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 Alumni Sandstorm Archive ~ February, 2004
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16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 *********************************************** *********************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/01/04 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers and 1 NAB sent stuff: Barbara Brown ('57), Burt Pierard ('59) Mike Brady ('61), Roy Ballard ('63) Mike Davis ('74), Karen Davis ('76) Kellie Walsh ('77), George Caruthers (NAB) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* Bomber LUNCH Today: Class of '58 BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Maggie Gilstrap O'Hara ('74) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Barbara Brown Webster ('57) Re: Dentist: Dr. Otterholt To answer question whether or not Dr. Otterholt was an oral surgeon... no. He was in general dentistry and did a lot of denture work. After graduation ('57) I was chair side assistant to Dr. Otterholt and the other dentists at the Richland Dental Clinic on Swift (?). Husband Paul ('56), was going to Columbia Basin JC. When Paul transferred to Central, I (of course) went also and worked for a dentist in Ellensburg. The training that I received for this position was from Marlene Maness' ('57) Mother, Wanda. In those days we sterilized everything in the autoclave, including the syringes. Needles were used over and over. If you received a painful shot it was because the assistant had not sharpened the needle. We missed some once in awhile, sorry about that. -Barbara Brown Webster ('57) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Burt Pierard ('59) Re: Original & Continuous WWII Home Occupant Families As you recall, the Carl Frick Family (Farrell Lane "B" House) was the only original (and continuous family) occupants of a WWII house that we had found. Well, lo and behold, Nancy Riggs Lawrence ('51) wrote me to inform us that her parents, Larry and Lorraine Riggs, moved in to their "B" House on Haupt, in 1944, as original occupants and both are still surviving and living in the same house! Now we know of at least two families that meet my brother, Dick's ('52) criteria. Can we find any more? Remember that we are looking for original (and continuous) occupants of the WWII Alphabet Houses (A, B, D, E, F, G, H & L) and most of the Pre-Fabs, that were built 1943 - 1945. The Village Limits in those days were Wright Ave. on the west, Wilson-Van Giesen-Hunt Point on the north, and the Thayer Drive Extension (before it became the By-Pass) on the south. Also remember that if the original occupants are deceased (or moved to Assisted Living) and the immediate family has continuously occupied the house, you are a winner and we want to hear from you. Bomber Cheers, -Burt Pierard ('59) ~ Richland ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Mike Brady ('61) Re: Dick Tracy My "little" sister, Mary Jane ('63), always buys me Dick Tracy stuff when she travels. A couple of weeks ago when she was in New York City she bought me a 6" Dick Tracy bobble- head... 2-way watch and all. I now have him on top of my computer at work. I loved Dick Tracy when I was young. I remember one particular comic strip episode when the bad guys put Junior (Dick's son) into a barrel and rolled it down a hill toward a cliff. The barrel continued to roll toward the cliff over several weeks. I was concerned! Then, at the last second, a turtle walked in front of the barrel stopping it's decent inches from dropping Junior to his death. Wow...was relieved! -Mike Brady ('61) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Roy Ballard ('63) To: John Campbell ('63) If you are going to bike week in Florida, stop by the Orange County Choppers and pick me up a T-shirt with a autograph from old man Paul, Sr./ and Ill pay you for it when you get home. Thanks. -Roy Ballard ('63) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Mike Davis ('74) I heard that Ben Jacobs ('69), counselor and baseball coach at RHS, was relieved that his birthday last week was not brought up on the Sandstorm. Hey Ben, the secret is good with me! I won't tell a soul! -Mike Davis ('74) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Karen Davis Scheffer ('76) Re: Spokane--place to live For everyone that has been raised in the likes of a nice, easy going town like Richland, Spokane is not a cup of tea---or anything close to comfortable. Yes, there is good shopping; it is semi-easy to commute about; it has things to do; probably decent employment about; great unions; and I don't know what all---and when I was younger and traveled up here to watch brother Steve ('72RIP) play hoops, I was impressed with the city. Now after living here almost 17 years, I have not seen anything exceptional about this place. NOW ladies, get off your high horses and listen. I work in a prison. I work with law enforcement. I see and talk to the diverse cultures. I know first hand that this place is called "Little L.A." This is a stellar place for the drugs and gang activity. It surpasses most places in the country for its' size in crime--mostly drug or gang related. Don't put on the blinders, Spokane fans---it really ain't pretty out there. The meth problem alone is known nationwide here in Spokane. The recidivism rate to re-offend and return to the prison systems here in this county is incredible. Hey, but that is job security for me--bring it on!!! A place to raise kids, well to each their own. I chose and am grateful for the opportunity to home school. Yes, I am residing in the lower income poverty section of town, but it was what the Lord allowed about 12 years ago and our house is on the market now---so I am attempting to make a better environment for my girls. I believe and many agree, that as you drive down Sunset Hill into Spokane all that is truly visible is the smog and inclimate gray skies. The buildings are interesting--but have you seen some of the insides of them-- -especially the downtown ones? I have and so has my husband as he has had to take narcotic K-9s through them. They are inhabited by druggies, crooks, prostitutes and the such. I assist in monitoring a work crew that works in the downtown area cleaning up. It is made up of inmates that are serving time for delivery or conspiracy of drugs - or thieves - or fraudulent folks that decided they would try to make money easier their way than to work legally for a living. (the former cop in me talking now) Don't get me wrong, again they are my job security, but if you knew that at any restaurant in this fair city is probably a work release inmate cooking or serving your food, how would you feel? Or try to dodge them at car lots, the malls, grocery stores or even at church---ain't going to happen! I know where they work and reside and the sex offenders -- well, I won't go there. Spokane is the home to a state medium prison, three other correctional facilities including where I work and about 3-4 work release systems--NOT counting the juvenile facilities. I hate to burst bubbles and y'all have the right to your opinion as I do mine---but Spokane (and I see it from the inside out) isn't real peachy. Now I am glad that some of you Spokane Bombers like it here. You pay the taxes that help house these inmates and ultimately pay my wages. I appreciate you. I am incredibly thankful that God brought me here--sincerely. I met my husband, Joe, have two wonderful, beautiful girls and a great job, it couldn't get much better---than perhaps having all this and living in Richland Okay---so how many more of you have I perturbed? It don't matter because we live in this great country where we can voice our opinions and there is nothing better than hearing what others think in the Alumni Sandstorm. Thank you Maren! So, as I close and to pacify Mom, don't think of me as a tyrant and ugly person---some will tell you I have a heart of gold. I love nothing more than to see one of my "clients" get honestly rehabilitated and/or come to the Lord---I am in the business of corrections/law enforcement because I truly like the challenge and I firmly believe to stand up for what is right and legal. So again I state that I don't particularly like what I see here as a dirty city--again folks--look deep within, but I thank God for what he has provided. So---is this message all right, Momma? I honestly don't mean to offend anyone! Look forward to coming back to Richland soon... because there's no place like home!!! -Karen Davis Scheffer ('76) ~ in Spokane where I drove home to "dogtown" tonight, it was chilly. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Kellie Walsh Patterson ('77) I thought this was interesting. I am assuming this is "our" Ray Stein ('64)???? -Kellie Walsh Patterson ('77) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: George Caruthers ('45 NAB - Not A Bomber) mailto: blind, doesn't have email Re: Origin of School Names George wants to know the origin of the names for each of the grade schools in Richland... We know the obvious: Lewis & Clark, Sacajawea, Marcus Whitman, and Chief Jo. I told him John Ball and Carmichael, but that still leaves: Spalding, Jason Lee, and Jefferson. George tuned pianos in all the schools in Richland -- including Col Hi -- after arriving in Richland in 1949. -Maren Smyth for George Caruthers *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/02/04 - GROUND HOG DAY ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 17 Bombers sent stuff: Grace DeVincentis (50WB), Jim Hamilton ('63) Jim House ('63), John Campbell ('63) Patricia Rediske ('63), Gary Behymer ('64) Julia Alexander ('65), Marcia Wade ('67) Lynn-Marie Hatcher ('68), Betti Avant ('69) Sharon Benedict ('71), Diane Carpenter ('72) Rob Peutz ('73), Steve Huntington ('73) Mike Davis ('74), Jumbo Davis ('82) Shelley Williams ('84) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* Big BOMBER WELCOME to the newest Sandstormer: Steve Huntington ('73) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bob Eckert ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Len Rediske ('66) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Grace DeVincentis Spice ('50WB) Re: Sweet Adelines Just attended a concert of the Rolling Hills Chorus of Sweet Adelines at Chief Jo Jr. High. They put on a terrific performance and did a take-off on the old Laugh-In show. Missy Keeney Baker ('59) was a great Joanne Worley. Congratulations! -Grace DeVincentis Spice ('50WB) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jim Hamilton ('63) Ain't it odd, that after a couple weeks of besmirching dentists and The Lilac City, no one has seen fit to bring up Spokane's most famous dentist? Now back when the men were men and gas was two bits, you couldn't turn on your cable goosed TV (cable was then the three Spokane stations) without a mouthful of Doctor David Cowan. With his flagpole at the World Famous Zukor Building, Dr. Cowan fixed teeth, validated parking and refrained from discounting Hudson Bay pesos, eh. He was also, way ahead of his time in advertising, sponsoring "The Peerless Dentist Song Shop" and Wrestling on Sunday afternoons. The Song Shop was maybe 15 minutes or so a couple of times a day. Featuring songster Phil Crosby (sorry no relation to the Bingster), who was accompanied by Norm Toohey on the Hammond Chord Organ. They only knew about three songs, or else they knew every single song that sounded alike. It's a possibility that they had only filmed one show, and showed it every day. On Sundays, Robbie and I would watch wrestling and our favorite stars, Luther (look out for the head butt) Lindsey, Shag (He's tippytoe mad Folks) Thomas and Tough Tony Borne. Again sponsored by, and including live advertisements by the one and same Dr. David Cowan. Don't know when Dr. Cowan signed off, but I recall him still being Emmy eligible when I was in school (you notice I didn't say in class) in Cheney. I liked Spokane, it always seemed to wear well, even when David Pugh ('62) referred to it as a "Cultural Backwash". I think is the last time I flew into Spokane, probably last Spring, the flight attendant came up on the P.A. and announced. "Welcome to Spokane, please set your watches to 1957". But of course that was before Jim House moved North, and made that corner of the state Hip again. jimbeaux -Jim Hamilton ('63) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jim House ('63) Re: Spokane To: Karen Davis ('76) I moved to the Spokane area five months ago, so my Spokane glass is still at least half full, while yours is now apparently empty. I left a pristine suburb in Texas where the major crime ( before four high school girls went on an armed robbery binge) was a lady showing up at the country club with a purse that did not go with "those shoes". Before moving here, we did some research on the internet and reviewed material provided by a Realtor. I agree with some of your observations but not to the degree to call it a dirty town. I was surprised at the reported average number of overcast days, they claimed more snowfall than I expected and the reported crime index was a little above the national average. I also agree the local news coverage of Meth is a bit overwhelming, but I for one, see it as a positive that the police are trying to address the problem in our community. But there were other reasons we like it here. When my friends in Texas asked why we chose Spokane, I told them a story about our first visit in July. While driving our motor home downtown, I signaled to change lanes and the guy behind me immediately slowed down and waved so I could safely change lanes. My wife looked at me and said "lets move here". Since then she has repeatedly commented how friendly people are here. A big change from community we left where people avoided eye contact and seemed to go through the day with a chip on their shoulder and were suspicious. Although we do not live in the city limits we have spent considerable time there (at least two trips a day to address my wife's little "latte problem"). Since we purchased our home, we had several contractors come to assist us, and I have been dragged through most of the furniture stores, carpet outlets and other businesses. Everywhere, people were very friendly even recommending competitors for our special needs. When we were at the Spokane home show, two strangers came up to me and thanked me for serving our country (as I was wearing the crimson and gold of the USMC). I gave our house painter a key to our home and when he returned it, I never considered that he might have made copies for his former cell mates. When the guy who serviced our furnace was admiring our ivory collection, I assumed it because of his artistic interest rather than he might be trying to estimate the pawn shop value. When the guy who serviced our garage door said he learned his trade in Walla Walla, I assumed he was referring to a Trade School and not the "Joint". My wife commented how neat , courteous and sharp each of those craftsmen seemed. Not what we were accustomed to in our previous home. So far, I have not needed the services of a junkie or prostitute so I don't know where they are and haven't seen them. I guess you may be a bit jaded because your career kept you with criminals during your work day. I can understand that, as I recently retired from a career as an auditor and my wife spent several years at a Psychiatric hospital in Anchorage (allegedly on staff). So we too, have our biases, I don't trust her to balance the checkbook and she sometimes thinks I am nuts. I hope the Spokane Bombers aren't too hard on you because of your opinion. Maybe we can all get together to help you move. In fact I hope you and your husband at least join us for our next lunch together, the third Sunday in March. I recommend the Cobb salad or cheeseburger, but please don't look in the kitchen as you might see a familiar face. Maybe my wife and I will be bludgeoned to death in our sleep and you will say I told you so. However I am not going to worry about it, because we love your dirty little town. Bomber Love, -Jim House ('63) ~ Spokane Co. WA P.S.: Bomber Mom, don't worry about Karen, she just needs a change of scenery. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: John Campbell ('63) Re: Comment on Spokane To: Karen Davis Scheffer ('76) Thanks Karen for the information on Spokane. I know that no place is perfect or that all folks will have the same opinion, but I am interested in their opinions of places to live. Many of us are approaching retirement or already have if they invested more wisely than I. A lot of people in Seattle are looking to move to a smaller area with less traffic and a bit more sun. It is difficult to get a feel for a place just visiting. I guess the ideal situation is to live one place (such as the Northwest) in the summer and snowbird it down south in the winter. For some of us that isn't practical, so we kind of look around at other places. It's interesting to see how far the Bombers have reached. Look forward to your reports - not only that it's a nice day here today - but how friendly it is, what the crime is like, the cost of living, etc. -John Campbell ('63) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Patricia Rediske Weatherman ('63) Re: Elementary School Names Spalding School was named for Henry H. Spalding, who, with his wife, and Marcus Whitman's wife Narcissa, accompanied Marcus Whitman back to Waiilatpu-The Place of the Rye Grass-outside of present day Walla Walla. Whitman had come west in 1835, found a location and gone back east to recruit additional missionaries to serve the Cayuse tribes, working through the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions. The four returned west in 1836, the two women becoming the first white women to make the journey over the Oregon Trail. They traveled under the protection of fur traders in their caravans, and established the first Presbyterian mission, which came to be called Whitman Mission. Later quarrels broke out as more missionaries arrived. Whitman had also established a number of stations along the Oregon trail, besides Waiilatpu, and the quarrels threatened to destroy this chain of stations. Whitman traveled back east in the winter of 1842-43 to try to save his stations. He was successful, returning west in 1843 with about 200 white settlers. Spalding and his wife had moved on to establish other mission stations, and were not in residence when a measles epidemic began, killing many Indian children and culminating in the killing of Whitman, his wife, and 12 other persons on November 29, 1847. I think the last time we visited at the mission they had hung some small portraits that were thought to be of Marcus and Narcissa. As I recall the entry way of the old Spalding school I think there was a large photograph of Spalding with a huge long beard and a bald head, I may not be entirely correct on this description, I remember the beard, not so sure if the hair was long, or missing. Re: Kirkland Bomber LUnch Also, don't give up on me for the next Kirkland luncheon, I had to work that whole weekend and missed the kick-off. I was disappointed, but would love to come to the next one. Re: Birthday Yikes, as usual, I almost forgot!!! Happy Birthday to my Big, Little, and Only Brother! Len ('66). You are such a treasure, and I love you lots! And this year I have to send a special thank you 'cause you took me to a Bomber picnic in Battleground this last summer and told me all about the Sandstorm, and I get to see you for lunch in Fife and it's been kind of exciting to get back in the swing of things, and have all those fun memories to share with each other. A big kiss and lots of hugs, from the Big Sister. -Patricia Rediske Weatherman ('63) ~ Bothell, WA ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Gary Behymer ('64) Re: Bobbleheads... The only bobblehead that I have is that of 'B' basketball great Byron Beck. Byron has lots of connection with Richland but the two most important may be (1) he was mentor to Donald Parsons ('64), who played no high school ball at Richland but went on to star at CBC & Montana University & (2) he married Leslie Jacobson ('64). Salute! Byron Beck info -Gary Behymer ('64) ~ still crazy after all these years in downtown Colfax, WA...on the corner of Main and Canyon ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Julia Alexander ('65) Re: George Caruthers I remember George coming to our house to tune our piano. Thanks George! Jason Lee Elementary School has a web-site that tells of the history of the school and the Methodist Missionary, for which it was named, who settled in the Willamette Valley (Salem, OR). Unfortunately it does not tell the why the name Jason Lee was chosen. Jefferson Elementary School - "The name Jefferson had been selected because Thomas Jefferson was president of the United States during the Lewis and Clark Expedition which opened the Pacific Northwest to settlement.".... A quote straight from their web site. I went to Carmichael's web site, but I found information on why it is named Carmichael. What happened to Spalding? Is the school no longer there? -Julia Alexander ('65) ~ from Forks, WA - "rain, rain go way, come again some other day..." I promised not to complain of the rain, because it means no snow! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Spalding is still there, but it's not Spalding any more. I believe it's Liberty Christian School now. -Maren] ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Marcia Wade Hausenbuiller ('67) Re: Schools & Names I believe Jason Lee and Spalding were both missionaries in the early days of the territory or before. Can someone tell me who John Ball was or where Carmichael came from? I did attend Carmichael for a wonderful (?) three years, but if anyone explained who the school was named for I slept that day, or skipped! John Ball was a bit before my time I think, I'm just a young thing! -Marcia Wade Hausenbuiller ('67) ~ in cool, damp, and occasionally cloudy downtown Bomberville ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [] ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Lynn-Marie Hatcher ('68) Re: Thanks for the Dentists! This is a note to everyone who has responded, both in the Sandstorm and via e-mail to my request for the least terrifying dentist in Spokane. Okay, out of respect for whomever requested it a few days ago in the Sandstorm, I won't tell my horror stories of Dr. H -- which began when I was only 4 yrs old. Let's just say that they left me traumatized -- truly -- and dental phobic to the max. Anyway, I got some great leads, and I am calling them to get a true feel for each one. I am sure, thanks to Bomber input, that I will end up in good hands. Re: Living in Spokane I know there is a little debate going on here as to the merits of Spokane living. Well, I moved here in 8/2001, back to Richland in 12/2001, back here in 5/2002 -- and will be here for about 18-24 months more. (Finishing grad school, then undertaking my initial practice as a Psych NP in some one else's practice for the first year or two.) Here is my take on Spokane. First, having done three semesters of Practicum work at the Spokane County Jail (2nd largest in the state -- only King county is bigger), I can confirm everything Karen Davis Scheffer ('76) says about the meth problems, the poverty, the street people problems, etc. I happen to live on one of the most primo streets in town (in a fixer-upper, built in the early 1900's, that is not yet fixed upped!!!) about 1/2 block south of Manito Park (the big one -- 104 acres -- with all the huge, incredible flower gardens, the big duck pound, etc.) In spite of this great location, the streets are so full of potholes even on this boulevard, that I have had to have my wheels aligned three times recently. The crime is such that my car has been broken into and/or vandalized three times in the past 10 months -- right in front of the house. On the plus side, many of the public schools (as pointed out by Jan Bollinger Persons ('60) the other day) are ranked very high for academics, athletics, etc. We have a plethora of fine parochial and private schools, including Gonzaga Prep which is really a great one. Higher education abounds - - EWU in Cheney, two community colleges plus Gonzaga and Whitworth and a WSU campus here in Spokane, (plus my school -- the Intercollegiate College of Nursing, which is the first of its kind in the country -- a consortium of four universities' nursing departments, producing baccalaureate, masters and soon PhD level nurses -and Nurse Practitioners, like me). There are lots and lots of churches, with every major faith represented, I think. The shopping (if you are into that -- which I am not) is good. There are some great restaurants, many excellent medical practitioners and some terrific hospitals. And there are many nice people here. So there ARE good things about living in Spokane. BUT for me the bottom line is this. Spokane, overall, is a depressing place to live. Being an old railroad town, it has experienced more than its share of economic depression, with all the negative fall out from that. Mental health wise, depression rates in Spokane are high. The weather is not horrible, not great, but at 2000 feet, winter does last a long time. (Of course I'm from Richland, so that's probably just a matter of 'compared to'...) The good parts about Spokane I have appreciated. But I do look forward to moving on. To each his own, I guess, huh? -Lynn-Marie Hatcher ('68) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Betti Avant ('69) Re: snow Well, for the second time in a couple of weeks I awoke to some snowfall this morning. As of almost 10am MST it is still spitting a bit. I don't know the moisture content, but hey at least it is something for the farmers out here. They are still talking about our drought situation. Bring it on. -Betti Avant ('69) ~ Goodland, KS (the topside of Kansas) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Sharon Benedict Isaacson ('71) No offense taken, Karen. Well except maybe for the "high horse" comment. That was a little offensive. :) BUT... I can understand where you're coming from (your job would make it hard not to see it that way). There certainly are places in Spokane I wouldn't want my kids driving late at night and they've seen things there that I wish they hadn't. BUT (#2?) I still think Spokane's come a long way. I can tell you that Richland is NOT the lovely place it used to be either. All the things you've discussed are right here in your own hometown. It's a sad thing....but true. -Sharon Benedict Isaacson ('71) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Diane Carpenter Kipp ('72) Re: note from Karen Davis Scheffer ('76) I do not doubt that most of what Karen says about Spokane is true, however the existence of those problems does not negate the good things about Spokane. We first moved here 21+ years ago and hoped to stay forever. We did eventually move away for 12 years, but were happy to return when the opportunity arose. We live in the Valley, and it has been a very positive, healthy place to take our youngest two children through their teenage years. Our neighborhood is typical Valley - $400,000 houses next to $80,000 houses. Since 1982, every time I have driven down the Sunset Hill toward downtown Spokane, I have thought it was a beautiful sight; I also think the climate is ideal, and love the BLUE skies that we have so often. If Karen says there's smog, it must be there, but honestly, I don't see it. (The air and skies are great here, at least every time I look out my windows.) Spokane's biggest flaw (aside from no north-south freeway) is the job market which is terrible right now. And, not that it's especially relevant, I have no problem at all with a prison work release inmate preparing my food in a restaurant, as long as he/she observes the same health rules every other restaurant worker is require to observe, and knows how to cook. Again, I don't doubt Karen's observations about Spokane, but it's only part of the picture. The crime and living conditions in the non-ritzy part of downtown (which is where my oldest child lives, so I see it frequently) don't detract from the imperfect but wonderful neighborhoods and schools that make up the environment in which my younger children are finishing their growing up years. We feel extremely fortunate to live here, and again, hope to stay forever (though that unfortunately depends on the job market.) And one last point, Karen - thank you for the job you do (law enforcement.) -Diane Carpenter Kipp ('72) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Rob Peutz ('73) Re: Orange County Choppers While visiting Sturgis, my wife, Jeanette Haberman ('73) and I stopped by OCC. The line to get an autograph was very long. We decided to take pictures of the bikes, and get in the wind. While heading out to Mt. Rushmore, we met Paul Sr. at a stop light. We exchanged pleasantries, and got on with the ride. To: John Campbell ('63) Looks like more snow coming my way. If you make it to bike week, send heat. To: Jeanette Haberman ('73) Daytona? -Rob Peutz ('73) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Steve Huntington ('73) A Richland friend of mine, Paul Caudill ('72) sent along your e-address... he enjoys his Sandstorm subscription and thought I might also. I hope I come with most of the necessary credentials: I lived in a few "A" houses (in fact was born into one on Ritchie Court next door to Bugger Neal and tribe), a "B" house, and a Bauer Day on Cottonwood next to Mr. Skov. I firmly believe that Ray Stein ('64), and C.W. Brown ('58) are members of the original Holy Trinity, which is of course led by Art Dawald. I skate boarded around Uptown with Mark Amacker, went to the Saturday morning movies and scrambled up to the Big Pool to finish a perfect Saturday. I have a backside pounded flat by Doyle Boatman, Ray Demonaze, Mr. Barnard, and a few I probably forgot. I was in Seattle when the '79 team won against Pasco after beating a team of tall trees from Tacoma. I was hired by Barlow Ghirardo to stand in that window and flip Spudnuts at 5am, and still enjoy twisting Val's tail if I get the chance when I come back home. Most incredibly, I find that as I approach 50, I really enjoyed the years growing up in that dusty place. How do I sign up? -Steve Huntington ('73) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Gotcha covered, Steve. -Maren] ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Mike Davis ('74) To; George Caruthers Re: School names Jason Lee was a missionary during the times of the Oregon Trail migration, as was Henry Spalding. Jefferson was named for President Thomas Jefferson who instigated the Lewis and Clark Expedition. -Mike Davis ('74) or maybe it's like this. Spalding was named for the Spalding basketball and Jefferson after George Jefferson of "The Jeffersons" on TV ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jumbo Davis ('82) To: Karen Davis Scheffer ('76) For a second there I thought I was reading a manuscript from an old 1968 Dragnet episode. How did Joe Friday start off that show: "This is the city, Los Angeles, California. We have a lot of bad people in this town and it is my job to protect the good people, and this is why I wear a badge." To: Eric Lukins ('81) Re: War Ball Memories Remember when Phil Neill would stand over there with that famous Phil Neill smirk on his face and yell, "Baseline to Baseline". It was either the happiest or most frightening time of your life, all depending on whether you had a ball or not. -Jumbo Davis ('82) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Shelley Williams Robillard ('84) Re: school names I'm pretty sure that Jefferson Elementary's namesake was Thomas Jefferson. I remember a big project around bicentennial time (I was in 4th grade) was building a replica of the Monticello. I think each class, or perhaps grade level, was responsible for a different room. I remember the finished product was pretty cool. -Shelley Williams Robillard ('84) ~ Moses Lake *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/03/04 - THE DAY THE MUSIC DIED (1959) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 14 Bombers, 1 Bomber Spouse/Mom, & 1 Bomber Mom sent stuff: Jerry Molnaa ('52), Max Sutton ('57) Jim Russell ('58), George Swan ('59) Missy Keeney ('59), Helen Cross ('62) Patti McLaughlin ('65), Jon Lindberg ('66) Tedd Cadd ('66), Rick Maddy ('67) Rick Valentine ('68), Debra Dawson ('74WB) Karen Davis ('76), Kathy Volmer ('81) Alice Morgan (Bomber Spouse/Mom), BJ Davis (Bomber Mom), ******************************************************* ******************************************************* TONIGHT: '64 in '04 Planning Meeting. Executive Board Room (off the lobby) at the Hanford House (old Desert Inn location), 7pm -- all '64ers welcome ******************************************************* ******************************************************* BOMBER LUNCHES 'n stuff (in order of appearance) 02/07 Girls of '60 Lunch 02/08 Seattle (Fife) Lunch BOMBER CALENDAR: Richland Bombers Calendar Click the event you want to know more about. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jerry Molnaa ('52) Re: Coffee time A few weeks ago I talked about our group that gets together for coffee at McDonald's on Wellsian Way in Richland. (next to Fred Meyers) "The ROMEO CLUB". Since then two Bombers have stopped by to say hello. Glen Rose ('58) has been there several times and he has met people from his past that he once knew or people that he has lived by over the years. The other was David Rhodes ('52WB) and his wife Alice. David has been there twice. He and I were classmates and have shared some long forgotten memories. Last week on Wednesday there were a total of 15 people there for coffee. My count showed there were 4 actual Richland graduates, however after polling the Dads and their children who were Bombers the count went up. There were 28 of our children who were Bombers. Total count that day 32 Bombers represented Also, one person in our group has a mother (RIP) who graduated from Richland in 1918. She was on the basketball team. I also talked about Sonny "Muscles" Robinson. Does anyone remember his father having a Pony Ring? Does anyone remember Sonny setting pins in the old Rec Hall bowling alley? I set pins there with him along with several old Bombers. The bowling alley manager was Tom Jacobs. Maybe some remember Tom as a referee for high school wrestling. Who's coming to coffee next? -Jerry Molnaa ('52) ~ Richland, WA ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Max Sutton ('57) Re: Carmichael Very vaguely I recall a cherry orchard on the site that the school was erected on and I believe that people who owned the orchard were named Carmichael. That said, I've been wrong many times in my life and could sure be wrong now. -Max Sutton ('57) ~ rainy Renton, WA - but take heart Spring is on the way ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Not wrong, Max.... check out the Carmichael web page: -Maren] ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jim Russell ('58) To: Jim Hamilton (63) Re: Dr. David Cowen Well neighbor, Dr. Cowen may have been way ahead of his time in the advertising game (sponsoring "The Peerless Dentist Song Shop" and "pro" Wrestling on TV), but he was not known to be ahead of his time in 1961, when I worked as a Senate Bill Clerk in Olympia. Dr. C. represented the good citizens of the 7th Legislative District out of Spokane as their Senator. Senator Cowen first served in the House of Representatives in 1935, where he served each year until being elected to the Senate in 1944. Dr. "Davey" Cowen was the most senior legislator at that time (1961), having served in 12-13 consecutive sessions. He was a Democrat whose party was the majority in the Senate. His seniority in the party in control of the Senate chamber meant that he sat on all the chief committees and was one of those in control of which bills made it to the floor for a vote. My most vivid memory of Dr. Cowen was seeing him seated in the front row, first seat, of the chamber, chewing on a cigar and reading the newspaper while the sessions were in progress. A cigar never left his mouth. For years and years, many efforts were made to pass legislation allowing fluoridation in drinking water as a way to improve the teeth in growing children. Ironically, the Democrat Party led the way to approve fluoridation. But no one was going to take business away from the dentists on Dr. Cowen's watch! Not until that peerless dentist Dr. Cowen (D) left the Senate was fluoride legislation even considered and eventually allowed. -Jim Russell ('58) ~ Mountlake Terrace, WA ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: George Swan ('59) Re: : School Names Enjoyed reading the submissions on the history of the various school names. They jive with what I have read elsewhere. Several years back, I became interested in the history of the American fur trade and trapping, the Indian and Cavalry wars, and the settlement of the western United States. Too bad I never had that interest while in school as Burt Pierard ('59) probably remembers. I think I slept through most of American History Class. I was probably trying to catch up on my sleep after working nights with Burt in the Walla Walla Peas Cannery. I believe that the famous men Jim Bridger and Kit Carson were among the fur traders that the Whitmans and Spaldings traveled with for at least part of their westward journey. Later, prior to the Whitman's deaths, I think Henry Spalding ended up at Lapwai Mission on the Clearwater River (on the present Nez Perce Reservation east of Lewiston, ID.) -George Swan ('59) or I think Mike Davis ('74) could be on to something. Perhaps John Ball was partners with Henry Spalding in the Spalding Basketball conglomerate and they may have traded for Indian baskets and were the real inventors of the game of "Basketball." ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Missy Keeney Baker ('59) Re: Laugh In To: Grace DeVincentis Spice ('50WB) Thank you for that lovely compliment on the Rolling Hills Chorus' Laugh-In show (especially from a "Spice Girl") and to the other Bombers who were able to say "Hi" in that wonderful crowd! You were a terrific audience and although we always have fun, you made performing a lot more fun! Re: Valentine's Day The Radiations will be available to do Singing Valentines again this year on Friday the 13th (ooooh, scary) and Saturday the 14th. Cost is $50 and we are sensational (and modest too!). Email or call me 943-2890. Re: Spokane Sweet Adelines Region 13 (Washington, Alaska and part of Idaho) is holding our annual Regional Competition in Spokane again this year in April. We have held it in other places over the years, but Spokane is our very favorite place. The hotel is close to the Opera House so we can walk to our performances and the city always welcomes and serves us graciously. Sweet Adelines LOVE Spokane! -Missy Keeney Baker ('59) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) Re: Spokane I couldn't help commenting of the quality of life in Spokane. I was fascinated to see the County building in downtown Spokane last summer. It's in mint condition, and fascinating, down near their huge River Park and downtown. Much of that development is new since I lived there in the late '60s while getting my MSW degree. I loved living there then, but my interests were different then than now, noting that is probably why I'd never noticed the neat buildings in downtown Spokane, except the big hotels like the Davenport. Towns and cities do change and develop over time. I agree that unfortunately all towns and cities have parts of them where I hope I never end up alone after dark. That is as true of London and NYC, as it is of smaller places like Spokane. It always seems to have been that way. For me, the lure of the anywhere east of the Cascades is strong. To: John Campbell ('63) John, Sorry I didn't note the dates you'll be down at Key West in Florida. It's the neatest most different place. Truly Jimmy Buffett's ville. We found the Eden House l015 Fleming, 800 533-Keys, way down in the old part of the city, to have all sorts of levels of accommodations from shared baths to whatever,and a friendly afternoon cocktail hour around the pool. I liked the history of the place, like Truman's southern White House to be interesting and the weather is superb. Re: School Names Could you please tell the origin of John Ball and Carmichael school names as I somehow missed them?? Carmichael Page ~ John Ball Page -Helen Cross Kirk ('62) ~ West Harrison, IN - where we are expecting our 2nd day of above freezing temperatures today. We must be thankful for small things, the little lake remains frozen and buried in snow. Saw my first red cardinal of the season today. Always wonder where they go before and since, since they surely dont return in the dead of winter, do they. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Patti McLaughlin Cleavenger ('65) Re: Dynamic Duo fan club card (Ray Stein/Lenny Allen - WSU) I still have my card right here in my desk drawer. It is worn from travelling in my wallet during college. But I never thought to sell it on E-Bay! I do have some WSU annuals from the '60s that I would be glad to GIVE away. -Patti McLaughlin Cleavenger ('65) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jon Lindberg ('66) To: Lloyd Swain ('66) Re: Idea to have a "grown-up soap box derby." Lloyd, Good to hear from you again. You know, Lloyd, in Dayton, WA, during their "All Wheels Weekend" when they have a car show in June each year, they have an event that is close to your idea of an adult soap box derby. They call it the "slow drags." The objective is to coast your car down a hill there in Dayton to see how far you can make it coast after reaching the bottom of the hill. The racing is in pairs, and the winner of each paired race is retained to race again. The loser is out. The competition continues until one car and driver are left. He is the winner of the slow drags that year and gets a trophy. The car that wins must be heavy, low profile, and have good bearings (including the transmission bearings). At Cool Desert Nights we have "slow drags," but it is an entirely different event. The object in the Cool Desert Nights slow drags is to accelerate your car over a predetermined distance, and then coast over another predetermined distance to a finish line. The "racing" is in pairs, and the winner of each paired race is the one who can just barely coast over the finish line. After losing twice youre out. The one racer remaining after all the others are "out" is the winner. The winner is the one who knows his car best and can judge the distance to accelerate (so that his car coasts to the finish line). But I really like your idea of having a Dayton-style slow drags on Carmichael hill on Lee Blvd. Wed have to close the street, of course, and the really good "racers" could probably coast past Stevens all the way to Jadwin. Although I'm not on the Cool Desert Nights planning committee this year, I've heard that there is some discussion about moving the CDNs weekend event to another location (like the Kennewick Fairgrounds). I just don't think this will work. Why would Richland want to have a car event in Kennewick? -Jon Lindberg ('66) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Tedd Cadd ('66) Re: Spokane and a great Bomber Daughter A couple of Sharon Benedict Isaacson's ('71) comments about Spokane triggered an experience our daughter had there while attending Whitworth. Pam Hunt Cadd ('66) attended Whitworth for a couple of years and we both love the city of Spokane. When our daughter Amy Cadd ('89) was at the school, one of her professors invited her classes to attend a service at her church (a black Baptist church) as sort of a cross- cultural thing. While they were at the service that Sunday, the professor's adult son introduced himself during the "who is new here today?" part as having returned to Spokane to attend Gonzaga. Then, when the pastor got up for the sermon, this man got up and pulled out a gun and started shooting. While some of the bullets were found in the wood of the pews, nobody was injured. He greeted the police when they arrived by pointing the gun at them and he was killed. I was most impressed by our daughter Amy's reaction. She was terrified of course, but her considered response was, "if it can happen in a church, life is not guaranteed." Her respect for the professor was not dimmed by the tragedy either. That sort of maturity carried her through brain surgery a couple years ago to remove a tumor. She lost her hearing in one ear to the tumor (it was in the auditory nerve) and it messed up her balance for a while plus a couple other lingering results. She basically took Christmas Break from her Master in Teaching degree at WSU-TC to have major brain surgery. She finished her degree on time and is now teaching 8th grade science in Toppenish. Great Bomber! -Tedd Cadd ('66) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Rick Maddy ('67) Re: Spokane Interesting posts on Spokane. My children's maternal g.g.grandparents are buried out there off Sprague. The old man worked on the Northern Pacific Railroad at the beginning of the Twentieth Century. Their daughter (my children's g.grandmother), Mary Ames, died in San Diego a month ago at the age of 92. She was born in Spokane. Her daughter, my childrens grandmother, was born in Spokane. My ex father in law, Chuck Houghan (RIP) graduated from Rogers in the 40's before it became the inner city school of today. He was born in Spokane. My children's mother, Mary Houghan ('69WB) was born in Spokane. I lived in Spokane for three years while getting a special education degree out of EWU. I did a practicum at Rogers in '93. Although Spokane is the whitest city in the United States with populations its size, whoever is calling Spokane "Little LA" has never been to Los Angeles. For example (from an article written July 2003), an average of about 13 people were killed every week in Los Angeles last year (2002). So far this year (2003), the average weekly toll has been about nine per week. But significantly, "over the last few weeks, the numbers of shootings here have increased dramatically," said Comdr. Richard Roupoli of the LAPD's South Bureau. These shooting numbers suggest that part of the 32% decline in homicides in South Los Angeles this year may have occurred simply because shots missed. South Bureau officers responded to 71 "shots fired" calls last week, just 12% shy of the number reported the same week last year. While visiting Iowa last summer my cousin (farming three generations of Maddy land) told me people are buying small plots of farm land in rural Iowa left and right, building or buying a modest house, and using them to produce meth [labs] while corn is being grown around them. The problem is epidemic. Country living isn't what it used to be either. I am in a situation where I can live anywhere I want in the free world. I have been retired and living on a small, but adequate, veteran's pension since I was nineteen thanks to the American taxpayer. Every town I have ever lived in people ask me, "What are you doing here?" The middle class is disappearing leaving only the rich class throwing fences around their property trying to keep from being robbed by the poor as the poor class rises rapidly because jobs are going to India and elsewhere. Spokane is looking better and better all the time. Nevertheless, I lived there for three years and will never go back except to visit my granddaughter, who was born in Spokane. Name me a town and someone can tell you how bad it sucks to live there. For example, my beloved Tri-Cities. I have no desire to live downstream from aging nuke plants during troubled times, nor did I before 9/11. Can we please move on to discussing Pasco now? Re: 1/12/63 newspaper clipping (Maddy & Spencer) Here is a photo of Alton Spencer ('67RIP) and I during one of our trips Uptown. We are in ninth grade. The YMCA was sponsoring a pushup contest trying to make money for their new facility (Is it still there?). Alton and I were first in line and the photographer was on top of it. I have my head turned, struggling to get the first one accomplished. I really miss Alton as many of my classmates do. He was a great guy, a lot of fun to hang out with and a sight to behold when a fist fight broke out. During our sophomore year when Ken Webb ('67) and Phil Collins ('67) got cars... would not change a minute knowing these guys. Re: 1/12/63 Basketball Greats Stein ('64) and Wallace ('63) Just out of coincidence, on the flip side of the pushup picture is this forty-one year old photo of Ray and Thea during a game vs. Sunnyside. Too bad Thea has his back to the photo, but he is just enjoying watching Stein make another two points. Anyway, Ray, just in case you missed this one for the scrapbook. -Rick Maddy ('67) ~ Huntington Beach, CA - where the same $1.5 million home can be purchased in North Carolina for $145,000, possibly less. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Rick Valentine ('68) Re: Comments on Spokane Since I live in Spokane I just thought I would chime in on the comments. I have traveled to 42 of the 50 states, have been in large cities from coast to coast and lived in the Bay Area in California (San Jose) for eight years. And guess what, Spokane ain't so bad! Spokane is cleaner than most large cities I have been in, the winters are milder than in most of the mid west, Great Lakes region and the east coast and New England states. (granted Richland has milder winters) The crime rate is no worse here than any other large city, traffic here is nothing compared to the Seattle area and the streets have fewer potholes than the Chicago area interstates. (no offence to Chicago) The pluses in Spokane far outweigh the minuses, we do however need a North-South freeway! Did I mention that housing costs are only about 35% of the Seattle market? I guess it depends on weather you see the glass as half empty or half full. -Rick Valentine ('68) ~ Spokane, WA ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Debra Dawson Fogler ('74WB) Re: Spokane I've worked in corrections in Spokane for the past 4 years, yet I have not come to hate the place. On the contrary, I love the variety of free and cheap entertainment we enjoy here. Pig Out in the Park is a 3-day weekend of free music and affordable food. We have Live After Five during the summer for more free music and dancing in the streets. There's the Pow Wow, 4th of July, and the Fireworks Concert in the Park/Baroque festival - all free events at Riverfront Park. If you love theater but don't have a lot of money, one of the colleges in the area is usually putting on a production for $5-$10. Civic Theater and Children's Civic Theater are also very affordable for families, and their productions are top rate. I just went to a dinner show at Center Stage -for $35, I enjoyed a 3-course meal and a hilarious musical. We also have Interplayers, the Met, and the Opera House, as well as some comedy and improv clubs. Those who sneer at our lack of culture simply don't know where to look. I usually ride the bus to/from work, and it's never been a problem. I catch my transfer bus in the morning in one of Spokane's worst neighborhoods (2nd Street Grill), and I walk from the jail to the downtown bus plaza at night, about 1 mile, again, not the greatest neighborhood. I've never felt threatened or even witnessed a crime. The reason Spokane's meth statistics are so high is because they are CATCHING the meth cookers! Meth cookers are everywhere; it's a lucrative business. Spokane law enforcement does a remarkable job of shutting them down. I have to agree with Karen Davis Scheffer ('76) that the Spokane area has more than its share of facilities for incarceration, and that those inmates, once released, may tend to stick around. I guess they don't get a Greyhound bus ticket to home when they get out anymore. But sex offenders are required to register or they go back to jail, and the rest of them may or may not reoffend. The merits of treatment versus incarceration for drug addicts is endless... but isn't the score for serial killers: Seattle - 1, Tri-Cities - 1, Spokane - 1? The I-5 killer was from Oregon, I think?... I'm not trying to make light of serious crime, but if Karen works at Geiger, most of her work crew is in for driving on suspended license or domestic violence to the degree that most of us have reached with our spouses - pushing and shouting. If she works at Pine Lodge or Airway Heights, the crimes were more serious, but enough years have passed to allow them a chance at work release and getting along with people. Sorry, Karen, but if you see evil on every corner of Spokane and danger in every ex-inmate, I really think you've been in the business too long. -Debra Dawson Fogler ('74WB) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Karen Davis Scheffer ('76) Re: Spokane Well, boy howdy the response in regard to my views of Spokane is interesting. The one that hits below the belt is from my own little brother, Jumbo ('82), however. He is the one that stayed one step ahead of law enforcement in his earlier years, so I don't doubt his badge jab of me. But that stings Bo---you've been here in Spokane--granted only to play in the best 3 on 3 hoop game in the nation, but even then I am sure you saw a bit of what I spoke of in earlier entries. To: Mr. House ('63) I hope only the best for you and your wife. Whereas I agree there are many nice people here in Spokane, I personally would not give the house key to anyone outside of family. You state you live outside of the city limits, that helps. I too live in the county, but only by a hop, skip and a jump. I call us the gate keepers to the large castle on the Northeast hill, Mt. St. Michael's. To: Mr. Campbell ('63) I'll call it as I see it and if I can be of any assistance to you on the ins and outs of Spokane, I'd be happy to. To all you other Bomber folks out there that either live or have lived here in this city I call "dirty," I appreciate your comments sincerely. If I can shed any more light on the inside darkness of this place, let me know. Unfortunately, I know all too well who the major criminals are in this area---I probably could tell you who has broken into your vehicle there near Manito Park, who might be making your bed in the beautiful Davenport Hotel, serving your food at the Otter Bay restaurant, performing the maintenance on your vehicle at ANY place in town, etc. As you other Bombers come to visit this city, just keep what I have said in mind and remember that the Hepatitis problem is also rampant in the fast food and other diners, because druggies don't keep the same health standards that we would desire--all they are interested in is their next fix. Happy traveling and may God bless each and every one of you... and this is not sarcasm... I mean it. How was that, Mom? If it weren't for your baby boy--everything would be fine!!!! -Karen Davis Scheffer ('76) ~ holding the fort in North East Spokane above "dogtown," but below the Catholic Castle!!!! ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Kathy Volmer Crawford ('81) Re: please vote for me I need your help! I entered one of my songs in a contest and I need votes. It is not a very well advertised website so basically your votes come from who you know. 40% of the judging comes from the voting and 60% from the contest judges so please vote. The top ten artists get their song put on a CD as one of the "Top Ten New LDS Artists of the Year". Here is how to vote: Go to Then click the blinking"Top 10 Talent Search" [right side of screen]. Look for Kathy Crawford... My song [was on page 3, but it will move up closer to page 1 as each vote is counted.] Cast your vote by clicking the [hard-to-read] red text that says "VOTE FOR THIS SONG". Follow directions [fill in the form and wait for them to email you.. then click the link in the email when you get it]. It's real easy. Only one vote is allowed per email address. Thanks for your help. -Kathy Volmer Crawford ('81) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Alice Morgan (Bomber wife and Mother) Re: Spokane For years my husband, Walt ('60) and I traveled to Spokane to visit his children who resided there. We made the trip almost exclusively to and from destination. It was not until my daughter (a '93 Bomber) moved to Spokane that I began to see some of the interesting attractions Spokane has to offer. As (shopping and which restaurant I dine at) are not on my list of what makes a great town, I have to find other places of interest. Walking in the downtown park (below the opera house) is an experience in itself; one can sit on one of the many benches, and watch the ducks on the river, or cross the bridge and see where the Worlds Fair was held at one time. Now if you extend that walk, on a nice summer day, to walking up to one of the many bridges, crossing to the other side and dropping in on the old Mill building, can't remember the name, it is an experience to remember. The building is chock full of quaint shops with some very unique items, not to mention the history of the place. My daughter even persuaded me to take the Gondola ride, something I had not had the nerve to do before, and go via the high wire across the Spokane River. A few years ago when Spokane had an extra heavy snow and an early melt, the Spokane River Dam was a sight to behold. People were out in force viewing nature at work. If you like scenery, drive along the Spokane Falls River and visit the Bowl and Pitcher Park. Spokane is indeed a dirty town set in a fabulous setting, a contrast of old and new; history and modern. Wonderful place to visit if you know what to look for. -Alice Morgan (Bomber wife and Mother) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) Enough of Spokane and enough of dentists. We had our experiences with Dr. H. too and it makes my mouth hurt every time I read about him. -BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/04/04 QUOTE OF THE DAY: "Super Bowl was a bust!" ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 15 Bombers sent stuff: Norma Loescher ('53), Mike Clowes ('54) Bill Berlin ('56), Patti Jones ('60) Roger Gress ('61), Jim Armstrong ('63) Carol Converse ('64), Gary Behymer ('64) David Rivers ('65), Jeff Curtis ('69) Brad Upton ('74), Mike Davis ('74) Karen Davis ('76), Elizabeth Mcallister ('78) Darren McIntyre ('82) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Tom Crigler ('61) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Norma Loescher Boswell ('53) Re: Spokane: "Little L.A." Sagebrush Writers meet on Tuesdays at the Richland Public Library from 1-3 p.m. (Feel free to join us if you like to write.) This is what I'll take this week. Karen, I hope I didn't get the facts too wrong. Thanks for giving us new insights, and for doing the job you do. For Karen Davis Scheffer ('76) Spokane: "Little L.A." by Norma Boswell ('53) Adventure and fun set the tone for the Lilac City I knew as a loyal high school sports fan. I trailed my teams without a clue. Later I studied the field of crime. A law enforcer I yearned to be, trailed druggies, thieves and prostitutes to the great old buildings I used to see. K-9s sniffed out dangerous meth, a drug that made us infamous. The gangs that called our city home bought weapons, fought and foiled the truss. When I went out for restaurant food, a felon doing work release could wait my table or serve yours. Knowledge did not bring me peace. Five prisons anchor down our town (correctional, to be P.C.), yet once released, cons soon return. Reform is rare; too few stay free. I miss the days of innocence when Sunset Hill was fresh and new, but I am on a cleansing path. I'll keep life safe for me and you. -Norma Loescher Boswell ('53) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) To: Jim Russell ('58) Along with dentist/legislators, the "real" reason for the failure of fluoridation was that the dentist's lobby tried to convince the voting public that fluoridation was a communist plot. This was particularly true during the McCarthy era, and some who favored fluoridation were tarred with the "fellow traveler" name. Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) ~ Albany, OR - where the snow has moved back to the mountains where it belongs. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Bill Berlin ('56) Re: Blue Moon Tav Jim Russell's ('58) reminder of the Blue Moon in the {Seattle] U District brings back memories. I went to Grad School at the U Dub and my roommate was Bill Weston ('56). I graduated from Linfield College in Oregon and Bill from Whitman in Walla Walla and being Richland buddies since the early grades, we studied hard and played hard. We seemed to meet more Tri-Cities and Yakima Valley folks at the Moon but also contributed to the profitability of the U Way Tav as well. It just seemed that more Eastern Washington types hung out at the Moon but I never saw Russell there, at least on top of the table. Whilst at Linfield our joint was the Mac Y, a mix of Wildcats [Linfield] and Beavers [Oregon State] along with a few loggers, cowboys, etc. It was, to say the least, an eclectic bunch with the odd good brawl from time to time. My fake ID [before I got a new set in Alaska] made me look a bit like Osama and I didn't even have a beard. No problem at the Mac Y. If you knew the difference between a Pitcher and a Scoop you could buy. The Moon was more like the Y only fewer loggers and cowboys, but a lot of wannabe's. Linfield played WSU (the infamous Buck Bailey, Coach) in early season baseball and after splitting a double header (a good thing given WSU umpires) we went into a place I think Jimbeaux Hamilton ('63) suggested. It was supposed to be the "hot spot" in Pullman and when we went in it was all done in pink. Pink seats and stools, flocked pink walls and twenty beers on tap, all non-alcoholic brews. Can anyone tell me more about this place? Just kidding, Cougs. If we wanted to drink beer (or better) in Pullman we just went up to Greek Row and paid a fraternal "visitation" to our respective houses and they had all the beer a guy could want. -Bill Berlin ('56) ~ in rainy Anacortes and waiting for Dave Priebe ('57) to get back from sunny Mexico to have coffee with him. Loving the new house, the views and the new separate office. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) Re: Spokane Spokane must be a really great city, Bomber luncheons are hosted there. Also lots of great Bombers seem to have lived there or are now living there! *GRIN* I personally do not remember ever going there when I was living in Richland. And I know I haven't been there after I left Richland. Might be fun to go over for a Bomber luncheon. Right, Jan Bollinger Persons ('60)? -Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) ~ Browns Point, WA - Light rain and warmer today. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Roger Gress ('61) To: Tom Crigler ('61) Have a very happy birthday. -Roger Gress ('61) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jim Armstrong ('63 Re: Buddy Holly The Day The Music Died indeed! I have an 8x10 of Buddy Holly on my stereo. But then I also have pictures of "The Killer" and Muddy Waters on my 'fridge door and a poster of the Fabulous Wailers on my bedroom wall. The only good song to come out since Credence broke up is my funeral song, Bob Seger's "Old Time Rock and Roll". Rave On, Buddy. -Pitts ('63) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Carol Converse Maurer ('64) To: Jim House ('63) Re: Dirty City (Spokane) I'll have to agree with you, Jim, about your assessment of Spokane. I went to Kinman Business College there. I've always liked Spokane. I'm always amazed whenever my husband and I go there, just how much larger it has become. There used to be a valley with just trees and very few homes called Mill Valley. Just homes where all those trees used to be now. My son has lived in Spokane for many years now - that's why we visit that fair city still. You mentioned that you live outside the city limits. Just where do you live? Some people from our church just moved to Deer Park not long ago. -Carol Converse Maurer ('64) ~ Eureka, CA - getting very excited about our 40th class reunion this summer. Just sent in my money. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Gary Behymer ('64) Maren... Many thanks for the reminder that David Rivers ('65) and I forgot this year. You OK, Dave? Re: The Day the Music Died... On a cold winter's night a small private plane took off from Clear Lake, Iowa bound for Fargo, ND. It never made its destination. (February 3rd, 1959) Re: Gone But Not Forgotten SAN DIEGO -- January 29th, 2004 Former Navy Cmdr. Lloyd "Pete" Bucher, who commanded the spy ship USS Pueblo when it was captured by North Korea in 1968 and helped his crew survive months of brutal captivity, only to nearly face a court-martial back home, has died. He was 76. Class member Mike Alexander (1964 - deceased) was a member of Bucher's crew. -Gary Behymer ('64) ~ from downtown Colfax, WA, State B champions under the coaching of Art Dawald! ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: David Rivers ('65) Re: Gee we're gonna miss ya everybody sends their love Today is the 3d of February (not the 4th as Maren said trying to confuse this already confused ol' boy). It seems like yesterday that we heard the news on February 3, 1959. A small plane crashed outside of Clear Lake, Iowa. Roger Peterson, the pilot, may have been blamed, in part, for the crash. But we didn't care who or what was at fault. We had lost Buddy Holly, Richard Valenzuela, aka Richie Valens, and J.P. Richardson, aka the Big Bopper. So today, as I have since I got it at "Buddy Holly" Days in Lubbock, TX back in September of '85 (a celebration of Buddy's birth on September 7, 1936), I pulled on my "Buddy Holly Lives On In Lubbock" sweatshirt. (I'd get a new one but I can't get the same thing... just generic Buddy Holly sweatshirts. Even from the Museum in Lubbock)... pulled out a 20 song CD of Buddy's hits... slid it into the CD player in the ShelleyMobile and headed off in the rain with Buddy knockin' out his licks just as loud as I can stand it. Thought the rain was a nice touch. Those pictures of that field back in '59 sure looked bleak and cold. But the Music lives on and on and on... As I write I still think back of my days listening to Lynster the Spinster ('57) and his theme some "Straight Flush" by the Frantics and The Real Don Steele, Lynn's second fiddle... At Spalding, earlier, I remember singing "Peggy Sue" with Keith Peterson ('65), Craig Davis ('65) and some others in a class "talent show"... Kenny Peterson's ('64) singing group the "Flops" and the Peterson boys always having the latest copies of those teen mags that had all the words to the songs... .and I marvel at those times. There are two groups I can slip into my CD player and listen to them for weeks at a time and not even notice that I am hearing the same 10 or 15 songs over and over... they are Buddy Holly (and the Crickets) and the Beach Boys. I never tire of either. I can't say that for everyone... even those groups I really like. I recall taking a roadster to sell in Pomona... I had removed all MY stuff from the car and just had one Eagles left over in the CD player... when the Vegas station went out I played the Eagles Greatest Hits till I finally got to Rancho Cukamonga... I was so thankful when I could pick up the LA Oldies station... I almost used the Eagles as a Frisbee... So for Pitts ('63) and all the other old music lovers out there... I love that old time Rock 'n Roll!!!!! P.S. Who lives at 1304 Mahan? I went to bid on the Ray Stein ('64) fan card and someone with the name "1304 Mahan" won it! I would check it out in my 1964 phone book but it's at home... -David Rivers ('65) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jeff Curtis ('69) Re: In Passing He was born in 1912 in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. His mother was a young immigrant from Lyon France and his father from the turn of the century lumber camps in Wisconsin. They moved to Spokane before his first birthday where he attended Gonzaga School, soon to become Gonzaga prep. He skated on Manito Pond in the winters and rode the Jack Rabbit roller coaster at Natatorium Park in the summers. He attended Gonzaga University and played for the Bulldogs football team. He was small but tough. He rode the bench nearly as much as Notre Dame's Rudy but during a heated contest with a rival team he stepped up to the coach and demanded, "Coach, either play me or send me home." He became known as the "Mighty Mite" and played regularly thereafter. He proceeded to work for the Spokane Parks Department and the coached football and baseball teams for Cheney and Medicine Lake. He served in the Army during WW II and soon thereafter moved to Richland where he met and married my mother. He worked as the Recreation Director for the City of Richland for 29 years. He was responsible for all of the city's parks, pools and recreation programs during the 1950s, '60s and '70s. If you swam at the Big Pool, played ball at Columbia Playfield, shot a game of pool or took ballet lessons or folk danced at the Community House, went to Hi-Spot or RTA dances during that time, he was the one who made them happen. He would bring the Duncan yo-yo pros to the school yards for dazzling displays of round-the-world\rock the cradle yo-yo mastery that would have all of us learning how to make 'em sleep and walk-the- dog for months afterward. The likes of Fred Strankman, Rex Davis, Nancy Roy and Toivo Piippo worked for him in the summers between school seasons. Countless kids worked as lifeguards and swim instructors for programs he put together for nearly three decades. There was a time when it seemed to me that everyone in town knew him. Sorry for gushing a bit but I'm very proud of my Dad. This past Tuesday afternoon, my dad, Ernie Curtis, passed away at the Richland Life Care center at the age of 91. There will be services this Saturday, February 7th at 1:00 at Christ the King Church in Richland. He was a good guy who loved kids and loved the city. I'll miss him. -Jeff Curtis ('69) ~ Seattle, WA ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Brad Upton ('74) To: Karen Davis ('76) Here's my suggestion: switch over to decaf. Love ya', just trying to help. -Brad Upton ('74) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Mike Davis ('74) My loving mother, B.J. Davis states: "Enough of Spokane and enough of dentists." No kidding! You go, girl! -Mike Davis ('74) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Karen Davis Scheffer ('76) Wow To: Mr. Cadd ('66) What was that church that you spoke of---seems I remember that incident---was it Calvary Baptist with a Rev. Andrews officiating? All too familiar with that place. To: Debra Dawson Fogler ('74) First, I presume you work for Spokane County jail--a lot different from the prison system. I am familiar with all the facilities in this area and if you think Geiger is just full of domestic violence and driving offenses, think again. It houses everything and everyone-- in addition to other felons and misdemeanants-- until such a sentence is given to the "walls," or another medium or maximum prison-- -that's why they have lost some over the fence or walk a ways on the work crews--because they are looking at big time. Plus, they have a Federal contract that houses many white collar crimes--felons that are into the drug scene for the bucks. The DV offenses, well if it is just pushing and shoving then why are so many hospitalized. Dang, I'd never let my hubby go to that extreme, a raised voice and that's enough. Also I don't see evil in everything in Spokane. I just feel that I precariously educate myself with what is out there so I can better protect my girls. I unfortunately know first hand about sex offenders as well---and may God protect one of those folks if they got near my girls. As far as this business of corrections, I don't want to get out of it. I have stated before in my entries, I like this work because there are really no gray areas--it is black and white---right vs. wrong. I am working on management course work so if all goes well, maybe I can run one of these facilities someday!!!!! :) Now as Mom said, let's get off of clamoring on me, and Spokane, and talk of something else---I just mentioned all this as proclaiming I would like to return home to Richland someday and leave this dirty city. To me, that is what it is... dirty----it got all bent out of shape by everyone who responded and enough is enough. Thanks for your input. Before I close, let me clarify that I did not mean that my sweet little brother Jumbo ('82) was a troublemaker in his day and when I said just one step ahead of the law---it was in reference to his parties on Tinkle Street. As I was dating a cop at the time, it made for some interesting talk for weeks. :) I love you tons Jumbo---and thanks for the wake up call this morning. wow -Karen Davis Scheffer ('76) ~ In Spokane still---but Connell is looking better and better. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Elizabeth Mcallister Loosmore ('78) Re: Dentists I can see by no response that no one wants to hear the good about someone even if they had done a lot of things that seem to be unbearable. But I at least wanted people to see that most people have some good in them... dentistry was very different then... (not to excuse him)... So anyway I won't bring up the subject again, but had to put my two cents in again, such as it is.. -Elizabeth Mcallister Loosmore ('78) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Darren McIntyre ('82) Re: Spokane To: Karen Davis Sheffer ('76) I had the pleasure of living in Spokane on two separate occasions over the last 18 years. And you are right, Spokane has it's fare share of problems, but...After living in Los Angeles from the time I was born until October of 1977 when we relocated to Richland, I could only wonder what my parents had done to my family by moving us to Washington. I lived in Richland from that point until September 1986, when I enlisted in the Air Force and was assigned to Fairchild AFB for my first tour of duty. Living in Spokane was an experience. From 1986-1990, Spokane had its fare share of problems just as any other city would. You simply avoided the areas where the "bad elements" lived. Just as in the Tri-Cities, you stay out of certain areas too. But, Spokane had it's pluses. Riverfront Park, The Coliseum, Mt. Spokane, Manito Park, and the South Hill. I used to live in Manito Park during the winter with my kids and let them go sledding on Manito Hill. You could venture out and go to Post Falls and Cliff Jump in the Spokane River or head up to Sandpoint for snow skiing in the Winter. Every place has something to offer, you just need to find the good in that area. Again, my family and I had the pleasure of being stationed in Spokane from February 1998 until February of 2003. We definitely noticed a fall in the "good element" in the area, but as always, you make the best of what your dealt and enjoy it to the best of your ability. In February of 2003, Uncle Sam saw fit to uproot our family one more time and relocated us somewhere else. I'm currently stationed at Travis AFB, CA located in sunny (from March till November) Fairfield, CA. Oh how I long for the problems of Spokane. There's too much traffic, too high of prices, too much gang violence, and too many people (for a small town boy). But, there is also good down here. We take regular trips to Tahoe, San Francisco, Sacramento and Mt. Shasta. All within an easy driving distance and all really nice places to visit. All I say is that if you want to be negative, it's easy, but try to find what's best in the place you are. I long for 2007 when I can retire and return home. For me Washington, whether it's Richland or Spokane will always be home. -Darren McIntyre ('82) ~ Travis AFB, CA - Where it looks like Spring is right around the corner and the webs between my toes will soon disappear. (It was really something to be mowing my lawn on XMAS Eve) Bomber Cheers!!! *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/05/04 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 24 Bombers sent stuff: Jerry Martin ('57), Jan Bollinger ('60) Tom Verellen ('60), Ed Quigley ('62) Bob Hitchcock ('63), Jim House ('63) Roy Ballard ('63), Linda Reining ('64) Terry Liechty ('64), Shirley Collings ('66) Louie Yesberger ('67) and Connie Leyson ('69) Rick Maddy ('67), Betti Avant ('69) Kathie Moore ('69), Mike Franco (70) Brad Wear ('71), Kelvin Soldat ('71) Vic Marshall ('71), Mike Davis ('74) Chris Webster ('78), Larry Davis ('80) Gina Rees ('81), Heidi Davis ('00) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Travis Strege ('96) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jerry Martin ('57) To: Jeff Curtis ('69) Sorry to hear of your dad passing. He and my parents, through the Hi-Spot club which they ran for many years, knew your dad and were good friends. I met your dad many times and he always had a smile for everyone. Your dad and mine made it to the age of 91. I know you will feel the void, as I do with my dad. Peace be with you and your family. -Jerry Martin ('57) ~ From cold and snowy Sandy, Utah ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jan Bollinger Persons ('60) Re: The Last Word? To: Karen Davis Scheffer ('76) If you would really like for readers to "get off of clamoring on me, and Spokane, and talk of something else," please consider not providing fuel for the flame. No more throwing down the gauntlet with statements like, "Okay---so how many more of you have I perturbed?" Your persistence, even today, in referring to Spokane as a "dirty city" is essentially name-calling that raises hackles every time. (By the way, what happened to, "It don't matter because we live in this great country where we can voice our opinions and there is nothing better than hearing what others think in the Alumni Sandstorm."?) While others surely feel that this discussion has gone on ad nauseum, incensed Spokanites aren't likely to accept you as the official time-keeper. It is prudent to remember that there are some 1,300 subscribers to the Alumni Sandstorm when you set out to discredit some place or someone. Yesterday your remarks about your brother suggested that he should have been jailed but was never caught: "just one step ahead of the law," you said. How many who read THAT post also read your "clarification" today? Certainly not all of them. (And for those who may be hearing this for the first time, it turns out that Brother is just a typical Bomber who enjoyed a good party.) It's also a good bet that no one who read your posts will be interested in buying that home you have for sale in the Spokane area. Regarding your career, anyone who aspires to a management position in the prison system--or any other field--probably shouldn't let on that they believe there are no gray areas. If everything were black and white, we could just let computers and robots run things, no humans necessary. Running things strictly "by the book" is unlikely to be an important qualification for promotion. Again, the best way to get others to sit down and shut up is for you to take a seat yourself. I, for one, will now take a seat. Will you quietly do the same? To: Patti Jones ('60) Re: Spokane Bomber Lunch Sure enough! Y'all come any time! We have a great group and The Chapter loves having us. It seems too long to wait, but our next lunch isn't until March 21. That's SPRING, fer cryin' out loud! -Jan Bollinger Persons ('60) ~ In beautiful north Spokane where it is 32, foggy & overcast with light snow. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Karen - Please send any response directly to Jan. -Maren] ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Tom Verellen ('60) Re: dirty places To: Karen Davis Scheffer ('76) You knew the hornets nest was there and you just had to go ahead and give it a whack. Didn't you? The way I read your letter is there are some undesirable people in Spokane (as there are everywhere, worse than some, better than others) An old standard television news take is the interview of the "neighbor" saying some variation of, "You just never expect something like this to happen in our neighborhood." Personally, the few times I have been there, I have found that Spokane appears to be better than a whole lot of places around the country. To your detractors: Have you ever noticed people walking around with "T" shirts on that show an association with a fire or police dept., FBI, even LA County Coroner and they are not "on the job." I have seen people wearing jailhouse orange with "Inmate" stenciled on the back. I've never seen "corrections officer" labeled shirt out in the general public and the reason is because it would be like wearing a big bullseye, they see the scary people that get out of jail everyday. (Even the inmates know there are people getting out that they don't want to run into on the street.) Corrections officer is one of the most underappreciated, least glamorous, low paid, high stress, yelled at, spit on,...(it's a long list). I have seen some prison documentary shows on the tube and the emphasis is on the prisoners not on the guards. To Karen: It sounds these undesirables are having a greater impact on your life than the people you are trying to inform and protect. So watch out for yourself and good luck. -Tom Verellen ('60) ~ in the Olympia area (I just can't admit to being in Lacey, WA). ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Karen - Please send any response directly to Tom. -Maren] ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Ed Quigley ('62) Re: Orange County Choppers It occurred to me this morning, that some of the readers may wonder what the deal is with Orange County Choppers. If you're the least bit curious, "American Chopper" is the most popular show on The Discovery Channel, and is as much about the family that runs Orange County Choppers as it is about the incredible bikes that they build. It's a wonderful show that probably has as many "bleeps" in it as does "The Osbornes" (which I've never seen!), and although it's kind of like watching a cage full of bears (these are all BIG boys!) mock fighting, the love that is present among the family members is obvious, and sometimes quite touching. It's also, although maybe not intended as such, a show about the stress that occurs when a business suddenly starts succeed beyond the wildest expectations of it's owners. The "first showings" are on Monday evening at 10, but are repeated numerous times through the week. Give yourselves a treat and check it out! -Ed Quigley ('62) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Bob Hitchcock ('63) Re: Karen Davis Scheffer ('76) I have lived in Spokane since 1983. We have had 3 children graduate from one of the local high schools, and we are enjoying our six grandchildren here in the Spokane area. Over the past 35 years I have had to fortune to travel, and work the entire Pacific Northwest. Spokane has all the luxuries of the big cities like Seattle and Portland. Gosh we have six major television stations, two Home Depots, Lowes, Qwest phone service, all the major cell phone companies, cable T.V., not to mention three Wal*Marts, at least fifteen Starbucks and the largest shopping malls between Seattle and Minneapolis. We have four seasons, allowing for any kind of outdoor activity you could want. Indoor sports are found here too, with several large recreation centers for hoops, ice skating, and soccer. We have great education centers, hospitals, and now we can boast we have enticed Jim House ('63) and his wife to the great Inland Empire. What more could one ask for? About the biggest down side to Spokane is our exports. We export our educated youth to larger cities, where I admit jobs are more plentiful, but so does the Tri-Cities otherwise you and I and several other Bombers would not be living here. What separates Spokane from Seattle and Portland is our laid back community living style. Neighbors are neighbors... who watch other neighbors homes and children. We allow pedestrians to cross the street in cross walks or run the risk of a hefty fine. To say we have drug problems, prostitution, and felony crimes, is saying the community is no different than any other city. Recently, while working in Richland, I listened to the local news, and like Spokane, Seattle and Portland, there was a report of a drug raid in Richland. Like all cities, we have budget problems a result of poor communication between city leaders and the tax payers pocket books. If you feel you need job security and a smaller community to live in, I suggest Connell, WA. (Population around 600.) They have a correction center there too, and I am sure you could transfer. By the way, the reason why the Tri-Cities has so much wind is because Connell sucks. (Oh boy, that could open up another bucket of worms). -Bob Hitchcock ('63) ~ Spokane - where the snow is falling again. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Karen - Please send any response directly to Bob. -Maren] ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jim House ('63) Re: My Home To: Carol Converse ('64) I previously stated that I freely opened my house to strangers. However, based on advice from my local Corrections Officer, I regretfully choose not to tell you where I live. Let me just say that it is an ideal site for a Meth lab. Since I am not certain how many ex-cons, druggies and prostitutes subscribe to the Sandstorm, I cannot provide any more specifics. Mr. House (formerly Jim) '63 ~ West of Idaho, WA ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Roy Ballard ('63) David Rivers ('65) and Pitts ('63) said it all. Roll on. Rock and Roll!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -Roy Ballard ('63) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Linda Reining ('64) WHAT: Bakersfield Luncheon WHERE: Coco's on Rosedale Highway WHEN: Sunday, February 22nd, 2004 TIME: 2:00 P.M. DIRECTIONS: Highway 99 to the Rosedale exit; West on Rosedale, take it all the way to Jet Way; turn left on Jet Way and turn into the Coco's parking lot. To: Carol Converse Maurer ('64) Re: '64's 40th class reunion I sent my money in, too, and am getting very excited about going---hope lots more '64ers attend than were at the 35th--especially those that live in the Tri-Cities---what a shame that more of them don't come---pretty sad when most of the ones attending were from out-of-town/state! -Linda Reining ('64) ~ Bakersfield, CA - drying out from a storm that dumped lots of snow in the Tehachapis, on the "grapevine" and in Fraser Park... all we got was lots of rain... would have loved some of that snow... still like making snow angels and snowmen. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Terry Liechty ('64) Re: Secret sauce In the past much has been said about secret sauce at the Artic Circle. I was at the grocery store the other day and on the aisle was a bottle labeled "Some Dude's Fry Sauce". It looks like ketchup and mayo. What is interesting is what is on the back. The story goes that someone from Utah who had a food joint made the sauce and everyone loved it. He decided to sell it. The interesting part is that Artic Circle was/is a Utah company. Could this be the "secret sauce"? -Terry Liechty ('64) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) November 23 our mother passed away. 'Dottie' Collings known by many as the best waitress ever and employed at Ray's Golden Lion Restaurant for 33 years and also the mother of Jim ('62), Shirley ('66) and Barbara ('71). I have some interesting items that I will pass along later, but currently we are interested if you or anyone you might know would be interested in purchasing the records we have found ~ 45s, 66s and 78s. She still has the home entertainment set to go along with the records. Remember the kind? AM-FM radio/stereo? You can't call it a stereo anymore without confusing too many people. In fact I was asked by some children if the 45s were just big CDs... thought that was cute. When listening to a late night radio show lately there was a man who had memorized over 10,000 records and albums and could tell you the minimum selling price for each. Seems like $20 was on the low end for each one of them. Does anyone recall the show? He has a web site and a call-in phone to give out what each record is worth. Just can't locate it. It was 'magic music' or 'music magic' or something similar. Thanks for your help. -Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) ~ Richland ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Rick Maddy ('67) Re: Prison To: Karen Davis Scheffer ('76) By the way, Karen, I forgot the most important part... I want to thank you for doing the job you do. I certainly spent much of my youth trying to stay out of Fred English and fortunately never got caught, therefore, accomplishing that mission. I can not imagine how depressing it would be to deal with violent crime on a daily basis, with those that walk and stay in the vicinity of your residence contemplating pay back, and with recidivism at more than 80%. Constantly trying to keep it out of my family affairs at home, in perspective with my kids (not all are evil - a subjective observation) and spouse, and without skewing my own perception of this world. Not exactly the recipe for a good night's slumber. I can certainly tell by the posts from your family and just by who they are, reading through the lines, that you do your job efficiently and most likely beyond the call of duty. I certainly appreciate all that you do, more than you would ever know. Like I said, my granddaughter lives in Spokane. There are bad people every where we go. I sincerely hope you get to them long before they get to my Anna. The best to you, many sincere thanks, and please stay safe. Not wanting to dive too deeply into your wonderful family's matters, I'm sure your brother loves you and meant not to offend or hurt you. All of us are prone to that on any given day. I can not imagine my loving, my confidant, my best friend... my mother... reading the posts I send in like your mother does. Mine would probably quadruple her dosage of high blood pressure pills and at the next office visit request some downers... yellow jackets... no, wait, I mean valium... number tens. I thank God often that she still prefers the dial phones and would never watch the movie "Titanic" because she already saw that movie in the '40s. I know my father (RIP) is spinning in his grave like on a lathe. He is spiritually thinking right now how much he loves me, but how he could not choose family, rolled the dice anyway, where did he go wrong and what did he do to get stuck with me. And still from the grave he will forgive me. My younger brother, Roger, is much more a radical than I and has his hands full in rec.kites and stays out of here. My sister, Sheila ('66), just laughs with me, sometimes at me, and that makes everything okay. For those of you who know my sister, I was blessed with one of the most fun people in the world to hang out with. She and hubby, Jerry (KHS '64), are awesome. I now move on to the next post always wondering if Maren is actually going to post it. -Rick Maddy ('67) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Karen - Please send any response directly to Rick. -Maren] ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Louie ('67) and Connie Leyson Yesberger ('69) Re: dads To: Jeff Curtis ('69) Jerry Yesberger had let us know about your dad, and Louie and I are deeply saddened for you. Louie was reminiscing today about how energetic and positive your dad was, and about the work he did in and for the community. He smiled, too, as he told me how he would be riding his bike by your house, and Ernie would call out "hey Louie! Come on over here, I want to talk to you!" So he'd pull his bike on over, and have these great conversations with your dad. I know that my in-laws, Marge and Jerry, just loved your folks, also living in that same little Tinkle-Torbett corner of the universe... Know we're thinking of you, -Connie Leyson Yesberger ('69) and Louie Yesberger ('67) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Betti Avant ('69) To: Jeff Curtis ('69) My sincere sympathies to you and your family at this time of loss. It sounds like Ernie had a "great life" and lived it to the fullest. I remember him from summer rec. programs, even though the only one I actually took part in was the daily swim at the big pool. My brothers both played ball some, and my younger brother even coached a team in the beginners' baseball league one summer. Our whole family enjoyed sports and I sometimes wish there had been more for the "distaff" side other than swimming and tennis. Those were the days. Take care, a fellow '69er -Betti Avant ~ Goodland, KS - where we have gotten some snow and rain the past couple of days yeah!!!! ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Kathie Moore Adair ('69) If anyone in the Tri-Cities is needing a Krispy Kreme fix, Lewis and Clark Elementary School in Richland is doing a fund raiser for their 5th grade class trip to the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) n Portland, OR. They will take orders and money. You can email me or call me, 627-1940 and I will put you in touch with someone that can get you some Krispy Kremes. They did try to keep it local, with Spudnuts, but that wasn't possible. Please help these local kids to get their trip. Thank You. -Kathie Moore Adair ('69) ~ where it is finally sunny and 48* today! Feels like Spring out there. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Mike Franco ('70) To: Jeff Curtis ('69) Re: The passing of your dad You hit it... he was a good guy. Your dad was a real part of the fabric of our town for a lot of us that grew up there. I hope you feel strength knowing that so many of us knew your dad and enjoyed his contribution to so many of our fun and good times growing up in Richland. My best wishes to you and your family. -Mike Franco ('70) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Brad Wear ('71) I'll be in Lubbock, TX for the next four days, working and visiting my boys, if anyone wants any Buddy Holly stuff let me know. I'll pick it up and send it to ya. Just e-mail me. I might even counsel Bobby Knight while I'm there. Y'all be good and stay warm. -Brad Wear ('71) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Kelvin Soldat ('71) To: Jeff Curtis ('69) Jeff, My sincere condolences on the passing of your father. Ernie Curtis was simply one of the greatest guys I had the pleasure to know. He gave me one of my first jobs; working for the Richland Rec and Park Department one summer. I had the pleasure of helping Phil Neill work at Roberdeau park and coached the first city league flag football team for 9-12 year olds. The kids at Roberdeau were a tough bunch with the likes of the Devoir brothers, Mark Kafentiz, Steve Wineberg, Zorich Brothers, Hogans and the Cliffords (lot of brothers, lot of Catholics). I did not have a clue about coaching football but your Dad told me "Just Do It" (hmm, I think he was really one who said that first) so I did. We won the championship despite my failings as a coach. Ernie came and watched us practice once in awhile, always very supportive, I actually think the league was his idea. Of course since I lived on Torbett only one block away from your house on Tinkle I had other chances to visit with Ernie. He always had a smile on his face and something nice to say to me. I am sorry I will be out of town Saturday (out of the country actually) otherwise I would be there for the service. -Kelvin Soldat ('71) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Vic Marshall ('71) Re: Ernie Curtis To: Jeff Curtis ('69) Its never easy to lose someone special. Take comfort in the fact that not only was your Dad special to you and the rest of your family, he was a very special man to legions of Richland kids. I spent a lot of time around the "big pool" - either taking or (later) teaching swim lessons, going to swim team practice or spending afternoons and evenings there during the summer. I remember your Dad - always had that cigar, a smile and a twinkle in his eye. He was great with the kids and gave many a Richland teen summer employment. Its good to know that heaven now has a REAL Parks and Rec director!!! Peace -Vic Marshall ('71) ~ Armonk, NY - where its alternating between snow and rain and the radio here is celebrating 40 years since the British invasion began ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Mike Davis ('74) Where's Spokane at? -Mike Davis ('74) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Chris Webster ('78) I am sorry to hear of Ernie Curtis' death. I remember Mr. Curtis when I played football for the Richland Grid Kids program, in the '70s. He would drive us to the games... sometimes 8 to 10 kids in the car... and pump us up with enthusiasm to win the game. He would stand on the sidelines and cheer us on at Richland Bomber Bowl. He was a great person and loved children. He is a Richland Hall of Famer. -Chris Webster ('78) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Larry Davis ('80) Re: Bomber Birthday Wishing a Happy Birthday to Gary Davis ('77). If you see the "Old Fart", give him grief... he needs it! To: Jeff Curtis ('69) Im sorry to hear of your Dads passing. I knew Ernie Curtis in my young years at Richland. He WAS the Recreation Department! My uncle Ken Webb ('67) used to work with Ernie at the old Rec. Center and I used to hang out there with him. I still remember many of the programs the Ernie helped initiate. My favorite was the "Super Star" Wrestling at the Harry Kramer Center. Famous people like "Lumber Jack Luke" and many others that I dont currently recall made their appearance. (I think Mike Davis ('74) may have started his career there). I got a kick out of the fans that would get so intense, during these shows. It was fun to watch. I used to help with the set up and tear down of the events. I also remember the old Police Cruiser that Ernie drove. It had tremendous power and I was smothered by the back seat when he stepped on the gas pedal. There are more stories that I fondly remember of your dad. He was a good influence to a kid growing up and an asset to the City of Richland! He'll be missed. -Larry Davis ('80) ~ Covington, WA (speaking of Covington anyone know how J.D. Covington is doing?) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Gina Rees ('81) Re: Mr. Ernie Curtis (RIP) I first met Ernie Curtis after swimming at the big pool and having slipped on the side, I fell in the pool and struck my head upon the side. He drove me home that day, and it was then that I learned that he was one of my brother's best friend's father. He was always a happy person and a joy to be around. I remember sitting in my brother's apartment at WSU, and being a bit younger than my brother, he would always do something to make me laugh. He showed me on one of those occasions how he could wiggle his ears, and I spent the better half of the afternoon giggling. I am a better person for having met him. I send my sincere regards to the Family of that great man. -Gina Rees ('81) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Heidi Davis Mortensen (2000) Re: Question on Richland In trying to change the negativities I've been reading on the Sandstorm lately, I pose a new question. Why is Richland named "Richland"? Not that I dislike that name, it just seems that so many other names would have made more sense "way back when". -Heidi Davis Mortensen (2000) ~ Richland - headed off to take yet another test in Nursing School. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/06/04 Dateline: Richland ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 17 Bombers sent stuff today: Five Cole Sisters ('50, '52, '55, '63(2)), Barbara Brown ('57), Richard Anderson ('60) Ron Richards ('63), Jim Hamilton ('63) Fred Schafer ('63) and Ann Engel ('63) Roy Ballard ('63), Steve Piippo ('70) Brad Wear ('71), Cecily Riccobuono ('77) Ron Harman ('77), Kellie Walsh ('77) ********************************************************* ********************************************************* BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: John Cole ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mary Bennett Sams ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mike Franco ('70) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lisa Riccobuono Gerken ('75) ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) Re: Puget Sound Area Luncheon/South No reservations necessary! If you would like you can email me if 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 ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Marla Lowman Kenitzer ('55) and Sandy Finney Harvego ('60) Re: Northern California - Sacramento Area Bomber Lunch To: All Bombers in the Northern California and Sacramento Areas (and, of course, anywhere else) How about joining other Bombers for lunch? No reservations necessary! If you would like, you can email Sandy or Marla that you will be at the luncheon. (It would give us a better count.) DATE: 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: Five Cole Sisters Re: Birthday for Johnny Cole ('66) Happy birthday to a kind, compassionate, caring brother, with a great sense of humor! We love you, Johnny. Your sisters, Barbara ('50), Patti ('52), Karen ('55), Judie and Jackie ('63) -c/o Gary Correll ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Barbara Brown Webster ('57) I'm sorry, I know that Maren requested that we send replies directly to Karen Davis Scheffer ('76) but I couldn't keep quiet any longer and wanted to share. We lived in Spokane for 15 years and loved it. Our son graduated from Mead High School in '78. We lived on the Little Spokane River next to the golf course. It was a great place to raise our son. Jeff played competitive hockey in the junior program for 11 years and we met the greatest people in the world on both sides of the border. Many of our friends were from Canada and had settled in Spokane. Lots of them were professional hockey players but there were also many law enforcement people and doctors and dentists, bankers, etc. It was the greatest mix you can imagine. Now, I would like to give you an insight on where we live now: Tucson, AZ. It is also a great place to live, especially if you are retired, love to play golf, and have a swimming pool in the back yard for the summer. BUT, we have our problems too. Since we are so close to the border we have a record for many things that no other states even experience. 1) Highest record of illegals crossing the border other than that of California and Texas. Recently there was an incident of one group of "coyotes" stealing a group of illegals from another group and ended up shooting it out with each other on the main interstate, killing 3 innocent people. 2) Our medical system is in dire straights because of the number of illegals requiring medical attention and do not have any insurance or funds to pay their bills. 3) Children from Nogales cross the border, board a bus and attend school in Arizona, free of charge. They do not pay taxes or otherwise support the system. These are only a few of the things we experience here in Tucson. I guess what I am saying is that every place has its benefits and its drawbacks. It is all in the way you view things. You can find good anywhere and bad everywhere. I mean, take the SuperBowl last week. It was a really good "game"! Ok, that's what I have to say and I do not mean to prolong any bashing. I so enjoy the Sandstorm. Keep those comments coming. -Barbara Brown Webster ('57) ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Richard Anderson ('60) Re: Hoops "If only our team would have good first quarters. We are real slow getting started." That's what my little friend Jim Cochrane ('64) wrote to me when I was off serving the good ol' US of A over in Africa back in 1962. He was speaking of first quarters of maybe ten-twelve points. Back in those days Bombers regularly ended up with 70-80 points by game's end and 10 points wasn't much of a start. I seriously doubt that Jimmy contemplated a Bombers team going an entire first quarter scoring zero points. Well, last Saturday at Pasco, in a game which meant something in the overall scheme of things, Bombers did exactly that: they scored ZERO points in the first quarter. From that deep psychological hole they came back to make a game of it; but, they lost by two (five actually, an uncontested three went down at the buzzer). ====================================================== 1 2 3 4 Bombers 0 22 36 53 Pasco 11 23 36 55 Bixler 15, Roberts 0, York 15, Bussman 8, Frank 14, Miller 0, Stevens 1, Sam Cartmell 0 ====================================================== Bombers played at Eisenhower Thursday night: The kids pulled it out by two: 62-60. The linescore from the Yakima Herald: 1 2 3 4 Bombers 21 31 46 62 Ike 10 28 43 60 Bixler 9, Roberts 2, York 26, Bussman 14, Frank 9 Miller 2, Stevens 0, S. Cartmell 0, Conley 0 ====================================================== The standings look like this (and will very likely end up looking like this): Davis 14-0 Pasco 10-3 Richland 11-4 Walla Walla 9-4 Moses Lake 7-6 Eisenhower 8-7 Kamiakin 6-8 Southridge 5-9 Kennewick 3-11 Wenatchee 2-12 Eastmont 1-12 -Richard Anderson ('60) ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Ron Richards ('63) To: Jan Bollinger Persons ('60) Some years ago controversial opinions were banned from the Alumni Sandstorm. It was feared that such opinions might occasionally disrupt those warm, fuzzy feelings one gets from reliving his or her high school life through reading the recollections posted in the Alumni Sandstorm. And besides, if you just sit back and enjoy life without thinking about anything controversial, George W. Bush will take care of you and all will be fine. I'm sure Maren let this Spokane issue get started only because Jim House now lives there. She knew that Jim would defend Spokane well, if only because he's still comparing Spokane with Houston from where [whence] he just moved [from [at]]. -Ron Richards ('63) ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Jim Hamilton ('63) I see where Mercer Island is having an Alumni Basketball game this Saturday. I wondered if Ed Pepple asked Chris Manolopoulos to referee. jimbeaux -Jim Hamilton ('63) ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Roy Ballard ('63) To: Larry Davis ('80) My wife and I stopped and saw JD Covington early last year and had coffee with him and his wife. When we drove up he was up on a ladder (where he wasn't supposed to be), but he sure looked good. He takes care of those cherrys and works on his house. -Roy Ballard ('63) ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Fred Schafer ('63) and Ann Engel Schafer ('63) To our Bomber family, Thanks for all your e-mails, cards, and phone calls during this difficult time of our son Rex's passing. We have felt your prayers, caring, and love. A special thanks to Bob Noland ('61), Alan Fishback ('61), and Dawn Boggs Brackensick ('86) from Richland; Connie Foster McLean ('63) and Kathy Rathvon ('63) from Seattle; plus our Bombers here in Vancouver: Dennis Schodt ('63), Tom Hemphill ('62), Lola Heidlebaugh Bowen ('60), and Jo Heidlebaugh ('74) for coming to be with us at his celebration of life get-together. We knew Rex touched a lot of people during his 36 years but over 200 people showed up for his celebration. To our families, Kay Schafer Reed ('66), Art Schafer ('70) and his wife Jenise, and my [Ann's] brother Joe Engel ('58); you were our rock and kept us busy and laughing through a tough week. We love you all, -Fred Schafer ('63) and Ann Engel Schafer ('63) ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Steve Piippo ('70) To: Jeff Curtis ('69) I remember your dad Ernie down at Howard Amon Park with the ping-pong tables, huge swings, wading pool, tennis courts, and shade trees during the day; and evenings at Columbia Playfield with the same huge swings, shuffle board, ping-pong, and tennis courts. There was some legendary ping-pong played in those days. Who can forget the Community House? Your dad helped lay the foundation for generations of youth in our community. -Steve Piippo ('70) ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Brad Wear ('71) To: Mike Davis ('74) Spokane? You go to Cheny, turn right at the Denny's then left at the second Denny's you come to. It'll dump you off at Denny Way and North Division. Where'd you think it was? -Brad Wear ('71) [Ahhhhh, Brad, I think we have a problem here. Mr. Davis is gonna go and go and go and he ain't a-gonna find no Cheny and he ain't a-gonna ask and he's a-gonna end up, well, someplace. Prolly won't be Spokane. --Ed.] ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Cecily Riccobuono McClanahan ('77) To: Ed Quigley ('62) Re: Orange County Choppers I love that show! I have never owned a chopper, nor have I ever ridden on one, but for some strange reason, that show totally captivates me. And those choppers! What I wouldn't give to be able to afford one of those babies! To: Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) So sorry to hear about your mother; but, before you sell those records, you may want to have them appraised. They could be worth a lot more than you know. There is an "Oldies" radio station here in the Portland area that once in a while has this record appraiser on the air. People call in to have their records appraised. Some are worth a lot of money. A woman called in one day to tell him about an album she bought at a garage sale for a quarter. He appraised it at a minimum of $300, so it may be worth your time to do the same. To: Gary Davis ('77) My fellow grad, and old buddy. We went from kindergarten together all the way to graduation. Happy birthday! I forgot you too were also a February baby. Have a good one. Here's to many more! To: Lisa Riccobuono Gerken ('75) My big sister. Happy, happy birthday to you too! (On the 6th -- 47????) I guess that means in two weeks I'll be 45????? Wow! Where does the time go? Anyway, I love you lots. Again, here's to many more. -Cecily Riccobuono McClanahan ('77) ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Ron Harman ('77) For anyone in the Portland area who is interested, I open tonight in "Reel Tinsel", an intimate, cabaret style evening featuring love songs from the movies. I've never done a cabaret before, and we're really having a ball with it. And these are great old songs that you rarely get a chance to sing: "Stardust", "Old Black Magic", "Begin the Beguine", "Laura", etc. We're playing Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at the Marriot Residence Inn by Riverplace. Tickets are $20 ($15 for students and seniors) and include dessert and a beverage. Reservations are requested. All of the details are at <>. And thanks to you, Dad; all my phrasing for "Stardust" comes from listening to Nat King Cole. -Ron Harman ('77) ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Kellie Walsh Patterson ('77) Please, please Maren, let this one go through........ *down on knees, bowing "I'm not worthy"* [Well, a grovel this abject will get you through this once; but see editor's note to Barbara Brown Webster ('57) (supra) -- Ed.] Re: Spokane Ran across this little tidbit a year ago -- it was from April 1999's issue of Readers' Digest that ranked Spokane #8 as the Best Place to Raise a Family -- here is the complete list. Enjoy. <> DDD, Jan ;) [Whatever this is supposed to mean. --Ed.] Bomber cheers, -Kellie Walsh Patterson ('77) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/07/04 Dateline: Richland ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 9 Bombers sent stuff today: Jim Jensen ('50), Richard Anderson ('60) Paula Beardsley ('62), Jeff Michael ('65) Rick Maddy ('67), Mike Franco ('70) Vic Marshall ('71), Larry Crouch ('71) Mike Davis ('74) ********************************************************* ********************************************************* TODAY: Girls of '60 Lunch BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jerry Rice ('71) ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Jim Jensen ('50) Re: the 2/6 Sandstorm submittal by the Cole Sisters. After reading the names of the Cole sisters I was immediately reminded of the times I saw Judie and Jackie ('63) helping out in cheerleading at Bomber basketball games in the 1949-50 season. They were awesome!!! Beautiful, tiny little things sporting their green and gold cheerleading outfits ..... they added a great deal to the enjoyment of the Bomber faithful -- including the players. Had to check out my 1950 yearbook. Pictures of the twins appear in the segment "2nd Annual Homecoming". One of the twins and big sister Barbara are shown as part of the crowd on the back of the yearbook covers. Sonny. I've enjoyed reading about Sonny Robertson aka "Muscles". I first met him when Bill Hinson ('50RIP) and I were making our way into the community center --going bowling. Bill formally introduced me and Muscles picked it up from there. We talked with him for about 10-15 minutes and learned that he had drunk one too many cherry cokes that evening. I frequently met and talked with Muscles over a period of three or four years -- most of the time somewhere between the drugstore next to the Richland Theater and the community center, but occasionally near The Cafeteria. He was always carefully dressed in squeaky-clean clothes and always wore suspenders ..... always had on a tan, large-billed cap. Never heard him say a bad word about anyone. I didn't know his name until one evening when his brother Robert Robertson ('50RIP) stopped his car near the crosswalk between the theater and the rec hall. He got out and went over to Sonny, calling him by name, and said, "Come on, it's time to go home." Robert said those words in a loving and gentle way. It made a deep impression on me -- at the time 17 years old. -Jim Jensen ('50) ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Richard Anderson ('60) Re: Hoops Wa-Hi came to town for the return leg of this season's home-and-home series. Back in December the Blue Devils defeated our kids by a point in a great game to watch. Down from Spokane (well, Mead actually -- a Spokane suburb (no nasty crime spree there)) was the Dynamic Duo: the newly relocated Jim House ('63) and Ray Stein ('64). The boys sat in the Wa-Hi section. (Explanation: they sat with Ray's sister Judy ('71) whose youngest son Ryan Mitchell is Wa-Hi's prized point guard (and who also wears #10). To complete the family reunion aspect, Kyle Mitchell (Wa-Hi ('02) and current Wazzu track scholarshp athlete) was there as well.) Jim and Ray left immediately after the game to drive back to Spokane. Jim told me that he was doing it just so he could say that he had managed to drive through Spokane after dark without getting car-jacked (or worse). Some people's kids! With Shawn Brooks still hors de combat with a broken foot suffered in the Eastmont game back on January 17th - - I overheard Joe Frank (Joey's dad) say that Shawn might be back for light duty in another week (which is sort of a so-what in that the next game where Shawn's presence would make Coach Streufert's job *much* easier will be the (likely) home loser-out contest on February 24th against whatever team finishes sixth) -- junior Ben Cartmell was inserted into the starting lineup. And Ben responded with a splendid game: eight of his ten points came in the first quarter when the rest of the team was struggling a bit, and a bunch of lovely rebounds, and, most important, a floor presence which showed Coach that he had not made a mistake in putting Ben on the floor. This was a game of two halves: Blue Devils won the first by nine, and Bombers (with an enormous assist from the officials -- truth be told, Wa-Hi got seriously "homered" the second half) won the second by twenty. End result: Bombers by eleven, 68-57. Wa-Hi labored under one other handicap (and one of their own doing): three of their players (a starter and the #6 and #7 in the rotation) were serving a suspension for a team rules infraction. But the three kids who were called to "step up" to fill the void did an admirable job -- I don't know that the outcome of the game would have been any different had the three suspended players participated. All in all, both teams played well; the game was another pleasure to watch. Even with the pressure both teams were excellent from the foul line: Wa-Hi 6/8 and Bombers 12/13 ("Bad Timmy!" "Baaaad Timmy!"). These are two classy teams. Example: Bombers had the ball with ten or so seconds left in the game and were plus eleven on the scoreboard. Did they try some rub-it- in three or whatever? No, they just held the ball; and Wa-Hi, did they try to foul or steal or whatever in a lost cause? No, just handshakes around and toss the ball to the refs when the horn sounded. Two classy teams indeed. ====================================================== 1 2 3 4 Wa-Hi 16 36 48 57 Bombers 19 27 49 68 Wa-Hi: Mitchell 18, Pendleton 17, Anfinson 0, Lally 6, Mettler 14, Gwinn 0, Ketelsen 0, Bergstrom 2 Bombers: Bixler 0, York 27, Ben Cartmell 10, Bussman 20, Frank 7, Miller 4, Stevens 0, Sam Cartmell 0, Roberts 0 ====================================================== The standings look like this (and will very likely end up looking like this): Davis 15-0 Pasco 11-3 Richland 12-4 Walla Walla 9-5 Eisenhower 8-7 Moses Lake 7-7 Kamiakin 6-9 Southridge 6-9 Kennewick 4-11 Wenatchee 2-13 Eastmont 1-13 ====================================================== -Richard Anderson ('60) ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Paula Beardsley Glenn ('62) To: Jeff Curtis ('69) Jeff, Please know all the "Beardsley" girls and their dad are thinking of you and the family during this difficult time. Your dad was a wonderful guy and will be greatly missed. I particularly remember his Kiwanis days and going to the Christmas parties at Camp Kiwanis. He and your mom would be there and always happy to be among the kids; he was usually on the floor playing with our toys. I'll miss him. -Paula Beardsley Glenn ('62) ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Jeff Michael ('65) Hey Bombers and Bomberettes, To: the Buddy Holly gang Once, back in the day, I had the honor of standing in the recording studio in Clovis, NM and chatting with the guy that was the best friend of, and recording engineer for, Buddy Holly. The studio was still active and crazy after all those years. I got an autographed album of Buddy Holly's greatest hits that was taped in the small studio. It was a real kick to be there. As to Orange County Choppers ..... long may they roll! I got hooked on Monster Garage when it hit the cable system. Jesse is just too cool. Turning a Mustang into a high speed lawn mower was just such poetic justice! That show got me into OCC and then the Monster House projects. We don't have cable at our humble abode here in the Atomic City (just like when I was a kid) so I haven't had a Jesse fix for way too long. Wanted to go see the place when I was in sunny San Diego, but just never got around to it. May be a good side trip one day when we go visit. Here's a positive spin. My granddaughters in San Diego are on one of those "Cheer" squads like you see on TV. Their group will be in competition at a national event at Disneyland in a few weeks. Just had to brag on them! dj jeff -Jeff Michael ('65) ~ here in Richland, where, on a clear day last week, I cound actually see Mt. Adams! The world is truly getting smaller ..... I never saw Mt. Adams from here as a kid! ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Rick Maddy ('67) Is it just me? Does anyone else feel how ignorant we all must look like to the rest of the world when we all sit down to watch a brutal game of football with our grade school sons? A game that breaks bones, tears ligaments, and puts young people in wheelchairs, then we gasp with indignation when a woman exposes her nippelry (nipple jewelry) on TV? Would the persons that have never seen a woman's breast please raise their hand. I guess there is a time and place for brutality and a time to see a breast, but the two don't go together. Is that it? I see no problem with mixing the brutality of a game like football with the more natural singing and dancing of naked people for half-time entertainment before getting back to the "game" men love to play. Fran Rish Stadium and football half-time entertainment would pay for all the sports in one year and every team would get new jerseys yearly, including band. Let's get going Boosters! Move over, marching band. Rick Maddy ('67) ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Mike Franco ('70) To: Chris Webster ('78) Speaking of Richland Grid Kids. You are THE Chris Webster who led one of the first junior tackle teams to such greatness ..... despite questionable coaching!!! Being on the high side of 50 now, my memory is still sharp, just getting shorter every day. It seems to me that we played at least some games at the old fast-pitch field down at Riverside Park under the lights. Maybe you and others can remind me of some of the greats that toiled under our inspiring leadership. -Mike Franco ('70) ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Vic Marshall ('71) To: Brad Wear ('71) So Brad, you just couldn't resist taking a shot at Cheney! Pullman may be the Denny's capital of Eastern Washington but, to my recollection, there has never been a Denny's in Cheney. I believe there is some sort of city cultural ordinance against it. Now if you had told Mike Davis ('74) to go past the Beehive, stop at Showalters (Mike should know it -- his brother Bear Davis ('72RIP) tended bar there) for a couple of cold ones and continue past two grain elevators and then take a right at Four Lakes -- you would have him headed in the right direction with a good attitude. If he can make it past Longhorn Barbeque in Airway Heights he might just make it to the Park Inn! EWU (okay, EWSC) may not have been as big as WSU but, I believe, we never lost a football game to the Huskies or blew a Rose Bowl appearance; and the Savages -- excuse me, Eagles -- don't break my heart every year! Plus Cheney has the only fire department in the world NEVER to have saved a burning building!! Bomber cheers! -Vic Marshall ('71) ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Larry Crouch ('71) Well ..... I'm off to Richland for a week; need to tune up the parents; I will be seeing some old friends who still inhabit Richland so watch out for us, we are old and grouchy now. I will post pictures of my visit on our web page. -Larry Crouch ('71) <> ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Mike Davis ('74) Happy Birthday to Gary Davis ('77)! Looking more and more like the old man everyday! That's gotta hurt! -Mike Davis ('74) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/08/04 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers sent stuff: Bob Harman ('51), Dave Brusie ('51) Donni Clark ('63), Chuck Crawley ('67) Mike Howell ('68WB), Chris Webster ('78) Brad Wear ('71) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* BOMBER LUNCH Today: Puget Sound South (Fife) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Cathy Lemler Dunnum ('74) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Bob Harman ('51) To: Jim Jensen ('50) Re: Sonny "Muscles" I worked at Safeway across from the [Thrifty] drug store [downtown] during those years and saw Sonny often. One thing I recall that hasn't been mentioned as I recall. Sonny was deeply in love with Marilyn Monroe, called her his girl friend. I too, have never heard him say anything bad about anyone, or any bad words. Does anyone else remember the jeweler who had the shop in the drug store? I think his name was George James. I bought our wedding rings from him and I think he gave me a deal since I worked at Safeway. We got a set of dishes with the deal. That is also where we got our first set of silver plate. He was a nice guy. I could talk about Safeway and Mac but I'll save that for another time. -Bob Harman ('51) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Dave Brusie ('51) To: Jim Hamilton ('63) Take it easy on Eddie Pepple... he's a fellow Utah "Ute" Alumni. -Dave Brusie ('51) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Donni Clark Dunphy ('63) Hi Bomber friends and classmates, I have been trying to get on line for several weeks and have had trouble getting my messages out for some reason. Maren has been helping me. Some of you have been waiting a long time for me to get e-mail but it will take a while for me to get the hang of it... it is all so new to me. This is so much fun! I have enjoyed reading all your messages and stories. I especially love the historical information. I came to Richland in the winter of l949. I was 4-1/2 years old. My mom and I came into the old Pasco train station in the middle of the night. I still remember jumping into the arms of my to-be Daddy and the long ride home. We crossed the old, narrow Kennewick bridge, drove along the Columbia river, crossed over into Richland at the "Y", followed the by-pass around the city, crossed the railroad tracks out to the Yakima river, crossed the old, narrow Yakima bridge, drove through West Richland to Harrington Road and then took the Harrington Road all the way to the very end. I'll never forget how very black the night was and how the stars shone so bright. I had come from the city and never knew there were so many stars. I can still see the many mice, and cottontails scampering in front of our headlights and feel the cold as it came up through the cracks in the floor of the car (anyone remember those old cars?). It was a severe winter. The Yakima river froze solid. I have pictures of me standing in the middle of it with big chunks of ice all around me. We got snowed in and Daddy had to catch a wild horse and ride to the nearest market for food. He had to also take his 22 cal. rifle and go out and kill us some pheasant and rabbit to eat. I have some wonderful memories of living on that farm and of growing up in Richland and West Richland. The farm was actually called Clark Horn Ranch. We lived on it for a while and then my uncle, Morris Clark, lived there with his wife until they died and it was sold to Dawson/Richards. Some of my responses are old now as I have been trying to get on for a couple of weeks, but I would still like to say a couple of things. First To: Fred and Ann Engel Schafer ('63) May God be with you both and help you at this time. You are very much in my heart and prayers. To: Betty Noble Giedd ('63) Betty, I agree with everything you said about being grandparents. More that ever our grandkids need us so much these days to be involved in their lives and I am having the time of my life being "Me-Me" to mine. And I have to share this. My daughter and son-in-law have been trying to get pregnant for 8 years and just brought home a baby girl 2 days ago. They went through the Foster Care Program in Orange County and hopefully will be able to adopt this precious little doll. She is a month old and only weighs 5 lbs 9oz. We got to babysit her tonight while they went out to eat and I am in love again! To: Jim House ('63) Well Jim, now that you live so close your wife will have to come to the reunions! I want to thank you too and all of our Bombers who have served in our military. Thanks from the bottom of my heart for serving our land. Re: Jury Duty I always wanted to serve on Jury duty but they would never take me because my husband was a Los Angeles County Deputy. One of his last assignments was investigating the jurors in the O.J. Simpson case. I did go to one of his trials when we were first married. The defendant had stabbed his wife 27 times with a butcher knife. I was l9 and the only white person in the room and was convinced that he had singled me out and was going to come after me to get revenge on my husband if he ever got out. -Donni Clark Dunphy ('63) ~ Bye for now from La Mirada, CA Where the sun doesn't always shine, and you can't see the stars and rainbows like you can in Richland, but there's oranges and lemons on my trees and my strawberries are starting to turn red! ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Chuck Crawley ('67) To: Rick Maddy ('67) Hey Bud, You made an excellent point and cut to heart of the matter about the Super Bowl game hype-pocracy. The NFL has a long relationship with selling sex with the violence (item 1: Dallas cheerleader outfits). Paul Tagliabue's indignation over this is like the French Colonel In "Casablanca" being "Shocked, shocked to find gambling.." in Rick's establishment. You should also mention the offensive ads, from erectile dysfunction to depicting equine flatulence to sell beer, while refusing to run an ad commenting of the huge Federal deficit. This bra-ha-ha is wrong on so many levels. Perhaps we should be taking further discussion to the Sagebrush Rag. It needs some more content. (props to Gary) Re: New Orleans Bomber Lunch I see there's a Bomber lunch group in New Orleans, will you be doing anything around Jazz Fest? -Chuck Crawley ('67) ~ Portland - I hope it's Spring... the rain is getting warmer. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Mike Howell ('68WB) To: David Rivers ('65) David, I made the deal for the '53 Hudson and the '41 Ford is up for Grabs. Let me know if you are interested. -Mike Howell ('68WB) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Chris Webster ('78) To: Mike Franco ('70) I believe, Mike, we were playing flag football under the lights at the fast pitch ballpark next to Howard Amon Park. I remember you were a good coach and referee. I remember you and Paul Sinclair were good friends or was it Rich Sinclair?? My memory is shot and I'm 43. Some of the players I remember were Pete Sinclair, Mark Kafentzis, Cameron Mitchell, Rick Rose, James Garland. Our coach was Mr. Christianson...he had a son Joey Christianson who was deaf and a tough ballplayer. Those were fun times in Richland. We ran more wind sprints... I was in shape then... not now. Have a good week Mike thanks for the comment. -Chris Webster ('78) ~ Partly sunny in Northeast Tacoma today ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Brad Wear ('71) To: Vic Marshall ('71) Vic, Say it ain't so! No Denny's in Cheney? That's un- American Maybe I was thinking of Albion? Or, maybe I was seeing if Mike Davis ('74) would hit the road in search of Spokane. Sounds like a good book title to me. Or a book like "Where's Mike?", similar to "Waldo". Yeah the Cougs have let me down too many times to count, but what can I say?... I still love 'em. Bomber/Cougar cheers. -Brad Wear ('71) ~ in sunny but cold Lubbock, TX. I drove Buddy Holly Avenue yesterday. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/09/04 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 12 Bombers and 1 Lion (?) sent stuff: Ann Clancy ('50), Gloria Adams ('54) Wanda Davidson ('56), Max Sutton ('57) Darlene Threthewey ('58WB), Lola Heidlebaugh ('60) Richard Anderson ('60), Betty Noble ('63) Gary Behymer ('64), Ray Stein ('64) Jeff Michael ('65), Marcia Wade ('67) Larry & Marleen ******************************************************* ******************************************************* BOMBER LUNCH Today: Northern CA (Sacramento) Lunch BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gayle Dunn Sutton ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rob Hausenbuiller ('93) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Ann Clancy Andrews ('50) To: Jim Jensen ('50) and Bob Harman ('51) Re: Sonny ["Muscles"], drug store etc. You guys really opened my memory cells regarding our era and what a era it was! We wore a path from the drug store to the theater, over to the Hi-spot and then down to the cafeteria for cherry cokes, French fries and gravy. Sonny was a part of this scene and remember well his crush on Marilyn. I have been wondering who gave him the nickname of "Muscles". Could it have been Duane "Tiny" Allen ('48)? He was really good at tagging people with a nickname and I seem to recall that Duane and the guys he hung out with started calling Sonny "Muscles". Does anyone else have a clue? I worked as a waitress in the restaurant at the drug store the summer of the big flood when no one could get into or out of Richland. The lesson I learned there was that I did not want to be a waitress in the future. My future husband bought my wedding rings from the jeweler at the drug store also. Paid $125.00. You could almost see the diamonds. He made up for it ten years later. Jack learned his trade as a meat cutter at the Safeway store under the guides of Mike Erickson. We didn't have much at that time but we had steak! -Ann Clancy Andrews ('50) ~ In sunny Sacramento and looking forward to our second Bomber luncheon today! ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Gloria Adams Fulcher ('54) Re: Bill Winslow ('51) We had to cancel our visit. Bill Winslow had a massive heart attack Thursday morning. We had left here that morning to go back to the cabin [near Chinook Pass]. Our plan was to go to Richland on Friday (after an appointment in Selah) and spend the week-end. I had a business dinner meeting scheduled for 6:30pm Friday night and then we were going to Pat and Bob's Saturday morning and then to other friends of ours Saturday afternoon. We had driven from our condo, here in Edmonds to the cabin Thursday morning. We had been there about 10 minutes when our daughter-in-law called and told us about Bill. We just switched cars and went right back to Seattle. We were home a total of 20 minutes I think. This is a tough time with so many of our friends having life threatening problems. Clarence ('51) and I are so grateful for each other and the health we have. Bill is at Colby-Providence Hospital in Everett. He is doing fair and is on full life support. They are going to attempt to remove the balloon that is keeping his heart pumping tomorrow. They think it may pump well enough on it's own to pump his blood. They won't remove the balloon until they're sure his heart can do the job. That's the good news. The bad news is he will still have to be on a ventilator and many IVs. I think he has about 12 going right now. He's hooked up to more machines than I've ever even seen. They are keeping him completely under to let his heart rest. He now has pneumonia and an infection. I can't say it looks bad because his heart looks better than the doctors ever thought it would and he's still alive and they did not think he would make it through the night on Thursday. Bill needs all the prayers he can get. David Brusie ('51) and his wife, Carol, have asked for a Mass to be said for him tomorrow in Lake Oswego. It's the Walter Eugene Winslow, III Mass. He'll be happy about that. -Gloria Adams Fulcher ('54) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Wanda Davidson Turner ('56) To: Bob Harmon ('51) You are correct, George James did have the jewelry store in the drug store. He also had a couple, Bob and Betty LaHatt that worked for him for many years. Mr. James was a very generous man. -Wanda Davidson Turner ('56) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Max Sutton ('57) Re: Birthday I want to wish the Happiest of Birthdays to my wonderful wife of 32 years. Gayle Dunn Sutton ('62) will hit the big 60 on Monday the 9th. Bless you, Hon. -Max Sutton ('57) ~ overcast Renton, but sunshine predicted for all next week ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Darlene Trethewey Dunning ('56WB) I saw in the Sandstorm it was Johnny Cole's ('66) birthday [2/6] so just a note to say Happy Birthday Johnny!!! I remember him and his little sisters! They were so cute at the games!! The Coles lived up the street from us. Johnny ran around with my younger brothers "The Martin boys", and to say the least they kept the neighborhood alive. So again Happy belated Birthday and I'm sure that David "Butchie" sends the wish also. -Darlene Trethewey Dunning ('56WB) ~ Portland - where they say the SUN in coming!!!!!! ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Lola Heidlebaugh Bowen ('60) Re: Portland/Vancouver Bomber Luncheon Hi Maren - Would you please run our notice again about the Portland/Vancouver Bomber luncheon for February 14? I have had so much trouble with AOL... I am in the process of changing internet carriers. For this month though, they could contact me thru AOL - So - hopefully by next month will be sending from a different email address. Portland/Vancouver Bomber Luncheon February 14 - 11:00 - 2:00 DoubleTree/Columbia River Jantzen Beach Exit All Bombers and guests are welcome - -Lola Heidlebaugh Bowen ('60) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Richard Anderson ('60) Re: Hoops Report Well, Kamiakin did Bombers a *BIG* favor Saturday night: they beat Pasco in overtime (oddly enough, while Kamiakin manages to lose to lots of teams, they gave Pasco fits -- they lost back in December by two in a double overtime game). Anyway, Richland is in excellent position to finish no worse than in a tie for second (assuming that Pasco beats Davis in the next to last game of the regular season -- not likely) by winning their final four games (a distinct probability). I don't know how a second place tie is resolved -- important because the second place team gets a first round bye into the seeding round of the district tournament -- I'll let everyone know if it becomes necessary. The standings going into the last four or five games of the regular season (depending on the odd-team bye situation): Davis 15-0 Richland 12-4 Pasco 11-4 Walla Walla 10-5 Eisenhower 8-7 Moses Lake 8-7 Southridge 7-9 Kamiakin 7-9 Kennewick 4-12 Wenatchee 2-14 Eastmont 1-14 -Richard Anderson ('60) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Betty Noble Giedd ('63) To: Donni Clark Dunphy ('63) Welcome to the Alumni Sandstorm. I was so happy to see your entry today. Loved your story about arriving in Richland for the first time. I was too young to remember my first days in Richland. I received your card the other day and want to congratulate you on your new grandbaby. You are now in my on-line address book and we'll keep communicating via e-mail. Re: Update on the tree Alpine Crane will be out to our place Tuesday to support the tree resting on our house so it can be cut up/cut down, whatever. We continue to pick up limbs blown down not only from the tree that fell but many others around the property. This gets labor intensive but we smile when it comes to the warmer days of watering and mowing lawns because we have none. People are always surprised when we say we don't want a lawn. We love the natural growth from the forest, all the wild flowers so small and delicate... it's makes one wonder if they should be stepped on. I do have a garden and plan to go out very soon and prepare it for seeding. I'm ready for the sun to shine for longer than a day. -Betty Noble Giedd ('63) ~ In the cloudy and mostly rainy forest west of Philomath, OR ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Gary Behymer ('64) It was 40 years ago today... Sergeant Pepper taught the band to play.... ...72 million of us watch the Beatles 40 years ago last night, on the Ed Sullivan show. Explain that to your grand babies! Number nine...number nine...number nine -Gary Behymer ('64) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Ray Stein ('64) To: Richard Anderson ('60) In your Hoops Report you state, "...Jim House ('63) and Ray Stein ('64). The boys sat in the Wa-Hi section." While you went on to clearly state my "family" connection to Walla Walla, you left a "possible" impression that #32 was rooting for the Blue Devils. Nothing could be further from the truth! As Jim, resplendent in his green sweater, politely told my sister Judy ('71), he understood my position, but his family tree had no branches that went anywhere near Walla Walla! It was great to see Steve Piippo ('70), Steve Neill ('72), Richard Anderson ('60) and the Super Bomber - Roger Fishback ('62); as well as old timers Carl Frick, Bill Goslin, and Roland Jantz. Richland has a good team this year, James York is special and Bussman and Cartmell play a lot like Jim House (in his day). [Richard - please respond directly to Ray] -Ray Stein ('64) - Mead, WA ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jeff Michael ('65) Re: War Ball Hey Bombers and Bomberettes... War Ball... that's what it was! I remember that! Yes, in fact, I am reminded of war ball at Spalding every time I look in the mirror. The scar that runs through the center of my right eyebrow was acquired at center court, running like all get out for a single red cherry ball. Seems most all the other balls were way back court on both sides. There was only a few players left. The "other guy" had the same idea I had... charge the center line, grab the ball and throw the opponent out immediately. I was wearing my glasses (else ways, I couldn't see the opponents!). We collided. The right lens popped out of the frame, was driven into my eyebrow and fell the floor, shattering on impact. No stitches required, just a trip to the doctor to be sure my eye was OK; and it was... well... at least no worse. But I still loved that game. Also, the outside version... Dodge Ball I think we called it. Guess when I get "Andy Rooney Eyebrows" the memory will disappear with the scar! dj jeff -Jeff Michael ('65) ~ Richland - where it's a beautiful, sunny, albeit chilly, Sunday afternoon. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Marcia Wade Hausenbuiller ('67) A great big birthday hug to my first born, Rob Hausenbuiller ('93) in Merry Olde England! Love you, miss you, wish you were here!! Mom -Marcia Wade Hausenbuiller ('67) ~ from beautiful, drizzly, foggy morninged downtown Bomberville! ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Larry & Marleen Re: John Hebert's newspaper article We are trying to locate Lavaughn Gray Hebert who attended Kennewick (sorry) high school in 1960. Her husband's name was John so we are trying this. If this is the same, could you contact us or contact her and have her contact us. Thank you! Larry & Marleen Hoppe Hazen *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/10/04 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 13 Bombers and 1 coach sent stuff: Carol Black ('48), Jim Jensen ('50) Wally Erickson ('53), Jan Bollinger ('60) Frank Whiteside ('63), Deedee Willox ('64) Steve Piippo ('70), Mike Lemler ('72) Brad Upton ('74), Mary Horton ('75) Tami Lyons ('76), Gary Schauer ('84) Rob Hausenbuiller ('93), J. D. Covington (Coach) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jerry Molnaa ('52) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Linda Woods ('61WB) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Carol Black Foster ('48) To: Ann Clancy Andrews ('50) I'll bet you are right about Duane "Tiny" Allen ('48) giving Sonny his nickname of "Muscles". Duane used to call me, Betty Fruh ('48) and Evelyn Johnson ('48) "the Three Black and Midnight Hags" or something like that. I think that nickname might have come from some class we had taken but then again, maybe not!! -Carol Black Foster ('48) ~ Bellevue, WA ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jim Jensen ('50) Re: Jeff Michael's ('65) comments of 2/7 about Buddy Holly and a recording studio in Clovis, NM Back in Buddy Holly's day the studio he used in Clovis was the "Norman Petty Studio." It was located on 7th Street, on the left side of the street, if one was traveling west toward Cannon Air Force Base. Wondered if that was the studio Jeff meant. Petty once had a group called the "Norman Petty Trio." He and "Pop" Echols, owner of radio station KCLV and other things, helped a lot of budding musicians. Both of them knew Buddy. Buddy's hallowed ground, Lubbock, TX, is 110 miles due southwest of Clovis. I met and married my sweet companion, Alliene, while stationed at Cannon AFB. She was born in a small Texas town just over the border from New Mexico. I once asked her if she was a "panhandler" and felt nothing but ice cold breezes for about a week afterwards. In those days (1954-1957) everyone around there loved Buddy Holly, Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash. -Jim Jensen ('50) ~ Here in Katy, TX (Maren's favorite Houston suburb)... we're enjoying a cool February (rare). ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Wally Erickson ('53) To: Bob Harman ('51) Re: Safeway & Mac WOW... What great memories!!!! I'll share some of my memories of the "old" (original) Safeway. There's a Mexican Restaurant in that location now. You can see a picture of the old Safeway store in our Sandstorm. There was a lawn in front of the Store with parking on the south side of the building. On Fridays and Saturdays most of the customers would park across the street on the north side... also, across the street west of CC Anderson (later the Bon). You got the picture? [] My Dad, Mike Erickson, was the Meat Manager for twenty five years plus. The meat department was "full service" with live meat cutters there to help you. I remember watching Dad cleaning the equipment and covering the meat product in the case with butcher paper just before 6pm. I would help out raking the sawdust floor picking up small cuts of meat on the floor; I always took a fresh hotdog (before they came in packages) out of the case for my efforts. The sawdust came in "gunnie" sacks. I still have a vivid memory of the "walk-in" cooler with hanging carcasses and boxes of whole chickens in ice. Everything was cut by hand; the meat cutters were very skilled and worked hard... and had a smile for the customer. My Dad made a lot of friends making sure they got that "special cut" of beef for a special event. Ann Clancy Andrews ('50) mentioned they had steaks for dinner... I have to say the meat cutters and their families in those days ate very well!! *grin* I want to thank Ann for mentioning my Dad... he's been gone nine years now. Don "Mac" MacElrath was the Store Manager and his wife Dorothy did the bookkeeping. I remember she would save "old" coins, Indian head pennies, etc.. as she was counting the money. During that time there were plenty of old coins around. I remember Mac late Friday and Saturday afternoons, he would take a "four wheel" cart and a NCR cash register to the rear of the store at the loading dock... and sell cases of beer and cartons of cigarettes only. You have to remember this was in the late '40s when beer and cigarettes where very important! That was a big deal, because the men didn't want to wait in those long lines just for beer and cigarettes. There were no filter cigarettes then; Lucky Strikes, Camels and Pall Malls to name a few. Mac liked his cigars... he would always have a cigar in his mouth (it was okay to smoke in the stores then, but not on the sales floor). There were four check stands... and the checkers would call out the price of every item and still carry on a conversation with the customer. They had to memorize all the produce items and prices. Every day before checking, they would check the produce prices to make sure there were no changes. They took a lot of pride in knowing the price of each item. The check stands were located right in front of the main entrance... so Winter time was something else. I remember some of the checkers having a electric heater nearby to keep them warm. During this time most of the grocery stocking was done early in the morning before the store was opened. There was no such thing as night stocking like they do now. The "stockers" clerks filled the shelves and marked every item from the shelf tag on the shelf (with "dusters" sticking out their back pockets) and during the day with customers trying to do their shopping. I remember the long lines of customers on Fridays and Saturdays after pay day. Re: Box Boy days Yes, we were called box boys because we carried groceries out in boxes... big and small. We were not allowed to take any shopping carts out of the store, they were kept inside for the customers. During the watermelon season... now that was interesting. Potatoes and oranges were in "tote" bags (paper bag with handle), this was before plastic bags. Frozen "OJ" wasn't around then, so bulk oranges were a big item. Anyway, since we couldn't take the shopping carts out we would grab two, three, or four large paper bags full of groceries; with a tote bag of potatoes on one hand (finger) and a tote bag of oranges on the other with a watermelon in between (sound confusing??). Now, remember the parking lots where not in front of the store, so this was not a short trip to the car. Long arms and fingers helped. This Safeway store was a big money maker in those days. Sorry, I went on so long... just wanted to share some of my memories of the "old" Safeway store in downtown Richland. I myself ended up in the Grocery business for over forty years. You might say it's in my blood and background. I have more information on Mac at an other time... later. To: Ann Clancy Andrews ('50) Next time you're at your luncheon in Sacramento... greet Sandy Finney Harvego ('60) for me. She lived on Thayer Drive next to Putnam Street near us. She knew our parents well... I took piano lessons from her Mother. She was a great and talented lady. Our Dad, Mike Erickson was a very good person and was liked and respected by all who knew him. He was a very good Meat cutter and Manager; he could and would explain to his customers the best way to cook and prepare the meat they were purchasing. It was a very much people business when working behind the "full service" cases in those days. I believe Jack Sinderson ('53) lives in the Sacramento area too. I saw him at our last class reunion (50th), he's changed a little... *grin* but he's still that great guy with a smile!! -Wally Erickson ('53) ~ We still have snow on the ground & on the evergreen trees... just south of Coeur D'Alene, ID ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jan Bollinger Persons ('60) An article in today's Washington Post, "Online Search Engines Help Lift Cover of Privacy," prompted me to experiment with some Google searches. Nothing interesting turned up until I entered my name as it appears in the Alumni Sandstorm, (including maiden name). That brought up my Sandstorm posts of 1/11 and 1/22. I tried names of others who post in the Sandstorm and found that entering the class year after the name invariably brings up a post in the Sandstorm, or the Sandbox, or a reunion page, funeral notices, etc. Google also knows all about Bomber Moms. The article says that the Google computer "crawls" over web pages at least every two weeks, which probably explains why the most recent posts don't yet appear. The pages are cached, so it looks like we're all immortalized on the Internet! -Jan Bollinger Persons ('60) ~ In Spokane - where we're promised some sun breaks today. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Frank Whiteside ('63) To: Chuck Crawley ('67) Since I am the one who arranges the New Orleans lunches, I just wanted to respond to your question. Lunches can be arranged any time that several people show enough interest. So far, for the two that we have had, the turn out has been small. We don't have very many Bombers in the area. Jazzfest is April 23 to May 2 this year. The lineup of participants will be announced February 15th... tickets go on sale on February 18th. I'm retired, so I can juggle my schedule; however, most of our Bombers here still work and can make it only on weekends. Most of the best Jazzfest performers are on Saturday and Sunday and that would likely interfere with a lunch (both weekends). I doubt that anyone attending will want to skip any of the weekend sessions. During the week is a possibility, but you and I may be the only attendees. If any of our New Orleans area people or anyone in the city during Jazzfest has any suggestions, send them to me via email. By the way, I may try to schedule a lunch sometime after Mardi Gras for our usual attendees. Maren, let me know when you are going to be here after Mardi Gras. -Frank Whiteside ('63) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Dunno, Frank. My daughter's pregnant again... due date is 8/30, but I haven't scheduled anything... YET. -Maren] ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Deedee Willox Loiseau ('64) Re: Trethewey To: Darlene Trethewey Dunning ('56WB) At Burlington Northern I worked with Bob Trethewey. Any relation? -Deedee Willox Loiseau ('64), Burbank, WA ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Steve Piippo ('70) To: Ray Stein ('64) Being a little kid, watching the Bombers run up and down the court with Dad, high up in Dawald Gym, gave little perspective to the true size of players. Meeting Jim House ('63) in person all these years later, it's clear; he's as big as a house (tall)! Steven ('09) went to have his breakfast, as he says, with "Frick-N-Richard" on Sunday. His Mother pointed out that "Frick-N-Richard" doesn't sound... Good. You guys hang in there all these years. -Steve Piippo ('70) ~ still here in RHS ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Mike Lemler ('72) To: Cathy Lemler Dunnum ('74) Well Sis, another year gone by, a couple of more naturally frosted hairs. Just wanted to let you know how much we love you and wish we could have been there to help celebrate, but we were tipping our glasses and toasting you in the hot tub in the rain, hail, and brief sunshine... we luv ya -Mike Lemler ('72) ~ Holding up traffic on the way to Stevens Pass... when you go by, honk and wave with all of your fingers ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Brad Upton ('74) To: Minneapolis/St. Paul Bombers I'll be headlining at Knuckleheads Comedy Club March 3 - 7th. Knuckleheads is located in the Mall of America. If you live in the Twin Cities, you know where that is. I also talked to the guy at the Hanford House this morning and he told me there's only about 20 seats left for my show there on February 20th. Mike, have you bought yours? -Brad Upton ('74) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Mary Horton Finch ('75) My friend Kathy Nolan Snyder has asked for prayers for her father, Jim Nolan. He is in very poor health. Even though neither Kathy nor her Dad are Bombers (She grew up in Yakima) many Bombers, myself included, have fond memories associated with her Dad. If you don't recognize the name, Jim Nolan, just think back to those carefree days of our childhoods, and the many afternoons when we watched "Uncle Jimmy's Clubhouse." Jim Nolan was "Uncle Jimmy"! How many of you Sandstorm readers remember watching "Uncle Jimmy's Clubhouse"? Were any of you ever on the show? I seem to remember something about him honoring kids on their birthdays, and although I always wanted to go up to Yakima to the studio and be on his show live, I never got the chance. -Mary Horton Finch ('75) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Tami Lyons Zirians ('76) I was reading the sports section of the Tri-City Herald on-line and noticed several familiar last names of boys on the basketball team this year. I went to school with a "Feaster", a "Conley", and a "Cartmell". Does anybody know who the parents of these kids are WHO are on the team? I remember a talented ball player named Dick Cartmell ('73) Any relation?) who played on the Bomber team that went to state that year. I was in 9th grade at the time but I remember going to State that year and watching that team play. Mike Neill ('75), Bruce Wallace ('74), and Jim Thompson ('75) also played on that team coached by Coaches Teverbaugh and Juricich. What a team! I hope this year's team makes it over the mountains so we west-sider Bomber alums can get a peek at some 2nd generation (or maybe 3rd) Bomber basketball. Go Bombers!! -Tami Lyons Zirians ('76) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Gary Schauer ('84) Re: War Ball Memories Eric and Jumbo, you certainly sparked a few memory cells with your War Ball memories - especially for those of us fortunate enough to go to Lewis and Clark and have Phil Neill run the show! I think he opened up the gym early for those that really loved to get it out of their system so that the ones that really despised it didn't have to play it so much during PE hour. How many people recall the games that ended up working their way up the ramps that came down into the gym? I don't recall if Phil would let you just go up there to get out of the way or you were only allowed if a ball went up there. Whatever the case, I recall either running up there to finish off the opponent's last team member after "baseline to baseline" was called, or getting the extra few feet of reaction time when you were the last one trying to hang on. Then there were the crazy "Kamikaze" guys that would just go after the balls in the center of the court (see Jeff Michael's story) right in the middle of a heated game. They'd either get plunked by 3 or 4 guys or they'd be a hero and direct all the balls back to the "smarter" ones who stayed back a few steps. Or how 'bout sneaking your best player up the to the front of the "back in" line so that when someone caught a ball you'd bring the good player back in to get your team back in the game? Or holding a big ball in your hands to maximize your "blocking" square area, while having a few cherry balls at your feet for easy retrieval when there was a break in the fire? Then there were other Phil-Neill-led activities like kicking around that huge ball while you sat on those little scooters (what was the name of that game?). Or how 'bout the Field Days that took place every Spring to see which class could build a pyramid fastest or win the tug-o-war, or who could throw a softball the farthest or run the 600 the fastest. You could always then see how you stacked up against the best in the history of the school by looking at the "record board" in the gym that listed which 4th grader did the most sit-ups in minute, which 6th grader had the 2nd best shuttle-run time ever, etc. I recall going back to Lewis and Clark many years later and still seeing records on that board from my classmates, or younger siblings of my classmates - some when 20 or 25 years back (OK, so I was really looking to see if my 600 time had stood the test of time, but don't tell anyone - Glory Days .....). Or when the likes of Brian Kellerman ('79) would make a surprise visit to the gym and show off by dunking on the 8 footers. To a 6th-grader, he might as well have been Michael Jordan. Re: RHS Hoops Speaking of RHS hoops, big thanks to Richard Anderson ('60) for his updates of how the current hoop team is doing! Besides getting maybe an occasional final score, the Seattle PI or Times just doesn't give you any idea as to what is going on East of the mountains. The PI has had the team ranked anywhere from 6 to 10 most of the year, however, so they must see something there. Hopefully the boys will