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15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 ******************************************** ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/01/03 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Patti Jones ('60), Ed Quigley ('62) Gary Christian ('67) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Cathy Rice Roe ('77) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) To: Jeff Michaels ('65) I agree with you, Rick Maddy ('67) should be a writer. Especially about travel. Being a great grandpa couldn't be so bad? It won't be long before that can happen to me. Hopefully all my four teenage grand children will finish college first. I certainly wouldn't want to go through what my sister Nina Jones Rowe ('65) is, being it is her first grandchild, leaving for Ireland when you know she wants to be here. Maybe she will discover some history of our Irish part of the family? That would be great. Getting her to write into the Sandstorm for the first time about her grand child and her trip to Ireland would also be wonderful. Nina said before she "left that she didn't know how". I told her I would teach her. So sis have a wonderful trip. To: Rick Maddy ('67) Re: Genealogy and the south - Cherokee Indian One of the reasons I came back to Washington State in 1984 was to be in a place that is rich in Native American culture. Wanted to delve more into the Cherokee Indian part of my family. By learning more about the Natives Americans I thought it would lead me into understanding about being part Cherokee. My Uncle Jim Boak who moved to Richland in the 1940s (do not know what year) would talk about our family being part Cherokee when I was young. Other relatives in Richland did also. When Missouri relatives came to visit it always seemed to be a hush, hush subject. There always seemed to be something missing in who I really am if something had to be hidden in the family. Because of my years of doing awareness training I had to find that missing link. A lot of what I have just written about also led me into more of my interest into genealogy. The biggest problem was that the family members who had the knowledge were dying. My mother Norma Jones is 83 years old and will talk family history when I can get her to talk about it. At 48 years old I started back to school at Tacoma Community to finish my degree. A Native America class was offered. "What an opportunity" I thought to myself. The class was taught by a lady who was from England. She had lived three years with the Iroquois. Moved to Washington State where she finished her Doctorate at the University of Washington. Her lectures from the first day as she said would happen, was to tell the true story about what happened to the Native Americans. When the class began into the Cherokee Indians it explained everything I wanted to know about the Cherokee part of my family history. When the Cherokee Indians we're rounded up in 1839 by the Frontiers Men and pushed into Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri and Arkansas much of the Cherokee history was lost. This to this day is called the "Trail of Tears". The Cherokees have done tremendous work to recover the culture so it can be handed down through the generations again. I have traced my G.G.G.Grandmother on my mother's side back to the Trail of Tears. From there it will be interesting to find out if I can put her mother into the genealogy. With the help of the Cherokee nation I may be able to. I have looked for a family member who has already done some or a lot of our genealogy. Found a cousin but he was working on his wife's side at the time. Hopefully he will contact me soon that he has done more work on our family. Maybe time will permit soon to start putting my family genealogy on disks. Yes, I want to take a trip like you did to discover much more. Murfreesboro would be one of the parts of the trip. Koshkonong where I was born has an all town reunion every three years which I would like to attend also. Keep writing your good stuff Rick. Bombers Have Fun -Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) ~ Browns Point, WA - where the weather has been absolutely beautiful through the past few weeks. Even the sky stayed clear so we could watch Mars. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ed Quigley ('62) To: Janice Woods Ehrke (60WB) Halifax is indeed a beautiful city; I lived there from September '67-July of '69, while taking graduate classes at Dalhousie U. As pretty as the town was, I found the true beauty of Nova Scotia to be in the outlying areas. My favorite place was a little artists' colony called Duncan's Cove, about a 25-40 minute drive. . .Wow, I JUST found out how time can warp the memory! According to Mapquest, it's about a 3 hour drive out to Duncan's cove from Halifax, and I don't think it was THAT far, so it may have been Peggy's cove, which, when I look at the map, seems about right. Anyway, the place I went to, and spent many hours at, was an old abandoned army (navy?) citadel, perched right on the edge of the Atlantic, with a light house about 2 football fields away, with a mind-numbing fog horn. I used to think the one's here in the Puget Sound area were loud, but let me tell you, they don't hold a candle to a "real" fog horn! And if you've got the time, you really should take a drive out to the Annapolis Valley area, and then check out the Bay of Fundy, home of the world's highest tides. It really is a wild and wooly shoreline, and when I was back there, I loved exploring the area, and the little seaside cottages and towns. I hope you have a great time, Janice! To: Betty Neal Brinkman ('62) Back then, Betty, you could walk down to the docks (and I know that the area has changed incredibly!) and buy fresh lobster from the fisherman for $1 a pound!! And the waterfront area was where all the "po' folk" lived. Have you guys taken the opportunity to walk around Point Pleasant? Man, you guys have brought back a lot of really nice memories! -Ed Quigley ('62) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gary Christian ('67) Re: announcement Jimmy Buffett alert! Seems Jimmy Buffett will be visiting our beautiful city of Vancouver, WA. Jimmy will be playing our new Clark County amphitheater on Thursday, September 18. Tickets are $37.00 for general admission and $78.00 for reserved seating. The new amphitheater is drawing other well known entertainers too including ZZ Top, Chicago, Def Leppard and James Taylor. Welcome to the big time Vancouver! -Gary Christian ('67) ~ In Vancouver, WA - where the sun just continues to shine. (Go Figure!) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/02/03 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 9 Bombers sent stuff: Roberta Hill ('49), Betty King ('53) Janice Woods ('60WB), Mike Lewis ('60) Carol Converse ('64), Dennis Hammer ('64) Gary Behymer ('64), Jeff Michael ('65) John Wingfield ('66) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Linda Lester Rutkowski ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gordon Mumford ('72) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Roberta Hill Karcher ('49) Re: Las Vegas Luncheon Several of the Las Vegas group are going to the Club 40 reunion, so the September Luncheon will be at the Timbers Flamingo and Durango. September 20, 12:00 noon Look for green and gold balloons. See you at Club 40. -Roberta Hill Karcher ('49) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Betty King Moody ('53) Re: Trail of Tears I have really enjoyed reading the stories about the Cherokees and Missouri. A lot of my people are from Missouri. I too have been researching them. My Mother's and Father's family.... both families' ancestors have the Indian line... both had families on the trail of tears. In my search on my Father's side, we belong to the Saponie Nation. My Mother - living in Richland - kept to herself... she was dark skin and no one talked much about her... she died in the late forties in Richland. Since then I have found where her family was buried. It's called Irondale, Missouri... a big Indian burial grounds... and that's where I hope to find some more information about her grandfather buried there. If anyone out their would like to exchange information, [my email address is at the top of this Sandstorm entry]. -Betty King Moody ('53) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Janice Woods Ehrke ('60WB) To: Betty Neal Brinkman ('62) Thanks for the info on Halifax... my mouth is watering already. Also, the bus tour, good idea! I appreciate the help. To: Ed Quigley ('62) Thanks for the info on Halifax... lots of food for thought! -Janice Woods Ehrke ('60WB) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Lewis ('60) To: Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) and Rick Maddy ('67) Re: Cherokee lineage You probably saw these links: http://www.cherokeeheritage.org/gen_links.html http://cherokeeeldersociety.org/ My father, Gus Lewis, was from Arkansas, and he was part Cherokee. He spoke often of it and told me stories (fox stories mostly). Aunt Oleta Cowan [lived next door to this editor. -Maren] keeps pictures and mementos of the Trail of Tears. I have a valuable affinity for native American culture because of that trace on ancestry. There are few Cherokee people here in Seattle but they are recognized by Duwamish and other tribes. A neighbor brought me whale meat one time. -Mike Lewis ('60) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Carol Converse Maurer ('64) To: Rick Maddy ('67) I, too, love genealogy!! I've worked years, off and on, on my research. My family has become more alive with each discovery. Nothing like it. AND, like you said, to stand over a grave site, that person becomes alive once again in our minds and hearts. I can't wait to see them again on the other side. To find out more about them. I've been very fortunate that I've had so much information given to me, plus relatives that have done so much research before me. This goes to say for both sides of my family. I have a complete history on my father's side though. I'm currently researching my English roots. I wonder if I'll get to my French roots. Funny, I grew up with the knowledge that I was PURE English. So proud of that I was. Well, before 1066, my relatives were in France. Little did I know. I'm thinking of joining the Winthrop Society. I could also join the D.A.R. There are times I long to live back East where my relatives began and most of my cousins still live. I've always thought it was sad that I'm the last of my line, being the only child that I am. There are only a couple male cousins to carry on the Converse name in my direct relatives. But, we'll live on in the hearts of our future descendants. -Carol Converse Maurer ('64) ~ Eureka, CA - our summer was fabulous and our fall is looking good so far ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dennis Hammer ('64) To: Rick Maddy ('67) et al Re: Civil War genealogy Recently found web site which is the best and easiest way I know of to find your civil war ancestors. It is the National Park Service Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System. http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/index.html It has over 5 million names in it, both Union and Confederate. Type in the information you have: first name, last name, state, Union or Confederate, and function (Infantry, Cavalry, etc.) If you are researching an unusual name, you might time in just the last name. If your ancestor served in two or more units, his name will appear for each unit. Also you can order forms for ordering copies of pension and service records, but I have not done that yet. Don't forget to use alternative spellings. One of my ancestors was Hays. Only two ways to spell that: Hays or Hayes, right? How about "Haise" and about four or five other weird ways. One census had my Wright ancestor as "Rite." You might try the middle name for the first name. Found someone on Internet few years ago told me an ancestor was listed on census under his middle name of Elijah. I didn't even know he had a middle name, much less went by it. I typed his middle name in and the proper state and got a hit. Will probably have to order service record and pension files if he applied to find out for sure. That will make six Civil War ancestors. Interesting of the six, five were from slave holding border states, three from Confederate states, yet they were all Yankees. So don't be too sure of the state you type in. Two of my families were originally from Tennessee, apparently living in Arkansas at the beginning of the Civil War. Father of one family served in a Missouri Union unit, father of the other in a Arkansas Union unit. Many border states had both Union and Confederate units. The son of the one in the Missouri unit served in two Pennsylvania units. Both families moved from Arkansas to the Missouri Ozarks, really only about 60 miles away in the middle of the Civil War. I don't know if they knew each other before, I suspect that they did, but they moved to adjoining farms. There were two marriages between the families, Including my 188th Pennsylvania Inf ancestor. The cemetery they are all buried in is on land from one of the farms, and I understand it not well kept up. I have seen some headstone photos and will have to visit it sometime, which you can damn sure bet will not be during chigger season. My two Kentucky Civil War ancestors; one is buried in Springfield, Illinois I understand, not too far from Abraham Lincoln, and the other in Lee's Summit about 50 to 100 feet (if I remember correctly, been 25 years) from Cole Younger. Re: chiggers I was sitting in Dr's office years ago reading a copy of the Smithsonian Magazine. Did not get to finish the article on chiggers, but it said that what they do is tunnel down and eat your skin, injecting a fluid to help them eat the skin. You don't feel the bite until they are already gone and what you get is actually an allergic reaction to the fluid. I suspect that the people who don't get chigger bites are bitten just as much as the rest of us, it is just that they are not allergic to it. I AM, and I also am sure am glad my parents decided to move out west soon after W.W.II. -Dennis Hammer ('64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gary Behymer ('64) It was fun, it was loud, it was 'Louie Louie'. From 6 year-olds to seniors, 754 guitarists pounded out "Louie Louie" on Sunday, August 24th, 2003, creating a roaring cacophony from the outfield of Cheney Stadium in Tacoma. Here are some of the notables that were there: Roger Fisher Formally with Heart Jerry Miller Moby Grape Nick Vigarino Blues guitarist Ned Neltner Jr. Cadillac Jim Valley Paul Revere & the Raiders Steve Pearson Heats Pat Hewitt Rangehoods John Hanford The Fabulous Wailers Buck Ormsby The Fabulous Wailers Barry Curtis The Kingsmen Mike Mitchell The Kingsmen Dick Gerber The Statics, Paul Revere & The Raiders Randy Bennett The Statics To: Harry Wilson ('64WB)... were you there? -Gary Behymer ('64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jeff Michael ('65) Re: I'd rather be a great Grandfather Attn: Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) Not so bad to be a great granddad, you say? Well, you're right, I try to be a great Granddad. But to be a Great Granddad? Well, easy for you to say... you're Class of '60! Ask Nina if she's ready to be a Great Grandma! At we agree about Rick Maddy ('67)... go Rick. -DJ Jeff Michael ('65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: John Wingfield ('66) Re: Time warp To: Ed Quigley ('62) Ed, That was the '60s and you were there. In those days all time was warped, curves along the road seemed to go on around forever and drives were a real treat and pleasure. It was just after you moved back from Nova Scotia that I moved down to be your neighbor at Salmon Beach. At that time I did not realize that you had just returned from Nova Scotia, but I remember you talking about it and a sense of a far away lament. And I recall one weekend when we drove over the mountings to Richland, we picked up Connie Engles and her sister and friend on Snoqualmie Pass and took them home. And on the way back to the Beach I remember stopping at Rye Grass rest area. It was night and we sat on a picnic table and looked up at the stars washing across the sky and for the first time in my life I had a deep feeling that we were sitting there on this planet, looking out as we were moving through space with many other planets, suns, constellations and meteors moving in concert. I'll always appreciate that memory with you Ed. Thanks. Aloha, -John Wingfield ('66) ~ from the slopes of Diamond Head where I'm recovering from slight injuries from surfing. It's good to be alive! *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/03/03 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 12 Bombers and 1 funeral notice today: Jim Jensen ('50), Marilyn DeVine ('52) Wynell Williams ('55) and Bob Williams ('57) Gus Keeney ('57), Ken Neal ('57) Donna Bowers ('63), Maren Smyth ('63 & '64) Jackie Hanson ('67), Pam Ehinger ('67) Vicki Schrecengost ('67), Peggy Hartnett ('72) ******************************************** ******************************************** 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: www.calsnet.net/All_Bombers Click the lunch you want to know about. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jim Jensen ('50) Re: Funeral Notices It's quite possible I missed it, but I don't recall seeing a notice concerning Dan Breard. Dan was a classmate, Class of 1950. The Tri-City Herald of August 21, 2003 carried a funeral notice which indicated Daniel A. Breard III passed away at Olympia, WA on August 16, 2003. The notice included no mention of Dan's life in Richland nor the fact that he graduated from Richland HS. [See funeral notice at the end of this Sandstorm. -Ed] Re: Club 40 Reunion My lovely wife is once again in the hospital at Reunion time. After the sixth day she began to improve dramatically, but will need special attention when she is at home again. I'm happy about her prospects, but saddened that I/we will not have an opportunity to meet many of you Bombers whom I have learned something about through the Alumni Sandstorm. Sometimes we are blessed with a tomorrow. I hope such is the case. Have a great reunion!!! -Jim Jensen ('50) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Marilyn "Em" DeVine Dow ('52) Greetings! I've been off-line for a while and wonder if anyone mentioned that the mother of Ray Hubbard ('52) died. The very nice service was last Saturday. She was 91 years old. Re: the Pool Gosh, it's even worse than I imagined! Took 2 of the grandchildren there a couple of weeks ago (I wrote about it then, but when I pushed "send" it went to outer space instead of Maren's box) Anyway, the "shallow" end is 3 and 1/2 feet deep! Jordan (8) was fine but Ross and I just played on the steps. Aargh!! Re: An unexpected adventure: Sometime after Mars started showing up closer than ever, the kids and I took the boat down-river to do some sight seeing. No tubing, just Kentucky Fried Chicken, plenty of water, sun screen, and 2 cell phones that had low batteries, towels, etc. By about 7 p.m., we had managed to put the boat motor out of commission by hitting something submerged up near Ice Harbor Dam. It was a beautiful evening--- just a breeze, no bugs, everything was calm except my daughter-in-law Angie, who doesn't swim and is afraid of water and a few other things. The kids were in tears for a while but settled down. Jordan and I swam briefly. The sunset was beautiful. But could we get anyone to come to our aide? Heck no! We made several calls to 911 but kept getting cut off so we didn't know if they were getting our location. Anyway, by about 8pm (We are floating slowly down the Snake River, trying to get the attention of any of several fishermen along the way...they refused to acknowledge us and "happened" to stay just out of our way.) Finally, a boat came slowly, reluctantly over. The first thing the man said was, "Do you know how long I've worked to get a day off to come out fishing!!????!" But he did make a call for us and we were able to confirm that, yes, the Sheriff's Patrol was coming for us and, yes, they did know about where we were. We had put in at Richland at the North end of Howard Amon. My brother, Terry, drove up there from his place (grandson Anthony went to sit with Grandpa while Terry was gone), had to go to our house to get keys to my truck (my hitch was too big for the ball on his hitch) went back to Howard Amon, drove over to Horn campgrounds, I think it was and rescued us. We had been dockside for less than half an hour by the time he arrived. Of course, my truck was too small for all 6 of us, so Angie and I sat in the back of the truck. (Got a great view of Mars rising in the East as we headed home.) Out on the highway, the tube flew out of the boat! When the guys got it collected, Angie and I held it in the truck with us. We finally got home at about 11pm! (Hey---I didn't say it was exciting, I said it was "unexpected! A Rick Maddy, I am not!) Hope to see lots of you this weekend at Club 40. Regards to each and all, -Marilyn "Em" DeVine Dow ('52) ~ in delightfully cooler Richland ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Wynell Williams Fishburne ('55) & Bob Williams ('57) Some of you reading the Alumni Sandstorm might remember our mother, Lois Williams and would be interested to know that she went to be with the Lord on August 24, 2003. She was 89 years old. She spent 20 plus years in a wheelchair as the result of extreme rheumatoid arthritis and pretty much in constant pain so we are happy that she is relieved of all that pain. She was a positive, courageous lady and was loved by many. -Wynell Williams Fishburne ('55) & Bob Williams ('57) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gus Keeney ('57) Re: Will miss Club 40 To: Club 40 Group Sorry, it looks like Sue and I will miss the Club 40 Functions this weekend. Sue is in getting her second round of two units of blood now and we might be head back to Yuma on Thursday. Al depends on the results we get back from the Biopsy tomorrow. We haven't located the source of the blood loss at this point. Maybe we can get it handled this week and won't have to go back until next week or so as we had planned. She could use a lot of those old Bomber Prayers at this point!! Thank You, -Gus Keeney ('57) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ken Neal ('57) I am an infrequent contributor to the Alumni Sandstorm. However, I thought I would share with you an experience I have every September. I worked in Yellowstone Park in the summer of 1956 between my junior and senior years. When I returned, during my senior year I told many of my friends about all the fun I had during that summer. Just a lot of fun as most of the employees were college girls. About 10 girls to every boy. My good friend, Richard DeVine (57) thought that would be a lot of fun and he would join me after we were graduated. So, the day after graduation Richard and I packed our stuff in my 1950 Ford and headed to Yellowstone. We worked at the northern facility at Mammoth. About 10 minutes after we arrived Richard had a girlfriend for the summer. Richard was a great guy. He was very popular in school and both guys and girls thought he was (in the vernacular of the day) a neat guy. Richard dated many girls and went out to Hi-Spot, the Kennewick Social Club and other gathering points of the day. Richard was at home at school activities, with teachers and others in charge, parents and his fellow students. Richard and I went to the state basketball tournament in Seattle twice and had a great time. In other words, Richard DeVine was a typical, well liked and respected Col-Hi Bomber of the class of 1957. And, my very good friend. When we left Yellowstone Richard was anxious to get home so he could get a plane to Miami, Florida. Most of us in the class of 57 were looking forward to going off to college. Not Richard; he was on his way to Miami Beach to work parking cars at the luxury beach front hotels so he could meet and marry a rich widow or daughter. This is not a joke. In the late fifties a young new high school graduate can, and did, have this goal. I headed off to Memphis, Tennessee, where I had an art scholarship to college there and Richard headed off to Miami. I did not hear from Richard while I was in Memphis, but when I returned to Richland the summer of 1958 I went to his house and talked to his folks. They said Richard would be back in September. I had to go back to school and did not get the opportunity to see Richard when he came back. I later learned that he did not get a rich girl friend or wife in Miami, but ended up with an MG-TD sports car. While at Memphis State University, sometime in September, 1958 I received a letter from my Mother telling me that Richard DeVine was dead and enclosing his obituary from the Tri-City Herald. It appears Richard and Lee Arnold, another 1957 classmate, were running through the Horse Heaven Hills and drove off the side of a hill going down into Kiona. I just cant tell you how much that hurt me. There were certain people in my graduating class who I thought had a lot of potential and would make their mark in society. Richard was one of these people. Richard did not, in 1957 or 1958 want to go to college, but I thought he had the personality and potential to be a great success. He was barely 19 years old when he died. I still have the clipping from the Tri-City Herald that my Mother sent me. Every September I take it out and remember what a great guy was Richard DeVine. Richard died 45 years ago and I still miss him. I have scanned Richard's obituary and attached it to this Alumni Sandstorm submission. I hope our editor can find a way to provide you access to it. -Ken Neal ('57) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [You bet, Ken... Click HERE!! -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Donna Bowers Rice ('63) Re: Pacific Northwest All this talk about Wyoming, Missouri, etc. brought back wonderful memories of my daughter living in Buffalo, WY for several years. They lived on Clear Creek, about a mile outside of town and part of the stream ran directly under their home-the sound was so lovely to wake up to. If any of you get a chance-Buffalo is about 2 blocks long, a little old western town at the base of the Big Horn Mountains with charm. [I stopped in Buffalo, WY for gas last November... and did NOT see ANY Buffalo!!! -Maren] Funny how you can always find unique, good restaurants in the outback. One we went to in Story was a general store packed to the ceiling with everything imaginable, the cook was from the east and the food was always the best. What we loved most about going to Wyoming besides the skiing was the absolute beauty of the hikes we took in the mountains- never saw so few people in the world and parts of it looked