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16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 *********************************************** *********************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/01/04 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 26 Bombers and 1 Bomber funeral notice today: Betty Hiser ('49), Dick Roberts ('49) Ann Pearson ('50), Char Dossett ('51) Dorothy Keys ('52), Dean Enderle ('57) Michael Ragland ('57), George Swan ('59) Nelson Sisters ('60), ('63), & '67) Betty Noble ('63), Donni Clark ('63) Earl Bennett ('63), Jim Hamilton ('63) Mary Lou Watkins ('63), Roy Ballard ('63) Carol Cross ('64), David Rivers ('65) Marcia Wade ('67), Sherri Daugherty ('67) Pam Pyle ('69), Roxanne Southard ('71) Stu Osborn ('71), Mike Davis ('74) Gil Blankenship ('81) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ellen Foley Pope ('59) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Carolyn Roe DeJong ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Roberta Lawrence Montgomery ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kerry Steichen ('74) BOMBER CALENDAR: Richland Bombers Calendar Click the event you want to know more about. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Betty Hiser Gulley ('49) I want to thank each of you for the individual emails that I received about reunions and illnesses. If it has made one person decide to come to a class reunion/Club 40 function/R2K+ event then I am happy. As people always tell me - don't sweat the small stuff, find a bridge and cross it, etc. I just recently starting writing to the Alumni Sandstorm because I have been in and out of Richland for the past 7 years having too many surgeries. I enjoy writing and certainly learning from and about the BOMBERS, Richland, and the Hanford Project. In September, the good Lord willing, and the creek don't rise, I will have lived in Richland for 60 years. For those of you who have never been in a reactor: On October 9 (with DOE's help) our organization (B Reactor Museum Association - BRMA) will be conducting tours to 105-B. Don't know right now if there will be a charge or not. Normally DOE furnishes the buses and some of our members act as tour guides. More later. B Reactor started up on September 26, 1944 - just 9 days after we moved here. My father was at the start up of 105-B - that's the main reason that I joined BRMA (bur ma - like the country). The World War II memorial was a day late and a dollar short - but worth the LONG wait. Put politics aside and thank and bless those who served our country during all our wars - not just those who died. When I was in the sixth grade they invented some kind of miracle drug. I told my teacher that it would save so many lives and we would become overpopulated. My teacher told me to think of wars, car accidents, stupid people doing stupid things, disasters, etc. -Betty Hiser Gulley ('49) ~ in south (government) Richland - where today (Monday) the sun is shining and supposed to get up to about 74 ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Richard "Dick" Roberts ('49) To: Dick McCoy ('45) God bless you, Dick McCoy. -Richard "Dick" Roberts ('49) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Ann Pearson Burrows ('50) Re: Life (including reunions) "No one can make you feel inferior without your consent." Most of us are old enough to withhold consent. -Ann Pearson Burrows ('50) ~ Sunny Southern California - where, as usual, the weather is perfect!! ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Char Dossett Holden ('51) To: Dick McCoy ('45) and Ann Thompson, aka Anna Ma Wann ('49) Well said. -Char Dossett Holden ('51) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Dorothy Keys Harding ('52) Re: Girls of '52 Lunch DAY/DATE: Tuesday, June 8, 2004 LUNCH TIME: 12:30 p.m. WHERE: Granny's Buffet LOCATION: 6821 W. Canal Drive, Kennewick, WA DIRECTIONS: By Outback Steakhouse & Michael's Crafts PRICE: $6.09 All you can eat senior lunch RSVP: E-mail Dorothy Keys Harding ('52) or Helen Bartlett Sullivan Mowery ('52) -Dorothy Keys Harding ('52) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Dean Enderle ('57) Re: Reunion Stuff I have been reading all the latest entries concerning reunions with some interest. I have never attended a reunion of any kind and have often wondered what the experience would be like. Largely, this is due to the fact that I have spent most of my life after Col-Hi outside the continental U.S. due to a military career and later working for the Dept of Defense as a civilian, neither of which placed me anywhere convenient or even in close proximity to a reunion that I may have wished to attend. Now that I am retired I sometimes think I would like to attend just one time but then since I live in England it would be a very long and expensive trip to make and then have it be an anti-climax. I suppose what I am trying to say (very poorly) is that reunions are fine for a lot of people and especially if they have a bit of long- standing history but for those of us who only were there for a relatively short time (4 1/2 years in Richland in my case) it would probably be awkward and uncomfortable as there would not be much common ground to be gone over. In any case, c'est le vie and may all of you enjoy the reunions and raise a glass to "absent friends" if you will. Who knows maybe one day I will turn up just to surprise everyone. Best Wishes and a long life Take Care -Dean Enderle ('57) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Michael Ragland ('57) Re: Memorial Day -Michael Ragland ('57) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: George "Pappy" Swan ('59) Re: Easy Swing Band Dance -George "Pappy" Swan ('59) ~ See, I do got culture too. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Nelsons: Jan ('60), Donnie ('63), and Suz ('67) Re: Meagan's Graduating Congratulations, Meagan Lynn Burnet!!! See yah Friday and we'll be cheering for you!!!! Love You, -Aunt Jan ('60), Aunt Donnie ('63), and Aunt Suz ('67) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Betty Noble Giedd ('63) Re: Jim Jensen's ('50) 5/31/04 Sandstorm entry To quote Jim, "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." I can relate but I only knew of one person who thought I was stuck-up because of my shyness and that was a friend's mother. After that, I wondered if more people felt that way. I was really clueless about many things in school & in life. I think a lot of the reason for that was in school there was so much to do, to know, to understand. Maturing and learning at the same time, what a challenge in life. I look back, and that's OK to look back, but I'd realize how it could have been or should have been. I know now I wouldn't have changed anything, right or wrong. There was no way I could have been more outgoing, it just wasn't my true self. I like being a "highly sensitive person" because I can feel for others and understand where they are coming from and understand their needs. School, in general was a real social shock for me. I remember very well refusing to go to kindergarten unless my neighbor, then Jimmy Newell ('63), went w/me. Thanks Jim. I've needed to tell you thank you for such a long time. Don't know if you read the Sandstorm but would love to hear from you. For someone who started out not liking school I ended up with it becoming my career for almost 17 years. How ironic. Here's to all the shy, sensitive people out there! Let's be proud of who we are!! -Betty Noble Giedd ('63) - 6.5 miles SW of Philomath, OR few know where that is -- just think OSU and go west. Hoping for clear skies for the rest of the week so I can go back to my gardening. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Donni Clark Dunphy ('63) Re: Memorial day It is still Memorial Day as I write this. Since I am still caring for my Mom and Dad, we were confined to the home today. We watched, like Linda Reining ('64) some wonderful celebrations on TV and listened to some great war stories. My Dad served in World War II in the Seabees. He served in Alaska and in the South Pacific. He was saying today that they weren't really the important ones because they didn't go into battle, but I told him that everyone who served was important and if it wasn't for them the soldiers that went into the front lines wouldn't have had places to rest, eat, sleep etc. He is my hero and I thank him for serving our nation for me and others. And a great big thank you to all of our Bombers who served in the military! For those who are no longer with us who died on the battlefields, and for those who came home and for those of you now have children and grandchildren who are serving. You are the bravest and the best! Re: Reunions As far as reunions go, some of you have said it so well. I think reunions are about far more than high school. They are about our home town, our roots, our childhood, our friendships, who we were. And far better then who we were is who we have become and what we have contributed to our world. We were silly teens back in high school who were affected by peer pressure and sometimes did unkind and thoughtless things. It is fun to reminisce about fun times but more important is sharing about our jobs, our kids, our grandkids and our interests now. In my senior year, a very popular girl came up to me in the hall way and said "Why are you so stuck-up? You never talk to anyone?" First of all I was dumb founded because I couldn't believe that she wanted me to talk with her in the first place and secondly she was so wrong! Although I found it easy to talk to some kids and my special friends, I found it very difficult to talk with just anyone and not because I didn't want to... I just didn't know what to say. But I later found out at a reunion that that person, who passed away several years ago, didn't have a great childhood. Every reunion I've been to has been an eye opener as more and more people open up and share their deep hurts. Even the kids we viewed as very popular were covering up hurts. We didn't talk about those things back then like kids do today. We didn't know. I have had wonderful experiences going to all my reunions. I have become great friends with some of my classmates that I hardly knew back then. And Mike Brady ('61), I hope you try again and that Mary Jane ('63) comes too because she was one of my dearest friends in 9th grade and I still remember the fun times I had with her and in your home. I thought you were pretty special and envied Mary Jane for having a big brother like you! That's another thing you find out at reunions. Sometimes you find out that others admired you from afar and for reasons you'll never know unless you come. Well, like George, I have rambled on too much. I wish I was an eloquent writer. But George, I love your writings, too! I can't believe Marilyn and I have been good friends all these years and I never got to know you! -Donni Clark Dunphy ('63) ~ La Mirada, CA - where we have been having the June gloom in May but its starting to warm up now! ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Earl C. Bennett, III (Gold Medal Class of '63) Happy Birthday to Carolyn Roe DeJong ('63)! (Sorry, Jim, I didn't know her well enough to have any tales to tell.) To: Marguerite Groff Tompkins ('54) Marguerite: I went to Luther Haven at least once, maybe twice, probably around 9th/10th grade. It was a beautiful place, and they brought in some wonderful speakers. The one I remember best was a Pastor from Lithuania (or Latvia) who had been a prisoner of war (to the Nazis or Soviets, not sure which) for a couple of years. He mentioned that they were fed spaghetti and water, twice a day, every day, for the whole time - and it was still his favorite dish! He said if that had not become true, he probably would have died. Thanks for the kind words about Mom. If you get the chance to drop by, I know she would love to see you - Beecie Bennett, room 120 (she moved down from the third floor last year). She gets to attend church at RLC fairly often, too, when someone can give her a ride. I remember Bill ('61RIP) from Luther League, since he was only 2 years older than me. Did he die recently? Please accept my condolences and the comfort that Jesus promised us. Donni Clark Dunphy ('63) and I have been emailing off the Sandstorm and the subject of Sunday School teachers came up. Do you remember a Mr. Killand? I think he may have been my first SS teacher in about 5th grade, and the first name Oscar rings a bell. The vague memory leaves an impression of someone at retirement age or older, and that would have been in '55/'56. I remember little more than that I learned a lot and enjoyed it, including memorizing Psalm 8. Regards, ecb3 - from wet (but sunny for the moment) Reva,VA looking forward to the Moment of Remembrance encouraged by the White House for 3:00 p.m. this afternoon - we owe so much to those who served and died, that we might live free. -Earl Bennett ('63) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jim Hamilton ('63) So Im sitting here outside of Leavenworth with the always lovely and forever young Miss Nancy ('65). We've had a wonderful weekend of day hiking, albeit wet day hiking, in the Alpine Lakes and bivouacking at her folks' cabin. Uncle Uli's brauts and the Leavenworth IPA have done wonders for moral, and have made the pain in my knees disappear faster than Frank Osgard ('63WB) when the waiter brings the bill. Life is good, really, really good. Amongst our commiserations were discussions of how really rare it is to have old friends, who are not only long time friends but are "friend friends". You know what I mean. Theyre pretty dang rare, pretty dang rare indeed. Dont know what I did to deserve it, but I've somehow kept Carolyn Roe DeJong ('63) in my circle for all these years, and folks there ain't no better friend nowhere. Its gotta be forty five or more years ago that I first met her, and she still keeps us all young. You know the old saw, "if you didn't know how old you were, how old would you be?" Carolyn is high centered in her teens, and she ain't goin' nowhere anytime soon. Happy Birthday Carolyn, we love you, and there isn't anyone whose life you touch that doesn't come out the better for it. Jimbeaux -Jim Hamilton ('63) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Mary Lou Watkins Rhebeck ('63) Re: Birthday Tribute She has been my friend since our days at Jefferson. We bonded watching our parents dance, drink purple passions and party. We were in car pool together in high school and so knew every secret of every guy any of us dated... very cool. She and Ellen were my inspiration in fashion, speech, mannerisms and all attributes... as they were the "Cool of the Cool" at Col-Hi. Over the years, we kept running into each other, greeting each other as sisters with a bond forged in family, laughter, and tears. Our families merged once again when her little sister & my neighbor, Chris, found my parents the best condo in Orange County, and when I was lucky enough to take a visiting Miss Kitty, her mom, and my folks out for martinis, cigarettes, and wonderful memories in the guise of lunches. She & Lamont have Chris to visit here in southern California, so I get to see them, thank goodness. When we meet at reunions, we are family and will always be. Next year the members of the Gold Medal Class of 1963 turn 60... and Jimbeaux (our spiritual leader) has declared that we party together... but in the meantime, my blonde bombshell buddy has a birthday on June 1st... and, along with Frank's gang, I send her my love and thankfulness for memories and bonds that stretch from the Jefferson playgrounds to California... . Happy Birthday Carolyn Roe DeJong ('63)... love ya babe! -Mary Lou Watkins Rhebeck (Gold Medal Class of '63) ~ Laguna Hills, CA... say what you will about southern California... it's 78 and no humidity... the sun is out, the ocean is sparkling and the jasmine is blooming... . ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Roy Ballard ('63) To: Jeanie Walsh ('63) Bravo to you... great words for the vets who gave their all for the rest of us so that we all can enjoy the freedom that we all enjoy today. To all vets and those serving now I salute you all. Remember -Roy Ballard ('63) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Carol Cross Llewellyn ('64) To: Jeff Curtis ('69) Re: Bomber Sign In Paris Thanks again Jeff for the entertaining recap of your trip to Paris. Only a NAB [Not A Bomber] or BW [Bomber Wannabe] would not see our Bomber logo on that sign. Thanks for my first laugh of the day! -Carol Cross Llewellyn ('64) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: David Rivers ('65) Re: Girl Dynasties and birthdays One a them lovely girls from a line of lovely girls is having her birthday today... some people like Frank Osgard ('63WB) or his pal ('63) might be blunt enough to just come out and say how old she is... but NOT me... I have respect for my el... el... el... uh... elegant girls!... So anyway, how many of us can see we grew up next to a Dynasty of really wonderful, special girls that made every morning seem like a Disney movie with those little bluebirds helping make the bed and chipmunks or some such varmints scrubbing the floors and stuff... raise your hands if you were one a those lucky guys who got that pleasure... I was one and I mean it is soooooooooooo cool to first fall in love with the oldest then the next oldest and on and on... in fact I got to do that twice... OH YEAH... the Reed girls then the Parker girls... life was good! So, I'm thinking who were the lucky guys who grew up next to this group? This Birthday girl was the one I got to adore from afar first because she was a Senior and I was just a lowly sophomore... oh the agony of it all... It really is an awful experience to be a sophomore... I mean here you are in the coolest place in the world... the social club of all social clubs and you are at the bottom of the barrel... and then... when you get to be a Senior... the dolls you were head over heel for two years before are either grown up ladies or College women... Anyway... I can only hope that this lovely birthday girl had a younger kid (boy) living next door on both sides so she could be worshipped from the next door yard by them and could carve her image into their memories for all time... I just know that I am so very happy to know the lovely Caroline Roe DeJong ('63) and wish her the very best HAPPY BIRTHDAY so far!