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 Alumni Sandstorm Archive ~ April, 2003
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16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 ******************************************** ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/01/03 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Susan Erickson ('59), Patti Jones ('60) Rick Maddy ('67), Jim Bixler ('72) Kathy Hodgson ('76) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ed Mitchell ('69) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Susan Erickson Kuntz ('59) A reminder of our great get together in North Central Washington! North Central Washington Bomber Luncheon DATE: Sunday, April 6, 2003 TIME: 11:00 (time to gather) 12:00 (time to order - breakfast and lunch menus) WHERE: Campbell's Resort on Lake Chelan Campbell's House Cafe, 104 W. Woodin, Chelan, WA RSVP by: Thurs., April 3 -Susan Erickson Kuntz ('59) ~ East Wenatchee - where it's nice to be home again, esp., since I damaged the front of my car! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) Re: Puget Sound Area/Fife Luncheon To: All Bombers Puget Sound Area/Fife Luncheon The Bomber Babes and Dudes Please make reservations by Friday April 11, 2003 DATE: April 13, 2003 COFFEE TIME: 11:30am LUNCH TIME: 12:30pm WHERE: Fife Bar and Grill In between Goodyear Tire and Day's Inn PHONE: (253) 922-9555 ADDRESS: 3025 Pacific Hwy E., Fife, WA I-5 North: Exit 136 B (Port of Tacoma) I-5 South: Exit 136 Turn left on Pacific Hwy. E. PRICE: Price range $10.00 - $14.50 includes drink and tip All Bomber Spouses and Friends are welcome! There is always room for the last minute Bombers who do not make reservations. Bombers Have Fun -Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) ~ Browns Point, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Rick Maddy ('67) Re: Sherri Daugherty Cooper ('67) - in 3/31 Sandstorm: "My girlfriend, Katherine, the Commander in the Navy... (a doctor) has been in Kuwait for over two months now. I ... received a letter ... We are sending over 100 pairs of women's underwear ... they need clean panties... what a luxury!..." To: Sherri Daugherty Cooper ('67) Hi Sherri Please tell your doctor friend not to let those Marines get close to those panties because they will most certainly use them to clean their rifles. -Rick Maddy ('67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jim Bixler ('7) Re: Upcoming Richland School Bond Vote To: Jenny Smart Page ('87) Thanks for the info and support of the Richland School Bond. Continue to spread the word. To: Richland Residents Simple request - check out the Richland School bond info and then make sure you vote - real soon for absentee ballots and April 22 at the polls. If you check out the info, I'm sure you'll get behind the kids and vote Yes. Thanks. Jim & Sharon Greer Bixler (both class '72) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Kathy Hodgson Lucas ('76) Hi Maren, I have only seen one mention of a link to the war- related site. Is this something you might want to put in the Sandstorm on occasion as new entries are added? Thank you for all your work!! -Kathy Hodgson Lucas ('76) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [No, it's really not... here it is: War Related stuff] ******************************************** ******************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/02/03 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 8 Bombers sent stuff: Dick McCoy (45, '46, & '02), Jeanie Hutchins ('62) David Rivers ('65), Sharon Popp ('67) Zorba Manolopoulos (91), 3 Lytle kids ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dick McCoy ('45, '46, and '02) Re: Back issues I'm back from my brief two week snowbird shot. The snowbirds, including my brother, ('55), sit on the colored rocks in their backyards and admire their cacti. Going nuts, I couldn't stay any longer. Phoenix is crazy. You can't sell a house there, but they are building new ones in gobs. They are now halfway to Quartzite. Soon there will be no Arizona, just a Phoenix. I busily read all my back Sandstorms, and have the following comments: 1. It is good that the politics are excluded from the Sandstorm. Everyone should go back to the 3/22/03 issue and read the entire letter from Art Nelson ('64). It is excellent. having said that, I wish THE SANDBOX was in action. I would love to throw a little sand around. 2. Spudnuts, Spudnuts, everywhere. krispy kremes and Spudnuts are just... donuts. Sorry, Barlow, wherever you are. Pass the ice cream. 3. I was devastated to read of the passing of Dean Canham ('45) We were both born in 1927, and were Classmates, Teammates, Carousemates, etc. He was a class guy. He attended most of the first dozen Club 40 functions, coming up from the Bay area. He would have loved my "graduation" ceremony last year, as he too was without Washington State History. Alas, the numbers of the 'ol Class of '45 are rapidly diminishing. To: AKA Carlson, try to get the above name in the DustStorm obit. Later, Dean -Dick McCoy, from the Tin Can Class of '45 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jeanie Hutchins Simon ('62) Re: Mrs. Alice Mae Eubanks (RIP) My heart was saddened yesterday to learn of Mrs. Alice Eubanks' passing. Mrs. Eubanks was one of my "special" teachers. She was my third grade teacher at Lewis & Clark Elementary. That year I had unexpected, major surgeries ~ was in Children's Hospital in Seattle for a month, keeping me out of school for over three months. You can only imagine how difficult it was to learn shortly before my return, that I would have to go back to second grade. (Mrs. Eubanks and my Mom were both great!) To my surprise and delight, when I nervously walked into Mrs. Pollard's second grade classroom, there sitting in the front row were two smiling faces ~ two of my very dear friends who, while I was away, had also gone back to second grade for their own reasons. By Recess time, life was wonderful again! The following year, I did have Mrs. Eubanks again for the full year. Many years later, I also had my own third grade classroom in Bellevue. I know many of you also have very fond memories of this very caring, lovely lady! My sincere condolences to the Eubanks family. Only a week ago, I sent a letter to Mrs. Lee Clarkson (wife of Lewis & Clark Principal) and asked her to also greet Mrs. Eubanks for me ~ I hope she got my message. Celebrate the gift of each day... -Jeanie Hutchins Simon ('62) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Picture of one of Mrs. Eubanks' classes: There's an obit on the Einan's site at: Alice Mae Eubanks - 9/21/07 - 3/30/03 (RIP) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: David Rivers ('65) Re: Shelley McCoy and the Park Pumps I'm just sitting here waiting for Gary O'Rourke's ('66) Birthday so I can say something that might make Keeney ('65) laugh about the "Stump" and I thought I'd share a little something Heidlebaugh('65) and I did a week or so ago. I have a couple of hot rods that today are called "Rat Rods". It just means they are built to emulate Hot rods from the '40s and '50s. Anyway, I have this '32 pickup with a '34 cab and an old military bed and wanted to do something a little different... When I think of Richland, I often think of filling up at the Park Pumps over by the community house where I'd be greeted with a big smile on the face of our own Shelley McCoy ('63RIP). Not that Shell was the only one that worked there... but it was always Shelley we stopped to see. A lot of the Bonneville cars had the names of gas stations and speed shops on the sides of them back in the day. The old garage trucks were the same... they were used to run and get parts and to tow the bonneville cars to the flats. So I asked Jimmy to put a name on the side of my pickup... It says "McCoy's Park Pumps... 500 Geo. Wash Wy... Richland, Wash... .WH7-3686"... Fun stuff... I'll send a picture and Maren will figure out what to do with it... [McCoy's Park Pumps] P.S. Nina Jones ('65) Happy Birthday on the 22d... And Thanks to Jack Gardner ('61) for reminding me of the horror we all felt who lived right on or near the "line" when we thought of our buds going to a different Jr. High... I remember that horrible thought... I was saved from the experience when we moved from Salem (the "line") and Acacia to Stevens and VanGiesen just before I went into the 6th grade... over there it was strictly Chief Jo country so no trauma involved... Re: Terry Davis (Knox) Chat Some of you have asked about any movies, etc. Terry Davis (Knox) ('65) may have coming up. Well, I say... "ask him yourself!" Terry will have an on line chat this Thursday (the 3d) from 6-9 PM Pacific time. The site for the chat is: He still has his web site if anyone would like to visit it. That can be found at: Well, enjoy. David Rivers ('65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Sharon Popp Wise ('67) To: Gary Christian ('67) I've been trying to reply to your email for 3 days and they keep bouncing back. June sounds great. -Sharon Popp Wise ('67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Zorba Manolopoulos ('91) Re: RHS Alumni Basketball Tournament - 6/21/03 There will be an RHS Alumni Basketball Tournament on June 21st, 2003. The tournament will feature alumni teams from each class year, competing against each other. Could you please announce the RHS Alumni Basketball Tournament in your newsletters, web sites or through your membership? More information can be found at If you have email lists, could you send out an email to announce the event? A possible format: RHS Alumni Basketball Tournament Announcing the 2003 Richland High School Alumni Basketball Tournament on June 21, 2003 at the Richland High School Art Dawald Gymnasium. The tournament will give Bomber Alumni one more opportunity to play on the original gym floor before its replacement. The RHS Alumni Basketball Tournament is open to all graduates of Richland High School who wish to play. For more information go to or contact Zorba Manolopoulos. If you have a suggestion on someone else I should contact please let me know. If you have any questions or concerns, you can contact me directly. Thank you -Zorba Manolopoulos ('91) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Lytle Kids: Denny ('66), Vikki ('69), Jil ('82) We just want to thank those of you that have continued to keep our mother in your prayers. She is still in the hospital and having a very difficult time. We appreciate more than you know ALL the emails, cards and letters that have been coming in from our life long friends in and around the "old" neighborhood. The messages of good hope help more than you know! God bless you all for your continued support. Denny Lytle ('66) Vikki Lytle Kinney ('69) Jil Lytle Smith ('82) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/03/03 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 8 Bombers sent stuff: Dick McCoy ('45, '46, and '02), Dave Brusie ('51) Mike Clowes ('54), John Northover ('59) John Browne, Jr. ('61), Frank Whiteside ('63) Jean Armstrong ('64), Linda Reining ('64) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Garry O'Rourke ('66) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dick McCoy ('45, '46, and '02) Re: Coach Eubanks Question for readers: Was the Teacher Alice Eubanks (RIP) any relation to Coach Eubanks (RIP), the ' 44 football coach? Also I would like to wish a belated St. Paddy's Day to all the Bomber Irish and Wannabees, esp. wannabee Dick Roberts ('49) whose birthday is on that holy day. -Dick McCoy ('45, '46, '02) Bronc, Beaver, Bomber ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dave Brusie ('51) To: LaVerne Osterman Newstrom ('51) We always called Mr. Klekner Colonel Kleckner. Don't know why exactly? P.S. How is that brother of yours getting along? -Dave Brusie ('51) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Dave--LaVerne has FIVE brothers... you must be asking about her twin brother, Larry ('51), right? -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) To: Dick McCoy (whatever class) Already done. Re: My sources tell me that registration for this September's reunion is a little slow. Remember that the Classes of '53 and '58 will be "whooping it up" (as much as they can) at this event. So, if you haven't sent in your registration, please do so; and if you have lost it just log on to Scroll down and click the "2003 Registration Form" link. Then print the form and mail it in along with your income tax refund *LOL*. It's not really that much, and the Shilo Inn is holding the room rate at a reasonable level. Bomber Cheers, -Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) ~ where the monsoons continue in Albany, OR, and there's supposed to be snow in the mountains (can't see 'em 'cause of the low clouds). ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: John Northover ('59) Re: Important Privacy Information - PUBLISHED phone numbers A friend sent this to me, so I put my phone number into links to go to MAPQUEST and/or Yahoo MAPS. [This works for PUBLISHED phone numbers. -Maren] It appears to be primarily a California thing at the moment, because I tried friends numbers in different states and none came up, but friends all over California did come up. It may just be a matter of time before the database covers more area though, so you may want to check periodically if you're not listed at the moment. Please read thoroughly! There is a new feature that makes it possible to type a telephone number into Google's search bar, click the search button, and have a MapQuest/Yahoo Maps page returned as a result. Any person wishing to discover the physical location of a phone number, be it a home or business address, could use this feature to locate physical street address, and receive explicit directions on how to get there from anywhere in the country. One positive use of this feature could be to determine the location of, say, a "PARTY" for whom you may only have a telephone number. On a negative note, this feature could also be used by an angry party to find out where you live. [Make and Stay friends with everyone!!!] Google has made available an option that will allow anyone to remove their telephone number from the database that is linked to the mapping feature. You will first need to check if your number is listed in this manner by attempting a search - entering your full telephone number separated by dashes (e.g., 404-555- 1212). I tried it with my phone number with the following combinations ... [prefix changed to "555" for John' privacy. -Maren] 858 555 9378 and 858 555-9378 and 858-555-9378 and (858) 555-9378 and (858)-555-9378 and (858)-555 9378 and 8585559378 and 858*258*9378 and 858$555&9378 and they all worked. If the number appears in the mapping database, an icon resembling a telephone will appear next to the first or second entry on the results page. Clicking this icon will take you to a page containing a description of the service, and a link to request your number be removed from the database. Many people are unaware of this. I personally, don't want any "Tom, Dick, Harry, Trudy, Cindy or Mary" [Well maybe it would be OK if it were Trudy, Cindy or Mary] having a direct map (and the map IS perfect) to my house just by having my phone number. Go to http:/ type in your phone number. See how accurately the map is [that is] linked to your phone number. -John Northover ('59) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: John Browne, Jr. ('61) Re: 2003 Basketball tourney? TWO 20-minute halves? Oh, mama!.. dyin' on the Dawald floor! (better get a FLEET of Aid cars standing by...) ^..^ -JHBrowne, Jr. ('61) ~ Vashon Island, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Frank Whiteside ('63) Re: New Orleans Bomber lunch postponed Since most people did not respond or are unable to attend a lunch on April 12, we will postpone until the summer when we can possibly get a little more interest. -Frank Whiteside ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jean Armstrong Reynolds ('64) To: Dick McCoy ('45, '46, and '02) Re: No Phoenix I have lived in Goodyear, AZ for almost 20 years now. It was a small town west of Phoenix. We are now connected to the big city. There are condos, houses, apartments, stores, malls, restaurants, gas stations, car dealerships, movie theaters and more continuing to take over our small city. The pollution is unbelievable. This used to be a place for people with respiratory problems to come, as the air was better here. Now it is a place to come to get respiratory problems. It touches my heart each time I read about the passing of a classmate or teacher. Even though I may not respond through email, they are in my prayers to be in a better place of peace and happiness. It is a sad time with world situations but hopefully will change soon. I am in Arkansas visiting my husband who is fighting fires every day. It's amazing how many they have this time of year. They have 5 airplanes that flew all day yesterday and the day before. While hubby is at work, I will get in some bass fishing. :) When I get back in two weeks I will set up the Phoenix luncheon. It will be in May, I just have to pick a date and time. Any suggestions will be appreciated. Stay Safe and may God be with all those that are risking their lives. -Jean Armstrong Reynolds ('64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda Reining ('64) To: David Rivers ('65) Re: Painting on your truck What a cool way to honor memories of Shelley McCoy ('63RIP). I never had the privilege of personally knowing him, but I do remember him as always having a smile or a wave for everyone. I doubt he ever knew a stranger. Thanks for the info on the web site for Terry Davis (Knox) ('65)... one of the good guys from Col-Hi. -Linda Reining ('64) ~ Bakersfield, CA *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/04/03 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 11 Bombers sent stuff: Dick Pierard ('52), Steve Carson ('58) John Adkins ('62), Carol Converse ('64) Linda Reining ('64), Jimmie Adair ('66) Sharon Popp ('67), Kathie Moore ('69) Steve Piippo ('70), Mike Davis ('74) Jenny Smart ('87) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jan Nelson ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Nancy Erlandson Ballard ('67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dick Pierard ('52) Mr. Kleckner was a former army officer, what rank I can't really say (major sticks in my mind). I do vaguely remember him and his wife, who was as tough as nails also, and he had a boy about our age. I would curious to know what happened to him. -Dick Pierard ('52) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Steve Carson ('58) To: John Northover ('59) The tip on is fantastic. I have leads come to me with only a phone number and this tool is really helpful. Thanks. -Steve Carson ('58) ~ Chicago, IL ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: John Adkins ('62) Re: google phone #s / Telephone Data Bases You are correct about google accessing a mapping service - however it has LONG been available in "White Pages" on MSN dot Com. This is nuthing new, just something that has been brought to "ya-alls" attention. -John Adkins ('62) ~ Richland - mmm still breezy - but Asparagus cutting started Tuesday ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Carol Converse Maurer ('64) To: John Northover ('59) I checked out the website for the phone numbers at Google. Ours was in there, but no more. I had them delete it out, but I've noticed that there are several more places that lists phone numbers as well. Did you check any of those out? I join Jean Armstrong Reynolds ('64) in also saying that just because I don't respond to each and every passing of our fellow classmates and teachers, they and their families are in my prayers. -Carol Converse Maurer ('64) ~ Eureka, CA - where we had so much hail yesterday, some people thought we had snow. Burrrr! it's cold out! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda Reining ('64) To: John Northover ('59) Re: Phone numbers My phone number is unlisted, as is my oldest daughter's, but my youngest daughter's phone number was on the site... deleted her number. Thanks for the info. Re: R2K+3 (June 21, 2003) Any idea when info will be on the site for R2K+3... I have gone to the site, but there is nothing there, except the date... any idea how I sign up and where do I send my money for the event? ;) thanks. Re: Live chat with Terry Davis (Knox) ('65) Thanks to David Rivers ('65) for the site... it was interesting to talk to Terry and find out about his newest movie. He is still one of the good guys from Col-Hi. -Linda Reining ('64) ~ Bakersfield, CA - where we are still having the cold wind, but no rain. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jimmie Adair ('66) and Kathie Moore Adair ('69) Wanted to wish Nancy Erlandson Ballard ('67) a Very Happy Birthday on April 4, 2003. She is a True Bomber, through and through. Couldn't ask for a nicer person or a better friend. Happy Birthday Nancy! -Jimmie Adair ('66) and Kathie Moore Adair ('69) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Sharon Popp Wise ('67) To: Gary Christian ('67) We've got to stop meeting like this! Received your 4/2/03 email but my reply bounced back again. -Sharon Popp Wise ('67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Kathie Moore Adair ('69) See entry above from Jimmie Adair ('66) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Steve Piippo ('70) "BIG" Simpson recently passed away and for kids in Richland who played ball on asphalt, concrete, grass, dirt or wood one constant stood the test of time: "BIG" Simpson was watching. Simpson & Jacobs attending a zillion ball games watching kids play. "BIG" Simpson always had a smile on his face enjoying the kids playing ball. Having observed several prestigious Hall of Fame ceremonies from college to high school in other cities and states there has always been a Hall of Fame community supporter of the local athletes recognized for years of attendance & support inducted. "BIG" Simpson is deserving of such Hall of Fame recognition & induction for the many, many years of encouragement, enthusiasm and positive support he provided for a zillion kids, athletes of all ages, playing ball in Richland. At 85 years young Toivo remarked yesterday, "BIG" Simpson had nothing but kind words for me and kids... -Steve Piippo ('70) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Davis ('74) I've seen some mention of favorite teachers... thought I'd add my two bits. 1st grade - Mary Hartman, Jason Lee - took a shy, stuttering kid and made me feel important. 2nd grade - Nina Thomas, Jason Lee - could sing like a bird. Is she still around, anyone know? 5th grade - Walter Ross, Jason Lee - could snap his fingers and make buildings shake! 6th grade - Jim Perryman, Jason Lee - could hit a softball outta sight, became a lifetime friend. We lost him way to soon. Jason Lee Principal - Bill Hinchcliffe - played basketball with us after school - traveled all over the place!!! Chief Jo Jr. High - Doyle Boatman - another old friend, his bark was worse than his bite!!! Chief Jo Jr High - Toivo Piippo - misunderstood by many - just the way he liked it! A classic in every way! Chief Jo Jr High - MaryLou Pearson - a heart of gold. Whatever happened to her? RHS - Fran Rish - into his 60s and he could still knock the hell out of any student!!! Taught me some new words!!! (tee hee) -Mike Davis ('74) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jenny Smart Page ('87) Re: Phone numbers & addresses Verizon's website has had this service for years. They call it a "reverse lookup" or "reverse directory." There's also a published book called a "Polk Directory" that solicitors use. It's basically three phone books, one listing names alphabetically (like a normal phone book), one listing of phone numbers numerically, and one listing by addresses (so that everyone on your block is listed together, neighbor by neighbor). I hate the fact that my (and everyone's!) semi- personal info like this is available to everyone, too. Thanks for the heads up about Google. I'm off to delete myself from their DBs. -Jenny Smart Page ('87) ~ West Richland - where it's so windy, I keep looking for Dorothy & Toto to fly by my window! *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/05/03 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 11 Bombers, 1 TasteeFreeze Collector, and 1 Spudnut Lover today: Dick McCoy ('45, '46, and '02), Ken Ely ('49) Ray Gillette ('49), Barb Isakson ('58) Larry Bishop ('61), Jeanie Hutchins ('62) Linda Reining ('64), David Rivers ('65) Peg Adair ('72), Mike Neidhold ('77) Jamie McDevitt ('81) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ann Pearson Burrows ('50) ******************************************** ******************************************** LUNCHES (in order of appearance) TODAY - Olympia and remember to SPRING FORWARD at 2am on 4/6... 04/06 - NCW (North Central Washington) More information: Click the lunch you want to know about. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dick McCoy ('45, '46, and '02) Re: Colonel Klec To: Dave Brusie ('51) Colonel Kleckner arrived at the hi school just after the war, along with the band teach, Franz or something like that. I don't know if Klekner was a Colonel, but he was a veteran. I do know that no one wanted a morning class with him. He would go home to lunch and return a mellow man. I wonder why? To: Jean Armstrong Reynolds ('64) I remember Goodyear, AZ well. We used to camp at that KOA there years ago. My bro Pat ('55) has a snowbird home in Avondale nearby. -Dick McCoy ('45, '46, and '02) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ken Ely ('49) Mr. Kleckner was an ex-Captain in the Army. When he first started teaching, he wore his uniform with the bars of Capt. He first taught World History, I believe. I was in his class. -Ken Ely ('49) ~ Orangevale, CA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ray Gillette ('49) Re: Classes taught by (Mr.) Kleckner.... I took a class (World History, I think) from him in 1947 (in the Quonset huts to the South of the Col-Hi campus). We, in our feeble attempts at sophomore humor called the class... "Kaptain Kleckner's Koncentration Kamp." That being said, I don't really know that he was a former Captain or Colonel or any other rank. -Ray Gillette '49 Bomber ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Barbara Isakson Rau ('58) Re: Class of '58's Luncheon Class of '58's Luncheon is this Sunday, the 6th of April at 1 o'clock in West Richland Golf Course. Hope to see you there and I heard that Bill Lattin ('58) may be coming. Bomber Cheers, -Barbara Isakson Rau ('58) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Larry Bishop ('61) Re: Richland Classmates I would like to know if there are any Richland (Columbia) grads living in the area of Roanoke, VA. If there are, would you contact me. Thank You -Larry L. Bishop ('61) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jeanie Hutchins Simon ('62) To: Mike Davis ('74) Re: Nina Thomas Your teacher, Nina Thomas, is still as sweet as you remember. She is active and living in Sunnyside, WA. I received a note from her about a month ago and just this week learned that she'd recently been in a car accident and has to give up driving. If you would like her address, please email me. I know she would enjoy hearing from you. -Jeanie Hutchins Simon ('62) ~ Bellingham, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda Reining ('64) Re: Favorite teachers Kindergarten: Mrs. Lane (Marcus Whitman) - had lots of patience with me... I spent most days crying... wanted to be home with my mom. 1st grade: Mrs. Sterling (Marcus Whitman) - she was the typical grandmother-type... had hugs for everyone, which I took full advantage of... still didn't like being away from my mom. 5th grade: Mrs. Schwartz (Spalding) ~ learned a lot from her... always had encouraging words for this insecure kid. 9th grade: Mrs. Claire (Carmichael) - loved having her for Home room... she had way too much patience with all of us who talked way too much in class (still insecure, but talking too much was never a problem.)... she had an entire section of the classroom just for us talkers. I think she figured it was easier to lump us all together than to try to keep us separated! Col-Hi: Mrs. Jensen; Mr. Blankenship; Mrs. Burns (steno teacher); also Mrs. Burns (P.E. teacher). -Linda Reining ('64) ~ Bakersfield, CA - still no rain, but lots of cold wind. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: David Rivers ('65) Re: How Come? I don't know what's wrong with me lately! The other day I wrote about O'Rourke's ('66) Birthday and then when it came, I just spaced it! I had Nancy Ballard's ('67) name sitting here in front of my face to wish her a happy birthday and blew that. Last night... after reminding everyone of Terry Davis' (Knox) ('65) chat... AND after talking to Erin on the phone and promising them I'd call them 20 minutes before chat time, I was EXACTLY 1 hour late... ("are you guys excited?" "Excited... it already started where are you??????")... Two weeks ago, Janine Rightmire Corrado ('65), John ('64) and their kids and family were meeting me for dinner. I showed up a whole week (a whole darned week!) early... I called them and asked them if they got lost in Las Vegas... No... they were still in Seattle!!!!!!! BUT... just a minute ago I asked my paralegal to find me a packet of documents she prepared in February... she had no clue... I described it down to the crinkled corner and the color of the paper... my staff hates me because I can remember all the cases, who is in them, what time we filed our papers in them and who said what to whom in every conversation... But can I remember what I did this morning????? What morning... and who are you again??????????????? -David Rivers ('65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Peg Adair ('72) Re: Big Simpson I didn't know "Big" growing up but I do know when his son, Jim ("Bobo" to me) and I became good friends in the mid-seventies, Big was one of my favorite dads. Jim and I would go eat Mexican food or just hang out. Sometimes when I would go to the Simpson house to pick him up, Big would be sitting out on the porch watching the cars go by. He always met me with a smile, hug, and humor. How much better does that get when going to a friend's house? I felt pretty special around him. From what I know, Bobo, has been very diligent and loyal to his mom and dad--bless his heart. Bobo loved Mexican food--we used to frequent a little place in West Richland and one on Columbia Drive in Kennewick. He'd pour so much hot sauce on his food that sweat would roll down his forehead. Back then I was just a dipper, not a scooper, so he'd get all the salsa he could eat. Those were fun times. Another fun time was on a Halloween night when he wanted me to help him get dressed up for the occasion. He came in with a long trench coat and something I had to help him tape on to his waist that hung down to his knees. Anybody get the picture? Won't go into further detail. Then, he went to the Gaslight as a flasher. I didn't go but I'm sure it was a good time for all. Anyone out there in Bomberville remember the night.. like Jacobs or Cantrell... or get any pictures? Talked to Bobo this evening and there is going to be a celebration of Big's life at the Hampton Inn- starts at 2:00pm. Bobo was making a pot of beans--he was always a good cook like his dad and mom. Bobo doesn't have a computer, however, told him if he takes any crap from my email, it's expected. Love you Big and Bobo -Peg Adair ('72) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Since "Bobo" was working on the beans, I figure the celebration must be today (4/5)?? -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Neidhold ('77) Re: Favorite teachers To: Mike Davis ('74) Thanks for the great list Mike. I am sure your very own name will be on this kind of list someday. I have a list of my own... Spalding Elem: Mrs. Badgett (Kindergarten)... I still take a nap and have cookies every day. Carmichael Junior High: Mr. Arnold... gave me a "hack" in wood shop... I thought it was a joke, but he smacked me so hard that my eyes watered for about 5 minutes... all the while he was laughing at me so hard he was crying! Carmichael Junior High: Mrs. Boatman... I think she might still be mad at me for not shutting up when I was told to... she even finked me out to my dad because I would not shut up. Carmichael Junior High: Mr. Jetton (Math)... finally taught me how to do fractions! Richland High School: Jim Harbor (Advanced Biology) I had no business being in that class. Well, actually I did, I wanted to be a little closer to a gal named Connie Glass! Mr. Harbor had it figured out right away and made me feel like a valued member of the class. He will always be my favorite teacher. Every day as I drive to school, I always think of our Advanced Bio class, and how cool Mr. Harbor made each of us feel. Richland High School: Coach Covington: Well, what can you say!!!! So many memories... thank you, coach. I still think that if could have played Walla Walla again, we would win! That field goal is STILL the school record. Richland High School: Jim DeBoard: When I was a sophomore you helped me more than you ever knew. Thank you for all you did for me. and finally Richland High School: Mr. Rish: I still have a chipped tooth from the first day of school as a sophomore. You taught me a thing or two about language. I was NOT the one who shot your car with an arrow during P.E. class. Cameron Mitchell might know a thing or two about who really shot your car!! I am sure I missed a few... just so many great memories as a kid growing up in such a great place, and I have not even mentioned the "Big Pool"... or whiffel ball... little league... Spudnut Shop... Tastee Freez... summer league basketball (outside of course)... colt league games every night... basketball at the Davis court... this list could go on forever!! -Mike Neidhold ('77) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jamie McDevitt ('81) Re: Phone number and addresses I've never had my address published in the phone directory. The only information these services have are my phone number and the town that I live in. As a single female that seemed a safer option at the time (pre internet days) and although my first name doesn't make my gender obvious, I still only list my first and middle initials. Knowing that all these reverse directories exists just reinforce my decision to keep my address unpublished. -Jamie McDevitt ('81) ~ Northboro, MA - where it has snowed for the third time this week and there is a winter storm warning for tonight and tomorrow. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Sharon Shipley Troute Re: Miss Tastee-Freez, America's Sweetheart doll Hi... I was wondering if you are aware of any collectors who collect Tastee-Freez memorabilia... My uncle, Verble Shipley, owned a franchise in the '50s in Toledo and he gave me a doll called "Miss Tastee-Freez, America's sweetheart". I was wondering if I could get in touch with a collector. I have kept the little doll packaged all these years... thought maybe a collector might want to purchase it. I would like to see her in a collector's hands...I've had her for 50 years... I'm not a Bomber... I have lived in Ohio all my life.. never even visited your great state. Thanks... -Sharon Shipley Troute ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Randy Stevens Re: Mr. Spudnut Hi, I am curious to know more about Mr. Spudnut. My grandfather had owned a Mr. Spudnut Shop in Milwaukee, Wisconsin back in the early to mid 1950's. His was located on Green Bay and Port Washington Roads. I was a toddler back then so my memories are very faded and I only have one picture in my possession of him in the shop. What ever information you might have that I might be interested in would be greatly appreciated. -Randy Stevens *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/06/03 ~ SPRING FORWARD at 2am ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 9 Bombers sent stuff: LaVerne Osterman ('51), Sandra Atwater ('51) Dick Pierard ('52), JD Boyd ('55) Lola Heidlebaugh ('60), Leo Webb ('63) Mike Davis ('74), Tracey Horne ('78WB) Mandy Holmes ('97) ******************************************** ******************************************** LUNCHES (in order of appearance) TODAY - NCW (North Central Washington) TODAY - Class of '58 04/12 - Portland/Vancouver More information: Click the lunch you want to know about. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: LaVerne Osterman Newstrom ('51) Re: MR. Kleckner Do any of you remember how he said he graded??? I told all my children that story. I think he was a quite conservative individual. I caught that much... I guess that morning class was my style. -LaVerne Osterman Newstrom ('51) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Sandra Atwater Boyd ('51) and JD Boyd ('55) Re: Bomber Discount We have just completed the purchase of our Lincoln City, OR beach house vacation rental property. This is a five bedroom and three bathrooms located on a low bank, sandy beach in front. The property is managed by Horizon Rentals and you can take a virtual tour of this property on their website which is: Then click on Lincoln City and a listing of places will appear and scroll down to Sea-Escape and click on that and there you go! Horizon phone # is: 1-800-995-2411. If any of you Bombers decide you would to like rent it for a vacation tell them you are a Bomber alumni and you will receive a 10% discount. Don't dilly-dally because there are only three weeks left in June and twelve days in July and two weeks in August. For you gamblers, there is the Chinook Wind Indian casino in town and for the shoppers there is a big factory outlet mall. -Sandra Atwater Boyd ('51) and JD Boyd ('55) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dick Pierard ('52) I see we have an alumna here in the Boston area and she told you about the weather. Well, it snowed again this morning. I was kidding someone yesterday that I was thinking about moving to Alaska. From what I have heard about the Iditarod race, the weather may have been better there. Oh, well, as long as one has lots of good sweaters and a functioning back to move the shovel (we have had 6 feet of snow this winter) it isn't so bad. -Dick Pierard ('52) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: JD Boyd ('55) See entry form Sandra Atwater Boyd ('51) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Lola Heidlebaugh Bowen ('60) Re: Portland/Vancouver Bomber Luncheon DATE: Saturday - April 12 TIME: 11:00 a.m. - ? PLACE: DoubleTree/Columbia River at Jantzen Beach RSVP BY: April 10 so we can be sure to get "our" room. The Brickstone Room is a great place to have a good visit! Bombers from ALL years welcome - Lola Heidlebaugh Bowen ('60) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Leo Webb ('63) Re: Olympia Lunch ~ April 5, 2003 Camera used has a special feature that ages people 30 years. Those in attendance: Kurt and Sherri Ward Johnson ('63), Leo Webb ('63) Fred and Ann Engel Schafer ('63), Joe Ford ('63) Mary Collins Burbage ('63), Mary Horton French ('75) and Ken French -Leo Webb ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Davis ('74) Re: A few more memorable teachers Mrs. LeClair, Kindergarten, Jason Lee - the lady was about 9 feet tall to a five year old. I was a stuttering mess with a speech impediment back then. The lady scared the hell out of me! But once you got to know her she had a heart of gold. Mrs. Hoglen, Third Grade, Jason Lee - she always wanted to know how our little league games came out. She genuinely cared about us! Mr. Hall, Math and Coach, Chief Jo - not given enough credit for the success of RHS basketball teams primarily of the 1970's. The names you hear are Piippo, Juricich, and Dawald. Ray Hall gave countless hours to kids. Mr. Mathews, math, Chief Jo - the man knew his numbers! Mr. Strankman, RHS, PE and Coach - made PE an adventure! Mr. Richards, Shop, Chief Jo - could give a hack that would hurt your grandchildren! Miss Skogen, Algebra, RHS - sweetest lady. She would stay with you until you "got it!" regardless of the time. -Mike Davis ('74) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Tracey Horne Scadden ('78WB) I just read some of the favorite teachers,and would like to name a few of my own... I only went to grade school in Richland... my parents, Gene and Carol Bishop Horne ('57), made us move to Alaska while I was in the 6th grade... such a shock... but we survived!!!!! Here is my list and if any one remembers them please write and let me know... Kindergarten Sacajawea please correct the spelling... Mrs. Smart so kind and loving.. 1st grade same school Mrs. Berkley ~ She was quiet but sweet. 2nd Mrs. Charlton ~ She was strict and I was afraid of her at first, but she had a student teacher named Mrs. Kolmeyer that I worshipped. 3rd Mrs. Corder ~ Ohh I loved her she would take us (some of us) at lunch time and buy us a ice cream cone and we would have to stay crunched down in her car and finish it... I cried and cried when it was her last day of teaching she was ready to have her 1st baby... I even remember going to her house to see her baby... 4th grade ~ I moved to the Marcus Whitman district... hummm didn't like that teacher. 5th grade was ditto only thing is my DAD also had this teacher... I got a hold of a year book the year I would have graduated from there and they had written in the year book something that had taken place in the class room that happened to the teacher I was there that day!!! It was funny to read that. 6th same school ~ This was tough because we were planning on moving I really... liked my teacher then I didn't really apply myself, but he was so patient with me... still flunked me on several assignments, but hey I was in mourning I was moving to Alaska his name was Mr. Hahn... He even wrote me a few times when I moved I will never forget that. Well that takes care of my list. They must have made an impression for me to remember them after ALL these YEARS... -Tracey Horne Scadden ('78WB) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mandy Holmes Taylor ('97) Greetings all Bombers! I thought I'd weigh in on my favorite teachers as well, as I owe much of my love of education to them: Pre-school: My mom, Linda Holmes. She went back to school when I was three years old and took me with her, so I learned to love school before I even went. First grade: Mary Johnson at Badger Mountain Elementary school. Fourth grade: Sharon Piche at Marcus Whitman. She uncovered a love of writing beyond the drudgery of penmanship practice. Fifth grade: Laurie Tuiaea at Marcus Whitman. She introduced me to poetry and my life was never the same. Seventh and eighth grade: Beverly Aiello who was my choir teacher and increased my love for and drive to learn music. Eighth grade: Matt Larson and Frank Flynn. Mr. Larson taught creative writing and helped develop poetry. Mr. Flynn taught history, outdoor life, and life lessons. RHS: Dan Black, choir; Lonnie Pierson, psychology; Paul Staley, biology; Mr. True, pre-calculus, even though I didn't do well in class, he still made it enjoyable and helped me whenever I needed it; Jim Deatherage, Bruce Blizard, Jack Long, English department, they all became my friends outside of the classroom and we are still in touch. Finally, but not least, Gary Wall, government and War and Peace. Many of these teachers fueled my love of learning and continue to inspire me as I pursue higher education. If you have the opportunity to thank a teacher that you've had, or that now teaches your children, take it! It's never too late to say thank you. They will appreciate it more than you know! Take care and keep the faith. -Mandy Holmes Taylor ('97) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/07/03 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 9 Bombers sent stuff: Bill Berlin ('56), Karol Brimhall ('56) Pete Overdahl ('60), Sue Nussbaum ('63) Dennis Hammer ('64), Peg Jones ('67) Brad Upton ('74), Treg Owings ('76) April Miller ('92) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Linda Phillips Olsen ('76) ******************************************** >>From: Bill Berlin ('56) I just can't wait to open the Alumni Sandstorm every morning and I am just amazed at where Bomber Alums are now. What I would like to see is that when Alums send in a message they would include where they live. For me it is interesting to see where "we" all are but the added advantage would be to know where some Bomber Alums are if I am traveling to that location. I would not want to be the "Bomber Alumni from Hell" by calling unannounced, but it might be fun to make contacts all around the US of A. How about including where you are with your message? Don't forget the US Coast Guard when you think of those protecting us. There are around 300 "Coasties" in the Iraq war theater, mostly protecting ships and oil platforms but 24/7/365 the USCG leads our Home Defense team in our harbors and seaports. Long hours, cramped space and not a lot of fun, but the men and women of the USCG are our domestic "front line" as well as being in the combat zone. Think of them too in your prayers. Semper Paradus... Always Ready! -Bill Berlin ('56) USCGR [retired] ~ in Seattle's Magnolia District. Some sun, some rain and 53. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Karol Brimhall Smith ('56) So many Bombers have written in to mention Mr. Kleckner... I didn't have the pleasure, but I wonder if there is any connection to the Mrs. Kleckner I had who came to teach music once a week in 3rd grade at Lewis & Clark. Her first name is lost to memory. Does anyone know? She introduced me to classical composers, for which I have always been grateful. Other favorite teachers from there were Deborah Damon (3rd grade home room) who drove from Prosser to Richland every day, which was no small feat back in the 1940s. And Mrs. Brinkman, 5th grade. At Carmichael, Mrs. Baudendistal and Mrs. Leola Black, my 8th and 9th grade Home Room teachers, Carole Lusebrink for Home Ec, and Naomi Buescher for Geometry at Col-Hi. We won't mention the unnamed algebra teacher at Carmichael who apparently had no answers, and responded "Don't worry about it, it will all come out in the wash" to every question. Algebra is still a mystery! -Karol Brimhall Smith ('56) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Pete Overdahl ('60) Re: 1946 Birthday Party Recently I found a news paper clipping with old photos. I assume the photo story was in the Tri-City Herald. "Have Gay Time at Birthday Party". This was a birthday party for a Jerry Martin who attended Richland schools. Twenty Four friends were at Jerry's 7th birthday. Several of the friends in the photo graduated with my brother Jim Overdahl ('57RIP). Those in the photo were Caren Pierson, Mary Lou DeMyer, Bobby Hilling, Terry Frederick, Judy Pierson, Gloria Hayes, Jerry K. Miller, Jimmy Page, Bobbie J. Dyess, Norman Gillette, Bobby Frederick, Brent Borup, Larry McKenzie, Kenneth Jones, James Overdahl, Michael McLauglin, Judy DeMyer, Marv Lou Lodge, JeNeal Martin, Austin Dyess, Aldwin Jenkins, Billy Johnson, Jimmy Smith and Leo Bernier. You can view the photo at the URL above. I will also include a advertisement for "Basketball Col_Hi Bombers Vs Toppenish, Saturday Night - Dec. 14 "Babes" Play at 7:30, Admission -- Adults .75c Children 30c" I think this was in 1946. [We didn't get this picture, Pete! -Maren] I also located pictures of my brother and teammates on different youth teams, like HAMTC, PALS, and the FLYING A. I hope the pictures are clear enough to view. -Pete Overdahl ('60) ~ Other then some wind, the Spring Time is with us as you all remember here in the Bomber City, Richland. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Susan Nussbaum Reeb ('63) Re: Favorite Teacher Although I was blessed with many fine teachers during my school years, my most special teacher was Mrs. Laney, 4th-grade teacher at Jason Lee. Mrs. Laney was a lovely lady and provided lots of patience and encouragement to her young students. She always made time to find out how we were doing--both at school and in our personal lives. She cared about us even after we had moved on to upper grades. She set a fine example for us to follow, and I'm still remembering her all these years later. -Susan Nussbaum Reeb ('63) ~ Boise, ID - where it has snowed on the hyacinths, daffodils, and tulips each of the last four days ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dennis Hammer ('64) Re: Trivia/Richland Street Names/Civil War Saw the movie "Gods and Generals" few weeks ago. Although I thought Robert Duvall was much better as Robert E. Lee, I really did not much care for the movie. I liked the previous movie "Gettysburg," so I got watched it again. To me one of several characters that stood out was General Armistead. He was the Confederate General who was good friends with Union General Hancock. He lead his brigade as part of Pickett's charge up Cemetery Ridge which was being defended by his friend Gen. Hancock. He was the one who put his hat on his sword and one of the few who actually made it across the stone wall before being mortally wounded. I wanted to know if there was any relationship between him and our Armistead street in Richland. I did a little net surfing and found out that he was the son of the Walter Keith Armistead that our Richland street is named after. Also, his uncle was in command of Fort McHenry during the British attack in the War of 1812 that inspired Francis Scott Key to write "The Star- Spangled Banner," as was mentioned in the movie. -Dennis Hammer ('64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Peg Jones Snow ('67) I know I have seen entries from a Bomber that lives in the UK, maybe even London, at least twice before. I would really appreciate it if the Bomber alumni in London, or anyone else, could tell me of a good Hotel or B&B in London. I am going to London, and Manchester, next month to visit my daughter who has spent this last school year (her senior year) at the University of Manchester through the Education Abroad Program. This has been a great experience for her... she has made several good friends and traveled to Paris, Amsterdam, and all over England. I recommend this program to any parent with a student considering it. I have spent several hours on-line looking for a hotel but have been a bit overwhelmed by the variety and the differences between American and British hotels. For instance, a private bath is considered an 'amenity' and listed as such. Also the rooms seem to come with either a full bed or two twins... never two fulls. I need to make some reservations fast so any Bomber recommendations would be very welcome. To: Rick Maddy's ('67) Re: Marine rifle cleaning 'supplies'. I asked Ron [Snow ('67)] if this were true and he speculated that it probably was indeed true. Rick, come and visit us in New Mexico sometime... Regards to all, -Peg Jones Snow ('67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Brad Upton ('74) I wanted to belatedly thank all the Bombers who came to my shows last week in Reno. We had Bombers there 4 nights in a row. It was fun meeting all those new faces. If anyone's planning a trip, I'll be in Vegas July 7-13th. Maybe I'll go walk barefoot on the Las Vegas strip in July and let it remind me of those endless summer days when I could actually tolerate extreme temperatures on the bottoms of my feet. I'm leaving tonight on a red-eye to Miami for a 7-day Caribbean cruise... I never knew that a Richland High diploma would lead to such good employment! -Brad Upton ('74) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Treg Owings ('76) Re: Favorite Teachers by Mike Davis ('74) After seeing Mike's list I thought I would add some of my favorites. Half of my teachers I can't remember. I can't believe Mike can. I think he had a cheat aid for the real early ones. I will always remember Mr. Anderson in 6th grade at Spalding. He started my interest in Math. Mr. Russell and Mr. Mathews for Intro to Algebra and Geometry. Always kept a hard subject interesting. Mr. Gentle and Miss Skogen for continuing my interest in Math. Mrs. Boswell [Norma Loescher Boswell ('53)] for homeroom. Miss Patti McLaughlin [Patti McLaughlin Cleavinger ('65)] for reading my poems and making nice comments. Oh yeah, and for wearing those short dresses to class. The year of the short skirt! Mr. Prichett and Mr. Harbour for giving me an interest in science. I actually use some of that biology stuff in my job now! Mr. Rodgers and Mrs. Payson for letting us have some fun in band. Well, it was fun for us and maybe "letting us have fun" is going a little far. And last, but not least, for Jerry Labrecque. I once watched him face down two large guys who were fighting at one of the games. He also allowed our class to have a moment for prayer for a group who had gone down in a small plane. He had nerve and a heart. I know there were others. I had a great opportunity for an education. I even took advantage of part of it. -Treg Owings ('76) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: April Miller ('92) Re: Favorite Teachers I have several favorite teachers but I would say my most inspirational would have to be Mrs. Aiello. I was in her choir class during Jr. High at Carmichael and I distinctively remember her encouraging and pushing me to be a soprano instead of an alto which I thought I was. I now LOVE to sing and sing karaoke 3-4 times a week. I challenge myself with harder songs and am more confident than ever before. I was recently asked to perform for a variety show for the public in Spokane and I would like to thank Mrs. Aiello for her patience, encouragement and positive attitude... without her none of this would have been possible. -April Miller ('92) ~ Spokane - where Mother Nature is confused and still thinks it's Winter! (Yes, we had snow!!!!!) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/08/03 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 9 Bombers sent stuff: Gene Hall ('48), Marilynn Working ('54) Helen Cross ('62), Terry Tate ('62) Maren Smyth ('63 & '64), Art Nelson ('64) Tedd Cadd ('66), Marcia Wade ('67) Cecily Riccobuono ('77) ******************************************** ******************************************** ANNOUNCEMENT: R2K+3 GATHERING - June 21, 2003 - 6pm WHERE: Red Lion Courtyard BUFFET: $20.00 per person ($25.00 at the door) Make check payable to: R2K+3 Send to: 2102 Tinkle, Richland, WA 99352 PRE-REGISTRATION DEADLINE: June 14th. Please include NAME and CLASS YEAR for name tags... All are welcome whether you eat or not... Donations accepted. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gene Hall ('48) I remember Captain Kleckner very well. He lived in Black Court across Thayer Drive from my house. I was a member of a very disruptive class of Washington State History. We lost two permanent teachers and seems like four temporary teachers as well. No one wanted to teach the class. Then came Captain Kleckner. He wore his uniform, claiming he was recently discharged but still on leave and had to wear it until his time was out. He quickly picked out the most disruptive member of the group and made him stand in front of the class with his nose in a circle on the blackboard, with the treat of the principal's office if he wouldn't. That cured the problem. The last half of the year he taught us World History. -Gene Hall ('48 Beaver-Bomber) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Marilynn Working Highstreet ('54) To: Bill Berlin ('56) You are so right about remembering the Coast Guard in your prayers. They are the "oldest" branch of the service, and I have a husband to prove it!! grin. He is retired CWO4, and I have learned so much about this bunch of people. Women and men. I tease him about volunteering to go again, but he has convinced me that he is too old!! He's not a Bomber, but graduated in California in '58. I am holding my breath until May 15th to see if my grandson will be activated from the Army Reserves. Let's pray that this war ends soon and families get their loved ones back. If anyone is interested in writing to a serviceman or woman, call Dawn Rae, the lady who put up all of the flags in the yard of the church in Kennewick. She has a lot of names of service people to send care packages to or write to. She said I could give out her phone #....627-6337. Last I talked to her, she had put out 120 flags for military people in the Tri-Cities. Adopt one of them!!!! I look forward to lunch with the '54 bunch on April 18th at Granny's in Kennewick. -Marilynn Working Highstreet ('54) ~ Kennewick, WA where it will be 75 tomorrow (Tuesday 4-8-03).. Whippeeee ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) Greetings from (of all places) my brother's house in Kennewick. We had a great time at Warren's grandmother's 100th in Brewster and spent some other days there, then finally I got a quick hour in with the tulips, then scooted down to see WSU friends in Issaquah and West Seattle. Then we left the rain and got to the sunny other side of the pass when we made great time to see my Mom again. Today I'll get to visit her again and my 86 year old uncle (Bobby ('62), Allan ('59), and Carol's ('64) dad), and I have a 93-year-old friend in Richland: Lorraine Riggs who is Nancy Riggs' ('51) mother. And I'll go see my across-the-street neighbor for years on Olympia, Elsie Walker who is Susan ('64), Harry ('67), Jim ('71), and Ed ('76) Walker's mother. I missed seeing my brother and family as they are off skiing in Schweitzer Basin making the most of the last of the snow. -Helen Cross Kirk ('62) ~ Greetings from a great place: The Tri-Cities where I went down to Columbia Park and walked along the river last night. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Terry Tate ('62) To: Dennis Hammer ('64) For your treasure chest of worthless knowledge: General Armistead is also famous for one other thing. Both Generals Hancock and Armistead were members of the Masons. After the Civil War the Masons erected a statue depicting General Hancock, who was wounded early on in Pickett's Charge, holding General Armistead's dying body. Historically, its way off because, as he vowed, General Armistead never came fact-to-face with his old comrade General Hancock on the battlefield. By the time the Confederate forces reached the fenceline Hancock had been moved to the rear because of his wounds. Also, you may remember the scene in the movie where Armistead asked General Longstreet to see to it that Hancock's wife, Almira, got his Bible if anything happened to him. Longstreet delivered the Bible to Almira Hancock after the war. The story goes that she was reading it when she died many years later. Just another sad story from a war that had a lot of them. -Terry Tate ('62) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Maren Smyth ('63 and '64) To: Vicki Berndt Please contact me. I have a check from you and can't figure out who you are so I can give you credit. Bomber cheers, Maren Smyth ('63 & '64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Art Nelson ('64) Re: Dennis Hammer's ('64) question re: street names My dad was a Richland city engineer from 1946 to about 1955. He had some fascinating stories about the development of the city. The streets of the "original" city were all named after deceased military engineers. I remember there was an alphabetical order to the layout. They eventually came to a street with no deceased engineers having the correct name. In jest, they shot a live one with a fitting name, declared him dead, and used his name. If memory serves me right, it was Potter. There was quite a discussion on this subject a couple of years ago. Worth a look back through old Sandstorms. -Art Nelson ('64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Tedd Cadd ('66) Re: Coasties in Iraq To: Bill Berlin ('56) and others... The US Coast Guard Reserve (USCGR) has a number of special Port Security Units (PSU) specifically trained to provide war-time Port Security in foreign waters during such conflicts. We had units in the first Gulf War and several there now. I retired just before the 9/11 events and have wished several times that I could have taken part in the missions the USCG has taken on since then. When I last visited my unit in Portland, OR, I discovered that all the people who worked for me there in the Reserve forces are now on Active Duty either there or in Iraq or Alaska. If you look at the level of commitment in the various forces (Reserves called to Active Duty), you see that the USCGR has almost 4,000 people recalled. According to the USCGR website, 4 PSUs and others from the 5th Coast Guard District have been activated for the Iraqi situation. That would be at least 600 people. Last I knew, the USCGR had a little over 8,000 people, all of which were needed in supporting the USCG mission. Reserve Units except for PSUs were disbanded and the Reservists assigned to the Active Duty Commands several years ago. Having so many (4,000 out of 8,000) of our people called to that theater and on Active Duty supporting Homeland Security severely depletes the number of Reservists available for day-to-day missions here in the US. I served on Active Duty in the US Air Force for almost 7 years (a tour in Vietnam and Thailand) in Photo Intelligence units. I enjoyed my Air Force time but it has been a great privilege to serve my country in the USCG. It has done so much with so little. It is one of the best I know. Semper Paratus! -Tedd Cadd, LCDR USCGR (Retired) ('66) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Marcia Wade Hausenbuiller ('67) Re: The Chelan Lunch pictures Thanks, I thought it was great to see 30 years worth of Bombers gathered together in one place at one time, enjoying themselves! From '48 to '78! Cool! {Gene Hall ('48) sent 5 more pictures today. -Maren] Re: Favorite Teachers I guess I'll have to add my bit about favorite teachers. ~Kay Klauser in 3rd grade at Lewis and Clark; we all thought she was beautiful, and she made class fun! ~Jim Harbour at Col Hi. I think I may have had him for Bio as well as Physiology. His teaching style was unique, and it was perfect for me. ~Mr. Boswell for English at Col Hi--he really made me think. ~And there was a neat little lady for Geometry who's name I can't dredge up--seems like it was Miss Johnson- -She's probably the only Math teacher I ever had who was able to explain the subject to me so it made some sort of sense! Thank you to all of them, even the ones who were NOT my favorites! -Marcia Wade Hausenbuiller ('67) ~ beautiful downtown Richland - where it seems awfully cold to be Spring Vacation week! (I seem to remember that being the week when I started working on my tan for summer in the olden days!) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Cecily Riccobuono McClanahan ('77) Re: Favorite Teachers Mrs. Downing, fourth grade at Marcus Whitman. I can remember being terrified when I found out that she was going to be my teacher. I had heard from others before me that she was mean. They couldn't have been farther from the truth. She was stern, but never mean. Mrs. Downing was the one teacher that I remember having a true concern for her students not only on an academic level, but a personal one as well. She would start out each morning by just saying hello to the class, and telling us how glad she was to see us there that day. She would talk about her family, etc. She would then give the class an opportunity to speak, and share if they wanted. The first hour of class would be spent just talking. Before we knew it, it was recess time. She always used these fancy writing pens. One student asked where she got them, and if she could get her one. A couple days later, she had a pen for all of us. Mrs. Downing was also highly allergic to the sun, but it never stopped her from taking us outside for class on a beautiful spring day. She would just take her parasol so she had some shade. She ended the year by having the entire class over to her house for a barbecue, and it was the best time ever. I wonder now if she is still with us. I hope so. Anyway, she made a lasting impression on me. Mrs. Downing, if I forgot to thank you for being a wonderful teacher, forgive me. I'm glad I have a chance to do so now. -Cecily Riccobuono McClanahan ('77) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/09/03 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 13 Bombers and 2 funeral notices today: Roberta Hill ('49), Mike Clowes ('54), Roger L. Myers ('55) Susan Erickson ('59), Patti Jones ('60), Judy Willox ('61) Jim Hamilton ('63), Deedee Willox ('64), Gary Behymer ('64) Jean Armstrong ('64), Kathy Hoff ('64), Lonnie (Tom) Coleman ('66) Betti Avant ('69) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Tere Smyth Wilson ('65WB) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Cathy Weihermiller Fyall ('66) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Roberta Hill Karcher ('49) Re: Las Vegas Lunch It's that time again. The Las Vegas luncheon will be at the Timbers on Flamingo and Durango on May 3rd at 12:00 noon. Thanks, -Roberta Hill Karcher ('49) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) To: Art Nelson ('64) Your story on how Putnam Street got its name is reminiscent of a story that was told when I was working for G.E. G.E. was proud of its safety record of many, many days with out a "lost-time" accident. Well, one day a maintenance worker fell off the roof of the 700 building (headquarter in downtown). As he passed a window on the second floor, an alert member of management got his name and payroll number; and as he passed the first floor, he was handed his final check and termination papers. When he hit the ground, he was no longer employed, and G.E. made it thorough another day without a "lost-time" accident. Bomber Cheers, -Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) ~ the monsoons are due back any day now, and there appears to be snow in the mountains. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Roger L. Myers ('55) I love reading the entries each day - it is the first thing I look at in the morning. I have enjoyed reading about the "favorite teachers". Many of them I remember fondly. One writer mentioned an Algebra teacher that used to say - "it'll all come out in the wash". I believe that was Mr. Roland Jantz. He was the first teacher to encourage me to become a math teacher (which I did). While it is really fun to read about these educators, I might suggest that you take a moment and write the teacher personally or give them a call. Nothing thrills a teacher more than to hear from a former student. I am still teaching (after 41 years) and still enjoy the "moment" when the "light comes on" and a student understands a concept. Re: WSU vs. Notre Dame tickets I would like to appeal to any Bombers that are also WSU grads. I am planning a trip for my wife and three children and their spouses to South Bend, Indiana for the WSU-Notre Dame football game. My son and my wife are both WSU graduates so I thought it would be a good family outing. I understand that tickets are made available on a "priority" basis, but I do not have a "priority". If any Bomber/WSU grad can get tickets for the game, I would love to purchase them for from you. I understand that the priority list will be out in early May, so I will hopefully repeat this message at that time. I need seven (7) tickets, so any help at all I can receive would be appreciated. HAVE FUN! -Roger L. Myers ('55)~ enjoying life on Camano Island, WA where I watched the Orcas (whales to desert types) play in Saratoga Passage on Sunday as they wend their way north. It was quite a sight. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Susan Erickson Kuntz ('59) Re: North Central Washington Bomber Luncheon The NCW lunch group had a great time reminiscing about old neighborhoods, Du Pont and what people are doing now. Campbell's at Lake Chelan was a great spot to gather. Bob Chiles ('58) & his wife, Suzie Gunderson Chiles ('60) came from Omak; Burt Pierard ('59) came from Richland; Gordy Edgar ('78) came from Waterville; Gene Hall ('48) and his wife Betty Ann, Brent Van Reenan ('67), and I came from Wenatchee; and Abby's 'Oma', Maren Smyth ('63 & '64) putted in, too. Burt filled us in on Club 40 and the classes getting together at that time and Gordy brought his 'Bleacher Bum' T-shirt (that was about as holey as it could be) and a visor hat he got back east with a bomber airplane and BOMBERS inscribed on it. Cool! Of course, with a little prodding, Maren filled us in on her wonderful and exciting trip to New Orleans and all the bumps along the way. Our next luncheon will probably be in another 6 months. Bomber Cheers, -Susan Erickson Kuntz ('59) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) Re: Puget Sound (Seattle) Area Luncheon in Fife, WA To: All Bombers The Bomber Babes and Dudes Please make reservations by Friday April 11, 2003 DATE: Sunday, April 13, 2003 COFFEE TIME: 11:30am LUNCH TIME: 12:30pm WHERE: Fife Bar and Grill In between Goodyear Tire and Day's Inn PHONE: (253) 922-9555 ADDRESS: 3025 Pacific Hwy E., Fife, WA I-5 North: Exit 136 B (Port of Tacoma) I-5 South: Exit 136 Turn left on Pacific Hwy. E. PRICE: Price range $10.00 - $14.50 includes drink and tip All Bomber Spouses and Friends are welcome! There is always room for the last minute Bombers who do not make reservations. Bombers Have Fun -Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) ~ Browns Point, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Judy Willox Hodge ('61) My computer is on the blink and I won't have it back until Friday 4/11. I went to the library and used a computer there, but for some reason, I lost most of my inbound emails this week. If you have sent me an email, you might want to try again on Friday. -Judy Willox Hodge ('61) ~ Richland, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jim Hamilton ('63) Lots of folks have been chronicling their favorite teachers. I too have my favorites. The teachers at Lewis & Clark, were more like relatives or neighbors. You saw them at the store, at church and you played with their children. If you got sideways with one of them, you were on your own. You knew which side your folks were going to take, it was the '50s. When I got to Col-Hi, two teachers really stick out in my memory. Tom Knudsen was the guy who first showed me there was art and beauty in everything. Frost on a tumbleweed, some 30 weight on a puddle back behind the auto shop or those stretching-forever cirrus clouds that we dont often see in Seattle. He also had the ability to slather on layer after layer of irreverence, like oils from his pallet. He was an early Dennis Miller, but also one hell of an artist. I have some of his work that I treasure and enjoy daily. Im very fortunate to still have him for a friend and correspondent, Hes the best, and having never thrown anything away, I have the copy of "Catcher in the Rye" that he recommended. As a Junior, I had Mrs. Boswell [Norma Loescher Boswell ('63)] for English. While I must have skipped the week we covered commas and colons, she was the first teacher I ever had who really encouraged me to read for pleasure. Ogden Nash, James Thurber, Mark Twain and James Fenimore Cooper were introduced by her and they are still my friends. In a conversation I can recall to this day, she suggested that I read a magazine article by Groucho Marx. As I write, there are two books about Groucho beside my bed. Rob Hills ('63) mother was the first to tell me there were more than cartoons in the New Yorker, Mrs. Boswell gave me the goose to read the articles. I once gave an oral book report on "The Amboy Dukes" without a lot of heartburn from her. Hey, a book is a book. I've read an awful lot because of her, and I thank her for her support. jimbeaux -Jim Hamilton ('63) ~ Kirkland, WA - where I'm hoping Geraldo will come to cover my personal war with Home Depot. What a bunch of Morons. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Deedee Willox Loiseau ('64) Re: Connie Boehning Nicholson ('64RIP) I received a call from Jean Armstrong Reynolds ('64). She called to tell me that Connie went to be with the Lord on Monday, April 7, 2003, around 9 PM. She was in Sacred Heart Hospital following a heart attack. I had just been to see her around Noon Monday. She had good color, and I really thought she was going to make it, even though she had tubes everywhere and was very tired. I held her hand and prayed with her for her healing and for her family. She has the ultimate healing as she is with the Lord. I will continue to pray for her family. She will be missed! -Deedee Willox Loiseau ('64) ~ Burbank, WA - where I am very sad today. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gary Behymer ('64) Re: The Portland Mercury: Feature (05/17/01) See bottom entry (;-) -Gary Behymer ('64) ~ downtown Colfax, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jean Armstrong Reynolds ('64) It is with great sorrow to tell you that we have lost another classmate. Connie Boehning Nicholson ('64) passed away last night at Sacred Heart Hospital in Spokane. She had a massive heart attack and was taken there a couple of days ago. She seemed to be doing better after the angioplasty and then lost the battle last night [3/7/03]. Please keep the family in your prayers. It's so hard on the ones that are left behind. -Jean Armstrong Reynolds ('64) ~ Hot Springs, Arkansas ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Kathy Hoff Conrad ('64) Connie Boehning Nicholson died on April 7, 2003. Connie was from the class of '64 and married to Max Nicholson also from the class of '64. Our thoughts and prayers are with Connie's family. -Kathy Hoff Conrad ('64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Lonnie "Tom" Coleman ('66) Reading the Marcia Wade Hausenbuiller ('67) article today, April 8, made me a little sad. No Marcia, it's not your fault, you just enabled me to reach down and pick out a part of me that has been hidden for a long while. Reading about Richland in the Spring really makes me go back to '66 when life was full of fun and we were so innocent. I haven't been to Richland since 1968 when I came home from overseas. I often think about God's Country and will return some day from Florida where I now live. People like Donna Thorson Whiteside ('66) & John Zimmer ('66) have brought me back home in spirit. Thank you, guys. I think the nostalgia comes from feelings generated by the war in Iraq. I can't help but feel love for every man and woman serving their country. Knowing the pain of separation and sacrifice they are enduring, I feel very close to them now. Let's all take a moment, and in our own way give a thanks for their service. One day I will return to Richland; let's pray that one day they will return to the home they love. -Lonnie "Tom" Coleman ('66) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Betti Avant ('69) Re: RHS's own I see RHS's own Dick Cartmell ('73) got to the big dance this year. As I recall he did Kansas and Maryland's semi-final game last year. I never got a look at him however, as I had been on call all weekend and was a bit tired. The local radio station covers KU, so I watched some, listened to some, and then fell asleep. I did wake up to hear the last couple of minutes, though. Congratulations, to you, Dick, you make us alumni proud to say you were a Bomber. -Betti Avant ('69) ~ Goodland, KS - where we got some snow SA-SU-MO, and now tomorrow it may hit 80+ ******************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Funeral Notices (sort of) >>Ronald Dean Snowden ('55) ~ 1937 - 3/27/03 >>Connie Boehning Nicholson ('64) ~ 1946 - 4/7/03 *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/10/03 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 12 Bombers and 1 Colt sent stuff: Kay Fishback ('37), Shirley Watts ('49), Betty Bell ('51) Dorothy Stamper ('54), Jeannine Hughes ('54), Max Sutton ('57) Carol Converse ('64), Deedee Willox ('64), Linda Reining ('64) Peggy Hartnett ('72), Jeanette Haberman ('73), Kim Edgar ('79) Zorba Manolopoulos ('91) ******************************************** ******************************************** LUNCHES (in order of appearance) 04/12 - Portland/Vancouver 04/13 - Seattle More information: Click the lunch you want to know about. