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 Alumni Sandstorm Archive ~ May, 2004
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16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 *********************************************** *********************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/01/04 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 8 Bombers sent stuff: Gloria Willett ('56WB), Fred Latendresse ('57) Helen Cross ('62), Jean Armstrong ('64) Bill Wingfield ('67), Don Heidelberg ('74) Tracy Cole ('76), Bethany Grant ('94) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* BOMBER LUNCHES 'n stuff (in order of appearance) TODAY Mid Atlantic (Stafford, VA) - FIRST Lunch TODAY Girls of '60 Lunch BOMBER CALENDAR: Richland Bombers Calendar Click the event you want to know more about. ************************************************* ************************************************* >>From: Gloria Willett Green ('56WB) Re: Rain To: Jean Armstrong Reynolds ('64) Sorry, Jean, the rain is back. We had one inch on Thursday and we are expecting thunderstorms today and tomorrow. To date we have gotten over seven inches in the past eight or nine days. That's bad enough in the Ozarks, but on the Delta, it's devastating. Even though walking across the yard is like walking on sponge, I'm so very thankful that we are not on a flood plain. My husband is a little upset though; he has lost over half his tomato plants, and everything else is turning yellow! -Gloria Willett Green ('56WB) ~ Lonoke, Arkansas - where the Azaleas are in full bloom and the trees are turning green. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Fred Latendresse ('57) To: Ray Loescher ('57) Jeez Loescher! I can't help you out; I barely remember 1957, let alone Sully Bayless and Max Case (or his brother, Brief). I do vaguely recall the infamous Bermuda Shorts vs. the Col-Hi Administration caper in the Spring of that year. Everyone -- well, nearly everyone -- OK, it was a few malcontents with no other life -- rallied in favor of allowing Bermuda shorts to be worn in April and May and of course, in good taste. After much posturing the administration gave in; and about a half-dozen of us poor souls actually wore them. And it turned out to be the guys with the truly ugly legs. Was that a 'tempest in a tea-pot?, or 'much ado about nothing?'. It made the phrase "be careful what you wish for" take on a very real meaning! And always remember: "The rain in Maine has plugged the drain". Well, its time for evening meds here at the home. Good night you Kings of New England - -Fred Latendresse ('57) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) To: Mike Lange ('67) and your wife You have my prayers for a peaceful life in your new home. You have experienced so much trauma in your homes the past few years. I do hope it will all be behind you in your new home. I want to thank all of you for your kind words of support through these next long 6 days until I get a "full report." I just hope the nurse doesn't call and say you need to make an appointment with the doctor to discuss the results. But I will cover that on Tuesday and get an appointment set up then if I might need it. To: Indianapolis Area Bombers And I am happy to announce that Max Case ('57) and I want to host a luncheon for all Bombers who may be near in Indianapolis on Saturday, June l3th. More info to follow. -Helen Cross Kirk ('62) ~ West Harrison, IN - by the little lake with the green grass growing all around and needing to be mowed. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jean Armstrong Reynolds ('64) Re: Arizona Luncheon All Bomber Lunches website To: Connie Madron Hall ('60) GREAT JOB on the luncheon. I saw the pictures on the web site. Sorry I missed it. Hopefully I will be in town for the next one. We are leaving Hot Springs, AR tomorrow to head back home to Goodyear, AZ. It has been a long three months of rain and humidity. And on top of that, the fish were not biting! -Jean Armstrong Reynolds ('64) ~ Hot Springs, AR - where it is not hot, but the humidity is 100%. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Bill Wingfield ('67) To: Mike Lange ('67) ~ used to live in Weeki Wachee Mike, I'm sorry to hear about your misfortunes. I agree with you, enough is enough. We live in Augusta, GA, and would love for you guys to stop by and see us/spend the night on your way back up north. It's just my bride and me living in the house, so there is plenty of room. I even have a pickup truck you can borrow if you need it. Or if there is anything else we can do, let us know. -Bill Wingfield (Blue Ribbon Class of '67) ~ Augusta, GA where it is quite comfortable, but like where Mike is in Florida, we have had very little rain. Normally that's ok with me, as it's easier playing tennis when the courts are dry, as there are no indoor courts. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Tracy Cole Heidelberg ('76) and Don Heidelberg ('74) Re: Dan Heidelberg ('77) Thank you to everyone for sending your warm wishes regarding Danny. He's out of the hospital now and has started his chemo. Also thank you to everyone for all the visits to the hospital! The doctors were very impressed by the quantity of people that could fit into an intensive care room at one time! (I think it was 35 at one count!) Re: Gold Tournament A charity 5-man scrambler golf tournament is being planned to help Dan and Tami with their medical and other expenses. It will be at the West Richland golf course on Saturday, May 22, 8am shotgun start. $50 per person gets you round of golf, beverages, and lunch. Any donations or sponsors greatly appreciated. Call early to reserve carts. Please call Don Heidelberg at 946-9849 or Marc Parnell at 967-3459 or the West Richland golf course 967-2165 for more information. -Tracy Cole Heidelberg ('76) and Don Heidelberg ('74) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Beth Grant March ('94) Hi I am Bethany Grant March and I graduated in 1994 with Richland High School. I want to know if there is going to be a class reunion for my 10 year reunion this year. If so where and when? Please email me. Thank You -Beth Grant March ('94) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/02/04 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Pattie Crigler ('59), Gary Behymer ('64) Georgia Rushworth ('66) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* BOMBER LUNCHES 'n stuff (in order of appearance) TODAY South Puget Sound (Fife) Lunch TODAY Class of '58 05/05 '69 in '04 Planning Meeting 05/15 '64 in '04 Planning Meeting 05/16 Spokane Lunch BOMBER CALENDAR: Richland Bombers Calendar Click the event you want to know more about. ************************************************* ************************************************* >>From: Pattie Crigler Cole ('59) To: Wash DC, Virginia & Maryland Bombers If you did not attend the May Mid-Atlantic (Stafford, VA) luncheon, you missed a great time. Thanks to Pam Pyle Jewett-Bullock ('69) for putting it together! -Pattie Crigler Cole ('59) ~ Amissville, VA ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Gary Behymer (64) The Class of 1964 is searching for individual pictures with classmates Karen Crowley (RIP), Norm Davis (RIP), and Ron Whitney (RIP) involved in a group or activity. Might anyone in this group be able to help out? Also searching for birthdates and regrettably death dates for the following members of the Class of 1964: Lynn Carpenter Rudnick (RIP) Pat Cross (RIP) Toni Pollard (RIP) Mary Weber (RIP) -Gary Behymer ('64) in downtown Colfax, WA! ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Georgia Rushworth ('66) I have a quandary! Has anyone ever heard of a bird, in this case a robin, trying to get into a house? We have one that goes to the back slider, the front slider and the actual front door. It flies up and constantly pecks at the door! It also just sits at the door and pecks it. It isn't afraid of me. If I opened the door it would come in! It demands to be let in. I can tell by it's little birdie body language. It starts as early as 6 am and will go until 8 pm. It wakes me up almost every morning, I can hear it clear from my bedroom. So what is the attraction? I do have an African Grey parrot, but I don't think that is the reason. Does anyone have any suggestions as to the behavior of this robin? -Georgia Rushworth ('66) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/03/04 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 11 Bombers sent stuff: Dicksy Poe ('50), Ann Clatworthy ('54) Tom Hughes ('56), Suzie Gunderson ('60) Irene de la Bretonne ('61), Jay Siegel ('61) John Browne ('61), Pam Ehinger ('67) Pam Pyle ('69), Treg Owings ('76) Monique Mangold ('80) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* BOMBER LUNCHES 'n stuff (in order of appearance) 05/05 '69 in '04 Planning Meeting 05/15 '64 in '04 Planning Meeting 05/16 Spokane Lunch BOMBER CALENDAR: Richland Bombers Calendar Click the event you want to know more about. ************************************************* ************************************************* >>From: Dicksy Poe Creek ('50) Re: Robin To: Georgia Rushworth ('66) We have had a similar experience with an American Robin, a male. He would fly at and then peck at our windows repeatedly. He did this for several days in the Spring. I called our local Backyard Bird shop. I was told that it is "nesting season", that the robin saw his reflection in the windows, thought that it was another male bird, and was trying to fight it off in order to protect his territory, nest and mate. To prevent this activity, they recommended taping newspaper to the outside of our windows, so he would not see his reflection. They cautioned this might be 100% effective, because he might remember where the "other bird" was and return and resume his attacks. In our case it either worked or the nesting season was over. I knew your dad from working in 100 N Area or Exxon Nuclear or both. Memory not what it used to be!! He was a very nice man. -Dicksy Poe Creek ('50) ~ Vancouver, WA - where our weather has been sunny and warm the way I really enjoy it. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Ann Clatworthy Hogshead ('54) Re: Mid-Atlantic Luncheon To: All Bombers We had a wonderful time at Applebee's last Saturday, May 1st in Stafford VA. Pam Pyle ('69) you did a wonderful job putting it together. Carl and I rode on our Goldwing motorcycle, with Pattie Crigler Cole ('59) and Billy Cole on their Harleys. We met Pattie and Billy at their lovely home in Amissville and rode on to Stafford. We biked about 200+ miles round trip to meet with the gang. If you have a chance to attend one of the luncheons scheduled in various states, be sure to attend... they are a blast. It was good to get out and go after losing my brother, Bobby Clatworthy ('51RIP) on April 22nd. I hope to meet with some of you next time I'm in Richland. I'll be visiting the graves of my parents, brother, and many friends buried in the Sunset Memorial Gardens. Bomber Cheers... -Ann Clatworthy Hogshead ('54) ~ It is a warm 80+ here in Fort Valley (not on the map sorry) located on highway 678 in the valley of the Massenutten Mountains in Northern Virginia. Good biking weather for a ride on Skyland Drive and the Blue Ridge Parkway (which is on the map). ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Tom Hughes ('56) Re: May 2 Fife Lunch All Bomber Lunches website Well, we only had eight people show up for the Fife lunch this time but that was more than enough for some lively discussions. I don't think we solved all of the world's problems but we sure discussed them. Max Sutton ('57) is recovering nicely from his knee replacement surgery so we were glad to see Max and wife, Gayle Dunn Sutton ('62) back for lunch. Patti Jones Ahrens ('60), Jim McDougal ('57) and Nick Nelson ('56) joined in the discussions about everything from the economy, Iraq, elections, Medicare and Medical insurance, the Mariners and just about anything else you can think of. We all had a great time and hope more show up for next month. -Tom Hughes ('56) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Suzie Gunderson Chiles ('60) Re: Howard Amon Park Yesterday, I was looking through some very old pictures of picnics at the old park. Since I am an avid scrapbooker, I journal for every page I make. My problem is I can't really remember too many details about the park. I remember "barbecue" places, and the little pool, and the big pool... the icky grass and mud squishing up between your toes after they had just watered. That brings up my question: What kind of trees and flora were in the park and how did they keep that big old park watered? And I am open to any other memories about the park... of course, I remember it as Riverside Park. I also would like a little help in the name of the tavern that was next to/connected to the old bowling alley above the park. My dad used to take me to the bowling alley, where I would sit for hours while he "tanked" up next door. I was only 3 or 4 at the time, but I remember the beautiful, highly polished (shiny to a child) spectator seats that I entertained myself on by sliding across. I remember how kind all the bowlers were to me, even though they knew where my dad had gone. Thanks for any help. wishing you all rainbows and butterflies, -Suzie Gunderson Chiles ('60) ~ in the great little community of Omak, WA ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Irene de la Bretonne Hays ('61) To Georgia Rushworth A Robin once befriended me in a similar way. He/She pecked at my bedroom window awakening me several mornings in a row. One morning, I went to my front door intending to go around to the window and "talk" the Robin into desisting. To my surprise, there sat the Robin on my front porch, and, as with your Robin friend, he/she was ready to come right in the front door. I don't recall how the story ended, but since it was Seattle, perhaps it was rain that intervened. I've heard since that Robins sometimes fly against windows, even to the point of injuring themselves. Could it be their eyesight? Ever seen a Robin with glasses? Get a deck of Native American Animal Cards and check out the information on the meaning of Robins in your life. If nothing else, it's fun to consider. An ornithologist could offer some insight. Is there an ornithologist among us? -Irene de la Bretonne Hays ('61) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jay Siegel ('61) Re: spam A couple have mentioned it, but check your instructions for your anti-spam software. Most of the good ones allow you to setup your own filters, usually about 100, to insure that you receive all email; that you want to receive. On some it is as easy as hitting an F key, others you have to "follow the bouncing ball" and make your own filter. The caveat: be careful who you block. I missed almost a month of Sandstorms because I accidently blocked the address. Clear blue skies and warm, gentle breezes -Jay Siegel ('61) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: John Browne, Jr. ('61) Re: Impudent robin To: Georgia Rushworth ('66) You know, it's probably a reincarnated Being with some unfinished business. Let it in, & leave a touch-tone phone in an easy-to-see location. It will most likely make that necessary call & then be on its way, getting on with its new Life. Be helpful, and your reward will be great- the day may come when that worm you need will suddenly appear, as if by magic! There are ancient records of this type of transition to be found in the sacred writings from India... the fable of the "Bahtmanand Robin" is certainly the most widely prominent. Cheers!- it's Spring again! ^..^ -JHBrowne, Jr. ('61) ~ Vashon Island, WA ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Pam Ehinger Nassen ('67) Re: Robin trying to get into house To: Georgia Rushworth ('66) I had the same problem one time this Robin wouldn't leave my glass door alone. So I call the Animal Control (I lived in Omak then). Marvin the dog catcher came out and told me that the bird was in love with his reflection and would not leave. I didn't like it much but he said there was a problem with the bird and he had to shoot it. But this Robin wouldn't leave he'd been there two days. Flying up and down the door! I hope that helps you a bit. Sorry what might have to happen to the bird. Bombers Rule -Pam Ehinger Nassen (The Blue Ribbon Class of '67) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Pam Pyle Jewett-Bullock ('69) Re: Mid-Atlantic Bomber Lunches Launched Saturday, May 1 was a great day for Bomberdom, as five alumni, one "almost", three spouses, and one WIWAB (wish- I-were-a-Bomber) gathered at Stafford, Virginia's new Applebee's Restaurant for the first-ever Mid-Atlantic Bomber lunch. Those who traveled from far and wide to attend were: Wanda Wittebort Shukay ('53), Ann Clatworthy Hogshead ('54) and hubby Carl "Bud" Hogshead, Patty Crigler Cole ('59) and husband Billy Cole, Earl Bennett III ('63), Pamela Pyle Jewett-Bullock ('69) and hubby Charles Bullock, and Steve Huntington (an "almost" '73 but moved to Spokane before graduation). Dropping by for a taste of the comradery was the Rev. Toby Larson (a Spokane native and former Washington boys' state tennis tournament participant, now a resident Missioner for the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia in Stafford, VA, who was kind enough to get behind the camera to take a couple of our group photos). Steve Huntington got the prize for the longest commute to our lunch. A resident of Lynchburg, VA, he traveled to the lunch from Wilmington, Delaware, following a business commitment there. (Steve told me his wife thinks him "addled" for such displays of Bomberville loyalty. We assured him that the demonstration of Bomber spirit was both appreciated and extraordinarily sane, and promptly awarded him a T-shirt--thanks to thoughtful cheerleader Wanda Wittebort Shukay.) Others traveled (four via motorcycle) from little Virginia "burgs" such as Reva, Fort Valley, and Lake Ridge. It's interesting that some of the places we now call home make Richland look like a big, sprawling metropolis! Watching us swap stories and memories of "a long time ago in a land far, far away," other restaurant patrons surely couldn't have guessed that none of us had met prior to the day's gathering. In fact, we had such a good time that we had no difficulty concluding the experience MUST be the fall. We're looking toward October, and sincerely hoping others from the Mid-Atlantic Region will join us for that next time. Watch the Sandstorm for details. In the meantime, an online photo album of the gathering can be enjoyed by all. To view, go to and click on the 'view' button. There is no need to register/sign on as a member of Kodak's Ofoto service (which is free, by the way) unless you desire to use the service in the future to create, save, share and order prints from your own photo albums. I use it when I want to have the ability to share photos with groups of friends. Bomber cheers, -Pam Pyle Jewett-Bullock ('69) ~ Stafford, VA ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Treg Owings ('76) Re: Robins To: Georgia Rushworth ('66) We had a robin do the same thing. I think it saw it's reflection and wants to fight. Here is a picture of ours. -Treg Owings ('76) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Monique Mangold Beaucour ('80) To: Bill Wingfield ('67) Do you remember me? Monique ('80) from France? You've sent me messages from time to time ...I told you we would visit you once while in the States... Well this year it's my elder daughter's turn. Deborah (20 years old) is going to spend her summer at the Meneely horse show in Stockbridge near Atlanta. It's a course for school since she wants to become a horse biology teacher and needs to go in an English-speaking country to learn the specific vocabulary and because it's the only way to really learn a foreign language. So of course I count on you to rescue my baby in case she'll be in trouble for a reason or another ...I'm sure she won't, but you know how mothers are... and of course I know Bombers do what ever they can for each other! Have a nice May! -Monique Mangold Beaucour ('80) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/04/04 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 11 Bombers sent stuff: George Swan ('59), Larry Mattingly ('60) Lola Heidlebaugh ('60), Patti Jones ('60) Tim Smyth ('62), Carol Converse ('64) Gary Behymer ('64), Jeff Michael ('65) Shirley Collings ('66), Don Andrews ('67) Stu Osborn ('71) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* BOMBER LUNCH TODAY - Girls of '52 BOMBER CALENDAR: Richland Bombers Calendar Click the event you want to know more about. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: George "Pappy" Swan ('59) To: Georgia Rushworth ('66) Re: Robin trying to get into house Based on your experience and those of others responding, I fear there is a ring of bird "thieves" bent on robin' houses. I know, I will retreat into seclusion again for a while. -George "Pappy" Swan ('59) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Larry Mattingly ('60) Re: Nesting Robins The recent tales of Robins reminded me of our robins that used to nest every year in our back yard. We had 9 tall poplar trees in our back yard and the same pair of robins would show up every Spring and would gather up twigs and grass and build a nest in a secure spot. We never saw one blow down. My dad would put out some twigs and pieces of bright string just to watch how those birds would use them. One of the strings would be attached to a nail in the ground. The robin would pick it up and fly away....BLAM... he would crash to the ground. Not hurt, he would get up and try again with the same results. Watching that bird walking around and eyeballing that string from different angles and pulling and tugging on it was great entertainment as that robin just would not give up. Finally after a couple of hours mom or I would go out and snip the string and move it a bit so the robin would try again with success. I don't know how many babies we saw learn to fly over the years. One of my fondest memories of Richland is that particular happy chirp as a robin greats the morning sun. "Happiness is the sky in bloom" -J Larry Mattingly ('60) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Lola Heidlebaugh Bowen ('60) WHAT: May Portland/Vancouver Bomber Luncheon WHEN: Saturday - May 15, 2004 TIME: 11:00 - visiting time; 11:30 - lunch orders taken WHERE: DoubleTree/Columbia River - Little Brickstone Room DIRECTIONS: Take I-5 to Jantzen Beach exit Please come help plan the August 2004 Bomber Picnic! All Bombers, spouses and friends are welcome! Please contact Lola Heidlebaugh Bowen ('60) if you are planning to join us. -Lola Heidlebaugh Bowen ('60) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) Re: Robin To: Georgia Rushworth ('66) any Bomber looking for answers to do with birds! What a dilemma with the Robin. The newspaper, suggested by Dicksy Poe Creek ('50), to get rid of the reflection is probably the best way to send the Robin away. Putting outdoor shades, such as bamboo shades, on the windows could do it also. You might also check the area where the Robin comes to, to see if there are any flowers or foods that can attract the Robin. Putting food, such as, sunflower seeds out in your yard far away from the house might also help. I do not consider myself an Ornithologist but thanks to Mr. Galati my teacher in sixth grade I have watched birds through out the years. Being as I do feed the birds, I have found the following magazine to help me with answers about birds. Birds & Bloom is the magazine, which can be ordered online. A subscription can bring six magazines per year packed with questions and answers from people all over the United States who have had experiences with birds and flowers and more. Like the Sandstorm it is a priority for me to read as soon as it arrives. The link is: I now know the Sandstorm - after the write in about the Robin - is also a good place to ask questions about birds. **grin** To: Irene de la Bretonne Hays ('61) Re: Robin After reading your article in the Sandstorm about the Robin I quickly pulled out my Medicine Cards by Jamie Sams, which are outstanding. Sorry, there is not a Robin. Only, Eagle, Grouse, Swan, Crow and Hummingbird in the bird family. Would have been interesting to see what the cards would have said about a Robin if it was in the book. -Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) ~ Browns Point, WA - Rain is in the forecast again. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Tim Smyth ('62) Re: Bombers Beware- If any of you have received a letter from the JBC Legal Group, Bloomfield, NJ demanding payment for a check that you may have written many years ago, DONT SEND THEM ANY MONEY. It may have been a dishonored check, but not necessarily. Dont be a victim. Connect to these websites and read!! Click here for a report done by our local NBC affiliate, Channel 6 in Albany, NY Entries from a website, which is very good, by the way, about JBC Legal Group. -Tim Smyth ('62) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Carol Converse Maurer ('64) To: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) You should take and send in a few pictures of your little lake that you are always talking about. I would love to see it! You are in my prayers and thoughts. Good luck. I know the Lord will be with you, especially in these next few days! To: Suzie Gunderson Chiles ('60) I remember the mud in between our toes as well at the park (Riverside). Those trees are HUGE, but I don't know the names of them. I remember they watered the park with the kind of sprinklers that go back and forth. I'm blank right now as to the name of them. I don't remember the big pool at all, but do remember the wading pool. I'm thinking that they had already filled in the big pool before I was going to the park. Gee, I spent many, many hours at the park. I would play tennis quite often there also. The little tavern attached to the Community Center, where the bowling alley was the Gaslight, as far as I remember. -Carol Converse Maurer ('64) ~ Eureka, CA - We've had a week of very nice warm weather. Need to plant the rest of my flowers today, as Wed., it's to rain. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Gary Behymer ('64) To: John Browne, Jr. ('61) Re: "Bahtmanand Robin" "There are ancient records of this type of transition to be found in the sacred writings from India... the fable of the "Bahtmanand Robin" is certainly the most widely prominent." In regards to your comments in this morning's Alumni Sandstorm... I was fully caught off guard by your entry. I had no idea that the sacred writings contained such a fable. All of these years I had believed in Gil Kane (;-) I mourn his passing... -Gary Behymer ('64) ...lost in downtown Colfax, WA ...where the women are strong...the men good looking...and the kids about average. P.S. ...with memories of "Browne, Browne, Browne" being chanted, from the Bomber football stands, the final football game during the fall of 1963. We WANT to believe he was twirling 'the ring' on his finger when he ran onto the playing field. (The Browne here would be Mark Browne, Class of 1964 - RIP) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jeff Michael ('65) Re: Robin Redbreast To: Georgia Rushworth ('66) Thank you, thank you. We lost our pet robin a few weeks back and thought we'd never see it again! Please, let it in and I'll come get it right away. We were playing fetch with a night crawler here at the house, and I had the screen door open... She flew out to get the worm and must have gotten lost. Maybe it's because of that quandary you mentioned. We have one at our place, too. Poor robin must have mistaken yours for ours. Oh, don't worry about your parrot...the robin's been "fixed". dj Jeff Michael ('65) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) Re: spam from Jay Siegel ('61) I, too, wonder if I had my spam filter set incorrectly. (I just changed it.) I am only receiving mail from Maren and the Sandstorm. That could be a good sign indicating that no spam is getting through. But, on the other hand, it means no one wants to talk to me ... -Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) ~ Richland ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Don Andrews ('67) To: Georgia Rushworth ('66) We had the same experience last year with a robin. I was told that this time of year the male robins (mating season you know) are more aggressive and when they see their reflection in a window they will do exactly what you described. It is assumed they think their reflection is a rival male and they will not give up beating their head against a window (testosterone affect). If you can put something over the outside of the window so they can't see their reflection they will stop or move to another window. Good luck. -Don Andrews ('67) ~ Ridgefield, WA - Enjoying the beautiful Golf weather we have been having. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Stu Osborn ('71) Re: Don't get SASSED, Bombers Two slightly different versions of a new worm virus called "Sasser" were discovered on Saturday, Alumni Sandstorm readers. They exploit the local security authority subsystem Service (LSASS) buffer-overflow vulnerability identified by Microsoft last month. Computers running Windows 2000 and XP are primary targets. As with earlier worms, a patch to close this security hole in Windows had been available for download 18 days before Sasser was found. The worm attacks systems connected to the internet that were not updated with these software fixes. PCs infected with Sasser will either crash and restart repeatedly or start scanning the Web for other vulnerable computers to infect. When infected, you'll see a "System Shutdown" dialog box which cannot be dismissed count down from 30 seconds until your system reboots. Unlike previous Internet worms, Sasser enters and infects vulnerable PCs without any action on the part of the user, allowing it to spread quickly. This time you don't have to open email attachments to be infected. Simply connecting to the Internet using an unprotected PC is enough. The worm can infect unprotected computers less than 10 minutes after they are connected. Because the virus seeks out infectable computers automatically and does not use email to spread, experts said personal home machines may be most vulnerable. A link on the Microsoft's home page instructs users to make sure that they have enabled their protective Internet connection firewall in Windows XP, updated Windows to close the security loophole that the worm exploits and then to remove the worm from their hard drives. Keeping virus detection programs updated with the latest signature file to detect the latest viruses and setting up Windows to auto download and install new "critical" patches will keep systems safer from the newest worms. While the Sasser worm does not seriously damage infected computers, hackers could try to spin off more malicious variants in the coming days. For those without virus protection software, I've linked Trend Micro's free online virus scanning and cleaning site below: -Stu Osborn ('71) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/05/04 - CINCO DE MAYO ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 9 Bombers sent stuff: Ken Ely ('49), Wanda Wittebort ('53) Ruth Patty ('56), John Browne, Jr. ('61) Roy Ballard ('63), Bill Wingfield ('67) Pam Ehinger ('67), Mary Jane Smith ('70) Lynn Noble ('72) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Patti Cole Pierce ('52) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Janice Wise Sola ('71) BOMBER CALENDAR: Richland Bombers Calendar Click the event you want to know more about. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Ken Ely ('49) To: Suzie Gunderson Chiles ('60) The tavern at the end of the Recreation Center near the bowling alley was "The Richland Tavern". It was later replaced by "The Gaslight". -Ken Ely ('49) ~ Orangevale, CA - eagerly awaiting the Bomber Luncheon on the 10th ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Wanda Wittebort Shukay ('53) Re: FOR THE BIRDS Wittebort's chicks Thought all the Robin lovers would like to see the picture of our latest brood of Chickadees. We have lived here in Lake Ridge, VA for almost five years and put up bird houses (Chickadee house on our fence and three Robin houses along perimeter of woods, 100 yards apart) and the Chickadees have nested twice a summer producing 9 times. There are 6 babies in this shot taken by my son. My son Joe and I are both bird watchers, feeders and just plain love all the wild life. We get deer, raccoons, red fox, and of course many squirrels. Bomber Greetings -Wanda Wittebort Shukay ('53) ~ Lake Ridge, VA ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Ruth Patty Holesworth ('56) Re: Old Rec Hall The Rec Hall was the whole building consisting of the Tavern, Bowling Lanes, Lunch Counter. Pinball machines and at the South end, the Dining Room. My Mother worked at the Rec Hall Tavern as a bartender. The tavern changed to The Frontier then the Gaslight and now Jacksons. The Dining Room was later used for Hi-Spot dances. I believe the Big Pool in Riverside Park was filled in after the 1948 flood. Does anyone remember The Mart? It was the building south of where the Federal Building is today. It had a drug store, soda fountain and lounge. [] There was also a DayCare Center on the northwest corner of Jadwin and Lee Blvd. I remember it had a white picket fence. -Ruth Patty Holesworth ('56) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: John Browne, Jr. ('610 Re: A "Q" for Stu Here's the problem: isn't it tough to 'firewall' the infected computer AND keep it running long enough to download the patch from the Internet at the same time? 2 good friends in my 'hood spent most of a day (and a reservoir of good will) dealing with this over the weekend. Seems like there should be some "white knight" hacker out there who'd set up a system (akin to the virus promulgators) that searched for 'unprotected' Windows OS machines & installed the patch while no one was looking... ^..^ -JHBrowne, Jr. ('61) ~ Vashon Island, WA ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Roy Ballard ('63) To: Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) We all want to talk to you Shirley, but I don't know what to say, I'm at a loss for words. -Roy Ballard ('63) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Bill Wingfield ('67) To: Monique Mangold Beaucour ('80) ~ France I'm glad to hear that you are feeling better about your daughter Deborah's coming to Atlanta, GA. Please tell her to call me if she has any fears at all. Please keep me posted on how she's doing. I sure think you should come over here and visit her. :-) -Bill Wingfield (BRC '67) ~ Augusta, GA where it is turning warm. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Pam Ehinger Nassen ('67) I would love to find out how to stop this Spam stuff! I get any where between 10-30 spam notes each time I open my email! If there is a spam stopper, I need it bad! Could someone out in Bomber Ville tell me how I can do this! Also I want to Congratulate The Sandstorm for winning the Edward R Murrow Award! WAY TO GO!!! That's our Col-Hi/ Richland Hi! Keep up the good work! Bombers Rule -Pam Ehinger Nassen (The Blue Ribbon Class of '67) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Mary Jane Smith Poynor ('70) Re: Gary Behymer ('64) "...lost in downtown Colfax, WA ...where the women are strong...the men good looking...and the kids about average." Hey Gary - I'll agree that the women are strong and the men good looking since my brother and his wife live in your fine town - however I have to take issue with the average kids!! My niece and 2 nephews must be an exception to your rule!! Happy Spring!! -Mary Jane Smith Poynor ('70) ~ Anchorage, where the snow in the front yard has finally disappeared! Alaska ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Lynn Noble Paden ('72) To: Stu Osborn ('71) Thanks for the alert. Not much was said about the Sasser worm until the last couple of days. My system automatically downloads updates for Windows XP, but via the Sony VAIO support. It seems like one of these updates should have alerted me that the patch was available...perhaps I need to make that request of VAIO. I downloaded the patch yesterday from Microsoft and it took all of 28 seconds to do. The only confusing part was knowing which XP patch to download, since four were listed. I finally took a gamble and downloaded one by process of elimination. All seems to be okay... -Lynn Noble Paden ('72) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/06/04 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 12 Bombers sent stuff: Betty Hiser ('49), Mike Clowes ('54) Norma Myrick ('54), Marilyn Baird ('60) Jay Siegel ('61), Helen Cross ('62) Georgia Rushworth ('66), Stu Osborn ('71) 5 Cole Bombers ('50, '55, '63, and '66) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Brad Pugh ('66) BOMBER CALENDAR: Richland Bombers Calendar Click the event you want to know more about. