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16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 ******************************************** ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/01/03 -- OCTOBER! -- The best month! Dateline: Richland ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 8 Bombers sent stuff today: Gus Keeney ('57), Helen Cross ('62) John Adkins {'62), Bill Didway ('66) Tedd Cadd ('66), and the Lytle kids: Denny ('66), Vikki ('69), Jil ('82) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gus Keeney ('57) Re: Sue Keeney update We arrived home (Yuma, AZ) at 2:00pm Tuesday, the 30th, and Sue is resting up for her oncologist appointment tomorrow. The trip home was almost uneventful. She had trouble keeping down food but we managed to make it home in one piece. Anyway, thank all of you for the wonderful support and "Bomber Prayers" to get us home safely. -Gus Keeney ('57) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) To: Jim Rice ('75) Congratulations to your dad on his retirement, Jim. I hate to see old Richland businesses go, but I know your dad has earned his retirement. Think my folks bought some carpet from him for our ranch house back in the 60's. My brother took it out when my folks moved out in '99. -Helen Cross Kirk ('62) ~ West Harrison, IN ~ It's looking good out by the pond. With the sun shining, even though it's still cool, I've got to get out and walk. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: John Adkins {'62) Re: Club 40 Photo CD album The digital photo CD album from the Club 40 Reunion weekend is now available. You may order it from me by sending an e-mail that includes your postal mailing address, followed by a check in the amount of $10.00 (to cover all expenses, including mailing) to: John Adkins 2409 Boulder Richland, WA 99352 So far, everyone seems to like it. -John Adkins {'62) ~ Richland - what a great "September Morn". ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Billy Didway ('66) Re: Motorcycles (and Scooters) Was wondering how many Bomber alumni did make it to the Anacortes Oyster run? Also, how many have motorcycles now and what types? I saw thousands of bikes coming into Skagit Valley for the Oyster Run. It is getting bigger every year and I know some Bombers must be involved. -Bill Didway ('66) ~ Sedro Woolley, WA where the pink salmon run on the Skagit River is dwindling down. Must have been over one million fish that came back this year. You should have been here to catch your share. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Tedd Cadd ('66) To: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) Re: Emmaus Retreat Was that a Walk to Emmaus weekend? If so, I was also working a Walk this last weekend (Background Song Team) with another Bomber, Dave Marsh ('67). I wonder how many Bombers are involved with something like Emmaus? (Tres Dias, Chrysalis, Cursillo, etc.) -Tedd Cadd ('66) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: the Lytle kids: Denny ('66), Vikki ('69), Jil ('82) We just wanted to thank the many old neighbors and friends that came to our mother's (Mary Lytle) rosary and funeral. It was so good to have old friends there to lean on at such a rough time. -Denny Lytle ('66) -Vikki Lytle Kinney ('69) -Jil Lytle Smith ('82) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/02/03 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 9 Bombers sent stuff today: Phil Belcher ('51), Marilyn DeVine ('52) Craig Buchanan ('57), Patti Jones ('60) Helen Cross ('62), Georgia Rushworth ('66) Don Andrews ('67), Julia Dana ('74) Dwayne Bussman ('98) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kay Conrad Johnson ('60) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Phil Belcher ('51) Re: Desert Sky Thought I'd mention that I received the Robley Johnson Picture that I purchased from EBay. It was in perfect condition, has a sticker from a frame shop in Georgia and was supposed to have cost $135.00 for the framing. It's now hanging on the wall behind my computer desk. Bombers help in many ways. -Phil Belcher ('51) ~ Prosser, WA - where you need warm clothes in the morning and shorts in the afternoon. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Marilyn DeVine Dow ('52) I called Ray today and asked if I could put this information in the Sandstorm. Further details on arrangements for Mary K."Mickey" Hubbard, wife of Ray Hubbard, '52 are as follow: On Friday,a viewing will be from 2 to 6 pm at Einan's. A Rosary will follow immediately, also at Einan's. The service is 10 a.m., Saturday, at Einan's, followed by burial at the Resthaven Cemetery on Williams Blvd. here in Richland. A "wake" will be held at the Ray Hubbard home in Kennewick, following interment. Mickey, Ray and her daughters had gone to Spokane for a serious, progressive lung cancer surgery. She died of complications during a second surgery about 5 days later. M. DeVine Dow ('52) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Craig Buchanan ('57) To: Gus Keeney ('57) Gus, So glad to learn that you and Sue made it home safely. Please keep us old classmates updated. -Craig Buchanan ('57) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>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: October 12, 2003 COFFEE TIME: 11:30am LUNCH TIME: 12:30pm WHERE: Fife Bar and Grill In between Goodyear Tire and Day's Inn PHONE: (253) 922-9555 ADDRESS: 3025 Pacific Hwy E., Fife, WA I-5 North, Exit 136 B (Port of Tacoma) I-5 South Exit, 136 Turn left on Pacific Hwy. E. PRICE: Price range $10.00 - $14.50 includes drink and tip All Bomber Spouses and Friends are welcome! Bombers Have Fun -Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) ~ Browns Point, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) To: Tedd Cadd ('66) Yes, it was a Walk to Emmaus, it was a wonderful weekend for all who attended it. I was the head of the kitchen crew, and I learned so much that I may have to offer to do it again next year. It will be interesting to see how many Bombers are involved in these spiritual retreats. -Helen Cross Kirk ('62) ~ I'm finally feeling recuperated from my weekend of work and renewal. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Georgia Rushworth ('66) To: Bill Didway ('66) As you already know, I ride a red Harley Fatboy and am proud of it! I belong to the Ladies of Harley and we have a blast every summer going on our "girl trips". Sadly, I didn't make it to the oyster run but several of my friends did! Your bud, -Georgia Rushworth ('66) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Don Andrews ('67) Re: Laughter To: Brad Upton ('74) Thank you for the evening of laughter. I finally got the opportunity to catch your act and thoroughly enjoyed it. Harvey's Comedy Club in Portland is a great venue. I enjoyed our short visit after the show last Friday night. You truly have a gift that you share with the masses... Thanks again. To: Bombers everywhere If the opportunity presents itself to catch Brad Upton's act, take it... you will enjoy. After an evening with Brad your cheeks will hurt for days. That is what people tell him everywhere... isn't that right, Brad? Bomber Cheers, -Don Andrews ('67) ~ Ridgefield, WA - There is a hint of Fall in the air. Foggy, 49, but with a high of 79 today. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Julia Dana ('74) Re: Remembering George Dana ('70RIP) Sandstorm: George Dana ('70) passed away on September 6, 2003 after fighting kidney cancer. The Dana Family would like to "Celebrate George's Life" by inviting his friends to a get together at the Richland Knights of Columbus (2500 Chester Road, Richland) on Sunday, October 12th from 3:00 - 8:00 pm. We will have great music and room for dancing. The two things George loved to do! Hawaiian Shirts are part of the dress code! If you are able to come, please bring a favorite dish (dessert, main dish, or a salad) to help with feeding everyone. If there are any questions feel free to email us. We so hope you can come and remember the wonderful memories we all have of George! Thank you, The Dana Family ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dwayne Bussman ('98) To: Tedd Cadd ('66) I have been on a Chrysalis and worked a couple. I went on mine the summer of '95. -Dwayne Bussman ('98) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/03/03 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers sent stuff: Don Lyall ('52), Barb Isakson (58) Helen Cross ('62), Donna Nelson ('63) Steve Piippo ('70), Ruth Russell ('71) Rob Peutz ('73) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: George Brinkman ('60) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Don Lyall ('52) Re: Mickey Hubbard (RIP) Thanks to Marilyn DeVine Dow ('52) for the sad info of us all losing Mickey Hubbard. I would not have known had it not been on the Alumni Sandstorm. I called and talked to Ray... a very sad discussion. Jo Ann and I are deeply saddened with her loss, a great lady she was.............Our prayers to Ray. -Don Lyall ('52) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Barbara Isakson Rau ('58) Re: Class of '58 Luncheon Where did September go! We're into October and our luncheon is this Sunday, October 5th at West Richland Golf Course at 1pm. Hope to see you there. Bomber Cheers, -Barbara Isakson Rau ('58) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) To: Gus ('57) and Sue Keeney I'm glad you and Sue made it home. My prayers are with you during this difficult time Sue is having. -Helen Cross Kirk ('62) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Donna Nelson Duff ('63) Congratulations to our little niece [Homecoming] Princess Sarah Burnet. She's always been royalty in our eyes!!!! Proud Bomber parents are: Ed ('72) and Debbie Nelson Burnet ('77). Aunt Jan ('60), Aunt Donnie ('63), and Aunt Suz ('67) -Donna Nelson (63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Steve Piippo ('70) To: Richard Anderson ('60) #24 on the Chief Jo Eagles 7th grade football team wants to thank you for watching his last two games. Also, old Bomber 'Tater' Ellingsworth (CWU) is doing a fine job coaching those CJ 7th graders. -Steve Piippo ('70) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ruth Russell Pierson ('71) Re: Marlene Russell Kallioinen ('62) Hello, Bombers--- This is meant as a sort of heads up to classmates and friends of my cousin, Marlene Russell Kallioinen ('62) Last week, doctors at first Kadlec, and then Sacred Heart in Spokane, found multiple tumors in Marlene's brain and lungs. Unfortunately, they are of an inoperable type, and her condition has been classified as terminal. Her husband, Kelly, just brought her home to the Tri-Cities, and the family is going to stick close and keep her as comfortable as possible. This generation saw seven Russell cousins graduate from Richland High School: Marlene, '62; Linda, '64; Edna, '65; Dianne and Lloyd, '67; Charles (Alden), '69; and Ruth, '71. Plus, Charles (Alden) provided two daughters, Charlene (not sure of year) and Darlene, '93, to carry on the Bomber tradition. If anyone out there would like to say a prayer for, or send a card or their thoughts to Marlene and Kelly, it would be much appreciated. Send me an email for their home address. Marlene is very close to her sisters and brother, Linda, Dianne, and Charles Alden, who could also use your support through this difficult time. Send me an email for their home address. Emails for any of the Russells listed can be sent c/o myself. My email address is at the top of this entry. I will make sure all messages get to the right Russell. Right now, it seems I am the only family member actively checking emails, etc. -- daily -- so that should work fairly well. I will give the list updates on Marlene's condition. I cannot tell you how much reading your letters of support to the various alumni has helped re-affirm my faith in decent, caring people. There is such a sense of community and connection in the daily Alumni Sandstorm... I just wish I had discovered it years ago! Keep well and keep safe, -Ruth Russell Pierson ('71) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Rob Peutz ('73) Re: Hogs/Scooters To: Bill Didway (66) I ride a Harley Low Rider, and I ride it every chance I get (over 26K miles this year). Did not know about the Oyster Run, but would surely put it on my list of things to do. I made it to Daytona, Sturgis and Milwaukee this year, and having just retired from the Navy after 30 years, 2 months and 2 days (but who counts)?, I did a 6,000 mile road trip to the west coast. Missed WA, but got to Oregon and Idaho on my way to Yellowstone, via Baja California. I am sure my wife, Jeanette Haberman ('73) would jump at the opportunity to make a run to the evergreen state, next year. We both have siblings in the Seattle and Tri-City area. Would appreciate any info on the Anacortes Oyster Run. Fresh seafood in Iowa is harder to find than mountains. An opportunity to get back and get our hands on some dungeness crab would be a welcome treat. -Rob Peutz ('73) ~ Where the frost is on the ground, and it takes warm gloves and two pair of wool socks to winterize the Hog! *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/04/03 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 8 Bombers sent stuff: Mary Triem ('47), Bill Berlin ('56) Suzie Gunderson ('60), Ed Quigley ('62) Deedee Willox ('64), Bill Didway ('66) Betti Avant ('69), Brad Upton ('74) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gloria Davis Tinder ('61) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mary Triem Mowery ('47) Re: Health I am sorry to be so late in thanking all the Bombers who not only sent cards, prayed for me, brought me flowers and gifts, visited me in the hospital - showing love and concern for their fellow "man". But here goes "THANKYOUVERYMUCH!" Re: Club40 Reunion CD Have just finished looking at John Adkins' ('62) video of the 2 day Club 40 reunion and wow! I missed a grand time. I want to thank all the folks who helped out in making the event possible and hope to we get as great a turnout next year. Bomber Cheers, -Mary Triem Mowery, a '47 Bomber ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bill Berlin ('56) Re: Alumni Sandstorm in China I just got back from our yacht building site in China and was able to access the Alumni Sandstorm every day. It just amazed our Chinese staff that I would get "...a letter from my Secondary (High School) School every day telling me what all of the 'American peoples' are doing..." Every morning when I would come into the office I would be surrounded by six or eight people to see what the news was from Bomberville. When I told them our team name was the "Bombers" and our logo was the Mushroom Cloud, I had to take an hour to tell them what that all meant so now our factory soccer team is called the "Bombs" and they love it. By the way, one of the interested parties is a member of the People's Liberation Army [PLA or the Chinese Army/Navy]. He loves it as does the Party Secretary, who is also a good friend. I suppose it falls into the Chinese category of "crazy American stuff," or something close to that but they sure love it. Re: Anacortes, WA Oyster Run We are moving to Anacortes full time in about 60 days but I have been going to the Oyster Run for years. This year (last weekend) there were 15,000 bikes up there and they sold 20,000 oysters warmed and opened on big barbecues. It is really a well run event and the town comes out in droves to see all the "Hogs", Roadsters, and Customs, etc. I have a Soft Tail Classic Sport and soon the drive will be just 4.7 miles from garage to the Run. Usually it is held the last weekend in September and the weather this year was 76 F (23 C) and I saw a lot of bikes from British Columbia, Alberta, a couple from Alaska, New Mexico, NY, South Carolina and naturally, WA or OR. Oddly enough, not a lot of CA rigs but they were probably staying home for the recall election. A lot of people relate Harley's to trouble but there were only two arrests all weekend and the average in Anacortes on a "normal" Saturday and Sunday is seven. The Anacortes Police, to their credit, just let things roll along, no heavy handed stuff, and do their job. People who get out of line, whether they have a Harley or a Kenworth, need to get busted but the Oyster Run violations are really very minimal. -Bill Berlin ('56) ~ Final two months in Seattle, then to Anacortes and back to China ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Suzie Gunderson Chiles ('60) Re: Club 40 Reunion CD To: John Adkins ('62) Received our CD yesterday. Thank you for such prompt service. Our check went out Tuesday. And thank you, John, for caring enough about us Bombers to take time out of your busy schedule to do such a grand job of "putting us in pictures". It was a blast for Bob [Chiles {58)] and me to look at the pictures together. We tried to see who would be first to recognize someone. Neither of us did very well. We did enjoy seeing Carl ('58) and Shirley Armstrong Dvorak ('61). They look wonderful, as did everyone! Rainbows & Butterflies to all, -Suzie Gunderson Chiles ('60) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ed Quigley ('62) Re: Oyster Run To: Rob Peutz ('73) I think the Oyster Run is always the last week in September, as that particular weekend has a good long record of nice weather. Last year, there were approximately 25,000 bikes, and this year, they had expected twice that! Don't know whether they got that or not, but people ARE referring to it as "Sturgis West"! Put it on your calendar for next year; you'll love it! -Ed Quigley ('62) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Deedee Willox Loiseau ('64) Re: Marlene Russell Kallioinen ('62) To: Ruth Russell Pierson ('71) I am the facilitator for our church's email prayer chain. We go to First Baptist in Kennewick on 27th. Today (Friday, 10-3), I got a prayer request for Marlene, which I quote here: "Thurs, Aug 25, Marlene went to Dr for mild headache. Tues. 8/30 she had learned she has 4 inoperable tumors in brain, 2 in her body and has 3 weeks to 3 months to live. She is in her mid-50s. Please pray for her husband, Kelly and the rest of the Russell family." This was forwarded to approximately 150 people in our church, so they will all be praying for Marlene and the family. I know we have a loving God who will hold her in His hands. You have my heart. -Mercedes "Deedee" Willox Loiseau ('64) ~ Burbank, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bill Didway ('66} For all those interested in the Anacortes Oyster Run.... It is mainly a Harley Davidson show but all types and kinds of bikes show up. I don't ride a Harley as I have just graduated up in size from Honda Trail 90's to an XT225. Where the blacktop ends and the gravel begins is where the fun begins for me. Not single track trails but logging roads and fire roads and old dirt roads. Dual sport riding. Georgia Rushworth ('66) and Rob Peutz ('73) should think about making next years Oyster Run on their Harleys. Maybe a "Bomber Run" from Richland. Must be more riders out there. -Bill Didway ('66} ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Betti Avant ('69) Re: Homecoming Tonight (Friday) is homecoming here in Goodland, Kansas. Their football team is 3-1 going in. They lost a heartbreaker last week 10-7 in overtime. In my day they never played overtime, just settled for the tie. Bomber cheers to all, -Betti Avant ('69) ~ Goodland, KS - There has been a nip in the air the past couple of weeks and at other times it has been almost too warm. Oh well, it is October. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Brad Upton ('74) To: Don Andrews ('67) Thanks for your kind words about my show in Portland. I'm currently on MS Zaandam...tomorrow morning we'll be going through the Panama Canal. Monday night I disembark in Cartagena, Colombia and get to spend the night before flying home on Tuesday. I'm told there are plenty of bombers (something about being leftists) in Colombia, so maybe I'll see some! -Brad Upton ('74) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/05/03 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Claris Van Dusen ('48), Betti Avant ('69), Ruth Russell ('71) ******************************************** ******************************************** TODAY: Class of '58 Lunch ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Claris Van Dusen Troutman ('48) Re: Mary Triem Mowery ('47) Does anyone know the status of Mary? She was at our Club 40 reunion on Friday evening, Sept. 5th. I heard later that she went to the hospital on Saturday, but have not heard any news since. She and I knew each other at Richland (Col) High and we enjoyed a good visit that Friday evening. I'm anxious to receive any news of her condition, as well as an address where I could send a card. Thanks so very much. -Claris Van Dusen Troutman ('48) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [In case anybody else missed it, see yesterday's Sandstorm for an entry from Mary. -Maren ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Betti Avant ('69) Re: homecoming victory Well, the Goodland (KS) Cowboys pulled out their homecoming game, 28-27. On the opponents' four touchdowns they went for the 2-point conversion every time. The commentators wondered if they even had a kicker for extra points. Well, it turns out they do (he kicked a 32-yard field goal) to make up for the first three failed PATs. Goodland's defense stopped them at the goal line on their 4th PAT attempt, that would have put them into OT for the second week in a row. It's great winning a game of that caliber. How is the Bomber squad doing? Have a good one, -Betti Avant ('69) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ruth Russell Pierson ('71) Re: Marlene Russell Kallioinen ('62) update Just wanted to thank those of you who have already emailed me for Marlene and Kelly's address, or sent messages, and, of course, DeeDee Willox Loiseau ('64) who let us know about the prayer chain at the First Baptist in Kennewick for Marlene. I have a guardedly positive thing to report about Marlene's condition--- the doctors have come up with a treatment of sorts that they think Marlene may be able to tolerate with minimal discomfort and risk to her heart---all I actually know is that it involves steroids and injections of some sort. They will be trying it out to see whether it helps her enough to make putting her through it worthwhile. The best medicine for her right now continues to be the love and support of family and friends. Thank you so much for your caring response! I will continue to pass on their address for cards and notes to those who email me and ask for it. And I have been printing out the email messages I have received, plus those that have been posted on the Sandstorm, to pass on to the family---every word of encouragement will get to Marlene and Kelly, and the rest of their family. Thank you all, and Keep well and keep safe, -Ruth Russell Pierson ('71) ******************************************** ******************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/06/03 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers and 1 death notice today: Norm Harding ('50) and Dorothy Keys ('52) Gus Keeney ('57), John Campbell ('63) Jeff Michael ('65), Joe Schmitt ('73) Larry Davis ('80) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mary Collins Burbage ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Harvey Irby ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Willie Mitchell ('66) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Norm Harding ('50) and Dorothy Keys Harding ('52) Re: Ray Conley ('46) Does anyone out there in Sandstorm land know how Ray is feeling these days? Ray? Anyone? The last word we had was a few weeks ago when he was going in for more treatments. We get our news from the Kuklinski brothers from Kennewick, who have been golfing buddies and friends of Ray's for some time. -Norm Harding ('50) and Dorothy Keys Harding ('52) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gus Keeney ('57) Re: Sue Update Sue is scheduled for her PET scan on Wednesday the 22nd unless an opening comes up before that. Then her oncologist will have a better idea for or if treatment is advised. Re: Yellow VW Roadster On another note: Does anyone know who owns the yellow VW Roadster Conversion that I saw in the parking lot at the Club 40 function? It looks like a fun project for me this winter to help me keep my mind off "Other Problems". I would like to get some digital photos e-mailed to me of the different points of the car so I can have a model to work from. Thanks, -Gus Keeney ('57) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: John Campbell ('63) Re: Oyster Run I attended the Oyster Run this year and it exceeded my expectations. My wife and I attended the Blues Festival at Port Townsend on Saturday and rode up Whidbey and across Deception Pass the next morning to Anacortes. We attended Sturgis last year, and I agree that Anacortes is a nice local alternative - not as rowdy, but a lot of bikes in one place. They also had a nice car show. Traffic can be a bear, so you might want to seek accommodations for Sunday night. The small ferries are first come first served for cycles, so plan accordingly. The only downside was a real shortage of bathroom facilities for all us beer drinking bikers. -John Campbell ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jeff Michael ('65) Re: Trippin' Bomber Folks: What a long, strange trip it has been! I just finished reading all the back "Sandstorms" I missed on the commute to Richland. The drama started 10August. I just last night got full internet communications reestablished. Just as a taste of the fun... as soon as my DSL was hooked up in our house, I started to do the install. I had used my lap top on- line a few times at my office, so figured this process would be a snap. I no sooner get into the activation phase of the disc, and a dialog box pops up and says by computer will shut down in 60 seconds. And it did! When it restarted, I restarted the install process. The #^&&^%$ box popped- up again... and shut down. Each time this happened, it would happen sooner. I kept trying to race through the install thinking I could beat the pop-up and things would be fine. But no. So, I took the laptop to work again... had no trouble. Came back home again and tried next evening. Almost got through the set-up when the evil shut-down box appeared again. Called my DSL provider and was informed that this was the feared "Blaster" virus. He walked me through going to Microsoft for the patch to install. While the patch was downloading, the Blaster reappeared. I watched the screen and the download raced the shutdown. It was like a Mission Impossible segment! The download won by 3 seconds!!! It showed-up once later in the evening while I was on the internet, but I went to the patch again and seem to have stamped it out. I read that some of the Tri-City schools got hit real hard by it. This is just a small taste of the trials and tribulations we have experienced in the move... I might add, that my household goods are still in a moving van, in Portland, I think. But that's a whole 'nuther story. Just a note to all other Bombers that recognize "de Colores"... my wife and I have been involved in numerous Walks and Flights over the past 7 years while in San Diego. We are anxious to get involved in the Tri-Cities. Thanks for asking. -DJ Jeff Michael ('65) ~ Back Home Again In...Richland ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Joe Schmitt ('73) Last night the young men and women of the Richland marching band earned their place in history. They came in first in their division and displayed the best sportsmanship and professionalism that any school could have ask for. To not have been there to watch them compete is truly a loss that can never be replaced. Congratulations to the best, the Richland High School marching band. -Joe Schmitt ('73) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Larry Davis ('80) - Former Footballer Re: Need my Bomber "Fix" To: All Tri-City area Bombers I need your help! I'm stuck here on the dreary (today) West side (Kent, WA), and I have not been able to get my "Bomber fix". I need your help, I'd love to know how the Bomber football team is doing and like Betti Avant ('69) who wrote in this morning (Sunday), We have not heard any results. Now, I know I'm not alone with my need... I'm looking for several willing Boosters to step up and help us poor, needy, displaced Bomber fans out. I'm hoping for details and I need scuttle-butt (i.e coaches, players, cheer leaders, Officials, fans etc.), too! I live near Kentwood HS, my oldest daughter Marie (born in Richland) goes to KW and all I hear about is Kentwood. Now KW is ranked third in the state and is still undefeated but it was sure nice a few years ago when Richland kicked their booty. Anyway, I'm looking forward to hearing from many of you, especially those close to the class of ('80). Oh! to all you WSU Cougar fans, Yeah! Good Job. Wonderful Homecoming. Sorry, Huskies. Many Bomber thanks, in advance, -Larry Davis ('80) ******************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Death Notice >>Billie Lou Waldrep Golla ('51) ~ 1933 - 10/3/03 *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/07/03 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Jim Russell ('58), Gary Behymer ('64) Tedd Cadd ('66), Jenny Smart ('87) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jessie Willoughby ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jon Boisoneau ('67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jim Russell ('58) To: Larry Davis ('80) Like you, I live on the Wet side of the state, and miss the sports news coming out of the Tri-Cities. It's good to have a Bomber with first hand reporting tell us about the exciting (or not) results of the local Col-Hi/Richland Hi heroes and hero-ettes. But, if that's not possible, try connecting to You'll get a daily dose of your Tri-City sports. I have two daughters who I entrust to raise my 5 grandchildren in Kent. -Jim Russell ('58) ~ in beautiful downtown Mountlake Terrace, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gary Behymer (64) Re: FACES FROM THE WALL - Vietnam War ~ Washington STATE This site needs help with photos of possible former friends killed in Viet Nam. Re: 531 RingNet Sites... -Gary Behymer ('64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Tedd Cadd ('66) To: Jeff Michael ('65) Jeff, The local organization is Eastern Washington Walk to Emmaus. -Tedd Cadd ('66) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jenny Smart Page ('87) Re: Yellow VW Roadster I've seen that snazzy VW, too. My kids think it should be worth at least double "slug bug" points because its a bug AND a "hot rod" (we play according to a never ending list of 'house rules' with that game). The bug I rebuilt at age 16 looked good -- but not that good. Kudos to whoever put the time & money into it. -Jenny Smart Page ('87) ~ West Richland, WA *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/08/03 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Reuben Linn ('58), Mary Rose ('60) Charlotte Nugent ('64), Vicki Owens ('72) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Susan Sherwood ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Reuben Linn ('58) To: Larry Davis ('80) Another site that works on the wet side to keep up on high school scores is This one has some audio as well. -Reuben Linn ('58) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mary Rose Tansy ('60) Wishing one of my oldest and dearest friends a wonderful birthday. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JESSIE!!! Your Friend, -Mary Rose Tansy ('60) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Charlotte Nugent Hardy ('64) Since the Sandstorm Bomber group covers so much of the United States, I would appreciate it if some of you could email me directly with some ideas about events that you hold in your towns like the Cool Desert Nights in Richland. I am on the task force for the Comprehensive Plan for our city. We have just completed the goal portion of the plan and will be going into the action plan the first week in November. We have a declining population overall (now about 16,000) with an increase in the over 60 group (of which I will soon be a part). There are many parts to the plan with one goal being a plan to increase the interest in the downtown section. We have thought about a walking tour of the historic district, cemetery walks to highlight the lives of men from the different wars, as well as men and women who lived and died in the area, and possibly street dancing. If you have any ideas you would like to share, please let me know. If you would make the subject "Bombers" or something like that, I won't delete it. It seems like I get a lot of mail that I don't recognize that I end up deleting. I am looking forward to being there for the Cool Desert Nights and the '64 reunion next year. I was in Richland last fall for just a couple of days as my son moved out there. His children were the ones trying to fry an egg on the pavement a few weeks ago. I was able to have one of those famous Spudnuts and it was delicious. -Charlotte Nugent Hardy ('64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Vicki Owens ('72) Well, I never thought it would happen to me. Today my neighbor introduced me to a Peace Corps volunteer who recently arrived here in Uganda. As we started chatting, she mentioned moving from southern California to the Pacific Northwest for high school. "Oh really?" said I. "Where in the Northwest?" "Washington State." "Where in Washington State?" "The Tri-Cities." "Which one of the Tri-Cities?" "Richland." She took one glance at the look on my face and said, "Are you a BOMBER?!" What do you know, there are now TWO Bombers in Uganda. Who would have thunk?! Please welcome to the Alumni Sandstorm Leana Johnson ('96), now serving Uganda as a Peace Corps educator in a village an hour or so outside of the town of Mbarara. Way to go, Leana! -Vicki Owens ('72) ~ Kampala, Uganda ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Vicki -- Does Leana have an email address or is she gonna read your Alumni Sandstorm??? -Maren] *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/09/03 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff: Jan Bollinger('60), Patti Jones ('60) Helen Cross ('62), Gary Behymer ('64) Shirley Collings ('66), Larry Davis ('80) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER LUNCHES 'n stuff (in order of appearance) 10/11 Portland/Vancouver Lunch 10/12 Puget Sound/Fife Lunch More information: Click the lunch you want to know about. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jan Bollinger Persons ('60) Re: Link to Obtain Documents The latest edition of Social Security eNews provided a link for obtaining certified copies of documents that we often need and don't know how to obtain. Here's the article for interested Bombers: "There are a few documents that people absolutely need to have at some point in their lives -- a birth certificate may be the best example, but marriage or death certificates, and perhaps a divorce decree, could be other essential documents. The fact is that in order to apply for Social Security benefits (and for a number of other reasons) you will probably need at least one of these documents, either the original or a copy certified by the state that issued it. Figuring out where to go to find the certified copies you need could be confusing -- until now. With this online resource you can find the addresses and phone numbers of the issuing offices as well as the fees for the documents you need. So even a person born in Alabama, married in California, divorced in Utah and retired in Florida can find everything he or she needs at the link below. Try it out!" -Jan Bollinger Persons ('60) ~ Spokane - where summer appears to over but we still have ripe tomatoes on the vine. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) Re: Puget Sound Area/Fife Luncheon No reservations necessary! If you would like, you can email me that you will be at the luncheon. DATE: October 12, 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 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) To: Charlotte Nugent Handy ('64) I am sure there are media and event specialists who can really help you. My only other ideas are an arts and crafts show of sorts, garden tours, and it seems fireworks light up everybody's life. Also will there still be some fall color, or will it be gone then? I think you are from New York State. Certainly people would be interested in knowing any famous people who lived or died there, or if people are buried from the Civil War or earlier. I just read a book about a murder in NYC in l836, and I was amazed at the amount of actual data she had gathered up on the newspapers, and customs of the times, as well as researching many of the people involved. Wish I could come. -Helen Cross Kirk ('62) ~ West Harrison, IN - where we are having a beautiful fall with blue October skies and about 70, and the Indiana "color" is just started. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gary Behymer ('64) Re: Searching for 1964 Richland Bomber JoAnne Powers -Gary Behymer ('64) ~ Colfax, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) Re: "Kennewick Man" Yes, our own "Kennewick Man" is actually Grant Dawson, who graduated in 1993 from Hanford High School. Notice in the small wording under Grant's name is stated, "As quiet as a flea." If we only knew what the future would be. [link no longer works] -Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) ~ Richland - where they are still attempting to determine how old the "Kennewick Bones" really are. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Larry Davis ('80) Re: Bombers Cheers Many thanks and a big bomber cheer to those that replied to my "Football Fix" request. I also received several "off the record" reports, they were quite fun and I fully expect that they continue. I'd like to be kept in the loop. Mom & Dad (step), Jim Williamson ('53) and Kathy Hudson Williamson ('54), will be visiting this weekend and can also relay any messages. They still live in the same house on Snow St. (for about 40 years now). So until my next Richland visit (Oct 25th), root for those "Bombers". Go Bombs! -Larry Davis ('80) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/10/03 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Jim McDougal ('57) and Barbara Franco ('67) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER LUNCHES 'n stuff (in order of appearance) TOMORROW Portland/Vancouver Lunch SUNDAY Puget Sound/Fife Lunch More information: Click the lunch you want to know about. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jim McDougal ('57) To: All Seattle Area Bombers I keep reading Sandstorm articles submitted by Bombers that indicate they live in the metropolitan Seattle area. How come we don't see you at the monthly luncheons in Fife? We (the 12-15 regular attendees) would love to break bread with you and get re-aquainted. Give us the chance to see you again and hear what life has brought you since graduation. I promise everybody will be happy to see you again and nobody will bite! If anybody needs a ride from the east side (I live out between Renton and Issaquah) give me a call at 425- 226-1308. Here's the info about the luncheon just in case you missed it: DATE: October 12, 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! -Jim McDougal ('57) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Barbara Franco Sherer ('67) Re: Uganda Vicki Owen's ('72) note about the new Bomber landing in Uganda, was terrific. My brother, Marc ('66), was in the Peace Corps in 71-73, (I think) in Ghana. He taught several science courses at a small college there. Africa was in the middle of a many years drought while Marc was there. I'm not sure he even liked yams before he got there, but after eating them for most of the two years, he won't even look at them now. Did Vicki find out what this young lady will be doing? My husband, David, was in Uganda for almost two years with the Public Health Service instead of going to Viet Nam. Among this interesting and diverse group, they called themselves 'the chicken of the sea' or 'the pubic health service'. Sorry about that, medical humor is often to usually offbeat. While he wasn't actually being shot at as in Viet Nam, he did have the misfortune of landing on the day of Idi Amin's coup d'etat. There was house arrest for several months, meaning everyone could go out to work as long as they were inside their homes by 4pm. He did get beat up a couple times by drunken boarder guards. He has lots of interesting stories. He was offered the honor of being Idi Amin's personal physician... he sadly declined, saying that since he was in Uganda under diplomatic passport he was unable to oblige. Besides, it could have been hazardous to his health. Unfortunately, I didn't know David at this time! I would have enjoyed it a lot. -Barbara Franco Sherer ('67) ~ Bellevue - where it is sunny and cloudy (only in Seattle) and 63 *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/11/03 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers and 1 funeral notice today: Jim Russell ('58), Linda Woods ('61WB) Betti Avant ('69) ******************************************** ******************************************** WELCOME BACK to the Alumni Sandstorm e-group: Barbara Kramer ('54) ******************************************** ******************************************** TODAY: 10/11 Portland/Vancouver Lunch ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jim Russell ('58) Re: Puget Sound/Fife luncheon To: Jim McDougal ('57) You ask the question why more of the Seattle area Bombers don't make it to Fife for lunch. I won't speak for others, but for me, my Sunday mornings are devoted to other purposes. I know that whatever days are established for get-together, somebody will be unable to attend. If Sundays work best for the majority, that's fine. I'll get my "fix" by enjoying the pictures and any printed stories. As far as Fife being a part of the Seattle area, it might as well be Olympia or Portland for a "northender." -Jim Russell ('58) ~ beautiful downtown Mountlake Terrace, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda Woods ('61) Yesterday I was doing my job along with another lady in the psychiatric unit of the Spokane County Jail... I as a teacher with the Spokane School District and Lynn-Marie Hatcher ('68) I believe as a psychiatric nurse. We began chatting about our work and suddenly realized we were both from Richland and shared many memories and friends. We giggled as we hushed our voices, not wanting the officers nearby to hear, "You were a BOMBER?!" -Linda Woods ('61 "Woulda-been") ~ Spokane, WA - where fall is finally creeping in after a wonderful two month Richland-like heat spell ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Betti Avant ('69) Re: Typical Fall day Well, today in Northwestern Kansas is a typical Fall day. I have the day off and the wind is blowing and a nip is in the air. A lot of the trees are already changing here in town. I'm sure some of you out there have more colorful trees than we do here. There are some brilliant yellows and oranges, however. Here's to all you Bombers out there everywhere. -Betti Avant ('69) ~ Goodland, KS - where the football team is on the road ******************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Funeral Notice scanned from the TCHerald by Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) >>Randy Bell (Webb) ('72) ~ 10/29/52 - 10/7/03 *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/12/03 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Steve Carson ('58), Lola Heidlebaugh ('60) Joyce Stinsman ('68) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim Clancy ('52) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Roma Harrold Jensen ('57) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Shirley Sherwood ('62) ******************************************** ******************************************** TODAY: Puget Sound/Fife Lunch ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Steve Carson ('58) Greetings to all, and in particular Mariners Fans, you are all invited to become CUBS fans as we move toward the World Series. With our hitting and pitching the CUBS remind me of the Mariners of a couple of years ago. -Steve Carson ('58) ~ Chicago, IL - where it has been 57 years since we were this far into post season play. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Lola Heidlebaugh Bowen ('60) Re: October Portland/Vancouver Bomber Luncheon Thanks to everyone who came out to the October Portland/Vancouver Bomber Luncheon! Don Andrews ('67), Bob Carlson (AKA - '54), Anne Collins Moyers ('60), Nadine Smith Heusser ('60) and husband Roger, Ron Holeman ('56), Judy Willox Hodge ('61), Nick Nelson ('56), Loretta Reich Rippee and husband Don, Len ('66) and wife Linda Rediske, Jo Heidlebaugh ('74) and Lola Heidlebaugh Bowen ('60). The class of '60 had the highest number there! Lots of fun and visiting - it was great to see everyone. There were 3 new ones who hadn't been able to make it to any of the other luncheons or picnics. Welcome all of you! (Pictures will be sent as soon as they are developed - we didn't have a digital camera there.) Re: Next (November) Luncheon will be Saturday - November 8 - 11:00 at the DoubleTree/Columbia River - hope we can have more "newcomers"! Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: The December Portland/Vancouver Bomber Luncheon will have a Christmas theme - and be on the first Saturday - December 6 - from 11:00am - 3:00pm - Please mark your calendars. Will have more information later - just be sure to get the date marked on your calendars now! -Lola Heidlebaugh Bowen ('60) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Joyce Stinsman Komac ('68) Re: Bruce Stinsman ('68) Just thought I would let fellow Bombers know, my brother, Bruce will be in the lower 48 for a short visit beginning Octtober 17. He stops here in Port Orchard, WA first then will drive to Tri-Cities area Octtober 20th to visit some old car buddies in that area. His final stop is northern Idaho before he returns to Alaska and the snowy north. -Joyce Stinsman Komac ('68) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/13/03 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Tom Hughes ('56), Jim McDougal ('57) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: David Edgar ('56) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jerry Gilstrap ('83) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Tom Hughes ('56) Re: October Puget Sound/Fife Lunch All Bomber Lunches website We had a great turnout for the October Fife Lunch. Several new faces and several returnees from long ago. It was great to see Bill Berlin (56), Don Ehinger ('55), Jay Siegel ('61), and Cecil Bell ('53) as well as Char Dossett Holden ('51) and Ann Thompson, aka Anna May Wann ('49). Now that the Mariners season is over, Max ('57) and Gayle Dunn Sutton ('62) made it back. Barb Franco Sherer ('67) made it for the first time in a long time. John ('66) and Marilee Zimmer, Curt Donahue ('53), Larry Mattingly ('60), Nick Nelson ('56), Jim McDougal ('57) and Irl French ('51) were also there. Judy Willox Hodge ('61) made it over from Richland again and of course my Wife Agnes, my Grand Daughter Jessica Blessing and my Father-in-Law, Don Geyman were there. Everyone had a great time and I hope to see them all and more of you next month. [11/11/03] -Tom Hughes ('56) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jim McDougal ('57) To: Jim Russell ('58) Jim: Thanks for the response. I took your concern to the group at lunch today. There was a lot of discussion about having tried doing the luncheon on Saturday's and not gotten very good participation. The general consensus is that there is no "good" day that will fit everybody's calendar. However, since Sunday has generated the best, and by the way, growing, participation, we will continue with our current schedule of holding the Puget Sound luncheons on the 2nd Sunday of each month. The subject of location/distance from the "north end" was also discussed. Again, the general consensus, was that although Fife is not central to Seattle residents, nobody objected to staying where we are. We have regular attendees that come from Lynnwood/Edmonds, and even some that come over from Richland - just for the lunch!! One of today's attendee's is moving from the Seattle area to Anacortes, but says he will continue to attend. So, if you can make it, we'd love to see you. However, we do understand that many people do have other priorities, interests, and/or commitments that take their time. -Jim McDougal ('57) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/14/03 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Anna May Wann ('49), MLou Williams ('60) Linda Reining ('64), Jumbo Davis ('82) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Yesterday: Julie Alexander ('65) and -- A Big BOMBER WELCOME to the newest Sandstormer: Julie Alexander ('65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ann Thompson, aka Anna May Wann ('49) Re: Picture disc from Club 40 To: John Adkins ('62) I love the disc it is a must have for everyone that attended Club 40 this year. But I do have one comment, in two of the pictures where I show up I am listed as class of '40. Do you realize that would make me older than Dick McCoy ('45) and I didn't figure anyone could be older than Dick. Although I received an early Birthday card from a so called friend, it said, "another birthday?, I didn't think you could get any older". Oh well, I guess that is what happens once you decide to join AARP. -Ann Thompson, aka Anna May Wann ('49) ~ Still raining in Bothell. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: MLou Williams ('60) Re: A terrific person (who happens to be a '62 grad!) Last Friday my Mom made it to 88 years of life, and I had to work. Somehow, birthdays the day after are just not as fun as on THE day. I finally got her to decide that she would be playing bridge at the Senior Center - this was about two hours before the games began. I called a Richland florist (you all know Arlene's Flowers) to get something delivered to the Senior Center that would call everyone's attention to Mom's birthday. The terrific person (who happens to be a 1962 graduate) and I conversed for a while and as time piddled on we came up with a plan - I bought a big balloon bouquet and she offered to go anywhere I wanted to pick up some goodies for the bridge players. We ended up with several dozen really nice cookies from Albertson's. Making a long story even longer, the cookies and balloons were delivered at the onset of bridge and everyone had a hoot, especially Mom. They all sang happy birthday, hugged, congratulated, patted her, asked her age (and I can't believe this part: she told them!) She was so surprised and thrilled she called me as soon as she got home. I told her about the very nice lady at Arlene's who helped me, and confirmed that her mother and my mother used to play bridge together about 50 years ago! The special service-oriented person I want to give lots of thanks to today and tell you all about is none other than Paula Beardsley Glenn ('62)! I want to point out that she didn't know I was also a Col-Hi grad when she was being so kind to go the extra mile for cookies for my mom. No wonder Arlene's has been in business so many years, with people like Paula providing customer service. Okay enough, and I also want to spread the word that Nadine Smith Heusser ('60) and hub Roger are grandparents for the second time, first time for a girl. Deenie wanted a grandchild when she was 60, and got one; now she has one at 61 too. I wonder if this is a pattern... -MLou Williams ('60) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda Reining ('64) WHAT: Bakersfield Bomber Luncheon WHERE: Linda's house WHEN: Sunday, December 7, 2003 TIME: 1:00 P.M. til ? I know it's early, but want those close to mark their calendars, NOW so they can plan to attend. We will have eats, desserts, drinks, and lots of fun. I'll put more notices in the Sandstorm the closer it gets to the end of November... will also make sure I give directions to my house, along with a phone number (in case you get lost... I am NOT the best at giving directions). Hope to see lots of you there. The "regulars" are planning to attend, but it would be fun to meet and greet some of the other Bombers who live in this part of California. Bakersfield is considered "Central CA"... we are only 82 miles from Los Angeles City Limits, so we are close to that part of California, too... and, we are only a 3 hour drive from most places in Southern CA, so those in parts of Orange County can come and join us, too. Same with those Las Vegas Bombers... IF I can drive over for a lunch, and not go near a slot machine, you guys can make it this direction. -Linda Reining ('64) ~ Bakersfield, CA - we have started to cool down... only in the mid 80s, but still waiting for the really cold weather, then I will be a happy camper. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jumbo Davis ('82) To: Brad Upton ('74) Got a chance to see George Carlin on HBO last night. Besides yourself is there anybody better in comedy. My face hurt from laughing, just as you left me in your last show in Richland. Have you ever met this character while being on tour? To: Larry Davis ('80) Bombers 7, Bulldogs 35 - Pasco averages 270 lbs. on the offensive line and has two running backs that run like they should be playing for the WSU Cougars. -Jumbo Davis ('82) ~ Just counting the days until we can have Bomber basketball updates from [Roger] Fishback ('62)! *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/15/03 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 9 Bombers sent stuff: Dick McCoy ('45), Karen Cole ('55) Gus Keeney ('57), John Adkins ('62) Paula Beardsley ('62), Pete Housley ('63) Julie Alexander ('65), Patty de la Bretonne ('65) Llorene Myers ('72) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Karla Bierlein ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rob French ('71) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dick McCoy ('45) Re: Doggie Last week we had to send our little dog, Rosie, to dog heaven. We may have waited too long, as she got very sick, icluding blindness caused by diabetes. We just hated to let go, our bad. Boy, that hurt. One really gets attached to those pets. Some say that is silly, that they are just animals. Phooey. The things that make us human beings are love, loyalty, caring, and belief in a Higher Power. What of the above do pets lack, if one feels that they consider us their "Higher Power"? So we mourn for them, thank you. To: Anna May Wann ('49) Just wait a couple of decades when you are as old as I am now. Hah! -Dick McCoy ('45) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Karen Cole Correll ('55) While setting up my library, I found a blank season ticket to the big pool. (I worked there for four years in the late fifties.) The charge for a family season ticket in 1957, was $14.28 plus $.72 for county tax. If anyone collects memorabilia such as this, I'll gladly mail it to them. It's not in perfect condition as it has a slight tear in one corner. It brought back a lot of good memories! -Karen Cole Correll ('55) ~ sunny Nine Mile Falls, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gus Keeney ('57) We are still getting notes from the Red Cross with Donation Cards for Sue. Cards from Margo Heiling Barron ('57) and Sharon Panther Taff ('57) came today. Thanks again to all who donated Blood and for all the prayers and Support in Sue's behalf. To: MLou Williams ('60) Great note about Louise. And also KUDOs to The Arlene's Flowers Team for all the support they gave us while Sue was in the Hospital in Kennewick. -Gus Keeney ('57) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: John Adkins ('62) Re: Club 40 Photo Album To: Ann Thompson, aka Anna May Wann ('49) I do so apologize, I must have been thinking of your age not your year of graduation. To anyone moved by Anna May's kind words to acquire a Club 40 photo album: They are still available. Send me an e mail with your mailing address, and I will send you a CD, you can send the "ten bucks" by return postage. -John Adkins "62" (age and year of graduation are getting close to the same thing) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Paula Beardsley Glenn ('62) To: MLou Williams ('60) Thanks for your kind words and I'm glad the treat made a hit with your Mom and the bridge bunch. My boss will be happy with the "free" advertising too I'm sure. Arlene's does try to help each customer but that is the way "Our Generation" was brought up - that good work ethic - what happened to it lately? I would go to almost any length to make a day better for one of our parents or that generation since there aren't a whole lot of them around anymore. Although I haven't had anything to say lately, I always enjoy reading what is happening in our Bomber world. Keep the news coming - It's great to be able to stay connected on some level. Thanks Maren again for providing the vehicle!!! -Paula Beardsley Glenn ('62) ~ on a cool, drippy autumn morning in beautiful Richland ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Pete Housley ('63) Re: Fwd: vietnam - Howard Savare *********** From: bookstorelady Date: 19/19/03 Re: vietnam - Howard Savare Sent to: Pete Housley ('63) Hello. I am involved in a project to "place faces to the names of the 1140 plus Washington State men whose names are on the Vietnam Memorial Wall" or the mirror site I am using yearbook pictures, snapshots, military portraits, obituaries and remembrances to commemorate these men. I saw your remembrance for Howard Savare online at and saw your reference to attending school with Howard. Would you have a yearbook handy and would you be willing and able to scan a picture of Howard for the Faces Website? the Moving Wall will be in West Richland the first week in November and I am hoping to have a presentation available for viewing... thank you, Darilee ******** Can anbody help this person. Thanks, -Pete Housley ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Julie Alexander ('65) Maren, Thank you for the warm welcome! How exciting to read all of the memories of school and Richland. And how much fun it was to find out there is another Julie Alexander ('96) who graduated from Col Hi. I guess I'll never be able to call it anything else but Col Hi. Most of us "older" folks will always call it that. I read with interest all of you who have "gone back to find your family roots". My parents were born in Washington, came to the Tri-Cities in 1943, and my Grandparents homesteaded here (in WA), so I thought we just came from WA. Wow, what a surprise to grow up and find out that isn't so. My father and younger sister Rebecca ('77) spent many long hours and did a wonderful history of our family. I encourage any of you who have thought about doing a family tree to do so. And be sure to get all of those wonderful stories of the past. For example: "the termination winds"; the "alphabet houses"; and people standing in line for the busses to the "areas" in the shadow of the telephone polls to keep cool. We who grew up in Richland have such a history like no other. It is great to see it hasn't been lost. signed, the newest cyber Bomber! -Julia (Julie) Alexander ('65) ~ Forks, WA (the 3rd rainiest spot in the 48 states) where it has been crystal clear and beautiful! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patty de la Bretonne ('65) Dear Julie Alexander ('65), Hey! I've been thinking of calling you. Finally went over and got the pictures! Wow! Love them. Thanks. and by the way Julie, Happy Birthday! I thought of it and you yesterday. Patty de la Bretonne ('65) in Seattle (thanks Maren) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Llorene Myers Bezanson ('72) Re: The Vietnam Wall Memorial Link Whoever submitted the link to the memorial "loop" last week I believe, would you please resend it? Somehow I copied it wrong and deleted the newsletter from that day. From November 2nd - 9th in West Richland's Flat Top Park, the half-scale version of the "Wall" will be on display for all to see. This replica was conceived by Vietnam veterans and took nearly 20 years to complete and I would like to share this link with others. Thank you! Llorene Myers Bezanson ('72) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/16/03 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 8 Bombers and 1 funeral notice today: LaVerne Osterman ('51), MaryMike Hartnett ('61) Mark Saucier ('70), Linda Smith ('72) Brad Upton ('74), Mike Davis ('74) Larry Davis ('80), Monique Mangold ('80) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Judith Porter Cox ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dave Hanthorn ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Chuck Felder ('70) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: LaVerne Osterman Newstrom ('51) To: Dick McCoy ('45) Our dog has been dead for 20 years and I still miss him. Willy Boy was epileptic, bald, blind, deaf, and incontinent but he knew all my thoughts and dreams... I am sure of that. I would like to make another commitment to a pet but at this time am unable to do that -LaVerne Osterman Newstrom ('51) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: MaryMike Hartnett Peters ('61) The Local Bomber class of '61 are gathering for Lunch on Saturday, 10/25 at Sundance Grill at11:00. Guys, Gals & Spouses. Should be great to see EVERYone again. Contact Judy Keplinger if you plan to join us. See Ya there, -MaryMike Hartnett Peters ('61) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mark Saucier ('70) Lived in Chicago for 10 years prior to moving here. Realized most people don't know the story of the "Billy Goat Curse". Thought some people might be interested in the origin of the "curse of the goat". Below was excerpted from the internet. -Mark Saucier ('70) ~ Pittsburgh, PA - A beer drinking town with a football problem ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ {Excerpt "from the internet" was too long for the Sandstorm, but I found these two sites if people want to go read about the Billy Goat Curse. -Maren ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda Smith Davis ('72) Re: Mom's 90th birthday If any Bombers remember Mom, Alta Smith, from Nazarene church, boy scouts, girl scouts, etc., her 90th birthday is October 23rd. We are planning a reception at the Richland Nazarene Church on Sunday the 26th -- noon to 2. All are welcome. I know she would love to have cards. At 90, most of your friends are already gone. Mom is sharp and active. If anyone is interested, I will post my address. Thanks. -Linda Smith Davis ('72) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Brad Upton ('74) To: Jumbo Davis ('82) Re: George Carlin George Carlin was the first comedian I ever saw live. I was about 15 and went to the sold out Paramount in Seattle with my brother (Brian '76) and mom and dad. You can imagine how much fun it was to go to a concert with your parents. Carlin was brilliant. 16 years later I got to perform at a sold out Paramount on that very stage during the finals of the Seattle Comedy Competition. I actually looked out to the area where I had been sitting 15 years was a beautiful, personal moment for me. In about '95 I was working at the Maxim Casino in Las Vegas and George Carlin was headlining across the street at Bally's. I wrote a note to him and told him that he was a big influence on me and told him the story about seeing him in Seattle many years earlier. I gave the note to the concierge at Bally's and asked them to deliver it to him. About 2 hours later he called my room and said, "Hey Brad, it' George." We talked for several minutes and he invited me to his show that night and to meet him afterward. I had to do my own show, but as soon as it was over I hustled across the street and caught about the last 15 minutes of his act. Afterward I went backstage to his dressing room and spent about 15 minutes talking with him. He's a great guy (I was surprised how small and elderly he looked in person) with a brilliant mind. He's an icon in the comedy business with how prolific he is in his writing. He did 106 appearances on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. 106 times 6 minutes is over 10 hours of material!!! That's nearly impossible. See him live if you ever get the chance. -Brad Upton ('74) PS. I just opened again for some other heroes of mine, the legendary Smothers Brothers, at the Las Vegas Hilton. They have been together 44 years and are absolutely brilliant. See them live if you get a chance too!! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Davis ('74) The other day my younger brother, Jumbo ('82) mentioned that he was looking forward to the upcoming season of Bomber basketball. I agree, the team should be one of the better teams they have had in a few years. If you get the chance, I would highly recommend going down to the gym and seeing them play this year. The Bombers have a guard named James York. This kid has skills!!! In fact, when the season is over I'm sure people will be saying they have seen one of the best ever. He has the ability to rate right up there with the three greatest Bomber players of all time - Mike Neill ('75), Ray Stein ('64), and Kelvin Soldat ('71)!!!! I can still remember Neill's 25 foot jumpers, Stein leading the fast breaks, and Soldat flying up the court in his black lowtop Chuck Taylors!!! That is skills!!!!!! -Mike Davis ('74) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Larry Davis ('80) To: Dick McCoy ('45) Re: doggie Dick, I was sorry to hear about your dog Rosie. You're not alone. My brother, Gary ('77), just went through the same thing last week with his dog of many years. It's always hard to see a part of your family leave to a better place. I was moved by your article regarding pets and concur with your analogy. I too, have a Rosie (she's here in my office with me now). We've been showing dogs (Beagles) for several years now and they are definitely a part of the family. It seems our only vacations are dog show locations. This week is no different, this is my Birthday weekend and my wife leaves, today, for California (Bay area, Pleasanton), with the dogs and I will fly down in a day or two (due to work) and will catch up with her. We've had many fun years of caring for our pets and they provide hours of entertainment during each day. It's amazing how human they can be while providing unconditional affection . Please, feel free to view part of my family, at the below website, while we mourn for yours. -Larry Davis ('80) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Monique Mangold Beaucour ('80) Re: Any cowboy among the Bombers? More than 23 years ago the Wilson family and many of you changed my life, being a foreign exchange student. It was tough but I learned a lot and still do because of you through the Sandstorm. I came thanks to the American Field Service and the idea was to make peace triumph from war because when you get to know people living with them wherever in the world you just cannot kill them! From then on I still believe in this idea and try to do my best to teach it to my pupils and children of course. That's why I need your Bomber's spirit once again: I'm looking for a course master for my elder daughter Deborah for next summer. I allow myself to ask you for help, since she would work for free and for the joy of learning something different about horses. She's a tough worker and already a good technician very appreciated from her former course masters. Below a letter I sent to some people of the appaloosa horse club (waiting for answers). Thank you for reading it anyway and if you think of something just tell me, I trust you. My daughter Deborah, 19 years old, is right now studying in "Normandie". This French region is well known for horses. It's her first year of the two needed for the BTS ACSE exam (superior technician certificate for analyse and leading of a farm estate system) more specifically for horses breeding, but concerning bovines too. These two years are just a step for her who would like to become horses zoo biology teacher in an agricultural school. She studied the speciality for four years already at the same time the school offered riding lessons (jumping) with a 9th level instructor. She her self reached the 7th level which is enough to become an instructor for the 6th first levels. During these years she got to work with two different course masters for a few months. One was breeding cone Mara ponies and the other one appaloosa horses. During this last course with Mrs. Renaudin (Chatembrun - 18170 Le Chatelet - France), she discovered more of western riding, educating foals and started to break two of them. She became found of it and would like to get to know more about it! It's partly why I'm writing to you today. While studying in "Normandie " she needs to find a course master for July and August 2004 in an English speaking country. The purposes are: speak English more fluently and learn specific vocabulary, get to know the way of farming and of life in other countries, learn as much as possible about the job, specificities and surroundings. During this two month Deborah will work for free but board and lodging will have to be offered. Regarding to her level in English: she studied it for 8 years at school, went many times in GB and USA for family travels, but never travelled by herself in foreign countries yet! If you are interested in teaching, next summer, more of the passion you share already with Deborah, please contact us as soon as possible (indeed we need to make arrangements with the school and for cheap transportation, early) Deborah Beaucour ************ -Monique Mangold Beaucour ('80) ******************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Funeral Notice scanned from the TCHerald by Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) >>Don Dawson ('55) ~ 1/21/37 - 10/13/03 *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/17/03 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 9 Bombers sent stuff: Dick McCoy ('45), Rufus "R. J." Pederson ('48) Max Sutton ('57), Linda Reining ('64) David Rivers ('65), Patty de la Bretonne ('65) Marcia Wade ('67), Brad Wear ('71) ******************************************** ******************************************** TODAY: Girls of '54 Lunch ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dick McCoy ('45) Re: Doggies To all you very nice Bombers in reply to my letter of the 15th about the death of my little dog Rosie. she was eleven short years old. Thank you LaVerne, Maren, Karol, Gary, John, Betty, Norma, et al. Several of you had a Rosie of your own. Rosie was a purebred (and inbred) American Eskimo We don't know when (not if) we will get another. But this time it will be a mutt. They are much healthier. -Dick McCoy (From the Tin Can Class of '45) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Rufus "R. J." Pederson ('48) Dear Club 40'ers, especially one who is missing a size 46L blazer, This is my second attempt at righting a unintentional wrong....... If you or a pal lost this Botany 500 jacket, please call me at [phone # deleted -Ed], and I'll put it in the mail. Re: my 42 Reg blazer, you have my permission to give it to a worthy Bomber who can wear it, or to the Salvation Army. (found a sale yesterday and have a new one) Again my thanks to the whole crew who put that terrific weekend together. Addendum to McCoy: Saturday I looked for you "around the pool" at about 5 pm, and although sad not to find you, made the best of the situation by jumping in. Hugs & smooches to all, -Rufus "R. J." Pederson ('48) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Max Sutton ('57) To: Mike Davis ('74) I read your article today and I'm really glad we Bombers are finally getting back to where we belong. I will watch for news of this fellow York. I do however remind you that you overlooked Norris (Sweet Georgia) Brown ('57), one of the greatest Bombers to ever play at Col-High. -Max Sutton ('57) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda Reining ('64) Re: Bakersfield December Luncheon I have had some positive replies from Bombers who have not attended any of our other luncheons, and plan on coming to this one, and thought some of you might be interested to know that Lynn and Bill Dunton plan on attending our upcoming December luncheon. Lynn taught 3rd grade (sorry, I can't remember the school where she taught) and Bill was the choir director at Carmichael, before they moved to Fullerton, CA in June of 1958 so if any of you are close and would like to see them, again, plan on joining us the 7th of December for our Christmas luncheon. I will be putting more details in the Sandstorm, towards the middle of November, so you can find my house. -Linda Reining ('64) ~ Bakersfield, CA - where the weather still can't decide if it wants to be Fall or stay Summer! I'm getting very tired of these 90 days in the middle of October! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: David Rivers ('65) Re: Fame if not fortune! Well, before Jimbeaux accuses me of being lax again, here's an update from Hot Rod City aka Sin City aka Lost Wages. Lemme begin by saying that two weeks ago I headed for Bakersfield in the Shelleymobile with a group of hot rod hoodlums and donut delinquents for a Weekend known as the California Hotrod Reunion. It is also known as the Gathering of Geezers. Old time hot rodding all the way. We headed out around 3am... me with my little old time cooler hanging from the passenger window... It was wonderful... at least until the sun came up at which time the temperature in the Mojave dropped 30... (I have to clue what causes that... my apologies to my physics and natural science teachers at various levels)... I didn't want to stop the group to take the AC off... couldn't figure out how to turn it off and so just stuffed a rag in it held by my navigator... We got to Bakersfield in good time and headed to the drag strip for the reunion... (we tried to have breakfast in Mojave but somebody moved the whole dang town left of the freeway)... we got great parking and had a wonderful time that day... Poor old Gene Winfield of custom car fame more than racing was next to me with his "restored" dragster... I hate to say this but that baby never looked that good back in the day... he was about to show it off to some guys and hit the switch... grind grind grind... dead battery... if he wasn't such a grouch on his good days I would have pulled up the Shelleymobile and hooked him up in good fun... but the look on his face told me he wasn't in the mood for fun... On Saturday the place was packed and what little organization there was was not working... One of the So-Cal guys from the "Beatniks" is a rather famous pinstriper, who has also gained fame for reproducing an exact duplicate of Norm Grabowski's Kookie car from 77 Sunset Strip. My boys got separated from me and by the time I made it thru the gate they were out of sight... I asked Von Franco (the pinstriper and Kookie builder) where my boys went... he said they were sent way out to the normal parking... Since Franco has always been fond of the Shelleymobile, he suggested we park with his club in the Vendors' row... get out and run like heck... Not being one to run from fun, I turned on my emergency tow light and drove in like I owned the place... calmly got out and left the mobile there for the rest of the day. It was a huge hit. Last weekend I had the pleasure of going to Huntington Beach to visit my kid. When I go I always get ahold of the worldly traveler Rich Maddy ('67) and meet him for breakfast on Saturday at the donut derelicts at Adams and Magnolia... I did and we did and had a great time. This month marked the premier issue of a new car mag called "Ol' Skool Rodz"... The lead story is the Viva Las Vegas car show held last April... Prominently displayed on the first page of the article is my Buddy Big Mike's car and... you guessed it... The Shelleymobile (pretow version)... so... for all you not willing to look for the mag... I'm sending the picture to the Sandstorm! Take care! -David Rivers ('65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patty de la Bretonne ('65) Dear Linda Smith, Happy Happy Birthday to your Mom Alta. I do remember her! And yes I remember you too. Have a wonderful celebration! My Best Wishes, -Patty de la Bretonne '65 in Seattle ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Marcia Wade Hausenbuiller ('67) Re: Curse of the billy goat Thanks, Maren for those sites--it was interesting reading the story, and educational since I hadn't been aware of the foul curse. Sounds as if the abc story missed a small point when saying that someone had brought a billy goat to a game in another park and the Cubs had won so the curse was broken. What I read in the first story pointed to the cursing of the Cubs in tandem with Wrigley field. Fun! Re: Beaglemania That was great seeing all the lovely beagles! I especially loved the one in the foreground of the group picture--the fellow disguised in the white coat with perky ears! tee hee. But they were gorgeous specimens of Beagality. Thanks! -Marcia Wade Hausenbuiller ('67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Brad Wear ('71) Re: Fwd: Marine General: Leading From Iraqi Battlefield A Bomber in the lead. S/F Brad -Brad Wear ('71) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/18/03 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 8 Bombers sent stuff: Helen Cross ('62), Frank Whiteside ('63) Jim House ('63), Linda Reining ('64) Penny Mitchell ('71), Peggy Hartnett ('72) Tami Lyons ('76), Larry Davis ('80) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jack Lowrey ('49) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bob Chiles ('58) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lynn-Marie Hatcher ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Robert Hinkle ('75) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) To: Dick McCoy ('45) and all other dog lovers I just had to add my sympathy and understanding of your sad situation with the loss of your beloved pet, Rosie. We didn't have children for the first 9 years we were married, but I feel like our first 3 sons were little poodles we loved and raised and treated as if they were our children. I still miss them, and our one and only German Shepherd we had for only 7 years. I agree, mutts are much more healthy than purebreds, and feel that I too would prefer a mixed breed to a purebred for that reason. We almost took in a darling 2 month old part German Shepherd stray a few weeks ago, but someone else wanted it. We just travel too much to make an honest commitment to a dog or a cat. I think 8 weeks at a stretch in a kennel is too much. I like that quote: "Next to the dog, the wastebasket is your best friend." B.C. Forbes I think that is true, as my dogs knew all my heartaches and worries, and still loved me in spite of them, and they never questioned my judgment. -Helen Cross Kirk ('62) ~ where in West Harrison, IN it's raining today, so the little lake is gray and cold looking. Hope it clears up so we can go into Cincinnati and enjoy the Tall Stacks celebration a little. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Frank Whiteside ('63) Re: New Orleans French Quarter/Vicksburg/Battle of New Orleans Trip Just thought I would mention that my old Bomber buddies Jim "Pitts" Armstrong ('73) and Mike Quane ('73) flew out to stay for the week to see the sights here in the New Orleans area and hit a few battlefields. We spent Monday in the Quarter and had lunch at Mesparo's across from the Jax brewery near Jackson Square. Tuesday we hit the road driving through Baton Rouge and crossing the river by ferry to St. Francisville. We passed up numerous plantations and the Port Hudson Battlefield and passed through Natchez, MS and finally arrived in Vicksburg, MS in the early afternoon. We stayed overnight at Anchuca Mansion, built in 1830, and enjoyed a tour and a plantation breakfast in the morning. Pitts stayed in the fancy canopy bed in the same room where Jefferson Davis stayed (and where the resident lady ghost has been seen). Don't think he had any visitors. We went on a great boat tour to see the city from the viewpoint of the Union gun boats. We mentioned that we lived in Washington State and the owner asked if we had ever heard of Richland! He explained that he had sold his previous boat to the Columbia River tour boat company that we rode on at our 40 year reunion... talk about a coincidence! We lost a few bucks at the local casinos and visited a museum and spent much of the afternoon driving through the Battlefield which was about 15 miles long and had over 1300 monuments. It was too late to do much else on Wednesday, so we headed back to my house in Bayou Gauche, LA. Thursday we spent much of the day at the Chalmette Battlefield (Battle of New Orleans) and did lunch at the Quarter View Restaurant. Friday I took them to the airport just in time for the big nationwide security scare... don't think they had any problems getting their flights though. I'm enclosing a few pictures of the trip and I'm sure Pitts and Quane may have some to contribute when they can. If anyone is interested in Anchuca Mansion or Vicksburg shoot me an email or type in the names on your computer and you can pull up plenty of information. Pictures: 1. Pitts and Quane at my house in Bayou Gauche. 2. Vicksburg city sign from the boat 3. Casino riverboat at Vicksburg 4. Vicksburg monument to honor the navy 5. Anchuca Mansion front view 6. Anchuca china cabinet 7. Anchuca dining room -Frank Whiteside ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jim House ('63) Re: Bomber dilemma My wife (a meticulous homemaker) recently washed my Bomber blanket. The Cloud quickly unraveled and the blanket nearly disintegrated before I took it out of the dryer. I seek your advice on two issues. First, what is the appropriate method to dispose of unserviceable Bomber memorabilia? Second, what should I do with my wife? Should the blanket remains be (1) buried in my back yard, (2) burned and the ashes spread over a sacred location, or (3) just sent to the landfill? What should I do with my present wife? I think I recall that Frank Osgard ('63WB) abandoned one of his wives at a truck stop for a lessor offense. I knew there were risks when I married outside the Cult, but destroying Bomber gear is serious. Should she be subject to options 1, 2, or 3 above or should I (4) be grateful I am still married to an otherwise ideal wife and just order a new Blanket? -Jim House ('63) ~ Spokane County, WA - Just 8 miles and a crisp bounce pass from the home of Richand's greatest Hall of Fame play-maker. You don't think I have forgotten where all those easy lay-ups came from. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [...and your obviously "otherwise ideal" wife just moved HOW MANY MILES to be in the Pacific Northwest? What a good sport!! Give her a Bomber break, choose option #2 and order another blanket!! -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda Reining ('64) To: David Rivers ('65) Re: Bakersfield and the car show LOVE the Shelleymobile. Since you were here 2 weeks ago, you were almost here for the Bakersfield Bomber Luncheon... we had it on the 27th of September! Sorry you missed us. Maybe the next time, you can call and we can all come and see you at the fairgrounds. -Linda Reining ('64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Penny Mitchell True ('71) To: Linda Smith Davis ('72) Please wish your mother a Happy Birthday for me. She is a very nice lady and I remember her well from the years at First Church of the Nazarene. I hope she has a great birthday. -Penny Mitchell True ('71) ~ Bothell, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Peggy Hartnett ('72) Re: The Play offs After 10 years of living in NYC, with Yankee stadium a mere subway ride from home, well even this A-City Youth had to become a Yankees fan and a final game in that many extra innings is exactly what playoff games should be. I have no thumbnails left! Having said that, the best match-up (emotionally, historically) would have been the Cubs and the Sox., if for no other reason than to have the Series played in two of the all-too-few- remaining old parks. I am not prone to superstition but you had to wonder last night if the Babe wasn't behind that final hit! For those of you who are interested in odd baseball notes, the town I live in (Bisbee, AZ) has what is considered the oldest park in America where pro ball has been played. It is a lovely old thing, feels like sitting in Doubleday at Cooper's Town. This year there was an attempt to form a new AZ-Mexico league (don't laugh it had 4 teams). We got some great ball until the financial problems of the Nogales and Tecate teams caused it to fold. The good news is there looks to be yet another incarnation, this time AZ-New Mexico, already 6 teams scheduled. With a bit of luck next spring I can walk the 2 blocks to the field and watch a little ball. We were surprised at how good these guys are that aren't "good enough". It is amazing what it takes! and oh yea: Go Yankees! -Peggy Hartnett ('72) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Tamara Lyons Zirians ('76) Re: Ladies of the Class of '76 I just wanted to send a shout out to say hi to some of my classmates who are getting together at Cannon Beach this weekend. Hope you all are having a great time and I wish I was there to join in the fun. -Tamara Lyons Zirians ('76) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Larry Davis ('80) Re: Beagle mania To: Marcia Wade Hausenbuiller ('67) Yes Marcia, there was one Beagle (at least he thinks he is) on my website at disguised in a White Coat with "perky" ears. It's a good Halloween Costume for him and he'll be wearing it for the party. In fact "Sam", the dog, is now a full time resident in Richland (go Bombers) at my parents' home, Kathy Hudson Williamson ('53) & Jim Williamson ('54). Please feel free to "Trick or Drink" them for Halloween. I'm sure Sam will greet you first. He's quite the character and well known through the whole neighborhood. As for my other Beagles, several of them will be in California this weekend (with me & my wife) for a dog show near Oakland. I hear the weather is in the 80s. I'll be so sad to get out of the recent rain & wind storms that we've had in the Puget Sound area. -Larry Davis ('80) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/19/03 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Helen Cross ('62), Tami Schuchart ('68) Betti Avant ('69), Anne Mitzlaff ('77) ******************************************** ******************************************** Big BOMBER WELCOME to the newest Sandstormer: Aida Mankowski Davis ('57) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Larry Davis ('80) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) To: Jim House ('63) I agree with Maren's opinion. You have it good... she is kind to put up with all our Bomber stuff. Where is Spokane County? At least it is in Washington, so you are better off than I am. -Helen Cross Kirk ('62) ~ West Harrison, IN - where the sun is shining in a lovely blue October sky, and it's about 60, but quite warm. Tall Stacks is great. We took in a little of that nostalgia today. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [In case anybody else was wondering:] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Tami Schuchart Keller ('68) To: Lynn Marie Hatcher ('68) HAPPY BIRTHDAY LYNN - Hope this day is special for you. I hope all of your days are special, because you sure are. All my love to you, -Tami Schuchart Keller ('68) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Betti Avant ('69) Re: Fall weather Boy, am I sorry I mentioned the "fall-like" weather last week. Yesterday it was 85, today is supposed to be 92, and tomorrow 95!!! I don't call that fall weather, unless you live in the tropics which I didn't think northwestern Kansas was. I almost feel like I am getting sunburned sitting next to my south window with the curtain open as I write this. Bomber cheers to all of you, -Betti Avant ('69) ~ Goodland, KS ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Anne Mitzlaff Gerken ('77) Re: York, Neil, Stein To: Mike Davis ('74) Okay, Mr. Davis, here comes your challenge. I may be in trouble if I'm remembering your wording incorrectly. James York in the same league with Mike Neill ('75) and Ray Stein ('64)??? James might make some great passes, and he might get his share of steals, but I do not see him offensively controlling a ball game. I may eat these words by the end of the season. Do you really think he'll average over 30 points per game? He may be a playmaker, and quite an athlete, but I'll wager he won't go near Mike's offensive output. Ray's a hall of famer. James would need to do miracles to rate with Ray's high school career. Fire away, Mike. -Anne Mitzlaff Gerken ('77) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/20/03 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff: Ralph Myrick ('51), Dave Brusie ('51) Wynell Williams ('55), Doug Ufkes ('68) Lynn-Marie Hatcher ('68), Mike Davis ('74) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Carolynn Hamilton Leach ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marilyn Baird Singletary ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sue Oberg Friend ('79) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ralph Myrick ('51) I need to look at the alphabet houses. I know there is a site, but I can't remember how to get to it. So, if you could send it to me, I would be greatly appreciative. Thanks. -Ralph Myrick ('51) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Ralph--I sent you an email with the answer, but it bounced back... TWICE. The answer for anything you're looking for is the easy-to-remember That will take you to the All Bomber Alumni Links website where you can find links to everything Bomber that I know about... the link to the Hanford Houses site is -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dave Brusie ('51) To: Dick McCoy ('45) Sorry to hear of your little dog Rosie. I have a 10 year old American Eskimo (White) of course, named Alexie. She is in the finest of health. To: Ruff Pederson ('48) To Ruff?? I knew that if you hung around the Salvation Army or Good Will long enough you would find another blazer just like your old one. Ruff we miss you in Portland at Channel 2. No I don't work there. -Dave Brusie ('51) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Wynell Williams Fishburne ('55) To: Linda Smith Davis ('72) Yes, Linda, I do remember your mom, Alta Smith. I do hope she has a wonderful 90th birthday. You are fortunate that she is still in good health. Greetings and a Happy Birthday to her. My mom, Lois Williams, passed away on August 24 this year. She was 89 and was ready to go be with her Lord. -Wynell Williams Fishburne ('55) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Doug Ufkes ('68) As long as some of us are talking about the weather, here in Tucson it is still in the mid-nineties in the early afternoon. I moved away from Richland almost as soon as I graduated in 1968, and for many years I was quite content living somewhere else but in the last 15 years or so I find myself wanting to move back home so much but so far circumstances have prevented me from doing so. I rarely even get a chance to visit, having been there twice in the last 10 or more years. My dad is still living in the same house I grew up in but here I am so very far away. -Doug Ufkes ('68) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Lynn-Marie Hatcher ('68) To: Tami Schuhart Keller ('68) (To the other Bombers who wrote to me via direct email, I am writing back to you that way.) How thoughtful of you to say "Happy Birthday", and the kind words regarding me being special! (Nothing like grad school to keep one feeling NOT special -- so those words are always welcome!) Actually, last Saturday I celebrated in Richland with my best friend we went to a seminar (a gift to me) and had dinner. Next Saturday I will have my Spokane celebration. But THIS weekend well, grad school stops for no ones birthday. I have a MAJOR paper due Wednesday, so there really could be no celebration yesterday. (Did get to open some cool presents, though but the rest of the "to do" and the gifts wait until 10/25. Planning to go to Hal Holbrooks one man show "An Evening with Mark Twain". Supposed to be great!!) Again, thank you for taking time out to send greetings. It is so great to have this big family to which we belong -- The Bombers. Just as there could never have been anything to duplicate the experience of growing up in Richland, there could never be anything like the experience of this kind of extended, and life- long, sense of belonging. Blessings, -Lynn-Marie Hatcher ('68) ~ Spokane - where it is cool, cloudy, rain-ish, and definitely autumn. It arrived a little late for Spokane -- but it's for real now. Sweatshirts for my daily walk through Manito Park - - crunchy leaves beneath my feet. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Davis ('74) To: Anne Mitzlaff Gerken ('77) Annie, You mention Neill ('75) and Stein ('64) in your reply, but where is mention of maybe, possibly, probably, near definitely, the greatest of the all - Kelvin "Dog" Soldat ('71)? -Mike Davis ('74) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/21/03 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Rufus Pederson ('48), Linda Reining ('64) David Rivers ('65), Steve Piippo ('70) Linda Smith ('72) ******************************************** ******************************************** ANNOUNCEMENTS: TONIGHT --- '64 in '04 Reunion Planning meeting at 7pm in the Executive Board Room off the Lobby of the Red Lion/Richland Hanford House (old Desert Inn location) All '64ers are welcome to attend... I plan to go, and (since the laptop is on the fritz) tomorrow's Sandstorm won't be sent til AFTER I get back home tomorrow afternoon. -Maren ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sandra Witherup Hankins ('59) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Connie Foster McLean ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lucy Foster Smith ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jenny Anguiano ('98) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Rufus Pederson ('48) To: Dave Brusie ('51) You win the trivia award for the day re where I shop. Your prize will be instructions to my Lake Oswego grandsons to go easy on you this Halloween. Re: Channel 2 I had a good day about a year ago with Pat Wilkins on the Santiam River where steelhead should have been. To: Laverne Knox ('48) Ray Conley ('46) tells me you were confused about his low-trajectory shot from the corner. He reminds us that was Kay Connolly ('47). To: Dick McCoy (the CLASS of many years), Sincere regrets re Rosie. If canines mirror their human companion's personalities, she must have been some dog indeed. (Did she have a rap-sheet at the doggie slammer?) Hugs & smooches, -Ruff, Rufe, R.J., Rufus Pederson ('48) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda Reining ('64) To: Bill Wilborn ('54); Larry Bowls ('64); & Rick Maddy ('67) Re: Bakersfield Bomber Luncheon in December I tried to send each of you an e mail about our Christmas get-together at my house in Bakersfield and it came back as undeliverable---user unknown---illegal search---you'll have to email and I will reply with the details. -Linda Reining ('64) ~ Bakersfield, CA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: David Rivers ('65) Re: Luuuuuuuuuucy I'm Hooooooome Da da da da da da da da... you guessed it... Today is her birthday... happy birthday to her... What a wonderful surprise I got to see this '65er this summer when she was here with... (hhmmmm... not sure that's a good choice of words) her Husband ('63) for his 40th reunion... when we were kids she was a quiet as a mouse... maybe even more quiet... I think she must have read the mouse that roared a few times because this summer she was a wonderful shock to us all... no more ms nice girl... (boy... I KNOW that was a poor choice of words... .but I don't mean it THAT way... )... she has become one to be reckoned with... SHE who MUST be obeyed... all evening long she asked me if I remembered her as she was this summer... no... no... no way... but enough suspense... HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO LUCY FOSTER SMITH ('65) -David Rivers ('65) PS Lucy I'm in the 50 Merc today... now if it was only June... we could take that trip to Richland! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Steve Piippo ('70) To: Richard Anderson ('60) I'll see you and the McDonalds crew at the last CJ 7th grade football game at CJ. -Steve Piippo ('70) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda Smith Davis ('72) Re: My Mom The reception for Alta Smith's 90th birthday has been canceled due to a case of shingles. Cards are still welcome. -Linda Smith Davis ('72) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/22/03 Dateline: Richland ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bomber sent stuff today: Georgia Rushworth ('66) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Trisha Saucier Troyer ('77) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Georgia Rushworth Newton ('66) To: David Rivers ('65) David, please send a picture of yourself! I want to see if you are as handsome now as I thought you were in high school! -Georgia Rushworth Newton ('66) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/23/03 Dateline: Richland ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff today: Wanda Wittebort ('53), Donna McGregor ('57) Richard Anderson ('60), Helen Cross ('62) David Rivers ('65) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jean Eckert Imholte ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Tim O'Neil ('76) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Wanda Wittebort Shukay ('53) Where is the PRAYERS SITE? We all need to pray for Marilyn Richey (Class of '53). She is in really bad shape. Will start dialysis next week (getting a shunt in her throat Thursday -- today). Pat Morrow is checking on her daily and her niece Jill also. Our Historian needs our prayers. Love to all, -Wanda Wittebort Shukay ('53) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Donna McGregor Salazar ('57) Re: Bill Scott ('64) Quiz -- Purple Panda To: Gary Setbacken ('64), "Purple Panda was a car" [Sandstorm issue 08/31/2003 -- a while ago] What car? Year, make, original and all owners, etc? Ain't travelin' no where. Bomber cheers, -Donna McGregor Salazar ('57) ~ staying put in a little soggy (finally) Espanola, NM PS-- All but one Chihuahua pups adopted out. The one we kept looks like Chewbacca, Han Solo's sidekick, although the granddaughter calls her "Angel", and she is. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Richard Anderson ('60) Yesterday, Wednesday the 22nd, the McDonald's crew (Bomber dad Bill Goslin, Bomber dad and granddad Carl Frick, and I), in response to the summons issued by Bomber grad and dad Steve Piippo ('70), showed up for the final game of the season of the 7th Grade Chief Joseph (Eagles?? -- we all know that they are the Warriors, don't we?) fuh bah team. Two and three going into the game, CJ was going to need a really superior effort against a formidable foe to conclude the season at a respectable three and three. The opponent: Garrison of Walla Walla, a team which had thumped Pasco's Ochoa which in turn had thumped CJ a couple of weeks previously. A difficult assignment. An aside: I am from Walla Walla. Before I was shanghaied to Bombeville halfway through the eighth grade way back when, I was a proud (and ferocious) Pi-Hi 49er. Our death enemy was Garrison Junior High. It still is. Vicariously, it was important for me for CJ to look good. Well, CJ looked better than good. Behind great defensive play and two long TD scoring plays, CJ won the game 14-0. Yay!! Two TD's: one from Jamie Morris, and a long pass and run by number 24 -- Stephen Piippo. Stevie (for that is how his Grampa Toivo called him) provided the extra point kick -- he finally got his plant foot far enough forward! -- for the second extra points (the first was mucked up by a penalty). Oddly enough, at the junior high level, if you kick the extra point, it is worth two, and a run or pass is worth but one. Takes a bit of getting used to. (Simple explanation: the kids who can kick the ball accurately from Richland to Walla Walla are all playing select soccer for Three Rivers United or whatever other soccer team.) And the reward for all this? Well, the kids have to lug all the appurtenances of the game -- the team benches, the yard markers, whatnot -- to the equipment shed. Then they get to go get a shower and go home to do their homework. And the reward for the parents and friends? "Thursday there is a meeting to talk about hoops season." -- Jamie Morris. It's indoors anyway. And the reward for Bomber dad Steve Piippo ('70) -- who did not show up on the sidelines for the game (against arch-enemy Carmichael) in blustery and cold conditions the previous week (and who admitted later -- much later -- to having sat in his van (his toasty warm van) in the parking lot)? He got to work the chain crew (the guys who run the down-and-distance gear) along the sideline. He did a great job. -Richard Anderson ('60) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) I have just learned my friend from Japan and her 23 year old daughter are coming to the US October 30th! They would like to see New York city, and Niagara Falls, and then come here to the Cincinnati area. Any suggestions or websites for hotels in New York? This is such short notice; I wasn't prepared, but I am so glad to see them, and show them around. We are thinking I will go there and come back here on Amtrak. -Helen Cross Kirk ('62) ~ West Harrison, Indiana where we are having great fall weather, mostly in the 70's during the day. Hope it lasts 20 more days. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: David Rivers ('65) As the Grass Roots asked, "Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeere were you when I needed you?" Well, Georgia Rushworth ('66) ..... did you ever have that dream about standing alone in nuthin' butcher pin feathers? How 'bout being the only person to send in an email to the sandstorm? ..... just when you "pop the question"? I have those things happen all the time! So anyway, to kinda answer your question (and I hope you know that you have given "DJ Jeff" ('65) a whole lotta ammo to use against me; but then, I'm corresponding with a girl): as most people who know me are aware I have always been a very shy and reserved kinda guy. Not the kinda guy who could just walk up to a gggg ... gggggi ... gggggir ... gggggirl (whew ... can hardly even get the word out) and just start talking to her. So my experience with gggggggirls is somewhat limited -- ask any of my 4 wives (it doesn't sound so bad at my current age) -- anyway, pictures of me are rather scarce since I am so reserved and shy; but, I think if you were to go to any of the R2 reunion sites you might be able to find a picture or 100 of me in one of those sites (that is if Frank Osgard Jr. ('63WB) hasn't erased them all and substituted his in place of the few that exist of me). So, anyway, I hope you are able to determine whether I have been able to maintain my boyish figger over the years. At least I still have my hair (as Terry Davis [Knox] '65) is fond of saying: "tho most of it is growing out of my ears now" (NOT TRUE for me; but it's funny when he says it)). So I'll send you a couple of shots (not included in the Sandstorm, adult content and all of that) and you can make up your own mind; but, what is fair is fair my dear. -David Rivers ('65) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/24/03 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 15 Bombers sent stuff: Anna May Wann ('49), Ann Pearson ('50) Marla Lowman ('55), Gus Keeney ('57) Sandy Finney ('60), Ed Wood ('62) Earl Bennett ('63), Leoma Coles ('63) Gary Behymer ('64), Jeff Michael ('65) Virginia Fuquay ('65), Georgia Rushworth ('66) Steve Piippo ('70), Ruth Russell ('71) LeAnn Dawson ('84) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim "Pitts" Armstrong ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** Big BOMBER WELCOME to the newest Sandstormer: Patricia Rediske Weatherman (63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ann Thompson, aka Anna May Wann ('59) Re: Marilyn Richey ('53) To: Wanda Wittebort Shukay ('53) I tried to send you two e-mails regarding Marilyn and neither one of them would go through. Can you give us a little more information? Is Marilyn at Kadlec, can she have visitors? Where will she be Saturday when we come over for the Board meeting? If not in hospital do you have a snail mail address for her so we can send cards? Thanks -Ann Thompson, aka Anna May Wann ('59) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ann Pearson Burrows ('50) Re: Marilyn Richey ('53) My prayers are again being sent for Marilyn Richey. She is one of a kind, a marvelous human being that has given unselfishly so much of herself to so many. May she again beat this latest set back. -Ann Pearson Burrows ('50) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Marla Lowman Kenitzer ('55) and Sandy Finney Harvego ('60) Re: Northern California - Sacramento Area Bomber Lunch To: All Bombers in the Northern California and Sacramento Areas (and of course anywhere else) How about joining other Bombers for Lunch. No reservations necessary! If you would like, you can email Sandy or Marla that you will be at the luncheon. (It would give us a better count) DATE: November: 10, 2003 (Monday) COFFEE TIME: 11:30 A.M. LUNCH TIME: 12:30 P.M. WHERE: Bradshaw's Restaurant PHONE: (916) 362-3274 ADDRESS: 9647 Micron Avenue, Sacramento, CA DIRECTIONS: From Highway 50 - go South on Bradshaw - turn left at Micron (first signal light). Bradshaw's is a half block on the right. FOOD SELECTION: Regular Menu (breakfast or lunch - prices are very reasonable) All Bomber spouses and friends are welcome! Bombers Have Fun -Sandy Finney Harvego ('60) ~ Sacramento, CA -Marla Lowman Kenitzer ('55) ~ West Point, CA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gus Keeney ('57) Re: Sue;s Update 10/23/03 Hi Troops, PETScan results today was sort of good news. The scan showed there was no cancer in the bones, liver, lungs. There was cancer in the abdominal lymph nodes. The oncologist says surgery and radiation treatment is not an option. He says one type of chemo is the chance to make the condition chronic instead of terminal. He doesn't like to use the term "Giving her more time". He likes to call it making the condition chronic so she can get some of her life back, like playing golf and some other options. She is scheduled to start chemo again on Monday morning this next week. We are hoping the chemo reduces the cancers in the lymph nodes so she can get off the pain meds for a while. She still has trouble keeping the food down and we are trying different things for that. The clear liquid diet is getting "OLD" she says!!! Anyway, we are hopeful this will give her some relief. That's all at this point. Thank you ALL for you prayers and all the other Support!!! Gus & Sue -Gus Keeney ('57) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ed Wood ('62) Re: Amtrak? To: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) I look forward to hearing of your experiences with Amtrak. My last one was years ago when Janice and I decided to take Amtrak to San Francisco with Keith, who was a toddler at that time (now he's 30!). Our train pulled out of Denver and got about as far as Ft. Collins before we had the train wreck. A local farmer had been drilling a well and decided to move the drilling rig to a new location the cheap way. So he mounted the top end of the rig onto the bed of a pickup truck, the back end onto the hood of a second pickup truck, and they drove across a country road together, obviously at exactly the same speed. At the same speed, that is, until they crossed our railroad track. After the first truck crossed, the driver saw the train coming and sped up, dropping his load across the track. The train engineer saw the fiasco and put on the brakes, but at that speed, it takes over a mile to stop. So the steel cable on the drilling rig hopped up on top of the train, stripped off the horns, lights, etc, derailed the first car after the engine, and the cable went on to break the windows in every other car the length of the train. Since the cars were owned by Amtrak and the engine by Burlington Northern lines, no one was quite sure how to take care of this problem. They had to get directions from Washington DC before we were allowed to return to Denver for repairs. Has anyone else had recent experiences with Amtrak? -Ed Wood ('62) ~ Lakewood, CO ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Earl Bennett ('63) To: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) My wife and I went to Niagara Falls during our second honeymoon last year for our 25th anniversary. If you've been there, you know the best viewing/ photographing is on the Canadian side. We also highly recommend the Maid of the Mist boat ride (available from either side), and in spite of the arthritis (pre-hip replacement) I thoroughly enjoyed the walk from the boat to the building overlooking the Canadian Falls. Can't say anything about hotels there, as we used a resort exchange 2+ hours further into Canada, past Toronto. I did have a nice two-week stay at a hotel about three blocks from the UN when I did some translating for the UN Special Commission several years ago, but I can't for the life of me remember the name - wherever they stay, the UN is worth a visit. Regards, ecb3 - from a beautifall Fall morning in central Virginia, where frost is forecast for tomorrow morning but 65 degree days for the weekend (good weather for more cleanup after Isabel, two tall red oaks down). -Earl Bennett ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Leoma Coles ('63) Just got back from vacation in Reno... It was my birthday and I always try to go to Reno or Vegas. The weather was great, in the 80's and record highs for this time of the glad I brought my shorts! My daughter, and granddaughter (she just turned 1 year old) went with me and we drove down from Salem, OR. Good thing my granddaughter is a good traveler..she slept or played and giggled all the way! We didn't win a lot of money, but we did get to eat Krispy Kremes! They are everywhere including right at the bottom of the elevator at Circus Circus!! Or course they weren't quite as good as Spudnuts, which we had last time we were home for the Class of '63 Reunion this summer. Had lots of email to catch up on when I got home, and spending the last days of my vacation working in the yard, planting bulbs and weeding. Hope everyone has a great "Halloween" and don't forget to set your clocks back this Sunday! Take care, -Leoma Coles ('63) ~ Salem, OR - where the geese are flying over and the weather was sunny today! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gary Behymer (64) Re: Here's one on Terry Smith ('61) A real 12th man makes Cougar history "I swear he could have gone around me," Smith said, "but he lowered his head with his helmet and everything. I remember thinking, Oh, God. I had a football coach at Richland High School, Fran Rish, who used to tell me, 'Terry, get your big ass down.' So I hit him as low as I could -- and he went flying one way, and I went flying the other.'" -Gary Behymer ('64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jeff Michael ('65) Re: Pets Just gotta add a bit to the pet thing. My parents got a cat when I was two. We had "Dopey" until I was 16, and then may have put him down prematurely. I cried for days. When I was in 5th or 6th grade (Spalding), my friend Mark Schack ('64), who lived on Birch, had a cocker mix that had puppies. The mother dog had a really hairy face, you could hardly see her eyes. As puppies, you couldn't tell if they would be that way or not. But the one I picked did grow that same hairy face. She was my pride and joy. As an only child, to finally have a play mate that was a bit more fun that a cat, was really great. When I left to join the service, my folks kept her for many years. Since, I've had only a few dogs, but usually for a long time. I brought a Japan Kennel Club registered dachshund back with me when I got out of the Air Force. She lived into her teens, dying one day in her favorite sunny spot at the foot of the stairs. I came home one afternoon, wondering why she didn't jump up to greet me when I came in the house. Again, cried my eyes out. We have an Italian Greyhound now. She was the best company while I was here three weeks and my wife was still in San Diego. She's only two (the dog) and loves to play fetch and tug. Also loves to cuddle... hence her name; Cuddles. And can she ever run...35 mph easy. Maybe I'll shoot some pictures to share with ya all. dj Jeff Michael ('65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Virginia Fuquay Dawson ('65) It was fun to see my son mentioned in the Sandstorm. Grant Dawson, the '93 Hanford grad, who was on Fear Factor's season premier is the son of Virginia (Ginny) Fuquay Dawson ('65) and Gaynor Dawson ('65). He said eating the live leeches was the worst. When it came to the last stunt there was no question that he and Durant were both going to drive the 4-wheelers off the cliff. They couldn't wait! It was like bungee jumping only right side up. All 4 of the tires on Grant's 4-wheeler blew out when it landed, so no bounce. No million dollar win but he had a fabulous time doing it. As his mother, I can tell you it was a real nail biter to watch! -Virginia Fuquay Dawson ('65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Georgia Rushworth Newton ('66) To: David Rivers ('65) Oh Mr. Rivers, thank you so much for the pictures. I will cherish them forever. You haven't changed one little bit from high school. Your boyish figure looks great to me! -Georgia Rushworth Newton ('66) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Steve Piippo ('70) To: Richard Anderson ('60) Chief Jo football coaches 'Tater' Ellingsworth ('74) and Rhineheart finished their 7th grade football season with a stellar team effort. CJ whooped Pioneer of Walla Walla 14-0 with a smothering team defense and touchdown run from #34 Jamie "Crazy Leg" Morris and a beautiful pass from #12 Tanner "Accurate" Goecke to #24 Steven "Chippy" Piippo. Following the victory both coaches were hosed down with water and tackled to the ground by excessively happy 7th graders. Nice to see the McDonald's Crew there cheering. -Steve Piippo ('70) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ruth Russell Pierson ('71) Re: Sunshine in Bomber Country Hello, Bombers! First of all, can you believe the weather we have been having this past week or so? I cannot believe it's nearly Halloween, with all the sunshine and warmth the Tri-Cities is reveling in! True, the temperature has dipped a few times in the early morning, but for the most part, this has been the balmiest early fall I can remember. The view of my courtyard from my bedroom window has been glorious, and the potted hibiscus under my skylight is putting out huge buds---can't wait to see the flowers open! I haven't been outside much, as my resident zoo keeper/caretaker (my daughter, lol) has been so tied up with college and work that we haven't had time for very many jaunts around the Tri-Cities, but she swears that is going to change this weekend. We'll probably catch a movie and do a little shopping, and finish up with dinner at Richland Shari's. I have to go see if Joe the waiter over there has spun his usual spider web of string all over the restaurant. He has been doing it every Halloween for years, and it is truly awesome. I just got my computer back on line after a couple of weeks downtime---we had a mechanical problem with the tower, and had to take it to the 'puter doctor. I hate it when that happens---feels like I am cut off from the world! Spent last night reading all the backed up Sandstorms... The response to my request for support and prayers for my cousin, Marlene Russell Kallioinen ('62), has been wonderful! It has meant so much to Marlene and her family. The last I heard from her brother, Charles (Alden) Russell ('69), was that Marlene's doctors have been trying a kind of "healthy" chemotherapy and other, more easily tolerated, treatments. Alden said Marlene has been doing a little better and feeling and acting more like herself, so we hope the trend continues. I will email her address to anyone who would like to send her a card---just email me at the address at the top of this entry, and I will put you in touch. Thanks again to all the caring Bombers out there who have been praying for her! Keep enjoying that sunshine, Bombers, and all of you be sure to Keep well and keep safe, -Ruth Russell Pierson ('71) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: LeAnn Dawson Davidson ('84) I have been asked to share the news that my father- in-law, J.D. Davidson ('51), passed away on October 22 in Yakima following a short illness. Willetta and son Dave were with him. He was a classmate of both my parents (Ann Yale '51 and Jack Dawson '52), a connection largely responsible for me being married to Dave in the first place. Dave & I met in Seattle and weren't much interested in each other until we compared notes one day and marvelled over the Richland connection. In the brief years I knew him, J.D. was an extremely generous man and doting grandpa, who always enjoyed talking about his old classmates and seemed to know stories about everyone. We will miss him very much. -LeAnn Dawson Davidson ('84) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/25/03 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers and 1 Bomber Mom toady: Ralph Myrick ('51), Tom Tracy ('55) Craig Buchanan ('57), Mike Brady ('61) David Rivers ('65), Jeff Michael ('65) BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Barbara Franco Sherer ('67) ******************************************** ******************************************** TODAY: Class of '61 Lunch ~ Sundance Grill 11am ******************************************** ******************************************** URL from two different Bombers - Turn up your sound... Click here for a soapbox worth listening to ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ralph Myrick ('51) I am sorry to hear about Marilyn Richey's ('53) health condition. I didn't know Marilyn that well, but I did respect her, especially playing softball. I will never forget when we, either the DeMolays or CUP played Marilyn and her team in a game of softball. She was a great southpaw, windmill pitcher. Most of us never ever saw the ball much less hit it. As a result they beat us. Imagine, a bunch of girls beating a boys' team. Egos were not very high after that game. I also have a memory of some professional woman's softball team that wanted her to pitch for them. I thought it was with a Chicago team. Does this ring anyone's bell? Marilyn was a great softball player and really a good person. She will certainly be a part of my prayers. God Bless her. -Ralph Myrick ('51) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Tom Tracy ('55) To: Marilyn Richey ('53) Marilyn, Hurry back. All of us send you our best thoughts. By the way. Rumor has it that Steinbrenner and the Yankees are considering calling up an underhanded wind-milling pitcher. We nominated you immediately. So, stay warmed up in the bull pen with all our best prayers and pleasant thoughts of the days we spent watching you play or being struck out by your fast ball. We love you, Marilyn. Richland is a better place because you were there for us. -Tom Tracy ('55) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Craig Buchanan ('57) Re: Looking for... I am trying to locate a person who dropped out of high school early to join the Marines. He would have graduated with the class of '57. His name is Montie (sp?) Jensen. The last I heard he was living in Vancouver, WA and is retired from the grocery business. If anyone knows how I might contact him, please e-mail me with the information. Thank you, -Craig Buchanan ('57) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Brady ('61) Re: Terry Smith ('61) At our 10 year reunion, Terry Smith was voted the outstanding class athlete from the class of 1961 for his "out of the stands" tackle on Eric Cross. -Mike Brady ('61) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: David Rivers ('65) Re: Deeeee dum dum dum... dum dum... da da da... dum dum Piiiiiiiiiits! ('63) Happy louie Louie tardy birthday! So sorry I missed it! The original Louie Louie fan deserves a huge Wailers' Happy Birthday with a Bomber whoop de do on top! I sure hope Kent and the boys made it over to your place for a personal rendition... or maybe they opened up the Castle just for a huge bash in your honor... For those of us who truly believe... ONLY Tacoma boys can play that song right (clap your hands if you belive!)