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16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 ******************************************** ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/01/03 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 14 Bombers sent stuff: Bonnie Beardsley ('56), Darlene Trethewey ('56WB) Ray Loescher ('57), Barb Iskason ('58) Burt Pierard ('59), John Northover ('59) Audrey Eberhardt ('61WB), John Browne, Jr. ('61) Helen Cross ('62), Earl Bennett ('63) Linda Reining ('64), Rick Maddy ('67) Mike Howell ('68WB), Brad Upton ('74) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY 4/30: Louise Moyers ('65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bonnie Beardsley Sandahl ('56) Re: Cynthia Huckstep (RIP) Cynthia Huckstep was exceptional. In her orchestra I began by playing the violin and, like Shirley Davis Lawrence-Berrey ('56), I was talked into the viola "because we need one". I later played the clarinet and the piano, always "because we need one". I remember wondering how Cynthia succeeded in roping me into that many instruments as I was not much of a pushover... except for her. I became close friends with Cynthia Huckstep as did my mother who was a music teacher as well. Cynthia was spirited and I wanted to spend time with her. I did spend time with Cynthia... lots of time. She was available to her students if she knew that it was important to them. I suspected, before her illness, that I knew her as well as anyone, anywhere, did. I was wrong. When she fell ill we all mourned and when she died some of us were inconsolable. However, just as her personality was in life, there was yet another surprise to come. We learned that her family was coming from the midwest for her services. In those days motels and hotels were scarce in the Tri-Cities. Suddenly, in the midst of mourning, just hours after her death, my family and I got the most wonderful call of all. The questioner asked whether we could "take in" a special single person from the midwest who was coming for her services. We said yes. The special person was Cynthia's long-time gentleman friend, a well-hidden and important individual in her life. The really big moment for me was that I put fresh linen on my bed and REALLY cleaned my room (!) so that he would be able to sleep there with great comfort. (I also slept in a spare bedroom without complaining, another first for me.) My family and I soon discovered that her friend was a wonderful man! He spoke fondly of their friendship that had begun many years earlier in the midwest, a time of her life that had escaped me altogether. I found him handsome, engaging, and, most importantly, I believed that he actually cared for Cynthia Huckstep as much as I did! (Adolescent narcissism?) It was a great comfort for me to think that this "important" person had slept in my bed. I later remembered his personality and how much he cared about Cynthia Huckstep and how far he had traveled to say good-bye to his long-time friend. Cynthia Huckstep was indeed exceptional. In fact, she was so exceptional that love and devotion to her was not to be contained in one place. People were devoted to her from far away places as well as by those of us in Richland. I'm grateful for the "surprise" visit to remind me of how revered Cynthia Huckstep was by so many people... in so many places. -Bonnie Beardsley Sandahl ('56) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Darlene Trethewey Dunning ('56WB) Re: Cynthia Huckstep (RIP) I have been trying to think of this teacher's name for some time. She was great I played the violin in the orchestra the year that she died. It was the first time that I had had to deal with the death of someone that I knew. I remember it being very traumatic at the time. I learned a lot from her but I did give up the violin after that year, which is something that I regret to this day. I have been looking through the Alumni Sandstorm hoping that someone would bring up her name. Thanks -Darlene Trethewey Dunning ('56WB) ~ Portland, OR ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ray Loescher ('57) While cleaning the attic the other day, my wife ran across my old report cards from Carmichael. She giggled as she read a comment from Mrs. Black, Social Studies teacher which said, "I think Ray's intentions are good, but he seems to be too easily influenced by lazy, talkative neighbors in school." OK, who was it that got me in all that trouble? Later, in high school, Mrs. Buescher gave me the nickname, "Gabby." But I wasn't talking with the same lazy folks then. Gary Lucas ('57) sat nearby and I frequently leaned on him for correct answers. Trouble was, I stuttered in those days and it simply took me too long to say anything! Incidentally, I also uncovered some old yearbooks from WSC for 1959 - '62 that I do not plan on keeping. No markings in any of them save my name in the issue. If anyone wants these and is willing to pay shipping costs (21 pounds), let me know. They are in good shape, although they smell old. Imagine that! -Ray Loescher ('57) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Barbara Isakson Rau ('58) Class of '58 Luncheon is this Sunday the 4th of May at 1pm at the West Richland Golf Course. If you weren't there for the April luncheon, you missed seeing Bill Lattin ('58). There is always a surprise "newbie" at our luncheon, so come when you can. Bomber Cheers, -Barbara Isakson Rau ('58) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Burt Pierard ('59) To: Carolyn Carson Renaud ('60) Re: Richland Street Names OK, OK, OK. Here is the 2003 version of the origin of the "Old Town" street names. This subject has come up on an approximately annual basis for at least the last four years but as new people come on the Sandstorm (or those who don't read it regularly), it needs to be answered periodically. The "original" Richland (sometimes referred to as the "World War II Town") was bounded on the West by Wright Avenue and the North by Van Giesen (with the additional pocket east of GWWay up to Hunt Point). This was the area of the original 8 Alphabet Houses (A, B, D, E, F, G, H & L), the 3 Pre-fabs (1, 2 & 3 Bedroom), and the Men's & Women's Dorms. All the streets in this area were named after Army Corps of Engineers people (some have said that they had to be dead but I don't know if that is true or not), including George Washington who was an Army Surveyor before the Revolutionary War. The Ranch House development didn't start until 1947-48. There they departed from the original street naming scheme and used trees instead. Bomber Cheers, -Burt Pierard ('59) ~ my LAST week in Seattle & I get to go home to stay. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: John Northover ('59) Re: The first annual Southern California Bomber Bruncheon 18 May 2003 at 11:00AM Charlie's by the Sea 2526 S. Coast Highway Cardiff By The Sea CA ... Ph: 760 942 1300 Expected cost is about $15.00 including tax and tip ... There is complimentary valet parking ... just pull in front of Charlie's .. John the "Parkingman" will take care of your vehicle ... In fact, the restaurant is located on the ocean ... there is very little 'public' parking near the restaurant. I had responses from as far a way as Germany, Georgia, Maryland, Woodland Hills CA and Richland ... You all know you can FLY in ... Charlie's is only 25 miles north of the Lindberg Field in San Diego ... a rental car - a buzzer bee car - about $29.99 ... What deal!!! A short scenic drive north on 5 ... a BOMBER Bruncheon on the Pacific Ocean ... Free Champagne!!! Excellent Food and most of all a bunch of great Bombers!!! Chances are the weather will be GREAT ... with about a .001959% chance of rain and about 0.00000009591% chance of a tornado, a hurricane or other inclement weather. The possibility that an earthquake will interrupt the Bomber Bruncheon is exceedingly small ... The following have indicated they may attend ... A couple of individuals have possible event conflicts which will be resolved in order for them to attend ... One poor lady ... a Bomber graduate ... had just moved from Salona Beach back to Richland ... "Not that there is anything wrong with that." ... She said her sister was in the area and I am hoping she can attend. Ned Barker ('59) ~ Mesa, AZ Pete Bradley ('60) ~ Escondido, CA Lydia Winckler Brown ('59) ~ San Diego, CA Ann Pearson Burrows ('50) ~ Chula Vista, CA Bill Clark ('58) ~ Long Beach, CA Denny Kline ('57) ~ Ridgecrest, CA Penny McAllister D'Abato ('67) ~ Temecula, CA Pat Hartnett ('59) ~ Torrance, CA Rick Maddy ('67) ~ Huntington Beach, CA John Northover ('59) ~ San Diego, CA Frank Schermer ('50) ~ ???, CA Fred Suckow ('55) ~ Murrietta, CA Glen Turner ('49) ~ Woodland Hills, CA Wynell Williams Fishburne ('55) ~ Victorville, CA Spouses welcome ... Bomber off spring welcome ... Bomber friends welcome ... My wife Julie cannot wait to hear all the "BOMBER" stories, legends and tales that may be spun at this first Eventual Southern California Bomber Bruncheon!!!! See YA there!! -juan the sailor, Bishop of Peach Pickle and Head Master of Hunker Downs '59 -John Northover ('59) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Audrey Eberhardt Mathews ('61WB) Re: Favorite Teachers All this talk about favorite and memorable teachers has brought back some memories. When we moved from California to Camp Hanford, I was in for educational culture shock. I had been honor roll in California and was put in an advanced class, I was in the seventh grade. My most memorable teachers a Chief Joseph and Columbia were as follows: Mrs. Helen Smith, English; Mrs. Cottrell, English; Mrs. Sonya Johnson?, French; Mrs. Gilbert, Home Ec; the speech teacher at Chief Jo; Mrs. Ida Mecham, Biology; and Mr. Wheeler, American History. All of these teacher impacted me and made me aware of the joys of learning and trying new things. One incident I remember in Mr. Wheeler's class; we always had to outline the chapters, a couple that was going steady each received a failing grade because their outlines were identical. He told them if they were going to cheat to at least change a few words now and then. -Audrey Eberhardt Mathews ('61WB) ~ central Georgia where Spring has sprung and allergies are running rampant. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: John Browne, Jr. ('61) Re: Trees in the desert Kim Edgar Leeming's ('79) note about a sycamore brought to mind one of the more memorable trees in my life- one that was prominent & public, that offered the curious something to wonder at, & the daring something to eat. The big mulberry that sat just NW of Uptown was the first of its kind that I'd ever seen. In my earlier experience, berries didn't grow on trees (except this one). It was inviting to climbers, & always a comfort to be perched upon. The fruit, so similar to a 'regular' berry (like the cane fruit I'd grown up with, W of the Cascades), had a stem- a thin, flexible green little handle, which you only noticed if you were 'being careful' (& not just stuffing your face like a greedy little 12 year old). It was decades later that I learned some of the history behind the mulberries in the area (incl "the Area"), why they were around at all... One of the best moments at my class' 40th was spent walking along the river, leisurely picking the ripest, longest, deepest-hued fruit from the trees at the edge of the water, marveling at patches of purple sand beneath these sturdy, indomitable shoreline guardians with their toes in the water for a lifetime. ^..^ -JHBrowne, Jr. ('61) ~ Vashon Island, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) Greetings from the Salina, Utah library!! I think my first update on our trip might have come from this library on our way out west to start our trip. We've found Salina to be a very friendly place, and they have the most wonderful restaurant here: Mom's Place, started in l947!! We ate there yesterday, and we were so full, we didn't eat for another 20 hours!! It's so good, it's hard to chose what to eat there. Warren is resting today, as tomorrow he has to go over l00 miles to the next town and it's over 2 passes over 8,000 ft. He's done well on the 7,000 ft. summits, we'll hope he does as well on the higher ones. We are staying in a new place with a pool for me tonight. We've been trying to stay in older places, we stayed in one with neat bathroom appliances from the '50s. Re: Typing. I am sure my typing teacher was a woman. I wanted to say Miss Brown. But did she ever teach typing?? Or was it a Mrs. Johnson with her hair pulled back?? I just can't remember. I never could get much above 50 wpm, so I started out with As, but went to Bs because I couldn't increase my speed. At least I got the basics. Re: Another word regarding our trip Everywhere we have been, it has been warmer back home in Indiana. When we were in sunny California that was certainly true. It's barely 50 here today, the tulips are still in bloom and back home it's in the 80s. Well, as long as we don't have rain, we can't complain!! -Helen Cross Kirk ('62) ~ along the trial (bike trail that is!!) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Helen - The best boss I ever had now lives in Reno and I called her so she could watch the TV "short" on Warren's bike trip. She doesn't "do" computers... so I couldn't get an email from her about it, but she said she usually watches that show and said she'd watch... if she doesn't call me soon, I'll call her and ask about it. -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Earl C. Bennett, III - Gold Medal Class of '63 Re: Kim and the request for stories about trees I may not be the only one to write about the HUGE crabapple tree that was several hundred yards west of the bypass highway at Elm Street - a little past the cemetery now. One of the trails used by the horse riding academy passed right above it, and the hill was steep enough that the branches touched the ground right below the trail. It was a great climbing tree for neighborhood elementary school age boys I spent time with - Pete Housely, Jimmie Ard, Arnold McCalister, Nat and others. The crabapples were much larger than the cherry-sized ones on the ornamental crabapple tree I grew in our front yard in Woodbridge, VA, before we left the DC suburbs for beautiful, rural central VA. I did make some great crabapple jelly from the little ones, though. Back to the big tree - one time in 5th grade Arlan Dabling ('63 Bulldog) and I picked some crabapples from that tree and boiled them in water from the Yakima. He didn't take more than a bite, and maybe didn't even swallow it, but I ate a whole one before admitting they weren't too great. Got a bad stomach ache, too. I think I may have told this story before, in the first year of the Alumni Sandstorm. Other associated memories in that same area are the huge tumbleweed forts we built between the bypass highway and the shelter belt, and building dams in the storm drain channel where it came out from under the bypass. Remember how many tumble weeds would collect in the U-shaped area formed by Chief Jo? Regards, ecb3 -Earl Bennett ('63) ~ Reva, VA ~ where a thunderstorm is ending a great day of yard work (I took the day off because it's been dry for 3 days and the leaf collector needs relatively dry leaves - it's been too wet ever since I recovered from surgery, but we've needed the water). ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda Reining ('64) Re: prescription drug prices Just got home from a trip to Algadones, Mexico (478 miles from my home in Bakersfield)... we stayed in Yuma, AZ... I got 4 prescriptions for under $900 for an entire year's supply; I pay over $400 per month here for those same prescriptions. I know some had questioned about buying them in Canada... if you are close enough to the Algadones, Mexico border, it is well worth the trip; I did not need a prescription from my doctor, but I had them with just in case. The pills are generic... both my doctors okayed their use. Re: Boomer Had a little, furry, friend waiting for me when I got home: "BOOMER" was in my mailbox and he is now sitting on my desk, alongside the BOMB. I'll be taking both of them to the Bakersfield Luncheon on May 17th. Linda Reining ('64) ~ Bakersfield, CA - rain is predicted for Friday and Saturday... had great weather in Mexico... cool and breezy. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Rick Maddy ('67) Re: Make like a tree and leaf (Sycamore Tree) To: Kim Edgar Leeming ('79) I am certainly no gardener, so take this with a grain of salt, but listening to my father one day talking about trees years ago was of interesting note. I had this white weeping birch tree in my yard in Kennewick. The tree looked pretty good to me. My dad dropped by and said the reason the top of the tree had a lot less leaves was because it wasn't getting enough water (duh!). Further explaining the tree would prefer living on a river bank where its feet could be wet most of the time. Willow trees are another family that loves lots of water. Ever see a willow next to a creek? Awesome! Remember how Arlo used to pump thousands of gallons of water using those big black hoses and sprinklers on our playgrounds? Remember the magnificent weeping willow next to the swings and slide on the 4th-6th grade side of L&C? Tarzaned that tree a few times. Just drive around any town and look at all the trees that are bare topped, particularly the youngsters. And sometimes trees dont like each other and will grow very oddly next to one another trying to escape each others canopy. Sort of like putting a piranha next to a goldfish in the same tank. I have seen sycamore on the Westside and they do grow, but never saw one like the ones in Richland ( I'm sure there is a nice one somewhere around the sound). Difference from being planted in acidic dirt verses Richland sandy loam or clay loam, whichever it is. Simply the reaction of the trees to their acidic or alkaline soil (pH). Even in Seattle you can see a miserable rhododendron next to a house because the lime in the cement from the foundation has leeched into the acidic soil and turned it more alkaline. The plant cannot feed and chokes to death. They planted Russian Olive around the shelter belt for a reason. Too much water kills a cacti. My neighbor told me the white birch tree in my yard was the best he had seen it in twenty-five years. I had access to the irrigation canal off 10th. Happy tree. Anyway, Ed Hume would do a much better job than I and good luck with your trees. TREES I think that I shall never see A poem lovely as a tree; A tree whose hungry mouth is prest Against the earth's sweet flowing breast. A tree that looks at God all day, And lifts her leafy arms to pray. A tree that may in Summer wear A nest of robins in her hair. Upon whose bosom snow has lain. Who intimately lives with rain. Poems are made by fools like me, But only God can make a tree. ~ Joyce Kilmer ~ -Rick Maddy ('67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Howell ('68WB) Some of you will remember that my Brother Tom ('58 or '59WB) brought his animals to Spalding and did a show for all of us in the Gym. After the show I took a group of my selected friends out to his car to show off the animals and Ken Staley ('68) got bit by the bear. I think it was either Leslie Huff or Kristine Knight who got urinated on by the same animal. -Mike Howell ('68WB) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Brad Upton ('74) Re: Street Names I remember having a discussion with my parents over the name of Cottonwood Ave. Since we spent a great deal of time at the Schildknecht's I had many chances to observe the Cottonwood sign right in front of their house where Elm intersected with Cottonwood. I told my parents that it was Cottonwood Avenue and they said it was Cottonwood Boulevard. Both insisted we were right. So dad drove down Cottonwood and some of the signs said Ave. and some of them said Blvd. We were both right! I don't know if the signs are still that way today and I still don't know the correct answer. Anybody want to drive down Cottonwood and look? -Brad Upton ('74) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/02/03 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 14 Bombers and 1 Bomber WB (?) funeral notice today: Carol Black ('48), Gus Keeney ('57) Irene de la Bretonne ('61), Denis Sullivan ('62) Jeanie Hutchins ('62), Gary Behymer ('64) Linda Reining ('64), David Rivers ('65) Marcia Wade ('67), Jerry Lewis ('73) Mike Davis ('74), Jenny Smart ('87) ******************************************** ******************************************** LUNCHES (in order of appearance) TOMORROW - Las Vegas SUNDAY - Seattle/Fife SUNDAY - Class of '58 05/16 - Girls of '54 More information: Click the lunch you want to know about. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Carol Black Foster ('48) Re: Good Intentions I had to laugh at Ray Loescher's ('57) comment about my mother, Leola Black (RIP) saying he had good intentions but was too easily influenced by those crummy pupils he was sitting by. I think she nailed you!! I am really enjoying all the entries about the teachers as many of them were practically all the grownups I knew when I was growing up. Am I the only one who remembers Betsy Carmichael (?), PE teacher at Col Hi?? I also remember Chris Anderson who was my teacher at Col Hi, then was my mother's principal at Carmichael and much later I ran into him at Seattle University in another one of my attempts to finish college. He was some kind of official at Seattle University but I haven't heard anything about him in years. To: Linda Reining ('64) Re: Mexican Prescriptions I am getting ready to go to Ixtapa and am wondering whether I could get prescriptions back thru customs. I am assuming you were driving and wonder if you had to declare the medicine or just went thru. Any advice??? -Carol Black Foster ('48) ~ Bellevue, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gus Keeney ('57) Re: Mrs. Black's (RIP) Class To: Ray Loescher ('57) Hey, I take offence to the reference to your "Neighbors" in Mrs. Black's Class!!!! *GRIN* (Guilty Conscience, I guess!!) -Gus Keeney ('57) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Irene de la Bretonne Hays ('61) To: Burt Pierard ('59) Correction on the north boundary of the "Old Town" of Richland: It was bounded on the north by Wilson Street, not Van Giesen. Wilson is one street north of Van Giesen. In 44-45, we moved into a brand new two bedroom prefab in the 1600 block of McPherson in the last block north of Van Giesen. There were and still are original prefabs in that block. Wilson was the north boundary, not Van Giesen. -Irene de la Bretonne Hays ('61) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Denis Sullivan ('62) Re: Typing instructors at Col-Hi I remember Mrs. Thompson--Typin' Thompson--as my teacher. -Denis Sullivan ('62) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jeanie Hutchins Simon ('62) Re: Typing Teacher My Typing teacher was Mrs. Pauline Thompson ~ a rather quiet, very sweet lady. She was my only teacher that permitted gum chewing during class ~ it was to go in the waste basket on your way out. One day she asked me to stay after class. She gently and tactfully asked me not to chew gum during class ~ she told me that without me realizing it, I would "chew" with almost each letter that I typed on those old manual typewriters. She said that she knew I didn't realize I was doing it and assured me that I did keep my mouth closed. I was so embarrassed!! (it probably drove her nuts, along with my very nice typing partner, Don Smith ('60) Of course, my family had heard this story, and one day many years later while visiting in Richland, I ran into Mrs. Thompson at the Mall ~ fortunately, both of my daughters were with me. After introducing ourselves, I reminded her of the chewing gum story ~ she'd forgotten, but we had a good laugh and nice visit. -Jeanie Hutchins Simon ('62) ~ Bellingham, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gary Behymer ('64) Re: Congratulations Raymond Stein ('64) -Gary Behymer ('64) ~ downtown Colfax, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda Reining ('64) To: Rick Maddy ('67) Re: TREES That poem, by Joyce (who by the way, was a man) Kilmer, was the first poem I ever memorized... can't remember what grade I was in or the teacher, either. See you on the 17th of May for the Bakersfield Bomber luncheon. -Linda Reining ('64) ~ Bakersfield, CA - weather is still cool and they are predicting rain for Friday, Saturday and possibly Sunday; the Sierra's are also getting the much-needed moisture. ;) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: David Rivers ('65) Re: Ray, the great! You were kinda mentioned, 32! -David Rivers ('65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Marcia Wade Hausenbuiller ('67) Re: TREES To: Ricky Maddy ('67) Thanks, guy, some where, some one and I were just trying to remember the words to that poem not long ago- -don't remember if it was my mom and I or a friend at work. For an arid area, Richland has some gorgeous trees, doesn't it? I too remember that Willow at Lewis and Clark, and I now have a gorgeous sycamore out in my front yard, just a few blocks down from L&C. And as far as the mulberry trees down at the park, I remember well the purple feet after a trip to 'Riverside' in days of yore! I never tried eating any of the fruit tho--just walked on it. Re: One more L&C memory, Rick Do you remember the old old abandoned school house on the grounds--would have been near Cullum and Downing I guess...or so it seems to me. Used to fascinate me, and I always wished I could sneak in there and explore. Maybe some of the daring boys did such things.... -Marcia Wade Hausenbuiller ('67) ~ back in the old neighborhood near Lewis and Clark. (Dare I mention my oldest grandson is now in first grade at good old L&C???) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jerry Lewis ('73) Re: RHS Class of '73 30 Year Reunion Class members should be receiving the brochure for the reunion in the next few days (if we have your correct address). Unfortunately, somehow the printer used the pre-proofread version when they ran it off. Most of the info is correct, but there are a number of typos. They will be re-running it and we will resend it as soon as it's done. I'll get the PDF up on the website when I get it. I'll put additional info up as I get time. -Jerry Lewis ('73) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Davis ('74) To: Brad Upton ('74) Re: Cottonwood All that cheap beer and second-hand smoke that you have been exposed to in those three-stool bars you have been performing in has definitely eaten part of your mind! Cottonwood was never an Avenue, nor was it a Boulevard. It is now and always has been - Cottonwood Drive! Now sit down!!! -Mike Davis ('74) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jenny Smart Page ('87) Re: "R" on the hill On our way home the other night, my kids noticed the fading "R" on the side of the hill in the south part of town. I explained as best I could to a 6 year old & 4 year old why someone would want to put a letter on the side of the hill. Then they wondered how long it had been there. I know it's been there at least since the early/mid '80s (I seem to remember it being shaped a bit more like the Rainier beer "R" back then). Anyone remember when it first appeared & who first carved it out? -Jenny Smart Page ('87) ~ West Richland, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Funeral Notice scanned from the TCHerald by Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) >>Kathleen Fay Vanderburg Ogburn ('62WB??) ~ 12/14/43 - 4/29/03 *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/03/03 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 12 Bombers sent stuff: Dick McCoy ('45), Claris Van Dusen ('48) Betty McElhaney ('57), Burt Pierard ('59) Jan Bollinger ('60), Shirley Sherwood ('62) Linda Reining ('64), Lesley Wood ('66WB) Pam Ehinger ('67), Peggy Hartnett ('72) Brad Upton ('74), Dave McAdie ('79) ******************************************** ******************************************** LUNCHES (in order of appearance) TODAY - Las Vegas TOMORROW - Seattle/Fife TOMORROW - Class of '58 05/16 - Girls of '54 05/17 - Bakersfield More information: Click the lunch you want to know about. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dick McCoy ('45) Re: Old streets To: Burt Pierard ('59) Hey Burt, old buddy. You think you're so dang smart. The boundaries of the first of "New" Richland were actually "A" street, (Thayer Dr.), on the west, and "E" street, Stevens Dr. on the east. Now, the original boundaries south and north were Williams and Van Giesen. I can't remember if they had any other designations such as alpha than their eventual names. Do you? -Dick McCoy from the good ol' Tin Class of '45). Bronc Beaver Bomber. Go summertime!! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Claris Van Dusen Troutman ('48) To: Carol Black Foster ('48) Yes, I sure do remember Betsy Carmichael who was our PE teacher at Col Hi. I thought she was great. She helped me learn and enjoy several sports, especially tennis and basketball. I always wished that PE class lasted longer. Hated to shower, dress and rush off to a class. Sorry to learn of your mother's passing, but so has my mother. Thanks for the memories. I loved my high school days! -Claris Van Dusen Troutman ('48) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Betty McElhaney Hudspeth ('57) Don Dawson ('55) is having a really rough time of it right now and sure could use some help from above. So we are asking for all of you to keep Don & his wife, Patty, in your thoughts and prayers. Thanks a lot you guys -Betty McElhaney Hudspeth ('57) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Burt Pierard ('59) To: Irene de la Bretonne Hays ('61) Re: North Boundary of the "Old Town" My brother, Dick Pierard ('52), also nailed me on the Wilson Street part of the North Boundary. He wrote: "the north boundary of 'old Richland' (is that like Old Europe?), was not a continuous line. In the west it was Van Giesen, in the middle Wilson, and in the east I think it reverted to Van Giesen and then went north to that Hunt point extension." I stand corrected. Bomber Cheers, -Burt Pierard ('59) ~ going home Saturday night ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jan Bollinger Persons ('60) Re: "Old Town" Burt Pierard's ('59) mention of Old Town street names and the "original" Richland (sometimes referred to as the "World War II Town") brought back memories of my first job search after moving to Bellevue in the mid-sixties. The councilor at the employment agency reviewed my work and salary history with G.E. and suggested that I was unlikely to command as high a wage in the Seattle area. Gee, and I had been hoping for rather more than less in The Big City! But she explained it all in one sentence: "Wages are always higher in war towns." Huh? That was the first time I had ever heard that designation for Richland and was actually offended. "War town"?? What's a war town, anyway? Sounds awful and certainly not like the place where I grew up! I decided to apply with a different agency, where no one mentioned "war town" and they did find me a job at the higher wage I had hoped for. So there! War town, indeed! -Jan Bollinger Persons ('60) ~ Spokane - where dawn arrived with a thunderstorm. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Shirley Sherwood Milani ('62) To: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) Helen, I've been following your travels and forwarding those paragraphs to a friend of mine who is also an avid bicyclist. I thought I had all your entries, but must have 'trashed' some of them so I wasn't able to tell her the story behind your husband's bicycle trip. Was it a pleasure trip? Was it for charity? Was it a life-long goal of his? Was it to bring attention to something worthwhile? What exactly is the route? Are there other riders along as well? I should have been paying closer attention. But we're so awed by his endurance and we just wanted to know more. P.S. I'll bet you would have been honked at more often if your Bomber license plate bracket was on the back of the car rather than the front. Do you think? Good luck on the rest of the trip. -Shirley Sherwood Milani ('62) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda Reining ('64) To: Carol Black Foster ('48) Re: Mexican prescriptions We drove to the border, parked on the US side, walked across the border, bought our meds, then walked through customs... the pharmacies are only supposed to "legally" let you buy a 3-month supply of each medication, but they will let you buy as much as you want... they just remind you to tell the border guard that you ONLY bought a 3-month supply of each medication... I was able to get an entire year's worth of each medication that I wanted. I had two other people with me, so the meds were split between their bags, but, I did get a little nervous this time... the guard inspected all my bags and kept asking me if all those boxes (I had 22 boxes of one medication and 16 of another) were for me and were only for 3 months... I was so worried that he was going to take all the extra, but he let me through. Last year when we went, we did the same thing (they hardly inspected the bags, but I had heard that since 9/11 things had changed and they were more thorough on checking). I'm not sure how it would work in Ixtapa... Algadones is very close to Yuma, AZ... I don't know how close to the US border Ixtapa is... might make a difference. Hope this has helped. Linda Reining ('64) ~ Bakersfield, CA - another Winter storm is on its way into our area... getting much needed rain... lovin' it. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Lesley Wood Nelson ('66WB) Re: SARS in Singapore To: Jean Eckert Imholte ('72) You asked if there were any others in the Bomber community who have had experiences with the SARS outbreak. I live in Singapore, and I'm watching how this city-state is managing it. Initially, SARS cases were limited to one hospital but the virus spread to 4-5 hospitals. The government now requires that you call for a special ambulance standing by to take you directly to Tan Tock Seng Hospital if you come down with SARS symptoms. NOBODY wants to go there. This rule is, of course, to protect those using public transport and taxis. People break the rule often and are soundly chastised in the morning newspapers. The press is also a forum for those who complain of being shunned for having been affected by SARS in some way or for working with SARS patients. Several cabbies have been felled by SARS, and attempts are made to trace their fares (SARS virus is thought to be contagious on surfaces for 3-4 hours). Rather than risk being one of those who may have "been there when, but not so sure", we as a family avoid taxis and the underground for the time being. Apparently, many are doing the same. As I drive my husband from work, we see long queues of empty cabs at commute time, when before, you might have to wait up to an hour to attract one. In today's newspaper, we learned that some taxi drivers are turning in their keys. This is only one of many examples of the huge economic loss due to this disease. My husband's work, which normally involves a lot of business travel, has been greatly affected. It is company policy now that staff traveling from affected areas (such as Singapore) to non-affected areas may not go into the company's offices for 7 days... effectively a company-imposed quarantine. Next week he'll go stay with his mother in Seattle before attending a meeting in New York. She'll take him in! As a family, we adjust our activities according to what we learn daily in the newspapers. And, it's obvious that the government is also adjusting the steps it takes as things evolve. Quarantine is a big issue. Some 3,000 suspected cases are now quarantined, the number having gone up after a seller at the local wholesale market (from which 80% of our produce comes) came down with SARS and eventually died. After learning of that, we depended on frozen vegetables for a time or bought only imported vegetables. Some grocery stores began limiting the amount of produce per customer, and shelves were bare. This has since eased following temporary closure of the market and an influx of produce from Malaysia and other areas. Daily, the Straits Times encourages citizens to be less fearful of admitting to having SARS symptoms and to get immediate help. Names are published of those who break quarantine, and the government has installed surveillance cameras outside their homes; they are electronically tagged; and they are called on by officials daily. The fines imposed for breaking quarantine were found to be too hefty for most recalcitrants to pay (and not a deterrent anyway), so the government came up with these additional measures (jail in the extreme). Every day there seems to be another monitoring system put in place or another restriction announced, which starts many an expatriate here discussing civil liberties issues among themselves. The latest monitoring devices are thermal imaging scanners used at the airport and at other points of entry into the country to check for fevers. In today's paper, the public was warned not to take Tylenol to prevent a fever from being picked up (I suppose a next step might be compulsory blood testing to determine if such drugs are in the traveler's bloodstream!). Travelers are bull-doggish about getting where they want to go! But, from what I can tell, this method of zeroing in on potential threats is worth all the expense and trouble. The lack of travel restrictions is what brought SARS into this country (one person returning from Hong Kong), and continues to bring in more. Health authorities are now trying to contact all passengers on three flights that arrived here recently after 3 passengers came down with SARS. It's a strange situation. On the one hand, the government encourages tourism, publicly congratulating those who "go about life normally" to help raise the plummeting hotel occupancy rate (20% these days is high). A beauty queen from Scandinavia was front-page news last week for not letting SARS stop her plans to come here and have a good time. On the other hand, we've been notified that each household will be issued a thermometer in the next few weeks with orders to take temperatures twice a day. On the streets there are fewer people out and about, but nothing like what we hear of in Beijing or Hong Kong. The majority of people in Singapore don't wear masks. You can't help it though--if you find yourself walking alongside someone with a presumably innocent cough or sneeze (a lot of allergy sufferers here), you instinctively give him wide berth. Last week I took my daughter to the orthodontist. Her temperature was taken before she was allowed to enter the office. There are now temperature-taking stations outside many establishments, even coffee shops. The grocery store I go to advertises SARS-free employees (twice-daily temperature monitoring). It strikes me once in awhile as amazing how readily people adjust to the changes brought about by this disease. The Spring school holiday was extended at the beginning of the SARS outbreak, while the government tried to get a handle on the situation. Of course, the kids took that in stride. School is back in session now, with frequent missives emailed from the school reminding us to keep our children home for any illness, no matter how insignificant it may seem. The school kids don't seem to be as concerned about SARS as they were, say, about the Gurkha soldiers installed in front of the school gates after September 11. The virus is invisible, so it's more of parent concern. No panic, though. The operative words are prudence and caution. New cases in Singapore seemed to have peaked (201 cases), but the virus continues to have a foothold here and will until it's contained or a cure is found, and it has a high mortality rate (12.5%). After more than 15 years of living overseas--most of them in Asia--we are returning to the states this summer. I hope the virus doesn't follow on our heels. I somehow can't imagine life back in the U.S. becoming like this. Kudos to all those doing research and sharing their findings to deal with this epidemic. It's going to take a continued huge cooperative effort to solve this problem, at the community level and globally. -Lesley Wood Nelson ('66WB) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Pam Ehinger Nassen ('67) To: Irene de la Bretonne Hays ('61) Yes, Irene, you are right as I lived at 1304 Wilson on the corner of Thayer and Wilson. Our house was the last house at that end of town. The "Bus Lot" was right behind our house, then there was a field across the street with an old Cherry tree in it! The field had wild barley and wheat growing it! We as kids use to play hide 'n seek in it! Our neighbors were the Jeannie, Sandy, Jimmy Demiters, Mike Hogan, Alan Stevens, Scott Robinson (he moved before he reached high school) Terry ____? There were others but the gray matter is loosing it! Then sometime in the late '50s they tore down the bus lot and then again we had some neat hiding places with all those under ground offices! But the Government (being who they are) caved in all the neat stuff! ;-( Then the BIG Mormon Church was built and it WAS huge for those days! Has it own gym in it! Then across the street they built these very expensive houses. They cost $25,000!! Oh to have one cost that now! *LOL* So again with the new houses we more places to hide! Oh how we loved that game! I got my first kiss in one of them houses! *GRIN* Life was so easy in those days! No fear of anything! Well that is just a lil bit of life on Wilson! Bombers Rule -Pam Ehinger Nassen (The Blue Ribbon Class of '67) DownTown Belvedere, WA! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Peggy Hartnett ('72) Re: From the Small World Department Yesterday there was a woman in our museum buying lots of books on mining which is a bit unusual, even for us in a mining museum, so we got to talking. She had just finished a trip down the Grand Canyon when on a slow part of the trip she and the rest of the crew discussed all sorts of things, including this odd place on the Columbia River whose high school team was called something like the Bombers. My was she surprised when I could fill in all the details! She said they had all admitted to wanting a Bomber T-shirt, if in fact the tale was true, one person claimed we had to be an "urban" legend! You just never know! -Peggy Hartnett ('72) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Brad Upton ('74) Re: Cottonwood Ave vs. Dr. I realized yesterday (after I sent my entry) that I had made a mistake between Cottonwood Blvd. or Dr. I knew someone would point out my mistake... I was just hoping it wasn't Mike Davis ('74) that took the opportunity. To Mike: I am sure that some of the signs on Cottonwood said Avenue and some of them said Drive. Please someone... anyone... back me up on this and help me clear my name with Mike Davis. -Brad Upton ('74) PS. Mike, I'm pretty sure you accompanied me in those trips down Cottonwood. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dave McAdie ('79) Re: Helping a "Lion" Hi out there! I have not gotten off my lazy butt and written to the Alumni Sandstorm in quite some time. I wanted to direct the attention of Bombers everywhere to the following article in yesterdays (5/1) Tri-City Herald; Bethany and her family were our next-door neighbors on 23rd Place in Kennewick for about 8 years (until we moved). We have known them since our kids were born. Bethany's older sister used to baby-sit for us. I want to invite all the "local" Bombers help by stopping by the yard sales/bake sale this weekend (West 23Rd Place is off of Washington in Kennewick). Also, the rest of you "long distance" Bombers, please keep Bethany and her family in your prayers during this tough time and pray that she will get strong enough to receive the heart/lung transplant that she so badly needs. Thanks and God Bless!!! -Dave McAdie ('79) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/04/03 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 13 Bombers (one Anonymous) sent stuff: Ann Pearson ('50), Jerry Oakley ('51) Dick Wight ('52), Marguerite Groff ('54) Darlene Trethewey ('56WB), Burt Pierard ('59) Helen Cross ('62), Shirley Sherwood ('62) Earl Bennett ('63), Jean Armstrong ('64) Patty de la Bretonne ('65), Greg Alley ('73) Anonymous (Re: Harley-Davidson) ******************************************** ******************************************** TODAY - Seattle Bomber lunch in Fife ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ann Pearson Burrows ('50) To: Carol Black Foster ('48) and all the gals that enjoyed Betsy Carmichael as our PE teacher. Many of my friends, whose girls were enjoying the first of girls' soccer teams in the '70s, were very surprised to find out that I had played soccer in high school - there is even a picture in the yearbook to prove it. That was thanks to Ms Carmichael who probably played it in her youth too! -Ann Pearson Burrows ('50) ~ San Diego, CA - watching the USS Abraham Lincoln leave the bay on her way to Everett, WA! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jerry Oakley ('51) Re: Old Richland The SOUTH boundary of Richland in the '40s was "Abbot". -Jerry Oakley ('51) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dick Wight ('52) Re: boundaries Dick Pierard ('52) and his brother Burt ('59) are surely correct on the Van Giesen/Wilson boundaries. I lived on Van Giesen (1104) - Wilson, to the north a block or so, didn't run all the way to the western edge of town so Van Giesen became the defacto northern boundary out that way. The eastern part along the river is somewhat different, and less clear. Around 1950 or so there was an old cherry orchard over there - One of the old farm houses over there near the river was fixed up nicely and occupied by George Prout, the G.E. vice president who ran the Hanford project until around '52 or so. I worked for his wife as a gardener one summer. Prout was transferred to Connecticut and ran G.E.'s submarine building outfit at Groton. I saw him in '52 when I was in radio operator school at the Coast Guard Training Station in Groton. I can't recall when the so-called ranch houses were built over by the river, but that was the "classy" part of town later on. Col Hi had a school farm north of there starting in 1950 - agriculture program was started. We had about 80 acres out there, a resident caretaker on site. Some of the guys in the original "ag" program were me, Richard Gibson ('51), and George Brunstad ('52). We had an active FFA chapter as well. I remember Dick Meyer ('51) helped me tend that cherry orchard I mentioned earlier. I "took it over" one year - made a few bucks hiring kids to pick cherries which I sold to a co-op in Kennewick. I raised a few steers as well, and was sure that I'd grow up to be a rancher. George Brunstad was sure as well. So how come he became an airline pilot and me a professional sailor????? -Dick Wight ('52) ~ now living in the mountains west of Yakima, a long way from salt water! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Marguerite Groff Tompkins ('54) TO: Paulette Lawson Sicilia ('63WB) I forwarded your comments from the 4/28 Sandstorm to my sister Marilyn ('63). She asked me to send this to you. "Hi Paulette, I too remember Mr. Nesbitt. Wow, what a handsome man. He had been in the Navy and stationed in Hawaii. Remember the slides he showed us? All we had to do was ask him some little question about Hawaii and he would start talking and it could last for hours. Thanks for reminding me about him. Marilyn Groff Taylor" Marilyn and her husband, Dale, spend at least 6 or more months in Mexico each year, so they are basically nomads living in their motor home 12 months a year. Her e-mail is Pocket Mail which has a limited capacity. Greely, CO is their home in the US, but they spend most of their time traveling and visiting friends and family during their summers in the states. Even though she can't receive the Sandstorm, she was happy to get just the little piece of it I sent her. -Marguerite Groff Tompkins ('54) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Darlene Trethewey Dunning ('56WB) To: Brad Upton ('74) I'm not sure, But if my memory serves me right it was Cottonwood Ave. I lived on Cottonwood and in the '50s. There was a big sand hill right behind our house and an open field which lead out to the bypass. In later years I drove through and they had built houses back here and I noticed that the street was called Cottonwood Drive. Am I right or is my memory really going!!! Can anyone also refresh my memory? Pretty bad that a person can't remember the full name of the street that she grew up on. -Darlene Trethewey Dunning ('56WB) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Burt Pierard ('59) To: Dick McCoy ('45) Re: Old Streets Come on, Dick. Give me a break! You know full well I was talking about the boundaries of the Village at the end of the War. It is nice that you were able to squeeze in the hint that you were a resident of the very first block of houses started (eventually referred to as Williams-Thayer-Symons-McPherson) and you could have mentioned that the house addresses were numbered "1" thru whatever as they went around the block (was that clockwise or counter-clockwise?) and then started over for the next block. I have found no reference that there were any other street designations other than the alphabetic before putting in the Corps people's names. Bomber Cheers, -Burt Pierard ('59) ~ going home tonight!!! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) To: Shirley Sherwood Milani ('62) Re: Bicycle Trip My husband made it through the great state of Utah faithfully following his chosen route of Highway 50 coast to coast. Well, as 50 doesn't reach to the Pacific Ocean he did fudge a little by starting there. But while he braved the high desert of SW Utah, I saw some of the most fantastic scenery I've ever seen by visiting Arches National Park, where I kept running into Dutch people which was fun. The scenery along 128 to get back to I-70 was almost as fantastic along the river George there!! Warren did get to the first welcome stop inside of Colorado before it closed, and was able to get to a neat bicycle shop for some advice on his wheels, only to discover he got a flat tire walking his bike to the motel close by. So after he returned to the bike shop for more help, he got a late start going south toward Delta, and eventually possibly the greatest challenge of the trip: going up and over Monarch Pass which is just over 11,300 ft. He's survived going over 8,000 ft. without a problem, but this is a bit scary. He's again blessed with dry weather, but a head wind appeared bright and early today!! Warren is traveling alone. He may pick up a few riders in Kansas and Ohio. I think he just wanted to prove to himself he could survive this trip. He had to get a stent in his heart in l999, and that put a blot on his perfect health. With his retirement last June, he decided he'd best get going on all these challenges he's set up for himself. The reason my Alumni license plate holder is on the front and not the back is that it blocked the state identification when it was on the back, so I was afraid I'd get another ticket. I got my first ever speeding ticket in the state of Washington last month. I was heading north to Omak to buy my husband's grandmother some chicken at the KFC there, as they don't have one in Brewster, and a policeman clocked me at 75 on a 60 mph road. I asked politely why he didn't get the truck I was following in front of me, and he (the policeman) didn't answer me. Not wanting to get in more trouble, I let it go. If I'm honest, it wasn't the first time in my life I've ever gone over the speed limit, it was the first, (and last I hope) time I've ever been caught. Well, now to catch up on some more emails and pay some bills while I'm at this great library here in Grand Junction!! -Helen Cross Kirk ('62) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Hey, Leadfoot!! 75 in a 60!!! Don't mess with the cops in Okanogan county!! I was on that same stretch of road... the cop said I was "easing UP to 66" (limit was 55 back then). He wouldn't have stopped me had I not been INCREASING. The nice policeman did NOT ticket me for speeding, though... he gave me a break and wrote the ticket for (cheaper ticket) expired tags. -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Shirley Sherwood Milani ('62) To: Irene de la Bretonne Hays ('61) My family also lived on Wilson. We moved there from McPherson ("B" House) when I was in the 4th grade. I can't remember the address but it was a Pre-cut and sat right between Mahan and Marshall and the back of the house faced the bus lot. I learned to drive when I was 10 years old in that bus lot. My dad had a 1936 Ford or Chevy pickup truck that I learned in. That was so much fun. He would let me sit on his lap and steer when we were out on the open highways. He also let me drive my friend Nellie O'Brien's ('62) mother's car when she needed to go to Montana and none of them could drive. I was 15 at the time. That blows my mind now because I would have never let my daughter do that at 15. I helped my dad build a block retaining wall in front of our house on Wilson when I was recovering from an appendicitis attack and surgery when I was in the 9th grade. He also came down to Chief Joseph and helped me down from that small roof over the front of the main entrance to the school. I got up there but was too scared to come down. Somebody had to go get him; don't remember who. Probably my younger sister Susan ('63) who loved to tattle on me. The people who lived next door to us on Wilson remodeled their house and stained it a redwood color. I thought it looked like the fire station. The man was a glass blower and he made the most awesome Christmas ornaments. -Shirley Sherwood Milani ('62) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Earl C. Bennett, III (Gold Medal Class of '63) To: Audrey Eberhardt Mathews ('61WB) Re: Help with Chief Jo teacher names Mrs. Sonja Harmon for French, and the Speech/Drama teacher was L. Holland St. John - both exceptionally gifted teachers! Re: Ray Stein article Ray, I thought that your main reason for choosing WSU over Stanford was the academic scholarship at WSU vs. an athletic scholarship at Stanford - have I been wrong all these years? Anyway, congratulations on your induction! The article also failed to mention your appearance on the Ed Sullivan show as one of the top ten high school basketball players in the nation, but I don't remember if it was your junior or senior year. Had a great chat with your brother David ('61) at his 40th reunion in conjunction with R2K+1, and I just signed up for our 40th in conjunction with R2K+3 - would love to see you if you will be there for Cool Desert Nights! I knew you had gone into engineering, but the TCH article was the first I heard about you teaching math - brought back memories of the math classes we shared, Mr. Gentle's effective teaching and occasional tears, and my irritation that accelerated algebra was not available to 8th graders until I was in 9th. I took a three-hour final exam for Persian 102 this morning - I felt drained, and not too confident about the results, but recovered springtime good spirits by visiting a coworker's husband in the hospital. He had very successful total hip replacement surgery yesterday - I had referred them to my surgeon when I returned to work after my operation in December. His hip had deteriorated more than mine, and he was ecstatic that the bone-on-bone pain was gone (of course - the bones are gone!). If any prayer warriors are reading this, Jim Spence will appreciate your intercession, just as I did. Regards, ecb3 -Earl Bennett ('63) ~ beautiful Reva, VA - where the asparagus patch is producing faster than we can eat it (tried it raw for the first time last week - good, especially with a mixed salad, but I think I still prefer it lightly steamed, with just a hint of crunch remaining, and I need to brush up on Hollandaise sauce). ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jean Armstrong Reynolds ('64) Re: Phoenix Bomber Luncheon I finally got a break in my schedule and picked a date.. Let's get together Saturday, May 17th. Denny's would be a great gathering place this time. So here ya go: DATE: Saturday, 05/17/03 PLACE: Denny's ADDRESS: 1218 North Litchfield Road, Goodyear, AZ 85338 PHONE: (623) 935-7388 TIME: 11:00 All Bomber's and spouses welcome Please RSVP by Friday, May 16th.. See Y'all There, -Jean Armstrong Reynolds ('64) ~ Goodyear, AZ - where the baby sparrows have hatched and there is chirping in the air. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patty de la Bretonne ('65) Pam Ehinger, I do remember you. I lived in the middle of the McPherson block and I used to come down and play with Kay Newton a lot in the grade school years. I was the snotty little dark-haired girl with glasses(which Jer Jer Newton used to break a lot). I remember you being out and about sometimes. Were you around when Bobby got burned playing with those little burning pots they used for working on the street? Kay's Mom got so mad at us when she found out we had played with them a little too. That was so dangerous! How did they expect kids to leave them alone when they left them there burning? That was nuts! Anyway, thanks for the memories. -Patty de la Bretonne ('65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Greg Alley ('73) Re: Ray Stein ('64) I had the great privilege of attending the Central Washington Hall of Fame dinner that inducted one of my hometown heroes, Ray Stein last night. Thanks to Greg Mitchell who offered my sister and I a seat at one of CJ's tables (that's CJ Mitchell, father of many Bombers and one of the founding fathers of this organization), I got to witness the induction. It included inductee Len Pyne who was a CBC coach of many sports and teams, Dave Heaverlo, former Mariner pitcher from Moses Lake, The Keller brothers from Kennewick of which one married a Bomber, Dan Doornink, the Coug and Seahawk from Wapato, Ron Howard, the great three sport star from Pasco who was a Bomber killer in his high school days, and of course Ray. It took place in a airplane hanger in the old airport area of Pasco and was kind of long but I had to wait to see Ray Stein. I'm dropping names but in attendance was Jud Heathcote, Don Monson, Ray Juricich, Toivo Piippo, Fran Rish, Ray Washburn, and many faces of past Bombers and bulldogs and Tri-City standouts. They had a great display of pictures on Ray, including a warmup top (the old fuzzy cotton ones), box scores, pictures of him driving on Lew Alcindor, and some real old black and white video of him shooting at Bohler gym I think. He talked about how great it was growing up here, thanked Toivo and other coaches and influences, and told Norris Brown (who was there) what a hero he was to him when he wanted to be a Bomber. Seeing Ray run on the court at R2K was pretty cool and this was right up there. -Greg Alley ('73) ~ Its spring time and nice and comfortable, I got to go to Safeco so I am baseball satisfied for awhile till I can go again. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Anonymous Re: Urban Legend - true or false? Harley-Davidson's 'Fat Boy' motorcycle was designed to represent the dropping of atomic bombs on Japan. -Anonymous ~~~~~~~~~~ [Any Bombers riding a 1990 FLSTF "Fat Boy"?? -Maren] *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/05/03 - CINCO DE MAYO ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 11 Bombers and 1 "Viejo" sent stuff: Dick McCoy ('45, '46, and '02), Bob Harman ('51) Tom Hughes ('56), Glen Rose ('58) Robert Kennedy ('60), Audrey Eberhardt ('61) Shirley Sherwood ('62), Betti Avant ('69) Lori Simpson ('70), "Viejo" of Janice Wise ('71) Mike Davis ('74), Paul Barber ('76) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Janice Wise Sola ('71) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dick McCoy ('45, '46, '02) Re: Old names To: Burt Pierard ('59) I wasn't trying to show you up, I really wanted to know if there was any other name for Williams. The first house occupied in Richland was on the corner of "A" street (Thayer) and Williams. I guess it was Williams from the beginning. That's all I remember. The numbers ran clockwise. House 1 was a "B" house on McPherson and Williams and the numbers ran west to "A" St.. then North to Symons, around the block to No. 1. Then they continued numerically again in the next block. A postman's nightmare. We lived in 10R (Right) "A" St. -Dick McCoy ('45, '46, '02), Bronc Bomber Beaver ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob Harman ('51) Re: Another lesson in Richland trivia history Someone referred to the house built, by the way, in '48. These houses weren't ranch as I understand a ranch house. They are the "M", "Q", "R", and "S" houses, all located east of GWWay. All of these houses had basements, some full and some half. The ones with half basements had a sun room, the ones with full basements didn't. Some were frame with asbestos siding, some with wood siding and some were concrete block. Correction, some were north of Van Giesen between Goethals and Jadwin. The Dowis girls and Yvonne Linares ('51RIP) lived in that section. My parents occupied an "R" at 1629 Howell from it's completion until my mother's passing just a couple of years ago. It has since been sold to the Richland Baptist church. George Prout was also mentioned. He was succeed at Hanford by W. E. Johnson who lived next to us until he moved in to the house on the river. He had three kids, Louise, Bob and Richard. If any of you read this, contact me. Thanks, -Bob Harman ('51) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Tom Hughes ('56) Re: May Fife (Seattle) Lunch We had our Fife lunch one week early to prevent a conflict with Mother's Day. There was a good turnout. Judy Willox Hodge ('61) made the trip over from Richland just for the lunch. It was really great to see her. Others attending were Jerry Purkhiser ('54), Dore Tyler ('53), Irl French ('51), Curt Donahue ('53), Jim McDougal ('57), Larry Mattingly ('60), Nick Nelson ('56), Al Stephens ('66), Patti Jones Ahrens ('60), Agnes Hughes, Jessica Blessing and Tom Hughes ('56). I had an interesting thing happen the other day. I was returning from town in my pickup and when I pulled into my driveway I noticed the car behind me parked in front of my house and the driver got out and walked up my driveway. He asked if the sticker on the back window was a Richland Bomber Sticker. I said it was and asked him if he was a Bomber. He said that he wasn't but his wife was a 1971 graduate and he had not seen the Bomber sticker around here before. Her name was Jill Meinke. It seems they live about three blocks from me. I asked him if they were aware of the Bomber web pages and the lunches. He was not so I invited him in to show him the web site, the lunch pictures and the Sandstorm. He left saying that he and his wife would look at the web page and see what all was going on. The next day my wife, Agnes, was down in Auburn at the grocery store and ran into both of them. She invited them to the lunch but they had other plans for Sunday but assured her they would try to make the next one. Hope to get them on board on the Sandstorm and the other activities. -Tom Hughes ('56) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Glen Rose ('58) Re: '58 Luncheon > The Class of 1958 Luncheon was held at the West Richland Golf Course on Sunday, May 4th. Those attending were Glen and Carol Rose, Ralph and Barbara Bean, David and Florence Ames, Sam and Lani Curry, Barbara Rau and Jim Wendland. We had a good time reminiscing. -Glen Rose ('58) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Robert Kennedy ('60) To: Burt Pierard ('59) Re: street names Just a little nit picking addition to your discussion of street names, in particular those in the ranch house area. True some, streets were named after trees and others were named after streets from the "older" part of town that extended across Wright Street. The remainder were named after start capitols, e.g. Hartford, Frnakfort, Sacramento, Raleigh, Jefferson (City), Olympia. -Robert Kennedy ('60) ~ In beautiful downtown Wauwatosa, WI on a bright, beautiful, sunshiny day ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Audrey Eberhardt Mathews ('61WB) To: Earl C. Bennett, III ('63) Thanks for the name correction on Ms. Harmon and the name of the speech teacher. Believe it or not I still remember a tad of French. Thanks to Mr. St. John, I can stand in front of a group of people and give a half-way intelligent speech. -Audrey Eberhardt Mathews ('61WB) ~ In Georgia where we had an earthquake, hail storm, and thunderstorm last week ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Shirley Sherwood Milani ('62) To: Dick Wight ('52) You jogged my memory. We lived at 1104 Wilson. My cousins lived on McPherson before they moved to Kennewick and one of them was Jack Dawson who was in your class. (Jack, am I right about the street?) Before moving to Wilson we lived at 1312 Perkins. We had so much fun there. Used to get with all the kids in the neighborhood and have talent shows with stages and curtains and invited all the parents to come. We played in the alley between the houses and no one ever worried about kidnappers or molesters or such. We played kick the can after dark and hide and go seek. I really have great memories of those days. If anyone likes reading I highly recommend the book "Standing in the Rainbow" by Fannie Flagg (remember "Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe"?) This book starts off in the '40s and covers each decade up to the '90s. It's about growing up in a small town and it can sure evoke memories of our own childhood. Give it a read. To: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) Thank you for the information. My friend who is fascinated by this trip had to have open heart surgery not too many years ago and now has an artificial heart valve. She is an avid bicyclist and runner and really is enjoying following the trip you and Warren are making. I'll copy your latest entry and send it on to her. To: Irene de la Bretonne Hays ('61) Oops. After reading an entry in today's Sandstorm, I realized I was wrong when I stated we had lived on McPherson. It was Perkins - 1312; my cousins lived on McPherson. We lived in an "A" house next door to the Cranmers: Mary ('57-RIP), Jim ('61RIP) and Kathy ('62). If you remember, an "A" house was a two story duplex. Mary was on the porch one night kissing her boyfriend good night; my younger sister Susan ('63) and I were trying to hear them when we accidentally knocked the window screen off and it fell down on the roof over the porch. Our mother heard it and came up and we got a spanking. We were laughing so hard though, and she got so mad at us that she spanked even harder. Today they would call that child abuse wouldn't they? The Good Old Days. -Shirley Sherwood Milani ('62) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Betti Avant ('69) Re: The R at the football stadium I believe the original "R" that was put on the hillside of the football stadium was the class gift from the class of 1968. As I recall, some of my classmates helped build the form and poured the cement in the fall of 68 at the start of our senior year. Someone out there correct me if I'm wrong. I do know that a classmate of mine always brags in our reunion books that he was proud to be one of the group who did it. Bomber greetings to all, -Betti Avant ('69) ~ Goodland, KS ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Lori Simpson Hogan ('70) Re: 5/2/03- Marcia Wade Hausenbuiller's ('67) comment about the old building by Lewis and Clark grade school I too went to LC and the old building on the corner of Cullum and Fitch was abandoned during my grade school years. I can't remember when they tore it down but it was the original High school and after they built Col-Hi, they temporarily used it as a dance club for adults. There would be music and you would BYOB. My dad, Bernie Simpson ('46), said that some incorrigibles would actually sneak in during the dancing, when the lights were low, and sneak out with some of the booze! Can't imagine that, can you! ;-))) -Lori Simpson Hogan ('70), Fellow Bomber ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: "Viejo" [spouse(?)] of Janice Wise Sola ('71) Janice Wise Sola ('71) will be 50 years young on Cinco de Mayo day. Here is wishing you another 50 and may we all get to share it with you! We love ya! -Baby to be, Kiko, Shannon, Ben, and your viejo ********* [And this from the same email address:] We love you Grandma! Happy 50th! Oh you were soooo Wise once. Enjoy! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Davis ('74) I enjoyed reading Greg "Boog" Alley's ('73) entry yesterday on Ray Stein and the Hall of Fame induction ceremony. It brings up a burning question that maybe other Bomber Alums can answer, "Why hasn't the Boog himself been inducted into this same Hall of Fame?" Most of you will remember Boog from his Christ the King days when he was simply known as "Springboard!" I can see it now. Dick Cartmell ('73) hitting an open Boog on the wing. The Boog, defying gravity, and spring boarding into the air for the net-stinging jumper. Those other schools couldn't stop him, but only hope to somehow contain him! I think the time is well overdue - let's get Springboard in the hall! PS - Congratulations, Ray! I remember watching you play at Jim House's ('63) house next door to mine. To a little kid of eight years old, you were a hero! (You too, Jim!) -Mike Davis ('74) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Paul Barber ('76) To: Brad Upton ('74) Brad, I lived on Cottonwood and I can't remember. I always thought it was a street. Boulevard, avenue, and drive just sound so hoity toity. Didn't Mike Davis ('74) live on Tinkle Street? It kind of makes you wonder what went on there before they named it. I'm sure that any city that would name a street Tinkle, could very easily use boulevard, avenue, drive, and street interchangeably. Hmmm! Maybe it was Cottonwood Way. -Paul Barber ('76) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/06/03 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 15 Bombers sent stuff: Dick McCoy ('45, '46, '02), Dave Brusie ('51) Bill Berlin ('56), Hal Smith ('56) Sharon Panther ('57), Burt Pierard ('59) Lola Heidlebaugh ('60), Sheila Van Wey ('60) Helen Cross ('62), David Rivers ('65) Betti Avant ('69), Mike Franco ('70) Steve Piippo ('70), Jenny Smart ('87) Cole "Kids": Barbara ('50), Karen ('55), Judie & Jackie ('63), and Johnny ('66) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Yesterday: Patti Cole Pierce ('52) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dick McCoy ('45, '46, and '02) Re: Old high school To: Lori Simpson Hogan ('70) Say hi do your dad, Bernie Simpson ('46). He is very close friend of mine. Actually the old building you refer to was the first high school in wartime Richland, until April 1944, and after the war it became the Richland American Legion Post. -Dick McCoy ('45, '46, and '02) - Bronc, Beaver, Bomber ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [First building on this page??? RHS - Thru the Years (1911 to 1996)] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dave Brusie ('51) Bomber Girls The P.E. Teacher was Betsy Carlile not Carmichael. Pretty Lady. -Dave Brusie ('51) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bill Berlin ('56) To: Marcia Wade Hausenbuiller ('67) Re: Old building on the L & C Playground area I probably went to L&C well before you did but whilst I was there that building was the American Legion Hall. Every year, if you were on School Crossing Patrol, or the more politically incorrect School Boy Patrol, and you served your school well, you got a "Play Day" event just before school let out every year. First there was a free movie at either the Richland or Village Theaters (maybe both) and then a huge picnic at the Legion Hall. Hot dogs, baked beans, soda, popcorn and lots and lots of ice cream bars. A guy could really load up. I think in my 5th Grade year at L&C I was a Unit Commander, which required me to train the "grunts" out on the crossing posts and then make sure they had their proper belts and flags together, so I made the annual picnic event (or more aptly put "pigoutnic"). True to form I ate everything I could get my hands on including three [count them, three] ice cream bars before starting the walk home to GWWay. Got about half way across the play ground when all of that stuff decided to come up. I was sick as a dog and in fact remember being on all fours so I must have looked like a dog too. My whole life passed before my mouth. Lesson learned. Next year I took in the movie but skipped the digs at the American Legion Hall. Not sure what happened to the Legion or the building but it was in bad shape in those days ('48 and '49). In fact, I don't know what happened to the old L&C building as I see there is a new one on the site. Still can't eat ice cream bars to this day. -Bill Berlin ('56) ~ Seattle - where it is about 30 cooler than Houston. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Hal Smith ('56) Talk of the old building on the Lewis & Clark school grounds reminded me of the 4th or 5th grade. There was a large population of pigeons that hatched their eggs on the abandoned building and the fire dept, would come out and throw the babies off the roof. I guess they were considered pests. One day I went over right after school and luckily caught one as it fell. I took him home and he became a sort of pet. He looked like he was smiling all the time so we named him Happy. He lived outside and came to the kitchen window every morning for breakfast. He was Pook and my first pet. If I remember correctly the building was also used by the American Legion for a few years. -Hal Smith ('56) ~ in humid Orlando, FL ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Sharon Panther Taff ('57) Re: The Cottonwood Street, Avenue, Boulevard, Drive discussion. I moved to the corner of Cottonwood and Swift in 1949 and remember it as being Cottonwood Drive. -Sharon Panther Taff ('57) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Burt Pierard ('59) To: Dick McCoy ('45, '46, '02) (& all you other people who have joined in) Re: Street Names Well McCoy, after all these years of feeding me bits & pieces, I think you have finally put it all together. I appreciate that. That's what historical research is all about, putting pieces together to figure out the whole picture. Now maybe some of you other "graying" Bombers can answer a question that has been nagging at me for years. It is known that the first Alphabet house that was occupied (July 30, 1943) was a "B" house and the J.C. Long family moved in. What is not known (to me) is exactly which house that was. Was it House 1 of McCoy's block (a "B" house on Williams, just west of the McPherson corner) or some other? Was it the "R" or "L" side? Hope someone can help me out here. To: Bob Harman ('51) You mentioned the "Newcomer" bubble addition to the North boundary that contained the "M", "Q", "R", and "S". Although this expansion occurred at about the same time ('47-'48) as the "Ranch House" development, it was a different area of town. Those houses were built by Atkinson & Jones (Keith Maupin ['47] worked on them) and slightly later, the "stilt" apartments were built along Jadwin and the development south of the Ranch Houses, both by Bauer-Day (Sp?). Re: Wilson Street This little tidbit was a welcome addition to my limited knowledge. I didn't even know about that "bubble" and assumed the World War II North boundary went straight across Van Giesen to GWWay. I was forced to turn to my 1948 map to check it out and indeed, Wilson started at Perkins and ran west to Stevens and then with an undeveloped (but platted) block, picked up at Kimball and ran west to a curve into the north end of Jadwin. The North boundary then reverts to Van Giesen to GWWay. Keep this stuff coming. I love it! Bomber Cheers, -Burt Pierard ('59) ~ Richland (Home, at last!) ******************************************* ******************************************** >>From: Lola Heidlebaugh Bowen ('60) Re: Portland/Vancouver Bomber Luncheon DATE: May 17 - Saturday TIME: 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. PLACE: DoubleTree/Columbia River RSVP DEADLINE: May 14 - so we can have the big room at the DoubleTree. We will talk about the August Bomber picnic - so need everyone to come help make plans! Hope some from the Fife and Olympia groups can plan to be there - and everyone is invited to join us in August too! -Lola Heidlebaugh Bowen ('60) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Sheila Van Wey Schultz ('60) Re: Club40 information To: Burt Pierard ('59) Hi, I am trying to locate one of those books that was handed out at the 40th class reunion listing everyone's address. Can you help??? I would appreciate it. Thanks. -Sheila Van Wey Schultz ('60) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) 9:13am Greetings from Gunnison, CO where it's 40 and getting sunny, but we are waiting to hear about going over Monarch Pass which at just over 11,000 feet will be the highest pass we go over!! It's been blowing snow and icy up there so far, but hopefully it is clearing. 2:38pm We are still waiting in Gunnison, CO for better weather to cross Monarch Pass 11,392 ft. I have my hopes and prayers that Warren can get enough air to make this part of the journey. Gunnison is a cute town of about 5-6,000. I am wondering why their streets are so extremely wide. I don't think I've seen such wide streets all over a town, except in Richland. To: Shirley Sherwood Milani ('62) I will try to get a copy of that book you mentioned. I'm sure I'd like it. -Helen Cross Kirk ('62) ~ It's barely 46 here, and the tulips are just out!! Almost every day since we've been gone it's been warmer in Indiana than where we are, and today is no exception. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: David Rivers ('65) Re: I'm tellin' Seeing Shirley Sherwood's ('62) comment in the sandstorm on the 5th, triggered a memory of one of my buds ('65) who cannot be named here. He and another buddy...('65)... (changed his name to something that rhymes with Box... from a name that rhymes with Mavis) were doing the changed name guy's favorite thing... window peeking (this boy's hormones were on the rampage from birth) in the Sherwoods' window... the Alpha peeker passed wind and they couldn't stop laughing... the girls came running outside and the two guys were hiding... the Beta peeker... jumped up and started yelling and waiving his arms and then they both beat feet for Jason Lee... they were very glad to see the Police leave the Sherwood house... BEWARE of the '65 boys this June! -David Rivers ('65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Betti Avant ('69) Re: streets All this talk about streets, avenues, boulevards, drives, etc. As I recall some of them were just a name; none of the above titles went with them. Such as in my neighborhood-Torbett St., Thayer Dr., McPherson, Marshall, and Mahan by themselves. Does anyone know why some were distinguished by titles and others weren't? I'm counting the days until I come home for a visit at the end of the month. -Betti Avant ('69) ~ Goodland, KS - where this part of the state escaped the tornado outbreak on Sunday ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [I've been thinking the same thing... I always thought we lived on Perkins (no street or avenue). -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Franco ('70) Re: Betti Avant's ('69) note that the Class of 1968 is responsible for the "R" at the football stadium. Well, it could have been a gift from that class but I do not believe anyone from that class actually produced the "R". I knew a lot of those guys and I don't think any of them knew how to spell "R" correctly. Speaking of CK and "Springboard Alley... am I the only one who ever was "sentenced' by the honorable Judge Al to ref CK tourney games? I remember this occurring during the Christmas break one year. He told me it was my "penance" for a speeding ticket (true story!). This was part of my Jewish education... the kind I only could have received (learning what penance meant) "growing up" in Richland. And by the way... I remember Boog well, but never saw anyone belly up to him and take a charge! I look forward to all of you (especially Hogan) buying me beers June 21. My best to all Bombers, -Mike Franco ('70) And no, Mike Davis, the "club" Mike Price went to was NOT a Sambos... and the one who ordered the room service was not named Lewinski!!!!! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Steve Piippo ('70) Ray Stein ('64) was inducted into the Central Washington Sports Hall of Fame Friday evening. Ray invited old coaches Toivo Piippo, Ray Juricich, Fran Rish, & Judd Heathcote to attend with members of his family. Ray Stein, the Academic All-American was gracious, humble, appreciative & honored representing his former teammates, former coaches, family and community. A wonderful evening for a guy whose "parachute landed in Richland and made the best of it." -Steve Piippo ('70) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jenny Smart Page ('87) Re: "R" on the hill Thanks for the replies regarding the "R", but the "R" my kids were asking about is the dirt "R" on the hill out on Badger Mtn. (I think that's Badger Mtn), not the concrete "R" at the stadium (which by the way was just recently repainted, and looks great again). This "R" on the hill is the one that was "updated" with the senior class' year. It hasn't been kept up the last couple years, though, and is starting to fade. -Jenny Smart Page ('87) ~ West Richland, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Cole "Kids" Happy birthday yesterday, May 5th, to our sister Patti Cole Pierce ('52) Love, -Barbara ('50), Karen ('55), Judie & Jackie ('63), and Johnny ('66) Sorry I didn't get this in on time!! We love you. *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/07/03 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 11 Bombers, 1 Colt, and 1 funeral notice today: Kay Wear ('37 Colt), Dick McCoy ('45, '46, '02) Carol Black ('48), Dick Harris ('49) Ann Pearson ('50), Joan Eckert ('51) Dick Pierard ('52), Mike Clowes ('54) Louise Moyers ('65), Pam Ehinger ('67) Rick Maddy ('67), Greg Alley ('73) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kathy Clark ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Laverne Vandenberg Kirlelie ('76) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Yesterday: Brad Pugh ('66) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Kay Weir Fishback ('37 Colt) Re: old school The old high school that later became the Legion Hall was the high school in the original town of Richland (my husband and I and at least one of my sisters graduated from there). In the spring school took up an hour later than the rest of the year so all the kids could cut asparagus before school in the morning. For those of you who don't know it was called "GRASS" and grows so fast it has to be cut every day for about six weeks. It was the only cash crop... everything else went to market and you never knew what you would get paid... sometimes people worked all year and then lost money. -Kay Weir Fishback ('37 Colt) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dick McCoy ('45, '46, '02) Re: Addresses To: Burt Pierard ('59) Hey, this stuff is fun! I've heard that J. D. Long thing before. I always heard, when we lived there, that House #4, which faced obliquely onto Williams and "A" Street was the first. Maybe not. If the Longs lived in #1, a "B" house, it would have been on the right side, as a pal of mine, Craig Meier, lived on the left. His dad was an attorney for the Army engineers. His folks went back to D.C. before very long and Craig in later years also became an attorney there. Incidentally, I wish to correct myself. We lived in 10L not 10R. The folks moved to the right side after they bought the house. There was room to build a garage. -Dick McCoy, From the Tin Can Class of '45 Beautiful weather here on Camano Island, WA, and the good ship Lincoln docked just down the way in Everett. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Carol Black Foster ('48) Re: P.E. Teacher To: Dave Brusie ('51) Thanks for giving us the right name for Betsy Carlile. I thought Carmichael didn't sound quite right but couldn't think of the right name. Another synapse relapse. How frightening! But of course, you are much younger than I. I still remember how she tried to help me adjust to the brave new world of Richland after my parents had dragged me kicking and screaming out of the hills of Tennessee when I was 15 years old. She was so subtle with her help that I didn't realize for years that she knew what I was going thru. Anyway, Dave, Thanks!! -Carol Black Foster ('48) ~ Bellevue, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dick Harris ('49) Re: Memories from 1945 Death of Franklin D. Roosevelt, April 12, 1945 This is a almost a month late, from the observance of the death of Franklin D. Roosevelt on April 12th, 1945, but some might remember that day in Richland. I was attending Marcus Whitman Elementary and a "big shot" as an eighth grader! Hazel Nebgen was our teacher and there were two classes at this level. Our Principal, Margaret Hartman, later to become the beloved Margaret Wellman (mother of Peg Wellman Johnson, class of 66), came to our class that day and asked me, as Captain of the School Boy Patrol, to come with her. She explained that our President had passed away and that I should lower the flag, in front of the school, to half-mast. So, that day is forever ingrained in my memory for the privilege that I had to perform that task. We were soon to rejoice with V-E Day (Victory in Europe); the wonder at the awesome power and destruction of the two nuclear bombs, the second containing Plutonium from Hanford; and then finally that summer, V-J Day (Victory in Japan) and the end the conflict that had taken so many lives. My parents were most relieved, as they knew three sons would be returning from Europe. Just another memory from many treasures of our past! Bomber cheers! -Dick Harris ('49) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ann Pearson Burrows ('50) To: Dave Brusie ('51) OK. You're right... it was Carlile!!! I just followed the leader and marched off the wrong cliff!!! I just remember exactly what she looked like and how she taught!! -Ann Pearson Burrows ('50) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Joan Eckert Sullens ('51) Re: Betsy Carlile I remember Betsy Carlile! She was very pretty and extremely fit. She was hell on wheels with us girls to "hold in our stomachs". It was almost a mantra for her. I wonder where she is now. Wherever she is I'll bet she still has the flattest stomach around! -Joan Eckert Sullens ('51) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dick Pierard ('52) I will defer to my expert Bro, Burt ('59) on the Old Richland street name matter, but my recollection is that streets ran east-west and avenues north-south. Thoroughfare streets--drives were north-south and boulevards north-south. Interspersed were a few "places" and one "lane" and George Washington was the main street as a '"way" although Wellsian sneaked through with that label for reasons unbeknownst to me. -Dick Pierard ('52) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Typo on the "boulevards north-south". I think you meant to type east-west. Sacramento isn't much of a "thoroughfare" for having a Blvd. label. -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) To: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) Re: Wide streets Gunnison, CO, was a mining and railroad town. There was a track leading from the main line to the depot (which was in a hotel at the time) and then back to the main line. Additionally, probably needed to turn horse teams. The town of Canby, OR, has very wide streets also. The main reason for that was people needed to turn their ox wagons. Apparently you could not do this in Oregon City (just a few miles up the road or river). To: Jenny Smart Page ('87) My memory cells think that maybe The Class of '54 may have been responsible for the "R" on Badger Mountain. At least, I remember some discussion about it as the class gift. Re: Streets Don't remember too many streets being identified by St., Ave., Blvd., etc. Except that Lee was a boulevard, George Washington was a Way and Stevens was a Drive. All the rest seemed to be just names. Bomber Cheers, -Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) - Semi-rainy, semi-sunny, partially warm in Albany, OR ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Louise Moyers ('65) Re: Judge Al Now Franco brought back a really nice memory today. When I attended Christ the King (second class from there) I loved to play basketball. Mr. Yencopal would come into the gym prior to boys' practice and watch and work with me. I will never forget that he went to Mother Superior (maybe Sr. Margaret Jane or Sr. Dana then) and begged to have me play for his team. Can you imagine? Guess what the answer was! When Judge Yencopal got married in Richland I was there, and when he was laid to rest in his home town here of Ronald, WA, I was there. That man made a difference in my life. -Louise Moyers ('65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Pam Ehinger Nassen ('67) HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Kathy Clark!! Sorry Kathy don't remember your new married name! Just wanted ya to know I didn't forget! Hope you have a great day! To: Burt Pierard ('59) The Wilson I lived on ran from the base of a hill that Jason Lee sat on, down past Chief Jo to Jadwin. Burt, could you be thinking of Winslow? Bombers Rule -Pam Ehinger Nassen (The Blue Ribbon Class of '67) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Same Wilson. Jason Lee is somewhere towards the north end of Perkins. We've been talking about the NORTH border of "old Richland" -- Winslow isn't even close... it runs north-south and is one street east of and parallel to Wright. Plus... the north end of Winslow used to stop at the irrigation ditch so Winslow couldn't have been the north border of "old Richland". -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Rick Maddy ('67) Re: Old Richland High School The old Richland High School was actually on the corner of Cullum and Downing Street. I lived on the corner of Adams and Downing across the street from the National Little League field. A quick note about the baseball scoreboard - my life's first anatomy lesson was tacked to the scoreboard one morning when I was about fourth grade age. I recall her having a funny name like Miss March. Who names their kid after a month? No offense intended, June. Nevertheless, the school system spent years failing to teach sex education. And it took only one lesson in the real world to make it all come into the light. Between the baseball field and old high school was a tennis court that always had grass growing between the slabs of cement as far back as I can recall. Does anyone remember anyone ever playing tennis on that court? When we moved into the 3 bedroom pre-fab in 1955, the old high school was there. When we moved from this house in December, 1966, it was gone. -Rick Maddy ('67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Greg Alley ('73) To: Mike Franco ('70) Yes, Judge Al (Yencopal) gave many a young man a penance or a break in life. It was mostly the catholic boys in the Christ the King school or church. He was our volunteer coach in all sports and I know there are some guys who would have gone to the big house for some of the things they did if not for Judge Al. I`m sure a few got the harsh sentence too. Things have been looking up lately. It's Spring, Ray Stein ('64) was inducted to the Central Washington Sports Hall of Fame, Upton ('74) was live in Seattle, the Mariners are winning, Mike Davis ('74) had his picture in the Herald (don`t know if it's the Teacher's hall of fame or Baseball hall of fame), Cartmell ('73) reffed the NCAA National Championship game, and Franco returns to the Sandstorm, life is good. Re: One other subject. What year was JJ Newberry's built? I have taken a few long walks and when I go by the building, which is now Jo-Ann's Fabrics... the entrance still has Newberry's embedded in what is probably marble and still looks like it was made recently. Yes Mike, sometimes these walks end up at the Uptown Tavern. -Greg Alley ('73) ~ Richland - It was cold this morning but is warming up. ******************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Funeral Notice scanned from the TCHerald by Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) >>Craig Welker ('73) ~ 08/04/55 - 05/03/03 *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/08/03 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 18 Bombers and 1 Colt sent stuff: Kay Weir ('37 Colt), Jim Jensen ('50) Jim Grow ('51), Jeannine Hughes ('54) Darlene Trethewey ('56WB), Karol Brimhall ('56) Barb Isakson ('58), Gloria Falls ('58) Burt Pierard ('59), Jeff Hartman ('59) Marilyn Baird ('60), Helen Cross ('62) Earl Bennett ('63), Karma King ('64) Ann Coffman ('66), Marcia Wade ('67) Rick Maddy ('67), Elizabeth Loosmore ('78) Cole Kids ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dick Coates ('52) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dennis Barr ('58) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Patty de la Bretonne ('65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Kay Weir Fishback ('37 Colt) Re: Schools The original town had a big old 3 story wooden grade school... so old it had an outdoor privy. But by the time you all started to come there was a nice brick grade school about two or three years old. I worked in the supt's office then - I was 18 years old. When we got the new school (built by a local contractor, A.S. Murray) the State Superintendent came to dedicate the building and I had to print the programs on an old mimeograph machine (if you know what that is) The super's name was Ollie Olson and I wasn't sure if that was really his name or somebody was having me on... turned out to be true so it was okay. By the way for this job I earned $25 a MONTH which I used to help send my sister, Mary ('40) to Nurses Training. Don't tell me about the good old days. -Kay Weir Fishback ('37 Colt) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jim Jensen ('50) Re: Streets and People Re: Streets. As Dick McCoy ('45, '46, and '02) has said: "Hey, this stuff is fun!" The topic captured my interest to the extent that I glanced through old letters and other written material hoping to verify street names. From 1944 to 1956 we lived at: 1117 Marshall AVENUE, 1603 Thayer DRIVE, and 1500 Judson AVENUE. I found that Swift was a BOULEVARD. In thinking about those places I also thought about some of the people who lived near us. In particular, while at 1117 Marshall Avenue, the Hammacks (Chester ('50RIP), Helen ('53), and Fred ('57)lived next door at 1115; the Hinsons (Bill ('50RIP) of my good buddies, Madelyn ('52)lived down the street at 1201, the Glendinnings (Jean ('50), Eileen ('53), Finis ('54) lived across the street at 1202; one-time RHS Principal E.R. "Joe" Barker lived across the street from us; the Nacke brothers ('52) lived around the corner in an "A" house on Putnam. For several years I corresponded with a person who lived on Cottonwood DRIVE. This reminiscin' stuff that emerges in the Alumni Sandstorm evokes wonderful memories of a historically unique place and the many, very special people who shared that time and place in my life. I'm thankful for all of it and grateful for you Alumni who scratch such memories in my mind. Bomber Cheers, -Jim Jensen ('50) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jim Grow ('51) Re: Memories of 1945 ~ FDR ~ Marcus Whitman Dick Harris ('49) was in the 8th grade and I was in the 6th grade on that afternoon. I was walking away from the school on the sidewalk in front of it when I heard the news. I often use that as a reference point in time for that era. -Jim Grow ('51) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jeannine Hughes Shaffer ('54) Re: Al Yencopal (RIP) I want to add my thoughts to what a great person Al Yencopal was. I worked for him as a Court Clerk in Richland Municipal Court. He was a great boss and was very considerate of people who appeared before him -- and of all people. He also gave a good show to students who toured City Hall. If the kids were small, he would wave his arms under his black judge's robe -- and be BatMan. The kids loved it. -Jeannine Hughes Shaffer ('54) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Darlene Trethewey Dunning ('56WB) Re: discussion of the name of Cottonwood. I found an old address book and it was Cottonwood Dr. -Darlene Trethewey Dunning ('56WB) ~ Portland, OR where its cloudy & chilly out today. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Karol Brimhall Smith ('56) Re: The Old High School Not only was the old high school located on Cullum, adjacent to Lewis & Clark Elementary, but after it became the Legion Hall, it also had other uses. I remember attending dance classes on the second floor of the building on Saturdays in 1946-'47. I am enjoying all the information about Richland boundaries, street names, etc. We originally lived in an "A" house at 220 Armistead Avenue and I believe that was the first alphabet house finished in the south end of town. We were scheduled to move into a house in the Hunt Point area, but when my Mother saw how close the Columbia River was to the house, she said "No Way" with 3 small kids to look after, so they hurried up and finished the one in south Richland. There were no streets, etc. You drove along beside a long pile of dirt, which was where the street was going to go. Later we moved up the street to 311 Armistead in an "H" house. I still remember seeing the dust storms coming--my Mother would hand everybody a roll of tape and we would run madly around trying to seal all the windows before the storm hit. It helped a little, but that dirt was impossible to keep out completely. In those olden days, all the little girls wore dresses to school, and it really, really, really stung your legs if you had to walk home from school in the middle of a dust storm. Fond Memories! -Karol Brimhall Smith ('56) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Barb Isakson Rau ('58) Happy Birthday, Dennis Barr ('58)! -Barb Isakson Rau ('58) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gloria Falls Evans ('58) Re: Disaster in Missouri from the tornadoes My nephew and his wife were caught in the tornado. They, thank GOD, are OK now and will decide whether to rebuild. -Gloria Falls Evans ('58) ~ Spokane, WA - where it is pretty cold this morning ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Burt Pierard ('59) To: Dick McCoy ('45, '46, '02) & Dick Pierard ('52) Re: In search of the J. D. Long house & other stuff To McCoy - your reference to House #4 is probably correct for the first ground breaking for the foundations if indeed, the story is correct about the house construction starting on that corner. That could have been the source of the "first" reference. I gleaned another little tidbit from Gary Behymer (64), off line, that his parents had the first house north of Williams on Mahan (1304) and they said it was one of the first 10 built (presumably, they meant completed). This got me thinking that Williams was probably the first main line for utilities, like power, water & sewer, and considering how many houses were being built simultaneously, the ones next to Williams were probably completed first. Can anybody else add anything to this discussion? I feel we are hot on the trail. To my Bro, Dick - you are a veritable wealth of information but you apparently suffer from the "McCoy Disease." You only pass this stuff on in bits and pieces (maybe you realize my aging brain cannot handle too much information at one time). All kidding aside, your "thoroughfare streets" reference sent me back to my 1948 map and you are absolutely correct. Thayer, Stevens and Goethals (when it ran all the way through town) are "Drives" and Lee, Swift and Williams are "Boulevards." I might add that Lee no longer qualifies as a thoroughfare since the idiotic Richland Planners added the stupid Traffic Circle downtown - there is no easy way to go from Cottonwood (whatever it is named) to the Park anymore. In Re: the Street - Avenue discussion. I had an embarrassing moment last year when I starting the purchase process for my house. The broker asked me for the address and I said the number and the street. He asked if that was a street or an avenue. I said that to my knowledge (I only lived there 10 years) it was neither - it was just plain "Torbett." I have since learned that it is, officially, Torbett Street. I would also like to add a correction to my May 6th submission: my "west" mind must have overpowered my "east" mind and I screwed up my narrative of the North Boundary, including Wilson Street. Wilson obviously ran EAST from Perkins to Jadwin, not WEST as I wrote. Bomber Cheers, -Burt Pierard ('59) ~ Richland ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jeff Hartman ('59) This note concerns my mother Mary Hartman who taught first grade at Jason Lee for 20 plus years. She had a large ovarian cancer tumor removed (volleyball size) on June 11 at Virginia Mason Hospital in Seattle. At 89 years of age this is no small operation. She came through it well and is now recuperating at our home in Port Townsend. Keep her in your prayers. Jeffrey (Buddha) -Jeff Hartman ('59) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Marilyn Baird Singletary ('60) With all the talk about the street names and miss spellings and Blvd vs Street. I'll throw Farrell Lane into the mesh. At one end of the 1300 block it's spelled Farrell Lane and at the other end it's miss spelled with either one 'R' or one 'L', I can't remember which. I was disappointed that my street was flawed. I found this out on my last visit to Richland. To: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) Re: Your Bomber license plate holder not being seen from the front Why don't you put it in your rear window. People usually see that area first, even before they look at your license plate. Wish I had contacted you when you and your husband first started your trek. I live in Vallejo, CA, and could have met with you and cheered you on. Hope the roads are down hill from now on and you should be hitting all flat land pretty soon. -Marilyn Baird Singletary ('60) ~ Wish the weather would make up it's mind in Vallejo, CA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) Warren made it over 11,312 foot Monarch Pass yesterday!! He had a great day and a really great ride. In fact, he rode on to cover almost l25 miles, so I am writing this from Canon City, CO. I am having trouble with this computer, so ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [That's where this one ended today... I'm sure Helen will catch up with us when she finds a more cooperative computer. -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Earl C. Bennett, III (Gold Medal Class of '63) Re: Several mentions of Al Yencopal in the last two days Mr. Yencopal, partner of George Butler (one of the premier corporate law attorneys in the state of Washington in those years), was peripherally very important in my life well before he became a juvenile court judge. He was managing the fund-raising drive for the YMCA building around '59 or '60. My parents had come to realize that if they were going to put many of us six kids into college, Mom needed to bring in some supplemental income, which became possible as my youngest sister Beth was starting school. While reviving her secretarial skills in classes, she did various kinds of work - taking in ironing, washing dishes at the country club, etc. Mr. Yencopal hired her to do some typing for the fund drive, then offered her a "temporary" typing job at his law office when the fund drive ended. "Temporary" did not end until she retired from the successor firm sometime in the late '80s, by which time she was a full-fledged legal secretary and had "raised" several young attorneys to maturity and competence. I never encountered Mr. Yencopal after I moved back east after my time in the Air Force, but Mom treated me to tales of his innovative sentencing as judge. One of my classmates had been caught water skiing nude on the Columbia north of Howard Amon park, and apparently pretty well plastered even though still under 21. His sentence was to pick up three (I think) pickup-loads of trash along that waterfront. He did so, but managed to find a Datsun pickup for the task, which was significantly smaller then than anything on the road today - I'd be surprised if the bed measured more than 3' x 4,' and maybe ten inches deep. Another sentence was for a kid who let air out police car tires, then launched into a diatribe in court against the "system" represented by the police and the court (this was the late '60s counter-culture influence). To teach him respect for the "system's" benefits, Judge Yencopal sentenced him to wash the police cars for several weekends, but he could not use any of the "system's" water works - he had to retrieve the necessary water, on foot, from the Columbia River, over a 1/4 mile away. Regards, ecb3 - from beautiful central VA, where the pollens are beginning to subside and the frequent showers have helped the allergy-afflicted. -Earl Bennett ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Karma King Yourdan ('64) To: Ray Stein ('64) Congrats, Ray! It was a well deserved honor. I am sure the whole class of '64 is very proud of you. -Karma King Yourdan ('64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ann Coffman ('66) Greetings, lovely Bombers, Re: street names of Richland ( Our own Bomber site has all the information about which were Avenues, Boulevards, Drives, and the rest in the following memo: Date: February 24, 1945 Memorandum to: Colonel F. T. Matthias From: N. Paul Nissen Subject: BIOGRAPHIES OF ARMY ENGINEERS FOR WHOM RICHLAND STREETS WERE NAMED. Happy reading, -Ann Coffman ('66) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Marcia Wade Hausenbuiller ('67) Re: Old high school--tennis courts To: Rick Maddy ('67) Oh yes, I'd forgotten about the tennis courts! I remember Rex Davis ('49) taking us out there for P.E. and trying to teach us tennis. Total Klutz that I was (and am), I never really learned to play very well, but I always remembered those lessons and enjoyed playing 'at' tennis! Also remember the little league field... especially 6th grade and Mr. Weston making us run out the door and around the field when things got dicey in class. Were you in his class in 6th grade? Think he only taught one year at L&C and then went to Vernita or some where. I know I thought I was going to die during that run several times early in the year, but by Spring it was much easier! -Marcia Wade Hausenbuiller ('67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Rick Maddy ('67) Re: oops Can not get anything by the Bombers. I actually lived on the corner of Downing and Casey... not Adams!! -Rick Maddy ('67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Elizabeth Loosmore McAllister ('78) What about Elm street? That has to be considered old Richland my father moved in the Ranch house in the early '40s. Elm runs from Cottonwood to Swift. -Elizabeth Loosmore McAllister ('78) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: The Cole kids Happy birthday (May 9th) to our outlaw Bill Bailey ('64) and his twin Mary ('64) -The Cole kids: Barbara ('50) Patti ('52), Karen ('55) Judie and Jackie ('63), and John ('66) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/09/03 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 10 Bombers and 1 Colt sent stuff: Kay Weir ('37 Colt), Bob Harman ('51) Ralph Myrick ('51), Pam Swain ('61) Helen Cross ('62), Jim Hamilton ('63) Linda Reining ('64), Darlene Napora ('69) Jeff Curtis ('69), Frank Trent ('72) Vicki Owens ('72) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Twins, Bill & Mary Bailey ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Val Trent ('70) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Kay Wear Fishback ('37 Colt) Re: 3 story school The 3 story old grade school was gone by the time the Project families started to come. THE NEW school had modern plumbing and some of the little kids had to be taught how to use it. The town had modern own plumbing systems but most did not. When we moved here from Wyoming NO PLUMBING was a big shock for us also having to pump our water from a well was a new (not fun) activity. But it wasn't all bad-but lots of us found it uncomfortable when we were used to city living. My Dad was hurt in an industrial accident and used the settlement money to move to Washington-my Mother thought all of Washington looked like the West side and on somebody's word bought unseen and paid too much because my Dad trusted everyone to tell the truth. -Kay Wear Fishback ('37 Colt) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob Harman ('51) Re: Al Yencopal (RIP) I have to share my experience with the good judge. My wife and I and two other couples who were friends of ours took into our homes three children who, at the time were from 3 to 6 years old. After some six years of waiting we all adopted our kids together. It was in Al Yencopal's court that the momentous occasion occurred. He did have a way of making everyone comfortable. After a few minutes of introductions to the adults he told the kids they could call him "judge Yenkiepoo". They really get a kick out of it and still remember it today. My son, Ryan, was the youngest of the three and he will soon be 23.. -Bob Harman ('51) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ralph Myrick ('51) I wonder if any of you guys remember the time when we were going to have a sit down strike or walk out because a principal, I can't remember his name, we all liked was not going to be hired back? I believe, Robert Chisholm was assistant principal at that time. I also wonder if you remember our nick name for him? Did you know that he became the Super of the Albuquerque, NM school system? -Ralph Myrick ('51) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Pam Swain Johnson ('61) The sand storms in the early days were truly amazing. The sand would literally pour into every crack and crevice. I remember trying to ride my bike home from school (Marcus Whitman) and the wind making it all but impossible. Also the huge pods of tumbleweed -- woe be unto anyone that got slammed with one of those. In those days the trees in the shelter belt were pretty small. After they grew, that was a great area to play on a hot summer day. It was always cool and the irrigation system made the sand damp and nice on bare feet. -Pam Swain Johnson ('61) ~ Palm Springs, CA - where it is, well, paradise. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) Greetings from LaJunta, CO!! I just brought up Warren's website, and the updates aren't on it yet, but it's neat. Finally, Warren has a website. It's: I brought it up, and it needs the most recent updates. A kind biking friend is updating it for him, as we haven't yet learned to do our digital camera or even updates on it yet. I am leaving Warren on his own tomorrow, as he did the mountains O.K. and if he sees a tornado, he'll go to the closest house for shelter. I'll see him "back home in Indiana". He hopes to resume his trip to Ohio about the 24th. He doesn't expect to bike into home until about the 22nd. He made it to Rocky Fork, last night. A small town about l5 miles west of LaJunta. The wind was just too difficult, and I'm afraid that's how it will be today. Anyway, as I said before, and I don't know if it got through or not, this will be my last day of tagging along with Warren for awhile. I want to scoot across Kansas with only a stop to see Carol Rice Forister ('62), and get home and check almost 2 months' of mail, and attend a few meetings, etc. I will join Warren again when he heads into Ohio, after a few days R&R at home in Indiana. As this is the 4th time I've tried to type this and had it fail, I am omitting lots of stuff. Congratulations to Ray Stein ('64)!! -Helen Cross Kirk ('62) P.S.: The license thing on the back blocked out Indiana on my license, and I was afraid I'd get a ticket. The speeding one in Washington state on the way to Omak was bad enough. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jim Hamilton ('63) Like a lot of Southies I remember the old High School behind Lewis & Clark as a great place to catch Pigeons and sneak a heater. We once found a ladder and snuck in at night, it was creepy. We might have left Kenny Wright in there when we freaked and ran. I dont remember exactly how that whole pigeon ranching deal evolved but I think George Brinkman might have been the first. Maybe for a merit badge or something. There was an old church in front of Lewis & Clark by his house, kinda where Falley ran into what was then Goethals. This old church had a tower and lots of pigeons. That's where a lot of guys got their first ones. There was an active trading market for a while. My Mom wouldn't let me have one, but the Hyatts had a couple. Irwin didn't have pigeons, he collected cars that didn't run. The Shireys down on Benham had a plethora, "a plethora of pigeons",(how am I doing, Mrs. Boswell?). I never knew Pook had a pigeon, but he did have a dog named Zeke. Zeke was probably the best known dog in the Southend, and had the Police been able to get him to talk, we'd still all be doing hard time at Fred English. But Zeke was no rat, he went everywhere with us for years and let there be no doubt that he spent more time at the school than Pook. Plows had a Brittany named Pat that was pretty cool. I think the Turners had a Collie dog. Terry Jones had Butch, who was always old, but really hyper. I think they put some of that snake oil that Colonel Tom Parker sold and put it in his Alpo. Bobby and Billy Chipmunk had this really stupid dog named Pepper, who had an incredibly small head for a pretty big dog. There are a lot of Pepper stories, on which Irwin might be able to elaborate. The dog was an absolute Moron, don't know what eventually happened to him, but it probably wasn't good. During one of our Christmas visits to see Bob I asked him about Pepper, and although he couldn't communicate I swear he tried to laugh. I think at one time or another everyone tried to turn their dogs into "hunting dogs". Zeke went with us down on the Yakima for ducks and I'm sure Pepper made the trip once or twice. We had wiener dogs, Gus and then Spud, and a basset hound named Sam. I recognized early that they had zero potential flushing pheasants or retrieving ducks, so they stayed home. The Russells next door had a little dog named "Quivers", one of the great dog names of all time, and then a black cocker named Nugget. The Berlins had a black lab named Sooty. Living on George Washington Way, there wasn't a lot of old dogs. I think back then dogs were a lot smarter when they could wander around and find themselves, at least they had more personality. jimbeaux -Jim Hamilton ('63) ~ Kirkland, WA - where my neighbor Mike Bradley ('56) has pigeons hanging around his house and a wiener dog. The lovely Nancy and I've got crows with an attitude. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda Reining ('64) To: Karol Brimhall Smith ('56) Re: blowing sand on bare legs We could only wear skirts or dresses when I was attending school, too, and I have vivid memories of my legs being battered by that sand... they would look like sandpaper had been rubbed on them by the time I got home... especially the long walk from Carmichael all the way to Elm Street... hated that blasted wind, still do... -puts my teeth on edge! Thankfully, by the time I got to Col-Hi, I could usually manage to "con" a ride from Nester Wise ('63)... he lived two doors down... knew what time he left for school, so always managed to be walking by at "just" the right time. To: Ray Stein ('64) Congratulations... the class of '64 is proud of you! -Linda Reining ('64) ~ Bakersfield, CA - having another Winter storm... was in the 40s last night and they are predicting about the same for today... the skies are black, and the wind is blowing... sure not typical for the San Joaquin Valley at this time of year... we are normally in the 80s, by now. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Darlene Napora Shuley ('69) Re: History of the Richland "R" To: Mike Franco ('70) This picture is from the fall of 1968 courtesy of the Columbian staff. I think Betty Avant ('69) is right about the "R" being a gift from the class of '68. My memory is foggy at best, but I remember discussing whether or not to remove the wooden forms (which you can see in the photo) from around the "R" because it had been poured a couple of weeks before by some Dads of '68ers for their class gift (who must have known how to spell "R") and we were all afraid it might crack. We decided to leave the forms in place and paint it anyway. Steve Demers ('69) is holding a paint pan (Gold Paint) after just finishing the painting and the rest of us had been cleaning the entire hillside so that the "R" could be viewed from a distance with no distractions (It was all weeds & brush no grass). I remember thinking our class would have a hard time coming up with such a neat gift... so visible!!! Bomber Cheers -Darlene Napora Shuley ('69) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jeff Curtis ('69) Re: Streets of Dreams Boy, when we all get on a topic it gets, well, thoroughly examined. So along the lines of this avenue of discussion... oops, sorry... My vote for the most "practical" named thoroughfare has to be Torthay Court as it connects Torbett and Thayer. Somebody was probably able to get that one easily through the city council. Of course that logic would indicate that Elm should have been named Cottonswift. Can you all come up with others? Along that line of thought, kind of, someone once told me that your "drag queen" name was the name of your first pet and the name of the first street you lived on. Why we all would need drag queen names was never explained but I would assume that it is always best to be prepared, at least according to Ed O'Clair, my old scoutmaster. NOTE: The Mr. O'Clair reference is in regard to the "being prepared" thing not the "drag queen" thing. Therefore MY drag queen name, should the need arise, would be "Inky Tinkle". Seeing that in print I feel an overwhelming need to apologize (again) for some reason. Do you have an interesting if not enticing DQ name you'd like to share with us? I might point out that Mike Davis, by virtue of last name in this context, would be my... uh... sister I guess. And along that line of thought, while I'm very happy that the likes of Colonel Sacramento and General Acacia (whatever - don't get picky on this, I'm just trying to make a point. "Curb" your criticism and stick with me for a minute... oops, sorry...) have been honored in perpetuity, their names forever linked to the black tar and crushed gravel byways that thread through the city, there has been a very serious omission of sorts. In all the plethora of discussion that has occurred in this publication over the last several weeks regarding this subject, I have not seen anyone, anywhere or at anytime offer a plausible explanation for the naming to the street known as Tinkle. You know that I could go on and on with such an easy target but, and here's where you breathe a sigh of relief, I won't take advantage of this situation at your expense. I will keep this discussion out of the gutter... oops, sorry. At least this time. However, it must noted that IF Tinkle was actually the name of someone involved on the project I am sure that it would be debatable if he (or she) would want it immortalized in white on green at every intersection with other streets bearing solid and respectable names like... Butternut. Okay, okay, Butternut doesn't really intersect with Tinkle but it really works well in the story. I mean really, how could you earnestly say, for instance, "Sure, my house is easy to find. I live at the corner of Tinkle and Butternut." "Hey! Stop that laughing and get over here!" And maybe, just maybe, Tinkle isn't a street but a stream? Wow, there's that urge to apologize again. -Jeff Curtis (the class of '69 which has yet to be associated with a metal of any sort) ~ Seattle, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Frank Trent ('72) Happy birthday to my brother Val ('70) - today, the 9th. Hope you enjoy your day in the sun. You old Dog. You must be, what, 357 years old by now? -Frank Trent ('72) ~ Browns Point, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Vicki Owens ('72) I'd like to throw in my two bits about Judge Yencopal. Somewhere around 1966 or 1967, he visited Christ the King and gave us a talk on law and order. Although by that time I had the attention span of a gnat, I can remember much of what he said. He explained to us that the "order" part of law and order made up about 80% of the total. His examples were things like traffic laws and meat inspection. The "law" part, dealing with things like murder and theft, made up the rest of it. Since my memory is NOT like Kay Weir Fishback ('37), the Pierard brothers ('52 & '59) and others, it's clear that that presentation made a BIG impact on me. He was a true civil servant, with a big heart for kids. -Vicki Owens ('72) ~ Kampala, Uganda - where it's the rainy season ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Zorba Manolopoulos ('91) Re: Missing Players Maybe you knew, maybe you didn't. But I am organizing a RHS Alumni basketball tournament. Below is a list of missing alumni, if you know of any way to contact some of them, could you let me know. Sometimes a parent, sister, brother of the alumni works too. Thanks Zorba **** Kay Connally 1946-47 ~~~ Carroll Clements 1949-50 Alton Schell 1950-51 ~~~ Kenny Chubb 1951-52 Carroll Teague 1951-52 ~~~ Glyn Gibson 1953-54 Wayne Moss 1953-54 ~~~ Max Hopson 1953-54 Gordon Andersen 1953-54 ~~~ Chuck Curtis 1954-55 Robby Hatfield 1954-55 ~~~ Lonnie Whitner 1954-55 Pete Larrick 1955-56 ~~~ Tilbert Neal 1955-56 John Cowan 1955-56 ~~~ Norris Brown 1956-57 Dee Maruca 1956-57 ~~~ Bill Gill 1957-58 Donal McDowell 1959-60 ~~~ Bruce Smith 1960-61 Doug Lukens 1961-62 ~~~ Bob Mitchell 1961-62 Steve Dickerson 1964-65 ~~~ Mike Grinnell 1965-66 Dave Sonderland 1965-66 ~~~ Ron Anderson 1965-66 Kurt Crownover 1965-66 ~~~ Mark Palmer 1966-67 Bob Utecht 1967-68 ~~~ Dave Barber 1967-68 George Kinney 1967-68 ~~~ Emmitt Jackson 1967-68 Bill Heriford 1968-69 ~~~ Rob Morganthaler 1968-69 Earl Hall 1969-70 ~~~ Don Foss 1969-70 Mark Callen 1969-70 ~~~ Charley Steele 1970-71 Jon Anderson 1970-71 ~~~ Dennis Strasser 1970-71 Matt Fields 1970-71 ~~~ Brent Christi 1970-71 Dean Thompson 1971-72 ~~~ Richard Sippel 1971-72 Jim Kasey 1971-72 ~~~ Keith Prichard 1972-73 Dave McVicker 1973-74 ~~~ Paul Rinehart 1973-74 Mark Stevens 1973-74 ~~~ Don Tuttle 1973-74 Roger Kindley 1973-74 ~~~ Randy Slaybaugh 1973-74 Dave Harty 1973-74 ~~~ Steve Forsberg 1974-75 Rick Slater 1975-76 ~~~ Phil Daling 1975-76 Kevin Ryan 1975-76 ~~~ Kelly Euteneier 1976-77 Dave Tuttle 1976-77 ~~~ Roger Sonderland 1976-77 Wally Kennedy 1977-78 ~~~ Dave Mann 1977-78 Rial Steichen 1977-78 ~~~ Bob Valentine 1977-78 Steve Chalcraft 1978-79 ~~~ Scott Parnell 1979-80 Roger Chambers 1979-80 ~~~ Robert Lacy 1979-80 Steve Walter 1979-80 ~~~ Mark Johnston 1980-81 Steve Shirley 1980-81 ~~~ George Naughton 1981-82 John Wunderlich 1981-82 ~~~ John Alley 1982-83 Kevin Presto 1983-84 ~~~ Rick Chandler 1983-84 Mark Borgeson 1983-84 ~~~ Steve Van Liew 1983-84 Rick Carlson 1983-84 ~~~ Rob Fryer 1984-85 Chris Engle 1984-85 ~~~ Dave Wheeler 1984-85 Mike Parnell 1984-85 ~~~ Kevin Kjarmo 1984-85 Mike Thielman 1985-86 ~~~ Shane Brown 1985-86 Tom Lewis 1985-86 ~~~ Darin Presto 1986-87 Corey Coffman 1986-87 ~~~ Brian Zinsli 1986-87 Jason Brandis 1986-87 ~~~ Wade Venters 1987-88 Jeff Hall 1987-88 ~~~ Reuben Olveda 1987-88 Juan Cooper 1987-88 ~~~ Pat Simpkins 1987-88 Greg Sargent 1988-89 ~~~ Nate Roe 1988-89 Clint Buchanan 1988-89 ~~~ Jeff Lawrence 1988-89 Travis Narum 1989-90 ~~~ Randy Grantham 1990-91 Justin Love 1991-92 ~~~ Clint Comstock 1992-93 "Doogie" Fewell 1992-93 ~~~ Jeremy Eaton 1993-94 Doug Skirski 1993-94 ~~~ Kurt Lauman 1993-94 David Campbell 1993-94 ~~~ Doug Shultz 1994-95 Damien Ash 1994-95 ~~~ Charles Wade 1995-96 Mike Stottlemyre 1996-97 ~~~ Adam Morasch 1997-98 Bryan Harrison 1998-99 ~~~ Jared Coplen 1999-00 Dan Bottenus 1999-00 ~~~ Mark Fryer ~~~ Tyler Ultsch ******** -Zorba ('91) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/10/03 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 10 Bombers and 1 Colt sent stuff: Kay Weir ('37 Colt), Jim Jensen ('50) Bob Harman ('51), Curt Donahue ('53) Gary Persons ('57), Jan Bollinger ('60) Helen Cross ('62), John Bixler ('64) Bill Wingfield ('67), Betti Avant ('69) Karen Davis ('76) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Don Andrews ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Chuck Lollis ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Suzanne Christianson Boehning ('85) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Kay Weir Fishback ('37 Colt) Re: Sand Storms We didn't live in a land of sand storms before the project-the soil WAS sandy-ideal for the kinds of crops we grew-BUT it was irrigated and the sand didn't blow. The people who came in to value (steal) the land thought irrigation was foolish and said we should let rain water the crops. So they just valued the farms by size and not by whether they grew cherry trees or alfalfa. I say "steal" the land as most people got less for their farms than they earned with one year's crop. Well, I guess it helped win the war but we sort of felt that we were being treated like the enemy. When my husband came home from the war we always planned to go farming again but land had gone up all around so he went to work at the plant just to get a start and one way and another he stayed there till he retired. -Kay Weir Fishback ('37 Colt) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jim Jensen ('50) Re: Ralph Myrick's ('51) principal inquiry Hey Ralph, I remember that "sit-in" over the replacement of an admired principal. I was there. The Superintendent of Schools, either R. H. Ferguson or P. A. Wright, was the primary speaker. It was conducted in the study hall. Remarkably a lot of parents were in attendance. If memory serves a student walkout was in the early stages of organization. In those days many parents supported everything their children did (in school) that seemed to make sense. The school board decided to nip the process in the bud. The Principal being ousted was E. R. "Joe" Barker. Lowell Poore was the Assistant at that time. In essence the assembly was advised that the school board and the superintendent were responsible for running the schools - not the students. Further, that Dr. Raymond P. Harris would be the new principal. Mr. Poore would remain as Vice Principal. The following year Dr. Harris and Mr. Poore were out and Leslie McIntosh was named Principal and Robert Chisholm, Vice Principal. Mr. Chisholm was EXTREMELY popular with the students during my last year, '49-'50. I don't know what his nickname was. I'm pleased that he was successful in the field of education. During that year it seemed to me that the reason for his success with students was simply the fact that he talked "to them", rather than "down to them." Guess who was on the school board that year? E. R. "Joe" Barker!!!!! Bomber Cheers, -Jim Jensen ('50) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob Harman ('51) To: Ralph Myrick ('51) Hey, Ralph, Could it have been McIntosh? -Bob Harman ('51) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Curt Donahue ('53) To: Jeff Curtis ('69) Another good (albeit short) story. I for one have missed your writings. They are always the best. -Curt Donahue ('53) ~ Federal Way, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jan Bollinger Persons ('60) & Gary Persons ('57) Re: Spokane Lunch - 5/18 Wow, three months since the last Spokane lunch! Time to catch up with all local alums, and rumor has it that we'll see some visitors, too--we LOVE visitors! DATE: Sunday, May 18, 2003 TIME: 11:30 AM Coffee/Beverages 12:30 PM Lunch PLACE: The Chapter ("Bombers" will be on their sign with green & gold balloons) ADDRESS: 105 East Mission (NE corner Ruby/Mission) PRICE: Most lunches are $6.95 - $8.95 (separate checks) All Bomber alums, spouses and guests are welcome! -Jan Bollinger Persons ('60) and Gary Persons ('57) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) Greetings from Kansas City, KS!! Actually, Warren and his bike are in Dodge City, Kansas tonight. I left him this morning when I passed him about l5 miles south of Garden City, KS. I'm heading on home to Indiana and want to be there on the l3th, and Warren will probably come biking along (we live about 1/2 hour from Highway 50) in about a week. So he had to get out his saddle bags today, and he is really soloing now. If he manages to escape the tornados blowing around Kansas and Missouri, he will be very fortunate indeed. I was really tired when I arrived at Carol Rice Forister's ('62) home tonight about l0 pm. The last few weeks I've only averaged about l00 miles or less a day. Today on my own, I was stopping to read all the markers about the Santa Fe Trail, and I didn't even travel l00 miles in 3 hours, so I speeded up a bit. But I did stop in Kinsey, KS (midway between NYC and San Francisco), and looked in their wonderful local museum. It was excellent. They had a prairie sod house they built in the '70s. I noticed some of the clothes were donated by a "C.S. Cross", and I wondered if somehow that is a relative on mine. I mentioned to the lady at the desk and she said they have a lot of Crosses around there!! Well, you can check Warren's website for the next week or so to follow his adventures on the bike. Last night at a restaurant in Syracuse, KS, we got to talking with this man in the next booth. He said he was a Viet Nam vet, and the man at the table next to us was a WWII vet who had fought in mid Europe and was there for VE day. Anyway, Larry, the Viet Nam veteran could be a history teacher. He told us so much about the local history and the Santa Fe Trail and the railroads, I really enjoyed it. He is suppose to send us a book on it. We've met so many nice and interesting people along this trip, it's really been fun. But I am anxious to look at my mail and my yard after 2 months. I hope our friend's son has been cutting it regularly. -Helen Cross Kirk ('62) ~ Where it is hot in KC, KS even at almost midnight. I think the heat finally caught up with us. That's why Warren wanted to start the trip as early as possible to beat the heat. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: John Bixler ('64) Re: Reminiscing Judge Yencopal A lot of us probably have Al Yencopal stories. I have none.. In about 1968 I came home to visit and I went for a drive around town to see some of the sights. This was 1968 and I had hair past my shoulders and looked like... well, a hippy. So I'm cruisin' and I decide to pull into Zip's for a Coke. I get my coke and I'm sitting there drinking it, totally innocent and minding my own business. Two of Richland's finest pull up next to me and start this surrealistic conversation. They start with "Hey! What's happen' man?" "Not Much, I'm just drinking a coke." "Whatcha you doing here?" (Like, exactly what drugs do you have?) "I just came to go to the dentist." "Why here?" "Well my folks live here." "Oh yeah, What's your name?" "John Bixler." "Ohhh! Youuuu'rrrrrre the Bixler boy, huh? Don't we have warrant for your arrest?" "Gee, I don't know?, Do you? (Ok, Ok! I did know - the year before I was cruisin' the uptown on a motorcycle and got stopped and ticketed for not having my registration. Being a hippy I, of course, didn't pay it. "I think you better follow us down to the station." "Well. I have my mom's car. So why don't I take it home and I'll come down and straighten this out?" "I don't think we can do that." Anyway I follow them to city hall and they arrest me and throw me in the Richland slammer. A little later, not long... maybe an hour, they take me into the court the judge is Judge Yencopal. He was very cool, very nice. We had a frank and open talk about the unusual things happening (like the '60, hippies, and drugs and such). He asked me if he let me go would I pay the ticket when I could. I said I would and he let me go. He knew me from church basketball and he and My mom worked together helping people with alcohol problems. We was really a good guy. (RIP). -John Bixler ('64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bill Wingfield ('67) To: Don Andrews ('67) Happy Birthday, Garfunkel. Wish I could be there to celebrate it with you kids. Say hi to Linda for me. -Bill Wingfield (Blue Ribbon Class of '67) ~ Augusta, GA (Martha Burk's favorite town) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Betti Avant ('69) Re: Torthay Court Ah, yes Jeff Curtis ('69) you are right about Torthay Court. When we were in grade school living at Torbett and Thayer that area used to be an open field. It was our short cut to school on most days. It was nothing but sage brush and sand. Many a kid in the neighborhood built forts in that field. I think they started building houses there when we were maybe in the 6th grade, as we walked down either Van Giesen to Thayer or Perkins to Torbett. Bomber cheers, -Betti Avant (a fellow class of '69er) ~ Goodland, KS ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Karen Davis Scheffer ('76) To: Zorba Manolopoulos ('91) Re: Missing Players Rick Slater ('76RIP), unfortunately died an unexpected death when he was struck by lightning riding his bike in the mountains of New Mexico in 1985. I know Mark Callen ('70) is an attorney up here in Spokane. I see him once in a great while when he checks on a client in my work place. (a prison) Wow... your list brings back many memories... I had a serious crush on some of those, now men. Be sure and let us know well in advance when this game or games will be taking place... ok. Thanks [Karen! Check out the website: The game is June 21, 2003 -Maren] To: Jeff Curtis ('69) What were you on when you wrote all that about the streets and such? Is it legal? -Karen Davis Scheffer ('76) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/11/03 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 11 Bombers sent stuff: Tom Hoffman ('47 and '48), Mike Clowes ('54) Bill Berlin ('56), Donna McGregor ('57) Lola Heidlebaugh ('60), Helen Cross ('62) Larry Stephens ('63), Nancy Mallory ('64) David Rivers ('65), Rob Peutz ('73) Gina Rees ('81) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bill McCue ('51) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dave Doran ('72) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Tom Hoffman ('47 and '48) To: Kay Wear Fishback ('37 cOLT) Where abouts in Wyoming did you hail from? My wife is the oldest of 10 and they lived in Wheatland. We are going back there this June for her 51st reunion. I worked at the project and was in White Bluffs and worked at the old apple warehouse. Sorry you lost your farm. -Tom Hoffman ('47 and '48) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) Re: Richland Street names Much has been said about one particular street in Richland. I have diligently checked the street listing and do not find it amongst the "T"s. Once the engineers started naming streets we had: Taylor Street, Thayer Drive, Thomas Street, Thompson Street, Torbett Street, Totten Avenue, Townsend Court and Tunis Avenue. And strangely there was no biographical data for Thomas, Thompson or Tunis, at least not locally. So, I was wondering if Tinkle (Street, Avenue, ?) wasn't perhaps located near the outlet of a waste water treatment plant or a defunct irrigation canal? Bomber Cheers, -Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) ~ it's the weekend and it isn't raining in Albany, OR, yet. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bill Berlin ('56) To: Jim Hamilton ('63) Yo Jimbeaux, You missed one mutt on our block. Remember "Dugan", the Cary Blue Terrier that belonged to the Rynicks that lived next to the Lynch family. His "run" was right by the driveway coming out of our parking lot. He would run up and down the fence when anyone would go by so a bunch of us would ride my Doodlebug motor scooter (the fine, exhaust belching piece of equipment that it was) back and forth until Dugan's run was about six feet deep (well, three feet anyway). One day we came back and Dugan was laying in the middle of the back yard. We thought it odd that he did not come out barking, howling and chasing along the fence but we really didn't give it much thought. Come to find out old Dugan had cashed in his chips, heart attack we heard later... and he only had 150,000 miles on him! I am not sure if there were "compounds" in other parts of the city but behind our house, and that of Jim and Jack Russell, Pat Murray and Jim and "Sissy" Hamilton we had this large green compound space that was maintained by the City. Great for football, baseball, some bike racing and a couple of circuses. If we hit the ball in Mr. Anderson's yard (he was a Shop teacher at one of the schools) we either had to retrieve it in dead-of-night-Ranger maneuvers or give it up forever. Great life in the south end. -Bill Berlin ('56) ~ Seattle - where the weather is great and things are moving along on the new house in Anacortes. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Donna McGregor Salazar ('57) Re: "Gunsmoke" (radio) and "Andy Griffith Show" on TV. GUESS WHAT! It wasn't even Harley Baer that played Doc on "Gunsmoke" and the barber on the "Andy Griffith Show". And even if it had of been, it was "Parley" not "Harley". Parley Baer was a Producer or something for Gunsmoke, for one, maybe other westerns as well?? The real name of the actor that played both of these parts was named Howard McNear. I'm the one who made the mistake in one of my entries. It is spring in Espanola, NM--The apple trees in the orchard have bloomed, we've begun irrigating and the pastures are greening up and the cows are sighing in relief. The ranch next to ours (much bigger) is open to our cows so they are really in heaven. My chihuahua, Pica, is due to have pups on May 23!! Xrays show that she has 4-6 puppies in there!! A lot for a little one like her. Happy Birthday to all you Bombers that have had birthdays this year so far. All this talk about teachers. I had a lot of good ones, starting from John Ball, Spalding, Chief Jo and Col Hi. Mostly remember the Art teachers, Mrs. Alexander at Spalding, Mrs. Pearson at Chief Jo and Mr. McGrath and Mr. Coelho at Col Hi. Mr. Reid was a great Govt./ (history?) teacher. Miss Colliten, I really liked for French (which is really helping me down here with Spanish as the languages are structured about the same.) Mr. Pritchett for biology. And I'd have to go back to the annuals to remember names of more. I think I've mentioned before that Mr. McGrath lives in SantaFe and I am still in touch with him. Still very lively in his 70s and does wonderful art and his writing group has readings in his orchard in the warm weather. Re: Street names Cottonwood started out as "Cottonwood Drive". My Dad, Fay Perkins, still lives in the house there, and nobody else has ever lived in that house except our family. We never lived in any other house in Richland either. Moved in from the little trailer in North Richland in January of 1949. Much wind, much sand, and yes much stinging of the poor bare legs. My dad, an ex avid referee and umpire, is still going strong bowling and will hit 80 this year. Yes--how uniquely we grew up. Los Alamos is similar in ways but they were closer to the metropolitan areas of Santa Fe and Albuquerque with the arts and entertainment -- they also had to have badges to get in and out of town... even the children. Richland was so isolated, they had to build their own culture in a way. Bomber Cheers, -Donna McGregor Salazar ('57) ~Sunny, Dry, Windy Espanola, NM ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Lola Heidlebaugh Bowen ('60) Re: Portland/Vancouver Bomber Luncheon DATE: May 17 - Saturday TIME: 11:00 a.m. - 2;00 p.m. PLACE: DoubleTree/Columbia River All Bombers and spouses are welcome. This will be the last luncheon until the picnic in August. Come help us plan this summer's Portland/Vancouver Picnic! -Lola Heidlebaugh Bowen ('60) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) Greetings from Kansas City again!! Carol Rice Forister ('62) and I have spent a relaxing day here at her home in Kansas City and at their lake place where they volunteer, at Hillsdale Lake State Park. It's been fun and nice to just take it easy today. Tomorrow we'll continue to just spend time together and then I'll head out early for Indiana on Monday, so I can get home and sort the mail, etc. and see how the place has held out for the last 2 months. My husband has been faithful to his bike riding schedule, and he traveled from Dodge City to almost Hutchinson, KS today. Carol has told me she will help Warren get some photos downloaded on his website. So that should make it more interesting!! It looks like 3 pretty calm days weather-wise, which is a blessing with all the tornados they've been having around here. -Helen Cross Kirk ('62) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Larry "Dobie" Stephens ('63) To: Jim Hamilton ('63) Jim, Your story really made me laugh, especially the part about Zeke. -Larry "Dobie" Stephens ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Nancy Mallory Johnson ('64) The tornados of last Sunday came through Jackson TN, where I live. The whole town looks like a bomb hit it. The downtown was hit hard... many buildings destroyed (including the post office -- big concrete building). Power lines and poles (over 1000) are down all over (including just down the street from me). Thankfully my home and family were spared. Do keep the people here and in surrounding areas in your prayers. -Nancy Mallory Johnson ('64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: David Rivers ('65) Re: favorite teachers and stuff Gee... I am beginning to think I really missed out on some of the Bomber culture when I was in school. Everybody is talking about their favorite teachers and how they did this and how they did that. My favorite teacher was Francis Coello... in KINDERGARTEN!!!!! From then on for me it was all down hill. During grade school, I just kinda existed for recess and after school. Every now and then I got to meet the principals but we never became buds... for some reason or other they never liked my organizing skills and the fun stuff I organized... One teacher in 5th grade used to whack us with a rubber hose... so Craig Davis ('65) and I told his mom that my mom was going to the principal... course my mom thought... no... knew that whatever we got... we deserved worse! She was NOT happy with me for what we did thru Mrs. Davis... In Jr. Hi, I learned the true meaning of school... walking girls from their lockers and from class to class... now that was something I could sink my teeth into. I was not a reader back then. My mom made me stay in my room one summer till noon with Tom Sawyer and Ivanho... I read the first page of Tom Sawyer at least once a day for the entire summer and have never again looked at either of those books. Being the true stubborn son of a injun that I am and a soon to be full blown alky (18 years of sobriety now)... I refused to read any book till I was 21 years old! High School was a dream come true for me. Long hallways to walk girls thru, fun guys to drink with and fast cars to play with (oh my... ended a sentence with a preposition). Sock hops, Hi-Spot, Zip's, drive ins and drags rounded out my time. I was counseled that I should learn to work with my hands and that there was probably a market for opening a shop on the side of the road selling pottery near the Rez... (they really said that... ) The day we graduated, Ricky ('65... nka "Richard") Warford and I sat on the curb in front of Mac hall and just shook our heads repeating over and over "we blew it... we blew it... what will we do now... " We were doomed to real life... what a shock. I look back on it now and wonder how do you get from there to here? Somehow I managed to accumulate a few reading skills after that first book at 21... did a BS in 6 semesters, then a masters (all on academic scholarships after the first semester of probation in undergrad) and then traded a scholarship to do a PhD at Harvard for one to get a JD at ASU... But my favorite teacher is still Mr. Coello and to all you parents out there who have this sinking feeling that your kids have blown it for good. There is still hope... don't give up on them yet! -David Rivers ('65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Rob Peutz ('73) Re: small world Jeanette Haberman ('73) and I are getting married today [May 10, 2003], at 2 PM. We reconnected through a posting I did in May of 1999. Jeanette responded May 10, and 4 years later, to the day, we exchange vows. Love you Jenny, and looking forward to spending the rest of my life with you. -Rob Peutz ('73) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gina Rees ('81) Re: Torthay Ct. I just happen to live on Torthay Ct. The house I live in was built in the early '70s. It is a Garrison construction house and identical to the one my parents own in Beverly heights. I was told that this area was once a power substation. I was also told the name was generated as a combination of Torbett and Thayer. -Gina Rees ('81) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/12/03 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 8 Bombers, 1 Colt, and 1 funeral notice today: Kay Weir ('37 Colt), Ann Pearson ('50) Dick Wight ('52), Ed Borasky ('59) Ernie Trujillo ('59), Larry Mattingly ('60) Linda Reining ('64), Patti Snider ('65) Marcia Wade ('67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Kay Weir Fishback ('37 Colt) Re: I came from Casper, WY To: Tom Hoffman ('47 and '48) My Dad was born and grew up in Rosthey, Scotland. As a young man he decided to come to the US... I really don"t know why. He went to work on a big ranch in Wyoming when WW One broke out he went to Canada and enlisted in the Army in a British Regiment. His mother was very put out as she already had 3 sons in the British Army fighting the Huns (as the Germans were called) and she thought he might have waited till America got in the war to enlist... three of his brothers were killed but my dad and his twin survived. After the war he came back to America after having married the sister of one of the girls married to one of his brothers. After the war he went to work in the Standard Oil Refinery in Casper where he eventually was fired for joining a group trying to get Standard to pay Union Wages. Now you probably know more than you really wanted to know. -Kay Weir Fishback ('37 Colt) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ann Pearson Burrows ('50) To: Dick McCoy ('45, '46, and '02) et al Re: All the messages regarding "A" street, Thayer etc. My memory has been stirred (to a somewhat lesser degree than all of yours). We lived on A Street in an "A" house... I queried my 92 year old mother as to the address and neighbors etc... she thinks it was 7L. The right hand was occupied by a Charlie Gates and Family. We were living with Joe and Daisy Valentine... Joe was a surveyor and arrived earlier than most and got a house. If her recollections are correct we were only a few houses apart, Dick!! But then you were probably to grown-up to notice the wee tots!! *LOL* -Ann Pearson Burrows ('50) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dick Wight ('52) Re: Sand storms One of our regular contributors stated that before the Hanford project was started there weren't any local sand storms, apparently since agriculture covered the area. I sure disagree! I was born in Pasco (1934) and one of the most vivid early memories I have is of being in a bad sand storm in residential Pasco (near downtown) at about age 3 or 4 ('37-'38). My mother rescued me from the vacant lot next to our house. I recall sand storms as being a regular occurrence. But then, maybe the sand only blew on the Pasco side of the river. -Dick Wight ('52) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ed Borasky ('59) Re: Gunsmoke trivia Howard McNear indeed played Doc on the radio version of Gunsmoke. He was also a regular on the Burns and Allen TV show and one of the truly great comic actors. Parley Baer played Chester on the radio version of Gunsmoke, and Georgia Ellis was Kitty. And of course, William Conrad was Matt Dillon. Re: Tinkle Street I lived on Tinkle Street. You know, in those days, there were lots of things you could send away for. I would fill out the forms on the cereal box tops. First, I'd put down my name ... then "2006" ... then ... then I'd usually tear it up and throw it in the trash. My father used to say you could stand on the corner of Wright Street and Tinkle. :) -M. Edward (Ed) Borasky ('59) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ernie Trujillo ('59) To: Bob Harman ('51), Vicki Owens ('72) and John Bixler ('64) Re: Al Yencopal (RIP) I too remember Al, as we called him at Christ the King C.Y.O.. It seems like yesterday and it's hard to believe that he's gone. He was our Basketball coach in '57 and '58 and it seemed to me as a 17 year old that he always knew what to do in situations... a really great role model. When I think back to all the good teachers I've had in life, he was one of the best. At the time I didn't even know that he was a judge and didn't find out until later in life. He will be missed by so many people. -Ernie Trujillo ('59) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Larry Mattingly ('60) Re: Asparagus I was at Coulee Dam Friday afternoon and evening. We test fired some pyro material for a photo session for a possible corporate sponsor for additional monies for fireworks on the dam. If it works there may be some substantial surprises in the fireworks for Memorial Day (Sunday night) and 4th of July. We will know in a few days. I have been pushing hard for several days and was too tired to drive back to Tacoma so we ran down to Ephrata Best Western and got a couple of rooms. On the way out of town Saturday AM I bargained with a veggie saleslady at a fruit stand for 80 pounds of fresh asparagus just picked that morning. I picked it out as it came off the truck. I iced it and hurried home and by midnight I had trimmed, washed, blanched, bagged it, and put it in the freezer. Like many Bombers, we picked it growing wild and I love it to this day. Re: Dust Catching up on several days of the 'Storm and reading of the dust, I couldn't help but vividly remember some early dust storms. We lived for a while at 206 Casey and you could see them coming over the shoulder of Badger Mtn. Towels were shoved under ill- fitting doors and we had about 30 minutes until it hit. I remember using the coal shovel to scoop up the 2 inches of sand in the little stairwell in the kitchen of the "B" house. One day I was bouncing a ball against the house and broke a living room window. Yes, of course that afternoon the dust blew. To say my dad was upset would be an understatement. How many remember re-adjusting sprung car doors with a 2x4 as a lever after a wild wind jerked them out of your hand? During another storm one fall just about dark we were groping our way home in the car and I saw two teenage girls clinging to a street sign post. Dad stopped and gave them a ride to our house where they called their parents. They were a mess. They were literally choking from the sand. While they were cleaning up we heard a tremendous crash and ran outside to see what happened. This was when we lived at 1613 Judson way before Chief Jo school. Just across the street to the north was the roof of a prefab. It had blown in from somewhere up by the bus lot that was in those days, just a couple of blocks to the west. "Happiness is the sky in bloom" -J Larry Mattingly ('60) ~ Looking for good weather tomorrow. I have to either mow the lawn or call for a hay baler. I was really embarrassed this afternoon when my spry neighbor lady offered to mow it for me. She does all of her own yard work, and will be 90 the 13th of July. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda Reining ('64) To: David Rivers ('65) Your entry just proves the old adage, "You can't teach an old dog new tricks" totally wrong!!!!!!!!!! Doesn't it feel great?????? I liked reading and that is still one of my favorite things to do, but I could never retain what I read... I can pick up the same damn book a month later and it is like "brand new"!!! :( -Linda Reining ('64) ~ We are still having wintry weather in Bakersfield, CA... normal for this time of year is the high 80s, we are in the low 60s but they are predicting 80s by the middle of next week, so will soon be time for me to start hibernating. ;) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patti Snider Miller ('65) To: David Rivers ('65) Congratulations on your 18 years of sobriety :) !!! You are amazing... All the schooling you have gone to and being a fine lawyer. You have come along ways, you worked hard at it and made a success story. That's right, never give up on your own "kids" or let them give up on themselves. We all need support whether we are doing right or wrong. We must all remember to take care of ourselves first and you'll be surprised how we are then able to take care of others as well. Here's a quote I use in Weight Watchers: What you did is not important. What you learned from it is. (Terry Morrow, W.W. receptionist) I'll get off my soap box now. I hope all you Mothers' had a wonderful Mothers' Day!!!! I don't want to forget to say 'HI' to Richard!! Bomber Cheers, -Patti Snider Miller ('65) ~ Richland - where it is 65 and a little overcast, the sun has peaked out, yes, we are having a little breeze too. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Marcia Wade Hausenbuiller ('67) Re: Los Alamos To: Donna McGregor Salazar ('57) Thanks, Donna. I'd always sort of wondered how the 'early days' in Los Alamos compared to the early days in Richland re: the bomb culture, and what our childhoods growing up in a government town were like compared to theirs. It would be interesting to do some more research to compare Los Alamos, Richland, and whatever the place was in Tennessee wasn't it? [Yes, that would be Oak Ridge TN. -Maren], where they did like tasks to prepare the bombs. (Sheesh, I thought the names of those three towns were etched indelibly in my brain, but I'm now under the influence of what must be a major 'Medicare moment' where brain cells are concerned!) I'm actually one of what must be a minority in my age group, as a near native, since my Dad was raised in White Bluffs. I had a few classmates who were born in Richland, but none of their parents had been born in this area that I knew of. We were so lucky to grow up in the safe environment we had in those days, and when I think of all the open areas we had available for play, the neighborhood parks every few blocks, with swings and slides and monkey bars, and the big grassy lots scattered here there and everywhere where we could run and play, I really think we had it good! What a special time and special place!! -Marcia Wade Hausenbuiller ('67) ******************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Funeral Notice >>Susan Taylor Bingeman ('68) ~ 6/28/50 - 5/6/03 *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/13/03 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers sent stuff: Dick McCoy ('45, '46, & '02), Dore Tyler ('53) Judy Crose ('58), MaryMike Hartnett ('61) John Adkins ('62), Bruce Strand ('69) Carla Lehfeldt ('83) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dick McCoy ('45, '46, and '02) To: Ann Pearson Burrows ('50) No, I didn't know you lived there. I didn't get to know you till you and your buddies used to drive Chas Larrabee ('47), John Hughes ('47) and I nuts at the movie house. What flirts. But fun. Re: Al Yencopal (RIP) Al was a great guy and I had a number of beers with him in the very old days. He was known for the unusual non-jail punishments he gave to juveniles. Al came from the tough town of Cle Elum when the mines were working. He had a big sharp nose, and he used to say he didn't know why it never got flattened. Re: Asparagus The block where we lived was built on an asparagus field. They came up through the blacktop sidewalks, through our lawn, and even through the dirt side in our basement. The latter were pure white from lack of sunshine. Curiously, they did not come up anywhere in the second year. -Dick McCoy ('45, '46, and '02) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dore Tyler ('53) Re: Asparagus Re: Larry Mattingly ('60) post I just want to note that I have a fine stand of 11 Asparagus plants in my Tacoma back yard. It's one of the newer hybrid varieties and allows me to OD on fresh "grass" and put some away for cold winter nights. This year I'm experimenting with drying the excess. -Dore Tyler ('53) ~ Taxoma, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Judy Crose Snowhite ('58) Re: "R" on the hillside I know that some of the '84 graduates (my son, Lance ('84), included) put the Rainier "R" on the hillside with the year '84. They cut it into the hillside so well that later classes had a hard time changing it. -Judy Crose Snowhite ('58) ~ Richland - where it is raining and we just cut our pasture hay! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: MaryMike Hartnett ('61) I, too, have enjoyed reading of the original layout and streets of "early" Richland. I especially related to Shirley Sherwood Milani's ('62) account of our carefree childhood and the freedom to stay out late on evenings to play. No threat of kidnapping, child molestations, etc. I can only attribute that to the extensive background checks and security investigations of the residents of the town. I fondly recall warm summer nights, playing "Red light, Green light" and "Mother May I?" in the large grassy areas between our back yards! Thanks for the memory recollection, Shirley. -MaryMike Hartnett ('61) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: John Adkins ('62) Re: Asparagus To: Larry Mattingly ('60) Just a minor point (unless you're doing it) you don't pick Asparagus - you "stick" it. Probably tastes the same either way though - come to think of it. -John Adkins "62" ~ a little rain in Richland this morning ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bruce Strand ('69) Re: Richland visit My wife and I were in Richland yesterday (5/11) to put flowers on my Mother's grave for Mom's Day and visit my Dad. More subdivisions popping up out of the sagebrush. We drove over from Pullman where my daughter, Kylie, had just graduated from WAZZU. Being a hard-core Huskie (6 years) that may be hard to take but at least it is still a Washington school and Eastern Washington, too. My daughter did well, graduated magna cum laude. Now she needs a career in "Risk Management," her major. A job she had lined up with a large insurance company out of Chicago called her Friday morning and told her they had changed their mind ("wanted someone with more experience"). She'll do fine, however -- she's awesome (just ask her). Re: Big Pool We went past the Big Pool. What's with it? It now looks like the "Small "L" Pool." I know there has been discussion about it in these pages, but until you see what is being done -- it's just weird... -Bruce Strand ('69) ~ Back in Tempe, AZ - where it must be 90+ ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Carla Lehfeldt Boeringa ('83) Re: Annie Bailey (RIP) I know there are quite a few teachers as well as alumni who read the Sandstorm so I just wanted to let you know that Annie Bailey died early Saturday morning. She worked at Jefferson for many years working with the kids who had problems reading and teaching English to the kids that came in to school not being able to speak a word of it. She was a lovely, patient, and positive person even through the last few years with having to deal with dialysis 3 times a week and other health problems. I know the funeral notice has not been in the paper yet but I do know the funeral will be at CUP on Saturday. No time has been confirmed yet and if anything changes I will let you know. Her children (Kevin, Mark, Brian and Sharon) all graduated from Hanford I believe but I figured some of you might know them anyway. Sorry to be the messenger of unhappy news. -Carla Lehfeldt Boeringa ('83) ~ Richland - where the rain is keeping me in compliance with the city's dust control policy for construction sites *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/14/03 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Norma Culverhouse ('49), Bill Berlin ('56) Janet Wilgus ('59), John Browne, Jr. ('61) Lynda Brandon ('70WB) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Norma Culverhouse King ('49) To: Richard Roberts ('49), Ray Gillette ('49), Dick Harris ('49), etc. I can't believe you haven't responded to the entry about Dr. Harris. I am sure you know his nickname. Maybe one or more of you even had a part in giving him the name. Remember assemblies the year he was principal? Was it '48 or '49? -Norma Culverhouse King ('49) ~ Richland - where we are finally getting some warm weather. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bill Berlin ('56) Re: Asparagus The mere mention of asparagus sends shivers up my back. Just after we arrived in Richland in the Spring of 1947 my Father discovered asparagus was growing wild all around the place. He found a bonanza in an old orchard out around North Richland and we would go out there and "stick" the stuff. Actually we used long bladed knives and cut the asparagus a couple of inches under the ground. One night after work we were out there digging away and I was working around a big tumble weed when all of a sudden I heard a buzzzzzzzz. Backing off a little and looking into the bush there he was, a very large and agitated rattlesnake. In subsequent visits to the Mother of all Asparagus fields we saw at least one of those critters, mostly getting out of our way. After I graduated from Col Hi in '56 and went on to Linfield College, I would be back home from a summer in Alaska for a week or two in late August. One year my brother Bruce (Kennewick '63) took a job clearing out asparagus roots for a farmer neighbor from his orchard. Ever seen a mature asparagus root? An average one would probably fit in the Seahawks stadium. We used chain saws, axes, an old Oliver creeper tractor and machetes to get SOME of the roots out. Later this guy used light charges of dynamite to loosen them up (and the neighbors). So much for this subject. -Bill Berlin ('56) ~ in balmy, sunny Seattle. Who needs Hawaii? ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Janet Wilgus Beaulieu ('59) Re: Badger Mt. To: Judy Crose Snowhite ('58) Hi Judy, Yes, we can still see the remnants of Bomber fervor on the mountain near us. We, and those of us living at the foot of this big hill, hope that the meager annual plant growth that for years has been making attempts to cover this "man-made" scarring of the one little hump that nature has left this area, will someday complete the job. If anyone were to scar this area further for Bomber pride, we and many of the residents here would be most saddened. It is just an eyesore that is slowly fading, and we think it rather inane to blemish this natural "local monument"... one of so very few in this area. Hopefully, the Richland kids can show their pride in their wonderful school in a constructive way. Someone else had written about this a few weeks ago, and I thought the less said the better, but now I just feel the need to express another opinion. Bomber pride in my heart and memories, -Janet Wilgus Beaulieu ('59) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: John Browne, Jr. ('61) Re: Culture in the 'Hood Donna MacGregor Salazar's ('57) comment about Los Alamos' proximity to the cultural centers of NM got me thinking about the great music scene in Pasco of 'long ago'... My dad took me to see Louie Armstrong's band at a ball park there, in the '50s. When there was still a railroad presence, there was pretty great R&B & blues available to those willing to brave the 'color barrier' of E. Pasco (which is a lot more like Los Alamos than southside Chicago these days... interesting, that!). Los Alamos is about as far from Albuquerque as Yakima is from Richland - but who went to Yakima for culture? (No... it was the giant hamburgers, mostly...) Funny, where the local indigenous culture is revered, it kind of builds out like a spiral, & encourages other cultural pursuits; & where it's ridiculed it creates... a different effect. It does seem, despite the very real wrangling between the various cultures in the southwest, that there's still enough mutual respect to sustain many cultural pursuits... I never will forget finding a windowless cabin in a snow storm one March, when I decided to walk from El Rito (where some old friends had gone, from Portland) to Canjilon, through the Kit Carson National Forest. I was in one room there about 10 days. There was a big oak table in that room that looked just like those tables in Mr. Bernard's classroom at Chief Joe. One day I was underneath it, & looked up to find some writing there - "Atomic Energy Commission, Los Alamos, NM" - as close as I ever got to Los Alamos, by golly! ^..^ -JHBrowne, Jr. ('61) ~ Vashon Island, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Lynda Brandon Karnath ('70WB) To: Frank Trent ('72) Hi, Frank, I saw your birthday greeting to [your brother] Val ('70) last Friday. When I tried to email him with an old picture, it bounced back. He must have a newer address than I had from a year or so ago. Would you have his email address, and would you email it to me?? If not, please mention it to him. Thanks, -Lynda Brandon Karnath ('70WB) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/15/03 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers and 1 Colt sent stuff: Kay Wear ('37 Colt), Gene Hall ('48) Dick Harris ('49), Ray Gillette ('49) Richard Roberts ('49), Dave Brusie ('51) Zorba Manolopoulos ('91) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER LUNCHES (in order of appearance) 05/16 - Girls of '54 05/17 - Bakersfield 05/17 - Phoenix More information: Click the lunch you want to know about. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Kay Weir Fishback ('37 Colt) Re: Dusty Pasco Somebody asked how could Richland be without dust in the early days when Franklin County had so much. Simple -- North Franklin county belonged to the Railroad and it wasn't farmed. When the Railroads were building (replacing the Stage Lines) the Govt gave them large blocks of land to encourage then to expand the lines. I don't know if there was a time limit on the grant or what exactly the deal was but after WW2 the land was put up for sale to veterans who wanted to farm. We went over and picked out a piece and were picked out a farm and were awarded an acreage but not the one we wanted so we reluctantly didn't buy it... it was a hilly acreage and would have been hard to water. We had no idea that within a few years somebody would come up with over head sprinklers. See what you learn from somebody who is old and also a History Nut. -Kay Weir Fishback ('37 Colt) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gene Hall ('48) Re: Mention of the school song by Dick McCoy ('45, '46, & '02) I too feel that the original song was the best. As I remember it was changed to resemble the WSC fight song because the tune was the same as (spit) Pasco's. I remember the words to the old song and couldn't begin to sing the present one, and not just because I also am a Dawg. RHS school song We're loyal to you, Richland High We're green and we're gold, Richland High We'll back you to stand 'Gainst the best in the land, Fore we know you have sand, Richland High Rah!! Rah!! So, onward we go, Richland High Go speeding ahead, Richland High Our team is our best asset, It never has failed us yet, Hurrah! for you Richland High! Rah!! Rah!! Age must make one a sentimental old fool?!! -Gene Hall, '48 Bomber ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dick Harris ('49) Re: Dr. Harris at Columbia High School O.K., Norma Culverhouse King ('49), you had to mention the nickname for our "beloved principal," Dr. Raymond P. Harris. He was the principal, when we graduated in 1949; but as you suggest, there was lots of turmoil before that great event. The nickname was "bunny-bottom" and with a little distortion of the good Harris name, you can get there! I am a bit reluctant to mention all this, as I had to live with that nickname from time to time in my life, too! But, for one and all, there it is! Bonnie and I will be leaving for Brisbane next week, spending a few days on the Sunshine Coast with Rotary friends from Tasmania (Island State of Australia), next attending the International Convention of Rotary, and then flying to Tasmania for a couple of weeks with a number of families. Following that, we'll fly to Sydney to be picked-up by another Aussie and spend a few days with two families in the Blue Mountain area, about an hour west of Sydney. We'll be home for a couple of weeks and then leave with our daughter and son-in-law from Spokane and son from Dallas and spend a couple of weeks in Sweden and Norway. Bonnie has heritage in both countries, for which I try to forgive her. I promised I would take her to Scandinavia, when she agreed to accompany me to Russia, last summer. This trip is a celebration of our 50th, which doesn't truly happen until Sept. So, see ya later! -Dick Harris ('49) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ray Gillette ('49) To: Norma Culverhouse King ('49) Dear Norma; Well, as you know there were two nicknames for Dr. Raymond Harris during his year as principal. The least offensive (I suppose) was Dr. Bunnybutt. The other one could be guessed with a little ingenuity. It was Dr. Rabbitbottom. Although I didn't respond, I was thinking about those times. I believe it was our senior year that he was principal. Regards, -Ray Gillette ('49) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dick Roberts ('49) To: Norma Culverhouse King ('49) As I recall, Norma dear, we affectionately called Dr. Harris "Fuzzybottom", a take off from Hair a__ or Harris. I don't know why we never called Dick Harris ('49) that. Too much respect, I suppose. I do believe the assemblies were rather rambunctious as Dr. Harris was such a pompous person and the assembled just didn't let him get away with it. -Dick Roberts ('49) ~ lovely Grover Beach, CA - where in the hell is Grover Beach? Right next to Pismo Beach. ******************************************** ******************************************** From: Dave Brusie ('51) Re: Flat Stomach Bomber Girls, Oh! What I wouldn't do to have a flat stomach like Betsy Carlile had. No wonder I remember her so vividly. -Dave Brusie ('51) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Zorba Manolopoulos ('91) Re: Alumni Basketball Tournament ~ 6/21/03 We could use some more numbers for the Alumni Basketball tournament, so if you are motivated, I am sure your fellow Bombers could use some encouragement. Remember, early registration ends ($30) this Saturday. After that it goes to $40. So if you have that relative or classmate who is still holding out, let them know. Re: RHS Scholarship The scholarship applications are due this Saturday as well. All RHS high school Seniors are eligible. Thanks -Zorba Manolopoulos ('91) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/16/03 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers and 2 funeral notices today: Bill Berlin ('56), John Adkins ('62) Carol Cross ('64), Gary Behymer ('64) Linda Reining ('64), Rick Maddy ('67) Kerry A. Steichen ('74) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sandy Jones Fishback ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dave McDaniels ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Judy Kleinpeter Peterson ('67) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Yesterday: Jerry & Shirley Pittman Molnaa ('52) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER LUNCH TODAY: Girls of '54 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bill Berlin ('56) Re: Dust storms and North Franklin County To: Kay Weir Fishback ('37 Colt) You are right, a lot of that north Franklin County property belonged to the railroads but a lot more belonged to the Federal Government. My Dad's first job at Richland was with the Bureau of Land Reclamation and he was the head of the team that developed the irrigation system that was put into place in that area. Veterans could qualify for 120 acres (I believe) but if they qualified for two of the parcels, they had to be divided by 5 miles, in other words no 240 contiguous acres were allowed. There was a set price with payment set over ten years. You don't have to get up to early to beat the US Government and so the guys up there would "rent" their 120 to a guy who wanted or needed more land and he in turn would rent his 120 that was closer to the first farmer. 240s and 360s popped up all over the place and it was all legal. When water finally got to that land it was incredibly abundant and green replaced sage brush almost as fast as another section of irrigation canal went in and water diverted to the land. Talk about rattlesnake country! When it got cool in the Fall they would ball up inside a hay stack to the point that the farmer had to burn the hay to get rid of them. Bailing kind of put an end to that problem but the critters were [and still are] out there. I can remember as a 3rd and 4th grader at L & C going out with my Dad on a Saturday to review the development of the project as well as the building of the Pump Houses along the river around White Bluffs to pull the water up slopes to the canals. Heck of a lift for millions of tons of water. My Dad finally decided to get out of that snake infested business and get a job in Bomber infested Richland. -Bill Berlin ('56) ~ where we had rain, hail and sun at the Boats Afloat Show in Seattle. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: John Adkins ('62) Re: Gene Hall ('48) - and the "old fight song I actually have a recording of that fight song that we converted from a 45 rpm record to a CD for the class of "62's" 40th reunion. It was performed by the Col Hi Band - under Gordon Papas - and the Col Hi Choir - under Harley Stell. It's terrible fidelity but kind of fun to listen too. -John Adkins "62" ~ Pretty nice in "beautiful downtown Richland this morning ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Carol Cross Llewellyn ('64) To: Jeff Curtis ('69) Thanks Jeff for your recent Sandstorm/Tinkle entry! Laughed myself silly. What talent!! -Carol Cross Llewellyn ('64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gary Behymer ('64) Wednesday night's "West Wing" program mentioned Richland, Washington, at about 35 minutes into the show (;-) -Gary Behymer ('64) ~ Colfax, WA since 1974 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda Reining ('64) To: Dick Roberts ('49) Re: Where in the hell is Grover Beach? I knew where it was. Wad a young pastor move over there and start up a church... don't know what happened, but he didn't stay. -Linda Reining ('64) ~ Bakersfield, CA- we are starting to heat up and it is just about time for me to hibernate. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Rick Maddy ('67) Re: Dick Harris ('49) - names Names are a funny thing. Most of my friends call me Maddy. I have had a few inquisitive looks along the way. So have a few of my friends introducing me. A lot of girls are nicknamed Maddy. This one guy I was introduced to told me his wife was also a Maddy. Short for Madeline. Without skipping a beat I said, "Madeline... why thats my name too!" Since this one happened while living on Maui (you would need to live there for the gist of why I mention Maui), the Darwinian I had just been introduced to all of a sudden had to be somewhere else in a big hurry. Re: Tripping again: I will be leaving (driving) on July 1 from HB for a seven week trip to Olympia, Seattle and Wenatchee for a visit with family and friends. Then off to Spokane for a visit with my granddaughter and Phil Collins ('67) at his home away from home. Then to Chariton, IA, West Union, OH and on to Kitty Hawk because of the 100th year of the flight. I have flown over the Atlantic Ocean (Vienna, Austria in '74), but never stood on one of it's beaches. I flew into Alexandria, VA in (May) '98 to look at the Wall on the Mall. Never went to the beach. Does anyone live near Lexington, VA? Cape Hatteras, NC? Myrtle Beach? Atlanta? Memphis? Albuquerque? Elk City, OK? I was wondering if anyone that does could tell me - if you had one or two days in these burgs, what you would not miss seeing? Those quick and simple views. Would appreciate you writing me. The last time I did this sort of road trip (June/July '98) I never wanted to see another National park again as long as I lived! 103 in Biloxi, MS, yuall. Mile post 998 in Texas - whoa mule. Chiggers, skeeters and copperhead snakes, oh my! Time changes some attitudes along life's way. Thanks for any info. No four or five star anything. I have a one star tent and a coffee pot. And at times will stay in the infamous no tell motel to remember what a bed feels like. For example, if you were in HB, you would want to walk out on the pier, which I believe is the largest of it's kind in the world, and have a cup of coffee at Ruby's on the end of the pier. Maybe a turkey pot pie. Or a quick jaunt down the beach for a quick gawk at the women's extraordinary beach volleyball skills. Or drive ten miles and see Dr. Schuller's Crystal Palace... I mean Cathedral... in Orange, CA. I must say, the reverend makes Gaudy look like Norman Rockwell. Very interesting Works. Or stop at the Smart and Final store on Goldenwest and pick up a gallon of pickled eggs for the rest of your trip, etc., etc. Everyone remembers KISS, right? Thanks again, -Rick Maddy ('67) ~ Huntington Beach, CA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Kerry A. Steichen ('74) Anyone watching the "West Wing" last night catch the reference to Richland? A plane was flying close to a factitious nuclear plant and the president had to make a choice to blow it out of the sky or not. Then the plane pilot came on the radio and identified and said they were having trouble. Later it was mentioned that they were some drinking college kids didn't say which university. WSU/EWU/CBC -Kerry A. Steichen ('74) ******************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Funeral Notice scanned from the TCHerald by Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) >>Marian Faye Howser ('51) ~ 12/21/32 - 5/3/03 *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/17/03 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 9 Bombers sent stuff: Gloria Falls ('58), John Browne, Jr. ('61), Helen Cross ('62) Linda Lester ('62), Deedee Willox ('64), Nancy Mallory ('64) Rick Maddy ('67), Jim Anderson ('72WB), Cecily Riccobuono ('77) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER LUNCH TODAY - Bakersfield BOMBER LUNCH TODAY - Portland/Vancouver BOMBER LUNCH TODAY - Southern CA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gloria Falls Evans ('58) Re: A note to my great friends from school I am now a new grandmother so this makes six. Twins were born at 28 weeks yesterday they barely weigh 2 pound. One boy and one girl, babies and mother, father (my son), and grandmother are doing just fine. Thanks to all the prayers of my friends of '58. Modern technology is the greatest ever. My father passed away last week which is so sad he did not get to see them. -Gloria Falls Evans ('58) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: John Browne, Jr. ('61) Re: Madeleines? To: Rick Maddy ('67) You're not the only guy I know who's named after a cookie... I got a friend, Chip, who lives near you (or did). I was known, briefly, as Monsieur Gallette, because of my preferred food at work (restaurant/ bakery). Where's the guy called Spud whose middle name is 'Nut', anyhow? Re: Railroad lands The corridor from Renton to Sumner, which once was farm-filled, has lost out to the global economy movement; & farms are being replaced by warehouses (aka 'shipping distribution centers'). From talking with a few old-timers, I've learned that nearly all the farms were leased from the railroads, & those leases weren't renewed when the pressure to expand Port of Seattle (& Tacoma, to a lesser degree) made paving prime farmland too profitable to refuse. I guess the dirt will be safe under there until the price of shipping food around the world becomes costlier than growing it close to home again... probably not in my lifetime, though. Hey, Rick- one of my favorite all-time views was looking out to sea around dusk from a high place above Corona del Mar in June, when the sun is setting N of true East. The waves out to sea roll in as straight lines, until the effect of the points of the bay slow them up a little... then they throw this slow, beautiful arc into the bay, like watching a pearl necklace form & break apart to roll into shore... The right-angle light on the SW flow at sunset made it really work for me (I'm pretty sure that the diameter of my pupils had very little to do with it- really). ^..^ -JHBrowne, Jr. ('61) ~ Vashon Island, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) Carol Rice Forister ('62) decided to come home with me for a few days, so we took off on Mother's Day and had a very fun road trip up here to West Harrison, IN along Highway 50. I left Warren to "batch it" alone in Kansas, and he did very well, getting to Kansas City, KS the day after Carol and I left. Carol and I had a great road trip. We found a neat Amish restaurant to eat and shop in. We found the home of the white squirrels in SW Indiana, and after only an hour and a half, we finally did get a photo of an actual white squirrel. They really do exist. And Carol helped me clean up my "junk room" so that I now have a livable den and sewing room, which was no small achievement. But we were both so exhausted, that she slept on the way to the Indianapolis airport this morning, and I slept in a roadside rest before getting back for a meeting in Cincinnati, and I was even late. Warren has done very well on this solo part of the trip. He continues to average almost 100 miles a day. After 2 rest days in Kansas City, he took off this morning and ventured into Missouri, where he is at Salina, MO tonight. He expects to make it to Indiana by the 22nd or 23rd depending on the weather. (Missouri is expecting severe thunderstorms the next few days, but that beats tornados.) Carol had heard so much about tornado warnings in the little Missouri town of Nob Noster, that we toured the place on our drive out. She was really surprised not to see tornado damage, as it had been in the warnings so much. As we drove through all the cute little towns back here, we concluded that we didn't appreciate all the amenities that we thought were everywhere, like good sidewalks, wide paved streets, and playgrounds. We were really lucky to grow up in Richland, where we had all that. I remember the green play yards around my cousin's house on McPherson. We could play baseball or football or whatever there. I guess my parents didn't like asparagus, because I must be the only kid who grew up in Richland who had never had any of the fresh asparagus that grew wild there. [I don't remember any at our house, Helen... only canned tips. -Maren] My husband grew up in Brewster, WA, further north on the Columbia River, and he also remembers going out to pick fresh asparagus. In fact he doesn't really like the stuff we get in the stores today. It's not like he remembers it. -Helen Cross Kirk ('62) ~ West Harrison, IN - where it has suddenly turned cool, in fact I managed to catch a cold these few days at home; but my little lake is looking good with all the green grass around it. The birds seem to like it too. This is sure a pretty season to be driving with all the little critters like calves and foals to see. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda Lester Rutkowski ('62) Re: West Wing and Richland I particularly enjoyed the bit about the jets that were scrambled "out of Portland". -Linda Lester Rutkowski ('62) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Deedee Willox Loiseau ('64) To: Dick Roberts ('49) Re: Where in the hell is Grover Beach? Isn't Grover Beach one of the Five Cities? Pismo Beach, Grover City, Oseano, Arroyo Grande; can't remember the five. South of San Luis Obispo on 101. We've been there many times. I have relatives in Cambria and we have also stayed at the RV Park in Morro Bay. We used to go down there every year until my aunt died. We went several times after that until my cousin died. We have only been back once since then, but will do it again, as we love the area and still have relatives there. We come down I-5 and cross over to 101 through Pacheko Pass, then at Paso Robles we cut over to Hwy. 1 on Hwy. 46. Paso Robles is HOT country, but Cambria is always nice. I love walking out on the dock at Pismo Beach and watching the waves come in under us. My heart's desire is to live by the ocean, but here I am, still in the Tri-Cities. Re: Marian Fay Howser ('51RIP) Another Bomber goes home I never read the obits, but I was cutting an article out of the Tri-City Herald on Sunday, May 11, 2003. I had been email communicating with Marian for a while. Then she stopped answering and her email address went out of service. Now I know why. I miss "talking" with her. -Deedee Willox Loiseau ('64) ~ Burbank, WA - where yesterday's wind stirred up all the pollen (Locust and Russian Olive are blooming). ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Nancy Mallory Johnson ('64) To: Rick Maddy ('67) I live in Jackson, TN (about 70 miles east of Memphis on I-40). I'm not sure what there is to see in Memphis as I almost never go there, but here in Jackson, currently the biggest sites to see involve touring the town to see tornado damage. At least now you can pretty much drive around town (couldn't about a week ago) and the electricity is on in most places. Right now it is fixin' to (my family thinks I talk southern when I say that) storm again (not what we want). -Nancy Mallory Johnson ('64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Rick Maddy ('67) Re: Spelling!! Yes, I meant gaudy Gaud. Antonio Gaud (1852-1926). I sometimes get confused with the i's being e's, e's being a's and a's being ahhh, sometimes y and sometimes not, in the Spanish language. Hawaiians do the same thing but at least they have no y. And I'm still learning English. -Rick Maddy ('67) ~ Orange County, CA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jim Anderson ('72) My brother is Randy Anderson, and attended RHS as sophomore and junior in 1968-69, would have graduated in 1970 but moved to Hawaii going into his senior year. He has been dealing with an extended illness, and I know it would lift him to hear form old classmates who may remember him. Please send mail for him to me and I'll pass it along and/or send you Randy's snail mail address if you ask for it. Thanks, -Jim Anderson, (would-been '72) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Cecily Riccobuono McClanahan ('77) Re: The West Wing I never watch that show, and for some reason, I watched it that night. It was strange to hear them make reference to Richland, WA. Another close to home reference was when the movie Signs came out. Did anybody hear the advertisements to that? They mention Kennewick, WA as one of the places that the signs were being made in the fields. It nice to see that writers are looking to other places of the world then just the well-known cities. -Cecily Riccobuono McClanahan ('77) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/18/03 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 8 Bombers sent stuff: Curt Donahue ('53), Mike Clowes ('54) Larry Mattingly ('60), Bob Irwin ('62) Linda Reining ('64), John Wingfield ('66) Tami Schuchart ('68), Jeff Curtis ('69) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: John Crigler ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jack Keeney ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lyman Powell ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Caroline Stanfield ('66) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER LUNCH TODAY: Southern CA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Curt Donahue ('53) I just finished watching the Philadelphia Charge beat the New York Power 2 to 1 in WUSA soccer. It was the professional debut of Hope Solo ('99) in goal. She played an excellent game and poses a real problem for the Philadelphia coach: whether he plays her in goal or his veteran player. -Curt Donahue ('53) ~ Federal Way, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) For John Browne, Jr. ('61) Re: Railroad land and sunsets. Some of that farm land was owned or leased by Japanese truck farmers. At least up until December 7th, 1941. There were some individuals who coveted the land but could not come up with a legal reason to grab it. For them, the bombing of Pearl Harbor was a "blessing"; they could get the land at a very cheap price. Must have missed something in Science; thought the sun set in the west and rose in the east. But maybe I slept through that part. For Linda Lester Rutkowski ('62) Jets being scrambled from Portland is highly probable. The Air National Guard has a base at the Portland Airport and they do patrol a portion of the coast and presumably could beat feet up the Gorge faster than anything from McChord. Don't know what the Air Corps has in Spokane (Geiger) these days except B-52s. Bomber Cheers, -Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) ~ Is it really spring? 'Cause it's snowing in the mountains at pass level and below. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Larry Mattingly ('60) Deedee Willox Loiseau ('64) mentioned the locust trees are blooming. One of my favorite memories of Richland is the light but heady perfume of the locust blossoms late in the evening. I make a lot of trips to our Spokane office at this time of the year. Coming home late I always slow way down and open the windows going past the park at Moses Lake. The air is thick with arme de locust. To JH Browne Jr ('61): Enjoyed your tale of the sunset. However, last week when I watched the sun set over the Pacific it set in the west, not the east .... grin. By the way, I too lament the loss of the rich bottomland soils being paved over in the Kent valley. It is dark and as rich as any soil in the world. I did get a few pickup loads of it for my veggie garden a few years back. King County's "Save The Farmlands" program a dozen years ago just couldn't match the monies of the developers. It is a tragic loss in my view. For those who will see the wonderful laser show season opener at Grand Coulee Dam next Sunday night the 25th, there will be fireworks afterwards from the top of the dam. Great photo op. In a bit of a surprise the Hydro Division of General Electric has opened its wallet and added funds to the 4th of July display. This is the first of the corporate sponsorships we are working for. That magnificent structure cries for an ultra large display. Sunday night we will fire a giant 40 foot diameter GE emblem in fire in the center of the top of the dam. This 1600 square foot "picture", while not the biggest ever in the pyro world, will be high on the list. If our staff photographer, or the one GE is flying in, can catch it in a "Kodak Moment", it should make the GE 2004 calendar. -J Larry Mattingly ('60) ~ "Happiness is the sky in bloom" ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob Irwin ('62) To Jimmy Hamilton ('63): Yes, I remember Bobby and Billy's dog Pepper. When he was a puppy he looked normal, but when he grew up his head never developed to normal size. Pepper had longer back legs than front legs making him walk and run at a 45 degree angle. His obsession to chase cars almost cost him his life. He went after a car going down the street at full tilt, only to run under a trailer parked along the street with the tongue up -- "a wedging effect". A twenty minute effort to dislodge him and a trip to the vet left Pepper with a couple of scars on his little head and "a lot of memory loss". As for pigeons, we would get on top of the buildings in downtown Richland and catch a bunch of them and sell them for a quarter apiece to a guy down on Adams. I think he used them for dog training. The Richland Police did not approve of us being on top of businesses late at night. Got to meet lots of our local law enforcement. Now Jimmy, your comment as to my "collection" of cars that didn't run. That hurt. They all ran, some better than others. Ron Cowgill laughs at me now when I call him. His first comment is, "Now what did you buy?" I only have three cars now; a new truck and a motor home; two boats and a canoe. I don't even change my own oil anymore. I work with Allen Coffman who prodded me to make a list of all the automobiles I have owned. It covers the entire gamut of the auto industry from 1931 to 2003 throwing in a couple of Harleys too. Take Care, Irwin -Bob Irwin ('62) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda Reining ('64) The Bakersfield Bomber Luncheon was on Saturday, May 17th at Coco's on Rosedale Highway, we had lots of laughs and good times were had by all. *grin* Rex keeps all of us entertained with stories and jokes -- we all feel sorry for Cheryl. *grin* We were missing a few people who had planned on coming: Mike Lahrman ('63) and his wife Remy, Rick Maddy ('67), and Bill Wilborn ('54) -- told them all we would miss them, but have to admit we probably missed the spudnuts that Bill was going to bring just a bit more. *grin* Those attending were: Rex Hunt ('53WB) and his wife Cheryl, Rich Greenhalgh ('59) and his wife Stella, me (Linda Reining ('64)), and a surprise guest: Eun Suk Dow (aka Ernie Dow) who was a foreign exchange student from Korea and graduated in '68 -- even had a Bomber t-shirt (didn't wear it though -- had it in his car). *grin* Stella and Rich wore their "Nuke Um" shirts that they had just received from Judy Willox-Hodge ('60). I wore my "Proud to be a Bomber" shirt; so, we were easy to find. *grin* And, we didn't scare him off, either -- said he would be back in September. *grin* Rich brought his digital camera, so I passed camera duties onto him -- much easier than waiting for me to develop a roll of film. *grin* -Linda Reining ('64) ~ Bakersfield, CA ~ weather is heating up -- hot wind blowing. ;/ ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: John Wingfield ('66) To Jim Anderson ('72WB): Re: brother Randy ('70WB) Is Randy on Oahu? I have just been here for five weeks working as interim minister at a church on the slopes of Diamond Head, on the east side of Honolulu. If Randy is nearby, especially on this island, I would be glad to go visit him and give him the old "Bomber Hi". Just let me know where he is and, if I can, I would be happy to go visit him. If he's on another island, I can't swim that far, although I will be going sailing next Sunday (after church, of course). Aloha, -John Wingfield ('66) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Tami Schuchart ('68) To Scott Hartcorn ('67): Hi Scott. I have been trying to send you my condolences on the passing of your father ever since I heard and I just came across the Sandstorm and thought you might read it and I could let you know how sorry I am. He was such a wonderful person; he had such a warm spirit about him and he always made me feel so welcome and cared about. My mom and dad are both gone; mom died of cancer and my father of a stroke but they both loved you a lot. Please let your whole family know I am thinking of them in their time of sorrow. -Tami Schuchart ('68) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jeff Curtis ('69) Sunday Morning Stories - Tales from life after graduation. "Keep on Truckin'" In August of 1970, a little over a year after completing my high school education, the Department of Defense and the Selective Service System held a contest and I won. I was nineteen that year and the draft lottery numbers were to apply to me this time. In previously held drawings I watched with detached interest as all the "older" guys were sweating it out, not me. This one was different. And as I stated, I won. My birth date, which happened to be on a Friday the 13th that year, was selected as number thirteen in the draft. I had been majoring in pinochle at CBC and for that (lack of) effort was awarded a 1-A status with the draft board. I think you can see where this is heading. But I was too smart for them! I beat them to the punch and enlisted. Three years of real fun ensued shortly thereafter which included basic training at Ft. Lewis near Tacoma and then off to advanced training as a firing team crewman on the Pershing 1A missile system in Oklahoma. The Pershing missile carried a 400 kiloton nuclear warhead. Seems I just couldn't get away from the nukes, it was in my "Bomber" blood I guess. Following is a tale from those days that I thought you might enjoy. Pour yourself some coffee and have a read: It was a typical summer Saturday night at Ft. Sill, Oklahoma. The air was hot and soggy. My fatigues clung to me like they were made of wet toilet paper and I felt like anyplace on my clothing or body would offer fungi spores a great mushroom sprouting opportunity. Some idiot had trapped a tarantula while out at the driving range (no, not golf, but where we went to learn how to maneuver the 5-tons and deuce-and-a-half trucks .... umm .... I mean vehicles -- more about that later) and brought it back to the barracks in a shoe box. He sat on his bunk and boasted of his catch. A bunch of guys surrounded him craning their necks to get a peek as he opened up the box. Apparently the fact that the big hairy spiders could jump about three feet was not common knowledge. So when the irritated beastie popped out into the air like a jack-in-the-box there was an immediate fusillade of shouted profanity from all of the startled observers followed by a messy and jumbled mass-exit from the building. The spider scuttled under the nearest bunk never to be seen again. Some of the city kids really had some uncomfortable nights as a result and for the remainder of the cycle [military jargon: the term of an Army school is called a "cycle" --Ed] would ease their feet down to the bottom of the linen each night upon turning in, just waiting for a telltale tickle of fuzziness and the sharp sting of venomous fangs piercing their big toes. Not that I'm being smug here out of bravery and advanced knowledge of entomology (which I really do not possess), it just wasn't my barracks. And the mugginess persisted in making the air feel thick and weighty, slogging everything and everyone down a step or two. Certainly not the kind of desert heat I had grown up with and I found it to be a new kind of scorching, one that sought you out wherever you went. The heat carried by the moisture in the air permeated the shade and all of our non-air-conditioned buildings like an invisible hot fog. Well -- it was Saturday night and despite the fact that I had guard duty bright and early the next morning, we (we being me and three other platoon mates who were only half mature but full of conviction) decided that the post was "nowhere" on this particular evening and for some reason we figured that downtown Lawton was actually "somewhere". A couple of the guys had befriended a dancer at the Alley Cat, one of what seemed to be a hundred beer and wine bars along the strip in the city, and would "sic" her on unsuspecting GIs and watch with glee as she teased them into frothing fits of never-to-be-requited lust. See, I told you about the maturity level involved here. At any rate, we headed into town and many, many bars and beers later we stumbled out into the street. On a nearby corner, some Southern Baptist revivalists were loudly preaching about the wages of sin with signs and Bibles and all. I thought this to be rather appropriate since at that time in downtown Lawton most GIs wages were being converted to sin on a daily basis. And though their efforts were loud and insistent, if not sincere, most folks on the street were passing them by with no more than an irritated glance as they continued on their way to the next portal to Hell. Well they couldn't say they weren't warned. My buddies and I had burned up all of our dough and most of our sobriety. The street corner revival at least offered a cheap form of entertainment and we proceeded to park our butts on the curbing and watch the reactions of the passing crowd. About this time a quite large gentleman -- well, huge gentleman actually -- lumbered over to the faithful and began raising and lowering both his arms in the air and shouting "Save me! Save Me! I want to be saved!" Those who would be responsible for the saving were so wrapped up in the marketing of the process, shouting and praising and all, that at first they never noticed Mr. Large. But he continued to plead for salvation until one of the faithful finally noticed him and quickly got the attention of the others. In subsequent years I have seen video from National Geographic of tiger shark feeding frenzies that were less intense than the scene that followed. Jacques Cousteau would have stopped the cameras and ordered the Calypso to do a one-eighty and get the hell out of there. The faithful immediately gathered all around Mr. Large throwing their heads back with eyes closed while pawing him with one hand, raising the other in the air and beseeching the Lord to take this sinner to His heart and show him the way .... or something like that. The wailing and gnashing of teeth continued for quite a while. I had to hand it to them, they were persistent. We, on the other hand, had noticed a couple of things about Mr. Large from the get-go that had probably not gotten on the radar of the faithful. Like that he was barely able to stand up. In fact, the "savers" huddled tightly around him were probably the only thing keeping him on his feet. We also spied a hip flask in his back pocket. An apparently well-used hip flask. Anyway, he was wailing just as loudly and profusely as those gathered around him. This scene continued for quite some time. As I said before, these folks were persistent. But eventually the faithful figured that even God should have had enough and they backed away from their new lamb of the light. The lamb wasn't aware of that however. He was in the zone. And Mr. Large continued to throw his arms up and continued to wail to the sky, eyes closed, knees wobbly. Then he opened his eyes and realized that his new "friends" had all moved away, still in a circle around him, but standing back and apparently waiting wide-eyed for some sign or response from him that indicated redemption had been bestowed upon another wayward son. Mr. Large dropped his arms to his sides, blinked a couple of times, rocked unsteadily back and forth, blinked again and slurrily grunted, "I dun feel nuffin." He pulled out the hip flask, which was about a quarter full, and took a long swig. He then stumbled off down the sidewalk and disappeared into one of the multitude of bars lining both sides of the street. The faithful watched for a few moments in stunned silence and then, as if none of the preceding had ever happened, started up again just as they had before with the wailing and the praising and the denouncement of sin. How resilient, I thought. But we, me and my fellow idiots, had had enough. We made our way back to post and I fell into bed. Actually I was on the top bunk and don't remember how I even got up there that night. But I do remember barfing from on high into a waste basket on the floor so I'm sure I clambered up there somehow. In its attempt to make the Army a more appealing place in which to be shot at, thus enticing the youth of America to join voluntarily and not have to be conscripted by the draft system, which was under steady attack and everyone wanted gone, several of the more un- fun chores associated with daily life in the military were being minimized or eliminated altogether. Of the two big pain-in-the-rear duties that had been required, the worst was KP. That was a long and ugly day when you had to pull it and not the subject of this tale. But the Army eventually farmed it out to civilians and we didn't have to do it anymore. Guard Mount was the other and that one wasn't getting farmed out to anybody. You had to get up way too early, put on your best uniform and gear, and stand inspection by the Officer of the Day or OD. The OD was generally in a bad mood as this was a chore for him too and the "mountees" were easy targets for venting frustration at lack of career advancement or the fact that Second Lieutenants got about as much respect as Barney Fife. After the inspection, provided you were determined fit, you were assigned a post to "guard" in rotating shifts for a twenty-four hour period. It was endless, boring, tiring, cold (or hot) work and you could get in trouble in about fifteen different ways if you didn't do it just right. Now after all these years -- this was back at the dawn of man in 1971 -- I can't remember what time guard mount required your initial presence but it seemed like I had been asleep for maybe two minutes when the alarm went off. I wasn't feeling my best. I wasn't sure I was even human anymore. I started to put on my fatigues and they were cold, damp, and clingy. My stomach earped. I was going to die on guard, that is if I even made it past mount. I was in bad shape. I found a fresh set of fatigues in my foot locker and broke starch. I went to the Magic (storage) Room to get my TA-50. Our drill sergeant, Sgt. Franklin, called it the Magic Room because things always disappeared from in there. TA-50, by the way, is the Army's terminology for your helmet (steel pot), your web belt and all the stuff that hung off it like your canteen and entrenching tool etc. You had to wear all that junk while pulling guard. I noticed that several others' TA-50 was in much brighter and shinier, generally better shape than my own. I proceeded to scour the room for the strackest [more military jargon: "strack" means *really ship-shape* or something like that --Ed] set of gear I could find. On the way back to my bunk I noticed that my boots were kind of scuffed but one of my (sleeping) buddies had a pair of new Cochran jump boots (very fancy, self-purchased footwear usually worn by the gung-ho guys who really liked this stuff) all spit-polished and in plastic bags on a shelf above his bunk. So I grabbed those too. Fresh starch, tight TA-50, and spit-polished jump boots; I was standing tall. Except that my eyes were crossed, my pulse racing, my head splitting open, and I was still very nauseated and very dizzy. Well, it's all about appearance, really, isn't it? I managed to stabilize myself and amble over to HQ to stand mount. I stood in formation in the morning sun knowing that I was dying. And so young too. I stood there feeling both sorry for myself and desperate. The OD was walking down the line checking everyone out. He picked out a PFC in the back rank, another down the line and, to my great surprise and dismay, me. What had I done now? He had all three of us step out of formation and he asked the first guy, "How many military stitches are there in an inch?" The trooper instantly looked as bad as I felt. He said, "Three?" I think the correct answer was thirteen but at any rate, he was wrong and stepped resignedly back into formation. The OD asked the next guy something about the muzzle velocity of an M-16 which the guy didn't know either. The OD then stopped in front of me. "Private Curtis," he stated firmly, "how many trucks are there on this post?" I couldn't believe it. He asked the one piece of inane Army trivia that I actually knew. Sgt. Franklin, my dear, dear drill sergeant was a pedantic egomaniac and loved to riddle us with this kind of information, mostly for his own gratification. There was no way a bunch of 19 and 20 year olds only in service for three or four months would know (or care) about that kind of stuff. But good old Sgt. Franklin did. He loved knowing stuff he knew we didn't. And he had recently shared this bit of fluff with us just the previous Friday morning. And I will now share it with you. The things that have wheels and engines and brakes that are literally all over the place on most any Army post are "vehicles". A "truck" is the ball on top of the flagpole. The military loves little tricks like this, just to keep the enlisted off balance I think. The "truck", so legend has it, contains in its hollow core a match, a blade of some sort, and a 45 cal. bullet. The idea being that if your post is overrun by the enemy, you could use the blade to cut down the flag and the match to burn it lest it fall into the hands of the enemy. I'm not sure what the bullet was for. Maybe you were supposed to throw it at the bad guys or something. I would think that the practical problem with all this is ..... how the hell do you get that ball down from the top of the flagpole once you're in a situation that has gotten bad enough that you'd need to? I was not in any kind of shape that morning to ponder these deep thoughts and they only occur to me now in retrospect. I looked the OD in the eye and responded, "One, sir!" He pronounced that I was this day's Colonel's Orderly. I asked him what that meant and he said it meant that I would: one, have a letter of commendation put into my record; two, a letter of praise and appreciation would be sent home to my parents (knock them over with a feather when they read that!); and three -- ahh yes, sweet number three -- I was relieved from guard mount and free to return to my unit. He didn't have to say it twice. I spun on my heel and headed back to my barracks where I replaced all the borrowed gear before any of my fellow trainees had woken and clambered back into my upper bunk, falling into a joyous and much needed sleep almost instantly. My fellow idiots from the night before came to later that morning in various states of agony and upon finding me asleep in my bunk were sure that I was heading for Leavenworth. As you can probably understand, missing guard mount is a big bad deal. But when they finally managed to get me to wake up I shared with them the same tale I have just shared with you. That seemed to upset them more than please them however. You know, you go out of your way to pull off a classic get-over and you get nothing but rebuke for the effort. Guys are like that. So I rolled over and went back to sleep till about three that afternoon. Ahhhhh, I thought, life is great in the Army if you are a good soldier. Even if it's with someone else's gear for only about a half an hour. Hell, it's really all I had in me. -Jeff Curtis ('69) ~ Seattle WA ~ Viet Nam Era Vet -- not one VC Regular made it past Augsburg alive during MY watch *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/19/03 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 10 Bombers sent stuff: Curt Donahue ('53), Gus Keeney ('57) Helen Cross ('62), Ed Quigley ('62) Linda Reining ('64), David Rivers ('65) Scott Hartcorn ('67), Alan Lobdell ('69) Cristy Cone ('74), Anne Mitzlaff ('77) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bob Cross ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Pete VanWyck ('64RIP) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER LUNCH TODAY: 1940's Ladies & Spouses (longest running Bomber Lunch) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Curt Donahue ('53) To Jeff Curtis ('69): Re: "Keep on Truckin'" You did it again!!! What a talent! Thanks for the laughs! -Curt Donahue ('53) ~ Federal Way, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gus Keeney ('57) Re: Richland street names When the "Keeney Kids" were growing up there, our address was 633 Cottonwood Drive. -Gus Keeney(57) ~ From Yuma, AZ where it was 104 yesterday and clear sunny skies!! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) I'd like to wish my cousin Bobby Cross ('62) a "Happy Birthday"!! Can't believe how quickly time passes, as another series of birthdays is upon us. I enjoyed reading Jeff Curtis's ('69) very interesting story about real army life. Are you related to Don Curtis of the Class of '62 fame? I remember Don had younger siblings. And Bob Irwin ('62), I thought of you when we were in Colorado, but Rifle was never on Highway 50 as I recall. All of our English teachers should be proud of us; that we actually did learn to read and write well enough to write into this newspaper anyway. -Helen Cross Kirk ('62) ~ home in West Harrison, Indiana for a few more days, where it's overcast and not quite 70 degrees, which is better than yesterday when it rained all day. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ed Quigley ('62) To John Brown ('61): Hey John! You mean you slept in classes other than Frau Bull's German class? Disgusting! :) In regards to favorite teachers, most of mine have already been mentioned, with the exception of Dale Moberg (5th grade teacher at Jefferson, who was my first experience with a male teacher) and Mr. (Porky) Anderson (geometry and algebra teacher) at Columbia, who, along with Mr. Barnard (Chief Jo), actually made math FUN! As for Mr. Gentle, whose class was also a lot of fun (but NOT due to the study of math!), I probably had the shortest "year" of Trig & Math Analysis in the history of the school when in the first minute of my senior year he announced that he was NOT going to suffer another year with me, and asked me to gather up my stuff and, "Exit, stage right!" Ah well. -Ed Quigley ('62) ~ from Salmon Beach, in Tacoma, where we had a small "twister" touch down in the Narrows, outside Gig Harbor, last Thursday. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda Reining ('64) To Jeff Curtis ('69): Re: "Keep on Truckin'" Love your writings! Learn something new each and every time you write -- would never have known that the military called the ball on the top of a flagpole a "truck"! -Linda Reining ('64) ~ Bakersfield, CA ~ getting hotter .... and the hummingbirds are humming around the feeder. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: David Rivers ('65) It was the 17th. Lotsa time to get it done. Lotsa time to plan what I would say. I mean four -- count 'em, four -- of my favorite people wuz havin' B-days on the same day. What a literary opportunity. A little bird even sent me a reminder: "Don't forget!" Forget? Ya think I'm getting senile? I even made sure I had the right date Friday before I left work. Forget my petute. Up early Saturday for the Donut Group. Back home early to put some wire wheels roadster in the hot sun. Seventy-nine trips to the parts store to have the guy hand me a handful of the wrong lug nuts. Forget to look at the paperwork to see that the adapters had metric lugs. Twenty-two more trips. Over to Heidlebaugh's ('65) to show him the wheels and to check out Vinny's car Jim was putting scallops on -- great job! Home for a bite. I'll just lay my head down while I'm watching this movie .... then I'll compose a masterpiece .... then to sleepy time so I can meet the guys for a show at 6:30 Sunday. Lotsa time for a tribute to a super lady and three guys who have filled my memory banks over time with some really great stories: Lyman buying Johnny's car; Foster ('65) buying one from Johnny and having it go dead in the Uptown just before he (Foster) went into the service; the famous Lyman and Harrah ('65) slip-n-fall story; maybe a little of the Lyman/Davis ('65) cross-dressing story. All the wonderful memories and stories of Caroline. The life and times of Jackson ('65); the theme song he and Jennings ('64 RIP) always sang when I'd walk in to a room: "boom boom boom boom .... boom boom boom boom .... I'm a friend of David Rivers .... Rivers .... ahhhhhhhh" (to the tune of the old Hamms beer commercial). This will be a piece a cake. ZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz z. Wake up at 3 am on the 18th!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrgh. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO John Crigler ('64), Jack Keeney ('65), Lyman Powell ('65), and Caroline Stanfield ('66). A little late but no less from the heart!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David Rivers ('65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Scott Hartcorn ('67) To Tami Schuchart ('68): I'm sorry to hear of the passing of your mother; I was not aware of this. Your parents were wonderful people, always so comfortable to be around; condolences to you and your sisters. I share in your loss. Thanks for the kind words about my dad. He is the first to pass in our family and the outpouring of support really caught us off guard. Plain and simple, he was just a good guy, and is missed by everyone who knew him. And, truth be known, you were always at the top of his list, something he reminded me of for a number of years. -Scott Hartcorn ('67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Alan Lobdell ('69) Re: "Keep on Truckin'" by Jeff Curtis ('69) Nice story, Jeff. Must let you know that not one VC ever got by 29 Palms Marine Corps base while I was stuck there from '71 to '73 either. We seem to have done a good job of keeping them out of the States, I think. Maybe they got into some of those Eastern States. They seem to be governed by some odd people. Their voting habits sure are strange also. By the way, in 29 Palms it's hot and if you don't like hot you get hotter; there is no other. In fact I believe the thermometers start at about 85 degrees. No need for lower numbers. I'm surprised that you did not like guard duty (as we called it). It was the only time they assumed we were smart enough to carry real ammo. It was understandable why they felt this way; I joined the Marine Corps on purpose. What was I thinking??? Must have been wasted. -Alan Lobdell ('69) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Cristy Cone Penny ('74) To Brad Upton and the Brad Upton Fan Club: My husband David and I had the pleasure of watching Brad perform at the "Funny Bone" in Boise Saturday night. Any of you who have not had the pleasure should really make the effort to go see Brad's show. He is really funny. (Not that I had any doubts, Brad.) Remember, Brad's schedule can be seen on his web site <>. Good job, Brad. It was great to see you. Come back soon! -Cristy Cone Penny ('74) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Anne Mitzlaff Gerken ('77) This is late, but not forgotten. May 6th, Burt Pierard, Keith Maupin, and Judy Willox came to my class at Richland High School. Burt and Keith had pictures to coincide with everything they discussed. They went over the Manhattan Project and Hanford Town (sorry if I botch terminology, but it's a memory thing). They explained how people were asked to move here and how they [Hanford Engineer Works] built after the people to try and catch up with the needs. They went over the secrecy, the expectations, and the pride felt after the people learned what they had been working on, and how, much later, they found minutes from meetings that Japan would possibly not have surrendered if there hadn't been a second bomb. They emphasized the uniqueness of this area and how it carried into the schools and friendships. On the 7th Burt and Judy came back to explain the changes in RHS, the names, the logos, pride, and what it means to alumni. They explained "Day's Pay" and the timings of everything. When they were done they emphasized the importance of being accurately informed before we make decisions and that as long as we make our decisions based on accurate information people will rarely take issue. Nearly all the students who got to hear them made comments about how they didn't realize ..... their comments varied. I was surprised how little they understood about Richland's background. They were surprised and amazed by a lot of the facts. Thank you Burt, Keith, and Judy. -Anne Mitzlaff Gerken (77) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/20/03 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 12 Bombers sent stuff: Gene Hall ('48), Anna May Wann ('49) Mike Bradley ('56), Rich Greenhalgh ('59) Tim Avedovech ('61), Robert Cross ('62) Jean Armstrong ('64), Linda Reining ('64) Patti McLaughlin ('65), Marcia Wade ('67) Tami Schuchart ('68), Jack Spanner ('70) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gene Hall ('48) Re: Preparing the Spring DustStorm for mailing -Gene Hall ('48) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ann Thompson, aka Anna May Wann ('49) To: Keith Maupin ('47), Judy Willox Hodge ('61), and Burt Pierard ('59) Our thanks to you for spreading the "truth". We need more knowledgeable people like you going to all of the schools in the area. And thanks to the teachers that are willing to let you in their classrooms. Job Well Done!!!!!!! -Ann Thompson, aka Anna May Wann ('49) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Bradley ('56) Re: Street names My family was very lucky in that we lived on two streets and did not even have to move. When we first moved to Richland in 1947 we lived at 1330 Goethals in an "A" house; then, in the winter of '48, which was quite severe by Richland standards, we moved via our snow sleds diagonally from Goethals to an "F" house with an address of 1323 Jadwin. Later on they changed the address to 504 West Stanley when they realigned Jadwin to what it is today. I could read what movie was playing at the Uptown Theater from my bedroom window. When we first moved to the Jadwin address there were some trees and an irrigation ditch where the Mormon church is today. They were in the process of constructing Uptown Richland. I can remember dust storms that my dad had to turn his headlights on to assist him in seeing where he was going. Actually I think it was just a warning to the opposite drivers. When we first moved to the "A" house a dust storm blew through town and when my mom came downstairs and saw all of the dust on all of that HEW furniture, I thought she was going to take my brothers and me and move back to Seattle. -Mike Bradley ('56) ~ Kirkland, WA - where the sun is shining and we got above 60 today. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Rich Greenhalgh ('59) Re: Bakersfield Luncheon Pic ~ 5-17-03 A good time was had by all. -Rich Greenhalgh ('59) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Tim Avedovech ('61) Re: Phoenix Lunch Pictures All Bomber Lunches website -Tim Avedovech ('61) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Robert Cross ('62) To: Jeff Curtis ('69) Thanks for the memory trip to Ft. Sill and Lawton. Both my brother Allan ('59) and I spent some time at Ft. Sill and we were told that the area in Lawton that you referred to was called the "Impact Zone". That was because there were 95 bars in one city block: street level, upper lever and lower level. Ft. Sill was the artillery center of the US Army and the site of the Atomic Cannon. It was there that I got as close to lightning as I ever want to get, a bolt flashed down the street lighting up the neon signs and street lights as we ran for our car to get out of the rain. I could not hear for three or four minutes and the stench of burnt ozone made it hard to breathe. -Robert Cross ('62) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jean Armstrong Reynolds ('64) Re: Phoenix Lunch All Bomber Lunches website -Jean Armstrong Reynolds ('64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda Reining ('64) THREE CHEERS TO: Burt Pierard ('59), Keith Maupin ('47), and Judy Willox Hodge ('61)!!!!!!! Great job, guys! This "old" Bomber appreciates all you did to inform the younger Bombers why they should have pride in their school and in the name BOMBER! A BIG CHEER to Anne Mitzlaff Gerken ('77), too! -Linda Reining ('64) ~ Bakersfield, CA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patti McLaughlin Cleavenger ('65) Hey! I saw Brad Upton's ('74) routine at the Funny Bone in Boise this past Saturday, too! Drove five hours to see him! I was at the 8 o'clock show, right up at the table at his feet. Three friends from Boise were with me and we all laughed 'til we cried. He is VERY GOOD. How can we get him on Leno and Letterman? Thanks for a good time, Brad; do more of the teaching jokes! -Patti McLaughlin Cleavenger ('65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Marcia Wade Hausenbuiller ('67) Re: Anne Mitzlaff Gerken's ('77) post (05/19/03) Boy, I wish I could have been a fly on the wall in that class! I've found over the past couple of years in reading the posts in the Alumni Sandstorm that I've learned an amazing amount about Richland that I hadn't known before. My family moved to town in '49 when I was just 3 weeks old, so I'm pretty much a life-long Richlander, but I see a different perspective through the eyes of classmates from an even earlier time. I think it must be that I knew nothing different than Richland life, and those even just a bit older than I had experienced a bit of life in other places and had something to compare Richland life with. I'm currently enrolled in classes toward my Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree at an online university, and someone mentioned hospitals in their locale working hand in hand on some issues. I wrote a post to the classroom folder about the Tri-Cities that touched on some of the competitive issues between our towns and their individual hospitals, and the long term results of that. Got a bit carried away and went into a bit of what it was like growing up in the 'government' town of Richland through the '50s and '60s. It was fun to share and elicited some interesting comments from classmates from all across the country. I don't think I'd truly appreciated what we had and what we were a part of in our very special environment here in Richland. Maybe we ought to be a Museum!!! tee hee Suffice it to say I think we are a unique group and I'm glad to be a part of it and super grateful to have found this forum, and especially to all those who keep it going! THANKS to all! -Marcia Wade Hausenbuiller ('67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Tami Schuchart ('68) To: Scott Hartcorn ('67) Scott, I was so surprised to see you reply to my entry into the Sandstorm so quickly; I had no idea you ever checked this web site but thought I would take a chance and see what happened. When I checked my e-mail this morning I had an e-mail waiting for me from a dear family friend, Susie Nussbaum Reeb ('63), whom I had not been in touch with for many years. This site is great. Thank you so much for your kind words about my mom and the fact that I was always one of your dad's favorites. I could tell but then again I think he just had a way of making everyone feel as if they were really special. I always looked forward into running into your mom and dad at a grocery store or somewhere - - they kept me filled in about both you and your sister and all the fun things going on in your life. I hope to continue to run into your mom in my adventures back to the Tri-Cities. We've moved to Scottsdale, AZ after 14 dreary, rainy years in Seattle so I get home to the Tri-Cities about three times a year now because I miss my sisters so much (and the Tri-Cities, although it is wonderful to wake up to sunshine every day of my life). Thanks again for responding so quickly, and it was great hearing from you. -Tami Schuchart ('68) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Alan Lobdell ('69) Re: guard duty Nice story Jeff Must let you know that not one VC ever got by 29 Palms Marine Corps base while I was stuck there from '71 to '73 either. We seem to have done a good job of keeping them out of the states, I think. Maybe they got into some of those eastern states. They seem to be governed by some odd people. Their voting habits sure are strange also. By the way, in 29 Palms its hot and if you don't like hot you get hotter there is no other. If fact I believe the thermometers start at about 85. No need for lower numbers. I'm surprised that you did not like guard duty (as we called it) it was the only time they assumed we were smart enough to carry real ammo. It was understandable why they felt this way, I joined the Marine Corps on purpose. What was I thinking??? Must have been wasted. -Alan Lobdell ('69) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jack Spanner ('70) I enjoyed Jeff Curtis's ('69) story about pulling guard duty. This will not be nearly as eloquent but it will be given from a green 2nd lieutenant's viewpoint. A few points to be aware of: 1) rookie lieutenants have been in the Army twice as long as privates -- six months, 2) lieutenants can be just as bored as privates and tend to consume alcohol -- after recently completing their 'training' in a fraternity or dorm, and 3) It will get below minus 50 at Ft. Greeley, AK in the winter. It all started when my deputy commander called me in my cushy office and asked if I would like to spend the next six months in Alaska. I quickly replied, "Sir, isn't this September?" He said that I was correct and I would be temporarily stationed 150 miles south of the Arctic Circle. Off I went. The scariest thing I had to do in the Army was to be Officer of the Day (OD) at night in Alaska because I had to personally go check on the privates who were guarding the ammo bunkers out in the far corners of the fort. This occurred from 1800 hours to 0700 hours. Daylight was from about 1100 to 1500 hours. They were by themselves, in little 3x3 guard shacks, with loaded M-16 rifles. Since it was -50 they cranked the heaters up to about 100 and learned how to fall asleep standing up. I on the other hand was unarmed and hiking in the -50 temperatures to check on them and make sure Alaska was safe from VC. The last thing I wanted to do was startle a young hungover troop with a loaded rifle who might instinctively start shooting the person who just woke him up. I quickly learned to not sneak up on the guards, not use the normal path to the guard shack, and stand waaayyy out to the side to knock on the door to make sure the guard was awake at 0 dark hundred hours [military-speak for "12:00 midnight" -- Ed]. Other than that I enjoyed my stint in Alaska. -Jack Spanner ('70) ~ Charlotte, NC ~ Where hopefully the clouds and drizzle will disappear before the Coca Cola 600 this weekend. *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/21/03 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 8 Bombers sent stuff: John Northover ('59), Pam Swain ('61) Sandee Millius ('66), Bill Wingfield ('67) Rick Maddy ('67), Alan Lobdell ('69) Treg Owings ('76), Kim Edgar ('79) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: John R. Northover ('59) The first SOCAL BOMBER BRUNCHEON was held at Charlie's by the Sea at Cardiff by the Sea Between Encinitas and Solana Beach, CA, Restaurant is located about 8 feet from the Pacific Ocean at high tide .. on average. Bruncheon was attended by: Ned Barker ('59) Mesa, AZ Pete Bradley ('60) Escondido, CA and wife Karen Bill Clark ('58) Long Beach, CA Penny McAllister D'Abato ('67) Temecula, CA and husband Ron Suzanne Cowan Dimeff ('71) Encinitas, CA Pat Hartnett ('59) Torrance, CA and Sandy (Glenda) Jane Rollison Hightower ('52) Encinitas, CA Brad Kuiper ('56) Apple Valley, CA - and wife Sandy Rick Maddy ('67) Huntington Beach, CA John Northover ('59) San Diego, CA and wife Julie Frank Schermer ('50) San Diego, CA and wife Beth Wynell Williams Fishburne ('55) Victorville, CA Ken Free ('59) called from Auburn, WA ... to let me know that He and his lovely wife, Judy Powell Free ('61), just about flew down to have brunch with us. They could not squeeze into their busy retirement schedule!!! It was a great day with a warm breeze. The seasonal May coastal haze had cleared by 10:00am. The food, service and champagne were excellent. The manager was very impressed that we were from the same high school and after so many years were getting together to have brunch. I tried to explain what Richland was all about ... That it was a special place in a special universe in a different time ... We are planning to do this again in 6 weeks as there were two of our fellow Bombers that had RSVP'd and could not attend. There were about 5 or 6 other Bombers that had wanted to attend but had plans that could not change. So for the next one we are looking for about 25 - 30 attendees ... we may have to rent a hall!!! Pete Bradley brought 4 pictures from 'way' back then to share ... Link to the Bruncheon pictures: We are looking at end of June or mid July for our next SOCAL BOMBER BRUNCHEON ... later john '59 the brunch-man, from Sunny San Diego where all the women wear thong bikinis, all the men have an occasional shot of Blue Agav on a regular basis and all the children have cell phones. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Pam Swain Johnson ('61) And speaking of 29 Palms. According to the news a big celebration was planned in Palm Springs for the return of the troops. I followed the 29 Palms Marines with Rick Levinthal, the Fox New embed. Somehow it made the war personal. Too bad you Vietnam vets didn't share the same patriotic upswell and media following that these troops did. Bob Hope, a PS local, used to host huge bashes for the troops in his party house on the hill. As I understand he could fit a whole regiment on the grounds but only the Generals got into the house. Welcome home guys and Happy 100th, Bob. -Pam Swain Johnson ('61) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Sandee Millius Gors ('66) To: Anyone who remembers I don't know why I thought of this since it is almost winter I mean summer this year. But here it goes. Anyone remember those few years that uptown Richland had Christmas decorations that looked like aluminum pie plates that caught the wind and went around in a circle with garland on it? I can't remember the years, just the sight of it. I wondered if they ran out of money that year, or was it one of the first forms of alternative power in the Tri-Cities? And speaking of military duties, anyone remember how really beautiful Alaskan duty could be, despite the never ending cold and mosquitos. And in the mid-'70s females still could not go to the field if they would have to sleep under the same roof with men. At least in my Engineering Bn. we couldn't. Or going to the drive-in in the winter with heaters for your car like speakers. Summertime at the drive-in didn't start until 10:30pm and was only good until about 2am before it was to light to watch again. -Sandee Millius Gors ('66) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bill Wingfield (Blue Ribbon Class of '67) To: Rick Maddy ('67) Hey Rick, I just got around to reading the 5/16 Sandstorm and saw your entry on your trip across the US. I would be honored if you would make one of your stops here with us in Augusta, GA. We live just off of I-20 about 2 miles. Augusta is west of Atlanta about 120 miles. You can pitch your tent in our spare bedroom. There is just my wife, Christa and myself. Tell me when you think you'll be here and I'll leave the light on for you. Atlanta is a pretty neat city. You will want to check out Stone Mountain at night when they have the laser light show. When you get to D.C. you will definitely need to see the Holocaust Museum. I haven't seen it yet, but I heard it's pretty awesome. -Bill Wingfield ('67) ~ Augusta, GA - Martha Burk's favorite city. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Who IS Martha Burk???? -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Rick Maddy ('67) To: Nancy Mallory Johnson ('64) Re: Tornados Hi Nancy, Not a real big fan of tornadoes or viewing tornado damage. I will probably just take a drive down Elvis Presley Boulevard, stop at Graceland for a cup of coffee, visit Elvis, call it good and keep heading West where my biggest worry is falling asleep on the beach. -Rick Maddy ('67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Alan Lobdell ('69) Re: Breast Cancer -Alan Lobdell ('69) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Treg Owings ('76) Re: Street Names I have been trying to remember the ditty a friend taught me to remember street names. I lived on Thompson. The streets went: Turner, Trippe, Torbett, Tinkle, Thompson. It went like this: Turner tripped and tore his butt and tinkled on Thompson. -Treg Owings ('76) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Kim Edgar Leeming ('79) Re: Maiden Names I got a pretty good chuckle this morning. I was at the doctor's office waiting for lab work to check on my Thyroid level. The Technician called out the name "Edgar" both I and the elderly man next to me stood up. We looked at each other and all of a sudden, I realized the technician wasn't talking to me. I don't know why I stood up without thought, it's been almost 13 years since I've used my maiden name. Needless to say, we both started laughing (Edgar was the man's first name) Re: Lost Kids I took my son, Scott, and his friend, Zack, (both 8 years old) to the Carnival downtown for "Viking Fest". They rode a couple of rides when we got to the "Tilt-a- Whirl", when the ride was over, the attendant had been letting the kids out on the left side, all the parents herded over there to discover they were let out on the right side. So, we all went over to get our kids... Scott and Zack weren't there. I went around the ride several times, tried looking around the other rides, they were no where to be found. Well a few minutes went by as I'm looking, part of me knew the odds of someone walking off with two kids were very minimal, then I thought, not only did I lose my kid, I lost someone else's. As I was looking around, trying to stay calm, but inside getting upset and scared (I could feel my blood pressure rise) as the minutes went by, telling everyone I saw, if they saw Scott & Zack, to hold on to them. About 5 minutes or so had come and gone, I was about to look for a Police Officer, (my husband wasn't on duty yet) and call Zack's parents on my cell phone, when a mother from Scott's baseball team waved me down, she had found them near the Tilt-a-Whirl. Apparently, when they got off the ride, the next ride over didn't have a line, so they ran over and got on it. I first gave them a hug and then scolded them. When my son saw the look on my face, he started crying and said "I'm sorry Mom. I thought you were behind us." He also thought I was the one lost, he knew where he was. I guess I'm lucky, this was the first time in over 8 1/2 years I lost him... hopefully the last. Bomber Cheers, -Kim Edgar Leeming ('79) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/22/03 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 11 Bombers sent stuff Ray Gillette ('49), Millie Finch ('54) Roger L. Myers ('55), Bill Berlin ('56) Lola Heidlebaugh ('60), John Browne, Jr. ('61) Linda Reining ('64), Leona Eckert ('65) Shirley Collings ('66), Mark Saucier ('70) Mike Franco ('70) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ray Gillette ('49) Maren; I think Martha Burk was the lady who protested greatly during the Masters Golf Tournament about the fact that no women are invited to play in the Masters. -Ray Gillette ('49) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Millie Finch Gregg ('54) Re: NAMES - 5/16/03 Sandstorm There was mention of several places where people saw or heard of our cities or streets being mentioned. Well, here is a true personal story: We have an "adopted" daughter (not legally - but of the heart) who moved from Los Angeles to Charlotte NC about 5 years ago. What made her decision to move were several factors, but one when she saw the address of this house she was looking at made her feel like she had to live there to be as close as possible to us. She bought and lived on Kennewick Road and to get there you had to pass Pasco Ct. She figured that was too coincidental to pass up and has been very happy since the move. In fact, she and her husband have now moved to another small community in NC - never once looking back and missing L.A., or Hollywood where she was born and raised. Too many people she said. The first time we visited her it was just too funny to see Kennewick Road and Pasco, CT - sorry, never did see Richland mentioned! Never know what name is around the corner from us?? Bomber Cheers forever, -Millie Finch Gregg ('54) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Roger L. Myers ('55) I love reading the Sandstorm each morning (my wife says I have an addiction!). I am also looking forward to seeing many Bombers on June 21st for the basketball tourney. Just think - after 48 years I finally get to "suit up" - (even if I had to buy my own jersey). I am looking forward to 20 seconds of fun (one trip down the court) and about 20 minutes of misery as the ol' bod' says - "What in the @%*^@ are you doing to me?". Re: WSU vs ND tickets I am still in search of some tickets to the WSU vs Notre Dame football game that will be played in South Bend, IN. Each year my wife and I take our three adult kids and their spouses on a trip together. This year we want to see the football game. SO, if any of you can help and have a priority for WSU tickets, I would love to buy them from you! Keep writing because we do enjoy it! HAVE FUN! -Roger L. Myers ('55) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bill Berlin ('56) Re: Sandstorm keeps getting better and better I just can't wait to open up my e-mails and read the Alumni Sandstorm. Not only has it brought back a million memories about street names, teachers, various business locations and all kinds of good things, but you get to know what a lot of Richland Bombers have migrated after leaving town. Also amazing is how many have stayed in Richland or the Tri-Cities or have return there to retire. Great stuff and I don't know of any other high school that have such a 24/7/365 publication. I have a friend who is a Roosevelt HS (Seattle) grad and thinks "Roosie" is the greatest thing since sliced bread, but when I showed him the Bomber Alumni Sandstorm (on a Sunday morning yet) it just blew him away. I have yet to get to a Bomber luncheon but it is on my agenda to get to Fife and meet and greet. Since flashing up the Alumni Sandstorm three or four months ago, I have made contact with any number of classmates, folks that were in school whilst I was in Grade 10 and 11 and some who were just after me. Particularly neat is to see that some of the younger folks are getting involved with messages from grads of the '70s, '80s and the odd '90 report from time to time. Knowing where people are by including that information when they sign off a message is very cool and always run the idea through the head of how the hell did they get there? Many thanks to cousin Bev Smith Jochen ('52) for putting me onto to this great publication and many, many thanks to Maren for this real labor of love. To: Zorba Manolopoulos ('91) I still have not made contact with John Cowan down in Westport but should not be long until I hear from him. I owe him money! -Bill Berlin ('56) ~ Seattle - where the weather has been great and we may be looking at a draught of sorts. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Lola Heidlebaugh Bowen ('60) Re: Portland/Vancouver Bomber Stuff Just a note - we had 10 at the May 17 Portland/ Vancouver Bomber Luncheon. Everyone had a good visit - and we started the plans for the August 3 Portland/ Vancouver Bomber Picnic. Re: Picnic It will be at the Battle Ground Lake State Park - like last year! August 3rd is a Sunday - PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS!!! Let's make this the best one yet! If you know of a Richland Bomber in our area who might not get the Sandstorm - please be sure they know about the picnic. (Note: There will be a $5 per car fee to get in the Park this year.) More plans later - any questions or comments, please contact Lola Heidlebaugh Bowen ('60) -Lola Heidlebaugh Bowen ('60) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: John Browne, Jr. ('61) Re: East IS East & West is Best for sunsets, yes... (What's the deal? Is it only the old guys that read for content?.. or are younger folks just too polite to confront their elders?) Re: Japanese farmers & RR lands Yes, a similar thing happened in our area. Vashon Island was an exception in that regard. Many of the old farming families who were interned from here came back to their farms after the war... & continued to farm. Yoneiche Matsuda, Augie Takatsuka, Jim & Hattie Matsumoto were still farming here until fairly recently; & there were others, whose names aren't rolling to the surface this AM. A local woman wrote a play about those days- more like an operetta- for children (& those of us with childish minds). Re: Sleeping through Frau Bull's Deutsche- musick Was machen Sie HIERE, Herr Quigley? Twister didn't gobble you up? A good thing! We need all the guitarists, all of the time... ^..^ -JHBrowne, Jr. ('61) ~ Vashon Island, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda Reining ('64) To: Kim Edgar Leeming ('79) Re: lost kids Man, can I relate to your story, only instead of losing MY kids, I "lost" my grandson! I had let him go home from school with a classmate... well, when 30 minutes had gone by and he hadn't called to say he arrived, I went to the friend's house... nobody home! so, I went back to the school... nobody there! Went back to the friend's house, beat on the door... nobody home!!!! Really started to panic... Kevin is 8... went back to my daughter's house, called her at work and said, "I have lost Kevin."... she is staying calm, I am having all these horrid thoughts running through my head... can't even remember what he was wearing (she, on the other hand, KNEW exactly what he was wearing)!!! Her husband comes home from work, I am sitting on the couch, tears streaming down my face, blood pressure sky-high, and I tell him, "I have lost Kevin."... he tears out of the house saying, "I will FIND him"... comes back about 5 minutes later... Kevin walks in the door, comes over to me, and says, "Maw maw, I am sorry, Jake's mom had to go to the store and I thought it would be okay if I went with." (she had picked them up at school)... I was holding him so damn tight that finally he said, "Maw maw, I can't breathe"!!!! Man, I felt so damn stupid... I NEVER even let my own kids go home with a kid from school, and I had let my grandson do it!!!!!!!! So I know exactly the fear you felt. By the way, Kevin was grounded for two days, he knew better than to go anywhere without calling!!! Course, I told my daughter and son-in-law that I should have been the one who was grounded! My son-in-law didn't see the humor! -Linda Reining ('64) ~ Bakersfield, CA - we are heating up... 92 yesterday and supposed to be 94 today. I guess we are going to bypass Spring and go right into Summer! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Leona Eckert ('65) Re: Breast Cancer by Alan Lobdell ('69) Alan, That was a beautiful piece. I can imagine it being very helpful to any spouse or partner if they find themselves in a similar situation. I feel so bad for your loss. Your faith will help. Stay strong and continue to be the loving man your story tell us you are. Re: Remembering Street names by Treg Owings ('76) That' was a great way to recall those street names. Very clever. -Leona Eckert ('65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) As Memorial Day approaches, let us remember one of our own '66 classmates, Kerry Love (RIP). Please send in information you might like to share about Kerry by posting a remembrance using the following link to the "Veteran Profile on the Virtual Wall," Click here for link Peace, -Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mark Saucier ('70) To: Rick Maddy ('67) Re: 5/21/03 Sandstorm Your biggest worry is definitely not falling asleep on the beach if you are headed west out of Memphis for the Atlantic. I might suggest a compass and a map. I assume from your note you are driving. What's your route? The recommendations your looking for. Tourist and/or Dinner/night life? -Mark Saucier ('70) ~ Pittsburgh, PA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Franco ('70) Re: 29 Palms I remember in the early '60s being on a bus trip with a bunch of Scouts on our way to Philmont, NM and staying overnight at the base at 29 Palms. We pulled in at 11:45 at night and the temp was 98!!! I never could understand what exactly the military value was there... but now it may be a good training area replicating those garden spots in the Mid East! To: Tami Schuchart Keller ('68) I remember your mom and dad with very good memories... sorry to hear of your loss. To: Jack Spanner ('70) Good to hear from a fellow 1970 survivor Re: June 20th Am interested in hearing if any Bombers are planning on sliding back into town June 20... I will be there... Hogan, save your brew money! Best to ALL Bombers! -Mike Franco ('70) ******************************************** ******************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/23/03 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: John Browne, Jr. ('61), Linda Reining ('64) Alan Lobdell ('69), Jeanne LaCroix ('77) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER MOM birthday Today: Ruth Richardson ******************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** ANNOUNCEMENT: R2K+3 ALL BOMBER REUNION - June 21, 2003 Come mingle with friends from all classes... Kathy Hoff Conrad ('64) needs to order the food, so please help out by sending in your money, so she will know how much food to order... R2K+3 will be held at the Richland Red Lion Courtyard. (The old Desert Inn location) 6:30pm TO ?? Buffet Dinner, $20.00 ($25.00 at the door). Register by sending $20.00 to: R2K Reunion, 2102 Tinkle, Richland, WA 99352 Any questions, contact: Kathy Hoff Conrad ('64) at 509-946-6318 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: John Browne, Jr. ('61) Re: Basketball? To: Roger Myers ('55) Owww!.. you may have shamed me into showing up for that b-ball tourney, meself-- even if I have to pay extra for waiting so long (that Sound!.. my Scottish grandfather rolling..) To: Juan Northover ('59) Sounds like Sandi Ego's a little like Vashon (where all the men have fishing licenses, all the women carry cell phones, & all the children are virgins...). ^..^ -JHBrowne, Jr. ('61) ~ Vashon Island, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda Reining ('64) Re: Martha Burke I think she is the girl who wanted to join the Boy Scouts... she didn't want to be a Girl Scout... said she liked the opportunities that the Boy Scouts offered and also the camping experiences... she got a lawyer and tried to sue for discrimination... can't remember how the lawsuit turned out... can't believe some of the lawsuits that lawyers think are worth wasting tax payers money on!!! Some things are better left alone!!! -Linda Reining ('64) ~Bakersfield, CAwas 92 yesterday and 94 today. Happiness is hibernation. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Alan Lobdell ('69) Re: 29 Palms To: Mike Franco ('70) 29 Palms was and still is an artillery base. Plenty of room for the M-109s, eight inch and 175s to shoot with no problems of noise to the population. Once you left the main base and headed out into the field there was nothing. Almost like in town. That was in '71 to '73. I'm sure there may be more now and a lot better weapons also. -Alan Lobdell ('69) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jeanne LaCroix Grant ('77) Re: Get Together To: Whom It May Interest We have started a monthly get together for ladies of "77". This month May 28th at 7;30 at Applebee's in Richland. Hope to see new faces this time too. Thanks jeanne -Jeanne LaCroix Grant ('77) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/24/03 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff: Lea Branum ('55), Judy Crose ('58) John Browne, Jr. ('61), Rick Maddy ('67) Betti Avant ('69), Dale Ayotte ('73) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY 05/24? or 25?: Terry Matthews ('60) ******************************************** ******************************************** ANNOUNCEMENT: ALUMNI BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT ~ 6/21/03 We could use some more numbers for the Alumni Basketball tournament, so if you are motivated, I am sure your fellow Bombers could use some encouragement. Registration fee is $40. Questions? Email: Zorba Manolopoulos ('91) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Lea Branum Clark ('55) Last night I had a big flash back in my days as a child in Richland.... We live in a mosquito program in our county. Last night, my husband and I was taking a walk and the mosquito truck came by spraying for mosquitoes. I remember as a child in Richland the trucks or jeeps coming down the streets and kids following the spray truck with DDT. It is a wonder that any of the kids are alive today. Just a reminder of the wonderful days in Richland. -Lea Branum Clark ('55) ~ Nampa, ID ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Judy Crose Snowhite ('58) Re: Class of '58 Reunion Meeting - Thurs. May 29th We need any '58 grads who are in the Tri-Cities area to come to a meeting to stuff envelopes and discuss our upcoming reunion with Club 40. Come to the Richland Public Library Thursday, May 29 from 5:30pm to 8:30pm. WE NEED YOU! Any questions contact either Joretta "Sue" Garrison Pritchett, Judy Crose Snowhite, or Barb Isakson Rau. -Judy Crose Snowhite ('58) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: John Browne, Jr. ('61) Re: Marthas... esp Burke I don't know about suing the Boy Scouts (although there's some growing interest among some of its 'neighbors', since it has decided to make many of its camps 'safe' for the boys by cutting down most of the trees-most recently in Montana & along Hood Canal); but isn't Ms. Burke the intrepid challenger to the "Males Only" membership rules of the country club where the Masters Golf Tourney is held? Is their home course in Augusta, Georgia?.. I don't really follow golf too closely (unless my old man should ask me to caddy for him-- doesn't happen often-- but Fidel still makes the rounds a couple of non-rainy days a week). I agree with Linda Reining ('64) about spurious use of taxpayer's money, though... we should all get a line-item veto to file, along with our 1040s & 1065s & 1099s etc about where our tax dollars should, & should NOT go... ^..^ -JHBrowne, Jr. ('61) ~ Vashon Island, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Rick Maddy ('67) Re: John Hammer ('67) I believe it all started in the 3rd grade. Cowboys and Indians at recess. Meeting John and going out to the Hammer farm for scout meeting. Mrs. Hammer was our Cub Scout leader for a time. Spent many seasons during childhood on the farm hunting game birds, fishing for carp and playing in the barn. Running through the cornfield. Hiking the desert. Mr. Hammer seemed to be always working. Mrs. Hammer too. Farms are like that. I dont remember Mr. Hammer having one bad word about anything that concerned us boys. The usual "Be careful". Checking us out now and then. Sometimes a small chore. We were twelve year olds with semi automatic .22 rifles and shotguns at times. Of course, we knew better than to do something that would cause such a ruckus. Mischievous at times... of course. But, oh yea, we knew better! We had the run of the farm. Our fathers were just like that in those days. They came from an era that you just didn't want to cross over that line with them, yet allowing us to make decisions based on growing up fast like they did. The Greatest Generation. My sincere condolence and prayers go out to Mrs. Hammer, John ('67), Linda ('68) and family on the passing of Mr. Hammer last week. To: Mark Saucier ('70) Re: 5/21/03 Sandstorm Mark, you said "Your biggest worry is definitely not falling asleep on the beach if you are headed west out of Memphis for the Atlantic. I might suggest a compass and a map. I assume from your note you are driving. What's your route?" I am headed west out of Memphis because I am going back home to Huntington Beach, CA. By the time I get to Memphis, I have already been on an Atlantic Ocean beach at Cape Hatteras, Wilmington and Myrtle Beach. I suppose I could toss in earthquake and terrorists as being a worry, but I was just slightly kidding when I said falling asleep on the beach was my biggest worry (here in SoCal, dude). Huntington Beach is not known for tornadoes. Tripping, I get up and drive for 250 to 400 miles every day just to see whats going on on the other side. I will drive for about twenty five days at those distances. For example, HB to Seattle 1200 miles. Seattle to Spokane 289 miles. Spokane to Billings is 530 miles and will be my longest day (Wilmington, NC to Myrtle Beach, SC is 83 miles - my shortest drive). I don't like the long drives too much but they are good for getting started. I've seen Washington state. Lived all over it for forty eight years and may live there again some day. I have lived in Yakima, Benton City, Richland, Kennewick, Poulsbo, Bremerton, Lynnwood, Rainier, Toledo, Tenino, Port Orchard, Kelso, Wenatchee, Spokane and Bothell. Some call it PTSD. I call it keeping a low profile. I don't advise doing that. You end up owning nothing. But I hear in the end you won't need anything except the big screen TV. Traveling changes a person. Seven weeks (July 1 to Aug. 19) on the road is not for everybody. Travel is a lure. And whether good or bad, a lesson for a lifetime. I find it fun, exciting and dangerous but some say that about trying to get out of a full nelson. Huntington Beach to Seattle. Seattle to Lucas County, IA where my father is buried out on one of those little farm country cemeteries with the church on the same grounds (Frank died in '89). In this case, a Methodist church. Very close to the old Maddy farm. I have never seen his grave. I have been in this very small graveyard though. Several times. My grandparents and great grandparents are buried there also. Not too many miles from this south central Iowa cemetery I have two more sets of grand parents buried (great great and great great great). My great great grandparents were first cousins which tells you how tough it was finding a date out West in the 1860s and probably the reason for these long winded run on sentences. Then to West Union, OH near Lick Skillet Road to see a friend. Steve was my daughter's sixth grade teacher. Now a good friend. My daughter, Heather, is thirty three now. Then off to Lexington, VA and then to the beach (Atlantic) for the Wright Brothers 100th. She took off for the footlights, I took off for the sky. Don't need a compass and I can read a map. To: Bill Wingfield ('67) Thank you very much for your most generous invitation. I know the pool in August in Atlanta would be a welcome dive fer sure! I had to change the itinerary and will be going from Anderson, SC to Chattanooga, TN missing Atlanta by a ways. I did the 10 West from Biloxi to Yucaipa in '98 and want to move farther north in the southern route home this time so I can cut through Utah. Again, I thank you. Anytime you want to work on that tan in a dry heat you are always welcome to my sofa in the living room and you know it!! A lot of my classmates make me wish I had gotten a job. Particularly the ones with swimming pools. I was going to chase down Maki for a freebie at the Double Tree (was it the DT) but heard he retired and they dont have one in the Missouri Ozarks. My mother was born in Ava. I come from a long proud line of hillbillies. But most probably figured that out long ago. To: Barb Gore McCleary ('67) Barb, Can you meet me at the Strasburg, CO KOA for a glass of wine on August 16? My tent should be easy to find. Most likely this far into the trip it will be the tattered one. I will look like I have been living on coffee. One time Phil Collins ('67) and I went hunting down in Asotin County. I burned a big hole in my tent with the campfire. I think Gary Nelson ('67) was there too. Mary was always looking at me with disbelief. Probably why Im divorced. To: Mike Fowler ('67) Thanks Mike. Say hi to Janell ('67). -Rick Maddy ('67) ~ HB in OC ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Betti Avant ('69) To: Alan Lobdell ('69) I know the pain you are going through. I am a Mammographer (a technician who does Mammograms on patients). I just dread seeing something on a Mammogram and having the Radiologist telling me it may be cancer. It is OK to cry, all right? My heart goes out to you and your family, -Betti Avant (fellow '69er) ~ Goodland, KS - however next Friday I fly into Spokane for a visit with family ******************************************** ******************************************** From the new ALL Bomber Alumni Guest Book: >>From: Dale Ayotte ('73) Date: Mon May 19 22:34:41 2003 Re: 30 year reunion Haven't been to the Tri-Cities in decades. Any news about the 30 year (class of 73') reunion? If anyone remembers me... send an e-mail GO BOMBERS -Dale Ayotte ('73) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/25/03 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Jim Jensen ('50), Tom Graham ('55) Helen Cross ('62), Deedee Willox ('64) Pam Pyle ('69) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Shelly Belcher Sansaver ('74) ******************************************** ******************************************** ANNOUNCEMENT: R2K+3 ALL BOMBER REUNION - June 21, 2003 Come mingle with friends from all classes... Kathy Hoff Conrad ('64) needs to order the food, so please help out by sending in your money, so she will know how much food to order... R2K+3 will be held at the Richland Red Lion Courtyard. (The old Desert Inn location) 6:30pm TO ?? Buffet Dinner, $20.00 ($25.00 at the door). Register by sending $20.00 to: R2K Reunion, 2102 Tinkle, Richland, WA 99352 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jim Jensen ('50) Hi Maren, Been trying to get this note out with the usual address, but my computer isn't cooperating. To: Deedee Willox Loiseau ('64) Re: question of 5/17: Where's Grover Beach? In 1961, when we lived there, it was called Grover City. Along the beach, just north of there, was Pismo Beach and then Shell Beach. Immediately to the east was Arroyo Grande and just south was Oceano. I haven't been in the area for over thirty years, but it seems reasonable that Grover, Pismo, Shell, Arroyo Grande and Oceano should be called "Five Cities." When we lived there Grover "City" had the largest population of the five. It was usually overcast or foggy in those days. Had to travel about four or five miles to the north, to Avila Beach, to find a place where the water and climate were warmer and more pleasant. Living by the ocean ain't bad, Deedee... we've done it a number of times, but right now I would give almost anything to live in the Tri-Cities. -Jim Jensen ('50) ~ A sweaty howdy and Bomber cheers to all... from Katy, TX, a western suburb of Houston, where THE BIG HEAT arrives in May. On the 5th: temperature 94, humidity 100, dew point 79; heat index 104+. Local weather experts state that us humanoids feel as though we are standing in a warm shower, fully dressed, when the dew point hits 70 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Tom Graham ('55) It is less than four weeks until the Richland Alumni Basketball Tournament tips off. Four of us from the Class of 1955 (Forrest, Tracy, Myers and Graham) have already registered and stepped up the conditioning. Last week Zorba [Manolopoulos '91] alerted us that no one from a Bomber class within 20 years of us has yet registered! Yes, we are pushing it a bit and admit to being a little crazy. But, we want one more day on the old floor. Preferably against teams whose players at least had been born back when we played. So... if you think your cardiologist would approve then join us on June 21. We can relive the fine times under great coaches Dawald, Rish, Juricich, Rodland, etc. -Tom Graham, 1955 Bomber ~ Bellevue ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) After 2 weeks of being home and almost remembering where everything is, we will be heading out for Ocean City, Maryland on Monday. My husband biked into our locale on Friday night, right on schedule, even after having had a run in with a dog on Vincennes, Indiana, just inside the Indiana line from Illinois. He took yesterday off and went up to the bike shop (where they had assembled his Trek rig) for some fine-tuning, and comparing of notes. He turned 58 yesterday and feels up to the challenge of finishing route 50 to the Atlantic Ocean. I've enjoyed my 2 weeks at home, but I liked being on the road too and want to be there at the ocean for the finale!! He was interviewed on Fountain Square in Cincinnati this morning by our local Channel l2. Then a friend rode out with him for the first 30 miles t0day!! -Helen Cross Kirk ('62) ~ West Harrison, IN - where it is sunny and 75!! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Deedee Willox Loiseau ('64) To: John Browne, Jr. ('61) Re: your comment "we should all get a line-item veto to file, along with our 1040s & 1065s & 1099s etc about where our tax dollars should, & should NOT go... ^..^ " Ya got my vote! Where do I sign? *LOL* -Deedee Willox Loiseau ('64) ~ Burbank, WA - where it was hot yesterday but the weekend is supposed to be cooler. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Pam Pyle Jewett-Bullock ('69) To: Rick Maddy ('67) Re: Lexington, VA Rick, We're guessing you'll be coming over into Virginia from Ohio via I-64, then zipping briefly north on I-81 to intersect and continue eastward travel on I-64, through Charlottesville, through Richmond (or around it, via I-295 if you want), through Williamsburg, through the Chesapeake Tunnel at Hampton Roads/Norfolk, and onto State Route 168... to take you down to Nags Head/Kitty Hawk/Hatteras. It's the best route, and there are some fantastic things to see right along there. BUT, before you leave Lexington for that little northward jump, DO speed SOUTH just about a dozen miles to see Natural Bridge, VA. It's almost immediately adjacent to I-81, and it would be a cryin' shame for you to miss it. It is a remarkable rock formation--a natural bridge (duh)--I don't recall how high it is, but you'll just have to trust your fellow Bomber when I tell you it's really something to see. And you will probably find camping right around there, as well. (Although my hat's off to anybody who can sleep in a tent in our July or August heat/humidity! I'll take the nice air-conditioned hotels any day!) Now, if you really want to take your time and experience the area you're driving a little, then we'd suggest that, from the Natural Bridge area (at around Buena Vista--and be careful...THEY say "BU-nah viss- tuh" in these parts, and they don't seem to "get" our "California speak"), you divert a couple miles further east and jump onto the Blue Ridge Parkway heading north. You can use it as an alternate northward route for the 40-50 miles to Afton, VA, (just east of Waynesboro), where you'll intercept I-64 again. The Blue Ridge Parkway is also lovingly referred to around here as "Skyline Drive". It is not an EXPEDIENT way to get anywhere, but it is truly what I call a "touring road" (in T-Bird speak). Just as the name implies, the road proceeds right along the top of the Blue Ridge Mountains, through the George Washington National Forest. And, given the precipitation we've had this past winter, it ought to be just as lush and beautiful as it can get. Now, as you proceed east on I-64, DON'T miss the chance to stop and take a tour of Thomas Jefferson's home, Monticello, situated on a hilltop just above Charlottesville. You'll find the signs nearing Charlottesville on I-64, and it's a GORGEOUS area to stop and see. Also up that same hilltop direction is the Monticello Winery, if you're interested in Virginia wines. (We don't use alcohol anymore, but have taken our California friends there with happy results. Virginia produces some very nice wines.) Some of my local friends may disagree with me entirely, but my best advice on Richmond is DRIVE AROUND IT in the most expedient way possible (I-295). If you find yourself just DYING for some DECENT and cheap Mexican food on this trip, you'll find it (no kidding) just east of Richmond, right near the Richmond Airport at Sandston, VA (a nice little airport which reminds us of the way John Wayne OC USED to look--about 25 years ago). The Mexico Restaurant is located at 5213 Williamsburg Road; from I-64 east, take the South Airport Road Exit (don't know the #). Proceed south on South Airport Rd to Williamsburg Rd--turn right. There are several hotels on the right; restaurant is a little place on the left...maybe a half mile or so. Owned and operated by Mexican nationals. If you haven't been to Colonial Williamsburg, then it's worth a visit, as well; although we'll warn you that it's as pricey as going to Disneyland. Recently, when we needed to kill some time in the Williamsburg area before meeting California friends there for dinner (we live north of Fredericksburg, in Stafford, a 2 1/2 hour drive northwest of Williamsburg), we took the drive into the Jamestown Settlement/Yorktown Battlefield Park area. Beautiful! Can't believe we'd passed it up all these years on trips to Williamsburg. Won't make THAT mistake again! :-) If you'd rather avoid Williamsburg's capitalism, drive to Jamestown instead. Again, real "top-down touring"--again in T- Bird speak. Departing the Williamsburg or Jamestown areas, try to get yourself to Hampton during OFF-peak traffic for the trip through the tunnel. Remember, Navy traffic is huge in the area. And, in the summer, you're also better off avoiding the tunnel traffic Thursday, Friday and Sunday. "Beach traffic" is a summer reality here; at Nags Head/Kitty Hawk, a lot of beach property weeks rent from Friday-Thursday. Therefore, regular tunnel traffic has beachgoers heaped on over the Thursday- Sunday periods. Beyond Hampton Roads, the travelling isn't exactly exciting on the way to the North Carolina beach towns. There's a REASON they call it the "Dismal Swamp", after all. Still, after you're through the Swamp, if you can maintain your patience and NOT be travelling during those peak times mentioned above, then it's kinda neat to travel that little route through largely agricultural (small farms and large) areas. Lots of fruit/vegetable stands along the way, as I recall--we haven't taken that drive for about six years now. We think you'll find Nags Head/Kitty Hawk reminds you of Huntington Beach--at least the way WE remember Huntington Beach 15-20 years ago. (We left in 1991 for the move here to Virginia.) Lots of tacky and surreal beach houses all along the "Outer Banks", as the area is known. Wilbur and Orville wouldn't be able to FIND a sand-strip long enough for launch these days. If, for any reason, you decide to divert north, toward the Capitol, we are in THAT area--about the same distance south of it as you are from downtown L.A. Have plenty of room, and we're just off I-95; don't hesitate to call on us for a place to hang out and enjoy all this area has to offer. There IS much! You can e-mail us. -Pam Jewett-Bullock (nee Pyle '69) and Charles Bullock *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/26/03 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 8 Bombers sent stuff Dick McCoy ('45), Dick Roberts ('49) Jim Grow ('51), Ralph Myrick ('51) Cheryl Moran ('66), Mike Lange ('67) Pam Ehinger ('67), Mary Davidson ('85) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Cecilia Bennett McCartney ('65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dick McCoy ('45) Re: Memorial Day By the time you Bombers read this on Memorial day, I will be at the Anderson Cemetery helping the Stanwood American Legion conduct services honoring the local fallen veterans. While doing so, my mind goes to other graves, of my father in Richland who served in W.W.I and came out of it with shell shock. Also, my Grandfather who lies in St. Louis in the Calvary Cemetery. He was a veteran of the Union army and also of the Indian wars. My service in the Medics, caring for the broken bodies of young men of W.W.II, and my oldest son Mike, with an armored division in Bavaria, staring down the Russians across the Iron Curtain, complete four generations of service in the United States Army. I also say a prayer for my fallen schoolmates, Merle LaGrow ('44) - killed in action in W.W.II, Van Clippard ('45) - killed in an aircraft carrier accident just after WWII, and Hibbert Askew ('45) - still missing in action in Korea. I also pray for those who may have fallen, unknown to me. I also pray, in the name of all the above, that we stop making war, in any way we can. -Dick McCoy, '45 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Richard "Dick" Roberts ('49) To: Deedee Wilcox Loiseau ('64) Hi, Deedee. Grover Beach is indeed one of the "five cities". I think "they" consider Arroyo Grande, Pismo Beach, Oceano, Grover Beach and either Shell Beach, which is now a part of Pismo Beach, or Avila Beach as the fifth city. Great fast growing communities, population of about 50,000 with lots of retired folks like us. We live in what is affectionately called "SLO" (San Luis Obispo) County. Re: The name, Loiseau I dated a girl from Pasco a couple of times named Mitzi Loiseau. She was with me and another couple when we witnessed a terrible accident between Pasco and Richland. I can't remember if she testified, but I did. Any relation? I still remember her beautiful yellow eyes. Best regards and a big Bomber cheer! To: Jim Jensen ('50) Hi, Jim. Thirty years out from living in Grover Beach (City) is a long time. We voted a name change in 1993. Our weather is fairly constant between 65-75 degrees these days. Not as much fog as you describe. Actually, little fog, some overcast that goes away about 10 am. Avila Beach is still a popular place, especially for the Cal Poly students and close by is the local nude beach, Pirate's Cove. We had property overlooking but had to sell due to failing eyesight. Only kidding. Grover Beach, population about 13,000 is now the smallest of the "five cities". It is land locked being surrounded by the other entities. It's always fun to look back and say "if I had only". When you lived here I imagine property was dirt cheap. Average 3 bedroom house cost in the area is now about $350,000-$400,000. Our house has doubled in price in the 15 years since we moved here. Fortunately Prop 13 keeps the property tax under some control. We have never regretted moving here. -Richard "Dick" Roberts ('49) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jim Grow ('51) Re: Anne Mitzlaff Gerken's ('77) classroom where Burt Pierard ('59), Keith Maupin ('47), and Judy Willox Hodge ('61) informing younger Bombers why we are Bombers! A hand full of activists can cause a change if the vast majority just remain silent and let themselves be rolled over. That is what is happening in the Days-Pay replacement of the Mushroom Cloud logo. My father was a carpenter and gave to the Days-Pay thing and then it was forgotten about and life went on. It was just a small thing and would normally never be mentioned again were it not for some history-revisionist nuts. I imagine the group behind this rewriting of history is the usual bunch that is against all war. Let's stand up and prevent it from happening. Keep our good old mushroom cloud up there and get rid of that damn B-17. -Jim Grow ('51) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ralph Myrick ('51) Re: Bill Dunwoody ('52RIP) This morning's [5/25/03] newspaper had a bit of sad news: Bill Dunwoody died May 13th. Bill was a friend and a fellow educator. I knew Bill when we attended Col-Hi together. He was certainly a character. He was full of it, for sure. I can remember one time when he challenged anyone to squeeze his hand hard enough to make him holler. Don't believe anyone could. One time he let one of the strong guys put his hand in a vise-- didn't make one sound. Bill was also a bull dog. When it came to fighting, he wouldn't back down for anyone. He reminded me that one time he got smart with Fran Rish, and, you all know Rish, challenged Rish to a boxing match. Rish put the gloves on and Bill said when Rish knocked him on his butt that he wouldn't challenge him again. Then, when I came back to Richland in 1968, I found out that Bill was a teacher. I couldn't believe he was a teacher. Here was this ornery little kid going into teaching. Bill was plenty smart enough to be almost anything he wanted to be, he just had other things on his mind. Bill was an excellent teacher especially in writing and science. And, boy did he love his kids. No teacher could love them more. He often got the kids that were difficult for other teachers and he did a bang up job with them. Bill had so many health problems that would have shut most of us down, but not him. He still kept pounding. Often he would fall to sleep at his desk and the kids took care of him. Some of the medication that he was taking was responsible. Kids loved Bill and they all learned a great deal from him. Now his is in a safe and illness free place. I really didn't know if he was religious, but I know he has a spot in heaven probably helping kids and never missing their games. I am gong to miss seeing Bill at the basketball game, sitting in that same end of the bleachers. That was his seat and no one else sat there. Bye, Bill, God be with you and He has a seat reserved for you at every sporting event. -Ralph Myrick ('51) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Cheryl Moran Fleming ('66) My husband, Jim ('65), and I are finally catching up with all you other grandparents. Our daughter, Jamie, just had her first baby (a girl named Taylor) on May 2. It really is as awesome as everyone says!! -Cheryl Moran Fleming ('66) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Lange ('67) I have been reading about all these cross country trips. Having just made one 2 months ago from Tampa to Kennewick, it looks like I'll be making another one 5-26 to meet my wife at Fernandina Beach, GA on the 31st, which is the date we met 34 years ago. For those who knew we separated these last 2 months, we are getting back together again. I have enjoyed my stay in the Tri-Cities but it's time to go home again. I was able bring back a lot of fond memories of growing up in Richland. I went down to the Columbia Point to check out my old duck hunting island that Scott Hartcorn ('67) and Fred Hinkle ('67) had spent some cold mornings standing in the duck blind. Even though we weren't dressed for style, we tried to stay warm. I still have a mallard-tone duck call that I still make noise with. That will go over my fireplace with a pintail decoy when I get back home. We may leave Richland but there will always be a part of it inside us that we will always cherish along with our high school buddies. -Mike Lange ('67) ~ temporary in Finley where it is cloudy and 64 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Pam Ehinger Nassen ('67) Re: Fireworks I just got home from the Grand Coulee Dam Laser Light show and Larry Mattingly ('60) out did himself again! The Laser light show was great as usual! But the fireworks were Awesome! Alan Stephens ('66) and his wife were here in town for the show. It was nice to visit with an old childhood friend. Alan and I grew up on the same block of Wilson. Was hoping to see Larry and tell him what a great show but he was up on the Dam and with all the terror attacks you can't get near the dam without the proper papers!! The show was great, Larry! My hat's off to ya!! For those that didn't make this weekend Larry will be back here on the 4th of July! It's a must if you're any where near! Alan came from the Seattle area! So whats your excuse? Bombers Rule -Pam Ehinger Nassen (The Blue Ribbon Class of '67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mary Davidson Coates ('85) Re: Richland Lady Bombers Softball Team Congratulations to the Lady Bombers Softball Team on winning the Big 9, District and Regional Title! On to State next weekend in Tacoma. To: All Bomber fans Come out and root us on! Go Bombers! -Mary Davidson Coates ('85) ******************************************** ******************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/27/03 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers and 1 Colt sent stuff: Kay Weir ('37 Colt), Jim Jensen ('50) Ralph Myrick ('51), J.D. "Jim" Boyd ('55) Helen Cross ('62), Diana Bennett ('64) Gary Behymer ('64), Mike Davis ('74) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim Boyd ('55) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Kay Weir Fishback ('37 Colt) Re: The Logo If you were as old as I am you would know they were called the BOMBERS before we knew what they were doing at Hanford. [Bomber Mascot Website] The first BOMB they had was an old one they picked up at the firing range and painted green and gold... [They] always put out in the middle of the floor before the game. It was a big deal for visiting schools to try to kidnap the old bomb. I have no problem with the Cloud for the logo... it's just sad that we ever have to have wars. I remember when a delegation from Japan came to demand we discontinue the mascot. You can imagine how that went over. I was fortunate to meet some of the people who had been instrumental in building the bomb and one of them said every day they worked as hard as they could to build and every night they prayed as hard as they could that NOBODY [would have to use it] but they knew Hitler was working to do the same thing and we'd better be first. Hitler [was] actually defeated before the BOMB but if he hadn't been it would have been used probably on Wash D.C. I've heard people say we should have invited the Japanese to see a demonstration of one [bomb] dropped in the ocean, but [the Japanese] didn't give in when we dropped the first one on [Hiroshima]... and we only had TWO [bombs]. The thing our government did that was wrong was confiscate the homes and farms of anybody with Japanese ancestry who lived in the Pacific Coast States... many of them joined the U.S. Army and fought for the U.S. but they lost their land just the same. There were actually three men who were German born and lived in Richland and were found to be buying German War Bonds and they were put in a P.O.W. Camp but they didn't lose their property and after the war [they] came back and resumed their life in Richland. Some other schools didn't like our name (BOMBERS) and when we went to out of town games we got a lot of guff and once had the back of our car smashed where our Bomber bumper sticker was. -Kay Weir Fishback ('37 Colt) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jim Jensen ('50) Re: Grover Beach, CA To: Dick Roberts ('49) Hi Dick, Thoroughly appreciate the update on Grover Beach. I'm pleased that you now enjoy new and improved weather there. I'm truly sorry about the failing eyesight condition you suffered while at Pirate's Cove. Hopefully the change in location has fully restored that valuable asset. When we lived in the area, Pismo had long "enjoyed" being a famous clam digging site, but by 1961 was on weekends and in Summer being enjoyed more by the youth of central California as a place to bar hop. In those days Shell Beach was primarily a colorful cluster of dwellings that seemed to be there because people needed a place with living space. It was devoid of "industry." There were two motels, a liquor store, a tiny post office and a couple of gas stations. Had a population of about 1,500 - 2,000, I believe. Oceano was an exaggerated wide spot in the road. One of my cousins lived in Arroyo Grande for a few years back in the mid-eighties. Loved it! I can clearly remember (as a sophomore) seeing Lois Clary, Beverly Wilkinson, Dick Harris and DICK ROBERTS leading the Bomber faithful in yells and cheers at football and basketball games. Know what? It seems more like a few years ago rather than over half a century. Regards and a Bomber cheer atcha. -Jim Jensen ('50) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ralph Myrick ('51) Re: Bombers softball To: All Bombers If you haven't been to see the Lady Bombers softball team, you have missed it big time. The reason that I went to see them happened accidentally. I challenged the cussing finger of my left hand with my table saw. Didn't cut it off but damn near it. I went to see my favorite doctor, Dr. Hale. A young lady from Richland High, named Whitney Cross was shadowing the nurse for a day. We got into a discussion about softball while I was waiting to get stitched up. The nurse, I can't remember her name, told me about the play offs on Friday night and invited me to come to the game. We went and what a ball game. Those Richland players were something to behold. I will tell you one thing for sure: those girls don't throw like girls, no way. They have two pitchers, Morgan and Nina, [who] are absolutely amazing. They both throw close to sixty miles per hour, and with a lot of control. What impressed me the most was the positive attitude displayed by the team. They got into trouble with Walla Walla. Walla Walla went ahead, but the Richland girls came back and beat them. Pasco scored the first run of the championship and the Bombers went on to beat them 10 to 1. Ten runs is the mercy number and the game was over in the fifth inning. I really enjoyed watching them. Whitney played left field and could she ever hit the ball. Wow! Whitney was in my second grade PE class at Marcus. Nancy Coats, I knew this one when she was in diapers, played second. Man, that child could hit that ball and was excellent at defense. She made some unbelievable plays. They will be playing for state title this Friday at the Tacoma Dome. If you are in the area, go see them and you will be in for a real treat. I thought that Coach Hill did a fine job. Go Bombers! -Ralph Myrick ('51) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: JD (Jim) Boyd ('55) The beginning of a great season is upon us------ summer! Hooray! The Vidalia onions are now available and soon the Walla Walla's will be in the stores. Now we have watermelon, grapes, corn and strawberries---all the goodies of summer! We are going to have to make HM bleu cheese dressing for dipping and for salads. The following is for the 40's and 50's Bombers. What do you think is the most important change in our lives from our high school years? Please write to the Sandstorm with opinions. 1. Have more than one bathroom in our houses. 2. We have a phone (more than one and not a party line). 3. TV, (now we TV 24 hrs. a day and a 100 plus channels, plus a VCR to record what you miss). 4. A computer to entertain and educate us. 5. More than one car, (don't have to take the bus any more). Bet the females will vote for more than one bathroom. -JD (Jim) Boyd ('55) ~ Palm Desert, CA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) My husband, Warren just took off today to get back on Route 50 this morning, and he hopes to keep pedaling until he reaches his goal: the Atlantic Ocean at Ocean City, MD, and that he will complete Route 50 coast to coast in 50 days!! He has a few extra days for bad weather so it looks good for him to be reaching his goal. I will be joining him as soon for the finale tomorrow, as I get everything caught up around the ole' home front. Good thing we got someone to cut the grass or we'd have to buy some animals to do it, as it would be a field for sure. The weather has been nice and cool these past 2 weeks I've been home in Indiana. The flowers are slowly coming out, as it hasn't been over 75 since I've been home. I shouldn't complain, as it's likely to get very hot around here, So if you see a Bomber license plate holder on the front of a white van with an Indiana plate (they don't give us plates here in this state) on the back, please do come up and say hi. -Helen Cross Kirk ('62) ~ West Harrison, IN - where the sky is blue and the little lake is looking nice. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Diana Bennett Ground ('64) Been out of town for a couple of days and am just catching up with the Sandstorm entries. Got a kick out of Lea Branum Clark 's ('55) comments on the mosquito control truck. I arrived in Richland in 1951 at the age of 5 and lived right off the shelter belt on Elm street. Have vivid memories of racing after the mosquito spray truck. Am surprised that any of us managed to make out of those days alive. Considering that we rode bikes without helmets, skated on those clunky metal skates without knee or elbow pads, raced after the mosquito control trucks, built forts in the shelter belt, and played across the highway (now the bypass) in the desert. Actually never saw a live rattlesnake, but was bitten by countless ants. -Diana Bennett Ground ('64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gary Behymer ('64) Re: Picture of C.C. Anderson's -Gary Behymer ('64) ~ downtown Colfax, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Davis ('74) This Memorial Day marked the 16th anniversary of the death of my brother, Steve "Bear" Davis ('72RIP). It is hard to believe that he has been gone such a long time. He touched a lot of peoples' hearts with his big smile and his contagious laughter. Our family thinks of him often and how he brighten our lives. His girls, Heidi ('00) and Sarah ('02), have grown up to be beautiful young successful women. He would be very proud of them. He also has a cute little granddaughter now, Kyler Rose. I'm sure he is looking down on her with a gleam in his eye! Here's to you, Bear. We miss you greatly, but you still live in our hearts. -Mike Davis ('74) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/28/03 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 17 Bombers sent stuff: Keith Maupin ('47), Anita Hughes ('52) Curt Donahue ('53), Wally Erickson ('53) Karen Cole ('55), Larry Mattingly ('60) Jay Siegel ('61), Helen Cross ('62) Deedee Willox ('64), Linda Reining ('64) Marcia Wade ('67), Rick Maddy ('67) Judi Lahrman ('68), Mike Franco ('70) Diane Carpenter ('72), Karen Davis ('76) Heidi Davis ('00) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mike Clowes ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAYS Today: Twins: Bob Grout & Roberta Grout Ouaou ('66WB) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Keith Maupin ('47) To whom it may concern: I cannot believe at this late date that some are still arguing that the "Bomber" nickname preceded the delivery of the two atom bombs and the end of the war. The atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima August 6, 1945, another on Nagasaki August 9, 1945. Japan surrendered unconditionally on August 14, 1945. The formal surrender ceremonies on board the battleship Missouri took place on September 2, 1945. So when were the Columbia High Students first called "Bombers"? The 1945 Columbian said, and I quote, "September of 1944 saw the Beaver football squad go into action". 'Tennis Season' "May 24th, the Beavers ended their season". June 1, 1945 School closed with no indication the name had been changed. September 13, 1945 the Richland Villager said, and I quote, "indications are that the Col-Hi teams formerly known as the "Beavers" may this year be known as the "Bombers or Atomizers"... "May" would indicate the name had not changed by September 13, 1945 - after the bombs were dropped and after the formal surrender ceremonies. But let's look further. September 14, 1945 the Kennewick school paper, The Lion's Roar, said, and I quote, "Football Jamboree in Lions' Den on Friday Evening. Teams participating "Richland Beavers" - again, after the bombs were dropped and after the formal surrender ceremonies. The September 28, 1945 Sandstorm referred to the football team as the "Beavers." October 11, 1945 the Pasco Herald said, and I quote, "Next Friday the Bulldogs travel to Richland to meet the Beavers under the lights" Note that more than a month after the formal surrender ceremonies the Col-Hi team is still called the "Beavers." Then, one week later, in the Pasco Herald, "The Pasco Bulldogs" passed for eight touchdowns while holding the Bombers scoreless." And the Sandstorm first called the team "Bombers" in their issue dated October 19, 1945. So when were the Columbia High Students first called "Bombers"? According to five local publications, the Sandstorm, the Pasco Herald, The Lion's Roar, The Kennewick Courier-Reporter, and the Richland Villager the name change occurred after the bombs were dropped and after the formal surrender ceremonies. All documented evidence points to the name change occurring in October, 1945. There is none to support the name change before that date. -Keith Maupin ('47), Col-Hi student August 1944 to January 1947 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Anita Hughes Hogan ('52) To: Kay Weir Fishback ('37 Colt) Kay, You echo my sentiments exactly. I worked with two Japanese ladies over thirty years ago in Southern California. Both of them stayed in POW camps during WWII and both had their land confiscated by our government. They told me of the hardships of the POW camp. They were both American born. Thanks for your input on the subject. To: Jim Boyd ('55) You did name the really important changes--but how about the Microwave!! -Anita Hughes Hogan ('52) - Where Mt. Shasta is losing some snow in the beautiful warm weather. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Curt Donahue ('53) Re: Life Changes To: JD (Jim) Boyd ('55) It has to be the computer chip. It "lives" in so many things we use. From our toasters to our cars and this strange machine I am using at the moment. -Curt Donahue ('53) ~ Federal Way, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Wally Erickson ('53) To: Ralph Myrick ('51) Re: Bill Dunwoody ('52 RIP) Thanks for sending information about Bill Dunwoody. It is sad he had to go at such a young age. I've known Bill since November, 1944. We grew up on the same block of Putnam St. The Dunwoody's lived at 1405 Putnam. We had a great group of kids, we were near the same age with different personalities. There was Bill Lloyd ('54), Websters (Viva ('53) and Kenny ('55), Davises (Jack ('56) & Bob ('54RIP), Elise Derricott ('55) and my sister Sue ('59) and I. The Dunwoody's were from Denver along with the Websters and Davises. Our fun times started playing war in fox holes covered with sage brush in the large vacant lot near our homes, cowboys and Indians, Robin Hood (swords carved from wood), and dressing in dark clothing for an evening of "hide & seek" (the beginning of "Special Forces" in those times). I remember playing tag on Webster's huge willow tree. We weren't allowed to touch the ground... great times! We went swimming almost every day at the new pool on Swift Blvd. Guess who made the biggest splash? Bill took a lot of pride in that. Later on while playing sports, Bill Dunwoody was our center in "flag" football, he was our designated catcher in softball (some baseball) due to his size. After each of us entered Col-Hi, it seemed we each went our different ways. I seemed like we weren't those fun loving kids anymore. I also remember Bill Dunwoody playing the drums in band. Due to his size, Bill was a natural for carrying the big bass drum during half time marches. He was very good at playing all the drums, along with the cymbals. Once Mr. Gordon Pappas asked Bill to make a horse sound in one of the orchestra musicals. Mr. Pappas would have this wide grin on his face each time Bill would make this horse noise in the background. The musicians during that time will remember what I'm referring to. Bill worked at the Richland theater as a "ticket taker" for a short time. A couple of times we went to the theater when Bill was working and he would pretend to tear up the ticket... only happened twice. It was fun just doing it. Bill later became very interested in movies and would memorize names of actors, directors, etc. I last saw Bill Dunwoody outside Shari's in Richland when I was going to visit my friend Harold George ('52RIP). That was just before Harold passed away May, 1999. We had a great short visit... he had just gone into retirement. That must have been really hard for him at that time, because his family had to be his students!!!! Sounds like he really enjoyed teaching and I'm sure he put everything he had into it... that was the kind of person Bill Dunwoody was!! Yes, Bill was a great friend and neighbor for all those years. He was always there for his friends. God Bless you Bill. Sorry, I let this go on so long... just wanted to share my memories of my friend Bill Dunwoody. Thanks again, Ralph... it looks like we and many others understood what a great guy he was. -Wally Erickson ('53) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Karen Cole Correll ('55) To: J.D. Boyd ('55) I vote for the bathroom. When you grow up with six females and two males in a house with one bathroom, there was never a doubt. -Karen Cole Correll ('55) ~ Nine Mile Falls, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Larry Mattingly ('60) Re: Memorial Day Since I am usually off somewhere doing a fireworks display on Memorial Day weekend, I have to stop and think sometime during the day of what it is all about. Lest we forget: we need to remember not only friends and relatives that have passed on, but also those who died defending our freedom and that of others around mother earth. Their ultimate sacrifice is a legacy that has no price, but is of untold value. God keep their souls at peace forever. Re: A holiday with pyros I spent my weekend at Coulee Dam. Jay Seigal ('61) was also there and did a good job working on our crew. We did our annual display for the opening of the Laserlight Festival. I felt for the local event sponsors. While there was a good crowd for the laser show and fireworks, the festival crowd was very light. I look for them to change the festival format to attract more attendance. My apologies to Pam Ehinger Nassen ('67) and Alan Stephens ('66), and thank you for your comments. I did get the message that you were trying to contact me but the phone number that the chief of security handed me came up disconnected. I sent a message to the gate that if you called again to have you come to the gate and I would come out. It was well-intended but just didn't get back to you. Security was extremely tight. All crew members had to have a full background check at least 4 days before the event. The 3 vehicles allowed on the dam were thoroughly searched including the engine compartment. Once an hour a guard came by to escort those in need to the restroom. It was a good 3/8 mile walk each way. The display went well and we had varied our program a bit to be different from the past. The GE emblem was a great success with the GE marketing executive and her photographer who flew out from NY. It snapped on like a light bulb! All 1100 plus points of light lit up instantly. While it may not have appeared so to a viewer, this was a tremendous technical accomplishment. 40, 5x8 sections had to be assembled in the correct order, suspended 50 feet in the air on a scaffolding, on top of the dam and shaking in the wind, and properly tied together for ignition. The crew leaning over to work on it were looking down the 300 foot tall face of the dam. Earlier in the day it rained making it slick, and high winds were shaking the 50 foot high scaffolding so bad that some of the crew were almost sick and a bit in fear. We brought them down until the wind died back a bit. We had enough guy wires and the crew were in hard hats and full harness and tether, but it was still an experience to remember. All total we had over 450 man hours in this emblem. They (GE) have tried to do this several other times in the last several years with smaller emblems in other areas. According to them, all were dismal failures. I spoke with them about midnight just before they left for the airport. They were delighted. During the display I was up at the vista point about 1 mile SW of the dam with our staff photographer. We had 7 cameras set up. 3 digital, 2 film and 2 video, all with telephoto. You should have nearly been able to hear my whoop of joy when it lit up. It was the most apprehensive I have been in 20 years. Hopefully this will lead to more corporate sponsorship for this really grand community event. I will look at the photos in the next day or so and select a couple for Maren to post. "Happiness is the sky in bloom" -J Larry Mattingly ('60) ~ At Olympia in the sun. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jay Siegel ('61) Re: A trip east I just read Pam Ehinger's ('67) comments about the show at Grand Coulee Dam. I was fortunate enough to be able to help setup that show and it was definitely a different venue. I was hoping to see a friendly face, but we started work at about 9 AM and didn't come off of the dam until about 1/2 hour before the show. I viewed the show from the festival area below the dam and it was impressive. If any of you are able to make it to the dam for the 4th or Labor Day, it is well worth the trip. I won't be there for the 4th - too many shows on the west side of the mountains, but I am planning on making it to the Labor Day show. If you are able to make it there for the show, ask one of the Security people to pass on a contact number to me and I will get back to you. It was a reminder of days gone by when anyone could cross the dam - now I felt so very fortunate to be allowed to stand on the roadway and survey the magnificent view down the river. It was good to be in the Columbia Basin for a couple of days, even though the weather wasn't the best. Watched the laser show on Saturday night from the observation point on top of the mountain across from the dam - the winds became pretty strong but it was still a great "first time experience" for me. I have never been able to see the lights or the laser show. I do have some good news. The lights are going to be repaired and we will all be able to enjoy them again. The Security people there are just great - friendly and helpful with that special friendliness that exists in most of eastern Washington. I was talking with the Chief of Security shortly after I arrived Saturday evening just as it started to drizzle a bit. Someone made a comment about getting wet, and I added that it wasn't all that bad (western Washington training) and besides, it would probably bring out the fragrance of the sage. Dale (the Chief of Security) looked at me and said "You really are from eastern Washington". That was how we were treated by everyone that we came into contact with. It was great to visit and I will carry some great memories from this weekend - not unusual for a visit to Eastern Washington - but still very precious. Clear, blue skies and warm, gentle breezes -Jay Siegel ('61) ~ Poulsbo, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) Re: The Richland Ladies' Softball Team I couldn't help be proud reading about the Ladies' Softball Team that Ralph Myrick ('5l) mentioned. You see Whitney Cross is my cousin, Duane's ('79) daughter, and I believe his other daughter MacKenzie is on the team too. This is the 2nd mention I have heard of how well they are doing. All of us Crosses are proud of them, Duane (their dad) from their grandpa (Robert Cross in Kennewick) to their Aunt Carol ('64), uncles Bob ('62) and Allan ('59) and cousins across the state and country. Go Bombers!! Just wish I were able to attend some of the games. -Helen Cross Kirk ('62) ~ West Harrison, IN - where it's going to be pleasant in the 70s today, as the rain is heading south. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Deedee Willox Loiseau ('64) To: Gary Behymer ('64) Thanks for the picture of C.C. Anderson's. My mother worked there before it became The Bon, then she worked for them. I worked there briefly in '63, but it was The Bon Marche by then. Sure brings back memories. To: Richard "Dick" Roberts ('49) Re: The name, Loiseau Yes, Mitzi Loiseau is my husband's sister. She died in October 1998. She was a feisty gal, to say the least. She made family reunions rather interesting. She worked for an airline for many years, finally settling in Las Vegas, which is where she died. She requested no funeral or memorial service; I think that was hard for my hubby. Her daughter, Kim, lives in Spokane and she is a really nice woman. We see her occasionally. We used to have Loiseau family reunions every year, but since Granny died, we don't have them very often. You might remember Armand as he was a year younger than Mitzi. That's my hubby. He's the most wonderful man in the world. Bet my sis, Judy Willox Hodge ('61), won't agree, will you Judy? *LOL* -Deedee Willox Loiseau ('64) ~ Burbank, WA - where we are watching woodpeckers who have built a nest inside a tree, pecked a hole right in it and hollowed it out! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda Reining ('64) To: Diana Bennett Ground ('64) Hi, Diney 'Bout time you wrote in and let everyone know you are "alive and kickin". I remember running behind those mosquito trucks, too... can you believe we are still alive???? It's a wonder that "fog" didn't kill us off at an early age!!! Played hide and seek, and built forts in the shelter belt, too... and those blasted red ants... man, think they gave a worse welt than any mosquito!!!!! We moved to Elm after you had left, but we connected through church (Richland Lutheran)... remember folk dance classes? -Linda Reining ('64) ~ Bakersfield, CA - we have had a slight breeze to keep the 100+ temps away, but they claim we will start to get warmer this week! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Marcia Wade Hausenbuiller ('67) To: Kay Weir Fishback ('37 Colt) Kay, I so appreciate your posts to the Sandstorm! You've got such a unique perspective on all that's gone on with the High School and the town, it's refreshing and great to learn. Thank you bunches! For some reason I didn't have a Sandstorm in my Email box this morning when I checked at 0830.. wonder if we have a gremlin again? Luckily I keep some past Sandstorms in a folder in the machine that I can get into and click on the link for the [Alumni Sandstorm] web site to get my daily 'fix'. -Marcia Wade Hausenbuiller ('67) ~ sunny downtown Richland - where summer may have arrived finally! (seemed for a while that God had looked at the calendar wrong and was sending us March weather instead of May!... and I must credit that thought to my Mom actually, from an email she sent after a very very chilly week end not long ago!) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Rick Maddy ('67) Thanks very much to those of you that responded to my trip wish. Mark Saucier ('70), Mike Lange ('67) Bill Wingfield ('67), Phil Collins ('67) Pam Pyle Jewett-Bullock ('69) Wynell Williams Fishburn ('55) Helen Cross Kirk ('62) Although Helen never wrote to me, just reading her husband's cross country trek on a bicycle makes what I'm doing cake and pie. I cannot imagine pedaling across America on a bicycle. Incredible. Thanks for the timing, Helen. Perfect! Mark Saucier ('70) with some very much needed info on Cape Hatteras and Myrtle Beach. Salmon in Seattle (my bro-in-law Jerry Kelly (KHS '64) always has a salmon around), Rocky Mountain oysters, corn on the cob, pond catfish, turtle soup, goat cheese, grits, deep fried okra, tamales and sunsets out of this world. I really thank all of you mentioned and others I missed mentioning here for either inviting me into your homes or letting me know what I should see. Looking very much forward to hitting the road. I am at times taken aback at the hospitality of Bomber folks. There are simply no words... Thank you, -Rick Maddy ('67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Judi Lahrman Wallace ('68) Hey classmates where is everyone from the class of '68.... is anyone out there? -Judi Lahrman Wallace ('68) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Franco ('70) Re: Mike Davis' ('74) memories of brother "Bear" ('72RIP) Nice words, nice thoughts... I remember "Bear" as a "soph" in '69-'70 when I was a senior... always lots of laughs, always lots of fun... Absolutely a "Richland kind of guy"... thanks for reminding us of him. My best to all who were and are part of the Bear nation. -Mike Franco ('70) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Diane Carpenter Kipp ('72) Re: Kay Weir Fishback ('37 Colt) letter Kay, Thank you for your very interesting note and for sharing your perspective. I learned a couple of things, and was reminded of a couple of others. I had never heard before about those building the bomb working hard to build it and praying hard that it wouldn't have to be used. I would hope that that is the attitude we would all have, all the time. -Diane Carpenter Kipp ('72) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Karen Davis Scheffer ('76) I wanted to echo my brother Mike's ('74) sentiments of our big brother, Steve ('72RIP). I seemed to miss him more this year than usual for some reason. I have his picture on my wall near my daddy's... they both are missed so much. I read something recently that made me aware of perhaps why they both were taken so soon in life. I believe, in my case at least, that God needed to make me aware that I was too dependent on my daddy and my big brother, too in earlier days---instead of HIM. Those 2 men shaped me a great deal in my life and whereas Bear would never let me date certain men and watched what I did in my single days and was a protector, daddy was my foundation--my strength--my fortress in times of trouble. I didn't realize that God needed to hold that position. I am so thankful for the tremendously, wonderful, oldest brother and incredibly, loving, earthly father God allowed me to have---and now I can relax in knowing they did their job and NOW I can focus more on my heavenly father. I miss Steve very much and I finally know that he is well and in my case, did his job well. Thank you big brother and I know you are happy with what you see --- in all of us --- Good job, good and faithful servant. -Karen Davis Scheffer ('76) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Heidi Davis Mortensen (2000) To: Mike Davis ('74) Thanks for the compliment, Mike. I hope that Kyler will know what a wonderful man he was too! -Heidi Davis Mortensen (2000) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/29/03 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 11 Bombers sent stuff: Mary Triem ('47), Ruth Miles ('59) Patti Jones ('60), Jeanie Hutchins ('62) Joanna Faulkner ('63), Bob Grout ('66WB) Penny McAllister ('67), Lynn-Marie Hatcher ('68) Mike Howell ('68WB), Rachael Rudd ('77) Zorba Manolopoulos ('91) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jimmie Shipman ('51) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dick Pierard ('52) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sharon Sherwood ('58) ******************************************** ******************************************** NOTICE: Alumni Basketball Tournament scheduled for June 21, 2003 has been cancelled... see entry from Zorba Manolopoulos ('91) in this issue for details. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mary Triem Mowery ('47) To: Keith Maupin ('47) We "older Bombers" really appreciate you (and Burt & Judy) for telling the true story of Bomberville. Even though we aren't the students of history that you and Burt are, we will fight as hard as you to keep the Bomber name. It seems that this issue pops up periodically, so we must keep on our toes! -Mary Triem Mowery, a '47 Bomber ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ruth Miles Bruns ('59) Re: Life Changes Freedom from competition for the bathroom, and computers for our education and entertainment are indeed amazing and wonderful, but I would suggest that the greatest change in life from the high school years is ... having children. Talk about educational and entertaining! -Ruth Miles Bruns ('59) ~ beautiful downtown Goldendale, WA where the lilacs continue to bloom and the iris and peonies are busting out all over. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) Re: Puget Sound Area/Fife Luncheon The Bomber Babes and Dudes Please make reservations by Friday June 6, 2003 DATE: June 8, 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! Re: Luncheon Schedule Many Bombers have emailed me that their schedules have not allowed them to come to the luncheon. Some have emailed they will be there in June. Looking forward to you joining us. Re: Summer Months Puget Sound Area/Fife group suggested and decided to continue through the summer months. Hopefully some of the Bombers traveling through the area will be able to join us. Re: To schedule future luncheons on your calendar. The luncheons are always the second Sunday of the month... EXCEPT Mother's Day rolls to the Sunday before. Club 40 week-end (in September) the luncheon rolls to the week-end after. Judy Willox Hodge ('61) joined us last month coming over from Richland. Judy says she will be here again in June. Not sure if the Bomber Luncheon hooked her or the view and relaxation at my home? **GRIN** I'm sure it's both but Judy can confirm. Huh Judy? Judy and I didn't stop talking for 12 hours. Re: "Proud to be a Bomber" shirts Judy's visit in May gave Judy and I opportunity to talk about the "Proud to be a Bomber" shirt and it's future. Judy's Club 40/Bomber Stuff 'n Traveling Card Table Buy Bomber Stuff website now has (as was promised) a stock of the "Proud to be a Bomber" shirts, as well as I have a stock to back her up. You can now order either place. The "Proud to be a Bomber" shirts do have the BOMB IN THE CLOUD! Bombers Have Fun -Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) ~ Browns Point, WA - A well deserved day in the sunshine got lost when the wind chilled the air. Weather news is promising days of sunshine. We'll see! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jeanie Hutchins Simon ('62) To: Wally Erickson ('53) Re: Bill Dunwoody ('52 RIP) I very much enjoyed reading about your memories of Bill. Our families were very close friends ~ we also came to Richland in 1944. Earlier, my sister, Ruthann Jensen ('58) called me about Bill's death. While sharing memories, we immediately thought about all of his stacks of Comic Books that were behind the sofa and lined several stairs going up to the bedrooms. I remember the many times that we would sit on the stairs and read them, while the adults visited. Perhaps, a fun memory for you, too. (we'd never seen, nor have since seen, so many Comic Books) We have many wonderful, warm memories of the Dunwoody family. Like you, the last time I saw Bill was last summer having his dinner and reading the newspaper while sitting at Shari's counter. I understand that was his regular dinner place. I'm sure they will miss him there. I fondly remember your parents, too. -Jeanie Hutchins Simon ('62) ~ Bellingham, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Joanna Faulkner Brown ('63) I found this article which might be of interest to us Bombers who ran through the fog of the mosquito trucks and later worried about the DDT (I did not independently verify the accuracy however) Dr. William Campbell Douglass 'DDT CAUSES CANCER.' Says WHO? Check the record. Back in the 1970s, the Environmental Protection Agency examiner summed up 9,000 pages of research by flatly declaring, 'DDT is not a carcinogenic hazard to man.' He also emphasized that it doesn't harm fish, birds or other wildlife . Despite this open-and-shut case, his boss, EPA head William Ruckleshaus went ahead and banned DDT. Aides later said he never read even one page of the studies. He had helped to hatch the DDT scare and couldn't bring himself to admit he was wrong.The worldwide witch-hunt against DDT hasn't saved one peregrine falcon. But it has unquestionably murdered tens of millions of human children in tropical nations, who continue to die from malaria, Dengue fever, yellow fever and other mosquito-borne plagues. I know this all too well from treating patients at my own clinic in Africa. It steams me to think that the anti-DDT activists who commit this genocide are congratulating themselves for being great humanitarians. Bomber cheers, -Joanna Faulkner Brown ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Brother Bob ('66WB) To: Roberta Grout Ouaou ('66WB) Happy birthday to my twin sister Roberta who lives in Downingtown, PA May 28,2003 -Brother Bob ('66WB) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Penny McAllister D'Abato ('67) To: Linda Reining ('64) Linda, have been trying to email you for the last couple weeks... nothing important.It keeps coming back to me??????? Have you been getting email? -Penny McAllister D'Abato ('67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Lynn-Marie Hatcher ('68) To: Judi Lahrman Wallace ('68) Re: Class of '68 classmates Hi, Judy -- I am a faithful reader, but contribute to the Sandstorm much less often than I used to, because of life demands. I am in graduate school in Spokane during the school year. This summer I am working 3-4 days a week back in Richland (at the psych hospital -- my graduate degrees will be as an adult and child/ adolescent Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner), then returning to Spokane for the remaining days because of my personal commitments here - plus work on my thesis. That drive between Spokane and Richland is SO boring -- and will be more so as I make it today, since someone broke into my car two nights ago, and stole all my CDs! Nearly $3,000 worth. So no tunes for the trip today :-( I know the locations and goings on of several other '68 grads -- and I'm sure our dear Maren will be happy to re-post the appropriate link (right Maren??), so you can see the e-mail addresses of some of the rest of us, if you'd like to get in touch. :-) [] -Lynn-Marie Hatcher ('68) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Howell ('68WB) Hi Group: Last night at the American Legion Meeting here in Westport, WA I was elected Commander. I would like to take this opportunity to let all the Veterans know that at Summer conference in Spokane that the American Legion is putting forth a bylaw to change it's requirements for membership. If passed you will be eligible for membership if you served in the Service during the Cold War Period. That period will be from 1941 until 1991. As is stands right now you need to have served during the time of a conflict. I know most Veterans are busy people but I want to invite you to join the American Legion we really need bodies at meetings and the good we do for the community is worth the time you give. -Mike Howell ('68WB) P.S. look for me During Cool Desert Nights in the "vendor" section ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Rachael Rudd class ('77) Hello classmates from 1977! Looking forward to the All Bomber reunion on the 21st of June. I am flying in from Holland and haven't been "home" to the Tri-Cities in 23 years. Was wondering if anyone was interested in getting folks together from the '77 class for a mini-reunion. There is only one evening planned for All Bombers and I would love to see as many of you as I can before I return to Europe. The distance prohibits me from organizing something myself. But if anyone out there\ feels the same way I do, then I would love hearing from ya. Groeten uit Holland (greetings from Holland) -Rachael Rudd class ('77) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Zorba Manolopoulos ('91) Re: Alumni Basketball Tournament This year's tournament has been cancelled due to lack of registration. With the current numbers, we couldn't guarantee a tournament. I didn't want people to drive down for a 'quarter-baked' tournament. We did consider splitting the players up into teams and playing, but there wouldn't be enough teams and it really wasn't what everyone signed up for. So it was better to cut the losses and try again next year. This just gives you more time to get ready for next year's tournament. :) Please visit to fill out the Post-Tournament Survey. This will be your chance to improve next year's tournament. Thanks -Zorba Manolopoulos ('91) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/30/03 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 8 Bombers and 1 funeral notice today: Dick McCoy ('45, '46, and '02), Millie Finch ('54) John Browne, Jr. ('61), Helen Cross ('62) Linda Reining ('64), Bill Owens ('69) Vicki Owens ('72), Gina Rees ('81) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER LUNCHES (in order of appearance) 06/01 - Class of '58 06/08 - Puget Sound Area August 3 - Portland/Vancouver Picnic More information: Click the lunch you want to know about. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dick McCoy ('45, '46, and '02) Re: Bombers I was gone a couple days... when I got back I saw the "same old-same old" on the Bombers. Thank you, Keith Maupin ('47), for setting the record straight. For the record, (again) The Broncs till the fall of '44, then the Beavers till the fall of '45. Then the Bombers. If anyone wants the exact dates, contact Burt Pierard ('59). He and I worked on this looking at the SandStorms of those days, along with other sources such as mentioned by Keith. -Dick McCoy ('45, '46, and '02) ~ Bronc, Beaver, Bomber ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Millie Finch Gregg ('54) Re: FYI I believe it was last week that I wrote in about our friend in NC bought a house in Charlotte and the address was Kennewick Rd., and before you got to her house there was Pasco Ct. Well............. Wouldn't you know that my oldest brother had to send me an e-mail to correct, or rather still remind me that because I was getting older - how soon I forget!! You see he lives in Aiken, SC and on one of our visits to his place, he pointed out to us that the Main East/West Highway through the center of Aiken is Richland Ave. Also he told me that the Aiken HS colors are Green/Gold and the South Aiken HS is red/gold. I thought I had better get my correction done before he gets me again. You know, some things never change. I guess he will always HAVE to be my boss!! Some of you I am sure know him, Charles H. Finch ('50). Have a great weekend and Bomber cheers to all of you, -Millie Finch Gregg ('54) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: John Browne, Jr. ('61) Re: Educating & Entertaining To: Ruth Miles Bruns ('59) I'd go along with your vote for 'having children' as the biggest change after HS, with the added caveat: take the electric wires off the house & send the meter back. That's what we decided to do, about a month after our second child was born. Talk about getting an Education!.. & in an old schoolhouse, at that. We lived there for 6 more years, then headed off (in a school bus- is the 'education' motif becoming apparent?) to care take an 80 acre place in the Oregon woods, while living in the bus. We finally broke down & got a phone; but it was never wired for anything but DC. 12 years without alternating current went by way too fast! (BTW, Ruth, the flowers that really caught my eye on the way home from Bickleton were the hot pink onions, blooming in the valley pastures W of Goldendale, along the Lyle Rd.) Re: DDT Yup, it sure ain't carcinogenic... but Dr. Douglass is dead wrong about what it did to raptors (& some other critters at the top of food chains). Eggshells got thinner than paper, on account of it. A related compound has become 'problematic' in the marine mammals (actually, I can't think of a single halogenated hydrocarbon that hasn't become a 'problem' somewhere). His other point, about people dying in the tropics because of the ban on DDT, isn't true, either, since lots of it continues to be exported to SE Asia & Africa (& probably elsewhere). I'm sure that the West Nile virus 'scare' will be a big selling point for relaxing the ban (&/or a selling point for other pesticides) any day now... which may offer the buzzards a Hobson's Choice: get sick from eating dead crows?.. or have egg shells get too thin to support a brooding mom? (Tough to be a buzzard, sometimes...) ^..^ -JHBrowne, Jr. ('61) ~ Vashon Island, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) Greetings from Romney, Hampshire Public Library, WV. After a few days R&R at home in Indiana, Warren headed out again on Monday morning!! He didn't want the pedals to forget how to work. I joined him in West Virginia in the little town of Grafton on highway 50. I was pleased to learn that it was close to Arthurdale, so I took a ride up there yesterday to see the model town built by the New Deal Federal Government in l934. It was a pet project of Eleanor Roosevelt, who I certainly admire. It was very interesting to me, especially as my background is social work. After coasting across Ohio and enjoying Parkersburg and Clarksburg on a wonderful new, wide divided road, Warren entered the really world of bicycling in West Virginia. That would be narrow roads and constant 9% grades uphill and down, only to go back up and down again. We westerners were surprised to learn that the toughest mountains are not the highest ones in Colorado, but these of 9% grades in West Virginia are the toughest!! Warren only averaged about 60 miles yesterday before calling it a day, (usually he averages about l00.) But he continues to be blessed with great biking weather of overcast skies so it cool (usually about 70), and dry pavement, so he hopes to make it to Ocean City, MD in the next 5 days. We've gone by many civil war sites along the way. I wish we had time to stop and read them all. It has been a great trip, even if I haven't had anyone notice my Bomber license plate holder, which I will admit, is getting grimy and harder to read. But I have enjoyed hearing from many Bombers online during the trip, and thank you all for your kind thoughts and prayers. Let's just pray that Warren has the stamina and good fortune to continue the trip through these last 500 miles or so. -Helen Cross Kirk ('62) ~ learning history as we drive by the actual spots in the history books. I love it. P.S. Sorry to hear that the tournament was cancelled, but you wouldn't have wanted me to play, so I didn't sign up, as I am probably the least physically talented of the talented Crosses. PSS: Thank you to Rachael Rudd ('77) for the "Gruiten uit Holland!!" As a lover of all Dutch having been so fortunate as to spend on e year there myself, I wondered how you have come to be there for 23 years... surely God has smiled on your good fortune, but it is nice to come back to the Tri-Cities and visit, too. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda Reining ('64) To: Penny McAllister D'Abato ('67) Re: Email Sorry you have been having trouble getting me... you can send to that address... I check it often, so if you write, I will answer. ;) Bomber hugs, -Linda Reining ('64) ~ Bakersfield, CA - we "hit" 101 at 5pm... it is ALWAYS hotter towards evening. ;/ ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bill Owens ('69) and Vicki Owens ('72) Another Bomber family is grieving. Our Mom, Dottie Owens, passed away on Tuesday. She was a young lady of 21 when she left her Cajun home in Louisiana to embark on an adventure for the U.S. government on some very secretive, very lucrative project in the central Washington desert for a few months back in 1943. Instead she met a handsome young lineman from Montana, and never did return to live in the bayou country of her birth. Richland was her home for most of 60 years. The funeral will be Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at Einan's. We will miss her. -Bill Owens ('69) -Vicki Owens ('72) ~ both presently in Richland under blue skies ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gina Rees ('81) Well being a Bomber mom I just have to brag a little bit. My son who will graduate from Richland High this next week has landed a job for the Tri-City Herald as a stringer. He was able to cover the golf tournament here yesterday and today, and had his very first publication in today's paper. His name is Chris Rees, so if any of you read it (it is on page C4) be proud of your future Bomber Alumni. -Gina Rees ('81) ******************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Funeral Notice scanned from the TCHerald by Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) >>William Dunwoody, Jr. ('52) ~ 4/18/34 - 05/13/03 *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/31/03 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 9 Bombers sent stuff: Jim Jensen ('50), Mike Clowes ('54) Barb Isakson ('58), John Barker ('59) Helen Cross ('62), Earl Bennett ('63) Mike Lange ('67), Tami Schuchart ('68) Frank Hames ('69) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jim Jensen ('50) Re: Aiken and the Finch Family Re: Millie Finch Gregg ('54) contribution of 5/30. Hi Millie, Read your message with interest. Your esteemed brother, Charles H. ('50), and I were classmates. I didn't know him well, but remember seeing him around the campus a lot. I remember him most as a member of the school band. He faithfully performed in that capacity at football and basketball games for about three years, I believe. Didn't he play the trumpet? It's interesting that the main drag in Aiken is named Richland Avenue. It wouldn't surprise me if there are other street/place names there with titles that might be familiar to those of us who grew up in Richland. Construction of Aiken's nuclear plant began around 1951. I was working for Atkinson & Jones when the heavy construction phase of Area 100-C was winding down. Over a three day period hundreds and hundreds of construction workers poured through the warehouse and safety buildings checking out of the area. To a man (and a few ladies) they announced that they were driving straight through to Aiken in hopes of hiring on there. During the next week or so I heard my dad, an engineer with G.E., talk about a number of the G.E. people who had already moved there or were headed in that direction. It stands to reason that some of the Richland culture might have relocated as well. Say hi to Charles. Bombers cheers! -Jim Jensen ('50) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) Re: Bomber T-shirt on E-Bay Would you believe it sold for $31.67. Don't know who the buyer is, but the seller is named Darrin Harvey. Does that ring a bell with any Bombers. Bomber Cheers, -Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) ~ Warm and cloudy today in Albany, OR, temps in the high 70s. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Barbara Isakson Rau ('58) To: '58 Classmates Just a reminder that our class of '58 luncheon is this Sunday, June 1, 2003. Please join in the fun at the West Richland Golf Course. Time is still 1:00 PM. Watch for the Class Reunion letter for our 45th Reunion. Sorry it's later than planned but better late than never. Sorry about that. Hope you will answer it faster than we got it out. Thank You! Bomber Cheers -Barbara Isakson Rau ('58) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: John Barker ('59) Recently had a great time with a fortunate reunion with my old high school buddy, Glen Rose ('58) and his, wife, Carol. Been Owner of Barker Enterprises for 20 years. Live in Richland and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. -John Barker ('59) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) We are in Middlebury, VA, where we just stayed at the l728 Red Fox Inn, as it was the only accommodation around for miles. Warren toted his bike up 4 stories, but it was just like being back in jolly ole England in the suite. I found out this morning that Jack O. Kennedy used to frequent the village!! Warren is already off for driving through D.C., I will drive the beltway around and meet him on the other side. I wanted to do this tomorrow to avoid some of the traffic. Arg. Please pray we survive this Friday traffic. He hopes to be at the ocean Saturday night or Sunday!! -Helen Cross Kirk ('62) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Earl Bennett (Gold Medal Class of '63) To: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) Guess I won't see your Bomber license plate holder (nor you mine) as we live about 55 miles south of US 50 in central VA. I really admire your husband's trek, and wonder if I could have handled something that challenging before the arthritis struck. I'm still not quite back to what I would consider full speed since the hip replacement in December, but I'm in better shape than I have been for years, in some ways. I still tire on the gym bike after about 20 minutes, but things are slowly improving. He will enjoy the last stretch from DC to Annapolis and on across the Eastern Shore - pretty flat, but avoid the horrendous automotive traffic Thursday night through Sunday night, if at all possible. Regards, ecb3 - from a beautiful spring day in Reva, VA, where we've had rain 25 of 30 days in May so far, and tomorrow will make it 26 of 31, and I'm giving away lots of asparagus. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Lange ('67) To: Bill Owens ('69) & Vicki Owens ('72) Bill & Vicki, It really saddens my heart to hear we lost another one of our favorite parents on Birch. As you know I always tried to get by to see your Mom whenever in Richland. We enjoyed our talks of the past and she always caught me up on what was happening with you and Vicki. Sorry that I left town a little too early to get back to the Tampa area. I arrived yesterday after a 2 1/2 day marathon drive. I found this little poem in one of my favorite web sites that I would like to share with you and Vicki: Our Second World by A-lepht There's a place up in the sky filled with people we love. It's up where angels fly, It's the heavens up above. The home of our second world Where we will all meet again. So we must remember that Our lives never really end. So when you feel sad and blue And you think you lost all hope, Your loved one's somewhere new, And there's loved ones here to help you cope. My deepest sympathies on your loss and our loss -Mike Lange ('67) ~ Weeki Wachee, FL - near 90's and sunny ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Tami Schuchart Keller ('68) To: Judi Lahrman Wallace ('68) Hi Judy So glad to hear from you - Darrell and I are living in sunny Scottsdale, AZ and loving it here. Where are you now? We ran into a guy somewhere, I can't remember where, who ran into you somewhere. Through your conversation you both figured out that you knew me and he knew Darrell - does all this sound familiar to you or am I crazy? To: Mike Franco ('70) Thank you for your kind words about my Mom and Dad. They were very special and I miss them a lot. Teri was wondering where you are living now. She said you didn't show up for the last class reunion and she knew you would if you could. -Tami Schuchart Keller ('68) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Frank Hames ('69) Re: Dottie Owens (RIP) To: Bill Owens ('69) Bill I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your Mother. I spent a lot of time at your house as a kid and have many memories of her hospitality. Please accept our sincere condolences. -Frank Hames ('69) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for the month. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` April, 2003 ~ June, 2003