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16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 *********************************************** *********************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/01/04 ~ HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 10 Bombers sent stuff: Stan McDonald ('53), Charles Cox ('56) Patti Jones ('60), Ed Quigley ('62) Gary Behymer ('64), David Rivers ('65) Marcia Wade ('67), Scott Hartcorn ('67) Mike Howell ('68WB), Larry Crouch ('71) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mark Perkins ('75) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mike Fitzpatrick ('80) BOMBER CALENDAR: Richland Bombers Calendar Click the event you want to know more about. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Stan McDonald ('53) Yes, indeed, the Alma Mater has been changed after I graduated from Col-Hi. Don't know when. The former Alma Mater was a "take off" on the Washington State University fight song. I was reminded of that recently at our 50th class reunion when I was called upon to lead the attendees in our school song.... couldn't recall it at first ... and after some assistance "led" the class in the song. Washington State Univ., as everyone knows by know, beat Texas here in the Holiday Bowl last night and that song was heard often. Although I am a Husky grad, I doff my hat to the Cougars who did a number on Texas. -Stan McDonald ('53) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Stan, You're talking about the Fight Song when you say "school song"... that IS to the tune of the WSU fight song. The Alma Mater is completely different and (obviously) hasn't had the "press" that our fight song has had. Fight Song Words to BOTH our fight song and our alma mater are on this page put together by Sandi Cherrington ('66): It's the ALMA MATER I'm asking about... considering the words to our Alma Mater, they'd have almost HAD to change the alma mater when they dumped "Columbia High School" in favor of returning to the original "Richland High School" in what was it? 1982? Happy New Year, 'Stormers!!! -Maren ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Charles Cox ('56) To: Max Sutton ('57), Brad Wear ('71) & Treg Owings ('76) Re: WSU vs texas Great WSU DEFENSE and a great game. What can I say - WSU played great. -Charles Cox ('56) ~ Georgetown, TX - where the weather is great for GOLF. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) Re: Microsoft To: Stu Osborn ('71) Your entry in todays Sandstorm was well put! I for one appreciate everything you said. Through the years I have watched Microsoft and all the good they have done. Always look forward to seeing what their next products are. I am one completely satisfied customer. Hurrah for you Stu that you get to work for such an innovative company. Happy New Year everyone. Bombers Have Fun -Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) ~ Browns point, WA - Three inches of snow at the water is a rarity. We got it last. Snow sure brings the child out to play quickly. Weathermen are saying more is to come in the next week. More fun! ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Ed Quigley ('62) To: John Wingfield ('66) Your mention of Sauer's class brought back a memory, albeit not one of my favorites... Mr. Piippo had kicked me out of his health class (just can't understand WHY he would have done that!), and so I was in Sauer's, and he had just finished a lovely, hand-crafted paddle out of some exotic wood, with about a hundred holes drilled in it (probably with the dynamics of air flow in mind, in order to achieve greater velocity just prior to deliverance of the swat), and I was the one selected to receive the honor of the first swat! After the customary order to "bend over and grab your ankles", he wound up and delivered said swat, and I didn't know whether to laugh or cry, because he split his brand new paddle... Man was he ticked! Having received a handful of swats from Sauer, Piippo, Bernard, Barnard, Strankman, St. John and Skov (who was also a hunting buddy of my Dad's, consequently resulting in a report to my Dad!), I can't remember who delivered the "best"! Although I realize that this was at the junior high level, and thus has no place in this forum, do any of you Chief Jo folks care to comment on who might have been in the running for that honor? (I KNOW I wasn't the only kid to get those hacks, and I have a feeling that the disappearance of corporal punishment HAS had a negative effect on the public school systems and the ongoing failure of the pubic schools to deliver a quality education.) -Ed Quigley ('62) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Gary Behymer ('64) Found... a nice copy of Western City Magazine January 1960. Cover story is "Atomic City, Richland, Wash. One Year Old." The story is written by Mrs. E.T. Pat Merrill, Mom of Linda Merrill ('64) & Lucille Fuller. (Maybe the Mom of John Fuller? ('66)? Includes a nice photo of Mrs. Merrill, Fred Clagett, Murrey Fuller, Ernest Street, Carl Kruegel, Dad of Terry Kruegel ('65), Paul Beardsley (Dad of a bunch of beautiful Beardsley young women (;-), Les Coon, Joyce Kelly, Fred Brackenbush and Attorney John Noson. Anyone wanting a copy of this nice article should email me with your mailing address & I will send it to you. -Gary Behymer ('64) ~ somewhere alive & well in the foot hills of downtown Colfax, WA ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: David Rivers ('65) Re: Editor's note in the 12/31 Alumni Sandstorm: Maybe the Bomber who knows the answer to this question missed it when I asked in an earlier Sandstorm. Someone had asked for the words to our Alma Mater and I had put the URL where the words can be found... it begins with the words "Oh, we love our fair Columbia"... so now I want to know if our Alma Mater was changed when they changed from Columbia High ... to Richland High ...???? Actually, the words have never changed... they are still: Oh we love our mumble mumble mumble mumble daa daa daa daa daa daa... and da da da mumble mumble da da da da da da da! -David Rivers ('65) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Marcia Wade Hausenbuiller ('67) Re: NEW YEAR WISHES Greetings and Salutations to all out there in the New Year Rush. I wanted to send a message for Christmas morning, but had trouble figuring out which day it was for most of that week! I would hope that we all have blessed and Happy New Years for all of 2004--no broken bones, hearts or promises. (I can tell you from experience gained in 2003, that broken bones are NOT nice!). I am still struggling along mostly one handed, tho' am making progress in Physical Therapy, and after one last surgery on the 8th of the New Year, hope to make even quicker progress. It's not easy to 'soar with the eagles' when you're flying with only one wing. . . . . . That could be why I feel like I'm going in circles? God bless you, each and every one who reads this-- even my non writing friends, Wanda and Janice, and thank you to Maren and all those who keep it up and running 365 great days a year--well 366 days this year I guess. -Marcia Wade Hausenbuiller ('67) ~ From beautiful down town, covered-in-white Bomberville! ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Scott Hartcorn ('67) Happy New Year to all! -Scott Hartcorn ('67) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Mike Howell ('68WB) A very Happy and safe New Year to each and all Please be careful and responsible. Don't Drink and Drive. Take the keys away from a friend. -Mike Howell ('68WB) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Larry Crouch ('71) Re: COUGS To: Brad Wear ('71) Brad, Looks like you got your wish... I opened the paper this morning and the Cougars had kicked some Texas butt. Nice call on your part ................. Happy New Year to all. -Larry Crouch ('71) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/02/04 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 19ombers and 1 Colt sent stuff: Kay Weir ('37 Colt), Betty Ely ('47), Claris Van Dusen ('48) Kay Mitchell ('52), Millie Finch ('54), Karen Cole ('55) Burt Pierard ('59), Myra Tadlock ('60), Walt Morgan ('60) Jim Collings ('62), John Adkins ('62), Tim Smyth ('62) David Rivers ('65), Linda McKnight ('65), Patty de la Bretonne ('65) Bob Grout ('66WB), Patrick Collier ('68), Rick Valentine ('68) Dan Ham ('72), Chris Webster ('78) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Steve Piippo ('70) BOMBER CALENDAR: Richland Bombers Calendar Click the event you want to know more about. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Kay Weir Fishback ('37 Colt) Re: Indian Burial Ground The Indian Burial Ground was out on the hill beyond Richland. Everybody knew it was there but nobody thought much about it. After the new people came, it was discovered by looters and the government put a fence around it, but that didn't even keep the idiots OUT. How would they like it somebody dug up grandma's grave to see if she was down there with her diamond ring? Re: Helen Millard ('36RIP) Another old Richland BB player - girls' team - died last week. Her name was Helen Millard. There soon won't be any of us left. -Kay Weir Fishback ('37 Colt) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Betty Ely King ('47) Re: Good letters I sure enjoyed Stu Osborn's ('71) letter and my neighbor Norma Loescher Boswell's ('53) letter. Norma has such a lovely yard and my entry to my home is concrete. My mother was always a career woman who hated sewing. So, my sister and I never liked sewing. Re: Snow We just received more snow in Richland. I sure miss the wonderful warm Chinook winds we use to have in Richland. When I moved back to Richland... we no longer had the Chinook winds. Last year, we only had one day of snow. God is telling us to stay home for the New Year. -Betty Ely King ('47) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Claris Van Dusen Troutman ('48) HAPPY, HAPPY NEW YEAR, MAREN!!! Again, many thanks for all your great work with the Sandstorm email. I wish all Bombers a terrific 2004 with lots of love, peace and happiness. Take care, everyone! Big Special Bomber Cheers to All --- -Claris Van Dusen Troutman ('48) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Kay Mitchell Coates ('52) Re: Richland Visit Hubby, Richard ('52), and I journeyed to Richland for a quick visit earlier this week. We made it a priority to stop in at the Wellisian McDonalds in order to say hello to Jerry Molnaa ('52) and the rest of the breakfast bunch. Jerry had mentioned in the Alumni Sandstorm that gathering there was a daily ritual and invited Bombers to stop and say hi. Thanks for a wonderful visit, Jerry! It was great seeing you. We thought we were leaving snow country behind, but much to our surprise, found Bomberville covered in a blanket of white! The kids were out in full force enjoying the rare opportunity to sled down Carmichael hill. The roads were slippery and it was COLD, but we braved the night in order to take our Richland son Doug and his family out to dinner. Our grandson, Mitch Coates ('02 and third generation Bomber) was home from Spartan Aeronautical School in Tulsa, OK. His vacation time is very limited, only 4 weeks per year. Won't see him again until June, and by that time he will have met all the requirements for his first flight ticket. He will be able to obtain a batch of commercial tickets during his time there - his goal is to fly for a commercial airline. Before leaving town we swooped by the Spudnut Shop to pick up a couple dozen delicious delicacies to bring home to the two older kids that live up here near us. Of course, we munched on them across the miles, but managed to save enough to share with the them when they came over for coffee. Ahhhhhh - there is nothing like a Spudnut fix!! A great way to end the year. Happy 2004 to all. -Kay Mitchell Coates ('52) ~ In the winter wonderland of Valley, WA where the snow is about a foot deep and Dick and I stay hunkered down by the fire. We are having a real "blizzard day". ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Millie Finch Gregg ('54) Re: Alma Mater I am really going to stick my neck out here. I know the first things to go are memory, but for some strange reason, in my mind, our alma mater was "The Halls of Ivy". Now don't everyone jump on me, but that is my recollection. Happy New Year to all Bombers, and may we all have a bright, peaceful and healthy year ahead. You Bombers from the Class of '54, I will expect to see you at our Big 50th next year in September. No excuses!! See, I am tougher than Marguerite! Have a great day today and enjoy the ball games. -Millie Finch Gregg ('54) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Different from the fight song and the Alma Mater, in The 1946 "Green & Gold Handbook": the "school song"] ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Karen Cole Correll ('55) Re: names Gee, all these years I thought Col High was named after the Cole kids, and when they finally got rid of all of us, they changed the name! There's a lot of silver among the gold of this dumb blonde. Ha Happy New Year to all. -Karen Cole Correll ('55) ~ Nine Mile Falls, WA ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Burt Pierard ('59) To: All who had suggestions for solving my recent computer problem "I'M BAAAACK!" As you folks might recall, I experienced one of the most calamitous crashes of my "C" Drive that one can have (except maybe flood damage), just about a week ago. To summarize the catastrophe, my Boot Record, File Allocation Tables (FAT) and Directory Structure became severely corrupted from an unknown cause (probably a virus but my new Norton AntiVirus detected and deleted two viruses before I could find out what they were). I received several suggestions (through Richard Anderson ('60) for strategies to attack my problem. The suggestions ran the gauntlet from the more benign (call my son) to the more Draconian (unplug the "C" Drive and install a new Windows Operating system on my discrete "D" Drive or installing the sick drive on another computer). I avoided the "C" Drive disconnection (keeping it as a last ditch option) since it didn't address my real problem (retrieving the data from the sick drive) and I proceeded under the assumption that I could find software that would repair the damage. Well, lo and behold, Norton System Works 2004 came to the rescue. Booting up under DOS and running the new Norton Disk Doctor directly from the CD did the trick (kinda). It told me it couldn't rebuild my Boot Table (after running for 22 hours) and also said it couldn't completely fix the FAT and Directory Structure. What it did, though, was to repair enough so that I could Boot Up in Windows. I then immediately copied all the critical data files from the "C" to "D" drives and did a System Restore back to Dec. 23 (the last day I was running before disaster struck). I was then able to do the full installation of System Works and start tuning up the system (it found 300+ errors in my Windows Registry, 167 errors in Short Cuts and 2 Viruses but repaired them all in a matter of seconds). I would like to thank all of you who took the time to send helpful suggestions and I'm just delighted to be able to send you an electronic Happy New Year Greeting (remember, I've been off-line for almost a week). Bomber Cheers, -Burt Pierard ('59) ~ Richland (where we are enjoying a Retro Winter) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Myra Tadlock Gibson ('60) Hello Maren - I sent the following entry on 12/28 but it hasn't shown up yet in the Sandstorm. Since I loaded aol 9 my e-mail software has taken on a life of it's own and is totally out of control so I don't know if you actually received this. Thought I'd try again. Happy New Year! Myra [NOTE: The problem is that Myra actually typed "mailto:" as PART of the email address and that doesn't work... the address is -Maren] Sent: Sunday, December 28, 2003 3:28 AM Re: The end of an era Last week, Mom and Dad sold our "A" House. Noah and Sarah Tadlock lived at 1404-1406 Thayer Drive, 2nd house from the corner of Thayer and Symons, for 59 years. They raised their six children there, nurtured 13 grandchildren into adulthood from that home and helped welcome numerous great-grand- children into the world. It took all six of us "Tadlock kids" to help make the move happen. We came one last time to our house on Thayer Drive and stayed for a week or more: me ('60) from Portland (actually Beaverton), Noah Jr "Buddy" ('61) from Boise, Les ('64) from Spokane, Bill ('66) from Kennewick, Shari ('67) from Sisters, OR, and John ('68) from Kennewick. We brought with us the spouses and significant others, and our grown children and their spouses and children, and friends. It took the "village" to do it. We would clean and pack and move and toss and box... and then everything would come to a stop as we would "find" something. We'd gather 'round to share memories... the coal bin, the original Hanford furniture, stories about our neighborhood playground where we would play baseball, hold our own track meets and create our own circus with the neighbor families - The Roses, The Morgans, The Fishbacks, The Dawsons, The Waltmans, The Wilsons, The Upchurch family, The Lattings, The Overdahls, The Brunelles and so many more. This "A House" where Mom was a Cub Scout Den Mother for 10 years and Dad was Pack 28 Registration Chairman. Memories much like the ones that are shared every day in The Alumni Sandstorm. What an era. How protected we were! Mom and Dad are living in a very nice apartment complex at Meadow Springs now. We're all glad they don't have to negotiate those 13 stairs to the "upstairs", or the steep flight down to the basement anymore. I'll say this though - at 82, after 59 years of up and down the stairs, Mom has really incredible calf muscles and could probably out-walk me! Blessings to everyone and best wishes for a healthy and safe New Year. -Myra Tadlock Gibson ('60) ~ Portland, OR - where we (surprise!) have rain! (that was written on Dec 28th - now, it's January 1st and we have lots of snow, and it's still snowing! - Needed in this area: people to teach people how to drive in the snow!) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Walt Morgan ('60) Re: Reinstated! Our thanks to Richard Anderson ('60 - one of the most loyal of The Richland Bombers) for getting us reconnected with the Sandstorm. We lost our connection when we changed e-mail addresses, as well as replaced some of the internal workings in our computer. Thanks again Richard! I suppose each Bomber from the '60s - '70s era felt their street was the best in Richland; the Farrell Lane tribe were no different. They have these wonderful stories of glowing childhood events which still warm the heart 40 years later. Our thanks also to Maren Smyth ('63 & '64) for all the work she does to make the Sandstorm the best. A Happy New Year to all. Alice and Walt Morgan -Walt Morgan ('60) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jim Collings ('62) Re: Spats To: Ed Quigley ('62) and John Wingfield ('66) I can't tell you who delivered the "best" spats. I refused to bend over and instead got to run around Chief Jo a couple of times. However, I do nominate Mr. Sauer as one of the "best" reason why corporal punishment was stopped. On the first day of our mechanical drawing class '58-'59, Mr. Sauer gave Allen Coffman ('62) a spat for some reason probably valid. On every other day for the entire year, Mr. Sauer made up a reason to give Allan a spat. No one was allowed to leave the room until Allen got his spat. I laughed the first couple of times, but soon felt sorry for Allen and lost any respect for Mr. Sauer. Anyone else out there that was in that class? Allen: Any comments after all these years? It didn't seem to bother you at the time. -Jim Collings ('62) ~ Lone Tree, CO ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: John Adkins ('62) Re: The Alma Mater I actually checked around just before the class of '62's 40th Reunion - no one at "Richland High School" had any knowledge of a "School Song" or an "Alma Mater" song. I concluded it just disappeared - like some other traditions at that school. I do have a recording of the Alma Mater performed by "the Gordon Papas" band and the "Harley Stell" Choir. I think it was recorded in about '60 or '61 and I have in on a CD with 6 or seven other Col Hi songs - including the "FIGHT SONG". -John Adkins "62" ~ here comes another 3 or more inches of snow in the beautiful downtown Tri Cities - and Carmichael Hill was loaded New Years Eve and again this morning. Some "stuff" never changes. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Tim Smyth ('62) Re: Sugar Bowl football game Dear Fellow Bombers: Unless you have a particular reason to pull for Oklahoma, please pull for Louisiana Sate University (LSU), my second Alma Mater ('67), in the Sugar Bowl Sunday night. Maybe some Bomber support will be enough to propel the LSU Tigers to victory. Thanks. -Tim Smyth ('62) ~ Hudson Falls, NY - where we have WINTER, although its been relatively warm the past few days. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Bro: Don't forget I went to LSU, too (didn't graduate, though)... AND my son-in-law is a grad... and who could refuse to help cheer for this newest LSU cheerleader? -Maren] ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: David Rivers ('65) Re: NEW YEAR'S EVE rambling memories Here's something I hadn't thought of for a while. In the late '50s and early '60s one of the guys used to have a New Year's Eve party. He was only allowed so many kids each year. His house was also famous for being built right on the dike (not gubmint housing of course)... or at least right next to the dike. His folks would make an ice skating rink on the driveway and the kids would ice skate... NOT this kid, but other kids... (this kid was not fond of doing anything that would make him look stupid ON PURPOSE... was fully capable of doing it without intent)... I remember one year... Brian Johnson ('65) added to the growing number of scars he was collecting around his face and head from a rapid growth spurt that took him from about 5'2" to 6'4" in about 15 minutes... he got on the ice... his legs spread out from under him and when they could no longer support his towering frame... KABLAM over he went, face first... Anyway... back to the story Doug Benoliel ('65) (who still looks like his senior picture with more hair...) was limited in the number of kids he could invite... I was invited the previous year ('58-'59) so this year ('59-'60) I wasn't... the same was true for Dale Bowers ('65). So Dale and I were cut to the quick and had made no plans as we thought we'd be at the party... (as dumb kids we didn't know, care or understand about limits on warm bodies)... so we met at Dale's house and decided to listen to the top one hundred countdown of songs for 1959... (No Dick Clark Rockin' New Year's Eve back then... in fact... we had just got a TV the year before)... we sat crying in our root beer (or whatever) bemoaning our fate as outcasts... oh the horror of it... washed up at 15! A very teary evening... "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" came in as the top song of the year (as it would the next year!)... When I got home, I found my little Bro, Mikey ('68WB) hanging out of MY bedroom window at the old Homestead at the corner of Stevens and VanGiesen clanging pot lids screaming: "HAPPY NEW YEAR... LET'S HEAR IT FROM THE CROWD!!!!!!!!" Now, very New Year, I find myself saying "Happy New Year, Let's hear it from the crowd". In 1967 on December 31st I would be doing the exact same thing Dale and I did in '59 only in a bunker in the middle of a nasty little country called Vietnam (what is a Vietnam?????) listening to a little battery powered radio in the slime and the mud where Armed Forces Radio and that lovely Chris Noel were counting them down just as the DJ had in '59. (Chris Noel was a terrible liar... .she told us things like "Yummy Yummy Yummy I got Love in My Tummy" was what all the hip kids back home were listening to... but guys coming in from the Land of the Big PX were telling us different and we KNEW that "Sgt Pepper" and things like that were what was going on... I mean the "Summer of Love" had just ended..., Man... can ya dig it?) So that's my story of my tale of woe and New Year's Eve memories... as a foot note... I gotta say that it did my heart good when I related that story to Terry Davis (Knox '65) many years later and got to see the look on his face... He had NEVER been invited to one of the Benoliels' New Year's Parties... GOTCHA, DAVIS! -David Rivers ('65) PS... Doug: When you spell check Benoliel it comes up "Boneless"... so if you read "Boneless" in this, it means Maren hit spell check! ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Linda McKnight ('65) To: Lynn-Marie Hatcher ('68) The grandma comments are for you too, dear. Congratulations in advance. Just caught up on a Sandstorm that I missed from the other day. Your digging in the dirt comment reminds me of the day that I planted tomatoes with my grandsons. We only had one hammer, and both boys wanted to pound in the stakes to hold the tomato plants up!! The youngest cried every time it wasn't his turn, and the oldest pouted!! I have pictures and plan to share them with girl friends in the future. My oldest grandchild, Ashlee, will be 15 in a few days and Lord help us!! Driving permit time, and Dad says, "Oh ya! We will see about that!" They grew up way too fast, but do make my heart sing... -Linda McKnight ('65) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Patty de la Bretonne ('65) Mr. Barnard gave stupid swats. -Patty de la Bretonne ('65) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Bob Grout ('66WB) Re: Holiday Bowl Since I only lived 90 miles from San Diego, it was a pleasure watching WSU beat the Long Horns. Excellent half time show and the Navy Seals did a awesome job falling right on target in the football field. Go Cougs. -Bob Grout ('66WB) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Patrick Collier ('68) Please add me to the list. One thing I remember was the bomb being set off by the uptown. Richland was celebrating... the government had just turned over control of the city so they set off a bomb in the vacant field north of JJ Newberry's. We lived on Johnston Ave. and walked down to Jadwin to watch the blast. It was a huge explosion... a big fire ball in the sky. The next day me and my buddies checked out the "hole". It was a very large crater, aprox. 10 feet wide by 3 feet deep. It became the new fort and we played in it for years. -Patrick Collier ('68) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Rick Valentine ('68) Re: Microsoft To: Stu Osborn ('71) First let me say that I think Microsoft is a great company and that I own Microsoft stock and I am on MSN. That said, let me comment about 'Hotmail'. When I first started using Hotmail it was great... it worked well. Hotmail should be the poster child for "If it ain't broke don't fix it". Every time Microsoft has revamped Hotmail it has gotten worse. The worst thing they did was to require a "Microsoft Passport" to get into Hotmail. When Passport is not working correctly then nothing connected with Passport is working correctly. The Hotmail calendar was a great feature, so they removed that. (you now have to subscribe to MSN to get the calendar) Then the last time they revamped Hotmail, only a couple of months ago, since then Hotmail is the worst it has ever been. It now loads slower than it ever has, and Passport will reject my password sometimes two or three times, and yes sometimes it will take a day or two for messages to be delivered or received, Hotmail especially has problems with messages from AOL. So even though MSN is heads and tails above AOL, it is far from perfect! (you don't even want to get me started on AOL) HAPPY NEW YEAR to all you Bombers out there in Bomber Land, and a special THANKS to Maren and Richard for all the time and effort that goes into keeping the Sandstorm going. -Rick Valentine ('68) ~ Spokane, WA - where we have snow and cold for the start of the new year... ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Dan Ham ('72) Re: Hacks at Chief Jo Ed Quigley's ('62) entry in yesterday's Sandstorm did bring back some memories (albeit somewhat painful ones at times) about getting hacks at Chief Jo. I have some nominees that some of you may agree with. I think I had hacks from every major player there. Mr. Bennet, the Vice Principal during my tenure comes to mind. Len Sauer was, for sure, right up there. However, I think the hardest I was ever hacked had to be by Mr. Bell himself. Who, by the way, would also dole out hacks on behalf of Mrs. Sherrard (sp?) who resided across the hallway. I would get hacks from Bell then go to Mrs. Sherrard's class, act up, and get sent right back to Bell. I think he had that thin oak paddle drilled full of holes that was smuggled out of Nazi Germany from the SS. Man could he swing that thing! I remember crawling back across the floor to put my shoes back on after he was done. Whew! -Dan Ham ('72) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Chris Webster ('78) Thank you, Larry Mattingly ('60), for the wonderful fireworks from the Emerald Queen Casino New Years Eve night. My father-in-law, Gill Evans from Raymond, Alberta, and I enjoyed the excitement. A little foggy out but we could still see them from the park on Norpoint Hill. -Chris Webster ('78) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/03/04 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 9 Bombers and 1 Bomber Mom today: Gloria Falls ('58), Ruth Miles ('59) Patti Jones ('60), Pete Overdahl ('60) John Adkins ('62), Earl Bennett ('63) Carol Converse ('64), Stu Osborn ('71) Brad Upton ('74), Wanda Janos (Bomber Mom) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dick Lohdefinck ('52) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Gloria Falls Evans ('58) Bomber friends we need your prayers for our airman Jon (my nephew) he was rear ended on his way back to the Lackland Air Base on new years day. He is in critical condition with head injuries. Thank you very much for prayers and have a happy new year. -Gloria Falls Evans ('58) ~ Spokane, WA - where we are under a ton of snow ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Ruth Miles Bruns ('59) Re: Alma Mater, School Song I believe that the tune of the Col Hi Alma Mater (We love our Fair Columbia) is that of the song "We Love the Halls of Ivy". In the same way, the School Song that Maren's link led to, and the Fight Song, use tunes from other (college) songs. -Ruth Miles Bruns ('59) ~ beautiful downtown Goldendale, WA where we've had temps as low as 6 overnight and gotten up to almost a foot of snow, with more of the same expected well into next week. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [] ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) Re: Puget Sound Area/Fife luncheon No reservations necessary! If you would like you can email me you will be at the luncheon. DATE: January 11, 2004 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 Highway E., Fife, WA I-5 North, Exit 136 B (Port of Tacoma) I-5 South Exit, 136 Turn left on Pacific Highway. 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: Pete Overdahl ('60) To: Myra Tadlock Gibson ('60) Your mentioning the selling and moving of the Tadlocks at 1404-06 Thayer. Yes, I remember this home very well and my many visits as the years went by. Maybe not 59 years, but a whole bunch as kids growing up in this part of Richland. I don't know if it was because it was on the way to and from Pennywise Drug or to visit with a little girl with a big smile, I had a crush on, that also graduated in the class of '60. What a wonderful legend those raised in this big ole "A" House. You always felt a true warm welcome by these fine folks. I only hope they get the love and support with their new neighbors as they gave all of those who had the privilege of being a neighbor to the Tadlocks on Thayer Dr. It seems like a year ago or so it was discussed in our Sandstorm who lived the longest in any one home in Richland. They have to rate right up at the top. Happy New Year to them as they truly deserve it. -Pete Overdahl ('60) ~ From just up and around the corner from those fine folks. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: John Adkins ('62) Re: Spats at Chief Jo I suppose I received spats from every teacher at Chief Jo that ever delivered a spat - the champion (in my humble opinion) was Toivo - by golly he had that wrist action thing goin' for him. E.R. Bernard had some good action - and Ken Russel had a good shoulder for it - and Jim Collings ('62) was correct in his assessment that Len Sauer carried it way beyond a need. -John Adkins ('62) ~ Lots of snow - sledding is the high priority - and some kid grabbed my bumper for hooky bob on Cottonwood this morning. Life is good. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Earl C. Bennett, III - Gold Medal Class of '63 May you all have a happy and prosperous (or at least comfortable) New Year! 2004 promises to be a great year for us. My continued gratitude goes to Maren, Richard and any others whose work enables our daily dose of memories and life-long friendships. To: Patty de la Bretonne ('65) I've been wondering about Jim Newell myself occasionally over the last six months or so -not sure what prompted it. I deeply esteemed his strength of character before we parted ways after graduation. To: Marcia Wade Hausenbuiller ('67) In the "count your blessings" category (more of a Thanksgiving theme than Christmas or New Year, I guess), several years ago our Mom broke her arm falling off the porcelain throne three weeks after shoulder replacement on the same side - it never healed, and never will. Then in September this year, she turned too quickly, fell and broke the same arm in a couple of places between the elbow and wrist. Fortunately those are healing properly, though very slowly (ALL healing process are slow at age 82, and I've noticed a decline in my own body's restorative powers at 58). She is enjoying life at the Alterra Wywood assisted care apartments, and with two of my sisters and their families still in Richland and excellent support from almost fifty years-worth of friends from Richland Lutheran Church, plus the superb staff of Alterra, she has plenty of help with her physical limitations. She taught us to thank God in all circumstances, as we are instructed in the Bible and in many other faiths as well, which has been a tremendous blessing when we have gone through trials. Re: Microsoft I confess to having enjoyed some of the amusing cuts aimed that way over the years ("would you buy a car that needs an engine replacement every 18 months?" - "MS-DOS: Just say NO!"). However, I have always recognized the cutting-edge technical expertise and innovation they demonstrate on a regular basis, as well as their superior marketing strategies (even though I do not subscribe to our society's love affair with the "more/bigger is better" and "get it while you can" concepts). They seem to have learned a little from the slap on the wrist they received for their anti-competitive practices, and it looks like they are trying to stay within the letter of the law since then. I also noticed that they firmly adhere to their corporate policies, as they fired someone I know for an immature mistake that violated those policies, and they have outstanding employee training and development programs. And yes, the Internet is a much less user-friendly environment than any Microsoft software. God be with you all, and bring you the peace and gratefulness that comes with recognizing how truly blessed we are, when we view ourselves from a global perspective and with His eyes. Warmest regards to all, ecb3 -Earl Bennett ('63) ~ from a pleasant New Year's Day in Reva, VA, where it is dry and a little above normal temperatures for the season. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Carol Converse Maurer ('64) I wanted to say "Happy New Years" to one and all out there in Bomberville and beyond. I hope this finds each of you a good year ahead. Re: Cougs Yeah for those Cougs! It was a very good game. I'm glad that I had a chance to watch it. Re: Grandmas I have to also put my 2 cents in here and agree with everyone that being a grandma is sooooo neat!!! We go up to Wenatchee each summer and bring back our granddaughter for a couple weeks. As she gets older, the time is longer now. Up to 3 weeks. She is 10 and growing into such a nice young lady. I've just received her school picture and it blew me away. My grandson is 4 and very shy around us when we see him. It makes me so sad that we probably will never have that loving bond that we and our granddaughter have. But, I'm thinking it will get better the older he gets. -Carol Converse Maurer ('64) ~ Eureka, CA - I'll be sooo happy to get my computer back. This laptop is driving me wild. Weather wise, it's very cold out and has been for a week or so. I'm surprised we haven't gotten any snow as yet. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Stu Osborn ('71) To: Rick Valentine ('68) Re: Hotmail and MSN Thanks for your comments directed to me about Hotmail, Rick. I'm sure your feedback is the kind that MSN Program Managers attempt to solicit from their user public every single day. Not being in that group at MSFT, I'm at a disadvantage trying to address your issues with Hotmail, but since you're a fellow RHS alumni and my upper-classman, I'll certainly give it a good ol' Bomber try. Let me first issue a disclaimer and say that the facts, opinions and positions expressed below are not those of the Microsoft Corporation and are purely mine. Here goes... You said that "every time Microsoft has revamped Hotmail it has gotten worse". First, I can fully understand why MSN integrated Passport into Hotmail so I'll explain... Passport is an authentication mechanism that can make use of any existing user account, not just a Hotmail user address. It stores user account information (not passwords) on a Passport server in a data center connected to the Internet. Existing email accounts can then be assigned to Passport and this offers two advantages, not having to require users to remember another password and the authentication feature itself. There has to be a way for web sites and servers to challenge users for their credentials otherwise malicious users or hackers could assume other users' identities and get access to their data. Passport offers a measure of security over the Internet without requiring additional server infrastructure plus among other things, it provides users the ability to customize the Hotmail user interface for their individual preferences. Remember when I said that the Internet isn't as reliable as people might think? Between your computer at home and your Passport server is the "Internet Cloud" and it is NOT highly connected. One reason you may have to enter your password a few times until it works might be the state of your connection to the Internet or the traffic on the wires or links to your Passport server after your password is typed and sent out into "cyber-space". Tell me, do you perchance have a dial-up ISP account? I have a high-speed connection at home and I see absolutely no delay or any abnormal issues associated with using Passport at home or at work where I'm connected to the Internet via my corporate local area network. As an aside, I also use Hotmail with my MSN mailbox and don't have to pay a cent for it. I don't even have an ISP account with MSN anymore. I used to have a MSN dial-up account and used Outlook as my email client but I cancelled it when I purchased my DSL connection through my phone company. Then I contacted MSN Support and had them connect my MSN mail server to Hotmail. I didn't even have to change my email address and now I get all my MSN mail via Hotmail for free using my MSN Passport account and people who send me mail weren't even aware anything had changed. Very cool. [Anyone can do this...not just us 'Microsofties'.] As far as the Hotmail calendar is concerned, I can't speak profoundly as to why we did away with that free feature but it was likely because it needed to generate enough revenue to justify the cost of improving it such as giving it the ability to synchronize appointments with other calendars or make calendar appointments private. Prior to it becoming a "paid-for" feature, it likely didn't offer this kind of functionality. I'll ask you this, did Microsoft increase the price of MSN when they improved the calendaring feature for their customers? I didn't see a price increase over and above the $19.95 per month charge when the calendar disappeared from Hotmail, but I don't actually know exactly when that happened... Then you say the last time Hotmail was "revamped", it is "the worst it has ever been". You say sometimes it will take a day or two for messages to be delivered or received, but how can you specifically attribute this specific behavior to the changes that were made to Hotmail? Does this happen for you ALL the time since then? If not, then logically this issue is not as a result of any changes that were made to Hotmail two or three months ago. It's a known issue that MSN has problems with messages from AOL and visa-versa. AOL has forced Microsoft via the courts to make this difficult and not seamless for customers. AOL doesn't want to allow Microsoft to route messages to their user base using the same protocols and servers that AOL uses. Any time you try to link up two incompatible networks containing servers that are talking different languages and with routers and WAN links in between, mail routing problems will result. Until the two companies can agree that sharing user database information is the best thing to do for both MSN AND AOL customers, then frustrating things will continue to happen for users like not being able to add an AOL user without a Passport account into your MSN Messenger 'Contact List' and send them instant messages like you can do with your MSN "buddies" who have Passports. Hope this helps you and the assembled Bombers to understand what I meant when I said, "think of the challenges my company faces in the marketplace". And happy computing to you all!!! -Stu Osborn ('71) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Brad Upton ('74) Re: Big Snow I know Richland got hit with a real blizzard yesterday. We got some snow here in Seattle last night and more is expected tomorrow. However... I'll be setting sail out of Ft. Lauderdale with Royal Caribbean on Sunday for 7 days in the Caribbean. It's a tough gig, but somebody has to do it. I have to "work" 2 nights for a total of 2 hours... I should be able to make it if I pace myself. Bon Voyage! -Brad Upton ('74) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Wanda Janos (Bomber Mom) Happy New 2004 to ail of you. It has been so much fun to try to keep up with my former students though your ramblings... Thank you for keeping the girls' maiden names for us.... It would be so confusing if we lost that identity... I often pass on information to Laurel Piippo... You do such a good job... Happy new year and thanks for the memories. -Wanda Janos (Bomber Mom) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/04/04 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff: Dick Pierard ('52), Carol Hollingsworth ('55) Art Nelson ('64), John Allen ('66) Betti Avant ('69), Theresa Horstman ('78) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Larry Holloway ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Paula Jill Lyons ('64) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Dick Pierard ('52) Reading the discussion about the person moving out after 59 years stirred my curiosity. I wonder if there are any (or perhaps better, how many) other people in Richland who are the original and thus only occupants of the homes built there in 1943-45? Perhaps my brother Burt ('59) knows. After all, you will have to look long and hard to find someone who is more informed about the history of the place than he. P.S. We all are rooting for the Patriots here and are hoping for nice cold wintry days for them to play football. They may actually get to the Superbowl that way! It was fascinating four weeks ago to see people in the stadium throwing snow in the air as their cheer. That was when we had 2 1/2 feet of snow in the Boston area. -Dick Pierard ('52) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Carol Hollingsworth Entrikin ('55) Re: Alma Mater The melody is "Halls of Ivy" which the Columbia High Chorus just happened to be singing at the time. Dad was inspired by the beautiful melody and sat down and wrote the lyrics just for us in about a half an hour. Re: Fight Song The fight song I was told was the tune of Washington State's in Pullman and was written before I was in high school. My Dad wrote a couple of other fight songs, one was to Beer Barrel Polka ........ started out "Here come to the Bombers, loyal and hard fighting crew, Hail Hail you Bombers, we take our hats off to you... After fifty years I doubt it has survived but the words are really cute. Ah memories..... -Carol Hollingsworth Entrikin ('55) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Art Nelson ('64) Re: Paddles OK!!! I confess. After reading Ed Quigley's ('62) comments on corporal punishment in the "old" educational system, I just can't take the pressure anymore. I do belive I was the last one to receive a swat from the infamous "paddle" wielded by Mr. Rees. Chief Jo's shop teacher. Very, very soon after that painful day, with the true belief that we were in some way helping our fellow students from any more suffering and pain, we appropriated "the paddle". It was ours! A great blow to corporal punishment. Don't worry Jim H ('65) I won't reveal all of those involved in the retrieval program. From the list engraved on the paddle, now sitting in my lap, here are the true heroes from the days of corporal punishment. Ronnie Coyne, Gary Zweifel, Ron Schaedel, Ron Stull Mark Schack (21 notches), Bob Nelson, John Warnek, Darrell Moorman Art Nelson, Cary E Sruff ? (sp), Jay Jacky, Dennis Nalder Wally Wollenberg, Mike Botu, Mark Perkins, Marion Perkins Dennis McGrath, Jim Ott, B. F., Drew Wiater, David Stack, John Poynor, Larry Wersen, Don Gana, Jim Coates, Harry Wilson, Toby E Why they chose to select this kind of treatment for such a wonderful bunch of students, will always raise the question. Why Me??? -Art Nelson ('64) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: John Allen ('66) Without implying any comment or judgement on the literary fare one tends to see in the "Sandstorm," I would like to say how pleased I am that Gary Behymer ('64) has seen fit to edit a new version of the old "Sandbox." I know that political and social comment isn't everybody's cup of tea, but personally, I like to see a little grit and grist as balance to tamer forms of expression. Some of the best amateur writing I have seen, appeared in the old Sandbox and I am looking forward to reading, as well as contributing my two cents, to the new "SAGEBRUSH RAG." Thanks again, Gary. -John Allen ('66) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Betti Avant ('69) Re: snow I have been reading about the snow the state of Washington is getting. All week they have said we are to get snow here in Kansas. Supposedly it was to start Saturday afternoon, however when I got up at 5:30 to get my paper it was already spitting white stuff. I'm on call at the hospital, so I hope I don't get stuck up there. I have a bag packed just in case. We ended 2003 down about 6+", so any moisture is a good thing. -Betti Avant ('69) ~ Goodland, KS ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Theresa Horstman Hope ('78) Re: Home for the Holidays My family and I came to Richland for the holidays to visit my dad and our new grandson for Christmas. We were hoping to find snow at least in the mountains. To our surprise we ended up getting the record falling snow and did indeed get our winter wonderland. It was certainly wonderful to play in the snow, to go to Bluewood Ski resort and snowboard. We are somewhat disappointed to go back home to Central Florida but hey we have some riding to do on our Harley Davidson in 76 weather. We feel bad but we will get over it. Happy New Year everyone. -Theresa Horstman Hope ('78) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/05/04 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers and 1 Funeral Notice (Colt) today: Anna May Wann ('49), Audrey Eberhardt ('61) Patricia Rediske ('63), David Rivers ('65) Julia Alexander ('65), Larry Crouch ('71) Barb Fichter ('72) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Pam Ehinger Nassen ('67) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Ann Thompson, aka Anna May Wann ('49) Re: New luncheon Barb Franco Sherer ('67), Char Dossett Holden ('51) and I have researched hotels, restaurants, etc. in the Bellevue, Redmond, Kirkland area and have set up a luncheon for the last Sunday in January, January 25th at the Kirkland Keg. They dont open until noon. They will be serving from their dinner menu, but we can also order from the bar menu which is lighter fair. We will have our own private room, the Fireside Room. I do need to have you tell me if you will be there so the Keg will know if they have to hire extra help. This is just a trial and we will be open for other suggestions that day. The Keg is right off of 520. Heading east, Take the 104th Street exit and head north 1 block. Turn right at the stop light, Shell station will be on your right and the Keg is on the hill on your left. Drive 1/2 block to their parking lot. Please e-mail if you think you are interested and can make this first attempt for a Seattle area luncheon. I would like to know as soon as possible if you think you might make it (it doesn't have to be a firm reservation) just so we can get some idea. Thanks -Ann Thompson, aka Anna May Wann ('49) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Audrey Eberhardt Mathews (9'61WB) Re: Grand kids To: Lynn-Marie Hatcher ('68) I am "Nanny" to 13 grands and 2 great-grands. It is an honor and a blessing. I cannot begin to describe how much I love them and want to do for them. There is also the pain-- most of mine are now into their teens, plus four are special needs. If you are a praying person and thought you spent a lot of time on your knees for your kids, just wait. Now you have to pray for yours and theirs. I would not trade a moment of it. -Audrey Eberhardt Mathews (9'61WB) ~ Central Georgia - where it was in the 70s today but will be in the 50s during the day by midweek. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Patricia Rediske Weatherman ('63) To: Dick Pierard ('52) Re: Any original occupants in the '43-'45 built houses Dick; I'm not sure that any of the houses were occupied for the first time by those that were moving into them. When we moved into our Ranch house, at 1305 Acacia across from Spalding School, in 1944; we were disappointed to find a pink depression glass dish on the kitchen counter with a bar of Ivory soap in it. My mom said it was left by a Corps of Engineers family that had lived in the house while helping build them. I don't know how true that was, but it took the edge off the excitement of our first home, at least for our mom. I was four when we moved in... there were no streets or sidewalks, no telephone lines, and the yards were big piles of sand that we loved to play in. My "baby" brother Len ('66) used to stand at the back screen door and scream at the big trucks as they rumbled down between the houses in the back yards, putting in telephone poles and stringing wires. We counted ourselves lucky to miss getting a pole in the yard. The Crownovers and the McKeowns each got one in theirs. After the roads were black-topped and the sidewalks were down they came back and planted two trees in each front yard. Acacia got Locust trees, and every year we got the lecture about not eating the beans out of the big brown pods that clacked and crackled in the trees. When I was older and walking home from Chief Jo and Col' High, I would go slow the last block just to savor the little gold leaves in the street. It always looked like some generous being had strewn gold coins in the pools made by the street lights. My parents are still in that house... 50 years and still going strong. Lois and Art Rediske, what a pair. But not the first in the house... not the first. -Patricia Rediske Weatherman ('63) ~ Bothell, WA ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: David Rivers ('65) Re: PJ I LOVE YOU! Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, PJ ('64) will you ever forgive me? I will do your laundry and wash your windows for a month if you will just say those magic words: "You are not the dumbest guy in the world for missing my birthday"...oh how those beautiful words would mean the world to me!!!!!!!! We love you P J, oh yes we do... We don't love anyone as much as you... When you're not with us we're blue... Ohhhhhhhh PJ we love you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY PAULA JILL LYONS ('64) (1/4/04) -David Rivers ('65) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Julia Alexander ('65) Re: Home to the Tri-Cities for the holidays I, too, decided to go home for the holidays (after declaring nineteen years ago I wasn't visiting the Tri- Cities at the holidays because we got snowed in that year). I was going to be brave and travel over the "pass" with my chains in the back seat ready to be put on. I had my hot coffee, extra blankets and food in case I got stranded somewhere. Traveling on the 21st was uneventful with just rain on the pass and when I reached the lake at the top of the pass, fog set in and that was all she wrote until the Tri-Cities. A tiring trip, but fine. As you all know the snow came the day after Christmas with a really bad storm on New Years eve and day. My plans were to leave on Friday the 2nd. It took us 2 hours to dig out the car and clear the driveway (I was in West Richland up on the hill where it seems there was a little more snow). Off I went... I did get home to the West End of the Olympic Peninsula after dark with the ground covered in that white stuff. More came that night which made me glad I "braved" it and drove on Friday. Now we have a "Winter Storm Watch" for Monday night and Tuesday. Whew! This was fun when you are a kid... With all of that... I want to wish everyone a Blessed New Year! (and I am glad I went home for the holidays!) Re: Microsoft Have any of you heard of Linux and Red Hat? It is a great operating system free to those who ask for it and is free of bugs, worms, and viruses. For a basic home system it does most everything you need. The really nice thing is when you use your internet and email, it does not go to some central computer where someone is watching. Re: Corporal punishment I am really, really glad I never experienced one of those "swats"... my dad's belt was enough! [Yeah, me, too, Julia... dad's belt was nasty... I'd have been facing the belt at home if I got a hack at school!!! -Maren] -Julia Alexander ('65) ~ from really cold Forks, WA - where it is 21 and the wind is howling. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Larry Crouch ('71) Re: Snow!!!!! Hello... must be winter... everyone I hear from is getting snow. Talked to my parents yesterday they had 9" in Richland!