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David Rivers ('65) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Marcia Wade Hausenbuiller ('67) Re: Reunions--still again You know, oddly enough, Club 40 and the lunches don't scare me off nearly as much as the Reunions of the past did. Maybe our next '67 reunion won't freeze my innards as bad as the 20th and 25th did! I'm willing, I think to give it all a try. Re: the Louvre I loved the Monet! I want that Monet! Think they'd sell it to me for a couple bucks? Or maybe just let me borrow it for a while. And the pictures, especially the ones with the little kids, were a great thing to see! Thanks to Jeff Curtis ('69)! -Marcia Wade Hausenbuiller ('67) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Sherri Daugherty ('67) Re: Reunions I just read Marci Wade's ('67)email regarding her experience at the 20th reunion... I really do believe things do change... I know that! I have so enjoyed our reunions... but have been unable to make some... traveling from Southern CA and having more than I need on my plate at any one time does contribute to that. I am still in the process of growing up, tho. Can hardly believe that I qualify for Senior discounts at the movies... I will be unable to make the All Class Reunion on 6/26 as I will be in "Real Estate School"... trying to pass the state test on July 23rd! I wish I could come just to see old friends... especially you, Marci! Isn't it great to be at an age where we get to set our own preferences in regards to how we dress, "where we sit" etc. etc. etc.!!! I absolutely love my life, my 5 grand children (including a set of 3 year old twins)... and the free time I get to devote to playing with them! I am just finishing up a divorce... it will be final August 2nd... not fun... but I have had prior experience with this type of thing, sorry to say! I will be in Black Butte (outside of Bend, OR) June 5, 6, 7, and 8, white water rafting, golfing, fishing and horse back riding... then on to the Walla Walla area to see my sister, Karen Daugherty ('68), my parents (Mom is in an Alzheimer's facility), and brother, "Scooter". Then on to Spokane to visit my "boyfriend's" sis and family, back to "Wally World" and then on home (now in Laguna Niguel, CA). I would love to see or hear from any of you former classmates, former friends or not! -Sherri Daugherty ('67) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Pam Pyle Jewett-Bullock ('69) Re: Help From Alaska Bombers, Please! Dear Fellow Bombers: Hubby Charles (Scottsdale High '62) and I are off on a land/cruise tour of Alaska this coming Saturday (June 5). Spending five days on land: Fairbanks to Denali to Talkeetna to Anchorage to Seward. Then, transferring to Celebrity Summit for a 7-day southbound cruise to Vancouver, via Juneau, Icy Straight, Skagway and Ketchikan. I have the following question for fellow Bombers in the great State of Alaska: What's the best mosquito repellant for use there? We purchased some stuff to treat our (mostly long-sleeved) clothing with, and have also got a little container of something known as "the best NON-Deet repellant". Is that gonna do it, or are we going to have to result to "industrial strength Deet products"? We will be outdoors a LOT, having opted for all the whitewater and float tripping we can find, as well as several wildlife search excursions. And, I don't want to waste time on the trip trying to shop for bug juice. I've still got several more shopping days before we leave, so am hoping for some good tips from you by Thursday. Feel free to respond to me via direct e-mail, if you like. To: Marcia Wade Hausenbuiller ('67) Yes, Betty Hiser Gulley ('49) is near you, still in the south end, although not at the same address. Think she's now "up the street" in her folks old house... don't quote me on that, though. I'm sure she'll give you the "straight poop" herself. You just keep working on that shoulder. A tiny, tiny soft tissue injury in my right shoulder occurred almost two years ago. Within a few months, I had a nearly "frozen shoulder" (could scarcely move it). It has taken me the better part of this two years to rehab it back to (almost) good as new, following a steroid injection, a three-month course of empirical (systemic) steroids, and a LOT of physical therapy. The exercises have to go on looooong past the time when the visits to the professionals stop. But they were right: it will seem like forever, but the slow and steady work wins the race. And it hurts; but, in retrospect, it sure seems like it was all worthwhile. And I'll bet I've got better upper body strength now than I ever had. :-) Bomber cheers, -Pam Pyle Jewett-Bullock ('69) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Roxanne Southard Jenkins ('71) Re: Happy Birthday wish I would like to wish my favorite brother-in-law, Kerry Steichen ('74) and nephew, KC, a very happy Birthday today the first of June. Have a great day both of you. -Roxanne Southard Jenkins ('71) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Stu Osborn, ('71) Re: Hijacks, Spam and Critters -Stu Osborn, ('71) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Mike Davis ('74) To: Brad Upton ('74) To use the words of my great, late father, Norm, who you knew well: "It don't matter!" -Mike Davis ('74) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Gil Blankenship ('81) Re: Memorial Day -Gil Blankenship ('81) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* Funeral Notice scanned from the TCHerald by Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) >>Steven Gordon Halseth ('67) ~ 1/5/49 - 5/27/04 *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/02/04 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 16 Bombers sent stuff: Dick McCoy ('45, '46, '02), Betty Hiser ('49) Dave Rhodes ('52WB), Max Sutton ('57) George Swan ('59), Patti Jones ('60) Mike Brady ('61), Helen Cross ('62) Jim Hamilton ('63), Bob Mattson ('64) Diana Bennett ('64), Gary Behymer ('64) Tedd Cadd ('66), Pam Ehinger ('67) Connie Leyson ('69), Eric Lukins ('81) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rick Reed ('49) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Larry Felder ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lori Simpson Hogan ('70) BOMBER CALENDAR: Richland Bombers Calendar Click the event you want to know more about. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Dick McCoy ('45, '46, '02) To: Dick Roberts ('49) Thank you and right back at ya! To: Char Dossett Holden ('51) Thank you, too To: Ann Thompson, aka Anna May Wann ('49) You are so right, those fifty and sixty folks seem like they should look much younger than they do. OUCH!! To: Jim Jensen ('50) I just can't imagine you being a wallflower in school. You are too nice a guy. To: Dorothy Keyes Harding ('52) and Anne Pearson Burrows ('50) I don't see enuf of you nice gals, but it's good to see your names in the Sandstorm! -Dick McCoy ('45, '46, '02) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Betty Hiser Gulley ('49) To: Ann Person Burrows ('50) I wished I had heard your saying: "No one can make you feel inferior without your consent," when I was much younger. I still have a couple of people who know how to push all my buttons. (If any of you watch Dr. Phil - he is always saying something similar.) To: Dean Enderle ('57) Sometimes we don't stay in one place long enough to make "friends." Are you any relation to Rudy Enderle? I worked with a guy in B Area by that name. To: Pam Pyle Jewett-Bullock ('79) Have a marvelous time in Alaska. I've only been to Anchorage, Portage Glacier, and vicinity. If I can save enough pennies I am going back next year in May. Buy me a post card and I will send you my snail mail address. P.S. I am not going to be able to attend the meeting in Washington, DC in August. I am always amazed when I attend reunions, etc., to find out I was NOT the only one who was shy, bashful and scared spitless; what pain the "kids" went through at school, work, or home. I worked at Hanford for 39+ years. About 25 years after the Project started and when people quit, retired, etc., they had exit interviews about various and sundry things that went on at the Project (where things were buried, where blueprints could be located, etc.) What they ever did with this information I have no clue or even if they used it. Since the years are passing rather rapidly, I thought it would be interesting if we could find out how or why Bombers ended up in Richland/Hanford. Most of the people my age came out as the result of duPont closing a lot of plants throughout the USA and transferring employees to other states. My father had two choices: Bridgeport, CT or Hanford, WA (we could not find Hanford on the map - did find Pasco after they told him he would be getting off the train at Pasco). Since my father had been to Bridgeport to learn about a new black powder duPont was manufacturing, he told my mother that it was not a fit place to raise kids (too big, dirty, and highly industrialized). After the interview for Hanford he decided to give it a try - so here I am after 60 years. He left for Hanford on June 26, 1944 (my birthday). Years later I worked in the same group he did (in a different area) and looked at his Union Seniority Date and found out that his seniority date was my birthday: 6-26-44. He went to work for Peters Cartridge, which was taken over by Remington Arm, and duPont took over Remington. He went to work at age 17 so he worked a total of 17+ years for duPont (remember this was during the Great Depression when some times they only worked one day a week or sometimes not even that much so all of that time was deducted from his service date). What do you think? -Betty Hiser Gulley ('49) ~ south (government) Richland - the sun is shining, and supposed to get over 80 today. I never mention the wind - that is just a known! ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Dave Rhodes ('52WB) Re: Reunions I have read a lot about the pros and cons of attending reunions. I only attended my freshman and sophomore years at Col-Hi. I was a member of the class of '52. I accidentally found about the class of '52 thirtieth reunion and I thought what the heck,I would attend even though I didn't think anyone would remember who I was. What a pleasant surprise when I found that not only did many of them remember me, but that I remembered many of them. I have not missed a reunion since and will continue to attend as long as I am healthy enough to do so. I also attended 3 other high schools and attend those reunions also. I have enjoyed getting reacquainted with all of my ex classmates and I am very happy and proud to have them as my friends. -Dave Rhodes ('52WB) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Max Sutton ('57) To: Dean Enderle ('57) 4 1/2 years is just that. Means nothing. There are still guys here who remember and miss ya. So, here's hoisting one to you Dean. God Bless. -Max Sutton ('57) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: George Swan ('59) Re: Reunions and Such ...Yesterday is dead and gone and tomorrow's out of sight and its sad to be alone...KK So, go to the reunion -- and help somebody make it right. Re: On another subject And today, June 2nd, I wish a very happy birthday to my wife, Jeanne (NAB from Fairbanks, AK), my soul mate (I believe) for many past lives, and for the past 21 years of the present one. Something that I could never say before, became much easier after she found me -- Those oh so little but so powerful words, "I love you." -George Swan ('59) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) Re: Grandma Nina Jones Rowe ('65) Nina is being so busy being a Grandma she can't seem to find the time to put in a Sandstorm entry (do not think my little sister ever has written the Sandstorm, one of those rejection things that is so readily being discussed in the Sandstorm right now). So I got the great phone call when Number 2 grandchild was born last Friday. Hint Hint, will you announce it in the Sandstorm. Nina's first grandchild was born to her daughter Debi last August just before they left on a trip to Ireland as I wrote about then. This grandbaby was due when Nina and her husband were due to leave on a trip to Connecticut for her husband's mother's 80th birthday in June. Luckily she was heard and Reed William Altman was born to her son Ryan and his wife Cheryl at 2:45 p.m. Friday the 28th of May. Mom and baby are healthy. Grandma Nina is walking around quite proud not only of the baby but she was in the room for the birth. Now she can go on with her trip to Connecticut. Now Nina it's non- acceptable that you not attend any reunion next year! You will have your '65 reunion, R2K+5 and Club 40 (**grin** you are aging little sis) to choose from. Go get her class of '65 we will drag her to a reunion next year if we have to. Re: Reunions With interest I have read all the Sandstorm entries about reunions. Any time I have gone to a reunion (only missed one since I graduated because of surgery). Many times I have had great anxieties to find as soon as I walked into the group how quickly I was caught up with communicating with a Bomber or Bombers. As we all know we have something in common, at reunions we find out more than we know. For all the peer pressure we went through all Bombers have grown into wonderful for/giving adults has been my experience. Club 40 is a great example of acceptance. Meeting the upperclass men and women makes the late '50's brats, whoops Bombers makes us look like angels when they share their stories **grin**. I'm always anxious each year to get back to Club 40 to meet up with all the new friends. I definitely did not have all the greatest experiences in high school and a couple of bad ones in the seventh grade to do with other Bombers. Setting the bad experiences a side to go to the reunions I found what other Bombers remembered was definitely not what I remembered. True to life. To: Patti Mathis Wheeler ('60) and other Bombers who started this great subject. Somewhere I hope this subject will roust more Bombers to come to any reunion. There are still a lot of Bombers out there that I havent seen for years that I look forward to finding at a reunion. Patti Mathis Wheeler ('60) you are one of those. I'd like to offer to come pick you up and drive you to the reunion. I think you would find your past quickly goes away. Just trying to recognize each other is a big task. Thank God for name tags. Janet Pfohl Williams ('60) was one who hadn't been to a reunion in over 40 years. I talked her into coming to Club 40 and she had a really good time. Patti, you might start by going to a '60's luncheon. My suggestion! Hope you can put the past aside to attend a reunion!!!!!! To: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) Keep up the good work. It must not be easy. Half the battle is being willing to ask for others to pray for you which you did so eloquently. It opens us all up to praying for each other. My prayers are with you. To: Gus Keeney ('59) If you can crawl out of that car I know you can get well. I had a disk replaced in my neck with metal. It isn't easy to get well but prayer from others and taking time to get well will heal you. Don't hurry. Now that I am caught up it is time to read today's Sandstorm. One busy day today has kept me from reading it. Bombers Have Fun -Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) ~ Browns Point, WA - heading for bed at midnight to listen for a Coyote to howl, watch for the lights to come on from a raccoon entering into the laundry room to eat cat food. Get up in the morning to hopefully find my cat hasn't left a bird, lizard or snake on my front door step as Jessie loves to do lately to let me know he is doing his job. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Mike Brady ('61) Re: Co-Ordinate Club Can anyone tell me what the Co-Ordinate Club was all about? I remember going to Christmas parties and Easter Egg Hunts when I was a child. A couple of months ago, my sister sent me a photograph taken around 1948 of children and adults waiting for an Easter Egg Hunt to begin. -Mike Brady ('61) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [] ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) I have to agree with my cousin, Carol Cross ('64) that Jeff Curtis' ('69) "An American Bomber in Paris" is delightful. It looks like somebody from Bomberville must at least have been a technical consultant for that bar. Happy Birthday to you, Jean, from one of the class of '62. Re: First Indianapolis Bomber Lunch And I want to again invite anyone who is near to the northwest side of Indianapolis to our first Bomber lunch in Indiana on June l9th!! Coming up fast. Hope we have as good weather as it is today. Sort of sunny,but not too muggy. -Helen Cross Kirk ('62) ~ West Harrison, IN - where by the little lake it's sort of windy, but that keeps down the humidity so I'm not complaining, as it's really quite pleasant to be outside at the moment. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jim Hamilton ('63) Re: Reunions Oscar Wilde said it best, "Living well is the best revenge" Everyone deserves a second chance, even Frank Osgard ('63WB) jimbeaux -Jim Hamilton ('63) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Bob Mattson ('64) Re: from the Small World Department. There's Bombers everywhere. I drove over towards Beaverton, OR, today with my broker to put the final touches on a house I'm buying. Walked into the title office and was greeted by the receptionist. Soon after a classy looking woman brought us into her office, and I started signing papers. I remarked the closing date was great timing because I would have plenty of time to get moved in before I went to my 40-year class reunion later this month. She said hers was next year, then asked where I graduated. I said, "Richland, Washington". Well, she just looked me. Col-Hi. After a pause I couldn't help myself. "Are you a Bomber?" "Yes! She was known as Nina Jones in the class of '65. Well, we shook hands all over again. We talked briefly about reading the Alumni Sandstorm, and the latest concerns some felt about attending reunions. It's nice doing work with family. -Bob Mattson ('64) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Diana Bennett Ground ('64) Re: Alaska Trip To: Pam Pyle Jewett-Bullock ('69) Sounds like you are going to have a wonderful trip to Alaska, but you are certainly traveling in mosquito country. I have lived here in Juneau for over 30 years now and can say that I have never found any non-Deet repellant that works. And here in Southeast Alaska we have smaller and less violent mosquitos. Up in the Fairbanks area they are huge and blood thirsty. And even worse than mosquitos I think are the "no see-ums" . These are small black biting things that leave worse welts than mosquitos and can itch twice as bad. Rather than suck your blood like mosquitos, "no see-ums" actually take a very small bite out of our skin. You definitely need the Deet repellant for them. -Diana Bennett Ground ('64) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Gary Behymer ('64) Re: Upton ('74) & Davis ('74) Fund raisin' One must have the proper motivation to make things happen. Someone asked me why I would bother to help raise funds for MR. Mike Davis ('74) to attend his 30th reunion in late June. Well...I figure the following...Upton will pony in the balance of the $40...Davis gets ticked a no show at his reunion...Upton in turn and out of spite refuses to attend also, but makes a brilliant decision to attend the Class of 1964's 40th reunion on the same night. I take credit for one of the premier comedians attending OUR reunion which relieves me from publishing anymore issues of The Sagebrush Rag... Now you know... Behymer from downtown Colfax, WA...where the men are good looking...the women strong...and the kids about average... -Gary Behymer ('64) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Tedd Cadd ('66) Re: Rainbows A few days ago, we has some spectacular rain storms here in Richland. At one point, I was driving down Van Giesen from West Richland into Richland. The rain was coming down in huge drops and raising a constant two or three inches splash or mist on the road. With the sun behind us, we saw a rainbow that continued its curve beyond the usual point on the