join the girls in making it over the mountains for the state tourney this year, so we can take in a game or two. Scott Frick ('84) and I already have plans to meet up there if they do. -Gary Schauer ('84) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Rob Hausenbuiller ('93) To: Marcia Wade Hausenbuiller ('67) Re: Birthday hug Thanks Mom, for the birthday hug. I wish I were there too. I need a trip home at some point. England is great, but I definitely could use a little vacation. Rob Hausenbuiller ('93) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: J. D. Covington. aka Coach Covington We (my wife and I) enjoyed the many remarks made by former and present day members of the Sandstorm. I guess I just don't use my computer enough but I was sent this copy by Mick Mikulecky ('53) and it concerned Roy Ballard ('63) and his visit with us on the Flathead Lake. We are located in Montana now and we would like to issue an invitation to each one that reads this to visit us on our cherry orchard on Flathead Lake. Just let us know that you are coming and we will try to be here, I hope. I know we will during the summer because that is the busiest time for us. BUT it is the time you can pick all the cherries you want to (to eat) as long as you don't get sick on them. Have a good day. -J. D. Covington (to some I am known as Coach Covington) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/11/04 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 18 Bombers sent stuff: Elva McGhan ('50), Bob Harman ('51) Don Meyers ('51) and Marti Miller ('54) Lorraine Powell ('52), Marguerite Groff ('54) Marilynn Working ('54), Darlene Trethewey ('56WB) Richard Anderson ('60), Jim Hamilton ('63) Roy Ballard ('63) and Nancy Erlandson ('67) Jerry Spears ('64), Jeff Michael ('65) Mike Howell ('68WB), Betti Avant ('69) Ruth Russell ('71), Brad Upton ('74) Rae Lynne Abraham ('78) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Linda Carter Thomas ('65) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Elva McGhan Wallace ('50) Re: "Muscles" Our family lived close to the Robertson family for 7 or 8 years when they first moved to Richland. We always knew "Muscles" by what his Mom Virgie called him: "Sonny Boy". He told us his real name was Harvard Yale Robertson. Virgie called her husband "W.T." They came from California where W.T. was a painter on movie sets. W.T. was a sign painter for G.E. in the '40s and early '50s. W.T. was a WWI vet. They were good people. I remember when one of our horses got sick Virgie and Mom took him in their horse trailer to Dr. Ferguson in Walla Walla. The Vet operated and removed a kidney stone that looked like a sycamore seed ball. The horse "Sandy" recovered and lived a long life. Dr. Ferguson later moved to Pasco and continued to be our Vet. Brother Robert Ray (9'50RIP) - we called him "Bobbie" - and I used to ride together. He on his pony "Lady" and I on our "Sandy". We rode all around the Yakima River area near where we both lived. Robertsons built a Pony Ring and had several Shetland ponies that little kids could ride. It was located in the vicinity of the Life Care Center in south Richland. I would like to find out what happened to Bobbie. Wonder if anyone knows where he was when he died and what caused his death. -Elva McGhan Wallace ('50) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Bob Harman ('51) To: Wally Erickson ('53) I remember your Dad really well and we all liked him. I don't know if you knew or not but he used to sample the hamburger as he ground it. He was a tough guy; he ate raw beef! I was produce and I recall two special things about that. It was not unusual for us to accidently drop a watermelon which, of course, we had to eat. I also would throw oranges against the wall to soften them and then suck the juice. Oh yes, one other thing. Bananas were so scarce that when we would get them in (they came in large wooden crates) we would simply slide them out on the floor and in seconds the crate would be empty. We never had to stock them. Some memories. -Bob Harman ('51) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Don Meyers ('51) and Marti Miller Meyers ('54) Guess I need to write the Sandstorm to find out about Bill Winslow's ('51) condition at Everett Hospital after last week's heart attack. I can't seem to bring up the Sandstorm news, probably because I'm not signed up? -Don Meyers ('51) and Marti Miller Meyers ('54) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Lorraine Powell Earp-Tanner ('52WB) Just want to thank Marla Lowman Kenitzer ('55) and Sandy Finny Harvego ('60) for the wonderful luncheon yesterday [2/10/04] in Folsom, California. It was so nice getting together with so many Bombers in the Northern California area. There were a lot of memories shared. Hope we have another one soon. I took some pictures but will wait to see what Marla and Ann Clancy Andrews ('50) may send in to the Sandstorm, so there won't be a lot of duplicates. Thanks again. -Rainy...Lorraine Powell Earp-Tanner ('52WB) ~ The weather today is just perfect... sunny short sleeve... no clouds... all sun here in Modesto ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Marguerite Groff Tompkins ('54) Class of '54 - need your help. The Club 40 DustStorm (with registration information for our BIG 5-0) was sent to everyone for whom we had an address. Some have been returned because the addresses were no longer valid. Burt Pierard ('59) sent me the following names. I'm including the last known city & state. Ray Cox (Lubbock TX) Glynn Gibson (Chehalis WA) Richard Green (LaCanada CA) Mary Ann Bollen Harding (Manitowoc WI) Betty Whitten Jones (Kennewick WA) James Longwell (Richland WA) Joan Cline McIntire (Parker AZ) Jack Nichols (Medical Lake WA) Martha Miller Randolph (Kennewick WA) Dewitt (Sonny) Riggins (Prosser WA) Jim Scoggin (Mill Valley CA) Fred Skalicky (Vancouver WA) Virginia Brinkerhoff Sweetland (has moved to Spokane) Ray Wells (Richland WA) Lanny Wilson (Richland WA) If you did not receive the Club 40 DustStorm, please let me know. We have some extra. One classmate did receive the DustStorm, but tossed it, and wondered why he hadn't received any information regarding our 50th reunion. So, in case there are any of you that received, and tossed, it without opening, please let me know. I will get the registration forms and list of activities to you and won't tell the Club 40 brass what you did with their publication. -Marguerite Groff Tompkins ('54) ~ Richland - where I scrape ice in the morning and am enjoying sunshine (for now) the rest of the day. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Marilynn Working Highstreet ('54) I would like to join in with everyone who is praying for our military troops overseas. My grandson just flew out of Ft. Lewis with the 737th Transportation Co. on Sunday. Landed in Kuwait that night, only 4am their time. He's in Army Reserves. They asked these guys to supply their own bed sheets!! I have been in touch with him via email since he landed, and he is asking me for brown under armor heat gear shirts. Guess I can go to Basin Dept. store or Ranch and Home. Right? It is starting to get hot there now. Mitch left his 4 year old son and 2 month old son along with his wife, my granddaughter behind and the ones left at home need our help and support. Please keep them all in your prayers. Re: Richland's name Someone asked a few days ago about how Richland got it's name. I am in the process of searching for that very thing. I was at a meeting at the TC Cancer Center Guild on Monday and our speaker is working with the group celebrating the 100 year birthday of Kennewick and said that one of the guys names Rosencrans had a daughter who entered in a contest to name the city and won with the name Richland. She thought it was in 1879!! I will try and locate something on their website, which I haven't been able to bring up yet. -Marilynn Working Highstreet ('54) ~ Kennewick - where the weather is getting warmer and clear. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Darlene Trethewey Dunning {'56WB} To: Deedee Willox Loiseau ('64) Bob Trethewey ('58KHS) is my younger brother. My folks moved to Kennewick about 1957, so Bob graduated from Kennewick High. As you know he is retired and still lives in Kennewick. I will tell him that you asked about him. He will be pleased. -Darlene Trethewey Dunning {'56WB} ~ Portland, OR - where we have SUNSHINE ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Richard Anderson ('60) Re: Hoops Report It was a curious affair at Dawald Gym Tuesday evening: the game started out slowly (very slowly) then accelerated into hyper-hoops from roughly the five-minute mark of the first quarter until halftime. A glance at the "home" side of the scoreboard showed Bombers with 46. That's a bunch -- particularly considering that in this day and age winning teams often end up with 46 or so at the end of four quarters. But, the "away" side indicated 36! We have 46 and the opponent is only ten behind? Gosh! And then the two teams proceeded to the second half. Moses Lake actually took the lead for a few seconds as they chipped away at the ten point Bomber lead, then fell back a bit, and finally had a three point attempt to tie the game at the final buzzer fall away harmlessly. But the crowd got its breath-holding moment ..... then went home happy. So where did this all come from? Excellent shooting by both teams: two-point shots, three-point shots, free throws -- both teams were hot. Bombers outrebounded the taller Chiefs by a couple -- for a bunch of shortish guys Bombers are really good rebounders -- that may have proved to be decisive in the end. Player of the game for Bombers? Zach Bixler probably. His points came from two threes, two twos, and two free- throws; but the decisive work was tenacious defense and some *really* vigorous rebounding. I might have had something to do with it: in my chasing down of some player bios (see below) I let it be known that I considered our boy to be "skinny". Well, Bix sort of said, "I ain't skinny!" -- not in those exact words -- then proceeded to thug the Chief players (the Moses Lakes are called "Chiefs") in pretty much the same way as a previous apple- cheeked Bomber, Travis Buck, would thug opponents. Fun to watch. ====================================================== 1 2 3 4 Moses Lake 17 36 52 75 Bombers 21 46 58 78 Bixler 12, York 28, Ben Cartmell 6, Bussman 10, Frank 18, Miller 2, Sam Cartmell 2, Stevens 0 ====================================================== The standings going into the last three or four games of the regular season (depending on the odd-team bye situation): Davis 16-0 Richland 13-4 Pasco 12-4 Walla Walla 11-5 Eisenhower 8-8 Moses Lake 8-8 Kamiakin 7-9 Southridge 7-10 Kennewick 4-13 Wenatchee 3-14 Eastmont 1-15 ====================================================== To: Tami Lyons Zirians ('76) Re: Bomber hoops genealogy Tami asked about some current Bombers being related to previous Bombers. Four of the kids are Bomber offspring (and may well have Bomber parent grandparents as well), one has a Bomber grandparent: Sr. Zach Bixler's parents are Jim ('72) and Sharon Greer ('72) Bixler; Jr. Jared Feaster's parents are Scott ('73) and Jean Tegner ('77) Feaster; Jr. Ben and Soph. Sam Cartmell's parents are Dick ('73) and Megan Johnson ('73) Cartmell; Jr. Kyle Conley's maternal grandfather is Chuck Larrabee ('47). Thanks to Carolynn Rish Moore ('72) (who takes tickets at the south end door of Dawald Gym) for helping me with the above info (and who put up with me for waaay longer than I would have put up with me!). -Richard Anderson ('60) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jim Hamilton ('63) Per the attached, Uncle Jimmy was one of my heroes. Uncle Jimmy Club House Membership Card I actually shook his hand at the grand opening of Angus Village, or something equally momentous. jimbeaux p.s. Yes, I have thrown some things away, just not neat stuff -Jim Hamilton ('63) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Roy Ballard ('63) and Nancy Erlandson Ballard ('67) To: J.D. Covington Nancy and I would like to say hi and have a wonderful year. We had a nice time when we were there and hopefully will be back over that way soon. Have a happy Valentine Day both of you and we'll see you later. -Roy Ballard ('63) and Nancy Erlandson Ballard ('67) Proud of the Cloud!!!!!! ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jerry Spears ('64) Hi Gary, I always called the one game on the scooters "Crab Soccer". Do you remember playing it in a circle without scooters? That was fun, too. -Jerry Spears ('64) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jeff Michael ('65) To: Jim Jensen ('50) Right you are, pardner. It was Mr. Petty himself that I visited with and who autographed a Buddy Holly album and gave it to me. Relatives of my first wife live in Clovis and knew the ropes. Also took us to the only livestock auction I have ever been to. Wish I could find that danged album. It and the ones with my name in the liner notes seem to have vanished in to the "Black Hole of Moving," along with quite a lot of other trivial stuff. But, as I am packing again for an in-town move, I realized I still have the two foot lockers that used to hold my albums. Those two boxes have travelled tens of thousands of miles over the past 30 some years... but no longer contain "stacks o' wax." Oh well. dj jeff -Jeff Michael ('65) ~ in SUNNY Bomberville. Oh, what a beautiful morning! ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Mike Howell ('68WB) Hi I remember Uncle Jimmy's Clubhouse and then Jim Nolan was a weatherman on the news. I think I remember watching Bozo the clown with absolute awe at how they could draw all those pictures to make a cartoon. I went to the studio with Leonard Sparks and some other guys once and we were turned away because we hadn't called ahead. I don't recall whose birthday it was, but it was a long drive through Prosser and Sunnyside to get to Yakima. We were all cramped up in the back seat of the car. I seem to recall that there were 6 of us in the back seat. I was the biggest (literally) I seem to remember being as wide as I was tall back then. We all had a Minor burger and shake and then we came back home and it was dark when they dropped me off at the Bridge Pumps in West Richland and Red called my folks to come get me. My little heart was broken all to pieces. I also remember watching "Sky King" and "Burt Wells" with his song "Big Rock Candy Mountain" during the same period. -Mike Howell ('68WB) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Betti Avant ('69) Re: War Ball Ah, yes the dreaded war ball games. My sophomore year we were supposed to be playing flag football in PE class, but the team was on their way to Moses Lake, so the field was being watered. So - you guessed it - we got to play war ball. There were two sophomore classes that period and it was always Mrs. Burns' class against Mrs. Andersons'. Mrs. Burns was gone that day, so Mrs. Anderson got us all. It was down to me against at least half of Mrs. Andersons' group. I picked up a couple of balls and went "hunting". Well, as running backwards to my side of the court, I fell at mid court, only to be a sitting duck myself. None of the enemies' balls hit me, so I picked myself up, embarrassed at falling, and started across into enemy territory again. But, something didn't feel right in my left wrist (I had used that hand to stop my fall and hit my head). Mrs. Anderson - who was pregnant at the time - asked if I was OK and I meekly said "No". Well, as it turns out I had fractured my wrist. My mom wasn't too happy to come pick me up and take me to the doctor (she figured that would be faster than the emergency room). They X-rayed it, manipulated it, casted it, and re x-rayed it. The only bad thing was I couldn't go to the game in Moses Lake on the rooter bus. On Saturday morning I had to go back for more X-rays to make sure the reduction had held. He said it was fine and I got permission to go to league bowling (after all I am right handed). After that I was real careful when playing war ball. I got the cast off for my 16th birthday present. It seems I was almost always one of the last ones standing the next two years of war ball wars. -Betti Avant ('69) ~ Goodland, KS ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Ruth Russell Pierson ('71) To: Mary Horton Finch ('75) Re: Jim Nolan Family (Uncle Jimmy) Dear Mary, Tell your friend, Kathy Nolan Snyder, that our prayers are with her dad. Jimmy Nolan made a huge contribution to all the children within his viewing area with his Clubhouse. It was a special, safe place that kids could go to via the television, or in person if they were lucky. He made every kid feel important, and never, never talked down to them, or put himself on show. When you watch the tapes of his shows, most of the time he is making eye contact with the children, and, when he does look out into "TV land", you know he is mostly including the kids at home, rather than sharing an arch "grown up look" with the adults. It was an important distinction, and tells a lot about the man himself. I never met him personally, but I did see him at different functions when he would come to Richland, and I remember thinking what an honestly nice person he seemed to be. He was the Fred Rogers of the Yakima Valley and beyond---and his decency came through loud and clear, reassuring, and safe. Here in Richland, with the Hanford legacy of tension and secrecy during the early years, safe was a good feeling. At dinner, my dad had a rule of no talking, because his preference was to eat while he watched the six o'clock news. If we forgot, and started to goof off, we got yelled at firmly, with a "This concerns my job!" He didn't mean to be mean, but he had a lot of worries back then, with what was going on in the world, as well as the Cold War attitude in effect at Hanford. It was not fun at dinner on the days my dad was home on 24-hour-shift rotation. I swore then that when I had a family, things would be different. Being able to gather around the television with my brother and sister and friends, and watch "Uncle Jimmy's Clubhouse", "Bozo the Clown", or, when we were older, the "4:30 Movie" from Spokane (lots of Errol Flynn swashbuckler stuff), or "Dark Shadows", helped lighten the mood around my house. Sometimes, the whole neighborhood was gathered in front of our big old set, with Kool-Aid and popcorn. It was cheap entertainment, but it made for a lot of memories. Thanks so much, Uncle Jimmy, for the good times and the laughter. You will always be in our hearts. It is ironic that just today, while surfing the internet looking for images from the clubhouse for a card I made, that I would discover this: KIMA's History: Celebrating 50 Years 1953-2003. Click on the Anniversary link on the left, and you will find two choices---KIMA History, or Uncle Jimmy. Click on Jimmy, and take a look at the old Clubhouse pictures. Here is a concrete opportunity to do honor to Jim Nolan on the 50th Anniversary of the station. I hope a lot of you take advantage of it. Mary, before I found the KIMA pages, I found Uncle Jimmy on another website, the Selah Vikings counterpart to this list. It is at: and I borrowed a photo I found there to make a sort of "feel better" card for Uncle Jimmy and his family. I will send it to Maren to post if she would like to. I am thinking of sending it in to KIMA for their Anniversary celebration, as my contribution. Let me know what you think. ...two additional files, that I thought you might want to post... I dug through the archives and found several comments by alumni that related. Uncle Jimmy is remembered Bomber memories of Uncle Jimmy Keep well and Keep safe, -Ruth Russell Pierson ('71) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Brad Upton ('74) The Hanford House show on February 20th is officially sold out. A 10:30pm show has been added if you still want to go! Can't wait to see everyone! -Brad Upton ('74) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Rae Lynne Abraham ('78) I wanted to wish my big brother Jeff Abraham ('78) a happy 45th Birthday. Wow O Wow Old Man. Hee hee hee. Hey Bro. enjoy and thanks for keeping us safe. Jeff works with FEMA the dept of Homeland Security. I'm real proud of him and miss him a lot. Happy Birthday, Jeffie. Love, Rae Rae -Rae Lynne Abraham ('78) ~ Sunny San Diego, CA where it's always a good day. *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/12/04 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 9 Bombers and 1 death notice today: Ann Clancy ('50), Gloria Adams ('54) Pete Overdahl ('60), Ann Engel ('63) Bill Scott ('64), Deedee Willox ('64) David Rivers ('65), Janet Switzer ('70) Debra Dawson ('74) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Carol Haynes Finch ('51) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Freddie Schafer ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Pat Caldwell ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Shanon Laybourn Smith ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: James Hodge ('71AB) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Ann Clancy Andrews ('50) Re: Sacramento Lunch We had a great day last Monday. Attendance increased over our first meeting. I will let Marla fill in the details. To: Rainy Powell Earp-Tanner ('52) Thanks for reminding me about running into Ken Earp ('49RIP) in Hayward. Came home and thought about it. As I recall, I approached him. That was a while ago!! Glad you made it up from Modesto. See you next time! Hope this will be an incentive for the rest of the Bombers in our area to make it to the next luncheon. Remember, at any point, we are only two hours away from everything fun and interesting or at least that is what we tell our family and friends who do not live in California! We can now add Bomber Luncheons in Sacramento to the mix. To: Wally Erickson ('53) Thanks for your kind comment. Composing a letter to send to you (at home) relaying history of where one man's direction in life was led because of your father. -Ann Clancy Andrews ('50) ~ 60 and Sunny in Sacramento ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Gloria Adams Fulcher ('54) Re: Update on Bill Winslow ('51) Bill is improving a little bit each day. The good news first. His heart is pumping on it's own now. The IVs have been reduced from 14 to 5. The doctor said from what he can tell, the heart is better than he thought it would be after such a massive attack. His liver is okay and his kidneys started working again. He's still on the ventilator. He's just too weak to breathe on his own. They still can't pinpoint the source of his infection because he' s too weak for them to do the necessary tests for that also. His condition hasn't really changed much the last 2 days. Still running a fever but it's not the 102.5 that it was. They are keeping him completely under so his heart can get the most possible rest. Today they reduced the time they let Leah and the kids go in the room to be with him. They think he's aware the family is there and maybe he would get more rest if he wasn't conscience of them being in the room. Who knows? If anyone wants to send him a card, his address is Colby-Providence Medical Center, Cardiac Critical Care Unit 3rd Floor, Room 345., 1321 Colby, Everett, WA 98201. -Gloria Adams Fulcher ('54) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Pete Overdahl ('60) To: Carol Black Foster ('48) and Ann Clancy Andrews ('50) Being an old friend of Milton Duane "Tiny" Allen ('48), I figured it is better to go to the horse's mouth. I asked Tiny if he could of given "Muscles" his nick name. He said "No" but he thinks he knows how it started. The guys would come across Sonny and ask to see his muscles, and he would roll up his sleeve and flex his arm, and show his Muscles. So they started calling him "Muscles". And he also said it is not true, that he rode his motorcycle down the halls of Columbia High School. But he doesn't deny some of the things people said about him during his days of high school. To: Patti Jones ('60) Re: Bomber Lunches - I think you are the one who started getting people together away from Richland for their Bomber Lunches. Well I am really getting interested in all the different states and cities people have been lucky enough to set one up and have the great attendance for being so far away from their high school roots. Just recently I have seen New Orleans and Phoenix. I am sure others would find this of great interest. And I know many have been lucky to attend all over Washington (state that is). -Pete Overdahl ('60) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Ann Engel Schafer ('63) To my wonderful, crazy and loving husband, Fred Happy Birthday to you and many more. Love Ya, Ann -Ann Engel Schafer "63" ~ beautiful, sunny Vancouver, WA ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Bill Scott ('64) To: Marilyn Working Highstreet ('54) Richland was named after the Richland Water Company, which existed (I think) shortly after the turn of the century, and may have had a water intake or facility of some sort in what is now Howard Amon Park. Re: "Uncle Jimmy's Clubhouse" I too have fond memories of that show. It was just about the first thing I saw when we finally got a television in the house. Jimmy Nolan always hosted with dignity, and respect for kids. He never made a fool of himself or played the clown. I remember him showing cartoons of a little black character (were they Sambo cartoons?) that would never play today in this era of political correctness. I also remember with fondness Bert Wells and his sidekick Prairie Pete, whose beard getting tangled in the camera was always blamed for the frequent interruptions in broadcasts that were common in the early days of KIMA. Yes, I remember watching Sky King too, but who else remembers Jet Jackson? -Bill Scott ('64) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [I remember Jet Jackson!!!!!!! And Jet Jackson's sidekick, played by Morey Amsterdam, who always announced his name as "Ikabod Mudd -- with two D's". Bill, you're the only person (besides me) EVER to ask about Jet Jackson. -Maren] Google search found this VERY interesting site: Captain Midnight, aka Jet Jackson stuff ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Deedee Willox Loiseau ('64) Re: Uncle Jimmy I remember Uncle Jimmy's Clubhouse. My little brother, Johnny ('69WB), was on the show in 1955 when he was 4. I remember mom driving to Yakima so Johnny could be on the show. I have a picture of Johnny and Uncle Jimmy taken at the time by Jerry Clark Photographer in Yakima. Johnny is all decked out in his cowboy outfit. Those were the days! -Deedee Willox Loiseau ('64) ~ Burbank, WA - where I FINALLY got all my Christmas stuff packed away. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: David Rivers ('65) Re: Birthday time 2/12/04 He's the man. One a them "older" guys I used to look up to... (not that I still don't). One a the guys who has allowed me to sit at the big kid's table... The one who snared one of the prettiest girls in school. And he still has her. Naturally I gotta say "one" of the prettiest or my harem will scream! Funny how you remember certain people very well and they always stand out in your memory. He's one of those kinda guys. Funny too... I know that some guys have gotten older and I still see them as tho they are "supposed" to look just as they do. But this guy looks just like he did. He says he's a bit larger around the middle but I don't see it at all. He is one of those guys that is always Johnny on the spot when someone needs help and one of those guys that is always there for his friends. He is witty, gracious and just a great guy to be around. When we had the last dance at Hi-Spot, you know he was there to help set up the tables and make sure the room was ready. When they had their 40th reunion, he was right there doing the same thing. After the reunion, I was standing outside the Old DI and one for the girls from the Gold Medal class had car trouble... there he was with a set of jumper cables to get her on the road... So lemme join Ann ('63) in wishing her "other half" a huge Bomber HAPPY BIRTHDAY FREDDIE SCHAFER ('63)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David Rivers ('65) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [And from WAY back to Mrs. Shank's 1st grade class at good ole Spalding [] Happy Birthday, Freddie! -Maren] ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Janet Switzer Schroeder ('70) Just a note to say to Becky, Peggy ('70), Nicki, Barry, and Natalie Deobald that I am sorry to hear of their Dad (Ted Deobald's) passing. I lived around the corner from them and their folks always were such nice people. I hate being the "grown up" and having to deal with reality!!! -Janet Switzer Schroeder ('70) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Debra Dawson Fogler ('74WB) Re: Uncle Jimmy I remember Jim Nolan better as a tv news reporter, although we still called him Uncle Jimmy. My grandparents were interviewed by him in the early 1960s, I believe. Frank and Esther Dawson owned a mink ranch in Ellensburg, and he was doing either a newscast or documentary on mink. Somehow, I think he'd heard about Grandpa's pet mink, Archie, and came to see for himself. Unfortunately, we didn't have VCRs in those days, so I never did see what was aired. I'm pretty sure it wasn't a documentary on animal rights, however. In those days, everyone wanted to wear fur, especially mink, and no one was tossing buckets of red paint at Marilyn Monroe or anyone else decked out in their fur coats. I have a 17" x 24" black-and-white photo of Grandpa Frank holding a white mink (not the incredible Archie). I'm pretty sure the tv station gave it to my grandparents, because it's printed on heavy cardboard with an easel backing, certainly not what you'd get from your local Kodak developer in the 1950-'60s. It looks like it was once on display somewhere in the tv station. I wish I remembered more of their stories, but it's too late to ask. Thoughts and prayers are with Uncle Jimmy Nolan and his family. -Debra Dawson Fogler ('74WB) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* Death Notice >>Rick Buchanan ('64) ~ 1946 - 8/17/03 *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/13/04 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 10 Bombers sent stuff: Dick McCoy ('45,'46,'02), Dick Roberts ('49) Roberta Hill ('49), Ann Clancy ('50) Jim Jensen ('50), Missy Keeney ('59) Patti Jones ('60), Denny Johnson ('62WB) John Campbell ('63), Leoma Coles ('63) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Wayne Wallace ('50) and Elva McGhan Wallace ('50) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Dick McCoy ('45,'46,'02) Re: Tiny Allen Pete Overdahl ('60) mentioned Tiny Allen ('48). Talk about the horse's mouth. Oh yeah! Tiny is quoted as saying much of what was said about him during his Hi school days was true. I just think it is terrible that antics such as Tiny's and Jim Krause ('48) distracted from those of us who were serious students and were interested in a good education. Tiny, do you remember the radiator shop? (inside stuff.) Old Tiny drove my '26 dodge more than I did. Gee, I'd like to have that now. It is true about Sonny (Muscles). He always showed us his powerful biceps without being asked. I always thought he was chained to that bike as I never saw him without it. -Dick McCoy ('45,'46,'02) Once a Bronc, Beaver, Bomber, always a Bronc, Beaver, Bomber. (I was also An Indian and Greyhound before Richland, and a Savage and Husky after.) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Richard "Dick" Roberts ('49) To: Carol Haynes Finch ('50) Have a great birthday, Carol! -Richard "Dick" Roberts ('49) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Roberta Hill Karcher ('49) Attention all Bombers in the Las Vegas Valley: We have Bombers visiting. How about Lunch at the Flamingo Road Runners an Friday the 27th of February at noon. Please let me know if any of you can make it. -Roberta Hill Karcher ('49) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Ann Clancy Andrews ('50) To: Pete Overdahl ('60) Re: Duane Allen ('48) and Sonny's nickname Bingo!!! That is exactly where I was coming from. Was witness to that display. Thanks for talking to Duane about it. I thought he would have the answer. -Ann Clancy Andrews ('50) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jim Jensen ('50) Re: Robert "Bobbie" Robertson ('50RIP) To: Elva McGhan Wallace ('50) Elva, You asked about what happened to Bobbie. As an element of our Class of '50 gathering in 1996 (held in conjunction with the Club 40 Reunion), Ed Osborn requested that each Bomber planning to participate in the reunion provide a historical commentary titled "My 46 Years." The one tendered by Robert was brief and troubling. He indicated that aside from his two beautiful children.... "my last 46 years have been a total waste of time." I wrote him a letter - hoping we might be able to correspond, but I never heard back from him. The address he inserted in his comments was: "Robert R. Robertson, 4100 N.W. Ln Apt #69, Gainsville, FL 32606." I later learned, as you did, that he had passed away. Regrettable.. -Jim Jensen ('50) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Missy Keeney ('59) The Radiations still have some available slots for singing Valentines on Friday and Saturday. Also, I screwed up and, let me tell you, I heard it from the rest of the quartet!! The cost is $40, not $50 and includes a silk rose and some chocolate! And we are adorable and wonderful and will make your Sweetie feel special!! To: Fred Schafer ('63) "We hope you will forgive us. We've all bet you won't outlive us. It won't take long to be yer friend fer life!" Happy Birthday from "The Radiations" -Missy Keeney ('59) ~ Richland, WA ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) To: Pete Overdahl ('60) It was not my intent when I started the ongoing luncheon for Puget Sound Area Bombers to have Bomber luncheons all over America (hopefully ongoing luncheons will happen in other parts of the world also). Our luncheon started January 2001. We started with all women. When we decided to invite the men, Tom Hughes ('56) said the men had been waiting for an invite. My continuous announcements when the luncheons were going to be in the Sandstorm caused other Bombers to email me wanting to set up Luncheons. From there Spokane, Wenatchee and now Puget Sound area (north and south) luncheons are on going. There are about three or four luncheons in Richland that have been going on for quite a while Only one of those was announced in the Sandstorm, which is the class of '60's luncheons, if my memory serves me correctly. The Richland luncheons began to make announcements after my announcements were on going. Thanks to many Bombers we now have on going (or once in a while) luncheons in Portland, Tucson, Phoenix, San Diego, Sacramento, Chicago, New Orleans, Bakersfield and others are looking into doing it. I have supported many of these luncheon beginnings by helping the host or hostess through email. What the Bomber thought couldn't happen in their area became their joy. Commitment, time, date and place always works. Sadly, Richland doesn't have an ongoing ALL Bombers LUNCHEON. So Pete would you like to be the one who sets up an All Bomber Monthly Luncheon in Richland? I know many of the Bombers from the West Side of Washington would be glad to help you kick off the luncheons as they know how much fun it is. Right group? The work is nothing to the fun that happens. I would be glad to support you. If you go into the website you will see the names of all the Bombers who have started and are keeping the luncheons going. I know they have all been thanked endlessly as I have for their on going commitment. Pictures and entries about the happenings of some luncheons have not been appearing in the Sandstorm. Please, please do... I hear Bombers all the time saying how much they enjoy the pictures/reports. Plus it gives another opportunity for Bombers all everywhere to find each other. Bombers Have Fun -Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) ~ Browns Point, WA - The sun is shining. Maybe we are going to have an early Spring... Spring Bulbs are already peeking out. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Denny Johnson ('62WB) Just visiting with my "little" brother who is here from Richland for a couple of days. As we sat in one of the dens of iniquity here, eating dinner, I realized that everyone of my siblings graduated from Col-Hi. Rita ('64), Steve ('66), and the baby, Jeffrey ('76, I think?). The family had moved to Clarkston in '57, just before I was to start at Carmichael Jr. Hi... then, while I was off to school/ military, they moved back to Richland, and lived there for 30 years or so. Mom passed a few years ago after battling cancer for long time, and Dad is living with Rita and her family in Santa Cruz, CA. My grade school days in Richland are full of strong memories of a town unbounded by crime or individuals lurking in dark alleys - we kids were free to roam with minimal restrictions. We lived over on Thompson, and there was a large contingent of Jason Lee companions. My recall suffers with time, but I remember many of the neighborhood kids. We would ride our bikes out to that old irrigation half-pipe that went behind the old riding academy - take our BB guns and have wars or just shoot at groundhogs, or whatever those critters were that abounded in the pastures behind that big old barn. Recall being stung numerous times by those itty bitty scorpions, drinking the leaking runoff water from the pipe. Given all the environmental hazards we indulged in ("polio" water, riding behind the DDT jeeps, questionable emissions from Hanford, etc.), it's a wonder we're not all pushin' up daisies. Mike Ledingham ('62), Greg Boyd ('63), Mike Barton, Rudy Mansfield (RIP), sheesh.. thought I'd remember more of us. The Tew brothers were the local Einsteins, and the Jackys had kids for any age group you needed. Walked to school past Dwight Burke's ('62) house - his yard had the biggest trees in town. Gary Schindler lived right across the street, and I got in a ton of trouble for busting out the taillight lens in his dad's Studebaker with a rock. After school, sometimes we'd walk down to Richie Court - Ron Wallace (9'62), Fred Lynch ('62 - his front yard was filled with an old horse-drawn fire engine), and Dick "Buzz" Boiseneau ('61) lived there. There was a bully around that time... I do know his name, but in deference to Maren's excising skills, I'll not divulge - for those of you who endured his relentless physical abuse, I'm sure you know who I mean. Best part of that guy was when Conrad Hansen ('60 - Connie's ('64) brother) gave him the thrashing of his life... he seldom bothered us again. Well, once again, I've allowed my keyboard to run on ad nauseum... Thank you all for your continued contributions. Although I thoroughly enjoyed my years in Clarkston, I get jealous when I read what I missed in the Tri-Cities.... Your high school and all the classes have to be unique in the US... I'd find it hard to believe that there is another group of high school alums that have the wide- ranging camaraderie and communication that y'all do. -Denny Johnson ('62WB) ~ Las Vegas - where "what goes on here, stays here" (unless you're a Hollywood luminary) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: John Campbell ('63) Re: Captain Midnight I remember Captain Midnight, but I didn't think Ichabod Mudd was played by Morey Amsterdam - best known for Dick VanDyke show. For all you pre-Trekkies the following is from "Jet Jackson at first was syndicated in markets that the network didn't cover, but it was the 'Jet Jackson' version that continued in syndication into the late fifties and early sixties. Few prints of the 'Captain Midnite' show exist anymore. The show's sponsor, Ovaltine, owned the character and that version of the show - it is believed they destroyed the originals. Richard Webb starred as Midnite/Jackson and comic Sid Melton co-starred as his bumbling assistant Ichabod Mudd with Olan Soule as Tut (Aristotle Jones), the oddball scientist of the Secret Squadron/Flying Commandos. Odd that Ovaltine didn't require the show's supporting characters to change their names. The television series was based on a long running radio serial. 