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16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 ******************************************** ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/01/03 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 20 Bombers sent stuff: Anna May Wann ('49), Nancy Riggs ('51) Mike Clowes ('54), Barb Isakson ('58) Jim Russell ('58), Gayle Baker ('59) Dave Hanthorn ('63), Ann Engel ('63) Jim Wodehouse ('62 and '63), Jim Hamilton ('63) Carol Converse ('64), Gary Behymer ('64) Patty de la Bretonne ('65), Tami Schuchart ('68) Ruth Russell ('71), Vic Marshall ('71) Jerry Lewis ('73), Ron Benson ('73) Rob Peutz ('73), Karen Davis ('76) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Richard Anderson ('60), Deputy Alumni Sandstorm Editor (Plenipotentiary) Happy Birthday, Richard... couldn't do the Sandstorm without you. -Maren ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ann Thompson, aka Anna May Wann ('49) Re: Another hole in one City of Sunny Bothell Since I haven't seen her toot her own horn, I'll do it for her. Susan Hurst ('65) had a hole in one on June 11th at Twin Rivers Golf Course in Fall City. 136 yarder and believe me this one is not an easy hole. There is a large stump that you have to go over to get to the green, river on your right and trees on your left. To: Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) I will try to make the Fife luncheon this time. Irl's note made me feel a little guilty. Can't make it the 4th, as much as I would like to, but "social" calendar won't allow it. To: Lola Heidlebaugh Bowman ('60) I will be at Battleground State Park on August 3rd. Have you placed announcements in the newspapers? There are a few people in that area that still don't have computers and they might come if they read it in the Battleground paper. (Like Tom Martin, class of 48) Let me know what you want me to bring. Re: Also to those that take notice, Comcast has taken over attbi and my new e-mail address has changed to -- Everything else is the same. Happy 4th to everyone stay safe. -Ann Thompson, aka Anna May Wann ('49) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Nancy Riggs Lawrence ('51) Re: Brad Upton's ('74) laundry list Guess what Brad... my folks still live at that address ["Riggs, 1333 Haupt"]... have since 1944. I wonder if there are any others still at the same address as you show? I caught your show at CBC last year and enjoyed it very much come back soon! -Nancy Riggs Lawrence ('51) ~ Kennewick - where it has cooled down a bit after a thunder storm Sunday. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson,aka Mike Clowes ('54) Re: A reminder to the membership of Club 40 September will soon be upon us... if you have not made reservations and sent in your registration slip, I urge you to do so as soon as possible. The Class of '53 will be sharing not only their 50th reunion with us, but also the wit and witticism of Bill Witherup. And wait, there's more, Dona McCleary Belt ('54) tells me that Coach Fran Rish will be a special guest of honor. Now, how's that? Re: From the Sad News Dept. Further proof of Portland, OR's decline can be found on South 82nd, just below the Johnson Creek Blvd intersection. A (dare I say it) Krispy Kreeme place is being constructed. Consider yourselves warned. Bomber Cheers, -Bob (Mike Clowes) Carlson '54 - where the weather is cooler for a while and we no longer have a Denny's in Albany, OR ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Barbara Isakson Rau ('58) HAPPY 4th of July! Bombers and Class of '58. Our '58 class Luncheon is July 13, at 1:00. Place is West Richland Golf Course. See you there for some good times and laughs too. Bomber Cheers -Barbara Isakson Rau ('58) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jim Russell ('58) To: Brad Upton ('74) Re: Laundry lists OK, Brad, how many on this laundry list of deadbeats have you conned into paying up? -Jim Russell ('58) ~ Mountlake Terrace, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gayle Baker Tice ('59) Hello, I just heard about this site. We moved to Richland the summer of 1946, and lived at 1103 Long (right across from the Catholic rectory house.) We moved into West Richland when I was in the 3rd grade, and between 3rd and 6th, I think I attended all but one of the then current grade schools. They just didn't know what to do with the West Richland kids. I attended Carmichael, then Columbia High, graduating in 1959. I'd love to find some of my old classmates. I'm also looking for Madeline Blazon Tampion _____ ('59)... don't know current name. -Gayle Baker Tice ('59) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ann Engel Schafer ('63) Re: "63" reunion To: The Gold Medal Class of "63" Here are the pictures Fred and I took... hope you enjoy. Hope to see a lot of you at the Battleground picnic on August 3rd. -Ann Engel Schafer ('63) ~ in cool Vancouver, WA - from the 90s to the 60s in one day ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jim Wodehouse ('62 and '63) To: All Grads Re: Ondra Galloway's West Coast Natural Show We are putting on a Las Vegas type show at the Kennewick High School. My sons are show stoppers in many ways. Jody is the MC and puts on a one-man show as well. Adopted son, George: special effects. September 6th - 9am - 4pm. Night show 6pm - 10pm and party after. Beautiful bodies and strongman & women too! I will be going after the WFNA world record. ESPN2 on hand. All day show... contests for all the family... Venders and a trip for two to Vegas to be givin away! Stay tuned for more details. -Jim Wodehouse ('62 and '63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jim Hamilton ('63) Well it's been a week, and the buzz is just starting to wear off. Doctor Feelgood cleared me off of IR today, now that my chapped lips have healed from all the kissin'. My shoulders are still pretty stiff from the nearly continuous hugging, but the best news is that my belt buckle has never been shinier. We finally got my bike shorts off with paint thinner, ouch. What a great reunion, and everyone was so nice to one another. But you wouldn't expect anything less from the Gold Medal Class of '63. Great memories play through my head like a bad power point presentation. To have Kandy Smith back in the fold, was a special treat. Seeing Pitts and Whiteside finishing each other's sentences after all these years, turned back the clock. Pat Murphy's smile can still warm up a room. If I could figure out a way to bottle Ellen and Mary Lou's giggles, I could afford more than "Two Buck Chuck". Bill Wilson with his German accent, complete with that Texas panhandle twang, is still my country code 49 friend. Carla Stein and Ivalee Workman, both of whom I hadn't seen since before the Ford administration, were there to add credibility to all of those Lewis and Clark stories Plows, Pook and I shared. Jim House can still make anyone smile. I bet he could even get Lyda to at least snicker, knowing that the inevitable laugh was about to explode and would have to come out somewhere. Carole Sledge, Rosalie and Susan Kinney continue to be forever young. For all of you who missed the Memorial on Sunday morning, don't miss it next time. It was a very fitting ending to a wonderful weekend. At a time in our lives when we are learning that every day is precious, I'm actually looking forward to 2008. It can't come any too soon. jimbeaux p.s. I got an e-mail from Frank Osgard yesterday explaining the heartburn he went through "missing" our clambake, he says he's a for sure next time. For sure -Jim Hamilton ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Carol Converse Maurer ('64) The "No Not Call" website has been up for quite a while now for Pre-regestrating. For the longest time, it didn't work, but FINALLY last month I was able to pre-register. Can't wait to see if it works or not. -Carol Converse Maurer ('64) ~ Eureka, CA - where we had a couple of weeks of sunny weather!! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gary Behymer ('64) It went unnoticed... the obituary of John Robert O. Marshall. I failed to see it... or didn't want to... forgive me John. I barely knew you in high school. Quiet... unassuming... lost in a crowd of many. I do know that you and your Dad were best friends. I do know that you were the best barber in Washtucna... then again you told me you were the 'only' barber. You were a fine self taught guitarist... a little bit rock'n'roll... a lot of country... There wasn't a finer gardener in your area. Thank you for serving your country with 3 'tours' in Viet Nam or until you could do it no more. I am saddened by your death & thankful that I got to know you these past few years. Salute! -Gary Behymer ('64) ~ downtown Colfax, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patty de la Bretonne ('65) To: Brad Upton ('74) Oh, I love it! On your laundry list down in the Ds, there's Ernie at 1608 McPherson! That's my dad, I'm sure they didn't want or need to write out the last name! I wonder what he got cleaned for .92? Thanks for the good chuckle. -Patty de la Bretonne ('65) ~ Seattle ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Tami Schuchart Keller ('68) To: Brad Upton ('74) Brad - Thank you for taking the time to share with all of us your father's laundry list - It is so fun to see so many familiar names and as I was browsing through today's list I saw the address I grew up at from 7th grade through High School. Your list was from 1959 and we didn't move into our house on Kimball until summer of 1961 but I learned that a family by the name of "Hart" lived there before we did. Thanks for sharing. -Tami Schuchart Keller ('68) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ruth Russell Pierson ('71) Re: First post here I have really enjoyed reading all of your posts, and finally decided to break down and say hello from my corner of "lurkdom". I doubt very much if anyone will remember me, since my high school years around Bomber-type places were spent kinda quiet, with either a sketchbook or a book in hand. I hung out with the quiet, "good kid" types mostly, a few notable exceptions being Edye Jenkins ('72), Darvi Markfelder ('72RIP), Jean Bartlett and their buddies, Dunning, Underwood, and Bolkan. (Also, Dianne Merckx, who we lost the same summer ('75) as Shannon Varley ('73RIP)) I was so sad to hear about Darvi's death; she was the wild child little sister of my best friend in high school, Janice Markfelder ('71). I remember running around with Edye and Darvi and their gang, Edye's hair crammed into a bun warmer and her eyes twinkling maniacally behind her John Lennon specs, Jean being all flower child cool, and Darvi with her wicked, wicked grin. Jan and I just sort of hung on and went along for the ride, sometimes in Dunning's little green and black "fly" (I think it was a Triumph Spitfire), sometimes in whatever bomb one of the girls was driving. We sort of watched their exploits from the fringes of whatever was happening, hoping that everyone, including us, would survive... My main participation was as a sort of historian, photographing or drawing them. I drew Chris Bolkan and Darvi with her little peekapoo dog, Mike Dunning swinging from a tree like a monkey, Mike Underwood with his sleeveless shirts, headbands and those infamous striped bell bottoms. I drew Dianne in art class, the whole bunch at Farrell's (remember the mall and the ice cream troughs, the drum, the little plastic animals?), and a whole lot more. The pictures have started to fall apart with age, so I am re- claiming digitally all the ones I can. Some of them no longer exist, but reading the emails from familiar names are dredging up more and more memories. Somehow, after CBC, and my marriage, I lost touch with almost everyone, and it's great to find out where life took them. Three years ago, I contracted lupus after being given sulfa drugs, and am now in a wheelchair most of the time, which gives me opportunity to finesse my art, and dig around on alumni sites. ;) I draw under the name Phoenix RRP, and if you like fantasy/realism in art, I have a website you can check out at My youngest daughter Alyssa draws as well, and just won the Allied Arts Scholarship for Continuing Student at CBC. Her work was on display at the gallery (and their website) during the month of June. (Mother type plug...!) Anyway, I just wanted to say that it has been great reading about all your memories in the Sandstorm, and ask that you all Keep well and keep safe, -Ruth Russell Pierson ('71) P.S.: I am not sure if this is the way things are done, but I am going to attach a pic of the "unholy trio" of Bolkan, Dunning and Underwood that kind of sums up the summer of '71 for me. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Vic Marshall ('71) Re: Laundry Lists To: Brad Upton ('74) I have been contemplating a new career as a professional musician - all those years of accordion lessons with Fred Grazzini have to pay off somewhere. Not being "in the business" like you, I wasn't really sure how I could really get my new career going. I thought about perhaps hooking up with Larry Mattingly ('60) and perhaps he could help "skyrocket" me to fame and fortune, or perhaps get Jeff Curtis ('69) to write a witty anecdote that included reference to my prodigious skill on the ole squeezebox. I believe Jeff has already shared with us some of his insights into music lessons, the angst of budding stardom on Starlite Stairway and other semi-professional venues. I also considered getting Mike Davis ('74) to endorse me based on extensive contributions to the musical education program in Finley or perhaps Val Ghirardo ('73) for my frequent guest appearances at the Spudnut Shop. None of these really seemed to have the "hook" I was looking for... until your recent postings of laundry lists!!! What better way to get some free publicity for my upcoming gigs than laundry lists. Alas, I didn't have any. Not to be dissuaded by such a trivial fact- I wracked my brain for acceptable alternatives. I came up with two: 1). Pete Wascher's (Service Oil Company) old Fuel Oil Delivery route books 2). My dad's (Dean-Jacobs) old Oil Burner Preventive Maintenance route cards. Both include references to old Richland family names and addresses and I could even list gallons of fuel oil purchased and the price!! Since this will be my initial entry -- I'm hoping one of many -- I will ask the readers to "vote" on which of these important pieces of Richland memorabilia they would like me to share. In order to keep Maren from being flooded with responses, I would ask that we proceed with the vote in a systematic way: A-D - vote on Monday E-L- vote on Tuesday Etc. Please vote for which set of lists you would like to see- the Oil Delivery or the Preventive Maintenance and where my opening venue should be- the Big Pool or Adrian's (exotic flavor)... If these first two lists don't work out, I'm holding the "killer" list in reserve- my old TCH (Tri- City Herald) route book!!! So all you fellow Bombers- vote early and vote often. And Brad- thanks for the inspiration (is that what they call rip off in show business??). Bomber cheers -Vic Marshall ('71) ~ Armonk, NY - where they just don't understand my musical genius... or Spudnuts ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jerry Lewis ('73) To: Class of '73 Re: 30th Reunion It's gonna be here before you know it. July 18-20. Message from the reunion committee: "Registration deadline is July 1, so get your registrations in the mail ASAP! If you register later (and yes, we will take late registrations), some items may be unavailable (such as shirts, glasses, etc.). We sincerely want everyone who can possibly attend to come to the Reunion, but your cooperation in getting the forms and monies into us in a timely manner is greatly appreciated. We have to pay for the events in advance, so we need to have as accurate a count and as much money up front as possible. The Reunion Committee has made a genuine effort to make this Reunion affordable while still offering a quality and enjoyable event that will appeal to all those attending. So, without further ado, send the forms and the bucks into our Treasurer, Gina Brauer Begalka at 2005 Howell in Richland, right now! (Note that Gina can be reached at 509 943-3689 for all of you last minute party planners.)" A PDF of the flyer and registration form or a web form (to print and send) are at - the web site. I'll post an image of the shirt pocket design later this week. Thanks! -Jerry Lewis ('73) ******************************************** ******************************************** >From the new ALL Bomber Alumni Guest Book: >>From: Ron Benson ('73) Comments: Not going to be able to make the reunion due to rehab from surgery. Wish I could make it. -Ron Benson ('73) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Rob Peutz ('73) Re: Back to the Desert After 30 years, I finally made it back to Richland. My wife (Jeanette Haberman '73) and I attended her parent's 50th. The place has certainly grown, yet somehow stayed the same. Uptown doesn't look much different, but not only was there a Richland McDonald's, (I used to joke that my home town had yet to have one, and I had eaten at all 13 in Tokyo), there was a Jack in the Box! Having lived in San Diego for 25 years, Jack becomes a staple. The company headquarters there. Alas, Iowa has yet to experience the joy of those greasy 99 cent tacos. (I had two.) Went to Spudnut, as maple bars are very hard to come by in the Midwest and east. Jen likes those. I say if you are going to eat a dough nut, throw some custard in it. It was nice to get back to the desert for a few days, and the Columbia has always been much nicer to watch, than the Mississippi. After being home a couple of weeks, Jen and I took the Harley for a ride through the back roads of Iowa (we have many of those), and came across Bennett, Iowa, home of the Bombers. That is enough to get a laugh out of anyone. Population is less than 500, and the entire school district brags almost 300 students. I will have to return there, and see what the history behind that, reveals. -Rob Peutz ('73) ~ Back home in Iowa - where underground sprinklers are rare, and God waters the lawn. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Don't have the Bennett Bombers listed on the site at: Bomber Mascot Website BUT there are two other Iowa schools listed: Ballard Bombers in Huxley, Iowa and Adair-Casey Bombers in Adair, Iowa -Maren ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Karen Davis Scheffer ('76) To: Jim Wodehouse ('62 and '63) What happened to Todd Hexum (Kamiakin'88RIP)? (Excuse me please to the Hexum family) I was thinking that I just recently met that gentleman up in the Spokane area and he was a friend of my academic advisor at EWU. If he is the same one, that sends chills up my spine. Life is so short---we honestly don't know when our time is up. -Karen Davis Scheffer ('76) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/02/03 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff: Charles Cox ('56), John Northover ('59) Linda Reining ('64), Tom Storms ('69) Larry Crouch ('71), Brad Upton ('74) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY 06/30 Ralph Myrick ('51) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER LUNCHES 'n stuff (in order of appearance) 07/04 - Mattingly's fireworks @ Jones house 07/13 - Puget Sound Area 07/13 - '58 Lunch 07/17 - '61 Ladies' Picnic/Pot Luck - 10:30am Leslie Grove Park August 3 - Portland/Vancouver/Corvallis/Puget Sound Picnic More information: Click the lunch you want to know about. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Charles Cox ('56) I just shot my best round of Golf since I have been playing. It was a 69 but how I got that 69 is the best part. I was 5 over after four holes of play then I birdie, eagle, birdie, birdie, and then par for an even par (36) on the front side and then I went 1 under on the back for a (33) for a 69 round. -Charles Cox ('56) ~ Georgetown, TX - where it is HOT. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: John 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 Juan the Puka, Leading Scientist at the Institute for the Feeble Mindless -John Northover ('59) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda Reining ('64) To: Gary Behymer ('64) Re: John Marshall ('64RIP) I liked your comments about John... I remember him from 8th and 9th grades at Carmichael... we both had Mrs. Bernhardt and Mrs. Clair for home room... remember him as having a funny sense of humor. Seems we are losing a lot of our alumni... it hurts to read the names on the website... some were good friends and others were just fellow classmates. To: Vic Marshall ('71) Re: accordion How many years did you take accordion lessons from Fred Grazzini? I started taking them in 3rd grade and quit when I entered 7th grade... school didn't offer accordion in the band, and I couldn't find time, or didn't want to find time, to practice at home and be bothered with Mr. Grazzini coming to the house once a week for an hour. Wish I had never quit, now, but that is always the way it goes. I had my accordion til after my first daughter was born, then sold it to a guy in a bar who played country-western music on it... sounded so funny for country-western music to come out of that thing... only things I had ever played on it were waltzes, polkas and other "normal" stuff for the accordion!!!!! sounded better with country music, or maybe, it was just the guy playing it was better than the original owner! -Linda Reining ('64) ~ Bakersfield, CA - we have cooled off... only in the 90's this week, but they say triple digits are right around the corner! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Tom Storms ('69) To: Vic Marshall ('71) Victor, I think it is time to sell that Karaoke machine in your basement. -Tom Storms ('69) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Larry Crouch ('71) Re: NeverTowed?????? What the Heck?????? To: Brad Wear ('71) I like you have missed the concept of towing your hobby to show it off, as an old Harley rider I am always amazed at all the bikes that get TOWED and showed off the riders look wobbly as they come into town... Seems to miss the point... My butt might be sore but I ride my scooter every place it shows up. And my Sweetie rides right behind me all the way. Brad, since we think alike could it have been in the water we drank in our formative years. Off to Richland for the week of the 4th......... mmmmmm spudnutsssssssssss. -Larry Crouch ('71) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Brad Upton ('74) Let me clear up a couple of things. I don't believe anyone on the laundry list still owes any money. Also, there will be no voting, this is the last list: Anderson 1034 Willard .94 Bruntlett 1403 Perkins 1.88 Bower 1328 Perkins 1.15 Butler 1103 Elm 3.66 Brown 1433 Goethals .94 Badgett 1605 Platt .94 Cabell 79 Newcomer .94 Clugston 1420 Sanford 1.83 Clard 1421 Perkins 4.28 Crowter 1308 Thayer 1.88 Chacon 1017 Elm 7.15 Cahn 2110 Trippe 2.82 Don 210 Benham 2.35 Daffern 1604 Perkins 2.14 Dotson 1410 Stevens .78 Diettrick 1211 Gowen 2.09 Freeman 1334 Perkins 2.67 Grady 1006 Thayer 1.39 Harris 1820 Hunt N.C. Hildreth 94 Hodges 1.88 Hill 1826 Haupt 6.43 Jerman 1728 Horn 1.83 Johnson's Pharmacy 2.35 Johnson 1422 Keller 4.68 Kerns 1924 Everest 2.09 Kaiser 1433 Goethals 6.57 Lewis 1527 Johnston 2.08 Love 1904 Lassen 9.84 Moore 2105 Torbett .94 Mobley 1933 Davison 1.83 McCrible? 1314 Marshall 3.76 Owings 1802 Thompson .94 Perkins 1326 Marshall 2.19 Rice 1606 Goethals 2.82 Schildknecht1118 Cottonwood 3.44 Upton We had to pay?! Walton 1727 Haupt 1.83 Ziege 1603 Van Giesen 2.82 FYI: I picked up my dry cleaning today... 61 BUCKS!!! -Brad Upton ('74) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/03/03 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 14 Bombers sent stuff: Anna May Wann ('49), Jack Dawson ('52) Mike Clowes ('54), Susan Erickson ('59) Mary Ray ('61), Pam Swain ('61) Helen Cross ('62), Jim Wodehouse ('62 &'63) Carol Converse ('64), Brad Wear ('71) Ruth Russell ('71), Jeanette Haberman ('73) Rob Peutz ('73), Mike Davis ('74) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ann Thompson, aka Anna May Wann ('49) Re: Golfing To: Charles Cox ('56) Congrats on a great golf game. What is your handicap or are they accusing you of sandbagging? Hopefully I can break 100 before the summer is over. How many "holes in one" do you have? You must be pretty accurate in your shots. Great game!!!!! -Ann Thompson, aka Anna May Wann ('49) ~ sunny Bothell perfect day for a golf game. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jack Dawson ('52) Re: Alfred Johnson ('52RIP) Just note to members of the class of 1952. We lost Alfred Johnson to cancer on the 24th of June. He was buried at Bonners Ferry on the 26th. He was a good man. -Jack Dawson ('52) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) Re: Club 40 in September I have a minor correction to make with regards to Bill Witherup's ('53) schedule during the Club 40 week-end. Bill will be regaling his fellow classmates on Friday (Sept 5th) during their gathering between 2pm and 5pm. Bill will also be at the Community Center on the following Saturday between 2pm and 4pm. The latter is strictly a commercial event as he will be selling copies of his books. As far as I know there will be no "poet face off" between he and Bill Wilkins ('51). Yes you can all breathe a sigh of relief over that piece of news. So, Class of 1953, contact Norma Loescher Boswell Everyone else who is eligible and interested in attending, go the the Club 40 web site at click on the registration page, print a copy, fill it in and mail it along with your check or money order to the address on the form. We may not yet have on-line registration, but we do have a form. Bomber Cheers -Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) ~ the sun and warm temperatures have returned to Albany, OR for the time being. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Susan Erickson Kuntz ('59) Re: North Central Washington Luncheon Get Together 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, 11:30am at the Wenatchee Roaster and Ale House, downtown Wenatchee. Hope we can have a good turnout and show Rick our hospitality. Re: Grade School Stuff I'm so excited! My friend from early grade school, Della Herde, is coming to the state of Washington for the first time since she moved to Aiken, SC. She moved after the 5th grade and we haven't corresponded in over 40 years! She lived at 1101 Thayer, before Kit Bridges. We will spend the 4th watching Larry Mattingly's ('60) fireworks from our back yard that faces the Columbia. Does anyone have any recollections of Della? If so, would you write in to the Sandstorm or email me. She would love to hear from you. She now lives in Atlanta. -Susan Erickson Kuntz ('59) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mary Ray Henslee ('61) Re: Special Pages on my Web site I wrote four poems and put them on my site. I obviously have no shame. The following are a Bombers efforts, who really didn't do that well in English. Just in case you missed Mike Davis' (74) poems when he sent them into the Sandstorm after 9/11, he gave me permission to put them on the following page after I read them in the Sandstorm. I just put up another Support Our Troops page, which you might enjoy. With the Fourth of July upon us, the following are two pages that you might enjoy: All of my Special Edition pages are listed on my home page now, of which I have managed to put together quite a few in recent months. They may not all be as spiffy as some of the pages out there on the web, but I try and the poems and writings make nice reading. Take care and have a safe Fourth of July. -Mary Ray Henslee ('61) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Pam Swain Johnson ('61) Re: Fred Grazzini? Now there's a name out of the past. Weekly piano lessons at home, practicing classical pieces he must have chosen. As a child of rock and roll I knew my parents and I had different ideas about music when my mother threw out my Jerry Lee Lewis records. I guess they thought all the party goers would gather around and sing while I played, say, something like Kumbuya. Hey, Linda, you could have played that old accordion favorite "Lady of Spain" and we would have been the hit of whatever party we went to. Well not so much. Do I still play--no. Do I still love rock and roll--yes. -Pam Swain Johnson ('61) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) Re: The Laundry Lists Thanks for sharing this unique piece of "the way things were back then". I was surprised at the # of names I didn't recognize. I was sure we wouldn't be there, as dry cleaning was reserved for almost a Holy occasion in our house of not many bucks. -Helen Cross Kirk ('62) ~ back home in West Harrison, IN where a little breeze is keeping it sort of cool in the shade, but the air conditioner is a blessing against the high humidity. It's suppose to get up to 85 and about that much humidity today!! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jim Wodehouse ('62 and '63) To: John Marshall ('64RIP) I remember you big guy... Always taking care of family... I hadn't seen you for a long time... So when we meet again, hopefully you and I will have a lot to catch up on... Seems like I talked to you at Safeway on GWWay a few years back. We will miss ya! So make a place for us "ole" Bombers for we all have an appointment some day as well. But I still have a lot to do, so God willing it will be a while, Ok? "BIG JOHN MARSHALL"... RIP ALWAYS, To: Brad Upton ('74) Hey, I just remember we may not have paid our bill... Do we still owe the $3.89 plus interest, after all this time? Sorry we didn't mean to let it go this long. Ha! Maybe since so much time gone by and being a Bomber, and all, you could forgive this debt... Thanks for the list it was great! Do take care... -Jim Wodehouse ('62 and '63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Carol Converse Maurer ('64) To: Brad Upton ('74) So neat to see familiar names on the dry cleaning lists. I remember going there all the time and must have known your dad. -Carol Converse Maurer ('64) ~ Eureka, CA - where the sun is shinning. Very nice summer so far. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Brad Wear ('71) To: Larry Crouch ('71) I've seen your bikes, and I'd ride them instead of trailering them, too. I see too many cars and bikes showing up at shows and swap meets trailered in and then paraded around. I know some of the people have hundreds of thousands of dollars tied up in the cars, but what's the point of having them if you can't drive them? I drive my GT 500 into the ground any chance I get, and my boys have the tickets to prove they drive the '70 Daytona into the ground. -Brad Wear ('71) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ruth Russell ('71) Re: broken link Hi --- I posted a link to my website, featuring fantasy/realism art, and then discovered on visiting it myself that there were several broken links, including the contact page. (That's what happens when you don't do routine checks- --oops!) I fixed the ones I found, and will be adding new pages, including a page of circa 1969-1972 photographs and drawings, sort of a personal nostalgia page. I will post here when that happens, as some of you may find yourself in these pics! Anyway, this is by way of an apology for not checking the site before posting the link. Keep well and keep safe, and have a happy Fourth of July! Re: Old pictures 1968-White-Russell 1969VikkiKestell I am attaching, for the Sandstorm list guru to put somewhere, two pictures of Bomber womenfolk, classes of 1970 (Vikki Kestell and Teresa White) and 1971(me), making beautiful music (or, at least in Vikki's and Terry's case---mine never was all that beautiful...) Be sure to look behind Terry at the RHS drumhead on the wall---wish I still had it! -Ruth Russell ('71) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jeanette Haberman Nymon Peutz ('73) To: Rob Peutz ('73) I love how you ride that ol' Harley everywhere. It's 7 months old now, and how many miles do you have on that? 12,000? Yes, Bennett, Iowa is home of the Bennett Bombers. We both laughed about that one. Tiny town. Being married to Rob is such a trip. Class clown in high school, no more serious now than he was then. -Jeanette Haberman Nymon Peutz ('73) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Rob Peutz ('73) Re: NeverTowed?????? What the Heck?????? To: Larry Crouch ('71) Used to be the bike ride was better then the bike show. The friends along the way, the camaraderie, and those make shift parties. Rode to bike week this year from Iowa, and saw one other bike (my riding partner's) for the first two days. As we plugged along in the 37 weather, and day and a half of rain, the trailers just kept rolling by. Some waived, most ignored us, embarrassed, most likely. Some people were parking their trailers in Georgia, and riding into Daytona. Out of shame, I am sure. The weather got warmer, as we got south, and by the time we got there, our bikes had dried mud, salt, and whatever else was on the road, stuck to them. We had such a blast getting there, we washed our bikes, let our butts rest for two days, and headed back Early. Leaving 88 weather for the snow. What a blast the trip was, and bike week was okay, too. -Rob Peutz ('73) ~ My Hog likes to run, with Miss Jenny on the back, and they can trailer it to my funeral. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Davis ('74) Re: Mike and Sheila and Mom's Wonderful Adventure. We have returned from our trek to Arkansas! We had a wonderful time except for misplacing Mom somewhere in Wyoming. A nice young couple found her wandering aimlessly along I-70 and graciously return her to us in Missouri. Thank you Jed and Granny! Arkansas is quite a place. It was kinda hard to send any e-mail from the place since that group of fok, along with their computers (Commodore 64s), only use a nineteen letter alphabet. They had not learnt all them there other letters yet! Saw a lot of road kill armadillos on the roadways down there. They provided a delicious Saterdee night stew for all the kin. Mighty tasty! Rated right up there with the Raccoon loaf we had on Fridee! All in all, it was a nice trip, but the one burning question I had never did get answered and that is this - "If an Arkansas couple got a divorce, would they still be considered cousins?" Take care, -Mike Davis ('74) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/04/03 - HAPPY 4th OF JULY ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 13 Bombers sent stuff: Roberta Hill ('49), Doreen Hallenbeck ('51) Jerry Boyd ('52), Ann Bishop ('56) Charlie Cox ('56), Patti Jones ('60) Anita Cleaver ('63), Earl Bennett ('63) Linda Reining ('64), Ken Staley ('68) Betti Avant ('69), Lois Clayton ('72) Robin Frister ('73) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Penny Mitchell True ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gale Waldkoetter Skaugstad ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim Rice ('75) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Roberta Hill Karcher ('49) Re: Las Vegas Lunch We are having the Las Vegas Luncheon on July 12. We are over run by tourists on the 4th. WHERE: Timbers ~ West Flamingo and Durango TIME: 12:00 noon Look for the green and gold balloons outside. Re: Ralph Glenn Johnson ('49RIP) Has anyone reported that Ralph Glenn Johnston passed away... I think on the 15th of June. He was in the class of '49. His brother, Jack was the class of '47 I think. Glenn won lots of Golf events at Club 40 and will be missed. -Roberta Hill Karcher ('49) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Doreen Hallenbeck Waldkoetter ('51) Today, July 4th, is our daughter's birthday - Gale Waldkoetter Skaugstad ('72) -- enjoy your special day in Fairbanks, Gale. This month is another reason for celebration. Gene and I will have our 50th wedding anniversary on July 26th (and they said it wouldn't last). To all the young married couples out there, it can be done with a little bit of work. It's definitely worth it! We recently visited my sister Janet ('49) in Chehalis, WA. She remains housebound since her disabling stroke eight years ago. While she likes hearing from friends, she is unable to respond since the total right side of her body, including speech, is not usable. If anyone would like her snail-mail address just drop me an e-mail and I'll be glad to give it to you. -Doreen Hallenbeck Waldkoetter ('51) ~ Enjoying the sunshine and warmth in Green Valley, AZ ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jerry Boyd ('52) To: Class of 1952 and friends of Alfred Johnson (RIP) Alfred was a dear good friend of mine and I could write a book about our good times in high school and I will miss him. I thought that I had him talked in to coming to our 50th reunion last year but at the last moment he backed out. We both had '40 Ford coupes in our junior and senior years and if you know how small they could be (his had a make shift bench seat and mine was an opera seat model) it was a tight fit to get two couples in! We enjoyed the ditch bank and hay stack parties that went on during our days and going to the out of town ball games. Al and I decided to have good fun in our senior year and we did! I moved to Richland in the last quarter of my freshman year which was 1949, and I met a lot of the great people from the class of 1951 and 1952. Then cars came into our lives and the close-knit friendships became smaller and have continued to be great friends ever since. I talked to Alfred's brother, Duane Johnson ('52) the other day and hope to see him this summer when we head north. Always looked forward to hearing Duane singing "Moving On" (a Hank Williams song) and, if I have it right it was with Bill Large? Always look forward to seeing Jack Dawson ('52), Jack Young ('52), and Jerry Cravens ('52) when he can make while we are in Richland every year. Of coarse the life of the party Everett Waining ('52) at the class reunions. Other buddies that have gone on to the great beyond that I miss when in the Tri-Cities are Jerry Lutes ('52RIP) and Jim Ragsdale ('52RIP). -Jerry Boyd ('52) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ann Bishop Ousley ('56) To: Mike Davis ('74) Watch it with the Ar-Can-Saw comments!!!! Some of us ar UP town folks...with real 'puters. Heck, we can even spel gud mos' times. But we can boast TWO...count them, TWO, SPUDNUT SHOPS. One in Magnolia and one in El Dorado, 45 and 47 years old. -Ann Bishop Ousley ('56) ~ Texarkana, AR - where it is very warm... about 80 at 8:30am ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Charlie Cox ('56) Re: Golf To: Ann Thompson, aka Anna May Wann ('49) The day I shot the 69, I was playing in a Senior Tournament and made a couple of bucks to go with it. My HCP: is 10 and I have THREE HOLES IN ONE. I play about 5-6 times a week. Thats Retirement. -Charlie Cox ('56) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) Happy Fourth of July, Bombers! Enjoy -Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Anita Cleaver Heiling ('63) Re: yard maintenance My father is about to move into assisted living at Alterra in Richland and we need a name of someone who does yard maintenance. Someone or some company that is very trustworthy. His house is in Kennewick. Anyone have someone they would recommend? Thanks. -Anita Cleaver Heiling ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Earl Bennett ('63) Note to all Class of '63: My address in the reunion memory book should say VA for the state rather than WA, but the zip code is correct, so it should work anyway. We don't use snail much anyway, at least among Bomber alumni. Deepest thanks to everyone who had a hand in making the reunion the warm (despite the weather) and wonderful time it was. Rosalie, Dick, Linda, Dean, Anita, Jim, Janice, Sue and Jim were just the most visible, I know many others contributed a lot of time and effort. The food was tremendous, the activities were fun, and it just felt good to find out where everyone has been and what they've been doing. I should be able to send in a few pictures in a couple of days when I get some updated software installed. We had a family reunion, too, as all five of my sisters were in town that weekend. Glenda Burdsall ('63) who lived next door to us on Turner even joined us at Mom's apartment to share a little of our joy. It also felt good to bring Karen Kleinpeter ('63) together with my sisters Diana ('64) and Cecilia ('65) - they were best friends during high school and before, discovered Pooh together, and occasionally my sisters were irritated that Karen and I were friends, too. Being at church with the family prevented me from joining the memorial for our deceased classmates, but I was thinking of Brock Erickson, who was my best friend in junior high. We were fixtures at each others houses for a few years, and he even joined us for a week's vacation at some lake one summer. His first question to my Mom whenever he came over was "got any cold pancakes?" - she always saved any leftovers for him, and he would put peanut butter and jelly on them. I wish I could have been at the memorial, it would have been a blessing to learn more of what God is doing in everybody's life. Warmest regards, ecb3 - from Reva, VA, where we are now more than 15" of rain over normal for the year, after a 3-4 year draught - remnants of hurricane Bill dumped another 2" on us in the last 24 hours, but 90 and sunny is predicted for the Fourth of July (and the fifth, too)! -Earl C. Bennett, III (Gold Medal Class of '63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda Reining ('64) To: Pam Swain Johnson ('61) Re: accordion and piano duet When you said we should have gotten together and played, "Lady of Spain" together, it reminded me of the times my cousin, Cheri DeMers Kingen ('66) and I had to perform duets for all our families at Christmas... she played the piano... not sure why they wanted to be serenaded, unless it was to make sure they weren't wasting their money on those weekly lessons. My brother, Tim ('71WB) and I were the oddballs... he played drums... the rest of the cousins played the piano. -Linda Reining ('64) ~ Bakersfield, CA - triple digit temperatures are returning... supposed to be 100+ for the 4th. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ken Staley ('68) Re: Class act from '68 I see that my classmate... even from the old Spalding Daze... is finally kicking back a bit. Steve Potter ('68) took a dying RHS athletic department and made it the RECOGNIZABLY the best in the state. RHS Athletic department was recently awarded THE most outstanding in the state by the Tacoma Tribune. All 'in-the-know' give full credit to that turn around to Steve Potter. It's a long way from the old NBC Little League field. Way to go, Potts! Hope the fishing is great kid! -Ken Staley ('68) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Betti Avant ('69) Re: 4th of July greetings Happy birthday U.S.A.!!! I hope this finds everyone having a great and safe time on this day of our country's birth. -Betti Avant ('69) ~ Goodland, KS - where it has been in the mid to upper 90's all week and the wheat harvest is in full swing (actually the yields are far better than anyone imagined) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Lois Clayton Colton ('72) Re: newspaper - 5/18/56 My mom and I are cleaning out drawers, etc. We found a newspaper clipping from the Columbia Basin News dated Friday, May 18, 1956. In it it has a "Complete List of Individual Appraisals" of Richland. It is two sides plus of the newspaper, and I don't have a scanner handy. I wish I could scan the whole thing at once. It's pretty cool. Anyway, it has the street, then the house number, then the letter abbreviation of the house style, then the appraisal. For example: Davenport....904 V, $8,050; It also has little reports about how many houses were appraised, how many houses are vacant, etc. So if you send me your address I can tell you the appraisal amount. -Lois Clayton Colton ('72) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Robin Frister Washburn ('73) To: All those there in '73 Since more of my '73 comrades are writing in as our 30th anniversary year goes by, I'd like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who prayed for me 30 years ago this week. Those prayers are still working! The By Pass highway threw me for a loop! A friend went straight to Heaven, and though I was drug a ways by a big truck, had no broken bones, just didn't wake up for about a week. I truly learned the power of prayer. I saved all your cards and will never forget your thoughts and prayers: (Mom and Dad of course --Bob and Alice Frister and Unka Don and Aunt Rosie Rust), Kristi Koop '73, Linda Breneman (and family) '73. Jeremy Jaech '73, Jean Fredrickson (and family) '73, Jim Doyle '72, and Jodie Lutz '73, all those cronies that I waited on at Tammy's Coffee Shop and Sambo's, Wendy Gower (and family) '73, Brenda Butcher '73, Joni DeMers '73, Barbara Juricich '73 (and for playing hopskotch so much), The Dudley's, the Foley's, the Parmer's and the Whitten's and many others in that great community. Won't be able to make it for the big 30 year celebration (our son's college grad. party), but know you'll have a wonderful time. Thanks so much for your hard work keeping us together. -Robin Frister Washburn ('73) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/05/03 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 8 Bombers and 1 Bomber Mom today: Anna May Wann ('49), Ralph Myrick ('51) Jim Wodehouse ('62 & '63), Karma King ('64) Linda Reining ('64), Jeff Michael ('65) Marcia Wade ('67), Elizabeth Mcallister ('78) BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sharon Panther Taff ('57) BOMBER BIRTHDAY 07/03: Ray Hall ('57) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ann Thompson, aka Anna May Wann ('49) Re: Golfing To: Charlie Cox ('56) Wow, I am impressed!!!! I feel lucky to get out golfing once a week. As they say practice makes perfect and it sounds like your golf game is almost perfect. Next we will hear you are taking on Tiger Woods keep up the good exercise. -Ann Thompson, aka Anna May Wann ('49) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ralph Myrick ('51) To: All of you golfers out there We played Apple Tree in Yakima on Monday, senior day. If you haven't played it, you should... at least once. The restaurant & the coarse itself are great. The challenge is the green that is shaped like an apple. This green is surrounded by water. You get one shot. If you don't make it, you have to hit from the drop area. I tried twice and both went into the water. Judy, my wife, was on in one and landed between 35 and 40 feet from the pin. She was just off the green. I walked to my ball and was directly in line with Judy's line. She took her putter and putted the ball. I watched that ball break to the left and she hit the flag pole and dropped the ball into the cup. A birdie! Wow, was I impressed! I am not going to tell you what I shot. Good golfing to all. -Ralph Myrick ('51) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jim "Woody" Wodehouse ('62 & '63) It is the 4th of July... hope all grads are having a great time... I remember the 4th of July many years ago. After fireworks fired at the Bomber bowl, Larry Holloway ('64), Dave Sowden and I, slept out and about 4:30am went to Col Hi and found several un-fired M80s. They had short fuses but could still be lit quickly. M80s were awesome... we thought. After all, if you all remember even now, they are the loud booms in the sky in the fire works displays... Well to make a long story short. The drain pipe on the gym wall was a perfect CANNON we figured and proceeded to fire away... What an awesome sound, Boom, Boom, BOOM... it echoed across the south Richland air space about 5:30am. About the 4th or 5th round, we heard our Richland's finest and all the sirens from all different directions. I can only think what they thought: still being a government town, the loud booms, like bombs or explosions... We knew then we had to clear the area fast... Running and throwing handfuls of the fireworks heading for hiding spots across Thayer Dr. Not being able to hear much after the loud booms, running for our lives knowing we were gonna be shot on sight. Never at that time did I realize the cherry lights on the police cars were so bright... even that early in the morning... Wow! What 4th that was... Maybe a few Bombers out there remember that morning... awaking to the sounds of booms and wailing of sirens. Not till Viet Nam did I hear such load sounds. That drain pipe is still there, long silent and never fired again... What a 4th that was... -Jim "Woody" Wodehouse ('62 & '63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Karma King Yourdan ('64) To: Larry Crouch ('71) In my opinion anyone who trailers in their scooter is not a real rider. I have ridden for years and the last 5 behind my husband Pat, but we ride everywhere and all the way. It is the only way to take a trip as far as I am concerned! You meet so many wonderful people and see much more than in a vehicle. Just recently, my husband built me a VW conversion trike so that I can ride again on my own. If you see a black primered stealth-bomber looking thing riding around the Tri-Cities, it is me or my husband and I. It is trick! Ride on! -Karma King Yourdan ('64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda Reining ('64) To: Earl C. Bennett, III ('63) Re: Cold pancakes My grandmother (do you remember her?) used to save her left-over pancakes, too. She would always make a huge batch. She knew eventually, some, or all, of her 7 grandchildren would be coming over and the pancakes would disappear. We would put peanut butter and jelly on them, too. I think they tasted better that way than hot off the griddle. In fact, I did the same thing with my daughters, and now with my grand kids. To: Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) $e: 4th of July card The card was great! I absolutely love Jacquie Lawson's cards. Thanks for sending the link. Linda Reining ('64) ~ Bakersfield, CA - supposed to be 103 today. I'm staying indoors and enjoying my air conditioning. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jeff Michael ('65) Re: Ketchup Hey, Bombers... Just sat here, 7am, 4 July, catching up on the Sandstorm mail I missed while I was out of town. I've got two 4th of July gigs to work at later today. It was so cool to read the last week of notes from you all. So, where was I out of town to? You might ask. Richland, WA. Yup... drove by RHS (where did they move Col-Hi?) a bunch of times. Seems a guy on Goethals wants me to come to work with him at his DJ/Audio/ Video/Multimedia Show company. Guess I'm moving this fall. What a trip!!! Swore in June '65, that I'd never come back... well, except, to visit Mom/Dad for a few days when there was a Col-Hi reunion. I've learned 2 things in life: 1. Be careful what you pray for. 2. Be careful what you swear about. So, to all those folks anywhere who are planning parties, conventions, reunions, corporate events, school dances, etc., please check in with me. I'll post directions to my new website as soon as it's ready. -- DJ Jeff -Jeff Michael ('65) ~ Sunny San Diego where it will be 82 at the beach later today. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Marcia Wade Hausenbuiller ('67) Re: Independence Day Okay, confession is good for the soul, huh? Have to admit that 4th of July tends to make me happy that my kids are grown and I'm single again! Has little to do with 'independence' and much to do with relief that I don't have to deal with the worry and stress involved with kids and spouse who HAD to have fireworks with the biggest bang and most altitudinous glitter available! I'm watching the neighbors in good old Bomberville setting off lots of expensive (and mostly illegal) fire works, and enjoying the sights, and deploring the noise that incites my 150# dog to try to crawl into my lap. If I still lived in Puyallup I might have tried to make it to Patti Jones Ahrens' ('60) to watch the 'real' show, but since I hate the crowds at Columbia Park, I'm content to watch the neighborhood bad boys set off the Indian fireworks they spent mucho bucks on. Any body out there remember the good old days when Richland had their own fireworks display at the good old Bomber Bowl?? Have to admit that I miss that, too. Even when my Mom wouldn't brave the crowds to actually go there, (My Dad seemed to always have to work Swing shift on 4th of July!) we could see most of the aerial display from our little precut on Abbot. And it helped, of course, that the trees in the few blocks between Bomber Bowl and our house weren't real tall in those days! I do hope all my Bomber brothers and sisters had a great holiday, with 'safe and sane' celebrations, and most of all that we all took the time to contemplate our good fortune and freedoms--and offer up prayers of thanksgiving for the great blessings of our good fortune and freedoms as well! -Marcia Wade Hausenbuiller ('67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Elizabeth Mcallister Loosmore ('78) To: Anita Cleaver Heiling ('63) I don't know of anyone that does yard work, but you can rest assured that your dad will like Altera very much... My Mom lived there for a couple of years and had a great time with all the activities and the loving staff... My Mom is now in Quail Hollow, because of the extra care needed... Quail Hollow is a beautiful place, more than you can imagine... If your father gets to need more help consider Quail Hollow... It is very hard to see one of our parents have to move into a place other than home... but these are two really good places. Good Luck -Elizabeth Mcallister Loosmore ('78) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) To: Ann Bishop Ousley ('56) Mikie is just kidding. Both of his parents were born there in DeQueen, AR, not far from you, about 54 miles right? We had a great visit there and came home with some genuine muskidine jam that a nephew had put up. We also had some pinto beans, ham hocks, cornbread and chow chow. The nephew who made the jam also had a croppie fish fry for us with hush puppies etc. to die for... Nothing quite like southern cooking. Mike's Mom, BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/06/03 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 10 Bombers sent stuff: Dick Roberts ('49), Jerry Boyd ('52) Karol Brimhall ('56), Patti Jones ('60) Jeanie Hutchins ('62), Dave Hanthorn ('63) Linda Reining ('64), Linda McKnight ('65) Steve Upson ('65), Anne Mitzlaff ('77) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Richard "Dick" Roberts ('49) To: Dick Harris (49) Happy 50th anniversary and the best to both you and Bonnie. Enjoy your travels and your family. Carol and I just did an RV loop to Canada, south through the Seattle area and got back today after three weeks on the road. Had a brief phone chat with Dick McCoy on our way down Whidbey Is. Sure saw some pretty country. Overseas travel is great but there's a lot to see in the USA too. Actually, any travel is great. -Richard "Dick" Roberts ('49) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jerry Boyd ('52) To: 1952 Classmates and friends of Jack Dawson ('52) Jack has let me know that he early detection of prostate cancer and is positive of a cure and that Richland or the UW has excellent treatment centers. But, bottom line it would not hurt to put him in your prayers and if you have prayer chains just add his name in those also. -Jerry Boyd ('52) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Karol Brimhall Smith ('56) To: Anita Cleaver Heiling ('63) Elizabeth is right about Alterra -- I have an elderly friend who sold her ranch house on Cedar and moved into Alterra. She is as pleased as one can be after giving up their long-time home. As for yard help, we have used Desert Green for several years, and have been well satisfied. They are located at 2259 Jericho Road in Richland, which is just across I-182 from Wal*Mart, and go everywhere in the Tri-Cities. Phone 628-8630. Scott Hockersmith is the owner, and seems very knowledgeable and easy to work with. Good Luck. -Karol Brimhall Smith ('56) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) Re: Pictures from R2K+3 Here our my pictures. Most of the pictures we're out in the courtyard where the R2K+3 Bombers gathered. -Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) ~ Browns Point, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jeanie Hutchins Simon ('62) To: Patti Jones Ahrens '60 Thank you for sharing the beautiful, jacquielawson site ~ I sent it on for others to enjoy. I hope you all had weather as nice as it was here in Bellingham last night. The Fireworks were beautiful overlooking Bellingham Bay! (of course, nothing like Bomber Larry Mattingly's ('60) displays) I get glowing reports from my sister, Ruthann ('58) and bro-in-law Carl, as they've very much enjoyed Larry's Thanksgiving holiday display in Coeur d'Alene, ID the past couple of years. I thought some would enjoy this "time site" I received this weekend: Wishing you all a continued relaxing and safe weekend ~ and to all on the road a safe return home! -Jeanie Hutchins Simon ('62) ~ Bellingham, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dave Hanthorn ('63) Re: Fantastic Fourth What a day we had on the Fourth of July. My wife Noi and I got up early to head to the Seattle Center for the swearing-in ceremony for new citizens. One of Noi's friends was one of the 433 (about to be) new Americans. When Noi received her citizenship some years ago, it was at a small ceremony at the INS office. This once a year major event on the Fourth is quite different, and is really something to see. The fact that we were blessed with by far the best Fourth of July weather in over 30 years in the Seattle area was certainly icing on the cake. After all the festivities were over, we took Noi's friend and her husband and son out for a late lunch or early dinner. Even after all of that fun and festivity, we still had time to head home for a nap before it was time to freshen up in preparation for the REAL event of the big day. We were soon heading south to Brown's Point and Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) home to watch the Tacoma fireworks produced by Larry Mattingly ('60). After a couple of wrong turns, we finally found our way to Patti's driveway and a great group of Bombers, neighbors, friends and family that made us feel welcome and right at home. There could scarcely be a better place to watch the Tacoma fireworks than from Patti's back yard, with its astoundingly sweeping view of all of Commencement Bay and the City of Tacoma. And since everyone in Patti's neighborhood seemed to be having their own Fourth blowouts, the "local" fireworks kept us entertained all evening while we waited for Larry's Big Show. The first fellow in a Bomber shirt that I introduced myself to at the party turned out to be Tom Hughes ('56) who was a friend of by older brother Jack Hanthorn ('56 RIP) back in their school days. I ended up chatting with Tom for most of the rest of the evening, reliving many common memories from those long ago days. Before long, the BIG fireworks across the Bay started up accompanied by patriotic music on the radio. What a magnificent show it was. It was the R2K show multiplied by 10, or even by 100. Larry is nothing short of a master. He even managed to slip in a couple of big, beautiful Green and Gold blasts among all the other marvelous stuff. It seems somewhat inadequate to merely say "Thank you, Larry" but maybe that it is a heartfelt "thank you" makes it a little better. The same goes for you Patti, thank you so much for extending your hospitality to your fellow Bombers, we really enjoyed it all so very much. Special note to Maren ('63 & '64): I took the remainder of my film from the Class of '63 Reunion along with the film from Patti's bash in to the drugstore for processing today, so I should be getting the pictures sent in to you later this week for web publication. [PLEASE send BY Tuesday night (the 8th) or wait til I get back from New Orleans on 7/16/03 -Maren] -Dave Hanthorn (Gold Medal Class of 1963) STILL proud to be a Bomber ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda Reining ('64) To: Marcia Wade Hausenbuiller ('67) Re: Fireworks at Bomber Bowl I can remember going there with my folks... mom would take one of those scratchy Army blankets (think they were wool... I am allergic to wool), spread it on the ground, and we would "Oooh!" and "Aaahh!" at all the things exploding in the sky. To: BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) Re: Beans, ham hocks, and cornbread Boy, did you bring back some good memories with the mention of those "comfort foods". First time I ever had them was when I was dating my first husband, Dale Gray ('59WB?)