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16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 *********************************************** *********************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/01/04 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 8 Bombers sent stuff: Dick McCoy ('45, '46, '02), Ann Clatworthy ('54) Denis Sullivan ('62), Jim Hamilton ('63) Lee Upson ('63), Jim Hodgson ('64) Betti Avant ('69), Mary Jane Smith ('70) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Elwin "Gene" Boyle ('64WB) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Deana Shipman Groth ('77) BOMBER CALENDAR: Richland Bombers Calendar Click the event you want to know more about. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Dick McCoy ('45, '46, '02) Congrats to Dick & Carol Tyner Roberts ('49 & '52). Ida and I will join you in the 50 year club in June. It really isn't that tough, just try to stay cool during the bad times. Dick, you and I were both cradle robbers. Ida was from the Cashmere Class of '52. Congrats and thanx to Richard Anderson, ('60) for your great reporting of the BB Bomber results. We get none of that over here in either the Everett Herald or the Seattle PI. Nada from the East Side. -Dick McCoy ('45, '46, '02) Bomber from the past. The bomb, not the plane ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Ann Clatworthy Weyerts-Hogshead ('54) To: Burt Pierard ('59) Re: The Old American Legion Bldg You inquired about the various uses of the American Legion Bldg. (formerly RHS). I remember taking dancing lessons from Jean Smiset on the second floor there in the early '50s. Jan Barker ('55) and I did duets for recitals and various functions both in the old RHS building and later in Columbia High Auditorium. It was so much fun! Later, Ms Smiset taught in her dance studio in her basement. She was a class act, and as I remember, was a Golden Girl in early Hollywood productions. To: All who remember my brother Bobby Clatworthy ('51) He is recovering from a serious infection that left him dependent on dialysis. Thanks to the tender loving care of Lu Blakney Humphry ('49), he is home in Toppenish after weeks in the Yakima Hospital. Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers. -Ann Clatworthy Weyerts-Hogshead ('54) ~ Fort Valley, VA where it is finally warm (today 65.5 F) it has been in the "teens" for weeks. Still snow in places. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Denis Sullivan ('62) Re: CK Nuns Sister Emmetria is the one in the middle of the back row. She is now Sr. Pat Baxter, living at Marylhurst in Portland. I see her three or four times a year. She is very vibrant and still teaching piano lessons once in a while. Next time I see her, I'll try to remember to show her the picture. I'm sure she will know who's who. She has fond memories of her time in Richland. -Denis Sullivan ('62) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jim Hamilton ('63) Well I guess what goes around comes around. The curse of the South End is alive and well in the Mid-West. My grand daughter in St. Paul, got her first dog today. Actually, her dad drove four hours (one way) into Iowa to pick up a Brittney Spaniel that he's hoping to train as a hunting dog. But it's "her dog", right Brian. Julia has decided to name the dog, "Zeke". Anyone know where they can have him exorcised. jimbeaux -Jim Hamilton ('63) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Lee Bond-Upson ('63) Re: Mr. Andre Mel Gibsons The Passions of the Christ reminded me of an event that happened at RHS when I was a Junior. If anyone who reads the Sandstorm was in Mr. Andres Latin class in 1961-62, do you remember him taking one of the final class periods of the year to read a description of the crucifixion? It was shocking and moving in the same way that the movie is. I think someone complained and Mr. Andre got into some kind of trouble. Anyhow, he was gone the next year and Mr. Mendoza took over Latin instruction. I saw Mr. Andre once more, in 1963, at Hec-Edmundson Pavilion, where he was assistant-coaching the Blanchet Braves to the championship. For those who weren't there, Richland had one of its all-time great basketball teams that year, but couldn't quite get past Garfield in the semi-finals. -Lee Bond-Upson ('63) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jim Hodgson ('64) For a link to the schools participating in the B School Basketball Tournament in Spokane go to: http://www.wiaa.com/brackets/tourney.asp?ID=2030400 Quilcene will be playing Liberty Christian, which I am told is located in the Tri-Cities. If anyone out there in Bomber land knows the team and would like to offer an opposing coach some helpful tips about the Liberty Christian Girls' Team, I would be most appreciative. And if you are so moved, come see us play. -Jim Hodgson ('64) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Betti Avant ('69) Re: no snow Well, when I awoke there wasn't 2 inches of snow but there was a steady rain as I went out to get my paper. It will be interesting to see how much the farmers get. Moisture is sure important as I have said before. Here's praying for more. -Betti Avant ('69) ~ Goodland, KS A big P.S. to my earlier posting this morning. The weather has since changed to snow, fog, and winds blowing 30-40 mph. After all it is February, soon to be March in about 6 hours. Have moisture will travel. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Mary Jane Smith Poynor ('70) Re: Nashville travel tips! My job is sending me to Nashville, TN for 3 days at the end of March. I'm wondering if anyone has any recommendations of "must see" places. Just to see lawns with no snow will be a treat! -Mary Jane Smith Poynor ('70) ~ Anchorage (where it tried to snow today) Alaska - Home of the Iditarod start next weekend! ******************************************************* ******************************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/02/04 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers sent stuff: Clarence Fulcher ('51) and Skippy Adams ('54) Steve Carson ('58), George Swan ('59) Richard Anderson ('60), Jeanie Hutchins ('62) Donna Bowers ('63) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: John Adkins ('62) BOMBER CALENDAR: Richland Bombers Calendar Click the event you want to know more about. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Clarence Fulcher ('51) and Gloria "Skippy" Adams Fulcher ('54) Re: Congrats To: Dick Roberts ('49) and Carol Tyner Roberts ('52) Welcome to the "50 Year Club". It sure is a great milestone, isn't it! We all gain so many happy memories as a family. It's a great role model for our children. Carol, I remember you well from school. You were, and I'm sure still are, a great person. You were always smiling and fun to be around. Thanks for the warm memories. -Clarence Fulcher ('51) and Gloria "Skippy" Adams Fulcher ('54) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Steve Carson ('58) Re: TOLO Dance In our Junior year ('57) TOLO Royalty included Norris Brown ('57) as TOLO King and CW Brown ('58) was the Junior Prince. The dance was scheduled at the skating rink (?) in the Kennewick Highlands and the people operating the rink would not allow "colored" to come in. As I recall we turned around and all refused to enter. I am a little fuzzy on what we did after but I am sure that my classmates will help me with my "partsheimer" problem. I have always thought that we were ahead of the times and it spoke well of the Richland culture. -Steve Carson ('58) ~ Chicago, Illinois ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: George "Pappy" Swan ('59) To: Max Sutton ('57) Max, the cruise that I ran into you was from Okinawa to stateside. Best I can remember is that it was winter '61/'62. I remember Dale Travers but don't recall him being on that cruise. Unfortunately or maybe fortunately I did not partake of the after hours communion services with you guys and was only anointed with black coffee during the day, but I think we ate the chaplain's donuts. I remember that my entire Hawaii experience, after we docked at Honolulu, consisted of all marines being herded off the ship onto the pier where we did calahoopies and ran for about an hour while other service personnel disembarked or embarked (I still remember some of those naughty, I mean nautical terms). Then, it was back on the ship and we sailed past Diamond Head toward the states but I didn't care, I was going home. And that was and still is my entire Hawaii experience. Was that the USS Breckenridge or the USS Mann? I went over on one and came back on the other. Going over, I was assigned night mess duty. It worked out so well that I actually volunteered when coming back. Somehow, I was the only messman that did not get seasick the first night out in a storm. I had to make up for two or three guys that faded. I cracked and whisked two cases of eggs, eyed and sized I don't know how many bags of potatoes, and cut out the squishy spots and sliced up two cases of green peppers -- all the time fighting the queezies. When we cleaned up, the cook sprinkled the powder used to mix lemonade on the stainless steel deck in the galley, added a little water, and we scrubbed it with brushes. It really shined -- all that acid, I guess. I never drank military lemonade after that. Anyway, after everyone else got sick and disappeared, it was just me, the Marine Cook and the Navy Baker. After that, I could do no wrong. I had duty every other night. On my nights off, I could go into the galley and make myself a lunch. Then I would go out on deck on the good weather nights and watch the movie on the screen attached to the mast and feed my face (carefully) because no one else could get food at night except duty personnel. One of those small things you learn to value in the service. Memories! -George "Pappy" Swan ('59) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Richard Anderson ('60) Re: Hoops Honor Roll The first semester honor roll has been released and the varsity teams are well represented; in fact, every player on the girls team is also on the honor roll. Girls Boys Michelle Briggs Zach Bixler Lori Conrad Tim Bussman Lyndsee Landon Ben Cartmell Allison Lombardo Sam Cartmell Alece McCoy Kyle Conley Hayley McCoy Jared Feaster Kelly McFadzean Joe Frank Kayla McKeirnan Jayson Miller Jessica Miller Tyler Roberts Stephanie Sax Garrett Stevens Megan Weitz Showing fine team balance, there were two students from each who achieved perfect 4.0 grades: Tim and Jayson from the boys; and Jessica and Stephanie from the girls. [Query: are Jessica and Jayson related? If you know, let us know.] Also spotted on an honor roll: Benjamin James Arthurs ('03) (BJ, #40), President's List (3.75+ GPA), Wazzu. -Richard Anderson ('60) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jeanie Hutchins Simon ('62) To: Laura Dean Kirby Armstrong ('55) Re: Tolo ~ PS After learning that Tolo might be an American Indian word, I started looking. Confirmed in two different places, I found that the word Tolo is from the Calipooia language of western Oregon. Tolo is the Chinook jargon word meaning to win, earn, prevail, succeed, control, convince, overcome or triumph. It continued to say: "with little realization of its origin, as a term for a ladies'- choice school dance." Chinook jargon is a sort of shorthand language historically used between Native American tribes on the Northwest Coast and later by the Europeans and European Americans who traded with them and lived among them. I know this is more than you needed, but thought it was interesting, especially since it is a part of our "Richland Bomber" region's culture and history. -Jeanie Hutchins Simon ('62) ~ Bellingham, WA ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Donna Bowers Rice ('63) To: Mary Jane Smith Poynor ('70) Re: Nashville: We do not live in Nashville, but have been there many times, living only 5 hours away in St. Louis. There is much to do there. I would stay or at least go to the Opryland Hotel-it is supposed to be the largest hotel under one roof in the world. They have a free harp concert at night and the huge botanical gardens can be ridden through on a boat. Country music is not my 1st choice in music, but the Country Music Hall of Fame is really worth it. I was fascinated about how much a conglomeration that our country's music is derived from German yodeling, Scottish and Irish jig music and Jamaican and African beat music. In one room where libretists are featured, you see how the beginnings of songs are written on scraps of paper and napkins that became songs that made millions of dollars for some people. The words describe our daily life here in America. I was struck by how as they played the music, everyone in the room was singing the words softly under their breath and we all knew the words and no one in that room knew each other, but we all loved and remembered those songs. What a gift that is to give to humanity! If you love history as I do: The Hermitage should not be missed (Andrew Jackson's home) and Belle Meade Plantation is not to be missed if you love horses, the Civil War, and ante bellum homes. It is excellent. I came home and used my diamond ring to write on my window the establishment of our home just as the owner did here over a hundred years ago. One of the things I always try to do when I am in a state capitol is to visit it. Most are being restored to an earlier historic time period. Tennessee is in the middle of doing so. Since we do not have the castles of Europe and Asia here in America, I look upon the State houses as our nations castles - we do not value the rich as much as the laws that make us more equal and the people who adhere to that vision. I know this isn't on everyone's list of things to do, but Nashville has built the most humongous and gorgeous Antebellum Library downtown next to the capitol. If you go inside there are some maps of the history of Nashville and also lists the great libraries of the United States - yes, Seattle is on it. Here again I am struck by the values shown by the Tennesseeans. Of course, you must go to the Grand Ole Opry - or you really have not seen Nashville! When I go to Nashville, I am always struck at how much there is to go and see there. 15 minutes south is historic Franklin - a small civil war town and of course there are many civil war Battlefields not far from Nashville, but you would have to rent a car and have more time to go see them. I am only sorry that you missed the theme park Opreyland, which they closed and put in a huge shopping mall instead. It was a show case for Vanderbilt's great musicology program and when ever we used to visit it, we were treated to Broadway musicals/jazz/country music the likes of which were no better than anywhere else in America. Hope this helps, it is always a pleasure to go there. -Donna Bowers Rice (Gold Medal Class of '63) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/03/04 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 11 Bombers sent stuff: Marguerite Groff ('54), George Swan ('59) Ruth Miles ('59), Richard Anderson ('60) Judy Willox ('61), Helen Cross ('62) Jim House ('63), Gary Behymer ('64) Pat Doriss ('65), Vic Marshall ('71) Mary Anne Lauby ('73) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Monique Mangold Beaucour ('80) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Jon Boisoneau ('67) and Vicki Gill Boisoneau ('68) BOMBER CALENDAR: Richland Bombers Calendar Click the event you want to know more about. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Marguerite Groff Tompkins ('54) To: Jim Hodgson ('64) Hey, those Liberty Christian girls have been awesome this year. This is the first year that any team from Liberty has qualified for State. The boys did well all year. In District playoffs they won some - lost some (usually by one point). They were in the loser out game and lost their chance for state. But watch out for them next year!! Back to the girls - no one I know of will tell you their secrets, except I will tell you just one: they pray before each game. I do have a sweet granddaughter that cheers for Liberty varsity teams. She'll be there with a winning smile. Advertisement time: Class of '54 - Get your registration form in for the Big 5-0. We who are working on the reunion are anxious to know how many of you will join us for our best reunion ever. If you have ideas to help us achieve our goal, please let us know. We love you all, and don't want anyone missing our biggest and bestest! -Marguerite Groff Tompkins ('54) ~ Richland - where the weather can't make up its mind. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: George Swan ('59) Re: History To: Jeanie Hutchins Simon ('63) and Donna Bowers Rice ('63) As an amateur historian and a devout disciple of the "History Channel," -- Thanks. Enjoyed your entries yesterday. -George Swan ('59) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Ruth Miles Bruns ('59) To: George Swan ('59) and Treg Owings ('76) Thanks, Treg, for answering George's wild turkey question the other day. I was getting ready to ask friends who live out in the country, because the turkeys seldom come into town where I live. I do regularly see a great blue heron along the Little Klickitat River several hundred yards back of my house, and a pair of mallards who seem to have just returned after an absence during the coldest weather. This is, of course, in addition to the flickers and scrub jays and finches and others (bluebirds should be showing up soon) who live around here or pass through. So, Treg, what brings you to Goldendale? -Ruth Miles Bruns ('59) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Richard Anderson ('60) Re: Hoops Report -- East Region Round 1 This Friday the four Big Nine teams will be paired in two games which had been anticipated as the district finals: Davis v. Bombers and Pasco v. Wa-Hi. This because the four teams defeated their Greater Spokane League (GSL) opponents in each of the round 1 contests last night (Tuesday). Bombers' opponent last night was Gonzaga Prep which came into the tournament sporting a 5-15 regular season record -- their being in the tournament was due to the circumstance of GSL being a mix of 3-A and 4-A teams and the 3-A teams being significantly stronger than the 4-A. Anyway, as good old Chuck Knox of the Seahawks of so many years ago would say, "You play the cards you're dealt," and Bombers did. By the end of the first quarter Coach Streufert had reached eight-deep into his toolbox -- the most significant selection being that of Shawn Brooks. The doctors cleared Shawn to rejoin the team on Monday, so he was there for the warm-up drills before the game, received a warm reception when he was introduced before the game, and rapturous adulation (well, maybe that's going a bit too far) when he entered the game at the 0:42 mark of the first quarter. It had been something like a thirteen game absence because of his injured foot. Nice to have you back, Shawn. Yet again the defense dictated the outcome of the contest. With the opponent's scoring firmly under control, Bombers were free to accumulate their points pretty much as they saw fit: six of the nine players who saw significant action through the first three quarters scored (Ben Cartmell was detailed to other duties, and Kyle Conley and Shawn are rarely called on to score). Joe Frank got into the scoring scheme in this one; significantly, four of his thirteen points came from the free throw line -- his hand must be feeling much better (although his dribbling seems a bit affected still). Whom else to note? Hmmmmmm, there was Bix glomming onto eleven rebounds (Zach Bixler? The skinny golfer dude? Hey, that's what the radio guy was saying after the game.) Oh, and Sam Cartmell; he is getting more and more minutes as the season progresses. The Bomber team is getting deep, real deep. I'm not so sure that there are any "style points" awarded for the following: for the second time this campaign the boys allowed their opponent exactly to double their third-quarter score -- in this case letting the Bullpups add 21 fourth-quarter points to the 21 they had scored over the preceding three. An odd statistic. Something certain to horrify Ed Pepple (long time coach of Mercer Island): when the kids arrived for the game they looked for the world like a band which had been Shanghaied directly from the local YMCA gym. When Mercer Island teams are seen in public (other than on the court) they look like a bunch of junior accountants descending on a corporate merger target: maroon blazers, khaki trousers, etc, etc. I like our style better. ====================================================== 1 2 3 4 Gonzaga 7 13 21 42 Bombers 16 27 44 59 Bixler 4, York 17, Ben Cartmell 0, Bussman 12, Frank 13, Miller 3, Sam Cartmell 8, Brooks 0, Conley 0, Roberts 2, Stevens 0, Feaster 0 ====================================================== -Richard Anderson ('60) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Judy Willox ('61) To: Steve Carson ('58) Re: TOLO Dance That TOLO dance that you referred to in yesterday's Sandstorm was held at the Kennewick Social Club, Steve. And yes, they did refuse to let the Brown brothers; Norris ('57) and CW ('58) in, and everyone left with them. Now I do not know what you all did after you left, but you may want to check with Burt Pierard ('59), as we were just talking about that last week when in a meeting with RHS staff members. They were quite shocked to hear that story, and we relayed to them what it was really like back then with some issues. You bet it spoke well for us Richland Bombers and our culture to back Norris and CW like you did. It is a proud story to tell! The Kennewick Social Club was not a skating rink, but a club where they had dances on the weekends. It had country music on Friday and Rock 'n Roll on Saturdays (or vice versa) and was a place to go, like Hi-Spot was, for us to go to and dance. It also was the place where the GE banquet was held in which the guest speaker was Ronald Reagan, then high up in the GE Company and before the Presidency; and the entertainment was the Fleetwoods, famous for the song "Mr Blue". I think it was a Father/Daughter banquet or else Dad just took me because I had done a really terrific notebook on the GE Company for school and received an A on it. I gave it to Mr. Reagan when I went up and got his autograph. He was a charismatic speaker and a really nice person and I enjoyed that banquet immensely. I have my own warm story of Norris and CW that took place back in those days too and I never had a problem being in their company, then nor since, as they are great guys! -Judy Willox ('61) ~ Richland, where in about three in a half months now things are going to get lively with the reunions, Cool Desert Nights and the Alumni Basketball Tournament. Are you gearing up, Bombers? ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) I just want to add my good wishes for a Happy Birthday to fellow classmate, John Adkins of the best class ever, to those of us in the '62 class, at least. I'm up in Dayton, Ohio attending some seminary lectures with my husband. One of the perks is that as a spouse, I can attend any lectures free. And they are well presented Bible lectures. Wow, it's suppose to get up to 70 here this week. Definitely above average for this midwest area!! It makes getting around so much easier that I have no problem with it, plus we're getting some rain, so we aren't heading into a drought, as far as I know anyway. I wish I could find my old annuals stashed away somewhere, as I rarely throw anything away that valuable in the memory department anyway, it would help in keeping up with so many topics and faces that are mentioned. [Links to Columbians online can be found at: richlandbombers.com/allbombers/allcolumbians.html -Maren] I've often thought about how we had non-white royalty back at Col-Hi years ago, and how I had a different view of how we in Richland treated people... partly because we were insulated by the special circumstances of our town where you couldn't live there unless you had a job, etc., and partly because that is how we wanted to be. Can't wait to get to view the ole hometown next month. I always think about where I'd like to live along the Columbia River. I love the walking trails along the river, and try to use it in Columbia Park whenever I do get "home." -Helen Cross Kirk ('62) ~ Dayton, Ohio - which is just an hour away from West Harrison, Indiana ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jim House ('63) Re: Bombers on the Honor Roll Richard Anderson's ('60) report on Bomber basketball players on the Honor Roll was very impressive. So much so that it is tempting to try to reconcile the list to the team's roster program to see who wasn't on the Honor Roll. That seems a bit cruel. Maybe I should step forward. My honor roll achievement stopped soon after I left Carmichael (perhaps the competition after integrating with Chief Jo kids overwhelmed me). I don't think it was the academic record of my '63 classmates on the basketball team that led to the "Gold Medal" status for our class. However my teammates in class of '64 had several players that excelled in class as well as sport. For a long while I was troubled that I did not. I have a vivid memory my pathetic debate with my Mother after she interrupted a late night session of jump shots when she asked "shouldn't you be studying tonight so will be prepared for college?" I argued that to get into the college of my choice it was more important to improve my jump shot than my class standing (Even a loving Mother cannot argue with an idiot!!). My modest college career afforded me the opportunity to play in some of the nation's most prestigious arenas and through perseverance, I received my college diploma only a few months after my Gold Medal ('63) classmates were sharing business cards at their 10th reunion. My modest business career (mentored by several "good old boys" who loved to talk about basketball) allowed me to retire early so I can once again focus on the game I love playing. I am once again playing alongside a 58 year-old guard who had so much to do with my success as a Bomber. Two years ago I overhead my Mother, on her last day, tell the hospital staff that "I am proud of that kid". Although I did not follow her suggested path, (she would still choose honor roll over All State) I guess I somehow got to the right destination. To the Bomber players on the Honor Roll, I salute you! You are truly gifted and obviously well focussed. To those talented players not on the list, I salute you too, as I am confident that your achievements and competitiveness on the court can also translate to success in any endeavor off the court. -Jim House ('63) ~ Spokane Co., WA ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Gary Behymer ('64) Jim Hodgson ('64) is more than just the Quilcene girls assistant basketball coach...he's also the golf coach (;-) http://www.ptleader.com/archive/000405quilcenegolfersto044.htm -Gary Behymer ('64) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Pat Doriss Trimble ('65) When will you be including information on the upcoming "All-Class" Reunion at the Hanford House/Red Lion in Richland??!! Will it be held the last weekend of June (as I've heard), and is that the same weekend as Cool Desert Nights??...Just curious! -Pat Doriss Trimble ('65) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Pat - As soon as the R2K committee sends info to the Sandstorm, you'll see it here. In the meantime, the yearly get together will be held June 26, 2004 and, yes, that is the same week end as Cool Desert Nights. R2K99352.tripod.com/index04.html -Maren] ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Vic Marshall ('71) To: Mary Jane Smith Poynor ('70) Donna Bowers Rice ('63) covered most of the interesting spots to go in Nashville. I have been a number of times and have been lucky enough to see some of the night spots with locals. A can't miss for me when I'm in Nashville is a bar called 3rd and Lindsley. It's pretty much rock and roll music (but also some country) performed by studio musicians looking for an outlet or wanna bes just wanting to polish their acts. They will usually run between 3 and 5 acts through on a given evening. If you enjoy that sort of thing, this place is a real treat. I have taken other out of towners there and they have always been complimentary. Regardless, have fun!! -Vic Marshall ('71) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Mary Anne Lauby ('73) Re: John Adkins' ('62) Birthday A belated (yet sincere!) Happy, Happy Birthday to John Adkins! I hope you were out enjoying the beautiful golfing weather on your birthday. Jim and I still enjoy the "cool tunes" CD you made up for us a few years ago. Stop by and say "howdy" while we still live here (now you HAVE to stop by and see what that's all about!). -Mary Anne Lauby ('73) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/04/04 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 11 Bombers sent stuff: Curt Donahue ('53), Barb Isakson ('58) Steve Carson ('58), Patti Jones ('60) Helen Cross ('62), Bill Scott ('64) Stu Osborne ('71), Dave Doran ('72) Reunion Committee ('74), Kim Edgar ('79) Jen Frank ('02) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Vicki Gill Boisoneau ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim Wingfield ('71) BOMBER CALENDAR: Richland Bombers Calendar Click the event you want to know more about. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Curt Donahue ('53) To: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) While in Dayton, I recommend visiting the Air Force Museum at Wright-Patterson AFB if you have time. It is one of the best. -Curt Donahue ('53) ~ Federal Way, WA ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Barbara Isakson Rau ('58) Re: Change of place for monthly class of '58 Lunch Were going to be at Shilo Inn off of GWWay in Richland Their Restaurant is called O'Callahan's. (Also watch for the coupons on Albertson's receipts - they can be used for their Brunches too. Senior citizens pay $8.95 for the Brunch. We also found out you can come for just coffee or also order off the other menu. We are still having it a 1pm on the first Sunday of the month unless it falls on a Holiday then its the second Sunday at 1pm. Only the LOCATION has changed. See you there, March 7th, at O'Callahan's in the Shilo Inn. Bomber Cheers -Barbara Isakson Rau ('58) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Steve Carson ('58) To: Judy Willox ('61) Thanks for the input, Judy, and you are right about CW Brown ('58) and Norris Brown ('57)... good guys and a barrel of laughs. We were all pulling for Norris when he went up for the Globetrotters. I never did hear any more about that. As I recall I think Norris and CW were the first people I ever saw dunk the ball. -Steve Carson ('58) ~ Chicago, IL - where Spring is on the move, probably only one more snow this season. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) Re: Puget Sound SOUTH (Fife) luncheon No reservations necessary! If you would like you can email me you will be at the luncheon. DATE: March 14, 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 - yesterday was beautiful, sunny. Worth the walk to the point that brought a couple of sore muscles today. Today, back to rain. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) Ruth Miles Bruns ('59) mentioned seeing a blue heron quite regularly near the Klickatat River near her home. I haven't yet seen the blue heron this year that I've seen infrequently along our little lake during the past 4 years. I've been surprised to find blue herons in many parts of the country over the years. They are neat birds. Mine is a loner. Is yours part of a pair?? Lots of birds are coming back in the warmer weather. -Helen Cross Kirk ('62) ~ Still in Dayton, Ohio so I can hear more lectures. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Bill Scott ('64) Greetings to all Bombers everywhere, but especially my classmates from the Class of '64. I'm proud to announce the appearance of my first published novel, "Angel of the Gold Rush". The book follows the story of a widowed Irish immigrant woman and her two daughters, one of whom is an adopted orphaned French girl, during and after the California Gold Rush of 1849. I began the book when I was still living in Richland in '99, and finished it here in California. I'm pleased to say I not only wrote it, but also designed the cover, did the cover background photo, designed the interior layout, and created the interior illustration. From front to back, the book (about 350 pages) is all mine. It's available not only from me, but also from my publisher at www.1stbooks.com where you can see the cover by searching under the title, and also online at Amazon.com and other online retailers. If I can make it to the Big 4-0 reunion this summer, I hope to have copies available with me then. Re: Brown Brothers On another subject, yesterday's story about the support the Brown brothers received in the '50s in the face of discrimination in Kennewick reminds me that when I was at Col-Hi, popular black student Fred Milton ('66) was elected sophomore class president, and the next year, junior class president. Bombers generally didn't go in for discrimination in the '60s either. -Bill Scott ('64) ~ Santa Maria, CA - where the hills are green and the ornamental fruit trees are blooming - and gas is $2.25 a gallon. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Stu Osborn ('71) Re: NEW email virus - W32.Beagle.K NEW VIRUS ALERT (March 3, 12:30pm Redmond time) A new virus, W32.Beagle.K, is using .ZIP files as a method of entry to systems. Additionally, this virus password protects .ZIP files to evade anti-virus detection. If you receive a password protected .zip file in e-mail, DO NOT OPEN THE .ZIP FILE. If you receive a non-password protected .zip file in e-mail from a known source, contact that source before opening the .zip file. If you receive a .zip file in e-mail from an UNKNOWN source, DO NOT OPEN THE .ZIP FILE. The FRAUDULENT email is being sent around the net containing fictitious information regarding a users ISP and in many cases asking the user to open an included attachment. The email takes several forms, two of which are shown below The attachment is most likely a virus so DO NOT open it as instructed in the email. If you receive one of these emails, please simply DELETE it. NOTE: These emails include no pertinent or truthful information. FRAUDULENT Email Example One -----Original Message----- From: noreply@domain.net [mailto:you@yourdomain.net] Sent: Tuesday, March 02, 2004 5:51 PM To: joe@domain.net Subject: E-mail account disabling warning. Dear user of e-mail server "Domain.net", Our main mailing server will be temporary unavaible for next two days, to continue receiving mail in these days you have to configure our free auto-forwarding service. For details see the attached file. For security reasons attached file is password protected. The password is "57423". The Management, FRAUDULENT Email Example Two -----Original Message----- From: staff@domain.net [mailto:you@yourdomain.net] Sent: Tuesday, March 02, 2004 5:29 PM To: joe@domain.net
Subject: Email account utilization warning. Dear user of "Domain.net" mailing system, Some of our clients complained about the spam (negative e-mail content) outgoing from your e-mail account. Probably, you have been infected by a proxy-relay trojan server. In order to keep your computer safe, follow the instructions. Please, read the attach for further details. In order to read the attach you have to use the following password: 57423. Kind regards, ==================== -Stu Osborn ('71) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Dave Doran ('72) Re: First place showing for Richland High Congrats to my clever and attractive niece Austyn McPherson on her top place results at the Regional Mock Trial competition where she made like a lawyer and prevailed at the bench. Austyn is the daughter of Nancy Doran McPherson ('76) and Tony McPherson, and now the whole family looks forward to years of personal pro bono attention from this legal lady. Way to go Austyn! -Dave Doran ('72) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: 1974 Reunion Planning Committee Re: 30-year RHS/HHS Reunion - Need Classmate Addresses Hello Class of '74 Here is the info on the Hanford/Richland 30-year class reunion in June. Anyone interested can contact Howard Rickard. Richland and Hanford High Schools are combining for the 30-year class reunion on June 25 and 26 (Friday/Saturday). The host hotel is the brand new Courtyard by Marriott at Columbia Point in Richland. Reunion activities are all within walking distance of the hotel which can be viewed at www.Marriott.com/PSCCY . We have negotiated a reduced room rate of $92/night (not including tax) with a block of King/Sofa or Double Queen Bed rooms reserved for Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights. Rooms can be reserved by calling (509) 942-9400. The reunion coincides with the City of Richland's "Cool Desert Nights" car show and evening street dances. 1000 custom cars are involved in displays, cruises, and other events from Thursday through Sunday. There are street dances Friday and Saturday night. Dance tickets are $10 each (Children under 12 Free). The dances will be held right by the hotel at Columbia Point Park. As the hotel is next to the new marina and public docks, you might want to bring your boat for fun with the alumni and transport to the dances. If cars are not your thing, "Ye Merry Greenwood Fair" will be going on in Howard Amon Park, also near the hotel connected by the new Riverside walking path. This renaissance fair has an admission typically in the 7 to 10 dollar range. We will be having a golf tournament on Saturday at the new Columbia Point Golf Course, across the street from the hotel. We are getting some corporate sponsors and money raised by the tournament will go toward the Tri-Cities Cancer Center. The tournament will be followed by a light dinner at the hotel with prize winners announced. Brad Upton ('74) might be there as well to liven up the party. Family and friends are invited to participate in the tournament. Contact Rob Piippo ('70) at (509) 373-3285 for tournament information. A dinner cruise is offered for Friday evening on the Columbia Voyager. Dinner for 80 will be served with no-host bar on a three hour cruise down the Columbia departing from the hotel dock at 6:00pm. You can see the boat at www.columbiavoyager.com - Cost per person will be approximately $50 for the cruise and dinner. The food is catered by the Red Lion Hanford House. Contact Howard Rickard at (509) 372-2475 for cruise reservation or information. Please pass this information along to alumni you know. Please check up on people in your area, or those who you still keep in touch with. Send any contact information you have to Howard Rickard - We will be mailing out announcements shortly and want to reach as many of our classmates as we can. Your help in tracking down the class of '74 is appreciated. -1974 Reunion Planning Committee ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Kim Edgar Leeming ('79) Re: Obituary for Lee Edgar I have attached a link of his obituary for those of you who knew Lee Edgar, (mostly Bombers-Classes of '50s & '60s). You may remember playing softball with him as an adult, watching him coach or referee or reading his column in the Columbia Basin News "Lee Side" as well as wrote about sports in the Spokane Review and Tri-City Herald as a sports editor. While he never attended RHS as a student, he spent more time there than any one of us cheering the Bombers on to victory. http://www.einansfuneralhome.com/obits.html there should also be one in the Tri-City Herald as well. Services will be held on Wednesday, March 3rd, see obit for more details. -Kim Edgar Leeming ('79) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jen Frank ('02) Re: Hoops Honor Roll Jayson and Jessica are not related. Jayson is the little sister of Alyssa ('01) and Amber Miller ('00 or '99 I believe). Congratulations to all of them, they've worked really hard. -Jen Frank ('02) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/05/04 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers, 1 NAB, and 1 Bomber funeral notice today: Jim Doyle ('49), Patti Jones ('60) Shirley Collings ('66), Diane Carpenter ('72) Treg Owings ('76), Don Sorenson (NAB=Not A Bomber) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* BOMBER LUNCHES 'n stuff (in order of appearance) 03/06 Girls of '60 Lunch 03/07 Class of '58 Lunch 04/03 Bob Cowan ('60RIP) Memorial Bench Dedication BOMBER CALENDAR: Richland Bombers Calendar Click the event you want to know more about. ************************************************* ************************************************* >>From: Jim Doyle ('49) Re: Lee Edgar (RIP) On February 26th the Bombers lost one of its best fans, boosters and longtime friends. At age 90, Lee Edgar passed away. Shortly after moving to Richland with my family in 1947 I first met Lee during two-a-day football practices. At that time he was the sports editor for the old Richland Villager and he covered Bomber sports as no one has before or since. Later he became sports editor for the Columbia Basin News and continued his fine coverage of Tri-City high school sports...particularly the Bombers. In the 1980s he retired from his position as a Photographer for Battelle Northwest. He missed being around young kids so he began driving a school bus for the Richland School District. He did this until 1994 when he was 80 (that's right, 80) years old. Subsequently I had the good fortune of serving with him on the Bomber Wall of Fame committee. Recent generations of Bombers have probably never heard of him or have no idea who he was. However, for over 50 years there was never a day that he didn't follow and root for his Bombers. Lee was deeply involved in the beginnings of what we now call the "Bomber Legacy". Lee Edgar was a good man. -Jim Doyle ('49) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) Re: Browns Point fires last fall and recently Many of the Bombers in Western Washington heard on the news about the different fires at Browns Point. Many asked me questions about the fires. Nothing was ever conclusive about the fires so I didn't have a lot of information to give. On February 20, 2004 a house one road over from where I live burned to the ground. The house had been vacated by the tenants. There had been two van fires and a pick-up fire in front of the residence last fall. Those fires we're pointed at the tenant. The big hill fire, the fire by the Cliff House Restaurant, and a house fire were all on the news. My neighbors business caught on fire. These were all along Marine View Dr. All were fires that could have swept through Browns Point because of the old houses, hot weather and dryness. Arson was mentioned at times! The police department and the fire department could not say it was true. On the 24th of February a neighbor was arrested for arson. He had lived in the area for over nine years. I have spoken to him many times walking on the road when he would be mowing and taking care of the property while I was walking my dog or walking to the store. When he was picked up by the police he admitted to the house fire, van fires and pick-up. It is not known at this time whether he is linked to all the fires. Some of the neighbors believe he will be. The roads at Browns Point are odd. Where the arsonist lived is a road over from my place. There is a big huge yard, then a garage (not enclosed with a door until late last year). The garage is across the road facing my place, about 50 feet from my home. I was told yesterday that the arsonist was storing in the garage enough Hydrousamonia, used in Methamphetamine (sp),in a container that could blow up 1.6 miles. The container was marked in a way that it didn't show that it was what it was. Confirmed this today with a fireman and the wife of the Fire Chief's wife. The Grocery store clerk and I we're talking at the grocery store this morning. The lady in the line behind me volunteered that she is the wife of the Fire Chief for Browns Point and what I was saying was true. We moved out of the line to talk. A fireman in uniform came in the door. We stopped him and asked questions. He confirmed it all, also. (One of the nice part's of living at Brown's Point it is a small town like Richland. Everyone is friendly.) The arrest has cleared up many questions for the residents at Browns Point. He still has opportunity for bail. His Jury trial is April 12, 2004 then we will all be able to sigh a relief. Over the last couple of days my mind has wandered over the time my grandchildren and children have visited. I send my eight year old granddaughter off to school most mornings. The amount of people the arsonist could have effected is endless. Life is so precious. Still feeling the scariness of it all. Bombers Forever -Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) ~ Browns Point, WA ~ Rain storm keep sweeping through not lasting long. Little windy today keeping a chill in the air but sunny. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) Re: Sports News From the 03/03/04 TCHerald's 'The Sideline' 'Richland's Buck wins national player of week' Travis Buck ('02) has not only been named the Pac-10 Player of the Week but also Collegiate Baseball's National Player of the week. Way to go, Travis! -Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) ~ Richland ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Diane Carpenter Kipp ('72) To: Stu Osborn ('71) Thank you very much for the warning. I know I'm the most ignorant of the ignorant, but what is a zip file anyway? Is the word "zip" ever actually seen? To: Bill Scott ('64) Congratulations on your book - that's a wonderful achievement. To: Dave Doran ('72) Congratulations to your niece. I think nieces and nephews are one of God's greatest inventions. They're close enough to care very much about, enjoy, and feel proud of, yet not so close that we panic over them the way we can do over our own children. -Diane Carpenter Kipp ('72) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Treg Owings ('76) To: Ruth Miles Bruns ('59) Hi Ruth, I work for the Natural Resources Conservation Service. I transferred here in June from Central Oregon. So far, we really like Goldendale. Since you live near the Little Klick do you have many rattlers near your place? A friend, Greg Fahlenkamp, tells me there are loads of them along the creek. We are anxious for our first real summer here. Hope to find all the good spots for hunting and fishing. -Treg Owings ('76) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Don Sorenson (NAB) Re: Tony the Clown and the Miniature Circus To All Bombers, Read about Tony the Clown and the Circus and found some 1951 or 1952 pictures of same. Hope you enjoy the pictures. Question: Does anyone remember the small amusement park the Brinkerhoff's owned in the '50s? -Don Sorenson (NAB) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* Funeral Notice >>Charles Thomas Ronk ('59) ~ 1/5/41 - 1/28/04 FuneralNotices.tripod.com *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/06/04 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 8 Bombers and 1 Bomber funeral notice today: Dick McCoy ('45), Betty Ely ('47) Millie Finch ('54), Burt Pierard ('59) Richard Anderson ('60), Roger Gress ('61) Ann Engel ('63), Stu Osborn ('71) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ray Wells ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: John Browne, Jr. ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Pat Doriss Trimble ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bobbie Gilstrap Garrick ('72) BOMBER CALENDAR: Richland Bombers Calendar Click the event you want to know more about. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Dick McCoy ('45) Re: Lee Edgar (RIP) Thanks Jim Doyle ('49) for the kind words about the passing of Lee Edgar. At first I thought familiar... but who? Then Jim mentioned the Villager and the Columbia Basin News. Gosh, 90 years. What a great sports editor and a real nice guy. I haven't seen nor heard from him in some fifty years. -Dick McCoy, From the tin can class of 1945 And an old reader of Edgar. So long, Lee. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Betty Ely King ('47) Re: Diane Dudley Chubb ('54RIP) Diane was very beautiful on the inside as well as on the outside. Kenny ('53) and Diane were two people who really loved each other. They bought our home on the hill overlooking her parents' home and the Yakima River. They bought the home in 1971. I was working in Seattle in 1975 and Kenny sent me an application to work for Westinghouse as a librarian. I forgot about it and he called and said they still wanted a librarian to work on the FFTF project. I started work as a research librarian on January 26, 1976. I owe my return to Richland to them and have enjoyed being back in Richland... I have not seen them for years... I did not know she was ill... I hope Kenny and Diane had some wonderful retirement years with their daughters and grandchildren. No one could be a better example to follow than Diane and Kenny... I just thought those two were perfect. But, they also had two great sets of parents to follow. Love, to the family... -Betty Ely Trainor King ('47) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Millie Finch Gregg ('54) Re: Diane Dudley Chubb ('54RIP) To: Ken Chubb ('53) I was so saddened this morning when I read the TCH and learned that Diane had died. What a dear, dear, sweet soul. The Dudleys and Chubbs lived right up the street from me as a child, and we had lots of fun together in our earlier years, as well as into jr. high and high school. Diane was in my girl scout troop and I learned very early on to love her for her. She had a sweet, sweet spirit about her. I send my condolences to you Ken and your girls and may your wonderful memories of Diane keep your mind and body going in the days ahead. You truly had a "gem" and you realized it early on. God Bless you always, Her friend and Yours, -Millie Finch Gregg ('54) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Burt Pierard ('59) To: Don Sorenson (NAB) & anybody else who might give a rip Re: Tony (The Atomic Clown), Prince Sisters Circus & me (The Little Atom) OK, Don. Your submission of the Prince Sisters Miniature Circus pics inspired me to get off my duff and scan some stuff from my scrapbook. I have included an article from the July-August 1953 issue of "Adventures Ahead" magazine (the GE House Organ mag) and a follow-up article from the Sept. 20, 1953 Spokesman Review. Both articles were written by Mina Miller of HEW, and contain pretty good Bios of both Tony and the Miniature Circus. The text mentions that the Circus played for two weeks the year before which matches up nicely with your 1952 dating of your pics. I also noticed that the teen group that served as ushers, guides and "Roadies" was called "Triple Teens," a fact I was unable to recall in an earlier posting. The last pic in the Adventures article is interesting for two reasons. One, I'm in it (gee, I was a cute little tyke when the makeup covered up what a nerdy kid I was) and two, you can see two of the wagons (1 inch = 1 foot scale) in which the whole circus would be packed for moving. [Mini Circus Pictures scanned by Pierard] The most glaring error in the articles is a statement that I was going to be attending Chief Jo the next year. Even though I am sure that all you Chief Jo people would be honored to claim me as an alum, I was a Carmichael Cougar ('56) through and through. Since we are wandering far afield from Jim Jensen's ('50) original question about alternative uses for the old RHS Building, I might just as well keep going. Tony Prince was a friend of my Dad and he always seemed to be around as far back as I can remember. The memories of working with him are golden but the biggest and best memory comes from when the Ringling Bros. Circus came to Kennewick in the late '40s. My Dad, brother Dick ('52) & I were over at the Kennewick Train Depot at the crack of dawn when the First Section pulled in. This Section contained the tents, poles, roustabouts, elephants, etc. They unloaded the gear and had a mini-parade to the site. Then we watched as they used the elephants for all the heavy work required for raising the Big Top and all the other tents. Later on, my Dad and I came back (Dick was probably in school & I was playing Hookey) and met Tony. He took us back to Clown Alley to meet some of his old friends from when he was with Ringling. Then my Dad & I were permitted to watch the whole show from the entrance/exit ramp, seeing all the performers up close and personal. What a thrill for an 8 year old! Bomber Cheers, -Burt Pierard ('59) ~ Richland ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Richard Anderson ('60) Re: Hoops Report -- Regional Semi-Final Two games last night, one very good and one very bad. The good game: Wa-Hi 41 - Pasco 40. A great game from opening tip to ending horn. Every possession, by both teams, was contested, and contested well. Wa-Hi managed TWO field goals in the entire second half (two threes by Bryce Pendleton) and seemed right at home. Both teams can make free throw shooting a bit of an adventure; both did, which led to the nail-biting conclusion. The bad game: Davis 60 - Bombers 51. The score differential is deceptive. Bombers could have continued playing this one for the next week or so and not come any closer than the nine point final margin. The boys managed 11 field goals in the second half and not a one of them seemed to make much of a difference. An all around ooops: rotten shooting, poor ball handling, loss of composure. But, the kids will be just fine; they know that they played badly, and that they can forget the sorry affair, and that they can punch their ticket to State this afternoon with a victory over Central Valley. I fully expect them to do so (as I expect Pasco to thump North Central) -- all four Big Nine teams ought to make it to Tacoma. ====================================================== 1 2 3 4 Davis 15 29 44 60 Bombers 13 22 34 51 Bixler 4, York 21, Ben Cartmell 2, Bussman 12, Frank 2, Miller 4, Sam Cartmell 6, Brooks 0, Conley 0, Roberts 0, Stevens 0 ====================================================== -Richard Anderson ('60) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Roger Gress ('61) Happy Birthday to John Brown Jr Classic Class of 1961. -Roger Gress ('61) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Ann Engel Schafer ('63) To: Don Sorenson {NAB} Not only do I remember the amusement park owned by the Brinkerhoffs but my brother George Engel ('56) went with Doris Brinkerhoff ('57) and worked at the park. I got to ride on the Merry-Go-Round many times and it was a thrill for this little girl. -Ann Engel Schafer ('63) ~ in rainy Vancouver, WA ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Stu Osborn ('71) Re: .ZIP files/viruses To: Diane Carpenter Kipp ('72) You're welcome for the virus warning, Diane and the Bombers. I'm going to take it upon myself to send up a red flag to the RHS faithful here whenever the threat of a virus looms or rears its ugly head. By getting prior knowledge of the methods by which these things spread ahead of time, we as Bombers can do our part to slow the spread of these things, at least from our ISPs. At Microsoft, most groups have access to speedy and pertinent information about these dastardly attempts to grab a moment of infamy on the net for their inane developers. While I was daydreaming between running my test cases yesterday, it occurred to me how eventually everyone who uses a computer will become wise to the tactic of someone you don't know sending you an email asking you to either execute a .EXE, launch a .SCR or open a .ZIP. Eventually I thought, the next version of Windows will be so secure and trustworthy that there will be little to no insecure code on people's machines to exploit in the first place. Ah... Nirvana! That's probably a pipedream since people write code and people make mistakes but it was a nice thought during my day. But to answer your question, Diane .ZIP files are compressed files with the .ZIP extension that contain one or more files inside them. Multiple files can be included in one ZIP file that without being compressed are often times much larger than the ZIP file they're contained in. Zipping files is a way that you can send attachments in an email that are larger than what your ISP allows for a size limit for attachments. A bit of history: In the early '90s a company called WinZip built an application that was used to compress multiple files, made an eval version available and asked users to register it. This company still exists but now the capability to compress files is now a Windows feature. From Windows Explorer, on the most recent operating systems, you can highlight multiple files of any extension and with them all highlighted, you right-click and choose the "Send To -> Compressed (zipped) Folder" option. Windows then compresses all highlighted files into one .ZIP file and writes that file in the same directory containing the files that you highlighted. It's a good way to send multiple pictures (.JPGs) to your friends. When they get the .ZIP, they can either save it on their hard drive and open it there or dbl-click it in the mail message and Windows Explorer will open it showing it's contents. Then a dbl-click of the files inside will launch the application they are associated with. That's a danger though. Executing files from email is how viruses (worms) can be spread. -Stu Osborn ('71) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* Funeral Notice >>Diane Dudley Chubb ('54) ~ 5/11/35 - 3/3/04 FuneralNotices.tripod.com *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/07/04 ~ IDITAROD TIME AGAIN ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers and 1 NAB: Curt Donahue ('53), Wally Erickson ('53) Gloria Adams ('54), Don Sorenson (NAB=Not A Bomber) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* IDITAROD TIME AGAIN: A record 87 Mushers started the race at Anchorage yesterday morning... My favorite, Martin Buser, finished 1st in 2002 and 4th in 2003. Martin has 2 Bomber neighbors: Maggie Gilstrap O'Hara ('74) & family and Vickie Andersen Simmons ('67) & family. Once again, lack of snow has forced the Iditarod to shift its restart today from Wasilla north to Willow. In 2002, Martin crossed the finish line in Nome and set a new record: 8 days, 22 hours, 46 minutes 02 seconds... maybe this year's end will come somewhere around the 14th or 15th. http://www.cabelasiditarod.com/ ******************************************************* ******************************************************* LUNCH TODAY: Class of '58 BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Melanie Lawson Kohler ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ray Fisher ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rod Jochen ('80) BOMBER CALENDAR: Richland Bombers Calendar Click the event you want to know more about. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Curt Donahue ('53) Re: Diane Dudley Chubb ('54RIP) I was so saddened to read about the passing of Diane. She was someone special and you knew that from the moment you met her. I went to school with Diane, Ken ('53) and Jerry ('53) at Lewis and Clark and at Col-Hi. My sincerest condolences to Ken and family and to Jerry. May our gracious God grant you peace and comfort at this trying time. -Curt Donahue ('53) ~ Federal Way ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Wally Erickson ('53) Re: Diane Dudley Chubb ('54RIP) To: Ken Chubb ('53), Jerry Dudley ('53) and their families I'm not sure Ken or Jerry will see this email... but, I want to express my regrets hearing about the passing of Diane. She will be remembered for the great girl she was at Columbia High. At least that's when I first got to know her. Both Ken ('53) and Jerry ('53) were in my class at Carmichael and Col. High. I saw Ken and Jerry at our 50th class reunion.... and it is with great regret that I didn't spend more time with each of them at the reunion. They too, are great people to be around and know. If you're not sure you will be going to your class reunion... think again... it's well worth being there!!!!! Gob Bless Diane Dudley Chubb... she's at peace now. -Wally Erickson ('53) ~ We got more snow yesterday in the Coeur d'Alene area. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Gloria Adams Fulcher ('54) Re: Diane Dudley Chubb ('54RIP) We send our heart-felt prayers to Ken Chubb and family. Diane was certainly one of a kind. She always seemed to be the perfect "lady", even in high school. Always a smile on her face and never, ever a bad word about anyone. I respected Diane very much and not only the family will miss her, we all will. -Gloria Adams Fulcher ('54) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Don Sorenson (NAB) Re: Amusement Park To: All Bombers, My thanks to those who commented on the Brinkerhoff's amusement park. Reed Brinkerhoff is my father-in-law and Doris Brinkerhoff DeFord ('57) is my wife's favorite Aunt. The comments from Bill Scott ('64), Rex Hunt ('53WB), and Ann Engel Schafer ('63) have been forwarded to Doris. Re: Tony the Clown I realized I did not show pictures of Tony so I have sent them in. 1950sMiniCircus.htm With the mention of Mina Miller I remembered she was the columnist for "Todays GE WOMAN" section in the early fifties site newspaper. She had a great recipe for pancakes in one issue. I had the opportunity to speak to Mina before alzhiemers destroyed her memory. What a sweetheart! Mina was a single young woman at Hanford Camp during the Christmas holiday in 1944 feeling very lonely and missing her family. The song "Silent Night" came over the camp PA system and she told me "I just broke down and cried". And to Burt Pierard ('59) thanks for scanning those stories of Tony the Clown. Lastly the address 505 Goethals, is this where the Circus was in 1951? -Don Sorenson (NAB) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/08/04 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 10 Bombers sent stuff: Norma Myrick ('54), Burt Pierard ('59) Richard Anderson ('60), Deedee Willox ('64) Linda Reining ('64), Maren Smyth ('63 & '64) Rick Maddy ('67), Tom Albert ('69) Mary Horton ('75), Gary Schauer ('84) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim Adair ('66) BOMBER CALENDAR: Richland Bombers Calendar Click the event you want to know more about. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Norma Myrick Nunamaker ('54) Re: Diane Dudley Chubb ('54RIP) I was so sorry to read that Diane had passed away. She was so well liked by all. My heart is heavy with sadness, but I know she is in a much better place. My deepest sympathy to you Ken and your family. May God be with all. My prayers remain with you. God Bless, -Norma Myrick Nunamaker ('54) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Burt Pierard ('59) To: Don Sorenson (NAB) Re: The 505 Goethals notation It's good to find another DDRS (Declassified Documents Retrieval System) addict. As I am sure you have found out by now, the captions for their pictures are extremely suspect and rife with errors (although in this case, they were correct). As an amateur Historian, inaccuracies drive me up the wall, especially their interchangeable use of "Camp Hanford" to caption both the Construction Camp and the Army Camp pics. They even have 5 pics from 1953 of Tony & I where I assume they misread a handwritten label and captioned them as "Toni Prince & Button Farrand." But I realize that most of the workers on that project are "kids" that weren't even alive when most of the pics were taken by Robley Johnson. But I digress and feel much better after that venting. Now to your question. The DDRS pics of Tony & the Miniature Circus that you sent in were taken in January 1952 and referred to the location as the old Christian Advent Church at 505 Goethals. All of this is correct although the Advent reference is a little misleading. The church was actually the old Richland Methodist Church (before the government takeover) and the Adventists were only the last tenants of the building (Central United Protestant & Trinity Lutheran before them) before it was sold to South Side United Protestant and torn down for their expansion. I affectionately refer to that building as the "Belfry Church." Also remember that Goethals used to be the other main N-S street through Downtown (with GWW) before it was renamed Jadwin. So the 505 address is correct. Further confirmation of the location is assured when you use my favorite technique for identifying pics, namely look at the background. Applying this method, you see a wood stove pipe and clearly a church window. If you compare that to the last pic in the Adventures article of an actual performance, you see that they are two different locations. Also, it is obvious that Tony did not have enough room to set up the circus in the church - note that the animal cage wagons are set up under the Big Top as opposed to the RHS setup where everything is spread out. I have no personal memory of this "temporary" setup but maybe one of the Triple Teen people who helped set it up in the church can help out here. As I said earlier, my only memory of the circus is the performances that we did in the RHS Bldg. and I'm sure that those were in the summer of 1952, some 7 months or so later. Bomber Cheers, -Burt Pierard ('59) ~ Richland ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Richard Anderson ('60) Re: Hoops Report -- Regional Final As expected, Pasco and Richland defeated their GSL opponents in the afternoon loser-out games. Neither game generated much suspense, Pasco winning by 18 and Bombers by 16 (more below). The Bomber girls won their loser-out game against Wenatchee and go to Tacoma as the only Big Nine girls team to make the State Tournament. GO BLUE! In the Championship game Davis didn't stand much of a chance against Wa-Hi. Not with (sitting left to right) Jim House ('63), Ray Stein ('64), Judy Stein Mitchell ('71), and David Stein ('61) making certain that Ryan Mitchell (Wa-Hi '04) would take care of business on the floor. And he did: 19 points and Regional MVP. Poor Jim; surrounded by a rabid and vocal mob of blue-clad Wa-Hi supporters, a mob which would jump to its feet and clap wildly whenever the Wa-Hi pep band played the school song - - and it did often. Anyway, Wa-Hi went down by seven at halftime and we fans were a bit glum. But, then came the glorious third quarter: Blue Devils outscored Davis by eleven. The two teams traded baskets and free throws during an exciting and hectic fourth quarter (20 points for each team) and Wa-Hi was Region Champion by 62-58. Oddly, for all the success that Jim Thacker has enjoyed over the years, it was the first Regional Championship for Wa-Hi. Two Bombers and two Blue Devils on the all-tournament team: 1st team: Mitchell (Wa-Hi) MVP, James York (Bombers); 2nd team: Tim Bussman (Bombers), Bryce Pendleton (Wa-Hi). The state tournament draw was posted Sunday afternoon and all four Big Nine teams look to be favorably placed. While unlikely, the brackets work out that if each of the Big Nine teams wins its first two games the four would meet in the semi-finals: Pasco v. Wa-Hi and Davis v. Bombers. Unlikely, but one can hope. A couple of useful links for tournament coverage: WIAA (bracket sheets and live web- casts of all games -- girls and boys) www.wiaa.com; Seattle Times www.seattletimes.com> (go to the sports section) usually has a decent capsule breakout of each of the teams in the tournament. Bombers 62 - Central Valley 46. It took the boys a while to get started, spotting the Bears an 8-0 lead before getting the train on the tracks and ending the first quarter up by two. A workmanlike effort during the second increased the lead to four at halftime. I assume that Coach Streufert emphasized a better defensive effort during the intermission; Bombers clamped down a bit and shoved the offense into cruise control for the second half and won going away. Central Valley just ran out of gas. Note: during the first half I was surrounded by the CV girls team; I assured them that I would put in a good word with Mr. Stein -- for that is how they would know Ray, who teaches math at CV (and coaches his first love, track). They seemed to be a first class group of kids. ====================================================== 1 2 3 4 Central Valley 10 25 33 46 Bombers 12 29 44 62 Bixler 11, York 16, Ben Cartmell 0, Bussman 13, Frank 12, Miller 6, Sam Cartmell 2, Brooks 0, Roberts 0, Conley 0, Feaster 0, Stevens 2 ====================================================== -Richard Anderson ('60) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Deedee Willox Loiseau ('64) Re: Amusement Park Wasn't there something like that behind Tastee Freeze? Was there a train? Help me out, someone, these are vague memories. -Deedee Willox Loiseau ('64) ~ Burbank, WA - where the wind has blown all day. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Linda Reining ('64) by any chance did anyone watch the E! True Hollywood Story Sunday night, about Goldie Hawn and Kate Hudson? one of the directors of Kate Hudson's movie, "Almost Famous" (I think that was the name of the movie) had on a Green and Gold Letterman's Jacket----had a BIG "R" on the front of it----looked just like ours---his name was Donald Petrie. is he an alumni of our great Col-Hi? -Linda Reining ('64) ~ Bakersfield, CA - temps are climbing towards the high 70s by the end of the week. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Maren Smyth ('63 & '64) Re: Iditarod www.iditarod.com/ and/or www.cabelasiditarod.com/ Martin Buser is currently in 26th place... which means absolutely nothing at this point in the race. Three of the mushers in this year's race are Iditarod Hall of Famers: Martin has 4 wins under his belt, Jeff King has 3, and Rick Swenson has 5-1/2 wins to his credit. There are so many variables with the Iditarod. Martin was in 6th place when I started typing this and is now in 26th place. The two leaders have already arrived at the Finger Lake check point.. there are 22 teams that will arrive at the Finger Lake check point very soon. It's conceivable that a rookie could blow by all the veterans and win... ya gotta watch everybody. There are even two (unrelated) Smyths in the race! All but 5 of the mushers are still running 16-dog teams. A few race statistics: There are 53 veterans and 34 rookies, 70 men and 17 women representing Alaska, Colorado, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Texas, Washington, Wisconsin, Wyoming, Canada, Germany, Italy and Norway. The two from Washington are rookies: Steve Madsen from Toulte and Perry Solmonson from Plain. One Veteran from WA withdrew in January: Clint Warnke from Fife. -Maren Smyth ('63 & '64) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Rick Maddy ('67) To: Don Sorenson (NAB) Re: <> Don, I'm not real sure exactly what year women forgot how to cook (the mother of my children, a '69wb, was a great cook), but the pancake recipe made me perk a bit. Doesn't take much to get me to perk these days. Not to elaborate, I'm just thankful the taste buds go last. And, since my middle name is Buffet, I'm curious if you have the pancake recipe? ...and willing to share. As a matter of fact, if anyone has pancakes from scratch recipes, even those flapjacks, saddle blankets or whatever you call them with the cornmeal involved... you know who to email. THANK YOU, -Rick Maddy ('67) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Tom Albert ('69) Re: Preparing for Our 35th Reunion The class of 69 reunion committee is trying to locate and/or verify the address information on classmates for their up and coming 35th reunion. If you have not been contacted by the committee via phone or Email and your home address has changed, please Email us. If any of the Bomber Family has any information (Email, phone, address, relative, rumor) on the classmates listed below please contact Tom Albert. Thanks in advance for your help!! Lynn Allison, Valerie Anderson, Peter Bird, Ed Bowman, Ken Brightman, James Cantrell, William Carey, Eugene Conner, Verlie Cristman, Kathy Drake, Barbra Fisher, John Funderburg, Darlene Gibson, Jeff Godwin, Sylvia Griffin, Johnathan Hall, John Harris, Jack Helgeson, Sandra Hendrickson, Pamela Heneghen, Jim Hill, Sharon Hoffman, Cherie Hooper, Howard Horrocks, Charlene Hunter, Carolyn Jones, Don Klemke, Bob Krahenbuhl, Dominique Lassia, Roxanne Lewis, Mike Livingston, Diane Marsh, Jon Mason, Pam Mattingly, Michael Miller, Norma Minnick, Christina Muller, Mona Neibaur, Rita Nelson, Sally Nelson, Craig Nichols, Terri O'Connell, Ron Paulsen, Nancy Payne, Thomas Pedersen, Patty Perkins, Blaine Peterson, Robert Putman, Robert Richards, Darrel Smith, Steve Smith, Susan Smith, Sharon Steele, Janet Turner, Richard Turner, Rose Valenzuela, Lisa White, John Wolf -Tom Albert ('69) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Mary Horton Finch ('75) Re: "Uncle Jimmy" I found out at Church this morning that Jim, "Uncle Jimmy" Nolan passed away yesterday, Saturday, March 6th. I know many Bombers were touched by his show as we were growing up. If you'd like to send email remembrances of Uncle Jimmy and how he touched your life e-mail me and I will forward them to his daughter, Kathy. She says that she and her family are making a memory book of her dad and would like to hear from anyone who knew her dad. Please keep Kathy and her family in your prayers. Thanks -Mary Horton Finch ('75) ~ From cloudy, but warming Olympia, WA where the Daffodils, Crocus and Camelias are all starting to bloom. Spring is coming!!!! Yay!!! ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Gary Schauer ('84) Re: Help requested from all Bomber alumni - 1984 Class reunion missing list Hello fellow Bomber alumni! It's been about 6 weeks since my last posting for help in finding our classmates from 1984 for our upcoming 20-year reunion. We received a couple responses last time (thank you), and have been working the list hard since then, but still have many missing classmates. Please take a look at this list and send any information (e-mail and/or home address) you may have to Shannon Davari or myself. Even if you don't know the person themselves, but may have contact information for their parents or siblings, we'll take that to get us started. Your help is much appreciated. Abrams, John; Allen, Tod; Andersen, Jeff; Andrie, Nicole; Arledge, Maria; Ausmus, Glenn; Averbeck, Scott; Baird, Chuck; Bampton, Dain; Barton, Tami; Bender, Stephanie; Bensel, Patty; Benson, Kim; Biddlecome, Lew; Black, Paul; Bogner, Bob; Braaten, Cheryl; Brackensick, David; Bray, Eric; Brothers, Joan; Brower, Hugh; Brown, Margene; Brown, Allen; Bryer, Jeff; Buchanan, Robert; Burney, James; Campbell, David; Carlson, Rick; Carlson, Shawn; Carter, Scott; Carter, Ron; Chandler, Rick; Chorley, Jill; Christensen, Richard; Clement, Pat; Collins, Jodee; Compau, Terry; Copeland, Raif; Cowley, David; Cristaldo, Jorge; Cummins, James; Cunningham, Pat; Darcy, Kathleen; Davis, Kelly; Dean, Robin; Deaton, Sterling; Dellarocco, James; Dens, Mark; Dittman, Terry; Dohrer, Christine; Duffield, Kevin; Dunbar, Andy; Duncan, Polly; Dunham,Tracie; Ehlert, Mike; Eliason, Jon; Ellis, Michelle; Fermanich, Melissa; Fisher, Angie; Fox, Steve; Freeman, Lisa; Gaugush, Jennifer; Gentle, Myrna; Gonzales, Raquel; Gould, Brenda; Green, Patti; Grytness, Jerry; Gubala, Allyson; Gunter, Staci; Guzek, Bethany; Hansen, Julie; Harper, Douglas; Harris, Kelly; Harris, Kimberly; Harris, Shane; Harrow, Jeff; Hasszu, Cynthia; Henson, Kelly; Hermont, Mariane; Hinz, Steve; Hoffman, Patty; Hogan, Michael; Holland, John; Hopperstad, Rod; Howry, Kari; Jensen, Chrissie; Jenson, Gary; Jerome, Tracy; Jimerson, Kim; Jones, Peter; Kidder, Paula; Knight, Ken; Koerner, Felecia; Kohl, Becky; Koski, Kaarina; Kraft, Brian; Krueger, Craig; Kumar, Naveen Garg; Lafevers, Corinna; Lane, Angela; Lassila, Susan; Lawrence, Steve; Lee, Chris; Leigh, Matt; Lepinski, Brian; Lewis, Colleen; Lewis, Denny; Lewis, Jenny; Long, Cathy; Lucke, Shannon; Lumsden, Nathan; MacIsaac, Lori; Mahoney, Jackie; Matejovic, Roberta; McGrady, Rocky; McKibbin, Mike; McVay, Mary; McVicker, Stacey; Melton, Wayne; Mendel, Frank; Messenger, Troy; Milicia, Lynn; Moore, Cam; Morey, Kelly; Morse, Marty; Morton, Doug; Mouser, Don; Muller, Kim; Naugle, Daniel; Nelson, Robert; Nguyen, Clark; Norris, Christy; Papenfuss, Lynnette; Partridge, Kim; Paullin, Dawn; Pember, Karen; Penman, Debbie; Perkins, Ginger; Peterson, Cheryl; Pope, Holly; Potter, Debra; Raekes, Nick; Ramirez, Jeff; Ramos, Richard; Reed, Whit; Reisenauer, Andrea; Reynolds, Lisa; Roberts, Jill; Roberts, Alan; Robinson, Marty; Robinson, Robbie; Roddy, Dave; Roderberger, Dave; Rutledge, Jeff; Sansom, Kim; Santjer, Dan; Sasser, Kyla; Scalise, Sally; Schamp, Shari; Schildknecht, Kathleen; Schreiber, Dawna; Scott, Debra; Sedore, Dan; See, Sheila; Shanley, Kay; Sharp Marsh, Jenny; Sherer, Tim; Slocum, Kelly; Smart, Hank; Smatlak, Betty; Smith, Sheree; Smith-Logan, Aaron; Sommerville, Kent; Speer, Suzie; Sprute, Anne; St. Clair, John; St. Feline, Pewter; Staley, Karen; Stevens, Jean; Stromblad, Peter; Strope, Scott; Stull, Sissy; Sullivan, Lynnette; Titus, Maryellen; Versteeg, Lynn; Vines, Jerome; Von Erem, Brian; Wagener, Dan; Wahler, Kelly; Wallace, David; Welshons, Dewayne; Westbrook, Darreldlene; Westlund, Derek; White, Jerry; Wick, Larry; Wilkens, Chauncey; Williams, Michelle; Willrich, Jeff; Wilson, Brenda; Woo, Carol; Wood, Pam Thank you! -Gary Schauer ('84) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/09/04 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 12 Bombers sent stuff: James Jensen ('50), Gloria Adams ('54), Peter "Kay" Wheadon ('56), Tom Hughes ('56) Ruth Miles ('59), Larry Mattingly ('60) Roger Gress ('61), Maren Smyth ('63 & '64) Patti Snider ('65), Lynn-Marie Hatcher ('68) Diane Carpenter ('72), Jerry Sions ('74) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: George Hammons ('51) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rob Peutz ('73) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Leonard Peters ('61) and MaryMike Hartnett Peters ('61) BOMBER CALENDAR: Richland Bombers Calendar Click the event you want to know more about. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: James Jensen ('50) Re: Maren Smyth ('63 and '64) interesting coverage of the Iditarod. Great links and pictures in the 3/8 submittal!!! We wintered over in Anchorage in 1986-'87 We lived in the Outlook Apartments. Hadn't paid much attention to the event until my wife called me at work one day and excitedly told me about all of the dogs, sleds and people milling about in the street below one of our windows. Snow had to be brought into the prep and starting areas for the 1987 race. Oddly there were mountains of it between the rear of the apartments and the gym (where the Great Alaska Shootout is held). Alliene loved the whole process and watched until the last sled disappeared up the street. Thanks Maren! -James Jensen ('50) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Gloria Adams Fulcher ('54) To: Linea Reining ('64) Re: Asking about Donald Petrie - a Bomber? Derwood Petrie was in the class of '54. -Gloria Adams Fulcher ('54) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Peter "Kay" Wheadon ('56) Re: Tony the Clown To: Don Sorenson (NAB) I recognized the picture of one of the boys in the fourth picture of your Tony the Clown set. The one on the right is Jerry Mikkelsen ('55). He and his wife, Lorna Lee ('59) are serving as missionaries in South Africa. I sent the address down to him of the pictures, and this is his response. "Thank you! Thank you! Yes, that is me and Earl Ferguson when we were about 14. We spent two weeks setting up the circus, selling tickets, and putting on the show. The sponsor was a retired circus clown. I had lots of fun playing with all the toys, people, and wind-up animals he used in the show. The show was staged in an old church house in downtown Richland. I have printed out the pictures for my records. Thanks for the pictures. This was a happy experience in my life that I had forgotten entirely about." -Peter "Kay" Wheadon ('56) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Tom Hughes ('56) Re: Brinkerhoff's Amusement Park I remember the park very well. I spent many hours there. Jess, Elva, Reed ('52), Virginia ('54), & Doris ('57) were family friends from the day we moved into Richland and my Mom and Dad spent many evenings playing Canasta with them. We could always get Reed to play "Redwing" on the piano. I remember the little train and when Reed fell off of the train and broke his arm. Popcorn and Lemon Lime Soda and stepping on to and off of the Merry-Go-Round to get to the big lever that started and stopped the ride. Many great memories. Tom Hughes ('56) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Ruth Miles Bruns ('59) Re: Goldendale wildlife To: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) "My" great blue heron is a loner, too. I see it most often on early morning walks with my dog. My husband sees one occasionally on the golf course a mile or so up the road -- it may be the same one. We saw your cousin Allan ('59) the other day at the post office in Roosevelt when we were on our way to the Tri-Cities for a grandson's fifth birthday. It's been fun to be in touch with Allan again after forty-some years ... To: Treg Owings ('76) I've heard quite a bit about the rattlesnakes, but have yet to see one. A good friend of mine who's been selling real estate for at least a decade has tramped around all sorts of property in the county, and has never spotted a rattlesnake. My theory is that the snakes don't want to deal with us any more than we want to deal with them, and it's easy for them to avoid us noisy humans. -Ruth Miles Bruns ('59) ~ in beautiful downtown Goldendale, WA where Spring keeps on advertising and today must be at least a four-mountain day with bright, clear skies ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Larry Mattingly ('60) Re: amusement parks To: Burt Pierard ('59) Re: The "Belfry Church". Having been run out of that condemned building numerous times in my youth, I can still fairly clearly remember details. There were several of us who took pride in being able to climb to the belfry even after they took the stairs out to prevent it. It was a great place to catch pigeons. While a place like that might nowadays be used for booze and drugs, it was all very innocent in those times. Although I do remember picking up beer bottles around there. At a penny each, a bag full would net you enough to go to the Saturday matinee at the Village Theater for 12/13 cents. Re: ON TO STATE Looking forward to attending at least a couple of the games in the state tournament. To: Deedee Willox Loiseau ('64) Re: Amusement Park behind Tastee Freeze There were indeed several rides for children located just behind the Tastee Freeze for a couple of years. It did include a small train with tracks running around the small site. Not sure if it qualified as an "amusement park". As I remember, it was only 2-3 rides plus the train. After it closed some of it sat there for a couple of years in the weeds rusting away. I am going to guess around '51-'53? I believe Parker Hanson was the owner of Tastee Freeze at the time. I remember you could order a thick shake and he would turn it upside down and slide it across the counter to you without losing a drop. "Happiness is the sky in bloom" -J Larry Mattingly ('60) ~ From home in the warm Tacoma area where I will plant my new rose garden this week. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Roger Gress ('61) Happy Anniversary To Leonard and Mary Mike Hartnett Peters, Classic Class of 1961. -Roger Gress ('61) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Maren Smyth ('63 & '64) Re: Iditarod Update: www.iditarod.com/ and/or www.cabelasiditarod.com/ Martin Buser is in 13th place and He's down to 15 dogs. There's one rookie in the top ten. The leaders have departed the Rohn check point headed for the Nikolai check point. Veteran musher, Sonny Lindner (his best finish was 2nd place in '81), is down to 12 dogs; 2 rookies have 13 remaining; SEVERAL (including Dee Dee Jonrowe) have 14; and everybody else has 15 or 16. One rookie scratched at Rainy Pass, so that leaves 86 teams still in the race. -Maren Smyth ('64 & '64) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Patti Snider Miller ('65) I regret to report that a fellow alumni, class of 1997 has passed away. Chad Goplin ('97) had a heart attack at the age of 24 on Sunday, 4-7. My prayers are out to his parents Carol and Neal Goplin and family. -Patti Snider Miller ('65) ~ Richland ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Lynn-Marie Hatcher ('68) To: Deedee Willox Loiseau ('64) Re: Amusement Park Indeed, there was some kind of little amusement park with rides behind Tastee Freeze -- although I think it must have shut down in the middle '50s. I do distinctly remember riding on miniature the merry-go-round there when I was four -- in 1955. Much to her humiliation (but not surprise -- she was 'privileged' to take on such duties all the time), my sister, Sally ('60), at age 13, had to ride on it with me. I slipped and kind of half fell from my horsie. Bumped my head on the bar to which the horse was attached, but managed not to fall all the way off. Nothing serious. However, Daddy was watching, and he about had a heart attack. To make up to me for the "trauma" (I guess she was supposed to have been holding on to me more tightly, or something), Sally was forced to ride around with me a second time. She never reads the Sandstorm, but sometimes I cut, paste and e-mail pieces of it to her. Think I will do that with this one. I'll bet she hasn't thought of that merry- go-round in a long time, either! (By the way, if anyone wants to reach her, let me know by direct e-mail, and I will tell you how to e-mail her yourself.) Speaking of Tastee Freeze and Sally, it was only a few years later (3, in fact) that she started dating the guy she married -- our paper boy from down the block on Cullum Avenue, Dick Biggerstaff ('58). One of the 'fringe benefits' of dating Sally was that he often had the 'joy' of taking her little sister along. (That would be me.) He pretty much took that in good graces -- and I remember when Tastee Freeze came out with a series of "dolls from around the world". It was some kind of promotion -- buy so many dip top cones, and get a "doll of the world", dressed in 'authentic costume' for a discount price, or something. Well, we were all at Tastee Freeze one afternoon, and he surprised me with a doll in a shiny blue dress. Goodness knows what country she represented ... The dolls all looked the same, as I recall --- just the dresses were different. This one was pretty generic, but altogether GORGEOUS to a 7 year old. She came in a cardboard box with a cellophane 'window' in the front so one could admire her without having to take her out. She was about 12" tall. Her full skirt of blue taffeta or satin was lifted up in the back, so that she laid upon it like a royal princess on her satin sheets. I think that was when I decided Sally should marry Dick. And she did -- in 1964. (So they are coming up on their 40th anniversary in June this year!) -Lynn-Marie Hatcher ('68) ~ Spokane - where it has snowed off and on all the past week ... But, it keeps melting now, thank God. Crocuses are not in bloom, but they have poked their green shoots up through the dirt ... So it won't be long! ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Diane Carpenter Kipp ('72) To: Stu Osborn ('71) Stu, Thanks so much for the crash course in ZIP files - it's much appreciated. I don't recall ever receiving a ZIP file, but I have had viruses, so I assume that's not the only means of infection? So, if you receive a ZIP file from a source that you trust, it's still possible that they are the unknowing carrier of a virus? [BINGO!!!! You're absolutely right on that one!!! -Maren] The bit of history regarding WinZip - I'm guessing that there is a story in the interval between WinZip making their eval available, and Microsoft now having that feature. If you can give us all a heads up about viruses, etc., I and I'm sure everyone else will be VERY grateful! To: Dee Shipman Jones ('72) Thank you too for helping educate the clueless (me)! -Diane Carpenter Kipp ('72) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jerry Sions ('74) I don't check this site regularly however, I tuned in today and even went back a few weeks, to see the latest topics of discussion. I must admit that I am saddened, to see that the famous Mike Davis ('74) Connection and the even more famous Brad Upton ('64) Cartel, have no entries. Have you ran out of clever banter on the merits of Sambo's, Spudnuts or Arctic Circle? Are you guys sick or something? I thought the constants in the universe included death, taxes, the annual K.A.L.E. Un-Boat Race and the irrepressible wit of guys like Mike & Brad. C'mon you guys, get back in there and entertain bored '74 grads everywhere. Here's the deal, if I don't start to see some Brad & Mike minutiae, I'll contact Kerry Steichen ('74) and we'll both write in long detailed family anthologies, until computers everywhere enter sleep modes. Looking forward to seeing you all at the re-onion. -Jerry Sions ('74) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/10/04 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 13 Bombers sent stuff: Rainy Powell ('52WB), Susan Erickson ('59) Bill Bixler ('60), Lola Heidlebaugh ('60) Richard Anderson ('60), Bonnie Timmerman ('63WB) Linda Reining ('64), Maren Smyth ('63 & '64) David Rivers ('65), Tedd Cadd ('66) Brad Wear ('71), Mike Davis ('74) Terry Hutson ('74), ******************************************************* ******************************************************* TODAY: State Tournament Basketball at the Tacoma Dome http://www.wiaa.com/ Girls (23-2) play Foss (21-6) at 5pm Boys (21-5) play Auburn (10-5) at 8:30pm BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Barb O'Malley Wedberg ('70) BOMBER CALENDAR: Richland Bombers Calendar Click the event you want to know more about. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: "Rainy" Powell Earp-Tanner ('52WB) To: Burt Pierard ('59) & Don Sorenson (NAB) Re: Tony the clown and many other things.!!!?? Rainy's Circus pics 'Prince Sisters' Miniature Circus was March 23-29 1952 and held at the American Legion Hall -- 300 Cullum in Richland. I do hope the pictures and article from the Hanford Works News dated Friday March 28, 1952, I have sent with this are attached (I have been having problems sending this kind of material and photos since I bought a new printer). The article includes Triple Teen Club members... Linda Pardee, Leola Hayes, David and Eugene Barfuss, Frank Kruz, Richard Novotny, Bob Arnold, Jim Templeman and Jerry Mikkelesen. Burt, Don or anyone else who is interested, I do have quite a few of my dad's (Chic Powell (RIP)1/10/98), memories of Richland. Lots of photos... The Tallest man, Aleen Roberts..starlet..several Frontier Days floats, parades...lot of happenings back in the '40s and '50s.. A brief annual report dated 7/1/50 to 6/30/51, regarding community services. The total cost of Municipal operating cost in that period. Very interesting. The Spokesman-Review-Progress Edition 6...1946...Which has articles about 'Rowdy Hanford', Vacated Villages are rebuilt...Plutonium is revealed..Tens of thousands on job never knew why??? etc. A lot of things that have been discussed about in the Sandstorm. A souvenir program 9/2/46..which included life in Hanford..the pools the parks the houses, churches, introduction to a new era....all very interesting subjects. Each time someone mentions anything after 1946 I search through Dad's photos, books, newspapers and usually find the answers there to some of the questions that have been brought up.. I'm just not much for getting into the middle of a lot of the conversations about our growing up days in Richland..but I think my Dad could have answered a lot of the questions that have come about as he was constantly in the middle of things. Triple Teen Club..Pals ..March of dimes..a lot of community work. Maybe just being a police officer put him in the middle of the community and like many others in the force they all wanted to be included in the progress of making 'Rowdy Hanford' a great place for their children to grow up. It was such and interesting hard working time which has given us the 'special' gift of growing up in an era of such closeness. -Lorraine "Rainy" Powell Earp-Tanner ('52WB) ~ from the Beautiful city of Modesto,CC - where it is 79/80 with all the trees blooming and the hills are green- green-green. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Susan Erickson Kuntz ('59) Re: North Central Washington Bomber Luncheon A reminder for a great luncheon and get-together on beautiful Lake Chelan 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 you, Bomber Cheers, -Susan Erickson Kuntz ('59) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Bill "Bix" Bixler ('60) Re: Hoops To: Richard Anderson ('60) Rich please be kind to Zach Bixler as he is my nephew. It sounds to me that Zach is really playing super -- hitting the 3's, hitting the boards for double digit # of boards, and really hustling. Just wanted to let you know that he is my nephew and I'm really pulling for the Bombers success in Seattle -Bill "Bix" Bixler ('60) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Lola Heidlebaugh Bowen ('60) Re: Portland/Vancouver Bomber Luncheon DATE: Saturday - March 13, 2004 VISIT TIME: 11:00am ORDER LUNCH: 11:30am WHERE: DoubleTree/Columbia River Take Jantzen Beach Mall Exit off of I-5 RSVP: Please contact Lola Heidlebaugh Bowen ('60) if you are planning to join us! All Bombers, Spouses & Friends are welcome! -Lola Heidlebaugh Bowen ('60) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Richard Anderson ('60) Re: Hoops Report -- State Preview The only news of any note is that on the eve of the tournament two of the Davis starters, Pola and Gomez- Trimble, were dismissed from the team for allegedly stealing a gun, a bottle of booze, and a big jar of change from the house of a fourteen year old girl. Frankly, I am neither surprised nor particularly grief-stricken -- Davis, the team and the students, can be first-rate jerks; witness its pep band firing up whenever the Wa-Hi band would start a tune during the Regional Finals on Saturday. And to think that I used to have harsh thoughts about Pasco! -Richard Anderson ('60) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Bonnie Timmerman Glover ('63WB) I am writing to the ladies...............I just buried my best friend. Her parents live in Kennewick. She died of a heart attack. The last time I had lunch with her, she complained of a pain up her right arm. Not knowing anything about the pain.............she went to a doctor and he said "I guarantee it that it is not your heart". Three days later she was dead. Now when I think of a heart attack..... I think pain in you chest....that is usually for men...... For women it is different. It went up her heart and the back of her back. The doctor thought she had shingles...... even thou she was on high blood pressure medicine, he never took a blood test. He just gave a massive pain killer. Please ladies, don't take anything for granted and ask a lot of questions. Heart attacks for women are the #1 killer of women..............Take care of yourself. -Bonnie Timmerman Glover ('63WB) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Linda Reining ('64) To: Gloria Adams Fulcher('54) re: Derwood Petrie/Donald Petrie & Bomber jacket I'm not sure if those two are related, but Donald Petrie is too young to have been a '54 alumni. I wonder if they are related and that is why he is wearing a Bomber Letterman jacket?????? It was so neat to see that jacket on TV... of course, it might not have really been a Bomber jacket, but if it wasn't, it sure could have passed for its "kissing cousin". -Linda Reining ('64) ~ Bakersfield, CA - was 81 yesterday. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Maren Smyth ('63 & '64) Re: Iditarod Update www.iditarod.com/ and/or www.cabelasiditarod.com/ Martin Buser is in 1st place!!! STILL means nothing. Previous 3-time winner, Jeff King, departed from the Takotna check point barely 2 seconds behind Martin. the top 16 mushers (at the moment) are all veterans. Martin and Jeff are both running 14 dogs. John Baker and Ramey Smyth are both in the top ten and are running 16 dogs. I think about all the dogs. When the mushers arrive in Anchorage before the start of the race, EACH MUSHER has a MINIMUM of 16 dogs... many have 20 or more and don't select their final 16 until the day of the race. I imagine that they all line up in the "staging area" much like a parade lines up only with a gazillion dogs doing all the things that dogs do ... 87 teams times 16 dogs is 1392 dogs!!! Add a couple of extras that don't get selected and there are easily 1500 dogs in the staging area. ALL of them are ready to run. GO, DOGS! GO! Re: 64 in '04 Planning Meeting Tuesday, 3/16/04 - 7pm - Hanford House Executive Room off the lobby. -Maren Smyth ('64 & '64) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: David Rivers ('65) Re: Jim Adair ('66) rerouted from Bankok... rerouted from Istanbul... rerouted from New York... Dang... this message has really been traveling around the world... to think I typed it days ago so it would reach the Sandstorm in time. I know Maren ('63 & '64) is a great editor so it must be that rotten Richard Anderson's ('60) fault that this Birthday greeting did not get published on the 8th as it should have been. All I know is that the greatest friend a guy could ever have had a birthday on the 8th and I'm proud as heck to call the Doc my friend... so Jimmie... HAPPY BIRTHDAY and forgive the editors for their mistake... I know this sounds as if it was written late but who ya gonna believe... me or your lyin' eyes, son! (I am the great and powerful Oz, Ignore that little man behind the curtain!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David Rivers ('65) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Tedd Cadd ('66) Re: Rattlesnakes... Well, I've seen my share of the critters. I agree they try to avoid us, but sometimes we collide. My closest encounters have been three in the hills around the Tri- Cities, one at work, and one (a copperhead) in Texas. The one at work was an example of the lack of sense some people have. I'm in the Security organization and we got a call that there was a large rattlesnake on the sidewalk of one of the buildings. I grabbed a co-worker who was not afraid of the task and we went looking. We didn't find it at the reported location. So I went in and talked to the receptionist who reported the sighting. I asked her about where it was seen and then asked how the person knew it was a rattlesnake. It seems the guy was walking along the sidewalk and found it stretched out in almost a straight line and not moving (to those who don't know, it was probably just enjoying the sun on the warm concrete). He decided to see if it was alive. His "is it alive?" test consisted of walking over to the snake (it was about 3 feet long) and stepping on it. He was convinced of its aliveness when it quite instantly coiled up, hissing and rattling its tail. If you've never seen the speed of a snake strike - even from a resting position like a straight line, it seems closer to a lightning strike than anything else I've known. I've seen it up close and personal: the copperhead missed my hand by a couple of inches from a straight line, lazy, sunning himself position. I don't know how the fellow who stepped on the snake kept from being bit. My co-worker and I found the snake a few minutes later and got it into a bag. We released it in the wild a half mile or so from the offending sidewalk. -Tedd Cadd ('66) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Brad Wear ('71) To: Treg Owings ('76) The Goldendale area has all kinds of Rattlesnakes, but usually the only time you'll hear one rattle is if you stumble upon one that wasn't able to flee the area. Fight or flight, they'll take flight. You're also in an area that has only one of two existing steam powered merry-go-rounds. In Bickleton, (actually Cleveland, but try to find it on a map) 30 miles west of you is this incredible piece of machinery that has been there over 100 years and is still functioning. The only other working one is in Brenham, TX. Home of Blue Bell ice cream for all of you Texas residents. They usually fire the thing up in Bickleton on Pioneer Days, you need to see it. -Brad Wear ('71) ~ in sunny and warm Richardson, TX ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Mike Davis ('74) The irreplaceable Jerry Sions ('74) lives! Let there be light!!! My continued existence now has a purpose!!!!! Ya da man, Jerry! Jerry, the reason I haven't been on lately is because I'm just now recovering from eye surgery. I recent;y saw Brad perform at the Hanford House. You know bright lights, front row seats, Brad's shiny head - tough on the eyes!!!! -Mike Davis ('74) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Terry Hutson Gunter ('74) Re: Iditarod / Alaska I lived in Anchorage on and off for almost 4 years. Yes, my sister and I took a break from being a Richland Bomber (against our will) and spent our junior year (1972- 1973) in Anchorage as a West High student (since my mother resided there). I have to admit, I was not happy at all when I was forced to move to Alaska due to my mother re- marrying and starting a new job but my feelings changed over the years. My mother stayed in Alaska, while my sister and I returned to graduate as a Richland Bomber in 1974. While in Anchorage, I did join in a lot of Alaskan festivities such as hiking, skiing Mt. Aleyeska, attended concerts like Johnny Cash and Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show, attending hockey games, Fur Rendezvous, snowmobiling around glaziers and ice skating. It was fun, but my heart was still here in Richland. It's funny, as I got older, I visited Alaska more often and somehow felt more of a kinship to go back. In 1986, I went to visit my mother again. This time my 2 year old daughter was in tow. I again attended the Fur Rendezvous and the Iditarod. I really felt the excitement that year. Especially, since the #1 musher was a woman, Susan Butcher. She won 3 years in a row. Just standing down on the main snowy street of Anchorage watching Susan take off with her team of dogs, along with all the other mushers and their teams, was so exciting! I remember Susan looking in our direction as we were cheering her on. I loved it. You could feel the adrenaline everywhere and in everyone. If you have not been to Alaska, you are missing so much. I always tell people, to understand Alaska, you have to understand it's culture, which takes time. There is so much to do and so much to see. Cruise ships that sail through the panhandle, Wildlife Tours, learning all about the Native culture and history, seeing the beautiful artwork, entertainment galore, fishing in Kenai or attending Fur Rendezvous in late February / early March (Fur auctions, ice sculpturing, dog pulling competitions, art displays, games, carnivals, hot air balloon rides (yes, even in the snow) and so much more. They are all wonderful trips to plan for. The last Alaskan trip I took, was back in 1990, I took a train from Anchorage to Denali State Park and on to Fairbanks. I stopped off in Denali for 2 days to do some white water rafting (killer glacier water) and took the wildlife tour of the state park. I saw bear, moose, wolves, caribou and so much more. It was wonderful! Then you stay the night in this cabin made lodge. Across the road you could eat at a tent-like smoke-house where they serve you lumberjack meals (salmon/steaks/caribou) with portions of pie that a bear would eat. Then you would go the lodge, sit by the fire and drink hot chocolate and peppermint schnapps. The train would leave bright and early the next morning to Fairbanks. I stayed with a friend there and we went canoeing on the river, which was great to see otters slapping their tails at our canoe as we got too close and watching them swim around us. Also, seeing bald eagles sore around you and nesting on the tall tree branches as they watched you float around the bend. That night as we were heading back to our hotel, we stopped and got out of our car to see an event that I had not witnessed during my life in Alaska. The Northern Lights were passing over. It was so colorful and so beautiful! even though it only lasted a minute or so, it is a memory that will forever stay with me. My mother lives in Florida now but do I plan to go back? YES! I told my husband the other day, that I wanted to show him Alaska. I think we'll plan on it next year. Tropical islands can wait for us in the next few years. -Terry Hutson Gunter ('74) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/11/04 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 14 Bombers and 1 Bomber Mom sent stuff: Dick McCoy ('45), Bill Berlin ('56) Jim Russell ('58), Burt Pierard ('59) George Swan ('59), Patti Jones ('60) John Browne, Jr. ('61), Maren Smyth ('63 & '64) Roy Ballard ('63) and Nancy Erlandson ('67) Deedee Willox ('64), Rick Maddy ('67) Rick Valentine ('68), Patti Sinclair ('77) BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jay McCue ('56) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mandy Holmes Taylor ('97) BOMBER CALENDAR: Richland Bombers Calendar Click the event you want to know more about. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Dick McCoy ('45) To: Peter Wheadon ('56) Are you any relation to Gerry Wheaton, ('45)? She was a classmate and was a lovely girl, inside and out. We (at Club 40) would appreciate hearing from her. It's been almost 60 years since I've seen her. As I recall, she did mention a bratty younger brother, just like mine. (Patrick '55) -Dick McCoy from the Tin Can Class of '45 ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Bill Berlin ('56) Re: The Iditarod I still own a small portion of a storefront in Anchorage that dispenses adult beverages. The two big draws for us are the Fur Rendezvous and the start of the Iditarod. That is when we break out our "Libation of the Year" concoctions from past years and it packs the joint. Since the Sandstorm is a family publication I can only list a couple of those seldom seen libations, such as the Valdez Oil Spill, the Moose Gooser and the Duck F_ _t. Anyway, by now you get the idea that we own a Juice and Tofu Bar... or as close to that kind of LaLa Land establishment that you can get in Alaska. I did the Iditarod Trail route a few years back. It was 1200 plus miles of grueling, challenging, tiring, loss of sleep test of man and woman's internal fortitude... and we were doing it in the summer months in an airplane! A buddy of mine and I took my plane all along the route stopping at various airports along the route. I am not sure if doing it in the summer would not be more difficult with all of the bugs that one finds in the Interior. I remember a T-shirt a few years back when Susan Butcher was cleaning up ARCO's purse three years in a row and it read, "Alaska, where Men are Men and Women Win the Iditarod." [Bumper stickers, too!!! -Maren] DeeDee Jonrow, who has battled cancer as well as the cold and distance of the Iditarod, comes into our joint now and again, for medicinal purposes only. When you look at DeeDee you wonder how someone her size could even lift one of her dogs let alone travel 1200 miles over ice and snow herding 12 to 16 "trail mutts." A couple of words about the dogs. A number of the whine and snivel animal activist groups have complained that "dogs die on the Iditarod" and that is true. Now and again one does die but I can tell you that these dogs are running breeds and it would be cruel and unusual punishment to leave them at home, fat and overweight. I don't know a single musher who does not love his or her dogs and they are very well taken care of. 16 is the number you can have but when a dog pulls up lame or tires beyond the point of going on, the musher drops them and leaves them at the check point where a vet takes them in and brings them back to good health. The air logistics of the Iditarod blows the mind...and it is all volunteer! Go Dogs!!!! -Bill Berlin ('56) ~ where life is good in Anacortes, the weather is beautiful and our new house is great. Landscaping is going in so we don't look like a wet Iraq any more. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jim Russell ('58) Re: Iditarod Am I missing something, here? What gives with the annual reports about the status of the Iditarod? Is there a connection between that event and Richland? Do we have an alum in the Iditarod? -Jim Russell ('58) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Welllll, we have a couple of Bombers who are neighbors of Martin Buser's and one of them (Maggie Gilstrap O'Hara ('74) was an Idita-rider last year and provides Martin with his snow mobiles... but MAINLY, I lived in Alaska for 15 years and got hooked on following the Iditarod in early March every year... and I'm a Bomber!!! And we all know that I have SPECIAL STATUS!!! *GRIN* I'm amazed every year at the number of Bombers who also follow the Iditarod. -Maren] ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Burt Pierard ('59) To: Lorraine "Rainy" Powell Earp-Tanner ('52WB) Re: Tony the Clown & his Circus Ah, documents trump memories every time. Thanks to your submission of the Prince Sisters Circus Playbill and associated articles, we now know that the circus played in March 1952 (not the summer of 1952 as I had recalled) and it did, indeed, play at the old Richland High School (called the American Legion Hall since they were apparently leasing the whole bldg., not just the basement area tavern). The only thing I can add to the article is we did one private performance for a young girl (I would guess she was about 6 years old), her family, and friends. She was dying of stomach cancer - kind of a "Make A Wish" thing. Thanks again for your contribution to our continuing discussion. Now if we could just find somebody who knows for sure why it (the circus) was set up in the "Belfry Church" in January 1952. My assumption is that is where Tony set it up after receiving it from Arizona - to check it out and train the Triple-Teens in how to erect it. Also, I wonder about the move to RHS - did they tear it back down & re-pack the wagons or was it moved on a flat-bed truck (how did they get it through the doors)? Come on Triple- Teeners - jump in here. Bomber Cheers, -Burt Pierard ('59) ~ Richland ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: George "Pappy" Swan ('59) To: Treg Owings ('76) Re: Rattlesnakes Hi Treg, The whole Satus/Klickitat area is known for its populations of the Prairie rattlesnake (small, but they pack a punch), in fact the entire Columbia Basin, just some places more than others. This time of year, with some days getting pretty warm, occasionally finds them venturing out temporarily to warm in the sun. Later, in hot weather, they are out at night, early morning and late afternoon (low sun). They avoid direct sunlight and cannot take it for long. But, in your line of work, you probably know this. In your area, be especially wary around rocky outcroppings, and water. They will be more abundant along creek and river banks because the critters that they feed on are concentrated there. Fortunately, the creator gave them rattles to warn us, but that does not always hold true. Rattles are lost, don't function for whatever reason, or the snake is just not in a partying mood to shake, "rattle," and roll (sorry). The very young rattlesnakes will have no rattle developed yet and ironically their concentrated venom is highly poisonous. So, you can't always hear them, especially if you are an "Honored Citizen" like me which translated means that I can look right at a Rattlesnake when its tail is a blur from rattling and I cannot hear the rattle, so I am especially watchful and choose my foot route carefully during snake time. A while back, I had to do a daily check of a radio- tracking site to download data for radio-tagged fish along the Columbia River upstream of Vantage. We saw at least one rattlesnake and up to seven daily. I also avoid bird hunting during the time they are most likely to be out in the early season, mostly to protect my best friend, Darby, my Yellow Lab. Something that no one has mentioned and no one likes to think about is snake bite. If bitten by a rattlesnake, stay calm, support the limb, and get to an Emergency Facility. Don't go cutting and sucking like the old cowboys in the matinee movies when we were kids. Cutting will just increase the tissue damage and you cannot suck out enough venom to make any difference. Positive Identification of the kind of snake will help the doctor determine the correct treatment. Sorry, an old Biologist got carried away. Have a nice day. -George "Pappy" Swan ('59) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) Re: Puget Sound SOUTH (Fife) luncheon No reservations necessary! If you would like you can email me you will be at the luncheon. DATE: March 14, 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 -Camellia bushes are cascading with their gorgeous flowers. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: John Browne< Jr. ('61) Re: Bickleton/Cleveland [WA] nexus [& the steam powered merry-go-rounds] Cleveland hard to find? It's the Y in the road where you have to decide if you want to head for upper Rock Creek, or the mouth & lower creek (& old Hwy 8). I have to admit that I've never been there for the annual picnic & rodeo, though - so never climbed aboard the carousel. This year I'm gonna make it, by golly! It's the second weekend in June... I can hardly wait. (& my thanks to Brad Wear ('71) for the recollection) ^..^ -JHBrowne, Jr. ('61) ~ Vashon Island, WA ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Maren Smyth ('63 & '64) Re: State Basketball Tournaments - www.wiaa.com/ Boys lost - Girls won Re: 64 in '04 Planning Meeting 3/16/04 7pm Hanford House Executive Room off the lobby. Re: Iditarod Update www.iditarod.com/ and/or www.cabelasiditarod.com/ Martin Buser is in 1st place with 13 dogs and is resting in Cripple check point for (maybe) his mandatory 24-hour rest? There are three other veterans apparently resting in Cripple and yet three others who are on the trail for Cripple. Veteran Charlie Boulding has already completed his mandatory 24-hour stop, so he's coming.... and he's a force to be reckoned with. Two more have scratched: One rookie and previous 3-time winner, Doug Swingly!!! There's a surprise!! Swingly had frozen corneas!!! Apparently after corrective laser eye surgery corneas are sensitive to cold temps or months... he knew he shoulda put goggles on when it was really cold, but didn't... Doug rode an Iditarod airforce airplane from the Takotna check point with dogs and supplies. "I'm pretty disappointed. Fourteen years in racing and I've never done this before." More about dogs: There is a vet at every check point. A dog autopsy ( forget what they call that) is always done on any dog that dies during the race. -Maren Smyth ('64 & '64) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Roy ('63) and Nancy Erlandson ('67) Ballard To: David Rivers ('65) I just can't believe that such a good friend would miss a good friend's Birthday. What an excuse: Bankok, Vietnam, and wherever it may be. Oh by the way mine is next Monday.. [Beware the Ides of March -Maren] By the way, David, The Bird is about to come to life. It had light in it's eyes last night and all we are waiting for is the fire breather to expel some fire. Have a nice day -Roy ('63) And Nancy Erlandson ('67) Ballard ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Deedee Willox Loiseau ('64) Re: Heart Attacks & Glaucoma To: Bonnie Timmerman Glover ('63WB) Thanks for the heads-up on heart attacks. It could literally save lives. And heads-up Bombers, here is another warning. I needed an Rx change in my glasses. When I went for the exam, I discovered I had Glaucoma. It is silent and deadly. I did not have any idea that I have Glaucoma. There are no symptoms until it is too late. The longer you put off treatment, the more damage is happening in your optic nerves. Eventually, the nerves become inefficient and ultimately die. Then you are BLIND! It had been one year since my last exam, and already there is damage in both of my eyes. Glaucoma can be arrested, but not cured. The treatment is to keep any further damage from occurring. Glaucoma is NOT something you mess around with. If you have Glaucoma, it is doing damage whether you can see or feel it or not. Even an average eye exam won't always pick it up. The clue that it is Glaucoma is the eye pressure. 18 is the top OK figure. I'm way past that in both eyes. If you haven't been checked lately, I urge you to do so. -Deedee Willox Loiseau ('64) ~ Burbank, WA ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Rick Maddy ('67) After reading Linda Reining's ('64) post about the Bomber jacket and things one will see on TV reminded me of a couple of weeks ago while surfing the 537 cable channels, with nothing to watch, I came across the movie "Volunteers" starring an early Tom Hanks. John Candy was tied to a pole in a Wazzu jacket reciting the school song, fight song, or a least one of the Wazzu songs. I wonder how wardrobe chooses these things? -Rick Maddy ('67) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Rick Valentine ('68) Re: History Of The Iditarod Since the Iditarod has been in the Sandstorm the last couple of days I thought I would share this history information I ran across. Every year on the first Saturday in March, spectators line the streets of Anchorage, AK, to watch the start of the Iditarod, a 1,000+ mile dog sled race to Nome. The event commemorates a community saved by a relay of sleds bringing diphtheria vaccine in 1925. Nome was suffering a severe outbreak of the disease and had a shortage of the antitoxin serum. Gunner Kaasen was the leader of the final team on the last 53-mile leg of the journey. His lead dog Balto, a canine now memorialized in film and with a statue in New York's Central Park. Following the historic relay, Balto and his fellow team members toured the United States. In 1985, Libby Riddles became the first woman to win Alaska's Iditarod. Another lady sledder, Susan Butcher, captured the title the following three years and again in 1990. Taken from "A Long March" by Kathy Wolfe, with Oriole & Walker Adams The most powerful earthquake in U.S. history occurred on Good Friday, March 27, 1964, near Anchorage Alaska. The tremor registered a magnitude of 9.2 on the Richter scale. In March of 1989, the Exxon Valdez ran aground on Bligh Reef and spilled 11 million gallons of oil into Alaska's Prince William Sound. It took 11,000 workers and $2 Billion Dollars to clean up the area. The Exxon Valdez was repaired for $30 Million Dollars and took to the seas again as the Sea River Mediterranean. -Rick Valentine ('68) ~ Spokane, WA -where it has been in the 50s the last few days, Monday it was 62! ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Patti Sinclair Baldwin ('77) Re: State B Champs Hey, I thought I would brag a bit about my town of Republic. Saturday night at the Spokane Arena, we took home the title of Boys State B Basketball Champs!! None of the team members are Seniors, so we are going to be hard to beat next year as well. We only lost one (non-league) game by one point and won the final State game by 20 something. Cool, huh? I guess my daughter Rachel was on T.V. She plays saxophone in the band. I was sitting behind her a few rows back. Next to me was a pretty young girl who happened to be the missionary who was speaking at our church the next morning. She came all the way from Switzerland (Heidi Bowes). We asked if she minded watching a game first, she thought it was great!! -Patti Sinclair Baldwin ('77) ~ Republic, WA ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) To: Tedd Cadd ('66) I am just curious, Tedd, but what would have been wrong in killing that rattlesnake instead of releasing it to perhaps bite someone else? Would it really matter if the rattlesnake became extinct or is there some purpose they serve in the order of things? As I said, just curious. Wig ('82) just left this morning after spending four days with us. Good time!!!! I don't get to see him as much as the other children but it is always quality time. To Jerry Sions ('74) Jerry, I think you have opened a can of worms, you know Mike and Brad can't resist your challenge. -BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/12/04 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 16 Bombers sent stuff: Dick Pierard ('52), Peter "Kay" Wheadon ('56) Ernie Trujillo ('59), John Northover ('59) Patti Jones ('60), Richard Anderson ('60) Helen Cross ('62), Gary Behymer ('64) Maren Smyth ('63 & '64), Tedd Cadd ('66) Pam Ehinger ('67), Doug Ufkes ('68) Brad Wear ('71), Brad Upton ('74) Terry Hutson ('74), Kellie Walsh ('77) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ray Loescher ('57) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jeanie Walsh Williamson ('63) BOMBER CALENDAR: Richland Bombers Calendar Click the event you want to know more about. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Dick Pierard ('52) Re: Why not report the Iditarod? My wife, Charlene, and I find the whole thing fascinating. When we visited Alaska a few years ago we took the opportunity to visit both the place where it begins and the ending spot in Nome, and I still have an Iditarod T-shirt that I will probably pull out and wear some time if it ever warms up around here. It's a unique American institution! -Dick Pierard ('52) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Peter "Kay" Wheadon ('56) To: Dick McCoy ('45) I do have a sister, Jerry Wheadon Burns ('45), It's quite possible any reference to a "bratty brother" would have been to Wally Wheadon ('49), her other younger brother. But again, maybe not. -Peter "Kay" Wheadon ('56) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Ernie Trujillo ('59) To: George Swan ('59) Re: Your Rattlesnake Article George, You haven't changed much from high school and I still remember walks down by the, what was it, the Snake River... the one near your house in Richland. Dick Nelson ('59) and I once went fishing down there and actually caught a fish and cooked it right there, guts and all. I don't remember if we ate it :) I enjoy your postings so keep them coming. -Ernie Trujillo ('59) ~ in Big D where the weatheR is in the 60s and 70s ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: John Northover ('59) To: The rattle snake curious My Dad worked in the 300 area and was a fireman. Because of his amateur photography endeavors, his desire to hunt rattle snakes and the fact that he gave First Aid lectures to construction workers out in the areas we would spend an occasional weekend day hunting rattle snakes. We would go out between Benton City and West Richland along the banks of the Yakima. We would plod over hill and dale looking and listening for rattle snakes. When we would find a herd we would use a broom handle with a piece of wire hook fastened at the end to pull the disturbed snakes from their dens. I believe Pete Bradley ('60), Bill Byrd ('59), and Rick Johnson ('59) came along on at least one rattle snake hunt in the late '50s. I do not remember ever seeing a rattle snake out in the open. They can feel anyone plomping along via vibrations from our foot steps. They then take cover in the closest place they can. It might be a dense clump of brush, sage brush or a hole in the ground. They will only rattle if they feel threatened. If you pass outside their threat zone you will most probably never see them. If you wandered the sandy sage brush plains and hills surrounding Richland... you most probably walked past many a rattler and never knew it. Once we found a den of rattle snakes we would dig them out in the open. I have a picture of my self 'herding' a mess of snakes, trying to keep them contained in the area so my dad could take a picture of them. I will try to find that picture and post it on the internet. My dad would develop the pictures and use them in his First Aid presentations. We had three or four cigar boxes filled with rattles. My dad skinned one of the largest snakes and had the hide nailed to a piece of plywood. That hung on the wall at the bottom of the stairs in the basement years after I had graduated from High School. When we hunted the rattler ... we would wear baggy clothing. My dad always felt that if a snake struck the fangs would become tangled in the clothing rather than piercing the skin!!! I remember one hunt where we had walked and walked and looked and looked ... no rattlers. We stopped to rest and I was about to sit on a rock when a resounding rattle boomed out from under the very rock I was about to rest my rather tired backside on. After my dad took his pictures he would let us shoot the snakes. He had an old .22 cal pistol. He insisted upon not hitting the rattle. Actually my sister Lynda ('60RIP) was a much better shot and I was relegated to keeping the snakes in the target area. I think back and wonder how I ever made it out of High School. For more information about rattle snakes use a Yahoo or Google search. You will get enough information about rattle snakes to give you night mares!! Yours in ophidiophobia, juan the sailor '59 -John Northover ('59) ~ From sunny San Diego - where we are bombarded by a steady seasonal stream of photons and the temperature has been in the mid 70's for the past few days. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) Re: Radio Lovers website The site is still under construction. Only up to the L's. "Who knows what lurks in the heart of man? The Shadow knows!" For the answer stay tuned for the S's to get online. Quoted from the website. I've already checked in on the Sci-Fi section. Many radio programs remembered. Sat back and listened to Buck Rogers program with a weird sound in the background. Was is a flying saucer? Free Old Time Radio Shows radiolovers.com/ Enjoy, Bombers. Next in the Sandstorm sharing all the radio programs we all so enjoyed long ago and get to enjoy again. But right now I am going to sit back on my couch and watch Donald Trump fire someone again. Bombers Have Fun -Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) ~ Browns Point, WA - Sun has shined and warmed us Western Washingtonians again. Next is rain. Gee, how did we know? The Daffodils are in full bloom. Any Bombers coming to Western Washington in the next couple of weeks Puyallup is a great place to see the Daffodil fields. Not as many fields any more but those that are there are still delightful to any visitor. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Richard Anderson ('60) To: BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) Re: Rattlesnakes and other living things There is no difference whatsoever between a rattle- snake's killing a mouse by biting it then collecting it for dinner and a human shooting a deer with a 30-06 rifle then collecting it for dinner. And for both, the snake and the hunter, their hunting weapon can be used for defensive purposes. Do you suggest that we should kill any hunter we might run across in the off chance that he might shoot us? I didn't think so. If you should happen upon a rattlesnake give it a way to escape and it will; you are not on its list of dinner items. If you should happen on some creature which *does* have you on its list of dinner items; well, good luck! There is not a single snake in the entire world which considers an adult human being to be food. A very large snake might well consider a human infant to be dinner but any reasonably responsible parent will protect its infant from harm. Every creature you encounter has some purpose in life. Unless you have some particularly good reason to do otherwise, leave it alone. (And if you should encounter a hippopotamus ..... get away! I read somewhere that it is responsible for more human deaths in Africa than any other animal -- except for other human beings, of course.) -Richard Anderson ('60) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) I love getting the stats on the Iditarod. Personally it's more interesting to me than all the sports stats!! My computer is acting up all over the place, so I finally got to the library as I was sure I wasn't receiving my email, and missed my Sandstorm fix. -Helen Cross Kirk ('62) ~ West Harrison, IN - where we are having sunny skies and almost 60 warm weather again, and the little lake is home to lots of ducks and geese flying by. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Gary Behymer ('64) Re: Patti Sinclair Baldwin ('77) State B Champs In the same 'vein'... my hat's off to the 1A Girl Champion Colfax Bulldogs. http://www.tourneytown.com/hoops/2004/Class1A/g26.shtml If you stop by our office at 126 South Main, in Colfax, 3rd stop light heading South... then again, there are only 3 stop lights in Colfax (;-)... you'll find the championship trophy along with Assistant Girls coach Tom Fowler. He's coached 7 of the young ladies since 3rd grade when they were known as the Ripper Shooters! In another direction... I enjoyed the company of Bill Pennick ('65), at Wednesday morning's breakfast. Mr. Pennick has been a teacher in Colfax for 35 years! Congrats Bill!!! Another Bomber here in Colfax is Peggy Larson ('67). -Gary Behymer ('64) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Maren Smyth ('63 & '64) Re: State Tournament http://www.wiaa.com/ Weird error message when I try to look at the brackets to see who won & lost in the Semi Finals on the 12th. Can't get to the boys' OR the girls' brackets. Re: Iditarod Update www.iditarod.com/ and/or www.cabelasiditarod.com/ Martin Buser is in 3rd place at the Cripple check point and getting ready to depart after his mandatory 24-hour rest. Hall of Famer and 3-time winner, Jeff King is in first place having arrived first at the Ruby check point... and receiving the $3500.00 "first to the Yukon" prize and a meal prepared by some fancy chefs. Jeff hasn't yet taken his mandatory 24-hour rest. Both Jeff and Martin are running 13 dogs. In 2nd place is Norwegian Kjetil Backen who left Cripple on his way to Ruby with a healthy team of 14 dogs AND having already taken his 24-hour mandatory rest stop. Looks like Bracken let Buser and King pack down the trail for him while he rested in Cripple. The closest rookie is in 16th place... any one of "the leaders" could take over first place. Total of 6 mushers (5 rookies and Doug Swingly) have scratched... so far. Re: 64 in '04 Planning Meeting 3/16/04 7pm Hanford House Executive Room off the lobby. -Maren Smyth ('64 & '64) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Tedd Cadd ('66) To: BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) I've killed rattlesnakes before. In general, however, I'd rather not kill anything unless I have to (a spider in the house is an exception). But in this case the reasons were more practical. About the only thing I had to kill it with were my bare hands - strangling a 3-foot rattlesnake is a bit risky. And I just don't have the meanness to find a big stick and beat it to death. I've done that and it isn't as easy as it sounds and it is almost as risky. The best tool is a shotgun which is not something I'd use in the middle of a research complex. It was also very unlikely that the snake would have bitten anybody. For one, the snakes prefer the unpopulated areas anyway. It's been years since I've heard of a snake bite in this area. I had a friend who stepped on one accidentally. He stopped to talk to somebody. His foot landed right behind the snake's head. He was just standing there (which saved him from a bite) when he felt the snake's tail slapping his leg. He said he doesn't know how he did it but he landed about 10 feet away and the snake apparently survived the encounter as well as he had no desire to chase a poisonous snake that was already mad at him. Do rattlesnakes have a purpose? I find the diamond- back's markings beautiful. Is that purpose enough? -Tedd Cadd ('66) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Pam Ehinger Nassen ('67) Re: Rattle Snakes Last Spring when it was getting warm and I was planting flowers... I had some snaps that needed to be planted. I'd just gotten off work and was walking up to the flower bed at the end of the walk way. I was standing there thinking "HMMMMM where should I plant these?" When I went to take a step a little voice said "Don't Move" Well when it comes to those little voices I listen!! I looked and there on the side of the planter was a snake head... it looked familiar. I followed the body to the tail. Yeppers that's a rattler, small but it can still bite ya! Well it was a prairie rattler. They are small but do and can bite ya good! So I hollered at my neighbor and he came over with an Oar! *GRIN* I asked him if he was going to club it! All this time, up until the neighbor came over the snake had been stretched out. When he showed up it coiled and hissed and rattled! (No Rolling) Not a sound I liked! We killed it and I saved the 5 buttons. Took them to work to show off to the gals. Well the next day one of the gals came to work with a "Present" for me. Her husband had killed a Timber Rattler, which are command here in the Okanogan area. It had 13 buttons on it! It was a Grand Daddy! I'm glad I didn't meet that one! I see snakes Rattlers and Bow snakes around here a lot. Grand Coulee area. Bombers Rule -Pam Ehinger Nassen (The Blue Ribbon Class of '67) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Doug Ufkes ('68) Re: Balto To add to Rick Valentine's ('68) short history of the Iditarod: Balto was a descendant of the original Balto that was one of Amundsen's dogs, either in his Northwest Passage discovery or his discovery of the South Pole. -Doug Ufkes ('68) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Brad Wear ('71) Check, and Check mate! Krispy kreme now has a low cal low sugar diabetic friendly donut. Val, Your move for the Spudnut Shop. -Brad Wear ('71) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Brad Upton ('74) To: Jerry Sions ('74) Do you think you can bait me into making fun of Mike Davis ('74)? I'm no trained chimp. I saw where Mike immediately took the bait and started in about my lack of hair... I'll take the high road. I won't make fun of the fact that he's commuted to Finley for the past 25 years. I guess I would have either moved closer, or got a job in Richland. I'm sure Chemical Drive is very pretty in the morning. I also won't make fun of the fact that at 48 years of age, he gets up each morning and delivers the Tri-City Herald when he has a perfectly good teenage son sleeping away. Why make fun of that? A week from today I will be leaving from Miami to "work" 5-day cruise to Aruba. Sure, it's not delivering the Herald, but it's a job. I'm looking forward to seeing you at the reunion. -Brad Upton ('74) P.S. I dropped out of the Iditarod. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Terry Hutson Gunter ('74) Re: The Iditarod I know some of you are tired of hearing about the Iditarod but since we are still hearing updates I wanted to add a little more. Yes, I will get on my soap box, again. Bill Berlin ('56) brought up an issue, a lot of animal activist groups have a problem with, and that is the dog teams. I, myself, am a dog lover and owner and I am really hard on people who mistreat their animals. But I can tell you, I know for a fact, these dogs are very well taken care of. My family knew a few of the mushers in Anchorage. These dogs are bred from birth to run and they love it! They are well fed and healthy, probably even more so than some of our dogs. Right before a race you can see them jumping, howling, barking.. so excited to run with their team and hit that trail. They love it and they live for it... the outdoors, the snow and the excitement... all of it, they love it! I know the last time I saw a race, all these dogs were taking off and they all looked so happy, which made us cheer for them even harder. Do I think these dogs are neglected, and abused?... Are you kidding?!! NO WAY. They have it all! Even at the end of the race, you can see how proud the mushers are of their dogs when they are having pictures taken with them. A lot of people think the mushers are racing for the prize money. Susan Butcher once said that by the time she fed her team of dogs for a year, vet bills, training and upkeep, there really wasn't much left. And I agree with Maren, there are a lot of us Bombers who lived in Alaska and some who still do. This is a state where a lot of us, past Bombers, have shared memories, which is nice to share with our other alumni. A lot of us did not spend our whole life in Richland, but that is what makes us unique and brings us together. Re: Another subject Now getting back to Richland, "How about those girl basketball players, eh?" -Terry Hutson Gunter ('74) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Kellie Walsh Patterson ('77) Happy Birthday wishes go to my see-ster, Jeanie Walsh ('63) on this MOMENTOUS occasion. Cheers to you, babe! Your forever much YOUNGER sister, -Kellie Walsh Patterson ('77) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/13/04 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 19 Bombers and 1 Bomber death notice today: Dick McCoy ('45), Ann Pearson ('50) Jerry Boyd ('52) and Patsy McGregor ('54WB) Bill Berlin ('56), Ken Heminger (56WB) Mike Bradley ('56), George Swan ('59) Irene de la Bretonne ('61), Helen Cross ('62) Ann Engel ('63), Donna Bowers ('63) Maren Smyth ('63 & '64), Jim Heidlebaugh ('65) Shirley Collings ('66), Janet Devine ('69) Mary Jane Smith ('70), Mike Franco ('70) Mike Davis ('74) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* TODAY: Portland/Vancouver Lunch TODAY: North Central Washington Lunch (in Chelan) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gary Hinkle ('56) BOMBER CALENDAR: Richland Bombers Calendar Click the event you want to know more about. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Dick McCoy ('45) To: Peter Wheadon ('56) God news about Jerry ('45), your sister. I don't expect you to send her address or Phone # in the Sandstorm, but could you send it to me or Burt Pierard ('59) Pres if Club 40. I am sure the "brat" referred to must have been your bro, Wally ('49). Then again, maybe not. -Dick McCoy ('45) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Ann Pearson Burrows ('50) It saddens me to relate that my good friend, Sandra Atwater Boyd ('51) has left us today [3/12/04]. Jim will need all your blessings. -Ann Pearson Burrows ('50) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jerry Boyd ('52) & Patsy McGregor Boyd ('54WB) To: All Bombers and Friends of Sandra Atwater Boyd ('51) Sandra passed away this morning (3/12/04) at home in Palm Desert, CA. All of Sandra & Jim's girls were with her in her final days. Jim can use all your prayers to get him though this difficult time. I think Jim would appreciate E-mails for support. E-mail address maybe obtained though the Sandstorm. Jim Boyd ('55) or Sandra Atwater Boyd ('51RIP) We will miss her deeply. Patsy & Jerry -Jerry Boyd ('52) & Patsy McGregor Boyd ('54WB) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Bill Berlin ('56) Re: Iditarod Dogs Glad someone supported my position with the sled dogs being bred to run and run they do. The race organizers, who have been doing this for years, go to great lengths and great expense to make sure that both mushers and their dogs are well taken care of. I have for years been set upon by those who really don't understand the nuances of man (and woman) and beast so when they ramp up their criticism of the mushers and the race, I really get on my soap box. 'Nuf said. Re: Richland Rattlesnakes Man and boy, I told you in a past Sandstorm about the rattle snakes coming over GWWay during the big flood of '48. But in growing up I crossed paths with many a rattler and in all that time I only had to kill one. We were fishing up around Moses Lake one summer and as I was climbing up a shale slide {great snake country} I came face to face with a big critter. As much as I could, I backed down the shale slope but the guy kept coming, I suspect sliding down the shale like I was. Too close for comfort, I grabbed my small camping ax and dispatched with same. Otherwise I kind of felt that I was in "their" territory and to leave well enough alone. Us Richland types have probably walked by more rattlers than we care to think about, but if you have a dog with you or are riding a horse, they will identify every snake present. The topic for tomorrow will probably be, "does rattlesnake meat really taste like chicken?" -Bill Berlin ('56) ~ In Anacortes, WA - where living is good and I had coffee with Dr. David Priebe ('56) yesterday. He tells me that brother Phil ('58) is a doctor in Anchorage. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Ken Heminger ('56WB) Re: Rattlesnakes Lots of talk about Rattlesnakes lately.. I grew up in what is now West Richland but was then Heminger City and Enterprise. I lived there from 1947 - 1956 at which time I joined the Air Force. I at some time or another along with my buddies Jerry Peterson and Bobby Nicholson ('56), we must have tromped through about every foot of that area, be it the fields, hills, or Yakima river. I can't speak for the other two, but I don't recall ever seeing a rattle snake all the time I was there. Lots of jack rabbits, scorpions and bull snakes but no rattlers... I'm not saying they weren't there... just didn't see any... On another subject, I was really late getting my donation to Maren for her outstanding efforts. I have to chalk it up to CRS, but I did finally get it in.. I'm just throwing this in as a reminder to anyone else in Bomberville who may have suffered like I did and just plain forgot... Bomber Cheers and Bomber accolades to Maren -Ken Heminger ('56wb) ~ Great Falls, MT - Temp 51 and overcast ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Mike Bradley ('56) Re: Rattlesnakes To: John Northover ('59) HI John, I went with your Dad at least twice looking for rattlesnakes. I cannot remember who else was along but I do remember finding them and your Dad catching them. We were down on the Yakima River near Benton City one time and the other as I recall was some where near Horn Rapids. There used to be a story that was told, how much of it is true, I do not know. In 1948 during the big flood evidently a great many rattlers came floating down the river and ended up in the Howard Amon Park. When Summer came around a lot of snakes were discovered which shook the heck out of all of the participants of the park. Generous Electric who in those days was responsible for the up keep of the park placed poison all over the park to get rid of the rattlers. Evidently this treatment was not successful, so they imported a bunch of King snakes and let them loose in the park to get after the rattlers. The King snakes got all of the rattlers, but the citizens of Richland did not like seeing the King snakes either and the ladies refused to use the park until the problem was resolved. I never did hear how they got rid of the king snakes. and so it goes!!! -Mike Bradley ('56) ~ in cold and clear Kirkland, WA on a nice Friday night. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: George "Pappy" Swan ('59) Re: Snakes, Rails, and Sled dog trails...etc. It all runs together and around in circles, doesn't it. A few month's back my sister, Marilyn Swan Beddo ('63) kept telling me about the Sandstorm and that I had to subscribe to it. I resisted. I guess I thought it was mostly people still prolonging their days of youth, mentally attempting to have it just like it was in high school. I am very pleasantly surprised. Now, my day begins with a caffeine and Sandstorm jump start. Where else except reunions, time permitting, can you have the pleasure of occasionally renewing old friendships. Hi, Ernie Trujillo ('59). Great to hear from you, and yes, I have changed a lot -- a little heavier "survival rations," wrinkles that look like a road map, and still have most of my hair but there is always snow on the roof. Where else, in this day and age, can we gather daily (like at the old General Store), regardless of what year we were thrust upon the world, to discuss "almost" anything that a fellow Bomber wants to bring up: snakes, dog races, kids, departed friends, memories, turkeys (the big birds),sports... etc.) Thanks Maren. Re: Rattlesnakes Good stuff on rattlesnakes! Talk about memories, the first time I heard one rattle near me, I was about 13 years old and hunting jack rabbits out by Rattlesnake Mountain (something to do with the name, I guess). It was worse than any scary movie for me. My head was full of all those stories the adults had passed on. My dad was a security guard at Hanford and told me many a tale of encountering rattlesnakes at the guardhouses and when checking out various facilities and areas (not to mention coyotes, cougars, bobcats, deer, and other critters). Dad was directly responsible for my love of the outdoors. He taught me to appreciate and respect wildlife and to never shoot anything that I would not eat. Of course in my younger years, I would eat (or drink) anything that didn't consume me first. I swore that I had a cast iron stomach. It corroded somewhere along the way. But, when it came to snakes, Dad was a former farm boy from Kansas and had a history of unpleasant experiences with not only rattlers, but Cottonmouth water moccasins, and Copperheads. To him, the only good snake was a dead snake! I was raised with that opinion of rattlesnakes, but over the years it changed. Now, I find reptiles fascinating (to look at -- I'm still not enthused about handling snakes) and pretty much have a "live and let live attitude." I give them a lot of room but watch closely. Many people have been bitten by an unseen snake while avoiding the "seen" one and many inexperienced people are bitten when "fooling around" with snakes or trying to kill them. And, maybe it has gone full circle. Lately, I began writing a last page, column called "Pappy's Parting Shots," for The Tri-Cities Shooting Association's newsletter, The Rattlesnake Ranger. The shooting facility is located at the East end of Rattlesnake Mountain near where I saw my first rattlesnake. Something to ponder -- As kids, we all heard that we should respect all God's creatures. I have great respect for any animal that I observe, encounter, and/or hunt. I like the Native American way of thinking of the Everywhere Spirit running through each and all and when an animal is taken for food it is respected and thanked. On the other hand, aren't bacteria and viruses also living things...? Re: Iditarod I enjoy reading of the Iditarod. In high school, I was too short, too skinny, too slow...etc. for sports, thus began my outdoor career. I did not have to make a team. I could be a team of one. Even today, I lean toward individual sports and activities (except for being a die- hard Mariners fan) but most include my best friend, Darby, my yellow lab. And, I did time in Alaska also, working with Fur seals, birds, reindeer, fox, and geese in the Pribilof and Aleutian Islands and on the Alaskan Peninsula. I passed through Anchorage but never spent any time in the interior. I always kind of wished that I would have chucked it all at some point and homesteaded up there. Oh well, after the Iditarod, someone will come up with something else to ride down. Yahoo! And, it just keeps coming together and goin' round and round. Pardon all the railings of an old guy. It keeps the brain limbered and warm despite all the snow on the roof. -George "Pappy" Swan ('59) ~ Beautiful Downtown Burbank, WA -- where it's sunny and warm and Darby says, "Enough, we need to go outside and do stuff, and since you finally and officially retired, you have entirely too much time on your hands, at least until turkey season." ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Irene de la Bretonne Hays ('61) To: Tedd Cadd ('66) Yes, Ted, the diamond-back's beautiful marking is purpose enough! -Irene de la Bretonne Hays ('61) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) Maren, don't know if you want to print this, or let the Bombers live in lala land. The only time I've been able to visit Alaska, the summer of '76 when we were out driving around we stopped at a little store somewhere, and out back were several little huts with a husky chained on maybe a l0' long chain, one to each house. I wanted to go see these sled dogs. He told me in the off season he couldn't afford to give them full rations, so they were mean and hungry, and he didn't advise I go see them. I didn't. And was heart broken about their treatment, but didn't feel I could do much about it. I don't know who he was, but he had a team of wonderful looking huskies. I suppose there is an up side and down side of almost everything. Someday I hope to go to Alaska and see the race. -Helen Cross Kirk ('62) ~ West Harrison, IN - where the sun is still shining, but the temperature dropped to the 20's last night and isn't much warmer yet. But the lake isn't frozen and the ducks are still visiting and swimming around. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Helen, I can guarantee that if those sled dogs weren't fed properly "in the off season", they didn't win any races when it was time to race. More likely, this would be one of the teams that either withdrew before the race ever started or scratched if they did start. Further, I'll venture a guess that if the Iditarod Trail Committee (or any other race committee -- and there are lots of them) got word of this kind of treatment, the guy wouldn't HAVE those dogs now. Too bad you couldn't have seen some well-treated Alaskan sled dogs like those in Martin Buser's Happy Trails Kennel -Maren] ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Ann Engel Schafer ('63) Re: State basketball tournament To: All you tournament watchers out there. We have a guy by the name of Dennis Schodt "gold medal class of "63" running around on the courts at the state tournament. He was selected from our region to officiate some of the games. I don't know what class or if it boys or girls. Congratulations to Dennis. -Ann Engel Schafer ('63) ~ Vancouver, USA - where the crocus and daffodils are in bloom and it hit 70 this week but cold and rain coming for next week. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Donna Bowers Rice ('63) Re: Snakes I must share my story of snakes. We had just moved to the country in California-outside Sutter Creek in the Gold country. We certainly had our share of them in the 1 1/2 years we lived there. Our 1st discovery was when the kids were out by the pool and said they had found a snake (head buried under a leaf so I couldn't tell whether it was a bull snake which has a rectangular head vs. a diamond). I killed it and sure enough it was a baby rattler (that shoots all its venom at once), then when we were moving a wood pile I almost picked up another sitting on the piece of wood. My next door neighbor found one in her pot on the second shelf of her garage. It was then that I learned that they can crawl up 1/2 the distance of their body. We came home to find a very big one stretched across our driveway, someone had killed it. Needless to say we had a group of snake hunters come out to find the nest. They never did find it but they were dressed in belts made of their snake skin trophies and hat bands so I think they knew what they were doing. The reason I was concerned was at the time we had 3 children that took a short cut through the field every day where the bus dropped them off instead of walking the mile or so down the gravel road, so I was a little concerned for their safety. I drove over a couple of big snakes a couple of times, because I wasn't sure whether they were bulls or rattlers. One time I got a nasty note beside one that I killed-which happened to be a bull snake admonishing me from an unknown neighbor and rightfully so, so I stopped running over them. Probably the topper was when Mike ('60) had to clear some weeds in the field just below our house for the 1st time. His weed whacker would hit a snake and just fling them. There were several. Needless to say, I made the kids go in the house for that one. For someone who was quite frightened of snakes, I became less so with this experience. There are very many good snakes, so make an effort to find out and not kill those, rattlers will not attack unless provoked or when they cannot see such as when they are shedding their skin. There was a saying in Amador County that you could always tell a city person out for a Spring walk by the fact that they always were looking around instead of at the trail. I made sure our kids had cowboy boots when they lived there because no matter how much you told them not to, you'd find them out and about in areas that were not free of rattlers. So now I live in St. Louis where there are water moccasins-was told that if you do not hit them while swimming that they won't attack. Can't bring myself to go try it!!! Sincerely: -Donna Bowers Rice (Gold Medal Class of 63) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Maren Smyth ('63 & '64) Re: Iditarod Update www.iditarod.com/ and/or www.cabelasiditarod.com/ Martin Buser is in 3rd place at the Galena check point.. and now Charlie Boulding is in 1st place and John Baker in 2nd... where did they come from??? One more team has scratched - total of 7 scratches with 80 remaining teams racing. I've always kinda wondered about this and found this on Buser's website: http://www.buserdog.com/buserdog/ "Several folks have asked how the winning time is calculated. The winner is the first person to Nome. On the mandatory 24 hour layover, the starting differential is corrected. Team number 86 stays 24 hours. Team 85 stays 24 hours + 2 minutes since teams start the race every two minutes. Mushers are given the pre calculated time at the banquet when they draw their starting number. Martin's layover was actually 25 hours and 58 minutes. He left on the exact minute. Jeff's layover was 32 minutes longer than Martin's since he [Jeff] started #13. Martin and the lead pack (except Jeff) have all taken their mandatory 24 and 8. The next mandatory layover is 8 hours in White Mountain for all teams." Re: 64 in '04 Planning Meeting 3/16/04 7pm Hanford House Executive Room off the lobby. -Maren Smyth ('64 & '64) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jim Heidlebaugh ('65) Hey Maren, Didn't know you were an Alaska alum. We lived up there for about ten years, moving to Las Vegas a couple years ago. Anyway, Martin Buser lived a couple miles from me out by Big Lake. We had a bad forest fire in about '96, and while waiting to see if the fire would "eat" my home, and deciding what was really worth keeping, we agonized over the approaching flames. Anyway, at the same time, the fire had blown toward Martin's house. Did he worry about the house? Nope. He ran his sled into the lake, and put his dogs and pups in a small boat, and took them to a small island just in front of his house. We were all hosing down our roofs, until we had to leave. Martin had two guys come by in a stolen fire-boat, and helped him hose his house. When they closed the road to my house with fire on both sides of the road, I had to leave. My house was spared, but lost my cat, which was just about as bad...... Re: Balto - "the" dog He's mounted in all his glory in the Iditarod headquarters at the edge of Wasilla, AK. -Jim Heidlebaugh ('65) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From:Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) Re: From the 03/11/04 TCHerald ~ "ASU's Buck repeats as Pac-10 Player of the Week" (Travis is a 2002 Bomber.) I need an autographed baseball before you go 'pro,' Travis! (That is, after you finish college.) -Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) ~ Richland ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Janet Devine Call ('69) Re: Rattlesnake Stories All these stories of rattlesnake encounters pale in comparison with the experience my family had four years ago. I cringe at the bravado expressed with the face-to- face greetings you others cherish. I don't think the disaster potential is worth the actuality. My daughter, 15 years old at the time, encountered a sleeping Western Diamondback in the entryway of a friend's apartment as she followed the friend out the door in the dark. The friend stepped on the rattler, and the rattler bit my daughter on the ankle. Rattlesnakes are frequent travellers through the landscape in the small Phoenix, AZ suburb town where we live. Our house borders a desert preserve, and we regularly watch out for them and the other desert critters like scorpions, tarantulas, coyotes, javelinas, centipedes, lizards and the like. She ended up in a Scottsdale hospital emergency room, where the doctor on call told us most rattlesnake bites occur on the hands of macho adult males who have been partaking to the excess of adult beverages. There was only one doctor at the entire hospital who felt comfortable dealing with rattlesnake bites, and he was on call constantly with the Poison Control Center. After waiting 24 hours monitoring her blood coagulation and toxin levels, they finally decided to give her anti venin. Evidently one can only get the anti venin once, so it is a weighty decision to have to make for someone so young. They gave a patch test, which she "passed," but it is apparently not a reliable indicator because she went into anaphylactic shock soon after getting some of the 15 vials of the serum they had prepared. That was even more scary than the snakebite-- plate-size welts, inability to breathe, and her going into shock. The cost of the anti venin alone was $12,000, and with the 3-day stay in intensive care, the price tag for this snakebite was about $30,000! So, when you are considering dancing with a rattlesnake, think over the true cost! And hope you have good medical insurance! For us, however, the cost goes on and on forever. That's because a year later my daughter came down with Type 1 Diabetes. With no history of it in either side of our families, we are debating whether the treatment or the toxins from the snakebite shut down her pancreas. By the way, we are now almost experts on this disease, and if anybody else out there in Bomberland needs a shoulder to cry on, just email me. Can anyone beat this rattlesnake story? -Janet Devine Call (1969 Bomber) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Mary Jane Smith Poynor ('70) Re: Another Iditarod Note I was one of the lucky volunteers down on 4th Avenue during the start of the Iditarod again this year. For the past 4 years I've been working with the Iditarider portion of the race. People from all over the country - and the world this year (we had a lady from South Africa!) bid on rides with the mushers during the ceremonial start here in Anchorage. This bidding process begins in December and culminates with a phone-in session in January. Bid for the sled rides can be into the thousands of dollars - a ride with DeeDee Jonrow went for over $6000! The money collected is put towards the purse collected by the top 20 mushers as well as the Junior Iditarod (a shorter race run by mushers under the age of 18). So there I was last Saturday, temps in the teens in the early hours of the day, surrounded by 87 mushers, their handlers, wives, husbands, girl friends, boy friends, well wishers and 1800+ dogs!! What an experience. If you stand in just the right spot the howls and barks resonate off the buildings and literally vibrate in your soul! It is truly an Alaskan Experience. -Mary Jane Smith Poynor ('70) ~ Anchorage (where it's snowing AGAIN) Alaska ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Mike Franco ('70) To: Patti Sinclair Baldwin ('77) Re: Republic [WA] State B champs It is great to read of a Sinclair who attended tournament basketball in Spokane and actually remembers the games! I spent a couple of regional tourney sessions at the old Spokane Coliseum with your older brother Paul ('70) but the details of the games seem a little fuzzy. Must be old age! Bomber cheers to all! -Mike Franco ('700 ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Mike Davis ('74) To: Jerry Sions ('74) I don't have to be "baited" to banter with Cueball Upton ('64). I merely wanted you, my old buddy Jerry, to know that the guy nearly blinded me! I'm doing better now. I'm able to see things close up, but objects farther away are still a problem. And, most important, I'm still in the Iditarod, Upton! (You quitter!) -Mike Davis ('74) ~ here in Richland with not a single complaint from my paper route in over a month. Could be "Carrier of the Month"... Ever had that title, Funnyman! I think not!) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* Death Notice >>Sandra Atwater Boyd ('51) ~ 3/16/33 - 3/12/04 http://FuneralNotices.tripod.com *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/14/04 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 9 Bombers and 1 Bomber funeral notice today: Char Dossett ('51), George Swan ('59) Deedee Willox ('64), Maren Smyth ('63 & '64) Betti Avant ('69), Mary Jane Smith ('70) Mike Hogan ('70) and Lori Simpson ('70) Brad Upton ('74) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Diane Dvorak Skilton ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marcia Wade Hausenbuiller ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mary Horton Finch ('75) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim Millbauer ('77) BOMBER CALENDAR: Richland Bombers Calendar Click the event you want to know more about. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Char Dossett Holden ('51) To: Jim Boyd ('55) I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your wife, Sandra. She was a very fun and great person. We will all miss her. -Char Dossett Holden ('51) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: George "Pappy" Swan ('59) Re: Rattlesnakes To: Bill Berlin ('56) On your designated subject for the day, I have tried rattlesnake meat, and my opinion (but I could be wrong) is that it does taste like chicken in a kinda, sorta, stringy way. But, it is somewhat like eating a very long fish (complete with stringy meat) due to the multitude of rib bones. One may prefer to cut it into shorter lengths, but then its like eating several short fishes with stringy meat. I seem to remember that the secret was in the sauce, if any was available, because some of the times I tried it was in Marine Escape, Evasion, and Survival School. In my later years, it has not been high on my barbecue menu. My wife shows little enthusiasm and I prefer not to dine alone. Also, I remember the flood of '48 and the concern about snakes. And I remember that there were business & dwelling structures flooded out from Richland to the Richland Y and on along what is now Columbia Park and into Kennewick. I recall that there was a dairy or creamery between Richland and the Y on the West side of the road where an unfortunate incident took place during the flood. I seem to remember that a young boy in that family was electrocuted while wading in the water inside the building. To: Janet Devine Call ('69) You have my sympathies concerning your snakebite story. What a terrible ordeal for a family. That one will be hard for anyone to top. I also share somewhat your burden with a relative having diabetes. My wife has it (What type -- I do not know) and has to constantly monitor her blood sugar and take insulin shots. That is in addition to fibromyalgia and most of the discs in her back are deteriorated. She used to spend all day in our yard and kept it looking like a small park. Now she barely gets out to the mailbox. To: Ken Heminger ('56) My family moved to Richland in 1948 when I was about seven but I had forgotten about Heminger City and Enterprise vs. West Richland. Thanks for jarring my memory. It seems obvious, but, was Heminger City named after any of your family? -George "Pappy" Swan ('59) ~ Burbank, WA - doing yard work under Darby's supervision. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Deedee Willox Loiseau ('64) Re: Krispy Kreme vs. Spudnuts To: Brad Wear ('71) Regrading Krispy Kreme coming out with a low cal low sugar diabetic friendly donut. Since Krispy Kremes are so awful, that might be an improvement! Val, stick with your original; if it ain't broke, don't fix it! -Deedee Willox Loiseau ('64) ~ Burbank, WA - where I'm only about 20 miles away from the Spudnut Shop and you can tell my looking at me! ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Maren Smyth ('63 & '64) Re: Iditarod Update www.iditarod.com/ and/or www.cabelasiditarod.com/ Martin Buser is in 8th place. Norwegian Kjetil Backen with 12 dogs is shaping up to be the man to beat this year. Just a couple of hours behind Backen into the Kaltag check point were Charlie Boulding (12 dogs), John Baker (15 dogs) and Mitch Seavey (12 dogs) -- barely 16 minutes separated those three arriving in Kaltag. Boulding dropped one dog and left with 11; Baker departed with 15; Seavey dropped one dog and departed with 11. Ramey Smyth (12 dogs) was 4 hours behind Boulding, Baker and Seavey arriving into Kaltag. Rick Swenson (14 dogs) and Martin Buser (10 dogs) were separated by only 9 minutes as they arrived in Kaltag about an hour behind Smyth. Rick Swenson ran a blistering 9 mph speed between the last two check points and Swenson's the "winningest" (with 5-1/2 wins) musher of all time. Even though he's in 6th place, he's COOKIN'. Buser only 9 minutes behind Swenson. WHOA! Here comes Jeff King... 9.29 mph -- in and out of Kaltag with 13 dogs only 15 minutes of rest and that kicked Smyth, Swenson and Buser to 6th, 7th, and 8th place respectively. What Smyth, Swenson and Buser will do next depends on how much rest they all take there... This about "dropped dogs" from Kjetil Backen's website: http://backen.no/122/main.asp "When a musher leaves (drops) a dog at a checkpoint, he fills out a form on that dog and the checker scans the dog for the microchip and checks the collar tag. This information is noted on the dropped dog paperwork which will remain with the dog as it is moved back to Anchorage. The dog collar and microchip is rechecked each time the dog is moved along his/her trip to Anchorage. Once in Anchorage, the information is checked by the crew that will transport the dogs to the Eagle River Correctional Institute where a group of inmates care for them until the mushers handlers arrive to take them home. The prisons also have a copy of the paperwork and a microchip reader. Each dog is rechecked when picked up to insure the correct dog is released to the handler." Re: 64 in '04 Planning Meeting 3/16/04 7pm Hanford House Executive Room off the lobby. -Maren Smyth ('64 & '64) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Betti Avant ('69) Re: rattlesnake tail The only story I remember about rattlesnakes in Richland occurred along a street abutting the shelter belt. It seems it may have been Cottonwood or Birch, but I don't recall. I must have still been in grade school because Mom read us the article in The Tri-City Herald. A little girl (pre-school age) was playing outside, when she came in and told her mother she tried to pick up a stick off the sidewalk and it bit her. Luckily her mother saw the tell tale sign of a double fang mark on her daughter's arm and got her to the emergency room in time. Does anyone else recall this instance or whom the little girl may have been? I know this is not a "senior moment" as I recall so many things like this from my youth in Richland. Bomber cheers, -Betti Avant ('69) ~ Goodland, KS - where today is sunny and warm ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Mary Jane Smith Poynor ('70) Re: Bill Bierlin's ('56) mention of Phil Priebe ('58) Yep, Dr. Priebe has been my dentist up here in the Great Land for 18 years now! It was quite a surprise to a new Alaskan looking for a dentist to find a name I recognized in the Anchorage Yellow Pages. I'll be seeing him in a week or so for the good old 6 month exam and cleaning if anyone would like me to say "hi" for them, just let me know. -Mary Jane Smith Poynor ('70) ~ Anchorage (where the sun was shining and the snow was melting today) Alaska ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Mike and Lori Simpson Hogan ('70) Re: Rattle Snakes Well, there has been alot of talk lately about rattlesnakes around Richland. Even though I was born here and have lived in Richland for 49 of my 51 years, I can't say that I have ever encountered one. (Thank God!) So, speaking of rattlesnakes, I haven't noticed in the Sandstorm any mention about our newest sports team that we will have here!?! Starting on April 4th, 2004 (their 1st home game) there will be a Semi-Pro Football team called the Tri-City Rattlers. Their home games will be played at Lampson Field in Kennewick. Their season will run from April through mid June, if they make the play-offs. They are being coached by Warren Hull, Kennewick High's Athletic Director. There are quite a few other teams on the East side of the state, so they will have their work cut out for them, being the "new kids" on the block! OHH...by the way, our oldest son Chris, tried out and made the team! :-))) He had the 2nd fastest time in try-outs, as well. Not bad for someone who will be 29 in April. As you can imagine... we will be watching some Spring football. Hope to see you there.... Lori Simpson Hogan and Mike Hogan...both class of '70 ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Brad Upton ('74) To: Mike Davis ('74) I've been named "carrier of the month" many times, but it had nothing to do with the Herald. -Brad Upton ('74) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/15/04 ~ IDES of MARCH ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers and some funeral notice stuff today: Muriel Anderson (53WB), Helen Cross ('62), Roy Ballard ('63) Maren Smyth ('63 & '64), Len Rediske ('66) Betti Avant ('69) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ron Holeman ('56) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Roy Ballard ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Barbara Smith Lynch ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Terry Ganz ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jessica Avant ('95) BOMBER CALENDAR: Richland Bombers Calendar Click the event you want to know more about. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Muriel Anderson Thompson ('53WB) I have been trying to get in touch with Patricia Parkison ('52) and Marvin Johnson ('51). If any of you have a contact address or email, would you please send it to me? -Muriel Anderson Thompson ('53WB) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) Is Ramey Smyth related to you, Maren? [Nope. -Maren] Thanks for your very interesting report on the Iditarod!! There's only a St. Patrick's Day parade going on here in downtown Cincinnati today, which I didn't get to. We'll celebrate a little closer to the day here at the house, but we won't have a St. Patrick's parade. Some people around here are celebrating a long ago basketball game when the little town of Milan took on and beat the big city guys of Bloomington, IN. (I believe it was) and beat them in basketball for the State championship, and a current small town basketball wonder story in Maysville, KY is going on this year, and even in Cincinnati there is local wonder at the boys of the Bearcats, from the U. of Cincinnati, and St. Xavier (not being a catholic, I'm not sure if I spelled that one right.) However, let me rush to another musical event of which there are several to choose from around here, having seen enough sports to last my lifetime, supplemented by the occasional Cougar game. -Helen Cross Kirk ('62) ~ West Harrison, IN - where the sun is again trying to peep through and save another gray day, in fact I think that there isn't a flake of the white stuff left in this county, maybe in all of Indiana. Perhaps Spring has really sprung!! I'm looking for the first flower of the year yet. We aren't hearing the frogs in the little lake yet either. I had written in a few hours ago to say that our bulbs were not yet out. Well, I then went out to get in a little exercise,and all my crocus bulbs must have shot up on Saturday when I was too busy to look at my little garden. They aren't yet blooming, but all the buds are there in purple and lavender. So it's been warm enough. As I think about it, they, the crocus, usually do come up by our St. Patrick's Day party. -Helen Cross Kirk ('62) ~ West Harrison, INn - where signs of Spring are definitely around. There aren't any ducks in the pond at the moment, but there will be. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Roy Ballard ('63) To: Mary Jane Smith Poynor ('70) Greg doesn't know what a rattlesnake is...... -Roy Ballard ('63) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Maren Smyth ('63 & '64) Re: Iditarod Update www.iditarod.com/ and/or www.cabelasiditarod.com/ The first team that reaches Unalakleet claims the Gold Coast Award: $2,500 in gold nuggets. That was Norwegian Kjetil Backen... just one minute behind Backen was Mitch Seavey which was a historic Iditarod moment. A mere minute separates the first two teams at the Unalakleet check point (851 miles into the race), with at least six more high- caliber dog teams still chasing - every one of them with a real shot at winning, a situation nobody can recall so late into the race. Veteran mushers still chasing the leaders include Charlie Boulding, Jeff King, Rick Swenson, Martin Buser, Ramey Smyth (No relation), and John Baker. Charlie, at 63, is the oldest musher with a real shot at the championship this year. Mitch Seavey was first into Shaktoolik... Backen, King and Boulding are there, too -- all having arrived within 19 minutes of Seavey... and there are 4 other teams chasing the leaders into Shaktoolik. Re: 64 in '04 Planning Meeting 3/16/04 7pm Hanford House Executive Room off the lobby. -Maren Smyth ('64 & '64) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Len Rediske ('66) Re: Betti Avant's snake story [3/14/04] I know exactly who the little girl was, as it happened at the Grazzini's on Birch, in the 1300 Block to be exact. Rojeen Grazzini's ('66) younger sister was playing out by the garbage cans on the front sidewalk, where she picked up a rattlesnake, thinking it was a stick. The thing bit her, and she went running back into the house to her mother. I know this to be true, as Rojeen told me the story directly. Quite a wild one. Hope you remember my younger sisters Claire and Carol Rediske from your class. They are alive and well and living in Olympia, WA. They were able to make the last Vancouver/Portland picnic this past summer, along with my older sister Pat ('63). Glad I was able to verify your story. Ciao -Len Rediske ('66) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Betti Avant ('69) Birthday greetings to my other niece, Jessica Avant ('95). May there be many more. Oh, by the way when I wrote yesterday and my subject said "rattlesnake tail" it should have been rattlesnake tale. My spell check didn't come through, even though I thought of it after I pushed send. -Betti Avant ('69) ~ Goodland, KS ******************************************************* ******************************************************* ******************************************************* Funeral Notice scanned from the TCHerald by Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) >>Name wasn't listed yesterday: Chad Goplen ('97) ~ 4/17/79 - 3/7/04 >>Funeral Notice added to page: Sandra Atwater Boyd ('51) ~ 3/16/33 - 3/12/04 FuneralNotices.tripod.com *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/16/04 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 8 Bombers sent stuff: Anna May Wann ('49), Barbara Gore ('52) Bill Berlin ('56), Ruth Patty ('56) Larry Mattingly ('60), Carol Converse ('64) Maren Smyth ('63 & '64), Marcia Wade ('67) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Debra Anne Crane Horne ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rhonda Miller Williams ('78) BOMBER LUNCHES 'n stuff (in order of appearance) 03/19 Girls of '54 Lunch 03/21 Spokane Area Lunch 04/03 Bob Cowan ('60RIP) Memorial Bench Dedication BOMBER CALENDAR: Richland Bombers Calendar Click the event you want to know more about. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Ann Thompson, aka Anna May Wann ('49) Re: 2nd North Puget Sound (Kirkland) luncheon DATE: March 28th TIME: 12:30pm WHERE: Hector's in Kirkland, 112 Lake Street South PHONE: (425) 827-4811 PRICES: Vary and are good PARKING: Limited. Park (for a fee) in Bank America Pkg Lot Or one block north in the Public Parking Lot Or you can park on the street DIRECTIONS: Take Highway 405 Exit 18 head West (this is NE 85th) 9/10 of a mile to Lake St. Turn left on Lake Street for 1 block 1/10 of a mile. At the stop light you will see a Bank of America. Hector's is right next door on Lake Street. If coming via Evergreen Point Bridge take the 104th street exit and head north, just under 3 miles you will see Hectors on the right side. RSVP: by March 25th if you will be attending. I need to give them an approximate count. Everyone is invited, room mates, lovers, husbands, wives, friends, parents, etc. -Ann Thompson, aka Anna May Wann ('49) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Barbara Gore Williams ('52) Well its 93 in Yuma today we will be happy heading home in Kennewick the 25th of March for a little cooler weather. And get ready for our summer weather and camping at the ocean. -Barbara Gore Williams ('52) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Bill Berlin ('56) Re: More on the Iditarod If you can imagine the length of the Iditarod (over 1100 miles), the extreme conditions (-30F in places), the frozen terrain, the number of days on the trail and all kinds of other obstacles, having several teams within minutes, repeat MINUTES, of each other is incredible. I remember a race a number of years ago where the winner was less than a minute a head of the 2nd place team and had to run his team full pace to get across the winner's line in Nome for first place. No sunny, warm green golf courses or indoor bowling alleys for these folks and that is what makes the Iditarod the real test of courage and the true "extreme sporting event" in the athletic world. -Bill Berlin ('56) ~ in somewhat cloudy Anacortes, WA watching spring beginning to bloom. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [How about 1978 when Rick Swenson's SLED crossed the finish line FIRST, but Dick Mackey won when his lead dog crossed the finish line first... And then there was the year Rick Swenson harnessed himself to the front of his team in order to lead them across the finish line first in a blizzard... 1991. -Maren] ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Ruth Patty Holesworth ('56) Re: '48 Flood To: George Swan ('59) I believe the place, where the young man was electrocuted was a restaurant called The Dutch Mill. The road was lower then. Also there were homes along the Columbia (Columbia Park) that were flooded. That road was our main highway to Kennewick and Pasco (via the Green Bridge). I remember watching the Army Trucks with sandbags going down GWWay to build the dike. Riverside Park (Howard Amon) was covered with water. The big pool in the park was filled in after the flood. I believe my father, Floyd Patty, worked with yours on Hanford Patrol. I remember him mentioning "Swaney". I worked on Hanford Patrol for 15 years. While working the radio at 300 Area, some co-workers brought some snakes they had found out by the GWWay Gate and dumped them on my desk. That was quite a shocker on graveyard shift. To: Kennie Heminger ('56WB) I remember Heminger City and Enterprise. Do you remember another of your buddies, Ron G. Stephens ('56)? I see Jerry Pedersen every so often. He looks the same, just white hair and less of it. Work well done, Maren! -Ruth Patty Holesworth ('56) ~ Kennewick, WA - Pinewood ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Larry Mattingly ('60) Re: Snakes I can remember the "Snake Alert" during the '48 flood. They were said to be riding driftwood to escape the flood. My dad used to take me down to the river every couple of days to see the flood water. One day a couple of guys came walking along the dike near the park and they had a big one they had found and killed. That is the only one I actually saw proof of but there were lots of stories. For part of that time to get to the Y/Kennewick we had to use the Bombing Range Road out from West Richland to get to the highway from Benton City. Actually there were two towns there at that time. Heminger City and Enterprise, but I can't remember which one was which. During my stint in the Boy Scouts we caught and killed a good sized rattler during a camp out. It was skinned and cooked. I tasted it and tried to imagine how hungry I would have to be to eat snake meat. Personally I don't like any snakes, live, dead, or cooked. I have seen rattlers several times in and around the Potholes Lakes area near Moses Lake. I have hunted extensively in the "old stagecoach road" area near Goldendale for many years and have never seen a sign of a snake. Doesn't mean they weren't there, I just never saw one. Around, oh..10 years ago I read an article in some magazine about some research some college students about people hating snakes. The part that still sticks in my mind is something like this: They got a fake but very real looking snake and put it in various places and watched the reaction of people. Many ran away. Some tried to kill it with anything they could find. When they laid it on a highway, virtually every driver went well out of his way to run over it. Several drivers stopped, backed up and ran over it several times, and another parked and got some kind of club out of his trunk and beat it until the stuffing came out. The article was written with much humor and was great reading. To: George Swan ('59) The "creamery" you refer to was the Dutch Mill restaurant, if I remember the name right. You could still see the floor tiles on the concrete slab a few years ago. It is near that grove of trees about 1/2 way to the Y between the highway and the railroad. I was down there taking pictures of pheasant and quail. You have to go in from the other side as you can't park on the highway. To: Deedee Willox Loiseau ('64) I have to agree with you on Krispy Kremes. I can't believe low fat or low calorie would do anything for that sticky-sweet taste. We did fireworks for the opening of one KK store. They gave my crew several dozen. I think we each had one donut and then we gave the rest away to the crowd waiting for them to open. Long live Spudnuts! "Happiness is the sky in bloom" -J Larry Mattingly ('60) ~ From home near Tacoma - where the warm days have caused a couple hundred daffodils to bloom in my gardens. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Carol Converse Maurer ('64) To: Those of you who live in Vancouver and Portland My son will soon be starting to work for the railroad and will be having a 4 month training in Vancouver. Do any of you know of any boarding houses, cheap, but good, motels, etc., etc. that he may be able to rent? The class starts March 29. Thank you!! -Carol Converse Maurer ('64) ~ Eureka, CA Am waiting for the sun to come out later today. Have been having fairly nice weather lately. Hoping that Spring shows it's head permanently soon. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Maren Smyth ('63 & '64) Re: Iditarod Update www.iditarod.com/ and/or www.cabelasiditarod.com/ It typically takes the front-runner about 48 hours to reach Nome from Unalakleet. The top 4 mushers left Unalakleet between 16:23 and 17:16 on 3/14. At their present pace, teams could reach White Mountain late Monday night (3/15) or early Tuesday (3/16). That would put the winner into Nome between 7pm and midnight Tuesday (3/16). As the Sandstorm goes to press, here's what they look like: The first "Pack" has departed Elim 1. Mitch Seavey with 10 dogs 2. Jeff King with 12 dogs 3. Charlie Boulding with 10 dogs 4. Kjetil Backen with 8 dogs Next "Pack" on their way IN to Elim 5. Ed Iten with 13 dogs 6. Ramey Smyth with 10 dogs 7. Rick Swenson with 14 dogs 8. John Baker with 11 dogs 9. Ramy Brooks with 9 dogs 10 Martin Buser with 8 dogs Next "Pack" - not departed Koyuk for Elim 11 Jason Barron with 9 dogs 12 Aaron Burmeister with 9 dogs 13 Vern Halter with 14 dogs 14 Tim Osmar with 8 dogs Then Dee Dee Jonrowe with 7 dogs is #15 with a "Pack of 8" have departed Shaktoolik for Koyuk King was asked if he felt he had a chance to win if he pulled into White Mountain within an hour of Mitch Seavey. "Give me anything close to an hour, man, and you'll see flames coming out of my rear end." Veteran Sonny Linder scratched in Unalakleet which leaves 79 teams still racing. Re: 64 in '04 Planning Meeting TODAY 3/16/04 7pm Hanford House Executive Room off the lobby. -Maren Smyth ('64 & '64) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Marcia Wade Hausenbuiller ('67) Re: John Northover's 3/12/04 entry I've just now sat down to read thru about 4 days of Sandstorms; going backward from today's. I am horridly afraid of snakes, always have been, always will be! I think John's entry gave me the most chills of any I'd read along these lines. I had just gotten to the place where I was thinking--gee, reading all these snake stories isn't so bad--I'm not freaking out to any great degree! I'm not sure what it was about John's that gave me chills, but I was relieved that I had no more back Sandstorms to enjoy! I've lived the biggest part of my life in Richland, and been blessed never to have seen one personally at least here! We lived on Abbot right along the shelter belt when I was growing up, and we used to delight in playing in the shelter belt and the brushy field between the trees and the by-pass highway. I'm fairly sure, as I think about it now that there must have been a few snakes out there--Our noise and running feet must have warned them and sent them slithering away, cuz I never spotted one, and I don't think either of my brothers did either. Gives me the creeps now, just thinking about it! Ugh!!! While I was working in Pullman several years ago-- nearly thirty years I have to admit-- we had a fellow admitted to the hospital who had been working construction (seems like at a dam site), somewhere fairly near there and had been bitten by a rattler. I wish I could remember exactly how we cared for him, but it seems he was not a candidate for Anti Venom, and had been rattler bitten a few times in the past and recovered. I know we watched him very, very closely, but it seems he was pronounced 'survived' and sent home within 48 hours or so. I remember others on the nursing staff saying that snake bites were not uncommon reasons for admission to Pullman Memorial tho they did only occur every couple of years. Most of us working there at that time were between 23 and 26, so most had not seen more than a couple in their time there. Re: Maren's ongoing Mushing news On to the Iditarod. Maren, thank you so very much for your reports on the race! I have really enjoyed following along this year! I had a cousin, Larry Wade, a few years older than I who for several years raised sled dogs with his wife Judy in Seattle. I know they travelled around all winter for races and really enjoyed it. I'm not sure if they ever did the Iditarod, tho knowing the type of person Larry was, I would not be the least surprised to find they did. Those were absolutely gorgeous dogs, and superbly taken care of. I would think that considering the length and difficulty of the course they would have to be very well fed & cared for throughout the year even start that trek! Thanks again for the daily updates! -Marcia Wade Hausenbuiller ('67) ~ From beautiful, downtown Bomberville; Temps in the 60s and lots of sunny days with daffs, crocuses and tulips galore in the garden *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/17/04 ~ Saint Patrick's Day Dateline: Richland ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 12 Bombers and one Lunch and one Anonymous Contributor sent stuff today: Spokane Bomber Alumni Lunch Rufus (R.J.) Pederson ('48), Gus Keeney ('57) David Priebe ('57), George Swan ('59) John Northover ('59), MLou Williams ('60) Audrey Eberhardt ('61WB), Helen Cross ('62) Frank Whiteside ('63), Patti McLaughlin ('65) Brad Upton ('74), Scott Myrick ('81) Anonymous Contributor, for now ********************************************************* ********************************************************* BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Richard Roberts ('49) BOMBER LUNCHES 'n stuff: 03/21 Spokane Area Lunch More information: <www.calsnet.net/All_Bombers> Click the lunch you want to know about. ********************************************************* ********************************************************* A request: if you should happen upon some green-clad besotted moron during the course of the day, please help him (or her) out. Give the sorry creature a nice russet potato and send it on its way. ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Spokane Bomber Alumni Lunch It's time to celebrate the arrival of Spring in Spokane! DATE: Sunday, March 21, 2004 TIME: 11:30 AM Coffee/Beverages - 12:30 PM Lunch PLACE: The Chapter (Look for green and gold balloons on their sign.) ADDRESS: 105 East Mission (NE corner Ruby/Mission) PRICE: Most lunches $6.95 - $8.95 The restaurant would like an approximate headcount, so please make reservations by Friday, March 19. Everyone is welcome. Remember to bring any RHS yearbooks [Columbians] you might have. Bomber cheers, -Jan Bollinger Persons ('60) and Gary Persons ('57) ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Rufus (R.J.) Pederson ('48) In a recent Sandstorm, I read of a publicity pic of Donald Petrie's green and gold jacket, and e-mailed his dad, Dan Petrie, to see if the mystery could be solved. Eureka!! Ask and it shall be answered! Here is Dan's reply: ----------------------------------------------------- Dear Rufus, Donald went to HS at Pacific Palisades in L.A. The jacket was given to him by Kate Hudson -- supposed to be the Green Bay colors. The "R" stands for Roots, the company that makes the jacket. Hope this clarifies everything. Fond best wishes, Dan ----------------------------------------------------- So ..... keep those trivia questions coming. Regards to the green and golders in the land of sagebrush and sand, -Rufus (R.J.) Pederson ('48) ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: JD Boyd ('55) Re: Sandra Atwater Boyd ('51RIP) To all, It is not possible for me to answer all the e-mails and phone calls regarding Sandras passing for several reasons. Therefore, I thought an entry to the Sandstorm would be an appropriate way to accomplish this. Sandra was a very special person, as many of you know. We had 41 wonderful years together and our love blossomed and got stronger. Of course there were rocks in the road along the way but we always got past them together and were better for it. Most important to us was having three loving daughters and their families. On 3/10/04 we were all by her side talking about the wonderful life we had together, from childhood to the present day. All expressed a lot of love. On that day Sandra said she was ready to have Jesus take her home. She passed very peacefully, in her sleep, on 3/12/04 at 1:00am. On Sunday, 3/14/04, per her wishes, the family held a private memorial service at lot 1 Terra Vista, the site of her dream home to be, with her daughters, her sons-in- law and her grandchildren present. Several months ago Sandra and I had decided to fund a memorial scholarship in the names of her father, Lester Atwater, and my mother, Pauline Boyd; two special people that had impacted our lives. I have decided to add Sandras name to this memorial. The majority of these scholarships will be granted to students from the Richland School District, especially those being raised by single parents and/or those whose parents are employed by the Richland School District. Ive earmarked $400,000.00 for this fund; however, the vehicle to accomplish this goal has not been determined at this time. When the mechanics are worked out I will advise. Your concerns are appreciated. Sincerely, -JD Jim Boyd (55) ~ Palm Desert, CA ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Gus Keeney ('57) Re: Sue Keeney Update Hi everyone, About a month after that last "positive" letter about Sue, we got news that the cancer had come back with a vengeance. They started a different chemo at that point, but she was having trouble coping with that regimen. A month ago they stopped the chemo and we had some more tests done during that period. The oncologist and her regular doctor say there is nothing we can do from this point but try to keep her comfortable and free from pain. She had surgery last week to put a drain in her right kidney because a portion of the tumor was pinching off the tube going from the kidney to her bladder. We signed up with Hospice of Yuma on Saturday and they have been great help at this point. We have a great support group of family and friends here that have been making this time a lot easier to cope with. Our daughter Dana lives not too far away in Henderson, NV and has been coming down on her weekends and helping us with the paperwork and helping me set up some kind of filing system to help keep me organized. (Rottsa Ruck!!!!) Anyway, we thank all of you for prayers and support over this difficult time. We are thankful for the Kennewick General Hospital staff, Doctor Siti and Doctor Kinkaid from the Tri- Cities, and their teams for the extra time they gave us to spend together. I will try to keep you informed and again, we thank all of you for your moral support. -Gus ('57) and Sue (WB) Keeney ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: David Priebe ('57) Re: Oh, no, not another rattlesnake story! So, I hear this scream coming from the house, "There's a snake!" It's a lovely morning in late spring in Wenatchee. We had just bought a house at the edge of town, pretty secluded and we were both nude. Just married and, what can I say, it was the 70's. I was outside in the back yard and I'm thinking she's a hysterical woman. It's probably a piece of rope or a pheasant feather or something. I go in and say, "Where?" "Under the kitchen table." The former owners had casually warned that there were snakes in the area and just to be aware since we were at the edge of the sagebrush. It seemed reasonable. She was in the hallway, pointing. "Oh, I see what you mean." It was coiled; rattling away. Not a small one, either. Then came a test of our marriage: "You stay here and watch it. I'm going to get a shovel." (I think she wanted to put her clothes on.) But, you see, I wasn't going to spend another night in that house if it escaped into another part of the house. I mean, the little gray cells were going into overload. She held. I got the shovel, put it on top of the rattler, was handed the bread knife, and cut off its head. I put my pants on. A few years later, our daughter was 10 and I said, "Katherine, come see the rattlesnake in the rosebush." She was watching TV. She said, "Whatever." -David Priebe ('57) ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: George "Pappy" Swan ('59) Re: Shurre and ah Happy St. Pat's to the lot of ya! Me an' me darlin' Darby (She's ah wee bit Irish jus like me, don ya know) jus want ta wish each and every one o' ya ah Happy St. Patrick's Day! I had no idea I was a little bit Irish until a few years back, when a distant cousin did the genealogy thing and discovered that my dad's side of the family came from Ireland in the early 1700s. Until then, I was an Irish Wannabe and now I know why I used to like that green beer and still tend to be "full o' the Blarney". To: Ruth Patty Holesworth ('56) and Larry Mattingly ('60) The "Dutch Mill Restaurant" sounds right. I don't know where the idea of a dairy or creamery came from. Perhaps it was because I seem to remember the building looked like a mill or barn. Ruth, Roy Swan -- "Swaney" -- was my dad. The nickname Swaney went with him his whole life. It never got permanently attached to me, but I was "Shorty" to him from the day I was born. It faded when I left Bomberville for the USMC. I became "Pappy" because I looked much older than my fellow enlisted 18-year-olds. I guess it was all that dark thick hair and whiskers that have since thinned and faded. In the Marines, everybody that was or looked older got tagged as "Pappy". When my hitch was up and I returned home, Dad and most of the family resumed calling me Shorty. Sixteen years later I was back in the Corps as a crew chief on a Huey helicopter and it became Pappy again. After my present better half, Jeanne (since the early eighties), was informed about "Shorty" by my dad, she kept getting it wrong and calling me "Stubby". I wonder if she was really making a mistake? She is a bit ornery at times. I needed to change that, so I gradually encouraged it back to "Pappy". -George "Pappy" Swan ('59) ~ Burbank, WA, where me an' me darlin' Darby are searching through the yard in hopes of finding a four-leaf clover ta serve as a shamrock. Hope Wild Turkey Season comes soon. All this yard work is dulling my senses, at least that's what I tell Jeanne. ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: John Northover ('59) Re: {Spam?} Chills and SnakeSSssSSssSSSs!! Re: Marcia Wade Hausenbuiller's ('67) 03/16/04 entry -- Re'ing: my entry of 3/12/04 Sorry about the chills ..... I think the chills come from remembering things that almost were, but not quite there ..... Things that could have been but never were. Memories we never had but thought we did ..... Events that happened to others that we remembered as our own ..... Memories from being not our selves. If you lived in Richland, Pasco, Kennewick, or any other town along the Yakima or Columbia ..... If you walked around, along, in and or about any of the rivers in the area..... along the banks of those rivers ..... or walked around the sage brush ..... the rocks ..... I guarantee that some where in the dark shadows ..... under some rock you walked by ..... behind the brush as you walked by ..... in the shadows..... there was at least ..... at one time -- a rattler ..... watching you ..... as you walked by. It is certain. v.r juan the snake hunter ..... from Sunny San Diego -- where all the women are California Girls, all the men are pigs, and all the children surf, study, and cannot wait to grow up and stay home. -John Northover ('59) ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: MLou Williams ('60) Ah rattlesnakes. Three times in my life ..... The first as a pre-schooler living on the corner of Van Giesen and Marshall. City was doing some digging to put up a retaining wall alongside Marshall. It was a B house with a "raised yard" that needed a retaining wall down to street level, you know what I mean. Bare dirt was exposed, which was interesting in itself, because it was moist, dark, shaded, cool dirt, not sand. Apparently there was a snake hole in that bare dirt that had been chopped open by the digger, and here came a medium sized rattlesnake. We -- all the neighborhood kids -- got to yell and squeal and get all excited until some adult came along and chopped up the snake with a hoe. Just another hot summer day in Richland with a flare of activity and something new to talk about. I was 12 when a second rattlesnake attended our family's reunion barbecue in Oklahoma, on a large concrete slab out in the country with tables and cookspots. As I pointed it out to my uncle Clifford and said, "should that be there?" everyone yelled and hollered and jumped up on the tables and benches. Funny thing -- all those red-faced, red-necked Okie farmers took a rake or something out of a pickup and picked up the snake and carried it quite a ways off. Said no need to kill it -- just got caught sunning in the wrong place. That sucker was at least four feet long -- really really big! And finally (so far) in my 30s, at my own private lake in Okanogan County -- Greenlake, snuggled up against the east side of the Cascades. Really. So close that the sun hit the mountains and shade on the lake stretched all the way across to the dirt and gravel beach early in the afternoon. And if you were sloppy, and didn't get out of the lake before the shade arrived on the beach, you'd have to walk through rattlesnakes to get to the car. They do love the Okanogon! They also enjoyed the shady beach. I think that was the lake where the Creature from the Black Lagoon lived. I remember it as such a beautiful, isolated, quiet, natural place, silently floating around in the lake, losing track of time, then out of nowhere getting a flash (in my mind) of the Creature swimming slowly up to grab my feet. Never could get to the beach fast enough after that. But amazingly, never got caught either! So those are my snake tails. Uh, tales. -MLou Williams ('60) ~ in Hermiston (Eastern Oregon) where the hyacinths, crocuses, bluebells, paperwhites, jonquils, and daffodils have done their best, and now we're working on primroses and very soon, asparagus! Life really is good in the Pac-northwest. ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Audrey Eberhardt Mathews ('61WB) Re: Snake Stories I have skimmed the snake reports mainly because I am phobic about our slithering friends. I can happily report never seeing one while living on base at Camp Hanford although I am sure they were there. I have, however, seen several rattlers since returning to Georgia. Can't remember the length of the largest but he had eighteen rattles and a button. Maybe we can find another, more agreeable, subject. The flowers and trees in central Georgia are blooming and budding. Early peach trees are really coming out and I am sure that the growers are praying the freezes are over for the year. -Audrey Eberhardt Mathews ('61WB) ~ Knoxville Georgia -- consisting of county jail, county courthouse, several churches and homes. ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) We moved to Richland in l948 and lived with my uncle Bob and Aunt Phyl and their three children (then) in their half of an A house while our ranch house was being built, and we moved in that summer, as I wasn't old enough to start school that fall (kindergarten), and my three new friends, Barbara Davis, Dianne and Susan Pittock did. I was crushed to be left behind. One of my earliest memories is driving by that tavern (is what I was told it was) that flooded between the highway and the railroad tracks, not far past the bridge over the Yakima River as we headed toward Kennewick. I grew up in Richland about three blocks from the new shelter belt, and don't remember seeing a snake when I was playing outside either and I am glad about it. My mother found one (don't know what kind it was) in a shoe left outside overnight once, and she killed it with a broom (the story goes). But I don't remember seeing it. We are coming to visit our moms and friends in the great State of Washington next month and I am hoping I get to attend a Bomber luncheon somewhere!! -Helen Cross Kirk ('62) ~ West Harrison, Indiana where we woke up to an overnight snow storm and many schools being closed. But as it is 38 degrees outside already, it should be no problem to drive in around here anyway. I was planning to go up to Dayton to hear some lectures at the seminary where my husband is attending, but the snow is worse north of here, of course. ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Frank Whiteside ('63) Re: Antiques / Treasure Hunting / Metal Detecting For those Bombers who are serious antique collectors, I thought I would put in a plug for my brother Al ('60) and his wife Cary who finally (after much prodding on my part) have set up a very nice website for their antique business. I visit with him every so often and work in the store but usually end up buying more stuff than I sell! In fact, my house is filled with stuff from his business, and I really don't have room for much of anything at this point. If he doesn't have what you are looking for, he may possibly be able to find it for you. If you live anywhere near the Eastern Shore of Maryland, give him a call or just drop by the store. They even carry some of their own private label stuff -- candy, jams, dog goodies and other stuff. If you want to inquire about anything, send him an e-mail. The site is <www.kingscreekantiques.com>. You might find something that you've been trying to find for years! On another topic; do we have any other Bombers who are into Treasure Hunting / Metal Detecting? I recently got into the hobby and haven't had much luck yet. If anyone has any positive tips, send me an e-mail. The biggest problem has been trying to find spots that haven't been scoured, finding exact locations, and getting permission to search on private property that might be productive. I live near great sites, but most plantation owners, battlefield sites, etc. don't usually want people digging on their property and most hunters keep their more prolific spots secret. -Frank Whiteside ('63) ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Patti McLaughlin Cleavenger ('65) Miss Marion Hankwitz, former counselor at RHS, died early on the morning of March 16 in the Hospice House where she had been moved from her home less than 24 hours before. She was a great lady. She served as an officer in many worthwhile organizations, she volunteered at the Food Bank, and she was a Special Friend at the elementary schools. Her humor and grace will be missed by her many friends. -Patti McLaughlin Cleavenger ('65) ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Brad Upton ('74) RE: Iditarod Report Our Bomber representative in the Iditarod (Mike Davis ('74)) has just left Anchorage ..... he's almost a 1000 miles behind the leader. Mike has a team of 16 chihuahuas still in harness. His sled's runners have cut clear through to the pavement, but his little dogs are trying! They stand on their hind legs and lean forward ..... it really brings a tear to your eye to watch how hard they work! Don't call the SPCA, these little dogs live for this!! At the beginning of the race Mike was yelling "mush, mush" ..... the dogs thought he was yelling the name of our current esteemed leader and thought he was yelling "Bush, Bush." They immediately tried to head north to the Alaska National Wildlife Reserve and they assumed they were hauling oil rig equipment! Anyway, Mike is expected in Nome in mid-September. You make us proud, Mike! -Brad Upton ('74) ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Scott Myrick ('81) Hello, I just wanted to pass the word that Marion Hankwitz passed away this morning in Richland, WA at approximately 2:30 am. Marion was a Counselor at Col High for many years and she was a close personal friend of mine. She had a very short and painful struggle with cancer and she will be missed by all of her friends and family. Funeral arrangements have not been made as of yet but I will pass them on as soon as I learn of them. -Scott Myrick ('81) ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Anonymous, for now Re: A True Alumni Sandstorm Love Story This is the short version. The long version is even better -- but TOO long to post here. 1. December 1999 - "Clementine", in Richland, joins e- bay. 2. February 2000 - Clementine wins auction from Bomber alum Gary Beyhmer in Colfax. While exchanging shipping info, Gary finds out that Clementine is a Bomber alum, and turns her on to the Alumni Sandstorm. She immediately signs up for her 'daily doses'. 3. August 2000 - Clementine posts to Sandstorm, bringing up the subject of bands of the 60's, wondering how much they got paid per gig, who were the members of the Isle of Phyve, etc. 4. May 7, 2001 - In another city, Bomber alum "Cletis" is having trouble sleeping. So he is messing around at his computer, and happens to do a Google search on "Isle of Phyve". He comes up with a hit on Clementine's Sandstorm post of 9 months earlier. At 3:37 a.m. on 5/7/01, he sends her a note saying 'hi', talking briefly about the bands back then, etc. (Clementine and Cletis had a couple classes together at Carmichael and RHS -- but were never friends, just acquaintances. Still, they remembered one another well.) Thus began an e-mail and telephone re- acquaintanceship and friendship. 