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16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 ******************************************** ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/01/03 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 10 Bombers sent stuff: Carol Black ('48), Dick Pierard ('52) Helen Cross ('62), Don Winston ('63) Jim House ('63), Linda Reining ('64) David Rivers ('65), Pat Doriss ('65) Shirley Collings ('66), Nancy Bishop ('69) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Carolyn Roe DeJong ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Roberta Lawrence Montgomery ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kerry A. Steichen ('74) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Carol Black Foster ('48) Re: Stolen Car Last Thursday, my son went out of his office at around 4th and Pine in Seattle to get in his car to go home. The car was gone!! And it is only a 1974 model that he has had forever, of all the possible cars to steal. Anyway I am asking Bombers to call the police if you see it anywhere. It is a: 1974 Saturn SL 2 Midnight Blue License 426 FJL They not only got his car, but his golf clubs in the trunk, a leather jacket, and the keys to his Ford Expedition, along with his name and address, of course. So far there has been no action from the police and it is kinda scary for some car thief to have all your info, especially when you have young children. So any help would be really appreciated. Thanks. -Carol Black Foster, '48 ~ Bellevue, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dick Pierard ('52) I was sorry to read of Bill Dunwoody's ('52RIP) passing. He was a great guy. I fondly remember him from our pick-up football games in the field in back of Pennywise Drug Store. Since none of us were much good at it, these were fun times and no one got hurt. My condolences go out to his family and friends in Richland. -Dick Pierard ('52) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) Well, today may be the day Warren arrives at the Atlantic Ocean and the completion of his trek across the US on Route 50 in 50 Days or Less. It depends on the weather. He is out on US 50 East now, having just left Easton and heading as far as he can get before the thunderstorms hit. He survived the D.C. traffic quite well and enjoyed the day in our nation's capitol, and felt strong enough to go on to Annapolis where I drove him across the Chesapeake Bridge where he got on the bike trail (Maryland l8) until he could legally get back on US 50 all before l0 am this morning!! He is excited about reaching the end of this journey and achieving this goal!! The country and the people have all been wonderful and kind, except for one rude man in Annapolis last night. I told him he was unlike the rest of the Americans I have enjoyed meeting across this great country of ours. It's not the goal, it's the Journey that makes life worthwhile, and it's been a great journey, despite the fact that no one has honked at my Bomber License Plate holder. Helen Cross Kirk, Easton,Eastern Shores, Maryland PS: Thanks for the traffic warning, Earl, but Warren is enjoying a wide shoulder now that he got back on 50, so he's quite safe from all the traffic whizzing by, and perhaps it isn't quite a bad as normal with the bad weather predicted. We felt so fortunate to make it all across Virginia with no rain, as we've read and heard about all your May rain. Warren had great weather his whole trip across that state, as well as all the States. God must have wanted Warren to succeed in making this trip, as he's certainly been blessed with great weather all the way, from the Pacific to the Atlantic Ocean. -Helen Cross Kirk ('62) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Don Winston ('63) Re: More Bomber DNA Jim Hamilton ('63), Nancy Wick Hamilton ('65) and Mary Winston Wymer ('55) are celebrating the arrival of their grandson, Michael James Wymer, born in Seattle around 6:30 PM on May 30th. Jim and Nancy's daughter, Annie Hamilton Wymer, is married to Mary's son Bill Wymer. This makes grandchild #3 (grandson #1) for Jim and Nancy and grandchild #8 (grandson #4) for Mary. Baby, mother and all grandparents are doing great. Thanks to my sisters Mary ('55), with eight grandchildren, Glenda ('53) with thirteen and Liz ('62) with one, I've been blessed to be a Grand Uncle 22 times. -Don Winston ('63) ~ Now living in Roswell, GA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jim House ('63) Re: Airport Security Does any know if the Department of Homeland Security is familiar with Richland Bombers? Has anyone had trouble in airports wearing their Bomber gear? I am getting the Green and Gold section of my wardrobe ready (altered?) for the trip to the Gold Medal Class of '63's reunion in three weeks. I would like to fly in "Cloud" attire but do not want to risk getting diverted to Guantanamo and miss the reunion. Any advice? -Jim House ('63) ~ Houston, TX (where it's....never mind) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda Reining ('64) Re: street names In a housing tract, about 2 miles from my house, is a street with the name, Kennewick Avenue... haven't found any with Richland or Pasco... although, there is a small town? (help me out here, Richard Greenhalgh ('59) called, Richland-Shafter... about 35 miles from my house. -Linda Reining ('64) ~ Bakersfield, CA - was over 100 again yesterday (Friday)... according to the weatherman, it is only be 80 today (Saturday)... will believe it when I feel it! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: David Rivers ('65) Re: B-day Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh yes... it's a special day in the neighborhood... yeah yeah... I know... I've been very lax in my observance of Birthdays... I'd say I'm getting old but that would put Uncle Burt ('59) in a fit of the giggles and while it's good to giggle and fun to laugh, at his age we gotta be careful! This lady was way too sophisticated for me to get up close and personal with my first year of high school... when I was but a lowly sophomore... (According to our own number 32 ('63)... I'm still a lowly sophomore and require his permission to even speak to the '63 girls... let alone hit on them)... I had to admire her from afar... she was my first in a line of a family of beauties that I would come to know and love... Her husband has a collection of Hawaiian shirts that makes my little collection look... uh sophomorish... but hey... we learn from our elders... I don't think that quite came out right... In any event... I hear the girls will be gathering at sister Kathie's ('64) during the reunion so If you don't see this chick at the '63 gathering... be sure and give her a call at Kathie's in June... hey it is June... Lest I forget... I must apologize to Sandy Jones Fishback ('65) for missing her b-day on May 16th... It was on my list of to dos... and there was this band of gypsies... no I've used that before... so now that I'm back on track... HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY BAAAAAAAAAABY... Caroline Roe DeJong ('63)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David Rivers ('65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Pat Doriss Trimble ('65) Re: Dottie Owens (RIP) To: Bill Owens ('69) Like others who knew and loved her, please accept my family's condolences on the passing of your mother, Dottie. She and your dad (Lou - RIP) were dear friends of my parents, Clint and Carol Doriss (RIP) and myself when we danced with the Prairie Shufflers Square Dance Club in Kennewick in the 1960s and 1970s. Your mom always had a smile for everyone she met! She may be gone, but she's certainly not forgotten! God Bless! -Pat Doriss Trimble ('65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) Re: Article on John Clement ('66) TCHerald 25, 2003 As no one else sent this article to you, I think it should appear with the 'famous classmates' section with a link to John's name for the class of ('66). It is a fairly long article, but one that John has earned. -Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Nancy Bishop Maynard ('69) Re: My brother, David Bishop ('67) David had a massive heart attack during the night on the 24th of May. He was taken to Kadlec Hospital where he stayed until he was air lifted to Sacred Heart on Tuesday. He was going to have open heart surgery Thursday but because of problems it was delayed until Monday. David is a member of the VFW in Richland and also owner of Ganzel's Barber Shop which, if I'm not mistaken is the oldest barber shop in Richland. I know that the prayers he has received from friends and family have brought him this far and we would appreciate it if you would remember him in yours also. -Nancy Bishop Maynard ('69) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/02/03 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 12 Bombers sent stuff: Wanda Wittebort ('53), Glen Rose ('58) Dick Nelson ('59) and Laurie Gullickson ('59) Helen Cross ('62), Carol Wise ('64) Dennis Hammer ('64), Andee Creighton ('67) Clark Riccobuono ('71), Roxanne Southard ('71) Barb Belcher ('72), Mary Davidson ('85) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Larry Felder ('69) ******************************************** ******************************************** 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: Wanda Wittebort Shukay ('53) Re: John Clements Article Makes us proud to see an article like this. Great photography. -Wanda Wittebort Shukay ('53) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Glen Rose ('58) Re: Class of '58 Luncheon All Bomber Lunches website The Class of '58 held their June luncheon at West Richland Golf Course Sunday afternoon. Everyone had a good time talking and reminiscing. There was quite a bit of conversation regarding our upcoming 45 Year Reunion. Attending were Barbara Isakson Rau, Sue Garrison Pritchett, Fred Klute, Glen and Carol Rose. We hope to see more people at our July Luncheon. The meetings are always lively and informative. -Glen Rose ('58) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dick and Laurie Gullickson Nelson ('59) Jim, Nancy, and Annie CONGRATS, Dick And Laurie -Dick and Laurie Gullickson Nelson ('59) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) Warren did make it to the Atlantic Ocean about 7:30pm last night!! He did face some hard rain, but except for hearing thunder, and seeing one strike of lighting, the thunderstorms never materialized!! We spent the night hearing the ocean right outside our motel room!! Today he was interviewed for the local paper, and we went to a local Methodist church to share our good news!! The strangest thing happened when we were stopped by the side of Hwy. 50 yesterday (they have great wide shoulders for bicycles here in Maryland): twice when I had stopped to see if Warren wanted to continue in the rain, a car honked at us when they drove by us, the white van and the bicyclist in the yellow shirt!! Right away I wondered if it might be a Bomber!! One car did stop to see if we had broken down, but having done this across US 50 the whole way, I was surprised when 2 cars honked at us in the last 50 miles of our trip!! Warren is elated to have completed his journey. Elated and walking rather slowly. He wanted to get on email to share his good news with some friends who have supported him all the way, and we found a library that is open on Sunday here in Salisbury. This is becoming a rarity, as most libraries are closed on Sunday. I guess I can't quite believe that he did it, and that this goal is met, and the trip is over, except for sorting the pictures. Warren really did have a guardian angel on his shoulder for the 44 days it took to make the trip. We are both thankful that he hung in and survived the trip so well. Well, I now know if I would exercise hard for 6-8 hours a day for the next month and a half, I would lose weight!! It's been a fun experience for us as we are trying to figure out what we want to do in our retirement, other than travel. I'm coming us with travel more as an option. I guess we may have to start considering a motor home of some sort, but I like going into motels (as long as they are clean), and having someone else cook and wash the bathroom, etc. Having visited all the other states (on this trip and others), I have to say, I am still very glad I grew up in Bomberland!! Oh, the very last 2 days of our trip, it got warmer where we were in and around Washington D.C. and on into Maryland, than it was at home. But I think it was warmer at home than it was where we were in all but these last 2 days. Friends of ours told us it was l0l in the Sacramento, CA area last week. Warren was very thankful it had been cool, almost cold when he'd biked there in the latter part of April. He figured that was the narrow window of opportunity to avoid getting scorched in Nevada: late April, and temperatures have showed that to be true. In a few days he hopes to have the complete trip on his website: along with photos. -Helen Cross Kirk ('62) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Carol Wise Roberts ('64) To: Carolyn Roe DeJong ('63) Hi Carolyn, Just wanted to wish you a Happy Birthday. Would have sent this to you personally but we just recently lost our address book. Hope you have a great day! Give me a call sometime when you are in Idaho Falls. -Carol Wise Roberts ('64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dennis Hammer ('64) Re: street names There were some prefabs moved from Richland to Pullman and placed on the WSU campus to be used as married student housing or something. Because of where the prefabs came from two of the streets they were put on ware named Richland and Hanford. They were still there in 1968, but we recently moved our daughter to Pullman to work on her Master's Degree and the prefabs are no longer there. Richland street is still there, but Hanford street is gone. -Dennis Hammer ('64) -- Bomber/Hawk/Coug ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Andee Creighton Mansfield ('67) I was telling my mother about one of the on-going topics I had been reading about in the Sandstorm yesterday, and she asked if I had posted anything about my father's passing on March 9th this year. I told her that it really hadn't occurred to me because I always read, but never write in. I don't know why! My dad, Dave Creighton, was a great guy, and the rock of our family. If any of you remember him, you know what a patient, long-suffering, and all-around great guy he was. He had really been my fall-back guy since my divorce in 1991, and I miss him being here, but feel his support and presence with me still. On the subject of grandchildren, I agree, they ARE great! I have 15 going on 18, but when you have 10 children, the possibilities are almost astronomical! It's great to hear about all the Bomber lives and families. Keep it up! -Andee Creighton Mansfield ('67) ~ Orem, UT - where it's plenty hot for me! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Clark Riccobuono ('71) Re: Bombers Sports Congratulations Bombers. I read the local newspapers here in Puyallup, WA to my delight was quite excited to see the Richland Golf team won the state title. Not that it made headlines here in the Tacoma News Tribune, but it should have. Man good job guys at Canyon Lakes, that is one tough course even if it is in Lion country. I did see a familiar name on the team: Bixler. Gee would this be any relation to the Great "Jim" who led the Bombers golf team (with Cartmell) in '72. I know the answer is yes. Good job, Jimmy.... teaching the son... hope I read about him on the PGA in years to come. Also very good job to the Richland boys soccer team. My dad says they won in a shoot out in Camas. Does anyone know where Camas is? ha ha (Cec). To beat an Undefeated team. Its great to see the East side dominance once again ruling the sports world here in Washington state. Good job Bombers! -Clark J Riccobuono ('71) ~ Puyallup, WA - Sunny and in the 70s, Hard to believe? ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Roxanne Southard Jenkins ('71) To: Kerry A. Steichen ('74) Happy Birthday Kerry and KC. We hope you have a wonderful day dear Brother and KC. We love you both!! Love, -Roxanne Southard Jenkins ('71) and Don Jenkins (NAB) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Barb Belcher Valinske ('72) It's June 1 - only 20 more days until R2K+3!! I know that everyone on the committee is busy working hard to give us a really great reunion. Thank goodness, tho, that I'm not on this committee! Who knows: maybe next year. I'm planning on attending, and I'm dragging along my dad, Phil Belcher ('51), and my daughter, Jennifer Harden ('96). Anyone else going to have three generations in attendance? Should be interesting! Also, I will have Class of '72 30-Year Memory Books ($6.00) with me, so if anyone wants one, just find me in the crowd. -Barb Belcher Valinske ('72) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mary Davidson Coates ('85) Congratulations to the lady Bomber Softball team on taking 3rd in the whole State of Washington at the Softball Championships! Good job Dale Hill on a job well done! Richland should be very proud of the great athletes we have here! -Mary Davidson Coates ('85) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/03/03 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff: Betty Ely ('47), John Northover ('59) Freddie Schafer ('63), Shirley Collings ('66) Sharon Popp ('67), Brad Upton ('74) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mick Mikulecky ('53) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Betty Ely King ('47) Re: Bombers To: Keith Maupin ('47) Your article on the Bomber background was super. I had 10 copies made and my sister, Kathy gave one to the public Librarian. You explained everything so well. I just got back from seeing my brother in Sacramento and he really liked the "Green Bomber 40 shirt and the cap". I took Spudnuts too. Gordie Weir ('47) never did get over to see Pat and me. -Betty Ely King ('47) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: John R. Northover (59) The second SOCAL BOMBER BRUNCHEON will be 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. DATE: 20 July 2003 TIME: 10:00am Please email me if you plan to attend. We had a great turnout for the first Bruncheon. thanks john '59 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Freddie Schafer ('63) 40 years ago on this day I gave cute, perky Ann Engel a ride home from Baccalaureate. Mustered up enough nerve to ask her out, to my shock and joy she said yes. For me it was love at first site, for Ann it took a couple of months and a motorcycle accident for her to realize I was the one. Thanks for taking such good care of me, Ann. Let's have at least 40 more years together. -Freddie Schafer "63" ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) With the east side of the state taking so many trophies, let's not leave out the Lady Falcons Softball team taking 1st place for the State of Washington Championships! Good job Lindsey Tucker and crew on a job well done! Richland should be very proud of the great community of athletes we have here! Peace, -Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) ~ Richland ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Sharon Popp Wise ('67) To: Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) Re: Thanks for posting the article on John Clement ('66). We read the Herald on-line but they dont include these types of articles. I agree with you well-deserved recognition of his work. Whenever we are in the Tri-Cities, my husband and I always try to drop by John's store and see what new pictures he has. We have two pictures (one of Rattlesnake and one of the Columbia) to remind us of home. -Sharon Popp Wise ('67) ~ Peoria, AZ ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Brad Upton ('74) Re: street names In Las Vegas you can stand on the corner of Kennewick Dr. and Spokane Dr. It's just off South Mojave Dr. -Brad Upton ('74) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/04/03 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 12 Bombers sent stuff: Lenora Hughes ('55), Patti Jones ('60) Bob Cross ('62), George Barnett ('63) Joanna Faulkner ('63), Leoma Coles ('63) Carol Cross ('64), Kathy Hoff ('64) Dave Miller ('67), Tami Schuchart ('68) Barb Belcher ('72), Greg Alley ('73) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Heather Ryanne Kozlik ('92) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Lenora Hughes Bejarano ('55) Re: Street names To: Brad Upton ('74) I go by Kennewick Street and Spokane Street every weekday when I take my grand kids to school. They are way off the strip so how did you discover them? Ha. Just kidding. To: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) I have sure enjoyed keeping up with Warren's trek across America and was happy to hear that he made it without incident all the way. What a wonderful feeling of accomplishment he must have! Congratulations on achieving your goal, Warren. -Lenora Hughes Bejarano ('55) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) To: Jim House ('63) Re: Airport Security/Homeland Security My daughter Kimberly Ahrens Booth, who wishes we had moved to Richland when she was young, (she would be an '84wb) works for Homeland Security as a Supervisor at Sea-Tac airport. Nick Nelson ('56) lives close to Kimberly. He had brought a box of "Proud to be a Bomber" shirts back from Richland to be delivered to me. When Nick returned from Richland I happened to be on my way to visit Kimberly and her family so we arranged for him to bring the Sweatshirts and t-shirts to her home. Kimberly had not seen the shirts. I had told her what Nick was delivering. She immediately said she wanted one. I opened it and gave her one immediately. It was like I gave her a world she always wanted. I called Kimberly today to ask if she had worn the shirt and where. She said, "mainly around the house and shopping but wouldn't hesitate to wear it anywhere". I asked her about wearing it in the airport (she is in uniform all the time going to and from the airport). Kimberly said "wearing things like the "Proud to be a Bomber" shirt are not what they are looking for. "Verbal statements are what they are listening for". Plus of course wearing bombs which she didn't say but I knew what she meant because I have listened to her lots since she got hired and went through training. Have I been concerned for my daughter? You bet!! She has handled it all extremely well. I have worn my jacket and shirts with the cloud and the bomb in large crowds. Lots of people have looked but the only thing ever said was "is that from your high school"? I am very proud to wear the cloud and bomb. Always ready to answer any questions. To: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) Re: Warren's bicycle trip across the U.S. Thank you for writing in the Alumni Sandstorm about Warren's bicycle trip and your being with him. So many times you wrote about an area of the country that made me want to see the area. I followed Howard Kirz' ('60) bicycle trip and felt the same way. The little towns always interest me. Couldn't wait for each entry to follow along. Re: R2K+3 To: Class of 1960 Plans have been made with some of our classmates to meet at Las Margaritas restaurant on Friday night at 7pm. If you are interested in joining us please email me so we can put you in for reservations. I'll let Fred Phillips ('60) know how many I hear from as he is calling in the reservation. -Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) ~ Browns Point, WA - The beauty of Western Washington really shines when the sun shines. The warmer weather is truly welcomed. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob Cross ('62) Re: Birthday wish for Helen Cross Kirk ('62) I want to wish my cousin, Helen, a very happy birthday. Helen has brought smiles and happiness to people all over the world and I hope her special days is filled with joy. OK cousin, enjoy this one because the next one is a big one (60). From Bobby, Carol, Allan and Duane (just in case they forgot). -Bob Cross ('62) ~ in warn soon-to-be hot Battle Ground, WA. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: George Barnett ('63) Re: Heading north Rather then send out individual messages to the fellow classmates of '63, I hereby give notice that come Friday the 6th of June, "I'm outta here" Enroute to the 40th reunion of the "gold Medal" class of "63". Sounds like a flour commercial. The skinny home is loaded, and pull toy will get hitched up tomorrow. See ya all there! (I hope) Bye -George Barnett ('63) ~ sunny HOT Tucson - where even the cactus is looking for shade ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Joanna Faulkner Brown ('63) Re: For what it's worth I live in San Jose, CA and there is a street Richland near me, and in the adjacent town Sunnyvale, there is a Kennewick. There's a Pasco also but it is spelled Pascoe. Bomber Cheers, -Joanna Faulkner Brown ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Leoma Coles ('63) To: Fred and Ann Engle Schafer ('63) Congratulations... you two must be a very special couple and it's rare these days to find such adoration! My best to the both of you, Happy 40th! Will see you at the '63 Reunion!! -Leoma Coles ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Carol Cross Llewellyn ('64) To: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) Birthday wishes to my special, loving, caring cousin, Helen!! Happy Birthday, Cuz!! P.S. I know you put all the Cross birthdays in the Sandstorm - didn't you? -Carol Cross Llewellyn ('64) ~ from Beautiful Coastal Washington - Grays Harbor ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Kathy Hoff Conrad ('64) Re: R2K+3 The R2K+3 Gathering is June 21st. That is only two weeks from Saturday. As of today [6/3/03] there are only 20 prepaid registrations. If there is not more interest in the dinner, the food will have to be cancelled. We need to give a head count to the Hanford House by Monday, June 9th so they know how much food to prepare. It will not be possible to pay at the door. So, if you are planning to be there FOR DINNER, send your $20.00 today!!! R2K+3, 2102 Tinkle St., Richland, WA 99352 -Kathy Hoff Conrad ('64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dave Miller ('67) Bombers. My wife and I will be in Tacoma this weekend (6/7 - 6/11) for my niece's high school graduation. This is the part of Tacoma that is next to Federal Way. Stadium High School class of 2003, By chance are any other Bombers going to be there? Let me know. Thanks -Dave Miller ('67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Tami Schuchart Keller ('68) To: Sharon Popp Wise ('67) Hi Sharon It was great to see your name in the Alumni Sandstorm this morning but even nicer to see that we are neighbors - Darrell and I moved to Scottsdale about 18 months ago. I would love to get together with you over some "iced" coffee. To: John Clements (66) Hi John I so enjoyed the article in the Herald about you and your great talent - You and your wife are both very special people - I miss seeing you at the Seattle Show since we've moved and I haven't been home to the Tri-Cities for the last two art shows in the Park - and won't be again this summer - Maybe next summer - If your ever in Scottsdale or the Phoenix area for a show, or pleasure be sure and give us a call - were in the phone book. -Tami Schuchart Keller ('68) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Barb Belcher Valinske ('72) Just a quick note to share with Alumni Sandstorm readers that my dad, Phil Belcher ('51), had emergency gall bladder surgery today, June 3, and is on the road to recovery in the Prosser Hospital. We know all is well because he is already cracking jokes and harassing the nurses! Never fear, I am printing out the Sandstorm daily to share with him. -Barb Belcher Valinske ('72) ~ West Richland - where the wind has stopped and its a beautiful summer evening. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Greg Alley ('73) To: Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) Thanks for writing about Lindsay Tucker and his Hanford girls state championship. He's had a lot of trips to state but finally won it all. Remember, he is a Bomber coaching Falcons. Also, John Clement ('66) is very talented so thanks for mentioning him and his article in the Herald. I live next to his parents' house that they have lived in since 1946 and we do own some of John's photographs. A welcome to Dale Ayotte ('73) to the Sandstorm and I hope to see him and many others this summer at our 30 year reunion. -Greg Alley ('73) ~ The hot summers of Richland are starting early this year. *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/05/03 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 8 Bombers sent stuff: Lenora Hughes ('55), Patti Jones ('60) Richard Trujillo ('62), Carol Converse ('64) Gary Behymer ('64), Sherri Daugherty ('67) Rachal Rudd ('77), RaeLynne Abraham (78) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER LUNCHES 'n OTHER STUFF (in order of appearance) 06/08 - Puget Sound Area Lunch 06/16 - 1940's Ladies and spouses Lunch 06/20 - Girls of '54 Lunch More information: Click the lunch you want to know about. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Lenora Hughes Bejarano ('55) A very happy belated birthday to my good friend and former neighbor, Helen Cross Kirk ('62). Sorry I missed it yesterday, Helen. These senior moments are coming more and more frequently these days. Hope you had a wonderful day. -Lenora Hughes Bejarano ('55) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) Re: Puget Sound Area/Fife Luncheon The Bomber Babes and Dudes No reservations necessary! If you would like you can email me and tell me you will be at the luncheon. 