... after we married, I would make it at least once a week! Do you know what "chocolate gravy" is? Both my sons-in-law were raised on that concoction. Haven't tried any of that, though. Just doesn't "sound" good. What is chow chow? -Linda Reining ('64) ~ Bakersfield, CA - triple digits are here to stay, according to the weathermen on all three local stations. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda McKnight ('65) I just wanted to let everyone know that my dearest friend from Chief Jo Junior High, Ruth Albertowicz Labouy's ('65) Mom, Jean Albertowicz, passed away this morning after a long illness at the age of 86. It is so terribly hard for all of us to watch our parents grow old and suffer, and even though we know that they won't have to suffer any longer, their demise lives an empty spot in our souls. I will always remember Jean as a lady who not only lived the very busy life of a doctor's wife, and mother of three children, but also was the best cook in the whole world. When I went over to Ruthie's house, growing up , the wonder smells that embraced their house, were more than a little kid could stand!!! The meals she would prepare! And, in the year 1964 Jean won a national prize in the Pillsbury Bake-off for her banana split cake!!! She left a legacy to her daughter, Ruth Alice, because Ruthie is also an incredible cook!! We will miss Jean a great deal, and as Ruthie told me today, her Mom is in heaven now and she is 30 years old all over again, and beautiful. God bless her. The funeral is set for Tuesday, July 8 at 2pm at the Catholic Church. -Linda McKnight ('65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Steve Upson ('65) Here it is July 5th and all the fireworks are over. I hope everyone had a great time celebrating the Fourth of July with family, friends, fun, food and reflection. A few days ago Randy Hinson ('65) sent me a cool link to Lee Greenwood's "God Bless The USA". A song like this is timely at least 365 days a year, so if you'd like to hear it please go to -Steve Upson ('65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Anne Mitzlaff Gerken ('77) Re: Is this English? To: B.J.? Are you talking English language? Muskidine jam? What is that? Chow chow? That's Arkansas language isn't it? -Anne Mitzlaff Gerken ('77) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/07/03 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 9 Bombers and 1 Bomber Mom: Mary Ray ('61), Pam Swain ('61) Jim Wodehouse ('62 & '63), Anita Cleaver ('63) Linda Reining ('64), Marcia Wade ('67) Joyce Stinsman ('68), Dan Morgan ('83) April Miller ('92), BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mary Ray Henslee ('61) Information to pass on to your children or grandchildren. I completely rewrote the second half of the poem I wrote called We Still Ask Why? I am a slow writer and sometimes it takes a number of drafts to get the words right, as Al Parker can testify to from when I use to write into the Sandbox. I think the new version reads better and better depicts what I was trying to say. I was moved to write the Attack on America poems because people seem to be going back to being complacent, or maybe it is just denial. I was moved to write the Support Our Troops poems because I see a country that is lagging right now in its visible support for our troops, who are still dying everyday. My heart is breaking for them, as it looks like they will be facing danger in Iraq for a long while. May our leaders be wise, and our commerce increase, And may we experience the blessings of peace. May our leaders be wise, and our conflicts decrease, And may we experience the blessings of peace. Someone else wrote the first verse and I added the second verse. I know Maren likes to keep it warm and fuzzy in here, so I had better close before she gives me the hook. To our men and women in uniform, past, present, and future....God Bless You and Thank You! -Mary Ray Henslee ('61) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Pam Swain Johnson ('61) Re: July 4th revisited This year my husband and I spent the 4th in Central, AK -- an old mining town about 120 miles north of Fairbanks. My husband's family mined up there in the '30s when every creek (pronounced here with a short e) was a potential gold mine. This year the hotel and hot springs were closed but it used to the highlight of summer to be at the springs for the 4th of July Miners' Picnic. Now that was a party. This year it was so quiet that I began to long for just a car to drive by--3 did and 1 stopped for a visit. Last year we spend the 4th in Tulsa, OK on the way to a family reunion. My daughter and her husband, who both grew up in interior Alaska, saw their first, yes I said first, fireworks display on the 4th of July. To be honest it was the first fireworks display on the 4th that I'd seen in over 30 years. Let's see, would I rather see fireworks on a warm summer evening or at 50 below on New Years Eve? Hmmmm . . . . -Pam Swain Johnson ('61) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jim Wodehouse ('62 & '63) Re: Shameless Plug Any grad in Tri-Cities or elsewhere can contact me for a Golf training that will increase your game out put and straighten your drives etc. I'm open so call!! -Jim Wodehouse ('62 & '63) ~ I will assist in healing of pain associated with back, and injures or any area. Do it now! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Anita Cleaver Heiling ('63) Thanks so very much for your response to my plea for yard maintenance. Also, for your feedback on Alterra! -Anita Cleaver Heiling ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda Reining ('64) I watched a great program on the Discovery channel tonight (Sunday)... was a good show on the building of the Grand Coulee Dam... even mentioned Hanford. *grin* learned some things I never knew about the Columbia River, or Eastern Washington... goes to prove I should have paid more attention in History!!!!! I still say IF they had made it as interesting as the Discovery channel and/or the History channel does, I would have paid more attention! -Linda Reining ('64) ~ Bakersfield, CA - I was in Corona, CA over the weekend, thought I was going to get a break from the heat... WRONG... was almost as hot down there as it was here... over 100 in both cities! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Marcia Wade Hausenbuiller ('67) Re: Army Blankets To: Linda Reining ('64) Oh yes, the good old army blankets--nasty color, usually a nasty smell, and very nasty itchiness! I'd just about been able to forget them! They went everywhere didn't they? Wonder if they were issued with the government houses??? Seems like picnics always included them--and having to sit on them in shorts or a swimming suit was just not fun! Thanks for the memory! -Marcia Wade Hausenbuiller ('67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Joyce Stinsman Komac ('68) I have to rave about our neighborhood 4th celebration. I think I live in the best neighborhood in Port Orchard. This year was our 2nd annual 4th parade. It was started so the kids in the neighborhood could decorate their bikes and ride up and down pretending they were in a parade. This year some of the fathers decorated their riding lawn mowers in patriotic themes and rode along with the younger kids. One of the guys I work with plays the bag pipes so he led the parade down the street, followed by a red Bronco pulling a trailer decorated for the smaller children to ride in. The parade had just about everyone in the neighborhood in it, so there was just a small audience, but what fun. Later in the day one neighbor has a BBQ and we all congregate there to watch the combined fireworks display with everyone contributing theirs. It was quite spectacular (I'm sure not up to our own professional Bombers display), but such fun to "Ooh!" and "Aaw!" watching from the front lawn. Re: Trip to Italy I will be going to Italy for most of September with my daughter and would like any advice Bombers out there might have. Staying in Rome for the first week at a hostel near the train station. I hope to see all the great sights there with a side trip to Pompeii. Anyone have suggestions on what to see and how to see it best. Two weeks will be spent in Tuscany at a monastery while my daughter takes some courses for her masters and I get to learn without having to be graded. We will have time there to make some side trips. It is near Azzeza. I expect to be able to spend a couple of days in Venice (suggestions for hostels, B and B, or hotels) and we finish the trip with one day in Milan before leaving from that airport (maybe a suggestion for a hotel near there). And I don't speak the language. I've been practicing, but languages are just not my thing. German in High School is all and I was really bad. -Joyce Stinsman Komac ('68) ~ beautiful Port Orchard, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dan Morgan ('83) Re: '83's 20-year Reunion Hi! I've updated the 1983 web site for our 20-year Reunion that is set for July 18 and 19. I've added detailed info about the Reunion, and also a 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. Re: Memory Book deadline - July 12 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 20-year Reunion. You can mail them, or send them in via email. The new deadline for sending your entry for the Memory book is July 12. 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. I would like to thank y'all for helping us find more classmates! =) [I'll update the missing page again soon to reflect changes.] 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: April Miller ('92) Re: Shameless Plug Do you own a Ford vehicle? or even a Mustang? Are you just a car enthusiast? I am a member of the Inland Empire Mustang Club and wish to extend invitations to fellow Bombers to visit us here in Spokane Valley for our next car show. It will be July 26 in Millwood from 4pm-dark. Our last show (Fabulous Fords on the 4th) was a great time and we had lots of fun. A gentleman from Kennewick won a trophy for his category this weekend! Bring your family, car(s), friends and come join us for this spectacular event. Please check out our website for more info (you can also obtain registration forms on the site) -April Miller ('92) ~ Spokane Valley, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) To: Linda Reining ('64) Re: Chocolate gravy We had our chocolate gravy over hot buttered biscuits. Granny used to make it for us kids as did my mother. I made it once in a while for my kids too but they were oatmeal and cold cereal breakfast eaters and didn't really appreciate fine Arkansas breakfasts. To: Anne Mitzlaff Gerken ('77) Annie, Since you practically lived at our house don't be a pulling that old stuff on me. You know plenty about southern cooking. Chow chow is a relish made out of green tomatoes, onions etc. Muskidine jam is made out of muskidines, silly girl. They grow wild and latch on to trees as a parasite. They look like grapes and have pulp like grapes. They make the best jam in the whole world and nephew Dale had "Put up" some and gave us a couple of jars while we were there in Arkansas.... Are you sure I have never fixed chocolate gravy for you, Annie? -BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/08/03 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers sent stuff: Dick McCoy ('45, '46, & '02), Wally Erickson ('53) John Northover ('59), Larry Mattingly ('60) John Browne, Jr. ('61), Penny McAllister ('67) Monique Mangold ('80) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER LUNCHES 'n stuff (in order of appearance) 07/13 - Puget Sound Area 07/12 - Las Vegas 07/13 - '58 Lunch 07/17 - '61 Ladies' Picnic/Pot Luck More information: Click the lunch you want to know about. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dick McCoy ('45, '46, '02) Re: Discovery To: Linda Reining ('64) I also watched the show on Discovery Channel about Grand Coulee dam. It was wonderful. However, I also watched the show preceding, describing the 14 wonders of the west, man-made and natural. What a bust! 10 of the 14 were in Cal Nev and Az. Obviously compiled by the Golden State Tourist Board. Imagine, Hoover dam presented and Grand Coulee not. I guess I'm provincial, but... -Dick McCoy ('45, '46, '02) - Bronc Beaver Bomber. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Wally Erickson ('53) Re: Trip to Italy To: Joyce Stinsman Komac ('68) You and your daughter will have a great time in Italy!! I'll try to keep this brief. My wife and I went with another couple and we used the trains for our destinations. It worked out great and kept the cost down. Need to plan each day ahead, so you know where you're going and how to get there. We used 2nd class on the trains and was very satisfactory. Don't need reservations, just get your tickets as soon as you get to the train station...leave early in case you're delayed in traffic or whatever. The taxis will take advantage of you if they find out you're American; so have address and information on the hotel you want to be taken to. You might want to check your map ahead of time. When we arrived in Rome, our taxi took us the long way (about 10 minutes) to our hotel, only to find out the next day it was only two blocks away. So be aware! Lots to see in Rome, there's so much history. Probably the first place to go would be the Vatican. Buy your tickets ahead of time at your hotel for the tour package. They will tell you where to catch the bus going to the Vatican. That will be an all day experience, St. Peters Square, Basilica and of course the Sistine Chapel by Michelangelo. Depending on where you're hotel is, you could walk or take the subway to the Colosseum and near by is the Roman Forum going back to the beginning of "AD"; keep walking towards the end and up the hill toward the Campidoglio. The Pantheon built 123 AD is a must; you can do that on a walking tour along with the Fountain of Trivi ("Three coins in a Fountain") and other historical landmarks. You can take the subway to the Spanish Staircase and have a meal of your choice nearby. Watch for "pickpockets", or "purse snappers", especially near tourist areas (money belts are great). You both will love Venice!! We made our reservation from our hotel in Rome. Make the reservation as soon as you can. We ended up in Lido, across the water from Venice and used the water taxi, it wasn't that bad. For convenience, you might want to stay in Venice, but will cost more Lire$$$. Look for "Murano" glass items in the shops. Go to the top of the Bell Tower in St. Marks Square, but be aware those "huge" bells go off every hour!! It looks like you're not far from Florence, it's beautiful city with lots of history including the famous museum of "David" by Michelangelo. You've got to have "Gelotto" (like ice cream only much better). If you have a chance to go to Ovierto on a plateau overlooking the Tuscany area...I recommend it!! You'll find Milan interesting, but allow lots of time to get to the airport from your's about 45 minutes away due to the traffic. Again use taxis that are waiting in line, and find out ahead of time the price. There are some independents that really take you for a ride!! Milan is where fashion starts, it's a great place to buy anything that's leather...the quality is the best and prices are great. I tried to keep it short, but tried to give you some ideas for planning. Don't take any expensive jewelry and leave valuables at home. Credit cards work great and there are plenty of ATM's around. Try eating at the restaurants where the locals go, some are below ground level like in New York. You'll have a great time in Italy, enjoy. Can't really help you on places to stay. You shouldn't have any problem if you make reservations ahead of time. You're also going at a good time of the year. Email me if you want more information. -Wally Erickson ('53) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: John Northover ('59) While talking to Ned Barker ('59), via email and trying to pin him and Susan Birge Barker ('59), his lovely espousal, down on making the SOCAL Bruncheon on the 20th of Huly ... Two Thousand and Three he mentioned that they would not be able to make the Bruncheon as they are scheduled to take a cruise from L.A. to Mexico for their FORTY-ith Anniversary!!! Congratulations are in order.. 40 Years Married!!! I think many thought they would not last a year... let alone 40!!! Ned is a smart man ... he learned early to simply say "Yes Dear ... " ... he found that he would and could and should be a much happier man ... if he did so ... [A lesson that took me much longer to learn!!!] How many other Bombers out there have hit the 40 mark with a Bomber Class Mate??? Yours in Matrimonial Moonshine Juan the Puka, Leading Scientist at the Institute for the Feeble Mindless -John Northover ('59) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Larry Mattingly ('60) Re: 4th of July Thanks to the several of you who made the nice comments here and direct to me about the 4th. I dug around in the magazine last week and found 3 more of the big yellow shells with the green ball center and found places in the program for them. I am delighted that the Bombers at Patti Jones Ahren's ('60) party spotted them. What a nice thing for Patti to do, to host that group of Bombers on the 4th. But it is typical to her dedication to friends. My hat's off to her. My 4th this year was a particular pleasure in that a cousin that I had not seen in 45 years showed up with another cousin, Claudia Moberg Butler ('70). Barbara was in town for a technical conference and called Claudia who lives in Seattle. I was able to get them out on the VIP pier with me. What a treat! I hope everyone had a fun and safe 4th of July. "Happiness is the sky in bloom" -J Larry Mattingly ('60) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: John Browne, Jr. ('61) Re: fruits of the vine Well, sure- muskidine (aka muscadine) IS a grape- an American grape. In the part of Georgia that I passed through, years ago, they were called scuppernongs (don't know the etymology of that one). While I'm here I'd like to offer my old classmate, Pam Swain, my bootleg copy of a live Jerry Lee Lewis set that includes "Lady of Spain" (if your mother don't mind). Semi-seriously, the great rock pianists were pretty versatile. Little Richard's band was an acoustic ensemble- stand-up bass, sax, drums, & Richard (who was pretty electrifying, I guess). No guitar (until much later, maybe...) Speaking of guitars, though, if Ms. Russell still possesses that fine little slot-head parlor guitar (from her picture of the dueling guitarists), now, THAT might be a musical treasure, all by itself (oh, sure- it'd be even better if someone were playing, I guess). Another old classmate, Grant Ross, had a guitar like that in 'his family' (& I found it in a closet at his house, once)... wasn't electric, though- so it wasn't 'cool'- THEN. Some of those little gems are worth as much as a Fender Strat these days (maybe more, to the folks who love to play them); and, if they last another 100 years, they'll be the American equivalents of Stradivarius violins. ^..^ -JHBrowne, Jr. ('61) ~ Vashon Island, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Penny McAllister D'Abato ('67) To: Joyce Stinsman Komac ('68) I took German in high school also from this old German guy what was his name?? Was he still there a year later? I think he used a cane?? I remember how to say very little. To: Lynda R. Write me.. I wrote you... guess you didn't get it again but it didn't come back. You were in Corona?? I live right by there ...oh yes it is hot here! -Penny McAllister D'Abato ('67) ~ Temecula, CA - where it is HOT HOT HOT ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Monique Mangold Beaucour ('80) Re: Trip to Italy To: Joyce Stinsman Komac ('68) Don't worry about the language most Europeans learn at least two languages and English is on the top of the list. I'm a primary school teacher in France and I try to teach English from third grade to fifth grade. We have to keep learning this language till the end of high school! Even if they never went to an English speaking country, which is the best way to learn a language quickly and efficiently, they know far more of your language than you do of theirs (as you confessed). The areas you'll visit are highly touristic and everything is done for foreigners to be at ease! Enjoy your's the best way to learn on others but on ourselves too. -Monique Mangold Beaucour ('80) ~ Jussecourt, region of Champagne, France - finally cloudy after weeks of heat! *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/09/03 Dateline: Richland ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers and 1 Bomber Mom: Ron Wodehouse ('56), Patti Jones ('60) Linda Reining ('64), Tedd Cadd ('66) Diane Carpenter ('72), Anita Fravala ('73) Zorba Manolopoulos ('91), BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ron Wodehouse ('56) Browsed your Sandstorm for the first time. Quite interesting to say the least. I graduated in 1956 and now live in Colorado and have for the last 26 years. Lucky I can still see to read I guess. But enjoyed what I read. -Ron Wodehouse ('56) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) Re: Fourth of July All the glowing thank-you's stirs me on to do more. "You're welcome!" to all who wrote in or emailed me about what a good time was had on the Fourth of July. It ended too quickly. Larry Mattingly ('60) and his company did an outstanding job. There were new fireworks that made it very special. Especially the Green and Gold that seemed to burst towards us like they belonged just to us Bombers. Thanks Larry. Fireworks displays take a lot of dedicated people to put them off for our pleasure. Mostly volunteers. Being in Pierce County we are allowed to set off fireworks all day. I'm still finding the remnants. Each piece being picked up with a reminder of what a fantastic day. Taking a bunch of pictures put me by the group that was setting off the fireworks. I asked that "all the pyros get closer" for the picture. My eight year old granddaughter Sabryna raised up like she was going to model saying, "I'm the newest pyro." With a giggle I decided within a couple of years I am sending her to Larry for more lessons. Re: Puget Sound Area/Fife luncheon The Bomber Babes and Dudes No reservations necessary! If you would like you can email me if you will be at the luncheon or you will be there at some future date. DATE: July 13, 2003 COFFEE TIME: 11:30 P.M. LUNCH TIME: 12:30 p.m. WHERE: Fife Bar and Grill In between Goodyear Tire and Day's Inn PHONE: (253) 922-9555 ADDRESS: 3025 Pacific Hwy E., Fife, WA I-5 North, Exit 136 B (Port of Tacoma) I-5 South Exit, 136 Turn left on Pacific Hwy. E. PRICE: Price range $10.00 - $14.50 includes drink and tip All Bomber Spouses and Friends are welcome! Bombers Have Fun -Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) ~ Browns Point, Wa. Where the summer weather can't quite make up its mind. Fourth of July weather was perfect. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda Reining ('64) To: Dick McCoy('45, '46, '02) Re: 14 Wonders of the West/Golden State Tourist Board Well hell's bells, we have to make up for our $38 BILLION deficit one way or another, so can't blame the tourism board for trying a bit of propaganda! -Linda Reining ('64) ~ Bakersfield, CA ~ Triple digit temperatures are due by Thursday!!!! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Tedd Cadd ('66) Herr Stoebner was the German teacher, in 1965-66 at least. He wasn't a German immigrant but rather grew up in South Dakota. His parents spoke German in the home and so he taught it. His major was actually Social Studies as I recall. Two years with Herr Stoebner was not much foundation in the language as I discovered when I entered WSU and started advanced German. But I will always remember fondly the year-long investigation Mike Lonergan ('67) conducted into the theft of the gavel we used in home room in Herr Stoebner's class. If you knew Mike, he was a grand comic. We received weekly updates on the progress of the investigation. The gavel was eventually (last home room class of the year oddly enough!) found to have been stolen by a secret band of Nazis that met in a basement in Richland. Pictures were provided that showed the Nazi flag and a collection of WWII German gear. The clincher was the gavel itself in the hands of an apparent Nazi with the brim of his hat pulled down over his eyes. Funny, the gavel holder was about the same size as Mike. Do you suppose ..... naw, Mike wouldn't pull Herr Stoebner's leg for a full year, would he? -Tedd Cadd ('66) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Diane Carpenter Kipp ('72) Monique's [Mangold ('80)] note on Europeans' knowledge of languages was conservative and/or modest. My family and I lived in Barcelona for two years; and, in the language area, it was an experience in shame for us. I met so many Europeans who spoke three, four, even five languages -- and I wasn't hanging out with college professors. Several times I was approached by someone who knew I wasn't Spanish; so, making a guess based on my looks, they would speak to me in German; when I corrected them, they didn't miss a beat but immediately responded in English. And most likely that same person spoke Italian and/or French and Portuguese. And Catalan (the local language in that part of Spain). It was quite depressing for me. Of course, in America we generally start language instruction in schools just after the point where the brain loses its optimal ability to learn new languages, usually about 14 from what I've been told. Usually the people with language facility were well educated. I did encounter some people who, like some Americans, seemed to believe that if they spoke loudly and forcefully enough to the foreigner, she would have a miraculous breakthrough and be able to understand the details of what they were trying to get across. The people I was most grateful to were those who, either through education or intuition, knew how to slow down and simplify their own Spanish so that I could understand them, and who could extrapolate from the assortment of words/phrases/incorrectly conjugated verbs that I would produce, what I was trying to communicate. -Diane Carpenter Kipp ('72) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Anita Fravala Griffin ('73) Re: Southern cooking To: BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) and Linda Reining ('64) Chocolate gravy is the BEST! I had never heard of chocolate gravy until we went to Arkansas to see my mom's family when I was 15 years old. My great-grandmother fixed it every morning over hot homemade biscuits for breakfast! YUMMMMMMM!!! And let me tell you, when you are 15 years old you don't want to get up to eat breakfast at 5:00 a.m., but when chocolate gravy is on the menu, you are at that table. We could always go back to bed after we ate! I finally got the family recipe a couple of years ago, so I might have to make it one of these days. My kids and husband think it's totally disgusting to put chocolate over biscuits; but, what do they know?! Anyway, thanks for the memories Linda! -Anita Fravala Griffin ('73) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Zorba Manolopoulos ('91) A recent poll of the alumni database <> reveals that there are 8493 males; 8112 females; and 2243 undecided (Pat, Chris, Tracy, Kelly, Sam, Terry, etc, and single initials); and I know it sounds odd, but some of the names I just couldn't tell. Of course some of the years are not fully represented. -Zorba Manolopoulos ('91) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) Re: Southern cooking Nope, John Browne, Jr. ('61), scuppernongs and muscadines (as you call them -- in Arkansas they are called muskidines) aren't the same. The wild muskidines have it all over the tame scuppernongs. Right, all you southern folks? -BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/10/03 Dateline: Richland ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 8 Bombers sent stuff today: Jerry Swain ('54), Barbara Isakson ('58) Audrey Eberhardt ('61WB), Donna Bowers ('63) Linda Reining ('64), Jeff Michael ('65) Jack Spanner ('70), Vicki Owens ('72) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY today: Jerry Oakley ('51) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jerry Swain ('54) Re: Tom McGuire ('54) I have received an email from Fran McGuire, Tom's wife, and she reported that Tom has just been through some health problems that included tube feeding and a serious brush with his mortality. He is on the mend now, but could use some encouragement from his friends. I think prayers of thanks and strength would be in order. -Jerry Swain ('54) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Barbara Isakson Rau ('58) Our Class of '58's luncheon is this Sunday, the 13th of July, at 1 o'clock at West Richland Golf Course. Hope everyone had a fun and safe 4th. We'll see you there at the W. Richland Golf Course, Sunday at 1 o'clock. Bomber Cheers, -Barbara Isakson Rau ('58) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Audrey Eberhardt Mathews ('61WB) To: BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) You are so right -- we just need to educate some of these Northwesterners. We would stop beside the road when I was small in southwest Georgia and pick the fruit of the vine; they were sooooo good. Also, both make very good wine, if you know how. Never had chocolate gravy, but did love red-eye gravy over biscuits and grits; which are almost impossible to find west of the Big Muddy. -Audrey Eberhardt Mathews ('61WB) ~ In central Georgia hot (94 with heat index of 104) and humid, but maybe the drought is over. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Donna Bowers Rice ('63) Southern Cooking and Being Married 40 Years There are several in our Class of '63, but Mike ('60) and I have been married for 40 years come December. We are midwesterners now, but my heart is still on the west coast. I think it's a real tribute to Richland and the way we were raised to still have happy healthy marriages, good kids, and adorable grandchildren (five under the age of four). One of my favorite recipes for perfect gravy comes from my Southern son-in-law's grandmother. The easy way to make perfect gravy is to roll a dollop of butter in a fair amount of flour. Place it in your meat juices and let it dissolve as you stir -- you will never have lumpy gravy again. One of the secrets to good Southern cooking is they always use butter and thanks to my middle daughter's family she has become a wonderful cook with some of the best recipes in her file. Sorry, I missed the reunion; but, I was so impressed that there was a special service for those of our classmates who are gone. We have a very special caring class; I am eternally grateful that I have been a part of it. -Donna Bowers Rice ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda Reining ('64) To: Maren Smyth('63, '64) Don't know if you like country-western music; but, since you are a "Parrot Head" (Jimmy Buffett fan), thought I would let you know he does a duet with Alan Jackson -- song is called "5 O'Clock Somewhere" -- Alan sings mostly solo, Jimmy comes in towards the end of the song. It's a cute song -- even if you aren't a country fan. -Linda Reining ('64) ~ Bakersfield, CA ~ Hot, hot, and hotter from now til who knows when? ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jeff Michael ('65) To: Zorba Manolopoulos ('91) Re: Alumni Database Gender Count You DO love those stats, don't you? Are you an actuary for a big insurance company? Have a corner office on the 40th floor of the TransAmerica building or Sears Tower? I'll not ask for a recount on this one ..... it's a moving target. Far too many undecideds and outright changes. Personally, I limit my gender-bending and sex- changes to wiring. Thanks again for an interesting analysis. -DJ Jeff -Jeff Michael ('65) ~ In San Diego where the water and the air at the beach are both 68 this morning. (The air will get warmer later.) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jack Spanner ('70) Re: Muscadine I don't really consider myself a southern folk but I do live in the in the heart of NASCAR country here in Charlotte, NC. I discussed the scuppernong vs. muscadine topic with a friend of mine who has a muscadine vineyard for his winemaking hobby. Muscadine is a variety of grape (vitis rotund folia) that is a different species from the familiar European and American species. Scuppernong is a variety of muscadine like zinfandel or cabernet is a variety of the European grapes. They are very large and very sweet and grow in the South. Duplin and Biltmore Estates wineries produce most of the muscadine wine in the South. In the fall it is almost intoxicating to run on the trails around here when the wild muscadine are ripe. -Jack Spanner ('70) ~ Charlotte - Where it is 89, 73% humidity and it feels like 95. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Vicki Owens ('72) To: Monique Mangold Beaucour ('80), Joyce Stinsman Komac ('68), Diane Carpenter Kipp ('72) I agree with Monique's assessment on languages. Most Ugandans know at least three or four, starting with their mother tongue (any of the 50+ languages in their Oregon- sized country) and English (the national language). Which brings me to a little known fact ..... What do you call a person who speaks three or more languages? Correct answer is "a polyglot". What do you call a person who speaks two languages? Correct answer is "bilingual". What do you call a person who speaks one language? Correct answer is "an American". Ouch! -Vicki Owens ('72) ~ Orlando, Florida, for a week of sauna weather. *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/11/03 Dateline: Richland ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff today: Mary Triem ('47), Mike Clowes ('54) John Northover ('59), Jay Siegel ('61) David Rivers ('65), Monique Mangold ('80) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rex Hunt ('53WB) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Larry Christenson ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Janice Johns Burian Johns ('61) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mary Triem Mowery ('47) To: Ann Thompson ('49) Re: Mail Failure Again today, your e-mail "bounced" on me, so thought I would try to reach you through the Sandstorm. I was replying to a message from you, so it is odd!!! PS: This isn't the first time. Bomber Cheers, -Mary Triem Mowery, a '47 Bomber ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) Just want to take this time to wish fellow-classmate, Larry Christenson ('54), a Happy Birthday. Two straight years in Wheeler's home room is enough to head for the Uptown Tavern. To: Tom McGuire ('54) Do get well soon, Tom; looking forward to seeing you next year. Re: Absence of Foreign Languages Think it is part of the British heritage. It is a real fun thing to listen to an Englishman trying to speak a language other than his own*. Not too bad with the German, but anything else falls completely apart, especially Spanish. The Brits do try to pronounce the words as spelt, and "j"s are pronounced as "j" and not with the softer "h" sound. And to hear the pronunciation of "Don Quixote" makes one wonder whom they are speaking of. I do agree, however, that we start teaching foreign languages far too late. Bomber Cheers, -Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) ~ It has returned to being sunny and warm here in Albany, OR * -- ["Into the face of the young man who sat on the terrace of the Hotel Magnifique at Cannes there had crept a look of furtive shame, the shifty, hangdog look which announces that an Englishman is about to talk French."-- PG Wodehouse, `The Luck of the Bodkins` -Ed.] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: John Northover ('59) Re: Forty-Years-Married I think that the following couples have attained the 40-year mark (all are Class of '59 unless otherwise noted): Ned Barker & Sue Birge Rick Johnson & Judy Morrill Dick Nelson & Laurel Gullickson Judy Agen & Lary Azure ('58???) Linda Bowman and Jim Warren [should be close] Tom Beaulieu & Janet Wilgus Judy Cox and Jim Wendland ('58) Marianna Ferney & Geroge Stephens ('58) Ken Free & Judy Powell ('61) Irene Kraus & Bill Rittenhouse Lorna Lee & Jerry Mikkelsen {???) Edith Myer & John Poole Karl Mundt & LaVada Draper ('62) Judy Rees & Key Ryan ('58) Roger Sharp & Virginia Potter ('60) John Hall ('60) & Connie Madron ('60) Yours in Matrimonial Moonshine, Juan the Puka Leading Scientist at the Institute for the Feeble Mindless -John Northover ('59) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jay Siegel ('61) Re: "Down South" After spending over 20 years "down East" in North Carolina, there are many foods that I miss including "Scuppernongs". Persimmons off the tree after the first frost, pawpaws like warm custard in August. Field corn with kernels fat and sweet. Crab stuffed flounder and hush puppies. The list goes on. But as I walked outside this morning to get the paper, I could breath the air instead of "drinking" it. The sky wasn't "Carolina Blue", but it was "Seattle Blue". Maybe it is because we are further north or maybe just because it's "Home", but the sky is bluer. I miss a lot from "down East", but it isn't home. And Home is where the heart is! Clear, blue skies, and warm, gentle breezes. -Jay Siegel ('61) ~ Poulsbo, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: David Rivers ('65) Re: What's going on OK. I don't wanna appear like a muck-raker, a yellow journalist, a rumor monger ..... but I've been noticing this secret code going on between Jeffery Michael ('65) and Zorba Manolopoulos ('91). To begin with, Jeff, she is too young for you -- look in the mirror, Son -- you are 56 or 57! I know, it's a shock; but, somebody has to tell you and bring you back to the real world. Also, you live in San Diego. San Diego does not have beaches. That is a toxic waste dump out there. That stuff floating is coming from Tijuana -- it is not a natural occurrence (well it is natural to the extent that if ya dump it into the ocean some of it will sink and some of it will float). Do not -- I repeat, DO NOT -- attempt to swim in there; 68 degrees or not! Now, I am glad you and your secret code partner alerted me to the alumni something or other. I went to the site and signed up. If it has Bomber on it -- I sign up! Now, Jeff, if you are serious about this girl, step right up and tell her so; in fact, just give her a call. I think the number is BEachwood 4-5789. You can call her up and have a date -- any ol' time -- but first, ask her father. I think he may have graduated near the same time we did. Just think of it, you can have a dad pal and a girlfriend. Hey, I know. You don't have to thank me; just lookin' out for my little buddy; just like in grade school! -David Rivers ('65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Monique Mangold Beaucour ('80) It's understandable that American people are not fond of learning a foreign language. You just do not need it (except Spanish for business with Central or South America maybe). You can travel for miles and not find anybody speaking anything else than English! In Europe countries are small and, like France, surrounded by countries not speaking the language and now with the European construction and the borders disappearing we need a common language. Since English is already used in business and technical fields it is naturally used universally (some people do not agree of course). Anyway, we appreciate all the efforts you make to speak a few of our languages -- and I particularly understand when you tell about speaking loudly -- or otherwise speaking slowly enough that your accent wouldn't interfere with our understanding! -Monique Mangold Beaucour ('80) ~ getting ready to leave for a tour of Scotland where the accent is just terrrrrrrrrrrrrible! *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/12/03 Dateline: Richland ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff today: John Browne, Jr. ('61), David Rivers ('65) Zorba Manolopoulos ('91) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jan Bollinger Persons ('60) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: John Browne, Jr. ('61) Re: Birthday notice for Janice Burian Johns ('62?) I noticed a ? after "Janice Burian Johns" ..... if those last names are transposed and it's Janice Johns, she's one of us (Class of '61). (Oops! ..... am I back in 'Sandstorm copy' mode? That was, let's see, 45 years ago -- sheesh!) Hey, Maren -- loved the PG Wodehouse quote! ^..^ JHBrowne, Jr. -John Browne, Jr. ('61) ~ Vashon Island, Wa ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: David Rivers ('65) Re: Think I'm stupude! To: Jeffery Michael ('65) Ahhhhhhhhh ha ha ha. Joke's on you and Zorba ('91), Jeff. I KNEW Zorba was a guy ..... I see movies, ya know. I mean it wasn't called "Zorba the girl Greek". Oh gaaaaaaaaaaaaaawd ..... I may never write into the Sandsorm again!!!!!!!!!!! -David Rivers ('65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Zorba Manolopoulos ('91) To: Jeff Michael ('65) I do love the stats and I will continue producing mind-blowing information and data crunching. :) To: David Rivers ('65) I must say I am not right for Jeff either as I am married. I must also confess that even if I was unmarried, I would have to say that it still wouldn't work out. Not because of age, not because of interest. But I am a man. I take it that matchmaking is not your best skill? Zorba (all male since '73) -Zorba Manolopoulos ('91) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/13/03 Dateline: Richland ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff today: Kay Mitchell ('52), Laura Dean Kirby ('55) Geoff Rothwell ('71) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lorin St. John ('55) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: John Northover ('59) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: (or 07/14(?)) Glen Rose ('58) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Terry Klute ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Kay Mitchell Coates ('52) To: John Northover ('59) Re: Forty-Year Marrieds You can add these Bombers to your forty-year married list; but, plus 10 more years, making them Golden Bombers! Jim Shipman ('51) and Roberta Adkins ('52) Jerry Molnaa ('52 and Shirley Pitman ('52) Dick Coates ('52) and Kay Mitchell ('52) -Kay Mitchell Coates ('52) ~ Valley, WA where it looks like a thunder storm is moving in this morning to cool us off from our near 100 degree weather yesterday. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Laura Dean Kirby Armstrong ('55) RE: Forty-Year Marrieds Jack Sinderson ('53) and Jan Nussbaum ('55 ) Charlie Bigelow ('54) and Shirley Strege ('54) Harold Kenitzer ('54) and Marla Loman ('55) Bob Welsh ('55) and Sandra Ferency ('55) Ted Neth ('55) and Billie Lee Lawell ('55) I think Jim Boyd ('55) and Sandra Atwater ('51) have 40 years. What about Harvey Chapman ('56) and Sally Foley ('56)? Anyone else? Do false starts count? What about woulda-beens? No chance for me! -Laura Dean Kirby Armstrong ('55) ~ from Central Illinois where the recent thunder and lightening storms have increased the size of the corn, and the temps over 90 send me camping at the lake. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Geoff Rothwell ('71) Hey, Does anyone have a Bomber jacket (medium?) with a mushroom cloud on the back for sale? Or know where I might be able to buy one. (I actually still have my letter, for managing, but didn't feel like buying a jacket at the time.) -Geoff Rothwell ('71) [Geoff -- now here I can help you out. What one does is to purchase a plain old letterman's jacket in your size. Then you visit an emblem store to obtain whatever emblems you want to have sewn on your jacket -- the emblems are made to order. Then when the emblems arrive you arrange to have them sewn on (normally by the emblem shop). When I got my jacket back in 1998 I needed three emblems: R- Cloud, $50; 3" 'Richland', $16; 3" 'Bombers', $15. It took about a month from the time I ordered them until they arrived and were sewn on the jacket (another 22 bucks). I bought my jacket at Dawson-Richards and my emblems from U.S. Linen (old Richland Laundry); I can send you a pic if you'd like. What I suggest is to buy your jacket in Palo Alto (the Stanford athletic department or a sporting goods store can help you find a store) and have somebody here in Richland take care of getting whatever emblems you need and UPS them to you -- Judy Willox ('61) is *really* good at this sort of thing. --Richard, Deputy Editor] *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/14/03 Dateline: Richland ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 9 Bombers sent stuff today: Betty Conner ('52) and Douglas Sansom ('52) Curt Donahue ('53), Marilyn Peddicord ('53) Mary Jones ('56), Sharon Rae Chapman ('57) Merrily Shirey for Mike Shirey ('60WB) Jeff Michael ('65), Larry Crouch ('71) Diane Carpenter ('72) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: (or 07/13(?)) Glen Rose ('58) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Thora Metcalf Ziegler ('59) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER LUNCHES 'n stuff (in order of appearance) 07/17 - '61 Ladies' Picnic/Pot Luck 07/18 - Girls of '54 07/18 & 19 - Classes of '73 and '83 Reunions More information: <> Click the lunch you want to know about. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Doug and Betty Conner Sansom ('52) To: John Northover ('59) Re: Forty-Year Marriages Add to your list: Douglas Sansom ('52) and Betty Conner ('52) -- 49 years this coming September 10. Still going strong!!! What a neat idea to list all of this! Maybe it will inspire the younger group. Thanks! -Doug and Betty Conner Sansom ('52) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Curt Donahue ('53) Mona and I celebrated our forty-eighth anniversary last April, thanks to her perseverance and the grace of God. -Curt Donahue ('53) ~ Federal Way, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Marilyn Peddicord Whitley ('53) Lee Whitley ('52) and I have been married 45 years. -Marilyn Peddicord Whitley ('53) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mary Jones Metcalf ('56) I'm smiling as I read the lists of those who are passing the 40-year married mark. There's something about staying in the Tri-Cities that encourages stick-to-it- iveness. Not that I'll ever make it. To do so, I'd have to find King Charming (no princes need apply) and it would be the year 2043 before that anniversary! I'm really writing to ask about parents. My dad came up in 1943 and spent the rest of his work life out in the areas. He and Mom (Robert and Deon Jones) passed their 68th anniversary April 17th of this year and are hoping to make the 70th in 2005. Any records out there that they need to break? -Mary Jones Metcalf ('56) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Sharon Rae Chapman McFall ('57) To: Laura Dean Kirby ('55) Re: Harvey Chapman ('56) and Sally Foley ('56) If my fingers are counting right, Harvey and Sally have been married 44 years. Who ever would have thunk it? The nicest thing Harvey ever did for me was give me this wonderful sister-in law whom I love dearly. She is every bit as nice as you all remember and so very dear to our family. -Sharon Rae Chapman McFall ('57) ~ Mesa, Arizona where there is no daylight savings time because we just couldn't handle an extra hour of sunshine in the evening before the sun goes down. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Merrily Shirey for Mike Shirey ('60WB) Re: Class of '60 Website Hello, We just discovered this page. Mike Shirey is my husband and is not able to write or type due to MS, and I am filling in this for him. He went to high school there [Col-Hi] (state champion gymnast '58 and '59), but graduated in Lima, Ohio after his father died in June of Mike's junior year. My name is Merrily and we have been married since Nov., 1994, and were unable to come to the 40th Reunion. Let us know if there is anything else you would like for the site. Thanks. -Merrily Shirey for Mike Shirey ('60WB) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jeff Michael ('65) Re: Sandy News To: David Rivers ('65) Zorba's a GIRL??!! Like, I thought of Zorba ..... like in Zorba the Greek. A MANLY kinda guy. Thanks for the enlightenment. Just don't go too far with that gender thing, though. To: Monique [Mangold Beaucour ('80)] (I'm pretty sure you must be a girl.) I gotta tell you, you can't hardly get anything done here in San Diego without you speak a bit of the local Hispanic dialect ..... and that's on OUR side of the border. In fact, according to the latest census numbers, we are ALL minorities here in California; no ethnic group is a majority. And Hispanic leads whites and blacks, and all the in-betweens! I'm wishing I'd done Spanish rather than German with Herr Vas-his-namen. Now, that all has nothing with my recent decision to move back to Richland ..... but maybe the flotsam David Rivers referred to has had some influence. Say, David; are there a sufficient number of Porta-Potties along the Columbia ..... and do the boys come out of the water to use them? Or has Wayne Newton so polluted your mind that your don't know? Thanks for covering my back, dude. Shotguns really scare me. DJ Jeff -Jeff Michael ('65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Larry Crouch ('71) Just got back from few days in Richland; was great, so slow and easy. Doing some parental tune ups on Mom and Dad. We had a blast. I got to see Rob French ('71) and his parents; and Doug Carlson ('71) and his parents. My wife Diana says it's pretty cool the way all my buddies stop and see all of our parents; Doug always stops and sees my mom and dad and Rob takes care of my parents with his super peaches and cherries. Seems any time one of my buddies is in town they come over and drop in on Mom and Dad; really makes their day. Keep that in mind when you guys go back home; stop in and say hi to your old buddies' parents; it's just like old times when they were forced to put up with you; they like to see and hear what you're up to. I'm pretty sure most of them thought we would all end up in prison or worse. Link to my home page: <> -Larry Crouch ('71) PS-- Doug says he has tried three times to get his email address on our class page. Any ideas I can pass along? ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Diane Carpenter Kipp ('72) Maren -- love the Wodehouse quote! -Diane Carpenter Kipp ('72) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/15/03 Dateline: Richland ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 19 Bombers sent stuff today: Kay Weir ('37), Anna May Wann ('49) Bob Harman ('51), Millie Finch ('54) Sharon Panther ('57), Glen Rose ('58) Vera Smith ('58), Bill Moyers ('60) Suzie Gunderson ('60), Richard Anderson ('60) Janice Johns ('61), Linda Woods ('61WB) Helen Cross ('62), Jean Armstrong ('64) Harvey Irby ('64), Patti Snider ('65) Debbie Elliott ('71), Lori Killand ('72) Kim Edgar ('79) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: (or 16th?) Barbara Isackson Rau ('58) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Kay Weir Fishback ('37) I've been reading about all the anniversaries and congratulations to all of you; but, I think we hold the record -- if we both make it to next January 2nd it will be 64 years. And when you pick the right guy (I did) [Lester ('34)], it's all been too short. -Kay Weir Fishback ('37) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Anna May Wann Thompson ('49) Im surprised the classes of the 1940s havent responded to the length of marriages. Ray ('47) and Marilyn Wallace ('47) Hultman come to mind immediately - young at heart but married many years. Mel ('48) and I were married 48 years before he passed away. Roy ('??) and Donna Evert ('??) Thompson, Carl ('47) and Jean Williamson ('49) Dreher. Come on you old guys, start listing your togetherness. Let these youngsters know they have a ways to go to catch up with us. Had a wonderful time at the Fife luncheon yesterday. Havent been in a while and what a crowd; wait until you see the pictures from the camera holders! -Anna May Wann Thompson ('49) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob Harman ('51) To: John Northover ('59) If you are compiling a list of "Golden Bombers" you may want to add us to your list: Bob ('51) and Barbara King ('53 Lion) Harman. We celebrated our 50th on the 19th of Feb. this year. Yes, she was still in high school and it caused quite a stir in Lionville. No, she wasn't pregnant but the officials thought she might know too much about sex, etc. Third graders know more now than we did. -Bob Harman ('51) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Millie Finch Gregg ('54) My husband Glynn and I celebrated our 48th last January and are looking forward to 50 -- and we will get married! We told our children we would finally make it legal. See ..... we eloped, therefore did not have a wedding, but we are going to renew our vows at our 50th. They just don't make 'em like they used to, plus the commitment is just not there anymore in marriages -- it is just too easy to jump ship -- and no one wants to work at it. I am very blessed through these years. Congratulations to all of you other Bombers -- it is something we can be proud of. Bomber cheers, -Millie Finch Gregg ('54) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Sharon Panther Taff ('57) Dave Taff ('56) and I have been married 44 years. He tells everyone it is 144 years but what can I say? -Sharon Panther Taff ('57) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Glen Rose ('58) Re: CLASS OF '58 LUNCHEON The July luncheon for the Class of '58 was held at the West Richland Golf Course on Sunday. Those in attendance were Fred Klute, Barbara Isakson Rau, Sue Garrison Pritchett, Jim Wendland, Glen and Carol Rose, Burt Pierard ('59). We had some good food and good conversation and hope that more of our classmates will attend in August. -Glen Rose ('58) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Vera Smith Robbins ('58) I went to the Fife Luncheon on July 14th for the first time. What a great group and such a warm welcome I received. Lots of new faces (to me) and some I recognized plus lots of friendly conversation. Keep up the good work Bombers; you have a great group there and I hope to be able to come to your next luncheon. -Vera Smith Robbins ('58) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bill Moyers ('60) Re: Married 40 years Anne Collins ('60) and Bill Moyers ('60) celebrated their 40th anniversary yesterday, on the STP (Seattle-to- Portland) bicycle ride. Great way to commemorate the occasion. -Bill Moyers ('60) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Suzie Gunderson Chiles ('60) I decided to add our names to the bunch. Bob Chiles ('58) and I ('60) were married in 1959 just before Bob was sent to Korea (Army). I stayed home and graduated, and we are going to celebrate our 44th anniversary in December ..... "God willing, and the river don't rise." To: Larry Crouch ('71) Great family pictures! You must be very proud of your new baby, just like Greg. Bomber Cheers, -Suzie Gunderson Chiles ('60) ~ in Omak, WA where the sun is just as HOT as I remember it being in Richland, but without the wind. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Richard Anderson ('60) Re: Long-lasting marriages Bomber Parents: Bill and Vivian Goslin -- 64 years Bomber Parents and Grandparents: Carl and Frances Frick -- 62 years Toivo and Laurel Piippo -- 50 years -Richard Anderson ('60) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Janice Johns Burian ('61) Hello, I noticed in the Sandstorm, July 12th, I believe, that someone was confused about my name; well, the name is Janice Johns Burian ('61). Hope this helps. -Janice Johns Burian ('61) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda Woods ('61WB) Another long marriage to add to the Richland list. My parents Kelly and Lydia Woods (still living in their own home in Salem, Oregon) have been married 68 years. -Linda Woods ('61WB) ~ Spokane ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) Re: Marriage records to break I'd check with Nancy Riggs Lawrence ('51), as I know her parents Larry and Lorraine Riggs came to Richland in l943 with her in tow, and that they are still married, so that is at least 60 years. Am I correct, Nancy? Warren and I are just getting into our last week hurry and get things done before our trip out west. We leave early Saturday to head out to Colorado to visit friends in Keystone and to spend three weeks cooking for a Methodist youth camp, then hurry to Idaho to see our 26 year old son at Priest Lake, and our families in good ol' Washington, and then hurry back for the Washington State- Noltre Dame game September 6. (Sorry I can never spell that right. Must come from absolutely not being able to understand French.) ["Notre Dame" --Ed.] Oh, I almost forgot a most important thing I get to do while I'm on this trip. I'll fly out for our annual Cross reunion at Rooster Rock, Oregon on August 8 where I'll get to visit with my cousins and aunts, etc. and, hopefully, my brother Roy. I "talk" with my girlfriend in England every few days via email and we must have their rain. She says it's hot and dry there, where we still have green grass due to the horrendous rains we've been having. It's gone maybe two days without pouring down rain. My "biker" husband is celebrating another victory. He, along with 800 others, rode across the state of Indiana this past Saturday from Illinois to Richmond, Indiana on HW 40. They call it RAIN. Then he kept going south towards our house so he could ride 200 miles in one day. Well, he made the 200 miles and I still had to go get him an hour north of our house. He could hardly walk yesterday and I have no sympathy for him, as I told him he is just showing off. But it is an effective way to lose weight and they did have a perfect day to ride with low humidity, light wind, sunshine with a few clouds, and temperatures that never got above the low 80's. Looking forward to enjoying being "out West" again. -Helen Cross Kirk ('62) ~ back home in Indiana where the little lake looks lovely with all this rain and the fish are jumping. Fortunately we have no cotton to be "high". The rest of the song doesn't fit very well either, except my mom as a younger woman was very good looking, but she looks pretty much like most 80 year olds now. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jean Armstrong Reynolds ('64) I've been hanging out in Richland and enjoying the cool weather waiting for my daughter, Kelly Franklin Nicholson ('84), to deliver my granddaughter, Emily Jean. She is due the 14th of August, but we are hoping for an early arrival. My husband got two days off from Lakeview, Oregon, so he flew the Travelair up for a visit. We spent some time walking along the Columbia River in Howard Amon Park. It's such a beautiful park and filled with so many people enjoying it. They also had a "concert" in the fingernail with the steel drums. It was quite enjoyable. I looked for the mulberry tree that used to be down by the river, but I couldn't find it. Was it behind the Shilo Inn? I thought it was right by the dock, but I was not sure. We also drove down to Columbia Park and saw the playground that was built a few years ago. The aquatic part was really nice. The kids were having so much fun that I wanted to join them. Richland has changed, but is still the same. It's nice to come "home" and go back to being safer and comfortable and being around my friends again. I haven't seen everyone that I want to see yet, but I hope to before I leave to go to Billings, Montana. My brothers and I got together with a bunch of old friends and I will send in a picture that was taken at the house. It was a bunch of Bombers with spouses. There were Myrna Bolin Turner ('61/'62) and hubby Jim, Treva Bolin Jensen ('65) and hubby Bob, Judy Willox Hodge ('61) and hubby James, Mercedes (Deedee) Willox Loiseau ('64) and hubby Armand, Barbara ('60) and Larry ('64) Holloway, my brother John (Jack) Armstrong ('60) and wife Louise, my other brother James (Ron) Armstrong ('61), Mary Massey Horsey ('64) and Corey Waite ('72 (I think)), Kelly Franklin Nicholson ('84) and hubby Jason Nicholson ('93?) and Koby (2018), and of course the organizer, me. Old Bomber friends are never forgotten. I have misplaced one or two, but I have been lucky enough to find then after many years. -Jean Armstrong Reynolds ('64) ~ Richland, WA where the weather is a cool 89 compared to Goodyear, AZ where it is 114. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Harvey Irby ('64) Had fun at the Bomber luncheon Saturday. A pleasant surprise was the presence of Brad Upton. Went to see him at the Excalibur Hotel last night and had a great time. Thanks Brad, great show. -Harvey Irby ('64) ~ Las Vegas (Looks like it'll get to 115 again today) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patti Snider Miller ('65) I saw an alumnus looking for 1960's sunglasses at Albertsons today! He was all dressed up for the occasion. He is rather a conservative guy ..... I hope if you went to GESA (50th anniversary) today you got a look at none other than Roger Fishback ('62). Way to go Roger! Who knows, he might be in his 50th anniversary mode all week. Check it out. To: Jeff Michael ('65) It's never to late to learn Spanish! -Patti Snider Miller ('65) ~ in Richland where it is 89 degrees at 8:20 p.m., it's really nice out and I am on my way for a walk. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Debbie Elliott Iniguez ('71) To: Ruth Russell ('71) Hi Ruth! Yes, I remember you fondly! I also drew horses in art class and other times, too. But I was always envious because my drawings were never as great as yours! I visited your website <> and enjoyed seeing your beautiful artwork. I haven't drawn anything for years -- two kids take up so much of my time! I'm sure you understand that! Keep up the wonderful work you are doing -- I am still envious of your talent. Sorry to hear of your problems with lupus but I am so glad you are still drawing! Sincerely, -Debbie Elliott Iniguez ('71) ~ Brisbane (near San Francisco) California where we are currently having a warm spell. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Lori Killand Whelan ('72) I just wanted to add my parents to the list of lasting marriages. Wayne ('48) and Joanne Jerman ('49WB) Killand celebrated their 52nd anniversary in March. -Lori Killand Whelan ('72) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Kim Edgar Leeming ('79) To: Laura Dean Kirby Armstrong ('55) I believe Linda Anderson ('61) and Galen Walley ('57) are in the married for forty-something-years category as well. -Kim Edgar Leeming ('79) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/16/03 Dateline: Richland ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 11 Bombers sent stuff today: Nancy Riggs ('51), Pat Badger ('53) Linda Sommers ('57), Glen Rose ('58) Tim Smyth ('62), Dena Evans ('64) Tedd Cadd ('66), Lori Simpson ('70) Lynn Noble ('72), Carol Boyd ('72WB) Larry Davis ('80) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: (or 15th?) Barbara Isackson Rau ('58) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Margo Compton Lacarde ('60) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Nancy Riggs Lawrence ('51) Re: Marriage records to break [Yesterday, Helen Cross Kirk ('62) wrote:] "I'd check with Nancy Riggs Lawrence ('51), as I know her parents Larry and Lorraine Riggs came to Richland in l943 with her in tow, and that they are still married, so that is at least 60 years. Am I correct, Nancy?" You are so right except it's 70 years!! -Nancy Riggs Lawrence ('51) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Pat Badger Keller ('53) To: Bombers past, present, and future Just read all the entries and would like to let you know that Gene ('50) and Pat Badger ('53) Keller will celebrate their 50th anniversary on July 24th. I believe this is not only a milestone but also a miracle. Having lived through the early Hanford and World War II upheaval we thought all towns were like Richland. Not so; it has taken some 50 years of life to realize how very unique our experiences were. We shared lives and forged bonds of friendship that have lasted a lifetime. Gene and I were married in the old Grange Hall which had become the Richland Lutheran Church. It was white with a large steeple and a bell that rang loud and clear. It has been replaced by a beautiful new sanctuary, as have all the churches in Richland. I think this says something about the kind of people who came and stayed. I hope the spirit always endures. -Pat Badger Keller ('53) PS--Gene goes to the YMCA every day and shoots baskets -- once a Bomber, always a Bomber. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda Sommers Evanson ('57) Greeting all of you super Bombers! Gerry and I have been married 41 years, working on 42. We were married during semester break at PLU. I was a rich new teacher and Gerry was still working on his degree. Gerry says that we have been married 41 years or "forever". To: Kim Edgar Leeming ('79) Galen Walley is the Class of '57. -Linda Sommers Evanson ('57) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Glen Rose ('58) Happy Birthday to Barbara Isakson Rau ('58)! Thanks for all the work you have done keeping the Class of '58 luncheon going and the effort you have put into our upcoming 45 year reunion. Thanks also for the help you gave Carol and me when our old truck quit on us! -Glen Rose ('58) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Tim Smyth ('62) To: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) Helen, my dear Spalding, Carmichael, and Col-Hi classmate; and more recently my Vermont dinner friend, you WILL know how to spell NOTRE DAME after the WSU-Notre Dame game, but you MAY want to forget how to spell it! -Tim Smyth ('62) ~ Hudson Falls, NY ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dena Evans Harr ('64) I had the opportunity to spend a few days with Deedee Willox Louiseau ('64) and her husband Armand. During those few days I had the pleasure to see how much Richland had changed in 39 years. What a difference. I got lost so many times; it had changed soooo much. I am so happy that it is still growing. I went to Pendleton to visit my family gravesite, and so little had changed, except the downtown area did not have the stores and shops that it used to have. This proves to me that Richland is still thriving. Sometimes it is not good to go back and reminisce. Most of the houses I lived in in Pendleton are gone or dilapidated. The house on Douglas looks great. I read the Sandstorm daily and enjoy it tremendously. Maren, you are doing a wonderful job, and don't leave this out of my email. Wish that I could have met you while I was there, but not enough time. Next year at our 40th, and I can hardly wait. Judy and James [Hodge], thanks for the great BBQ. It was nice seeing some faces from the past ..... you know who you are. My son Zack had a good time with PJ, and hopefully Zack is going to become a Bomber next year; well, at least his senior year. Thanks again Deedee, Armand, Judy, James, and PJ. It was great! -Dena Evans Harr ('64) ~ From "lovely" downtown Pittsburg, California where it is hotter than #@&% at 12:30am. Probably still in the high 80s. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Tedd Cadd ('66) While Pam ('66) and I have 5.5 years to go to reach 40, I have no doubt we'll get there. Pam's parents, Wally and Barbara Hunt, made it to almost 63 before Wally died last year. To: Mary Jones Metcalf ('56) Wow! Your parents are something else! That's wonderful! As to records, I heard a couple on the Focus on the Family broadcast a couple of years ago who had celebrated their 80th anniversary. It was a Valentine's Day edition and they played back people who called in to talk about their sweetheart. This couple was in an assisted living facility, had their faculties at 101 for her and 103 for him as I recall. They quoted their favorite Bible verse together and sang a little song. It was amazing! I hope your parents can reach that milestone in similar good condition. -Tedd Cadd ('66) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Lori Simpson Hogan ('70) Hi, I'm adding to the long lasting marriages. My in- laws, Bob and Elly Hogan, just celebrated their 58th anniversary in June 2003, and my parents, Bernie ('46) and Ethel Simpson, will also be celebrating their 58th anniversary in November of 2003. Way to go parents! Love from two of your children: Mike and Lori Simpson Hogan (both '70). -Lori Simpson Hogan ('70) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Lynn Noble Paden ('72) Many friends of the "Noble kids" affectionately remember our parents as Betty and MR. In September, Betty and MR Noble will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary and MR will celebrate his 89th birthday. We are truly blessed to still have them in good health. -Lynn Noble Paden ('72) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Carol Boyd Breckenfeld ('72WB) I'm adding my parents to the list of long lasting marriages. LaVerne and Dwane Boyd have been married for 54 years as of last December 4th. I was one of those lucky kids who never heard their parents fight. -Carol Boyd Breckenfeld ('72WB) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Larry Davis ('80) To: Lori Killand Whelan ('72), Karen Davis Scheffer ('76), and all the other Davises and Friends Well, I really do have a "misfit" brother, Gary Davis ('77) and a Sweet-New-Sister-N-Law, Karen Whitney Maltos "Davis" ('76) who got married Tuesday. They went to the Hitching Post in Idaho and got hitched. I don't believe they told anyone (definitely not family) and they are now back in the Tri-Cities. Should any of you see the "misfits" please congratulate them ..... they'll be surprised. Mom, Kathy Hudson Williamson ('54), was sure surprised when she saw them in Idaho and had to guess as to why they were there (this was soon AFTER the wedding). I think we all knew it was going to happen but no one knew for sure when. Now we know! Congrats, Big Brother and Sister! -Larry Davis ('80) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/17/03 Dateline: Richland ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 14 Bombers and 2 funeral notices today: Dick McCoy ('45, '46, '02), Joan Eckert ('51) Glen Rose ('58), Patti Mathis ('60) Pam Swain ('61), Betty Neal ('62) Linda Reining ('64), Jeff Michael ('65) Glenda Gray ('66WB), Vic Marshall ('71) Paula Moberg ('73), Mike Davis ('74) Tami Lyons ('76), Zorba Manolopoulos ('91) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Denny Lytle ('66) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dick McCoy ('45, '46, '02) To: ol' buddies Bernie ('46) and Ethel Simpson Congrats to both for your 58th. Jeez, we won't celebrate our 50th till next year, June 12! To: Anna May Wann Thompson ('49) You are right about the old timers having over 50. I can think of several more: John ('46) and Pat Heisner ('51) Frank; Chalky ('45) and Sue Conway; John and Pat Larrabee ('45) Kohler; and maybe her bro Chuck ('47) and Lael Webber ('52) Larrabee. -Dick McCoy ('45, '46, '02) Bronc, Beaver, Bomber ~ from the desert paradise of Camano Island, WA where it hasn't rained in over six weeks. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Joan Eckert Sullens ('51) Think we have the record for wedding anniversaries! We -- Mel and Joan Eckert ('51) Sullens -- celebrate two of them each year. Married by Justice of the Peace in June, 1952; and in the church, September, 1952. We're coming up on our 102nd anniversary! -Joan Eckert Sullens ('51) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Glen Rose ('58) Re: July Class of '58 Lunch Pictures All Bomber Lunches website -Glen Rose ('58) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patti Mathis Wheeler ('60) Speaking of long marriages, my parents have been married 64 years. So they are parents and grandparents of Bombers. In two years they will be the great-grandparents of a Bomber. How time flies! -Patti Mathis Wheeler ('60) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Pam Swain Johnson ('61) Somebody needs to add up total years married -- should be about a million years. My own parents have reached 62 years. Me, 35 and that's on a second marriage; and, my brother is on number four -- marriage, that is. Would be interested to know if the years married is just time served or, better yet, what kind of advice these long-timers could pass on. -Pam Swain Johnson ('61) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Betty Neal Brinkman ('62) I'd like to put the marriage of Loris and Aline Brinkman on the list of long lasting marriages. This past month they celebrated their 65th anniversary. -Betty Neal Brinkman ('62) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda Reining ('64) To: Lynn Noble Paden ('72) Re: parents' long marriage WOW! That is so cool that your mom and dad have been married for 65 years; they were, and are, great folks -- always envied all the Noble kids for the loving family they had. Your dad doesn't look old enough to be turning 89! I saw your folks last summer and I would still know them anywhere -- they haven't aged at all. Their hair is grayer, but their faces were still the same --your mom had very few wrinkles and your dad was the same as I have always remembered him. -Linda Reining ('64) ~ Bakersfield, CA where the thermometer is threatening to reach 108 in the next few days! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jeff Michael ('65) Re: Wedded Time Spans Col-Hi Alums, My mom and dad, Charles and Betty Michael, had been married 59 1/2 years when Mom passed away last month. Dad still lives at 1320 Cedar -- since 1949 -- but didn't send out the cleaning. As for me, I've been married since 1968 and am still married to wife number three. Guess that's a different competition category. DJ Jeff -Jeff Michael ('65) ~ in sunny San Diego for a while yet ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Glenda Gray ('66WB) Hi, I had to put my two cents worth in about marriages. My folks, George and Dorothy Gray, celebrated year 64 on June 20th! He's 85 and she's 82, in relatively good health, still living on their own in Lacey, Washington! We're looking forward to celebrating 65 next year! -Glenda Gray ('66WB) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Vic Marshall ('71) I don't recall seeing a posting in the Sandstorm to note the passing of Larry Chafin ('71). He was a heck of a character and a great ballplayer. He lived in the Tri- Cities all his life. Maybe I missed it; but, regardless, peace to Larry and his family. -Vic Marshall ('71) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Paula Moberg Bigelow ('73) Re: Class of '73 Reunion I'm looking forward to some "Desert Sun and Water Fun" this weekend while attending the Class of '73 30 year reunion. Anyone else bringing a boat? Third island anyone? -Paula Moberg Bigelow ('73) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Davis ('74) Re: Long Marriages Fred and Wilma Flintstone, and Barney and Betty Rumble have been married since the Stone Age! We can all learn from them! To: Karen Whitney Maltos ('76) Karen, you don't know me, but I heard you just got married! Do you know that: 1. Larry Davis is now your brother-in-law. 2. Paul Davis is now your father-in-law. 3. Gary Davis is now your husband! One question: What the hell were you thinkin'? -M Davis ('74) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Tami Lyons Zirians ('76) I am excited to be traveling to Richland this weekend to witness my good friend Galen Irby's (also Class of '76) oldest daughter, Erin Irby, compete in the Miss Tri- Cities pageant. Are there any other Bombers who will be competing for this title? Also I just wanted to wish Bob and Elly Hogan a happy 58th wedding anniversary! Would any of the graduates of '76 (et al.) be up for meeting at the Towne Crier Saturday night? I would love to meet up and see some old familiar faces. -Tami Lyons Zirians ('76) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Zorba Manolopoulos ('91) Re: All-Bomber Database -- RHSSF.ORG Re: Class of 1969 Information I have been requested by the 1969 webmaster (Gordon McMaster) to remove information about 1969 classmates from the RHSSF.ORG RHS Alumni online directory. The information to be removed is the information that was copied from the 1969 website to start the online database. I will be leaving only those 1969 Alumni who have passed away and those who have already made their own accounts. The rest of the information that is not otherwise available or owned will be deleted. If you wish to have your information deleted, please email me. If you wish to have an account, please go to <> to sign up. If there are other webmasters who feel the same way, please email me. -Zorba Manolopoulos ('91) <> ******************************************** ******************************************** Funeral Notices scanned from the TCHerald by Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) >>Alfred Johnson ('52) ~ 1931 - 6/24/03 >>Larry Chafin ('71) ~ 4/27/52 - 7/5/03 *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/18/03 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Tom Hughes ('56), Helen Cross ('62) Greg Alley ('73), Rob Hausenbuiller ('93) ******************************************** ******************************************** REUNIONS TODAY, 7/18/03 to 7/20/03 Classes of '73 and '83 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Tom Hughes ('56) Re: July Puget Sound Lunch in Fife, WA All Bomber Lunches website There were several wonderful surprises at this month's lunch. Most of the regulars, a number of returning faces and several new ones. A total of 25 Bombers and Bomber Family. Shirley Davis Lawrence-Berrey ('56) made it all the way from West Virginia to join us. Lois Clayton Colton ('72) made it all the way from Hawaii and brought her Mother Doris Clayton, the wife of Mr. Aubrey Clayton (RIP) that I am sure many of you remember from Carmichael. She also had her son, Isaac Colton along for the visit. Vera Smith Robbins ('58) finally found us after searching all over western Washington. She claims it was bad directions. Dave Hanthorn ('63) made his first lunch and we were very happy to see him. Kitty Ramsey ('61) also made her first lunch and we hope to see her more often. Judy Willox Hodge ('61) made the trip over from Richland for her second visit. Many others that had not been around for a while made return visits. These included Charlotte Dossett Holden ('51), Ann Thompson, aka Anna May Wann ('49), Carol Black Foster ('48), Tom Hoffman ('47 & '48), Max Sutton ('57) and Gayle Dunn Sutton ('62), Alan Stephens ('66) and Alan's wife Nina. Regulars John ('66) and Marilee Zimmer, Larry Mattingly ('60), Irl French ('51), Jim McDougal ('57), Patti Jones Ahrens ('60), Agnes Hughes, Jessica Blessing and Tom Hughes were also in attendance. Three hours went by in a big hurry and I really enjoyed talking to everyone. Mrs. Clayton and I talked a bit about Mr. Clayton and some of the stories that he used to tell. My immediate remembrance of Mr. Clayton's Ham Radio call sign when Mrs. Clayton introduced herself came out of nowhere, I had not thought of that for years (W7PTH, Poor Tired Ham). Also his stories about when the Aircraft Carrier Lexington went down in the Coral Sea and he had to abandon ship. Memories that just pop to the surface after all of these years. Seeing Shirley Davis after all of these years was just wonderful. Neither of us has changed at all, at least Shirley hasn't. Still the lovely girl I remember from my school days. There is so much more to tell but I have to get this into the e-mail and the best way for anyone to enjoy these get togethers is to attend one of them. If Shirley can make it from West Virginia and Lois can make it from Hawaii and others can make it from Richland I am sure all of you Bombers in the Puget Sound area can make it to Fife and others can make it to the lunches in the area near you. The personal rewards are really great. My wife and grand daughter, who are not even Bombers, have made some very lasting friendships and enjoy their visits very much. They have met a lot of very nice people who are Richland Bombers and carry the pride and spirit attached to that. I have included three Group photos in order to get everyone that was there. With the coming and going not everyone was there at once. I hope people can get a feeling of the spirit of the group from the photos that I submit each month. See you all at a Bomber Lunch -Tom Hughes ('56) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) Re: Long Marriages As I've read the surprisingly long list of long marriages, I think Larry and Lorraine Riggs are at the top with 70 years of marriage!! My congratulations to them all. We must not be in with the national statistics on length of marriages. Re: Request I'd like to ask that you keep my cousin, Allan Cross ('59) in your prayers, as he is being transferred to a hospital in Spokane with a severe heart blockage. I'd like to wish him Happy Birthday for July 30, as I will be traveling then. And also a word of remembrance for his sister, my dear cousin, Mary Jane Cross ('68RIP) who was born on August 5, l950. -Helen Cross Kirk ('62) ~ The weather has been so great around here lately. After the severe thunderstorms, the humidity and the temperatures have been low with blue skies and sunshine. I see on the TV we face hot temperatures and forest fires in Colorado!! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Greg Alley ('73) To: Mike Davis ('74) I knew you had to pipe in on the marriage thing. I think Ward and June Cleaver are still together on the TVLand channel. My parents have made it past 50 years and with 9 kids I think there sanity is somewhat intact. Re: '73's 30-year Reunion I am psyched for our 30-year class reunion this weekend. Come on down to the Uptown tavern for Friday night pre-game activities. Be there or be square or some other saying from our high school days. -Greg Alley ('73) ~ in the hotbox known as the A-cities hoping for one cool day or one downpour to bring some green to the brown. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Rob Hausenbuiller ('93) I would just like to say congrats to all the long marriages represented in the Alumni Sandstorm. I hope that one day I can claim the same. My wife and I are about to celebrate our fourth on Saturday. Have had some good times and we've had our share of bad times. Heres to many more :) -Rob Hausenbuiller ('93) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/19/03 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 13 Bombers sent stuff: Dick McCoy ('45), Dick Harris ('49) Shirley Watts ('49), Daisy Clark ('54) Marilynn Working ('54), MaryMike Hartnett ('61) Helen Cross ('62), Deedee Willox ('64) Jean Armstrong ('64), Lloyd Swain ('66) Marcia Wade ('67), Mike Davis ('74) Karen Davis ('76) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER LUNCHES 'n stuff (in order of appearance) TODAY - NCW Bomber Lunch in Wenatchee 07/20 - So. California More information: Click the lunch you want to know about. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dick McCoy ('45) Re: Anniversaries Jeez, as long as we are talking about parents, mine were married in 1920. How long ago was that? (I flunked math.) -Dick McCoy, from the Tin Can class of '45. Still dry as a bone on rainy ol' Camano Island, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dick Harris ('49) Re: We have returned! Bonnie and I have just returned from a two week trip to London, Norway, and Sweden. We had our daughter and son-in-law, Leslie and Mark Hester, from Spokane with us and our son, Scott, from Dallas. This trip was an early celebration of our 50th Wedding Anniversary, which doesn't actually come until September 12th. Our son works for American Airlines and I recommend that every family have an airline employee in it! Bonnie has Norwegian and Swedish heritage, so this trip has been anticipated by her for a long time. When she agreed to accompany me to Russia last year, I promised to take her to Scandinavia, this year. So, it was pay back time! Both countries are beautiful and have their own uniqueness! We took the "Norway in a Nutshell," tour that goes from Oslo to Myrval by train, then down a steep grade in a special train with 6 braking systems to Flam, on a fjord. There we boarded a ferry and followed the fjord to Gudvangen, where we boarded a bus to wind back up to the cross-country rail line at Voss and rode on to Bergen. We were blessed with excellent weather the whole time and we understand Bergen is known for wet weather. I trust all Bombers know who developed the first automobile in Norway? It was Henry Fjord! The scenery in Norway is magnificent with thousands of waterfalls, tunnels, steep mountains, etc. Some of the inlets in British Columbia have similar scenery, but the number of waterfalls in Norway is amazing! We drove back across the country and to the town of Skien, where Bonnie's grandparents lived, before emigrating to America. There is wonderful opportunity to take the Telemark Canal trip through 18 locks from Skien, but we didn't have the time to do this, so took a day trip through one lock system and into the fjord that leads to the sea. The people we met in Norway and Sweden are wonderfully hospitable and friendly. We enjoyed visiting the Resistance Museum in Oslo and learning more of the demolition of the heavy water facility by resistance forces. This was probably the crucial action that kept Hitler from getting the atomic bomb, before we did! The Nordic museums and Viking Boat museums were awesome, too! We took the train to Stockholm, where we had a great hotel near the train station. Last Sunday, a friend from Uppsala came to pick up Bonnie and me and take us to see her city. We visited the University, the Lutheran Cathedral, which is the State Church for Sweden and the some of the ancient mounds that have contained Viking heritage. Uppsala University Hospital has been doing some cutting edge work on dementia and Alzheimer's Disease, in particular. Since we have had family members afflicted with this terrible disease in both of our families, plus friends, we are most interested in this effort! When this lady was Rotary International District Governor for her district in Sweden and a portion of Russia, that includes Moscow and surrounding area, I worked with her, as we our Rotary Club in Wenatchee has a matched club relationship with one in Troitsk, near Moscow. We had been home from a month in Australia for just a week, when we left for this trip, so needless to say, there is a lot of catching-up to do! We'll look forward to seeing several Bombers at the regional get-together today in Wenatchee! Bomber regards! -Dick Harris ('49) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Shirley Watts James ('49) Gosh, it sounds like my marriage might be the youngster on the block. Dick and I have been married 46 years this November. Of course I didn't marry until I was 26; I was too busy traveling through South America and having a heck of good time before marriage--and a great time after. We've lived an exciting life. -Shirley Watts James ('49) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Daisy Clark Smith ('54) Re: Las Vegas Mini Reunion It was so nice to see everyone again at our reunion. Thank you so much Robbie Hill Karcher ('49) for keeping our group together. To: Brad Upton ('74) Duke ('50) and I were so glad to meet you at the reunion. We want to thank you for your generous offer of tickets for your show at the Excalibur. You will be returning to "Catch a Rising Star" soon, won't you? I read the L V Review Journal article that you mentioned. My! My! I have the link if you would like to send it to about 500 of your closest BOMBER friends. -Daisy Clark Smith, Columbia High School BOMBER '54 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Marilynn Working Highstreet ('54) Re: New Great-grandson Want to send a great big CONGRATS to classmate Millie Finch Gregg ('54) and husband Glynn Gregg on the birth of their FIRST great grandchild. He was born 7-17-03 in California to granddaughter, Sherry, and weighed in at 7#-6oz, 20" long. All are doing well. Now, Millie and Glynn, you are on your way to catching me with #9 on it's way in January!!! Best wishes to all, and enjoy every minute you can share with your new baby!! -Marilynn Working Highstreet ('54) ~ Kennewick - where as you all know, we in the 100's for a few days. Stay inside!! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: MaryMike Hartnett Peters ('61) Re: '61 Ladies Picnic What a beautiful day by the water! Only thing better than the weather, was the company. Joining us at Leslie Grove Park in Richland was Pam Swain Johnson, all the way from Fairbanks, AK, also Micki Spears Rose from Astoria, OR and Lucy Schmidt Mahoney from Grandview, WA. The rest of us from the Tri-Cities, included Judy Fatur Baston, Margaret Toner Peterson, Katie Sheeran Johnson, LaDean Wood Stice, Judy Keplinger, Judy Williams Clem, Kathy Flora Krueger, Patsy Noble Eichner, Bev Fleming Dean, Patti Mathis Wheeler, and myself. Regrettably, because of the crowded area, Rita Eckert Small was unable to locate our 'gang.' (Missed, ya' Rita) To all of the ladies who made the effort to join us, thanks so much, it was wonderful to see you again. Perhaps we'll try another get together in the fall. -MaryMike Hartnett Peters ('61) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) To: Tom Hughes ('56) Thanks to you Tom for the Puget Sound Lunch pictures, and for putting names by the pictures, as I didn't recognize anyone without the names. Except for you, you look like your dad!! Hello Shirley, glad you made it all the way from West Virginia. And fellow-classmate, Gayle Dunn Sutton, what can I say except hello. Re: Our next trip We start our big journey to Washington state via Colorado tomorrow, and of course, the weather is just beautiful around here as we leave. -Helen Cross Kirk ('62) ~ West Harrison, IN - where it's nice between the strong rain storms. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Deedee Willox Loiseau ('64) Re: Marriage OK, I have to say it! About all these marriages of 40 plus years, how about those of us with fewer years who FEEL it has been that long?! Someone once said that marriage is two imperfect people in an impossible situation. That about sums it up. Don't get me wrong, I love my husband and it will be 27 years in September. But if I had it to do over again....... well, who knows. Re: Prayer chain I will be off my computer from 7/19 until further notice. I'm having carpal tunnel surgery on my left hand (had the right one done in April). I won't be able to type for several days. I will let you know when I am able to be back on the computer. Thank you all for being the wonderful prayer warriors you are! -Deedee Willox Loiseau ('64) ~ Burbank, WA - where it's been hot, but not as hot as Phoenix. When we left Phoenix, it was 112! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jean Armstrong Reynolds ('64) Re: Bomber Gathering at Jack's I have finished sending the pictures to Maren from our Bomber Gathering at my brother, Jack's house. Maren has (once again) done a fantastic job of getting them on the web. We are planning another next weekend, probably on Friday and start early, probably about 4:00. He lives in Kennewick, WA. Anyone interested in going, please email me for directions. It's a pot luck, so everyone just brings a dish. We had such a good time, that we thought we would do it again. He does have a swimming pool for anyone that would like to swim. Thanks again, Maren for all your hard work. A Bomber Hug for you.. And one for Richard, also.. -Jean Armstrong Reynolds ('64) ~ West Richland, WA Where I am enjoying being "home' for a few more weeks.. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Lloyd Swain ('66) Hey Bombers.. Speaking of long marriages... well... uhhh... This is my third and it has lasted 10 years... pretty good for a guy whose first two lasted only seven. I have to say though I learned a lot, and finally got somewhere close to really understanding the feminine mystique. At least so far. -Lloyd Swain ('66) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Marcia Wade Hausenbuiller ('67) Re: Anniversaries To: Rob Hausenbuiller ('93) Rob and Mia, Congratulations, and hopefully we'll some day see the addition of your names to the 50, 60, 70 years married lists! Love you both, Mom. -Marcia Wade Hausenbuiller ('67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Davis ('74) To: Greg Alley ('73) Of course, how could I forget Ward and June Cleaver. Even if Ward was occasionally a little hard on the Beaver, they both raised two wonderful sons. And let's not forget Fred and Ethel. Lucy and Desi couldn't stick it out, but Fred and Ethel were solid as a rock! -Mike Davis ('74) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Karen DAVIS Scheffer ('76) To: Larry Davis ('80) Congrats also to Gary and Karen Davis - nice name!! -Karen DAVIS Scheffer ('76) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/20/03 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 8 Bombers sent stuff: Dick McCoy ('45), Dave Brusie ('51) Tom Hughes ('56), Judy Crose ('58) Helen Cross ('62), Linda Reining ('64) Betti Avant ('69), Gary Davis ('77) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER LUNCHES 'n stuff (in order of appearance) TODAY - So. California 07/21 - 1940's Ladies & spouses 07/30 - Girls of '63 and '64 August 3 - Portland/Vancouver/Corvallis/Puget Sound Picnic More information: Click the lunch you want to know about. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dick McCoy ('45) To: Greg Alley ('73) Bestow my congrats to your parents for 50 years of wedded bliss. Actually, having been a buddy of Paul for over 40 years, I can only say that Ruth is an absolute saint. -Dick McCoy ('45) ~ From the desert island of Camano, where all this sun is driving me quite mad. Water, Water... ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dave Brusie ('51) Re: Bomber Marriages I have been married 35 years to somebody, at different times. Some stick some don't. -Dave Brusie ('51) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Tom Hughes ('56) Re: Pictures To: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) I have to admit I just have the fun of taking the pictures and visiting with the people. I send the pictures to Maren and she does all of the hard work of putting on the names and putting them into the slide show. Without her none of this would happen. My Grand Daughter Jessica reminded me that I made a mistake when I placed Shirley Davis in West Virginia, she told me she thought Shirley was from Virginia. I think she was right and I am sorry I misplaced you, Shirley. -Tom Hughes ('56) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Judy Crose Snowhite ('58) Re: Long marriages I would like to add that my parents, Herschel and Marguerite Crose were married 64 years this past March. Mother passed away on their 64th anniversary day(20th). My husband and I have been married 43 years this past June 26th. -Judy Crose Snowhite ('58) ~ Looking forward to seeing all my classmates at our 45-year class reunion in Sept! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) Congratulations to the couple married in l920, that's over 80 years ago and that is the record, I believe. My brother, Roy, his daughter, Karin, (then 7-1/2), and I made that Norway in a Nutshell trip in l998 when they visited me in London. It was a great trip, since our mother is Norwegian, we felt special. We drove my the old homestead area, but as it had been burned to the ground, we didn't stop. It is a great country, and I brought back many remembrances of the land of my mother's ancestors birth?? -Helen Cross Kirk ('62) ~ just leaving the midwest for the Pacific Northwest via Colorado, but I had to check the Sandstorm before we left. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda Reining ('64) To: Dick Harris ('49) Re: Trip to Norway and Sweden I have Norwegian blood running through my veins, and loved reading all about your trip. My grandmother went to Norway, Sweden, and Lapland in the mid '50s to see her relatives--brought us back "mukluks" (slippers made from reindeer, in Lapland)----they were extremely hot---think I was about 8 or 9 when she went. The only complaint she ever had about her trip was that she slipped off the plank (when she was disembarking the ship) and went into the water---she didn't want to ruin her camera or the film inside (one of those old "Brownie's" that had to be wound to take the picture). -Linda Reining ('64) ~ in hot and humid (thanks to the hurricane in Texas) Bakersfield, CA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Betti Avant ('69) Re: too hot Well, here it is 8am MDT and I already feel like I am in a sauna. The past week or more we have seen temps in the mid 90s to mid 100s. I was up just before midnight and shortly before 2am for emergency X-rays and the inside of the car fogged up due to my body heat. The air conditioner in the car was not even turned on, but I had the windows down and it didn't help a bit. Oh, to be somewhere where it may be cooler. -Betti Avant ('69) ~ Goodland, KS - where the corn crop so far looks good ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gary Davis ('77) To: Karen Davis Scheffer ('76), Mike "Booboo" Davis ('74) Larry "Snipe" Davis('80) I have been reading in amazement all the talk about the NEW Karen Whitney Davis ('76) and have had nothing but a good laugh reading about all the attention we have been getting. To: Mike Davis ('74) Yes, Karen did not have a complete thought when she agreed to marry into the Davis clan. There was some brain washing on my part to get anybody to marry me let alone hang out with me. Karen has now been programmed to respond to the Davis name. And yes, her father-in-law is the one and only Paul (Pappy) Davis and of course the rest of the Davis clan, yes that includes you Mike, Karen, Larry, Tracy, Julie, Sheila BJ, and all the rest of yawl she now has a relationship as well. I now know that we must be all be related being from Arkansas and all. Maybe we should all get together and have a shin-dig so that we can get to know everyone again. Mike, I'll vote for your house. -Gary Davis ('77) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/21/03 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff: Dick McCoy ('45, '46, & '02), Loretta Ostboe ('55) Lola Heidlebaugh ('60), Geoff Rothwell ('71) Ruth Russell ('71), Larry Davis ('80) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dick McCoy ('45, '46, & '02) Re: Weddings Hey, I cheated on my parents long marriage. They were married in 1920, but have both been dead for many years. I didn't think anyone would notice. -Dick McCoy (.45 .46 '02) I did the above because of the terrible heat here on Camano Island ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Loretta Ostboe Fraser ('55) In August my husband Bill Fraser (from PA) and I will be married 47 years, and working on 50! Please add that to your list, Laura Jean! Thanks, -Loretta Ostboe Fraser ('55) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Lola Heidlebaugh Bowen ('60) Re: 2003 Bomber Picnic Southwest Washington/Northwest Oregon DATE: Sunday - August 3, 2003 TIME: 10:00 a.m. - will start cooking at Noon PLACE: Battle Ground Lake State Park, WA NOTE: $5 fee per car Need directions? Email Lola or go to: FOOD: Please bring a salad or dessert. Hamburgers, hot dogs, beverages & paper goods provided. Bring your annuals and your memories - and be ready to visit with other Bombers! If you know of any Bombers who live in the area or are visiting friends/family, please tell them about the Picnic! so we know how many to plan food for. -Lola Heidlebaugh Bowen ('60) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Geoff Rothwell ('71) Sandstorm, On my 50th birthday, the 34th anniversary of the moon landing, and inspired by the discussion of Labreque a few weeks ago (by the way, his full name was simply "Labreque," just like Cher or Madonna, although he was baptized as Gerard in Quebec sometime early in the last century, as far as I knew he disliked "Gerry," just like I dislike "Jeff," but he would put up with it; we can always check with Paulette, who lives on Kimball in Richland): 34 years ago a little over a dozen of us were traveling with him for six weeks in Europe (two weeks each in Rome, Florence, and Paris). I am wondering how many readers had the opportunity to experience one of these trips with him. (My sister went the next year, but I'm not sure how many times he took groups on the Foreign Study League tours.) It was a life changing trip for me. I left as a 15-year old nerd and came back as a 16-year old "man-of-the-world." It was my first trip away from home (by my self). Labreque was pretty hands off, unless we did something outrageously stupid. He would often take some or all of us on a side trip to experience life. After about a month of this we ended up in Paris. The tour had set up a "night out" with a bus ride thru Pigalle (read "red light district"). After a horrible dinner he took a few of us on an all night walking tour of Paris, including a visit to Les Halles (the fresh food market, catering to restaurateurs buying fruits, vegetables, fish, sides of beef, whole pigs, etc.) We had French onion soup at "Les Pieds Couchon" at 4am, sneaking us back into the lycee where we were staying before the sun rose. (I went to "Les Pieds Couchon" a couple of months ago: Les Halles has been replaced with a tourist trap and the onion soup was way too over-priced.) Labreque had more influence on my life than any other ColHi teacher: I was an exchange student to France after graduation. I returned for another year in the late seventies and I have been in love with international travel ever since he introduced me to the world. -Geoff Rothwell ('71) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ruth Russell Pierson ('71) To: Debbie Elliott Iniguez ('71) Hello to Barbara and Debbie, and everyone else from Bomber Country! Just wanted to drop a line to the Sandstorm and say thanks for a much needed lift! I opened my Sandstorm the other day and found an entry to me from Debbie It was great to hear from you, Debbie---boy, do we have a long history together, stretching way back into elementary school! Thanks for the compliments on my artwork, and I hope that you find a chance to pick yours back up again when life gets a little less hectic. I went a long time without touching a sketch pad, but once I did get back into it, it became a wonderful addiction! I hope you find time to email me to fill in some of the gaps since graduation in 1971 --- I would love to hear about your kids and how you ended up in California! Isn't this a great place to catch up with old friends? Speaking of which, another old friend To: Barbara Maffei Walker ('71) from Phoenix, AZ You also emailed me in response to my Sandstorm note. Guess I wasn't quite as invisible at Columbia High as I thought! Thanks for your note, Barbara, and I hope to hear back from you again. To: Lois Clayton Colton ('72) Please say hi to your mom, and to your brothers and their families for me---I looked at your site and saw the photos of everyone; your mom just keeps sailing on with her wonderful spirit as the years go by. I remember the twinkle in your dad's eyes when he was telling a joke at school or at Bible Way. I came across a photo him, taken around 1975 or 1976, of a Bible class we were in together. Besides Mr. Clayton, fellow Bombers included in the pic are: Dennis Clayton ('67), Cathy Kenitzer Aeling ('73), Dianne Adams ('69), Jan Markfelder Clayton ('71), Lesley Carlson ('72) Ruth Russell Pierson (me) ('71) I am attaching it here in the hopes it can be posted for you to see. If not, email me, and I will send it to you if you don't have it, okay? (or I can mail you the one without the names and class years.) Jan and Dennis had just gotten together, and they are positively glowing---we were all so young then! 1975-Russell-BibleWay.htm And till next time, here's hoping all the rest of you Bombers Keep well and keep safe, -Ruth Russell Pierson ('71) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Larry Davis ('80) To: Gary Davis ('77) Wow, Gary! I'm impressed. Not only can you read but you've been reading the Sandstorm (good for you). I thought we were all ribbing you behind your back but secretly you were holding out on us Sandstorm readers. How's Karen Whitney Davis ('76) taking to (now) being a full fletched Davis? Have you told Dad, Paul (Pappy) Davis, that you're married, yet. He'll probably hear it from Mike Davis ('74), while at the Spudnut Shop. To: Mike Davis ('74) I'm (for once) in agreement with big brother, Gary. "Big party"!... your place (or wherever - no not Denny's). I'll be down to Richland the August 16th weekend and I'll be expecting something "special" to be planned. Better get started now! -Larry Davis ('80) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/22/03 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 9 Bombers sent stuff: Anna May Wann ('49), Darlene Trethewey ('56WB) John Northover ('59), Gary Behymer ('64) Ruth Russell ('71), Greg Alley ('73) Kim Richey ('74), Karen Davis ('76) Tracey Horne ('78WB) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ann Thompson, aka Anna May Wann ('49) Re: Battleground picnic on 8/3/03 Just a little reminder regarding the picnic. It would help if you brought your own lawn chairs or blankets to sit on. If we have a crowd many of you could end up sitting on the grass. Its a big park and we have the large area reserved for us, (for those that were there last year it is the area to the right of where we were the place that had the music playing) so just start looking for Bomber T-shirts, we will be there. -Ann Thompson, aka Anna May Wann ('49) ~ Where the weather is beautiful here in Good ole Bothell, WA and we are heading up to the Casino at Tulalip for a day of losing money. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Darlene Trethewey Dunning ('56WB) Good Morning, Just I would add that my husband Bill and I have been married 49 years... got married on June 6th 1954 on a Sunday afternoon at the Baptist church over by Spalding grade school. It was great day and everyone said that it wouldn't last. Who knows?? Darlene Trethewey ('56WB) & Bill Dunning (Camp Hanford Solder). Yes, I dropped out of school for this blessed union, and went back later. The only mistake was dropping out of school and missing getting to know more of you better. And no I was not pregnant. Also A good friend of mine Lennadine Worrell & Paul Henry both class of '56 have been married for quite some time. I'm sure its in the forties. Re: Portland Picnic Oh yes another thing I wanted to come to the Portland Picnic but I'm going to be on vacation. Haven't been to the luncheons as of yet because there usually on my weekend that I'm working. I'll get there one of these days. I work every other weekend... even though there are few (if anyone) that I would know. Re: Miss Oregon And now to brag some the girl that won Miss Oregon, April Robinson, from Gresham. Her Talent was Tap. Well, her long time tap teacher is my Daughter, Dee Dee Dunning-Rios. Dee had been teaching April since April was 8 years old. Anyone in the Portland area looking for a good dance studio, you may try The Beat Dance Academy in Gresham, Just had to throw that in. All have a good day. -Darlene Trethewey Dunning ('56WB) ~ Gresham, OR - where its DRY & rather warm, But I love it!!!!! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: John Northover ('59) Re: SOCAL Bruncheon NO Brunch this time... many people on vacation... doing 'port'nt things... so we will have our second bruncheon in Septober or Octovember... Date to be announced soon. -juan the seeker '59 - Senior Research Assistant for Epistemological Ontology ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gary Behymer ('64) Memory 'Pop-Quiz' - Temperatures After mowing our lawn Saturday morning... 