horizon on down the road itself and right to our car. It was rather beautiful. I've seen the circular rainbows in a cloud when flying but this was the first time I'd ever seen the effect on the ground. Re: Reunions The last reunion I attended was in 1991 and I enjoyed the time with friends. However, the reunion itself seemed focused on the past. I'm wondering if we could do one that was a little more focused on the present? Could we have a theme of "what I've learned from life?" or "What do I find most rewarding in life now?" sort of thing? -Tedd Cadd ('66) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Volunteer for your '66 reunion Committee and maybe you can make that happen, Tedd!! -Maren] ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Pam Ehinger Nassen ('67) Re: Steve Halseth ('67RIP) I wish to send my condolences to Steve's family. May God bless and keep you safe as Steve will be with Him and make sure you're safe. Bomber Sympathy -Pam Ehinger Nassen ('67) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Connie Leyson Yesberger ('69) Re: those dang moles We've waged war against the moles too. I used to call Louie [Yesberger ('67)] "Rambo" because he was so intense about it. He took (takes) it as a personal insult--how dare they invade his yard! When the kids were younger, he had a bounty out for them for either spotting or killing a mole. Louie used to sort of stalk them; he'd wait, early in the morning, ever-so-patiently... Sometimes in robe and slippers, poised, ready for the moment when he's see the tremor in the grass...and ka-BLAM went grandpa's shotgun... Oh, I forgot, there was also a bounty on recovery... I actually have pictures of Evan and Eric holding out shovels with the remains of moles--ugh! (what were we thinking?!) (and for that matter, why were we digging them up? To make sure they were dead? eww!) I honestly can not believe those kids grew up with such Clampetts for parents. Anyway--I think that he's tried every way we've ever heard of, and these have worked the best for him: 1. We used to be able to get mink-doo (it was sort of like compost) from a mink farm near Roslyn, WA, from my uncle who has a place there. Minks are moles' natural enemies so it worked super well. (stuff some down holes) 2. Moth balls in the holes, followed by about a quart of water. That's his latest method. Shotgun days are over, thank goodness. -Connie Leyson Yesberger ('69) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Eric Lukins (Col-Hi '81) Re: Gulley and Pyle entries On the 100 block of Armistead, you didn't dare act up in front of Chester Pyle's house or he'd set you straight in a heartbeat. Then there was the vacant lot behind his house that all of us kids played "Army" in, but never ever around his garage, not even as a dare! I don't remember Pam ('69) since I grew up with Bobby and Desiree. I do remember the Gulley girls though and the massive rotten apricot wars we would have. Rhotens lived next to my grandparents and they had three large trees and the Gulleys had a few across the street. One time I went home as a solid orange slime zombie, head to toe gunk, and the street was a littered war zone with slime and pits. Hide and seek games were a neighborhood event and there would sometimes be up to 20 players. Later on in life, I actually got a chance to know Mr. Pyle when he would hang out at Dean's and Gene's garages, and although he could still bark a bit, he certainly was a "good old boy" who had a heart that wanted to serve and please. -Eric Lukins (Col-Hi '81) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/03/04 It was the 3rd of June... another sleepy, dusty, delta day... ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 17 Bombers sent stuff: Betty Hiser ('49), Dick Roberts ('49) Jim Jensen ('50), Kay Mitchell ('52) Wally Erickson ('53), Dean Enderle ('57) Burt Pierard ('59), Roger Gress ('61) Tim Avedovech ('61), Jim Hamilton ('63) Deedee Willox ('64), Jeff Michael ('65) Linda McKnight ('65), Sandy Vandenberg ('66) Pam Ehinger ('67), Dan Morgan ('83) Zorba Manolopoulos ('91) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mick Mikulecky ('53) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Susan Vandenberg Delaney ('65) BOMBER CALENDAR: Richland Bombers Calendar Click the event you want to know more about. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Betty Hiser Gulley ('49) To: Mike Brady ('61) Co-Ordinate Club? Don't know who or why it existed. When I worked for GE Purchasing we used to have many of our wild Christmas parties there until they closed it and we started having them at the old Hanford House (much milder and not so wild). It was in a quonset hut (we had so many quonset huts in Richland of all sizes) and had to tear it down to build a better road after the '48 flood. To: Tedd Cadd ('66) My children and I visited Hawaii in the early '70s. We were so excited at being there that we went outside about midnight - bright moon - and there was what we called a moonbow. There was this beautiful rainbow circling the moon. I was truly impressed. Unfortunately as we get older we tend to think more of the past than we do the present and future. At most reunions you just kinda let the conversation flow and you really talk about other things besides the past. My mother asked the doctor why she could remember things that happened 30 to 40 years ago but not what she had for breakfast 3 days ago. The doctor asked her if she knew anything about floppy disks. I told him I would explain when we returned home. He told her that your brain is like a floppy disk and it stores data in little dibs and dabs rather than everything is a neat manner. So around 65 the disk is loaded to the hilt and hits overload. No more room in the brain for short term memory. To: Eric Lukins ('81) Is that what happened to all my apricots and why the ground around the trees was always so slimy. Live and learn. What you learn after 30 or 40 years. It is almost like your kids telling you things after many years. Should one be shocked after all that time? Re: 17-Year Locust To: Those of you in the East and Midwest There was an interesting article about, what I call, the 17-year locust in Monday's Tri-City Herald - article for the kids. Also an interesting article in the June 7, 2004, People's magazine. Gourmet food - I don't think so!!! Worse than trying to eat grasshoppers, etc. They are so huge, red/orange eyes, and so SLIMY when they get on the streets, roads, sidewalks, etc. YUK! -Betty Hiser Gulley ('49) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Richard "Dick" Roberts ('49) To: Rick Reed ('49) Happy birthday, Rick. You were a good addition to the '49ers. -Richard "Dick" Roberts ('49) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jim Jensen ('50) Re: Wallflower To: Dick McCoy ('45, '46, '02) First, gotta say it, each time I view the "train" of your graduation dates I'm reminded of the way some of the English gentry sign their correspondence or are referred to in news articles, etc.: e.g., Reginald Jeeves, D.S.M.,O.B.E.,V.C., etc. Secondly, thank you for the "nice" comment. I wasn't really a wallflower in high school. I was quite active socially, but always had that surge of uncertainty and fear of failure under the skin. I agree with Betty Hiser Gulley ('49) on Ann Pearson Burrow's ('50) remark about not feeling inferior without one's own consent. I remember the lovely Ann Pearson from way back in the 7th grade at hair, spray of freckles, beautiful eyes...never knew such wisdom was poised behind them. -Jim Jensen ('50) ~ Where, in Katy, TX, Spring means a humidity reading of 97, dew point of 78, and a heat index of 84 at 1:30 a.m. It's, like, soggy around here. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Kay Mitchell Coates ('52) Re: '52 Ladies Luncheon [6/8/04] Thanks to Dorothy Keys Harding ('52) for the Sandstorm entry regarding the '52 ladies luncheon next Tuesday. Richard ('52) and I will be in town for the weekend, so added a couple days to our stay so I could join with old friends on Tuesday. I emailed my sister-in-law, Bev Coates Karns ('52) and asked her to come with me. Now, Jerry Molnaa ('52) if you can talk your wonderful wife (Shirley Pitman Molnaa '52) into attending, it would make my day!! Hope you and Shirley have been reading all the entries in the Sandstorm regarding attending reunions. Maybe Shirley will break the ice and attend on Tuesday. It would be great to see her. I am looking forward to connecting again. -Kay Mitchell Coates ('52) PS to Jerry - You and Dick could have your own boys chow down that day. He said he would really enjoy a visit with you. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Wally Erickson ('53) Re: Reunions I've been gone, so I'm not sure all that's been said about reunions. I've been fortunate enough to have been to my 20th, 30th, 40th and finally our 50th class reunion last year. I have to say, I've enjoyed each one and not been disappointed in any of them. I got a chance to meet classmates I respected, looked up to, had a classes with, home room class... whatever. However, our 50th class reunion my classmates had name badges (without photos)... Oh Boy!!!! Hey, I'm talking about 50 years later... give me a break. Anyway, I spent several minutes talking to one of our classmates trying to figure out who she was. You have to realize she didn't look anything like her picture in the year book... I won't go into details. If she had a photo on her badge, I would have known who she was. I have a reason for bringing this up, we had photos on our badges at previous reunions, but I believe it's more important to have them for your 50th!! I had a chance to visit one of my classmates that hadn't been to a class reunion yet... he lives in Pasco. After our visit, he told me he would definitely go to the next one... after I told him who was there and how much fun it was. I also had a chance to see in person Maren Smyth!! We had a short visit and it gave me chance to tell her how much I (we) appreciate her time (24/7's) and effort in making the Sandstorm a huge success for all of us "Bombers"!! Thank you again Maren! Which reminds me, I need to catch up with my dues for this year... sorry Maren. Will you forward me your address? -Wally Erickson ('53) ~ Enjoying the weather here looking east over Lake Coeur D'Alene. Yes, that's in Idaho! ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Dean Enderle ('57) To: Betty Hiser Gulley ('49) Re: Reunions You are absolutely correct about some folks not staying in one place long enough to make "friends" but as Max Sutton ('57) pointed out (thanks for the kind words Max) 4 1/2 years is really nothing, as he has proven. Yes I am related to Rudy Enderle, he was my father (RIP) he passed away in 1984 shortly after I departed the states on yet another of my jaunts to a foreign land. On that note I will sign off, best wishes to Bombers wherever you may be, take care and God Bless you all. -Dean Enderle ('57) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Burt Pierard ('59) To: Mike Brady ('61) Re: Co-Ordinate Club The Co-Ordinate Club was an organization of civilian engineers and architects that was formed in the summer of 1943 in response to the Corps of Engineers building the Castle Club (located west of Wright Ave. & south of the existing Westgate Shopping Mini-mall) as an exclusive recreation club for the Army Engineers. They originally held their meetings at the old Grange Hall (corner of Stevens & Van Giesen, later the Lutheran Church). They held picnics near the old MP Barracks in North Richland and dances in the old Richland Grade School Gym (later Lewis & Clark) throughout 1943 & 1944. In March of 1945, the Club leased the Tract House at the intersection of GWWay and Thayer Drive (later the By-pass Highway) for a Clubhouse. They decided that they wanted to add a Dance Hall Annex which the Government willingly supported because of considerations for improving morale of the Village residents. It was simple enough to get Construction Drawings and volunteer labor from the membership and du Pont supplied all the building materials, including quite a few Quonset Hut sections. The Hall went up quickly and the July 13, 1945 Grand Opening was described by the Villager as "One of the gayest dates to be remembered in the social calendar of Richland..." Everybody who was anybody attended, including Col. Matthias. The Club prospered for years and in addition to the adult entertainment (that term didn't mean the same thing then as it does now), they also put on stuff for kids, like Christmas Parties and the Easter Egg Hunts that you mentioned. The Club folded in 1952 and the facility was leased and later purchased by the Knights of Columbus. As a footnote, I was out at the Club with my Dad some months after an Easter (must have been about 1948) when "the egg worth the biggest prize" had never been found. I was climbing in one of the trees on the site and lo and behold, I found the egg in the crotch of a branch. It was long enough after Easter that the egg had fully "ripened." Bomber Cheers, -Burt Pierard ('59) ~ Richland ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Roger Gress ('61) Re: Reunions All I want to say is that I'm glad to hear more pros than cons about the Reunions. Maybe we can put this to rest and move on to another subject. -Roger Gress (Classic Class of '61) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Tim Avedovech ('61) I know reunions can be a very difficult time as old memories rise to the surface, and you see certain people with whom you didn't have the "greatest" of experiences. Or an old "girl" or "boy" friend that you're embarrassed or feeling guilty to see or talk to again, etc. I think we have all had these types of thoughts and feelings, and in the past have beaten ourselves up over this, feeling less of a person, unworthy, not good enough, etc. I know, I've been there. I've been through all this negative stuff and I have been the "epitome" of guilt for reasons that were totally invalid. I attended the 2001 reunion and although I saw a return of many of these feelings, I was pleasantly surprised at how congenial everyone was, even those whom I thought absolutely "hated" me. Maybe they did previously, however the occasion didn't reveal any of that. Since this memorable time for me, I've discovered PSI Seminars, and this is not meant to be an advertisement, however let me briefly tell you about a Seminar program that is legitimate, not a sham, cult, religion, or an "est" thing. And you can check it out yourself at There are no secrets or hidden agenda here. Because this program deals with the truths of "yourself" and thus all of mankind, it is a very powerful and effective program for enabling you to see the truth strength of yourself, the power you have to be and do whatever you want in life. You become self-confident, not afraid to proceed ahead in life, and you achieve your own goals that you never dreamed possible. Had I gone through this BEFORE the 2001 reunion, I would have been much more outgoing with my friends and acquaintances. I had fun, however I could have had much more fun and renewed many more great friendships. As I know so many of you feel, I loved Richland when I lived there. It was, and still is in many ways, the greatest city in the world. The bonds we developed are truly "forever". Everyone had powerful strengths and so much to give. However, remembering that our parents raised us the best way they knew how based on their previous experiences and upbringing, we ALL developed negative programs in order to get through school and become adults. All of us can become stronger, more self-confident, and live without beating ourselves up all day, or feeling guilty, etc. We really can. We just have to understand how we developed as we did and use some very available tools to become who we really are. You don't have to listen to me. Check it out for yourself on It's truly legitimate, and totally valid. For the next reunion, yes I'll be there. And I know I will have an absolutely fantastic time, being with my original and true friends. For those of you who still harbor these fears (false evidence appearing real), take a risk and come back. Give those people a chance. You'll be glad you did. It works. If anyone wants to know more about the personal growth seminar, I'm available. Have a great day. -Tim Avedovech ('61) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jim Hamilton ('63) All this talk of church camps, has stirred up some faded memories from the archives of SSUP summers, long past. Southside was charged with salvaging the souls of the rabble, which inhabited the grounds bordered by Adams, Gillespie, what was then Duane and GWWay. I'm not certain, but they probably also ran an outreach ministry at Fred English, or should have just to stay in touch. Now long about the end of May, it would come time for our folks to pony up the 20 bucks or so for our annual pilgrimage to Church Camp. The level of excitement would build to a feverish pitch as our allocations filled, culminating in a crescendo of exhilaration today experienced only at Mardi Gras, the Running of the Bulls or LaMont DeJong ('63) at the opening of a new Dollar Store. Now we're not talking about your garden variety choir boys here, I'm including Pook, Plows, Irwin, Hemphill, Kurt Johnson, Norman Hill and Mugsy Goodrich. Off we would go to Ross Point in Post Falls, ID for our annual Baptist fix. I do find it strange that many of us would return to Post Falls when it was home to "The Rock" back in our pre 21 Cheney days. They had canoes, water skiing and beaucoup Spokane girls. But it was only, OK. Now the Club Med of church camps had to be Camp Naches. It was here that bonds were first formed with all kinds of kindred souls from over in Indian Country. It was like a summer ski bus to salvation, with plastic braid crafts, nightly campfires and everyone eating at long tables. As I recall there were at least eight kinds of dry cereal in little boxes for breakfast and I'm pretty sure we had pitchers of green Kool Aid at all meals. Me further thinks there was some incentive to be done eating and have your table cleaned first, but I'll be damned if I can remember what it was. Must not have been too cool. We would get mail from home for 3 cents, as fast as you now can receive a fifteen buck Fed-Ex. My mom would send me Charlie Van Sickel's columns and a shoebox of oatmeal cookies each year, I'm sure it was there that I first met Jim Stull, Richard Twedt and probably Pete VanWyck. I have vivid memories of first seeing Kathy Rathvon, Betsy Fox and Cecile Phillips (now there is a name from the past) in their white robes doing interpretive dances to various and sundry hymns. Kathy still remembers all the moves and will demonstrate them all for a Margarita. She isn't even the least bit rusty, she must practice. Try as I may, I am wallowing hip deep in secular memories, and can't seem to get any further. I close my eyes and can feel some ingnue's sweaty palm in mine as we sing, "We are climbing Jacob's ladder" around a smoky campfire. It's the version where all the guys are all singing tenor or higher. Wonder what last night affirmations I made, and how came close I came to keeping them? Jimbeaux p.s. We had more than our fair share of lovelies at Southside. There were the Judys (Shibly and Campbell), the Sharons (Brooks and Denny), the Carols (Converse and Cross), and Kathy Paul to only name a few. But you know how the grass is always greener -Jim Hamilton ('63) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Deedee Willox Loiseau ('64) To: Tedd Cadd ('66) Re: Reunions focused on the past or "more focused on the present?" What a great idea! Although the past is what binds all those people together to start with, none of us live in the past, and we have all changed. So to focus on who and what we are today is a great idea. I can see new friendships arising from old ones as we find other things in common besides our school days. Wish I'da thunk of it first! -Deedee Willox Loiseau ('64) ~ Burbank, WA - where is was a nice 80 today and sunny. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jeff Michael ('65) Hey Bombers and Bomberettes... Due to technical problems beyond my control... blah, blah, blah. ANYWAY! Back riding the purple sage (internet) again. Brad... I'm not sure, but I'd guess that Mike would just rather not run into some of his old classmates... like the guy with the initials Brad Upton. Loved the humming birds... shared with my wife and some of the g-kids. As for critter stories... just gotta add a couple. When I lived in Boulder, CO, coming home from the radio gig around dusk, the headlights would often pick up the bright reflected light from the gutter storm drains. The pairs of eyes peering out belonged to raccoon families checking to see if it was dark enough to scour the neighborhoods for cat food dishes outside. By they bye, the 'coons won't eat anything if there is no water available to wash their food and fore-paws in. Yup, it's true! In the winter and spring, there was always the resident mule deer munching the tree branches and fresh garden stuff. While living on the northern edge of San Diego, on the edge of a deep canyon (wildlife preserve), we had quite a critter encounter. As it was about time to retire for the night, I hit the remote control to close the garage door that had been open most of the evening. During the night, I awoke a couple times thinking I heard a hissing and scratching sound, but couldn't figure it out and went back to sleep. In the morning, I headed out the door from the house into the garage and again hit the opener. I heard a thump and an opossum ran into the garage, around the cars a couple times and out the door! As I backed the car out and closed the garage door, I observed vicious scratch marks on the door, and the casing was ripped to shreds in one area about half the door high on one side. Apparently, the 'possum had his tail caught near the top of the door and had hung there upside down all night! Luckily, they don't mind hanging by their tails... but he was pretty pissed to have missed dinner! Oh... isn't that the same moose that was featured on Northern Exposure? He's looking a bit worse for wear. Must miss all the notoriety! dj Jeff Michael ('65) ~ Living in Pasco, having dj'd at an outside Bar-B-Q in Kahlotus during the hail, rain, etc. storm mentioned in previous posts to this venerable rag. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Linda McKnight Hoban ('65) Congratulations to my friend, Nina Jones ('65) for being a grandma for the second time!! Isn't it the greatest thing in the whole wide world???? Those little fingers and toes are so cute, and babies are so kissable!! Also, want to say to Patti Jones ('60 -- Nina's sis) that I have seen Nina at all the reunions I have been to, and that would our 10th, 20th, 30th, and R2K. Not sure about the 35th. Nina, help me out on this one, wouldya? Also went to one Portland Bomber Luncheon and there she was!! We had a wonderful chat, and promised to have lunch together again soon, but you know how it is, and especially now that we are grandmas, who has time to eat!! Ha! Our Bomber reunions make us very special, for there is no other town like the town we grew up in. Bomber Cheers!! -Linda McKnight Hoban ('65) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Sandy Vandenberg Jeans ('66) Re: Susan Vandenberg Delaney ('65} birthday June 3 She is still the beautiful Susan and dancing the flamenco these days. Happy Birthday from your little sister -Sandy Vandenberg Jeans ('66) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Pam Ehinger Nassen ('67) TO: Connie Leyson Yesberger ('69) Connie In regards to that mink farm in Roslyn, or the one just outside of Cle Elum, they are no longer there. The one in Cle Elum, was hit one night by some animal activists... they let all the minks go and most of them got killed on the road (highway 90). So much for "Saving" their lives! I bet I can still get some of that Doo Doo! But for now I'll try the moth balls, I was going to get ammonia and pour it down them darn holes! I found two new holes this morning! They are staying in one area of the yard! Where the grass is not the weedy part of it! I have two Huge Sycamores in the yard and the ground under them won't grow grass! But thank you Connie for the advise! Tell Louie Hi! Bombers Rule -Pam Ehinger Nassen (The Blue Ribbon Class of '67) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Dan Morgan ('83) Hi! Various RHS friends from '80 to '87 are looking for the following Teachers to invite to a small picnic we are having this Summer in July. So far, I've been asked to try to find: Lonnie Pearson, Linda Pfenning, Linda Stairett, Dave True. Thanks in advance if you can help us to reach them! -Dan Morgan ('83) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Zorba Manolopoulos ('91) Introducing the newest Manolopoulos: Thanks -Zorba Manolopoulos ('91) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/04/04 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 18 Bombers sent stuff: Betty Hiser ('49), Patti Jones ('60) Mike Brady ('61), Pam Swan ('61) Roger Gress ('61), Bob Cross ('62) Frank Whiteside ('63), Freddie Schafer ('63) Bill Scott ('64), Carol Cross ('64) Patty de la Bretonne ('65), Shirley Collings ('66) Marcia Wade ('67), Pam Ehinger ('67) Beth Riggins ('72), Maggie Gilstrap ('74) Terry Hutson ('74), Anne Mitzlaff ('77) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Heather Ryanne Kozlik ('92) BOMBER CALENDAR: Richland Bombers Calendar Click the event you want to know more about. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Betty Hiser Gulley ('49) Re: Dr. Franco Very interesting article in the Tri-City Herald today about Dr. Franco. I hope his children are proud of him. I remember when D-Day occurred - it seemed such a momentous occasion - the newspapers had nothing but pictures of PT boats and massive amounts of servicemen coming out of those PT boats. Children never think of their fathers as heroes - but Dr. Franco certainly was. The thing about heroes is that the people seldom know they are being a hero until after the event. He also saved my mother's life in 1964 by performing emergency surgery on Christmas eve. -Betty Hiser Gulley ('49) ~ in south (government) Richland - where the temperature will reach 90 today. I am not ready for HOT weather. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [See today's entry from Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) if you want to read the article. -Maren] ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) Re: South Puget Sound Area/Fife luncheon No reservations necessary! If you would like you can email me you will be at the luncheon. DATE: June 13, 2004 COFFEE TIME: 11:30am LUNCH TIME: 12:30pm WHERE: Fife Bar and Grill In between Goodyear Tire and Day's Inn PHONE: (253) 922-9555 ADDRESS: 3025 Pacific Highway E., Fife, WA I-5 North, Exit 136 B (Port of Tacoma) I-5 South Exit 136 Turn left on Pacific Highway. E. PRICE: Price range $10.00 - $14.50 includes drink and tip All Bomber Spouses and Friends are welcome! Bombers Have Fun -Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) ~ Browns Point, WA ~ Where an outstanding Golden Full Moon has been shimmering across the water. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Mike Brady ('61) Re: Co-Ordinate Club It would be interesting to know why they called it the "Co-ordinate Club." Does anyone have any more information? -Mike Brady ('61) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Pam Swain Johnson ('61) Re: More on Reunions With all due respect to Roger Gress ('61), another word on reunions. It seems odd to me that those who go to their reunions want those who don't to attend no matter what. (Can this be shades of the in group and the out group? Well, no, probably not.) We all have our ways of dealing with the past and some of us just don't want to revisit those painful periods of our lives. And let's be honest, reunions are a lot of "remember when." Several people have suggested that it's time to forgive and move on. But it isn't a matter of forgiving those kids who might have been mean in those far off days. Moving on for some means that we forgave ourselves and moved on. So for those of you that go to your reunions, go and have a great time. For you that don't go, you have a great time too. One final thought. The whole discussion about reunions has been very interesting. Big ups to the lady who brought it up and big ups to everyone who joined in. -Pam Swain Johnson ('61) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Roger Gress ('61) To: Tim Avedovech ('61) Thanks for the great entry on Reunions. -Roger Gress (Classic Class of '61) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Bob Cross ('62) Re: Happy Birthday to Cousin, Helen Would like to wish my cousin Helen Cross Kirk ('62) a very happy birthday. Have a great 39th. The years sure go by fast. You don't look a day over 35! You sure are busy for someone almost 40... wish I still