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! Bombers Have Fun -Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) ~ Browns Point, WA - Temps are supposed to be in the 80s tipping off at 90s in places. The wind has kept the temp from feeling that hot. For me the wind can die out as I want the 90s. The sail boat owners are enjoying every bit of the wind. There is a group that race on Commencement Bay in front of my place every Wednesday. Fastest speed going out this evening that I have seen for a while. Will be definitely a short race. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Richard Trujillo ('62) To: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) Helen, I surely enjoyed the entries of Warren's ride across the states. Way to go, Warren. I am sure you had many Bombers cheering and praying for you all the way! The pictures you had in the Sandstorm the other day were fantastic. Do you possibly have any more you could share with us? Almost inspired me to drag my Trek bike out and hit the roads again, but when I checked the temp outside (a warm 107) I decided to wait till fall. *LOL* -Richard Trujillo ('62) ~ Casa Grande, AZ - where the sun is shining constantly and it keeps getting warmer and warmer every day. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Carol Converse Maurer ('64) To: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) Thank you so much for sharing Warren's cross country bike trip with all of us. I certainly enjoyed reading all the places that you were at. You guys were so lucky to have had decent weather along the way. Makes for a more fun trip also. I also enjoyed looking at Warren's website and seeing all the pictures. -Carol Converse Maurer ('64) ~ Eureka, CA - where we've had some very nice weather lately. Fog is back in this morning though. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gary Behymer ('64) The following comes from the gentleman who is selling the Bomber 'warm-up' jacket. Anyone able to provide an answer? "Just Curious, I'm a vintage clothing dealer and my somewhat educated guess dated this piece to about the time you graduated ['64]. Does it look like what the team wore or was it earlier or later?" -Gary Behymer ('64) ~ Now living in Colfax, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Sherri Daugherty Cooper ('67) Re: Hello from San Diego I will miss the R2K+3 as I will be driving to Walla Walla, WA from San Diego, on the 9th for my niece's wedding June 14th. My sister, Karen Daugherty Buchanan ('68), and her husband live in Milton-Freewater... just across the state line from our old formidable enemy the Walla Walla Whatevers. We will be leaving to drive back home on Father's Day, June 15th... can't stay for the reunion, I am sorry to say. We are looking forward to the trip, however, as I haven't been "home" in more than two years. My husband and I will be traveling with my son and his wife, their two little boys, ages 4 and 10 months, and my daughter's oldest daughter, Alyra, age 7. Quite a group! My son's wife has never seen the Northwest, so they are all very excited. I am flying my daughter, her husband and their 2 year old twin daughters to Walla Walla... couldn't quite fit us all in the Expedition! We did have a DVD player installed... and have lots of movies for the kids and myself to watch during the trip!! Ha! I am hoping to have time to make the drive up to Richland... would love to have the kids see my high school... hopefully we can make room in our schedule for it. I'll be thinking of you all and hope you have a fantastic turn out for the R2K+3 this year! -Sherri Daugherty Cooper ('67) ~ Valley Center, CA which is No. County San Diego... it is cool and misting... will summer never arrive and stay???? ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Rachal Rudd ('77) Hi there fellow Bombers! Was reading all the wonderful memories of our teachers from "way back then"! Some teachers stay with ya always and Mr. Jerry LaBreque was one of them A very caring and compassionate human being. When I moved to Europe he kept on writing letters to help me adjust to my new surroundings. I lost contact with him many years ago and would love to see him when I am in the Tri-Cities after 23 years. Does anyone know of his where-abouts????? Please email me if you know anything at all.. -Rachal Rudd ('77) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: RaeLynne Abraham ('78) Well I have been reading the Alumni Sandstorm for some time and have never been able to get an entry sent. I think it is now going to work. I was thrilled to see entries from my old "kick the can" gang... Hey Paul Barber ('76) and Treg Owens ('76). Hello Karen Davis Scheffer ('76)!!! Yes it is true I lived on Tinkle street... down from the Davis family. I used to love to ride my bike down Cottonwood DRIVE and get the cotton fuzz all over me. I am living here in sunny San Diego, CA since graduation. I think about Richland a lot and get home every year or so to see my folks and sister... Ray & Roberta and sister Lesley). Things have changed a lot since I was a kid... extra bridges... more street lights... same dust... and a Wal*Mart!! I remember my Mom calling me to tell me about this wonderful new store that had EVERYTHING. She wanted to know if I had heard of Wal*Mart. Well, they're just about on every corner down here. I just love reminiscing when I read the Sandstorm. Thanks for all the memories. -RaeLynne Abraham ('78) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/6/03 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 8 Bombers sent stuff: Phyllis Cason ('45WB), Dicksy Poe ('50) Dave Brusie ('51), Joe Ford ('63) Sharon Popp ('67), Mike Franco ('70) Karen Davis ('76), Treg Owings ('76) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER LUNCHES 'n OTHER STUFF (in order of appearance) 06/08 - Puget Sound Area Lunch 06/16 - 1940's Ladies and spouses Lunch More information: Click the lunch you want to know about. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Phyllis Cason Rhodes ('45WB) Re: 1944 Columbian I just browsed through the 1944 Columbian "slide show" and saw some of my former classmates. I had to leave before graduation and would love to obtain a 1945 yearbook or see a similar slide show if possible. It was an unforgettable period in my life. -Phyllis Cason Rhodes ('45WB) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [ for the '45 Columbian - look for a link and you can get a CD version of the '45 Columbian there. See also: Columbians Online 1944 thru 1964 (inclusive) Columbians are online - plus parts or all of '66, '68, and '70 Columbians. -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dicksy Poe Creek ('50) To: Phil Belcher ('51) I was sorry to hear about your emergency gall bladder surgery. I hope you have a complete and speedy recovery. It was a privilege to play clarinet in the school band next to such a gentleman. About three years ago, my husband, his son Dan Creek ('71) and I rode the train to Wishram and enjoyed a barbecue served by the locals in a very windy environment. I did not know that you had Wishram residence at that time. Hope you enjoy life in Prosser. To: Maren ('63 & '64) I enjoy the Alumni Sandstorm, especially when there are entries by people who were in high school when I was. I especially enjoy reading Kay Weir Fishback ('37), Dick McCoy ('45, '46, & '02)) entries and other historical letters and photos. Is it time to pay dues? It surely must be, but I have misplaced the address! -Dicksy Poe Creek ('50) ~ Vancouver, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dave Brusie ('51) To: Barb Belcher Valinske ('72) Tell your Dad hello for me, and tell him to lay off the nurses. Oh well! Let him have his fun!!! -Dave Brusie ('51) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Joe Ford ('63) Fellow Richlanders; In regard to Gary Behymer's sharp-eyed tip about the old warmup jersey for sale on eBay. The '63 Columbian doesn't show anyone wearing that number, so here's the question. Who wore #16? -Joe Ford ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Sharon Popp Wise ('67) To: Tami Schuchart Keller ('68) A belated welcome to the valley of the great big hot sun. I've been here 12 years and there's something just not right about 80 weather at 6am!! Love the winters but the summers are way too long. "Iced" coffee definitely hits the spot this time of year but I will have to pass on the invitation - still a working gal. If you and Darrell are still here after 18 months you must also enjoy the desert. Remember when we thought it was hot in Richland. Now we enjoy going home in summer and getting out of the heat. Next time you are home visit John's shop at the Mall. We have always been lucky and found him there. -Sharon Popp Wise ('67) ~ Peoria, AZ ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Franco ('70) Wow, good info from Brad Upton ('74)... taking time off from being funny to inform us that in Las Vegas "you can stand on the corner of Kennewick Drive and Spokane Drive..." Thanks Brad. Lots of Bombers go to Vegas all the time, now they have a great idea on something really interesting to do when they get there. (?) And I thought I was getting boring..... -Mike Franco ('70) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Karen Davis Scheffer ('76) To: RaeLynne Abraham ('78) Hello there stranger. Nice to hear from you. How is sister, Lesley... she was my age, right? I hate this growing old business... I forget a lot of things. I remember you well though... much more outgoing than sister, huh? Yep, I live in Spokane and going home is always fun and relaxing for me. Even though Richland is growing, it is still laid back and relaxing to me... unlike "little L.A." as Spokane is called. We sure have the gang problems up here... I love this time of year in the Tri-Cities however... scorching hot!!! It got to about 80-something here today... but not the same. I was down in San Diego last summer... you can have that place and all the crazy traffic. Nice hearing from the Tinkle Street gang... To: Rachal Rudd ('77) Mr. Labraque is right around the corner from Tinkle Street. He lives next door to my mother's house where Heidi Davis Mortensen (2000) now resides on Symons... first house on the left north of Torbett. -Karen Davis Scheffer ('76) ~ packing for a trip home to Richland tomorrow and smiling from ear to ear ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Karen - how can somebody "reside on Symons" and be "north of Torbett"? Symons is SOUTH of Torbett. Just send the street address to Rachal! -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Treg Owings ('76) To: RaeLynne Abraham ('78) Great to hear from you, RaeLynne. I have fond memories of your family. We use to Christmas Carol to your Dad. We would sing "We wish you a merry Christmas" and continue to sing about "figgy pudding" till your Dad would run us off. Tell your family I said Hi. -Treg Owings ('76) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/07/03 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Mike Clowes ('54), Jack Gardiner ('61) Judy Willox ('61), Rick Maddy ('67) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marguerite Groff Tompkins ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Laurie Hutton ('72) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) To: Marguerite Groff Tompkins ('54) Just wanted to take this time to wish you a Happy Birthday. Now you don't have to show the bartender at the Uptown Tavern that fake ID anymore. Bomber Cheers, -Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) ~ it is 90+ in Albany, OR for the 2nd day in a row and it isn't even summer yet. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jack Gardiner ('61) Re: Spudnuts Too bad I am not in Richland today... no Spudnut for me. Today is June 6th... National Donut Day. Maybe next year. ~Jack Gardiner ('61) ~ San Jose, CA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Judy Willox Hodge ('62) Re: Richland Bombers Souvenir Coin Buy Bomber Stuff website This makes a GREAT graduation gift for any Bomber. Bomber cheers, Judy Willox Hodge ('61) ~ Richland ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Rick Maddy ('67) Re: me no VC Speaking of homeland security during the Vietnam Police Action... I don't know how many Vietnam Vets know about this memorial, or want to for that matter. It was dedicated this last April, 2003. The memorial is an effort to honor both the American and Vietnamese soldiers who fought side by side for the freedom of the people in South Vietnam. Two significant factors: The sculptor, Tuan Nguyen was born in 1963 South Vietnam, saw the fall of Saigon, one failed escape and eventually succeeding in 1988 with getting out. 1991 - 1995, art school in SoCal and his vision of this memorial. And the location. I live about five miles from "Little Saigon" which is in the heart of Westminster, CA. The city of Westminster borders on Huntington Beach. The population of Vietnamese is probably close to the population of all the Tri-Cities. The monument is quite large, very nicely done, long overdue and a place where the Vietnamese people involved in their war can come to with pride and honor. A place where they can remember their families, comrades and American friends lost in the cause. A place that can remind them of a home they may never see again and a place their children may never know. I have read that the fervor over the political strife of Vietnam has been waning due to both aging of the combat vets and "boat people" and the assimilation of the young ones into American society that are too busy trying to figure out what an Alamo is. The hatred of the Communists is still extreme. The Vietnamese fly the flag of old Vietnam all over town. You see it everywhere. I am sure a few would return home to a non-Communist government if given the opportunity, but the Vietnamese Americans are here to stay. If you are ever in Orange County and want to see something quite interesting, to say the least, take a little jaunt down Bolsa off Beach Blvd. in Westminster, CA. You will believe you are in Saigon by the names of the stores with the exception of Donuts and Taco Bell. Stop at one of the large Vietnamese grocery stores, go back to the butcher shop and check out the huge, overcrowded, tanks of live catfish. The hacking and whacking. The smells. The din of a language you cannot distinguish. Few items in the store will be recognizable. Not quite as entertaining as Disney or Knotts, but special for sure. A photo of this memorial is difficult to capture. Here is one. See the big "pot" at the right. This is a Buddhist whatchamacallit, I believe. These pots were very very small and usually had incense burning in them. We came across these bamboo shrine/pagoda type structures twice while I was out in the middle of no where. Both times incense was smoldering and nobody around. Very daunting. I had an emotional breakdown while visiting the memorial and went home to clean my rifle. Very therapeutic... cleaning a rifle. -Rick Maddy ('67) ~ with more useless information in the works. *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/08/03 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 8 Bombers sent stuff: Carol Black ('48), Phil Belcher ('51) Jeffrey Hartman ('59), Susan Erickson ('59) Bill Wingfield ('67), Marcia Wade ('67) Tami Schuchart ('68) Heidi Davis ('00) OR Chris Mortensen ('98)??? PLEASE --- "sign" your Sandstorm entry!!!! ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bill Wingfield ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dyanna Cook Forsythe ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Robert Evans ('89) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marcia Ehinger ('71WB) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Carol Black Foster ('48) Re: Stolen Car Update A Miracle!! My son's car was found in a parking garage not too far from where he works. And everything he had left in it was still there except the key to his Expedition. He is somewhat nervous about that since the car thief has his address. Anyway, the moral to this story is don't haul around stuff that you don't need!! I am also wondering if it is illegal to white out all addresses on registrations, etc. that you need to carry around, just in case. Thankfully, -Carol Black Foster ('48) ~ Bellevue P.S. My grandson somewhat rudely (in my opinion) informed me that there was no such thing as a 1974 Saturn and he was right. It was a 1994 Saturn. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Phil Belcher ('51) To: Dave Brusie (51) I did have some nice looking nurses and a super set of Doctors to take care of me. My wife and I were delighted to find such good service in the small town of Prosser. I didn't feel like chasing any of the nurses around however. To: Dixie Lee Poe ('50) It was nice to hear from you. We lived just up the hill from the train depot (3/4 mile), bought an old '53 farm house out in the middle of nowhere and enjoyed living there for 15 years. We always took in the old train run whenever they occurred. Wish we had known you were there. We spent about an hour that day at the tracks. Concerning the wind, our children always said it didn't blow in Wishram, it sucked. Re: Mosquito Remedy: In line with remembering the DDT trucks and the current West Nile Virus problem; this might work, at least it won't hurt to try it. Pass this on to anyone who likes sitting out in the evening or when they're having a cook out. Here's a tip that was given at a recent gardening forum. Put some water in a white dinner plate and add a couple drops of Lemon Fresh Joy dish detergent. Set the dish on your porch, patio, or other outdoor area. Not sure what attracts them, the lemon smell, the white plate color, or what, but mosquitoes flock to it, and drop dead shortly after drinking the Lemon Fresh Joy/water mixture, and usually within about 10 feet of the plate. Check this out... it works just super! May seem trivial, but it may help control mosquitoes around your home, especially in the South and elsewhere where the West Nile virus is reaching epidemic proportions in mosquitoes, birds, and humans. -Phil Belcher ('51) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jeffrey Hartman ('59) My mother Mary (90 years old) taught for many years first grade at Jason Lee is now in the Hospice program here at Port Townsend. She has a plural effusion of her right lung as a result of her ovarian cancer from last year. She is in a great group home where she is loved and cared for. Yesterday I told her a lot of people were praying for her and she said tell them not to pray too hard because she was ready to go. She has a strong faith and a great attitude. She did appreciate the thoughts from those who emailed when she had her surgery and follow on chemo. I would be happy to read any to her that those who know her might like to send. Regards -Jeffrey Hartman ('59) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Susan Erickson Kuntz ('59) Re: Wenatchee Bomber Luncheon Attention all NCW Bombers!! Rick Maddy ('67) will be coming through Wenatchee the 18th and 19th of July. There will be a lunch get- together on Saturday, the 19th, 11:30 a.m. at the Wenatchee Roaster and Ale House, downtown Wenatchee. Hope we can have a good turnout and show Rick our hospitality. -Susan Erickson Kuntz ('59) ~ Wenatchee's in the 90s and it sure feels good! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bill Wingfield ('67) Re: NEED BOMBER HELP re: DOE Workers Comp Program I need some help for my dad, Truman Wingfield, back there in Richland. Many of you Bombers know him and my mom Carol, as they have been residents since 1947. I believe he is getting the run around. He has a terminal disease called pulmonary fibrosis, which is fibrosis of the lungs. If the Doctors had said it's from Asbestos or Berilium, he would of qualified for the DOE program that compensates workers at DOE sites. The doc he has seen so far says he doesn't believe it's from Asbestos or Berilium, but he doesn't know what it's from. My dad worked for many years out at Hanford as an electrician. I think we need a little legal help, or at least some advice. Any Bomber out there that has had experience with this? I would sure appreciate a response. -Bill Wingfield ('67) ~ Augusta, GA - Heading up to god's country, Richland, WA this next thurs 6/12 for a few days with the family. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Marcia Wade Hausenbuiller ('67) Re: Rick Maddy's ('67) picture Rick, Thanks for the picture and your reflections on the immigrants and their status in this country. I've come to know several Vietnamese people thru the years, and done some reading on the country and it's history. They are a hardy and resourceful people over all, and their history is truly a sad one. Thanks again for sharing! -Marcia Wade Hausenbuiller ('67) ~ Beautiful, HOT, down town Richland - where at least it's still cooling off a bit late in the evening and thru the night! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Tami Schuchart Keller ('68) To: Sherri Daugherty Cooper ('67) Hi Sherri - Please tell your sister Karen "Hi" from me and congratulations on her daughter's marriage. Karen and I are good friends from High School and I remember you also. Have a great trip - it sounds so fun - Love to all of you, To: Sharon Popp Wise ('67) Sharon - Where do you work? Yes, we do love the Desert and the heat - the 110 feels wonderful when you've lived in Seattle for 15 or so years and your bones never got warmed. But I must admit, my favorite place in the world to be is the Tri-Cities, isn't that strange? Well, Hawaii is my favorite place to be but that is not quite fair to compare the rest of the U.S. to Hawaii. Good hearing from you, thanks for responding - Love, Tami -Tami Schuchart Keller ('68) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Heidi Davis Mortensen ('00) OR Chris Mortensen ('98)?? To: Rachael Rudd ('77) Re: Location of Mr. LaBreque Karen Davis Scheffer ('76) meant Alder not Symons. He is my next door neighbor, and still a very pleasant person!! -Heidi Davis Mortensen ('00) OR Chris Mortensen ('98)?? *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/09/03 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: David Rivers ('65), Patricia de la Bretonne ('65) Brent Van Reenen ('67), Mike Lemler ('72) Rachael Rudd ('77) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: David Rivers ('65) Re: "Big sister" birthday Oh yeah... another birthday... .she was one of those big sisters and I was just a little kid over at Spalding back then. Her little sister, Nina ('65) was in my class and I spend a lot of time over at their house... but I was just a little kid in the way and she was soooooooooooooo grown up... and now it's her day... HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO PATTI JONES AHRENS ('60)!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David Rivers ('65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patricia de la Bretonne ('65) To: Heidi Davis Mortensen ('00) or Chris Mortensen ('98) Mr LaBreque was my second year French teacher at Col Hi. Please give him a greeting from me and tell him I remember him fondly. Thanks, -Patricia de la Bretonne ('65) ~ in hot Seattle ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Brent Van Reenen ('67) To: Sherri Daugherty Cooper ('6) Sherry, If you could let us know when you will be in the area. Susan and I would love to come down and chat with you if you would have some spare time. Let me know and I will be there with bells on *LOL* My divorce was final in May and I am feeling less stress than I have in 30 years. I will be visiting the Tri-Cities often and if you know when you might be able to spring free for a few hours we will drive down from Wenatchee to meet you. -Brent Van Reenen ('67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Lemler ('72) To: Bill Wingfield ('67) I just received information on the Medical Screening Program for Hanford workers. If your Dad hasn't had a physical through the screening program, he can call the screening program at 1-800-866-9663, and schedule an exam. There is also the: Hanford Building Trades Medical Screening Program 824 West Lewis St. Suite 115 Pasco, WA 99301-5561 Phone: 1-509-543-2090 Toll free: 1-800-365-7161 Fax: 1-509-543-2095 This is for the construction trades, and if your Dad worked in production, or Metal Trades, he can contact: Kathy Koons, Research Study Coordinator 1-800-419-9691 If they find that your Dad has received his illness due to his work at Hanford, the Energy Employees occupational Illness Compensation Program, a program administered by the Department of Labor may approve a lump-sum payment of $150,000 and medical benefits for the covered illness. If you need any other information about these programs, contact the: Energy Employees Compensation Resource Center 1029 N. Kellogg Street Kennewick, WA 99336 (509) 783-1500 Toll free: (888) 654-0014 Telephone Interviews are available Hope that helps steer you in the right direction. -Mike Lemler ('72) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Rachal Rudd ('77) To: Karen Davis Scheffer ('76) Thanks so much for the information on Mr. Labreque! I will be able to find his address, I hope! Karen, could you let him know, seeing as he is your neighbor, that "TULIPS" is coming to town. He will remember and get a kick out of that term. He used to call me that because of the fact that I came from Holland. Looking forward to my trip and seeing all of you again. Groeten uit Holland...... -Rachal Rudd ('77) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/10/03 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 10 Bombers sent stuff: Dave Brusie ('51), Phil Belcher ('51) Tom Hughes ('56), Mike Brady ('61) Helen Cross ('62), Frank Osgard ('63WB) Don Andrews ('67), Stu Osborn ('71) Diane Carpenter ('72), Larry Davis ('80) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER LUNCHES (in order of appearance) 06/16 - 1940's Ladies and spouses 06/20 - Girls of '54 06/20 to 06/22 -- Class of '63 - 40 year reunion More information: Click the lunch you want to know about. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dave Brusie ('51) To: Phil Belcher ('51) Sounds like they took care of you very well in Prosser. Hope your recovery was fast and of course successful. -Dave Brusie ('51) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Phil Belcher ('51) To: Bill Wingfield ('67) I was sorry to hear about your Dad. I worked with Truman during the late '60s and have many fond memories of that time. Give him my best regards. I also plan on obtaining a screening with the information that Mike Lemler ('72) posted. Thanks Mike. -Phil Belcher ('51) ~ Staying in and keeping cool in Prosser. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Tom Hughes ('56) Re: June Puget Sound Lunch All Bomber Lunches website We had a great get together in Fife this month. Paul ('49) and Kathy Phillips are back from the Southwest and it was great to see them and talk about their Arizona adventures. Allan Avery ('54) found us and brought his wife, Merry, along. Lots of memories about mutual friends. Irl French ('51) and Jim McDougal ('57) were there along with Larry Mattingly ('60), Patti Jones Ahrens ('60), Agnes Hughes (spouse), Jessica Blessing and Tom Hughes ('56). For some reason the picture I took of Jim did not come out, sorry Jim. -Tom Hughes ('56) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Brady ('61) Re: Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation I applied to be compensated under the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Act when it was first announced a few years ago. My father had a documented exposure to radiation while working at Hanford. Eight months later died of cancer. A "smoking gun" if there ever was one. I submitted the required paperwork and heard nothing. I called them and they said that all the paperwork was complete and they would call me for an interview. A year went by and still no word. I called them again and they told me the same thing. It's been almost 3 years and I haven't heard a word. If your waiting... don't hold your breath! -Mike Brady ('61) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) Greetings as I sit looking out on the little lake in back of our house. As we are still getting lots of rain, all is lush and green with a few hardy flowers that managed to survive my neglect while we were on the bicycle trip. After having some company on Friday night, we are sort of relaxing around the ole home front. We are off to a wedding in Pittsburgh this coming week-end, and still haven't quite decided what other trips to take: possibly a mission trip to Costa Rica with a local church. I also hope to fit in going to NYC to see some theater with Carol Rice Forister ('62). And I expect to be back in Washington state to see my mother and other relatives at the Cross Family picnic in August, which unfortunately won't be the same weekend as the Bomber one planned in the Vancouver area. And I want to go and visit our oldest son who is working up at Priest Lake in Idaho, so I'm hoping to drop by and see Sue Elliott Holman ('62) who also lives in that beautiful part of the world. I want to thank everyone for the birthday greetings. I can't believe how old I am, but if I add 20 years to my age now, I've got to get checking off my list of things I want to do NOW!! Yes, Carol, I sent in the names of all the Cross alums birthdays, except I don't know Cameron's (2002) so you'll have to get that one. Can't believe Cameron is old enough to be an alumni!! -Helen Cross Kirk ('62) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Frank Osgard ('63WB) I'm shocked, SHOCKED, make that surprised, shocked and not too severely disappointed that no one made notice of the importance of Saturday, the 7th of June. It was forty years ago last Saturday (Saturday, being the 7th of June) that I, Frank Osgard, was guilty of a social indiscretion, the likes of which I hope have never been repeated. Having not exactly graduated (too many Crafts and not enough English credits will do that) with the Gold Medal Class of '63, I was "posing" as a graduate on our class party onboard the luxurious Columbia Queen. The Chessmen were rocking out down below in the "Ballroom", dun dun dun dun dun dun dun dun dun dun and the gay repartee of the most recently commenced was flowing in quantities exceeded only by the Popov Vodka, Bourbon Supreme and my ill advised choice for the night of Sloe Gin and warm Hires root beer. Not having a date, relegated me to the Boiler Room, really it was the boiler room, to drown my disappointment of being denied the blue robe and tassel of a future alumnus. The heat, the constant rocking of the earlier mentioned flagship of the Columbia Basin, a sudden urge for fresh air, a slippery dance floor, too many people and the rest is history. Forty years of wearing that hair shirt, but I'm looking forward to our reunion in a couple of weeks. I'm thinking catharsis, but will settle for a lot less. Please don't mention it around the current Frau Frank, she's a Sunday School teacher type who thinks I missed graduation because of the Chicken Pox. Whose idea was that boat trip anyhow? It had to have been either Kenny Wright or Cappy Haines, who I understand will only be a spectator from up above. Frank p.s Maybe it was already the morning of the 8th and that's why everyone forgot -Frank Osgard ('63WB) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Don Andrews ('67) Re: Happy Belated Birthday To: Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) I hope you had a great day. You are such an anchor to the West Side Bombers (west of the cascades that is) with the luncheon organizing, the "Proud to be a Bomber" gear, and your ever presents on the Sandstorm. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, PATTI!!! To: Bill Wingfield ('67) Sorry I didn't get this in Sunday's Sandstorm but I hope you had a great day on Sunday planting Christa's new plants and extending the sprinkler system to water them. I'll send an e-mail to mom and dad to get them started in the cyber world. Sorry we won't be able to get together on your June trip home but I see you in August. See y'all soon brother Billy. Bomber Cheers -Don Andrews ('67) ~ Ridgefield, WA (14 miles north of Vancouver) after 98 4 days in a row in which we put up 25 ton of hay, WHEW, 74 today. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Stu Osborn ('71) Ah, Mr. LaBreque... So happy to hear he's still alive and well and living in Richland. One of my all-time favorite teachers for sure because of his sharp wit and excellent sense of humor, although not sure if I'd be classified as one of his favorite students. That's another story but one thing is for sure, because of his repetitive pronunciation regimen in the classroom, I still remember how to pronounce at least three French sentences today, including, "My name is...", "How are you?" and "Are your parents well?" ("Jumapelle Stu Osborn", "Comon-tally vu? and "Esca ta para, von bien?") Impressed? Tulip, when you look up Mr. LaBreque, please tell him that his teachings LIVE ON...!!! Re: Cool Desert Nights Say, when is the 2003 edition of "Cool Desert Nights" being held this year? [Stu--Same Week end as R2K+3 -- that's 6/19-21... See ya there! -Maren] Last year we had a "fab-u-louse" time listening and street dancing to the timeless music of the Kingsmen after watching those '50's and '60's cars parade and park near "the Fingernail". Would definitely hole up at the Hanford House for that again this year... Re: Bleacher Bums And if any the '69ers, '70sters or '71ers are interested, I've scanned a couple of black and whites I snagged from the Sandstorm office in Mac Hall in 1970 of the astonished Girls Pep Club and their "Bleacher Bum" counterparts in Art Dawald Gym during a basketball game showing their consternation over a bad call, probably from one of those good, honest, "20-20 vision" zebras on duty that night. (Could even have been the late Rod Marcum) But I think those BBs are yelling [something unprintable -Ed].... YESSIREE!!!!" (I know that was the blood-curdling yell that always garnered a chuckle from the crowd because I screamed it myself on more than one occasion.) A couple of months ago, I sent that pic to Dennis Strege ('71) to include on the '71 RHS web site, but it must have gotten lost in cyberspace somewhere... All for now, -Stu Osborn ('71) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Diane Carpenter Kipp ('72) Re: Alternate form of mouse Hi All, I have developed a hand problem, due to excessive mouse use evidently. I have looked at alternate forms of mouse-life on-line, but there's never enough information to make a decision. Has anyone out there ever used a foot operated mouse? Or any other type? The finger pad type like on a laptop? Any recommendations or advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks. -Diane Carpenter Kipp ('72) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Larry Davis ('80) Re: Hamstring Pull Alright all you Bomber athletes, sports injury professionals and/or doctors, I need your help. My youngest daughter, Amanda (12), just pulled her hamstring while performing a dance routine on stage this weekend. She's OK, but we need to get her back on the rehab road ASAP. Luckily, with the end of the school year, she has a two-week break between her next dance session (she dances at Cornish in Seattle and was just awarded a dance scholarship). Yeah! She is currently on ice treatment (minimum of 48 hours). After that I was considering alternating hot/cold (ice massage) for stimulation prior to any activity together with a wrap. Do any of you have suggestions regarding the treatment, length of rehab time (remember Edgar Martinez -Mariners) or other information/contacts the would be beneficial. I remember many years ago, prior to my Junior year & football season "two a days", tearing my hamstring very badly. I had a water-skiing incident during a dock start. Steve (Bo) Miller ('79) was driving the boat...? It took a great deal of time (over six months as I recall) before everything felt like normal. Have any of you had similar injuries? What was the length of your rehab? I look forward to any help. Thanks, -Larry Davis ('80) ~ Kent, WA *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/11/03 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 10 Bombers sent stuff: Jim McDougal ('57), Jay Siegel ('61) MaryMike Hartnett ('61), Ed Wood ('62) Jeanie Hutchins ('62), David Rivers ('65) Sharon Popp ('67), Fran Teeple ('68) Jamie McDevitt ('81), Jennifer Hanigan Diebel ('93) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jim McDougal ('57) Re: Prayers for Nila Many of the regular readers of the Alumni Sandstorm will remember "The Gulleys" that used to live at 900 Cottonwood Drive (that's at the corner of Lee Blvd. and Cottonwood Drive). Mr. Gulley (Al) and Mrs. Gulley (Nila) lived there for a long time and raised their six kids - Marilyn ('54), Bob ('56), Donna ('58), Patty ('60), Susan ('66) and Steve ('69)- and probably 50 or more other ragamuffins indigenous to the area. I married into the family (being lucky enough to snag Patty when her guard was down and getting her to say "Yes" in spite of all she knew about me) and have been lucky enough to be one of the family for over 41 years now. We lost dad (Al) in 1970 but have been lucky enough to have mom (Nila) still around and kicking (she was 89 in March, and as the English say "She's a tough old bird"!!!). Early yesterday morning, mom (Nila), was admitted to Kadlec Hospital in Richland with some problems. She had surgery yesterday afternoon to repair a herniated bowel and appears to be doing OK at this point. This coming only 2 weeks after she had a pacemaker put in has left her a little on the weak side. If you feel inclined, say a prayer for her, she can use all the help she can get. She could probably also use some cheering up. Anybody who would like to say "Hi" to her, send her a card, flowers, etc. could contact either Bob, who lives out in the old Badger Canyon area, or Steve, who lives in West Richland to see if a hospital visit is OK, and/or to get a room number. -Jim McDougal ('57) ~ In rainy Renton, WA! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jay Siegel ('61) For the Class of 1961 I have finally recovered from two viruses and a hacker and the class website renovation has been completed. Take a look at Check the roster for the correct email address and send in any changes. Clear, blue skies and warm, gentle breezes -Jay Siegel ('61) ~ Polsbo, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: MaryMike Hartnett Peters ('61) To: Class of '61 Ladies Re: Potluck Picnic We are having a Potluck Picnic for our get-together this summer. Thursday, July 17, 2003, at Leslie Grove Park in Richland. Because of possible extreme heat, plan to gather at park at 10:30am. Bring your own 'grillable' and a dish to share. We can stay and visit as long as we want, and no one will ask us to "keep the laughter down, please"............ Hope to see lots of our gals there! Please email me if you plan to join us. Grills, plates, napkins, cups & utensils provided. -MaryMike Hartnett Peters ('61) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ed Wood ('62) Re: Mouse Alternatives To:Diane Carpenter Kipp ('72) Repetitive motion injuries can be quite debilitating, so I hope you're taking action before it's too serious. When configuring a manufacturing operation where repetitive motion injuries are a possibility, we ensure the job design permits changing positions at least every 20 minutes or so, to prevent the problem. I was surprised when visiting an old bobbin mill in the Lake District of England last month to learn they used the same principle back then, for the same reason. That was an old factory powered by a c. 1850 steam engine, drive shaft, and leather belts! An infrared mouse enables you to readily move the mouse to various positions frequently, to prevent the stretching that sometimes occurs with mouse use. It doesn't require a special mouse pad, so you can even operate it quite well over your trouser leg, for example. Using the thumb, rather than the forefinger also helps. For intensive mouse applications, I've been quite pleased with the Wacom Intuos 2 4x5 tablet. It uses a pen, rather than finger pressure on the pad, and proximity, rather than touch to navigate. I use it for Photoshop where use of a mouse would be painful after awhile. I have it connected simultaneously with my mouse, so I can go back and forth between the two devices, to follow the 20 minute rule, above. You can learn more about it at The other approach is to get a life! Get off the computer and go outside to enjoy the world. That's a lot more fun, though perhaps a bit less productive. Good luck! -Ed Wood ('62) ~ Lakewood, CO ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jeanie Hutchins Simon ('62) To: Bill Wingfield ('67) Hi Bill, Please know that our family's love, thoughts and prayers are with your Dad, Truman, and also with all your family. You know how very special they are to us. From experience, I recommend that Truman get, at the least, a second opinion ~ perhaps, a doctor in Seattle. I just called and talked with a neighbor of Ruthann's ('58) in Richland. This past year, their doctor in Richland sent them to a doctor at Virginia Mason Hospital in Seattle, when it was thought that their son had Cystic Fibrosis. It was found by the doctor at Virginia Mason that he has something serious, but less serious than CF. If you or your folks would like to talk to her, let me know and I will send you her telephone number, as she would be happy to talk with you. At the least, if another doctor's diagnosis did relate your Dad's Pulmonary fibrosis to Asbestos or Beryllium it would be worth it. From 1950 to 1985, I had 14 major surgeries done in different Seattle Hospitals. I was first sent to Children's Hospital by our excellent Richland doctor, at age seven. I've always been very grateful for that and I strongly recommend second opinions. In 1999, when I had my Pulmonary embolism, if it weren't for my doctor here, calling in a Pulmonary Specialist, I'd been gone by that evening. After two days of not being expected to live, I turned the corner ~ Thank God! Of course, your family will know what is best for your Dad. Please give both your folks a hug from me. -Jeanie Hutchins Simon ('62) ~ Bellingham, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: David Rivers ('65) Re: Can't wait! Oh, man, oh, man, oh, man... it's almost here... I can feel it in my bones... Time for the '63/All Class/ '65ers get together... oh jeeeeez this just gets me going... ain't been home in a whole year and I don't like being away that long... I know that the '63 40th has registration around 5pm on Friday and I just wanna make sure everyone remembers that ALL classes and class members and Wanna Be's and Wish I wuz's and coulda beenz and If only Officer Stout hadn't thrown me in the klink two days before graduation's are invited to Las Margarita's behind the downtown at 7:30 PM, Friday night, June 20th... for some fine eats and conversation (BYOM... bring your own money)... Also... for those interested... we'll be havin' a party at Lyman Powell's ('65) over near Stevens and Van Giesen after Las Margarita's... I assume he remembers we're having a party... anyway, his folks aren't home so shouldn't be a problem! The mention of Cappy Haines ('63RIP) [6/10 Sandstorm entry] from Frank Osgard ('63WB) brought back some fun memories... remember one night we were all out in his '61 convertible... trying to jump up in the air and hit the ground running while the car was moving... I got the bright idea it would be a real challenge to try stepping out of the passenger side and run... wow, even at very slow speeds that doesn't work well... not sure he ever got all the blood out of the seat covers... I think my scars are beginning to fade... a little... See you all in two weeks! -David Rivers ('65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Sharon Popp Wise ('67) To: Tami Schuchart Keller ('68) Tami I work in the area of 44th Street and Thomas - a mere 75 minute drive each morning and each evening with Arizonas finest drivers. If you ever get down to this part of town let me know and I'll give you directions. -Sharon Popp Wise ('67) ~ Peoria, AZ ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Fran Teeple Wolf ('68) Re: Mr. LaBreque I've watched the entries in the Alumni Sandstorm concerning Mr. Pierre LaBreque fondly. I also took French classes from him and he was one of my favourite teachers. I don't know how he stood having me in his classes. I sat in the front row and ate sunflower seeds, piling the empty shells on the left upper corner of my desk. Then I started eating oranges in class - they were very pungent! I was a disruption, certainly, albeit a quiet one. His patience was extraordinary - very seldom did he ever say anything. And he was an excellent French teacher. I liked him enough to ask him to sign my senior annual. He wrote "You were different, Pierre LaBreque". What do you think that meant? Bomber Cheers -Fran Teeple Wolf ('68) ~ Spokane - where it's 78 and everything in the rock garden is in bloom. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jamie McDevitt ('81) Re: Alternative mousing devices To: Diane Carpenter Kipp ('72) I too have had problems from excessive mousing. I'm a bit embarrassed to admit it as I am an ergonomics/ human factors professional! Just goes to show CTDs (cumulative trauma disorders) don't discriminate. Anyhow, I found an alternative mousing device that I (and others where I work) have been very pleased with. Check out the Contour RollerMouse I do a lot of computer work (mostly Visual Basic programming) and use my mouse a lot. It took me no more than a day or two to get use to the new RollerMouse. I've also started using more keyboard shortcuts and taking more frequent breaks and doing stretches and exercises for the hand/wrist/arm (actually practicing what I preach). The discomfort and pain has all gone away. Hope this helps. Re: Mr. LaBreque I have fond memories of Mr. LaBreque. I will never forget this particular moment. It was first period, Monday morning (fall 1981). One of our classmates and a good friend of mine Todd Merrill (RIP, would have been class of '81) was killed in a car accident over the weekend. The desks in Mr. LaBreque's classroom were in a semicircle and Todd and I sat toward the back of the room next to one another. It was so very sad sitting in my seat and having Todd's seat empty that morning. I think the configuration of the desks made it especially obvious that someone was missing. Mr. LaBreque started class by mentioning our loss and suggesting we take a couple of minutes in silence to say a quick Our Father or whatever. The class spent a couple of minutes in silence after which class started and continued as normal. His actions were so simple but they had a very comforting effect - I remember it like it was yesterday. -Jamie McDevitt ('81) ~ Hopkinton, MA - where we're seeing the sun for the first time in a long time and the temperature is suppose to get to the low 80s today. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jennifer Hanigan Diebel Moore ('93) To: Diane Carpenter Kipp ('72) Re: Alternate form of mouse Diane, If your hand isn't too far gone, there are steps to take. First off, the problem isn't excessive mousing, it's incorrect form. At JoAnn's , in the notions department you can get the hand-ez (sp?) glove that is used for needlepoint, etc., it gives support to the hand and wrist and helps to maintain proper form. [ - I couldn't find the glove. -Maren] Start with your posture... by the way (as I sit here with one foot up on the chair next to mine, leaning back and resting my wrists on the keyboard holder--I'm asking for carpal tunnel). I hope you have had a chance to talk with your doctor and perhaps explore physical therapy, or at least talk to someone with more knowledge than myself. Also, try switching to the other hand. It'll take a bit, but I've been able to do it, due to having a left- handed grandmother with computer problems that needed fixing. You can re-set your mouse so that the buttons are reversed, or leave it as-is. Also look into the mouse that sits still and you move the ball with your thumb. With a good mouse pad, with gel wrist support, you might get good results. This is what my step-mom does. Hope your hand and arm feel better soon! -Jennifer Hanigan Diebel Moore ('93) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/12/03 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 10 Bombers sent stuff: Larry Christenson ('54), Mike Clowes ('54) Jeffrey Hartman ('59), Lola Heidlebaugh ('60) Tami Schuchart ('68), Dennis Strege ('71) Diane Carpenter ('72), Karen Davis ('76) Rachal Rudd ('77), Monique Mangold ('80) ******************************************** ******************************************** ANNOUNCEMENT: R2K+3 ALL BOMBER REUNION Come mingle with friends from all classes... DATE: Saturday, June 21, 2003 WHERE: Richland Red Lion Courtyard (The old Desert Inn location) TIME: 6:30pm TO ?? FOOD: Buffet Dinner, $20.00 ($25.00 at the door). PRE-REGISTER by sending $20.00 to: R2K Reunion, 2102 Tinkle, Richland, WA 99352 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Larry Christenson ('54) Re: Mike Brady's ('61) Entry 6-10 I to have filled out the reams of paper work required by the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation group and like you, was told me "Time was of the essence" apparently isn't true. I even had to sign another permission for release form because time had run out on the first one. My father had half his tongue removed while still at the good old site. Can we prove that was caused from being out there and receiving those doses of radiation? Prove no. I leave the rest to you and those still waiting to hear what has been decided. Good luck to all. -Larry Christenson ('54) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) Re: Bomber Warm-Up Jacket on E-Bay Bidding has closed on this item. The lucky winner is "Scottmxt", just one of three bidders (including "RichalndBomber1964"). And the price: $26.63, plus shipping and handling. Bomber Cheers, -Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) ~ it has cooled off in Albany, OR, with rain in the forecast. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jeffrey Hartman ('59) Sorry to report that my mother, Mary Hartman lost her battle with cancer and passed away on June 10. She was a great mom and friend and will be missed. Thanks to those who sent their prayers and thoughts. She was ready to go to God. I told her the day before she died that their were a lot of people praying for her and she said "Tell them to not pray too hard" Regards, -Jeffrey Hartman ('59) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Lola Heidlebaugh Bowen ('60) Re: Small world I was driving on 117th here in Vancouver this evening when a car started following me. Well - actually he was following the Bomber license plate holder. When I turned in to our street - he kept following. A little farther along he honked his horn - and when I looked over - there was another Bomber! Seems that another class of '60 Bomber lives in our area - nice visiting with you, Tom Hunt! Hope you can make the August 3 picnic at Battle Ground Lake State Park. Aren't those Bomber license plate holders great?! [Buy Bomber Stuff website] Re: Portland/Vancouver/Corvallis/Puget Sound Picnic DATE: Sunday, August 3, 2003 WHERE: Battle Ground Lake State Park - like last year! NOTE: There is a $5 per car fee to get in the Park -Lola Heidlebaugh Bowen ('60) ~ Vancouver, USA - where it's just right! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Tami Schuchart Keller ('68) To: Sharon Popp Wise ('67) Hi Sharon I will be sure and look you up next time I'm in that area of Phoenix - which is not often, but from time to time in my adventures around the town. I look forward to seeing you. -Tami Schuchart Keller ('68) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dennis Strege ('71) Where were you in (well.... not '62 this time) '71? See what was going on at the improved "The Year Was - 1971" Web page: -Dennis Strege ('71) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Diane Carpenter Kipp ('72) To: Ed ('62), Jennifer ('93), Jamie ('81), and all those who sent personal replies Thank you so much! The information is VERY helpful. I told my husband that I was sure that asking the alumni would be a great way to get good information. I'm printing all notes out for reference. I see a doctor (specialist) today, and a physical therapist as soon as I remember to make an appointment, so will have a better idea of where I'm at - I think I'm still in the early stage of the problem, and hope to nip it in the bud. Thank you all again. -Diane Carpenter Kipp ('72) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Karen Davis Scheffer ('76) To: Larry Davis ('80) Hey, I can't help you on the injury, but how sweet to see your name amongst the old Bombers. I used to love watching you play as you grew up around us. We sort of told everyone when you did good that you were kinfolk to us. -Karen Davis Scheffer ('76) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Rachal Rudd ('77) Re: "77" mini reunion Hey all you 77 bombers out there! Where are you all???? Since I will be coming to the USA for the All Bomber reunion I would love to see as many of you as I can... Let's arrange to get together for a mini - reunion! Tell our friends that don't read the Alumni Sandstorm and let's party! P.S. I am looking for Andy Romanelli ('77). I heard that he is living in the Seattle area with his family and I would love to know how is doing. High school sweetheart... ya know! Groeten uit Holland -Rachal Rudd ('77) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Monique Mangold Beaucour ('80) Re: Monsieur Pierre Labreque I'm proud to be Monsieur Labreque "cousin"... for him being French Canadian and me being French. I had him as contemporary history teacher... he gave me an A+ for a report about the war in Afghanistan. Spending the year in your nice Richland I was getting a few newspapers regularly from France. So I had the chance to get another point of view... That was one thing but I'm pretty sure (even if my grades were not so bad for a Frenchy) that what "made it" is that I wrote it in French!!! By the way I loved Stu Osborn's ('71) French entries... Monsieur Labreque gave me a pin of the red Canadian leaf, I still have it and is now one of my son's pins collection. The pins fashion is over now but in France at this time we didn't have them yet... I went to Canada and particularly to Quebec last year and did think about him... -Monique Mangold Beaucour ('80) ~ Jussecourt (region of Champagne) France where it is very hot this year! *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/13/03 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 12 Bombers and 1 Death Notice today: Mike Clowes ('54), Audrey Eberhardt ('61WB) Ed Wood ('62), Deedee Willox ('64) Patti McLaughlin ('65), Len Rediske ('66) Clark Riccobuono ('71), Vic Marshall ('71) Mike Davis ('74), Kim Edgar ('79) Jim Barnett ('80), Larry Davis ('80) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER LUNCHES (in order of appearance) 06/16 - 1940's Ladies and spouses 06/20 - Girls of '54 06/20 to 06/22 -- Class of '63 - 40 year reunion 06/21 - R2K+3 August 3 - Portland/Vancouver/Corvallis/Puget Sound Picnic More information: Click the lunch you want to know about. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) Re: Club 40 Week End Just wanted to remind those who have not yet sent in their registration to do so. Almost the middle of June which means September isn't far away. And, if you are interested in getting in on the Golf Tournament, please get those entry fees to Ginger Worford Rhodes. Her address may be found at the Club 40 Website (right, Maren?) [No, Bob... it's not there. Ginger doesn't have email and her maiden name is spelled Warford -Maren] which is: then click on the schedule of events page. [There's no "schedule of events page"... there IS an "Activities page". -Maren] Bomber Cheers, Bob (Mike Clowes) Carlson '54 - still waiting for the rain the Weather Channel keeps promising. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Audrey Eberhardt Mathews ('61WB) Re: Picture I ran across this picture not long ago, and wondered if anyone else remembered this event. I had forgotten it until I saw the picture. Another disappointment for me is to realize my picture is not in the junior class in the 1960 yearbook. I was so sure it was there. Oh well, life has continued on. -Audrey Eberhardt Mathews ('61WB) ~ In central Georgia where the summer pattern has started... 90 heat and afternoon thunderstorms. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Picture didn't come through. -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ed Wood ('62) Re: A Bomber Author For those who enjoyed Fred Van Patten ('62) on stage at Col Hi, you'll relish his latest book, "Midsummer's Tale: A Romantic Comedy". The setting is in his favorite world - the stage, the characters are at least slightly outlandish, and the story is fulfilling. This is not the 'noir' style of his last tome, and is a fun read. It's on and likely other places as well. -Ed Wood ('62) ~ in Lakewood, CO - where we have simultaneous drought and floods ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Deedee Willox Loiseau ('64) To Dennis Strege ('71): Re: Where were you in '71? Thanks for the website. I logged on and thoroughly enjoyed the trip down memory lane. Especially the gas price! -Deedee Willox Loiseau ('64) ~ Burbank, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patti McLaughlin Cleavenger ('65) Re: Another loss I'm not sure, I may have missed its being mentioned in the Sandstorm. Another Bomber has lost his mother. Betty Michael, mother of Jeffrey Class of '65, passed away early Sunday morning, June 8. She was married to Charles for 62 years and they have lived in their Ranch House on Cedar since 1949. Betty was a feisty lady who battled the tribulations of polio which struck her when she was 9 months old. My heart goes out to my classmate, Jeff and his family, and his heartbroken father. -Patti McLaughlin Cleavenger ('65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Len Rediske ('66) Re: Rediske family contingency for the August 5 picnic In response to Lola Heidlebaugh's posting today about the August 5 Vancouver/Portland, Salem, Puget Sound picnic.... The Rediske Family will have quite a large contingency at the August 5 picnic at Battleground Lake State Park. Pat Rediske Weatherman ('63) and husband Jim, Len Rediske ('66) and wife Linda, Claire Rediske Thompson ('69) and husband Bryan Thompson ('69), and Carol Rediske Mudd ('69) and husband Dave. The challenge is out. Can anybody beat that? -Len Rediske ('66) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Clark Riccobuono ('71) Re: Headlines in the Tacoma News Tribune Seems I spoke too soon about our teams not making any headlines here in local news papers. Congrats to all Richland Sports on being the Number One 4A school in the state. This is the article in the TNT here in Tacoma. IT maybe on page six but its still headlines. Good job to all Bombers. We are proud of you. -Clark J Riccobuono ('71) ~ Puyallup, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Vic Marshall ('71) Re: GERARD Labrecque I cant stand it anymore!!! The Mr. Labrecque I had for 2 years of French had the first name of Gerard (Gerry). Or at least thats what I called him during our 2-1/2 (1 semester of Latin) love/hate relationship. Not really sure who won - I took German in college. Bottom line - I dont remember any of it!! -Vic Marshall ('71) ~ Hazy, Humid Armonk, NY ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Davis ('74) I was saddened to hear of the passing of Mrs. Mary Hartman. Mrs. Hartman was my first grade teacher during the school year 1962-63. I heard of her cancer battle from her son, Jeffrey Hartman ('59) via the Sandstorm. I wrote to Jeff about my concern for his mother and the wonderful things I remembered about her so many years ago. I received an e-mail back from Jeffrey telling me that he had conveyed my message to his mother. You can imagine my excitement when he said that she remembered me, a shy young lad that couldn't talk very well! She was a wonderful lady with a big heart. She took me under her wing and installed a little confidence in me. I haven't shut up since. My thoughts and prayers are with the Hartman family. We've lost a wonderful lady that helped a lot of young kids in ways I'm sure she wasn't even aware of. Good bye, Mrs. Hartman. Rest peacefully. -Mike Davis ('74) -- (Jason Lee 1st Grade Class of '63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Kim Edgar Leeming ('79) Re: New Law & Telemarketers FYI: This new law goes into effect in July, be sure and sign up. -Kim Edgar Leeming ('79) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jim Barnett ('80) Re: Hamstring pull To: Larry Davis ('80) Larry, Good to see you write in. I've pulled my hamstring a bunch of times playing Rugby. Just pulled it again about 2 months ago during practice. Still fresh on my mind... Best thing to do initially is ice it down. Take Ibuprophin such as Advil. I take about 800mg that's about (4) 200mg tablets - but I'm 230 Lbs. For your daughter - probably 200mg is fine. Advil is an anti- inflammatory. It keeps the swelling down. It also relieves the pain. Let the hamstring relax the first week. Favor it, and by all means don't move it quickly, as this will re-injure it (in a very painful way). Make slow graceful moves the first week. The second week start stretching it out again. This will be painful. Just stretch it about half the normal amount. Don't push it. Try the sprinters/hurdlers stretch - sitting with one leg straight forward and the other bent at the knee back and stretch forward and back. Do this each day for about 8 - 10 minutes. Do not run or jog yet. On the 3rd week drink lots of water, wait 1 hour then she can do some faster walking to a short (no more than 50 yard) jog. This will start to loosen it up. Do NOT sprint. Sprinting and quick, strenuous action will tear it up again. And when it snaps it's very painful. In about 4 weeks she should be able to do the things she used to, but it will still be a little painful. Main thing to remember: take Advil (or some other ibuprophin) and drink lots of water before you exercise. Being dehydrated tends to re-injure it. Don't ask me why. It just does. Potassium such as bananas and potato skins help the electrolytes. Vitamin C and E in combination helps restore the tissue. Hope this helps. -Jim Barnett ('80) ~ Currently lost in work in Stuttgart, Germany - where it wants to rain, but just can't quite do it... ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Larry Davis ('80) Re: Special Bomber Thanks I wanted to say "Thank You" to everyone that responded to my request for help (regarding my daughter's hamstring pull). The letters were very informative, encouraging and had a lot of advise. I got a kick from some of your own injury stories... especially Brad Upton's ('74) baseball story. Maybe he'd like to share it sometime. My daughter is doing much better. Thanks! To: Karen Davis Scheffer ('76) Re: Watching me grow up as a Bomber and claiming kinship when I played well. Well Karen, I hope I always played well and represented the "Davis" name in a positive light. It's funny, but when I was young (prior to Bomber), I was always asked if Mike ('74)and Steve "Bear" ('72RIP) were my brothers. I confess, I would sometimes claim kinship with you all too! One time I told the story to Steve and he gave me a BIG Bear hug and claimed to do the same. (I'm having tears of joy). Grandma Webb, used to tell me some good stories about those "other" Davis', the Davis' previously mentioned and Sheila Davis Galloway ('71), Keith "Jumbo" & Kent "Wiggy" (both '82). Our roots go way back (although we are not blood related... we're related in spirit. Oh! I almost forgot, Jumbo & Wiggy, I NEVER claimed the two of you! Just kidding. -Larry Davis ('80) ~ Kent WA ******************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Death Notice scanned from the TCHerald by Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) >>Danny Norwood ('72) ~ 1954 - 2003 *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/14/03 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 8 Bombers and 1 Bomber Mom sent stuff: Jim McDougal ('57), Larry Mattingly ('60) Betti Avant ('69), Dan Ham ('72) Peggy Adair ('72), Kim Edgar ('79) Dan Morgan ('83), Zorba Manolopoulos ('91) BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jim McDougal ('57) Re: Prayers for Nila Thank you to all those who sent their prayers and thoughts for my mother-in-law (mom) Nila Gulley. She came home from the hospital today and is doing well. I understand that she's doing so well that she is planning to go to Wyoming in about a week to attend her 71st high school reunion!!! As I stated before, "She's a tough old bird!" Thank you all so very much for your thoughts and prayers. -Jim McDougal ('57) ~ In rainy Renton, WA! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Larry Mattingly ('60) Re: Gerry Labrecque While reading the comments on Gerry Labrecque I am reminded of another side of him. I never had the pleasure of being a student in his class. However in the '60s I was active in the Knights Of Columbus. We bought the old Richland Post Office building from SeaFirst bank. I had the pleasure of working alongside of Gerry many hours, days and months getting that building moved, assembled, and remodeled. Gerry had a wonderful and enduring sense of humor and was always willing to take on "tough and dirty" tasks. He was always good-natured, a true gentleman, and fun to be around. As much as I hated school he was one person who might have made it interesting for me. Re: Coulee Dam Fireworks Show A couple of alums have asked me about pictures and descriptions on the Coulee Dam fireworks. I ran out of time trying to pick out some to have Maren post, but those who may be interested can see it on our webpage "Happiness is the sky in bloom" -J Larry Mattingly ('60) ~ From my office near Olympia where preparations for the 4th are at a fever pitch. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Betti Avant ('69) Re: vacation I just returned from 2 weeks of "R&R". I spent 5 days in Newport, Oregon with my cousins, John ('54) and Jean ('62) Bruntlett. I then spent another week in Richland with Sarah Avant ('94) and family. Imagine my surprise when I went to the Spudnut Shop at 4:30 am to pick up some "Spuddies" for the Bruntletts and the place had boxes and boxes of the goodies already boxed up with names on them to be picked up. Boy was the smell something on my bus ride to Cheney. I was patient and didn't help myself until we got to Jean's apartment. I missed the big reunion this weekend as the dates in Newport had already been set. But then next year comes the 35th, so will try and get back again then. Bomber cheers, -Betti Avant ('69) ~ from northwestern Kansas ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dan Ham ('72) Re: Dan Norwood ('72RIP) I was sorry to hear of the passing of one of the best friends I ever had while growing up. A long time ago in a school called Jason Lee. I'm speaking of my good friend Danny Norwood. We did a lot of "up to no good " stuff but we also slew a lot of dragons in our day. Heck, you couldn't find two better Army guys, loaded down with the latest weaponry right down to our B-B guns! To borrow from a movie called "Stand By Me" there's a line that goes something like this, "I never had me any better friends than when I was 11 or 12 years old. Hell, did anyone?" We got older and lost touch with each other only to come back into contact years later. It went like that for a long time. We all have friends like that, I'm sure. Well, we lost contact with each other again, my friend, but we'll come back into contact again someday. I'm sure of it. I think I just saw another dragon, over there, in that vacant lot......... Rest in Peace, my Friend. -Dan Ham ('72) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Peggy Adair ('72) Re: Mr. Labrecque I had him for first period of the day and it was a reading class. The class had to be real quiet and we read a couple of morbid books and then had to make a book report of our readings. I will be the first to admit I slept through half the class--and pretended to read my book the rest half. The book, however, I did read and finish but can't remember the name of it. But, if I remember right it was about a VN Veteran [who was wounded] and was in the Army hospital. It was almost too hard to read since my brother was injured in that war. What I can say though about Mr. Labrecque, he never pressured to go any further than my memories of my brother's stories would take me. Maybe he was easy on me because I was closely related to the war. Bless his heart. Thank you, Mr. Labrecque. Later in years I had the pleasure of working with his daughter, Paulette. Whatever happened to her? Anybody out there know? -Peggy Adair ('72) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Kim Edgar Leeming ('79) Re: Special Awards and Achievements With the school year ending, I'm sure a lot of Bomber Offsprings have been presented with many awards, I'd love to hear about them. To get started, I'd like to mention the awards my son "Scott" (2nd Grader) received.. (We are so proud of him). Certificate for: Geography, Science, Art, Christian Spirit as well as a special award: "American Citizenship Award". This is to recognize students: Who are ready to help others, Always play fair, Treat everyone with respect, Show integrity & honesty, Students who exemplify the desirable behaviors we all want to encourage. (Sounds like a description of a Bomber if you ask me) His teacher made a special announcement to the crowd, "KEEP YOUR [EYES] ON THIS BOY FOLKS, HE'S A FUTURE ASTRONAUT". Bomber Cheers -Kim Edgar Leeming ('79) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dan Morgan ('83) Re: Class of '83 I've updated the 1983 web site for our 20th Reunion that is set for July 18 and 19. I've added info about the schedule, events, times, cost, reg fee, hotel, a memory book that will be for sale, and also the partial list I have assembled so far of who is planning to attend (please help me to keep the list updated). Plus a link so you can email a request for a new Registration Form and Info pages if you lost yours. Folks who cannot attend might also be interested in a Memory Book that a few of the Reunion Committee members are creating. You can submit a very short bio and photos even if you cannot get to the 20th Reunion. You can mail them, or send them in via email. I've also created a page of "who's missing" so hopefully we can find more people for the Reunion, and also just to keep in touch. Main page - 20 year Reunion Page I hope to see you at the Reunion! =) -Dan Morgan ('83), New webmaster for the 1983 web page. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Zorba Manolopoulos ('91) Re: RHS Alumni Database Where can you find over 18000 Bombers online? At the RHS Scholarship Fund Bomber Directory. You can search for Alumni by name, state, city and class year. This can help in finding Alumni for Reunion Planners and other events. Visit the Directory and create your account where YOU control your own data. If you move simply log back in and change your location. If your email changes, login and change it. You can also see who has the same last name as you do in the Bomber Alumni. Help Alumni keep in touch with each other AND help us find you for Alumni Reunions. We want to encourage Bombers to maintain their information so we (Bombers) don't have to pay other companies for our own data. If you have questions just email me. -Zorba Manolopoulos ('91) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) To: Larry Davis (9'80) Enjoyed your letter to the Sandstorm, especially the little story about Steve "Bear" ('72RIP). I don't think my children knew for quite some time that you Davis boys weren't related to us. We did enjoy your grandparents and therefore saw a lot of you growing up. By the way, Wiggy and Jumbo are now Kent and Keith. Yes, they too grew up. We will be seeing Kent in Denver Monday. I will give him your best. -BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) ******************************************** ******************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/15/03 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Barb Isakson ('58), Judy Willox ('61) Zorba Manolopoulos ('91) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Nadine Smith Heusser ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Debbie Lien Gieszler ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Eileen O'Neil Hinch ('73) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Barbara Isakson Rau ('58) To: The Class of '58 Some of our classmates have moved in the last 5 years and haven't sent their new "snail mail" address to us. If you haven't advised us, please do so... we still have time to send you a letter about our 45th class reunion. You can send information to Barbara Isakson Rau, Judy Cross Snowhite, or Sue Garrison Pritchett. Our email is posted on the class of '58 website. Thank You -Barbara Isakson Rau ('58) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Judy Willox Hodge ('61) Re: SpaceWander Site This is so cool and I want to share this with other Bombers. It is awesome. Be sure to turn on your sound. This is incredible. This is a cool site. Takes about 5 minutes to get through it. Click below for a fascinating trip to Mars (actual NASA photos used). -Judy Willox Hodge ('61) ~ Richland ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Zorba Manolopoulos ('91) Re: RHS Alumni Database Where can you find over 18000 Bombers online? At the RHS Scholarship Fund Bomber Directory. You can search for Alumni by name, state, city and class year. This can help in finding Alumni for Reunion Planners and other events. Visit the Directory and create your account where YOU control your own data. If you move simply log back in and change your location. If your email changes, login and change it. You can also see who has the same last name as you do in the Bomber Alumni. Help Alumni keep in touch with each other AND help us find you for Alumni Reunions. We want to encourage Bombers to maintain their information so we (Bombers) don't have to pay other companies for our own data. If you have questions just email me. -Zorba Manolopoulos ('91) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/16/03 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff: Marilynn Working ('54), Jean Armstrong ('64) Bruce Strand ('69), Mike Lemler ('72) Karen Davis ('76), Larry Davis ('80) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jan Bell ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY 5/26: Millie Finch Gregg ('54) ******************************************** BOMBER LUNCH Today: 1940's Ladies & Spouses (longest running Bomber Lunch) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Marilynn Working Highstreet (54) Want to wish a VERY, VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my dear friend and classmate, Millie Finch Gregg (54) on May 26th, 2003. Hey, kid, now you are as old as me!! Re: Small World Had a very pleasant surprise while in the Richlands McDonalds this morning on the way to my grandsons baseball game. This tall, handsome man walked up to me and asked me when was I a Bomber. (I was wearing my "Proud to be a Bomber" t-shirt). I told him 54 and asked his name. He said "1952, and its Jerry Molnaa". I squealed... "OH, I know your sister, Jackie (54) and we used to live down the street from you on Kimball". We both laughed and recalled some other families on our street, including the Sullivans. Oh, I gave him my name, too. Jerry reads the Sandstorm every come on Jerry, lets hear from you... There are probably a lot of us going around the Tri-Cities not knowing we are looking at Bomber alumni, and without my T-shirt I would never have been able to see an ol friend. Made my day!!!! Jerry will be going to Montana in July to see Jackie and hopefully get her tuned into the Sandstorm too. How about it, Jerry? Best to all you Bombers. -Marilynn Working Highstreet (54) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jean Armstrong Reynolds ('64) Re: R2K+3 Doesn't look like I am gonna make the weekend event of the R2K+3 this year. I am in Sierra Vista, AZ spending time with my husband as he is putting fires out from the sky. I only got to see him for 10 days while he was in Hot Springs, AR this year. My oldest daughter, Kelly Gaines Franklin ('84) married Jason Nicholson ('91) on March 3rd and I was in Richland for that, and then had to get back to Phoenix to see my grandson enter the world on March 7th. It was then that I went to Hot Springs, AR for a few days. Kelly and Jason are expecting my first granddaughter the first part of August. I decided instead of following my husband from Sierra Vista, AZ to Lakeview, OR to Billings, MT that I would head that way the end of this month. After Emily is born, I plan to go to Billings, MT and visit hubby. Deedee Willox Loiseau ('64) will be flying down on the 24th to help me make the drive. Hopefully, we won't get lost. I know everyone will have a wonderful time and I will miss out, but next year, (my big 40 year reunion), I will be there for sure. Take care, have fun, and stay safe. -Jean Armstrong Reynolds ('64) ~ Sierra Vista, AZ Where it is 93 and Jackalopes are all over Fort Huachuca... I'll be back in Goodyear, AZ tomorrow where it will be 108 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bruce Strand ('69) Re: Dr. Winslow My sister, Karen Strand Winslow ('70) received her Doctor of Philosophy degree (PhD) from the University of Washington in History, Near and Middle Eastern Studies, and Religious Studies on June 14. Karen became Dr. Winslow at 11:30a Saturday, shortly after Rick Neuheisel was canned. Congratulations Karen! Another Bomber does good... We are so proud of you -- Bruce ('69), Douglas ('74), Marlene ('75) and Dad (Bomber father). -Bruce Strand ('69) From the childhood home of Rick Neuheisel, Tempe AZ ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Lemler ('72) Re: Dan Norwood ('72RIP) I would like to pass on my fond memories of Dan. We have been on the road Pipe fitting all over the states, and as with Dan Ham ('72), we would run into each other from time to time. I had a fire and lost all of my possessions including all of my clothes and boots when we were working in Usk, WA. I was unable to go to work because all that I was able to salvage was a pair of tennis shoes and the shorts that I was wearing when I got out of the fire. Dan was the first one to my side giving me a pair of his pants, a denim shirt, and a pair of boots so that I would be able to go back to work after being off for a couple of days, but that was Dan, give you the shirt off his back to help out a friend. Dan's big heart, contagious humor, and that friendly face were always a welcome sight wherever we ended up. Thanks for always being there when we needed a good laugh or a great welder, Keep em' laughin' Dan, I will truly miss you Brother. -Mike Lemler ('72) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Karen Davis Scheffer ('76) To: All Bombers Please keep Mom, Mike and Sheila in your prayers as they travel down south. They will visit Wig in the Denver area and then on to Mom's brother, Bo, in Missouri and finally to Arkansas to see Dad's sister among friends. It will be hard on Mom's health, I fear--but pray God be with her and in front of her and the other two. Thanks, -Karen Davis Scheffer ('76) ~ Oh they plan on being gone about 3 weeks... so that is a break for some of you from Mike!!!!!!!! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Larry Davis ('80) Re: Happy Father's Day Hope all you Bomber dads had a wonderful father's day. I know I did (even though I did not get to see my dad in Richland). To: BJ Davis (Bomber mom) Grandma Webb (also a Bomber mom) had many fond memories of the Davis clan (yours) and she always remembered babysitting the boys, too. She could not believe that those BIG boys used to sit across her lap (could anyone imagine Bear & Booboo sitting across their lap)? Grandma was quite a woman and I learned a lot from her. BJ, I did not mean to insult you or the twins (Jumbo & Wiggy) by calling them by their nicknames. My apologies to both Kent & Keith (they both know I still love them). Have a good time with Kent in Denver... say "Hi" to all. To: Jim Barnett ('80) What are you doing still playing rugby? Well, I guess we never outgrow our youth. I still play basketball in league too (Shh, I'm one of the older ones). Back in college, WSU (Go Cougs) I had six guys in my fraternity (and one fraternity sister) who played on the Rugby team. It was sure a rough/physical sport both on and off the field. I remember one rugby party that I was invited to and I still shake my head in disbelief. Those guys were wild! I can't go into detail but I think the house had to be torn down later due to all the bear that rotted the floors or the holes in the walls from the inside "scrums". At 230lbs, I'm guessing that you can hold your own. Living in Stuttgart, Germany, I'm sure that you've acquired a taste for beer too. Thanks again for the hamstring advise. -Larry Davis ('80) enjoying the Kent...(Washington not Davis) sunshine! *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/17/03 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff: Phil Belcher ('51), Jim Russell ('58) Jim Hamilton ('63), Carol Converse ('64) Larry Davis ('80), Zorba Manolopoulos ('91) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER LUNCHES (in order of appearance) 06/20 - Girls of '54 06/20-22 ~ Class of '63 - 40 year reunion 06/21 - R2K+3 August 3 - Portland/Vancouver/Corvallis/Puget Sound Picnic More information: Click the lunch you want to know about. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Phil Belcher ('51) To: Karen Davis Scheffer ('76) I used to work with your father when I first started work at G.E. in '51 and have many fond memories about that time. I bought a '41 Ford business coupe from him as well. I also remember helping him dig out the basement in your "B" house. To: BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) BJ, Do you remember the guy that Norm rented the dump trailers from. He delivered the trailers and stayed to help, wound up getting soused and passed out on the lawn when his wife came to pick him up. Boy, was she mad! I was sorry to read about your loss. I moved and hadn't seen Norm for over 15 years, but the times we spent together will never be forgotten. -Phil Belcher ('51) ~ Prosser, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jim Russell ('58) To: Bruce Strand ('69) Congratulations to your Dr. sister. Her studies and doctorate in Near and Middle Eastern Studies, and Religious Studies is also what a good friend of mine has been focusing on. Dr. Noegel of that UW department has spoken to our Masonic Lodge in Seattle on a number of occasions. He has been very interesting. He has other information at Another small world. They say that we're all a maximum of two people away from someone famous. Proving again, we are all connected. -Jim Russell ('58) ~ downtown Mountlake Terrace, WA - where there is no "downtown" ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jim Hamilton ('63) To: Bomber Birthday Damn, and I almost forgot her birthday. You look up "la joie de vie" in your Funk and Wangells and you get a picture of the poster child for "Free Spirit". She turned 16 on the 16th so that must mean that today [6/16], she is only older in experience, but always will be very young at heart. Happy birthday to our very dear and long-time friend, Jan Bell ('64). You will always make us smile and we wish you the very best. -The always lovely and forever young Miss Nancy's trophy husband, Jimbeaux p.s. Jan is a new grandmother also, lots to talk about the next time she's in Seattle. -Jim Hamilton ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Carol Converse Maurer ('64) To: Patti McLaughlin Cleavinger ('65) I was saddened to hear about Betty Michael's passing in the 6/13/03 Sandstorm. We lived next door to them when I was in the 7th grade. My mom and Jeffery's mom became very close friends. They both had a love for Scrabble. When we moved to the south side of town again a year later, they would get together each week, taking turns at each other's homes to play their favorite game. This lasted for several years. Do you know if Jeffery has an e-mail address? I would love to let him know that I'm thinking of him and his dad. -Carol Converse Maurer ('64) ~ Eureka, CA - where we are getting some much needed sun. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Larry Davis ('80) Re: The rugby story My apologies to all who read the rugby story to Jim Barnett ('80). It was beer rotting the floor (not bear), although, I would NOT have put it past the group of rugby players that I knew to have gone out and skinned a bear too! To: Karen Davis Scheffer ('76) We'll be wishing and praying for the safe return of BJ, Mike & Sheila. Hope they have a good time down south. Karen, I still think we must be related especially with your kin from Arkansas & Missouri (Hmm?). A lot of my kin are from Arkansas & Missouri, too. Maybe, there is some deep dark family secret that nobody is telling? I think some digging might be appropriate. What do you think? Remember it IS the South. My cousin could be your cousins' sister's brother's wife's dad... or something like that. -Larry Davis ('80) ~ soon to be driving my new "Bomber Green" John Deere. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Zorba Manolopoulos ('91) Re: RHS Alumni Database Where can you find over 18000 Bombers online? At the RHS Scholarship Fund Bomber Directory. You can search for Alumni by name, state, city and class year. This can help in finding Alumni for Reunion Planners and other events. Visit the Directory and create your account where YOU control your own data. If you move simply log back in and change your location. If your email changes, login and change it. You can also see who has the same last name as you do in the Bomber Alumni. Help Alumni keep in touch with each other AND help us find you for Alumni Reunions. We want to encourage Bombers to maintain their information so we (Bombers) don't have to pay other companies for our own data. If you have questions just email me. -Zorba Manolopoulos ('91) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/18/03 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 12 Bombers sent stuff: Millie Finch ('54), John Northover ('59) Janice Woods ('60WB), Gary Behymer ('64) David Rivers ('65), Tedd Cadd ('66) Mike Howell ('68WB), Tami Schuchart ('68) Karen Davis ('76), Jim Barnett ('80) Jeff Spencer ('83), Rachael Morris ('96) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Millie Finch Gregg ('54) To: Marilyn Working Highstreet ('54) I just could not let this note go unanswered. You all probably saw my birthday message for 5/26 in the Sandstorm on the 16th of June???? Well, my dear friend Marilyn was going down the Lewis and Clark trail and couldn't get to Maren's place, no matter which way she went! It seemed the Pony Express had gotten a hold of her computer message and just could not deliver it. However, she persevered to the end. Thank you Marilyn, you are a dear dear friend. Today, for those who know her say just a few specials words for her as she is having a total knee replacement. The whole ordeal with my birthday notice was just hysterical to hear her tell it, and there is no telling how Maren is - getting stuff from way back when. You do such a great job there Oma, and I can hardly wait to see you and your pics at Club 40. Bomber Cheers to all, -Millie Finch Gregg ('54) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: John Northover ('59) Re: Judy Powell Free ('61) We have an artist in our midst!! Got a note from Ken Free ('59). His Wife, Judy has paintings on display in a Seattle gallery: Artists' Gallery of Seattle "A Collection of Artistic Works" 902 1st Avenue South Seattle, WA 98134 ***** Hi John, It was great talking to you today. Here is the web site where Judy is displaying some of her art work: - Check it out. Take Care, Ken ***** juan the sailor, Bishop of Peach Pickle and Head Master of Hunker Downs '59 -John Northover ('59) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Janice Woods Ehrke ('60WB) To: Jim Russell ('58) Is Mountlake Terrace just outside Yakima? I had relatives up that way at one time, not sure who is left since we are getting on. There was Robert Neal, they had turkeys, he was my grandfathers brother, wife Margaret Neal. My brother and I used to run back and forth in front of the turkey pen and the entire herd would follow. He used to get soooo mad. Also, Dobies, they had orchards, orchards and more orchards, have a cousin Harold Dobie, Jr. We would ride horses through the orchards which didn't make Grandpa Dobie very happy either. Great fun for us but I know there was probably a big sigh of relief when school started again. -Janice Woods Ehrke ('60WB) ~ only 100 today in Downtown Woodland, CA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gary Behymer ('64) Re: Sharon Tate's High School Friends -Gary Behymer ('64) ~ downtown Colfax, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: David Rivers ('65) Re: Announcements and stuff Geeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee, I missed Jan Bell's ('64) Birthday... Thanks to Jimbeaux ('63) I am wishing her a belated HB!... Well, my boy Lyman ('65) has decided he wants to be a sports official or something when he grows up... anyway, he has to be out of town Friday the 20th. So the party after Las Margaritas has been canceled due to the host's lack of interest... (not really a lack of interest... just a last minute change in plans... you know how some people can be... grown up priorities and stuff)... SO DON'T SHOW UP AT LYMAN'S HOUSE FRIDAY NIGHT... EVEN THO HIS FOLKS ARE GONE THERE WON'T BE ANY RISKY BUSINESS GOING ON!!!!!!!!... but maybe if his car is in the driveway we can roll it into the river. I am getting very excited... I just got back from the LA Roadster show where I exhibited Shelley's ('63RIP) Memorial truck... It is not the way it was last time I showed it to y'all... it has been turned into a wrecker... it was a huge draw at the show... It posed all weekend for hundreds of photos and driving back from L.A., people actually hung out there windows do get shots of it on the freeway... so here's how it looked loaded with loot from the swap meet at the show... McCoy's Park Pumps ~ 6/17/03 Everyone travel safely to Richland... See ya at the DQ Thursday night for CDNs... -David Rivers ('65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Tedd Cadd ('66) Re: 1953 Richland Street Map I thought it might be helpful to have one of the early street maps to help locate things. I have the map on my website and this link in the Bomber site points there. (About 1.3 Mb - but the street names are readable.) -Tedd Cadd ('66) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Howell ('68) Hi Bombers: I won't get to read tomorrows Sandstorm until next week sometime. I am putting the Camper on the truck today and this evening I will pull out for Seattle then tomorrow I will be in West Richland. I will be stopping to see some of my longest lasting friendships. Saturday Morning I will be setting up in the Vendor Area of Cool Desert Nights. I am not sure if I will be up to going to the All Class Reunion or not after working all day but you are more than welcome to stop by and say HI. Just look for the American Flags. I would love to see all of you. It has been many years since I was in the Tri-Cities and I just hope I can find my way around. Maren I have a suggestion: If you could list Birthdays a day early some of us that don't remember dates so well could say Happy Birthday on time instead of feeling kinda dopey that we forgot. I am really looking forward to meeting you, and yes I will bring the Eagle and the awards with for you to see. Take care guys there are a lot of Idiots out on the roads and we don't need to have anybody miss the Reunion because of them. -Mike Howell ('68) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Tami Schuchart Keller ('68) To: Marilyn Working Highstreet ('54) Hi Marilyn, I just read the Sandstorm and you mentioned that you lived on Kimball - So did I. Kimball isn't a very long street, what was your address? I lived at 1313 Kimball, but didn't move there until 1961, when I was 11 years old. We were on the first street off of Williams. My Aunt Hatti and Uncle John Boarst lived on the next block of Kimball and our good family friends, Paul and Wilma Nussbaum lived on the next block down. I think that covers all the blocks of Kimball - did you know any of them? -Tami Schuchart Keller ('68) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Karen Davis Scheffer ('76) To: Phil Belcher ('51) Thanks for the story on Pops. I love hearing anything and everything about him... and Bear too. I miss both of them so much. As I look out the window and see my little one playing in a small pool, I think she will never remember her Poppa... she will only have my memories of him that I will share with her and her sister. THAT isn't right. She will miss so much on what an incredible loving man he was and how he was so wise. That hurts me so, but I will speak of him often as I already have and come August it will be a year of his passing. Hurts like it was yesterday AND double that misery... neither of my girls knew their big uncle Bear... he passed about 2 weeks before I met their daddy. Again though, thanks for the memory of Pops... if anybody else out there wants to share memories of Norman Cranston Davis or the big Bear... all of us Davis' would love it. Thanks. To: "Little Brother" Larry Davis ('80) Yep, boy howdy... I'm thinking you're right there on us being related and all. I sure thought about as much of you as a big sister could of growing up. I used to love watching you play ball... and boy did the girls love ya. Yep, we must be related... the girls all loved my other 4 brothers too. -Karen Davis Scheffer ('76) ~ loving the weather in Spokane these days... mid 80's or better. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jim Barnett ('80) To: Larry Davies ('80) Re: The rugby story No apologies needed. Enjoyed the story. I've found the University teams have the wilder and more unusual parties. I was at this Toga party once and the floors were rotten also - and there were holes in the walls, cleverly hidden behind stuffed napkins and torn posters. Something right out of Animal House. Great time until the police helicopters busted it up. But that's OK, the 18 kegs were empty anyway. The Club side teams are a little more civilized... except their "End of Season" party. I now play on a club side and an Old Man's (39 and over) Rugby club. The older ones are more active in High School Youth activities (Rugby oriented), but more focused on getting the younger generations through school. Several were on the verge of dropping out until they started playing and developed a need to want to do better in life. Mentoring can be a strong influence on the young. It can get them focused, and can make them want to excel in order to be part of the team. I'm on Business in Stuttgart. I'll return to Sierra Vista, AZ the end of next week. Great hearing from you. -Jim Barnett ('80) ~ Darn! another sunny day. When's it going to rain? ******************************************** ******************************************** From the new ALL Bomber Alumni Guest Book: >>From: Jeff Spencer ('83) Date: Tue Jun 10 15:00:27 2003 Re: 20 year reunion Please send me e-mail if you've heard anything about a 20 year (1983) reunion. I'd like to go. -Jeff Spencer ('83) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Rachael Morris Crowe ('96) Hi Everyone- I just wanted to spread some news. For all who know my husband, Doug Crowe ('90), on June 19th he will be graduating from the FBI academy in Quantico, VA! He has been gone since February 22 and I have only seen him once since he has been gone and the kids haven't seen him at all. So we are very excited to have him coming back home! Then we will be moving to Chattanooga, TN where he will be stationed. -Rachael Morris Crowe ('96) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/19/03 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers and 1 funeral notice today: Jim Russell ('58), Freddie Schafer ('63) Jim Hamilton ('63), Gary Behymer ('64) Fran Teeple ('68) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jim Russell ('58) To: Janice Woods Ehrke ('60WB) Mountlake Terrace is just west of Briar. Or just north of Lake Forest Park and Shoreline. How about just south of Lynnwood or east of Edmonds? Now you know. This area used to be cow pastures and horse farms. We don't have a downtown, but we have a library, a police station and a post office. The cow pastures have been turned into streets, but they don't go all the way through to the next "major" thoroughfare. When Mountlake Terrace was first developed (1960), it was made up of a number of inexpensive houses built on concrete slabs that all looked alike. How could anyone grow up in that kind of community? -Jim Russell ('58) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Freddie Schafer ('63) Re: The Big Four-O The teeth whitener did not work... the hair dye didn't cover the grey... the tanning cream streaked... didn't do enough sit ups... my suit got lost at the cleaners so I won't pass Jim House's ('63) dress code... in a pair of shorts I look like a meat ball with 4 tooth picks stuck in it... Ann and the twins look great all 4 of us look forward to seeing all of you at Bomber Land this weekend. If you haven't registered it's not to late to come. See ya in about 48 hours, -Freddie Schafer ('63) ~ sunny Vancouver USA (sun always comes out when getting ready to leave town ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jim Hamilton ('63) Re: I'm gettin' jacked One more day to lose 40, grow hair, make something of my life, read my how to remember everyone's name book and find my "Click of Frank" green shirt. By this time next week it will all be over, and we'll back to chasing crab grass and going to bed at 9:30pm. See you soon jimbeaux p.s. maybe I'll listen to the book on tape driving down. Hope the name tags have big type -Jim Hamilton ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gary Behymer ('64) Re: Spokesman-Review on Reunions Re: Great Site! -Gary Behymer ('64) ~ downtown Colfax, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Fran Teeple Wolf ('68) Re: "Pierre" Labrecque To: Vic Marshall ('71) Thanks for writing in Vic. I went back and checked my senior annual were Mr. Labrecque signed my annual. You must be right! He sign it G H Labrecque. That old CRS disease kicked in again - Actually - I like Pierre better, think he might want to change his name? No, me neither. Thanks for writing and keeping us honest. Bomber Cheers! -Fran Teeple Wolf ('68) ~ Spokane, WA - where it finally feels like Summer. ******************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Funeral Notice >>Lois Bode Reiten ('48) ~ 5/27/30 - 6/16/03 *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/20/03 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 8 Bombers sent stuff: Dick Harris ('49), Caroline Westover ('52) John Browne, Jr. ('61), Deedee Willox ('64) Linda Reining ('64), David Rivers ('65) Larry Davis ('80), Dan Morgan ('83) ******************************************** ******************************************** TODAY (6/20/03) Bomber LUNCH - Girls of '54 '63 REUNION BEGINS 5pm Registration/pick up packets 7:30pm -- Las Margaritas 7-9pm -- CDN CRUISE BOMBER BIRTHDAY: 06/15 Cathy Mouton ('65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dick Harris ('49) Greetings from the Blue Mountains of New South Wales in Australia. Bonnie and I will have been in Aussieland for a month, tomorrow. We spent some time on the Sunshine Coast above Brisbane with a couple of mates from Tasmania and then attended the Rotary International Convention in Brisbane. Brisbane is a beautiful city, making fantastic use of the river that meanders through the city. We then flew to Tasmania, the island state of Australia, where we visited three families and saw many more from previous trips. After 10 days in Tassieland, we flew to Sydney where we were picked up by mates from the Blue Mountain area west of Sydney. It is a beautiful area with easy access to the city of Sydney by car or train. We will be leaving this great country and great friends tomorrow and heading home. Since we are slow learners, we only get to stay home two weeks before heading to Norway and Sweden, where Bonnie has heritage. We are taking our two children and our son-in-law, who also has Norwegian heritage, so this trip will be special for him, also. This will be a special early celebration of our 50th Wedding Anniversary, and we celebrate again in Sept. Again greetings to all from down under! G'Day! -Dick Harris ('49) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Caroline Westover Gerneglia ('52) Re: Birthday Notice I'd like to wish Dorothy Keys Harding ('52) a Happy Birthday and tell her her birthday card will be late! I have it... on my table... missed the mailman. Sorry! -Caroline Westover Gerneglia ('52) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: John Browne, Jr. ('61) Re: Montlake Terrace Jim, You're much too modest... Montlake Terrace has the HQ of the Mt. Baker/ Snoqualmie National Forest, & the oldest "Organic Flour" mill in the State (that I know of, anyhow), in back of the Manna Mills health food store. Maybe it's just my good luck to have done bizness with these two entities, but I always looked forward to my trips to MT... of course, I only know the 'industrial' part of town... ^..^ -JHBrowne, Jr. ('61) ~ Vashon Island, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Deedee Willox Loiseau ('64) To: Jim Russell ('58) Re: Mountlake Terrace & Briar We have a couple of kids (and 3 grand kids) in Mountlake Terrace. Our daughter-in-law, Margaret, used to drive through Briar every day to work at the Greek Pizza place. She told my husband, Armand ('53 bulldog - small b, not a Bomber, large B), that the Briar cop never let anyone off if he stopped them for speeding. Are you familiar with the big hill that dips down into Briar? Well, Armand got stopped coming down that hill. He misunderstood Margaret, thinking she had said the officer's name was Briar. So he kept calling him "Officer Briar". And guess what?! He didn't get a ticket. Maybe the cop thought Armand was funny (he actually IS pretty funny), or perhaps just plain stupid (I take the fifth!). Margaret & I are still teasing him about that one. -Deedee Willox Loiseau ('64) ~ Burbank, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda Reining ('64) To: Gary Behymer ('64) Re: Cows With Guns This was a cute one... have a good friend who is into cows, so sent the site to her. Also enjoyed reading the article about the class reunion article from Spokane... nice to know that there are others out there who feel the same as we do... reunions are a lot of fun and a great way to reconnect with old and new friends. Hope you all are enjoying R2K+3... had everything ready for the trip, but then the van decided to have an attitude, so won't be joining all of you for the fun and activities. Next year is my 40-year class reunion, and come hell or high water I will be at THAT one... maybe R2K+4 will be at the same time, and I can kill two birds with one stone. ENJOY--hope to read lots of entries in the Sandstorm about all the fun! -Linda Reining ('64) ~ Bakersfield, CA - finally got below the high 90's and the triple digits for a few days... getting weather that is more common for the month of June. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: David Rivers ('65) Re: More birthdays A little bird (well maybe not so little... Roger Fishback ('62) reminded me that Cathy Mouton's ('65) Birthday was June 15th and I missed it... but that got me thinking... She and Diane Murphy ('65) celebrate their birthdays together... so Diane's is Monday the 23rd... So now as I get ready to hit the shower and head for the airport I thought I'd take a minute and wish two of my favorite ladies a very happy Birthday !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Diane is going to try and make it this weekend if big people stuff doesn't interfere... so a huge BOMBER happy birthday to Cathy Mouton and Diane Murphy!!!!!!!!!!!! See you guys in a few ...!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Travel safely!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! PJ ('64) I'll have as much fun as I can so that the three of you sisters can feel the energy all weekend!!!!!!!!!! -David Rivers ('65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Larry Davis ('80) Congrats, to all the New Bomber Grads (and their parents & family). I understand school is already out in Richland. My kids have a 1/2 day on Friday for their last day. To: Karen Davis Scheffer ('76) "Big Sis", I've been called "Little Larry Davis" for a while now... although I'm not as little as I used to be (getting wider). A sports broadcast announcer started calling me little Larry during one of the State Playoff games back in 1979. Blaine Marlin ('78) also used to call me several names (in fun), he may have initiated the height issued names overall. One name, I thought was kind of catchy (now, not then) and unrelated to height was, Larry Davis sophomore sensation of '78. *grin*. Regarding the "girls". I think the girls liked any one that wore the Green & Gold, just ask your brothers. Oh! What fun. :) Karen, your other "little Bro", My older Brother, Gary Davis ('77) is getting married in August in the Tri-Cities. It will just be a small wedding and most likely a Big reception (knowing Gary). I'll be back home for it. (It's funny, I've been away from the Richland for many years now... but Richland is still HOME). To: Jim Barnett ('80) Glad to hear that you've survived the "wild" Rugby days and are now focused on getting the kids down the "right" path. Remember, all things in moderation. Good coaching and positive influences/role models can *Never* be stressed enough. I know I had several while growing up. Some day I may have to mention a few of them. Now, as far as the rain, I think it is here (in Western WA) this week. Sounds like it's nice and sunny in Stuttgart (hope you burn). -Larry Davis ('80) ~ Kent, WA - where my new "Bomber Green" John Deere arrives Friday ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dan Morgan ('83) Re: Class of '83 I've updated the 1983 web site for our 20th Reunion that is set for July 18 and 19. I've added info about the schedule, events, times, cost, reg fee, hotel, a memory book that will be for sale, and also the partial list I have assembled so far of who is planning to attend (please help me to keep the list updated). Plus a link so you can email a request for a new Registration Form and Info pages if you lost yours. Folks who cannot attend might also be interested in a Memory Book that a few of the Reunion Committee members are creating. You can submit a very short bio and photos even if you cannot get to the 20th Reunion. You can mail them, or send them in via email. I've also created a page of "who's missing" so hopefully we can find more people for the Reunion, and also just to keep in touch. Main page - 20 year Reunion Page I hope to see you at the Reunion! =) -Dan Morgan ('83), New webmaster for the 1983 web page. *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/21/03 Dateline: Richland ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Lorraine Powell ('52WB), Jim Hamilton ('63) Dennis Hammer ('64), Shannon Weil ('82) ******************************************** ******************************************** TODAY (6/21/03) '63 REUNION Continues R2K+3 BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rob Hills ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bill Hames ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Yesterday: Dorothy Keys Harding ('52) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Lorraine Powell Earp-Tanner ('52WB) I too would like to wish Dorothy Keys Harding ('52) a happy birthday. Sorry I didn't know about it sooner; thanks Caroline for mentioning it. Hope you have a great birthday Dorothy. Love, -Lorraine Powell Earp-Tanner ('52WB) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jim Hamilton ('63) Memo to Robbie Hills: It's just a coincidence that the Gold Medal Class of '63 is having a reunion on your birthday. If you want it to be "your party" you're gonna have to go down to Goodtimes R'us or to the Dollar Store with LaMont and buy those funny little paper hats and noise makers. Happy Birthday Colinas. jimbeaux -Jim Hamilton ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dennis Hammer ('64) To: Gary Behymer ('64) Re: Cows with Guns Was the Biology class at Columbia High defective? Has it been that long since I lived in the country? Is our hero, the cow, a product of genetic engineering? The leader of the cow revolt is referred to as "he" a number of times, yet "he" is shown with an udder. Or could it be that the concept on alternative lifestyles has reached the bovine community? -Dennis Hammer ('64) ~ Udderly confused in Kennewick ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Shannon Weil Lamarche ('82) Re: Kauai Helicopter Tours Hi to all in Bomberland! I know that the Sandstorm is the best place for great information and I need your help. Has anyone been to Kauai and taken a helicopter tour? We are going soon and would like to take the kids on one of the tours but there are so many operators it's hard to keep them all straight. Anyone had any luck/good experiences with any of them (or bad experiences we should stay away from)? They all look like they are similar in price, but that's all I can discern. Also, I have been trying to find information about their safety records and have had no luck. Of course, they all say they have perfect records, but what else WOULD they say? Any help would be appreciated as we are leaving in about a week and booking online ahead of time offers a substantial discount. Thanks in advance! -Shannon Weil Lamarche ('82) ~ sunny Overland Park, KS *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/22/03 Dateline: Richland ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 8 Bombers sent stuff: Dick McCoy ('45, '46, and '02), Jim Russell ('58) Helen Cross Kirk ('62), Gary Christian ('67) Pam Ehinger ('67), Mike Davis ('74) Sue Oberg ('79), Zorba Manolopoulos ('91) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dick McCoy ('45, '46, and '02) This month, June, marks the my tenth year as a survivor of cancer. I reveal this to get attention, but the reason may not be what you think. I am trying to get the attention of you folks who have recently heard those dreaded four words, "your biopsy is positive." I want you to look at my ten years and understand that you will have a possible and probable recovery. I have gone through two operations, radiation, two procedures every year, semi-annual bone and cat scans, and monthly tests. No chemo though, not yet, anyway. It has not been fun, and sometimes I have pain, but, what the heck, consider the alternative. So do as I have done, get off the pity potty and give up the "Why me? Why me?" bit. Would you rather it be your kids or grandkids? Pray, meditate, listen to music, whatever works to get positive. A good attitude has been shown to be the best additive to your immune system. Read all you can get hold of re your affliction. Take charge of your treatment and recovery. If you have doubts, get a second opinion. I did, and it probably saved my life. Again, be positive, positive, positive. It sure can't hurt. -Dick McCoy (The Tin Can Class of '45) ~ Bronc, Beaver, Bomber ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jim Russell ('58) To: Shannon Weil Lamarche ('82) Re: Kauai Helicopter Tours My wife and I have been to all the islands of Hawaii many, many times. One of our fondest memories was a helicopter tour of the island of Kauai. The view, sights, and sounds (yes, sounds) were breathtaking! Unfortunately, I no longer remember the name of the flight service to help you select, and like all such businesses, they perhaps may not even be around anymore. But, I do want to encourage you to take the adventure. The particular service we used gave us each a set of headphones so the pilot was able to communicate above any noise. Between conversations was beautiful music that seemed to fit in with the whole experience. I can distinctly remember approaching the crest of a small mountain, the music playing in the background. As we broke over the crest, and saw a magnificent beach and the Pacific Ocean, a dramatic part of the musical piece broke open at the same time. It took your breath away. (I can imagine that the pilot timed his approach over the crest to the music.) I'll never forget this experience. We did the same thing on another day over the Big Island. The volcanic activity was also exciting, and we could see the hot lava dumping into the ocean, creating more square footage to that beautiful island (which is our favorite). I don't recall that this 'copter tour had the piped music, but still was well worth the trip. By the way, my wife (Billie of Ballard) hates to fly, but screwed up courage for this first experience in a helicopter. She loved it! -Jim Russell ('58) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) To: Dick Harris ('49) I love your idea of celebrating an anniversary!! I am shell-shocked after just getting back from a week of being with 64 5th and 6th graders at a Methodist Church camp. Fortunately we had decent cabins to sleep in, as we had a few days of heavy duty rain, but also some great days to be outside. Half of the kids were from a community center in Terre Haute and the rest from little tiny towns around Columbus, IN (you know where that is, don't you??). It was like being back working in a group home in California in some ways. But some great moments too. Warren and I were sure glad there were some younger counselors to keep up with these kids who were non-stop!! We did get some great ideas for being cooks at a Methodist Church camp in Colorado for three weeks starting in late July. It will take us that long to recover from this experience. I think I am feeling my age a bit at this moment and I'm so glad we have a home to come home to; I would not be wanting to do that this week too. -Helen Cross Kirk ('62) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gary Christian ('67) Was recently strolling through an antique store in downtown Vancouver, WA and there, stuck back in a dark corner, were three green and gold cloth letterman's jacket "R" letters. Each was about four inches high. Humm.... could it be? A special thanks to Sharon Popp Wise ('67) and her husband Stacy for their hospitality while I visited my Air Force son on Father's Day in Phoenix. The photos and air conditioning! (lol) were great. We hope to see you both soon. -Gary Christian ('67) ~ Vancouver, WA - where the weather goes from a hot 99 to a cool and wet 66 in a matter of days. Wet and 58 right now. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Pam Ehinger Nassen ('67) To: Dennis Hammer ('64) There is no confusion in the Cows have guns! Cows do have udders; it's the Bulls that don't!! So, you see, your assumption was wrong: those were all Lady cows since a Cow is of the female sex! I didn't see one Bull in the bunch!! Bombers Rule -Pam Ehinger Nassen (The Blue Ribbon Class of '67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Davis ('74) Re: Tales From the Road As mentioned by my younger sister, Karen ('76), in an earlier SAlumni andstorm, my mother B.J., my sister Sheila ('71), and I have been on a cross-country trek to Denver, Missouri, and Arkansas. Karen's concern was my mom's health and how it would hold up on this long journey. Well, her health has been fine, but we seem to have misplaced her. You see, she has been sitting in the back seat on these long long stretches of endless highway. She is content with reading and occasionally dozing off, but we don't hear much from her. Apparently, some time during the long Wyoming stretch, we seem to have lost her. Maybe it was at a convenience store or a rest stop or maybe we didn't lock the door. We don't really know! Anyway, if anyone happens to be traveling east on I-70 and you see an elderly lady on the side of the road would you mind picking her up and delivering her to Missouri. We kinda miss her! -M. Davis ('74) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Sue Oberg Friend ('79) To: Shannon Weil Lamarche ('82) Re: Kauai Helicopter Shannon, I went on one of those helicopter rides last year when my family went to Kauai. We went through Air Kauai. It was a wonderful experience, and anyone spending a few days on the island should really consider making the trip. They take you on a big loop of the island and stop at various points of interest along the way. They take three couples at a time. When you call for reservations, they ask for your weight to determine optimum placement of the occupants. The skinniest couple gets to ride in the front seats with the pilot -- we of course were in the back seat with the other fat guys. I figured that if the other occupants had lied as much as I did about their weight; we were doomed to go down in a fiery ball of flames. They must factor in a "fibbing" weight into their calculations however, because we were just fine. The windows in the helicopter were huge out the front, and the sides too, so we had great views in all directions. Everyone wears headphones to cut out the noise from the rotors, and we had built-in microphones so we could talk amongst each other and hear the pilot's commentary. The pilot had a very mellow soothing voice as he went through his description of the sites. He also plays a lot of new-age Yani-type of music during the ride, so it's a very soothing experience. We felt very safe and comfortable the whole way. The best time to make the helicopter trip is right after a big rain. That way, all the wonderful waterfalls are running at capacity. If you can't control the weather though, go anyway. It'll be an experience of a lifetime, and the highlight of your trip. Aloha, -Sue Oberg Friend ('79) ~ Kingston, WA - what happened to our summer anyway? ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Zorba Manolopoulos ('91) Re: RHS Alumni Database Below is the current count by class year of over 18,000 Bomber alumni who have a record in the online directory. We are still working on finding the rest of our missing Bombers and, of course, adding 2003. Classes Prior to 1940: 1920 - 1; 1929 - 2 1930 - 2; 1931 - 1; 1933 - 1; 1934 - 2; 1937 - 1; 1939 - 1 1940 - 2002: year 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 decade 194x 1 1 11 12 34 82 93 151 181 231 195x 222 276 273 320 365 450 367 398 387 179 196x 187 448 184 475 575 607 572 563 659 251 197x 246 579 215 133 99 402 478 118 81 133 198x 79 511 630 429 74 61 379 316 361 315 199x 256 332 304 327 311 21 296 350 385 377 200x 380 427 434 -Zorba Manolopoulos ('91) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/23/03 Dateline: Richland ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 8 Bombers and 1 former teacher sent stuff: Jack Lowrey ('49), Helen Cross ('62) Jeanie Walsh ('63), Dennis Hammer ('64) Jeff Michael ('65), Mike Howell ('68WB) Karen Davis ('76), Beth Young ('81) Lynn Dunton, former Richland teacher ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jack Lowrey ('49) To: Dick McCoy ('45, '46, '02) Great advice. I am a cancer survivor. Had colon cancer in '84. Caught early and removed surgically with no side effects or chemo. Get a sig every five years and so far so good. Hang in there. -Jack Lowrey ('49) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) To: All fellow Class of '62 members We need to recruit more "hits" to the website, as we have the lowest total of "hits" in our decade, and I thought we were a pretty vocal group. It seems we need to be more "mouse-oriented", as that is the action required to move up in this race. It's nice to be relaxing alone here by our little piece of the little lake, without 64 5th and 6th graders. A toast to all elementary and middle school teachers who have survived over a week of close quarters with that energetic age group! I wimped out with social work, so I just saw them for a few short hours at a time, and never in such a large group! -Helen Cross Kirk ('62) ~ West Harrison, IN - where it is about 85 and sunny with blue skies outside after some strong rain storms this past week. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jeanie Walsh Williamson ('63) OK, Gold Medal Class of '63 ............ where are the pictures for the classmates who couldn't attend? We're waiting! -Jeanie Walsh Williamson (Gold Medal Class of '63) Simi Valley, CA - Home of the Ronald Reagan Library, where Air Force One arrived for its final destination today. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dennis Hammer ('64) To: Pam Ehinger Nassen ('67) Re: Cows with Guns Well, I know when we say "cow" we normally think of female. I think this is always true when talking about other animals such as elephants, sea lions, whales, etc. But it seems that the word "cow" can be used as the generic term for cattle. The American Heritage Dictionary found on Yahoo says: "3. A domesticated bovine of either sex or any age." This seems to be the way the writer uses it because the lyrics of the song make it quite clear that our cow hero is a male. However, I think the Army definition of a cow is the best: -Dennis Hammer ('64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jeff Michael ('65) Re: RHS Alumni Database Zorba, I read your Sandstorm web site class count with interest and DEMAND A RECOUNT. I'm sure there must be some hanging Chads, or Freds, or Rose Marys out there somewhere. It's just NOT POSSIBLE for the Class of '65 to be in THIRD place in ANYTHING! All surveys are required to give an error percentage ..... I'm thinking your inaccruacies [sic] must total somewhere between 24 and 52. I don't remember much math after 2nd year algebra, so I'll not attempt to compute the percentage. Come to try to think about it ..... all I remember about 2nd year algebra is how to spell it, and maybe Gaynor Dawson or LaMont Worley, or Alex Clark and Ron Michelson. Seems there were some girls, too ..... DJ Jeff -Jeff Michael ('65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Howell ('68WB) Hi, The very first thing I want to do is to thank Jon and Judie Heid Elliott for their hospitality. I also want to thank Judie for listening to me remember how things used to be and putting up with my OLD friends as we remembered when ..... The next thing I need to do is let everybody know that even though I was raised in West Richland and went to school in Richland, I have never been there before. It has been more than 30 years since I left there and there isn't anything the same. Judie took me to the local pizza place for a sandwich and I caught myself looking to see if I could recognize anybody. Just as we were leaving I discovered that I had been looking at people around 30 years old or so. I want to thank Pat Doriss Trimble ('65) for coming by the booth and saying, "Hi." I didn't recognise her either. If any of the rest of you came by I must admit that I didn't recognize you and if I missed you I am sorry. I only got lost a couple times but I was able to find my way without calling 911. Cool Desert Nights was great and I loved the cars; I had forgotten about the wind though. I stayed with some friends (not Bombers) that transplanted to Bombing Range Road Friday and Saturday night. Saturday night was the Winston Cup at The Raceway and it was rather tough getting to sleep. I wanted to be in the bleachers. All in all I had a truly great time but I missed meeting Maren. I was told they would be setting up the nostalgia booth right next to me and they never showed. By the way Maren, I had something for you. You will have to catch me at one of the other shows to get it though. -Mike Howell ('68WB -- more than ever now) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Karen Davis Scheffer ('76) To: "Little bro" Larry Davis ('80) Darn it all boy, you always have had the grin with your eyes and lips that the girls love -- but yeah, my other brothers have it too. Tell Gary best of everything for me please; and, I know what you mean: Richland is my home too -- been in Spokane 16 years now and really hating it -- I love the Tri-Cities. What are you doing these days over there? The tractor intrigues me. Getting wider -- well, that's the Davis in you -- must be all of Alpha's fried taters and sugar. Love you, "brother" -- take care, -Karen Davis Scheffer ('76) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Beth Young Gibson ('81) To: Shannon Weil Lamarche ('82) For helicopter tours try Blue Hawaiian Helicopters. This group operates right out of the airport, as most of them do. Not sure if this group is on Kauai, but they are on the Big Island. Many of the pilots are ex-military and very experienced. You get a safety pep-talk before you even get on the chopper. It was relatively quiet inside and nobody had a bad view, as only six people can get on at once. The neatest thing was that they have video cameras inside and out and record your entire trip. When you get back to the airport, they dub copies so you can take home a souvenir video of your adventure. Be prepared to spend money, though. When Dad took this trip it cost $85 per person. -Beth Young Gibson ('81) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Lynn Dunton, former Richland teacher I just read Dick McCoy's ('45, '46, '02) letter with his great advice for people who find out they have cancer. I want to add that procrastinating about going to the doctor for a diagnosis is often the biggest danger. Ladies, a mammogram can detect a lump you can't feel. The x-ray may not show a lump at all; but, a few white salt-like specks indicates a spot with a problem. With an early diagnosis, the small lump is removed and no reconstruction is necessary. Breast cancer is appearing often in younger women so the mammogram bar has been lowered to "over thirty". I am fortunate to have insurance that covers mammograms. If you don't have that coverage, pay the extra premium to get it. Whatever it takes, do it. Men, encourage the women in your life to have mammograms or the newer electronic scans for cancer. The doctor who started the Breast Cancer Postage Stamps for cancer research is pushing for prostate research stamps too. So far in the past four years over 35 million dollars has been raised for breast cancer research which affects one out of ten women. The stamps cost two cents more than regular postage and that two cents goes directly to the foundation. With the money I save by e-mail correspondence, it makes Breast Cancer Stamps quite affordable. -Lynn Dunton, former Richland teacher *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/24/03 Dateline: Richland ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 18 Bombers and 1 funeral notice today: Bill Berlin ('56), Jeffrey Hartman ('59) Helen Cross ('62), Susan Nussbaum ('63) Fred Schafer ('63), Susie Shaver ('63) Ray Stein ('64), Linda Reining ('64) Gary Behymer ('64), Patti Snider ('65) Tedd Cadd ('66), John Zimmer (66) Pam Ehinger ('67), Jerry Lewis ('73) Mary Anne Lauby ('73), Larry Davis ('80) Shannon Weil ('82), Zorba Manolopoulos ('91) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* BOMBER BIRTHDAY YESTERDAY (06/23): Diane Murphy ('65) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Bill Berlin ('56) I have been on the road for the past three weeks -- London, Miami, Houston, and Richland -- and noticed a piece on the great sport of rugby in the Alumni Sandstorm. I have never played a millisecond of rugby nor experienced the thrill of the scrum, but I have been keenly associated with a rugby club and its "rugger" members. Whilst living in Victoria, B.C., some of my staff were rugby players on some of the various teams on Vancouver Island. One particular group needed a new clubhouse so I took on the task of raising the money and getting it built. One brainstorm that I had was to contact a local private school, St. Michael's University School or SMUS and see if they would join us in the building of the pitch and locker rooms. They agreed that it would be a very efficient way of doing things but agreed that those young lads would have to stay away from the area where the adult beverages were served before, during, and after the game. You see, having a pint for medicinal purposes is very much part of the game of rugby and, since injuries are numerous and rather severe, several pints are usually prescribed. I did not do this all myself. I had some help from bankers, barristers, insurance guys, etc., but ruggers usually only have two things on their mind: the game and getting medicated for the game. Stuff like "long- term or short-term interest rates", ROI ratios, etc. don't usually come into play with them so they leave that up to us non-playing business types, who also need certain medication after dealing with all of the endless permits which are required. Whilst the game is huge on Vancouver Island, the best tournament that I ever went to was the Hong Kong 7's: teams made up of only seven players. I believe there were something like 40 teams from all over the world, including the famous All-Blacks from New Zealand, who warm up doing Maori chants and looking very hostile, and the tournament went on for several days. One should have copious amounts of Fosters (the Aussie beer) common stock as production levels went up correspondingly with the HK7 consumption ..... for medicinal purposes of course. The big difference between rugby and cricket is what the players drink. You know what ruggers drink by now but in cricket the drink of choice is ..... tea. In fact, the scores are not calculated by quarters or halves but by points scored "before tea." Interesting game but hardly one to keep you awake before "tea and cucumber sandwiches on toast points," if you get my drift. Rugby players are carved out of granite; cricket players out of cucumber. And then there is Australian Rules Football ..... a story for another day but with similar prescriptions as found in rugby. -Bill Berlin ('56) ~ in Seattle where it is gray, overcast, and raining a bit. House in Anacortes coming along nicely. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jeffrey Hartman ('59) Memorial Services for Mary Hartman, my mom and mother of Lance ('60) and mother-in-law to Marie Ruppert Hartman ('63) and former Jason Lee 1st grade teacher will be on Saturday, June 28 in Port Townsend at the Trinity UMC at 609 Taylor St. at 11am. A graveside ceremony will be held the next day, Sunday, June 29 in Benton City at the Evergreen Cemetery at 2pm. Receptions will be held following both ceremonies with details and directions provided following the memorials. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to Mary's church: Trinity United Methodist Church Renovation Fund 609 Taylor St. Port Townsend, WA 98368 -Jeffrey Hartman ('59) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) I wanted to add my late congratulations to Judy Powell Free ('61) on her artistic achievement! That is neat. If I do make it to Seattle later in August I will get the name of the gallery, as I'd love to see it. Way to go, Judy! Warren and I are out trying to spruce up the yard, and weed the gardens, and enjoying the relaxing pace of being able to do what we want to when we want to. It's supposed to get up to 87 this afternoon and the humidity isn't bad at all now. In fact the mornings are quite lovely. -Helen Cross Kirk ('62) ~ West Harrison, IN - where we are enjoying our 3rd day of sunshine and no rain!! ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Susan Nussbaum Reeb ('63) Re: Class of '63 Reunion Just have to comment on the outstanding reunion our class enjoyed in Richland this weekend. Over a hundred classmates (and many spouses) gathered for a fun-filled 40th reunion. What a great turnout! In addition to the many activities that were planned -- including an organized bike ride, golf outing, riverboat cruise, and Cool Desert Nights car show -- we had a terrific social on Friday night and a wonderful banquet on Saturday night. It was fun seeing many slides of the early days in Richland -- some photos taken before we were born -- and others of classmates taken from our senior yearbook. We had a great time walking down memory lane. A highlight of the banquet was celebrating Micki Lund Anderson's lovely mother's 99th birthday. What a special lady! The entire weekend was enjoyable as we visited with old friends and laughed at events that occurred back in the '50s and '60s. The highlight of the weekend for me was Sunday morning. Following a long walk along the river with many other classmates (we even let David Rivers ('65) join us older folks!) and a delicious brunch, we organized and then headed for the river bank to participate in a memorial service for 48 deceased members of our class. Rev. Bill Wilson ('63) led us in a brief spiritual service. Then Rosalie Lansing Haag called out each deceased classmate's name one by one, as we took turns commenting on the classmate and releasing a green or gold balloon in memory of the person. The balloons had messages written on them from the classmates in attendance. As you might imagine, there wasn't a dry eye in the group as we remembered these friends with whom we attended school and in many cases maintained long-lasting friendships. The reunion ended with Bill Wilson tossing a large bouquet of flowers into the river ... and a huge group hug. As I drove home from the reunion yesterday afternoon, I reminisced about the renewed friendships and the truly unique experience we had growing up in Richland. Through this Alumni Sandstorm forum and well organized and attended reunions, we continue to share relationships and memories with our classmates that many other folks can't imagine. A big THANK YOU to Linda Belliston Boehning and her committee for planning an awesome reunion for us. And to Oma Maren, who is also a member of our class and who was in attendance (with baby pictures!) at the reunion this weekend, for providing this unparalleled opportunity for us to keep in touch with Richland Bombers from all graduating classes. You both are a real blessing to all of us! By the way, I'm still wearing the green and gold beads given to me by Frank Osgard ('63WB) this weekend -- even though they don't match my outfit! -Susan Nussbaum Reeb (Gold Medal Class of '63) ~ Boise, ID where the sun is shining and the temps are unseasonably cool. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Freddie Schafer ('63) Re: Class of '63 Reunion Thank you, thank you to the 40th reunion committee for a wonderful weekend. What a lovefest! Some of us bonded over 50 years ago, and all of us bonded 40 years ago; was great renewing those bonds. I won't need my meds for a least a month. Once again I proved that Ann is the stable one in the family. The Class of '63 women are still beautiful, thanks for all the hugs; I will be taking cold showers for a month. To all of you who talked to my mom on Sunday, thanks for being so nice. Dee, Leslie, Marylyn, thanks for reliving the Totten neighborhood memories. How did we survive some of those things? Ellen and Mary Lou, no boat trip will be ever the same for me from now on. Who would have thunk that we could have December-like weather on the water in June in Bomberland? It was great sharing stories with many of you; I think I told the truth most of the time. All this time I thought #32 was an innocent, dedicated athlete; the truth came out Saturday night that all that time he was thinking with a different organ. Sunday morning was beautiful, emotional, and therapeutic; Bill Wilson's words were inspirational; thanks for the excellent job Bill. June Smith Colletti (RIP), sorry I could not get the words out but know that you are missed. Marybeth, you are a delight to talk to and thanks for taking such good care of David George. Those of you who were not there: you were missed; PLEASE PLEASE (I can always use more hugs) come to the next one. Hope to see some of you at the Bomber Picnic at Battle Ground Park on August 3rd. -Freddie Schafer ('63) ~ cloudy Vancouver, USA - where it will probably take me a couple more days... ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Susie Shaver Caldwell ('63) Congratulations, Gold Medal Class of '63! What a great reunion! And thanks to Dick and Linda Belliston Boehning, and everyone else involved with the planning! You all should pat yourselves on the back, as everything went extremely well (except the weather on the boat ride, as I heard). The memorial service is something that I will remember until I'm gone, as it was so moving to see classmates honoring their friends that have gone. I'm crying right now just thinking about it. I am just so happy to have attended, and talked to as many classmates that I was able to do. I would encourage anyone that could not attend, to try to do so next time, as it is a WARM FUZZY. Thanks to all of you that did so much to make me feel welcome, and thanks for being my friend. Take care, and I hope to see you all next time. Luv, -Susie Shaver Caldwell ('63) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Ray Stein ('64) Re: Numbers Game at the Spudnut Shop Last Friday, as I was enjoying good coffee and conversation at the Spudnut Shop, someone shouted, "Numbers game! Are you guys in?" As if by reflex, my friends Lester Fishback ('34) and Roger Fishback ('62) each tossed a dollar in the pot. Wanting to see what this was about, I followed suit. Apparently this game dates back some 50 years to the likes of Homer Spencer and Bill Compton, Sr. Someone writes a number between 1 and 1000 on the back of a napkin and people try to guess the number. Let's say someone guesses 400. If that is low, the next person must pick a number between 401 and 1000, etc. The game proceeds till the number is chosen. Let me set the scene here. I'm in the middle of talking to Lester about the Richland-Davis game, Roger and at least two others are telling me about the numbers game, the waitress wants to know if I want a refill, and I'm trying to figure out if I know the person who is looking at me from two tables away. Amidst the din, napkin man says, "Ray, you're up, pick a number between 300 and 400." In a coffee stupor, I holler back, "341." What follows is cheering and laughter as I'm handed the napkin with "341" written on it. Now, here's the punch line. How much did I win for my 1 in a 100 pick? Nothing! I lose! I get to buy 1/3 of all the coffee! Roger swears he told me the first 3 rounds of winners are really losers and the 4th round winner gets the pot (he must have told me sometime between Weirman-Allen and "I'll have leaded, please"). Not that I doubt Banker Roger, but can I get some confirmation on the rules of this ancient Richland ritual? Re: Sunday Memorial Service for Deceased '63 Classmates I want to tell Rosalie Lansing Haag, Bill Wilson, et al., that the service was a beautiful way to remember our friends who are no longer with us. I appreciated the opportunity to pay my respects to those friends. It was so very emotional to hear their names called out and hear the short, but heartfelt, tributes given by various '63 classmates as they released a special balloon with written messages. Maren whispered through her tears every time a Spalding classmate came up, and I also felt a deep sense of loss when a friend of mine was mentioned. The balloons of each honored classmate floated over the Columbia River like they knew they were part of a solemn tribute. When Bill finished his sermon and tossed the flowers into the river I was wishing those departed people could have been with us in person, but I felt like each soul was there in Bomber spirit on the banks of the Columbia. -Ray Stein ('64) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Linda Reining ('64) To: Dennis Hammer ('64) Re: Army explanation of cows Cute. To: Lynn Dunton (former Richland teacher) Re: mammograms I get one of those blasted things every year -- started getting them when I hit the Big 40 (17 years ago) and continue to get them every year in October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month. So far I have been lucky, only found one little "suspicious" spot, that later turned out to be a small cyst that was absorbed by my body (not sure how that works, but it's gone). Keep thinking if guys had to have one of those, they would have made sure the blasted thing wasn't painful and/or wasn't nearly as uncomfortable! -Linda Reining ('64) ~ Bakersfield, CA - temps were in the mid 80's and supposed to be that cool all week; might not have to hibernate this week. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Gary Behymer ('64) Re: Bomber Hoopster Sighting Paragraph 5! -Gary Behymer ('64) ~ downtown Colfax, WA ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Patti Snider Miller ('65) To: Jeff Michael ('65) Come on Class of '65, we don't want to be in third place! Welcome to this great site, Jeff. Did we Patties finally get you to come to this sandstorm :) Was glad to see you while you were here and to meet Donna and your boys. I e-mailed you a day or so after you left Richland. Did you receive it? I will be looking in on your dad sometime this week and will let you know how he is doing. To: Dick McCoy ('45) That was a great inspiration as a cancer survivor; congratulations and many more years to come. Positive attitude works for a lot of health issues, huh? Bomber Cheers, -Patti Snider Miller ('65) ~ Richland - where it is 77 at 7pm and hardly a breeze! ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Tedd Cadd ('66) Re: cows I've seen two cartoons (one joke type and one political type) that pictured cows recently. Both had cows with 6 teats. There seems to be something afoot here ..... male cows, rows of teats. Stay tuned for the next TV series: "The C-files". -Tedd Cadd ('66) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: John Zimmer ('66) Just a few notes to let everyone who attended R2K+3 know that my wife, Marilee, and I had a great time. Everyone who did not make it sure missed some fun and must plan ahead for next year. On a special note, Donna Thorson Whiteside ('66) came all the way from St. George, UT with husband Bob. Bob's class reunion was in Sunnyside the same day and couldn't make it to Richland but Donna showed up a little after 10am. Spent the better part of five hours reminiscing. We hadn't seen each other since graduation and the time went by much too fast. Lonnie Coleman (our very dear friend) missed a great reunion but considering his recent neck surgery and the trip he would have had to have made from Florida we will forgive him (this time). Thanks to everyone for making my first trip back since graduation very memorable, especially to Irl French ('51) who kept us company Saturday night until we could not stay up much longer (hope you had a safe trip home, Irl) and Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) for making sure we left our room in time for dinner. Also, thank you Carma and Pat for sharing your table and time with us while we waited for Patti. -John Zimmer ('66) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Pam Ehinger Nassen ('67) To: Dennis Hammer ('67) Re: cows Yes, I agree with you! And I do like the Army version much better! LOL! Yes, most people see a herd of cattle and call them cows. There might be a bull or two in the group (or herd rather). Does a bull like being called a cow? Bombers Rule -Pam Ehinger Nassen (The Blue Ribbon Class of '67) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jerry Lewis ('73) Re: RHS Class of '73 30 year reunion reminder We're still looking for the addresses of about 200 classmates. We published an ad in the Tri-City Herald on Sunday, June 22, in Section C. I've already received a few corrections. We'd like to get registrations in by July 1. Check the web site at where you can see the missing list, pull up the flyer and registration form in a PDF, or print out a web page registration form. We'll be meeting Thursdays at 7pm at Coco Loco in Columbia Center North (old Metro Cinemas) until the reunion in case you want to volunteer to lend a hand. More info and contact info are at the web site. -Jerry Lewis ('73) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Mary Anne Lauby ('73) To: John Northover ('59) Re: Judy Powell Free's ('61) Art work Thanks for the link to Judy's artwork. My husband, Jim Yount ('61), and I have been following Judy's work for the last couple of years and really enjoy her style. Last year Jim did an interpretation of one of Judy's pieces in deep-carved glass. You can see it at While you're at the site, check out the rest of the glass work at -Mary Anne Lauby ('73) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Larry Davis ('80) To: "Big Sis" Karen Davis Scheffer ('76) You're embarrassing me with all the "girl" talk. (But oh! What fun.) I'm a-grinning now from ear to ear. Richland summers are sure hard to beat ..... but I'm married now for nearly 18 years. My lip-smackin' girl love comes from my wife, Carrie ('80 Snohomish grad), and two daughters, Marie and Amanda (both teens) and, of course, all the puppy kisses I get from all the beagles we have. (Quick brag: one of our dogs took best of breed last weekend in a show at Canby, OR.) Since retiring from running health clubs I went into real estate. I've been selling homes throughout the Puget Sound area for about 13 years now. It keeps me busy but I'm able to do a lot of work from home and play with kids and dogs. I've been sponsoring a number of young kids' teams every year and have also been able to break away from work long enough for me to get up and down the court a few times (I've been playing hoops in the Redmond league). For a short old man, I'm still fairly quick and do pretty well. Chris Lloyd's ('79) older brother Mike (Hanford) has officiated a few of the games. He also monitors the Sandstorm, so "Hi Mike." Last year I was also able to twist Robert Lacey's ('80) and Steve Walter's ('80) arms into playing some games (both are over 6'4" and are ex- Bombers). For a few games, not only did we bring in some Bomber talent, but I was no longer the "oldest" one on the court. My Bomber Green & Gold John Deere arrived. I had been after one for a few months to help around the house (we're on a couple of acres here). My family has been giving me the "business" about my new toy but I still enjoy taking car of the yard (a trait I learned in Richland; I took care of many yards to earn "summer fun" money). Sorry to hear that you don't like Spokane. I played a lot of semi-pro baseball there. My cousin Roger Williamson ('78) lives there now. My mom, Kathy Hudson Williamson ('54) and dad Jim Williamson ('53) have a cabin just outside of Spokane in Twin Lakes, ID. I still try to get there a few times a year. Brother Gary ('77) gets up there much more than I (I'll make sure to tell him hello for you). Thanks for the "Grandma Webb" reference to fried taters and sugar. Being from the South, she could fry anything. She was always cooking something. One never went hungry at her house. We used to all sit down for Monday dinners at Grandma's. She was the matriarch of our family and quite a lady. We lost her earlier this year. I think I'll go fix some cinnamon and sugar toast now (with lots of butter). -Larry Davis ('80) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Shannon Weil Lamarche ('82) Many thanks to all of you who answered my question about helicopter tours in Kauai either in the Sandstorm or personally. I really appreciate all your advice about the tours and all of the other tidbits of "don't miss" adventures! I just KNEW the Bomber Community knows EVERYTHING! Thanks again, -Shannon Weil Lamarche ('82) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Zorba Manolopoulos ('91) Re: RHS Alumni Database The recount is in and Bush won!! Oops ..... wrong set of numbers. After a flurry of activity on Sunday, it seemed like a good time to give another summary of the database. The results are at: Good Luck, -Zorba Manolopoulos ('91) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* Funeral Notice scanned from the TCHerald by Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) >>John Robert O. Marshall ('64) ~ 5/23/45 - 6/18/03 *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/25/03 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 8 Bombers from the '60s sent stuff today: Nada McCoy ('62), Dave Hanthorn ('63) Mary Ann Vosse ('63), Karma King ('64) Carolyn Moore ('65), David Rivers ('65) Rick Maddy ('67), Karen Pierce ('68) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Phil Belcher ('51) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Nada McCoy ('62) To: David Rivers ('65) Re: Shelley McCoy's ('63RIP) Memorial Truck Picture Thanks for sharing the picture of Shelley's Memorial Truck with everyone. I loved it! I printed a copy of it and sent it to my older brother Joe ('60). It gives me a warm feeling to know that others miss Shelley as much as I do. I will also share this picture with Shelley's kids. Thanks, David, for the truck. -Nada McCoy ('62) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Before conversion to tow truck -- and after] McCoys Park Pumps McCoys Park Pumps ~ 6/17/03 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dave Hanthorn ('63) I had planned to write a little "diary" entry about the Gold Medal Class of '63 Class Reunion now that I have had a couple of days to "wind down" after what had to be the most emotionally high weekend since R2K. But it turns out I don't have much work to do, after reading today's entries from Sue, Freddie, Susie, and even Ray (from the Class of '64). The four of them did such a great job of summing up the weekend that there is not much left for me to say. But before I shut up completely, I did want to mention the great fun it was to sit in the (almost) warm morning sun on Saturday in front of the ol' Spudnut Shop with Maren and my wife, just chatting, munchin' Spuddies, and watching the world go by. Eventually just about everyone came by to have a Spuddie and stopped to chat for a few minutes. Then there is the growing tradition of "closing down Denny's" sometime after 2:00 AM in the morning after the Saturday night reunion party with Maren, Karen, Lynn, myself and others. I hope this tradition continues to grow at future reunions, and that even more of our ol' Bomber buddies will join us for some really special good times. The reunions just seem to get better and better as we get older and older, and it is because of the good friends that just seem to become more and more special as each year goes by. Anyone who was there at the river side when we memorialized our "missing" friends will know what I mean when I say that we must cherish our friends while we have them, for they (or us) can be too soon gone. Thanks to all who had a hand (either large or small) in putting together such a fine weekend for us. A special thanks to the Club 40 folks who helped out and welcomed us into their ranks. And a special thanks to all my classmates that came and shared the Bomber spirit. I love you guys. -Dave Hanthorn (Gold Medal Class of '63) STILL proud to be a Bomber ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mary Ann Vosse Hirst ('63) Re: Larry Mattingly ('60) I just started browsing through the new Sunset Magazine and was pleased to see our own Larry Mattingly quoted in a short article of what's new in fireworks displays. Good on you, Larry. -Mary Ann Vosse Hirst ('63) ~ In sunny Ocean Park, WA where I saw the first pelicans of the summer skimming the waves this morning! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Karma King Yourdan ('64) To: John Zimmer ('66) You are entirely welcome, John. It was a pleasure to meet you and your wife Marilee. It sounds like everyone had a great time at all the reunions. Wish we could have been to more of it. Next year will be the class of '64's 40 and we should all get together then. JUST A HUGE REMINDER CLASS OF '64!!!!! Take care -Karma King Yourdan ('64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Carolyn Moore ('65) Hi Maren, I saw mention of an art show for Judy Powell Free ('61) in Seattle. Would it be too much to ask for you to send me the date of the Alumni Sandstorm that mentioned her show? Thank you. -Carolyn Moore ('65) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: David Rivers ('65) Re: Travel tips and stuff Well, I'm back in the warm country. Was that a blast or what! Thanks to Ms. Hoff ('64) for a wonderful R2K+3. Thanks to the '63 committee for giving us youngsters a look at how the big kids do it! Thought I would share some things I learned on my trip. First... If you are not experienced at making your own flight reservations... but have decided to do it yourself instead of having your secretary or mom go thru the travel agent... there are a few things you should be aware of... there is a difference between "am" and "pm"... in fact it's like night and day... so don't confuse them... also leave way ahead of time for your flight... cuz when you get to the ticket counter and the ticket guy starts laughing because you are there in the am and your flight is in the pm... you will want some recovery time... then make sure the ticket guy is a friend of yours so he can fix your mistake and then put you in first class... (some guy at the reunion said my notes to the Sandstorm are always long... I don't find them long)... next... when you have those long pants in your hand and start to say "nah... I won't need these..." go with your first instinct... do not listen to any thoughts that begin with "nah..." I like to learn from my mistakes so next year I plan to review these tips before I get ready to go... Now... I gotta say that I just had a wonderful time! The DQ on Thursday was just as good as I hoped... tho Bill Blankingship ('62) did accost me and ask me "what the heck I was doing there"... all in all I was treated pretty well. I'm sorry I missed Ray ('64) at the Spudnut shop on Friday morning. I think I slept in... Normally we go on a trip by jet boat to the Vernita bridge and back but it was so cold I let Warford ('65) and Terry Werner ('65) do it alone this year... they confirmed it was very cold. A few people suggested Friday night that they understood me to cancel the las Margarita's dinner... no... I canceled the party at Lyman Powell's ('65)... next year I will choose my words more carefully... The car show Saturday was really a good one... I was able to run into lots of people I hadn't seen in a while... (ooooops... forgot to wish Bobby Irwin ('63) Happy birthday in here (go back to the DQ stuff it belongs in there... happy 60th Bob!... That's Bobby, Beaver ('65)... NOT Jerry ('58)... Bobby is the one with the Crisco in his hair)... For the '65er bash... we saw Marv Steel ('65)... he brought USMC hats for all the Marines of all years... if you didn't get yours... tell GrumpyolMarv... Kenny Johnson, Peter Joe Carroll, Rick Warford, Steve Simpson, Cecelia Bennett, Jim Adair (honorary), The ever lovely Miss Nancy, Sandy Jones, Carl Beyer, Janine Rightmire, Lucy Foster, Jack Keeney, Eric Peterson, Keith Peterson, Larry Gross, Danny and KC Collins, LeRoy Jackson, John Foster... all showed at one point or another... it was really great... I hope I didn't miss anyone... The Class of '63 was kind enough to allow us to share a little of their space Saturday night since it was too cold to stay at the kids tables set up outdoors... I got after-the-fact permission to hug several of the '63 girls when I realized I was busted by number 32 ('63)... Pitts ('63) even wore a Wailers shirt just to make me feel part of the group early on in the events... It was so nice of LaMont, Susan, Carolyn, Number 32 and Connie (all '63) to allow Lyman, Janine and me to join them on their Sunday stroll along the dike... I learned that you should be careful trying to keep up with guys with long legs and their ladies when they are on the home stretch just before breakfast... Reminded me of the horses going back to the barn at the riding academy... WHOOOOOOOOOOOA... I think my leg muscles will heal in time. So can I just say thank you to everyone who made this weekend a wonderful and memorable occasion... (Thanks Darlene ('64) for not dumping me again in public... and thanks Burt ('59) for letting my help you in the take down of the bomb and the banner... I shall never whine about it again!)... If you missed Judy Willox Hodge ('61) and Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) selling their wares... there is always snail mail orders)... I was lucky enough to have Kenny Johnson put me in touch with an old neighbor, Jerry Steen ('66)...we had a really nice talk and he even supplied me with a wonderful pocket knife and a '49-'51 Ford Shop Manual... what a guy! -David Rivers ('65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Rick Maddy ('67) Re: Mooo To: Pam Ehinger Nassen ('67) Re: Cow or Bull Pam, Through the years, and a couple of marriages, I have been called about every type of farm animal. Cow was one of the least offensive. -Rick Maddy ('67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Karen Pierce Cowan ('68) Re: Jennifer Lynn to Perform Evening Of Benefit Concerts For the past 2 years my sons (Bomber graduates) Harley Cowan ('90) & Tim Cowan ('95), have been playing in a band for northwest country music artist, Jennifer Lynn. Jennifer is Tim's wife of 3 years and they co- write Jennifer's songs. They currently reside in Portland, OR. You can read more about Jennifer, Tim & Harley at Jennifer's website: -Karen Pierce Cowan ('68) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/26/03 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 8 Bombers sent stuff: Joretta "Sue" Garrison ('58), Jim House ('63) Jim Wodehouse ('63), Leoma Coles ('63) Linda Reining ('64), Jeff Michael ('65) Brad Upton ('74), Larry Davis ('80) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Cyndy Brooks Cowman ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Roxanne Southard Jenkins ('71) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Joretta "Sue" Garrison Pritchett ('58) Re: Class of '58 Reunion Class of '58 is holding their Reunion September 5/6/7, in conjunction with Club 40 festivities. Reunion information was sent to classmates in May, and included a "list of missing classmates." Some of you have kindly provided new addresses, and the information has been forwarded. However, some of our original mailing has been returned by the Post Office as "unable to deliver", etc. The following names must be added to "MISSING" list. Please help us contact the following classmates. LeRoy Armstrong, Rose Karen Bailey, Erma Beadles Patterson, Don Blossom, Dennis Brake, Nancy Burnett Trantow, Jim Choate, Billy Ray Claphan, Donald Dean, David DeGood, Frances Katherine Eager, Larry Edwards, Darrell A. Fleshman, Loanna Glines Cadwell, David Gostnell, Helen Holder Schneider, Gary Lovinger, Dion Maruca, Neil McCartney, Monita McClellan James, Barbara Mosteller Horton, Barbara Powell Beaudry, Carolyn Thaves Morris, Howard W. Thompson, Thomas Traver, Charles Byron Ware, Donald Ware, Linda Whalen Boyd, Arlene Zook Henrie -Joretta "Sue" Garrison Pritchett ('58) ~ Richland ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jim House ('63) Re: Class of '63 Reunion Another Gold Medal performance for Class of '63. Linda Belliston Boehning ('63) and her committees have set the standard for reunions for planning and execution from checking in at the desk on Friday to the last balloon sailing over the Columbia on Sunday. I understand the reunion committee may convene this week to decide if I can attend future events without my spouse following my shameless attempt to have a group photo with all of the Gold Medal women. Actually, my only reunion regret is that I did not come forward to speak for fellow Marine and classmate, Howard Savare. Although he left us before graduation he is clearly our Class Hero by my definition. He made the ultimate sacrifice so that people in a far away land might enjoy the freedoms we take for granted. I could only cry out "Semper Fi" as his balloon sailed skyward. I should have said more. Yesterday, I checked the Vietnam Veteran's Memorial Wall web site for PFC Savare. Tears appeared when I read that "There are no messages for this fallen hero". If any classmates, friends and Marines would like to leave a message on the Wall for Howard, they may do so at -Jim House ('63) ~ Houston, TX - Where my wife and dog are scouring the real estate ads for the Pacific Northwest ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jim "Woody" Wodehouse (62-63) To: Nada McCoy ('62) Hey, Girl! Just read your e-mail... I miss Shelley as well! This is Jim Wodehouse (62) Also miss your smile from so many years ago. I remember you and all of us, spending hours around the old Willard/Snow stomping grounds. Shelley and Dave Sowden drove you crazy most of the time.. Of course I had nothing to do with that..Ha! The nickname "Hand grenades" was never spoken. Sorry, you said bad things would happen if that was ever said again! Do forgive me! Shelley would laugh at that one. Do take care and I do send the best to you and family. Thanks again for the dances at the many sock hops and contests years ago! Still dance and stay Natural.. Re: '63 Memorial The awesome balloon process welled me up to hear about. I also shared this process with my family. Balloons, music, roses, wooden hearts in water. I will never forget. God Bless all who made this happen for our friends and classmates. A special thanks to ALL these past few years. I am now in a position to offer a great service to all my classmates, etc. As a personal fitness and sports trainer, I commit to assisting all in need of health care and sports training. -Jim "Woody" Wodehouse (62-63) P.S. I've been blessed to have two sets of grads and classmates to share with..So just maybe, it is such a gift to me..Always!!! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Leoma Coles ('63) Re: '63 Reunion I too would like to thank all those involved with our 40-year class reunion! Linda and Dick along with Rosalie did a fantastic job. It was a very enjoyable week-end, even if the weather didn't cooperate! The memorial service at the river's edge was a beautiful way to end our short time together and to remember those no longer with us. I would encourage anyone who can to join in future reunions, and like Fred says, "the hugs were great!" Thanks again to the committee members. -Leoma Coles ('63) ~ Salem, OR - where it's finally warming up today!! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda Reining ('64) To: Class of '63 I have enjoyed reading about all the fun you guys had at your 40-year reunion... next year will be class of '64's turn and hope we have as much fun... if not more! -Linda Reining ('64) ~ Bakersfield, CA - we had been enjoying cool weather, but we are headed back to triple digit temperatures for the rest of the week! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jeff Michael ('65) To: The Pattis Yes, you have sucked me in. This IS kinda fun. Oh, Joe "Pete" Carroll (Richland Bell Furniture... free plug) helped, too. In fact, I'll be back next week for a job interview with Radio Active Music (another free plug). To: Zorba Manolopoulos ('91) YESSSS!! Putting the numbers in a visual made all the difference. I was always good on shapes (geometry vs. algebra) or was that anatomy vs. psychology... again... I can't remember. It looks to me... it's becoming clearer... YESSS!! There is only ONE class that touches, even penetrates, the 600 mark! And... let me look again... yes, it IS the Class of '65... still standin' after all these years! Thank you, Zorba... and in less than 6 weeks! Hey, bet you don't work for the government... DJ Jeff -Jeff Michael ('65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Brad Upton ('74) From 1954 to 1960 my dad delivered dry cleaning for New City Cleaners. I think he knew just about everyone. My mom was going through some of her old stuff recently and came across dad's sales sheet for the week ending 2-19-59. Here is the alphabetical list with addresses and amount due. Please excuse some misspellings as the whole sheet is handwritten: Apple 1112 Cedar .94 Andrus 2021 G.W.W. 1.88 Alexander 1509 Sanford 2.77 Aungst 1201 Acacia 1.88 Allen 519 Blue 1.83 Arndt 1922 Harris 1.83 Buslark 1611 Hunt 2.09 Barnard 1804 Thompson 3.13 Cruce #64 G.W.W. .94 Dietz 1422 Perkins 4.33 Dement 2032 Cascade 3.76 Davidson 1913 Ersnst(?) 1.88 Daerr 1104 Elm 5.22 Ethridge 2408 Tinkle 2.77 Eakins 1013 Cedar 9.20 Fichter 2205 Putnam 1.83 Feaster 1521 Thayer 12.05 Faulkner 1304 Sanford .94 Gilbert 2414 Pullen .94 Fastabend 1102 Wright 3.92 Hemey 1412 Swift 3.03 Hultman 2109 Torbett 1.88 Hills 1730 Harris 4.17 Hammack 1425 Perkins 2.17 Hammett 1316 Cottonwood .94 Hanson 1317 " Hewitt 1608 Perkins 2.14 Iseli 1100 Wright 2.82 Judson 1209 Birch 1.30 Knox 2038 Harris .94 Kaiser 1433 Goethals 2.35 Koberg 1105 Cedar 1.83 Lund 1024 Willard .94 Madsen 1120 Cottonwood 3.34 Maker 1908 Davidson 5.52 Moore 2105 Torbett .94 McNeill 806 Cedar 3.66 McElneny 1304 Hunt 3.28 Nostrand 1202 Cottonwood 1.62 Otterholt 84 Hodges Ct. 1.72 ONeill 1914 Hood .94 Powell 1611 Perkins .94 Reutenbach 1310 Roberdeau 2.77 Rightmire 1912 Everest 4.02 Semmern 2405 Pullen 3.03 Smithers 1629 Harris 5.80 Tubbs 1519 Butternut 4.48 Unzicker 1317 Cedar 1.83 VanTuyl 2410 Pullen .94 Walling 511 Cascade 1.83 Wright 1526 Johnston 1.83 Yates 73 Willis 1.04 Zelley 2102 Trippe .94 There are 2 more weekly lists from February of '59 with a lot more names, but I'm not entering them today! I thought all of you might enjoy reading those names and recognizing some friends and neighbors. I think home delivery of dry cleaning is probably a thing of the past with both parents working. I also believe my last dry cleaning bill was as much as this entire list combined. -Brad Upton ('74) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Larry Davis ('80) Re: Sandstorm 6/24/03 I was just checking to see what happened to the 6/24/03 Sandstorm. I never received my e-mail copy. (I have 6/23 & 6/25). Thanks, -Larry Davis ('80) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Larry, Dunno what the problem is... Any time you don't get your Sandstorm, you can go to the website and read it... Bookmark the site when you get there (or add it to your favorites). That's at the end of EVERY emailed Sandstorm. -Maren] *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/27/03 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff: Patti Jones ('60), John Adkins ('62) Frank Osgard ('63WB), David Rivers ('65) Jackie Hanson ('67), Mary Horton ('75) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) To: Bob Cowan ('60) You don't have to read this one. Unless you are still in Richland and want to drive over for the Fourth. If back in Alaska I'm sure you don't want to read it. *LOL* Re: '63 Reunion and R2K+3 Waiting for pictures I took at the reunion before doing an entry. (If they come out). Tons of Fun! Re: Fourth of July The format for the Fourth of July has been changed. All Bombers, families, and friends are invited at 8pm for the FIREWORKS and dessert. Fireworks begin around 10:15pm. The Fireworks are put on by Larry Mattingly ('60) and his company, Entertainment Fireworks. The Puyallup tribe donates to Tacoma to make it a bigger Fireworks show. Parking will be at the shopping center a minute away from my home. Please email for directions This will also give me a nose count. Bring blankets and chairs to sit on. Larry said recently at one of our luncheons that "Tacoma residents are charging $25.00 a blanket to watch the fireworks". I promise I won't charge. *GRIN*. Come and have fun. Stay as late as you want. Pray for good weather. Whatever that means in Western Washington. As my daughter Katrina says "wait a minute and the weather will change"!!!!!!!!!! Re: Puget Sound Lunch The Bomber Babes and Dudes, Puget Sound Area/Fife, voted to keep the luncheons going all summer. July will be on the 13th. August will be the 10th. A lot of us from Puget Sound Area, from what I hear, will be attending Portland's luncheon August 3 at Battle Ground. Keep up the good work, Portland. You can put me down as I will definitely be there and bringing my mom. Bombers Have Fun -Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) ~ Browns Point, WA - where it is sunny and warm but not quite hot enough for me yet. Weather people are talking rain by Monday. Typical, here comes the Fourth of July. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: John Adkins ('62) Re: Class of '63 Reunion Pictures Many of you are aware that there will be a Photo CD Album produced and made available to all members of the class of '63. I currently have about 100 pictures - but could use as many more as I can get. If you have taken pictures from the 40th reunion weekend and would be willing to share them with your classmates - contact me via e-mail and we will determine the best way for you to get them to me - either electronically or via postal mail - (I can scan processed film images - with no problem). The quicker I get the pictures the quicker - the Photo Album gets done. So let's get with it "63". -John Adkins ('62) ~ the wind has gone away in Richland the temperature is going up. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Frank Osgard ('63WB) So it's last Friday night and Frau Frank and I get into town after an eleven hour drive and check into our room at the Bali Hai. I realize I'd forgotten some of my "bitchin' threads" and decided to drive over to Dawson Richards to buy some socks and a new white belt. I get there and none Dawson Richards. I go around the corner to Hermans, none Hermans. None Penney's neither. I decided that since I was that close to the Uppie and not having been there since what, the eighth grade, I'd have one to get the trail dust out of my throat. I heard Gabby Hayes say that once, and this is the first time I've been able to use the line. Any how, I have a couple to celebrate my return to Richland and a few more while the bride is tying up the john ratting her hair. Now Peaches isn't just any typical Trophy Wife, and she was serious about looking good when she met my old cronies and croniesses. I got back without the socks, having struck out in locating CC Anderson's and not wanting to drive out of town to find the Buck Private. I was starting to sweat the fact that I wouldn't recognize anyone, not having an old annual to refresh my memory. An earlier Mrs. Osgard had used them in court as proof of my past transgressions, or at least the jury saw it that way. I don't know how they could interpret "Didn't we have fun in Mr. Wheeler's class, hope to see you this summer, SWAK ..............." as something illicit. I showered and snazed up, dropping my trous' a hitch, so no one would notice my white socks. Jade East on my left cheek and some vintage '62 English Leather on the right, just in case there was some dancing and I get to lead. We drove the Volarie out the By-Pass to the Knights of Columbus Hall (or KC Smoker Drinker as the Burkes called it) to jump into my past with both feet. There were only a couple of cars in the parking lot, and I didn't recognize a soul when we went in. There was no registration or signs up, so we just kinda hung out, smiling and nodding at the other people. They all seemed really old or really young. Not having been back for 30 years, I wasn't sure how people had aged. After about an hour, when the bride and groom came in and I figured that maybe I was in the wrong place. We did have some cake, shared in the toast and even did the YMCA dance before going back to the hotel. Saturday we cruised the southend and went to a car show in the Uptown. I didn't see anyone I knew, but there was a guy who looked just like Pitts, I mean exactly like Pitts, only he didn't have a Lucky Strike hanging off his lower lip, and wasn't joined at the hip with Whiteside. I knew it couldn't be him, but he looked just like Pitts. We went back to the motel and laid by the pool. It was kinda cold and windy, but pretty OK. I must have dozed off, 'cause when I woke up it was like seven thirty. We hustled back out to the KC Hall and this time found more cars in the parking lot. Inside the buffet line had already started and surprise, surprise, they even had their famous meat balls instead of prime rib, just like 30 years ago. After dinner we all sat down and played Bingo. Again I didn't see anyone I knew, but we did win about $40, in the magic nine blackout. We left with our new-found riches and went to A&W, which is now some chi-chi brew pub. Then we drove down to Zip's and did see someone I thought was Dennis Schodt, making hot laps in an Dodge Colt. Having had just too much fun for one day we hung it up about 11:00. Was kinda bummed that I hadn't seen anyone from the old southend days. Sunday morning we got up early to go get some long awaited Spudnuts before the long drive home. I'd been telling her for years about how good they were, especially when they are hot off the grease. Apparently there are no Sunday Spudnuts, and I hope they are able to get my nose prints off of the windows. It was nice to be back in Richland, but where was the reunion everyone has been writing about? Maybe we'll be back in five years, but the next time I'm bringing the reunion information. -Frank Osgard ('63WB) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: David Rivers ('65) Re: Fatman and Little Boy update Several of you have asked about the Fat Man and Little Boy key chains that were sold at R2K. Some may have even gone to the web site which is noted on the key chains [] and were unable to find the key chains in the museum store... Well, some people complained about seeing little pewter bombs on the web and they had to stop showing them on the site. This last weekend I wanted an earring like Burt ('59) was wearing ... I knew they must have come from the museum so I called this morning and sure enough, they have them... 20 bucks a set... they are sterling... I forget what I paid for the little key chains... but it was less... 10-12 bucks I think... so If'n ya are interested... the phone number for the museum store is: (505) 242-6083... (they take all credit cars... except Texaco... that may have been a joke about Texaco...) Re: Them Was The Days What a treat it was to see Jim Wodehouse's ('62-'63) entry in the Sandstorm this morning. When I saw Jim at the R2K, I thought I was seeing things... here was this guy... looking like a very young man running... (I mean running) to and fro helping Ms. Hoff ('64) set things up... great bod... handsome... and Gee... it must be Jim's son... I'll go over and introduce myself... something snappy like: "Boy are you the spitting image of your father!"... Now there's a story brewing... (you know'd there was, huh)... back in the day... It hadda been about my Jr. year because of where I was living and all and I was still living at home... Jim and Jim Cox ('64) and I were close as close could be... Cox and I lifted a lot of weights then but I concentrated on my arms and chest... Appearances are everything ya know... But Wodehouse... he was built like a Greek god... when we would go out, Jim had to have shotgun so he could ride with his arm out the window... at the first sign of trouble, Jim would flex and "riiiiiiiiip"... another shirt's sleeve ruined... but the bad guys would always give us a lot of room... So one night... (For Heidlebaugh ('65) and Harrah ('65))... I gotta start by saying... Well, we wuz all lickered up... Jim W. and I were over at Columbia Park at some kind of a carnival... we met two of the sweetest most innocent Pasco girls who musta challenged us to a rousing game of checkers... (more on checkers later)... I say that because we headed over to Jim's where he had a nice little apartment set up in his Mom's basement... I guess we set up the checker board and musta got kinda loud... I think one of the girls jumped Jim (his checker piece of course)... and she musta started yelling: "King me... king me... Oh Baby... King me!!" I say that because Jim's Mom came down stairs and politely asked us to take the game elsewhere... she musta been a checker fanatic... probably thought we should move the game to the community house where we could be better supervised and maybe a ref could keep those girls honest! So Jim and I decided to call it a night and headed for my house only to find the door locked... I was convinced that my folks were upset with me and had locked me out... being full of checker adrenaline, I boldly banged on the door... my mother came down in her robe and Jim and I went into a long explanation about having a flat on by the Yakima bridge and having to hoof it into town and on and on... turns out my little brother ('68WB) had locked the door because he was convinced Martians could slip in and do the family in during the night... 