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Kay Weir Fishback ('37 Colt) Re: Teachers I read with interest all about your favorite teachers... none of them taught me, but some taught my sons. So let me tell you about the worst one ever... I won't tell you her name but she taught fourth grade at Jason Lee when it was a brand new school. Lily Peterson (whom I did know) was the principal and her son was in my class. Also Mr. Carmichael was one of my teachers... Carmichael Jr. High School is named after him. Anyway back to Miss "M"... We thought she would be a very nice teacher but she turned out to be teaching her first year (in I'd say her forties) and she taught school in that manner. Every other day a note home about Alan. ('61) Finally one to say that he hit a girl and tore her dress and consequently must stay in every noon and recess. I was properly horrified and was planning some retribution for Alan... Alan said that it wasn't him and I asked how come he was staying in if he wasn't guilty and he said he wasn't and told me who was so I said "Let's go and you tell her "You sent the note to the wrong mother'". Alan was reluctant to do this because he didn't want to say to a teacher "you told a lie" but I said you can tell her "you made a mistake" She said "Oh yes. It wasn't you." I said "One more note and I'M going to Mrs Peterson." We got it straightened out... he could eat in the cafeteria AND then I had him come home for lunch and I made sure my son, Roger ('62) had a different teacher. Two years later Miss M called me to ask if I'd ever had "Andrea's eyes checked"... since I had no idea who "Andrea" was, I certainly hadn't. Fortunately there are few like her and many many wonderful dedicated teachers out there. One is my granddaughter teaching first grade in West Richland and one was my brother [Gordie Weir (47)] who taught High School in California... but retired early to take care of his dying wife. Although I loved her dearly I'm sure she died with a cigarette in her mouth. So if you SMOKE QUIT. Didn't mean to get so carried away but it was a terrible year. -Kay Weir Fishback ('37 Colt) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Shirley Watts James ('49) To: Dick McCoy ('45, '46, & '02) and Ken Ely ('49) Yes, it was Captain Kleckner. I was also in his World History class. -Shirley Watts James ('49) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Betty Bell Norton ('51) Re: Richland Senior Association (RSA) Fund Raisers This is a note to all you Richland alumni around the Tri-Cities. The Richland Senior Association (hereafter: RSA) is sponsoring a Spring Bazaar on Saturday, April 12th, from 9:00 - 3:00 in the Richland Community Center. Fifty percent of the net proceeds will go to the Community Center Building Fund. In March the RSA gave Richland High and Hanford High $1,000 each toward their much-needed new band uniforms. On Sunday, March 23rd, the RSA co-sponsored, with the Richland High Band members and parents, a pancake breakfast at the Community Center and were able to donate another $500 to their new uniforms fund. On Sunday, April 27th from 8:00 - 12:00 RSA will co-sponsor a second pancake breakfast at the Community Center with the Hanford Band members and will donate 70% of the net proceeds (hopefully another $500) to the Hanford High uniforms fund. The other 30% goes into the City Scholarship fund to help adults and young people take classes, play sports, etc., but who are unable to afford it. The cost of the breakfast is $4 for pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, juice and coffee. The Hanford band members and booster club are pre- selling tickets, or they may be purchased at the door. It would be wonderful if many of you could/would take in these two fund-raising events. The RSA has also set aside $2,000 toward the Art Dawald gym floor if the current bond issue does not pass. In addition, if you are in a non-profit group and wish to join with the RSA and the city of Richland Parks and Recreation Department for a Sunday morning pancake breakfast as a fund raiser, please contact me and I will give you the name of the person to contact. Hope to see you at these two events!! -Betty Bell Norton ('51) ~ Still in Richland, since 1944! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dorothy Stamper McGhan ('54) To: Roger L. Meyers ('55) Re: Teachers I, too, remember Roland Jantz with fondness. I loved algebra because of his teaching style. I see him around town occasionally and he always remembers me -- even my name -- after all these many years. I even ran into him several years ago at Virginia Mason in Seattle and he knew me. He was also my daughter's math teacher and she too, has taught math for many years. -Dorothy Stamper McGhan ('54) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jeannine Hughes Shaffer ('54) Re: Favorite teacher Lenore Bern was a favorite teacher in 8th grade at John Ball School in North Richland. She was very kind and may me feel very special. -Jeannine Hughes Shaffer ('54) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Max Sutton ('57) My wife Gayle Dunn Sutton ('62) and myself wish to take a minute to announce the birth of our first grandchild, Gabrielle. She was born on the 8th of April in Orlando, FL. We haven't seen her as yet but will be going down next week. I guess I won't have to go far to take her to Disneyland. -Max Sutton ('57) ~ beautiful Renton, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Carol Converse Maurer ('64) Re: Connie Boehning Nicholson ('64RIP) I was soooo saddened to read about Connie. She and I had known each other since we were first in Brownies together. She and I were also roommates when we went to Kinman Business College in Spokane. Connie and Max and my x-husband and I ran around together for years and years. Her family will be in my prayers. -Carol Converse Maurer ('64) ~ Eureka, CA - where it's suppose to start raining for another few days. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Deedee Willox Loiseau ('64) Re: Pictures of Connie circa 1960 -Deedee Willox Loiseau ('64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda Reining ('64) Re: Connie Boehning Nicholson ('64RIP) I was saddened to read of Connie's passing. We had great times at Carmichael, especially in Home room (Mrs. Clair's class). We have lost another good one. :( -Linda Reining ('64) ~ Bakersfield, CA - temps are climbing... it was almost 90 yesterday! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Peggy Hartnett ('72) To: Jim Hamilton ('63) Re: Home Depot Wars Where do we enlist. We were so excited that we were getting a Home Depot (we call it Despot) down here on the AZ-Mex border but alas what a nightmare. Before they opened they lost 2000 job applications, leaving them to hire from some low level bog. The folks at the "Special Orders" desk have the sole purpose in life to see how long it takes to wear you down and drive you insane. My husband is a guy in the trades and was nearly in tears, drawing pictures, pleading in his attempt to describe to the person what he saw in a Tucson Home Depot but which they insisted was not in their product catalogue. In the end I was the one who lost it. It was reminiscent of Shirley McClain in "Terms of Endearment" I got in the face of the girls (and I am using this intentionally) at the desk and demanded that they, "Give him the catalogue!". Centralization and no local control is not necessarily a good thing, We had a local hardware and lumber store for 97 years in Bisbee, yes there were problems, but they did care. They are now closed. -Peggy Hartnett ('72) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jeanette Haberman ('73) To: Gene Hall ('48) You're looking great there, Gene. Makes me reminisce about the goofy Alcoa days of the early 80's. I guess I didn't realize then that you were a Richland grad. I do miss Wenatchee, although Davenport isn't too bad. Take care. -Jeanette Haberman ('73) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Kim Edgar Leeming ('79) Re: Fund raiser Program For anyone interested in fund raiser ideas, might be interested in this program (it's getting pretty popular among schools)... my son's School is looking into it. It's like buying a gift certificate to a store and using however, 1%-25% reward of the purchase will go to your school/church/organization. A friend of mine said, her friend from King's West School in Silverdale, WA, went on Vacation, she only used, Hotels, Gas Stations, Restaurants, etc. that participated in the program. When her Vacation was done, she had accrued $2000 that went to her school. You can also use it for everyday stuff as well, Safeway, Home Depot, KMart, JC Penney are among the few who use it. It's nationwide, so if the school can sell scripts for grandparents, and friends as well and your school will get credit. -Kim Edgar Leeming ('79) ~ Poulsbo WA PS: If anyone does use this program, it would be nice if you'd write in and let everyone know how well it works. :) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Zorba Manolopoulos ('91) For those interested in the RHS Alumni Basketball Tournament, the web site has been updated with more information. -Zorba Manolopoulos ('91) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/11/03 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 8 Bombers 2 funeral notices today: Millie Finch ('54), Karen Cole ('55) Larry Mattingly ('60), Cliff Cunningham ('62) Deedee Willox ('64), John Allen ('66) Brad Wear ('71), Leah Powers Acton ('88) ******************************************** ******************************************** LUNCHES (in order of appearance) 04/12 - Portland/Vancouver 04/13 - Seattle More information: Click the lunch you want to know about. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Millie Finch Gregg ('54) Re: Favorite Teachers Guess I had better add my 2cents here. Yesterday Dorothy Stamper McGhan ('54) commented about Roland Jantz, the very best algebra teacher ever. I had been gone from this area for years, and about 3 years ago I was attending a funeral, and when it was over, he and his wife were right behind me. I said "You look familiar." and he said "You do, too, Millie Finch!" I was so taken back. He is a very kind man, and yes still lives here in Richland. Also my other favorite at Carmichael was Bill Dunton. What an amazing man to get out of us what he did in the way of singing at such an early age. We had great times together. Then in high school, my favorite was Ms. Reddikopp, my typing and shorthand teacher. "Red" was a great teacher and was able to teach so that you got the very best of your potential out. Of course for me, since I was so embedded with the music departments for years, Harley Stell was quite a music teacher and produced some beautiful music through choir, special groups, individual lessons. I wish I could see that happening in the schools today. I love this daily newspaper and thanks Maren for your efforts. See ya at Club 40! -Millie Finch Gregg ('54) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Karen Cole Correll ('55) Re: Ron Snowden ('55RIP) I was saddened to read of the passing of Ron. The class of '55 lost another good one. -Karen Cole Correll ('55) ~ Nine Mile Falls, WA - sunny and warm ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Larry Mattingly ('60) Re: Canada Medication Sometime back there was a discussion about getting prescriptions filled in Canada because they cost less there. According to a Zellars Pharmacist yesterday in Abbottsford, BC they are not allowed to fill prescriptions of US origin. My semi-truck was setting at the border crossing and was next in line so I didn't get a chance to ask other places. The meds are standard Albutarol/asthma inhalers for one of my employees. We are going back to Canada on business in a couple of weeks. Any advice? Reply off net if you like. Re: Fireworks For those of you who like fireworks: Tacoma Rainiers baseball opener at Cheney Stadium Friday the 11th... and Emerald Queen Casino Anniversary Saturday the 12th. Both are full musical productions. The Cheney display will be after the game and I do have about 15 tickets left for the game. Call me at 253-226-6424 during the day on Friday -- on first call basis. The display Saturday night at the Queen is set for 10 PM, but depending on the activity could be a bit later. "Happiness is the sky in bloom" -J Larry Mattingly ('60) ~ In warm, sunny Olympia, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Cliff Cunningham ('62) Re: Home Depot To: Jim Hamilton ('63) I'm wit ya. About a year ago my 10 year old water heater failed so I went to Home Depot to buy a new one and install it. Since I don't trust myself with sweating copper joints I had a plumber do the installation. At exactly one year from the purchase date the new heater failed. By the way the heater had a 12 year warranty. I returned to Home Depot to get a new water heater under the warranty. They said I would have to deal with GE. I contacted GE customer service to attempt to get a warranty replacement heater, they in turn referred me back to Home Depot. Well, you know the rest of the story, a real old fashion run around. I ended up purchasing a Kenmore heater through OSH hardware, which is wholly owned by Sears. I know they back their warranties. I have vowed never to return to Home Depot and never to purchase a GE produce again. The sad thing about Home Depot is they put Home Base out of business which was a good thing in my mind. Home Base offered very little or no customer service and had an attitude. Now Home Depot is acting just like Home Base. -Cliff Cunningham ('62) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Deedee Willox Loiseau ('64) Re: Mrs. Brucey How many of us took piano lessons from Mrs. Brucey? I remember her well. She was a nice lady. My sis (Judy Willox Hodge - '61) and I spent the night at her house once, it was fun. While going through my picture album from the '60s, I came across a picture of her taken in our living room, sitting on our piano bench. I know I read something from her son, but can't remember his name or email address. If he would like to email me, I would be glad to email the pic to him. -Deedee Willox Loiseau ('64) ~ Burbank, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: John Allen ('66) Re: INCOMPETENCE I feel it is exceptionally mean-spirited and not particularly helpful to be referring to some of our brethren who must work for wages as coming from a "low level bog." It is easy to be enlightened as long as one doesn't have to deal with the incompetence that enlightenment often breeds. The truly enlightened person is one who will grin and bear the incompetence, happy in the knowledge that people are nevertheless earning a good wage and that their children will do better as a result.................right? -John Allen ('66) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Brad Wear ('71) To: All Dallas-Ft. Worth area Bombers The high school team I coach, Plano East, has qualified for the State Championship rounds to be held in Euless, TX this weekend. Let me know if you would like to attend and I'll get you in free. Friday 4:45 first game, we're playing Houston's #1 seed. Sat 3:45 2nd game, SouthLake Carroll, 71 game winning streak on the line. Should be some great hockey. -Brad Wear ('71) ~ Sunny, but hail ravaged Richardson, TX ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Leah Powers Acton ('88) Re: Teachers It doesn't seem like we have had many people respond from the '80s. I wish I had a year book so I could spell the teachers' names right. But here goes: Mr. Potter was a great teacher. I had him for biology my freshman year. My Sophomore year I had a friend in the Special Ed program who wanted to take Biology. She wanted to go to cosmetology school after high school and thought this would help. She was told no because of her special circumstances it would take too much of a teacher's time to help her. I went to Mr. Potter and talked to him about this and he said it was fine with him if she took his class. He would give her the extra help she needed and he also stayed after school several nights to help any students who needed it. The school still said no which made me mad. Anyhow, he loved teaching and I loved being there. I actually liked all the science teachers I had at RHS. They were all great!!! -Leah Powers Acton ('88) ******************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Funeral Notice scanned from the TCHerald by Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) >>Rick Edwards ('62) ~ 59 years - 3/30/03 >>Renee Ann Stacy Martin ('76) ~ 7/16/58/ - 4/6/03 *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/12/03 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 9 Bombers sent stuff: Lea Branum ('55), Jerry Martin ('57) Jim Hoff ('57), Patti Jones ('60) Jim Hamilton ('63), Deedee Willox ('64) Linda Reining ('64), Fran Teeple ('68) Sheryl Romsos ('76) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Monita McClellan James ('58) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Aaron Holloway ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sherrie Smithwick Pickard ('68) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Lea Branum Clark ('55) Re: Home Depot The story sounds all too familiar. Every time I have given this store my hard earned money, I have not received any customer respect. I have tried to use the store in Boise several times vowing to NEVER to return. Then a new store opened up in Meridian, Id. So thinking it must be the management in Boise, I will give them another try. Again was disappointed with customer service. Never again will I give them my time or money. Thanks Jim Hamilton ('63) and Cliff Cunningham ('62) for confirming Home Depot reputation. Re: Ron Snowden ('55RIP) My condolences to Ron's family. So sorry to hear of his passing. -Lea Branum Clark ('55) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jerry Martin ('57) To: Pete Overdahl ('60) Hi Pete, I was really surprised to see my [7th birthday picture in the Sandstorm. Your brother, Jim ('57RIP), and I ran around together for a long time until we moved to GWWay. He was a great person and I was also surprised to hear that he had passed away. The picture brought back a flood of memories, all good I might add, times were more fun, peaceful and full of challenges. I would love to know where everyone in that picture is and what they are doing. Seems like another life. 24 kids in one house, I think my mother got her start loving kids at this party. As you know they (my parents) ran the HI-Spot Club for many years and they watched a ton of Richland Bombers grow up, and they were considered part of their family. They would talk about the floats, the Hi-Spot Kings and Queens and all the great times they had working with the kids to build a lasting memory. Thanks, Pete for the fun surprise, next thing I will probably see in the Sandstorm, is when I won the March of Dimes "Ugly Man" Contest ant CBC. One of my greater achievements. -Jerry Martin ('57) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jim Hoff ('57) To: Cliff Cunningham ('62) & Jim Hamilton ('63) Re: Home Depot I have had the opposite experience with Home Depot. I recently did a complete home remodel after gutting a 28 year old house. They did every thing in their power to satisfy me including a very extensive line of credit arranged over the phone with the corporate credit manager who was on an inspection in Edmonton, Alberta. My advice is to get to know the manager and seek his help if you have a problem. I also found they really support their credit card holders and you have another in to problem solving through that division. Of course you need to pay it off monthly or there are high interest charges. Anyway for what it is worth I have done a lot through the Bellevue store and now the Redmond store. Jim Hoff in partly sunny Kirkland where I think we will have full Spring soon. -Jim Hoff ('57) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) Re: Larry Mattingly's ('60) Fireworks Larry wrote in the Sandstorm today that his company would be putting on fireworks at Cheney Stadium April 11th. Busy on the computer tonight I had forgotten about watching them. My computer is placed where I see Commencement Bay in front of my place. A sharp beautiful color of red happened to catch me in the corner of my eye. Immediately there was another beautiful color. Realizing the fireworks we're going off I ran outside to stand on the patio to watch the whole show. Many fireworks we're high up, putting the beautiful colors spreading across the water toward me. Wished I had grabbed the radio to listen to the music that goes with them. I feel so privileged to live in a place where I can watch fireworks five or six times a year. A ten minute drive also takes me to the Emerald Queen to watch Larry's fireworks. Then to be able to come into my home and write the Sandstorm with a report made it even more fun. If you haven't seen Larry's Companies fireworks before, it is worth a drive to see them. Larry has a way of placing the fireworks to go off like I haven't seen from any other company. Then there is always the big explosions at the end with numerous fireworks going off at the same time. I would rather the fireworks spread out over more time than so many at once, but I have been told that I am outvoted. Thanks, Larry! Please tell everyone in your company thanks also. -Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) ~ Browns Point, WA - where spring is finally here. My hands are feeling it planting over 40 packages of seeds. The miliary flies over my home all the time. I'm planting lots of Sunflowers so by about August this place will glow with Yellow in thanks to our Military. It will also help if I can keep the Squirrels out of them. Now getting my green thumb to work so they will grow will be the next feat. **GRIN** ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jim Hamilton ('63) Jimbeaux's got no beef with them Worker Bees at Home Depot.. it's their bosses and those who set policy that have been giving me heartburn. From the e-mails I've received I am not alone. I'm assembling a coalition that is gonna march down aisle 17, turn right at the paint rollers, in a display of shock and awe not seen since the Camlin in 1963. You wanna know what set me off? I'm gonna tell you. It all started with a two for one coupon to the home show, which resulted in the Forever Lovely Miss Nancy mandating a new shower in the basement as an enticement to get them DeJongs to come back and visit. I ordered a shower at Home Depot cause it would only take two weeks, same as Lowe's but Home Depot is much more convenient. Three weeks into the game, Home Depot says it will take month. I tell them I could have driven to Bellevue and back in a lot less than two weeks, so get me my dang shower. Some Genie at the service desk, conjures up my shower in two days. I'm happy enough. When I go to pick it up, the side is all broken out. The base can be salvaged so the hole in the concrete floor can be closed, and they'll order me a new surround. I'm OK with that. So when they dispatch one of "Evil Orange's" finest to take out the three bolts holding the top to the base, he's got no tools. He explains that Home Depot policy does not allow their employees to have or use tools. In the name of Art and all other things Bomber, this is a hardware store. He eventually comes up with some cheesy square nosed side cut dikes and a rusty pair of 18 Channel Locks. As the odds of him destroying the base had just increased exponentially, it was time for Jimbeaux to become pro- active. I marched into the tool crib and picked out some box ends and sockets to do the job. As I walked out, the guy told me I had to pay. I told him, "I don't want to buy them, I only want to use them." I unwrapped the tools gave them to "Dale", who got everything done in two minutes. We gave Herr Toolcrib back the tools, cardboard and blister wrap, and all was well. Now as someone who learned customer service at Grover's knee, I find it incredulous that Homer Depot or whoever is the guy who signed the sponsor's check for Tony Stewart's race car, won't let his charges have tools. I think this is the same mentality as tire stores who have signs, "Insurance regulations prohibit non-employees from entering the garage area at ANY TIME". That is unless they are waltzing you under a lift to show you some $300 CV Joint boot that is on it's last legs. To Arms, To Arms Jimbeaux p.s. I think the reason the highways are occluded with motor homes the size of ski buses is the same "two for one coupons" to the RV show at the Tacoma Dome. Osgard got his the easy way, by winning the lottery, but most of the rest got flimflammed by some slimey salesman with a $75 haircut and pants with no pockets. Kenny Wright could sell RV's, Kenny Wright could sell anything. -Jim Hamilton ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Deedee Willox Loiseau ('64) Re: Mrs. Brucey picture -- Correction Mrs. Brucey is sitting on a chair in our dining room in the picture mentioned yesterday. I was scanning her along with come pics of Connie Boehning Nicholson ('64RIP). One of the pics of Connie is of her sitting on our piano bench with the piano behind her. Connie was a good friend and a good person all around. My heart goes out to her family. [] -Deedee Willox Loiseau ('64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda Reining ('64) Re: Bakersfield Bomber luncheon WHERE: Coco's on Rosedale Highway WHEN: Saturday, May 17th TIME: 1:00 P.M. DIRECTIONS: 99 to Rosedale Highway; West on Rosedale Highway; left on Jet Way. -Linda Reining ('64) ~ Bakersfield, CA - where the weatherman's predictions are as unpredictable as ever!! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Fran Teeple Wolf ('68) Re: Memories Loved remembering Mrs. Brucey and my piano lessons. She taught me the basics. I can still picture her walking up the sidewalk for my lessons. She was patient, but wonderful for an amateur musician. Re: Teachers I haven't thought of Mr. Harbour in years. Your comments on Mr. Potter reminded me. He was an absolute a super teacher. I am math-minded, not science minded, but he would always take the time to explain things until you got it. Enough to make me brave enough to get two majors in college - one in Science and one in Accounting. Even did some research during college with Herpes 2. He gave me that courage. Golly what a nice man and great teacher! Another teacher I treasured - although I don't think he treasured me! That was Mr. Pierre Labrecque. He was my French teacher. Although I don't have much opportunity to use French these days, I am often able to solve crossword puzzles with French words, and I certainly have fond memories. As a senior, I asked him to sign my yearbook. When I looked at it, he had written "You were different". I don't think it was a compliment. Miss Nadine Brown inspired my appreciation of the classics, a love of reading I have had ever since. She taught me to not only enjoy the story at face value, but also to think about what the author might be saying behind the story. Bomber Cheers! -Fran Teeple Wolf ('68) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Sheryl Romsos Senyk ('76) Re: Renee Ann Stacy Martin's ('76RIP) Very sorry to hear of Renee's passing. She was a nice person and a lot of fun to be with! My condolences to her immediate and large extended family. -Sheryl Romsos Senyk ('76) ******************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Funeral Notice scanned from the TCHerald by Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) >>Rick Edwards ('62) ~ 59 years - 3/30/03 (It includes a current picture.) >>Connie Boehning Nicholson ('64) ~ 8/11/46 - 4/7/03 *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/13/03 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 8 Bombers sent stuff: Doris Palmer ('49), Jim Jensen ('50) Wanda Wittebort ('53), Barb Isakson ('58) John Campbell ('63), Gary Behymer ('64) John Zimmer ('66), Marcia Wade ('67) ******************************************** ******************************************** LUNCHES (in order of appearance) TODAY - Seattle 04/18 - Girls of '54 More information: Click the lunch you want to know about. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Doris Palmer Overla ('49) Wanted to let you know that Pat Aeschliman Roberts ('57) is in not such good shape now. I am certain that she and Lionel ('52) would love to hear from some of their old classmates and your prayers will be most welcome. -Doris Palmer Overla ('49) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: James "Jim" Jensen ('50) Hail to Bombers - All, Received my first Sandstorm March 26th and have devoured every "issue" since. It is deeply gratifying to discover that so many Bombers have a thoughtful attachment for their RHS/CHS days...As I've read the entries thoughts have come pouring back...hope those who choose to read this won't mind if I pour a little back in. In a note to me from Maren she talked about the Ostermans (Larry and LaVerne - '51 - and Thoris - '49) living across the street form her. Maren said the Ostermans used to baby-sit the Smyth kids when they were little. Following that, I began to notice Osterman entries in the Sandstorm...clearly recall seeing the Ostermans in the halls at school... A few weeks ago I read Ralph Myrick's touching account of his Mother's passing. Knew Ralph ('51) though not well. My heart goes out to you Ralph. I had a similar experience with my Mom as my Dad, brother and I sat at her bedside in 1987. Re: Jerry Martin's entry of 4/12 Hi Jerry, Knew your Mom and Dad well. Knew your brother, Art, better... first met him in the 7th grade at Sacajawea. I was later privileged to be his best man when he married his lovely bride, Arelene. I will always remember my first visit to the Martin home... a white "B" house... piano on the right as you enter the door. Mrs. Martin was playing the piano with gusto... couldn't recognize the tune. Art later told me that his Mom "played by ear." Still can't imagine someone playing with such fortitude sans formal training. Jerry, the last time I recall seeing you was when I was home on leave from the Air Force in 1954. I more vividly remember seeing you years before... at church... a slender, little red-head... somewhat reserved... always impeccably attired. Your folks DID put a lot of themselves into the Hi-Spot... went there often... never once saw them in a confrontation with any of the patrons... I'm certain that is was because they had the respect of the kids. It was good to read your entry, Jerry. Re: Kleckner I've seen lots of commentary on Mr. Kleckner. Good ol' Thomas Kleckner was once my teacher in World History. He said that he was a Captain in the Army. During "the war" (WWI? WWII?) he was stationed, among other places, in France. His eyes misted over when he talked about some of his experiences. Mr. Kleckner called students "Miss" and "Mister"... the only teacher in my high school experience to do so. He was a Stanford graduate. I was blessed with an "A" in his class because I loved history and because (I believe) that I was the first in our group to use maps in my weekly presentations. Mr. Kleckner required that each class member give a brief overview of a segment of the day's reading assignment. On one occasion I walked by his desk and began to ask him questions about one of his most treasured subjects: Stanford. He let me go on for a moment and then said: "Mister Jensen, you ain't goin' to Stanford." He obviously regarded me as less than Stanford intellectual material. He was right... Re: Teachers Favorite teachers? Many. Most memorable (at our high school - not in any particular order): Mr. Charles Loos. Mr. Loos was the principal of Hanford Jr. High when my parents and I met him in the Winter of 1943. Boys' Advisor at Col-Hi. A gentle man. Cared about education and about students. Lois Dighton... Study Hall. A truly sweet human being. Patched up everything... girl-boy crises... scholastic underachieving... you name it - she fixed it. Naomi Buescher. Best math teacher (geometry) I ever had! Francis Rish. Taught us more than football and baseball. Tried to help us appreciate responsibility... tried to help us understand what it meant to become a man rather than remain a child. He was and is a sterling example. Hazel Broderson, journalism teacher and SANDSTORM advisor. Conveyed the value of a written word. Had a great sense of humor that she only occasionally showed. Mathea Hanson, English Teacher. The most profound educator I ever knew. Scholar, author, philosopher, and most all - a teacher. The incredible depth of her knowledge! Of her wisdom! Of her credentials: Harvard Graduate School, University of London, University of Perugia (Italy), the Sorbonne, etc. She taught me to love the classics of literature. She attempted to teach me to express myself. What a remarkable woman! Until I was much older, I never understood how much I cared for these people and what they endeavored to share. I've shared enough! I'm glad to be one of you, Bomber cheers, -Jim Jensen ('50) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Wanda Wittebort Shukay ('53) To: Lea Branum Clark ('55) Lea, Did you complain to management? I was surprised your Home Depots hire unfriendly people. I live in Woodbridge, VA and have been shopping at Home Depot since they opened in the Northern VA area. We have many of them and I have shopped at about all of them. They have always been courteous and helpful. Our Lowes is also the same. Please voice your complaints to the store managers and even go on line to Home Depot. We certainly don't want to put them out of business. In our area we only have Lowes and Home Depot to shop for household needs. Also, Home Depot faithfully supports our Olympic participants and our military. Lowes does the same. We need the competition in this type of business as Lowes and Home Depot has put our local Hardware/Lumber companies out of business. I'd hate to see us end up with only one company to serve us. Sincerely, -Wanda Wittebort Shukay ('53) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Barbara Isakson Rau ('58) Happy Birthday Classmate, Monita Kay McClellan! I do have a question: Is your address we had from 5 years ago still OK? And we don't have an email. We're still working on our '58 address/email updates. Could you please answer thru the Sandstorm. Remember. we're having our 45 year Reunion with Club 40 - September 5, 6, & 7, 2003. "Our" '58 Night is Saturday, the 6th... we are invited to all of the Club 40 activities but our special room is on the 6th of September, 2003. Bomber Cheers -Barbara Isakson Rau ('58) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: John Campbell ('63) Re: Home Depot I have noticed a general service decline in the hardware (and other) business up here in Rainy City (Seattle) over the past 30 years. McLendon's is one of the last hold-outs to escape the Corporate "bottom line" mentality. Look at the history - Ernst, Pay N' Pak, Eagles, Lowe's, Home Base, etc. To a large extent we, the customers, are getting what we deserve in return for convenience and lower prices. Look who these folks hire to answer our questions. Would you go ask the typical person fresh out of the fast food industry how to do electrical work or would you rather go ask the old hardware store guy who's been at the same place for 30 years? Well don't bother looking. We forced him out of business a long time ago. -John Campbell ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gary Behymer ('64) Re: Tri-City Genealogical Bulletins For the asking... Free... 12 or so Tri-City Genealogical Society Bulletins from the late 1980s and early 1990s. Please contact me if you want them... -Gary Behymer ('64) ~ Holding up at the 3rd stoplight going South in Colfax, WA (Only 3 stoplights in town.) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: John Zimmer ('66) April 9th entry from one of my best friends brought a swelling in my heart and a tear to the eyes. Lonnie (Tom) Coleman and I just got back in touch after more than 35 years. Strange that two guys as close as we were lost contact completely after school. There were lots of reasons but after writing back and forth, the memories starting to flow back, none of the reasons I have seem very valid. Just wanted to let all Bombers know Lonnie is one of the special ones and has been missed beyond words. Lonnie mentioned one of our other friends, Donna Thorson Whiteside. Donna was the first to contact me after I initially wrote in the Sandstorm. Another very special friend and I truly hope she knows important is has been for her to come back into my life as well. All Bomber friends are friends for life no matter where they travel. If the feelings I have gotten from just these two wonderful people is any indication of what the future holds for all Bomber friends I highly recommend all Sandstorm readers get in touch with that someone they keep thinking about. IT'S GREAT!!! Thank you my dear friends for remembering and caring. And thank you Maren and everyone involved in this site for bringing all of us together. -John Zimmer ('66) ~ Tacoma - where it is still raining on my happy soul ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Marcia Wade Hausenbuiller ('67) Re: Teachers... again To: Fran Teeple ('68) You said "Miss Nadine Brown taught me to not only enjoy the story at face value, but also to think about what the author might be saying behind the story." Yes, isn't that what the good Lit. teachers were able to do! And that's what makes reading so great to this day. I enjoy reading, just for the pleasure of the act, but with many of the books I read, I enjoy going back and reading them again for the meaning. I didn't have Miss Brown at Col. Hi, but I did have a couple of other Lit teachers who were of that same bent, both at Col. Hi and then at WSU. I didn't take French, so I may have to call on you for help with those crossword puzzles that ask for French answers!! German isn't much help with them! -Marcia Wade Hausenbuiller ('67) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/14/03 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff: Betty Sargent ('47), Tom Hughes ('56) Ann Engel ('63), David Rivers ('65) Mike Lange ('67), Barb Belcher ('72) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Betty Sargent Bowles ('47) I remember Captain Kleckner very well (and the Quonset huts at the end of the main building). Interesting that he wore his uniform to class. Did we take Sociology in high school? I thought that was the class I took from him. Anyway, for some reason I remember that he spent quite a bit of time telling us about the Stanford White/Evelyn Nesbitt/ Harry Thaw scandal. I also remember learning about the Jukes and the Kallakaks from him--information that has been invaluable to me over the years! Does anyone remember Mrs. White, a very attractive white-haired woman who taught English in one of the Quonsets? After John Hersey's "Hiroshoma" came out in The New Yorker, she read it to us in class. Probably not the whole thing--it just seemed like it! A bit of politicking on her part, but we were naive and it went right over our heads, or at least it did mine. One of the best teachers I had was Mrs. Buescher. She was so enthusiastic and really worked hard teaching us geometry. -Betty Sargent Bowles ('47) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Tom Hughes ('56) Re: April Seattle (Fife) Lunch Maren, here are the pictures for the April Fife lunch. Tom Hughes ('56) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ann Engel Schafer ('63) Re: Portland/Vancouver Bomber Lunch -Ann Engel Schafer ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: David Rivers ('65) Re: What a great time For some time now, I've been wanting to go to the Saturday gathering of the "Donut Derelects" in Huntington Beach, CA which gave rise to my group here in Vegas, The Donut Delinquents... well, this weekend was the Pomona Swap meet so figured I'd make a weekend out of it and get together with my daughter for her 28th b- day (that isn't till the 28th... but early is better than late). So , anyway... knew Maddy ('67) was in Huntington these days so got a hold of him and we decided to meet at the Donut shop at 7 am... Saturday... He checked on the gig and they said get there earlier so we both got there between 6 and 6:30... A lot of people had gone to Long Beach for the Grand Prix, but there were still a ton of cars there... we had a great time... then I went and met my daughter for long walk on the beach, lunch and then Rick met us for dinner... all in all it was such a great and relaxing weekend. I just love having Bomber friends all over... and Rick is the Best... My daughter and her Sweety thought he was the coolest and they are already making plans to hit Huntington again for another visit with him... They just moved further up the coast and miss Huntington a lot! So now I'm safe and sound sitting at my little computer and thinking... "I forgot about Pomona!" -David Rivers ('65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Lange ('67) HELP!!!!! I have been back in the Tri-Cities for almost a month now. Even though I'm too old to do the singles scene... are there any nite clubs or bars in the Tri-Cities for us old folk and not the younger crowd?? Just would be nice to be talking to someone with the same aches and pains. *LOL* If anyone knows a place... let me know. -Mike Lange ('67) ~ Temporarily in Kennewick - where it was in the high 60s today. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Barb Belcher Valinske ('72) Re: Teachers The notes about teachers have been fun to read. I especially want to thank Treg Owings ('76) for his note about my grandpa, Craig Anderson. He taught at Spalding for 27 years - all in the same classroom. He retired (approx.) 1981. He loved teaching and was a great inspiration to his grandkids as well as countless 6th graders going through his classroom. We lost him in January 1996, and I miss him every day. My grandma, Mildred Anderson, taught 6th grade at Jefferson. She was very strict and a tough teacher, so I will understand if she isn't anybody's favorite! I had a lot of great teachers - unfortunately, I can't remember most of their names. The one teacher who does stand out is Mrs. Deusner at Carmichael. She was great and we could use more like her. -Barb Belcher Valinske ('72) - West Richland - where it is warm and breezy, and the robins and meadow larks are singing their hearts out. *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/15/03 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff: Ray Gillette ('49), Jim Grow ('51) Bill Berlin ('56), John Northover ('59) Helen Cross ('62), Treg Owings ('76) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ray Gillette ('49) To: Betty Sargent Bowles ('47) You mentioned my favorite teacher (as a sophomore and junior) at Col Hi. Teresa White (I think). She was a great teacher. Well, maybe that is because she liked me and treated me well. A rare thing in my sophomore year. I also liked taking geometry from Mrs Buescher. -Ray Gillette ('49) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jim Grow ('51) Re: Mrs. Buescher Mrs. Buescher's math classes were my favorite and she was my favorite teacher by far. She was the only one that thought I was worth saving. When I came out of the Army in '55 she had opened the door for me at Gonzaga where I spent four good years. She was a teacher. -Jim Grow ('51) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bill Berlin ('56) Re: Big Box Stores John Campbell ('63) is bang-on with his comments on the big box hardware stores. Seattle has had almost as many hardware stores come and go as we have baseball teams. I shop local all I can and we have a very good Ace Hardware in our local "village" and another good one up in Anacortes. When it comes to hot water heaters, I have a good outfit that come in, gets the job done and guarantees the equipment for five years. The big box stores buy in huge volume and sell the same way but when it comes to service after the sale, it just is not there. For years I have been buying my tires at any number of Les Scwaab Tire Stores all over the Pacific Northwest because the "after sale" element is as good as their original sales effort. I have recommended them to all kinds of women because of their after sale service on flat tires (no charge), keeping the tires full (no charge) and good, honest advice when new tires might be considered. If I have to go to a box store, I go to Lowes. They seem to have better trained floor people but so does my local Ace Place. Might be a few more pennies higher in cost, but its value is much greater to our neighborhood and to my peace of mind. -Bill Berlin ('56) ~ Seattle's Magnolia Distinct - where Spring is coming on big time and the tulips in Skagit Valley are in full bloom. When it comes to good service, you get what you pay for. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: John Northover ('59) Re: The first Southern California Bomber Bruncheon WHEN: 18 May 2003 At 11:00am WHERE: Charlie's by the Sea 2526 South Coast Hwy 101, Encinitas, CA 92024 Phone: (760)942-1300 They have several omelet's and egg dishes, French Toast, a couple of sea food dishes, several salads and a couple of sandwiches available for brunch. The Champagne is ... "unlimited" ... and for the hearty ... perhaps a bloody Mary. Any Bomber from any year willing to drive, fly, boat, sky dive ... to Charlie's is welcome!!! Please contact me before May Sixteen - Two Thousand and Three. john '59 the brunch guy - In San Diego where short sleeve shirts are a way of life. -John Northover ('59) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) Greetings from the foothills of Placerville, CA where we are waiting for Warren to start his bicycle trip on HW 50 [highway 50? -Maren] 50. He was planning to start tomorrow, but the HW's [highways? - Maren] he needs to use over the pass were closed today or had chains required due to a heavy snow over the weekend, and we drove around ElDorado County at a fun wine-tasting event in heavy rain and hail at times over the week end. With more snow expected tomorrow up on the pass, he is hoping to get started on Thursday. In the meantime, my friend and I are going to San Francisco to enjoy the city!! We did stop to see our oldest son in Bend, OR, last week, and came on down or up here after a short visit in our old stomping grounds of Roseville, CA. It's so funny, as I looked and they expect a high in the 80s at home in Indiana tomorrow, and it's been so cool we were wearing winter coats over the week-end, and it was definitely jacket weather today. But California needs all the rain it can get, so I can't complain. Sadly, I haven't seen many more Bombers on the trip, and my bumper sticker doesn't stand out like it first did when it was all shiny and clean, but we have WSU stickers too. Re: Rick Edwards ('62RIP) I was sad to read of our loss of one of my fellow classmates. I'll never forget what fun Rick was to have in a class with his humor, even if his mom was a teacher. My sympathy to Rick's family and friends who have been able to see him since he left the great state of Washington. -Helen Cross Kirk ('62) ~ at the start of the HW 50 bike adventure. Sorry I missed the Chelan Bomber luncheon... I was afraid it wouldn't work out, and it didn't. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Treg Owings ('76) Re: Craig Anderson - 6th Grade Teacher To: Barb Belcher Valinske ('72) Barb, I really enjoyed Mr. Anderson. I also saw him while he was bird hunting a couple times and enjoyed talking to him then. I remember him helping some of the kids who were having problems after school was over. He was a great teacher. -Treg Owings ('76) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/16/03 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 9 Bombers (1 anonymous) and 1 funeral notice today: LaVerne Osterman ('51), Jack Dawson ('52) Hal Smith ('56), Judy Willox ('61) Georgia Rushworth ('66), Pam Ehinger ('67) Vicki Owens ('72), Karen Davis ('76) Anon Bomber ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: LaVerne Osterman Newstrom ('51) If Monita McClellan James ('58) gets in touch, I would like to e-mail her -- if she would like he hear from and old neighbor. When I heard the Tracy Minnesota Band advertising for help to go somewhere, I thought of her Mom. -LaVerne Osterman Newstrom ('51) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jack Dawson ('52) Re: bumper stickers We were on a trip to Spring training this past month and while driving on a long stretch of road between Tonapah and nowhere we were passed by a car full of young men going somewhere in a hurry. At the time I was trying to see how far I could go on a tank of gas... with the price at $$ it seemed a good idea. Since I was not going 85 miles an hour (but I was going the speed limit) I thought their actions as they passed were due to my driving. It was a strange sight to see... they were all twisting around trying to get the windows rolled down so they could get their hands out the windows. When they got that done they all tried to let me know that they were all number one. Since there were five of them in the car and ten hands out the window I can't figure out who was driving. We didn't feel threatened somehow because their body language just didn't seem right. It then came to me. I have both a Richland Bomber plate and a WSU window sticker. Since they didn't seem to be able to count past one I concluded that they were either from Pasco or the u dub. -Jack Dawson ('52) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Hal Smith ('56) Re: Ron Kirkland ('56RIP) Ron passed away this past weekend of Lou Gehrig's disease. Ron was a close friend and a wonderful human being. I was fortunate to see Ron several times in the last few months. He faced his disease with remarkable courage and stoicism. We laughed over leaving the day after graduation to work the summer in Yellowstone Park. Ron was a great friend and will be missed by many. My heart goes out to his wife and daughters. -Hal Smith ('56) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Judy Willox Hodge ('61) Re: Beautiful Tribute Takes a couple of minutes to load, but is worth the wait. -Judy Willox Hodge (Classic Class of '61) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Georgia Rushworth ('66) To: Barb Belcher Valinske ('72) Re: Teachers Wow! Mrs. Anderson is your Grandma! I have many memories of her. My best friend Ginger Wagner Anderson ('66wbRIP) and I were always in trouble. I think she was a great lady and teacher. I will never forget her! -Georgia Rushworth ('66) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Pam Ehinger Nassen ('67) Dear John Northover ('59), We no long have French toast... it's American Toast and it's Freedom Fries! French's Mustard says the only thing that they have in common with France is that they are both Yellow! *GRIN* Re: My Favorite Teachers Well I loved my Kindergarten Teacher, at Jason Lee Mrs. Balandy (sp). Then it was on the Christ the King, there was Sister Kathleen, although I never had her for a teacher Mrs. Simmons (having trouble with the spelling and really the remembering!) Her son became a priest and he came and said a Mass for all of us. Oh what was the nun's name that told us girls about her swimming days, and we all just about fainted to think of a nun in a swim suit! WOW! They'd show skin! This nun used to pull her habit up between her legs and play kick ball with us! Sister Peters I think! Anyway she taught me that nuns are real people too. On to Col-High! Mr. Knudsen for Art: He put up with my dumb art things! Like putting paint on a board and spinning it on the clay wheel! Oh man... that was art?? NOT! Then there was Mr. Greenough history. He was a hard teacher but he loved to have fun! Remember his clock?? It was covered up he said not to worry he knew the time! One time during a history film I was "taking notes" -- more like writing a letter! He walked by and took my purse, I didn't notice but the class did! I was being so good and "taking notes". Then I heard the snickers and I looked around and they were all looking at ME! I turned and there is Mr. Greenough (aka frog face!) going through my purse! He laughed and brought it back to me and said (only to me) "Put the letter away! *LOL* Busted! Then Mr. Beaty, Crafts... Mrs. Anderson, PE. Oh, I could go on and on! I wasn't the greatest of students but I did have fun! Oh but don't forget Mrs. Wiley and her "Figers" of St. Peter! Do any of you remember her trip to the Vatican? And the film she brought back! *LOL*!! I feel that all the teachers I had throughout my life as a student are the best and very special people. God Bless them All! Bombers Rule, -Pam Ehinger Nassen (The Blue Ribbon Class of '67) Grand Coulee Dam, WA! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Vicki Owens ('72) Barb Belcher Valinske's ('72) entry raised some questions for me. I wonder if any of our senior Bombers can provide some answers? I remember my parents saying that in the early days you couldn't live in Richland unless you were a government employee or his/her dependent. Does that mean the early teachers were employed by the government? How about police, fire, doctors, pastors, and other support professions? Were they recruited through newspaper ads all over the country like the other Hanford employees were? Is it true that the business people had to live outside of Richland and could only come in to work in the stores during the days? When did that all change? I love hearing you earlier Bombers talk about what Richland was like in the early days. I didn't hit Richland until 1954 (via Kadlec Methodist Hospital), so I was mostly oblivious to things until the sixties. My folks met and married at Hanford, but I'm constantly reminded on how little I understand of the "olden days." So thanks in advance for the information you provide! -Vicki Owens ('72) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Karen Davis Scheffer ('76) To: Treg Owings ('76) Tregger, I totally agree about Mr. Anderson. He was one of my favorites. I loved his math speed drills. I home school my girls and that is one thing I incorporate into their math. I won many a milk shake because I was the first finisher in addition or multiplication. Dang, the good ole days. (probably the start of my weight problems though!!!) I wish my girls could enjoy the likes of Mr. Anderson, but here in Spokane---we live near "Dogtown" and I won't let them go to the schools near here. -Karen Davis Scheffer ('76) ~ Spokane - Warm and sunny but breezy ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Anonymous Bomber Brian Hoyle, class of 2001, is serving his Mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in the Nevada Las Vegas East Mission, he is currently serving in the Las Vegas First Ward. -Anon Bomber ******************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Funeral Notice scanned from the TCHerald by Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) >>Ron Kirkland ('56) ~ 8/11/38 - 4/12/03 *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/17/03 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 10 Bombers sent stuff: Phil Belcher ('51), Bill Berlin ('56) Burt Pierard ('59), John Northover ('59) Bob Hitchcock ('63), Roy Ballard ('63) Linda Merrill ('64), Linda Reining ('64) Patti McLaughlin ('65), Brad Upton ('74) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: "Wig" and "Jumbo" Davis ('82) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bob Thomas ('64WB) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim Vach ('64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Phil Belcher ('51) Re: Early days at Hanford To: Vicki Owens, ('72) DuPont was the prime contractor at Hanford during the construction of the reactors. They were on a cost plus contract. The plus was a $1.00 per year! The government laid out the town, decided how many filling stations they were have, how many bakeries, hardware stores, movie theaters, grocery stores and so forth. They would allow a certain number of employees for each business that could rent houses, other than that, people would have to live elsewhere. When someone retired, they had to move. Richland had the highest birth rate and the lowest death rate in the country for several years since most of the people were young and the older ones couldn't live there. Everyone that lived in town was paid by the government, all of the utilities were free, (electricity, water, coal, phone service) and the rent was cheap. When the company put in water meters a lot of people complained bitterly. The construction years were unbelievable, 18 months from the day they started to build the first reactor 'til the day it started operation. Contrast that with the modern day construction. It takes years to even get a permit to start building. Hanford went for many years without a radiation injury. They didn't know much about the nuclear problems, (we can see the results of that today) but they had a vision and they fulfilled it. Who knows what would have happened to our country if we had not built the bomb. Many more of our service men would have died in combat before the war was over. (I could get on the soap box about the Bomber tradition and the symbol of our school without much effort.) Another item, Bombing Range road was named after the fact that the Navy had a large concrete target out in the desert and the planes from Pasco used it for practice. When we went rabbit hunting during the late '40s, we would find old practice bomb casings around that area. The CREHST museum [] has a very good display of the early Hanford days and is well worth the time to visit. -Phil Belcher ('51) ~ Prosser, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bill Berlin ('56) To: Jack Dawson ('52) Those guys who "waved" to you whilst you were traveling were probably Huskies. Pasco guys could not figure how to get the windows down, either electrically or manually, so they had to be Dawgs. Probably asking you how many Rose Bowls WSU has won. Was it one or none? Or maybe they were asking if Guesser will be drafted #1 or #101. Might have been asking how many basketball games WSU won this year. One? Both men and women? One? (and that over the Dawg men). Got to be that WSU sticker that got their interest. Only thing I can think of, but then again they might have been an ESPN crew going to an exciting Idaho or Montana game. -Bill Berlin ('56) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Burt Pierard ('59) To: Vicki Owens ('72) Re: Richland Housing Unfortunately, I'm 200 miles away from my computer and my reference materials so I will have to try and answer your questions about who was eligible for Richland Housing from memory (and a little help from fellow history buff, Keith Maupin [47]). Your parents' statement about early day Project Operations employees being the only ones able to obtain housing in Richland is correct. As an aside, this was one of the reasons for the ridiculously low crime rates in those days, to wit, if you screwed up, you lost your Security Clearance and thus your job and house. As far as specific support positions being housing eligible, there is some inconsistency. For example, the original teachers and truck drivers were not eligible. Keith provides the following quote from "Nuclear Technologies and Nuclear Communities": "Once surplus housing became available, at the conclusion of construction in early 1945, some people who had not before been eligible --including school teachers and truck drivers--could now occupy houses or dormitories in Richland." On the other hand, merchants were considered "Contract Employees" and were eligible. Notable among this group was original Richlander John Dam (of Nelson & Dam Grocery) who was, I believe eligible to live in his original house (but I assume he had to pay rent to the government). I believe the same arrangement applied to Peddicord, the Postmaster. Other merchants who had housing were Kit Campbell (Campbell's Grocery, South End) and V.E. "Van" Van Dusen (Claris Van Dusen Troutman's ['48] dad) who ran the electronics repair shop in the basement of Ernie's Typewriter Repair. As for police, those duties were supplied by the Security Patrol and were eligible. Paul Beardsley and Keith's Dad were in this group. Firemen were Project employees. Pat Quane's ['59] dad, Pat Sr. was in that group. I know doctors were originally Project employees and I recall seeing something in the Villager (late '40s, probably) when they were first allowed to open Private Practice offices. I'm not sure about Pastors but we know Father Sweeney lived in the rectory which was an "L" house on Putnam Street, near the Catholic Church. I'm sorry this turned out so long, but it's an interesting bit of old Richland lore. Please excuse any tricks my memory might have played on me and just correct me politely if I erred. To my knowledge, all these positions were filled by DuPont transfers or the normal nation-wide recruiting. (Paul Beardsley was transferred from a DuPont Plant Security Guard position in Oklahoma.) Bomber Cheers, -Burt Pierard ('59) ~ Richland to Seattle commuter ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: John Northover ('59) Dear ... Dear Pam Ehinger Nassen ('67) My apologies ... I only got to Intermittent Algebra and due to my advanced age have an illiterate dissonance tic, a myocardial-ambulatory hitch and hyper-inflatuation ... As soon as I can get to IHOP ... I will feel better and my memory will improve. juan the sailor, Cardinal of Inordinate Confusion ['59] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob Hitchcock ('63) For those who care about our service men and women, listen to the attached link. I hope you will enjoy it and appreciate it as much as I did. -Bob Hitchcock ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Roy Ballard ('63) To: Tony Sharpe ('63), A close friend and classmate Happy birthday and I am sure glad that I am not 59. Many happy more and have a nice day from Nancy and I. -Roy Ballard ('63) and Nancy Erlandson Ballard ('67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda Merrill Hendley ('64) Re: Teachers--Mrs. Anderson To: Barb Belcher Valinske ('72) Barb, I want you to know that I had Mrs. Anderson in the sixth grade. I am ever so appreciative of her teaching methods. I was excited to know I was going to be in junior high. Mrs. Anderson, on the other hand, told our whole class how complicated junior high would be and how important good skills were. (In our generation, a teacher's words of wisdom were heeded.) I worked very hard to try to please her and prepare myself for that ominous junior high. She taught me how to outline, how to make footnotes for various sources, and how to write a term project (the only one I have ever saved besides my master's thesis!). Honestly, that woman prepared me fully for junior high. In fact, she prepared me for high school, college, and graduate school. I am eternally grateful for her 'strict' teaching methods. I know with certainty that she is responsible for making my future years in school far less painful than my less-prepared peers. So, accolades to your grandmother... she was the grandest! Linda Merrill Hendley ('64) ~ Hayward, CA - drizzling for spring flowers ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda Reining ('64) To: Pam Ehinger Nassen ('67) Re: Mrs. Wiley Yes, I remember her films of her trips---she would bring them in and we would watch them over and over again. Also remember the mink coat that she wore constantly, with nylons rolled just above her knees, and her hair still in curls---she would take the curlers out, but never comb her hair, so you could see where every curler had been!!!!! Think she also wore a flower of some sort on the lapel of that coat! -Linda Reining ('64) ~ Bakersfield, CA - had lots of rain over the weekend; also had rain on Monday and they are predicting more before the end of the week--I'm keeping fingers crossed that it waits till I am done spreading river rock in my flower beds (I started yesterday (Tuesday) and I'm hoping to finish today (Wednesday)... then it can rain as much as it wants to! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patti McLaughlin Cleavenger ('65) Have to report the death of the mother of Pat Merrill Davis ('65). She would have been 81 in a few days. Mrs. Merrill would always bake lots of fresh cookies for our '65 class reunion planning committee meetings. We sure are going to miss her and Bill Knirck ('65RIP). Our reunions may lose their edge. Our kind thoughts go out to Pat and her brother. Pat will now be living in the family (government) house on Winslow. Remember Spalding, Densow's, and Bluebirds? -Patti McLaughlin Cleavenger ('65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Brad Upton ('74) I'm on the I-hate-Home-Depot-too bandwagon. The trouble is I also hate Lowe's. The pattern the last couple of years is that I swear I'll never set foot in Lowe's the rest of my life and then I start going to Home Depot... then I say I'll never go in there again and start going back to Lowe's. You get the picture. By the way, when do they open up all 16 of those checkstands? It would seem that on Saturday afternoon when there's 12 people deep in each of the 4 open lines, that might be a good time. The last time I was in Home Depot I was waited on (well went and found someone -- "waited on" is too strong) in both the electrical and plumbing departments by recent Somalian immigrants. How do you become an electrical and plumbing expert when you're raised in a country that has neither? Anyway, in May I'll be appearing in Seattle (Comedy Underground) Vancouver, B.C, Boise, Victoria and Cleveland. -Brad Upton ('74) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/18/03 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 12 Bombers and 1 funeral notice today: Mary Triem ('47), Anita Hughes ('52) Dore Tyler ('53), Jeanie Hutchins ('62) Gary Behymer ('64), Linda Reining ('64) Linda McKnight ('65), Bruce Strand ('69) Diane Carpenter ('72), Greg Alley ('73) Mike Davis ('74), Jil Lytle ('82) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jane Walker Hill ('62) ******************************************** ******************************************** TODAY IN HISTORY: Listen, my children, and you shall hear Of the midnight ride of Paul Revere, On the EIGHTEENTH OF APRIL, in '75; Hardly a man is now alive Who remembers that famous day and year.... Paul Revere's Ride - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 1860 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mary Triem Mowery ('47) Re: Irene Triem Gardner (RIP) My beloved mom passed away 4/13 at Kadlec Hospital, Richland. Her 90th birthday would have been on June 18, 2003. She leaves her daughter, Mary Triem Mowery ('47) and her husband Glen, 3 grandsons, Mike and Mark of Richland and Greg of Melbourne, FL, as well as 4 great grandchildren April, Justin and Ashley, Richland and Heather of Finley. In addition her great-great grandchild, Destiny Williams was born on April 16. I want to thank all my friends and Bomber family who have expressed their sorrow to our family. Life won't be the same without Mom. Her services will be April 21, 10am at Richland's Church of the Nazarene, Jericho Rd. Einan's Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements and you can pay your respects to her from 5-8 p.m Thursday and Friday. To Mom: You are always on my mind and in my heart. -Mary Triem Mowery (a '47 Bomber) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Anita Hughes Hogan ('52) Hi Maren, My pop-up reminder tells me that it is your birthday on the 19th, so I wish you the happiest one that you have ever had, and thank you for all that you do. I enjoy the Sandstorm immensely. To: Burt Pierard ('59) Thanks for your info on the early days in Richland. It was very interesting, and since I was away for so many years, I had forgotten most of that. -Anita Hughes Hogan ('52) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dore Tyler ('53) Re: Early days at Hanford Phil Belcher ('51) was spot on re early days. One of the few benefits of our aging is that (some of us) have a reasonable handle on what went on during our younger years. Late August, '44, my family moved into a 3 bedroom PreFab at the corner of Winslow & Lee and watched the construction of Marcus Whitman. We moved to a 4 bedroom Ranch Type at Cottonwood and Duportail just in time for me to have to walk to Carmichael and later (the late and lamented) Col Hi. At that time, '48 that corner was the end of the known world. I made my first fortune during the late summer of '48 selling cold Cokes to the construction workers: borrowed red wagon & wash tub... ice donated by the water barrel service trucks etc. Regards, -Dore Tyler ('53) ~ Tacoma, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jeanie Hutchins Simon ('62) To: Blanche Newby Rue ('71) Babs ~ I was so pleased to receive a nice letter from your Mom this week. It's been about 30 years since I've seen her. (I'd forgotten about Jean Marie ~ same as my name) I was in a car accident seven weeks ago and have been housebound except to go to the doctor or Physical Therapy, so it truly was an extra special treat! (Thanks to you, Maren, we've all been able to reconnect with friends from years ago.) Re: Lewis and Clark Quonset Huts Someone recently wrote in about the old Quonset Hut classrooms at Lewis and Clark. It really brought back fun memories. (remember the chasing games at recess and if you were "caught" behind the Hut)? Some of you will remember when we were in Mrs. Eubanks' 3rd grade and we moved from the Hut to our classroom in the "new wing" of the school. We literally did the moving ~ books, desks, etc. It felt like moving into a new home! Then in the new classroom, the Indian-Pioneer Unit which was mentioned earlier ~ I remember that we each made small covered wagons, and Booklets in the shape of covered wagons, that we wrote in. There was some occasion at the end of that Unit when our parents came to the classroom ~ maybe someone will remember if we had a Play or just an "Open House" type of event. Fun Memories! -Jeanie Hutchins Simon ('62) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gary Behymer ('64) Re: RHS Alumni Basketball Tournament Announcing the 2003 Richland High School Alumni Basketball Tournament on June 21, 2003 at the Richland High School Art Dawald Gymnasium. The tournament will give Bomber Alumni one more opportunity to play on the original gym floor before its replacement. The RHS Alumni Basketball Tournament is open to all graduates of Richland High School who wish to play. For more information go to: .....or contact Zorba Manolopoulos at -Gary Behymer ('64) ~ Downtown Colfax, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda Reining ('64) To: Bob Hitchcock ('63) Thank you for the URL in the 4-17-03 Sandstorm. The words and music were great!!!!! -Linda Reining ('64) ~ Bakersfield, CA - no need for a rain dance, the skies are cloudy and rain drops are falling on my head. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda McKnight ('65) To: Brad Upton ('74) I will never set foot in Lowe's again. I will never shop at Home Depot again either, but that is another story for another time. Recently while moving, I discovered I needed to get a four prong plug and cord for my dryer. My son-in-law told me I could pick it up at Lowe's. My daughter thought there was even an adapter that you could connect to the existing plug. So, off to Lowe's in Troutdale or is it Fairview, must be Fairview because it is down the road from the dog track. It was after work, I was tired, and wearing these stupid shoes that pinched my toes and also made lots of noise on the concrete floor. I walked in the door and was overwhelmed by how much it looked like Home Depot and just as confusing. I asked this old fella in one aisle if he could tell me where electrical cords and plugs were for dryers. He muttered something at me and walked over two aisles, me following in my noisy pinching shoes. He muttered something else and stood in front of a bunch of plugs, etc., and pointed to the bottom shelf, and WALKED AWAY! I looked at every one of the plugs, and they might as well have been written in a foreign language. I was really irritated at this time. About this time, a cart is going by behind me with supplies and wood on it, and I asked this fellow if he could tell me where the electrical plugs were for dyers. He said, "follow me" and I did. He led me to the other side of the store, but had to stop and ask someone if the dryer plugs were this way. I thought that was kinda funny and figured he must be a new employee. He showed me where they were and determined which one I needed, and I thanked him and he went off with his cart. I chose the one electrical cord and plug I needed and headed to the checkstand. (Why is it that the only checkstand open is the one that is at the other end of the store from where you are currently standing?) I told the clerk at the checkstand about the old guy who was not a bit helpful. She said he works in plumbing but he is usually more helpful. The fella with the cart came up behind me as I was telling the clerk about the nice person that helped me, and she said "Well, we should hire him!" I turned around and looked at him and then realized, he was a customer just like me. I was so embarrassed. I told him I thought he was an employee and thanked him profusely for helping a lady with pinched toes. Yes, customer service is very bad at these stores and it doesn't really matter the age. The nice young fella who helped me when he didn't need to was a nice ending to a frustrating trip to the hardware store. I miss the True Value Hardware store I used to shop at; the employees would meet you at the door and go with you to pick out the things you needed. That was true customer service. -Linda McKnight ('65) ~ on the edge of Portland - where I have a Gresham address and a Portland zip code. The sky is gray and the weather gal last night said "We are expecting rain, rain, rain, and more rain!" ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bruce Strand ('69) Re: Upton sighting... To: Brad Upton ('74) Do you ever make it down to the Valley of the Sun, the Phoenix area? -Bruce Strand ('69) ~ brother of Doug ('74) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Diane Carpenter Kipp ('72) Re: Home Depot I haven't followed all the Home Depot discussion, just read Brad Upton's note - but I have to say that the HD in the Spokane Valley normally has very good service - lots of helpful employees. -Diane Carpenter Kipp ('72) ~ Spokane ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Greg Alley ('73) To: Brad Upton ('74) I will have to mostly agree with you on the Home Depot and Lowe's argument. When you actually get someone they can help homeowners like me who can't afford someone to come to your house for 50 bucks an hour to fix things. I have only owned a house for 5 years so I am still in the learning phase. When I go there is no one in the department you want but 5 experts helping in the one next to that one. Re: Big Pool On another subject, the old big pool is a pile of concrete rubble. I think they should crumble up all the remains of the pool that many of us spent countless hours in and have fond memories of, and give out a piece to us swimmers of the old days. Maybe charge a dollar a piece and help pay that school bond. -Greg Alley ('73) ~ Richland in the spring, the best time. No coldness, no 100 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Davis ('74) To: Vicki Owens ('72) Re: Early Days of Richland A few Remembrances: 1. Sterlings on GWWay was a Sambo's 2. Pay Less and the Bon Marche were across the street from each other in the Parkway where that beautiful FUNCTIONAL turnabout is now! 3. There was a Mayfair grocery store every 1000 feet! 4. Spudnut Shop use to be the Spudnut Shop! [] 5. Sunburst Video on northeast corner of Uptown was Robinson's (and NO it wasn't Penney's - been there before) 6. There was originally suppose to be a swimming pool under Chief Jo gym (a classic urban legend) 7. Hanford House was Desert Inn [] 8. Tangles use to be an Exxon Station 9. 