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16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 *********************************************** *********************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/01/04 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff: Betty Ely ('47), Mike Clowes ('54) Gus Keeney ('57), Rich Baker ('58) John Northover ('59), Deedee Willox ('64) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ed Mitchell ('69) More information: Click the lunch you want to know about. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Betty Ely King ('47) Re: Flood of 1948 I had just finished my first year at Eastern Washington Univ. at Cheney. I drove with some friends from Cheney to Pasco. They took me to an airport in Pasco to fly to the small airport in Richland. This was the only way I could get home. I will never forget that experience of flying in that small airplane looking down at all that water. All of what is now Columbia Park was under water, including Bateman Island. The water covered some of what is now George Washington Way. The water was over what is the Richland Park... it came up to what is now The Hanford House. The flood wiped out a town that was called Vanport. It was between Portland and Vancouver. My mother's sister and husband lived there with their two daughters. Everyone was notified when the water was rushing down there, so most of the people were able to get into Portland. My aunt and uncle and two daughters moved back to Wyoming. I think that is why they built dams along the Columbia River from Portland to this area. The government built the dikes. We have had several floods on the Columbia that were smaller since 1948, but the dikes held back the water. If the dikes are torn down for people to develop Hotels, you had better buy flood insurance. There are two many greedy people coming in here that know nothing about the area. Most of the people working out at Hanford do not even know that their salary is paid by income taxes from Wash. D.C. -Betty Ely King ('47) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) Just received a phone call from Luana Ivers Porch ('52). She told me of the passing of a fellow classmate of hers; Irma Perry Clayton on the 28th of March. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Gus Keeney ('57) Re: A Very Big Thank You I want to thank all of you Bombers for the outpouring of condolences and the large donations to Hospice of Yuma. The Hospice team here made the last days so much easier for me to bear. They made the Death With Dignity part by being able for Sue to go in peace at home. The Nurse has even come by three times since to check on how I am doing and their counceler has kept in touch reminding me that all I have to do is call and someone will be here in a matter of minutes if the need should arise. Anyway, Thank all of you again for all of your prayers and support. -Gus Keeney ('57) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Rich Baker ('58) Re: Alaska It has been very interesting reading all of the entries on Alaska and the Iditarod. We have made several trips to Alaska and in fact will be there this July for the King Salmon run on the Kenai followed by a little sightseeing. Will be accompanied by Dave Silver ('56 Benton City) and his wife. On one of the first trips to Alaska I saw a belt buckle that said it all. It said - "Alaska is what the rest of the United States used to be." Re: Tripler The mention of Tripler Army Hospital also brought back good memories. My oldest daughter, Dawn Marie ('80) was born there on December 21, 1961. I was in the Navy and a radar operator on a WV-2 Super Constellation. We flew an early warning barrier between Midway Island and the Aleutians (14 hour flight, eight times a month, maximum altitude 10,000 Feet). -Rich Baker ('58) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: John Northover ('59) Re: Southern California - Storm Damage 2004 With all the news on TV lately about the sub zero weather and snow that the rest of the country has experienced over the past winter, we shouldn't forget that Southern California has its share of devastating weather, also. I've attached a link to a photo illustrating the damage caused to a home from a west coast storm that passed through the San Diego area recently. It really makes you cherish what you have, and reminds us not to take life for granted!!! WARNING: The attached picture is quite graphic and may not be suitable for sensitive viewers. Juan the Ecodoomster [John Northover - '59 living in windy San Diego - where at this time is a balmy 94 ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Deedee Willox Loiseau ('64) To: Frank Whiteside ('63) Again, you have given us some great photography. It's really interesting to see these old plantations and how they have either been let go or restored. Please, send more! -Deedee Willox Loiseau ('64) ~ Burbank, WA *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/02/04 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 13 Bombers sent stuff: Betty Ely ('47), Carol Black ('48) Doris Palmer ('49), Dave Rhodes ('52WB) Rainy Powell ('52WB), Mike Clowes ('54) Patti Jones ('60), Frank Whiteside ('63) Jean Hawley ('63), Maren Smyth ('63 & '64) Deedee Willox ('64), Rick Maddy ('67) Brad Upton ('74) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* BOMBER LUNCHES 'n stuff (in order of appearance) 04/03 Girls of '60 Lunch 04/03 Bob Cowan ('60RIP) Memorial Bench Dedication More information: Click the lunch you want to know about. ************************************************* ************************************************* >>From: Betty Ely King ('47) Re: letter I should read my letters before I send them out. I can't believe I put two instead of too. My brother, Ken ('49), always said I should not tell anyone that I have three college degrees. -Betty Ely King ('47) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Carol Black Foster ('48) Re: Storm Damage of 2004 To: Juan. I mean John Northover ('59) You certainly hit the nail on the head (so to speak) about the horrific winds we have over here on the Left Coast. I bravely went to see your storm damage picture in today's Sandstorm and was truly frightened. I too have had many things blown off their feet or whatever and wait with horrible anticipation for the next big wind to blow. Try to be brave. And know we are keeping you in our thoughts. My Best. -Carol Black Foster ('48) ~ Bellevue, WA ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Doris Palmer Overla ('49) Re: Florida Bomber Lunch If you would like to contact me about a Bomber get together for the people here in Florida that graduated from Col-Hi (or Richland Hi as it seems to be called now) please let me know how to get in touch with you by phone or slow mail as I have some names and addresses. -Doris Palmer Overla ('49) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Dave Rhodes ('52WB) Re: Irma Perry Clayton ('52RIP) I read of the passing of Irma and it saddened me. I remember her as a good friend and great classmate. She was always happy, or so it seemed, and was always good natured and fun to be around. My condolences to her family and her many friends. -Dave Rhodes ('52WB) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Lorraine 'Rainy' Powell Earp-Tanner ('52WB) To John Northover ('59) We laughed so hard this morning looking at the photo you sent in of the damage caused to a home in the San Diego area that the west storm caused as it passed through. We have a terrible wind storm today here in Northern California and my husband wanted to take a picture to show you the damage we have suffered to our swimming pool... (.leaves and rose peddles gathering all around the pool steps leading out to the patio.) I told him... photo not needed!!!! He really enjoyed your sense of humor. To: Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) So sorry to hear about Irma Perry Clayton ('52RIP). Our prayers to her family. -Lorraine 'Rainy' Powell Earp-Tanner ('52WB) ~ very windy Modesto, CA ~ and a little cooler today from our 80+ from the last three weeks ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Bob Carlson, Mike Clowes ('54) To: John Northover ('59) After viewing the devastation you suffered during a recent storm, I trust you have notified FEMA and your insurance people. One cannot be too careful about these abusive attacks of nature. Bomber Cheers, -Bob Carlson, Mike Clowes ('54) ~ we don't have weather like that in Albany, OR ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) Re: South Puget Sound Area/Fife luncheon Bomber Babes and Dudes No reservations necessary! If you would like you can email me you will be at the luncheon. 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 Highway E., Fife, WA I-5 North, Exit 136 B (Port of Tacoma) I-5 South Exit 136 Turn left on Pacific Highway. E. PRICE: Price range $10.00 - $14.50 includes drink and tip All Bomber Spouses and Friends are welcome! Bombers Have Fun -Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) ~ Browns Point, WA ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Frank Whiteside ('63) Re: More homes... from Houma, LA to White Castle, LA Okay, guys, by popular request I spent the day in the field again... this time traveling from Houma to White Castle. Some shots were tough because the road is narrow without shoulders, and it's really easy to get clobbered by local speed demons. -Frank Whiteside ('63) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jean Hawley Saunders ('63) Re: Flood of '48 To: Betty Ely King ('47) It was probably my dad. I remember him telling many times how he flew people back and forth between Pasco and Richland during that flood. I was only three and I was scared to death to go up in that plane with him. If I remember correctly, he had a little two seater Cessna. -Jean Hawley Saunders ('63) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Maren Smyth ('633 & '64) Re: The Manhattan Project Heritage Preservation Association, Inc. They're having the "Grand Opening" of their Atomic Bomb General Store -Maren Smyth ('63 & '64) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Deedee Willox Loiseau ('64) To: John Northover ('59) Re: Southern California - Storm Damage 2004 Very funny! -Deedee Willox Loiseau ('64) ~ Burbank, WA ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Rick Maddy ('67) Re: Took a little trip RE: Sharon Tate In past publications of the Alumni Sandstorm Sharon Tate has been discussed several times. For example, Sharon lived in Richland, WA from 1954 to 1960 and attended Spalding Elementary School from 1954-55, Chief Joseph Junior High School (now Chief Joseph Middle School) from 1955-58 and Columbia High School (now Richland High School) from 1958-1960. Sharon was crowned Sophomore Princess at Columbia High School in 1958. She was crowned Miss Autorama in early 1959 and Miss Richland, WA on August 9, 1959 (info found on internet). I know some of you in here were her friend. I have been running around looking at the graveyards where the Earp brothers are buried and while doing so stopped at Sharon's grave. Sharon is buried at Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City, CA, about thirty-five miles north of where I live in Huntington Beach. Holy Cross Cemetery is in a very hilly, upscale South Los Angeles area of upscale ranch houses, for lack of a better word for single story housing. Although, like most of Los Angeles, particularly the south end, one does not need to drive very far before you enter a garbage can. Almost to the point of making you wonder why troops are in Iraq and not in, for example, Compton. Nevertheless, for those of you that are interested, here are a couple photos I took of her grave site. I just returned from another theme town American city, Tombstone, AZ, yesterday after five days on the road. Unplanned, so I had to buy clothes and a toothbrush while on the road -- thank goodness for Wal*Mart, child slave labor in Third World countries, outsourcing and getting off Frank Gifford's wife about it. Cheap. Just got up one morning and took off. I wanted to visit the Earp family graves. Does anyone else do crazy things like that? Nuts! To the interested parties and I will spare you the photos: The graves I have visited so far are of Wyatt, Morgan and James. Wyatt is buried in Colma, CA (San Francisco burb - Hills of Eternity Memorial Park), in his wife's (Josephine Sarah Marcus) Jewish family plot. Morgan, murdered five months after the O.K. Corral gunfight, is in Colton, CA (Hermosa Cemetery). The family had shipped Morgan's body to California by rail from Tucson. Tucson is around ninety miles WNW of Tombstone. His headstone was replaced in 1991. Virgil was the Marshall of Colton for some time after healing from the gunshot he received two months after the O.K. Corral incident (arm lost six inches of bone from the murder attempt). Virgil was shot through the thigh at the O.K. Corral. The Earp family had moved to San Bernardino area in 1864 (the CA connection). James is buried in San Bernardino, CA (Mountain View Cemetery) - around sixty miles southeast of LA, or thereabouts. Near to James is the Earp brother's one of three sisters, Adelia (Earp) Edwards. Buried within the same grave as Adelia is Virgil Earp's third wife, Alvira Packingham (Sullivan) Earp. Virgil (died of pneumonia) is buried in Portland, OR (Riverview Cemetery). Wyatt, Virgil and Morgan are the three most infamous due to the O. K. Corral gunfight. James, although in Tombstone during the incident, was left out due to a crippling Civil War wound. Edward, living in Tombstone during the incident but out of town, was not allowed to participate in law enforcement by his brother's as he was the youngest. He was allowed to join the Earp "Posse" looking for Morgan's killers. In 1900, after returning to Arizona from California, Edward was shot in the chest at point blank range in a Wilcox, AZ saloon by one of two cowboys he was arguing with while working for the Arizona Cattleman's Association. A half brother and the oldest, Newton (from the Earp's father's first marriage - mother and daughter died during childbirth), was also left out of the three brothers' dangerous occupations (the Earp's father had been a farmer and volunteer deputy sheriff, their grandfather a judge). Two sisters, Martha, died young in Iowa just before the family left to CA and Virginia also died in childhood. Wyatt's second common law wife, Ceilia Anne Blaylock Earp, also known as Mattie Blaylock, or Mattie Earp, is buried in Pinal, AZ. Presumably distraught and roaming from one town to another after Wyatt left her for Josephine, she ended her own life (possibly an accidental overdose) by overdosing on laudanum. Unknown where her body disappeared to from the Pinal coroner's office, but her empty grave is just outside Pinal (town is gone). John Henry "Doc" Holliday died (1887) in the Hotel Glenwood (not a sanitarium) of tuberculosis and is buried in Glenwood Springs, CO (Pioneer/Linwood Cemetery). Wyatt, who never visited the dying Holliday at bedside, found out about his death eight years after the fact. Well, for myself, the trip made watching the movie "Tombstone" a little more interesting... even with the flaws of Hollywood, I suppose. Wyatt Earp never was wounded, not even scratched, in his five year stint as a lawman. To: Frank Whiteside ('63) Thanks for the great plantation photos, Frank. Back in '98 I had the pleasure of driving through Mississippi and viewing a few of their houses. Speaking of the South and plantations, I had been looking for slave tags awhile back. I won't go into the specifics of why... historical purposes. Started looking in antique shops in SoCal. Lots of times one can find "stuff" far away from their original location. Never found one. Someone said eBay. There were a lot of them. Putting the cart before the horse, I lost a couple bids on a couple of them cheap ones, then decided maybe I should look into them a little farther after seeing a lot of them were just in too good of shape. What I found is there are very few in existence. The ones you see on eBay are 99.99% fake. Slave Tags were not issued by owners, but by the city as a tax receipt. Modern fake and fantasy (MFF) slave tags are abundant. As far as what I have read by experts and with the exception of those yet to be found, whether in a closet or the ground, there are no known, real deal, genuine slave tags from anywhere except the Charleston and Charleston Neck area in the state of South Carolina. They simply were not used elsewhere. Most, bordering on all, slave tags have been verified, cataloged, graded and approved. Particularly with the expedience and great impetus to do so due to the speed and growth of black museums depleting the market of the already few that exist in private estates. Most tags were buried with the slave. All fully hand engraved tags are fakes. And if you are not paying a minimum of $6000 (poor quality) or more for one, be aware. Too bad that slavery built those plantations. They woulda coulda shoulda been so much more special, in my opinion. -Rick Maddy ('67) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Brad Upton ('74) Re: Flood of '48 Here's one for Burt Pierard ('59). Does anyone know any history about the flood of 1898? I remember reading something that said that flood went to the base of Carmichael hill and was strong enough to knock a building off it's foundation at what is now the corner of Lee and Stevens. This flood also played havoc with Mike Davis' ('74) daily commute to Finley. -Brad Upton ('74) ~ I'll be sailing Saturday for a 7-day cruise to the Grand Caymans, Belize and Cozumel... I have work to do. *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/03/04 - SPRING FORWARD tomorrow at 2am ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers and 12 funeral notice today: John Barker ('59), Margo Compton ('60) Pam Swain ('61), Dave Wittenbrock ('63) Linda Reining ('64) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Garry O'Rourke ('66) TODAY: Memorial Bench Dedication for Bobby Cowan ('60) BOMBER CALENDAR: Richland Bombers Calendar Click the event you want to know more about. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: John Barker ('59) To: John Richard Northover ('59) This kind of disaster reminds of the Hurricane in Puerto Vallarta last year. The main damage to my house was a broken pane of translucent glass in the door of one of the bath rooms. I gave up on getting it fixed, so I had to patch it with a center fold from an old Playboy. Sometimes you have to make the best of a bad situation. So hang in there. -John Barker ('59) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Margo Compton Lacarde ('60) To: John Northover ('59) Loved your picture of the damage in San Diego. Started my day off with a laugh. -Margo Compton Lacarde ('60) ~ San Antonio, TX ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Pam Swain Johnson ('61) To: Frank Whiteside ('63) Like everybody else I've enjoyed the pix of the LA mansions. The really amazing thing about many of them is how really small they are inside. Had an opportunity to tour the Hermitage in Nashville several years ago and wondered where they put all family and sundry guests that came for the southern hospitality. The best tours of southern homes are in Natchez in the fall when they open up many of them during a city wide celebration and money raising event for preservation. The actor George Hamilton's family home is there and it is beautiful. My best recollection of Natchez is sitting on the porch of an old saloon situated on a piece of land overlooking the Mississippi. This saloon was supposedly frequented by everyone from Davy Crockett to Andrew Jackson. I don't know that they were served but we were drinking Bloody Marys with pickled okra in the heat of the afternoon. The absolutely worst tour of an "old" Southern mansion is Graceland. No doubt I have stirred some controversy with that remark but I stand by it. -Pam Swain Johnson ('61) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Dave Wittenbrock ('63) Re: Plantation photos To: Frank Whiteside ('63) Frank, Thanks for the great photos of the southern plantations. It brings back memories of a very hot trip to New Orleans. About ten years ago my wife joined me on a business trip to New Orleans and we spent the weekend before the meetings visiting some of the plantations. We overnighted in one of the plantations and if my memory isn't playing tricks again it was Notoway Plantation (one of your photos). But the thing I remember the most was the heat and humidity. Bomber Cheers, -Dave Wittenbrock (Gold Medal Class of '63) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Linda Reining ('64) To: Rick Maddy ('67) Re: info on the Earp's Enjoyed reading the History about all of them... loved watching the "Gunfight at the O.K.Corral" with Burt Lancaster( as Wyatt Earp), Kirk Douglas (as "Doc" Holiday), and Earl Holliman( as one of the younger Earp's... can't remember which one); have also seen movies with Kevin Costner as Wyatt and even think Kurt Russell played the role. Do you remember watching "Wyatt Earp" on TV with Hugh O'Brien? Think it was on Saturday nights... I like the "oaters" and just wish Hollywood would make more of them... love watching Tom Selleck and Sam Elliot playing cowboys... they just "look the part". -Linda Reining ('64) ~ Bakersfield, CA - back to "normal" with 70s and low 80s instead of 90+ weather in the month of March! ******************************************************* ******************************************************* ******************************************************* Funeral Notice scanned from the TCHerald by Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) >>Irma Perry Clayton ('52) ~ 12/13/34 - 3/28/04 *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/04/04 ~ Daylight Savings Time Dateline: Richland ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff today: George "Pappy" Swan ('59), Gail Cyphers ('62) Jim Hamilton ('63), Carol Converse ('64) Julia Alexander ('65) ********************************************************* ********************************************************* BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jan Nelson ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Nancy Erlandson Ballard ('67) BOMBER CALENDAR: <> Click the event you want to know more about. ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: George "Pappy" Swan ('59) Just returned from the home of my sister Marilyn Swan Beddo ('63) in Kearns, Utah. Thanks very much to those of you who sent your condolences and best wishes following her husband Parris's ('61RIP) untimely crossing over. To: Juan "The Weatherman" Northover Your alarming photo coverage and investigative report covering Southern California Storm Damage 2004 was shockingly revealing and churned up old memories long suppressed by this old Bomber. In the early 60s as a young Marine in San Diego, I too experienced a tragic but similar "Freak Weather Phenomenon" on a dark and stormy night. Apparently rendered unconscious and suffering a form of amnesia and a mild concussion to the back of my head by the violent weather, I was discovered flat on my back in a similar chair with feet sticking straight into the air on a similar patio deck late the following morning by my loyal and trusted buddies. The storm must have passed during the night as none of us could seem to remember it for the headache we all seemed to suffer. Oh yes, we were certain it had been a "Devastating Pacific Storm" that had wreaked such havoc as various bits of flotsam and jetsam that obviously had washed ashore were found all about the area including an empty bottle. It was quite clear that someone at sea had attempted to send a "message in a bottle" but was unable to insert the message before the bottle was ripped from their hands and flung into the night by the gale. So, at the risk of reawakening the trauma of this long-ago experience, I was just wondering Juan, were you also occupying a chair at the time of the Storm of 2004? To: Rick Maddy ('67) Yes, I too have been unable to hide the fact that I do strange impulsive things (like write to Sandstorm) as you mentioned. Once after reading a series of books about the Nez Perce War, I got in my old pickup and drove to Nespelem on the Colville Indian Reservation where I spent the afternoon sitting at Chief Joseph's grave visiting with him. Re: Sharon Tate ('61WB RIP) I remember Sharon well. I did not know her well but I remember her very well. Not only was she one of the most beautiful Bombers ever, she was also one of the most mischievous. In Mr. Briggs's Spanish class, Sharon and I were seated side by side in the front row. Now, realize that in those days, George Swan was a backwards, clumsy, self-conscious, wallflower sort of guy. Yeah, about like today. Oh, and I was kind of bashful too. I think that I was somewhat of a combination of Ralph Malph, Ritchie, and Pottsee wrapped into a Fawnzee wannabe (have no idea how they're spelled). Sharon and I talked occasionally (OK, she talked and I babbled) but she knew that I was highly self-conscious, not to mention totally in awe of her beauty. One day after class had started, I think she was bored. She sat sideways in her desk facing me with her legs crossed at the knees. As I sat endeavoring to stare straight ahead, listening to Mr. Briggs teaching the masses, I suddenly became aware of something easing into the cuff and up inside my blue jeans leg. My blood pressure spiked, my face turned bright red, my breathing suddenly came in short gasps -- I was about to explode. Now, I was not one of the smarter ones in the Class of '59 but I knew immediately what was happening to me. Sharon was poking her toe up my pant's leg. All I could think of was, "She likes me!" Then I made the fateful move. I sneaked a sideways glance at her. She busted out laughing and I guffawed kind of a "Ga-hol-ley." Mr. Briggs failed to see any humor in the situation and threw both of us out of the class. When we were in the hall, I just knew she was going to say, "Let's do lunch," or something like that. Instead, she said, "See you tomorrow," and vanished, leaving me shattered and muttering. In retrospect, it was another one of those happenings that turned me to a life of adventure and outdoor endeavors and thus avoiding women -- at least for another week or two when I left to join The Few and the Proud in San Diego and to search for blown-over patio chairs. Seriously, when I allow myself to consider those whom I've known throughout my life that went on ahead (and as I age it's beginning to seem like a lot) I can't help but wonder, "What if?" -George "Pappy" Swan ('59) ~ Burbank, WA, Where it is warm but undecided between sunshine and overcast at least where we live in Arlene's Addition. To: Deedee Willox Loiseau ('64): What's it like in your part of this vast thriving metropolis? ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Gail Cyphers ('62) To: John Northover ('59) I actually laughed out loud when I read your note and saw the extensive damage in your picture. Very funny stuff. I spent two years in San Diego in the early nineties, and except for the "ominous weather" it was good place to be -- not like Richland, but good. One morning in the middle of December I awoke to the radio telling me that San Diego was facing "life threatening temperatures" of 34 degrees. We watched the news relay all of the potential dangers of this terrifying situation. The funniest rainy day Saturday I ever spent. Thanks for the reminder of an otherwise great town. -Gail Cyphers ('62) ~ Colorado Springs, CO ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Jim Hamilton ('63) The Lovely Miss Nancy and I have enjoyed my good friend Frank Whiteside's ('63) reports of Louisiana's River Road. On different vacations -- make that Field Trips -- we have snooped both banks of the Old Man. We even spent the night at Oak Alley, in Vacherie. They have a B&B in the cabins behind the main building and the night we were there we had the whole plantation to ourselves. There is a great book, "Vestiges of Grandeur", about the homes on the river. Wonderful photography of the homes in all states of repair and disrepair. Another tome worth studying is "Along the River Road", a terrific source of history and information. But hey, as long as you're heading up toward Highway 10 and Lafayette, set your sights on Eunice and the Holy Grail of Cajun Country, Mamou. Fred's Lounge on a Saturday morning, that's right MORNING -- about 9:30 -- is as happening a place as I've ever been. Live music being broadcast across the Parrish on the radio, people dancing, Old Guys speaking French and trying to pick up women. The forever young Nancy made some old guy's week when I came back from the bar to find her and Boudreaux two steppin'. Taped to the wall there is a handwrittten sign written in Sharpie on the back of a beer box, asking people not to stand or dance on the cigarette machine. They didn't put it up there to be cute; it must have been a problem in the past. I've never found a neater place, and trust me I've done some serious research. The Cajun Country Guide is your definitive source to the Tabasco Trail. It was about my third PBR one morning at Fred's when I put down my boudin and told Nancy, "I wasn't born a Cajun, but I was born to be a Cajun." jimbeaux -Jim Hamilton ('63) ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Carol Converse Maurer ('64) To: Frank Whiteside ('63) Re: Louisana Architecture Photos Super!!!!! Keep them coming. Makes me want to go back there to view them first hand. -Carol Converse Maurer ('64) ~ Eureka, CA, where I thought we were getting some spring weather. Well, I guess we are -- FOG!! ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Julia Alexander ('65) To: John Richard Northover ('59) I want to extend my sympathies to John. As a 16-year resident of San Diego, I too faced the "Storm Watches" and the disasters of winter storms. Those of you who have never lived in Southern CA cannot appreciate what 1 or 2 inches of rain can do! Oh my! We often would spend a whole week in a "Storm Watch", building in anticipation of what might happen, sitting on the edge of our sofa watching the news (over and over) .... running to the grocery store, buying up supplies just in case (especially water). Oh, the excitement of it all. Then I moved to the third rainiest spot in the 48 states. Yet my heart still goes out to those poor unfortunates in So. CA. :>) To: Frank Whiteside ('63) Thank you again for the great pictures! -Julia Alexander ('65) ~ from sunny Forks, WA where our 37 inches of rain this year is 10" under normal! The gray whales and bald eagles are making their spring appearance. *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/05/04 Dateline: Richland ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff today: John Browne, Jr. ('61), Tim Smyth ('62) ********************************************************* ********************************************************* BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ann Pearson Burrows ('50) BOMBER CALENDAR: <> Click the event you want to know more about. ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: John Browne, Jr. ('61) "Pappy" Swan's reminiscence of Sharon "The Toe" Tate's response to boredom at his expense (a price he bore bravely) reminded me of a similar encounter with a husky-voiced babe the year we moved to Richland (and I landed in Ms. Anderson's 4th grade class). I had been in class for two days, and it was spring. Everyone was restless. Beth Pederson was sitting across the aisle from me and decided to check me out. "Does that hurt?" she whispered, as she poked me with her pencil. I nodded, "NO," but didn't look at her. A minute later she poked me again, a little harder. "Does that hurt?" she asked again. I looked at her this time, and whispered "No," and went back to whatever I was doing to kill time until afternoon recess. "Does THAT hurt?" she asked, as she placed the pencil against my arm and whacked it with the palm of her other hand. The #2 Ticonderoga was hanging there from my arm, the lead broken off inside. "Oops, I'm sorry!" she said, and looked busily at her own desk as I pulled the pencil out of my arm and watched a little drop of blood slowly emerge from the hole. I gave up my macho facade and looked at her and said, "That hurt -- don't poke me any more!" She continued to express great interest in the top of her desk, not looking at me, or saying anything. I wiped the little drop of blood and licked my finger, and noticed the lead down there, under my skin. It's there to this day, about four inches above my left elbow -- a little graphite slug -- a remembrance of my first serious encounter with a Richland girl. ^..^ -JHBrowne, Jr. ('61) ~ Vashon Island, WA ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Tim Smyth ('62) To: Frank Whiteside ('63) and Jim Hamilton ('63) Keep the Cajun stories and Louisiana plantation stuff coming. That part of Louisiana has to be one of the most intriguing and interesting parts of our great country. I was only in Louisiana from 1964-67 and wasnt able to get as deep into the Bayou Country as you guys have. We Smyths lived in Slidell and there were a few bayous, plantations, and fun Cajun bars near there, but not nearly as concentrated as in Southern Louisiana. It was a rude awakening for all of us to move from our beloved sheltered Richland, where we had all lived our entire lives in a bubble, to such a different place where 18 was the legal drinking age and most everybody loved to drink and carry on. (The six younger Smyths were all born in Richland. Myself, I was born in Salt Lake City and brought to Richland in February of 1944 at age two months.) We moved in July of 1964 (a belated thanks to the Richlanders responsible for the great going-away party that was thrown for us at Riverside Park) and in early September I shuffled off to the huge LSU (footballs national champs, by the way) campus in Baton Rouge to get ed-you-kated. My first two roommates were from deep in Cajun country and very difficult to understand at first -- very nice guys but they talked funny. I managed to get myself into some very hairy predicaments in my few years in Louisiana, but looking back, they werent too bad since I obviously survived and was fortunate enough not to have a criminal record. They all involved the excess consumption of Dixie Beer or some other brand of beer. I spent part of one early morning in a French Quarter jail a few days before my LSU graduation. I also once took a short cut from one of Baton Rouge bars back to my dorm room and ended up in a sewer ditch. I luckily got out of that crappy mess minus one shoe. My roommates werent too enthralled to smell me walk through the door. One Thanksgiving I went to Cape Girardeau, Missouri with an LSU classmate and managed to spend part of another early morning in a jail cell. It wasnt Dixie Beer but probably Schlitz or some other delicious brew. You guys really got my memory going. If anyone wants to hear some great Cajun humor, get a Justin Wilson CD. He is hilarious. Thanks. -Tim Smyth ('62) ~ in Hudson Falls, NY and driving to Connecticut to see Josh Groban in concert on Thursday ..... should be good. *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/06/04 Dateline: Richland ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 10 Bombers sent stuff today: Dick Roberts ('49), George Swan ('59) Ruth Miles ('59), Larry Mattingly ('60) Lola Heidlebaugh ('60), Ed Quigley ('62) Gary Behymer ('64), Jeff Michael ('65) Rick Valentine ('68), Kim Richey ('74) ********************************************************* ********************************************************* BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Randy Dykeman ('69) BOMBER CALENDAR: <> Click the event you want to know more about. ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Richard Roberts ('49) Happy birthday Ann Pearson Burrows ('50). Enjoy your day. -Richard "Dick" Roberts ('49) ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: George "Pappy" Swan ('59) To: John Browne, Jr. ('61) Comrade, I salute you my fellow veteran. We are truly battle-scarred (physically and mentally) brothers of "Bomber Beauty" encounters. -George "Pappy" Swan ('59) ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Ruth Miles Bruns ('59) Recently a Girl Scout troop here in Goldendale WA put on a Girl Scout "reunion". They invited any and all past scouts to come and bring any stuff they still had, and tell stories of their scouting time. I couldn't resist it, and was able to find my 1950 Girl Scout Handbook, badge sash, and a few pictures. I also found the program for a Court of Awards held in Richland at the Community House in May 1954. Awards given at that time were First Class and Curved Bar badges. Below is the list of troops, leaders, and scouts from that occasion. Does it stir memories in anyone else? I was interested to see how many of the names I recognize now, but I didn't know them at the time because I was in 6th grade and hadn't yet gotten to know girls from other than Jefferson school. (I had a great time at the reunion, along with several other old timers who were scouts in various parts of the country years ago. It really felt like a reunion, too, even though none of us were in the same place at the same time before.) --------------------------------------------- Girl Scout Court of Awards May 1954, Community House Troop 1 Leaders: Mrs. Roy Davis, Mrs. F.L. Webb Carolyn Bowman, Patty Crigler, Marlene Davis, Bonnie Flora, Jeannie Miller, Thora Metcalf, Carolyn Lee, Judy Hasselblad, Shauna Seely, Carolyn Webb, Sandra Warren Troop 2 Leaders: Mrs. J.V. Tow, Mrs. Rudy Strom Kay Johnson, Mae Loynd, Jean Mackon, Judy Sullivan, Dorothy Smith, Lorna Strom, Stephanie Strom, Karen Tow, Joan Unruh, Linda White Troop 15 Leaders: Mrs. S. Kimball, Mrs. C.F. Miles Pat Ellingson, Ellen Foley, Gail Huntley, Pam Kimball, Nancy King, Mary McKinnon, Ruth Miles, Janet Mitchell, Carolyn Reynolds, Penny Smith, Linda Stafford Troop 16 Leader: Mrs. B.R. Crosley Nancy Doud, Ferna Garoutte, Myrtle Hogan, Dorothy Lasick, Mary Lee Lester, Eileen McCabe, Anne Murphy, Mary Ogston, Judy Overson, Susan Seeburger, Judy Stevens Troop 21 Leaders: Mrs. Carl Cooley, Miss Romelle Raymond Linda Geer, Connie Forsman, Joan Green, Georgia Grey, Gloria Held, Carol Ann Rowan, Linda Weston Troop 45 Leaders: Mrs. Lois Stroup, Mrs. H.P. Simonds Linda Bowman, Susan Birge, Judy Cox, Karen Craft, Sharon Cullen, Jeannette Gordon, Dareen House, Sandra Hyatt, Lea Johnson, Karen Kattner, Judy Morrill, Nancy Snyder, Ruth Ellen Solomon, Rosemary Stroup, Marjorie Tudor, Janet Wilgus Troop 48 Leaders: Mrs. T.E. Minnear, Mrs. G.F. Ehlers Judy Jo Ehlers, Alice Hanthorn, Leilia Haugen, Mickie Minnear, Patsy Thompson --------------------------------------------- -Ruth Miles Bruns ('59) ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Larry Mattingly ('60) Re: Daylight time memories Daylight Saving Time started yesterday and I promptly spent an extra hour in the yard last night. It brought back memories of the long warm summer evenings in Richland, along with the great sunsets, and the zooming flights of the nighthawks. At about age 8-9 several of us used to try to hit one with pebbles from our slingshots. I can't count how many nights we tried but those birds were wonderfully adept at dodging the small rocks. None of our group ever hit one. A few miles south of Olympia is, of course, not Capistrano. But within a day or two of the first of April every year for the last 14 years the swallows are seen zooming around over our pyro facility and our pond/swampy areas catching bugs. At least once a week we have to chase one out of the warehouse. They fly right in our big rolling doors. They too remind me of the nighthawks. I started turning over my veggie garden area last night and was remembering a garden we had in the south end of Richland in the early 50's. Remember the "compounds" in the middle of the blocks? We and everybody in our end of the block dumped grass and leaves in a handy corner for 7-8 years. Nobody thought of composting, it was just a handy place to dump grass clippings and leaves. It did provide great night crawlers for bass fishing, so it got rolled over a couple of times a month. Anyway, my dad and a neighbor got a roto-tiller from somewhere and made a veggie garden there for several years until the houses were sold and the compounds were broken up by fences. Cucumbers, onions, crisp delicious radishes, and beefsteak tomatoes big as a softball. I love garden fresh veggies to this day. I am thinking of doing a "re-fi" on my Tacoma home. Any Bombers in the mortgage business? Please contact me direct via e-mail or I am in the phone book. "Happiness is the sky in bloom" -J Larry Mattingly ('60) ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Lola Heidlebaugh Bowen ('60) Notice: Portland/Vancouver April Bomber Luncheon Hello ALL Bombers! What? Portland/Vancouver Bomber Luncheon! When? Saturday -- April 10 -- 11:00am - 1:00pm (includes Bomber talk time!) Where? Double Tree/Columbia River -- The Brickstone Room Directions? Take the I-5 Exit #308 -- Jantzen Beach Nice visit with a small group for March! Join us for a Great Bomber Day! Please contact Lola Heidlebaugh Bowen ('60) if you will be able to join the group! All Bombers and Guests are welcome! -Lola Heidlebaugh Bowen ('60) ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Ed Quigley ('62) To: John Browne, Jr. ('61) So, finally, we learn who your early musical influences were! I guess that explains why you didn't get into classical, eh? :) To: Frank Whiteside ('63) I, too, wish to add my thanks for the pics, and urge you to keep 'em comin'! Had my early history teachers focused on things like this, instead of dates, I might have gotten better grades. To: Carolyn Roe DeJong ('63) Nice to see you again, Carolyn! Wish I hadn't been so worried about Mom, and had taken the chance to spend a couple of minutes talking to you, but... Hopefully, next time we bump into one another, it won't be at the hospital! -Ed Quigley ('62) ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Gary Behymer ('64) Re: Requesting Help Ronnie Hrncir wrote: "Searching for a Russel Hrncir born on 07/06/1978 in Jamestown, North Dakota. Other possible names he may go by Russel Forester, Brian Forester, Brian Gomke. Possible Richland or Hanford Class of 1996, 1997 or later. Thank- You for any assistance. Birth Parent's been searching for 25 years and 8 months. KH & RH. "P.S. Grandfather, a D-Day survivor is still alive would like to meet his grandson." Anyone familiar with one of the above listed names, please contact me. -Gary Behymer ('64) ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Jeff Michael ('65) Re: Chernobyl Hey Bombers and Bomberettes, Yeah, I've been kinda "off-line" for awhile; but, have been reading the Sandstorm in clumps between viruses (or is it virii?). But I wanted to share something very serious with you all. Like some of you, I have been to Russia a couple times. I could share much about my personal discoveries and feelings as a result of those trips. My wife and I were not so much tourists, but invited guests of some "out-there" Russians who wanted to learn more about freedom and personal responsibility. We were with a group of 18 Americans from all over the world that put on a personal growth, 3 day, intense workshop. We built some pretty strong bonds with some of the people there. One city we worked in was Novosibirsk, Siberia, which was a Russian version of Richland in the late 40's and early 50's. I felt very connected and very curious while there (about a week). Also, like some of you, I felt very connected to the people of Chernobyl when that reactor blew in 1986. I have also known quite a few Ukrainians both while in Russia and since in San Diego. The bottom line is, I have emotional attachments to that part of the world. So here's the point. There is a website called <>. If you haven't been there, and have any interest in the things I've alluded to above, check it out. I recommend that you have a half hour or so to spend. Just go for a motorcycle ride with Elena on her Ninja. I think it is a ride that will have an impact on your heart for a long time. I hate to say, "a life changing experience". dj jeff -Jeff Michael ('65) ~ freshly moved to the west end of Pasco (how DID that bridge get there?) near TRAC and the Water Tower. Now, at least I can find my way home, even in the dark! ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Rick Valentine ('68) The general in charge of Operation Vigilant Resolve that is currently taking place in and around Fallujah, Iraq, is Jim Mattis, fellow Bomber and 1968 grad of Col- Hi. Just thought this might be of interest to everyone who did not know that Jim Mattis was a fellow Bomber. -Rick Valentine ('68) ~ Spokane, WA. ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Kim Richey Dykeman ('74) Happy Birthday to Randy Dykeman ('69), my wonderful husband of 26 1/2 years. On another note, we hope to see a lot of our classmates at our upcoming reunions this summer: Class of '74 -- June 25th and 26th (same weekend as Cool Desert Nights); and Class of '69 -- July 16th, 17th, and 18th. -Kim Richey Dykeman ('74) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/07/04 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 11 Bombers sent stuff: Marilyn DeVine ('52), Tom Hughes ('56) Jim Russell ('58), Marilyn Swan ('63) Ron Richards ('63), Lynn-Marie Hatcher ('68) Mack Shivley ('68), Betti Avant ('69) Randy Dykeman ('69) and Kim Richey ('74) Zorba Manolopoulos ('91) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Linda Phillips Olsen ('76) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Melissa Dykeman Nelson ('98) More information: Click the lunch you want to know about. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Marilyn "Em" Devine Dow ('52) Greetings to each and all. Although I am saddened by the many "losses" of our class friends and cohorts, I also feel a sense of gratitude that they are finally released from the suffering they have endured on this earthly plane. Truly-- there are better things in the world beyond. To: Frank Whiteside ('63) Re: beautiful photos Thank you so much for the incredible pictures you have been sending! I'm in the process of "up-grading" my motor home (still 2nd hand, still not elaborate) and I definitely want to go South this winter (or some winter) to see those buildings in person. I hope to go to some of the Bomber luncheons when I am out and around! To: Carol Tyner Roberts ('52) Somehow I must have missed a Sandstorm or 2---still don't know why you were awarded the Grover Beach "Citizen of the Year". Where is Grover Beach? Do you think you'll be up for Club 40 this year? It's fun so please come! -Marilyn "Em" Devine Dow ('52) ~ Richland - where the flowers are blooming (and the weeds are way ahead of me already) and I'm SO GLAD I'm not still in Alaska where it is cold and snowing! ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Tom Hughes ('56) Re: South Puget Sound (Fife) Lunch All Bomber Lunches website The lunch at Fife was held one week early to avoid the Easter Holiday. Only 8 people showed up but this was more than enough to get some interesting discussions going. Irl French stopped in as he was leaving on his trek to Arizona. He will be traveling until sometime in May so we wished him well and sent him on his way. In attendance were: Al Stephens ('66), Nina Stephens, Jim McDougal ('57), Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) , Irl French ('51), Agnes Hughes, Jessica Blessing, and Tom Hughes ('56). -Tom Hughes ('56) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jim Russell ('58) To: Ruth Miles Bruns ('59) Saw your list of Girl Scouts and their troops and had to respond. I knew several of the girls listed, including one of the leaders of Troop One, Mrs. Roy Davis (Davis Furniture - Uptown Richland). By my eighth grade year ('54), several of us guys were earning our own badges as "girl scouts." There were several nice looking young ladies on that list. In fact, I'm sure they were all nice young ladies. I still didn't have the nerve to test that theory for a couple more years. -Jim Russell ('58) ~ beautiful downtown Mountlake Terrace, WA ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Marilyn Swan Beddo ('63) Re: Parris Beddo (WB'61RIP) I would like to thank everyone for their thoughts, prayers, cards, emails & flowers sent to us on the passing of my husband, Parris. Although he left Richland when his parents divorced and he was in the 8th grade at Carmichael Jr. High, in his heart he was always a "Richland Bomber". Parris' passing has left a great void in our lives, as he was a unique individual. The many reminiscences (some of which I've never heard before) of family, friends, and co-workers attest to just how unique he really was. As they say "they broke the mold" ................ My brother George ('59) was here from Burbank, WA with us this past week and he was my rock, along with my girls, but of course they were dealing with their own grief. Parris was just way too young for this, passing at only 61 years old. But I know he is in a better place, free from the pain that had over taken his body. Once again, thanks so much for all the condolences sent our way, this Alumni Sandstorm is such a great way to keep connected. Thank you Maren for all your hard work and sleepless nights. And thanks to Linda Belliston Boehning ('63) for keeping our "Gold Medal Class of '63" connected, I received so many emails from caring classmates. You are just the best! -Marilyn Swan Beddo ('63) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Ron Richards ('63) Re: Salmon Fishing Greetings from Port Townsend where I'm working on my newly acquired perfect fishing boat, Now I need the perfect deckhand. I will again be trolling for salmon off Washington and Alaska after an eleven year break. My deckhand needs to be available April 25 through sometime in middle to late September. Please let me know if you are interested or if you know someone who might be interested. If anyone is in the Port Townsend area, stop by and say hello. The name of the boat is the Ocean Dancer. It's moored on the "linear float," which is accessible from the south end of the marina. -Ron Richards ('63) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Lynn-Marie Hatcher Peashka ('68) To: Rick Valentine ('68) Re: General Jim Mattis ('68) -- Operation Vigilant Resolve Rick, Thanks for this update on Jim's whereabouts and what he is doing. The Lord knows that Jim's position at this time is less than enviable -- such a volatile situation particularly in that area of Iraq. He and those he commands need our prayers. A couple of years ago, when Jim was deeply involved in command in Afghanistan, he and I had a near-daily e-mail conversation going. (And when Jim was out doing what Generals do in the field, and away from his e-mail, his radio operators would handle his correspondence -- so I became a long-distance tie with home for some of them, too.) This all came about because of a Sandstorm posting by his brother -- who provided me with Jim's e-mail address. After Jim was stationed away from Afghanistan, I lost track of him. I don't remember his brother's name or year of graduation, or I would re-contact him, asking how we might reach Jim again -- either by snail mail or e-mail. He told me back in 2002 that the little notes meant a lot, and helped him and his people remember the "back home" for which they were fighting. And it probably was all most helpful because they knew that "back home" had not forgotten them. So if any of you remembers Jim's brother's name/year of graduation, please advise. Or if 'brother Mattis' is reading this, please post -- let us know how we can send our words and thoughts of support to Jim and his people. [Jim's brother is Tom Mattis ('66). -Maren] "God bless the USA." (love that Lee Greenwood song!) -Lynn-Marie Hatcher Peashka ('68) ~ Spokane - 70 today Been planting fruit trees for three days -- husband very sore and tired. I think he's glad I am going to be at classes today!! ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Mack Shively ('68) Re: Jim Mattis ('68) Check out the 4/5/04 front page of the Wall Street Journal. -J. Mack Shively ('68) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Betti Avant ('69) Re: Rain We actually had a passing shower this afternoon. At least it was enough to get the ground wet. It didn't last long, but it was wet. Pray for more, -Betti Avant ('69) ~ Goodland, KS - where we do not want another dust bowl of the "dirty '30s". ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Randy Dykeman ('69) & Kim Richey Dykeman ('74) Re: Happy Birthday - Melissa Dykeman Nelson ('98) Happy 25th Birthday (April 7th) to our Daughter, Melissa. A quarter of a century! We love you, hon! -Randy Dykeman ('69) & Kim Richey Dykeman ('74) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Zorba Manolopoulos ('91) Re: Betty Manolopoulos (RIP) I am sorry to announce the death of my YaYa, Elizabeth 'Betty' Manolopoulos at age 82. She died late Monday night from a stroke on the coast of Washington. Her passing was peaceful. Her burial will be this Friday in the Tri-Cities next to my grandfather. We will miss her. -Zorba Manolopoulos ('91) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/08/04 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers and 1 Bomber funeral notice today: Jim Yount ('61), Judy Willox ('61) Gary Behymer ('64), Nancy Mallory ('64) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: John Wingfield ('66) BOMBER CALENDAR: Richland Bombers Calendar Click the event you want to know more about. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jim Yount ('61) Re: Looking for Ken Wood ('61) I'm trying to hook up with Ken Wood ('61). I last saw Ken and Marianne when they visited us, during the 40th reunion in 2001. As I remember, they were headed to Africa for a construction project. The last e mail address I have just bounced. I'd appreciate a current address, if anyone has it. Thanks! -Jim Yount ('61) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Judy Willox ('61) To: J. Mack Shively ('68) Re: Jim Mattis ('68) - 4/5/04 front page of the Wall Street Journal That would be just great to take a look at it, but you have to be a subscriber to get to it. Perhaps you could just send a link or something to the article? I think a lot of us would love to see it. I have an article on Jim on one of our Club40 boards and would love to add this one too if I can get a copy of it. Thanks Mack. To: Frank Whiteside ('63) I join the chorus in the thanks and praises to you on the beautiful pictures you are sending. I, too, have gone through a number of those homes in that region and have always found them so fascinating. Have also been through some of the missions back there in Texas and the Battlefields. All in all, it is a fascinating area to visit and comb through as there is so much history to the region. There was a book mentioned by Jim Hamilton ('63) called "Vestiges of Grandeur", of which he has told about the beautiful photography of the homes. I would like to add that "Plantation Homes of Louisiana and the Natchez Area" is another one which is loaded with beautiful photography of the plantation homes and is a treat to comb through. Hey Jim, maybe we could check out each others books when you and the lovely Nancy are down this way again. -Judy Willox ('61) ~ Richland - the weather has been great and I am getting anxious to be going to all the Bomber events this summer. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Gary Behymer ('64) Re: Richland, WA, and the Bomb by Paul Wilmot Shuster Re: Richland High school, not far from Hanford Re: Manhattanprojektet [this site is in Danish] Re: Northwest Christian College | Mishpat | Community Newspaper Go down to Richland, Washington Jimmi Olson and McLean Slaughter Re: Nuke 'em -Gary Behymer ('64) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Nancy Mallory Johnson ('64) Re: wind storms After seeing the storm damage pictures I have been thinking about wind storms. Wind we didn't consider much more than a breeze was/is a big storm in many places. Several years ago while I was living in Vicksburg, MS (I've only been in TN for about three years) we had a dirt storm. It took me about half a day to figure out what was happening (I know -- a little slow on the uptake) as this was highly unusual for Mississippi. I turned on the radio to hear what they were saying -- it was really funny! They went on and on about how your should stay indoors if you had breathing problems and keep the windows closed (as if that would keep out all the sand!). Re: old plantation homes Vicksburg, of course, has a lot of old homes. I have always liked seeing the variety of different homes that are built especially older homes (I know some would say the house I spent most of my growing up days in -- a precut -- is old, but it depends on what you compare it to). Some of the houses in V'burg I would have liked to knock on the doors and ask if I could tour them. During pilgrimage (usually in the Spring) some homes not usually open for tours could be seen. Others were open year round. I have been enjoying the plantation pictures. I still have fun telling people that half of Washington (the state not the town -- you often have to make this distinction for those east of the Mississippi) is a desert! Also have to explain what a Chinook is. -Nancy Mallory Johnson ('64) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* Funeral Notice scanned from the Yakima Herald by Linus Toland ('67) >>Marlyn Dale Toland ('61) ~ 10/3/42 - 3/29/04 *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/09/04 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 10 Bombers and 1 RSD Employee Funeral Notice today: Betty Lou Hiser ('49), Ken Ely ('49) Dorothy Keys ('52), Tom Tracy ('55) Deedee Willox ('64), Rick Maddy ('67) Lynn-Marie Hatcher ('68), Jones Kids ('56, '54, and '64) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Tere Smyth Wilson ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Cathy Weihermiller Fyall ('66) BOMBER CALENDAR: Richland Bombers Calendar Click the event you want to know more about. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Betty Gulley, aka Betty Lou Hiser ('49) If you ever get to Lous Ana (Louisana) try to go on a tour of the plantations and make sure your tour guide is Cajun - they tell the corniest jokes but they are so funny. The only one I remember was: Cajun Joe had earned a lot of money and he and his wife decided to have a house built. They had a house plan made and hired a contractor and promptly went on a tour of Europe. The contractor looked at the plans and called Cajun Joe's priest and asked who Cajun Joe's favorite saint was. The priest said he really didn't know and why did he want to know. The contractor said in the foyer of Joe's house was to be a Halo Statue. The priest said he didn't think it was that important. The house got built and Cajun Joe and his wife returned from Europe. Cajun Joe, his wife, and the contractor went around the house and Cajun Joe complimented the contractor but he asked the contractor, "Why did you put that statue in my foyer?" The contractor showed him the blueprints and it said you wanted a Halo Statue in your foyer. Cajun Joe said, "NO, NO. You know - it goes ring ring and you pick up the receiver and say "Halo - Statue?" The tour guide kept us quite amused during the entire tour. -Betty Hiser Gulley ('49) - beautiful five days of weather sunny - from (the old government) South end of Richland ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: -Ken Ely ('49) Re: Memo from Gen Jim Mattis ('68) to his troops ****** Letter to All Hands, We are going back in to the brawl. We will be relieving the magnificent Soldiers fighting under the 82nd Airborne Division, whose hard won successes in the Sunni Triangle have opened opportunities for us to exploit. For the last year, the 82nd Airborne has been operating against the heart of the enemy's resistance. It's appropriate that we relieve them: When it's time to move a piano, Marines don't pick up the piano bench - we move the piano. So this is the right place for Marines in this fight, where we can carry on the legacy of Chesty Puller in the Banana Wars in the same sort of complex environment that he knew in his early years. Shoulder to shoulder with our comrades in the Army, Coalition Forces and maturing Iraqi Security Forces, we are going to destroy the enemy with precise firepower while diminishing the conditions that create adversarial relationships between us and the Iraqi people. This is going to be hard, dangerous work. It is going to require patient, persistent presence. Using our individual initiative, courage, moral judgment and battle skills, we will build on the 82nd Airborne's victories. Our country is counting on us even as our enemies watch and calculate, hoping that America does not have warriors strong enough to withstand discomfort and danger. You, my fine young men, are going to prove the enemy wrong - dead wrong. You will demonstrate the same uncompromising spirit that has always caused the enemy to fear America's Marines. The enemy will try to manipulate you into hating all Iraqis. Do not allow the enemy that victory. With strong discipline, solid faith, unwavering alertness, and undiminished chivalry to the innocent, we will carry out this mission. Remember, I have added, "First, do no harm" to our passwords of "No Better Friend, No Worse Enemy." Keep your honor clean as we gain information about the enemy from the Iraqi people. Then, armed with that information and working in conjunction with fledgling Iraqi Security Forces, we will move precisely against the enemy elements and crush them without harming the innocent. This is our test-our Guadalcanal, our Chosin Reservoir, our Hue City. Fight with a happy heart and keep faith in your comrades and your unit. We must be under no illusions about the nature of the enemy and the dangers that lie ahead. Stay alert, take it all in stride, remain sturdy, and share your courage with each other and the world. You are going to write history, my fine young Sailors and Marines, so write it well. Semper Fidelis, J.N. Mattis Major General, U. S. Marines ****************** -Ken Ely ('49) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Dorothy Keys Harding ('52) Re: Ladies of '52 lunch Just a reminder that the lunch for the ladies of the class of '52 will be DATE: Tuesday, April 13th WHERE: Isla Bonita, 1524 Jadwin, Richland It is located about one block south of Chief Joe Jr. High RSVP: by Monday, April 12, so we can give Isla Bonita a head count. You can notify Luana Portch ('52) by telephone or me by e-mail. Thanks, -Dorothy Keys Harding ('52) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Tom Tracy ('55) To: Jeff Michael ('65) Re: Alena's Challenge Thanks for the most challenging educational motorcycle tour one could imagine. A bright future awaits the minds who accept the challenge of neutralizing the effects of the Chernobyl region. Someone out there will find a way. Its no more daunting a task than someone standing on the coast of Spain and asking Christopher Columbus after his first trip: "How'd you like to get across that ocean in less than an hour?" Out there, some splendid thinkers will one day neutralize all that radiation and say, "How could they have left all that valuable radiation unused?". Tell our young students, your children and neighbors, "When naysayers come to call and say it can't be done... Tell them you've been to Richland and interrupt them by doing it anyway!" Einstein, Fermi, and a few others asked: "How much power do you want?" Our leaders answered: "All you can give me"..." [We are still overpowered by the strength delivered from that tiny little piece of the sun]. We are slowly catching up. I remember how Mr. Henrich, our Chemistry teacher at RHS encouraged us to think about ways to utilize the residual matter and manage it as a resource. Art Dawald always said, "While you've got a shot at something in life... take it. Just don't try to shoot it in from out of bounds... well, maybe if we change the rules a bit that might work too". I remember Fran Rish who always made you feel like you could do whatever you wanted if you had the determination and Ray Juricich who would see you starting to coast in a cross country meet and yell your name in his booming voice... "Come on ______, Let's Roll!" It was like a charge of adrenalin to runners. The soft voices of Helen Skogen and Mrs. Buescher and the diligent Mr. Kelly who filled an entire chalkboard almost every day in History class all spoke to us in their unique ways. Most of us remember the encouragement of our English teacher, Mrs. Brown. The powerful miracle developed at Richland, Oak Ridge, Chicago and Almagordo demonstrates what minds can do when the need, resources and the right people work together. Although I still chuckle when Fermi brought his girl friend to Richland and she disappeared (evidently sent home) after she asked at a party in Richland: "What do all you people do here anyway?" Fermi was quite a guy. Hope all get to read about him in the book: THE BUILDING OF THE BOMB. We were the world's best "secret keepers". It's pretty amazing to think that a fuel cell the size of a basketball will propel the USS Ronald Reagan Nuclear Aircraft for 20 years without refueling. It still amazes us how many lives are extended due to radiation therapy... we will not be too surprised when the next "super company" in the USA emerges with new found uses and solutions to problems and reduces them to mere exercises. Jeff, You were right. Alena's message was a good read and an inspirational half hour ride. After riding a lot of trails in Idaho, Washington and Oregon, nothing matches hers. Happy Trails on your continuing peripatetic adventures. To: Ann Pearson Burrows ('50) ...a Belated Happy Birthday to my favorite life guard of all time! -Tom Tracy ('55) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Deedee Willox Loiseau ('64) Re: Metropolis To: George "Pappy" Swan ('59) My part is pretty nice. Downtown Burbank is kinda sad, but we live in the heights, which follows the Snake River. Our house is not on the river; we are about a block over from it. Burbank Heights is a mix of houses, mobile homes, or manufactured homes. We live in a two-story house built about 1971; my hubby has remodeled a good deal of it. We've been here since 1977. All of our children are grown now, so it's a lot of house, but we have managed to fill it up! *LOL* It's nice to have room for the grandchildren when they come. We have 8 children, 19 grandchildren (and one in the oven), and two great-grandchildren. We always say: are we Mormon, Catholic, or Careless?! I think this area is the Garden Capitol of the Tri-Cities, but I'm a bit biased. We are semi-rural, mostly one-acre plots, a few are smaller, a few are larger. We have the benefits of rural living without the inconvenience. We drive 15 miles to go to church, which sounds like a lot in the Tri-Cities, but is nothing in the bigger cities like Seattle. We only drove 8 miles to get to work. My hubby and I are both retired from Burlington Northern Railroad, and he is driving bus for Pasco school district (we need the insurance until I'm old enough for Medicare). I like it here. It's home. Of course, I was born in the Tri-Cities (Richland, Kadlec Hospital), so it will always be home to me. We sometimes talk of moving, but I don't think we ever will. -Deedee Willox Loiseau ('64) ~ Burbank, WA ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Rick Maddy ('67) To: Linus Toland ('67) and Marlene Toland Panell ('68) My earliest recollections of a friend in Richland was with Linus Toland ('67). The Tolands and my parents were neighbors. Could not have wished for nicer folks. Linus and I were five years old. Sister, Marlene, even younger. Two much older brothers that were men in my eyes, even though they were only ten and twelve. I learned how to ride a bicycle having one of Linus older brothers pushing me down a small incline next to the house as I peddled out onto Douglas and was on my way. Playing hide and seek in the dark and scary basement around the coal fired stove while the older brother, usually Dallas (9'62RIP), hunted us down. A few episodes of Twilight Zone in the family room that set me back and trampoline on the bed. Several years ago Dallas ('62 RIP) died in a tragic accident. And now Marlyn ('61RIP). My sincere condolences to both of you and your family on the loss of another brother. Although we parted friends years ago, I have never forgotten some of the best early years of my life with such loving people. -Rick Maddy ('67) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Lynn-Marie Hatcher Peashka ('68) To: All Bombers -- Re: Jim Mattis ('68) In response to my posting of 4/7/04, I received the following e-mail from General Jim Mattis' ('68) brother, Tom ('66). I told him that I was going to post the content to the Sandstorm, but would not post his email address. I also told him that any messages I received directly by email or that are posted to the Sandstorm either for or about Jim, I would forward on to him (Tom). If you are a praying person, please do not let the fact that we have been at war so long deaden your sense of urgency regarding prayers needed for all of our troops, and for their commanders -- including our own Jim Mattis ('68). God bless the USA. THE FOLLOWING FROM TOM MATTIS ('66): ****** "My mother saw your posting via a friend and forwarded it to me. Because of the intense fighting, Jim is wholly preoccupied commanding the 1st Marine Division fighting in Falloujah, ar Ramadi and elsewhere in al Anbar Province. At this time I will not forward his email address. I have had but three very brief exchanges with him over the past three weeks, limited to one or two sentences. None of us in the family are emailing him because his military communications traffic is intense, he is likely sleeping fours a day and the rest of the time is guiding the battles. He has no time for anything but. When he next initiates contact I will ask him if would like me to release his email address, but please understand that if he says "no" that it has nothing to do with keeping people at a distance. Please feel free to contact me at this email address with any further queries. I no longer visit the Bomber website and had my name removed from the distribution list for Sandstorm. I also recommend that those interested go the Google NEWS, enter "mattis marines" in the search field, and click on the "news" button. It will bring up the latest news about him from across all media. Click on sort by date on the right hand side of the page, and you will get the most recent stories. Regards, Tom Mattis" ********* -Lynn-Marie Hatcher Peashka ('68) ~ Spokane, WA PS -- Thanks to those of you who wrote to remind me that Jim's brother's name is Tom. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: The Jones Kids: Mary Jones Metcalf ('56) Sharlene Jones Hunt ('54) Dennis Robert Jones ('64) Re: Another ColHi Parent Gone Yesterday morning, our Dad, Robert Jones, finally got his wish to go Home. Declining health had made him feel imprisoned and away from contact with all his friends and acquaintances that he loved and the strangers that he had yet to meet. He came to the projects in 1944 and worked here until he retired. We were raised on Haupt Avenue and after the three kids were up or gone, he moved Mom out to Knox Road in Benton City where he got the farmer boy back to the farm. After retirement, they moved to Issaquah to work in the Seattle Temple but returned to Richland when the Columbia River Temple was announced. He was a tenderly attentive husband, a dearly beloved father, and adored grandfather of 11 and great grandfather to 31, with 2 more on the way. And it seems just like yesterday that we were picking raspberries out in the back yard! -Mary Jones Metcalf ('56) -Sharlene Jones Hunt ('54) -Dennis Robert Jones ('64) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* ******************************************************* Funeral Notice scanned from the TCHerald by Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) >>Sally Lee Campbell Reece ~ RSD Employee ~ 7/8/45 - 3/28/04 *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/10/04 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Betty Lou Hiser ('49), Connie Madron ('60) Maren Smyth ('63 & '64), Betti Avant ('69) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* TODAY - Portland/Vancouver Lunch BOMBER LUNCHES 'n stuff (in order of appearance) 04/13 Girls of '52 04/16 Girls of '54 BOMBER CALENDAR: Richland Bombers Calendar Click the event you want to know more about. ************************************************* ************************************************* >>From: Betty Hiser Gulley ('49) Among classes that Mr. Kelly taught was psychology (this was considered a history credit). He asked the class to cut pictures out of magazines and indicate what emotion the pictures relayed. When he handed the papers back he said, "I'm surprised you guys did not cut pictures out of 'girly magazines'". -Betty Hiser Gulley ('49) - Another beautiful day from the South end (old government section) of Richland. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Connie Madron Hall ('60) To: Arizona Bombers Re: Phoenix Bomber Luncheon - Last Notice WHEN: Sunday, April 18, 12:00 noon WHERE: Shalimar Country Club, 2032 E. Golf, Tempe, AZ PHONE: 480-838-0488 At this writing, we have Bombers coming down from Prescott, over from Yuma, and way over from California. Phoenix and Tucson Bombers, or from wherever you are, let me know by next Wednesday the 14th if you can make it. Don't let the words "country club" keep you away. This is a small neighborhood 9-hole golf course--very casual, good food, and reasonable prices. I have reserved the patio for us looking out to the golf course. If it turns hot, they will turn on their misters. The "oldies but goodies" will be playing. If you would like to play a round of golf, let me know and I will get tee times starting at 2:00. FROM THE NORTH: I-17 south to 101 east (which will turn south) to Southern Ave. exit. West/right on Southern to Fairfield. Right on Fairfield to Shalimar Golf Course and restaurant on left. FROM THE SOUTH: I-10 north. I-60 east toward Globe/Mesa; exit McClintock. North/left on McClintock; east/right on Southern Ave., left on Fairfield to Shalimar parking lot. FROM THE EAST: I-60 to McClintock exit. North/right on McClintock; east/right on Southern Ave., left on Fairfield to Shalimar. FROM THE WEST: I-10 to 202 east. 101 south to Southern Ave. Right on Southern Ave. to Fairfield. Right on Fairfield to Shalimar. -Connie Madron Hall ('60) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Maren Smyth ('63 & '64) I receive an e-newsletter from the Children of the Manhattan Project and today I received this: ******* Re: Manhattan Project Heritage Preservation Assoc. Veteran Announcement Chicago, IL - April 8, 2004 - It is with sadness that we report the passing of Lt. Col. Fred Olivi, the former co-pilot of "Bockscar" -- the B-29 that dropped the atomic bomb Fat Man on the Japanese city of Nagasaki on August 9, 1945. Fred Olivi passed away at 1:55pm on Thursday, April 8, 2004, after an extended illness. He was 82 years old and was a charter member of our organization and a member of our board of advisers. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Lt. Col. Fred Olivi. Michael Vickio, Manhattan Project Heritage Preservation Assoc., Inc. ************ -Maren Smyth ('63 & '64) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Betti Avant ('69) Re: Kansas Weather Keep the prayers comin'. It has been raining most of the day. They say however, Friday night it may get cold enough to change to snow. It is almost like a miracle that what rain we have had so far in the past couple of days, the lawns are getting green. It looks better than brown. Have a wonderful Easter to each of you reading this. -Betti Avant ('69) ~ Goodland, KS *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/11/04 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 9 Bombers sent stuff: Dick Harris ('49), Ralph Myrick ('51) Curt Donahue ('53), Patti Jones ('60) John Browne, Jr. ('61), Ann Engel ('63) Shirley Collings ('66), Mike Howell ('68WB) Robin Frister ('73) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* BOMBER LUNCHES 'n stuff (in order of appearance) 04/13 Girls of '52 04/16 Girls of '54 04/18 Phoenix Lunch BOMBER CALENDAR: Richland Bombers Calendar Click the event you want to know more about. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Dick Harris ('49) Maren: The B-29 that dropped the atomic bomb Fat Man on the Japanese city of Nagasaki on August 9, 1945, was called "Boxcar," not Bockscar, I think. I pulled up B-29 Boxcar and immediately found a picture of the aircraft inbound toward Nagasaki and the name under it. Have a great Easter week end! -Dick Harris ('49) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [I contacted the webmaster at Aviation Art Hanger about "B-29 Boxcar Inbound to Nagasaki" by Tony Fachet at: The artist of that painting named it WRONG! It is indeed BOCKSCAR -- not BOXCAR -- named after her commander Frederick C. Bock. See an actual picture of the nose of the aircraft at: The webmaster just CHANGED "Boxcar" to "Bockscar" on the website since the artist is deceased. -Maren] ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Ralph Myrick ('51) Re: We are back Just to let you know that we are back from Australia. We had one heck of a good time. Aussy land is absolutely awesome. I will in the days ahead try to put together a short message of our time there. I even licked the butt of a green ant, ate a termite, ate a fig with a bunch of ants in it, and ate a berry that deadened the sour taste buds so that for four hours after, everything we ate or drank tasted sweet. All I got to say it was awesome, awesome. -Ralph Myrick ('51) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Curt Donahue ('53) Re: Easter May all Bombers everywhere have a blessed and glorious Easter. -Curt Donahue ('53) ~ Federal Way, WA - where the temps are going to be in the 70s. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) Re: Easter May all the good blessings be with everyone. A kiss from a grandchild, A hug from your child, a smile from a friend makes the day happy, as does receiving such interesting news every day from the writings in the Sandstorm. A forward through e-mail lets me know that a Bomber friend is thinking of me and brings a smile. A warm wish sent back makes my day. Thankfully blessings are endless as demonstrated by a wonderful group of people called the Bombers. Happy Easter Bombers and your families! God's Blessing be with you! -Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) ~ Browns Point, WA - The news just said "we would have record breaking temperatures for Easter Sunday". ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: John Browne, Jr. ('61) Re: Praying for Rain Here in Western WA it hasn't rained in almost a month... this IS Spring, right? Wha's happenin? Looks like a fair day coming for the easter egg hunters, anyhow... (I found my easter eggs today, near the vegie garden, in the raspberry rows. A momma killdeer tried to get me to follow her toward the rhubarb. I cruised up the berry rows until I saw the 4 speckled eggs on the ground, mid-row, between soaker hoses, then went back to the tilling & raking routine. She had 3 last year, & the 'coons only got 2. The deer fence is tighter, this year, so her odds might be better... hope so. The 2 pairs of teal in the rushes alongside my neighbor's stock pond have got something going, as well... It's egg time, all right; & I wish 'em all well. ^..^ -John Browne, Jr. ('61) ~ Vashon Island, WA ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Ann Engel Schafer ('63) Re: Portland/Vancouver Bomber Lunch All Bomber Lunches website We had three new people joining us this month: Sisters Paula Frister Torgeson ('65)& Robin Fristen Washburn ('73), and Tom Hann ('61). It was a beautiful sunny day, high around 79. Fred forgot to take a picture of Ann ('63) so took one at home. Others attending were Jo Heidlebuagh ('74), Lola Heidlebuagh Bowen ('60), Alan Porter ('67), Fred Schafer ('63), Ann Engel Schafer ('63), Bob Carlson, AKA Mike Clowes ('54), Leslie Swanson Holeman ('59), Ron Holeman ('56), Don Andrews ('67), Len Rediske ('66), and wife Linda Rediske. After lunch Fred and I went to the tulip festival in Woodland and thought you would enjoy the tulips. -Ann Engel Schafer ('63) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) Re: RHS student, Theresa Dunigan ('05) Re: RHS graduate, Grant Richardson ('01) Note my new email address from Verizon DSL ~ -Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Mike Howell ('68wb) Hey Bombers: I want to wish each and everyone a Happy Easter. -Mike Howell ('68wb) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Robin Frister Washburn ('73) Re: NCAA Basketball/Dick Cartmell ('73) I have to say, it was so great to watch the NCAA Tournament with our own Dick Cartmell as Ref. It gave me hope for the game--Here in Portland, the players have been so irresponsible (my opinion) that many of us have lost faith in the game, BUT I'm ready to watch again, knowing there's good people in it :). I lost faith in it way back when Reiter got in trouble, and seemed as if he was such a bad example for the young players. As a former score keeper, and lover of basketball, it was fun to watch again! Thanks to the Bomber who mentioned Dick's role and got me watching again! -Robin Frister Washburn ('73) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/12/04 Dateline: Richland ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff today: Joanne Rolph ('59), Helen Cross ('62) Ann Engel ('63), Dennis Hammer ('64) Dan Ham ('72) ********************************************************* ********************************************************* BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Monita McClellan James ('58) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Aaron Holloway ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sherrie Smithwick Pickard ('68) BOMBER CALENDAR: <> Click the event you want to know more about. ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Joanne Rolph Henry Andress ('59) On this Easter weekend I know we all keep our military folks serving overseas in our thoughts and prayers; and, I trust that all our Bombers have had happy celebrations with family and friends. I have enjoyed all the ongoing discussions through the Sandstorm as it has been many years since I've been back to Richland! I have kept in touch with Sharon Roos Kent ('59) so I am not totally in the dark about everything; but, my memory certainly has been restored by the recent discussions from rattlesnakes to ballet teachers to "Muscles", etc. :) Thank you, Maren, for doing such a great job keeping us in touch with Richland High School classmates and friends. Living here in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont is quite different from life in Richland! We live down a country road (dirt) surrounded by dairy farms and woods. We are only a few minutes away from the Canadian border and a short distance away from Lake Memphremagog. We have no department stores, shopping malls, or latte stands!! But we love being "retired" in this peaceful and beautiful area. The snowstorms here remind me of my childhood in Richland attending Spalding grade school! In 1947 or '48, I believe, there was a winter storm with rather deep snow (for a little child anyway!!!). I was struggling through the snow heading across the field towards home (1101 Acacia Avenue) and I remember thinking that if I fell down out there no one would ever find my body until spring! (I was always a cheery child!) :) Would you believe that we had snow off and on here in Vermont yesterday? Although it didn't last and almost all of our snow is gone now. I hope to get back to Richland for a visit one of these days; but, with all our children and 16 grandchildren spread out on the West coast (none in Richland!) our visits west for graduations, etc. usually don't take us there. My best wishes to everyone for good health and pleasant activities in the days to come. Sunnie Andress -Joanne Rolph Henry Andress ('59) <> <> ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) I am writing this from my brother's house in Kennewick. I've been here visiting Mom and a few others a few days and I love going down to Columbia Park by the river whenever I can. Friday I had the fun of watching the Rev. Mel Finkbeiner take a ride over his home and the Columbia River with Robert Rector (also of the great Class of '62) in Bob's wonderful flying machine, complete with sails. I think it is called an ultralight. I'd never really seen one before -- it looked like fun -- but I'm sure if I'd been up there, I'd been wishing I had more to hang on it. Go Bob! And we have to admire Rev. Mel too, as he is over 80 and looked forward to the adventure!! After lunch today with the family I will be heading up to Twisp and eventually Seattle, and hopefully Peg Lewis and the tulips. I had lunch with Cathy Wood Stevens ('62) in Prosser at some good Mexican restaurant on my way here. That was fun too. -Helen Cross Kirk ('62) ~ enjoying the great Pacific Northwest for another week. ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Ann Engel Schafer ('63) Correction: luncheon picture ID In yesterday's Portland Bomber luncheon pictures Maren made a little mistake and my husband thinks he has a new wife. Sorry! The gal that Maren had my name on was actually Robin Frister Washburn ('73) in case wondering minds might want to know. -Ann Engel Schafer ('63) ~ in sunny 80-degree Vancouver, WA. Hope everyone had a great Easter. ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Dennis Hammer ('64) Re: Easter Egg Hunt Throughout most of the 70's, every Easter we would have an Easter egg hunt in my mother-in-law's back yard for my three nieces. After church and a big Easter meal the adults would hide the eggs then the girls would hunt them. Then we would count them to make sure all were found. We would hide them again and again for two or three hours. One year when we counted them we came up with an extra egg. That egg managed to sit out there for a whole year without being found or destroyed. I sure would like to know where it was, but of course they couldn't remember where they found it. There were a lot of trees, shrubs, and bushes on one side of her back yard so I imagine it was there somewhere. We did not try to crack that one open. -Dennis Hammer ('64) ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Dan Ham ('72) To: Ralph Myrick ('51) Re: Green Ant Hey Ralph, I hope you got the name of that Green Ant! I can't imagine what happens on the second date! -Dan Ham ('72) ~ here in sunny Richland where I'm sure we have an ordinance against that type of thing. *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/13/04 Dateline: Richland ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff today: Dick Harris ('49), Gail Cyphers ('62) John Campbell ('63), Linus Toland ('67) Betti Avant ('69) ********************************************************* ********************************************************* BOMBER LUNCH Today: Girls of '52 Lunch BOMBER CALENDAR: <> Click the event you want to know more about. ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Dick Harris ('49) [Well, it's a slow day -- perhaps everybody is busy cleaning their patios and pulling out their lawn furniture; it's been *that* nice here in Bombeville -- so, Dick, here's your stuff. -Ed.] On April 11th Dick sent in: Maren: O.K., publish my screw-ups! Dick Then on April 12th he sent in: Maren: Come on! You've got to include my apology to you on Boxcar! Dick -Dick Harris ('49) ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Gail Cyphers ('62) Im trying to locate a member of the Freeland family living in Richland from the mid-forties to at least the early seventies. Recently, I was going back through some of my dads things who passed away some years back and came across a manuscript that was written by John Freeland, a friend of my dad's. I assume that it was being proofed by my dad with the intent of John's submitting it for some level of publication. It details the times and trials of what was known back in the days as electrical dispatchers. These were the guys that worked at the electrical switchyards, switching power from and between the reactors and the hydroelectric dams connected to the common power grid in southeastern Washington. Its about 115 pages in length and is a substantial piece of work, covering a period of time from 1943 thru 1972, 29 years total. I suspect that John passed on and my dad had nowhere to send the manuscript and thus hung on to it. I did a search thru Sandstorm email addresses finding only a Norman Freeland ('56) but no email address. I also seem to recall a Sandstorm entry a few years ago about the Freeland family but I dont recall the year and date. If anyone has any information as to the Freeland family members and can give me a lead I would appreciate it. The manuscript is something they would want to have. Thanks, -Gail Cyphers ('62) ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: John Campbell ('63) Re: Chernobyl Someone in our HOG motorcycle club sent this out, but it is not about motorcycles. This site is maintained by a young lady who lives and rides near Chernobyl. I think it will be especially interesting to those of us who grew up in the shadow of Hanford. Check out some of the later pictures and her comments on how their government misled so many people regarding their safety. Your heart has to go out to those people. <> -John Campbell ('63) [John, your HOG member may have got his heads-up about this from our very own Sandstorm. Listener dj jeff (Jeff Michael ('65)) posted this link back on April 6th. -Ed.] ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Linus Toland ('67) To: Rick Maddy ('67) Re: Marlyn Toland ('61RIP) Thanks for your kind words of the family in a recent Sandstorm. Big Brother, Marlyn, will be greatly missed, especially by his wife of 39 years and two sons. Just my sister Marlene ('68) and I remain of the family who lived on Delafield St. in the 50's and Taylor St. in the 60's. Rick, I swear you remember my childhood better than I do!! Having just recently sat through an evening with my sister telling stories of the past, I heard her say over and over, "Linus, don't you remember...?" Well, fact is, most of it I don't. But, I still swear she makes a bunch of it up, or at least slants the story to suit. Living in Richland was fun and I will always fondly remember my school years, as well as the many friendships of neighbors and classmates. -Linus Toland ('67) ~ keeping I-5 hot these days, as we travel back and forth to Cali to welcome grandkid #5. ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Betti Avant ('69) Well, we got our moisture. It rained most of the night Friday with a skiff of snow on the top Sat. am. It rained off and on all day Saturday and some of Sunday. They were predicating colder temps. Sunday night, so I figured I would awake to ice on Monday. I was wrong, we had 4" of snow on the ground. By the end of the week it is supposed to be in the 70s again, no wonder people have respiratory problems. At game time in Denver, Monday afternoon at 2:00, it was in the 30s. Thanks for the prayers. -Betti Avant ('69) ~ Goodland, Kansas *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/14/04 Dateline: Richland ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 9 Bombers sent stuff today: Betty Ely ('47), Phil Belcher ('51) Marla Lowman ('55) and Sandy Finney ('60) Helen Cross ('62), Nancy Mallory ('64) Michael Davis ('74), Treg Owings ('76) Dan Morgan ('83) ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Betty Ely King ('47) I would like to wish my brother, Ken Ely ('49), Happy Birthday on April 16th. I hope to see him at the Jazz Festival in Sacramento in May. Right now, I need prayers on driving to Kansas for my grandson's wedding. I hope the snow will be gone by the time I arrive. My brother Bill ('57) is taking care of my two cats. -Betty Ely King ('47) ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Phil Belcher ('51) To: John Campbell ('63) Re: Chernobyl I missed the first listing of this site in April so I really enjoyed your posting. It's scary to think of what might have happened locally if we did not have the procedures we had. I spent over 35 years working in and around the reactors at Hanford and never had any really bad experiences. -Phil Belcher ('51) ~ Prosser, Wa. where spring has sprung and we're getting ready for a double wedding in our back yard in June! ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Marla Lowman Kenitzer ('55) and Sandy Finney Harvego ('60) Re: Northern California - Sacramento Area Bomber Lunch To: All Bombers in the Northern California and Sacramento Areas (and, of course, anywhere else) How about joining other Bombers for lunch. No reservations necessary! DATE: May 10, 2004 (Monday) COFFEE TIME: 11:30 A.M. LUNCH TIME: 12:30 P.M. WHERE: The Old Spaghetti Factory PHONE: (916) 985-0822 ADDRESS: 12401 Folsom Blvd., Sacramento, CA DIRECTIONS: Go East on Highway 50 toward South Lake Tahoe, Exit on Hazel Ave. Turn left on Folsom Blvd. (lst stop light) and watch on the left for the entrance to the Cattlemen's parking lot. This lot is also for the Numbus Winery (Old Spaghetti Factory). The entrance to the Nimbur Winery is also the entrance to the mall (lots of interesting things if you have some extra time) and the OSF is on the left inside the NW entrance. This restaurant is about 5 minutes from our last luncheon's restaurant and we will have a private room. Sandy and I have tried the food; it's good and they offer a variety of dishes. They serve lunch and dinner and the prices are reasonable. All Bomber spouses and friends are welcome! We understand that we may have out-of-state alumni this time -- hope so!! See you in a few weeks. -Marla Lowman Kenitzer ('55) ~ West Point, CA -Sandy Finney Harvego ('60) ~ Sacramento, CA ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) Wow!! Did we grow up in a great state or what? I just had the pleasure of driving from the Tri-Cities up to Twisp via Vantage, and then heading over the North Cascades highway with its fantastic scenery into Mt. Vernon to see a few of the gorgeous tulips, and meeting up with Peggy Lewis Johnson ('62) at her beach house where we could see this lovely bay, Whidbey Island, and the Olympics in the background. Then I headed south to Issaquah looking at the Cascades in the sunshine until the rain started. And now I have the spring blossoms and all around here to enjoy. I even liked the scenery from Richland to Vantage. I remember when ...., and I just love being in Washington in general. Well, we have a few more days to enjoy it, then we will head on back to the little lake. -Helen Cross Kirk ('62) ~ now in Issaquah. ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Nancy Mallory Johnson ('64) Re: Snow! We got up to 4-5 inches of snow here in Jackson, TN today [Tuesday]! It is still snowing. My granddaughter stayed home from pre-school to play in it. She had been praying for snow, but all winter it went all around us. Now that all the spring stuff has been out for a while we get snow! -Nancy Mallory Johnson ('64) ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Michael Davis ('74) To: Roger Fishback ('62) Roger, Get your stat books out and give us an update on the all-time Bomber scoring list. I understand we have a couple new members with James York ('04) and Travis Buck ('02). Get it right because Jacobs will be critiquing it. Thanks. -M. Davis ('74) ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Treg Owings ('76) I am wondering about some "old" Bombers that I have not heard from in a long time. Has anyone heard from or have addresses (e-mail or otherwise) for Jim Geren ('75) or Keri Wheeler ('75)? -Treg Owings ('76) ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Dan Morgan ('83) Hi! We're trying to find the following friends from '83 thru '87 for a picnic in the Tri-Cities on July 11, 2004. If you know how to reach them -- please ask them to email me or to call me. Adams, Heather ('84) -- Albertson, Jeff ('85?) Darcy, Francine ('86?) -- Darcy, John ('84) Flowers, Jeff ('82) -- Hultgren, Holly ('85) Hultgren, Wendy ('83) -- Huntington, Annette ('84) Mace, Rob ('83) -- Monroe, JoAnne ('85) Nordquist, Karl ('83) -- Pool, Kathleen ('84) Sublett, Andre ('83) -- Tolbaum, Trina ('85) Thank you! =) -Dan Morgan ('83) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/15/04 Dateline: Richland ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff today: Dorothy Stamper ('54), Jeff Michael ('65) Lynn-Marie Hatcher ('68) ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Dorothy Stamper McGhan ('54) Re: Bomber Dance Team We have been out of town so I don't know if this has been mentioned before or not. The Richland Hi dance team, The Gold Rush Girls, recently took a second place in national competition, in Los Angeles, for their 'Military Dance'. I understand the competition will be broadcast at 5:00pm (PDT) on Fox Sports or FoxN on April 24. They also contributed half-time entertainment throughout the Bomber football and basketball seasons. Congratulations, girls, in the Bomber tradition of excellence! -Dorothy Stamper McGhan ('54) and Vern McGhan ('49 ) ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Jeff Michael ('65) Subjects: WA and Chernobyl To: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) Good Golly, Miss Molly ... we might have been driving around Seattle at about the same time. I went up, via Vantage, Monday night to pick up some gear in the Boeing/warehouse/industrial area. My wife and I stayed in North Bend over night. I buzzed over the rest of the pass next morning around 8:00am. Sun was shining on the Olympic mountains. It was downright AWESOME! I came back an hour later, picked up my wife and ate at Twede's Cafe; you know, the home of Twin Peaks fame. Then all the way back to Richland, via Vantage again; was new to my wife. The river, the wild flowers, the barns ... It was really pretty. Oh, I almost forgot the waterfalls of melting snow on the sides of the road over Snoqualmie! To: Hog Heaven and other bikers Maren, thanks for the reference on the angelfire site. I'm really glad lots of folks are passing the address around. Elana is quite a gal! I'm not sure what red-line on a big Ninja in fifth gear means in MPH, but I think it's beyond the reach of what most any Harley turns. I know for sure I never went that fast on my 750-4 Honda, back in the day. Gotta respect anyone that will go to a "dead zone" to put the pedal to the metal to that degree. And, oh, the pictures and website are all great, too. Having been in Russia and around Russian folks, I got a kick out of her typical English translation "inaccuracies". All-in-all, I think the site tour is well worth the thirty minutes, or so, I spent there. dj jeff -Jeff Michael ('65) ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Lynn-Marie Hatcher Peashka ('68) Attn: Editor I accidentally sent the following post last [Tuesday] night to Maren's direct e-mail, rather than to the Sandstorm e-mail. I noticed it wasn't in the Sandstorm this [Wednesday] morning. Maybe because I sent it wrong, or maybe because it arrived too late. Thanks, Lynn-Marie Hatcher Peashka ('68) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Deputy Editor Richard responds: This is a perfect example of why normal Sandstorm submissions should be sent to <>. Everything sent to that address is delivered to both Maren and me. Whoever of us is putting out the Sandstorm is thus assured of having all submissions. One category of submission should be sent directly to Maren: PICTURES! Send to Maren is the Mistress of All Photos; I don't know how to handle them, so they end up filling my inbox awaiting her return. -Richard] ****************************** ****************************** Re: Address for Maj. Gen. Jim Mattis, USMC I received a note from Tom Mattis ('66). He provided me with an address to which we Bombers can send mail to his brother, our own Major General Jim Mattis ('68). Tom asked that we understand that Jim (for obvious reasons) may not always be able to respond, or respond quickly. Jim's postal address is: Maj Gen J. N. Mattis Commanding General 1st Marine Division HQ Bn, H&S Co (SSEC) UIC 40120 FPO AP 96426-0120 If you want to include your e-mail address in any note you send to Jim, he MAY be able to get back with you. But again, the point is to send our support and thoughts to him, and through him to his men and women. So let's remember to tell him that replies are NOT EXPECTED. I am writing to him tonight. Thought others might want to do so soon, too. They are having a pretty rough go of it over there. -Lynn-Marie Hatcher Peashka ('68) ~ Spokane *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/16/04 Dateline: Richland ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bomber sent stuff today: Shirley Collings ('66) ********************************************************* ********************************************************* TODAY'S LUNCH: Girls of '54 Lunch BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ken Ely ('49) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Tony Sharpe ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Greg Jochen ('76) BOMBER CALENDAR: <> Click the event you want to know more about. ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) Re: Theresa Dunigan ('05) From the Christ the King Bulletin dated April 5 - April 11 Congratulations to Theresa Dunigan ('05), who won the music teachers national association (MTNA) national first-place winner in the senior voice competition. (Theresa's dad is Paul with the class of '66.) Way to go, Theresa! -Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/17/04 Dateline: Richland ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bomber sent stuff today: Donna Fredette ('65) ********************************************************* ********************************************************* BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim Vach ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bob Thomas ('64WB) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Tim Jochen ('73) BOMBER BIRTHDAYS Today: Twins: Jumbo ("Keith") Davis ('82) and Wig ("Kent") Davis ('82) BOMBER CALENDAR: <> Click the event you want to know more about. ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Donna Fredette ('65) Hi all, thought I'd write in since only one Bomber sent stuff yesterday! I want to say happy spring to everyone! I am currently out on disability after another rotator cuff surgery. That's what 25 years at Slaveway will do to you. ha! Also congratulations to Linda McKnight ('65) on her recent marriage. She is very happy and I am very happy for her. Thank you Maren for your continuing commitment to excellence on the Bomber web. I will be sending you my support soon. I really look forward to reading the Sandstorm every day especially being out of work for a while. I really am looking forward to visiting Richland again for our reunion next year. Haven't been back for quite a while. Happy Mother's Day to all the Bomber moms out there next month. I'll be a grandma again for the second time in June. My daughter, Bonnie, is expecting another girl! Her name is Sofia. Love to all and Bomber Cheers, -Donna Fredette ('65) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/18/04 Dateline: Richland ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 8 Bombers and 1 Bomber Mom sent stuff today: Steve Carson ('58), Helen Cross ('62) Earl C. Bennett, III ('63), Claudia Stoffel ('68WB) Karen Davis ('76), David Brager ('79) Heidi ('00) and Sarah ('02) Davis BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) ********************************************************* ********************************************************* TODAY'S LUNCH: Phoenix Area Bomber Lunch BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jane Walker Hill ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Debbie Cone Broughton ('71) BOMBER CALENDAR: <> Click the event you want to know more about. ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Steve Carson ('58) Expecting 80 degrees in Chicago today. After a very long, gray, and cold winter it is easy to understand why Sandstorm entries have dropped off. The Sandstorm has been a part of my day for years and I also want to thank Maren for her efforts in keeping it going. I have spoken with many of my friends about our daily dose of home and not one of them has anything like it. -Steve Carson ('58) ~ Chicago ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) Why is only one person writing in?? I have just returned home by the little lake which, while it still looks lovely, pales in my mind after getting a chance to really drive a lot in Washington state on our vacation out there. I really had fun visiting Cathy Wood Stevens ('62) in Prosser, Peg Lewis Johnson ('62) at her place on Hope Island near La Connor, and some WSU friends who have bought property in Cle Elum and other WSU friends in Twisp. Plus my visit to the Tri-Cities which I always love. I couldn't tell you now which part of Washington I like the best. But I did enjoy seeing it all again. We arrived here at 5:30pm to 79 degrees, a wonderful warm spring day! And blue skies and flowers here. It is pretty. Tomorrow we will tackle our lawn mowing for the first of many times in 2004! -Helen Cross Kirk (62) ~ West Harrison, Indiana by the little lake where all is so green it looks like we are in Ireland at the moment. ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Earl C. Bennett, III; Gold Medal Class of '63 Re: John Campbell ('63) -- Chernobyl site address <> Someone else mentioned that site in the Sandstorm in the last couple of weeks, but I didn't check it out until your post -- fascinating trip, and her command of colloquial English is phenomenal. She must have spent some time here, otherwise how we she have learned things like "wormwood scares the bejesus out of them?" Thanks for the reminder. Re: Sonja and Merle Harmon By the way, someone was going to try to find the new mailing address for Sonja and Merle Harmon since they moved to the assisted care facility (mostly for Merle, I understand), but I haven't heard anything for a couple of months. Does anyone know how to reach them? Regards, ecb3 -Earl C. Bennett, III; Gold Medal Class of '63 ~ from the prettiest spring weekend so far in central VA, with mid-70s today, 80 tomorrow, and over 80 Monday -- and the manure I put on the asparagus a few months ago is producing really fat ones for a couple of weeks now. ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Claudia Stoffel ('68WB) RE: Happy to read this I have been reading this for several months and really enjoy being able to keep up on everything. I like how all of this triggers some deep down memories that we think are forgotten. So much of this is hard to delete. I have gone over my limit just trying to save everything, well that problem is solved...I just print it all. I was so addicted to this e-mail I would wait up until 1 or 2am when it would be posted; now I feel like a grown-up and I wait until the next day. [Don't forget, dear readers, that the archive of *every* Sandstorm is available online at <>. Scroll down to the grid of all the months and click away. Caution! A *lot* of words have been written in the almost six years that this has been going on. -Ed.] RE: 2 days in a row ... 1 entry I do hope that everyone is just resting after the Easter holiday and will be writing again soon. I hope Maren doesn't feel like she can't take a few days off. RE: Jim Mattis ('68) I send my prayers and hopes to Jim and his troops. I have our Jason Lee 2nd and 3rd grade pictures I will have Maren post soon. What I was thinking when I looked at those pictures was he certainly didn't look like a future Marine; but then, who did? We were all babies. -Claudia Stoffel ('68WB) ~ north of Spokane with hail and rain and freezing temps. and sunshine ... all in 1 day. ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Karen Davis Scheffer ('76) To: Kent and Keith Davis ('82) Happy Birthday to the Davis babies! Welcome to the 40's..... I just want to wish you both much happiness from your big sissy that used to cart you around all the time. I will always treasure taking you to that ninth grade party. That was special for me to share with you two. I really liked that guy that I went with in his big car -- heck if I can remember his name though! That kind of stuff happens when you get in your 40's -- memory loss. But anyway, I loved following you both in sports and social events and taking the pictures wherever possible. I hope the ones I took out of my photo albums have made it to you both. I love you both very much and am so proud of how you have turned out! Love sissy, Karen -Karen Davis Scheffer ('76) ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: David Brager ('79) Re: School Pizza Is there anyone out there with a recipe for school pizza? I don't know what it was about it, but nothing I have ever bought tasted like it. Just curious. -David Brager ('79) ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Heidi Davis Mortensen ('00) Re: Wig and Jumbo Happy birthday to our wonderful uncles Wig (Kent) and Jumbo (Keith) Davis yesterday! We love you! Love, -Heidi Davis Mortensen ('00) and Sarah Davis ('02) ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) Re: Davis Twins' Birthday I would like to wish Kent (Wig) and Keith (Jumbo) a happy birthday yesterday. It is the "Big 40" and we really missed you Wig at the surprise party Jennifer threw for Jumbo. It was for you too. We celebrated your birthday as well. Seems only yesterday that Steve and Mike were "timing" you to do things for them and Sheila and Karen were spoiling you. Dad was showing his two "little boys" off to everyone and I was just enjoying you all. You were sure a lot of fun added to our family and we have always enjoyed you both. You have grown into fine men and I'm so proud of you both. I love you guys, Mom -BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/19/04 Dateline: Richland ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 11 Bombers and 1 Not-A-Bomber sent stuff today: Grace DeVincentis ('50WB), Anita Hughes ('52) Mike Clowes ('54), Jan Nelson ('60) Helen Cross ('62), Peg Sheeran ('63) Ray Stein ('64), Shirley Collings ('66) Betti Avant ('69), Valerie Nielsen ('69) Brad Upton ('74), Don Sorenson (NAB) ********************************************************* ********************************************************* TODAY'S LUNCH: 1940's LADIES and SPOUSES BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Maren Smyth ('63 & '64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Peg Wellman Johnson ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mark Rohrbacher ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAYS Today: Twins: Linda Swain ('66) and Lloyd Swain ('66) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Jeff and Barbara Gile Larsen ('67) BOMBER CALENDAR: <> Click the event you want to know more about. ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Grace DeVincentis Spice ('50WB) Re: Ray Conley ('46) Ray Conley is now in the Kennewick Hospice. He can use all our prayers and I know you Bombers are the best at helping out in that way. -Grace DeVincentis Spice ('50WB) ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Anita Hughes Hogan ('52) Hi Maren, I wish you a wonderfully Happy Birthday, and I thank you again for keeping all these Bombers connected. -Anita Hughes Hogan ('52) ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Bob (Mike Clowes) Carlson ('54) Re: School lunch pizzas The reason one cannot find a similar taste is the combination of cardboard and library paste used in the crust. This is protected by a patent and cannot be used by other cardboard pizza manufacturers. Bomber Cheers, -Bob (Mike Clowes) Carlson ('54) ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Jan Nelson ('60) Re: Cool Desert Nights Do you have the dates for the Cool Summer Night festival in June sometime? [It *should* be June 25-26-27; but, there has been some controversy, so we don't really know. -Ed.] Thanks, -Jan Nelson ('60) ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) Happy Birthday to Jane Walker Hill, also from the great Class of l962!! I know I haven't made it up there to see you in Alaska yet, but believe me, I'm still trying and have every hope of making it up there while we are in our early 60's!! -Helen Cross Kirk ('62) ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Peg Sheeran Finch ('63) Re: It's Queen Maren's Birthday! Just giving a public HAPPY BIRTHDAY greeting to our queen, MAREN SMYTH. Hope you're belly-laughing like your mom used to. We Love You and all that you've done for us for lo, these many years. -Peg Sheeran Finch ('63) ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Ray Stein ('64) Re: Bomber Connection With entries down a bit, I thought I should do my part and come up with something. My oldest daughter Kim was married the first weekend in April in Chapel Hill, NC and there at the wedding was a fellow Bomber, Roger Kindley ('74)! Roger is married to my daughter's mother's cousin and is an attorney in Seattle. After the wedding, several of the Washington people rented places at Wrightsville Beach NC. So there again, after a spectacular ocean sunrise, on the "barking" sands of the Atlantic, seashells underfoot, two Bombers, who played basketball a decade apart in Richland, WA, meet, share memories, and talk about ..... Mike Davis ('74)! (Actually, I've never personally met Mike, but he's my favorite contributor to the Sandstorm.) -Ray Stein ('64) ~ Mead, WA ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) Hey, say it isn't so! I heard that today is the birthday of someone we all know. Who can it be, you ask? Put on your thinking caps. Think REALLY hard. I'll give you a hint, it starts with an 'M' and ends with an 'N'. HAPPY BIRTHDAY to the best 'ed' around! -Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Betti Avant ('69) Happy birthday, Maren, the "wizard of the Alumni Sandstorm". Also greetings to my great-niece Idaly, who is 2, and her big brother Anand, who will be 4 on Tuesday (these are Sarah Avant's {'94} kids). Well, unfortunately the weather man didn't miss this weekend's forecast, he called for high winds and boy is he right, probably gusting between 40 and 50 mph. The sky is filled with dust. Have Kansas, will blow, -Betti Avant ('69) ~ Goodland, Kansas ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Valerie Nielsen Lee ('69) Happy Birthday to one of the World's Best: Laurel Nielsen Fleck ('??)! Your entire family is so blest to have you be a part of it. Thanks for everything you do and are. With love from a proud sister, -Valerie Nielsen Lee ('69) ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Brad Upton ('74) Since the Sandstorm entries have tailed off the past couple of days I've decided to make an announcement: several weeks ago, Mike Davis ('74) and I decided to quit living a lie. We flew to San Francisco and were married! It feels so much better to get that out in the open. -Brad Upton ('74) PS-- I wore the tux, Mike wore the gown. ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Don Sorenson (NAB) Re: Safety Expo To: All Bombers This April 27th and 28th, Hanford will hold its Health and Safety EXPO at Pasco's TRAC facility. Hours are 7am to 7pm. In addition to all of the booths available to view, a special Hanford Safety Booth will be of interest to a few Bombers whose parents may have attended Hanford's first Safety Expo in July 1944. Lots of old pictures and replica hand-outs from that era. Would love to swap stories with the visitors and talk about the old construction days. Make some time to attend with your children and grandchildren. Hope to see you there!! -Don Sorenson (NAB) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/20/04 Dateline: Richland ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 20 Bombers sent stuff today: Dick McCoy ('45 '46 '02), Dick Harris ('49) Dick Pierard ('52), Rainy Powell ('52WB) Millie Finch ('54), Mary Judd ('60) Ed Quigley ('60), Roger Gress ('61) Helen Cross ('62), Myrna Bolin ('62/'63) Larry Holloway ('64), Marcia Wade ('67) Rick Maddy ('67), Steve Piippo ('70) Mike Franco ('70), Mary Anne Lauby ('73) Michael Davis ('74), Anne Mitzlaff ('77) Dave McAdie ('79), Eric Lukins ('81) ********************************************************* ********************************************************* BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Chuck Shipman ('71) BOMBER CALENDAR: <> Click the event you want to know more about. ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Dick McCoy ('45 '46 '02) My old friend Ray Conley ('46) is very ill and in a hospice. Dick Sears ('47RIP) and I were the first people he met when he came to Richland. From two friends to thousands. I don't know whether to tell Ray to hang on or let go. He has suffered so much. Let's pray for a miracle. -Dick McCoy ('45 '46 '02) ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Dick Harris ('49) Re: Happy Birthday Dear Maren! Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday, dear Maren! Happy Birthday, to you!!!! And many more! -Dick Harris ('49) ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Dick Pierard ('52) A big birthday smooch to our illustrious organizer Maren Smyth. If you keep this record going, you will catch up with me pretty soon! -Dick Pierard ('52) ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Lorraine 'Rainy' Powell Earp-Tanner ('52WB) Happy birthday Maren. You are truly one of our best friends. We look forward to reading the Sandstorm every day and whom do we have to thank for the hard work you put forth? -- 'our Maren'. Many many more happy years ahead for you. -Lorraine 'Rainy' Powell Earp-Tanner ('52WB) ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Millie Finch Gregg ('54) Re: Maren's Birthday Bomber Cheers to you my "Fair Lady"!!!! I sure hope you have the best of the best. You deserve a rest today, so kick up your heels and smell the roses! Thanks for being you and being the best editor we could even hope for. Cheers, -Millie Finch Gregg ('54) PS- I have to confess. Since our last meeting when you were at our lunch for the Girls of '54, I wrote your birthday down on a yellow sticky and it has been in really safe-keeping this whole time. I read it every day and was not going to forget!! What more can I say?? Guess I will laugh because the rememberer is not always up to speed! ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Mary Judd Hinz ('60) To: Jan Nelson ('60) Re: Cool Desert Nights Cool Desert Nights will be June 24-26 in Richland. Go to <> for all information. -Mary Judd Hinz ('60) ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Ed Quigley ('60) To: Larry Mattingly ('60) "Happiness is the sky in bloom." Check these out, Larry (and the rest of the Bombers who enjoy pyrotechnics -- wait! .... I guess if a Bomber didn't, they would be one, right?). <> Thought you might find a whole lot of happiness here, although I'm pretty sure it won't be as much fun as setting your own off! To: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) Helen, have you and your husband become a pair of "the homeless", or do you just have EXTREMELY "itchy" feet? :) I sure enjoy reading about your travels and visits. To: Maren A belated "happy B-Day!", and add my thanks for your continuing efforts on our behalf; it is TRULY appreciated! -Ed Quigley ('60) ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Roger Gress ('61) To: Jan Nelson ('60) Here is the web site for Cool Desert Nights: <> -Roger Gress ~ Classic Class of '61 ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) How did I miss it?? Happy Birthday to Maren and my heartfelt thanks for all you do on the Sandstorm. I'd also like to add birthday congratulations to Mark Rohrbacher who grew up on the great street of Olympia with my brother and me and a few lucky other people. Roy especially remembers stories about that .... I will be having a needle biopsy done on 4/29 after 2 sets of questionable mammograms. I'm sort of taken aback with learning that today. For those of you who are praying people, I would appreciate your prayers. -Helen Cross Kirk ('62) ~ West Harrison, IN where the little lake is sparkling by the green grass that is growing so fast that, despite the fact we mowed it yesterday, it looks like it could be mowed again tomorrow. We are enjoying the record-breaking heat without the humidity. It got up in the high 80's yesterday. ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Myrna Bolin Turner ('62/'63) Re: Queen of the Silver Dollar Happy Birthday Maren Smyth. You are the rose in everyone's lapel. Someone told me you hadn't slept since 1988. WOW! You even have my record beat. YAWN. Remember gal, if you burn the candle at both ends you often end up with a very short wick. -Myrna (Jam in the Jar) Bolin Turner ('62/'63) ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Larry ('64) and Barb Eckert ('61) Holloway Happy Birthday Maren Smyth. You have one more year to reach another decade. LOL. I can't say too much since I am already there. Best wishes for a beautiful day. -Larry ('64) and Barb Eckert ('61) Holloway ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Marcia Wade-Hausenbuiller ('67) Re: Upton-Davis rites OOOOOHHH, I can't wait for the pictures! Congratulations you two! -Marcia Wade-Hausenbuiller ('67) ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Rick Maddy ('67) Re: Hanford There have been several times in our past of folks in the Alumni Sandstorm talking about release dates and websites to go to for the purpose of cancer related death concerning the Hanford area. I was talking to my cousin (actually my mother's first cousin) and found out her dad had worked out there in the late 40's. He died of cancer at the age of 48. My cousin is an only child and had mentioned years ago her uncle telling her to pursue the release dates, etc. etc. I was hoping someone could write to me with some of the websites and information gathering concerning this matter ... one more time, please. I thought my cousin could at least check out the material and make a decision based on the information. Thanks a bunch. -Rick Maddy ('67) ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Steve Piippo ('70) To: Ray Stein ('64) Mike Davis ('74) had the finest left hand shot ever, next to Mike Neill ('75). -Steve Piippo ('70) ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Mike Franco ('70) Re: Story about Day's Pay Mural in Seattle Times Date: Tuesday, April 20, 2004 Link: <> Craig Smith covers high school sports for The Seattle Times. He does a nice job providing a lot of historical "where are they now" and top-ten list type articles. Several times in recent months he has written of the top 10 baseball fields and top 10 gyms. Of course our Bomber facilities rated mention in both those lists. Recently Craig wrote an article dealing with top unique structures, works of art, etc. I was shocked to note that the Day's Pay mural rated no mention at all. I e-mailed Craig providing him the background and our web site for reference. Craig wrote back immediately expressing frustration that he had missed the mural during a recent visit to Richland. Several weeks passed and he e-mailed me again, informing me he had seen the mural, declared it "incredible" and asked for help getting a quality photo and some background. Being an expert on getting others to do work for me, I called RHS, and talked with secretary Janet Jensen ('71). With an administration including Stubby, Q, and Ben; Janet is probably the only one there with any brains to speak of. Anyway, she got one of the photo kids to send me a digital picture which I forwarded on to the Times. I then pulled up a paper written a while ago by Ray Stein concerning the "Day's Pay vs. The Bomb" theory regarding our name "Bombers". The paper was so well written I thought about passing it off as my own but decided better of it (only Mike Davis pulls that kind of stuff!). So I forwarded that to Craig as well. Anyway, yesterday I got a call from the Times informing me the picture and article would be in today's paper. So those of you who can, grab a copy. I am sure one of you techies will enter the article on our site for all to see. Best regards to all Bombers and, ......... Happy birthday Maren!!!!!! -Mike Franco ('70) [Note: the "Stubby, Q, and Ben" mentioned above refer respectively to Steve Neill ('72), Jim Qualheim ('70), and Ben Jacobs ('69). -Ed.] ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Mary Anne Lauby ('73) Re: Cool Desert Nights The registration packet we received for Cool Desert Nights shows the dates as June 24-26, 2004. They even have a website <>. Careful of your speaker volume when you go there! -Mary Anne Lauby ('73) ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Michael Davis ('74) Okay Upton, Two things, Funnyman! No. 1 - Ray Stein talked with Roger Kindley about ME in Florida. Ray goes on to state that I am his favorite contributor to the Sandstorm! Not you, Funnyman, but me! My boyhood idol appreciates my contributions! Now, top that, Funnyman! No. 2 - I thought I looked pretty damn cute in that gown! M Davis ('74) PS- Happy belated 40th birthday to brothers Wig and Jumbo -- still doing well sharing that brain! ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Anne Mitzlaff Gerken ('77) Re: Florida This site is so wonderful for assistance with things. Here's round 3 for information assistance. In June, we are planning to go to Fort Lauderdale for a cruise. Prior to the cruise, we are planning to fly from Fort Lauderdale to Orlando to Disney World for a couple days. On the internet, all I find are 4-day (minimum) Park Hopper passes. What do you Florida people suggest? Is there such a thing as a 1 or 2-day hopper pass? We'll have a few extra hours in Fort Lauderdale; any suggestions? Would an extra day in Fort Lauderdale be a good idea? I don't know what's there. Thank you. -Anne Mitzlaff Gerken ('77) PS- Happy late birthdays Maren, Wig, and Jumbo PPS- Congratulations to Brad and Mike! ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Dave McAdie ('79) Re: Birthday Wishes Once again, I am late as usual. A very HAPPY (but belated) BIRTHDAY to Maren. Thanks for all you do to keep Bombers in touch, smiling, praying, etc. To: Brad Upton ('74) Brad, I usually read the Sandstorm each morning with a cup of coffee close at hand. Needless to say, I had to clean up a "spit-take" this morning upon hearing of your and Mike's recent nuptials. We Bombers can only hope that this union was not consummated and will be annulled as soon as possible. Thanks for the chuckle. -Dave McAdie ('79) ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Eric Lukins ('81) Re: Troops returning home I am very happy and thankful to announce that my "little" (6'-1", 225 lbs.) brother, 1st Lt. Kurt Lukins ('91?WB) of the 4th Infantry Division, has returned to the United States after almost a year in Iraq. While on duty, he was promoted to Company Commander and had responsibility for nearly 300 soldiers. We all knew he would do a great job and it earned him a Bronze Star and hopefully a few months of some R&R before going back to work. Kurt will be in town the first part of June to confirm all of his family's prayers for him being answered "Yes!" WAY TO GO, BROTHER!! -Eric Lukins ('81) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/21/04 Dateline: Richland ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 14 Bombers sent stuff today: Shirley Watts ('49), Jim Jensen ('50) Nancy Riggs ('51), Pete Overdahl ('60) Larry Mattingly ('60), Roger Gress ('61) Helen Cross ('62), Dave Wittenbrock ('63) Donna Bowers ('63), Lynn-Marie Hatcher ('68) Lynda Brandon ('70WB), Brad Wear ('71) Karen Davis ('76), Lisa Lysher ('79) ********************************************************* ********************************************************* BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Katie Sheeran Johnson ('61) BOMBER CALENDAR: <> Click the event you want to know more about. ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Shirley Watts James ('49) To: Ray Conley ('46) My prayers are with you, Ray. I remember many pleasant moments spent with you. Your friend, -Shirley Watts James ('49) ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Jim Jensen ('50) I've been ailing the past few days and couldn't get to the computer to add my belated congratulations to Maren Smyth on her April 19th birthday anniversary. So tell me .... how does it feel to be 39? I have only just begun to have some appreciation for what Maren and friends have accomplished in bringing the Alumni Sandstorm to its avid readers/participants. This appreciation was magnified when I scrolled through just the first month of archived material -- nearly three hours of August reading that I thoroughly enjoyed. I appreciate too the pictures that have been provided to the Sandstorm along the way; most recently the touching Sharon Tate photos submitted by Rick Maddy ('67), the magnificent Southern mansion pictures by Frank Whiteside ('63), and the North Puget Sound Luncheon pix by Tom Hughes ('56). You folks -- and others -- add a tremendous amount of enjoyment to the Sandstorm. Thank you, all. Re: Ray Conley ('46) The Jensens add their prayers for the comfort and well-being of Ray Conley. He and the whole Conley family are very special people. -Jim Jensen ('50) ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Nancy Riggs ('51) The Class of '51 has lost another beautiful lady. Joyce Leibel Adrian died on April 16th; services will be this Saturday, April 24th at 11:00am at the Columbia Four Square Church in Richland. -Nancy Riggs ('51) ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Pete Overdahl ('60) To: Brad Upton ('74) Now I know why everyone raves about your show. Last Saturday night at the Washington State Patrol Memorial Dinner in Wenatchee they announced who was entertaining us prior to the musical group. I was so pleased to hear Brad Upton would be coming on. I had never been able to catch your show, but it won't be the last. You kept us in stitches for an hour. You were a little tough on the Cougs, but your audience loved your show. I heard many fine comments and even from your target in front of you. It does show cops have a sense of humor. I enjoyed our visit after your show, thanks for your time. For all of you who have never seen Brad Upton's show, don't miss the chance. Look out for your 30th reunion this summer, Class of '74 ....... -Pete Overdahl ('60) ~ Bomberville ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Larry Mattingly ('60) Re: Louisville Smugmug To: Ed Quigley (60) Thanks for the tip on "smugmug" and the fireworks pictures. I had heard about it but didn't check it out. As it happens I was born in a small town just outside of Louisville and there are hundreds of Mattinglys and Wheatleys (Mom's maiden name) in the area and many are relatives. So I get lots of invites to attend that display. They shoot 30 TONS of shells in 25 to 28 minutes. The crowd is unbelievable and it takes hours to get home afterwards. So I am happy with the video I receive a couple of weeks after the show from a relative. It is a great display and I know most of the pyros that work on it, and the man who developed the digital firing system used to fire it is a friend of mine. We don't do fireworks for "Cool Desert Nights" but we will this year for "Dayton On Wheels" which is the 18th of June. I was in Oregon this Tuesday AM meeting with the Hillsboro Airshow. This year's display (Friday, 13 Aug.) for the airshow will be a giant. Largest fired in Oregon. I will again make some passes available to Bombers. The show has moved to 13-14-15 August. More on this in late July. Less then a dozen Bombers took me up on my offer last year but they had a great time and a private viewing area to a exciting airshow and great fireworks in our chalet at front row center. A big Happy Birthday to Maren who keeps this Bomber connection so well, everyday. Sorry it is belated but two shows in two nights over the weekend and a fellow pyro house guest from Alaska for the last several days have taken most of my time. Jay Siegel ('61) worked on our display last Friday and mentioned to me that he has not received the Alumni Sandstorm for over a week. I suspect he hasn't complained because he is so busy with his spring fuchsia planting and growing. He is quite the authority on them. "Happiness is the sky in bloom" -Larry Mattingly ('60) ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Roger Gress ('61) Happy birthday to Katie Sheeran Johnson, Classic Class of '61. -Roger Gress, Classic Class of '61 ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) To: Eric Lukins ('81) Re: Iraq Please pass on my thanks and admiration to your brother Kurt who is returning from Iraq. I and millions of Americans appreciate the job he had done there. (By chance, are you related to Doug Lukins of my Class of '62?) Re: Travel enquiry I'd like to ask people who live in Florida what to see in Miami. I am going there to catch a cruise with other members of our extended Cross-Buffum (whom I haven't met yet) family. I'm very excited as it will be my first cruise. But should I go early to see ..... what? ..... in Miami? -Helen Cross Kirk ('62) ~ not homeless, just love traveling, and coming home to the little lake and mowing the grass. ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Dave Wittenbrock ('63) Re: Merle and Sonja Harmon Please contact me if you wish to have the Harmons' new address in Seattle. -Dave Wittenbrock, Gold Medal Class of '63 ~ we are having a little cool spring rain in usually sunny Walnut Creek, CA -- a good thing since it means one last chance at the ski slopes. ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Donna Bowers Rice ('63) To: Rick Maddy I went into an old email site to check for you; there is no longer an Energy Employees site. It gave a link to <>. There is also a site <> that might have a link. Otherwise, call the DOL in Seattle, Washington <1-888- 805-3401> to file a claim. You are dealing with three different agencies of the federal government for one claim. There are currently 13,506 cases being considered. I have been doing this since before March 2002. We are currently in our dose reconstruction phase. The DOE currently is having meetings to determine site specifics, correction factors for over-estimating, and teleconferencing so they can standardize their proceedings in all the different sites. If you know anything about radiation exposures and how they measure, how all the sites are different, and the chemicals worked with are, too, you begin to see how this can be an exercise in mathematics that is nowhere near exact. So you can see that is why only one person has received compensation so far. The other important thing to remember is that this is the government investigating itself. But we do live in a democracy; so, let's see if it works! Good Luck! I hope I have helped, -Donna Bowers Rice (Gold Medal Class of '63) ~ from overcast St. Louis where everything is blooming and Sunday it was 89 and beginning to hint of the humid summer to come. I'll take a lot more of the 70's, please! ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Lynn-Marie Hatcher Peashka ('68) Re: Upton/Davis Nuptials This tongue in cheek post made me laugh out loud before my first cup of coffee, which is an incredible feat! There is a billboard here in Spokane, heading west on Sprague coming from Home Depot (where we go a lot, as we are working on the yard big time). It has the bodies of a bride and groom in full regalia. The heads are superimposed via PhotoShop or something: George W. Bush in the tux, John Kerry in the gown. It's an ad for a all- talk radio station -- and the caption says "We HAVE to talk." I crack up every time we drive by it. In fact, I am going to take a photo of it before it gets replaced -- just for posterity and future laughs. Now I have never seen either Brad Upton or Mike Davis (to my knowledge); but this post took my brain right to that billboard. Thanks for the morning chuckles, Brad! -Lynn-Marie Hatcher Peashka ('68) ~ In weird-weather Spokane, where it rains, the sun shines, it gets VERY cold then VERY warm -- all in the same day. I have lived here for most of the past 2.5 years now, and I STILL can't figure out the weather patterns! ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Lynda Brandon ('70WB) Re: Bomber travel story/advice I have a short "story" and bit of a warning to Bombers who might rent a car when flying to a summer vacation. We rented a car from Payless for a weekly rate (in San Francisco a couple of months ago). The guy spent 20 minutes trying to get us to upgrade to a more expensive car, buy unnecessary insurance, etc., etc. with the standard four-legal-page contract in 5-point type. No mention of any penalty for leaving the state. (We told them we'd be traveling around, up the coast, to wine country, maybe Tahoe, etc.) We get back and they reach under the car and take a GPS device off and charge us $2300 (instead of $149) because we left the state (went across the Oregon border) -- apparently Tahoe is okay, but Oregon was not -- and on page 3 there was a "we may charge you anything we want if you leave the state clause;" no disclaimer about being tracked. We did not -- and have not -- paid. It kind of ruins the flavor of your trip! Interestingly, there are all kinds of lawsuits in the air over this kind of sleazy business. It apparently happens all over the country. The national office was not interested in our complaints -- they are all franchises and can do what they want. -Lynda Brandon ('70WB) ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Brad Wear ('71) Re: Major General Jim Mattis ('68) I just returned from a Board of Directors meeting for the 1st Marine Division Association in Washington DC (it was gorgeous there this weekend). I was absolutely amazed at how Major General Jim Mattis is revered, and rightfully so, by the prior and current active duty Marines that were there. There were several retired general officers and admirals in attendance and to a man they all stated that Jim was one of the most brilliant and effective leaders that they had ever encountered. Quite the compliment considering there were a total of nine Navy Crosses and eleven Silver Stars between the seven flag-grade officers that were there. I crossed paths with Jim when he was a captain, and I was a 1st lieutenant in the Marines. I never even knew at the time he had been a Bomber, but you could tell then that he definitely had command presence and leadership. What was also interesting was that two other 1st lieutenants that were there would later become general officers, and are currently serving with Jim in Iraq. Three degrees of separation? One of the things Jim wanted was for the 1st MarDiv Association to relocate from northern Virginia to Camp Pendleton, CA. Well, when a general asks, they usually get it. In this case he has. The vote was just short of unanimous; the dissenting vote lives next to the current headquarters. I should have the opportunity to see Jim several times over the next year, and I look forward to rekindling memories of home and the Marines. Any prior 1st MarDiv member is highly encouraged to join up. Semper Fi, -Brad Wear ('71) ~ in cloudy, but warm, Richardson, TX ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Karen Davis Scheffer ('76) Re: the uniting of Brad Upton and brother Mike Davis Boy howdy! Sorry Bonnie, that must of been rough on you, but you had to see it coming! I guess I will never be able to look at my big brother the same way again! My condolences to my niece Nikki and nephew Rick on the loss of their "father figure". -Karen Davis Scheffer ('76) PS- My girl Bethany is turning 16 this weekend. Any ideas in the way of a gift for a girl that is all feminine, all in dresses, very modest, beautiful with butt-length gorgeous hair, skinny, very much the homemaker quality, doesn't play or care to watch sports even though she is 5'11? Yeah, I know, can't be my kid; but, she is. Thinking of something special for her though -- she is a delightful wonder. ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Lisa Lysher Fuller ('79) Re: Dan Heidelburg ('78) I thought I would send this out to all Bombers that I just received word that Dan Heidelburg ('78) is in Kadlec with inoperable cancer and is not doing well. Dan is a great, funny guy and if you get the chance, send your prayers and thoughts to him and his wife Tammy. Dan, our prayers are with you. -Lisa Lysher Fuller ('79) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/22/04 Dateline: Richland ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ********************************************************* >>From: Richland Bombers Alumni Sandstorm Ray Conley has died. The end came about 7:00pm yesterday evening, April 21st. Ray graduated from Columbia High School in 1946 as a member of the inaugural class known as the "Bombers". A glance at the Columbian from 1946 shows that he was a member of the basketball and track teams his junior and senior years; and, his senior year, was a participant in Boys' Federation. He was generous to a fault: the Senior Class Will notes that, "Ray Conley wills his height to Betty McCleary." We will miss you sorely, Ray; but, we, and a host of others, will remember you with fond memories and profound gratitude for your life. -The Editors ********************************************************* ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 14 Bombers sent stuff today: Dick McCoy ('46), Wally Wheadon ('49) JoAnn Cawdrey ('49 & '50), Grace DeVincentis ('50WB) Kay Mitchell ('52), Ken Heminger ('56WB) Burt Pierard ('59), Judy Willox ('61) John Browne, Jr. ('61), Carol Converse ('64) George Kelly ('64), Michael Davis ('74) Karen Davis ('76), Heidi Davis ('00) ********************************************************* ********************************************************* BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Meg Cone Blankenship ('70) BOMBER CALENDAR: <> Click the event you want to know more about. ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Dick McCoy ('46) Sweet Ray Conley ('46) died last night, Wednesday, April 21, 2004 at 7pm. What a grand guy, and old friend, and classmate, and extreme Cougar fan (his only failing). His death was a blessing, but it still hurts, bad. Later, Ray, -Dick McCoy ('46) ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Wally Wheadon ('49) I've tried several times to send a message, but have had no success. I've read with interest about the prisoner of war camps in the Richland area during WWII. There was an Italian camp in West Richland by the Yakima river. I worked there for a short time after graduation, taking inventory, etc., before the camp was leveled. There is a large pine at the corner of Van Giesen and Judson which came from the camp. A puzzle for the 'old' Richlandites: Farrell lane, which is between Kimball and Stevens, is not the original name of the street. What was the original name, and why was it changed? Would appreciate hearing from 'old' classmates, -Wally Wheadon ('49) ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: JoAnn Cawdrey Leveque ('49 & '50) Re: Stephen J. Douglass ('48) Stephen J. Douglass passed away suddenly on April 17. May he rest in peace. -JoAnn Cawdrey Leveque ('49 & '50) ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Grace DeVincentis Spice ('50WB) Re: Ray Conley ('46) Sorry to report that Ray Conley passed away a little after 7pm yesterday evening. He was a sweet guy and it's very sad but a blessing that he is out of his pain and suffering. -Grace DeVincentis Spice ('50WB) ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Kay Mitchell Coates ('52) Re: Trip to Spain Last May when my good friend Vera Rodda Simonton ('52WB) had her birthday, she called me from her Pendleton, OR home and stated that turning 69 was the "pits" because the next birthday would be the big 7-0 which was hard to take! She suggested we do something really special in 2004, the year we would both turn 70. Now turning 70 is hard to believe, especially when I feel so young, but the old birth certificate doesn't lie! To ease the pain, we began planning a trip to Spain and over the last year our big birthday fling has come together and we are in the countdown stage now. We will be leaving on April 27 for a 3-week stay. We will land in Barcelona and then travel to Zaragosa where we will reside with the family of a former exchange student that Vera housed in the 70's. This is my first time out of the country and I am grateful to have my best friend at my side as she is a seasoned traveler. Any of you Bombers have suggestions of things to see and do for a couple of "young" granny's traveling in Spain? -Kay Mitchell Coates ('52) ~ Valley, WA - in the mountains just north of Spokane where we are having much needed rain. (No rain in Spain though; I checked the international weather and it is WARM there!) ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Ken Heminger ('56WB) Maren, let me also wish you (although it's belated) a very Happy Birthday. Ken Heminger ('56WB) ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Burt Pierard ('59) To: All of you in Bomberland Re: Ray Conley ('46), RIP As you have seen earlier in today's Sandstorm, Ray Conley passed away last evening after a lengthy illness of almost two years. Ray was one of the Founding Fathers of Richland Club 40, a super Cougars fan (until he got sick, he had not missed a Cougar Home Football Game since something like 1952 or so), the epitome of what a Bomber Alum should be, and one of my closest friends since I first met him in the year 2000. This is quite a blow to me personally, but it must be devastating to all of you who knew him in school. We'll miss you, Big Guy! Bomber Tears, -Burt Pierard ('59) ~ President of Club 40 ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Judy Willox ('61) To: All Bombers Re: Ray Conley ('46), (RIP) It is with tremendous sadness that I inform you all that we lost out beloved Ray this evening around 7:00pm. I know I join so many in sending his family our heartfelt condolences and our prayers and love. He carried his cross way too long and he is now home with his Lord and at peace. God bless you and help you to heal from this hurtful loss. And God speed Ray and bless you on the way home. Goodbye my "gentle giant". You will never be forgotten and will forever live on in my heart. And in the hearts of so many. Bomber Cheers and Many Tears, -Judy Willox ('61) ~ Richland ~ where the weather is up and down and I am just down. ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: John Browne, Jr. ('61) To: Karen Davis Scheffer ('76) Perhaps your daughter would like a doll? A full-size, inflatable, Brad Upton doll? Her new "uncle-in-law" would be pretty special (well, special, anyhow ...). ^..^ -JHBrowne, Jr. ('61) ~ Vashon Island, WA ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Carol Converse Maurer ('64) To: Lynda Brandon ('70WB) We saw a special last year on TV about some car rentals charging an arm and leg for going out of state and NOT letting the people know about it in advance. We had rented a car a few years ago in New York and went across the Vermont line. FORTUNATELY, nothing was said. We had told them we would be going to Mass. though. I hope things turn out ok for you guys and you don't have to pay for that deceit. -Carol Converse Maurer ('64) ~ Eureka, CA; we've been having lots of rain again and hardly any sun. You'd think it was winter again. I really am missing the four seasons, especially spring. ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: George Kelly ('64) Maren, a belated Happy Birthday to you from beautiful downtown Taupo, New Zealand. Thanks for all your efforts to keep us in touch. -George Kelly ('64) ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Michael Davis ('74) Re: Danny Heidelberg ('78) My thoughts and prayers are with Danny and the Heidelbergs. My family and I have known and loved the Heidelbergs forever. Each and every one of them are big- hearted, thoughtful, wonderful people. Hang in there, Danny. You got a lot of people praying for you. -M Davis ('74) ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Karen Davis Scheffer ('76) Re: The gift ideas for my daughter, Bethany Thanks for everything sent my way so far and keep it coming. The ideas are great. Re: Danny Heidelberg ('78) To Danny and family and sissy, Neice: I pray the best for all of you. -Karen Davis Scheffer ('76) ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Heidi Davis Mortensen ('00) To: Karen Davis Scheffer ('76) Happy birthday to my cousin Bethany (Karen Davis Scheffer's daughter), who will never get the chance to be a Bomber, but we love her just the same! LOL! Hey Karen, how about letting her come home for the weekend for a night out with the girls? Love, Heidi ('00), Chris ('98), and Kyler Rose (2019) Mortensen -Heidi Davis Mortensen ('00) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/23/04 Dateline: Richland ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 13 Bombers 2 Bomber funeral notices today: Shirley Watts ('49), Richard "Dick" Roberts ('49) Charlotte Carlson ('52), Norma Loescher ('53) Millie Finch ('54), Patti Mathis ('60) Katie Sheeran ('61), Roger Gress ('61) Helen Cross ('62), David Rivers ('65) Linda McKnight ('65), Mike Franco ('70) Greg Alley ('73) ********************************************************* ********************************************************* BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mike Bradley ('56) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rita Eckert Small ('61) BOMBER CALENDAR: <> Click the event you want to know more about. ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Shirley Watts James ('49) Re: Ray Conley ('46RIP) Ray Conley was a special person. I am sure all of the Bombers of my generation will remember him with fondness and happy memories. -Shirley Watts James ('49) ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Betty Gulley, aka Betty Lou Hiser ('49) Re: Ray Conley ('46) What can one say about Ray Conley? Only the very best things. I feel he is up there in heaven looking down on us. Condolences to his family. To: Wally Wheadon ('49) If you remember when we first came to Richland there was no home delivery for the mail. You had to go to the post office and wait and wait in line for the mail (I went to school from 1pm to 5pm and that was my job as soon as I came home from school). When the post office anounced that they were going to start home delivery, the people who lived on Farrell Lane raised a big stink because their street was named after a Polish engineer and no one could pronounce or spell it and they wanted the street name changed -- thus we ended up with Farrell Lane. If you know anyone who worked in the old Housing (God Bless Housing) Group they could probaly tell you the original name. I had a boss who worked in housing and did tell me the original name but I was like the people who lived on the street -- I could neither pronounce or spell it. I will see if I can find my old boss and let you know. Let us know if you find out. -Betty L. Gulley ('49) ~ from the south (government) end of Richland -- weather has been bouncing up and down like a rubber ball -- supposed to have nice weather for the next 5 to 6 days. ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Richard "Dick" Roberts ('49) Re: Ray Conley ('46-RIP) A gentle man always admired and respected. He is missed. To: Wally Wheadon ('49) You better get one of your grand kids to help you with your computer. We have a couple of wizards in our family who do magic with ours. Good to hear from you. -Richard "Dick" Roberts ('49) and Carol Tyner Roberts('52) ~ from Grover Beach along the central coast of California. Who are about to leave on a 4 week RV journey to visit a part of the Lewis & Clark trail in SD, ND and Montana. ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Charlotte Carlson ('52) Wanted to give a big "thank you" to Connie Hall for setting up the PHX luncheon last Sunday in Tempe -- it was really enjoyable, and we had a good turnout. Some of the 'regulars' and a few new faces -- we missed Jean Armstrong, she usually organizes it -- maybe we'll see her at the next one. Thanks again Connie for your efforts. -Charlotte Carlson ('52) and Bill (Spouse) ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Norma Loescher ('53) Re: Ray Conley ('46) I am so sorry we have lost Ray Conley. He was an inspiration to me in many ways. His service to Club 40 was of the highest order. His loyalty was solid, his enthusiasm catching. I've never met a friendlier person. His face simply glowed. I will miss him and remember him fondly. -Norma Loescher Boswell ('53) ~ Richland, WA ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Millie Finch Gregg ('54) To: Classmates of Bill Wilson As a dear family friend, I just wanted to let you all know that Bill's wife Deanna passed away on Wednesday after a long and very lengthy battle with cancer. Please keep Bill and his family in your prayers. Thanks, -Millie Finch Gregg ('54) ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Patti Mathis Wheeler (60) In regards to Eric Lukins news of his little brother Kurt. I am so glad for you that he is home safely. I am sure this is a big load off of your mind. Lost your email address somewhere between computer crash and reloading or would of sent this to you there. Keep in touch. -Patti Mathis Wheeler ('60) ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Katie Sheeran Johnson ('61) I'm sorry to hear of Ray (better known to some of us as Sonny) Conley's passing. Shows one should never procrastinate on visiting people you care about. My husband and I were planning on visiting Ray this week having just found out that he was in Hospice. It saddens me even more to know that he passed on my birthday. Sonny and I've had many many phone conversations through the years and of course the main topic was sports. Don't think I've ever known any person more fond of sports .... well, maybe besides his mom. I'm going to miss his phone calls. He'd always start the conversation with "Katie, it's Sonny, just checkin' in with you." I'm glad he was a part of our lives. -Katie Sheeran Johnson ('61) ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Roger Gress ('61) Happy Birthday to Rita Eckert Small, Classic Class of ('61). -Roger Gress ('61) ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) Happy Birthday to Katie Sheeran Johnson ('61)! I could hardly believe how ridiculous it was that Lynda Brandon ('70) was charged for going out of the state. I am remembering the many times I've rented cars in Portland to go to the Tri-Cities, and the fact that I almost took the Seattle rented car to Canada! I will remember to ask about that tracking device and their policy on going out of the state next time. Sounds like a good case for Dateline or 60 Minutes to take up. That fee is just ridiculous. Maybe $5.00 for going out of the state would fly. We Bombers have to stick together!! -Helen Cross Kirk ('62) ~ West Harrison, IN where all the rain this past week has made the little lake look great, but that grass is growing so fast. Someone suggested we rent a sheep!! As I think of mowing the lawn, week after week, it doesn't seem like such a bad idea. ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: David Rivers ('65) I think it is way past time to put this nonsense to rest. Just read my sandstorm for this morning and there he is....lil' Georgie Kelly ('64) claiming to be in New Zealand. Now for those of you who don't know...Many...many...uh hem...many years ago, George and I joined the Marine Corps together. In Boot Camp we got split up somehow...I think George went to Platoon 264 and I went to 262...but we were in the same Company. My platoon was the Regimental Honor Platoon...George's herd was...well let's just say they did manage to straggle in in time for graduation. Since that time, George has not been able to hide is envy of me. It comes out every time we talk and every time we write..."why did you get to be so cool"..."how come I couldn't be like you"...stuff like that...really anyway, back in the Nam days, I waited till I'd been in country for a year to take R&R....wasn't gonna go unless I could go to they finally opened up Australia to Marines and my Buddy and I headed for Sydney where we had a total blast....Natually, Georgeie musta heard about it thru the now Georgie is really upset cuz I got to go to Australia and he didn' it's been festering all these years since '68....."why him and not me"....even last year when Georgie, Heidlebaugh ('65) and I were having breakfast at a hotel in Vegas you could see it welling up in his mind....envy envy envy....I even noticed that he got that little chip in his front tooth fixed so he could have a smile like anyway...for all you who really believe Georgie is in New Zealand....I suggest you make a little trip out to West Richland and you will find Georgie sitting out there at his computer writing all these stories to make us think he is really in far off exotic there Geogie Kelly...Webb ('64) told me all this and I know Webb doesn't lie...he's a Grandpa ya know!!!!!!!!!!!! -David Rivers ('65) ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Linda McKnight Hoban ('65) To Maren: Happy belated birthday, Ms. Taurus. Also, would love to say congratulations to my dear best friend, Donna Fredette, who is about to be a grandma for the second time. I have said before that being a grandparent is the best thing that can happen to you ..... well, I have to say also thank you to Donna Fredette for acknowledging my recent marriage. For you see, I met my true soul mate, and we were married on Valentine's Day this year in our very own beautiful home in our sunroom. We love the same things (even down to drag racing and our hero is John Force!!!) I have always been so envious of Jim Hamilton and Ms. Nancy for being married so many years, and so happily, and for all the other Bombers who got it right the first time. So I didn't, but ...... Now, I am so very happy and can't wait for all my dear friends from high school who will get to meet my darling Denny in June. You will love him!! I guarantee it, because everyone does. He loves old cars, and motorcycles, and cinnamon rolls, and chili. He is from Chicago, the southside, and thinks we all lived in a bubble compared to his life. I want you all to welcome him with open arms, because he has made my life complete and my heart sing. And, .... he even puts up with my dog, Frankie. You just ask Donna Fredette or Ruth Albertowitz about Frankie ..... Denny gets a medal (or purple heart!!) dealing with this little putz. Anyway, enough of this ...... See you all in June .... Love, -Linda McKnight Hoban ('65) ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Mike Franco ('70) Happy (late) birthday to Meg Cone ('70). You were one of the true CYO dance stars .... always will be! Happy birthday .... and no, I can't beleive you are much over 30! -Mike Franco ('70) ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Greg Alley ('73) Re: Ray Conley ('46) I have meant to write in the past couple days but I see Ray has many more friends that have offered their thoughts and memories so I will give some of mine. Even the hospice folks said he had a lot of friends and visitors and was a real gentleman. My dad and Ray were good friends when I was young and he stopped by our house a number of times. When I was a youngster he gave me one of his brother Gene`s baseball caps from the Milwaukee Braves. I don`t know where it went but I wish I still had it. My biggest memory was in 1969 when, Ray, my dad and brother, Dick Cartmell (73), and Randy Rice (73) went to Sick`s stadium to see the Seattle Pilots and the Detroit Tigers play two games on a May weekend. It was baseball heaven for me and then they moved away, the Pilots that is. I could not wait till 1977 and the return of baseball. Of course by 1969 Ray had been to just about all the ballparks in America. He has provided those stories for me over many years. For the past 20 or so years I would see him down at one of the watering holes in the Uptown area about every couple of weeks and would watch some sporting event and talk old times and some great Bomber stories. He was a true fan of sports and even though I am more of a Husky fan, a true Coug. That never stopped us from enjoying any games but hey, I never saw the Apple cup with him, he went to over 50 Apple cups live. It was also great to talk movies because I went to new ones and he only liked the old ones, but I convinced him to see a few here and there. I will miss him and when I visited Tuesday he could not talk but I knew he heard me when I told him we were going to the Moon Palace to watch the Mariners and that they were on a winning streak and we needed him to come on down. Thanks for being a friend Ray. -Greg Alley ('73) ~ it's a nice day today in Richland and I don`t want to be at work. ********************************************************* ********************************************************* Two Funeral Notices >>Raymond L. Conley, Jr. ('46) ~ 12/24/28 - 4/21/04 >>Joyce Leibel Adrian ('51) ~ 10/3/33 - 4/16/04 *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/24/04 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 12 Bombers, 2 NAB? and 1 funeral notice today: Dick McCoy ('46), Betty Lou Hiser ('49) Roberta Hill ('49), Dave Brusie ('51) Patti Jones ('60), Lola Heidlebaugh ('60) Betty Noble ('63), Frank Whiteside ('63) Linda Reining ('64), Jeff Michael ('65) Melodie DeVries ('76), Rob Hausenbuiller ('93) Mary Unknown (NAB?), Terri Unknown (NAB?) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Leslie Swanson Holeman ('59) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Benjamin Hausenbuiller ('98) BOMBER CALENDAR: Richland Bombers Calendar Click the event you want to know more about. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Dick McCoy ('46) Re: Old Richland To: Wally Wheadon ('49) Some people deny the existence of the Italian POW camp, but you and I know better. The name of Farrell lane, if I remember right, was Koskiesko (sp?) John Huges lived there, as did the Micklesons, and, I believe, the Krepskis. He must have been an engineer, as all the streets then were named after Army engineers. He was a (general?) in the revolutionary war, a Polish national. Goodbye again, Ray. -Dick McCoy ('46) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Betty Lou Hiser Gulley ('49) Re: Ray Conley ('46RIIP) What can one say about Ray - only the very best things. I feel he is up there in heaven looking down on us. Condolences to his family. To: Wally Wheadon (99'49) If you remember when we first came to Richland there was no home delivery for the mail. You had to go to the post office and wait and wait in line for the mail (I went to school from 1pm to 5pm and that was my job as soon as I came home from school). When the post office announced that they were going to start home delivery the people who lived on Farrell Lane raised a big stink because their street was named after a Polish engineer and no one could pronounce or spell it and they wanted the street name changed - thus we ended up with Farrell Lane. If you know anyone who worked in the old Housing (God Bless Housing) group they could probably tell you the original name. I had a boss who worked in housing and did tell me the original name but I was like the people who lived on the street - I could neither pronounce or spell it. I will see if I can find my old boss and let you know. Let us know if you find out. -Betty Lou Hiser Gulley ('49) - From the south (government) end of Richland - weather has been bouncing up and down like a rubber ball - supposed to have nice weather for the next 5 to 6 days. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Roberta Hill Karcher ('49) It's time for a Las Vegas Luncheon. May 1st, 11:30 at the Road Runner, 9820 West Flamingo. -Roberta Hill Karcher ('49) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Dave Brusie ('51) My prayers are with Ray Conley ('46RIP) and his family. Gentle man, dear friend. My prayers also go out to the family of our classmate, Joyce Leibel ('51RIP). Maren (HAPPY-BIRTHDAY) I always knew you were something special. My birthday was April 14th. Glad to know you are a fellow Aries. -Dave Brusie ('51) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) Re: Puget Sound Area Luncheon - South The Bomber Babes and Dudes Reservations are not necessary! You can email that you are coming if you wish! DATE: May 2, 2004 COFFEE TIME: 11:30 A.M. LUNCH TIME: 12:30 p.m. WHERE: Fife Bar and Grill In between Goodyear Tire and Day's Inn PHONE: (253) 922-9555 ADDRESS: 3025 Pacific Hwy E., Fife, WA I-5 North, Exit 136 B (Port of Tacoma) I-5 South Exit, 136 Turn left on Pacific Hwy. E. PRICE: Price range $10.00 - $14.50 includes drink and tip All Bomber Spouses and Friends are welcome! Bombers Have Fun -Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) ~ Browns Point, WA ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Lola Heidlebaugh Bowen ('60) Re: Portland/Vancouver May Luncheon DATE: Saturday - May 15, 2004 VISIT TIME: 11:00 a.m. ORDER LUNCH: 11:30 a.m. WHERE: DoubleTree/Columbia River - Little Brickstone Room DIRECTIONS: Take Jantzen Beach Mall exit off of I-5. Please come help us plan the August 2004 Bomber Picnic!!! All Bombers, spouses and friends are welcome! Please contact me if you are planning to join us. -Lola Heidlebaugh Bowen ('60) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Betty Noble Giedd ('63) I mentioned to a dear friend I was looking for end tables and possibly a new dining room table for my house. She told me about an artist who designs tables, chairs, desks, etc. from old plane parts. I'll include his web address if you would like to see his unique style. Yes, Bombers, there really is a table in his gallery made with a bomb going through glass. No, I'm not getting one. Not my style. The address: -Betty Noble Giedd ('63) ~ Getting rained out in western Oregon. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Frank Whiteside ('63) Re: Cajun Coast - Patterson to New Iberia, LA Well, after a long Easter weekend and a good-sized cookout, boiling 40 lbs. of very large shrimp and 50 lbs. of crawfish, potatoes, corn, mushrooms and sausage, I finally recuperated from a crawfish red sunburn and gathered the energy to get "on the road again" (sing it, Willie!) This time I covered the area of Southwest Louisiana called the "Cajun Coast" following Bayou Teche from Patterson to New Iberia. I had hoped to get to St. Martinville to photograph the famous "Evangeline Oak" (of Longfellow's Evangeline fame) but didn't have time to go another 10 miles--may get it another time. Some are famous and others are private and virtually unknown. -Frank Whiteside ('63) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Linda Reining ('64) I had an email from Betty Noble Giedd ('63) and she sent me the link to a great web site(she is sending it to the Sandstorm)---this guy makes great stuff out of old bombs and B-52s; Convairs; and other planes from the '40s that were used during World War II. Check out his Bomb tables. Really neat. -Linda Reining ('64) ~ Bakersfield, CA - weather is nice - low 70s during the day and 50s at night. My kind of weather. I am in no hurry for the heat or the humidity. P.S. Hope to see Bombers at Coco's in Bakersfield this Sunday, April 25th at 2pm ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jeff Michael ('65) Re: Top Secret Response To: Mr./Mrs. Upton Just wanted you guys (ooops) to know I have made all those arrangements at the old Desert Inn and Riverside Park for your reception that you requested. Yes, I have Shania Twain's hit, "Man, I Feel Like A Woman Now" for the First Dance. And, it was tough, but I found a copy of "Tip-Toe Through The Tulips" for the Grand Entrance. Oh, do you boys (ooops, again) have a favorite Boy George tune? Just thought maybe Karma Camelian would be a good choice. dj Jeff Michael ('65) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Melodie DeVries Lenkersdorfer ('76) Happy Belated Birthday to Debbie Stordahl Holt ('76). Thought I forgot about you didn't you. Hope it was happy! Mel -Melodie DeVries Lenkersdorfer ('76) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Rob Hausenbuiller ('93) I felt I should break my silence to wish my little brother Ben ('98) a happy birthday. Happy Birthday! Hope its a good one. -Rob Hausenbuiller ('93) ~ London, England - where the cherry blossoms are finally in bloom along our street ******************************************************* ******************************************************* * >>From: Mary Hi, I was searching the net for Grant Ross from Roswell. I found an Sandstorm entry from Bill Craddock ('61) "Anybody remember Grant Ross, Larry [Coryell] and others playing at an assembly? They weren't too bad." Another entry from Kathy Rathvon ('63) said "Grant Ross did sing. I don't remember who the others in the group were. He sang "Peggy Sue." The Grant Ross I'm looking for was born between 1980 and 1985 in Germany to Ken and Jan Ross from Boston. He grew up in Roswell. Could that be the same person you remember? My branch of the family lost touch with Grant's branch of the family 15-20 years ago when he was a kid. I was thinking of him and hoping to wish him a happy Easter. Can you help me reach him? Mary ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Terrib ~ Hello, I don't have an entry although I am desperately looking for someone. I went to school with him from grades 1 through 11. He then moved to SC for his senior year and graduated in 1982. I heard?, that he died on January 24 2004. His name is William "Jamie" Starnes. He has a sister named Melissa Hall and I'm not sure if he was married. If you can be of any help with learning his whereabouts, It would be gratefully appreciated Terri ******************************************************* ******************************************************* ******************************************************* Funeral Notice scanned from the TCHerald by Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) >>Stephen Jay Douglass ('48) ~ 4/27/31 - 4/17/04 *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/25/04 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 12 Bombers sent stuff: Betty Hiser ('49), Susan Anderson ('49) Larry Osterman ('51), Ralph Myrick ('51) Mike Clowes ('54), Burt Pierard ('59) Suzie Gunderson ('60), Jim House ('63) Carol Converse ('64), Gary Behymer ('64) Betty Avant ('69), Evan Goldsmith ('03) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Paul Ratsch ('58) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Jerry Spears ('64) and Cathy Clugston Spears ('64) BOMBER CALENDAR: Richland Bombers Calendar Click the event you want to know more about. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Betty Hiser Gulley ('49) Louisiana - I've only visited the areas around New Orleans and Baton Rouge - the tragic thing about that area is that they are losing the Spanish moss because of the production of oil. Did any of you work for DUN/UNI/UNC? We are having a get together Friday, May 14, at the old Gaslight (Jack Son's) on the corner of George Washington Way and Lee Boulevard starting at 3:30 p.m. until ?? -Betty Hiser Gulley ('49) ~ warming up tomorrow - from the old south end of Richland ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Susan Anderson Shattuck ('49) Re: Ray Conley ('46RIP) Ray was a nice person. I didn't know him all that well, but I remember him and was sorry to hear that he was so ill and of his death. Re: Delafield Also I saw an e-mail from a Mr. Toland (I think that was his last name). He said he lived on Delafield Avenue in the '50s and '60s. I lived at 220 Delafield with my parents from '46 to '51 when I married and left home. My parents lived there until the government sold the houses. They then bought a house in the Kennewick highlands overlooking the Columbia River. The Robinsons (Vera and Bub and son, Skippy) lived at 222 Delafield and were still living there in the early seventies. I thought you might have known them as they lived there longer than I did. Hi to all the '49ers out there. Would love to hear from you. -Susan Anderson Shattuck ('49) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Larry Osterman ('51) Re: Kosciuszko In Utica, NY if someone had the nerve to change the name of a Kosciuszko street there would be rioting. We have a sizeable Polish community here. Kasciuszko was a hero of the Revolutionary War. He designed the fortifications at West Point. He was promoted to General and given lands as a reward for his service. He returned to Poland a fought for freedom there. -Larry Osterman ('51) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Ralph Myrick ('51) To: Dick McCoy ('46) Dick, It was not a POW camp. My neighbor, Bob Taylor, lived at the camp with his parents. His dad was superintendent. There might have been Italians in the camp but it was not considered a prison camp. If you are interested, I can get you an e-mail address that will give you this information. Let me know. -Ralph Myrick ('51) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) Re: Club 40 Well, the latest numbers are in for the September, 2004, reunion/party. Kind of discouraging at this point, but business should pick up. So far ONLY 61 Bombers have signed up. I did not count their spouses (unless they are Bombers). But hey, The Class of '54 is leading the pack with 36 known members; the rest of the classes have 22, and the class of '59 has three. You just may have to check out the next issue of The DustStorm to see who all these people are; well, maybe just the two classes celebrating their 50th and 45th reunions. So, you don't know about Club 40 (what rock have you been living under); check out the web page at: and get with the program. Bomber Cheers, -Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) ~ the weather guesser promises 80 warm degrees over the weekend in Albany, OR ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Burt Pierard ('59) To: Wally Wheadon ('49) & the others who commented Re: Farrell Lane AKA I had a pleasant chat with Carl & Mrs. Frick (one of the 3 original WWII House residents still living in their original houses that my brother Dick ('52) & I have been able to locate). The Fricks still live in their Farrell Lane house (since 1943) and confirm what others have said about the original name being a Polish descent General of the Corps of Engineers who had an unpronounceable and unspellable name. The best that Mrs. Frick could recall (remember that this was a scant 61 years ago) was that the name was spelled Kosuickia. A "Ko..." name makes sense for that location since it fits the alphabetical sequence of East to West street names (skipping over the main N-S arterials) of Haines, Haupt, Hunt, Jadwin, Kimball, "Ko...", Mahan, Marshall, McPherson, Perkins, Potter, etc. Bomber Cheers, -Burt Pierard ('59) ~ Richland ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Suzie Gunderson Chiles ('60) To: Frank Whiteside ('63) Re: Plantation Pictures Once again, Frank, you have outdone yourself. The most recent batch of pictures are as beautiful as all the rest. But, I do have a couple of questions. Is the "thing" on top of the roof of picture #09-11 called a widow's walk? If not what is it? And in picture #04-06, there is a cone-shaped roof attached the main house... would that have been a kitchen long ago? I love looking at all the different houses. Keep them coming. Maren, Happy Belated Birthday. I know you had a blast wherever you were. My condolences to the Conley family. It is always hard to lose a loved one. Bomber Cheers, -Suzie Gunderson Chiles ('60) ~ in sunny rural Omak, WA. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jim House ('63) Re: Maj. Gen. J. M. Mattis ('68) To: Brad Wear ('71) I appreciate your updates on General Mattis (68). I found his "Letter to all Hands" as the 1st Marine Division headed back to Iraq, gut wrenching. As an alum of the 1st Marine Division, my thoughts are with General Mattis every day. In my view, his mission in Falluja will be more challenging than the battles for Guadalcanal, the Chosin Reservoir and Hue City. All veterans understand the difficulty of urban combat, I hated training for it much less executing it. Even worse, General Mattis' Marines will undertake their mission under the steady scrutiny of live television around the world. Unfortunately, many around the world would like to see them fail and gleefully report the casualties. Wounded combatants and civilians will be brought into our living rooms. Even the "best case victory" will be costly and severely criticized. Could any of us face that challenge? I hope most Bombers will be cheering for the guy from our peaceful little town who is literally going about his business on a world stage. Semper Fi, -Jim House ('63) ~ Mead, WA - where my sense of humor is on hold ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Carol Converse Maurer ('64) To: Frank Whiteside ('63) Amazing pictures. Thank you very much!!! -Carol Converse Maurer ('64) ~ Eureka, CA ~ The sun has been shinning for a couple days now. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Gary Behymer ('64) Help needed in finding the following 1964 class members: Missing as of April 23, 2004: Rafael Alcazar, John Daniel Alexander, Roxie Alexander, John Anicetti, Bill Baker, Connie Anne Beaty, Don Bechard, Frances Black, Mike Black, Jim Blackwood, Jerry Bosch, Nancy Bott, Helen Marie Bower, Teri Ann Boyer McGrew, Marilyn Brasfield, Barbara Brown, Stan Burnett, Michael Caldwell, Rey Call, Terri Cawdrey Frazier, Tom Clark, Roger Clark, Lewis Cosens, Don Crawford, Janice Marie Curtis, Lea Cutler, C. Davis, James Davis, Darcy Dean, Darrel Dean. Larry Dean, Mary Delano, Penny Dolliver McHenry, Don Doud, Joye Emerson, Rita Fretwell, Alfred Graf, Linda Gruner, Pat Gunderson, Howard Hall, S. Hammond, Kaye Lynne Hansen, D. Hardig, Mary Ruth Harvey, Jill Haverfield, Sandie Hedrick, John Hemingway, Anne Henry, Larry Hertz, Jean Hildebrand, Roger Hudson, Sam Hulett, Floyd Hunter, Jay Jacky, Anna Johnson, Rita Johnson Tamerius, N. Johnson, Donald Fritz Jones, Alan Jorgensen, Bev Kendall, Connie Kendrick, Annette Knight, Cindy Knippers, Dan Koehler, Robert Koehler, Dale Kohler, David Koile, K. Kruger, Ronald Larson, Diane Kay Loasby Murray, Bart Longmore, Ginny Maxwell Coons, Dina McClelland Pickens, Georgine McGinnis, Jack McIntyre, Eugene Delroy McVey, Phil Mercier, Judy Merritt, Stan Middleton, S. Miller, Paula Miller, Janie Moran, John Morris, Elba Ruth Murphy, P. Murray, Dave Oak, John "Jack" O'Connell, Ron Parmer, MaryAnne Parrish, Gregory Paxton, B. Peterson, Mike Peterson, Richard Allen Peterson, Ramona Pitman, Joanne Powers, Jim Ramsey, Peter Rayment, Doug Reed, P. Reed, David Rees, Joseph W. Reynolds, B. Richardson, Gary Richardson, Beatrice Rios, Nina Romanelli Rancier, Peggy Romine, Debbie Sexton, By Shaw, Bill Simpson, Carol Smith, Jerry Smith, P. Smith, Richard Smith, Jim Thompson, JoAnn Tracy Perkins, Mike Trout, J. Turley, Carolyn Sue Ward, S. Ward, Tom Warren, Marsha Weber, Tom Welch, Jack Wheeler, Drew Wiater, R. Wilbert, Jody Williams, Rex Willis, Fred Wollenberg -Gary Behymer ('64) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Betti Avant ('69) What a difference a week makes. Last Sunday 17 miles west of here there was a 16 car pile up in a brownout caused when the winds were blowing 50-60 miles per hour from the north along east-west I-70. When the cops got there they had to call the owner of the field to come out and plow some ruts in his field, so they could access the accident scene. There were 36 patients taken to a nearby hospital for treatment, with 4 flown to Denver. One, a local vice president of a bank in Goodland, passed away on Tuesday. Since Sunday, we have had some good soaking and much needed rains, now those fields are muddy. Northwest Kansas is now out of the negative moisture totals for the year. It won't be long before the corn crop is planted. I know the farmers are breathing a small sigh of relief. Bomber cheers to all, -Betti Avant ('69) ~ Goodland, KS ******************************************************* ******************************************************* From the new ALL Bomber Alumni Guest Book: >>From: Evan Goldsmith ('03) DATE: Wednesday 04/14/2004 10:18:55am Comments: I graduated in June of 2003, I have been enlisted Active Duty Air Force since October of 2003, I am currently stationed in Louisiana. Drop a line just to say high or if you know me drop me a line anyways. -Evan Goldsmith ('03) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/26/04 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 9 Bombers and 1 Bomber death notice today: Doris Palmer ('49), Gini Miller ('49) Larry Osterman ('51), Dick Pierard ('52) Burt Pierard ('59), Connie Madron ('60) John Browne, Jr. ('61), Rick Maddy ('67) Zorba Manolopoulos ('91) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rosalie Lansing Haag ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Melanie Dukes Heffner ('67) BOMBER CALENDAR: Richland Bombers Calendar Click the event you want to know more about. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Doris Palmer Overla ('49) Would like to let anyone living in Florida know that as soon as I can I will start trying to organize a reunion [lunch] to be held somewhere in the central part of the state. I would like to hear from anyone interested. Please contact me and as soon as I return from a short vacation I will start doing what I can, with the help of Maren and others. I should be back in Melbourne, FL on the 15th of May. Hal Smith if you are still interested please call me at 254-9641. -Doris Palmer Overla ('49) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Gini Miller ('49) Hi - I just found out about Steve Douglass' ('48) death. If anyone knows the details, I would be very interested. He was in the Class of 1948. I'm graduating from college (!) in two weeks (Humanities/ Fine Arts) -- and continuing on to graduate school in the Fall on the Internet from Missouri. Decided to finish what I had quit over 50 years ago at CWCE. If I live that long, I plan to go on to the end for a PhD. Would love to hear from anyone who might remember me. I'm still kicking. I move to Missouri then but any email to above address will be held and forwarded later when I get a new email address. The websites look wonderful! Thanks to all who are continuing to work so hard on the reunions and all. -Gini Miller ('49) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Larry Osterman ('51) Our sister, Thoris Osterman Dadey ('49) died April 24, 2004 from cancer. In recent years she has lived in Post Falls, Idaho. -Larry Osterman ('51) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Dick Pierard ('52) The news that Farrell Lane was originally named for Tadeusz (Thaddeus) Kosciuszko is really fascinating. It is sad that the stupidity of the inhabitants at the time resulted in a fine name being dropped, since he would have been one of the most important engineers to be memorialized in a Richland street. What a flubbed opportunity. Larry Osterman ('51) deserves our thanks for reminding us of his importance. As a historian I can add a few details. He had come to America as a thirty-year officer and was one of several foreigners who volunteered for service in Washington's army. He and the German Baron von Steuben are the best known. Kosciuszko was trained as an engineer and designed the fortifications that helped to insure the crucial victory at Saratoga in 1777. He also designed the fortifications for West Point, including the famous chain across the Hudson River designed to block British ships from coming up the river and penetrating the interior. In 1784 he returned to Poland, and was involved in the resistance against the Russians in 1794 after the second partition of 1793 which all but wiped Poland off the map. (The Poles know a lot about occupation armies; we could learn something from them.) Imprisoned by the Tsarist forces, he was released on the promise never again to return to Poland. He went back to the U.S. in 1797-98 and lived in Philadelphia where he was welcomed as a hero. His house is now a National Park Service historical site. Then he returned to Europe, lived in France for a while and ended his years in Switzerland in 1817. His body was brought back to Poland and interred in a place of honor at the Wawel Castle in Krakow, a city you must visit if you ever go to eastern Europe. Interestingly, settlers in northern Indiana named a county after him (spelled Kosciusko and glorious mispronounced Koz-zee-os-ko), with the county seat named Warsaw. I have been told that they get visitors from Poland just to see the place named after their national hero. Burt's ('59) and my grandmother owned a place in the adjoining community of Winona Lake and we went there as little boys. Also, the highest mountain in Australia is named after him as well. Hope y'all find this of interest. -Dick Pierard ('52) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Burt Pierard ('59) To: Larry Osterman ('51) Re: Kosciuszko (AKA Farrell Lane) Bingo! Now that we have the correct spelling, I was able to find a National Park site: which gives a full bio (his full name was Thaddeus Kosciuszko) and describes the National Memorial designation of his house in Philadelphia (in the Independence Hall/Historic area). If anybody else is interested in this bit of Richland lore (the whole street name change thing was news to me), check it out. To: Ralph Myrick ('51) Re: Columbia Camp Give it up. In my mind, the whole issue was settled some time ago but my old buddy McCoy (the Milkman) keeps putting in these little tidbits to needle me. Heck, some people still deny that the Holocaust and Moon Landings ever occurred (even the Flat Earth Society is still a viable organization). I won't even get into the Day's Pay/Bomber Name bogus "Connection." Bomber Cheers, -Burt Pierard ('59) ~ Richland ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Connie Madron Hall ('60) Re: Arizona Bomber Luncheon All Bomber Lunches website A beautiful Sunday at the Shalimar Country Club in Tempe, AZ, brought Bombers spanning 20 years together to feel the connection we all have with one another. Those in attendance were; Charlotte Carlson Terry ('52) and husband Bill Terry who drove down from Prescott; Jerry Swain ('54) from Goodyear; Patsy McGregor Boyd ('54) and Jerry Boyd ('54) from Gilbert; Paul Webster ('56) and Barbara Brown Webster ('57) from Tucson; Gus Keeney ('57) from Yuma; Ned Barker ('59) and Sue Birge Barker ('59) from Mesa; Kathy Graham ('60) from Los Angeles; John Hall('60) and Connie Madron Hall ('60) from Tempe; Terry Ganz ('68) from Dragoon; Bruce Strand ('69) and wife, Toni from Tempe; Merle Huesties ('72) and her "more than a friend, Dave." A great time was had by all. -Connie Madron Hall ('60) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: John Browne, Jr. ('61) Re: Kosciusko Too bad it's hard to 'sell' a difficult name, because this fellow was one of the most illustrious of his times. He fought with Washington as an engineer & officer, & was thanked by Congress for his help. Spent most of the rest of his life trying to institute a constitutional gov't in his native Poland. Was granted French citizenship, spent time back in the U.S. & may have done this country another favor around the turn of the 18th to 19th century. Also freed the serfs on his estate before he passed on... quite a record. Funny thing- he got into it with the Russians, was wounded & kept a prisoner of war for 2 years before he was allowed to go to England. He petitioned the court of Alexander I of Russia to grant the Poles a constitutional monarchy within Russian oversight of Poland, but it wasn't even considered. When he died, though, Alexander had his remains buried with honor in Krakow- must have had a soft spot for the general... I can't imagine prisoners of war being treated this way, these days, no matter how 'noble' they might be considered- just isn't done. ^..^ -John Browne, Jr. ('61) ~ Vashon Island, WA ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Rick Maddy ('67) Re: Kosciuszko Street When I first moved to Maui, I would drive around asking for directions. I did this once. For example, you stop and ask, "Can you get me to the corner of Puunene and Kai'au Place? It is somewhere around Waiale Road. And how do you spell Puunene... brah?" Hopefully you know someone that has lived there longer than six months that can draw you a map without having to spell anything... "Uh, you know whe'a duh banana clump is next to duh... " Rick Maddy ('67) ~ Huntington Beach, CA - Sunny, 80 Water temp 58 Surf's up. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Zorba Manolopoulos ('91) I am looking for Bomber trivia for the web site. The trivia will show up in the directory section. ( If you have any Bomber trivia that you think will work please send it to me. I need a question and four answers. One correct and 3 incorrect. It can be about Bombers, Richland, Class specific or somehow related to Richland High. Thanks -Zorba Manolopoulos ('91) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* ******************************************************* Death Notice >>Thoris Osterman Dadey ('49) ~ 9/16/31 - 4/24/04 *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/27/04 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 12 Bombers and 1 NAB today: Dick McCoy ('45, '46, '02), Doris Palmer ('49) Gini Miller ('49), Shirley Watts ('49) Ann Clatworthy ('54), Ray Loescher ('57) Marilyn Baird ('60), Leoma Coles ('63) Tedd Cadd ('66), Pam Pyle ('69) Anita Fravala ('73), Dan Morgan ('83) Don Sorenson (NAB-Not-A-Bomber) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bev Smith Jochen ('52) BOMBER CALENDAR: Richland Bombers Calendar Click the event you want to know more about. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Dick McCoy ('45,'46,'02) To: Burt Pierard ('59) Re: the Italian Prisoners of War, who picked fruit in Richland, C1943. Where did they live at nite? Gee Whiz, you didn't even know about Farrell Lane? -Dick McCoy ('45,'46,'02) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Doris Palmer Overla ('49) To: Larry Osterman ('51) Re: Thoris Osterman ('49RIP) My sympathy to you and to Thoris' family. I will never forget having her in my English class. I think Ms Brown was our teacher and she called roll each day in alphabetical order, 1st was Horace Nichols, then Thoris and last me, Doris Palmer. We always started laughing and getting into trouble when she would call out "Horace, Thoris, and Doris". We had many good times and I will remember her always. -Doris Palmer Overla ('49) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Gini Miller ('49) To: Betty Ely King ('47) Re: 1948 Flood I just recently jumped on board the Bomber bandwagon - discovering all the great websites. And have been reading the Sandstorm issues going backward. I saw your subject item in the 4/1/04 issue and wanted to add to it. During that flood my family lived at 1206 Gowen Place, that small circular street on the river, off GWWay, across from those small apartments north of downtown. Our house was the second house on the right, a two-story. I remember when the dike was being built right by our house. The tractors went night and day (the noise and rumbling were awful), and the dike reached up to my second-floor bedroom window. We literally had no back yard as the dikes were very close to the houses. They have since been pushed much further out. We were warned to beware of snakes coming down the flood waters and getting into our basements. I have an aerial photo somewhere lost in my shoe boxes filled with papers. -Gini Miller ('49) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Shirley Watts James ('49) Re: Thoris Osterman Dadey ('49RIP) I knew Thoris well. My sincere sympathies to her family. To: Gini Miller ('49) Gini, I went back to school in my 30's and got my degree. It was the best thing I ever did. I never got a chance to practice my profession very long because my husband's job took us everywhere. We spent 3 years in Europe. That in itself was an education. If I ever get around to it and if I live so long, I'm going to finish writing the book I started ages ago. Hang in there and go for that PhD. -Shirley Watts James ('49) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Ann Clatworthy Hogshead ('54) To advise those who knew Bobby Clatworthy (WB '50/51) My brother, Bobby, passed away Thursday, April 22, 2004, in Toppenish, WA. Lu Blakeney Humphrey ('49) of Toppenish, WA was at his side, as was his daughter, Debbie Rice, and his son, Robert, Jr. both of PA. Bobby had been ill this past year, with several surgeries and finally renal failure. Full Military grave side services will be held at the By-Pass Cemetery, (Sunset Memorial Gardens) in Richland, Tuesday, April 27th at 10:30am. Jimmy ('46), his brother, and I will miss him. Dick, you knew my brothers pretty well in the old days... Lu has been, without a doubt, brother Bob's most beloved companion and caretaker these past years. We will miss his wonderful sense of humor and stories of his 20 + years of military service. God Bless you, Lu. -Ann Clatworthy Hogshead ('54) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Ray Loescher ('57) Max Case ('57) promised me he would write something for the Sandstorm. I'm obviously getting impatient to hear from our class president. Anyone else curious about what Max has been up to? -Ray Loescher ('57) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Marilyn Baird Singletary ('60) For the two Pierard boys ('52 & '59) and others Re: the 'Street' named Farrell Lane I guess poor Mr. Farrell or Farrel had a hard time with his name also as the name is spelled different at both ends of the 13 hundred block. I lived at 1326 while going through Sacajawea. Just noticed the difference last summer on a visit to Bomber Home. -Marilyn Baird Singletary ('60) ~ Vallejo, CA - where the summer weather seems to be here with a vengence... 90s and 100s. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Leoma Coles ('63) Happy Birthday Rosalie Lansing Haag ('63)!! As we get older, the birthdays seem to come quicker, or maybe our memory is just getting shorter... I'll be 59 this year, and it always seemed that 60 was really OLD!! I just hope I don't feel that old next year... hope to make it to the reunion again next year, going to miss this year's! Take care, and keep smilin'... -Leoma Coles ('63) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Tedd Cadd ('66) Re: Spelling of things As I read the entries surrounding the street most recently in question, the various spellings reminded me of a book I read recently. I suppose if you start far enough away from the real spelling you'll never find it. Case in point: the author was using certain markings on a ship as an illustration. The marks are horizontal at the place where the ship is fully loaded and there are ones for fresh water and salt water, winter and summer, tropical etc. Using those lines, you can tell if the ship is loaded evenly and to the maximum allowed. The hapless author called them "flimsaw lines" and gave part of their uses. The lines are actually named after Samuel Plimsoll who convinced Parliament to require them in England in the Merchant Shipping Act of 1875. I suppose it would be a difficult thing to find "Plimsoll" starting from "flimsaw." Too bad the editor didn't catch it. -Tedd Cadd, LCDR USCGR Ret ('66) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Pam Pyle Jewett-Bullock ('69) Re: Important Reminder For Mid-Atlantic Bombers! WHAT: FIRST-EVER MID-ATLANTIC BOMBER LUNCH/GATHERING WHEN: Saturday, May 1 11:00a.m.-12:30p.m. WHERE: Applebee's Restaurant 1000 Stafford Market Place, Stafford, VA DIRECTIONS: 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. To Those Virginia, Maryland, and DC Bombers Who Have Not Yet Responded To Earlier Announcements: No problem! Come on and join us, anyway! We'd love to have you! Looks like a fantastic little group of us will be launching the lunch program on the East Coast on Saturday... don't miss it! And, To All Other Bombers...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 email with questions. Bomber Cheers, -Pam Pyle Jewett-Bullock ('69) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Anita Fravala Griffin ('73) My law firm here in Seattle has a week long celebration for Staff Appreciation week. In the course of the week, I won tickets to Thursday afternoon's Mariners/ A's game. It was a beautiful day for a game, even though we lost. The best thing about the game though was the group that sang the National Anthem: the Richland High School choir! If you haven't heard them, you are really missing something. They are absolutely great. Everyone around me commented several times how good they were. I was definitely a proud Bomber, and made sure everyone knew it!!! -Anita Fravala Griffin ('73) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Dan Morgan ('83) Re: Looking for... (more) We're trying to find more friends from '81 thru '89 for a Picnic in the Tri-Cities on July 11, 2004. If you know how to reach them - please ask them to email me or to call me. We're also trying to find the following: Smith, Shawn ('81) -- Huckabee, Tamara "Tami" ('82) Lehn, Sydney ('82) -- Tompkins, Sandra "Sandy" ('82) Amir, Sonu ('83) -- Brandt, Chris ('83) Hultgren, Wendy ('83, bouncing email) -- Jerman, Theresa ('83) Spencer, Jeff ('83) -- Tenney, Natalie (Europe?) ('83) Winters, Laura Sue ('83) -- Fox, Steve ('84) Mendel, Frank (China?) ('84) -- Davis, Elizabeth ('85) Hultgren, Holly ('85, bouncing email) Thank you for the help in finding A. Huntington, K. Pool, and T. Tolbaum from '84 and '85! =) -Dan Morgan ('83) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* NOTE FROM THE EDITOR: "today" could mean 4/26 (the day it was written) or 4/27 (the day it appears in the Sandstorm. Same theory for "tomorrow". Attached pictures don't seem to have anything to do with the entry text. -Maren ******************************************************* >>From: Don Sorenson (NAB) Re: Hanford Safety Expo To: All Bomber Descendants The Safety Expo starts today and tomorrow at 7am and ends at 7pm. Stop by the wooden Hanford booth and if your parent or parents worked at Hanford during the war tell the person working the booth and there will be a special handout for you. I only have ten available at this time. But more can be had if you can wait a little while. -Don Sorenson (NAB) Attached pictures: Vets Reg Male Beauty Contest Outside Auditorium *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/28/04 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers and 1 NAB today: Dick McCoy ('45,'46,'02), Ray Loescher ('57) Helen Cross ('62), Jean Armstrong ('64) Patty de la Bretonne ('65), Rhonda Miller ('78) Don Sorenson (NAB) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* LUNCH Today: 04/28 Girls of '63 & '64 Lunch BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marilyn Simmons Arnold ('63) BOMBER CALENDAR: Richland Bombers Calendar Click the event you want to know more about. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Dick McCoy ('45,'46,'02) To: Ann Clatworthy Hogshead ('54) I am deeply sorry to hear of the passing of your bro, Bob Clatworthy ('51). He was a good friend and died too soon. I am glad I got to see him when you and other bro Jim ('46) were out for Club 40. Love Dick To; Marilyn Baird Singletary ('60) Maybe if Farrell Lane is too tough to spell, we should revert to Koskiesko... as long as we can't spell either, why not? -Dick McCoy ('45,'46,'02) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Ray Loescher ('57) Re: Yesterday's Sandstorm Entry I should have listened to my mother. She always told me if I opened my mouth, I'd have to live with the consequences! Wasn't Max Case ('57) president of something? (Sorry bout that Sully Bayless ('57). I can't imagine I forgot about your decent from the gymnasium ceiling). Fred Latendresse ('57), help me out here! -Ray Loescher ('57) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) To: Tedd Cadd ('66) With all due respect sir, I don't think all of us including our beloved and mu ti-talented Maren can be expected to be up on the technical spelling of all types of items. I didn't catch it because I had no familiarity with what was being discussed, and perhaps Maren was in the same boat. -Helen Cross Kirk ('62) ~ Dayton, Ohio at my husband's seminary catching a few lectures. I'm getting to enjoy a few more days of tulips and tree blossoms which are almost gone down by the little lake. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jean Armstrong Reynolds ('64) To: Class of '64 Re: Reunion Booklet for the class of '64 in '04 (The Baby Boomers) Just a friendly reminder to please send in your information during the month of May if you have not done it already. Even if you can't make the reunion, please fill out the form and send it in. We need to have this done by the first of June so we can have it printed in time for our reunion. I have just finished matting all the senior pictures and extra stuff that will be in the booklet. All that is left is for Deedee Willox Loiseau to type up the information. Then we still have to put them together and make copies and bind them. I will be leaving Hot Springs, Arkansas this weekend to make the drive back to the Valley of the Sun. I will be leaving Goodyear, AZ the first of June to drive home to Richland for the class reunion. I will work with Deedee to finish up the booklet. So, PLEASE get the form sent in for us. Thanks in advance. Re: Geocaching My husband and I discovered a new hobby (at least for us). It is called Geocaching. We have found a few here in Hot Springs and as I was searching out some spots on the net around Richland, I found a VERY interesting one. Check it out. GCFF3D) Day's Pay by YeOleImposter You do need a GPS to find these. (Global Positioning Satellite) But, I find it very interesting. Thought I would pass it on to all of you. Looking forward to our 40th reunion. -Jean Armstrong Reynolds ('64) ~ Hot Spring, AR - where it has FINALLY stopped raining. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Patty de la Bretonne ('65) Happy Late Birthday to Rosalie Lansing. You were always the sweetest upper class girl in school. I admired you so much. -Patty de la Bretonne ('65) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Rhonda Miller Williams ('78) To: Ann Clatworthy Hogshead ('54) My deepest sympathy on the loss of your dear brother, Bobby (WB '50/'51). Just to refresh your memory, I am Norma Jean Pittman's ('54) oldest daughter. When I read your post today and realized you were in Richland to lay Bobby to rest, I wondered whether you are staying in town for any length of time. I had a commitment to chaperone a field trip, otherwise I would have tried to catch you at the cemetery. If you are in town, and would like to get caught up on what "Jean's girls" are up to, please do give me a call. I'm listed with my husband under "Kevin and Rhonda Williams, Pasco." Please don't feel obligated, by any means. It's just that I understand you are seldom in town, and just wanted to create an opportunity for contact, should you want to. Again, my condolences on your loss. -Rhonda Miller Williams ('78) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Don Sorenson (NAB) To: All, I blundered in my last message. I should have said the EXPO starts "today the 27th" at 7am and ends 7pm. And also Wednesday the 28th at 7am and ends 7pm. I hope this unmuddies the water. Still have 9 of those handouts. -Don Sorenson (NAB) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/29/04 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers and 1 funeral notice today: Wally Wheadon ('49), Jim Hoff ('57) Larry Mattingly ('60), Patti Jones ('60) Shirley Collings ('66), Tedd Cadd ('66) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* ANNOUNCEMENT: It will be here soon! WHAT: R2K+4 WHERE: Red Lion Courtyard BUFFET: $25.00 per person ($30.00 at the door) Make check payable to: R2K Send to: 2102 Tinkle, Richland, WA 99352 PRE-REGISTRATION DEADLINE: June 14th. Please include NAME and CLASS YEAR for name tags... All are welcome whether you eat or not... Donations accepted Any questions call Kathy Hoff or Linda Belliston Boehning ('63) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Chuck Shipman ('71) More information: Click the lunch you want to know about. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Wally Wheadon ('49) To: Betty Hiser Gulley ('49) The original name of Farrell Lane was 'Kosciuszko'. His first name was Thaddeus, (1746-1817) and he was a Polish patriot and a an American Revolutionary soldier (General). To: Dick Roberts ('49) Thanx for the info re: computers, I build them and have little difficulty keeping them working well. I have to, since my grandchildren are scattered all over the country. It's good to be in touch with some of the old crowd. After having lived all over the USA, and traveled to many parts of the world, I and Joan Rose ('49) have settled in Federal Way, WA. Been here for about 17 years. Good old Washington. -Wally Wheadon ('49) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jim Hoff ('57) To: Ray Loescher ('57) Re: Max Case ('57) & Sully Bayless ('57) Hi Ray! Since you brought up the subject I have scratched my memory to recall who was what and I am not sure. However, who could forget the two great Sully Bayless antics. First his lowering from the ceiling in the gym and giving a speech from the rope on his way down which I believe was in support for someone running for an ASB office. Then there was the move to write-in Sully for President which was stopped because we were informed his GPA did not meet the minimum standard and he would be not be allowed to serve. Somehow out of that mess I think Max Case was elected as the student body president, but I am not positive about that. Then during our senior year in the spring during the campaign and speeches for student body offices, who could forget Susan Vickery sitting all alone without a campaign chairman through the speeches etc. Then came her turn and as she approached the microphone we all heard the roar of exhaust pipes outside the gym and shortly thereafter Sully Bayless walked in in his bathrobe looking as if he had just awakened. Needless to say the gym went wild and we all sat and watched Sully give his speech and antics for Susan who won the position of student body secretary hands down. Now, I can say that after Principaling two high schools and two Jr. high schools in the state and being involved with students as a principal for 28 years I never was witness to such creativity from a student running for office as I was able to witness in my Junior and Senior years at Col-Hi with Sully Bayless. That was truly memorable and what are you up to these fine days Mr. Bayless? -Jim Hoff ('57) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Larry Mattingly ('60) Re: Anti-Spam software To: Donni Dunphy ('63) I have twice answered your post to me but it has been returned. "Remote server would not, or could not accept the message". I belong to a couple of world wide nets on pyrotechnics and safety, and we are seeing a lot of this lately as the local ISPs are adding anti-spam software. Our ISP here at recently cut our spam from over 100 a day to only a couple once in a while. But I have had several call me on landline saying their posts to me keep getting rejected. So now we are working on that. Jay Siegel ('61) had his postings returned from us and came up with a fix but I don't know what it was. "Happiness is the sky in bloom" -J Larry Mattingly ('60) ~ from my office at home South of Tacoma where the warm sun has flowers and veggies popping up all over. Alas, some are weeds. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) Re: Puget Sound Area Luncheon - South The Bomber Babes and Dudes Reservations are not necessary! You can email that you are coming if you wish! DATE: May 2, 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 ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) Re: From 4/28/04 TCHerald "Kafentzis brothers to play at University of Hawaii" The University of Hawaii will have two more Kafentzis family members play for its football team. Landon and Tyson Kafentzis -- sons of former Hawaii safety Mark Kafentzis -- have accepted invitations to walk on to the team. They are the sixth and seventh members of the (RHS) Kafentzis family to play there. Besides Mark, his brothers Kurt, Kent, Kyle and Sean also played at Hawaii. Landon Kafentzis, a 6-foot-2, 205-pound safety, signed three years ago to play at Arizona, but he transferred after two seasons to play at Pima Community College in Arizona. He'll have two years of eligibility left. Tyson, a 6-2, 210-pound linebacker, is a senior at Richland High. WAY TO GO, GUYS! -Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) ~ Richland ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Tedd Cadd ('66) Re: Spelling and the Sandstorm I think Maren does a great job of editing this newsletter. Perhaps I should have been more specific that the book's editor should have caught that "flimsaw" reference. The reference in the Sandstorm was about the discussion of the spelling of a difficult street in another area (not to mention the note that said one street here in town was spelled differently on different ends of the street!). Maren: I hope I didn't offend you about your excellent work on this newsletter. -Tedd Cadd ('66) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Tedd -- No, you didn't. -Maren] ******************************************************* ******************************************************* ******************************************************* Funeral Notice scanned from the TCHerald by Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) >> Crystal Verhulp Collado ('97) ~ 4/25/79 - 4/24/04 *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/30/04 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers and 1 Bomber funeral notice today: Betty Hiser ('49), Dave Brusie ('51) Bill Pippin ('56WB), Helen Cross ('62) Mike Lange ('67), Vicki Owens ('72) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Louise Moyers ('65) BOMBER CALENDAR: Richland Bombers Calendar Click the event you want to know more about. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Betty Hiser Gulley ('49) To: Wally Wheadon ('49) Glad you found out the old name of Farrell Lane because the boss I was going to contact has passed away. She had worked in the old Housing group. Great big thanks to Maren for getting out our beloved Alumni Sandstorm. -Betty Hiser Gulley ('49) ~ from the government south end of Richland - weather all mixed up for the last 2 or 3 days. Supposed to warm up to the mid-80s. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Dave Brusie ('51) To: Larry Osterman ('51) Larry, Sorry to hear about your sister, Thoris Osterman Dadey ('49RIP). Our prayers are with you, my friend. To: Ann Clatworthy Hogshead ('54) Sorry to hear of your brother, Bobby's passing. He was a very good friend of mine. He got a great laugh over the condition of my stomach when your father took me for an airplane ride and did a wingover on my first time up. I will never forget that and him. To: Lu Blakeney Humphrey ('49) Thank you, my dear, for the time you had with Bob Clatworthy ('51RIP). I emailed him several times and all he talked about was you. Our prayers are with you. -Dave Brusie ('51) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* From the new ALL Bomber Alumni Guest Book: >>From: Bill Pippin ('56WB) 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 ('58WB), 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 ('56WB) ~ Silver City, NM 88061 ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) Re: Biopsy I have had many kind and uplifting responses to my request for prayers and good thoughts as I faced an appointment with a surgeon today following 2 questionable mammograms. I did meet with the surgeon today, and while everything looks quite normal to her trained eye, she recommends a needle biopsy to be performed in her office on May 4. So I request that you keep me in your prayers and positive thoughts for the next week, as I am to be given the results late on May 6. Thank you, kind Bombers. -Helen Cross Kirk ('62) ~ West Harrison, IN - it got up to 81 here today. An absolutely great day with lots of sunshine and a little breeze. Wish our whole summer could be like it was today. Even mowing the lawn won't be so bad in this great weather. The lake sure looks good with all the green around it. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Mike Lange ('67) Re: We keep getting knocked down but keep getting back up Tragedy has struck us again. We moved from Maryland in search for a Mayberry type town back in '99. We found that town in Goldsboro, NC. Well... low and behold after we moved there we were hit by tropical storm "Dennis" which dumped 18 inches of rain on us and a week later Hurricane "Floyd" payed us a visit and from it's flooding wiped us out. We floated down to Florida to pick up the pieces and start over again. In 2002 we found a acre of ground and put a 28x70 Homes of Merit manufactured luxury home on it. This was a 1800 sq. foot house with 2 full bathrooms in the master bedroom and a upgraded kitchen. One month ago today we received that nasty phone call we all are afraid of. The house is on fire!!! My wife and I were both at work at the time, her finishing up a 13 hour day and me starting a 12 hour night. We both rushed home and thanks to some super neighbors the house didn't burn to the ground and the 2 small dogs and 2 cats made it out OK. (thank god) We have had a dry winter in Florida and the fire investigator could only come up with a speculation of maybe someone came by and dropped a lit cig and the high winds blew it to the front steps and some leaves in front. Since this was a manufactured home, it was constructed with many types of fire retardants which are poisonous so all the contents from the smoke and water were ruined, even tho they weren't burned. This has been a nightmare for us trying to write up the many pages of contents and pricing them out. This time we have full replacement value on the home. We are doing OK financially thanks to the insurance and the American Red Cross (again). We plan on moving back to Maryland around the 14th of May, depending on the insurance settlement. We Richlanders are durable people and we will bounce back from this again. There is a song that comes to mind "I've seen fire and I've seen rain"... WELL ENOUGH IS ENOUGH DAMNIT!!! LOL -Mike Lange ('67) ~ used to live in Weeki Wachee where it's going to be about 87 and stormy ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Vicki Owens ('72) To: Larry Mattingly ('60) I'm glad you've brought up the issue of anti-spam software. I'm having tons of trouble over this. Thanks to some scammy Nigerians, and more recently Zimbabweans, it appears many anti-spam designers are setting up their software to reject anything from Africa. But hey, I'm legit!!! Stu Osborn ('71) are you listening? Help me out here! -Vicki Owens ('72) ~ Kampala, Uganda - where I spent the afternoon at the dentist. :-} ******************************************************* ******************************************************* ******************************************************* Funeral Notice >>Bobby Clatworthy ('51WB) ~ 6/28/30 - 4/27/04 *************************************** *************************************** That's it for the month. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` March, 2004 ~ May, 2004