5. Important note: at the time of receiving the 5/7/01 e-mail, Clementine was already in the process of two big things: A) preparing to move to the city in which Cletis happened to live; B) converting to Catholicism - - which Cletis happened to have done 6 years prior. 6. August 2001 - Clementine moves to Cletis's city. They become good friends. He becomes her sponsor as she completes her preparation classes, and is accepted into the Catholic Church (3/02). Cletis's son "Boy" (then age 12, who has always lived with Cletis) and Clementine become VERY close within just a few weeks. 7. Lots of other info goes in here -- but it would make the story too long for this posting. Let's just say that the details make it pretty darn convincing that this whole thing was no 'coincidence'. 8. Time passes, during which Cletis and Clementine become closer friends and strong allies against some really difficult external circumstances. As they weather many storms together (and enjoy some good times, too), they separately begin to realize that from their strong friendship, something else may be growing. 9. As they talk and share more time and experiences, they come to understand that their life dreams and value systems are very VERY much alike. Yet, because of past experiences, neither one is QUITE ready for the final commitment. And, being sincere practicing Catholics, for each of them the only alternatives are just-good- friends, Sacramental marriage, or parting of the ways. 10. Summer 2003 - Clementine's work takes her out of town for much of the time. It is during this experience that Cletis and Clementine and Boy come to find out how really important their relationships are becoming in their lives. Parting of the ways is not looking like an option! How about just-good-friends? "How feasible is that in the long run?", they now each have begun to wonder. 11. Fall, 2003 - Lots more (important) stuff happens (see #7, above). 12. January 1, 2004 -- 12:05am -- Cletis asks on bended knee, Clementine says, "Yes." 13. St. Patrick's Day, 2004 -- 11:00am -- Cletis and Clementine become "Mr. and Mrs. Cletis" at St. Augustine Catholic Church, Spokane, Washington. 14. As Cletis, Clementine, and Boy, plus Cletis's grown daughter, and Clementine's two grown sons ALL agree -- this is a "God-Thing". And if YOU knew all the details, you would no doubt agree!!! We are so thankful for having been brought together by God. (What were the chances of that happening without His help, after we had not seen one another since graduation in 1968? The series of events and life-path preparations that led up to this wonderful day are FAR too specifically perfect to have been accidental. Neither of us was looking for someone -- but it is ABUNDANTLY clear that we were brought together.) And thank you, Alumni Sandstorm!!!! -Lynn-Marie Hatcher Peashka ('68) (Clementine) -Thomas Peashka ('68) (Cletis) ~ Spokane -- where we don't even care what the weather is like today :-) PS - We are grandparents twice over now. You may recall that Lynn-Marie became "Grandma Lynnie" to Asher Elias Peterson on 1/13/04. Thomas became "Opa" to Jameson David Baker on 2/8/04. Asher and Jameson today become cousins - - and live only about half an hour apart in the Seattle area. So as of today we each officially have TWO grandsons. How cool is that??!!! (Want to see photos? E- mail me, and I will gladly send you some!) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/18/04 Dateline: Richland ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff today: Dick McCoy ('45), Curt Donahue ('53) Pam Swain ('61), Roger Fishback ('62) Helen Cross ('62), Deedee Willox ('64) ********************************************************* ********************************************************* BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Les Fishback ('34) BOMBER CALENDAR: <www.calsnet.net/All_Bombers> Click the event you want to know more about. ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Dick McCoy ('45) Re: St. Pat's puppy We celebrate the Irish holiday with a new puppy, having said goodbye to our Rosy last fall. A very good dog was Rosy. So now comes Nellie Kellie, an Aussie shepherd, only eight weeks old. The only problem is that she is smarter than I. Have a great day. From Dick McCoy the Irish boy, who speaks Blarney fluently, and whose four grandparents -- McCoy, Flanagan, Murphy, and Hickey -- all came over from the Emerald Isle in the 1800's. -Dick McCoy -- Bronc, Beaver, Bomber, ('45, '46, '02) ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Curt Donahue ('53) Re: Bill Bruggeman, Jr ('50RIP) I saw in the Seattle PI this morning that Bill passed away on March 15th, losing his battle with cancer. My sincere sympathies to his brothers and their families. -Curt Donahue ('53) ~ Federal Way, WA ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Pam Swain Johnson ('61) Re: Alaska Dawgs For Mitch Seavey 11 times was the charm. He was first to cross the finish line in Nome. Enjoyed the Iditarod coverage in the SS. What I found most interesting was the number of Bombers who happened to come to AK -- and stayed (if only in their hearts). Several years ago I was in my living room with two other women. In the course of the conversation it turned out both were from Richland, although one of them was RHS. What are the odds of that? Would like to know the number of former Richlandites who are in AK and how come we don't have our own lunch program. -Pam Swain Johnson ('61) ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Roger Fishback ('62) Re: Lester Fishback is 90!! Lester Fishback turns 90 today, Thursday, 3/18/04. Les is the oldest living Richland High Basketball player and has lived in Richland since 1922. Hasn't missed many hoop games in the past 60+ years either. -Roger Fishback ('62) ~ using my mother Kay's e-mail address ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) Wow, all I wanted to say is that I think it was the great blue heron flying away from the little lake yesterday, and the red headed woodpecker is definitely still around. Canadian geese are still visiting the lake on their treks somewhere, and the snow is still around, but it's leaving as we expect to get up to 48 degrees. And I wanted to add that my friends at the new ranch house in l948 were all Bombers, at least Barbara Davis was; she was in the school ahead of me. As I think about it, I think that the Pittocks moved to California in the late 50's. I'm looking forward to Maren's next official update on the Iditarod race. Happy St. Patrick's Day to the Irish and non-Irish alike. I think all of us Crosses are maybe 1/8th Irish from our father's side of the family. Oh, and congratulations to Clementine and Cletis on their recent wedding, and may God be with you. -Helen Cross Kirk ('62) ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Deedee Willox Loiseau ('64) Re: The Flood Well, I was only two when the flood happened, but here's what I remember. My folks would stop at that tavern (or restaurant or creamery, whatever it was) for drinks. They would leave my sis and I in the car, so the owner came out to talk to us. He told us he was Superman (I truly believed it). Later in life, I was told that he was cleaning up the place after the flood, and while standing in water, grabbed a live wire and died. After the road was open again, I remember riding with Dad and seeing the water over the road. I'm amazed that I can remember anything from that age. -Deedee Willox Loiseau ('64) ~ Burbank, WA *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/19/04 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 12 Bombers and 1 Bomber Funeral Notice today: Betty Bell ('51), Dick Pierard ('52) Dorothy Keys ('52), Connie Madron ('60) Helen Cross ('62), Jackie DeVries ('62) John Campbell (63), Kathy O'Neil ('63) Diana Bennett ('64), Gary Behymer ('64) Maren Smyth ('63 & '64), Tami Schuchart ('68) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* BOMBER LUNCHES 'n stuff (in order of appearance) 03/19 Girls of '54 Lunch 03/21 Spokane Area Lunch 04/03 Bob Cowan ('60RIP) Memorial Bench Dedication BOMBER CALENDAR: Richland Bombers Calendar Click the event you want to know more about. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Betty Bell Norton ('51) Re: Richland Seniors Association The Richland Seniors Association is a local organization for all "mature adults" in the Tri-Cities that are interested. The reason I'm mentioning this is that today (I guess) Friday, March 19th the Association (RSA) will be sponsoring a dance from 1:00 to 4:00 at the Richland Community Center. The Easy Swing Band (Bob Leveque. Clark Hodge, Ron Monk and Rob Ragsdale) do a wonderful job on swing and big band sound music. The cost is only $2 at the door, and there will be door prizes and refreshments. If you don't dance, just come and listen to the music! You may see several of your former classmates! Come and join us for a fun afternoon! The RSA also has a Web Page now: richlandseniors.com This lists upcoming events, asks for computer classes you would like to take, etc. It also has links to the City of Richland and the Parks and Recreation classes available. If you have questions, please call me. -Betty Bell Norton ('51) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Dick Pierard ('52) Happy St. Paddie's Day. The Green will go in the mail today, as soon as I can shovel the snow that came down last night so the mail person can pick it up. -Dick Pierard ('52) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Dorothy Keys Harding ('52) Re: Girls of '52 Lunch A few of the ladies from the class of '52 would like to get a monthly (or other ideas are welcome) lunch started. We chose the first Tuesday of the month but for April switched it to the 13th, 1pm, because of spring vacation. It will be at Isla Bonita on Jadwin Avenue (a block south of Chief Joseph School). If you can attend please email me, or call Luana Ivers Portch (she's "in the book"), by April 10 so we can give Isla Bonita a head count. Hope to see lots of you there. -Dorothy Keys Harding ('52) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Connie Madron Hall ('60) Re: Phoenix Area Bombers' Luncheon WHEN: Sunday, April 18, 12:00 noon WHERE: Shalimar Country Club, 2032 E. Golf, Tempe, AZ Off Southern in Tempe between McClintock and Price PHONE: (480) 838-0488 All Arizona Bombers, spouses, friends, etc., are invited. Let's make this a big get together before summer heat and vacations begin. Don't let the words "country club" keep you away. This is a small, neighborhood 9-hole golf course nestled in the center of Tempe--very casual, good food and reasonable prices. I have reserved the patio, looking out to the golf course. With April being such a gorgeous month here in Phoenix, this promises to be a beautiful day with special, old friends. Mark your calendar. I will need a head count for the restaurant by April 12. DIRECTIONS FROM THE NORTH: I-17 South (if you are coming from Flagstaff/Prescott) to 101 East to Southern Ave. exit. West/right on Southern to Fairfield. Right on Fairfield 1/8 mile to Shalimar Golf Course and Restaurant, on left. DIRECTIONS FROM THE SOUTH/TUCSON: I-10 North; I-60 East toward Mesa/Globe; take McClintock exit. North/left on McClintock; East/right on Southern Ave., left on Fairfield 1/8 mile to Shalimar parking lot on your left. DIRECTIONS FROM THE EAST: I-60 to McClintock exit. North/right on McClintock; east/right on Southern Ave., left on Fairfield 1/8 mile to Shalimar parking lot on your left. DIRECTIONS FROM THE WEST: I-10 to 202 East. 101 South to Southern Ave. West/right on Southern Ave. to Fairfield. Right on Fairfield 1/8 mile to Shalimar parking lot on your left. If we have some golfers out there who would like to play a round, let me know so I can set up tee times starting around 2:00. -Connie Madron Hall ('60) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) Happy Birthday to Les Fishback (RHS Class of '34)!! You've had a wonderful wife to take care of you all these years. I know, as she was my Sunday School teacher all those years ago at CUP!! -Helen Cross Kirk ('62) ~ I'm leaving to take a friend on a ferry ride across the Ohio River now. It's 38, so the snow is leaving, the lake it the same. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jackie DeVries Brown ('62) Re: Alaska Bombers To: Pam Swain Johnson ('61) I have visited Alaska twice in my life, December 1992 for the birth of first grand child - Zack, parents are my son Ed Bartol ('84) and his wife Leela Dhiman Bartol ('86), Ed was in the Air Force and stationed at Elmondorf AFB. Anchorage was larger than I had imagined... we visited three different Malls, there was five feet of snow and several blizzards during the 10 days I was there. We saw moose outside their apartment, at the hospital, downtown too. My second visit was last August. We took a cruise that visited several cities along the coast. It is a beautiful state, but cold. I would like to visit again, but I don't think I would want to live there. Go Mike Davis ('74) and Chihuahuas (?) -Jackie DeVries Brown ('62) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: John Campbell ('63) Re: Bike Week Just returned from Florida. Had a great time at Bike Week, a crazy time with about 500,000 folks. Got autographs from famous bike builders including Paul and Paul, Jr. of Orange County Choppers and Billy Lane. Thanks to those who sent me advise on traveling to the Keys. I rented a Harley and my friend took his brother's '89 Heritage and we rode to Miami and down to Key West. It was cool riding down those long bridges that connect the island chain. I even had some key lime pie! It was a great holiday for a couple of middle aged guys. -John Campbell ('63) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Kathy O'Neil Childs ('63) I have enjoyed reading about the floods of 1948. I was only three, but I'm sure that I remember the yards on Haines being rolled up to the houses as they were beginning to build the dike. We lived on Haupt at that time. (We moved to Haines years later.) My dad took my younger sister Patty and I over to see the work that was being done. I distinctly remember seeing big equipment rolling up some of the lawns. Does anyone else remember that? Re: Snake Several years ago, we were visiting Mike Quane ('63) and his lovely wife Suzanne at their home in Almaden, above San Jose, CA. Mike was barbecuing and he cooked some rattlesnake. I tried a small piece and it was actually quite good. Mike and Suzanne are such fun to be with! He keeps me laughing with his great jokes and funny comments. Mike teaches at a junior college close to me, but I haven't seen him for a couple of years. My son attends that college. Mike's classes look so interesting; maybe my son Mike (who is named for Mike Quane) will be able to take one of Mike Quane's classes sometime. -Kathy O'Neil Childs ('63) ~ Los Altos, CA ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Diana Bennett Ground ('64) Re: Alaska Bombers To: Pam Swain Johnson (61) I know there are several former Bombers scattered around Alaska. I am in Juneau and have been here since 1972. In fact I met Maren Smyth ('63 & '64) here quite a while back [when she lived here]. I expect one of the reasons there is no Alaska Bomber Lunch is that we're probably scattered all over the state. Thanks Maren for your good Iditarod coverage. My husband was born in Seward so we were naturally rooting for Seavey to win. It was great that he finally did. -Diana Bennett Ground ('64) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Gary Behymer ('64) Re: The Flood Comments continued... Richland Washington Flood of 1948 If you have any additional 'flood' comments or photographs you'd like to share, please forward them to me and I will include them on the web page. -Gary Behymer ('64) ~ now living in downtown Colfax, WA ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Maren Smyth ('63 & '64) Re: Iditarod Update www.iditarod.com/ and/or www.cabelasiditarod.com/ Re: Mitch Seavey (2004 Iditarod Champ) I read on one website that this guy has wanted to win the Iditarod since he was about 10 years old. He had three sled dogs at the time. "Every time I'd be running dogs by our house I'd be imagining myself in the finish chute in Nome winning the Iditarod". His best previous finish was fourth in 1998. Re: Jeff King (#2 in 2004) King stripped the seat off his much-talked-about Trail Dragger sled to reduce weight for the last 77 miles.... trying to catch Seavey. "Who knows?" King said. "He might have some trouble and I might have an awesome run." Re: Kjetil Backen (#3 in 2004) A few words about Team Norway Backen is one of three top Norwegian mushers pooling talent, money, time and dogs into one super team, which they take turns running each year. Robert Sorlie was the first to run Team Norway with leaders "Blue" and "Takk" in 2003 with a decisive win. Backen was racing for Team Norway this year. "Blue" and "Takk" were both in harness leading Team Norway again this year. "Blue" was dropped early in the race because of sore wrists, which left "Takk" leading Team Norway. 1/2 mile out of Unalakleet "Takk" sat down and died. Backen was in tears... not sure if he would continue and has been on an emotional roller coaster since. "Takk's" body was flown to Anchorage for a necropsy to determine cause of death. The race marshall (who has the authority to stop a musher from continuing when a dog dies) said he hadn't seen any evidence of mistreatment and allowed Backen to continue. It was later determined that "Takk" died of gastric ulcers. Re: Ramey Smyth - GREAT name, but No relation (#4 in 2004) Ramey says he has been mushing "since I was born." While that may be a bit of an exaggeration, it's not by much. He's 27, and has been racing 23 years. His father is Iditarod musher Bud Smyth and his mother was the late Lolly Medley. "My mother and father both had dog teams and I love sled dogs." His best finish before this year was 6th in 1998. Re: Ed Iten (#5 in 2004) 2004 was Ed's 5th Iditarod. Iten and his family live above the Arctic Circle near Kotzebue, where roads are non- existent. "We travel all winter on well-marked trails. Nothing beats stopping by the side of the road to talk with someone who remembers when dog teams were the only way to get around." Iten finished 24th in 2003, 10th in 1999, and 14th in 1992. He has been a carpenter for the past two decades. Since his sled dogs power his family's transportation in winter, their health is a priority. "For my family, running dogs is a way of life." Re: Charlie Boulding (#6 in 2004) The Manley Hot Springs musher with the gray beard, and beaded braids had been in third place leaving Elim, a half an hour behind King and five minutes ahead of Backen. But the 62-year-old musher stopped at a cabin not far from town to rest his team. A warm cabin beckoned, he said, and he went inside for a rest. When he closed his eyes, "That was the end of that." He woke up two and a half hours later, in fifth place. He said "I don't want to convert that to dollars," though a check of last year's winnings showed the difference between third and fifth place was nearly $13,000. Re: Martin Buser (#11 in 2004) The seven dogs making the final run were Godzilla and F-150 in lead, Danny and Daisy, Wolfie and Harlem and Shakelton. Martin had shed his "caboose" on his sled for lightweight travel into Nome. Mother Nature made one last challenge about 40 miles from Nome and pelted the teams coming in yesterday (3/18) with one last blast of wind. Martin had to stop and clear the snow and ice from the dog's eyes.. snow was blowing them shut. Martin said he and his sled were blown over and off the trail several times. He looked a bit more pained than he usually does at the end... after kneeling down to pet his dogs, he asked Rick Swenson to help him up. Then he grabbed a shower then headed to the E.R... a hernia. Doctors recommended surgery when he returns to Anchorage. He said he started having some pain upon leaving White Mountain but thought he might be getting the virus that has been plaguing Iditarod There are still mushers out there on the trail... G.B. Jones is in last position and left Unalakleet late last night (3/18). I'll keep updating until the last team crosses the finish line in Nome to win the Red Lantern. Re: Alice Stuart Band in Richland Alice is bringing her new band to Dukes Pour House in Richland on March 27th. This is their 3rd time there and the audience is growing, but they need more people to fill up that big place and dance!!! Sat. 27th: 9-1am, Dukes Pour House, 2155 Stevens Drive, Richland, WA (509) 375-1114 -Maren Smyth ('64 & '64) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Tami Schuchart Keller ('68) To: Lynn-Marie Hatcher Peashka ('68) Lynn-Marie Thank you so much for sharing your and Tom's Love story . I am so happy for both of you. You're both very special and I know you will have a wonderful life together. God always has a plan for our lives and it is always so fun to look back and see how He works His plan in our lives until He brings it to fruition. All my love to both of you -Tami Schuchart Keller ('68) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* ******************************************************* Funeral Notice >>William. E. "Bill" Bruggeman ('50) ~ 9/23/32 - 3/15/04 FuneralNotices.tripod.com *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/20/04 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 12 Bombers and 1 Funeral Notice today: Dick McCoy ('45), Shirley Watts ('49) Mike Clowes ('54), Gus Keeney ('57) John Northover ('59), Susan Erickson ('59) Connie Madron ('60), Roger Gress ('61) Dennis Johnson ('62WB), Helen Cross ('62) Maren Smyth ('63 & '64), Tami Schuchart ('68) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Leah Collins Davis ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Joanna Faulkner Brown ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sherri Daugherty Cooper ('67) BOMBER CALENDAR: Richland Bombers Calendar Click the event you want to know more about. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Dick McCoy ('45) To Lester Fishback ('34 Colt) Happy 90th birthday, Lester. We go back to the Legion when you were a young pup of 38! How time flies. -Dick McCoy ('45) Still a Bronc ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Shirley Watts James ('49) Re: Bill Bruggeman ('50RIP) I am very sorry to learn of Bill's passing. He was a long-term friend and neighbor of my family. My sympathies to his family. -Shirley Watts James ('49) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) Re: Club 40 I know it's early in the game, but come on folks. only 50 people coming to the party in September? Somehow I think you can do better than that. And I am ashamed to say that only 30 members of The Class of '54 have signed on so far. At least we have the class of '59 beat, but we're only ahead by 29. If you are eligible to join Club 40 (your class must have held its 40th reunion), check out the Club 40 web page at: http://richlandclub40.org Print out an applicable registration sheet and do what is required. It promises to be a good party this year; a river cruise, BBQ chicken and/or ribs and the ever popular French fries and gravy on Friday. To say nothing of the fine dinner on Saturday night. Bomber Cheers, -Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) - from partially sunny Albany, OR (no snow, frozen ponds, dog sled races or rattlesnakes - plenty of raccoons though) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Gus Keeney ('57) Re: Doug Stiles ('57) When I got home this morning from my Doctor appt., who is standing in my driveway but Doug Stiles ('57)!!! He was one of my best friends in high school and we were room mates after we got out of the Navy for a couple of years until he married Sally Johnson ('61 - younger sister of Neils Johnson ('57). Anyway, Doug is in my driveway talking to my friend from down here. He drove straight through from Richland. He left yesterday morning and was here before noon. He is at the motel sleeping for a few hours now. Doug said after I telephoned him the other day, he decided to come down and be moral support for Sue & I. -Gus Keeney ('57) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: John Northover ('59) R3: Rattle Snakes ... I could not dig up the picture my dad took of me herding a pack of rattlers. I did find two pictures he took .. Do not remember the date ... Sometime in the forgotten past. http://johnover4.tripod.com/rs1.jpg http://johnover4.tripod.com/rs2.jpg Later Juan the snake herder -John Northover ('59) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Susan Erickson Kuntz ('59) Re: North Central Washington Bomber Lunch All Bomber Lunches website A week ago, the North Central Washington Bombers met for lunch at the Campbell Resort in Chelan. Gene Hall ('48) and wife, Betty Ann; Joan Soehnlein Haugh ('54) and husband, Ken; Susan Erickson Kuntz ('59); Suzie Gunderson Chiles ('60); Peg Sheeran Finch ('63); Donna Nelson ('63; Maren Smyth ('63 &'64); and Brent Van Reenen ('67) entertained each other with neighborhood stories and shared old Frontier Days programs from '48 and '49. Donna brought her still-pretty Tony doll, wearing clothes made by her grandmother and Suzie had us in stitches as she told about her women's group who was spending the weekend in Chelan. We are the Bombers, the Mighty, Mighty Bombers! -Susan Erickson Kuntz ('59) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Connie Madron Hall ('60) Re: Bob Cowan Memorial April 3 funeralnotices.tripod.com/pics03/RIP60CowanBob03.htm Friends of Bob Cowan ('60RIP), are invited to join together as we remember Bob. We will meet before 5:00pm, Saturday, April 3, next to the walkway by the river at the Shilo end of Riverside Park. A bench will be dedicated and a tree planted in his honor. There will be a reception following in the 1300 block of Symons. Bob's sister, Suzanne ('71) would like a general idea of how many will attend the reception, so please let me hear from you if you plan to come. Thank you. -Connie Madron Hall ('60) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Roger Gress ('61) Happy Birthday to Leah Collins Davis Classic Class of ('61) -Roger Gress ('61) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Dennis Johnson ('62WB) I asked this once before - about two years ago... but it never elicited a discussion/response. Anyone remember the local movie "The Richland Story"?? It was filmed back in mid '50s and had a few interviews with local luminaries, showed school kids, etc. Would have thought it might have been something shown from time to time - I don't remember much about it, just that it more or less chronicled the history of the town from just before the USGov/AEC came in, and ended in '55 or '56. For those into archival history, it might be interesting to look up Just askin'..... -Dennis Johnson ('62WB) ~ Las Vegas - where it's been over 80 for a week now, tops are off (cars of course) and everything is finally turning brown... wait... everything is ALWAYS brown...never mind ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) Maren, your coverage of the Iditarod brought tears to my eyes when I read about "Takk" dying. I happened to see the winning team cross the finish line when it was on our news briefly. But your coverage is so interesting. -Helen Cross Kirk ('62) ~ West Harrison, IN - where the sun is trying to shine, it's warming up, and the lake is blue outside. Inside I am getting ready to have a few friends over for a late St. Patrick's Day celebration. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Maren Smyth ('63 & '64) Re: Iditarod Update www.iditarod.com/ and/or www.cabelasiditarod.com/ There are still 16 teams (10 of them are rookies) on the trail to Nome. I'll get some history about the Red Lantern award (last place) for tomorrow's Sandstorm. -Maren Smyth ('64 & '64) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Tami Schuchart Keller ('68) To: Diana Bennett Ground ('64) Diana, We moved to Juneau, AK in 1971 where Darrell (my husband) taught school for one year. It was so cold and dark and dreary that we left 2 weeks before school was out in 1972. We were probably crossing paths as we left and you arrived or we may have even crossed paths while I was still there and didn't even know it as Juneau wasn't very big back then. -Tami Schuchart Keller ('68) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* ******************************************************* Funeral Notice scanned from the TCHerald by Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) >>Jeanette Miller Mankins ('49) ~ 1930 - 2004 FuneralNotices.tripod.com *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/21/04 ~ SPRING!!! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Betty Hiser ('49), Joan Eckert ('51) Maren Smyth ('63 & '64), Stu Osborn ('71) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* TODAY: SPOKANE LUNCH BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Donna McGregor Salazar ('57) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marji Brewder Brown ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Molly Hinkle Millbauer ('79) BOMBER CALENDAR: Richland Bombers Calendar Click the event you want to know more about. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Betty Hiser Gulley ('49) Of all the memories that people have written about I am surprised that no one has mentioned the Rose Bowl. The soldiers from Camp Hanford named it that because Uncle Sam had painted it a vile color between red and pink. Re: MUSCLES He was not as dumb as people thought. My sister's girlfriend was afraid of him. We were standing at the entrance to the Mart and he come dashing in and said to her: "It's raining!" She exclaimed, "Really?" I thought he was going to roll in the floor laughing. (I think he knew she was afraid of him as he was doing things like to her all the time.) I bowled and our sponsor for several years was Bruce's Lucky 5 (tavern). Muscles would watch us bowl and then follow us (on his bike) to Bruce's Lucky 5. As has been mentioned several times, the merchants were good to him. They would give him a big Coke and after he drank half of it he would be drunk as a skunk and would do all kinds of weird things. He would come into the old downtown Thrifty Drug. He had a watch and he would look up at their clock and say, "It doesn't match my watch." His girlfriend was Marilyn Monroe - he was always going to go to California so he could see her. Re: SNAKES There were lots of snakes in the area around Cottonwood (at that time it was the edge of town). I went to work in the area and we had a safety meeting. A man from Battelle had a huge snake that they had picked up in the grounds around Cottonwood. He told what to do if you were bitten - assuming you had one of the snake bite kits - sit down under a tree (out in the area?), open up the snake bite kit, read the instructions, and do whatever it said. He did a lot of traveling for Battelle and told what you had to do, at that time, to travel in the Rocky Mountain area (get a shot for Rocky Mountain spotted fever - which I understand was very painful). There were always lots of rattlesnakes in the area - I assume because fewer people were out there to disturb the snakes. I found one in the maintenance shop in 105-N - big rattles and all. I started out working for GE in Purchasing. One of our orders was for a case of 4 roses and in the body of the order it stated: FOR MEDICAL PURPOSES ONLY. It was for Kadlec Hospital - I understand they used to give you a big swig of whiskey if you were bitten by a snake. Re: Postcards I collect postcards - have about 30,000. If any of you would like to contribute I would appreciate it. I collect everything - states, cities, foreign countries, comics, ads, anything that is considered a postcard. I have postcards of Richland taken in the late '40s and of the '48 flood. Email me for my home address. That's what keeps me on my toes, along with several clubs I belong to and visiting my children and grandchild. -Betty Hiser Gulley ('49) ~ Having a beautiful day in Richland - little coolish. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Joan Eckert Sullens ('51) Re: Sandra Atwater Boyd ('51) Way back when...in 1950 and 1951, I was one of those girls who really looked up to the popular Sandy and her crowd, but wasn't a part of that group. Almost 50 years later, we became acquainted through emails. We shared jokes and stories of years gone by. I came to feel a part of her circle of many friends. She will definitely be missed but never forgotten. -Joan Eckert Sullens ('51) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Maren Smyth ('63 & '64) Re: Iditarod Update www.iditarod.com/ and/or www.cabelasiditarod.com/ SMYTHS IN THE IDITAROD Cim Smyth finished 43rd with 5 dogs (minimum number allowed) and brother Ramey finished 4th with 6 dogs. WIDOW'S LAMP VS. RED LANTERN WIDOW'S LAMP - http://www.iditarod.com/lamp.html During the days of Alaska sled dog freighting and mail carrying, dog drivers relied on a series of roadhouses between their village destinations. Since these mushers ventured out in most all kinds of weather, for safety reasons they found the idea that pilots rely on, known today as the flight plan. Word was relayed ahead that a musher and team were on the trail, and a kerosene lamp was lit and hung outside the roadhouse. It not only helped the dog driver find his destination at night, but more importantly, it signified that a team or teams were somewhere out on the trail. The lamp was not extinguished until the musher safely reached his destination. In keeping with that tradition, the Iditarod Trail Committee will light a "Widow's Lamp" at 10:00 a.m., on the first Sunday in March, in Nome at the trail's end. This lamp, which will be attached to the Burled Arch, our official finish line, will remain lit as long as there are mushers on the trail competing in the race. When the last musher crosses the finish line, officials will extinguish the "Widow's Lamp" signifying the official end of the Iditarod for that year. All too often, public and media think of the race as being over when the winner crosses the finish line, yet there are still teams on the trail. We hope you will find this often overlooked part of the race worthy of your attention. There are many very good stories about these other mushers on the trail. RED LANTERN - http://www.iditarod.com/lantern.html Often the "red lantern" is confused with the "widows lamp." They are not the same. An article several years ago in Alaska magazine states that the first red lantern was awarded in the 1953 Fur Rendezvous Race. According to Alaska, "Awarding a red lantern for the last place finisher in a sled dog race has become an Alaskan tradition. It started as a joke and has become a symbol of stick-to- itiveness in the mushing world." Earl Norris said, "The idea was that the last fellow was so far behind, he needed to light his way home." In this tradition, Wells Fargo awards a red lantern to the last musher off the trail in the Iditarod. As we go to press, 7 teams are still on the trail to Nome. -Maren Smyth ('64 & '64) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Stu Osborn ('71) Re: New virus threat - W32.Beagle.K@mm Please be advised of a new e-mail virus called w32.beagle.k which claims to be an e-mail from "Management", "Support", "Administration", "No Reply" or "Staff" @ and prompts the recipient to open an attachment. This is a virus and the attachment should not be opened. ISPs [Internet Service Providers] will never send e-mail attachments. If you have opened this attachment, download and run McAfee Virus Stinger or update the signature files on your current virus detection software program and then run a "scan and clean" to remove this virus from your computer. The W32.Beagle.K@mm worm is a variant of W32.Beagle.J@mm that opens a backdoor on TCP port 2745 and uses its own SMTP engine to spread through email. It sends the attacker the port on which the backdoor listens, as well as the infected computer's IP address. It attempts to spread through file-sharing networks, such as Kazaa and iMesh, by dropping itself into the folders that contain "shar" in their names. The email has the following characteristics: The "From:" address is "spoofed" to appear as though it's coming from the one of the following addresses at the recipient's domain: management administration staff noreply support The attachment is a randomly named .exe file, stored inside a .zip file, or a .pif file. The .zip file may be password-protected. -Stu Osborn ('71) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/22/04 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers and 1 Bomber death Notice: Dick McCoy ('45), Judi Pearson ('54) Jan Bollinger ('60), Maren Smyth ('63 & '64) Marcia Wade ('67), Rick Maddy ('67) Brad Upton ('74) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mike Rice ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jeanie Crigler Welch ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Nina Jones Rowe ('65) BOMBER CALENDAR: Richland Bombers Calendar Click the event you want to know more about. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Dick McCoy ('45) Re: Rose Bowl The name did not come from the Hanford soldiers, but preceded them, back to 1943. The reason for the name was correct, due to it's delicate hue and odor. I worked the dikes at the "Bowl" during the '48 flood, and put in over 24 hours straight. We did save it, for which the folks downstream should have thanked us profusely. (Talk about downwind problems.) I saw no snakes. -Dick McCoy from the Tin Can Class of '45 Bronc, Beaver, Bomber forever. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Judi Pearson Parker ('54) Re: Marilyn Richey It is with a great deal of sadness that I relate that a dear friend, Marilyn Richey ('53) left us this morning [3/21/04]. We will miss her. -Judi Pearson Parker ('54) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jan Bollinger Persons ('60) Re: Spokane Bomber Lunch All Bomber Lunches website Spokane Bombers were going to celebrate Spring on Sunday, regardless of the weather, but Mother Nature outdid herself with sunny skies and 69 for the drive home. (Hope you weren't blinded by the setting sun, Maren!) There were 16 Bombers and spouses on hand for lunch, including a two-generation Bomber family: Richard & Kay Mitchell Coates (both '52), introduced their daughter, Julie Coates Hedges ('75). We missed seeing Barbara Bean, who is recovering from knee replacement surgery, but Ralph Bean ('58) was there to share his memories, insights (?) and special brand of humor. Maren Smyth ('63 & '64) drove 2 hours to join the group which also included Gloria Falls Evans ('58) and spouse Jim; Denny McDaniels ('60) and spouse Kathy; Rick Valentine ('68); Jim House ('63); Ray Stein ('64); Linda Davis Brede ('63) and spouse Doug; Gary Persons ('57) and Jan Bollinger Persons ('60). There is just a lot of laughing that goes on at these lunches, and it's great medicine for whatever ails your body or spirit. We highly recommend this therapy for all Bombers everywhere! -Jan Bollinger Persons ('60) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Maren Smyth ('63 & '64) Re: Iditarod Update www.iditarod.com/ and/or www.cabelasiditarod.com/ The last two mushers have departed White Mountain and will probably arrive in Nome later today. -Maren Smyth ('64 & '64) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Marcia Wade Hausenbuiller ('67) Re: Red Lantern Maren, thanks for that info. Can't say as I knew anything at all about Iditarod. I mean I knew it was out there-- somewhere in the deeps and darks of Alaska, and knew it was (or thought it was?) in commemoration of transport of Diphtheria (?) vaccine by dog team at a time of great need. [That's true.. 1925 is the year commemorated. -Maren] I'm afraid I was one of those, like too many of us who did sort of turn off our Iditarod mind-sets after winners were announced. Never really thinking that there were more than likely many more to come in in the next days. From the histories of winners that you've shared with us, I like the idea of 'rewarding' the fortitude and gumption of the one who finishes last--they'll almost surely be back, and they may one day make it to the front of the line! Sounds like you've spent a lot of time learning about the tradition and history of the event and passed a lot of it on to those of us who really may not have given it the thought it deserved!! Thank you, thank you! (I'd do some web searching and exploring on my own here, but the blasted machine is getting older and balkier on a daily basis, and trying to navigate very much or very far tends to freeze it in it's tracks! Often I get frozen screen syndrome just trying to check out the pictures from the Bomber lunches, or follow other links of interest sent by fellow Bombers!) -Marcia Wade Hausenbuiller ('67) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [One year (forget which one) when I was living in Alaska, they had a drive for people to get diphtheria boosters during the race... I got mine and they gave me a little card to carry in my wallet... if I knew where it was, I'd scan it. -Maren] ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Rick Maddy (67) Re: Muscles To: Betty Hiser Gulley ('49) <> This was funny, Betty. I was reminded of a book, "Sugar Blues" by Gloria Swansons fifth husband. He says if you dont think sugar (sucrose, the white granular stuff) is a drug, try not eating it for twenty-four hours. Re: Rose Bowl By the way... I was wondering if the Honolulu Veterans Administration Hospital is the same color as the Rose Bowl? The government sent them some paint called clamshell psychedelic sunset, or something like that; something quite laughable. Yet, everyone is used to the quiet, or is it catatonic, aestheticism (is that what they say?), and I liked it. Thanks for the post. Re: Virus To: Stu Osborn ('71) Thanks, Stu. A constant battle. Rick Maddy (67) ~ Huntington Beach, CA - where sometimes Im hot and sometimes Im cold. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Brad Upton ('74) To: Maren Smyth ('63 & '64) Re: Iditarod Don't forget, Mike Davis ('74) and his team of chihuahuas is still out on the Iditarod trail. He's been slowed down by a pack of rattlesnakes in the Eagle River area, but he's making headway. Go Mike!! -Brad Upton ('74) ~ Georgetown, Grand Cayman ******************************************************* ******************************************************* ******************************************************* Death Notice >>Marilyn Sue Richey ('53) ~ 1935 - 3/21/04 FuneralNotices.tripod.com *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/23/04 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 18 Bombers sent stuff: Doris Palmer ('49), Curt Donahue ('53) Stan McDonald ('53), Wally Erickson ('53) Wanda Lee Wittebort ('53), Judie Hoff ('54) Larry Christenson ('54), Marguerite Groff ('54) Mike Clowes ('54), Jim McDougal ('57) Missy Keeney ('59), Larry Mattingly ('60) Lola Heidlebaugh ('60), Maren Smyth ('63 & '64) John Wingfield ('66), Marcia Wade ('67) Pam Pyle ('69), Mike Lemler ('72) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim Wade ('76) BOMBER LUNCHES 'n stuff (in order of appearance) 03/28 North Puget Sound (Kirkland/Bellevue) More information: www.calsnet.net/All_Bombers Click the lunch/event you want to know about. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Doris Palmer Overla ('49) Re: Rick Maddy ('67), hospital Are you referring to the big pink hospital that you see when you fly into Honolulu? If so that is the Army Hospital and a very nice one even if the color leaves something to be desired. -Doris Palmer Overla ('49) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Curt Donahue ('53) Re: Marilyn Richey ('53RIP) What a great person she was. She will truly be missed by many. If she had been born 40 years later she would have been much more widely known because of her softball pitching skills. Her work with Club 40 will be missed also as she was a fixture there for many years. She was also instrumental in planning the '53 reunions. Rest well in the arms of God! -Curt Donahue ('53) ~ Federal Way, WA - where the arrival of Spring has brought forth many sore muscles in this tired old body. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Stan McDonald ('53) Re: Marilyn Richey ('53RIP) I loved Marilyn Richey. It was reinforced when I saw her at our 50th reunion last September, where I took the opportunity to tell her how much I care for her. She was known as a talented athlete but she was much more than that. She was extremely human in all that that implies. Dorothy and I extend our condolences to all her remaining family and friends everywhere. She will be missed. May God rest her soul. -Stan McDonald ('53) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Wally Erickson ('53) Re: Marilyn Richey ('53RIP) This is truly a sad day!! My condolences goes out to family and friends. We truly lost a compassionate and loyal Bomber. My memories of Marilyn were pitching "fast" softball (the "windmill" pitch). She was as good as you could get. I can still see her pitching that fast softball over the plate... she was great!! I'm not sure why I still remember this, but I do remember Marilyn driving a '54 (two tone) blue Plymouth after graduation. One of the reasons I got on the Alumni Sandstorm, my sister Sue Erickson Kuntz ('59) told me I should get on the Sandstorm because Marilyn was sending in so much information on Richland history. Her mind was so full and accurate of the past. Shortly after I joined the information stopped. I saw Marilyn at our 50th class reunion. She had the courage to be there knowing that this would probably be her last reunion. I saw Marilyn at the Kingdome (Seattle) at a Mariners game in the late '70s. I was not surprised to see her at the game, because baseball and sports were her passion!! I'm sorry she's gone... but I can see her telling the guys upstairs "give me a glove and softball"... this is heaven!! Batter up..... she's at peace now. -Wally Erickson ('53) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Wanda Lee Wittebort Shukay ('53) Re: Marilyn Richey ('53RIP) Marilyn will always be in my thoughts. "Chief" was the first friend I made in Richland in 1950, besides Patty Ackley Morrow ('53). She made sure I fit right in and always encouraged me to do my best. Believe it or not, she even got me playing softball, though I was never very good at that. Pat and Marilyn hosted me a 16th surprise birthday party, which I have never forgotten. Her parents and brothers were super and very caring people. In fact, I think I molded my life through the things I learned from the Richeys and the Ackleys. Great people who raised great children. I know Marilyn's nieces and nephews loved her greatly, and I hope they know that she loved them dearly and always talked about the great things they were doing. They were the children she never had. Whoops, except her doggies. She was so proud to be a Richey. We remained close friends all those years. Had a lot of fun times together, especially when she worked and lived in Las Vegas and I was in Southern California. Marilyn needs to be remembered for all the good work she did over the years. Marilyn left a positive mark on a lot of people. Through sports, her work in the handicap field and just being supportive of folks. She has friends all over the world from her work in special Olympics and continuing contact with those she cared for and those she worked with. I hope we will always have a "Marilyn" in our life. She is now our Bomber Angel, -Wanda Lee Wittebort Shukay ('53) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Judie Hoff Buxton ('54) Re: Marilyn Richey ('53RIP) I am so very sad about the loss of Marilyn on 3/21/04.. I can barely stand the thought. She had suffered several years with many illnesses. Now she is at peace with our heavenly Father & there is no pain & no more suffering. She and I had many long phone conversations over the years and I enjoyed them so much, she was a good soul with a good spirit. We had all so hoped that we would see her at Club 40 & the '54 class Reunion this September, but it was not to be, it was time to be with her family and end the pain. I will remember her for many things, the rides to and from games and other activities, Pep Club, the games themselves, the trips to Walla Walla, Pasco, Kennewick, and Seattle, her laughter, her generosity and most of all being at By's Burgers with Marilyn at the window handing out cherry cokes (my personal favorite) French Fries, hamburgers, and her legendary Sweeney Burger, ah yes, those were the days my friends! So, God speed my friend, until we meet again. Thank you Maren & Co. for all you do, I,m sorry for all the mistakes. How do I send you my yearly dues? Yes, Mike Clowes (AKA) I will be at the reunion in September. I hope a lot of us will be there. -Judie Hoff Buxton ('54) ~ overcast & rather cool Mission Viejo, CA. P.S. One other important thing about Marilyn was her amazing wealth of knowledge. She knew a lot about everything, Sports, Movies, Animals, Travel, People, Food (we both loved the Food channel on T.V.) you name it, she would tell you! ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Larry Christenson ('54) Re: Our friend, Marilyn Richey ('53RIP) We have all lost a great friend with the passing of Marilyn. I will always have fond memories of her. -Larry Christenson ('54) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Marguerite Groff Tompkins ('54) Re: Marilyn Richey ('53RIP) The last time I saw Marilyn Richey she was driving by my house and seeing me outside, stopped to visit. By then she was on dialysis 3 days a week and said how well she was feeling. She looked really good. We talked for about 10 minutes and she was saying how excited she was for the Class of '54 reunion. She always attended our reunions so she could visit with her special friends that came from out of town. Even though we knew she was a proud 1953 grad, she was always welcome as an adopted graduate of 1954. She would join the gals of '54 for lunch now and then which was always a fun time. She leaves a big hole in the lives of so many friends that have known her from (almost) day 1. She was quite a gal. The softball teams in Heaven just received the greatest pitcher ever. Our Marilyn will show them how to pitch that ball!! What a game that will be!! -Marguerite Groff Tompkins ('54) ~ In Richland - where the weather is wonderful!! ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) Re: Marilyn Richey ('53RIP) Don't know if she is, but if not Marilyn should definitely be in the Bomber Hall of Fame. We have lost someone very special to Bomber history. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jim McDougal ('57) Re: Upcoming Birthday Just thought that I'd let ya know that my little brudder Jon McDougal ('64) will be 58 years young on Friday, March 26th. Since he's way down there in Mississippi, without any Bombers nearby to really tell him HAPPY BIRTHDAY, and anything else they might want to say, I though I'd let you announce it in the Sandstorm. Thanks. -Jim McDougal ('57) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Missy Keeney ('59) Re: Iditarod To: Brad Upton ('74) Man!! I am really upset about those chihuahuas! That Mike Davis ('74)!! What is he thinking? Doesn't he know that they can't take the cold??? Maybe he has little parkas for them! I hope!! -Missy Keeney ('59) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Larry Mattingly ('60) Re: Rose bowl tales Somebody may correct me or add to this, but as I remember the rose bowl from living only a few blocks away, and spent many hours playing in the weeds below GWWay, it was just a big gray concrete tank sitting amongst the rotating trickle filters. While it may have been referred to as the "Rose Bowl" because of the occasional odor, it was actually painted rose color in about, gads blank memory here, 1950? The story at the time was that they had poured a bunch of cans of paint left over from house painting together, and it came up rose and that was what they used the paint for. "Happiness is the sky in bloom" -J Larry Mattingly ('60) ~ Nursing a few sore spots from heavy shovel work in the garden this past warm weekend. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Lola Heidlebaugh Bowen ('60) Hello ALL Bombers! WHAT: Portland/Vancouver bomber Luncheon! WHEN: Saturday - April 10 - 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (includes Bomber talk time!) WHERE: Double Tree/Columbia River - The Brickstone Room DIRECTIONS: Take I-5 Exit #308 - Jantzen Beach Nice visit with a small group for March! Join us for a Great Bomber Day! All Bombers and Guests are welcome! -Lola Heidlebaugh Bowen ('60) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Maren Smyth ('63 & '64) Re: Iditarod Update www.iditarod.com/ and/or www.cabelasiditarod.com/ The last two mushers have arrived in Nome. Red Lantern goes to rookie Perry Solmonson with a time of 15 days, 2 hours, 50 minutes, 36 seconds. A little perspective: It took the WINNER of the FIRST commemorative Iditarod in 1973 longer (20:00:49:41). The 1973 Red Lantern team time: 32:05:09:01 Re: Winning Times Martin Buser still holds the fastest record: 8:22:46:02 Mitch Seavey won this year with a time of 9:12:20:22 and takes home $69,000.00 and a truck worth $40,000. Re: Smyths in the Iditarod Iditarod Official Finisher's Club picks just one racer who exemplifies good sportsmanship. The club voted the 2004 Sportsmanship Award to Cim Smyth. Cim's race started out badly. Then his luck turned sour. Then it got worse. But even when he was down to 5 dogs and just trying to reach Nome, he would give other mushers a helping hand with broken sleds or offer encouragement. When Lynda Plettner fell asleep and fell off her sled on the way to Ruby, Smyth pulled up next to her as she was walking. He insisted that she ride on one runner while he rode the other until they caught back up to her team, which had been neatly anchored down and tied off by another good Samaritan, Anna Bondarenko. "As far as I'm concerned, this is the greatest honor I could be bestowed by my fellow mushers," he said, picking up a trophy and $1,000 gift certificate. Fastest to Nome, for the fourth year in a row, went to Cim's brother, Ramey Smyth, whose top 20 finish and Safety to Nome run time of 2 hours and 20 minutes earned him a $500 check. -Maren Smyth ('64 & '64) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: John Wingfield ('66) Re: Iditarod Aloha All I have appreciated the information, both current and history, from Maren on the Iditarod run. I have used it to open my talks for the last two Sundays here at Unity Church of Hawaii at Diamond Head. For the 11 months I have been here I have opened by lessons with little stories or anecdotes about dogs and cats (and yes, some people think this place is going to the dogs). But for me to go into such detail about a 1100 mile race in Alaska, so opposite our experience here in Hawaii. Good object lessons in contrast. Oh, and the discussion about the race going on until the last musher and dog team are in hits home for me. When I ran marathons I was always much later than the winners. I used to say that they could run a marathon, go back to their home or hotel, shower, have breakfast and take a nap before I finished. In fact, when I ran the Good Will Games marathon in 1990, in Seattle, I finished in just under 5 hours, not a record or PR by far. But as I come to the finish beside Husky Stadium I was surprised to see Bill Barr ('65) who was walking about waiting for Chip Abrams ('65), who also ran the hot one. It is always a great surprise to see fellow Bombers, when I least expect them. Re: Tripler And, as I drive Ewa bound and look up at the big pink hospital, I always thought it was Tripler Medical Center that was pink, and the Veterans Hospital a concrete gray behind. The color seems to be a brighter than I remember the Rose Bowl, not quite pepto bismol pink, but almost. Come to think of it, when I went to the real Rose Bowl in Pasadena for an Olympic Soccer Game in 1984, it was not pink at all... Aloha, -John Wingfield ('66) ~ From the slopes of Diamond Head, that are still green from the rains, which some say have been the most they have seen in 20 years here. Some say it was a miserable winter. But to me it has been great, warm water... and between the rains most days still in the 80s. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Marcia Wade Hausenbuiller ('67) Re: Rose Bowl Living near the rose bowl the first 20 years of my life--about 1/4 mile west I guess, I do definitely remember the old thing. I also remember there were times when it was not painted rosy pink, but a pale green. (Those are the only two colors I can remember for sure--but was it ever blue or a creamy yellow???). I think I always assumed it was named for it's 'rose' like aroma, and didn't associate the name with the color to quite that degree. I can remember it sitting there in all it's majesty from my very earliest childhood and finally asking my folks what it was--those domes, and huge open vats and the machinery that could be seen going round and round in one of those vats. It always fascinated me, as well as repelling me at the same time. I thought it was horrible that the 'dog pound' was down there right on it's very edge--poor puppies and kittens! (Course maybe they had a special chute to scoop poop into that it went directly to where it needed to go??? I also remember the city dump being just North of the bowl--near the south end of Riverside Park {Howard Amon to those of fewer years}. Every once in a while as my mind wanders back and I think of the costly real estate sitting on top of the old dump I have a sort of giggle attack. I remember that dump with chills of horror tho--I can remember going there with my dad a number of times when he would take things to the dump--as he backed up to the area where deposits were made; of course I couldn't see too well, but knew that river was right there behind us, and what would happen if the car slipped in the sand, or Daddy backed too close... That never stopped me from wanting to go when he went, so I guess it was like the 'terror' of an amusement park ride! Then as my Mom pointed out not too long ago when we were talking about it--"Gosh, wonder what leached out of that landfill right on the banks of the river and floated merrily down stream????" It was certainly a different world we grew up in!! Fun to remember! -Marcia Wade Hausenbuiller ('67) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Pam Pyle Jewett-Bullock ('69) ATTENTION MID-ATLANTIC BOMBERS I know you're out there, because some of you have corresponded with me... Now, am wondering if there are more Bombers hiding in the bushes of Virginia, Maryland, D.C. who would be interested in a Bomber Brunch/Luncheon. At this point, I'm looking toward Saturday May 1, in the vicinity of I-95 and Exit 143 (Garrisonville/Stafford). I'll take on the site plans and communications; just "say you will" (come...and bring a spouse or significant other). E-mail me. Bomber cheers, -Pam Pyle Jewett-Bullock ('69) ~ Stafford, VA ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Mike Lemler ('72) I am looking for a little help, I would like to know if anyone might know how I might get in touch with Linda Olson Walton ('74). Linda was one of my sister, Cathy Lemler Dunnums ('74) best friends, but they lost touch a few years ago, and Cathy would love to reunite if I can find her. Thanks, -Mike Lemler ('72) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/24/04 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 16 Bombers and 1 Bomber Funeral Notice: Dick McCoy, ('45), Jim Jensen ('50) Dave Brusie ('51), Carol Horstman ('53) Millie Finch ('54), Robbie Geldner ('54) Sharon Bee ('55), Gary Behymer ('64) David Rivers ('65), Tedd Cadd ('66) Don Andrews ('67), Rick Maddy ('67) Mike Davis ('74), Terry Hutson ('74) Karen Davis ('76), Kim Edgar ('79) ********************************9*********************** ******************************************************* BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Cindy Lust Voiland ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lynn Dunton (former Richland teacher) BOMBER CALENDAR: Richland Bombers Calendar Click the event you want to know more about. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Dick McCoy, ('45, '46 '02) I note with personal loss the passing of Marilyn Richey. Now all the Richeys are gone, my neighbors from my old days on Thayer drive. Mom and Dad, driven to distraction by the kids, Don, Alan, and Marilyn. Bless them all. Later, Marilyn -Dick McCoy, ('45, '46 '02) Bronc, beaver, Bomber. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jim Jensen ('50) Re: "Pink" hospital comments To: Doris Palmer Overla ('49), Rick Maddy ('67) and others. In 1953, when I first laid eyes on the pink facility which owned a commanding, hillside (in Hawaii - known as a mountainside) view of the Oahu south-central coast, that facility was named Tripler Army Hospital. Had some tests run there on my way to Johnston Island (now called Johnston Atoll). I last saw the place while stationed at Hickam AFB 1970-1972 and it was still called Tripler Army Hospital. After that????? Re: Marilyn Richey ('53RIP) We truly lost one of the good ones when Marilyn passed on. I knew her brother, Alan ('49), but not too well. I knew Don Richey ('47RIP) rather well. He and Marilyn engraved the Richey name on the history of Richland and in the hearts of its citizens in a meaningful and memorable way. Well done. -Jim Jensen ('50) ~ Katy, TX - where the weather can't make up it's mind... hot and muggy today, but had the longest Spring season (ended a few weeks ago) we've enjoyed since moving here in 1988. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Dave Brusie ('51) To: Jim Doyle ('49) Re: Lee Edgar (RIP) One of the finest men I have ever had the privilege to meet. You are right: he probably along with Otis the shine man at the Barber shop were the biggest Bomber Boosters. Lee always had time for you and I must say he will be surely be missed by all. To his family I pass along my deepest sympathy. To: Kenny Chubb ('53) and Jerry Dudley ('53) Re: Diane Dudley Chubb ('54RIP) Ken and Jerry, Sorry to hear of Diane's passing. You have my deepest sympathy. To: Jim Boyd ('55) and Family Re: Sandra Atwater Boyd ('51RIP) Sorry to hear of our girls passing. We all loved that lady very much. From her class of 1951 I am sure that I can speak for all of us that we have lost a dearest friend and loved one. Our gang will not be the same without her. Re: Marilyn Richey ('53RIP) What can we say but to say we have lost the "Bomber". If you looked that name up in the dictionary I am sure Marilyn would be the answer. Her family will always be remembered in the history of our school. Alan, Don, and now Marilyn. We will miss you my dear, dear Friend. -Dave Brusie ('51) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Carol Horstman Massey ('53) Hi Gang, I was very sorry to hear about Marilyn Richey ('53)... she was a great person and classmate. I loved to watch Marilyn pitch... she was so fast that it was fascinating to watch her. She will be greatly missed by her classmates. My condolences go out to her family. -Carol Horstman Massey ('53) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Millie Finch Gregg ('54) I too want to add my condolences to the Richey family on the loss of a GREAT Bomber. Marilyn, was one-of-a-kind and I for one wanted to be like her. So I would watch her pitch that softball, and through the years attempted to mimic her, but could never get the speed she had. She was awesome and I enjoyed playing softball with her after school. She was a wealth of knowledge of things that had happened in Richland. She might have had poor health recently, but her memory never failed her. We have all lost a very dear friend, who always was thinking of the other person. RIP dear friend. -Millie Finch Gregg ('54) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Robbie Geldner Mulvehill ('54) Marilyn was a special friend to me --- as she was to so many. Her laughter was contagious, her knowledge immense (especially about Richland) and she had a huge capacity for love. In 1991 she organized some of our friends -- Betty Kent, Judie Buxton, Judi Parker, Janet Jacobsen, Judy Brothers and they met in Minneapolis and spent the weekend with me. I think Marilyn knew how very much that meant to me, especially at that time. I hope the others know also. What a fun group always, but imagine after all those years having Sweeney Burgers at the lake. When Marilyn worked in Las Vegas my folks lived there too. I felt so privileged to tour Opportunity Village workshop with her and meet some of her co-workers, and her special friends. It was so obvious they all loved and respected her. There was a special person - a Downs Syndrome young man named Fred, who was a good athlete. She loved her work with him and the others in Special Olympics. In our long phone conversations she kept me posted on what was happening with Fred and his family, and recently she told me that -- like her-- he wasn't doing well. He couldn't say Marilyn, so called her Mim. He always said C'mon Mim ---- I imagine the handicapped athletes in the heavens have been calling for their pal -- -- C'mon Mim ----- I am so proud to call her my friend! -Robbie Geldner Mulvehill ('54) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Sharon Bee Burks ('55) I was saddened to read about the passing of Marilyn Richey. She was a good person. Many of us in the Class of '55 felt honored to ride in her black car to By's Burgers after a school function. She was always a friend to all. -Sharon Bee Burks ('55) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Gary Behymer ('64) Dear Bomber Alumni... I'm asking for help! One of the greatest problem areas in an office or home is... At what temperature should the thermostat be set? Heating? Cooling? Please send all responses to me. -Gary Behymer ('64) ...now living in downtown Colfax, WA ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: David Rivers ('65) Re: Sorry 7 Get Together/All Class Reunion Weekend of June 25, 2004 Dear Gang: It's almost that time again. Last year, Rick Warford ('65) was a little worried that, perhaps, an every year get together was more than some folks wanted. I didn't notice that Rick was having a bad time last year, but I did want to let you all know that attendance was down (but I thought fun was right where it should be). For those of you who have been missing the gathering, you have been missing a good time. The jet boat trips from Richland through the Hanford area, the car show, the street dances, the Spudnut Shop and, of course, the "All Class" gathering which takes place on Saturday evening have been a blast. Last year Lyman ('65) was supposed to have a party at his place. However, he got a better offer and left us high and dry. We showed him and went to the Class of '63's Fortieth Reunion and had far more fun than we would have had at any party held at Lyman Powell's! But, if he is willing, maybe Lyman will try again this year. He will not be able to top our fun last year, but he can try. Don't forget the Class of '64 is having its Fortieth Reunion this year and, of course, the "All Class" will be gathering on Saturday evening at the old Desert Inn. I suggest we meet Friday night at Los Margaritas - - say at 6:30. I will rely on Simpson ('65) to make the reservation. Just to let you know, according to the Internet reservation sites, all of the motels in Richland may already have been booked. I am not sure what is going on besides the car show, the Class of '64 Fortieth Reunion, the all class and our little gathering, but you will need to look into rooms around the area very soon. If you read this message and you know a friend won't see it...give a call. The more the merrier...right? I look forward to seeing you all and hope that we can have a good gathering this year. -David Rivers ('65) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Tedd Cadd ('66) While we may rail at Mike Davis ('74) for using such ill-suited dogs (chihuahuas) for this year's running, it sure beats the team of cats he tried a couple years back. He didn't get the Red Lantern for that team as one might expect. I'm pretty sure that is because you have to cross the starting line before you can get the award. -Tedd Cadd ('66) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Don Andrews ('67) Re: Small Bomber World One of my hobbies is Cowboy Action Shooting. As members of the Single Action Shooting Society we dress in period clothing of the late 1800s and shoot weapons of the same period; single action revolvers (2), lever action rifle in pistol caliber (38 spl), and a double barrel or pump shotgun with an external hammer (mdl 97). So far most of you may be confused but it is a lot of fun and gives a 55 year old a chance to be 10 years old again for the day playing cowboys and bad guys. We shoot at steel targets and are timed which becomes our score. It has been called the most fun you can have with your clothes on. At a recent shooting match in Sherwood, Oregon I was approached by a young man, who having seen my license plate frame (Richland Bombers), asked if I was from Richland. Our conversation continued with him telling me that his dad, Ernest Jensen wrote the book; "Bomber Mania: History of Bomber Basketball". We had a good visit. You never know when or where you may run into someone with a Bomber connection. Bomber Cheers, -Don Andrews ('67) ~ Ridgefield, WA - where Spring has sprung with everything in bloom, even the lilacs are about to bloom. 72 yesterday. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Rick Maddy ('67) To: Doris Palmer Overla ('49) Re: Honolulu VA and Tripler Hospital <> Doris, Yes, that is correct. The pinkish color on the Tripler Army Hospital is actually a color the U.S. Government okayed and it has a name that I cannot recall. When they received the paint and painted a test patch, they really did not want to use it, but with several thousand gallons of the stuff paid for... they used it. I have been in this hospital several times while living on Maui. Hawaii uses airplanes like most large cities use buses. I do not like airplanes and was one of the biggest reasons I left Hawaii. Most of the hospital is Army and the other portion on the mauka (upper) side is Veteran's Administration. -Rick Maddy ('67) ~ Orange County, CA ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Mike Davis ('74) Re: Funnyman Upton's Iditarod Recap First of all, I wish Mr. Funnyman would come clean. He keeps ridiculing my little dogs and my effort in this silly dog race. I'm no longer in the darn race, no thanks to Mr. Upton for sure! I was traveling (or is it mushin') and break neck speed along the north slope of Rogaine Ridge when my dogs and I suffered a near death experience. Apparently, up ahead was Mr. Upton and his dog team in direct line with the blazing midday sun. That sun, beaming off of Upton's dome, produced a redhot beam of heat that reflected into the side of Rogaine Ridge causing an avalanche of unbelievable proportions. My little dogs are history now and I am thankful that I came out of this experience with my life. I WILL NOT be competing in another Iditarod unless all contestants are required to wear hats!!!! Thank you for nothing, Funnyman!!!! -Mike Davis ('74) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Terry Hutson Gunter ('74) Just wanted to wish my husband, Dale Gunter and his twin brother, Gale ('69) a Happy 54th Birthday, March 26th. "From one twin to another". Happy Birthday to the Babes". -Terry Hutson Gunter ('74) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Karen Davis Scheffer ('76) To: Jim Wade ('76) Happy belated birthday there kiddo. Boy, I have thought of you on occasion over the years and wondered what you were up to---and so? I still have a photo of you that you sent when you were in the service. I can't remember what branch or any thing else, but I remember we were buds in high school. Hope all is well for you---what are you doing these days? -Karen Davis Scheffer ('76) ~ Spokane - where it is breezy and__________, I won't say. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Kim Edgar Leeming ('79) Re: Pink Hospital in Honolulu I remember that Pink Army Hospital, I believe it was called Tripler. I lived in Hawaii when I was 13, my dad was stationed at Schofield Barracks, he was a helicopter Flight Instructor "CW3". I attended 8th grade at Wahiawa Intermediate School. Living on a military base as a young teenager was pretty memorable. The GIs used to jog through the neighborhoods chanting their little songs, however, there was a lot of complaints from families about the language the soldiers were using. They had to come up with more family friendly words while in the family section. One time I was riding my bike back from the PX (Store) anyway, some GI whistled from the Barracks to get my attention, he mooned me. Of course at 13, I thought it was kind of funny, when I got home and my dad asked why I was chuckling, I told him. Needless to say, he was not amused. He got in his car and sped off to the barracks. I don't know who he talked to, but the blinds at those barracks where pulled down for a month straight, all three floors. Another time, I was sitting in my dad's car (MG convertible), while my dad ran into the PX to get something. While I was waiting, a young GI was standing at the corner of the building asked what I was doing. I said waiting for my dad, he then asked how old I was and I told him. He then asked if I wanted to "Run Away" with him. Big mistake, my dad came around the corner at that time, grabbed the guy by his shirt, lifted him off the ground and asked him what the "Blank" he was doing. Just then, two MPs came over and asked what was going on. As my dad threw this guy to the ground, my dad very emotionally explained that this guy was trying to run off with a 13-year-old girl. The MPs took him into custody, I don't know what ever happened to him. My oldest brother, Gordy ('78), wanted to get his driver's license. Well, it was pretty well known that the Instructor at the DMV never passed a teenager on his first try. So my dad said "Sure, I'll take you." Little did my dad know, that the instructor had family emergency an hour or so before my brother came in for his driver's test. The DMV called the Drivers Ed teacher from my brother's High School to cover. My dad was shocked when my brother came out smiling and waving his license. Bomber Cheers! -Kim Edgar Leeming ('79) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* ******************************************************* Funeral Notice scanned from the TCHerald by Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) >>Marilyn Sue Richey ('53) ~ 12/30/34 - 3/21/04 FuneralNotices.tripod.com *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/25/04 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 8 Bombers sent stuff: Pat Ackley ('53), Karen Cole ('55) David Rivers ('65), Dick Pierce ('67) Pam Pyle ('69), Jean Eckert ('72) Wig Davis ('82), Shelley Williams ('84) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* BOMBER BIRTHDAY Yesterday: Rick Dahlin ('72WB) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Virginia Brinkerhoff Sweetland ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Karen Davis Scheffer ('76) BOMBER CALENDAR: Richland Bombers Calendar Click the event you want to know more about. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Pat Ackley Morrow ('53) Re: Marilyn Richey I was privileged to have Marilyn as my friend since fourth grade and I was able to help her these last few months. We had many long talks together talking about our school days. She died a very peaceful death Sunday morning as I was present. She isn't suffering anymore. We will all miss her and are better people for having known her. -Pat Ackley Morrow ('53) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Karen Cole Correll ('55) Re: Pink Tripler Hospital In 1963, my husband was a Navy pilot stationed at Ewa Beach on Oahu. Tripler Hospital at that time was used by all branches of the military. I had our second son there, and I believe there were close to thirty babies born on that day. It was a unique experience. Husbands were not allowed in the hospital till after the baby was born. They just dropped you off and a nurse would call and tell them of the arrival of the baby. After leaving the military, it was a real culture shock to have our last two sons on the "outside"! I've been back to Oahu many times, and I don't think the hospital has changed since it was first constructed. I think it has always been pink. Re: Marilyn Another icon is gone. RIP -Karen Cole Correll ('55) ~ Nine Mile Falls, WA ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: David Rivers ('65) Re: Gathering June 25, 2004 As a continuation to my little blurb of yesterday, just wanted you guys to know that Mr. Simpson ('65) has booked a small block of rooms for the "Sorry 7" '65ers at the Marriott at Columbia Point in Richland. Phone number is (509) 942-9400. For those of you to whom the term "Columbia Point" is unfamiliar... Columbia Point was right about at what we called the Rose Bowl when we were kids. Yup... you guessed it... Simpson booked us rooms in a hotel sitting on a pile of crap. Hey... his mother always said he was slow... no... those weren't her exact words but I can't repeat her exact words here.... See you all very soon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! David Rivers ('65) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Dick Pierce ('67) I tried getting the Atomic City to see it my way again this morning. Visiting my folks on Stanley Street, I walked over to the Spudnut Shop and ordered a dozen Spudnuts, glazed. (Heartbeats go up, as, of course, a "Spudnut" is glazed. All other delightful selections at the world famous Spudnut Shop, for instance, chocolate, or chocolate "spuddies", are not "Spudnuts", per se, but just another delightful cousin of the original "Spudnut".) I glanced around at the citizenry. Spotted my framed photo of our 1959 (or was it 1960) City Championship Spudnut Little League team (Les Brown, coach, assistant coach Loughery, the boys), the serendipitous part of the sojourn, and turned to my hostess and said, "I love this place. There's my team photo. Shouldn't these Spudnuts be "on the house"?" She never looked up. But, I saw her smiling. I was born in 1948, as was the Spudnut Shop. She was not. I took my Spudnuts back to Stanley Street. Always into the spirit of the scientific method (Norm Englund's ('67) influence), I tried placing them in a half-empty box of a dozen Krisppy Creams (misspelled on purpose). They wouldn't fit. Our Spudnuts were too puffy, and reminiscent, and beautiful and they belonged in their respectable wax paper bag anyway. -Dick Pierce ('67) ~ Looking forward to the 60th Commemorative Celebration of the Invasion of Saipan this coming June, where I've resided for the past 24 years. Go Bombers. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Pam Pyle Jewett-Bullock ('69) Re: IMPORTANT TAX HELP INFO FOR ALL BOMBERS Greetings, Bomberville! While corresponding back and forth with a fellow Virginia Bomber recently, I realized the information I was providing her could be helpful to a MUCH wider Bomber audience. Sorry I didn't think of it a little earlier, but perhaps there are still some of you so dreading the tax time tedium that you haven't yet acted on those tax returns. If so, read on for good news about RELIABLE AND FREE HELP AVAILABLE RIGHT IN YOUR COMMUNITY. Yes, I said 'free'; you can get those taxes prepared and filed by a highly trained Tax Aide without spending a penny. The AARP Tax Aide Program is sponsored annually by the AARP Foundation. Last year, over 1.8 million tax returns were prepared and filed by Tax Aide Program volunteers across the country. My husband is among those who volunteer during tax prep season each year, so I have personal and first-hand knowledge of this outstanding (and underused) program. He is just one of some 32,000 volunteers who work three months out of the year to prepare tax returns for folks FREE OF CHARGE! That's right... NOT A CENT IS CHARGED for the service. And you do NOT have to be an AARP member, either. While the program was designed to help persons over 60 with the daunting task of filing annual tax returns, Tax Aides routinely prepare returns for college kids, military members, and "middlers", too. Here's how it works: You bring your "stuff" (Social Security card or number verification, forms W-2, 1099, and other needed documentation) to the AARP Tax Aide location, sign in (some sites pre-arrange appointments), and then an advisor completes your return right there on the spot. Many locations are now equipped with computers/IRS tax software so that returns are filed electronically--on the spot. At all locations, all necessary forms are available and provided by AARP and the IRS (who is a sponsor/overseer of this program, as well). They will not do complex returns which require Schedules C, E, and F (self-employment tax, etc.); however, they do all forms 1040, with schedules A, B and C-EZ = MOST tax returns. And, they will also provide advice/answers only, if that is what is requested. Charles and the folks who work together in our Fredericksburg, Virginia locations are VERY good at what they do, and they seem to love this "work". A word of caution: The biggest single mistake patrons make is showing up for tax preparation help without all the necessary documentation. Anyway...if you're interested, here's how to locate an AARP Tax-Aide site near you in Woodbridge: call 1-888-227-7669 (1-888- AARPNOW) OR visit the website: http://www.aarp.org/taxaide I did a quick check for Richland, Washington, and found six locations offering the free service. Suppose I'd be remiss if I didn't also "plug" this program for volunteers, too. Information on how interested persons can get involved in this terrific program is likewise available at the website and number listed earlier. Check it out, Bombers! Bomber regards, -Pam Pyle Jewett-Bullock ('69) ~ from gloriously sunny (and MAYBE 60+ today), Stafford, VA ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jean Eckert Imholte ('72) Re: Missed Birthday Just for the record, and because we'll NEVER FORGET him, Rick Dahlin ('72WB) turned the big 5-0 today [3/24/04]. He was, I believe, in Germany in the military during our senior year, but believe me - he was and is a big part of the class of 1972. Happy belated birthday Rick - long life and great happiness to you!! -Jean Eckert Imholte & all your old friends ('72) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Wig Davis ('82) Would like to wish my sister Karen Davis Scheffer ('76) Happy Birthday. I will not share her age but she is older than me. Best Wishes Karen. I will be taking my lovely bride of 8 years (Brenda) out for our Anniversary tonight. Any suggestions ladies and gentlemen? How about the Nuggets Game? That's where we will be. Romantic or what? -Wig Davis ('82) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Shelley Williams Robillard ('84) Re: freezer recipes I need some help. We are working on a house addition/remodel and will have lots of people here in a couple weeks to help. I am looking for some of those freezer casserole recipes to make so I can pop them in the oven and keep working. The problem is that many of my family have dietary restrictions. Mainly gluten intolerance (so I am thinking recipes with rice) and, believe it or not allergies, to cruciferous (sp?) veggies. I know there are so many resourceful people out there in Bomberland so I thought I would pose the question. Any good make-and-freeze recipes? Thanks, -Shelley Williams Robillard ('84) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/26/04 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 10 Bombers and 1 Bomber Mom sent stuff: Bill Pippin ('54WB), Mike Clowes ('54) Gus Keeney ('57), Patti Jones ('60) Frank Whiteside ('63), Shirley Collings ('66) Tami Schuchart ('68), Mike Davis ('74) Kellie Walsh ('77), Dave McAdie ('79) BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jon McDougal ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Twins: Dale and Gale Gunter ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jeffrey Suchland ('90) BOMBER CALENDAR: Richland Bombers Calendar Click the event you want to know more about. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* From the new ALL Bomber Alumni Guest Book: >>From: Bill Pippin ('54WB) DATE: Thursday 03/25/2004 1:43:48pm COMMENTS: I went to Columbia HS part of my sophomore and junior years in 1954 before moving to Oak Ridge TN. I'm trying to locate Sandi Paulson, who went to Carmichael, then Columbia her sophomore year in 1955-56. I think she moved to Seattle after that. If anybody knows anything about Sandi, I'd appreciate hearing from you. I live in NM now. I attended seven high schools and my time in Richland was the best. -Bill Pippin ('54WB) ~ Silver City, NM 88061 ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) To: Virginia Brinkerhoff Sweetland ('54) I am sadly remiss in my duties. This should have been sent yesterday (the 24rh) so as to arrive on time to wish you a Happy Birthday. Since By's is closed, it will have to be either The Spudnut Shop or Tastee Freeze. Any other place I could think of would be unseemly. Bomber Cheers, -Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Gus Keeney ('57) Re: Sue Keeney Update` Hi all of you, Sue went to be with Her Jesus this morning [3/25/04] at 0600 hours while she was in her sleep. I want thank all of you Bombers and families that gave us so much support during our hard times. I will write more later. -Gus Keeney ('57) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) Re: Puget Sound Area Luncheon - South The Bomber Babes and Dudes (seems to have been more Dudes in recent months, as one Bomber Dude pointed out). Easter has bumped the luncheon back a week as will Mother's Day in May. We will be on the normal schedule of the second Sunday of the month in June. Reservations are not necessary! You can email that you are coming if you wish! DATE: April 4, 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 Hwy E., Fife, WA I-5 North, Exit 136 B (Port of Tacoma) I-5 South Exit, 136 Turn left on Pacific Hwy. E. PRICE: Price range $10.00 - $14.50 includes drink and tip All Bomber Spouses and Friends are welcome! Bombers Have Fun, -Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) ~ Browns Point, WA - The weather is crazy as it can be in Washington but the flowers and trees are worth every bit of weather. I think it is one of the prettiest Springs I have seen in my twenty years living in Western Washington. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Frank Whiteside ('63) Re: Spring along the mighty Mississippi Since the weather has been really great, I have been out pursuing some of my retirement hobbies and took along the digital camera for those of you who are nature and history buffs. It won't be long until the temperature is in the 90's and the humidity is close to 100% and being outside will be UNBEARABLE! Attached are some of my local sights. I'm a big fan of the Mississippi River Road area and am doing a lot of my new hobby along that region. It's only about 10-15 miles from my house, so I can spend a lot of time with my metal detecting. I'm looking for new sites every day. Oh, and two slave-made plantation bricks I dug up - the uneven one is the same as the original house bricks which date to 1787-90. The other was off another structure that was in the rear of the house--is a different color. To find info on Homeplace Plantation, Esperanza or other plantations simply type in the name or type in Louisiana Plantations and you should find plenty of stuff. I will be heading further up the road (Westbank of Miss.) to other spots looking for new digs. Most restored ones won't likely let you dig, but some private ones may -- especially if they are not lived in and are unrestored. If anyone is interested in plantations in LA, send me an email as I've been to many of them. Some have gift shops, restaurants and overnight accommodations and most have GHOSTS. If you like lots of ghosts, stay overnight at The Myrtles near St. Francisville -- called the most haunted house in America. -Frank Whiteside ('63) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From:Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) Re: CK Reunion Kevin Ghirardo ('68) sent me this message: "The reunion will be the summer of 2005. A firm date has not been set. Alan Carlson will be our contact. I've also attached a link for the information card asking for help in locating former CKers. If you are able to provide the information for someone you know, please notify Alan Carlson or the school at ckschool@ckparish.org Here's the link to the alumni contact card If anyone has class pictures to add to the other ones, please send them to Maren (please provide the names in your class if you can remember them.) Check out the ones we currently have at richlandbombers.com/allbombers/0gspicsCKt.html Re: My email address I've finally signed up for DSL, and as ATT cannot provide service here, I'm with Verizon. Therefore my email address will be changing, and I'll provide the new address as soon as I've loaded the DSL package. -Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) ~ Richland ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Tami Schuchart Keller ('68) To: Jon and Vicki Gill Boisoneau ('67 & '68) I am just now catching up on my Alumni Sandstorm reading and see that it was your wedding anniversary and the next day was Vicki's birthday. I just wanted to say happy anniversary and happy birthday. You two have been my friends for so long and even though I don't get to see you I think you often. Vicki - thank you for all the memories we have together - they mean the world to me and you always set the best example for me as to how I should always treat others. My children grew up always hearing about a friend of mine, Vicki Gill, who never ever said anything bad about anyone. While everyone around her might be saying something about someone, Vicki would always respond with something good and positive about that person, which stopped us all in out tracks and made us realize that person was good after all. Thank you Vicki for teaching me that wonderful characteristic and allowing me to pass it on to my children because they picked up on that teaching from you through me and do that very same thing. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you and I hope your Birthday and anniversary was wonderful. Love to both of you, Tami -Tami Schuchart Keller ('68) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Mike Davis ('74) Happy Birthday a day late to little sister Karen ('76). Karen is the type that wouldn't want you to know that she is 46 years old so I'm certainly not go to mention it! Happy Birthday! As for you Wig, taking the wife to the Nuggets game for your anniversary - now I know how you got all the chicks and Jumbo just hung around the basement. -Mike Davis ('74) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Kellie Walsh Patterson ('77) To: Shelley Williams Robillard ('84) Our mom had celiac disease (gluten intolerance), so I know it can be a challenge when cooking. Lots of times, casseroles rely on condensed soups as a filler (cream of mushroom, etc). Be careful, because some contain wheat flour as a thickener. This site was really helpful to us: http://www.glutenfreemall.com/ They have lots of gluten free meals already made, plus other great stuff. Good luck. -Kellie Walsh Patterson ('77) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Dave McAdie ('79) To: David Rivers ('65) Dave, Dave, Dave, I truly love reading your entries to the Alumni Sandstorm. You are always witty and truly care about your Bomber friends. However, you have unduly sullied the reputation of one of your "friends". As a young pre-Bomber, we lived at 209 GWWay, just a long stone throw from the Rose Bowl. As you know, it (the R.B.) was very close to GWWay and therefore it appears that they actually built Winco, Big 5, Applebee's, etc. on a big 'ol pile of crap. The Marriot is much closer to the River. However, if it makes you feel any better, you know what they say; "S#%t rolls downhill".... hahaha -Dave McAdie ('79) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) Awww Wig You are the romantic alright and your father's son for sure... that is like some place he would have been taking me. Happy anniversary to you and the lovely bride and give her a kiss from her favorite mother-in-law. Love you, Sugar Mom -BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/27/04 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers sent stuff: Anna May Wann ('49), Gus Keeney ('57) Donna Bowers ('63), Frank Whiteside ('63) Lynn-Marie Hatcher ('68), Gary Turner ('71) Heidi Davis ('00) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Char Dossett Holden ('51) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lenora Hughes Bejarano ('55) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: George Barnett ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Georgia Rushworth ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gayla Armstrong Worlund ('74) BOMBER CALENDAR: Richland Bombers Calendar Click the event you want to know more about. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Ann Thompson, aka Anna May Wann ('49) Re: Puget Sound NORTH (Kirkland/Bellevue) Lunch Dont forget the Puget Sound North Luncheon at Hector's in Kirkland on Sunday, March 28th at 12:30 pm. Looking forward to a good and big crowd. Come join us. Ill take pictures again and this time they will get into the Sandstorm come hell or high water. I promise!!!!! -Ann Thompson, aka Anna May Wann ('49) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Gus Keeney ('57) Re: Sue Keeney (RIP) There will be a Memorial Service in Yuma at the Foothills Baptist Church on Monday the 29th at ll:00 AM. The Family requests in lieu of flowers to make a donation to the Hospice of Yuma, AZ. or the American Cancer Society in Sue's Name. Doug Stiles ('57) who was here with me through the critical parts in the end was so much help to Sue and I and our family down here. He headed back home to Richland today (3/26}. Thanks again to all who have responded and all the prayers and support. Our good Friend Jay Woods (NAB) from Kennewick showed up this afternoon to be Doug's Relief I Suppose!!! -Gus Keeney ('57) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Donna Bowers Rice ('63) To: Marilyn Swan Beddo ('63) Re: Parris Beddo ('61RIP) Please let Marilyn Swan Beddo know how much you care. Her husband, Parris, passed away Thursday, March 25 - of a stomach aneurysm that affected his heart and caused it to stop. Mike and I stood up for them when they married in 1964, and have remained friends throughout our lives. Parris was indeed a good and kind individual. They have two daughters in Salt Lake that survive him - Tracy and April. Marilyn is just the "best" and would welcome any of your thoughts of kindness. It is just unbelievable to me that Parris is gone - age 61 is way too young for this to happen and I hope all of you will let her know how much you share her grief. Marilyn, I love you and your kids and I shall always remember the good things Parris did. Love: -Donna Bowers Rice (Gold Medal Class of 62)... it is raining here in St. Louis as befits the tears running down my cheeks in sadness and sorrow for Parris and for you. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Frank Whiteside ('63) Re: Spring along the Mississippi II Today [3/26/04] I continued up the Westbank River Road and took the ol' camera along. I stopped to detect at Homeplace for about an hour and visit with the owner and then headed toward Baton Rouge looking for fresh hunting/ detecting grounds. I found one unrestored plantation but couldn't find the owner. I knew that none of the others would let detectors do their thing, as they were being restored, were being lived in by the owners or were commercial plantations that charge fees. I may cross the bridge to the Eastbank of the Mississippi and head in the same direction. There used to be several unrestored ones, so I may have better luck on the other side of the river. The biggest problem is finding anyplace that hasn't been previously scoured by other history buffs. I'll bring the camera along on that side,too -- hopefully sometime next week if possible -- are some really nice homes so should get some good pictures. Friday is a lousy day, as the tourists were out in force. I'm only posting a fraction of the pictures I took, but I'll try to pick a few of the better ones. The really bright sun was messing up my ability to get good pictures. -Frank Whiteside ('63) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Lynn-Marie Hatcher Peashka ('68) Re: Sue Keeney (RIP) and Marilyn Richey ('53RIP) Dear Gus, friends of Sue, and friends of Marilyn, I never met you or Sue (RIP) in person, that I know of. Like Marilyn Richey ('53RIP), Sue was another very special woman I came to know through the Sandstorm entries about her. I am glad for both of them, that their time of pain and struggle is over now -- both within a few days of one another. But I am hurting for you -- and for those who were close to Sue and Marilyn as well. When my sons' paternal grandfather died in 1997 after 54 years of marriage, it was nearly impossible for Grandma to envision going on -- in spite of their strong shared faith in God. After only 9 days of marriage (following a much longer friendship), I cannot imagine what it would be like to face the future without my husband -- also a man of God. So, again, Gus, I am hurting for you. You were a fine and caring husband, and a blessing to Sue. And clearly, she was a blessing in your life as well. May God comfort your heart. -Lynn-Marie Hatcher Peashka ('68) ~ Spokane, WA P.S. -- Grandma, after nearly 7 years now, is still moving forward with life. She still misses Grandpa very day ... But she says that she figured out after a while (by the grace of God) that as long as she was still alive, there must still be some job she was here to accomplish. So, at nearly 83, she continues to do for others, and to seek out and enjoy new experiences. It took a while for her to be able to do these things -- and she still wishes she were able to share them with Grandpa. But she says that much about life is good again. I hope that will be your experience down the road, too. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Gary Turner ('71) Re: Old Tri-Cities Quiz My sister Jeanne ('63) and I, along with our spouses, spent last weekend in Richland on one of our increasingly frequent "checking up on Mom" visits. At one point Saturday, during a fruitless search for a now-forgotten item, we managed to hit the mother lode of nostalgia... a couple of chests where every item that my sister and I brought home or saved during our school years was apparently dumped. (I am considering mounting an exhibition: "A History Of The Mimeograph Machine - The Marcus Whitman Years from Mrs. Murphy to Mrs. Sagerser!). During this search we found an old clipping from the Tri-Cycle Herald titled "Tri-City Trivia" with 20 questions about the Tri-Cities. At the bottom of the clipping it refers us to page C3 for the answers. Sadly, it seems that no one thought to clip page C3! We got many of these (we think), but thought everyone might want to try their luck. Maren, feel free to edit for space. 1. In what year did Lewis & Clark pass through the Tri-Cities? 2. What was the Richland High mascot prior to 1942? (Burt Pierard ('59) and Ray Stein ('64) are banned from answering this question!!) 3. What is the longest street inside the Richland, Pasco, or Kennewick city limits? 4. Where is Lake Wallula? 5. How did the "Termination Winds" get their name? 6. Which of the Tri-Cities was the first to incorporate? 7. How did Eltopia get its name? 8. Which Tri-City area resident caught a touchdown pass in a Super Bowl? 9. Which Tri-Citian pitched a no-hitter in a National League game? 10. Which Tri-Citian pitched in the first night World Series game? 11. What former Tri-Citian won an Oscar for best cinematography? 12. What former Tri-Citian played in The Masters golf tournament? 13. What is the official name of the "Blue Bridge?" 14. What is the official name of the "Cable Bridge?" 15. What is the official name of the I-182 bridge? 16. What allegedly pornographic movie, shown at the Island-Vue Drive-In, put the Tri-Cities before the US Supreme Court? 17. What is the average rainfall in the Tri-Cities? 18. What community slogan has been in continuous use since 1889? 19. What is the origin of "the fingernail" in Riverside (Howard Amon) Park? 20. Pasco got its name from some sarcastic railroad surveyors... do you know the story? Good luck... if you have page C3 you are disqualified. -Gary Turner ('71) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Heidi Davis Mortensen ('00) Re: WSU Coug question Hi to all! I know most of you frequent "Sandstormers" are much more knowledgeable then I at finding things on line, so I was hoping someone might have an idea where I could find a border. We are decorating my soon-to-be son's nursery in WSU Cougar decor, and have not been able to find a wall paper border. Any suggestions? Re: Happy belated 20th birthday to my baby sister Sarah Davis (2002)! We love you! -Heidi Davis Mortensen ('00) -Richland *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/28/04 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff: Bill Berlin ('56), Helen Cross ('62) Donni Clark ('63), Dennis Hammer ('64) Deanna Fulcher ('72), Kellie Walsh ('77) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* BOMBER LUNCHES 'n stuff (in order of appearance) TODAY North Puget Sound (Kirkland/Bellevue) 04/03 Bob Cowan ('60RIP) Memorial Bench Dedication 04/18 Phoenix Lunch 05/01 Stafford, VA -- FIRST Lunch More information: http://www.calsnet.net/All_Bombers Click the lunch you want to know about. ************************************************* ************************************************* >>From: Bill Berlin ('56) Re: Memorabilia from 1956 Is there anything good about moving, I mean the actual moving experience? Two months ago we moved into our new house in Anacortes, WA (and loving it) and this past week I was finally opening the last of my "office" boxes when I found an old, kind of tired but Scotch taped with half a dozen rubber bands on it. You have to know our Bomber/Lion Mom Vi Berlin to get my drift but it was a box of treasures she had saved for me over the years. My Baby Book, articles and Programs from three years of DeMolay (including pictures of the DeMolay Sweetheart Ball of 1956 and my date was Shirley Payton ('57), three or four Sandstorms in 1955-56, Graduation stuff and all kinds of goodies. Grade School pictures from Paso Robles, CA, Ft. Collins, CO and finally L&C in Richland starting in 3rd Grade. We arrived in late March of '47 and the second day there, the Class Picture was taken. The next day Peggy Ridley accidentally hit me in the head with a softball bat creating a great black eye and a few stitches. A lot of Bombers will tell you that you can't hurt a Berlin by hitting them in the head with a bat but I looked a lot healthier in the Class picture before the event. Sandstorm, Richland, Washington, February 3, 1956. "Handsome Harry" voting began and the really cool guys up for this honor were Tilbert Neal ('56), Bob Lair ('56), Jim Templeman ('56), Miles Isom ('56), Dick Devine ('57) and Bob Hebert ('58)." What impressed me more than anything was that all of them were good looking guys and that they all had great hair. I looked up my picture in the annual and I even had hair... but then so did Tom Hughes ('56) and Max Sutton ('57), but not really cool hair like the "Harry's." Just the same I had a DA. I have been spending more time than I should looking at all of this stuff and what it really says to me is, "you sure as heck were a lucky guy to have been raised in Richland and to be forever a Bomber." To: Gus Keeney ('57) My heart goes out to you with the loss of your dear wife, Sue. Given your reports to the Alumni Sandstorm, she (and you) fought a valiant fight and that is all you can ask. Bomber Bill's Anacortes doors are always open to you and we can talk Richland, life after Richland and boats. -Bill Berlin ('56) ~ in semi-sunny Anacortes where we have 12 really great Mexican landscapers turning our yard into a real place of beauty from what I called a "wet Iraq" and where I continue to read all that old Bomber stuff. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) Please add my best wishes to my former neighbor (of over 40+ years ago, I think, Lenora) Lenora Hughes Bejarano ('55). She and her husband might be coming up pretty close to their 50th wedding anniversary, if memory serves me right!! I've just spent a great afternoon working around in my garden. It was perfect weather to be outside: about 75 and overcast. Everything is about ready to pop out into leaf or bloom. We will leave for Seattle next Saturday, so I'm hoping to at least make it to see the tulips in bloom and I'm hoping maybe the orchards around Wenatchee maybe budding out too. -Helen Cross Kirk ('62) ~ West Harrison, IN - where the little lake seems more pretty with everything greening up around it. The birds seem to love it back there, too. They are all flying around and chirping or whatever birds do. I saw a suspicious hole like a shake might be out too. The only thing about gardening I don't like: a snake might like to be in my garden when I'm there. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Donni Clark Dunphy ('63) To: Marilyn Swan Beddo ('63) Re: Parris Bedd0 ('61RIP) I first met Parris when I was going with Bob Himmelwright. Bob and I doubled with Marilyn and Parris. We had so much fun. Parris always had funny stories to tell and kept us laughing. Through the years Marilyn has remained such a good and faithful friend. Although the times we had together were few, since we lived so far apart, I will always treasure those times. We spent one vacation with both of our families, sight-seeing and camping in the Rockies of Colorado, I believe that was when we have those pictures of Parris under the camper working on it. We spent time in their home enjoying the wonderful produce from their garden and Marilyn's good cooking! They showed us around Salt Lake, Park City and Sundance, where we sneaked into Robert Redford's property. Most of all we had so much fun fishing with them at Mill Hollow and other lakes around Salt Lake and just recently up at Moon Lake two years ago. I will never forget the night we were camped and telling stories around the fire. Parris told us the story that night of when he was a paper boy in Richland and how one early morning he saw a flying saucer. When the light of the fire went out and we all had to find our way back to our tents in the black night, he had me convinced the story was true! We have been trying for years to get Parris to come see us in L.A. but he didn't want to. I can't blame him. Who would want to leave the beauty of where they live for the traffic and smog! Marilyn, you know I love you and my heart goes out to you. You are in my prayers and thoughts now and always. I will always remember Parris with fondness and smile as I remember is quips and stories! Always, Donni -Donni Clark Dunphy ('63) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Dennis Hammer ('64) To: Gary Turner ('71) Re: Tri-Cities Trivia 19. The "fingernail" was originally an office building for Truestone, located near the Yakima River bridge and was called the "Segmented Ellipsoid." When it was new it was not compared to a fingernail, but people said it looked like a sailboat. As an Architecture major at WSU I went there once while it was still being used as an office building to try to get some information on the building itself. Dennis Hammer ('64) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Deanna Fulcher Weaver ('72) Re: Reunion Luncheons Hello, My mother, Gloria Adams Fulcher ('54) told me this evening that the reunion luncheons are happening all over the U.S. I am interested in finding out when and where. I am currently situated in SW Florida. Any help would be appreciated! Thanks, -Deanna Fulcher Weaver ('72) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Kellie Walsh Patterson ('77) To Heidi Davis Mortensen (2000) I don't know of any WSU wallpaper border, but you might like something on this site below. The valance might work for you... http://www.sportsfanfare.com/bedd-wast.html Go Cougs! -Kellie Walsh Patterson ('77) ~ soon to be relocating to NJ after 20+ years in Southern CA. Back to 4 seasons, yea! *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/29/04 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers. 1 Bomber Offspring, and 1 Bomber Funeral Notice today: Earl Bennett ('63), Bill (Paul) Barger ('68) Zorba Manolopoulos ('91), Tracy Beddo (Bomber Offspring) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Brian Johnson ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gary Crow ('65) BOMBER CALENDAR: Richland Bombers Calendar Click the event you want to know more about. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Earl C. Bennett, III (Gold Medal Class of '63) To: Deanna Fulcher Weaver ('72) Re: Luncheons How far do you want to travel? I think I've heard of a gathering or two down your way over the last year or so, but if you have reason to be anywhere near the national capitol area, Virginia Bombers are planning our first get- together on May 1 near the junction of I-95 just north of Fredericksburg, VA, about an hour south of the Washington DC beltway. Watch the Sandstorm, most luncheons are listed fairly often by Maren just below the list of entries for the day and the birthdays. Regards, ecb3 -Earl Bennett ('63) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Bill (Paul) Barger ('68) Re: Lynn-Marie Hatcher Peashka ('68) story From a fellow member of the class of '68, thank you for your story and congratulations. My wife and I were also married on March 17th and celebrated our 25th anniversary while you were getting married. I hope your next 25 years are as good as ours have been. -Bill (Paul) Barger ('68) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Zorba Manolopoulos ('91) Re: RHS Alumni Basketball Tournament Just a reminder that the deadline of March 31st is approaching. If you register before that date, the early bird fee is only $25. (You can even register online with credit card) The fee will increase by $5 after March 31st. You can get all the latest information at http://www.rhssf.org/tournament If you have any questions, let me know. -Zorba Manolopoulos ('91), Tournament Organizer ******************************************************* >>From: Tracy Beddo (Bomber Offspring) Hi Maren- My name is Tracy & I am Parris & Marilyn Swam Beddo's oldest daughter. I'm handling things for my Mother. She asked me to send this to you to see if you would put this on the newsletter for people that they went to high school with. We also want to express thanks to everybody who has been sending their prayers and such. It is very much appreciated. Sincerely- -Tracy Beddo (Bomber Offspring) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* Funeral Notice scanned by Tracy Beddo ('66) >>Parris Beddo ('61) ~ 12/4/42 - 3/26/04 FuneralNotices.tripod.com *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/30/04 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 11 Bombers and 1 NAB sent stuff: Tom Hughes ('56), Tony Tellier ('57) Larry Mattingly ('60), Roy Ballard ('63) Carol Converse ('64), Linda Reining ('64) David Rivers ('65), Nancy Erlandson ('67) Lynn-Marie Hatcher ('68), Pam Pyle ('69) Mark LaRiviere ('71), Don Sorenson (NAB=Not A Bomber) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Wayne Killand ('48) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Patsy McGregor Boyd ('54WB) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Linda Belliston Boehning ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Craig Perkins ('69) BOMBER CALENDAR: Richland Bombers Calendar Click the event you want to know more about. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Tom Hughes ('56) Re: North Puget Sound (Kirkland / Bellevue) Lunch All Bomber Lunches website The North End Lunch in Kirkland, WA was really great. Everyone got to meet new friends and many old friends were there as well. The lunch was held at Hector's in Kirkland and the food was good and the waitress was in a fighting mood. A great time was had by all. Ann Thompson, aka Anna May Wann ('49) was glad that I was there to take the pictures because she hasn't figured out how to get the last lunch pictures off of her camera. In attendance were: Loretta Jensen Smith ('65), Rick Smith ('60 Mercer Island Hi), Tom Hoffman ('47-'48), Barbara Franco Sherer ('67), Jimbeaux Hamilton (Gold Medal Class of '63) (Miss Nancy could not make it as she was out of town), Irl French ('51), Tom Hughes ('56), Agnes Hughes (As Ann says "Tom is her Husband), Jessica Blessing (Tom's Grand Daughter), Nick Nelson ('56), Ann Thompson, aka Anna May Wann ('49), Carol Black foster ('48), Janine Rightmire Corrado ('65), Jonnie Corrado (Bomber Offspring), Gloria Adams Fulcher ('54), and Clarence Fulcher ('51) -Tom Hughes ('56) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Tony Tellier ('57) Re: TT's new vacation home?? http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2001890384_missile29m.html Moses Hole, huh .. -Tony Tellier ('57) ...a retired investor, living on a pension ... "******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Larry Mattingly ('60) Re: Sue Keeney (RIP) Got home this AM from a 4 day trip without my laptop and caught up with 5 days of Alumni Sandstorm. I was very saddened to read of Sue Keeney's passing over. My heart goes out to Gus ('57) and his family. They have my deepest sympathy. I almost bypassed Yuma on my February trip to Mexico and went South through Tuscan. But at the last minute I went straight down 95 and called Gus. I had a few hours with an old friend and we visited with Sue. God keep you, Sue Kenney. -Larry Mattingly ('60) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Roy Ballard ('63) and Nancy Erlandson Ballard ('67) To: Marilyn Swan Beddo ('63) and Family Sorry to hear that Parris has left us... it brings back some good memories, even though I haven't seen you in quite a while. What a great person he was and always will be. If Nancy and I can do anything, please let us know. We are thinking of you and are in our prayers. -Roy Ballard ('63) and Nancy Erlandson Ballard ('67) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Carol Converse Maurer ('64) To: Frank Whiteside ('63) I'm really enjoying all the pictures that you've been putting into the Sandstorm. I love those old homes!! -Carol Converse Maurer ('64) ~ Eureka, CA ~ not much time left before our 40th class reunion. Can't wait!! ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Linda Reining ('64) WHAT: Bakersfield Bomber Luncheon WHERE: Coco's on Rosedale Highway TIME: 2:00 P.M. WHEN: Sunday, April 25th DIRECTIONS: take 99 to the Rosedale Highway exit; go West on Rosedale; turn Left on Jet Way and follow the road into the parking lot. -Linda Reining ('64) ~ Bakersfield, CA - would you believe we are having 90+ days in March??????? UGH!!!!!! ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: David Rivers ('65) Re: Oh my... danged computers! Didja notice how few entries there were on the 29th in the Alumni Sandstorm? There is a new virus going around... only struck the Sandstorm for a couple of days... like on the 27th when my lovely baby-sitter, Lenora Hughes Bejareno ('55) had her birthday and yesterday, when Brian Johnson ('65) and Gary Crow ('65) had their birthdays... what's really awful is all the cool stuff I wrote about Lenora being such a great baby-sitter and how much my Mom adored her... when off into cyberspace... same with all the stuff about the "Crowster" being my Mom and Dad's favorite box boy at Safeway... if they only knew the truth about Mr. Woofman Crow... cradle robber... And the stuff about Brian Johnson taking such glee in shaving Terry Davis' (Knox '65) and my heads bald in 1959 when Terry and I decided that we could be cooler if we had blonde hair like Skip ('65) and our hair turned about to be a very popular color a few years later... for cars... competition orange!!!!!!!! And I even told ya how Brian got those two scars on his head from his growth spurt in the 7th grade.. but all the stories have vanished... so you'll have to wait till next year when these wonderful Bombers have their next 21st birthdays! -David Rivers ('65) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Lynn-Marie Hatcher Peashka ('68) Re: Hatcher - Peashka Wedding Thank You Bill (Paul) Barger's ('68) congratulatory post in the 3/29/04 Sandstorm reminded me that I wanted to take a quick minute to thank all Bombers who have posted their good wishes here in the Sandstorm, as well as sending them by email directly to me. I have tried to thank each person individually -- all of your notes have meant a great deal to us. But in case I overlooked responding directly to YOUR message, please know that this note is to YOU - okay? We are well, happy, full of plans and dreams, and feeling very blessed! Our four "shared" kids (T's son, 15, who lives with us; T's daughter, 21, who lives in Bothell; L-M's sons, 27 and 30 who live in Marysville, WA) are all very happy about this, too. Our grandsons are thriving and beautiful. Life is good, thanks be to God.) -Lynn-Marie Hatcher Peashka ('68) ~ Spokane - where it is sunny, and life IS good, except for the agony of grad school!!!! ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Pam Pyle Jewett-Bullock ('69) Re: Mid-Atlantic Bomber Lunch Okay, fellow D.C., Maryland, and Virginia Bombers... read on for details of our first-ever gathering of Mid- Atlantic Bombers. We'll be meeting for brunch/lunch on Saturday, May 1, from 11am - 12:30pm, at the new Applebee's Restaurant, 1000 Stafford Market Place, Stafford, VA. From I-95 north or south, take Exit 143-B (Garrisonville Road West). Applebee's is on the right hand side of Garrisonville Road, just west of I-95, in the new Stafford Market Place shopping complex. Wear the green and gold, and bring your yearbooks, if you got 'em! To date, I received enthusiastic "count me IN" responses from five fellow Bombers from ALL over Virginia and representing five different Bomber class years...still hoping to hear from you Maryland and D.C. Bombers. If there are enough of you out there, and the "maiden voyage" is a success, well... maybe we can "float" this Bomber baby to a D.C. or Maryland location for future "sailings". AND, TO ALL OTHER BOMBERS... The Washington, D.C./Mid- Atlantic Region is a fantastic vacation destination in April/May! If you are going to be in the area--or just passing through on I-95--please plan to join us for this first lunch! Feel free to contact me via e-mail with questions. Bomber Cheers, -Pam Pyle Jewett-Bullock ('69) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Mark LaRiviere ('71) Re: Alumni Basketball Tournament http://www.rhssf.org/tournament Does anybody want to join on a 1971 Team for the Alumni Basketball Tournament June 25-26, 2004? -Mark LaRiviere ('71) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Don Sorenson (NAB) Re: Glenn Beddo at Hanford To: Tracy Beddo (Bomber Offspring) I am sorry to hear of your father's passing. I never met him but I worked with your grandfather, Glenn, in the late '70s at the REDOX or 222-S labs. Glenn was always fun to listen to. I remember one day in the lab room we called 4-J I watched Glenn work on this old lead cave on the bench we kept warm samples in waiting to be analyzed. Well it's lid was made of lead and it was always getting out of shape. Since lead is a soft material it didn't take a lot of banging before the lid would not close properly. It was Glenn's job to keep it in shape. So about every 8 to 10 days he would come by and straighten it out with a few bangs from his ball-peen hammer and maybe attach another handle if need be. Glenn always had his rounds to make. He always remarked "I'll never run out of work to do so long as folks don't respect things that don't belong to them". Every time I was on day shift there was Glenn pushing his cart up and down the lab halls keeping things straight and true! I think his favorite thing to fix was the "auto titrator". It worked pretty well we all swore by it! But I think he swore at it when it was acting up. We used it to perform H +'s or OH's all with the touch of a button. One cold chemical make-up sample from B-Plant needed what we would call a double break OH analysis. The turnaround time was short so if this machine didn't work B-plant was in dire straights! If I recall right he made it in the 222-S lab shop a number of years before I arrived at 222-S in 1977. Just thought you'd like to know. -Don Sorenson (NAB) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/31/04 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Lenora Hughes ('55), Suzie Gunderson ('60) Frank Whiteside ('63), Jim Hamilton ('63) Peter Turping ('70) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* TODAY's LUNCH: Girls of '63 & '64 Lunch (Spudnut Shop) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Tonya Day Gorberg ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Anita Kolb Alflen ('64) BOMBER CALENDAR: Richland Bombers Calendar Click the event you want to know more about. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Lenora Hughes Bejarano ('55) To: David Rivers ('65) Thank you so much for the kind remembrances, David. However, you could have just said we were "playmates" way back then! Ha! Okay, so I am a few years older than you! Don't rub it in! I adore your mom too. She was always like my big sister and you were my little brother. I guess you were too little to be able to recall them days back then. Precious memories for me though. When are you planning to drag your little self to our Vegas luncheons? Seems like eons since we last enjoyed your company. Will let you know when the next one is planned and try to let you know far enough ahead so you can be there. Is that wishful thinking on my part? Ha Re: Parris Beddo ('61RIP) My condolences to the Beddo family. They lived near us way back when we first moved to Richland. I think they lived on Jewett if my memory serves me, so we knew Parris when he was just a young sprout. Lost track of them as years passed but thought of them often. Was such a surprise to hear of his passing. -Lenora Hughes Bejarano ('55) ~ In Las Vegas, NV - where the sun is shining brightly and it is expect to be in the mid 80s today. Expecting a cool down starting tomorrow that will hang around for a few days. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Suzie Gunderson Chiles ('60) To: Frank Whiteside ('63) I agree with Carol Converse Maurer ('64). I'm loving those pictures!! Please keep on "detecting" and reporting with pictures". -Suzie Gunderson Chiles ('60) ~ looks like it's gonna rain... which the Okanogan can surely use. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Frank Whiteside ('63) Re: Mississippi East bank Homes I just wanted to thank everyone for the great email response to my previous plantation photos from last week. It's good to know that there are others who appreciate beautiful things from the past as much as I do. Today, I did the other side of the river and got some pictures of many of the great old homes on that side. I hadn't really been into photography too much, but now I'm rather hooked on it. So far, the photos I have taken are homes from about 10 to 50 miles from my house. In the future, I'll send in photos from other areas that I might be visiting for different reasons. Sometimes the huge trees block the pictures a bit. -Frank Whiteside ('63) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jim Hamilton ('63) Just a dang minute. How can Linda Belliston Boehning ('63) be having a birthday, when she never gets a day older. She's the "Gold" in the "Gold Medal Class of 63" and the duct tape that keeps us all together. Happy Birthday Linda, without all your hard work, we'd be just kinda average, instead of cooler than gold teeth. jimbeaux p.s. Doesn't the Clique of Frank have a Sunshine Committee person? I'll take volunteers along with the Hall Passes, now. -Jim Hamilton ('63) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Peter Turping ('70) Look for Dick Cartmell ('73) reffing the championship game for the NCAA men's tournament on Monday. This will be the third year in row Dick has had the final game. Let's call it a threepeat. -Peter Turping ('70) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for the month. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` February, 2004 ~ April, 2004