'Captain Midnite' originally ran on Saturday mornings starting in 1954, but the show proved to be popular with adults and was moved to Monday nights for a short time. The original series network run ended in May, 1956, with reruns as 'Jet Jackson' continuing until the mid-sixties." -John Campbell ('63) ~ in sunny Seattle where my HOG beckons from the garage. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Leoma Coles ('63) Hope you had a very Happy Birthday Fred Schafer ('63). Ann is a lucky woman, and here's to many more!! -Leoma Coles ('63) ~ Salem, OR - where it too was sunny today! *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/14/04 ~ VALENTINE'S DAY ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 13 Bombers and 1 Bomber Death Notice today: Bill Hightower ('49), Mike Clowes ('54) Marla Lowman ('55), George Swan ('59) Walt Bailey ('60), Freddie Schafer ('63) Carol Converse ('64), Linda Reining ('64) Lloyd Swain ('66), Don Andrews ('67) Connie Leyson ('69), Marlene Hawk ('71) Molly Hinkle ('79) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* TODAY'S BOMBER LUNCH: Portland/Vancouver Lunch BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dore Tyler ('53) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bill Roe ('59) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Val Ghirado Driver ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Diane Carpenter Kipp ('72) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Clarence Fulcher ('51) and Gloria Adams Fulcher ('54) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Bill Hightower ('49) To: Roberta Hill Karcher ('49) Lunch at the Flamingo Road Runner at noon the 27th will be great. Shannon Craig Gross ('50) and I will arrive in LV the 24th, do a little gambling, sight seeing and enjoying the warm weather. The 27th is Shannon`s birthday also. I will be traveling in my motor home leaving Austin, TX about the 15th. Stopping in Decatur, TX to visit friends then on to the Arizona desert to visit my daughter who is teaching a class. (something about goards?) Then on up to LV about the 23rd or 24th Looking forward to seeing you and any other Bombers that can make it. -Bill Hightower ('49) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) Re: Capt. Midnite Don't remember exactly when he started, but he was on radio in the 40's and also in his own comic book about the same time. To: Clarence Fulcher ('51) and Gloria Adams Fulcher ('54) Do you realizer there are still a very few non-believers who said it wouldn't last? That starting married life in a trailer in North Richland would be your undoing? Well, you sure proved the nay-sayers wrong. Happy Anniversary To: Dore Tyler, Jr. ('53) Hate to remind you, buddy, but you is still older than me; Happy Birthday. And a nice Valentine for Maren, thanks for all the work. Bomber Cheers, -Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) ~ still moving in Albany, OR where sunshine has given way to clouds ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Gloria Adams Fulcher ('54) Re: Bill Winslow God came down and led Bill Home this morning, Feb.13, 2004. If you'd like to send Leah a card send me an email and I'll give you the address.. or ask Maren. -Gloria Adams Fulcher ('54) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Marla Lowman Kenitzer ('55) Re: Sacramento Area Bomber Lunch All Bomber Lunches website We had a really nice turn out for our Sacramento Luncheon. There were 20 of us and a few new faces since last time. We missed the Richardsons, Sindersons and Dolores Ely, but hope to see them next time around. Our group of alumni from 1947 to 1960, included: Jim ('53) and Edna (spouse) McKeown, Gordon Weir ('47), Phil ('54) & Patti (spouse) Gant, Edith Fairweather ('55), Pete ('55) & Jenine (spouse) Hollick, Ken Ely ('49), Harold Kenitzer ('54) and Marla Lowman Kenitzer ('55), Janice Berg Slocum ('55), Sandy Finney Harvego ('60), Deanna Case Ackerman ('55), Dorothy Hickey Fisher ('51), Dorothy Cameron Powell ('55), Pat Finney Risser ('56), Ann Clancy Andrews ('50), Sue Bridges Olsen ('55), and Lorrainne "Rainy" Powell Earp-Tanner ('52WB), I think everyone had a good time - we will do this again in about three months. I have inside info that we will have new faces next time from as far away as Oregon. Maybe when everyone hears about the fun we have some of the others in the area will join us. Hope so!! -Marla Lowman Kenitzer ('55) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: George Swan ('59) Re: Memory Spikes Since my sister, Marilyn ('63) and Maren took pity on a computer illiterate bumpkin and got me signed up for my subscription to Sandstorm a couple of months ago, I have been mostly content just to read and enjoy the memory jogs. In my memory flat line a couple of spikes occurred that I want to throw out. Re: Ron Monk ('57) To those of you who wrote in about Ron a while back and may have read what I sent, I want to add that "Ronnie," as I knew him when we were growing up, did not and as far as I know ever learn to read music. He could listen to a song on the radio and the next thing you knew, he was banging it out on the piano. Re: Muscles (Sonny) When I was a kid I ran into Sonny everywhere, usually on his bike returning my wave and calling back, "Hey Hey!" A fond memory of Sonny for me was dusted off as a result of all the discussion about him. Do you remember the evening softball games in the late '40s and early and mid-'50s that were played under lights on the field below the Community House? One night, I was there watching a game and Sonny came over and you guessed it -- He flexed his arm for me and offered his usual greeting, "Hey Hey!" Next he showed me that he had, as he put it, "a whole dollar!" In typical Sonny fashion he wanted to buy me a coke. I said, "No, you save that to put gas in your bicycle and I'll buy you a coke." He got a good laugh out of that. We sat together for a while sipping cokes and watching a women's softball game. A lady named "Richey" was the only player I can remember from those days because she pitched and could really burn it in there. But, Sonny was never one to stay still for long and he went off to greet the rest of the world and left me with this memory. -George Swan ('59) ~ beautiful downtown Burbank (Washington State) where my Yellow Lab, "Darby" and I fidget and wait impatiently for the next hunting season to begin. Until then, we pass the time feeding the birds and squirrels and strolling the habitat areas. Ah, retirement, I highly recommend it. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [George -- I've never seen her play, but from what you say, you were watching Marilyn Richey ('53) pitch. -Maren] ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Walt Bailey ('60) Good morning from the east side. Happy V-Day everybody. -Walt Bailey ('60) ~ Stafford, VA ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Freddie Schafer ('63) Thank you all once again for the cards and calls. They have been a tremendous help to us. Happy Valentines to all you lovely Bomber Ladies. A special Valentines to Ann my favorite Valentine for 40 years. The last couple of weeks have been hard and you, Ann, have been my rock as always. Thank you. Thank you. -Freddie Schafer ('63) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Carol Converse Maurer ('64) Re: Bomber Lunches I, for one, really look forward to seeing pictures of those who have attended the Bomber lunches. I'm too far away to attend any of the ones in Northern CA, even though that's where I live. I'm 6 1/2 hours from Sacramento and 5 or so from the Bay Area. So, please, do send in pictures of your lunches. from one who would love to be able to go to them, -Carol Converse Maurer ('64) ~ Eureka, CA - where it's suppose to start raining again after 4 days of very nice weather. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Linda Reining ('64) To: Pete Overdahl('60) Re: Bomber luncheons I am one of those that Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) helped with setting up a luncheon---wasn't sure how many would come, since I hadn't heard of any other Bombers in the Bakersfield area, but since we are "only" 82 miles from the L.A. area, I thought I would give it a try. Well, we have another Bomber living here, Richard Greenhalgh ('59) and Rex Hunt ('53WB) lives in Hanford, CA, which is about 65 miles North of here, so between those two, their wives, and me, we have a grand total of FIVE Bombers who get together on a regular basis, every 2-3 months, meet at Coco's on Rosedale Highway, have fun, reminisce about growing up in Richland and going to the BEST high school EVER! We have had a few come from Southern CA, but not on a regular basis, so the 5 of us continue to meet, eat, greet and have fun. Try it, you just might find that you like it. If it had not been for all of Patti's encouragement, I would have never continued trying to do this; Maren was also helpful with letting me know about Richard living here, and Rex living in a neighboring town. -Linda Reining ('64) ~ Bakersfield, CA - we have been having some unusually warm days for February, but the weatherman is promising colder temperatures are going to return... I'm keeping fingers crossed, we still need more rain. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Lloyd Swain ('66) I just wanted to write and invite all of you to our movie premiere at the Uptown Theater on February 19th at 7pm. THE PROMISE, written and produced by Mike Charboneau and shot by me will open on that date. Other showings will be at the Battelle Auditorium and on Charter Communications. This movie is a family film about a little girl who loses her father in a traffic accident. Before he passes he promises to take her to the Seattle Aquarium to see the seals. Not understanding death, the little girl takes off on her own adventure to meet her father at the aquarium and meets a cadre of different and interesting folks who help her. Film is for all and is our first feature effort. We are proud of it and all of the local actors and businesses that helped us. Again, you are all invited. Tickets are 5 dollars and available at the Battelle ARTS place. If you can, please join us. -Lloyd Swain ('66) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Don Andrews ('67) The recent entries reliving the days of old when "Dodge Ball" should have been a Letter Sport must have been a sign. In today's Oregonian (newspaper) sports section there is an article about a group that organized an adult "kick ball" league in Portland a few years ago are starting a CO-ed 21 & over "Dodge Ball" league. They will play at McMenamins (brew Pub) Kennedy School Gym. One comment in the paper ask 2 questions: What kind of loser would want to play adult "Dodge Ball"? and Where do I sign up? There is still hope for the young at heart to visit the past, if you dare. Dodge Ball Cheers -Don Andrews ('67) ~ Ridgefield, WA - After 5 days of sunshine the rains are returning just when I got my Golf clubs cleaned up. Still some small glaciers left over in the Vancouver Mall parking lot, 6 weeks since last snow ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Connie Leyson Yesberger ('69) I was a guest on the Uncle Jimmy show too... my Mom and Debbie Thompson's ('69) mom took us. It was fun, except for the part when Uncle Jimmy asked me how old I was (we were really little) and, why we do the things we do I'll never know, but I boldly piped up "I'm 12". So, that may have pretty much sealed my fate as to my Mom trusting me in the public eye. Too bad, wasn't "Starlit Stairway" the stuff that dreams were made of? Ha. -Connie Leyson Yesberger ('69) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Marlene Hawk ('71) Re: Old record albums Within the past month or so, someone wrote in about old record albums... Do you know how to find out their values? We cleaned out a basement for an older gentleman in our community and he gave us several boxes of old albums. We are trying to find out if any of them are worth anything or if we should just give them to the local thrift store. Thanks, -Marlene G. Hawk ('71) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Molly Hinkle Millbauer ('79) Re: My Uncle John Campbell ('63) Don't ANYONE challenge my Uncle John in trivia. He is the KING! -Molly Hinkle Millbauer ('79) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* Death Notice >>Bill Winslow ('51) ~ 1933 - 2/13/04 *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/15/04 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Roberta Hill ('49), Dave Rhodes ('52WB) Gloria Adams ('54), Gary Behymer ('64) Larry Crouch ('71) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* BOMBER LUNCHES 'n stuff (in order of appearance) 02/16 1940's Ladies & Spouses Lunch 02/20 Girls of '54 Lunch BOMBER CALENDAR: Richland Bombers Calendar Click the event you want to know more about. ************************************************* ************************************************* >>From: Roberta Hill Karcher ('49) To: Las Vegas lunch bunch Bill Hightower ('49) and Shannon Craig ('50) will be in town and asked if we could have lunch on the 27th of February. It's a Friday so I'm not sure how many of you can make it. E-mail me or call 702-233-0480 -Roberta Hill Karcher ('49) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Dave Rhodes ('52WB) Are there any North Richlandites out there any where? I was a resident there from June of '48 until June of '50. It would be nice to hear from any of you who are still around. I know there are a few because I run into some of them when I am in the Tri-Cities. I don't remember many names because I have been gone too long. I do remember the good times we had out there, We had a theater and a Teen club and a pretty good sized shopping area. I also remember that we had a lot of sand blowing everywhere. My poor Mom had to dust about a dozen times a day. I also remember the laundry buildings and the community bathrooms and showers. Re: Captain Midnight I sure do remember the radio show and the comic books. At one time I even had a Capt midnight secret decoder ring. Remember those? -Dave Rhodes ('52WB) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Gloria Adams Fulcher ('54) Re: Bill Winslow ('51RIP) There will be a "Celebration of the Life of Bill" next Saturday, February 21st. at 3:00 P.M. at Poulsbo RV on Highway 99 in Everett, WA. -Gloria Adams Fulcher ('54) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Gary Behymer ('64) To: Marlene Hawk ('71) Re: Old record albums CONDITION...CONDITION...CONDITION (;-) ...are good! ...may be addictive? ...bring comfort? (;-( ...take up lots of space! ...may be worthless... are big $! There are many web sites devoted to: HOW AND WHERE TO SELL OLD PHONOGRAPH RECORDS... Purchase a copy of 'Goldmine' Records and Prices'... Check out the prices on eBay... The site has more than 19 million CDs, LPs & 45s listed....Take a peek to see if any of your friends records are listed. In many cases, the value of YOUR record is about 1/3 of the average price someone else is trying to sell. CONDITION, CONDITION, CONDITION is important! MANY other factors enter the picture. Collectors are nearly all crazy to some extent. I've paid 50 cents each to over $____...can't tell you because my wife may read this! I've sold albums all over the world including some 'gems' to the Experience Music Project in Seattle. CONDITION...CONDITION...CONDITION I attend the Don Roger's Canby Oregon Record show each April to keep abreast of Pacific Northwest Prices...and do a bit of buying and selling. There are MANY record shows all over the country...take one in... You did not mention what kind of records these were? There are collectors of most ANY kind...but the price paid may be disappointing to unbelievable. Go for it! CONDITION...CONDITION...CONDITION -Behymer from downtown Colfax...with 7 to 8000 LPs... P.S. Rockin' the Buyers-Sellers Reference Book & definitive Price Guide for LPs, 45s & 78s! ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Larry Crouch ('71) Just got back from visit to Richland... pretty cool... not much has changed... went to Spudnut Shop... mmmm good. Neighbor kids still cut across our yard... jeeze 30 years later and still same stuff out of teenagers, but my buddies started it. Zips was pretty lame now compared to the good old days. If anyone is interested in great car, my dad has had to stop driving and has a '99 Buick Regal ultra clean 35K miles for sale let me know. T:o Marlene Hawk ('71) Re: old albums EVERYTHING OLD is worth something.. it just depends on what kind of albums they are. My wife and I run small hobby antique business and if you want email me, I will try to let you know values of albums. -Larry Crouch "71" ~ Colorado - where its sunny and 55 and the Harley is warming up for a putttttt. *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/16/04 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Richard Anderson ('60), Ann Engel ('63)& Fred Schafer ('63) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* TODAY: 1940's Ladies & Spouses Lunch BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Shirley Davis Lawrence-Berrey ('56) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Esther Dawson Muir Powell ('73WB) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Richard Anderson ('60) Re: Hoops Report Tuesday, Bombers take on Kamiakin in their final regular season home game. And once again there will be that short (and oddly touching) ceremony just before the game: each senior will be given a flower to present to his parents as they are introduced to the spectators. If you have a chance, come to the game. (Besides, you can give CW Brown ('58) a "hello"; he is an assistant coach at Kamiakin.) Saturday linescore taken from TCH (Bombers had a bye Friday): ====================================================== 1 2 3 4 Bombers 15 33 58 71 Wenatchee 13 24 31 51 Bixler 11, York 21, Ben Cartmell 4, Bussman 8, Frank 14, Miller 7, Sam Cartmell 2, Stevens 0, Roberts 4, Conley 2 ====================================================== Two games remain in the regular season for most teams (Tuesday and Friday): Davis 18-0 @Pasco, Wa-Hi Richland 14-4 Kamiakin, @Eastmont Pasco 14-4 Davis, Kennewick Walla Walla 13-5 Moses Lake, @Davis Eisenhower 10-8 Eastmont, @Moses Lake Moses Lake 8-10 @Wa-Hi, Eisenhower Southridge 8-11 Kennewick, bye Kamiakin 7-11 @Bombers, Wenatchee Kennewick 4-14 @Southridge, @Pasco Wenatchee 3-16 bye, @Kamiakin Eastmont 1-17 @Eisenhower, Bombers The first five teams have clinched district playoff berths. The remaining berth goes to one of the three middle teams (bold prediction: Southridge). ====================================================== -Richard Anderson ('60) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Ann Engel Schafer ('63) and Fred Schafer ('63) Re: Portland/Vancouver Lunch All Bomber Lunches website February 14, 2004 Valentine Bomber luncheon was held at the Columbia River Doubletree at Janzen Beach. We had a good time as always with a few surprise guests. Bob Carlson (AKA) and John and Merilee Zimmer showed up. Those in attendance: John Zimmer ('66) and wife, Merilee; Alan Porter ('67) Ann Engel Schafer ('63) and Fred Schafer ('63); Ron Holeman ('56) and Leslie Swanson Holeman ('59): Lola Heidlebaugh Bowen ('60); Jo Heidlebaugh ('74); Mary Heidlebaugh (Bomber Mom); and Bob Carlson aka Mike Clowes (54). -Fred Schafer ('63) and Ann Engel Schafer ('63) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/17/04 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff and ME (taking up space): Marlene Hawk ('71), Dwayne Bussman ('98) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Curt Donahue ('53) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Marlene Hawk ('71) Re: Old Albums Thanks to Dennis and Larry. Marlene G Hawk ('71) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Dwayne Bussman ('98) Re: Hoops Report I have had a lot of chats with Richard Anderson ('60) at Safeway, which is where I work, about the hoops season. My cousin is Tim Bussman ('04). I agree that Southridge looks good for that last spot. I also just talked to Sean Brooks' mother tonight, if you don't know, Sean broke his foot at a practice and has been out for a few weeks. She told me that he went to the doctor today and the doctor told them that his foot still hasn't completely healed and he has to go back in two weeks to get it re-checked. So, looking at the calender, two weeks from today is March 1st. March 2nd, 5th and 6th is Regionals. So, I am thinking he is not going to be playing the rest of this season. So, what we hope for is Pasco losing tonight to Davis and Richland winning their last two games so that they wouldn't have to play Pasco on Saturday for the tie-breaker for second place. -Dwayne Bussman ('98) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Maren Smyth ('63 & '64) What's this?? THREE Bombers yesterday (2 of those were married and the third was a Hoops Report)... and then only TWO entries today??? Y'all force me to add my two cents. Maybe there's something wrong with the new email software I'm using and your entries aren't getting through?? I've been trying to upgrade my email software since 1998!!! New email software is Mozilla's FREE Thunderbird0.5. I gotta tell you, I'm VERY impressed with Thunderbird. It did something I have not been able to do with any other piece of email software including Netscape, Outlook Express; and Outlook. Thunderbird imported my HUGE (over 7000 records) address book WITHOUT A HITCH. Upgraded my browser from Netscape 4.06 to Mozilla 1.6 I've still got Internet Explorer running, but I love this newest Mozilla browser because YOU CAN BLOCK APUs (Annoying Pop Ups)!!!!!!!!! And while I'm talking about software that I recommend: NoteTabLight. Download the FREE software at: This is replacement software for Microsoft's NotePad and you want it!! Does WAY more than NotePad. In fact, I'm using it right now to type this entry...NoteTabLight won't use nearly the resources that word processing programs use. Re: SunWorshiper's Annual Precipitation STATS Las Vegas: 4" Richland: 8" Phoenix: 8" Chelan: 10" Portland: 36" Seattle: 38" New Orleans: 61" Juneau: 102" Ketchikan: 162" Looks like ALL of the precipitation for this area is falling right now... wet snow... and it better stop soon, too, because I want to drive down to Richland to catch Brad Upton's ('74) act Friday night. Need some of our famous DRY WEATHER for the next several days... get me some BARE roads!! To: The '64 in '04 Reunion Planning Committee When is our next Planning meeting??? Bomber cheers, Maren Smyth, classes of '63 and '64 *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/18/04 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 16 Bombers and 1 NAB sent stuff: Claris Van Dusen ('48), Dick Roberts ('49) Ann Clancy ('50), Jim Jensen ('50) Marilynn Working ('54), Gary May ('58WB) Richard Anderson ('60), Nadine Smith ('61) Gail Cyphers ('62), Helen Cross ('62) Julia Alexander ('65), Bill Wingfield ('67) Mike Howell ('68WB), Sheila Davis ('71) Peggy Hartnett ('72), Dwayne Bussman ('98) Don Sorensen, aka H E W ******************************************************* ******************************************************* BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Charlie Bigelow ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rich Greenhalgh ('59WB) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Claris Van Dusen Troutman ('48) To: Curt Donahue ('53) Happy Birthday, Curt!! Best wishes from Bud and me (in case you don't get a note from him -- or a special e-card). Hope your special day is fun and cheery! Special Bomber Cheers to you --- -Claris Van Dusen Troutman ('48) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Richard "Dick" Roberts ('49) To: Maren ('63/'64) I never did like Thunderbird, it always gave me a headache. I prefer one of our good local California wines. We've got a bunch of them here in San Luis Obispo County. Come on down and do a tasting tour. -Richard "Dick" Roberts ('49) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Ann Clancy Andrews ('50) Re: Sacramento Area Bomber Lunch All Bomber Lunches website Just want to add some more pictures taken at lunch. Sorry I can't match up all the names with the pictures yet. I got there late due to traffic construction delays and did not get a chance to meet everyone. Will try to do better next time. But you know who you are!! -Ann Clancy Andrews ('50) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jim Jensen ('50) Re: Kim Edgar Leeming ('79) entry of 1/14/04 Kim referred to some Richland High School links which I downloaded and have enjoyed immensely. The photo and 1949 Columbian sketch "RHS 1914-1944" jarred my memory. RHS - pictures -- Thru the Years (1911 to 1996) I remember attending a dance in that building during Frontier Days - perhaps in 1949. If memory serves the American Legion either owned or rented the building. Does anyone know what else the place was used for over the years and when it was torn down? George Swan ('59) and Maren Smyth ('63 and '64) mentioned, in the 2/14/04 Sandstorm, that a Richey (probably Marilyn ('53) was observed pitching in an impressive way at the "old" Columbia (?) softball park. I watched a smiling, dimpled, Marilyn on a number of occasions when she was regarded as a young girl with a good fast ball and great potential. Marilyn did better than live up to expectations. Marilyn's big brother, Don ('47RIP), in addition to his other athletic talents, was an outfield fixture for the American Legion team of the Classic League. -Jim Jensen ('50) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Marilynn Working Highstreet ('54) Just want to wish Charlie Bigelow a HAPPY BIRTHDAY today, the 18th. Not sure if your computer is up, Charlie, but hope you have a great day. Some of our '54 classmates have the pleasure of having dinner together on a Friday night, with spouses and Charlie was there with his wife, Shirley, last Friday. Another great friend and classmate will have a birthday on Friday, the 20th... I'll tell you then who it is!!! -Marilynn Working Highstreet ('54) ~ Kennewick - where it is still raining, but should subside tonight. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Gary May ('58WB) Re: Looking for.... Paul Ratsch ('58) and Butch (Harry) Woods ('58). If you see this please contact me. Paul, your e-mail doesn't seem to be working for me and I am simply trying to contact Butch. Thanks. -Gary May ('58WB) - Tacoma - where it seems to want to remain wet for a while ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Richard Anderson ('60) Re: Hoops Report Bombers 66 - Kamiakin 36. The less said about this dog the better. A ways into the first quarter the Kamiakins were ahead 6-2. A fourteen to zip run took care of that little problem -- it ended up 22-4 going into the quarter break -- and it was all over except for toting up the final stats. How bad did it get? Bad enough for poor Jared Feaster to hear the dreaded chant, "air-ball! air-ball!!" ..... from his own team-mates! (Jared took a bit of a desperate shot with time running out in the game in an attempt to "get in da book" -- didn't go in -- nobody cared.) ====================================================== 1 2 3 4 Kamiakin 10 16 21 36 Bombers 24 34 54 66 Bixler 4, York 13, Ben Cartmell 2, Bussman 16, Frank 11, Miller 6, Sam Cartmell 6, Roberts 6, Stevens 0, Conley 2, Feaster 0 ====================================================== The weasels from Davis didn't put up much of a fight over in Pasco: Pascoes 62 - Weasels 57. This means that it is very likely that Bombers will be in a playoff game for 2nd/3rd this coming Saturday on a neutral court (Kamiakin or Southridge probably). Pasco finishes at home to mighty Kennewick while Bombers end on the road to the even mightier Eastmonts. [Thanks to Gregor Hanson ('65) who called the Bomber AD Dan Chubb to find out what would happen in the event of a tie and let us know.] One game remains on Friday in the regular season except for Southridge: Davis 18-1 Wa-Hi Richland 15-4 @Eastmont Pasco 15-4 Kennewick Walla Walla 14-5 @Davis Eisenhower 11-8 @Moses Lake Southridge 9-11 Moses Lake 8-11 Eisenhower Kamiakin 7-12 Wenatchee Kennewick 4-15 @Pasco Wenatchee 3-16 @Kamiakin Eastmont 1-18 Bombers ====================================================== -Richard Anderson ('60) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Nadine Smith Heusser ('60) Since you aren't currently inundated with entries, I thought it a good time to mail my request for address, where you can currently receive subscription support. And suggested donation--are enough of us in this that $20 is a good annual amount, or would $30 be more like it? -Nadine Smith Heusser ('60) ~ Salem, OR - where we had SUN the day before yesterday! ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Gail Cyphers ('62) As retribution for Maren's well deserved comments about never writing to Sandstorm I offer the following: While at Meadow Muffins, in downtown Colorado Springs over several green beers on Saint Patricks Day last, my nuclear friends and me set too discussing the true meaning of SCRAMing a reactor. I recklessly assumed that SCRAM meant to "get the hell out" or other such self-fulfilling descriptions. That turns out not be true. The truth is that SCRAM stands for Safety Control Rod Axe Man. In the early days of reactors, the reactor control rods used to regulate the rate of reaction were tied to a cable and suspended over the reactor "pile". The reaction rate was manually controlled through the raising and lowering of the control rods with block and tackle type of arrangement. The suspension cable, in turn, was tied to a post outside the reactor core, which was attended by a guy with an AXE. If the core went "critical" the axe man was to grab the axe and cut the cable. The control rods and the entire assembly would then descend to the center of the core and terminate the reaction. Hence the Axe Man portion of the Safety Control Rod and therefore SCRAM. Keeping in mind the influence of Meadow Muffins and Saint Patricks Day, this safety operation seems less technically driven than I imagined as I grew up in Richland (Its worth noting that before taking the job the prospective Axe Man should know if he is the first guy out of the building, or the last after SCRAMing the reactor). As a recovering geek from the day I was born, I was always proud that I was from a hi-tech town like Richland. This no longer seems to be the case. Any takers on this? -Gail Cyphers ('62) ~ Colorado Springs, CO. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) Greetings from sunny, if cold West Harrison, Indiana. We've had several days of sunshine and no snow, but it's still cold enough. I hope to be coming out to Washington in mid April and hope I can finally make it to a Bomber lunch!! I finally mailed my check to Maren to bring me up to date for this wonderful daily newsletter that I read every day if I can. Just a gentle reminder to any other Bombers who might like me, put things off. -Helen Cross Kirk ('62) ~ West Harrison, Indiana overlooking the little frozen lake in the sunshine. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Julia Alexander ('65) Re: Mozilla browser I love my Mozilla! I run it with "red hat" and have had "zero" trouble with viruses and worms. You tell them, Maren. It is good stuff. Re: Precipitation STATS My feelings are hurt that you forgot Forks, WA..... 130" and we do "worship" the sun. When it comes out.... you drop whatever you are doing (except changing the grandchildren's diapers) and go outside and stand and soak it up. That was the first thing I learned after moving here. -Julia Alexander ('65) ~ In Forks, WA - where we are planning the next annual "Rain Fest". It is raining and the waves topped out at about 20+ feet today! ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Bill Wingfield ('67) To: Maren Smyth ('63 & '64) Just a little note to tell you I'm here, and a test for your email, as well as a note to tell you how much I appreciate what you do. How about adding Augusta, GA to your precipitation report. -Bill Wingfield (BRC of '67) ~ Augusta, GA - where it is another rainy day. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Didn't know the annual precipitation for Augusta. -Maren] ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Mike Howell ('68WB) Maren; I want to thank you for the tip on "NoteTabLight". I just downloaded it and am about to try it. I have been using Office 2000 for a long time and it takes a lot of memory to run it. -Mike Howell ('68WB) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Sheila Davis Galloway ('71) Thanks to Richard Anderson ('60) for all his coverage of the Bomber Hoops. Tonight was the last home game and the Bombers beat the Kamiakin Braves. But what many of you missed was the half time entertainment. A special fund raiser was held where you paid a dollar at a chance to win a liter of pop. All you had to do was make a three point shot. Well our very own Keith "JUMBO" Davis ('82) went out, holding Zak Davis ('17) and made the shot with one hand. Unbelievable but he still has the touch. The clutch shot was when a member of the audience bet JUMBO all he could eat at Tony Roma's that he couldn't make a basket from half court. Those that know JUMBO know he would never give up a chance at free food. So he took the bet and made the shot. Jumbo, you have made all of us proud to call you a Bomber... maybe you could get a job as one of the coaches?? Love ya... -Sheila Davis Galloway ('71) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Peggy Hartnett ('72) Maren: I thought Bisbee was always on your radar and it didn't make your precip list? Did we fall out of favor? Say it isn't so! -Peggy Hartnett ('72) ~ Bisbee, AZ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Bisbee, AZ IS still on my radar. So what's the annual precipitation in Bisbee? -Maren] ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Dwayne Bussman ('98) Re: Richland Hoops Richard Anderson ('60) will have the hoops report on the Richland game I'm sure, but Pasco upset Davis tonight by 5. I can't believe it. That means that unless Kennewick can pull a big upset against Pasco or Richland somehow gets beat by Eastmont on Friday, then Pasco and Richland will meet on Saturday at a neutral site for second place. We only lost to Pasco by a few when we played them at Pasco. I know we can take them down. -Dwayne Bussman ('98) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Don Sorensen, aka H E W To All, Looking thru my old pictures I found one with a Hanford Camp dentist. Kind of an Errol Flynn look to the guy. -Don Sorensen, aka H E W *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/19/04 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 8 Bombers and 1 NAB sent stuff: Millie Finch ('54), Richard Johnson ('55) Larry Mattingly ('60), Denny Johnson ('62) Anna Durbin ('69), Peggy Hartnett ('72) Mike Davis ('74), Tamara Lyons ('76) Don Sorenson aka H E W (NAB=Not A Bomber) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Joretta "Sue" Garrison Pritchett ('58) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lynn Noble Paden ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Twins: Katie and Diana Powell ('02) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Millie Finch Gregg ('54) To: Charlie Bigelow ('54) I concur with Marilynn in yesterday's Sandstorm - HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!! Yes, it is a pleasure that we get to spend time with you and Shirley and oh how well you know, we count our blessings every day that we can share time together. I am glad you are older than me though!! Cheers, -Millie Finch Gregg ('54) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Richard Johnson ('55) To: Marla Lowman Kenitzer ('55) I just had a chance to read about the Sacramento luncheon, and felt like I should catch a plane and come out to California for the next one... Seeing so many old friends. Dorothy Cameron Powell, Janice Berg Slocum reminded me of the 4th grade at Jefferson. And Edith Fairweather, Pete Hollick, Sue Bridges Olsen, Pat Finney Risser, Harold Kenitzer, of course you Marla. I think Jim McKeown lived next door to us on Judson... had a brother named Jay... it is the same family. Anyway, it would have been great fun to have been with that group, and listen to 50 years of stories. I will keep watching the Sandstorm for the next luncheon... can't promise I will be there, but it would be wonderful if I could. I wonder if Janice and Dorothy remember playing hop scotch at Jefferson... have no idea why that was so popular but it was. Please give my regards of everyone when you see them next... and if you all are ever in Texas, come visit. -Richard Johnson ('55) ~ Dripping Springs, TX 181911 - where the sun was shining and it was in the mid 70s all day (after a snow on Saturday morning). ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Larry Mattingly ('60) Well I am back from my "Spring Break". Catching up on 10 Sandstorms. One nice thing about loving your work, it makes it easy to come back to. I had pushed it a bit going down I-5 last Monday in hopes of popping in on the Sacramento Bomber lunch. But it was after 2PM when I got Sacto in sight so I kept moving South. I did get to Yuma and had a very nice visit with my roomie from many years ago, Gus Keeney ('57), and his wife Sue. They have a beautiful Southwest style home. Their builder did a flawless job. Gus saved us a long drive to Nogales by taking us to Mexico about 25 miles from his house. My friend Jackie saved about 80% on her asthma meds, and they were made right here in the USA. Our pyro convention was great. My other excuse to go that far was to see a couple of my grand children. But the one in Phoenix was off to some kind of college scholarship interview and my son in Riverside got a call at the last minute and their new house up at Arrowhead was closing and they could not make it. So I consoled myself by setting fire to fuses on some great pyro effects. Friday night we set off 498,000 firecrackers in one string. I also fired and then ordered several cases of some really nice new effect shells. Re: Uncle Jimmy Sorry to hear about Uncle Jimmy. I remember watching the program sometimes. I never was on it but met Jimmy a couple of times later in life when I lived in Yakima for a short period of time. About all I can remember now is that he was a very pleasant fellow to stand and talk with for a few minutes. Re: Old Records Thanks to the notes in the Sandstorm I probably have a fair number of $ in old 33 records that I have boxes of, most in excellent condition. Now to dig them out of the bottom of the closet and list them for sale. I will never use them and they are a dead weight to store. Re: California weather Carol Converse Maurer ('64) was right about the rain in Northern CA. We left Redding Tuesday AM in high winds and hard rain. Like a fire hose against the windshield. It rained hard like that all the way to North of Eugene, OR where I turned off to Eastern OR as I had a couple of business calls to make. The drive home today from Southeast OR wasn't much better. "Happiness is the sky in bloom" J Larry Mattingly ('60) ~ From home - where I found I have hundreds of bulb plants up 1-2 inches. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Denny Johnson ('62) In my most recent ruminations, I neglected a good friend - Dean Hoff ('62). I recall that every time the class moved en masse from home room to the gym, or elsewhere, Dean could not help but do "air layups/set shots" at each cross-beam in the hallway. The teachers admonished him on a random basis, but finally gave up - he was just too nice a guy. Dean and I would walk to his house after school (Jason Lee), and just bang around his neighborhood - investigate cool stuff in his basement. Two other classmates (6th grade/Mr Olson) I ran into years later in the Air Force, were George Berry and Richard Trujillo. George didn't look a bit different after 8 or so years. Now that my memory banks are at full steam (or what passes these days), I'm remembering (same class), Paulette Peabody, Bob Sturgis, Bonnie Geer, Rodney Mullineaux, Joyce Jetton, and others whose full names I forget. Jason Lee was cool - it was a new school - had white and green "blackboards". I had never seen those before. Each classroom had an aquarium, replete with "exotic" fish. We used to drop pencils point down in the water just to watch them rebound. That was also our first experience with the properties of light-bending if you held an object half in the water. Drinking fountains right in the classroom... talk about high tech stuff. Anyone recall that they used to broadcast the World Series over the intercom? It was just pretty much a "free study period". Amazing town, amazing times... -Denny Johnson ('62 shoulda/coulda/woulda-been) ~ From Las Vegas, where it will be 68 here today... just like yesterday. You can tell when Spring arrives, all the "midlife crisis" tourists rent convertibles, and drive around town with their "zoomy" sunglasses and gold necklaces, and a good golf round is just $200 away. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Anna Durbin ('69) Dear Sandstormers: Richard Anderson ('60), thanks so much for the informative updates on our Bombers. On to State as we always said. To: Don Sorensen, aka H E W And Don, that picture of the dentist reminded me of so many bad times, like when I was three with an infected tooth, and the dentist made my mother leave and then slapped me to get me to settle down so he could shoot the novacaine in to pull my tooth. Great way to start with dentistry. Ugh. Why do dentists have hairy arms? (Sorry to all you manly dentists out there.) It reminded me of Little Shop of Horrors, once of my daughter's favorite films. Is the sun shining in Richland yet? -Anna Durbin ('69) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Peggy Hartnett ('72) Re: Precip Well up here in the sky islands of the great Chihuahuan desert we get anywhere from 16-18 maybe 20 inches in a "wet" year. We get most of it from 4th of July through early September, a true monsoon season and if any of you are ever going to visit that is the time, it is just incredible to watch the storms roll in from the Gulf and the Pacific, collide over head and let loose. You can watch the desert turn green almost overnight! The storms used to make it up to Phoenix but humidity from all that irrigation and pollution keep the storms on the perimeter for the most part. We have had a couple of good winter rains and a tiny bit of snow so we are all anticipating a great spring wild flower show. -Peggy Hartnett ('72) ~ Bisbee, AZ ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Mike Davis ('74) Re: Jumbo making a shot at halftime at Bomber game. Now the family has two Sandstorm legends - Jumbo and Karen!! tee bee -Mike Davis ('74) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Tamara Lyons Zirians ('76) Re: Bomber Basketball I researched on the internet to try to find a way to listen to the Bomber basketball games via web-radio but couldn't find out how to do it. Does anyone know if the district playoff games will be broadcast on the radio and if so, how one might listen to them via the internet? -Tamara Lyons Zirians ('76) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Don Sorenson aka H E W NAB Re: SCRAM MAN To: Gail Cyphers ('62) The axe man was only used on CP 1 the pile constructed under the West Stands at Chicago University. The next pile CP 2 (made from the graphite of CP 1) the control rods were withdrawn and inserted mechanically. This pile was air cooled and had better controls for the reactivity eliminating the need for the Axe Man. Incidently Homer Moulthrop, Jan ('66) and Allen's ('64) father worked in the West Stands with a small pilot plant dissolving the irradiated metal from CP 2 to study the decontamination cycles needed to separate the plutonium from the fission products. Hope this helps. -Don Sorenson aka H E W NAB *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/20/04 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 9 Bombers, 1 Colt and 1 Bomber funeral notice today: Kay Weir ('37 Colt), Bob Harman ('51) Laura Dean Kirby ('55), Barb Isakson ('58) Helen Cross ('62), Dave Hanthorn ('63) Gary Behymer ('64), David Rivers ('65) Karen Davis ('76), Jumbo Davis ('82) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* TODAY: Girls of '54 Lunch BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Glenda Gray ('66) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Kay Weir Fishback ('37 Colt) I seem to have very brittle bones... in my life I have broken my back, my leg, my leg, and then my foot - DON'T EVER BREAK YOUR FOOT. They can put steel plates in your leg and your hip... and my back just healed by itself but your foot is so full of little tiny bones they just have to grow together somehow. END OF SAD STORY. What might be of more interest to Bombers is the fact that my husband, Les, will be 90 years old in March which I'm sure makes him the oldest Richland Hi Basketball player around. He is still a big fan and seldom misses a game. So if you see an old guy with grey hair and a cane Say "Hi, Les." I used to never miss a game either but metal bones don't sit very well on hard seats. Happy Valentines DAY TO YOU ALL. -Kay Weir Fishback ('37 Colt) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Bob Harman ('51) To: Richard Johnson ('55) Hey Richard, Are you the Richard who lived on Howell and had a sister named Louise and a brother named Bob who went on to be a "famous" musician in NYC? -Bob Harman ('51) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Laura Dean Kirby Armstrong ('55) Re: Sacramento lunch All Bomber Lunches website I too checked out the Sacramento lunch photos and had a great flashback seeing so many '55ers in the group. Good job Marla and Ann Clancy. Wish I could have been there. Guess I'll have to wait until our 50th in '05 to see you all. Sure looks like you were having fun. And just for the record, I thought Jim McKeown's brother's name was Tom. Maybe it's a different Jim? Getting ready to return to Richland soon for my semi- annual visit and Spudnut fix. Hope the weather warms up a little. I have gotten to like the Florida sun although it has been unseasonably cool. -Laura Dean Kirby Armstrong ('55) ~ Arcadia FL ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Barb Isakson Rau ('58) To, Sue Garrison Pritchett ('58) Happy Birthday! Your friend, -Barb Isakson Rau ('58) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) Happy Birthday to "Sue" Garrison Pritchett ('58). I hope to be in Richland and buy one of those ranch house ornaments in April. -Helen Cross Kirk ('62) ~ West Harrison, IN - where the little pond is still frozen,but it's suppose to get over 50 today and tomorrow, so I imagine it will be breaking up today. I saw some daffodil bulbs pushing through in my garden yesterday, so Spring is on it's way. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Dave Hanthorn ('63) As an addendum to Richard Anderson's ('60) excellent reporting on the current Bomber Basketball Team, I thought some of you might be interested in knowing that this week's Seattle Times ranks Davis #2, Richland #8, and Pasco #9 in the state (this was before Pasco upset Davis on Tuesday night). They also rank the Bomber girls #4 and Kennewick #15 in the state. If things go okay in the district and regional play offs, it looks like another good year for Bomber Basketball on both sides of the curtain at the Tacoma Dome. Hope I can make it down there to catch a game or two. "On to State", -Dave Hanthorn (Gold Medal Class of '63) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Gary Behymer ('64) Kippy Lou Brinkman & the Starlighters -Gary Behymer ('64) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: David Rivers ('65) Re: Arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrgggggghhhhhh I missed the Powell Twins' ('02) birthday on the 19th... how did it get to be the 19th so soon? Is it Christmas yet? Girls, don't let the fact that Lyman ('65) is your dad hold you back. You can overcome anything if you just work hard! I may have missed another important birthday too. She was one a them cute younger girls that the [male] '65ers all drooled over. The ones Jimbeaux ('63) taught us to troll for... She mostly went with my bud Tony ('65) so I didn't have a chance with her. I hope her birthday is on the 20th or just like with Katie and Diana, I missed the boat again! But just in case I'm gonna wish a big ol' Bomber Happy Birthday to Ann Coffman! ('66) -David Rivers ('65) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Karen Davis Scheffer ('76) To: Mike Davis ('74) Thanks. I don't need your input. Don't put out any more soap boxes. Besides, you're the only legend of the Davis clan---least in your own mind!!!! To: Keith "Jumbo" Davis ('82) I would have given anything to of been there to see you make those shots, Bo. I miss watching you play. Getting down on defense was amongst my favorite things - but you just grabbing net was awesome, too. It was like watching "the Bear" all over again when I watched you. I was young and impressionable in the days that Steve ('72RIP) played, but older and wiser when you played. Bomber hoops - can't get any better than that. To: Brad Upton ('74) I don't drink coffee or any caffeine--and I am fine! Hope all goes well for you in Richland this weekend. I wasn't able to get tickets----no thanks to Mike. -Karen Davis Scheffer ('76) ~ Spokane - where the weather is getting better by the day; looking forward to the sun shining on a daily basis. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jumbo Davis ('82) Re: Richland vs. Pasco III This will be a classic this Saturday night. If you're one of the 5000 fans that used to come to these clashes in the '70s and '80s, it's time to get back with it. With the series tied one a piece this game will determine the number two seed and automatic bid to regionals. So, unless your name is Mike Davis('74) and you have a couch to keep warm, you should come back the Bombers........... Re: Happy Birthday I would like to wish an old high school buddy, David Eugene Keller ('82) a happy 40th birthday on the 21st. He might not be on the top of everyone's list as the greatest Bomber basketball players ever, but he was an incredible shooter. It will always be a mystery to me and everyone else that played with Dave how he got that set shot off without it being blocked. As coach Jim Castleberry ('58) would say: "He has an uncanny ability to put the ball in the hole." Gene Keller ('51), probably passed on all of his skills to his son. Gene, pass on my birthday wishes to David............. Jumbo Davis ('82) Here we go Bombers, Here we go.......... ******************************************************* ******************************************************* ******************************************************* Funeral Notice >>Jo Ann Wright Evans ('60) ~ 7/2/42 - 2/17/04 *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/21/04 Dateline: Richland ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers sent stuff today: Marilynn Working ('54), Charles Cox ('56) Marlene Maness ('57WB), Richard Anderson ('60) Roger Gress ('61), Gail Cyphers ('62) Marie Ruppert ('63) ********************************************************* ********************************************************* BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: William Lane "Bill" Johnson ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sue Shipman Rolando ('73) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gil Gilstrap ('79) ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Marilynn Working ('54) A HAPPY BIRTHDAY and special day to one of my special guys .... February 20th ..... Durward Petry ('54). Not sure if you read the Sandstorm but maybe some of your buddies will get in touch with you. -Marilynn Working Highstreet ('54) ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Charles Cox ('56) Since I told everybody about my HOLE-IN-ONE last year I might as well let you know I got another one at GEORGETOWN COUNTRY CLUB on the 17th hole with a 6 iron at about 145 yards. That is #4 for me. -Charles Cox ('56) ~ Georgetown, Tx, where the temp was almost 80 yesterday. ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Marlene Maness Mulch ('57WB) This is an interesting article from the New York Times on the Hanford Nuclear Site Cleanup: <> -Marlene Maness Mulch ('57WB) ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Richard Anderson ('60) Re: Hoops Report As was easily predicted, both Bombers and Pasco won on Friday meaning that they will play tonight at Southridge at 7:30 to determine second place (and first round bye to the district tournament). Park in back if you go over to the game. Moses Lake managed to beat Eisenhower so there will be another playoff game (at Kennewick) to determine the sixth place team. This coming Tuesday there will be two loser-out district games: Eisenhower at Wa-Hi and the winner of Moses Lake v. Southridge at the loser of Bombers v. Pasco. Final regular season standings: Davis 19-1 Richland 16-4 Pasco 16-4 Walla Walla 14-6 Eisenhower 11-9 Southridge 9-11 Moses Lake 9-11 Kamiakin 8-12 Kennewick 4-16 Wenatchee 3-17 Eastmont 1-19 -Richard Anderson ('60) ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Roger Gress ('61) Happy Birthday to Mr. Bill (AKA Lane Johnson ('61)); and many more, good friend. -Roger Gress (Classic Class of '61) ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Gail Cyphers ('62) To: Don Sorenson, aka HEW (NAB) Thanks Don, the Axe Man saga has been cleared up for good. Don, your knowledge of this historical moment puts you at the head of the Richland/Colorado Springs Nuclear Meadow Muffins and Green Beer Team (RCSNMMGBT). This also means that you get to buy at Saint Patricks Day next if you happen to be in Colorado Springs. This honor should help you plan that day. I personally like the SCRAM MAN title better than Axe Man. Seems to be more current. I received a nice note from Gary Christian ('67) who is also very familiar with Meadow Muffins in his stay at Colorado Springs many years ago. Thanks Gary for the good stories. Garys recollections of Saint Patricks Day and green beer seem clearer than mine for some reason. Must be the difference in age. Gail Cyphers ('62) ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Marie Ruppert Hartman ('63) Well, we finally did it! We bought a house in Richland after many years of pondering a move back 'home'. The house is in North Richland near to where Lance grew up. We close on the Snyder house March 12th. We will be close to our daughter's family and look forward to re-acquainting ourselves with old friends. We won't be officially moved in until late spring or early summer as Lance won't retire until the end of June. It's an exciting and scary prospect since we've been in Bremerton for the past 25 years and in this house for 24; the longest either of us has been in any one place in our lives! -Marie Ruppert Hartman ('63) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/22/04 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers, 1 Colt, and 2 Bomber funeral notices today: Kay Weir ('37 Colt), LaVerne Osterman ('51) Richard Johnson ('55), Stinsman Kids ('65 and '68) Brad Upton ('74) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* BOMBER BIRTYHDAY Today: Dan Noble ('58) BOMBER BIRTYHDAY Today: Steve Galloway ('74) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Kay Weir Fishback ('37 Colt) Re: I've missed you all I haven't been near my computor for ages. I broke my foot and I couldn't go up or down stairs for ages. I was on one floor and my computor on the other. I really want to tell you about my husband, Les ('34 Colt). I'm sure he is the last of the Basketball players from the old school and next month he will celebrate his 90th Birthday and is going strong in spite of having had major Heart surgery. He still goes to all the Bomber games so if you see an old white haired guy with a cane, wish him a happy birthday. Both his grandfathers lived to be wel; into their 90s, so I hope he will do the same. Let's hope the kids go to State this year. -Kay Weir Fishback ('37 Colt) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Laverne Osterman Newstrom ('51) Does any one remember the Technacrats (?)... printed their own money, etc. in Richland... probably before Camp Hanford. The memory came to me when I was thinking about how some teachers took time to explain things in those years... Thomas Kleckner,, Edgar Haag, Mr. W.B. Wheeler, a few more... the American History teacher, Vanetta Johnson. -Laverne Osterman Newstrom ('51) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Richard Johnson ('55) To: Bob Harman ('51) Nope, I'm not the famous musician - I knew the Bob Johnson you referred to - played in the band with him one year I think - yeah, he was extremely talented, and a nice guy. I believe his father was W.E. Johnson, at one time the project manager. Re: Jim McKeown at the Sacramento lunch All Bomber Lunches website I must have had a senior moment... I was thinking of Bill and Jay McCue (not McKeown)... who did live on Judson at one time. Oh well... it's been a long time... -Richard Johnson ('55) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Stinsman Kids Re: Robert Stinsman (Bomber Dad RIP) Our father passed away. He was born in Portland, OR in 1923 and passed away in Grants Pass, OR last week. Some in Richland may remember him as he worked for the Richland Fire Department until retirement in the mid '70s and was a boy scout leader in the '60s. We are his children: Karen Stinsman Nowitzki ('65) Bruce Stinsman ('68) Joyce Stinsman Komac ('68) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Brad Upton ('74) Re: 2/20 at the Hanford House I wanted to thank everyone who came to my shows on Friday night at the Hanford House. I hope all of you had as much fun as I did. Of course, Saturday morning's trip back to Seattle wouldn't have been complete without stopping first at the Spudnut Shop. Thanks so much. Next week: Minneapolis! -Brad Upton ('74) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Brad, Well worth the drive to Richland. Thank YOU. -Maren] ******************************************************* ******************************************************* Funeral Notice scanned from the TCHerald by Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) >>Gregory Hansen ('80) ~ 3/4/62 - 2/15/04 >>William Morrell ('48) ~ 1930 - 2/17/04 *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/23/04 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers and 1 NAB sent stuff: Millie Finch ('54), Roger L. Myers ('55) Barb Isakson ('58), Richard Anderson ('60) Vicki Schrecengost ('67), Tami Schuchart ('68) Mary Horton ('75), Don Sorenson (NAB-Not A Bomber) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Myrna Branum Willard ('57WB) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jil Lytle Smith ('82) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Jack Morrow ('52) and Pat Ackley Morrow ('53) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Millie Finch Gregg ('54) Re: Bob Johnson - Musician To: Bob Harman ('51) Hey Bob The Bob Johnson you are talking about graduated with me in '54... and yes he did play on Broadway in "CATS" for 13 years. He was at our 45th reunion and he was telling us about it. Cheers, -Millie Finch Gregg ('54) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Roger L. Myers ('55) Re: Sacramento Lunch All Bomber Lunches website I also enjoyed the pictures of the Sacramento luncheon. What a pleasure to see good friends from the class of '55. I could even pick most of them out of the pictures without the "tag line". Everybody looks great! Seeing the pictures took me back to Hi-Spot, basketball games, cheerleaders, football games, etc. Even though the next luncheon is far away (time and distance) I would love to attend and will try to work it into my schedule. Re: Doctors and Dentists When everybody was sharing information about doctors and dentists recently, I believe that one truly important person was omitted. George McDonald's ('55) mom was a fixture at Kadlec hospital as a nurse. Mrs. "Mac" brought many a Bomber into the world as she ran the Obstetrics unit. Even after she retired, she returned to help - shifting to a different "shift" so she would not interfere with the new Head Nurse. The McDonald's were always very generous with their time... taking kids to games, events, opening their home, etc. Mrs. "Mac" will always be one of my "heroes". She is now living in the Indianola area (near her son, daughter-in-law, and grandchild). I am certain that she would love to hear from some of the many people she helped. HAVE FUN! -Roger L. Myers ('55) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Barb Isakson Rau ('58) Dan Noble, class of '58 and a friend. Wish you a Happy Birthday and we're not older... just wiser! Happy Birthday. -Barb Isakson Rau ('58) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Richard Anderson ('60) Re: Hoops Report: Richland at Pasco (at Southridge) Realistically, it was a no-count game: a playoff to determine which team would be seeded second and be given a direct pass to the district semi-final next Friday, and which team would be seeded third and face a home game loser-out contest against Moses Lake [the winner of the playoff against Southridge (Moses Lake 60 - Southridge 52)] this coming Tuesday. So, what transpired? A sellout! Standing room only (until somebody said, "no more people") at Southridge (about 3,000 people or so according to the radio). And a terrific game. Unlike the last meeting of the two teams (when Bombers managed to score ZERO points in the first quarter) Bombers went out 10-2 at the 5:33 mark of the first quarter. Time out, Pasco, and things settled down (and evened out) a bit: Bombers plus six at the quarter break -- 18-12. Second quarter: a bit of a bust for Bombers. Shots didn't fall; but, defense didn't collapse: Pascoes pulled back only five of their deficit -- Bombers plus one at halftime. Problem: Joey Frank was called for his third foul at 4:43 of the quarter. Solution: Coach Streufert went up and down his available players and settled on Kyle Conley. Kyle doesn't play all that much; but, this was a game where what was needed was not points, nor finesse, but a presence in the middle -- somebody to counter the Pasco wide bodies. Kyle is a "big guy" -- well, as much of a big guy as Bombers can muster -- and he went out and did well; what could have been a catastrophe for Bombers turned into a minor inconvenience. It is difficult to over-emphasize the importance of Joey to this edition of the Bomber team. We can survive an off night (or even the complete absence) of a player such as James York: any number of our players can score bunches of points. Zach Bixler and Tim Bussman in particular can score as much as is required to pick up any slack. And Joey himself is no slouch in the scoring department. But not having him on the floor to provide an inside defensive presence and overall leadership, well, that makes things tough. Shawn Brooks may be ready to return in another week; it will take a lot of pressure off Joey when he is back in the rotation. York -- "James York" -- did his thing in the third quarter. Tossed in thirteen and allowed Bombers to go up by seven going into the fourth. And the fourth: the Pascoes would make little runs and Bombers would respond; finally it came down to whether Bombers would make their foul shots at the end: James York 1+1 at 1:42, Joey Frank 1+1 at 1:07, and Ben Cartmell 1+1 at 0:35, and it was over. Bombers 60 -- Pasco 52. The officials did well. One notable moment: York and Marc Mackay had been pushing and shoving one another around with particular vigor all game during in-bounds plays (sometimes you just can't get the fuh-bah out of the fuh-bah players) and one official finally had had enough. He collared the two of them, marched them a ways down the court, and read them the riot act. All was well after that. Bix had a great game. One moment in particular stood out: he went zooming after a loose ball across the court from the Bomber bench, wiped out a couple of spectators who were sitting in folding chairs, and crashed in a heap by the door to the gym. "Gosh, is he dead?" Nope, after a few anxious moments he rejoined the fray and all was well. Tough guys, these golfers! (Zach is a *really* good golfer -- he is going to UofW (of all places) on a golf scholarship -- you *do not* want to play him for money.) Oh, and the likely outcome of all this? Well, Wa-Hi hosts Eisenhower on Tuesday, Pasco hosts Moses Lake on Tuesday, and the (likely) winners of those two games proceed to the district semi-finals next Friday: Wa-Hi at Davis and (ah-hem) Pasco at Richland. Seems like the more things change the more things stay the same. By the way, Friday will be a two-fer: The number one seed Bomber girls start things off at 6:00pm followed by the boys at 8:00pm. ====================================================== 1 2 3 4 Bombers 18 25 45 60 Pasco 12 24 38 52 Bixler 11, York 27, Ben Cartmell 7, Bussman 9, Frank 6, Miller 0, Roberts 0, Sam Cartmell 0, Conley 0 ====================================================== I think that Bombers were listed as the "away" team because we have uglier uniforms than any other team in the Big Nine. Sigh. -Richard Anderson ('60) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Vicki Schrecengost Carney ('67) Any Bombers in the Melbourne, FL area? -Vicki Schrecengost Carney ('67) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Tami Schuchart Keller ('68) To: Marie Rupert Hartman ('63) I read your entry regarding your new home "The Snyder House" you have purchased and will be moving into in March. You said it is in North Richland and I am wondering if it is in a cul-de-sac (I can't remember the name of the street) and belonged to Alice Snyder? If so, you have bought a wonderful house full of wonderful memories of a loving family. Larry Snyder was my boyfriend my sophomore year in High School and I had the privilege of getting to know and love that whole family. Enjoy your move -Tami Schuchart Keller ('68) ~ in sunny Scottsdale, AZ where the weather is always beautiful (even when it is hot) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Mary Horton Finch ('75) Re: Uncle Jimmy I talked to my friend, Kathy Nolan Snyder at Church this morning and she appreciates everyone's prayers for her dad. She said he is not doing well at all, and that he is bored, having to lay around all the time. She said he would love to get cards and letters from people who remember him. His address is: Jim Nolan, 8117 142nd St. Ct. NW, Gig Harbor, WA 98339. So brighten Uncle Jimmy's day by sending a card; remember how watching his show always brightened our days. Re: Brad Upton ('74) My husband Ken and I got to see Brad Upton's show last night at our favorite watering hole, Tugboat Annie's, here in Olympia. It was WONDERFUL!!!! We both laughed so hard we almost fell out of our chairs. If you haven't had a chance to see one of Brad's shows, make the effort. It WILL be worth it! -Mary Horton Finch ('75) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Don Sorenson (NAB) To: All Bombers I was looking through my files again and found this photo of some man working in the 100-H Reactor. Apparently it was some kind of samarium or boron ball separating device. Look like any one's father or grandfather? I think the year is 1955. -Don Sorenson (NAB) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/24/04 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 9 Bombers, 1 Lion (with green & gold roots), 1 NAB, and 2 Bomber Funeral Notices today: Mick Mikulecky ('53), Millie Finch ('54) Richard Anderson ('60), Jeanie Hutchins ('62) Jim Armstrong (63), Gary Behymer ('64) Gary Brehm (KHS '64), Linda Reining ('64) Greg Larson ('69), Jim Barnett ('80) Don Sorensen (NAB=Not A Bomber) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Carol Converse Maurer ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Nancy Wick Hamilton ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Joan Morris Stedman ('66) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Mick Mikulecky ('53) To: Roger L. Meyers ('55) Re: Mrs. Mac Mrs. Mac helped deliver my son September, 1957. She treated my wife like she was her own daughter. What a great lady. It would be very interesting to know how many babies she helped into this world. Some more of those memories. -Mick Mikulecky ('53) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Millie Finch Gregg ('54) Re: Girls of '54 Lunch All Bomber Lunches website Last Friday, 2/20/04) we had our monthly luncheon at Granny's, and about 10 people showed up. We were surprised with a visit from one of our guys - none other than the "Lefty" Kunkle. What a jewel he is and we had many laughs with his stories, none of which you can believe!!! Also sitting with us were Burt Pierard ('59) and Maren Smyth ('63 & '64). They had come to town to see Brad Upton ('74) that evening in his comedy show. We had a great time, many many laughs and rememberences, and for those ladies who were not there, you missed out on a good time. Maren took pics, so click the link above to see how great us gals of '54 are looking these days. Thanks, Maren. Cheers, -Millie Finch Gregg ('54) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Richard Anderson ('60) Re: Hoops stuff Sunday, the coaches of the Big Nine (+Two) were polled to determine the All-Conference teams: Coach-of-the-year: Shag Williams (Davis) Players-of-the-year: Jeremy Mangum (Davis) James York (Bombers) First team: Tim Bussman (Bombers) Roby Clyde (Pasco) Mike McGee (Kennewick) Ryan Mitchell (Wa-Hi) Humberto Perez (Davis) Second team: Zane Bell (Southridge) Joey Frank (Bombers) Branden Johnson (Eisenhower) Tom Melbye (Moses Lake) Craig Mettler (Wa-Hi) Honorable Mention: Jake Davis (Southridge) Issac Goodrich (Moses Lake) Brett Gordon (Eisenhower) Jerome Houf (Pasco) Matt Larson (Kennewick) Paul Martin (Kamiakin) Bryce Pendleton (Wa-Hi) Nate Sadewasser (Eastmont) Kolby Secrist (Moses Lake) There is some question about who faces whom this Friday. Logic would dictate that Davis (#1) would face the lower remaining seed after the Tuesday loser-out games (probably Wa-Hi (#4)) and that Bombers (#2) would go against the higher remaining seed (probably Pasco (#3)). However, I have heard that it will be Davis v. higher remaining seed and Bombers v. lower remaining seed. This, of course, is an affair run by high school administrators so it's a bit surprising that anything gets done at all. Re: Not hoops stuff Well, I was over at Safeway picking up a couple of foodstuffs when I espied some kid (maybe early twenties) in a Pink Floyd "Dark Side" T-shirt. I mean this kid was not so much as a pre-conceived notion in his parents' minds when the album came out in 1973. And, being the gentleman that I am, I told the lad as much. I got the distinct impression that he had no idea what I was talking about (much less who Pink Floyd or what "Dark Side" was). Ah, youth! -Richard Anderson ('60) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jeanie Hutchins Simon ('62) Re: JoAnn Wright Evans ('60RIP) My sincere sympathy to Jo's family and friends. She will always be remembered very fondly ~ a fun, caring person with a huge heart and beautiful smile. My sister Ruthann Hutchins Jensen ('5)8 and her husband attended Jo's Memorial Service and shared that along with 400 attending were several of our Bomber friends. Loving memories live on forever in the heart ~ -Jeanie Hutchins Simon ('62) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jim Armstrong ('63) Re: Spudnuts Has anyone else noted the conversations about Spudnuts on There is a Spudnut museum in Indiana. Which Bomber is "Big Gus" on that site? George Barnett, is that you? It is someone in Yuma Arizona. Anyway is a great site and it is fun to see Richland Spudnut Shop mentioned several times. -Jim Armstrong ('63) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Gary Behymer (64) Re: Violet Druck Jones Revisited (;-) Received the following note from Rex ('49) & Alice Davis "Gary, We just got back in town and checked the mail and had a letter from Vi Jones. She says this new Vi Jones has stages of forgetfulness (don't we all) but she is still busy and active but slowing down in the memory department. She wanted to know if I remembered the Librarian at Jefferson by the mane of Margery Hann (Sp,I think) who died recently. I did not however. Vi wanted me to pass on her best to those who remember her especially her students. She is 95 and she says "I'm still on my feet". She was a good friend and colleague while we both taught Elementary Physical Education in Richland. ***** -Gary Behymer ('64) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Gary Brehm (KHS '64) Re: Brad Upton ('74) I thought there would be a lot more Bombers writing in about Brad's shows in the Tri-Cities Friday night. He did two shows to sold out crowds and it was great to see him perform again. My wife, Marsha Goslin Brehm ('65), my Father-In-Law, Bill Goslin, and I went and had a great time. Marsha and I saw Brad perform at the Silver Legacy in Reno about three years ago and we were eager to see him here. Thanks Brad, for coming "home" and for putting on a great show! -Gary Brehm (KHS '64) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Linda Reining ('64) Bakersfield had its Bomber luncheon, Sunday, February 22nd at our usual place, Coco's on Rosedale Highway. Those attending were: Rex Hunt ('53WB) and spouse, Cheryl; Richard Greenhalgh ('59) and spouse, Stella; and me, Linda Reining ('64). Seems like we just can't get any of the others who keep saying they will attend, to come on a semi- regular basis, but the 5 of us continue to meet, eat, and have fun. Rex mentioned we have Bombers living in Pismo Beach and Grover Beach areas----well, you guys/gals aren't that far away, that you can't drive over and eat with us. It only takes ya about 2 hours to make the drive---Rex and Cheryl make the drive from Hanford, CA--about an hour's drive, huh Rex? Pictures will follow----Richard is our designated photographer. We are changing the luncheons to Sundays as Saturdays are becoming too busy for some... a certain Bomber (who shall remain nameless) was very late this Sunday, but she promises to be on time from now on. Next luncheon will be in April... look for the notice in the Sandstorm. -Linda Reining ('64) ~ Bakersfield, CA - lots of rain Saturday, a few sprinkles Sunday, and more due this week. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Greg Larson ('69) I've been living in Southern Maine for the past 25 years and wondering if there are any other Bombers out this way. -Greg Larson ('69) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jim Barnett ('80) Re: SCRAM To: Gail Cyphers ('62) You're right - The Saftey Control Rod Ax Man (SCRAM) was an actual person during the Manhattan Project. I had the unique honor of being one of the students in a Nuclear Engineering class at the University of Arizona taught by the original SCRAM person back in the 1985 or 1986 time frame. Unfortunately I forgot the dear doctor's name. He was up there in age and surprisingly still teaching. I could look it up when I get back home (if anyone is interested). How he described it - he was a student at the time and was helping the program (Manhattan Project) for a little extra cash. They had him stand over the reactor and looked down in to it. He had a rope over a block and had the ax in the air. During the first experiments he was the designated person to drop the ax. He was told to drop the ax if he saw anything unusual... They'd recover and figure out later what happened. It was all new material and they proceeded rather slowly... (probably for a good reason). He saw first hand a reactor going critical and the excitement caused by it. Very interesting stories the dear doctor told..... Sometimes you wish you had a tape recorder to soak up the actual history... stuff manuals and notes just can't capture. -Jim Barnett ('80) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Don Sorensen (NAB=Not A Bomber) Re: Saint Patrick Safety To All, Looking thru some more old files and found this old GE News clipping. Don Lewis and C.E. Bollinger at 100-F. These two had passed out Saint Patrick Days safety fliers. Does any one have something like that in their collection? Would like to copy for a display at work. Thanks for your time!! -Don Sorenson (NAB) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* Funeral Notices >>Monica Lee Linehan ('83) ~ 9/23/65 - 2/15/04 >>S. Brent Joyce ('63) ~ 1945 - 2/20/04 *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/25/04 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers and 1 NAB sent stuff: Rich Greenhalgh ('59wb), Ed Quigley ('62) Jim Armstrong ('63), David Rivers ('65) Terry Hutson ('74), Don Sorensen (NAB) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* TODAY: Girls of '63 & '64 Lunch BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rochelle Seholm ('97) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Rich Greenhalgh ('59wb) Re: Bakersfield Luncheon All Bomber Lunches website Hi, Here is the group shot of our latest Bakersfield Luncheon, held on February 22nd this year. From left to right are Linda Reining ('64), Rich Greenhalgh ('59wb), Rich's wife Stella, Rex Hunt's wife Cheryl, and Rex Hunt ('53wb) himself. We were all well entertained by Rex, as usual. An enjoyable interlude rehashing the good old days! -Rich Greenhalgh ('59wb) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Ed Quigley ('62) To: Rick Anderson ('60) Hey Rick, rest easy; after teaching guitar since '70, I can almost guarantee, that the kid wearing the Pink Floyd t-shirt, probably not only know who Pink Floyd is, and is well acquainted with "Dark Side of the Moon", but probably also is familiar with "The Piper at The Gates of Dawn", "A Saucer Full of Secrets", "Atom Heart Mother", and "Meddle", some of their more obscure albums. He is probably also into The Doors, The Beatles, Led Zep and The Rolling Stones! The kids today, at least the ones that are into music, have got a lot going for them. I hope that, as the years have gone by, you've kept your ears open, because there are still a lot of good young musicians, producing a lot of good music, but you sometimes have to look for it. As always, in the arts, there is a lot of crap out there, also, being pushed by businessmen who don't care a whit about the art itself, and ready to tell the public what "good", but time will tell. . .The cream always floats to the top! -Ed Quigley ('62) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jim Armstrong ('63) I'm sorry to read of the death of Brent Joyce ('63RIP). I haven't seen him since just after graduation. I always enjoyed talking to him. I remember his spinning the tunes at the dances in the girls' gym and announcing the drags to be held at Columbia Park afterward. Wasn't he also one of our class projectionists? He was quite proud of blowing up his Family Xmas tree with a firecracker. By senior year he was the only guy to ride a bike to school. He parked it at the bottom of the hill by the swimming pool. I think so he wouldn't get razzed about it. I liked him. He was a good guy. -Jim Armstrong ('63) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: David Rivers ('65) Re: The ever lovely ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh gaaaaaaaaaaaawd... I'll never be allowed at the big kids' table again. Oh the shame... Never to join in the conversation with a well placed "you got that right" or "uh huh... you bet" even tho I am too young to comprehend the big kids' conversation about the Oly, four dotters, the Camlin, kegs of something rolling down halls and flying TVs... Now I'll have to sit with my own class in the Swings at the corner of Stevens and Van Giesen, pretending to be on a cruze to Walla Walla, Yakima or some other far away exotic place... pretending to hear our engines roaring down the two lane... I'll be stuck wondering about make-out parties and whether that tongue kissing stuff is for real... Now I'll hafta go back to referring to Jimbeaux ('63) and Number 32 on your program ('63) as "Sir"... but worst of all... I'll never be able to face the Birthday girl again... the pain is too much for me... oh what was I thinking... Maybe I should try the "Butterfly Effect"... all I can do is get down on my knees and plead for forgiveness... Pleeeeeeeeeeez Miss Nancy ('65) Forgive me for missing your birthday! Happy Belated Birthday to Nancy Wick Hamilton!