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16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 ******************************************** ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/01/03 ALUMNI SANDSTORM 5-YEAR ANNIVERSARY TODAY ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 14 Bombers sent stuff: Dick Harris ('49), Karol Brimhall ('56) Barb Isakson ('58), Ed Borasky ('59) John Brown, Jr. ('61), Ed Quigley ('62) Fred Schafer ('63), Marilyn Swan ('63) Gary Behymer ('64), Linda Reining ('64) Ben Jacobs ('69), Diane Hartley ('72) Elizabeth Mcallister ('78), Kim Edgar ('79) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ann Engel Schafer ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dennis Haskins ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kim Edgar Leeming ('79) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: MaryAnn Weiland Turner ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** ALUMNI SANDSTORM 5-YEAR ANNIVERSARY TODAY Gary Started it!!!!! ********* DATE SENT: 8/1/98 FROM: Gary Behymer (64) TO: All Bombers RE: Houses That Hanford Built I believe these to be the actual cost to the government to build each house. Type # Year Built Cost A 408 1943-1945 ? B 520 1943-1945 ? C 85 1950-1951 ? D 8 1943-1945 $11,570 E 84 1943-1945 $ 9,535 F 250 1943-1945 $10,562 G 8 1943-1945 $ 9,220 H 250 1943-1945 $ 9,220 K 60 1950-1951 $11,768 L 44 1943-1945 $11,733 M 25 1943-1945 $12,191 Q 143 1948-1949 $12,608 R 146 1948-1949 $13,580 S 19 1948-1949 $16,049 T 5 1948 ? U 110 1947 $ 7,941 V 340 1947 $ 9,689 Y 950 1948-1949 $ 9,704 Z 50 1948-1949 $10,755 Prefabs 1-BR 150 1944-1946 ? 2-BR 675 1944-1946 ? 3-BR 517 1944-1946 ? Where did you live? -Gary Behymer ('64) ***************** ...and the Alumni Sandstorm as been going strong ever since... 1874 issues (unconfirmed count). Thank you, Bombers! On with today's issue... -Maren ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dick Harris ('49) To: Loretta Ostboe Fraser ('55) Nice of you to ask about our trip to Norway. We didn't go to Stavanger, nor see the undersea tunnels, you mention. I wish we had time to do so. Perhaps we can on the next trip! Since we had only two weeks and my daughter and son-in-law had never been to London, we took a couple of days, there to start. We then flew out of Stanstead Airport on RyanAir to Oslo, which is very reasonable and offers frequent flights. We booked a fine hotel near the Railroad Station in Oslo, which proved to be very convenient to other attractions of the city, Resistance Museum, Parks, other museums, etc. We booked the "Norway in a Nutshell" tour, that takes one from Oslo to Bergen. It started on the train from Oslo to Myrdahl. We then transferred to another special train, called Flmsbana (a train) down considerable elevation to Flm, on the fjord. The train had six braking systems on it! There, we boarded the ferry that took us on a horseshoe shaped fjord to Gudvangen, where we boarded a bus. The bus took us back up a twisting by scenic road to the mainline of the railway, again, at different town of Voss. At this point, we boarded the mainline train on westward to Bergen on the westerly coast. Each leg of the Norway in a nutshell offered unique and special scenery. Waterfalls seem to come from a myriad of sources or out of nowhere. On one occasion on the downhill train trip, it stopped and everyone got off to view the waterfall. This one was of tremendous height and breadth, as it meandered down the mountain to a point immediately in front of us. Music was playing and it seemed to orchestrated with the falling water. Then, suddenly, up many hundreds of feet above, we saw a lady in silhouette, appear from behind a rock. She did a dance to the music background and one had to almost pinch oneself, to realize that this scene was real. The beauty of Norway is amazing and difficult for an old stodgy former engineer to describe, but for any who haven't had the privilege of visiting, we would recommend it! We then spent three nights in Bergen sampling many sights of the area before renting a car to return to the Oslo vicinity. Actually, we drove over one of Norway's better highways, through many tunnels (including supposedly the longest passenger tunnel in the world). The road narrows in many places and the speed limit is 80 km/hr. (about 48 mph) most of the way. Don't expect many freeways in Norway! We had hoped to go to Stavanger, but to make time, we were warned that that isn't the way to go; so, we didn't. However, the way we went was very scenic. We obviously were very lucky with the weather, encountering no rain the whole two weeks, except for a short shower in London, and what would London be without some rain! We visited the small city of Skien, south and a bit west of Oslo. Since it was the birthplace of my wife's grandparents, it meant much to her to visit this area. We didn't have time to take the 18 lock trip on the Telemark Canal from Skien, so we opted for a shorter trip through one lockage and down the river and eventually into the fjord and return. We found a delightful new hotel in the Best Western chain, right on the water that was most convenient. Our dentist's uncle and aunt greeted us in their jewelry shop and on my inquiry took me to meet a local Rotarian, their friend the town photographer. Although very busy, since his daughter was on holiday and he was holding forth alone, he shut the place down and insisted on taking me to see where his Rotary Club meets, the following evening. He wanted to make sure I knew where it me, as he would not be attending that evening. So, I attended the local Rotary club meeting, which turned out to be a combining of the three local club in the summer, as many are on holiday. The twin-spired church (the Lutheran faith, what else) in Skien is a special attraction and accounted for many of my photographs. After three nights in the hotel, we motored northwest to Oslo, turned-in the car and boarded the train for Stockholm and Sweden. The trip is beautiful, but not as spectacular as Norway. The hills are all green and lush, but you don't see the tremendous changes in elevation and you see lots and lots of agriculture! Stockholm is built on an archipelago of 14 islands, connected by 54 bridges, as I remember it. There is lots to see and experience and we experienced much in the way of museums, parks, water tours, bus tours, etc., and lots of convenient walking! Gamla Stan, or Stockholm's "Old Town," is vibrant with hundreds of shops with typical tourist shopping for crystal, etc. I noticed the carry-on luggage seemed to increase in weight about this time. A special Rotarian friend, a Past District Governor from Uppsala, picked up Bonnie and me for the day on a Sunday. She drove us to Uppsala, her city, where we were shown some of the city's sights. We visited the Lutheran Cathedral, the State Church of Sweden, which is a magnificent piece of architecture in the Gothic style. We visited a number of historical sights, including ancient mounds, some of which have had archeological diggings, revealing centuries old relics. We drove through much of Uppsala's very old University and saw the surgical teaching laboratory, that is very, very old. They couldn't use normal cadaver for teaching purposes, but were allowed to utilize the bodies of deceased prisoners. Uppsala University Hospital has had great success in research and treatment of various forms of dementia and particularly, Alzheimer's Disease, which is of particular interest to both Bonnie and me, because of family members lost from this dreaded disease. So, that was most interesting for us! We had lunch in a wonderful little restaurant in a city park. Our friend, Burgitta's, Rotary District includes a portion of Russia, in addition to her part of Sweden. I first met her in San Antonio at an International Convention a couple of years ago, at a meeting on Rotary in Russia. Her district includes Moscow, in addition to the smaller city of Troitsk, where Wenatchee Rotary has an ongoing matched club relationship. So, I have worked with her and her Rotarians on several projects. We had planned to take the train back to Stockholm, but she insisted on taking us to the smaller city, south of Stockholm, where we had planned to meet our family at a hotel, and be ready to board RyanAir for London the next day! Once again, I recommend that every family have at least one airline employee in it. The upgrade to business class both ways across the Atlantic for the five of us was most welcome! Again, nice of you to comment on our trip to Norway and I'm ready to go again! -Dick Harris ('49) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Karol Brimhall Smith ('56) With this HOT weather and the comments bemoaning the loss of George Prout Swimming Pool, I wonder if anyone else remembers the old (really old) pool that was in Howard Amon Park. When you wanted to cool off, all you had to do was to go take a dip in that pool. The water was chlorinated but unheated, and came right out of the Columbia. And it was cold! I remember being so pleased when I was about 8 and taught myself how to do the dead man's float. That was in the real olden days. -Karol Brimhall Smith ('56) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Barbara Isakson Rau ('58) Class of '58 Luncheon is this Sunday, August 3rd at 1:00 at the West Richland Golf Course. Were is the summer going! Bring your papers and money and picture for the Reunion if you would like to get that done then too. Bomber Cheers -Barbara Isakson Rau ('58) P.S. I have to Thank Carol Rose and now Judy Rollison Anderson for the reminder calls, Not doing this all by myself, Glen! Thank You for your Thank You's ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ed Borasky ('59) Re: Krispy Kremes Suck A Krispy Kremes just opened in Clackamas. Last night, my boss happened to be over there and went through the line to get two boxes, which he brought to work today. Well ... I ate one. They truly suck; maybe they're better warm, but then, so are other donuts. Spudnuts Rule!! -Ed Borasky ('59) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: John Browne, Jr. ('61) Re: In Pursuit of excellence To Ray Stein ('64) Reading (via Jim House's ('63) well-crafted expository prose) of your latest efforts to stay in shape (for dancing?.. why not?), I was reminded of my first impressions of your athletic skills, publicly exhibited. You were 8, & the youngest player in the HAMTC franchise. I don't remember if you ever got a hit, but I do recall our coach Dale Currie, encouraging you to develop a crouching style while batting; & you got on base a lot! You were definitely his 'pinch hitter of choice' whenever we were up against one of those guys who 'hurled' the ball real fast, without a great deal of fine control- Danny Klepper & Jim Green come to mind. (Doyle Ehl, on the other hand, had pretty good control, even at 11... hey, he was a Pitcher!) Guess I missed your glory years at Col-Hi, & beyond; but the glimmer was there, even at age 8. Keep it up, buddy! To: Jim House ('63) It's true- no "Hasty Tasty" midnight greaseball burgers, no Harry's Meatball Emporium, no Aggie's Hook & Ladder... sigh. Burgermaster's hangin' in there, over in U Village, though... & if they ever 'daylight' Ravenna Creek (which runs under the parking lot) I'd show up to eat there, every Autumn, when the salmon are running. (Can you imagine a better shopping draw than "Come on down & watch the silvers comin' home, while the wife shops at Anthropologie!.." (or one of those other places that sells clothes imported from countries that didn't exist in the days before paved-over salmon streams). Yeah, I'd go- just to watch... You know, the view of Home from, say, the North Pole, really alters one's perspective- everywhere is South (calling to mind that old spiritual "In Christ there is No East or West"). Good luck moving the house, Jim! Maybe some new NASAns will be doing some shopping in your neighborhood. (Wow!.. thinking about Hamtec took me back to one of Mr. Currie's conundrums-- he had 2 candidates for 2nd base- me & Craig Guse ('61RIP)- both lefties, with birthdays 2 days apart! Talk about Nature imitating Real Life!) ^..^ -JHBrowne, Jr. ('61) ~ Vashon Island, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ed Quigley ('62) To Ruth Headrick Keeley ('77) Ruth, If you can locate someone who knows either Jimmy Smith ('59) or Vicki Smith ('63)... there's probably a picture there, of the station 'from about '62 - '65, when Jimmy owned that station! Good luck, as I've been looking for either of them for the last year or two... -Ed Quigley ('62) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Fred Schafer ('63) Happy 39th Birthday, Ann... hope you have at least 39 more. You are the wind beneath my wings. I am taking you to dinner tonight at 7pm... not McDonalds this year. -Fred Schafer ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Marilyn Swan Beddo ('63) To: Anita Cleaver Heiling ('63) Re: Assisted Living Anita, I know we have mentioned our aging parents in our personal emails recently. So hope this little bit of comfort will help you. I know how you are feeling, it is especially hard for those of us who do not live in the same area that they do. It is very hard for them at first, as it would be for any of us to "be put out of our comfort zones" so to say. My mom has been in assisted living at Tri-Cities Retirement Inn in Pasco now for about 9 months. At first she was very unhappy & found something wrong with everything there, but as time has progressed she is very content, has made new friends & really feels at home there. I hope that as time goes by your dad will decide he likes it there at Alterra. Most of these assisted living homes offer all kinds of day trips & activities, it is just finding some way to stir their interest in them. He may get acquainted with some new friends or even reacquainted with of the people that he once worked with. And my goodness, 90 years old & still in relatively good health, that's great! Hope that there are others who can share some of their information with you to help alleviate some of your anxiety about this. It is hard and so many of us are having to be almost "parents" to our parents. So you are not alone by any means! -Marilyn Swan Beddo ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gary Behymer ('64) Any of you 'older' basketball players remember Darrel Olson? WSU 1963? He played basketball for U of Idaho, Lewis & Clark State College & WSU (Harshman). He stopped by the office today. -Gary Behymer ('64) ~ Happy in downtown Colfax, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda Reining ('64) To: Classes of the '40s, '50s, and '60s Do you remember the Dick and Jane books that we learned to read in? I was in Wal*Mart tonight, and they had the complete series in one big book, was only $9.95, so had to buy it! Couldn't resist showing my grand kids how I learned to read! -Linda Reining ('64) ~ Bakersfield, CA - we had a horrible thunder, rain, and lightning storm this afternoon---along with 99,,,felt like we were in a sauna! Parts of town were without power for over 5 hours... mine stayed on, thank goodness, too hot and muggy to be without air conditioning! They are predicting another lightning/thunder storm for tonight! At least we are below triple digits... had 15 straight days of over 100 weather!!! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ben Jacobs ('69) Re: Richland National Little League All-Stars Congratulations to the Richland National League All-Stars who won the Washington State Championship (for 12 year olds) last Saturday in Woodinville. They are the first Richland little league team to ever win the state championship. They are now known as the Washington State team and will play in the regionals at San Bernardino starting Sunday, August 3 at 9:30am against Alaska. They are in pool play and will be playing for about 10 days with the winner going to the world series in Williamsport, PA. In order to get to state they had to win a 22 team district tournament in Naches, and then won the 10 team state coming thru the losers bracket. They are only the fourth Richland National team to go to state. All of the boys on the team will be 7th graders at Carmichael and will attend Richland High. -Ben Jacobs ('69) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Diane Hartley ('72) To: Vicki Owens ('72) Hi Vicki, This is a late note but I did not have any way of getting a hold of you. I am so sorry about your mother's death, and just wanted to let you know you and your family are in my thoughts, Hope all is going ok for you. I saw the 4-sale sign on the house... I hope everything works out for the best. -Diane Hartley ('72) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Elizabeth Mcallister Loosmore ('78) To: Anita Cleaver Heiling ('63) It is so hard to go though this with your father, I know and there is no simple answer. My father wanted to go home until the day he died, he always said that he wanted to go home to 1108 Elm. When he did pass away all I could think of was that he was finally home. He hated where he was. Your father is lucky to be in such a nice place, nursing homes are a very hard thing for the children to deal with. My mother on the other hand is very happy where she is. I wonder if your father would or does get into the activities that are offered, there are a lot of things to do every day... It is so hard to give up all you worked for all your life... and that is where he is right now... I guess all you can do is remind him that the house is just too big for just him and he needs to be somewhere that he can get help if he needs things. A lot of the people are just fine at Altera... there is just one hall that has people that need more help... I wish I could tell you something that would help. It WILL more than likely take him quite a while until he accepts his new home, so all you can do is be patient and it is so very, very hard. Good luck. -Elizabeth Mcallister Loosmore ('78) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Kim Edgar Leeming ('79) Re: Medical Information & Insurance Co. I knew Auto Insurance companies shared information regarding claims, then about six months ago I found out that they also share information on claims regarding homes. You could buy a home and end up paying high premiums because of prior claims from the previous homeowner, i.e.; water damage. Last night I was watching King5 news [Seattle] and found out that the Insurance Companies also share medical information. If you'd like to know what's in your file, you can go to their website: It was recommended on the news to check it, the report may have outdated information that can result in denial of disability or life insurance. If the information is incorrect, supposedly, your Doctor can write a letter stating you no longer have a certain condition and are healed and request it be taken off, i.e.: neck injury. Why doesn't this surprise me? Bomber Cheers! -Kim Edgar Leeming ('79) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/02/03 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 19 Bombers, 1 Colt, and 1 NAB sent stuff: Kay Weir ('37 Colt), Dick McCoy ('45) Bob Harman ('51), Marilyn DeVine ('52) Millie Finch ('54), Wynell Williams ('55) Dwain Mefford ('56), Tom Hughes ('56) Lola Heidlebaugh ('60), Helen Cross ('62) Anita Cleaver ('63), Leoma Coles (63) Sharon McDermott ('63), Dennis Hammer ('64) Ray Stein ('64), Susan Baker ('64) Patty de la Bretonne ('65), Stu Osborn ('71) Jo Heidlebaugh ('74), Rachal Rudd ('77) Monty Gregg (NAB - Not A Bomber) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dennis Strege ('71) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Kay Weir Fishback ('37 Colt) Re: The house we didn't ever live in The first house I lived in in Richland was the farm house my parents bought when they moved to Washington. It's too long and involved how they decided to do that. But anyway they bought a fruit farm. When the Hanford project came along the government bought everybody out... forced sale. People got less than the value of one year's crop for the farms. My folks were getting older and didn't fancy starting over so my dad went to work at Hanford and they rented their own house back. My husband, Les ('34), and I had just gotten married when Pearl Harbor came along and though he was a farmer he got drafted. He owned a farm and was building a house {on what is now Saint Street) but we never got to live in it. When the war was over we planned to buy another farm but in the meantime land prices had gone up so much he decided to go to work at Hanford while we looked for a farm. Land continued to go up and up and he got several promotions and we ended up staying right here. -Kay Weir Fishback ('37 Colt) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dick McCoy ('45) To: Sandstorm ('43. '98) Happy b'day, First life, 60 years Second life, 5 yrs. Maren, you are the greatest. To: Dick Harris ('49) When next we meet, we can discuss our Norway trips. To: Karol Brimhall Smith ('56) Didn't you have a sis graduated in '45 or '46? Dorothy? My mind is slipping, needs recapping. I remember the old pool very well, in fact I intend to mention it in the DustStorm next spring. Yes, it was a bit cold, but I don't remember the chlorine. -Dick McCoy, from the Tin Can Class of '45 Finally, cooler weather in good ol Camano Island, WA ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Picture of the old, old pool] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob Harman ('51) To: Karol Brimhall Smith ('56) Yes, I remember the small pool at Howard Amon park. I remember waiting in line to get in and, I think, each session lasted for only one hour. One thing I recall is that it was at that pool where I had my swim trunks go down to my knees when I dived in to the water! How embarrassing! Picture of the old, old pool Another subject, Karol. I am assuming you are the sister of Pat ('51) and Beverly Brimhall, and I would love to know what has become of both of them. Pat was a classmate of mine and Bev worked with my brother-in-law at AEC. Both were really nice gals. -Bob Harman ('51) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Marilyn "Em" DeVine Dow ('52) Re: A "hot weather" story We were living in a tiny 1 bedroom prefab (we called it our "doll house") on Swift Blvd. Keri and Ray were asleep on their bunks in the bedroom, Sandra was in her crib in the living room. I went outside to sit on our porch step and enjoy the night sounds... crickets, bigger kids calling to each other around the neighborhood, the occasional dog barking... and after a little while, I began to feel chilly so I went inside to get a sweater. It was August, 1960, about 9:20 in the evening. When I went inside for the sweater, I heard the radio announcer say, "It's 106 degrees out." Wow! I wondered how hot it was in the house for me to feel cool in 106 degrees outside! I still wonder! I'm just grateful my children's brains didn't get cooked! To: The moaners and groaners Re: the new pool I've heard it said (didn't BELIEVE it until I'd heard it about 7 times) that the reason the new pool is so small is because the OLDSTERS around here keep voting down anything that will raise their taxes. Can this be true? No!! People of Bomberville don't put themselves before the common good. Or do they? Are they forgetting it's THEIR children, grandchildren and great-grands that will be getting the benefit of a large "oasis" style water facility like the one in Moses Lake? I am disappointed by the new pool. Maybe it's not so bad---maybe it isn't as small as it looks from Swift, just driving by. I don't know: I haven't taken my grandchildren to it, yet. -Marilyn "Em" DeVine Dow ('52) ~ in hot, hot Richland and loving it most of the time. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Millie Finch Gregg ('54) Re: CONGRATULATIONS!! TO: Gary and Maren Thanks so much for the efforts to have this Sandstorm available each day. I know it must be an awesome job and I for one really appreciate it. Thanks again and will see you at Club 40 and catch up on my dues and to share some #1great-grandson pics! Good job you two, To: Karol Brimhall Smith ('56) You are showing our ages, Karol. I remember the little wading pool in Howard Amon Park and how much fun that was. Boy is that a long time ago!!!! To: Dick Grabner and family My heart was saddened today at the passing of another of our classmates, Dick's wife Rosalie Geier Grabner. Dick I hope you and your family know how much we loved her and our hearts ache for you. We are here for you. Next time: -Millie Finch Gregg ('54) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Wynell Williams Fishburne ('55) To: Dick Harris ('49) and Loretta Ostboe Fraser ('55) I enjoyed reading about your trips to Norway as I spent 2 weeks in Norway about 10 years ago and went to most of the places you mentioned and I agree, it is a beautiful country. We did visit the Stavanger area as I had friends living in Byrne so it was especially fun having them take us around. Thanks for the memories! -Wynell Williams Fishburne ('55) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dwain Mefford ('56) To: Karol Brimhall Smith ('56) I remember the old swimming pool very well. What I remember most is that it was so crowded that they limited the amount of time you could be in the pool. On hot days you would wait in line to get in longer than you were allowed in the pool. But it was worth it. -Dwain Mefford ('56) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Picture of the old, old pool] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Tom Hughes ('56) Re: Pools ~ Picture of the old, old pool To: Karol Brimhall Smith ('56) I remember the pool in the park very well. Not only was it cold but it was so small that the kids had to use it in shifts. At least when they replaced it they made it big enough to take care of all of the kids that wanted to use it. I always had a season pass so any time there was nothing else to occupy my time I would throw on the trunks and head for the "Big Pool". After running through the cold water shower coming out of the dressing room I would run and leap into the 5'. If they had just changed the water in the pool the water would be so cold that I would go lay on the cement at the deep end to warm up. After I had gone through the cycle of jumping in to get cooled off and laying in the sun to warm up several times I would head to the low board for some dives and then to the high board and then back to the sun. So many of the friends that I made over the years were made right there at the deep end of the "Big Pool". Friends like Doyle Hankins, Dick Oakes ('57), David Gordon ('55), Vonnie Reed (9'60), Penny Pleiss, Betty Benoliel, and many, many more. It is sad to see that gone. I know the kids of Richland miss it and all it had to offer. -Tom Hughes ('56) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>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. Bring your annuals and your memories. -Lola Heidlebaugh Bowen ('60) and Jo Heidlebaugh ('74) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) Greetings from Grand Mesa Methodist Youth Camp in western Colorado!! Well, I'm almost there, soaring Blood Pressure has forced me to come down out of the l0,000' elevation to consult my dOCTOR via telephone, but armed with more BP medicine, I'm ready to go back up. The camp is in a lovely alpine area with lots of pine trees, a small lovely lake and complete with wild fires. Our first week at camp has been quite an experience. We don't get to interact with the kids much being cooks, just food, and each other, and the directors. But I think we've finally found a supplier who might help, as I'm tired of ordering things, and being told when they get there, oh, we couldn't get this... We will develop a manual for them and leave it for them, as this is ridiculous, no menus, no nothing. Now I'll know how to cook for 65-125!! To: Jake Tate ('66WB) Tell Terry ('62) hello from me. He and I were in a junior high group of a foursome that used to go on our first dates together!! -Helen Cross Kirk ('62) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Anita Cleaver Heiling ('63) Re: My Dad I want to thank everyone that responded to my email re: my dad. I was overwhelmed with the responses and it was good to know that I'm not alone. I received a lot a of words of encouragement and I sure appreciated it. I spoke to a couple of people that have lived there for over two years and they said it takes awhile to get used to Alterra and then it's really quite nice. That seems to be what I heard most from everyone via Sandstorm, too. Thanks people! -Anita Cleaver Heiling ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Leoma Coles ('63) Happy Birthday Ann Engel Schafer ('63)... it was so fun seeing you at the class reunion this year... take care til we meet again! -Leoma Coles ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Sharon McDermott Bruce ('63) Re: Krispie Kremes Since the subject of Krispie Kremes is up again, I want to say the only ones I like are the Devils food glazed. I do like those but they can keep the others.. -Sharon McDermott Bruce ('63) ~ In hot and sunny San Antonio, TX ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dennis Hammer ('64) To: Anita Cleaver Heiling ('63) Re: Assisted Living I wish that there was something I could say that would help. I wish someone could help me. Moved my mother into assisted living about a year and a half after father died. They had retired to Walla Walla. Just a small house and so almost all of her furniture was able to fit in the new place. At first the place was OK, but she didn't like the food. She is a health food nut, I mean a health food NUT, I mean a HEALTH FOOD NUT. Then after two or three months she got better, and we thought we had moved her too early. Then they reduced the charges because she needed less care. To do that, paperwork had to be filled out showing her medications etc. She thought they were snooping. As time went on she became convinced that they had her room bugged, was drugging and/or poisoning her food. She lost her social security card and was convinced they were going to try to steal her money. I could go on. When they shut down the cafeteria to put in a "juice bar" she wanted to move because they were going to serve liquor. No matter what I would say or do there was/is no way to convince her these things are not true. After the bar thing I moved her to a motel for a week until could get her an apartment. She is doing reasonably well for the last four years but still calls the place she lived "that hell-hole." She is 89. What really worries me is that if she ever again needs assisted living or a nursing home; I know that it will be the same thing all over again. If I have to go through that again for very long, especially the last couple of months, I will need assisted living in a place with rubber walls. Re: Traffic Circles For some reason they seem to have a thing for traffic circles lately. They are talking about building several of them in the Tri-City area. I hope they get it out of their system soon, then maybe we can spend even more money to remove that abomination at the end of Lee street. I guess it was something that looks good in the architect's drawing. To: Maren Re: Picture of the old, old pool I have been saving this picture from the May 12, 2002 Tri-City Herald for when someone mentioned this pool. Karol Brimhall Smith ('56) finally brought it up, so I will send it to you. I will leave it to you figure out how to present it. -Dennis Hammer ('64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ray Stein ('64) Re: 5th Anniversary for Alumni Sandstorm! Has it been that long! We sure have run the gamut of topics and made connections with Bombers everywhere. My mornings on-line with the always on-time Sandstorm couldn't be better. Or said in another way: "Maren, if on, sit I, et. al., never ever even late - i) T'is no finer A.M." When my teenage adversary for computer time asks why I read that 'thing' every day, I say: "No Sandstorm rots DNA, son" LOL Y'ar lap-top spot pal, Ray P.S. My check and I will see you before August fades. -Ray Stein ('64) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ palindrome ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Susan Baker Hoover ('64) This is just a piece of info for all of you who like to travel. Dick Harris ('49) mentioned that they had flown out of Stanstead Airport on Ryanair. My daughter lives just a few miles from that airport. It is located just South of Cambridge and very accessible from London by train. Ryanair is very reasonable. We flew from Lutton on Ryanair to Amsterdam for about $25 round trip. It is a no-frills flight which means you are charged for snacks and drinks, but for a one or two hour flight, who cares. Dick, thank you for telling us about your trip. Such reporting gives the rest of us encouragement and ideas to get out there and explore. One question: Did you or a travel agent book your Ryanair flight ahead of time or did you have to book it once you got to London? -Susan Baker Hoover ('64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patty de la Bretonne ('65) To: Gary Behymer ('64) Which letter of the alphabet is a pre-cut? Every few years somebody tells me but I can't seem to hold it in my mind. We moved from a pre-fab down the street on McPherson to a new pre-cut in 1948 when I was 1. -Patty de la Bretonne '65 in Seattle ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Pre-cuts are "U" (2 bedroom) and "V" (3 bedroom). See a sketch of all the houses at: -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Stu Osborn ('71) Re: Larry Chafin ('71) ~ 4/27/52 - 7/5/03 Below is my Guest book entry left on the Einan's Funeral Home web site for the Chafin family as they continue to morn the loss of their "Big Dog" Chafin, one of the funniest and most respected classmates anyone could hope to have. [I hadn't talked to Larry for some 32 years since graduation but when I learned of his passing on this forum from Vic Marshall ('71), it left me feeling very, very empty... Many prayers go out for his widow, children and family in their time of loss.] "Larry was a respected classmate of mine. He was bigger and stronger than most of us and he demonstrated that physical superiority against his Football and Baseball opponents as a Richland Bomber, class of 1971. Not only did I respect him for his athletic prowess while we attended Columbia High School together but I was flattered when he actually noticed my developing off-road motorcycle riding skills asking me at school about how my races went. (He was never too much of a big shot to talk to us "little people".) I'll always remember him as a good guy that we were all glad who was for us and not against us. We'll miss you Larry. May God bless you and keep you. Your friend, Stu Osborn." Larry's funeral notice is incorrect when it lists the URL of Einan's web site with a hyphen (-). Here's the corrected one: -Stu Osborn ('71) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Rachal Rudd ('77) Re: Searching for Tara Does anyone know what has become of Tara O'Bryan class of '76?????? She was a small & smart and very trendy! She and I were very close in high school and would love to catch up... -Rachal Rudd ('77) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Monty Gregg (spouse) Re: Insurance One of your classmates was talking about insurance and seem to be a little upset so since I'm only a spouse of one of your alumni I thought I could say a couple of things and not be on trouble. I'm the better half *GRIN* of Millie Finch Gregg ('54) and we have had Pemco since '77 and I might add we have all our insurance with them, home owners and auto(3) and are very pleased. In fact we had a letter inserted in one of their mailings explaining that Pemco does not use one's credit report to evaluate their acceptance for a policy. We have had several claims from them, including water damage, with no hassle and prompt payment. Check them out. -Monty Gregg (SHS '49) That's a school in Texas *GRIN* Stanton, TX, home of 3000 friendly people and (a few old sore heads), That really is on a sign coming in to town. *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/03/03 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 8 Bombers, 1 Bomber funeral notice today: Jim Jensen ('50), Tom Hughes ('56) Mary Ray ('61), John Adkins ('62) Jim Hamilton ('63), Karma King ('64) Betti Avant ('69), Dennis Strege ('71) ******************************************** ******************************************** TODAY: Portland/Vancouver Picnic BOMBER CALENDAR: Richland Bombers Calendar Click the event you want to know more about. ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBERS' ANNIVERSARY TODAY: George Horne, aka George Zielinski ('65) & Debra Anne Crane Horne ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY TODAY: 08/03 Larry Noble ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Yesterday: 08/02 Dick Staley ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Yesterday: 08/02 Earl Hall ('70) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jim Jensen ('50) Fifth Anniversary!!!!! Congratulations Maren and Gary. You fill an enormous void in the lives of the Bombers who yearn for what were indeed kinder and gentler days. I'm amazed at the information resources you have amassed and share with those of us having a memory itch to scratch. Great work! Thank you... Re: Pools Seeing the pictures of the "old pool" was great. The people I ran around with called it "the park pool." The "new pool" was the one just down the hill from the high school. Is that still there? [You call it the "new pool"... others call it the "Big Pool"... the new pool/big pool has been REPLACED with a much smaller pool. -Maren] Re: Lewis and Clark I first saw the dugout (boat? canoe?) just a short distance from the parking lot entrance at Lewis & Clark Grade School in 1945. Someone, I believe it may have been Don Fisher ('50) or his brother Jack (who attended the school), told me the dugout had actually belonged to the Lewis and Clark expedition. It was mounted on top of some cross members (wood? concrete?). It was badly weathered, but still offered a clear picture of its original shape, length, etc. Does anyone recall seeing it or has my memory failed me? Re: The 8/2 entry by Marilyn DeVine Dow ('52) For the life of me, Marilyn, I can't picture you in a one-bedroom prefab. Didn't your family live in a ranch house back around '49-'50? You, Sharleen ('50RIP), Marilyn MacLeod ('50), the Coles, Art Martin ('50), a few others (and I) got together several Sunday afternoons and danced on the neat tile floors in the living room of one such ranch house. Did that one belong to your family? It's great that you folks are still living in Richland. Wish my family was. -Jim Jensen ('50) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Tom Hughes ('56) Re: The Big Pool I was talking about the Big Pool with my Mom. She commented that "Yeh, you were a real stud" and proceeded to pull out this picture of me ready to head for the pool. Kind of brought me back to reality. -Tom Hughes ('56) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mary Ray Henslee ('61) Re: Houses That Hanford Built I am not as surprised by how little the government spent on our houses as I am by how little space they gauged we needed to live comfortably. I was shocked when I learned the size of our "R" house. Only 1300 sq. ft. How ever did we survive? It never seemed that small to me at the time, but then again I didn't spend very much time in the house growing up. I was always out running those safe streets. I also didn't have a truck load of toys to clutter my room. Jacks, jump ropes, comic books, marbles, and a doll or two don't take up that much space. Times and people have certainly changed, including us. My first home was 1500 sq. ft. and it seemed unbearably small after the birth of my second child. Progressed to 2600 sq. ft. and managed through the years to fill all closets. I have garage sales from time to time to get rid of stuff, but then I take the money and go buy more stuff. Forced into a smaller place, I now pay for storage because I am not willing to give up any of my stuff. It must have been simpler parents, simpler times, and not knowing the difference that made us happy and content with what little we had. Wish we could still be that way. -Mary Ray Henslee ('61) ******************************************** ******************************************** NOTE about John Adkins' entry: This arrived with a BUNCH of weird characters... I *think* I've got them all converted to the character that John INTENDED, but if not, IT AIN'T MY FAULT. -Maren] ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ >>From: John Adkins ('62) Re: The new George Prout Pool I suppose it was inevitable that the blame for the new little pool would fall to Richland voters. If you consider that, for a moment, you will recognize it is something of a fallacy, though it is true the Richland voters turned down what we considered an outrageously hi bond issue. The City then replaced the old George Prout pool with a mini pool, for what was referred to as funding purposes. Of course they were not "funding challenged" when they put in that "beautiful? traffic circle on Lee Blvd, and closed that access to Howard Amon Park, or built that "lovely new swimming ramp? (oh sorry boat dock) near the "Hanford house?. -John Adkins "62 ~ It's finally cooling off in Richland and Aug 3rd is "baby daughter Lori's Wedding Day. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jim Hamilton ('63) A lot of us thought we knew Jim House ('63), the conscience of all Bombers near and far. At our last reunion, many of the Gold Medal Class of '63, were shocked, SHOCKED, when Jim came out of the closet as a "Hooposexual". It seems that Jim only played basketball as a way to meet Chicks, when we all thought he was shooting baby hooks at 10:00pm so he could avoid them. Few people know of Jim's work with Big Brothers, and his mentoring of young men. I am attaching a picture of Jim and his current charge, a young man of 12 or 13 by appearance. I'm certain that under Jim's tutelage, shooting an occasional basket and sharing his yarns about the Corps, Alaska, Houston and things Weihermiller, the boy will turn out pretty alright. He just makes us all so dang proud. Of course he doesn't call when he's in town, but we can deal with it and not get petty or small. jimbeaux p.s. In Kirkland, where last week I was about ready to book myself a trip back to Camp Eagle to cool off. -Jim Hamilton ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Karma King Yourdan ('64) Re: Gary Behymer's ('64) house list Hi Gary: I noticed that you didn't have the price of a "B" house on the list. I know that when they sold the houses, my folks paid $10,000.00 for ours. It was a little more expensive, because this part of Thayer was considered a prime location. I have the original receipt. Also, I want to wish the Alumni Sandstorm and you a very happy birthday! Great job you and Maren are doing. It is really appreciated. -Karma King Yourdan ('64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Betti Avant ('69) Re: happy anniversary Congratulations to the Alumni Sandstorm on your 5th anniversary. May there many, many more in the years to come. Once I found the sight I have been "hooked" ever since. Keep up the good work to all involved with it. -Betti Avant ('69) ~ Goodland, KS - where it is supposed to "cool off" today (the 90's if we are lucky) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dennis Strege ('71) Happy Birthday (August 2) to Earl Hall ('70) and Dick Staley ('69). -Dennis Strege ('71) ******************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Funeral Notice scanned from the TCHerald by Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) >>Arlene Davis Steinauer (62) ~ 5/19/44 - 7/30/03 *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/04/03 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 12 Bombers sent stuff: Dick Harris ('49), Don Fisher ('50) Karol Brimhall ('56), Gus Keeney ('57) Paul Ratsch ('58), Norm Bell ('61) Pam Swain ('61), Gary Behymer ('64) David Rivers ('65), Marcia Wade ('67) Pam Ehinger ('67), Tami Schuchart ('68) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Roger Fishback ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim Heildebaugh ('65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dick Harris ('49) To: Susan Baker Hoover ('64) Re: Flying Out of London Susan: Thanks for your note. We booked our flights on RyanAir out of Stansted Airport to Oslo, after we had arrived in London. We did this because we were flying standby to London and didn't know when we would arrive, necessarily. In addition, we wanted to spend some time in London, since our daughter and her husband had never been there before. So, we paid more than otherwise for not having booked earlier, but it was very reasonable for five of us. One can buy their tickets on the train to Stansted at any rail station and there are several at Tube Stations (London Subway) around the city. We grabbed the train from the Rail Station, adjacent to Liverpool Station (on the Tube) out to Stansted Airport. The webpage for RyanAir is: Our tickets from Stockholm to London on returning were cheaper, even if it involved longer flights. That is because we knew ahead of time when we would be returning and purchased the flights online in Norway several days, ahead. They had flights to Oslo from London, for only $40, if one had booked them early enough. Last year, we flew from London to Spain on EasyJet. They fly out of Luton Airport, just north of London and that is accessed by rail out of Kings Cross Station on the Tube. The railway station is about a block from the Tube Station. We booked ahead of time and booked from the States online at: For others traveling out of London, these no frill airlines generally fly out of and land at smaller airports and avoid high landing fees, charged by the larger airport. This, not serving regular airline meals (you purchase what you want to eat and drink), generally flying only one type of aircraft, and other efficiencies, allow them to offer very attractive fares at convenient times and frequent flight schedules. So, adventure out there and enjoy! We found it very easy to communicate and travel in Norway and Sweden, by air, auto, bus, and train! Regards, -Dick Harris ('49) PS. Dick McCoy: You'll have my ear at Club 40 in Sept. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Don Fisher ('50) Re: Canoe at Lewis and Clark School To: Jim Jensen ('50) Yes, I do remember that big wooden canoe at the old Lewis and Clark Grade School. It was quite the relic. I think the government gave it to the Indians because it was one of their historical pieces and they claimed it as theirs. Since my memory is as bad as yours, I am still trying to remember if the boat (canoe) was put into the Columbia River and the Indians went down stream with it. To: Karma King Yourdan ('64) When I bought my "B" house in 1958, I paid $7,400. This was after they government had deducted the price of "improvements" from the original asking price. "Improvements" could be lawn, trees, clothes lines, anything the government had not furnished. Ours is no longer a duplex as we converted it into a one family home which is a bit big for our needs now. But for what they are selling for now, I know I'm staying in it. -Don Fisher ('50) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Karol Brimhall Smith ('56) Thanks so much for the picture of the Old Pool, map of the park, etc. It was great to be able to share the memories from readers who responded, such as classmates Tom Hughes ('56) and Dwain Mefford ('56). I think I have Lewis & Clark photos of us in 2nd grade, Dwain. I talked to your brother Jim ('54) at last year's Club 40 Reunion. To: Dick McCoy ('45) and Bob Harman ('51) who inquired about whether I had an older sister, or sisters I have to say sorry. Pat and Beverly Brimhall are second cousins once removed (I think...I never could get all that relative hierarchy straight) We lost touch and I have no idea where they are. I do have 3 younger sisters, who continue to live in the Tri-Cities. We all know a good thing when we see it! To: Millie Finch Gregg ('54) A big Hello. We only lived a block away from each other, and Millie accompanied many of my singing attempts. Many thanks, Millie. -Karol Brimhall Smith ('56) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gus Keeney ('57) Re: Pool Pictures To: Tom Hughes ('56) I am sure we all have photos that show us all "in our formative years" like yours. If Missy ('59) or Patricia ('63) put out some of ours from the Keeney archives, I would be tempted to "Throttle" them!!!!! -Gus Keeney ('57) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Paul Ratsch ('58) Fw: You know you're in the Tri-cities when.. ~ The birds have to use potholders to pull worms out of the ground. ~ The trees are whistling for the dogs. ~ The best parking place is determined by shade instead of distance. ~ Hot water now comes out of both taps. ~ You can make sun tea instantly. ~ You learn that a seat belt buckle makes a pretty good branding iron. ~ The temperature drops below 95 and you feel a little chilly. ~ You discover that in July it only takes 2 fingers to steer your car. ~ You discover that you can get sunburned through your car window. ~ You actually burn your hand opening the car door. ~ You break into a sweat the instant you step outside at 7:30 a.m. ~ Your biggest bicycle wreck fear is, "What if I get knocked out and end up lying on the pavement and cook to death?" ~ You realize that asphalt has a liquid state. ~ The potatoes cook underground, so all you have to do is pull one out and add butter, salt, and pepper. ~ Farmers are feeding their chickens crushed ice to keep them from laying boiled eggs. ~ The cows are giving evaporated milk. -Paul Ratsch ('58) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Norm Bell ('61) Re: Jim Jenson's ('50) query about the Indian dugout I lived for a time on Downing, which borders the Lewis and Clark school grounds on the South. The school grounds were my extended front yard playground and I recall on several occasions climbing in and playing around the "Indian dugout." I too had heard the story that it was used by the Lewis and Clark Expedition. It was located on the West side and back yard of an old abandoned church with a rectangular steeple tower. This put it just at the East boundary of the gravel parking lot that was used by both the church and the school. Southside United Protestant church was also located adjacent to, and to the north of this old church and separated from the school property by the parking lot. The church housed pigeons and was a great place to explore and climb around in, especially the tower, which if my recollections are correct, had arched openings on all four sides that afforded an excellent "lookout" in our make believe fort. The dugout, about 20 feet long and three feet wide, was mounted on concrete supports; on more than one occasion my playmates would climb in and pretend to be paddling into some imaginary battle with bows and arrows flailing away. During the years I attended Lewis and Clark Elementary, the dugout suffered some expected deterioration (the bottom rotting out in places) but was in fairly good shape otherwise. -Norm Bell ('61) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Pam Swain Johnson ('61) Two thoughts on Richland's government houses from "A" to "Z". 1. On a recent trip to Richland after an absence of 40 years, I noticed that all the houses still look decent and well kept. Somewhat of a surprise considering the haste in which they were built. 2. I took a picture of our old house on Birch and it didn't look much different from the last time I saw it. E-mailed it to my dad and he said it was the only piece of real estate he ever made any money on and perhaps he had sold too soon. -Pam Swain Johnson ('61) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gary Behymer ('64) Re: Jim Hamilton's ('63) entry from 8/03 Me thinks the 'current charge' is a superimposed photograph, from 1964 Richland, of nonE other than Raymond Curtis Stein. This could be confirmed by seeing if he has white crew socks on... Re: Happy anniversary, Janis Cook Behymer ('65 Lion). These past 35 years have been the best 8 of my life! -Gary Behymer ('64) ~ now living in downtown Coflax, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: David Rivers ('65) Re: Birthdays birthdays It takes too much energy to do the dun dun dun dun dun dun da dun... stuff for the song... so I'll just say that this boy grew up the son of a mailman... living in a little one room prefab over on the corner across the street from Jason Lee. He was a good boy for the most part... didn't get into too much trouble... course there was that time that he thought he could use the empty house next door to paint his bicycle frame bright yellow... that didn't turn out too well... then there was the time he saw Norm Growbowski's T-bucket in the Life magazine and he tore it out and clued it to his bedroom wall... but for the most part, Davis ('65) and I would wander over to his house and ask... "can you come out?" We were always greeted with that same smiling answer... "No.. Gotta babysit Jo!" Now Jo ('74) was this little girl who would be looking out between his knees with a look of satisfaction on her face... knowing that Big brother was sooo fond of her he would rather stay with her than run with the boys... He still shows that kinda dedication today... when we call to go to a car show or something or wanna do something after the Donut Delinquents... we get the same answer... "No... gotta go shop for end tables and they only sell them on the weekend..." But the boy is still the coolest after all these years and he's my bud and I love him very much! So happy birthday to Jim (Beta Male) Heidlebaugh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! P.S .I mistakenly wrote Ann Engel Schafer's ('63) Birthday down as the 8th instead of the 1st. But Freddie ('63) made up for her by taking her out for a very romantic and sexy dinner... I wrote her directly to wish her Happy Birthday but wanna do it publicly too... so Ann Happy Birthday to you and Freddie, thanks for saving my skin one more time! P.P.S. Jimbeaux ('63), Can we all get one of those pink shirts Number 32 ('63) was wearing in that picture for the next reunion??? Great to see Number 32 and number 10 ('64) together again! -David Rivers ('65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Marcia Wade Hausenbuiller ('67) To: Tom 'Studly' Hughes ('56) Boy oh Howdy, Studly old fellow, that snap shot made my heart beat faster! I think it was the nose plugs that did it! Your wife's going to have to post a guard around you at the next Bomber luncheon! -Marcia Wade Hausenbuiller ('67) ~ From good old Bomberville, where I think we may have had some rain last nite around 0300, and it never even got up to 90 yesterday! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Pam Ehinger Nassen ('67) To: Tom Hughes ('56) I got a kick out of the nose plugs around your neck! I think we all had a pair or two of them, I know I did! I still have to plug my nose when I put my head under water! Also love the knees! I think every kid was knock kneed then! LOL! Great Pic. Now all it needs a is an after picture of ya! You did look very studly in that picture! Hope you are having a Great Bomber Summer! Re: Just a bit of info While talking to my dad about the older people in Richland he laughed at me. He said "Old People in Richland? When we moved there in about '52 or '53 the average age of adults was 25 and the they usually had 3 kids." Bombers Rule -Pam Ehinger Nassen (The Blue Ribbon Class of '67) Hey it's in the high 70s and I've turned the AC off for the first time in a Month! Yahooooooo!! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Tami Schuchart Keller ('68) To: Anita Cleaver Heiling ('63) Sorry Anita... I didn't get to finish my long note to you - I was proofing it and somehow it got sent but I think I got all my points across and I hope something in it might benefit you in some way. If this message shows up and my first one doesn't some through I will retype it and send it to you. -Tami Schuchart Keller ('68) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/05/03 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 13 Bombers, 2 funeral notes today: Dave Brusie ('51), Ralph Myrick ('51) Sandra Atwater ('51), Jean Hughes ('54) Millie Finch ('54), J.D. Boyd ('55) Larry Mattingly ('60), Linda Reining ('64) Ray Stein ('64), Patti McLaughlin ('65) Marcia Wade ('67), Mike Davis ('74) Treg Owings ('76) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Susan Erickson Kuntz ('59) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sue Nussbaum Reeb ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mary McCue Hansen ('67) ******************************************** ******************************************** ANNOUNCEMENT: "C" House and "R" House ornaments are JUST IN... and they're adorable. Purchase them at the Richland Community Center Gift Shop ($5) or by mail ($6 - order form at: ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dave Brusie ('51) To: Dickie Boy Harris ('49) Ya shor ya betcha!! You should have gone to Flekkefjord in good old Norway... my family home on my Mother's side. We are famous darr. -Dave Brusie ('51) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ralph Myrick ('51) Re: Old, Old pool (in Amon Park, aka Riverside Park) Bringing up the memory of the old swimming pool brought back some memories. Being from Gamerco, NM and not having enough water, there were no swimming pools for us to learn how to swim. However, I did love the water. We never had much rain but when it did rain, it poured. Low areas would fill up and that is where we headed. With our swimming suits on, we would jump in and play like we were swimming. The water was so muddy it is a wonder we didn't get stuck. When we moved to Outlook, WA, in 1944, we would have picnics in the park in Grandview. And there was a big irrigation ditch with fast moving water. My dad had to watch me like a hawk because I wanted to jump in and swim like a fish. I actually thought I could. Moving to Richland brought new chances to learn to swim. The Yakima River and George Prout Pool. The Yakima wasn't that deep so swimming was limited. Since there was a life guard at the pool, Mom used to take my sister and I almost every day. The shallow end was for sissies, so I would jump off the side in the deep end close enough to the edge to pull myself out. One time I went too far and it was sink or swim. That began my swimming career. I wonder if you remember that we all waited a couple days after they changed the water in the pool because it was so cold. The water was right out of the Columbia. And, after two days it was still cold. I also remember the holes that were made in the wall between the girls and boys dressing rooms. I think these holes were used to see what could be seen by both boys and girls. I can't remember who I was with, maybe one of you guys, but when this person tried to peek, got a finger right in the eye. Oh, the good old days. -Ralph Myrick ('51) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: J.D. Boyd ('55) and Sandra Atwater Boyd ('51) Re: Five year anniversary - Sandstorm Seems like we've been reading about this for longer than 5 years. Can't tell you enough how much we enjoy reading it, and writing in from time to time. On the first issue that listed the prices of Richland houses brings back memories when the Boyd family moved from Richland into one of the new ranch houses on Chestnut. (I think it was Chestnut!) Right next door were the Jacksons, Billy '54, and Wayne '56. Needless to say, we had a lot of fun in those early years; football, basketball, baseball, etc. That was the first new house our family ever had; 3 bedrooms, slab floor, and big yard. Now we're going back to that same 3 bedroom and slab floor design which we hope to move into next year. (Some things never change!) This is Sandra talking now! .... We came out west and moved to Richland in 1943 and we lived in a "B" house close to the river. It was completely furnished when we arrived. We had many luxuries compared to what we had before. And I imagine that a lot of people who moved to Richland felt the same way. We had free transportation on the government buses to go around town. The buses would pick up the men that were going to work and take them to North Richland where they would get on different buses that would take them out to the areas. There were all kinds of stories going around as to what they were making out there. It was all a big secret but many "ideas" were spread around saying it was this or that. I remember one idea was that they were making nylon stockings! This is now J.D. talking once again!..... Some of our Bombers have complained about the hot temperatures as of late. Don't let the temperature spoil your summer. Look on the positive side of things... some of which are: 1. You don't have to heat the house. 2. If you go outside without any clothes on, you won't get a chill. 3. You don't have to have your lights on as long each day. 4. What follows hot temperatures is a cool fall and cold winter. So if you're unhappy with the hot temps, just wait awhile! 5. If this doesn't help you out, don't worry, there won't be any money left at the end of the year anyway. -J.D. Boyd ('55) and Sandra Atwater Boyd ('51) Palm Desert, CA - where everything's fine! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jean Hughes Shaffer ('54) Re: How's Charlie Bigelow ('54) doing? Can someone please give us a report on how Charlie is doing now? We hope he's doing great. Thanks. -Jean Hughes Shaffer ('54) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Millie Finch Gregg ('54) Re: Marguerite Groff Tompkins ('54) Request For Prayers To: All Bombers, especially the Class of 1954 I had a call from Marguerite this evening and she asked that I put a message in the Sandstorm for all or any who would be willing to pray on her behalf. She fell the 1st part of July, which has resulted in a spinal cord compression to the neck. This flared up about 2-3 weeks ago, and the next thing she knew she wasn't able to use her arms or hands. She was hospitalized and then sent home. She returned to the Doctor today [8/4], and is now scheduled for surgery this Thursday, August 6th. The surgery being in the neck area, will result in her need to wear a neck collar for approximately 6 weeks afterward. However, she has a positive attitude, and prays the results will then give her a return of the full use of her arms and hands. All prayers on her behalf will be greatly appreciated. She also has an additional problem that she must address after this surgery, and that is with her knee on one leg, that currently has her in a wheelchair. She has wonderful children who are nearby to help her as well as her "church-family". However, she is a BOMBER all the way, and said "Millie, we will go to Club 40, and sit side by side in our wheelchairs". I said "You got a deal!!" She told me to tell all of you that she can read email, but cannot reply at this time. Thanks to all of you. -Millie Finch Gregg ('54) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Larry Mattingly ('60) Re: Canoe I too remember playing Indians in the canoe in around 1948 - '50. I don't remember who, but one of the "Indians" stuck his foot through the rotted hole in the bottom and twisted his ankle and his parents had to take him home in the car. There were countless kids playing in that old boat mostly without a thought to it's possible history. That it may have been a real Lewis and Clark canoe is a great thought but there were probably 100s of them on the NW river systems. It would be fun to spend some time chasing it through history. During the rage of Davey Crocket coonskin caps ('57?) I thought of that old canoe but it was gone by then. Re: The price of "B" houses I don't know what it cost to build it, but in late 1957 my folks bought the "B" at 310/312 Benham for just under $5,800. We sold it about 10-11 years ago for just under $100K. Both basements had been dug, electric baseboard heat installed, and the coal furnaces removed. We had also added concrete walks to the street and brick porches as well as blown insulation into the attic. The sidewalk along the street was so rough it was difficult to walk on. Drove by it a few weeks ago, little change in 25 years. I lived in a 2 bedroom prefab on Abbott for a period of time and I painted the inside. During the replacement of a broken quarter round piece of molding in the corner, the cold wind whistled right through the crack where the walls joined at the SW corner. The only thing keeping it out was that piece of wood. But those ugly plug-in heaters did a pretty good job of keeping it warm, you just didn't let them get next to anything. I remember seeing prefab furniture with scorch marks on the legs. Re: Pyrotech stuff Any alums in Minneapolis, MN? I will be there September 8 thru 13. American Pyrotechnics Association annual convention. Will have a car and some free time. "Happiness is the sky in bloom" -J Larry Mattingly ('60) ~ Olympia - holding our breath, only one small show cancelled so far because of the dry conditions. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda Reining ('64) Re: 2003 Benton/Franklin County Fair & Rodeo Queen Wanted to say congratulations to the 2003 Queen, Ann-Erica Whitemarsh who happens to be a cousin's youngest daughter. Ann-Erica is a Pasco bulldog, but her mom is a Bomber (Mary Norberg Whitemarsh ('67). -Linda Reining ('64) ~ Bakersfield, CA - the triple digits have disappeared and we are actually experiencing cool weather... low to mid 90s ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ray Stein ('64) Re: Toivo Piippo (RIP) We lost a good man. I received word that Coach Piippo died Monday morning. His name on the Gym at Chief Jo is testament to his years of dedication to young people. I'm forever grateful for his impact on my life. Thanks, Coach... for being there for me. Sincerely, -Ray Stein ('64) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Don't have any funeral notice on Coach Piippo yet. In the meantime, some may want to check out this website about Coach Piippo's high school basketball career: -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patti McLaughlin Cleavinger ('65) Toivo Piippo has died -Patti McLaughlin Cleavinger ('65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Marcia Wade Hausenbuiller ('67) Re: The Dug Out at Lewis and Clark Darn, I am so frustrated; I can't dredge up any memories of the canoe you guys keep talking about. And I spent all those years from kindergarten thru 6th grade in various classrooms at good old L&C! The most exciting thing I can remember is the old school at the south west corner of the grounds. Maybe it (the canoe) was gone before I got there to be educated. Think I must have started school in '54. Neither do I remember the church! Yep, I just went and looked at a picture of the church, and it rings no bells either--they must have been gone by the time I was really into looking that closely at my environs. Really irks me that I missed out on the canoe, cuz that would have been fun! Oh well, we younger Bombers missed out on a few things I guess! We attended SSUP for most of my youth, after starting out at Westside, so I'm sure a lot had changed by that time. Such fun info tho, thanks! -Marcia Wade Hausenbuiller ('67) ~ Staying a bit cooler here in Bomberville, even a bit of rain yesterday- - 0.02" according to the TriCycle Herald this morning! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Davis ('74) Re: The Indian Dugout at Lewis and Clark It use to be a Denny's!! -Mike Davis ('74) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Treg Owings ('76) To: Don Fisher ('50) Don, If I have the right Don, how is Mark doing? I remember you well from scouts. The times my Dad and you help herd us boys are good memories. Just wondering if you remember those times and have any stories you would share. -Treg Owings ('76) ******************************************** ******************************************** Funeral Information -- no notices yet >>Charles "Bud" Row ('47) ~ 1930 - 8/1/03 >>Toivo Piippo (Coach) ~ 1919 (?) - 8/4/03 No funeral notice yet -- check out Coach's high school basketball career at: *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/06/03 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers, 1 Colt, and additional funeral info today: Kay Weir ('37 Colt), Dick McCoy ('45) Dorothy Stamper ('54), Patti Jones ('60) Terry Tate ('62), Jeff Curtis ('69) Mike Davis ('74), Shelley Williams ('84) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Caroline Westover Gerneglia ('52) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kay Lynch O'Shea ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mike Sheeran ('66) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Kay Weir Fishback ('37 Colt) Re: Old, Old pool The original pool in Amon Park was built with volunteer labor. Les Fishback ('34) - who is my husband now - dug the hole with a team of mules. My best friend Margaret Barnett ('37) was the Life Guard. The Barnett's house is one still standing - at least last time I looked - way out on GWWay. -Kay Weir Fishback ('37 Colt) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dick McCoy ('45) Re: RIP Charles "Bud" Row ('47) I am deeply saddened by the death of this good friend. I have known him and his lovely wife Mickey Ferney Row ('48) since Hi school. They were good supporters and attendees of Club 40 since inception. Later, Bud... -Dick McCoy ('45) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dorothy Stamper McGhan ('54) So sorry to hear about Marguerite's Groff's ('54) medical problems and do pray for successful surgery and full recovery. She has always been such a 'booster' for the Bombers and especially our class of '54. I'm sure all of you join me in best wishes and a 'boost' for Marguerite. -Dorothy Stamper McGhan ('54) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) Re: Fire near my home in Browns Point, WA When I sat down to write this the news came on announcing that there was a 200 acre fire at Hanford contained. Questioned about going on with writing this. Decided to go ahead any way. I know around the state other Bombers have been close to fires close to their home. Jerry Dudley ('53) who lives in Richland, emailed me today to ask me if the Browns Point Fire was close to my home. I knew from Jerry's email the news was reaching around the state. The news at first was announcing it was Tacoma. The fire was about a half mile to a mile from my home. The road is closed so I can't get close enough to see exactly where the fire is. Last I heard on the news it is contained. This is the third fire Browns Point has had in the last three weeks. The fire two weeks ago was a five minute walk from me. The fire could have taken out thousands of homes. My home could have been one of those. It was put out. Saturday night on the road above my home right by a field a van caught on fire. The neighbors began to yell fire. The man was trying to put it out with a hose. My neighbor called 911. The fire department is only a couple of minutes they we're there putting it out. If the fire had hit the field it would have swept right into my home as well as others. This is the first summer season since I moved to Western Washington in 1984 that I have heard of so many fires close to homes. After the fire on Saturday night I was close to packing supplies to be ready to run at any time. With the amount of trees in Western Washington it would not take much to get a wild fire going. The winds have been low which have helped. Rain did come in this afternoon but it wasn't enough to change the dry conditions. My prayers have turned to more rain and I ask that others do also to eliminate the dry conditions. Pray for our firemen and women to be safe. Two things happened during this time surprising myself. One, was praying for rain. I love the sunshine, breaking from the rain and overcast. Two, for the first time I was ready to pack supplies to be ready to run if another fire started. My supplies aren't packed. I can sleep better tonight knowing I am not waking up in the morning with my home filled with smoke. Re: The Sandstorm Every morning when I read the Sandstorm I have these great intentions to write in about whatever subject strikes me. Busy days keep me from writing. I so appreciate all of you who do write all of the time. All the different subjects are so fun. Enlivening memories so long forgotten. When Maren announced the Sandstorm is five years old I thought I was one of the last to start reading the Sandstorm. Now I know that if I went into the archives to catch up on things I missed I would only have a year and a half to read. *GRIN* Congratulations and Thank you Maren Smyth ('64) and Gary Behymer ('64) for being outstanding Bombers keeping us all together with your endless work. Bombers Have Fun -Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) ~ Browns Point, WA - where it is cool. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [AND... thanks to Richard Anderson ('60), too! While he wasn't there "in the beginning", he fine tuned the whole process of publishing the Alumni Sandstorm so it's easier for me... Richard is the only one who can publish the Sandstorm when I can't... most of you don't even notice when Richard publishes (most recently for 9 days when I went to New Orleans for an "Abby Fix".) So, THANK YOU, Richard!!! -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Terry Tate ('62) To: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) I'll say hello to you myself. It's so good to hear from a fellow classmate. I definitely remember those first double dates. I still find myself recalling those days with nothing but fond memories. If you ever have contact with Carol Rice, please extend my best to her. Best of luck to you and yours. -Terry Tate ('62) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jeff Curtis ('69) Re: A Moment for Mr. Piippo (RIP) He taught Health. His classroom was the first one on the left at the top of the middle stairs at Chief Jo. And you listened and learned quietly in his class. All the desks in his classroom were faced toward the front of the room, just like all the other rooms, but he was the only teacher I had back then that put HIS desk at the rear, facing all his students backs. You had no idea what he was doing while he was a that desk but you were sure he knew exactly what you were up to. And thus, we were pretty much up to just what we should have been: studying the day's lesson and not goofing off. He was quiet and powerful and, without saying a word, commanded a respect that affected even the most jaded of my adolescent counterparts. I never heard of his delivering the dreaded "hack" to anyone while I was a Warrior. A critical word was all he needed to keep order. And I never played ball for Coach Piippo but have read entry after entry here praising his ability to get the most out of his players, year after year. Their evident respect for the values he taught them, above and beyond his ability to impart the intricacies sport he coached, demonstrates his ultimate contribution to all he touched. This is truly his legacy and is reflected in the lives of the multitudes of kids who passed through his classrooms and his teams over the decades. In the summers he worked for the Richland Parks Department as a playground director, contributing outside the school year to the betterment of the health and well being of the kids of Richland. As a park employee, he worked for my dad, City Parks and Recreation Director Ernie Curtis, who considered himself lucky to have someone as dedicated and qualified as Mr. Piippo running things for him. I guess we were all lucky in that. My family lived just around the corner from the Piippos while I was growing up and I spent many hours playing with Steve, Toivo's oldest son, at their home on Sacramento. I was passing by there on my bike during a recent trip to the TCs and happened to see Mr. Piippo outside so I stopped and chatted with him for a bit. We talked of his old classroom and his park work. I asked about his family and he asked about mine. I told him about all the glowing Sandstorm entries over the past several years praising his positive influence on lots and lots of kids lives. And while he accepted that with characteristic quiet humility, I could see that he was touched. He told me to give his best to my dad and we parted. I am glad now for that opportunity. My sympathies to Laura, Steve and Rob for the loss of your husband and father. Know that many of us share your grief today. We all feel the sorrow known to those who have lost a good man, a man that touched so many lives in such a positive way. In the corner of his classroom, leaning up against the wall, was the aileron from a B-29 (I believe), a bomber Mr. Piippo piloted during his service WWII. And while the significance of the "bomber" reference will not be lost on anyone who reads this publication, neither should the fact that an aileron is a device that allows the pilot to guide his craft and his crew through the sky on proper course and safely to final destination. Mr. Piippo: pilot, teacher, coach, husband and father has reached his final destination and all who knew him, those whose lives were enriched by him, become his legacy. And its quite a legacy at that. Goodbye, Mr. Piippo. And happy landings. -Jeff Curtis ('69) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Davis ('74) Re: Coach Piippo (RIP) During the glory days of Bomber basketball, the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s, preseason predictions usually had the Bombers finishing as league champs and then debating over who would finish second. During that period of time the Bombers had three very successful and knowledgeable coaches, Art Dawald, Frank Teverbaugh, and Phil Neill. I'm sure every one of those coaches would tell you that the bulk of the credit for their successful programs should go to Coach Piippo. He cut the diamonds while Dawald, Teverbaugh, and Neill merely polished them. Young boys with dreams of being Bombers had a distinct advantage if they had gone through Coach's program at Chief Jo. They were well- schooled in the fundamentals of sound basketball and ready for the next level of high school basketball. With his summer league basketball program and his opening of Chief Jo on weekends, he provided a place for hundreds of kids to play the game. It didn't matter if there was one kid waiting or a hundred kids he would be there with the keys to open up that gym. His son, Steve ('70), told me once that his dad would often arrive at the gym on Saturdays and on many occasions the same young kid would be waiting for him to open up the place. The coach added that the young kid sure was a good little ballplayer. That small boy grew up to be Mike Neill ('75), the finest player this community has ever seen. The coach was always there for the kids. Coach's influence exceeded the basketball arena. He taught many a young kid that life was more than just bouncing a basketball. He taught you the importance of discipline and preparedness and how it related to your success in life. He taught you that success was not going to be handed to you. It took hard work and responsibility. Thank you, Coach. You played a great game. -Mike Davis ('74) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Shelley Williams Robillard ('84) Re: Mr. Piippo (RIP) My condolences to the Piippo family. Toivo Piippo was truly a Richland Institution in and of himself. I believe he was the only teacher I ever had that my mother had as well. I know he is greatly missed. Gently, -Shelley Williams Robillard ('84) ******************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Scanned from TC Herald by Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) >>Charles "Bud" Row ('47) ~ Age 75 - 8/1/03 *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/07/03 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 8 Bombers, 1 Spudnut Lover, and 1 funeral notice today: Bill Berlin ('56), Don Sowell ('56) Mike Brady ('61), Ed Wood ('62) Fred Schafer ('63), Jim Armstrong ('63) Jeff Michaels ('65), Betti Avant ('69), Cash Wall (Spudnut Lover) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Michael Peterson ('77) BOMBERS' ANNIVERSARY TODAY: Fred & Ann Engel Schafer ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bill Berlin ('56) Re: Toivo Piippo (RIP) I didn't know Coach Piippo nor did I ever have a class from him. I didn't go to Chief Jo but after I left Bomberville and went to Linfield College (1956- 1960) in Oregon I had a bunch of fraternity brothers and fellow athletes from both Astoria and Clatskanie, OR and they ALL knew Coach Piippo. Those communities on the Columbia River have a large Finnish population and Toivo Piippo is a great Finnish name. He was a real hero in that area and later when we paid visits to the U of Oregon, there were pictures of him all over the Athletic Department walls. Kind of odd that I got to know him better AFTER I left Richland but those were the dynamics of the gentleman in his home town. Re: Here is a cool site: Ever wonder what NPOESS is? You can find it here. -Bill Berlin ('56) ~ Seattle - where it rained on our block party last night, first good rain in a couple of months. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Don Sowell ('56) Re: Exchange between Gary Behymer ('64) and Don From: Don Sowell Sent: August 06, 2003 02:08:57 To: Gary Behymer Subject: Col-High Hi Gary, thanks for the note, I'll checkout the site. I'm retired and living in Long Beach, CA. I went into the Air Force after graduation and spent 3 years in Japan. After that I eventually moved to Scottsdale, AZ where I spent the next 25 years in the motorcycle business. I fell in love with the ocean after going over for the Long Beach Gran Prix with a bunch of friends for a week every year for about six years and ended up buying my own boat which I now live on. (No wife, kids, cats or dogs, so nothing slows down a sudden trip to Catalina Island if the urge hits) I check the message board fairly often, hoping I might hook up with other "Moldy Oldies". Most of the people I ran with were ahead of you in school, but who knows? We still might know some of the same people. Take Care, Don FROM: Behymer to Sowell Don...I'm forwarding your Maren Smyth (1964). She handles the Alumni Sandstorm. The Sandstorm has been 'daily' for 5 years! Some of my 1304 Mahan neighbors were the McKennas' (Johnny Pat, Bill, Janice), the Fishers' (Ray & Alvin), the Snows' (Roland, Fern etc.), the Loftus family (Connie and others) + Jon Veigel in the other half of our B house. Maybe you knew some of them? Ah yes...The Lange Family...Gary may have been your age? Gary Behymer (64) [Note from Maren: Sent Don a note asking if he wanted to join our Alumni Sandstorm fun... We'll see. -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Brady ('61) As I was closing down the gym at Loyal Heights Community Center in Seattle last night, I was thinking about Mr. Piippo. I remember all the wonderful Saturdays I spent at Chief Joseph Junior High School playing basketball. Thanks Mr. Piippo for being there for us... -Mike Brady ('61) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ed Wood ('62) Re: Surprise your local librarian Last week while my wife and I were vacationing in California, we spent some time in Berkeley. We found a parking lot close to the campus and walked right by the Berkeley Public Library. I remembered that Diane Davenport ('62) worked there on the reference desk, so we wandered up to the second floor, and there she was, on the telephone helping someone. I stood in line to be the next one served, and when she looked up after she finished her phone call, she had the most wonderful, surprised and delighted look I've seen in a long time. I normally call in advance, but it was great fun to drop a surprise like that on someone. The photo that Janice took of the two of us managed to add some grey hairs that aren't really there. It's probably something to do with the lighting in the library, I suppose. Diane Davenport & Ed Wood picture -Ed Wood ('62) ~ Lakewood, CO ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Fred Schafer ('63) Re: Happy Anniversary To: Ann Engel Schafer ('63) Happy 39th Anniversary. Let's have 39 more. Thanks for taking such good care of me, Ann. Our secret to a long marriage: I never made enough money so Ann could hire a good lawyer. -Fred Schafer ('63) ~ from sunny and dry Vancouver USA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jim Armstrong ('63) Re: Mr. Piippo (RIP) As a student at Chief Jo I was not involved with Mr. Piippo on a sports level, but I do remember one important thing from his Health class: "Remember, The Russians are Coming!" -Jim Armstrong ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jeff Michaels ('65) Re: A Fine Visit Hey Bombers... I've been sitting at my terminal for the last several hours and just HAVE to take a communication break. While I was on the road, San Diego to Richland and other places, I didn't check my emails. Now I've got over a thousand (primarily junk) to sort through. That and my snail mail (primarily junk) and 10 days of newspapers (you know what). Did you see And Rooney the other evening on 60 Minutes? He really went off on junk stuff (advertisements). Well, anyway, I showed one of my granddaughters how to get to Richland from San Diego in just under 3 days and see some of the sights along the way. Like the world's largest dairy farm (oh, it's gotta be) just north of Sacramento somewhere. Acres and acres of cows as far as the eye could see and the nose could smell. And, of course, when we got up from a night's rest in Medford, OR the radio guy said it had been the hottest for that day in history EVER in Medford and Grants Pass...104. Showed the kids "the rest" of an ear of high as an elephant's eye, the long green part. Max was the first to spot a deer in the wilds of Oregon's forests...we saw several more later. Tried to teach the kids how to recognize apricot, apple, cherry and peach trees from the highway (at 80-mph). The kids saw large log trucks...kinda like log houses, except on wheels...maybe they were really mobile homes...just "some assembly required, batteries not included." Probably, it was just more junk mail in raw form. I specifically had planned to take Maxine to see Multanomah Falls, OR. How was I to know there was a trail to the top and that she would want to hike it?!! We did. When I was a kid, well, OK, a smaller parents were a bit over-protective (to put it mildly) so I almost never got to play in or near the Columbia River. Guess what...those days are over...Maxine and I jet skied at Columbia Park. Have to say, the water temp was about the same as the ocean here, but without the taste and the sticky feeling. It was a kick to get a wake splash in the face without the salt sting. The Framatone Employee Picnic and Beer Garden at the "Fingernail" in Howard Amon Park will go down in history as my first Bomberville gig. I gotta say (shameless plug) the folks with the Country Gentleman Catering did a WONDERFUL job. And what was the big deal a week AFTER the Water Follies. Couldn't find a room for the weekend anywhere except the Red Lion (Hanford House, Desert Inn...). Have to admit, THAT pool is nice (and probably bigger than the new little big pool). We spent a day in Seattle before flying home...did the Space Needle. Yes, I was there in '62, but for the same aforementioned reason, didn't go up in it. Also went to the's really cool. Oh, and not to leave out, we stopped at Bonneville, but the dam keeper said the dam tours ended five PM. But we could see the dam fish exhibit, so we did. That's one BIG sturgeon! Seattle doesn't have ANY of those! --DJ Jeff -Jeff Michaels ('65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Betti Avant ('69) Re: Mr. Piippo I remember Mr. Piippo quite well. I had him for Health 5th period every other day. I was the first person in the front row. When our class had its first meeting to plan our 10th reunion we met in Mr. Piippo's classroom. Of course all us Warriors knew where that was but we had to let our fellow Cougars know the exact location. He will be greatly missed by all. My sympathies to his family. -Betti Avant ('69) ~ Goodland, KS - where it is still too hot (even for camels) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Cash Wall (Spudnut Lover) Re: Spudnut Hello, My name is Cash Wall. I reside in New Mexico, growing up we had a Spudnut shop we really loved. I don't believe there are any Spudnut shops remaining in New Mexico and I would like to know if you have any information, or no where to find any info on Spudnut franchises. I would love to open one here in Albuquerque. Thanks -Cash ******************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Funeral Notice info sent by John Adkins ('62) >>Richard "Rick" Chisolm ('62) ~ Died 2002 *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/08/03 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 11 Bombers sent stuff: Tom Matthews ('57), Patti Jones ('60) Pete Overdahl ('60), Leonard Peters ('61) Earl Bennett ('63), Leoma Coles ('63) Carol Converse ('64), Gary Behymer ('64) John Allen ('66), Mike Franco ('70) Peggy Adair ('72) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gordy Edgar ('78) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bruce Strand ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jennifer Harden ('96) BOMBERS' ANNIVERSARY Today: Jim Adair ('66) and Kathie Moore Adair ('69) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Tom Matthews ('57) Re: Mini Multi Class/Family Reunion An enjoyable and busy week was spent by the Matthews Bomber siblings and their spouses as Lighthouse keepers at the New Dungeness Lighthouse near Sequim. Tom ('57) & wife Jean ('62WB), Terry ('60) & wife Donna, and Marianne ('63) & husband Ken Wood ('61) all enjoyed our one week assignment. Over 200 visitors made the 11 mile round trip hike or boat trip to the lighthouse on Dungeness Spit during that time. Our stay was scheduled before Marianne and Ken temporarily moved to Lubango, Angola last year to work on a project so we were happy they could make it a part of their month vacation. It's a great place for three couples (who can get along with each other), with a beautiful setting and good accommodations in the 1904 Keepers house. Duties include giving tours of the 1857 lighthouse and some minor maintenance tasks. -Tom Matthews ('57) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) Please forgive me Richard Anderson ('60) for not putting you into the congratulations today. I do know how hard you work on the Sandstorm back behind the scenes. Also forgot to add our great Firemen/women who are fighting these fires to pray for. Re: Puget Sound Area/Fife luncheon The Bomber Babes and Dudes 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! Bombers Have Fun -Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) ~ Browns Point, WA - Perfect weather today but no rain. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Pete Overdahl ('60) To: Dick Harris ('49) Yes, a bunch of us are envious of your trip to Norway and Sweden. We were there last in '99 and saw many things we did not see in our past trips. In 1984 with the help from a friend I met at CBC who lives just outside of Trondheim found my family in Norway. He located them from the Archives in Trondheim, similar to those in Salt Lake. We had him write those, I was related to and let them know we would like to pay them a visit in '85. We did and I was the first to return and visit since my grandfather went back in 1926. Our friend from Norway (Bard) and our Swedish son (Klas) went with us to visit these families. The 3rd family was on the old homestead my grandfather was raised on. They had a 9 year old daughter who we could see was very interested in these funny speaking people. So we told her through Bard and Klas to come spend a year with us when in high school and her English is perfected. In '91 she became our daughter for the year and attended Kamiakin HS (Sorry not living close to Bomberville). We have traveled back twice and visited the Overdal's (proper spelling) and they have been over to see us with her fiance and folks. We have a Swedish son who is a Captain on SAS and his wife have flown to see us and also we have been over to see he and his 3 boys, wife and family. They live just outside of Stockholm which you describe so well + more. Each trip we have traveled by purchasing a new Volvo, touring, then shipping it back home. So this has afforded us the opportunity to see a lot of the beauty of these two countries. We have other friends we spend time with as well. We will have our friend who found our family here with his wife the end of August and another friend from (Hell), small town near Trondheim in November. I will pester you with a few more details at Club 40 in September. To the rest of you, travel to these wonderful places if you have these in your dreams. -Pete Overdahl ('60) ~ Richland - where relief has come to the sweltering heat for now ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Leonard Peters ('61) Re: Old Chief Jo Students Last week I had a pleasant surprise. I was at McDonalds for breakfast and who was just a table away? Mr. St. John. He mentioned teaching at Chief Jo and my ears perked up and asked what years? He came in 1954 so I knew I had to have known him. I did not recognize him and asked his name. He told me and I about fell out of my chair. He really looked good, I don't know how old he is but has to be in his 70s... wish I looked that good in my 60s. It was good seeing him, there isn't many of our teachers left (REP). -Leonard Peters ('61) ~ still in Richland, working "out in the area." ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Earl Bennett ('63) To: Patty de la Bretonne ('65) When I visited the Hanford history museum in Howard Amon Park a few years ago, they had a slim booklet about the Richland alphabet houses with all the details our fading memories cannot retain reliably. If they still have it, perhaps someone you know who lives there can send you one. Regards, ecb3 -Earl Bennett ('63) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [I believe Earl means the Columbia River Exhibition of History, Science and Technology (CREHST) Museum at: Scroll the links on the left side and click on the GIFT SHOP link... there is a link that goes to BOOKS at On the alphabetical list you will find "ABC Homes: The Houses That Hanford Built" for $3.50 and just below that is "Alphabet Homes: The Story of Richland" -- a 30 minute video for $15.95 -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Leoma Coles ('63) To: Ann and Fred Congratulations on your anniversary... and here's to many more! You two are great and it was fun seeing you at our class reunion... take care, -Leoma Coles ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Carol Converse Maurer ('64) To: Jim Jensen ('50) I, too, remember seeing the canoe at Lewis and Clark School's parking lot. I think we all believed that it was the real thing - part of the expedition. It was there for years. -Carol Converse Maurer ('64) ~ Eureka, CA - where we are sure enjoying a fabulous summer! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gary Behymer ('64) Toivo Piippo had the knack of placing your health homework, unfolded, into his pocket. Amazing! My wife had Mrs. Piippo for English at Kennewick H.S. Opposites certainly do attract (;-) Condolences from the Behymer (Chief Jo) & Janis Cook Family to the Piippo families. Memorial Guestbook for Toivo W. "Peep" Piippo Go to Click on obituaries Click on View Memorial Toivo W. "Peep" Piippo. Read (;-) Then sign memorial guestbook. -Gary Behymer ('64) ~ Corner of Main & Canyon in downtown Colfax, WA... enjoying wheat harvest! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: John Allen ('66) Re: HAPPY BIRTHDAYS If Wednesday was Mike Sheeran's ('66) birthday (and I'm sure it was), then that means that Jim Van Wyck ('66) has also turned 55 (plus or minus a day or two from then). As the story goes, Di Van Wyck and Helen Sheeran kept each other company in beds next to each other at Kadlec Methodist Hospital while temporarily plagued with bringing these two infamous Bomber boomer babies into the world. Although I was around and in the area ahead of these two, I was not physically present for the blessed moments, so I must take this story as true on very good authority. In any event, Happy birthday to both "boys." -John Allen ('66) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Franco ('70) Please add me to the list of those remembering Coach Piippo. I spent a lot of Saturday mornings in that smelly building and he was there every week with us. He also introduced me to the term "point man" as in "Franco, you keep not listening, some day you will be the point man". This was in 1966, during the Viet Nam War... he wasn't referring to point guard! My best wishes to Steve and the whole family. I hope you take comfort in the great memories Toivo created for so many of us. Mike Franco ('70) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Peggy Adair ('72) Re: Happy Anniversary to Jim and Kathie I want to wish my brother Jim Adair ('66) and his wife Kathie Moore Adair ('69) a very Happy 15th Wedding Anniversary. 8-8-88 was the day!! I love you both. -Peggy Adair ('72) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/09/03 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 14 Bombers sent stuff: Carol Black ('48), Dick Harris ('49) Dick Roberts ('49), David Tillson ('50) Carol Tyner ('52), Richard Johnson ('55) Jim Wodehouse ('62 & '63), Jim Hamilton ('63) Diana Bennett ('64), Linda Reining ('64) Sharon Sasser ('64), Patty de la Bretonne ('65) John Allen ('66), Brad Wear ('71) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gay Wear Miller ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY 08/02: Rufus James Pedersen, III ('48) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Carol Black Foster ('48) Re: Scandinavia After seeing all the entries about Sweden, etc., I can't stand it any more. I have to add my distant memories. I remember the shock and awe I felt when we landed in Denmark and I saw all the porno magazines on the racks. At least they looked like porno to me at the time. I remember trying to ride the train in Stockholm and waiting forever, it seemed, and no train came that we could get on. Finally some kind Swedish person told us we were standing on the wrong side of the tracks as the doors were on the other side. I remember catching the train to Mora, north of Stockholm, to go to my cousin's wedding and accidentally making the conductor hold the train as we didn't know the train was about to leave and were dawdling inside the station. I remember decisively telling the Rental Car person I didn't need insurance to drive in Sweden as I already had insurance. I wasn't insured in Sweden. I remember riding a ship to Helsinki with my mother and aunt and when we docked, both mother and aunt were sick. I just barely got them off the ship and started to go thru Customs (?) where the soldiers were and my luggage broke, spilling my unmentionables out on the ground. And lastly, I remember riding the streetcar to downtown Helsinki to get a strap for my luggage but when I got on the streetcar, I didn't know how to pay, so I didn't. Luckily, that's all I remember. That's when we went into the Soviet Union and I must have erased that part from my memory. I have written almost a whole Sandstorm. Sorry about that. -Carol Black Foster ('48) ~ Bellevue, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dick Harris ('49) To: Pete Overdahl ('60) Pete: Enjoyed hearing about your trips to Norway and Sweden and your family! You gave good advice to those who dream about traveling and never get around to it! It will keep you young and if you travel with family, keep you tolerant! Ever try to get 5 family members to find consensus? I look forward to meeting you and Linda Reining ('64) at the Club 40 Reunion, as well as hearing McCoy ('45) try to fake a Norski accent! Last year, our Rotary Club President deluged us with Ole and Sven jokes. Our new President (Rotary year starts July 1st) plans a burial of Ole in a meeting, soon. I have written a tribute to the former President, as well as burial of Ole, in limerick form for the occasion. It should be another fun event! -Dick Harris ('49) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dick ('49) and Carol Tyner Roberts ('52) A belated (August 2nd) birthday message to Rufus James Pedersen, III, (48). Happy birthday, Rufe. Hope all is well with you and yours. -Richard "Dick" Roberts ('49) -Carol Tyner Roberts ('52) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: David Tillson ('50) Re: Spudnut Franchise To: Cash Wall (Spudnut Lover) The Spudnut phenomena had it's origin here in Utah in the late 1940s. I don't think that there is a Spudnut franchise available any more per se although the name may still carry a Trademark. There are three alternatives, however, that I know of for producing Spudnut-like doughnuts commercially. My first choice would be a franchise called "Tommies" Tommies started in Utah a couple of years ago and is now focusing on co-locations with Conoco/Phillips quick stops. They use the same "hot doughnut" concept as KrispyKreme (gag!!!). Another possible alternative is a company called "Tasty's" ( Tasty's uses the Spudnut name and logo but doesn't overtly advertise themselves as a Spudnut shop. They also use the old batch process to make their Spudnuts. In addition they make a wide variety of other sinful delights using the same potato flour recipe. There are only three Tasty's outlets, all located in Utah. They may not still be franchising. The third alternative is to start from scratch with one of the recipes that is posted on the Alumni Sandstorm web site. I do not recommend starting from scratch unless you are interested in gaining a lot of weight in the process of testing each recipe. Been there - done that - can't find a tee shirt that fits anymore! -David Tillson ('50) Salt Lake City, UT - (Toto, I've a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore!) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Richard Johnson ('55) Re: A little nostalgia - just for fun Thought some of you might get a kick out of some history, as it was written when it happened... From the Richland Villager - Thursday, October 18, 1945 COL-HI SQUAD LOOKS PRETTY...SO THERE! Boys Henna Hair To Lure Lady Luck But Doesn't Work Ladies who use henna regularly on their hair may well experience a shortage some of these days. As yet no one has heard of its being on the list of rationed items in the Richland stores but it may be if the present trends keep up in the Columbia high school. Not only the girls use it nowadays but it is coming to be a "must" on the list of toilet articles used by the well-dressed boy of Col-Hi. Since some men do not use henna and may not know what it is or for what purpose it is used, a definition is offered. "Henna - noun - shrub whose leaves produce the auburn hair dye." Where one observes an excessively high percentage of red-heads in an audience he may be safe in surmising some of them are the result of the use of henna. Just such observations have been made in connection with the Columbia High School Bombers. Tomorrow night at the Yakima-Columbia High football game here, note how large a percentage of the s quad has red hair. The girls of Col-Hi might well be singing this song. "The object of my affection can change his complexion, from any color to rosy red." In answer to the question as to how the football fellows started the fad of dyeing their hair, Lewis Merryman said, "John Hughes and Paul Crowder thought of it a few days before the Col-Hi Hermiston game and thought it might bring good luck so a lot of us proceeded in that direction." He stated further, "I think we are going to have to try something different before out next game, though." In looking over the squad one can note seven or eight of the auburn-hair-minded which include Paul Crowder, John Hughes, Jack Yaggi, Lewis Merryman, Dick McCoy, Don Hinkson, Bob Krause and Whitey Larrabee. Some of these fellows may fool one and lead one to believe they are naturals as in the case of Whitey Larrabee who was blonde haired boy before the application of henna. Also, with the belief that a "G.I." haircut might bring luck, some have gone to the barber shop and made the barber really earn his fee. Lads who have been given the "butch" haircuts include Wayne Bowen, Gordon Weir, Bob Krause, John Hughes and Whitey Larrabee. (Note: Last week's sports headline says "Bombers Smeared by Strong Pasco High Team, 51 to 0.") SELL TICKETS FOR DANCE ARMSTRONG BRINGS NAME BAND HERE Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong, world's highest paid colored musician, trumpet player extraordinary and now acclaimed as the international "Trumpet King of Swing" makes a personal appearance with his sensational orchestra on Tuesday, October 30, at the Rec Hall Ballroom. He will appear under the sponsorship of Villagers, Inc. If Armstrong lives up to his advance publicity, he will give villagers a great show, for he says, "I like to feel as though I am giving all I've got. When I swing out, I give both barrels and I get a great kick out of blasting those high 'C's' and 'G's' so my fans get a thrill." Tickets for the dance are on sale at THE VILLAGER office and the library....Tickets are $2.00 each, plus tax, a total of $2.50. -Richard Johnson ('55) ~ In very sunny, and very hot Austin, TX - where it was 108 yesterday. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jim Wodehouse ('62 & '63) All Bombers, One of the memories was Saturday Matinee at the theaters. Uptown, Village, Richland..Meeting girls and buddies to spend time with..and Muscles, he was a great guy! All the merchants got him a new bicycle every year! He had monkeys at his house on VanGiesen. Everyone teased him and he always sat in the front row. Friday nights were the big night to drive around uptown. Around and around..Later were dances at the C&W Foods, next the drugstore on Saturday. Does anyone remember BY'S BURGERS? Then Zip's took over as the hot spot. Tax man closed By's... they had the biggest burgers in the Tri-Cites at that time. Do take care everyone, Later! -Jim Wodehouse ('62 & '63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jim Hamilton ('63) All this talk of Finns, brings to mind that we (in the Southend) had our own, also don't ya know. Me thinks there was an art teacher at Lewis & Clark named Eskola Rentola, back when I was in about the second or third grade. I'm surprised by old friend and neighbor Bill Berlin ('56) didn't remember, or throw in the punch line "Up and died like a Hog". jimbeaux Up on Finn Hill in Kirkland, only a nine iron from Mike Bradley ('56) and Dick Nelson ('59), both of whom seem to be enjoying the good life. Actually Nelson is a lot farther than a chip shot, but it's all down hill and I'll get the roll. -Jim Hamilton ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Diana Bennett Ground ('64) Re: Mr. St. John I certainly recall Mr. St. John - didn't realize he was still in Richland. I had him for Speech in 8th grade (I think) which would have been in 1959 I believe. As I recall he was single and drove a Ford T-Bird -- one of the ones with the round porthole windows. We thought that was unbelievably racy for a teacher!!!! -Diana Bennett Ground ('64) ~ still in Juneau, AK - where we are having incredible late summer weather - supposed to hit 75 today!!! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda Reining ('64) To: Tom Matthews ('57) Re: lighthouse When my first husband, Dale Gray ('58wb-RIP) came home from his tour in Viet Nam, we were stationed on Vashon Island at Point Robinson Light----we were there with two other Coast Guard families----the men were in charge of making sure the "light" worked properly, turning on the fog horn, and maintaining the grounds around the place. It was a wonderful place to live and we had beautiful scenery. There were two houses for the men and their families to live in---the bosun and his family had the "big" house, the engineer/mechanic (Dale) and the seaman shared the split house. Loved to sit on the porch and watch the whales, as they were migrating- --great sight! The place was full of wild blackberry bushes and a few, little, garter snakes, too---NOT my favorite thing to run into, but I did enjoy picking the blackberries and making cobblers. We'd also walk down to the beach and dig for gooeyducks. YUM! Now, the "light" is automated and open to the public for tours-- don't know if is available for "lighthouse keepers" or not. -Linda Reining ('64) ~ Bakersfield, CA - we are enjoying cooler temperatures of high 80s to low 90s - a welcome relief after 15 straight days of over 100 temperatures! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Sharon Sasser Warren ('64) Re: Heading Home To: (I hope, well-connected) Bombers My daughter has always enjoyed her visits to the Tri-Cities, but I was happily surprised when she announced that she wants to get a job in the area. I've started to think about relocating up there myself and this might just be the push I need! Allison just graduated from UCLA with a degree in Broadcast Journalism and is looking for a position as a reporter with a local TV station. Last summer she interned with the BBC in Washington D.C. Tomorrow we are heading home to Richland for a visit and will be staying with my parents through August 24th. They still live on Sanford and are listed in the phone, if anyone can assist my daughter's job search, or if you just want to say hello, please give me a call. Despite thirty-three years in San Diego, Richland is still home! -Sharon Sasser Warren ('64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patty de la Bretonne ('65) To: Earl Bennett ('63) Thank you for that info. I remember seeing a floor plan of our house once. It was weird. I remember feeling as if I were above my house with the roof off, in my mind's eye I could see our stuff. Ah, the old days in Richland. regards, -Patty de la Bretonne ('65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: John Allen ('66) Re: Toivo Piippo (RIP) In addition to very possibly having been the best basketball coach in Richland history, Coach Piippo was also a story teller without better. Of course, he always swore that he regularly kept his wife and kids locked up in a closet at home so he could get some peace and quiet after a difficult day with us, but he told one very special story of his WW II days as a member of a bomber crew. It seems his plane and a few others had been forced down in a sandstorm (small "s") next to some walled city in a god-forsaken corner of the western Sahara. While there, he and a couple of buddies visited the city where they decided on a ride in an available horse drawn carriage. At some point the Americans motioned to the driver to go faster and when they had accelerated to a dead run, making quite a racket on cobblestone streets, to their amazement the Arab turned around, whip held high, and yelled at them in perfect English, "Hi Ho Silver, Away." When I remember my youth, and those adults who presented an example to be admired and followed, the memories of Al Yencopal, Roy Fowler and Toivo Piippo are always in the front of my mind. -John Allen ('66) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Brad Wear ('71) Happy Birthday to my sister Gay Wear Miller ('69). Another one in the books, and a wish for many more. -Brad Wear ('71) ~ Richardson, TX - where we saw 109 yesterday. *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/10/03 I think I saw Mars... but it didn't look red. -Maren ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 10 Bombers and 1 Colt sent stuff: Kay Weir ('37 Colt), Rufus Pederson ('48) Dick Roberts ('49), Carol Tyner ('52) Paul Ratsch ('58), Janice Woods ('60WB) Linda Reining ('64), Jeff Michael ('65) Steve Louis ('69), Karen Davis ('76) Mike Luzzo ('77) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Helen Bartlett Mowery ('52) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dennis McGrath ('63WB) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rod Collins ('67) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER LUNCHES 'n stuff (in order of appearance) TODAY Puget Sound 08/15 Girls of '54 More information: Click the lunch you want to know about. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Kay Weir Fishback ('37 Colt) Re: Travel Several people have been telling about special places to travel. I'd like to recommend Scotland. It's breathtakingly beautiful and alive with history. The Scots were originally blond and redheaded Celtic people and many of them still are. When the Spanish tried to invade and the Armada ran aground in Scotland many of the Spaniards were left behind and the ones the SCOTS didn't do away with became assimilated into the population. The best time to go is August... it's festival time and everybody in Britain takes their vacation then. I never figured out how the country runs when everybody is on "holiday" as they call it. England does the same thing, too. In Scotland the streets are filled with bagpipe bands and for one week they have the Royal Tatoo. It's held at Edinbourgh Castle - which was built by Mary Queen of Scots (who was eventually done away with by her cousin Elizabeth of England. For one week they have the Royal Tatoo - and pipers come from all over the world to preform. We were lucky enough to have tickets for a night performance which is most impressive under the lights. Pipers came from all over the world not just from the commonwealth countries but from the US too. At the very end all the lights go out and a lone piper under a spot light stands on top of the Castle and plays a song to Mary "Will ye no come back" Not a dry eye in the place. You'll never forget it. -Kay Weir Fishback ('37 Colt) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Rufus J. Pederson, Jr. ('48) Re: Red Hair, etc. Thanks to Dick ('49) and Carol Tyner Roberts ('51) for the birthday greetings, and to Richard Johnson ('55) for red-haired memories. My incomplete and tattered memory of that period tells me that John Hughes' hair turned tarnished green after he tried the henna on his dark hair, and on the second try he first bleached his hair before using the henna again. Joe Wood ('48) and I were among the "managers" on that team, and joined the henna rush. I recall mixing the powdered plant into a paste that resembled a fresh cow pie, and then plastering it into my hair and applying a hot, wet towel for twenty minutes or so before rinsing. I was pleased to see my formerly blond hair shining like a newly-minted copper penny! Like many wonders, however, this too faded into what Dick Roberts and Rem Ryals ('49) called "putrid pink". I will leave it to McCoy to inform us of the natural red-heads on that team, and to attest to the little known fact that only three percent of the world's population has red hair! Bomber and birthday cheers to all other "warm and wonderful" Leos. -Rufus J. Pederson, Jr., aka R. J. ('48) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dick ('49) and Carol Tyner ('52) Roberts To: Dave Tillson ('50) I can't imagine slim/trim Dave Tillson not being able to fit into a tee shirt anymore. We didn't know he was such an expert in donut culinary. -Richard "Dick" ('49) and Carol Tyner ('52) Roberts ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Paul Ratsch ('58) Re: Rubin Flager What ever happened to him? Should of graduated around 1955 from Col-Hi... The best marble player I have ever known... -Paul Ratsch ('58) ~ Dallas, OR ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Janice Woods Ehrke ('60WB) Bombers: I too remember the canoe, we lived on Cullum directly across from the Quonset Huts at Lewis and Clark. My brother, Ken Woods ('59WB), and I traveled many an imaginary river in it. I do remember it was in pretty poor shape, some holes in one end, but that made it all the more exciting wondering if the Indian arrows would get us or we would drown first! -Janice Woods Ehrke ('60WB) ~ Sunny, downtown Woodland, CA, home of Tony's Bar - where one can get a certified Jimmy Buffet fix. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Janice, it's BuffetT. Jimmy will be at the new Clark County Amphitheater (near Portland) next month! You paying attention, Lamont DeJong ('63)?? -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda Reining ('64) To: Dick Harris ('49) Re: The demise of Ole Hope you send a copy. I would love to read it. My grandmother hated the Ole and Sven jokes, but I kinda like them... I'm only half Norwegian, so that probably explains it. -Linda Reining ('64) ~ Bakersfield, CA - enjoying our cooler temps of high 80s and low 90s... course we are supposed to climb nearer the triple digits by next week. ;/ ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jeff Michael ('65) Re: Nordic Countries I have enjoyed reading the posts from other folks about their trips through Scandinavia. Guess I'll add a few quickies, too. About 10 years ago, when the USSR was beginning to collapse, my wife and I made two trips to Russia. The second was to St. Petersburg, followed by a stint in Stockholm. We flew in via a stop in Copenhagen. I, too, was surprised by the open sexuality on the news stands and movie houses. I had been preconditioned somewhat when I served a year in Greenland (owned by Sweden) and hung out with some of the SAS folks. Still, it was more open and overt than I expected. (Sex outside the closet). My wife and I were both impressed with the bright colors and cheerful folks. We discovered Cointreau in Tivoli Gardens by asking our server what that clear drink was that so many people were having. We still enjoy one now and then or in a Margarita...ole! When our stint in St. Petersburg was completed, we took a train to Helsinki. I was particularly pissed when the Russian soldiers took our Rubles at the border crossing! We loved the bookstores in Finland...they seemed much cooler than a Barnes and Noble or the like. Maybe it was because we couldn't read most of the titles! We took a boat to Stockholm, where we were putting on another three day workshop. We were way out in the hills at a summer was really pretty. The people were just great! After the gig, we went back to the city for a few days, enjoying the night life, the trains and the coastal communities. I remember the Viking was so cool to stand in the bow of a Viking war boat! So, we visited all but one of the Nordic states in a two week whirlwind tour. We would love to go back again...someday maybe we will. Or, maybe I should go hunting for those home videos and invite ya-all over for Cointreau...or maybe not. --DJ Jeff -Jeff Michael ('65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Steve Louis ('69) Re: Richland National Little League Team The Richland National Little League team beat the Oregon Little League 4-2 to advance to the Northwest Regional Final on Monday night at 7:00pm. They will play the winner of the Hawaii - Idaho semi-final. The team is 4-1 in tournament play. Their only loss was last Tuesday night against Hawaii. ESPN2 will be carrying the game live at 7:00pm. If you have the time, tune in and root the future Bombers on to the Little League World Series. -Steve Louis ('69) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Karen Davis Scheffer ('76) Re: Mr. Piippo A finer teacher there wasn't... as brother Mike ('74) said: he taught more than just hoops! Thanks, Sir... you will be missed. -Karen Davis Scheffer ('76) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Luzzo ('77) Re: Toivo Piippo (RIP) and Others All that I can say is that not only gym rats were affected by this man. I do remember the Health classes he taught and all the unusual things that happened in his class. Like the day that the class heard this unusual language on a tape recorder he had. It seems that he had recorded something for class and by mistake had included some dictation in Finnish. I think that in addition to him, Maryann Ford (Art), Hershel Griggs (Science), Betty Hoff (Chief Jo, head cook), Gene Bernard (Col High Counselor) and Fran Rish (Col Hi PE) were those that I remember the most. -Mike Luzzo ('77) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/11/03 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7Bombers sent stuff: Gloria Adams ('54), Tom Hughes ('56) Ray Hall ('57), Jack Grouell ('61) Earl Bennett ('63), Vicki Schrecengost ('67) Steve Piippo ('70) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gloria Adams Fulcher ('54) To: Mike Davis ('74) I was reading the Edmonds Journal today and noticed an article that you may want to put away for some future date, when you're eligible in the 2 categories. It's the 50 Plus Singles Club. A social group that meets the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month at DENNY'S, 904 N. 155th St. in Seattle. Obviously I should have listened to you instead of laughing at you. I'm eligible for the over 50 part but guess I'll have to let the second part exclude me. Do they have a dance floor at Denny's? -Gloria Adams Fulcher ('54) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Tom Hughes ('56) Re: Aug 2003 Puget Sound lunch All Bomber Lunches website The Fife lunch for August had a small but exuberant group. Len ('66) and Linda Rediske made it up from the Vancouver area and it was great to see them for the first time since we went to the Portland lunch some months ago. Mike Ragland ('57) made it for the first time and he and I spent a lot of time talking about people and old times. John Zimmer ('66) made it to the lunch and brought a cake but Merilee Zimmer (spouse)was busy helping with a family birthday party and could not make it. Larry Mattingly ('60), Carol Black Foster ('48), Char Dossett Holden ('51), Patti Jones Ahrens ('60), Irl French ('51), Jim McDougal ('57), Agnes Hughes (spouse), Jessica Blessing (my grad daughter) and yours truly were also in attendance. Patti presented our regular waitress, Tina, a gift of a framed picture for her wonderful service. She always has a sharp comment to make. When Charlotte asked for a box to take home half of her sandwich she said "No, you are going to sit there until you eat your lunch". As usual everyone had a great time and were reluctant to leave. It took me three tries to finally get out of there. -Tom Hughes ('56) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ray Hall ('57) Yesterday I was an honorary pall bearing for Mr. Piippo. I had the privilege of being his assistant coach at Chief Joseph for 5 years. I wasn't the great athlete that many of his players and friends were; yet he accepted me just like I was. He taught by example how working hard, never quitting, extreme hustle at all times, being a team player, would make up for the lacking in some ability. He was a very fair coach; in all my years that I worked with him I never heard a negative comment from players about "Peeps"; which in athletics, is itself an awesome testament of him and his values. I see the attitude in both of his sons and grand kids. Thank you peeps for allowing me to share with you those 5 great years. I loved them all. -Ray Hall ('57) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jack Grouell ('61) Re: Hi Yo Silver John Allen ('66) wrote: "to their amazement the Arab turned around, whip held high, and yelled at them in perfect English, 'Hi Ho Silver, Away.'" Perhaps not so amazing: During Operation Torch, the Allied invasion of North Africa in 1942, troops landing in the Arzew area used "Hi Yo, Silver" as a challenge and "Awaaay" as the counter sign. This information is from the amazing book "An Army at Dawn" by Rick Atkinson which I have just recently finished reading. -Jack Grouell ('61) ~ Everett, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Earl Bennett ('63) To: Cash Wall (Spudnut Lover) Mr. Wall: There is a Spudnut Shop in Charlottesville, VA, which I may have occasion to pass sometime in the next week or so. If they are open (I think this one closes at 2:00 pm) I'll try to get an address for you for the franchise organization. Of course, Bombers being the Spudnut fanatics and helpful souls that they are, someone will probably beat me to it from the Richland shop. Can't ever have too many Spudnut Shops - need to stomp out those lead-weighted, sugar-grease balls called Krispy Kremes as soon as possible (my wife, not a Bomber, may smack me for that, as she loves them). Spudnut Shops started in Salt Lake City in the '40s, I think, and by the mid-to-late '50s were up to 70 or 80 nationwide, mostly in the West. As of two years ago they were down to less than 25... not sure where they stand right now. I gather the only serious supplier of potatoe flour is in California, which can be an issue in the winter time for delivery reliability here in the East, but should not be too much of a problem for you. Regards, ecb3 - from still rainy (15" above average for the year) central VA, with the associated ugly humidity but not the ugly heat I normally associate with this time of year - 80s for the last couple of weeks, rather than 90s and up. -Earl Bennett (Gold Medal Class of '63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Vicki Schrecengost Carney ('67) Re: Attention Bomber friends in Montana Many of you know that my entire family, Dianna ('64) and her husband, Jan (who was only in second grade when we were transferred to PA) and her family, and my Mom and Dad have all been living in Houston for the past three years. Big changes are afoot! Jan's family will be moving to Livingston, MT in stages over the next few months. They have bought a 100 year old house. Dianna and her husband are building a retirement home in the Ft. Myers, FL area and will probably be moving in the spring (construction willing). My Mom and Dad will also be moving to a retirement home in the Ft. Myers area. Now for the big question: Are there any Bombers in the Bozeman/Livingston area? Jan will be closing on the house in late August and plans to move north in Sept/Oct. I am coming out for a couple weeks to help her get the house in shape for the arrival of her youngest daughter in December. Tim and their eldest daughter, Jennifer, will be moving next May after Jennifer graduates from high school. Anyhow, if there are any Bombers out there who could give us some help with "welcome wagon" type questions, we would be ever so grateful. Please contact -Vicki Schrecengost Carney ('67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Steve Piippo ('70) To: All CJ Warriors/Eagles & those who knew Toivo Toivo (while reflecting) said many times in recent years, "I was lucky to find those kids and thankful those kids found me." He admired the staff at Chief Jo. Thank You for all the e-mails, cards, letters, flowers, special gifts, wonderful thoughts, memories and heart felt love for "Peep" or "Coach" or however you knew him. Toivo was lucky to have found all those kids after his parachute opened and he landed in Richland. Thank You. -Steve Piippo ('70) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/12/03 Richland, WA - 5 ~~ Pearl City, HI - 0 Little League Northwest Champs Coach: Bob Jacobs ('70) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 11 Bombers, 1 Bomber Mom and 1 funeral notice today: Dick McCoy ('45, '46, '02), Evelyn Meyer ('46) Don Fisher ('50), James Jensen ('50) Curt Donahue ('53), Jim Russell ('58) Dave Henderson ('60WB), Earl Bennett ('63) Jim House ('63), Steve Louis ('69) Stu Osborn ('71), BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Nat Saenz ('71) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dick McCoy ('45, '46, '02) Re: Red Hair All this talk of red hair. Actually it was a pretty good stunt. We kept our helmets on till kickoff, then we off they came during the pre kick huddle. It caused quite a stir. It worked too. We played WallaX2 that nite, and they had a tough time beating us. A slaughter was expected but avoided thanx to our Irish doos. To: Rufus Pederson ('48) A hi and a belated happy b'day. Why don't you come to the party this year? Your sis, too. I don't remember any natural redheads. I guess I was the closest. -Dick McCoy ('45, '46, '02) Bronc, Beaver, Bomber ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Evelyn Meyer Crowder ('46) Richard Johnson's ('55) 8/9/03 Sandstorm entry brought many smiles to my husband Paul Crowder ('46) regarding the Col-Hi Squad's football players way back in 1945. I knew Paul slightly when the hair dyeing episode occurred, and started dating him on December 7, 1945. I believe the red had grown out by then. We have been together since that time, having been married in 1947--will be 56 years this month and still not long enough. I have not written for a long time as Paul was diagnosed with brain cancer last fall. We are still fighting the fight and are thankful for the many prayers from family, ourselves, and friends and their friends, that have given him the strength to stay alive. We would love to be present at the Club 40 reunion this year but it is just not possible. Thanks to all of you who write him. -Evelyn Meyer Crowder ('46) ~ Sunny, warm Scottsdale, AZ where we are glad to feel the heat. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Don Fisher ('50) To: Treg Owings ('76) Sorry took me so long to answer you, but takes me longer to get my memory working. I don't really remember being a scout leader (wife says was WEBLOs)... so guess I was. I do remember being a Camp Fire leader for a group of Jr. High girls. I did get them on a winter survival training session at the Boy Scout Camp. I also used some of my army training and took the girls out to the old camp site at Horn Rapids and taught them how to read compasses and maps. My wife reminded me that I was in the Army Reserve with your dad and that I also bowled on the VFW Bowling team at the state tournament with your grandfather, Henry. If I remember correctly your grandfather was a security guard at Hanford and wasn't there a story about him shooting the clock off the wall? As for Mark, he is still in the Tri-Cities and keeps busy hunting, fishing and coaching his son's teams. Daughter is into soccer so we spend a lot of our time at the different sports complexes. -Don Fisher ('50) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jim Jensen ('50) Re: Yea Team! Minutes ago I saw a game, little, left-handed, pitcher record his fourth strikeout of game. It was the final out of the Little League Northwest Regional playoff. The winner, RICHLAND, WASHINGTON, advances to the Little League World Series in Williamsport, PA. That little pitcher [Kyle Stumetz], the one with a big heart, pitched a 4-hit shutout, defeating Hawaii 5 to 0. The Richland team, wearing uniforms of green and gold, looked amazingly like a "short" version of the Bombers, but they played BIG!!!!! Can't believe I got so excited over the game and felt so proud that Richland did it. I haven't lived in Richland since 1952. I've only visited there five times in the last fifty-one years. A myriad of reasons have prevented me from returning there to live. Still, in my heart, Richland is my home. A great group of kids, their coaches, and those cheering them on, have plucked my spirit away from Katy, TX and have taken me home again... Bomber Cheers!!!!! =Jim Jensen ('50) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Curt Donahue ('53) Re: Richland Little League Congratulations to the Little League Team from Richland for winning the Northwest regional and a trip to the Little League World Series in Williamsport, PA. Some good future Bombers. -Curt Donahue ('53) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jim Russell ('58) Re: Richland Little Leaguers Just watched the Richland Little Leaguers win their regional championship game against (Pearl City) Hawaii. Fun game to watch! I was particularly impressed with the fielding ability of the team and especially that of second baseman Daniel Jacobs. He had some Bret Boone moves out there! That game reminded me of my youthful days. I loved the game. I also had to be one of the worst hitters. I was never good enough (or maybe confident enough) to make "the team." I do remember very vividly one day at lunch recess at Lewis & Clark (maybe 5th grade), when we were playing "work up." I had worked up to the shortstop position. Jim Castleberry ('58) was pitching. The batter swung at the pitch and popped it up to the infield. Of course, whoever caught the ball on the fly immediately became the batter. I was intent on grabbing that pop up, and so was Jim. We collided and when the dust settled, I was missing half my front tooth. Jim probably still has a scar on his cheek. There was a Castleberry playing for the Richland Nationals tonight. I can't help but think that he has to have a relationship to Jim of my youth who wears the scar. Yes, I loved the game. I still do. A lot of people say its too slow and too boring. Well, that just says they don't understand the game. There's more strategy, more moves behind the moves, than any other action sport I can think of. At my age, I can still watch it and enjoy not only the skills in action, but the mental action and suspense as well. -Jim Russell ('58) in beautiful downtown Mountlake Terrace, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dave Henderson (60WB) I want to be one of the first to send my congratulations to the Little League baseball team from Richland. I watched them beat Hawaii on ESPN2 last night. I have one question. What does the N in RN mean?? -Dave Henderson (60WB) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [..on the front of their caps -- National??? -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Earl C. Bennett, III (Gold Medal Class of '63) To: Cash Wall Re: 8/7 Alumni Sandstorm Entry Mr. Wall: The owner of the Spudnut Shop in Charlottesville, VA gave me the following contact information for the Spudnut franchise: Chen Hon (spelling uncertain) 755 Lakefield Road ~ Suite E West Lake Village, CA 91361 (805) 495-0116 She also said to wish you luck, as they have had a terrible time with poor communication since this person bought up the franchising rights - never having calls answered, and the last time they ordered some of the pre-mixed flour, it never came and they never got their money back. They mix their own now with potato flakes. Also, I remembered the conversation of two years ago incorrectly. She said that when her father bought the franchise in 1969, there were 400 shops nationwide, not the 70 I stated yesterday. To: Richland residents: I need the phone number of the Richland Spudnut Shop. I promised the local owner I'd get it for her, as she was glad to hear our hangout is doing well and may want to seek some advice. Regards, ecb3 -Earl Bennett ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jim House ('63) Re: Little League Champs Congratulations to the Richland National Little League Champs. I feel I have much in common with them based on what I saw and heard tonight on ESPN2. Look great in Green and Gold, favorite athlete is Anna Kournikova and would like to meet J. Lo. Is it OK to say it is nice to see a team from the right side of Washington win? -Jim House ('63) ~ Houston, TX ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Steve Louis ('69) Re: Richland 5, Hawaii 0 Congratulations to the Richland National Little League All-Stars on their victory over the Pearl City, Hawaii Little League team. Next stop for the Richland All-Stars is the Little League World Series in Williamsport, PA. I met with Ben Jacobs ('69) after the game, and he asked me to this report to the Richland alumni. Ben was driving back from San Bernardino tonight, and wanted "to let everyone know what a great job the kids from Richland did tonight." For those of you who were unable to watch the game on ESPN2, it was a great defensive effort by the Richlanders. Every time Hawaii made a run at Richland, they came through with great pitching and great fielding. It's going to be great watching the kids from Richland in the Little League World Series. To: Bob Jacobs ('70) You did a great job managing the team... good luck in Williamsport. -Steve Louis ('69) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Stu Osborn ('71) Re: Richland Nat'l wins Western regional!!! Let's take time out from all the "I remember when" talk to recognize some courageous little guys... Many, many congrats to Bob Jacobs' ('70) Richland National Little League squad for their 5-0 shutout of Hawaii tonight!! The victory earns my hometown's kids the Western Region seed to Williamsport, PA against a team from Boston, MASS. Way to go, young men!!! They did it with great defense and superlative 4-hit pitching by little [Kyle] Stumetz. Could this be a precursor and an omen to suggest a Seattle/Boston ALCS this year? Nahhh... I found myself glued to the game and barely noticed that there was a Mariner game on the other channel. Baby Bombers, way ta go!!! Now go get 'em! -Stu Osborn ('71) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) We were at the Beach when Sheila ('71) let us know that Mr. Piippo had died. There would have been no state champions in 1972 without his early training of Frank Teverbaugh's team. Not to lessen Frank's ability as a coach, there are none better, but I'm sure he too appreciated Mr. Piippo's early training. "Peeps" as the boys called him, not to his face I don't imagine, was respected and admired by those boys as well as anyone else who had the privilege of knowing him. Our family sends our sympathy to his family -BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) ******************************************** ******************************************** Funeral Notice submitted by Bill Gerry ('71) >>Gerald Brennen "Bren" Davison ('70 or '71?) Thursday, 07 Aug 2003 Whidbey News Times Whidbey WA Gerald Brennen Davison, 53, died Aug. 7, 2003, at Careage of Whidbey from complications of heart failure. Jerry, as his friends knew him, was born Sept. 20, 1949, in Pasco, to Gerald W. and Caroline Brennen Davison. Jerry was raised in Richland and graduated from Richland High School in 1971. Jerry went on to North Seattle Community College, receiving his associates of arts degree in food service. He began his career as a chef in Seattle and then on to the Tri-Cities area. In 1988, Jerry moved to Oak Harbor. He was employed as a chef for McDonald's Restaurants at both the Oak Harbor and Whidbey Island Naval Air Station facilities. Jerry Davison was an active member of First United Methodist Church of Oak Harbor. He was often involved in cooking for the youth group at church. He was a very enthusiastic Mariners fan, enjoyed hunting and fishing in past years and enjoyed helping other disabled persons. Each year he participated in the cancer walk in Oak Harbor. Jerry is survived by his father and stepmother, Jerry and Genevieve Davison of Oak Harbor; and by his mother, Caroline Ameden of Camano Island. One brother, Gregory W. Davison of Kirkland, and one sister Nancy Harbour of Anchorage, AK, also survive him. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 14, at First United Methodist Church of Oak Harbor. Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church of Oak Harbor, Touch of Faith Signing Choir. Cremation was held with private family internment to follow at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Burley Funeral Chapel, Oak Harbor. This obituary is on-line at *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/13/03 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 14 Bombers sent stuff: Dick Harris ('49), Millie Finch ('54) Derrith Persons ('60WB), Patti Jones ('60) Jim Hamilton ('63), Joanna Faulkner ('63) Roy Ballard ('63), Bob Grout ('66WB) John Wingfield ('66), Don Andrews ('67) Karen Davis ('76), Treg Owings ('76) Eric Lukins ('81), Jumbo Davis ('82) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim Clementson ('57) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gary Persons ('57) ******************************************** ******************************************** Richland Little Leaguers TCH article: ******************************************** ******************************************** If you are running Microsoft Windows NT 4.0, 2000, XP OR Server 2003: You NEED to go download some patches and stuff so you won't get the latest worm... worm won't cause much damage, but you'll have to get the fix by using ANOTHER computer.... pain in the patootie: ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dick Harris ('49) To: Linda Reining ('64) O.K., Linda you asked it. This Limerick was prepared to accompany the presentation of an award to Rich Peters, the Immediate Past President of the Wenatchee Rotary Club. It pays tribute to Rich, but also jabs him for tossing too many Ole and Sven jokes at his audience, during last year's Rotary year, thru Jun.30, 2003. Rich got associated by many, with being Scandinavian, since he had come from Minnesota and told Ole jokes. It turns out, that he has mostly German heritage, with some Anglo-Saxon thrown in. Thus, the non-political correct, reference to Kraut, etc. Ole's Demise, A Tribute to Rich Peters! It wasn't just Ole, you see, Twas Sven and dear Inga, all three! That we heard about, Week-in and week-out, Dumping this trio, suits me! Some say that dear Ole forgot, Which State he had come from or not. We heard Nort Dakota, Or West Minnesota, Maybe he was smoking dat pot! And Rich added fire to the deed, Mixed up a Norski with a Swede, We didn't know when, This Ole and Sven, Had come from a bad Nordic seed! Now we asked our Rich, if it's true, 'Bout Norski or Swede in the brew? He said, "I am Kraut!” And Nordic is out! And so is Lake Wobegon, too! And Rich fed our Ole a fish, Told Ole, "You'll like this fine dish!" He said, "There's no risk! In Eating lutefisk!" But, Ole succomed with a swish! So it's Ole we lay rest, today, And now with respect we convey, "Ole, it's been grand, We've taken a stand, Take Rich on out with you, we say!" It's Rich that we honor, today, As we try to put Ole away. We've had quite enough, Of this Nordic stuff, Lie still dear old Ole, we pray! To: Kay Weir Fishback ('37 Colt) Kay: I enjoyed your tales of Scotland. I joined my Airlines Employee son, Scott, on a trip to Scotland a few years ago. We flew into Glasgow, rented a car and headed northwest with no fixed agenda. We drove to Fort William and spent the first night in Mallaig, a picturesque village on the coast, opposite the Isle of Skye. We awoke from our bed and breakfast accommodation and had to wait for a herd of sheep to pass, before we could board a small ferry to cross the sound. We arrived on the Isle of Skye at Armadale, which is close to the headquarters of the McDonald Clan. We had a wonderful time touring the Isle, including a visit to the Dunvegan Castle, on the western side, at Dunvegan. This has been the stronghold of the Chiefs of MacLeod for nearly 800 years and it remains their home. More information at: We saw for the first time, the raising of trees for fiber, as we would later see in our own state, particularly in the Southwest (mostly hybrid cottonwoods, I understand). There were thousands of rows after rows all perfectly parallel and growing rapidly. We crossed back to the mainland via short ferry at Kyle of Lochalsh, followed the western side of Loch Ness to Inverness. There, we spotted a lovely B & B right on the main street leading into the city, with a vacancy sign. Inside, we met Mrs. MacLennan, an elderly widow, who drove a red BMW. She told us about having come from the Isle of Lewis, just off the western coast and having become a welder in the shipyards of Glasgow, during WWII. One particular ship she had worked on, got knocked out by a Nazi U-boat. Her brothers always teased, that it was the faulty welding that had done it in. What a great sense of humor! We motored up the eastern coast and on up to the tip of the mainland at John o' Groats. From there one could see some of the islands further north and some of the North Sea oil rigs, if one didn't get knocked over by the wind! We marveled at the many beautiful sheep pastures along the coast with miles of rock fences. We noticed the various colors of dye on the backs of many sheep. We later learned that this is a way of marking the females, who had been serviced by a particular Ram. City boys learn the darndest things! We ended up with a second night with Mrs. MacLennan, as I had left a jacket at her domicile and we enjoyed a repeat performance of her cooking and humor! The good Lord knows how to arrange interesting times! We continued down to Perth and eventually took-in the Sterling Castle before getting another wonderful B & B in Edinburgh. We could have spent our entire time of eight days, profitably in this amazing city. I remember seeing a single huge stone in the park, with a tribute to the Norwegian Pilots, who had trained there and helped in the Battle of Britain! We learned more of these brave lads at the Resistance Museum in Oslo, just recently. So, Kay, keep whetting our travel appetites with your knowledge of great destinations for all! -Dick Harris ('49) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Millie Finch Gregg ('54) Re: Richland Team I too want to add my congratulations to the team of the Richland Little League for their win last evening. I too was glued to the TV, and watched as they methodically played ball with such great defense and some of the plays were spectacular. Especially by the little 2nd baseman. The Green and Gold looked wonderful on TV and I was so proud of the boys and Mr. Jacobs you have done a marvelous job with them. Williamsport here we come look out - little Bombers are on their way!!!!!!!!!!!! -Millie Finch Gregg ('54) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Derrith Persons Dean ('60WB) Re: Birthday wishes Happy Birthday to Gary Persons ('57) (TGINF) I think you are an incredible brother and I am grateful and proud to be your sister! May you celebrate your birthday with love in your home, joy in your world, and peace in your heart. See you soon! -Derrith Persons Dean ('60WB) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) Re: Blast Worm I turned on my computer yesterday morning to a weird pop up message. When I called MSN there was a message saying that there was problems with MSN give it 24 hours. I believed the message until I watched the news that night. King 5 Seattle showed a lady with her computer on getting the same pop up message I was. I had briefly heard about a virus last week but didn't pay attention. After the news I paid attention. The pop up has a message saying your computer will shut off in 60 seconds. Also shows a red dot with an X. The words Authority System are in the body. The Blast Worm once on computer repeats itself every time you turn on emails. Shuts down the computer time and time again. Called MSN last night, they referred me to my Anti Virus server. The technician at Norton sent me links to get rid of the virus. I had to go to someone else's computer, load the links onto a floppy then run them from the floppy on my computer. The worm is gone. Norton customer service lady said, "there were 25 million computers infected so far". Update anything that your server, as well as anti-virus program has to keep the virus out. King 5 news suggested a Firewall. To Bombers that have emailed me I now have two days of emails to catch up on so be patient. Re: Richland Little League Team Go Richland! Bombers Have Fun -Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) ~ Browns Point, WA - where it was sunny and nice all day then turned breezy cooling down the temperature this evening. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jim Hamilton ('63) Having lived in Kirkland, and been involved with Kirkland National Little League, I know and appreciate the hard work of everyone to get a team to the Little League World Series. We sent teams to Williamsport in 1980 and 1982, with '82 winning the World Series. I watched last night's game, and a great game it was. With more teams in the Series, pool play and expanded coverage on ESPN2. I look forward to seeing more of this very, very good team. I was also impressed with the demeanor of the Coach, his team believes in him and plays like they are very well coached. Richland National was my old league, with the field down behind Lewis and Clark. As I recall in the '50s it was a four team league: Spudnut Shop, N&H, Thrifty Drug, and Auto Supply, you played everyone about once a week. Spudnut had some great teams with the Adrians and Jerry Kern providing the bats. Pook, Dick Boehning and Billy Joe Pickins were on Thrifty Drug. Dave Pugh was on N&H, which I think was a Flying "A" gas station up on Williams. Dick Plows and Bobby Chipmunk were on Auto Supply, they of the red hats. I think Billy Chipmunk was on Spudnut, too. Congratulations to everyone, you're making this old Bomber proud. jimbeaux p.s. Could that Castleberry, be related to Jim. No, probably not, Cas isn't that old. -Jim Hamilton ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Joanna Faulkner Brown ('63) Hello everyone! Re: Redheads Speaking of redheads... let us not forget my brother Clyde Neil Foster ('49) was a *natural* redhead. In fact, his nickname was "Red". Re: Little League Congratulations to the Little League as well. My grandson (age 8) played Little league this spring for the first time and he is already signed up for Fall Ball. Grandma hasn't missed a game so far. Bomber cheers, -Joanna Faulkner Brown ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Roy Ballard ('63) To: Earl Bennett ('63) Re: Richland Spudnut Shop phone number The number for the Spudnut shop 943-3000 -Roy Ballard ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob Grout ('66WB) Re: Richland LITTLE LEAGUE In case your looking for the play off news. Re: Herald Article on our Little Leaguers -Bob Grout ('66WB) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: John Wingfield ('66) Re: Congratulations RN Congratulations to the Richland National All star team, and to all their relations, brothers, sisters, parents, cousins, grandparents, everybody... I just sat down in my apartment in East Honolulu and caught the last inning of the game. What pride filled my heart as I looked as those boys from our hometown, Rivercity, and watched them close the door with such focus and skill on Pearl City. When I first came to Honolulu I drove through Pearl City about every day, as I was staying at Ewa Beach, west of town. Pearl City is the community that has grown up the hill above Pearl Harbor. I was so impressed with Coach Bob Jacobs (who was miked), when he went out to the mound and asked Kyle if he still wanted it. Then he so positively affirmed the young man's ability and desire and let him go for it. Just the confidence energy boost the young pitcher needed to finish the game. I still feel a bit choked up thinking about it. As I walked down to the beach at Waikiki, to watch the sunset, I thought back 45 years or so when I played on the Spudnut Shop team. I lacked confidence in the batter's box and only played one year. I think I was afraid I would get killed by a bean ball from Darryl Reyns or someone else who seemed 9 feet tall. But those boys had someone working with them who believed in them and supported them to play at their highest ability. Thank God for men and women who give back to the young people and for good clean fun. It's Good to be Alive! -John Wingfield ('66) ~ From the slopes of Diamond Head ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Don Andrews ('67) Re: Little League World Series To: Bob Jacobs ('70) and Team Congratulations for your decisive Victory over Hawaii. Now on to the World Series. I was in a dilemma yesterday for we live in rural Clark county where cable TV isn't an option and a satellite dish isn't in the budget. I was forced to find a source to watch the game. Under protest, I had to settle for the Hazel Dell Brew Pub... the sacrifices that we make. It was incredible watching the "Green and Gold" running the bases, with Bob prowling the third base line from his coach's box. The defense was flawless with Jacobs and Jacobs stopping anything in the middle, Stumetz throwing a shutout, and the rest of the team shutting down everything that came their way. The bats were connecting and with heads up base running orchestrated by Bob and the rest of the coaching staff it was a runaway. Now, with the rest of the world at their feet, there is no stopping them. GO "GREEN & GOLD", RICHLAND NATIONALS, THE NEXT LITTLE LEAGUE WORLD CHAMPIONS!!!!! Bomber Cheers -Don Andrews ('67) ~ Ridgefield, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Karen Davis Scheffer ('76) To: Bobby Jacobs ('70) and the National Little Leaguers Boy Howdy!!!!! Congrats. Couldn't have happened to a better coach---yeah huh!!!! Hey, for those of us who live away from it all and don't get feed back about this sort of stuff from all my Richland relatives--- who are these kids to be recognized and future Little League World Champs? I read of a Jacobs and a Castleberry... who are the rest-- Bobby or Ben, would you name them for us... and how many more of them are children of former Bombers? Good luck kiddos. -Karen Davis Scheffer ('76) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Treg Owings ('76) To: Don Fisher ('50) Hello Don, I have heard the clock story. A guard was cleaning his gun after took careful aim at the clock. Unfortunately the gun had one in the chamber and he was a good shot so no clock. I did not hear this was my Grandpa, Henry Owings. Can anyone confirm this? I have heard other stories about both him and my Dad, Chuck Owings (RIP). Any other stories floating around out there? -Treg Owings ('76) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Eric Lukins ('81) Re: Richland National League Coach I got a phone call from my Mom telling me about the game on ESPN2 last night, so of course, being from the South End, I was glued to my chair. I won't go into the mass flurry of memories stirred up within being a National Leaguer way back when, but I do have to tip my hat to Bob Jacobs ('70). In the 3rd inning, the pitcher had walked 2 batters in a row and started to show some signs of getting emotionally upset. My wife started to tell me how the kids need to be having fun and of course, I had to start telling her about the higher level of competition at that age and the pressures of being a pitcher, no matter what level the game was. You know, the classic line about how there comes a time in man's life when a man's got to do what a man's got to do. Just then, Bob Jacobs walks out to the baseline for a little chat with his pitcher and tells him to calm down, everything is going to be okay, and to just have some fun and enjoy the moment. And just like magic, he strikes out the next batter and the inning is over. Totally awesome coaching! It's great to have guys like Bob impacting our kids in such positive manners, keep up the GREAT work and best of luck in Virginia! -Eric Lukins ('81) RNLB - Execuair - '72-'75 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jumbo Davis ('82) Re: Richland National Congrats to an incredible journey to the "Big Dance" in Pennsylvania. I got a chance to talk with Jimmy Castleberry (Hanford '83) by phone Sunday night. We talked for over an hour about what an incredible run this has been for him and all others involved. Can you imagine your 12 year old boy playing on ESPN2. This is not your average go down to Taste Freeze, pick up a Milk shake and Sweeney burger and kick back and watch your kid play ball. This is HUGE (they are now in the top 16 of well over 13,000 Little League teams.) The defense and pitching were incredible. But, the one thing that really impressed me was the hustle. Even if one of the kids struck out or popped out, they still ran to get their bat the run it to the dug out. I may stand corrected but I believe this is the farthest any Richland team in any sport has gone...... The one chant I heard was; "Here we go Richland, Here we go", I was glued to the television looking at the green and gold chanting: Here we go Bombers, here we go...... Best of luck at the big show class of '09 Bombers. Re: Anniversary wishes I would also like to wish my lovely wife Jennifer Maiuri Davis ('86) a happy 9th anniversary. Happy anniversary Jen. -Jumbo Davis ('82) ~ Taking the week off in West Richland with Zakary (2017) and Jakob (2021) future Little Leaguers in Richland.......... ******************************************** ******************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/14/03 LITTLE LEAGUE Richland vs. Boynton Beach, FL ~ Friday 1pm pacific ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 8 Bombers and 1 Bomber Mom today: Mary Treim ('47), Judy Scott ('64) Linda Reining ('64), Betti Avant ('69) Steve Louis ('69), Steve Piippo ('70) Linda King ('79), Donna Fisher ('80) BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jimmie D. Collings ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Richard Swanson ('64) ******************************************** ******************************************** ANNOUNCEMENT: "C" House and "R" House ornaments are JUST IN... and they're adorable. Purchase them at the Richland Community Center Gift Shop for $5 or by mail for $6 - order form at: ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mary Triem Mowery ('47) Re: GOLFERS/CLUB 40 Attention all golfers who have forgotten to sign up for this year's is the pertinent information. DATE: Saturday, September 6th COURSE: Sun Willows, Pasco, WA FEES: $32 for 18 holes, $11 for cart REGISTRATION CUTOFF: 8/22/03 CONTACT: Ginger Warford Rhoades ('55) 2582 Crestwick Dr., Richland (509) 375-3450 Fees are to go directly to Ginger. See you at the 16th annual Club 40 soiree. This year we welcome the class of 1963, and are honoring 50 years for the class of 1953 and 45 years for the class of 1958. I hear there are some neat things going on this year!!!!! -Mary Triem Mowery, a '47 Bomber ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Judy Scott Tastula ('64) I have a thin book from when we moved my mother some years ago and it is "Home Blown - The History of the Houses of Richland"... It even has Dupus on the fourth page... and I have and love the Dupus book they did about Richland. -Judy Scott Tastula ('64) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ "Home Blown - The History of the Houses of Richland" is available for $2.50 on the CREHST site at: 1946 and 1948 Dupus Boomer books online at: ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda Reining ('64) To: Dick Harris ('49) Re: Ole's demise Liked it! I hope you will be at R2K+4 next June. I am planning on coming home for my 40-year class reunion, and would like to meet a fellow Norski. I won't be coming home for Club 40 as they are held in September, and since I babysit grand kids, can't get away during school time. Re: Richland National Little Leaguers Way to go!!!!!!! Wish I had paid attention... I could have driven the two hours to San Bernadino and watched them "up close and personal"!!!!!! Rats! Oh well... never was known for paying attention when I was in school, and unfortunately, the trait followed me into adulthood! :( But, I will try to remember to turn the TV to ESPN2 and watch them play a great game and have fun while they are doing it. Nice to know that their coach still remembers that playing is supposed to be fun, not just winning! Too bad more coaches don't follow his lead! That was always my biggest gripe with kids' sports... too blasted competitive... they are just kids, they need to have fun, and learn the game of sportsmanship, not just worry about winning! Will get off my soapbox now before I stir up a hornet's nest! Since I didn't have little boys, I might have felt differently... NOT! Have grandsons and I see the pressure they are under to make that goal, hit that ball out of the ballpark, or make that basket, and it just makes my heart ache! I see them struggle not to cry in front of their teammates, or parents, or the other team, and mine breaks into small pieces every time! Might have been a good thing that I didn't have boys... would have made them play tiddlywinks or marbles!!!! -Linda Reining ('64) ~ Bakersfield, CA - we are still enjoying single digit temps, but we are supposed to start creeping back up to triple digits by the end of the week! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Betti Avant ('69) Re: Little League I, being a tomboy growing up always hoped I could play little league baseball. In the late '50s and early '60s of course there was no girls' softball either. In fact, I never played with a softball, except at recess. In the 6th grade I always played "ball" with the boys. One day the rest of the girls in my class decided it looked like fun, so they joined us. Well, the boys on my team told me to swing at anything and there was another girl pitching who had no idea what she was doing, and by swinging at everything I am embarrassed to say I struck out 3 times against her (it may even have been the same inning). Needless to say I wasn't too happy and the girls never asked to play ball with us again either. I remember when they first allowed females to play little league, I was stationed at Ft. Campbell, KY in the Army. The post Little League diamond was right across the street from the barracks and when I wasn't playing a softball game or being bat girl for the company's guys baseball team, I was taking in the games. There were 7 teams and 3 of them had a female each on them. The best player was a 1st baseman. She had a good glove, but had never batted much, but by the end of season she made the all-star team. Good going Richland National Little League and good luck in Williamsport. I'll catch you when I can. -Betti Avant ('69) ~ Goodland, KS - where our 18 and under team fell one game shy of state and we don't even have a high school team (it costs too much according to the school administration) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Steve Louis ('69) Re: Richland-mania To: Karen Davis Scheffer ('76) The names of Richland National players are: Daniel Jacobs, Brett Jacobs, Trent Sikes, Cody Shepherd, Jamison Rowe, Kyle Stumetz, Quinn Zorich, Eric Yardley, Kelly Castleberry, Bracken Sorensen, Evan Hood, and Kyle Campbell. I'm sure Ben ('69) or Bob ('70) Jacobs can fill in the lineage later. I think Ben and the rest of the parents at the stadium seemed to be more nervous than the kids. The crowd of Richlanders at the game made me feel like I was a kid again watching the Bombers play. The kids, well, they were workmen from the start of warm-ups all the way through the game. They looked as confident as they played. There will be a lot of good teams in Williamsport, but they may have the talent to take it all. My 6 year old son had the time of his life at the four games we went to in San Bernardino. He was proud to be wearing a homemade Richland Bomber T-shirt. Although he's California born and has only been to Richland twice in his young life, he wears the Green and Gold with pride. His biggest thrill came in the middle of the 5th inning when he got to hold up a sign for the ESPN2 cameras that read "PUT ME ON SPORTS CENTER MY MOM WILL LET ME STAY UP LATE!" We had a great time, and wish we could go to Williamsport to see them play there. ESPN and ESPN2 will have to be the next best thing to being there. -Steve Louis ('69) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Steve Piippo ('70) To: Bob Jacobs ('70) Woody Killand and Joe Hedges, coaches of the Little League National Bank of Commerce a few decades ago, have to be proud of you and your team. Bob was a stellar 3rd base several decades ago. -Steve Piippo ('70) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda King Goetz ('79) Re: Richland Little League I just had to add my congrats to the Richland National Little League team on their march to the World Series. Way to go to all of you. This is what Little League is all about. Great coaches with a positive attitude, kids with a love for the game and fans that couldn't be prouder. I had goose bumps the whole game and will watch it to the end, win or lose! -Linda King Goetz ('79) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Donna Fisher ('80) Re: Richland National Little League It was wonderful reading all the glowing responses to the great win by our National Little League team... but, as the Tri-City Herald stated, their playing in the "Little League World Series comes with a little good news-bad news scenario". The team, coaches and families have stretched their pocket books, let alone their credit cards, to the max. Now is the time for all of us to help them out. Any amount will help. Please send donations to: RNLL Attn: All Stars P.O. Box 141 Richland, WA 99352 -Donna Fisher ('80), sister of a former National Little League Player ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) "CC" (my granddaughter, Erin Galloway ('01), Wig ('82), Jumbo ('82), and their wives Brenda and Jennifer ('82) and their children and Heidi Davis Mortensen ('00)(The Bear's ('72RIP) oldest daughter), Chris and Kyler Mortensen all joined me at Seaside for a week. Now that is a party let me tell you. There is a lot of things to do in Seaside, Astoria and Cannon Beach. Wig, Bren and Chris took in the National Volleyball championship games. A California team won I think. I really enjoyed having so many of my children all together. That many kids all together sounded like our house when they were all growing up and so many of their friends dropping over all the time. Some day we hope the whole family can make it to the Beach all at the same time. Re: Little League I got to watch the last Little League game and I was so proud of them... and yes, Karen, it was Jim Castleberry's ('83HHS) son and that great little pitcher is Beth Kovacs Stumetz' son. I imagine John Kovacs might be a happy grandpa, too. I also enjoyed watching you coach, Mr. Jacobs. Good luck to all of you the rest of the way. -BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/15/03 LITTLE LEAGUE - TODAY Richland vs. Boynton Beach, FL ~ 1pm pacific time ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Betty Ely ('47), Dick Harris ('49) Ray Stein ('64), Pam Pyle ('69) Gary Turner ('71) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER LUNCHES 'n stuff (in order of appearance) 08/15 Girls of '54 08/18 1940's Ladies & Spouses Sept 5-6-7 ~ Club 40, Classes of '53 and '58 Reunions More information: Click the lunch you want to know about. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Betty Ely King ('47) My son Rick Trainor ('69) was here and at his father's in Idaho for a month. He arrived back in Needmore, PA in time to see the boys play ball at Williamsport, PA. I went over to Buy Bomber Stuff website and bought a Bomber shirt for him. Rick is a PE teacher. Janice Trainor Hammond also visited here from Kansas. The game the National Team played against Hawaii was the best game I have ever watched. The whole team was so great. The Mariners game in Seattle with Garcia was terrible. I bought the tickets in February to take Rick, his 12 year old son, and 14 year old daughter to the game in Seattle. I hope Rick gets to see all three games in PA. Rick graduated with Ben Jacobs ('69) and Steve Lewis ('69). But, they might not remember him because he was shy. He always made straight A's in PE. After the Navy of 22 years, he returned to college to become a PE teacher. -Betty Ely King ('47) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dick Harris ('49) To: Linda Reining ('64) Sorry to disappoint you, but it is my wife who is part Norski and part Swede. However, my English heritage is not shaken with the compliment. It is not likely that we would be coming to the June reunion, as we most likely see friends from our era at the September Club 40 reunion. But, who knows what could happen! We did like Norway and Sweden very much! -Dick Harris ('49) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ray Stein ('64) To: Dick McCoy ('45, '46, and '02) alias Daniel Cooper Re: Redheads The red hair DID result in a victory! According to the 10/19/45 Sandstorm, "...the football team had their hair dyed before the game with Hermiston. Since Richland won,..." The Walla Walla game was the following week and Richland played well, but the team was depleted by injuries and lost. I scanned the blurb about the redheads and write ups of the two games. Re: Richland Nationals Congrats on a great job! My favorite part of the game was when Coach Jacobs talked to his pitcher. The boy was complaining about the umpiring and Jacobs said something like, "Son, they're not even close". He refocused his young charge and the pitcher came through! -Ray Stein ('64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Pam Pyle Jewett-Bullock ('69) Re: Richland National Little League Wow. DOUBLE wow! I don't even LIKE baseball, but couldn't resist turning that game on Monday night... with no argument from my crazed youth league umpire hubby...and we stayed up (past midnight, Eastern Time) to watch the whole thing! Now, as most who know Charles and me are aware, the fine print in our marriage contract includes a requirement for me to attend the occasional professional baseball game. During our 15 years in Southern California, it was pretty easy to keep my game attendance quotas, because I was required to use my employer's box seats to entertain clients. We'd usually get one or two Dodgers games and an Angels game each season. Even more painful, personally, was the requirement to use the boxes for the LA Clippers basketball team--good grief, what a sad organization... but I digress. Here in Virginia, keeping my game attendance quota requires the occasional trek to Camden Yards for an Orioles game--due to the distances involved, I figure one game every ten years displays pure dedication on my part; Charles has other ideas, but I can often "skate free" by sending him off with our son or an out-of-town visitor (self-serving behavior, I know, but...). And, by standing by quietly as he fritters away most of the summer umpiring, I don't have to worry about being railroaded into a trip to Baltimore during the hottest of our summer days... All that said, I just can't help but make additional comments about the RIVETING Little League game the other night. The kids' technical skills were so good, especially on defense...they were just a well-oiled machine. Was it Dan Jacobs who dove for that ball at second base and then made a STELLAR double play look EASY? (Dan, Brett, Bob, Ben...these Jacobs guys all look alike, don't they?) And how about Jamison Rowe's FLIGHT for what looked to be an IMPOSSIBLE catch--and out--in left field? Just minutes later, the same kid took a ball right in the back at third base--OUCH--and then got up and walked it off. Best sportsmanship, personified. And Trent Sikes...what a cutie at catcher! Talk about the "guy in charge"--he's it. Anytime pitcher Kyle Stumetz seemed a little unnerved, little ol' Trent just hiked himself out to the mound to settle things down--and, whatever he said or did out there, it worked. GREAT leadership skills! And, as for that little pitcher...whoa--what powers of concentration. Clearly an emotional sort, Kyle obviously KNOWS this about himself; and, as soon as his catcher or coach said the word, he dug in deep to find his emotional center, and BOOM--strike three, you're OUTTA there, batter! And, on the offensive side, what's up with these kids and their batting averages?! As the announcer rattled off the .500's, I said to Charles, "Wait a minute--the pro's don't have batting averages like that, DO they?" Charles replied, "Well, these kids play all the time..." To which I replied, "And the pros DON'T?!" Amazing stuff. Just amazing. And...dare I say it?...FUN!! Giant kudos to Coach/Manager Bob, too. I just LOVED his dialogue with Kyle Stumetz, which went something like this: "Come on, Son. Settle down, now. You're up 4-0. Let's just throw strikes and have FUN here." Kyle replied, "I'm okay." Bob dead panned, "No, Son. You're not okay. Your pitches aren't even close you just've got this're up 4-0, and this should be FUN. Now SMILE and throw strikes, Son." Or something like that. And it was a beautiful thing to watch as the kid listened, nodded, then smiled and trotted back onto the mound--to throw strikes. :-) At 4pm Friday (EST), we'll be in front of the television here in Stafford, VA. Go Richland National!! And, thanks to Steve Louis ('69) and to Maren for announcing the Monday game and keeping us posted on the play/broadcast schedule. :-) -Pam Jewett-Bullock (nee Pyle '69) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gary Turner ('71) We were fortunate to have so many excellent little league volunteers willing to give up their spring and summer evenings and weekends to teach us the great sport of baseball...John Swanson, Wilbur Swift, Joe Hedges, Woody Killand, Les Kurz and many more. I am thrilled to see Bob Jacobs ('70) carrying on that tradition. He learned from the best and is a great example of the right way to coach youth sports (Probably the only thing he didn't learn was the Joe Hedges auctioneer-like hummbaby chatter...nobody could ever copy that!) I'm proud to know Bob and proud to be an ex-Columbia little leaguer. GO RICHLAND NATIONAL LEAGUERS!! -Gary Turner ('71) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/16/03- THE DAY ELVIS DIED ('77) Richland Nationals, 1 - The other team, 8 NEXT GAME: Sunday - 3pm (EASTERN time) - ESPN ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 12 Bombers sent stuff: Dick McCoy ('45, '46, '02), Curt Donahue ('53) Ann Bishop ('56), Freddie Schafer ('63) Gary Behymer ('64), Linda Reining ('64) David Rivers ('65), Jo Conrad ('65) Len Rediske ('66), Betti Avant ('69) Clark Riccobuono ('71), Zorba Manolopoulos ('91) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Roger Gress ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kathie Roe Truax ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kirby Belcher Taylor ('75WB) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dick McCoy, AKA Daniel Cooper, ('45, '46, '02) Re: AKA Dan'l Cooper To: Ray Stein ('64) Good grief! Where did you hear about Daniel Cooper? I thought that was long forgotten, but it was my alias, and shows that other people than Bob Carlson, AKA Mike Clowes ('54) can have a AKA. I could have sworn the red hair was before the WallX2 game, but I sure ain't going to argue with the old 1945 Sandstorm. My memory is not gone, just selective. I do remember the color was red. Ray, I hope to see you at the Club 40 bash. -Dick McCoy, AKA Daniel Cooper, ('45, '46, '02) Enduring the driest summer on record here on Camano Island, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Curt Donahue ('53) Re: Little League Not to worry... the fat lady hasn't sung. Go get 'em Richland Nationals. -Curt Donahue ('53) ~ Federal Way, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** NOTE: The following is from 8/10/03... Sorry. -Maren ~~~~~~~~~~~~ >>From: Ann Bishop Ousley ('56) Re: Scotland I, too, would recommend Scotland as a place to visit (or even LIVE). We did for 3 years as missionaries near Glasgow. The people are wonderful for the most part, although alcoholism is rampant in the poorer areas we were in (even in children as young as 6 or 7) and violence was a way of life for many of the poorer people...yet we got along well with most of them. They majority are generous, giving, loving, helpful and friendly. We loved it!!! When we went to the Tatoo, the lone piper played "Amazing Grace" at the end, and the Tatoo is now the whole month of August... or it was 5 years ago when we returned to the States. The B&Bs are great places to stay and you can get the feel of the area. The "Whiskey Trail" is good for you drinkers, visiting the breweries. New Lanark is a restored woolen mill, where you can buy Scottish Wool at a reasonable price. The history of the place is quite interesting as well as the museum. Of course, the castles are great. The one we lived in is a missionary base, but they do have a room or two as a B&B. If anyone is interested, e-mail me and I'll send you the info on how to contact them. This is getting long, but there is so much to tell about Scotland!!!! The Trossachs, the highlands (He'luns, as they say), the lochs, the Mid Lothians, etc., etc. -Ann Bishop Ousley ('56) ~ Texarkana, AR - where we finally got some rain today but it's now hot and muggy ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Freddie Schafer ('63) Happy 39th Birthday, Kathy Roe Traux ('64). You in a swimsuit is why I never missed swim practice. You are still a hottie. -Freddie Schafer ('63) ~ from sunny Vancouver USA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gary Behymer ('64) Re: Mini Reunion A 'mini-reunion' was held in Colfax today with Beverly Brandt ('61), Margie Brandt ('64) and myself. The Brandt Family lived in an "A" house at about 1420 Marshall. Thank you, ladies, for letting me interrupt your most busy schedule. -Gary Behymer ('64) ~ Now living somewhere in downtown Colfax, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda Reining ('64) Re: Richland Little League Watched the game, Friday, at 4pm Pacific time... I tried to find it at 1p, and it wasn't there, so I was beginning to think I had missed it... was searching on ESPN2, and all I could find was other Little League games; finally decided to "channel surf" on ESPN and found the game posted for 4pm. It was a good game... I thought it was so neat that they had done interviews with the team ahead of time and even showed the one little kid his newest baby brother (I cannot remember his name [I think it was Sorensen. -Maren])... also liked the fact that one of the announcers seemed to know a lot about Richland... gave us quite a few plugs. They do play, again, right? [YEP! Sunday, 3pm EASTERN on ESPN. -Maren] Both coaches did an outstanding job... neither of them seemed to lose their cool, and they both told their guys to just have fun... really thought that was a neat thing to say. Those kids did Richland proud and they have nothing to be sorry about... they played good and showed some great team spirit. I am sure they are disappointed, but they played a great game. This is one Bomber who is very proud of them! -Linda Reining ('64) ~ Bakersfield, CA - still climbing closer to the triple digits ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: David Rivers ('65) Re: Da Da Da Da Da Da Da Dun Today is your birthday... Happy birthday to you oo... Oh boy oh boy... I wait with anticipation for this one all year long. Just a few short years ago, this Bomber-babe had all the guys in school head over heels. (except Freddie ('63)... I want to make that perfectly clear Ann ('63)... When I met her I was gaa gaa... I remember the day... She and Ms. Hoff ('64) and several other girls were in a hall that no longer exists... it was the first or second day of school... Ricky Warford ('65) (I was always and forever grateful that Ricky had Charlie ('61) for a brother... talk about the ultimate juice!!) and I were talking to Hoff and the others all from the class of '64... the small throng included this doll who is having her special day on August 16th... There was a mixer coming up on Friday or something and there was a banner hung across the hall that read something about "BEachwood 45789"... now how I remember that is beyond me... but it is one of those memories that has always been with me like my first slow dance with Carol Wise ('64) to "Mr. Blue" and the song that was playing when Harrah ('65), Rick, Brian Johnson ('65) and I walked into our first mixer... "Oh, Donna"... So... now that I've admitted my undying devotion (which I probably admit at least once a year in this paper)... HAPPY BIRTHDAY KATHIE ROE TRUAX ('64) -David Rivers ('65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jo Conrad ('65) Re: A flying tip for fellow Bombers After driving my daughter to North Carolina to go to school we decided I should bring the BOMBER license plate holder home and put it on my car so I packed it in the bottom of my suitcase. I wondered why at each airport I was pulled out and searched before I got on the plane not just at the check in areas. When I got home I found that my suitcase had also been searched and there - on top of all my clothes - was the note they put in the suitcases taped to the RICHLAND BOMBER license plate holder. -Jo Conrad ('65) ~ Richland "HOT" WA ******************************************** ******************************************** NOTE: The following is from 8/10/03... Sorry. -Maren ~~~~~~~~~~~~ >>From: Len Rediske ('66) Re: Tacoma/Fife luncheon on Aug. 10 All Bomber Lunches website [My wife] Linda and I want to thank all of you Bombers at the Tacoma/Fife luncheon on August 10th for your hospitality and friendship. You know, something very important was said there today. When I said that Linda and I were visitors [from Portland/Vancouver], we were told that there were no visitors there, just Bombers. Truer words were never spoken. What camaraderie!!!!!!!! To: John Zimmer ('66) Sorry we missed your lovely wife [Marilee]. We will be coming up again soon. To: Alan Stephens ('66) and Nina Sorry we missed you also, and again, we will be trying to get up there soon. -Len Rediske ('66) and Linda ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Betti Avant ('69) Re: Little League game I just got done watching the Little League game. I think what beat them was a case of the jitters. Go get 'em, Richland, you can do it. Relax and enjoy yourselves. The commentators were great (they knew quite a bit about the team, family members, and the town and area itself). I loved the tape of the little guy meeting his big brother [Bracken Sorensen] for the first time. Onward and upward and keep your heads high. -Betti Avant ('69) ~ Goodland, KS - when is the next televised game? ~~~~~~~~~~~ [Sunday, 3pm EASTERN on ESPN -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Clark Riccobuono ('71) Re: LL World Series This is the Little League web site. One can follow the game and line scores and schedules. -Clark Riccobuono ('71), X-National Little Leaguer ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [ESPN site: ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Zorba Manolopoulos ('91) Re: Loss of service My ISP went bankrupt last week and has notified me. They have also shut off my service. I have not been able to get my server from them yet. The web site will be down until I get it back from them. Could you let the list know that the RHS Scholarship Fund Web site [] will be back up shortly. Thank You -Zorba Manolopoulos ('91) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/17/03 RICHLAND's LITTLE LEAGUE GAME TODAY Sunday - 3pm (EASTERN time) - ESPN ESPN website: Team Picture/stats ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers and one OddBall today: (ONLY TWO? Something must be wrong with my email!!) Frank Whiteside ('63), Dwayne Bussman ('98) Don Estes (Bomber?) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Judy Boggs Carlson ('64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Frank Whiteside ('63) Re: New Orleans Bomber Lunch - 9/20/03 Insomuch as there always seems to be a conflict in schedules for a New Orleans area Bomber Lunch, I have decided to just set the date and place for it and if you can come, please let me know - just so we'll know how many tables we'll need. If I don't do this, we'll never have one since everyone's schedule seems to be in conflict on certain dates. DATE: Saturday, September 20 TIME: 2pm WHERE: Quarter View Restaurant RESTAURANT PHONE: (504) 887-3456 ADDRESS: 613 Clearview Parkway -- Metairie, LA DIRECTIONS FROM I-10: Get off on the Clearview Exit in Metairie; take the road toward the Huey Long Bridge Follow Clearview across West Metairie where you will see Krispy Kreme on the corner, Sav-A-Center, and McDonalds. The Quarter View is nearly next to McDonalds. for exact directions if you aren't familiar with the area. PARKING: They have only about 15 parking places on the side, so you might have to park in the Sav-A-Center parking lot near McDonalds (nearly next door) RESERVATIONS: They don't take reservations, but they said it shouldn't be a problem at that time. FOOD: They have a huge menu: seafood, steaks, poboys, a KILLER Muffalata, salads, gumbo loaded with shrimp, pasta and lots of other stuff. If you like food, this is tied for first place in my book! Hope to see you there! -Frank Whiteside ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dwayne Bussman ('98) Re: Richland National League I think also the problem was that the pitcher they were up against was one of the best. I think any other day, any other pitcher, Richland would have won, if not come closer. They are going to be fine. Bob Jacobs ('70) is a great guy and a great coach. He'll have them ready for the next game. BOMBERS never say quit. Did you hear when Kelly Castleberry was pitching they were talking about his dad (Jim, Jr. ('83HHS) and grandfather (Jim, Sr. ('58) and how Jim, Sr. took the BOMBERS to the state title. I thought it was pretty cool. -Dwayne Bussman ('98) ~ Richland - where it's almost fair time. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Don Estes (Bomber??) Re: Looking for Cindy Hinkley ('77) Did a student by the name of Cindy Hinkley graduate in 1977 from your school? I think we went to grade school together. If so could I get her email address or give her mine. Thank you. -Don Estes (Bomber??) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/18/03 RICHLAND's LITTLE LEAGUE GAME TODAY Monday - 3pm (EASTERN time) - ESPN ESPN website: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 8 Bombers and 1 funeral notice today: Jeanie Walsh ('63), Linda Reining ('64) Ray Stein ('64), Susan Baker ('64) Jeff Michael ('65), Betti Avant ('69) Greg Alley ('73), Ron Harman ('77) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jeanie Walsh Williamson ('63) Re: Richland Nationals Player Bracken Sorensen Is Bracken Adele Paulsen Sorensen's ('63) grandson? -Jeanie Walsh Williamson ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda Reining ('64) Re: Little League HERE WE GO, RICHLAND... I could hear that chant all through the game (Sunday, August 17th, 1pm PST)... talk about a "nail-biter"... it was exciting right down to the last inning... really thought those boys were gonna pull it out! I hope they know how proud Bombers/Richland are of them... maybe one of their families or friends has access to email and is reading the cudo's in the Sandstorm!!!!!!! I, for one, am very proud of them... they have absolutely nothing to feel bad about. Oh I know they are upset and disappointed, as boys will be over games, but they did a great job, as did their coach... what a great role model for a bunch of kids who are at a very impressionable age. I just hope they continue to enjoy the game and not worry too much about the losses. They have everything to be proud of... just the fact that they have gotten this far is something to be very proud of and something that can never be taken away from them... just think of the great memories they are making and the great stories they will have to tell... when they are old men. I also thought it was pretty neat that both announcers seemed to think Richland was deserving of some great praise... I think they were very impressed with these young men and their coach. Re: Elvis (RIP) Elvis died 26 years ago, August 16, 1977... AMC is having a day long movie salute... at the moment, I am watching "Flaming Star" one of the better ones. I think this is only the second movie he gets killed in (the first was, "Love Me Tender")... both westerns and both good; "King Creole" was on earlier, another good one... and yes, I know, quite a few will say he "died" in all his movies, but can't prove it by me! I've been an Elvis fan since I was 11 and ain't gonna change, now! ;) -Linda Reining ('64) ~ Bakersfield, CA - weather isn't too bad... only in the low 100s... and very low humidity. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [The WEST Champs (Chandler, AZ) have the right colors... and they're 2-0. -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ray Stein ('64) To: Dick McCoy ('45 '46 '02) Re: alias Daniel Cooper I read about your alias in an old Sandstorm! I would scan it, but I'm not sure if the blonde mentioned in the same sentence as your alias became the "real McCoy" (if you catch my drift). By the way, I'm also not sure how many people realize that all the old Sandstorms have been preserved at RHS (thanks to Jim Qualheim ('71), RHS's Activities Director who guards them like treasures). I have copies of the '45 - '46 Sandstorms and found them very interesting. Not only can you read about the "Redheads", but also the exploits of the likes of Dick McCoy. I was particularly impressed when I read how this group of students laid the foundations for "High Spot". In the '60s when "high" took on another meaning, it was Hi-Spot, but still a great place to dance and meet girls. Kudos to those students who got it all started! A few months back, Anne Mitzlaff Gerken ('77) wrote in about her English class hearing speakers tell about the goings on at Richland High School in the mid '40s. Like I told Anne, her students could really get a picture of school life at that time by reading the old Sandstorms at RHS. They could figure out the "Beaver - Atoms - Bomber" thing for themselves and I guarantee it would be an interesting reading assignment. Besides, as McCoy pointed out - the memories of us old folks "are not gone, just selective". (Maren, wasn't it our class that couldn't figure out whether we graduated inside or outside till someone came up with the pictures! It was inside, right?) [Yes, inside... '64 was the first class to graduate in the "new"/Dawald gym. -Maren] -Ray Stein ('64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Susan Baker Hoover ('64) To: Judy Boggs Carlson ('64) I just want to wish you a very Happy Birthday. -Susan Baker Hoover ('64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jeff Michael ('65) Attn: David Rivers ('65) Hey, David and other Bombers hailing from Spalding Elementary. In this packing/sorting process, I ran across some pictures... let's see, Gregor Hanson, April Snoeberger, DAVID RIVERS, to name just a few. I'll sell to the highest bidder... Moms exempted (they can get copies free). Or maybe, I'll put all the pictures on a web site and you-all can guess who they are for a buck a photo (or some such). The one with the most correct guesses gets a $50 gift certificate to the Spudnut Shop (trying to hit ALL the high points from the last couple months of reading the alumni Sandstorm and don't think we'll have enough guesses for a Nordic Excursion for two). All proceeds go to the Little League families to defray travel expenses incurred recently. --DJ Jeff -Jeff Michael ('65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Betti Avant ('69) Re: Defense I must say that the Richland National Little League All Stars' defense was stellar. You guys looked better than some major league teams I have seen. All those double plays were truly fantastic and I for one am proud to say I grew up in Richland, Washington, USA. Keep those chins up, OK, and have fun. -Betti Avant ('69), classmate of Ben Jacobs ('69) (actually ESPN called him Benjamin) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Greg Alley ('73) To: Richland National Little League (03) I hope everyone is putting this in perspective. The only team in the history (that's a long time) of Richland to make it to Williamsport, PA. The loss today was a tough one but they made it, that's big. I am only 48 but all the years of all the players, coaches, and teams that were so close to advancing to the next step of district, regionals, or beyond, this is a tremendous accomplishment. I have to think of our own illustrious Mr. Denny's, Mike Davis ('74) as a guy who was close to making it to a national tournament. Led by two left handers, Mike "Bird" Neill and Mike "Mr. Excitement" Davis, they led their pony team to California and one step away from the national tourney. I listened to KONA radio each night to get a phoned-in report of their games. It's been a great story. -Greg Alley ('73) ~ Richland - Its still too #%$@*& hot ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Only 16 teams in the Little League World Series. How many teams did NOT make it to Williamsport? That's GOT to be a staggering & perspective statistic! -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ron Harman ('77) Re: The Oregon Symphony presents "Camelot" For any Bombers in the Portland area, I will be performing the role of King Arthur when the Oregon Symphony presents a semi-staged concert version of Lerner & Loewe's "Camelot" at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall on September 27, 28 and 29, and at Willamette University in Salem on the 30th. Five years ago I played Henry Higgins in "My Fair Lady" with the Symphony and let me tell you, it is a thrill and an honor to perform with an orchestra of this caliber! The play is fully costumed and staged, with minimal sets, on the stage in front of the orchestra, making it sort of halfway between a full production and a concert version. If we do our jobs right, the audience forgets that the orchestra is there, and loses itself in the story. I'm very excited about this production. I hope some of you can share it with me. Tickets are available through the Symphony's box office, the Portland Center for the Performing Arts, or Ticketmaster. (Yes Mom, I'm cutting my hair for this one... but not much!) -Ron Harman ('77) ******************************************** ******************************************** Funeral Notice >>Ramona Miller Bruggeman ('54) ~ 6/15/36 - 8/13/03 *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/19/03 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 13 Bombers sent stuff: Dick Roberts ('49), Mike Bradley ('56) Judy Crose ('58), Burt Pierard ('59) Patti Jones ('60), Roy Ballard ('63) Gary Behymer ('64), Linda Reining ('64) Maren Smyth ('63 & '64), David Rivers ('65) Nancy Erlandson ('67), Cecily Riccobuono ('77) Tim Cowan ('95) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Clark Riccobuono ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Yesterday: Jack Moorman ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Yesterday: Gary Carlson ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Yesterday: Jacki Shipman McKinney ('75) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Richard "Dick" Roberts ('49) To: Ray Stein ('64) and Jim Qualheim ('70) I have copies of the '48/'49 Sandstorms. Ray King ('49RIP) and I were co-sports editors for the year. I put them in order, bound them and shared them at our '49er 50th a couple of years ago. If you have missing issues or have some other value use for them, let me know. -Richard "Dick" Roberts ('49) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Bradley ('56) Re: Little League Had the opportunity to watch Richland play [Saugus], Mass. on Sunday. Was trying to watch the Mariners at the same time, but Richland drew me away. I do not think that I ever attended or watched a full little league team game before. The game was much more entertaining then the Mariners even though Richland lost. My hat is off to the players and coaches who were responsible for getting the team as far as they did. I will stay tuned in for next year. -Mike Bradley ('56) ~ Kirkland, WA - where we think we are living in California with all of the Sunshine. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Judy Crose Snowhite ('58) Re: Two untimely deaths I want to send my prayers and condolences to 2 Bomber families: 1st to the Mark Bircher ('82) family on the death of their 11 year old son in a swimming accident; and 2nd to Ramona Miller's ('54RIP) family. -Judy Crose Snowhite ('58) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Burt Pierard ('59) To: Ray Stein ('64) Re: Old Sandstorms Just a minor correction. Jim Qualheim ('70) does not have all the old Sandstorms. The collection at the school starts with Vol. 2, 1945-1946. To my knowledge, Club 40 has the only complete collection of Vol. 1, 1944-1945, Sandstorms in our Historical Archives. We also have 5 original Rockets [The Rocket BEFORE name change to The Sandstorm] from the 1943-1944 school year (it is unknown whether these are the only ones that were published). Both Vol. 1 Sandstorms and the Rockets have been scanned on to a CD. Bomber Cheers, -Burt Pierard ('59) ~ Richland ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) Re: Club 40 Fred Schaefer ('63) emailed me this evening about Club 40. Fred and other Bombers from '63 signed up at their reunion in June for Club 40. They are not sure who did the sign up or what they must do from here. Here is the link that will answer any questions about time, place, price so on for the Club 40 week-end. or go to The Club 40 link is at the top of the classes on the left side. To: Burt Pierard ('59) A good write up about Club 40 in the Sandstorm would also be informative right now. Thanks. Burt. Re: Richland Little League game today I haven't sat down to watch a ball game of any kind for years. I can't usually sit still long enough. My mother called to let me know the game was on. Watched a few minutes with her. I was on the computer watching the game at the same time when Betty Neal Brinkman ('62) came on Instant Messenger. I was sending her the scores. Betty lives in an area in Eastern Canada where they had just come out of the black out and hoping the end of the black out was here. What fun to watch the Richland kids play. Especially the home run. In my excitement I didn't get who the hitter was. What pride for the boys, coaches, their families and Richland. Bombers Have Fun -Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) ~ Browns Point, WA - Another fire on the same street a road up last Saturday has me ready to move from gorgeous Browns Point. Our fire fighters are the greatest. They had the fire out quickly. Temperatures are perfect, if it would only rain every other day. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Roy Ballard ('63) and Nancy Erlandson Ballard ('67) Re: Richland Little League Bracken Sorensen is the grandson of Jerry and Nancy Sorensen... his dad is Ryan Sorensen ('89). Re: Bomber Retirement Home Kathy Hoff Conrad ('64), Keith Conrad (spouse), Nancy [Erlandson ('67)], and I were talking about having a Bomber Retirement Home for All. Just a thought... see what that brings up. -Roy Ballard ('63) and Nancy Erlandson Ballard ('67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gary Behymer ('64) Re: Marc's Collection of High School Mascots ~~ J-R [When you get there: Ctrl-f and when the box comes up, type in "Bombers" and click "Find Next" -Maren] Bomber cheers, -Gary Behymer ('64) ~ downtown Colfax, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda Reining ('64) To: Richland Little League I am one Bomber who is extremely proud of the outstanding job you did!!!! You did a great job and played with a great deal of enthusiasm and pride! Richland can be very proud of the young men you are, and will become! Your coach deserves a huge round of applause... what a great job he did of just letting you play and enjoy the game and instill a great sense of sportsmanship in each of you! Job well done, young men! Bomberdom is very proud of you!!!!!! -Linda Reining ('64) ~ Bakersfield, CA - we are climbing back to the triple digits for a few more days ;( ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Maren Smyth ('63 & '64) Re: Little League question Nobody answered this yesterday... and I really wanna know.... How many teams did NOT make it to the "final 16"??? Bomber cheers, -Maren Smyth ('63 & '64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: David Rivers' ('65) Mom Oh Jeffery, Jeffery, Jeffery ('65)... I would just love to have some of my sweet little boy, David's Spalding school pictures. You know, he has sent some to that nice young editor of the Sandstorm ('63-'64), but he doesn't send any to me. I know you probably think this is just David asking you for the pictures, but remember, David is not Steven Hosack ('65) and would never sign his own excuse "My Father"... so you can trust me on this one, Jeffery, it's me... David's mom... It was so nice to see that cute little April Snoeberger's ('65) name. She and David made such a cute couple in grade school... unfortunately, it almost cost him a broken jaw in the 7th grade when he danced with her at Jr. Hi-Spot and that boyfriend/husband ('64) of hers nailed him against that telephone pole... You wouldn't happen to have a picture of that would you? I would just love to see that rotten child of mine lying on the ground... oh my... mothers can't say that, can they... but I did give him Children's Bayer Aspirin... (Mothers are like that... yeah they are... )... So what else have ya got, son? How 'bout some of David, Craig Davis ('65) and Keith Peterson ('65) getting hit upside the head by Mrs. Stevenson in 5th grade... that rubber hose never made a mark!... So tell me, Big Boy... what ya got besides those sappy group pictures that a mother might like to have to blackmail her sweet darling son and keep her income from dwindling... HUH? -David Rivers' ('65) Mom ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Cecily Riccobuono McClanahan ('77) Just want to wish my brother, Clark Riccobuono ('71) a very special Happy 50th Birthday today [8/19]! You are the best brother a sister could ask for. Here's to many, many, many more. I love you Bro. -Cecily Riccobuono McClanahan ('77) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Tim Cowan ('95) Hello Again Sandstorm! As you may recall, I have been playing guitar and writing music with my wife, country music singer/ songwriter Jennifer Lynn, for over three years now. Aside of my day job at Yost Grube Hall Architecture, I am Jennifer's manager and webmaster. Jennifer Lynn just recently completed two major benefit concerts in downtown Portland's Pioneer Courthouse Square for Yoshida's Sand in the City and in Mary Young State Park for the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer. You can view recent articles of the performances here: Jennifer's website,, which I designed and maintain, was also recently selected as Netfirms Site of the Week The last update I submitted to the Richland Bomber Alumni Sandstorm about Jennifer Lynn generated the most hits her website has ever seen... so thank you very much for your interest!!! We would like to arrange a performance in Richland in the near future and have some ideas in mind. If you would like to catch Jennifer's show, please keep checking back to the website for locations, dates and time. For booking, feel free to email me. :) Thanks again Bombers! -Tim Cowan ('95) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/20/03 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 10 Bombers (1 anonymous) and 1 funeral notice today: Dick McCoy ('45), Dick Pierard ('52) Rich Greenhalgh ('59wb), Helen Cross ('62) Carol Converse ('64), Jeff Michael ('65) Tedd Cadd ('66), Andy Michels ('68) Vic Marshall ('71), Anonymous ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Loretta Ostboe Fraser ('55) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mary Jean Mattson Foley ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: John Choate ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jerie Ehinger Broze ('69WB) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dick McCoy ('45) Re: Sandstorms, blonde To: Ray Stein ('64) Re: The Sandstorm, 6/18/03 Daniel Cooper appeared in the Sandstorm? I can't imagine why. As for the blonde, there were so many... Actually I married Ida, a brunette from Cashmere. The Richland Girls were all on to me. Do you know that when D. B. (Daniel) Cooper skyjacked that plane many years ago, some of my old friends thought I had finally gone over the top.I was surprised at the time that some of the old Crime Prevention cops from Richland didn't bring me in for questioning. -Dick McCoy from the Tin Can Class of '45 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dick Pierard ('52) It was interesting to watch the coverage of the Richland-Saugus (MA) game on the local Boston news channels. They spoke very respectfully of the Richland team and essentially acknowledged that Saugus eked out a narrow victory over a tough team. So the kids played valiantly to the end. And this local team has now moved into the next round with 3 straight wins. On a much sadder note, Charlene and I want to express our shock and sorrow at the passing of an old friend, Ramona Miller Bruggeman ('54RIP). I guess it is one of the signs of growing older that you experience the passing of people you thought would be around forever. Ramona was a great gal and we had fun times together way back in the distant past. It is hard to believe that she is no longer with us and reading the Sandstorm. We extend our deepest condolences to her family and friends back in Richland. -Dick Pierard ('52) ~ in Beverly, MA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Rich Greenhalgh ('59wb) Re: Number of little league teams Hi Maren, According to the Official Little League site, [] in 2001 there were 2,386,605 kids who played Little League baseball. Assuming there are 15 kids per team that means there were 159,107 teams. Take away the 16 teams that made it to the Little League World Series, and there were 159,092 teams that did not make it!!! Yea Richland Little Leauge! -Rich Greenhalgh ('59wb) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) Greetings from Seattle, WA where it was sunny and so beautiful looking at Puget Sound from our non-Bomber friend's deck today. Warren and I are slowing getting over our exhaustion of 3 weeks of being church camp cooks in Colorado. The setting was absolutely gorgeous. Grand Mesa in western Colorado could have been the setting for the Sound of Music with wild flowers, alpine meadows and lakes, but we worked so hard cooking, we could hardly enjoy the scenery. We worked with a lady who had been a professional cook for 31 years who told us she had never worked as hard cooking as she did the 3 weeks we were cooking together. Well, it's another live and learn experience, but the camp organizers will get some good menus and amounts from us, and a strong suggestion that they get their act together, and give the future cooks (which won't be any of us, as Dorothy and I decided they could pay us $l,000 bucks a week and it wouldn't be worth it) something to get started with. We started from scratch, and Warren and I were pleased... many of the kids who had been to camp for years came and told us we had cooked the best meals they had ever had at camp!! However, I didn't get my Master's Degree in Social Work to be a camp cook, so I don't expect to duplicate the experience ever again. And I developed higher blood pressure at the high altitude of over l0,000 feet so I won't be returning there again. I even went to an ER to be checked out after 2 weeks. The doctor there cleared me, so I flew off for a week end of fun at the Cross Reunion. Bobby Cross ('62) my cousin, and his partner Celeste met me at the Portland airport that Friday night, and we Crosses had so much fun the entire time. We hardly stopped talking. Carol Cross Llewelyn ('64) and I are almost sisters, and Bobby is like my twin, as we are only 3 weeks apart in age, and my real and only brother Roy ('65) also made this reunion so it was really great to have him there too. Oh, and my little cousin, Duane ('79) was there too. We called up Allen ('59) who had to miss the reunion due to his recent heart surgery, but we were all glad that he continues to feel better after his recent surgery. So that bolstered me so I lasted through the final week of cooking. But we were all glad to see it end. Now we've been in Richland to visit my mom, and brother and his family, and my 86 year old Uncle Bob who is doing well with his neat wife, Louise. So now Warren will help his WSU friend, Ray Eldredge to add a hot tub to his deck over looking Puget Sound in the next few days, and we'll head on up to Brewster, and eventually to see our son in Priest Lake, Idaho. Each time we come west we do love it out here. Well, I'm getting sleepy again. I got in the habit of being in bed by 9 so I could wake up and cook again. Sorry, I missed seeing Ed Wood ('62) and introducing our spouses while I was in Colorado so long. But we will return to Colorado, just not to cook. -Helen Cross Kirk ('62) ~ not back home in Indiana yet. But we will make it for the WSU-Notre Dame game!! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Carol Converse Maurer ('64) Re: Bomber Retirement Home OK. I'm all for it. What fun we would have with all our memories to carry us for years and years. Where do I sign up when the time comes? Re: Little League I missed the National Little League games. I wished that I could have seen them. I know that I would have been on the edge of my seat throughout the games. -Carol Converse Maurer ('64) ~ Eureka, CA ~ We broke a record of 11 consecutive days of 70 temps or higher. Yesterday brought our usual summer pattern - FOG ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jeff Michael ('65) Re: Spalding Photos Daved, Daved, Daved... Cuz if you were a parent... not a kid my age, you'd be able to spell my name correctly. And thanks for the reminder... I DO have some of those stunning group photos. Why, with today's technology, I could zoom in on any one of those cherubic faces, blow it up to standard dart board size that a mother would be proud of and without any of that pesky graininess we had to deal with in the photo lab. Probably far less objectionable odors, too. 'Course, we might miss out on some of the fun dark room stuff we used to do. DJ Jeff, Bomber '65, in San Diego, where the days are getting shorter faster than the boxes are getting fuller. -Jeff Michael ('65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Tedd Cadd ('66) Re: a Bomber Retirement Home I have a name and a theme song: Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Rest Home (It was 60 years ago today, Sgt Pepper taught the band to play...) And it lends itself to new lyrics -Tedd Cadd ('66) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Andy Michels ('68) I have copies of all the 1967 - '68 Sandstorms... interested in posting them... don't have time to scan them. Are you interested? -Andy Michels ('68) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Vic Marshall ('71) Re: Little League Teams To: Maren (64) I seem to recall reading that Richland was at the top of the heap over either 11,000 or 13,000 other little league teams. But, according to the Little League website - there are over 7400 Leagues and almost 2.75 Million participants. If you had 5 teams to a league (remembering my days in Little league - I think that was about the number of teams) - would leave you with over 37,000 teams. If you do some "other Math" and take the 2.75 Million players and divide by 15 players per team (probably more like 12) you would get - 183,333 teams - again - whatever Math you use - its a healthy chunk of folks and any way you look at it - the kids are definitely in a league of their own. And I can proudly claim the Jacobs boys as blood relations!! -Vic Marshall ('71) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Anon Maren, I can't give you an exact number of teams, but just to give you an idea of what is involved, let me explain the LL World Series system to you. In Richland, for example, there are three Little "Leagues" of four teams each. They are arbitrarily spaced out geographically to the North (American), South (National), and West (Columbia) sides of town. Each of the twelve teams in these Little Leagues plays a "regular season" of six or so games within its own League. At the end of that regular season, each League chooses an All-Star team of its best players. These three teams play off to see who is the best All-Star team in Richland and then that team moves on until the best All-Star team from all the Little Leagues in the entire state of Washington is determined. That team then moves on to determine the best team in the Northwest (which for reasons I cannot explain seems to include Hawaii) and then that team goes on to Williamsport, PA to be one of eight teams from the USA who play off against each other to determine who will play against the best of eight international teams. SO, when you consider that a city the size of Richland contributes three teams at the beginning of World Series tournament play, it is easily thousands of Little League All-Star teams nationwide and worldwide that begin the process of being whittled down to the 16 teams that eventually make it to Williamsport. For the Richland National League All-Star team to make it that far is, on its own level of athletic endeavor, certainly an accomplishment much greater than winning the Washington State Boys high school AAAA basketball tournament. I believe the Little League World Series is the only athletic event for children that can lay reasonable claim to a true WORLD Championship. That would mean thousands of Little League All-Star teams nation and world wide, certainly over a hundred in the State of Washington. I am figuring 3 teams per 30,000 residents in Richland, extrapolated to 4 million people in the State of Washington equals 400 teams. It is probably less than that since all those 4 million folks don't necessarily live in incorporated areas where one might find Little League teams. But even if there were only 100 teams in a state of 4 million, that would mean a minimum of 7000 teams in a country like the USA which has 280 million people (more or less). Very possibly, there could be as many as 14,000 US teams at the start of World Series play. Again, it's a HUGE accomplishment for any single team to make it to Williamsport. -Anon ******************************************** ******************************************** Funeral Notice >>Robert Fred Culp ('40) ~ 12/28/20 - 8/17/0 *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/21/03 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 9 Bombers (1 anonymous) sent stuff: Keith Maupin ('47), Max Sutton ('57) Helen Cross ('62), Jim Hamilton ('63) Jake Tate ('66), Mike Davis ('74) Eric Lukins ('81), Jamie McDevitt ('81) Anon - "Over 7,000 teams worldwide...according to ESPN" ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Don Fisher ('50) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Keith Maupin ('47) It appears that Bomber history as reported in the Sandstorms is available in part in several locations, but there is no complete archive readily available to all east or west of the Mississippi. Perhaps several someones would volunteer to scan (or have scanned) copies they have saved and thus help create an electronic version that could be easily accessed by all, with copies both on-line and available in our local libraries. Any volunteers? I know the libraries would love to have that information. Once that monumental task was completed, it should be relatively easy for the RHS Journalism Class to update the files once a year, thus perpetuating our proud Bomber history. By the way, does anybody have copies from Spring, 1970? -Keith Maupin ('47) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Max Sutton ('57) Re: Little League Teams Having been a manager for my two sons, a player representative and vice president of the Renton, WA Little League, I feel compelled to clear up a couple of points. Several people have written in about the number of Little League teams involved. Each division, whether it is American League, National League, North South, East West in the community selects its All- Stars, with the blessings of the Player rep. Said All-Star Team then competes locally, regionally, and statewide for the chance to represent their region at the regional championships say in San Bernardino, CA on the West Coast. So these young men probably did not all play on the same team all season, but on several in the Richland National League and were picked to represent Richland. God Bless each and all for their ability and heart in surmounting the odds before them to get to Williamsport. Thanks boys, you gave us all quite a thrill. -Max Sutton ('57) ~ in beautiful Renton, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) Re: Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/15/03 I'd like to add my late congratulations to all who were involved in the World Little League Championships. I'm sorry we missed it up in the lovely alpine boondocks of western Colorado, and I'm sorry my dad missed it, as he had spent many years involved in youth baseball. Re: Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/07/03 I just had to say how much I enjoyed seeing Diane Davenport ('62) when Ed Wood ('62) surprised her at the library in CA. Don't know if I was writing to the Sandstorm when Diane and I surprised each other at an unplanned meeting in jolly ole' England. My husband and I had just moved to Windsor, England for our 3 year stint there with P&G. Some friends of ours from Sacramento, CA came to visit us, and asked us to join them at l0pm for the ceremony of the Keys at the Palace which used to be the jail. (Sorry, I'm blanking on the name now.) We joined the tour of maybe l5 people for this neat tour. I kept noticing a "little old lady" looking at me sort of funny, and I wondered if my slip was showing or what. At the end of tour this little lady came up to me and said "I just have to ask" the minute I heard her voice, I knew it was Diane Davenport!! Imagine us meeting up on a tour of maybe l5 people in England!! We corresponded in earnest for a while, and then we haven't really kept in touch much the last few years. Life is short, and as interesting as you make it. And keeping up with Bomber friends is one of the fun parts. It's funny, whenever I return to the Northwest and especially to the Tri-Cities, I expect to see people I used to know, and it rarely happens that I run into anyone I knew. Then there in England I did see a dear friend, which added a special touch to a fun moment. Sorry, I missed you and Janice in Denver, Ed. We will try to meet again somewhere. If ever you come to Cincinnati or Indiana, like to the WSU-Notre Dame game, except you aren't a WSU Cougar are you, come by and see us. Re: Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/02/03 I think I have finally caught up on my Sandstorms I missed while cooking in Colorado. I wanted to add that I too have enjoyed reading about the wonders of travel to be had from England. When we lived there we enjoyed cheaper flights on Ryan Air and Easy jet too. But I think the most memorial one was Peach Air which flew us from London to Rome, Italy and back safely. I'd never heard of Peach Air, but was told it was an established airline of several years which it was. Carol Rice Forister ('62) and her husband visited us in '99 and she and I flew from Luton Airport to Amsterdam and back on Ryan Air. And as I had made the reservations several weeks in advance, Carol couldn't believe how cheap our tickets were. My brother, Roy ('65), and his daughter, then 7 came to visit us in London in '98 and we three flew to Norway. We must have flown on the Scandinavian airlines because all their food was fish, and I couldn't do cold fish. We flew out of Norway with a stop in Stavanger, which was interesting. I later found out that some of our P&G friends in Cincinnati had been there too, as their daughter in law is from there, so they were there for their son's wedding. But the Norway in a Nutshell trip which Roy, Karin and I made was the greatest. As way our stay in Bergen, Norway. I shopped lots and brought back lots of souvenirs, being half Norwegian, I had to make the most of this visit to the homeland of my mother's ancestors. I love reading about all the travel experiences of fellow Bombers. I am very excited about visiting the lighthouse up in Sequim, and just told my husband that I am looking forward to being light house keepers, and I learned about that, as I have many other neat things in our Sandstorm email newsletter. Thanks again, Maren, Richard and Gary for keeping us up and running. -Helen Cross Kirk ('62) ~ still enjoying the view of Puget Sound and the Olympic Mts. wondering why I ever left Washington State in the first place. I need to get off line and go get my fix of looking at Puget Sound and the Olympics again from our friend's front deck. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jim Hamilton ('63) Haven't heard much from David Rivers (aka The Rod Father) about the current state of our mutual infatuation. There seems to some Hot Rod Run or show every weekend, and I need a critique. jimbeaux In sunny Kirkland, where all my winter indoor projects are pretty much done. -Jim Hamilton ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jake Tate ('66WB) Re: My brother, Terry Tate ('62) I'm not sure if he would want me to or not but I feel that I should let everyone know that my brother, Terry ('62), had a fairly severe heart attack--his first--on Wednesday, August 13th. He had 100 percent blockage in one artery but, luckily, it happened at work and the doctors at St. Joseph's in Tacoma were working on him within a half-hour of the ambulance picking him up. His heart did stop and they had to "paddle" him once, but the angioplasty that the doctors did and the stint that was put in let him recover fairly rapidly. He was out of the hospital on Sunday, and is staying with his daughter, Jessica, on the peninsula for a few weeks. Jessica has e-mail, so if anyone wants to e-mail Terry, please send the note to me... I'll forward it to my niece and Terry will receive it. I would hope that those who know Terry would put him in their prayers! -Jake Tate ('66WB) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Davis ('74) What's Little League? -Mike Davis ('74) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Eric Lukins ('81) Re: HAMTC Little League Team I was over at my sister Sheri's (Col-Hi '75 vintage) place tonight, visiting her and my grandmother, Hazel Curry, when mention was made about a Sandstorm entry that I missed a few weeks ago. John Brown Jr. ('61) was talking about the old HAMTC little league team that he played on and mentioned my grandfather, Dale Curry. God rest his soul, Dale passed on a few months after retiring from Hanford in 1984. I don't know what kind of coach he was for HAMTC, but I always heard how much fun it was for both of them to go to the games and practices and enjoy the kids. Grams mentioned a few boys, Johnny Huske ('58) and Jimmy Overdahl ('57RIP), but she remembered most of the faces and just how all of the kids were great. I do know what kind of a grandfather he was, and he was the BEST! Not perfect, but always willing to take the time to teach how to hunt for nightcrawler or make things out of wood in his shop or even paint a fence a time or two. All of my sisters, including Debbie ('78) and Deanna ('79),and I would go down to the corner and wait for the Hanford bus to drop him off most nights, partly to see him and partly to suck in all of the diesel fume clouds they were notorious for! Sometimes he'd show up in a funny blue jump suit with funky shoes on because he got so contaminated working out at 100N that they had to scrub him down and throw away his other clothes. Anyway, I have an old baseball glove that he used that has the faded letters HAMTC on it, along with several other sentimental keepsakes that he passed on. Sometimes people in our lives impact us in really important ways, just like Bob Jacobs ('70) with the RNLB team, and Dale Curry with the HAMTC players, but for me, I had the honor as having Dale for my grandfather. His wife Hazel, or "Gooch" as we've called her, is still in the Tri-Cities and has just got connected to the internet. On her first day ever, looking at the Sandstorm with Sheri, she got to read that mention of him and that HAMTC team of long ago and you can only imagine swell of emotions that it brought back. Thanks Maren, Gary & Richard for maintaining this forum! -Eric Lukins ('81) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jamie McDevitt ('81) Re: New Arrival Congratulations to my sister and her husband, Amanda McDevitt ('92) and Loren Peterson on the birth of their first child. Mia Sistine Peterson arrived at 8:47AM on August 19, 2003. Mia weighed in at 10 pounds, 6 ounces and is 22 inches long. To: Dick Pierard ('52) Have to agree with you about our local media and the handling the Richland-Saugus game. I sure enjoyed watching the kids from Richland on Sunday -- they're true champions in my book. With my hometown team out of the running for the world championship, I'll be looking for a Saugus victory. We came close last year with the Worcester, MA team... -Jamie McDevitt ('81) ~ Hopkinton, MA *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/22/03 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers & Shelley McCoy's ('63RIP) daughter-in-law today: John Browne, Jr. ('61), Gary Behymer ('64) Ray Stein ('64), David Rivers ('65) Kellie Walsh ('77), Vicki Owens ('72) Jumbo Davis ('82) Kathie McCoy (Shelley's daughter-in-law) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kathie Moore Adair ('69) BOMBER MOM BIRTHDAY Today: BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: John Browne, Jr. ('61) To: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) Is the friend (whose deck you have commandeered in order to reconnoiter the Olympics) the fellow who spreads the good word about appreciating the 'ground water' of King County? If so, he had a snazzy bumper sticker that was, unfortunately, one of a kind, at the Strawberry Festival here, this Summer. Please pass along my regards for his good work; & suggest that he lay in a supply of those stickers (but if it ain't him, fuggedaboudit...). ^..