9am to 11am... I was satisfied to sit and rest a bit in our air-conditioned home. With that as the lead-in...anyone remember Jul-Aug temps in Richland during the '50s & '60s? Weren't they 100+ for days on end? We seemed to be in a heat race with Phoenix as hottest place in U.S.? I believe the year was 1952 when Dad built 'THE SWAMP COOLER" for the "B" house at 1304 Mahan.. A great day it was for my parents... two Tennesseeians who appreciated high humidity. Cool (?) wet air moving gently thru the ductwork that carried high sulfur coal fired heat in the winter. It made desert life almost bearable for an adult... for kids it made little or no difference. In the Spring of 1957 we made the move to the "F" house at 1415 Hains where a "refrigerated air conditioner" was installed at the window halfway up the stairwell. It ran day and night during hot weather and was still going fine when the Folks moved to Kennewick in 1978. As a youngster, the river provided the cooling off. (Hains runs right along the dike area that was built in 1948.). Today, the Honeywell is set to cool to 74 in the summer and to 72 winter. Life is certainly good. -Gary Behymer ('64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ruth Russell Pierson ('71) Hey, by any chance does anyone from the Class of 1971 have photos of before, during, or after the graduation ceremony? My dad came home from work, grabbed the camera, and was way, way up in the stands when he discovered he had one exposure left on the camera. And I think that pic ended up double exposed or something... I would love to add to my grad memories files. Be sure to write "Class of '71" or "Sandstorm" or something so I don't delete it as SPAM. Thanks. Just in case anyone can find a useful image from the sea of long-haired girls, here is the one pic he got, if Maren doesn't mind posting it. 1971 Graduation Keep well and keep safe, -Ruth Russell Pierson ('71) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Greg Alley ('73) To: 1973 Reunion committee. Thanks to all who organized the 30 year reunion this past weekend. Karen Sullivan, Gina Brauer, Buck Spanner, Jerry Lewis, and all others involved. I enjoy going and my voice is just recovering from talking about 3 or 4 hours straight each night. It was not a great turnout but everyone has a different opinion on a class reunion. Some never come and some come when they can make it. I hope to see some of the 600 plus classmates that never come in the future reunions at least while we are still above ground. -Greg Alley ('73) ~ Richland - where it's hotter than the Mojave desert. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Kim Richey Dykeman ('74) I have to add my two cents in about marriages..... My husband and I (Randy Dykeman - Class of 69) just celebrated our 26th anniversary on June 25. Randy's parents will be celebrating their 60th year of wedding bliss this coming December. -Kim Richey Dykeman ('74) ~ Richland - where it's suppose to reach over the century mark today/ Hot-Hot-Hot... wouldn't be boat race week without the heat! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Karen DAVIS Scheffer ('76) To: Larry Davis--little bro ('80) Sounds good to me to party in Richland the 16th--- but at the ole Tinkle Street house would be more appropriate. What do you think, Sheila? Will momma BJ be back in town from her travels then? To: Gary Davis ('77) Tell Karen congrats---I remember her from school days--she's my age--maybe an older woman will be good for you!!! -Karen DAVIS Scheffer ('76) ~ where it is plenty warm in Spokane--makes my family hit the road for short trips in the air conditioned van as the house is NOT!! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Tracey Horne Scadden ('78WB) Hello, I have been reading about the folks that have been married for 40+ years..Well my great parents fit that category..Gene & Carol Bishop Horne ('57) have been married 46 years I think... They have been such fun that my husband and I are taking them with us on our 25th. A cruise to the Western folks are the type that will argue over something, get over it quick but the people around them,don't and they will look at you and say "What's your problem?" when they were the ones that started the whole thing. My sister and I went to Germany with them and that was many years ago and we still laugh until we cry because we had such a good time.. Thank goodness they can still get around since they are getting up there in AGE..My dad will never admit that he is getting old, and mom will never give up her shopping!!!! I send her my kids' schools clothes list since I hate to Shop.. She has no idea why I detest my shopping... maybe it's because I was one of the kids being dragged out when I would love to have stayed home and watched Timmy and Lassie!!!! Well it's been great having parents that have been married sooooo long... what an example they have been to the rest of the family... thanks mom and dad and many more.. I hope... -Tracey Horne Scadden ('78WB) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/23/03 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 10 Bombers and 2 funeral notices today: Doris Palmer ('49), Jack Dawson ('52) Orrin Pilkey ('52), Pam Swain ('61) Earl Bennett ('63), Linda Reining ('64) Lloyd Swain ('69), Clark Riccobuono ('71) Anita Fravala ('73), Cristy Cone ('74) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: 07/23 Agnes Hughes ('02BBA) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Yesterday: Paula Vinther Case ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Yesterday: Chuck Crawley ('67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Doris Palmer Overla ('49) Re: 50+ years Looks like a lot of '49 Bombers have made it to 50 years and some of us have made it a little longer. My husband and I celebrated our 52nd in April of this year. Phyllis Benjamin and her husband have at least 2 years on us, Petra Odman and her husband have either been married 50 years or really close. Jean and Carl Dreher have been married 54 years. And they said we would never make it. -Doris Palmer Overla ('49) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jack Dawson ('52) Re: High Heat I do remember the hot days of summer. Standing on one foot then the other while returning from the river or swimming pool. Looking for a small piece of shade that did not have tack weeds. The year they fried an egg in front of the old Post Office (the building was moved out on the by pass and is now the Knights Of Columbus building). -Jack Dawson ('52) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [I remember the fried egg on the sidewalk... there was a picture of it in the newspaper that day. If memory serves, it was 116 that day. -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Orrin Pilkey ('52) What a pleasure it has been to catch up on Bomber events and people through the sandstorm which I only began looking at last year. For those who might be interested, I have just published a book entitled "A Celebration of the World's Barrier Islands" by Columbia University Press. It's partly illustrated by batiks from artist Mary Edna Fraser. The cheapest way to get it is thru Click here to go directly to page for Orrin's book. -Maren -Orrin Pilkey ('52) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Pam Swain Johnson ('61) Ah, the old swamp cooler! We had one stuck in the living room window on Birch and I remember the swamp cooler contraption that clamped to the car window for the long drive back to Oklahoma. The swamp cooler was better than nothing and of course nobody had central air way back when. Even now when the weather is warm enough for something, a swamp cooler beats air conditioning all to hell. You can keep the doors and windows open to catch a breeze while adding some moisture to the air. The last few days I would have been glad for either here in AK. On Sunday the temperature climbed into the 90s and while we are set for 40 below, nobody that I know has any air conditioning besides the oscillating fan. -Pam Swain Johnson ('61) ~ Fairbanks, AK ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Earl Bennett ('63) To: Gary Behymer ('64) Yes, indeed, I well remember expecting, even LOOKING FORWARD to a couple of weeks in late July - early August every year with daily highs at or over 100. I remember one year, probably late '50s, we were supposed to leave on vacation Friday evening when Dad got home from work. Well, that day the Tri-Cities happened to be the official highest temperature in the nation at 115! Of course, the buses from Hanford were not air-conditioned, so there was no way Dad was going anywhere that night - we left the next morning. Like I said, I enjoyed the heat, and I know now it must have been only because of the low humidity. Here in Virginia, anything over 95 wipes me out pretty quickly (age wouldn't have anything to do with it, of course) - but anything below 75% humidity is a welcome respite this time of year, and I think Richland is usually closer to 50% or under. I recall about ten years ago getting on a plane in DC at about 95, suffering (about 90% humidity that day), then getting off in Pasco at 105 and feeling invigorated. I also fondly recall a swamp cooler, but Dad didn't put it in until about 1957 or later. It was just a window unit, not attached to ducting, but it felt good the day I foolishly played two hours of tennis at about 97 - on asphalt courts! My feet scolded me about that indiscretion for several days. I don't think Dad installed central air until after I had graduated. Regards, ecb3 - from lovely and unseasonably moderate Reva, VA, where highs have been in the mid to upper 80s for over a week and the rains have abated somewhat (we are more than 15 inches above normal for the year so far, after 3-4 years of draught) - but we are going to drive our grandson back to Florida this weekend, so I am preparing to sweat. -Earl Bennett ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda Reining ('64) To: Gary Behymer ('64) Re: hot days in Richland I seem to remember having days of 100+ during July and August, we didn't have air conditioning or a swamp cooler, but mom would put a "soaker" hose on the roof and we had tinfoil on all the windows---doubt it made one blasted difference, but think it made her feel cooler. We are having our 7th straight day of 100+ degree temperatures in Bakersfield, CA---thank goodness for air conditioning (although the power has gone off about 5 times since Sunday afternoon)---I keep it set at 78 the minute the temperature rises above 85 (last year I turned it on in April--this year, I waited til May) and it runs 24/7 til the end of October OR when the temps get below 75 and STAY there!!!!!! Then I turn the heat on, set at 68 once the temps get below 70! -Linda Reining ('64) ~ 104 yesterday... supposed to be 107 today... claim we won't get any relief from the triple digits til this Friday or Saturday. We are also having high humidity, which makes it even more miserable... I'm beginning to think Bakersfield is "turning tropical". ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Lloyd Swain ('66) Hey all you Bombers in the Tri Cities ... I have a shameless business plug for you. Charter Channel 3 will broadcast the 2003 General Motors Hydroplane Cup live from Seattle on August 3. Pre show at 10 am and racing starts at 11 and runs until 5. If you havent caught this event before from KIRO TV you are missing a wonderful broadcast. Also this Saturday there is the Southwest Airlines Torchlight Parade that starts at 8:00 pm and runs until eleven. Check channel 3 for additional events and times. This event is fortunate as KIRO has grandfathered broadcast rights so this is the only unlimited race on the circuit with live coverage. Check it out. Call me for questions at 222-2600... than number once again... 222-2600. Hope a lot of you can make it here this weekend for the Columbia Cup. There are some races with vintage hydros that are a must see and once again you will hear and feel the thunder from those huge allison aircraft engines. Going to be hot and sunny so bring your sun block and plenty of water. If you are like me you drank your quota of alcohol in the first 30 years of life so now I just go along as a consultant. Bombs away!!! -Lloyd Swain ('66) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Clark Riccobuono ('71) Re: Maui Luncheon Just wanted to let anyone know there will be a luncheon at the Papakea resort today in Maui. Any bombers here please come. Hosts will be Clark and Cathy Riccobuono. Drinks will be the usual: My Tias and Pineapple will be served for dessert. Brad Wear ('71) will be the guest speaker, but I am hoping Larry Crouch ('71) shows up, too. Please come. This is only a tease for my buddies back home. We are here for one of our daughters weddings. IT is truly a romantic way to get married and enjoy your honeymoon. The weather been windy but still 85 every day. Snorkeling great, I got face to face with a giant Sea Turtle at 20' deep yesterday. He let me take his picture many times. Re: Larry Chapin (RIP) While I have been here I am just catching up on my emails and was very sad to see one of my very good friends and fellow grads pasted away. Larry, you will be dearly missed. Larry was always such a competitor and fun to be around in the locker room. Regards to all your family. -Clark Riccobuono ('71) ~ Temp Residence. Papakea Maui Next Thursday, Puyallup, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Anita Fravala Griffin ('73) Re: '73 Class Reunion I agree with Greg Alley ('73) - the '73 Reunion Committee did an excellent job this year. It sure looked like everyone had a great time renewing old friendships and making new ones! -Anita Fravala Griffin ('73) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Cristy Cone Penny ('74) To: Kim Richey Dykeman ('74) Congratulations, Kim! I have pictures of you and your children (who looked like clones of you) at our ten year reunion. They must be all grown up by now. My daughter is only 8. There must be many more of our class who have been married that long. What's your secret? -Cristy Cone Penny ('74) ******************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Funeral Notice scanned from the TCHerald by Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) >>Bill Standley ('69) ~ 8/24/51 - 7/20/03 >>Don Aaron Williams ('48) ~ 1/10/31 - 7/19/03 *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/24/03 Dateline: Richland ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 8 Bombers sent stuff today: Dick Wight ('52), Larry Mattingly ('60) Jay Siegel ('61), Ray Stein ('64) Darlene Swanson ('70), Brad Wear ('71) Kim Richey ('74), Mike Davis ('74) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAYS Today: Elva McGhan Wallace ('50) BOMBER BIRTHDAYS Today: Barb Crawford Marsh ('55) BOMBER BIRTHDAYS Today: Pete Hollick ('55) BOMBERS' BIRTHDAY Yesterday (07/23): Peggy Adair ('72) BOMBERS ANNIVERSARY: Gene Keller ('50) and Pat Badger Keller ('53) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dick Wight ('52) Jack Dawson's ('52) recollections on hot weather DO take me back! I remember (vaguely) being out in the side yard in Pasco when I was age four (1938???); hotter than blue blazes and a big sandstorm (a real one!) came up. With sand in my eyes I was blinded and sat down in a big red ants nest. No wonder I remember it!!! Also, in '55 or '56, I was home on leave from my ship (a Coast Guard polar icebreaker). Hadn't seen much summer in a couple years as we'd been in the Arctic. I was lying in the folks' back yard catching some rays, drinking iced tea, listening to a portable radio. On a national news program, the announcer stated that Richland, Washington was the hottest place in the USA for the third straight day - 109 or thereabouts. Wow! -Dick Wight ('52) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Larry Mattingly ('60) I was in the Tri Cities last week teaching a Special Effects class for Fire Inspectors. I reveled in that dry heat and loved it. My business partner who came by to observe for a few minutes on his way elsewhere on business, was stunned. He got out of his air conditioned pickup and was a total wimp in five minutes. Our resident pyro in that area invited us all out to his home in Finley where we had BBQ steaks and cold beer in the shade of a huge sycamore tree that evening. It was the most totally pleasant evening I can remember in many months. There are times when I really miss the home of my youth. We had mixed reactions growing up in that heat. Often well over 100, it was wonderful at the pool or on/in the Columbia. But 95 at midnight made sleeping difficult. Remember Ole Olson at the Y? He rented swamp coolers and did right well for himself. Kept all records in a little book in the front pocket of his overalls. I did some service work for him part time one year. He had a couple of hundred a/c's in service. Those old swamp coolers did a good job in that dry heat. Most everybody stuck them in the window. But they worked a lot better if you ran a piece of ducting in through a basement window and tied them into the cold air return of the old coal furnaces. I remember working for Kaiser during the building of 100N. In 1961 the temp went over 115 for four or five days in a row and they would not allow anyone to work on a roof or high walls. A couple of us from the engineering office won a fifth of Black Jack frying eggs on a steel beam. We knew it was a safe bet from the egg on the sidewalk a couple of years before. Remember the astronauts training near the "Juniper Forest" out on the Kahlotus Hiway? They measured temps in the sand dunes of 130 to 135. While I don't tolerate that heat as well as I used to, I still like it and the memories it brings with it. -J Larry Mattingly ('60) ~ "Happiness is the sky in bloom" ~ Looking forward to three weeks at the Alaska State Fair in Aug/Sep. This has been a very intense year in our business. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jay Siegel ('61) I have enjoyed the warm spell that we are having here around the Puget Sound -- in the 80's during the day and in the mid 50's at night. Being raised in Richland helps so much. As kids we learned that a small patch of shade was one of the best air conditioned spots that there was. It only took a slight breeze to cool one down and make another stint in the sun enjoyable. When I first went into the Corps I spent several years in 29 Palms and when others were complaining about the heat, I'd find that spot of shade and cool down. I have to admit that upon occasions, the 110+F temperatures became too much but after a few hours in a swamp cooled building, we would be re-hydrated and go out to enjoy the heat again. -Jay Siegel ('61) ~ Poulsbo, WA ~ Clear blue skies and warm gentle breezes ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ray Stein ('64) Re: Orrin Pilkey ('52) It's been 14 years since I lived on a barrier island in Wrightsville Beach, NC, but the name Orrin Pilkey is so well known in those parts that I almost fell off my chair when I saw he was a Bomber! Orrin is "the" expert on barrier islands and their moving sands. He's an author, a PhD, and a Duke University professor; but, more important, he's a Coug! I was going to suggest he be put on the Famous Bomber list, but he's already there! Guess I never noticed or didn't make the connection. -Ray Stein ('64) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Famous Bombers web page] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Darlene Swanson Merrill ('70) Hi to RHS grads, etc.! My husband David Merrill, I (Darlene Swanson), and our 22 year old daughter are making a trip in two weeks to NY State -- Syracuse, Thousand Islands, Buffalo). We're thinking now of a side trip of a couple days into NYC. If anyone has any info that would help us with accommodations that are reasonably priced, as well as tours of the city, please let us know. I've been online looking for two days and since I don't have a clue about NYC, it just confuses me more. Thanks if you can help. -Darlene Swanson Merrill ('70) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Brad Wear ('71) To: Clark Riccobuono ('71) Clark, You forgot to tell everyone what my topic would be that I will be speaking on: after 23 years of marriage to the same woman, it will be that "I'm in love with a woman I can't stand." You've had the pleasure of meeting my spousal equivalent, so you know. XX/OO, -Brad Wear ('71) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Kim Richey Dykeman ('74) To: Cristy Cone Penny ('74) Thanks for the compliments. Yes, our children are grown and married now. Our daughter Melissa (Class of '98) is 24 and is married to a great guy from Pasco. They have been married for 3+ years now and have made grandparents out of us. Justin is 2+ and Hailey just turned 5 months. They just had a house built and are living in Pasco. Our son Bryan (Class of '99) is 23, also married a graduate from Pasco. (What's up with that?) They were married just last December and are living in Richland. Although both married Pasco graduates we will be pushing their kids to be Bombers. At least it makes the family gatherings interesting with the old rivalry of Bombers vs. Bulldogs. I feel our marriage has been blessed from the beginning. Not only have we be married for 26 years but we dated for almost 4 years before (we started dating the summer of me going into my senior year). So in a way we've actually been together for 30 years. I know for a fact that I married my best friend. -Kim Richey Dykeman ('74) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Davis ('74) Re: Long Marriages I'd like to add Mark Ibatuan and Lynn Schildknecht; and, Greg Sevigny and Wanda Mosley (all Class of '74) to the list of long marriages. I believe both couples have been married about 100 years! Congrats! -Mike Davis ('74) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/25/03 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 8 Bombers and 1 funeral notice today: Dick McCoy ('45), Laura Dean Kirby ('55) Ron Wodehouse ('56), Jim Hoff (57) Jim Wodehouse ('62 & '63), Pam Ehinger ('67) Diane Carpenter ('72), Brad Upton ('74) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Deanna Case Ackerman ('55) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Wayne Campbell ('55) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Betty Noble Giedd ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mark McAllister ('74) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dick McCoy ('45) Re: Famous Bombers web page Ray Stein ('64) (the Coug) in the 7/24 Sandstorm mentioned the "Famous Bombers List" Web page so I went there. Not too many names. And a lot of missing members. Someone must have been hanged, it just figures. Good heavens, Pinky Bloomer ('46) should be famous if just for his name. Paul Crowder ('46) was a general, but I don't know why. Ken Kundy ('46) must have been a great singer, better by far than he sounded. Jeez! A lot of '46ers. John ('47) and Danny ('48) Hughes, the only brothers with the same first name, Knothead. (Other than the Georges Foreman, of course.) How about me? Haven't I somehow survived on this hot, barren, desert Island Camano for the last six weeks? Gasp. Choke. -Dick McCoy from the Tin Can Class of '45 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Laura Dean Kirby Armstrong ('55) Re: Another hot weather story I believe it was 1972 when I was a picket captain for the Retail Clerks and went on strike against Payless Drug. It was 117 the first day of the strike and we had picketers walking that big asphalt parking lot. We sent four members to the emergency room with heat exhaustion. To his credit, the Payless manager, Jack Dowd provided us with ice water and drinking cups in the following days. I recall Barbara Isakson Rau ('58) sitting under a large sun umbrella at the back door discouraging entrance to the truck deliveries. It was a long, hot five weeks. My family was encouraged to move to Richland from Illinois for work, and were promised the blessing of mild winters. We knew the summers could get hot, but because of the lack of humidity it was tolerable. That was in 1948, the worst extremes of weather ever experienced in Richland. We arrived during the terrible summer flood in June. That winter ice had to be blasted on the river to prevent damage to the bridges and in the summer, eggs fried on the sidewalk. I am back in Illinois now and it was a beautiful 75 yesterday, humidity 52% looking for 83 today. Only two big snows last winter! I'm coming back in three weeks to warm up :) Boat race weekend is always a killer seems like, although I do recall one year we huddled in our sleeping bags until noon before it was warm enough to crawl out! -Laura Dean Kirby Armstrong ('55) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ron Wodehouse ('56) To: Tracey Horne Scadden ('78WB) Tracey, My name is Ron Wodehouse and I knew your parents Gene and Carol very well. Just ask Gene. Tell your father and mother hello for me and I wish them a very happy next 40 years. And yes I know about the healthy discussions that those two can get into. I can tell you a lot of stories but you had better ask your parents about me first.. Ron... 1956... -Ron Wodehouse ('56) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jim Hoff ('57) Re: Richland Heat Talking about the heat and our childhood memories in the late '40s and '50s in Richland brought back a flood of memories. I most remember riding my bike with guys like Truman Vance ('57), Larry Clark ('57) & Dave Clark ('56), Gary Lucas ('57) and others out to West Richland. We would go to an estuary from flooding of the Yakima that made quite a pool to swim in with a nice high bank from five to ten feet in height for a great jump into the pool. Later in the summer we would go along the river and then swim out to an island that had a sand beach and little sections of the river that were great to swim and just be guys. Then later in high school with Harry Meloney ('57), Roger Anderson ('57), Bob Koch ('57), Jim Clementsen ('57) and others. We would take two cars and leave one past the park on the South end of town, then take the other car to the North end where we would embark with inter- tubes and onion sacks filled with beer tied to the tubes for a long float down river. What a way to cool oneself in the high heat. Sometimes we'd stop at a floating dock on the North end of town and join a party and maybe even be given a really cold beer by one of the owners. Those were the days and Huck Finn had nothing on us! -Jim Hoff ('57) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jim Wodehouse ('62 & '63) To: Clark Riccobuono ('71) Hey, I remember watching you and your sis while our parents were bowling many years ago.. This is Woody Wodehouse ('62-'63). My dad kicked your dad's butt bowling many times... at least thats what my dad told me, ha! I got to bowl with them at Atomic lanes... miss those days. Do take care and thanks for the memories from your family and mine... I remember hairy burgers on one week end, At your place, dog hair in meat mix, never forget, I ate two of them. Thanks! Woody.. -Jim Wodehouse ('62 & '63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Pam Ehinger Nassen ('67) Well now I can tell you all out there in Bomber Ville!! I'm the Very Proud GREAT (yes that's great) Grammie of a beautiful baby boy named William Ozzie Walsborn!! He was born on 3/16/03... his weight was 1 pound 12 ounces!! He was born at 25 weeks gestation. He is now home and his weight is 7 pounds plus now!! I didn't want to brag until we knew he would be home and doing well! Daddy is my grandson. And he's a very proud Daddy! I became a Grammie at the age of 35 so makes sense, I guess, to be a Great Grammie at 54! Willie had a rough time the first month had to have open heart surgery and several other small ones. But like I said he's home and doing so very well!! Ok so how many Bombers are Great Grandparents? I bet I'm the youngest! LOL Bombers Rule -Pam Ehinger Nassen (The Blue Ribbon Class of '67 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Diane Carpenter Kipp ('72) Re: Brad Wear's ('71) note Brad Wear's note today says he's "in love with a woman (he) can't stand" - that reminds me of a discovery I have made after 26 years of marriage - even the very best of men (which mine is) can make a woman crazy at times. Wish someone had explained that to me a long time ago, but I am trying to teach my daughters early! To: Darlene Swanson Merrill ('70) Re: The best tours in NYC Go to They will set you up with a volunteer New Yorker who will accompany you through whatever part of NYC you are interested in, free, and give you a native's insight into that part of the City. My husband and I had a wonderful experience with this organization a few years ago; I recommend it highly. About lodging - you could try getting NYC guide books from the library (Fodor's, Frommer's, etc.) - they have good recommendations in all price ranges. Just be sure you make reservations. -Diane Carpenter Kipp ('72) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Brad Upton ('74) To: Mike Davis ('74) How long have some of your cousins in Arkansas been married? -Brad Upton ('74) ******************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Funeral Notice scanned from the TCHerald by Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) >>Ralph "Glenn" Johnston, Jr. ('49) ~ 9/9/31 - 6/15/03 *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/26/03 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers and 1 Bomber Mom today: Laura