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We have 7" new at my house in Denver. I used to like the snow but now not so much... seems my driveway gets bigger each year... can't figure it out. I told Diana I might just warm up the oil on the Harley... the look she gave me scared me. though... maybe she was going to commit me! I'll bet Brad is warm in Texas? -Larry Crouch ('71) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Barb Fichter Jenson ('72) Re: Original Occupants of housing.... My parents (Vern and Marian Fichter) have been married almost 53 years. Prior to being married (June 1, 1951), they were on "the list" for housing. They were told there was a house available, however, they could not move in until a week after they were married, due to "moral considerations." They are still in the same house on Wright Avenue. Mom said there was a couple in the house before them, but they were only there a few months. As for others in the same neighborhood, the Collins family and the Craddock family have been there ever since I can remember, and I am pretty sure they are the original occupants. My mother had a friend (who has since passed on) who was born in the house on the northeast corner of Van Giesen and Perkins in 1911. (Actually, the house is now on the National Historic Register.) The house was ordered from Sears in 1910, for $500. Erma's father had a cherry orchard where Jason Lee School now is. -Barb Fichter Jenson ('72) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* ******************************************************* Funeral Notice scanned from the TCHerald by Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) >>Helen Millard King ('36) ~ 06/22/18 - 12/24/03 *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/06/04 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers sent stuff: Jim Grow ('51), Tom Hughes ('56) Jim Hoff ('57), Larry Mattingly ('60) Tim Avedovech ('61), Patricia Rediske ('63) Brad Wear ('71) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Larry Mattingly ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Patricia Rediske Weatherman ('63) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jim Grow ('51) Re: SAGEBRUSH RAG Where is the Sagebrush Rag? I think I only received one copy. Most of my thoughts now-days are too strong for the Sandstorm. -Jim Grow ('51) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Tom Hughes ('56) Re: Yakima River - Feb. 1969 This is a picture that I took at the West Richland Bridge in February, 1969. I think this was the last time the river froze solid. -Tom Hughes ('56) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jim Hoff ('57) Re: Jack Rees' Paddle To: Art Nelson (64) Read your item on the paddle of Mr. Rees as you referred to him. You must have swiped a much later version of the paddle than the one that was used on me and many of my classmates in shop classes the first three years Chief Jo was open which I believe was from the Fall of '51 thru the Spring of '54. I do not have fond memories of that paddle and the constant abuse and humiliation that was leveled by that not-so-fine teacher. As far as I was concerned it was a game to him and he used it to punish in ways that were nearly criminal. Frankly he made a joke out of it and he was always stopping class for some infraction of the three-foot rule or some other class rule violation. Then he would spin the wheel of fortune and one of us was selected as witness to accompany him and the violator into the lumber room for the application of the hack. I saw guys cry, I had friends with large black & blue marks on their butts when we were in P.E. and I witnessed many people getting set up to break a rule and then get their hack. The height of this folly was during my 8th grade year I believe. I had shop just after lunch. Jack Rees left campus for lunch daily and was late quite regularly. We were supposed to be lined up and sitting on the floor with our back to the wall outside the shop, and not talking. Was that absurd or not, because someone was always talking when he would come in the door and then we all had to line up and take a hack. This went on four straight days until the morning of the fifth day a bunch of us were outside the Principal's office talking. Mr. Chisholm (the principal) was standing near by when Mr. Rees walked up and asked us what was up? A guy by the name of Mcleod said "Are we all going to get our daily hack today, Mr. Rees?" He walked away, but Mr. Chisholm came over and asked about the comment Mcleod had made. Somehow after that encounter we were never hacked again as a class and Mr. Rees was not late to class. Now for the good side of this story. Because of this abusive use of the paddle I learned how such a form of discipline can be wrong when uncontrolled. When I became a principal I vowed paddling would not be used to discipline kids. So, as a principal for 32 years in three school districts we did not use the paddle to discipline little, middle sized or big kids in my schools. I believed in strict discipline, but hitting kids was not a part of what my staff was about. The lesson here is: yesterday's absurd actions do not have to continue today. By the way, today the action of Mr. Rees would be grounds for immediate dismissal and loss of his teacher certification. -Jim Hoff ('57) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Larry Mattingly ('60) Re: First in houses Like many others of you the discussion of early and first in the houses brings up many memories. We were the first in our first Richland house (Dec/Jan '43/'44) on Williams just up from the Garmoe's Bakery and the drug store. However we were not alone. Three couples moved in the same day and the paint was still wet. Mom and Dad and others had agreed to share the house for a few months. I was the only child and very small. I don't remember it but Dad put in the lawn in the Spring. Before the grass was even growing well we got our own "B" house at 206 Casey. I do remember moving and the painters were still in the house. We were the first there. Dad put in the lawn and I remember moving the sprinkler to keep it damp. When my Mother got out of the TB hospital we got another new house at 1613 Judson. Right on the corner with nothing as far as you could see to the North. Again we were the first there. There were no streets, sidewalks, or lawns. Again Dad put in the lawn. I remember getting into trouble with Mom for getting too close to the machinery putting in the streets and sidewalks. I also remember the gophers digging holes in the new lawn and Dad flooding them out with the hose and clobbering them with a broom when the water drove them out. I spent half of the first grade in Jefferson (Ms. Eloise Pitts, Teacher) and then because Mom did not like the new house we moved to the "B" house at 310 Benham. We were not the first there but Dad dug up and re-planted the lawn. But the crab grass took over again in a matter of years. "Happiness is the sky in bloom" -J Larry Mattingly ('60) ~ From my office South of Olympia where the 5 cold froze the well pump last night. We installed an additional heater in the well house and prepared for the coming storm tonight. Western Washington, where the wet clouds of the "pineapple express" from the Hawaii area of the Pacific meets the Artic air mass from the cold North. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Tim Avedovech ('61) Re: Mr. Rees Mr. Rees, shop teacher, had to have his paddle "appropriated" in 1959 due to his heavy hand. I see others had to do the same thing after us. Glad I didn't have Mr. Sauer. -Tim Avedovech ('61) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Patricia Rediske Weatherman ('63) Re: 1-5-04 entry of mine Maren; Well, I tried to do a recall but it was too late. My gray cells are deserting in vast numbers! We moved into the Acacia house in 1949, not 1944 (I wasn't even hatched in 1944!) Anyway, that would mean that our folks have been there 55 years... math was never my best subject either! I suppose that this means that the Ranch section of town was probably not part of the stuff that was built in '43-'45 that Dick was mentioning, but a later development. The part about the sand, no streets, etc was correct, which would probably mean that the houses hadn't been finished much before '49, when we were moving in. I do remember that we were one of the first to move in on that block, at least if my mind is not completly gone! Re: Jan 25 lunch in Kirkland Put me down as a possible. If I'm not working that weekend, I'ed love to be there. -Patricia Rediske Weatherman ('63) ~ Bothell, WA ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Brad Wear ('71) To: Larry Crouch ('71) Wrong Larry, it's cold here in Texas. We'll be in the 20s tonight. It's terrible, I've had to run my furnace around four times this year. What ever happened to global warming? Re: Hacks at Chief Jo My vote too goes to Norm Bell [('61?} -Ed], I carried a bruise for several weeks from his. Jim Thornsberry (Art instructor) gave a good one, too. Sauer, eh, over rated. George Matthews finally got me after having him for math for three years, I definitely wasn't a rocket scientist. I think he just wanted to leave me something to remember him by. I never got one from Bernard. A bunch of great guys taught and passed through Chief Jo's doors. I know the Carmichael guys had their hackers too. Oh, yeah, thanks Cougs. Life will be easier here for a year. -Brad Wear ('71) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/07/04 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 16 Bombers and 1 Bomber Mom and Wife today: Millie Finch ('54), Steve Carson ('58), James Johnson ('60) Mary Judd ('60), Patti Jones ('60), Patti Mathis ('60) Helen Cross ('62), Jeanie Walsh ('63), Bill Scott ('64) Linda Reining ('64), Tedd Cadd ('66), Karen Schildknecht ('67) William Barger ('68), Anna Durbin ('69), Mark Bond ('70) Treg Owings ('76), Alice Morgan (Bomber Wife and Mom) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* BOMBER LUNCHES 'n stuff (in order of appearance) 01/10 Portland/Vancouver Lunch BOMBER CALENDAR: Richland Bombers Calendar Click the event you want to know more about. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Millie Finch Gregg ('54) Re: FIRST IN HOUSES In May, 1944 our family moved to Richland. We had to stay in the Desert Inn Hotel for 2 weeks because our furniture went to the east coast instead of the west coast when it left Denver, CO. We moved in as the "first" occupants of our big "A" house, 200 Cullum. Our neighbors on the other side were Dave & Viola Taylor and their children. It was impossible to get a swamp cooler at that time, so when the "termination" winds, or just plain wind blowing, you can imagine the dirt and grime that came into our house during that summer. We had to leave all the windows open, so I can remember my mom sweeping up maybe 1/2" or so of sand, etc., several times a day. It was plain awful. :( Then in 1946, one of my brothers contracted Polio. We were told that he was the 1st case of polio in the Hanford Hospital. When he returned home, Mom and Dad had to carry him upstairs in the "A" house and it was a real burden. However, at that time in Richland, anything and everything you wanted had to go through "Tenant Services", even for a light bulb, etc. and one of the only ways you could apply for a change in a house was because of health reasons, so application was made for a single dwelling. In October of that year we moved into our other house at 322 Abert Ave. We were not the first occupants however, as the city had used this residence as a dorm, and 3 men and a dog had been living there. So once it was cleaned up, our family moved in, and today, my mother is still living in this house after 58 years, at age 89. I believe it was 1948 or 1949, my dad, brothers, uncles, etc., excavated out the basement with help from Jim Lawrence ('51) (I think that is the right year). After that my brothers had their bedroom downstairs, and we had a wonderful family room, etc. Lots of memories in that house. Thanks for reading!! Bomber Cheers, -Millie Finch Gregg ('54) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Steve Carson ('58) Re: Jack Rees' Paddle As a new 7th grader in 1952/3, having just moved to N. Richland some of my "buddies" suggested that I hail Mr. Rees by calling out "Hey Rees!" The result was an introduction to Spats (3) from Mr. Rees and his monster paddle. In today's environment I would expect a legal settlement for the (self induced) abuse and Mr. Rees could well have spent some time accounting for his barbaric actions. Actually, it was a good lesson and it amused my "buddies" greatly. -Steve Carson ('58) ~ Chicago, IL - where we have -20* windchill factor for the next few days. It is winter and this IS Chicago. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: James Johnson ('60) To: Walt Morgan ('60) As I read your entry from a few Sandstorms back I couldn't help but recall an earlier "contact" we had. As you know we were involved in a lot of sports activities, but one that stands out the most took place in PE class. It was a Friday afternoon in the fall of our sophomore year and we were playing touch or flag football. As I went out for a pass you and I collided, head on. I was knocked unconscious. After Rish brought me around with smelling salts it was discovered I had amnesia! Rish got really irritated because I couldn't remember my locker combination, so he had to get some bolt cutters and cut the lock off, plus (and this really ticked him off!) I couldn't remember how to get home or even where I lived, so he had to drive me home! By the time Monday came around I had regained my memory and was back in school. I don't know if you remember that "contact" we had. -James Johnson ('60) ~ Marietta, GA ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Mary Judd Hinz ('60) Re: Yakima River To: Tom Hughes ('56) The last time the Yakima River froze over solid here in West Richland was in '96 right before the big flood. It was about a foot thick. It has frozen over lots of times since '69, and it's frozen over right now, although it's not very solid yet. I took this picture two minutes ago. -Mary Judd Hinz ('60) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) Re: Puget Sound Area/Fife luncheon No reservations necessary! If you would like you can email me you will be at the luncheon. DATE: January 11, 2004 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 Highway E., Fife, WA I-5 North, Exit 136 B (Port of Tacoma) I-5 South Exit, 136 Turn left on Pacific Highway. 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: Patti Mathis Wheeler ('60) When we moved to Richland it was 1944... we lived in a 2 bedroom prefab on Smith, and then when I was in first grade (about 1948) moved to a ranch house oh Humphries Street a few blocks West of Marcus Whitman. They were putting in underground pipes and had dug trenches across the road, so every morning I would have to climb down this ladder, walk across the floor of the trench, and climb the ladder on the other side to get out. Quite exciting stuff for a 6 year old girl in her new school clothes. Speaking of spats, I don't think they gave them to girls, at least never heard of it, but I can remember the boys in Mr. Ingersol's 8th or 9th grade class sure got their share. They didn't seem to mind, almost as if they had formed a "We Got A Spat" club. OK oh well... so it goes. -Patti Mathis Wheeler ('60) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) Greetings and Happy New Year late from beautiful Lake Tahoe where we have just had dinner with our ski board bum son and his girlfriend from Seattle, WA. We have had lovely weather to go along with our great cougar victory in San Diego. But we think we may be catching up to the snow for the rest of our trip east via Colorado and Kansas City... hope to see Ed Wood ('62) and Carol Rice Forister ('62) on those stops. We are retracing HW50 and the bike trip to get a few better photos for the scrapbook. Darn, I forgot the ranch house ornament I wanted to give Carol Rice Forister. Once again I didn't see any one I knew in the WSU crowd. -Helen Cross Kirk ('62) ~ I hear it's been raining more than snowing out in West Harrison, IN by the little lake. Whatever... our insurance is paid up. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Helen -- Order that ornament online... -Maren] ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Barbra Williamson, aka Jeanie Walsh ('63) Happy Birthday Larry M .......... and many more! -Jeanie Walsh ('63) ~ Home of the Ronald Reagan Library.... some day, huh? ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Bill Scott ('64) Re: Hacks at Chief Jo. It's hard to believe anyone hit harder than math teacher Mr. Barnard in the late '50s. I ticked him off one day and he hit me with that paddle so hard I went instantly numb. I'll never forget the day Jim Heidelbaugh ('65) tipped over onto the floor from his chair once too often in Barnard's class. Barnard, who had thick coke-bottle eye glasses and breath that would drop an elephant, sprang from his desk, seized Heidelbaugh from the floor, and literally threw him through the class doorway, where he skidded on his back across the hall and slammed into the lockers on the far side. Try that sort of thing with today's kids and they're liable to blow you away the next day. -Bill Scott ('64) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Linda Reining ('64) Re: Hacks Guess this is just one more reason why I am very glad I am female... we never had to worry about hacks from any of the teachers at Carmichael or Col-Hi. I do remember Mr. Anderson (Spalding) giving hacks to some of the guys in 6th grade... they had their choice of Dictionary work or taking hacks. We girls who were talkers, always took the Dictionary work... don't think we were ever given the option of taking the hacks, Thank God. I can still remember that sickening sound as it connected. My youngest daughter is a teacher, and they are not allowed to physically touch the kids... they are to send them to the principal's office or call for the principal to come to their room. I agree that teachers need to be able to have more control in the classrooms and need to be able to discipline the students, but those paddles were wrong when my parents were in school, let alone when we were!!! -Linda Reining ('64) ~ Bakersfield, CA - we are having frost advisories --- high 40's, low 50's the past couple of days. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Tedd Cadd ('66) Re: Yakima River Freezing - 1969 To: Tom Hughes ('56) In January and February 1996, the Yakima was frozen solid at least as far up as Twin Bridges and there was a lot of snow on the ground. It is repeating that this week. We live a couple of houses down from the Twin Bridges and it is frozen solid here. There is some open water at the West Richland Bridge still but the ice is building rapidly. The mouth and upstream for some distance is frozen. We have 9-10 inches of snow on the ground and 4-8 inches predicted for today. In Feb 96, we experienced the worst flood recorded. The temperature (around 10) suddenly warmed to around 50. We were the last house on the river where the flood water didn't reach the house. Our next door neighbors (down stream) had it at the house corners and their pasture was flooded for weeks afterward. The people next to them had to sandbag their house. The people on Twin Bridges island were flooded 2-3 feet and many other houses downstream were similarly flooded. Part of our driveway was under water next to where our neighbor's pasture is. At the time, they didn't have any animals, but now they have llamas, horses, goats and emus. I hope we don't get the high water like we did 8 years ago, but it is eerie how similar the conditions are. For the last couple of days it has been in single digits (with the exception of the negative numbers (-13 to -17). Highs for Thursday and Friday are predicted to be in the mid 40s. We've put out a lot of bird seed and scratch and the pheasants, quail, red-wing blackbirds, sparrows, chickadees, yellow-headed blackbirds, doves and a few others love it. I've seen 60 or more at a time dining here at Singing River (we usually have a little music from the currently-frozen rapids). -Tedd Cadd ('66) ~ West Richland - where I've been taking pictures of bird tracks and the impressions of the wings when the birds land or take off in the snow. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Karen Schildknecht Mateo ('67) Re: More snow Wow... 5 to 6 more inches predicted over the next day or so. For the last 4 years I've been begging for snow and getting nothing but mild winters. What a disappointment. But now we have all this snow and I'm literally housebound. Bummer. Since last June, I've had both my legs amputated at the knee and my wheelchair just doesn't cut it in this depth. The drifts in my back yard are up to 3 feet deep and here I am unable to make a snow angel or a snowman. Again, bummer! At least my brother Jim ('66) had some smarts. He just moved to Santa Fe, NM, for a new job and MUCH nicer weather. Wonder if he knew how bad this storm was going to be? Also, my Mom is heading to Hawaii (with Brad Upton's ('74) mother) to spend 2 months in the sun starting Wednesday. I told her I was finally small enough to hide in her suitcase... but she just laughed and packed more shorts. What a letdown. Okay, everyone drive carefully out there now. I have 7 nieces and a nephew driving these streets, so let's all just avoid each other. Who needs grandkids when I have 15 nieces and 3 nephews? If you couldn't tell before, we Schildknechts tend to favor girls. Hope everyone had a wonderful holiday and you all enjoy the best in this New Year. -Karen Schildknecht Mateo ('67) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: William Barger ('68) For any Orthodox Christians out there I wanted to say have a great Orthodox Christmas on January 7th. -William Barger ('68) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Anna Durbin ('69) To: Tom Hughes ('56) Thanks for that great picture of the frozen Yakima, Tom. I am trying to remember if that was the cold spell where my class ended civilization as we knew it. We had a Yukon express with -20 F. temperatures, and girls were allowed to wear pants under their dresses to school for the first time. The dress code was done. To: Jim Hoff ('57) Thanks for your memories of the hacks. I am happy to hear that you grew up to be an enlightened principal instead of continuing the abuse. Although I have had the tendency to laugh about getting spanked by parents (girls didn't get hacked in those days), and be macho about it like most people, I know that it really left me with anger for the unfairness and violence. I realized that when I was a mother. After I slapped a daughter in anger, I got that insight that corporal punishment does not work, but just brings out bad consequences down the road. I never did it again and I apologized to her. I have a close relationship with her and she is a wonderful person. Self-discipline through respect for elders and yourself is a much better way to go. I remember Mr. Chisholm as a good guy, although I think Mr. Skov was principal when I was at Chief Jo. To: Larry Mattingly ('60) And Larry, keep telling your tales. I didn't know your mom had been in a TB hospital. That was still happening in the '40s and '50s? How long was it for? What did you think as a child? And, Happy Birthday, Larry! Re: Richland Arrival We were latecomers to Richland, I guess. I remember our tiny little prefab on Sanford, and I remember moving out of it to our enormous (to me) "K" house on Trippe Street when I was three. Wow, four bedrooms and a full concrete basement. Wow, that basement was so cool in summer. But that galley kitchen was so small. I really didn't want to sell that house when my parents moved to be near us in Pennsylvania in 1989. And when we came back to a reunion, seeing that later owners had cut down all the trees and bushes did make me sad. But I wasn't rich then and probably never will be with three kids to put through college. Sigh. I love all you guys for all the memories. May the warm Chinook wind that melts all the snow come soon. Love, Anna -Anna Durbin ('69) ~ Ardmore, PA - where it was 60 on New Year's but going down to 18 tonight. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Mark Bond ('70) Re: First in houses in Richland My parents were the first to occupy the ranch house at 1210 Richmond, across from Spalding school. While I was not yet born, it was my first and only home, for the first 19 years of my life. The house has since been bought and sold several times. I still drive by several times a year to see what, if anything has changed. While I don't remember the trees being planted, I do have a picture of me (16 months) standing next to a twig that eventually grew into a beautiful climbing tree. (I hated raking the small, small leaves.) I hadn't thought of the old place as ever being new, as I had always lived there. To me it had always been there. -Mark Bond ('70) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Treg Owings ('76) Re: Hacks I had Mr. Bell for Science. He would give options if you broke a rule. I remember once 4 of us were late for class. He lined us up and gave us a choice for a hack. Either one flip of the coin for all or individual flips. We chose one flip. He flipped the coin and made a big deal out of what HE saw. He finally did not give us punishment. Another trick was to play pool w/chalk and a pointer on the desk where there were holes for who knows what. I did not see many people lose. I think the threat was enough for most. Mr. Bell was one of my favorite teachers. Maybe that is part of the reason. - Treg Owings ('76) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Alice Morgan (Bomber Mom and Wife) Re: Original occupants Concerning original occupants: Mr. and Mrs. Carl Frick, on Farrell Lane are the original occupants of their "B" house. They waited while it was being built, and have lived in it since the day it was finished. I want to give this wonderful couple a bouquet while they live. My husband, Walt ('60) told me Mr. Frick made a basketball court in the back yard, complete with a goal at each end, and floodlights. As Walt's family lived in the "A" house next door, Walt spent many hours shooting goals or competing with other boys in play. He said when they called Bob ('60) in for the evening; Mr. Frick would leave the lights on as long as he heard Walt bouncing the ball. The Fricks had one of the first televisions on Farrell Lane (A black and white screen). Mrs. Frick would let the neighborhood kids come in and watch TV. She would pop popcorn and serve Pepsi in little cups. Walt's father didn't drive so Mr. and Mrs. Frick took him on many trips, along with other Farrell Lane kids. What an inspiration this wonderful couple have been through the years! -Alice Morgan (Bomber Mom and Wife) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/08/04 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 21 Bombers sent stuff: Bill Berlin ('56), Gloria Falls ('58) John Northover ('59), Janice Woods ('60WB) Larry Mattingly ('60), Richard Anderson ('60) Walt Morgan ('60), Roger Gress ('61) Jean Armstrong ('64), Patty de la Bretonne ('65) Cheryl Moran ('66), Bill Wingfield ('67) Gary Christian ('67), Tedd Cadd ('66) Betti Avant ('69), Gordie McMaster ('69) Gary Ackerman ('71), Stu Osborn ('71) Anita Fravala ('73), Brad Upton ('74) Mike Davis ('74) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* BOMBER LUNCHES 'n stuff (in order of appearance) 01/10 Portland/Vancouver Lunch (2nd Saturday) 01/11 Puget Sound Area (Fife) Lunch (2nd Sunday) BOMBER CALENDAR: Richland Bombers Calendar Click the event you want to know more about. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bill Berlin ('56) Re: Digging out the half basements in Richland I remember that my Dad and a couple of other neighbors [J.C. Hamilton and Orly Russell] dug out our half basement that was filled with dirt. I got to get things going and as I was pretty small, hence the nickname "Termite," thus I was the guy "appointed" to go in first and get the dig started so the big guys could get in and really start the project. I tried to get Jimbeaux [a/k/a Mimmie], Jim Russell and Pat Murray to go in first after the Canaries but they all had ballet, grout work and cooking classes so I had to go it alone. Even my Brother Bruce [Kennewick '62] could not figure out which end of the shovel to use so it all fell to me. Once it was trenched out enough to get the endless belt owned by Bob Avery (I believe that is correct) then things got rolling right along. Load the belt in the basement, out through an opening in the foundation and into Avery's little Ford dump truck, about 1/2 of a yard capacity. It was a spring loaded dump so you loaded it toward the rear so when you released the latches, it would dump like the big boys. Avery would then get in the back and jump up and down until it latched again and off he would go. Took us two days to dig it all out but it was worth the extra space. Stay tuned for the time Avery and I dumped all 1/2 yard in the middle of GWWay in front of the Fire Station. -Bill Berlin ('56) ~ in snowy and icy Seattle and trying to get up to Anacortes in all of this mess. Will be moved up there by 1/20/04. Moved but not settled. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Gloria Falls Evans ('58) A big thank you to my classmates and friends for all the prayers for my nephew, Jon. I just got [this] update Dear Sweet Aunt Gloria, I just got back. The doctors think it's a miracle, I know it's GOD's work. Jon's brain stopped bleeding, he woke up and he is going to be fine. He has some memory loss and forgets thing from minute to minute. He is up walking around and can do everything by himself. The power of prayer is terrific. Thank all of you and your friends for their prayers. They didn't expect him to live when they called. It's unbelievable, but I've just seen it. Thank you so much again. I love you. Cyndi [as you read above] the doctor said it was a miracle of prayers that he is doing ok. He woke up like nothing had happened... the brain bleeding stopped. Thank you again for the prayers and support I received. -Gloria Falls Evans ('58) ~ Spokane, WA - we have a ton of snow and it is really cold. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: John Northover ('59) All this talk about Paddles and Spats ... makes my stern sizzle ... while in Chief Jo I was 'impressed' with Sauer, Rees and the V.P. for a total of 12 whacks over the years I was their. I never did anything to get in trouble in Sauer's or Rees's classes ... I was sent down to them by various teachers. The Music Teacher - I had put her baton down in the piano and when she sat down to pound out a rousing rendition of 'Row Row your Goat' ... well you can imagine the sounds ... My seventh grade home room teacher sent me to the V.P. ... cannot remember what it was for ... It could have been for the way I was standing in the 7th Grade home room picture. I was standing in the front row and had made both hands into fists ... unfortunately my middle fingers were extended ... [the ole Vice President Salute!!!] I never had the pleasure of Mr. Bernard's efforts and am very happy about that. Do not remember why I received the other 6. I still have a hard time remembering when I forgot that bit of my past. The only thing that I was really concerned about when I was sent for punishment was that I would not cry ... bad form to have tears running down your cheeks ... On another note ... these guys were pussy cats when compared to my dad ... !!! In fact Pat Hartnett ('59) and I have discussed the issue of how many of us were 'trained' in the '50s; if we had been born years later and had received similar 'training' ... our parents would/may have been tossed in jail for child abuse. I did get the opportunity to kick Mr. Russell in the butt - I think he taught history. He was talking about the possessive form of proverbs or how nouns have/show possession with an apostrophe followed by an 's' .. I said that the word "Boys" and "Girls" on the gym doors did not have apostrophes... He made a bet that if they did not I would get to kick his butt in front of the class ... If they did ... he got to kick mine in front of the class. Cannot remember why we were talking about English stuff in History ... And do not even know to this day which form is correct [Boys' and Girls' is correct, John. -Maren] ... my brain is not orientated for the many nuances of the verbal/writing formalities required by the English language. At least I did learn that spanking does not work ... I never did hit my kids... although my son contends that I smacked him one time when he was 8 or 9... but, he cannot remember what it was for. I am sure he deserved it!!! Anyhow ... for me, I guess the final score was 12 - 1!!! and I won!! Later juan the unscathed '59 -John Northover ('59) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Janice Woods Ehrke ('60WB) To: Millie Finch Gregg ('54) I lived on Cullum also, but don't know the address. Our house was directly across from Lewis and Clark Quonset huts. The neighbors on our right were the Millers, Chic and Lou and their children LaVonne and Henry. A couple of houses down from them were the Kecks... believe they had a daughter Caroline Keck. Behind us were Gruvers, big family but can't remember anyone but Arlene. Were you close to us at 200 Cullum? -Janice Woods Ehrke ('60WB) ~ Woodland, CA ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Larry Mattingly ('60) Re: Birthdays To: Barbra Williamson, aka Jeanie Walsh ('63) Thanks for the birthday greeting. I quit recognizing my birthday about 10 years ago in a mental effort to refuse to grow older. In spirit it has worked pretty good, physically there are days when it doesn't do very well. I can still walk a beam a couple of hundred feet up (with safety tether, of course) doing special effects with no problem. But jumping on and off tugs and barges is starting to get a little ticky. As to the Reagan Library. I have several pictures of that building sitting on the hill pinned above my computer screen. About once a month I get lost in thoughts of what I could do there. Someday maybe...... "Happiness is the sky in bloom" -Larry Mattingly ('60) ~ From my office near Olympia where there is a foot of snow getting ready to turn to mush. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Richard Anderson ('60) Re: Hoops Report (a bit late) Well, the snow has screwed up things in a very big way! I was going to go off and catch the Wa-Hi games at Kennewick on Saturday while our guys were off playing at Moses Lake and at Pasco on Tuesday (the make-up game from Pasco's being in the fuh-bah championship game); but the weather decided otherwise. So, I ended up listening to the Bombers v. Moses Lake game on the radio. Here is the line score (taken from the radio broadcast): ====================================================== 1 2 3 4 Bombers 16 28 43 63 Moses Lake 17 33 40 61 Miller, York 29, Bussman 14, Brooks, Frank 18, Stevens, Ben Cartmell, Roberts, Bixler 2 ====================================================== Coach Streufert can't be too happy about his scoring; until Bix put in his two points at 0:04 of the fourth quarter only three Bombers had scored at all. And the distribution wasn't very consistent: at the end of the first half it was York 13, Frank 13, and Bussman 2; second half scoring was York 16, Frank 5 (Joey fouled out before he had much of a chance to score more), and Bussman 12 ..... and Bix's game winner with four seconds left. But, the boys won a game they were supposed to win, and it's on to the rest of the schedule (bye on Friday; Wenatchee on Saturday). The league is sorting itself out pretty much according to form: the top four (Davis, Pasco, Richland, and Wa-Hi) at the top, and the remaining seven fighting for the final two district playoff spots. -Richard Anderson ('60) ~ OK, snow, it's been nice -- you can go away now! ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Walt Morgan ('60) Re: Collision! To: Jim Johnson When you got knocked out and had amnesia I must have fainted because I can't stand to see anyone in pain. Unlike your temporary amnesia I have permanent memory loss about that incident. Bummer, I would like to have recalled your condition, laying there on the field, in vivid detail and embellished on it. Sorry nothing comes to mind. I have been racking my brain since you mentioned it at our 30th class reunion. I do remember getting hit and flipped up in the air while playing tackle football after school at Bomber Bowl, with no shoulder pads on. I landed on my head and was out of it for about two weeks; this could account for the lack of memory about you and I colliding. I do remember how you and I competed in Basketball at Chief Jo and we never lost a game our 9th grade year. Great memories of growing up in Richland, from Sacajawea through Richland High. Those were great times weren't they? So much for now. -Walt Morgan ('60) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Roger Gress ('61) Re: Hacks at Chief Jo. When I was in the 7th grade I had Mr. Worley for home room and I can't remember what I did to get hacks, but he knew I had wood shop and needed a new hack board so he had me make him a new and better one. So I didn't get my hacks until I had the board done. The day that I gave it to him I had put my sliding pads in my pants that I used for baseball and he took one hack and said I don't know what you have in your pants but go and remove it and then I'm going to triple what I was going to give you. That was a real good lesson for me. I saw some tough guys cry after getting hacks from Mr. Barnard. Does anyone remember the time that Mr. Piippo had laryngitis for like what seemed to be forever? He was the teacher from hell. If he caught you doing something you weren't supposed to be doing he couldn't say anything and if couldn't get your attention he would just come up behind you and hit you on the head. -Roger Gress ('61) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jean Armstrong Reynolds ('64) Re: Phoenix Bomber Luncheon - January 24th (Saturday) It's time to set a date and try to get together before I head off to Arkansas, which is the 27th of this month. I am sorry I am behind, but it was a busy year. We stayed in Montana for hubby to fight fires late last year, didn't get back home until the end of October. The good part was, that I got to stay in Richland for almost 4 months. Well, I think it was a good thing, but don't ask my daughter Kelly Franklin Nicholson, '66. She may tell you a different story. We also made a trip to Florida the middle of December so my husband could get certified for Scuba Diving. I am going to snorkel above him. I am not sure about diving way down there with all those sharks. Since we have been home it has been go-go-go. No rest for the wicked, I always say. I see on the calendar that Saturday the 24th is the only available date that I have. This weekend is my father-in- laws 80th birthday. And being the planner that I am, I am giving the party at my house. They are coming from coast to coast and most of them are staying at our house. Then the following weekend we are planning to trip to the Catalina Islands to do some scuba/snorkeling. So that leaves the 24th cause we are heading back to work in Arkansas the 27th. Anyone interested in the "Phoenix Bomber Luncheon" Send me an email and as soon as I get it all together, I will let everyone know what time and where. I won't be getting back to anyone until the middle of next week, after all the relatives leave. But, I will get back to everyone. I have to say that at this time of year, I am glad that I live in the Valley of the Sun. Reading about all the snow and below 0 weather has me convinced that this is definitely where I want to be in the winter. My daughter, Kelly Franklin Nicholson ('84) called almost every day to tell me that it was -14 or that it was snowing AGAIN. It was 10 inches the last time I talked to her. We looked at some land in Finley while I was there last summer. It was 2 and a half acre lots on an airpark. You build your house with your hangar attached and just taxi out with your plane and take off on the grass runway that separates the lots. The view in the front was of the river, the view in the back was of the orchards. I fell in love with it. Until I remembered that it gets really cold there and SNOWS!!! So, until we can afford a "summer" home up there, we will stay here where the low is going to be 40 to 45 and the highs of 75 to 80 for a whole week. Even though I am busy as a beaver, at Christmas time, you were all in my thoughts even more than usual. Stay warm and safe. -Jean Armstrong Reynolds ('64) ~ Goodyear, AZ - where our winter would be called summer anywhere else ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Patricia de la Bretonne ('65) Well you were just lucky, Linda Reining ('64). Mr. Barnard gave spats to boys and girls who forgot their math tests back and signed by the given date. He had a real good time. -Patricia de la Bretonne '65 in Seattle ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Cheryl Moran Fleming ('66) I can attest to the fact that Chief Jo girls got spats. Mine was for jumping up and trying to reach a beam in the hallway. Re: Gas Light [Hubby]. Jim ('65) and I can't agree on the Gas Light pizza. He says the Gas Light was not built, nor served pizza until the '60s. I think I remember back in the '50s that place being open and making pizza. Kids could not go in as it was a bar, but I thought they were around over 50 years ago. Please, historians, set it straight. -Cheryl Moran Fleming ('66) ~ Lots of snow here in Spokane! Roads slick and snowblowers working overtime. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Bill Wingfield ('67) Re: Hacks, How about The day A Certain Teacher shot A Student At Chief Jo. I remember an event that a teacher wouldn't even think about doing today. It was our last day of our class in Chief Joe for the school year so there wasn't much to do. I believe it was the final day of our 9th grade class at Chief Joe, so that would of been June 1964. We went into an unnamed teacher's Mechanical Drawing class. We were sitting at our drawing tables when in walked the teacher with a starter pistol. However, all of the students thought it was a real gun. The teacher pointed the pistol at the student and yelled something like: "I have taken all of the BS from you that I am going to take." As the teacher approached, the student started backing up. The teacher pulled the trigger until he had unloaded the pistol, all the time pointing it at the student's chest. The student thought he had been shot for sure. The look on his face was unbelievable, as he fell backwards landing against the counter in the back of the room, at the same time holding his hands over his chest. Afterwards we first thought the student had been in on a joke with the teacher, then after it was over we realized the student really thought he had been shot. We sure thought it was funny at the time. Does anyone else remember this or did I just dream it? I left out the names of the teacher and student to protect the innocent. I also have a story regarding a hack from Mr. Bernard, I believe that was in my 11th grade, so that would of been in 1966 in Bomberland. I think Steve Washer ('67) and 2 others were also caught up that I still hurt from that hack, but that's another story. I just looked up in my '64 Warrior Year book to see if I had the teachers' names right and realized that Mr. Bernard had signed my yearbook, so that made the hurt go away. To: Patti Mathis Wheeler ('60) Trust me, none of us sitting at that science table throwing spit wads was doing it just so we could join the Spat Club. I knew if I got in that club that my dad was going to give me a worse one when I got home. Good try anyway. To: Johnny Wingfield ('66) Cuz, I didn't realize Mr. Sauer was your neighbor. To: Terry Canoe ('67) do you remember any of this? -Bill Wingfield (Blue Ribbon Class of '67) ~ Augusta, GA where it is suppose to get down to a blistery 18*F tonight. Burrrrr. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Gary Christian ('67) Re: Karen Schildknecht Mateo ('67) Over the last few years, (thanks to the Alumni Sandstorm) I have renewed my friendship with Karen. She and her husband Pete have traveled with my wife Deborah and I to the Oregon Coast, Portland Saturday market and even to the Spudnut shop. We always enjoy our time with Pete and Karen. But as of late those excursions have tapered off as Karen battled her illnesses and surgeries. My wife and I have been astounded at the courage that Karen has shown over the last couple of years and even more astounded at her continued optimistic outlook on life. With this is mind I make the following prediction. It will be just a matter of time until Karen gets completely fed up with being house bound by the snow. I predict that Karen will eventually attach a V8 engine and snow chains to her wheel chair and off to the mall she will go. I haven't seen anything stop her yet. Go get um Karen! Your friend, -Gary Christian ('67) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Tedd Cadd ('66) Re: Winter of '69... The winter of '68-'69 is certainly frozen in my memory. Pam Hunt ('66) and I got married in one of the worst snow storms the state has seen (Feb 1, '69 - nearly 35 years and loving it!). That '68-'69 Christmas break at WSU in Pullman, I stayed behind to work on the then-under construction CUB. When I got up that first morning, the first thing I noticed was the frost on the INSIDE of the door to my apartment. When I checked the little thermometer outside, it was not only below the last temperature mark (-20), the little bulb at the bottom was about half full. I turned the radio on and learned it was -52 F. I put on everything I had including my ski boots and walked to work. Unfortunately, the primary work that week was for the plumbers working over all the broken pipes. But the thing I remember primarily was the beauty. It was a clear day and the moisture in the air was frozen yet still apparently light enough to remain suspended. The result was the air literally sparkled as the sun was reflected off the crystals in the air. Pure white snow, bright blue sky and sparkling air. It was really wonderful. More locally and recently, when I drove in for work this morning, I saw the ice on the Yakima just below the West Richland bridge and just above it as well. There is open water around the bridge but a lot of ice filling up the open spaces as well. It may not freeze totally there since I noticed we were seeing 15+ degrees this morning, but it isn't far from it. -Tedd Cadd ('66) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Betti Avant ('69) Re: pants to school Note to Anna Durbin ('69) Yes I remember they let "us girls" wear pants under our dresses that cold winter, but do you recall there were stipulations? You had to live far away enough from school where you walked from home, but not far enough to ride the bus. You also had to remove said pants after arriving at school, you couldn't wear them all day in school. That was a hassle as you still had to walk between the buildings outdoors to get to your next class. I think it only lasted a week. It was that next year that the dress code was totally revised. -Betti Avant, a fellow 69er here in Goodland, KS - where we have had below zero wind-chill all week, today is supposed to be sunbathing weather at mid 40's (maybe) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Gordie McMaster ('69) Re: 35th Reunion Planning meeting Greetings all, from lot-za-snow-on-the-ground Richland I got about 15 responses about having a 35th reunion. So, lets get together and discuss whether or not we want to do a 35th reunion. THURSDAY, January 15th - 7:00 pm 35 Apollo Ave, North Richland, Off Snyder (Richland Mobile Home Park's "Apollo Hall") -Gordie McMaster ('69) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Gary Ackerman ('71) Re: Subscribe.Sandstorm To: Whom It May Concern My name is Gary Ackerman class of 1971. I would like to be notified of any up coming reunions of my class. Any info you could provide would be appreciated. thank you gary a -Gary Ackerman ('71) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Stu Osborn ('71) To: Julia Alexander ('65) Re: Linux Red Hat Julia, Please understand that I'm not actually defending Windows... rather challenging your statement about Linux. You say Linux is "free of bugs, worms and viruses"? No ma'am, ALL software has code bugs in it because code is written by PEOPLE and people make coding mistakes. If Linux was as widely used as Windows and its software development company had as much market share as Microsoft, then the bugs in Linux would be found just as quickly and receive just as much bad press as Microsoft's do. Also... worms are a type of virus which usually manifest themselves as email attachments which when executed by an unwary user, "worm" their way into address books and email themselves out to people's contacts when they detect an internet connection. Once again, worms are more prevalent in Microsoft software because the unscrupulous people who write viruses, specifically write them to attack Microsoft software knowing that by using this strategy, their virus has a better chance of propagating itself because they know more computers are running Microsoft software than any other kind. Not to defend the fact that there are indeed code defects that allow this, namely a defect called a "buffer overrun" but like I said, no software company in the world reacts more quickly to issues than Microsoft because we know we must strive to preserve the trust of the customers when code defects are exploited. Before one of the last widespread virus attacks, Microsoft issued a warning about the exact issue weeks in advance. Sometime later, the attack occurred because many customers hadn't applied the patch which was readily available. It was like the virus writer took the fix, analyzed it and wrote a worm to exploit the issue knowing that people wouldn't have time to patch every machine in the world before their devilry had a chance to worm its way onto people's machines... So a word of warning, Bombers, keep your computers patched from and get yourself a virus program installed and resident in memory because you're not safe running your software without all Windows "Critical" updates applied. Yes, even Linux needs updates. And Julia, "Big Brother" Microsoft isn't watching you... If someone tells you this, it is a hoax. Client connections absolutely do not "go to some central computer where someone is watching". There are harsh privacy laws that ban this and as someone on this forum said, Microsoft is wary about breaking any laws these days. -Stu Osborn ('71) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Anita Fravala Griffin ('73) Re: Hacks I'm glad to see I'm not the only "girl" to remember the boys getting hacks. Mr. Hall (5th grade) at Jason Lee used to take the boys out into the hall right outside the classroom and we could hear it all. I guess the girls were angels since I don't remember what our punishment was!!! -Anita Fravala Griffin ('73) ~ Seattle ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Brad Upton ('74) To: Karen Schildknecht ('67) Karen, I knew about the amputations and I'm sorry you can't make a snow angel anymore... but you are the only one of us that can make a snow butterfly!! Relax everyone, I've known Karen since the day I was born, she thought that was funny! -Brad Upton ('74) ~ Phillsburg, St. Maarten - today ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Mike Davis ('74) Been off line for awhile and have been catching up on the Sandstorms As for Chief Jo hacks- Shop Teacher, Harold Richards - the man could cripple children. You know how hunters often have the heads of their kills mounted on the walls? Well, I always thought Mr. Richards should have mounted all the butts he maimed at Chief Jo. Nice man, quality teacher, just don't mess up! To: Brad Wear ('71) Cougars looked very good against Texas. I stand corrected and I'm not worthy!!! To: Brad Upton and his Caribbean Cruise while we sit here snowed in: "BITE ME!" Happy New Year to all. -Mike Davis ('74) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/09/04 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 14 Bombers and 1 Bomber funeral notice today: Wally Erickson ('53), James Johnson ('60) Pat Vach ('60), Roger Gress ('61) Shirley Sherwood ('62), Earl Bennett ('63) Bill Scott ('64), Carol Converse ('64) Gary Behymer ('64), Shirley Collings ('66), Karen Schildknecht ('67), Barb Fichter ('72) Kellie Walsh ('77), Lisa Lysher ('79) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Joan Eckert Sullens ('51) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Linda Reining ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Pearl "Pat" Drotts Adler ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mike Funderburg ('66) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Wally Erickson ('53) Re: Digging out half basements in Richland Re: Jim Laurence ('51) I recognized Jim from Col-Hi when I first met him working for GE in the 300 area. We worked out of the same office hut. He asked me if I would help him pick up his dump truck (old, well used) and conveyor belt and take it to a new job site. That's when I found out he dug out half basements in Richland for extra cash $$$$$$$$. I was with him just that one time; but, Jim gave me the impression he would or could do just about anything to make an extra buck. He was a real entrepreneur. Another thing I remember about him.... he always had a cigar in his mouth (smoking or chewing) We lived in an "A" house on Putnam St. with a half basement. I remember getting my neighbor friends and my "Red Ryder" BB gun; we would set up targets in the dirt fill part of the basement and we would see who was the best shooter. Again, fun times and great memories. Also, thoughts about the coal furnace and coal bin. It was my job to take the ashes out every week for pick up. I remember our Mother using the ringer washing machine and rinsing in the double tubs. And of course hanging the clothes on the line outside (inside during the winter months near the furnace area). Sometimes I would help Mom hang the clothes...... got pretty good at it..... grin. I can still visualize the old basement as I'm writing this. -Wally Erickson ('53) ~ Idaho - where we're getting more snow. The evergreen trees are loaded with snow with about 18" on ground. It's great to be retired and not worry about having to go anywhere. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: James Johnson ('60) Re: "Whacks" I must have straightened out by junior high because the only "whack" I received was in grade school! Did anyone else suffer that indignation? It was the year the Sacajawea students who were to attend the new Jason Lee ES had to temporarily go to Lewis and Clark (help me out Myra Tadlock ('60), Linda Seaton ('60) and Judy Parker ('60)...year? and teacher?) for several months. There was a nice, wet snowfall, perfect for snowballing. Our teacher said snowballing was OK as long as it was within the fence of the National Little League field. Somehow the snow just rose up into my hands and since it was there I had to get rid of it! "Grab your ankles, James" came next and my rebellious days were over. -James Johnson ('60) ~ Marietta, GA - where the magnolias were budding out a couple of weeks ago but now we're looking at snow tonight and temps in the teens ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Pat Vach ('60) Re: Gas Light Tavern I cannot shed light on exactly when the Gas Light opened, but I believe it was 1960/61. I will offer that The Gas Light was all, and perhaps even more then, the Bull and Finch Pub featured in the TV sitcom "Cheers." Watching Cheers is always fun for me because I can pick out the Gas Light regulars, from Sam behind the bar to the postal guy, except at the Gas Light Jack was Sam and the postal guy doubled as the piano player. Look close and you can see "Norm" sitting at his favorite spot at the bar, just in from the graveyard shift at the 200E. In 1963, after a stint in the Navy and a summer with G.E at White Bluffs, my professional life took a turn for the better when I landed as a bar tender at the Gas Light. Jack Davis ('56) family friend, and neighbor from the prefab days on Winslow Street introduced me to the founders, was my character reference, and got me the job. He then became my trainer (like what did I know about tending bar?), and his first task was to introduce me to the regulars. Among the regulars were several who were not yet, how do we say it, of legal age. Little did Jack know that one of those in the latter group, Kitty Sharples, would become my wife and life long best friend. I can remember some tense moments with Kitty sitting at the bar in conversation with the WSLCB inspector. The Gas Light founders, Dick Watson and Jerry Hudson were two of the best, but I suspect that about the only thing they had in common was their perfectionist's love for excellence in food and drink. The story goes that they traveled the country sampling pizza in a quest to find the champion of all pizzas. And then when they knew what they wanted, out they went again in search of the best and highest quality ingredients. Not content to buy from a distributor, they personally inspected and chose each supplier based on the quality of the product. The same eye for detail went into furnishing the Gas Light. The piece de resistance being the back-bar, which Dick and Jerry found in Montana, hauled back to Richland, restored, and make the centerpiece of the best 1890's styled Pizza pub in the Northwest. And, the Pub that poured more Michelob then any other tavern on the West coast. -------- Kitty and I have lost track of Jack Davis. We will appreciate help in renewing our contact with Jack. -Pat Vach ('60) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Roger Gress ('61) Re: Gas Light I think that the Gas Light was originally Tom & Jerry's and was located on the south east side of the uptown and when they moved that place used to be a bowling alley. My wife used to make the pizzas for the Gas Light and if they had a big demand for them I would help her. They had the best pizza and I remember the one that had cut up dill pickles on it, yum yum. -Roger Gress ('61) ~ Boy will this snow ever melt? ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Shirley Sherwood Milani ('62) Re: Hacks I came about an eighth of an inch of getting a hack at Chief Jo. I lipped off to the choir teacher (can't remember his name) and he came flying across the room at me. He grabbed me by the arm and dragged me to Mrs. Anderson's office (my recollection of the very nice looking girls' counselor). He told her he wanted me to receive a hack where I wouldn't be able to sit for a week. She took me inside her office and after waiting a few minutes, gave me a very stern lecture - but no hacks. I think the fact that he got right in her face and yelled at her (I knew he wanted to kill me instead) was the reason she didn't do the deed. But I have to tell you, his explosion scared the bejeezes out of me. He kicked me out of his class and I ended up spending that period at the swimming pool since that was the period before lunch and I had P.E. right after lunch. Not bad spending close to three hours at the pool every day. Course we all know now that getting too much sun when we're young is when damage to our skin occurs. I can't say that episode cured by smart mouth, however. -Shirley Sherwood Milani ('62) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Earl Bennett ('63) Happy Birthday to Linda Reining ('64)! Hate to burst your bubble, but girls did get spats - I think someone female wrote in a couple of days ago remembering her fairly frequent spats. The only one I ever received was from the impressively muscled Mr. Barnard, 7th grade math, and the girl with whom I was talking when we shouldn't have (name withheld because I don't remember all of it) was being punished equally. It was originally a choice, a spat or writing a self-incriminating "I will not ..." 