7-11 on Duportail and Wright was Diettrich's Market [] But I do believe at one time they were all Denny's!!!! PS - Who remembers that black statue-like thing that sat on top of the Central fire station for years and years? What was that? [] -Mike Davis ('74) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jil Lytle Smith ('82) To: Jumbo and Wig Here's wishing a very Happy Birthday to you and may your secret wishes all come true! -Jil Lytle Smith ('82) ******************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Funeral Notice scanned from the TCHerald by Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) >>Douglas P. Votendahl ('66WB) ~ 1948 - 4/11/03 *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/19/03 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 16 Bombers sent stuff: Anna May Wann ('49), Ann Pearson ('50) Elva McGhan ('50), Karen Cole ('55) Larry Mattingly ('60), Irene de la Bretonne ('61) Ed Quigley ('62), Jim Hamilton ('63) Jean Armstrong ('64), Linda Reining ('64) John Allen ('66), John Zimmer ('66) Mike Howell ('68WB), Mike Davis ('74) Jil Smith ('82), Shelley Williams ('84) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Maren Smyth ('63 and '64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lloyd and Linda Swain ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mark Rohrbacher ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Peg Wellman Johnson ('66) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Jeff & Barbara Gile Larsen ('67) ******************************************** ******************************************** TODAY IN HISTORY: 1775 American Revolution began 1993 Waco 1995 Oklahoma City ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ann Thompson, aka Anna May Wann ('49) Happy Birthday to Maren and may you have many, many more and some day get to be as old as me!!!!! To: Mary Triem Mowery ('47) So sorry about your mother passing, but do dwell on all of the happy memories and know that she had a long and good life with you as her daughter. As for teachers: Heavens I cant even remember my neighbors names, let alone teachers from over 50 years ago, except a few do stand out such as Walter LePage, Algebra and Mr. Kelly, Washington History and Venetta Johnson, Home Ec and Pep Club advisor, Joe Barkers wife who directed our "Follies", and one of you mentioned an English teacher the other day, a Mrs. Hansen, I believe, I had her for one semester. First day, she informed us of all of her rules no talking, no gum, no, no, no and then she got down to literature and what a treat. To hear her read Shakespeare was a treat, she made it make sense. And then of course we had the secretarial classes where the one teacher (I wont mentioned names) wanted to know why the one girl in the class was so smart and the rest of us so dumb. I remember Ginny Miller ('49) and how fast she typed. We attributed it to her ability to play the piano so fast. (Sounded good at the time) -Ann Thompson, aka Anna May Wann ('49) ~ Sunny/Rainy Bothell where it doesn't know what kind of weather from one hour to the next. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ann Pearson Burrows ('50) Help!! I am trying to locate an old friend. I have found reference to a town(?) in Washington called Youmans Ferry. I think it somewhere in the middle of the state?? Does anyone know what the zip code would be, if they have a post office etc. I have not been able to find out any info on the area..would it be possible to send a letter with just the name and zip? I found Yoman Ferry, WA in Pierce County. However, this Yoman Ferry is somewhere near the center of the state near North Forth Teanaway River and the name just doesn't jive with that area. However it may be an old name that used to be a Ferry site... If anyone around that area can clue me in on how to locate someone in that town I would be most appreciative. -Ann Pearson Burrows ('50) ~ San Diego, CA area - where it is currently raining and we have reached our annual average for the first time in many many years! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Elva McGhan Wallace ('50) To: Shirley Binns Skow ('50) Re: Our Mothers I don't see an e-mail address for you so will use this to contact you. My Mom died March 23rd and read that yours died the 24th. Did you know my Dad, Everett McGhan? He worked for your Dad many years ago in the Housing Office. There is a good picture of Mom and Dad at the funeral home website: under the obit section. Type in McGhan at the Quick Search box. I knew your Dad, Moyle Binns, from the Housing Office. We had great parents. -Elva McGhan Wallace ('50) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Karen Cole Correll ('55) Re: Home Depot My retired husband is building homes on some lots we have for sale (anyone need a waterfront lot?) and I sometimes play "gopher" for supplies. The Spokane North Division Home Depot is very helpful to a construction challenged retired school teacher. I haven't found the Lowe's employees anywhere near as friendly and helpful. Guess where my vote goes!! -Karen Cole Correll ('55) ~ Beautiful, sunny Nine Mile Falls, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Larry Mattingly ('60) Re: Fire Stations Mike Davis ('74) asked about the vertical structures on the fire stations. They are towers to hang the hoses up to dry. The woven canvas covered hoses are hard to handle when they are wet and may develop mildew if rolled up and put away wet. These hoses routinely handle significant high pressures and this will shorten their useful life. They are fairly expensive by the way. When I had my equipment rental business back in the '70s I had a standing order with several fire departments to purchase the used hoses they retired. We used them for discharge hoses when we rented low pressure pumps. Re: The lament for poor service at big block hardware outlets When I sold my 3 rental stores, I was recruited into management and spent almost 6 years with the Pay and Pak organization. To my knowledge they were the last of the home centers to have a full training program for all store employees. Eagle Hardware had many, many of the old P and P employees and so did a fair job of service. But alas, they are about gone. Several of these men and women are still friends of mine and some are even part-time pyros for my company in various parts of the NW. With the buyout of Eagle hardware by Lowe's about all you get in some of the stores is price. However, in many of the big block stores the electrical department supervisor is a trained electrician. Ask around and if you can connect with him/her you will usually get sound advice. Not to defend poor service, but look around the electrical department at all the parts and pieces. It is a complex job. The salesperson not only has to know how every one of those pieces are used, and what they are used for, but also how the local and/or national electrical code applies. It is simply too much for the average retail clerk-type. In my opinion, for what it is worth..... good customer service is the national policy of most of these chains. On the practical side of things, the large number of locations and employees, and highly competitive nature driving profit margins down, makes it a difficult goal to achieve. Additionally the modest salaries make it hard to hire a union trained (almost the only training available) electrician for the relatively low pay in retail work. "Happiness is the sky in bloom" -J Larry Mattingly ('60) ~ From my office near Olympia where we are hoping the balance between patriotism and the very down economy will still allow us to have a reasonable amount of 4th of July business. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Irene de la Bretonne Hays ('61) To: Mike Davis ('74) Yes, there once was a JC Penney's where Robinsions stood. Penney's was back-to-back with JJ Newberry's, at the time. And CC Andersons, not the Bon Marche, was located at the roundabout in the Parkway. -Irene de la Bretonne Hays ('61) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ed Quigley ('62) To: Mike Davis ('74) Hey Mike, If I remember right, from a grade school "tour" of the fire station, that "black thing", if you're talking about the tower, was for hanging up the fire hoses to dry... Now, if somebody could only answer my question about why the islands were allowed to be turned into a bird sanctuary... -Ed Quigley ('62) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jim Hamilton ('63) Does anyone remember a skinny red haired kid who lived in the south end named Fred Rucker? I think he played for N&H with Chuck Lawell, Pugh, and Renz? Thought about him for the first time in years driving home from the office and for the life of me I can't remember what happened to him. I don't think we made it up the hill to Carmichael with us. He would have been in one of Miss Ruby's, seven dash something large, as he wasn't the sharpest knife in the drawer. I think he lived down by the windbreak off of Duane, kinda by Dewey Skaggs. No vivid memories of him being in troop 38, shooting pool at the Rec Hall or hanging out at the Bus Depot playing pin balls. He should have been the poster child for "Hyper". Any direct eye contact would make him jump out of his skin. He could run like the wind, as he was our daily target of opportunity. Having either just been worked over or languishing in Pook or Francis Kendall's cross hairs for an after school waltz. Me thinks there are a whole bunch of Fred Ruckers out there, who just vanished into thin air. jimbeaux -Jim Hamilton ('63) ~ Kirkland, WA - where I only hope the weather is this good on the 4th of July. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jean Armstrong Reynolds ('64) Maren: HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY. Take the day off and go to Denny's and get a free lunch.. (They still do that, right?) Hope you have a great day, you deserve it. No one works harder than you at keep memories and friends together. You are definitely one of a kind. Re: Phoenix Lunch I just returned home from Hot Springs, AR and I will start to pick a date for the Phoenix Luncheon within a week. My husband will return home the first of May and then we will know where his next great adventure to save the land will be. He may be going to the Fort Huachuca area or Avery Valley to fight forest fires. But, I do promise that I will get a date into the Sandstorm within a week. Re: R2K+3 I am not sure if I am going to make it to the R2K+3 this year. If Wayne goes to Montana this July, I will want to stay here until he leaves. But, who knows, I haven't decided yet. I will be in Richland from the middle of July until October. Re: Birds I went out my front door yesterday and noticed a bird up on a ledge under the eves of the roof over the porch. She had made a nest and was getting ready to lay her eggs. Last night she laid them. I can see her when the door is open and I am sitting on the couch in my front room. She sits out there and looks in at me. What a lovely site to see, her up there sitting in her nest. I can't wait until they hatch and start chirping. Re: Home Depot I have to put in my two cents on the Home Depot thing. We live in the (used to be) small city of Goodyear, AZ. The Home Depot has been very helpful to me. My husband does many home improvements, plus we have a rental house to keep up. When he is home, he is always in the middle of one project or another. I have had to go there many times to purchase things that I have no idea what they are, where they are, or what they do. The salespeople have always been very helpful and polite to me. There is one complaint that I have about them. We had purchased a bathtub, as we were remodeling the complete bathroom. When we got it home it was all dented on one side. We took it back without a problem. They apologized and we got a different one. The next day my husband went back to get more supplies and he went by the bathtubs and they had taken the dented one and put it back out on the floor to resell. We also have a Goodale Hardware store that is a small independently owned store. We always go there. The only time we go to Home Depot is when the local hardware store doesn't have the stuff we want. I always like to support the little guys. It's warm and friendly and they know you by your first name. -Jean Armstrong Reynolds ('64) ~ Goodyear, AZ - where the wind is blowing ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda Reining ('64) Re: Home Depot and Lowe's We used to have a store here called, "Builder's Square" and they were extremely helpful, but they went bankrupt. I liked going to "Builder's" because I could walk in with a list or a part and they would direct me to the right place and also help me pick out the right nail, screw, bolt, or whatever else I was supposed to be finding. Now, I ask and they just tell me which aisle I can find the part on!!!!! Grrrrr!!!! To: Maren Happy birthday!!!!! Am so glad you do this for all of us---have reconnected with old friends from the best damn high school in the west, and also met new ones. Thank you for keeping us all connected. -Linda Reining ('64) ~ Bakersfield, CA - still raining. You won't hear me complaining one bit ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: John Allen ('66) Re: Richland Education There is absolutely no question that the two best teachers I ever had in Richland were my parents. In all the things they taught me, including things academic, they were consistently and courageously willing to risk hearing me say that I hated them. I doubt I could have ever said that more than once since my father would have surely and swiftly administered further education concerning the error of such language. The point is, they understood that their most important job was to prepare me and not to engage in a popularity contest, and it never cost them for longer than the blink of an eye. As opposed to so many parents today, they took an active part in my learning to speak and write my native language. In addition to the typical pre-school reading that many parents do for their children, as I grew older, their tactics included an aggressive assault against the slang of the day. In today's terms, I would never have been allowed to speak sentences which included even one, much less five or more, improper uses of the word "like," and four "you knows." I would also have been vigorously encouraged to expand my repertoire of positive adjectives beyond the word "amazing." In doing this for me, they also avoided falling victim to "teen speak" themselves; an epidemic I see afflicting so many parents today. Not least of all, I was taught the value of putting "periods" (as in punctuation) in my speech. As for those who were given some financial consideration (however small) to pack my brain, there is again no question that I learned more in my eighth grade year at Christ the King than any other. Sister Martin Mary (later known as Sister Josephine) was a Fulbright Scholar who, to a gullible few, offered an alternative reading list of one book per quarter instead of the six or so that everyone else had to read. Consequently, Mike Crowley and I, and probably Lynn Berry and a handful of others ended up reading Das Kapital, The Communist Manifesto, Pacem in Terris, and How To Read a Book (a true snooze). She was also the math teacher for both eighth grade classes and helped me with conceptual breakthroughs that stood me in good stead throughout high school math. Most importantly, Sister Martin Mary taught me that true intelligence was not primarily learning, and being able to regurgitate, a lot of "stuff," but rather the ability to use what I had learned to solve practical problems. Sister Mary Carol, the nun who taught English to both classes, continued and improved upon the work my parents had begun. Both of these exceptional women taught me how to think analytically. Additionally, I would like to give their due, all the public school math teachers I had beginning in ninth grade. The most astonishing thing about them beyond their excellent teaching skills, was that with the exception of Mr. Barnard in ninth grade, they were all women. I doubt that many high schools today could boast a lineup like Miss Stevens, Miss Skogen and Mrs. Abbott, and that's a shame. The lack of female educators who can teach math well, particularly in the primary grades, is one of the two or three most significant problems with today's schools. Finally, it should not escape mention that, considering the gene pool that existed in Richland, the competition from fellow students was pretty educational in and of itself. In the years since graduation, I have said that to friends and acquaintances more times than I can possibly remember. So thanks as well, to those of you I tried to stay ahead of, and even more to those I tried to catch. -John Allen ('66) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: John Zimmer ('66) To: Maren If I read Anita Hughes Hogan ('52) correctly, it's your birthday tomorrow the 19th. "Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday Bomber friend Maren, happy birthday to you". (My singing voice sure sounds good this way *GRIN*). Thanks Maren for all you do to bring us Bombers together. Have a fantastic birthday and may all your wishes come true. -John Zimmer ('66) ~ Tacoma, WA - where if you wait 10 minutes you still can get a little of all seasons. Raining now, nope sunshine, nope hail. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Howell ('68WB) Happy Birthday, Maren, and thank you for so much. -Mike Howell ('68WB) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Davis ('74) To: Jumbo and Wig Davis ('82) Happy Belated Birthday - 39 years! Have done okay sharing that brain all these years! Your older and much wiser brother, -Mike Davis ('74) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jil Lytle Smith ('82) We are getting ready to go to Anaheim, CA for a special visit to Disneyland and take in a DODGERS game. Unfortunately, the ANGELS were out of town while we are there so we won't get to see them. Anyway, I was wondering if anyone knows of some other areas of interest we should explore while we are there? Any bit of info would be appreciated. I want to also wish all Bomber alums a very special Easter this Sunday. Thank you! -Jil Lytle Smith ('82) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Shelley Williams Robillard ('84) Re: One more on Lowe's and Home Depot If you can stand it, one more interesting (I thought) note on Lowe's. I don't know if this is the case with Home Depot. I recently had a conversation with a fellow church member here in Moses Lake who is the owner of a local hardware/home store with the EXCELLENT kind of customer service and people who always know what they are talking about. We were talking about the closing of our Kmart, and cost cutting measures of big box stores. I had recently read about some of the things that "the other big box dept. store" expects its employees to do that basically amounts to free labor. I was told that Lowe's expects the people who are vendors in their store (you know the people who sell a certain product and are in the store restocking) to wear a Lowe's vest. They are required to help customers who ask questions, even if it has nothing to do with their product. This is part of the contract when vending at Lowe's. So that person who isn't very helpful, might not actually even be employed by Lowe's. Kind of like going to the Grocery store and asking the Pepsi man questions about the meat section. -Shelley Williams Robillard ('84) ~ Moses Lake, WA *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/20/03 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 16 Bombers sent stuff: Dick Roberts ('49), Ann Pearson ('50) Jimmie A. Shipman ('51) & Roberta Adkins ('52) Dick Pierard ('52), Lenora Hughes ('55) Helen Cross ('62), Donna Nelson ('63) Linda Reining ('64), Patti McLaughlin ('65) Jim Adair ('66), Kathie Moore ('69), & Steven Adair ('08) Cristy Cone ('74), Mike Davis ('74) Karen Davis ('76), Monique Mangold ('80) Lisa Koch ('88) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Chuck Shipman ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY 4/18: Debbie Cone Broughton (71) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dick Roberts ('49) We have two Home Depot stores within 15 miles of us. Both have knowledgeable, helpful people with a good attitude. It must be a local store management thing. However, we do notice a big time difference in attitude by clerks in stores in southern urban California. Not helpful and they're for their own amusement, not yours. -Richard "Dick" Roberts ('49) ~ Grover Beach, CA - Weather is perfect for an open house tour of several greenhouses in the Nipomo area today. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ann Pearson Burrows ('50) Thanks to all of you who helped me out with the Yoman Ferry location. Still haven't found it exactly, but it is moot now-the person was on Anderson Island after all and didn't know about Yoman Ferry either! Thanks again. -Ann Pearson Burrows ('50) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jimmie A. ('51) & Roberta Adkins Shipman ('52) Re: Chuck Shipman ('71) Wishing our oldest son Happy Birthday. Oh how 50 years go by so fast, so many good memories and good times? Have a good day. Love, Mom & Dad Bombers Forever -Jimmie A. ('51) & Roberta Adkins Shipman ('52) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dick Pierard ('52) As usual, Burt Pierard ('59) is the guy to talk to when you want information on early Richland. In the discussion about who was allowed to live there, he raised the matter of pastors. As you know, we had the two "army chapel" type of churches and their clergy could reside in town. However, other churches were allowed to rent space in schoolhouses or other public buildings, and their ministers could live in government houses. That was the case with the First Baptist Church pastor, and I remember that the Church of Christ fellow had put in some sort of baptistery in his basement. He also lived right by the Catholic priest's house. That group is fairly aggressive in their evangelistic outreach and every so often he would challenge the priest to a debate, but Father Sweeney knew better than to let himself get snookered into a no-win situation like that. Happy Easter to all. -Dick Pierard ('52) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Lenora Hughes Bejarano ('55) Happy Birthday (belated), Maren. Just because I am late doesn't mean the wishes aren't just as heartfelt. I hope you went out and painted the town RED. Thank you for being a good friend and true to all the Richland "kids". We all love you. -Lenora Hughes Bejarano ('55) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) From: Beautiful McKinley Park area in Sacramento, CA I just toured my old stomping ground, the McKinley Park, as we were so fortunate as to have owned our first home right across the street from the tennis grounds and the library, pool, and rose gardens, etc. of McKinley Park. As I walked around remembering lots of fun days, I wished we'd kept our old house there. But we are enjoying visiting old friends we met from our fun years with P&G in Sacramento in the late '60s and early '70s. We went to get a picture of my husband with his bike in front of our old house because he started his trip across Highway 50 yesterday!! The rain broke and it was a beautiful day from San Francisco where he started at Point Lobos to Vallejo where he'd taken the ferry route to McKinley Park, a l0l mile trip as he drove it. He survived and enjoyed that first day. He isn't sure how well he'll enjoy the mountains ahead, especially as there is more snow predicted up there. But our friends in the outskirts of Placerville have kindly taken us in for longer than we'd planned, and we have enjoyed getting to spend time with them again. They are expecting their 2nd Grandchild in the next week or so, so we want to move on to see more of Highway 50. But Sacramento and all of Northern California is so beautiful with spring flowers everywhere, and for now everything is as green as Ireland!! Let me close wishing everyone, especially our troops a Happy Blessed Easter!! I am reading "Citizen Washington" about the Revolutionary War and troops walking about without shoes and leaving blood footprints in the snow, and I am so thankful for the sacrifices that so many have made for our great country of the free and the brave. I want to wish you a Happy Birthday too, Maren. And also Happy Birthday to my old Olympia Street neighbor, Mark Rohrbacher ('66)!! -Helen Cross Kirk ('62) ~ in California while it has been warmer back home in Indiana. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Donna Nelson Duff ('63) Happy Birthday, Maren. I was referred to as an "Old Biscuit" at school yesterday by a good friend. So, I hope you're still a sweet "Young Muffin". Re: Lowe's Hardware I love them in Wenatchee or at least one of their employees. I have an antique floor lamp I had to rewire because it was a fire hazard. It may be one purchased in our GI homes along with all the other furniture. Anyway, I had about "75" pieces after taking it apart and I was looking for replacements at Lowe's. A clerk in the electrical department was helping me and finally he said "Why don't you just bring it in. We're not supposed to touch people's projects but Monday evenings are slow". I baked cookies and took them along. Now I have a newly rewired lamp for $5 and I know I couldn't have done it. Re: Tokens My grandmother and I used to catch the bus with tokens on the corner of Hunt and Symons where my grandparents lived, ride the bus to Penny's and she'd look at patterns and fabric by the steps in Penny's that went to the second floor with sportswear. We'd go upstairs and I could look over the railing to the floor below. When she was done, we'd catch the bus with a token again and ride "downtown" to CC Anderson's to look at fabric. The tokens ended up on a gypsy skirt hem when I was in kindergarten. Re: teachers What about Mr. Yonce, 5th grade Sacajawea? He was my first male teacher and sure inspired lots of us. Also, Mr. Edwards in the 6th at Sacy!!!! Happy Easter -Donna Nelson Duff ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda Reining ('64) To: Jil Lytle Smith ('82) Re: Disneyland and special places to visit depending on your likes and dislikes, there is a place close to Disneyland called, "Medevial Times"--- you sit in an arena setting, watch men on horses jousting and your food is served to you on huge platters, without utensils---you are supposed to eat everything with your fingers!!!! I have not been there (the thought of eating, with horses running around just doesn't sound appetizing to me), but my daughter and her family have, and they loved it! -Linda Reining ('64) ~ Bakersfield, CA - we are starting to dry out from the recent storm... now, we just have the blasted wind!!!!! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patti McLaughlin Cleavenger ('65) Re: Correction Have to correct Irene de la Bretonne Hays ('61) on one thing. CC Anderson's DID become a Bon Marche and it was located in the same building on the Parkway for awhile. -Patti McLaughlin Cleavenger ('65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jim ('66), Kathie Moore ('69), & Steven Adair ('08) Re: Maren's Birthday Since it is after midnight, we are technically late, but please accept this with the affection it is given. Happy Birthday Maren! And a BIG Thank You for all that you do for all of us Bombers. -Jim Adair ('66) -Kathie Moore Adair ('69) -Steven Adair ('08) from West Richland, where it is supposed to be 32 tonight ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Cristy Cone Penny ('74) Belated Happy Birthday to my sister Debbie Cone Broughton ('71) Happy 50th! (birthday was April 18). And Happy Birthday to my sister Meg Cone Blankenship ('70) Happy 51st! (birthday is April 22). From your favorite younger sister. -Cristy Cone Penny ('74) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Davis ('74) To: Irene de la Bretonne Hays ('61) Nope, JC Penney's was the second store from the corner. CC Anderson's was at the Parkway in that building, but so was the Bon Marche at one time. That's all! -Mike Davis ('74) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Karen Davis Scheffer ('76) Happy birthday Maren---and thanks so much, not only for what you do for all of us with this---BUT for putting up with Mike. That in itself is so hard---I know you cringe when he writes in---we all do! -Karen Davis Scheffer ('76) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Monique Mangold Beaucour ('80) Joyeux Anniversaire, Maren. And happy Easter to all! -Monique Mangold Beaucour ('80) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Lisa Koch Muir ('88) To: Lil Lytle Smith ('82) I live in Huntington Beach, CA and have a couple suggestions for your trip to Anaheim. If you don't mind a little drive, I highly recommend the Getty Museum. It is in L.A. and you should call for reservations. Closer is the relatively new Long Beach Aquarium. It is wonderful and a lot of fun (things you can touch, etc.). Laguna Beach is great. There are areas you can explore with tide pools. A fun place to eat is Medieval Times (right down the street from Disneyland). It is a dinner and tournament where you watch jousting and eat with no silverware (great for kids). If shopping interests you, Fashion Island in Newport Beach is great (it's an outdoor mall) and South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa is wonderful. Hmmm.... I could go on forever. Hopefully this helps! -Lisa Koch Muir ('88) ~ Huntington Beach, CA *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/21/03 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 8 Bombers sent stuff: Claris Van Dusen ('48), Jim Grow ('51) Peter "Kay" Wheadon ('56), Irene de la Bretonne ('61) John Browne, Jr. ('61), Jeanie Hutchins ('62) Patricia de la Bretonne ('65), Jenny Smart ('87) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Katie Sheeran Johnson ('61) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER LUNCH Today: 1940's Ladies & Spouses (longest running Bomber Lunch) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Claris Van Dusen Troutman ('48) For Maren: Sorry I missed your birthday yesterday! Many happy returns and hope you had a wonderful special day. HAPPY BIRTHDAY (a day late) MAREN!!! -Claris Van Dusen Troutman ('48) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jim Grow ('51) Re: Remington Arms in 1943 A bunch of old guys were talking Friday at lunch and one said something I had never heard before. He said Remington Arms company was here and doing work on the project in 1943. He also said that company brought a lot of their people here from their plant somewhere in Utah. We all disagreed but he insisted he was correct. I would mention names but you would just ask me why I was hanging around with that old bunch of crack-pots. Was Remington here in '43 and did they bring people? -Jim Grow ('51) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Peter "Kay" Wheadon ('56) Does anyone remember the name of the music teacher at Carmichael Jr. High who wrote the "school song"? I think the words were: Te ay, te ikus, everybody likes us, we are the gang from Carmichael High. Always a-winning, always a-grinning, always a-feeling fine, Ti yi. It would have been about 1951. Thanks, -Peter "Kay" Wheadon ('56) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Irene de la Bretonne Hays ('61) To: Patty McLaughlin Cleavanger ('65) and Mike Davis ('74) Yup, thanks for reminding me that the Bon Marche had a brief life at the location of CCAndersons -- during the time that JC Penneys occupied its prime location in the Uptown. Seems the Bon may have been an "A" store in those days whereas now, unfortunately, it barely stocks the "B" apparel! -Irene de la Bretonne Hays ('61) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: John Browne, Jr. ('61) Re: A Happy Easter 4 generations of my family were sitting around together when I said something like "a happy Four- Twenty to all," which provoked knowing sidelong glances between young nieces & nephews (who refused to share the 'joke' with me). I can't imagine that these kids know that it's Hitler's birthday, but what do I know? Anyhow, the subject of teachers from the past came up, & brought with it memories of those who had inspired us. My sister Colleen ('66) shared John Allen's ('66) appreciation for Sister Mary Martin & others at Christ the King, while my own mind recalled my first brush with a bonafide Art instructor, at Jefferson, in '53 maybe - Francis Coelho. Along with Ms. Jones, our PE teacher, he really made an impression on me, at a time when my 'culture shock' was fresh (we had moved from Tacoma to Richland that year, & my parochial school background was not, initially, a 'good fit' with my new surroundings). Later, at CJ there were many memorable teachers (including Monsieurs Piippo, Bernard, Barnard, & my fave, Ora Cottrill, nee Tate); but L. Holland St. John got my attention in a good way: Speech class was a physical & intellectual joy, as well as a place of great embarrassment. At Col-Hi, from Naomi Buescher's Geometry homeroom (my first year, first period class) to Tom Barton's Senior English, there was 'a whole lotta learnin'... the two most dissimilar, but highly effective being Ida Mecum & Fran Rish, I guess... I have to mention Mr. Wilson, at Spalding, who drilled his 6th graders with an 'answers only' math program that I credit to this day with my abilities to add, subtract & multiply comfortably & accurately w/o paper or a calculator. It takes guys like that... bless 'em all! ^..^ -John Browne, Jr. ('61) ~ Vashon Island, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jeanie Hutchins Simon ('62) Re: Move to Richland My Dad, Floyd Hutchins, was Assistant Postmaster in Richland, with dear friend, Ed Peddicord, Postmaster ~ along with friends John Dam, Kit Campbell, etc. we were at the time, one of the few families that didn't work out in the "Area". Dad transferred from the Kennewick P.O. and we moved to our newly completed Benham "B" house on September 15, 1944. I had just had my first Birthday ~ leaving Kennewick with all the beautiful trees, grass, etc. to a house that sat on a "yard" of dirt and sand. I really don't know that I could have done that as a young mother, but so thankful that my parents did. When Burt Pierard ('59) mentioned about the low Richland crime rate in those early years, it brought back memories of families that would be literally moved out of town overnight, if a family member was involved in a crime or scandal ~ either out in the Area or in town. It was simply not tolerated and you were no longer in Richland. I only knew of this happening a few times. As a young person, I remember it was done quickly and quietly, and something my sister and I were not to talk about outside the family. To: Larry Mattingly ('60) Did you get the information you were wanting regarding getting Prescriptions filled in Canada (Canadian prices) through a place here in Bellingham? I recall that in the past month or so, there was an article in our Bellingham Newspaper about this and I've been trying to get the information from the Bellingham Herald. I will continue pursuing this if you haven't already gotten the information. -Jeanie Hutchins Simon ('62) ~ Bellingham, WA - Beautiful, sunny Easter Day! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patricia de la Bretonne ('65) Maren, somehow I missed the Sandstorm with your birthday in it! Sooo, Happy Late Birthday to you! I also did not read from my sister Irene about CC Anderson's, but yes Patti M, you are correct. -Patricia de la Bretonne ('65) ~ Seattle and my B'day is coming up too, in May. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jenny Smart Page ('87) Re: Remember to Vote For all you Bombers who still have the pleasure of living within the Richland School District, I'd like to remind you to take 10 minutes from your busy schedule sometime before 8:00 PM Tuesday April 22, to show your community and school pride by supporting the construction bond. Together we can provide our hometown kids the facilities they need to be successful. -Jenny Smart Page ('87) ~ West Richland *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/22/03 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 21 Bombers sent stuff: Barbara Barron ('50), Don Fisher ('50) Jim Jensen ('50), Bob Harman ('51) Doreen Hallenbeck ('51), Dore Tyler ('53) Millie Finch ('54), Karol Brimhall ('56) Peter "Kay" Wheadon ('56), Burt Pierard ('59) Ruth Miles ('59), Larry Mattingly ('60) Michael Waggoner ('60), Pete Overdahl ('60) Cliff Cunningham ('62), Jim Hamilton ('63) Leoma Coles ('63), Maren Smyth ('63 & '64) David Rivers ('65), Jerry Lewis ('73) Cecily Riccobuono ('77) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Meg Cone Blankenship ('70) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Barbara Barron Doyle ('50) To: Jim Grow ('51) Re: Remington Arms My father was transferred here by Remington Arms from Salt Lake City, Utah in 1943. The rest of our family moved out shortly after when temporary housing was found in Prosser for a couple of months then moved into a 3 bedroom prefab until an "L" house became available. Remember the housing list? We moved 4 times before settling in a "Q" house. This, of course, meant changing schools with all but one of the moves. Great fun in those days. No one without a Q clearance could stay in town after sun down so the kids were pretty safe running around town unsupervised. -Barbara Barron Doyle ('50) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Don Fisher ('50) Re: Remington Arms in 1943 To: Jim Grow ('51) My father, Howard Fisher, was employed by Remington Arms in Salt Lake City in 1943. He left Salt Lake City and came to Washington is about 1943. I don't know if he came with Remington Arms or if he had just heard of the job opportunities here. He started with the Hanford Fire Department stationed at the old Hanford town site, later he worked in the 200 areas and worked there until his retirement from ARCO. Being just a kid when the family moved to Washington, I wasn't really into the whats and whys of what was happening around me. -Don Fisher ('50) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jim Jensen ('50) Re: Remington Arms in '43 Hey Jim Grow! ('51) Very early in 1943 a fair number of individuals employed at the Remington Arms Plant in Salt Lake City were invited (subject to "passing" a security clearance) to participate in an endeavor called by various names: "Hanford Project" - "Pasco Project" - etc. My Dad and two of his friends, Skip Page and Grant Segrist, took the plunge. Ultimately they were three of many who made the move from Remington to Hanford and dwelt in hastily erected mens' barracks. Dad always referred to the Hanford employer as "duPont." Jim, I remember your smiling face around the campus. I remember a long-sleeved, bright, red shirt you used to wear. I always wanted one of those, but never could find one that fit. -Jim Jensen ('50) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob Harman ('51) Re: Remington Arms I doubt that they were here then. I am sure that DuPont was here and that they were here because of their expertise in explosives. At least that's what I recall. I, of course, was much too young to really know. My memory is based on hearsay. The guys you hang with are probably much older than I. -Bob Harman ('51) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Doreen Hallenbeck Waldkoetter ('51) Re: Remington Arms To: Jim Grow ('51) Jim, I don't recall the company of Remington Arms being in Richland, however, my father was transferred to Richland from the Remington Arms plant in Ilion, New York - could there have been a company connection between DuPont and Remington? I believe I know a few of those old crack pots you mention; one is a gray-bearded tax man isn't he? Hope to see y'all in June. -Doreen Hallenbeck Waldkoetter ('51) ~ Green Valley, AZ the most beautiful time of the year in the Southwest - 86 on Easter Sunday. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dore Tyler ('53) Re: Remington Arms Co To: Jim Grow ('51) Remington Arms was a wholly owned part of DuPont, who ran the plant until GE took over in '48(?) My father, the original Dore Tyler, worked for Remington near Boston and took a 6 month assignment to the construction crew at Hanford Jan or February '44. He signed on for a year in operations and the rest is history. During the strike of '69 he was offered a real "sweetheart deal" offer for early retirement, which he jumped on. A decision he never regretted. He wore his 25yr GE pin till his death in '92. -The current Dore Tyler ('53) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Millie Finch Gregg ('54) Re: FYI (For Your Information) I first of all want to apologize to Maren since I forgot her birthday. I hope you day was filled with lots of happiness Oma, and that you have many more. You do a remarkable service for us and I know I speak for Bombers everywhere - we APPRECIATE you - even if you are getting old!!!! Sorry that just happened. My fingers wouldn't stop typing! Next subject - I have been reading the entries about the CC Anderson store/Bon Marche etc., and also the Remington Arms story. So.... I thought what better reference spot than to my mother - Marjorie Finch Armstrong. So I called her and we chatted and this is what I found out: 1) My mom worked at CC Anderson's when it opened and stayed employed there until 1951 and it was still Anderson's then. After they left later, the Bon Marche came in and that is the only 2 large companies in that building. J.C.Penny was on the GWWay side of Uptown, on the SE corner of uptown. Next, Remington Arms - My dad was working for Remington Arms in Denver. The draft for the Military was going on, and one day dad got called into the office and they told him his number was almost at the top (and at that time they were taking men even with small children), so they said if that happens you won't have a choice, however, there is this Manhattan Project in the state of WA that is a Gov't job and we can send you there. Mom said she and dad talked about it a lot and came to the conclusion to keep the family all together they would come here. So dad rode a train out in late 1943, and mom and us kids came in the Spring of 1944. Our house on the corner of Benham and Cullum was not finished so we stayed in the Desert Inn Hotel (which is now Hanford House, Double Tree, etc.) and every day we would go to see what progress they were making on the house. We got to move in about 2 weeks later and - as they say - the rest is history and what a wonderful choice Dad and Mom made. Good day to all -Millie Finch Gregg ('54) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Karol Brimhall Smith ('56) To: Jim Grow ('51) Re: Remington Arms and work at Hanford I double checked my memory with my Dad, Jex Brimhall (who is now 90 years young) and was employed by Remington Arms in Salt Lake City Utah in l942. In September of that year, duPont sent representatives to Remington in Salt Lake and also Denver to recruit workers for the construction phase at Hanford. My Dad signed on with DuPont in January of 1943 for the operations phase, and was put in charge of the Payroll Department (addressograph). He says quite a few of the early workers came from Remington at both Salt Lake and Denver, but to his knowledge, they were no longer employed by Remington, but by DuPont. There were a very few top scientists who were paid under an alias to maintain the secrecy of the Manhattan Project. He specifically remembers the paycheck for Enrico Fermi was made out to "Eric Farmer". My Dad used to drive the "Circle Route" around to all the outer areas to deliver the weekly payroll in the beginning, and has tons of stories. Re: Low Crime Rate The information about low crime is absolutely correct. By the time I was in 3rd Grade, I was aware of FBI Agents visiting several homes in our neighborhood and asking questions about whether the residents had strange comings and goings at their house, etc. There was an incident where a fellow was found to be "fooling around" and he was immediately put on a plane. His family was packed up and moved the next day. It did make for a wonderful safe place to grow up. -Karol Brimhall Smith ('56) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Peter "Kay" Wheadon ('56) Re: Remington Arms Remington Arms had a munitions plant on Redwood Road in Salt Lake City. I think they were owned by DuPont. In 1943, they apparently had enough ammunition stockpiled, and closed the plant. A number of workers, including my father, Clay Wheadon, were transferred to Richland at that time and worked for DuPont before GE took over. I was about 6 and remember the train ride from Salt Lake. I think we got off at Umatilla. We stayed at the Desert Inn for two weeks while the "A" house at 804 Williams Blvd. was being completed. -Peter "Kay" Wheadon ('56) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Burt Pierard ('59) To: Jim Grow ('51) Re: Remington Arms in 1943 The "old guy" was correct. Remington Arms was a subsidiary of DuPont. Most all the "old guys" that I know who were transferred here by DuPont came from Remington Plants somewhere in the country - Denver was a popular source. Bomber Cheers, -Burt Pierard ('59) ~ Richland to Seattle commuter ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ruth Miles Bruns ('59) Re: Remington Arms in 1943 Yes, indeed, some Remington Arms folks came to Hanford. My father, Fred Miles, was one. He and some other men came to Hanford from Denver to check the place out before bringing my mother and me up from Denver (we lived in a tiny trailer until we moved to a prefab in town in 1945). The letters Fred wrote to Blanche at that time are still around, with my brother Jo Miles ('64). I won't be surprised if he responds to this question, too! Fred worked in personnel while the plant was being built, and in "tenant relations" during the years Richland was a company town. Jo ('64) and John ('67) were born at Kadlec Hospital. -Ruth Miles Bruns ('59) ~ in beautiful downtown Goldendale, WA - where Spring is in full cry. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Larry Mattingly ('60) Re: Prescriptions To: Jeannie Simon ('62) Thanks for your inquiry. I received a large number of responses direct and we are following up on the multitude of advice. Thanks to all who responded. I am fortunate that other than occasional lower back and sinus problems I am not on any meds. The prescription was for a new employee who is moving into this area and was recently diagnosed with "adult onset asthma". It hit her hard in Anchorage, but to her surprise, it is much less a problem since she relocated to Olympia. A small side story here..both my mother (RIP) and her sister (who still lives in the Tri Cities) came down with this malady about the same time. Mom was in Kadlec on life support, failing rapidly when I got there. I persuaded the Dr. to send her to UW Hospital where a Dr. Moira Phillips had her up and walking in 2 days. The Dr. in Richland seemed to have no idea it could be asthma. Apparently this disease is far more common than most people are aware of. Re: Tidbits on CC Anderson's I worked there in 1958-'59 stocking shelves and sweeping floors. Maurice Smith was the manager. My mother worked there in accounting for several years in the '50s also. CC Anderson's and The Bon Marche (now just "The Bon") were both owned by Federated Department Stores. There were several "CC" stores in the group in those days. When it became apparent that Federated was going to have one of the "anchor" stores in the planned Columbia Center, they changed the name to the Bon Marche to provide a smooth transition. Maurice was a great guy to work for and he always had several RHS students working there. "Happiness is the sky in bloom" -J Larry Mattingly ('60) ~ Olympia where we have 8 tiny baby ducks swimming on the pond with mom and dad. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Michael Waggoner ('60) To: Irene de la Bretonne Hays ('61) I remember a Bon Marche in the old downtown. To: Ed Quigley ('62) I used to hunt birds. I recall that the Columbia River and several hundred yards on either side were a migratory bird sanctuary, closed to hunting. We would watch the geese and ducks fly back and forth over the river to gain enough altitude to be out of range of the hunters at the edge of the sanctuary. -Michael Waggoner ('60) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Pete Overdahl ('60) Re: Col Hi Bombers Basketball Game advertisement On the back of a 1946 news clipping of a Birthday Party for Jerry Martin. On the back side of the page of the party there was an advertisement for the upcoming game. "BASKETBALL COL-HI BOMBERS vs. TOPPENISH Saturday Night - Dec. 14 "Babes" Play at 7:30 Admission - Adults 75c, Children 30c" If you notice in the ad for the basketball game, the girls team was shown a little Politically Incorrect "BABES". I have located some photos of some of the old little league teams, like PALS, HAMTC, FLYING J, teams. Pete Overdahl ('60) ~ Still in Richland - where Easter was as beautiful as any you have ever seen. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Cliff Cunningham ('62) Re: Remington Arms I don't know about Remington Arms being in Richland in 1943 but my dad came to Richland in June of 1944 from the Denver Remington Arms Ordinance Plant. A lot of folks came from different Remington Plants. I could be wrong, but I believe DuPont owned Remington. Makes sense when you consider DuPont was a power manufacture. -Cliff Cunningham ('62) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jim Hamilton ('63) Several people have replied that there was a Roberta Rucker who lived on Duane, but they didn't think she had a brother named Freddie. My sister Carolynn ('60), was friends with Roberta, but she doesn't recall her having a brother either. Of course, she has often tried to forget about me, but I won't let her. I have her phone number and I've never let the two hour time difference between Kirkland and [western] Florida dictate when it is convenient for her to receive calls. jimbeaux -Jim Hamilton ('63) ~ Kirkland, WA - where you can see your breath and the tulips are in bloom. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Leoma Coles ('63) Re: Lowe's discussion I worked for Sears for over 25 years and after getting let go in a "restructure of the management team" I went to work for Lowe's. They are very customer service focused and we are supposed to take the customer to the product when needed. The vendors that we have wear gray vests that are labeled "vendor". The store manager in any retail business sets the attitude in the store and our manager is the greatest! He is at the register when needed and helps the customers load merchandise on our busy days. I appreciate my job and the benefits outweigh those that I had at Sears. I am making more money after working one year at Lowe's than I did after 25 at Sears... Hope that helps with the understanding of working in the BIG BOX! Had a great Easter with my grandaughter's first Easter basket and friends and family... Take care, -Leoma Coles ('63) ~ Salem, Or - where it's cloudy and sprinkling ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Maren Smyth ('63 and '64) To: Peggy Hartnett ('72) Hope you're reading the Sandstorm on the website and see this because your daily nostalgia dose has been bouncing for some time. I received your email about it and responded, but that bounced, too. Possible solution is to check with your ISP to see if they have recently installed some kind of filters. Bomber cheers, Maren Smyth ('63 & '64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: David Rivers ('65) Re: Class of '65 ~ June 20-22, 2003 Hey Gang! It's that time again! This year we will again be holding the yearly gathering of the 65ers during Cool Desert Nights. The dates for our gathering will be the 20th - 22d of June 2003. Get your reservations in early! I hear that Jimbeaux ('63) and Freddie Schafer ('63) have invited Frank Osgard Jr.'s ('63WB) entire family tree... it's more like a clinging vine... I'm thinking Number 32 ('63) will also be coming and you know how them Texan's are... they need lotsa room! What I'm saying is that the Gold Medal Class of '63 is having its 40th (Holy Crap Batman... they be old!) reunion... course they will all be on the bottom floors just in case the elevators break down... so the top rooms will still be available I would think... Friday night we will have our normal Las Margarita's din din... at 7:30... I think Simpson should make the reservations... course ya don't gotta be in the class of '65 to have dinner with us... got that Roe ('63, '64) girls... Ms. Hoff ('64)... etc., etc., etc/? (yeah, Freddie you can come too only if you bring your beautiful bride)... AFTER the dinner, we will reconvene at Lyman's ('65) house for a party... He lives over by my house on Stevens... can't remember the address but we'll figure it out... still has the cigar smoke from his dad lingering over it... Saturday will be the car show on your own and then meet at the Hanford house for the all-class... it is going to be held... right? If not we will just crash the class of '63 and pick up babes and guys... the street dances will be going on so there will be plenty to do... Naturally the Kingsmen will be singing their bootleg-Oreeeeeeegon version of "Louie Louie" (or is it Oriiiiiiiigon... as in Louiiiiiii Louiiiiii)... Sunday we'll have a little breakfast at the Hanford House and then wish it was just beginning and not over... Lyman can finally qualify for Sr. Breakfast so we gotta go there... If Beej ('65) isn't off to some ball tourney again this year, maybe we can have our little farewells over at his house... So bottom line is... BE THERE! -David Rivers ('65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jerry Lewis ('73) Re: 30th Year Reunion, Class of '73 If you are a member of the Class of '73 or know the whereabouts of a class member, please visit the reunion web-site and search the member list to see if their address needs to be updated (only the numbers in the addresses are revealed to protect privacy). You can submit an update from the search page. We're sending the reunion announcements this week, so addresses updated by Tuesday p.m. or Wednesday a.m. should get in the first mailing. Even if it's later, updates will be helpful, as we expect a number of returned fliers. There is also up-to-date info about the activities. I'll be adding more, including a PDF of the brochure later this week or next. The reunion site is at If you have a problem connecting to it, try reloading the page. If problems persist, drop me a line. -Jerry Lewis ('73) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Cecily Riccobuono McClanahan ('77) Maren, a belated "Happy Birthday" to you. Hope you had a great one. Also, thanks for the Sandstorm, and all your hard work. It's much appreciated. -Cecily Riccobuono McClanahan ('77) ~ Camas, WA - where we had a beautiful Easter weekend. Spring time here is the best! *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/23/03 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 11 Bombers and 1 Bomber Mom today: Marilynn Working ('54), Deanna Case ('55) Gus Keeney ('57), Patti Jones ('60) Tom Hemphill ('62), Jim House ('63) Carol Converse ('64), Kathy Coppinger ('64) Rick Maddy ('67), Kathy Hartnett ('72) Monique Mangold ('80), Wanda Janos (Bomber Mom) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mike Bradley ('56) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rita Eckert Small ('61) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Marilynn Working Highstreet ('54) Re: JC Penny's in Uptown My mother worked there in the office in '53-'54. Not sure when she started or how long she worked there, as I had eloped in August of 1954, just after graduation. I remember the store being at the north end of Uptown, because she would walk down to Kennel-Ellis Studios where I worked to see me, as my father was angry at me for eloping and wouldn't let me come home. That only lasted about 3 months, and he finally cooled down and my new husband and I were able to visit them on Kimball. My dad, Clyde Working, worked for GE as a mechanical drafting engineer, but I don't remember what company he came from, except that we were living in Vancouver, WA, before coming to Richland in 1946. Does anyone remember the blueprints they used to draw on in the Engineering Dept, I think 300 Area? My dad would bring home the old ones and mother would soak them in the iron tub in the basement overnight, and then peel the paper off the cloth and then she would hem the edges and make dishtowels. They were fantastic!!! The fabric was real sturdy and white. Also, my dad was amateur photographer. We had a darkroom in the basement and he made our picture Christmas cards. We would sit around the table and color them with colored pencils. He did all of the art work himself, even one year drawing the "cloud". I still have the negatives and copies of some of the cards. Dad took pictures of neighbors families, ministers families, store manager's families and a lot of people around Richland. I have his old photo albums with these pictures, and I have NO idea who they are. If anyone recognizes my name and has a parent they can ask, find out if my dad took their pictures. I would like someone to have them. Maren, thanks a million for the great work you do for us Bombers!!! -Marilynn Working Highstreet ('54) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Deanna Case Ackerman ('55) To: Peter "Kay" Wheadon ('56) The Carmichael Jr. Hi school song was probably written by William Dunton, who was the vocal music teacher in 1951. -Deanna Case Ackerman ('55) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gus Keeney ('57) Re: DuPont Ray Keeney, The Father of "The Keeney Kids" Gus ('57), Missy ('59), Patricia ('63), and Jack ('65), transferred out to Hanford from DuPont's Belle, WV Chemical plant in 1942 or '43. I think The Belle plant manufactured Ethylene Glycol, and maybe some other Chemicals. -Gus Keeney ('57) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) Re: C.C. Anderson's/The Bon Marche' I went to work for C.C. Anderson's in 1958 in what I knew to be Downtown Richland. (The building I worked for still stands divided into little businesses.) In the year following, C.C.Anderson's was bought out by The Bon Marche'. I worked at what was known as The Bon Marche' until September of 1962 (same building) when I moved to San Jose, CA. The transition from C.C. Anderson's to the The Bon Marche' was easy. If my memory serves me there was a meeting where we all were told the wave of conversation about the buy out was true. There we're no big change of employee. The only time we noticed anything different was when the Seattle people would visit the store, which was not often. The store always did a good volume. It was a rarity to have a change of employees. Ginger Knirck (Bill Knirck's ('65 RIP) mother) was the buyer for the Dress department. And did she know how to buy. Jantzen and Pendleton wools we're a couple of the brands. Ginger also hosted a Fashion show twice a year. Fall was on the mezzanine of the store. Spring was at the Hanford House in the courtyard. Many of the models such as myself worked for the store. I worked for Gurtha Edwards in the yardage department most of the time. Also floated to different departments during vacation time. It was always fun working in the men's department. Some of the students names I can remember are Mike McKeown ('60), Dean Myers ('60), Judy Cameron Ayers ('60) and Nada McCoy ('62) worked there during the time I was there. The manager of the store gave opportunity to any student in high school when he could. He worked the hours for our schooling. The pay for a student at that time started at $.90 an hour. I was making $1.05 when I quit. Sure paid for a lot of gas to drive around Richland, buy cokes and french fries at By's. The staff was small. Many were mothers of Bombers. They we're all my "other mother"... learned lots from all of them. A group of very caring people as was everyone in Bomberville. The Bon Marche's motto was "The Customer is always Right". As staff we lived and breathed the motto. The motto has carried with me throughout my work years. Re: Puget Sound Area/Fife luncheon The Bomber Babes and Dudes I know, I know it seems like we just had a luncheon. Mother's Day puts the monthly luncheon back a week. Club 40 in September the luncheon rolls to the Sunday after. The other ten months the luncheons are on the second Sunday of the month. Please make reservations by Friday May 2, 2003 DATE: May 4, 2002 COFFEE TIME: 11:30 P.M. LUNCH TIME: 12:30 p.m. WHERE: Fife Bar and Grill In between Goodyear Tire and Day's Inn PHONE: (253) 922-9555 ADDRESS: 3025 Pacific Hwy E., Fife, WA I-5 North, Exit 136 B (Port of Tacoma) I-5 South Exit, 136 Turn left on Pacific Hwy. E. PRICE: Price range $10.00 - $14.50 includes drink and tip All Bomber Spouses and Friends are welcome! -Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) ~ Browns Point, WA - where thankfully the Bioterroism Tacoma Post Office care was quickly over and not valid. Spring has my flowers flourishing already. So glad to have the cold weather go away. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Tom Hemphill ('62) This is a follow-up to the questions about the Rucker family in south side Richland. I do not recall a Freddie Rucker, but I do know the Rucker Family very well on Duane (oops, sorry - Goethals now), Roberta "Bobbie" ('60), Jack ('59), and Janice ('55). We moved into one side of the "A" house in 1947 and the Ruckers were in the other half. Hellen (Mom) is still in that house and doing fine, even with the stairs. Jack lives there with mom and runs here errands for her sometimes. Brother Mick ('66) and I stay in touch with the Rucker family. My wife (Linda) and I recently moved back to Vancouver, WA and we live just a few blocks from Janice "Jan" Rucker Meyer. We see her a lot more often now. Still do not recall a Freddie Rucker, however. -Tom Hemphill ('62) ~ in commonly overcast Vancouver, WA where the grass is growing way too fast on our new farm. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jim House ('63) To: David Rivers ('65) Nice to see the class of '65 is having their annual get-together during our reunion. However, your suggestion that you sophomores might pick up some "63 babes" on Saturday night is simply a fantasy that should have passed 40 years ago. -Jim House ('63) ~ Houston, TX P.S. Semper Fi means YOU will request permission for a formal introduction before approaching MY Gold Medal '63 ladies. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Carol Converse Maurer ('64) Re: Remington Arms Company, Inc. I have a piece of paper that I've saved of my dad's, George Dewey Converse. The letter head states that it's a subsidiary of DuPont and also Peters. Since my folks lived in Mohawk, NY at the time, the branch of the company is from Ilion, NY. He was signed on (Hanford Project) back in l944. It's very interesting to see the many branches that Remington Arms Company had across the US. I have a traveling expense report also from 1944 with the E.I. DuPont De Nemours and Company. It's for subsistence to my mom while their furniture was in route. -Carol Converse Maurer ('64) ~ Eureka, CA, where Winter is still with us!! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Kathy Coppinger ('64) Re: Remington Arms My dad worked at Remington Arms in Kansas City, MO from about 1940 to 1943. He was one of many who put on the propellers on B52 bombers or some similar plane. He was recruited by DuPont to work as a security guard at this remote place called Hanford in Washington state. It seemed like a good opportunity and would mean more income for the family. My Mom and Dad and brother had originally come from east Texas. Of course, it seemed like the end of the world to my mom when she came out with my sister and brother in 1944. My dad lived in the "bachelor barracks" in downtown Richland (I think there's one left) and I don't recall where my Mom said she and my sister and brother stayed when they hit town. They eventually rented half of a "B" house on Thayer Drive in Richland and we lived there until 1955 when we were able to move into a "ranch house" on Birch. -Kathy Coppinger ('64)~ Kennewick, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Rick Maddy ('67) To: Jim Grow ('51) Re: Remington Arms in 1943 There was a blast from the past with this one. I recall having a conversation when I was in junior high with someone long lost in memory about their father being involved with tests based on metallurgy of the lands and grooves (rifling) in gun barrels. The study of melt down tolerances based upon the friction of bullets passing through the barrel in mass quantity (rounds per minute). I really never gave it much thought at the time. I recall thinking if they were working on nukes then why not gun barrels. But now it sounds like Remington only sent all these folks to do clerical and leadership type jobs and whomever the father was of who I was talking to may have only had that job where they came from. Maybe that brown dog was black. -Rick Maddy ('67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Peggy Hartnett ('72) Maren: Thank you for your continued efforts to get the Sandstorm to me. We were in the netherworld for several days until our local, extremely creative server got regrounded in reality and got our service back. First you wonder "what did I miss" then you get regrounded in reality and wonder "what didn't I miss"! I did not get a chance to wish my big sis Mary Mike ('61) a Happy 60th Birthday in the Sandstorm due to being offline, so late as it is, I hope it was a nice one. -Peggy Hartnett ('72) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Monique Mangold Beaucour ('80) Re: country music I need your help once again and I know you will spoil me as you always do Bombers! I fall in love with country music which we don't have in France of course, but I can order the CDs in some store here. Could you tell me what's the top right now or even if there is a site I could order those CDs... I like particularly Garth Brooks songs and I would like to find the words of some of his songs... I couldn't find the right site for now... I know I can thank you already! -Monique Mangold Beaucour ('80) ~ region of Champagne, France where it has been sunny for 12 weeks now! (never seen that before!) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Wanda Janos (Bomber Mom) Ruth ('59) and Jo ('64) Miles: I still remember you both and the Beaulio? boys on Hodges court... I still live here... same house... I volunteer at the CREHST Museum [] every week and enjoy running into many old timers... checking up on the past... come visit us... Fridays I work... and you might just lose some of those good ole days in some of the pictures we have on file. Nice to see you are still close to us... I keep in touch with the Camerons, too. Greetings -Wanda Janos (Bomber Mom) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/24/03 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 15 Bombers and 1 Colt sent stuff: Kay Wier ('37 Colt), Curt Donahue ('53) Dore Tyler ('53), Max Sutton ('57) Patti Jones ('60), Roger Gress ('61) Helen Cross ('62), Jeanie Hutchins ('62) George Barnett ('63), Dennis Hammer ('64) Linda Reining ('64), Shirley Collings ('66) Jim Bixler ('72), Cecily Riccobuono ('77) Jenny Smart ('87), Dwayne Bussman ('98) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Leslie Swanson Holeman ('59) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Benjamin Hausenbuiller ('98) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Kay Weir Fishback ('37 Colt) Re: Reunions It's nice that so many of you keep in touch with your friends with class reunions-even us old - or as we say REAL Richlanders - have some but do any of you have Family reunions? as people now seem to scatter people don't know their own kin. This was especially true of the Weirs. Our parents were British and we didn't know any of our relatives-quite a few had been killed in the so-called War to end all wars anyway. We have all been to Britain since we grew up-and my sister Jean ('43) lived there for about four years. All of this made us decide our children should know their kin-so we started having family reunions every other year and we'd pick a place and whoever lived near there would organize it. One big feature was a family "GONG" show some of you must remember the old Gong Show on TV. The Gong show had traveling prizes-1st prize a Bowling Trophy we bought in pawn shop and you' never believe the Booby prize we acquired a ceramic breast. We are all getting old now and don't do all this stuff so much now-but our kids all know each other and have memories. -Kay Weir Fishback ('37 Colt) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Curt Donahue ('53) To: Kathy Coppinger ('64) Your father didn't install propellers on B-52 airplanes as they have jet engines and were not manufactured until the mid to late 1950s. He may have worked on B-17s in the early 1940s. It has been interesting to see how many of the people came to Richland from so many different places and for so many different reasons. -Curt Donahue ('53) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dore Tyler ('53) Re: Carmichael Jr Hi School song I believe that the Carmichael Jr. Hi School song was written by the woman that was the band and orchestra leader. I can't remember her name but I do remember that she died some time in the '50s as a result of a tooth infection. I dabbled in band and orchestra and took piano lessons (briefly) one summer. -Dore Tyler ('53) ~ Tacoma, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Max Sutton ('57) Re: DuPont My father, like Gus Keeney's ('57) transferred from DuPont, except our DuPont was in Pryor, OK. Dad was in munitions there making gun powder for the war. We transferred out to Richland in 1944. -Max Sutton ('57) ~ Renton, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) Re: "Proud to be a Bomber" shirts In the Sandstorm this morning I announced Sweat shirts had been added to the T-shirts and Polo shirts. The link was not showing the Sweat shirts. The link is now fixed. Here is the link: Buy Bomber Stuff website -Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) ~ Browns Point, WA - A brief time without the quiet spring rain. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Roger Gress ('61) Re: Bon Marche I see that there were a few people who worked at the Bon. My Mother, Tina Gress, worked there also until we moved to Hawaii at the end of 1961. Does anyone remember her? -Roger Gress (Classic Class of '61) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) Re: Bike trip Greetings from Carson City, Nevada!! Warren got a break in then snow and made it over the summit all the way into Lake Tahoe on his bike yesterday. Fortunately, there was very little traffic and we couldn't believe there was no snow on the road. We'd seen on the T.V. that 3" of snow fell on the pass on Monday, and more was expected today. But so far there have been blue skies and sunshine, with white clouds appearing now, but not gray ones, thankfully. I read the historical marker at Spooner Summit, and was reading a book and missed my husband whizzing by, so he beat me to the library here in Carson City. But I hope to see a bit more of the country on this trip. Re: Richland Houses It's fun to read about the moves to the different types of Richland houses. We lived with my aunt and uncle and their 3 children on McPherson in an "A" house, while our "ranch" house was being built in l948. In fact, my family was one of the few original owners of a ranch house until they sold it when my dad died in l999. Re: Honking No one has honked at my Bomber Alumni license plate holder yet. I was reading the weather report for West Harrison, IN and we are yet to have as warm a temperature where we are out west, as it's been back home. Well, the west sure does need all the moisture it can get. It looks dry where there isn't snow. -Helen Cross Kirk ('62) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jeanie Hutchins Simon ('62) Re: New health care web site If you're not already aware of this new Washington State web site, provided by the state Department of Health, it's one you might want to keep for future reference. As of April 15, this State-run web site allows people to check on License status information, including current restrictions or disciplinary actions for Washington State Health care providers. This includes doctors, dentists, nurses, physical therapists, chiropractors, and many other types of health care providers. It is another resource available to us ~ especially useful, if needed for future medical care. If there is an allegation listed, you can evaluate it and then later follow up to see if the Health care provider had been exonerated or not. Web site: For more information, you can call the state commission: (360) 236-4700 Fortunately, as we know, the vast majority of our health care providers are of very high quality and standards. -Jeanie Hutchins Simon ('62) ~ Bellingham, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: George Barnett ('63) Re: propellers Hi Kathy Coppinger ('64), I'm sure others noticed your comment about your dad putting propellers on B-52s or similar planes. Probably was B-29s as they were one of the last large bombers to have recip. engines (thus props). The B-52s have jet engines (no props). -Geo. Barnett ('63), Ex SAC trained gopher, in mortal fear of sounding trite or condescending. In sunny Tucson where happiness is the desert in bloom ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dennis Hammer ('64) To: Marilynn Working Highstreet ('54) Re: "blueprints" We called that "drafting linen" and it was always my understanding that it actually was made from linen. By the time I started as a draftsman (the un-PC term we used at the time) the drawings were made on mylar, but I have worked on the making revisions on some of the old ones from time to time. I have heard of people washing it out and using it to make handkerchiefs. I worked with someone who used it to make sails for a model ship instead of the funky molded plastic ones that came with the model. Of course it is all done on computer now, which is why I am no longer in that field. I guess employers consider me too old or too stupid to learn how to use a computer. -Dennis Hammer ('64) ~ from a Bomber outpost in Lion Country (Kennewick) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda Reining ('64) To: Monique Mangold Beaucour ('80) Re: country music here are some sites... hope this helps: for Garth Brooks: for Toby Keith (who is pretty much on top right now) for Alan Jackson: And another site you might be interested in for country music: -Linda Reining ('64) ~ Bakersfield, CA - we are still having wintry weather---even had a hail storm Monday. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Also, here's the website for our own Michael Peterson ('77) or buy his CDs online at:] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) Re: Uptown Corner Stores The first store to occupy the corner of the Uptown was Herman's Clothing Store for Men, later Robinson's Men's Clothing Store. A stairway leading upstairs to the Beauty School and other offices over the clothing stores separated J. C. Penney's and the men's clothing stores (the stairway exits east of what used to be Newberry's.) J. C. Penney's was south of the stairway. Later Robinson's took over the full corner by using what used to be J. C. Penney's to add a women's section. -Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) ~ Richland ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jim Bixler ('72) Re: Richland School Bond Passed - Thanks! Thanks to all that supported the Richland School Bond - it passed yesterday!! Jim & Sharon Greer Bixler (class of '72) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Cecily Riccobuono McClanahan ('77) Re: San Diego I will be in San Diego for a work conference May 6th through the 11th, and I'm wondering if there are any of my classmates, or any alumni in the area. Would love to hear from some fellow Bombers. San Diego is one of my favorite places to visit. I am lucky that my job sends me there once a year for a workshop. Thought it would be nice to connect with some locals, since they seem to know the really good places to go, other than the tourist spots. I stay out at Mission Beach. A place called The Surfer Motor Lodge. Nothing fancy, but clean, and right on the beach. The price is right, too. Since I come every year, I get a corporate rate of $65.00 a night. You couldn't find that price on any Oregon Beach. Anyway, I'm looking forward to getting away, and hope to hear from some local Bombers. -Cecily Riccobuono McClanahan ('77) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [If you can hang around til 5/18 and there's a Southern California Bomber lunch in Encinitas. -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jenny Smart Page ('87) Re: school bond Thank you, Richland School District voters, for your support of the 4/22/03 bond. With just under 64% approval, we can now provide our students with the facilities that are so desperately needed. Thank you! -Jenny Smart Page ('87) ~ West Richland -- future home of an RSD middle school :) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dwayne Bussman ('98) Congrats to the Richland School District for passing the bond last night. Great job to all who voted. I am glad that the kids of the future will have great schools to go to. -Dwayne Bussman ('98) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/25/03 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 19 Bombers sent stuff: Jim Jensen ('50), Dick Pierard ('52) Jerry Swain ('54), Lenora Hughes ('55) Mary Winston ('55), Wynell Williams ('55) Tom Hughes ('56), Max Sutton ('57) Mary Lee Lester ('58), Sue Garrison ('58) Barbara Farris ('59WB), Mike Brady ('61) Nancy Fellman ('62), Jim Armstrong ('63) Bob Mattson ('63 & '64), Gary Behymer ('64) Mark Saucier ('70), Ron Harman ('77) Tracey Horne ('78WB) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Paul Ratsch ('58) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Jerry & Cathy Clugston Spears ('64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jim Jensen ('50) Re: Searching for Information Dear Bombers, The marvelous responses that appear in the Alumni Sandstorm in answer to questions posed by "searchers" is heartening. This has prompted me to ask whether there are any of you out there who knew or knew about my sister, Julie Ann Jensen (RIP). She would have graduated from Col-Hi in 1957, but moved with our parents to San Jose, CA in 1956 after her junior year. I'm assembling vignettes, letters (every one that she wrote to me... those that I received while in Vietnam are precious), information of any kind and from any source to include in a remembrance for each of her children and grandchildren. I recall quite a bit of the life we shared in our family from her birth (1939) until I joined the Air Force (tour of duty 1952-1974). I know something of her life from 1952 to 1956, but not about her school and church experiences. Her friends were very important to her and she valued those relationships enormously. Her social life in high school was somewhat inhibited by her size: 5'11". Ultimately it was not a problem since at college, Brigham Young University, she met a 6'6" Mr. Smith. They were married and had seven children ranging in height from 6' (the girls) to 6'7" (the guys). She was killed in an automobile accident in 1976. She called me on the 'phone the night before it happened and we talked for over two hours. Those were two of the most tender and memorable hours of my life. If any of you have anything that you can share with me for the purpose indicated above please contact me either through the Sandstorm or at my e-mail address. Thank you, -Jim Jensen ('50) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dick Pierard ('52) Glad to see Kathy Coppinger ('64) on the list. Her dad was one of the best basses I had heard in Richland when I was a boy. This old Barbershopper appreciates good singers. -Dick Pierard ('52) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jerry Swain ('54) To: Dore Tyler ('53) Re: Carmichael Band Director Cynthia Huckstep was the band director at Carmichael Junior High in the 50s era who most likely authored the school song. I played clarinet in her band which was in tune most of the time. To: Curt Donahue ('53) Re: Boeing propeller airplanes after the B-17 Kathy Coppinger's ('64) father could have also done propeller work on the Boeing B-29, B-50, C-97, KC-97, YC-97 and the YB-47 (an experimental turboprop equipped B-47 tested to replace the J-47 jet pods flown by Lou Wallick) not to mention the ones I have forgotten. -Jerry Swain ('54 - The class of the "River" yearbook) From sunny Goodyear, AZ - where the temperature today may reach a paltry 80 F. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Lenora Hughes Bejarano ('55) To: Dore Tyler ('53) The music teacher at Carmichael was Cynthia Huckstep. I was taking violin lessons from her at the time she passed away and never did take any more lessons. She was a nice lady. To: Max Sutton ('57) There were quite a few men to came to Richland from the munitions plant in Pryor, OK. My dad was one of them. His name was Fred Hughes and I know he knew your dad. Do you know who James Talley is? He lived in Richland for a few years and his mom was a teacher at Spalding. His father came to Richland from the munitions plant in Pryor too. James is a musician living in Nashville, TN now. I would love to know how many others there were. I used to be able to recall a lot of the names, but old age is doing a job on my memory! Ha -Lenora Hughes Bejarano ('55) ~ Las Vegas, NV - where it was near 80 today. Wind is howling around this evening though. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mary Winston Wymer ('55) Re: Carmichael Jr. High Song To: Dore Tyler ('53) Cynthia Huckstep was the orchestra teacher at Carmichael. She played the violin beautifully and was a great inspiration and mentor to me. A little woman with a tremendous amount of spunk! -Mary Winston Wymer ('55) ~ about to leave rainy Seattle to attend my 44th reunion at Whitman College. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Wynell Williams Fishburne ('55) To: Dore Tyler ('53) RE: Carmichael Song I sure don't have the memory that Tom Tracy ('55) has but I do know the name of the Carmichael Band teacher: Cynthia Huckstep. I believe she died with leukemia. And I can't tell you if she wrote the song or if it were Bill Dunton. Re: Remington Arms My dad, Fred Williams, worked for Remington Arms in Denver and we all came to Richland in 1944. We lived in a "B" house on Douglass Street--no lawns, no sidewalks, just a lot of dirt and I believe they were working on the streets when we moved in. -Wynell Williams Fishburne ('55) ~ Living in Victorville, CA with beautiful sunrises and sunsets and usually windy during the day at this time of the year! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Tom Hughes ('56) To: Max Sutton ('57) You made the comment that your father came to Richland from Pryor, OK. My Dad, Fred L. Hughes, was a guard at Pryor working for DuPont. He was transferred out to Richland in 1943 as a guard but when he got here he found out there were openings in operations so he transferred and never started as a guard. I was only 5 years old but I remember that the trip out was very interesting. We had ration coupons for gas and tires so if we could find them we could buy them. Gas was never a problem but my Dad said we had 13 flats from Tulsa to Richland. Sometimes he had to patch over patches using the old hot patches on the inner tubes until he could find a tire and tube to replace the bad one. We moved into a one bedroom cabin at Campell's Cabins at the Kennewick end of the old Pasco bridge until our 3 bedroom prefab on Smith was completed. When we moved in there it was just a bare patch of sand with the prefab in the middle. There were no paved roads and no trees or lawns. My Dad and all of the men that moved in there worked their tails off putting in lawns, trees and flowers. They used the "irrigation" water from the faucets in the alley not the "drinking" water from the faucets next to the house. They were a very proud, hard working bunch of men and they built a real "hometown" for many of us. -Tom Hughes ('56) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Max Sutton ('57) Re: Carmichael song To: Dore Tyler ('53) The name you were looking for is Cynthia Huchstep. She passed in the early fifties from Lukemia. They discovered it when she went in to her dentist. -Max Sutton ('57) ~ right now in sunny Orlando, FL seeing my new granddaughter ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mary Lee Lester Yarborough ('58) Re: Carmichael School Song Here's what I remember about the song. I was a student from '52-'55. During one of those years I won a contest submitting words for the song. I think the prize was free ice cream from the school store. The words were adapted freely from another fight song. The tune was some college tune that I should remember since I was in the band. "On Wisconsin" keeps coming to mind but don't know for sure. My guess would be that I was in 8th grade ('53-'54). -Mary Lee Lester Yarborough ('58) ~ West Richland ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Joretta "Sue" Garrison Pritchett ('58) Ooooh!! Ooooh!! Ooooh!!! More Richland Alphabet Ornaments are in-the-works. Richland Seniors Association has obtained preliminary designs for two new souvenir ornaments for C-House and R-House. But we'd like to find a couple "locals" who lived in them during their youths (before so many were remodeled), and who would be willing to take a quick look at the drafts and suggest changes or additions to the design. Once we agree on the designs, the ornaments will be manufactured and ready for the Holiday Season. -Joretta "Sue" Garrison Pritchett ('58) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Barbara Farris DeFord ('59WB) Re: Carmichael Fight Song The only School song I remember from Carmichael was the sport song. When the Carmichael Cougars fall in line They're going to win that game another time Come on and scream and yell for blue and white Because the Cougars team is always full of fight So come and cheer, cheer, cheer, your team right now And when you do they will show us they know how To make the score boards flicker Hit 'em high Hit 'em low Cougars go-o-o! I hope that is right. That is the way it is in my head anyway!!! -Barbara Farris DeFord ('59WB) ~ Where Spring is in full bloom in Springfield, MO ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Brady ('61) Re: Butch Wax Remember that red butch wax us guys used to put on our hair? Well it's still around, but with a fancier name. The other day I had my hair cut and the stylist convinced me to buy some "Steiners of London Styling Wax!" It cost me a lot more then the stuff we bought in the '50s! I never thought I would see it on my hair again... But, the longer I live, it seems, styles just keep coming back. -Mike Brady ('61) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Nancy Fellman Lysher ('62) Re: CC Anderson's To: Larry Mattingly ('60) Larry, I think the manager of the CC Anderson was Morris Smith, not Maurice. I worked there from age 16 to about age 20 off and on. He was my first mentor and made sure I had experience in most of the departments from stock room to sales to accounting. I even did gift wrapping, modeling in their fashion shows and inventory. Working in the men's and boys' departments during the start of baseball season was embarrassing; what does a teenage girl of that era know about "straps"! This would have been from around 1959 to 1964. Wonder what ever happened to Mr. Smith... anyone know? -Nancy Fellman Lysher ('62) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jim Armstrong ('63) Re: Jet Bombers Sounds like B-36s to me. They were prop jets and were bigger than B-52s. -Jim Armstrong ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob Mattson ('63 & '64) Bomber Family, While I was attending Jason Lee I was with the girls and boys of the future class of '63, but was held back a grade so I could attend the new catholic school. Does anyone remember Mr. Wade? Probably the 4th or 5th grade teacher. He showed pictures of his vacation in Hawaii with great snapshots of his bloody head. He did a high dive into a lagoon and smacked into a rock. That's all I can remember about him... perhaps he was a substitute. -Bob Mattson ('63 & '64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gary Behymer ('64) Re: New Web Site with 'something' on it! Re: Hanford worker receives $150,000 -Gary Behymer ('64) ~ downtown Colfax, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mark Saucier ('70) Re: Remington Arms Saw one reference to the Remington plant "near Boston". I believe the "near Boston" plant was the Lowell, MA facility. Same scenario as the Denver & Salt Lake references. My father worked in the Lowell, MA Remington plant. According to my father it was a prototype facility developed to produce steel 50 cal. casings rather than brass due to the anticipated brass shortfall during the war. As it turned out the plant never went operational. Dad remembers 4-5 men, along with a couple of nurses going out to Richland. They were guaranteed a paid trip out & back. The rest - as they say - is history. That's my 2 cents. -Mark Saucier ('70) ~ Pittsburgh, PA ~ where it was in the high 80s last week, drove through a snow storm north of here Tuesday, and will be back in the 80s this week end ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ron Harman ('77) Re: Dracula! To: Any interested Bombers in the Portland area I will be appearing in Discovery Theatre Lab's production of Dracula opening May 9th at the Echo Theatre for a two week run. Performances are Friday and Saturday evenings at 8:00; Sundays at 7:00. (A Sunday matinee of Dracula would just be wrong!) Tickets are $16 at the door, $12 in advance. Advance tickets can be ordered at 971/570-6974. I am playing the infamous Count in a new adaptation by playwright/director Jeff Puukka. The text deals with the breaking down of Victorian era social repression, as well as the love story between Dracula and Mina. Please note that the play includes gore, violence, blood, eroticism, and moments of semi-nudity, and is recommended for audiences 16 and older. (Which means my daughter can see it, although she's mostly looking forward to see me beheaded at the end!) Hope to see some of you there! -Ron Harman ('77) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Tracey Horne Scadden ('78WB) To: Cecily Riccobuono McClanahan ('77) Cecily, The Horne clan will be in San Diego the end of May. I don't know if you remember all of us... that was so long ago and memories seem to fade. Your sister hung around my sister, Tami (RIP) and I was just the punk sister who tagged along. Drop me a line... would love to see what your life has been up to... -Tracey Horne Scadden ('78WB) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/26/03 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 11 Bombers sent stuff: Gloria Adams ('54), Marilynn Working ('54) Max Sutton ('57), Larry Mattingly ('60) Lola Heidlebaugh ('60), Helen Cross ('62) Earl Bennett ('63), Deedee Willox ('64) Gary Behymer ('64), Betti Avant ('69) Brad Upton ('74) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rosalie Lansing Haag ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** OBITUARY FOR Cynthia Huckstep provided by her namesake, Cyndy Brooks Cowman ('68) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gloria Adams Fulcher ('54) Re: DuPont My Dad was transferred by DuPont from Pryor, OK to Hanford in 1942. He was a laborer foreman and we had been all over the South and as far West as Kentucky with DuPont. There wasn't any housing in Richland at that time, so we rented a room from an older couple in Moxee and Daddy car pooled every day. Later my Mother went to work at Hanford also and she was one of the original "pistol packing" patrol women at the site. That's when the song "Pistol Packin Mama" was popular so you can imagine the teasing she received. When DuPont left Hanford, Daddy was elected Sheriff of Moxee and we lived there until 1947 when he passed away. Then my Mother moved she and I to Richland and she worked at the Mart, making salads by the thousands for the workers. When Sears opened a mail order desk at the entrance of the Mart, she was hired and worked for Sears until her retirement in 1969. Does anyone remember J.J.Newberry's? I worked there before it opened and helped stock the shelves and prepare for the grand opening. Many years and many memories. -Gloria Adams Fulcher ('54) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Marilynn Working Highstreet ('54) To: Rex Hunt ('53WB) Re: Blueprint material Thanks for your explanation... vellum a type of linen material used for blueprints in the '40s and '50s. Now that name rings a bell. As a kid... I guess we just thought mom had to peel off paper on the back. To: Phil Gant ('54) I remember you too!!! How do you like it in Orinda, CA?? I will get the photo albums out and find some way to show them. Are you going to come to the Club 40 in September? I will be e-mailing you. Thanks for your comments and I hope to find out who these people are. Would be great if some of them were your family. To: Dennis Hammer ('64) Thanks to you, too, regarding the blueprints on linen material. Like Rex said they were written on and the ink could be soaked off. I know they were big sheets and made great dishtowels. In a lot of places, computers take over our jobs, but boy, what a great way to be able to communicate!! Take care.. -Marilynn Working Highstreet ('54) ~ here in Kennewick, where it turned like Fall again. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Max Sutton ('57) To: Lenora Hughes Bejarano ('55) and Tom Hughes ('56) It is wonderful to hear from people who knew Pryor. Did you guys live in the project courts there? What a hoot. I believe that the Neils came from there too. That would be Tilbert and his family. Could be wrong though. To: Barbara Ferris DeFord ('59WB) I think you did an excellent job on the Carmichael Fight Song. I can't remember the tune, but I know it was not "On Wisconsin". -Max Sutton ('57) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Larry Mattingly ('60) Re: Early Hanford To: Nancy Fellman Lysher ('62) You very well may be right about Mr. Smith's first name. I simply cannot remember except something in my memory reminded me that I always thought he spelled his name funny for "Morris". Hence I wrote it "Maurice." It is easy to slip a cog in 40 plus years. Grin... Re: Early DuPont personnel My father (RIP) was a DuPont Personnel and Accounting officer for about 10 years before the war. He was transferred rapidly in his career from Wabash Ordinance Works in IN, to Paris, IL, to Niagara Falls, (where he and mom (RIP) got married) to Sylacauga, AL and a couple of others I can't remember. Along the way he met many of those we knew as fellow Richlanders growing up in the Atomic city. I remember mom telling me they used to play poker on Friday nights in Sylacauga, AL with the Amos Bradleys, the Robley Johnsons, Charlie Clemmens, and I think she also said the Jerry Durbins. When the war started they were back in Wabash and as the Manhattan Project got going, he was assigned to help select and wrote the transfer papers for nearly a thousand of the first DuPont people at Hanford. Those first workers were all picked for their particular talents for some early phase of getting the operation going. His boss walked in one day and thanked him for his work and handed him his own transfer papers. He arrived in the summer of '43 and mom and I got there December 23, 1943. His badge number in those early days was 1105. We used to have the actual badge. Not sure if it is still in the boxes of "stuff". His co-worker for the first year or so was Marvin McDonald, Sr. Marvin, Jr. ('60) and I have been life-long friends. It was a large variety mixture of people from all over the US. Most were well educated, professional, very gainfully employed, and genuinely nice folks. Many had a few friends they knew from somewhere else and those small circles of friends grew into the very close knit city of Richland. At about 7-8 years old I would ride my bike even at dusk or dark anywhere in town alone or with friends without fear. None of us could get away with much as everybody seemed to know our fathers. We put in 4 lawns: One on Williams just up from the Garmo's bakery, 206 Casey, 1613 Judson, and we re-planted the one at 310 Benham. I feel very fortunate that karma, God, fate, or whatever, allowed me to grow up American and be lucky enough to have done it in Richland. Except for Bombers, nobody I know can say that they have so many friends they have known for over 50 years. "Happiness is the sky in bloom" -J Larry Mattingly ('60) ~ Sunny and 60 in Olympia ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Lola Heidlebaugh Bowen ('60) Re: Portland/Vancouver Bomber Luncheon DATE: May 17 - Saturday TIME: 11:00am - 2:00pm PLACE: DoubleTree/Columbia River RSVP: by May 14th ALL Bombers and spouses are welcome. This will be the last one until the August picnic. Bring your ideas and come help us plan this summer's Portland/Vancouver Picnic. Last year's picnic was great - let's plan another. -Lola Heidlebaugh Bowen ('60) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) Greetings from Eureka, NV where they are closing the library in l0 minutes for the weekend. My husband has had a great ride across this high desert, and I've certainly enjoyed the scenery of snow-capped mountains on all sides. Also as pretty as Washington. -Helen Cross Kirk ('62) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Earl C. Bennett, III (Gold Medal Class of '63) Re: 5th grade at Jason Lee To: Bob Mattson ('63 & '64) Bob As I recall it (this will likely be less than perfect recall), Mrs. Fenstermacher took maternity leave somewhere near the semester mark that year and a full-time substitute took her place. You called him Mr. Wade, which doesn't ring any bells, but I can't dredge up a name, so you could be right. He had just separated from the Navy following a tour of duty in Hawaii. I don't remember the injury, but I know we learned more about Hawaii and Hawaiian than we did about the normal lesson plan. In my mind he was still fairly young, with the starched and smiling good looks Hollywood tells us all male Naval officers should have. My Mom thought he was a terrible teacher - she was glad I wound up with Mrs. Brown for 6th grade, and I enjoyed her, too. She was strict and demanding, but I learned a lot - diagramming sentences still proves useful when I have to analyse the grammatical mistakes of the junior Arabic translators whose work I edit. My sister Cecilia ('65) didn't like her at all, and was highly miffed after having her for 6th grade when she Mrs. Brown moved to Chief Jo the next year and Cecilia wound up in her seventh grade English class there! Back to 5th grade - I still remember a few of the Hawaiian words he taught us: Puka - hole or slot to stick something in, popo - head, and a fish called humuhumunukanukapuuaa (or something like that - and a rather small fish, at that). I was really surprised at how few letters he said Hawaiian uses (was it 17?), and that exposure to a foreign language may have prompted my desire for more at Chief Jo, eventually leading to a life-long career as a linguist/translator/military intelligence specialist, so perhaps I should be somewhat grateful to him for that, at least. And I wound up as a Naval Reserve officer, too. From the standpoint of influencing my career, though, and on the favorite teachers topic that's been running for a few weeks, though I had many influential teachers, no one can hold a candle to Sonja Harmon. She didn't just teach us French and Russian, she taught us how to learn language. At R2K+1 there was a 40th reunion ('61) going on at the same time, and I heard a couple of them trying to remember some Russian from her class. I joined the conversation and by the time my wife came out of the restroom we were singing some of the Russian folk songs Mrs. Harmon had taught us. When a group of six Ukrainian Gospel singers came to sing at our church a couple of years ago, the violinist was practicing the night before and I started singing the words, so we all had a good time with several of the folk songs. My wife and I visited the Harmons at their home on Whidbey Island where they retired some while back, and she hasn't changed a bit. My wife said she would have been able to tell that Mrs. Harmon was a life-long teacher even if she hadn't known it ahead of time. Another important teacher I've not heard mentioned was Rex Davis ('49) - and I believe he subscribes to the Alumni Sandstorm, too. I really enjoyed the folk dancing that he taught us in PE in 5th and 6th grades, as well as the brief introduction to tennis that prompted me to join his teams at Chief Jo and Col Hi. I never was all that good, but I really enjoyed it. Now that my hip replacement has healed, I might be able to take it up again. And of course, his introduction to folk dancing lead me into Cigany Dancers in Richland with Dan Daugherty ('62) as well as ballet and jazz lessons from Sandy Freeman ('62RIP), a folk dance club at WSU that may have had a name but I don't remember, recording about 20 hours worth of Macedonian folk music while I was in Greece with the Air Force, and three years with the Koleda Ensemble of Balkan and South Slavic Folklore while I was at UW (as well as several folk dance clubs around Seattle). Thank you, Mr. Davis! I could go on forever about good teachers (Pugh, Skogen, Barnard, Bernard, Gentle, Davis, Cottrill....), but I need to study for the Elementary Persian final coming up. Thanks, Bob, for triggering good memories. Regards, ecb3 - from a beautiful springtime in Central Virginia, too much pollen, drought-busting rain, and fresh asparagus from the garden. -Earl Bennett ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Deedee Willox Loiseau ('64) Re: web sites To: Gary Behymer ('64) OK, Gary, I ALWAYS go to the web sites you post, sooo....... YOU GOT ME! or something. -Deedee Willox Loiseau ('64) ~ Burbank, WA - which is even smaller than Colfax! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gary Behymer (64) If memory serves me right, my Dad came out to Hanford in March of 1943. He worked in Charlestown, IN, right across the river from Louisville, KY, at the DuPont black powder factory. He worked for DuPont, the AEC & General Electric. He and Dan Hultgren's ('65) Dad closed the doors for G.E. in 1973? -Gary Behymer ('64) ~ now living in downtown Colfax, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Betti Avant ('69) Re: at last - rain At long last northwestern Kansas is getting rain. Already for the year we are on the positive side of the ledger. In fact there is a wheat field I go by every day and it is up and green at this point. Also, a corn field has been irrigated, plowed, and is just awaiting planting. A lady somewhere in the state said it looked like the drought was over (boy did she hear about that from the farming communities). At least it is a start, if it keeps up anyway. Bomber kudos to all, -Betti Avant ('69) ~ Goodland, KS ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Brad Upton ('74) To: Ron Harmon ('77) Wow... using the Alumni Sandstorm to plug your stage appearances. That's kind of tacky. -Brad Upton ('74) PS. I'll be at the Comedy Underground in Seattle, May 1-3. *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/27/03 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 17 Bombers sent stuff: Dick McCoy ('45, '46, and '02), Ann Pearson ('50) Bob Harman ('51), Anita Hughes ('52) Jack Dawson ('52), Shirley Davis ('56) Tom Hughes ('56), Gus Keeney ('57) Reuben Linn ('58), Helen Cross ('62) Patti McLaughlin ('65), Patty de la Bretonne ('65) Mike Howell (68WB), Rick Valentine ('68) Anna Durbin ('69), Kevin Kreiter ('72) Shannon Weil ('82) ******************************************** ******************************************** LUNCHES (in order of appearance) 04/30 - Girls of '63 and '64 05/02 - Seattle/Fife More information: Click the lunch you want to know about. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dick McCoy ('45, '46, & '02) The stuff that is running thru the Sandstorm lately is very nostalgic. First, the teachers. It is quite easy to pick out the best as there were only two decent ones in those first 2 years. Mrs. Beuscher who taught math, and Mrs. Charlotte Peterson, English. I had Mrs. P. and she was superb. I would also include Dr. Goldie Merrill, who taught typing, the only real lasting skill I remember from Hi school. Thank you, Goldie for being able to type this missile. Second, the arrival in Richland: My dad came out in early '43 from New Brighton, MN munitions plant and worked for the Army engineers. I arrived in Pasco at midnight Junly 24, 1943, and the rest of the family a week later. We lived in those terrible brown trailers in Pasco by the bridge. We moved to 10r A st. (1324 Thayer) in mid August. -Dick McCoy ('45, '46, & '02) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ann Pearson Burrows ('50) Re: The Journey to Bomber Land To: Gary Behymer ('64) Have been reading the emails about the people who arrived in Richland (actually it was probably Hanford that we stopped first) from Pryor, OK powder plant. Now I find one who came from Charlestown, IN (across from Louisville, KY)! We, too, started out in Charlestown at the Powder Plant... lived in a trailer in someone's side yard at first while Dad build us a house after hours in Charlestown. We left there for Pryor and were in Pryor for just a very short time (probably just months as I can hardly remember being there) before we packed everything we owned in an old Ford and, as some of the others mentioned, took the ration books and started across the mountains. The car overheated all the time and we had one of those water bags hanging on the radiator... it was a trip my mother does not want to talk about!!! We arrived at the Hanford camp about midnight... I remember waking up in the back seat and seeing light bulbs hanging from wires strung on poles, hearing lots of noise of people talking (shift changes I guess) and my father going to sign in. Of course no where to stay, but my father ran into a man he knew from Charlestown and since he was one of the original engineers for the building of the town, he had an "A" house on what is now Thayer. We lived with he and his family for a long time till we finally moved in another "A" house on Williams with a man whose wife decided that she wouldn't follow him to the land of sand. My dad talked him into sharing his home with us and Mom would cook, clean etc. That worked out for quite some time till we finally got our house--another "A"... can't remember what street it was on-but near Sacajawea Grade School. We moved from there to a "B" on Haines and so it was Jefferson Grade School for my sister and I. But I digress... just couldn't miss sharing that we too started out from the DuPont plant in Charlestown - think the plant was actually in Jeffersonville and we lived in Charlestown-may be wrong about that. The important part of the story is the ending... being in Richland for most of my formative years was truly a blessing and I carry those times dearly. -Ann Pearson Burrows ('50) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob Harman ('51) Just to set the record straight, vellum was a high quality drawing paper used in the drafting business. The material that was mentioned earlier was a treated linen. After I graduated in '51 I and a few of my lucky classmates were hired by G.E. as drafting trainees and we worked with both types of drawing materials. It is true that you could take some of the ruined linen home and wash it thoroughly and it made excellent handkerchiefs and, I suppose, other things if you had the patience. Among the other drafting trainees from the class of '51 were Bob Campbell (RIP), Paul Weichel, Donna Shannon and Don Meyers. That's all I recall right now. WE also had guys from Yakima, a couple I recall were Ted Gannon and Neal Higbee. Well, that should answer the questions relative to linen and vellum. By the way, vellum is still used for many drawing needs. -Bob Harman ('51) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Anita Hughes Hogan ('52) Re: Newberry's To: Gloria Adams Fulcher ('54) I sure do remember J.J. Newberry's and Penney's. I was married right out of high school and had my first girl a year later. It seems as if I spent all my shopping time in those two stores and the Hughes store too. I bought all of my daughter's clothes there when she was a baby--I loved those stores. My folks moved to North Richland in 1948, just before I started high school at Col Hi. It was quite a change from Ridgefield, WA where we had lived before. I have forgotten a lot of things over the years, but I will never forget the sand storms from back then. -Anita Hughes Hogan ('52) ~ anxiously waiting for some warm Spring weather here in Siskiyou County in Northern California. Have had a lot of rain, and the mountains all have snow. Mt. Shasta is glorious this time of year. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jack Dawson ('52) Re: James Tally/ Richland I can't remember who mentioned James Tally as a folk music man and an early Richland resident so I will just send this as a to whom it may concern. We had a chance to hear him perform at a local folk music venue last year. He proved to be a fine singer, story teller, guitar player. He related some of his memories of early days, even had a song about the Termination Winds. He has three CDs out so you can find his music. The folk music is brought to the Tri-Cities by a local non-profit organization named The Three Rivers Folk Life Society. The coffee night is at the Unitarian Church in Kennewick and is hosted by a Bomber, Allen Page. -Jack Dawson ('52) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Shirley Davis Lawrence-Berrey ('56) Re: Cynthia Huckstep (RIP) Reading the obituary about Miss Huckstep brought tears to my eyes. I had attended that service in the Carmichael auditorium and it seemed just like yesterday as I read the account. She was such a grand lady and so patient with us. Mr. Dunton had approached me in 7th grade (out in the huts where the 7th grades were relegated that year) and asked me if I would like to be in the orchestra as I seemed to have a good ear for music. He told me they needed someone to play the bassoon. Not even knowing what that was, I readily agreed to learn this instrument. Well, that wonderful lady realized that once I found out what a bassoon was and attempted to carry it to school each day that I really didn't want to continue with it and put me in percussion with Ron Snowden ('55RIP). Now that was a blast. The year before she died the orchestra had a concert. One of the songs was "Sweet Betsy From Pike" where Ron and I played the "pots and pans" that dropped from an overhead boom. That memory came back when I read of Ron's recent passing. The next year Mr. Dunton had to put up with me in choir! The '53 Carmichael "Cougar" year book was dedicated to Miss Huckstep. I still have mine. A Bomber always, -Shirley Davis Lawrence-Berrey ('56) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Tom Hughes ('56) Re: Pryor To: Max Sutton ('57) We did not live in Pryor. We lived in a suburb of Tulsa called Red Fork. It is just Southwest of downtown Tulsa. My Dad drove to work in Pryor. -Tom Hughes ('56) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gus Keeney ('57) Re: New Lawns I remember that until the shelter belt west of Cottonwood Drive was put in and took hold we had to replant the back yard every time the wind blew hard and filled it with sand!!! -Gus Keeney ('57) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Reuben Linn ('58) Re: Carmichael The Carmichael fight song was to the music "The Washington & Lee March". I think Mary Lee Lester Yarborough ('58) is correct as I seem to remember Bill Dunton playing and singing several sets of words and songs before the new one was selected in some kind of a vote. This would have been in the '52-'55 period. I don't know if there was a school song before that one or not but that was the one to which Barbara Farris DeFord ('59WB) seems to have the words down pat (not that I remember them). -Reuben Linn ('58) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [See entry from Shannon Weil Lamarche ('82) in today's Sandstorm. -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) Greetings from Ely, NV!! My husband had another great day of sunshine and clouds, but no rain as he completed another segment of his trip across Nevada. We've had a great time at the historic Hotel Nevada tonight. It happens to be the only place in town where you can get on e-mail. Their food was great too. I've lost $1 in the slots tonight, and that will about do it, but a man next to us won $400 after a few hours, but it seems to be a relaxed and friendly town. Tomorrow on toward the Nevada/Utah border. Can't believe we have almost completed 2 states now. It is interesting to read about the Richland of days past. The Hughes were our neighbors for a few years when I was in grade school, and all I knew was that he worked in the area like my dad and almost every dad I knew then. I agree that Richland was the greatest place to grow up in, and that I've never met any one else who looks back on their high school years as fondly as we Bombers do!! -Helen Cross Kirk ('62) ~ Ely, NV - where it still isn't as warm as it has been in West Harrison, IN, but we are glad for all the sunshine. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patti McLaughlin Cleavenger ('65) To: Brad Upton ('74) Just want to ask Brad, discretely, if he is still booked in Boise the weekend of May 17. I am TRAVELLING there to see him. -Patti McLaughlin Cleavenger ('65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patricia de la Bretonne ('65) Oh, Earl Bennet, now you've done it! Mrs. Brown!! I had her (with Cecilia) in 6th grade and she praised my creative writing so much I think I became a sort of teacher's pet. I knew she had a bit of a sadistic streak even then, but I needed that attention so much..... Then came 7th grade when I found out I had her for home room! I was so young but I wanted to be so cool in Jr Hi. She told the class what a great writer I was, and every time she assigned an essay she would read mine. The pressure was too much and my writing suffered. I hated her. She began to unleash that mean streak on me. Gawd it was awful..... I did get a solid grammer base from her, but at what a cost. Speaking of JJNewberry's...... I remember it well. Jr Hi again..... bought all my 'makeup' there, and also occasionally some clothes! It was sort of a fun place! a stroll down memorie lane..... oh, ps--Happy Birthday Rosalie Lansing! -Patricia de la Bretonne ('65) ~ in Seattle where it's trying to be spring. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Howell ('68wb) Hi group I am in dire need of a rust free cab for a 1979 Ford truck. If you have a 1973- 1979 Ford pickup sitting around your place that has been wrecked or bad motor etc. I could rent a U-Haul Car Trailer and come haul it away. I live right at the ocean and the doors on mine along with the top are beyond repair. Maybe your neighbor has an eyesore you could talk them into being rid of. Thanks -Mike Howell ('68wb) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Rick Valentine ('68) Re: Employment at Hanford Although our family did not move to Richland until the early '60s I just thought I would throw in my 2 cents worth. My dad worked for Locheed Aircraft in Sunnyvale, CA, and was recruited by G.E. to work at Hanford. He worked for G.E. until Battelle Northwest hired him away from G.E. He retired from Battelle in 1969. It was quite a shock moving to Richland from the Bay Area... we couldn't believe people didn't even lock their doors. We had a milk man that would bring in the milk in the early morning and put it in the refrigerator and pick up the empty bottles without waking anybody up... what service. Can't imagine leaving the door unlocked for the milk man in this day and age... that is if you could find a milk man that still does home delivery. -Rick Valentine ('68) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Anna Durbin ('69) Dear Bombers: I haven't been here in awhile, just too busy trying to close my Dad's estate and sell his condo and raise adolescents, and get ready for a trial or two. Never a dull moment, you know. Anyhow, what a reward when I peeked in today, when I should have been doing something else, of course. I loved Larry's Mattingly's ('60) memories of growing up in Richland. I feel the same way. However, the Jerry Durbin's weren't playing poker in Alabama. My dad worked at the smokeless powder plant in Indiana, right outside Louisville during the war. So I guess he may have known Gary Behymer's ('64) dad. I recall him saying that Colonel Loveberry, who had been there, told him about the jobs in Richland, and my parents came out in '47, I believe. My mother was never going to stay until she found all the good friends like Larry's mom, and then had me, after my three sibs they brought from Kentucky. Those DuPonters and GE types really kept in contact even after people moved away. My dad at age 94 was still in contact with the Keenans in North Carolina, the Berberets in California, people who had worked for him and moved back to Texas, people in Wisconsin, tons in Richland, and many more I am forgetting. I am glad we learned the same kind of bonding that we get to keep up in this list. Speaking of Robley Johnson, Larry, one of my prized possessions from my Dad's condo is a framed black and white photograph signed by Robley Johnson called "Twilight." It's of Rattlesnake from the Columbia River. Thank you again and again, Maren and Gary, for all the bonding you allow us to do. Love, -Anna Durbin ('69) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Kevin Kreiter ('72) Re: Teachers To: Barb Belcher Valinski ('72) Thank you Barb for bringing back a few memories! I could go on about the many fine teachers we had, but do feel compelled to say a few words about your choices. Craig Anderson was a great person. Although I did not have him as a teacher I was next door in Ron Swenson's class. I can still hear Craig's very distinct and contagious laugh. I was an officer in the Boys' School Patrol. Craig was responsible for this activity, so I got to know him well there where we had much fun! My favorite Mr. Anderson story took place during Halloween. We used to take pillow cases because our paper bags would always burst from overfilling on our long neighborhood runs. Craig used to live on Birch Street, back behind Gina Robinson's house (Cedar St). Craig used to give out great treats, in fact I think that year it was caramel apples. In any event, because he recognized us (I think it was Greg Davidson, Randy Rolph, Jeff Morgan, Mitch Huntley and myself) and being the jokester he was, made us perform a "trick" for our "treat". I don't think any of us had ever worked so hard for a piece of candy that we did for him that night .... he got a big charge out of it .... and we will never forget it! Mildred Deusner was one teacher I'll never forget. She was one of the few that showed me I could do anything that I really wanted to! She developed my true love of history, that lives on to this day. So thanks again Barb! -Kevin Kreiter ('72) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Shannon Weil Lamarche ('82) Re: Carmichael Fight Song I was looking into downloading fight song ringtones from the Cingular website: for my cell phone and lo and behold! There was the Gonzaga Fight Song right there! Sure sounded like the Carmichael Fight Song to me! (try it, you can play the sounds without actually downloading them). -Shannon Weil Lamarche ('82) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [I believe you're right, Shannon. The Carmichael Cougar fight song is sung to the tune of the Gonzaga fight song. I found websites with the words to the Gonzaga fight song and they're VERY similar to Carmichael's: Oh when those brawny Bulldogs fall in line, There's going to be a basket every time! And we will cheer, cheer, cheer for old GU Our alma mater, we will sing her praises too. And then we'll cheer boys for another score And we will cheer them, cheer them all the more, For we are Bulldogs of the Blue and White, Full of Fight, Fight on to victory! *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/28/03 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 8 Bombers sent stuff: Gail Cyphers ('62), Jeanie Hutchins ('62) Paulette Lawson ('63WB), Dennis Hammer ('64) Larry Bowls ('64), Linda Reining ('64) Gary Turner ('71), Jean Eckert ('72) ******************************************** ******************************************** CORRECTION: The wrong date was in yesterday's Sandstorm for the next Seattle lunch - it's 5/4/03. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gail Cyphers ('62) To: Dick McCoy ('45, '46, and '02) Re: Mrs. Beuscher Dick, I too remember Mrs. Beuscher as one of my favorite teachers. She demonstrated considerable patience as I learned geometry and her efforts, late in the year, finally paid off. I actually learned it and liked it, if you can believe that. She even plotted the orbit of John Glenn in class one day using the predictive tools that we had learned. That was very cool. I will always remember her as a fine example of how to teach and how learning can be applied to the current world. Not all teachers had that kind of success and I consider myself fortunate to have known her. -Gail Cyphers ('62) ~ Colorado Springs CO ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jeanie Hutchins Simon ('62) To: Gloria Adams Fulcher ('54) Re: Newberry's I have many fond memories of Newberry's ~ especially the "Lunch Counter"! After we moved from Torbett to our Hains home, that was the daily stopping place for a coke, soda, etc. with friends, when walking home from High School. During my CBC days, I worked at JC Penny's after school and on weekends. Previously, my sister Ruthann ('58), worked in the office there, and then shortly after she moved to the downtown Seattle JC Penny Office, I was called and offered a job. I thought, "great fun and money!" I really enjoyed it while working in all the different departments, seeing friends, etc. but then I was put up in the office to work. On Saturday, I was the only one working there ~ doing the books, money, bank statement, credits, plus all the three lines of incoming calls. (my sister was great at this, but this was NOT for me ~ I was given only a little training, and it was simply too stressful!!) Of course, all our breaks and also dinners when working Friday night, were eaten at Newberry's counter. (you'd go through the shoe dept. and out the back alley door into Newberry's alley door) It was also the place to go and have "good visits" with Mr. Andre, the JC Penny, Manager. At one point, after previously asking him several times to let me go back on the floor to work, we were sitting chatting at the counter and over lunch, I just asked him to fire me if I had to continue working in the office! He was such a dear, fatherly man. I did continue in the office and it worked out to be a great summer/holiday job any time I was home from EWSC. I know some of you also worked at Penney's, and am sure you also remember some of the Friday evening, after work, fun times we had! Great Memories! -Jeanie Hutchins Simon ('62) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Paulette Lawson Sicilia ('63WB) To: Earl Bennett ('63) and Bob Mattson ('63 & '64) Earl and Bob, Your recollection of fifth grade at Jason Lee is quite accurate and I believe the man you are remembering is Mr. Nesbitt. He was, indeed, a very handsome man and quite fascinating, especially to us girls since he was the first male teacher for most of us. In fact, I have the class picture and perhaps some of our other classmates (Rosalie Lansing, Beth Parker, J.R. Winston, Marilyn Groff) can recall some of the fun times we had in that class. Many of those same students joined us the next year in Mrs. Brown's class where we were prepared for the adult world of junior high school! I remember vividly her telling us that ladies never should chew gum because we would look like cows! We were taught how to act and dress properly to make the transition into Chief Jo an easier and more pleasant experience. That proved to be more of a challenge for some of us than others! But we did have fun! -Paulette Lawson Sicilia ('63WB) ~ Centennial, CO where we have had a snow storm this week and also temps in the 70s ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dennis Hammer ('64) Re: Kippy Brinkman in 1965 This picture of Kippy Brinkman washing her car was in the "Looking Back" section of the 4/27/03 Tri-City Herald. Looks like an early '60s Ford Falcon. -Dennis Hammer ('64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Larry Bowls ('64) Re: Vellum vs. Linen To: Bob Harman ('51) Bob, I'm glad you corrected the record. I too, notice the misunderstanding by the original writer(s). When I came to Vitro Engineering as you had already began using the new Mylar plastic materials with plastic leaded pencils as opposed to graphite or ink. The linen drafting materials had been phased out and vellum was used mostly for some conceptual drawings and sketches, as it still made a suitable reproducible drawing. I do remember, however, that Leonard Nichols continued to use ink on the Mylar products and I had great respect for his drafting skill. Jump forward 35+ years - in my own company, BEC Bowls, Inc., we design-build sewer lift stations and water booster stations. The transition to CAD (computer aided drawing) using AutoCAD is fully incorporated. No pencils, linen paper, no vellum or Mylar. In fact, I don't think I even have and original "hold in your hand" reproducible drawing anymore. Everything is a computer file and used to print to an in-house plotter or sent to the local reprographics company via FTP on the internet or modem connections. One other interesting note, for those who care, is the fact that "blueprints" have been on the way out as well. Here in southern California many of the engineering firms and reprographics companies are finding it too difficult to manage the "municipal code" compliance issues of using the ammonia process for making blue print documents. Much of the printing (plotting) is now done on white "bond" paper using xeroxographic processes. Remembering these things brings back many fond memories of Richland and working for Vitro Engineering with you and those you mentioned including others like Rod Snowhite, Larry Hall, Claude Denson, Richard Quigley ('64) and even Barney Flora ('54). I give much appreciation to Ralph Worley, former drafting supervisor in the 200 areas (I think) and father of Jamie Worley ('64), who even in high school gave me much encouragement to pursue a career in drafting and design. He opened the door to Don Cox the former Vitro personnel director, and with persistence on my part, I was finally offered a position with Vitro. Bob, lets have a reunion in NYC recognizing our temporary transfers there. God bless, -Larry Bowls ('64) ~ Redlands, CA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda Reining ('64) I'm off to Mexico to buy my prescriptions, then onto Laughlin, NV for some gambling... wanted to let Bombers know the next Bakersfield luncheon will be Saturday, May 17th, at 1:00 p.m. at Coco's on Rosedale Highway. Come and meet some great Bombers. The bomb (a big thank you to Tom Hughes ('56) for making this for us) will be on the table; Bill Wilborn ('54) has promised to bring Spudnuts (from the store in Fullerton); and there is a possibility that "Boomer" will also take center table (if UPS can figure out how to get him here on time). -Linda Reining ('64) ~ Bakersfield, CA - weather is still trying to decide if it wants to be Winter or Spring. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gary Turner ('71) Re: Fight Songs The Carmichael fight song is based on the Gonzaga fight song which, in turn, was done to the tune of "Washington & Lee Swing". The Kennewick fight song is done to the tune of "On Wisconsin" and Pasco's is based on "Illinois Loyalty". Richland, of course, stayed close to home with a version of the WSU fight song, arranged during the '60s by the band director at that time, David Harry. (I believe the only school using "Bow Down To Washington" as their fight song is the GED program at the state pen!) Since local rivalries extended to the pep bands, it was always interesting to hear versions of our fight song as played by other schools. During the late sixties and early seventies (and perhaps today) "good sportsmanship" dictated that the home pep band welcome the visitors with their fight song. During one of my high school years (I'm not sure which... they all run together) we welcomed Ron Howard, Noble Johnson, and their Pasco teammates to the Bomber Gym with a rearranged version of their fight song... we did it as a funeral dirge! Unfortunately for us Pasco was blessed with a creative, clever, and good-humored band director named Bob Herbig. At our next appearance in the Pasco Gym we heard for the first and only time the Bomber Fight Song done as a Polka, complete with oom pa pa tubas. A great in-your-face effort by Pasco which, thankfully, brought that bit of oneupmanship to a screeching halt! -Gary Turner ('71) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jean Eckert Imholte ('72) Re: Hong Kong & SARS Greetings Fellow Bombers! I am two weeks post-return from Hong Kong and glad to report, not sick. It was sure an interesting time to be there. We felt lucky in many ways as the streets were relatively deserted and the subways were practically empty except at usual peak times. The city was constantly in the state of being cleaned - little ladies with spray bottles and rags went up and down the subways cleaning every place hands might have touched. The only real downside was having to wear masks most of the time. Malls and restaurants were pretty sparsely populated and so we let ourselves have the luxury of no mask most the time there. The city was so incredibly huge - most impressive with vertical structures you could hardly see the top of. There are now buildings on reclaimed land that are over 120 stories high (a little scary if you ask me), that didn't exist when I was there 20 years ago. My daughter and I had planned to go into the mainland, but we were advised that would have been more dangerous so we stayed put. Has anyone else had recent experience in foreign cities dealing with SARS? -Jean Eckert Imholte ('72) P.S. Coincidentally, the only trouble we had in the whole trip was in Vancouver B.C. where 2 bags from our group were stolen on the connection back to Portland! *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/29/03 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 12 Bombers sent stuff: Clarence Fulcher ('51), Max Sutton ('57) Rich Baker ('58), Sharon Roos ('59) David Cloud ('60), Helen Cross ('62) Jeanie Hutchins ('62), Bob Grout ('66WB) Barb Belcher ('72), Jerry Lewis ('73) Patti Felch ('87), Michelle Berrett ('93) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Chuck Shipman ('71) ******************************************** ******************************************** NOTE RE: CARMICHAEL FIGHT SONG/"SCHOOL SONG" Everybody's answering the WRONG QUESTION!!! On 4/21/03 Peter "Kay" Wheadon ('56) asked: ***** Does anyone remember the name of the music teacher at Carmichael Jr. High who wrote the "school song"? I think the words were: Te ay, te ikus, Everybody likes us, we are the gang from Carmichael High. Always a-winning, always a-grinning, Always a-feeling fine, Ti yi. It would have been about 1951. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Clarence Fulcher ('51) Re: Spudnut Shop To: Any and all of those "old time" Bombers, or any other Bombers so inclined Bill Winslow ('51), his wife Leah (a Ballard Grad), my Bomber alumni wife, Gloria Adams ('54) and I will be at the Spudnut Shop Tuesday morning, April 29th at around 9:30 A.M. or so. If you're able to motate and still awake or up from your morning nap, come on down and join us for a few minutes down memory lane or up the road to the future. We'd just like to "jaw" a little. -Clarence Fulcher ('51) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Max Sutton ('57) Re: Bomber Fight Song To: Gary Turner ('71) I might be confused with your statement of the fight song being arranged in the '60s. We were singing it in '57 and before that also. I cannot cite who did the arrangement but I do know that it was before the '60s. Of course I could have misunderstood your comment and that is not unusual for a person of my age. -Max Sutton ('57) ~ leaving sunny Florida tomorrow and heading for home in Renton, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Rich Baker ('58) To: Gloria Adams Fulcher ('54) Re: You asked "Does anyone remember J.J. Newberry's?" In 1954, when I was in ninth grade, I started to work at J.J. Newberry's for 50 cents an hour assembling bicycles, tricycles, and wagons for Christmas. It was the beginning of a long and great experience. I continued to work there until I joined the Navy in 1958. Upon returning from the Navy in 1962, I went back to work at Newberry's until getting a job with General Electric as a Utility Operator in 1963. My first manager was Lester Glaither. When he left to go to the Yakima store, Dick Paulson became the manager followed by Norm Anthony. Just a few of the great people I worked with were Isle Sessions who ran the lunch counter and great hamburger stand in the front of the store, her husband was Spike Sessions, Evelyn Sandal who worked in the office (son, Bob Sandal ('58). Jo Della Didway, Dick Milner who worked in the stockroom with me, William O. Silver, Betty White, Vera Smith ('58), Gerald Burdsall ('56-RIP) and, at the time, his future wife, Peggy Sullivan ('56-RIP). During these years I had a great barber whose shop was near by, Johnny Pierce. Johnny frequented the lunch counter. Several times on my return to Richland, I went into the store which was a fabric store the last time I was in town, and asked if I could go to the stock room. Just standing quietly and reminiscing of the wonderful times I had there and all of the great people that crossed my path that had a positive impact on my life, leaves me feeling fantastic. Thanks for the memory jog, Gloria. -Rich Baker ('58) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Sharon Roos Kent ('59) What are the dates for the 40 plus reunion in the Fall and the all school reunion in June. -Sharon Roos Kent ('59) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [R2K+3 is June 22, 2003 ~~ Club40 is September 5-6-7, 2003 ALL reunion dates (that I know about) are listed towards the top of the All Bomber Alumni Links website: -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: David Cloud ('60) Re: Teachers Earlier, someone mentioned Miss Nadine Brown and that brought back a flood of memories of the 1959-'60 home room and English. The most persistent memory is the time we spent on Silas Marner. The story seemed tedious and the illustrations were black and white drawings of horses with improbable proportions. I wondered why such a story was chosen reading fare for teen age students. However, like oatmeal, the tale has stuck with me. I now think of friends and relatives whose arms are too short to reach for the check or their wallet as a Silas Marner. I also enjoyed the modern reworking of the tale by Steve Martin. In spite of our attitudes, we did learn. Any word of Miss Brown today? -David Cloud ('60) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) Hello from Delta, Utah!! We had a great ride on Highway 50 clear across the state of Nevada. It was beautiful, as we had at least one snow-capped set of mountains, if not some on all sides. I was really enjoying the scenery. Today, we hope we've driven through the ugly part of Utah, as all we saw was desert today, including a big salt lake, and all we felt was wind, and lots of it. Sometimes the wind worked against Warren on the bike, and sometimes it helped him, but we are glad that we are still ahead of the rain!! Warren was interviewed for a "short" to be shown on RenoTV Channel 8 as a part of the John Tyson Journal on Tuesday, April 29th about 6:45. We won't be able to see it, but we hope to get a copy of it when we arrive home in Indiana. HW 50 runs very close to our home, so we will be home for a few days in a few weeks. Re: favorite teachers I've been giving this a lot of thought. I think that I was very blessed, as I have something I am fond of remembering with all of my teachers. After all the kindness and care I received from all of my elementary school teachers at Spalding School, I'd have to say my 7th grade Speech teacher, Mr. Bouchard, and Mr. Clayton, my General Science teacher most influenced my development for their fairness, and their ways of opening up the fact that I could develop themes and learn to do things beyond what I thought possible. Mr. Bouchard by giving me another chance when I wasn't ready with a speech early in the year, Mr. Clayton had a wonderful mind-expanding project when we were asked to write about a space adventure, and make plans for all needed objects. Also I must thank Mr. Gerald Larson for giving me another chance in my Junior year in the Annual class. I had him for 2 periods, and I really did learn a lot from him about relationships with people!! But as I write this I remember so many other teachers I really liked, and special things that many of them did to make me fondly remember them. As to the best skill I acquired in school, except for good ole reading, writing, and arithmetic, it would have to by typing!! I can't think of a skill I've used more than that. I've even tried to earn a living with my typing skills more than once, (try is the operative word here), and I probably would have never been able to finish college without being able to type my own papers, as no one else could read my writing, and I couldn't have afforded to get my papers typed. And sadly I can't remember the name of my typing teacher, as I write this. -Helen Cross Kirk ('62) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Mrs. Wiley???? That's who I had for typing. -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jeanie Hutchins Simon ('62) After receiving an e-mail today from one of our Bombers regarding living on Haines Ave, I've again been wondering why the street name is spelled differently by Richland families. It's always been Hains without the "e" for my family. The sign by my sister/bro-in-law's home reads, "Hains" and yet in the street listing and map of my 2000 Tri-City telephone book, it is spelled Haines with the added "e" ~ the Richland Map on the Internet is spelled without the "e." I just looked up some neighborhood addresses in the phone book and there was one neighbor spelling it with the "e." It's just something I've wondered about ~ triggered the question again when receiving this Bomber's e-mail. Does anyone know the origin of the Hains Ave. name? I just stopped writing and called my sister in Richland: She said she remembers that at least until or in 1988, the street sign at the corner of Williams and GWWay read "Hains" and the street sign at the corner of Hunt and Van Giesen, read "Haines." Sometime since then, the signs have all been changed to "Hains." She's owned two different homes on Hains, but doesn't know the origin of the name. Bomber Cheers! -Jeanie Hutchins Simon ('62) ~ sunny Bellingham, WA ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [ - click on Hains (without an "e"). -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob Grout ('66WB) Re: Image for all 911 I really believe this is a great image of pictures and background music we alumni Bombers and family should all see. We will not forget. -Bob Grout ('66WB) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Barb Belcher Valinske ('72) To: Kevin Kreiter ('72) Hey, thanks Kevin, for the great story about my gramps, Craig Anderson. He really enjoyed all the kids in the neighborhood by Spalding, and knew everyone's name long before they came into his classroom. He was a great one for pulling pranks on people - you should have been one of his grandchildren! If one of us by chance left our shoes in the living room, well then, we would have to go looking for them in the waste paper basket. On road trips, he would pay us money to be quiet, and then tease us and try to get us to talk. He really loved being a teacher. He was the best. Thanks again, -Barb Belcher Valinske ('72) ******************************************** ******************************************** Found on website: >>From: Jerry Lewis ('73) Date: Apr 20 2003 8:12:24AM To: Marjorie Adkins ('73) Re: Class of 1973 Class Reunion The reunion is July 18-20. The web site is You can check your contact info (numbers in addresses only to protect privacy) and submit an update. The first mailing will go out this week, so send updates by Tuesday if possible. -Jerry Lewis ('73) ******************************************** ******************************************** From the old ALL Bomber Alumni Guest Book: >>From: Patti Felch Garoutte ('87WB) Date: Mon Apr 28 13:35:23 2003 I would have graduated in 1987, but we moved during my junior year. I graduated in Alaska, but have always been a Bomber at heart. -Patti Felch Garoutte ('87WB) ******************************************** ******************************************** Found on the website: >>From: Michelle Berrett ('93) Date: Mar 31 2003 9:46:51AM To: ALL Re: Class of '93 Reunion There is a Reunion for class of '93 set for August 8-10. There's a lot more information on the RHS website Hope to see everyone there. -Michelle Berrett ('93) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/30/03 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 13 Bombers sent stuff: Dick McCoy ('45, '46, and '02), Ralph Myrick ('51) Peter "Kay" Wheadon ('56), Carol Carson ('60) Patti Jones ('60), Jeanie Hutchins ('62) Tim Smyth ('62), Diana Bennett ('64) Kathie Roe ('64), Rick Maddy ('67) Kim Edgar ('79), Zorba Manolopoulos ('91) Anonymous Bomber ******************************************** ******************************************** LUNCHES (in order of appearance) TODAY - Girls of '63 and '64 05/03 - Las Vegas 05/04 - Seattle/Fife 05/19 - 1940's Ladies & Spouses (longest running Bomber Lunch) More information: Click the lunch you want to know about. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dick McCoy ('45, '46, and '02) Re: Bomber fight song Burt Pierard ('59) probably knows best about the fight song, but I believe it was adopted in about '47, words by Pat Sheeran ('48RIP). It was very controversial, not because it was Cougar (altho that was a problem), but because every other High School in Eastern Washington used it. The old fight song -- to the tune of Fight Illini -- was fine, and I think it is still used. "We're Green and we're Gold, Richland High". I still like the old one best, but then I'm a Dawg. OK? -Dick McCoy ('45, '46, and '02), Bronc Beaver Bomber From lovely Camano Island, WA - where the weather is great. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ralph Myrick ('51) To: David Cloud ('60) Oh, yeah, I remember Miss Brown. I clearly remember her telling me that I would never make it through college because my English, writing, and spelling were so poor. And, that they were, for sure. However, I did end up getting a master's in teaching, of all things. When I returned to Richland, the first person I went to see was Miss Brown and let her know that I had a MS degree in Ed and was teaching 6th grade at Jefferson. I can't remember the book you mentioned but I do remember having to read 'Catcher in the Rye.' -Ralph Myrick ('51) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Peter "Kay" Wheadon ('56) Re: Carmichael song I received a few emails directly, but the correct answer is Cynthia Huckstep (RIP). I remember a woman wrote it, and it was during the 1950-'51 school year, as that was the only year I went to Carmichael. From the many comments made about her, it sounds like she was a great lady. Thanks to all who remembered her. Pete -Peter "Kay" Wheadon ('56) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Carolyn Carson Renaud ('60) Re: Richland Street Names I note that Cedar Street where I grew up is not on the list. I think its still there *GRIN* -Carolyn Carson Renaud ('60) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Cottonwood's not on the list either... or Birch... or... Street names listed on the website were from a 1945 memo and Wright was the western boundary of Richland at that time. Right, Burt? -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) Re: Puget Sound Area/Fife luncheon The Bomber Babes and Dudes I know, I know it seems like we just had a luncheon. Mothers' Day puts the monthly luncheon back a week. Club 40 in September the September Seattle Area luncheon rolls to the Sunday after. The other ten months the luncheons are on the second Sunday of the month. RSVP: by Friday May 2, 2003 DATE: May 4, 2002 COFFEE TIME: 11:30 P.M. LUNCH TIME: 12:30 p.m. WHERE: Fife Bar and Grill In between Goodyear Tire and Day's Inn PHONE: (253) 922-9555 ADDRESS: 3025 Pacific Hwy E., Fife, WA I-5 North, Exit 136 B (Port of Tacoma) I-5 South Exit, 136 Turn left on Pacific Hwy. E. PRICE: Price range $10.00 - $14.50 includes drink and tip All Bomber Spouses and Friends are welcome! For the Bombers who are last minute (no reservation) there is always plenty of room. Are you coming up from Oregon, AKA? Maybe there are some Bombers who would like a ride. To: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) Re: Typing class My typing teachers were Mr. Morris and Mr. Cole. Mr. Morris talked most of the class so by the time he stopped talking I had the days lesson memorized. To this day I am not sure what he was trying to tell us. Mr. Cole was a good teacher wanting students to learn. Learn I did. I was in first and second chair graduating as an 80 Word Per Minute typist. To this day I don't know why. Typing has served its purpose for me but was not ever a major part of any work I did. Typing did show me that I could learn a machine. Which served me well when having to learn new machines, such as copiers, Real Estate computer and phone systems. Computers are sure easy in learning than all of those machines back in the '50s and '60s. Re: Teachers Enjoying all the stories about the different teachers. Sometimes find myself saying I wish I had that teacher but I had a lot of really good teachers that still stand out in my mind. Richland was definitely a great place for education. -Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) ~ Browns Point, WA - wishing to be in Richland for some good sunshine. The weathermen are promising sunshine here over the next couple of weeks. I will believe it when I see it. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jeanie Hutchins Simon ('62) To: Maren You are the BEST!! Thanks for the site with all the Richland Street names and information of those they were named after. Very interesting! We truly appreciate all that you do for us! Bomber Thanks! -Jeanie Hutchins Simon ('62) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Tim Smyth ('62) Re: Hains vs. Haines To: Jeanie Hutchins Simon ('62) Back in the '50s, it was Hains. My guess is that, when an old sign needed replacement, the replacement sign was either ordered wrong or just made wrong. The same thing has happened where I live now. -Tim Smyth ('62) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Diana Bennett Ground ('64) Re: Thanks Just wanted to say "Thank You" to Bob Grout ('66WB) for passing along the moving 9/11 tribute. It was beautifully done. -Diana Bennett Ground ('64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Kathie Roe Truax ('64) Today - April 29 - is my mother's 86th birthday. Her health is OK, but she seems to be slowing down a little more each day. If any Bomber friends of our family (Bill ('59), Carolyn ('63), Kathie ('64), or Christy ('71) would like to wish Kitty Roe a happy birthday. I know she would enjoy hearing from you. Thanks. -Kathie Roe Truax ('64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Rick Maddy ('67) Re: 9/11 URL Thank you, Bob Grout ('66WB). -Rick Maddy ('67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Kim Edgar Leeming ('79) Re: Sycamore Tree One of my fondest memories of Richland is climbing the big old Sycamore tree in our yard on Butternut Street. So, I just ordered one, we'll see how well it does on the other side of the mountains. Apparently it will grow to full size 60-70 feet tall and 50-60 wide in seventeen years. We are on two 2 1/2 acres, we have lots of trees, none of which are good for climbing. When I told my eight-year-old son, Scott, I ordered it, he said "Mom, I'll be almost thirty when it's full grown." I told him that I'm hoping it will be tall enough and strong enough that he'll be able to climb it when he's 12 or 13 or put a tire swing on it. If not, It will be big enough for future grand kids. Anyone else have any tree stories? Bomber Cheers! -Kim Edgar Leeming ('79) ~ Poulsbo, WA ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [SOMEBODY has one about their dog in a tree at Spalding. Remind me of the details. -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Zorba Manolopoulos ('91) Re: RHS Scholarship Fund Do you have a child, nephew, niece, grandchild, 2nd cousin, or annoying neighbor who is a Richland High School Senior? Let them know about the RHS Scholarship Fund. It provides deserving students the financial assistance to reach their educational goals. The scholarship is funded through monetary contributions from alumni, parents of alumni, friends of alumni, individual community members, corporate donations, ANYONE! Scholarships help deserving, hard-working students reach their goals. To get an application for the scholarship, point your web browser to Deadline for applications is May 17th, so hurry. -Zorba Manolopoulos ('91) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Anon Re: Bound By The Bomb Re: Book explores Hanford's legacy Re: Hanford Historical Photo Declassification Project -Anon *************************************** *************************************** That's it for the month. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` March, 2003 ~ May, 2003