like the Grand Canyon. Antelope, deer and moose everywhere. We fell in love with Jackson Hole but I must tell you having just taken a driving trip from Missouri to Oregon that the mountains in the Pacific Northwest outshine the Rockies. We drove over I-70 (Vail, Aspen) and drove home via I-50 (Gunnison, Cripple Creek) which we found beautiful and charming, but 14,000' high dirt peaks just didn't do it for me. Give me snow or ice covered peaks and I know I'm in the real mountains. One of the most beautiful settings in the whole world has to be at Black Butte Ranch (outside Bend, OR) at the restaurant there (it is wall to wall glass). It is an area of private homes with a gate, but anyone can go golf or dine there. You look across a little lake with the meadows filled with horses to 3 snow covered, craggy peaks called 3 Sisters (and those aren't even the big mountains). It is a priceless view. It is truly one of the most serene settings I have ever seen and the food is outstanding. I always laugh a little when I am traveling the south and they call their hills mountains. Don't get me wrong-there is beauty everywhere, but you have the mountains (real) and the ocean and not a ton of people in the Great Pacific Northwest and you don't have extreme weather, you just have to put up with a little drizzle on one side of the state. If you are tired of it you can just drive across the mountains to the valleys or the desert. It is the best kept secret in the nation. And besides the people are just the best. Living back here, I have been able to go visit my ancestor's home, actually see the area where the family farm was. My grandmother's cousin started the History Museum in Maysville, MO and we have a whole section in one area of the museum about our family. It is amazing to see old pictures and graves and wonder what was the motive for moving from Maryland to Ohio to Missouri, then Utah and finally Washington. I am sure it was opportunity. To live here in St. Louis where some families have never moved anywhere for generations makes me understand the difference in religions, politics and people between the west and the mid-west. They refer to you as the Left coast here (I have lived in Calif) and when I am in the South and I read editorials that portray the west differently than I know it, I always wish those people would go live in those areas to really appreciate the beauty of the people. Actually, I think the transferring of people from region to region that began in the '50s (and Richland was definitely part of that) should happen across the world right now- everywhere. I think it opens you up to others more. People who have never left their homes for generations would develop a totally new perspective about others, their religions and culture. We are so blessed here and I think the outstanding hallmark of this thing called Richland is that we did meld, and we are a trustworthy group of people because we were brought up with the same values. I think of the deceit in the Arab world and wonder how anyone can ever trust anyone there. It is appalling to me to watch all the killing for power based on religions. And just because I think the Pacific Northwest is a little closer to heaven doesn't make it so. -Donna Bowers Rice ('63) ~ St. Louis, MO ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Maren Smyth ('63 & '64) To: Steve Carson ('58) Steve, Your Alumni Sandstorm has bounced 22 days in a row. When I send you an email, that bounces, too... wanted to let you know that I've been trying!!! Bomber cheers, Maren Smyth ('63 & '64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jackie Hanson Hewett ('67) To: Rick Maddy ('67) Hey ya Ricker. It was good to know you made it home and that you had such a wonderful trip. I have to agree. You definitely have the gift of gab and should further your talents. An excellent writer you are. Funny, witty, knowledgeable and have the talent for telling a story. I so agree with you regarding family history. I can remember when I was about 8 years old and asked my mother where I came from. Of course she thought I meant "How did I get here", maybe in need of my sex education classes etc. What I wanted to know was WHERE DID I COME FROM! I was fortunate to be mostly raised by my grandparents who were original pioneers of Idaho. I had seen many a lamb and calf born before I was even five so I knew about all the birds and bees stuff. I loved hearing my grandpa tell stories of coming to Idaho from Tennessee. My great grandpa and grandma came west in the early 1800s. My grandpa was just a little boy and my great grandpa was known as the best rawhider (bronc buster, cattleman) in the State of Idaho. My grandmother also came from Tennessee. She was a mail order bride. The amazing things that I learned more from them than I ever learned from my parents. It is something we easily forget. Our seniors are a wealth of knowledge. I am fortunate to get to have my granddaughter for the summer months. She is six and a true delight. This last summer I was reminded that I have taught my granddaughter many things that I never taught my son. He asked me why one night. My answer was that he never asked, I never really thought he wanted to know. I taught Chloe' (granddaughter) how to catch Red and Silver Salmon, and Rainbow's with her hands. I taught her how to use a box, stick and string to catch a Stellar Jay and a Chickadee, and also that we do not harm or keep them. I taught her how to make plain T-shirts and plain colored paper into works of art by pounding flowers on them, using the flowers dye to decorate it. We made fireweed honey and rhubarb/cherry, rhubarb/strawberry and rhubarb/raspberry jams. We picked low bush cranberries for cranberry jelly and butter. These were things that I learned from my grandpa and grandma. I developed my love of Salmon fishing from Charlie Nevins senior (RIP), but my love of fishing in general came from my grandpa and growing up on a cattle ranch. I never owned a fishing pole of my own until I was 23 years old. I used a string, hook or safety pin and a willow. The first place I discovered in Richland was Welsian pond where my sis Beck ('66) and I often went. I cooked several carp on a rusted shovel there. They are all good memories. I guess my point is that there is so much we can learn and teach (pass on to) our children, our grandchildren, and some day our great grandchildren. Chloe' was blessed with having the opportunity to make the journey via the Haines ferry with her Great Aunt Becky and her Great Grandma. They had a ball. My mother is still glowing from the experience. I have been able to go back to the early 1700 with almost all of my family on my grandpa's family. Some day I'll get further back. I can get back to the 1600s on my grandma side-all the way back to England. My dad's side of the family I can get back to the 1700s and Germany. Rick, I envy you your trip. Well enough banter from me. Rick I have a case of canned salmon ready to send along with jars of fireweed honey, low bush cranberry jelly and butter. Also have rhubarb/cherry, rhubarb/raspberry and rhubarb/ strawberry jams. I have halibut and reds or silvers to send. Just didn't know how much you want of each or any. Let me know. I am still smoking fish and still have a couple more weeks to catch more silvers. I doubt you want any pinks but I'll catch some if you want them. Like I said, I use them for dog/cat food. Also, I got to get together with Gene Burrill ('67WB) and it was great. I couldn't believe I spotted him immediately. He looks great. I couldn't get used to the low voice though. Beck and I have decided we need to have an "All class Alaska" next summer. Sometime in June so the Kings will be running. Maybe do a camp out and anyone who wants to come is welcome. Beck, Gene and I are all hoping you'll come this way. I know everyone wants a piece of you but I asked first several months back. Pits being so popular huh? Any way to ALL BOMBERS, if you want to visit Alaska we would love to see you all. If anyone is planning a trip to the marvelous Kenai Peninsula next year try to make our get together. I'll post something in the Sandstorm when we firm the dates up. Thinking of you all. Enjoy reading your entries. -Jackie Hanson Hewett ('67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Pam Ehinger Nassen ( Re: Great Grandparents Well to those that are thankful that they are not Great Grandparents. I am a Great Grammie!! My Oldest Grandson made me a Great Grammie on March 16, 2003!! Willie was born at 25 weeks and is doing great! He now weights 8 pounds! Doesn't sound like much?? Well when he was born he was 1 pound 12 ounces, 13" long. Thank God he's a fighter! He'd doing better each day! He had a rough go of it at first but he's doing great now! Yes I'm a young Great Grammie but then I was only 35 when I was made a Grammie in the first place! I'm going to be a Grammie again in April! My second daughter is giving me another GrandChild! Her first baby! I can't wait! Love them babies! Bombers Rule -Pam Ehinger Nassen (The Blue Ribbon Class of '67) Down Town Belevedere, WA! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Vicki Schrecengost Carney ('67) To: Rick Maddy ('67) History was never one of my strong suits, but I can definitely relate to how learning about your ancestors can change your life, or at least change your outlook. I have been living in the D.C. area for nearly 30 years now and have made numerous trips to the National Archives researching my family tree. Once when my parents were visiting, I dragged them down there, too. Can you imagine how much it meant to my Dad to flip pages in a volume of Civil War records and find out that his grandfather (who really raised him) was a part of the PA cavalry and was shot off his horse in the Battle of Cedar Creek that took place a mere hour from my house? Of course no one could spell back then-- especially a name like Schrecengost--but the records were clear as can be. We were actually able to follow his hospitalizations and eventual discharge from the army. They hold re-enactments at Cedar Creek quite frequently and I took my Dad one year. It is moving, to say the least. I have not had as much luck with my Mom's side of the family, but I persevere. If only I had known when I was studying the Civil War what I know now, it would have meant so much more. My kids have benefitted from my sleuthing. Thanks for sharing your stories. -Vicki Schrecengost Carney ('67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Peggy Hartnett ('72) Re: "Alternate Spellings" in Genealogy I work at the museum here in Bisbee, AZ and we have just completed a survey and creation of a database for our historic cemetery, The Evergreen Cemetery. It is currently being considered for National Historic Landmark status. The point of "thinking" about how many ways a name might be spelled could not be more important. We have sorted through all kinds of original documents to create a database of over 14,000 entries. Like it or not, early "white" records keepers either didn't know or didn't care how "Mexicans" spelled names. I have one set of records where every "Juan", has been re-nationalized to some Scandinavian ancestry and is now "Jann" - go figure! And then there is the handwriting issue - Thank god for the good sisters at Christ the King, people can always read my writing, I wish I could say the same about people who were "official" record keepers. YIKES! My favorite example of how we write what we "hear" or think we saw: someone was looking for their great uncle "Henri M. Albrecht" finally found him as: "Henry Malbrecht". Good luck to all of you on the hunt, just remember to think creatively and no idea is too wacky to try. -Peggy Hartnett ('72) ~ Bisbee, AZ ******************************************** ******************************************** Funeral Notice >>Daniel A. Breard, III ('50) ~ 9/6/32 - 8/16/03 FuneralNotices.tripod.com *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/04/03 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 12 Bombers, 1 NAB, and 1 funeral notice today: Ralph Myrick ('51), Denny Kline ('57) John Northover ('59), Patti Jones ('60) Helen Cross ('62), Leoma Coles ('63) Ron Richards ('63), Kathy Coppinger ('64) Linda Reining ('64), Bob Grout ('66WB) Lynn Noble ('72), Ed Pearson ('86) Ken Somebody (NAB - Not A Bomber) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ralph Myrick ('51) To: All Bombers I read in the paper today that Ira Nickolson ('51RIP) passed away in Nashville, TN on August 27th. Everyone called him Junior, however, I understand that he preferred to be called 'Nick.' After graduation I lost contact with him and had no idea where he was. No, I know. God be with him and the Nickolson family. It seems as though that our class is getting smaller and smaller. -Ralph Myrick ('51) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Denny Kline ('57) Re: Dick DeVine ('57RIP) To: Ken Neal ('57) Ken How kind of you to remember Richard DeVine with such reverence. He was among the most friendly, earnest and honest people I ever met. Though we were never close friends, he was always friendly and warm - to everyone. Your entry brought back pleasant memories of one of our most outstanding classmates. . . thank you for sharing. -Denny Kline ('57) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: John R. Northover ('59) Jackie Hanson Hewett ('67) - Vicki Schrecengost Carney ('67) and Peggy Hartnett ('72) all mentioned family histories. Which brought to mind the ancestor search I have been through. Sand Point in Seattle has a National Archive with most documents-micro fiche-facilities that are in Washington D.C. I looked through the census documents [Pierce County] and found my GGFather, William Northover from England, listed in the 1860 and 1870 US Census. He had married a 'local' lady. My GGMother was the product of an Irish [Corcoran] and Indian [Cowlitz] DNA exchange. My GGFather was listed as 'W' while my GGMother was listed as 'HB' and the children in one census were listed as 'W' the other had them all as 'HB'. [White and Half Breed ... in case you were wondering.] I was able to make copies of the Census pages. I found my GGFather had acquired a donation claim after his obligation with the Hudson Bay Fur Co ended. The sold that after 'civilization' came to close for his taste and he move to another donation claim near Muck Creek -Spanaway for more peace and quite. His original donation claim is now part of down town Tacoma ... $$$$. I did not know until after I left H.S. that I had a ton of relatives living in Yakima-White Swan area - William Northover had six kids, three sons. William, John and Joseph. William and Joseph married back into the 'Indian' side. John did not. For what ever reason - my dad never talked about 'them'. Before he died he made contact and would visit the relatives quite frequently. At his burial, a Jack Northover came to the funeral and said a few words grave side. He told the gathered how my dad had come to the various ceremonies over his last years, how he had participated and how he had made his peace. Another place for finding ancestral information is the internet. Since I have a rather unusual name ... 'Northover' I did a search in Yahoo. I found a news paper article on the internet that told about my GGfather being shot by a member of some vigilante group. As the news paper reported described it "the vigilante member 'drunk from wild whisky' came on to William Northover's property and tried to get his oldest daughter, Jane to go into the barn with him [remember she was considered a 'half breed' back then ... 'no' did not mean 'no'] She was able to run faster and managed to escape. The local sheriff came to the property to find William shot [the first news article reported he had died.] and the vigilante passed out in the barn. It took about a week to get the entire story straight - William lived and the vigilante was in jail and the entire countryside was outraged with the behavior of a few men. I found a Peter Northover PhD - Senior Research Fellow at Oxford - Ancient Metals. I emailed him and made contact. My wife, son and I actually met him in L.A. for lunch several years ago. He lectures at various Anthro-Departments at some of our leading universities. He is also an expert witness in his area of expertise. Peter and his lovely wife, Allison, came to San Diego on two other occasions and sailed with us. He is interested in the Northover lineage also and had been looking into his line. He found the document that was signed by my GGFather and the Hudson Bay Fur company when my GGFather left England. Additionally, Peter has researched back to the 17th Century. Peter and I may be related at the 7th or 8th cousin level. I found an Elizabeth Northover PhD from Jamaica. She has a doctorate in Economics from Cambridge. I had emailed heR as well and made contact. She had traveled to New York to visit her Northover relatives. She called and we had a great little chat. She at one point said 'Can I ask you what color you are?" ... I said "Heinz 57." [On my Father's side -Mostly English, Irish, Indian and French. My Mother's - English and German ... "Heinz 57" ]. She told me that she was "Black." I asked about her ancestors. She said that the son of the original Northover that had come from England had fallen in love with her GMother. He refused to give her up so he was "kicked out of the Jamaica Northover Clan". She is now working for the Jamaica Government - something to do with sugar prices. She told me that most of the Northovers in New York City are from that union. Every once in a while I will browse the internet for 'Northover' .. yahoo has over 12,500 hits ... there seems to have been several Northovers that left England in the 1800s for Canada, NZ, Australia, Jamaica and America. I have over 100 email addresses of various Northovers throughout the world. Every once in a while I will terrorize them with an email Christmas letter or just a 'Howdy' ... some reply - most do not. Can you blame them? Most of the Northovers that left England in the 1800s that arrived in NZ, Australia, Canada, Pacific Northwest and Jamaica seemed to have married into the 'local' indigenous groups. I have found Northovers in the Mori, Aborigine, Jamaican and American Indians. More and more English death, birth and marriage records are being put on line. The English have sites where you can leave messages that your are doing such and such, requesting information. I left a brief history of my side of the Northover tree on one site and got an email response from a Henry Northover: "Hi John: In case you haven't been inundated with clarifying replies from this side of the Atlantic, I thought I'd give you some info on your grandfather's ancestors. The name Northover came from a tiny village in Somerset, England. The village (which was a pub and post office and about 3 houses) has now been absorbed by the town of Ilchester. The name Northover comes from a corruption of the situation of a settlement north of the River Yeo (also in Somerset). So the settlement just 'north-of-yeo' became 'Northover'. Likewise there are 'Westovers' west of the River Yeo. I can only add that in our branch of the Northovers, we can trace them back to the 1600s to a graveside in a village called 'Aller' (pronounced 'alla') in Somerset. There lies buried a Rachel Northover and a family coat-of-arms under the carpet just in front of the altar. Hope this helps in one of the many ways we try to establish 'who we are' and 'how we got here'. With best wishes Henry" And now we know the rest of the story ... Bomber Olays!!! john '59 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) To: Betty King Moody('53) Re: Cherokee We had spoken about genealogy a while back when you came to the Puget Sound Area Luncheon in Fife. We did not talk about Cherokee in your family at that time. I had looked forward to you being at the luncheon again some time. Would still like to see you at the luncheon again. I was going to contact you about the genealogy. Still have your email address in my address book. I will contact you in about a week. Would be glad to have your help in the genealogy if you are still open to helping me. I'm sure you will be able to help me more than I knew, being as you have traced the Cherokee side of your family. To: Mike Lewis ('60) Re: Cherokee Thanks Mike for sharing the links. Its always good to find more. How was the Whale meat? To: Jeff Michael ('65) Re: Great Grandchildren O.K., O.K. Jeff I concede. I'm not quite ready for great grandchildren yet. Being as the two oldest grandchildren of mine are turning 15 in October and November. Thoughts of great grandchildren have been coming on my mind. Or maybe it's just reality they are getting older. Hopefully all of my grandchildren will finish college before marriage and children. To: Ken Neal ('57) Re: Richard DeVine ('57RIP) I also think of Richard every year at some time. I too have his obituary tucked away amongst high school photos. Richard was very special and died so young. I will not ever forget the day of his death. -Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) ~ Browns Point, WA - Temps still in the 80s. Comfortable though, except a couple of hours in the afternoon. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) Greetings from "back home in Indiana" where we almost got flooded out. We've had tons of rain the past few days, and our lawn is as green as it is in April when we expect the rains. We've been working on sprucing the place up a bit, as with all the rain, everything has grown like crazy while we were gone, especially the weeds seem to do this and anything else we don't want. My husband is off on a new adventure tomorrow: he will join the ranks of the back to schoolers at seminary in Dayton, OH. And we are looking forward to the Notre Dame game this Saturday. We bought a new little barbecue so we can "tail gate" with non-Bomber friends from Issaquah. Hope to see other Bombers there, Gregor Hanson ('65), will you be there?? I've been reading all the family history with interest. I agree history about any subject would have been better if we thought about our connections to the event. But I'm not up to starting to search for old family members yet, I have enough trouble keeping up with the living ones I know. After driving home alone I'm quite familiar with all the current country western songs. I probably should try to watch the Country Western Music awards, as I'd have an educated opinion about the winners. But I did enjoy my trek across country and all the people I got to visit along the way, including some Kirk relatives in Fargo, ND. I did hear an interesting weather alert on Monday just as I had crossed into Rockford, IL they interrupted the radio station I had on to state that there was a flood warning in Vermillion County near Danville, IL. They went on to say that there had been 4 to 6 inches of rain in that county last night, and rain was continuing, and flood could result, and we were advised not to travel in high water over the roads. I did drive through that county a few hours later, with no problems, but I noted lots of flooding in low- lying ground along the high way. I thought it was probably a precaution after those poor people had gotten swept off the road in Kansas due to flooding. -Helen Cross Kirk ('62) ~ at home in West Harrison, IN where we haven't had rain in the last 4 hours, and the little lake is looking good. It's sort of green... with all the greenery around it and the gray sky which promises more rain today, but dryer weather for the weekend. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Leoma Coles ('63) Had a great 1st Birthday party last night for my granddaughter Bryanna! She had lots of fun getting frosting all over her face and we had a house full of friends and relatives. Now we are planning on going on her first camping trip this coming week-end to Devil's Lake park in Lincoln City. Should be lots of fun! It's great to share our experiences with friends from the past and it's great to be a grandparent too! Take call all, -Leoma Coles ('63) ~ Salem, OR - where it's in the 70s this morning and calm. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ron Richards ('63) To: Donna Bowers Rice ('63) I share your concerns regarding deceit in the Arab world, but have you noticed that the basic arguments to support our hurried march to war in Iraq were also deceptive? I wonder how this too could have been done in the name of religion. -Ron Richards ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Kathy Coppinger ('64) Re: Cherokee lineage To: Mike Lewis ('60) Thanks for the Cherokee websites! My great grandmother (my Dad's grandmother) was full blood Cherokee. My family does not have much information on her besides her full name, but most exciting...we have a picture! Anyway, thanks again for the links...they will be interesting reading. -Kathy Coppinger ('64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda Reining ('64) WHAT: Bakersfield Bomber Luncheon WHERE: Coco's on Rosedale Highway WHEN: Saturday, September 27th, 2003 TIME: 1:00 P.M. DIRECTIONS: Highway 99 to the Rosedale exit---West on Rosedale,to Jet Way (has a stoplight), turn left, follow road into Coco's parking lot. Look for the Bomber shirts, and/or the loud voices---we won't be easy to miss. -Linda Reining ('64) ~ Bakersfield, CA - hot temps and high humidity are still with us----lightning and thunder storms last night----NOT my favorite things! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob Grout ('66WB) Re: Moving tribute to Viet-Nam Vets This is for all the Richland High school alumni Vets. For a really moving Tribute to Viet-Nam Vets. http://www.palletmastersworkshop.com/namflash.html We will never forget. -Bob Grout ('66WB), USN Vet, (Mobile Riverine Force) 1968-1969 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Lynn Noble Paden ('72) I enjoyed reading all of the entries about history (loved Peggy Hartnett's ('72) and would love her job!) and researching family history. I got into this when I began consulting and had a little more time to spend on hobbies. And then --it bit me -- the genealogy bug -- and I've succumbed to it's spell/fever ever since. I've learned so much about our family lines, met a lot of wonderful shirttail relatives and others who are willing and eager to share info, while at the same time completing some 'soul work' for myself. I found in our Noble family lines where our great uncle, Liberty Noble, wrote a wonderful short bio about his life from 1809 to 1902 (and documented all of those memories for us). When the events of September 11, 2001 occurred, I reread some of my great uncle's profound words because they were so apropos to the times -- substantiating, once again, that history does repeat itself. Here are some of the compelling words from my Liberty Noble who said it eloquently in his "Brief Sketches in the life of Liberty Noble", 1894. "I will endeavor to give in the total book some of the things I remember in my life's history; not that it is a romance or adventure, but the hand of Providence has guided every quiet, humble existence through changing scenes of life, and till now, I sit upon one of the highest peaks of age. And, perhaps, some of my young friends would like to know what I see as I gaze down into the valleys of the past years where their fathers have lived, labored and loved. The changes and events that have taken place since my life began have been many and wonderful. Millions of undying souls have come into this world, and millions more have passed beyond its boundaries. Kingdoms have sprung into being, and other nations have passed away. Boundary lines have been blotted out, changed and made. Wars have been waged. Heroes have triumphed. Great men have been overthrown and battlefields have been deluged in human blood for the sacred cause of liberty. so, perhaps these few scattering items of my life may help to give you some idea of the history of those happy, toiling, quiet people, who live in the western settlements of the United States during the same period among whom, oh kind reader, we hope that you can point out, with pride, some of your own ancestors." -Liberty Noble, 1894 So, for those of you who have been thinking about researching your family history, please don't wait another day. It's a treasure awaiting your discovery! -Lynn Noble Paden ('72) ******************************************** ******************************************** From the new ALL Bomber Alumni Guest Book: >>From: Ed Pearson ('86) Date: Thursday 08/28/2003 3:32:41pm Comments: Lookin for any old friends/classmates. Drop a line. Ed Pearson ('86) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Thermion -7 (NOT a Sandstorm recipient) Re: 1986 RICHLAND BOMBERS RESEARCH? PLEASE?!? Hmm- Where to start... In 1987, while in college at Central Washington University, I went out with a girl Angela from Richland Washington... I'm not sure if she was a Bomber of a Falcon... she and I went out for a year, then I ended up taking a year off from school and lost track of her. By the time I made it back, she was gone... (somebody told me they thought she died)... any way, it's been bugging me for 16 years. Her name was Angela Bates I believe that she graduated High School in 1986 (but i could be off by a year). Her major was Music, and I know she played a prominent role in her high school music dept. I know it's a few years after you graduated, but could you look in an old year book to see if anyone with that name appears for the class of '86? Thanks in advance for the weird request- Ken (NOT a Sandstorm recipient) ******************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Funeral Notice >>Ira Nicholson ('51) ~ 1933 - 8/27/03 FuneralNotices.tripod.com *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/05/03 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff: Gus Keeney ('57), Mike Lewis ('60) Patti Jones (60), Gary Behymer ('64) Jeff Michael ('65), Brad Upton ('74) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Carolyn Halstead Edgar ('61WB) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jeanie Hutchins Simon ('62) ******************************************** ******************************************** STARTING TODAY: 09/05-6-7 ~ Club 40, '53 & '58 Reunions ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gus Keeney ('57) Re: Richard DeVine (57RIP) To: Ken Neal ('57) Thanks for the Note you wrote about my good friend Richard. I was in the Navy in Japan at the time of the accident. Mom and Dad sent me the article from the paper and I was really bummed out. I never did get the story straight, so thanks for filling out the missing Data. RIP, Rich. -Gus Keeney ('57) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Lewis ('60) To: Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) and Kathy Coppinger ('64) It's very hard to find information about tribal ancestors. The census is very sketchy and I guess did not include them at all. They cannot be found on shipping manifests or passenger lists of course. From a physical point of view, their existence and history are embedded very deeply in the electrodynamics of the earth, so that native American culture is very difficult to even see from capital premises. Names are easily obscured in nature -- a name passed from my father's side in Arkansas was Running Deer. Cherokee people were one of few tribes that had a written language. It is hard to find why the Cherokee were forced to leave their native lands in Florida but the Trail of Tears was certainly discouraging to their sense of humanity and that scar has remained a long time. I'm not an authority on it, though. The whale meat was light pink, and had the texture and flavor of beef that had been soaked in water for a very long time. Rather figures. -Mike Lewis ('60) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) Re: Puget Sound Area/Fife Luncheon The Bomber Babes and Dudes No reservations necessary! If you would like you can email me you will be at the luncheon. DATE: Sunday, September 14, 2003 COFFEE TIME: 11:30 P.M. LUNCH TIME: 12:30 p.m. WHERE: Fife Bar and Grill In between Goodyear Tire and Day's Inn PHONE: (253) 922-9555 ADDRESS: 3025 Pacific Hwy E., Fife, WA I-5 North, Exit 136 B (Port of Tacoma) I-5 South Exit, 136 Turn left on Pacific Hwy. E. PRICE: Price range $10.00 - $14.50 includes drink and tip All Bomber Spouses and Friends are welcome! -Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) ~ Browns Point, WA - cooling trend is coming. I would rather it stay hot for another month or so. Guess I will have to go south for the winter to get the heat. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gary Behymer (64) Re: Soapbox or Sandstorm from September 4th? Is there someone out in Bomberville that wants to revive the Soapbox [aka THE SANDBOX]? I believe we need one otherwise the Alumni Sandstorm's editors will have to 'call the shot'... and here we go to a No fair! No fair! situation... Let's play fair or don't play at all (;-) The original intent was to share Richland memories... and yes, the Alumni Sandstorm has metamorphosed into a bit more than the original intention. I still would like to accomplish all of the following for the Class of 1964... and others. (1) Get alumni interests to an all time high so that more than the same 105 people show up to a class reunion that graduated 500+. (2) Find 'lost' members who have not attended any reunions. (3) Find 'should have beens', 'would have beens' and 'could of beens'. (4) Repeat R2K in the year 2010. (5) Tweek those people, still living in Richland, and the surrounding area, to be motivated to come to a reunion. -Gary Behymer ('64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jeff Michael ('65) Re: Where'd I come From Hey Guys and Gals...here's a couple quickies I hope you enjoy. First, in genealogy, my mom's dad was a Hatfield (guess that makes me one). Any other Hatfield's or, perhaps nasty McCoy's out there? Gots to keep the feud alive, ya know. Item 2...back at you, Jackie Hanson Hewitt ('67)... When I was very young, 5 or 6, I also knew all about the birds and bees. In fact, my mom had showed me the scar on her tummy where I came out. So, one day I noticed another scar, on her ankle (she had several surgeries as a child for polio). Being the bright and enlightened child that I was...I asked her if that was where the doctors opened her up to get my foot out. Note to Maren: You have the patience of ALL the saints...and Steve Carson ('58) is a very lucky guy. When my checks bounce just twice, my bank cuts me off. -DJ Jeff Michael ('65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Brad Upton ('74) Re: Cherokee Imagine my surprise as I started to dig into my "roots". Turns out Mike Davis ('74) and I are twins that were separated at birth!! BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) knew Mike would eat enough for both of us, it was too much for her and she put me up for adoption. It gets stranger: both of us are full blooded Cherokee Chiefs! -Brad Upton ('74) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/06/03 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers, 1 Bomber Mom and 1 funeral notice today: Dore Tyler ('53), Larry Mattingly ('60) Lola Heidlebaugh ('60), Donna Bowers ('63) Jeff Curtis ('69), BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Vernon "Bud" Van Dusen ('52) ******************************************** ******************************************** CONTINUING today and tomorrow: Club 40, '53 & '58 Reunions ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dore Tyler ('53) Re: Gary Behymer ('64) comments in the 9/5/03 Sandstorm What he said. -Dore Tyler ('53) ~ Tacoma, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Larry Mattingly ('60) Re: Bombers have fun in life Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) always signs off her Bomber e-mail "Bombers have fun". As I read the 16 days of the 'Storm I left unread while in Alaska, I can't help but think how true it is. Your hobbies, your travels, family and Bomber activities are fun and interesting to read about. This is a unique medium that outsiders just don't comprehend. I have a number of Bomber friends and even a relative or two that just don't have an interest in the net. Too bad they are missing it. To: Marilyn "Em" DeVine Dow ('52) Your note of boat motor troubles near the Ice Harbor dam jarred my memory to about 20 years ago when I also hit that bar that runs along the South side of the channel near the dam. I badly bent a brand new stainless steel prop but was able to make it very slowly back to Clover Island and my pickup and trailer. Embarrassingly, that was the second time I had hit that bar in a year's time. It was not well marked in those days, maybe it still isn't. Re: How I spent my 2 weeks "vacation". By now most of you readers have figured out that pyrotechnics and explosives are a big part of my life. I just finished 16 days in Alaska doing my thing. I did three displays for the State Fair in Palmer. I knew the shows went well, but Fair officials were really delighted and I was told to expect a new long term contract early next year. I also spent a couple of days helping some of my Alaska pyro friends set up and fire the Houston Founder's Day display on the 16th. Then I spent two days working for the Saddleback Island show on Big Lake on the 31st. This is probably the largest display in Alaska. We put up 700 foot wide "walls" of pyrotechnic effects. It was a grand display. There must have been close to 400 boats on the lake for this annual season-ending event. In my spare time I visited with some fellow members of the Society of Explosives Engineers but none had a shot on days I could make it. And, I was invited to attend a "machine gun" shoot. These were licensed dealers and/or licensed owners and weapons. We burned through thousands of rounds of ammo in a wide variety of weapons. My favorite was the WW2 German Schmieser and I ran a dozen clips through it. It was loud. I am very hard of hearing and had heavy noise protection muffs and it still hurt my ears. They were very generous and would not let me pay for ammo. The guys and gals just kept saying here try this one. My ears rang for hours. One of my Alaska crew from the Fair brought his bowling ball cannon to the shoot. (Don't try this at home) Specially engineered and manufactured, that gun put old used bowling balls over 1/2 mile up (over 15 seconds from apogee to splashdown) and over a mile out at max trajectory. Both with only 3 oz of Black powder. And if that wasn't enough, they had also a cannon made for old bowling pins. It was easy to put them well out of sight. I am told there are a fair number of the bowling ball cannons and they have 2 competition meets a year up there. They shoot at stacks of 55 gal drums at 300-500 feet. Nutty as it may sound, these are serious folks. With nearly 50 years in the business I think I can recognize "kooks" pretty fast. I continue to be impressed with the safety and sound attitudes of my Alaskan friends. They are a great bunch with zero tolerance of kooky types. This trip was mostly low key and easy going and I had a great time with many fine friends. The business side of my trip was a great success. I saw lots of moose, a bear, a wolverine, and a nice fat red fox. I rate this vacation in my top 10. It is good to be home even for 4 days. I am off to Minneapolis Sunday PM for a week at the Marriott downtown for an annual pyro convention. Seems like the older I get the more fun I have, the more I value relationships with friends and the better life is. Wow! My son just right now called me from a courtroom. His 5 year fight is over, and he finally got full and complete custody of my 9 year old granddaughter from her drug infested mother. Victoria is a lovely and sweet child and I think God that her terror is at last over. This is a happy day. -J Larry Mattingly ('60) ~ From my office near sunny and warm Olympia, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>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 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: Donna Bowers Rice ('63) - Re: Maren On 9-4-03, I replied to an e-mail to me sent from Ron Richards about the politics of the day when I hit the reply button it was also sent to you. What got printed 0n 9-4-03 was not even 1/2 of what I said and it was taken out of context. Please make everyone aware that when they answer a friend's e-mail to NOT just hit the reply button, but begin a whole new letter so that you do not reply to more places than you wish. Thanks! -Donna Bowers Rice ('63) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Bomber apologies, Donna... when one hits the REPLY button while reading the Alumni Sandstorm, the reply does, indeed go to the Sandstorm... IF you want to send an INDIVIDUAL reply to a particular Sandstorm entry, the person's email address is listed directly under their name at the BEGINNING of their entry... this is in the email version of the Sandstorm (email addresses are stripped from the online version). -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jeff Curtis ('69) Re: Cherokee To: Brad Upton ('74) Brad...Kemosabe Smearing your mom's lipstick on your face and shooting suction-cup tipped arrows at Mike "Crazy Horse" Davis ('74) while running around the back yard screaming "Wooo, wooo, death to the white eyes, wooo, wooo" in your seventy-five cent JJ Newberry's "Official Indian War Bonnet" with multi-colored feathers and chin strap does not qualify either of you for Cherokee Chief status. I may have meant you'd never have a girlfriend however. I mean, weren't you in high school at the time? -Jeff Curtis ('69) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) To: Brad Upton ('74) I didn't put you up for adoption, Brad... the Cherokee's came and took you one night and I never saw you again until you and Mike became friends in school. Wonder why they didn't take Mike? -BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) ******************************************** ******************************************** Funeral Notice >>Kathy Gire Hurt ('66) ~ 6/1/48 - 9/1/03 FuneralNotices.tripod.com *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/07/03 Dateline: Richland ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 10 Bombers, 1 Bomber Mom, and 1 former teacher today: Ann Bishop ('56), Gus Keeney ('57) Larry Mattingly ('60), Tim Smyth ('62) Patti Snider ('65), John Allen ('66) Pam Ehinger ('67), Mike Davis ('74) BJ Davis (Bomber Mom), Lynn Dunton (former teacher) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lisa Peterson ('71) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ann Bishop Ousley ('56) Can you tell me how to read the Sandstorm on the net? -Ann Bishop Ousley ('56) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [There is a set of links at the end of EVERY Alumni Sandstorm... one goes to the Sandstorm website at: AlumniSandstorm.com Add that to your favorites when you get there... scroll a bit and click on the month/day you want to read. -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gus Keeney ('57) Hi all, Sue had another test today at Kadlec hospital today. Will find out the results tomorrow the 7th. She seemed in better spirits tonight. They came in about 9:00 PM and moved her to room 260, so remember that tomorrow if you call her!!!! They say they got good pictures today to study and will be able to "maybe" figure out the Mystery!! If she can keep nourishment and medicine down, maybe we can head for home in Yuma this next week or so. She was very sleepy this evening and told me to take a break and go to the Club 40 Function and Visit with old friends. No Pun intended on the "Old"!!!! It was great to see the troops from the other classes. Jim Smith came up to me and said that it was too bad Charles Collins wasn't there or he, Dennis Barr, Jim and I could have worked up one of the Sandmen (Male Quartet) numbers!!! That would have been a misdemeanor because I have hardly sung a note since I got out of High School!!! It was nice to hear from all the people that told me that Sue was on their "Prayer Chains". All those powerful "Bomber Prayers" might be helping!!! Signing off for now so I can get this off. Thanks all, Gus & Sue Keeney ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Larry Mattingly ('60) Sorry I had to close my posting quick yesterday and get to SeaTac to pickup a stranded traveling friend. I Didn't have time to add that I will have 12 to 15 passes to the Hillsboro Air show (in NE Oregon) Saturday September 20. Now these are not just plain ole general admission tickets, NOSIREEBOB. We are an Air show Sponsor and thus, have a large pavilion tent with tables and chairs and edibles. Haven't decided on a menu yet but there should be plenty. These are first class seats for the show. And yes there will be fireworks and special effects that evening. You will be free to wander around the static displays (parked planes) from noon til about 2:30 when the flying performances start. That goes till about 5:30 and the night air show starts at 7:30. We will serve a light dinner during that break. In addition to the fireworks display choreographed to music, the special effects will include a several hundred foot "wall of fire" and will be worth seeing. I will give these special passes free to Bomber alums for the asking. Please e-mail me directly [to my email address above] and I will figure out the best way to get them to you. There may be some VIP parking passes available too but I won't know for a few days. I would give those to persons with limited abilities first. Please do not request passes unless you are sure you will use them. We have a limited number and I will have more requests than passes. Each person entering will need a pass. Sorry I don't have more available but this is a rather expensive public relations effort and we need to maximize the expenditure. One small caveat....there will be as many as 100 of our clients and prospective clients present in the pavilion. So we ask only persons over 16. Please understand the reason for this. "Happiness is the sky in bloom" -J Larry Mattingly ('60) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Tim Smyth ('62) Re: WSU Football The Cougars played a great game at Notre Dame, but the luck of the Irish prevailed in overtime. Marens and my Dad, Walt Smyth (ND class of 1937), is smiling in heaven today. Notre Dame was really fortunate to win. That was a great catch in the end zone by WSU to tie the game. My classmate Helen Cross Kirk ('62), a WSU alum, was there. Sorry Helen. -Tim Smyth ('62) ~ Hudson Falls, NY ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [ND 29 -- WSU 26 Yes, Dad would be SO proud. -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patti Snider Miller ('65) To: Larry Mattingly ('60) I enjoyed reading on your Alaska trip. Bowling ball cannons.....wow!!! That is amazing!!!! I am so glad your granddaughter, Victoria, gets to be with Dad and Grandpa. Sounds like there will be more love with you guys. Congratulations!! Bomber Cheers, -Patti Snider Miller ('65) ~ Richland - where it is 89 and the weatherman said it was going to cool off....RIGHT) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: John Allen ('66) For anyone who wants to throw bombs at US Government foreign policy and generally engage in political commentary, I suggest they volunteer to Maren to shoulder the task of reviving the long defunct "SANDBOX." I for one would be happy to joust with anyone from the left wing in that forum, but some recent comments in the 9/4/03 Sandstorm were out of the stated bounds for Sandstorm subject matter. I think Maren dropped her guard for just a wink or two of rest. -John Allen ('66) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Pam Ehinger Nassen ('67) To: Bill Gire ('67) I'm so very sorry to hear about your lost of your sister, Kathy Gire Hurt ('66RIP). May God watch and care for you and your family. -Pam Ehinger Nassen ('67) One of your many classmates from Christ the King ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Davis ('74) Well, I see the bald funnyman, Brad Upton ('74) is back in front of his old computer pounding the keys and getting a jab or two in at me. AND being joined by Jeff "Mr. Short Story" Curtis ('69) and even my mother, B.J. Davis. Now, as for Brad being adopted by my parents.... no truth to that! He just would never go home! On the occasions when he did leave, there were times that I would go with him and spend the night at the Upton's. Funny thing about the Upton's house - no combs or brushes in the entire place!!! As for Jeff Curtis, he lived at the west end block of Tinkle and my family was located on the central block. The dividing street was Birch. We were always told "Never cross Birch to the West. There are strange people on that end of Tinkle." I always believed that and seldom challenged that advice. I remember once our dog ventured across Birch and entered "The Tinkle Zone." Poor critter, never saw him again. As for my mother... she thinks Brad is the "cat's a**" and she enjoys reading Jeff's stories. I hate to see my elderly mother fall under such influence. So you two need to step back and direct that unruly influence on someone else. If not, the Cherokee will attack!!! -Mike Davis ('74) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) Sounds more like something you would have done Jeff ...and Mike has Cherokee blood so therefore since Brad is his twin brother so must he right? -BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Lynn Dunton (former teacher) Re: Geneology Geneology is fascinating and so is journaling. For those of you who have enjoyed finding "your roots," please don't forget to write your chapter for your descendents. -Lynn Dunton (former teacher) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/08/03 Dateline: Richland ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 13 Bombers sent stuff: Marilyn DeVine ('52), Marilyn Peddicord ('53) Mary Jones ('56), Gus Keeney ('57) Larry Mattingly ('60), Jay Siegel ('61) John Adkins ('62), Earl Bennett ('63) Jim House ('63), Susan Hurst ('65) Susie Smith ('67), Louie Yesberger ('67) Connie Leyson ('69) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Shirley Armstrong Dvorak ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Adele Paulsen Sorenson ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Marilyn "Em" DeVine Dow ('52) Wow! What a great weekend! Club 40, along with the classes of '53 and '58, celebrating their respective events, had the banquet room at the Shilo filled to over-flowing. It was great to see some "really old" friends! But first things first: Our friend and cohort, Ron Snow ('52) phoned Thursday to say, "I won't be able to make it to Club 40 this weekend. I had my annual heart attack." He chuckled, but of course it isn't really funny. He is doing well and was driving to his rehab physical therapy when he called. To: Gus Keeney ('57) I had not realized Sue is hospitalized here in the Tri-Cities. I didn't get to say hello last night but want you to know my blood type is O neg. If Sue needs donations, please let me know! My loving prayers are with you both. Re: Richard DeVine ('57RIP) I've lost my compuserve mail, so can't be sure of the man who sent in the beautiful remembrance of my younger brother, Richard, but wanted to send an epilogue: Rich left Florida after working at the Fontainbleu Hotel for the winter and spring. Next he worked with our brother, Terry ('52), as the voice of Paul Bunyon at the Trees of Mystery in the Redwood Forest on Hwy. 101, near Klamath and Crescent City, CA. He met a "sweet young thing" there and they fell very much in love. She was 1 year older than he, worked as a Dental Hygienist, and lived in a suburb of Vancouver, B.C. At the time of the fatal car wreck, Rich was enrolled at CBC, taking general courses with an eye toward Business Administration. He and Marilyn were engaged to be married but had not set a date. She and I have continued to keep in touch over the years. Thank you for your very lovely mention of Richard. Although we are all special and unique in the sight of God, truly, Rich was one of a kind. To Randy and Kathy Fulmer: My heart-felt condolences to all the family. Your mother was such a wonderful lady! A treasure to all who knew her. I'm not sure how many years you lived across the street from us on Cottonwood, but we truly loved and appreciated her. -Marilyn "Em" DeVine Dow ('52) ~ Richland - where it is getting downright COLD!! Please note my change of email address. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Marilyn Peddicord Whitley ('53) Hello out there: I have just returned from the class of '53 reunion. My sincere compliments to everyone who planned and put on the weekend. It was very well done. While in town, I tried to contact my classmate Thurley (Jean) Prather McConnell. There was no answer. During the weekend the KC newsletter was delivered, (Lee and I were staying with my mother, now 87... she will be a 70-year grad next year). I noticed that both Jean and Jim's names were on their prayer list. Can anyone tell me what is happening? Thanks very much. -Marilyn Peddicord Whitley ('53) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mary Jones Metcalf ('56) O.K., I'm needing help from some of the awesome grads of Col Hi (it'll never be other than that for me!) as football season is here and I've been mortally injured by Direct TV. Terminal depression has hit as That Company decided to completely change the sports channels available without informing this grandmother that she would be paying the extra football premium but would not have the pleasure of seeing her grandson play for Columbia University. It seems that Pay More Get Less is their policy for this year. They will not be showing any of the Ivy League games and I'm not sure I can survive that deprivation. Anyway, I'm wondering if any of you real football addicts know how I can get these games? The Football Network is supposed to be showing 4 of the games but I can't find a local company that has access. ARRRRRGGGGGGHHHH! Cold turkey will make me a mean old woman. I haven't missed watching my favorite running back since he first donned a #37 jersey for Los Gatos High. Someone should inform the TV mucky-mucks that there is real danger in messing with a grandmother! Any help out there? Or do I need to book my flights now? Thanks for this forum! -Mary Jones Metcalf ('56) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gus Keeney ('57) Re: Sue's Condition Sunday afternoon: Just got a call from the Doctor and he says that he found the tumor that was the cause of the blood loss. He's conferring with a Dr. Kincaid who will do the surgery to remove it in the next day or so. Looks like all those "Bomber Prayers" are really paying off. This is the best news that we have heard in two weeks. Thanks again all. -Gus Keeney ('57) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Larry Mattingly ('60) Re: Location of Hillsboro Jay Siegel ('61) pointed out that Hillsboro is in NW OR near Portland not NE as I mistakenly wrote the other day. Duuhh, sorry bout that. By the way, congratulations to Jay who just passed the test and is now a WA State Licensed Pyrotechnician. "Happiness is the sky in bloom" -J Larry Mattingly ('60) ~ just before boarding a plane at Sea Tac. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jay Siegel ('61) Re Fireworks shows For all of you Bombers in the North Kitsap area in Washington, there are going to be two nice fireworks shows. One will be Tuesday night and will be fired from the reservation land adjacent to Indianola on Jefferson Point. The second show will be Thursday and fired from a barge in Port Madison. The great thing about shows at this time of the year is that they can be fired early - between 8:30 and 9:30. I hope that some of you are able to enjoy these shows with me. Clear blue skies and warm, gentle breezes -Jay Siegel ('61) ~ Poulsbo, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: John Adkins ('62) Re: Club 40 Pictures The Club Forty gathering this past week end was the most well attended in the history of the organization. Congratulations to Bert Pierard and his crew for this resounding success. I have approximately 100 pictures that I took throughout the course of the weekend - and I have promised to prepare a CD slide show of the event. To make this a truly successful presentation I need more pictures. Pictures that present more than one view of the weekend - pictures that show more than just where I was and just what I saw. I need your pictures. If you took pictures during the Club 40 gathering and would be willing to share your pictures with the rest of Club 40 and also share their pictures in your own collection, here is your chance. If your took pictures with a digital camera, simply "burn" your pictures to a CD and mail it to me. If you wish I will return your CD to you. If you used an analog camera, simply have the processor place your pictures on a CD in addition to the prints you request. Then send either that CD or a copy of that CD to me. If you wish I will return your CD to you. I would like to have this slide show ready to deliver by the end of September, so please get these pictures to me in the best time you can. My mailing address is: John Adkins - 2409 Boulder - Richland, WA. 99352. If you need more information contact me. As soon as I have the photo presentation ready, I will announce it here in the Sandstorm - and take orders. I do know the price will be $10.00 for the CD. That includes the cost of a blank cd - a cd case - the labels - the mailing labels - the ink to print all of that - the mailing envelope - and mailing costs, and of course the pictures and the presentation. It's pretty much a "cost recovery" project. Please help us out here, the more pictures the better the result. -John Adkins "62" ~ Richland - we're getting a little rain tonight ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Earl Bennett ('63) To: Larry Mattingly ('60) I don't think we were acquainted as Bombers, as you graduated the year before I entered the hallowed halls of Columbia High School. I've also never had an opportunity to view one of your displays, but I keep hoping. I just have to congratulate your son, and you by proxy, on his custody results. I am too familiar with how the courts bend over backwards to avoid terminating maternal custody. Unfortunately for our son, his ex-wife's drug abuse was during her mid-to- late-teen years, before they got together, but the emotional residue eventually resulted in her leaving with their son, our grandson, when he was three (now almost 8). His mother seems to have mellowed a bit in the intervening 5 years, but still makes irresponsible decisions (in spite of having remarried two years ago) and doesn't recognize how her son's attitudinal and behavioral problems are mirror images of her own. When he spends six weeks with our son (and my wife watches him while our son has to be at work and I get to revisit my childhood helping him build a tree house), we send him home a much more respectful and reasonable kid than he arrives. Of course, each year it takes longer to smooth him out. Your granddaughter is lucky that your son had the persistence to work it through the legal system. Unfortunately, our son's ex-wife is not such a bad mother that a court would have grounds for rescinding her custody -which our son agreed to before he could have known she would take him to Florida (from Virginia, where we live, about an 18-hour drive at the speed limit). If I remember correctly, a while back you also told us of your daughter's victory over cancer after a long, hard struggle requiring much faith and persistence as well. You raised strong kids - well done, Dad. Regards, ecb3 - experiencing an early taste this weekend of the beautiful weather characteristic of late September/early October in central Virginia - sunny, high 70s, lower humidity. -Earl Bennett ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jim House ('63) Finally, after 40 years, I am moving back to the Northwest. I have loaded the motor home with the four things that are dearest to me: my wife, dog, Green n' Gold stuff and a basketball (Not necessarily in that order). You will not receive trip reports from me. My copilot, who is not the most accomplished map reader, has provided simple directions. "Drive up until you hit I-90 and then turn left...I think." Adios Texas! -Jim House ('63) ~ XT ,notsuoH (in the rear view mirror) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Susan Hurst ('65) Re: Who lost their Class of '66 Golf Ball at Twin Rivers? I had a surprise today at Twin Rivers Golf course in Fall City, WA. My husband was off in the brambles to the right of the first fairway looking for his lost golf ball, when he said, "Look at this, I found a golf ball from Roosevelt High School." Then he said, "Oh no, it has a mushroom cloud on it, it must be from Richland High School." At that point, I took possession of this golf ball which indeed has our mushroom cloud with the R and says RHS '66 above the cloud and 35th Reunion below the R. I retired this ball which looks brand new, but couldn't resist writing about it. What a unique memento from a reunion! I wonder if any other classes have done something similar? It is only a year off for me, so I'll enjoy it. Another Richland grad besides Ann Thompson, aka 'Anna May Wann ('49) must also play out at Twin Rivers. Ann and I were both in the ladies club but only really met after I figured out by reading the Alumni Sandstorm who she really was. -Susan Hurst ('65) ~ cloudy Woodinville, WA... but no rain yet. Hopefully, there will be no rain on Monday at Williows Run Golf Course so I can get in my round there. Then it can rain for the rest of the week ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Susie Smith Nelson ('67) Does anyone have Peg Kestel Hume's ('67) email address? I have somehow lost it when I got my new computer in December and with all these forest fires have been concerned about her. I would appreciate it. Thanks -Susie Smith Nelson ('67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Louie Yesberger ('67) & Connie Leyson Yesberger ('69) Calling Jeff Curtis ('69)... calling Jeff Curtis ('69) (Can you hear me now?) -Louie Yesberger ('67) & Connie Leyson Yesberger ('69) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/09/03 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 8 Bombers sent stuff: Anna May Wann ('49), Dickie Roberts ('49) Gus Keeney ('57), Vera Smith ('58) Jim Hamilton ('63), Dennis Haskins ('66) Lori Simpson ('70), Barbara Maffei ('70) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER LUNCHES 'n stuff (in order of appearance) 09/13 Portland/Vancouver Lunch 09/14 Puget Sound Lunch 09/15 1940's LADIES and SPOUSES More information: www.calsnet.net/All_Bombers Click the lunch you want to know about. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ann Thompson, aka Anna May Wann ('49) Re: Golfing Bombers What a wonderful weekend. Had great golfing partners and they didn't complain, to my face, about how bad I am. Found out that we have another Bomber at Twin Rivers. Baret Ann McIntyre Gibson ('53). Met her husband, Hal ('53) who knew my husband at Sea First in the University District. Found out that Dale Gier ('48) coached the new Husky football coach, who attended CBC. Visited with Jean Williamson Dreher ('49), Rex Davis ('49), Dick ('49) and Bonnie Harris (promised them that Patti Jones Ahrens ('60)and I would attend a Wenatchee luncheon one of these days). Got to visit with LaVerne Knox ('48) and met his girl friend. You people that don't attend these wonderful, well-planned reunions have no idea what you are missing. Sunday went over and visited with Ray Conley ('46) for about two hours. He starts radiation today on lower spine. Please start that prayer chain going for him. He could use all of our prayers right now. Shared dinner table with the McCoys (who knows what year any more) Gordy Wier ('47) and Roy Thomas ('47). Finished our weekend with a trip to the Spudnut shop and squished ourselves into a small booth. Hopefully Maren's pictures will turn out and you can see what I mean. [I'll get them up tomorrow! -Maren] Hope to see many of you before another year runs out. -Ann Thompson, aka Anna May Wann ('49) ~ We finally have rain in Bothell, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dickie Roberts ('49) I hope everyone sees the movie, "Dickie Roberts". I need the money! -Dickie Roberts ('49) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gus Keeney ('57) Re: Sue's Condition Just came home to get something to eat. Sue Had 4 tumors removed in two sections of the small intestines. The Doctor said that will get her back so she could eat something in a week or so. The Bad news is that there was so many other tumors that were inoperable in her abdomen. He said he couldn't tell us how much time she had left. We had talked about this before and at that point she had indicated that she didn't want to go through Chemo another time. All I can hope for her is that she can be kept free of Pain and live life to the fullest from now until the end. She will be in Kennewick General Hospital for about another 5 days. Then we will stay with Dick & Jane Stephens until she can travel back to our home in Yuma. That's all for now. Thank you all for your prayers and notes. -Gus Keeney ('57) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Vera Smith Robbins ('58) Re: Class of '58 reunion Just wanted to say how great the Class of '58 reunion was and commend all those that worked on the committee: Dan Noble, Sue Garrison Pritchett, Glen Rose and wife Carol Rose (NAB), Mary Pat Keegan King, Barb Isakson Rau, Judy Crose Snowhite, Sandy Van Wey Haisch, Chuck Diettrich, Jim Smith, Dennis Barr, Susie Seeburger Thiss, Jerry Irwin, Jan Mulroy Wick, Jim Wendland and Carolyn Flora Hoey. You all did a great job in making out 45th reunion a fun time. Thanks to all of you. -Vera Smith Robbins ('58) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jim Hamilton ('[63) Jim House, the Conscience of all things Green and Gold, would be well advised to review the lessons learned by Frank Osgard ('63WB) on his unsuccessful trek to R2K. As someone who is about to pledge a "community property state", don't forget to keep an eye on the map. I think Frank's heartburn started about the same time the T-Rex entered Iowa, but I can't be sure. Draw a straight line from "Tejas" to Washington and plan on visiting three states on each side, would be my advice. On second thought, the old saw about a Second Lieutenant with a map and a compass might still be dead on. jimbeaux -Jim Hamilton ('[63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dennis Haskins ('66) As the summer is coming to an end, I thought you might enjoy seeing pictures of OUR BIG POOL as it ended a year ago, 1992. Looking from the north through the bushes toward the pool [link no longer works] The last days looking east [link no longer works] A sight from the Sheeran house looking east [link no longer works] Plowed over! [link no longer works] -Dennis Haskins ('66) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Lori Simpson Hogan ('70) It's with sad news that I report our dear friend and fellow 1970 classmate George Dana passed away on Saturday morning 9-6-03. He had been battling cancer for about 2 years. He will be greatly missed by all whose hearts he touched. The services will be on Saturday, Sept. 13th at Christ the King Church in Richland, at 1pm. The obituary should be in tomorrow's Tri-City Herald. -Lori Simpson Hogan ('70) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Barbara Maffei Walker ('71) I have just been told by my parents, who still live in Richland, that George Dana, Jr. ('70) died on Saturday. My condolences to the family. -Barbara Maffei Walker ('71) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/10/03 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 9 Bombers and 1 funeral notice today: Keith Maupin ('47), Ralph Myrick ('51) Marguerite Groff ('54), Pam Swain ('61) Helen Cross ('62), Deedee Willox ('64) Carolyn Moore ('65), John Allen ('66) Mike Davis ('74) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Donna Fredette ('65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Keith Maupin ('47) Re: Mary Treim Mowery ('47) Mary was admitted Saturday (9/6) at Kadlec Hospital with acute pancreatis and was operated on Monday. She is recovering and doing well. Her room at this time is 2011. We all wish her well. -Keith Maupin ('47) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ralph Myrick ('51) To: All Bombers Re: Darcy Baker (RIP) I was just informed that Darcy Baker, teacher at Marcus Whitman, died Monday night. I don't know the reason for her death. Some of you later dudes that went to Marcus might have had her as a teacher. Such a waste. Another good teacher gone! -Ralph Myrick ('51) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Marguerite Groff Tompkins ('54) If you see any of the photos from Club 40 - among the attendees you may see me with my wonderful neck brace (had neck surgery 8/8). I would like to have taken it off for both Friday and Saturday nights, but decided I'd best wait until my doctor gives his blessing for removing it. At least it was an attention getter. Just want to let all of you from '54 know how much fun we all had at Club 40. We had a lot more attendees from our class than ever before - and some of them have never attended a '54 reunion. I'm hoping this means they will honor us with their presence for the big "50" next year. There were several photos taken both nights as well as group photos of all the attendees from our class. I'm sure someone will post some photos on this site before too long. There were some missing in the group photo taken Saturday that attended on Friday night only. Of course, all this is leading to the subject of our 50th reunion next year. Please make your plans as soon as you can. Plans right now are for us to celebrate with Club 40, September 10, 11 & 12. Information will start coming out soon. What we need from all of you is to make sure your e-mail address is correct on our class web page. http://richlandbombers.1954.tripod.com/ At the top of our web page, you can request to change or add e-mail address. That will make it easier for communicating with you. I would also appreciate having an update on your snail mail address. Remember it's been 5 years since we corresponded with you by snail mail. If you have moved since then, or, if you have never received mail from us, please send me the address via e-mail. ALSO, if you are not on the mailing list for the THE BOMBER DustStorm Newsletter, go to the Club40 website at: RichlandClub40.org and find out how you can join Club 40 and receive the Newsletter (published twice a year) all for only $5. There will be reunion information in the Newsletter as well as what you will receive from the 50th Reunion Committee. We are excited about next year. We do not have any formal committee yet - but are looking for any input from you. More information to come once we get an e-mail address list set up. Make 50th our biggest and best yet! -Marguerite Groff Tompkins ('54) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Pam Swain Johnson ('61) Re: Tracing your roots This is a follow up to questions in the Alumni Sandstorm days ago. I have been involved in moving out of a house I lived in for 35 years so have been out of touch and out of my mind. For those of you who are tracing your Indian heritage, especially Cherokee and Creek, you might check into the registry of Indians families who made it to Oklahoma and were allotted land with mineral rights. This became an important issue after the discovery of oil in that state. My aunt and uncle who bought 20 acres northwest of Bartlesville, OK, have several pumping wells on the land that belong to the original Indian families who sold the land sans mineral rights. The Creek Council House in Okmulgee, Ok, has kept detailed records of that tribe's history. As to the Trail of Tears. The Cherokees, the Creeks, et al, occupied their land but never conceived of the Western concept of land ownership. When push came to shove, they got shoved. A simplistic version of that shameful event, I know, but it illustrates one of the major differences in cultural makeup. The Alaskan Native Claim Settlement Act in Alaska tried to address these differences, with some success and some failure. Well, people, there's our little history lesson for today. -Pam Swain Johnson ('61) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) To: Jim House ('63) Good luck to you on your drive north and west with the motor home, and congratulations on your return to the northwest. I know you'll make it, despite your map reader's limitations, as we have seemed to survive although I will suggest to my husband he adopt your kind assessment and description. As I am the "limited" map reader in our family, and my husband won't pull over and read the map until it's too late (in my opinion). -Helen Cross Kirk ('62) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Deedee Willox Loiseau ('64) Re: Big Pool pics To: Dennis Haskins ('66) That pool was such a big part of our lives. I don't think we realized at the time what a nice pool it was. I have memories of many happy days swimming in the heat that used to be Richland's summer (a little taste of it this summer). So thanks for sharing your pics with us. Only one question. Where is the pic of that ridiculous thing they put in it's place? I had heard it was small, but when I saw it, I gasped! I can't believe they would replace such a great pool with such a tiny one. Seeing is believing, so I just kept looking at it in amazement. -Deedee Willox Loiseau ('64) ~ Burbank, WA - where it rained so hard yesterday, I had to replace the wiper blades on my Toyota; thought for a minute that I was in Seattle! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Carolyn Moore ('65) We are asking for prayers for Shirley Moore ('70) who will be undergoing a very serious operation on her neck this Friday 9/12 at 8:00 a.m. She will be in the hospital in Vancouver, WA. Her twin sister, Nancy, and I will be there with her. Thank you for your prayers. -Carolyn Moore ('65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: John Allen ('66) To: Jim Hamilton ('63) At risk of sounding a little touchy on the subject, Jimbeau (you really need to drop the "x"), I strongly suspect that the old dig about the dangers of a second lieutenant with a map and compass was begun as the result of some typical Squid or Jet Jockey Officer Training Course. At worst, it may have begun at some basic branch course for Army Finance, AG, Medical Service, or JAG Corps officers. I know that in the late '60s/early '70s, the Benning School for Boys was doing a da*n fine job of teaching young Infantry Officers not only where they going, but how to get there. I suspect the other Combat Arms Schools were doing an equally fine job. To this day, I can not only teach at least six hours of Land Nav off the top of my head (including such esoteric subjects as intersection, resection, and whether to add or subtract the declination angle when converting from a magnetic to grid azimuth or vice versa), I can actually get from point "A" to point "Z" and all twenty four intermediate points without the use of roads or road signs. That's all just in case an EMP does in the micro-circuitry of present day hand held GPS units. While I had no experience at Quantico, I did have some experience with a fair amount of their product, and on that basis alone, I'd be inclined to give LT House ('63) the benefit of the doubt. HOOOOOAH!! :-) ---De Oppresso Liber, -John Allen ('66) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Davis ('74) We lost one of the good ones when George Dana ('70RIP) passed away on Saturday. George always made me laugh and was forever in a good mood. When you were around George you couldn't help but feel up-beat. My thoughts and prayers go out to the Dana family. We'll miss you, G. Rest peacefully. -Mike Davis ('74) ******************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Funeral Notice scanned from the TCHerald by Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) >>George W. Dana, Jr. ('70) ~ 1/11/52 - 9/6/03 FuneralNotices.tripod.com *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ EXTRA ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Re: Blood For Lana "Sue" Keeney (Bomber by Marriage) >>From: Gus Keeney ('57) If there is anyone out there who could donate blood, we could use some in the name of Lana Sue Keeney. She has used six units already of A-Pos, but the Red Cross says they can take any type for replacement. Thank all of you in Bomberland for the landslide of responses and flowers. Gus Keeney ('57) ******************************************** ******************************************** Red Cross Information: The Richland Donor Center 447 Wellsian Way HOURS: Wednesday and Thursday ~ 3pm to 7pm Friday and Saturday ~ 9am to 1pm Donors can call 1-800-757-9691 for an appointment. The Richland Center has cards that donors can pick up and send to Lana Sue. ******************************************** ******************************************** It has come to the Alumni Sandstorm Editor's attention that there is a critical blood shortage in the Pacific Northwest region as they only have a one-day supply on hand. We, as Bombers, can help by giving blood in Lana Sue's name. Even if you don't live in the PNW, you can still give blood in Lana Sue's name. Let's show the Red Cross what Bombers can do!!! Bomber cheers, Maren *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/11/03 ~ WE REMEMBER ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 15 Bombers sent stuff: Larry Christenson ('54), Millie Finch ('54) Barb Isakson ('58), Gus Keeney ('57) Burt Pierard ('59), Patti Jones ('60) John Browne ('61), Helen Cross ('62) Joe Ford ('63), Peg Sheeran ('63) Bob Grout ('66WB), Tami Schuchart ('68) Betti Avant ('69), Peggy Hartnett ('72) Heidi Davis ('00) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Larry Christenson ('54) Re: Gus Keeney's ('57) Wife I can't give blood due to a high amount of medication that I have to take daily but I can pray for a speedy and full recovery and will. -Larry Christenson ('54) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Millie Finch Gregg ('54) Re: BOMBER CHEERS TO ALL What a wonderful Reunion weekend. I just hope that everyone had as good a time as I did. I saw so many faces that I had not seen in 49 years! Yike!! But everyone seemed to be having a good time, and I believe this is the best turnout we have ever had. The class of '54 just got geared up for our big 50 next year. So all of you classmates who didn't see fit to join us this year - make your plans now. Thanks so much to the committee who saw that this all happened. I know it is a "ton" of work, and I am so appreciative, even though Burt decided to give my friend the [door] prizes instead of me!! Oh well, I will try again next year. Thanks to everyone who stopped by to say hello and just know I love you all and wish you continued health and happiness and will see ya next year - or every day in the Sandstorm. Thanks Maren for your hard work, and it was good to see ya again. Bomber Cheers, -Millie Finch Gregg ('54) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Barb Isakson Rau ('58) Re: Lost items at Club 40 Reunion ~ A purple scarf ~ Glasses with one glass out of the frame ~ (not sure what to call this) a camouflage bag ~ throw-away camera See me or email me. Thank you, -Barb Isakson Rau ('58) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gus Keeney ('57) Burt Pierard ('59) brought 4 Donor Cards by this evening. I am getting to cry a lot easier these days and this did it again!!! Thanks to everyone who donates and to the ones that try and can't for any reason. Thanks again Bombers, -Gus and Sue ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Burt Pierard ('59) Re: Bomber Blood Drive Update Those of you who saw the "Sandstorm Extra" yesterday know that a nation-wide Blood Drive has been launched in (Lana) Sue Keeney's name. The way this works is for Bombers (and attached people) to donate a pint of blood at your local Red Cross facility and get a card from them that you can address, stamp & send to Sue. This lets Sue know that you "bled" for her. Nation-wide blood supplies are always critically low at the end of the summer. Some blood types in the Pacific Northwest are down to just a one day supply!!!! The Drive got started a little late in the day on Wednesday but the Richland Red Cross got 4 units for Sue (one other Bomber lady tried her best, bless her heart, to donate but the blood just wouldn't flow). I took the Wednesday cards over to Sue (saves postage & time) and I will do the same for the Thursday, Friday & Saturday donations. The hours for the Richland Red Cross (located at 447 Wellsian Way) are 3:00 - 7:00 PM, Wed. & Thurs., and 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM, Fri. & Sat. Those of you who are non-locals can call 1-800-757-9691 to find a location close to you and make an appointment to donate. As mentioned earlier, non-locals will have to address & stamp their cards. Send them to: Lana Sue Keeney Kennewick General Hospital Room 2260 900 S. Auburn Kennewick, WA 99336 I doubt that Jim House ('63) & Ray Stein ('64) can participate in this Drive since their blood would come out Green & Gold but the rest of us sure can! Bomber Bleeder Cheers, -Burt Pierard ('59) ~ Richland ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [http://nwblood.redcross.org - Pacific Northwest blood levels.] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) Re: Puget Sound Area/Fife Luncheon No reservations necessary! If you would like you can email me you will be at the luncheon. DATE: September 14, 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 - Rain is finally here to clear out the dryness. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: John Browne, Jr. ('61) Re: joys of the open road! It's true that proper military training WILL hone the "where & how" skills of navigation (as Mr. Allen elaborated, with great precision). Mr. House also has the distinct advantage of knowing WHY he travels, as well... certainly a great inducement on 'getting it right'! Re: the "Trail of Tears" A publication of the Oregon Council for the Humanities turned up during my visit with an old friend in Portland this past weekend "The First Oregonians" (1991). It chronicles the similar roundup, displacement & relocation of the many tribes in the Oregon country, with an eye towards clearing them from the Willamette Valley & relocating them to the 'useless' parts of the coast (Not the Rogue R. area, where gold had been found- a bit farther N). There were at least 4 major linguistic groups involved in this.. homogenization of clans; and the removal of those from the Rogue River area to the new rez N of the Yaquina R had a similar flavor of misery & despair to the accounts of the Cherokee experience. The area allotted was over 1 million acres, in the 1850s. It was whittled down to a few hundred by the 1950s, & eliminated in 1967 or thereabouts. (My first vague comprehension of this 'local history' came one afternoon in Yachats, about a block E of Hwy 101 S of the pioneer cemetery, where my job had been to dig a grave in an area that prevented the use of a backhoe. The sign, placed by the Oregon Historical Society, stated that the Yachats agency had been closed on the site of the cemetery in 1875, & the Indians moved to Siletz, .."so that whites could settle there..." a pretty succinct message, by golly!) My friend had 2 copies of this sofback book (both from the bins of the Goodwill), & he sent one home with me. It will surely come in handy, anytime my desire for a lump in the throat & wet face becomes uncontrollable... the pictures, alone, sometimes produce that effect. ^..^ To: John Northover ('59) hmmm, maybe our great great grands were neighbors! They had a homestead that included the Stadium HS site- kinda the N end of downtown Tacoma, which they craftily traded for 80 acres of Chehalis R bottom (called Baw Faw Prairie) long before anyone realized the bright future of the City of Destiny on Commencement Bay. Ahh, well... the soil IS pretty thin on the bluff... nice view, though. ^..^ -JHBrowne, Jr. ('61) ~ Vashon Island, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) Yes, I need to face the music, WSU did lose to Notre Dame, and it must have been the luck of the Irish, as WSU was doing so well til the fated 3rd quarter. We did have fun at the game, we got up there with just enough time to tail-gate along with the other 80 some thousand fans. My husband did run into some people we know from Seattle, but except for our non- Bomber friends who came with us from Issaquah, I didn't see anyone I know, but there were lots of crimson and gray shirts in the crowd. The Notre Dame fans were nice who were sitting around us, and we did enjoy seeing the human countdowns of the score after one of them pointed it out from our wonderful end-zone seats. We're having wonderful fall weather back here with no humidity now. Re: Blood for Sue Keeney I am so sorry, after living in England for 3 years, we can no longer give blood. My husband has a rare kind too, but I guess the Hoof and Mouth thing is what scares them off. -Helen Cross Kirk ('62) ~ back home in Indiana ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Joe Ford ('63) Re: Bombers in unexpected places Folks; Last Sunday afternoon, yours truly was half way through a bicycle ride on the Chehalis Western Trail, standing along side the trail in Rainier, Thurston County, WA, 16 miles southeast of Olympia. A voice called out my name, and two people streaked by on a beautiful Cannondale tandem bike. I gave pursuit, and slowly caught up with Janet Glover ('65) and her partner Wade, who set a very peppy pace. They've ridden the Seattle-to-Portland tour on the tandem, and are experienced and fit cyclists. We rode along for a while, chatting, until the rain started. They stopped to don rain-gear, and having none myself, I pushed on another 45 minutes to the cars, arriving soaked and streaked with trail dirt. Janet and Wade pulled into the parking lot a few minutes later and we talked again. Wonderful as always to see old friends. Nice ride, BTW, and a happy circumstance. It's not surprising, actually, since Janet lives in Olympia, and we run into one another now and then. Another entry for the "Bombers in unexpected places" department. -Joe Ford ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Peg Sheeran Finch ('63) Re: Big Pool Pictures Just looked at Dennis Haskins' ('66) pictures of the old pool, and was surprised to see the view from "The Sheeran's house"... It brought back the memory of our car, (parked in the driveway), rolling backwards, down the hill, through the fence, and stopping short of the pool. Don't even remember if it was full of kids or not - no one was hurt - but it was an exciting event in our lives. Wonder if any of our alumni remember that day, or if they were in the pool at the time. -Peg Sheeran Finch ('63) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Betcha Mike pushed it!!!! *GRIN* -Maren} ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob Grout ('66WB) Re: Sept. 11, 2003 Let' not forget It's been two years now. As a Fireman and Veteran I'm passing this web site to alumni to sit back and realize what happened that Day. Make sure you have sound. http://www.thincgrafx.com/movie.html -Bob Grout ('66WB) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Tami Schuchart Keller ('68) To: Dennis Haskins ('66) Dennis, Thank you so much for the pictures of the "Big Pool". I have read in the Sandstorm about the change but have not given it much thought as I have not seen it for myself. The pictures brought back such wonderful memories from the time I was just a small child. My father brought me and my three sisters there almost daily in the summer. We had such fun playing as a family. My father, no matter how busy he was with two jobs trying to provide for us the best he could, always found the time to spend time with his girls and make us feel special. The "big pool" is one of my favorite memories and as I became a teenager it provided me with many, many summer boyfriends - I love Richland and miss it so much. Thank you again, Dennis! Sincerely, -Tami Schuchart Keller ('68) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Betti Avant ('69) Re: I really am back again This time I really am back again. After a few weeks of woes with my computer (I had gone with a new server) everything is fine once again. Though when I awoke this morning the power had gone off sometime during the night and I had left my computer on to run a virus scan. Thank goodness for my surge protector or I may not be sending this today. My sincere sympathies to the families of our recently departed Bombers. -Betti Avant ('69) ~ Goodland, KS - where we had some rain last night, but not enough to save some of the dry land crops ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Peggy Hartnett ('72) Re: Blood Shortages I don't know how you feel about these things but if you have traveled in Europe much, you may not be able to give blood. There is no test for Mad Cow Disease. Between the time I went to school and lived there and the trips I made since then, I was over the allotment for how much time you could have spent in Western Europe in the last 20 years! It reminds me of the late '80s, early '90s when you had to back up your own blood prior to surgery because of AIDS fear. As my family will tell you, I may not be the most stable person on the planet but I haven't started ranting or mooing excessively yet. I don't mean to make light of a serious disease, but since they don't know how long it can incubate or how it is transmitted, they are taking this approach. One person told me the 20 year mark was somewhat arbitrary but that is the rule. I just keep thinking of all the service men and women who are sent to Germany and other places and are now out of the donor loop. Seems like a tough call any way you look at it. I just think a call to the Red Cross before you go is a good idea, there are many places that have been flagged, it may save you time and frustration. The key is this, if your accumulated total time in the UK is more than 3 months or 6 months for the rest of Europe, from 1980 to 1996, you are not going to be able to donate blood. -Peggy Hartnett ('72) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Heidi Davis Mortensen ('00) Re: Memories of George Dana ('70RIP) George Dana was a friend of my father's. It was not too long after we lost my father, Steve "Bear" Davis ('72RIP), that George's father passed away. My sister and I, being the mature 5 and 3 year olds that we thought we were, begged our mom to let us make him some food because soooo very many people did the same for us. After trying for several weeks, and eating several rounds of food intended for George, we finally got a hold of him. He explained that he had been staying with his mother, and helping out over at her house. We insisted he come to dinner at our house. I'm surprised the poor man ever spoke to us again! LOL! As we were sitting at dinner my sister, who had a cold, sneezed and well....., let's just say it wasn't pretty! Now at this time, George was still a fairly young bachelor, and didn't know how to react. Even I, as a 5 year old thought his expression was hilarious! After dinner, my completely un-shy sister climbed up in his lap. For about ten minutes she sat there silently just staring at his teeth in amazement. At the time our mother had been teaching us about horses. Finally, she says, "You must be really OLD!!!!" My mom asked Sarah ('02) what she was talking about, and she explained, "Mommy you said that how big their teeth are tells you how old they are." Everyone started cracking up as my mom explained to poor George that she was referring to what she had learned about horses. He very fondly forever more became the horse-tooth man in my family. He was always very good to my sister and I when we were very young, and will be greatly missed. -Heidi Davis Mortensen, Class of 2000 *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/12/03 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 12 Bombers (1 Anonymous) sent stuff: Dick McCoy ('45), Claris Van Dusen ('48) Gloria Willett ('56WB), Mike Bradley ('56) Gus Keeney ('57), Burt Pierard ('59) Ed Wood ('62), John Adkins ('62) Jeff Curtis ('69), Mike Davis ('74) Shelley Williams ('84), Anon Bomber ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER LUNCHES 'n stuff (in order of appearance) 09/13 Portland/Vancouver Lunch 09/14 Puget Sound Lunch 09/15 1940's LADIES and SPOUSES Lunch More information: www.calsnet.net/All_Bombers Click the lunch you want to know about. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dick McCoy ('45) I wish to thank the Sandstorm contributors for the info on Mary Triem Mowery ('47) who is very ill and in the hospital. I thought she was under the weather at the Club 40 party... not her usual happy self. She is a dear old buddy, and a founder of Club 40. Mary, if you read this, get well and we will see you soon. Love, -Dick McCoy ('45) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Claris Van Dusen Troutman ('48) Re: 2003 Club 40 Reunion Party To: Burt Many, many thanks for organizing a great gathering for the special reunion classes. Everyone sure had a great time. I saw some folks I hadn't seen since high school! (That was sure a few years ago!) Read in the September 10 Sandstorm that Mary Triem Mowrey ('47) had to go to the hospital on Saturday. What a shocker! I had a great visit with her on Friday evening, too. Can anyone tell me how she is doing now, and where I can send a silly get well card? I know she wasn't feeling very well on Friday, but didn't realize she was so sick. Is she still in the hospital? Please keep me posted. And a bunch of thanks, too, Burt for arranging that special birthday tribute to my brother Bud (Van). He really enjoyed it (in spite of what he might say!) and had a big grin on his face the rest of the evening and after we got home (to our friend's place in Pasco). He says he won't go back next year ----- but, we'll see. He was embarrassed, but that was good for him. Just received the lyrics today via e-mail from the quartet and have sent it on to Bud. Many happy Bomber Cheers to you and all who attended this great party. -Claris Van Dusen Troutman ('48) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gloria Willett Green ('56WB) Re: Long Marriage I guess I might as well add my marriage to the list of successes. My husband and I have been married for 44 years. Will Green and I met during my sophomore year of college and married the summer before my senior year. We have two fantastic kids. Re: Spudnuts v KK The real reason I am writing today, though, is that the Spudnut vs. Krispy Kreme debate has hit Arkansas. Many people have written the paper thrilled over the fact that Arkansas is "finally" getting a Krispy Kreme- -in Little Rock. Those letters were followed by Spudnut supporters bemoaning the fact that there was no way that the KK could hold a candle to the Spudnut, so why couldn't Little Rock get a Spudnut Shop. Since the debate began, I have learned that the one in ElDorado (which I mentioned before in the Sandstorm), is not the only one. Magnolia and Texarkana have that privilege as well. The newspaper column which has printed opinions on the subject is "Paper Trails" by Michael Storey. Since so many Richland Bomber alums have sampled both products, I think it would be a hoot for them to share their opinions with Mr. Storey. Just e-mail him. -Gloria Willett Green ('56WB) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Bradley ('56) Re: Club 40 Reunion My hat is once again off to all of the people who contributed their time to making the Club 40 reunion such a success. I would be very much interested in knowing how many people turned out for both nights. Seemed quite a lot to me and we sure had trouble trying to find seats for the four of us on Saturday night. The highlight was that I got to see my brother and his wife Karen who made the trip up from California just for this event. Had a good time and look forward to going again next year. -Mike Bradley ('56) ~ Kirkland, WA - where it has been raining for most of the day. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gus Keeney ('57) Re: Sue's update Sue was in a little better condition today. Still a lot of pain, but anytime you have abdomen surgery it is a painful recovery. We got some more blood donation cards today. Many, many thanks to all who donate, are donating, Burt P., Missy K.B., and Maren S. for organizing the "Drive". It has been quite an inspiration belonging to This "Bomber Family"!!! Anyway, Sue is looking forward to getting some soft food to eat instead if the IV Feeding she has been getting for almost two weeks. If she can keep the food down then she might be able to leave the hospital on Monday or Tuesday to come home to Jane's (Sue's Cousin) in Richland. Then after she stabilizes we can return to Yuma, AZ. I had to get this quick note out before crashing this evening. Thanks again everyone!!! -Gus & Sue Keeney ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Burt Pierard ('59) Re: Bomber Blood Drive Update First, I would like to apologize for the flippant comment at the end of yesterday's report. I was trying to be funny but as Larry Christianson ('54), Helen Cross Kirk ('62), and Peggy Hartnett ('72) pointed out, there are many reasons (other than Green & Gold blood) that people can't donate to this Drive. Peggy correctly stated "The key is this, if your accumulated total time in the UK is more than 3 months or 6 months for the rest of Europe, from 1980 to 1996, you are not going to be able to donate blood." This is because of fear of Mad Cow Disease transmission. Other reasons for not being able to donate are: donation in the last two months: having had certain diseases like Hepatitis; and as Larry mentioned, being on certain medications. To be sure, call 1-800-214-0441 and ask if you can donate -- it can save you a trip. Now for the update. We got 3 more units of blood donated at the Richland Red Cross today and I took the cards to Sue this evening (Thurs.). Watching her open them, it appeared that everyone had taken the time to include a little note wishing her well and she was genuinely moved. Remember the hours at the Richland Red Cross today (Fri.) and tomorrow (Sat.) are 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM. The Richland Red Cross is located at 447 Wellsian Way. Bomber Bleeder Cheers, -Burt Pierard ('59) ~ Richland ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [http://nwblood.redcross.org -- see how the PNW blood supply levels have changed since yesterday! -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ed Wood ('62) Re: Blood shortages There is an unfortunate chronic shortage of blood components for patients in the US and many other countries as well. Many people volunteer to donate during a major crisis such as the one two years ago, but our need is year-round, not just during crisis times. In fact, over collecting during times of crisis can be a serious problem as well. Today, as is normal during this time of year, the blood supply is especially acute. As of August 22, 2003, Americas Blood Centers, who collect roughly half of the nations blood supply, reported that 52% of blood centers nationwide held inventories of two days supply or less. The problem is particularly acute in the southern U.S., where 40% reported supplies of one day or less. When that happens, elective surgeries can be canceled, and extraordinary expenses are incurred when the few rare units are couriered from where they may be banked to where they are needed. The American Red Cross operates a number of blood collection centers, and all together, they collect just under 1/2 of all the blood donated in this country. In Richland, for example, this is done at American Red Cross Blood Services, 447 Wellisan Way. In Lakewood, CO, where I live, it's done by Bonfils Blood Center All the blood collection organizations (with very few exceptions), belong to the American Association of Blood Banks. They have a web site, http://www.aabb.org that you can access to learn more about the process of blood donation and supply, as well as to learn where your local blood center can be found. I'm finishing my third year as a member of the Board of Directors of the AABB, and will attend their annual meeting in San Diego this fall. To: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) Your story describes one of the reasons we have shortages. In its effort to ensure blood components are as safe as possible, perfectly healthy donors may be "deferred" if they fit into certain risk categories. The deferral may be temporary. For example a person who has vacationed in Costa Rica will be deferred for a period of time long enough to ensure there can be no trace of undetected malaria. Malaria cannot remain in the blood undetected for long, so a temporary deferral is a useful safeguard for the blood supply. The deferral may be permanent. Anyone such as you who has lived for an extended time in Britain is deferred to ensure nvCJD (Mad Cow Disease) isn't transmitted in the blood. Since science hasn't determined yet how to detect the prions (agents that seem to cause nvCJD), and we don't know how long prions can remain in someone's blood undetected, we use a permanent deferral until such time that science advances. Since advances are being made all the time, be sure to call your local blood center to answer any questions you may have, and to see if you qualify to be a donor. They also will ask a number of required screening questions that seem intrusive, but are designed to detect donors who may be at risk. Fortunately, the testing that is now done will prevent contaminated blood from entering the supply chain, but the deferral process provides not only an additional safeguard, but will limit danger from some things for which there is, as yet, no adequate test, like nvCJD. Because of deferrals, some potential donors are lost. But the real problem is people just not caring, being too busy, procrastinating, lacking motivation, fear, or whatever other reason. As a result, our entire nation's blood supply is provided by less than 4% of the total population! Please do what you can to join the 4% and become a regular donor. Most people donate whole blood, which is then separated into the components needed by patients, such as red cells, plasma, and platelets (mostly for cancer patients). Some people are able to donate two units of red cells at a time, using new equipment now available. Many others make a further commitment to donate platelets, using automated equipment. Regardless of how you choose to donate, please do so regularly. Finally, it may be useful to put to rest some common misconceptions: 1.) There is no way a blood donor can receive an infection by donating blood. Single use, sterile, disposable kits are used once, then discarded. The only place you will see exceptions is in some third world areas where such precautions are not universal. 2.) Blood donation in this country is a volunteer activity - donors are not paid for whole blood or platelets. We began the phaseout of paid blood donors in the mid 1970s and have eliminated paid donations for blood. Paid donations still exist for automated plasma collections, however. -Ed Wood ('62) ~ Lakewood, CO - and we have snow on the mountain peaks already! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: John Adkins ('62) Re: 2003 Club 40 Reunion Photo Album I have over 100 pictures now but I need more MORE PICTURES. Please have your pictures developed with a copy on CD and send me the CD - I will return it to you if you wish. Contact me and I will supply you with the details. This can be a really great shared set of pictures if you only participate. -John Adkins ('62) ~ Richland - some breeze and cooler temperatures ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jeff Curtis ('69) Re: Little League State Champions I attended the Mariners Game at Safeco Field in Seattle Tuesday night to possibly endure another disappointment in the "season of the swoon" that has become part of the baseball tradition is this city but was pleasantly surprised to see a dozen or so youngsters clad in green and gold trot onto the field just before game time. The Mariners were honoring the 2003 State Champion Richland Little League team and their coaching staff. They all lined up at the pitcher's mound while the announcer introduced them and lauded the fans into rousing applause. It was a proud Bomber moment. I caught up with coach Bob Jacobs ('70) shortly thereafter and offered personal congratulations on his team's great accomplishments and told him that the Sandstorm was buzzing about them during their run at the World Championship. Bob and the team seemed understandably elated at all the hub-bub and attention. So, one last congratulations to the team and their coaches for yet another outstanding effort to be enshrined in the trophy case that is the history of Richland athletics. Oh, and the Mariners beat the Rangers 3 - 1 to make it a perfect evening for us all. -Jeff Curtis ('69) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Uncle Mike Davis ('74) I may be a day late but I'd like to wish my oldest niece, Heidi "Little Bear" Mortensen a happy 22nd birthday! My, my, Heidi how you have grown! I can remember when you use to mess those diapers! What was it - about a week ago? I love you, baby, Hope you had a wonderful day! -Uncle Mike Davis ('74) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Shelley Williams Robillard ('84) Re: blood Speaking of blood, We don't have a full time Red Cross donation center in Moses Lake, but every 56 (or whatever it is) days, the blood van rolls into town and my husband and I go donate. Then we go out to dinner. Nice date, huh?! My next donation will be pint 32. I think my husband has a few more than that, he didn't have to take time off for having babies. I would encourage everyone who can to try to donate. The most painful thing, aside from the finger prick to test your iron levels, is telling them your weight! Have a good day all, -Shelley Williams Robillard ('84) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Anon Bomber Maren, Do you know if we can give blood to Lana over on the west side in her name and would it go to her?? -Anon ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [I figure if ONE Bomber asks, there are OTHERS who want to know!!! It's this editor's understanding that the actual blood you give may not go directly to Lana Sue... your blood center should have little (?) cards for you to fill out and send to Sue so that she knows you donated in her name. Send card to: Lana Sue Keeney Kennewick General Hospital Room 2260 900 S. Auburn Kennewick, WA 99336 *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/13/03 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff: Keith Maupin ('47), Burt Pierard ('59) Janet Wilgus ('59), Ed Wood ('62) Roy Ballard ('63), Steve Piippo ('70) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Cathy Clugston Spears ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Paul James Hodson ('05) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Steven Adair (08) BOMBER BIRTHDAY 9/11: Heidi Davis Mortensen ('00) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Keith Maupin ('47) Re: Mary Treim Mowery ('47) update Mary is improving, the bleeding has been stopped, and she is to be transferred to the surgical ward at Kadlec as soon as a bed becomes available. This is a step in the right direction - one step closer to going home, but no date for that as of now (Friday). Cards will be delivered if they are sent to her home [Mary's home address deleted for Mary's privacy... if you want her home address contact Keith at the above email address. -Maren] -Keith Maupin ('47) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Burt Pierard ('59) Re: Bomber Blood Drive Update Four more units were donated at the Richland Red Cross on Friday to bring the local total up to eleven. Today (Saturday) is your last chance to take advantage of the "Pierard Pony Express" (I pick up the unposted cards and deliver them to Sue Keeney). Reminder that today's hours in Richland (447 Wellsian Way) are 9am to 1pm. I think the Drive should continue, considering the critically low supplies nationwide -- you'll just have to mail the cards to Sue. Bomber Bleeder Cheers, -Burt Pierard ('59) ~ Richland ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Janet Wilgus Beaulieu ('59) Hi 'Stormers: Just reading about the club 40 dinners and activities, makes me sorry I missed it. I saw Nancy Jewell (Knutson) today and she told me she saw Betty Baker Culverhouse ('59) and Betsy Fox Vance ('63) and, of course, I said, where was Steve Baker and Macgregor Fox ('58)? Also, just want to let the Club members know that the reason I was not there is because our little 2 year old Granddaughter, Alison, who lives in Seattle had an accident and was burned, so I went to Seattle immediately after getting word... I left at 3:30 a.m. and arrived at 7:00 a.m. before our little one awoke... she was sleeping (aided by morphine) with her "mittens" on her hands---big bandages covering second degree burns on both hands from touching the hot lid of the Weber barbecue!!! Lots of anxious moments and tears and lots of TLC needed because the family also has a one month old baby... Molly. And, midst all of this they were selling their house, having inspections, realtor visits, etc. Things are progressing, some not nice but necessary treatment was done on Saturday... I won't detail this, but Ali is healing well... she has developed quite an attachment to her "mittens", the house has sold and packing has commenced. I certainly hope that next year's Club 40 weekend will be a quiet and uneventful one for us except for the planned activities and frabjous squeals of joy from meeting old friends at the reunion dinners. Can't wait to see the photos. Thanks hugely to whoever took the minutes for me at the breakfast meeting. See you soon. And Gus Keeney ('57), I've been thinking of you and Sue often and wish her the very best in recovery. And, I agree, what a bunch of Bomber love that's been coming your way. -Janet Wilgus Beaulieu ('59) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ed Wood ('62) Re: Directed blood donations There was an anonymous question yesterday asking if blood donated for an individual would go to that individual. That is not generally the practice. Nearly all blood donated in this country is "community" blood, and the local blood center is the steward of the community blood supply, dispensing it as needed. Blood must be matched to the patient's blood type. In addition to matching for one of the 8 major blood types (A+, A-, B+, B-, AB+, AB-, O+, O-), there are a great number of minor blood groups that are important for some, but not all patients. It's a fairly complicated process to ensure the blood is right, so a sophisticated community blood center is the best way to ensure the local blood supply has enough blood of all types for the needs of patients in hospitals in the area served by the blood center. If it is known in advance that a donor's blood is compatible with a patient, it is possible to use "directed donations" in some hospitals and/or blood centers. By this mechanism, a donor and patient know the source and the destination of the blood. This was popular for awhile years ago by people who believed this could provide safer blood than available from the community. Interestingly enough, data collected did not support the notion of greater safety, but it made some people feel better about the process anyway. As a result, directed donations are discouraged by most blood centers who actually may levy an additional charge to deal with the additional paperwork and costs that a directed donation entails. There is very little directed donations being done anymore, but it does exist. The last form of donation is autologous donations. This is where a person, knowing he will be going in for an elective surgery, pre-donates and stores his own blood for use during that surgery. Obviously there is a limit as to how much this can be done, so this too is a rare practice, but one that is better accepted by the medical community than are directed donations. Less than 5% of all blood donated is autologous. -Ed Wood ('62) ~ Lakewood, CO ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Roy Ballard ('63) To: Gus Keeney ('57) I would like to give blood also, I am AB+ but due to being in Mexico this year and I've had malaria I can't give, but I can pray and I have and will be doing more. -Roy Ballard ('63) ~ Richland ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Steve Piippo ('70) Re: George Dana ('70RIP) George drove a huge four door car with fins early in his RHS career and used to take the tank out behind the cemetery on those narrow, bumpy, hilly and twisty dirt roads for some high speed fun. Seems like there were other huge cars too doing the same. As a senior George had a way cool 1957 Chevrolet hard top "Heap of the Week" and cruised the streets. George was a good guy, an original "Bleacher Bum" and all that a Bomber is supposed to be. -Steve Piippo ('70) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/14/03 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 8 Bombers sent stuff: Dick McCoy ('45), Shirley Davis ('56) Craig Buchanan ('57), Linda Sommers ('57) Colleen McDermott ('58) & Pat Crook ('58) Helen Cross ('62), David Rivers ('65) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sheila Ramerman ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Vicki Owens ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Melissa Holmes ('92) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dick McCoy ('45) Re: Club 40 I congratulate Burt Pierard ('59) and his gang for the great party last weekend. It broke all records for attendance, and everyone seemed to have a good time. There even a goodly number of old timers there Fri nite. First thing ya know, this Club 40 thing will catch on. I would also like to thank Dona McCleary Belt ('54) for her moving tribute to those who have graduated to Col Hi in the Sky. -Dick McCoy, from the Tin Can Class of 1945 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Shirley Davis Lawrence-Berrey ('56) Re: Three Cheers to Ed Wood ('62) Ed, You have done a wonderful service to "Bomberland" with your educational entries about the blood donor program. You are so on the mark! Back when Red Cross was still using volunteer nurses for medical histories, I spent many years helping in that capacity and scheduling other volunteer nurses to do the same. I remember the insistence of family members and friends for the directed donations. You are right--too much pressure to answer questions the "right way" instead of the truthful way. The blood was no safer than the community volunteer donor's blood. Giving and saving your own blood is great (a perfect match) providing you have enough time prior to your elective surgery and your general health stays good (like an acceptable iron level) and your doctor orders it for you. Blood is needed here, too. The levels of all types are desperately low. To: Gus Keeney ('57) I wish I could still donate! I'd march right down to our local Red Cross Blood Center and donate in Sue's name. Please tell her my thoughts and prayers are with the both of you. -Shirley Davis Lawrence-Berrey ('56) ~ Parkersburg, WV ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Craig Buchanan ('57) I just got back from visiting Gus Kenney ('57) and his wife at Kennewick General Hospital. It had been decades since I had seen Gus. I much enjoyed seeing him and meeting his dear wife, and talking about years gone by. Gus is spending many hours at his ill wife's bedside. Please continue your prayers and other showings of concern and kindness toward them both. We are standing by you Gus, old classmate. Sincerely, -Craig Buchanan ('57) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda Sommers Evanson ('57) Re: Giving Blood Just another note on the blood donation problems. Our daughter has served in Africa in the Peace Corps and now works for the American Red Cross in Uganda working their blood banks. She has spent 5 of the last 7 years in Africa and can never give blood again in the United States. We have visited twice and have to wait for at least one year after our return and then we are questioned thoroughly. One time I tried to give blood they sent me home until a doctor could review all of the information I had given. The next time I was on heavy antibiotics and refused. Sharing the gift of life is made even more precious and special when you cannot give. -Linda Sommers Evanson ('57) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Pat and Colleen McDermott Crook ('58) Re: Address for Sue Keeney Maren: Could you get an address where we can mail the blood donation cards? We will donate Tues in Spokane and would like to mail the cards that same day. Thank you. Pat and Colleen ('58) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Lana Sue Keeney Kennewick General Hospital Room 2260 900 S. Auburn Kennewick, WA 99336 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) To: Ed Wood ('62) Ed, I've been reading your explanations about blood donations with interest. I've been wondering could I donate blood (unacceptable as it is being because it is might be tainted by English Mad Cow germs) to be held indefinitely for myself, should I ever need blood?? I think that you used to be able to do this, but since mine isn't acceptable, I was wondering if I could do it just for myself. Hard to believe it was a week ago that we were experiencing the WSU defeat in Notre Dame country!! -Helen Cross Kirk ('62) ~ West Harrison, IN - where the little pond is looking pretty nice with the green grass from all the rain we've had this summer, and with low humidity it's pretty nice outside now!! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: David Rivers ('65) Re: Birthday boy 9/14/03 Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh ha... and you thought I forgot... no way... we got another birthday and this one is very special to me. This soon-to-be Bomber is having another birthday and it just seems like he is on his way to be a real star. I just can't believe how fast time flies. His father is one of my dearest friends from the class of '66. His mom, from the class of '69. Every time I see this Skate board star, Bicycle star, Hockey star, motor cycle star, snow board star... I just wonder what he will master next! I think When Johnny Cash sang the song "Daddy sang base"... he got it wrong... this guy is doing all the base singing around his house. Two years ago I got his dad and him shirts at the LA Roadster show... I got his Dad's right... but I bought a "boy's Medium" for him thinking he would grow into it... Joke was on me... he needed a men's medium... this year I didn't even try!... So whatcha think? Time to give Steven Adair ('08) a huge Bomber HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (aren't you proud of me Steven... I didn't call you "Stevie")! -David Rivers ('65) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/15/03 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers and 1 bulldog sent stuff: Ed Wood ('62), Fred Schafer ('63) Mike Davis ('74), Paul Case ('67 bulldog) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER LUNCHES 'n stuff (in order of appearance) TODAY 1940's LADIES and SPOUSES 09/19 Girls of '54 More information: www.calsnet.net/All_Bombers Click the lunch you want to know about. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ed Wood ('62) Re: Long term blood storage To: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) During the late 1980s there were a number of private blood banks set up to collect and store frozen blood for people who wanted to have their own blood available "just in case". This was at a time when the public became disillusioned with the blood "establishment" for permitting HIV/AIDS to get into the blood supply. A lot has changed for the better since then, and only a few of those private blood banks remain. I'm not aware of any in your area. Until adequate screening and assays were developed to prevent HIV blood from entering the blood supply, entrepreneurs set up private blood banks that would draw your blood, separate it into its components, and freeze your red cells for up to 10 years, the maximum allowed for normal storage. They charged fees, usually a one-time blood drawing fee as well as annual storage fees. There were many reasons for these private blood banks not being successful. People objected to the cost, the inconvenience of finding such a private blood bank, a supply in one city couldn't support emergency needs in another, plus the fact that the blood supply was getting safer just as these companies were getting going. At that time I was in the business of selling equipment for blood centers and blood banks, including to some of these private firms. As an experiment I made an offer to my US sales force. They were calling on these private blood banks as part of their regular sales calls, so they knew who they were and where they were. I offered to pay all expenses for any of the sales force who wished to store their own blood in as many cities as they wished where such services were offered. I did this to see if removing most of the obstacles to acceptance of this service could make them successful. I didn't have any takers, and the offer was withdrawn after a few years. And this was with a group of people who were highly educated in the risks and alternatives. That experience convinced me that this business model just wasn't going to work. Donors who may not be eligible to donate blood for the community blood supply are sometimes permitted to donate autologous blood for their own use. This has been done within the context of established community blood centers on an as needed basis. It has been used for example for patients needing blood for a future known surgery, but may have heart problems, they may be underweight, or have other problems that prevent them from making a community donation. The blood center and the hospital need to use extraordinary means to ensure the blood is labeled such that it can only go to the autologous patient for whom it was intended, and that it not enter the normal blood supply. Therefore this is an uncommon practice, but can be accessed if there is a particular medical need. You are close to Hoxsworth Blood Center, an excellent community blood center that offers full services to hospitals in your area. I don't know if they offer the services you have in mind, but if you have a real need for it, I'm sure they would find a way to make it happen. If you're interested, I'd talk directly with Dr. Susan Wilkinson, the COO of the blood center. But I wouldn't advise it for simply routine insurance purposes. I hope that helps. -Ed Wood ('62) ~ Lakewood, CO - licking our wounds from the CU/WSU game yesterday ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Freddie Schafer ('63) Re: 9/13/03 Portland Area Lunch, the usual suspects All Bomber Lunches website Here are the pictures of the luncheon. As you can see, it's the same folks... -Freddie Schafer ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Davis (74) Re: George Dana ('70RIP) Eulogy I attended George Dana's funeral yesterday and would like to thank Vic Marshall ('71) for a very fitting eulogy. Vic, you were able to touch upon the "real" George - his love of family, his unselfishness, his humor, and his big heart. Thank you, Vic. It was very apparent that it came from your heart. -Mike Davis (74) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Paul Case ('67 Bulldog) Re: Donating Blood I haven't seen all of the Sandstorm entries re donating blood, so forgive me if this has already been mentioned. Another way to donate is to consider volunteering to be a bone marrow/stem cell donor. It costs about $75 to have your blood drawn and preliminary testing done. If you are identified as a match for someone all other costs are paid by the patient who receives your stem cells. The information below from the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance web site provides more information. Other helpful web sites are: Seattle Cancer Care Alliance: http://www.seattlecca.org/ Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center: http://www.fhcrc.org/donating/ Many Hutchinson Center patients depend on an anonymous marrow donor for a second chance at life. Those donors provide the transplanted bone marrow or peripheral stem cells that are vital to the hope for healing. If you'd like to help, please join the national registry by contacting one of the following organizations. If you live in Western Washington or Alaska and would like to join the registry, call (206) 292-1897 or 1-800-DONATE1 x1897 or visit the Puget Sound Blood Center web site http://www.psbc.org/ If you live in another area of the United States, call 1-800-MARROW-2 or visit the National Marrow Donor Program. http://www.marrow.org/ -Paul Case ('67 Bulldog married to a beautiful '69 Bomber [Paula Vinther]) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/16/03 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers sent stuff: Joan McDonald ('50), Gus Keeney ('57) Tommy Miller ('58WB), Burt Pierard ('59) Ed Quigley ('62), Helen Cross ('62) Marjo Vinther ('77) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Suzie Gunderson Chiles ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Cathy Moore Hammer ('80) ******************************************** ******************************************** From the OLD ALL Bomber Alumni Guest Book: >>From: Joan McDonald Jensen ('50) Date: Sat Sep 6 21:43:40 2003 Re: my update I graduated from Columbia High in 1950. Worked in the school store '49-'50. Worked at Klopensteins clothing store then and also Richland Jewelers. After graduation I worked as a lab assistance at Hanford testing the radioactive sheep blood for awhile then attended Northwest Nazarene College in Nampa, ID. Married Jim Jensen from Boise in 1952. In l964 My husband and family moved to Anchorage, AK for about 9 years, then we returned to Idaho. We are now semi- retired. My brothers are Stan McDonald ('53) and Gordon McDonald ('56). -Joan McDonald Jensen ('50) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gus Keeney ('57) Re: Sue's Condition Sue is looking better, but the doctor says the cancer has enveloped the main aorta. He doesn't know how much time she has left. We may not get to go south right away. She doesn't take on any food yet. She has a lot of "break through pain" and is on Morphine now. Please pray for her to not have much pain. Thank You again for the Prayers and Blood donations. Burt brought by two more today. Gus ******************************************** ******************************************** From the OLD ALL Bomber Alumni Guest Book: >>From: Thomas A. Miller ('58WB) Date: Sun Sep 7 22:51:28 2003 Re: Does anybody remember me? I went to John Ball Elementary in the late '40s & early '50s i would have graduated in '58, but we moved to Ohio. My brother rev.Morgan Miller was a '53 grad in 1952. At 12 years old, I had the highest batting average (529) in little league baseball in the city (Tri-City Herald sports page read: MILLER LEADS RICHLAND LOOP) Does anybody remember me? -Tommy Miller (58WB) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Burt Pierard ('59) Re: Bomber Blood Drive Update We had two more units donated Saturday (total 13) which was incredible since the Richland Red Cross changed their hours from what I posted Saturday morning. Those two Bombers somehow found their way in and left cards which I took to Sue today and she continues to be touched by the outpouring of love and caring by those in Bomberland. The Drive is continuing so send in those cards. Even if Sue gets discharged (doesn't look like it will happen soon), Kennewick General will forward the cards to her. The address to send your well wishes: Lana Sue Keeney Kennewick General Hospital Room 2260 900 S. Auburn Kennewick, WA 99336 Re: 2003 Club 40 Reunion Pics CD John Adkins ('62) has received about 100 pics (eliminating duplications) for the CD so far. He wants to include at least a 100 more and complete his project by the end of the month. Remember, he needs the pics in .JPG format and sent as a CD or an e-mail attachment. Contact John. Also include a note identifying as many people in your pictures that you can and John will add the names to the pics. This was a record attendance Reunion (we're still counting up how many attended) and we want to record it for posterity. Bomber Cheers, -Burt Pierard ('59) ~ Richland ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ed Quigley ('62) To: Fred Schafer ('63) Re: Most recent Portland/Vancouver Lunch pictures Hey Fred (and anybody else doing so. . .), next time you post pictures, how 'bout sticking the names in there to help those of us who are "perceptively challenged" see through the years? -Ed Quigley ('62) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Go to: http://AllLunches.tripod.com/ -- click the link to "Portland" and you will see links to pictures of a number of previous Portland/Vancouver lunches -- most of those pictures have names on them. -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) To: Ed Wood ('62) Thanks Ed, for your informed answers. -Helen Cross Kirk ('62) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Marjo Vinther Burt ('77) To: The class of '77 With Maren's assistance I have added class photos from Marcus Whitman grades 3 (Mrs. Bowman), 4 (Mrs. Wagner) and 5 (Mr. Morrow) to the '77 Bomber Alumni Website. Please check them out at http://richlandbombers.1977.tripod.com/77gspics.html and see if you can fill in the blanks - I remembered most of the names, but not all. AND if you have photos from other classes/grades, get them scanned and send them in! [Ask for more detailed scanning instructions] If you don't have a scanner, mail them to me. I'll scan them, send them off to Maren and mail the original back to you. Email me [at the address above] if you need my snail [home] address. -Marjo Vinther Burt ('77) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/17/03 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Anna May Wann ('49), Gus Keeney ('57) Missy Keeney ('59), Deedee Willox ('64) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dena Evans Harr ('64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ann Thompson, aka Anna May Wann ('49) To: Tommy Miller ('58WB) Sorry, I dont remember you from 1953 (Im a tad old to remember back that far) but the Mariners sure could use you right now, with that kind of batting average. Our boys played Little League in Kennewick from 1959 to 1962. Very bad experience for most of the time. Our oldest son was on a team (had received his uniform) as you know, that is a great experience for most kids, and then the coach told him to give his uniform back, he had too many kids on the team and told him, "Your dad is a coach, you can get on any team in town". Mel was football coach at the high school and had nothing to do with Little League. You can imagine how crushed a 9 year old boy was to have a uniform and then have to give it back. He never liked baseball after that. Re: Bombers Get Together Had a great time at Club 40 Reunion this year, and then this past Sunday another great time at Fife/Puget Sound Luncheon. Oh yes, I have a great time wherever I go. Ain't life grand? -Ann Thompson, aka Anna May Wann ('49) ~ Hey, its raining in Bothell this morning, it is beautiful. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gus Keeney ('57) Re: Sue's Update Sue was looking like the pain medicine was working better today. Our daughter, Dana, got here and stayed with Sue last evening to give me a slight break. Re: On another note Would who ever (Must be a Bomber!!) owns the yellow VW "Hi-Boy" Roadster please contact me. It looks like a real fun project for me this winter to keep my mind off "Other Things". I would like to take some good photos of the "Roadster" to get ideas for my "project". Thanks again everyone, -Gus Keeney ('57) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Missy Keeney ('59) Maren, Note that I have a different e-mail address! Great to see you at Club 40!! Re: The Radiations I wanted the Club 40 attendees to know how much fun The Radiations had singing for you. You were, like, the best audience ever!! Did anyone get what they consider to be a good picture of us? We would like to have it for our Scrapbook! Re: My sister-in-law, Sue Many thanks to the Bomber Family for all the love and support for my brother Gus and his wife, Sue. It means a great deal to all of us. Thanks, too, for Burt Pierard's "pony express" services but (no thanks to him) I still have bruises from my unsuccessful attempts to donate blood!!! I TOLD HIM I WAS A "FAINTER!" Men! They never listen!! -Missy Keeney ('59) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Deedee Willox Loiseau ('64) Re: Manhattan Project Heritage Preservation Assoc., Inc. http://www.childrenofthemanhattanproject.org September 15, 2003 Last week, LTC Fred Olivi, USAF (Ret), co-pilot of the B-29 Bockscar on the Nagasaki mission, suffered a heart attack and a mild stroke. Fred has recently been moved to a rehabilitation center in Chicago. Anyone wishing to send a card should mail it to the following address: LTC Fred Olivi, USAF (Ret) 2535 W. 117th St. Chicago, IL 60655-1539 -Deedee Willox Loiseau ('64) ******************************************** ******************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/18/03 Dateline: Richland ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff today [and long ago]: Keith Maupin ('47), Barb Isakson ('58) Mike Lewis ('60), Frank Whiteside ('63) Brad Upton ('74), Marjo Vinther ('77) and 1 Announcement/Request: Michelle Frisbee (Tri-Cities Visitor & Convention Bureau) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Keith Maupin ('47) Re: Mary Treim Mowery ('47) update As of today (Wednesday, Sept 17) Mary is still fighting an infection but if all goes well her doctor thinks she might be discharged Friday. Things are sounding better and I am sure she appreciates cards and letters. -Keith Maupin ('47) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Barb Isakson Rau ('58) Re: Lost & Found from the Club 40 Reunion weekend, Sept 5, 6, and 7th, 2003. Well, the lost scarf found its owner! Items that still haven't found their owners are: 1) Glasses with one glass out of the frame (someone checking on that one) 2) A homemade camouflage bag. 3) Throw-away camera (this may have found its owner too). Thank you, -Barb Isakson Rau ('58) ******************************************** ******************************************** [An (unpublished, til now) oldie discovered in the files. Ah well, better late than never. -ed.] >>From: Mike Lewis ('60) Re: Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/04/03 To: Ron Richards ('63) The reputation Arabs have for deceit is a situation that often occurs between very different cultures. Moslem culture has a very different religion and cosmology from Roman and Christian. The Koran is very animistic and has a naturalistic cosmology. The very largest chapter (and one of the first) is on the Cow (hence the phrase "Holy Cow"). Cattle were extremely important of course. That setting appears to have resulted in a religion which is strongly dependent on what Christians would call Mammon. One side simply does not know where the other side is coming from, and cannot know whether the other is talking from his purse or his faith or his idea of the collective good. Suicide warriors appear to be some kind of idea based on the behavior of bees. A chapter on the honeybees appears in the Koran also. If that is true, it is no wonder the practice transcends gender; it transcends even species. To western eyes it is certainly an odious practice, a dirty trick typical of the insects. Of course that form of battle is known elsewhere: as in the Japanese Kamikaze. Bringing Arabs to a sense that Westerners are also human beings will require uprooting them from nonhuman species. A long time ago Arabs found it more expedient to buy off local and regional bandits, guiding them to being ad hoc and impromptu defenders of the population in return for various sanctions. The legitimized bandits were free to determine mostly how they would do that. The result was a strong tendency for Arabs to believe in and sanction spontaneous political activity when it was favorable to the population's dominant mass. The actions of the individuals could be called "acts of God". Arab culture does have a very clear sense of the future, but in Arab terms .... This practice, too, appears in other cultures. Arabs did not call the 9/11 attack itself an act of God, but said that its success was. However, they did say that the power outage, the blackout on the east coast recently, was an act of God. See the difference? At Col-Hi, teachers such as Mr Calvin Gentle and Mr Scott extended tolerance for an Arabic way of thinking to us, because much algebra, and apparently the zero, was developed by Arabic scholars; they are strong in astronomy; they have a clear sense of the difference between a desert and an oasis, and things like that. I think that tolerance was extended to students throughout the nation of mathematics, astronomy, etc. The Turban protects the head carefully; Arabs have known for a very long time that the head is a valuable asset in surviving the harsh environments of the desert. That's all I know ..... hope it helps, we only give information to our friends. -Mike Lewis ('60) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Frank Whiteside ('63) Re: New Orleans Lunch; Saturday, September 20 I'm sending out *one last* reminder about the New Orleans lunch on Saturday, September 20. We'll be gathering at 1:30 instead of 2:00 since that's the time the Sandstorm has been advertising. It will be at the Quarter View Restaurant at 613 Clearview Parkway in Metairie - phone 504-887-3456. Please contact me if you are interested in joining our little group so we'll know how many tables we need. -Frank Whiteside ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** [From time to time Funnyman ('74) gets his submissions lost in the mail queue at richlandbombers.com -- we found this one today. -ed.] >>From: Brad Upton ('74) From: Thursday, 21 Aug 2003 [yes folks, *August* -ed.] I've just been catching up on a week's worth of Sandstorms. I was "working" a cruise ship in Portugal and Spain. The cruise was great but the audiences ..... old people who are tired, it's past their bedtime, they are well fed, have had a couple of glasses of wine, and are being gently rocked by the ship ..... ooooh, the energy!! Anyway, it looks like the Portland/Vancouver Bombers are going to have to make a Bomber entertainment choice later this month. Ron Harmon ('77) will be appearing at Camelot in Portland Sept 25-27th. I'll be headlining at Harvey's in Portland Sept 23- 28th. Hope to see some of you there. -Brad Upton ('74) PS--Mike Davis ('74), your entry yesterday [2003-08-21] was a classic!! [A biggie; in its entirety: "What's Little League?" -ed.] PPS--Mike Davis ('74) is a BBM/Columbia Little League Legend. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Marjo Vinther ('77) To: Rachael Rudd ('77) Every time I try to "reply" to your message, I get an "undeliverable" message back; so, I'll reply via the Sandstorm instead. I think Perry Ct. was in the Spalding district, and so far I haven't seen any future Class of '77 grade school pictures from there (or any others aside from the three Marcus Whitman pics I sent in). Hey, Leslie Huntley ('77) -- do you have any of your old Spalding pics? -Marjo Vinther ('77) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Michelle Frisbee, Tri-Cities Visitor & Convention Bureau Re: John Meyers - RHS Class of 1958 Greetings, I am looking to connect with family members or friends (anybody!) of the late John Meyers, Class of 1958. John's outstanding athletic achievement will be recognized at this year's Central Washington Sports Hall of Fame Banquet. I need to find a family member who can accept John's award on his behalf. Can you please post this information on the Sandstorm web site? Any help or suggestions that you can provide would be most welcome. Thank you. Michelle Frisbee, Director of Sales & Sports Marketing Tri-Cities Visitor & Convention Bureau Tri-Cities, WA 99302 (509)735-8486 FAX (509)783-9005 Toll Free (800) 254-5824 *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/19/03 Dateline: Richland ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers and 1 Bomber parent sent stuff today: Carol Black ('48), Rufus Pederson ('48) Carolyn Moore ('65), Steve Piippo ('70) BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Clark Riccobuono ('71) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Carol Black Foster ('48) What happened? Did I miss something? Where is Maren and who is Anderson? Just curious, -Carol Black Foster ('48) ~ Bellevue, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Rufus "R.J." Pederson ('48) To: Barb Isakson Rau or any Club 40 member who got home with a navy blue blazer that doesn't fit. Last night I learned that I had brought home a size 46-long blazer (Botany 500 brand) rather than a John Clarendon size 43 or 44 regular. I picked it up from a chair-back Saturday night at a table with Marilyn Richey, the Plaggemeyer family, and Laverne Knox among others. Mega thanks to Burt and ALL the organizers of this huge and highly successful event! Special thanks also to the hugging crew (led by Judy from my sister's class). It was grand to see old friends and meet new ones. Hugs and smooches to all, -Rufus "R.J." Pederson ('48) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Carolyn Moore ('65) Thank you for all of your thoughts and prayers. My sister, Shirley Moore ('70) is recovering from neck surgery on C4,5,6, and is now undergoing some physical therapy at the SW Medical Center in Vancouver, WA for the next week or two. She has a very positive attitude and is determined to regain the strength in her right arm and right leg. She is such a wonderful sister, and she has an amazing amount of inner strength and determination. Thank you for your prayers! -Carolyn Moore ('65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Steve Piippo ('70) To: Michelle Frisbee John Meyers ('58RIP) was one of a team from Chief Jo that went on to help win the 1958 Bomber [State Basketball] Championship. I would suggest contacting his wife in Seattle, or contacting surviving team members including: Jim Castleberry, CW Brown, Norris Brown, Bob Frick, and Dick Nelson -- all from Chief Jo -- who played with John on that 1958 Bomber State Championship team. [My father] Toivo coached John at CJ and followed his stellar career at the UofW and the NFL. John sent $300.00 and a warm letter in support of naming the Toivo Piippo Gymnasium [at Chief Joseph Middle School]. Toivo visited John's grave site. -Steve Piippo ('70) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) Yesterday, Brad Upton ('74) wrote: "... old people who are tired, it's past their bedtime, ...." Really Sweetie!!!! You know I am your biggest fan (besides your mom) and I have never gone to sleep at one of your shows and I just turned 70. Which reminds me, you would rather go on a cruise or something than come to my party. I'm going to remember that unless it slips my mind being so old ..... -BJ Davis, Bomber Mom *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/20/03 Dateline: Richland ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 8 Bombers sent stuff today: Anna May Wann ('49), Wanda Wittebort ('53) Marilynn Working ('54), Mike Clowes ('54) Jim Hamilton ('63), Deedee Willox ('64) Brad Upton ('74), Cecily Riccobuono ('77) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bruce Killand ('71) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ann Thompson aka Anna May Wann ('49) To: Bomber Mom BJ Davis Re: Brad Upton ('74) You said it all for us 70-and-olders. Could it be that the 74 after Brads name is his age, not the year he graduated? -Ann Thompson, aka Anna May Wann ('49) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Wanda Wittebort Shukay ('53) To: Rufus Pederson ('48) Call Marilyn Richey ('53) -- she for sure will know whom the jacket belonged to. That is why she is Historian of Club 40. -Wanda Wittebort Shukay ('53) ~ Lake Ridge, VA where the storm only left us with power failure from 11pm last night to 2pm today. Others are sure not so lucky. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Marilynn Working Highstreet ('54) To: John Adkins ('62) Re: Club 40 Pictures John, I have about 20 pictures that I took on my digital camera at the Club 40 celebration. My husband put them on a CD last night and I took copies to our luncheon with my 1954 classmates so they could help me identify the people. Thanks to Millie, Shirley, and Marguerite, I think I have given these people some names. I will be sending you the copies and CD on Monday, 9-22-03, and hope it isn't too late. Please remind me of your address that these are to be sent to. It was so much fun seeing all of the wonderful friends from this great school at Club 40 and we look forward to our big 5-0 next year. -Marilynn Working Highstreet ('54) ~ from beautiful Kennewick, WA where it is turning warm again. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) Re: Robley Johnson picute on E-Bay If anyone is interested, the picture sold on E-Bay for $66.00. Not a bad price; still haven't figured out why the seller said that it had been classified. As I recall that was his second most popular photo; right behind the sand and sage shot of Rattlesnake Mountain. Bomber Cheers, -Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) ~ from Albany, OR where the weather can't make up its mind yet. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jim Hamilton ('63) While perusing the Society Section of the Oregonionion yesterday I was surprised to see the attached article about our very own Dean Heiling, from the Gold Medal Class of '63. He just always makes us so dang proud. jimbeaux -Jim Hamilton ('63) ~ Here in Kirkland where Sunday I will celebrate the 41st anniversary of my first date with the always lovely and forever young Miss Nancy. Gotta be the best 65 cents I ever spent. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Deedee Willox Loiseau ('64) To: Carol Black Foster ('48) "Anderson" is Richard Anderson ('60), the Bomber volunteer who puts out the Sandstorm when Maren is not able to do so. Thank you, Richard! -Deedee Willox Loiseau ('64) ~ Burbank, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Brad Upton ('74) To: Bomber Mom BJ Davis I said "old people" and you said that you are 70. Listen, 70 would have been the youngest person on the ship! Most of the people on the ship that were in their 70's were traveling with their parents! -Brad Upton ('74) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Cecily Riccobuono ('77) Re: Clark Riccobuono ('71) My brother's birthday was *last* month on the 19th! I'm sure he still appreciates the good wishes. His Little Sister, -Cecily Riccobuono ('77) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/21/03 Dateline: Richland ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bomber sent stuff today: "Your oldest and wisest sister" ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ann Clatworthy Hogshead ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dean Heiling ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Margo ('57) Subject: Happy Birthday to Dean Heiling As my card said, you are on the right side of between "cool" and "dorky." Happy 58th on Sunday. -Your oldest and wisest sister. *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/22/03 Dateline: Richland ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 9 Bombers and 1 Bomber spouse sent stuff today: Phil Belcher ('51), Millie Finch ('54) Dwain Mefford ('56), Gus Keeney ('57) Ann Engel ('63), Patty de la Bretonne ('65) Jerry Lewis ('73), Joe Schmitt ('73) Robin Frister ('73) Donna Clancy (Bob Clancy's ('51) spouse) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Yesterday: Mike Waggoner ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kathy Coppinger ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: JoAnne Bucholz ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bert Hammill ('70WB) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Phil Belcher ('51) To: Gary Behymer ('64) Re: eBay item: Robley Johnson WA Desert Manhattan Project I looked at the eBay listing of the photo of Desert Skye by Rob Johnson on the 17th and finally decided to place a bid on it. I won! I think it's a great price and I have thought many times of purchasing one. Thanks for the notification of the bidding. -Phil Belcher ('51) ~ In Prosser where it's getting pretty chilly in the mornings. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Donna Clancy (Bob Clancy's ('51) spouse) Hi, how is everyone? Bob Clancy's ('51) birthday was this month on Sept 9th; turned 70. -Donna Clancey (Bob Clancy's ('51) spouse) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Millie Finch Gregg ('54) Re: HAPPY BIRTHDAY -- ANN CLATWORTHY ('54) Hope your day is filled with excitement and love. Missed seeing you at Club 40, but anticipate next year at our big 50! Can you believe it? Anyway, Bomber Cheers to you Ann and many many more. Your classmate, -Millie Finch Gregg ('54) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dwain Mefford ('56) To: Larry Mattingly ('60) Thanks Larry for the passes to your VIP Chalet for yesterday's Oregon Air Show. The show was terrific but the highlight of the day was your performance after the air show. To call it a "fireworks display" does not do justice to what we saw. I cannot describe the Wall of Fire. You have to experience it to appreciate it. It was also fun, Larry, to learn that we grew up a block away from each other on Benham Street, although you are much younger than me. Thanks again. -Dwain Mefford ('56) ~ Portland ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gus Keeney ('57) Re: Sue Keeney Update At 0942 hrs Saturday morning a low-slung white Ford Explorer eased up to a side door at Kennewick General Hospital and spirited away one of the patients who had been incarcerated there for three weeks. She was identified as Lana Sue Keeney from Yuma, AZ. The authorities located her hiding out at the home of Richard and Jane Stephens. She was sprung in good spirits, but in need of about fifteen naps a day. She has a bone scan scheduled early this week to determine if the acute back pain can be relieved somewhat. Then she has an appointment with Dr. Kevin Weeks later in the week to make that decision. We are still unsure when or if we will be able to make the trip back to Yuma. The Stephenses have graciously opened up their home to us for the needed time. Anyway, I needed to get this note out to everyone. Thanks for all the notes and prayers. Gus and Sue Keeney ('57) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ann Engel Schafer ('63) Re: Oregon Air Show I would like to thank Larry Mattingly ('60) again for the air show tickets, food, and the beautiful weather that we had Saturday. For all of you who didn't take Larry up on his offer we had a great time. It was nice meeting Lynn Johnson Andrews's ('63) husband Jeff and spending the day with them. Of course the wonderful ending to the whole day was the fireworks at the end and they were grand. Thanks again Larry. -Ann Engel Schafer ('63) ~ from sunny Vancouver, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patty de la Bretonne ('65) Re: Dean Heiling's ('63) birthday wishes from "Your oldest and wisest sister" [who fessed up to being Margo Heiling Barron (Class of '57 -- Ahead of our Time) after yesterday's issue went to press. -ed.] Oh, I love that card! It was one of two cards I gave my brother Ernie ('60) on his birthday, July 6th. And by the way, he is recovering very well and right on schedule from quadruple bypass surgery in July. That's my Bubu! -Patty de la Bretonne ('65) ~ Seattle ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jerry Lewis ('73) Re: Mike Lewis -- Arab/Islamic Cosmology I am no expert on Islam (read: know very little), but Mike Lewis's (no relation) posting left me wondering, so I did a little research. I searched for "koran quran cow" and several translations turned up. I opened the first one and went to the "Cow" chapter. It does not appear to have much to do with cows or cattle. Cow is mentioned about 5 times and appears to be more allegorical than literal in most of the phrases. I'm wondering if Mike may be thinking of Hinduism, which holds cows sacred. I'm too inertial (read lazy) to go get my dictionary, but I'm pretty sure if you look into the origins of the expression "Holy Cow" it would originate from Hinduism. Same for the Bee chapter. Only one mention of bee. I don't see what that has to do with suicide bombers. As for Islamic cosmology, I believe it consists of Allah. Islam recognizes the prophets and Jesus, but is clear that there is only one God. According to the Koran, this is the same God that Jews and Christians believe in. -Jerry Lewis ('73) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Joe Schmitt ('73) My family has been caught up with the RHS marching band. We have been helping out at a lot of fund-raisers and have enjoyed a lot of support for the kids. We went to the game Friday against Moses Lake and it was a truly great game. The marching band looked very professional and sounded and looked fantastic. Go RHS drumline! -Joe Schmitt ('73) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Robin Frister Washburn ('73) To: All those Christ the King Alumni I just got back from the Sausage Fest -- was a great time. Megan Johnson Cartmell ('73) mentioned to me that next year is the 50th anniversary of the school. I thought it would be great to show up and WORK the EVENT and give a little relief to the community while they enjoy it -- because, you know how much work it is, and by this time, most of us have done 100 of these -- one way or another :). Is anybody up for it? I don't know whom to contact, but I bet we could find out! -Robin Frister Washburn ('73), (CK-'68) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/23/03 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 9 Bombers (1 Anonymous) sent stuff: Doris Palmer ('49), Bob Harman ('51) Mike Clowes ('54), Mike Lewis ('60) Jay Siegel ('61), Frank Whiteside ('63) Lynn Johnson ('63), Gary Behymer ('64), David Rivers ('65) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim Hamilton ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: George Zielinski Horne ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Steve Simpson ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY 9/9: Bob Clancy ('51) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Doris Palmer Overla ('49) To: Joann McDonald Jensen ('50) It has been a very long time and I was so surprised when I saw your note in the Sandstorm. I think a lot about those days in the lab with our other workers, Pat, Marilyn and Gloria and of the boss Ted. Once in a while I see things that his son submits to the Sandstorm and of course I always remember what a great time that was. I still have the picture of all of us in our beautiful lab outfits. Do you live in Richland now? Send me your logo and I will try to write more and would love to hear from you and what you are doing these days. -Doris Palmer Overla ('49) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob Harman ('51) To: All Bombers Looking for a great experience and a way to support a fellow Bomber? Bombers in the Portland area you can experience a great evening of entertainment by attending the Portland Symphony production of Camelot. The lead, Henry Higgins, will be sung by my son, Ron Harman ('77). He not only can sing the role beautifully but he also looks like a king with his size, beard and hair. Try it, you'll like it. -Bob Harman ('51) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) Re: From the "Toot Your Own Horn" Dept. Well it has happened again, Bombers. A director took a second chance and cast me in Neil Simon's comic fable "Fools". This will be at the Cottage Theatre in Cottage Grove, OR (about 25 miles south of Eugene on I-5). Performances will be the first three weekends in October (Fridays, Saturdays and two Sunday matinees). Evening performances have a curtain time of 8 PM. For the matinees, the curtain time is 2:30 PM. For ticket information and reservations call The Bookmine in Cottage Grove at (541) 942-9195. For other theatre information call the theatre at (541) 942-8001 or visit them on-line at http://www.cottagetheatre.org Hope to see some of you there, -Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Lewis ('60) To: Jerry Lewis ('73) Jerry, In regarding these as allegories you are perfectly correct. You have to understand they were written at a time when language was very early in its development. The Koran does not make any fundamental distinction between God and Mammon; the cow is just that, a confused representation of the cow, one of the most important domesticated animals, as both Mammon and God. If you like, ask one of the clergy. The bee chapter would not get by any military warrior without him noticing that bees sting and die. -Mike Lewis ('60) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jay Siegel ('61) Re: Thanks again To: Larry Mattingly ('60) I must once again say "Thank you, Larry". The air show was a great way to spend a beautiful day. The air show was great and the pyro show to end the evening was spectacular. One thing not mentioned was the sail plane exhibitions. During the day, the sail plane had purple and pink smokes attached to it wing tips and there was a very soft, dreamy piece of classical music played over the sound system - it was almost ethereal. Then at night the aircraft had gerbs on its wing tips and once again flew to the same music; one of the most graceful and yet dramatic flight demonstration that I have ever seen. Then came the pyro show - it started off with "Proud to be an American" complete with set pieces "firing" rockets at a target in the middle of the display complete with dramatic "explosions" and accompanying fireballs. Then they played the "Marine Corps Hymn" just as if they knew that there were a lot of Marines in the crowd who are always proud to "snap to" whenever we hear it. But the best was yet to come - They played our nation anthem sung by Sandy Patty, the version that she sang for the Statue of Liberty program, and the pyro display and the music was perfectly coordinated. There weren't very many dry eyes in the crowd. Then there were several more fireballs, including some red and blue ones, and yes the wall of flames, not once but twice. And to make the day even nicer (a near impossible feat) one my best friends from high school was there... we hadn't seen each other for about 35 years and we spent the evening enjoying each other's company at a great show. Thanks again, Larry. Clear blue skies and warm, gentle breezes -Jay Siegel ('61) ~ Poulsbo, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Frank Whiteside ('63) Re: 9/20 New Orleans Luncheon at Quarter View Restaurant All Bomber Lunches website Those attending: Pat Hamrick, Kent Hamrick ('53), Tami Bond Trudell ('63), Frank Whiteside ('63), Linda Whiteside, Miranda (Tami's daughter). -Frank Whiteside ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Lynn Johnson Andrews ('63) Re: Hillsboro Air Show and Larry's fireworks Many thanks to Larry Mattingly ('60) whose company put on an outstanding fireworks display at the Hillsboro Air Show on Saturday, September 20. Larry, my husband Jerry and I really appreciated the free passes to your pavilion, your hospitality, the delicious free food all day long, but especially the fine fireworks show which capped off a perfect day. And, we also had the pleasure of visiting with Fred and Ann Engel Schafer ('63) during the day. Thanks again, Larry. -Lynn Johnson Andrews ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gary Behymer (64) How many Richland Bomber alumni married a Richland Bomber? Your grade school sweetheart? Junior high or high school sweetheart? James Hamilton (1963) need not answer (;-) -Gary Behymer ('64) ~ downtown Colfax, WA ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Gary - I know about 438 "Bomber Combos". -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: David Rivers ('65) Re: Twoferone! Birthdays... we got birthdays... we got stacks and stacks of birthdays... (Sound just like Como huh!). We got a '63 and a '65... two very cool dudes... the first was the master of sophomore trolling in his Sr. year... wound up with a winner too! He was the guy to match in the dress me up and take me somewhere category. He made Terry Davis (Knox '65) drool big time and was never without his Weejuns (black converse or whatever was totally in style). He was a doggie military-wise but we can't hold that against him cuz he was a occifer and a damn cool one at that. The