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David Rivers ('65) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Terry Hutson Gunter ('74) Re: Brad Upton's ('74) Friday Show in Richland IT WAS GREAT!!! We had a table up front, which was funny to see my sister-in-law picked on as her chair was right by the stage. Brad was at his best (as usual), we laughed so hard. My husband even had a great time and I have to sometimes drag him to these events. Not only was the entertainment exceptional but it was like a class reunion. I saw so many classmates that I don't usually see at our own reunions. Thank you Brad. See you in June at our 30 year. -Terry Hutson Gunter ('74) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From:Don Sorenson (NAB) Re: Babies at Camp Hanford Hanford Incubator Baby - neg-3992 Hanford Nurses - 1943 - neg-692 To All, This talk about this fabulous nurse [Mrs. Mac] reminded me of something else in my files. It is a picture of a baby in an incubator at Hanford Camp 1944. An another photo of some nurses in 1943. -Don Sorenson (NAB) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/26/04 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers. 1 NAB, and 1 Bomber Mom sent stuff: Laura Dean Kirby ('55), Richard Anderson ('60) Frank Whiteside ('63), George Barnett ('63) Vic Marshall ('71), Don Sorenson (NAB=Not A Bomber) BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* BOMBER LUNCHES 'n stuff (in order of appearance) TODAY Girls of '63 and '64 Lunch 02/27 Las Vegas Lunch BOMBER CALENDAR: Richland Bombers Calendar Click the event you want to know more about. ************************************************* ************************************************* >>From: Laura Dean Kirby Armstrong ('55) Re: Mrs. Mac Mrs. Mac was indeed a treasure and a lovely person. She helped me in 1956, '57 and '58 when I had my daughters. Happy to hear she is comfortable and cared for by my friend and classmate Dr. George McDonald. -Laura Dean Kirby Armstrong ('55) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [I hear Mrs. Mac is in a lovely retirement home in Paulsbo, WA and will turn 97 i November. -Maren] ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Richard Anderson ('60) Re: Hoops Report The boys and girls loser-out games are history: Boys: Wa-Hi 47 - Eisenhower 44 Pasco 67 - Moses Lake 52 Girls: Eisenhower 51 - Pasco 46 Wenatchee 49 - Eastmont 43 Friday night's district semi-finals (hey, I was right all along): Boys: Pasco at Richland 8:00pm Wa-Hi at Davis 7:30pm Girls: Eisenhower at Richland 6:00pm Wenatchee at Kennewick 7:30pm The winners of the semi-final games play Saturday for 1st and 2nd seeds to the regional tournament and the losers also play Saturday for the 3rd and 4th seeds. -Richard Anderson ('60) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Frank Whiteside ('63) Re: Hail (hell), yeah!! Dateline: Des Allemands, LA (Mardi Gras Day) - 8:19am Boy, did we get clobbered this morning about 6am! Never saw (or HEARD) anything like it in my life. I was on the computer on the 2nd floor and my wife, Linda, was sleeping across the hall when suddenly I heard something that sounded like .50 caliber machine gun bullets hitting the top of the house and the sun windows on the roof. I was waiting for the windows to come crashing in -- luckily they're very strong. Linda ran into her closet. It lasted about 3 minutes -- golf ball size hail stones. Good thing my pickup is old -- it has a lot more character marks now. We're still under a tornado watch. Never saw so many hail stones. Mardi Gras parade throws? Hail, no!! Whiteside's Hail ~ 2/25/04 -Frank Whiteside ('63) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: George Barnett ('63) To: Jim "Pitts" Armstrong ('63) Sorry Pitts, That's not me in the photo. Usually when I go to Yuma, it is on a Clandestone Mission to take photos, not pose at donut shops. What the hey are you doing looking up "roadfood" sites anyway? Was it close to lunch time? -Geo Barnett ('63) ~ In sunny Tucson where we beg for rain. Maybe Friday. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Vic Marshall ('71) Re: Mystery Ripper I want to sincerely thank the "mystery ripper" who sent me a whole package of "liberated" Levi tags from 1967. This was in response to my posting recalling the fad in Junior High where we tried to grab people's Levi Tags (from jeans) and locker loops (from shirts). I still recall trying to explain to my Mom that it was really okay that my shirt got ripped in the back as a result of these activities. Since "mystery ripper" has chosen to remain anonymous, I will respect that desire but thanks for keeping the memories alive. -Vic Marshall ('71) ~ Beverly Hills, MI - where the sun is out and the seasons are fighting for control. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Don Sorenson (NAB) To: Gail Cyphers ('62) More on the Chicago Pile and the control rod. "Richard Fox rigged the control mechanism. He stood behind Fermi that afternoon. The manual speed control was nothing more than a variable resisitor a piece of cotton clothesline over a pulley and two lead weights to make it fail safe and return to zero position when released". Dr. Fox was not the SCRAM guy to my knowledge. They could not just scale up the original pile because the uranium was buried inside the pile so it could not just be taken out to recover the plutonium. So they took it apart and built CP 2. The uranium was put into aluminum cans made by ALCOA. Since the power levels were so low fuel failure was very very low. However the radiation levels were higher and the pile had concrete surrounding it to protect the workers. I have attached a pic of CP 2. Chicago Pile #2 -Don Sorenson (NAB) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) Re: Mrs. Mac Mrs. Mac was an angel, she assisted Dr. Chase in the delivery of all six of my children. She was invaluable to him and I loved her, after all I saw her quite regularly. You would have thought your baby was the prettiest she had ever helped deliver. Is she still living? -BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Mrs. Mac is, indeed, still living.. in a retirement home in Paulsbo... she turns 97 next November. -Maren] *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/27/04 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 8 Bombers sent stuff: Ray Gillette ('49), Dorothy Cameron ('55) Ruth Miles ('59), Helen Cross ('62) Pam Ehinger ('67), Diane Carpenter ('72) Janie Crowley ('77), Kim Edgar ('79) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* TODAY: Las Vegas Lunch BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marilynn Working Highstreet ('54) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Dick Roberts ('49) and Carol Tyner Roberts ('52) BOMBER CALENDAR: Richland Bombers Calendar Click the event you want to know more about.. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Ray Gillette ('49) Re: Mrs. Mac I just talked to my sister-in-law who also had six children in Richland at whose deliveries Mrs. Mac attended. She (Dorothy Gillette) said that Doctor Peterson actually delivered one of the six because Dr. Chase had a cast on his foot an she (Mrs. Mac) would not let him (Dr. Chase) into the delivery room. At any rate she was happy to hear the story about Mrs. Mac and happy to hear she is still doing well. Her question to me was whether Dr. Chase himself was still alive also. -Ray Gillette ('49), brother of George Gillette ('47) Phoenix, AZ - temperature today about 68 (but it rained a little) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Dorothy Cameron Powell ('55) Re: Sacramento Luncheon All Bomber Lunches website To: Richard Johnson ('55) It is quite amazing to be remembered, by you, as a hopscotch "queen" in Jefferson Grade School. Actually it had to have been in 6th grade as that was my first year in Richland and Janice Berg and I had just become good friends that year. I was teaching preschoolers to play hopscotch last week!! Jan and her husband Bill Slocum have just moved to Walnut Creek so we are having fun getting together again. Jan and I went to our first Bomber luncheon and what a surprise to see such a good representation of the class of '55. Jan, Marla Jo Loman, Sue Bridges, Deanna Case, Edith Fairweather and I yakked long after the others had gone home... we had 44 years to catch up on!!! That takes time and time to ooo and awww over kids and grandkids. It is a great time of life!!! -Dorothy Cameron Powell ('55) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Ruth Miles Bruns ('59) Re: "Big Gus" in Yuma Arizona To: Jim Armstrong ('63) Surely the Big Gus in Yuma Arizona conversing about Spudnut Shops on the site (mentioned a couple days ago in the Sandstorm) must be Gus Keeney ('57) ... -Ruth Miles Bruns ('59) ~ in beautiful downtown Goldendale, WA where nearly all the stockpiled snow is gone and the killdeer are hunting for nesting sites in the fields ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Helen Kirk Cross ('62) Greetings from Indiana where it has warmed up enough so that the little lake is now moving in the wind, and thankfully no longer frozen. I can take this winter of almost 50 much easier than the below freezing and ice on the roads stuff. I have been off line with some sort of problem since Monday, so am trying to get my Sandstorm fix in this am. (Couldn't read the text of the message from the customer support people, but thank heaven I'm back online.) Happy Birthday to Jil Lytle Smith ('82) on 2/23 as you lived right next door to my uncle's house, I feel like we were sort of neighbors. -Helen Kirk Cross ('62) ~ West Harrison, IN - where the sun is almost shining too!! ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Pam Ehinger Nassen ('67) To: Frank Whiteside ('63) Re: Hail ~ 2/25/04 That wasn't a hail storm! That was the angels cleaning out God's frig and all the old ice cubes! Dang! They were big suckers! I don't blame Linda for running into the closet! Just glad that all are safe and no real harm done. Bombers Rule -Pam Ehinger Nassen (The Blue Ribbon Class of '67) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Diane Carpenter Kipp ('72) Deborah Dee Blalock ('72WB) died last Sunday (Feb. 22) in Wyoming. She was born in 1954 and attended Spalding, and briefly Chief Jo; she was the youngest sister of Michael ('64), Clint ('67), Susan (RIP), and John ('69) Blalock and the daughter of Jean (RIP) and Bill (RIP) Blalock. She attended junior high and high school in Alaska, for the most part, but some of you will probably remember her from grade school. (Susan, Jean and Bill also have all passed on; Bill in 1984, and Susan and Jean since then.) -Diane Carpenter Kipp ('72) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Janie Crowley Smith ('77) Re: Mrs. Mac Although many of you have recollections of "Mac" as patients of hers, my fond memories of her are as a mentor and role model. I worked on the OB floor of Kadlec in 1979- 1980 during the summers I was a nursing student. Mac worked on that unit and out-worked everybody. She had high standards for herself and others, consistently advocated for her patients, and was a tremendous teacher. I am greatful for her as she modeled professional behavior that I consistently strive for in my practice. I imagine each of us have an individual or two who have had a profound effect on our professional lives - Mac was mine. -Janie Crowley Smith ('77) ~ Bangor, Maine ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Kim Edgar Leeming ('79) Re: Passing of Elmer "Lee" Edgar It is with great sadness to let you know that my great- uncle, "Lee" Edgar has passed away this morning. He was a wonderful man, who loved his community. He loved sports, especially when it came to the Richland Bombers, he was their biggest fan. Both his daughters Janice ('57) & Karen Edgar attended RHS in the late '50s & early '60s. Even after they graduated, he attended all the games. I was proud to share that love with him when I attend RHS in the late '70s. If anyone would like to send their condolences to the family, please email them to me and I will surely pass them on. I will also list the date of funeral services when it has been set. -Kim Edgar Leeming ('79) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/28/04 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 13 Bombers sent stuff: Dick Roberts ('49) and Carol Tyner ('52) Mike Clowes ('54), Millie Finch ('54) Laura Dean Kirby ('55), Barb Isakson ('58) George Swan ('59), Susan Erickson ('59) Richard Anderson ('60) Roy Ballard ('63) and Nancy Erlandson ('67) Shirley Collings ('66), Dwayne Bussman ('98) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lola Heidlebaugh Bowen ('60) BOMBER CALENDAR: Richland Bombers Calendar Click the event you want to know more about. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Richard "Dick" Roberts ('49) and Carol Tyner Roberts ('52) Maren. Thanks for the anniversary recognition today. It has been rainy and blustery the past week but God smiled on us today with some great sunny weather. Kids and friends are piling in for a pre party BBQ tonight and tomorrow the big "50th" blast at a nearby celebration location. The kids have something in mind for entertainment so, knowing them, we should all be well entertained. We are excited! It's been a wonderful 50 years! -Richard "Dick" Roberts ('49) and Carol Tyner Roberts ('52) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) Re: Birthday Greetings Boy, am I in deep (expletive deleted) for not looking at the Bomber Calendar. I forgot to wish a happy birthday to a hard working member of The Class of '54. With every thing else that's on her plate, she volunteered to do the decorations for our 50th reunion. So, here's to you Marilynn Working Highstreet ('54); and just because you've turned 21 yesterday, doesn't mean you have to go to the Uptown Tavern just to see what it is like on the inside. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) ~ rainy Albany, OR ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Millie Finch Gregg ('54) Re: Marilynn Working Highstreet ('54) Birthday Dear Marilynn Okay, so my rememberer got up and left yesterday. I intended to get a note of cheer to you and just plain forgot!. I hope for you my dear friend, a very special day, just like you, and that we can share many many more together. Thanks for being you. Love and Cheers, -Millie Finch Gregg ('54) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Laura Dean Kirby Armstrong ('55) Re: TOLO The "oldies" in this RV Resort are having a "Sadie Hawkins" dance tonight. I was trying to explain that in "Bomberville" we called such a dance TOLO. Now I need to find out why. What does TOLO mean? Is it an acronym? For what? I know I never missed the dance, but am at a loss as to the origin of its name. Any help? -Laura Dean Kirby Armstrong ('55) ~ Cool Florida ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: George Swan ('59) Re: Mrs. Mac Upon my discharge from the USMC after four years, I returned home to Richland. It was April of 1963. My discharge paper (DD-214) said that my closest related civilian occupations were "Small Arms Technician, Soldier of Fortune, or Leader of small Insurrections." I needed a job because I wanted to begin college that fall. I learned that there was an opening for an Orderly at Kadlec Hospital. I recalled that I had been thoroughly amazed and stupefied when I literally bumped into a sailor named Max Sutton ('57) on a troop ship. He was, of all things, "a chaplain's assistant." Max always says that he remembers me, but even if he really did not, it was still quite comforting to find a bit of "Home Town" in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Max rendered "aid and comfort" to a younger, lonesome, fellow Bomber. Being able to visit him in his office occasionally and have a cup of coffee away from the hundreds of milling Marines and Sailors was a temporary escape within the "giant cattle ship" and I was very appreciative. In April 1963, I made up my mind right then and there that if the Max Sutton that I remembered from high school could be transformed into a chaplain's assistant -- I, one of the few and the Proud, could become a medical man, after all the Navy Corpsman who serve with the Marines are highly respected. Thus began my new career, Hospital Orderly on the Medical Floor at Kadlec Hospital. I received on the job training "OJT" and became quite proficient at performing surgical preps, inserting catheters, administering enemas, giving baths, making beds, and a whole list of other tasks (all for male patients--of course). But, for me, the most difficult aspect of the new job was learning to make that conversion from Marine Sergeant, leader of men, to being the only male taking orders from every nurse on staff. My supervisor was Mrs. Carlson, whom, I believe was actually a former Army Nurse, which would make her a former officer wouldn't it? She reminded me of USMC Drill Instructors and Platoon Sergeants from my past. She told me what to do and I did not even ask What, Where, and how high, I just did it. Under it all she had a heart of gold and I respected her and because of her, I learned the art of patience. As all of you have read, Mrs. Mac was the OB Ward. In my days at Kadlec Hospital, men did not go anywhere near that Ward -- Strictly OFF LIMITS! So I never really got to know her above saying, "Hi," but I heard nothing but good of her. In September, I was a passenger in an auto accident and came out of it with a head injury (haven't been right since) and a broken arm. That ended my short medical career. I began classes at CBC and became a grocery clerk which paid well and got me on through the University of Washington to eventually emerge as a Zoologist (Somewhat related to the medical field.) To: Ruth Miles Bruns ('59) Have you heard or seen how the wild turkeys have wintered around the Goldendale area? I pass through Goldendale and Blockhouse to spend some time each Spring and Fall in the Klickitat River canyon toward Glenwood. Wish we had some of your Mountain Bluebirds around here. -George Swan ('59) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Susan Erickson Kuntz ('59) Re: North Central Washington Bomber Luncheon We're planning another North Central Washington Luncheon!! DATE: Saturday, March 13, 2004 TIME: 11:00 (time to gather) 12:00 (time to order - breakfast and lunch menus) WHERE: Campbell's Resort on Lake Chelan Campbell's House Cafe, 104 W. Woodin, Chelan, WA RSVP by: Thurs., March 11 Looking forward to seeing everyone...... -Susan Erickson Kuntz ('59) ~ East Wenatchee - with views of the snow in the surrounding mountains...... beautiful as ever! ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Richard Anderson ('60) Re: Hoops Report What a lovely night! It started out with the girls winning their contest against the Eisenhower girls in the 6 o'clock game, a win which puts them into the district championship game at 6 o'clock tonight against Kennewick. Then at a few minutes past 8 o'clock the Bomber boys tipped off against Pasco; ok, a bunch of boys and one serious stud: at the tail end of the 2nd/3rd playoff game against the same Pascoes Joey Frank went down hard. After the game he came out with his right hand stuffed in a big bag of ice. He was afraid then that he had broken a bone. And indeed he had. From the description it sounds like the 5th metacarpal bone: the one that karate choppers use to break bricks and whatnot -- it's the guy you pound on the table with when you're trying to make yourself heard. You break it and it hurts like hell. Before the game it looked like Joey had his entire right arm stuffed in a pillow. Well, when the teams were announced old number 50 answered the bell in his usual starting spot, with a stylish Bomber green thingy protecting the broken bone. Joey made a defensive play early in the game and it was instantly obvious that the hand was a serious problem. But he toughed it out. He *really* toughed it out. Bombers won the game on what is probably the best three quarters of defense a Bomber team has played in years. At the end of three quarters Pasco had 23 points. Pasco is easily capable of putting up 23 in a single quarter; indeed that is exactly what they did in the fourth quarter of this one. So they had 46 at the end of the game. And our Bombers? Well, we got 48. So tonight we play at Dawald at 8 o'clock against ..... Wa-Hi! Yep, my other team thumped the Davis Weasels by 6, 53-47. The game is for the district championship and determines whether we play Gonzaga Prep (if we win) or Central Valley (if we lose). The arena announcer stated that the games would be played this coming Tuesday at the Tri-Cities Coliseum in conjunction with the Kennewick and Bomber girls' games against University and Ferris. More about the Pasco game. Joey supplied the inspiration and grit (and the only 3-point basket we scored in the entire game); but the clear player of the game was Tim Bussman. He played inspired defense against Roby Clyde (who is Pasco's main man). Clyde got sufficiently flustered to foul out. Going back to the end of the third quarter: Pasco had 23 and Bombers had 35 (they had worked very hard indeed to get that twelve point advantage). And then a 2 minute 58 second breakdown. Pasco went on a 10-2 run and all of a sudden it was a four point game. Give them credit, they could have folded and gone home, but Chad Herron's teams don't do that. The final five minutes were as hectic as anything I've seen at Dawald in some time. At the end Joey scored a two at 0:13, James York converted a 1 + 1 at 0:08, and, following a Pasco layin at 0:01, Bombers tossed a length-of-the-floor pass to use up the final second and all the Bomber fans were happy. ====================================================== 1 2 3 4 Pasco 6 14 23 46 Bombers 5 19 35 48 Bixler 9, York 19, Ben Cartmell 0, Bussman 10, Frank 8, Miller 2, Conley 0 ====================================================== -Richard Anderson ('60) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Roy Ballard ('63) and Nancy Erlandson Ballard ('67) To: Passing of Elmer "Lee" Edgar Lee was one of the most wonderful men I ever had the pleasure to know. I first got to know Lee at the Bomber games. He was a wealth of knowledge having written for the last and only good paper of the Tri-Cities the "Columbia Basin News". He contributed a lot to our committee for the "Wall of Fame" that is in the gym foyer. We shall all miss him and are all poorer now that he is gone. To his family and friends, he has gone to a most wonderful place and he will do more than make it better. Lee, we will miss you. -Roy Ballard ('63) and Nancy Erlandson Ballard ('67) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) Re: Christ the King School is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. I scanned the 1954 picture of the original 7 nuns who came to Richland to teach at the new Christ the King school. CK Nuns pictures The following are links to the CK grade school pictures which appear on the individual class sites, most of which are class pictures taken in '62 - '63, which would be future high school graduates from 1966 - 1973. Are you able to help to identify them? Kind of a challenge to the younger grades, huh? Doesn't anyone remember their classmates? The older classes have a much better memory than you do :) If you attended CK or know of any one who did, would you please send the information including the addresses to Kevin Ghirardo. I have already completed the majority of the class of '66 and sent the information on to him. Re: Little Brown Jug Does anyone know the story of 'the little brown jug' in reference to Al Yencopal and basketball? If so please give the information to Kevin. (Boy, Kevin is on over-load.) Any more pictures, stories to share, or memorabilia? Kevin would love to here from you. I'm not even sure when the reunion will be or any of the plans. Can you help us out there, Kevin? Thank everyone else for their responses. Peace, -Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) ~ Richland ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Dwayne Bussman ('98) Re: Bombers WIN Bombers beat Pasco by 2 tonight, what a game. But, the BIG shocker was that Walla Walla beat Davis. So, Richard you got your wish, Walla Walla comes to Richland tomorrow night {2/28/04] for the district championship. The game is at 8pm after the girls play for the championship at 6pm. Richland girls play Kennewick. The last time the Bombers boys won the district title, 2002, the same year they went to state. BOMBERS ON TO STATE!!!!!!!!!! -Dwayne Bussman ('98) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/29/04 ~ LEAP YEAR DAY ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 12 Bombers and 1 Bomber Funeral Notice today: Ray Gillette ('49), Ralph Myrick ('51) Kay Mitchell ('52), Max Sutton ('57) Burt Pierard ('59), Richard Anderson ('60) Jeanie Hutchins ('62), Jim Hodgson ('64) Pam Ehinger ('67), Vicki Schrecengost ('67) Betti Avant ('69), Treg Owings ('76) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* BOMBER LUNCHES 'n stuff (in order of appearance) 03/06 Girls of '60 Lunch 03/13 North Central Washington Lunch 03/13 Portland/Vancouver Lunch BOMBER CALENDAR: Richland Bombers Calendar Click the event you want to know more about. ************************************************* ************************************************* >>From: Ray Gillette ('49) Re: the Richard Roberts ('49 and '52) I has been my good fortune and pleasure to have been a friend to the Roberts (Dick and Carol) for most of their 50 years of bliss. I would like to add my congratulations to them and send a wish for many more years of good health and happiness. An old friend and classmate, -Ray Gillette ('49) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Ralph Myrick ('51) I don't know if any of you went to the Desert Thistle Pipe Band concert Saturday, 2/21/04, but it was and excellent performance. My son, Scott Myrick ('81), is now a member to the band. He has worked for two years to get to that position. He really looks great in his full kilt costume. And, he sure can play the bagpipes. His mother and I are very proud of him. -Ralph Myrick ('51) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Kay Mitchell Coates ('52) To: Ray Gillette ('49) I had a phone call from a friend in Richland just last week who made a point of telling me that she had run into Dr. Chase in the grocery store. She said he was on oxygen, but otherwise seemed to be doing great. -Kay Mitchell Coates ('52) ~ Valley, WA - where the mountain snow has finally begun to melt. I check out every bare spot of ground hoping to see a buttercup popping thru the mud, but have seen none so far. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Max Sutton ('57) To: George Swan ('59) Wow, George you blew my mind with your entry today. That brings a lot of memories back. I would like to point out however, that I was a Chaplain's yeoman because I was the Yeoman 2nd class available at the time. I don't think the Chaplain would have selected me had he only known. That being said, we had some real goods times then. George, were you coming back on the same cruise as Dale Trevors ('57)? I remember we had some Sun Tory whiskey stashed and we would sweeten our coffee with it after hours. Then we ran out of whiskey. Darn, we had to use wine from the wine locker. We used the Catholic wine because the Jewish wine was too sweet, so we ran out of it too. At Honolulu we took on a priest who wanted to hold communion on the way back from Hawaii. It looked like our goose was cooked but we devised a story to the Chaplain about theft by some of the troops. I don't think he ever bought the story, but then it was our last trip and all of us left the ship in a heck of a hurry. I remember as I was going down the brow to the dock, hearing on the speaker that the Chaplain wanted to see me. Man I just kept going. -Max Sutton ('57) ~ Renton, WA ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Burt Pierard ('59) To: Jim Jensen ('50) Re: The old RHS Building A thousand apologies for taking so long to respond to your posting in the Sandstorm. I wanted to pull out some pics of the building demolition but I'll be darned if I can find them - guess I'll have to go back to the Tri-City Herald microfilms and get them again. Jenson said: I remember attending a dance in that building during Frontier Days - perhaps in 1949. That was probably in the large room on the 2nd floor. I was Tony the Clown's apprentice about that same time and we used that room to set up his travelling Miniature Circus (called the Prince Sisters Circus) and ushers & guides were provided by a YMCA Youth Group that I think was called Tri-Y or something like that. Jenson said: If memory serves the American Legion either owned or rented the building. Does anyone know what else the place was used for over the years and when it was torn down? The American Legion leased the building basement area for a tavern. I don't know what time period that was. The only use of the building that I personally know of is the above mentioned circus. Since you mentioned a dance, I'm sure that several other groups used the upper portion for one reason or another. The building itself was demolished in the summer of 1961 and Dale Gier's ('48) father was the demolition contractor for the School District. Bomber Cheers, -Burt Pierard ('59) ~ Richland ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Richard Anderson ('60) Re: Hoops Report District finals night. Girls: Kennewick at Bombers. Boys: Wa-Hi at Bombers. The girls pulled out their game at the end 39-30. What little of the game I watched had little to recommend. The girls will be the home team this coming Tuesday against Spokane's fourth seeded team, Ferris, at 6:00pm followed by Kennewick home to Spokane three, University, at 7:30pm; both games at the Tri-Cities Coliseum. After the girls completed the formalities of their win; cutting down the nets, that sort of thing, the boys game got underway. And what had been anticipated as an entertaining contest collapsed, totally collapsed, by halftime: Wa-Hi was behind by 25. If there is anything that Wa-Hi is ill-equipped to do it is to recover from a deep hole; and, they didn't. Bombers suffered through a boring third quarter, scoring a robust six points (all from James York) and dropping just five of their lead. The fourth quarter turned into a ragged, albeit entertaining, eight minutes. Wa-Hi tossed in a flurry of threes, cutting the lead to 11; but it was clearly too little too late; and when the rally petered out Thack (Wa-Hi Coach Thacker) tossed in the towel and cleared his bench. A couple of seconds later Coach Streufert sent a wave of bodies to the scorer's table to check in and it was all over except for the net cutting and whatnot. Again it was superlative defense that paved the way. Wa-Hi simply did not get very many good looks at the basket during the first half in particular (they scored only four field goals in the half; two threes, two twos). I was sitting in the Wa-Hi section and the overall mood was of melancholy. Everybody knew it was pretty much over. While the defense was taking care of the "visitor" part of the scoreboard, some pretty amazing shooting took care of the "home" side. Last night Bombers scored but a single three (that barroom brawl was fought out in two-point land), tonight they had six by halftime. A couple of notes: with the first quarter ending York corralled a loose ball which was rolling on the floor near half-court and sort of flung it at the hoop as the buzzer sounded -- nothing but net; another (Tim Bussman maybe?) hit the rim, went straight up a few feet, and dropped through on the way back down. It was that kind of night. Player of the game? Well, it was the defense that secured this one, so I may as well give it to everybody. Good team defense takes intense concentration on every player's part; and the guys were totally focused all the while they were on the floor. Good stuff! Comedy line of the game? This had to be Joe Frank's (I notice that he is no longer "Joey" on the roster handouts) wanting the ball so he could score. At times he would be waving like an old time navy semaphore flag signalman ..... and each time he was ignored. (I almost suspect that Coach told the rest of the guys not to risk Joe's hand by passing the ball to him -- these guys throw the ball *hard* -- so they didn't.) Finally, deep into the fourth quarter he got the ball and a simple two-pointer got him in the book. So, it's off to the regional tournament this week; and, assuming that the defense stays as spiffy as it has been lately, a likely prosperous trip to Tacoma. Bombers play Spokane's fourth seed, Gonzaga Prep, at 7:30pm Tuesday at Tri-Cities Coliseum (with the girls' games that makes three games there that night). ====================================================== 1 2 3 4 Wa-Hi 6 11 22 40 Bombers 14 36 42 58 Bixler 5, York 22, Ben Cartmell 0, Bussman 17, Frank 2, Miller 4, Sam Cartmell 6, Roberts 2, Conley 0, Stevens 0 ====================================================== -Richard Anderson ('60) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jeanie Hutchins Simon ('62) To: Laura Dean Kirby Armstrong ('55) Re: Sadie Hawkins Dance Sadie Hawkins was a creation of cartoonist Al Capp in his strip Li'l Abner, set in the hillbilly town of Dogpatch ~ it first appeared in 1937. It is said that Sadie Hawkins was "the homeliest gal in the hills, who grew tired of waiting for the fellows to come a courtin'." Sadie's father feared that his daughter would live at home the rest of his life, so he called together all the eligible bachelors of Dogpatch. He declared Sadie Hawkins Day. A foot race was held where the guys got a head start, then the unmarried gals pursued the town's bachelors. The one you caught was the one you married! Later, the Sadie Hawkins dance was on the night before the race. In the 1930s, it was reported that in the US over 200 colleges were holding Sadie Hawkins Day events and many more continue to do so today. When I was attending EWSC in Cheney, (EWU now) we had great Sadie Hawkins Dances. Today, I got out my EWSC scrapbook ~ there I was with my date, on 1-22-65, wearing attire only Sadie would wear and sitting on a bale of hay having our picture taken. Great fun ~ great memories! Re: TOLO Dance Gals ask Guys ~ much dressier than Sadie Hawkins Dance When I was at Col-High, "TOLO" was not a Sadie Hawkins Dance, but rather along with other fun events, the Tolo Dance was one where the girl's asked the guys. There was a different theme each year, with Tolo Royalty, which included the King, and two Princes from each class. A Tolo Assembly was held with lots of fun and entertainment! (probably the same when you were there) You got me curious about the definition of Tolo. I did a little checking and the closest thing I found that could be related, was the word "tole" ~ to allure; entice. All I know, it's fun events where the gals ask the guys. I'm sure one of our Bombers will know. I hope you had a great time at the dance! -Jeanie Hutchins Simon ('62) ~ Bellingham, WA ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jim Hodgson ('64) Re: Basketball Tournament For lovers of basketball, check out the State B School Tournament in Spokane from March 3-6. I teach and am assistant coach for the girls at Quilcene. We have earned our first birth to the tournament in 16 years. It reminds me of the excitement and those great days when Jim House ('63), Ray Stein ('64) and Gary Webb ('64) along with so many others brought fans to a frenzied state of excitement. Our Head Coach is Burt Babik, a Blanchet graduate around the time when a certain Mr. Workman led his team to a State Championship. -Jim Hodgson ('64) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Pam Ehinger Nassen ('67) To: Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) Shirley, Ok I looked at the nun's picture, the bottom row second from the left is Sister Margaret Jane she was also Sister Superior. Remember her very well! [Don't we all. -Maren] Then I think in the top row third from the left is Sister Aurelia Marie. [I think that's Sister Emmetria. -Maren] The rest I have no idea. I graduated from Christ the King in '62. Bombers Rule -Pam Ehinger Nassen (The Blue Ribbon Class of '67) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Vicki Schrecengost Carney ('67) Are there any Bombers who have knowledge about short- term apartment rentals available in the NYC area? My 24 year old son is searching for a sublet or rental for June, July, & August since he will be working in Manhattan. Would welcome any suggestions or help. -Vicki Schrecengost Carney ('67) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Betti Avant ('69) Re: leap year day Happy birthday to all you leap year day babies out there in Bomber land. I bet you celebrate every year, but really, really big on the 4th year. Have a good one. -Betti Avant ('69) ~ Goodland, KS - where we are supposed (ha-ha) to get a couple of inches of snow (I just left a birthday party and it smelled like it had just rained) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Treg Owings ('76) To: George Swan ('59) George, We just moved to Goldendale in June. We have seen a number of turkeys, even some in the woods. I think they have done OK over winter. We did have some deep snow but have not had any length of bitter cold. Guess we will have to see what the Spring brings. Do you hunt them here? -Treg Owings ('76) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* Funeral Notice scanned from the TCHerald by Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) >>Brent Joyce ('63) ~ 7/24/44 - 2/20/04 *************************************** *************************************** That's it for the month. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` January, 2004 ~ March, 2004