^ -JHBrowne, Jr. ('61) ~ Vashon Island, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gary Behymer ('64) Re: Surfin' the web -- again -- search for "classmates" -Gary Behymer ('64) ~ downtown Colfax, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ray Stein ('64) To: Eric Lukins ('81) Re: Dale Curry I certainly do remember your Grandfather as the coach for HAMTC (Hanford Atomic Metal Trades Council) along with Bob Mitchell's ('62) Dad. Coach Curry could take a baseball and flip it from hand to hand, over the back, down his arm, etc. I never could get the whole routine down, but I can still do a couple of those "Curry" moves. He was a coach who made Little League baseball fun! -Ray Stein ('64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: David Rivers ('65) Hey all you groovy guys and groovy gals I got some stacks a wax and pounds a sounds... (sound just like the Lynster ('57) huh)... now that I gotcher attention, (no Jeffry... or Geoffry ('65) as the case may be I wasn't imitating you and it wasn't the Crowster ('65) either) it has come to MY attention that I have not been covering the Vegas hot rod scene very well. Lotsa stuff going on this summer. As I mentioned to some of you I changed out the engine and tranny in my '34 named HRTATAK for my good friend Doc 40, Jimmie Adair ('66), The engine came out of some bad A'd Buick that took the Nailhead Nats 2 years in a row... the guy was moving into another class so I said if he could make it streetable I'd take it... he did (to the extent it could be done) and now I can only drive it now and again, as it requires a direct link with the gas station to go 2 blocks! 6 94s take a lot of fuel... but it issoooooooooooo nasty... not long ago I managed to beat out a very bad dragster in an open headers contest! Course the rail job didn't have anything to open as he was running straight pipes from the manifold anyway... Now since I haven't been able to drive it much, I wasn't able to give it a proper shake down after we put all the new stuff in. As a result... I have taken it to three (count em... 3) shows and "something has happened" leaving each show... The first time the shifter cable fell into the headers and melted on the freeway... blocking traffic for many miles and eliciting some very nasty comments about my dear sainted mother from the crowd... the result... I was TOWED... (Ray - #10 in your programs ('64)... after explaining to your bride what my email address means this will NOT be lost on you)... The next time out, I was in Henderson and the starter wire fell into something VERY HOT... smoke smoke smoke... we rerouted the wiring... almost... before we couldn't see well enough... result... it was TOWED... Last Saturday evening I was at another show in Henderson... had a ball with the headers open... really a crowd pleaser that night... On the way home, the sky opened up and we had the most glorious lighting show I've see in years... my radio began turning on then off... on then off... on... (you get the picture)... then the lights flickered twice and everything shut down... I searched the sky for the alien craft which I knew would be picking me up at any moment... but there was nothing there... I checked all the wiring with a lighter since I had just removed my tools and flashlight the other day... why I have no clue... I smelled awful but everything seemed OK. All fuses fine... battery snug... what could it be... (turned out the torque from revving it over and over pulled the battery cable loose and laid it on the headers... but I didn't know that then)... bottom line... TOWED! Well, if I was superstitious, I might change my address to ALMOSTNEVERTOWED... but what the hay... I guess I'll just leave it now... since Y'all now know the truth! Here's a couple a pictures of the beast if anyone is interested... The old man behind the wheel is our own Jimmy Heidlebaugh ('65) since he hasn't been back to Richland since the flood thought some of you might like to see what he looks like these days. Re: On another note... ... One of the best ladies around is having a birthday. I say Best lady because this sweet young thing has put up with her husband and his friends, including yours truly, for more years than any one person should have to endure such torture. She's gone from Hod Rod Girl to Biker Babe and skate board Mom in between. We drag her around from here to there and never get a complaint. Plus... she is a total Gas to be with at Disneyland... she and her entourage get to go to the head of the line and bag the wait! So who is this prize sweetie, you ask? None other than Kathie Moore Adair ('69) HAPPY BIRTHDAY KAT! David Rivers ('65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Kellie Walsh Patterson ('77) Re: Little League Eric Lukins' ('81) little league entry regarding his grandfather and HAMTC brought back a lot of memories. As kids, we used to ride our bikes from our neighborhood on Hunt Point down to the LL field at GWWay and Symons to watch the guys play. I was trying to remember the names of the different team sponsors/ names and uniform colors of the late '60s at that particular field -- but I came up waaaayyy short: I think HAMTC was in green & gray Dawson Richards was in orange & white BB&M was in yellow white? (no, that can't be right)... and that's where my memory fades. I think there was a team in royal blue and another in red. Maybe Atomic Lanes? Sheesh. No doubt Mike Davis ('74) will have ALL the answers tomorrow! I did try to cheat by going on-line to search for an archive that might list the teams of 'yore. No such luck. I even went to the Richland Little League site. I clicked on the ball park locations link, and I was shocked to see that the old field that we rode our bikes to is no longer a little league playing field site. Have I been gone that long? Is the field still there/in use? I think I remember seeing it in 2000. Tell me they didn't bulldoze it down. And across the street at the playground was where the Pancake Breakfast was held on Jamboree Day? Still there? It's always weird when I hear about "monuments" that we cherished as kids no longer exist. Like the Big Pool, A & W, Chief Jo (glad it's been resurrected) etc. I've lived in Southern California for 22 years, but Richland will ALWAYS be home. Sometimes I think how great it would be to move back, with all the wonderfully rich childhood memories there at every corner -- the musty smell of the leaves in the fall; waking up to the sound of geese flying over our house; the coolness of the river even in the summer; and on winter nights, looking out the front door at the street light across the street, checking for any sign of snow flakes. But a buddy from the ol' neighborhood said to me not long ago that moving back after so many years would be bittersweet; feeling both the warmth of nostalgia and the abruptness of change. If only I could click my "ruby red's" and repeat, "There's no place like home, there's no place like home." And for a day or two actually re-live the magic of those days. Toto, we're not in Kansas anymore, -Kellie Walsh Patterson ('77) ~ Simi Valley, CA - where despite the longing for the old days, life is sweet. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Vicki Owens ('72) To: Mike Davis ('74) Little league, Booboo dear, is the children's version of an old American sport named baseball, further derived from a British past time (I hesitate to call it a sport) called cricket. Baseball is indigenous to the U.S., thanks to Abner Doubleday, and it's from baseball that we get that wondrous phenomenon known as a "Grand Slam." That should put it into a context you can comprehend. Bon appetit, -Vicki Owens ('72) ~ Kampala, Uganda ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jumbo Davis ('82) Re: Birthday wishes I just wanted to wish my mother a Happy 70th Birthday. Happy Birthday Mom, (Billie Jean Davis). The greatest Bomber Mom in the history of the game, We love you - Keith, Jennifer, Zakary and Jakob -Jumbo Davis ('82) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Kathie McCoy Re: Shelley McCoy ('63) Memorial & T shirts Dear Sandstorm, My name is Kathie McCoy, I am writing to you to first say how grateful I am for all the stories you have printed about Shelley. I was Shelley's daughter-in-law for 16 years & never did believe all those stories of Talent Shows & "Great Balls of Fire" not to mention the girl in the principal's office...... until I read them here... We loved each of them........ Reading of who got in trouble with Shelley & All the trouble/fun Shelley caused.. after his passing when someone wrote, "The beer just wasn't as cold today when I heard about Shelley." We both laughed and cried. "I would have loved to hear what St. Peter said as Shelley passed through those Pearly Gates!" I have printed each and every story for us & our children's future reads.... Thank you for the comfort each and every story has brought to the McCoy family, We are all very grateful! Sincerely, Kathie McCoy First and foremost Thank You! Through the past few months everyone has been so supportive, We are so very grateful to all of you. Thank you for all your help with the service. Thank you for all your thoughts and prayers during our time of grief. We not only lost a dad but our friend as well. Shelley's service showed us he had many friends, some from when he was a young boy and some he had just met this past year. At his service, when Shelley's video played, & we watched his life go by, how appropriate the music sounded when we saw all those images of him, his family, friends ~ & all those cars! Then at the end when his 4 year old grandson Trevin stood up and sang "Jesus Loves Me this I know" we were both amazed and comforted! From the beginning to the end Shelley's service was "perfect!" The bikes, people's Harley attire, the music, the weather, the sunset, the party at his house! Not that there is such a thing as a "GOOD Funeral" But there is dignified & appropriate ones & this was it! May all of us find comfort. Now Shelley's headstone has been placed, & as you might have guessed it too is completely appropriate for Shelley. Thank You again for all your love and support! God Bless us all. [See Shelley's stone.] Attached is some info on T-shirts we are having made in Shelley's Memory. See T-shirts] As we approach the 1 year anniversary of Shelley McCoy's passing, some of his friends are planning a memorial run August 31st to the cemetery & a BBQ...... We thought it would be nice to also have T-shirts printed in Shelley's Honor in 2 styles: The Harley Bar & shield using Shelley's Name on a black "tank top" or Black T-shirt And a photo of Shelley with "Never forgotten" on a white T-Shirt The cost is only $10.00 for either one or 2 for $18.00 & yes of course we'll send them (Free of charge) to you out of towners! We need to give the printer a rough count by Monday August 25th of all sizes and styles needed [so they can be printed in time for the memorial] Childs sizes to the bigger xxxL available We would love to have as many people as possible get one T-shirt] I will also be having some extras printed, However If we can get some definite sizes & styles no later than Monday that would be helpful. Because of the price going down with more shirts ordered, I will be able to send them out free of charge! So whatever you can do to get the word out & the pictures would be appreciated. Checks would be best as to track payments BUT WE NEED SIZES FOR NOW :) Checks Shelleys Shirts c/o The McCoy Family 1320 7th Ave SW Puyallup, WA 98371 -Kathie McCoy ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Peace, Shelley. -Maren] *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/23/03 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers and 1 Bomber Mom today: Jim Grow ('51), Dick Avedovech ('56) Helen Cross ('62), Jim Collins ('62) Jim House ('63), Jeff Michael ('65) BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marc Shipman ('83NAB) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jim Grow ('51) Maren.....What is the time schedule for the Club 40 Shilo Inn functions next Fri. and Sat.?......thanks -Jim Grow ('51) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Sept 5, 6, 7, 2003 -- schedule of Activities: -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dick Avedovech ('56) Re: Treatment of cancer by proton therapy I am most happy to report that I have just completed by last day of treatment for prostate cancer by conformal proton therapy at Loma Linda University Medical Center in Loma Linda, California. Although I am by nature a generally private person, I mention this because this treatment is one rarely mentioned by urologist, mostly because they cannot do it and therefore receive no compensation from this choice for treating prostate cancer. Proton treatment is one of the most effective and non-invasive cures but not well advertised. While undergoing this treatment which takes about 1/2 hour of your time each day, I continued working full time at our City of Industry food plant. Any male Bomber who is 50 or older faces a 50% chance they will come down with this cancer. If you are interested in the treatment I had at Loma Linda, I would urge you to contact me and I will share what ever information have (which is quite a bit) with you. Send me an email and I will get back to you ASAP, especially if you have been diagnosed with cancer. One other note, Loma Linda Proton center is also successfully treating many other types of cancers, such as brain stem tumors, however they haven't got the tools at this time for breast cancer, but that is coming with the development of digitized robotics. -Dick Avedovech, Jr., Ph. D. (class of "56") ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) To: John Browne, Jr. ('61) Re: friend in West Seattle Our friend's name is Ray (and Mary) Eldredge. He is a great WSU supporter, and as far as I know he only has WSU bumper stickers. We're heading out for Brewster to visit Warren's mom today with his brother, Bob joining us from Lynnwood. Cheers, -Helen Cross Kirk ('62) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jim Collings ('62) Re: Another way to look at the Little League World Series. To: Richard Greenhalgh ('59) To: Vic Marshall ('71) If there are 15 kids per team, only 240 kids in the world out of 2,386,605 had the honor to participate. Congratulations, -Jim Collings ('62) ~ Denver, CO ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jim House ('63) I am not surprised the Richland National team failed to win in Williamsport. Can you imagine the trauma these future Bombers faced when told they had to leave their Green and Gold uniforms in California? Only the 9 DAY-old kid showed up in the proper attire. I hate to think how this temperamental Bomber would have responded if Art Dawald told me we were going to wear brown uni's in Seattle. Could Dawald, Neill and Teverbaugh win championships in those colors? I think not. What Little League scholar decided Arizona would wear green and Washington would wear brown? Was that decision made when the power was out? Maybe all they could remember was the motto "Keep Washington Brown". -Jim House ('63) ~ Houston, TX - Where the mosquito spray for West Nile was at 2am this morning. How can kids stay up that late for the special bike ride? Of course we are not using the "good stuff" here that made the great fog in Richland in the '50s. Personal update: The house is sold. If I can keep the dead birds off the property until closing, we should be out of here in two weeks. Ray ('64), when is the deadline to sign up for the Winter rec league in Spokane? ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jeff Michael ('65) Re: David's Rod To: David Rivers ('65) All kidding aside... that is truly a fine looking piece of automobile memorabilia. (Can't say the same for the old guy behind the wheel.) I'd be awantin' to keep it away from the hook, though. Not sure how many more tows that "fuel cell" under the radiator will withstand. Is this some kinda Pinto in reverse... don't be following folks too closely, David. Always remember: Shiny side up... rubber side down. -DJ Jeff Michael ('65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) Re: Jumbo's ('82) birthday greetings Bet most of you didn't know his name was Keith did you? and Wig's ('82) is Kent. That is their grown up names. That is their business names but Richland people will probably always call them Wig and Jumbo. Thanks for the birthday greetings Jum, Jen, Zake doo dee and Jacob. Love you all, too. Mom (BJ Davis) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/24/03 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Jim Chubb ('50), Pete Overdahl ('60) Diane Davenport ('62), Mike Davis ('74) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER LUNCHES 'n stuff (in order of appearance) 08/27 Girls of '63 and '64 Sept 5-6-7 ~ Club 40, Classes of '53 and '58 Reunions 09/14 Puget Sound Lunch More information: Click the lunch you want to know about. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jim Chubb ('50) I thought some of you older Bombers might be interested in knowing my son, Dan -- who is also Ken Chubb's nephew -- is the new Athletic Director at Richland High. Although he is a Wa Hi graduate he has taught and coached in Richland for several years. For you avid Richland fans, he was never a member of the Walla Walla Officials Association. -Jim Chubb ('50) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Pete Overdahl ('60) Re: HAMTC Little League Team To: Eric Lukins ('81) Wow, you really brought back memories of the Little League Team, HAMTC (Hanford Atomic Metal Trades Council) who sponsored the great team that was coached by your wonderful loving and talented grandfather Dale Curry. And your sweet grandmother Hazel loved every member on the teams like they were her kids. Your grandparents were just like part of our family as we had many a fine picnic or trip with these caring people. I know he was my brother's all time best coach and friend. Jim Overdahl ('57) pitched for HAMTC and it was Dale who thought he would be a better pitcher than a catcher, so he worked with him. And by the old articles in the TCH and articles from the Hanford Works News "From the Dugout" Jim's pitching record spoke for Dale's coaching -- that he would be a better pitcher than a catcher. I can see why others like Ray Stein ('64), Kellie Walsh Patterson ('77) and others said such fine things about Coach and Dear Friend, Dale Curry. I have a great picture and the negative of the HAMTC little league team, Dale (Coach) with his players the year Jim played. It included John Huske ('58), Jim Overdahl ('57), Dave Turner ('60), Jim Carlson ('58), Leroy Parchen ('59), Danny Klepper ('60), Ernie Trujillo ('59), Dick Teats ('58), Glen Rose ('58), Jack Glover ('61), Batboy, Dick Huske ('61), Allan Cross ('59) and 5 other players on that team that I regretfully can't come up with their names. Eric, if you or any of the players on HAMTC want a copy I would be glad to have them reproduced and mail to them. Just send me an e-mail. I have a couple of other pictures of little league teams including the American/National All-Star teams of 1952. I watched two of the National All-Star games and what talent by Bob Jacobs ('70) and the team. I'm sure I wasn't the only one with a tear in my eye. Enough about these great years of baseball memories. -Pete Overdahl ('60) ~ Cooler and a little rain in Bombertown.. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Diane Davenport ('62) To: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) Helen, You've done it... finally made me need to respond to an Alumni Sandstorm entry. "Little old lady."... really now! As you can see from the picture with Ed, there are still dark hairs among the grey on my head! The "prison" was the Tower of London and I still think of running into you there. Have returned to London several times, though this year's trip was to Stockholm and Edinburgh. Enjoy Washington! -Diane Davenport ('62) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Davis ('74) The Davis family had a wonderful dinner last night at Cattlemen Steak House in Kennewick to honor my Mother's 70th birthday. The musical entertainment even played her the "Happy Birthday" song. It was a wonderful evening for a wonderful lady. You can imagine our surprise when President Bush popped in and said, "Happy Birthday, B.J." He stayed for drinks then after we left he let the grand kids fly Air Force One. Nice guy! -Mike Davis ('74) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/25/03 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Lorraine Powell ('52), Helen Cross ('62) Bruce Strand ('69) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sharen Manolopoulos ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Greg Stone ('80) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER LUNCHES 'n stuff (in order of appearance) 08/27 Girls of '63 and '64 Sept 5-6-7 ~ Club 40, Classes of '53 and '58 Reunions 09/14 Puget Sound Lunch More information: Click the lunch you want to know about. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Lorraine Powell Earp-Tanner ('52WB) To: Dick Avedovech ('56) Re: Proton Therapy We have a close friend who has just found out he has prostate cancer. Your timing was great in advising the course you took. Thanks for not being so private on this subject. I went to the Internet and just typed in 'proton therapy' and everything you need to know is there. It is FDA cleared and currently approved for use on more than 40 types of cancers and vascular diseases. I printed out all the info that our friend needs to show his urologist or contact Linda Loma University medical center. Thanks again. -Lorraine Powell Earp-Tanner ('52WB) ~ In the sunny 90's city of Modesto, CA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) To: Diane Davenport ('62) Diane, Please forgive me... we weren't little old ladies then... and we aren't now either. I am enjoying another chance visit with a classmate of our special year of l962 tonight. I went up to Priest Lake, ID to see my son who is cooking up there at Elkins. (It is a great place.) And Hayden, ID just happens to be on the road home, and Sue Elliot Homan ('62) just happened to be home, so we spent a few fun hours laughing about the good ole times. Hayden, and the whole Pacific Northwest is just the neatest place to be. Now I'll start driving home slowly tomorrow. Have to stop off to see my friend since my days at UW in Billings, and some family in North Dakota, and who knows. I just have to make it in time for the WSU-Notre Dame game. Somehow I think the Cougs are going to win big then. I hope so, anyway. -Helen Cross Kirk ('62) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bruce Strand ('69) Re: Richland visit My brother (Doug '74) and I were in Richland last week to help my Dad go through the things at his old house on Ada. While there we had breakfast at Denny's and a "brunch" at the Spudnut Shop (they don't serve breakfast...). Spudnuts were as good as ever and the waitress was just as ornery as always. It was fun. Doug tried his hand at water skiing on the river that resulted in a torn hamstring and a trip to the emergency room. That is what happens when old guys try to do what they could 25 years ago. The hospital has a nice new emergency wing now... -Bruce Strand ('69) ~ Back in the heat and gas shortage of Tempe, AZ *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/26/03 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Lola Heidlebaugh ('60), David Rivers ('65) Rick Maddy ('67), Melissa Jenkins ('87) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gene Keller ('50) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Richard Twedt ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sharon Hopkins Hasty ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sharon Sasser Warren ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Joyce Soehnlein Ross ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Merle Huesties Estrin ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gauin Moore ('82) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Lola Heidlebaugh Bowen ('60) Re: Portland/Vancouver Bomber Luncheon DATE: September 13, 2003 LUNCH TIME: 11:00 a.m. WHERE: DoubleTree/Columbia River Jantzen Beach/Portland NOTE: If you need directions, e-mail Lola or Fred! RSVP: Lola at by Sept. 11 Join us and bring your pictures (or come see ours!) of the August 3rd Battle Ground Lake State Park Bomber picnic! Please RSVP to Lola Heidlebaugh Bowen ('60) by Thursday, September 11 so we can be sure to have enough for the special room Fred Schafer ('63) arranges for us! See you there! All Bomber Spouses and Friends are welcome! -Lola Heidlebaugh Bowen ('60) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: David Rivers ('65) Re: Birthday time again A VERY sharp dresser and just an all 'round cool guy... artistic... you ain't just a woofin'. This guy was the original Richland class of '64 James Dean in nice clothes. The competition between him and Terry Davis ('65) of my class for best dresser ever was pretty fierce. I remember when Terry Davis, Terry Webb ('63RIP) and I got these Pendleton Sport coats without any lapels. Terry D's was black (duh... what else), Webb's was red and mine was green... we all thought we were just the coolest ever, but this boy coulda been cool in his underwear, I'm sure, but I think I'm getting a bit off the subject. For some reason, this guy didn't come back to the reunions much if ever till the first all class in 2000. And when he did, he and Davis showed up wearing almost the identical outfits (some things never change)... But enough already... it is time to wish Richard Twedt ('64) a VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY! -David Rivers ('65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Rick Maddy ('67) Re: America @ 75mph Hi. I lived to tell about it. After driving around the states for seven weeks and putting 9700 miles on my small truck I have come to the conclusion Chesaw, WA isn't such a bad place to live after all. I finally got to meet Maren in Wenatchee at the luncheon while visiting my daughter. A long anticipated visit. Everyone was fun! Everyone made my daughter, Heather, and I feel right at home. Thanks again to Susan Erickson Kuntz ('59) for putting the lunch together. And to Maren who drove a ways for that one. I had no idea that Susan Nelson ('67) or Joyce Soehnlien ('67) had sisters. There are abrupt but fleeting moments when "going back" knowing what we know now really could be interesting. Nice to see Brent Van Reneen ('67). Brent and I go back to kindergarten. It was special indeed. The last time we had seen each other was when I lived in Wenatchee. Both of us were married. Now both of us are not married. Whats with Wenatchee!?! Spent the night at Phil Collins ('67) place at Williams Lake south of Spokane. Had some laughs for sure. Like we hadn't been apart for a week. Phil looks great and is doing very well. Retiring this October after thirty years playing with nuke rod bundles. When you can still laugh about the Marine Corps and ole whats her name, its still good after all these years. Ran around downtown Seattle with Heather and my sister, Sheila ('66). Sheila is special. She can still click her heels and is nothing but fun in the purest form. My brother in law, Jerry Kelly (KHS '64) is right in step with her hand in hand. My brother, Roger, and sis n law, Janice (both NKHS Poulsbo), took me to Westport to check out some kite fliers. Just when you think you have seen all the shades of black to gray... Washington state is as beautiful as always. Highway 2 - Seattle to Spokane - had been awhile. Awesome is the only overused word I can come up with. No place like home. I finally got to visit my fathers grave in Russell, IA for the very first time. Visited several cousins that were very concerned about the beans with no rain in sight. Some things really never change. My grandparents house of which I have some of my most cherished childhood remembrances has almost now been taken back by Thousand Acre Forest. My father was born in this house in 1919 - the youngest. When left unchecked, Earth can erase away the past at a rapid pace... a surprisingly fast pace considering the age of time and space and that neither are in a hurry. Nothing lasts forever. Like the blink of an eye. The farm was painful, but a necessary parting. All that lived there are gone now. My cousin has enough land and he just let the old farm do what it wanted. This small piece of land (85 acres) is better as a forest like much of southern IA could be... a tough, hilly place to plant crops and make a living. I managed to gather seventeen countable chiggers in the tall grass around the farmhouse. That is a miserable insect. A classic example of the dictionary definition of the word itch. I had not been in IA since 1981. At the Serpent Mound in OH we sat under the canopy of the visitors center while a thunderstorm drove past. Anybody remember sitting in the rain in Vietnam and looking down so your face could be absent of rain with your helmet as the umbrella... and how all the bugs would join your face in the void? So much for shelter in OH. And I was not going to try the run from there to the parking lot with lightening the size of tree trunks on top of us. Those lightening strikes still scare me. I do not like them. I will never get used to them. A breathtaking phenomena to witness but a wickedness about it that few weather patterns can compete, with the exception of the twister, hurricane or being stuck in work traffic in the middle of summer with no air in Phoenix. With the storm finally subsiding a bit we left to visit the Amish. The Amish have finally joined the Capitalists with their Amish theme farms (the old timers must be spinning in their graves like on a foot powered lathe), but I was still soothed after the storm by purchasing a jar of their pickled eggs. Does shrapnel attract lightening like a lightening rod? Anybody? One shocking bit of information I found out in VA at Monticello was Thomas Jefferson was $100,000+ in debt when he died. Of course misery loves company and I left Virginia feeling a lot better. Now that this great man is dead, one of his worn out shoes could pay off his debt today. In VA it was difficult to see anything from the highway but a thick sixty foot, or so, forest and an occasional sign with a towns name on it. I pulled off the highway to look at Colonial Williamsburg and there it was amongst the trees. Back on the 74 and all disappeared again. My (great 6) grandfather left VA for OH. He lived fifty miles south of Harpers Ferry. Makes sense, huh?!? Interesting weather every step of the way. We were rained on almost the whole way throughout the East. Visiting Outer Banks, NC for two nights looking at Kitty Hawk, in a tent, and the wind howling during an electrical storm during the entire night. 3500 miles from home. I would have needed a protractor to figure the angle of the windswept tent. What do you do? The answer is the best you can. Head warm, extra dry socks and keep your feet dry. The boy scout who said that had a motor home. Cape Hattaras is a well preserved, well kept historical place. Beautiful lighthouse. People build summer homes there that are something to talk about. Huge. Impressive. Inspirational. But built on a harsh environment. There is little to no protection from the elements on the Outer Banks. Or is that the beauty of it? The missing folks from Roanoke Island didn't do the best job with location location location. Those folks suffered and were swept away. When you read about it in history class and can not quite grasp how nothing had been found by later arriving pilgrims... then you go take a look at where this island is during unpleasant weather conditions. Seattle does not know wind and rain, no matter what they say! AH-HA, I think! What was not swept out to sea at Roanoke or eaten by bugs was gobbled by Mother Earth in a very short period of time. No cannibalistic Indians. No goblins or ghosts. No mystery. Just Mother Earth and her big eraser in the sky. Stopped in at the Marine Corps base (PI) in SC, got an oil change, slapped a sand flea and got out of that hell hole ASAP. A good ole boy from the Western USA would die there within days just like a good ole boy from there would dry up and blow away in San Diego. You got to be from there. I was thankful I had been fortunate enough to have been a Hollywood Marine from MCRD. Myrtle Beach, SC was interesting enough. It only took me about four, maybe five, minutes to finally realize the young lady on the beach was telling me she had found a fossilized shark tooth. I began thinking about those agates from OR we always looked for beach combing. The black shark tooth was impressive. Myrtle Beach was the flip-side of Los Angeles. And I dont mean oceans. Each being hits in their own special way. Tennessee is where the language barrier ends or begins and articulation become a subjective argument without consensus in the foreseeable future. Loved those folks. Camped next to two young married couples in their early twenties. Curiously interesting for both parties - us and them. Good kids. I usually don't have any problem understanding what is being said here in L.A. with the exception of Beverly Hills. On the other hand, I had this tick buried deep deep (worth saying twice) enough for concern just north of my bellybutton. The only thing worse would have been south. A couple legs were visible. I pulled it out with the head intact with tweezers. That healed faster than expected. What a fun little bug. Are they on an endangered list, part of a food chain or anything. If not, whos got the Richland mosquito sprayer and an airplane? We drove by a Confederate graveyard in TN. The small cemetery was surrounded by flagpoles with the Confederate flags flying and a statue of a soldier. Interesting enough and justifiable as it was just American's needing to get it off their chest. Better then than today. A beautiful sight. I wish I had taken a photo but just pushed on. TN was special. I really dont think Murfreesboro has changed much since 1860s. Still farm after farm. Hedge rows of dense woods surrounding farms. Large open fields of fire. Something that bothers me and maybe someone can change my thought on this. Driving along Americas highways through small/ large town America you see many people are flying the flag of whatever country they are from. I have never in my life felt like flying a British flag. My mother and fathers families came from there in the Eighteenth Century for a reason. They needed the spare room of the Native Americans to escape the British and just moved in because either choice was not a good option. Give an inch and take a mile. Other than being proud of where you are from... just give it seven, maybe eight generations, I suppose - I fly an American flag. Maybe its just me, but it seems like they should go home and fly their beloved flag in their beloved country instead of hiding, or holding out for better times, or whatever they are up to here in America flying their flag. Go home, live or die for your cause of change and deal with your problems like Americans have for many years - holding our flag. Or start being an American with Constitutional rights to fly any flag you damn well please. Go figure. I dont know, I could be wrong. I stomped around in the Ozarks of southern MO and found my g.g.grandparents in the Greenville Cemetery - at seventeen Smith Burks had joined the Union Army with his horse and a rifle (16th MO Cav.). They got more money for that. He went AWOL a couple of times coming back to see his folks and most likely my grandmother about twenty-five miles ESE of Springfield. Not uncommon. He did return to the war and lost an eye to the Confederates for his contribution to the Cause. They actually had small pensions then. It was good to find the old mans grave and talk to him. I only had five chiggers get me there. I talked to a lady who had lived there her whole life and never had a chigger on her. Bugs love me. Dogwood, MO (Ozarks) is another special place. My g.grandparents are buried there. Very hilly, winding roads with dense wooded areas. Farms. A tough place. All places are tough, but this wasn't Nebraska. Kansas. Cowboys and cowgirls. Oakley, KS. Annie and Bob Dole came from another tough love place. But its a dry heat. I was happy to leave Kansas. After Lawrence the state flattens a bit. I would love to fly back there and see their museum. What a rich history that state has. You want a cow pretty bad when you make your fence post out of stone. Lost a few bucks in Black Hawk, CO. I didn't know you could gamble in that state. Spent two nights at 9320 feet. Altitude sickness. Headache. What's good about it? Beer stayed cold because the ice didn't melt as fast. Coffee pot boiled at a less temp. Barb Gore McCleary ('67) showed up in her truck after riding 300 miles on the back of a motorcycle that morning on some fun run for Vets. Not surprising at all. Barb has moxie and is still as beautiful as ever. She visited us for a couple of hours. I offered her some sardines and one of my pickled eggs but she declined. A darling woman. I could not believe UT. I was seeing red for miles and miles. The river was red. The National parks folks had painted the garbage cans red. What a beautiful state. Hard core. Like looking at a state through bloodshot eyes. Arches National Park is incredible. I spent less that twenty four hours in Las Vegas and lost sixty bucks. Not bad huh? I thought I saw one of David River's ('65) hoods on one of those "We Pay Cash For Your Car" lots, but I may have been mistaken. When you get out of that town and you are not on a bus, you made some good choices in that town. It's good to be home. It's good to be an American. I hope I offended no one. Just wanted to mention what a great and most interesting country we have. -Rick Maddy ('67) ~ Huntington Beach, CA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Melissa Jenkins Heimbigner ('87) Talking about baseball when I was in school I use to go and sit and watch baseball practice... really I use too watch two guys that I grew up with and was close to; Ron Muse and Jack Story ('85). In my young days they were good... we have all grown apart but I sure do wish them good in life now. -Melissa Jenkins Heimbigner ('87) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/27/03 MARS -- after 9pm tonight - closest to earth in about a gazillion years. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers and 1 GUEST BOOK entry: Curt Donahue ('53), John Browne, Jr. ('61) Gary Behymer ('64), Jeff Michael ('65) Marcia Wade ('67), Jennifer Hanigan ('93) Marijke Kempees-Cook (GUEST BOOK entry) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBERS' ANNIVERSARY Today: Ron Holman ('56) & Leslie Swanson Holeman ('59) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Curt Donahue ('53) To: Rick Maddy ('67) Enjoyed your account of your travels. We do have an amazing country. -Curt Donahue ('53) ~ Federal Way. WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: John Browne, Jr. ('61) Re: Travelin' man- my hat's off To: Rick Maddy ('67) Your travelogue was a delight- thoughtful musing, lofty conjecture & down to earth observations worth reading over. thanks. (..& next time you're up Chesaw way, remember me to Ron &/or Judy Hyde, & get the latest count on the '48 fastbacks littering their place...) ^..^ -JHBrowne, Jr. ('61) ~ Vashon Island, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gary Behymer ('64) Re: CREHST Exhibits -Gary Behymer ('64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jeff Michael ('65) To: Rick Maddy ('67) Totally enjoyed your trip synopsis and agree with most of your opinions, having been to a lot of the same places. It's really cool that you got to visit all those old relatives' resting places. Living in San Diego and making frequent trips up the coast to Newport Beach and Seal Beach as well as a few gigs in Huntington are's a pretty fine place to live. I'll miss that stretch of coastline when I'm back in Richland. But then, I'll enjoy cheaper license plates and cleaner air. -DJ Jeff Michael ('65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Marcia Wade Hausenbuiller ('67) Re: Travels--from Rick Maddy ('67) Ricky, Sorry, I think you'll always be Ricky and not Rick to me. So good to hear from you and learn about your wanderings--I'd been thinking about you just the other day and wondering where you were in your travels and if we were going to get to enjoy them vicariously! Thanks for sharing! I have to agree with you regarding the flag issue. We have a few in Bomberville who feel they must advertise where they came from (and I feel too, should go back to). Good to know some one else feels the same way I do. Maybe it's our '67ness???? There was one house on Goethals, (used to be Duane, dontcha know), that flew a Canadian flag for a long time. Made me want to scream every time I headed to the grocery store and saw it. Then I decided that the only 'healthy' way for me to look at it was "well gee, isn't it great that we live in a country that's free enough to let idiots like that advertise their ignorance!" Helped my blood pressure a lot to consider it in that light, but I still caught myself in weaker moments wanting to stop and rip the darned thing down! Good to know you're back safe and sound. And the chigger stories made me giggle a bit. The last family vacation my folks and I took together in '67, was to MO. to visit my mom's family--brothers, Mom and I came back clear skinned and unscathed, but my dad was chiggered from head to toe. Some have the innate sweetness to attract the little buggers and others just don't it seems. Or is it orneriness that attracts them? Thanks again for sharing your adventures on the road... it was worth the wait! -Marcia Wade Hausenbuiller ('67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jennifer Hanigan Diebel Moore ('93) Melissa Jenkins Heimbigner's ('87) blurb about watching two guys play baseball reminded me of the year I kept score for my little sis' softball team. I mean, I love my sister, but it was the umpire I was watching! -Jennifer Hanigan Diebel Moore ('93) ******************************************** ******************************************** From the GUEST BOOK (NOT a Sandstorm reader!!!) >>From: Marijke Kempees-Cook Date: Mon Aug 4 02:37:41 2003 Re: looking for someone I am trying to locate a woman, JoAnne (was married to a Van Ness at one time) and worked for a while at Covention & Visotors Bureau in Corvallis, OR. She was active in ballet and wanted to be a professional ballerina. She might be around 48-50 now. If you have any idea who I might mean please e=mail me. I would like to be in touch with her. Thank you. -Marijke Kempees-Cook *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/28/03 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers and 1 Bomber's Friend: Janice Woods ('60wb), Patti Jones ('60) Ann Coffman ('66), Lehua Kane (Friend of Jim Mattis ('68) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dave Henderson ('60WB) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Patsy Noble Eichner ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gary Behymer ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim Felder ('67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Janice Woods Ehrke ('60WB) Hi Bombers! Have enjoyed reading all of the travels taken by Bombers around the Country. We too, are leaving shortly for a trip across country, starting from California, heading for Yellowstone first, then Custer territory, Black Hills, Mt. Rushmore, South Dakota, Minnesota, culminating in New York, embarking from NYC on a cruise to Hallifax, and points North, back to NYC, and home again. Plan to be gone approx two months, basically traveling Hwy 70 and 90. Would love to hear about points of interest along either of those routes plus restaurants! Any rare finds and ruminations would be greatly appreciated. Leaving Sept 11 (WHAT!!!) with another couple. Will be home just in time to turn around and head for Wyoming to hunt, got drawn again for deer... just lucky I guess...... -Janice Woods Ehrke ('60WB) ~ from beautiful downtown Woodland, CA home of Tony's (Jimmy BuffeTT Land (thanks for the correction, Maren, I just can't slip anything past you) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) To: Rick Maddy ('67) Re: Trip across the United States When I started reading your Sandstorm entry this morning I was scanning not really paying much attention. The further your story got into your trip I re-read some of what I scanned. My interest became stronger and stronger. When you story was telling about the trip through Tennessee and Missouri I was totally captivated. I have relatives that came from Murfreesboro, TN. I have looked on many maps a long time ago trying to find the town, couldn't find it. A lady I have known not to long knows where Murfreesboro is, so between the two of you I have now confirmed it is there. My parents moved our family from Koshkonong, MO, Ozark country (where I was born) to Richland in 1944. Your travels through Missouri definitely captivated me. Have not had the time to take out the map to look at all of the towns you spoke of in Missouri but I will. Dogwood is familiar to me. I have relatives in the Springfield area as well as in different parts of Missouri. Mom came from a family of five and dad from a family of 13 so I am sure there are a thousand cousins I don't know. Many of them still in those parts probably. I have compiled some of my family's genealogy for retirement time to record it all. Who knows you might be one of those links to the family? What a wonderful trip for you. Really appreciate you writing your story in the Sandstorm. Re: 1st time Grandma my sister, Nina Jones Rowe ('65) is a first time Grandma. Nina asked that I do a Sandstorm entry for all her Bomber friends to know that her daughter, Debi Hoffman delivered Jessika at 8:11pm August 26, 2003. Jessika weighed in at 8 Lbs. 1 oz., 22 inches long. Looks like Jessika has got a good start of having long legs like most of the Jones family being as she is 22 inches long. Grandma Nina is thrilled that little Jessika is listening to her already. Nina and her husband Fred leave on a two week trip to Ireland this week-end. The trip to Ireland was planned and paid for before it was announced that little Jessika would be arriving. Nina has been telling little Jessika all through the pregnancy that she had to be born before she leaves on her trip. Gratefully Jessika responded. Even arrived in enough time that Nina can spend lots of time with mommy and baby before her trip. Nina will be ready to take over the second shift to help mommy and baby when she arrives back in the States from Ireland. Bombers Have Fun -Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ann Coffman ('66) (TYGA) Games & Puzzles: Atomic Bomb. A.C. Gilbert Co. skill game. Enclosed box w/glass top. Illus. of map of Japan showing a large bomb heading towards it and two holes with "Hiroshima" and "Nagasaki" with two "jumping beans" that can fit into the holes. Circa early 1940s. $78.40 Click for the link sent by Ann about this "toy". It's not P.C.; it's not entirely accurately dated (1945 or after, unless someone in the world of toy manufacturing had advance knowledge of defense plans); but someone's gotta want to own this... -Ann Coffman ('66) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Lehua Kane Re: Jim Mattis Aloha, I am a friend of Jim's and happened to come across this Website. Very nice. He is a special man and deserves any and all recognition and appreciation. Best Regards, Lehua Kane (NOT a Sandstorm recipient) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/29/03 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Today's Stuff from Maren ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Maren Smyth OK, I drove down to Richland yesterday for a '64 in '04 Reunion Planning meeting... sooooo, all entries that came in today, will be in tomorrow's Sandstorm... in the meantime... Re: I need some Bomber help I think people don't realize how many websites I maintain until I admit that I just can't do all this alone. NEEDED: Bomber Webmasters and/or Bomber Webmaster Helpers (No experience necessary at the "Helper" level) Class of 1950 Home Page ~~~ Class of 1951 Home Page Class of 1954 Home Page ~~~ Class of 1956 Home Page Class of 1957 Home Page ~~~ Class of 1966 Home Page Class of 1967 Home Page ~~~ Class of 1976 Home Page Class of 1977 Home Page ~~~ Class of 1978 Home Page Class of 1981 Home Page ~~~ Class of 1986 Home Page Class of 1987 Home Page ~~~ Class of 1988 Home Page Class of 1989 Home Page ~~~ Class of 1991 Home Page Class of 1993 Home Page ~~~ Class of 1999 Home Page Class of 2000 Home Page ~~~ Class of 2001 Home Page Class of 2002 Home Page ~~~ Class of 2003 Home Page Class of 2004 Home Page (ALMOST) NEEDED: Bomber WEBMASTERS The Gallery All Lunches All.Sports Club.40 FuneralNotices R2K All Bomber ReunionS THE.SANDBOX Another way to look at this is that AFTER I get a Webmaster/Webmaster Helper for ALL the above sites, here's what I'll have remaining: Classes of '63 and '64 (of course) Alumni Sandstorm (of course) All Bomber Alumni Links (of course) (OF COURSE) PLUS RHS 1911 thru 1941 Class of '42 Home Page Class of '43 Home Page Class of '44 Home Page Class of '45 Home Page Hanford.Houses Good luck and Bomber cheers, Maren Smyth (classes of '63 & '64) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/30/03 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 11 Bombers, 1 Bomber Mom, and 1 funeral notice toady: Dick McCoy ('45), Norma Loescher ('53) Carol Bishop ('57), Helen Cross ('62) Bill Scott ('64), David Rivers ('65) Jeff Michael ('65), Peggy Jones ('67) Rick Maddy ('67), Betti Avant ('69) Kerry Steichen ('74), Wanda Janos (Bomber Mom) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Yesterday: Bonnie Webb Roe ('59) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Yesterday: Anita Fravala Griffin ('73) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Yesterday: Brenda Belcher Ripplinger ('76) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Yesterday: Kristi Strege ('00) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kathy Hoff Conrad ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Patty O'Neil Lopez ('65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dick McCoy ('45) Re: Sixty years As this summer winds down, I am reminded that it was sixty years ago on the 13th of this month that our family moved to Richland. Our address was 10R "A" St. (1324 Thayer Dr.) The inside of our block was without trees or anything else but a couple of fenced in kiddy playgrounds. From our backyard I could look to the court on the East, where Bobby Snapp, from Virginia, lived in an "A" house. To the West, in another court, lived Hoosierland Wally (Tyrone Power) Everson and his brother Butch. In the far SE corner of the block was the home of Craig (Eyelashes) Meier, from D.C., and at the North end were a couple of blondes, Barbara and Doris Lodge, cuties from Minnesota. In several weeks we all met at the corner of Symons and McPherson to catch our school bus downtown. Joining us were kids from blocks North and West of us such as John Forsberg, also from Minnesota, Helen and Ruth Garrison, Oklahomans both, and Joe (Ladies man) Busby, from nowhere. We were all well scrubbed scholars, decked out in new duds. The boys in long-sleeved cowboy type shirts, yellow cords or sun-tans, and oxblood shoes, well shined. The girls wore white and pastel blouses buttoned up at the throat, calf-length pleated skirts, and saddle shoes. The gals always carried books, even on the first day of school. Who were those people? Why no grad year? Because they would all move away in 18 months or less. Such was the tenuous nature of friendship in those long ago days of early Hanford. -Dick McCoy, From the Tin Can Class of '45 Go Club 40!!! One week to sign up. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Norma Loescher Boswell (53) Re: Invitation to William Witherup's Poetry Reading You are cordially invited to attend a poetry reading by Bill Witherup ('53), Saturday afternoon, September 6, 2-4 P.M. in the Activity Room of the Community Center in Richland (south end of Howard Amon Park). Bill grew up in the Tri-Cities and is author of nine books of poetry and poetry in translation; co-editor of the anthology Words from the House of the Dead: Writings from Soledad Prison, edited by Joseph Bruchac and William Witherup (there is a copy of this listed on the web for $350); contributing editor to Atomic Ghost: Poets Respond to the Nuclear Age, edited with John Bradley; and Learning To Glow: A Nuclear Reader, also with John Bradley. Bill's papers and books are in the Twentieth Century Authors holdings at Special Collections and Manuscript Archives, University of Washington. He will be reading from Down Wind, Down River: New and Selected Poems, which is offered for purchase at $15.00. Bill is attending his 50th Class Reunion held together with Club 40 Sept. 5-7, and the sale of his book helps finance the trip. Donations will be accepted at the reading, or just buy a book. Bomber cheers, -Norma Loescher Boswell ('53) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Carol Bishop Horne ('57) To: Ann Coffman ('66) Are you related to Fred and Bill?? -Carol Bishop Horne ('57) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) Greetings from Billings, MT where I am staying with friends from my UW graduate school days. We've had great weather in Billings with breezes, no humidity and shade from big trees in my friend's back yard which I enjoyed yesterday. But I have to say my drive here across Northern Idaho was magnificent. Some of the scenery was so beautiful, almost as great as that Northern Highway across from Twisp to upper Western Washington, I think it's called the North Cross Hiway. [Helen, try North Cascades Highway. -Maren] I want to thank Sue Elliott Homan ('62) and Tom Homan for hosting me again in their lovely spot of the world in Hayden, ID. Sue and I had a great time remembering fun days from Col Hi, CUP church, CBC, WSU, and now PEO!! And I also had a brief but great visit with Larry and Lorrainne Riggs on my short sojourn to the Tri-Cities. To: Janice Woods Ehrke ('60WB) Re: Your upcoming trip I'd say you will want to go to Cody, WY to see the new and fabulous Wild Bill and Annie Oakley museum. Your trip sounds so interesting. My husband and I stayed in Virginia City, MT in an old historic hotel a few years ago and that was neat. The scenery will be wonderful. I hate to be leaving the west, I think in my heart I am looking for another place on a little lake further west than we now live, but so far I haven't found it. -Helen Cross Kirk ('62) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bill Scott ('64) Dear Maren and Gary, You bet, please add our email address to the Bomber Alumni list. We're looking forward to reading the Alumni Sandstorm. Most of my good memories of high school revolve around Bomber basketball. I remember my junior year when the Bombers beat Ellensburg at District Playoffs, 103-58. And I remember the Bombers going to state every year - and finishing third every year. I remember the '63 Bombers averaged 84 points per game, the '64 team 79.5. I remember the little permanent playland that used to exist back in the '50s next to Tastee-Freeze, with its miniature train ride and carousel. I loved our E-house at the corner of Jadwin and Symons (I think it was Symons), and the way every year at Christmas we'd turn on the tree early in the morning and open the curtains so the people standing across the street in the freezing darkness waiting for the bus to the area would have something cheery to look at. I remember suffering through those long hot Richland summers with no air conditioning, trying to sleep at night, the terrific wind storms, yes, riding through the mosquito fogger (why am I still living?), peaceful and quiet early summer mornings as I delivered newspapers (the long-gone Columbia Basin News), going to the old Navy swimming pool at the Pasco airport before Richland's pool was built, the northern edge of Richland being the Bauer-Day houses, the old drive-in theater that used to sit about where the 7-11 is now on north GWWay. I could go on, but time does not permit. Sentimental fool that I am, I'll probably come up with some more later. Quiz time: Who remembers The Purple Panda? -Bill Scott ('64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: David Rivers ('65) Well, I managed to miss Mr. Behymer's ('64) Birthday. The guy who knows where ANYTHING Bomber can be found and the guy who is never too busy or too tired to quote me the grain prices at the drop of a hat... But I ain't missing this Bomber Babe's birthday fer nuttin' honey! She was like the first "older" girl I met at Col-Hi... yup... even before you, my dear Darlene ('64)... I've mentioned it before and the memory is as strong today as it was approximately 41 years ago... There we all were, standing in the hallway that ran along the front of the school before they tore it all down around my class' ears during our Sr. year. There was electricity in the air that day as she called out "Riiiiiiiiickyyyyyyy" ('65) ... again... I will always count my lucky stars for Charlie Warford ('61)... so she called Rick over and naturally the rest of us followed... we were all introduced as I tripped over my tongue... slobbering all over the place... (took me a long time to be house broke around girls) and saying really cool stuff like... "uh huh" "'magine"... 'fer sher, fer sher" It may have been in vogue in other years for the Jr. girls to troll for younger boys but all I know is that year it was the thing for the Jr. girls to have a pet boy from the class of '65... and that was the day I met this Queen of the Bomber- babes... HAPPY BIRTHDAY KATHY CONRAD HOFF ('64)!!!!!!!! -David Rivers ('65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jeff Michael ('65) Nina Jones Rowe (65) Congratulations! Welcome to the club. I have three grands kids via blood and two via marriage. My oldest grandson (blood) is now physically capable of making me a GREAT grand-daddy (PLEASE LORD, not yet!!) Also, enjoy the trip... but the kids are SOOOO much more joyful. To: Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) and Rick Maddy ('67) I had exactly the same experience scanning, then reading the travel notes. Rick, ever consider writing professionally? You really have a knack for sucking people in! Bye the bye, back in the day when I was in the broadcast equipment manufacturing business, we sold three radio audio consoles to a radio engineer based in Murfreesboro. I actually met the fellow at an NAB Show, Vegas or Dallas. Maybe he's in your family tree, too. And FINALLY, guys and gals... What is up with this "SoBig" thing in my email??!!! I, usually get 75-100 emails a day... 80% trash. I'm getting 200 and 300 and growing bigger!!! And it's the same crap, recycled oodles of times with "RE" and a stupid attachment (that I NEVER open). Am I the only one about to fling open my penthouse office window and yell "#@@#$%^&&*%$# and I'm NOT GOING TO TAKE IT ANYMORE!!".??? DJ Jeff Michael ('65) ~ (Be in Bomberville by 10 Sep) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ {You are absolutely NOT the only one, Jeff! I've heard from quite a few Bombers about this SoBig thing and I'm getting entirely too comfortable with my DELETE button... and keep hoping I'm not accidently deleting something that I meant to keep for the Sandstorm! I saw on KOMO tv (Seattle) news tonight that they arrested an 18 year old for releasing a Blaster worm and wondered if it was the same as the SoBig thing... I always wonder WHERE are this kid's PARENTS? -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Peggy Jones Snow ('67) To: Janice Woods Ehrke ('60WB) Janice, I read with interest your plans for a trip east, through Yellowstone, etc. If you have never been to Cody, WY, you should try to spend at least an afternoon there. You can go out the east gate of Jellystone and drop right into Cody. They have an absolutely wonderful museum there. It actually is made up of five collections all of which are worthwhile. There is a great collection of western art, a Plains Indians display, a Wild Bill Cody display, a documents archive, and a fabulous pistol and rifle collection (over 1000 pieces on the floor and over 1500 in the working collection) put together by Colt. Judging by your plans to hunt in WY, this last collection may be of interest to you. I am not a shooter but found even the firearms collection fascinating. A ticket is about $10.00 but is good for two successive days. Another spot in Wyoming we liked is Thermopolis... maybe the spot to visit after your hunt! Thermopolis boasts that it has the largest natural mineral hot springs in the world. I'm not sure about that claim but the hot springs are very large and there and several bath houses where one can soak either quietly (sans children) or more vigorously. To: Rick Maddy ('67) Rick, I enjoyed reading about all the places you visited during your cross-country trip and tried not to feel too badly that you chose Colorado to cross rather than New Mexico. After all, Colorado merely has mountains; New Mexico has mountains and deserts. They don't call this place 'Enchanting New Mexico' for nothing. When is your next trip? -Peggy Jones Snow ('67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Rick Maddy ('67) Re: It's A Family Affair Thanks to all for your comments. I appreciate all of them very much. Good or bad. Just the fact you acknowledge I'm alive is comforting. To: Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) Thanks Patti. When you mention -- Who knows you might be one of those links to the family? -- would not surprise me a bit. I have always enjoyed history. Puts a huge interesting twist in it when you know your family history. I cannot begin to tell you how many times folks have told me how they cannot go back past their own grandfather. They think they have Swede in them because of the milk white blonde hair, a little German because they remember the postman calling grandma Frauline, possibly Irish because of the bright red tan line, or British because everyone calls a glass a pint at their home and a small amount of Cherokee Indian, of course. Other than that, not much is known. I view myself as very fortunate. Enjoying history most certainly helps. When I started finding cousins that studied family on both sides, I scored a compilation of work I did not need to do myself. Nevertheless, also left a lot of work undone. Lucky... being only a construct and no such thing as, I still felt lucky on the score. But genealogy is not for everyone. When it came to the history of family my father would only grunt and say he thinks she/he was a cousin. He really had zero interest in it. My father had more pressing issues, like how he was going to afford feeding me when I was fourteen. As it stands now I have my father's family back to Dorstone, Herefordshire England (1535) and coming to America in 1740. My mother's to g.g.g.g.g.grandparents, David Burks (wife was Lucy Dunstun), born in Virginia in 1777. I love Lucy is a lot older than originally thought. Three graveyards were my primary reason for this last trip back. And simply to see where I had come from. Now when I read history of America I can smell the air, hear the incessant cicada, scratch the itch, feel the heat, slap the bug, curse the humidity and have a sense of how simple my life truly is sitting on a SoCal beach. I am sure that sounds a bit much to many. Some say useless. Some say get a job, Maddy. And when I was at my grandfather's grave that had been wounded in the Civil War, I stand above him and I can hear the yelling, the musketry firing, the smell of powder in the air, the cries of suffering. One of the few good things about PTSD that I carried back from the Vietnam War I believe. As corny as that sounds, it sure makes my life more interesting to me. Particularly when I get to stand next to and talk to gramps. He made me feel better about my situation. I hope you have the time to go back into that part of the country and take a good look. Life is short and a trip through the South can brighten what one has left. Sincerely, -Rick Maddy ('67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Betti Avant ('69) Re: back again I'm back up again I hope. My outlook express went "bonkers" last week and I have been reading the Sandstorm on line. As I recall last week someone commented on Richland's Little League wearing brown jerseys. I, too thought they were brown, until their game with Saugus. MA and they showed the team color as maroon. I knew my eyes were getting old, but I don't think I am color blind. -Betti Avant ('69) ~ Goodland, KS - where it is only supposed to be in the 70s this weekend... have a good Labor Day weekend everyone ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Kerry A. Steichen ('74) Re: The annual Labor Day Flea Market in Packwood, WA This event has booths from one end to the other and lasts from sunup to sundown. There is a auction on Saturday and Sunday. Lots of things that everyone needs. Located on HW12 just out of White Pass. -Kerry A. Steichen ('74) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Wanda Janos (Bomber Mom) Hooray for Jim Mattis ('68)... Great young man... his mother agrees with me... we both work at CREHST Museum so she tells us about his whereabouts. -Wanda Janos (Bomber Mom) ******************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Funeral Notice scanned from the TCHerald by Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) >>Carin Nicholson Wilson ('57) ~ 4/2/39 - 8/20/03 *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/31/03 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff: Betty Neal ('62), Ed Quigley ('62) Gary Setbacken ('64), Linda Reining ('64) Jeff Michael ('65), Rick Maddy ('67) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER LUNCHES 'n stuff (in order of appearance) Sept 5-6-7 ~ Club 40, Classes of '53 and '58 Reunions 09/13 Portland/Vancouver Lunch 09/14 Puget Sound Lunch More information: Click the lunch you want to know about. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Betty Neal Brinkman ('62) To: Janice Woods Ehrke ('60WB) When you are in Halifax there is a wonderful restaurant right in the city centre called "The Five Fishermen". I hope you have time for a lunch or dinner there. The food there is outstanding. We go to Halifax a couple of times a year and eating there is a must. There is an area of Historic Properties in downtown that is interesting. I would recommend a city bus tour if you can afford the time. It is well worth it as you can see so much in just a couple of hours. Halifax is probably my favourite Canadian city to visit. Enjoy your trip! -Betty Neal Brinkman ('62) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ed Quigley ('62) To: Jeff Michael ('65). . . and the rest of you suffering from the "SoBig" thing, I have only one thing to say: MACINTOSH!! :) -Ed Quigley ('62) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gary Setbacken ('64) To: Bill Scott ('64) Re: Quiz time: Who remembers The Purple Panda? The Purple Panda was a car. See you at the 40th. -Gary Setbacken ('64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda Reining ('64) To: Rick Maddy ('67) Re: Ancestry Both my maternal grandparents are 100% Norwegian. My grandmother traced her roots all the way back to Leif Erickson (course, am sure most Norwegians lay claim to that fact)... she researched her family's original name (Lauritzen) and gave each of her 7 grandchildren a copy. It was very interesting to read and learn about all the relatives in Norway that we never knew. We also learned why they left Norway (for a chance to own and farm their own lands) when they arrived in America, they were asked their last name, and since they were "Americans", my great-grandfather said, "Larsen". They knew they were going to settle in Minnesota, and there were way too many Lauritzens in that state by then. My maternal grandfather came over at the age of 2 and we found his name on the archives of Ellis Island. It was so interesting to actually see his name on the roster... so neat to learn about all this stuff... he died when I was 5, so I was way too young to ask questions... course, not much he would have been able to tell, but am sure his family could have filled in the gaps. His "real" last name was Dahl, but they changed it to Bue... none of us knows how they got that... none of them are here to tell us! It would be real interesting to know that little fact, especially since Dahl was much easier to pronounce than Bue!!!!!! Most people say, "Buee", but it is pronounced with a long "u" and the "e" is silent. When we would go to Minnesota to visit the extended cousins, we would always find the graveyards and read the headstones... so much history on them. My dad's father was German and his mother was French... he was never interested in finding out things about his ancestry, but I have surfed the web and found lots of stuff on the name, Reining, though I haven't pursued any of it... quite a few of them in New York (he was born and raised there), Indiana, Illinois, and even a few in Kansas. -Linda Reining ('64) ~ Bakersfield, CA - we are enjoying cooler temps (low 90s) and very low humidity (24%)... still anxious for winter! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jeff Michael ('65) Attn: Maren... Thanks for the note on the "So-Big" thing. I also have that delete key going... in fact I dump ten at a time to "Trash" then wonder if I missed something. For you and others that wish to contact me via email. The Black Tie website stays with the new company owners. Bye the bye, Maren, you work way tooo much. I hope you find some help. Maybe check w/D. Rivers... he seems to have lots of time on his hands. Attn Travelers: It's a known fact that 90% of the population of Wyoming lives within one hundred miles of a state border. What's up with that? Been through there many times, driving to/from Boulder, CO where I lived about 20 years. Now, admittedly, the same fact is true for New Jersey, and a few other states... but it's just not the same. -DJ Jeff Michael ('65) ~ Less than a fortnight from Bomberville. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Rick Maddy ('67) Re: Writing for a living is... work To: Jeff Michael ('65) Re: You really have a knack for sucking people in! That's what the last wife said, Jeff. Thanks for reading at least some of it and for the compliment too. My father long ago told me to never write anything down because it leaves a record. I think he was just politely verifying the old saying (paraphrased) "It is better to be silent than open your mouth and remove all doubt." In the past Maren has nixed some of my posts in a last ditch effort, I suspect, to salvage at least some of my psyche or dignity, which ever comes first. She is a fine editor also. One time she wrote me about not posting my diatribe because, not necessarily to my surprise, there were Christians in here. What I write I call disorganized banter with all rules of our language tossed out - because I don't recall them. Maren has very good organizational skills. I didn't realize that was a paragraph. The Sandstorm is a very interesting place. It is a lot of fun being part of such a family. The internet affords us to be able to be anything we want, fat or thin, particularly within email or posting boards at other locations. For example, I used to enter into a posting board (USENET) called Seattle.eats. Very interesting board. Chefs and ordinary folks talking about fine dining in Seattle and their favorite dinner spot, recipes and such. I learned quite a bit and went to some good restaurants that are now closed. In the newsgroup I was "Dough Boy" and would talk about where my favorite Denny's location was and other topics that had nothing to do with food or Seattle. Too fun! That rule does not apply in the Sandstorm. Too many people actually know us in here. Nevertheless, many times the black dog was actually brown with white spots. And I never mind being corrected for the record. Thanks for listening. lol To: Peggy Jones Snow ('67) Re: I enjoyed reading about all the places you visited and tried not to feel too badly that you chose Colorado to cross rather than New Mexico. I was just trying to cool off, Peggy. I didn't think 10,000 feet would help as much in NM vs. CO. Maybe I was mistaken. I'm still looking forward to you and Ron showing me around town :-) -Rick Maddy ('67) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for the month. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` July, 2003 ~ September, 2003