other guy was a Marine but he was a snuffy. He hasn't changed much in the last 50 years and can still be recognized by his 6th grade picture... we love him and know when that portrait comes outa the attic it's gonna be a doosey! So it's time to wish a huge happy birthday to the 23d's birthday boys: HAPPY BIRTHDAY JIMBEAUX HAMILTON ('63) AND STEVE SIMPSON ('65)! -David Rivers ('65) ******************************************** ******************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/24/03 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers, 1 Bomber Spouse and 1 funeral notice today: Joann McDonald ('50), Floyd Melton ('57) Larry Mattingly ('60), Gary Behymer ('64) Patti Snider ('65), Kim Edgar ('79) Matt Smith (Bomber spouse) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Roy Cross ('65) ******************************************** ******************************************** Welcome a new Sandstorm reader: >>From: Joan (now Joann) McDonald Jensen ('50) I'm sure not many would remember my name, for I only attended Richland Hi the last quarter of my Junior year and then graduated there in my Senior year. A memory I had there in 1949 was of leaving my friends behind when our Father moved us about 2000 miles to Richland. I was lonely and shy. In P.E. class I warmed up to the first one who smiled at me and accepted my friendship. She invited me to go bowling with her and then we seated ourselves at the fountain. Apparently she attracted three or four male friends who offered to give us a ride home. By the time we reached home the guys had consumed a case of beer. No sooner had the car stopped on Snow street where we lived, than a couple of guys got out on our lawn and began a fight. I hid in the shadows of the house until they quit fighting, got back in their car and left. Then - and only then - did I knock on the door of our prefab house. The next morning I went to the grocery store with my Mother. Our next door neighbor said to my mother, "Eldee, that was some fight on your lawn last night!" This was a surprise to my Mother, who had slept through all the noise. I didn't say anything, nor was I questioned, but I was reminded of her cautioning me just a few days before, that I needed to choose my friends wisely. Sometimes I catch on quick, 'afterwhile.' Speaking of friends; if anyone knows Edwina Overstreet ('50), I would appreciate corresponding with her. I have not heard from her since 1952. She was a bridesmaid of mine then. -Joan (now Joann) McDonald Jensen ('50) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Floyd Melton ('57) Re: Bomber Marriages Marlene Joyce Farley ('59RIP) and Floyd F. Melton, Jr. Married April 14, 1962 in Richland at the LDS church on Jadwin. Marriage lasted almost 39 years (Joyce passed on in 2001 from the affects of Cancer). We have 6 children all went through the Richland School District and graduated from Col High aka Richland High. We spent 30 consecutive years in back to school nights. I know this is TMI. -Floyd Melton ('57) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Larry Mattingly ('60) Re: Fall Happy first day of Fall. Football, Home Comings, fall colors, hunting, less yard work. While I am not a very religious person I can't help waking up and thanking God for it all and realizing how fortunate I am to be able to enjoy it all. Re: Air Show Thanks to all of you who commented here and direct to me, on the air show. The weather was marvelous, clear and sunny, just perfect for the show. The several Bombers that took me up on the offer had a great time in seats that were front row and nearly center. This was the first time the colored "ghost mines" had been used in a full fireworks display in the NW. The semi- translucent colored flames wafted up from 5 positions exactly as designed. These special effects mines are a proprietary mix of 1-2 gallons of methanol and chemicals for color, with precise black powder lift charges and they were a hit with the crowd of over 50,000. We made the decision this morning to do this again next year and I will again reserve a few passes for friends and Bombers. Re: Sue Keeney Delighted to hear Sue was able to leave the hospital. I am a 8 1/2 gallon blood donor but was just off of a strong course of antibiotics for a congestion and so was unable to donate. Gus ('57) is an old friend, and Sue is a very nice person and they certainly will be remembered in our prayers. Looking forward to enjoying the next 7 weeks in my own bed, eating my home cooking and no flying off to someplace. My desk looks like a terrorist attack scene, I haven't seen the top of it since early May. So I better get at it. "Happiness is the sky in bloom" -J Larry Mattingly ('60) ~ From my office near Olympia in the bright sunshine ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gary Behymer ('64) Re: Hanford Science Forum 1957 Featured is an interview with "science student of the week" Doyle Burke, senior at Columbia High School. -Gary Behymer ('64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patti Snider Miller ('65) I just got back from the neatest Welcome Home for a Navy man, who just got home from the war. His troop was also involved with rescuing Jessica. There were about 30 people there and U.S. Flags and of course the Navy flag. The music was going and when they played 'God Bless the U.S.A.' there wasn't a dry eye in the group. Our Hero is Brandon Dean ('98). Thank you for serving our country so proudly. He is home for 30 days and his wife is going to have a baby tomorrow (9-24). Congratulations to Brandon and his family. Anyone else in the Tri-Cities that would be interested in welcoming service men and women home, let me know and I will be glad to give you the contact person. Proud to me an American, -Patti Snider Miller ('65) ~ Richland - where it's warm beautiful weather ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Kim Edgar Leeming ('79) Re: Old People We were camping this past weekend with friends... their sixteen year-old daughter was suppose to be taking pictures for her photography class. When her mother asked why she wasn't taking pictures, she replied; I don't think anyone is interested in seeing "Old People" sitting around a camp fire. (We "Old People" are in our late 30s and early 40s). As us "Old People" were sitting around the camp fire, reminiscing about what our first car was and when we got our driver's license. My 9-year-old son commented that by the time he gets a car, he'll probably have to get an old car, one made in the 1900s. Finally, to top it off, I had to finally give in and get glasses; bifocals no doubt. Bomber Cheers, -Kim Edgar Leeming ('79) ~ Poulsbo, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Matt Smith (Bomber Spouse) Re: Funeral Services for Bomber Mother: Mary Lytle Hi, I am a Bomber spouse and parent. My wife is Jil Lytle Smith ('82)....she is the Bomber. Mary Lytle, the mother of Denny Lytle ('66), Vikki Lytle Kinney ('69), and Jil passed away on Wednesday September 17, 2003. Her husband, Evan Lytle, owner and operator of Densow Drug until 1994, preceded her in death. A Rosary service will be held on Friday September 26th, at 6:00 pm at Einan's Funeral Home. A Funeral Mass will be held at Christ the King Church on Saturday, September 27th, at 10:30 am. Contact Einan's at 509-943-1114 with any questions. I would appreciate it if you could place this notice in the next Sandstorm so that friends of Denny, Vikki, and Jil, and those who knew Mary and Evan, can attend. Thank you, -Matt Smith (Bomber Spouse) ******************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Funeral Notice scanned from the TCHerald by Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) >>Frank Lohdefinck ('60) ~ 09/17/41 - 09/17/03 FuneralNotices.tripod.com *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/25/03 Dateline: Richland ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff today: Charlotte Dossett ('51), Helen Cross ('62) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Hector Alvarez ('64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Charlotte Dossett Holden ('51) To Matt Smith: Re: Funeral Services for Bomber mother: Mary Lytle I am sorry to hear of your and your wife's [Jil Lytle ('82)] loss of her mother. I worked for Evan, I believe on a part time basis, in 1953. We all had so much fun together and he made so many jokes that it was a pleasure to come to work. I graduated in 1951. My thoughts are with you both. -Charlotte Dossett Holden ('51) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) First of all, I want to join others in wishing my brother, Roy Cross ('65), Happy Birthday, but I will be a day late. Carol, did you beat me to the Sandstorm? I actually was planning to call him and will probably wish his answering machine, "Happy Birthday" later today. Second, my sincere condolences to Jill, Denny, and Vickie Lytle. I worked for Evan at Densow's Drugs for about three years when I was in high school and at C.B.C.; and, as they were my cousin's neighbors on Birch, I knew their family fairly well all those years ago. I'm getting ready for my next and last scheduled cooking adventure, cooking for 90 women over the weekend for an Emmaus religious retreat. I have a great team of helpers and only 9 meals; should be a piece of cake. My husband is in his 3rd week of seminary, and I am into my 3rd week of serious walking to try to get off my high blood pressure medicine. The little lake has ripples from the wind that just came up, but I like the lower humidity of the fall versus the high humidity of summer back here. -Helen Cross Kirk ('62) ~ West Harrison, IN - where it's about 65 or 70 degrees. *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/26/03 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Gus Keeney ('57), Rich Baker ('58) John Adkins ('62), Gary Behymer ('64) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Helen Evans Warren ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Carol Evans Hutchison ('64) ******************************************** ******************************************** WELCOME NEW 'Stormer: Jennifer Ramos ('95) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gus Keeney ('57) Re: Sue Keeney update Sue has an appointment with Dr. Kincaid on Monday to see if the redness around the sutures is getting better. She has an appointment with the Oncologist, Dr. Weeks to find out how the bone scan went last Monday. Then they might release her to travel back to Yuma. She still tires very easily, so we might take three days or so to get back home. Thanks for all your support while we were in Richland. -Gus Keeney ('57) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Rich Baker ('58) Re: Fear Factor Grant Dawson of West Richland was on the season premier of Fear Factor competing for one million dollars along with 11 other contestants. He finished second. They provided his occupation as "Engineer." I don't know if he is a Bomber graduate but thought he deserved congratulations from the Sandstorm. -Rich Baker ('58) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: John Adkins ('62) Re: Club 40 Reunion Photo CD Album The Club 40 Photo CD Album is ready for distribution. For those of you who "pre ordered" during the reunion week end - I put your CD's in the mail this afternoon. For those of you that would like to order a copy of the Photo Album - you may send me and e-mail, with you postal mailing address and I will send you a photo album. -John Adkins ('62) ~ beautiful "downtown" Richland - temperatures in the 70s and sun shining. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gary Behymer ('64) Re: Friday 1st Period Pop Quiz! Go to the URL listed below and name the individual pictured. HINT...North Carolina was mathematically too far away from home. He's Centrally located now. You're on the wrong track if you think this is his high school photo. He passed on playing football at Stanford. -Gary Behymer ('64) ~ now living in downtown Colfax, WA *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/27/03 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers and 1 NAB sent stuff: Marilynn Working ('54), Lola Heidlebaugh ('60) John Browne ('61), Linda Reining ('64) Patty de la Bretonne ('65), Maggie Gilstrap ('74) Don Sorenson (NAB = Not A Bomber) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Carol Crose Ells ('62) ******************************************** ******************************************** LUNCH TODAY: Bakersfield, CA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Marilynn Working Hightreet ('54) Re: Grant Dawson on Fear Factor I started watching Fear Factor and then we had to leave so I had my husband tape the rest of the show, once I saw that Grant made it past the 1st round. He did great, and I had read that he graduated from Hanford High in Richland. The newspaper and KNDU keeps calling him the guy from Kennewick. On the show it said he was from West Richland. He said he was from the Tri- Cities in Washington. I liked the interview with him after the show. He said he didn't lose anything. He didn't have the $1 million in the first place, he just didn't "win" anything. I was hoping they would give him a consolation prize of $50 thousand or something... he was a good sport. -Marilynn Working Hightreet ('54) ~ Kennewick ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Lola Heidlebaugh Bowen ('60) Re: October Portland/Vancouver Bomber Luncheon DATE: Saturday - October 11 TIME: Visit at 11:00 a.m. Lunch at 11:30 PLACE: DoubleTree/Columbia River at Jantzen Beach Need directions? Email Lola - she has good ones from Fred) RSVP: Lola Heidlebaugh Bowen ('60) - by October 9th so we can be sure to get "our" room. Fred Schafer arranges for the Brickstone Room and it is a wonderful place to have a good visit! Bombers and Guests are welcome - all class years! -Lola Heidlebaugh Bowen ('60) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: John Browne, Jr. ('61) Re: Pop quiz (courtesy Mr. Behymer) I haven't seen him since he was nine, but it sure resembles young Ray Stein... ^..^ -JHBrowne, Jr. ('61) ~ Vashon Island, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda Reining ('64) To: Gary Behymer ('64) Re: Friday's Pop Quiz Geez Gary, if all the quiz' in school had been this easy, I would have "aced" all of them! Answer: Ray Stein; and the "bestest" class, 1964, claims him as an alumni. -Linda Reining ('64) ~ Bakersfield, CA - Supposedly it is Fall, but Summer is still hanging around--we have had 4 days of 100+ temperatures. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patty de la Bretonne ('65) Re: Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/26/03 Mr. Pritchett? -Patty de la Bretonne ('65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Margaret Gilstrap O'Hara (74) To: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) I took high blood pressure medication for over 10 years. I was told after I had taken this medication for a number of years I would never be able to get off. I tried many things over the years to prove him wrong, i.e. diet, exercise, even gave up coffee for a while. Nothing seemed to work. Then a friend introduced me to the "Lean for Life" diet. Within 28 days I was off all medication and had dropped 20lbs to boot. Imagine my doctor's surprise. Over a year has past and I am still off all medication. The book by Cynthia Stamper Graff can be bought at most book stores or over the internet. As always you should check with your doctor (I did) before starting anything new. -Margaret Gilstrap O'Hara (74) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Don Sorenson (NAB) Re: Lab Operations To All, I am not a Bomber but I read the Sandstorm every a.m. I do have a keen interest (over 20 years) in the history of the sites operations. I read with interest the entry made on 9/20/03 about someone working in the 108-F animal laboratory. The author of the entry mentioned a photo of the "gals" in their "lab get-ups". If it is possible I would like to get a copy of that photo and any information about the animal lab. Thanks for your time. -Don Sorenson aka H E W ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Bomber with picture: Doris Palmer Overla ('49) -Maren] *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/28/03 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Margo Heiling ('57), Linda Reining ('64) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Darlene Napora Shuley ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Elizabeth "Toni" Hausenbuiller ('98) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Margo Heiling Barron ('57) Re: Hanford Biology Lab - 100 F Area To: Don Sorenson (NAB) What kind of info do you want about 108-F Biology Lab? I worked there from '60-'63 and then again '64- '65, first time in the Radioecology Lab (Project Chariot) and then the Aquatic Biology section in the 146-FR Bldg. Sunny Ogston ('57) worked in the 108-F Building starting about '59 until '63, I think. After '63, Janet Wilgus ('59) worked in the Radioecology Lab. We were administrative personnel, not technical. Don Douglass ('57) was an animal technician and worked in Radioecology sometime in the early and maybe late sixties. Somewhere I have a picture of some adorable little Beagle puppies and me (the puppies were adorable, not me) taken in '60, which the Hanford Works photographer took to be published in the site newspaper. However, the people who cleared info for public distribution nixed it because they thought the public would get upset if they saw that these sweet animals were being used for experiments. -Margo Heiling Barron (Class of '57 Ahead of our Time) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda Reining ('64) Bakersfield had another great luncheon on Saturday, the 27th. Rich ('59) and Stella Greenhalgh; Rex ('53WB) and Cheryl Hunt; and me, Linda Reining ('64) got together at Coco's on Rosedale Highway and had a good time. We decided to get together again in December for a Christmas get-together at my house. We are going to get "Bombed for Christmas on December 7th, 2003" (thanks to Rex for thinking up this slogan) If you are close and want to join, let me know... we are going to have eats, drinks, desserts, and lots of fun. It's a Sunday and we will meet at 1 in the afternoon. Will be putting another notice in the Sandstorm closer to the time, but thought I would give those who are in the area a chance to make a note on their calendars and possibly join us. That includes: Ernie Dow ('68 Foreign Exchange Student); Mike Lahrman ('63); and Bill Wilborn ('54). We missed you guys this time. Hope to see you next time. We designated Rich as the official photographer for our group... pictures will follow from him. We got the manger to take the group picture. -Linda Reining ('64) ~ Bakersfield, CA - still having 100+ temps *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/29/03 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers and one NAB today: Rich Greenhalgh ('59WB), Terry Tate ('62) Duane Neitzel ('64WB), Brad Wear ('71) Don Sorensen (NAB = Not A Bomber) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kay Mitchell Coates ('52) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Rich Greenhalgh ('59WB) Re: 9/27/03 Bakersfield Lunch All Bomber Lunches website Hi All, We had our Bakersfield Luncheon yesterday [9/27/03], with 5 attendees: Rex Hunt ('53WB) and his wife Cheryl, Rich Greenhalgh ('59WB) and his wife Stella, and Linda Reining ('64). A good time was had with Rex keeping us all entertained, as usual. We decided we were going to have our next get-together at Linda's house on December 7th. -Rich Greenhalgh ('59WB) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Terry Tate ('62) I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who sent cards and e-mail after I had my heart attack on the 13th of August. I don't think I could find the words to describe just how much they all meant. I'm on the mend and doing pretty well. I was able to take a motorcycle ride to Mt. St. Helens with my brothers yesterday and not get too awfully worn out in the process so that is some real headway. Jake and John have been the living personification of real brothers throughout all this. Getting the Harleys out and putting some miles under the tread has been the greatest therapy anyone could ever hope for. It beats watching "As The Stomach Turns" and all the other soaps all to pieces. To all Bombers everywhere..... long life, good health, and happiness to you and yours!! -Terry Tate ('62) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Duane Neitzel ('64WB) Re: 100-F Aquatics Laboratory Dale Becker, long-time Battelle published a book. Aquatic Bioenvironmental Studies: The Hanford Experience: 1944-1984 From 1944-1971, the Hanford Reach of the Colombia River in Washington State received quantities of radioisotopes, heat and chemicals from up to 8 plutonium reactors. Subsequently, from 1971-1984 the same part of the river provided cooling water for 3 power-production facilities. Environmental concerns promoted a series of continuing studies to examine various potential adverse effects. No significant impairment of the rivers ecosystem was detected. This book reviews these studies and places them in a historical framework. It provides a unique overview of studies made over a 40-year period which are now scattered through various published and unpublished documents. It should be of interest to all those concerned with aquatic ecology and environmental concerns. -Duane Neitzel ('64WB) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Brad Wear ('71) To Margaret Gilstrap O'Hara ('74) Margaret, Thanks for the note on Lean For Life... I plan on looking that one up. At the ripe old age of 32 I was diagnosed with high blood pressure despite the fact I was running 10-15 miles a day, at a 5:50 pace, seven days a week. I had a good diet, and not a lot of stress at the time, all to no avail. I've been on a two to three pill regimen for 18 years now. Anything to get off meds will be great. Loosing 10-15 lbs would be an added bonus. -Brad Wear ('71) ~ Texas ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Don Sorenson aka H E W Re: 108-F Lab Op's To: Margo Heiling Barron ('57) Thanks for the response!! The information I seek is general. I have had several pictures of the lab operating and after the fire. I've had a hard time finding information about these pictures i.e. names of buildings, people, etc. So when I saw the letter in the Sandstorm I was interested. I have a picture of Dr. Glen Seaborg visiting some sort of circular fish pond. I sent it down to him sometime ago it was sent back with information provided by Seaborg himself. Your right about the puppies the public backlash would have been negative. Do you know about the alligators that were there? You can email me with your responses along with anyone else who might have information if you like or we can continue to go through the Sandstorm. Thanks for your time. -Don Sorenson aka H E W *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/30/03 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff: Marilyn DeVine ('52), Marilynn Working ('54) Paul Ratsch ('58), Ed Quigley ('62) Helen Cross ('62), Jim Rice ('75) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER LUNCHES 'n stuff (in order of appearance) 10/05 Class of '58 Lunch 10/11 Portland/Vancouver Lunch More information: www.calsnet.net/All_Bombers Click the lunch you want to know about. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Marilyn DeVine Dow ('52) A short note to let you know that Ray Hubbard's ('52) wife, Mary K., aka Mickey, died earlier today at a hospital in Spokane. Sorry I don't know details of services, etc., but wanted to let folks know. Will send more when I have it---or maybe someone else has more information to offer. What I've heard has all been 3rd hand, at least. Ray's mother died just a few weeks or so ago. -M. DeVine Dow ('52)~ Richland ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Marilynn Working Highstreet ('54) Re: Club 40 CD To: John Adkins ('62) Thanks so much, John, for the work you put into Club 40, and 45th and 50th reunion CD. I had a laugh at some of them. Look forward to you doing our 50th next year!! The check is in the mail! -Marilynn Working Highstreet ('54) - Kennewick ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Paul Ratsch ('58) HI , HOW ARE YOU. THE LONG LOST STEVE CARSON(58) SENT TO YOU UPON REQUEST..... -Paul>>>1958 ~ Dallas, OR ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ed Quigley ('62) To: Terry Tate ('62) You guys went to Mt. St. Helens instead of the Oyster Run? Blasphemy! ;) -Ed Quigley ('62) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) I survived my cooking experience over the weekend at the Emmaus Christian Women's Retreat. My team of 6 others women who know how to cook was great and we all worked well together, however we did work hard, and I was worn out after cleaning the kitchen after our last meal. It was a great retreat too. We were awakened in the middle of the night Friday (we were sleeping in cabins at the Versailles State Park) and warned that we were under a tornado watch, and should we hear the warning siren, we were to go to the bathhouse. I fell back to sleep, and was again awoken by the door blowing open. I heard the howling wind, and saw the driving rain, and wondered (as I fell back to sleep after shutting the door, as I was closest to it) if we had missed the siren, and was it really necessary to go to the bathhouse about a quarter a mile away? The tornado missed us, but we learned that it did touch down north of us, so sadly there was some serious damage done there. Such is life in the midwest. There are some great things about being back here, but I always remember that in Washington State at least we didn't have to worry about tornados. I was so glad to read the entry from Terry Tate ('62) my classmate from junior high on up, and learn that he is feeling so much better that he can ride his motorcycle. And I am excited to get the book Maggie Gilstrap ('74) recommended, as I'd love to lower my blood pressure. -Helen Cross Kirk ('62) ~ West Harrison, IN - where it's gotten colder. It's only 60 outside today. We haven't seen much fall color yet, but we're hoping to get some in the next few weeks. The little pond is looking good again. We usually have Canadian geese stop over and visit (I hope) the pond on their flight south. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jim Rice ('75) A Richland institution closed its doors this weekend. Rice's Carpetland, which has been in business since 1949, closed after 54 years of operation. Rudy Rice, the owner and operator (and my dad!) is retiring to Seattle. Congratulations, Rudy, on a long and successful run! -Jim Rice ('75) ~ Mt. Rainier, MD *************************************** *************************************** That's it for the month. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` August, 2003 ~ October, 2003