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Betty Hiser Gulley ('49) To: Ruth Patty Holesworth ('56) Re: The Mart Do I remember the Mart? I spend many an hour as a teenager in the Mart section (eating place). In addition to the Mart it had the Evergreen Room (lounge), cafeteria (the entire building originally was a cafeteria), Economy drug store (which later became a part of the Payless chain and moved), and jewelry store (Nihart's). I really missed it as we had to find another "hangout." Muscles spent a lot of time in there also. Re: The big pool Camp Hanford was here then and wanted to maintain the pool for the military but Uncle Sam (Federal Government) said it did not meet certain standards so they filled it in and built the big pool (George Prout) on Swift. Re: The Day Care Center It was located on Geothals-now-Jadwin and Lee Blvd. in a Quonset hut. A lot of women who worked in the 700 Area (between Knight Street and Lee Boulevard - east and west) and Geothals-now-Jadwin and Stevens Dr. - north and south) used the day care. That location later had a filling station (gas) and after that became what is now US Bank. Re: Rec Hall I didn't spend much time in the Rec Hall as a teenager - only later years when I bowled in a league. I used to go up with my mother to the Rec Hall - she smoked - and bought cigarettes - you had to wait in a big long line - and they only sold you one pack at a time. Really hard on smokers. -Betty Hiser Gulley ('49) - from the south end (government portion) of Richland where the weather has cooled off to where it should be (low 70s). Wind is blowing!!! ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) As some of you may be aware, The Class of '54 will be holding its 50th reunion come this September. We have a good idea where most of our class members are (within reason) and they are being contacted. But there are a few who have sort of dropped out of sight (so to speak). If you or anyone you know recognizes as name or two here please have them contact us through the Class's web page at: or the Club 40 Web Page at: Now, here are the classmates we are looking for: Pat Barber, David Berst, Mary Ann Bollen, Edward Borello, Bob Bunch, Suzanne Evelyn Burn, Jim Butler, Gail Craven, Pat Faigeneault, Patricia Jean "Pat" Duffy, Jeanine Dye, Ed Ray Edwards, Roger Ensign, Wayne Ewing, Bill Gean, Betty Jean Geiger, Tom Griffith, Kaye Horrocks, Tom Johns, Jackie Luckey, Dwaine Mann, June Marshall, Claire Martin, Nancy McClelland, Jim McClure, Lorraine Murphy, Loretta Murphy, Jane Parker, Gene Peisker, Lyle Peterson, Shirley Riggs, Valarie Rowland, Barbara Sargent, DiAnn Schuster, James Scoggin, Clark Sheridan, David Short, Jack Sitton, Garry Strong, Pat Thomas, Florance Tighwater, Dixie Trout, Alice Verbrugghen, Norma Wissinger, Earl Yates, Leslie Young and Micheal Zimmerman. And if your name isn't here and you haven't yet committed to coming "vell, ve haff vays". Bomber Cheers -Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) - Albany, OR - where it's briefly (I hope) back to the monsoons. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Norma Myrick Nunamaker ('54) To: All Bombers in the Seattle area I am very involved here in the Tri-Cities with welcoming home our military men and women. Our group "American Citizens Encouraging Support" (ACES) was started during the Gulf War and we welcomed over 300 at that time. So far we have welcomed 120 and know we have missed some as we did not know they were coming in. We have a red carpet, flags from all branches including POW/MIA, music and gifts for each one. We shed tears of joy with each homecoming as most of the Heroes returning share those tears with us. I can't explain the pride we feel for each one. They receive hugs and hand shakes from each and every one of us. Most of us feel they are a part of us even if we have never met until that moment. We have members that come from Hermiston and Milton-Freewater. We can go anywhere to great them, the Pasco Airport, and those that come in other ways we do at their homes, Hubbies Pizza, Red Robin, Granny's, parks, etc. We also sent care packages, send to wounded, work with the 303rd Nat'l Guard that is in Iraq at this time. We had a large send off for them at the Pasco Armory and now help their families here when they need help through AmVets Shoulder to Shoulder program. As you can see this requires a lot of time and love for those giving so much for us, but it is worth every minute. Now I will get down to business. We have received many requests from military units and families wanting someone in the Seattle area to have homecomings for the ones coming home in that area. Any Bombers that live over there can be of help to me by letting me know of anyone that is interested in starting up a group of this type. The founder of our group, Carol Boe, and I will be happy to work with anyone that in interested in giving some time. One rule we have is that we never include politics as no matter for or against the war we must support our troops and our supports come from our hearts 100%. Thank you for reading my "book". Keep our troops all over the world in your prayers. -Norma Myrick Nunamaker ('54) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Marilyn Baird Singletary ('60) Re: Lottery How many Bombers have become Million Aires through the Amsterdam/Netherlands Lottery? I have gotten two different notifications and winning 2 Million "WOW" I can't stand the excitement!!! I'm just waiting for the results of the NIOSH. That would be enough for me, feeling that the Government gave back a little of what it took from my Mother. Re: Virginia Luncheons In the early '70s, I was working at Quantico with the Marines and lived in Woodbridge and Stafford. I really loved it there and often would like to return. My husband's relatives have family reunions at Dumfries, coming from the entire east coast every few years. Re: Famous Bombers Is Terrence Knox, aka Terry Davis ('65) doing any new projects? Whenever I brag about a fellow school mate, I'm asked 'what are they doing?' And how about Michael Peterson ('77), our Country singer? Just wanted to know. -Marilyn Baird Singletary ('60) ~ From the sunny and warm NorthWest Bay of San Francisco. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jay Siegel ('61) Re: Spam 'n' Worms To: John Browne ('61) That smacks a bit of "Big Brother"! Seriously, when you register your OS online with Microsoft, they have a block to check if you want to be informed of future updates, or at least they used to. Many who did check the block would change the setting the first time that they logged on and ended up in the maze of Microsoft home! A solution is to periodically log on to Microsoft home and check for updates - you can do it on a slow evening when there isn't much mail or other surfing to do. I received a warning from my ISP with the link to the update and I assume that many more ISPs did the same. To: Pam Ehinger Nassen ('67) There are many spam blockers available but most are too drastic in their filters - fine if you aren't hoping to hear from a long lost classmate or a new friend - anyone whose address isn't passed by your spam filter. SBC YAHOO, my ISP uses a different tack - being a internet mail provider, they trap filtered email to a "Bulk" folder. You can periodically review the source and title of the messages held without actually opening the message, even with a couple of hundred of messages in my bulk mail, I am able to scan, mark and delete the trash without loosing any desired messages and not opening any that might be infective! There should be similar spam blockers available for computer based email (Outlook Express is a computer based email system), however the file has to be downloaded to your PC from the web which is all that it takes for newer viruses. Clear blue skies and warm, gentle breezes -Jay Siegel ('61) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) Re: The patch Since you are commenting on this, I thought I'd add my uneducated stumbling in this department. I received an email from my server (or some department of it) to unload a "patch". I tried to do it and the necessary site was blocked by what: my virus detector? I notified the msn address who has sent the original message and I've received nothing back yet. My son finished up (for this year) at Purdue this weekend, and I thought I'd ask him about it, as I haven't a clue what to do further, and just refuse to open up names I can't identify anymore. Re: My Health I had the biopsy without problem, and now am waiting for the results. The doctor told me I'd hear from her late tomorrow or by Friday noon. This waiting is difficult. Thank you for the many encouraging messages from many Bombers. I will answer them all as soon as I have something to answer. Re: Another new Bomber Lunch To: Anyone near our area Max Case ('57) and I would like to host a Bomber luncheon on June l9th (sorry we had to change the date) at the Olive Garden in Northern Indianapolis near where Max lives. More information later. -Helen Cross Kirk ('62) ~ West Harrison, IN - where the little lake is sparkling in the sunshine on a near perfect day with sunshine, 73, a very slight breeze, and less than 50% humidity. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Georgia Rushworth ('66) Hi everyone! I just got back from being 3 days in Montana. Guess what? As I sit here at noon, getting my email, there is.. you guessed it, my robin is knocking at the wooden front door where there is no reflection. I appreciate everyone's responses. I still have to go back and read everything in more detail. Actually, I don't mind him/her being here except for the you-know-what on the porches. I did fling open the door to scare it off, but that lasted only momentarily. Al, yes my Grey [parrot] is a female, but the robin doesn't go very near to where her cage is. I thought of that and have been watching but don't see any connection. Anyway, I will keep you all posted as to the bird activity! To: Dicksy Poe Creek ('50) Thank you for mentioning my dad. He was the greatest and I miss him so much. -Georgia Rushworth ('66) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Stu Osborn ('71) To: John Browne, Jr. ('61) I understand how you may have wondered that, John but no. The Internet Connection Firewall (ICF) available in Windows XP doesn't behave like you'd just unplugged your DSL cable or modem line from the Internet. ICF is a "stateful" software firewall. A stateful firewall is one that monitors all aspects of the communications that cross its path and inspects the source and destination address of each message that it handles. ICF prevents unsolicited network traffic from entering by keeping a table of all communications that have originated from the local computer. All inbound traffic from the Internet is compared against the entries in the table. Inbound Internet traffic is only allowed to pass when there is a matching entry in the table that shows that the communication exchange began from within the local box. All this mumbo-jumbo means is that you can go to the Windows Update site and download patches even with ICF turned on. Open "Network Connections", right-click your Network Connection, click 'Properties" and then the "Advanced" tab and check the checkbox to turn on ICF in Windows XP. Re: "Thanks for the alert" from Lynn Noble Paden ('72) And Lynn, Sony won't notify you of available Windows patches but it sounds like you already have Windows set to "auto-download" any new critical updates that become available. Good for you! Because you kept on top of this you had already plugged the security hole (buffer overrun) in lsass.exe, and thus you weren't vulnerable to the Sasser worm. If you'd like to take this protection a step further or if you have a legacy operating system like Windows 98 Bombers, go to, scan for available updates and under "Recommended Updates" you'll find some software to install that will notify you of any new critical updates that become available. It's called "Windows Critical Update Notification". Happy computing Bombers and stay clean. -Stu Osborn ('71) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* Our sister, Patti Cole Pierce ('52) turned 70 yesterday the 5th of May. Sorry this is late, Patti, but know that we love you and we'll do better next year! Enjoy your Mariner game this weekend. -The Cole Clan Barbara ('50), Karen ('55), Judie & Jackie ('63) Johnny ('66) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/07/04 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers, 1 NAB, and 1 HHS Funeral Notice today: Alice Hanthorn ('59), John Northover ('59) Gary Behymer ('64), Lynn Noble ('72) Stu Osborn ('71), Don Sorenson (NAB=Not A Bomber) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kathy Clark ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Laverne Vandenberg ('76) BOMBER CALENDAR: Richland Bombers Calendar Click the event you want to know more about. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* From the new ALL Bomber Alumni Guest Book: >>From: Alice Hanthorn Johnson ('59) DATE: Thursday 05/06/2004 9:58:22am COMMENTS: Bumped into the 'ol Bomber page quite by accident, so I thought I should say HI to every one. I think we are the only HIGH school with such an active web sight. God Bless every one .... -Alice Hanthorn Johnson ('59) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: John R. Northover ('59) Two Things: AntiVirus Programs and Updates 1. Antivirus Programs: I hope everyone has some kind of antivirus program running on their computer at all times. If not, the world can only cry for you when you find out you have been invaded ... I am a civil savant working for Uncle Sammy and am aware that the US of N uses Norton Antivirus. Ask yourself - "How many times have I heard about military computers getting trashed by some worm or virus?" ... the answer would be almost none. Actually very few. It does happen and when it does Norton springs into action. I am not endorsing Norton ... just saying that Norton Antivirus is one of the best. Once you have it loaded you can update the virus definition files at your leisure ... and at your peril or you can set up Norton Antivirus to check periodically for updates. When the Norton Antivirus program is up an running on your computer it should show the Norton Antivirus protection badge in your system tray. Indicating it is active. You can right CLICK on the badge, "OPEN NORTON ANTIVIRUS" and click on "LiveUpdate...". At that point Norton will connect (if you are on the internet) to its update site and copy the latest virus definition files to your computer. Norton will also up date your Norton software if it needs to do so. 2. Microsoft Updates: If you have your computer set up to NOT check for software updates ... and would like to do them manually on your own time. Open your browser, assuming you are using Microsoft Internet Explorer ... any version ... however you should be on Version 6.0.xxxx.xxxx .... You can check the version of Internet Explorer by clicking on "HELP" and then click on "ABOUT INTERNET EXPLORER" ... a small window will be displayed with the version. To check for updates; Click on "TOOLS", select "Windows Update". You will be linked to the Microsoft Windows Update site. Click on the little green button with the white arrow - "Scan for updates". Microsoft will scan your computer to see what updates you do not have. They will present you with a list of "CRITICAL", "Recommended" and "Update" sort of like ... "If you want these" updates. I would recommend that you select all "CRITICAL" and "Recommended" updates. The "If you want these" depends upon software you may or may not have loaded on your computer. If an update is a very large file, 1 or 2 mega- bytes or larger and you are still on a modem ... select one at a time and update your computer over a day or two. If you are worried about Microsoft getting into your "STUFF", your "DATA" or your "LIFE", I think there is little cause for concern. I have been in the UNIX/DOS/ MICROSOFT world since 1982 and have not been able to attribute any spam email, any offers to lengthen or grow larger various parts of the human anatomy, any pleas for assistance from many individuals in Africa to assist them in moving millions into my checking account so "we" can get rich, any offers to enhance, prolong or extend... "bedroom behavior or performance", any offers to stop spam!! or any offer to reduce my mortgage to the many updates I have done through Microsoft. Remember a pound of ounces is hardly necessary if you use the 7 P's of proper planning. v.r juan the geek '59: Necessity is omnipotent - Contingency is omnipotent - Humans have freewill. Shermer-2003 -John Northover ('59) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Gary Behymer ('64) The main article in the Spring issue of "Columbia", the magazine of Northwest History is "The Hanford Engineer Works Village," by David W. Harvey & Katheryn Hill Krafft ('67). nice pages with 5 or 6 photos...don't worry Maren, you've already have them. The cover is a nice glossy Richland Washington - The Atom Bustin' Village of the West logo that appeared on the front page of Richland Day 1947...Pictures scanned by non-Bomber Bob Canavan and submitted by Burt Pierard ('59) You can go to their web site at: to order a copy...WARNING...the Spring issue is not yet listed. The cost is $7.50 postpaid. -Gary Behymer ('64) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Lynn Noble Paden ('72) To: Stu Osborn ('71) Thanks for the compliment about staying on top of the XP updates, but believe me it's all blind, dumb luck on my part. I'd like to think I know a little about the land of virtual reality, but only enough to make me dangerous. Thanks for all of your great support! -Lynn Noble Paden ('72) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Stu Osborn ('71) Re: Patches and Worms and Updates To: Jay Siegel ('61) Re: Spam 'n Worms Hi Jay, That "block to check" is a checkbox Microsoft provides to new users of Windows to choose to get email announcing service packs that contain software enhancements, not Windows critical updates. Checking the box when you register Windows really doesn't mean you are registering to receive Windows patches. Those critical patches are made available constantly on the Windows Update site: When installing a new version of Internet Explorer, checking a checkbox resets your browser's home page to and since that's your IE home page, you'll visit it every time you open your browser. On that page Microsoft announces new updates available for Windows and new virus threats. But of course, you can always change your home page back to whatever URL you wish. I must say you gave very, very good advice, Jay, when you suggested that Bombers "periodically log on to Microsoft home and check for updates". To: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) Re: The patch You may have been the victim of some kind of email hoax, Helen. Receiving "an email from my server (or some department of it) to unload a patch" just sounds fishy. Earlier worm viruses used these types of emails to propagate themselves when people opened attachments in them thinking they came from their ISPs. Logically, uninstalling Windows patches is counter productive. You make your computer vulnerable again. Given the fact that when you tried to go to the web site mentioned in the email and your virus program blocked it, well that really sounds like something weird was going on. I'm convinced that you won't be receiving an answer from the email address you sent your inquiry about this to. But it sounds like you're doing the right thing now, Helen, by not responding to messages or following instructions in emails that you don't recognize the originator's email address. -Stu Osborn ('71) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Don Sorenson (NAB) Re: George Prout Pool To: Betty Hiser Gulley ('49) Didn't the folks in Richland have some kind of fund raising effort to build that pool because the AEC would not fund construction? Also wasn't George Prout a department manager for G.E.? Say around 1947? ...thought I'd ask. -Don Sorenson (NAB) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* ******************************************************* Funeral Notice scanned from the TCHerald by Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) >>Charles Duane Clayton (HHS '80) ~ 4/6/62 - 2/21/04 *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/08/04 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 9 Bombers sent stuff: Betty Hiser ('49), Ralph Myrick ('51) Mary Judd ('60), John Browne, Jr. ('61) Helen Cross ('62), Gary Behymer ('64) Linda Reining ('64), Patty de la Bretonne ('65) Georgia Rushworth ('66) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dick Coates ('52) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dennis Barr ('58) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Patty de la Bretonne ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mike Hogan ('70) BOMBER CALENDAR: Richland Bombers Calendar Click the event you want to know more about. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Betty Hiser Gulley ('49) To: Don Sorenson (NAB) I could not and can not swim because of ear problems I have had my entire life so other than seeing my sister swim at the big pool and taking my children to the George Prout swimming pool I really can not remember how the Prout pool was funded. (I wasn't interested I guess.) George Prout was the General Manager over the entire Hanford Project when the General Electric Company was here. Since we had only one contractor at that time he was the head honcho over the entire Hanford Project. He may have been the one who spearheaded having the pool built and thus the pool was named for him. That is just a guess on my part. HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY to all of the Bomber women who are mothers and to all of our mothers - if your mother is still alive and you have any contact with her please tell her you love her. I have to go to the graveyard to tell my mother I loved her. -Betty Hiser Gulley ('49) - from the government South Richland where the weather has cooled down to where it should be at this time of year. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Ralph Myrick ('51) Re: ACES Picture The lady on the right is Norma Myrick Nunamacker ('54). She and her group, the ACES are doing a terrific job honoring the men and women of our armed services. -Ralph Myrick ('51) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Mary Judd Hinz ('60) Re: John Myers ('58RIP) John Meyers, along with Mark Kafentzis and Fran Rish, will be inducted into the Central Washington Sports Athletic Hall of Fame on May 14. I'm attaching the news article on John Meyers from Wednesday's Tri-City Herald. I'm sure everyone who remembers John will enjoy reading it. I'll watch for the articles on Mark Kafentzis and Fran Rish and forward them also. -Mary Judd Hinz ('60) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: John Browne, Jr. ('61) Re: viral consternation To: Stu Osborn ('71) It probably wasn't the firewall that presented the problem, but the sasser itself, since it was tough to get ANYwhere long enough before the system began rebooting... of course, with the virus already onboard, IT could be 'the source' of some of the outbound messages, couldn't it? So the firewall might just assume any responses were valid... hmmm To: John Northover ('59) Your reference to the "7Ps" list was helpful (although I couldn't recall, off-hand, where I'd put my own). When it turned up I found that it starts with 'procrastinate' and ends with 'postpone'- MY kind of list! Juan, the Yankee Piddler ^..^ -JHBrowne, Jr. ('61) ~ Vashon Island, WA ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) Finally I got the results from my biopsy tonight. I do have some abnormal tissue, but my surgeon feels it is 100% curable with a lumpectomy and radiation as it is encapsulated and in the earliest stage. So I feel it as positive as bad news can be. I will see her to schedule the lumpectomy on Tues., 2 months after my first questionable mammogram was done. I want to thank the many Bombers who have sent positive messages to me encouraging me during this long wait, and for those of you who offered prayers. I do appreciate each one of them, and I have tried to save them to respond to personally when this is complete. Please continue to pray and think positive thoughts for my surgeon and the procedure during the next and hopefully end phase of this process. Re: Worms and Patches I am saving all this information on these subjects for my son who is coming home soon to see where we are in this, as my husband is very busy at seminary these next few weeks. I am glad we have McAffee Antivirus protection. With gratitude, -Helen Cross Kirk ('62) ~ West Harrison, IN - where we are having almost perfect Spring weather, not too hot, not too cold, and not too humid!! The little lake has some ducks on it today enjoying the sunshine, and yes, the lawn needs mowing again. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Gary Behymer ('64) Congratulation William "Bill" Pennick ('65) upon your retirement from 35 GREAT years as teacher in the Colfax school system! Salute! -Gary Behymer ('64) ...located somewhere in downtown Colfax, Washington State. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Linda Reining ('64) To: John Northover('59) Re: Antivirus protection and updates I have McAfee antivirus protection and have it set up for automatic virus updates---have had them since I first bought this computer ('99) and have been very happy with the way they take care of my computer--have been very lucky and only gotten ONE virus (which came from an attachment). thanks, also, for the information on Windows updates---I needed 2 Critical updates, took less than a minute to download them (have dial-up modem)--was a total of 2.3MB (what I know about a computer, would fill a thimble, so am not exactly sure just exactly how that affected my memory, but since it told me it was CRITICAL, I downloaded it!). -Linda Reining ('64) ~ Bakersfield, CA - the heat has arrived... have been in the high 90s and low 100s all week! I am so looking forward to class of '64's 40th reunion in June... hard to believe we have been out of school THAT long ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Patricia de la Bretonne ('65) Thank you Gary and Burt for the pictures from Richland the year I was born. I think my dad would love a copy of the magazine. -Patricia de la Bretonne ('65) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Georgia Rushworth ('66) Re: Robins I just want to let you all know that Bombers (always) rule in the "Robin Department". My front door has a gold kick-plate so that's where he was seeing himself! I am sure that the reason he moves around to different windows has to do with the sun and the time of day. So thanks to all of you! Re: Antivirus I have an extremely trustworthy and efficient anti- virus called "Panda". You can download it online. I have the Panda Platinum 7. You can go to the website at This is my 3rd year with it. Thanks again! -Georgia Rushworth ('66) ~ Proud to be a Bomber in Badger Canyon where it is a pleasant sunny day! *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/09/04 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 9 Bombers sent stuff: "Em" DeVine ('52), Max Case ('57) Gloria Falls ('58), Tim Smyth ('62) Freddie Schafer ('63), Leoma Coles ('63) Julia Alexander ('65), Mike Howell ('68WB) Karen Davis ('76) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Twins: Bill & Mary Bailey ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Val Trent ('70) BOMBER CALENDAR: Richland Bombers Calendar Click the event you want to know more about. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Marilyn "Em" DeVine Dow ('52) Greetings to each and all, and special Mother's Day wishes to all you moms and grandmoms. My little Minnie Winnie is ready to find a new home! It's a nice little 21 ft with 6 seat belts and sleeps 4. Fully contained, it would be great for a small family taking short trips. My kids decided it wouldn't do for me to take off for a couple of months at a time and traveling long distances. It has 107,000+ miles on it. Bought an "upgrade" recently. It's a Jambouree Raley and is bigger than I thought I wanted (27 ft), has a full bedroom, which I will probably appreciate as I trek around the USA seeing the sights of this wonderful country of ours, and visiting relatives and friends. Surely gas prices won't stay up FOREVER, will they?!!?? I guess the Alaskan Bombers are lovin' this---the Dividend Fund is dependant on the price of oil per barrel. So while they are being gouged at the gas pumps, just like the rest of us, at least they will be compensated in October. Have a good and safe Memorial Day weekend! -Marilyn "Em" DeVine Dow ('52) ~ in cooling-off Richland - where many boaters have been out on the river for weeks ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Max Case ('57) Dear Bomber alums, I'm responding to Ray Loescher's ('57) request to submit an entry in the Alumni Sandstorm... do you remember our nickname for Ray: "Gabby Hayes". "Gabby" suggested frequency of motor mouth activity!! I'm delighted to share my journey with Bomber alums... after completing 39 years of service as a teacher/pastor in higher education, I'm happily semi-retired, teaching courses on "Exploring Spirituality in Popular Film" and "Spirituality and the Visual Arts: Photography, Sculpture and Film." I enjoy non-traditional students, 35-75 years of age... I'm serving on advisory boards for Benedictine and Carmelite sisters, adjunct professor at a theological seminary, and resource consultant to congregations exploring how to bring the visual arts into worship and architectural settings... I'm very eclectic in my spirituality, fusing native American practices, reverence for natural landscapes, Quaker/Buddhist/Catholic meditation practices, interfaith dialogues with Christians, Jews, and Muslims... I remember influential friends and teachers from Richland over the span of many years... especially, my favorite teachers and ministers (at CUP/Westside UP)... I'm grateful for growing up with adults who were lifelong learners in Richland... I've always found strength and comfort from facing adversities by "learning something new." That's the secret of growing at any stage of our journeys... I've also had occasion to reconnect with Ora Diettrich ('57), Diane Zuelow ('57), Dorothy Warren ('57), Dick and Dorothy Hill, Cecil ('53) and Betty ('51) and John Bell, Shirley ('56) & Gloria ('61) Davis, Don McKenzie ('56) and his sister Carol ('63)... Walker Douglas ('57), Phil Hefner ('57) and Phil Barr('57), Jim Clementson. ('57). Please know many of above have married names... I'm recalling their high school names. Also had the pleasure of reuniting with David Warren's brothers and sister at his inauguration as president of Ohio Wesleyan U./Delaware, OH, several years ago... David's serving the association for independent colleges and universities now days. It's with fond memories I'm connecting to the rowdy Richland Bombers... "On to State" was our rallying cry every year!! My friendship remains with so many of you in so many places, and I'd enjoy hearing from those who remember our friendship at Col-Hi. -Max Case ('57) ~ Indianapolis, IN USA ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Gloria Falls Evans ('58) To: Mary Judd Hinz ('60) Thank you, Mary, for the news clipping of John Meyers ('58RIP). I tried to send you a personal message but it came back. Sorry. When I lived in Seattle in 1962 and '63, John lived three apartments down from us... it was real neat. He used to come by and say "Hey". This was in site of Lake Washington we could see the boat races there. My heart still hurts for Janet. I remember she came up to Spokane one weekend and we planted daisies in my yard, bless her heart. Whenever I see daisies I remember. I also want to wish all the mothers, grandmothers, and great grandmothers a Happy Mother's Day. -Gloria Falls Evans ('58) ~ Spokane, WA - the weather has cooled off quite considerably today ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Tim Smyth ('62) To: Mary Judd Hinz ('60) Thanks for the news on John Meyers ('58RIP). I remember watching him play for the Bombers when I was a kid and he was awesome. This tribute is well-deserved. The website for the article is: -Tim Smyth ('62) ~ Hudson Falls, NY ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Freddie Schafer ('63) Happy Mothers Day to all you lovely Bomber moms and especially to Ann ('63) who has done such a great job raising us 3 boys. Filip and Rex turned out great the... jury still out on me. Thanks, Ann, for taking such good care of me for over 40 years. -Freddie Schafer (Gold Medal class of '63) ~ from soggy Vancouver USA where we lost our first softball game of the season... blame it on the pitcher--me ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Leoma Coles ('63) Happy Mother's Day to all MOM's out there in Bomber land!! It is sad that I have not had my mom for many years, but enjoy being a mom and especially a grandmother! Life can be at it's best when my little granddaughter "Bryanna" says "mrama" and gives me a big kiss. Take care all.... -Leoma Coles ('63) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Julia Alexander ('65) To: Patty de la Bretonne ('65) HAPPY BIRTHDAY! (a day late) Thank you for being you for so many years..... we won't tell how many! Re: Gary Behymer ('64) and Burt Pierard ('59) Along with Patty d., I want to thank you for the pictures... from the year we were born... oops, I think I just gave away those many years. Re: birds When I lived at Meadow Springs on a pond, we had Mallard ducks come up onto the deck and "bang" at the glass door! No pecking for these guys. They were just greedy and hungry and knew where the food was. Big mistake on our part to start feeding them, but they were fun to watch. And thank you Treg Owings ('76) for your robin picture. Re: Viruses, fixes, worms, and patches Why use MicroSoft when there are so many other operating systems (like Linux and Red Hat) that are not so susceptible to viruses????? To: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) I send you my prayers... as a three time cancer survivor, I very much believe in the power of prayer through God from family and friends! To: Norma Myrick Nunamacker ('54). Thank you for all of your loving work! -Julia Alexander ('65) ~ Forks, WA - where it is going to be one of those gorgeous Olympic Peninsula days! (and we are about 15" short on rain this year) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Mike Howell ('68WB) Hi To all Bombers; Here's to Mom's everywhere. Without them none of us would be here at all. I have to hand it to the women that were around when I was growing up. It seems that they were all named either "Mom" or "Mrs. _______". I know your mom and mine fit in that category. Now a days moms are called Mom, or by their first name, but they are still moms. Happy Mothers Day, MOM. -Mike Howell ('68WB) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Karen Davis Scheffer ('76) I'd like to publicly wish my momma a Happy Mother's Day. She has been an incredible matriarch over the years and quite the compassionate guide to the family functions- --with Sheila's help!!! I love you, Momma, and thank you for your incredible strength and assistance in my last 46 years and especially the last almost 2 years without Pops. Your love has helped bring me over many rough times since losing daddy and thanks for letting me talk about him so much. I know you miss him too---he lives for me in you----thanks for that. I hope you have a terrific day down in wonderful Richland. There's no place like home! Happy also Mother's Day to the other mothers who played a role in my life: Mrs. Margaret Slater, Mrs. Mary Mitzlaff, Mrs. Frannie King and of course my sensational big sissy, Mrs. Sheila Galloway. Thanks, ladies. -Karen Davis Scheffer ('76) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/10/04 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 10 Bombers sent stuff: Kay Mitchell ('52), Karen Cole ('55) Marla Lowman ('55), Max Sutton ('57) Ray Loescher ('57), Burt Pierard ('59) Lola Heidlebaugh ('60), Mary Judd Hinz ('60) Patty de la Bretonne ('65), Rick Maddy ('67) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* BOMBER LUNCH Today: Sacramento Area Lunch BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Don Andrews ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Chuck Lollis ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Suzanne Christianson ('85) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Yesterday: Pete Overdahl ('60) BOMBER CALENDAR: Richland Bombers Calendar Click the event you want to know more about. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Kay Mitchell Coates ('52) Re: A Bomber Hello From Spain Vera Rodda ('52WB) and I have been in Spain for over a week now, enjoying the celebration of our 70th year. Our tour guide is an exchange student Vera had in the '70s and he is about to wear these two old gals out! It feels like we are on cultural overload at times, but we are having a blast. We may have to hire a private jet to get us home with all of our packages. The ancient castles, monasteries and museums we have visited are mind boggling compared to our recent history. Enclosed is a photo of a couple of happy old Bombers. -Kay Mitchell Coates ('52) ~ Zaragoza, Spain - where the weather is warm and the street markets are to die for! ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Karen Cole Correll ('55) I'm really curious to see how many Bombers saw our birthday wishes to our sister Patti Cole Pierce ('52) on the Mariner reader board at the game Saturday night. We (her siblings and relatives) surprised her en mass to attend the game in her honor. A great time was had by all in spite of a loss to the Yankees. How many Bombers were there? -Karen Cole Correll ('55) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Marla Lowman Kenitzer ('55) Re: TODAY - No. California - Sacramento Area Bomber Lunch To: All Bombers in the Northern California and Sacramento Areas (and, of course, anywhere else) How about joining other Bombers for lunch. No reservations necessary! If you would like, you can email Sandy or Marla that you will be at the luncheon (it would give us a better count). DATE: May 10, 2004 (Monday -- TODAY) 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: Max Sutton ('57) Re: Mother's Day Enjoyed reading all the Happy Mothers Day greetings in the Sandstorm today. Most of us though around the age of 65 or older have experienced the passing of our mother. So to all of us in the plight... God Bless you Mom, you know we still love you.. -Max Sutton ('57) ~ sunny Renton, WA - Go Mariner's against the Yanks today. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Ray Loescher ('57) To: Max Case ('57) Thanks for letting us know what you've been doing all these years and where you are. I'm sure others in the class of '57 are also glad to hear from and about you. Now if a few others out there (class of '57) would just let us know how and what they are doing. -Ray Loescher ('57) ~ Olympia ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Burt Pierard ('59) To: All Club 40 people Re: 2004 Reunion Attendees Those of you who are wondering who is coming to the Reunion can check out the Running List of Attendees on the Club 40 Website. Go to: and click on the "List of 2004 Reunion Attendees" button or access the site by going to the All Bomber Links: and click on the "Club 40" box. Bomber Cheers, -Burt Pierard ('59), Club 40 President & neophyte Webmaster ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Lola Heidlebaugh Bowen ('60) WHAT: May Portland/Vancouver Bomber Luncheon WHEN: Saturday - May 15, 2004 TIME: 11:00 - visiting time; 11:30 - lunch orders taken WHERE: DoubleTree/Columbia River - Little Brickstone Room DIRECTIONS: Take I-5 to Jantzen Beach exit Please come help plan the August, 2004 Bomber Picnic! All Bombers, spouses and friends are welcome! Please contact Lola Heidlebaugh Bowen ('60) if you are planning to join us. -Lola Heidlebaugh Bowen ('60) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Mary Judd Hinz ('60) Re: Fran Rish The sports article on Fran Rish was in this morning's [5/9/04] Tri-City Herald. Thanks, Tim Smyth ('62) for the great website The article on Fran Rish isn't on it yet, but I'm sure it will be soon. I'm attaching the newspaper article here as it includes a great picture. -Mary Judd Hinz ('60) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Patty de la Bretonne ('65) Hey Julie, the thing about this site is that we all know how old we and each other are. Besides, I just say, "Hey, this is 57!" Just worked out this AM with a wonderful trainer down the street. I'm getting strong! It's now or never. and a special Happy Mother's Day to you! -Patty de la Bretonne ('65) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Rick Maddy ('67) Re: John Meyers ('58RIP) Uh oh, Maddy's got another photo!! I stopped in Richland a few days ago passing through. Visited Phil Collins ('67) and we took a little trip to Dawald Gym. Snapped this photo of John Meyers ('58RIP) and the excellent company surrounding him. Also visited Gary Nelson ('67) that evening. Always a good day to be with these long time friends. Although years go by, we just pick up the conversation where we left off last time. That is how it is with friends. -Rick Maddy ('67) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/11/04 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff: Carol Black ('48), Grover Shegrud ('56) Ray Loescher ('57), Janet Wilgus ('59) Georgia Rushworth ('66), Betti Avant ('69) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bill McCue ('51) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dave Doran ('72) BOMBER CALENDAR: Richland Bombers Calendar Click the event you want to know more about. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Carol Black Foster ('48) Re: Missing Sandstorms Hi: I did not receive my Sandstorm yesterday or today. Is it me or you?? I remember that sometimes they float around in space but just wanted to check. [EVERYBODY with an MSN or hotmail email address had their Sandstorm bounced two days in a row. I *think* they may have all been delivered now. You can always read it on the website: -Maren] P.S. Is Brig. Gen. Mark Kimmit really a Bomber?? -Carol Black Foster ('48) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Brig. Gen Jim Mattis ('68) is the only Brig. Gen. Bomber I know about. Anybody know about Kimmit?? -Maren] ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Grover Shegrud ('56) Re: George Prout pool As I remember it the pool was named after George Prout (a child about 10 years old) who drowned swimming in the Columbia river about 1947. I didn't know George but knew a brother I think. Surely the city should have some more accurate information than my memory. -Grover Shegrud ('56) ~ Martha Lake, Mill Creek, Lynnwood, Bothell WA ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Ray Loescher ('57) Re: Gabby? To: Max Case ('57) Max, You recently wrote to the Sandstorm saying: "do you remember our nickname for Ray: "Gabby Hayes". "Gabby" suggested frequency of motor mouth activity." I'd like to set the record straight. I came by the title "Gabby" from Naomi Buescher, the wonderful geometry and trigonometry teacher of our era. You see, I happened to be a stutterer at that time and it just so happened that the smartest kid in Washington sat right behind me in Mrs. Buescher's class. Ironically, my friend was also a stutterer. Think about it. How long does it take two stutterers to come to a conclusion on anything? It takes a long time! Since I had to turn around to "talk" to my buddy, it was always me that was in trouble. Somehow Mrs. Buescher knew he didn't need to ask anything of me! There's another twist. Turns out I had a hearing loss too. Imagine how frustrating it must have been for my friend. He thinks I finally have the answer only to have me say "huh?" I became "Gabby" by Mrs. Buescher. The nickname "Gabby Hayes" was bestowed by others later on. I suppose it's true. When I finally overcame stuttering, I probably did talk a lot! -Ray Loescher ('57) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Janet Wilgus Beaulieu ('59) To: Max Case ('57) Hi Max, Just thought you might be interested in this little piece of news. My daughter, Amy Andrews, who lives in Hillsborough, CA, just recently joined the Burlingame First Presbyterian Church (Burlingame and Hillsborough are communities there next to the bigger San Mateo) and a few years ago, when she thought she might get married in that church, we went for a visit and guess who was working there (the ministerial capacity, I cannot recall): none other than Liz and Dick Cole from West Side UP Church in Richland who were involved in the youth groups and I think Assist. Minister, in the 1950s!! I had seen from a program their names, and thought, surely there is not another couple of that name involved in the Pres. Church, so I asked when we arrived for the visit if there was a blonde lady named Liz Cole and her husband, Dick working there. Well, we had a good laugh when we met and it turned out that she was not blonde any more!! She dragged us in an office to greet "Richard" who was surprised that someone from the atomic burg had arrived at his desk!! They were most gracious and gave us a first-class tour. Another "small world" event which we enjoyed. If you are interested in writing to them, I can get the address or I'm certain that you could find it on the internet. Continued success in your art studies/teaching. As a FA major, that pleases me to hear that the history and at the least "attention" of the significance of art in culture (in your case religion) is presented to an audience outside of the universities. -Janet Wilgus Beaulieu ('59) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Georgia Rushworth ('66) Re: I have another problem! What to do about bunnies in the flower bed? I have tried garlic and kitty litter (used, of course). One was actually sitting in a flower pot in the front yard having a wonderful time eating some marigolds which, by the way, rabbits aren't supposed to like!! -Georgia Rushworth ('66) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Betti Avant ('69) Re: DIA Any good suggestions about getting through DIA with little problems? I am flying out Thursday morning to go to my niece's, Jessica Avant ('95), wedding in St. Louis. I would like to make it as painless as possible. I am only taking a carry-on, so I don't need to worry about checking a bag. I hope security goes quickly, as I am on a 6:00 am flight. Thanks Bombers everywhere, -Betti Avant ('69) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/12/04 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 19 Bombers and 1 Falcon Funeral Notice today: Ann Clancy ('50), Marla Lowman ('55) & Sandy Finney ('60) Donna McGregor ('57), George "Pappy" Swan ('59) Jan Bollinger ('60) & Gary Persons ('57) Marilyn Baird ('60), John Browne, Jr. ('61) Ed Wood ('62), Helen Cross ('62) Gary Behymer ('64), Jeff Michael ('65) Don Andrews ('67), Rick Maddy ('67) Claudia Stoffel ('68WB), Rick Valentine ('68) Betti Avant ('69), Treg Owings ('76) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* BOMBER LUNCHES 'n stuff (in order of appearance) 05/15 '64 in '04 Planning Meeting BOMBER CALENDAR: Richland Bombers Calendar Click the event you want to know more about. ************************************************* ************************************************* >>From: Ann Clancy Andrews ('50) Re: Sacramento Bomber Lunch / JCPenny Connection All Bomber Lunches website JC Penney/Bomber connection. A little background first. I worked for and retired from JC Penney. Worked in the office at the Distribution(furniture) Center in Hayward, CA. In 1986 the company began to consolidated and close some centers. Hayward warehouse was transferred to North Highlands (Sacramento) CA. Five of us transferred and moved from the Bay Area. In 1994 the company once again consolidated and the North Highlands Distribution Center was closed and Chino in Southern CA took over the entire operation for Western states. I could have gone "south" but choose not to after the very stressful ordeal of going through the closing and disposal of employees not once but twice. Had enough time with them to receive retirement when old enough. Got another job with Montgomery Ward doing the same kind of work. Now Wards is gone also. Do you see a pattern here for me???? So I retired in 1996. At the Sacramento lunch on Monday was sitting next to Jim McKeown ('53). Someone asked him if he was going to Club 40 in September and he said no as he had a JC Penney retirement affair he had to attend that same weekend. Told him I had retired from JCP and he said he had also and had been the District Manager here in Sacramento from 1986 to 1994. Well, I about fell off the chair. He was "THE MAN" so to speak. The manager at the warehouse... my boss had to answer to Jim as he was his boss and indirectly mine also. You know the chain of command! We knew the same people of course. Just goes to show what a small but spread-out Bomber world it is. Never know who, when or where one is going to show up. Could not wait to contact some of my old JCP friends to tell them "Guess What?" I still can't believe it. Had another outstanding group of 20 for lunch. Took a couple of head counts but Harold Kenitzer ('54) finally got it right. Way to go Harold! Missed some who had been before... you'll come back... and some new faces... you'll come back also. Would love to see the numbers go up next time. We know you are out there! My brother Jim ('52) for instance! Do Bombers Rule or What! -Ann Clancy Andrews ('50) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Marla Jo Lowman Kenitzer ('55) & Sandy Finney Harvego ('60) Re: Sacramento Area Bomber Luncheon All Bomber Lunches website We had a really good time at our Sac Area Luncheon. We continue to be amazed and so pleased at the turn out. We met at the Old Spaghetti Factory and the group included: Gordon Weir ('47) - learned some more about early Richland, Pete Hollick ('55), Jim McKeown ('53), Harold Kenitzer ('54), Marla Jo Lowman Kenitzer ('55), Sandy Finney Harvego ('60), Pat Finney Risser ('56) - Pat was almost late because she was helping to register 7,000 people for something or other... she retired a few months back (not really!), Jack Sinderson ('53), Jan Nussbaum Sinderson ('55), Dave Wilson ('49), Margie George Wilson ('50), Ken Ely ('49), Delores Ely (Spouse), Marilyn Baird Singletary ('60), Deanna Case Ackerman ('55), Kim Lampton Kinder ('74) - the baby of the group - even traveled a ways on her lunch hour to join us, Rainy Powell Earp-Tanner ('52WB), Ann Clancy Andrews ('50), Jeannie Richardson Scott ('54), and Scotty Scott (Spouse). We missed some of the regulars that were on vacation, etc. and hope to see them next time (probably mid-August). -Sandy Finney Harvego ('60) & Marla Jo Lowman Kenitzer ('55) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Donna McGregor Salazar ('57) To: Georgia Rushworth ('66) Re: Bunnies Often times I have had critter problems of one kind or another--SKUNKS, being the worst--under the house, the house being an old adobe built in the 1920s (20" thick walls) and not so much of a crawl space underneath. The dogs caused the skunk to blast off under the house on a Sunday morning. My husband pulled back a corner of the carpet and drilled a hole in the floor and poured moth balls and ammonia down there and we promptly loaded up the kids and took off for Santa Fe and went to church with my in-laws. Everyone around us was sniff-sniff-sniffing. There was no sign of skunks when we got back. It took a long time for our house AND clothes to air out. Just to make SURE they were gone, we backed the car up to the house where we could get a pipe under it, ran the pipe from the car to under the house, poured a little oil into the carburetor, turned the car on and smoke billowed away under the house. Critters don't like that either. ('Course, neither did we. I think we went camping for a day.) THAT was an ordeal! Mothballs, ammonia, pinesol etc., are good deterrents for the critters and insects. They say ants won't cross a trail of pinesol. The smell?- depends on you. That depends on where you have to put these things to keep the bugs and critters away. It is also a way of the keeping them away as opposed to the poisoning method, etc. I use mothballs in some of my flower beds where my big dog likes to lay. It keeps him out. Mothballs don't seem to bother the plants. If you have enough air around you mothball scent isn't all that bad. I have also heard, but haven't tried, that planting daffodils around the area you want to protect is suppose to keep gophers out!!?? Don't know how that works. To: Max Case ('57) So great to hear from you in the Sandstorm. What a wonderful thing you're involved in. Re: '57 Class officers!! Sully Bayless, President (Yes!! Sully was President!!): Pete Larrick, Vice President: Aida Mankowski, Secretary: Betsy Crosley, Treasurer. Top 5 Gary Lucas, Valedictorian; Aida Mankowski, Salutatorian; Elizabeth (Betty) Parker, Max Case, Carol Ann Shanks. Straight out of the 1957 Columbian. To: Ray Loescher ('57)!!! There!, Ray--another '57er writing in! Good for you, too. Lilacs and iris' in bloom. -Donna McGregor Salazar ('57) ~ Adios Amigos --- Bomber Cheers from Espanola, New Mexico - where it is very windy today, UGH!! ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: George "Pappy" Swan ('59) Re: Wascallwy Wabbits! TRIX are for kids! Wabbits (I mean rabbits) want them. But rabbits are historically denied TRIX. Therefore, the solution should be simple. Buy lots of TRIX and spwinkle (sprinkle) them all about. The wabbits (I give up) will go afta the TRIX and weave your fwoeas awone. If all else fails, call: Have Wabbit getta will twavel Wia Fudd, Howwywood -George "Pappy" Swan ('59) ~ Elmer's friend in Burbank, WA near the refuge, where the wabbits are fwee to come and go as they pwease. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jan Bollinger Persons ('60) and Gary Persons ('57) It's Lilac Festival week in Spokane and time for our Bomber Alumni lunch! DATE: Sunday, May 16, 2004 TIME: 11:30 AM Coffee/Beverages - 12:30 PM Lunch PLACE: The Chapter (Look for green & gold balloons on their sign.) ADDRESS: 105 East Mission (NE corner Ruby/Mission) PRICE: Most lunches $6.95 - $8.95 The restaurant would like an approximate head count, so please make reservations by Friday, May 14, to All Bomber spouses and guests are welcome. Bomber cheers, -Jan Bollinger Persons ('60) and Gary Persons ('57) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Marilyn Baird Singletary ('60) Re: Bunnies in the Flower Bed. (Wonderful title) They don't like pepper. Sprinkle black pepper over and around vegetable and flower beds. They are repelled by the scent, after it rains be sure and do it again. OR grow a patch of clovers and wild flowers in a corner of your yard to give the Bunnies their own 'salad'. Spray the patch with a mixture of one cup Molasses, one tablespoon Salt and one gallon water. But do know that Bunnies do eat crabgrass, dandelions, knotweed and rag weed. They also eat poison ivy. Re: Bomber power to the luncheons All Bomber Lunches website I went to the one in Sacramento yesterday (Monday) and had a wonderful time. Met Bombers from a wide range of classes and met Bombers that knew my brothers. That is always a thrill. Good luck with the Bunnies. -Marilyn Baird Singletary ('60) - Vallejo, CA - where the weather can't make up it's mind. PS: Is Terry Davis ('65), aka Terrance Knox and/or Michael Peterson ('77) doing anything new? ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: John Browne, Jr. ('61) Re: DIA To: Betty Avant ('69) You're worried about the Defense Intelligence Agency? It's all right- they've got a lot on their plate already, at the present time... (or is it Drug Induced Agoraphilia? Hey, everybody Loves a Lover!) I saw a wonderful statistic this morning: that more people are killed every year by donkeys than die as a result of a plane mishap... It's gonna work out fine! ^..^ -JHBrowne, Jr. ('61) - Vashon Island, WA ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Ed Wood ('62) To: Georgia Rushworth ('66) Re: Bunnies You might try a natural solution to getting the rabbits out of your flower bed. Fox or wolf urine will likely keep them away for several weeks, when you'll need to reapply it. Believe it or not, you can get some at! -Ed Wood ('62) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) I think Kay Mitchell Coates ('52) has a very good way to celebrate birthdays. I will suggest that one for my 65th with whomever wants to join me to a fun place!! (Carol Rice get ready-after all these years, we can do this!!) I want to thank everyone who has responded to my request for prayers and support in this difficult time of waiting for the results and now processing the results since my 1st questionable mammogram done 3-11. My husband got to meet my surgeon today. As she presents it, I feel she and I are traveling along using a very well-marked road map prepared by the women and their doctors who have "been there and done this" before me. I will have my lumpectomy as an outpatient May l8th and will start 6 weeks of 5 day a week radiation June lst. So if the pathologist agrees, I can be off to the seminar for women by the sea at Cape Cod May 21-23rd. Again I want to thank everyone who has shared in giving me so much support and encouragement in this procedure of dealing with breast cancer. -Helen Cross Kirk ('62) ~ West Harrison, Indiana - where it's been fantastic weather by the little lake. It's been in the 80s in the day and not below the 60s at night. I think I just have 2 more plants to stick in the garden, and lots of watering to do, and yes, the lawn needs mowing again after 3 days. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: 'Numbers' Behymer (64) Re: It's been a long time since I checked the registered alumni at ... here are the figures: 5,162 Richland High School 4,439 Kennewick High School 4,122 Pasco High School IF you want to be found, take a few minutes and register into ... There is no charge unless you want 'some contacting rights.' Re: In 1969 we had our favorite hangouts -Gary Behymer ('64) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jeff Michael ('65) Re: Sports Hall of Fame Hey Bombers & Bomberettes... Speaking of Coach Rish and the induction...I am doubly blessed. First, since I am living in the Tri-Cities again after all these years, I'll be able to attend his induction. I was really excited to see that it was to occur this year.. surprised it hadn't already been done. Secondly, I am pleased to be hired on the tech crew for the production. I'll be meeting with the production staff this morning to go over the production plan. See ya all Friday night at Trac! -dj jeff Michael ('65) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Don Andrews ('67) Re: Bunnies in the garden To: Georgia Rushworth ('66) When dealing with bunnies in the garden one must turn to the experts. What would Mr. McGregor do? What would Elmer Fudd do? Seek out the advise of these experts or talk to an expert gardener to find something that you can plant that the bunnies like better. Good Luck, we too have bunnies as well as Robins -Don Andrews ('67) ~ Chilly and wet Ridgefield, WA - Should be 77 by this Saturday. Golf time. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Rick Maddy ('67) To: Betti Avant ('69) Re: Any good suggestions about getting through DIA with little problems? Carry on is good, Betti. Just wear clean socks and leave the mace and machete at home, plus the little knife on the key chain. -Rick Maddy ('67) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Claudia Stoffel ('68WB) Re: Brig. Gen. Kimmitt Here is a link that I found interesting: I had read Dale Earnhardt's entry last week and then I saw Gen. Mark Kimmitt's name mentioned in today's Sandstorm. I just wanted to share my "Ohhh weeeeee" moment. Re: Famous Bombers web page Okay, since I'm already here... I'd really like to toot my nephew's horn. He is a 1969 RHS graduate, his name is Michael David McGuire (AKA Mike McElroy when he graduated.) He took on a radio personality name and worked KORD and KREM stations during and after high school. He has been in several movies, tv series, commercials and has a production company, "MDM Productions". He is very active doing seminars in and out of the states. He's been traveling back and forth to Europe working and is in production of a movie on location in Kansas. He has a photo news magazine/radio website that keeps him busy and traveling globally. It is called "Night Talker with Michael David McGuire". If you'd like, check it out. I am sure he'd love to hear from all his Bomber pals/going to be Bomber pals. Re: Brig General James N. Mattis ('68) I wanted to share my Jason Lee 2nd and 3rd grade pictures. (I hope that I am doing this right. If not, I will try until I do get it right. Jim is certainly worth seeing in 2nd and 3rd grade.) I moved to Richland from Kennewick in 1957, after school had already started, just in time to be the 'new kid' in school. Jim was one of the first kids to go out of his way to make me feel welcome. There were many as we grew up. I still remember the RHS 20th reunion and spending the most time with the group of us that started out in Jason Lee. There are still a few left...huh, Judie? [OK... as Rick Valentine ('68) points out (see next entry), Mattis is a Major General.... also, the pictures that Claudia attached to her Sandstorm entry will probably be posted on the '68 website soon and we'll supply URLs for those pictures when we get them from the '68 webmaster. -Maren] Re: Spokane Water Treatment Plant Explosion As most of you know there was an explosion/implosion here yesterday and that there were several hurt and 1 missing. He is still missing as of Tuesday afternoon. I wanted to ask that he and his family are kept in our prayers in the trying and heartbreaking times ahead. Thanks... -Claudia Stoffel ('68WB) ~ in rainy Colbert waiting for the call to come watch my granddaughter be born.. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Rick Valentine ('68) Re: Maj. General Jim Mattis ('68) Maren: Jim Mattis is a Maj. General not a Brig. General. That's worth one more star on each shoulder... Glad to have the Sandstorm back today... Have a good one... -Rick Valentine ('68) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Betti Avant ('69) Kudos to the people who e-mailed me with some tips for my trip through DIA. I flew last summer from Colorado Springs to Spokane, but the only big airport that trip was Phoenix where I had to change planes both ways. I am driving to Denver Wed. afternoon and stay in a motel that has parking and a shuttle service so I don't need to find a place at the airport. Thanks so much again and yes I remember your sister, Debbie. -Betti Avant ('69) ~ Goodland, KS - where today the dust is a blowin' ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Treg Owings ('76) Re: What to do w/ bunnies A paint ball gun from Cabelas will do wonders. You will know the problem ones by the dot on their butt. -Treg Owings ('76) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* Funeral Notice scanned from the TCHerald by Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) >>Eric Brodzinski (HHS & RHS '77?) ~ 11/5/59 - 5/6/04 *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/13/04 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff: Rainy Powell ('52WB), Gary Behymer ('64) Dorsey Rowan ('65), Georgia Rushworth ('66) Rick Maddy ('67), Brad Wear ('71) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* BOMBER LUNCHES 'n stuff (in order of appearance) 05/15 '64 in '04 Planning Meeting 05/16 Spokane Lunch BOMBER CALENDAR: Richland Bombers Calendar Click the event you want to know more about. ************************************************* ************************************************* >>From: Lorraine "Rainy" Powell Earp-Tanner ('52WB) Re: Sacramento Lunch All Bomber Lunches website Just want to thank Marla Jo Lowman Kenitzer ('55) and Sandy Finny Harvego ('60) for getting the Sacramento luncheon together again. It was a great time and I really enjoyed the stories from everyone. Each one brings so many memories back to mind. To: Ann Clancy Andrews ('50) Your pictures all turned out so well. I vote you in as the luncheon photographer. Looking forward to the next one (in August???). -Lorraine "Rainy" Powell Earp-Tanner ('52WB) ~ Sunny ..Modesto, CA ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Gary Behymer (64) Re: Rabbits...Skunks & Other in Colfax! Your 'stuck' with all of these critters until you've removed their food or water source... try all of the store bought or home remedies and you'll be 'flushing' it down the ol' tube... Our MAJOR problem are the white tail deer that inhabit Whitman County. We've counted as many as 17 in the yard at one time. (Laying down and/or grazing) Our back deck has 11 steps from the yard to the deck. Several winters ago we had 6 deer on it tearing at my bird feeder. The Countess, my wife Janis, Kennewick Lion from the Class of 1965, has tried most everything... including bear 'dung' from WSU. One of our neighbors, a local area lawyer, 'marked' his yard... in the same fashion a coyote would mark his living area (;-) I did bring up the idea of marking all of the deer with red paint balls... with the local area 'fish & game' representative... also a neighbor... rushing out to put the animals 'down'... but figured I would be the prime suspect... and at my age much too old to spend time behind bars. We fenced our hedge with chicken wire several years ago... and plant nothing but marigolds... Behymer ('64) & the Countess from our Richland Bomber home P.S. I don't recall any of these problems in Richland... we lived on Hains next to the river. I do recall Mrs. Floyd Gates running over (one) rattle snake, on the sidewalk, 20 or 30 times (;-) -Gary Behymer ('64) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Dorsey Rowan ('65) Re: Assisted Care I'm in need of good first hand information on assisted care providers in the Tri-Cities. If any of you can help in that regard I would appreciate the input. Thanks for your help, -Dorsey Rowan ('65) ~ Seattle ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Georgia Rushworth ('66) To: Everyone Thank you for the Bunnies in the Flower Bed advice. I will try the mothball treatment first! It would scare me away! Predator pee ..I will check it out. I have used bobcat urine just because I happen to have one. To: Ladies Are there any ladies out there who live in/near the Tri-Cities who ride motorcycles? Our local Ladies of Harley (LOH) club have renamed ourselves and are now Hooters on Scooters (HOS). We go riding as often as possible! We do day trips plus overnighters. You don't have to own a Harley to ride with us. E-mail me if you are interested. Bombers will always rule~~ -Georgia Rushworth ('66) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Rick Maddy ('67) Re: Nacey Kent Jr. USAF Re: Spooky aka Puff (AC47) To: The United States Air Force RHS Bomber Veterans I thought you Air Force Vets would like to know this. Sergeant Nacey Kent Jr. was awarded the Air Force Cross for heroism during an attack on Pleiku on May 5, 1968. One of only twenty non-commissioned officers awarded the Cross in the history of the Air Force. Nacey is the father-in-law of my sisters (Sheila Maddy Kelly ('66)) daughter, Carrie Kent (my niece), married to Naceys son, Aaron. I must report to you and your fellow comrades that Nacey lost his life on May 1, 2004. He had been having a lot of trouble with severe headaches for quite some time. Last year while visiting family, Nacey told me when the plane (AC 47) was hit by a SAM missile on their attack dive the plane flew straight into the ground. Surprised he was alive, he got out of the plane and realizing others were not, he went back into the aircraft on three different occasions saving the lives of several of his fellow airmen while the craft burned. He had a severe cut on his head, a broken leg and an injured back from something that had hit him in the back. He thought it was an ammo can. Nacey suffered severe headache pain for the years to come. He suffered a great deal with PTSD. Living in the Washington state woods near Eatonville, WA, he walked out to an outbuilding, laid down and died. I will spare you the details. My nephew, Aaron, called by his mother, ran down the road and started CPR. It was too late. This is very devastating to the family and I regret reporting to you, particularly the Air Force Vietnam Vets, that you have lost another. Nacey was a good man with a kind and gentle soul who suffered immeasurably within. My sincere condolence to you all. -Rick Maddy ('67) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Brad Wear ('71) Re: Jim Mattis ('68) Jim has recently been nominated for his third star, (Lt. General) and will assume command of the Marine base at Quantico, VA. Marine Corps Development and Education Command. (MCDEC) This is a prize billet, watch for a fourth star later in his career. There are currently only 3 "four stars" in the Marine Corps. -Brad Wear ('71) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/14/04 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: George Swan ('59), Deedee Willox ('64) Linda Reining ('64), Jean Eckert ('72) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Claudia Stoffel ('68WB) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Randal Southam ('82) BOMBER CALENDAR: Richland Bombers Calendar Click the event you want to know more about. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: George "Pappy" Swan ('59) To: Georgia Rushworth ('66) Perhaps you have just announced the solution to your bunny problem. As ladies of Harley (LOH), your motorcycle riding skills are obvious. Therefore, as Hooters on Scooters (HOS), you have opened the door. Your group could rid your flower garden of bunnies and hold a fund raising event at the same time. Don't know if they are still doing it or not but several years ago in the San Jaun Islands, Rabbits were running rampant. Enterprising individuals made Bunny Buggies, Vehicles with chairs on the front fenders. Participants would ride, strapped into the chairs and carry large nets. The driver would race around after the rabbits and the participants would net the rabbits. With your group's motorcycle riding expertise, you could do the same thing on motorcycles. This could easily be turned into a fund raising event for your club by charging an entry fee and perhaps having a purse of prize money for the most bunnies collected or dotted with a paint gun. Picture it now, The really good Hooters on Scooters shooters (HOSS) popping wheelies and herding the bunnies toward the Hooters On Scooters Shooting 'N Netting Roundup Of Undesirable Natural Diners (HOSSIN' AROUND), kinda like a "Posse Comaradis". The latter group would be composed of Hooters On Scooters riding Harleys (or scooters or whatever) with sidecars carrying the participants who would either net or dot the bunnies with paint ball guns. So whadda ya think? Just a suggestion. Kinda like Dennis Miller -- Just my opinion, but I could be wrong. -George "Pappy" Swan ('59) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Deedee Willox Loiseau ('64) To: Class of '64 Whether or not you are planning to attend our 40-year class reunion June 25-27, we need your information for the booklet. If you have not already done so, please mail, email, or phone the following information. Feel free to email me, I spend a lot of time at the computer. Name at graduation Name now Spouse Name Address Phone Email Address A BRIEF message of what you would like to say in the booklet (200 word maximum), including children, grandchildren, work, retirement, trips, etc. My deadline (May 20) is fast approaching and there are a LOT of people who have not sent any info. We are planning to have the booklet printed by June 1st so we can get it bound in time for the reunion. -Deedee Willox Loiseau ('64) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Linda Reining ('64) To: John Northover ('59) Re: Computer Problems Just wanted to say a GREAT BIG BOMBER THANK YOU to John for all his help. I had been having trouble downloading a couple fonts and was beginning to think I was NEVER gonna get the task accomplished! John kept emailing me instructions and refused to give up on me... well, today (Thursday, May 13th) he tried ONE more time and this time, I was successful! I'm feeling a wee bit "geekie" thanks to his help! I printed out every one of his instructions and have them in my desk for safe keeping... just wanted to say THANK YOU to John for all his help!!!!!!! -Linda Reining('64) ~ Bakersfield, CA - supposed to be in the 90s tomorrow and throughout the weekend... can't wait for '64 in '04 in June... hope to see LOTS of '64ers. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jean Eckert Imholte ('72) Re: Coyote Defense Since we're on the subject of keeping unwanted wildlife out of your yards, does anyone know a way to keep coyotes away? We've got a pair of them howling all around the house. We keep our dogs locked in the garage but they tend to want to join the chorus! Also the cat is driving us and himself crazy having to stay inside. Any help and ideas welcome. We don't have guns, but if we did I think I could get a good shot! But we're looking for other ideas. -Jean Eckert Imholte ('72) ~ Longview, WA - where today is dawning gorgeous, looks like a perfect spring day *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/15/04 Dateline: Richland ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 9 Bombers sent stuff today: Betty Hiser ('49), Mary Judd ('60) Judy Willox ('61), John Browne, Jr. ('61) Dennis Johnson ('62WB), Marilyn Swan ('63) Kerry Steichen ('74), Michael Davis ('74) Beth Young ('81) ********************************************************* ********************************************************* BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Jerry and Shirley Pittman Molnaa ('52) BOMBER CALENDAR: <> Click the event you want to know more about. ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Betty Hiser Gulley ('49) Does anyone remember the Howell twins? They were male identical twins and it was like you never saw them apart. Don't know if they could drive or not but they walked all over Richland, lived in the dorms on Goethals (now Jadwin), and worked together. I saw in the paper where one of them died. I believe one of them married and moved away from this area. -Betty Hiser Gulley ('49) ~ Beautiful day from the (government) south end of Richland -- in the mid-70's, where it is supposed to be. ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Mary Judd Hinz ('60) Fran Rish, John Meyers, and Mark Kafentzis were inducted into the Central Washington Sports Hall of Fame last night. Mark's story was in yesterday morning's (5-14-04) Tri-City Herald: <> -Mary Judd Hinz ('60) ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Judy Willox ('61) To: All Bombers Re: Death of David Clem ('58) It is with much sadness that I inform you all of the passing of David Clem ('58) this afternoon. He had a long battle with cancer which he fought valiantly and hard. Now he is home with his Lord and probably turning heaven's chariots into hot-rods with a Clem shift! God bless you Dave and rest in peace now. To Judy Williams Clem ('61), his lovely wife, who has suffered this along with her loving husband: my heartfelt thoughts, prayers, and love go out to you and the rest of the family. God bless you all too and help you to heal from this loss of Dave. He will be missed by many. Know that he is now at peace and through with all of his suffering. There are a few in our class that have asked me to send their love and condolences Judy. Bomber Cheers and Tears, -Judy Willox ('61) ~ Richland ~ where the weather is perfect and the sock-hop I went to tonight was a blast! ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: John Browne, Jr. ('61) To: Jean Eckert ('72) Re: Coyote My experiences with wildlife have been that, as soon as I WANTED something from them, they became wary. So, maybe it will work for you, too. Try getting a good recording of them, this evening (or next opportunity), with as little background noise as possible. Then play it back from an outside speaker the next time they start in, and see what happens. (I was going to suggest playing it back with a subliminal message; e.g., a voice in "Coyote" intoning "This is a lousy song!" under the howling, but don't suppose there are any translators available in your area.) Chances are that: the coyotes, knowing your plans, won't show up; and/or they'll recognize their voices on tape and do what we all do; i.e., get a little embarrassed, mutter how it doesn't sound quite right, and find something else to do... ^..^ -JHBrowne, Jr. ('61) ~ Vashon Island, Wa ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Dennis Johnson ('62WB) re: Coyote Defense Ths iz uh eezy wun. U jist springle sum solt on der tales. U mux haf litenink refleksuz, cuzn dose lil kritterz r plenny fas. sory bout spelink, but ifn you hasnt moofed yur hand wen dey tern to lik da salt...weel, u git da idee. Bes uv luk, Six-fingered Johnson ('62 coulda/woulda/shoulda) Las Vegas, NV -Dennis Johnson ('62WB) ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Marilyn Swan Beddo ('63) To: George "Pappy" Swan ('59) I am sitting here with my first cup of morning coffee and had to smile reading your take on how to wrangle "bunnies". Now someone else has coyote problems and assuming I know you pretty well I am waiting with bated breath to hear your answer for that one. I'm not sure, are we related? You used to be so serious. I guess this is what happens when people retire. They just seem to lose all perspective. Maybe I will go back to work! Your much younger sis, -Marilyn Swan Beddo ('63) ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Kerry A. Steichen ('74) Hello Class of '74 and other Bombers: To give you an update, we have 50 people signed up for the Saturday Dinner/Upton show and 20 for the cruise with Registration forms coming daily. So far the long distance award has one of our alumni coming from Australia. Rob is getting folks signed up for the golf tournament/lunch as well. We will take registrations beyond the May 15 requested date, but we really would like to get your memory book information in now so Maggie and Judy can get the books put together. If you have not received a package in the mail give me a call or drop me an e-mail with your mailing address. Or contact Howard Rickard Please tell the Class of '74 members who live in the Tri-Cities that it is OK to support and attend the events! -Kerry A. Steichen ('74), Kent, WA ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Michael Davis ('74) I'd like to wish everyone in Bomberland a very Merry Christmas! -M. Davis ('74) ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Beth Young Gibson ('81) Re: Richland book For those of you who missed it last year, my book "Images of America: Richland, Washington" is now back in print. A few errors from the previous print run were corrected, including Maren's name (it was right when I gave it to them, I swear!). If anyone is interested in getting a copy, $22 will get a copy to you anywhere in the states (more for priority mail) with an inscription of your choice. Send me an e-mail to make arrangements. Thanks for your interest! -Beth Young Gibson ('81) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/16/04 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers and one Bomber Mom sent stuff: Betty Hiser ('49), George Swan ('59) Helen Cross ('62), BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* BOMBER LUNCH Today: SPOKANE BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sandy Jones Fishback ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dave McDaniels ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Judy Kleinpeter Peterson ('67) BOMBER CALENDAR: Richland Bombers Calendar Click the event you want to know more about. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Betty Hiser Gulley ('49) Congratulations are in order for Beverly McCleary Raffety ('49) who graduated from Washington State University - Richland branch - last night. Long uphill battle - wish you success in the future. I was very sorry to hear about Dave Clem's death. To: Judy Williams Clem ('61) My prayers are with you - you helped me through a couple of rough spots in my life. If you need help - give me a call. Attended a UNC (United Nuclear Corporation) get together last night. One of the men said his children let him read the Alumni Sandstorm. Hi Roy: thanks for coming last night. -Betty Hiser Gulley ('49) ~ Supposed to be cloudy today and tomorrow - from the (government) south end of Richland. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: George "Pappy" Swan ('59) To: Marilyn Swan Beddo ('63), My much younger sister Re: Will I comment on coyote defense? No, I think six-fingered Johnson ('62WB) handled that one quite well. But, I hope Dennis Johnson, who apparently lives in Las Vegas, did not make his living by dealing Black Jack! Re: Are we related? Dad told me on the QT that he captured me at the Yakima Barricade one night when he was on Patrol Duty. I was traveling with a pack of coyotes that were raising me and we were in pursuit of a herd of bunnies that were fleeing from a band of motorcycle-riding ladies. He brought me home to raise as a pet but later Mom and him decided I needed sibling companionship so they had you. Re: I used to be so serious? Yes, yes I was, then after realizing that I was a stroke trying to have a heart attack, I retired, lost all perspective, and assumed a new personality. I went back to work occasionally for two guys that I hired about 12-15 years ago and I am enjoying the full circle of watching them go nuts trying to manage guys like me. By the way, Happy Birthday -- yesterday. I'm running a day late and several dollars short. Your much older and crazier brother, -George "Pappy" Swan (Class of '59 -- if they still claim me) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) Re: Coyotes I just want to add my surprise that coyotes are found outside of Longview, WA. I wouldn't have been surprised at it been in Wyoming. Oh well, we always say Washington has almost everything... Re: First Indianapolis Bomber luncheon To: Bombers in the Central Indiana/Illinois/Ohio area I want to extend an invitation to anyone related to Bombers to join Max Case ('57) and me in our First Indianapolis Bomber luncheon. WHEN: June l9, 2004 TIME: 11:30am WHERE: The Olive Garden Restaurant ADDRESS: 6130 E. 82nd Street, Indpls, IN PHONE: (317) 842-6321 DIRECTIONS: (per Max) (northeast sector of Indy), From I-465 (beltway around the city)... you'll come by I-74 where it intersects with I-465, go north on I-465 till you pass Lawrence/Ft. Benjamin Harrison area, and then watch for E. 82nd St. Exit. There's a North Community Hospital as you exit on one side, but you turn left (go west) on 82nd St... it runs through several stoplights, then watch for OLIVE GARDEN on the right side (north side of 82nd St.) IDENTIFIER (for Max): "Usually, wear my Purdue U. cap and yellow jacket... I wear gasses as well... distinguished, gray haired gentleman, John Purdue Club booster!!" IDENTIFIER (for Helen): Bomber shirt or a Richland Shirt. -Helen Cross Kirk ('62) ~ West Harrison, IN - where it's been above 60 at night, and hot and getting humid in the day. It's already time to start gardening at 7am to avoid the heat. But it's beautiful with flowers etc. growing by the little lake. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) I knew it... I just knew those pain pills would effect Mikie's mind. He has been in a lot of pain from foot surgery so thus wishing you all a Merry Christmas. Mike, you KNOW it should have been Happy Thanksgiving!!!!! Mom......... -BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/17/04 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 10 Bombers sent stuff: Mike Clowes ('54), George Swan ('59) John Browne, Jr. ('61), Carol Cross ('62) Donni Clark ('63), Marilyn Swan ('63) Gary Behymer ('64), Betti Avant ('69) Greg Alley ('73), Mike Davis ('74) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* BOMBER LUNCHES 'n stuff (in order of appearance) 05/17 1940's Ladies & Spouses Lunch 05/21 Girls of '54 Lunch 05/26 Girls of '63 and '64 Lunch BOMBER CALENDAR: Richland Bombers Calendar Click the event you want to know more about. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) Re: From the Seeking Employment Dept Just got back from Willamette University's 2004 graduation. My second son is now an alumni of that fine school. Took him a while, he's not yet 43; but he will be seeking employment now that the "ride" is over. So, if you know of anyone or school district looking for a music teacher, let me know and I'll pass the word on. He has a Bachelor of Music degree in music education, with a minor in drama. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) - semi-sunny Albany, OR ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: George "Pappy" Swan ('59) To: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) Re: Coyotes outside (and probably inside) of Longview, WA OK, I am going to try to be serial for a few minutes, but only for a few. I am no wildlife expert but have had a deep interest in wild critters all my long (according to my sis) life. My understanding of Coyotes is that they are one of the smartest, wariest, and best survivors in the wild world, especially where wild meets domestic (such as cities). One would be surprised to really know what the populations of coyotes are within the city limits of Seattle, Tacoma, Longview/Kelso, and Vancouver let alone some of the eastern Washington cities like Spokane, Yakima, Wally Wally World, and even the Tri-Cities. Several years ago, there was a documentary that aired on TV about the coyotes that lived and survived within the city limits of Los Angeles and how they did it (primarily all night ops). We live in Burbank, outside of Pasco and just across the Snake River toward Wally World. Our house sits one house and a frontal road away from a National Wildlife Refuge. It is not surprising to hear or see a coyote or see one that was hit by traffic on the highway that runs through the refuge. But, even with the amount of development and growth around here we still have cats and occasionally a small dog missing. Needless to say, we have our unfair share of skunks too. A lot of this attraction for critters is brought on by people leaving food on the back porch or patio for their domestic pets and almost everyone has horses or some form of livestock for kids (4H and such) so mice (food for Coyotes) are attracted to the spilled grains also. Last summer, I had a young mink take on our two cats. The cats were dumbfounded. They had never seen such a big and vicious mouse. Strangely, we have not had raccoons showing up yet. Deedee Willox Loiseau ('64), lives in the Burbank area and may have also experienced some of this critter activity. Of course, most of this activity takes place from dusk to dawn (mostly at night) so most people remain unaware of it. I'll bet you have more animal activity at your "Little Lake" at night than you ever dreamed. -George "Pappy" Swan ('59) ~ Beautiful Downtown Burbank, WA where I can't stand being serious any longer and revert to my alter ego, "Dr. Pappy," endeavoring to occasionally dispense the best and cheapest medicine available, "chuckles, snickers, giggles, and downright old-fashioned Laughter." ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: John Browne, Jr. ('61) Re: Coyotes in Western WA The little prairie wolves have made it to the wet side in pretty good numbers. One wandered into the Federal Building in Seattle a few years ago & got trapped in an elevator. My most recent sighting was last Fall, while driving to the ferry dock around midnight. I was headed up SW Delridge, planning to stop at a gas station, and not paying too much attention, when a coyote very purposefully trotted across the road, probably coming from the 'greenbelt' along the Lower Duwamish River industrial area & heading toward Longfellow Creek. I don't remember where I read it, but someone who lives just across the Colvos Passage (between Vashon & the Kitsap Peninsula) was making the connection between an outbreak of "Lost Kitty" posters that were showing up on the telephone poles in her neighborhood and reports of a cougar sighting not far from her home... (kinda puts a different perspective on the term 'cat food'). As tough as it may be on people's pets, having these 'top' predators has got to be helping to slow the dwindling songbird populations, hereabouts. Still plenty of robins, but not so many of the other, more retiring, species. I'm still looking forward to the first Swainson's thrush to pipe up, out back in our woods... usually happens around Memorial Day weekend, or the week before that. ^..^ -JHBrowne, Jr. ('61) ~ Vashon Island, WA ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Carol Cross Llewellyn ('64) Re: Coyotes To: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) Helen, Helen, Helen - we have coyotes here at Copalis Crossing (six miles off the Washington coast) which we think are responsible for getting several of our beloved cats during my 26 year stay here!! -Carol Cross Llewellyn ('64) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Donni Clark Dunphy ('63) My heart goes out to all of you who have lately lost loved ones and are going through tough times. I'd like to write in more often... I enjoy so many of your stories, but I have been having a hard time myself lately. For the last three years my parents have needed a lot of care but the last 3 months have been almost constant round the clock care for both of them. I know many of you have been through the same things. I had to put my Dad in a Board and Care home this last month which was one of the hardest things I've ever done. His memory is getting worse every day and it is so hard to see this happen to your parents. My Mom is with us at the moment. She is very ill with broken vertebra and cancer in her bones. I was thinking the other day when I was looking at the Jacarandas (They are full of lavender blossoms in May), how much I miss the lilacs in May. Does anyone miss them as much as me? We just do not have them in Southern Calif. like at home in Richland. The neighbor across the street from me had a hedge of them that must have been l2 feet high, and when they bloomed in the Spring she would bring huge bouquets of them over to us. I use to bury my nose in them all day long. We have lilacs at our cabin in the San Bernadino Mts. but they are not the same. Missing them and carefree childhood days! -Donni Clark Dunphy ('63) ~ If you email me be sure to type in my address as something else is turning up when you reply and it's not getting through. From South. Calif. where we've had a few nice days and my jasmine is in bloom and especially at night the smell is heavenly! ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Marilyn Swan Beddo ('63) To: George "Pappy" Swan ('59) Re: Bunnies, Coyotes, Related (?) I know you are not serious any more, but sane, is another question (or can of worms.) Funny you should mention that story of Dad finding you somewhere... I've never heard "that one" before. I know retirement has really got you going. Sad part of all this is I understand your sense of humor, now that's scary! Your much younger sister, who will never be as old as you, bro. -Marilyn Swan Beddo ('63) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Gary Behymer ('64) Searching for relatives of Betty F. Shepard ('72RIP). Please contact me. -Gary Behymer ('64) ~ somewhere in downtown Colfax, WA ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Betti Avant ('69) Well, my experiences at DIA for the most part were uneventful. On my drive to Denver I hit some major rain storms, but arrived in one piece. After checking in at my motel I went to grab a bite to eat. After returning to my motel room, the rain all of a sudden had changed to snow. When we boarded the aircraft they said there would be a short delay while they deiced the plane. We hit some rough weather west of St. Louis, but all in all it went well. My cousin, Jean Bruntlett ('62), flew in from Minneapolis and was delayed getting out. When they approached St. Louis they were put in an hour delay circling St. Louis. The rest of Thursday was cool and damp. Friday morning it was still cloudy, but dry. The wedding of Jessica Avant ('95) was due to start at 4:30 outdoors. The rain stayed away, but the wind decided to blow. It was a bit nippy, but everyone got through it. I didn't get to see any of St. Louis, as I flew out Saturday. I couldn't believe that between 9:30 and 10:00 Friday night we were in bumper to bumper traffic on the interstate coming back from the reception/dinner. Cheers to Jessica and Jay. -Aunt Betti Avant ('69) ~ Goodland, KS - where today we have winds again ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Greg Alley ('73) To: BJ Davis (bomber mom) It looks like what we all have suspected, Mike Davis ('74) should be subjected to drug testing. The random incoherent postings on the Alumni Sandstorm suggests that he and Barry Bonds could be on the same steroids and their performance has been somewhat enhanced. We are all behind you at this point, Mike. Re: Hall of Fame On another subject, the Central Washington hall of fame banquet on Friday was a great event. A special plaque was given to Dick Cartmell ('73) for his reffing efforts. Great speech by John Meyer's ('58RIP) wife. Mark Kafentsis and his humble speech and Fran "Pappy" Rish's short but eloquent oration about not deserving any awards. It was quite the Bomber event. -Greg Alley ('73) ~ In nice and cool Richland. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Mike Davis ('74) I know we have a lot of intelligent people in our Bomber community, many with advanced college degrees, so I was wondering if someone could help me with this perplexing problem..... If 4 out of 5 people SUFFER from diarrhea..... does that mean that one enjoys it? Just wondering? -Mike Davis ('74) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/18/04 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 16 Bombers (1 "about") and 1 Bomber funeral notice today: Susan Anderson ('49), Betty Bell ('51) Curt Donahue ('53), Tom Hughes ('56) ABOUT Gus Keeney ('57), Shirley Atwood ('58) George Swan ('59), Jay Siegel ('61) George Barnett ('63), Leoma Coles ('63) Marilyn Swan ('63), Linda Reining ('64) David Rivers ('65), Shirley Collings ('66) Tedd Cadd ('66), Steve Piippo ('70) Terry Hutson ('74) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: John Crigler ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jack Keeney ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lyman Powell ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Caroline Stanfield ('66) BOMBER CALENDAR: Richland Bombers Calendar Click the event you want to know more about. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Susan Anderson Shattuck ('49) To: Carol Cross Llewellyn ('64) I know about the coyotes in Copalis Crossing. They got a very beautiful and wonderful cat belonging to my niece and her husband who lived in Copalis Crossing for many years just down from the fire station. I am wondering if you knew them. Their names are Betty and Al Leighty and they had a passle of relatives staying with them off and on, including me and my husband Darrell and occasionally my son and his wife and son. If you knew them you know that Al passed away last July and is buried at Tahoma National Cemetery near Maple Valley. Betty sold the house and moved to Oklahoma to be near a daughter in Oklahoma and a son in Nebraska. We visit Al's grave every few weeks as we live about a 15 minute drive from there in Auburn When we lived in Kent we had to keep our cats in as we lived by a small lake with lots of trees and brush and we often heard a coyote at night and once in a while I got a glimpse of him (or her). Hope to hear from you. -Susan Anderson Shattuck ('49) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Betty Bell Norton ('51) The Richland Seniors Association is sponsoring it's Third Friday Dance on Friday May 21st, from 1:00 - 4:00 at the Richland Community Center. The Easy Swing Band, with Bob Leveque, Clark Hodge, Ron Monk and Rob Ragsdale, will be playing great music. This is for anyone and everyone that wants to attend. Tickets are $4 at the door, and refreshments will be served. If you don't dance, just come and listen -- you will enjoy it! I've seen several classmates there -- so look for me serving desserts and punch, and say "Hi" -- I would like to meet you! Another event we are sponsoring is a Garden Tea and Fashion Show on Sunday May 23rd at the Richland Community Center. Fashions from Annie Z, Catherines, Amber Rose and Chickabee's (a children's clothing store) will be shown. There are many nice door prizes, and great refreshments will be served. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased from the four stores, or at the door. Should be fun! Come and join us! And one more event -- our Fifth Sunday dance, on Sunday, May 30th, will also be 1:00 - 4:00 at the Community Center with the Easy Swing Band playing. If you don't get out of town for the long weekend, join us for fun, music and good food! Tickets are $4 at the door. -Betty Bell Norton ('51) ~ midtown Richland ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Curt Donahue ('53) To: Mike Davis ('74) According to Freud, that "one" probably does. I can see that you are a deep thinker like him. -Curt Donahue ('53) ~ Federal Way, WA ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Tom Hughes ('56) Re: Coyotes To: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) Helen, I live in Auburn, WA right in the middle of the Seattle-Tacoma Megalopolis and we are surrounded by Coyotes. Every where that there is a green belt area you can be sure they have settled in and are thriving. The Auburn Golf course has at least one group living in the green belt to the north and east of the course. Every time there is a fire siren some where in town, the Coyotes start howling back at them. One day last year we were playing the short par 3 #8 hole at Auburn, which sits at the north end of the course right up against the green belt. My buddy hit his tee shot into the middle of the green. A coyote ran out of the woods, grabbed the golf ball and took off back into the woods. We quite often have damage to the greens from deer and elk that wander down the power line right of way and end up on the course. Other courses in the area have the same problems with both deer and elk. -Tom Hughes ('56) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: JANE Re: Gus Keeney ('57) Gus wanted me to let you know that he was in a car accident on Thursday, May 13th near Redding, CA. He fell asleep at the wheel and rolled the car he was driving... they had to use the jaws of life to get him out. He is in the ICU at the hospital in Redding... his injuries are not life threatening. He has a dislocated shoulder and a cracked neck that they operated on last Saturday and a lot of bumps and bruises... he says he's so swollen that he looks like a plum. I don't have any other information at this time. Jane Stephens ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Shirley Atwood Sun ('58) To: Dorsey Rowan ('65) Re: Assisted Care [5/13/04 Sandstorm] My sister has been using Total Care to help with my mother and we have been very pleased with the service. Right now someone comes out 3x a week for 2 hours and helps her with a shower, washes and sets her hair and other small things such as manicure, etc. The same person comes out each time so there is continuity. I don't know the phone number, but I am sure you can find it on the internet. Good Luck! -Shirley Atwood Sun ('58) ~ Chatsworth, CA ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: George "Pappy" Swan ('59) Re: Bunnies are out, Coyotes are in, and Questionable Behavior of Relatives looms upon the horizon To: Marilyn Swan Beddo ('63) Tank you mien sister, Tank you veddy much. and velcome aboard. Now please salute da fantail undt let's be on da vey! To: BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) Momma, leave der boy alone but jus don' let him grow up to be a cowboy, look what happen to Villy Neelson. Mike is jus high on life undt vill come around in twenty years or so -- Jus look at me. To: Mike Davis ('74) Re: Diarrhea Study Veddy intarethtink qvestion but probably nicht ein valid studerin beecause depends on der subjects. Der subjects mit der advanced degrees are jus intelligent enuff to do naughty tings vhich vill "dirty up da study" such as dey are cleverly disguising der fact dat dey are vearing Depends. So, da outcome in dis study probably should be more like 5 out of fimpf. Undt, dat bats 1,000 so dey deserve to be in da Hall of Fame (makes no deeforronce, any Hall of Fame vill do because dey have become over-achievers). Mein colleague, Sigmund, vunce said in anudder past life, "Sometimes, Pappy, uh cigar ist jus a nudder cigar." -George "Herr Doktor Pappy" Swan ('59) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jay Siegel ('61) Re: Bunnies, Coyotes and related subjects To John Browne's ('61) comment concerning the absence of song birds - look to the domestic house cat population. A domestic house cat that is allowed to roam at night is one of the most destructive predators that there is, often destroying whole clutches of birds at a time. Unless they are on a farm where rodent control is required in several buildings, house cats should be kept inside and not allowed to roam. CLear blue skies and warm, gentle breezes -Jay Siegel ('61) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: George Barnett ('63) Re: Graduation Hello All, Just thought I would snitch off Ryan Rish. (Francis Rish's grandson) Ceremonies were Saturday, May 15th, and it seems he received a bachelors in Physical Education. Imagine That! Also placed 8th in the hammer throw in the Pac 10 Track and Field finals just completed here in Tucson. Clyde and Nikki Markey held a little party at their house (Nikki (72?) to celebrate another Rish headed to Phys Ed Heraldry. Fran was a No Show... seems he had to accept an award up there in the motherland. Ryan's Dad, Dean, and mom were here along with a raft of friends and well wishers. Bye -George Barnett ('63) ~ Tucson, AZ ~ where the ice has now melted off the Rillito (100+) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Leoma Coles ('63) To: Donni Clark Dunphy ('63) Sorry to hear about your parents! It's tough when you become the care giver. And even tougher when they begin to deteriorate!! Just hang in there and know that your former classmates are thinking and praying for you. It takes a special person to be able to take in their parents and give them care in their final days or years. Wishing you the best and hope to see you again at another class reunion! Take care, -Leoma Coles ('63) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Marilyn Swan Beddo ('63) To: George "Pappy" Swan ('59) Oh my gosh, George, please do not answer Mike Davis' question today about diarrhea. I know you have a lot of knowledge about a lot of things, but spare us this one. How about answering Donni Clark Dunphy's ('63) question about Lilac's instead! -Marilyn Swan Beddo ('63) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Linda Reining ('64) To: Donni Clark Dunphy ('63) Re: Lilacs when we lived on Elm Street, my mom had a huge Lilac bush outside my brother's bedroom window. The bees always made it difficult to get near them -- my brother Tim ('71WB) was allergic to bees, so he avoided that area entirely, and for some strange reason they "liked" me, so she always had to pick them. -Linda Reining ('64) ~ Bakersfield, CA - no lilac bushes here, either, but lots of Lupines (purple wild flowers) on the "grapevine", and lots of ice plant along the freeway. By the way, where in Southern CA do you live? I saw on the news that Fullerton is paying $4 per gallon for gas!!!!! We are paying close $2.50+ at some gas stations. ugh! ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: David Rivers ('65) Re: Birthdays....lotsa birthdays Okay, I admit it... I missed Rosalie Lansing's ('63) and Sandy Jones Fishback's ('65)... even wrote a note to myself and then whooooooosh swept outa the office on this and that and too lazy or tired... when I got home... I'm totally 'shamed!!! So this time I'm sitting here after a looooong day of the most useless deposition I think I have ever attended... 4 Bomber birthdays on my little cheat sheet for the 18th... all the most wonderful people... The Old man Johnny Crigler ('64) is having his 40th (reunion) this year so I sure hope to see him at the reunion... lotsa memories with that guy... We also got Scrooge McDuck's birthday... I think this guy still has the first $1.25 he ever made and probably will have it for a lot longer than I will have my next paycheck! Lyman Powell ('65) has a birthday too. Hoping he'll spring for a party after the dinner on Friday night... hope he doesn't get a better offer this year... AGAIN! Jack Keeney ('65) is also up for honors on the 18th... Jack and I go way back... way way back... In fact... Jack woulda been my first best man if we hadn't headed for Idaho (can't spell that lake town) on the 4th of July or some other summer holiday... loong story... ya hadda be there... And the best for last... Caroline Stanfield Boetes ('66) turns sweet 16 again... she never ages and is as pretty as the day we had our very first date back in Jr. High... All of these birthday kids mean the world to me and I just gotta yell out: HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David Rivers ('65) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) Re: Beverly Raffety ('49) TCHerald 5/15/04 Here is the TCHerald link to the story Betty Hiser Gulley ('49) brought to our attention regarding our own Beverly Raffety ('49) graduating with the class of 2004 from WSU Tri-Cities: "Beverly Raffety of West Richland wipes away a tear Friday as she enters Tri-Cities Coliseum along with other Washington State University Tri-Cities graduates. The 72- year-old was among more than 380 graduates." How very proud we are, Bev! -Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) ~ Richland ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Tedd Cadd ('66) Re: Coyotes in Portland Or at least one... A couple years ago, a coyote hopped aboard the Portland Light Rail system at the Portland Airport and curled up on one of the seats. The Oregonian carried a photo of the critter calmly looking back at the photographer. I tried to find the article in the archives ( but their search engine was acting up. I'll post a link if I can solve that problem. -Tedd Cadd ('66) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Steve Piippo ('70) To: Mike Davis (9'74) The efficient, rapid release of organic matter in the form of 'diarrhea' can be very satisfying. -Steve Piippo (still here) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Terry Hutson Gunter ('74) To: Mike Davis ('74) It's okay Mike. We've sent paramedics to your home... they're on their way. Be strong buddie, we're behind you all the way. (See you at the reunion?!!) -Terry Hutson Gunter ('74) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* ******************************************************* Funeral Notice >>David Kirtely Clem ('58) ~ 1/8/40 - 5/14/04 *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/19/04 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 14 Bombers and 1 Bomber Mom sent stuff: Dick Roberts ('49), John Bruntlett ('54) Bill Berlin ('56), Dick Avedovech ('56) Larry Baker ('58), Jan Bollinger ('60) Carol Cross ('64), Gary Behymer ('64) Judy Boggs Carlson and Gary Carlson ('64) JoAnne Bucholz ('65), Rick Maddy ('67) Mike Howell ('68WB), Elizabeth Mcallister ('78) BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bob Cross ('62) BOMBER CALENDAR: Richland Bombers Calendar Click the event you want to know more about. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* NOTE from the Editor Re: Pain in the Gas Responding to SEVERAL Bombers who sent Sandstorm entries suggesting that everyone NOT buy gas on 5/19.... says this is FALSE. Read more about the whole idea. It's been tried before... more than once. -Maren ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Richard "Dick" Roberts ('49) Re: diarrhea, a messy subject Have any of you attended the Kaopectate Festival in Tijuana? It ran for three days. -Richard "Dick" Roberts ('49) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: John Bruntlett ('54) Re: 5/16/04 Spokane Lunch All Bomber Lunches website I cut myself off but I took the picture this afternoon [5/16/04]. Jan Bollinger will be sending the list of attendees. -John Bruntlett ('54) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Bill Berlin ('56) Re: Coyotes There are a lot of coyotes in Western Washington. Had a couple in Seattle's Magnolia District where I used to live. Guess they hung out in Discovery Park and lived off of dog and cat food (and cats) left out at night. We also had a Cougar (not a WSU type but a REAL cougar) up in the same Park a number of years ago. My favourite is I-5 Wily E. I have seen him a couple of dozen times running along I-5 just north of Bellingham, probably getting road kill. Good way to become road kill yourself but I think Wily is Canadian and I think most of the cars on that end of I-5 are from British Columbia traveling at 55 mph [90kph). It was either Jim Green ('56), Jim Crose ('56) or John Cowan ('56) and I that were camping out at Rapids Camp 50 years ago when a coyote came into our camp at night. Heavily armed with single shot .22s we were scared "you know what" less but we learned a good lesson that night. One coyote can sound like a dozen. They yip, they whistle, they bark, the howl and it was all from one coyote. One set of prints was all we could find the next morning. One last coyote story. I have seen them in Western China. Big ones too. They would not make it in Eastern China where they are a delicacy at holiday time (just kidding). I have not had dog in several years there either. -Bill Berlin ('56) ~ In very sunny Anacortes, WA - where the heck is the rain when I need it for my new lawn? ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Dick Avedovech, Jr. ('56) Re: Coyotes story Thought I would add a little story about an incident I had with a young coyote. A number of years ago I spent 2 weeks at the Malheur Environmental field station in central Oregon taking a class in wildlife techniques. I had noticed a pond that had Egrets and Herons and Bitterns there so decided that the next morning I would photograph them. I got up at 3AM and went out to the pond and laid down in some reeds and brush and set up my camera waiting for first light and the birds. Sure enough a Great Blue Heron come out of the far reeds and started fishing in the shallows. 