100 (?) times. We both took the writing. Neither of us had it finished in time for class the next day. New choice: A spat, or write it 200 (?) times, and a warning that there would be no choice the next day, it would be a spat for sure if we weren't finished, and we would have to turn in the words, too, and expect a spat every day we didn't have it finished, with a steady increase in the number of lines to write. Neither of us had it ready again the next day, but she wore about 3 inches of petticoats under a heavy wool skirt, whereas I was wearing my usual polished cotton. She took the spat and grinned at me all the way back to her seat. I squirmed in my seat for about five minutes from the sting after I got mine - there must have been a hundred holes drilled in that paddle. Great math teacher, though. Regards, ecb3 - from chilly Reva, VA, where I woke up to 15 degrees and single-digit wind chill yesterday morning, with the forecast highs for the next 4-5 days not above 36, and a chance of light snow Thursday night/Friday morning. -Earl Bennett ('63) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Bill Scott ('64) Re: Reminiscence Bomber alums seem to be in the mood to reminisce lately, so I'll join in. When my Hanford-worker father brought my mother to the Tri-Cities from Spokane after they were married in (I think) 1945, she got off the train in Pasco, took a quick look around, and told him, "I'll stay one year. Find another job." Like so many of the early Richlanders, she's still there, 59 years later. Our first house was a "B" duplex (is that correct?) across the street from where the original Sacajawea School stood. But my parents soon got lucky and moved to a treasured "E" house at 1407 Jadwin. I say lucky, because this house had something most Richland houses didn't - trees! It was next door to an old farm house, and on the site of an old barn that had stood there. Three giant black locust trees stood on the south side of the house, where the entrance to the old barn had been. It was like heaven to have those shade trees in the hot, dusty town. The trees are gone now, alas, the victims of disease. Sure miss them when I come to town. -Bill Scott ('64) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Carol Converse Maurer ('64) To: Patti de la Bretonne ('65) Re: Spats Yes, Patti, they did give spats to the girls. I remember when I was in, I believe, 3rd grade that I was caught talking in the bathroom and got a spat from that. -Carol Converse Maurer ('64) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Gary Behymer ('64) "Bomber Mania" History of Richland High School basketball now listed on eBay. There are 50 copies being sold. A $7.77 bid will no doubt be a winner. These copies are 'new' and were purchased from the authors 7 years ago. Good luck. Bomber Mania -Gary Behymer ('64) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) To: Barb Fichter Jenson ('72) 1/5/04 entry Re: Original Occupants of housing.... "My mother had a friend (who has since passed on) who was born in the house on the northeast corner of Van Giesen and Perkins in 1911. (Actually, the house is now on the National Historic Register.) The house was ordered from Sears in 1910, for $500. Erma's father had a cherry orchard where Jason Lee School now is." Didn't Muscles live in this house years later? I'm pretty sure that both Kathy Taylor Jensen ('66) and Rose Wildenborg Peters ('66RIP), both lived there, too. In fact, I'm pretty sure that is the house Rose was living in with her family when she passed away in a car accident. Remember breaking off the icicles from our houses in the winter time? They were inches fat and probably 3' tall. We would see who could find the longest one and play sword fights, or chew on the icicles, or run along breaking off all the ones we could reach. For some reason, which I can't remember, our parents told us to leave the icicles alone. Anyone know why? Perhaps they were too dirty to put into our mouths, or someone could be hurt, or the house windows could be broken or... -Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) ~ Richland - where schools have been closed all week because of the driving conditions.. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Karen Schildknecht Mateo ('67) To: Gary Christian ('67) Thanks so much for the kind words, but it's been friends like you who've made this last couple of years bearable. I can't tell you how much your concern, caring and support have meant to me. It's wonderful knowing you've always been there. Thank God for good friends like you and Deb. P.S. Pete's already looking for knobby tires for the wheelchair. To: Brad Upton ('74) I never thought of snow butterflies! Thanks for the suggestion, although, now with the height loss, I could easily disappear into a snowdrift, and not be found until Spring. I'm telling you, the snow's about 3 and 1/2 feet deep in my back yard! Ah, what do you care, out enjoying yourself on that beautiful ship in the Carribean. Hope you're having as much fun as our mothers are! (Does anyone know if they made it to Hawaii, or are they still at SeaTac?) Good to hear from you. -Karen Schildknecht Mateo ('67) ~ from bright, white Pasco, WA ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Barb Fichter Jenson (72) Re: Back to "original occupants"..... I am going to try to reconstruct the ranch house 1100-1200 block of Wright and Richmond (to the southwest of Spalding); my apologies to anybody I may miss (or get the wrong names!). Starting at the south end of the block on Wright: Staleys, kids were Kathy ('65), Ken ('68), Dick ('69), and Susan ('71); Fletchers, kids were Marcia, _____, Cheryl (moved to Kennewick); Cleppes, kids were ???, Joan ('69); Patrick ('??), ???, ???; next house was originally Segrests, kids Fred ('57) and Shirley ('52) (later this house was and still is Jim ('52) and Carol Latta ('52) Miller's kids Jim ('77), Steve ('78), and Barry ('??); Fichters, kids Barb ('72) and Roger ('75); next house Hicks, their children were older than I, but they had their grandkids there a lot, now the house is occupied by Nowakowskis (who moved into [1205 Wright] when I was in kindergarten or thereabouts), kids, Dianne ('61RIP), Jeanne ('64), Renee ('66), Marya ('70); next house was Morrisons, again their children were grown; Ridgeways, kids Janet ('70), Barbara ('71), Linda, Gwendolyn, & Carolyn; Collins, kids Danny and ???; Fishers, kids Judy and ???; Craddocks, and I dont remember any of their kids names - sorry [Maybe Susan ('47RIP)?, maybe Glenda ('54RIP)?, maybe Bill ('61)? -Ed] around the corner on Richmond directly across the street from Spalding Ludwigs, next to them was their daughter (whose name I cant remember); Jaechs (sp?) with Jon (?), Jeremy, Justin and one or two more boys that I cant remember their names; Lindbergs, Jon ('66), Steve ('69), and Suzanne ('71); Bonds, ??? [maybe Lee ('60)?? -Ed], Tammy ('63) & Mark ('70); Scanlans, Leslie ('71) and Alison ('73); Hinkles, Steve ('70), Susan ('73), and Tom; Evans, Debi ('71RIP) and Paul; the last house on that side of the block was (is?) the parsonage for the Baptist Church and had many occupants; and then around the corner on Raleigh next to Staleys was where Bundrants lived. We kids had the most marvelous times... in the summer we would play kick the can have "Boys against the Girls" water fights, and play hide and go seek; in the winter we would have snowball fights (one time Steve Lindberg clobbered me over the head with the bottom of a snowman... I had a headache for a couple of days. Ahhh, those were the days. -Barb Fichter Jenson (72) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Kellie Walsh Patterson ('77) Re: snow memories-- Us kids on Hunt Point would have killed for this -- -Kellie Walsh Patterson ('77) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Lisa Lysher Fuller ('79) Re: Original Richland Occupants I was reading the Sandstorm trying to catch up on all the great stories and noticed a few about original occupants in Richland. I just had to send this in. My grandparents (the Sharps) originally moved into their ranch house on Humphreys in 1943 from Nebraska, I remember grandma telling me how they paid $50 a month for rent to the government and soon after were able to buy it from the government. My grandfather was a bus driver for Hanford till retirement. My mom, Barbara Sharp ('62) and my uncles, Keith Sharp ('58), Roger Sharp ('59), & George Sharp Jr. ('63) all grew up there and graduated from Col Hi. To this day, my grandma is still in her house and turns 85 next week. My mom has come home for Christmas this year and is staying for a month to visit family and friends, and it's been a blast listening to all the stories and memories of Richland and growing up there. And last week my other grandma (Lysher) turned 90 and is still in the same ranch house on Chestnut where my dad, Wayne Lysher ('57) & my uncle Gary ('60RIP) grew up. They moved into that house in the early '40s and have been there since. I remember spending a lot of time on Chestnut in the early '70s and living down the street from the Salzano's, White's, Seidel's, LaRock's, Rose's, & Phillip's houses. Lots of fun memories there. My dad bought his home on Cottonwood in 1963 and has been there since, lots of memories growing up on that street with the Parchens and Gallions (hope I got the spelling right) just up from us. My daughter is really enjoying the stories and memories we have growing up here and going thru old pictures. I've created special photo albums for her to carry on in the family and always have those special stories to remember her grandparents and parents by. Hope the New Year is very good to everyone. And also, want to send a Happy Birthday to my brother, Bob Lysher ('81), despite weekend reserve training, hope you have a good one and hope the Yakima doesn't flood you out. Have a good one, Bro'. -Lisa Lysher Fuller ('79) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* ******************************************************* Funeral Notice scanned from the TCHerald by Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) >>"Chuck" / "Dwayne" Hendricks ('54WB) ~ 9/10/35 - 10/3/03 *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/10/04 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 10 Bombers sent stuff: Ken Heminger ('56wb), Jim Meigs ('58) Burt Pierard ('59), Carol Carson ('60) Walt Morgan ('60), Gloria Davis ('61) Roger Gress ('61), Greg Alley ('73) Mike Davis ('74), Terry Hutson ('74) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* BOMBER LUNCHES 'n stuff (in order of appearance) TODAY Portland/Vancouver Lunch (2nd Saturday) 01/11 Puget Sound Area (Fife) Lunch (2nd Sunday) 01/16 Girls of '54 Lunch (3rd Friday) BOMBER CALENDAR: Richland Bombers Calendar Click the event you want to know more about. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ken Heminger ('56WB) Re: whacks Been reading the various stories about the whacks received at Chief Jo.. I remember the paddle in the wood shop but, don't recall that many kids getting whacked for bending the golden rules. I know I didn't... at least not then. I did however get a few from Mr. Harding while at John Ball. He always used a ping pong paddle. He would take me and my running mate (we were usually together when we got into trouble) to the Gym. His standard line was "Assume the position" which was bend over and grab the ankles. And with one swat he would send you 3-4 steps down the gym floor. He was still my favorite teacher.. I had him again at Chief Jo, in math. I'm surprised that none have mentioned his name. I've always wondered what ever became of him... -Ken Heminger ('56WB) ~ Great Falls, MT - where the current temp is 45 ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jim Meigs ('58) Re: Gas Light It was the summer of 1961 the Gas Light opened, and the following suspects were the first in the door about 6 or so in the morning as we wanted to be the first customers. Brian Fitzpatrick ('58), Ed Campbell ('58RIP), myself and I believe, (foggy now), that Burt Pierard ('59), Dave Gostnell ('58) and possibly Gene Smith were also there. It was a great place and unique for the times in the Tri Cities. Tom Norton ('58) became one of the pizza cooks there early on and made the best pie ever. One of the better watering holes prior to the Gaslight was just across the street, "The Lucky Five". I don't have a clue who owned that one and I don't remember the year it burned down. Re: basements I also dug basements on and off with Jim Laurence for several years in between school and various jobs. Bill Bresina ('58) was the regular with Jim's crew (usually only 2 or 3 people due to cramped space and 3 could keep the belt full for the most part). Bill Bresina was Jim's brother-in- law at that time of the early '60s. I also remember Jim Bruggeman ('58) in on several digs as was Paul Ratsch ('58). -Jim Meigs ('58) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Burt Pierard ('59) Re: The Gaslight Pizza Tavern The Gaslight opened on a Friday night in the summer of 1961 (August, I believe). I was cruising that night with Ed Campbell ('58RIP) and he suggested that we check out the Grand Opening. As I was not to turn 21 until December of that year, I was hesitant about my chances of getting in. Ed reassured me that he knew the bartender & he wouldn't check me (before the term "carding" was coined). Against my better judgment, we barged right in. There was a fairly large crowd but we spotted some other '58ers (Jim Meigs was the only one I recall now) in a booth along the south wall. Sitting next to the wall, I was not noticed as the pitchers kept coming. There was no music that first weekend. John LaShappell (Sp?), banjo, & the piano player (Monk?) were scheduled to start the second weekend. Meigs asked if I had any of my guitars in my car so we could get a "sing-along" going. The only one I had was a 5-string banjo I was attempting to self-learn. Being the shy, self-conscious guy that I am (and underage), I lied and said "no." I certainly didn't want to draw any attention to my presence. Ed piped up with "that's not true. His banjo is in the car." I said that I didn't know how to play it yet (just a few basic cords, no strumming technique whatever) and declined the invitation. At that time, Ed jumped up and went out to my car to fetch the instrument. Well, thanks to loud singing drunks, nobody could really tell if I was playing or not. We even had the whole bar doing a giant Conga Line to the tune "Bunny hop." The footnote to the story occurred on Monday evening when my Dad came home from work. He had heard from several co-workers and friends that I was the "featured entertainer" for the Gas Light opening. He wanted to know if I had actually been hired for the gig but I told him we were just goofing off, changed the subject & exited before it dawned on him that I wasn't legally in the place! Bomber Cheers, -Burt Pierard ('59) ~ Richland ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Carol Carson Renaud ('60) Re: Gas Light Pizza To: Roger Gress ('61) The Gas Light pizza you mentioned with dill pickle was a "Jerry's Special" - it had ground dill pickles and salami. It was my very favorite and I have never found a pizza place with those ingredients combined in one pizza. In fact, I don't think I have ever seen dill pickles on any pizza anywhere. I was sad when the Gas Light sold out - oh well... time marches on. -Carol Carson Renaud ('60) ~ In cloudy Shoreline, WA - where our snow is gone and it is 48 this morning ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Walt Morgan ('60) Re: Gas Light Tavern The Gas Light was originally Dick and Jerry's and was located in the VFW (I believe) or the Uptown. -Walt Morgan ('60) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [See a picture of Dick and Jerry's at: -Maren] ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Gloria Davis Tinder ('61) Okay, -- here goes -- all this talk about spats has me remembering the spat I received in 7th grade math from Mr. Barnard. My terrible crime was chewing gum. I was so embarrassed and horrified that I never told my parents or my sister (Shirley Davis Lawrence-Berrey '56) - right sis? So you see, girls did receive spats too -- perhaps not as frequently as the boys -- but I am living proof. I have been a teacher for many years at several levels (presently high school seniors), and I have always been against corporal punishment. I am glad that it is no longer legal. -Gloria Davis Tinder ('61) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Roger Gress ('61) To: Pat Vach ('60) The last time I saw Jack Davis ('56) he was working as an Instrument Tech at Energy Northwest/WPPSS in Richland. I will try and find out more from a friend of mine. -Roger Gress ('61) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Greg Alley ('73) To: Roger Gress ('61) Those pizzas with pickles were, I believe, the Jerry Special. It was my favorite. I remember the little side room off to the side of the Gaslight where you could go and eat pizza without being 21. Jackson's (as it is called now) is not a bad bar... just a different menu and still has the great wood background behind the bar. -Greg Alley ('73) ~ Living in Richland, Alaska where my company never says 2 hour delay or no work today. Wish I was still in high school where they had the last two days off. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Mike Davis ('74) Re: Karen Schildknecht ('67) I. too, have gotten to know Karen over the years through my friendship with her sister, Lynn ('74) and bro-in-law, Panch Ibatuan. Throughout her battles she has always had that happy face and upbeat approach to life. She is an inspiration to us all. Keep battling, Karen! -Mike Davis ('74) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Terry Hutson Gunter ('74) To: Pat Vach ('60) and Roger Gress ('61) Re: the Gas Light Your memory of the Gaslight is quite flattering but I would like to add a few things. For one, the founders of the Gaslight were Dick Watson and Jerry Hutson (not Hudson). Jerry Hutson is my dad. Previously, Dick and my dad were owners of a small grocery store at Uptown Richland, now known as Ray's. Following that, they owned a small bar and then went on to the Gaslight. The Gaslight was in a government building so Dad and Dick had to lease it from DOE. Dick was a great guy, loved those cigars. Even though Dick and my dad were business partners, they were not the closest friends away from work. And Dick's wife was not too fond of my mother. She was quite jealous of the relationship my dad had with Bernie Little ("Miss Budweiser") and some of the old timers who came around. To his employees, my dad was demanding but he would give his shirt off his back to anyone who needed it. He had many friends. Dick and my dad had different personalities and were different in many ways, which sometimes caused a lot of stress and tension in their business relationship. As for my dad spending most of his time looking for the perfect pizza, I find that quite humorous. Dad took us to many fine restaurants and we experienced many different cuisines but I do not recall my dad ever hunting for the perfect pizza recipe. Don't get me wrong, my dad loved good food and good times but if anything, my dad was always looking for the perfect silver dollar, which he collected. I remember traveling to many western towns outside of Las Vegas hunting for more silver dollars to add to his collection. You are correct in saying that my dad had perfection in his life, or that he was a perfectionist. You could eat off the floor of our garage at home. Every different nail, nut or bolt had it's own drawer. Everything was spotless, including my mom's car. Also, for some of you who knew Jerry, he also had a car dealership on the side. My mom had a new car every year. I remember going to auctions with my dad in Seattle. We'd fly in and drive the new car home. Dad did have great taste in food, but he made his pizzas to his taste and he knew what he wanted. He loved dill pickles, so he invented the "Jerry Special" (a pizza with dill pickles). Yes, he did have a "deli" man who delivered the finest meats, sauces and cheeses to the Gaslight (not to mention, those wonderful thick t-bone steaks being delivered to my mom at home) but it was up to the rest of the crew to make those fine pizzas. I know, I worked there myself, my senior year in high school. I use to make those pizzas. As for the drink, if you knew my dad, you would know he was a social/occasional beer drinker. It's funny, my dad owned a bar but did not drink a lot. He even had a beautiful cherry wood bar at home, filled with beautiful glassware, liquor bottles and bar accessories, which I now have in my home to this day. As for that famous bar that still resides at (now called) Jackson's, that bar was found in a warehouse in Portland, Oregon. Dick and dad driven down and brought it back to the Gaslight. Do you remember the old time photos of Dick and Jerry when you entered the Gaslight? I don't know what happened to Dick's but as the Gaslight was being bought over in the mid '90s, the owners wanted to get rid of the pictures. The original of my dad now hangs in my sister's home in Orlando, Florida and I have an exact copy/replica hanging in my home in Richland. I wish I would have picked up Dick's at the time. It would have been a nice match. It was nice to hear your version of the Gaslight. Thank you for sharing that with me. My dad was not perfect by any means, but to me he was just a wonderful man, who had so many friends and gave to so many people up until his death (lung cancer) in November of 1967. I still miss him very much and visit his grave often. He taught me to enjoy life, have a good sense of humor, to spoil my family and friends and most of all... to be a wonderful hostess. I even married a man who has the same traits as my dad... hardworking and a perfectionist. As for Dick Watson, I don't know what happen to him. We never saw him or heard from him after dad died, which I found very sad. If you're ever in the area, Dad is buried by the 4th Apostle at Sunset Memorial (Einan's) in Richland... go visit. He would love to see some "old timers". -Terry Hutson Gunter ('74) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/11/04 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 13 Bombers sent stuff: Dick Roberts ('49), Ken Ely ('49) Sharon Bee ('55), Gary Persons ('57) Rich Baker ('58), Jan Bollinger ('60) Walt Morgan ('60), Roy Ballard ('63) Susan Nussbaum ('63), Betti Avant ('69) Bruce Strand ('69), Brad Upton ('74) Rhonda Miller ('78) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim Russell ('58) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Richard "Dick" Roberts ('49) To: Burt Pierard ('59) Was Monk a crusty old guy named Jack Smith? John LaChapelle was best known as a jazz guitar player. Both truly great musicians and played together a long time. They used to play in the Evergreen Room at the rear of the downtown cafeteria. I caught up with Jack at our 50th reunion and shared a few laughs. Jack is best remembered during the breaks with a cigarette hanging loose and a drink in his hand. Rufus Pederson ('48) or Jerry Cawdry ('48) would shed more light on the history of these two. I can still do a few licks on some old timey tunes on my ukulele. Your party of singing drinkers brought back a few memories when me and the ukulele were the life of the party around Richland environs; or, at least I thought so. -Richard "Dick" Roberts ('49) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Ken Ely ('49) The site of the "Gaslight" was originally "The Richland Tavern", one of the few "beer joints" in the early days of Richland, the government town. -Ken Ely ('49) ~ Orangevale, CA ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Sharon Bee Burks ('55) To: Carol Carson Renaud ('60) Just thought I would update you regarding Pizza with dill pickles. Brickhouse Pizza in West Richland makes a pizza with the same ingredients called "Pickleface." It is delicious. I have from time to time requested dill pickle on pizza at Roundtable in Richland as well. Next time you are in town, give it a try. -Sharon Bee Burks ('55) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jan Bollinger Persons ('60) and Gary Persons ('57) Re: Spokane Bomber Alumni Lunch Now that we're out of sub-zero temperatures and the roads are plowed, let's do lunch! DATE: Sunday, January 18th TIME: 11:30 AM Coffee/Beverages - 12:30 PM Lunch PLACE: The Chapter (Look for green & gold balloons on their sign.) ADDRESS: 105 East Mission (NE corner Ruby/Mission) PRICE: Most lunches $6.95 - $8.95 The restaurant would like an approximate head count, so please make reservations by Friday, 1/16. All Bombers, Bomber spouses and guests are welcome. Remember to bring any RHS yearbooks (Columbians) you might have. Bomber cheers, -Jan Bollinger Persons ('60) and Gary Persons ('57) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Rich Baker ('58) Re: Spats or Hacks I have read several entries about spats at Chief Joe. Well, Carmichael had some real talent when it came to giving spats also. Over time I am sure I had the opportunity of receiving my share of spats from all of them. I will have to put the art teacher, Mr. Newell (sp?) as the most proficient. My eyes are watering again just thinking about it. -Rich Baker ('58) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Walt Morgan ('60) Re: Dick and Jerry's (Uptown) To: Terry Hutson Gunter ('74) What wonderful memories you shared about your father, Terry. Dick still lives in Richland (as far as I know) at the corner of Lee and Cottonwood, in a ranch house. Re: "Muscles" Everyone remembers Sonny "Muscles" (something like that, not sure of the spelling); he lived at 1518 Van Giesen, and he had a cage with monkeys in it. We liked to go to Sonny's and look at the monkeys. Most people knew him as "Muscles", some knew him as Sonny, we all loved him and as we would see him around town we would stop and talk to him. He was always happy and made others happy. One year Dick and Jerry purchased a brand new Schwinn bicycle for Sonny, and the Tri-City Herald took his picture with his new bicycle, and printed it in the paper. That was back in the '60s. You could always find Muscles riding his bicycle or walking around the Uptown or somewhere in town: around the library. He was always welcome around Dick and Jerry's and could go in at any time and get free cokes. There were probably, no doubt, many other businesses and Richland folks that were as kind to Sonny, but none comes to mind like Dick and Jerry's. Around 1965 Muscles parents moved to California and the talk of the town was that Muscles was gone to California. Does anyone know where Muscles is? I for one missed him very much. As far as I know he came back one time around 1967 for a couple of days, I saw him for a few minutes. No one seems to know what happened to him after that time. Those were the simple days when Richland was a hometown of everyone knew everyone, and cared what happened to them. -Walt Morgan ('60) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Roy Ballard ('63) Re: Hacks No one did it like Howard Chitty with the hoooley paddle for running in the shower room. On a bare butt the welts that came through the holes... I still remember that. To: Roger Gress ('61) The Brickhouse Pizza place in West Richland has dill pickles on their pizzas. As a matter of fact you can get almost any kind. He makes a tuna pizza, philly steak pizza, pepper (hot) pizza and many others... only problem is sometimes the crust is too done. -Roy Ballard ('63) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Susan Nussbaum Reeb ('63) Re: Spats Count me among the small number of girls who received a spat from a teacher. Mine came from Ken Russell in my 8th grade math class. I sat near the back of the room, and some of the boys were throwing airplanes, attempting to aim them out the window. They were encouraging me to give it a try, so I did... once! Mr. Russell looked up and saw my airplane go sailing towards the window. He invited me, along with one of the boys, to join him in the hall for a spat. When he asked me to bend over, I didn't really expect him to follow through, but he did. The full slips helped, but I'll never forget the sting of the paddle. Needless to say, I didn't throw another airplane in class, and I was a model student for the remainder of the year. In spite of this temporary setback, I still got my "A". -Susan Nussbaum Reeb ('63) ~ Boise, ID - where the snow is melting and the fog is moving in. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Betti Avant ('69) Re: pickles on pizza In this area we have Hot Stuff Pizza franchises in convenience stores. They make what they call a cheeseburger pizza. It has bits of dill pickle in it and when you eat it it tastes like eating a cheeseburger with most of the cheese being cheddar, rather than mozzarella. It is quite tasty. The night of my senior all night party some friends and I went next door from the community house where the party was and went to the Gaslight for a pizza. -Betti Avant ('69) ~ Goodland, KS - sunny and warmer this weekend ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Bruce Strand ('69) Re: Phoenix area lunch Details on the 1/24 Phoenix area lunch please. It is not on the calendar yet. Thanks, -Bruce Strand ('69) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [As soon as we get more information, it'll be on the calendar. -Maren] ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Brad Upton ('74) To: Mike Davis ('74) Glad to hear you popping off again. Heard it got a little cool and you had a couple of flurries. -Brad Upton ('74) ~ Nassau, Bahamas - 78 (I'll be back home tomorrow) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Rhonda Miller Williams ('78) Hubby's Pizza in Kennewick dishes up a good pizza called a "Rhody's Special". It's got the sausage and dill pickles, and is one of our favorites over there. It's been so long since I've had a Jerry's Special at the Gaslight that I'm not sure I can accurately compare the two, but it's the only place I've ever found besides the Gaslight that serves a pickle pizza. I did ask for pickles on a pizza at a Pietro's Pizza once, and though they looked at me like I was crazy, they agreed to cook it. Imagine my surprise when I got my pizza, all covered with sliced, rounds of sweet pickles! I guess you need to be specific when you communicate with the uninitiated... Bomber Cheers to All -Rhonda Miller Williams ('78) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/12/04 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 11 Bombers sent stuff: Jon Hudspeth ('52), Kay Mitchell ('52) Wally Erickson ('53), Betty McElhaney ('57) Max Sutton ('57), Burt Pierard ('59) Barbara Seslar ('60), Jill Butler ('63) Jeff Michael ('65), Bonni Mosteller ('68) Mike Davis ('74) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Earl Bennett ('63) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Betty McElhaney Hudspeth ('57) & Jon Hudspeth ('52) We have lost another classmate. Dick Husted ('53) passed away on January 8, 2004 in Los Alamos, NM. His wife, Jo, called us the next morning to let us know. His was a long and courageous battle (since 1986) and he fought it with everything he had. We have been watching (on line) the Los Alamos Monitor for the obituary but it hasn't appeared yet. Dick and Jo are very good friends and were neighbors and family to us when we lived there. -Betty McElhaney Hudspeth ('57) & Jon Hudspeth ('52) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Kay Mitchell Coates ('52) Re: John LaChapelle John is still teaching guitar in Richland. Doug, my youngest son, took lessons from him when he was in was a Chief Jo Warrior. He has played guitar off and on over the years, but decided at this time in his life (40 years old) he wanted to "get serious" about his musical interest. He heard that John was still teaching, and sure enough, when he called to check it out, John said he would accept him again as a student!! Doug feels very fortunate to be able to study with him and this time is taking his lessons very seriously!! Kay Mitchell Coates ('52) ~ Valley, WA - near Chewelah where the warm up in the weather is causing a melt down of our heavy snowpack,. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Wally Erickson ('53) Re: digging out basements in Richland Correction regarding Jim Lawrence: First, I want to thank Nancy Riggs Lawrence ('51) for emailing me and clearing the fact that I was really talking about Bob Lawrence ('45) and not Jim Lawrence ('51) in my previous email on "digging out basements in Richland". It was Bob who worked in the 300 area and smoked cigars.... not Jim. Nancy said there were three Lawrence brothers Bob, Paul ('48 --Nancy's former husband), and Jim '51... all three worked with their dad digging out basements. Jim was married to Millie Bresina ('54). To many, this isn't important... but, I needed to clarify this since the Lawrence I knew was Bob. Nancy also mentioned all three brothers are gone... that's sad!!! So, thanks again Nancy for clearing that part of my life that happened a long time ago (about '54). Just think, without the "Sandstorm"... some of our past memories would go on without clarification. Thank you again, Maren -Wally Erickson ('53) ~ south of Coeur D'Alene, ID - where it's warming up and the snow is melting slowly. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Max Sutton ('57) To: Richard "Dick" Roberts ('49) I believe that the Monk you are referring to graduated with us in the class of '57. I think his name was Ron Monk (could be wrong on the first name) but he could really play a piano... remember seeing him at the Gaslight several times. -Max Sutton ('57) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Burt Pierard ('59) To: Richard "Dick" Roberts ('49) Re: Gas Light Opening Yep, Dick, you're right. Ray Conley ('46) also corrected me. Even though Ron Monk ('57) did play the piano at the Gas Light at a later time, Jack Smith was, indeed, the original piano player. John LaChapelle (noted jazz guitar player & instructor) was the banjo player which was an interesting tale in itself. As I mentioned earlier, the musical entertainment started the 2nd weekend of the Gas Light's existence. On Friday night, Ed Campbell ('58-RIP), Jim Meigs ('58) and I (plus some others) trooped on down to catch the sounds. I felt perfectly at ease that time (even though I was still underage) since I had more or less established myself the previous weekend. When the music started, John L. sat on the top of the upright honky tonk piano and gave an outstanding display of 4-string banjo playing. At their first break, we lured John over to our table and showered him with accolades about his banjo playing. John, rather sheepishly, confided in us that he was no banjo player. He said he was just a guitar player. When we questioned him further, he disclosed that he had retuned the 4 strings on the banjo to standard Tenor Guitar tuning (the same as the top 4 strings on a 6-string guitar) and just used standard guitar chords. His strumming technique was a true testament to his natural talent and ability. He sure fooled us, but what the heck, he put on a great show. Bomber Cheers, -Burt Pierard ('59) ~ Richland ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Barbara Seslar Brackenbush ('60) Re: The GasLight Ron Monk (57) played the piano and John LaChappelle played the banjo for many years. -Barbara Seslar Brackenbush ('60) ~ Richland, WA ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jill Butler Hill ('63) Re: Spats To: Sue Nussbaum Reeb ('63) Sue, Don't feel alone... I got a spat from probably the same teacher. It was at Chief Jo. But I always caused a lot of trouble. Whenever I had a class with James King ('63), we always caused trouble. -Jill Butler Hill ('63) ~ Clarkston where the snow is beginning to melt. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jeff Michael ('65) Re: Etc., etc... Hey Bombers and Bomberettes: I've been out of the e-loop for awhile, so I've got to drop-in on several topics. Re: First Occupants First off; my mom and dad and I moved into a ranch house at 1320 Cedar in Jan 49 as first-time occupants. Dad, at 84 is still there (Mom has an address at Einan's Desert View since July). Dad loves to talk about the cold that winter... the water in the toilet bowl froze! I remember the dust storms. We would see the brown clouds form over the Horse Heaven Hills. Mom and I would run through the house closing all the windows and doors until the storm passed through. There would still be a pile of dust on the sills. I recall a rattlesnake sunning on the front porch. Daisy Weaver, our next-door-neighbor, helped Mom by killing it with a shovel. That has not been my only run-in with the slithery folks (not the Weavers; the snakes). Re: spats/hacks Since I was such a good kid (not)... I remember most of those male teachers at Chief Jo rather painfully. I believe I got through Spalding unscathed by the paddle. But there was a teacher (third or fourth grade, I think) who hailed from Boston. She had it in for me. Put me in her "effies" section. I think that was when my issues about self esteem took a turn for the worst. It's like I was cursed... I couldn't even whisper without getting caught! And I usually had something I wanted to "share". Well, but not always with the whole class! Seemed like Butch Manthei ('65), Steve Hosack ('65), Gregor Hanson ('65), & even David Rivers ('65) could get away with stuff... but not me! (Did I really say Gregor Hanson and Steve Hosack in the same sentence?) By the by, DR, those ARE the exact words that I recall as our Alma Mater! Same tune, too! Long may it wave... To: Larry Mattingly ('60) Did you say something about "walking the plank?" I thought that was a once in a life-time event. I DO relate to the jumping off boats to the dock bit. First, too much bad skiing in Colorado for 20 years did in my knees. Then working in a boat yard in San Diego and jumping off decks some 6 to 8 feet above the dock, repeatedly, has made me a strong advocate of boarding ladders. But sometimes, there just isn't one running alongside! Re: Out of touch Oh, why was I out of touch? How do you spell "Stranded in Portland"? First, the train to take my daughter and grandkids home to SD was cancelled... due to weather. We pulled enough post Christmas shopping money together to get two on a plane out of Pasco New Year's Day. That left one, which we scheduled to leave from Portland on Tuesday... yes, THAT Tuesday. They closed I-84 at Hood River just in front of us. So, we crossed over and went down the Washington side. Got to the airport in time (5 1/2 hours to Portland) and got the kid through security and on the plane, thanks to the help of the ground services of Alaska airlines. After a short time in her seat the flight was cancelled. Thursday morning, I bought chains to get out of Portland (the airport was not expected to open til Saturday morning) and headed to Seattle. We got Max out that evening from Sea-Tac and drove home. The road from Yakima to Richland was, like, very BAD. Wore chains most of the way due to the freezing rain. All this came after a New Year's Eve gig in Wenatchee followed by a 7 hour drive home New Year's Day. I thought I left this stuff when I moved out of Colorado. Re: Memory trip Now here's a memory trip for you. Back in the day, Mom required a shot on a monthly basis, and as a polio victim, she couldn't get to the doctor's office when Dad was working. We had a "public health nurse" come to our home and administer her shot. Anyone else have similar situations? Re: "Muscles" Oh, yes, I had long forgotten "Muscles". I remember him riding the bike all over town. Never knew the real story... just hearsay. Gosh, how I wanted that bike! Re: Parting shot One last comment, then I'll get out of cyber-space. Seems all this bad weather has caused a relational increase in email traffic to the Sandstorm. That's cool... but I seem to remember a time when the fall birth rate would jump up under similar circumstances... or is that just my twisted mind going off again? God Bless you all, and "be safe out there". dj jeff Michael ('65) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Bonni Mosteller Owens ('68) Re: Sonny "Muscles" Someone asked what ever happened to Sonny or "Muscles" as others would call him. I heard this information from my brother Barry ('50RIP) as he lived in California for years during the '60s and '70s when Sonny and his family were living down there. Do not know what part of California, but Barry had told us years ago, he heard about the death of Sonny and forwarded the information on to my Mom who was still alive at the time of Sonny's death. I heard years ago that he was found dead in the back of a bus where he lived in California. His parents were deceased and he took to riding the bus. When the bus driver made his last stop, Sonny was found in the back seat of the bus. Sonny knew my older brothers and sisters and was at our house a lot... we even have him on the old 35 mm film during a visit to our house. He always had a smile on his face and joy in his heart. Oh, the simpler days of living in Richland where we were blessed with someone with the biggest heart I've ever known................. Sonny "Muscles" -Bonni Mosteller Owens ('68) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Mike Davis ('74) To: Brad Upton ('74) Hey, Brad, while you're in the Bahamas why don't you check out that "Bermuda Triangle." Be a hero!!! -Mike Davis ('74) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/13/04 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 11 Bombers and 1 Bomber Mom sent stuff: Dick Roberts ('49), Ralph Myrick ('51) Jerry Molnaa ('52), Missy Keeney ('59) Mary Judd ('60), Patti Mathis ('60) Helen Cross ('62), John Adkins ('62) Barb Fichter ('72), Llorene Myers ('72) Kim Edgar ('79), Orrel Walser (Bomber Mom) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Luda Stambaugh Rhodes ('65) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Richard "Dick" Roberts ('49) To: Burt Pierard ('59) and others Good information on the Jack Smith/John LaChapelle stuff. Of course Ray Conley ('46), a Richland icon, would know all of that stuff too. Thanks, Ray. Burt, you described John tuning his 4 string banjo to a tenor guitar tuning-DGBE. I have a 4 string banjo that I have also tuned to a tenor guitar tuning, which is the same tuning for a baritone ukulele. I also have three collectible banjo ukuleles. We all use the same chord fingering. Just don't have those two base guitar chords to worry about. I wish I could have been there to hear John on his banjo. -Richard "Dick" Roberts ('49) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Ralph Myrick ('51) Re: Funeral To: The students and the people that might have known Bob Wilson, principal of Jefferson Elementary School Bob was the first principal that I worked for when I returned to Richland in 1968. He was tough and demanded good behavior out of everyone, teachers included. Bob used the paddle that I have been reading about and so did I. I know one student told the superintendent, when asked what happened when you got into trouble, "Mr. Wilson paddled you and if he didn't Mr. Myrick did." We had over 900 students in those years and had to run a tight ship, so to speak. After Bob retired he became like my second dad. We grew to be really close. Well, Bob died last week. No cause. Elsie, his daughter, said he just died. They will have grave side services at 1:00PM on Saturday, January 17, 2004 at Einan's in Richland. They don't make principals like Bob anymore. God Bless Bob and his family. -Ralph Myrick ('51) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jerry Molnaa ('52) To: Bev Smith Jochen ('52) Hi Bev. I was talking with Ruth Wildenborg's b('52) niece this morning and she told me that Ruth's brother Bob Wildenborg ('52) died in August 2001. Her name is Rachel Peters ('95) and she is a manager at McDonald's on Wellsian Way in Richland. Rachel's mother is Rose Wildenborg Peters ('66RIP). Rose died in a car accident [on 12/17/2000]. Re: Sonny/"Muscles" All this week in the Sandstorm there has been talk about Sonny "Muscles" Robertson and the tract house he lived in on Van Giesen St. Rachel is still living in that same house. Sonny has a brother, Robert Ray Robertson ('50). I know some other stories about Sonny and I'll try to get them to the Sandstorm one of these days. Re: Wellsian Way McDonalds Bombers We had a [another] Bomber stop by at McDonald's this past week. We didn't know it at the time but when he was there three days in a row we struck up a conversation with him and one thing always leads to another and he is a Bomber. Glen Rose ('58). Glen has a sister Joan ('49) who married Wally Wheadon ('49) and another sister Ginger ('55). I think there were some others but I missed that. We expect him for coffee tomorrow (Tuesday) and he will meet some other people connected to the Bombers. There are grads and grad Dads there every day. I expect there will be about 12 of us show up. There were 14 last Tuesday. We have coffee there every day from 8:00 AM to 10:30 AM Wishing you the best this New Year, -Jerry Molnaa ('52) ~ Richland, WA ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Missy Keeney Baker ('59) Re: John LaChapelle This last March, 2003, the Keeney Family held a joint Memorial Celebration at WestSide Church in Richland for our Dad, Raymond, and our Mom, Gladys. We had the music provided by a trio from the Spotted Owl Jazz Band (John LaChapelle included) and they were WONDERFUL. Great music and a fitting tribute to celebrate our Parent's lives. John is as awesome as ever!! The Rolling Hills Chorus is holding our Annual Show on January 30th at Sunnyside High School and on January 31st at Chief Joseph in Richland. The theme is "Laugh-in, Sing-out" and is a spoof of the Laugh-In television show. Please email me if you would like information or tickets!! Happy New Year everyone!!! -Missy Keeney Baker ('59) ~ Richland, WA - where the "mountains" of snow are beginning to melt. Yea!!!! ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Mary Judd Hinz ('60) John LaChapelle and Ron Monk ('57) are still playing together. They and about 5 other musicians play every 2nd and 4th Sunday at the Eagles Lodge in Pasco for the REAC (Retired Eagles Activity Club) dances. They also play regularly for the Tri-City Traditional Jazz Society dances. The band is called "The Royal REAC Band" and they are the #1 dance band in my opinion. People come from as far away as Yakima and Moses Lake on a regular basis to dance to their music. Ron doesn't own a computer and had never heard of Club 40. I will give him a copy of the 2004 Club 40 reunion registration form and I hope he will want to attend. I know a lot of people would like to see him. -Mary Judd Hinz ('60) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Patti Mathis Wheeler ('60) Re. Jeff Michael's ('65) entry about health nurses. I don't remember that particular thing, but I sure do remember when the public health department would come out and nail a big black and white quarantine sign on your front door if there was a communicable disease inside. When I had the chicken pox, the dreaded boom boom boom of the hammer and nail on my front door sent every one into a flurry of dread. I, because I would see no one but my family for weeks, my mom because she would see no one but her family for weeks and my dad, unperturbed, would go off to work, to see everyone but his family for weeks. Certainly made a person feel like there had to be a better way. Somewhere I still have the quarantine sign. Maybe I will find it, put it on my door, and scare the crap out of my neighbors. Did this go on all over, or was it a Richland thing? Happy new year all, -Patti Mathis Wheeler ('60) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) Greetings from beautiful Keystone, CO where my husband and friends are enjoying skiing. I'm enjoying looking at it. I missed Ed Wood ('62) as he is off to Japan. Don't know if Carol Rice Forister ('62) and I will connect this trip or not, as she is off for family business about when we are due to arrive for an overnight on the way back to the little house by the little lake in Indiana. It's been a great trip. We've had great dry roads the whole trip, except for a little out of Tahoe when we left there we can't get over how beautiful the mountains are across the whole of Nevada, Utah, and Colorado. Something else to consider looking at besides the little lake. I've written it before, but my parents were original owners when we moved into our ranch house on Olympia Street in l948. I also remember having the yard put in, watching the trees out front being planted (which grew to huge sycamores before my dad had them cut down in the '70s or '80s. (How memories fade over time). My mother also killed a rattler on our front porch, and I remember the coal chute back room, which became a dining room in a remodel long after I'd left home. I also remember the horrid dust storms leaving the inch thick dust on the window sills. And I think I did my best gardening there. I remember growing champion cantalopes (in my memory anyway) out behind our house when I was in elementary school. I'm not sure if my folks were the last original residents on our block of Olympia Street when we sold their house in '99, or if Holsclaws (Pam, their daughter was much older than I was), were still there then. Now I believe there is only one of the 2nd line of owners left on our little block. I always go to visit when I get to Richland. -Helen Cross Kirk ('62) ~ Keystone, CO - where it is 27 and sunny at l0 am. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: John Adkins ('62) Re: Sue - and Jill - and spats I wasn't surprised when that all around rowdy Sue Nussbaum Reeb ('63) "fessed up" to getting hacks from Kenny Russell - but now we hear that "quiet - reserved - all around genteel young lady" Jill Butler Hill ('63) may have fallen victim to paddle. I am shocked. The first chance I get I am going to closely question Ken Russell about his wackin on those lovely young gold medal class leaders. And Jill we're still sliddin on Carmichael hill - even today. -John Adkins "62" this snow should go away now. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Barb Fichter ('72) To: Jeff Michael ('65) The fourth grade teacher you are referring to is Mrs. Mabel Birdsong. She was indeed from Boston and never let you forget it. She called me "Baaaaabarrrrrra." Mrs. Birdsong was tough on the boys, anyway. I remember a young man named Curtis Kunkel. He was always doing something to tick Mrs. B off. Finally, Mrs. B had had enough of his nonsense. She brought him up to the front of the classroom, got out her "Board of Education," and she broke the board on Curtis butt! The class did not dare laugh! She just glared at us. In later years I visited her at her home - she lived next door to my Moms cousins, George and Thelma Pugh. When I was younger, we had so much family in the area (double cousins, etc.), we had monthly "Family Dinners" at someones house each month. I absolutely hated it as a kid, but now I am very glad Mom and Dad made me go. Anyway, when the dinner was at George and Thelmas, I would go visit Mrs. Birdsong. She was the nicest lady. Re: Spats When I was at Carmichael in 9th grade, we got a new Home Ec teacher by the name of Mrs. Ostendorf (remember her, ladies?). She was fresh out of college and full of vinegar. We were so horrid to her... one story sticks out. Those were the days when young ladies had to wear skirts/dresses. The hem of said garment had to touch the floor when kneeling. Seems that some young lady wore a wool skirt home in the rain, and the skirt shrunk up above the prescribed hem length. Another enterprising young lady (who shall remain unnamed) got possession of this garment. Since Home Ec hall had a ladies room fairly close to the Home Ec room, the enterprising young lady changed skirts on her way to Mrs. Ostendorfs class. She entered the classroom, and Mrs. O glared daggers at her. Young lady sat down, very prim and proper. About halfway through the class, Mrs. O couldn't stand it any longer...and sent the young woman to the office. "What for?" "You know exactly what for." So, young lady gathered her things and went to the office... making a detour in the ladies room and - yep, she changed skirts. Of course the principal could see nothing wrong with skirt length and wrote a note to Mrs. O saying everything was fine. Young lady went back to class, again making a detour... and handed the note to Mrs. O, who practically went purple, but could not do anything about talking with Darlene LaBorde (who is a good friend of mine), evidently after that first year, Mrs. O had a nervous breakdown and quit teaching. Gee, I absolutely cannot imagine why... -Barb Fichter ('72) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Llorene Myers Bezanson ('72) Re: Snow, snow and MORE snow From a DUCK to a SWAN!! I've been enjoying the snow immensely, but not the bitter cold. It's been interesting to watch the transition as the snow keeps piling up for the past week or so. I've really enjoyed going out with my camera and taking pictures around the property and down the road. I haven't experienced cold like this since my former fifth wheel trailer and truck got hit by an ice storm in late March of '97. It was literally frozen in a solid sheet of ice to the pavement in a Wal*Mart parking lot during a stint in Minnesota. This morning, we had a 2 hour delay and I made a VAIN attempt later at digging my car out to see if I could make it from my little dirt road to the freeway. Forty-five minutes of this was enough for me and I called work to say I couldn't get out and just missed my boss's call saying they'd let everyone go. Feel sorry for my sis and her husband (sis--HHS-'77, brother-in-law, RHS - '75, but they don't like anyone to know it!), as their work doesn't do the same thing and the two of them barely got out this morning. I've been enjoying the unexpected siesta, TV, nap, work to do and have sugar cookies waiting for me to bake... Cookies anyone???...:) :) -Llorene Myers Bezanson ('72) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Kim Edgar Leeming ('79) Re: Whacks I almost got a whack in 9th grade at Chief Jo. It was late Fall and the leaves had fallen, there were a lot of leaves along the building and the sidewalk. The students were told not to walk on the grass between the sidewalk and the windows (because of noise, I guess). I was walking with three other girls, I happened to be on the end near the grass and building. The sidewalk was full, with four of us walking next to each other. Anyway, one of the girls was goofing off and pushed me a little, and one of my feet went off the sidewalk and into the grass with the leaves making a lot of noise. Needless to say, a teacher told me to go to the office and get a whack, I explained it was an accident. She didn't care and walked me to the office and insisted that I be disciplined. The thought of being whacked must have left a frightened look on my face as I explained my version of what happened. Since I'd never been in trouble before, the principal said it wasn't necessary, this was a warning. The teacher was miffed. I guess being a good kid in school did have it's advantages. -Kim Edgar Leeming ('79) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Orrel Walser (Bomber Mom) I am an alumni Mom of Rhonda Walser ('79) and was wondering if a 25th reunion is planned for this summer and the date. Thank you, -Orrel Walser (Bomber Mom) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/14/04 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 14 Bombers and 1 Bomber Mom/Wife sent stuff: Dick McCoy ('45), Jim Grow ('51) Phil Belcher ('51), Burt Pierard ('59) Paula Beardsley ('62), Sonny Davis ('62) Jim Hamilton ('63), Julia Alexander ('65) Patti McLaughlin ('65), Jon Lindberg (66) Lynn-Marie Hatcher ('68), Mark Bond ('70) Mike Franco ('70), Kim Edgar ('79) Alice Morgan (Bomber Mom and Wife) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Susan Baker Hoover ('64) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Dick McCoy ('45) Re: Bob Lawrence Re the piece by Wally Erickson ('53) in the 1/12 Sandstorm, the Bob Lawrence who was mentioned was in the Class of 1945. -Dick McCoy From the Tin Can Class of 1945 ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jim Grow ('51) Re: Sue-And Jill-And Spats What is this "All around rowdy Sue Nussbaum Reeb ('63)" thing? I remember that little Nussbaum girl who lived around the corner from us on Torbett. You would never find a sweeter little girl anywhere. Somebody has the wrong child here. I assure you no one from the Torbett - Marshall area would have anything to do with such behavior. We walked the straight and narrow and had a reputation to maintain. You must be confused so please get you facts straight before you spread such falsehood. -Jim Grow ('51) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Phil Belcher ('51) Re: Punishment. I never received any whacks from Col Hi Teachers, but I did receive punishment for getting into a fight on the West Richland school bus. The first time the bus driver reported us and principal Robert Chisholm gave us a slap on the wrist and told to behave. The next time I broke a window with my elbow (this was about a week later) during another fight (same person, same reason) and this time we both had to sweep the parking lot for two hours after school for a week. In addition we helped the ground crew for two Saturdays. I didn't think that the punishment was bad. (My Father's was much worse.) I wonder how the kids today would react to having to do that type of punishment. I remember in 1949 that five of the students at a basket ball game in Yakima got a little under the weather and caused some sort of scene. The principal (P.A. Wright) called an assembly and the five had to go on stage and apologize to the entire student body! This wouldn't even be considered today. I think we had more respect for authority of any kind. Re: "Muscles". Sonny used to park his bike and direct traffic at one of the intersections. Everyone knew him and would honor his signals as if he were a policemen. We didn't know how lucky we were to live in a town like that. It seemed to be like one big family. Definitely a kinder and gentler time. Wish we could have the same type of feeling again. Re: Gas Light When I was working at PRTR we used to hit the Gas Light every Friday night after work. In fact for years we referred to the Gas Light as the PRTR rec room. -Phil Belcher ('51) ~ Prosser - where we are having a gentle sprinkle of freezing rain, but the snow is slowly leaving. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Burt Pierard ('59) Re: New subject & Carmichael hacks As I was shoveling snow off my driveway (for the umpteenth time), my mind and memories were wandering (they move in mysterious ways, sometimes) and I thought of something that I don't recall seeing mentioned in the Sandstorm. We have had many recollections of the coal furnaces and the accompanying coal bins, but I don't think I've seen anybody mention the coal shovels that I assume came with the houses. As I recall, they were square tipped, flanged sides, and a short handle with a hand grip at the end. They made the perfect snow shovel and I sure could use one right now!. To: Rich Baker (58) I agree with your assessment that the Art Teacher gave the worst (or best, depending on your perspective)hacks but his name was Newlon, not Newell. I only received his invitation for an after school session once, but that was enough! Other notable "hackers" I encountered were Howard Chitty (I was lucky enough to get mine clothed), Mr. Anderson (Wood shop & Mech. Drawing - more noise than pain), Mr. Ingersoll (Coach & Health Ed - not too bad), and surprisingly, the easy going Boy's Counselor, Mr. Pocrnich (who had a very capable forehand). Bomber Cheers, -Burt Pierard ('59) ~ Richland ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Paula Beardsley Glenn ('62) Re: Original Owners Discussion My Dad, Paul Beardsley is still living in our home on Cedar and often talks about picking out the house when it was only a concrete foundation. We were eligible for a 3 bedroom house until youngest sis Nancy came along and then we became eligible for a 4 bedroom. Brother Charlie always got a room to himself and Janice, Nancy and I took turns getting a room to ourselves (no one wanted to room with Janice). They were just starting to develop the ranch houses and Dad and Mom picked that location because it was fairly close to Spalding and with 4 kiddos... they didn't want to have to worry about us walking to far. Other than a few slight alterations inside, and a carport added later, the house is basically the same as the day we moved in January 2, 1949. That was a great neighborhood with the Weavers, the McFalls, Michaels, Kellys, Kirkwoods, Rhodes and Otts. We had a great time and none of our parents worried about where we were when we went out to play. Maybe that's why we all turned out so great!! -Paula Beardsley Glenn ('62) ~ Richland - Tired of the snow... it's getting dirty (but haven't gotten stuck yet!!) where it's beginning to melt off but about 8 more inches to go and we pray it doesn't warm up to quickly and float West Richland into town again. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Sonny Davis ('62) In perusing today's Sandstorm I saw the comments of Ralph Myrick(51) re: the death of Mr. Wilson, the principal of Jefferson Elementary School. This brought a flood of memories of my "grade school" days. I lived a couple of blocks from there and attended K-6, by my best guess, from 1949 thru 1956. A "Mr. Wilson" (I believe, Robert) became principal sometime before I entered the 5th grade. If I remember correctly, the father of my friend, Bobby Mitchell, was the principal, and became Superintendent of Schools. My 5th grade teacher was the neatest teacher that I ever had. His name was Patrick J. Vitulli. A very "macho", swarthy, balding, Italian-American, hard core good guy, TEACHER. He had the body of a prize fighter and a great arm. If he saw you with your head down, or daydreaming, he could nail you in the back row with a piece of chalk or an eraser. He was hard but fair and had a dazzling smile. He taught, we learned. When we (I) screwed up..... Above the blackboard, behind him over his head, hung THE PADDLE! It was about 3' long, with an elongated spade shape. Made from some dark exotic hardwood, it had a carved two-handed grip and was drilled with many precisely placed holes that improved "paddle speed". It was emblazoned with his FRATERNITY CREST... It was his FRATERNITY PADDLE! ... he was proud of it and wielded it well. I wormed my way to being the class projectionist & became "the man" every time we had a class with a movie in it. If we were "good", on Fridays we got to CHEW GUM IN CLASS! And on many Fridays at lunch, I would accompany Mr. Vitulli to the drugstore in Uptown and rent a 16mm movie from their selection. They were always WWII documentaries, in black & white, like Victory at Sea. And almost every afternoon that we showed one of these movies, Mr. Wilson, THE PRINCIPAL, would sit in the back of the room with Mr. Vitulli and the two of them would comment on the movies to each other or to the class. Being singled out by name in the hallway by the principal was cool. Mr. Vitulli & Mr. Wilson were obviously close friends. I received more that one spat from Mr. Vitulli & even a "guest spat" from Mr. Wilson. But the spat I remember most was the last spat. I had it coming, assumed the position in front of the class and thanked my lucky stars I was wearing cords. After receiving one of his best two handed swings, I straightened up, started to move toward my desk, fighting back the tears and heard a wonderful thing. The sound of a large chunk of wood, hitting the solid floor, bouncing and rattling and the exclamation that "you broke my paddle!!!" were music to my ears. We were forever bonded. He glued it back together and hung it back on the wall, but it was never the same. An ugly gash of light colored glue drew the eye to the crack. Even when I was going to Chief Jo, I would stroll by Jefferson and appear at his classroom door. He would always stop what he was doing and introduce me to his class as the guy who broke his paddle. I would then accept the adulation of the class with pride. Mr. Wilson even congratulated me. One weekend, I rode my bike to Mr. Vitulli's house & chatted with him while he worked in his yard. It was during the course of this conversation that I learned that P. J. Vitulli and Mr. Wilson had flown bombers together in Europe in WWII and were "foxhole buddies" long before ending up at the same, small Elementary School together. That was pretty neat. After being so windy I would ask: Is this the same Mr. Wilson? What happened to P. J. Vitulli? What really happened to the Jefferson tomboy I grew up with, who lived on Hunt, had curly red hair and freckles, was named Genelle Sullivan, and who died when I was in Jr. Hi? -Sonny Davis ('62) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jim Hamilton ('63) While we had some odd weather last week here in Kirkland, what struck me was that there were no really cool kids out braving the elements. Two days of the white stuff and I didn't see a single guy wearing his black rubber, four buckle galoshes, unbuckled. How do they expect to pick up chicks? I think Dick Nelson ('59) and some of the old retired guys in our neighborhood should start giving cool lessons to those pitiful unfortunates. Mike Bradley ('56) and I would be willing, were our roles of Captains of Industry not so vital. jimbeaux -Jim Hamilton ('63) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Julia Alexander ('65) Re: public health nurses To: Jeff Michael ('65) When my younger sister, Rebecca ('79) was born, she had really bad colic. I remember a Public Health Nurse who came to our house to check her out. The nurse told my mom to go get her a "binky" and everything was better. They definitely were a great service. Re: Originals occupants I have enjoyed the stories of how long some people have been in their houses. My parents had to live in Navy housing in 1943 and then moved to a "B" house on Stevens. Someone else had lived there for just a few weeks and after a "termination wind" said, "Bye Bye". As our family grew we moved to bigger houses. The next was an "F" house on Thayer where I was born and then on to a "C" house on Sanford (with a really great vacant lot next door). I remember someone delivering the trees and bushes to plant. Every three years we got a paint job... white, pink, or blue... of course you can figure what color I choose. Does anyone remember any other color they used to paint? And how about the furniture you could get if you had none? After the government sold the town my dad bought a lot on the corner of Sanford and Trippe and built a house. It was the only one with a basement in the immediate neighborhood and sometimes would it flood downstairs. yuk! My parents were married for almost 50 years when my dad passed away and they had only lived in one house that was not new. That is pretty impressive. Weren't "Ranch" houses heated with oil? Re: Spats My mouth fell open when I read Sue Nussbaum's ('63) story of getting a spat! I lived down the street from Sue and I would have put money on the table that "no way, no how" could this girl have ever done anything to get in trouble. Sue, I was cruising through the 2000 "All Bomber" reunion and you look just like you did in school! Re: "Muscles" What great guy! I remember when he got his new bike. Wow! The only thing I don't understand... Would we have allowed our kids to play with this "big" kid? (meaning, how sad the way things have changed). I remember there was a Quonset hut at Jason Lee where special kids went to school. I don't ever remember making fun of them and shunning them. We were always taught they were "special". What ever happened to the "special" kids? Re: Snow I'm sorry some of you are still living with the snow. In the third rainiest spot in the lower 48 states: Forks, WA, it is now 57 at 8pm. (The official count is in and we had 130" in 2003). -Julia Alexander ('65) ~ Forks, WA ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Patti McLaughlin Cleavenger ('65) Re: Mrs. Dodds The 4th grade teacher at Spalding was Mrs. Dodds. She was always talking about her husband and son. When her husband died, she later became Mrs. Birdsong. I was also privileged to know her as an adult. In school, I most remember her reading to us from Richard Halliburton's Complete Book of Marvels. I think it was from that that I derive my love of travel. She was a good teacher and a great lady. I loved to hear her tell of her early life in Boston. A few years before she died, she gave me 2 of her beloved signed books by Halliburton which I cherish. -Patti McLaughlin Cleavenger ('65) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jon Lindberg (66) Re: Back to "original occupants" I just wanted to commend Barb Fichter Jensen (72) for her incredible memory in attempting to reconstruct the original occupants of the ranch houses in the 1100 and 1200 blocks of Wright and Richmond streets in Richland. Barb, you did way better than I ever could, and I was the paperboy who walked that block (as well as a couple of other blocks east of Wright Ave) for eight years from 1959 to 1966 when I graduated from Col. High. You would have expected for me to remember the folks I delivered the Tri-City Herald to 6 days a week (in the evenings and Sunday mornings), but many of the details of those years just aren't clear any longer. Do you remember the cost of the TCH back then? When I started as a paper boy it was $1.65 per month, and when I quit it was $2.00. However, since my point of view at the time was mid-way through the block on Richmond Blvd., I can add a few details to your recollections. The Cleppe's oldest boy was named David. I heard that he later died, but I cant remember any of the details. He and I were fairly close for a while, and he substituted for me with the paper route. His father was part owner of the Exxon gas station on the corner of Wright and Swift. Over on the Richmond side, the house next to the Lindberg's was the Jaech's as you correctly recalled. Their children were Jeffrey, Jeremy, Justin, Jonathan, Jennifer, and Joseph (all starting with J). Of course it was easier for me to remember them because they lived next door to us. Actually they weren't the first resident of that house. The original residents of that house were the Browns who had a son named Michael, a year older than I. The Jaechs moved in after the Browns left in about 1956, and after the Jaechs left the house was occupied by the Dawsons. My family lived at 1212 Richmond until 1979 when Mom and Dad (Alyce and Wayne) moved to Leavenworth (where they are still living). The house on the southwestern corner across from the Baptist Church was originally occupied by the Wood family. The adults were Ed and Vicky, and the kids were Ed, Jr. ('62), Lesley ('66), Francie, and Alison (nicknamed Boo). Lesley was my age, and would have graduated in 1966 if they didn't move. Francie was the same age as my brother, Steven ('69). The Wood family moved to California when I was in the 8th grade (about 1961 or 1962). The house between the Ludwigs and Jaechs was occupied by a daughter of the Ludwigs and she was married to a guy by the name of Bollinger (who died suddenly of a heart attack sometime before I left home to attend college). Yes, we really did have some great times back in those days. I was especially fond of the long, hot, and lazy summers when life was very easy and I wasn't strapped with the burdens of adulthood that I have now. As a very young boy, my summer attire consisted of nothing more than a pair of swimming trunks. Shirts and shoes were optional and almost never worn. I never heard about the time Steve clobbered you over the head with the bottom of a snowman. (Sorry about that!) He probably didn't mention it to any of the rest of the family for fear of a good scolding by our parents. I guess Steve owes you and apology, and I'll mention it to him the next time see him (he lives in Spokane now). It's difficult to remember much about you or your brother except that you were young compared to my age back then. When I graduated from high school, you were about a 6th grader. -Jon Lindberg ('66) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Lynn-Marie Hatcher ('68) Re: GRANDSON!!! Ascher Elias Peterson 12:33 a.m. -- 1/13/04 10 lbs, 2 oz. 21.5 inches Everett, Washington Meaning of name: "Ascher" (pronounced Asher) means 'blessed & laughing' "Elias" means 'gift of God' Grandmother - Lynn-Marie Hatcher ('68) (Spokane) Grandfather - Brad Peterson ('67) (Kennewick) Daddy - Seth David Peterson (HHS '93 WB) (Lynn-Marie and Brad's eldest son) Mommy - Sarah Christine Kasch Peterson (from Everett) Website link with photos to follow -- after Grandma Limmery (Lynn-Marie in baby language, I figure) gets over to Everett on this weekend to take photos and snuggle that boy. (Being a baby with his own mind, Ascher decided to be born on my first day back at grad school for spring semester. Kids/grand kids can be SO uncooperative sometimes, huh???!!!!) Anyway, I am QUITE sure you are all holding your breaths, waiting to see photos of this precious gift from God! ;-) All seems to be going well, after a long day of hard work yesterday. He's already gotten the idea that Mommy is a great food source -- and figured out how that whole mechanism works. Daddy says he is one stocky little guy. Obviously some football in him -- and, in terms of baseball, we are thinking 'catcher' at this point. (Kind of on the order of Ivan "Pudge" Rodriguez, for those of you who know baseball.) Prayers for the new family solicited -- and for my trip across the state. Hope it doesn't storm again! -Lynn-Marie Hatcher ('68) ~ 30 with no new snow, and the barometer rising here in Spokane. Clear skies would be nice! ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Mark Bond ('70) Re: DeMolay Not too long ago I read a not about someone playing basketball against the Walla Walla DeMolay. DeMolay was a wonderful experience for me. It taught me discipline, not the kind you get from the military, but discipline none the less. It kept me busy and out of trouble most of the time. I made some great friendships that over the years I have loss track of. Ken Staley, Dick Staley, Scott Haney, Ron Breedlove, Mike Duncan to name just a few. In addition to the kids there was "Dad" Don Fowler, Scotty Bane (not sure of spelling), Vern Fichter they all had a profound effect on my life then and now. Thanks We too formed a basketball team, like Walla Walla it turned out that the majority of our team was the junior varsity starting line up. We traveled all over the State in DeMolay basketball games it was great fun. -Mark Bond ('70) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Mike Franco ('70) Re: Remembering Mr. Wilson of Jefferson I am sure information will come out on Mr. Wilson (I could never call him Bob!) pertaining to his involvement in WWII. My dad always used to tell me how amazed he was at how many "regular guys" he got to know in Richland turned out to be WWII veterans of note. I know my classmate Steve Piippo's ('70) dad flew bombers. Well, I am pretty sure our principal Mr. Wilson was a pilot of some note as well. I would enjoy reading any information that could be shared. I always enjoy thinking of our fathers' REAL WWII contributions when I have to listen to some of today's blowhards lecturing us on patriotism. Our town was full of great patriots who went on to become great citizens and great fathers... (oops, sorry got a little political there!) Any bio info on Mr. Wilson would be appreciated -Mike Franco ('70) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Kim Edgar Leeming ('79) Re: One of RHS's oldest alumni has passed on It was brought to my attention that Helen Caldwell Voyght (Class of 1922) passed away on January 7th 2004. She was 101 years and 8 months old. Her family is having services for her this Saturday in the Seattle area. Her nephew, Lee Caldwell, will make sure I get a copy of the obituary, so I can scan in it and submit it to our website [Here's] a link to her class photo - as well as what the school looked like back in 1922. /RHS Thru The Years (1911 - 1996) Also, [here is] a letter her sister or cousin (not sure which) written some time ago describing what life was like growing up in the early 1900s. Letter from: Ann Caldwell Ghormley (Daughter of Vernie Caldwell) "Harry L and Jennie Dean Caldwell moved from Missouri to Pendleton Oregon, about 1900 where Grandpa raised cattle. They moved from Oregon to Richland, Washington, about 1903 or 1904. "Grandpa Caldwell bought a ranch about two miles from town (Richland) where he had milk cows and grew corn, wheat, etc, for the market. He had his own team of horses for harvesting the wheat and when it was harvest time, all of the ranchers would combine their efforts and help each other out with the mowing and bailing by moving their equipment and teams from ranch to ranch. "The town had one dirt road, a school, and a general store, owned and operated by Mr. Yedica. There was no electricity or inside plumbing so you read by candle light or went to bed early. An outside facility was used. "Grandpa dug a storm cellar and lined it with ice and straw to keep canned goods cool as Grandma canned all of their fruit, vegetables, meat and fish. In the winter they would cut ice blocks from the river to put in the cellar. "The Indians camped along the river bank and if they were sick, they would go to the steam tepee for a while and then run and jump into the river. It was either a kill or cure remedy." -Ann Caldwell Ghormley -Kim Edgar Leeming ('79) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Alice Morgan (Bomber mom/wife) Re: Original owners Emma Stull and Mrs. Howard, (they live across the street from each other) are the original owners and occupants of the homes they live in. That would be the 1500 block of Cottonwood. Mrs. Stull is in her 90s, and the last I heard, she was still driving and bowling. Emma does not look her age, she would easily pass for 70; very nice person, too. Emma was telling me, she and her husband had just moved into that house when they were scheduled to entertain some personnel from out in the area; She did not have enough chairs for her dinner party so she borrowed chairs from Mrs. Howard. -Alice Morgan (Bomber mom/wife) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/15/04 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 20 Bombers and one Lion today: Betty Ely ('47), Joan Eckert ('51) Sandra Atwater ('51), Dick Pierard ('52) Dore Tyler ('53), JD Boyd ('55) Floyd Melton ('57), Suzie Gunderson ('60) Richard Anderson ('60), Irene de la Bretonne ('61) Helen Cross ('62), Jeanie Hutchins ('62) Karen Kleinpeter ('63), Keith Hunter ('63) Patricia Rediske ('63), Bill Scott ('64) Vernona Chappelle ('64), Jeff Michael ('65) Brian Denning ('77), Zorba Manolopoulos ('91) Dave Swanson ('64Lion) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Carol Cross Llewellyn ('64) WOULD HAVE BEEN BIRTHDAY: Wendy Carlberg Wiedel ('64RIP) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Betty Ely King ('47) Ron Monk ('57) is not only a good musician, but the best mailman for years. No one has worked harder than Ron Monk... working all day for the Richland Post Office, and spending nights and weekends playing jazz. He was ill a year ago and I asked my Church to pray for him. He sure is a great man... so let him know how much you like him. After two weeks in my home, which included a blackout of seven hours, I rode in my brother Bill's ('57) Blazer. I hope I can drive myself for my 75th birthday. I scream when I look in the mirror, but I only feel like I am fifty. -Betty Ely King ('47) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Joan Eckert Sullens ('51) Re: Jim Grow's ('51) defense of those of us who lived in the Marshall - Torbett Street area I can only guffaw! How long your nose is growing, Jamey! -Joan Eckert Sullens ('51) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: JD Boyd ('55) and Sandra Atwater Boyd ('51) Re: Gas Light Just wanted you to know that the Gas Light was good for more than cold beer and pickled pizza. Seems like my brother Jerry Boyd ('52) and I (Jim Boyd ('55) went to the Gas Light one fall Saturday night 1962 for a hot cup coffee --- Ha! I (Sandra Atwater Boyd ('51) was there with Ann Pearson Burrows ('50) and her husband and Mom and Dad. Ann and I went to the restroom and on the way back Jerry called us to their table and introduced us to Jim. That was the beginning of what would lead to the marriage of Jim and Sandra. Tomorrow will mark our 41st wedding anniversary. A lot of water under the bridge! Re: Hacks Seems like I (Jim Boyd) got a few hacks in Junior High and High School. I remember the Chief Jo mechanical drawing teacher dishing out a few of those. The year would have been 1951. The only reason I remember getting one was for taking the paddle over to the wood shop and drilling holes in the side. Guess I thought the paddle would break in half the next time he used it... -no such luck because the teacher saw me bring it back into the room and wondered what was going on. Needless to say it did not break when he gave me a hack on the backside! -JD Boyd ('55) & Sandra Atwater Boyd ('51) ~ Palm Desert, CA ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Dick Pierard ('52) Bro Burt Pierard ('59) remembers the old coal shovel correctly. Our Dad had me shoveling coal from time to time and taking out the ashes before he had the furnace converted to oil. However, they do make good snow shovels. I remember during the first winter I lived in Indiana (1964) I went downtown one day and I saw 7 or 8 guys from the street department all in a neat rank on a main street shoveling snow with coal shovels. That was wild! Next year I noticed they had gotten a road grader to do the job. That is progress, I guess. Now I live in Massachusetts where it really snows and I think I could use one of these. Actually I bought a snow blower, but it wouldn't go. It would just sit and spin its wheels on the ice. Finally I had to buy a set of chains, just like the good ole days on the Cascade mountain passes. -Dick Pierard ('52) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Dore Tyler ('53) Re: Ranch House furnaces To: Julia Alexander ('65) The Tylers were the first occupants of a 4 Br Ranch at the corner of Cottonwood and Duportail (402 Cottonwood.) We moved in during the winter of '48/'49 and the furnace burned that dirty, nasty Utah coal. My mother, Alice Tyler, hated the really dirty smoke from incomplete combustion of the coal and somehow persuaded my dad and I to take a trailer down to the horn, where the Yakima flowed into the Columbia, and saw huge rounds of the trees that became lodged there during the '48 flood. We did this for many years... we sawed those 3' to 4' rounds with a 5' crosscut saw (aka a whipsaw.) Some of those rounds were so heavy we would have to split them in half to load into the trailer. It was my job to split these huge rounds into pieces that would burn into the furnace. When I returned from The Army, December, '57, I discovered that Dad had installed an electric heating unit in the furnace. -Dore Tyler ('53) ~ Tacoma, WA (where I have gas heat) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Floyd Melton ('57) Re: Spats Hello out there! What is all this spat stuff at Chief Jo and no comments from Carmichael? What about Mr. Andersen the wood shop/ mechanical drawing teacher and his side kick, Arlo? Then there was the infamous John Parkernich (sp?) and his side kick, the girls PE teacher. When Mr. Andersen had one bend over the shop table and let Arlo administer the swat you hurt both front and back. Sometimes Arlo would be off mark and the paddle with the holes would skim up your back bone and remove the skin. Good old Parkernich and his side kick.. now there was a pair. John thought he was good but she could lay one on you that made his feel like an atta boy pat. I wouldn't admit to being the recipient of any of those, being the fine young man that I was, but they really hurt, especially the girls' PE teacher's. -Floyd Melton ('57) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Suzie Gunderson Chiles ('60) Re: Public Health Nurses We never went to a doctor when we were little. They and the Public Health Nurses came to us. This was nice because we didn't have a car. My, how times have changed. Dr. Schuman would come to our home, along with a "PHN", examine us and give us our medicine... which was usually a shot of penicillin in our backsides. I suffered from earaches, and Dr. Schuman would heat up some kind of oil and drop it in my ear, then stuff the ear with cotton. Dr. Albertowicz made the house calls after Dr. Schuman moved to Georgia. He was always so kind and gentle. He never worried about getting paid "on the spot", which was wonderful, since my mom was raising us three girls alone. I think by that time the "PHNs" were no longer making house calls. If I'm not mistaken, a Dr. Baugher also made house calls during our teen years. Wishing you all rainbows & butterflies for the new year. -Suzie Gunderson Chiles ('60) ~ Omak, WA - where the snow and ice are rapidly melting, leaving great heaps of water. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Richard Anderson ('60) Re: Hoops Report Well, this was a game where it was anticipated that everybody would get to play and, indeed, everybody did. Wenatchee -- along with Eastmont (our opponent this coming Saturday) -- is seriously outgunned in the Big 9 this season so this result was completely predictable. Oddly enough, the Panthers actually led in the game early in the first quarter until a Bomber spurt started the onslaught. And the rout was on. As tends to happen in these mismatches, what impresses is the oddball moment; the "gosh, did you see that?" shot; the "what will they think of next?" play. There was Timmy with an offensive board, sort of tossing it at the hoop: TWO! And James penetrating the right side of the lane (one of his favorite spots) tossing up an unlikely underhanded shot: TWO! Or James providing a really odd-looking pass behind a bunch of Panthers just knowing that some Bomber would arrive on the scene to take it to the hole (for those who know soccer, the pass looked for the entire world like a through-ball); a bounce pass (or maybe even a two bounce pass) which sort of rolled into the path of a Bomber who was running upcourt: TWO! And Tyler Roberts who let fly from half court just as the final buzzer sent everybody home: THREE! The game was rescheduled from last Saturday's postponed date; not very many people knew about it, so the crowd was very small. More students than adults for once. It's off to Kamiakin Friday and home to Eastmont Saturday. ====================================================== 1 2 3 4 Wenatchee 10 25 34 52 Bombers 23 48 65 88 Bixler 7, York 19, Bussman 16, Brooks, Frank 21, Miller 7, Ben Cartmell 3, Roberts 5, Stevens 5, Sam Cartmell 1, Feaster 4, Conley ====================================================== -Richard Anderson ('60) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Irene de la Bretonne Hays ('61) Congratulations, Lynn-Marie (or Morgan to me!)! Grandkids rule! -Irene de la Bretonne Hays ('61) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) First of ALL, HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my cousin, Carol Cross Lleweleyn ('64) today, Love you, cuz, wish I could fly in and help you celebrate. But do enjoy every minute of your special day. To: Sonny Davis ('62) Do you mean that the Bob Mitchell's ('62) dad was superintendent of schools?? And was that Mr. Wilson the father of Julia Wilson ('62)?? I just knew that both were "teachers", and considering I used to date Bob Mitchell and we spent quite a bit of time together I am amazed to learn that now. I guess it was part of our "don't ask what parents do in our town" unspoken command. My best to Bob and Janet if you read this, you seemed to be a great family. Re: Colors our company owned houses were painted I remember that in elementary school my brother Roy ('65) chose to have his room painted a dark red, ceiling and walls, and, of course, he had the smallest bedroom in our 3 bedroom ranch house. There was something else I was going to write in about, but can't remember what it was. -Helen Cross Kirk ('62) ~ still in sunny Keystone, CO for a few more days. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jeanie Hutchins Simon ('62) To: Sonny Davis ('62) Re: Genell Sullivan ('62RIP) I sincerely believe that sometimes it's best to let our friends and loved ones "Rest in Peace" ~ not be concerned about the "how and whys," but let us remember the good times we shared. Genell passed on shortly after our '62 high school graduation and was in Utah at the time of her death. Genell and I were very different in many ways, but became close friends. I had always enjoyed Genell's fun and outgoing personality, but not until we moved to our home on Hains Ave, did I really get to know the "real Genell." She attended daily church classes prior to school, but our long walks home together from high school, let me get to know the really neat person that she was. (of course, most days we stopped off for ice-cream at Newberry's) Along with her humor and wit, was a deep, caring, serious and thoughtful person that was sometimes really hurting inside, but laughing and joking on the outside. Many of us also remember the accomplished musician that she was. When I was called about Genell's death, I was truly devastated ~ some of us were asked to sing at her service, but I simply couldn't. I remember Henry Parker ('62) and I went to her Funeral and Graveside service together. One of the stories I've told several times over the years when sharing "unbelievable experiences," was when I went to take flowers to Genell's grave for the first time, a couple of weeks after her passing. I was the only person at the cemetery and I could only faintly remember the area of the cemetery where Genell's grave site was. The following honestly happened: As I was walking along looking for Genell's name, on a sunny day without one bit of a breeze, a bouquet of flowers fell over onto a grave. I stopped and picked them up. I continued walking on and I heard a noise ~ I looked back and the bouquet had fallen once again, for no apparent reason. I went back and as I was picking up the bouquet, I saw the name, Irene. Irene was Genell's middle name and her first name, Genell, was covered up by other flowers. I cried and laughed at the same time. Genell had me smiling! During the time Genell was in Utah, I received several cards from her. She simply would sign her name with no message or return address. Months after her death, I was looking at those cards and at that time found that in the last card sent, she had written a full page letter on the back side of the folded card. I felt terrible that I hadn't seen it before and also so pleased that shortly before her death, Genell felt she could share with me. Fondly remembering our friend and classmate, Genell Sullivan. May She Rest In Peace. -Jeanie Hutchins Simon ('62) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Karen Kleinpeter Kroger ('63) After reading Sonny Davis' ('62) entry I just have to contribute, too. MY favorite teacher of all time was also Mr. Patrick Joseph Vitulli, 5th grade, Jefferson. There are lots of good stories from that year, but the small one about the start of school, Mr. Robt. J. Wilson, Prin., and me seems appropriate: In those days, about a week before school was to begin in the fall, we received a post card in the mail telling us what our new room number would be. It didn't say who the teacher was, but I knew when I saw "Room 107" that I was doomed. It was Mr. Vitulli's room. I immediately announced that I was NOT GOING to school that year!!! My 4th grade teacher, Mr. Benny Ashbaugh, was kind and understanding. I liked him a lot. I didn't really know Mr. V., but my 4th grade room had been right next to his. I had heard of the swats that he delivered, and sometimes heard the loud, stinging sound as he punished some miscreant. I felt sick to my stomach every time. I knew I could never survive in there. So my mom, in desperation, took me to talk with Mr. Wilson, the Principal, about not attending school that year. He listened nicely, but said I had to go for one week. After that he would talk with me again and we would decide what to do. I can't remember exactly why, but I do know that after that first week, I couldn't have been pulled out of Mr. Vitulli's room with wild horses! I just loved him, and loved being in his class! We learned a lot that year, and enjoyed it. I think we would have done anything to please him. We chewed gum on Fridays. (If you forgot yours, someone would sell a stick for a penny.) We could even read comic books during the last hour on Fridays if we had all our work done. I remember him reading "The Angry Planet" about going to Mars. We were enthralled! At recess we played Prisoner's Base either against Mr. Ashbaugh's Class, or "boys against the girls." If we had P.E. in the gym, we played Warball. Somehow it seemed to me that our class was by far the best. All I know of him after Jefferson is that he was married to Art Dawald's daughter, and he moved to Spokane when he left Jefferson. I would LOVE to meet him again. Maybe we could have a "Students of Vitulli" lunch. Just this weekend I saw a really nice, soft, suede coat in a store and remarked to my husband that "Mr. Vitulli had a suede coat that we loved to touch." I have had some other fine teachers, but none as memorable and dear to my heart as P.J. Vitulli. I'm sorry to hear of Mr. Wilson's death. I knew his daughter, Julie ('62) and his son, Robbie ('63), who was in my class at Col-Hi, and I thought a lot of them both. My condolences to their family on the loss of their dad. Thanks for opening up the "Jefferson Memories", Sonny! -Karen Kleinpeter Kroger ('63) ~ Tieton, WA - where it's FOGGY. If we had some sun, the SNOW could begin melting! ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Keith Hunter ('63) Re: "Muscles"! Does any one really know what happened to Muscles? What was his real name, birth date, address? It would sure be nice to Know!! Who's up to the challenge? To find the real story! Burt, Jim?? Maybe he is still alive some where!.. -Keith Hunter ('63) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Patricia Rediske Weatherman ('63) To: Julia Alexander ('65) on 1-14-04 entry Re: Paint Colors Oh WooWee... do I remember the paint colors! They really did try to follow the fashions and it did result in some interesting choices. One year the living room colors were: Chocolate Brown, Forest Green, Burgundy, or Gray. Our mother was in despair until she found some material with a gray background and these exotic "tropical" flowers? feathers? in hot pink and Burgundy, with lime and dark green leaves and brown and tan branches on a gray background. She did up slip covers for the couch and chairs, drapes for the windows and a wide assortment of throw pillows with lime green ball fringe all over everything. Every once in a while we still find a piece of that material in old stuff we are looking thru. The walls? Well... three were gray and one was forest green - I think... help me out here, Len. They always had a color and white enamels for the bathroom and kitchen and flat paint for the rest of the rooms. Re: Public Health Nurses I got almost all my shots from the visiting Public Health Nurse, and boy was she slick. I got all worried that it would hurt, she said "Count one, two, three for me." I said "One" and she asked me why I was counting, said she was all done and I didn't feel a thing! They also came to visit all the new mothers and babies to make sure everything was going ok. Those were the days. -Patricia Rediske Weatherman ('63) ~ Bothell, WA ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Bill Scott ('64) Re: Sonny/"Muscles" I, too, have fond memories of Sonny. Our house seemed to be on his regular bike-riding route, and when he passed by, he never failed to wave and call out to me. I also remember that for years he led the Atomic Frontier Days parade down GWWay on his beloved Schwinn bike. -Bill Scott ('64) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: V. Cathryn Hodgin, aka Vernona Chappelle ('64) To: Carol Cross Llewellyn ('64) Hey best friend, Happy Bday. I truly did not believe the birthday card I sent related to either of us! However, you must agree it was very funny! I love you, -V. Cathryn Hodgin, aka Vernona Chappelle ('64) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jeff Michael ('65) Re: 4th Grade at Spalding Hey Bombers & Bomberettes... Thanks for the input on my 4th grade teacher. When I first saw the response of Miss Birdsong, my mind sorta clanged. That just wasn't quite right. But how could there have been 2 gals from Boston. So, for once, I sat quietly for a day. Then, last night I woke up in the early hours with the name Mrs. Dodds dancing in my head. That rang a bell, but I just wasn't positive... I was also remembering Mrs. Pugh. Then, along came my life-long friend, Pat McLaughlin Cleavenger ('65), to once again, put it all together for me... they were the same person (not Pugh, but Dodds and Birdsong)! Duh, never woulda thunk o' that! She was definitely a good teacher... just didn't like loquatios boys who can't spell. Re: Coal Shovel Yes! I used one of those cool coal (snow) shovels myself! They were perfect for breaking the ice in the gutters during the snow melts. And as to heat in ranch houses... they started with coal furnaces with a roof hatch to dump the coal into the bin, near the back kitchen window. I can remember watching the delivery truck and hearing the lumps of coal fall into the bin. Dad had to load the furnace each day and "bank" it at night. Next came oil. A tank was placed outside the kitchen window next to the coal bin. The furnace was converted to an oil burner, with the admonishment to "never" open the old coal feed door. The same fan and duct delivered heat to the rooms and cold air returns brought warmed air back to be reheated. Never was also a supply of "fresh" air to the system... as if ranch houses were air-tight or even well insulated. Since the homes become the property of the individuals, not the government, most folks have eschewed the furnaces and swamp coolers for heat pumps to supply both hot and cold needs. And most coal bins have become closets, laundry areas or water softening equipment areas. dj jeff Michael ('65) ~ Richland - where it's another gray day in Paradise. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Brian Denning ('77) Re: Snow days? To: Greg Alley ('73) Only two days? I'm thinking ~4 days + behind! The way the Richland School Dist. thinks, my kids will still be attending school while my wife & I are sitting around the pool the end of June! (Although I'll give the city kudos for the street clearing activities!) They had better start thinking about using several of those "Teacher Conference" or whatever they call the "make-up" days very soon! Go Bombers! -Brian Denning ('77) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Zorba Manolopoulos ('91) Re: RHS Alumni Basketball Tournament If you are one who is tired or writing checks - registration fees for the RHS Alumni Basketball Tournament can now be paid via Credit Card. This is a service provided by PayPal. This also means you can register online as well. For more info go to If you have any questions just email me. -Zorba Manolopoulos ('91) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* CAME FROM THE NEW ALL BOMBER ALUMNI GUEST BOOK: NAME: lepto spirosis [aka Dave Swanson CLASS YEAR: Kennewick High School 1964 DATE: Thursday 01/08/2004 5:29:07pm COMMENTS: Yo Bombers, You have a great website. In tryiing to uphold our part of the Tri_cities, here is something your erstwhile "comrades in sandstorms" have been doing in Kennewick: ZINTEL CANYON PRESS is a purveyor of strange - but almost compelling - literature dealing with Kennewick, Washington. This literary style can best be described as "Emily Dickinson meets Charles Bukowski at Mann's Magic Mountain Inn for drinks and conversation." Zintel Canyon's first and likely only publication is "Journey to the East: On the Road to Kennewick" (ISBN 0-9748641-0-2), available for $19.64 + shipping and handling. Orders may be placed by writing to Hurry, before the D.B. Cooper taskforce closes in. Dave Swanson ('64Lion) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/16/04 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Curt Donahue ('53), Burt Pierard ('59), Carol Cross ('64) Jean Armstrong ('64), Nancy Mallory ('64) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* TODAY: 01/16 Girls of '54 Lunch BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Stephanie Dawson Janicek ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Barry Byron ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gene Gustafson ('68) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* EDITOR'S NOTE: Web Based vs. Hotmail accounts seem to get more SPAM than Yahoo. Hotmail allows 2MBs of FREE space -- Yahoo is 4MB If you HOTMAILers need to skip a few days checking your email, your mailbox will fill up faster than YAHOO -- and THEN your Sandstorm bounces.... HINT HINT HINT -Maren ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Curt Donahue ('53) Re: New Year I hope all remember that in this new year it is time to refurbish Maren's coffers with our annual contribution, with thanks for a job very well done. -Curt Donahue ('53) ~ Federal Way, WA ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Burt Pierard ('59) Re: Original House occupants Let's try this again. My brother Dick ('52) posed the following question in the 1/4/04 Sandstorm: "I wonder if there are any (or perhaps better, how many) other people in Richland who are the original and thus only occupants of the homes built there in 1943-45?" Almost everybody who has responded either misread his question or missed the specific time period he referenced. His question (and mine) is strictly limited to the 8 original (World War II) Alphabet Houses and most of the prefabs. The City Limits for that time period were Wright Ave. on the west and Van Giesen on the north (including the small bubbles up to Wilson in the central part and Hunt Point next to the river). All other areas, especially the ranch houses, came after WWII and are not part of the question. Alice Morgan (Bomber Mom & Wife) was the only correct respondent with her mention of the Frick Family in the "B" House on Farrell Lane. The question remains - are there any others (there might not be)? This distinction is critical since DuPont used an extreme worker classification method for assigning the original housing. A & B houses & prefabs were for the general Operations labor people and all the single unit houses (D, E, F, G, H & L) were for supervisors, management & Army Brass. When GE scrapped those designations after the War, the housing waiting lists began and people scrambled to get out of their duplexes & prefabs. Thus, many (if not most) of the original tenants eventually moved to single resident housing, especially with the advent of the ranch houses. So you can see the difficulty in locating anyone who personally, or continued by their family, were original (and still living there) tenants of the WWII housing. I would expand my Bro's question to include the Tract Houses - the Davis Clan might qualify here. (Note to Kay Weir Fishback {'37): yes, I know the original occupants of the Tract Houses were the "original" Richlanders.) Bomber Cheers, -Burt Pierard ('59) ~ Richland ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Carol Cross Llewellyn ('64) To: [Vernona] Cathryn Chappelle Hodgin ('64) Thanks for your 1-15 entry. Now that you have broken the Sandstorm ice, maybe you can share some memories from Col-Hi and Richland. Your memory is much better than mine; like I don't remember spilling sloe gin on your brother Howard's ('57) car window... Thanks for being the best friend ever - can't imagine life without you. -Carol Cross Llewellyn ('64) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jean Armstrong Reynolds ('64) Re: Phoenix Area Lunch Now that my busy weekend and week is over, it is time to catch up again. The 80th birthday party for my father-in- law was a great success. Lots of food and fun and being surrounded by family was so much fun, and it was my husband's family. The last of the kids left this morning. I was going to get this sent in the first of the week, but I had a wisdom tooth dug out Tuesday. [YUKKY details deleted. -Ed]. Glad I don't have to do that ever again. My jaw is swollen and bruised, but the ibuprofen is doing it's job. Although it did set me back a little on my schedule of things to get done. Getting to business, the (4th) Phoenix Luncheon PLACE: The Cracker Barrel ADDRESS: 1209 N. Litchfield Rd., Goodyear, AZ PHONE: (623) 856-5161 DIRECTIONS: Just north of I-10 off Litchfield Road Let's all meet Saturday, January 24th, at 11:30 and have lunch and a great visit with our Bomber friends. Email me and let me know if you can make it for sure. Thanks, -Jean Armstrong Reynolds ('64) ~ Goodyear, AZ - where the sun is still shinning and it's still in the 70s ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Nancy Mallory Johnson ('64) Re: some memories Some recent submissions have brought up some memories. I remember a doctor coming to our house after we waited at his office for a while (could have been Baugher or Corrado -- he rode a motor scooter, I think). As for shots, most of those we got at school. The polio vaccine (in a sugar cube) we went to the community center for (I think). Does anyone remember the savings accounts we had thru the school? We brought our coins to school and they were put in a small envelope for deposit at the bank. I have lived east of the Mississippi since '71 (mostly in Mississippi, but now in Tennessee). Many people are surprised when I tell them there is a desert in Washington (this is after I make sure and say "Washington STATE", otherwise they assume when you say "Washington" that you mean that large city where the President lives. I have also gotten funny looks when I say we didn't know what our dads did. My folks moved into a new precut on Stanton (when they got the right number of people in the family) around '48 or so. At present my niece is living there. I remember when they came and painted -- as I recall the color choices were slim -- horrible, terrible, or awful. You also took off the handles on the kitchen cabinets or they painted over them. We had an oil furnace (tank was buried in the back), thought they later converted to electric baseboard heat. My mom said when they first moved there (she and my brother David (64) came in '45) they would come around back and get your garbage can and empty it and take it back -- one of the incentives to get workers, I guess) (they lived in a prefab at 93 Casey when they first got there.) I remember the sand storms, too. We had one blow into MS one time from Texas -- you should have heard all the carrying on about it! -Nancy Mallory Johnson ('64) ~ It's cooling off here in TN now after a couple of really nice mild days. Rain expected for the weekend ******************************************************* ******************************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/17/04 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 9 Bombers sent stuff: Ken Ely ('49), Steve Carson ('58) Carol Carson ('60), John Browne ('61) John Adkins ('62), Gary Behymer ('64) Louise Moyers ('65), Kathie Moore ('69) Stu Osborn ('71) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* TODAY: The first Chicago Area LUNCH BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Betty Ely King ('47) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Teresa Holmes Pofahl ('93) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Ken Ely ('49) Happy birthday to my sister, Betty Ely King ('47) on this day, January 17th. -Ken Ely ('49) ~ Orangevale, CA - where it is foggy and cold ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Steve Carson ('58) Our first Chicago area luncheon will be held TODAY, Saturday, January 17th at Steven's Steak House in Elmhurst, Illinois.Steven's is at the intersection of 290 and York Road. Exit 12 off of 290 (the Eisenhower). So far we have only three attendees, Wally Carlson ('61), Anna Manolopoulos ('74) and Steve Carson ('58). Hopefully we can come up with additional Bombers who have strayed from the Left Coast. -Steve Carson ('58) ~ Chicago, IL ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Take pictures for the Alumni Sandstorm. -Maren] ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Carol Carson Renaud ('60) I agree with Curt Donahue ('53). Maren . . . could you publish your mailing address again? We all appreciate what you do and we want to let you know that it is important to us. -Carol Carson Renaud ('60) ~ Shoreline, WA - where it is foggy and damp this morning. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Carol, I don't like to put my address "out there" in an email or on the net... send me an email asking for it and I'll give it to you. The "billing Department" (ME) hasn't emailed "bills" since June. -Maren] ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: John Browne , Jr. ('61) Re: Jefferson daze My first year in Richland (1953) found me enrolled midstream at Jefferson (having been plucked away from 4th grade in a parochial school in Tacoma). My memory of a principal there was Art Lind- I really can't recall Mr. Wilson- at least, not That Mr. Wilson (which is too bad, because the way things usually worked for me, my dad would have been called to school at some point, & maybe he & Mr. Wilson would have discovered a common bond in the Army Air Corps, for whom my old man piloted B-17s in the 15th Air Force during the last year of WWII). I did pick up my first spat at Jeff, though, from Mr. Dewey, re: the use of intemperate language in his presence, before we moved nearer Spalding. Does anyone remember a 6th grade teacher there, by the name of Wilson? That man actually pushed my subliminal responses into the open for the first time (well- the first time that I'd ever noticed them) by virtue of math drills, where we were to write down only the answers to his verbal challenges (which he took to a faster & faster pace, as the weeks progressed). It was really amazing to me to write a number down faster than I could think of the answer in a structured way... maybe a glimpse into the roots of intuition, for which I'll always be grateful. (We didn't stay there long, though... no family member was working in 'the Area', so we ended up in Benton City for our next billet- a truly palatial farmhouse with chickens, orchards across the road, an airplane engine on a stick visible from the front porch, sagebrush right across the street- heaven!) ^..^ P.S. The old flyboy, who was known as "Fidel" in the late '50s when he worked at Sears Uptown (must have been the beard), is hangin' in there, & has some fond memories of our days on the Dry side... ^..^ -JHBrowne, Jr. ('61) ~ Vashon Island, WA ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: John Adkins ('62) Re: Hotmail vs. Yahoo I have a hotmail account - in several years I have had that account I have never seen it over 20% loaded -mmmmm maybe if you clear your e mails that would help? Further Yahoo is a very aggressive site source - you can easily end up with yahoo being your home page and Yahoo stuffing their browser on your hard drive - just by missing one of their little check marks someplace. ..... that's a subscriber HINT - HINT - HINT -John Adkins "62" Richland - still got snow ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Gary Behymer ('64) Re: Bombers Gone Wild! ...with all of the entries to the Alumni Sandstorm... are you going to change it to "Bombers Gone Wild?" -Gary Behymer ('64) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Louise Moyers ('65) I would ask your thoughts and prayers for my mother, Lois Moyers, who passed away on Thursday, January 15, 2004. -Louise Moyers ('65) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Kathie Moore Adair ('69) Re: Cool Desert Nights Even though they haven't updated the website, the Cool Desert Nights car show is scheduled for June 24-26, 2004 in Richland per Lori Miller at the Richland Chamber of Commerce. Start your engines and make your reservations! -Kathie Moore ('69) Adair ~ in dreary West Richland - where there is plenty of snow ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Stu Osborn ('71) To: Maren Re: Bouncing Sandstorms A couple of things that recipients of the Alumni Sandstorm may not know regarding Hotmail... First, setting a slightly stronger 'Junk E-mail' filter than default will help keep Inboxes from filling up every day allowing Bombers to hang on to a few more of their old Sandstorms and keep new ones from bouncing back. From the Hotmail 'Inbox', click on the 'Options' link. From there, choose the 'Junk E-mail Protection' link, then the 'Junk E-Mail Filter' link. On that page, you'll need to select the middle radio button which will set your client in a mode to throw most spam into the 'Junk E-Mail' folder. Just like deleted email, messages in the 'Junk' folder don't count against your storage capacity limit. However, doing this requires a bit of maintenance for awhile because a stronger filter causes some messages that aren't junk to be delivered into the 'Junk' folder. So every couple of days you'll need to go into that folder and see if there's messages from senders that aren't junk. When you find one, all you have to do is select it and from the menu above the main window, choose the "This is not junk" option and it will allow you to set future mails from this sender to be delivered into your Inbox. The beauty of stronger junk protection is two-fold. You get the spam out of sight, out of mind and your Inbox doesn't fill up so quickly. Plus, for a paltry sum of $9.95 per year, Hotmail users can up their storage capacity to 10-MB. I'm using this option and only see my Inbox grow to 25% of it's capacity limit at most. For those "pack rats" who keep a lot of old messages for a bit more dinero, 25-MB, 50-MB and 100-MB storage limits are also available. Re: Chief Jo HACKS I'd be remiss if I didn't come right out and admit, along with everyone else that I received a hack in Junior High School. Fighting in the courtyard on a break between classes was my downfall... But hey - I didn't start the row, two smaller guys jumped me and tackled me and yelled at the top of their lungs, "PILE ON!!!" Remember when we used to do that? The entire courtyard of boys assembled there heard the yell, ran over and began to fling themselves on the top of the heap. It was OK if you were the lucky boy on top of the pile but in this instance I was not so lucky. I guess it was a right of passage to be singled out by the mob and crushed below a frenzied pack of young squirming bodies. Well, after the pile picked itself up off of me, I staggered up and shoved the first instigator I saw. That was my downfall. A teacher saw me do that. I learned in that instant that life is like football in that regard. They never catch the first offender, just the retaliator. I was marched up to the Principal's office and without a fair trial, sentenced to a hack by none other than Mr. Faddis, my one-handed Science teacher. Mr. Faddis had lost a hand somehow and sported a "Captain Hook" prosthetic pincher instead of his left hand. I never saw his name mentioned here in reference to doling out corporal punishment but I'll never forget the STING of his long pine paddle drilled with numerous holes wielded by his remarkable one-handed "backhand" style with a twist of the waist and that very hurtful follow-though. OUCH. That was the only hack I ever, ever received... understandably. -Stu Osborn ('71) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/18/04 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers and 1 Bomber death notice today: George Swan ('59), Ed Quigley ('62) Carol Converse ('64), Gary Behymer ('64) Jean Armstrong ('64), Vicki Owens ('72) Brad Upton ('74) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* BOMBER LUNCH TODAY: Spokane BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Missy Keeney ('59) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jeannie Shanks Cooke ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kathy O'Neil Childs ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sheila Davis Galloway ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Eric Holmes ('90) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: George Swan ('59) Re: Ron Monk ('57) My sister, Marilyn ('63), and I pretty much grew up on the Southeast corner of Wright and Symons Streets. Ron Monk and his sister Phyllis ('60) lived on the Northwest corner of Wright and Tinkle Streets, one short block north of us. Our house seemed to be a gathering place for the neighborhood kids, Azures, Minnears, Monks, and Thaves (sp?), and for a while the Egberts. My mom played the guitar, Ron Monk, of course played the piano, and the Thaves girls, Bonnie ('56), Carolyn ('58), and Marlene ('57) sang, and I played the radio. We had a piano which, much to my mother's dismay, I never learned to play. However, Ron put it to use. He put thumbtacks into the felt striker pads that hit the strings in the piano and he had an authentic "Bar room rinky tink sounding piano." After that the place was jumping. You would have thought our place became saloon. That went on for a while. Then Ron graduated and went in the Air Force. When he came home he became a mail carrier and as you know did the Gaslight and other band things. Last I know of him was about three or four years ago I was in my Mother's front yard doing some work and Ron stopped to say, "Hi." He said he was living in West Richland. He was always smiling. -George Swan ('59) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Ed Quigley ('62) Re: "Spats"... Man, I'm glad that this thread started, awhile back... Confession's good for the soul, aint it, folks? :) I have to admit to being shocked that Susan Nussbaum ('63) 'fessed up; I couldn't imagine her doing anything to get one, but Jill Butler's ('63) admission came as no surprise, as Jill always hit me as being a pretty "lively lady"! :) I'm pretty sure that Jane Warford ('62), Melinda Maple ('62), and Kathy Crammer ('62) may also have been members of that "august membership"... Girls? I see that most of us started "acquiring" our records, sometime in grade school, and my first was delivered by my first male teacher, Dale Moberg (at Jefferson), who was a GREAT teacher! Can't begin to compile those I received at Chief Jo, but I'm pretty sure that my record never approached Allan Coffman's ('62), if the story of him receiving one every other day, or more, is true... Is it, Allan? I DO know that I received my last one from Coach Pritchett, which was a "blind side shot", while Gary Koford ('62 -- anybody know whatever happened to Gary?) and I were practicing during wrestling in our sophomore year. I think I must have decided after that to modify my behavior... somewhat... To: Jim Hoff ('57) I understand your feelings toward the abuse of this type of discipline, but I'll tell you, for myself, I do believe that a spat served the dual purpose of both getting my attention, and quieting me down. I'm not sure any other form of punishment would have worked; getting sent to the principal's office was just a joke, except for the fact that my Dad always heard about it, and then the joke ceased being funny, but that was always a few days later, when he and Al Skov would be hunting together... God knows during my years in Richland, I must have written thousands of sentences that stated with, "I shall not... ", both on the blackboards after school, and on paper! I still think that corporal punishment should hold a place in the hierarchy of disciplines, but should be, like capital punishment, held as a last resort. On the other hand, your experience in education far outweighs my own, as mine is either on the one-to-one basis, or advanced education, where I don't run into these problems, so I do respect your opinion, despite our differing viewpoints. To: Barb Fichter ('72) Are you any relation to Dick Fichter ('62)? I used to see Dick at art fairs, once and awhile, and was blown away by his woodworking. I know that at that time he lived in Sumner (Puyallup?), but I haven't seen him for awhile, and was just wondering where he disappeared to, as he was a fine artist! Re: Shelley McCoy ('63RIP) Didn't Shelley own a '55/6 Chev sedan, early on? It seems to me that Shelley was the first guy that I raced after getting my '57, but "OTD" (Old Timers' Disease") leads me to question my own memories, sometimes! What I do remember, without a doubt, was Shelley's wacky sense of humor, and how much every one liked him. -Ed Quigley ('62) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Carol Converse Maurer ('64) To: Nancy Mallory Johnson ('64) I, too, remember the savings account through school. I remember going to Seattle First National Bank, I believe. Did we actually bring our money to school? That, I don't remember. I remember going with my mother to the bank and depositing a few pennies. Re: PHNs I remember the Public Health Nurse coming to the house when I was little. Also, our doctor, Dr. Corrado came to the house quite often. I had asthma when I was young, so he made frequent house calls. The main time that I remember the nurse coming to the house, was when I came down with the chicken pox during the summer of 1st grade. I remember her saying that I couldn't play with anyone for about a week or so, but that I would be allowed to play outside. I guess that was a concern with my folks, as it was hot. I remember having a small pup tent and I would play in there with all my dolls. Re: Shots I remember getting my shots at school. Even the polio vaccine in the sugar cubes. The line was quite long. As memory serves me, I think it was in the gym, but I may be wrong. I really don't remember getting any shots at the community center. Re: Hospital I remember having to go to the hospital at times and waiting in this huge room. There were several patient tables around the room. Lots of chairs to sit in while you waited your turn. Do any of you remember that? Was like a children's ward or something. Perhaps it was the first emergency room for kids? This memory was from the late '40s early '50s. Way too vivid to be a dream, haha. -Carol Converse Maurer ('64) ~ Eureka, CA - where we have had a week or so of warm weather, but is to get colder with this next storm. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Gary Behymer ('64) Re: Sweet Taters.... Go ahead... it's worth looking at... Gary Behymer ('64) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jean Armstrong Reynolds ('64) To: Class of '64 Re: '64 in '04 Reunion Now that I am caught up with everything I was behind on, I am ready to start on the information booklet for our "40" class reunion in June. I am going to scrapbook the senior class pictures and Deedee Willox Loiseau ('64) is going to do the Name, Address, Phone Number, Special Things part. I can copy all the pictures out of our yearbook, but I need pictures of those from our class who don't have a picture in the '64 Columbian, so, if you graduated or would have graduated in '64, please email me with your name and where I can get a picture to put in the info booklet. With Deedee doing the information part, maybe it would be a good idea to send a carbon copy (email) or snail mail to Deedee when you fill out the form. The form is on the website, right Maren? Deedee and I want to have this completed by June 1st. We need to get the ball rolling, so we have it all ready to hand out at our big 40 year reunion. I thank you ahead of time for your prompt response, -Jean Armstrong Reynolds ('64) ~ Goodyear, AZ - where our Phoenix Luncheon is next Saturday ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Vicki Owens ('72) Re: home health care Somewhere around 1961 there was a special offer in Franklin County for people to get free chest x-rays. Because my big brother, Bill ('69) had asthma, Mom thought it was a good idea to drive over so he could get the free x-ray, and I tagged along. He got his x-ray (which showed good, healthy lungs), and the nurse asked whether I shouldn't also get an x-ray. Well, hey, it was free, so why not?! Mine showed some sort of shadow, and for several months afterwards I had to take white tablets about the size of aspirin, used for treating TB. Now, nobody actually ever SAID I had tuberculosis, but they would always talk about the shadow on my lungs and tell me to keep taking the TB treatment. That's when a public health nurse started making regular visits to our home, to see how I was doing. I began to experience a huge growth spurt, mostly horizontal, and Mom decided it must be those white pills. I have a vivid memory of the day that the public health nurse was due to visit, and Mom had unilaterally decided to take me off those white tablets. When the nurse drove up, Mom told me to go into the other room because she needed to talk to the nurse. I thought maybe I was in trouble for something, though wasn't too sure what. (Such paranoia was probably not very crazy, based on my deportment grades at Christ the King.) Of course ranch houses aren't so very big that you can go off to the guest wing or something, and I could hear every word between Mom and the public health nurse. The nurse was very gracious, supported Mom's decision to take me off the pills, and left after only two or three minutes, never to return. Maybe some medical folks can venture a guess at what those pills were? I've wondered whether the weight gain was really due to those pills and, if so, what was in them? Re: paint colors I don't remember the government's paint palate in Richland, but do have a memory of WSU. When I hit the Wazzu campus, most of the rooms in the older halls were either pastel blue or pastel green. (I lived in Stevens Hall, named after territorial governor Isaac Stevens, which had the distinction of being the "oldest continuously-serving tertiary hall of residence west of the Mississippi", or some such thing. Whatever it was, it was a good enough to get the hall designated a National Historic Landmark shortly after I left.) The story went that the green was "French Green", and was so named after the wife of the then-recently retired president of WSU, C. Clement French. Apparently she loved that color so much that she had EVERYthing on campus painted French Green. It didn't take long to realize it was a very practical color. When time came to move out you could fill in the holes you made to hang your Desiderata and psychedelic, day glo posters with Crest toothpaste. Then you didn't have to pay a fine for leaving holes in your walls! I've favored off white ever since, despite my banana yellow bedroom in high school. -Vicki Owens ('72) ~ Kampala, Uganda - where there's no snow ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Brad Upton ('74) Re: Hacks It seems to me that the hacks were far more prevalent at Chief Jo than at Carmichael (although I did receive one at Carmichael). I was wondering about the difference. Maybe it was a philosophical difference between the two staffs. Then I realized that the Carmichael people were just smarter, nicer and better behaved. -Brad Upton ('74) Carmichael '71 ******************************************************* ******************************************************* ******************************************************* Bomber Death Notice >>Eva Clark Perry ('49) ~ 1931 - 12/9/03 *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/19/04 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 14 Bombers, 1 Bomber Mom, 1 Bomber Death Notice today: Doreen Hallenbeck ('51), Curt Donahue ('53), Gunderson Sisters ('60, '63/'64, '64) Mike Rice ('60), Ann Engel ('63), Sharon McDermott ('63) Linda Reining ('64), Jeff Michael ('65), Rick Maddy (67) Brad Wear ('71), Mike Davis ('74), Karen Davis ('76) BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* Bomber LUNCH Today: 1940's Ladies & Spouses BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sharon Brooks Sims ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Donna Bowers Rice ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jean Armstrong Reynolds ('64) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Doreen Hallenbeck Waldkoetter ('51) Re: Janet Hallenbeck Wade ('49) Today, January 18th, my sister Janet, passed away in Chehalis, WA. Janet had a major/massive stroke nine years ago which totally paralyzed the right side of her body and took away her speech. She handled herself magnificantly through all the adversities. Janet is survived by her husband Don, daughter Cathy in Kent, WA and son Richard in Fon du Lac, WI. -Doreen Hallenbeck Waldkoetter ('51) ~ Green Valley, AZ ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Curt Donahue ('53) Re: Hacks Through all this discussion on hacks, I don't recall any mention of the Hack Master, Fran Rish. When he gave hacks in P.E. it was a real production -Curt Donahue ('53) ~ Federal Way, WA ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: The Gunderson Girls (Suzie-'60, Jane-'63&'64, & Pat-'64) Re: Bomber Mom To those of you who knew our Mom, we would like you to know that she passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 17, 2004. Her name was Connie Gunderson when all of our friends knew her. She did remarry after all three of us were out of high school, thus her name became C. C. Rider. She always loved that name....because of the song. She was 90.5, and lived a life filled with love. She was a sweet, dear friend, mother, grand-mother, and great-grandmother. We only hope that the Gunderson Girls can fulfill all the hopes and dreams she had for her "three little girls". We loved you then, we love you now, and we will always love you, Mom. -The Gunderson Girls Suzie Gunderson Chiles ('60), Jane Gunderson Jensen ('63&'64), and Pat Gunderson Foushee ('64) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Mike Rice ('60) Happy Birthday to my wife Donna Bowers Rice ('63) this January 19, 2004. She is up in the Seattle area assisting her mother who is taking Chemo for cancer today. Any of her classmates from the Gold Medal Class of 63 is welcome to call her after 5:00 PM to wish her a happy birthday. I am sure she would enjoy hearing a friendly voice. She is staying at her mother's home and the phone number is [deleted for privacy... email me (Maren) if you want the number. -Maren] -Mike Rice ('60) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Ann Engel Schafer ('63) Re: Banking money The grade school that I work at is just starting having the kids saving money. We have a great bunch of parents who do a lot at our school. The kids bring their money and bank book in on Tuesday and a parent takes the money to the bank. -Ann Engel Schafer (Gold Metal class of '63) ~ Vancouver, WA where we have almost gotten rid of our snow and it is trying to warm up. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Sharon McDermott Bruce ('63) To: Vicki Owens ('72) Re: Your chest x-ray and the white pills They probably suspected you had been exposed to TB, in which case a person is given medication to take for a year or more. I don't know about the side affects, maybe it was just a coincidence. I worked at the Texas Dept. of Health for a few yrs. and anyone that had a questionable chest x-ray was put on the medicine.. I have no idea what color the pills were but back then probably white. -Sharon McDermott Bruce ('63) ~ in beautiful and cool "now" San Antonio, TX - where the weather changes from minute to minute, ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Linda Reining ('64) To: Nancy Mallory Johnson ('64) Re: school savings accounts I remember those accounts, can't remember exactly how often or what days we took the money to school, but I remember the little brown envelope with our passbook in it. I don't remember doing it while I was at Marcus Whitman, but I do remember doing it at Spalding from 4th grade through 6th grade. Re: Public Health Nurse When my brother, Tim ('71WB) was born, the nurse came to the house to help my mom (I was 7... don't know why she came), she would come in the morning and go home at night, when my dad came home from work. Re: doctor's house calls When I was little, I was always having trouble with bronchitis and Dr. Putra would come all the way from his office in Pasco to give me a shot or help my mom set up the oxygen tent over my bed to help me breathe better. He also came when I got measles and told my folks to keep the rooms dark. I remember my mom putting tinfoil on all the windows in the prefab... I also wore sunglasses... not exactly sure which type of measles I had, but I know they were worried about blindness, so that is why the rooms had to be kept dark. Re: shots I remember getting those in grade school, too. (did we get them in junior high and high school, too?) We would go to the gym, stand in line and when it was our turn, the nurse would give us whatever booster shot we needed. I also remember the little white, paper cup with a sugar cube in it... polio vaccine. anyone know when they quit giving shots at the schools? To: Carol Converse Maurer ('64) Re: waiting rooms I don't remember anything like that, but then the only times I remember being in the hospital is when I had my tonsils and adenoids taken out (I was 9) and was at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Pasco... I remember being put in a crib-like bed... had sides that were pulled up all around it... don't know when they quit using those, but I thought I was in jail or something!!!! It scared me and I spent a lot of nights (for some reason, if you were in the hospital, you were always in there for at least a week, no matter what you were having done!) crying and having the nurses come in and threatening to call my mom... well, good grief, that is exactly what I wanted, didn't they know that????? Anoiter vivid memory of being in the hospital is when I got the mumps at age 18 and had to be hospitalized... this time, the only room available was in the "psych" ward at Our Lady of Lourdes, so that is where I was for a week... nobody could come into the room, except the nurses and the doctor... man, that was a scary room... bars on all the windows and even on the little window in the door and it had a huge lock on it, which was kept locked at all times!! Scared the daylights out of me to sleep in there... kept wondering if I was ever gonna get out of there and if they would remember WHY I was in THAT room!!!!! -Linda Reining ('64) ~ Bakersfield, CA - have had a couple days of tule fog, but not enough for the schools to be delayed, much to the dismay of the kids, and temps in the high 40s, low 50s. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jeff Michael ('65) Re: Blue & Gold To: Brad Upton ('74) Do you have writers for your jokes or do you come up with them yourself? Whatever... fire the guy that laid down the one about folks at Chief Jo. Warriors are always superior to pussy-cats. Maybe your brain DID wander through the Bermuda Triangle and get lost forever. Re: house calls Yes, the doctors did make house-calls in my youth. Seems like for something like 14 Christmas breaks in a row! Sometimes during spring vacation, too. I also remember Dr. Corrado... did he take care of all the kids? Remember when there were doctors who were called "General Practioners"? Guess there were less medical problems then... one doctor could handle more stuff. dj jeff Michael ('65) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Rick Maddy (67) Re: Hacks I got hacks from Mrs. Puderbaugh in fifth grade at L&C for flipping Pat Wyland ('67) the finger during class. I will never forget Pat yelling out in the classroom, Mrs. Puderbaugh, Rick Maddy just gave me the finger! I was stoop faced, as Mr. Webb (Ken Webbs ('67) dad), would say. (Always asking, What you stoopfaces doing tonight? A wonderful loving man (RIP). The hacks wound up being no more than embarrassment for me because Mrs. Puderbaugh had no power. Did not hurt. Was NOT a deterrent for any of my later mischievous endeavors. I believe those hacks hurt her more than me. Re: Carmichael At Carmichael, the dreaded hack performances coming from Mr. Billups classroom were like getting a death sentence. I hated even walking by the mans classroom (a.k.a. the torture chamber). I hated school. I have no idea why. I just made graduation by the skin of my teeth. The three summer school classes between my junior and senior years were the make it or break it difference (As an adult going back to college for a BA, and actually reading a book or two, I enjoyed it very much). I seemed to have had this 'there is a kid needing a hack' kind of face in junior high. Although, I did manage to escape Mr. Billups' nasty hole drilled board. I recall he even had a leather strap on the end of the handle for wrapping around his wrist so the board wouldn't get away from him. Not being on the business end of Mr. Billup's board is a feat I'm still proud of. Many did not and they are not 'fessing up here in the Alumni Sandstorm. I recall Scott Hartcorn ('67) and I goofing around before class one day (eighth grade?), I think we were arm wrestling instead of reading, the teacher walked in and it was hack time. Can not recall the teacher's name. Maybe Scott remembers that one. Mr. Arnold, the wood shop teacher, and another one of my favorite teachers, gave out hacks. I missed those too. I was wondering if Ron Hansen ('67) ever got hacks for throwing those .45 cal. bullets into the shop's wood burning scrap stove? If this happened today we would be talking to Ron using the phone on the freedom side of the bullet proof glass. My parents seemed to take hacks in stride. That generation seemed to believe school corporal punishment was just as much a part of school as Dick and Jane. Some have mentioned waiting for their father to come home from swing shift being an eternity. Those minutes were worse than any of the entire experience. And long depressing minutes at that. A student getting a hack at school seemed to be treated by peers as if they had been awarded some kind of badge of honor or had just won the Hack Recipient of the Day Award. Like several have mentioned, if I got hacks at school, then I also got to meet the same fate at home. And that was as much fun as a bleeding ulcer. My dad was not the kinder, gentler, non-aggressive, firm-but-fair psychologist and pediatrician type that teachers and parents are supposed to adhere to today, or go to jail for child abuse. Frank Maddy was raised with a razor strap hanging on the farmhouse wall next to the rear door and a switch in the classroom. A different era, to say the least. For example, the father of a friend of mine was raised in central Canada where you can see the curve of the earth on a sunny day. When he was a kid he got into trouble and the teacher made him kneel down in the gritty coal dust next to the classroom stove (during the '20s). I have been in this one-room school outside Weyburn, Sas., Canada. If you can remember coal, as many of us do, and the small, gravel like sharp edged pieces, this becomes more than simple punishment for bad behavior. Orv said it bloodied his knees and he never forgave that teacher. He never went back to school either, which was not unusual. Even my father only had a sixth grade education because the farm and surviving southern Iowa was more important. Besides, they both could read, write and do simple arithmetic by then. What else does one need other than an apprenticeship? Our modern hacks were possibly a subjectively milder form of corporal punishment filtering down from a long history of school offered punishments bordering on cruelty. Did someone say when hacks came to an end? I don't recall anyone ever begging a teacher to "Ohhhh, spank me!" But after the first time this happened, I believe hacks came to an abrupt halt. What class year was that? Anybody? -Rick Maddy ('67) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Brad Wear ('71) To: Brad Upton ('74) Nicer, smarter, I doubt it. We were just more adventurous, rebellious, and creative at Chief Jo, and the staff just wanted to get us under control. No inmates running the asylum while Gene Bernard was in control. -Brad Wear ('71) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Mike Davis ('74) I'd like to wish my sister, Sheila ('71), a very happy 51st birthday (a day late). She doesn't look a day over 51!!! I love ya To: Brad Upton ('74) Re: more hacks at Chief Jo than Carmichael Brad, The reason we were getting more hacks at CJ was because we had to pay for whippin' your Carmichael asses in everything from chess to baseball!!! tee hee! -Mike Davis ('74) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Karen Davis Scheffer ('76) To: Sheila Davis Galloway ('71) I would like to take this opportunity to wish my big sissy a wonderful birthday--a day late, sorry. In our family from the very beginning, after Dad and Mom, Sheila was in charge. There was no doubt about it in anyone's mind---Sheila was the boss. It didn't matter if Steve ('72RIP) was 6'5" or outweighed her or even if Mike ('74) outwitted her, or if the twins ('82) tried to connive her, she was and is the princess. The best thing about her being the boss though--is she is good at it. When family matters need controlled, she handles it. When Mom, her kids, siblings, nieces or nephews need assistance or an ear or even a place to party--she is there. She never stops giving of herself, whatever she has, her time and mostly her love. It never ceases to amaze me that at the end of a long day that she worked, she then runs her kids errands for them, makes dinner for her family and Mom and sometimes Mike (a feat in itself), catches up on housework and laundry, maybe attends a church function, gets together with friends, then helps the kids with school work and still finds time for Mom or her husband, Steve. Granted, a lot of us are stretched to those limits just being a Mom and wife, but how many of you get up at the crack of dawn and are the last one in bed at night in this respect? Sheila goes like this on a daily basis---and if you ever drop by the house on Tinkle St., you'll find it almost immaculate. Sheila is incredible in my eyes and as she told me today as I called and wished her a happy day and teased that she was getting old, "Karen, you just better hope you're in as good shape and health as I am when you hit 51!" I thought and told her, Yeah, I hope I am because I still have a 5 year old to raise!!!! Sheila, we come from the same roots---and they are darn good ones---and because of that we share some of the same attributes and I sincerely hope that I can have assurance that the Lord one day will say, "Well done Karen, just like Sheila." I thank God you are my sister and I love you so much---not only for the sister you are to me, but for what you are to everyone else who you touch. Thank you for the unconditional love you have displayed in opening your life and house to Mom. As you celebrate this day, birthday number two without your birthday buddy--dad, who would have been 75 years young today---I pray that there are many more ahead of you for I can't imagine this family without you as the boss. That position is yours these last 51 years -------------and you're darn good at it. I love you sissy---thanks for being my best friend. -Karen Davis Scheffer ('76) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) I can't believe Melinda Maple ('62) got hacks at Chief Jo as someone indicated in the Sandstorm today. We lived with Melinda, her sister, and father Jay in the early 50s and we took care of the girls while their dad was at work. She was a sweetheart. Although I think I do remember spanking her one time, can't remember why. I enjoyed the time we spent with them and Jay taught me how to cook -BJ Davis (Jean to Melinda) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* ******************************************************* Death Notice >>Janet Hallenbeck Wade ('49) ~ 1931 - 1/18/04 *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/20/04 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 14 Bombers sent stuff: Dick McCoy ('45,'46, '02), Anna May Wann ('49) Dick Roberts ('49), Ron Mayberry ('53) Mike Brady ('61), Marilyn Swan ('63) Carol Converse ('64), Jeff Michael ('65) Patty de la Bretonne ('65), Dwight Carey ('68) Brad Upton ('74), Cristy Cone ('74) Mike Davis ('74), Shelley Williams ('84) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jack Evans ('62) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Dick McCoy ('45,'46, '02) Re: Janet ('49RIP) To: Doreen Hallenbeck ('51) My sincere regrets to you and your family for the passing of your sister, Janet. I don't believe I have ever met her. But I've met you, and we have had such fun about and at Club 40 over the years. Love, -Dick McCoy ('45,'46, '02) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Ann Thompson, aka Anna May Wann ("49) Re: North King County Luncheon (Bellevue-Kirkland) Just a friendly reminder. North King County Luncheon (Kirkland-Bellevue) and all points north of Fife DATE: This Sunday, January 25th TIME: Noon PLACE: The Keg in Kirkland 10416 NE 38th Place, Kirkland PHONE: (425) 822 5131 FOOD: We will order from the menu DIRECTIONS From I-5: take the 520 Bridge. Take the 104th street exit heading North. Go one block to 38th Pl. (Shell Station on your right). Keg is on your left. Parking lot entrance is half way down the block on your left. DIRECTIONS From 405: Take the Seattle exit. First exit is 104th. At foot of hill (stop sign) take a right. Go through next stop light up hill one block. Turn left on 38th Place. Keg is at end of block on your right. Remember you can bring relatives, friends, roomies, etc. The more the merrier. Would like a rough estimate so will you please e-mail me if you plan on attending. Need this first count by Wednesday. Thanks, -Ann Thompson, aka Anna May Wann ("49) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Richard "Dick" Roberts ('49) To: Doreen Hallenbeck ('51) So sorry to hear about your sister, Janet ('49RIP). I really appreciated her in high school as a friend. She was a no-nonsense, bright and friendly girl... a girl I could talk to, sort of like brother/sister talk. -Richard "Dick" Roberts ('49) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Ron Mayberry ('53) Re: Frank Rish (1/19/04 Sandstorm) To: Curt Donahue ('53) Thanks, Curt. I have been wondering the same thing. And they named the football stadium [Bomber Bowl] after him. [Now: Fran Rish Stadium] -Ron Mayberry ('53) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Mike Brady ('61) Re: hacks I got my share of hacks. In fact, I once snuck a peak at my cumulative file and my 6th grade teacher wrote that a spat would keep me in line for awhile. I agree with classmate Gloria Davis ('61): there is no place for this in our schools. In the short term I behaved, but they never dealt with the real problems. Re: shots I waited in terror for the nurse to come to our room to get us on shot day. We never knew when she was coming so every time the door opened I had a panic attack. Re: dentist When I was about 5 years old I went to the dentist with my sisters. My older sister went first. I could hear her crying. When they came to get me I ran outside and hid behind a bush. My mother and the dentist came out to get me. The dentist said that if I didn't come in he was going to call the police. Oh, those lovely days of growing up! -Mike Brady ('61) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Marilyn Swan Beddo ('63) Re: Donna Bowers Rice ('63) birthday To: Mike Rice ('60) Hi Mike; I read your note in the Sandstorm [yesterday] & tried to call [Donna at] the number Maren sent me. I got an answering machine & it sounded like it was full & would not allow me to leave a message, so I am just going to have you pass on to her that I love her & wish her many happy more birthdays! I did not know her mother was having problems with cancer. I am so sorry to hear that she is having chemo. I need to talk with Donna... we were solving world problems at our favorite "talking spot" (on the corner of Totten & Symons) when we first met & we were in the 4th grade at Spalding. Here we are reaching our 59th year & still trying to solve our "world problems". Give her my best & I will try to catch up with her soon. -Marilyn Swan Beddo ('63) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Carol Converse Maurer ('64) Re: Jeff Michael ('65) It does seem like Dr. Corrado dealt with all the kids doesn't it? I believe he was just an allergy doctor. At least that's how we dealt with each other. He made house calls only when I was having problems with asthma. I went to his office to receive allergy shots. I believe his nurse was Virginia. Very good with the needle. I received the shots for years, until junior high. Then, after I was out of high school, I started them back up again, but had a different doctor. Re: Linda Reining ('64) I remember being in the hospital when I was 4 years old. Had my tonsils taken out. For some reason, my mother was also in the hospital and would walk down to see me. She left before I got to go home. Yes, seems like you were in there for 10 days no matter the reason. I hated it, although everybody was very nice to me. I remember eating tons of ice cream. -Carol Converse Maurer ('64) ~ Eureka, CA ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jeff Michael ('65) Re: Good News / Bad News Bombers and Bomberettes: For those of you don't have, or have time for, the Jan 19th '04 edition of TIME; I have an update. This will come as good news/bad news for baby boomers and all others out there that are aging. Medical science is moving forward on the Alzheimer's disease front. First, by 2050, 13.2 million will be affected. That estimate is UP a mere 3 MILLION from the last estimate. More bad news: no one wants to be DEFINITELY diagnosed with Alzheimer's. It still can only be done during an autopsy! But here's the good news. A vaccine is being refined that might combat or prevent the disease. In fact, in some tests, it was found to diminish the brain plaques that are a symptom of the disease. Medical scientists just need to deal with a pesky side-effect. It sometimes kills the recipient. In this race against time, I only know I'm getting older and have trouble remembering things; like proper names, where I left my keys and what else I wanted to say. dj jeff Michael ('65) ~ Richland - where I think I recall quite a bit more snow on the ground yesterday than today. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Patty de la Bretonne ('65) Hey Gunderson Girls, I remember all of you from Sunday School when I was a kid. I always thought you all were so cute and nice and cool. I didn't know your Mom, but I think my Mom, Inez, had good things to say about her always. I'm sorry to hear of her death. She must have been great to raise such sweet daughters. Best regards, -Patty de la Bretonne ('65) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Dwight Carey ('68) I've seen a lot about hacks lately. I believe our kids should enjoy. Anyway, not much has been said about the real pros - those were the teachers that learned from the people you older guys have been talking about. The teachers you've been talking about TAUGHT the ones who gave us hacks, and they perfected it very well. "Uncle Bernie" - Gene Bernard, and Gene (?) Barnard were the best there was. They would bend you over 2" from the wall so when they hit you with their professionally-drilled paddles, you would lurch forward until the wall stopped you. From second-hand information, I heard it hurt!! -Dwight Carey ('68) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Brad Upton ('74) To: San Antonio Bombers I will be headlining the RiverCenter Comedy Club in San Antonio, TX starting next Wednesday the 28th through Super Bowl Sunday, February 1st. I'll spend my days at the RiverWalk eating barbeque! Hope to see some of you there! -Brad Upton ('74) P.S. I've got jury duty tomorrow morning... any advice to make sure I don't get picked? ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Cristy Cone Penny ('74) To: All classmates of Suzy Kern Tunnell ('75) (she is remarried but I cannot remember her new name) and Guy Tunnell ('75) Suzy and Guy just lost their only son, Travis to an accident. I know they both could use your support at this time. I have Suzy's phone number and you can get it if you e-mail me. Guy is living in California and Suzy in Eagle, Idaho. -Cristy Cone Penny ('74) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Mike Davis ('74) Here's something to get you 1960's graduates all riled up!!! A couple years back there was some discussion on this forum as to who was the greatest Bomber Basketball player in school history. Many people let their sentiment get in the way of their logical judgment. I will be the first to agree that Ray Stein ('64) was and probably still remains the "fan favorite." Ray was a great player and my idol as a young boy dreaming of Bomber stardom. Watching Ray and Gary Webb ('64) run the fast break, often without the ball touching the ground, was poetry in motion. Jim House ('63) lived next door to me during those years and many Bombers would often come to his court to play basketball. What a thrill for an eight-year-old boy to peer through the fence at such legends as Jim House, Rod Brewer ('65) and Theartis Wallace ('63) to name a few. But, when Ray Stein showed up it was magical - a real live hero in the flesh! But when we talk of the greatest of them all the argument is really who was the second best because there really is no question who the greatest was and this includes my boyhood idol, Ray Stein. Mike Neill ('75) rewrote the record book at RHS and took home two 2nd place finishes and a 4th place finish in three state tournaments. Not only could he score from anywhere on the court, he was the top rebounder on the floor and if you were open he got you the ball. A complete player in every aspect of the word. It would be frightening to think what he would have accomplished had there been the three pointer in his day! He remains one of the state's all time leading scorer with just three years of high school play. Many on the list had four year careers. RHS has had some great ones, for sure, and Ray brought many thrills to many people including myself, but there was only one Mike Neill. Still not convinced? Check this out: 2000 Club Mike Neill (1973-75) 2,011 (626 points ahead of 2nd place Norris) 1000 Club Norris Brown (1955-57) 1,385 John Myers (1956-58) 1,287 Theartis Wallace (1961-63) 1,138 Ray Stein (1962-64) 1,056 Pat Hoke (1970-72) 1,047 Bob Frick (1958-1960) 1,025 Brian Kellerman (1977-79) 1,006 900 Club Jim House (1961-63) 964 Kelly Euteneier (1975-77) 927 (information provided to me by Roger Fishback ('62). Roger stated that Travis Buck may have entered this list since updated - Thanks Roger) And, finally, I rest my case!! -Mike Davis ('74) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Shelley Williams Robillard ('84) Re: WSU paint colors I laughed out loud reading Vicki Owens ('72) entry about paint colors at WSU. I lived in the Stephenson (sp?) towers for two years (84-85, 85-86) both times in rooms that we called "Crest Blue." We too filled our holes with Crest toothpaste. I have to wonder just how much toothpaste was on those walls. It seems to me that if people did it for so long that toothpaste does indeed make for good spackling. -Shelley Williams Robillard ('84) ~ Moses Lake *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/21/04 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 13 Bombers sent stuff: Norma Culverhouse ('49), Marla Lowman ('55) Lola Heidlebaugh ('60), Sandy Finney ('60) John Browne ('61), Linda Lester ('62) Ron Richards ('63), Linda Reining ('64) Mary Anne Greninger ('67WB), Doug Ufkes ('68) Brad Upton ('74), Cristy Cone ('74) Kim Edgar ('79) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Leona Mari Eckert Leahy ('65) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Norma Culverhouse King ('49) To: Doreen Hallenbeck Waldkoetter ('51) Re: Janet Hallenbeck Wade ('49RIP) Doreen, My sincere sympathy to you and Janet's family for your loss. Janet graduated in my class. I remember her well and liked her a lot. -Norma Culverhouse King ('49) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Marla Lowman Kenitzer ('55) and Sandy Finney Harvego ('60) Re: Bomber Luncheon for Sacramento Area 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: February 9, 2003 (Monday) COFFEE TIME: 11:30 A.M. LUNCH TIME: 12:30 P.M. WHERE: Brookfields Restaurant PHONE: (916) 628-2046 ADDRESS: 11135 Folsom Blvd., Sacramento, CA DIRECTIONS: From Highway 50 - go South on Sunrise Blvd. - turn right on Folsom Blvd (first right). Brookfields is the first building on the right. FOOD SELECTION: Regular Menu (breakfast or lunch - prices are 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: Lola Heidlebaugh Bowen ('60) Re: Portland/Vancouver Bomber Luncheon WHEN: Saturday - February 14 - 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. WHERE: DoubleTree/Columbia River DIRECTIONS: - take the I-5 Exit #308 - Jantzen Beach Please contact me if you will be able to join the group. Great place to have a Great visit! All Bombers and spouses/guests are welcome! -Lola Heidlebaugh Bowen ('60) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: John Browne, Jr. ('61) Re: All-time [Bomber] scorers It was a real treat to see the list of great roundball players... My own feeling is that Norris Brown ('57) was the best I ever saw- he had moves that were just beyond anything that one might expect from a school (HS or college) player. My guess is that, when comparing the STYLES of play in the 20-year gap between his days & Mike Neill's ('75), that Norris' numbers would have been as good as (or better than) Mike's, had they played at the same time. Fast-break was not a 'given' part of the game in the early days... it was mostly the product of an aggressive guard getting a ball loose in backcourt & going for it. Everything else was about 'control', running the patterns, etc. One more thing: Norris shared scoring honors with another great teammate, John Meyers ('58), for 2 of his 3 years. John was big & strong & a very determined athlete in his own right- but not in the same class as Norris. In a different 'world', he could have gone to the pros right out of HS. To: Brad Upton ('74) Just be real talkative & opinionated when questioned. That'll keep you off a jury. Of course, if you've been arrested (or thought you should have been) that'll get you kicked out very quickly. (Prosecutors only want 'virgins' ie those with no experience with 'the justice system' when they're picking juries.) If you're at the "filling out a form" stage, just mention that you're still on parole from Florida; & since you don't have the right to vote don't think that you should have to serve. On 2nd thought, maybe that's pushing it... gotta say, though, that I loved jury duty! All these life stories, as prospective jurors were being quizzed, were such wonderful glimpses into American Life- dozens of novels slowly being delineated, unfolding in an air of expectancy & formal, quiet comfort- never a dull moment! ^..^ JHBrowne, Jr. ('61) ~ Vashon Island, WA ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Linda Lester Rutkowski ('62) To: The Gunderson Girls from one of the Lester Girls I have thought about your Mother and you "girls" quite a bit in the past year since receiving the news of the passing of Lois Williams (Mother to Terrill, Bob and Wynell). The Williams and the Gundersons and the Lesters all lived close together near Lewis and Clark. We spent a lot of time together in the neighborhood and at church activities. I can still see Fred Williams in my memories standing next the television set facing those of us who were watching this new phenomena. After many months, I finally asked him why - there was a mirror on the wall opposite where he was standing and he watched the action in that mirror. I think he enjoyed watching all of us watching the screen as much as he enjoyed what was on the screen. In a time when "single mothers" were not so common, both of our Mothers were unfailing in their love and support and have provided an excellent example to us all. My prayers are with you and your families in this time of grief and adjustment for each of you. -Linda Lester Rutkowski ('62) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Ron Richards ('63) To: Brad Upton ('74) Teachers, even former teachers turned comedians, make good jurors. Answer the questions honestly and you might well be picked. The jury system is a large part of what made this country great. You would enjoy your duty. -Ron Richards ('63) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Linda Reining ('64) To: Mike Brady ('61) Re: dentist I'll wager a guess that the dentist you referred to is the same one that many of us went to---(last name starts with an "H") he threatened a lot of us with spankings and other horrors IF we didn't sit still, and let him fix our teeth!!!! he drilled "small" cavities and pulled teeth without using novacaine---said it wouldn't hurt---yeah, right! To this day, the smells of a dental office make my stomach churn and I get "white knuckle syndrome" the minute I enter the office---doesn't matter if it is for x-rays or teeth-cleaning or work---I am a "basket case" from the minute I walk in---the dentist that I go to has to give me a mild sedative before he can work on my mouth!!!! -Linda Reining ('64) ~ Bakersfield, CA ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Mary Anne Greninger Merritt ('67) Re: Warm Richland Memories Just wanted to write and thank all who are responsible for this Alumni Sandstorm; it gives a lot of joy and comfort to those of us who lived or still live in Richland. I was just there for 17 years but somehow it left a very strong mark on my spirit. My sister, Gretta, and I were back in Richland last summer. The Francos graciously invited us again to stay with them. Although my parents are both gone, the strong effect of Richland remains and it is so great to come "home" again. Hello to Barbara Clark, Barbara Franco, Kathy Hills, Peggy Jones and all the Jefferson and Chief Jo kids from long ago. -Mary Anne Greninger Merritt (honorary '67) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Doug Ufkes ('68) Re: Hacks again Sure Dwight, you just heard about it, you never got any hacks yourself. For myself I got lots of them starting with Miss Jones at Spalding... she was a mean one. Then what was that 6th grade teacher's name at Spalding, I can only remember calling him "Chrome Dome" behind his back but he gave some memorable ones... I can remember getting some major hacks from him, I remember Ken Staley, Buster Housley, (does anyone know what ever happened to him?) Kenny Morgan all getting hacks from ole Chrome Dome. Was it Mr. Anderson? As we grew older they kinda fell off, we were getting too big to hack but the shop teacher, (was it at Carmichael? again I can't remember his name either)... God I am loosing it, he was good at giving out some major hacks and being the wood shop teacher he had a major paddle. Starting about then, however, it was stand out in the hall, getting kicked out of class, I remember spending a lot of time in the hall just outside Mr. Labrecque's French class. -Doug Ufkes ('68) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Brad Upton ('74) Re: Jury Duty I received several excellent suggestions on how to avoid jury duty, but I didn't get to read them until I got home today from the courthouse. Wish I had. I'm on a criminal case in superior court. We were told that it would only last a couple of days. Thanks anyway! Brad Upton '74 P.S. Greatest Bomber B-baller ever? Mike Davis ('74). Made varsity as a sophomore, Bombers won state, Mike retired. Legend. -Brad Upton ('74) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Cristy Cone Penny ('74) To: Class of '74 I now have the address of Suzie Tunnell Reichert for those of you who would like to send her a card. E-mail me and I will give you the address. I know she would greatly appreciate the support. To: Brad Upton ('74) About the jury duty thing? Just be yourself. -Cristy Cone Penny ('74) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Kim Edgar Leeming ('79) Re: Jury Duty To: Brad Upton ('74) Personally, I'd like to have the opportunity to serve on a jury at least once. However, seems like I can't get past the questionnaire that is mailed out. I check the box that asks if I'm related to a police officer (my husband) or a lawyer, (My brother - a deputy prosecutor). I call the phone number every day for a week, my jury number is never selected. About the only thing I would be eligible for is maybe a civil trial (somebody suing somebody). Bomber Cheers! -Kim Edgar Leeming ('79) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/22/04 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 14 Bombers sent stuff: Gary Persons ('57) and Jan Bollinger ('60) Helen Cross ('62), Denny Johnson ('62WB) Leoma Coles ('63), Carol Converse ('64) Gary Behymer ('64), Jean Armstrong ('64) Bill Wingfield ('67), Ken Staley ('68) Anna Durbin ('69), Betti Avant ('69) Vicki Owens ('72), Brad Upton ('74) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* Big BOMBER WELCOME to the newest Sandstormer: Jim Castleberry ('58) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Deedee Willox Loiseau ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim Schodt ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Paul Boehning ('85) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sarah Avant Hernandez ('94) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Gary Persons ('57) & Jan Bollinger Persons ('60) Re: Spokane Bombers Lunch on 1/18/04 Spokane Bomber alums met for lunch at The Chapter on Sunday, shared a lot of laughs and enjoyed some historical documents (circa 1946) that Ray Stein ('64) and Jean Bruntlett ('62) brought along. While we missed some of our "regulars", and Maren had to turn back because of road conditions, there were still plenty of Bombers (11) for a good party. They were: Ray Stein ('64), Jim House ('63), Floyd Morse ('60), Gloria Falls Evans ('58) & spouse Jim, Rick Valentine ('68), John Bruntlett ('54) and spouse Christie, Jean Bruntlett ('62), Gary Persons ('57) and Jan Bollinger Persons ('60). Not one Bomber remembered to bring a camera (except Maren and snow turned her back) but spouse, Christie Bruntlett happened to have a camera in her car with ONE exposure remaining. Our waiter was under pressure to take one GOOD group shot, no second chances! If he was successful, the photo will be posted soon. Our next lunch will be on March 21, same time and place. -Jan Bollinger Persons ('60) -Gary Persons ('57) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) Re: Swats Hi, Well I don't know about who was at Spalding after I left, but when I was there, I believe Mr. Karlson and Mr. Anderson were the men teachers in 6th grade. I had Mr. Karlson and loved him, I doubt he ever gave anyone swats with a paddle. Mr. Olson was in 5th grade then, and Mr. Howard Chitty was our PE teacher. Believe he might have rotated between schools or something, and I've read about the paddle he used. Re: Jury Duty I'd like to serve on jury duty too. Can't believe I've never been called. I guess my social work background works against me. Could it be the luck of the draw after all these years?? -Helen Cross Kirk ('62) ~ West Harrison, IN - where the sun is shining, but it's so cold that the little lake is frozen enough to go ice fishing in/on it. Too cold for that too for my blood. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Are you a registered voter??? The jury "pool" comes from the list of registered voters. -Maren] ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Denny Johnson ('62WB) Re: Hacks I believe that as incorrigible a child as I was, the only hacks I ever received (usually sent to principal's office) were from Helmar Olsen, my 6th grade teacher at Jason Lee. I don't recall the infraction, but he called me up to the front of the room and had me grab my ankles - he tried a paddle (ping pong?) but it broke, so he sent one of the guys in class (Joe Suckup, I think) out to fetch a branch from the trees that lined the playground. He broke that also, and that was the end of corporal punishment for that day. There was a teacher just down the hall (also a coach of some kind) who was legendary with his own home-made weapon featuring the required 1/4" holes backed up by a semi- flexible material that allowed air to pass through the paddle on its way to the target, but then slammed down upon impact, compressing the numerous columns of air in the paddle, which was felt to "enhance" the experience in some perverse Marquis de Sade way. ps Have "bumped" into Jimmy Heidlebaugh ('65) and David Rivers ('65) down here on the local street rod circuit - we "do donuts" about every Saturday am... -Denny Johnson ('62WB) - Las Vegas ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Leoma Coles ('63) Re: Jury trial I have always wanted to be on a jury, but never got called. Maybe I move around too much, but then again I was in Anacortes for about 15 years?? I now have been in Salem, Or for three years and not ever called up for jury duty. Oh well, maybe someday, til then I just have to watch "Judge Judy".. LOL I have lost Betty Noble's e-mail address and would love to get in touch again. Also, if anyone has heard from the Drinkards (they lived out Harrington Rd. in the '50s and '60s) I know Linda (Dee Dee) was still in the Tri-Cities, because my ex-mother-in-law talked to her a few years back when she was in a band, or something like that!! Well, it sounds like cold weather and snow are back in the picture soon, so I may get to use my new chains after all!! Oh goodie... -Leoma Coles ('63) ~ Salem, OR - where it was frost on the windows this morning and very foggy! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Are you a registered voter??? The jury "pool" comes from the list of registered voters. -Maren] ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Carol Converse Maurer ('64) To: Susie, Jane and Patty Gunderson I'm very sorry to hear about your mom's passing. I remember being at your house a lot during junior high days. What fun we all had! Barbara Strunk was a part of us also. Do you ever hear from her or know what has happened to her? Just curious. Your mom was so very nice to me. Our folks knew each other through work and possibly playing cards. My prayers are with all of you and your families! -Carol Converse Maurer ('64) ~ Eureka, CA - where the sun is shining today and I got some long overdue weeding done. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Gary Behymer ('64) Re: Stein or Neill A possible Stein ('64) or Neill ('75) selection is for the likes of The Sagebrush Rag and not the Alumni Sandstorm. These two most gracious young men should not have to be compared against each other.. They - like many others -- should be honored as Richland Bombers! However, if one should like to read about them, or any other Richland Bomber basketball player. Pick up a copy of Bomber Mania. This book was put together and released in 1980. It is 52 pages of mostly written commentary of each season from 1953 to 1980 of Col-Hi aka Richland High School aka Richland Bomber Basketball. It is full of statistics, records and many game by game information gathered from the Tri-City Herald, the Bomber Booster Club & many individuals. The Richland Bombers - 1953 to 1980! -Gary Behymer ('64) ~ somewhere in the heart of the financial district in Colfax, Washington ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jean Armstrong Reynolds ('64) Happy Birthday to Mercedes "Deedee" Willox Loiseau ('64).. Now you are as old as I am.. Hope you have a great day.. P.S. Where is my birthday card?? I think you forgot.. Reminder of the Phoenix AREA Luncheon: DATE: Saturday, January 24th, at 11:30 WHERE: The Cracker Barrel ADDRESS: 1209 N. Litchfield Rd. Goodyear, AZ PHONE: (623) 856-5161 LOCATION: Just north of I-10 on Litchfield Road -Jean Armstrong Reynolds ('64) Goodyear, AZ - where I am enjoying NO snow.. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Bill Wingfield ('67) To: Carol Converse Maurer ('64) Re: Eating Tons of Ice Cream at Kadlec Hospital I was put in there when I was 2 years old with Pneumonia at the same day they brought my new born sister, Jan ('68), home from the hospital. To this day, I can't eat anything with sugar in it or a sugar taste. This includes fruits. I have never had an ice cream cone since. I wonder if any other Bombers sweet tooths were destroyed by that practice or if I'm alone. To: Brad Upton (74) When the Judge asks if you have any comments, just say "they wouldn't have arrested him if he wasn't guilty." I believe that will work. -Bill Wingfield (BRC of '67) ~ From Sunny, but cold Augusta, GA where it's a brisk 22 at 6:30am. I think we need to move where my cuz John Wingfield ('66) is in Hawaii. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Ken Staley ('68) Re: Hacks! Mr. Anderson was the sixth grade teacher at Spalding who swung a mean paddle. Of course, there was Mrs. Atwater, who had her STUDENTS do the swinging. Mr. Arnold was the wood shop teacher at Carmichael who not only swung a mean maple shaft himself, but turned out custom made/drilled beauties for those on staff in need. Neither of these men held a candle to Mr. Billups, the math teacher! Re: Jury Duty BY ALL MEANS...TAKE THE DUTY! As a writer, I've sat on SEVERAL juries, including a federal grand jury presently. The depth of material there, comic and otherwise, is rich indeed. Keep in mind what one Dept of Corrections Sergeant told me, "We never catch the smart ones." -Ken Staley ('68) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Anna Durbin ('69) To: Brad Upton ('74) I want to second what John Browne, Jr. ('61) and Ron Richards ('63) said about not avoiding being on a jury. It really is a priceless experience. You really have a direct part in how the laws are implemented and it is a very special part of our system that is reserved for regular people. There are forces trying to get rid of juries and I hope they fail. And, hey think of the material that you're going to get from being in such intimate contact with the legal system. Seriously though, I wish I could be on a jury. But I am a trial lawyer, so I never will be. However, I can tell you that jurors on my cases took their duties to heart, and really did seem to be glad that they took part. Now, I will say that I like short trials better than long trials, so I try to cut the fat out and get to the heart of the issues instead of prancing around cross-examining people for days to pretend how good I am. But if you get on a nice short trial, I do think you will love it. Well, I just read the rest of the column and see that you got on a jury. I hope our predictions come true, that you keep an open mind until you hear everything, and that it is as short as they told you. Please tell us about it when it's over. -Anna Durbin ('69) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Betti Avant ('69) Re: birthday greetings To: My niece, Sarah Avant Hernandez ('94) Have a very happy birthday this Thursday, 22Jan2004. Love, -Aunt Betti Avant ('69) ~ Goodland, KS - where we still need moisture ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Vicki Owens ('72) To: Linda Reining ('64) and Mike Brady ('61) Re: dentists It never occurred to me until I read Linda's note that Mike's dentist was probably my dentist! Was there only one dentist in Richland, or how did we luck out? All I know is that the Owens' kids were faithfully taken to the dentist each and every year. When I finally grew up and out on my own, and had to find a dentist in my second home town of Pullman, the first appointment was not pleasant. I was asked "When was the last time you saw a dentist?" "Lathst yeahr" (mumbled reply with his hands in my mouth). Then the dentist said, and I quote, "What do you do, chew gravel? Your mouth is a veritable disaster area!" And I immediately was scheduled for four fillings, four caps, and four wisdom teeth extractions. Yet that was only the beginning! I ended up with surgery to spread my palate (which should have been done in childhood), orthodontics, and I'm now up to ten caps. Thankfully I had dental insurance for most of that, while working at WSU. [My Richland dentist] didn't do me any favors. Oh, yes, I was also asked whether my dentist was "old, nearing retirement age." I said I didn't know and asked why. (He'd been my dentist for over 20 years, but always looked old to me! Did he shave his head?) The new dentist said that some of the old timers didn't know about preventative dentistry. If I've shocked anyone with my dentist's "unprofessionalism", I should 'fess up that he and his wife were also close friends. I'm sure he wouldn't have had been so frank with a patient "off the streets". -Vicki Owens ('72) ~ Kampala, Uganda - where I give my last lecture of the semester tomorrow! ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Brad Upton ('74) Re: Jury Duty You know what's worse than being on Jury Duty? Being the 13th juror!! That's what I was. I sit through all the testimony and the witnesses and watched the worst defense attorney on the planet. It was like a new show on FOX "My First Trial." I know we have a lot of wonderful Bomber lawyers, but if this guy passed the bar ANYONE can do it. Anyway, at the end of the closing arguments, they turn to the 13th juror (me) and tell me I'm not needed anymore. I don't get to go in the jury room and argue with everyone. What the?! Two days of jury duty--$20. Two days of parking-- $18. If it wasn't for that $2 profit and the donuts in the jury room, I might have felt ripped off! -Brad Upton ('74) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/23/04 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 17 Bombers sent stuff: Shirley Watts ('49), Laura Dean Kirby ('55) Sharon Panther ('57), Janice Woods ('60WB) Mike Brady ('61), Tim Avedovech ('61) Helen Cross ('62). Betty Noble ('63) Sharon McDermott ('63), Carol Converse ('64) Gary Behymer ('64), Pam Ehinger ('67) Betti Avant ('69), Brad Wear ('71) Zorba Manolopoulos ('91) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Billie Lawell Neth ('55) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ann McCue Hewett ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Debra Harding O'Neal ('77WB) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Shirley Watts James ('49) To: Doreen Hallenbeck Waldkoetter ('51) Doreen: I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Janet. She was a lovely lady. -Shirley Watts James ('49) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Laura Dean Kirby ('55) HAPPY BIRTHDAY to a Richlandite, a Tri-City treasure and a really great friend, Billie Lee Lawell Neth ('55). Hope you have a beautiful day with family and friends. You deserve the best. -Laura Dean Kirby Armstrong ('55) ~ enjoying the sunny days of Arcadia, FL ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Sharon Panther Taff ('57) Re: Norris Brown ('57) I agree with John Browne ('61) regarding Norris. I can still picture him gliding up court, jumping up, hanging for the longest time in mid-air under the basket popping the ball from one hand to the other to avoid having it swatted away. John Meyers ('58RIP) was also great but he didn't have the grace and moves that Norris did, in my ever so humble opinion. -Sharon Panther Taff ('57) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Janice Woods Ehrke ('60WB) To: Suzie Gunderson Chiles ('60) Susie and family: So sorry to read about your Mom's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your husband and all your family at this sad time. May God bless and keep you. -Janice Woods Ehrke ('60WB) ~ Woodland, CA ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Mike Brady ('61) Re: Norris Brown ('57) "Led by the torrid scoring of Norris Brown...." Those were the words of a Tri-City sports writer in 1957. At the time, every kid in Richland had their own "Norris Brown shot. Norris' "circus shots" were legendary. He would leap from the top of the key, spin and dunk the ball with his back to the rim. At least, that's the way I remember it! Seattle sports writers called him the "little Elgin Baylor." The writers also wrote that the 6' forward was one of the few that could dribble the ball off the backboard and score. Norris was a four sport letterman. In the Spring he was a broad jumper on the track team. Then finished the day on the baseball field. Those were my most enjoyable days as a sports spectator. I will always be appreciative of having the opportunity to watch Norris play. Thank you Norris Brown! -Mike Brady ('61) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Tim Avedovech ('61) Re: Dentist I read with great interest Mike Brady's ('61) account of his dental history, particularly since he was my classmate, and I was a dentist (and prosthodontist) until June 30, 2003. I had so many patients who echoed his experience. They came to me because they said I never "hurt" them, and I like to think this was because of my own personal experience starting with Dr. Pitluck. I had Dr. Pitluck who I believe practiced in a building next to Kadlec Hospital, or part of it. He never hurt me and perhaps that helped motivate me to become a dentist. I also was fortunate to have Dr. Corrado who labored hours to determine my allergies. I don't think any conclusions were reached and I haven't been plagued with them since. Re: Hacks If anyone wants Mr. Rees's paddle which had to be confiscated in 1958, I know where it is. I see it didn't stop him, but it was a great idea for awhile. Re: Norris Browne ('57) I have to agree with John Browne ('61) that to see Norris Brown in action was a sight I will never forget. That magic and charisma has remained permanently embedded in my memory bank. And Bob Frick ('60) and John Meyers ('58RIP) were unforgettable. However I remember seeing little Raymond Stein ('64) riding around on his bicycle not knowing he would be the next Magic Johnson or Shaque, etc. I'm sure I was looking for him to put lipstick on him as he was entering the 7th grade. It was hard finding the little monsters because they were always hiding from us. Well that's it for today. -Tim Avedovech ('61) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Helen Cross ('62) Re: Jury Duty Yes, Maren, I've been a registered voter and voted (as educated as I can be) in all elections I can. Re: Dentists In support of dentists in Richland. I lived in Richland from the time I was 4 1/2 until I graduated from high school in l962. I don't think I got to see the dentist much in the first five years until about 4th grade. Wonder if a dental policy somehow became available to us then, and Dr. Knox "saved" about all of my molars. I've had dentists in 5 different cities and in England comment on what a good job he did. When I was about l2 I almost got a front tooth knocked out and another dentist died or bleached it, after drilling it and making it a fake live tooth. I can't remember his name. I think it started with an "H". Dr. Hilldenbrand comes to mind, but that doesn't seem quite right. The only dentist who I couldn't take was one in Cincinnati who wanted to use sound waves while his equipment made a bright ring on my face instead of novacain. I told him, I'd prefer the old nova cane shot, and my current dentist who I like, uses the old novacain. I also remember Dr. Corrado making a house call when I got a black eye from watching a racer car on the string from a safe distance until the string broke and you guessed it, I got hit in the face. My brother, Roy ('65) went to the hospital with pneumonia when he was about 5. Seems like he stayed for around l0 days. Then he went into Kadlec Hospital again as a teenager for knee surgery, and he always thought he got good care then. I still think we had a great place to grow up in Richland when we did. -Helen Cross Kirk ('62) ~ West Harrison, IN - where it is sunny, but the breeze is really cold. We expect single digits tonight. The pond, needless to say, is still frozen solid. It's too cold to even ice skate outside for me. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Betty Noble Giedd ('63) To: Leoma Coles ('63) I'm still here, lost in the forest for now -- so happy to be home. Although, I came home to a slightly damaged house. A creekside alder fell on our house and did only minor damage, no windows broken. It's still there, leaning on the prow with a limb through the loft wall waiting for the contractor to come back from the LV builders' convention. Each day I wake up and look out the windows to measure whether the tree has moved any during the night. My husband cut a limb off yesterday and the house shook when it fell. My immediate concern was the tree dropping on him. No, he does not wear a hardhat. Did 3 weeks in Kennewick during the nasty weather. Couldn't go anywhere due to the poor condition of most the roads. Would have suffered anxiety if I had to drive to work every day like so many had to do. The plows went by the folks' house regularly on Kellogg in Kennewick but could never quite get all the ice off the road. They did manage to throw a mound of snow back up on Dad's driveway, where, I might add, I had just shoveled! And that's about all I could do for two of the three weeks, shovel snow and work jigsaw puzzles w/Mom. It was a good time to be with my parents since the death of my older sister, Patsy ('61RIP) was becoming too much for Mom to bear during the Christmas/New Year's holiday. I had promised so many I would get in touch while in the Tri-Cities but the weather held me back from the visits. Luckily, I have 3 wonderful sons around there, Rick being in Richland working shift work but still finding time for his children and his mother. Chris happened to have a week off from his UPS job during the worst week of snow, thank you, Up There! And, brought my "babies" (grandchildren) over often for visits. Jason was busy working and relying on the boss for a ride. I did have many days with my grandchildren and felt blessed for the time to be with them. All four are wonderful, beautiful, and individual. Take the time to be with your grandchildren. They need to know you and you need, no, you are required to give them that. It's wonderful to have them run to my arms after months of not being with them. The two youngest, Kendall & Adam, love to sit on my lap just to be held or have a book read to them and the two oldest, Amanda & Jacob, are way too big for a lap but sit near to be cuddled. They never forget a loving grandparent and giving them the gift of your love means everything to them. Have to admit today's Sandstorm is the first one I've read since coming home. Will take the time to go through all the rest later this evening. -Betty Noble Giedd ('63) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Sharon McDermott Bruce ('63) Re: Jury Duty To: All of you who want to be on jury duty You are welcome to it. I have been on two and although one case was interesting the other one was so boring that even the judge was falling asleep. He gave us a break and told us to get some caffeine.. It is nothing like Judge Judy or any of the others on T.V., I like to watch those too but there is no comparison to real court. Re: San Antonio Lunch? I have been wondering about a luncheon in this area. Are there any Bombers around here that would want to get together at least once??? -Sharon McDermott Bruce ('63) ~ soggy San Antonio, TX ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Carol Converse Maurer ('64) Re: Jury Duty I've been notified 3 times. The first 2 times were cancelled right away before anything happened. The last time, I got as far as sitting in the room with everyone else to be picked. No go. But, at least I was involved for 4 days. Um... maybe next time. It would have been a murder case also. That would have been a hard one. To say the least, it was very interesting listening to all the people's lives and what not. We go through DMV here in California. -Carol Converse Maurer ('64) ~ Eureka, CA - another nice day to behold. Tonight is to rain though and colder. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Carol, Are you saying DMV for the jury pool??? That doesn't sound right. You have to be a US citizen to vote... is that a requirement for DMV??? -Maren] ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Gary Behymer ('64) Re: Unpacking on the Prairie: Life Outside the Jewish Home For those of you/us that enjoyed Mrs. Jones as a grade school P.E. teacher, (Sacajawea & Jefferson) here is a 'rare' photo of her during WWII! Violet Druck Jones cleaning barracks at Mitchell Field, Chicago, 1945. Courtesy of the Jewish Historical Society of the Upper Midwest. Many thanks to Rex Davis (1948) who was kind enough to stop by my office and lend me his copy of Mrs. Jones book, "Hooray! PE Today!" Rex was on his way, from Pullman, to the airport to fly South for a tennis visit with ex-WSU Cougar great, wide receiver Douglas Flansburg (Mid-'60s). Mr. Flansburg is a farmer out of the Garfield, WA, area but he & Rex still play tennis a couple of times per week. P.S. Rex indicated that up until this year, their family and Violet Jones were still exchanging Christmas cards. He indicated he will follow up to see how she is doing. -Gary Behymer ('64) ~ from downtown Colfax, WA - where the men are good looking... the women strong... and the kids about average. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Pam Ehinger Nassen ('67) Re: Jury Duty Well with all this talk about jury duty I thought I'd throw my two cents in! I got the letter asking me to be on jury duty. I sent it back telling them that my husband used to be a cop and that my ex husband was a cop! Didn't matter they still wanted me to come for the choosing of the jury. I showed up like they asked. The first question to everyone was "Do you know anyone on the defense or the prosecuting table?" Well GEE my ex husband was the arresting officer! I raised my hand and oh you have no idea how hard it was for me to NOT to say "Yes I know the Officer... I used to sleep with him for 12 years!" But I was very nice and just told them I knew the officer. Well needless to say I wasn't picked! But I have been in the witness box! I was the ER nurse on two different cases. One was a rape and the other was a murder. I don't like the witness box! They tear you apart and boy can they try to twist your words around. There were times when I didn't know if I was the murderer or the rapist! But I kept my cool and both the bad guys went to jail. I was on the witness protection for a long time until the murderer died a few years ago. When they sent me the notice of his death I found out that he was only 45 miles from where I lived! Oh that was scary!! Well I'll admit I'd much rather serve on the jury than the witness box! But due to the history of my husband and ex-hubby I'll [not] be picked! *GRIN* Bombers Rule -Pam Ehinger Nassen (The Blue Ribbon Class of '67) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Betti Avant ('69) To: Paul Ratsch ('58) Thanks for the moisture from Richland. Paul sent me a picture of a snow igloo taken in Richland. As you all know, I keep asking you all to send us in northwestern Kansas some moisture. I imagine the farmers would be most appreciative of any amount we could get. -Betti Avant ('69) ~ Goodland, KS - still dry ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Brad Wear ('71) Re: Jury duty I don't know what it is about me, but I get called every year, and I've been picked five out of the last six. Some were boring, others, like the last one, were entertaining. It was a DWI case, we were delayed for several hours so the defendant's witness could testify at his OWN DWI case down stairs in another court room. Birds of a feather???? I've been told that if you have served on a jury that rendered a verdict you are likely to be called and picked again. I totally agree that everyone should serve on a jury if they have the chance. -Brad Wear ('71) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Zorba Manolopoulos ('91) Re: Technology Survey I am a Technology Development Engineer for Intel Corporation. If you would like to help out and have a chance to shape the future of technology, please take a few minutes and fill out the following survey. -Zorba Manolopoulos ('91) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/24/04 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 27 Bombers (including 5 Frister Kids) sent stuff: Dick McCoy ('46), Dick Roberts ('49) Don McKenzie ('56), Fred Segrest ('57) Jim Hoff ('57), Margo Compton ('60) Patti Mathis ('60), Pam Swain ('61) Denny Damschen ('62), Denny Johnson (62WB) Donna Nelson ('63), Emajean Stone ('63) George Barnett ('63), Mike Lahrman ('63) Gary Behymer ('64), Linda Reining ('64) Terry Holcombe ('65), Marcia Wade ('67) Mary Anne Greninger ('67WB), Vic Marshall ('71) Jumbo Davis ('82), Zorba Manolopoulos ('91) Frister kids ('65,'68,'73,'78,and '85) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* NOTE: WB = Woulda Been or Wanna Be ******************************************************* ******************************************************* BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Judy Ley Warninger ('67) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Dick McCoy ('46) Re: Norris Brown ('57) I agree with the comments re Norris Brown, Superstar. However, the best BB player in Col Hi history was Gene Conley ('48). Second, Ray Stein ('64) then Norris. -Dick McCoy From the Dancin' Fools Class of 1946 ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Richard "Dick" Roberts ('49) For those who know her, Carol Tyner Roberts ('52), last night at the annual Grover Beach Chamber of Commerce dinner meeting received their Citizen of the Year award. And, we are all the better for it! -Richard "Dick" Roberts ('49) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Don McKenzie ('56) Talking about physicians & dentists. I imagine that the most well known of all in Richland was Dr. Peterson. He probably was the doctor that probably delivered at least one generation of the kids born in Richland. Also... He probably knew our Mothers better than anyone other than our father. Well.... I'm sure that some might dispute that. -Don McKenzie ('56) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ {YUP... Dr. Peterson delivered me. I wasn't the first he delivered, but I was the first he delivered that he had had the mother from the beginning of the pregnancy. AND, his brother, Dr. Peterson was our dentist! -Maren] ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Fred Segrest ('57) Re: Norris Brown ('57) This is to agree with Sharon Panther Taff ('57) -- and others but she said it best -- about watching Norris play. Both he and CW ('58) deserve any and all kudos and have a permanent place in Col-Hi history. -Fred Segrest ('57) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jim Hoff ('57) Re: Norris Brown ('57) and John Meyers ('58RIP) So much talk about all of the wonderful basketball players that have been Bombers. I too was lucky to watch Norris play and wonder at his graceful and magical ability to control his body and do things on the court that most of us had never seen before. I really couldn't say who was the best among all that have been mentioned and I watched all of them play some time in their career. However, there is one set of accomplishments that no other than John Meyers was able to accomplish. John was not the best pure basketball player and his size did take away from his grace, but he could rebound like few others. I believe John set the state tournament record for rebounds in 1958 when the Bombers won their first state championship. Luckily I was witness to all four games as a freshman at the University. His rebounding was something else, but I think his most notable accomplishment was to start in two victorious Husky football games called the Rose Bowl. During his Sophomore year John started for the Huskies as a tackle when they had to play both offense and defense. He played across from an All- American guard from Wisconsin named Dan Lamphear. John totally dominated him to the point they had to take Dan out for part of the game because the Huskies ran the ball over him at will. I believe it was 3 or 4 days later that John then played in two basketball games for the Husky basketball team against USC and UCLA. John stayed in L.A. and joined the team to play while the football team went home to Seattle to savor their major victory. That is an accomplishment by a Bomber athlete that had not happened previously and I don't believe has happened again. Clearly John Meyers ranks as one of the most notable Bomber basketball players if not the most notable. -Jim Hoff ('57) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Margo Compton McCord Lacarde ('60) To: Sharon McDermott Bruce ('63) Re: San Antonio Luncheon I would definitely be interested in getting together for a luncheon. Don't think there are too many of us in this area, but would like to do it anyway. Let me know. To: Brad Upton ('74) Came to see you last time you were in town. Really enjoyed it. Would love to come again this time, but we will be in Laredo that weekend for a parade. Maybe next time. -Margo Compton McCord Lacarde ('60) ~ rainy San Antonio, TX (Compton was my maiden, but under McCord in yearbook.) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Patti Mathis Wheeler ('60) Re: Jury Duty All this talk about jury duty has compelled me to a few comments. I have been called for 4 and sat on 3. Felt totally picked on because I kept getting these awful black and white notices in the mail. Just from the front of the letter you knew it was not going to be a good thing. I have to laugh at the excuses people would use to get out of it. Never occurred to me to lie, I always thought it would be a learning experience, and it was. For some odd reason, I felt rejected and took it personally when I wasn't selected for the last one. Maybe a quiet time with a good shrink would help. Carol Converse ('64) I think, mentioned the D.M.V. Well, odd as it sounds, they do that in a lot of places. Guess the thinking is, people wont register to vote if they think they may have jury duty, but everyone drives. Who knows. Just a lot of rambling from someone who is waiting for date line to start. -Patti Mathis Wheeler ('60) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Pam Swain Johnson ('61) Re: Some thoughts on dentistry My first experiences with the Richland dentist left me with a life-long fear of the dentist's chair. Thank god my teeth have been good because I've avoided trips to the dentist unless absolutely necessary. I've been known to have major anxiety attacks just walking in the door and smelling that smell. At some point I realized I was paying for the service so I wasn't totally at the dentist's mercy. I recommend interviewing a new dentist (before they get you in that dreaded chair) as to his thoughts on the fear factor and pain control. Re: Some other thoughts on jury service I sat on a grand jury once and realized the prosecutors viewed us as a rubber stamp panel. Our experiences with the investigative powers of the AK troopers surely enforce the idea that one is innocent until proved guilty. Yes--serve when called but don't check your brain at the door. -Pam Swain Johnson ('61) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Denny Damschen ('62) Re: Washington Jury Pool In Washington State if you have a drivers license you are in the jury pool. -denny damschen ('62) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [That may be true... HOWEVER, they use voter registration records when they send the request to "join the party"... I know this because the address on my license is DIFFERENT from the address on my voter registration. -Maren] ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Denny Johnson ('62WB) Re: Jury Duty I highly recommend it - not only a chance to watch the judicial system in action, it's an opportunity to actually participate. Our system of justice may be flawed, but like US Medicine - it's the finest in the world. Sure - the pittance you receive for your service is just about laughable, but the hilarious part is that if you're gainfully employed, most companies pay you your salary anyway, but you must reimburse them your jury fees - let's see....$250 per day from the company, and you have to recompense them your $20 a day....not bad, really. Last time I served on a jury was in Kodiak, AK. Some licensed guide was being charged with poaching. I was asked if I knew any of the principals in the case - well, the Prosecuting Attorney was a personal friend and a fellow member of the Board of Directors for the local PBS station. The arresting federal F&G officer was a fellow pilot in the local flying club, and I had just appraised the home of the presiding judge. Gee...thought I'd be out like a stray cur - but, in a town of less than 6500 folks, and with only about half of those being registered voters, they decided (with my concurrence) that I was capable of rendering an impartial decision. Of course, we HUNG the dude - that lowdown dirty rat. Other court appearances were served mostly as a witness. Got to fly down to LA and stay for a week while my employer (very large bank) was being sued by some ex-employees. It was amazing - the lawyer for the defendants dug up a few memos I had written and grilled me on the meaning and purpose for over an hour. I suggest that you NEVER put anything in writing - you just never know when it's going to come back and bite you on the patootie. I have rambled on long enough - especially for a "WB". Just thought this jury duty thread was interesting, and felt like contributing my nickel's worth. -Denny Johnson ('62WouldaBeen) ~ Las Vegas, NV - where it's ALWAYS sunny and clear.... ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Donna Nelson ('63) To: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) Maybe it was Dr. Hewett. Our mother was his chair receptionist for about 4 years. His office was at the end of a little drive-through brick building that seemed to be on the right side of the hospital when you face it. I think the Corrado building is there now. It had rows of offices on the left and right side. He worked on Jan ('60), Sus ('67), and me after Dr. Knox. We used to babysit his kids close to where the old boat launch was or is by the 1st island. People have commented how good my teeth are. Yeah!!! ...even though I don't have good dentist memories. -Donna Nelson ('63) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Emajean Stone ('63) Re: Jury duty To: Maren Smyth ('63 and '64) California courts use both voter registration and DMV to pull people for jury duty. Yes, people with valid green cards may serve on juries in this state. Many years ago you could automatically get out of jury duty if you were a lawyer, paralegal or legal secretary, but no longer. I was called two years ago and made it through to the pool for one trial. Just as we were to go in to be examined by the judge and attorneys, the case settled. We were each given a card to show that we had been in the jury pool and were told we would not be called for the next year. A few years back one of my bosses was called for jury duty. He was confident that they wouldn't want him since he was an attorney (he was not a litigator, but handled corporate clients). Wrong. They picked him for a criminal trial and he was out of the office for a week. -Emajean Stone ('63) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: George Barnett ('63) To: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) and anyone who cares Could the dentist you and others have been talking about been Dr. Earl Hussel? Bye -Geo. Barnett ('63) ~ From the Sunny Side of Tucson - where we look forward to every drop of moisture to enhance the spring wildflower crop. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Mike Lahrman ('63) Re: Denny Casto ('63) Has anyone out there seen, heard from, or know how to get a hold of Denny? Best to all, -Mike Lahrman ('63) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Gary Behymer ('64) Violet Druck Jones (P.E. teacher from Sacajawea) (During the 1950s...Author of "Hooray! PE Today!" Memoirs of a Physical Education Teacher The following is from the dust jacket: About the Author Mrs. Violet Druck Jones describes her life as follows: (1) Minnesota claimed my youth (2) The WAC maintained me for several years during my prime (3) I reclaimed myself in New York (4) The Joneses now gain from the teaching years in Washington To elaborate: Mrs. Jones was born in St. Paul, MN. When still in high school she was already preparing for a career as a PE (Physical Education) teacher, having had much practice in directing games and party activities in her own family of four sisters and three brothers. After obtaining her B.S. in Physical Education from the University of Minnesota, she supplemented her training with physical education courses at the University of Wisconsin, education courses at the University of Southern California, and special studies in the history, art and dances of Mexico at the University of Mexico. From 1929 to 1943, Mrs. Jones taught physical education in the public schools of Virginia, Minnesota. In 1943 she joined the Women's Army Corps, where she remained until 1945. Various jobs in New York followed. In 1947 she resumed her PE career in the elementary schools of Richland, where she is still teaching. Two years later, she married Robert Leslie Jones, a Richland police officer. Mrs. Jones has traveled a good deal, "girdling the globe" in the summer of 1958. She is a member of the Washington and Richland Education Associations, of the NEA, the American Association Legion, and has contributed articles to the NEA Journal of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation, the Washington Education Journal and the Washington AHPER. (The author's hobbies are sleeping, reading and sunbathing.) -Gary Behymer ('64) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Linda Reining ('64) To: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) Think the dentist you are referring to, was Dr. Hildebrand... wonder if he was a "government" dentist... I think most of us saw him for dental work. He had his office in a building close to Kadlec Hospital, too. and, I agree, Richland was a great place to grow up in when we were kids... I have great memories of that town/place and it will always be "home" to me--in fact, when I experienced my first earthquake, in Santa Ana, CA, I ran out of the house and told my husband (now, ex) that I wanted to go HOME... he didn't think I was very funny!!!! To: Betty Noble Giedd ('63) Re: grandchildren and laps... I tell my grand kids that "maw maw's" lap will never be too small for them! I am very lucky... I live just minutes from my grandchildren, I see them every day, so I get all those hugs and kisses on a daily basis! Ain't it great to be a GRANDMA????? Best job in the world!!!!!! -Linda Reining ('64) ~ Bakersfield, CA - tule fog has come back and schools have been delayed for 2-3 hours... kids and teachers are happy, parent's aren't! ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Terry Holcombe ('65) Re: Old alum says hi to class of '65 Hard to pass up an opportunity to say hi to Bombers, especially any in the class of '65. I have been working as a teacher and high school counselor in Tacoma, WA for past 34 years. I worked at Lincoln h.s. for eight years then retired from District. This year I have signed a part time contract to work at Mt. Tahoma High School. I have always followed the Bombers as they at times have traveled over to the Tacoma Dome. Anybody know where my old friend and baseball player, Bob Hogue ('65) is? I still have a picture of my pony league baseball team from 1961. At least one pretty famous guy on the team in Terance Knox, aka Terry Davis ('65). Our team was the V.F.W. and we were champions that year. Good players like Bill Rulon ('64), Denny and Donny Smith and Jack Keeney ('65). Such good memories! May God bless all of you! -Terry Holcombe (class of 1965) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Marcia Wade Hausenbuiller ('67) Re: Dental Woes I think there must have been more than two dentists in Richland in the '50s and '60s. I had a friend who went regularly to get her teeth cleaned by her dental office staff... that was something not done by one of the H dentists that I went to. (There were two I know of who's name started with H) My horror story is horrid and on going. . . . I badly needed orthodontia, and my folks did take me to the only orthodontist in the Tri-Cities as the time when I was in 2nd grade. He quoted some astronomical figure and we left without signing on the dotted line. No such animal as dental insurance in those days. . . A few years later, my friendly neighborhood dentist said "Oh, Phooey, I can straighten her top teeth for you in half the time at half the money! Since I hadn't smiled in years since I was so embarrassed at my crooked teeth, my folks agreed. He pulled a couple teeth, banded the rest in my upper jaw and started tightening away. Think I was in the braces for 18 to 24 months total. Unbeknownst to any of us, (Probably not even to the dentist), what that did was pull the roots of the teeth away from the bone tissue that held them in place and kept them supplied with all the little nutrients that teeth need to be healthy and happy! By the time I was 30 years old, I had an oral surgeon calling my dentist of that time ranting and raving that here was a 29 year old woman in his chair for an extraction of one tooth, who's entire mouth on X-Ray's looked like the mouth of an 80 year old! Going back to my regular dentist after that terrible experience, we sat down and went over my childhood dental experiences in detail, and he was finally able to tell me that probably the cause of all my loose and decaying, no matter how often I brushed and flossed teeth was due to the fact that they were not even close to the bone they were supposed to be embedded in! By the time I was 40 I had lost every tooth in my upper jaw and had taken to falsies. And, since the lower teeth had never been straightened, they never met well with the uppers for chewing and I ended up losing those a few years later. So, for a couple years of straight teeth thru Carmichael and Col-Hi, I paid a high price on down the road! So, I've never been a great fan of dentists--don't have real good memories of them in fact! -Marcia Wade Hausenbuiller ('67) ~ from wet and slushy beautiful down town Bomberville! ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Mary Anne Greninger Merritt ('67) Re: Question for Sandstorm Just a quick question for you.. what does WB after my name ('67WB) mean?? Wanna Be is all I can imagine... We were the first family at 1926 Harris in about 1947 just after my folks got married. It is an "S" house and we all were there for 18 years until we sold it to the Corrados. Our neighbors were the McMurrys, the Merrills, the Arndts and the Bells. Also the Norwoods, the Robertsons, the Carlbergs, Harvilles, and Gross family. Still such a beautiful neighborhood and the river is gorgeous. -Mary Anne Greninger Merritt ('67) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Vic Marshall ('71) Re: Smearing and other juvenile rites Tim Avedovech ('61) mentioned looking for Ray Stein ('64) to apply some lipstick as a rite of passage. As I recall, it was when you went from 6th to 7th grade. Attending Catholic school it wasn't that big a deal but I seem to recall that you were "open game" the entire summer between 6th and 7th grades- or maybe there was only a period of time when you were "legal". I do remember having to be vigilant for a while- of course if it were older (7th & 8th grade) girls- that vigilance could lapse quickly... I also recall in junior high that there was something "cool" about ripping off the "locker loops" on the other kids shirts (madras shirts, now they were cool) and even trying to get the Levi's tag off of other's jeans. Usually, you ended up being lifted in the air by the butt as the tags were pretty tough to rip off. I also remember that a big saying for a long time was "Sure Lloyd"- I also remember we were usually a bit behind in catching the trends from BIG cities like Spokane or Yakima... Does anyone else remember these or other weird things we did?? -Vic Marshall ('71) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jumbo Davis ('82) Re: Hacks at Chief Jo Every so often back in 1979 I would get in trouble in Mr. St. John's class. He would send me down to the vice principal Mr. Bernard to get my punishment. More often than not Gene and I would talk over why I got in trouble, then proceed with a heated battle of "Mouse trap." Needless to say my hour with Mr. Bernard was a little more entertaining than English class. He did give me a hack or two, but never hit me that hard. One day I was feeling a little cocky and asked if there was anyone that really gave hard hacks. The next thing Mr. Bernard said was "Henry, Davis doesn't seem to think my hacks are hard enough." He was referring to the principal, Henry Yonce. I thought to myself, "Mr. Yonce would never give a hard hack." All he ever did is smile and act so nice to the kids. He came trotting in Gene's office and said, "Well, Mr. Bernard I have been working on my golf swing a little." I still couldn't imagine this nice man swatting me that hard. I bent down for the last time that day, 25 years ago. That sweet old bald headed man swore me off hacks for life, I just turned around and looked at him and walked home in a daze. Re: Leon Rice ('82) For those of you not aware Leon Rice who played on the state championship football team our senior year is the first assistant basketball coach at Gonzaga University. Hats off to a great accomplishment for a fellow Bomber. Re: Best Bomber basketball player ever Kelvin Soldat ('71) How soon we forget legends. Throw out the stats, enough said. -Jumbo Davis ('82) ~ West Richland ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Zorba Manolopoulos ('91) Re: Basketball Knee Pads I was looking through some old basketball pictures and noticed that in 1946 the players wore some sort of knee pads. Anyone wear these and why? Was it just for diving? When did they stop wearing them? Were they difficult to play in? -Zorba Manolopoulos ('91) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: The Frister kids of '65,'68,'73,'78,and '85 Re: bowling alley food Dear Friends, I just wanted to put in a good word for 'our own' Fiesta Bowl--Atomic Lanes bowling alley and chef Terry who gave a grand Prime Rib Dinner for our Dad's 80th surprise birthday party. It was great food--what ever you want to order. Nice party room and reasonable price. (who would have guessed?) -The Frister kids of '65,'68,'73,'78,and '85 *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/25/04 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 19 Bombers and 1 Bomber Dad sent stuff: Ken Ely ('49), Shirley Watts ('49) Anita Hughes ('52), Jerry Swain ('54) Missy Keeney ('59), Tom Verellen ('60) Mike Brady ('61), Denny Damschen ('62) Helen Cross ('62), Bill Scott ('64) Jamie Worley ('64), Jean Armstrong ('64) Peg Wellman ('66), Mike Franco ('70) Vicki Owens ('72), Brad Upton ('74) Kerry A. Steichen ('74), Cheryl Neland (76) Steven Schmidt ('82), E. M. Davis (Bomber Dad) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jack Armstrong ('60) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Ken Ely ('49) To: Carol Tyner Roberts ('52) Kudos for your selection as "Citizen of the Year". I know it is well deserved. Re: Jury duty In California lists of both registered voters and those issued driver's licenses make up the "jury pool". I'm not sure what is done about the non-citizens but their names are probably "scrubbed". One year, our sitting governor, Jerry Brown, was called to jury duty. He could have been excused but he chose to serve. He was selected as a juror on a civil case but before trial, the parties settled so he was credited with "serving". I have been on 3 juries and the last one ended in a mistrial after 4 days of postponements because of illness of the defense attorney and defendant, the judge called a halt. I was called one more time but got a permanent excusal because of my age. I had had enough of driving into the city for nothing. It's interesting that some people never get called while others are called often. -Ken Ely ('49) ~ Orangevale, CA (Looking forward to our next luncheon on the February 9th) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Shirley Watts James ('49) To: Carol Tyner Roberts ('52) Congratulations on your Citizen of the Year award. I am sure it was well-deserved. -Shirley Watts James ('49) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Anita Hughes Hogan ('52) Re: saving money in school during WWII Do any of you Bombers remember buying US Savings Bonds during WWII? We lived in a housing project that was called McCloughlin Heights, WA during the second World War. It was near Vancouver, WA. Our parents both worked in the ship yards there. Our mother (Helen Hughes) was "Rosie the Riveter.) At that time the school children could take their money to school. They gave us small books and for each dime that you gave, they would put a stamp in it. When the book was filled with $18.75 worth of stamps (don't remember how the nickel worked), we would have purchased one bond that was valued at $25.00 when it matured. -Anita Hughes Hogan ('52) ~ where the sun is shining brightly, but Mt. Shasta is covered with clouds today. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jerry Swain ('54) To: Richard "Dick" Roberts ('49) You tell Tink "atta way to go" for her award. A former Col-Hi band member does good! -Jerry Swain ('54) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Missy Keeney ('59) Re: Laugh-In, Sing-Out I have to put in another shameless plug for The Rolling Hills Chorus Annual Show, "Laugh-In, Sing-Out," that we are holding next Friday, January 30th, at Sunnyside High School at 7:30pm and Saturday, January 31st, at Chief Joseph Middle School at 2:30pm and 7:30pm. I have been in Sweet Adelines since 1983 and this has got to be the most fun and funny show that I have ever been involved with. Great music, too!! Our guest quartet, Peanut Butter Conspiracy, have been our guests in the past and are always a lot of fun. The Radiations (with Micki Lund Anderson ('63) and Missy Keeney Baker ('59) and two other gals that shall remain nameless because they aren't Bombers, poor things) will be doing one of our comedy numbers. Tickets are $10 Adult, $8 Senior/Youth and $25 for immediate family of up to five, at the door or Battelle Performing Arts Center, 509-943-ARTS. If you attend one of the shows, Micki and I would love it if you came up and said "Hi!" -Missy Keeney ('59) ~ Richland, WA ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Tom Verellen ('60) Re: Late '50's Basketball Images Norris ('57) and C.W. ('58) fast breaks ending with a "scoop shot" with a little English off the board and in the net. I don't recall anyone dunking, some soft lay ins, even with the rim, but not enough for a dunk. A news paper photo of John Myers and the center for Lincoln HS (his name escaped me sometime in the past 40 years) and they look like identical twins. Only able to identify them by the portions of jersey number visible. Bob Frick ('60) hook shots. The old style narrow "key." Pat Crook ('58) turning pink all over mid way in the first quarter and staying that way through the remainder of the game. How good the first place trophy looked with green and gold. Re: Knee pads for Zorba Manolopoulos ('91) To scab proof your knees. Usually ended up on your ankles. Used by those that seemed to spend a lot time on the floor. Some used to wear only one? They came in colors. They didn't improve shooting percentage. None seen since ? '56. T, Verellen ('60) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Mike Brady ('61) P.S. I am happy to report since my age 5 trauma with the Dentist, I have had several wonderful Dentists, and after receiving "hundreds" of shots during my 3 years, 10 months, 13 days and 9 hours in the United States Navy, I am no longer fearful of the needle! -Mike Brady ('61) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Denny Damschen ('62) Re: Washington Jury Pool In Washington State if you have a drivers license you are in the jury pool. I didn't want to serve on a jury so I never registered to vote. I also didn't believe my one vote really made much difference and also realize that I come from an era when we could, at 5:00pm, turn on the television and find out who won an election before the polls closed at 8:00pm. This attitude did me well until the Fall of 2002 when I was summoned for jury duty in Benton County. Having never registered to vote I was quite surprised. That's when I learned that the licenses were involved. I am now a registered voter because I have no where else to hide. I need my wheels. -denny damschen ('62) ~ Richland where the snow is finally going away. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) Re: Mrs. Jones I thought I remember a Mrs. Jones who taught 3rd or 4th grade at Spalding back in the '50s when I was there. I never had her, but she seemed "old" to me then, at least compared to the lovely Mrs. Donna Foust who was my forth grade teacher (I thought she was the prettiest and sweetest lady I ever met). The lady I'm remembering as Mrs. Jones might have been approaching 40. She wasn't the PE teacher as I remember her. I've just returned from a meeting of the "REd Hat Society" one of the more fun groups you can only join when you are over 50!! -Helen Cross Kirk ('62) ~ West Harrison, IN - where it got just above freezing today, but freezing rain is expected tomorrow, so the little lake remains frozen. Thankfully, we have a heating guy coming tonight,as we haven't been able to get our heat to go over 65 in the last 24 hours. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [MISS Faye Jones taught 4th grade at Spalding -- my brother, Tim ('62) had her. I got the pretty Mrs. Foust when I was in 4th grade. The P.E. teacher is Mrs. Violet Jones. -Maren] ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Bill Scott ('64) Re: Richland Dentists My childhood dentist in Richland was a Dr. R. and wasn't he a butcher. He left me with a terror of dentists that continued for decades, until I found some I could trust. He was so brutal with the Novacaine needle that I had several fillings done WITHOUT Novacaine or anesthetic of any kind, if you can imagine that. I curse that man to this day. Re: Speaking of Richland basketball greats Several favorites have emerged, but as far as I know (someone will correct me if I'm wrong, I'm sure), Ray Stein (9'64) is the ONLY Bomber basketball player named a national All-American. -Bill Scott ('64) ~ Santa Maria, CA - where paradise is lost, and "starter" homes go for $300,000. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jamie Worley ('64) To: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) After being on the receiving end of a face slap from Dr. H for crying, after he jabbed me in the mouth with a needle while administering Novacaine when I was about seven, I'll never forget him! -Jamie Worley Hills ('64) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jean Armstrong Reynolds ('64) Re: Phoenix Area Bomber Luncheon 01-24-04 All Bomber Lunches website We had a really nice time yesterday in Goodyear, AZ with 15 Bombers and good food. The restaurant was busy, actually, REAL busy. They don't take reservations, so I got there early and we did manage to get a table with a little wait. Actually, two tables. I do want to thank Bonnie Steeber Frasca ('57) for driving all the way from Tucson to join us. I had a nice hour and a half visit with her after the luncheon. I also want to thank: Lorin St. John ('55), Carole Clark Oien ('54) and Waine Oien (spouse), Charlotte Carlson Terry ('52), Bill Terry ('54WB) Bruce Strand ('69) amd Toni Strand (spouse), Paula Bergam Merritt ('60) and Ken (spouse), Darvis Bergam Bobo (56) and Jim Bobo ('57), Annie Parker Hoyle ('57), and Judy Parker ('54) for joining us there. I enjoyed seeing all the Bombers. We are such a neat bunch of people. Anyone can plan a Bomber Luncheon. Just let Maren know and she will post it in the Sandstorm. Plan it and they will come. I hope that someone else in this area, either Phoenix, Mesa, Tempe, Chandler, Goodyear, or anywhere in the area will plan one. I am leaving for Arkansas Wednesday and will be back in May for a bit. I am leaving for Washington the first of June. I am planning on having another Bomber Luncheon, but will probably not be able to have it in May. So, someone else can step up to the plate and plan one. Connie Madron Hall ('60), maybe? I will plan another lunch when I come back for the winter. Gonna try something different, cause that is what I do best. I am going to have a BBQ-Pot Luck at my house. More to follow as the time gets closer. Are there any Bombers in or around Hot Springs, Arkansas? Gotta go pack. -Jean Armstrong Reynolds ('64) ~ Goodyear, AZ - where we are getting a little much needed rain P.S. Happy Birthday to my Big Brother: Jack Armstrong ('60) Hope you have a great day!! ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Peg Wellman Johnson ('66) Re: Richland Dentists I don't completely read the Sandstorm every day, but have noticed the talk about dentists. Dr. R. did the Wellman family's teeth in Richland. Seeing him was so dreadful that I ignored my teeth for years. Luckily, I've had a wonderful dentist in Portland for over 25 years, but never see him without remembering those brutal attacks in the '50s. -Peg Wellman Johnson ('66) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Mike Franco ('70) To: Donna Nelson ('63) That brick building you mentioned that housed Dr. H's dental office was none other than the Medical Arts Building. Dr. H was in the back, away from Swift and was my dentist early in life (my nickname for him was "open up", that is all I ever heard him say). I later moved on to the best tennis player in Richland history, Dr. Clint L. Knox. I loved Dr. Knox as a dentist, a neighbor, parent of some of my best friends and a tennis inspiration. When I was young I learned that Dr. Knox's middle initial "L" stood for absolutely nothing, that he added it when he got out of Dental school because he thought it might be important to have a middle initial. I am not sure this was true but I love the story. I used to hang out occasionally (only if I did something "really stupid'" to myself) in Dad & Dr. Flanagan's office at the south end of that building, facing Swift. I remember whenever I had to go see Dad for stitches or some other injury brought on by my irresponsible behavior I always begged Norma (receptionist) to get Dr. Flanagan to see me so I wouldn't have to hear the wrath of Dad. I was amazed how steady his hands were as he stitched while letting me have it for another silly injury. I think Dad had a special bedside manner just for me... To: Vic Marshall ('71) Re: "Teen Fashions" You are absolutely correct on all counts... tearing off those Levi tags was big stuff. Levi's cost a good deal more than other jeans (Lee) in those days and that tag was all you had to really show for it. I also remember that someone who was very NOT COOL was "sad'...remember that one? Last thought, I know Vic remembers this. Earlier this month on January 11 our dearest pal and true Bomber & Richland legend George Dana ('70) would have had his 52nd birthday. We love you and think of you every day, George. Best wishes to all Bombers -Mike Franco ('70) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Vicki Owens ('72) To: Vic Marshall ('71) Re: Teen fashions Mentioning fashions from the BIG cities (Spokane and Yakima) reminded me of CYO Camp Field. 'Twas the summer of 1970, and my cabin Kamiaken, was filled with half Richland girls and half Spokane girls. When time came to go on a hike, we were all told we had to wear white socks. Then if you got a blister there was no dye to get in and infect it. Or so we were told. The Spokane girls didn't have any white socks, and the Richland girls didn't have anything but white socks. A quick sock swap fixed the problem, and a-hikin' we went. No surprise that within a year, white socks were no longer cool in Richland, either. Speaking of cool, when I was in the U.S. last summer I was surprised to hear my teenaged friends saying it. Only they didn't say it the way we used to say it. We used to say "cool!" with lots of excitement and inflection. Now everything appears to be "very cool" in somewhat of a monotone. -Vicki Owens ('72) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Brad Upton ('74) Here's an early heads up. I'm doing a show next month at the Desert Inn/Hanford House/Doubletree/Red Lion or whatever combination of names they are now all know where I mean! We just finalized the details yesterday to make sure it could fit into the plans of Mike Davis ('74). The show is Friday, Feb. 20th at 8:30pm. Paul Currington will open the show. Doors open at 7:30 and tickets are available at the hotel. I have no idea what they cost (guess I should have asked before I negotiated a fee). I believe the room will be seated for about 250 people. There should be some info coming out in the paper and radio in a few days, but you heard it here first!! Hope some of you can make it. -Brad Upton ('74) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Kerry A. Steichen ('74) Re: 1974 class reunion (30th) The date worked out to be the June 25-27 weekend. That coincides with the Cool Desert Nights events (car show, cruise, street dance). The main hotel will be Marriott Courtyard Suites on Columbia Point, and the golf tournament will be Saturday at the new Columbia Point golf course (old Shan-na-pum site). The golf tournament has a benefactor in proceeds going to the Tri-City Cancer Center and will have some corporate sponsors. The tournament will be open to family and friends and have a post tournament feed at the hotel across the street. We are planning a dinner cruise as well departing from the hotel dock. Please send your comments, address updates and e-mail contacts to Rickard, Howard M -Kerry A. Steichen ('74) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Cheryl Neland Cano ('76) Re: Jury Duty In the state of Michigan you register to vote at the Secretary of State office. This is the DMV. We are selected by your voter's registration. -Cheryl Neland Cano ('76) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Steven Schmidt (82) Im a former bomber. Graduated class of 82. I remember such things as Ms. Pfennings immaculate blackboard, Morley Pauls English class, and most of all the big win at state 7-6 over Gonzaga Prep (if my memory serves). I was reserve police officer with RPD for two years; six years in the USAF as a cop; Gulf War era vet. Moved to northern California in 1995, and have lived here since. Worked for Packard Bell Computers in corporate security for four years and now am a Deputy Probation Officer with Placer County. Wouldnt mind hearing from former classmates. -Steven Schmidt (82) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: E.M. Davis (Bomber Dad) Re: A STATISTIC Hi Maybe this information has been offered before, if so, I did not see it. It would be interesting to know how many graduates have been honored from high school in the past 60 years. -E.M. Davis (Bomber Dad) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/26/04 - POPCORN DAY ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 17 Bombers sent stuff: Pete Hollick ('55), Steve Carson ('58), Larry Mattingly ('60) Jack Gardiner ('61), Tim Avedovech ('61), Sharon McDermott ('63) Linda Reining ('64), Louise Moyers ('65), Glenda Gray ('66WB) Lloyd Swain ('66), Pam Ehinger ('67), Rick Maddy ('67) Vicki Schrecengost ('67WB), Mike Franco ('70), Mike Davis ('74) Gary Schauer ('84), Zorba Manolopoulos ('91) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Treva Bolin Jensen ('65) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Pete Hollick ('55) The Norris brothers ('57 & '58), John Meyers ('58RIP), and Ray Stein ('64) were pretty fair basketball players but I remember few other pretty fair players! How about Jack Sinderson ('53) and Chuck Curtis ('55) who both played for Pacific Lutheran and won the small college [NAIA] Championship in Kansas City in the late '50s. Curtis went on to play in the old American Basketball League for Cleveland if I remember right. And Tom Tracey ('55) after a freshman year at UW transferred to small college in Idaho and led the Pacific Northwest in scoring for a couple of years. Anyway I'm sure Gene Conley ('48) was the best athlete coming out of Richland. -Pete Hollick ('55) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Steve Carson ('58) The first Chicago luncheon was a good start. Attended by Anna Manolopoulos ('74), Wally Carlson ('61), Steve Carson ('58), and a friend of Anna's. We had a nice visit. I am attaching a couple of pictures. -Steve Carson ('58) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [There were 3 pictures... in .bmp (read: HUGE) format... The email that arrived was 9MB (yes, MB... not KB). That ONE email almost filled up the 10MB I'm allowed. Please, Bombers, send your pictures in .jpg format. -Maren] All Bomber Lunches website ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Larry Mattingly ('60) Re: Juries I have only been called to jury duty once. It was a hotly contested auto liability case maybe 35 or so years ago. The only thing I can remember now is several other jurors saying "Why not just give it to her... it is only insurance money. It doesn't come out of our pockets." Several of us managed to hold out and deadlock it and the judge thanked us and sent us home. I later heard they tried it again several months later and that jury gave her the award. I have a drivers license and have voted in almost every election in the last 30 years. But have never been called again. Re: Doctors My memories of doctors include John Baugher. One time I was about 5 or 6 and there were blizzard conditions and snow about 8-10 inches, and I had bad pneumonia and he made a house call. Stuck me with a couple of shots and then called several times including the middle of the night to be sure my temp was going down. I saw him several times over the years for various ailments. Sometimes he would have to call me back, but he was always there when I needed a Dr. I can also remember Bjorn Lih who sewed up a cut in the bottom my foot from stepping on glass in that flume at the "Y". For all the bacteria that was supposed to be in that water, I had no infection. It was a long, wicked cut and he whistled and hummed while he stitched. I can remember how pleasant he was, no lectures. Just a comment about boys being boys to my mother. Re: Dentists Dentists are another matter. I have a mortal fear of all dentists. It probably stems from when I was about 5 years old (circa 47) when we were driving back to KY for vacation. I got an abscessed tooth along about Nebraska or Kansas somewhere. We stopped in a small town with one dentist over the hardware store. He was a big guy with a beard. Incredibly, he actually locked my dad out of the room and put a belt around me to hold me in the chair. I was kicking and screaming at the sight of that needle and monster apparatus they had in those days. He put his knee in my chest, grabbed my hair and jerked out that tooth without a word. He stuffed a huge wad of gauze in my mouth drug me out by my arm and said "Next". Dr. Peterson in Richland was a lot nicer guy but he was still a dentist. My neighbor recently told me about a dentist she found. So I called him and surprise, he invited me up to interview him. So maybe, just maybe.... Re: future plans I am off to Lake Havasu City, AZ Presidents' day weekend. This is the pyrotechnicians version of "spring break". 4 days of almost continuous fireworks. This year I am not lecturing, doing any demos, or even taking my tools. I am just going to watch. Well... maybe I will have to light something... "Happiness is the sky in bloom" -J Larry Mattingly ('60) ~ From home, South of Tacoma and the sun was warm this AM and I got 3 hours of cleaning up in my gardens before it started raining. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jack Gardiner ('61) Re: Spalding Last week someone mentioned savings accounts at school. This seemed to have jogged my memory while attending Spalding, 45 to 50 years ago. Some of these memories are: 1) Free Red Delicious Apples. (nutritious give-away program) 2) Fire Prevention Week poster contest. 3) Marble Tournaments 4) Laying in the hallways practicing Air-Raid Drills 5) Performing tumbling acts at PTA meetings under the direction of Howard Chitty 6) Playing flag football games against other Elementary Schools 7) Going to the annual School Patrol picnic 8) Going to summer camp at White Pass.. (Sponsored by Washington State Conservation Corp) 9) Intramural basketball games with team names such as: Chuck Gardiner Celtics vs Ralph Lee Lakers Where have all the years and innocent times gone. -Jack Gardiner ('61) ~ San Jose, CA ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Tim Avedovech ('61) Re: Lincoln High center To: Tom Verellen ('60) If my memory serves me correctly, I think the center for Lincoln High was By Vadset. He went out with my girlfriend for awhile before I found her which is how I remember him. He had a big ego at the time but I don't know what happened to him after that. Re: Prosthodontics To: Marcia Wade Hausenbuiller ('67) Dear Marcia Since I was a practicing prosthodontist until June of 2003, and specialist in dentures, implants, etc., you may already know this but just in case you are not aware, since you are now into dentures you might want to consider implants. They are the best thing to have come out for edentulous situations and vastly restore your dentition in one way or another to what you started out with. They're not perfect but the improvement is more than worth the time and expense. People who have lost much of their bone for various reasons, and were edentulous, are now some of the most grateful people on earth since implants came into being. My training as a specialist was at UCLA as well as the University of Washington, so if you want any help or assistance in pursuing this route, let me know. I can help. -Dr. Tim Avedovech ('61) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Sharon McDermott Bruce ('63) Re: Pops in school I remember some of the teachers seemed to enjoy giving pops. I never got any but remember my 2nd grade teacher at Jason Lee, Mrs. Wade gave some pretty good ones. She had the boys lay across a desk and hit them as hard as she could, I thought that was a little too much for 7 year olds. Her face would be so red it's a wonder she didn't have a blood vessel pop.. I also remember Mr. Helmer Olson as my 7th grade homeroom teacher at Carmichael, he was very strict and the only teacher I had that ever made me stay after school. Many times all I did was move my desk a little or turn my head and I would be staying late, needless to say I wasn't happy because I didn't talk or cause trouble in school... I also remember a very mean woman teacher at Carmichael, English class maybe, we had a boy in class named Rance Jones ('63) and she ridiculed him about his name, that it meant rancid and all that other garbage. I really disliked her.. Oh well, enough of that. -Sharon McDermott Bruce ('63) ~ San Antonio, TX - My ex husband's name was Rance.... but not Jones. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Linda Reining ('64) To: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) Re: Red Hat Is that anything like The Purple Hats? There is a group here that meet once a month and they wear red dresses and purple hats. They are ladies over 60 (anyway, I think that is the age). They get together for charity functions, lunches, movies, and other things. When you first join, you don't get a purple hat (if I remember right,it is pink)... you have to earn it. Not exactly sure how that is done. They had an article in the newspaper a couple years ago about them... looked like a lot of fun. Re: dentists Glad to know that I am not the only one with a phobia of dentists/dentistry...someone also mentioned interviewing a dentist and finding out his procedures---the dentist I have, now, has huge, red letters on my file that says: "patient highly apprehensive---give mild sedative before working on teeth". Linda Reining ('64) ~ Bakersfield, CA - rain last night. We are also getting our "famous" tule fog. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Louise Moyers ('65) Re: Dentists I have no pleasant memories of my childhood dentist. The shot was excruciating, and he didn't give me a shot for one filling, which he promptly told me he did he didn't, and my fear continues mostly to this day! -Louise Moyers ('65) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Glenda Gray ('66WB) Hi, I had to put my two cents worth on Dr. H. I had a tooth grow in back of my regular row of teeth in the fourth grade. Instead of just pulling that tooth, Dr. H. pulled the one in the front line, had gadgets, rubber bands, etc. in my mouth for over two years to pull that tooth into the front line, crowded them all and have several crooked (after he said it would take 6 months). I still break out in a sweat and have to be reminded by my current dentist and hygienist to breathe while they are cleaning or working in my mouth! He was one scary dentist! -Glenda Gray ('66WB) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Lloyd Swain ('66) OK.. I think I am correct on the origin of the Phrase "Sure Lloyd". Being a Lloyd myself I felt it necessary. Apparently it originated in the '60s. Can anyone else confirm this? -Lloyd Swain ('66) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Pam Ehinger Nassen ('67) To: Bill Scott ('64) I think you and I had the same dentist! I was about 7 years old and had to have some teeth filled. When I saw that BIG Hand and that HUGE NEEDLE coming at me I reached up and grabbed his hand and asked if I had to have that! He said "No." and I didn't have any Novocain! I had 6 teeth filled that way that day!! My Dad was with me and he couldn't believe what I'd done! Said I had to have been the bravest little girl around! Made me strut my stuff!! Well it was well over 20 years before I ever went back to any dentist! I'm lucky I have good strong teeth and I still have them all!! I've since learned that there are some really great dentists out there so instead of hating the dentist I tell them I don't like the dentist's chair! *GRIN* You don't hurt anyone's feelings that way! Re: Mary Anne Greninger Merritt ('67WB) and the "WB" If no one has told you yet WB means Would have Been. Bombers Rule -Pam Ehinger (Nassen The Blue Ribbon Class of 67) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Rick Maddy ('67) Re: Basketball greats Really difficult to compare basketball players from past and present on the same court using stat charts. Lots of questions arise. For example, who was guarding them? How many shots did the one man team with feeders take to acquire 2000 points? (many coaches would answer this with "Who cares?") Minutes played? Stats go on and on. Ray Stein ('64) and Lew Alcindor were on the top ten list for high school All-American the same year. Comparing Bombers to each other is like comparing Cassius Clay (Ali) to Rocky Marciano to Lennox Lewis, or Walt to Lew to Shaq. A lot of unknown, and never will be known, useless information. Nevertheless, if you really wanted to find the "other" greatest Bomber b-ball players, you only needed to show up on some of the cement courts with the metal mesh nets. Here one could find many of the never mentioned greats, possibly greatest of all time. The only difference from those pounding the hardwood courts being the war injuries cutting them down in junior high (most commonly the knees), their 1.2 GPA or the prioritized case of suds in the trunk of their car for that night's festivities at Dawald Gym. I woulda coulda got a letter for that sport. Anyway... Re: Hot rods David Rivers ('65) showed up in Huntington Beach for the Saturday morning hotrod gathering here on the corner of Magnolia and Adams. He drove his brand spanking new '49 Ford. Beautiful car. Two weeks done, maiden voyage from Las Vegas looking for "bugs" for the final finish work. I believe I even saw a Jim Heidlebaugh ('65) painted tool box in the trunk. As many of you know, David has several hot rods. This one I took a picture of because it is special (I was born in 1949). Although, this car looks a little altered from the stock version. And the 283 Chevy V8 that would make a Ford man cringe sounds very healthy, indeed. Hopefully Maren wont mind posting it. Always a pleasure to have David call me for coffee and donuts anytime he is in town. He is another fine example of a successful Richland Bomber that has FUN for a middle name. -Rick Maddy ('67) ~ HB, OC, CA - nice day, a few clouds, 68, water temp 59, surf's up ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Vicki Schrecengost Carney ('67WB) Re: Dentist memories Marcia Wade and I share some bad outcomes when it comes to orthodontia. My parents did take me to Dr. Woofter (Kennewick, I think) for braces. But first I had to wear that awful head band thing to try to move my teeth into place enough to get the braces on. Unfortunately, the thinking of the day was to just pull any teeth that didn't fit in. Today they try to expand the palette and NOT pull random teeth. Long story short, my teeth looked better, but now I am having some jaw misalignment which can only get worse. Sometimes the cure is worse than the malady. -Vicki Schrecengost Carney ('67WB) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Mike Franco ('70) Re: Jury duty (this is REALLY serious....well, kind of) A couple of years ago I was selected for jury duty for King County Court here in Seattle. I learned a few things (again) about the value of our Richland upbringing. First of all I discovered a Manolopoulos who worked for the Court Clerk's office. We had a good visit. The other "value" reminder was more subtle. I was chosen to sit in on a rather serious (first degree assault) trial involving an attack resulting from a drug sale that did not go the way the parties thought it would. The drug "proposal" began inside The Blue Moon Tavern, which is on 45th, right next to I-5 close to the U district here in Seattle. The trial lasted eight days, was pretty interesting and resulted in a pretty quick and easy decision by we jurors. The only difficulty during deliberations came from trying to understand the immediate area around The Blue Moon. The actual assault took place around the corner in front of a neighboring building. Although I (of course!) had no prior knowledge of this crime, I was a relative expert concerning the layout and geography of the "The Moon" and the surrounding area. I owe this expertise to such Bomber greats as Bill Sinclair and Grant Richardson (1967?) who helped introduce me and other younger Bombers to the Moon in the early '70s. That wisdom passed on by my wiser Bomber brothers allowed me to help my fellow jurors reach a just decision. It is this history of passing along our rich Bomber traditions (ie: broad knowledge of locations of the best/ cheapest taverns everywhere) that reminds us of why our "heritage" is to be cherished. Sometimes "Justice For All" means being a Bomber! Tears come to my eyes just thinking about it..... -Mike Franco ('70) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Mike Davis ('74) My, my, my! I knew the sentiments would get in the way. Ray Stein ('64), John Meyers ('58RIP), Norris Brown ('57), etc. - all great players for sure. They would make a great argument for who is Number TWO! But, the stats speaks - Neill was the best! Only argument - maybe Kelvin Soldat (71)!!!! Re: classics "That's really boss!" Or something might have been "sleek" or "keen" Stretch levis about 5 inches too short, long shirttail hanging out, with low-cut black Chuck Taylor Converses with terri cloth socks, topped off with the cool rattail comb in the back pocket!! If you had that outfit on you were the cat's a**, for sure!!! (Oh! and the Beatle hairdo!!!) Also, when you reached another level of "cool" you started sporting the "wing tips." And, of course, they would still go with the aforementioned attire, just eliminate the cons! (and don't forget that rattail comb!!!) And the girls. I think the dresses were called "empires" and "poorboys" (Help me out here, ladies) I can remember the short skirts with those wide belts. Then later came the most brilliant, awe-inspiring, innovating fashion trend of all- time - the HOT PANTS!!! -Mike Davis ('74) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Gary Schauer ('84) Re: '82 football championship To: Steven Schmidt ('82) Steven, Sorry, your memory does not serve you well on the '82 football championship - yes, it was 7-6, but the opponent was Kentridge, not Gonzaga Prep. Clover Park, Kennewick, and Shadle Park were the other that we went through during that playoff run that year. Who can forget the "out-and-go" pattern that Bircher threw to Schwisow for the winning touchdown after Kentridge held our offense in check the whole game? I'm sure that cornerback who bit on Mark's pump fake is still having nightmares about that one. Re: Basketball greats I've caught a few posting regarding Bomber basketball greats. While I'm sure that Norris, Conley, Stein, Meyers, etc, were pretty spectacular, they were way before my time. Some of my fondest memories of my childhood in Richland was going to the gym and watching Mike Neill and Brian Kellerman play. I never fully appreciated the greatness I was seeing in Neill until later in life I became aware of all the school and state scoring records that he had. To this day, their jersey numbers 44 and 24, still are etched in my mind. Re: Enrolling assistance for class of '84 search Hello fellow Bomber Alum! The Class of '84 is having their 20-year reunion on July 9, 10, 11 this summer (see details at and planning is going well. What we need help with however is finding our fellow classmates. We've been beating the bushes for about 4 weeks now, but only have about 30% of our class found so far. So before we start doing intensive people searches for each one, we'd like to tap people's address books for e-mail and/or home addresses for the folks listed as "missing" below. There's a lot of well-known, large "Richland family" names on this list (e.g. Ruane, Kafentzis, Langlois, Nicacio, Sinclair), so know people know how to reach many of these folks. All contact information will be kept private within the reunion committee. Please send information to me at the e-mail link above, or to Shannon Chapman Davari Aarhaus, Chad; Abrams, John; Adams, Heather; Adams, Steve; Alford, Veronica; Allen, Clyde; Allen, Tod; Andersen, Jeff; Andrie, Nicole; Arledge, Maria; Artz, Terry; Ausmus, Glenn; Averbeck, Scott; Bacon, Mary; Baird, Chuck; Baker, Jollee; Balzaretti, Rick; Bampton, Dain; Bartol, Ed; Barton, Tami; Beauchamp, Karlene; Bender, Stephanie; Bensel, Patty; Benson, Kim; Berry, Kim; Biddlecome, Lew; Bielicki, Carolyn; Black, Paul; Bogner, Bob; Bowls, Derek; Braaten, Cheryl; Brackensick, David; Bray, Eric; Bricker, Rick; Broderick, Patty; Brothers, Joan; Brower, Hugh; Brown, Allen; Brown, Margene; Brown, Scott; Bryer, Jeff; Buchanan, Robert; Burney, James; Campbell, David; Carlson, Rick; Carlson, Shawn; Carter, Ron; Carter, Scott; Chandler, Rick; Chorley, Jill; Christensen, Richard; Clement, Pat; Collins, Jodee; Compau, Terry; Conner, Lisa; Copeland, Raif; Corbit, Julie; Cristaldo, Jorge; Cummins, James; Cunningham, Patricia; Darcy , athleen; Davis, Kelly; Dean, Robin; Deaton, Sterling; Dellarocco, James; Dens, Mark; Dingee, Susan; Dittman,Terry; Dodd, Ryan; Dohrer, Christine; Dovey, John; Duffield, Kevin; Dunbar, Andy; Duncan, Polly; Dunham, Tracie; Edvalson, Heather; Ehlert, Mike; Eliason, Jon; Ellis, Michelle; Fermanich, Melissa; Fisher, Angie; Fox, Steve; Frank, Duane; Freeman, Lisa; Garvey, Edward; Gaugush, Jennifer; Geiger, Gary; Gentle, Myrna; Gilbert, Bonnie; Godsil, Pat; Golberg, Peder; Gonzales, Raquel; Gore, Marcy; Gould, Brenda; Green, Patti; Grytness, Jerry; Gubala, Allyson; Gunter, Staci; Gustafson, Kris; Guzek, Bethany; Hagan, Shari; Hansen, Julie; Harper, Douglas; Harris, Kelly; Harris, Kimberly; Harris, Shane; Harrow, Jeff; Hasszu, Cynthia; Hays, Shannon; Henson, Kelly; Hepper, Michele; Hermont, Mariane; Hinz, Steve; Hoffman, Patty; Hogan, Michael; Holland, John; Hollick, Joe; Hopperstad, Rod; Howry, Kari; Jacobson, Tim; Jenson, Gary; Jerome, Tracy; Jimerson, Kim; Johnson, Shawn; Johnson, Sherri; Johnson, Tracy; Jones, Peter; Jones, Yvonne; Kafentzis, Pam; Kidder, Paula; King, Dave; Knight, Ken; Koch, Lora; Koerner, Felecia; Kohl, Becky; Koski, Kaarina; Kraft, Brian; Krueger, Craig; Kumar, Naveen Garg; Lafevers, Corinna; Lane, Angela; Langlois, Geoffrey; Langston, Shannon; Lassila, Susan; Lawrence, Steve; Layne, Lori; Lee, Chris; Leigh, Matt; Lepinski, Brian; Lettau, Chris; Lewis, Colleen; Lewis, Denny; Lewis, Jenny; Long, Cathy; Lucke, Shannon; Lumsden, Nathan; MacIsaac, Lori; Mahoney, Jackie; Markillie, Jeff; Matejovic, Roberta; McGrady, Rocky; McKibbin, Mike; McVay, Mary; McVicker, Stacey; Melton, Wayne; Mendel, Frank; Messenger, Troy; Milicia, Lynn; Moore, Cam; Morey, Kelly; Morse, Marty; Morton, Doug; Mouser, Don; Movick, Rob; Mowery, Mark; Muller, Kim; Naugle, Daniel; Nelson, Robert; Nguyen, Clark; Nicacio, John; Nielsen, Angela; Norris, Christy; O'Donnell, Jeff; O'Donnell, Kim; Panesko, John Paul; Papenfuss, Lynnette; Parchen, Debbie; Partridge, Kim; Paullin, Dawn; Pember, Karen; Penman, Debbie; Perkins, Ginger; Perry, Rod; Peterson, Cheryl; Philipp, John; Philipp, Paul; Pool, Kathleen; Pope, Holly; Porter, Thomas; Posakony, Julie; Potter, Debra; Pratt, Glenn; Raekes, Nick; Ramirez, Jeff; Ramos, Richard; Rawlins, Mike; Reed , Whit; Reisenauer, Andrea; Reynolds, Lisa; Rice, Mark; Richardson, Mitch; Roberts, Alan; Roberts, Jill; Robinson, Marty; Robinson, Robbie; Roddy, Dave; Roderberger, Dave; Romrell, Shelly; Ruane, Dan; Rummel, Karl; Rutledge, Jeff; Sansom, Kim; Santjer, Dan; Sasser, Kyla; Scalise, Sally; Schamp, Shari; Schildknecht, Kathleen; Schreiber, Dawna; Scott, Debra; Sedore, Dan; See, Sheila; Shanley, Kay; Sharp Marsh, Jenny; Sherer, Tim; Sinclair, Cathy; Slocum, Kelly; Smart, Hank; Smatlak, Betty; Smith, Sheree; Smith-Logan, Aaron; Sommerville, Kent; Southard, Cindy; Speer, Suzie; Sprute, Anne; St. Clair, John; St. Feline, Pewter; Staley, Karen; Steinbrecher, Tim; Stevens, Jean; Stromblad, Peter; Stull, Sissy (Jamie); Sullivan, Lynnette; Teats, Stacy; Thomas, Steve; Titus, Maryellen; Upton, Joseph; Valdez, Kathy; Van Houten, Jeannie; Vandiver, Jenny; VanLiew, Steve; Versteeg, Lynn; Vines, Jerome; Von Erem, Brian; Wagener, Dan; Wahler, Kelly; Walker, Todd; Wallace, David; Watts, Mary; Webb, Torry; Weed, John; Welshons, Dewayne; Westbrook, Darreldlene; Westlund, Derek; White, Jerry; White, Latonya; Wick, Larry; Wildenborg, Judy; Wilkens, Chauncey; Williams, Michelle; Willrich, Jeff; Wilson, Brenda; Woo, Carol; Wood, Pam; Wyatt, Jane; Young, Aaron; Young, Donald; Young, Michael; Zortechni, Liebe; Thank you, everyone, in advance! -Gary Schauer ('84) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Zorba Manolopoulos ('91) Re: Technology Survey I have been getting some off-line questions about the purpose of the survey ( what data will be used. I work on ideas for ways to improve the usage of computers for 2 plus years in the future. I then make sure certain target products are available in that time frame. If you would like to see some of the output of the current year, you can look at I want to get an idea of what troubles or issues people are having with their computing devices to see how well we are working on the correct ideas. The data collected will be consolidated in unidentified data. No personal identification is needed. Name and email are requested in case there is a question about the survey or perhaps you have a unique situation I would I like to know more about. In any case, your name and email will NOT leave my server. The other demographic information is to help in targeting products for certain usages. One could extract from the data collected that single women making less than $50,000 under 50 years of age enjoy entertainment, music and movies more. Now this is just a poor example, but it shows how we look at data. Basically I am trying to identify trends or commonality among groups. Hopefully, I can then suggest an acceptable method to improve the way of life through technology without imposing on people's lives. Technology should help us live, we shouldn't live for technology. If you have any other questions, please feel free to email me. -Zorba Manolopoulos ('91) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/27/04 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 17 Bombers and a "thank you" Re: Larry Stephens ('63RIP) today: Gloria Willett ('56WB), Betty McElhaney ('57) Ed Quigley ('62), Helen Cross ('62) Jim Collings ('62), Carol Converse ('64) Linda Reining ('64), Jeff Michael ('65) Judi Wilson ('65), Patti McLaughlin ('65) Cheryl Moran ('66), Ted Smith ('66) Mike Lonergan ('67), Steve Piippo ('70) Stu Osborn, ('71), Terry Hutson ('74) Beth Young ('81) Angie Doolittle (Re: Larry Stephens - RIP) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kay Schafer Reed ('66) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* COMPUTER ADVICE/ALERT -- from Stu Osborn ('71) Re: 'Mydoom' is your doom Watch out for the 'Mydoom' virus, Bombers!!! It arrives in your Inbox looking like a normal mail server error message with an attachment sometimes called, "Document.scr". It looks like a normal notification of an undeliverable e-mail and has text like, "The message contains Unicode characters and has been sent as a binary attachment." Subject lines vary but can include phrases like "Mail Delivery System" and "Mail Transaction Failed." The attachments have ".exe," ".scr," ".cmd" or ".pif" extensions, and may be compressed as a Zip file. Security program manager with Microsoft Christopher Budd said the worm does not appear to take advantage of any Microsoft product vulnerability. "This is entirely a case of what we would call social engineering -- enticing users to take actions that are not in their best interest," Budd said late Monday. Microsoft security tips: Everyone must know by now NOT to click email attachments unless you are absolutely sure who they're from. But because this one looks like it's from a mail server, it's fooling a few people. It seems to be spreading rapidly clogging up mail servers and e-mailing itself. If it's propagated further, it has the potential of disrupting your e-mail on Tuesday and delaying tonight's or Wednesday's Sandstorm. It's unclear at this point what damage this new virus does to machines that are infected but check McAfee's site for more information: Stu Osborn, ('71) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ And Norton's site: ******************************************************* ******************************************************* and now... on to today's Sandstorm ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Gloria Willett Green ('56WB) Re: Outstanding basketball players I can't help but hope that those players whose accolades we have been reading lately in the Sandstorm are somewhere on-line realizing how much they were appreciated and are still remembered by CHS alums. Re: Radiation We know that radiation is not good for us. There has been much discussion about it in the Sandstorm regarding the radiation levels in and around Richland. Most of us have had some type of x-ray during our lives at some point or another; but does anyone remember the machines they used to have in children's shoe departments where you could try on a pair of shoes, stand on the machine, punch a button and see the bones wiggling around in the toes of the shoes? I used it when we were in the store even if I wasn't trying on shoes. Then all of a sudden they vanished. As much radiation as I am bound to have been exposed to over the years, it boggles my mind that my breast cancer was treated with 33 radiation treatments. Doesn't radiation cause cancer? It's a wonder I don't glow in the dark! -Gloria Willett Green ('56WB) ~ Greetings from the fine state of Arkansas where we have had no snow this winter and temps are around the mid-fifties. I have a brand new coat and it won't get cold enough to wear it! ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Betty McElhaney Hudspeth ('57) Re: Dentists All this conversations about dentists brought back memories. About 1946 I had a front baby tooth that was really giving me some pain as the permanent tooth was trying to come in and couldn't. My Mom took me to a dentist at the Kadlec dental center which was part of the hospital and told the dentists the problem, that the root hadn't dissolved or what ever it does. He made her leave the room and as she got to the waiting room she heard me scream. he had pulled it without deadening. I thought she would mop the floor with him. He was asked to leave as there had been other complaints. I didn't see a dentists until I was 16 and went to Dr. P. who was supposed to be the best. He scheduled me three days in a row for there were 7 fillings to be done. On the third day he asked me how I was doing and I made the mistake of saying my mouth was sore from the shots, well he jammed the needle in and I thought I was going to come out of the chair. I was a white knuckle patient from then on until I found an angel of a dentist in Las Vegas. From then on I have had more angels and am fine going now. Take care everyone -Betty McElhaney Hudspeth ('57) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Ed Quigley ('62) To: Larry Mattingly ('60) With all the talk of doctors, I had wondered whether anyone would mention Dr. Baugher, one of my first "heroes". John lived a few houses away from us, and was a definite "bohemian", seldom rising before 1 or 2 in the afternoon, and often making house calls (remember those? Try and find a doctor that will make the effort to do that today!) long after midnight. When my Mom decided to leave Kadlec hospital, and go to work for just one doctor, he offered her a job, and as much as she liked and respected him, she decided to pass on the offer, as he NEVER got into his office prior to 3 p.m., and was often there after 10, and she just didn't want to miss her evenings with my sister and me. Instead, she went to work for Dr. Lih, for many years. As a kid, I loved sitting at his knee and listening to his stories of his time in the Navy; he was a great storyteller and full of jokes. He used to take bunches of us kids to the movies, but would often get called away to see patients... No big deal, as he'd just leave us and come back to pick us up (ah, for those simpler, safer days, when society seemed so gentle). He was the first person who was willing to risk letting me drive his car (I was prob'ly only 14!), which was a beautiful little TR3, and he just fascinated me. Very few people realized that he played piano, and was very good at it. Had it not been for his father, and family expectations, he might have been a world class concert pianist. He was one of a few people who didn't lose faith in me during my "troubled teens". I made the effort of tracking him down, a couple of years ago, to thank him for his influence on my Life... He was living in Walla Walla, after working as a doctor for the penitentiary for many years. Still had a great memory, and I received a letter back from him, with a story of a large fir tree coming down through his roof, right around New Year's... A long story, that had me rolling on the floor with laughter... Just as I remember him. It's nice to know that some things (and some people) never change! Re: Smearing As for the rite of passage, known as "initiation" into junior high, the summer between 6th and 7th grades was a misery for me, as I was allergic to lipstick, and must have had my face "painted" a couple of dozen times, and had to retrieve my pants from the top of something high (don't remember whether it was the backstop, or the fence around a tennis court -- Old Timer's Disease strikes again :) behind Jefferson grade school. I suffered the last of those "indignities" during Atomic Frontier Days, which I think was in August, back then. Man, that was the FIRST time in my life that I was happy to see the end of summer, and the start of the school year! To: Mike Franco ('70) Oh yeah, the infamous "Blue Moon Tavern". . .wonder how many horror stories there are about that place. I was only in it once, in about '64, but what I remember, is that there was a guy passed out, head resting on one of the tables in the rear, and the bartender went back, lifted the guy's head by grabbing him by his hair, used the bar rag to wipe the table, and then just dropped his head back down, and then left him alone. Re: Jury duty I've been called three times, but Pierce County has been wonderful as far as excusing me, because I'm self-employed, and literally could NOT afford to get caught up in a long trial. A short letter explaining that, was all that was needed. To: Mike Davis ('74) "HOT PANTS!!!" OH YEAH!!! And hip-huggers. . .What a glorious treat for the eyes!!! And they're back (lower and tighter. . .Thanks, Britiny, Christina, etc.! ('Course, you get caught looking now, and you're just an ol' pervert! :) ) 'Nuff said. . . -Ed Quigley ('62) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) To: Linda Reining ('64) I will take your information to the REd Hat Society I belong to. I've never heard of the Purple Hat Society. The rule I know of is that in your birthday month you are suppose to wear purple hats and red dresses. I personally like combinations of any of the above. And if you are under 50 you are to wear lavender hats and pink dresses or is it the other way around. IT's a fun group anyway. Re: B-ball I remember seeing Norris Brown ('57), John Meyers ('58RIP), and Ray Stein ('64) play. All were great to me,and we were lucky to have such a great sports program over all the years. I missed seeing Gene Conley ('48) play by a few years. -Helen Cross Kirk ('62) ~ where the little lake is still frozen, but covered by inches of snow, as we really had a winter storm yesterday leaving maybe 6 inches in places like our driveway, 3 in others as it was blowing. MY husband is out shoveling so we can get out. I'd help, but we only have one snow shovel!! But it's suppose to get above freezing today!! ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jim Collings ('62) Re: Corporal Punishment Every time I read about the spats, I wonder about other forms of punishment used by the teachers. I remember a science teacher at Chief Jo who liked to use her ruler across your knuckles. Anyone else remember getting whacked with her ruler. I still remember one day moving my hand at the last second. She didn't do anything and I never got another whack from her. To: Allan Coffman ('62) Are you out there anywhere? Still waiting to hear from you. Based on entries to date, I nominate you for the hands down record holder for the most spats. Wonder if you also might hold the record for the most different people giving you spats. I seem to remember that you received a few others. For those of you that didn't know Allan, he wasn't a bad kid. -Jim Collings ('62) ~ Lone Tree, CO ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Carol Converse Maurer ('64) Re: Dentists I have to put my 2 cents worth in this discussion of dentists. I have to agree with the person who said they felt the dentists back when didn't do any prevention work. I can't remember going to the dentist at all when I was younger, but I'm assuming that I did. Seems like each year, and this is from Jr. High on, that I had loads of cavities. I know I ate too much candy and didn't take care of my teeth that well. I've really paid for the way the dentists didn't do their job right. I have a very high maintenance mouth my dentist says. I've gotten most all my molars crowned and I go in every 2 months for a good cleaning job. But, you know, I haven't had a cavity in years. I'll take prevention any time. I hope that all dentists are doing that. -Carol Converse Maurer ('64) ~ Eureka, CA - turned cold again. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Linda Reining ('64) To: Jack Gardiner ('61) Re: Spalding events I remember the tumbling, too... when I was in 6th grade, Mr. Chitty had us do tumbling acts across the stage in the auditorium... he also had some of us doing jumps on the trampoline... and one time, we made a "pyramid" and one of the guys jumped over us, as we flattened down. Also remember: Girl's Patrol and the picnic(we wore white sashes... did we also wear white "sailor" hats???... seems like we did, but can't remember for certain. Fire Prevention poster contest, and walking in the Fire Prevention parade Air Raid drills in the halls (those always scared me) Marble contests were for the boys... we girls had jacks contests Don't remember the Red Delicious apple give-aways End-of-the-year school picnic(only time we were allowed to wear pedal pushers to school) Remember the crossing guards? I think they were Boy's Patrol members. One time, in about 4th, I rode my bike to school and one of them was at the crosswalk and I got yelled at cause I rode my bike too fast across the street. (thought he was gonna give me a ticket or something!). I wonder when all that changed???? We sure had great times in Richland, didn't we? What a GREAT place to grow up... the memories are mostly good ones and the friendships seem to last forever, thanks to this forum and Maren and Richard and Gary!!!!! You guys are GRRRREAT! "thanks for the memories". -Linda Reining ('64) ~ cold day in Bakersfield, CA... no "fog delay", so the kids had to start on time. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jeff Michael ('65) Hey, Bombers and Bomberettes... To: Jack Gardiner ('61) Re: Spalding Ooooo...hit some great notes there. I remember 2, 3, 4, and 6 really well. I especially liked flag football. And I noticed you mentioned the School Patrol Picnic (which I don't remember). But I sure remember School Patrol! Those neat red jackets (the nylon ones, not the old, heavy, denim ones), the keen white belts with the single shoulder band, the especially, the sleek hats. And how about the long run out to Post 7? The guys in the front of the school got to march and fold the flag and all that sleek stuff. I mean, that was really boss! And how did you feel when you stopped traffic for that special girl who didn't know yet you were her special guy? And a whole clump of girls (they never were alone) looked at you, whispered to each other and giggled. Now that was heavy stuff, brother. Are there girls on school now here? I have seen them in CA and there is usually an adult around, too. Guess the cost of liability insurance for 10-12 year old kids directing traffic has gone up. To: Mike Davis ('74) Re: Hot Pants Yep, quite the cool invention. I had reached young adulthood by then. But my vote is still for cheer leader and majorette attire for those barely pubescent years. Hotter than hot pants, for sure! (Just one guy's opinion.) And how about the girls... did you really dig those tight football pants or prefer the cute little basketball shorts? They didn't come clear down to the kneecaps back in the day! dj jeff Michael ('65) ~ Richland - where I think we have had a 24 hour Chinook wind. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Judi Wilson Johnson ('65) Re: dentist plus I thought I was the only one who had horrid memories of Dr. H ("dentist"). I tried for a long time to convince my Mom that he was really mean but she just thought I was afraid (she had that part right!!). She finally realized I was right (thanks to my sister and brother complaining, too) and found Dr. May. He was wonderful but it took a VERY long time to get over that fear. My palms still get sweaty as I head to the dentist. To: Mike Franco ('70) Your Dad holds a special place in the hearts of my family not to mention unmeasurable thanks. He saved my Mom's life (I was in the 5th grade) spending the night in her hospital room to make sure she made it. -Judi Wilson Johnson ('65) ~ from wet and chilly Everett, WA where we had rain, snow, hail and sunshine all in a four hour period on Saturday. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Patti McLaughlin Cleavenger ('65) Re: Dentists I have to jump in on the Dentist string. When my son was little, I was able to leave my "childhood" dentist and move to Dr. Mock. He is WONDERFUL and totally PAINLESS; I now LOVE to go to the dentist. But he has been in practice for 40 years. We will have to lose him sometime and there is NO ONE who can replace him. Three cheers for Dr. Mock! -Patti McLaughlin Cleavenger ('65) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Cheryl Moran Fleming ('66) Re: Dentists I also have bad memories about the dentist. Dr. Knox was so nice, every time I started crying, he stopped the work and made another appointment for me. Later, he suggested my mother take me to the "children's dentist" in town. We all know who that person was - Dr. H. My husband, Jim ('65), and I still talk about how he effected our view of going to the dentist. When I found a dentist here in Spokane, I had to fill out an information sheet and decide if I would request gas or not. of course, I did and the reason I gave is "childhood trauma".. How about that? Re: Jury Duty I served on a jury that was a child abuse case. The prosecutor had the crib set up in the court room and a swing. Very powerful visual aids, not to mention the photos. It was a very emotional experience and all the jurors agreed on the guilty verdict. I hope he's still in jail. -Cheryl Moran Fleming ('66) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Ted Smith ('66) Re: Sure Lloyd To: Lloyd Swain ('66) My recollections about "Sure Lloyd" are the same as yours. -Ted Smith ('66) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Mike Lonergan ('67) Im always on the sidelines, reading but not participating in Alumni Sandstorm. But I have to comment on two recent items that hit close to home. Re: Dentists Dr. H really frightened me, but in hindsight I realize he wasn't sadistic, only impatient. I had an Alfred E. Newman gap in my front teeth for probably two years after losing my "baby tooth" on the top right. Dr. H could see it in the x-rays and got impatient waiting for it to come down, so he gave me LOTS of Novacaine, took a blade and softened up the gums much like you would break up the soil in a garden, by jabbing me MANY times with that blade. Lots of blood, and lots of pain after the Novacaine wore off, but the tooth still didn't come in until it was good and ready. Re: Sure Lloyd Yes I knew Lloyd Carmichael, and its amazing that the saying "Sure, Lloyd" as in "Yeah, right" persisted for a number of years at the Junior High. -Mike Lonergan ('67) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Steve Piippo ('70) To: Gary Schauer ('84) The Bomber basketball jersey worn by Mike Neill ('75), #44 should have been retired long ago. -Steve Piippo ('70) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Stu Osborn ('71) See Stu's "COMPUTER ADVICE/ALERT" at the top of this Sandstorm ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Terry Hutson Gunter ('74) To: Mike Davis ('74) Re: classics add to your classic attire for women, when it comes to HOT PANTS...white GO GO Boots. Every girl had to have a pair. -Terry Hutson Gunter ('74) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Beth Young Gibson ('81) Re: Dentists I went to Dr. H. as a kid. I don't know if he didn't believe in pain killers or what, but I had several drillings without Novacaine or pain killer of any kind. I had unnaturally deep pits in my teeth, susceptible to cavities, so he insisted on putting these plastic plugs in them to prevent that... of course these were six year molars, not much point since they come out later anyway. But putting that stuff in my teeth required drilling, every bit of which I felt. You would think that would make me afraid of dentists, but somehow it didn't. What it DID do was give me a very high pain tolerance. So what's a little trip to the dentist? -Beth Young Gibson ('81) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Angie Doolittle (and Ann Stephens) Re: Larry "Dobie" Stephens ('63RIP) I just wanted to write and thank each and every one of you for your condolences and kind words about Larry, on behalf of my Mom, Ann, and myself. As I sit and read all of the nice things that you have to say about him, my heart aches, even though I've made peace with it all. I have to believe that he is in a better place now and that he knows what great friends he had. I vaguely remember hearing when I was a little girl about his baseball days and how much he loved to play. It's nice to hear of the fond memories that you have of him and how much fun he was. He taught me how to play poker when I was little, and when his brothers would come and visit us, we would all sit around and play. I think I always used to win! :) Maybe, like you said, he's playing poker and drinking beer somewhere right now. We believe that Larry passed peacefully and was where he would have wanted to be, in Thailand. It's a beautiful country and they are such gracious hosts there. I'm thankful to have that as my heritage. And, he was playing ping pong up until the day before his passing, so we know he was happy. We didn't have a traditional "American" service, per his last request, but there were about 200 people at his funeral in Thailand, and it was very nice. There will be one more memorial service at home in Florida on March 20th, in a Thai tradition. My Mom will still be living in Florida. Mom has enjoyed getting to meet those of you that have gotten together with them over the years. Thank you for your kindness and your warm gestures. I know that his brothers, my uncles, George ('58), Gene ('54) and Ron ('56), appreciate your kindless as well. Thank you again, and if you would like to get in touch with my Mom, you are welcome to email me and I will pass along your note. I have enjoyed reading your postings. I wish that my alma mater would do the same thing; what a great way to keep in touch. Warmest regards, -Angie Doolittle (and Ann Stephens) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/28/04 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 17 Bombers sent stuff: Ann Bishop ('56), Gus Keeney ('57) Ken Neal ('57), Max Sutton ('57) Barb Isakson ('58), Gary May ('58WB) Pam Swain ('61), Ed Quigley ('62) Jim House ('63), Marie Ruppert ('63) Patricia Rediske ('63), Patti Spencer ('65) Lynn-Marie Hatcher ('68), Mike Howell ('68WB) Peggy Hartnett ('72), Greg Alley ('73) Beth Young ('81) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* BOMBER LUNCH Today: Girls of '63 and'64 BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Betty Neal Brinkman ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Terry Durbin ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mary Beth Meyer Lawson ('64) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Ann Bishop Ousley ('56) We will be in Florida the last week of March. Any Bombers in the Orlando/Kissimmee area? Other than the obvious attractions, what would be good places to visit? -Ann Bishop Ousley ('56) ~ Texarkana, AR - sunny but r-a-a-ather NIPPY today... in the 20s ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Gus Keeney ('57) I think Congrats are in order for Paul Ratsch ('58) and his son, Paul III, for Paul III's Record Dead Lift in Las Vegas. This Photo is the December Cover of Power Lifting Magazine. He beat the previous record by 3lbs!!!! -Gus Keeney ('57) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Ken Neal ('57) I want to wish a happy birthday on January 28 to my little sister, Betty Neal Brinkman ('62). The 62 is not her age, just the year she matriculated. Excuse the big word, but as Betty is married to a university professor, Dr. George Brinkman ('60)... I wouldn't want her to think I still only use words of one or two syllables. -Ken Neal ('57) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Max Sutton ('57) Re: Dentists We've been e-mailing about dentists for a couple of weeks now and I have finally decided to add my two cents worth in. One of the finest dentists I have ever had has an office right up the hill from my house. He also happens to be one of the best Bomber quarterbacks I've ever seen. I'm, of course referring, to Dr. George Stephens ('58). I think George might be retired now and if so congratulations George you're one of the good guys. -Max Sutton ('57) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Barbara Isakson Rau ('58) Re: Class of '58 Luncheon Well, the weather is getting better and it time for our Luncheon at the West Richland Golf Course. February 1. 2004, around 1 o'clock. Hope to see you there! Bomber Cheers -Barbara Isakson Rau ('58) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Gary May ('58WB) Re: Old Friends To: Those who know Tom (Charley) Ronk ('59) Prayers would be appreciated as he is in the hospital in Wenatchee with terminal cancer. Tom was a very good friend of mine in those days and has managed to stay in touch with me during my world travels and my return to the Pacific NW 30 years ago. His wife, Barbara, called to inform me of the situation. Thanks for the prayers. -Gary May ('58WB) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Pam Swain Johnson ('61) Re: Blue Moon Not to change the subject but "The Moon" came up and I feel obliged to respond. The Blue Moon is of course famous (or infamous) in Seattle and has even been named a historic site and mentioned in song. In the late '60s I went into the Moon and was told to watch the bartender... he just loved to fight. Well sure enough some fracas broke out and the bartender come out from behind the bar fists flying and with a big grin on his face made short work of the combatants. In 1969 I married that bartender who also owned the Moon. In the late '70s we went into the Moon during a trip to Seattle. Funny thing--many of the same people were still sitting on the same stools at the bar. Took my 2 youngest kids there in the '80s. Not much changed in the 20 years, still books on the shelves and the bathrooms were still gross although the graffitti was less interesting. The good old days? Not so much. -Pam Swain Johnson ('61) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Ed Quigley ('62) Re: Oops! Just realized, upon re-reading, that I left the impression that I was talking about Dr. Lih being a great story teller... everything after that mention of Dr. Lih, was MEANT to still be about Dr. Baugher... Sorry 'bout that bad sentence construction, folks; guess it's back to remedial English, for me... To: Jim Collings ('62) That teacher that used the ruler in Science, I believe, was Mrs. W., and rumor had it, that in "our" year in the 9th grade, that she rapped somebody's knuckles, and split them open, earning her a "trip" across the next row of desks, compliments of a shove... I'm not sure whether that was true or not, but it was a pretty hot story for a couple of days! And I agree with your opinion of Allen Coffman; I remember him as having a great sense of humor and being very well liked. -Ed Quigley ('62) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jim House ('63) Re: Grade School Memories I have not seen any mention of the Soap Box Derby as one of the grade school memories. As I recall the annual race down Lee was a big annual event. Not being mechanically inclined (I'm a Jiffy Lube guy today) I never entered, but always watched them. When did the races stop? Did any Sandstorm subscribers win? Any special memories? Frank Osgard ('63WB) probably had some illegal devise or spent the night before, sabotaging other competitors' rigs. There must be some stories out there. -Jim House ('63) ~ Mead, WA - where my wife is really enjoying the new snow shovel she got for Christmas ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [] ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Marie Ruppert Hartman ('63) Re: Jury duty I've been called twice. Chosen once for the jury and excused once due to my son-in-law being a police officer (not an automatic exclusion, but circumstances prevailed). In Washington the jury pool is now called from drivers' licenses; used to be from voters' registration. You do not have to be a US citizen to serve on a jury. At least that is what our bailiff told the jury pool during my last call-up. We are traveling to Richland tomorrow to look at a house on Sunset that our daughter thinks we should buy. -Marie Ruppert Hartman ('63) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Patricia Rediske Weatherman ('63) Well, after reading all the dental horror stories and realizing that not only was I not alone, but that my tales were tame compared to some, I was watching Jeopardy last night and when the answer to one of the questions involved the fact that the electric chair was actually invented by a dentist, I just had to write in-it was just too crazy! I had both Dr. R and Dr. H and when mom yanked us out of Dr. R's office and headed for the new one, it just didn't get any better. She heard me in Dr. R's office doing a fair amount of gurgling screams and came in to discover him with his hand splayed open across my chest and his knee next to my thigh on the chair, while holding me down he was yelling at me to be quiet and all I wanted to do was sit up and spit. I thought I was going to drown! I must have been somewhere between 8-10 years old and my poor little brother, Len ('66) was waiting his turn in the waiting room with fear and trembling. Mom gave Dr R. a very large, loud and pointed piece of her mind and left with us kids in tow. Dr. H pulled 8 permanent teeth including all 4 of my incisors which should really help when I have to gum my food in later years. I am nearly comatose when I have to go to a dentist and I will put it off until I am in such agony that I can't function. I just recently found a wonderful dentist and a great oral surgeon. One of the questions on the intake form was: "How would you like us to treat you?" and I said "Like a baby", they actually took about 45 minutes to go over all my answers and I am given gas or am completely out when they have to do anything and so far my insurance company doesn't quibble about the extra cost. Apparently, fear of dental work is fairly common in my age group and insurance companies are taking that into account. I just think that you - the patient - has to be well informed and your own advocate and if you don't like the answers you get from a doctor or dentist, RUN! Re: Other memories On a lighter note, I remember being on Student Patrol and having the annual picnic; Fire Safety poster contests and the Fire Safety house that you could go thru and tell all the things that were wrong and a hazard... sort of a haunted fire house sort of deal. Atomic Frontier Days! Savings accounts at Spalding and the little bank to keep money in until you got it into the little brown envelope at school and entered the amount in your own little pass book. Weekly Reader and the Scholastic Book Club; shots at school- after the pre-school ones you got at home from the Public Health Nurse; Drs Corrado and Baugher both coming to our house quite a lot since there were 4 of us and my brother had a lot of ear infections in the middle of the night; Summer Reading Club at the Public Library; the beautiful May Pole that went up one year on the front lawn at Spalding and the dance we did to wind the streamers down the pole, and May baskets that we used to hang on neighbors' doors; Air Raid drills in the halls, "Duck and Cover!" and the occasional scary times when they practiced evacuating us by bus (I always vowed I would run home, since school was just across the street, and that I would never willingly get on a bus and be taken far away from my family in the event of a war); school nurses that were actually in the building every day in elementary school, at least, and at Chief Jo I think; sugar cubes at the Public Health building for Sabin Oral Polio vaccine and how worried the parents were every summer when it was hot and polio was making the rounds... we always had to nap in the summer, or rest when we got older, it was thought to somehow keep us well and not let us get too run down and prone to maybe getting sick, especially with the dreaded "P" disease. Well, the beat goes on, thanks for the forum to ramble and remember a gentler, safer, happier time. -Patricia Rediske Weatherman ('63) ~ Bothell, WA ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Patti Spencer ('65) Re: Dr. Otterholt I have been reading about dentists and the trauma that kids have gone through..I must say that I had a wonderful dentist, Dr. Otterholt. He went out of his way to make our "dentist visits" special.. To this day I have no fear of dentists. -Patti Spencer ('65) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Lynn-Marie Hatcher ('68) Re: Dentist in Spokane?? It is such a relief to hear all of you talking about your experiences with Dr. H in Richland. I thought I was the only one. My phobia regarding dentists began at age 4 (at his hand, and heartless manner), and remains to this day. As a consequence, I have always neglected small problems until they became big -- and ended up with multiple root canals. Of course, that has just reinforced the fear of dentists -- always associated with pain. I am about to change insurance companies, and will have relatively good dental coverage. I have a TON of dental work that I can't put off any longer. So I wondered if any of you know of a dentist in Spokane who is gentle, understanding of the terror some of us go through just by walking through the door, and doesn't strive to make a patient feel like a low- life for having neglected dental matters over the years? Thanks in advance for anyone who can provide this info to me. -Lynn-Marie Hatcher ('68) ~ Spokane PS - Still working on the website regarding my grandson -- 2 weeks old today! Will provide the URL as soon as I have it ready. (Hard to spend much time on it, now that grad school is back in session for me. *Groan* Anybody in the mood to sleep for me? I don't have time to do it myself!) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Mike Howell ('68WB) To: Jim Collings ('62) I saw Allen R. Coffman ('65?) {NOT Allan M. Coffman ('62)] last June when I was in the Tri-Cities for Cool Desert Nights at his Brother Phillip's home in West. He is real White haired and still just as feisty as he always was just a little slower at it. I didn't think to ask where he was living but I know it he is still in the Tri-City area. I didn't recognize him when I first saw him and Phillip had to tell me who he was. I know Phil can't afford internet and is barely making ends meet since he was involved in a truck wreck in the late '80s. He takes care of his folks and they in turn pay him enough to get by. He is still too proud to ask for help even from the State. He does some fine writing even tho neither of us passed Miss Larson's English classes two years in a row. I am into poetry for the relaxation of it and Phil is into stories. Let me tell you we swapped a few during our visit. I still miss the good old days that my kids claim were barbaric. They can't believe we use to walk from where I lived out at Twin Bridges into Richland just for something to do. We seemed to enjoy the walk and always found something to do while we were walking. Kicking rocks was one of the favorite things to do. Seeing if you could kick one single rock all the way to Richland. Boring is what I hear now. Back to where I was... you will have to look Allan up in the phone book. I am pretty sure he is listed. You might want to tell him about the Sandstorm. To: David Rivers ('65) Hi David; Love the Ford. Not too pleased about a Chevy Transplant though. I am in process of purchasing my own to work with. I do Hot August Nights every year with my wire art and want to have one done for '05. I found a '41 Ford Super Deluxe 4 door for 1k and am still holding my breath for a '53 Hudson Hornet 4 door that a friend of mine has. I already have the '88 Mercury Cougar with a 5.0 for a donor car. Again I really like the Ford. -Mike Howell ('68WB) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Peggy Hartnett ('72) Re: radiation I don't remember that particular test, but I do remember the whole body counters that would come to the schools. I have often wondered what they determined from those counts and where and to whom that info went. Anyone know? -Peggy Hartnett ('72) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Greg Alley ('73) To: Patti McLaughlin Cleavenger ('65) Thanks for mentioning Dr. Mock for being a good dentist. It's been great and a comfort to go to him in the last 15 years after fear of going to the dentist. He has I think 4 Bomber daughters, including a couple cheer leaders. The often mentioned Dr. H was a bad memory. If you saw the movie Marathon Man I was Dustin Hoffman in the dentist chair and Sir Lawrence Olivier was the evil dentist standing over me with a drill saying "is it safe". Painfully memories for our family. Re: The Greatest Bomber Hoopster It's a tough choice for me. Gene Conley ('48) played 2 professional sports and that's pretty good in any era. I saw Norris ('57) playing a bit around town in the '60s and I could see how good he must have been and he's got a state title. Ray Stein ('64) was my first great memory, especially in that new big gym. Also watching him on Saturday afternoon on TV was kinda cool. Mike was great. My friends and I traveled to Shadle Park for his first game in his sophomore year in Spokane. It was freezing cold in that town and that little gym but he scored 44 points, his career high. To round out the 5 team all star team you cannot leave out Brian Kellerman ('79). Some of the games I saw him play in the regular season, regionals, state (STATE CHAMPS), and at Idaho were great. Saw him help beat Iowa in an NCAA first round game in Pullman, great. One other to mention, if Pat Hoke ('72) had some Charlie Hustle genes in him he could have put up some great numbers. He did get a state title. -Greg Alley ('73) ~ Richland - It's sunny and somewhat cold but I can see the light of Spring at the end of the tunnel ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Beth Young Gibson ('81) Maren, what's the deal? How come you edited Dr. H's name out of my message--and I guess everybody else who mentions dentists? Are we now not allowed to say anything negative about someone, regardless whether or not it is a fact? I notice the names are left in when its positive. I really don't agree such censorship. -Beth Young Gibson ('81) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [And I edited out Dr. H's name again, too! This is the Alumni Sandstorm -- not the New York Times... and, yes, I DO try to edit negative personal content. I edit for clarity, too (note changes in your text). -Maren] *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/29/04 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 25 Bombers sent stuff: Dick McCoy ('02), Carol Black ('48) Don Lyall ('52), Kay Mitchell ('52) Wally Erickson ('53), Laura Dean ('55) Jim Hoff ('57), Gary May ('58WB) Jim Russell ('58), Gayle Baker ('59) Helen Cross ('62), Ann Engel ('63) Fred Schafer ('63), John Campbell ('63) Leoma Coles ('63), Ron Richards ('63) Tony Sharpe ('63), Linda Reining ('64) David Rivers ('65), Bonni Mosteller ('68) Annie Peterson ('69), Lynn Noble ('72) Karen Davis ('76), Jumbo Davis ('82) Shelley Williams ('84) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Linda Stewart Nicholson ('57) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Virginia Eckert Stephens ('58) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Dick McCoy, from the well-scrubbed Class of 2002 Re: Blue Moon To: Pam Swain Johnson ('61) Ah, the very mention of the ol' Blue Mooner. The gathering place of the great minds of the UW, plus a fine hookey place. The debates! The beer! Some kind of ambience. -Dick McCoy, from the well-scrubbed Class of 2002. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Carol Black Foster ('48) Re: First Eastside [of Seattle] Bomber Luncheon Hey, am I the only one who really enjoyed the lunch at the Kirkland Keg this past Sunday? I enjoyed it and appreciate the efforts of Ann Thompson, aka Anna May Wann ('49) and her helpers in finding a good place to meet. Another thing I REALLY enjoyed was finally getting to meet the "Forever Young and Lovely Miss Nancy" [Nancy Wick Hamilton ('65)], after all this time wondering what someone forever young and lovely would be like and I sure wasn't disappointed. It is great not to have to drive all the way to Fife for the Bomber luncheon and also to get to meet people who wouldn't necessarily drive to Fife. Hopefully, some of the Fife people will come up here for the Eastside [of Seattle] Bomber luncheons, since it seemed kinda funny not to have them there. Thanks, Ann. -Carol Black Foster ('48) ~ Bellevue ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Don Lyall ('52) Re: Regans Some local friends of ours asked if we knew a couple (Howard & Jan Regan) who lived in Richland some years ago. I did not know them but was wondering if anyone else might have known them and could help with some info on them. Thanks -Don Lyall ('52) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Kay Mitchell Coates ('52) Re: The Best Dentist! All this talk about the horror experienced in the dental chair has me feeling very grateful that I found a Richland dentist that was extraordinarily kind and gentle. I went to work for G.E. the Monday after graduation from high school in 1952 and my mom told me at that time that I needed to start being responsible for my own health care, so I set out to find a dentist.. Dr. Richard May had just been discharged from the navy and set up his private practice in old dental building. I believe I was one of his first patients. He remained my dentist and my kids' dentist until he passed away many years later.. My kids loved him and from him learned that a visit to the dentist was never a painful or traumatic experience. He was so kind and soft spoken - always treated us like family. The work he did on my teeth all those many years ago remains intact today. I give him a big 4 star rating! -Kay Mitchell Coates ('52) ~ Valley, WA ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Wally Erickson ('53) Re: Richland Bomber Basketball Remember the green and gold pencils with the scheduled games on the pencil? I'm not sure if they started the beginning of the season near the lead end.....and end of season near the eraser?? Anyway, it was an exciting time to get your new "green and gold" pencil (or several) to see who we would be playing and what date. I was one of those that carried the pencil in my mouth and would chew on it making it difficult to read the schedules. That's why I always had an extra one. I also remember the erasers didn't last long on my pencils, so would have one of those large pink erasers on hand. This was in the early '50s; I believe the "bic" pens had just come out during that time....not sure. Our teachers would remind us to make sure our pencils were sharpened before class started. Those were the days!! And no calculators!! My senior year '53 a friend Lonnie Whitner ('55) and I decided to go see the Bombers play in Seattle for the AAA Basketball Championship. We were going to take the Greyhound Bus to Seattle, but decided at the last minute to hitchhike. We thought we could beat the bus into Seattle......and we did! My friend Lowell Miller ('53) took us out to the west side of West Richland to try a get our first was less than 15 minutes, when this new Packard picked us up. They were farmers from Yakima area, so they took us into downtown Yakima (the highway ran through downtown Yakima freeways). Lonnie and I were there for maybe another 15 to 20 minutes when two cars pulled over. They said they were taking the cars to a Seattle car dealer and asked if we would like to drive one of the cars into Seattle.....hey, what a deal. We both looked at each other and wondered if maybe these cars could be stolen...but, we didn't care as long as we were going to Seattle. So, I drove and we went directly to our hotel...Vance Hotel downtown Seattle. From there we could catch the electric bus to the University of Washington. The bus dropped us off right in front of Edmunson Pavilion. Lonnie and I had a great time... those couple of days. I believe Richland placed 4th or 5th in the State Championship that year. I'm not sure but I think we took the bus back to's that memory thing again. Great time and great memories, we were both glad we well spent. I would like to know where Lonnie Whitner '55 is.... if someone out there knows. It was great to see some of the Bomber basketball players at our 50th class reunion. Hal Gibson, Tom McKeown and Jack Sinderson...great guys on and off the court. -Wally Erickson ('53) ~ Where we still have snow, but it's melting....they say we've got more snow coming in the next couple of days. South of Coeur D'Alene, ID and loving it. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Laura Dean Kirby Armstrong ('55) Re: Dentists Glad someone finally mentioned Dr. Otterholt. I still hate the dentist, but Dr. Otterholt was great. He and his nurse, Cindy, took me through many extractions and left no bad feelings over the ordeal. He rescued me from a Kennewick oral surgeon who put me to sleep and then went to play golf instead of pulling my teeth. I refused to pay the bill he sent for the anesthesia! -Laura Dean Kirby Armstrong ('55) ~ Arcadia, FL - where it is sunny and in the '70s. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jim Hoff ('57) Re: Norris Brown ('57) To: Greg Alley ('73) Sorry to burst your memory Greg, but Norris Brown does not have a state Basketball title under his belt. During his three years if my memory serves me correct the Bombers went something like 3rd, 4th, 7th in the state tournament. His brother, C.W. Brown ('58), has the title with the '58 Bomber state champions the year after Norris had graduated. -Jim Hoff ('57) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Gary May ('58WB) Re: Tom Ronk Tom passed away in Wenatchee at about 3:00 this afternoon [1/28/04]. In that they, the Ronk family, did not have a computer, I will be glad to pass any comments along to his wife, Barbara, so send them to me and I will pass all along via phone call over the coming weeks. -Gary May ('58WB) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jim Russell ('58) Re: support In general, I, too, am opposed to censorship. However, in this forum, I support Maren's "editing" to remove the full name of those dentists (and anyone else) that are negatively portrayed. We may not have liked the way we were treated as patients, but it does none of us any good to think that our own names could be mentioned in a despairing way in the Sandstorm. As a junior or senior high school student, I might have said or done something to hurt or offend a classmate. Certainly unintentionally or knowingly, but it could have happened. I would hate to see my name mentioned in a negative light some 50 years later. Yet, I appreciate the stories you all have about those dental experiences. And I also appreciate editing for clarification or grammar to not embarrass my former English teachers!. Re: About the Blue Moon Tavern, University District, Seattle I was a frequent visitor in 1959-'60. There were many interesting characters that were regulars in "the Moon." The drinks were cold and refreshing and the entertainment was fun. I remember Don Firth (sp?) who played the folk guitar and many others who brought their voices and instruments. I could always count on friendly service as well as rubbing shoulders with some very strange characters. Yeah, the restroom was scary! Once I turned 21, I branched out to other venues. Jim Russell ('58) ~ beautiful downtown Mountlake Terrace, WA where it is in the low 40s and overcast. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Gayle Baker Tice ('59) Hi all '59ers, I fell and broke multiple bones Jan 3rd, Broke wrong wrist, so typing is hard, but would love to hear from former classmates. I'm pretty well stuck in house for next 5 weeks or so, if lucky, so very bored! -Gayle Baker Tice ('59) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) I just want to add my birthday wishes to Betty Neal Brinkman, fellow member of the class of '62. I'll always be able to remember when your birthday is now, as it's the same day as my MIL's. Very funny, Jim House ('63) getting your wife a new snow shovel. Most of us raised where we actually had to use them regularly wouldn't appreciate getting one as a present. If I could get an old coal shovel someone mentioned in the Sandstorm earlier I might like that. Was Dr. Otterholt an oral surgeon?? He might have been the dentist who saved my front tooth from having to be pulled when I was in 9th grade. -Helen Cross Kirk ('62) ~ West Harrison, IN - where it is still below freezing, thus the little lake is still frozen, but the sun was shining and the roads were clear today!! ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Fred and Ann Engel Schafer ('63) Re: Not good news Email is not the best way to hear this... just the most efficient... for that our apologies. We do not know the how or why... may never know. Our youngest son Rex died suddenly this Monday at about 3pm. We will have a get together this Saturday at 11am at the Jim Parsley Center, 2901 Falk Road, Vancouver, WA. In lieu of flowers send donations to Mental Health Clinic at SeaMar Community Health Center, 1412 N.E. 88St., Vancouver, WA We thank you for your good thoughts and prayers. Fred and Ann Engel Schafer ('63) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: John Campbell ('63) Re: Tips for Daytona? A friend of mine who just went through cancer treatment has asked me to go to Bike Week (as in Harley not Schwinn) in Daytona Florida in March. Anyone got any "must see" Florida things that a couple of over-the-hill guys might want to see - and I'm not talking Disneyworld. Perhaps South Miami Beach or the Keys or the big swamp with gators? -John Campbell ('63) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Leoma Coles ('63) Glad to hear back from Betty Noble ('63) and hope all the rain we are now having doesn't start coming thru your roof!! And I have to agree about the grandchildren, since my only grandchild is 16 months now and has been with me since she was born. I try hard not to spoil her, but she's just adorable, and getting into everything these days. I forgot how quickly they learn how to do things, like crawl up on chairs and she has no fear!! Well, take care all and we shall endure the rest of this winter, and hope Spring comes in like a lamb.... -Leoma Coles ('63) ~ Salem, OR (in the pouring rain) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Ron Richards ('63) To: Jim House ('63) I'll bet your wife isn't enjoying the snow shovel that she got for Christmas any more than my wife has enjoyed the lawn mower that she got for her birthday several years ago. -Ron Richards ('63) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Tony Sharpe ('63) Re: Dentists I am amazed at the number of classmates that had horrible experiences with dentists. I cannot remember my dentist's name, but as I recall,he had a brother in town that was a doctor. I remember having several fillings without anesthetic, but it was my choice because of my aversion to needles, especially in my mouth. I would ask if the filling was not too deep, and there would be no pain before the drilling was done, and then "go without" as it were. Although I could have used braces for cosmetic purposes only, he realized that it would have been a financial burden on my parents, and did not send me off to an orthodontist. He pulled 2 of my wisdom teeth that came in and quickly developed large cavities, and sent me to an oral surgeon to have the 2 impacted lower teeth removed. The use of Novocain has improved dramatically because they use a "topical" anesthetic on your gums before injecting you, and they "hide" that needle much better now. -Tony Sharpe ('63) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Linda Reining ('64) To: Jim House ('63) Re: Soap Box Derby I remember watching those races down Lee, too; my cousin, Mike DeMers ('67), had one of those cars... don't remember if he won or not---how 'bout it, Mike? write in and let us know. I don't remember any girls racing... was it for boys, only? My grandson races in the Pinewood Derby (Boy Scouts). Those are a lot of fun to watch... great excitement watching those little cars "race" down a wooden slope and the anticipation on my grandson's face. So far, he hasn't won, but had fun building the car with the help of his daddy, and painting it and adding the weights. Any other Boy Scouts out there who can embellish on this sport? Or, is this fairly new? Did it replace the soap box derby? -Linda Reining ('64) ~ Bakersfield, CA - no rain, no fog, but still cold temperatures... mid 50s... love it! ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: David Rivers ('65) To: the Schafers Freddie and Ann, Please know that the hearts and prayers of all your many friends, classmates and even lowly underclassmen such as I, are with you during this time of loss. We can never express our love for each of you and the caring we feel in any meaningful manner and so can only say we are truly with you in our hearts and spirits. When I say WE I mean all of those you've touched during your years. -David Rivers ('65) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Bonni Mosteller Owens ('68) To: Lynn Marie Hatcher ('68) Re: A good dentist here in Spokane I too could tell horror stories of the dentists I was sent to as a kid in Richland. Up till a couple of years ago, I had a "panic" attack even to think of letting another dentist look in my mouth. Since living in Spokane since 1998 I have found a dentist who eliminated my fear of shots and fillings. In fact, I now look forward to going as he has made it almost pain free, that is a new feeling. His name is Dr. Dorosh and if you are interested I would be happy to provide you with his number and address. I just had a crown done and it was the easiest procedure I have had for quite a number of years. My teeth, yes I still have all them, are in the best shape they have ever been in................ -Bonni Mosteller Owens ('68) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Annie Peterson Shiffer ('69) To: Lynn-Marie Hatcher ('68) Re: dentists I agree--Dr. May was great. I wish he had promoted flossing (or was I not listening?) more but he patiently took very good care of my teeth. Here in Spokane, WA I highly recommend Dorothy Stewart, DDS, 200 N. Mullan Rd., Ste 103 and for endodontics you can't do better than Michelle Ellingsen MSD DDS, 1005 N. Evergreen Rd., Ste 201. They're both very skilled and very kind. -Annie Peterson Shiffer ('69) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Lynn Noble Paden ('72) To: Peggy Hartnett ('72) Re: Radiation My brother-in-law, Fred Eichner, operated the whole body counter that we all took a trip through during the 1960s at school. The purpose was to collect data on trace amounts of radiation that we may be collecting and storing in our body fat, cells and organs, etc. Fred "counted" people/children in communities all along the Columbia, west to the coast (down-stream/wind). He worked for Battelle and I'm sure they found some very frightful stuff, but Fred never knew the findings. He only collected the info. I, too, would like to know what his work revealed... -Lynn Noble Paden ('72) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Karen Davis Scheffer ('76) To: Lynn Marie Hatcher ('68) Since I have been here in Spokane for nearly 17 years and have 2 growing girls, I have had to obtain a decent dentist... and I too would rather go through the birth of those two girls -9.2 and 10.3 pounds respectively - than have dental work done. BUT, Dr. Kevin King is aware of my fears and he is really gentle and caring. He works out of the building just north of Costco on Division. Another man who is terrific that does root canals and such is a Dr. Steadman in the Northpoint area behind Shopko. Both have been good to me and as I said... dentists scare me. Re: February birthday Since I am always late and don't get to review this but once or twice a week, let me wish my little nephew, Sean Davis Galloway ('06), a big 16th birthday up and coming the first part of February. Look out all you folks driving the Richland streets. Re: Brad Upton ('74) coming to town Who in Richland plans on going... you know the audience needs to be packed full of Bombers. I would love to, Brad, and if there is some excuse I can use to leave this bitter cold Spokane, I will!!!! Look into the prices for my brother Mike. Maren, thanks for using good judgment and censoring what is appropriate to do so. Oh any Bombers out there in the Tri-City area can possibly give advise or assistance? My husband is a dog trainer... a darn good one too. I have worked with police officers all over this state and nobody I have seen has turned out a dog like my Joe can. He has the opportunity to work with the juveniles at the boot camp in Connell... training them to handle and care for dogs. He also seems to have a call for putting out more narcotic and bomb dogs... along with protection trained and basic obedience trained canines. IF all goes well he said to me that we would need to relocate back to the Tri-Cities. Oh, hurt my feelings. But some things would have to be met. We need a building where he can train indoors... maybe even have a bit of a yard. We need for me to locate employment down there and preferably within the PERS retirement system, as I have over 18 years vested. I have a good job here at the Geiger prison and am #2 in seniority which is good wages and benefits so it would be hard to walk away from that, but I would given the chance to financially make it down there, spend the rest of gramma's life nearby so we can love her heaps and gobs, and have my two girls get away from this dirty city. I home school because I won't let them in the Arlington Rogers school district. Then if those things make it, we'd be house hunting. If anyone has any suggestions on any of the above, please email me directly and thanks for listening. -Karen Davis Scheffer ('76) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jumbo Davis ('82) To: Boog Alley ('73) Are you sure Mike Neill ('75) scored 44? The story I heard was he led off his varsity career at Art Dawald with a 40 point performance as a sophomore. (A record that apparently still stands.) Where's Roger Fishback ('62) when you need him? Re: Bomber hoopers Apparently if you haven't won a state title you cannot be considered the best Bomber hooper of all time. (That makes about as much since as the credentials for making the wall of fame, "being elected to the all-state team.") Even if you did score 700 more points than the guy in second place. I never saw Conley ('48), Brown [Norris ('57) or C.W. ('58)] or Stein ('64) play for the Bombers, but I did see Neill completely rewrite the record books. The BK brothers (Bob Kennedy ('79) and Brian Kellerman ('79) were a treat to watch, but Neill was unlike any other. I can still see him standing out about 25-30 feet with a man in his face tossing up that high arched left handed shot that always just seem to hit nothing but the bottom of the net. He was truly an amazing high school basketball player. -Jumbo Davis ('82) ~ I only had about 475 varsity points, but that was about 473 more that my big brother, Mike Davis ('74). But he had a state title.......... ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Shelley Williams Robillard ('84) Re: jury duty To: Brad Upton ('74) AACK! I was almost the 13th juror! Had to report this morning. The guy to my right was the last seated juror and then they skipped over me and another guy to pick the alternate juror. Not sure why they skipped me, they never really got to asking me any questions because I was so far down the line, but I did roll my eyes a couple times while the defense attorney was talking, what a goober. -Shelley Williams Robillard ('84) ~ Moses Lake, WA *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/30/04 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 20 Bombers sent stuff: Tom Hughes ('56), Fred Latendresse ('57) Gus Keeney ('57), Barb Isakson ('58) Burt Pierard ('59), Connie Madron ('60) Jan Bollinger ('60), Patti Jones ('60) Denny Johnson ('62WB), Helen Cross ('62) Betty Noble ('63), Jim Hamilton ('63) Pete Housley ('63), Roy Ballard ('63) Jo Miles ('64), Janine Rightmire ('65) Patti Snider ('65), Lloyd Swain ('66) Mary Vallely ('69), Mike Davis ('74) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Vikki Lytle Kinney ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: April Miller ('92) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Tom Hughes ('56) Re: Bomber Lunch To: Carol Foster Black ('48) and Ann Thompson, aka Anna May Wann ('49) We (Agnes, Jessica and I) wanted very much to attend the North end luncheon but things just did not work out. Don't give up on us. I know we will be there and I am sure there are many more down in this area that will make it for many of your get togethers. I can't think of a greater group to have lunch with. To: Fred and Ann Engel Schafer ('63) So sorry to hear of your loss. Our hearts and prayers are with you. To: John Campbell ('63) I have made the trip down the Florida Keys a couple of times. It is really great. The over the Sea Highway is really nice and when you hit Key West you are in another world. Sunset at Mallory Square followed by an evening hitting the spots down Duvall Street is a great way to spend a few days. -Tom Hughes ('56) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Fred Latendresse ('57) Re: Floyd Melton's ('57) whining, sniveling comments (1/15/04) about a few spats that he received while doing time at Carmichael Junior High. Recent surveys indicate that he got off easy, and never truly received that which he so richly deserved. (Come to think of it, neither did Fred Segrest ('57), Floyd's comments did bring back memories of Mr. Partin's paddle (aka 'whistling death') and the fact that the day to receive same was not 'band day'; the day that we wore those super thin, dark blue gabardine dress slacks! Damn! Where were the wide-whale corduroy pants when it really mattered? One of the fondest recollections I have is of Tom Sullivan, world renowned P.E. teacher and drill instructor. Mr. Sullivan, affectionately known as, at least out of his ear- shot, as 'Discus Chin and Javelin Nose', would loose his patience with us during PE and put us through close order drill for the balance of the class. Replete with cadence counting, singing and other vestiges of his Coast Guard training days. Oh, the humility of it all!!! I suppose the highlight was when we all stopped following him and watched as he marched happily all the way to Williams Blvd., calling out the cadence and swinging his arms, before he discovered he was all alone! I guess the ten laps was just his way of saying that he didn't enjoy it as much as we did! He was an interesting teacher, and a very nice person. Thanks for shooting some WD-40 into my rusty memory banks Floyd. A couple more of those and I'll remember attending Columbia High School too. -Fred Latendresse ('57) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Gus Keeney ('57) Re: Sue Keeney Update Went to the Oncologist today and had Chemo. She gained 3 lbs this week, so that means she is getting some nourishment from what little she eats and keeps down. Visit with Dr G. went well. he says recent xray shows no blockage and when he massaged the area where the tumor is located he couldn't feel or find it. He says that is a very good sign that the tumor is not as "hard as a Rock" like it was before Sue started the Chemo. He wants to finish the regimen and then do another PET Scan to get a better look at what is going on in there. At this point we seem to have the pain under control and her blood counts are looking better.. She appreciates all the Prayers, notes and cards sent from her Church and Bomber Prayer Chains. Looks like all those "Bomber Prayers" are doing some Great Things!!! We both thank you all for your support. -Gus Keeney ('57) and Super Sue (WB) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Barbara Isakson Rau ('58) Want to wish a Very Wonderful and Happy Birthday to our class mate Virginia Eckert Stephens ('58). Your Class mate -Barbara Isakson Rau ('58) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Burt Pierard ('59) To: Jim Russell ('58) Re: The Blue Moon Tavern It seems that all I write about these days is taverns -- maybe there's a message there. Anyhow, being a former housemate of Jim's (Fall of 1960), he and his soon to be wifemate, Juanita, turned me on to the Moon (another tavern I could get into underage). Jim correctly mentioned the stangeness of the clientele. When I returned to Seattle in 1965 (after Navy Duty), I lived right across 8th Ave. NE and again frequented the Moon. Once a guy came in in full Scottish Kilt garb, walked back to the Blue Room, and then walked out. Nobody else even noticed him! Jim also correctly mentioned the Men's Room but what he left out was the richness & originality of the graffitti. It was so terrific that the management would hold Lady's Day in the Men's Restroom (blocking male usage for a brief time) so the womenfolk could go in and read it. Bomber Cheers, -Burt Pierard ('59) ~ Richland ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Connie Madron Hall ('60) To: Arizona Bombers Re: Next Arizona Bombers Luncheon WHEN: Sunday, April 18, 12:00 noon WHERE: Shalimar Country Club, 2032 E. Golf, Tempe, AZ PHONE: (480-838-0488) Don't let the words "Country Club" keep you away. This is a small, neighborhood 9-hole golf course nestled in the center of Tempe--very casual, good food and reasonable prices. I have reserved the patio for us looking out to the golf course. With April being such a gorgeous month here in Phoenix, this promises to be a beautiful day with special, old friends. Mark your calendar. As the date approaches, I will need a head count for the restaurant. DIRECTIONS FROM THE NORTH: I-17 South (if you are coming down from Flagstaff/Prescott) to 101 South to Southern Ave. exit. West/right on Southern to Fairfield. Right on Fairfield 1/8 mile to Shalimar Golf Course and Restaurant, on left. DIRECTIONS FROM THE SOUTH/TUCSON: I-10 North; I-60 East toward Mesa/Globe; take McClintock exit. North/left on McClintock; East/right on Southern Ave., left on Fairfield 1/8 mile to Shalimar parking lot on left. DIRECTIONS FROM THE EAST: I-60 to McClintock exit. North/right on McClintock; East/right on Southern Ave., left on Fairfield 1/8 mile to Shalimar parking lot, on left. DIRECTIONS FROM THE WEST: I-10 to 202 East. 101 South to Southern Ave. West/right on Southern Ave. to Fairfield. Right on Fairfield 1/8 mile to Shalimar parking lot on your left. Because of the number of weddings in April at Shalimar, only a Sunday was available. I hope this is okay with everyone. If we have some golfers out there and you would like to play a round, let me know right now and I can set up tee times starting around 2:00. Spouses who don't want to play can hang around or come to our house near by. -Connie Madron Hall ('60) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jan Bollinger Persons ('60) Re: Spokane As a long-time resident of the Spokane area, I feel obliged to defend our fair city against the descriptions offered in Thursday's Sandstorm. While we have had some unusually cold weather this winter, at the time of her post wishing to escape "this bitter cold Spokane," it was 41 with a low of 36. Seems pretty mild for late January, actually! No doubt a lot of people find Spokane winters too severe, and yet we have quite an influx of retirees every year, and many others who relocate here to escape the traffic congestion and other problems of major cities. To many of her residents, Spokane is just the right size to offer most of the amenities, with few of the detractions, of larger cities. (Our roads are still an embarrassment, but we have a new mayor and high hopes!) The Arlington and Rogers schools are in lower-income neighborhoods (70% of Arlington students receiving free/ reduced lunches) and may not meet Karen's standards; however, all schools in the Spokane district and other districts in the metropolitan area should not be painted with the same brush. In its annual ranking of 14,000 of Americas private and public high schools, Newsweek Magazine lists Spokanes Lewis and Clark as number 687. Each of the schools ranked is in the top four percent of American high schools measured this way. I have never before heard anyone refer to Spokane as a "dirty city." Right now, it looks a bit winter-weary, with all of the snow berms melting and covered with dirt and de- icer. It's hard to tell the color of most cars because it's nearly impossible to keep them clean this time of year. But does that make Spokane a "dirty city"? Surely not! -Jan Bollinger Persons ('60) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) Re: Puget Sound Area Luncheon/South and North January marked our Third Anniversary of having the luncheon in the South. The north's first luncheon was a grand kick off last Sunday. More places for Bombers to go to lunch. Now that the Bombers have a choice of North or South, hope to see you at one of the luncheons in the months to come. For Bombers who like to calendar ahead to attend, the south luncheons are always on the second Sunday of the month, except Mother's Day we roll to the Sunday before. Club 40 week-end the luncheon is the Sunday after. To: Bombers who regularly attend or once in a while. Please email me and let me know how you are doing? At the luncheons you are missed and asked about. Would like to let any one that asks know how you are doing! Re: Puget Sound Area Luncheon/South No reservations necessary! If you would like you can email me you will be at the luncheon. DATE: February 8, 2004 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 Highway E., Fife, WA I-5 North, Exit 136 B (Port of Tacoma) I-5 South Exit 136 Turn left on Pacific Highway. E. PRICE: Price range $10.00 - $14.50 includes drink and tip All Bomber Spouses and Friends are welcome! Bombers Have Fun -Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) ~ Browns Point, WA - Rain, Rain, Rain, signs of Spring. At least the flocks of birds think so. Birds are singing as if Spring is already here. Maybe the cold weather is lifting? ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Denny Johnson ('62WB) Re: Ruminations... Censorship - necessary for all the previously-stated reasons, and I appreciate Maren's attention to this matter. After all, as someone stated, you sure wouldn't want to see your OWN name mentioned in some derogatory manner. Dentists - I too, suffered under Doctor "H" - he was first dentist I recall as a child, and he instilled in me a horrific fear of "the chair" and all it entailed. My current dentist gives me about 2jillion cfm of "gas" before he even starts, so that I don't rip the arm rests off of his chair. Blue Moon - mom insists she spent some time there when Dad first got back from WWII, and was working just down 45th at the NBofC on the corner... they'd meet for a couple of cold ones when he got off. When I moved to Seattle, a few of us wandered in there. What an atmosphere - half hippies, half toughies. They had an old piano against the wall by the rest rooms, so I sat down and "tickled the ivories" for a few moments.. some dude slouched in the corner hollered "Tall Cool One"... identifying the short riff I was tinkling at. He reached down under his table, pulled out an old 6-string acoustic, and for the next hour, there was a lot of singing and hollering. He was much better on his axe than I was on the piano... but the nice thing about beer is the leavening affect it has on everyone's perception of quality sound (or looks, depending on your goals). As a sidenote... the graffitti at the Red Onion and Attic Taverns in Madison Park was vastly superior to the inanities scrawled on the Blue Moon's walls. Gifts for wives - you guys are missing the point. I've never given my wife any sort of yard tool, however I have thoughtfully endowed her with a nice Muncie four speed, an excellent tripower intake replete with a brace of Rochesters, a .030 over 327 V8, and a great looking set of American Mags. -Denny Johnson ('62WB) ~ Las Vegas - where it's ALWAYS flying or cruising weather... ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) To: Fred and Ann Engel Shafer ('63) My deepest sympathy with the loss of your youngest son. My prayers, -Helen Cross Kirk ('62) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Betty Noble Giedd ('63) To: Fred & Ann Engel Schafer ('63) Although I wrote to you personally via email, I feel I need to express my condolences to you through our Alumni Sandstorm. The loss of your son has you in shock right now and all we can do is send words and prayers. I want so much to be there with you and give you great hugs. I know it means a lot to hear from friends when you experience the sudden loss of a family member having had two sisters pass and one just recently. So you are in my thoughts and prayers and the hugs will be there when we see each other again. My love to you both. Re: Whole Body Counter I went through the whole body counter my brother-in-law operated for Battelle when I was pregnant with my first son. I did get the data from that count but it was in a scientific language all it's own. I kept that data for years but don't know if I still have it. Re: Jury Duty I was called to jury duty for the first time right after I quit working. The first trial was a child abuse case and a difficult decision was made. The second was for theft and the defense attorney had a very interesting way of interviewing the jury members. He asked what magazines we read. I didn't think I'd get on either trial because of my brother-in-law being deputy superintendent of the Oregon State Patrol and my son working reserve for the Washington Benton County Sheriff's department along with, at the time, his job as Loss Prevention. It was interesting to see how thorough our law enforcement officers need to be upon arrest as in the theft case and in the case of child abuse, emotionally difficult to come to a decision. Re: Dentist As a child I remember not being offered Novocain. I know I was not afraid of shots. Not sure who our dentist was Dr. H or Dr. O but I do remember accidentally biting the dental technician when asked to bite down on the bite wings for x-ray. She needed a band-aid. Ever since I bite down very slowly during that procedure. The last dentist I took my family to in Richland was very good at having his hygienist explain flossing and thorough brushing. Think that's the first time I heard about flossing. One of my close friends, in her 60s and in braces, still had not heard about thorough flossing. I haven't had dental repair for years once I got the idea of how to care for my own teeth. We love the dentist we've seen for years and didn't hesitate to travel miles to his office but now have to find another due to the HMO changeover. May be worth paying the extra amount to assure staying with the one we like. Re: Rain, rain, go away -- to Bakersfield Belated Happy Birthday to Linda Reining ('64) on the 9th of this month. Your gift should arrive any day now and I sure wish I could send this rain to fulfill your wish. To: Leoma Coles ('63) The tree is still leaning on our prow and in too precarious a position for us to cut down. It'll require a crane to hold it in place while being cut. They were waiting for the snow to leave, now it must be the rain. It's beautiful! With all the moss and licorice fern decorating the trunk and branches but it's not what I would choose for an outdoor ornament. And yes, Grandbabies are the greatest gift to us as we get older. Believe me, as they get older they are just as wonderful as they were as babies. My beautiful Amanda, the oldest, is 13 now. She has her daddy's artistic talents and great wit, her mother's flawless skin and gorgeous eyes, and her "Daba's" sensitivity. Jacob is next at a fast growing pace, now 11. He'll be big like his daddy but takes on the mechanical abilities from his mother and, ahem, me, the "Daba." Next in line is Kendall. From princess to precious, she's all that at 7. Loves to read and draw and dress-up is her favorite sport. Adam, at 3 years, is the spitt'n image of his father. Has the energy his daddy had at that age, (remember those days Nester?). But Adam talks, all the time, whereas Chris was quiet and barely got a squeak out. So, Leoma you have a lot of wonderful years to look forward to and as a hint I suggest you write them down in a Grandmother's journal for them to have later. Re: Happy Retirement Bill My best wishes to my brother-in-law, Bill Paden. Bill retires at the end of this month from the Oregon State Patrol as Deputy Superintendent. He'll not fall back on his haunches and rest, he's already pursuing ideas on how to keep busy. He intends to keep working but will also learn to fly fish from my husband Ernie. They are in the planning stages for several fishing trips. Dear Bill, the best is yet to come!! -Betty Noble Giedd ('63) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jim Hamilton ('63) How could I have forgotten? I mean it would have completely skipped our mind, if she hadn't called us at least twice (not counting the hang ups), left us no fewer than six messages, five emails, three postcards, and a certified letter to remind us. The FedEx that the Lovely Miss Nancy and I had to drive out Mill Creek to pick up, was a bit over the top but it did the job, we remembered her birthday. The special Orange County Birthday Advent Calendar, was also a nice touch. Now back when fuzzy sweaters were pink and fuzzy, hers were pinker and fuzzier. She broke more hearts than anyone from Indian Country. Some more than once, a bunch more than twice. When she rode the ski bus, she and Ellen used to make up their own language, which always sounded better when your mind was fuzzy from the smell of fermenting pea vines and a hotboxed Pall Mall. In fact I still find a whiff of diesel exhaust and silage to be mildly erotic. In respect I wont bring up the rumor that she was the one who wrote her phone number in the johns at Curleys or that one back by the auto shop. The fact that it was the same bubble letters that she used in signing my annual, must have been a coincidence. Yeah right. I know it was Tuesday the 27th, but Happy Birthday Mary Lou. Were glad youre our friend, no one makes us laugh more than you, or louder. Bumswalaquiton Nancy and Jimbeaux p.s. Just this one time, Why dont you unlock the ball and chain and let Van play golf this weekend, youll feel all the better for it. -Jim Hamilton ('63) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Pete Housley ('63) Re: Trip to Daytona To: John Campbell ('63) Head south to Key West. As I remember its about a 4 hour run to Key West, but well worth the time (unless it's raining, which it will). Plan on spending a couple of days in Key West. I went in the early '90s after finishing a project at the Nuke plant just south of Miami. Unfortunately I didn't have the time so it was a one day trip for me. Anyway have fun and ride safe. Pete Housley "63" ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Roy ('63) and Nancy Erlandson ('67) Ballard Fred and Ann, Our thoughts and prayers are with you in these tough times... its hard to lose anyone especially a son or daughter. Once again Nancy and my prayers will be with you. -Roy and Nancy Ballard 63 and 67 ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jo Miles ('64) Re: Good dentist I agree with Patti Spencer's ('65) endorsement of Richland dentist, Dr. Ernie Otterholt. Going to his dentist office was always a good experience, and he did a lot of work on my choppers. -Jo Miles ('64) ~ Granger, WA - where I can see the "mad cow" ranch from here) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Janine Rightmire Corrado ('65) For Ann and Fred Schafer: I can only imagine the hurt you both must be experiencing with the loss of Rex. It has to be so terrible to lose a child. Please know that we all love you and pray. Your love for each other and the type of wonderful people you both are, we know you will find strength within yourselves and through God to help you endure your great loss. Re: Dentists To: Tony Sharpe ('63) In reading your entry Tony, my mouth began to really hurt! I "hated" our family dentist! Well, why not, he was in Kennewick!!! It was pure torture to go to him. At least that's what I felt. And, I was too young and stupid I guess to ask my folks to send me somewhere else. Oh well. I too would suffer without the dreaded shots because that hurt worse than the drilling. Then, when I was older and out on my own and realized that I just hadda go to the dentist I went to a fellow that another flight attendant was dating in Seattle. I was not a happy person going back into that chair. He was not that much older than I was and had served in Nam and was so neat. I told him that I don't do Novecain (sp?). He was so fun! He told me that those old fools tried to save $$$ by not changing the needles so they got as dull as a board and he promised that I wouldn't feel much of anything. Yeah!!! He was right!!! To: Ann Thompson, aka Anna May Wann ('49) Re: the Eastside [of Seattle] Bomber Lunch I had been really looking forward to the lunch up in the Seattle area... actually wishing we might have one for a very long time. Fife is not that close for any of us. I had to miss it... woe is me... needed to work. I hope we can continue every so often, and I'm NOT going to miss it next time... I hope. Thanks Ann and everyone who put it together. -Janine Rightmire Corrado ('65) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Patti Snider Miller ('65) Just want to wish my two Bombers a Happy Birthday this week. April ('92) today and Robert ('96) on January 26th. Remember, it's just a number and your ages are starting to by pass mine! YOU TWO ARE THE GREATEST! -Patti Snider Miller ('65) ~ Richland - where we hit 71 today... come on Spring... we're ready ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Lloyd Swain ('66) GEEZE I just read Jim House's ('63) letter about the soap box derby and that brought up old memories as I recall how envious I was of those who raced. I was a big kid in youth and I would have never made the weight which I believe was 150 pounds including the car. Heck I weighed that much in 5th grade. I had always wished that they had a heavyweight class but alas in those days, sensitivity and political correctness was nary a thought. and perhaps that rule was eventually the demise of soap box derbies in general, which leads me to a great idea. How about we do this race for adults? All us old dudes could build modern cars with a more realistic weight requirement and take them to Lee Blvd and race. I don't know.. just a thought.... Something for Cool Desert Nights. -Lloyd Swain ('66) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Mary Vallely Horn ('69) Re: Dr. May Dr. May was the only dentist I had in Richland and he was great! He was so kind and gentle with me. Not sure how my mom found him but so thankful that we didn't find some of the ones that have been mentioned on the board. Since I have been in Vancouver, WA I have had the same dentist as did all my kids, Dr. Duke Simpson. He is a big WSU supporter and a great dentist to boot! What more can you ask for? -Mary Vallely Horn ('69) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Mike Davis ('74) To my brother, Jumbo Davis ('82) Jim Brown (Cleveland Browns), Bill Russell (Boston Celtics), Mike Davis ('72 Bomber champs). We all went out with a title! There was really no encore! PS - Boog, your memory sucks! -Mike Davis ('74) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/31/04 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 10 Bombers sent stuff: Dick McCoy, ('45,'46,'02), Patti Cole ('55) Barb Isakson ('58), Gloria Falls ('58) Jeff Michael ('65), Debbi Norbeck ('70) Sharon Benedict ('71), Rob Peutz ('73) Elizabeth Mcallister ('78), Eric Lukins ('81) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* BOMBER LUNCHES 'n stuff (in order of appearance) 02/01 Class of '58 Lunch 02/07 Girls of '60 Lunch BOMBER CALENDAR: Richland Bombers Calendar Click the event you want to know more about. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dick McCoy ('45,'46,'02) Re: Dentists ENUF ALREADY!!! PLEASE PLEASE! No more stories of dentists, with their horrible pincers to yank teeth from their sockets, those awful air blasts that lift one out of the chair, but most of all, the arctic blast of water that sends shock waves to your toes. End forever those ubiquitous phrases, "did that hurt a bit?...", "this is going to pinch some...", "Oh my, this is really a mess..." Pull 'em all, doc, and leave me in peace...mfm -Dick McCoy, ('45,'46,'02)...mfm mfm...mfmBroncmfm...Beavermfm...Bombermfm ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Patti Cole Pierce ('52) To: Lynn Marie Hatcher ('68) My sister Karen ('55), has a son, Bryan Correll who is a fantastic dentist in Spokane. He has a great sense of humor, is extremely gentle in working on you and I would highly recommend him. His wife, Mary is also a dentist and I understand she is also very good. We travel from Richland to Spokane just to go to Bryan. And no, I am not TOO biased just because he is my nephew. If you would like his number etc., please email me and I would be happy to give you all the info. -Patti Cole Pierce ('52) ~ from windy Richland - where we are finally getting rid of all the snow. But wouldn't want to live anywhere else! ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Barbara Isakson Rau ('58) I would like to say Happy Birthday to my x-neighbor and Jobs Daughter and Club 40 friend. Have a wonderful day. Billie Lawell Neth ('55). Happy Birthday. -Barbara Isakson Rau ('58) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Gloria Falls Evans ('58) To: Jan Bollinger Persons ('60) Thank you Jan for your support of Spokane, it is a wonderful city to be born in and raise my kids... who were also born here. Moved to Hanford during my school years but came back to live here forever. When we would come back to Spokane as a child to visit relatives when we came down sunset hill and I could see this great city, I felt just like I belonged and would not want to live anywhere else anymore. It was a great opportunity for my grandkids to go to school here... they both went to Rogers and were on the honor roll all the time and were cheerleaders... they loved it and still live here and going to college here and one is raising my 2 gr grandsons and I believe they will probably always live in Spokane. It is the easiest town to get around in... the streets go the right directions and the shopping is great. The streets are usually plowed from the snow and the city parks are absolutely gorgeous in the summer. I would suggest that anyone that doesn't like it here move to a city that is dirty. I had the unpleasure of living in East St Louis, IL for 5 years and it is the dirtiest city in the world to me. Jan, thanks again I support you all the way. -Gloria Falls Evans ('58) ~ Spokane - where the sun is shining on sunset Hill today and trees are beautiful. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jeff Michael ('65) Re: Strange Memories Hey Bombers and Bomberettes... "Hippity-hop to the barbershop to get a stick of candy." Now why in the world would that old rhyme come to mind while driving to work yesterday morning? Well, it's like this. I was driving north on Leslie Road near Badger Elementary at around 25 mph, when to my surprise, I fell into second place behind a nitrous-oxide boosted tumbleweed. This guy was hell bent for an election down the hill towards the Yakima River, in the fast lane. It was a fresh off the desert unit with an unsquashed, rotund look and doing that high speed ditty-bop that brings such childish ditties to mind. As soon as we passed the residential area, the tumbler took the over the top (of the guardrail) exit to the gravel pit and disappeared. There the race ended, as I didn't have enough lift to continue the contest. Ahhh, to be back in the Tri- Cities... no such excitement in San Diego. By the by... do you recall some of our finer "songs" or rhymes to do while playing Jacks or the like? When someone mentioned the Alma Mater a while back, I got "We are the Bombers, the mighty, mighty Bombers" stuck in my mind. It doesn't seem to have an end! Not sure "hippity-hop" is a better replacement, but at least it has an end... or at least a point where I don't remember the rest and can stop rather than repeat... maybe... dj jeff Michael ('65) ~ Richland - where jumping rope today could get you up to about 20 mph in the Northeasterly direction. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Words to our Alma Mater (to the tune of "Halls of Ivy"] ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Debbi Norbeck Smith ('70) Re: Dentists Dr. May was our regular family dentist, and I never had any problems with going to the dentist, even though my baby teeth were full of cavities. Crest was really a great breakthrough. He told my mom to try it shortly after it came out and my permanent teeth have only occlusal fillings (too bad they hadn't invented sealants then). But... when my permanent teeth started coming in, Dr. May referred me to Dr. H. It was evident that I had inherited my mother's small jaw and my father's big teeth, so Dr. H. started a program of removing baby teeth to make room for permanent. All was fine until one summer day when I went in to have my two bottom incisors extracted. He decided to go easy on the Novocain so my whole jaw and tongue weren't numb. So he would yank on each tooth until I yelled, then give me another small shot, yank some more until I yelled... this went on until I passed out cold. When I came to, my Mom was in the room and they were putting wet cloths on my neck and forehead. Dr. H seemed truly shook up, and apologized. When I had recovered, he gave me a full dose of Novocain and got the teeth out really quickly. He remained my dentist for the rest of my orthodontic treatment, but he never pulled any more of my teeth, and when he wanted to pull a permanent tooth or two to reduce my crowding on my lower jaw I refused. The next filling Dr. May did, I refused Novocain. He filled the tooth and I put up with the discomfort even when he hit a nerve. That tooth bothered me for years until I finally had the filling replaced. I never developed a fear of dentists, and even worked in a dental office for 4 years. Dentists today are very sensitive to the experience we had years ago with huge needles and insensitive dentists. I also realized that kids really are sensitive to their parents' fears and if the parents are afraid of the dentists, the kids will be too. Even if the parents try to hide their apprehension, the kids seem to pick it up anyway. -Debbi Norbeck Smith ('70) ~ Tieton, WA - where the chinook's been blowing all night, the snow's melting, and my long, gravel driveway is a muddy mess. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Sharon Benedict Isaacson ('71) I missed the original entry that must have called Spokane "dirty city." But reading Jan Bollinger Persons' ('60) entry today has called me to respond as a long time Richland resident. All three of my children have attended college in Spokane (Whitworth College and Gonzaga) and we have therefore spent lots of time in Spokane since the Fall of 1996. If you call Spokane "dirty city" then you need to go visit again. The downtown area has grown and is a great place to shop and eat... try all sorts of places down there... sports bar enthusiasts try Heroes and Legends. Bookstore lovers... check out Auntie's... Browns Addition is quaint and interesting... Southhill, beautiful. Check out the new homes that are being built in the area and the growth curve... all that doesn't happen in "dirty city." So to all you Bombers in Spokane or who love visiting... we know the secret I guess. -Sharon Benedict Isaacson ('71) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [All you Spokane people need to attend the Spokane Bomber Lunches when they have them... 3rd Sunday every other month. Next one is March 21st. -Maren] ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Rob Peutz ('73) Re: Bike Week in Daytona To: John Campbell ('63) I have been to Bike Week and believe it or not, there is plenty to do in Daytona. Every Motorcycle vendor on the planet will be there, and plenty of stuff to browse. The traffic is horrible, and with any bike rally, parking is at a premium. Hey, did I mention there is a Race Track? You can ride your bike on the beach, and riding the "loop" is enough to make you stop and take pictures. Bring rain gear. It rained half the time I was there. The good news, most bike owners are afraid to get the dang thing dirty, so on rainy days, I had the place to myself. I think getting there is the best part. I rode from Iowa, picked up a friend in southern Indiana, and we were the only bikes we saw riding, for two days. Must have been the 20 - 30 weather. Started seeing bikes in Georgia, and several coming from the southern route from Texas. Ride north to Ormond beach, and stop by the Broken Spoke or Iron Horse Saloon. Jesse James was there, last year, on opening day. South to Smyrna Beach is a nice ride, and plenty of Bike Week festivities (Gilly's Pub 44). There are several concerts throughout the week. Bottom Line, you are in Florida, it is 70 or better, and you are on a bike. You will figure out what needs to be seen. Keep the rubber side down, and ride safe. -Rob Peutz ('73) ~ In Iowa - where there is 6" of snow, -14 and I am suffering from PMS (Parked Motorcycle Syndrome) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Elizabeth Mcallister Loosmore ('78) Re: Dentists I don't have a really great memory of the times as a patient of Doctor H... I do remember one time not having a shot and how much it hurt, but other than that, the rest is a blur, or selective memory. One thing that I do remember is when my sister died (before I was born) of a very long illness that took its toll on all, Dr. H told my Dad not to worry about any bills you have with me, you have enough to worry about. -Elizabeth Mcallister Loosmore ('78) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Eric Lukins ('81) Re: WAR BALL! All of this talk about who was great and when they played made me think of my Richland experiences growing up and in the younger years, an athlete was measured up by their peers by how good of a WAR BALL player they were. At Lewis & Clark, Phil Neill would come to work almost an hour early every day to open up the gym for all of the hard core players who could never get enough battle during the regular times that it was offered. Every now and then he'd make us play hoops just to give the adrenaline rush a break. As a side note, I also think it was one of the ways he managed to cultivate some of the future great Bomber players that he had, by investing quality time in their development. Now WAR BALL in junior high school wasn't conducted nearly as often, but the personal stakes were getting much higher. You could find yourself in a 3/4 court press against the 9th graders with nowhere to run, no ball in hand to help protect yourself, Mr. Chitty being your only hope of mercy, and the likes of a Chambers or Jochen with a cherry ball in each hand hunting you down for the final "kill". If the circumstances were reversed, and the underdog put a hurt on someone, it would either earn you a bit of respect or get you a trip being dragged down the hill after school. At Col-Hi, during the heated battles, even the "Golden Boys" would suffer some of the most extreme hits, nobody was exempt. WAR BALL was the one game that truly lived up to it's name. Body bruises, bloody noses, broken glasses, black eyes, and even the humiliating crotch shot were all realities. Richland had some guys that had cannons for arms, that could strategically move their way up to the half court line dodging and block every missile fired from the other side, just to pick off the other team's key player. I always wondered why such a "sport" was never was turned into something that we challenged other schools in. Maybe it was just too aggressive! Talk about times of developing courage and confidence, or worse even, being forced to participate in the battle knowing that you weren't as athletically inclined or aggressive and that you were going to be a victim eventually, just not knowing how much of a price it was going to be. I'm sure most everyone has their WAR BALL experiences in Richland, mine were mostly positive with a few exceptions. I will say that I never did hit a girl in the face with a ball and have to live with it, thank God! Thought I'd throw the subject out there and see if there were any interesting war stories. -Eric Lukins, Col-Hi Class of '81 *************************************** *************************************** That's it for the month. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` December, 2003 ~ February, 2004