Dean Kirby ('55), Pat Lair ('57) Helen Cross ('62), Linda Reining ('64) Peggy Hartnett ('72), Tracey Horne ('78WB) BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Judy Moyers Lash ('67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Laura Dean Kirby Armstrong ('55) Re: birthdays Happy Birthday to my fellow 1955ers. I see Barbara Crawford Marsh, Deanna Case Ackerman and Wayne Campbell all join me in celebrating during this hot patriotic month. Are we 39 yet? -Laura Dean Kirby Armstrong ('55) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Pat Lair Wiley-Lukens ('57) Re: Marriage My parents (Chuck and Becky Lair) have been married 66 years and still going strong. They live here in Golden Shores, AZ. Bill and I have just adopted a little boy 21 months old. We are so happy each day we see new changes in our little JJ and many in our lives. -Pat Lair Wiley-Lukens ('57) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) Greetings from lovely Keystone, CO where we have spent the week with friends and had a lot of laughs between getting menus ready to be cooks for 3 weeks of Methodist church camp in Grand Mesa National Forest starting next Monday. I will fly to my Cross family reunion on August 8 at Rooster Rock near Portland, OR. And head on to Richland and our Mom's on August l6th. We went to a chuck wagon cookout at the Flying W Ranch in Colorado Springs last night that was really fun. I was impressed, they fed almost 2,000 people in about 45 minutes. It was good down home cooking and a good clean Roy Rodgers type western show. Great family entertainment, and us parents sans children enjoyed it Re: Richland Heat I always remember it being hot enough to fry an egg on the street in front of our house on Olympia Street when I was a kid. We got there in l948 for the record year in weather. I vaguely remember seeing the flood out along the road to the Y where a supper club used to be. Re: Indiana weather The weather has been super here, cool nights with the windows open. Sunshine and a little rain each afternoon to clear the air. Haven't taken the time to check on Indiana. Whatever it is, it is. Hope my neighbor waters my plants. -Helen Cross Kirk ('62) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda Reining ('64) To: Betty Noble Giedd ('63) Good grief!!!! I can't believe I forgot your birthday!!! I deserve ten lashes with a wet noodle!!! We have been friends since you moved next door (on Rossell) when I was 6 and you were 7... we had great times... you even went with us to Minnesota... remember Paul Bunyon, and Babe, the Blue Ox... and hearing Paul Bunyan call out our names as we walked through the gates in Bemiji? if I remember. Tim went running to hide behind my dad. I learned years later that when my Mom paid the entrance fee, they asked the names of the kids, so that is how he knew to call our names. I'm so glad we were reconnected through the Sandstorm! It has been great fun getting to know you all over again. I had a blast visiting with you last summer and hope to do it again next year when I come home for my 40-year class reunion (man, doesn't seem possible that I have been out of school that many years... I don't feel that old, either!!) I expect you to get down this way, too. We still have to surprise Lynn and Bill (Dunton). Hope you had a great day. I'll remember to put this in earlier next year! Time just seems to get away from me, I know that is no excuse, but sounds good, huh? -Linda Reining ('64) ~ Bakersfield, CA - where we are on our 11th straight day of 100+ and high humidity!!!!!! UGH ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Peggy Hartnett ('72) Re: Brad Wear ('71) note and Diane Carpenter Kipp ('72) Replay Bob Dylan's Academy Award Winning Song "Things Have Changed" pretty much says it all, as Bob often does. Especially the line: "I'm in love with a woman who doesn't even appeal to me." No one believes it at the time, but funny how those can be the best matches, mine is going on 13 years now -Peggy Hartnett ('72) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Tracey Horne Scadden ('78WB) To: Ron Wodehouse ('56) Hey thats not fair I need all the dirt out there on my parents. *LOL* We always have wondered what my Mom ever saw in that dad of ours... She was so prim and proper and he was the J.D. of Richland High... We have heard some of the stories... humm... don't think I would pass them on to my own for fear they would try some of them... Was your mom Sally? If so then I have heard a lot about you!!!! You were as bad as my DAD!!!!! Well Take care... my folks are living in Vegas... Dad runs a casino owned by the Mafia... Just kidding... -Tracey Horne Scadden ('78WB) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) To: Brad Upton ('74) Hey Brad You remember Dale Gore don't you? That's one of Mike's cousins. -BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/27/03 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers and 1 funeral notice today: Ed Wood ('62), Jake Tate ('66WB) Janice Riese ('67), Brad Upton ('74) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ellen Bohringer Kuklinski ('66) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ed Wood ('62) Re: Flying W Ranch To: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) You dont quite have it right, Helen. Parents dont enjoy the Flying W Ranch as adults - we all regress to becoming children when we go to the Flying W Ranch. Its so reminiscent of some of the fun meals and camp fire stories, etc. at YMCA and Scout camp when we were growing up. The only difference is that they serve coffee at the Flying W, rather than hot chocolate! Im glad you enjoyed it, and were sorry we missed you when you are in our home state. Janice and I are having a wonderful time in the Central Coast of California now, camping at Morrow Bay. We get a chance for beach walking that is one of the pleasures we miss, living in the mountains. -Ed Wood ('62) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jake Tate ('66WB) Re: Flying W Ranch dinner To: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) It is a small world. My wife, Barbara, and I had dinner at the Flying W about a week ago while visiting our oldest son's family in Colorado Springs. We took the whole bunch--grand kids and all! We had a great time--in spite of the rain--and we, too, really enjoyed the show afterwards! We also took in Cave of the Winds, Garden of the Gods, the Professional Rodeo Hall of Fame, and even made it to the mining town of Cripple Creek where the elevation was just a few feet short of 10,000 feet! We also spent a day at Six Flags in Denver. Our son, Glynn, is a major in the Air Force at Cheyenne Mountain. We got to tour the Mountain, too! There was lots to go and see in the Colorado Springs area. And it sure is beautiful! You look right out on Pike's Peak from our kids' deck. It only there weren't so-o-o-o many people there! I believe you may know my older brother, Terry ('62). -Jake Tate ('66WB) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Janice Riese Blaisdell ('67) To: Judy Moyers Lash ('67) Happy Birthday Judy! Last time I was in Richland, I found your number, called but never got a hold of you. It has been many, many years since High School and midnight Mass the Christmas after graduation, but I do think of you often. Hope all is well in your life. Would love to hear from you sometime. -Janice Riese Blaisdell ('67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Brad Upton ('74) To: BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) and Mike Davis ('74) Let me rephrase my question: Hey Mike, how long have your cousins in Arkansas been married to each other? I forgot the "to each other" part. I'm sure the Gore family tree doesn't provide much shade with those limited branches. BTW, I just got back from Soddy, TN where, for the first time in my life, I met people named Upton that I was related to... uh, I guess I should quit making fun of your people. -Brad Upton ('74) ******************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Funeral Notice scanned from the TCHerald by Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) >>Roger Hexum ('60) ~ 8/17/41 - 7/21/03 *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/28/03 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers and 1 Bomber Mom: Loretta Ostboe ('55), Lola Heidlebaugh ('60) Gayle Dunn ('62), Jo Heidlebaugh ('74) BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Laura Dean Kirby ('55) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sharon McDermott Bruce ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Yesterday (7/27): Max Sutton ('57) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Loretta Ostboe Fraser ('55) To: Dick Harris ('49) My daughter Tina Fraser Simpkin ('79) and I traveled to Norway in 2001... did you get to go into their undersea tunnels -- new in the last few years... it's quite an experience. They have one connecting the north islands (Hamnvik, where I had ancestors. And one near Stavanger). We have living relatives there also, they showed us a WONDERFUL TIME, even the ones up north who spoke no English!! (We took my second cousins with us there to translate!). -Loretta Ostboe Fraser ('55) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Lola Heidlebaugh Bowen ('60) and Jo Heidlebaugh ('74) Re: Portland/Vancouver Bomber 2003 PICNIC All Bombers & Spouses are welcome! DATE: Sunday, August 3, 2003 VISIT TIME: 10:00 a.m. COOKING AT: 12:00 Noon WHERE: Battle Ground Lake State Park NOTE: $5 parking fee per car DIRECTIONS: FOOD: Please bring a side dish - hamburgers, hot dogs, beverages & paper goods will be provided. (so we know how many to plan for) Bring your annuals and your memories. -Lola Heidlebaugh Bowen ('60) and Jo Heidlebaugh ('74) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gayle Dunn Sutton ('62) Happy Birthday to my hubby of so many years - Max Sutton ('57). He is 60 something today, the 27th, and I have enjoyed my entire association and marriage to him. Best of life to you, Sweetie. -Gayle Dunn Sutton ('62) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) uh yeah Brad....Soddy??? Arkansas is a beautiful state and most of the people are normal. By the way folks to set the record straight I don't really know of any cousins there who are married... but you can run into strange things there. One place we went by had pigs running around in the yard for pets and they weren't Pot bellies either... big OL' PIGS.... Hey, Mike, what did they call the Dairy Queen? I can't remember. It a dry county there in DeQueen too but there are stills in the hills and Okie border is about 7 miles from there where the alcohol beverages are plentiful. Wal*Mart is the meeting place and the streets roll up at sundown. The folks would give you the shirt off their backs but hold a grudge forever. Interesting place Brad, you should play there sometime, uh maybe not. With your tongue-in-cheek humor about the south you might be tarred and feathered and run out of town. What do you think, Mike? Sheila went with us, you know, and for some reason she said it was her last trip to the lovely state of Arkansas. -BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/29/03 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Jack Moorman ('54), Jim Andersen ('61) Bob Mattson ('64), Jeff Michael ('65) Kevin Kelly ('66) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Vern L. McGhan ('49) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Tom Hughes ('56) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jack Moorman ('54) To: Brad Upton ('74) Brad, Was that place you went to in Tennessee Soddy or Soddy Daisy? We have relatives in Soddy Daisy and they are pretty civilized. They moved there from California. However, when we visited there a couple of years ago, we did see some amazing things. -Jack Moorman ('54) ~ Waco, TX - where it's hot ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jim Andersen ('61) Brad Upton ('74) and I talked a few weeks ago... I told him I have been living in Soddy-Daisy, TN for 17 years now and we love it there. Have seen some Uptons in the phone book... Brad's dad and I worked together at federal electric in 1967. Soddy-Daisy is 15 minutes from downtown Chattanooga. Anyone visiting come see us. I am the only andersen in the book. jim [1961] -Jim Andersen ('61) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob Mattson ('64) Ho Hum. The world is stopping for the first Krispy Kreme outlet in Oregon. The grand opening for the greater Portland area will kick off tomorrow morning at 5:30 am, and remain open for the next dozen years. The machine can only put out 220 dozen an hour, so they will truck some down from the Seattle area to chum up the feeding frenzy. I guess I'll have to try one sometime, maybe in a few years after the panic is over. One of the nice things about living in the foothills of the Cascades is that no matter how hot it gets during the day, it seems to cool down enough to sleep. I checked out the temps in Richland, and I don't miss that heat at all. I remember the tracks my J.C. Higgins English racer tires left in the tar that oozed up through the gravel streets as I headed for the big pool. Later, -Bob Mattson ('64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jeff Michael ('65) Re: Bombers Beware To: All Bombers on I-5 and in the Tri-Cities... Beware... the 14 foot U-Haul with the AZ plate on the back is really DJ Jeff heading north. The cute little girl beside me is my Grand daughter, so no wise cracks!! We're totin' the first load of "stuff" for the new, as yet not located, homestead. Got a gig Saturday afternoon, so maybe some of you will be there. See ya. -DJ Jeff Michael ('65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Kevin Kelly ('66) Fw: Mars in August - to be seen close to Earth Never again in your lifetime will the Red Planet be so spectacular! This month and next, Earth is catching up with Mars, an encounter that will culminate in the closest approach between the two planets in recorded history. The next time Mars may come this close is in 2287. Due to the way Jupiter's gravity tugs on Mars and perturbs its orbit, astronomers can only be certain that Mars has not come this close to Earth in the last 5,000 years but it may be as long as 60,000 years. On August 27, Mars will come within 34,649,589 miles and will be (next to the moon) the brightest object in the night sky. It will attain a magnitude of -2.9 and will appear 25.11 arc seconds wide. At a modest 75- power magnification Mars will look as large as the full moon to the naked eye. Mars will be easy to spot. At the beginning of August, Mars will rise in the east at 10pm and reach its azimuth at about 3am But by the end of August when the two planets are closest, Mars will rise at nightfall and reach its highest point in the sky at 12:30am. That's pretty convenient when it comes to seeing something that no human has seen in recorded history. So mark your calendar at the beginning of August to see Mars grow progressively brighter and brighter throughout the month. Share with your friends, children and grandchildren. No one alive today will ever see this again! -Kevin Kelly ('66) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/30/03 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers sent stuff: Anna May Wann ('49), Ron Wodehouse ('56), Tom Hughes ('56) Jim House ('63), Carol Boyd ('72WB), Diane Carpenter ('72) Ruth Headrick ('77) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marti Jo Drewery Shipman ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Carol Boyd Breckenfeld ('72WB) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Diane Hartley ('72) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ann Thompson, aka Anna May Wann ('49) To: Kevin Kelly ('66) Re: Mars in August Thanks for the wonderful information. I will pass it on to all of my friends lets hope our necks don't get too stiff looking up for a whole month. -Ann Thompson, aka Anna May Wann ('49) ~ Where we will be hot in Bothell today, but not as hot as the Tri-Cities thank goodness. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ron Wodehouse ('56) To: Tracey Horne Scadden ('78WB) Guilty as charged. Yes my Mom was known to all my friends as Sally. She was a good Mom to all of us. She especially liked Gene, Fred, Sidney, Bill, Duane and etc. Some how I never figured in there with them? I never figured that one out. My friends were treated better than me. What are Gene and Carol doing in Vegas? That's a hot place to be... in more ways than one. The Mafia I could believe with your dad but not Carol. -Ron Wodehouse ('56) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Tom Hughes ('56) Re: Richland trip We made a quick trip over to Richland this last week. Took the motor home and intended to spend the night in town somewhere. As I rode into town and started to take the left onto Lee Blvd I stopped up short. Don't think I can get the beast through that crazy looking circle. Headed for the Spudnut Shop for the mandatory Spudnut fix. Headed up toward the high school and came across a wading pool where the old big pool used to be. Old timers of Richland must feel a sense of shame for allowing that little puddle to be built anywhere near where the "Big Pool" stood. We have a bigger pool in our local YMCA and it is indoors. After contending with the crowds for the boat races we decided to head out. Swung by the Spudnut shop and picked up their last few Spudnuts and headed for home. Three days later those Spudnuts tasted better than anything Krispy Kream ever made. Hope to get back over there again soon. Hopefully for Club 40. -Tom Hughes ('56) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jim House ('63) Re: Six week Reunion I just returned from my third recent trip to Washington completing my six week reunion. The first trip was for the Gold Medal Class of '63's 40th, the second was a three week trip by RV to introduce the wife and dog to Bomberville, and this weekend to Olympia to compete in the Washington Senior games. Of course all three trips included basketball games with Ray Stein ('64). Mrs. House is a bit concerned about all of that. The last trip capped it off. As the non-stop flight from Houston was approaching Seattle, the young man seated beside me, kept asking where I was from and why I was traveling. I finally said I had graduated from Richland High School. He blurted out "You're a Bomber" just as we approached the runway. I said "Yes" after the passengers and crew seemed not to be alarmed. It turns the nice young man was from a mixed Tri-City marriage, his mom was a Lion and his dad was a Bomber (Dan Panther?). This Saturday Ray and I were together for the first time on a team that finished higher than third in a Washington State tourney. The details are not important. Although I can report, that despite a back injury, Ray was up to his typical performance in several events. I won't embarrass Ray with the specifics, but seeing him with all those medals at the awards ceremonies was reminiscent of Mark Spitz at the Munich Olympics in '72. The most memorable moment in the basketball games for me was a loose ball that rolled around in the key for about 10 seconds because no one would (could) bend over to pick it up. No more floor burns on these lily white knees - sorry, Art. I concluded my trip by going to the University district in Seattle to revisit the site of my year as a Husky pup 39 years ago. As I drove there I was trying to decide whether to have a greasy cheeseburger at Hasty Tasty or a double pepperoni at Pizza Haven. But No! Neither establishment was there. Even if out of business, I had hoped Hasty Tasty would have been designated a "National Historical Site", right Huskies? As I walked up one side of University Avenue and down the other I saw some places that sold pizza by the slice (why?) but with stuff on it that was not in my mother's garden. And what about all those other little shops selling (food?) from dozens of different countries, several that did not exist when Mr. Wheeler was teaching geography at RHS. My final disappointment was a visit the apartment on the Avenue I shared with John Sonderland ('62). Although the repairs we requested in '64 were still not completed, I did notice they filled in the swimming pool and placed sod over it. Maybe Jimmy Hoffa is in there. In any case, kids living there can no longer dive into the pool from the third floor. I guess I was a Jackass before my time. Like the old days, a kid on the Avenue actually asked if I "could spare a quarter". I wanted to ask what for? or does the UW Business school consider inflation? I used my Houston training and avoided eye contact and moved on without asking. I did not smell that aroma of the '60s, but I did notice a lot people on the Avenue whose eyes and noses exhibited symptoms of allergies. Finally, it looks like some of the bumper stickers from the '60s are being recycled in Seattle. After this nostalgic visit, I concluded I don't belong on the left side of Washington and exited quietly. -Jim House ('63) ~ Houston, TX (The "For Sale" sign goes up Friday) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Carol Boyd Breckenfeld ('72WB) To: Diane Hartley ('72) I just want to wish you a Happy Birthday. If memory serves me, you and I share the same birthday..7-30-54. Hope it's a good one for you. -Carol Boyd Breckenfeld ('72WB) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Diane Carpenter Kipp ('72) To: Kevin Kelly ('66) Re: Mars Kevin, Thank you so much for the information - that is really cool. You mentioned specific times - is it the same time no matter what part of the country we're in? (If that sounds incredibly ignorant, oh well.) Will the view be particularly different if we're in a further area of the country, like say Hawaii? (We're taking our children and my Mom on our first trip ever there, last week of August) Thank you for sharing with us. -Diane Carpenter Kipp ('72) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Searched on and found this UW site... says the closest is 8/27/03 at 2:51am PDT: And:] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ruth Headrick Keeley ('77) Re: Help! need a picture We are in need of a picture of the gas station that stood between Lee Blvd and The Desert Inn (currently the Red Lion) (most commonly known as the Hanford House) Ernie's printing was next door or very close by. Prior to 1950? Can anyone help? Thank you in advance. -Ruth Headrick Keeley ('77) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/31/03 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 9 Bombers and 1 funeral notice today: Jan Booth ('54), Lola Heidlebaugh ('60) Patti Jones ('60), Mike Brady ('61) Anita Cleaver ('63), Patty de la Bretonne ('65) Don Andrews ('67), Marcia Wade ('67) Diane Carpenter ('72) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jerry Boyd ('52) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Allan Cross ('59) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jan Booth Platt ('54) To: Jeannine Willis ('54) Sorry Jeannine, but I seem to have lost your e-mail address. If you would send me another note I promise to get back to you this time. -Jan Booth Platt ('54) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Lola Heidlebaugh Bowen ('60) and Jo Heidlebaugh ('74) Re: Portland/Vancouver Bomber 2003 PICNIC All Bombers & Spouses are welcome! DATE: Sunday, August 3, 2003 VISIT TIME: 10:00 a.m. COOKING AT: 12:00 Noon WHERE: Battle Ground Lake State Park NOTE: $5 parking fee per car DIRECTIONS: FOOD: Please bring a side dish - hamburgers, hot dogs, beverages & paper goods will be provided. (so we know how many to plan for) Bring your annuals and your memories. -Lola Heidlebaugh Bowen ('60) and Jo Heidlebaugh ('74) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) Re: Puget Sound Area/Fife luncheon No reservations necessary! If you would like you can email me you will be at the luncheon. DATE: August 10, 2003 COFFEE TIME: 11:30 P.M. LUNCH TIME: 12:30 p.m. WHERE: Fife Bar and Grill In between Goodyear Tire and Day's Inn PHONE: (253) 922-9555 ADDRESS: 3025 Pacific Hwy E., Fife, WA I-5 North, Exit 136 B (Port of Tacoma) I-5 South Exit, 136 Turn left on Pacific Hwy. E. PRICE: Price range $10.00 - $14.50 includes drink and tip All Bomber Spouses and Friends are welcome! -Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) ~ Browns Point, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Brady ('61) Please Jim House ('63), no political speeches...Living on the left side of Washington and loving it... -Mike Brady ('61) ~ Seattle, WA - where it has been hot, hot, hot! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Anita Cleaver Heiling ('63) Re: My parents Anyone out there with words of wisdom/ encouragement/comfort re: aging parents and assisted living? We finally talked my dad into moving into Alterra two weeks ago and he hates it. He says there's nothing but "old crippled people" living there (my dad is 90). Has anyone else gone through this adjustment with their parents? I know it's hard for anyone to give up their home but he really needs every day help. -Anita Cleaver Heiling ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patty de la Bretonne ('65) To: Ruth Headrick, Call Ernie. I think they might have a pic that includes the gas station. Best regards, -Patty de la Bretonne '65 in Seattle where it's really hot! (for us) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Don Andrews ('67) Re: Night Golf Watching the golf match on Monday night between Tiger & Ernie and Sergio & Phil brought back fond memories of a unique experience that I am sure a few Bombers out there have had. Playing golf under the lights at Sham-Na-Pum golf course and not just the par 3 course. I played many times on the nine holes that were lit. I can't remember if it was the front nine or the back nine but teeing it up on a par 5; 500 yard hole at 11:30pm, yes night time. The mosquitoes added at least one extra stroke to each hole but it was great. May your drive be straight and your putts be true. Bomber Cheers -Don Andrews ('67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Marcia Wade Hausenbuiller ('67) Re: Remembering To: Jim House ('63) & Tom Hughes ('56) Boy, I can relate to what you guys mentioned in 'travels thru time' in Richland! And I even live back in the old stomping grounds of Bomberville! Didn't like our 'traffic circle', Tom? Neither do many of us!!! But it catches us up with the little (in the olden days at least), Kennewick. Only difference is, theirs serves a reasonable purpose--ours is just a nuisance and a royal pain. And the new wading pool! Makes me want to cry, so I won't look at it at all. Look straight ahead or to the east as I drive down Swift to church! At least the Roller Rink and Tastee Freeze are still where they're supposed to be and functioning as they should! But we now have a pool that isn't big enough to hold all the kids in the neighborhood, let alone all the kids in town in these days of 107 heat. (My grandson's day camp has their swimming days out of town to be sure they're not turned away from swim time due to over crowding!) Ah well, progress. . . . . . Glad you guys made it back for visits at least, and glad there's still a few old places still up and running, like the Spudnut Shop! -Marcia Wade Hausenbuiller ('67) ~ from sweltering, but generally green, Bomberville! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [The WeatherBug on my task bar, it was 115 in Okanogan County yesterday! Was Richland that hot? -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Diane Carpenter Kipp ('72) To: Tom Hughes ('56) What? Are you saying the Big Pool no longer exists? What happened? Where do the kids swim now? I'm in shock. The Big Pool is one of my most significant childhood/youth memories. That reminds me, I just heard that some old original tri-plexes (I think) that are on GWWay, just north of the fire station, are going to be demolished soon. This is really too bad. -Diane Carpenter Kipp ('72) ******************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Funeral Notice scanned from the TCHerald by Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) >>Coy Leonard McInturf ('72???) ~ 10/8/54 - 7/21/03 *************************************** *************************************** That's it for the month. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` June, 2003 ~ August, 2003