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15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 ******************************************** ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/01/03 Dateline: New Orleans, LA ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff: Dick McCoy ('45, '46, and '02), Bill Berlin ('56) Jim Hamilton ('63), Lloyd Swain ('66) Peggy Hartnett ('72), Cathy Gilstrap ('75) ******************************************** ******************************************** Official Site of the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dick McCoy ('45, '46, and '02) Re: Parky Schermer Beard ('46RIP) Frank Schermer ('50) just sent me word that his sister, Parky, has passed away after a bout with cancer. She was a good buddy at the ol' Legion Hall in Richland. Her buddies, Jackie Rutenbeck Faulk ('48RIP), Jodie Grantham ('48?-RIP), and Jean Bobo DeBerry ('47RIP) are all deceased. We tried to get her address for Club 40 years ago.. Frank gave us one in Florida that didn't work. Later, Parky. -Dick McCoy ('45, '46, and '02), Bronc, Beaver, Bomber. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bill Berlin ('56) Re: I Love The Sandstorm I have only been getting the Sandstorm for a couple of months but I can't wait to open up the net and read the daily issue. So many names from the past that it really has jogged my memories, both good and bad, about growing up in Richland. We moved up in 1947 and I finished 3rd grade at Lewis and Clark that year. Lived the whole time in one of the single family "letter" houses on George Washington Way. Great place to grow up in and still contact a lot of my buddies from those years. The Sandstorm is so great that I have given up my subscription to the Seattle Times (Liberal rag that it is). I get enough sports and news that I like to read from the Sandstorm and ESPN. Maren, keep up the great work and where do I send my 12 bucks? -Bill Berlin ('56) ~ hopefully moving to Anacortes this summer. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jim Hamilton ('63) To: Frank Whiteside ('63) Game, Set and Match, Frankeaux jimbeaux -Jim Hamilton ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Lloyd Swain ('66) This is for Patti Moller ('67) You need to get a computer, Patty, so you can enjoy the Alumni Sandstorm and websites. I remember horses Major and General as the ones to request when we rode at your dad's stables in West Richland. I remember one time I got off my horse to... uhhh.... answer nature's call. I walked away and the horse took off back to the stables. Must have had a personality clash or something... and we were a ways from the stable. Have a good weekend all you bombers. Maren.. God!.. I forgot to send you a check. Write me -Lloyd Swain ('66) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Peggy Hartnett ('72) Re: The Paul Phillips ('49) Tracking Team Paul and his wife stopped by the museum here in Bisbee, AZ where I work and asked the docent at the desk if "Peggy" was there! I was asked if I knew a Peggy... I knew there had to be a Bomber near by! We had a great talk, he left for the Navy a couple years before I was born, but we both grew up calling Goethals home turf, small world stuff. So he's fine, just in the RV and offline. I am sure he'll be in contact soon. -Peggy Hartnett ('72) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Cathy Gilstrap Couto ('75) Happy Birthday to my sister Margaret Gilstrap O'Hara! ('74) -Cathy Gilstrap Couto ('75) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/02/03 ~ GROUNDHOG DAY Dateline: New Orleans, LA ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 8 Bombers sent stuff: Mary Beiers ('56), Jim Russell ('58) Ed Quigley ('62), Frank Whiteside ('63) Sharon McDermott ('63), Carol Converse ('64) Patti de la Bretonne ('65), Betti Avant ('69) ******************************************** ******************************************** Official Site of the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bob Eckert ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Yesterday: Maggie Gilstrap O'Hara ('74) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mary Beiers Glendinning ('56) Re: Schermers I was very sorry to hear that Parky Schermer ('46RIP) had passed on. Her sister, Jackie, was my first "best friend" when we moved to Richland in 1943 and I lost track of the family many years ago. Does anyone know where she is now? -Mary Beiers Glendinning ('56) ~ Palo Alto, CA - where it is always perfect. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jim Russell ('58) Re: good neighbors Good memories returned as I read yesterday's Sandstorm. One entry from Bill Berlin ('56) followed immediately by Jim Hamilton ('63). Brother Jack Russell ('60) and I lived right between those two, along with Bill's brother Bruce Berlin (a '63 WB) and Jim's sister Carolyn Hamilton ('60). Many good times were spent in the shared back "compound" playing baseball, football, performing "circus acts" for parents and friends, and, of course, running through the mosquito fogger. I couldn't have asked for better friends to live among, and my parents couldn't have asked for better neighbors than the Berlins and Hamiltons. -Jim Russell ('58) ~ Mountlake Terrace, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ed Quigley ('62) To: Ronnie Wallace ('62) Have been watching the news this morning, Ron, and knowing of your lifetime involvement with NASA and "space things", you immediately came to mind. I know that this must be a blow to you, and I've been thinking of you, and how this must affect you; condolences, my friend. -Ed Quigley ('62) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Frank Whiteside ('63) Re: New Orleans Area Bomber Lunch - 2/1/03 Frank Whiteside ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Sharon McDermott Bruce ('63) Re: Space Shuttle This is a sad day to lose so many astronauts, I feel so sad for their families. It is always such a shock when these things happen in our space program. My son lives in the area in N.E. Texas where so much debris fell... they said the sound was terrifying and lasted about 30 seconds. Of course at that time they had no idea what was happening and were very surprised when they turned on their T.V. this morning. One man was in his front yard when a tire fell about 30 feet from him... how lucky is that? A small airport reported finding what they thought was a part from one of their planes, put it in the back of their pick up and took it to the hanger. I hope they will have no lasting effects from that. Well, we all will join in prayer for the families. -Sharon McDermott Bruce ('63) ~ San Antonio, TX ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Carol Converse Maurer ('64) I just want to say how very sad my husband and I are about the devastating tragedy of the Columbia Space Shuttle this morning. Like they said on TV, we have really become complacent about the comings and goings of the space shuttles anymore. I really felt bad, as I'm one of those people. Didn't realize that they were coming home today and vaguely remember hearing about them going up. -Carol Converse Maurer ('64) ~ Eureka, CA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patty de la Bretonne ('65) Maren, I'm sure you've gotten a tons of emails about this, at least I hope most people didn't open it. My son thinks it's a virus so I deleted it. the message was "this is a very good tool. I hope you would like it." with an attachment.weird, and it just said Vegas68. -Patty de la Bretonne ('65) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [DELETE! DELETE!! DELETE!!! I can guarantee that it did NOT come from my computer as ALL my outgoing email is scanned by Norton Anti-Virus... This is a tricky virus that can "spoof" itself and make it LOOK like it came from somebody you know... I get them daily and they are made to LOOK like they are from one of you Bombers!!! Between SPAM and this nasty virus, I delete between 25 and 30 emails every day... this website was put together by Shane Monroe (my first computer "guru" guy) and it says it all: MY BEST ADVICE: Get anti virus software installed on your computer (Norton and McAfee are good) and KEEP YOUR VIRUS DEFINATIONS UPDATED. -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Betti Avant ('69) Re: another day for history - 1Feb2003 Another day to put in the history books. My how much history we have lived in. The first space shots, the deaths on the launch pad, man walking on the moon, Challenger explosion just after launch, the beginnings of the space station, and now today-an explosion on reentry. It makes me wonder if all the hype to be the first nation to do something is all that worth it. I, for one, would not care to see any more deaths just because of it. -Betti Avant ('69) ~ Goodland, KS - where today we hit the mid 70s *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/03/03 Dateline: New Orleans, LA ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 14 Bombers sent stuff: Sandra Atwater ('51), Don Lyall ('52) Kay Mitchell ('52), Carol Carson ('60) Audrey Eberhardt ('61WB), Terry Tate ('62) Donna Nelson ('63), Jean Armstrong ('64) Jim Hodgson ('64), Len Rediske ('66) Betti Avant ('69), Mike Davis ('74) Gary Schmidtke ('76), Wig Davis ('82) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Yesterday ( think): Len Rediske ('66) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Sandra Atwater Boyd ('51) Re: High School Road Trips I don't remember exactly what year it was that we went to the basketball tournament in Seattle - '49, '50? Anyway, a lot of kids went and of course had a lot of fun! I had permission from all of my teachers except for my shorthand teacher. My Dad said I could go even if she said I couldn't. Well, upon return to school, found out that I was "kicked out" of school!! Wow --- what a blow! I was crushed! My Dad was not happy about it since he had given permission. He called the school and boy, I was back in school like right now!! Do any of you girls remember going to the "girlie show" on 2nd Avenue? Let's hear some other stories about the state tournament! -Sandra Atwater Boyd ('51) ~ Palm Desert, CA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Don Lyall ('52) Re: My Brother Bob Jo Ann and I were out to California for a couple weeks to visit my brother Bob Lyall ('49) who is having a problem with Pulmonary Fibrosis. Hopefully they can get it under control soon. For those classmates of Bob's, after graduation from Richland in '49, he spent a tour in the Navy, mostly playing football, as he later got a full scholarship to Nebraska. After graduation from Nebraska, he was in sales in pipeline coating before building his own very successful business manufacturing products for natural gas distribution. He is retired and lives in Huntington Harbor, California. I helped him take his new 50 foot boat to San Diego for service. Hopefully he will recover to a point to be able to use it more. We had it down Marlin fishing around the tip of Baja last Spring. Bob is not online so those class mates who would like his address, email me and I will send it to you. -Don Lyall ('52) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Kay Mitchell Coates ('52) To: Peggy Hartnett ('72) Bisbee, AZ! Had we known there was another Bomber in Bisbee, we would have stopped by and said hello. We visited Dick's brother, Bomber Bill Coates ('63) now retired and living in Bisbee. He took us on a grand tour of the city, into all the little art shops and historical places. We loved the quaint little town and all the history of the area. He was an excellent tour guide and he loves living there. I will tell him to stop in and have a Bomber visit with you! He will be happy to know another Bomber has migrated that far south. Next time we come that way we will look you up and say hello. -Kay Mitchell Coates ('52) ~ Valley, WA - where a week of warm weather & rain has melted enough of our snow so that we have a few grassy green areas showing through! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Carol Carson Renaud ('60) Re: Renewal Time Hey Maren - Can you send me your address? It is time for paying up my dues again. I truly value what you do and think we should all kick in at least yearly so you can keep supporting our "need to communicate" with our former classmates. -Carol Carson Renaud ('60) ~ Seattle - where it's wet/ with dry breaks ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Audrey Eberhardt Mathews ('61WB) To echo everyone, my heart is heavy and my prayers are with the families and the entire nation as we again enter into national grief this time for those lost on the Columbia and their families. I had hoped 2003 would be a little lighter that 2001 and 2002, but now I have my very serious doubts. Thank God for the sustaining power of His Presence and Prayer. -Audrey Eberhardt Mathews ('61WB) ~ Middle Georgia is enjoying spring like weather and the Camellias in our yard are trying to bloom. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Terry Tate ('62) I would like to add my condolences to the seven astronauts who lost their lives Saturday in the tragic explosion of the shuttle and to their families. My family has quite a history of military aviation so this hits rather close to home. My dad flew B17s and B29s in World War II and I flew helicopters in the Army. My brother, Jake's ('66WB), oldest son in a Major in the Air Force and just recently was reassigned from the space center at Kennedy to NORAD at Cheyenne Mountain, CO. I am certain that this incident hit him pretty hard because he would have known every one of the astronauts. What a terrible reminder to us all that, when you strap those huge rockets to your backside and the candle gets lit, you can toss the word "routine" from your vocabulary. Let's keep six more Americans and one Israeli who gave everything they had to give for their countries and for humanity in our hearts and minds and prayers. -Terry Tate ('62) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Donna Nelson ('63) To: Jim Russell ('58) Whoa!! We did "circus acts", too. We were the "14 Kids from the 1400 block on Judson." I don't know how many summers the curtain went up on our clothesline and neighbors were invited to watch. I remember because my Mother made me an Indian costume and I had to sing "10 Little Indians." I wouldn't do it because I couldn't sing it backwards!!!! (I was pre-kindergarten) Let's see, there was my sister Jan ('60) and I and Suz ('67), I think, Thora ('59) and Barronelle ('62) Metcalf, Connie ('58) and Ronnie ('65) Bloom, Joyce ('62) and Steve ('65) Herbel, and now I need help. Help me out, you guys!!! -Donna Nelson ('63) ~ East Wenatchee, WA - where the groundhog would have never seen his shadow this morning with all the fog. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jean Armstrong Reynolds ('64) Re: More on the Phoenix Bomber Luncheon PLACE: Sweet Tomatoes ADDRESS: 10048 N. 26th Ave., Phoenix, AZ Just south of Peoria on the East side of I-17 on the access road. PHONE: (602) 749-9016 DATE: Saturday, February 15th TIME: 11:00 A.M. COST: Under $10.00 (watch for coupon in the Sunday paper coupon section. They have them there quite frequently.) TYPE OF RESTAURANT: Salad buffet (everything imaginable) with homemade soup, muffins, great pasta, bread, fruit, and ice cream. (Beverage extra) -Jean Armstrong Reynolds ('64) ~ Goodyear, AZ - where the high is 72 today. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jim Hodgson ('64) This is to announce the death of Eileen Hodgson, mother of Bob, Jim, Carol, Bev, Rick, Marie, and Therese Hodgson. She was 81 years old and died peacefully at 7:10 PM on the 30th of January, the birthday of her loving husband, Bob. Her funeral is to be held at Our Lady of Fatima Church in Seattle on Monday, February 3rd at 10:30 AM. -Jim Hodgson ('64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Len Rediske ('66) Re: Grounds Day Birthday Hey Maren- I'm a groundhog too......... I hope all you other groundhogs have a happy birthday also. -Len Rediske ('66) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Betti Avant ('69) Re: STS-107 Crew Portrait A free eCard for Sandstormers from! Pick it up at the following address: Click on the link above to view your eCard. Link is good for 30 days. Also, you can view the card by visiting and entering your eCard number: c45919517noxlkb -Betti Avant ('69) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Davis ('74) Re: Groundhog Day Brad Upton ('74) went outside today to see if he could see the groundhog looking for his shadow. The sunlight bounced off his bald head, reflected into the groundhog's eyes, and blinded the poor thing. Looks like six more weeks of winter while the groundhog has laser surgery on his eyes! Thanks a lot, Upton!!! -Mike Davis ('74) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gary Schmidtke ('76) February 2, 2003 Remembering Our Richland Teacher Heroes! Having watched the Space Shuttle Columbia speed across the beautiful Northern New Mexico sky Saturday morning, only to perish 5 minutes later over the Texas heavens, I am reminded of the many triumphs and tragedies in life, and am so thankful for how the wonderful, dedicated, World Class Teachers and Coaches of the Richland Public School System have prepared us so well for life's uncertain journeys. Some of my favorite and fundamental "Richland Teacher Moments" are where I learned about: BLOOD: Staring down the barrel of a Mr. Myrick, Jones, or Nussbaum war ball at Jefferson! SWEAT: Blocking out, diving for loose balls, and run- and-gun fast breaks with Mr. Neill, Hall, and Piippo's Chief Jo basketball program. TEARS: Trying to figure out writing style, structure, and symbolism from all my English Lit teachers! TEAMWORK: Staying on the same page with Mr. Personette and Rodgers during Chief Jo and Richland High band practices. THINKING: "Pre-college" courses at Jefferson Elementary with Ms. Sowell, Craft, Robinson, Orchard, and Swisher. And later with Mr. Barnard, Mathews, Richards, Gentle, Fankhauser, Ms. Davis, Skogen, and the other phenomenal teachers in Richland Schools. DETERMINATION: Learning about a simple game called golf from Mr. Russell and Mr. Juricich at Chief Jo and Richland High. LOVE: My most favorite Teacher "Moment" was spending a lifetime with a little known Kindergarten Teacher from Richland, that I've had the pleasure to know for 45 years - my Mother, Milly Schmidtke. She was Miss Mildred Johnson to those of you at Lewis & Clark, Spalding, and Jefferson in the '50s and Mrs. Schmidtke at Jefferson and Jason Lee in the '60s and '70s. While the name changed the passion didn't and was all about getting kids started on the right path in life. For you former students of Miss Johnson or Mrs. Schmidtke, she would be thrilled to hear from you and will most likely remember all of you. Please look her up under Fred and Milly Schmidtke in the Tri-City phone book, and drop her a note or give her a call. Or contact me for information on how to contact her. You will make her day! Having lived and traveled throughout the US and world, I become more impressed every day with the quality of teachers and education in the Richland School District. Many thanks to all the outstanding Richland Teachers and Coaches over the years, who have influenced our lives, made us stronger, and prepared us so well for the best and worst of times that lie ahead. Please join me in finding ways to honor these heroes of our youth. -Gary Schmidtke ('76 Bomber, '78 Hawk, '80 Cougar) Albuquerque, NM ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Wig Davis ('82) I had the pleasure to see Brad Upton ('74) in Denver this past Friday night. He's the real deal. Bombers should be proud of our son the "Funny Man." If you get the opportunity to go see him I would highly recommend it. -Wig Davis ('82) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/04/03 Dateline: New Orleans, LA ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 11 Bombers and 1 Bomber Mom today: Dick Roberts ('49), Thora Metcalf ('59) Mike Lewis ('60), Patti Jones ('60) Jack Gardiner ('61), Ron Wallace ('62) Jim Hamilton ('63), Gary Behymer ('64) Kathy Wersen ('64), David Rivers ('65) Pam Pyle ('69), BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Tom Crigler ('61) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Richard "Dick" Roberts ('49) To: Don Lyall ('52) That was a great story about brother Bob ('49). I'm sorry to hear about his illness. He was always such an active guy. Several years ago Carol Tyner Roberts ('52) and I and some other Southern California '49ers had the privilege of being hosted by Bob and his wife on their boat somewhere along the South CA beach... it may have been Huntington Beach Harbor. We had a lovely time and they were great hosts. And, a great boat, a sign of the success of Bob's enterprise. Please pass along this note to Bob and his wife and give them our best regards. If he would venture this far north to Avila Bay or Morro Bay, we would be delighted to return the favor. -Richard "Dick" Roberts ('49) & Carol Tyner Roberts ('52) Grover Beach, CA - where the weather is Hawaii style. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Thora Metcalf Ziegler ('59) Re: Circus To: Donna Nelson ('63) I remember well those circuses. Do you remember we also had a skating rink (of sorts) on the patio behind our house and David's? I remember doing a dance dressed like a butterfly. We also had a lot of neighborhood sleep outs. Some we're in my back yard and some were in the field right behind your house. In the late Fall we would rake leaves and bring them to the field and build outlines of castles and anything else we could think of. One year we even built a skating rink. I remember flooding it with hoses from your house. It's a shame kids today don't seem to have the imagination we did. We rarely played in the house unless it was bad weather and then we were either down in your basement or ours, playing store with powdered sugar (ice cream) or some other ingenious idea. Those really were the good old days. -Thora Metcalf Ziegler ('59) ~ Tucked in a beautiful valley miles from anywhere where nature is truly God's handiwork. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Lewis ('60) Everyone is in anguish about the loss of the Columbia. It was a real tragedy with important human qualities. I cannot advise ignoring the emotional content for it includes concern for the developing, unexpected high costs of space flight and the limited budgets in which NASA was scrimping on the internet for parts. It was timely and good to reach the moon and develop the orbital surveillance of Earth; the moon was an ancient goal for thousands of years. But the ensuing, untrammeled enthusiasm for immense projects raises eyebrows. We cannot do the whole millennium in a day. As with any dynasty, there are natural, real, positive and good reasons for the hiatus. Had a very strong premonition when the Challenger blew up, that there would be an identical loss on a return flight soon. Can't prove the memory of a premonition to anybody of course, but can't forget it either. Think it had something to do with galactic rotation in the long haul. -Mike Lewis ('60), Rocket Club 1960 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) Re: Columbia Crew Memorial [WITH MUSIC] -Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) ~ Browns Point, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jack Gardiner ('61) Re: Santa A while back a guy wrote about a visit he had from Santa Clause one morning at his home in 1950. I think he said he lived in North Richland. I printed it out, but have lost it. Looked through issues of the Alumni Sandstorm but can't find it. Can anyone out there help me where to find it again. thanks ...... -Jack Gardiner ('61) ~ San Jose, CA ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Here it is... article by John Hebert. -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ron Wallace ('62) To: Ed Quigley ('62) Thanks for the thought, Ed. I saw a shuttle launch from my front yard a while back. Given the distance from Fort Myers to Cape Canaveral, it wasn't spectacular, but there was a bit of contrail visible between the clouds in the orange dawn light and it was pretty neat. Saturday morning, I decided that I would try to watch a shuttle landing for the first time. In the past, I have heard the sonic booms of landings but never had the presence of mind to get out and watch at the right time. So I stood in front of my house at the appointed time with my binoculars, not really knowing what to expect. When I didn't see anything or hear anything, I figured they must have scrubbed the landing for some reason and I would have to wait for the next orbit. Then I came in and turned the tube to hear the sad news. I was never very close to the manned program at NASA, but I did have an opportunity to meet several young astronaut trainees, and was impressed. It's truly been a bad day for all of us. I have resolved to not miss another opportunity to see the shuttles coming and going. Life's too short to miss such rare privileges. Stay well, -Ron Wallace ('62) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jim Hamilton ('63) Re: February 3rd 'Cause it's such a special day, I splashed on an extra pint of Jade East (Kennewick girls still dig it), pulled out my jar of Lucky Tiger and smeared a couple of fingers worth of that magic pomade on what's left of my locks, rolled up my sleeves, turned up my collar, put a toothpick in my mouth and headed out the door. Taps on my "mile highs" shooting sparks all the way across the garage to the Honda. Today is 2/3, "The day the music died". In keeping with the moment, I spit in the eye of authority, flipped them the bird and drove solo in the HOV lane. Talk about a Bad Ass. I've got a doo-wop CD I got on a PBS pledge drive, and I cranked it up so them latte sipping dilettante in their SUVs knew not to mess with the kid. Greasers Rule, jimbeaux (Good thing Buddy Holly didn't die on the third Tuesday, then I might really look like an idiot at the Kirkland Chamber of Commerce meeting) -Jim Hamilton ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gary Behymer ('64) Re: "The Day the Music Died" 02/03/59 February 3rd... On a cold winter's night a small private plane took off from Clear Lake, Iowa bound for Fargo, N.D. It never made its destination. When that plane crashed, it claimed the lives of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, J.P. "Big Bopper" Richardson and the pilot, Roger Peterson. Official Site of Buddy Holly SURFIN' THE NET... Re: Marc's Collection of High School Mascots Richland Bombers listed. Re: Mascots Richland Bombers listed here. A very slow site to load (;-( Leave a Bomber message in his guest book. Re: Manhattan Project Heritage Preservation Assoc., Inc. -Gary Behymer ('64) ~ downtown Colfax, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Kathy Wersen Alder ('64) To: Jim Hodgson ('64) Sorry to hear about your mother, Jim. I remember what it was like to lose your mother as mine died about 8 years ago around Thanksgiving time. It was tough for the first few years, then it gets easier. I had a friend tell me that a Mother dying is something you never quite get over and I find it true even today! She must have been up there in years. How old was she? I just found out from my sister, Becky ('65), that my Grandmother of 99 years old died last Tuesday - January 28th - and I remember her when Mom died very suddenly. My grandmother was 91 then! She didn't think she'd be alive to see anyone else die! Little did she know she'd live another 8 years past her date! My Dad is still alive and kicking and he's 77 years young! Too bad I was closest with my Mom. Anyway, my condolences are there for you, Jim. -Kathy Wersen Alder ('64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: David Rivers ('65) Re: 2/3/59 Where was my mind? Saturday morning, I headed for my Donut Delinquent group, just like normal. Mr. Heidlebaugh ('65) came by at 6:30 to get me... we puttzed around doing I don't know what... I think we just look at whatever has been added or detracted from each others' cars... anyway... we are never on time... then over to get java and gas... then on the road... oblivious to the rest of the world... just like we were back in 1959... the music and the cars... that was the enormity of our lives... girls of course there were girls... so ok... the music, cars and girls... they were are priorities and any one could take a first place position at any given time... I think... I think... I may have heard something about the Shuttle... but then did I... got to the Donut shop and stared kicking tires... my '34 had a horrible squeal coming from the left front wheel... was it brakes? Oh one of the shocks is all bent... what could I have hit? Can't be a bearing... pleeeeeeeez! Time for breakfast... all the cars start in unison... (Gentlemen... start your engines)... Jimmy and a guy named Pete are running open dumps... that'll be fun... Screeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeech... uh oh... better head home... It's not a bearing... if I say it over and over it'll make it true right? Then my wheel won't twist off at the spindle as I try to get across town... hmmmmmm sounds gone... gotta be a good sign... get it home... jack it up... oh my... that wheel is sure hard to spin... and the slight wobble... well hope it's not frozen... will handle it later... gots ta get back to the boys... breakfast is somber... the news is on... My God... Oh my God ......... To the show at the Rio... drive a roadster... with my Goggles and my little WWI British leather helmet... Rock 'n Roll Photo show on at the Rio... several pictures of Buddy and El... course... some great photos... 5 rooms full plus guitars, Mouse originals and all kinds a art work that made it to album covers... We are all still awestruck... life has expanded a bit since '59... We hear some fool is already on ebay selling "memorabilia"... how low can you go? Didn't they say "don't touch"!!!!! I think that includes "don't take" as a subset... Sunday... gotta get that old storage bin cleaned out so I can stop some of the bleeding... What in the heck... I can't remember putting all this JUNK in here... why would anyone save this stuff... two trips with the pick up to the storage place dumpster... still not finished but I can't breathe any more from all this dust... Hit the sack early... tomorrow is the "day" Wake up... dress in black... will put up my sign on the door so the uninformed will know today is special... the day the music died... got an email from Behymer ('64)... no Gary... I didn't forget... not sure where I was... my mind I mean... Another from Jimbeaux ('63)... gosh... I must really be out of it... I always do an entry on the 3rd... How did the world get so big and complicated in such a short time? -David Rivers ('65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Pam Pyle Jewett-Bullock ('69) Re: Annual Fire Prevention Parade Dear Friends in Bomberville: On our way to a couples baby shower in Northern Virginia yesterday, we drove through li'l ol' downtown Manassas and passed the elderly Manassas Fire Station-- home of the Manassas Volunteer Fire Department. Sparked a memory, if you'll forgive the pun... My parents migrated from Newton, Iowa, to Richland, along with my sister, Betty Louise Pyle ('56), circa 1946. Prior to hiring on with the Fire Department out at Hanford (for GE and, later, ITT/FSS), Daddy went to work as a fireman at the Richland FD, at the station on George Washington Way (across from City Hall when I was in high school in the late '60s). I found myself babbling to hubby yesterday about how cool it had been to be a fireman's little girl in what was then a pretty small town. I loved the occasional visit to the fire station, to look at and climb on the shiny red trucks; and, as "C.V.'s daughter", was always treated specially by the firemen. Before our calendars got so cluttered with National This Day or That, National Fire Prevention Week was a pretty big deal everywhere. Certainly, the adults in our town made it so. The RFD firemen visited our classrooms, with wonderful PLASTIC FIRE HATS FOR ALL! We got to meet the RFD fire dog (was his name Sparky?) and have our class photos taken with our fire hats on. We had fire prevention poster coloring and essay writing contests in elementary schools; and, in Richland--at least in the South End, we ALL looked forward to the Annual Fire Prevention Parade. For those few of my earliest years, before Daddy went on to Hanford, the parade was extra special to me, as "C.V." either got to drive or be on that lead fire truck in each parade. We kids would drive our parents nuts for enough money to buy crepe paper streamers to decorate our parade "floats" (bicycles). The streamers were woven into the bike wheel spokes, wrapped around the frame, and draped as trailer-streamers from every possible bike part which support attachment of the flimsy paper. Playing cards were attached to the bike forks with clothespins, so that a cool "engine noise" would be made by the characteristic flappity-flappity-flappity of the stiff playing cards against the turning wire wheel spokes. (Of course, one had to carry extra playing cards to ride in the parade, in order to keep the "effect" fresh; cards would occasionally get "flabby" or fly off the clothespins.) We drew, colored, painted and attached fire prevention slogans and signs to our "floats", to our bodies, and to our clothing. Since the event was usually in the Spring--seems to me it was April sometime--we ALL hoped for sunny weather to prevail on parade day. Rain was the proverbial kiss of death for crepe paper! It would reduce us, our clothing, and our "floats" to a limp, soggy, FADED mess! Oh, but on those SUNNY parade days, what a festive sight was the procession of the fire trucks, hundreds of bicycle "floats", a couple of bands, even a costumed family pet or two! Just a thought... Bomber Cheers, -Pam Pyle Jewett-Bullock ('69) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) Wig is right. I'm very proud of Brad. I saw his last show in Richland. Next time I see it though I want to be in the first row. I'm such a blind old bat I missed his facial expressions and Jumbo said you can't miss his facial expressions with the jokes. So when will you be back in town, Brad? Is there anyone we can start bugging to have it happen soon? -BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/05/03 Dateline: New Orleans, LA ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers and 1 funeral notice today: Dick Avedovech, Jr. ('56), Patti Jones ('60) David Rivers ('65), Marcia Wade ('67) Brad Upton ('74) ******************************************** ******************************************** LUNCHES (in order of appearance) 02/08 - Portland/Vancouver 02/09 - Seattle 02/15 - Phoenix More information: Click the lunch you want to know about. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dick Avedovech, Jr. ('56) Re: My dad, Richard "Dick" Avedovech I'm sorry to have to report that my dad, Dick Avedovech, passed away Saturday, February 1st. He came to Richland in late 1943 and we followed in mid 1944 and moved into one of the first "B" houses across the street from the Pre-Fabs. He worked for some time for Westinghouse and then G.E. before leaving to manage downtown Thrifty Drugstore for a number of years. Some of you may even remember the camera store he opened across the street from C.C. Anderson's, next door to a tavern, (Which I got kicked out of for being underage). Since those days he moved to the Portland, OR area and did quite a few different things in business before retiring from the hearing aid business. He passed away peacefully in his sleep which is a blessing. -Dr. Dick Avedovech, Jr., Ph. D. ('56) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) Re: Seattle/Puget Sound Area/Fife Luncheon The Bomber Babes and Dudes RSVP: by Friday February 7, 2003 Note the new coffee time! DATE: February 9, 2002 COFFEE TIME: 11:30 P.M. LUNCH TIME: 12:30 p.m. WHERE: Fife Bar and Grill - Next to the Day's Inn PHONE: (253) 922-9555 ADDRESS: 3025 Pacific Hwy E., Fife, WA I-5, Exit 136 B (Port of Tacoma) Turn left on Pacific Hwy. E. PRICE: Price range $10.00 - $14.50 includes drink and tip Re: Last minute Bombers For the Bombers who like to be "last minute", there is always plenty of room. Reservations help the restaurant but they are ok if we aren't exact on the numbers. All Bomber Spouses and Friends are welcome! Re: Portland/Vancouver Luncheon There are about 7? Bombers caravaning to the Portland luncheon this Saturday, February 8th, from the Puget Sound Area. We are meeting at 8:00 a.m. at the Fife Bar & Grill where the Puget Sound Area luncheon is every month. Any Bomber is welcome to join us. Please email the coordinator of the Portland luncheon, for a lunch reservation if you are going. -Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) ~ Browns Point, WA - Sun shone all day! Would think Spring is on it's way. Not going to let the sunshine fool me because western Washington's weather can change within hours -- no matter what the weathermen say. *GRIN* ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: David Rivers ('65) Re: It's coming The big day... I mean the BIG day. Watch for it at a Sandstorm near you. Coming... February 12... THE BIG DAY! -David Rivers ('65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Marcia Wade Hausenbuiller ('67) Re: Fire Prevention Week To: Pam Pyle Jewett-Bullock ('69) Pam, I remember Fire Prevention Week being in October... one of the first special things after school started. And we got the neat booklet with the Jr. Fire Marshall fellow, and all the fire protection check lists we got to go home and check out our homes with... plan our escape routes, etc. (Always wished then I lived in an "A" house instead of a pre cut so I could use a ladder to climb out the upstairs windows!) Oh what memories! April or October, I know I enjoyed that week too!! -Marcia Wade Hausenbuiller ('67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Brad Upton ('74) To: BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) and everyone else in the Tri-Cities) I am doing a show at CBC on Saturday, March 22nd to benefit the CBC Women's Softball program. My long-time friend and classmate, Mark Ibatuan ('74), is the head coach of the Hawks softball program and we're going to try and put a little more money in his budget. Of course, I will be expecting a national championship from Mark for my efforts. Put it on your calendars! Everybody's coming, right? All the cool kids will be there. What's the matter are you afraid? Come on, it will make you more popular... everybody will say hi to you in the hall on Monday. Come on, do it, don't be scared. -Brad Upton ('74) ******************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Scanned from the TCHerald by Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) >>Carol Thornton ('68) ~ 4/21/50 - 01/30/03 *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/06/03 Dateline: New Orleans, LA ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 8 Bombers, 1 Bomber Mom, and 1 funeral notice today: Jeff Hartman ('59), Larry Mattingly ('60) Donna Nelson ('63), Gary Behymer ('64) Linda Reining ('64), Pam Pyle ('69) Lois Clayton ('72), Cecily Riccobuono ('77) BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mike Franco ('70) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: John Cole ('66) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jeff Hartman ('59) Re: Mary Hartman (Bomber Mom/Teacher) My mother, Mary Hartman, taught 1st grade at Jason Lee in the '50s and '60s. She turned 90 on 1/28. Last year she went through a stroke and ovarian cancer surgery. Presently is in her 4th cycle of chemo at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. Still has her sense of humor including asking me, her bald son, who has the most hair, her or me. She is living with my wife and me and although she avoids the mysteries of e-mail any wishes sent her way would be paper printed and much appreciated. -Jeff Hartman ('59) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Larry Mattingly ('60) Re: Fire prevention I too remember fire prevention week and the trip to the fire station walking from Lewis and Clark. Anyone remember the big oil pits they had sometimes? They would set them on fire and then demonstrate how they put them out. Huge clouds of ugly black smoke rolling up in the sky. You could feel the heat. Then they put it out and did it again for the next class. As a person who makes his living playing with fire on a daily basis, I have always had a very real fear of house fires. As I was growing up several of our family friends and a couple of relatives had house fires. I can still remember the burned beds and clothes thrown out in a stinking pile by the firemen. As a result, when my girls were about 4 and 5 and I was a single parent, we talked about fire. No playing with matches and so on. But we also talked about escape from their bedroom if there was fire in the house. We discussed keeping the door shut and going out the window. If you couldn't get the window open, break out the glass, clean it off with one of their little chairs and lay a blanket on the sill and get out. Well one day one of them left a box of cereal on the stove and the other turned on the wrong burner to heat soup for lunch. The oldest had just gotten stove privileges for certain things and had not had a problem the first few days. I was outside repairing the front porch. I heard the window break out back and went around the house to see what happened. You guessed it, the box caught fire and they ran from the "B" house kitchen into the bedroom shut the door and went out the window as instructed. The blanket flapping in the breeze was my first clue. We laugh about it now but I willingly paid the price of the window pane. "Happiness is the sky in bloom" -J Larry Mattingly ('60) ~ On a very nice day South of Olympia. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Donna Nelson ('63) To: Thora Metcalf Ziegler ('59) Suz said why didn't I respond to your email. I do remember all those things we did. The dirt side of our basement was the home for Connie's, David's, and Jan's chemistry set too. I read a book in school about Morris And The Disappearing Bag. Morris wanted to play with his sister's chemistry set instead of getting in a disappearing bag. I wanted to play with those chemicals too but was afraid of them. I do remember the skating rink, Army blanket castles, scarfs tucked into our underwear so it flowed when we ran, Barronelle putting turpentine on a cat's nose to clean paint off, sequin earrings we sold to the neighbors, my Dad yelling at us all night because we were sleeping out right under his window, the earwigs and bugs that crawled on us when we did sleep out, you and Barronelle having to take naps and I didn't, jack tournaments, Kick the Can, tag, Anny, Anny, Over and volleyball too....... the remembrances go on if I really think about it. I left Barronelle a note Jan 14 in the flower shop. -Donna Nelson ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gary Behymer ('64) Re: Tri-City Herald Genealogy discussion page at ******** The note is from: Steve Tuesday December 24, 2002 at 1:51 I'm looking for information about my father. Max Hughes was a police chief in Richland and passed away in 1987 or '88. I have heard that I may have brothers or sisters in the Richland area. Please help if you can. Thank you. Steve ************** -Gary Behymer ('64) - downtown Colfax, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda Reining ('64) Re: 2nd Bakersfield Bomber Luncheon DATE: Saturday, February 15, 2003 TIME: 1:00 p.m. WHERE: Coco's Restaurant DIRECTIONS: 99 freeway to the Rosedale exit, West on Rosedale, turn left on Jet Way. (there is a Lowe's Hardware Store, ARCO gas station, White Water Car Wash at that turn also--can't miss it). *GRIN* CYA there -Linda Reining ('64) ~ the weather in Bakersfield, CA can't seem to decide if it wants to be Winter or Spring... freezing cold at night and early morning and shirt-sleeve weather during the day. We STILL need the rain! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Pam Pyle Jewett-Bullock ('69) To: Marcia Wade Hausenbuiller ('67) Re: National Fire Prevention Week Thanks, Marcia, for correcting my fuzzy memory for dates. You are absolutely right! As a fireman's daughter, I really oughtta get that straight, don't you think? A little research produced the following, from the Federal Emergency Management's web site: "National Fire Prevention Week has been observed since 1922 the week of October 9th. This marks the date of the Great Chicago Fire in 1871. In that tragic conflagration, more than 250 people were killed. 