... No offense to PR and the Raiders who did their very best and did quite a good job of it! Can't recall the name of that aging garage band that hangs out in Richland at the fingernail (or near by) every year... I think they call themselves the "franchise"... meaning anybody who wants ta take the credit can join it... so forgive my tardiness... but HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THE ONE AND ONLY JIM 'PITTS' ARMSTRONG! -David Rivers ('65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jeff Michael ('65) To: Ginny Fuquay Dawson ('65) and Gaynor Dawson ('65) Ginny & Gaynor... Just can't envision classmates of mine raising a leech eating, bungy jumping maniac! Whatever happened to the spitting image of the nattily dressed son of a men's store owner I went to school with? What the gaberdine got into those Gap jeans, Ginny? Whatever will Grant have to admit to when he runs for President of the US? To: Georgia Rushworth Newton ('66) Georgia... Are you looking through the wrong half of your bifocals, girlfriend? Or is David posting pictures of some TV Star classmate instead of his own. I've got some pictures of the real David Rivers ('65) I could show you! To: Ed Wood ('62)... Seriously now, folks... A friend of our family, Lori, came up to Pasco via Amtrak from San Diego. Took 36 hours and she had a wonderful, albeit, less exciting trip. Met nice people and saw cool stuff. I always enjoyed the run between Santa Anna Station and San Diego. Did it quite a few times. Didn't have to sit thru the Border Patrol check and got to really watch the scenery. Trains are not always on time... but otherwise dependable. The only passage from San Diego to Newport Beach I liked better was on the ocean. Now that is awesome! dj jeff Michael ('65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) Ah Pappy Rish. Don't we all have stories about the beloved old codger. I never met him anywhere that he didn't yell "Mama Davis, how are you doing?" All my sons have Rish stories, what a guy!!! Let's hear some of your stories about the legend and Maren please close your eyes to the language that will come with the stories. He does have a colorful way of speaking. -BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/26/03 - FALL BACK at 2am TODAY Daylight Savings Time is over for another year. :-( ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Roberta Hill ('49), Jim Jensen ('50) Wanda Wittebort ('53), Linda McKnight ('65) Georgia Rushworth ('66) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER LUNCH TODAY: in Tucson, AZ BOMBER BIRTHDAY TODAY: Sally Sheeran Heath ('58) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Roberta Hill Karcher ('49) Re: Las Vegas Luncheon November 1st at 11:30 for the Las Vegas Luncheon. NEW Watering Hole. Road Runner 9820 west Flamingo. about a mile west of the Timbers.On the right. You can't miss it. Food is good and they have a great patio if the weather keeps for another week. Call everyone you know. Let's see if we can break our record. See Ya there. -Roberta Hill Karcher ('49) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jim Jensen ('50) Re: Dogs To: Dick McCoy ('45, et al) Truly sorry to learn about your loss of a treasured pet. Our family appreciates your feelings. We lost our beloved "Mitsuko", a Japanese Chin (toy breed), when she failed to recover from a cesarean procedure giving birth to five pups. This poem might comfort you: -Jim Jensen ('50) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Wanda Wittebort Shukay ('53) To: Ralph Myrick ('51), Tom Tracy ('55) ...and all the other Bombers who want to send Marilyn Richey ('53) get well fast wishes and give her a boost with the things you all write sooooo well, her address is [in the Richland phone book, but removed from this entry for Marilyn's privacy. Email Wanda for the address. -Maren] Marilyn has not had her computer hooked up again since around May/June. Her nephew Mike was remodeling her house and it just never got hooked up again. Even if it was, I don't know if she would feel like operating it. So ALL YOU LOVELY BOMBERS, I guess it is snail mail for now. I will print off today's Sandstorm and mail it to her. My best to all, -Wanda Wittebort Shukay ('53) ~ Virginia - where there is a big anti war demo going on as I speak on the Smithsonian Mall and tomorrow is the Marine Marathon. Hope they have the beautiful weather we are having today. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda McKnight ('65) To: Jeff Michael ('65) and Ed Wood ('62) Re: Trains The trip from Portland to Pasco, WA isn't too shabby either. Riding along the Columbia River through the Gorge sitting in the club car sipping a $5.00 martini at sunset is just about next to heaven. I saw a fisherman catch a big fish, and blue and white herons galore. The ride is a mere 3 to 4 hours, enough for a nap and a snack. The only ugly is the porta-potty wrecking yard passing through to the train station. To: Ginny Fuquay I miss you, girl!!! I can't believe I missed your son on TV eating bugs!!! Write to me sometime, okay? -Linda McKnight ('65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Georgia Rushworth ('66) To: Jeff Michael ('65) Jeff, You know, come to think of it, those pictures did look like Terry Davis ('65)! And I fell for it! Shame on you, David. What am I going to do with you?? -Georgia Rushworth ('66) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/27/03 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Dick McCoy ('45, '46, & ' 02), Doreen Hallenbeck ('51) Charlotte Carlson ('52), Mandy Holmes ('97) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER LUNCHES 'n stuff (in order of appearance) 11/01 Las Vegas Lunch 11/02 Class of '58 Lunch BOMBER CALENDAR: Richland Bombers Calendar Click the event you want to know more about. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dick McCoy ('45, '46, & ' 02) To: Jim Jensen ('50) What a great poem re the death of a dog. You are a good friend. The number of letters I received on the death of my dog Rosie both thru the Sandstorm and directly was remarkable (Over 20). It just proves the depth of feeling of many of us have toward our faithful pets. Thanks to all. To: anyone Roger Fishback ('62) provides excellent coverage of Bomber basketball, but we outlanders have a difficult time with football. The local papers often do not give scores. Other sports too. Who did they play last weekend and how did they do. Also is Eastmont in the Big Nine now? -Dick McCoy ('45, '46, & ' 02) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Doreen Hallenbeck Waldkoetter ('51) Re: Tucson, AZ Bomber Luncheon All Bomber Lunches website Tucson Bomber Luncheon was another memorable affair - discussions ranged from classmates where abouts, siblings, interesting previous employments to "do you remember when..." Age was no barrier -- classes ranged from 1951 to 1980. The Viscount Suites provided a great lunch and plans are underway for the next gathering. Doug Ufkes ('68) was the man-in-charge so feel free to contact him (or the writer) if you're interested in joining us. Both e-mail addresses and snail-mail addresses are welcome. -Doreen Hallenbeck Waldkoetter ('51) ~ Green Valley, AZ (20 miles south of Tucson and 3000' elevation - - cool day today, didn't make it to 80) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Charlotte Carlson Terry ('52) Re: J.D. Davidson ('51RIP) To: LeAnn Dawson Davidson ('84) I knew your father-in-law as a young man in Richland (his folks and he & Clem rented a room in our house) and would like to e-mail you my memories of him. Could you please furnish your e-mail address. -Charlotte Carlson Terry ('52) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mandy Holmes Taylor ('97) Greetings fellow Bombers! I just wanted to drop a note from a Bomber in Southern California affected at least in part by the wild fires consuming the area around San Bernardino, Devore, LaVerne, and other areas. Many people are being evacuated, many have lost their homes and all possessions. My family's main concern is air quality as we all suffer from breathing problems as it is, and the smoke and ashes do not help matters. High winds are blowing and containment of the fires is expected later this week as a good estimate. Among all of this, however, our spirits are good and we are doing our best to help those around us. If any of you are the praying type, please add this area to your prayers and thoughts. There are other Bombers affected by this, I am sure, and even if there are not too many, all those affected need as much comfort and peace as possible. This is a hard thing for California right now, especially for those more affected than I. Take care of yourselves and be grateful for all that you have. Thank you for your concern. Sincerely, -Mandy Holmes Taylor ('97) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/28/03 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 8 Bombers sent stuff: Paul Phillips ('49), Dave Rhodes('52WB) Bill Berlin ('56), Mary Judd ('60) Linda Reining ('64), David Rivers ('65) Bill Wingfield ('67), Betti Avant ('69) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ann Thompson, aka Anna May Wann ('49) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Paul Phillips ('49) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Paula Bergam Merritt ('60) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Paul Phillips ('49) Happy Birthday to Ann Thompson ('49) -Paul Phillips ('49) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dave Rhodes ('52WB) Re: friends Hi to all, Yesterday my wife Alice and I were in Pasco to watch our 9 year old grandson play ice hockey. Lo and behold, who else was there but Patti Cole Pierce ('52) who had a grandson playing on the other team. We had a good time visiting and cheering for both teams. I also want Roberta Hill Karcher ('49) to know that Alice and I had planned to attend the Las Vegas get together in September on our way back from Texas. Unfortunately our time schedule got us to Vegas a day late. We did too much sightseeing on the way home. -Dave Rhodes ('52WB) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bill Berlin ('56) Re: A Fran Rish story I guess I turned out for Bomber football twice, once as a sophomore and again as a junior and both times I got "cut." Actually my size scared Coach Rish, he thought I was going to get killed but what I had figured out was that I could kick well. He told my Dad that "...if I had 20 pounds of rocks in my packets, I might weigh 100 pounds..." That was not exactly my playing weight but I would have been the smallest and lightest guy on the team. In both years I was able to out kick the established kickers that the Bombers had (both punting and PAT's) but I just could not convince him I could tackle too. Whilst that cooled my enthusiasm to play football at the high school level I continued to kick any time I could get up to the Bomber Bowl. I was the only kid in Richland that had ten footballs and I took them all when I went kicking because not only was I the kicker, I was also the receiver, if you get my drift. I could not get my brother Bruce ('63Lion) or Jimbeaux Hamilton ('63) to be my Ball Boys on these trips to the Bowl but I guess they were busy chasing girls or going to matinee movies at the Richland or the Village Theaters, whichever comes first. I went on to Linfield College where I was a "walk- on" and shared the Field Goal and Points After job in my freshman year and did all the kicking the other three years I was a Wildcat. Even kicked in Winnipeg for a couple three seasons so I guess I was not so bad after all. To Coach Rish's credit, I was a little bit heavier at Linfield and with the "Pegs" so it was a case of big leg, little body (not the case now). -Bill Berlin ('56) ~ In sunny/rainy Seattle and just four weeks away from moving to Anacortes. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mary Judd Hinz ('60) Re: Wedding Announcement Wanted to let you all know that two of our fellow Bombers from the Class of '58 have tied the knot. Although they both moved to Benton City before graduation, they were and will always be Bombers. Ann Palmer Evans and Bob Patton were married at Friday Harbor on October 4, and spent a romantic two-week honeymoon in the San Juans on a private sailboat. They encountered some stormy weather and things got a little scary at times, but that should be a good omen for smooth sailing in the future. Congratulations Ann and Bob! -Mary Judd Hinz ('60) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda Reining ('64) To: Mandy Holmes Taylor ('97) Re: CA fires and prayers You have my prayers, along with many others, I am sure. I have very good friends who live in Corona and I called her yesterday just to see how close the fire was to her--she is 30 miles from Fontana---so far, they have not been told to evacuate, but the sky was dark, no sun showing through all the smoke, and the ash was everywhere! She said they had closed the 210 and 15 freeways (which is how we get to their place, from Bakersfield), but the 91 was open and that is how they would leave, if and when it became necessary, and go to their daughter's place in Anaheim. Hope they get the dufus' that set these fires---what I think should be done to them, I can't put into print! To: Penny McAllister D'Abato ('67) How close are the fires to you? Hope you are okay. -Linda Reining ('64) ~ Bakersfield, CA - still having warmer than usual temperatures for this time of year... 80s and 90s, although the weatherman claims we WILL start cooling down in November, and then we'll be complaining about the blasted tule fog! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: David Rivers ('65) Re: wow... I just gotta say somthin' Ok... so I know that Ginny Fuquay Dawson ('65) is very proud of her children. She has every right to be. Now Ginny is one of my VERY favorite ladies... I mean she ranks right up there with BB as far as I'm concerned... always has. In fact... sometimes we (the guys 'n me... not the royal we) actually park ourselves right outsida the girl's house to make sure she doesn't escape our company (tho I think she likes it better when Brian ('65) is with us... think she considers the boy respectable... him being almost a grown up and all)... but tell me... why does the girl wait until one a her kids acts up on national television to say something in the Sandstorm????????? Inquiring minds wanna know. Now I do not want to jinx anything... But Ginny... you can tell us when they do stuff besides eat disgusting stuff on TV! Luvnkisses! -David Rivers ('65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bill Wingfield ('67) Re: Leavenworth @ Christmas To: All Bombers who have been to Leavenworth at Christmas time. My wife Christa and I are coming home to Richland for Christmas this year. As a fun trip we are going up to Leavenworth with my mom and dad (Carol & Truman Wingfield), and my sister (Jan Wingfield McCallum ('68WB) and family, and brother (Mike Wingfield ('78WB) and family. Any Bombers been there who can tell us things we must do or see? -Bill Wingfield (Blue Ribbon Class of '67) ~ Augusta, GA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Betti Avant ('69) I awoke this morning to the smell of wood smoke in the air. You can tell it is Fall. I love that smell. Remember as a kid playing in snow covered with soot from the coal burning in furnaces. We had to dig for the white stuff. Last week showed low 90s, but day time highs of 50s over the weekend. Happy last week of October to all out there. -Betti Avant ('69) ~ Goodland, KS - where it is cloudy today *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/29/03 Dateline: Richland ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 12 Bombers and 1 Bomber mom sent stuff today: Anna May Wann ('49), Doris Palmer ('49) Patricia Ackley ('53), Daniel Haggard ('57) Roy Ballard ('63), Leoma Coles ('63) Carol Converse ('64), Larry Bowls ('64) Brent Van Reenen ('67), Mike Howell ('68WB) Ruth Russell ('71), Kim Edgar ('79) BJ Davis (Bomber mom) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER LUNCHES 'n stuff (in order of appearance) 11/01 Las Vegas Lunch BOMBER CALENDAR: Richland Bombers Calendar Click the event you want to know more about. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ann Thompson, aka Anna May Wann ('49) To: Paul Phillips ('49) Where have you and Kathy been? I sent you an e-mail last week, it didnt bounce (yet) so I assumed you had received it. I see you have a new e-mail address. All of us at the Fife luncheons have been wondering about you two. We miss you. I also wished you a Happy Birthday at that time, but I wanted to know what time of the day you were born. I want to know which one of us is the oldest? Anyway, I wish you Happy Birthday a day late. -Ann Thompson, aka Anna May Wann ('49) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Doris Palmer Overla ('49) Happy Birthday to Ann Thompson ('49). Sorry I'm late with this. Always forget that Maren writes the Sandstorm the night before. But really hope you had a great day. Re: Newlyweds Ann Palmer Evans and Bob Patton (both '58) Congratulations to Ann and Bob Patton. Welcome to the family, Bob. -Doris Palmer Overla ('49) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patricia Ackley Morrow ('53) Hi, I'm sending this thank you message to all of you from Marilyn Richey (9'53). She appreciates the cards she's been receiving and all the prayers that have been said for her. Her PC is down so she cannot send or receive any messages. Right now she's at the Kidney Center receiving her dialysis and I will pick her up when she's done. Please keep her in your prayers. -Patricia Ackley Morrow ('53) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Daniel Haggard ('57) Re: Bomber Pride Last Sunday Marj [Qualheim] ('60) and I ('57) were visiting our daughter LeAnn ('86) and grand kids in Seattle and went shopping at Southcenter Mall. We came out to our van to leave and as I reached for the door handle I noticed a message slid into the handle. I unwrapped the paper and proceeded to read the following message: "Hey Bomber, saw your license frame and thought I would leave a note from a fellow Bomber. We are in the Mercury Villager with 'SUGARFT' license plates. Tom Hughes." Well, that note made our day and gave us something to talk about all the way home to Richland. I went to the Bomber website and found out that Tom was in the Class of '56. I sent him an e-mail but I'd like to publicly say, "Thanks Tom for taking time to say 'Hi' to a fellow Bomber." -Daniel Haggard ('57) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Roy Ballard ('63) Re: Jeanie Walsh Williamson ('63) Just wondering how Jeannie is doing down there in Simi Valley with all the smoke and fire. Re: Cool Desert Nites Also it looks like Cool Desert Nites may be moving to Kennewick and the fair grounds. I checked with people from the Chamber of Commerce and they are trying to stop that from happening, but may know soon. I beleive that at least one former Bomber may have had something to do with it. -Roy Ballard ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Leoma Coles ('63) Re: Leavenworth It's a wonderland and all the shops are just fantastic, especially during the Christmas season! When I lived in Anacortes we went there a number of times and the food is outstanding also! Have fun and take in all the little shops. -Leoma Coles ('63) ~ Salem, OR - where it's cloudy and cooler today. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Carol Converse Maurer ('64) To: Bill Wingfield ('67) Re: Leavenworth Bill, You will LOVE Leavenworth if you've never been there. My husband and I lived in Wenatchee for 6 years and went up there all the time. Wenatchee is 22 miles south. To tell you the truth, I've never been to Leavenworth during the Christmas season, as it's very very crowded. From what I've been told, it's very PRETTY. You will want to see everything about the town. Usually, they have stuff going on each weekend at the bandstand. The lights are very pretty and more so at Christmas. They have a HUGE tree with tons of lights on it. You will also want lots of PATIENCE, haha. It will be very crowded both driving in the town and walking the sidewalks, but it will be worth it to you! -Carol Converse Maurer ('64) ~ Eureka, CA, where we've been having record temps in the mid 70's all week. Last weekend, we actually got up into the 80's I believe. Love it! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Larry Bowls ('64) To: Linda Reining ('64) Re: The fires Read your Sandstorm note today. Here in Redlands the smoke is heavy and ash is falling everywhere. Where we are we are not in any danger, but as I turned down our street after work last night, I could see the hillside aglow with flames from the the Running Springs and Rim Forest areas. Later in the evening, Donna [Young ('64) Bowls] and I drove to a higher vantage point here in Redlands, and could witness the glow of the fire line from Rancho Cucamonga to the west and east past the Running Springs area. One of our recently completed projects is in the East Highlands area near where the fire has burned. We have in past years witnessed other fires but not like this one. Combined with all the other fires here in southern California we are a torch. Yes, prayers for all are needed. So many people now affected. We heard the water tankers flying over our office all day yesterday and now I hear them starting again. Perhaps today the fire fighters can turn the corner on this fire and start getting control. Later ... and thanks, -Larry Bowls ('64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Brent Van Reenen ('67) To: Bill Wingfield ('67) Re: Leavenworth at Christmas time Bill, I live in Wenatchee just 25 minutes from Leavenworth. The shops themselves are a major attraction but at Christmas time there are two major things to see. First is the Christmas lighting. They light up the whole downtown at one time and do this every weekend day from early December through Christmas. The second is a living nativity done at a local church. I have been there in 2 feet of snow when the temperature was in the teens and still had an awesome time. Let me know when you are going to be going through and maybe the North Central Bomber group could meet you for lunch or something. We all got to see Rick Maddy a few months back when he was in the area with his daughter and it was a blast. -Brent Van Reenen (Blue Ribbon Class of 1967) PS-- I will try and get a schedule scanned in for you in the near future. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Howell ('68WB) Hi Group, The wife and I are headed for Reno on Halloween day and on the way back we are going to stop to see "THE WALL" in West Richland. We will also drop in on a couple of True Blue Bombers while we are there. It will be a rushed trip on the way home due to the time factor. I am hoping to get there early the morning of the 7th. I have missed "THE WALL" everytime it has been close enough for me to get to see it so this time I am going to go home to see it. My wife has never been to the Tri-Cities so she doesn't know what to expect. Although she has been with me for 19 years now and swears that nothing about me can shock her ..... I know of a few memories that she doesn't need to know about if you get my drift. Thanks in advance. -Mike Howell ('68WB) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ruth Russell Pierson ('71) Re: Marlene Russell ('62) update Hi! Just wanted to pass on the good word I got today from my cousin, Charles Alden Russell ('67) about his sister, Marlene Russell Kallioinen ('62). Seems that the steroids and radiation treatments that the doctors came up with have dramatically helped her condition, making her feel a lot more like her old self. Now they are starting chemotherapy treatments they hope will keep her feeling that way! Charles Alden says now that she feels better, everyone is lining up to spoil her rotten and show her how much she is appreciated -- I hear they took her out to dinner in a limo the other day! Now that's the kind of family to be in if you have to be sick! Seriously, thanks to all the Bombers praying and sending cards, etc. Chemotherapy is never a fun event and Marlene will continue to need every bit of support she can get while undergoing these treatments. As always, email me for the address if you would like to send her a card, okay? Thanks again, Bombers, from the Russell family, and be sure to Keep well and keep safe, -Ruth Russell Pierson ('71) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Kim Edgar Leeming ('79) Re: IRS Refund Checks Below is a link to a list of Washington residents (link on KIRO-tv) that still have IRS refund checks coming and for some reason sent back to the IRS, most likely because of an address change. Maybe some Bombers are on the list or you know someone on the list. (There were several names listed from Richland.) <> Bomber Cheers! -Kim Edgar Leeming ('79) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: BJ Davis (Bomber mom) Thought all of Mike's Sandstorm buddies and Spudnut pals should know that he has been a very sick man. He either has a bad case of the flu or was allergic to a medication they gave him. Bith has same symtoms. He is well taken care of however by nurse Ratchett and two of her aides. He will probably be home all this week though as it really blew the big man down. His mom, -BJ Davis *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/30/03 Dateline: Richland ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 10 Bombers sent stuff today: Patti Cole ('52), Loretta Ostboe ('55) Barbara Isakson ('58), Patti Jones ('60) Lynn Johnson ('63), Jeanie Walsh ('63) Linda Reining ('64), David Rivers ('65) & ('63?!) John Wingfield ('66), Rick Valentine ('68) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Karen Cole Correll ('55) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ray Stein ('64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patti Cole Pierce ('52) This to wish our sister, Karen Cole Correll ('55) a very Happy Birthday on Oct. 30. She not only is a great sister, she is the best Cruise Director in the family and we appreciate all her work on our up-coming "Sisters Annual Trip" to California and Nevada. We love you, Karen. Love, Barbara ('50), Patti ('52), Judie ('63), Jackie ('63) and of course, the Main MAN of our family, Johnny ('66). -Patti Cole Pierce ('52) ~ from windy Richland where the dust is being forced through all the cracks in the house from our lovely wind/sand storm. But I love it here and wouldn't want to be anywhere else. [Patti sent this in Tuesday when it was indeed blowing like a Chinook, but with lots and lots of dirt in the air. -ed.] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From:Loretta Ostboe Fraser ('55) Re: Fran Rish My husband has been golfing with Fran now and then at the West Richland Golf Course where Fran has been hiding out all these years! He has just recently stopped golfing but checks out the daily cribbage game and always gets those current state quarters for me, sending them home with my golfing husband Bill. Fran Rish is not just a legend, but a living legend! If you get up around 5am and head to the West Richland Golf Club you may just run into him although he shows up a little later, around 7am-9am. Just thought all you Pappy Rish fans would like to know! -Loretta Ostboe Fraser ('55) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Barbara Isakson Rau ('58) Re: recent marriage of Ann Palmer Evans and Bob Patton (both Class of '58) Best wishes to Ann and Bob Patton. He got a very wonderful lady and I wish them a good and wonderful life. Ann and I go way back. Best wishes and a wonderful life together. Classmate and friend, -Barbara Isakson Rau ('58) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>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 e-mail me if you will be at the luncheon. DATE: November 9, 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 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Lynn Johnson Andrews ('63) Bombers, With Halloween coming in a few days, the ol' brain starts thinking back to childhood in Richland and various memories of trick or treating as a kid. I remember one year when Dianne Kornberg ('63) and I persuaded my mom to give us one of her old sheets, and we cut eyeholes and noseholes for two people and went as a two-headed ghost. Unfortunately it was an old sheet and the first time Dianne and I walked two different directions it split down the middle. But this is my Halloween question. I remember we always hoped that the 31st would be warm enough so that we only had to wear a sweater under our costume, not a heavy coat that would cover it up. Does anyone remember one Halloween, probably in the mid or late 1950's, when it was so warm that we didn't even need a sweater. Then the next morning when we got up there was snow on the ground? Or is my imagination making this up? I'd really like to know if anyone else has the same memory. Bomber cheers, -Lynn Johnson Andrews ('63) ~ Sherwood, Oregon where it is finally starting to look like autumn with all the trees glowing red and gold. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jeanie Walsh ('63) My dear sweet Roy [Ballard ('63)] ..... and David Rivers ('65), Thank you for asking about our fires. My family is fine (Kellie Walsh, Class of '77 lives about 2 miles from me). Saturday morning the fire came about 400 yards from my front door, but the winds shifted, and we were saved by the seat of our pants; and, the wonderful fire fighters. But I really appreciate the "Bomber" concern. Love ya, -Jeanie Walsh, Gold Medal Class of '63 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda Reining ('64) Re: CA fires Heard from Larry Bowls ('64) and from Penny McAllister D'Abato ('67) -- was glad to hear that the fires had not gotten too close to them; Larry lives in Redlands and Penny lives in Temecula; both are close to the fires. According to the weather reports the Santa Ana winds are supposed to die down and the temperatures are cooling off; so, hopefully this will keep the fires from spreading any worse than they already have. Noticed on the news that some homes in the Magic Mountain area are burning -- Bakersfield is 100 miles North of Valencia (which is where Magic Mountain is) -- we are getting the smoky skies and we can smell the fires. The devastation of homes and lives is awful; think 16 people are dead and over 1100 homes. Will keep all of you in my thoughts and prayers. -Linda Reining ('64) ~ Bakersfield, CA ~ Halloween is Friday and according to the weatherman, it will be cool and the little ones might need to wear jackets under their costumes. How many of you remember wearing snowsuits (no snow, but was the only way to keep warm) under your costumes? I can remember it being that cold when I was about 7 or 8. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: David Rivers ('63?!) & ('65) Re: Jeanie Walsh Williamson ('63) Talked to Jeanie via e-mail and she is ok. They came within 400 feet of being evacuated and the winds changed. Told her we were all thinking of her. Roy-boy's ('63) [Roy Ballard] question in the Sandstorm proves we are always thinking of our fellow Bombers! -David Rivers ('63) Re: Heroes and Birthdays Well, I lost this the first time I wrote it ..... lemme try again. I know I've talked about this subject before; each class and group of classes has had its athletic heroes. Most if not all of them were and are genuinely nice people. When I was in kinneygarden my heroes were Billy Libke ('57), Jerry Reed ('55), and Jack Glover ('61). When I moved to Spalding, they were Chuck and Jack Gardiner ('63 and '61), Doug Lukins ('62), and Mike McKeown ('60). There have been so many I couldn't possibly name them all. I recall CW and Norris Brown ('58 and '57), Big John Meyers ('58), Gene Conley ('48), Randy Free ('61), Bob Frick ('60), Jim Castleberry ('58), Bill Roe ('59), Dean Lansing ('60), Theartis Wallace ('63), Jim House ('63), Gary Webb ('64), Fred Milton ('66), Phil Neil ('66), and the list goes on and on. Many of us may have been so in awe of these guys that we thought they couldn't be approached; but, most were just as friendly as they could be. One of these guys is having a birthday on October 30th and I hope he knows how much he has inspired so many kids his own age and those coming later -- the kind of fellow you wanted your kids to become -- he's number 10 on your program folks. Let's hear a huge Bomber HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Ray Stein ('64)! -David Rivers ('65) ~ In Vegas where the smoke from the California fires has finally filled the entire valley (cough cough sputter). [And has addled David's mind just a little; he thought he was Class of '63 in his first entry. -ed.] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: John Wingfield ('66) To: Bill Wingfield ('67) Re: Leavenworth Hey Cousin. Whatever you do, don't go skiing. I know you hate the stuff. It's not like the diving you do down in the Keys and Islands. A few years ago Jane and I went with some friends to a cabin a bit west of Leavenworth. We did a little cross country skiing there and some good sledding. Good fun! But I don't know if there is any snow yet in the mountains, can't tell from here. But Stevens Pass is pretty high up, like White Pass, and there should be some by the holidays. Have a great time. I know you will with your wonderful family! Aloha from Diamond Head, -John Wingfield ('66) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Rick Valentine ('68) To: Mike Howell ('68WB) Re: The travelling Wall Of interest to you as a Class of '68 Bomber, and all other Bombers: George Rodriguez ('68); name location on 'The Wall' is Panel 10W, Line 87. -Rick Valentine ('68) ~ Spokane, WA *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/31/03 Dateline: Richland ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers sent stuff today: Gus Keeney ('57), Lola Heidlebaugh ('60) George Barnett ('63), David Rivers ('65) Mike Howell ('68WB), Betti Avant ('69) Kim Edgar ('79) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rex Davis ('49) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bob Mattson ('64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gus Keeney ('57) Yesterday the sky was covered with smoke from the San Diego area fires. It was a high altitude haze. Today it is a lot lower and you can smell the smoke here in Yuma, AZ. A couple of teams of local firefighters left the other day to help out. If they are to be there more than two weeks they will be relieved then by other local teams. The devastation looks bad enough on TV, but I can only imagine how it really is. The Mt St Helens damage was so terrific on TV, but when you went to see it, it was a thousand times as bad. Anyway, we pray that no one else is injured or dies from this tragedy. By the way, Sue is maintaining, but isn't as comfortable as I would like at this point. That's all for now, -Gus Keeney ('57) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Lola Heidlebaugh Bowen ('60) Re: Vancouver/Portland November Bomber Luncheon DATE: November 8, 2003 TIME: 11:00 a.m. PLACE: DoubleTree/Columbia River DIRECTIONS: I-5 Northbound - exit 308 - follow Jantzen Beach Center signs, 2nd traffic light, turn right - that puts you in parking lot I-5 Southbound - Jantzen Beach exit - stay right lane - go through traffic light - turn left - that puts you in the parking lot Enter front door - go past front desk to Little Brickstone Room ALL Bomber Spouses and Friends are Welcome! The more the merrier! If possible, please let Lola know if you can be there! -Lola Heidlebaugh Bowen ('60) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: George Barnett ('63) Re: HAPPY BIRTHDAY RAY STEIN ('64), As usual, I run a day late (often a dollar short). But, Best Wishes for a GREAT DAY. Now go find Jim House, go down to the local hoops hangout and trash a few of those uppity young kids in two on two. I think the last time we horsed together was at Jason Lee. Rex Davis ('49) was running the show back then. Bye Geo. -George Barnett ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: David Rivers ('65) Well, I'm back at it again -- and this is a fun one (not that they aren't all fun). Back in school this guy was more fun than anything; he was one of the funniest guys I've ever met, though down through the years he has taken on a serious side as well. I guess the years have given us more to think about and wonder over. Who knows? A fellow Marine, we entered boot camp at around the same time. George Kelly ('64) and I may have just got out of boot camp as this guy was maybe mid-way. When we were kids we called him "Bobby", "Charlie", or just plain "Tuna" (the kind without the Dolphins of course -- he even had the same glasses back then as Charlie Tuna wore (gee, maybe that's how he got the name; I can be kinda slow on the uptake sometimes)). In any event ..... It is time to wish a Happy Halloween, Nevada Day (really: Nevada became a State by telegraph on the same day this guy was born; well ok, not the same day exactly exactly) ..... and a HAPPY BOMBER BIRTHDAY to BOBBIE MATTSON ('64)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David Rivers (demoted back to the Class of '65) ..... guess this summer's 40th reunion went to my head. Thanks, Richard, for setting me straight. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Howell ('68WB) To: Rick Valentine ('68) Re: Travelling Wall Vietnam War Memorial Re: George Rodriguez ('68) Hi Rick, I have a list and George is on it too. There are quite a few that I need to see and touch. I think it might help find a little closure after all these years. I have always wanted to go to DC just to see it and now I get to come home to do it. Kinda ironic. -Mike Howell ('68WB) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Betti Avant ('69) Trick or treat to all you alums out there. -Betti Avant ('69) ~ Goodland, KS ~ where it is already 36 at 7:llpm MST Thursday [10/30] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Kim Edgar Leeming ('79) A notice at work (thought I'd pass it on) was put up in the break room; it reads: -------------------------------------------------------- The Shriners Hospitals for Children (Portland) is having a FREE Screening Clinic in Western Washington. This is to identify children who can benefit from Orthopedic and Burn/Scar Care. Date: Saturday - November 8, 2003 Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm Location: Harrison Memorial Hospital 2520 Chery Ave., Bremerton, WA 98310 Info: 360-876-5835 800-432-8200 They treat: Problems with bones, joints or muscles Cerebral Palsy Spina Bifida Scoliosis (curvature of the spine) Hip disorders Hand or foot disorders Club foot Skeletal growth abnormalities Cleft lip/palate Burn Scars If you know a child from birth to 18-years with any of these conditions, Shriners Hospital for Children - Portland would like to help with free expert care. -------------------------------------------------------- Bomber Cheers! -Kim Edgar Leeming ('79) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for the month. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` September, 2003 ~ November, 2003