35+ years later... at R2K, I learned that's Jim's Mom's suggestion to leave was permanent and that Jim was not invited back to his cozy abode... all because of some checker cheating Pasco girls!!! -David Rivers ('65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jackie Hanson Hewett ('67) Re: Class of '63 Reunion It sounds as though your class reunion was a marvelous success. Kudos' to your wonderful classmates who dedicated so much time and energy to make it all happen. When I read the Sandstorm (almost daily) I am amazed at how many names I still recognize. I can even still put the faces with the names. Most of them from the classes of '62, '63, '65, '66 and of course '67. What an awesome thought someone had for a '63 Memorial. My sister Ann Hanson ('63RIP) will have passed away 31 years ago this July. She had many friends and was loved dearly. Truly one of God's angels here on earth, and now watches over her "little sisters" from above. Thank you all for remembering her and all her other classmates. For those from the class of '65, you may want to know your classmate and friend Charlie Nevins has not been well. He still lives in Vancouver, WA and I am sure would love to hear from you. Many of you probably know he has lost both is parents (Charlie Sr. and Minnie Nevins) and both his sisters, Shirley ('59) and Bobby June('55). I have not been back to Richland for many years now but hope to maybe make my 40th. -Jackie Hanson Hewett ('67) ~ Kenai, AK - where its 50 and the Kings are running. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mary Horton Finch ('75) Re: Larry Mattingly ('60) and Fireworks! I just want to say how fun it was to see a fellow Bomber mentioned in a National Publication! I was reading my "Sunset" magazine, and there on page 16 was an article about Fireworks that mentions Larry Mattingly in the first paragraph (as well as Olympia, WA--where I currently live). The new shapes for fireworks sound interesting as well as the new brighter colors. So Larry, where are you doing fireworks this 4th of July? At the Freedom Fest at Fort Lewis, the Tumwater Valley fireworks show, or somewhere else farther afield? And with the new brighter colors will there be shells that blossom in Bomber Green and Gold? Hope to see one of your shows someday, if this 4th of July doesn't work out. Do you do the Capital Lakefair fireworks? I try to see them every year!! -Mary Horton Finch ('75) ~ Here in sunny beautiful Olympia where the temperature in supposed to be in the mid 80s today, and Mt. Rainier looks spectacular! *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/28/03 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 9 Bombers sent stuff: Irl French ('51), Lola Heidlebaugh ('60) Joanna Faulkner ('63), David Rivers ('65) Cheryl Moran ('66), Scott Hartcorn ('67) Mike Lemler ('72), Kathy Hodgson ('76) Kim Edgar ('79) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Vickie Bigelow ('76) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Irl French ('51) To: All Puget Sound Bombers They say that when there needs to be assistance, advertise in the Sandstorm. So where are all you Puget Sound Bombers when it comes to the Fife/Seattle monthly luncheon? Come, enjoy good conversation and even find out what Larry Mattingly ('60) is doing. Don't be fearful. As one regular attendee stated recently. He was frightened to death upon his first luncheon. Both his wife and he were made welcome. Since their first visit they have been to the Portland luncheon and made their first visit to Richland after being gone for 33 years. Wear your Bomber outfits and if you do not have any, the luncheon HOST (Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) will see that you do not leave without the necessary garment to show that you are a Proud BOMBER. As always, wear your smiles as Tom Hughes ('56) will be taking your picture for the next day's Sandstorm. If I can tour Arizona to visit Classmates, you Puget Sound BOMBERs can drive the short distance to Fife for lunch. The next lunch is July 13th starting at 11:30 for coffee and lunch at 12:30. E-mail Patti Jones for your confirmed luncheon reservations. If you do not have her e-mail I am sure she will be responding to this message and then you can get her address. Oh yes do not worry too much about our waitress. She keeps everyone in line. See you in Fife on 7/13 and at the Portland picnic 8/3. -Irl French ('51) ~ In sunny downtown Edmonds (Between Seattle and Everett)... Oops there goes the ferry whistle. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Lola Heidlebaugh Bowen ('60) Re: Portland/Vancouver/Fife/Corvallis/Seattle/Olympia 2003 Picnic DATE: August 3, 2003 - Sunday PLACE: Battle Ground Lake State Park TIME: Any time after 9:00 a.m. NOTE: There will be a $5 per car fee this year. Please contact me if you are planning to be there. We will have grills - hamburgers & hot dogs - let us know if you're coming to the picnic so we can have plenty of food. Also - let me know what you plan to bring - so we can have a good variety - August 3 is just around the corner - -Lola Heidlebaugh Bowen ('60) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Joanna Faulkner Brown ('63) I just wanted to thank Brad Upton ('74) for taking the time to write out the "laundry list" for us in Weds. Sandstorm. I was so tickled to see my family name on the list together with our address at the time and the huge amount of money that was owed for the dry cleaning. Talk about a trip down memory lane!! You're a gem, Brad! Bomber cheers, -Joanna Faulkner Brown ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: David Rivers ('65) Re: Now I understand Well, it has become perfectly clear to me that I was stuck at the kids' table at the '63 bash because Frank Osgard ('63WB) didn't save me a seat at the big peoples' table and now I know why. It is becoming even more clear to me how and why Frank is a wanna be and not a full fledged '63er... But the thing that is really frightening for me is that Frank's life is almost a mirror image mine! I really think that Marvel Comics (and if it ain't Marvel that's fine... what ever brand it was or is) was really on to something with this parallel worlds theory... I think Frank is the Bizarre version of me. Thank goodness we have never come face to face, because something in my memory banks recalls that we can't exist in the same time and space... I think I saw that in a movie... I think we cancel each other out... or there is a huge explosion or something bad happens if we meet... or maybe we have to touch... so maybe I'm ok cuz I don't know where that bod's been and I ain't touching no part of it! So Frankie boy... handshakes are out and don't even expect a hug! -David Rivers ('65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Cheryl Moran Fleming ('66) Thank you, Brad Upton ('74) for the "laundry list". I didn't find our family's, but I remember having our dry cleaning delivered. What a luxury!!! My mom must've given up on ironing my dad's white work shirts herself. She really hated that chore. -Cheryl Moran Fleming ('66) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Scott Hartcorn ('67) Re: Fourth Of July Okay... I've been waiting for somebody else to do this, and it hasn't happened yet. So now just a week away, here it is... the annual, obligatory, Fourth of July website... For people who don't want to fight the crowds, or can't make it to one of Larry Mattingly's ('60) live shows. To: Dick Pierce ('67) If you're going to be on this side of the big pond, how about meeting at the fireworks stand on Bainbridge? And bring your clubs. -Scott Hartcorn ('67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Lemler ('72) Re: National Do Not Call List You can now get your phone number on the Nationwide DO NOT CALL list. The website for online registration is: this will make all telemarketers check this list before attempting to contact you, and is good for 5 years. Sorry Brad Upton ('74), I know this will effect your supplemental income, but maybe you can book the Tulalip Casino to recoup some of your losses. -Mike Lemler ('72) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Kathy Hodgson Lucas ('76) Pardon me while I crow a bit about the Three Rivers Soccer Club U-14 Premier team, the TRSC '89 Green, which includes eight future Bombers. These girls are the only team from the east side of the state to earn a place in the highest bracket, P-1, for the upcoming Fall season, making them one of the top eight teams in the state for their age group. They are coached by Bill Frisbee ('80). Congratulations! -Kathy Hodgson Lucas ('76) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Kim Edgar Leeming ('79) Re: National Do Not Call list. You can finally register, yippee, I've attached the link! I've received 5 solicitation phone calls from MCI this month (all at dinner time) even though I've been asked to be taken off their list. Now with a fine pending if they call, maybe they will get the message. -Kim Edgar Leeming ('79) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/29/03 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 8 Bombers sent stuff: Wanda Wittebort ('53), Larry Mattingly ('60) Patti Jones ('60), John Browne, Jr. ('61) Jim Wodehouse ('62 & '63), Linda Reining ('64) Cheryl Moran ('66), Marcia Wade ('67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Wanda Wittebort Shukay ('53) Re: National DO NOT CALL Telemarketers List Could not access so went to the other message below from Kim Edgar Leeming ('79) [] and this led me to State of Virginia which states cannot sign up until July 8th. I sure hope this works. Wish we could do it on the internet as I get about 30 spams a day. But MSN does filter those out for me as Junk mail. But you need to check your junk mail as some addresses that you did not add to your address book get filtered to Junk mail where you can retrieve them and add to your address book. Bomber Wanda Wittebort Shukay ('53) ~ Alive and well in Lake Ridge, VA - where we had one "hell of a" Thunderstorm last night. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Larry Mattingly ('60) Re: 4th of July week Thanks for all the comments both here and direct about the Sunset magazine article. We are running 20 hours a day and I just have not had time to pick up a copy. I even had a friend call from an air phone on an east coast red eye last night at 11 PM and read it to me. She is fellow pyro and was headed from her home in DC to the Caribbean to do a display at a private resort. The author from Sunset interviewed me several months ago while I was driving across the hinterlands in the Columbia Basin. I continue to be amazed that the older I get the more interesting/fun life is. While I meet and make a lot of new friends the old ones are best. Bomber loyalty is heartwarming to say the least. Many of you have asked me to list the displays we do. While much of our normal non-4th business is well down from the past (as is the case all over the US in the pyro business) many of our 4th of July seasonal displays have increased. Like most fireworks companies I do not list all shows on our web page. There are just enough mean-spirited competitors out there to make it unpleasant for both us and our clients. So we just don't publish them. We operate in WA, OR, ID, MT, AK and UT. I can't name them all but here are a few you might want to see if you can get to them. First is my Tacoma 4th. It is my personal effort for the 4th. It is an internationally recognized display. This year I used our new state-of-the-art computer software to design the show. There are over 2000 pyro items totaling around 12,000 actual shots into the air. One cue of 5 multi colored columns is 5,000 pieces. There are seven music selections in the 20 minute, seventeen second display. I used a mix of patriotic and some for just plain fun. My partner calls me his favorite sentimental old fool because I spent over 50 hours in design with the software that is supposed to save time. There is a lot of my heart and nearly 50 years experience in the display. I hope those of you who can make it will enjoy it. You spectators are virtually the whole reason I do it. In NE WA the largest display in Eastern WA or North ID is across the river from Usk, WA. Yes I know there are only a few people living there, but the Kalispel Tribe across the river shoots a huge display on the 4th. With a couple of thousand items, and shells up to 16-inch it is a monster display. We choreograph it for them and they do the work with Rich Vaughan our Spokane and Eastern mgr to make it official. This is a sleeper well worth seeing. Another sleeper is the very large display on the 5th of July at the Two Rivers Casino 20 miles N of Davenport, WA. I will be there to represent the company. We do have a large display in MT, north of Helena at Valier, over Lake Frances. This is our first year there, but it should be a bit nicer than in the past. Pullman will have a slightly larger display at the park again, and Clarkston will be an excellent display with music simulcast over the local radio station. McCall, ID has a very nice display on the lake. Bend, OR is a very large display up on the butte. This is our first year there and it should be very entertaining. Springfield, OR is another first this year for us. From what I can gather it should be a big improvement over displays there in the past. One of the larger displays in WA is the one Sunday night the 29th at the Muckleshoot Casino above Auburn. I will be there to represent the company and will be at near the SW corner of the building. I hear several other Bombers will be there also. This display is twice the size of those in the past. Music will be simulcast on KAYO FM 99.3. Also Sunday night a very hot display will be fired from the old brick hospital site near the bingo hall along side of I-5 in Tacoma for the Puyallup Tribal Fireworks Commission. We have a couple on the 3rd: Emerald Downs is a biggie, as well as Cheney Stadium, and of course one of our finest clients, Emerald Queen Casino. All three of these will be done to music. I will be there to represent the company. Others on the list of really nice displays are: Wenatchee, Lynnwood, Edmonds, Woodinville, Federal Way, Aberdeen, and, Bellevue Square. This is my partner's personal effort and will be televised on Ch 13. There are over a hundred others scattered across the NW. Write me directly (and off this page) and I will answer as many as I can with the nearest to your location. For those of you doing your own 4th, be careful, supervise all children using fireworks, and remember alcohol and fireworks don't mix. Have a great 4th of July, remember what it is for. God Bless America, this is her day. "Happiness is the sky in bloom" -J Larry Mattingly ('60) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) To: Irl French ('51) and All Bombers in Western Washington and those out of area. You never know when you might end up in Western Washington. Bob Cowan ('60) you might want to read this as you never know when you might get this way. Re: Puget Sound Area/Luncheon Irl is so right about the nerve wracking stuff than goes on for the first luncheon attended by a Bomber. I remember the first luncheon. I was so afraid no one would show up. I was the one who was organizing it. I just knew it was going to fail. Maren kept reassuring me that it would be great. When I arrived five or six Bombers we're already in the room. What a sigh of relief. The numbers at times have dropped as low as four or five. For two and a half years we have continued on. Only missing a couple of months two years ago. Each month the Glue (the ones that come monthly) are always there to help me keep the luncheons going. Every month there are new promises to attend. Every month we have some new Bombers. Even when the schedule doesn't allow Bombers to attend, they keep in touch with me until they finally arrive at the luncheon. Allan Avery ('54) was one of those Bombers... even brought his wife, Merry, with him. Our furthest away Bomber came from Arizona, where we seemed to have lost Jerry Swain ('54). If you attend and don't return right away don't be surprised to find an email from me or the group wondering how you are and when you will be back. At R2K+3 and '63 reunion the promises from Bombers that will attend was endless. Now I hope to see all of them at the luncheon. My dream is to fill the room with Bombers. The luncheon room will hold 60. Then if it continues every month that way I would have to find a new luncheon room. That would be really exciting **GRIN** The endless stories of Columbia High School graduates definitely stirs me on from month to month. I thought the Bombers in the late '50s we're challengers, then I met the Upper Classmen! Yes, there are some months I drag myself to the luncheon only to find myself in laughter, fun, a few tears at times and many fervent stories told by a group of people who all have a passion for our Beloved Columbia High School/Richland High School and the outstanding town of Richland. Roots that have bore so many outstanding Bombers with endless stories of even where they have been since. Bombers are one outstanding collection of great people. The passion for giving stands out all the time. I know the glue of this group would drag a few Bombers by the head of the hair to the luncheon if they could. They always look sad when they let the group know that someone they know couldn't attend that they have invited. The excitement of all the Bomber luncheons popping up all over America has been fun for all of us at the luncheon to watch and talk about. Even though we are not the longest running we have been the most visible the longest in the Sandstorm. So if you Bombers are feeling guilty because you keep promising yourself to go to the luncheon, IT'S TIME TO GET YOUR BOMBER FANNIES IN YOUR CAR and appear at July 13th's luncheon. Your fears will be eased immediately. You can email me until July 12th that you are coming. If we are a group of over 25 our lovely waitress Tina who can have a sharp tongue at times (she has a right she is a Grandma) to keep us in line will want to know the number. So no more excuses (that goes for you also Jimbeaux ('63)). The glue will be there to greet you with Bomber hugs. And if you Puget Sound Area Bombers really feel like stretching, August 3rd will come soon after for Portland Area Picnic at Battleground. The glue of Portland will be there to welcome you with open arms. Now I will be quiet. And that isn't easy for me when I am writing on a computer as one specific Bomber will vouch for and a few others. Thanks Irl for you entry in the Sandstorm which gave me a kick in the pants to write this. Remember there all lots of luncheons to attend through the year. Hopefully more will start up. If Linda Reining ('64) can do it in Bakersfield, CA. anyone can. Hurrah for Linda! Reminder: Fourth of July Fireworks and Dessert will be at 8pm at my place for those who would like to attend as I announced the other day. Please email me for directions. Bombers Have Fun -Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) ~ Browns Point, WA - where it was hot today and I enjoyed every minute of it. Think I even dried out from the dampness some. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: John Browne, Jr. ('61) Re: The Big Tent in Tacoma Jumped on the ferry to Pt. Defiance Park Friday after a hard day among the salmonberries, & had a great time at the Taste of Tacoma. While I listened to a pretty fair cover band & inhaled the best crawdad sauce in my experience (it was covering a fried eggplant patty) I noticed a sign that pointed to a Comedy Tent (w/ biergarten). A quick purview of the program announced that a Mr. Brad Upton ('74) could be expected to appear at 7. It was ten after... & we hustled on down there. As he pointed out near the closing of a fine round of standup, all these years in the biz had prepared him for this apex of achievement, to wit, a tent show in a public park. CONGRATULATIONS, Mr. Upton, Sir! After listening to your banter with the redoubtable Mr. Radke (& other guests), it was truly an eye-opener to behold you in the flesh!.. &, no, I wasn't laughing- well, except for all the funny parts- I mean, the things you said... it was easily the crowning glory of the Taste! It's too bad about the humongous black dog- I mean, it's a good thing that it didn't come all the way inside the tent- but you were GREAT! (Plus, the beer was free, right?) You can never know WHAT'S gonna happen in Tacoma... wheeeahh ^..^ -JHBrowne, Jr. ('61) ~ Vashon Island, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jim "Woody" Wodehouse ('62 & '63) To: David Rivers ('65) Hey! Lets hit the water follies and check out the new programs they have for carney there after all this time!! Pasco (boys were always running us out of Pasco for making checker moves on the girls there). Too bad Bombers were awesome, and Pasco girls knew it, ha! Good to hear from you. To: The Hexum Family (All grads) Sorry for your loss, Todd Hexum ('88Kamiakin-RIP). He's playing on the big "A" team now... a real pro and he'll go into the Hall of Fame in our hearts. Always, -Jim "Woody" Wodehouse ('62 & '63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda Reining ('64) Re: "do not call" -- Telemarketers list Signed up for that, took about 15 minutes... they were extremely busy... also signed up to stop unwanted junk mail (snail mail) and to stop spam... will see how well it works! They have to stop calling by October or be fined... hope it works. I spend more time hanging up the phone, than talking!!! -Linda Reining ('64) ~ Bakersfield, CA - 104 Friday, supposed to be at least that today (Saturday) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Cheryl Moran Fleming ('66) To: David Rivers ('65) You have been so lucky to have never been towed. Must be a great mechanic and keep your vehicles in good running condition. We have been towed a few times, most memorable was when we left Seattle up on the pass. Our transmission went out and we were towed to Ellensburg. Since it was Mother's Day, Sunday, the car rental was closed. Took a very expensive cab ride to Yakima. -Cheryl Moran Fleming ('66) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Marcia Wade Hausenbuiller ('67) To: Scott Hartcorn ('67) Thanks, Scott. Now when the grand kids want me to buy them fireworks I can just point them to the computing machine! And it doesn't even upset the dog! -Marcia Wade Hausenbuiller ('67) ~ In beautiful, HOT, downtown Richland! *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/30/03 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers and 1 funeral notice: Dick Harris ('49), Tom Hughes ('56) Donna McGregor ('57), Linda Reining ('64) Brad Wear ('71), Brad Upton ('74) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Carol Wiley Wooley (63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lori Killand Whelan ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Chris Eckert ('80 or '81) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dick Harris ('49) Re: Slow Learners! Having just returned from over a month in Australia, Bonnie and I are leaving, today, for London, Sweden, and Norway. This time we will be taking our daughter, Leslie and her husband, Mark, and our son, Scott. Bonnie has Norwegian and Swedish heritage and our son-in-law has Norwegian heritage, so this will be very special for them. This is also an early celebration of our 50th wedding anniversary, two months early, so we thought this would be a very special way to celebrate! Regards to all, -Dick Harris ('49) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Tom Hughes ('56) To: Larry Mattingly ('60) Re: Muckleshoot Fireworks Well, Larry you outdid yourself again. A fantastic fireworks show at the Muckleshoot Casino last night. Some of the groups were just outstanding with large bursts in clusters of three and four that just rocked you to your shoes. Fantastic Show!!! Because Agnes has a sprained ankle we drove over to the casino and parked in the west lot. Normally we would have walked the 1/4 mile over there. I know there was a huge crowd over there because it took us over an hour to drive the 1/4 mile back home. Next time I will carry Agnes over......(on second thought she can stay at home and watch it from there.) Again Congratulations Larry on a great job. -Tom Hughes ('56) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Donna McGregor Salazar ('57) Re: Do-not-call list I signed up. Got right through. They said it would take 24 hours for me to get on the list. OK. Also read an article in the Albuquerque Journal that stated that the law would be hard to enforce. "------something like speeding laws--------" it said. Only if they get caught. We'll see. We have received fewer calls since we've started saying "NO" to all calls including the charity calls (Policeman Funds, Handicap, etc.----) Some charities are hard to say no to, but that's what it has come down to. Bomber cheers -Donna McGregor Salazar ('57) ~ sunny & dry Espanola, NM, chihuahua puppies running all over and doing fine, the cows (er--cattle, I mean) went to the mountains and that's even finer, 'cause they KNOW when it is time to go and I'm tired of chasin' 'em when they break through the fences 'cause they want to GO TO THE MOUNTAINS!! Cheers again. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda Reining ('64) To: Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) Thanks for kudo's on the Bakersfield Luncheons-- we are more than likely the smallest gathering, we usually have 5 Bombers, on a regular basis, (this includes non-Bomber spouses), but we get together, faithfully, about every 3 months, and we have a great time! We have had Bombers come from Huntington Beach and Los Angeles, both over a 2 hour drive, just to enjoy the banter and reminisce about Col-Hi and Richland-- Rex Hunt ('53WB) keeps us laughing with all his tales. For those that live close or even far away, you are more than welcome to come and join us--I always put a notice in the Sandstorm, and you can also email me and I will give you info on where and when we meet. We don't bite and we do have fun!!! And, yes, I was a bit worried the first time I decided to get my feet wet and try this, but had lots of encouragement from Patti--"if you have it, they will come". When I arrived at Coco's, Rex and his wife were already there---they live out of town and I live right around the corner from the Coco's!!!!! To: Carol Wiley Wooley ('63) HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!! Geez girl, we go way back to grade school--I could tell many tales of the fun and stupid things we did and have done, but will let this remind you of those times, and just take this forum to say I am glad we met and became friends and hope to see you one of these days, soon!!!!! Can you believe we are "older than dirt"????? -Linda Reining ('64) ~ in good, old HOT, Bakersfield, CA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Brad Wear ('71) To: David Rivers ('65) Correct me if I'm wrong, but doesn't Nevertowed refer to the fact that you drive your street rod and that it's not a "Trailer Queen." Trailering is a foreign concept to me, if you've got it drive it. Thanks to Hemmings, there's nothing on any of the cars out there today that can't be replaced. S/F -Brad Wear ('71) ~ in sunny Richardson, TX ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Brad Upton ('74) Re: Another list and a shameless plug. I will be performing at Catch a Rising Star in the Excalibur in Las Vegas July 7-10/13 and at the Comedy Catch in Chattanooga, TN July 17-20th. Any Bombers stop on by and say hello! Okay, here's the laundry list from my dad's dry cleaning route for Feb. 19th, 1959: Arndt 1922 Harris 2.35 Anderson 1722 Howell .94 Anderson 1001 Perkins 1.88 Baker 1226 Green? 4.96 Berkey 1303 Hains 2.77 Brown 1036 Winslow 3.23 Bullinger 2307 Pullen 1.88 Bentley 1307 Haupt 3.60 Benedict 2411 Pullen .94 Brandt 1504 Butternut .94 Baalman 1010 Marshall .94 Bowman 1430 Marshall 1.86 Carmichael 1105 Torbett .94 Clemenson 1125 Long 6.47 Cox 1509 Jadwin 2.82 Cole 1518 Stevens 3.66 Davis 2212 Torbett-No Service available, Little "Mikey" is dangerous DeJung 90 Van Giesen 2.82 DePanghey 1615 Platt .94 Ernie 1608 McPherson .94 Felts 77 Willis 1.78 Franz 1635 Howell .94 Garrison 1409 Roberdeau .94 Gross 1406 Marshall .94 Greager 1718 Gaill 4.18 Hill 89 Waldron 1.88 Hart 1313 Kimball 1.57 Hodgson 1312 Putnam 10.38 Herford 1322 Goethals .94 Harris 1517 Marshall .94 Hoover 1823 Howell .94 Jaech 1214 Richmond 3.66 Johnson 1423 Potter 2.77 Johnson 1900 Howell 2.34 Johnson 91 Waldron 1.46 Johnston 1422 Keller .94 Kearney 1904 Thompson 2.82 Kirby 1925 Lassen 2.82 Lih 1921 Howell 3.25 Lewis 70 McMurray 1.83 Morrell 1609 Hains .79 McKay 1947 Davidson 1.72 McCartney 1104#7 Gribble .94 Owens 1606 McPherson 1.88 Olson 1213 Cedar 1.98 Peterson 1942 Harris 11.89 Pulsipher 1413 Kimball 8.98 Riggs 1333 Haupt .94 Rouse 1106#6 Gribble 1.88 Reynolds 410 Torbett 1.88 Ring 2110 Tinkle .94 Rish 77 McMurray .94 Shaw 86 Hodges .94 Sheckler 935 Long .94 Shields 1733 Davidson 1.75 Strankman 87 Waldron 1.63 Spencer 1924 Howell 3.09 Shier 1628 Davison 1.83 Speer 1016 VanGiesen 2.82 Setbacken 928 McPherson .94 Smith 1609 Judson .94 Van Warmer 1605 Putnam 6.52 Wilson 1825 Howell 3.38 Warren 1516 Thayer 2.77 Wray 1916 Everest 4.80 Willis 939 Long 5.06 Wittenbrock 72 McMurray 1.83 Wright 1526 Johnston 2.09 Wiggins 604 Coast .94 Enjoy! -Brad Upton ('74) ******************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Funeral Notice scanned from the TCHerald by Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) >>Charlotte Lois Rahmig Blair ('66) ~ 1948 - 6/24/03 *************************************** *************************************** That's it for the month. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` May, 2003 ~ July, 2003