100,000 were left homeless, 17,400 structures were destroyed, and more than 2000 acres burned." Makes sense, doesn't it? And, Marcia, you weren't alone in your childhood longing to try the ladder escape drills from a SECOND- story window... Ours was a pre-fab, so I drove my parents nuts on that score, as well. Now that I do live in that glorious two-story colonial of my dreams, I find my lusting is in the opposite direction--back toward the MUCH more practical (and safe) SINGLE-story accommodations! As they say, "The grass is always greener..." Thanks, again, for your clarity. And, how's your brother? We were classmates, and my fuzzy memory tells me you lived "just around the corner" from us... or was it "just the other side of the block"... on Adams... Abbott... GWWay...? We were at 102 Armistead. Bomber regards, -Pam Pyle Jewett-Bullock ('69) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Lois Clayton Colton ('72) Re: pictures My nephew has started a new digital photo business that might be helpful to someone. (It's at least interesting to look at.) He can add and subtract people and objects from old photos and do lots of other things with pictures. Normally I wouldn't want to "advertise" on the Sandstorm, but thought some of your school pictures or other pictures might have gotten damaged through the years. You can find it at: -Lois Clayton Colton ('72) ~ Hawaii ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [NOTE: Don't try to view this site with an old browser.] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Cecily Riccobuono McClanahan ('77) To: My big sister, Lisa Riccobuono Gerken ('75) Happy 46th Birthday! Now you're closer to 50 than 40! Isn't that a wonderful thought? I guess at this point, we just need to be grateful for every birthday, cuz it sure beats the alternative. Anyway, you are the best sister EVER. And I'm not just saying that cuz you're my ONLY sister, but because I love you. Have a great day. Your MUCH YOUNGER sister, Cecily Re: Portland/Vancouver Luncheon Lola, I will be there. Any alumni who has yet to attend a luncheon, please try to come. We sure do have a good time. -Cecily Riccobuono McClanahan ('77) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) Great Brad We will all be there for sure and by the way you are invited to my 70th birthday party and you don't even have to perform. -BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) ******************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** For this funeral notice, check the Einan's website at: >>Louis "Lou" Hartcorn (Bomber Dad) ~ 2/24/22 - 2/4/03 *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/07/03 Dateline: New Orleans, LA ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 8 Bombers sent stuff: Laura Dean Kirby ('55), Judy Willox ('61) Bill Wingfield ('67), Karen Schildknecht ('67) Marcia Wade ('67), Pam Ehinger ('67) Kathie Moore ('69), Greg Alley ('73) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Yesterday: Lisa Riccobuono Gerken ('75) ******************************************** ******************************************** LUNCHES (in order of appearance) TOMORROW - Portland/Vancouver 02/09 - Seattle 02/15 - Bakersfield More information: Click the lunch you want to know about. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Laura Dean Kirby ('55) Re: Looking for To: Doris Hackney Barrot ('52) If you are out there, please correct your email address at the class sight or send me an email direct. -Laura Dean Kirby Armstrong ('55) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Judy Willox Hodge ('61) To: All Bombers Re: Columbia Shuttle Debris Slide Show I got this site from my Father-in-law today who lives in Texas and watched this whole thing take place. This is quite an interesting slide show of pictures of some of the debris that came from the Columbia shuttle. NO, no human remains or I would not have sent it. But this is interesting. I hope you all enjoy it even though we do NOT enjoy from whence it came! Site is at: Bomber Cheers, -Judy Willox Hodge (Classic Class of '61) ~ Richland ~ so cold in the mornings ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bill Wingfield ('67) Re: CONGRATULATIONS GOES OUT TO THE TRI-CITIES ELITE JAZZ DANCE TEAM My better half and I just got back from a short 7 hour drive to Orlando to watch Richland's Senior and Junior Elite Jazz Dance Teams compete in the National Championships. Both teams competed in their respective divisions in Hip Hop and Jazz. The Seniors won 3rd place in the Nation in both Hip Hop and the Jazz events. The Juniors won 2nd place in their Hip Hop competition and won 1st place in the Jazz competition. I regret that I didn't talk to more of the parents and coaches to find out who are Bombers. I do know cause that's the reason we went down there, that my niece Kelley McCallum was on the Junior team that won the National Championship. She is the daughter of my sister Jan Wingfield McCallum ('68). Kelley's good friend Molly Moffett, daughter of Barbara Kester Moffett ('66), was also on this Championship team. You might of seen it on the TV news there in the Tri-Cities cause camera and news men were there in the Pasco airport filming them as they got off the plane. I wish I could of been there for that. I just had to brag on a little old town in the SE corner of Washington state going to the National Championships and bringing home lots of hardware. -Bill Wingfield (Blue Ribbon Class of '67) ~ Augusta, GA Where believe it or not women do play golf. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Karen Schildknecht Mateo ('67) To: B. J. Davis (Bomber Mom) That was a wonderful invitation you gave Brad Upton ('74) to attend your 70th birthday... and to tell him he doesn't even have to perform. That man doesn't know how to NOT perform. He is the funniest person I know. (But you probably already know that.) Have a wonderful birthday! -Karen Schildknecht Mateo ('67), Lynn's sister ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Marcia Wade Hausenbuiller ('67) Re: Fire Prevention week To: Pam Pyle Jewett-Bullock ('69) Oh yes indeed, we were neighbors. We were on Abbot. Actually, my mom still is there. Dan is alive and semi-well, living in K'wick and working (where else) at Hanford. He has two fine sons who graduated from Kamiakin. Dan even still has most of his wavy red hair, tho it's faded a bit over the years. I always hated him for getting the curls and the red hair. Now that I know we were neighbors I know why your name struck such a familiar chord in my memory... I can even almost call up a picture of you in my memory. I couldn't figure out when I first read your post why your name sounded sooo familiar. Good to hear from you! I'm back in a pre cut again, after years of lusting after 2 story colonials and never getting one. Would have not been good if I had gotten one, as I don't do well on stairs, but I did want one none the less. As you said, the grass is greener.... And to Larry Mattingly ('60) Darn, I don't remember ever getting to walk down to the fire station, you 'big kids' got to have all the fun! And a grease pit fire sounds really exciting!! Not fair! -Marcia Wade Hausenbuiller ('67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Pam Ehinger Nassen ('67) To: Scott Hartcorn ('67) I can't imagine the pain and sorrow you are going through now. Just know that even though I never knew your Dad, My heart goes out to you and your family. Please except my Deepest Sympathy. May God bless and watch over you and your family. -Pam Ehinger Nassen ('67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Kathie Moore Adair ('69) Re: Obituaries If you have the full name and date of death and need a local Obituary: For Obituaries after 1991: email the Tri-City Herald Librarian, For those before 1991: You need to go to a Tri-Cities Public Library and look up old papers and read the obituaries. I can go and do this for you if you want. Let me know. Good Luck. -Kathie Moore Adair ('69) ~ Very Sunny Gorgeous Day in West Richland ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Greg Alley ('73) To: Mike Franco ('70) Happy birthday and where have you been? I went to the Richland-Pasco game Saturday and there was about 3500 people, pretty close to the old days. It was a good game and saw many old faces. Check in soon. I know you travel around the world and hopefully your not hanging with the Taliban, but some Bombers somewhere. -Greg Alley ('73) ~ Richland - It's cold but Spring is near. *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/08/03 Dateline: New Orleans, LA ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Char Dossett ('51), Bill Berlin ('56) Judy Willox ('61), Maren Smyth ('63 & '64) Karen Schildknecht ('67) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Yesterday: Jerry Rice ('71) ******************************************** ******************************************** LUNCHES (in order of appearance) TODAY - Portland/Vancouver TOMORROW - Seattle 02/11 - Ladies of '61 02/15 - Bakersfield More information: Click the lunch you want to know about. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Charlotte Dossett Holden ('51) To: Bill Wingfield ('67) Just thought you may not know that Sam's daughter, Samantha lives in Clearwater now. She and her family moved there during this past year. She is still having a hard time regarding her Dad's passing. I have her email if you would like it. -Char Dossett Holden ('51) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bill Berlin ('56) I was sorry to hear that Dick Avedovech Sr. passed away recently. My Mom, probably of the same vintage, just celebrated her 94th so Dick Sr must have led a good, long life. Dick Jr. ('56) and I grew up down in the South end of Bomberville and I remember him well as a good friend. So here is a story about your Dad. Some of us, not Dick Jr., decided to "boost" (for those outside the criminal element, that means to shoplift) some sun glasses at the Drug Store. Not a big deal. Just walk in with an old pair on and walk out with a new pair. I did it just once but my Dad, a General in the US Army Reserve and used to working with jokers like me, figured out that I had a new pair of sun glasses. Knowing what my collective finances were at the time were, he realized that if a round the world trip cost a nickel, I could not get out of sight. Now caught, I was told to go back to the Drug Store and pay for the glasses and return them to the store to be resold. Mr. A. thought that was a bit harsh but he did give me a nice little piece about stealing, crime, prison, etc., and between my Old Man and Mr. A., I was back on the straight and narrow from that time on right up until this writing. I do not even have a parking ticket to this very day. I was even afraid of stealing second base in baseball. Lesson learned. Lesson: Mr. A. did me a big, big favor at a most impressionable age and that is probably why Dick Jr. is a Ph.D. and I am just a humble yacht builder. Thanks Mr. A. and Rest In Peace. Dick, send me an e-mail! -Bill Berlin ('56), Richland's answer to the Soprano's ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Judy Willox Hodge ('61) To: Class of '61 Ladies The class of '61 ladies are having another luncheon this coming Tuesday, the 11th of February and will take place at Hayden's Restaurant in Pasco starting at 11:30 A.M. If any of you ladies from the class of '61 would like to join us, please RSVP by no later then Monday morning so that we may inform the restaurant of how many may be there. This is important as we do want to have enough room for all that may show up. You may email me for now as I do not want to give out anyone else's email until I clear that with them. I will see to it that the person in charge will get the RSVP's until then. These lunches are fun gals, so do try to make it. Until then, Bomber Cheers, -Judy Willox Hodge (Classic Class of '61) ~ Richland ~ still cold but sunny and can't wait for spring! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Karen Schildknecht Mateo ('67) To: Scott Hartcorn ('67) Please accept my sincere condolences on the loss of your father. I hope all of the happy memories you shared with him will sustain you through the hard days to come. God bless you and your family. -Karen Schildknecht Mateo ('67) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/09/03 Dateline: New Orleans, LA ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Max Sutton ('57), Anita Cleaver ('63) Linda Reining ('64), Lloyd Swain ('66) Marcia Wade ('67) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gayle Dunn Sutton ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rob Hausenbuiller ('93) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Yesterday: Cathy Lemler Dunnum ('74) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Max Sutton ('57) I would like to take a minute to wish my wonderful wife, Gayle Dunn Sutton ('62), a Happy Birthday, Honey. We've been together 30 years now and each one of these seems more special than the last. I love ya, -Max Sutton ('57) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Anita Cleaver Heiling ('63) Re: realtor Any Bombers out there who are realtors in Richland? Would really appreciate making contact with someone who is familiar with properties in the Richland area. Thanks. -Anita Cleaver Heiling ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda Reining ('64) To: Bill Berlin ('56) Re: shoplifting When my oldest daughter, Traci, was about 5 (she is now 36) we were living in Astoria, OR and we had gone into the "Five and Dime" -- she wanted some candy -- I had told her "No", and didn't think any more of it. When we got outside the store, I noticed she had her fist clenched tight... when I made her open it, she had a handful of penny candy... marched her right back into the store, found the store manager and made her tell him what she had done. He was an older gentleman and I was afraid he would just tell her it was okay, but he gave her a scolding and told her she could NEVER come in his store, again!!!!!! Really put the fear of God into her! She never shoplifted again!! *GRIN* -Linda Reining ('64) ~ Bakersfield, CA - we are still dry as ever, but the weatherman is promising rain late Wednesday or early Thursday. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Lloyd Swain ('66) To: Scott Hartcorn ('67) Sorry to hear of your father's passing. My wife, Ruth. and I give you and your family our deepest sympathies. Re: Demented Drive In For all of you B Horror Movie fans who live in the Tri-Cities and subscribe to Charter Communications you can watch some great old movies on Channel 3 on Friday nights at 9pm. Demented Drive In is hosted by my cohort Nick Wagoner as Floyd Cadaverous, a likable old vampire. So for those of you who went to Thrifty drug and got that sales receipt to get into the Uptown you can now enjoy the same campy media in the comfort of your living room. Check it our. Also check out the Tri-City Economic Outlook Forum that starts on February 11th at 8pm on Channel 3. It is a very comprehensive and thorough look at the national, regional and local economies. There are three one hour segments on February 11th, 12th, and 13th. And finally, Live Americans hockey on Sunday February 9th at 4:45. Maybe the live tv will drive the team to play better. -Lloyd Swain ('66) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Marcia Wade Hausenbuiller ('67) Just wanted to wish a public Bomber birthday wish to a great son, Rob Hausenbuiller ('93). I know he reads the Alumni Sandstorm there in merry olde England, and I want him to know he's in my prayers daily, and my thoughts every bit as often. Love you, Rob! Mom. -Marcia Wade Hausenbuiller ('67) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/10/03 Dateline: New Orleans, LA ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 9 Bombers sent stuff: Tom Hughes ('56), John Browne, Jr. ('61) Judy Willox ('61), Karma King ('64) Rick Valentine ('68), Gordie McMaster ('69) Marty Harris ('77), Tammy McGee ('79) Rob Hausenbuiller ('93) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jerry Molnaa ('52) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Linda Woods ('61WB) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Tom Hughes ('56) Re: February Portland Lunch Seven of the Seattle area people made it down to the Portland lunch this month. We had a great time both traveling down there and visiting with the Portland area people. The lunch was great and the conversation was constant and loud. Hopefully some of them can make it up to our Fife lunches one of these days. Re: February Seattle Lunch (in Fife) The turnout at the Fife lunch was a little light but that did not temper the enthusiasm in any way. About half way through the Restaurant closed the door to our room because we were too loud for their customers. Mike Bradley ('56) made it for the first time and we had a good visit with him. (Jim Hamilton ('63): If Mike can make it why not you?) The waitress joined in by yelling at everyone to shut up and sit down someplace so she could take our orders. She also took the group picture. Attending were: Carol Black Foster ('48), Char Dossett Holden ('51), Mike Bradley ('56), Larry Mattingly ('60), Curt Donahue ('53), Irl French ('51), Jim McDougal ('5), Patti Jones Ahrens ('60), Agnes Hughes, Jessica Blessing, Tom Hughes ('56), and though late, the much appreciated Burt Pierard ('59). -Tom Hughes ('56) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: John Browne, Jr. ('61) Re: '61 Class Ring I was on the Class of '61 homepage & took a sidelong look at the class ring there... [] Is that an anthropomorphic cloud with a mushroom hair-do? Never had bothered to look closely, I guess (& maybe I'm looking TOO closely ;-)). ^..^ -JHBrowne, Jr. ('61) ~ Vashon Island, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Judy Willox Hodge ('61) To: Gayle Dunn Sutton ('62) Re: Your Birthday Hi Gayle, Happy birthday to a voice from the long ago past. I was going to put an entry in the Sandstorm to you and Rob and blew it, so am putting it in today. Anyway, do not know if you will remember me, but you and Greg and your parents go way back with our family. We traded an old upright and I believe $500.00 for a Chickering baby grand piano. That piano still sits today in my sister's living room and has since been redone and is kept in perfect tune by the man that has kept us all in tune for many years; Bill VanWinkle. I have often wondered what happened to the old upright as I loved that piano, but I didn't go on with lessons. I did take lessons on the grand for a while and it is a wonder it still works today as for weeks I had to keep practicing on "For Eloise" and I used to pound the hell out of the piano when it would go wrong. Meant that I was going to have to have it another week and I hated that song. Still do today as a matter of fact! *GRIN* Have often wondered about you Greg and that upright piano! *LOL* Hope you had a wonderful birthday and have a great year to follow. Hopefully I will get over to one of the luncheons in Fife one of these days and see you there. To: Rob Hausenbuiller ('93) Happy birthday to you too Rob even if you don't know me. I could probably be your grandmother since you are so young. My grandson will be graduating a Bomber in 2005. I have often thought of you over there in London as I met a fellow from there on the internet a year ago and he lives over there in London. He was asking questions about the history of our town and our school and I sent him the Bomber Alumni site (which I do to a lot of out-of-towners--am proud of it and Maren's work!), and he went onto it and came back and said, "WOW, that is so neat and great the way you all keep in contact with one another!" I saw an entry from you the very next day, and as I had told him that we had contacts from all over the world, I sent him yours to show him that he had Bombers right in his own back yard. He found that quite interesting and I have to think that he probably goes onto our site and reads the Sandstorm even now. Hope your day was a good one today and you have a great year to follow. You are so far away from home, ain't he, Mom (Marcia Wade Hausenbuiller ('67)? Does Mom still live here in the Tri-Cities? Tell her to buy you a Bomber t-shirt for your b-day and send it to you so you have a slice of "home" with you at all times! *GRIN* [Buy Bomber Stuff website] To: All Bomber Friends of Sharon Re: Sharon Tate ('61WB-RIP) Robin [webmaster of the Sharon Tate Official Fan site at:] and Debra (Sharon's little sister) have been in touch with me and have asked if I could gather memories and stories from Sharon's teen years and the years she was with us here in Richland. Sharon's site already has a link to her Hollywood friends and their memories of her and they want to start a new page with her childhood and teen memories. Please send those to me ASAP so that I can forward them on to them and get this page started for her. How nice it would be to go into Sharon's site and read these memories of her. I am going to go into the Sandstorm archives and find past entries on her and send those too. Boy, that is going to be a heck of a job huh, Maren? Can ya help me with that? Please, all of you out there that knew Sharon best, grew up with her, went to school with her, dated her or just felt as I did; that she was one of the most beautiful people that graced this earth with her physical beauty and her inner beauty. Send those entries Bombers to my email address above and thanks for your help! Bomber Cheers, -Judy Willox Hodge (Classic Class of '61) ~ Richland ~ yard work and gardening and okay, Spring cleaning has started ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Karma King Yourdan ('64) To: Kathy Wersen Alder ('64) I am not sure that you ever get over the loss of a mother. Mine has been gone now for almost 20 years and my dad died 4 years ago. The mother hold the "hub" of the family together, and without them, it is never the same. I was very close to my dad, and I miss him a lot, but my Mom - that's so different! Re: Childhood memories We are all talking about circuses and things we did as kids - does anyone remember digging trenches or ditches in the fields across from Jadwin and covering them with plywood and dirt? Then we would crawl around down there for our forts. The ditches traveled all over that area. I often wondered what the construction people thought when they started building there and the ground caved in on them in different areas. -Karma King Yourdan ('64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Rick Valentine ('68) Re: Bomber Birthday 02/10 To: Linda Woods ('61WB) Happy Birthday, Linda... You are not getting older you are just getting, better!!!!!! -Rick Valentine ('68) ~ Spokane, WA - where the frost is on everything this morning. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gordie McMaster ('69) Re: Bombers can help I have rejoined the following organization: part of United Devices Devices I have created a team called "Richland High Alumni" they can join themselves and then join the team. They earn points and rewards for helping out. They are a global computer network that helps with global problems. By joining and doing a small download (located on the upper right side of the home screen). you are using your computer in helping to fight cancer, bio-terrorism, and other research problems. The system lets your computer process small parts of the larger project. Thanks, gordie -Gordie McMaster ('69) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Marty Harris ('77) Re: Fund Raisers I have recently had the pleasure of being a chairperson for a fund raiser for a softball team. I had the pleasure of working with Mike Lambert of Matagorda Mike's. He offers a line of cooking spices, sauces and marinades. On products purchased, he will put a label on them that is customized for the group that is selling them. We chose to name the products after our team and have the team logo printed on the label. If you are looking for something different to promote your team, school, business or organization I would suggest that you email Mike and see if he can help you out. -Marty Harris ('77) ~ Bay City, TX ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Tammy McGee Fowler ('79) To: Anita Cleaver Heiling ('63) Re: Looking for a Richland Realtor. Eric Culverhouse ('80). Tell him Tammy sent you. You will like him, he's a great guy. Your Bomber friend, -Tammy McGee Fowler ('79) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Rob Hausenbuiller ('93) To: Mom (Marcia Wade Hausenbuiller ('67) Thank you mom for the birthday wishes. I am still alive here... I think. I'll try to get home soon to visit, I promise! -Rob Hausenbuiller ('93) ~ London, England - where it's still cold and wet but it reminds me of Puyallup :-) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/11/03 Dateline: New Orleans, LA ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers sent stuff: Chuck Holtz ('55), Gary Persons ('57) Jan Bollinger ('60), Judy Willox ('61) Nancy Zimmerman ('67), Scott Hartcorn ('67) Kim Edgar ('79) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Linda Carter Thomas ('65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Chuck Holtz ('55) Re: lost Space Ship Columbia -Chuck Holtz ('55) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gary Persons ('57) & Jan Bollinger Persons ('60) Re: Spokane Bomber Alumni Lunch We're not sure if the theme should be Valentine's Day or Presidents' Day but it is definitely time for a Bomber lunch! DATE: Sunday 2/16 TIME: 11:30 AM Coffee/Beverages 12:30 PM Lunch PLACE: The Chapter (We'll be on their sign with green & gold balloons) ADDRESS: 105 East Mission (NE corner Ruby/Mission) PRICE: Most lunches are $6.95 - $8.95 (separate checks) RSVP: by Thursday, 2/13 All Bomber alums, spouses and guests are welcome! -Jan Bollinger Persons ('60) and Gary Persons ('57) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Judy Willox Hodge ('61) To: Bombers Everywhere, Young and Old Re: "Boomer Beaver" At this very moment I am sitting here in the company of the cutest little beaver ya ever did see. His name is "Boomer" and he was born on February 7, 2003, so he is still a baby and really needs a lot of love and special care. Now there is no one that knows how to give special care like a Bomber is there? So any of you out there that would love to give him that love and care that he needs just go to the Buy Bomber Stuff WebPage and give him a peek. This is at: Buy Bomber Stuff website While you are there, browse around and see all of the new stuff there is to buy. Or view "Boomer" -- He is not too shy and will be glad to pose for you. ;o) He is actually cuter then his last picture on the web page and there will be a new picture of him soon to reflect the changes. His little scarf and jacket lapels are white not gold. His little horse shoes on his sleeves have actually got the nail holes in them and his cloud has the lines that are in our mascot and also says BOMBERS in it in black. Read all about him and what he stands for as he is the history of our school and it's mascots. You will love him I am sure. He is so adorable! And he needs a home with all of his Bomber friends. *G*! Hey Mikey (Davis '74), Mom BJ just had a birthday and I'll bet she would love to have one. :o) Email me and come get one for her why don'cha? LOL! Bomber Cheers, -Judy Willox Hodge (Classic Class of '61) ~ Richland In Bomberville where there are little beavers running around all over the place! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Nancy Zimmerman Smith ('67) Re: Brad Upton ('74) Well, fellow Bombers I finally had the pleasure of seeing one of our finest perform down at the Lucky Eagle Casino south of Olympia, WA on Saturday night. I had my husband, father (who is 81), and my son in tow. Brad had a wonderful show and needless to say did a great job of entertaining all of us no matter what age! He really is a MUST SEE if you have the chance. My only regret was I didn't yell out "Go Bombers!" or something silly to let him know he had a fellow Bomber in the audience! Thanks for the laughs Brad... you were outstanding! -Nancy Zimmerman Smith ('67) ~ Olympia, WA ~God Bless America and all of our Troops abroad~ ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Scott Hartcorn ('67) Re: Lou Hartcorn (Bomber Dad - RIP) On behalf of our family, thanks to everyone who sent us their words of support over the passing of our father last week. We laid him to rest Saturday at an incredible ceremony attended by nearly 350 people. And with well over 200 sympathy cards, countless flower arrangements, and growing contributions to two memorials received thus far, our mother is overwhelmed by the show of support. This shows that dad touched a lot of lives and that Bombers do care about their friends. -Scott Hartcorn ('67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Kim Edgar Leeming ('79) Re: Missing Kennewick Girl - Amber Alert Thought maybe you could use the sandstorm as a tool to hopefully bring this little girl home. Sofia is Washington's first "Amber Alert" - an effort to spread word of a child's disappearance as quickly as possible. I encourage all of you to send this link with Sofia's picture to everyone on your mailing list, maybe, just maybe someone will see her. -Kim Edgar Leeming ('79) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Amber Alert has been canceled - routine after 36 hours -- BUT the little girl is still missing. And this website doesn't require you to sign in/register like the King5 site does:] *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/12/03 Dateline: New Orleans, LA ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers and 1 Bomber Mom today: David Rivers ('65), Karen Davis ('76) BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Carol Haynes Finch ('51) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Freddie Schafer ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Pat Caldwell ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Shanon Laybourn Smith ('65) ******************************************** ******************************************** LUNCHES (in order of appearance) 02/15 - Bakersfield 02/15 - Phoenix More information: Click the lunch you want to know about. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: David Rivers ('65) Re: An almost Valentine baby Wow... Ol' mom tried and tried to hold out... wouldn't it be great to have this baby on Valentine's day. Oh yes... but then again... if the baby comes on the 12th EVERYONE in the whole US of A will celebrate his birthday... no one would ever think of not celebrating Lincoln's birthday... right! Oh and when he is a Senior... maybe the Dovels will cut a record called "You Can't Sit Down" right after his birthday... that would be soo cool... and the Kingston trio could have a song out called "Greenback Dollar"... oh oh oh and Bobby Darrin could do "You're the Reason I'm Living" just for him, cuz you know that's the way we all feel about the boy! And when Roy Orbison cut "In Dreams" almost on his birthday... now that's class... This guy was the coolest in high school and has kept that up right thru his early adult life... course we can't say grown up... he hasn't grown up... none of us has grown up... just got a tad bit older... now... as he approaches his middle adulthood... he just gets better and better... at least that's what Ann ('63) says... so for all you guys who know him and dig him... and for all you gals who think of him as the one that got away... here is a huge birthday wish for our own Freddie Schafer ('63). HAPPY BIRTHDAY FREDDIE! -David Rivers ('65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Karen Davis Scheffer ('76) To: Judy Willox Hodge ('61) Re: Mom's Birthday Geez, Mom celebrates her birthday the whole month, but is she shooting for the whole year now? Dad always made the whole month of August "Billie's birthday month", but what now is up? I heard that she invited Brad Upton ('74) to her 70th and that he didn't have to perform, but hey Brad, you have until August 22nd to prep. Re: Missing Links Oh sorry for the delay, but thanks to all the folks that sent me info on the missing links I was wondering about from 1976 graduates. To: Tami Lyons ('76) Hey I was left out of about the last 20 plus years of reunion stuff and I was told they couldn't find me. What a laugh!!! I am only the little sissy of MIKE DAVIS ('74) and everyone knows where he is or can be found at least - heckfire, the Spudnut Shop on a daily basis I am sure. Then there is all the rest of my immediate family -- with the exception of Wig -- in the area of Tinkle Street, so what is that lame excuse? I hope I can be contacted for the next reunion... it really shouldn't be tough to locate me to send the info!!!!!!! Thanks. -Karen Davis Scheffer ('76) ~ Spokane - where we are in the 40s during the day, but chillin' at night. :) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) To: Judy Willox Hodge ('61) No, Judy, my birthday isn't until August... and no "Boomer Beaver", Mikie. As cute as he is, no place for him... I just gave my collections to my grandchildren when I moved in with Sheila and Steve. I'd rather have a coffee mug, if you please. -BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/13/03 Dateline: New Orleans, LA ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 8 Bombers sent stuff: Dick Avedovech, Jr. ('56), Helen Cross ('62) Freddie Schafer ('63), Gary Behymer ('64) Merradyth Trunnell ('64), John Zimmer ('66) Arty Schafer ('70), Stu Osborn ('71) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBERS' ANNIVERSARY Today: Wayne & Elva McGhan Wallace ('50) ADOPTED BOMBER BIRTHDAY Yesterday: James Hodge ('71AB) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dick Avedovech, Jr. ('56) Re: The passing of my dad, Dick Avedovech I wish to express my gratitude for all your kind words in email and cards about my dad who passed away on February 1st. It is heartwarming to hear from fellow Richlanders with whom there is a bond and kinship because of our relationship in growing up in the Atomic city, and having been associated with Columbia (Richland) High school. Thank you for your thoughts and wishes. Sincerely, -Dick Avedovech, Jr. ('56) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) We are off to Cabo early Friday am. And I have all these great suggestions tucked into my bag already. I'm excited about the trip. It's especially nice to leave this below freezing, it keeps snowing, midwest winter we are having. We've had more snow days then I ever remember having when my kids went to school here. It was so windy last night the wind blew snow balls of snow all over. Adios, Helen -Helen Cross Kirk ('62) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Freddie Schafer ('63) To: David Rivers ('65) Thanks David. You got my birthday greeting word for word... just like we rehearsed it. To: Kathie Roe Truax ('64) Congrats, Grandma, for the fourth time. Cassidy is a lucky baby to have you and John as grandparents. Enjoy. -Freddie Schafer ('63) ~ from sunny Vancouver USA where the last 4 days have been spring like ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gary Behymer ('64) Re: Richland historical homes Re: Richland letter houses -Gary Behymer ('64) ~ downtown Colfax, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** From the OLD ALL Bomber Alumni Guest Book: >>From: Merradyth Trunnell McCallister ('64) Date: Fri Jan 31 19:24:29 2003 Re: Lost & Found Living on lake in OKC with husband, Jack. Alive, well and Flourishing. Interested in ALL Things MetaPhysical. Mental Health Advocate & Researcher. Neuro Bio-Feedback Brain Wave Training. I'm still dancing: West Coast Swing, Belly Dancing, Flamingo, Yoga and Pilates -Merradyth Trunnell McCallister ('64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: John Zimmer ('66) Re: Bomber mom birthday For those Bombers class of '66 who remember my Mother, Iris, her birthday is today. She's pretty healthy, living with my sister Joyce in Sumner, WA and is not ashamed of her age, 75 years young. Happy Birthday mom, you're the greatest. -John Zimmer ('66) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Arty Schafer ('70) Re: Fred Schafer's ('63) birthday (yesterday) Happy birthday Fred!!!!! Yep, its true. You are still better looking than me and more of a stud, but I can still drive to the hoop and knock in 5 footers for eagles. Have a good one. -Arty Schafer ('70) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Stu Osborn, ('71) Re: Circa 1967 band called, "The Rock 'N Souls" Can anyone on this thread remember seeing this band perform anywhere? They actually recorded their only single that I know of in Richland called, "Not Like You". Was thumbing through my 45s last month and came upon this one... I'll dig and find it again and come up with the label it was recorded on but I'm sure it was on a green and black label and said, "Recorded in Richland, Washington". However, if I'm not mistaken, the only recording studio anywhere near the Tri-Cities at the time was Kaye-Smith studios in Seattle. The song is actually pretty good and includes some decent effects for its time but as is the case for most '60's releases, its sound quality is marginal because of primitive recording techniques. Some time between 1966 and 1967 I believe, just before setting foot on RHS turf, I heard the song on KALE or KORD and bought it for 69 cents at Korten's music in Uptown Richland. It's quite obscure and I'm sure I've never seen any "Rock 'N Souls" LPs anywhere in my many travels peering and thumbing through record racks both new and used... -Stu Osborn, ('71) ~ Sent from Redmond, WA - where it was sunny and 58 by 2pm today but also where the morning fog didn't burn off and the mercury didn't begin to rise until long after all the fender- benders were towed from I-405, I-5 and SR520 *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/14/03 ~ VALENTINE'S DAY Dateline: New Orleans, LA ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 13 Bombers and 1 Bomber Mom sent stuff: Jerry Boyd ('52), Wanda Wittebort ('53) Gloria Adams ('54), Mike Clowes ('54) Patsy McGregor ('54WB), Karen Cole ('55) Vera Smith ('58), Judy Willox ('61) Freddie Schafer ('63), Jean Armstrong ('64) David Rivers ('65), Terry Delsing ('71) Diane Carpenter ('72), BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dore Tyler ('53) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bill Roe ('59) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Val Ghirado Driver ('72) BOMBERS' ANNIVERSARY TODAY: Clarence Fulcher ('51) and Gloria Adams Fulcher ('54) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jerry ('52) & Patsy McGregor ('54WB) Boyd To: Clarence ('51) & Gloria "Skip" Adams ('54WB) Fulcher CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR FIFTIETH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY TODAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2003. It seems like yesterday that we lived side by side in trailers in North Richland. They may have been small but we still enjoyed what we had and especially the starting of our families. With Bill Winslow ('51) and Wanda Wittebort Shukay ('53) living across the street from us filled out a fun little group. Remember the nights playing cards and a few little quiet parties. *grin* HAVE A GREAT DAY. PATSY & JERRY -Jerry ('52) & Patsy McGregor ('54WB) Boyd ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Wanda Wittebort Shukay ('53) Re: Condition Orange Why not poll the group as to how many are buying out the stores of water, duct tape and plastic sheeting? I can't believe the panic here in DC area. My son Joe and I went to Home Depot to buy a couple of items and couldn't believe what people were buying. Went to grocery store, and the shelves were almost bare. What do our Bombers think all that duct tape and plastic sheeting will do for us? If we can't go outside, then all the animals and birds will also be dead. When could we go outside? What if we are out shopping? Ye gads, I can't believe they want to scare people like this. I'm ready to be educated, but it will take a lot to make me be scared enough to seal myself in my house. Guess its good for the duct tape, plastic sheeting, bottled water, battery folks. Maybe this is to get the economy jump started. Sincerely, -Wanda Wittebort Shukay ('53) ~ Lake Ridge, VA - where the sun is shining, and we are awaiting another snow storm here. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Clarence Fulcher ('51) and Gloria Adams Fulcher ('54) Re: Anniversary Clarence and I celebrate our BIG 50th wedding anniversary on Valentines Day. I'm still determined not to give my mother the opportunity to say "I told you so", since we married when I was 16 and Clarence was 20. It took me until 1957, and two children later, to graduate from good ole Col Hi. Mr. Haag was kind enough to allow me to go to CBC and take college courses for high school credit to get my diploma. I also took my GED. Then in 1959 I began my banking career. Retired in 1993 with a successful career behind me. Clarence is still as good looking as he ever was and it's obvious why I fell in love with him then and still love him today. He also had a successful career and we both retired relatively young, he 59 and me 56. We had a giant celebration with all four of our children and 5 of our grandchildren, plus many friends in Mazatlan, Mexico in January. It was everything we could have ever wanted it to be. Our children did a fantastic job. I mention these things only to remind some of the younger generation that it's never easy, but you can make it in many ways if you're determined to do so. Life, love and marriage weren't meant to be easy or we wouldn't grow. Look beyond the present difficulties or challenges to the "Big Picture" and learn from each experience to become a complete person. This is not intended to be a sermon, just sharing insights of 50 years of learning and putting the focus on family, not personal satisfaction for today. Thanks for listening. -Gloria Adams Fulcher ('54) (50 years and counting) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) Freddie Schafer ('63) might have missed it by two days; but a long time ago, in a far away place called Lowell, MA, a member of the Class of '53 found himself being born on St. Valentines Day. And, as far as I know, not into rock and roll. Left that for his younger sisters. Gotta admit that we did have some good times in our youth, but I don't think the world is ready for a repeat. At any rate, want to take this time to wish an "old" bud a happy birthday. So, there it is. Dore Earle Tyler, Jr. ('53), come on down! Birthday and Bomber Cheers from -Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) - cool and still dry in Albany, OR, where we can see the flags at half-mast in Corvallis for the loss of Dennis Erickson. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patsy McGregor Boyd ('54) see previous entry form Jerry Boyd ('52) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Karen Cole Correll ('55) 50th wedding anniversary of my sister Barbara Cole Filion ('50) and her husband Jerry. Please insert in the Sandstorm on February 14th. Thanks -Karen Cole Correll ('55) ******************************************** >>From: Judy Willox Hodge ('61) To: Karen Davis Scheffer ('76) Okay Karen, that is strike two now ya know. :o) Second time you changed my last name and without the nuptials that usually do that. *LOL* My last name is NOT WilCox, it is WilLox and I am proud of it as it is a very unique name. The Willox family is the ONLY family in the world with that name and I kinda sorta treasure it. That is why I went back to it legally this last year as I was tired of carrying an ex-hubby's name and wanted mine back. That is why I am now Willox-Hodge and not Moore-Hodge anymore. IF anything should happen to Hodge, I will legally be Judy Willox once again and that is just fine with me. Did you know that I use to be a Davis once too? Well now that I have aired my dirty laundry in public, I got to remind you now that strike three is gonna get you demoted to the back of the line--back behind those brothers of yours. So stay on your toes Karen cause ya know ya belong at the head of the line! *GRIN* Listen to your Mother--she got it right! *LOL* Oh, and one more thing, at our age and as Mothers, we can have our birthdays whenever or however long we want to--we earned it. ;o) To: BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) You just got to teach that little girl of yours to spell BJ. *LOL* I know, we do our best, send them out into the world and hope that they got it right when we had them under our wings. Once in a while they have a little slip-up, but we love them anyway cause we are Mothers. I am sure she is a good girl and was just having a bad day when she messed up on my name, so I am giving her one more chance to stay ahead of her brothers. *GRIN* Boomer Beaver is not THAT big BJ, he is just a little bitty guy, but I can appreciate you wanting a mug instead. Much more practical - maybe not as lovable - but good and practical. AND, have Mikey get in touch as I will have mugs, too, and it is going to be a real nice one that is really handy. It will be green with the logo on it and I do not have a picture of it yet, but hopefully soon. So, Mike, Mom wants a mug for her birthday. "Come on up and see me sometime" in the words of the infamous Mae West! *LOL* To: David Rivers ('65) Nice tribute David. My hubby was born on the 12th too and I will tell him how much you care for those February 12th people! *LOL* To: Gary Behymer ('64) Thanks for some more interesting sites to visit, Gary. They are always a lot of fun to visit. And how are you doing on your "Bomber Mania" book? How many do you have left now? Still would like to sell them for you at the reunions this summer. Let me know. To: All Bombers Re: Club40 Store I am getting more and more stuff in the store all the time and I hope to be adding three new items here soon. I will be at most of the reunions this summer, including R2K and Club40 and you can purchase these things there, or I will mail items for you out-of- towners that would love to have a slice of Bomberville. The newest arrival is "Boomer" and he is a little bitty thing that would love to find Bomber homes all over the world to reside in. He is a refection of the history of the school and is a real treasure. I will be posting new pictures of Boomer hopefully tonight or tomorrow, so take a peek at him. He isn't at all shy and he loves Bombers to come and visit him. ;o) Bomber Cheers, -Judy Willox Hodge (Classic Class of '61) ~ Richland wondering where the sun took off to today ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Freddie Schafer ('63) Happy Valentines to all you wonderful Bomber Ladies and to my lovely wife, Ann Engel Schafer ('63) Hand in Hand we have crossed many states of this land. But none of them as broad as my love for you. Together we have voyaged many oceans. But none was as deep as my love for you. -Freddie Schafer (Gold Medal Class of '63) ~ Vancouver USA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jean Armstrong Reynolds ('64) Re: Next Phoenix Luncheon reminder WHERE: Sweet Tomatoes, 10048 N. 26th Dr. (on access road off I-17 across from Metro Center) WHEN: Saturday 2/15 TIME: 11:00 (no need to come early, they open at 11:00) All Bomber spouses and friends are welcome. Don't forget to bring your cameras. See ya there.. -Jean Armstrong Reynolds ('64) ~ Goodyear, AZ - where we are having much needed rain. Flash flood watch is in effect and it is still 69. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: David Rivers ('65) Re: HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY - It's long but worth it? I have a favorite Valentine's Day I would like to share. It won't make you all mushy inside... may even make you wonder if I remember what Valentine's Day is all about. But it does point up one thing. Those of us who love the memory of growing up in Richland and treasure being a Bomber will go to almost any lengths to keep that feeling alive. Was talking to Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) the other day, and we marveled that some of our old friends don't have that feeling. It was beyond either of us to understand. I don't know about Bob, but I certainly have memories of things that happened with other kids that I would love to have never happened. My childhood wasn't all roses... none of us was that lucky. My rosy red was hanging out plenty of times. I have never mentioned this to Gary Webb ('64), but I would have loved our first meeting to have been different. It was awful... I mean awful... It was the same time I met Terry Jones ('64)... I know April ('65) remembers it and it still makes me queasy to think of it. Terry Davis Knox ('65) and I had a total love/hate relationship the whole time we were growing up. Sometimes I just wanted to scream at the top of my lungs: "Why do you have to be so mean!?" Marion Perkins ('65) once hurt my feelings so badly I can still feel the twinges... this little story will sum it up... my Mom and I were in the Bon or maybe Hurt's Apparel, who knows... anyway... a little girl was playing in the clothing racks... .she jumped out at me and screamed: "You're a dummy dopey dummy dopey dummy dopey dumb!" For years I thought if I could find that little girl (she was probably 3 and I probably 5) I would rip her little head off and throw her in the river..... get the picture? People... it's 2003... Gary and Terry are two of my dearest friends and I still love Marion to death! Time to get over it and rejoice in the youth we were blessed with in Richland! So... that said... Terry called a little over 5 years ago and said that Erin's (fiance) grandpa was giving her a beautiful old Mercedes would I help get it from Riverside to L.A. Well of course I would... but... since the thing hadn't been started in over three years, and the carbs hadn't been tuned since Charlie Bigelow ('54) was in kindergarten, I didn't even want to try and start it... let alone drive it... So I whipped over to L.A. and picked Terry up early in the morning, Valentine's day 1998, and headed for Riverside... Now Riverside is due east of L.A... pretty straight shot... my only concern was finding "Pop's" house after we got there... Oh... did I mention "El Nino"? yeah... right in the middle of some very nasty storms... so off we go with maybe oh 20 stops along the way for burgers for the boy (that boy... not me)... we get to Pop's (it wasn't that easy but I'll spare you the details of the yelling and screaming over the phone... (his phone... not mine)... ("happy freaking v-day, Erin")... We get to Pop's... pluck in our Billy Bob teeth... and knock on the door... poor old Pop didn't notice Terry's teeth... but since it was our first meeting the poor old dentist just couldn't keep his eyes off my mouth..... As I looked at the car... I felt that the flat tires and no compressor might be a problem... never mind it was a pretty steep slope... maybe it would work (the whole time it is pouring and Terry is in the garage eating bread and hunk-a-cheese "sandwiches"... ok... push the car... ha haha ha... no way... it slowly rolls to the trailer and stops (I'm not going in to the trip to the trailer place)... ok... off to Home Depot to find a Wench or a come-along or something.... of course... the one day THE home depot is outa wenches and come-alongs. Ok... Terry... I'm hooking this big chain to the front of the car... you steer it on to the trailer and we'll be on our way... "but I'm hungry... I wanna go home"... no... this is an adventure... we are having fun, Davis, now cowboy up son! "Hey looky me looky me... I'm a car guy... I'm doing car work... " Kaaaaaaathuddddd........ Oh Terry... I said steer it up the ramp... not over the ramp!.. Kinda looks like a teeter totter... "I'm hungry. I wanna go home"..... Hello... Triple A... can you come and help? Dang it's dark... my hands are all black from working trying to get this car off and Terry keeps bringing me break and hunkacheese "sandwiches... black bread... black cheese... black tongue and teeth and they ain't my Billy-bob teeth! Many hours later... with the help of two truckers (the third one... the supervisor said they weren't touching it... no way... too much liability)... so after he left... the other two helped me get the car on the trailer... "looky me... looky me... I'm helping"... I am tired... I am soaked... I am not in a very friendly mood... time to head for home...... where are the directions, Davis? "Huh?... I think I dropped them"... nevermind... let's go... off we go... "I'm hungry... I think we're lost".. Terry... L.A. is that way... it takes up half the state... we couldn't miss it if we tried... "I'm hungry and I know we are lost"... so I pull into a gas station... help some girl get her car started and wait for Terry to come back from the Chinese place across the street.... "here, I brought you some soup" "careful it's very hot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" how am I supposed to eat soup and drive? Well, a few hours later we pulled in... Erin had some nice spaghetti for us and after we unloaded the car... we fell asleep... fast asleep! It was an adventure and it was fun! And that's how I spent Valentine's Day 1998! Happy Valentine's Day... Y'all! -David Rivers ('65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Terry Delsing ('71) To: Stu Osborn ('71) The Rock'n'Souls were the band that won the great KALE battle of the bands in the Big Gym circa '66. Red Elder the drummer and Mark Gage the organist were both ex Pastels as memory serves. They were the envy of all of us teeny boppers because they had their own red Corvair van with the band's name painted on it and some very big Vox Superbeatle amps. As to where the record was recorded no info here. P.S. all of us Isle'O' Phyve fans thought the battle was rigged! -Terry Delsing ('71) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Diane Carpenter Kipp ('72) To: Stu Osborn ('71) I don't remember the Rock n Souls, but do remember Zapata - does anyone else? They played at a dance our church youth group organized in about '70 or '71 - Gary Turner ('71) was in charge if I remember correctly. -Diane Carpenter Kipp ('72) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) To: Judy Willox Hodge ('61) Re: Boomer Guss what? Sheila ('71) read your letter in the Sandstorm and bought me "Boomer" today. He is so much cuter "in person". I just love him. She works at Richland High now and I think "Boomer" is for sale at her desk if anyone should like to drop by and get the little guy for Valentine's day tomorrow. He really is cute. Thanks to your letter I am now the owner of one, Judy, and thanks Sheila!! -BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) ******************************************** ******************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/15/03 Dateline: New Orleans, LA ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 10 Bombers sent stuff: Wanda Wittebort ('53), Mike Clowes ('54) David Cloud ('60), Larry Mattingly ('60) Judy Willox ('61), Myrna Bolin ('63) Stu Osborn ('71), Norri Boasen ('73) Ron Benson ('73), Tammy McGee ('79) ******************************************** ******************************************** LUNCHES (in order of appearance) TODAY - Bakersfield TODAY - Phoenix More information: Click the lunch you want to know about. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Wanda Wittebort Winslow Shukay ( I wish to join with Jerry and Patsy Boyd in wishing Clarence and Gloria "Skip" Adams Fulcher a Very Very Happy 50th. Last time I saw them - I didn't think they had aged one bit. Just for histories sake, Bill and Wanda didn't make it to that date, but made it until 1958. Right Bill? Okay Jerry - since Mom and Dad aren't around any more, you can mention what we did in those young married days. I do have to say that if not for Patsy, Jerry, Skip (Gloria) and Clarence, life would have been really boring then. It's hard to believe what we did at ages 17 and 18. I love you all. I find it a blessing to still count all these folks my friends. Just wish we could get together for those good ole card games today. The best Valentine's Day ever to all you wonderful Richland Bombers. -Wanda Wittebort Winslow Shukay (Class of AAGK 1953) Lake Ridge, VA - where we are awaiting three days of snow, sleet and rain. BRRRRRRRR!!!!!! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) Re: "The Dutchman" I think my fellow classmate Gloria "Skippy" Adams Fulcher ('54) touched on something that is present in the back of our minds. She mentioned in her memories of that day in 1953 when she got married that Edgar K. Haag (then vice-principal of Col-Hi) was instrumental in her getting her high school diploma and going on to bigger and better things in life. It made me wonder just how many of us were at some point in our schooling that the "Dutchman" did something to refocus our attention. We may not have appreciated it at the time, but he did make a difference in our task of completing high school. In some ways he was more of an influence that a lot of teachers were (I'm not talking of the really memorable ones). I also wondered just how many of us, myself included, would not have graduated if it had not been for him and his guidance. Skippy, I gotta think that he was as much an influence on your early married life as was that trailer in North Richland. Bomber Cheers, -Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) ~ there is no duct tape shortage at the Albany, OR Home Depot ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: David Cloud ('60) Re: duct tape and terrorists I am responding to Wanda Wittebort Shukey's ('53) request to poll the readership regarding alert level orange. In my opinion, the advice given by our government is silly at best and manipulative in extreme. Of course, I live in the woods of southern Oregon and most of the coffee klatch noise here is the wish for some terrorists to show up to provide entertainment until next hunting season. If I lived in Manhattan or Arlington, VA, I might have a different opinion. -David Cloud ('60) ~ 48 and sunny on the North Umpqua River [Oregon] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Larry Mattingly ('60) Re: Valentines I am down in Orlando FL for a week in a marketing research project at the Shot Show. About 4000 vendors of Guns and outdoor stuff, restricted to dealers and ATF licensees only. The phone connections are as bad as ever in the lesser motels so here I sit with my laptop at Kinkos catching up on 5 days of e-mail and the Alumni Sandstorm. I left last Sunday night on a redeye and after a couple of meetings in Washington DC took another redeye down here, and totally forgot about Valentines until I saw it here on the 'Storm. Reflections on Valentines in my early years: Making Valentine cookies in Mrs. Pitt's First Grade class at Jefferson. Somewhere in my stuff is a picture from the TCH of Terry Mathews and I stirring dough. Can't remember getting to eat any. Cutting out hearts from red "construction paper" and pasting them with white glue to make our own Valentines in 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grade at Lewis and Clark, the little white bands with the big red heart we wore as headbands, the heart shaped candies with the message on them, the ritual of exchanging the cards we made, various goodies to eat, dragging home an envelope full of stuff to gather dust in the top of the linen closet of the "B" house. While typically this is a day to celebrate romance between husbands and wives and between lovers, we should also remember all of those we cherish in our all too short lives. Relatives, friends, neighbors, yes and those we have known for these many years. Sometimes I feel there is not enough hugging in this world, Bomber hugs to you all. -J Larry Mattingly ('60) ~ On the Orange Blossom Trail. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Judy Willox Hodge ('61) To: BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) Aw gee, BJ, now I feel bad for my entry yesterday. But at least you are now giving one of our little "Boomers" a home. Isn't he the absolute most darling little creature you have seen in years? How could ANY Bomber not want to adopt one and take him home to love and care for. And thanks for the plug about them too, we should be able to get all of them adopted out quickly when we have a person such as you; one of Bomberville's finest of Moms, talking so highly of him! Glad that you love him so and that he has such a good home with you. From what I have read, he has a good Mom in you! Oh, and can I come to your birthday party too? ;o) We really do got to meet someday. To: Ladies of '61 Re: Luncheon pictures Enjoy them ladies, they are good of you all. And what fun we are having meeting like this huh? I really enjoy seeing all of the regulars and love to welcome the newcomers. Next luncheon I hope to see even more newcomers and I hope that the ladies of '61 will accept our invitations and begin to attend as they would enjoy it I know. Bomber Cheers, -Judy Willox Hodge (Classic Class of '61) ~ Richland Wish it would warm up some! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Myrna Audyne Bolin Turner ('63) Re: I could have danced all night What a delight Fred Schafer's ('63) entries are to the Sandstorm. Little did anyone know that blond, quite, unassuming lad would grow up to be such a romantic. If the teenage Bomber girls back then would of had a clue, I am sure they would have lined up in their poodle skirts at the sock hop for a chance of a least one dance around the gym floor. But, young Ann Engel ('63) knew as she clutched her books and skipped down the hall with the old song, "Save The Last Dance For Me" ruminating in her head. Happy Valentines Day to both of you. -Myrna Audyne Bolin Turner ('63) ~ Boonsboro, MD ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Stu Osborn ('71) Re: Rock in circa 1960s Richland To: Terry Delsing ('71) Great bit of insight into the Rock 'N Souls and I do remember your band playing at one of Chief Joseph Junior High School's sock hops around the time the Rock 'N Souls became a popular local band. It was in the fall of '66 and if memory serves, a classmate named Michael Land was in your band. Can still remember his face and your concentration on stage while you guys played the cover tunes of the time for all of us "teeny boppers"... (as you called us) while we all slipped and slided all around on the gym floor. Who was your drummer? Yes, the KALE "Great Battle of the Bands" was the beginning of my interest in local music which didn't end until I left town for college after watching many, many Tri-Cities bands with my best friends. Most notably was the one in '72 at the east end of Columbia Park which went on until long after dark. The group's names escape me but what sticks in my mind today is my discovery of the tremeloe tone of a Hammond organ with it's signature sound of a "leslie". The concert in the Big Gym at RHS that indoctrinated me into the world of going to see nationally-popular bands had to be the Sugarloaf concert in 1970, I believe. The song they ended with of course was, "Green-Eyed Lady". Still remember the smell of the black canvas covering the stage that day and the lights in the gym remaining ON the entire concert which precluded the use of any spotlights or any kind of light show. -Stu Osborn ('71) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Norri Boasen Beckelhymer ('73) Re: Mr. Yonce (RIP) I don't know if any of Mr. Yonce's daughters read the Sandstorm, but I would like to extend their family my condolences. Mr. Yonce was the nicest, kindest school administrator I ever ran across. I still remember his words of encouragement after 30 plus years, and my children have heard the stories of my experiences in his office. I am sorry for your loss. -Norri Boasen Beckelhymer ('73) ******************************************** ******************************************** From the new ALL Bomber Alumni Guest Book: >>From: Ron Benson Class Year: '73 Date: Friday 02/14/2003 2:30:38pm Comments: great site look forward to seeing and talking to all of you -Ron Benson ('73) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Tammy McGee Fowler ('79) To: Clarence and Gloria Adams Fulcher Congratulations and Happy 50th Anniversary!! From one of Karen's good ole friends, Tammy McGee. Haven't seen Karen in about 4 years, but I think about her all the time... please tell her hello. Thank you for all the words of wisdom on being married for so long, I'm coming up on 20 years and it just gets better all the time! Take care, -Tammy McGee Fowler ('79) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/16/03 Dateline: New Orleans, LA ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff: Jean Armstrong ('64), Linda Reining ('64) Betti Avant ('69), Barry Otterholt ('71) Terry Delsing ('71), Mike Davis ('74) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Shirley Davis Lawrence-Berrey ('56) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jean Armstrong Reynolds ('64) Re: Phoenix's Second Luncheon We had 13 people at our luncheon today, and I had a great time. I met new Bombers and saw old ones. Whoever started this idea was a genius. Those that attended were: Jean Armstrong Reynolds ('64), Stacy Batson ('93) Carol Williams Batson ('56), Bill Smith ('55) Jerry Boyd ('52), Patsy McGregor Boyd ('54) Bob Nicholson ('56), Linda Stewart Nicholson ('57) Bill Terry (spouse), Charlotte Carlson Terry ('52) Paul Phillips ('49), Kathy Phillips (spouse) Judy Pearson Parker ('54) Thank you all for coming. The next one will be in May. -Jean Armstrong Reynolds ('64) ~ Goodyear, AZ - where the sun is shinning again ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Look for pictures as soon as everyone is identified. -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda Reining ('64) Re: Success!!!!! We had our second Bakersfield Bomber Luncheon today, Saturday, the 15th and we had a great time. there were only 6 of us, but any time more than one Bomber is in a room, is a good time. *GRIN* Pictures will follow, as soon as I get the roll of film used up and developed... will try to hurry. *GRIN* Those attending were: Bill Wilborn ('54)from Buena Park; Sheryl and Rex Hunt('53WB) from Hanford, CA; Stella and Rich Greenhalgh ('59) from Bakersfield, and of course, me (class of '64). We plan on getting together again in May and will meet at Coco's so any Bombers in the area are more than welcome to come and have a good time. If you didn't make it today, you missed out on a good time, lots of memories of the way Richland used to be, fun memories of the things the kids from the '50s did and just plain fun. *GRIN* -Linda Reining ('64) ~ Bakersfield, CA - where it was a beautiful day today... no rain, no wind, and the sun was shining. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Betti Avant ('69) Flash--Northwestern Kansas had some rain yesterday. Albeit, it wasn't much, but at least we got some. The farmers in this area are really worried about the lack of moisture. We have had two days since the first of the year where we got 5" of the white stuff each time. I guess every little bit helps. It seems like parts of the country that don't need that much moisture get it and the ones that do need it don't. -Betti Avant ('69) ~ from the topside of Kansas--Goodland ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Barry Otterholt ('71) Re: Rock in circa 1960s Richland To: Stu Osborn ('71) and Terry Delsing ('71) Boy do you guys has a memory of vintage local rock! What fun. My first memory was walking home from the Uptown Theater - where my friend had just won a bunny rabbit in a pre-movie raffle - and encountering this really cool band set up out in the parking lot by the Spudnut Shop... complete with white-booted tassle- dressed go-go girls! And they were good! They were playing "I Love That Dirty Water". I'm pretty sure the band was called the Standels. The Morning After was my most memorable Community House band. I think the drummer was a Magula? I remember he sat on a really small stool... more like a coffee can... and looked like the drummer in Vanilla Fudge. Steve Munson's brother would always be right up front, among the most appreciative. I look back at the bands that were hosted at ColHi and it's pretty impressive. Do you remember The Grass Roots coming to town, playing "Where Were You When I Needed You"? My dad took me to see Louis Armstrong there too. Wow! The memory of him playing and singing up on state is so vivid. I remember a battle of the bands, where the Jesters played. Bob Dana on drums, Steve Wilson on lead guitar, and Mike Land singing lead. Around that same time Max Reese, Jim Solberg, Ron Olson and I were dabbling in our own band with Toby Lepper as lead singer (Toby really thought he was Elvis reincarnate). Eventually Bob, Max, Mike, Jim and I joined forces and had a lot of fun, and gave a couple more years life to the name "The Jesters". We earned rousing applause at a Community House dance we played with a few other bands. I think it was mainly because we were the 1st band to actually complete the song we started *HA HA*. A couple times we'd play at Jim Pauls house, because Jim's mom had a Hammond B3 with a Leslie. Jim would sit in and loved to play with that distinct Rascals sound. Once in a while when we played at Max's house, his dad would sit in on the drums. He'd apply his jazz style and his brushes to our Doors songs and though it was pretty wacko, it was great fun! -Barry Otterholt ('71) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Terry Delsing ('71) To: Stu Osborn ('71) Sorry Stu but your sock hop memories are slightly off. The band you're remembering was "The Jesters' with Mike Land and Bob Dana among it's members. If your Water follies dates are revised to '70 instead of '72 the Hammond/Leslie/Horn extravaganza was the one and only performance of New Testament (not at all a Jesus band). This was a little musical Manhattan Project directed by Frank Hames... it kept us off the streets for the summer. Best, -Terry Delsing ('71) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Davis ('74) Re: Henry Yonce (RIP) I send my deepest sympathy to the Henry Yonce Family. Mr. Yonce was a fine man. He was one of my coaches in Little League... then he became my junior high principal. I always thought that it was neat that my former coach became my principal. He always had time for me and seemed to look after me. He kept me on the right path during a time when I needed that guidance. He was always there to listen to you and offer encouragement and direction. If you needed a swift kick in the ass he was there for that too! To his children, your father was "one of the good ones!" Thank you, Mr. Yonce. You made a difference. -Mike Davis ('74) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/17/03 Dateline: New Orleans, LA ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers and 1 Bomber Mom today: Gus Keeney ('57), Helen Cross ('62) Gary Behymer ('64), Dennis Strege ('71) Stu Osborn ('71), Darren McIntyre('82) BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) ******************************************** ******************************************** LUNCHES (in order of appearance) TODAY - 1940's Ladies and Spouses 02/21 - Girls of '54 02/26 - Girls of '63 and '64 More information: Click the lunch you want to know about. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gus Keeney ('57) Re: The Nicholsons Sue ('63 Canyonville, OR Falcon) and I had a nice Lunch Visit with Bob Nicholson ('56) and Linda Stewart Nicholson ('57) on our trip to Sedona, AZ on Friday. February 7th. They have a nice "Winter" home just out of Tonopah, AZ. It was good to see old Bomber friends. It was great for Sue to get "Out of Dodge" for a few days with some friends and explore the Sedona Red Rock area. We Came home Wednesday and Sue had her next Chemo on Thursday. She started slowing down this Evening. I think the next 4 or 5 days are going to be her "Black Hole" days where she can hardly do anything but sleep or nap. She could need those Bomber prayers at this time!! -Gus Keeney ('57) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) Greetings from beautiful Cabo San Lucas where the skies are warm and blue, much nicer than what's going on back home. I've seen a few of the big ones out in the ocean, but we haven't been on one of the Whale Watching tours yet, but am looking forward to it all. And I'm trying to look up the Bomber who does sports fishing out of here. -Helen Cross Kirk ('62) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dennis Strege ('71) I have added some of the Class of 1971 30-year reunion pictures to our class Web site. Click on the 30th Reunion link from Doug Crawford ('71) submitted the pictures. Thanks Doug. Class of '71 - you're still looking marvelous. -Dennis Strege ('71) ~ Richland ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Stu Osborn ('71) Re: Rock in circa '60's Richland Thank you Barry Otterholt ('71) and Terry Delsing ('71) for shaking the cobwebs from my nearly 50-year old brain. Barry, your memories of "the Jesters" are vivid indeed and Terry, now that I think hard, it was 1970 when Phil Owen ('71) and his girl friend at the time Dana LaChappelle ('73) and I watched the Battle of the Bands at the east end of Columbia Park until long after dark. Can't remember where she was that night, but my girl friend at the time Peggy Krull ('73Wa-Hi) missed it. (Still don't know where that woman ended up but hope she's happy wherever...) Wish the Richland Community House had been one of my haunts in the late '60s to see "The Jesters" and other local bands but by then I was trying to make my '69 Ford Econoline Van run well enough to make it over the pass to see shows in the Seattle Coliseum, including Linda Ronstadt opening for Neil Young and Crazyhorse with special guest David Crosby, a Jesse Colin Young and the Youngbloods concert and eventually, Emerson, Lake and Palmer. What a gimmick-filled show that was featuring Keith Emerson's detachable keyboard containing a flamethrower and his tall, tall synthesizer with wings and exploding TV screens at the very top. Their drummer, Carl Palmer, had a revolving drum kit with two huge gongs, one with a dragon and one with a tiger illuminated by black lights as the whole drum platform spun wildly during his drum solo. Richland had it's share of good music coming to town in the late '60s and early '70s, including that now-infamous ZZ Top show at Tri-City Raceways. (What year was that, Terry? Your memory of years is better than mine) I do remember REO Speedwagon warming the crowd up and putting on a great show but by nightfall, three or four songs into ZZ Top's first set, the young gate crashers carrying their bottles of cheap liquor began breaking them on the racetrack and becoming unruly. That's when ZZ Top headed for the safety of their bus. I do remember having to gather my friends around me as we headed through the angry, drunken crowd after having been challenged by a broken-bottle wielding group of young rumblers. The Tri-Cities didn't host a concert for a long, long time after that. -Stu Osborn ('71) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Darren McIntyre ('82) Re: New Move Hello Fellow Bombers, Being in the Air Force, my favorite Uncle Sam has seen fit to relocate me and my family one last time before I retire. We are now living on Travis AFB, CA in the Fairfield-Vacaville, CA area. Are there any Bombers out there? Let us know. -Darren McIntyre ('82) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) I too extend my sympathies to Jamie and the rest of the Henry Yonce family He was indeed one of the good guys. I will have to tell a story about his wisdom. A bunch of Mike's friends were talking about their day in school and one of them mentioned something that had happened to Mike that day. A teacher had expressed something very inappropriate in my eyes. (Cutting Mike down) so I got on my high horse and was at school bright and early the next morning to confront Henry with this teacher. I was after his hide!! Henry calmly sat me down and said "Mrs. Davis, he is a new teacher and may not know all the rules yet. I think he will turn out to be a fine teacher, let's give him another year and see." So I left quite willing to give the teacher a chance (for a year anyway) and sure enough Doyle Boatman became a fine teacher, Henry was right and he and Mike, now that they are "old guys" are good friends. -BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/18/03 Dateline: New Orleans, LA ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bronc and 6 Bombers sent stuff: Elbert Clair Scott ('40 Bronc) Vera Smith ('58), Donna Nelson ('63) Deedee Willox ('64), Dennis Hammer ('64) Diane Carpenter ('72), Greg Dodd ('80) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Elbert Clair Scott ('40 Bronc) Re: Class of 1940, Richland My name Elbert Clair Scott, graduated Richland WA High School Class of 1940. I am interested contact by e-mail any surviving classmate. Respectfully yours. -Elbert Clair Scott ('40 Bronc) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Vera Smith Robbins ('58) Re: Spokane Luncheon Drove up to Spokane to their 3rd luncheon and it was great. They had about 14 people and the Chapter Restaurant looked after us very well. We had a room just for coffee and getting together to gab. Then we retired to "our" dining room for lunch. Lunch was great. Their crab sandwiches are to die for (as far as I'm concerned)! Everyone seemed to have a great time and we got lots of conversation in between bites. I'd recommend the Spokane Luncheon to anyone especially if you want to have a good lunch, good conversation and meet with friends; old and new! Here's pictures of all who attended in order of appearance: Gary Persons ('57) & Jan Bollinger Persons ('60) Denny McDaniel ('60) & Kathy McDaniel Vera Smith Robbins ('58) & Nick Nelson ('56) Linda Woods ('61WB) & Rick Valentine ('68) Jim Evans (NAB) & Gloria Falls Evans ('58) Carol Hodgson Neupert ('66) Richard Coates ('52) & Kay Mitchell Coates ('52) Ralph Bean ('58) -Vera Smith Robbins ('58) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Donna Nelson ('63) Re: Mr. Yonce (RIP) Some of us had Mr. Yonce during his first teaching assignment at the old Sacajawea Elementary, at least I think it must have been his first in the '50s. In the 5th grade, Ruth Ann Blanton ('63RIP) and I (and I think a few other girls who were crazy about him) used to ride our bikes to his house somewhere over on Hunt Ave. He lived in a "B" house. He and his wife were having their first child I remember because if he wasn't there or hiding from us, as I'm sure we were quite annoying, Mrs. Yonce would come out and talk to us. We'd hang around in the yard for a while and ride back home. We loved it when he was on recess duty. He'd play kick ball with us on the playground. We sure love and respected him. -Donna Nelson ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Deedee Willox Loiseau ('64) Re: "Boomer" Beanie I just got home from Richland where I purchased Boomer from my sis (Judy Willox Hodge '61). He is so cute. My bulldog husband thinks I'm crazy (he may be right!). I've put Boomer right by my 'puter, as I spend a lot of time here. Go get him, Bombers! -Deedee Willox Loiseau ('64) ~ Burbank, WA happily living in suburbia. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [OK, Deedee! I ordered one. -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dennis Hammer ('64) Re: "How Much is that Doggie in the Window?" and "Does Your Chewing Gum Loose Its Flavor on the Bedpost Overnight?" Found a site with some old songs that you can download as a .wav file. Each of the seven or eight that I downloaded with a 56K dial-up took about one minute. -Dennis Hammer ('64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Diane Carpenter Kipp (72) To: BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) Nice story about Mr. Yonce and Mr. Boatman. A good lesson for all of us parents who are inclined to defend our chicks. And a good lesson just in cutting each other some slack and giving each other the benefit of the doubt and a second chance. -Diane Carpenter Kipp (72) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Greg Dodd ('80) Re: Class of 1980 Col Hi My name is Greg Dodd. I attended Jason Lee Elem, Chief Joseph Junior High, and graduated in 1980 from Columbia High (Richland Bombers)! Would love to get in touch with others that know or remember me. I just retired from the U.S. Navy three months ago. -Greg Dodd ('80) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/19/03 Dateline: New Orleans, LA ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers sent stuff: Gloria Willett ('56WB), Ray Loescher ('57) Jim House ('63), Gary Behymer ('64) Rob Peutz ('73), Karen Davis ('76) April Miller ('92) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lynn Noble Paden ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sue Garrison Pritchett ('58) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gloria Willett Green ('56WB) Re: "orange alert" I was visiting with my dad the other day when the alert was changed from yellow to orange and everyone was being told to stock their pantries with enough food and water to last at least three days. Dad worked at Hanford on two different occasions. We lived in Sunnyside for two years before he joined the Marines and headed to the South Pacific, and moved to Richland in 1953 where we stayed until April of 1955. He is 88, healthy, and has many stories. He was laughing the other day about a couple who moved to North Richland in the '50s who had never lived there before. The wife heard the radiation level report on the local news and weather. Alarmed, she called her husband on the job and asked him what she should do. Jokingly, he told her, "Honey, the best thing to do is wrap up in a sheet and stay in the closet until the alert is over." He thought she would realize that he wasn't serious; but, you guessed it!!! He came home to find her wrapped in a sheet in the bedroom closet. I only remember being a little uneasy one time. That was when I opened a magazine (I don't remember which one) and there was a two-page map of the U.S. showing the ten most likely places that would be attacked if we were attacked by the Communists. One of the first places marked was Hanford. Bomber Cheers, -Gloria Willett Green ('56WB) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ray Loescher ('57) Re: Walker Douglas ('57) Anyone know the whereabouts of Dr. Douglas? The e-mail address listed on the class of '57 home page was "not deliverable". -Ray Loescher ('57) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jim House ('63) Since my Bomber basketball career came up short of Wall of Fame status I am proud to report that my college jersey is being retired at ceremonies at BYU on March 8th. Since it is possible that, over the years, I may have exaggerated my accomplishments to my wife and daughters, I hope none of the more knowledgeable Bomber fans tell my family that All American, Danny Ainge wore that number after me. -Jim House ('63) ~ Houston, TX - Where my wife has a 357, not a Mercedes, and I do behave; Chief Jo girls notwithstanding) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gary Behymer ('64) Re: The Final Score.TV -Gary Behymer ('64) ~ downtown Colfax, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Rob Peutz ('73) To: Greg Dodd ('80) Fair winds and following seas. Thanks for serving. Getting ready to retire myself, this October. -Rob Peutz ('73) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Karen Davis Scheffer ('76) Re: Henry Yonce (RIP) I don't get my husband or daughter off of this machine much, therefore, I only get to catch up occasionally with the Bomber happenings. So, even though this is late--I just found out, please dear "Yonce" family accept my deepest sorrow in your loss of Henry. What an awesome man he was. I recall that smile every time I saw him in the halls. Sometimes the smile would turn to a look of concern to what I was doing in the halls when everyone else was in class. I was Mr. Flynn's run-around if all possible. I have many fond memories of those jr. high days with Mr. Yonce, Mr. Flynn and Mr. Boatman among others. Henry will be greatly missed and as been said, he was a great mentor for many of today's educators of our kids. It couldn't have begun any better. Thanks Mr. Yonce---you'll be remembered fondly. -Karen Davis Scheffer ('76) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: April Miller ('92) On March 1, Michael Peterson ('77) will be putting on a free concert in Stateline, Idaho (right outside of the Spokane County line). I would love to get tickets and meet him again... any chance I could get his e-mail address or is there some kindly soul that could pass my message on to him? *SMILES* -April Miller ('92) ~ Spokane, WA *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/20/03 Dateline: New Orleans, LA ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ * Bombers sent stuff: Tony Tellier ('57), Patti Jones ('60) Linda Reining ('64), Kim Edgar ('79) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Glenda Gray ('66) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Tony Tellier ('57) Re: Richland Bomber Guys "We were somewhere around Barstow on the edge of desert..." [Look for: John V. Luna ('57RIP), Darly Goodwin Wilber Howser ('57), James "Duffy" Deardorf ('58) Steven "Louie" Lewis ('58), Larry Dibbern ('58) Richard Perry ('58), Chuck Graverson ('57), John Baxter, John Dahl ('59), and one unknown guy.] -Tony Tellier ('57) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) Re: "Proud to be a Bomber" T-shirt/Polo Buy Bomber Stuff website In the original entry that I put in the Sandstorm, the "Proud to be a Bomber" t-shirts and Polo shirts were for sale, I promised a donation to Club 40. The promise was that $1.00 per t-shirt would be donated to Club 40 after the first 24 we're sold. The first $24.00 has already been sent to Judy Willox Hodge ('61) to be given to Club 40. Sales are a few away for the next $24.00 to be sent. I'm adding to this donation. After the first 24 Polo shirts are sold $2.00 from each Polo shirt will be donated to Club 40. Most every Bomber who has bought a shirt has emailed me with excitement, thank-you's and I can't wait to wear the shirt. It has been so fun. Wish more would write their stories into the Sandstorm. One of the most fun situations I have run into since selling the shirts, was at the General Store right here at the point where I mail the shirts. Brett who owns the store and I began talking one day so I explained to him what I was mailing. Did not have one on that day so I showed him the Alumni ring. (later wore the shirt for him to see). Brett is a serious kind of guy. All the sudden he started talking about his high school which was back east. Brett said, "our school was called the Green Bears". "Now what would you do with the "Green Bears", he quizzically asked? His smile grew bigger as he talked. Then Brett said, "your school is so fun, something to work with". Now Brett smiles every time I come in to mail the shirts. Still waiting to see if he figures out what to do with the "Green Bears"? -Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) ~ Browns Point, WA - Every time I have written the Sandstorm over the last couple of months the weather has been rain, rain, rain. So Western Washington all this rain is caused by my writing. *LOL* ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda Reining ('64) To: Lynn Noble Paden ('72) HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Sorry the wishes are a day late... didn't realize it was already your "day". ;) You are almost as old as my brother--he will be 50 May 1st... he was my "May-Day Basket". *GRIN* I remember your mom taking me to Catechism class that Saturday morning (she was taking care of me while my mom was in the hospital with Tim) and she had me get up in front of the class and tell everyone what I got for my May-Day gift. *GRIN* Since I had been an "only" child for 7 years, I am not at all sure I was all that happy about my gift. *GRIN* ...but, he grew on me! *LOL* I have great memories of you and all the rest of your family, too. The Nobles were a wonderful experience in my life! I'm glad to count you among my "family". *GRIN* When you get a chance, have your mom show you the baby picture I gave her last August of you sitting on a pillow on the bed... you look like a porcelain doll. *GRIN* I hope Bill took you out to a nice restaurant for dinner... it is the pits to have to cook dinner on your special day. *LOL* -Linda Reining ('64) ~ Bakersfield, CA - we are having warm weather, again... really need that elusive rain! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Kim Edgar Leeming ('79) Re: From the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Thought I'd pass this website on. Bomber Cheers! -Kim Edgar Leeming ('79) ~ Poulsbo, WA *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/21/03 Dateline: New Orleans, LA ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers sent stuff: Larry Dibbern ('58), Lola Heidlebaugh ('60) Ed Quigley ('62), Linda Reining ('64) Tom Regimbal ('70), Barb Belcher ('72) Jami Yonce ('73) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Wm. Lane "Bill" Johnson ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gil Gilstrap ('79) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Larry Dibbern ('58) Re: T. Tellier's Photo To: Tony Tellier ('57) Hey, Tony, where did you get the copy of the photo? I have the original and the guy you are asking about is Jim "Toad" Tadlock. Your book looks interesting. When will it be completed? Larry "Bopglasses" Dibbern ('58) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Lola Heidlebaugh Bowen ('60) Re: Portland Vancouver Bomber Luncheon Thanks to Fred & Ann Engel Schafer ('63) for the pictures from the February 8 Luncheon that are on the Bomber website. They are great! Saw in the Sandstorm you have started listing March's luncheons. Will you please add the Portland/ Vancouver luncheon - March 8. Those of you who haven't been able to make it to the luncheons at the DoubleTree are missing a good time! Each time we have someone new - and everyone seems to have a great time visiting! Different years represented every time! Next Portland/Vancouver Bomber Luncheon: DATE: Saturday - March 8, 2003 WHERE: DoubleTree/Columbia River TIME: 11:00 a.m. RSVP BY: Tuesday, March 4 Thanks Maren! We appreciate all your help! -Lola Heidlebaugh Bowen ('60) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ed Quigley ('62) To: Class of '62 A shout out for help! On our graduation night (I think - after all it's been more than 40 years!)... we had a dance in Uptown Richland, in what later turned into Templeman's Market (that part I'm sure of! :) ). At some point in the evening, I went to the bathroom to wash my hands, and being in a slightly "altered" condition, I wound up leaving my ring on the sink, and didn't miss it until the next morning. I was wondering whether any of you guys found it, or remember somebody mentioning that they found one... It was the large size, and it sure would be nice to recover it! -Ed Quigley ('62) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Ed - You're not the only one who lost their class ring. Here's what some of us did to replace our lost class rings: Alumni Ring Website -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda Reining ('64) To: Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) Re: Bomber shirts Buy Bomber Stuff website I don't know if I wrote anything into the Sandstorm about my Bomber shirt, but I LOVE IT!!!!!!!! I wore it to the Bomber lunch here in Bakersfield last Saturday and another Bomber, Bill Wilborn ('54), wore his, too. He had the Bomber shirt with Nuke 'Em on the back... that's the next one I want! *GRIN* I wear my shirt with Bomber pride! *GRIN* -Linda Reining ('64) ~ Bakersfield, CA - had lots of rain yesterday and tornado-force winds. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jami Yonce Regimbal ('72) & Tom Regimbal ('70) Re: Henry Yonce (RIP) Thank all of you for the comforting memories of dad. You have no idea how much it means to hear about him. It especially speaks to the time he dedicated to education and to Richland. Please know that he never regretted his choice to be an educator. (Only wished he'd started golfing sooner :) thanks again, Jami & Tom -Jami Yonce Regimbal ('72) and Tom Regimbal ('70) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Barb Belcher Valinske ('72) Thought of all you Bombers who have moved away and how much you would enjoy our weather today - I was driving on the By pass and the tumble weeds were passing me! Made me think of the song that included "the tumbling tumble weeds" - can't think of the name of it. At least the sky was blue (mostly) and not the solid brown I remember from childhood. [ -- searched for "the tumbling tumbleweeds" and came up with MANY sites... Author: Bob Nolan Download a midi file and see lyrics at: To: Class of 72 We still have Memory Books available from the 30th reunion. Cost is $6.00. I'm keeping a data base of everyone's location, so if you change addresses/e-mail, let me know. It will make it easier to find everyone in 2012 for our 40th!! -Barb Belcher Valinske ('72) ~ West Richland - where we're having March weather in February and the forsythia is about to bloom ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jami Yonce Regimbal ('72) See earlier entry from Tom Regimbal ('70) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/22/03 Dateline: New Orleans, LA ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Dick McCoy ('45, '46, and '02) and Mandy Holmes ('97) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dan Noble ('58) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Steve Galloway ('74) BOMBER BIRTHDAY 2/22 or 2/23: Myrna Branum Willard ('57WB) ******************************************** ******************************************** LUNCHES (in order of appearance) 02/26 - Girls of '63 and '64 03/02 - Class of '58 More information: Click the lunch you want to know about. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dick McCoy ('45, '46, & '02) Re: George Clooney Dear Maren and Sandstorm readers: While in the doctor's office the other day I read a copy of People magazine and within was a picture of George Clooney and another of a pathetic picture from his hi school days. They were captioned, respectively, "Stud" and "Dud". Well described I know all about the "Dud' part, having lived it, but when does the "Stud" happen? Puzzled on Camano Island, WA -Dick McCoy ('45, '46, & '02) ~ Bronc, Beaver, Bomber ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mandy Holmes Taylor ('97) Greetings all Bombers! I hope everyone is doing well in spite of our challenging times. My condolences go out to those who have lost family or friends recently. I have been fortunate enough to reconnect with some long lost friends in the past couple of weeks, so I have been a little busy. As more time passes since high school, I find it easier to get to know some of those I overlooked way back when. I will be in Richland from March 6-10 and would be interested in a gathering in the Tri-Cities if any of those still left there are willing and able. I haven't been home in a while and I'm told much has changed. I'd also enjoy meeting some of the people whose names I see often but have no faces to match them. Please consider it and work some Bomber magic to make it happen if it is agreeable... I think we could pull it off. Have a great weekend and remember that you're never alone because you'll always have a Bomber family! Green and gold veined, -Mandy Holmes Taylor ('97) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/23/03 Dateline: New Orleans, LA ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers and 1 Bomber spouse today: Kathy O'Neil ('63), Pam Ehinger ('67) Rick Maddy ('67), Debra Dawson ('74WB) Mike Davis ('74), Zorba Manolopoulos ('91) Matt Smith (Bomber Spouse) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jil Lytle Smith ('82) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Kathy O'Neil Childs ('63) To: Carla Stine McLaughlin ('63) Congratulations on the birth of your first grandchild! I'm sure that little Quinn Thomas Brugger will bring you so much joy. You will really enjoy being "Grammie Carla!" Give Anna, Todd and Quinn a hug from me. I am so happy for all of you! To: Gary Schmidtke ('76) I really enjoyed the creative piece you wrote for the Alumni Sandstorm on "Remembering Our Richland Teacher Heroes!" We did have so many wonderful, dedicated teachers in the Richland school system. One teacher that I think of so often is your mom, Mrs. Millie Schmidtke. She was my kindergarten teacher at Jefferson when she was Miss Johnson. I was so shy and she helped my tremendously! She knew just what to do to meet the needs of every child! She allowed me to come in early and help her in the morning before school for a couple of weeks. After that, I wasn't afraid of school any longer. In fact, I loved it so much that I became a teacher and have been teaching high school home economics since 1967. I still love every day of my job. I remember your Mom for her kindness and her love of learning. I still remember how she read us a chapter of Charlotte's Web each day during our reading circle. She, along with my parents, began my love of reading. I've even told my students about your mom and some of the wonderful things we did in kindergarten. Please give her my love and best wishes. I don't know if you remember me, but I sometimes babysat for you and your sister when I was in high school. My parents, Pat and Maxine O'Neil, lived in a "B" house on Haupt, but I think we had moved to the "E" house on Haines before your family moved to Haupt. Thanks, again, for the well-written piece on Richland teachers. -Kathy O'Neil Childs ('63) ~ Los Altos, CA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Pam Ehinger Nassen ('67) Dear Judy Willox Hodge ('61) and All Bombers Well Boomer has arrived!!! He jumped out of his box and into my arms! Called me Mommy and gave me a Big Beaver Kiss on the cheek!! He is the Cutest thing you ever did see! He is huggable and kissable! I just love him!! Thank You Judy for letting him come live with me! He loves the doggies and the kitties here and they love him! Bombers Rule -Pam Ehinger Nassen (The Blue Ribbon Class of '67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Rick Maddy ('67) Re: studs -n- duds in the 2/22/03 Sandstorm To: Dick McCoy ('45, '46, & '02) Dick, I have only been in Hollywood for one year. Not long enough for a lot of reasons, but one thing is fer sure, dude. There are, literally, hundreds of thousands of hunks and cheer leaders down here from all over the world asking that very same question. -Rick Maddy ('67) ~ Huntington Beach, CA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Debra Dawson Fogler ('74WB) Happy Belated Birthday Greetings to my sister, Esther Dawson Muir Powell ('73WB), and her girls, Katie and Diana Powell (2002 Bomber grads). They are all creative and intelligent women; whether that's from growing up in Richland or being born under the sign of Aquarius...? Many happy returns! -Debra Dawson Fogler ('74WB) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Davis ('74) Wishing my brother-in-law, Steve Galloway ('74), a happy 47th birthday. He's been a member of the family for quite a few years and has become someone we all rely on quite a bit. Have a good day, Steve! PS - He has less hair than Upton!! -Mike Davis ('74) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Zorba Manolopoulos ('91) Re: Introducing the newest Manolopoulos: -Zorba Manolopoulos ('91) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Matt Smith (not a Bomber) I wanted to be sure and wish my terrific wife, Jil Lytle Smith ('82) a very happy birthday this Sunday, February 23rd! Happy Birthday Jilly and many many more! -Matt Smith (not a Bomber) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/24/03 Dateline: New Orleans, LA ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Mike Clowes ('54), Pete Overdahl ('60) David Rivers ('65) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Carol Converse Maurer ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Nancy Wick Hamilton ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Joan Morris Stedman ('66) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) To: Dick McCoy ('45, '46, & '02), Bronc/Beaver/Bomber ? After "serious reflection" on what ever the age that duds changed to studs, I think we've passed it. Bomber Cheers, -Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) ~ the rain has stopped in Albany, OR for a while and we go back to "warm" days and cold nights (sound familiar) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Pete Overdahl ('60) Re: School Mascot To: Patti Jones ('60) We are so lucky to have a Mascot like the Bombers. Your letter on Feb. 20, 2002 about your friend Brett's school mascot, the Green Bears. Well you might tell him it should of been the "Green Beers". Then they could of been the Shamrocks and it would of been in Memory of St.Pats Day. Usually while we were in Seattle during St. Pats Day for the State Tournament for B-Ball, a few of us tried the Traditional Green Beers. If you were really lucky you could try a few GREEN and GOLD Beers. -Pete Overdahl ('60) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: David Rivers ('65) Re: Here she comes........... OK...don't laugh...the year she was born the dead sea scrolls were discovered. I said discovered...not the youth of this beautiful '65er takes on more recognizable proportions. As she entered Jr. High, the Everylys' hit the top charts with "All I have to do is dream"....and that's what most of the boys were doing for this lovely 7th grader. In our Senior yearbook, she can be seen at pages 41, 87 and 112. The photo on 112 is a must. She was the ravishing lady who crowned Terry Davis (Knox '65) Tolo if you ask anyone in the world outside of Richland what Tolo will get nothing but a blank stare...Tolo? Kinda like Tofu? Not even close. As I said, back in Jr. high all the boys were dreaming of this lady. If you check her out in the '65er yearbook you will have no problem recognizing her today...except maybe for them funky sunglasses she manages to find here and there....She looks just the same...only much much lovelier! Unfortunately, for those of us closer to here age...(did I say that?)...the boys from the Gold Medal Class of '63, were perfecting an age old art....handed down from the time those scrolls I talked about were actually written and even before...the art of trolling...that's where the boys in the upper class, check out the girls in the entering class to determine who should be elevated to honorary Senior....In this case, it was one a them totally swave dudes in his weejins or maybe his wing tips...coulda been black converse...I can't remember cuz in those days he had the art of trolling and swooping down to a anyway...enter Jimbeaux ('63)...and the rest as they say "is history"...from then on the rest of us didn't stand a chance...(tho rumor has it that Frank Osgard ('63WB) did try and horn in a couple a times at State...). So I guess what I'm tryin' to say here is that Miss Nancy is having a birthday on Monday the let's hear it: HAPPY BIRTHDAY NANCY WICK HAMILTON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!! Sorry I missed it yesterday... HAPPY BIRTHDAY JIL LYTLE SMITH ('82)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David Rivers ('65) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/25/03 Dateline: Gonzales, LA (Baton Rouge) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers and 1 Colt sent stuff: Kay Weir ('37), Janet Martin ('53) Morgan Miller ('53), Ann Engel ('63) Freddie Schafer ('63), Mary Massey ('64) Don Andrews ('67) ******************************************** ******************************************** LUNCHES (in order of appearance) 02/26 - Girls of '63 and '64 03/01 - Las Vegas 03/02 - Class of '58 More information: Click the lunch you want to know about. ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER ANNIVERSARY: 2/23 Jack ('52) & Pat ('53) Ackley Morrow ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Kay Weir Fishback ('37 Colt) Re: Why no? Why don"t we make Gasohol anymore? When we made it, I always bought it whenever I could. It burns clean and is a renewable resource and didn't depend on foreign countries or digging up Alaska. It cost sa little more- but it couldn't cost more now. MY real crusade is to get all the tobacco farmers to quit growing the "weed" and grow corn for gasohol--thus cutting way down on cancer deaths. All these people screaming about shutting down the FFT ought to be trying to shut down smoking - I'm probably the world's greatest anti smoker -not for any moral reasons but just because it is stupid. How about joining my crusade? -Kay Weir Fishback ('37 Colt) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Janet Martin Rasmussen ('53) Congratulations and Happy 50th anniversary on 2/23 to Jack Morrow ('52) and Pat Ackley Morrow ('53). Your picture in the Herald was great. Haven't aged a bit!!! May you have many many more years together. -Janet Martin Rasmussen ('53) ******************************************** ******************************************** From the old ALL Bomber Alumni Guest Book: >>From: Morgan Miller ('53) Date: Wed Feb 19 08:19:48 2003 Class of 53, Happy 50th. Well I'm back on board. I retired from the Sheriff's Office in 2000 and moved to Florida. Two years of retirement was enough. I now work for the Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office as their Chaplain. Sorry to miss the reunion. Any class mates, drop me a line. GO BOMBERS -Morgan Miller ('53) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From:Freddie and Ann Engel Schafer ('63) Happy Birthday to Nancy Wick Hamilton ('65) Get something nice, Jimbeaux. She's a keeper. -the Schafers in windy, soggy Vancouver, USA ******************************************** ******************************************** From the old ALL Bomber Alumni Guest Book: >>From: Mary Elizabeth Massey ('64) Date: Thu Feb 20 16:11:45 2003 Moved back to Richland in 1999 after being gone since 1971. Would love to hear from anyone in my class. -Mary Massey ('64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Don Andrews ('67) Re: Arizona My wife and I will be traveling in Arizona March 7th thru March 16th. We will be in Bisbee on the 10th and as I recall from prior Sandstorms there are Bombers there with an antique store. If this is correct would these Bombers let me know and we'll stop in to say Hi. We are also going to be in Phoenix and Scottsdale the 13th thru the 16th. I hope we get a chance to visit with Sam Dossett's ('67RIP) mom, Eilleen and his little sister Charlotte. A little WARM sunshine is going to be so welcome, it's sunny but only 42 and 30mph wind BRRRRRR!!!! here in Vancouver, USA today. Bomber Cheers -Don Andrews ('67) ******************************************** ******************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/26/03 Dateline: Lafayette, LA ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers sent stuff: Millie Finch ('54), Gus Keeney ('57) David Cloud ('60), Judy Willox ('61) Diane Carpenter ('72), Peggy Hartnett ('72) April Miller ('92) ******************************************** ******************************************** LUNCHES (in order of appearance) 02/26 - Girls of '63 and '64 03/01 - Las Vegas 03/02 - Class of '58 More information: Click the lunch you want to know about. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Millie Finch Gregg ('54) To: Jack ('52) and Pat ('53) Ackley Morrow CONGRATULATIONS are in order. Your pic in the paper was great. I remembered both of you immediately and you really look good now. Bomber Wishes to you always, -Millie Finch Gregg ('54) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gus Keeney ('57) Re: Sue's Remission Thanks to all for the BOMBER PRAYERS and Bomber Moral Support over these past few months. Her Doctor says he thinks she is in remission at this point. All of your support has help make it a lot easier for her. Many thanks again, -Gus & Sue Keeney ~ Yuma, AZ ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: David Cloud ('60) Re: gasohol Kay Weir Fishback ('37 Colt) asks about gasohol and the wisdom of converting the tobacco farmers into corn farmers. Gasohol is available in many locations. Check the signs on the pump for the words, 'oxygenated' or 'ethanol'. Both indicate that you are buying a gasoline/alcohol blend. Alcohol contains fewer btu's of energy by volume than does gasoline, so your mileage will be a little less, but your car will run cleaner because the oxygen in the alcohol supplements the ambient oxygen for more complete combustion. Tobacco farms are typically small acreages and the return from a corn crop is far less than from a tobacco crop. Tobacco produces a greater profit even than turning the corn into white lightening and then selling that. We also have many foreign trading partners who would gladly step up their tobacco acreage to replace lost domestic production. There are other vexing issues. For example, how much of the north slope oil is going to Asia rather than to the northwest? At one time, most of it was going to Japan because the producers received a higher price for it there than from our market. Just as during the run up in electricity costs two years ago when there was no shortage of electricity, there is an adequate supply of oil today. Yet, market manipulations and irrational factors keep raising the cost of gasoline at the pump. Who profits? -David Cloud ('60) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Judy Willox Hodge ('61) To: Dick McCoy ('45, '46, and '02) Aw, don't listen to the old fuddy duddy (Bob Carlson '54) Dick, or the young fuddy duddy (Rick Maddy '67) either for that matter. What do they know? You are more of a stud AND a man in my book than George Clooney could even think of being. You are a warm, caring, loving guy with so much fun in you, and in my eyes that makes you one heck of a stud. And I will bet that Ida (Dick's wife) will agree with me on that too! So, IF you other two want to go on thinking of yourselves as "duds", go right ahead, but your Bomber family out here probably will not agree with you. *Grin* To: Pam Ehinger Nassen ('67) You are so welcome for Boomer and glad that his adoption went so smooth and was completed successfully. I know you will give him a happy and loving home. He is a lovable little critter isn't he? I just knew he would fly out of that box and give you a big kiss and hug. He loves his Bomber parents and his Bomber homes. There is one on his way to Seattle here soon and he is just dying to get to his new Mommy there too. My little guy is beginning to realize that his brothers are rapidly leaving here and he is missing them but glad that they are going to good homes. He is here in the "Bomber office and store" with me all the time and helps me out. They are sweet, lovable little guys and some of you other Bombers out there better hurry and adopt one or you will be wishing you had when you see someone else's somewhere. *G* To: Mary Elizabeth Massey ('64) Mary, There is a luncheon today at the Spudnut Shop at 11:30 for the gals of classes '63 and '64 and that may be a good place to start renewing old ties. So why don't you drop in and say hi? To: All Bombers I do not have pictures up yet of the new store item, but as cold as it still is, you might like to get a pair of sweats I have in kelly green now with the glow-in-the-dark cloud design on the tops (see the t- shirt page for the design in the buy bomber stuff link) and a gold Bombers running down the side of the left leg of the pants. We may not get the pictures up for a bit. Just picture kelly green sweats and the design from the t-shirt and you will get the idea for now. For now, just email me and make your requests that way until it is fixed. Bomber Cheers, -Judy Willox Hodge (Classic Class of '61) ~ Richland ~ sooooo cold and those sweats feel sooooo good! *G*! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Diane Carpenter Kipp ('72) Re: "Tolo" note from David Rivers ('65) So where DID the name "Tolo" come from? (Probably something obvious that only I don't get.) Did/does any other school use that term? I just hear "Sadie Hawkins". -Diane Carpenter Kipp ('72) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Peggy Hartnett ('72) To: Don Andrews ('67) Glad to hear you will be in Bisbee, AZ. I may be wrong but I am not aware of any Bombers who own an antique store here. My husband and I used to own an Inn and restaurant in an historic building. Now I work at the Mining and Historical Museum, don't know if any of that rings any bells. I am at the museum during the week and it is well worth the visit, there is so much history in this area and the museum delivers it up nicely. We also have a fantastic mineral collection, many of which were at The Smithsonian and have been returned to their source on semi-permanent loan. Bisbee is a fun town but don't think because you are in AZ it will necessarily be warm here. Bring something warm, we are right at a mile high and since the weather changes every 5 minutes in AZ, especially in the Spring, you just never know, snow on Easter is pretty common! -Peggy Hartnett ('72) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: April Miller ('92) Re: Help? Michael Peterson ('77) is coming to my neck of the woods this Saturday. I once had his e-mail address but it got deleted. I would like to try and contact him regarding a backstage pass if possible so that I can meet him again. (Already got a ticket to the concert) If you know of his address, is it possible that I can get it from you? (Mom, have Rob or Dad look in your filing cabinet for old Alumni Sandstorms) Thanks! -April Miller ('92) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/27/03 Dateline: Richland, WA ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Bob Harman ('51), Wanda Wittebort ('53) Patti Jones ('60), Bill Wingfield ('67) Don Andrews ('67) ******************************************** ******************************************** LUNCHES (in order of appearance) 02/26 - Girls of '63 and '64 03/01 - Las Vegas 03/02 - Class of '58 More information: Click the lunch you want to know about. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob Harman ('51) I've been missing reading words from the OLDER Bombers, Class of '55 and older. I have been laboring over a thought recently. I recall as a young teen going to the Village Theater on Saturday afternoon and seeing "selected short subjects", the news, a western serial, and a feature. One of the features that comes to mind I cannot seem to get in focus. It was a comedy starring a short smart-mouthed guy who wore a hat that he had pinned up in front and back with a large safety pin. He had a dorky sidekick who was taller and wore a baseball cap. It seems that the name of the show was something about Bowery boys. Do any one of you "older folks" recall any of this and what the name of the show was? Have a good day and go with God! -Bob Harman ('51) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Wanda Wittebort Shukay ('53) Missed the article, so wish to extend much happiness and congratulations to Patti (Ackley) Morrow and Jack Morrow. They are a great couple and one of the few that last married that long. But I for one know they were really in love with each other from the beginning. Love you Patti and Jack. -Wanda Wittebort Shukay ('53) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) To: Pete Overdahl ('60) Yes we are lucky to have such a great mascot. Good one about the "Green Beers" I will tell Brett what you said. I'm sure he will get a kick out of it. I'm sure that high school board and the town would have gone nuts with someone trying to name the school "Green Beers". At least with a Shamrock they could have had some fun. Re: "Proud to be a Bomber" T-shirts and Polo shirts There was a mix up on the Polo Shirts being in the URL! Some Bombers had written me that they couldn't find a picture of the Polo shirts. It has now been fixed so you can see the Polo Shirts. Also at the same time see our great Bomber model Jim McDougal ('57) who's wearing the Polo shirt. Thanks Jim. To: David Rivers ('65) When are we Bombers going to get the great surprise announcement that you talked about in one of your entries recently? I kept wanting to guess the surprise but being as I am not good at guessing, anxiously waiting for the announcement. OR DID I MISS SOMETHING, LIKE AN ANNOUNCEMENT ALREADY? Now I read the Sandstorm everyday. Of course there are those days that I scan because I am in a hurry so I might have missed something. Maybe I am going to have to wait a while longer! Ouch! Surprises really make me anxious! So maybe I will keep asking you until we get the surprise announcement! To: Nina Jones Rowe ('65) Well Sis I understand you have a big announcement. I know as usual I'm not supposed to know yet. You know mom (Norma Jones) she can't keep a secret for very long. So being as I'm not supposed to know yet, I will let you make the big announcement on the Sandstorm. Congratulations! Now I'm in trouble, not Mom. To: Maren Smyth ('63) and ('64) Re: Travel home Could you send me your URL for your travels home. It disappeared out of my inbox. A delete problem with MSN8. Thank-you! Wishing you a well and safe trip home to Washington. Bombers Have Fun -Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) ~ Browns Point, Wa. So cold at night, no moisturizing lotion is keeping the dry skin away. Sure pretty though with the flowers peeking out as if spring is on its way. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bill Wingfield ('67) To: Judy Willox Hodge ('61) & Pam Ehinger Nassen ('67) Ok, Ok, you talked me into it. I have to adopt one of the little guys. I think Boomer will look good in my office at the Savannah River Site. Judy, box him up for me along with a pair of sweats. I'll submit my order tonight. I can't wait. Bill Wingfield (Blue Ribbon Class of 67) ~ Augusta GA Where it's finally getting nice enough that I have to take off my warm-ups to play tennis in the evening. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Don Andrews ('67) Bomber Family, The Bomber World that we live in never ceases to amaze me. Since my entry on 2/24 in the Sandstorm I have received e-mails from several Bombers with ideas and offers: Vicki Steichen Bricker ('67) suggested a baseball game, ASU vs Oklahoma, to see her son, Travis Buck ('02) freshman starter, play. Kay Mitchell Coates ('52) offered her brother-in-law as a tour guide once we get to Bisbee. Jim Barnett ('80) invited me to the Bomber Luncheon in Tucson on March 9th; this might work out well. Peggy Hartnett ('72) told me to be sure and take in the museum where she works in Bisbee while we are there; we will and we'll bring a coat just in case. George Barnett ('63) wants me to give him a call so we can get aquainted and he can give me some pointers on vacations in the Grand Canyon State. We do have a pretty busy schedule but we will try to include as many Bombers as we can. We fly into Phoenix on March 7th. Drive to Green Valley to visit friends who plan to keep us busy. Kartchner Caverns, Bisbee, Golf, Desert Museum, Bird Watching, etc. March 13th we will drive up to Scottsdale. We plan on visiting Sam Dossett's ('67RIP) family, spend a lot of the next three days at the "Festival of the West" at West World in Scottsdale. A side trip to Sedona and then fly home on the 16th. I'll be looking forward to getting back to work by then so I can rest up. Even though our schedule is pretty full this will not be our last trip to the Southwest so any more suggestion are welcome and encouraged. Someday we plan on becoming "Snow Birds" in Arizona. Thank you again to all. -Don Andrews ('67) ~ Ridgefield, Wa., 14 miles north of Vancouver, USA ~ sunny and 42deg. (24 last night) BRRRRRRRR! ! ! *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/28/03 (The 2/26 Sandstorm was incorrectly dated 2/25) Dateline: Houston (Katy), TX ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 17 Bombers, 1 Colt, and 1 funeral notice today: Kay Weir ('37 Colt), Dick McCoy ('45, '46, & '02) Dick Roberts ('49), Jack Lowrey ('49) Ray Gillette ('49), Jim Grow ('51) Jerry Molnaa ('52), Curt Donahue ('53) Millie Finch ('54), Bill Berlin ('56) Barb Isakson ('58), Pattie Crigler ('59) Lola Heidlebaugh ('60), Ed Quigley ('62) Helen Cross ('62), Jean Armstrong ('64) Linda Reining ('64), William C Haverty ('66?WB) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY 2/27: Marilynn Working Highstreet ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY 2/16: Esther Dawson Muir Powell ('73WB) BOMBER BIRTHDAYS 2/19: Twins: Katie & Diana Powell ('02) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Kay Weir Fishback ('37 Colt) To: My brother's friends My brother, Gordy Weir ('47), called me and asked me to tell everybody - he's so proud. His oldest grandson was kind of a goof off and a drifter but finally got his together and joined the Air Force. And buckled down and in two years became an AirMan 1st class. Now he has been selected as the most outstanding Airman in the whole US Army and had a medal pinned on him by a Four Star General. No wonder grandpa's proud. So now I've told all Gordy's Bomber friends. But I still wish all wars could be like the Pig War. -Kay Weir Fishback ('37 Colt) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dick McCoy ('45, '46, and '02) Re: old movies To: Bob Harman ('51) Re: the Bowery Boys AKA the Dead End Kids I didn't even have to look this up. Some things one never forgets. What's that? What's my wedding anniversary? How the heck would I know? Anyway, the boys in question were Leo Gorcey and Huntz Hall. I believe they were Cougar grads. The writing for that series was very intelligent, being equaled in the last few years only by Dumb and Dumber. The Bowery movies numbered in the zillion, and I am not embarrassed to admit that saw most of them. What else was there to do on a date? -Dick McCoy ('45, '46, and '02) -Bronc, Beaver, Bomber ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Richard "Dick" Roberts ('49) To: Anyone who'll listen Happy Anniversary to Carol and I. Our 49th. 49th for '49ers, I guess. Probably in 1949 or so, Rex Davis ('49) and I chased a bus within which a comely lass by the name of Carol Tyner ('52) was riding. She got off at her stop and the bus driver told her to tell us not to tail buses or we would be reported to the PD. Carol and I became acquainted and after an on again and off again romance, we were married in Richland in '54, just after I graduated from WSC. We stayed the night in a motel in Pasco and left the very next day in our '51 Hudson Hornet for a job in Salinas, CA. It has truly been a great 49 years. One of our daughters is visiting from The Netherlands. On this beautiful sun filled day, we took a 30 minute drive to Morro Bay to visit the tall ships in the harbor. It was a great day. Tonight we will have dinner at the Shore Cliff over looking the ocean. Maybe some oysters!! -Richard "Dick" Roberts ('49) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jack Lowrey ('49) To: Bob Harman ('51) They were the "Bowery Boys". They started out in the late 30s as the "Dead End Kids". I believe their first movie was "Angles with Dirty Faces" with Bogart. The short guy was Leo Gorecy (sp) and the tall guy was Hunz Hall. Maybe some of our older Bomber can correct this or add to it. -Jack Lowrey ('49) ~ Layton< UT - where Spring is just around the corner ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ray Gillette ('49) To: Mr. Harman ('51) Seems to me that you are referring to the "Dead-End Kids" with Leo Gorcey as the wise guy with the hat pinned and Huntz Hall as his dorky side kick. As one of the older ones from Bomberdom I could be wrong and am correctable. Cheers. -Ray Gillette ('49) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jim Grow ('51) Bob....... The man with the hat... name was Leo Gorcey -Jim Grow ('51) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jerry Molnaa ('52) To: Bob Harman ('51) The gang of boys you talked about had two names over the years. 1. East Side Kids 2. Bowery Boys The characters basically remained the same through the name changes. The character with the brim of his hat turned back and who was the leader of the gang was called "Slip Mahoney" and he was played by Leo Gorcey The character with the baseball cap who usually acted goofy was called "Satch" and he was played by Huntz Hall. To: Jack and Patty Ackley Morrow: Congratulations on your BIG 50. I miss seeing you walking at the Columbia Center Mall each morning. Mall Walkers: Recent sightings of Bombers: Helen Bartlett ('52) Bill Zilar ('52) Bill Rowe ('56) The front page of the Tri-City Herald (02/26/2003) had a group of students who were demonstrating on the sidewalk. They didn't like the use of "PROUD OF THE CLOUD" -Jerry Molnaa ('52) ~ Richland, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Curt Donahue ('53) To: Bob Harman ('51) You are referring to "Leo Gorsey and the Bowery Boys". That was one of my favorites too. -Curt Donahue ('53) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Millie Finch Gregg ('54) Re: HAPPY BIRTHDAY - February 27th - February 27, 1936 - CONGRATULATIONS are in order for one of the nicest ladies I know. Even if she is old today!! Happy Birthday to my friend Marilynn Working Highstreet ('54). I know it is painful to be this age - but you will make it honey. Just have enough canes around, maybe a walker here and there and someone to lean on. Luv to you my dear friend and I hope you have many many more BD's for us to celebrate. -Millie Finch Gregg ('54) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bill Berlin ('56) To: Bob Harman ('51) Bob, I did not make your cut of the "Class of '55 or older" but the guy you are thinking of with the pinned back hat might have been Leo Gorcey and he was the head of the Bowery Boys. If you remember, they rotated the Saturday Matinee between the Village and Richland Theaters. I remember one time a bunch of us had some "insider" information that the Matinee was going to be at the Richland so we all went over and made a line at the Village. Pretty soon the line went down a couple of blocks, mostly little kids who had been dropped off by Moms who then went shopping. About 10 minutes before the Matinee was to start our lot quietly left the line and went over to the Richland, where there was no line (dah!) and only about 5 kids in the theater. When the "Village people" figured out what the deal was, the Richland was swarmed with a lot of very mad little kids. Life was good in those days. -Bill Berlin ('56) ~ Seattle - where it is clear and cool ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Barb Isakson Rau ('58) Class of '58 Luncheons have moved back to the West Richland Golf Course on 4000 Fallon Drive. It's still the first Sunday of the month except if it falls on a long holiday weekend then its the next Sunday. NEXT LUNCH: Sunday, March 2, 2003 - 1pm Bomber Cheers, -Barb Isakson Rau ('58) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Pattie Crigler Cole ('59) To: Bob Harman ('51) Re: Bowery Boys Bob, I don't admit to being an OLDER Bomber, but my husband's family was in the theater business and he remembers all the old actors, movies, etc. The Bowry Boys were also known as East Side Kids, Little Tough Guys, and Dead End Kids. The short guy, Mugs, was played by Leo Gorcey. His tall sidekick, Glimpy, was played by Huntz Hall. They hung out in a soda shop owned in real life by Leo's uncle. Also see for more info. You can even still order their movies. Hope this helps! -Pattie Crigler Cole ('59) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Lola Heidlebaugh Bowen ('60) Re: Vancouver/Portland Luncheon DATE: Saturday - March 8 WHERE: DoubleTree/COlumbia River TIME: 11:00 a.m. RSVP: by Tuesday - March 4 If you need directions - let Lola know - she got real good directions from Fred Schafer ('63) last time! Always a Bomber! -Lola Heidlebaugh Bowen ('60) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ed Quigley ('62) To: Bob Harman ('51) Easy on that "OLDER" classification, Bob, but you're right... It was Bowery Boys, but they actually did 21 movies! Leo Gorcey, Huntz Hall... And you can actually still get the movies for about $10 each through I loved Saturdays, in Richland, as I'd hit the cartoons at the Uptown theater (and sometimes snuck my little dog in with me!), and then in the afternoon Dad would drop me off at the Village, where I'd spend the whole afternoon (probably much to my parents' delight!). It was at the Village that I suffered my first awareness of inflation. One Saturday, Dad dropped me off with my 12 admission (and probably 10 for candy), and I reached up and plunked it down on the counter, and the lady said, "Oh gee, it's gone up to a quarter, Honey!" Good thing I had a loud voice, as I was able to holler down my father as he headed back the other direction toward home, to extract another 13 from him! A far, far cry from today's prices, eh? These blissful Saturdays ended the day that I bought my first horse, although I still love movies, but because of the prices, I generally watch them at home... By the way, if you want a very strange rush, go into your local compact disc store and look at some of the early Cheap Trick albums. You'll find that 15 or 20 years ago, the guitarist for that band, Rick Nielsen, was the spitting image of Huntz Hall, right down to the baseball cap worn backwards! To: Everyone! Thank you very much for all the memories of The Riding Academy (aka The Barn)! Thanks to you and The Sandstorm, I have located Ray Moller and his family, copied all the memories you sent in, and sent them to him. His daughter, Patti, wrote and told me how very much he appreciated them. Ya done good, guys! So, another request...Anybody know where to find Vicki Smith ('63)? She was another "cowgirl" that hung out at The Barn, and I figure she might be able to help me locate her brother Jimmy ('59), who owned the gas station next to the Village theater in '63 & '64, and with whom I rented my first apartment, back then. -Ed Quigley ('62) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) I want to thank everyone who sent me great suggestions for our trip to Cabo San Lucas in Baja, Mexico. The trip came and went far too fast. We loved all of it, especially the sunrises over Cabo, and the fantastic sunset we saw over LaPaz one evening. The food was delicious. We caught and ate some of the best fish we've ever eaten, thanks to a restaurant down there called "Cheeseburger, Cheeseburger." A poor choice in name for a place that has wonderful specials at very reasonable prices. The Vancouver, BC owner, Brian, was just one of several misplaced northwesterners we ran into down there. I tried to find Ken Strege with no success. I kept running into people who have lived there several years, but no one seemed to know him. I wondered if Dennis Strege ('7l) might be related. Lover's Beach is truly a great beach, as is Divorce Beach with it's spectacular waves. While I didn't get to see very many whales, I only saw a few even in Magdelena Bay when we went out with local fishermen, we really had a great time in Puente Los Carlos. (We had our 2nd greatest fish dinner ever cooked by the lovely chef at Hotel Alcatraz in that little quaint town.) So thank you so much for sharing all your tips with me. I'm only sorry I couldn't put them all into practice. I kept thinking of Gail Dunn Sutton's ('62) husband, Max Sutton's ('57) comment that he has seen more whales when he went out on fishing boats than she has on whale watching trips. And true to that, I saw the most whales when we went out on a fishing boat one day and had the ride of our lives on that little boat. Adios, -Helen Cross Kirk ('62) ~ Back home in West Harrison, IN where it's been cold. We had to shovel our driveway to get our car off the street when we got home last night. Ordinarily, I'd be pleased it's been above freezing, but after the balmy 70s and 80s of Baja, it felt quite cold to me here today. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jean Armstrong Reynolds ('64) Re: Phoenix's Second Luncheon pictures - 2/15/03 Those that attended were: Jean Armstrong Reynolds ('64), Stacy Batson ('93) Carol Williams Batson ('56), Bill Smith ('55) Jerry Boyd ('52), Patsy McGregor Boyd ('54) Bob Nicholson ('56), Linda Stewart Nicholson ('57) Bill Terry (spouse), Charlotte Carlson Terry ('52) Paul Phillips ('49), Kathy Phillips (spouse) Judy Pearson Parker ('54) Thank you all for coming. The next one will be in May. -Jean Armstrong Reynolds ('64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda Reining ('64) To: Bob Harman ('51) Re: Bowery Boys Are you thinking of Huntz Hall and Leo Gorcery? I remember watching them on Saturday mornings, too. I can also find them on TCM and just watched a movie with them in it a few weeks ago: "Angels with Dirty Faces" with James Cagney and Pat O'Brien. They also made movies under the title, "Dead-end Kids". They even made a movie with Humphrey Bogart. You can find lots of "oldies, but goodies" on TCM. *GRIN* -Linda Reining ('64) ~ we've been getting rain in Bakersfield, CA and also in the mountain areas around us. ******************************************** ******************************************** Guestbook from Richland Washington Flood of 1948 >>From: William C Haverty Referred By: Just Surfed In City/Country: Rochester Hills, MI Comments: Was born in Richland Oct 1948, lived there until the family moved on in 1960 -William C. Haverty ******************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Funeral Notice scanned from the TCHerald by Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) >>Melva May "Mel" Moore ('??) ~ 10/22/42 - 02/21/03 *************************************** *************************************** That's it for the month. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` January, 2003 ~~~ March, 2003