45 minutes later the bird went back into the brush and brought out a baby Heron and went out into deeper water. A young Coyote came up over the hill directly across from me and started down for a drink of water (and possibly a meal). Then he noticed me taking pictures of him and started barking at me, then howling as he approached me. Finally he got down on his front paws inviting me to come and play with him. I got up on all 4s and as soon as he saw what I was, he took off. It was a really fun experience. I got a number of black and white pictures of him. If I can find them I will post them on the website. -Dick Avedovech, Jr. ('56) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Dick--When you find those pictures, please send them to: -Maren] ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Larry Baker ('58) Re: David Clem ('58RIP) I was so sad to read in the Sandstorm that David passed away. He was one of a kind, especially in our high school years. I remember David putting straight pipes for mufflers on my '49 Merc and when I got a warning ticket for noise, he fixed the pipes by stuffing steel wool in them. I passed the noise test but blew steel wool out the back tail pipes for days. The best one was when he put some exhaust pipes on my '51 Ford and talked me into wiring the overdrive direct. That was really great... I could go from 0-45 in 1st and when I hit 2nd gear I'd go a whopping 35. I will never forget the look on David's face when that happened. Needless to say, he wired the overdrive back. David, thank you for all of the great memories at Bomberville. We'll miss you. -Larry Baker ('58) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jan Bollinger Persons ('60) Re: Spokane Bomber Lunch All Bomber Lunches website We were expecting a small group of six for the Spokane Bomber lunch last Sunday, but were glad to see eleven Bombers and spouses at the Chapter. Rick Maddy ('67), who was visiting from Hunting Beach, CA surprised us... then Ray Stein ('64) and Jim House ('63) found they could make it after all. Gloria Falls Evans ('58) and spouse Jim were on the "maybe" list and when they showed up, we happily added another table to our group. (Ray Stein does a nice job of setting a table!) Denny McDaniel ('60) and spouse, Kathy, were there sporting Mariners shirts... plus Rick Valentine ('68) and John Bruntlett ('54), who brought his camera and tripod, but somehow managed to leave himself out of the photos he took! (Hopefully, Rick Maddy got a shot that included John.) And, of course, Gary Persons ('57) and Jan Bollinger Persons ('60) were there to blow up green and gold balloons. Conversation at these lunches ranges such a wide spectrum of topics that it's really difficult to pick out highlights. (What sticks in my mind today are the remarks after it was discovered that Denny ate Jim's salad, just because the waitress put it in front of him! And Gary declining to pick up everyone's check, even though he was a big Lotto winner today.) If you haven't been to a Bomber lunch, just go! It doesn't matter when you graduated, the common denominator is having been a Bomber in Richland. That's really all it takes to keep lively conversation going, as well as laughs galore! Re: Birth of a Hummingbird This is really awesome, the photos are beautiful... a must see This is truly amazing! Be sure to click on NEXT PAGE at the bottom of each page ... there are five pages in all. Adults and children will find this very interesting. Enjoy!!! This lady found a hummingbird nest and got pictures all the way from the egg to leaving the nest. Took 24 days from birth to flight. -Jan Bollinger Persons ('60) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Carol Cross Llewellyn ('64) To: Robert Cross ('62) happy birthday to my much older brother, Bob. Hope it is a great one. Take care of yourself and we will celebrate 60 big ones this summer. To: Donni Clark Dunphy ('63) Re: lilacs My Uncle Ken Cross (RIP) (father to Helen ('62) & Roy ('65) brought over three tiny lilac bushes from his yard to me at Copalis Crossing which are thriving and bringing me much pleasure and memories of life in Richland. Re: Small World Susan Anderson Shattuck ('49) and I have found that her niece was my neighbor for years here at Copalis Crossing who she visited many times. Maybe I should have had my Bomber license plate on my van! -Carol Cross Llewellyn ('64) ~ Copalis Crossing, WA ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Gary Behymer ('64) This story brought back many memories of living in Richland. Tri-City Herald Looking back on a sunny dock... Photo of Betsy Fox ('63) Front Page (5/18/04) photo at: My folks built a dock next to the Charette - Roach dock a few hundred yards downriver from the "Gowen Street Dock Gang." Being a "river rat" was a different world. Thanks for sharing, Betsy... -Gary Behymer ('64) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Judy Boggs Carlson and Gary Carlson ('64) To: The Class of '64 Hey all you golfers... Don't forget to sign up for a fun filled day of golf with your fellow classmates on Saturday the 26th of June. We know you'll enjoy playing the only Target course in the Tri Cities. Just email Judy and Gary Carlson - bring your clubs and join the fun!!!! Thanks to those who have already signed up. We've made plenty of Tee times, so don't be shy! -Judy Boggs Carlson and Gary Carlson ('64) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: JoAnne Bucholz McLaughlin ('65) I have been reading the Sandstorm daily for about four years, and have to have my daily Sandstorm fix. We have a daughter (recent WSU graduate in Business with a major in Marketing and a minor in Human Resources) who is interested in moving to the San Diego area. Do any Bombers in the Southern California have employment leads, tips or advice to offer? -JoAnne Bucholz McLaughlin ('65) ~ Richland - where it is cloudy after a good rain this morning. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Rick Maddy ('67) Re: Spokane Lunch Just want to thank the folks that showed up at the Spokane Bomber lunch. There were some who did not show up that I was hoping would - putting a face to print, as they say - and some who did show up that was a pleasant surprise. Anyway, I just happened to be in town visiting my granddaughter and saw that the lunch was on. Key word being lunch. Even though skipping a few lunches would be a good idea for me, I just had to go. Being very poor with names, I won't even try, but again, thanks to the organizers for a good time at "The Chapter" and same to those that came. It was special. To: Mike Davis (74) While on the subject of lunch... I suppose it depends which end the diarrhea is coming out of, Mike. May run as high as two, possibly three out of five, depending. And be careful with the words of the Doktor Freud. He thought I would be blind by now. On the road again, -Rick Maddy ('67) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Mike Howell ('68WB) To: Mike Davis ('74) A very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you too. -Mike Howell ('68WB) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Elizabeth Mcallister Loosmore ('78) To: Donni Clark ('63) Hi. I felt that I needed to write you a note and let you know that I understand so much what you are going though. I was born and raised in Richland, but left at 18 and though the years as I would come home to visit I knew some how it was time to go home, as my parents were having so many problems. Anyway I did it... sold house, quit job, and took a leap of faith. My Father had Parkinson's, and I understand just what you said putting your father in a home is the hardest thing to do... it kills you inside... When he passed on about four months later, all I could think of is "He is home and out of the place that he hated so much"... all he would say is "Take me home to 1108 Elm street".. My Mother has Multi-in farc dementia which slowly takes the mind, and is not doing well.. Sorry to unload on you, because I don't know you or anything. My main reason for writing is to tell you that my heart goes out to you... it breaks your heart and you wonder why it is that both your parents had to have all these problems and not enjoy their golden years. I hope some how this helps and let you know their is someone out here who understands... so take care and take it one day at a time.... Us bombers need to stick together... all my best -Elizabeth Mcallister Loosmore ('78) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) To: Marilyn Swan Beddo ('63) Marilyn, I knew Pappy would answer Mike [Davis ('74)], too. Do they know each other? I believe they must be two of a kind. To: Steve Piippo ('70) How did I know you would be the kind that would enjoy such. Just a guess... -BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/20/04 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers sent stuff: Shirley Watts ('49), Gail Cyphers ('62) Helen Cross ('62), Jim Armstrong ('63) Marilyn Swan ('63), Gary Behymer ('64) Mike Davis ('64) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Shirley Watts James ('49) Believe it or not there are some Bombers in Evansville, Indiana. We heard that a Bomber luncheon was taking place on June 19 in Indianapolis. Does anyone know anything about this? -Shirley Watts James ('49) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Gail Cyphers ('62) To: Beverly Raffety ('49) Congratulations Beverly, great job... Magna Cum Laude, ven better.... -Gail Cyphers ('62) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Helen Cross kirk ('62) Well, I had my lumpectomy yesterday and I am happy to report that I am feeling quite well and not very sore at all. I want to thank all the many Bombers who have responded to my request for prayer and support during this last month of difficulty since I received the original diagnosis of breast cancer, non-invasive type in the beginning stages. I hope that the pathology report tomorrow will confirm this diagnosis and I can set up my radiation treatments, and proceed. I have joined the Relay for Life here as a start of doing what I can to help others who will face this disease, as I certainly have been encouraged by the many notes of support and encouragement I have received this past month. Words cannot thank you all enough for your support to me. Re: Bob Cross ('62) I want to add my "Happy Birthday" to my almost twin cousin, Bob, who is 60 today [5/19/04]. It is so hard for me to believe how old we are,but it's how old you feel, not how old you are. Right?? Re: wildlife It is amazing how well the wildlife has adopted to suburbia isn't it? The hummingbird photos are adorable. It is hard to believe how many coyotes there are among us. I saw a documentary about red tail hawks in Central Park in New York City. So far this year, aside from the many birds we have happily flying around and hearing the frogs at night, the only other wild life I've seen are 2 snakes slithering down our hillside, sadly as I was mowing, as I'm not sure what kind they were, and whatever they are, I know I don't want to get any closer to them. I know I have moved into their territory, but I just would like to not have to face snakes. The dreaded invasion of the cicadas is beginning this week in and around Cincinnati. I've not heard any of them up here in Dayton so far, about an hour north of Cincinnati. I've not yet seen them, but I did notice a lot of birds on the ground on Monday, and I know my friend l5 miles away had seen them. They say all 5 billion of them won't harm your flowers, just might do damage to small trees laying all those eggs. We will see, and as they only come once every l7 years, it can't be too bad. Re: Indianapolis Lunch Hope to see lots of Bombers at the first Indiana Bomber luncheon a month from today [6/19/04]!! -Helen Cross kirk ('62) ~ Dayton, Ohio (70 miles north of the little lake and the grass that always needs mowing) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jim Armstrong ('63) I see Dave Clem ('58) passed away. I only knew him by reputation. How many of you guys had a "Clem" floor shifter? My best to his family. -Jim Armstrong ('63) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Marilyn Swan Beddo ('63) To: BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) BJ, I am pretty sure these two don't know each other. You know the old saying "they broke the mold", well after Pappy's (George's ('59) ancient entry into the world, "they" must have gotten bored & used the same mold years later for Mike ('64). And, BJ, dear I know just how the Davis clan must feel, there is never a dull day. I am thinking that maybe these two should meet for coffee at Denny's & get to know each other, one could not beat the other in the BS department. But then again they just might be too much alike! Pappy lives in Bubank & doesn't Mike live in Finley? Where's the closest Denny's? I feel for you! Oh my gosh, do I feel for you!! -Marilyn Swan Beddo ('63) ~ Southwest of Salt Lake City, UT Wish I could be like Helen ('62) & say "by the little lake", all I can say is "out back by the lawn that needs some attention". ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Gary Behymer ('64) Re: 5/16/04 Spokane Lunch All Bomber Lunches website Ok... I KNOW that Mr. House ('63) & Mr. Stein ('64) cannot look that good. Are you fellows hiring "standins" or are your grown kids filling in for you? Is this a Brad Upton ('74) or Mike Davis ('74) put on. -Gary Behymer ('64) ~ Feeling a bit older... at the 3rd stop light South... in downtown Colfax, WA (Home of the Codger Pole) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Mike Davis ('74) Do coyotes ever get diarrhea? Just wondering? -Mike Davis ('74) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/21/04 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 8 Bombers and 1 Bomber Mom sent stuff: Betty Hiser ('49), George Swan ('59) Tom Verellen ('60), Roger Gress ('61) Helen Cross ('62), Marilyn Swan ('63) Carol Converse ('64), Deedee Willox ('64) BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* TODAY: Girls of '54 Lunch BOMBER CALENDAR: Richland Bombers Calendar Click the event you want to know more about. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Betty Hiser Gulley ('49) To: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) I was born in Kings Mills (where Kings Island is now located) and we called those things 17-year locust. We went to visit my paternal grandfather, who at that time had no running water in his house. When we arrived I kept hearing this sound like a pump. When grandpa came out I asked him if he had put a pump on his well - he said "No - that's the 17-year locust." On his fence were things that looked like brown vines growing up the fence. It was the dead 17-year locust. If they get on the roads and sidewalks they are very slimy!! Re: Looking for... Does anyone know where I can locate Jeanne and Tom McKeown. I tried to contact Jeanne to invite her to the UNC get together we had Friday, May 14. Would like to stay in contact. -Betty Hiser Gulley ('49) ~ located in sunny government south end of Richland where the temperature is to get to 82 today. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: George Swan ('59) To: Marilyn Swan Beddo ('63) Waa'lll here little baby sister, let me help ya up on this buckboard fulla this smelly stuff and we'll head on down past the "lil' lake" to the BS fertilizer plant, Whahaaa. Get up there ol' Diamond. Buckboards uh, buckboard ho! To: Mike Davis ('74) Re: Do Coyotes get the blues from diarrhea? They do, just like cowgirls, yup, that's why they howl all night so loud and so long and ponder, did ya ever notice that they are runnin' all about when they howl and yodel? Its cause somebody else beat 'em to the outhouse so they gotta keep driftin' like the tumblin' tumble weeds. They were the original Riders Of The "Purple Sage." -George "Pappy caught in another fantasy" Swan ('59) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Tom Verellen ('60) To: Mike Davis ('74) Yes, Mike there is such a thing as coyote diarrhea. However it is little spoken of due to the fact that coyote society politely adheres to the doctrine of "just hold it in" thus the howling at night. This has been assigned to same category of fable as: the lost elephant graveyard, the humpback whale Olympic games (the ones rising above the surface of the water are pole vaulters), and cormorant square dancing. -Tom Verellen ('60) ~ near (I just can't say it) Lacey, WA a fine spring in progress. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Roger Gress ('61) To: Jim Armstrong ('63) Re: Dave Clem ('58RiP) shifter I made my own shifter in auto shop like Dave made, but I never got a chance to use it on my '53 ford. I sold the car just after graduation and moved to Hawaii with my parents. I'm sure it would have worked great. My heart goes out to my classmate Judy Williams Clem ('61) and her family. -Roger Gress (Classic Class of '61) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) I want to thank every one who has offered me such kind words of encouragement during this month of dealing with cancer. I know I have been blessed, as I did receive the pathology report following the lumpectomy today that I am cancer free. Now please hang in with me as I start radiation treatments by meeting with that doctor next week. But first I am taking the weekend off and going to a retreat for women in Cape Cod. I feel very lucky we have such good doctors and medical techniques available to us to treat cancer... at least the form I have had. And I am joining with Relay For Life to try to do my part in helping others who will also face this disease in the future. Re: Indianapolis Lunch To: Shirley Watts James ('49) Yes, Shirley, there will be a luncheon for us Bombers on June l9th in Indianapolis. Maren, has all the information sorted out on the website for it. I am looking forward to meeting you, and seeing Max Case ('57) again after 40 years at least?? ANd any others who are just passing through or also live in the area and can join us. -Helen Cross Kirk ('62) ~ West Harrison, IN - where the little lake looks lovely, and it's finally getting hot enough so the grass isn't growing quite so fast with all the rain and warm temperatures we've been having. It's getting humid, but I still haven't seen a cicada yet. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Marilyn Swan Beddo ('63) To: Mike Davis ('74) Mike, You certainly are NOT a SOUP STIRRER!! -Marilyn Swan Beddo ('63) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Carol Converse Maurer ('64) To: Jan Bollinger Persons ('60) Thank you so much for sending those pictures of the baby humming bird. They are my favorite bird! We usually have 3-4 each winter staying pretty close by us, as we keep 3 feeders full at all times for them. They really depend upon them and are sooo funny. Very territorial. I'm wondering if a Chicken Hawk could have gotten one of the babies, as they are their very few enemies. -Carol Converse Maurer ('64) ~ Eureka, CA - not much longer to wait now for our class reunion!!! ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Deedee Willox Loiseau ('64) To: Rick Maddy ('67), Mike Davis ('74), and George Swan ('59) Those who "suffer" from diarrhea of the mouth usually have a related disorder called "constipation of the mind." It causes quite a lot of pain to those nearby! *lol* To: George Swan ('59) Yes, we've seen some wildlife out here. We live in Burbank Heights; to get to our house you take Highway 124, the Prescott / Waitsburg, Ice Harbor Dam highway. One night, just after we made the turn onto Highway 124, a deer jumped out of the trees on the side of the road. Fortunately he did not jump into the road. I love living out here! We have seen lots of pheasant around the place. One day a female flew in front of my car and I hit (and killed) it. I felt so bad. When I got home, it was caught on the bumper on the front of my car. One winter when we had lots of snow, we got Meadowlarks in the yard. They are so pretty. I didn't know what they were so looked it up. My hubby put food out for them and we enjoyed them till the snow melted. Then they went away and we haven't seen them since. We have seen raccoons also. One day the neighbors came over to show us the raccoon that was sleeping in their tree! They are nocturnal (the raccoons, not the neighbors), so he must have gotten caught too close to daylight and hid out in the tree for the day. He was quite large. And yes, there are the resident skunks. You never have to wonder if someone has hit one. *lol* Leaving cat food or dog food out is a good way to experience skunks up close and personal! We've got squirrels around now. Hubby built a tree house for the grandkids. One day he was following our 9- year-old granddaughter up the ladder into the tree house. When she peeked over the edge, she startled a squirrel and it jumped out of the tree house, flew over the bushes and trees, and landed BANG on the a piece of flat wood. He hit so hard, we thought he would be dead. I was still below (having a bit of vertigo). The fall didn't kill him, as I watched him run away. -Deedee Willox Loiseau ('64) ~ Burbank, WA ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) To: Marilyn Swan Beddo ('63) Actually Marilyn......... Mike (Davis ('74)] is a many faceted person. He is a Crystal Apple Award teacher. He is the Matriach of the family (so he tells us). All the grandkids feel free to talk to Uncle Mike about anything. He is a very proud father... a loving and considerate son and thinks the Davis family is a memorial to his father He is Bon's (his wife) best friend and then... though he is actually a very serious guy, he has his moments... And that's a mother's opinion of her son Mike... want to hear about the other Davis' (I can hear Wig and Sheila saying No, no, no.) *LOL* -BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/22/04 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 8 Bombers and one ABOUT-A-Bomber sent stuff: Anna May Wann ('49), ABOUT Gus Keeney ('57) George Swan ('59), Mike Lewis ('60) Jeanie Hutchins ('62), Ann Engel ('63) Marilyn Swan ('63), Roy Ballard ('63) Lynn-Marie Hatcher ('68) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* BOMBER LUNCHES 'n stuff (in order of appearance) 06/05 Girls of '60 Lunch 06/06 Class of '58 Lunch BOMBER CALENDAR: Richland Bombers Calendar Click the event you want to know more about. ************************************************* ************************************************* >>From: Ann Thompson, aka Anna May Wann ('49) Re: North Puget Sound (Kirkland/Bellevue) Area Due to my procrastination and busy schedule I did not get a luncheon scheduled for May 23rd. I was out of town at a convention and then had jury duty (that ended today). I checked at the Crab Cracker in Kirkland and scheduled us for June 27th. I could have gotten us in for May 30th, but made the "executive" decision that that is a holiday weekend and attendance might be pretty sparse. Want to warn you ahead of time it is a tad pricey. Appetizers, salads and soup aren't too bad, but still a little above the norm. Will get you more information on the luncheon as time draws near. To: Deedee Loiseau ('64) Loved your comments on diarrhea. I am still chuckling especially the pain it causes those nearby. Thats why Im not saying anymore today dont want to cause any of you pain. -Ann Thompson, aka Anna May Wann ('49) ~ In lovely Bothell, where it is really trying to rain, but cant make up its mind. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jane Stephens Re: Gus Keeney ('57) Here is the latest I have on Gus Keeney written by his friend that he is staying with near Palm Springs. It sounds like he's trying to encourage him to get back to the computer and get in touch with everyone so hopefully you'll be hearing from him soon. I talked to him last night and he still sounds pretty groggy, probably the pain meds. I also encouraged him to come to the Tri-Cities to recuperate but I think at this time he is in enough pain that he can't think about anything else. Hopefully we can get him talked into it when he feels a little better, I told him someone would go get him because I doubt he'd be able to make that long a trip for some time. Most of the friends and relatives in Yuma have come North for the summer so there's not a lot of help in Yuma, just his one sister-in-law. -Jane Stephens *** Here is the picture of the Acura-Vigor that Gus was driving. The rescue folks used the Jaws-of-Life to cut the top off the car so that Gus could be extracted. Sure a handsome guy standing next to the car in the picture. Gus is going to stay with us for a few days in Cathedral City. Right now we are planning to drive Gus down to Yuma on Monday, May 24. If he wishes I will stay a few days. At this time he is not suppose to lift over five pounds and no driving. He must negotiate the driving with his doctor. He is wearing a neck brace (told to wear the brace for the next three months). He is wearing a sling to support the left arm and shoulder. His right ear is 50% black. Not black & blue. From the top of his left shoulder down across the middle chest and on down around his right side to the hip he is several shades of black and blue. This I'm sure was caused by the seat belt. He has a bunch of other black and blue injuries. Another black and blue spot on the front of the right shoulder. His shins have some raw spots that he says he got when they were extracting him from the car. He lost his glasses and one shoe. He had several stitches in his chin. To fuse the vertebra they went in through the front of the throat area so it too is stitched up, probably a two to three inch cut. He is sleeping a lot and is taking pain pills as required. He also lost his drugs, heart medication etc. We will be calling his doctor tomorrow and have him call in prescriptions to a pharmacy here in Cathedral City. I talked to him this evening about sitting down at the computer and pecking out a message for his masses. I hope he is able to do this tomorrow but will keep after it until he can get out a message to those that need to know and have a high concern level. Plus I think this would be good therapy to get him restarted. Write if you find work! -Dan ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: George Swan ('59) Maren, your spelling checker changed Podner (my corruption of the already corrupted pardner) to ponder but the coyotes didn't even notice. They were too busy pondering the situation. Re: The Dave Clem ('58RIP) Shifter Kings X, I'm serious again for a bit. I did not know Dave well. But, it just occurred to me, I think I had a Dave Clem shifter. Parris Beddo (WB'61 RIP), my brother-in-law, obtained a shifter for me when my automatic tranny went out of my old '54 Chevy that I bought when I came home from the service. He got it from someone who made it. It was an H pattern on its side with a chrome rod and ball sticking straight up with a bit of a backwards bend in the rod. It was spring-loaded and this is really taxing on an old guy's memory but I think neutral, of course, was in the middle, 1st was straight ahead, 2nd straight back, push down and straight ahead for third, and then pull straight back for "get down the road." Parris and my Dad put it in for me when I was recuperating from a car wreck (as a passenger). Anyway, I loved it and never had a bit of trouble with it. And people always asked, "Where'd ju get that?" Memories! -George Swan ('59) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Mike Lewis ('60) To: Friends of Coyote Coyotes are becoming truly mythical. The Papyri of Ani depict a cat wielding a knife in heiroglyphs some six thousand years old, and now there is a little website called Coyote Found Candles which sells various things, is run by Colleen Schumacher and has its physical existence in Port Townsend; they use an image of a coyote carrying a candle... My own view is that the recent new understanding the world (as a planet orbiting a star, atomic structure and so on) has caused every living species on earth to begin an epoch of re-conception which will continue for a very long time. One can see this taking place in all the animals familiar to human beings -- dogs, cats, horses and many birds wild and tame. -Mike Lewis ('60)~ Seattle, near the International District where it's cloudy today and I've been here ten years. Strange to think that 1960 was in a bygone millennium. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jeanie Hutchins Simon ('62) To: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) Thanks for sharing your GREAT NEWS!! You will continue to be in my prayers. My daughter, Julie, will be participating in the "Relay for Life" tomorrow. The event was organized by a WWU student and is being held on campus here in Bellingham. Around 500 people are expected to participate in the race and will result in $40,000 for cancer research. The event is an overnight affair, beginning on Saturday at noon and ending 7:30 am on Sunday. "It's an overnight event because cancer never sleeps," said the gal who organized this event. It's quite exciting and heartwarming that this 22 year old student founded the new Associated Students club, "Western Students Against Cancer." She felt there was a need for greater cancer awareness and education on campus. The club members are working to heighten cancer awareness, along with an extensive skin cancer campaign. As we know, most of us have been touched by cancer in some way ~ continued awareness and research is so important! Helen, relax and enjoy your Women's Retreat this weekend! -Jeanie Hutchins Simon ('62) ~ Bellingham, WA ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Ann Engel Schafer ('63) Re: Gowen St. and docks Thank you Betsy Fox ('63) for the article in the Tri- City Herald. It brought back such wonderful memories. We had a great time our junior and senior summers on the dock and in your boat. Unfortunately I could never get the hang of water skiing but love watching everyone else do it. I didn't know that they had taken out all the docks until our 35th class reunion and Fred and I walked along the dike to find your house and was shocked to find them gone. All these years that I have known you and I never knew you were from New York. I will make sure I see the bench this summer at the R2K+4. Those were great times back in the '60s. See you this summer. -Ann Engel Schafer (Gold Medal Class of '63) ~ in cloudy Vancouver where Fred is mowing our little lawn by the street. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Marilyn Swan Beddo ('63) To: BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) Just reading this morning's Sandstorm. Actually, BJ, when you describe Mike, you have just described George other than he is not a teacher. He is a great guy & he & I have become much closer in our senior years. He has been great support to me in these past couple of months since my husband Parris ('61RIP) passed away and my life seemed to fall apart. So public ally thanking you George for all your great support & your shoulder to cry on, even though much of it has been long distance over the phone. They both sound like great guys even though they seem to have warped senses of humor at times. I still think they should meet for coffee at Denny's! -Marilyn Swan Beddo ('63) ~ Salt Lake City - where my family, me & the kids & grandkids are off to the Uintah Mountains for a pre-season weekend with some great friends at Moon Lake. Wish you were here Donni! ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Roy and Nancy Erlandson Ballard ('63/'67) Re: Reagan Library Just got home from California... my wife and I and had a wonderful time. Saw Our kids and grandkid and some good old friends. Also had a chance to tour the Reagan Library, a good friend arranged the tour and even got to see the living quarters above the library that has both offices of the president and the first lady. What an opportunity to see the things that are there. We would recommend it for a tour if you are in the area. By the way its in Simi Valley, CA. What a view and they are building the building to house Air Force 1, Marine 1 and a presidential limo. When done you will be able to walk right into the plane and tour it, all will be in one building, looking to the west and the ocean. -Roy and Nancy Erlandson Ballard ('63/'67) By the way, thanks Jeanie for the tour. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Lynn-Marie Hatcher Peashka ('68) To: BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) Re: Davis Kids I don't care what Karen ('76), Sheila ('71) and Wig ('82) want ... I have my rights as a faithful Sandstorm reader and proud Bomber!! So please honor my request, and DO tell us what the other Davis kids (all of them) are/were like. You guys are a favorite family of mine, even though I've yet to meet any of you in person! Thanks, -Lynn-Marie Hatcher Peashka ('68) ~ In thunder storming Spokane -- although there it's not the same as when there are thunderstorms back home. The "rain smell" just isn't here like it is in Richland. Sigh ... P.S. -- Dog gone it -- I WISH I had been able to be at the Bomber luncheon last Sunday. Would loved to have visited with all -- but particularly would have enjoy seeing you, Rick Maddy ('67) (surprised to see you in the photo!) and you, Ray Stein ('64) -- who used to look after me in the halls of Richland Lutheran Church when I was little and our Moms were doing something Lutheran-Momish together :-) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/23/04 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 12 Bombers and 1 Bomber Mom sent stuff: Dick McCoy ('45, '46, '02), Shirley Watts ('49) Marilyn DeVine ('51), Mike Clowes ('54) Floyd Melton ('57), Gus Keeney ('57) Sue Garrison ('58), Jan Bollinger ('60) Donni Clark ('63), Linda Reining ('64) Claudia Stoffel ('68WB), Karen Davis ('76) BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Terry Matthews ('60) BOMBER CALENDAR: Richland Bombers Calendar Click the event you want to know more about. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Dick McCoy ('45, '46, '02) Re: Graduation To: Beverly McCleary Rafferty ('49) Just got a clipping from Johnny Frank ('46) re your recent graduation. Congrats. The Pic claimed it caught you with a tear in your eye. I doubt that, you are too tough. You are still beautiful, as all the McCleary gals are. I hope to see you this fall, so come on down to the Club 40 bash. Dona knows the way. Love -Dick McCoy ('45, '46, '02) Bronc, Beaver, Bomber ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Shirley Watts James ('49) Re: Graduation To: Beverly McCleary Rafferty ('49) Hi Bev: You didn't tell me you graduated Magna Cum Laude. Good for you and congratulations again. -Shirley Watts James ('49) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Marilyn "Em" DeVine ('52) Re: Gus Keeney ('57) To: Jane Stephens Thank you, thank you, thank you for the update on Gus! Was wondering how he is doing. Gosh, looking at the photo of his car, one has to marvel that he is alive and it's no wonder at all that he is black and black and blue almost all over! Write when you can, Gus. We love you! Re: On a lighter subject Yesterday I went dancing in the middle of the day! I don't remember who mentioned the dance at the Richland Community Center, but am glad she did. I went down with the idea that I'd enjoy the band and maybe see some old Bombers, but they had a "mixer" dance which I got to take part in and then I was invited to dance a couple of other times, too. It was fun and I'm really glad I went, even though I didn't meet anyone who "admitted to being" a Bomber. (Some had Bomber kids and grand kids.) -Marilyn "Em" DeVine ('52) ~ where I am enjoying the lightning and thunder storms (and yesterday we even had hail!) in wonderful Richland. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) Re: From the "What's Next?" Dept. It was bound to happen. The state of Oregon is now going to pursue those citizens of the state who either sell or purchase cigarettes on the internet. Seems the state is loosing revenue. So beware of itinerant internet cigarette sales persons if you live in Oregon. You can, however, still purchase stock in the Voting Machine Co. According to some, it will rise in price. Re: Baseball Who would have "thunk" it. The OSU/WSU baseball game Friday, in Pullman, was suspended in the 9th due to rain. OSU was up 3-2 at the time. OSU in the lead is not too surprising, but rain in Pullman? Who ever heard of such a thing. Fortunately, no coyotes were involved. Bomber Cheers, -Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) - there's a 50-50 chance of rain today in Albany, OR p.s. Maren, I ran this through my sell checker, and told it to accept "thunk". ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Floyd Melton ('57) Re: Gus Keeney ('57) Ok, I have been out of commission for a few weeks now so would someone send me an email and let me know what happened to Gus. I saw today's comments by Jane Stephens and the picture she provided. Gus has been through too much already to be laid up from an accident. Gus if you read this, my heart and prayers go out to you. -Floyd Melton ('57) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Gus Keeney ('57) I thank you all for your outpouring of support and concern. I can't stay vertical for very long periods yet. That's my Friend Daniel Friend in the photo of his wife's car that I went to sleep and wrecked in the middle of the day. My wrecked car. They are not kidding about hurting everywhere after a rollover wreck. Broken neck fused at C-5&6, dislocated left shoulder and bruises everywhere else!! Don't recommend any of this stuff!! I am staying at Dan and Dorothy's in Palm Springs and plan on going home to Yuma on Monday. Gotta go lay down for a while. Thank you all again in my time of stress. -Gus Keeney ('57) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Sue Garrison Pritchett ('58) Re: '58 Lunch Barb Isakson Rau's ('58) computer is "on the fritz", so she asked if I would send in luncheon info for Class of '58. Please include it in your list of luncheons. DATE: June 6th TIME: 1:00 p.m. WHERE: Shilo/Rivershore Class of '58 lunches are held first Sunday on each month (Caveat: If first Sunday is holiday weekend, then it is held following Sunday) Thanks. -Sue Garrison Pritchett ('58) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Janice Bollinger Persons ('60) Re: AEC and Social Security I have encountered a problem with Social Security that many other lady Bombers have undoubtedly faced, and I hope to hear how they solved it. I went to work for GE right out of high school and already had a SS card in the name of Janice K. Bollinger. When I married, AEC changed the name on all my employment records and security badge, not to Janice K. Persons, but to Janice B. Persons. Apparently I was also issued a new SS card in the name of Janice B. Persons. (I did indeed find the card in my files with that name on it, which was a big surprise!) Now, my SS earnings records have always included those wages, the ones in my maiden name, and the ones in my "real" married name of Janice K. Persons. I've been filing a joint tax return for 43 years in my married name with the same SS number. All of a sudden it's a problem! Social Security wants me to get a new card in my "new" name! To accomplish this, they say I will need proof of my "old" identity and as well as my new identity. I really can't think how I'm going to come up with proof of a name that AEC invented for me 43 years ago! I explained all this to the SS representative on the phone, but she just went ahead and sent me the long application form for a new card. I'd sure appreciate knowing how others have solved this problem! -Janice Bollinger Persons ('60) ~ in wet and weird weather at Spokane! We could have seen the funnel cloud at Airway Heights yesterday if it hadn't been raining so hard! ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Donni Clark Dunphy ('63) First of all thank you to all you Bombers who sent me notes of support and encouragement. It is helpful to know what others have been through and know you are thinking of me as I am thinking of you. I am doing a little better at the moment. My Dad is adjusting, although it is still sad but I am relieved also. My mom is slowly accepting what is ahead of her and we are taking one day at a time with the Lord's help. To: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) Helen I am so glad that you followed through and are taking care of your cancer. If my Mom had done this maybe she wouldn't be in the situation she is today. I've already given my support through my local Curves for the Relay for Life, a great cause for women and this need. To: Carol Cross Llewellyn ('64) This may seem like a stupid question but where is Copalis Crossing? It's such a pretty name so it must be in a pretty spot. But of course if Lilacs grow there it must be wonderful! To: Linda Reining ('64) Linda, I meant to contact you before. Before all this happened with my Mom and Dad I was thinking that I would try and make that reunion some time as my husband and I have traveled up and down that highway many a time in the last l3 years. Now it will be harder for awhile at least. I live in La Mirada which borders Fullerton, Whittier, Buena Park, etc. I guess La Mirada would be best known for Biola College (Bible Institute of L.A.) I have 3 children that live in Fullerton and I think someone misinformed you on the 4 dollar gas price, $2.50 is bad enough. We live about l0 minutes from Knotts Berry Farm and 20 minutes from Disneyland. Do any other Bombers live in the L.A. or surrounding area? And I want everyone to know right here in the L.A. suburbs we have skunks, lots of possums, coyotes, (my husband just saw one jumping the fence a few months ago) a few blocks from our house. A couple of years ago we had a Peregrine Falcon swoop down and chase a dove through our garage window and break it (the windows still broken) and hang around in our tree for awhile waiting for the dove. (we of course rescued the poor little shivering dove). And then of course we have our own 2 little bunnies and 2 desert turtles in our own back yard. Lots of wildlife! I love all your stories of animals, birds and flowers and those original riders of the purple sage! Huh! -Donni Clark Dunphy ('63) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Linda Reining ('64) Re: picture of Gus Keeney's ('57) car I have never met Gus, but the picture proves that God had his hands around Gus. Bombers are a very lucky lot. -Linda Reining ('64) ~ Bakersfield, CA - we are having cooler than normal temps, which is just fine with me... I'm not one bit anxious for triple digit temps. Just 35 more days til '64 has our Big 40 Reunion! Hope to see LOTS of you there. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Claudia Stoffel ('68WB) Re: Major General James N. Mattis ('68) Here is Jim & I at Jason Lee in 2nd and 3rd grade. (My granddaughter once questioned the fact that " were in grade school, Grandma?" Guess she figured they didn't go to school in caveman times.) and I would really appreciate any help in filling in the blanks... I really hate that I went to school with all of these people and can't remember names. Jason Lee was a very important part of my growing up. Also if anyone recognizes who the 3rd grade teacher is, please let me know. Thank you. I know it's not an 'age' thing! Huh, Judie & KJ. -Claudia Stoffel ('68WB) ~ Colbert, WA ~ still waiting in turbulent, thunder, lightening, hail, tornado, flooding "alley", for my 2 week overdue grandbaby ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Karen Davis Scheffer ('76) To: Mike Davis ('74) Look what you started... now Mom's got that diarrhea of the mouth!!!!! Please Mom---don't start about the rest of us --- no one needs to know this war story. -Karen Davis Scheffer ('76) ~ Spokane - where between lightning storms we are still flooding in the lake size puddles ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) To: Lynn-Marie Hatcher ('68) No, Karen ('76) wasn't included in that as she and Jumbo ('82) are hams like Mike ('74) but Wig ('82) and Sheila ('71) are very private people so I'd better just cool it while I'm ahead of the game. To: Marilyn Swan Beddo ('63) I love reading your entries. Is George ('59) your brother? -Billie Jean "BJ" Davis (Bomber Mom) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/24/04 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 8 Bombers sent stuff: Mike Clowes ('54), Judy Willox ('61) Jim Hamilton ('63), Linda Reining ('64) Patty de la Bretonne ('65), Mary Jane Smith ('70) Lynn Noble ('72), Brad Upton ('74) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) Re: From the Missing Persons Dept. In addition to those names I have already listed as being missing members of The Class of '54; here follows some more names. These people may not have gone all the way to graduation with The Class of '54, but they did attend Columbia High School and would have been fellow grads. They do qualify as fellow alums. Be patient, there are quite a few names. J. Bond, J. Bowns, M. Buchanan, Dan Carmichael, Dick Cole, Ron Cox, Norma Detilian, Larry Davis, A. Eyron, B. Freeman, J. Goodboe, G. Gilmour, E. Hayes, D. Hirsh, M. Hughes, C. Johnson, D. Johnson. Janice Kliensorge, B. Knisley, J. Longwell, H. Mayberry, J. McCorkle, N. McDaniels, J. McGlinchey, John McMillian, Vernon Nord, J. Overson, L. Pope, D. Rose, M. Shoppach, Tom Skelly, R. Smith (Not Rodney), Paul Sorenson, E. Spady, Ron(?) Stevenson, Ed Thurston, B. Webb and M. Williams. If you know any of these people, or can fill in the names, please let The Class of '54 know. If all else fails. contact me, and I will see to getting the information to the "proper authorities." Bomber Cheers, -Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) ~ by the way OSU won the rained out game ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Judy Willox ('61) To: All Bombers Attending the Big Weekend (June 25, 26, 27) Re: Souvenir Jerseys From The Basketball Tournament Zorba Manolopoulos ('91) has asked for me to put this notice out on the Sandstorm to let you all know that he will be printing jerseys up for the basketball tournament for the players. He would also print up extras for all of you who may want one as a souvenir. They would run $15.00 each and would be mailed to you directly, after the tournament. If you want to pick yours up at the tournament or at any one of the reunions in town the same weekend, then you may do so by dropping by at my Club40 Bomber sales table and get it from me. I am hoping to be at the tournament at times and I will be at class of '64's class reunion for sure. I have yet to figure out my schedule as there is so much going on that weekend with the tournament, two reunions and R2K+4. I will be somewhere in evidence however and can be caught at these places. The jersey is a souvenir only and is not an admittance to the tournament. I always wish that I had gotten one from the very first basketball tournament at the R2K in 2000, and I am going to get one this year for sure. I encourage you all out there who love your Bomber stuff to get one too. I would need to know this information by this Wednesday, May 26th in order to get the information to Zorba in time for these to be printed. Please email me with all of the information; i.e.: your name and class year, full address, how many you want and the sizes. The sizes will run M, L, XL, and 2XL. I look forward to hearing from as many of you as I can reach, and from those you may want to let know that do not get the Sandstorm. Let's show our support for this tournament and have something we can always remember afterward! You will send the information to me via an email (and remember, by May 26th), and send a check or money order made out to RHS Alumni Tournament to: Zorba-RHS Alumni Tournament, 1407 Sunset Street, Richland, WA 99352 Let's go Bombers! Bomber Cheers, -Judy Willox ('61) ~ Richland - where we are returning to the weather of our youths--thunder, lightning and deluges every day but one for a few days. And I love it!!! Takes me back to the good ole' days. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jim Hamilton ('63) Re: Help Hmmm Babe, Hmmm Babe, The Wick sisters need a little help. The forever young and always lovely Miss Nancy ('65) and her sisters Carolyn ('61) and Sharon ('67), are "Precut" landlords and are looking for someone to do some repairs. It's all carpentry stuff, pretty much, and maybe some exterior trim painting. Can anyone in the Tri-Cities point us in the direction of someone, who's work they feel is worth recommending? We thank you for your support. jimbeaux ~ In lovely uptown Juanita where Mike Bradley ('56) mowed his lawn today and I've got a shiney new dime that says the weather won't be this good on the 4th of July. -Jim Hamilton ('63) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Linda Reining ('64) To: Donni Clark Dunphy ('63) Re: Bombers in the L.A. and surrounding area Rick Maddy ('67) lives in Hungtington Beach; Bob Grout ('68WB) lives in Anaheim (he is a fire captain at Disneyland)---he and his wife, Michelle, have been to Bakersfield for one of our luncheons; Lynn and Bill Dunton (former Richland teachers) live in Fullerton--- there are lots of others---luncheons have been held in the San Diego area---watch the Sandstorm, they always put the dates and times---you can attend both places---we are still waiting for you to come this direction. Re: Critters All this talk of skunks, coyotes, and other critters reminds me of when we lived in Santa Ana and our experience with a squirrel AND a possum! We had gone camping in the Hemet area, came home, unpacked the truck, and a squirrel and a possum ran out--not exactly sure where they had been, but after I screamed and jumped about 10 feet, the squirrel immediately ran away, but that possum hung around in our back yard for a few days---he would disappear during the day, but at night, we could see his "beady" eyes and knew he was sitting on the block wall fence--we could also hear all the dogs howling and the neighbors yelling as he ran back and forth across the top of the block wall fences between the yards---not too sure what happened to him, but he was gone after about 3-4 days. -Linda Reining ('64) ~ Bakersfield, CA ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Patty de la Bretonne ('65) Why do these school pics from the '50s all look alike? Honestly when I saw the 1958 2nd grade Jason Lee one I was sure a mistake had been made. It was almost identical to my 1st or 2nd grade one. (class of '65) I even thought I saw Connie Dame, George and Amy Tracy and a few others. Wow. -Patty de la Bretonne ('65) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Mary Jane Smith Poynor ('70) Greetings all from Alaska - With all the chat about coyotes, robins, hummingbirds and other wild critters, I couldn't resist sending a picture of one of our common visitors during the Fall and Winter months. The picture was taken on the last weekend of March from my back deck into the neighbor's yard! -Mary Jane Smith Poynor ('70) ~ Where Spring has finally arrived here in the 49th state, tulips and daffodils are blooming and I finally got to mow the lawn! ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Lynn Noble Paden ('72) To: Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) Re: Tobacco Taxes Although I'm not opposed to taxing tobacco sales via the internet, the search for every nook and cranny that tobacco, alcohol, and lottery can be taxed is a fact of living in Oregon. Until voters are willing to agree to a sales tax as a stable source of revenue for the general funded programs, legislators will continue to depend upon the so-called "sin taxes" as a means to balance the budget each biennium. So, Bob/Mike you'll just have to keep outwitting the state authorities on places with buying tobacco... shouldn't be too hard! -Lynn Noble Paden ('72) ~ Vienna, VA - our new second home -- where the temp is predicted to reach over 90 with the humidity matching, but heading back to the cooler Portland, OR on Monday!! ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Brad Upton ('74) Re: Mike Davis ('74) My friend, Mike Davis, tells me that he isn't planning on going to our 30th reunion in June. I know how much of a sacrifice it would be to drive down Birch to Lee, make a right, and drive to the bottom of the hill. Sure, people are coming in from all over the country to see their old friends, but Mike will be parked in the La-Z-Boy two miles away. Is it the $40, Mike? You've had 30 years to save $40.... that's $1.33 a year. Do we need to start a "Let's Send Mike to His Reunion" fund? I want to know what you Bombers think of a guy that lives in Richland and doesn't want to attend the reunion. -Brad Upton ('74) has already sent in his paperwork and check. *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/25/04 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 10 Bombers sent stuff: Betty Hiser ('49), Betty Bell ('51) Mike Clowes ('54), Deanna Case ('55) Donni Clark ('63), Gary Behymer ('64) Brad Upton ('74), Maggie Gilstrap ('74) Sheryl Romsos ('76), RaeLynne Abraham ('78) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Shelly Belcher Sansaver ('74) BOMBER CALENDAR: Richland Bombers Calendar Click the event you want to know more about. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Betty Hiser Gulley ('49) Re: McKeowns I want to thank each and every one of you who took the time to write to me about Jeanne and Tom McKeown (including Jim - one of their three sons). I received 15 replies. I knew the Bombers knew everything. Jeanne was one of my favorite people when I worked for UNC (United Nuclear Corporation) here at Hanford. She was always so helpful and went to bat for you if you were having a problem at work. Nutty, funny, and wonderful. Again thanks. -Betty Hiser Gulley ('49) ~ from (the government) south Richland - been gone for 3 days but today should get up in the high 70s. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Betty Bell Norton ('51) To: Marilyn "Em" DeVine Dow ('52) I was also at the Friday dance at the Community Center, and was mostly working the kitchen--food and drinks, but got in my share of dancing also. It is really fun!! Wish more of you would turn out--the music is great, and the listening is good even if you don't dance! Murvelle Baker and Shirley (Fullenwider?) are usually there also. We will also be having the same Easy Swing Band on Sunday, May 30th from 1:00 - 4:00 at the Center, and the cost is still only $4--and the snacks are good. Hope to see more of you there! And look me up--would love to see you. Saw Doris Gibson (46'?) yesterday at the Garden Tea and Fashion Show--it was a nice event with more than 100 in attendance. -Betty Bell Norton ('51) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) To: Lynn Noble Paden ('72) It is one of the enduring facts of life in the Pacific Northwest: Washington voters do not want a state income tax and Oregon voters to not want a state sales tax. I will say nothing about self-serve gas. It seems the Portland merchants would loose too much revenue from Washington buyers if the state had a sales tax. It would not surprise me, however, if, in the next session, the state legislature tried to tax coyotes, robins, hummingbirds and moose, as these seem to be objects of enjoyment. Bomber Cheers, -Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) ~ the rain is supposed to go away for a couple of days here in Albany, OR ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Deanna Case Ackerman ('55) Just a note to congratulate my little sister, Vicki Case Wellenbrock ('69), who graduated from Washington State University - Vancouver last Saturday, May 15! Her B.A. is in Human Development, with a minor in Aging. She's been working full-time and taking classes part-time for the past 12 years. Even with some personal tragedies along the way, she has persevered. The family is sooooo proud of her! Way to go, Sis! -Deanna Case Ackerman ('55) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Donni Clark Dunphy ('63) To: Marilyn Swan Beddo ('63) Oh Boy, I wish I was there fishing with you at Moon Lake! I will forever be grateful that Gary and I squeezed in the time and made one last fishing trip with you and Parris. We had so much fun and can you believe it's been 3 years already and that we were there on 9/ll? Seems unreal now. Have fun my friend and someday we will go fishing again! To: Claudia Stoffel ('68) I wish I could help you with the photo... I can't, but I wanted to say my Jason Lee days meant a lot to me also and I have such wonderful, fun memories. Someone said at the last reunion that they were going to tear that school down. Does anyone know if that is so? If it is where can we find out if we can purchase any of the old desks etc.? I would like to know if anyone has a picture of the Christmas play from l955? I was Mary, Mark Reitan was Joseph, etc. It was my only starring role and I sang 3 solos and my Mother never got a picture of me nor did I get a class picture of it. I have a photo of the Christmas play in 5th grade starring Sue Nussbaum ('63). If anyone has a picture, I would love a copy. Re: Richland Lutheran Church Lynn Peashka mentioned Do I have great memories of time spent there. We couldn't dance like the Catholic and Mormon kids (Although we tried to persuade our Pastor to let us) but we had great times anyway. I'll never forget the scavenger hunts, the ice cream socials, the great parties for all occasions, Halloween, Valentines, etc. Remember the crazy pussycat game we played, meow, meow? MEOW! It makes me laugh to think of if. The pot lucks (with real home cooked piled high food), the banquets, the plays and skits. Ray Stein ('64) had a pretty cute brother also, David ('61). And what ever happened to Randy George, Marv Carstens ('61), Ronnie Miller ('61), etc. Camp retreats were a blast. Does anyone remember when about l5 of us piled on a toboggan at Satus Pass and went over a cliff? Marv Carstens ended up in the hospital as we all landed on him. How about the time the bears came into the tents at Camp Rich-Lu? Ha! The water skiing parties, LBI, the weenie roasts down by the river... I could go on and on but the most fun thing of all to me was the hay rides. I'm talking about real horses, real hay wagons and real fresh piled hay to snuggle in under the harvest, or summer moon while the horses took us all the way out to the Horn along the Yakima River. There we had a huge bonfire, and more singing. I won't ever forget the lasting friendships and memories I had there. Are there any others out there that remember those times? -Donni Clark Dunphy ('63) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Gary Behymer ('64) Re: "Let's Send Mike Davis to His Reunion" Fund ...Dear Mr. Upton: After viewing comments from both you and Mr. Mike Davis [5/24 Sandstorm]... I have decided that a payment of $1.98 would be an appropriate amount to pay into the "Mike Davis Reunion Fund." Said monies have been mailed to: Mike Davis [address deleted], Richland, WA 99252 Your humble servant from the Richland Class of 1964. -Gary Behymer ****** Re: Brad Upton's ('74) Request for Mike Davis ('74)... Checks for $1.98 (Gong 'um Chuck!) may be sent to the "Let's send Mike Davis ('74) to His Reunion Fund" located at: Mike Davis {deleted Mike's address for privacy. If you want it, email Behymer at the address above. -Maren] Please no cash...checks or money orders only! Signed... -The Unofficial Mike Davis Fan Club (Present members: two...) -Gary Behymer ('64) ~ located in downtown Colfax, WA ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Brad Upton ('74) To: Val Ghirardo ('71) Re: Mike Davis ('74) Reunion Fund Dear Val, Could you please put a jar by your cash register in the Spudnut Shop with Mike's picture on it? Maybe with a little note that said Mike couldn't save $1.33 per year for the past 30 years and his friends would like to see him. Maybe the good souls of Richland can put in their change and raise $40 to help "Send Mike Davis to His Reunion" fund. Gratefully yours, -Brad Upton ('74) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Maggie Gilstrap O'Hara ('74) To9: Mike Davis ('74) Mike, Is this for real or is Brad picking on you again? Not only am I coming all the way from Big Lake, Alaska during my very busy RV rental and B&B season, I also volunteered to do the memory book and the name tags. It is true, I volunteered before I knew both Richland and Hanford were combined but in true Bomber fashion I stood tall. Now......with all this said I hope my little guilt trip helped you change your mind. Not? Maybe this will.... in true womanhood (my friends call me a "Bush Bitch"... terms of endearment really... and is stronger than Bomberhood... sorry guys) I will then ask Brad to write your memories and send pictures if he likes. I have a couple things I can add as well. -Maggie Gilstrap O'Hara ('74) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Sheryl Romsos Senyk ('76) On behalf of the Class of '76, and fellow alumni, Karen Davis ('76), I would like to contribute one year's worth of savings in the amount of $1.33 to the "Send Mike Davis to His Reunion" fund. Please let me know where to send the check. Thank you, -Sheryl Romsos Senyk ('76) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: RaeLynne Abraham: ('78) To: Lynn-Marie Hatcher ('68) Lynn, Hi, every time I see you name I think to myself... could this be Lynn Hatcher that babysat us and our family friend? Do you remember my Dad, Ray Abraham, and Mom, Roberta? We went to church together at Richland Lutheran. I remember you! I thought you were pretty neat. I am RaeLynne they called me "Lynnie" the third Abraham "kid". It is good to see your name here. My folks still live in Richland, my sister, Lesley ('76) is in Kennewick, Jeff is with Homeland Security in Maryland, Chris is in Okanogan, WA, and I am in sunny San Diego. I hope you and your family are well. God Bless, -RaeLynne Abraham: ('78) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/26/04 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 11 Bombers sent stuff: Dick McCoy ('45), Betty Hiser ('49) George Swan ('59), Helen Cross ('62) Marilyn Swan ('63), Mary Ann Vosse ('63) Linda Reining ('64), Lynn-Marie Hatcher ('68) Lynn Noble ('72), Mary Anne Lauby ('73) Mike Davis ('74) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* TODAY: Girls of '63 & '64 Lunch BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Millie Finch Gregg ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Cecilia Bennett McCartney ('65) BOMBER CALENDAR: Richland Bombers Calendar Click the event you want to know more about. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Dick McCoy ('45) Re: Dana To: All my Sandstorm friends It has been a very tough day here in the Stanwwod/ Camano school District. A wonderful honors student was murdered by her ex-boy friend in a murder/suicide act. I didn't know her so how does that affect me? Tonight I should have been in the Hi School auditorium as MC to the Scholarship program. I have been doing that for ten years now, and I really enjoy seeing the young people receive their well-earned scholarships, and the earnest donors handing them out. Dana would have been there too, dressed to the nines, and picking up several scholarships. She would have been full of joy and anticipation for the future. I didn't know her personally, but I know exactly how she would have looked, and acted. All ended by a gun. Stanwood Hi is about the same size as Richland, 4A to you sports fans. The event is postponed, and, I hope, not cancelled. The student body is devastated,and the kids need the occasion. And so do I. -Dick McCoy ('45) -- A Bomber in Spartan country ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Betty Hiser Gulley ('49) To: Donni Clark Dunphy ('63) They are not going to tear Jason Lee down - the Richland School Board has obtained enough money to remodel both Jason Lee and Col Hi (Richland). Don't know when the remodeling will start or what period of time the remodeling will take. My daughter, Pam, used to work at Jason Lee as a playground supervisor during her lunch period when she was a senior at Col Hi. The reason I always write (government) south Richland is because when the Lewis and Clark School was rebuilt I attended the opening ceremony - the gentlemen who gave the speech said: "Well, this school will never have to be enlarged - you have the Downtown on one side, Yakima River on the other side, and the Columbia River in front of us. No need to build a bigger school. This school will remain as it is now." This was before Meadow Springs, etc. Who knew? -Betty Hiser Gulley ('49) ~ from (government) south Richland where the temperature will hit about 81 today with sunshine. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: George "Pappy" Swan ('59) To: Mike Davis ('74) Between you and me Mike, looks like if you play it right they'll pay for your Reunion expenses so drag your feet, Man. However, I spent just enough time in The Big A to know about BBs (Beautiful but meaner than a whole bunch uh big Brown Bears especially when they have Irish names - - No, not the Bears, the BBs), so if you see Maggie Gilstrap O'Hara ('74) on the horizon, don't take any chances. Anti-up the rest and Go! But, I won't tell anybody else -- secret's safe with me. -George "Pappy" Swan ('59) Psssst, Maggie, just kiddin' -- If you get mad, it was Mike's idea all along! ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) Re: Cancer Surgery I had my lumpectomy a week ago today, and I got my pathology report that all was clear and negative on last Thursday. I jumped on a plane the next day and headed for a 2 day seminar for women by the sea as in Cape Cod. It was an inspiring weekend with 30 other women from across the US who want to keep looking for new opportunities in their lives. I continue to receive such wonderful encouraging notes and cards for this next stage in my Cancer treatment, that of radiation. I want to thank each of you who has taken the time to offer me this support. It has really helped me to stay positive through this ordeal, though I know I am blessed in that my ordeal was/is much less than others have had to endure. I plan to become a volunteer to try to help offer such support to others who may need it along the way. Bombers are wonderful. I feel so lucky to be a part of our big Bomber family!! Re: Back yard visitors The moose picture is priceless. Re: Those who go to Reunions and those who live in the area and don't. I've never really understood why someone wouldn't want to go to their reunion. Maybe some of us are joiners, and some of us aren't?? I actually can think of some possible other reasons, but let me end with the thought that you can always be sorry you went, but you can never make it up if you are sorry you missed a reunion, as that one will never return again. Just try to make the next one. I've never missed one, and hope to never have to miss one. -Helen Cross Kirk ('62) ~ West Harrison, Indiana - where next week we'll have a small celebration by the little lake, as my husband will have completed his first year of seminary, and my youngest son will have completed another year of college at Purdue, and will be closer to graduating some year?? PSS: The cicadas are here, some places the buzz is so loud you can hardly hear yourself and they are everywhere outside. Fortunately, they aren't so had by the little lake. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Marilyn Swan Beddo ('63) To: BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) Yes, George Swan ('59) is my much older brother. He has turned into a great friend also. We have had many upsets in our family in the last couple of years, and through it all we have become much closer. I have enjoyed your family chronicles the past couple of years, also. Sometimes Upton really likes to raze Mike, but he just gets him right back! Upton may end up getting more money than he needs to get Mike to his reunion. Maybe they could take you, too. -Marilyn Swan Beddo ('63) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Mary Ann Vosse Hirst ('63) Re: Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My! I know this subject is probably finished, but I had to put in my two cents regarding wildlife in the neighborhood. Granted we are in a pretty rural area, being out on the Long Beach Peninsula on the Washington Coast, but we have an abundance of wildlife here - coyotes of course, but raccoons, possums, deer, otter, and just this morning in our back yard a black bear who came charging out of the woods, was startled to see Paul ('63) standing there and charged back in the quickest about face I've ever seen. Boy, they're quick! There have been reports of cougars here, but we've never seen them. We never tire at coming across a surprise while walking or driving in our area. We come upon deer in the dunes and they routinely graze at the road's edge, and we've seen in our back yard (which is a clearing cut out of woods and at the bottom of a steeply sloped ridge) a coyote taking a nap, a doe and two small fawns napping, two yearling deer playing and jumping around, a blue heron flying by at eye level ten feet away from us on our third floor deck, and now we can add a bear! And of course the number and types of birds is amazing. Sandpipers and Dunlins on the beach, Terns, Brown Pelicans, Cormorants, and I'm even being able to distinguish different types of seagulls. Canada geese by the hundreds, Brants, Mallards, Mergansers, Buffleheads, Bald Eagles, and we daily hear and see cock pheasants. I'm starting to take casual bird watching more seriously, so I now have a Willapa National Wildlife Refuge and Columbia River Estuary bird checklist along with Sibley's Guide to Birds, and have checked off an amazing number on the list so far. It's amazing to us since the only wildlife we've been exposed to over the years of living in more urban areas has been limited to the occasional raccoon, possum squashed on the road and hearing coyotes now and again. We love it! -Mary Ann Vosse Hirst ('63) ~ At the beach in sunny Surfside just west of Oysterville ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Linda Reining ('64) To: Donni Clark Dunphy ('63) Re: Richland Lutheran Church/memories I remember going to Camp Rich-Lu... I also remember when they had the contest to choose the name for the camp. I had lots of fun times and met lots of kids from other Lutheran Churches who attended the same time as I did. We always had a king and queen of the camp who were chosen by all camp members. One year, Tracy Rupp ('64) was the king and I think Vernona? Chappelle ('64) was queen... anyway, I think that was her name... I can "see her", but am not too sure of the name... memory loss is horrible at this stage of the game!!!! :( We had lots of wiener roasts around the campfire and on the last night, we would hold a "kangaroo court" and mete out punishments for infractions: not making your bed; taking too long to shower; eating too fast or too slow; and other "fun" crimes... lots of fun! I went to camp in junior high... great memories. Pastor Reitan was the pastor when I attended Richland Lutheran... his house was across the street from the church. I also remember the potluck suppers every Sunday at 5... wasn't it called, "Fellowship"? I remember lots and lots of Jello salads, potato salad, and of course, fried chicken. I also remember the hay rides through town... cramped like sardines, but we didn't care... we were singing at the top of our lungs and having a great time! Remember the hot cocoa with mini marshmallows afterwards? Thanks for the trip down memory lane. -Linda Reining ('64) ~ we are having cool and windy days in Bakersfield, CA ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Lynn-Marie Hatcher Peashka ('68) To: RaeLynne Abraham ('78) Greetings! Indeed, I am that very same "Lynn Hatcher" who babysat you guys, starting before Chris was even born! (Until 1997, I didn't use my whole first name -- Lynn- Marie -- so most people from back from the days in Richland remember me as "Lynn", like you do. Except for those who still call me "Lynnie", too! I remember you guys so well. My first big financial transaction in life was when I sold my tricycle to your parents for Lesley (I think). $2.00, as I recall. Once they determined I was an honest salesperson, your folks starting having me down to baby-sit you guys. You were living in the "B" house at 503 Cullum. When I was born (and until I was 6), we lived in the other side, at 501 Cullum. Then we made the big move north 6 houses to the "F" house at 515 Cullum, where we lived till Momma died when I was 18. Do you know the story of how you guys came to be a part of Richland Lutheran -- an ACTIVE part, with your parents being sponsors for the high school Luther League, etc? One time I couldn't baby-sit because of a church commitment. Your parents asked me about which church we attended, what we believed, etc. I told them all I could (I was about 13). Then they wanted to know more. So my parents came down to visit with them, and invite them to join us. They did -- and not long after that you guys were all joined up and "Lutheranized" ;-) So glad to read that your memories of me are good ones -- as are mine of you all. I especially loved your Dad, and was sorry when he went through some streaks of bad health a while back. Hope all of your family is well and happy now. Please pass my greetings and blessings on to all. Thanks for writing -- and you can write to me directly by e-mail if you wish. Would love to have more detail on the Abraham goings-on since everyone is grown up now! -Lynn-Marie Hatcher Peashka ('68) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Lynn Noble Paden ('72) To: Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) To the Oregon Legislature, nothing is sacred -- except for some of their pork barrel projects. And, with the recent articles in the Oregonian about the Oregon Wildlife Commission and the appointment of another one of Ted's cronies as commissioner --(we'll watch for the "Goldsmith syndrome" in this one too!) many should heed your prophetic warnings. -Lynn Noble Paden ('72) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Mary Anne Lauby ('73) Re: Email name hijacking To: Stu Osborn ('71) How does someone hijack an email address? We own the domain and so control the email addresses. Lately, I've been getting virus-infected email addressed to me at my graydog address, and the email is from "" or "" Needless to say, we have never made any mailboxes with these names. How can someone do that? How do we protect the domain? If I've made myself clear as mud, please contact me directly. Thanks for your help. -Mary Anne Lauby ('73) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Mike Davis ('74) Re: Reunion No can do! The 17th Annual Coyote Diarrhea Exhibit happens to be in Burbank, WA. that same weekend. Wouldn't miss it for the world! Sorry, Brad! You are on your own! Donors may want to contribute that "Send Mike Davis to his Reunion" money to Brad! Hair plugs are expensive! -Mike Davis ('74) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/27/04 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 10 Bombers sent stuff: Char Dossett ('51), Mike Clowes ('54) Burt Pierard ('59), George Swan ('59) Earl Bennett ('63), Deedee Willox ('64) Pam Ehinger ('67), Jerry Lewis ('73) Mary Anne Lauby ('73), Brad Upton ('74) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim Boyd ('55) BOMBER CALENDAR: Richland Bombers Calendar Click the event you want to know more about. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Char Dossett Holden ('51) To: Dick McCoy ('45) I have had Dana on my mind since I heard of the tragedy that took her young life. What a shame for this to happen because of an unstable person. Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us. -Char Dossett Holden ('51) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) To: Millie Finch Gregg ('54) Hope I'm not in too much trouble for not looking at the calendar more closely. I done went and forgot your birthday. Please accept my apologies, and have a very happy birthday. To: Lynn Noble Paden ('72) Needless to say, the Oregon State Legislature is somewhat of a joke. More concerned with things they have no control over than trying to settle budgetary problems. Of course, as one State Senator put it: "Don't elect any Democrats to the Senate so that we Republicans can pass a budget bill." Wonder what party he was from? Keep this up and we'll have to meet in the Sandbox. Bomber Cheers, -Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) ~ the rain have returned to the Valley ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Burt Pierard ('59) To: Brad Upton ('74) & Gary Behymer ('64) Re: The "Send Mike To His Reunion Fund" What a terrific idea for a way that we in the Bomber Family can express our love and assistance to one of our own. Usually, we have had to resort to prayers & "Well Wishes" but this program requires a real commitment, namely hard cash in the amount of $1.33 per person. I suggest that you establish a thermometer (similar to a United Way campaign) on the Alumni Website to visually show the progress toward our goal. As I was sitting here writing out my check, I got to thinking about how I would have raised the money as a kid (back before Mike was even born). I would probably have taken my wagon around the block of Thayer-Rochefontaine- McPherson-Roberdeau and asked my neighbors to contribute bottles that I could return for the deposit refund at Randall & Doyle's Groceteria (corner of Williams & Thayer). I would have received 1 cent per stubby beer bottle, 3 cents per pop bottle, and 5 cents for the coveted quart beer bottles. I'm sure I would have made the $1.33 in just one pass around the block. In this day & age, I have a few suggestions how you people in Bomberland can raise your $1.33: 1. Buy 1/2 of a Latte', instead of a Grande; 2. Buy a single Quarter pounder w/cheese, instead of a double; or 3. Buy 3/4 of a dozen of Spudnuts, instead of a full dozen (on 2nd thought, forget this suggestion - Spudnuts are more important than Mike making his Reunion). Bomber Cheers, -Burt Pierard ('59) ~ temporarily "Double-dipping" in Diablo, WA ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: George "Pappy" Swan ('59) To: Mike Davis ('74) Pssst! Mike, that one won't work either. The Fish and Wildlife folks have been putting out Kaopectate pills that they imported from Tiajuana so the Exhibit was canceled. Sorry man. Oh, and sorry if I inadvertently sicked Maggie Gilstrap O'Hara ('74) further onto you. But, I won't tell or email anybody else about this. -George "Pappy" Swan ('59) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Earl C. Bennett, III (Gold Medal Class of '63) RaeLynne and Donni: I, too have inspiring and lasting memories of growing up at Richland Lutheran Church. The pot lucks could rival any at the Baptist churches my wife and I have attended, and the youth activities were always great - yes, the hay rides were among the best. I count my salvation from a retreat at Camp RichLu when I was 14 - Jesus became real to me that weekend, and my faith changed from head knowledge to heart bonding. Erv and Lavonne Johnson were very important to me, and I still correspond with them from time to time. RaeLynne, I barely remember you, since y'all didn't move into the Petersen's house until I was out of high school and away most of the time. I do remember developing a close bond with Ray the few times we met because of my understanding of the culture in his ancestry, and I know your folks become close friends of my folks. Donni, I've been thinking about you, and have and will pray for your strength as you care for your parents. My sister, Sally ('71), and her husband Steve are helping care for his mother, though not at their home, and she has only a few months to live. You may know my Mom is at Alterra-Wynwood assisted care apartments, and barring unforeseen problems she should be with us for a long time yet, she just cannot be on her own anymore. She will probably find a way to get over to the Seattle area soon to see her new great-granddaughter, Allison Corinne Erlandson, born two days ago, daughter of Kellie Meek Erlandson ('93) and granddaughter of Sue Bennett Meek ('68). Sorry, I wasn't at Jason Lee until '56 so I wouldn't have those pictures. I had a great chat with Dave Stein ('61) - they lived just down Potter from us - during their 40th reunion, just before joining several of Mrs. Harmon's students from that class and singing the Russian folk songs she taught us. You probably know Mark Reitan ('63) followed in his fathers footsteps - last time I saw him, around ten years ago or so, he was pastoring a congregation in Tucson and had been there for a quite a while by then. And of course you and I saw Sue Nussbaum ('63) at our 40th reunion last year - from emails we've exchanged over the last couple of years, it sounds like she is very active in her Lutheran church somewhere in Idaho, Boise, I think. Of the three guys you asked about, there is a vague memory from Alumni Sandstorms a couple of years ago about something happening to Randy (did he graduate from Col Hi?), and I believe Ronnie Miller ('61) became a doctor. Actually, I probably should have checked the Bomber Alumni pages to see what it says there before guessing, but the storm that just passed through knocked down about 60+ feet of a double-trunk yellow poplar (same tree lost 20 feet off the top of the other trunk two weeks ago), and other assorted large branches came down, too, so I won't have spare time for browsing for a while - I still haven't finished with the three huge (80 to 92 feet each) red oaks that came down with hurricane Isabel last Fall. God bless you. Regards, ecb3, from unseasonably warm Reva, VA, where the thunder/hail/rain storm has left us with a pleasant spring/early summer evening. -Earl Bennett ('63) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Deedee Willox Loiseau ('64) To: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) Re: Those who go to Reunions and those who live in the area and don't. Your comment: "I've never really understood why someone wouldn't want to go to their reunion." I understand why some don't go. For some of us the memories of growing up in Richland and the school experiences are very painful. At one point, I couldn't even drive into Richland without feeling like my gut was on fire. Fortunately, I have had so much emotional and spiritual healing that I no longer feel that way. I went to my first class reunion in '99; it was my 35th, and I had never gone before. This year is my 40th and I am already signed up. Not only am I going, but I am working on the committee, on the memory book yet! God is good! I'm sure there are others out there who have felt this way and have not yet had that healing. I spoke with a lady yesterday who fits in that category. For those people, a reunion is a painful trip down memory lane that they would rather not take. I hope everyone finds the healing I have found! -Deedee Willox Loiseau ('64) ~ Burbank, WA ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Pam Ehinger Nassen ('67) Re: Critters in the yard! Well can anybody help me!! I've got moles or gophers or something in my yard this year! There are mounds of dirt popping up all over the place! I've tried drowning them by putting the water hose down the hole, when I can find the little bugger through all that dirt!! So I would love to hear from some who's in the know on how to get them gone!! Bombers Rule -Pam Ehinger Nassen (The Blue Ribbon Class of '67) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jerry Lewis ('73) Re: Mary Anne Lauby's ('73) getting e-mail that appears to be coming from her domain It is simple to fake or forge the "from" address. Virtually all spam uses forged from addresses, and virus or worm programs troll address books and randomly use email addresses. It's possible they create new, bogus addresses using domain names found (as may be the case here). Anyway, there's nothing much you can do about it, other than delete them, or set a filter or rule to delete messages that come from non-legitimate addresses in your domain. -Jerry Lewis ('73) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Mary Anne Lauby ('73) Thanks to all those who responded (off line) to my inquiry about hijacked email addresses. Sounds like there isn't anything to be done about it. My Norton AntiVirus (which I've used faithfully for years!) does catch the infected emails. I guess I'll just put up with the frustration of seeing "graydog" on spam. :( And while I'm at it, I'll put in a plug for what's out on - if you haven't already, check out a fellow Bomber's glass art (dear hubby, Jim Yount '61). -Mary Anne Lauby ('73) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Brad Upton ('74) To: Mike Davis ('74) Mike, You seem to forget that I will be entertaining at our reunion. Since I'll be standing in front of everyone with a microphone in my hand, I will tell all of our classmates that after years of inner turmoil about 'who is the "real" Mike Davis,' you went ahead with the sex-change operation and now go by the name of Michelle Davis. Of course, if you attend, I won't be able to do that. It's your call. -Brad Upton ('74) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/28/04 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 12 Bombers sent stuff: Betty Bell ('51), Carole Clark ('54) Mike Clowes ('54), George Swan ('59) John Worrell ('59), Larry Mattingly ('60) Frank Whiteside ('63), Linda Reining ('64) Pam Pyle ('69), Linda Smith ('72) Kerry A. Steichen ('74), Mike Davis ('74) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mike Clowes ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Twins: Bob & Roberta Grout ('66WB) BOMBER CALENDAR: Richland Bombers Calendar Click the event you want to know more about. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Betty Bell Norton ('51) Just a reminder about the Fifth Sunday Dance at the Richland Community Center on Sunday May 30th from 1:00 -4:00. This is sponsored by the Richland Seniors Association (RSA)---BUT IS NOT FOR ONLY SENIORS- -THESE DANCES ARE FOR ALL AGES. When the Center was built, the theme was to be "A Place For All Ages"--however, the powers-that-be have not allowed that theme to be placed in the building. It is strictly a Community Center. The RSA, though, is trying to get more young people involved there--and one of the ways is through the dances. We would love to get lots of younger people to come out and dance--the Easy Swing Band plays a large variety of musical numbers, so you should find something that suits you. Come and show us how you dance! Sunday, May 30th from 1:00-4:00, tickets are only $4 at the door, and refreshments will be served. Hope to see you there! -Betty Bell Norton ('51) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Carole Clark Oien ('54) Re: Deedee Willox Loiseau's ('64) 5/27/04 entry Deedee, You expressed quite eloquently how I feel about reunions. Unlike you, I have attended every ten year reunion and am planning to go this September to the 50 year reunion. But each time it has brought back painful memories of being an outsider and being the painfully shy person I was in my teens. I am no longer that person but I regress and feel that way inside when I am at the reunion. I'm not sure why I subject myself to those feelings every ten years. I suppose it is that I hope that THIS time I will overcome the feelings and just enjoy talking to people and feeling a part of the group. But I don't very much. I still have a small group of friends from 50 plus years ago which I have kept track of and feel very welcomed by them and I'm sure they are the reason I do attend the reunions. Maybe this September will be different and I can just enjoy talking and visiting with people I knew a long time ago and sharing experiences growing up in Richland. It wasn't as perfect as so many of the reminisces in the Sandstorm make it. But it was good. -Carole Clark Oien ('54) ~ in sunny Sun City West, AZ where it is the low 70's right now on our patio but will be mid 90's this afternoon ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) To: Pam Ehinger Nassen ('67) For best results on ridding your lawn of gophers, most "experts" recommend a surgical nuclear strike of about 10KT. Others recommend renting the movie "Caddy Shack" and take lessons from Bill Murray. There are various gadgets and nefarious substances on the market, some of which partially work to rid your yard of these critters. You could also import coyotes or bunnies; one of them are gophers natural enemies. Bomber Cheers, -Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) ~ and not a Golden Gopher... ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: George Swan ('59) To: Deedee Willox Loiseau ('64) Well said, Deedee, Well said. -George Swan ('59) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: John Worrell ('59) To: Pam Ehinger Nassen ('67) I was told by someone years ago that if you mess up the gophers mound that they will appear within 20 minutes to straighten it up. Believing this, I got my .45 automatic pistol, went out into my orchard and stomped on a couple of mounds. After an hour or so I went and got a chair to sit on. After another hour or more I went and got a flashlight. After a while longer I figured that I had been sent on a snipe hunt. The next techniques that I employed involved gopher bombs (available at farm supply stores), black powder, gasoline and propane, in various combinations, ignited by either cannon fuse or model rocket igniters. All the methods I tried seem to discourage the varmints for a while... but they always came back! I finally settled on using a Victor model 0610 gopher trap. There is a technique to using these but once you master the technique you are blessed with an irrefutable and, for me, a satisfying body count. I always put the critter back in the hole and bury him (or her) to serve as an example to the others. Watch your fingers while handling the trap... and good hunting!!! -John Worrell ('59) ~ Going on 42 years at the Lazy H Ranch ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Larry Mattingly ('60) Re: Moles in the yard To: Pam Ehinger Nassen ('67) Sounds like you have moles. Very common in W Washington. While it is illegal to trap them in this state, you can still buy traps at many gardening centers. You have to figure out which is the main run and set the trap down in that run. Or, there is Castor Oil! Don't laugh, I got this from Ed Hume and use it with great success. (No they don't doo doo themselves to death). I can never remember Ed's exact formula but here is what I use. 4oz bottle of Castor oil, 4 Tbs of liquid dish soap in 1 cup of COLD water in a blender and MIX WELL. Use 1 1/2 Tbs of this mixture in a gallon of warm water. Pour about 1 1/2 pints down each of their holes and they leave. Don't know why. There is a lot of speculation... but they do leave. I have used this for several years and it has not failed me yet. I have had to double dose the little buggers a time or two but they do leave. Be advised, you can get some really strange looks when you show up at the check stand with 4-5 bottles of Castor Oil. By the way moles are carnivores and eat grubs, worms, and other insects in the soil. I have great worm populations in my gardens and they love it. A few weeks ago I planted over 300 glad bulbs in one 40 foot strip along the back fence. I spent countless hours with pick and shovel digging up and screening the hard, grubby, dirt and clay mix. I added lime, sand, steer manure, and lots of peat and other organics. It was a wonderful loose, rich, mix. 2 days later a mole went through the entire length, and back, displacing over 100 bulbs pushing several to the surface. I spotted the problem when I saw a squirrel eating the bulbs. I dispensed a couple of gallons of the elixir and have not seen the mole since. But I did notice some new hills of dirt in my neighbor's yard.... It is interesting reading about all the wildlife. Here at our 30 acre facility we have several deer with at least 3 fawns this spring, rabbits, chipmunks, squirrels, coyotes, large hawks and a pair of bald eagles. Not sure where the eagles nest is but we frequently see them circling overhead. A couple of days ago I was outside in the warm sun sitting at a table chaining some shells together for the Coulee Dam show this weekend. I sensed the presence of something on my blind side and turned around to find a deer less then arm's length away, looking over my shoulder. Her fawn was in the edge of the brush less then 20 feet away. She grazed around me for probably 20 minutes and then they moved on. Re: Fireworks notice - 2 Shows... Grand Coulee Dam Sunday May 30. This is for the Laser light Festival and will be a bit different again this year. (You don't want to go all that way for the same old thing). This is a small town area, but they put on a nice festival and the laser show is the best I have seen anywhere, with the fireworks immediately afterwards from the top of the dam. Only problem is a shortage of motel rooms. So I will roll out the blanket in the back of the wagon. After a 20 hour day I am usually too tired to care anyway. And, At Shelton, WA Saturday, June 5th at the school grounds next to Wal-Mart. It will be a very nice large display with nearly 1000 items. Shelton has not had a display in some 20 years. This is for the annual Forrest Festival. This one will be worth seeing. "Happiness is the sky in bloom" -Larry Mattingly ('60) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Frank Whiteside ('63) Re: catching gophers To: Pam Ehinger Nassen ('67) My brother and I were experts at catching gophers in the '50s. We probably caught hundreds of them. In fact, I still have a note from about 1957 reminding me to change my clothes and go to the store and get some of those thin wooden crates with lids on them to hold the gophers when we caught them. You are lucky to have a hose nearby. We had to drag a big milk can and get water where ever we could. We would pour water down the holes after putting a metal cage over the hole (door opening down) and the gopher would scamper into the cage. We would then transfer them to the wooden crate with a lid as a "holding cell". After we caught a bunch, we would take them home and keep them as pets. You obviously don't want them as pets, so maybe you could transport them in your car trunk far out in the country. Other than that, you may have to contact a pest control place or call your local animal control agency for advice since you apparently don't want to poison them (or do you?) yourself. I'd come over and help you drown some out but don't think we live that near to each other!! -Frank Whiteside ('63) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Linda Reining ('64) To: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) & DeeDee Willox Loiseau ('64) Re: Those who live in the area and don't attend reunions DeeDee, I agree whole-heartedly with you---the only reunion I have attended was our 35th in '99, and I, too, was apprehensive about going. I had fun in high school and good friends who were there to support me, but it wasn't always "fun and games" being who I was, so I know all about the burning in the gut and the feelings of anxiety of seeing classmates from a time when we were younger, more concerned with appearances, more concerned with being part of the "in crowd" not "the wall flowers", and not quite so sensitive to others. BUT, I had a good time at the 35th and am looking forward to the 40th! From the things I have read and heard, it should prove to be a BLAST! I really think the reunion committee is doing one hell of a job! To: Pam Ehinger Nassen ('67) Re: Getting rid of moles, gophers or whatever is making dirt mounds: We used to put a lighted flare down the holes and it seemed to do the trick. I guess they don't like the sulphur smell and it stays in the hole a long time, so if the smoke and blast don't kill them, the smell keeps them away! We tried flooding their holes, too, but they just dug other ones! We also bought stuff from a feed store, but found the flares worked just as well, and they were cheaper, too. Hope this helps. -Linda Reining ('64) ~ Bakersfield, CA - kids will soon be out of school and then the roads will be overrun with teenagers who got cars for their graduation gift! It's amazing how many grads get BRAND-NEW cars and not cheap ones, either! It makes ya wonder what these parents do or drive! It's not unusual to see: BMWs; BIG trucks; Mustangs; VW convertibles; PT Cruisers; and the smaller SUVs being driven around town with teenagers behind the wheel, with their tassels hanging from the rear view window. where are the days when grads got "old" cars for graduation????? I got a '55 Chevy Bel-Air that my dad co-signed for, AND I had to make the payments on, as my graduation present! Wish I still had that car!!!!! ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Pam Pyle Jewett-Bullock ('69) To: Pam Ehinger Nassen ('67) Re: Moles, Voles... Well, Pam, I can certainly relate to your grief with little underground marauders in your lawn and garden! Here in Stafford, VA, this year has produced an apparent "bumper crop" of the destructive little monsters. Having done some research on the subject, I have discovered that what I've got here is NOT a mole, but the common 'Pine Vole'. There are basically two vole varieties. The 'Pine Vole' (which some also commonly refer to as the "field mouse", even though it is NOT a mouse), is about 4-6" long, has soft brown hair, and a very short tail of about an inch or so long. It in fact looks like a mouse with a docked tail. The 'Norwegian Meadow Vole' is the larger variety. It looks quite similar, but is a bit larger and can be distinguished by a longer tail of about 3" (looks like a large mouse with HALF its tail cut off). Both are herbivores = BIG trouble in the garden! They live on root systems... bulbs (except daffodils), perennials, shrubs, trees, and especially, new young plants. Here at our place, they have eaten the roots of--thereby destroying--roses, Japanese holly, hyacinths, juniper shrubs... AND they have caused major disruption to the track bed for our garden model railroad, by tunneling through the "ballast" (very finely crushed granite) under the tracks. It's important to know whether you've got moles or voles, because the mole is NOT an herbivore. It eats bugs, especially grub worms. Here, if we get rid of the grubs, we get rid of the moles. Unfortunately, that doesn't do a thing toward ridding us of the voles, however. We could, of course, Diazinon the entire lawn and garden. That would definitely kill them. It would also kill off EVERYTHING else, including the earthworms we've worked so hard to encourage here for over 14 years. Diazinon is also extremely toxic and deadly to birds, dogs, cats... you get the picture. I've also talked with our exterminators and local landscape specialists. They say entire lawns can be "gassed", but the voles will subsequently return. According to my research, I'm basically stuck with the little creeps. Per suggestions, we have baited with peanut butter a series of eight common mouse traps... placed them right near vole holes and UNDER large inverted flower pots. We have exterminated several voles in a couple of weeks with this method. Our wonderful kitties just LOVE to catch and kill the beasts, and we of course encourage that behavior. They have destroyed at least three this year that we know of. This probably leaves us with a remaining vole population of about 459... in other words, we aren't very effective in our extermination techniques. It has also been suggested that I might be able to "deter" the little monsters with dried blood/blood meal around my plants. Since this is a very pure form of nitrogen fertilizer, I have put it in the ground when planting this spring, and sprinkled rings around my rose bushes. Honestly, I don't know if that's working or not, except to say the plantings are still alive and apparently well. But the damage which voles do to roots often causes a slow plant death... As for the other suggestions to "deter" or "discourage" the vole population, I'm stuck there, too. Since they actually live above ground, but under cover, it is suggested that "cover" be eliminated... great. That means cutting your grass waaaay too short for this climate, and eliminating all the perennials and low-growing landscape shrubbery. If you have moles and grubs, get rid of the grubs. Here, our grub worms are the larvae of the Japanese Beetle (don't even get me started on these...). The best way to rid a property of these grubs is to put down a product call Milky Spore. It's a white powder which is perfectly harmless to every other living thing but the Japanese Beetle grub. For them, the spore is the cause of a deadly intestinal disease. And, once the grubs ingest the spores, they help to SPREAD the disease throughout your property as they crawl around underground. It takes about three years for the Milky Spore to really eliminate the grubs from a property, but it then lasts for many years. Don't waste your time and money trying electronic gadgets; been there, done that. And, based on our results here, I'd swear the voles just LOVE those electronic sounds! :-) First, you've got to find out exactly which kind of tunneling critter you've got, though. Your County Extension Service may be a good place to start. And, I'm sure local garden clubs may have "experts" you can query, as well. I wish you luck. Bomber cheers, -Pam Pyle Jewett-Bullock ('69) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Linda Smith Davis ('72) To: Pam Ehinger Nassen ('67) We had gophers destroy hundreds of dollars in a 70' long rock garden. Drowning doesn't work. Tried traps. One the cat brought into the dining room and ate the gopher out of in the trap and just left the teeth and a tuft of fur. Also, they may not die in the trap. If the trap is not anchored well, the gopher may pull the trap back into the burrow. If not dead, when you pull on the trap, the most horrid hair raising scream will emanate from them, then you have to kill it yourself with a shovel - actually a trowel. My husband used the big shovel the first time and we had gopher parts all over the place. We had a gopher snake come on his own, but he couldn't keep up with the rapid reproduction of the gophers. And the neighbor's cat killed the snake. My dad tipped me off that you must leave the gopher body in the burrow to discourage others from moving in. I get rid of all my gophers now with 'gopher bombs'. Dig down with a trowel and find the tunnel beneath the mound. You should find a hole on opposite sides. Light the bombs and stick one in, lit end first, to each tunnel as far as you can reach. Cover the mound back up with the dirt. The gas kills them, even the babies, the bodies are left and other gophers don't move into the burrow. If you have many mounds, you don't need to excavate and bomb all but every 2nd to third one. The mounds are in lines, different lines are perpendicular to each other. Happy hunting. -Linda Smith Davis ('72) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Kerry A. Steichen ('74) Re: Class 74 Reunion Status Hello Class of 74, and M. Davis Registrations are continuing to come in. We have about 120 for the Saturday dinner/show and about 40 for Friday night's dinner cruise. Rob is signing up people for the golf tournament and lunch as well. Classmates are flying in from all along the west coast, as well as Texas, North Carolina, and Virginia. We even have someone coming from Australia. So I encourage the Washington residents and locals to come down to the reunion because your fellow classmates from far away would love to see you. We will be taking reservations up until the event, but we really do need to have you get Memory Book information to Maggie Gilstrap O'Hara or Howard ickard to sign up. -Kerry A. Steichen ('74) ~ Kent, WA ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Mike Davis ('74) Idle threats, Upton! Make the operation public knowledge. I'm happy with myself! (Except these dang thongs!) -Mike Davis ('74) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/29/04 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 10 Bombers sent stuff: Betty Hiser ('49), Marguerite Groff ('54) Patti Mathis ('60), Judy Willox ('61) Mike Brady ('61), John Adkins ('62) Gary Behymer ('64), Bob Grout ('66WB) Pam Ehinger ('67), Vicki Owens ('72) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jimmie Shipman ('51) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dick Pierard ('52) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sharon Sherwood ('58) BOMBER CALENDAR: Richland Bombers Calendar Click the event you want to know more about. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Betty Hiser Gulley ('49) Re: Carole Clark Oien ('54) I went through Col Hi (6 years - that's another story) totally deaf and with cleft palate speech. In those days I was considered physically handicapped. I knew what everyone in high school thought about me because I took 3 years of lipreading (I still lipread). My high school years were ---- because people made fun of me telling me I was dumb, stupid, and ignorant - this wasn't what I learned from reading lips but they told me to my face. About 8 years after graduation I started working on our 10-year reunion and I thoroughly enjoyed it. The people who live in this area rarely attend reunions - maybe someone should do a survey to find out why? I have asked several people who live here and never attend any of the reunions, Club 40, and they say: "Well I wasn't popular in school, people didn't like me, etc." After 55 years who cares? When I go to club meetings, reunions, etc., I always ask for a hug - I have forgiven everyone who made fun of me. I have had medical problems my entire life and in the past 7 years have had 9 operations (they call them procedures now). After I had cancer for the second time I tell people that I have survived cancer twice and I collect hugs. Try it - you'll like it. Leave the ulcers, bad feelings, queasiness, hatred, etc., at home and come to your reunion and ask people for hugs. It UNNERVES most people. To: Pam Pyle Jewett-Bullock ('69) I am originally from Ohio and we had moles. We kids thought it was fun to take a shovel and go up and down the yard whamming those big lumps in the yard. Don't think anyone ever got concerned that we had moles. I lived through the Great Depression when most everyone had gardens. Guess this was before the things you can buy now to get rid of them. All I knew was that they were butt U G L Y. -Betty Hiser Gulley ('49) ~ from south (government) Richland where it is cloudy and only supposed to get about 73 today. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Marguerite Groff Tompkins ('54) Re: Richland Lutheran I started going there in 5th grade. Milton Grimsrud was the pastor when I started. What a wonderful man. Other pastors during my years there, were Pastors Peisker, and Reitan. Pastor Peisker's son, Gene, was in the class of '54. He is an ordained minister (probably retired by now). We had a large and active Luther League and were fortunate to have some wonderful student pastors over the years. Our summer camp in those days was Luther Haven - near Coeur d'Alene. It was so gorgeous there, with the beautiful lake, the chapel overlooking the water - camp fires after dark, just the perfect place to meet with God and give him your heart. To: Earl Bennett ('63) As far as I know, Mark Reitan is at a church in Lynnwood, WA. He was the pastor that officiated at the Memorial Service of my brother, Bill Groff ('61). He did an outstanding job. I knew your mom well. She encouraged my mom, Betty Groff, to move into Columbia Edgewater (now Alterra). Your mom is very proud that she the very first resident there. My mom died in 1995 and I haven't seen your mom since. I'm glad to hear she is still doing well. -Marguerite Groff Tompkins ('54) ~ Richland - where the weather varies from day to day. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Patti Mathis Wheeler ('60) Re: Reunion Attendance To: Deedee Willox Loiseau ('64) This is in regards to Deedee and her very accurate reason why some people don't attend their high school reunions. I have never left Richland, and yet have never attended a reunion. I remember the good times of growing up also, but when I got to high school the fun seemed to come to an abrupt halt. The few close friends I made are still close friends to this day. The reunions, to me, are just another way of being left out of the loop. I am glad Deedee is over her bitterness, I however am not. -Patti Mathis Wheeler ('60) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Judy Willox ('61) To: All Bombers Re: Basketball Tournament Souvenir Jerseys Zorba Manolopoulos ('91), has let me know this afternoon that the printer who is printing his jerseys, has given us an extension until next week for the printing. This means that those of you who missed the deadline this week do have another chance to get your order in. Please let me know by Wednesday, June 2nd whether you would like to have a souvenir jersey from the basketball tournament. I will need to know your name, class year, your complete address, the size(s) you need and the quantity you want. The jerseys run $15.00 each and are a souvenir only; not an admittance into the tournament. You will need to send me an email at the above address to let me know. Make check or money order payable to: RHS Alumni Tournament and send to: Zorba-RHS Alumni Tournament 1407 Sunset Street Richland, WA 99352 Let's show Zorba as much support with this basketball tournament as we are Mike Davis ('74) with his reunion appearance. Hey, we Bombers are one big family and we always help our own. Right? Let's go Bombers, here we go!! Bomber Cheers, -Judy Willox ('61) ~ Richland - where it has cooled some, rained more then usual and I LOVE this cooler weather and smaller water bill! :o) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Mike Brady ('61) Re: Ditto Carole Clark Oien ('54) In 2001, I briefly attended my 40th year reunion. I walked into the Desert Inn Hotel (old name), spent a few minutes talking to Jack Glover ('61) and Dennis Lind ('61) and immediately left. I got back in my car and drove back to Seattle. I have been successful in almost every aspect of my life since leaving Richland, but those old feeling of childhood inadequacy keep coming back whenever I return. My sisters won't go to a reunion. Since my Mother died in 1997, they refuse to go to Richland. There were so many bad memories while growing up. It's nice...and not so know others feel the same way. I doubt if I will ever return. Of course, I would like another Spudnut before I die! So, maybe... -Mike Brady ('61) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: John Adkins ('62) I believe I have found a way to control (at least) the coyote population. -John Adkins ('62) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Gary Behymer ('64) To: the Class of 1974 This information is being sent to you by the Unofficial "Mike Davis Reunion Fund." Mr. Brad Upton ('74) recently suggested, in the Alumni Sandstorm, that perhaps some of you might consider sending Mr. Mike Davis ('74) a sum of $1.33 to cover reunion expenses for your up and coming 30th reunion! This grass roots organization, The Unofficial "Mike Davis Reunion Fund Make Mention Society," is now bringing that request to you...the Class of 1974! Now is the time to come to the aid of your own Mr. Brad Upton to 'save face'? with Mr. Mike Davis. Any spare monies, but no more than $1.33 should be mailed to Mike. P.S. If Mr. Davis does not receive a total of $40.00, Mr. Upton will be attending that Class of 1964's 40th reunion...or so rumored... -Gary Behymer ('64) ~ from wet downtown Colfax, WA ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Bob Grout ('66WB) Thanks for remembering our birthday [5/28] Bob Grout and Roberta Grout Ouaou. -Bob Grout ('66WB) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Pam Ehinger Nassen ('67) Re: The critters in my yard! Thank you to everyone who gave me some great ideas! Well... except the one about blowing them up. I don't own this place... the land lady might get a little upset. Plus I live on the Colville Res. and I might just send the Indians on the War Path!! I don't need that either! Again thank you!! I think I'm going to try Larry Mattingly's ('60) trick with the castor oil! Can't hurt! Bombers Rule -Pam Ehinger Nassen (The Blue Ribbon Class of '67) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Vicki Owens ('72) Re: Lynn Noble Paden ('72) Bounce those messages to the Sandbox! If not that, maybe you'd better ship out to Washington, DC where she won't be bothered by Oregonian politics! On the other hand, Oregon would be a poorer place without you! (You know I love you, BLNP!) -Vicki Owens ('72) ~ Kampala, Uganda - on the campus of Makerere University *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/30/04 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 20 Bombers sent stuff: Shirley Watts ('49), Dick Pierard ('52) Millie Finch ('54), Tom Hughes ('56) Ann Hogan ('58), George Swan ('59) Barbara Seslar ('60), Mike Brady ('61) Tim Smyth ('62), Jim Hodgson ('64) Linda Reining ('64), Janine Rightmire ('65) Patti Snider ('65), Marcia Wade ('67) Pam Ehinger ('67), Pam Pyle ('69) Lynn Noble ('72), Mike Davis ('74) Treg Owings ('76), Debbie Nelson ('77) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* BOMBER LUNCHES 'n stuff (in order of appearance) 06/02 '69 Planning Meeting 06/05 Girls of '60 Lunch BOMBER CALENDAR: Richland Bombers Calendar Click the event you want to know more about. ************************************************* ************************************************* R2K+4 ALL BOMBER REUNION Come mingle with friends from all classes... DATE: Saturday, June 26, 2004 WHERE: Richland Red Lion Courtyard (The old Desert Inn location) TIME: 6:30pm TO ?? FOOD: Buffet Dinner, $25.00 ($30.00 at the door). PRE-REGISTER by sending $25.00 to: R2K Reunion, 2102 Tinkle, Richland, WA 99352 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Shirley Watts James ('49) Good for you Betty Lou Hiser ('49). Hugs are best. Incidentally, I associated with you frequently in high school and never realized you had hearing difficulties. -Shirley Watts James ('49) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Dick Pierard ('52) I am celebrating my birthday today [5/29/04] in Bomberville, with that unique organizer of good things, Burt Pierard ('59). We are continuing our practice of muddying the waters of complacency and keeping the police nervous this weekend. I came out from Boston to speak at a conference in Vancouver, WA and took advantage of the opportunity to enjoy a little sand, sage brush, and radiation. Best wishes to all. -Dick Pierard ('52) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Millie Finch Gregg ('54) Re: Attending Reunions My fellow Bombers: I have read with interest the classmates' remarks about attending reunions, or not attending. I must say I am very surprised. Because of: 1) I was never Miss Popularity; 2) never Miss Beauty Queen; 3) didn't participate in sports except softball; 4) didn't belong to a "cliche"; and on and on it goes. Even when I lived in California, I have never missed a reunion. Yes, the first one (10) year was surprising because everyone was still in their little groups; however, by the time the 20th rolled around there was less of that; and now after the 30, 40 and now approaching the 50th we are all so grateful to be alive. Having conquered cancer (10 year survivor) and many other ailments, it is so great to be amongst friends. My husband is from Texas, but he goes and fits right in. I go to have a GREAT time, see as many people as I can; hug 'em all and at the end of the evening say what a time it was. I can't encourage you all enough to seriously consider attending your reunions as they come up. If you attend Club 40 - be sure to look me up and I guarantee you will get a warm reception!! Cheers to all and I sure hope to see you in Sept. -Millie Finch Gregg ('54) P.S. I forgot to say - it is time to let go of the past - it is gone and never more. Tomorrow hasn't come so we can't worry about it - so let's just accept today and realize the gift it is - the present and the only time we know of right now. Just a few words of encouragement. -Millie ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Tom Hughes ('56) Re: TV Guide I found it interesting that Terry Knox [Terry Davis ('65)] is the answer to 44 down in the May 30 TV Guide crossword puzzle. -Tom Hughes ('56) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Ann Hogan Roberts ('58) To: Pam Ehinger Nassen ('67) Pam Watch "Caddy Shack" -Ann Hogan Roberts ('58) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: George "Pappy" Swan ('59) Re: Reunions and Remembrances I think many of us had handicaps when we went to school in Richland, some just showed more than others. Some may have indeed had nothing but glorious, happy, fun-filled times and memories. But, I have found that it is always easier to remember the good times of any experience, for whatever reasons. When I was growing up there, I had a lot of good times with a variety of close and some closer than other friends. Then came high school. I look back and now consider myself a cross between a Richey and a Fonzie-wannabee. I was a kinda normal guy with a duck's ass (DA) haircut until I discovered flat tops. Then I tried a Princeton for a while but it was too much trouble and besides I could never afford the leather jacket and motorcycle boots. But there was always a distinct awareness of being excluded from certain groupings and it is still there today with certain encounters but that no longer bothers me (well the old rub is still there -- I'm human, OK). I found my solace during those years in hunting, fishing, and backpacking (and still do) by spending my free time "Downback" between the bypass highway and the Yakima River. But, it is almost comical anymore because some of the "elite" still fiercely hang on to that badge -- As, if they lost it, they would lose their identity. Many have accomplished great material and career things but as a person they forgot to grow and under all the glitter and Hoorah, they are still like (or maybe unlike) the rest of us. Have you noticed, there are many types who write in to the Sandstorm and there are many who never or rarely write in. Every once in a while I am surprised by someone who surfaces and writes in, so you know that they have been "out there" reading all along? God only knows the what's and whys of the journeys of peoples minds from youth to the senior years, from spring to the autumn of our lives and "if we make it to December?" -- egos, pride, caring, jealousy, guilt, love, hate, joy, fear, sorrow, hurt, kindness, comfort, abuse, desires, alcohol, drugs, over indulgence, awareness, beliefs, curiosity, creativeness, generosity, selfishness, benevolence, self- centered, precociousness, solitude... and it goes on and on and on. When we were kids, "who'd a thunk?" I notice that some only write if they have a question or problem, etc., yet some write steadily as though they are fulfilling a need, to express, to be noticed...? I tell myself that I write because my warped sense of humor sees an opportunity to insert some laughter but maybe I am answering some deep seated need that I can't admit to or don't even know what it may be. I don't intend to lose any sleep over it because I don't know how many more good nights of sleep I have left in this lifetime and they're worth more now... When I pause for a bit and consider all the experiences that I've had since Bomber Days, its been one hell of a ride. However, a psychic once told me that "They will have to shoot you to get rid of you." So, I never sought a second opinion! A lot of years have gone thataway for me and a lot of other folks. And, I hope to experience much more and that includes people. After skipping my tenth reunion, I began to realize, although a bit late, that if I let those old demons keep those resentments alive -- I was the loser. A lot of people have written in about this concern and that usually means that there are a lot more out there who feel the same but won't write. So, if we all bit the bullet just a little bit and went to our respective reunions and the over-the-hill, I mean the over 40 reunion [Sept. 10-11-12, 2004] don't you think that there would be a helluva lot of people there that share your feelings and might be in need of some comradeship to once and for all begin healing those old wounds? Its been how many years now? Now, with that finally said, no one has told me to shut up yet in past issues. This is not aimed at anyone, just mulling things over out loud, and if I have offended thee, I am heartily sorry. So, if you don't want to read it, let me know and I can write to myself - - the therapy works the same for me, either way. -George "Pappy" Swan ('59) ~ The old guy in Burbank, WA -- Mumbling to himself and any of the wildlife that will listen. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Barbara Seslar Brackenbush ('60) Re: Reunions I'm responding to Patty Mathis' ('60) entry regarding high school reunions. I believe I might know how she feels since I didn't really feel connected through the school years. Teenagers are prone to be self-conscious and I certainly was that. I still don't relax when I attend the reunions and I don't feel anyone remembers me. Still, I really like to see classmates again since they are all a part of my life and growing up. Three of my closest friends through junior high and high school have passed away over the years and I truly miss them (Everett, Helen and Janet Zepp). Another close friend, Erleen Thompson, lives elsewhere, although might be through the Tri-Cities this summer some time. Amazingly, my closest friend and now sister-in-law, Rita Brackenbush ('60) moved back to the Tri-Cities about a year ago and we see each other often now. I feel life is too short to hang onto the hurts in the past. Rita and I have been attending the '60's girls' luncheon the first Saturday of each month at Las Margarita's and are getting acquainted/reacquainted with some of our classmates. It has felt like a "safe place" to reconnect and I hope that Sandi might join us. At first sight, we might not recognize each other but it doesn't take long before we are talking about lots of things that we now have in common (health, grandchildren, retirement, work (what's that?). The hour passes very quickly. -Barbara Seslar Brackenbush ('60) ~ Richland ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Mike Brady ('61) At our next class reunion, why don't we have a designated table for "class outcasts". I bet it would be the largest table in the room and we would have a hell of lot of fun! -Mike Brady ('61) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Tim Smyth ('62) Re: Reunions Bombers- I can appreciate all of the entries about high school reunions. The adolescent period is a very difficult time for many teens and the thought of going back to that time is not appealing to many. Many kids are so consumed with their own importance that they can't be bothered with the majority of their classmates. And kids today are much more cruel than when I went to Carmichael and Col-Hi in the '50s/'60s era. And Richland was much better than most communities. Three of our four daughters had a pretty good time in high school and they were talking with my wife about reunions. My wife said that her high school class was "very cliquey". This is true because they once had a reunion "by invitation only". One daughter said that her class wasn't cliquey. I said "Wrong, you were part of the clique, and you couldn't see it". My wife's 40th is NOW, Memorial Day weekend, and we didn't plan to go because we were going out of town, but she got sick and we didn't do either. She really didn't care much about going anyhow. She was interested in seeing some of her closer friends, but not the whole group. Our fourth daughter did not have a good experience in junior hi / high school and we wonder whether she will want to go back. She feels good about herself now and might want to. Who knows? Often the kids who were the most popular in school don't have a great adult experience. I had a good time at my 25th in 1987, because I felt good about myself and still do. Living far away in New York, that one reunion was the only one that I was able to make. I admit that I went mostly out of curiosity. My mother said that I wasn't alive in high school. -Tim Smyth ('62) ~ Hudson Falls, NY ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Mom was right, bro!!! -Maren] ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jim Hodgson ('64) Re: Mole & Gopher Control We have used a simple and inexpensive technique. Wherever you have a mound uncover the hole and dump in a half cup of gasoline. The gas fumes are heavy and spread throughout the complex. After all the holes are identified, light a match. There will be a small underground explosion and some small fires at the entrance of the holes. The oxygen will be sucked out of the underground passages and the poor critters will be in mole heaven. [WARNING!] Do not use this method if there is a danger of causing a range fire because the holes and tunnels can go much farther than what you might expect. Happy Hunting. -Jim Hodgson ('64) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Linda Reining ('64) To: Betty Hiser Gulley ('49) Re: handicap and name calling I have a granddaughter who is 10 and was born with Spina Bifida Occulta (it affects her fine and gross motor skills); she also has problems with the way her brain processes thoughts and ideas; along with vision perception problems. public school is/was very difficult for her... kids are constantly taunting her; she has been called some of the same names you were, along with worse (some of which just makes this grandma's heart break and make me want to "throttle those little monsters"). She has very few friends; BUT she is always smiling and will give hugs to everyone she meets--scares us at times. My daughter and son-in-law enrolled her in a private, Christian school and she is thriving. I also have a grandson who was born with "cleft lip" (his top lip was attached to the space between the nostrils) and had surgery at the age of 4 months to repair it... you can barely see the scar... figured okay for a boy... he could always grow a mustache to hide it. *grin* So, I can fully relate to reasons why people don't attend reunions. It is hard to face our demons, even though they should be long-dead and buried. Old hurts die hard and aren't always as easy to forgive and forget. Some of us take longer to heal than others. BUT, I did attend my 35th (first one) and will be attending the 40th in June. I'm looking forward to having a good time and meeting up with old faces and talking over the good times. -Linda Reining ('64) ~ Bakersfield, CA - cool and windy- -waiting with baited-breath for those triple digits to arrive. NOT! ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Janine Rightmire Corrado ('65) Re: Coyotes To: John Adkins ('62) Your picture entry was great! We have those coyotes come right up to our front door looking for our two poodles. They have been known to take a pup and many cats right off the front or back porches. Got my cat several years ago. I wasn't too happy with what I found in the morning. They are fine out in the wild, but gee whiz, get out of my yard!!! We live in a pretty populated neighborhood, too... one acre lots etc. They are very brave and I will be outside and look up from something and they are just standing 15-20 feet away looking at me. John tries to shoot them, but, let's face it, Roy Rogers he's not........ he'll probably get me though one of these days!! ha -Janine Rightmire Corrado ('65) ~ Woodinville, WA ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Patti Snider Miller ('65) If any of you are in Richland on Sunday, May 30th, check out the Pacific Northwest Mustang Club show. It begins at 9am, patriotic opening at 11:30am, voting noon to 2:00pm and then the awards are given out. My daughter, April Miller ('92) has a dark green 1998 Mustang she brought down from Spokane. Look her up, her car looks really nice!!!! I'll be down there for a while too. Come and join the fun! It's free too!!! Mustang turns 40! Bomber Cheers! -Patti Snider Miller ('65) ~ Richland - 61 and a little windy, imagine that! Wait 5 minutes and the weather changes!! ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Marcia Wade Hausenbuiller ('67) Re: Reunions and such & a more personal note to Betty Hiser Gully ('49) I have to join the horde. While I don't have too many negative memories about Col-Hi itself, I continue to be sort of 'on the outside'. I've made it to two reunions--my 20th, where I was told "You can't sit here, these places are saved for our group". My old friend from Carmichael and Col-Hi, Sheri Daugherty, who had been included in the 'saved for our group' bunch, said, "Sorry, I want to sit with Marci so we're sitting here!" Believe me, although I appreciated Sheri's support, that spoiled the nite as much as anything could have! At the time, I lived on the Western side of the state, and had gotten info about the reunions whenever they were held! In 1990 I moved back to Richland, (which was, over all a great place to grow up)! and since have heard not once via the good old post office, or TCH (Tri-City Herald) about our reunions or class of '67 parties. I was able to attend the 35th reunion since by then I was reading the Alumni SandStorm. Again, it was not the greatest of experiences--but mostly I figure that's the fault of my quiet, shy self. You know, I have been in the local phone book since 1990, and I do read the old TCH rag every morning, so the lack of 'hearing about' the reunions has been sort of shocking! My younger brother who lives in Kennewick... I don't think has made it to any of his reunions either, and if I remember our conversation about it, he also hasn't been contacted about up coming reunions... So, there's a couple of reasons why some locals don't show. (Have to admit also, that I am not comfortable in crowds, so that contributes a bit to the lack of attendance) ...A to Betty--I love your 'government' part of R'land by line. When I moved back 14 years ago, after all those 'quick, week end trips' over the years, and decided to buy a home, I asked to see homes in the 'south end of town', as my mother who lived in the 'old neighborhood' had said she would be able to meet some of my child care needs at the time. The Real Estate agent's idea of 'south end' and mine were totally different!! I am back now in the old 'government south end' and other than a few gripes about the aging of my beloved pre-cut with an added basement, I'm happy to be here. My kids got to go to Lewis and Clark, and even one grandson got to go there for one year! -Marcia Wade Hausenbuiller ('67) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Pam Ehinger Nassen ('67) Re: Reunions To: Patti Mathis Wheeler ('60) Dear Patti, I know just how you feel. I was the one that got picked on because I had such a large chest! I was the one that had the bad reputation. Yet I was a virgin when I graduated in '67, I know there are many that can't say that!! I was teased to tears, by guys who didn't know me... girls too. But I bit the bullet and I went to my 20th. I had a great time seeing my friends that were close to me and we had hung around together through high school. Others that wouldn't have given me the time of day came and hugged me told me how good it was to see me! I'll admit I was a little skeptical of them. But they talked to me and were actually very, very nice people. Like me, they had grown up. On my 25th (I missed the 30th) and 35th things were even better! I even confronted some of the guys that had cornered me and taunted me one night in Riverside Park. They ALL apologized to me. We've all done stupid things as teenagers. But now as an adult we've grown up and have a whole different view on life. So I guess what I'm trying to say is give it a try. You live in town so if it gets bad you can go home. But give those people one more chance to prove to you that people do change. Try it you might like it. Best of Luck! -Pam Ehinger Nassen ('67) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Pam Pyle Jewett-Bullock ('69) To: Betty Hiser Gulley ('49) Re: Childhood challenges... That, without bothering to get to know you just a LITTLE, some with whom you attended school decided you were "dumb, stupid, and ignorant" clearly became their loss and your gain. I don't recall exactly when we met, but it was at least a few years after you'd left high school, gone to work at Douglas, married, had two pretty little girls, and moved into the house "catty-corner" across the street from the Armistead address where I lived with my parents. Before becoming one of my regular babysitting "employers", you became an important adult friend to me during my adolescence. I never knew you to be anything but bright, intelligent, very witty, and a great listener (in spite of hearing deficits). Everything you shared about the physical and emotional challenges of your own adolescence became an important part, I think, of the fabric of my own developing character. As the little fat girl, from kindergarten all the way through high school, I didn't fit the mold for popularity, either. But, by the grace of God at work in me via the adult role modeling and encouragement which I received from you, from my mother, from several great teachers, and from adult and youth friends at Southside United Protestant Church, I never shied from revealing the person under those extra layers of fat to the popular, the unpopular, and those in-between. I took the chances. And, yes, I got hurt along the way... plenty of times. But, having mined for the gold, I also reaped the rewards of true friendship and growing self-confidence. I returned for my ten-year reunion (I was in still in Seattle then), and had a wonderful time. Our name badges had yearbook graduation photos on them, and I was asked by one dear classmate, "Where's the OTHER one of you?!" (I had begun the life-long and worthwhile battle to slay the fat dragon.) Honestly, I haven't been back to a reunion, not because I don't want to go, but because of distance and other life priorities. Class of '69's 35th reunion is planned for this July, and we'll be whitewater rafting in West Virginia with our son and with a 12-year-old Swedish "grandchild" (we hosted a dozen full-year exchange "sons" from the time our son was age 6 weeks to the time he was 12... almost all are now married, and there are 17 "grandchildren", and counting...). I'll just have to wait for the 40th. For me, though, going to reunions is less about reliving the past than it is about sharing with contemporaries who we have become... and why. It's positively fascinating. (Nevermind the mental picture of you hammering on mole hills with shovels...) Please, count me among those who acknowledge and thank you for making a difference in the life of a younger Bomber! Bomber cheers, -Pam Pyle Jewett-Bullock ('69) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Lynn Noble Paden ('72) To: Vicki Owens ('72) I'd better stay in Oregon then, because it can't afford to get any poorer than it already is... OUCH!! Ohmygosh! Maren just tried to bounce me into the Sandbox! OK, OK that's the last of it, Maren - I promise! -BLNP, AKA Bertha Lynn Noble Paden ('72) ~ In soggy Oregon City where I'm "sendin' all my love" to VLO in Uganda! See you in Calyfornia (as Arnold pronounces it) soon! ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Mike Davis ('74) Re: Reunion Save your money, It ain't happenin'! Mr. Upton has entirely too much time on his hands! Any money collected for this bogus cause will be invested in Rogaine stock under the name of Brad Upton. Now go play outside! -Mike Davis ('74) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Treg Owings ('76) To: Pam Ehinger Nassen ('67) I did not know you lived on the Rez. In Warm Springs, they had crews that did mole trapping in the tree plantings. You might ask the Natural Resource Department of the Tribe to see if they can help. -Treg Owings ('76) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Debbie Nelson Burnet ('77) A few of us from '77 are thinking about getting together for a barbecue on the weekend of Cool Desert Nights. Anyone interested in joining us? Let me know. -Debbie Nelson Burnet ('77) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/31/04 ~ MEMORIAL DAY ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 11Bombers sent stuff: Dick McCoy ('45), Anna May Wann ('49), Dick Harris ('49) Jim Jensen ('50), Lenora Hughes ('55), Jeanie Walsh ('63) Linda Reining ('64), Marcia Wade ('67), Betti Avant ('69) Jeff Curtis ('69), Brad Upton ('74) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jean Bruntlett ('62) BOMBER CALENDAR: Richland Bombers Calendar Click the event you want to know more about. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Dick McCoy ('45) By the time most of you read this, I will have been at the podium for the American Legion Memorial Day ceremony at the Stanwood Cemetery. I will have had the privilege of speaking the following words: "We come together today to honor those veterans of all our wars that have gone before us. I specifically want to mention my grandfather, a veteran of the Civil War, and my father, a victim of World War I shell shock. He never really recovered from this debilitation for the rest of his life. Those two, plus my oldest son and I represent four generations of United States Army civilian soldiers, and I am very proud of that." All of you fellow Col-Hi grads, remember and thank in prayer some veteran you have known. Thank them for their sacrifice of mind and bodies to go to some terrible place at some terrible risk so that we can enjoy our many blessings. Remember too, that Memorial day is not about glorious flag waving, for there is no glory in the battle of war. The only glory is in the hearts of all of those who serve. -Dick McCoy, from the Grand Old Class of 1945 ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Ann Thompson, aka Anna May Wann ('49) Re: Reunions and Bomber Lunches Those of you who had bad experiences in school, should now join the many lunches all over the states. You meet loads of wonderful people in all age brackets. Then when you go to the reunions visit with them. The youngsters from the late '50s and early '60s are great people. Youd be surprised they dont really look that much younger than us any more. They have gray hair and are starting to get a few wrinkles too. Everyone is so friendly and they dont give a darn who or what you were in school. We are just a bunch of friendly people getting together once a month or so and discussing how things have changed in Richland and elsewhere in the world. Someone will get a topic going and before you know it a couple of hours have passed and you will see that you have enjoyed the afternoon tremendously. And if you are from the younger classes start visiting with us older ones. We will enjoy your company. Try it you'll like it. So as soon as you are eligible for Club 40 sign up and come visit with us at our September reunions. But you dont have to be that old to come to the luncheons. All ages are welcome. Re: Moles As for moles, one of my friends always got rid of hers by putting sticks of juicy fruit gum (unwrapped of course) in their holes. It seems they choke on the gum (or else cant stand the smell) and leave. She says it never fails. It has to be Juicy Fruit though... not any gum will work. -Ann Thompson, aka Anna May Wann ('49) ~ The rain in good old Bothell, WA is making my weeds very healthy!!! ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Dick Harris ('49) Re: Our Latest Travels -Dick Harris ('49) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jim Jensen ('50) Re: Reunions I'm fascinated and touched by the comments made lately concerning reunions. The personal thoughts and feelings many of you have shared indicate a measure of anxiety - even now... and old fears of not being "accepted?" You folks have hit upon one of the MAJOR banes of adolescent existence. I entered high school as a freshman in 1946 prepared to be awed by the experience... and I was. Simply being a freshman was often reason enough to be regarded as an outcast by elite upperclassmen. Being tall and extremely awkward was an added dilemma. Worst of all was the proximity of the mysterious female gender. I loved baseball, history, geography and reading. What girl wanted to hear about that? Speaking to girls was far more difficult than trying not to trip over my own feet. I spent many solemn days and nights wondering if I looked OK, desperately hoping I didn't do or say something stupid - to anyone, wanting to be successful in doing something others would admire. My four years in high school were essentially plagued with the same sense of inadequacy. I had some good friends; usually three or four at a time. Often I buried myself in studies I enjoyed (ignored those I didn't). I had some success in sports... worked on the Sandstorm... became less awkward. During my teens I never lost my fear of being self-conscious. My heart goes out to those of you who had to deal with far more difficult circumstances than mine - also my admiration of you for being successful in spite of your difficulties. Thinking back... I learned later that quite a number of classmates thought I was "stuck up" because I didn't converse easily. Fact was that I was often so shy that I ducked away from opportunities to chat with people. After joining the service in 1952 I returned to Richland twice to visit my family (1954 & 1956) before they moved to California in 1958. Didn't see Richland again until I interviewed for a job in 1977. My next visit was in 1996, when I attended a 1950 Class get-together and the Club 40 activities. I drove 2,100 miles to attend those affairs and felt then (and feel now) every mile and every hour was well spent. Seeing and spending time with old friends and new ones was an unforgettable experience. My heart longs to be in the company of all you folks. I would rather live in Richland than anywhere else on earth, but my sweet wife needs me here to help her deal with her ailments. She looked after me, our children, and at times our grandchildren, most of our 47 years of marriage. Still, very year I hope that this will be the year when we can go to a reunion - that renewal of precious friendships and a time to meet new friends. To: You folks who are holding back - do it!!!! -Jim Jensen ('50) ~ Katy, TX - where the humidity soaks you to the skin within five minutes of exposure. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Lenora Hughes Bejarano ('55) Re: Reunions This is for all those who reside in Richland, or close by there, who don't attend the reunions, luncheons, etc. I cannot for the life of me imagine that. I wasn't popular in school. I didn't particularly like high school, but made a lot of friends nevertheless. I live in Las Vegas, NV and making it up to at least one reunion is so important for me. I have been to the R2K+2 and loved it. I looked for many old friends there and there were hardly any. I couldn't believe it! We are going up again for this one (R2K+4) and I sure do hope there will be many old friends there. People, put the past where it belongs, in the past! Time, getting older and life experiences change us all and it brings us all to a common point in life. When we were in high school we were teenagers!!! Let all that pettiness go and join with all the other graduates and have a blast at a luncheon, or a reunion. You won't regret it one bit. Of course you may run into some who are still snobbish or think like they did way back when, but for the most part, everyone will be so happy to see you. I sure look forward to going this year. I can hardly wait. Please my friends, make the effort. It is worth it. BOMBER CHEERS!!! -Lenora Hughes Bejarano ('55) ~ From sunny Las Vegas, NV - where it is about 94 today. Beautiful weather. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jeanie Walsh Williamson ('63) Re: Our Country, Our Community...our Commitment -Jeanie Walsh Williamson ('63) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Gary Behymer ('64) Re: Reunions The 'basic' secrets to life apply to most anything we do... that includes attending a Bomber reunion... namely... "Work like you don't need the money... Love like you've never been hurt... Dance like no one is watching..." (Satchel Paige) See you soon...Behymer ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Linda Reining ('64) Re: Memorial Day Today, Saturday May 29th, I watched the dedication of the World War II Memorial. No matter your political affiliation, I cannot believe anyone watching it, wouldn't have been moved by it. The speeches by Tom Brokaw, Tom Hanks, Senator Bob Dole, and President Bush were very touching. I was able to hold it together till they presented colors, and the National Anthem was being sung, then I started crying. I am very grateful to those brave men and women for their sacrifices and dedication... "some gave all, all gave some". I am also grateful to the men and women who are now serving in the Military. Thanks for a job well done! -Linda Reining ('64) ~ Bakersfield, CA ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Marcia Wade Hausenbuiller ('67) Re: Reunions--repeated! I think it's great that this topic has opened up! I think I was at a stage in my life cycle where I have been reminiscing, and thinking of things past anyway, and looking at things I wanted to change, forgive, and ask forgiveness for, etc. I think I'm relieved that it's not time for '67's 40th for another couple years, I'm going to try and be a bit more open to accepting of everyone as they are then, and not stuck in my memories of the past! To: George 'Pappy' Swan ('59) Don't quit writing in to the Alumni Sandstorm! Or if you do, put me in your address book first and drop me a line now and then, I enjoy your postings! To: Betty Hiser Gulley ('49) If you are still in your 'place' that Pam Pyle ('69) knew you from, we must be near neighbors! I've gained so much from your entries that I'm pleased to hear it if we are! This has been a really rugged past 6 or 7 months for me, after a 'minor' fall that shattered my shoulder, and has led to four surgeries, chronic pain and the need for on going narcotic pain medication, & on, & on. I really look forward to my daily looks into the SandStorm. Added to that, the loss of my job, and a reduction of my income from 'quite nice', to under $500 a month, I need that boost now and then that comes from 'new'/'old' friends, that I might not recognize at Joe Albertson's supermarket, (if they were even on this side of the country), but have come to love from their postings to this forum. Life and living that life can get really interesting at times, huh? -Marcia Wade Hausenbuiller ('67) ~ beautiful, but cloudy, cool and of course windy, Bomberville! ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Betti Avant ('69) Re: Birthday Greetings I would like to wish my cousin, Jean Bruntlett ('62), a very happy birthday today (Monday, 5/31/04). It was great seeing you in St. Louis. Have a good one. -Betti Avant ('69) ~ Goodland, KS ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jeff Curtis ('69) Re: An American Bomber in Paris -Jeff Curtis ('69) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Brad Upton ('74) Mike Davis ('74) will not be attending our reunion. Please save your money. He would have gone, but he decided to stay home that weekend and use several of the wonderful suggestions on how to rid his yard of moles. -Brad Upton ('74) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for the month. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` April, 2004 ~ June, 2004