had the energy. -Bob Cross ('62), Your much older cousin (2 weeks) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Frank Whiteside ('63) Re: The Sagebrush Rag Come on, everybody!! Subscribe to and join the debate in The Sagebrush Rag. There are a number of us who would like to see this informative forum survive. Surely, many of you are not so apathetic that you don't care about the numerous things that are going on in the U.S. and world. Besides the November Presidential Election, there are plenty of other topics that may not be suitable for discussion in the Sandstorm---stem cell research, right to die for terminally ill patients, the economy, Terrorism-its cause and effects, the corporate scandals, the environment, gas prices, the gun control debate, cloning, government regulation, the education situation in America, crime and punishment (death penalty/three strikes etc.), saving the cities, affirmative action, racism, providing universal health care/medicine, the drug epidemic, ADD/ADHD-is it real?, taxes/overhauling the tax system/solutions,global warming and anything else that might bug you. Expand your horizons and join the debate! Sagebrush Rag will help you vent your frustrations and needs your opinions and expertise. Try it, you might just like it, and the price is right! -Frank Whiteside ('63) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Fred Schafer ('63) Congrats to Connie Foster McLean ('63). On May,27 she became a grandma. Baby Zachary David McLean, 8 pounds, 8 oz. 20 inches... Mom, dad, baby,and grandma, Connie, are all fine. -Fred Schafer ('63) ~ sunny Vancouver USA ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Bill Scott ('64) Re: Upcoming Big 4-0 reunion, Class of '64 Well, it won't be long until the golden class of '64 gathers this month. I've been amazed over the years how disparagingly some other people talk of reunions. But ours were never like Romy and Michelle's. Personally, they've been some of the greatest times of my life, and wild horses couldn't keep me away. I was a nothing in high school, but people who didn't acknowledge my existence then have welcomed me like a long-lost brother each time. I've also made peace with those with whom I had some hard times, except one, whom I still fantasize about punching out over the buffet table. Fortunately for him (or perhaps both of us) he never shows up. The Class of '64 is like a giant tree with over 400 branches, all having common roots. Some of the branches have died, but soon those of us who survive will gather to celebrate those common roots. Class of '64, you're the best! If things go right, see you soon. -Bill Scott ('64) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Carol Cross Llewellyn ('64) To: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) Happy Birthday to my wonderful cuz Helen. You are always in my thoughts and prayers. Congratulations on your courage and ability to ask for help through prayers. Love you bunches! -Carol Cross Llewellyn ('64) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Patty de la Bretonne ('65) Re: All the fear & anxiety attached to attending reunions I think Ralph Waldo Emerson said it well; "Be not the slave of your own past - Plunge into the sublime seas, Dive deep, and swim far, so you shall come back with self-respect, with new power, with an advanced experience that shall explain and overlook the old." For myself, curiosity and a strong desire to reconnect with my past has always over-ridden the fear. -Patty de la Bretonne ('65) ~ in warm Seattle ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From:Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) Re: Dr. Robert Franco ~ 'Return to Destiny' 'Richland veteran going to Normandy to mark 60th anniversary of D-Day' From 06/03/04 TC Herald [links no longer work. -Maren] With love and thanks to an awesome gentleman and doctor, -Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Marcia Wade Hausenbuiller ('67) Re: SSUP Church Camp To: Jim Hamilton ('63) Hey, you left out those of us on Abbot St. in your 'boundaries' for SSUP! We were there too! Abbot was the 'furthest' south street in the olden days--right next to the shelter belt which held all sorts of mysteries and fun! You must not have known anyone past Adams St., which is still a good old street, I know that, living on a corner of it these last 13 years!, but one block to the south was Abbot, where my mom still lives after 55 years! I don't know why, but I never went to church camp when I went to SSUP. I really don't even remember hearing it talked about--wonder if the focus had changed by the time I came along, if I just figured I wouldn't get to go, and 'forgot' I had wanted to, or what. Did make it one year to Camp Fire Camp at old Camp Roganunda (sp?), and had a great time there. -Marcia Wade Hausenbuiller ('67) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Pam Ehinger Nassen ('67) Re: Mike Davis ('74) Let's give Mike a break! He may have some very important business that he can't get out of. You all know that Mike wants to be there! But let's face it. there are times we have to bite the bullet and do what we have to. Like miss Our Beloved Class Reunion. We don't like it but we can't change things. So Mike I know your class will miss but you do what you have to do! Tell your friends to video the reunion for you! To: Jeff Michaels ('65) That moose from Northern Exposure was named Mort. Unfortunately Mort has died. He went to the Great Moose Heaven many years ago. Moose don't live well in captivity... they only make it about 3 years. It has something to do with their diet. So if you saw Mort, well kiddo, you're in trouble! Bombers Rule -Pam Ehinger Nassen (The Blue Ribbon Class of '67) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* From the new ALL Bomber Alumni Guest Book: >>From: Beth Riggins ('72) Thursday 06/03/2004 9:33:35am COMMENTS: I was just reading the guest book, and someone was asking about Diane Hartley ('72), I grew up with her if find her let me know. Thanks, Beth P.S. Does anyone know anything about Carol Stewart, Rosie Powell, Patty McCarthy, etc. I found Bill Johns... he sounds exactly the same! We did a little catching up, it was great. Let me know if the rest of you are still out there. -Beth Riggins ('72) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Maggie Gilstrap O'Hara ('74) To: Pam Pyle Jewell-Bullock ('69) Short of eating a whole clove of garlic only deet works. Not only will all the bugs give you a wide berth the people will as well. I sell a body net (I have only seen tourists wear them) that keeps the bugs off as well. Seriously the bugs are bad this year. The low, fat, slow mosquitoes were a no show however the fast, lean, mean, biting mosquitoes came in force. So if you do not want to leave lots of your blood in Alaska deet is the answer. You will be within a few miles of the "Cat House" on your travels. Are you traveling on your own or with a tour group? If you are on your own and would like to, you are more than welcome to spend a night or two with me. I have a large home on Crooked Lake with two hot tubs (one outside screened in so the bugs can not get to you), full bar, big screen TV, boats at the docks and a beautiful view of Mt. Susitna from the front deck. If you love the holidays you can stay in the "Christmas Room". You should see husbands cringe when their wives see this room. Not to mention, I am famous for my Grand Marnier French toast. I do not have any B&B guests scheduled during that time and would love to show you some Bomber hospitality! If you are with a tour group and know about when you will be in Talkeetna I will try and meet up with you depending on what is going on here at the "Cat House". I will send you home with some world famous T-Shirts and hats. -Maggie Gilstrap O'Hara ('74) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Terry Hutson Gunter ('74) Re: Weddings Just got back from Boise, ID. Attended my nephew's wedding, which was a blast! Wanted to announce the new couple to Sandstorm. Jeremy Guay ('98) married Angela Sproat from Boise, on Saturday, May 29th. Joshua Jelmburg ('98) was best man. Chad Guay (2000) was one of the ushers. Jeremy is the son of my twin sister, Linda Hutson ('74) and Rob Guay ('71). Along with the many friends and relatives, the other Bombers that attended were Ian Guay ('68), Scott Guay ('74), Shelley Hankins ('74) and my husband, Dale Gunter ('69). 3 days of eating, drinking and dancing was had by all. Jeremy and Angela are both graduates of the University of Idaho and have made their home in Orlando, FL. Best wishes and we love you. -Terry Hutson Gunter ('74) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Anne Mitzlaff Gerken ('77) Re: Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus & Mary Years of Service Hey all you ex-Christ the Kingers, this is SHORT notice, but some of the teachers are having a celebration of their years with Holy Names. I'm planning to attend this Saturday the 5th in Spokane, so if you have a memory or note for one of these people, send it to me and I'll be glad to print and take it, or attempt to forward it. I've discovered they are not big on detail, like providing exact mailing addresses, e-mail address, or directions! Anyway, they are: Sister Rita Jean (now going by Sr. Lorina Pasquan-maybe) 60 years Sister Mary Ann O'Mara 50 years of service Sister Agnes Miriam (principal?)(now Sr. Margaret Downey) 70 years who's now 90 yrs. old. I only knew of one of them celebrating until yesterday. -Anne Mitzlaff Gerken ('77) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/05/04 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 9 Bombers sent stuff: Lenora Hughes ('55), Gus Keeney ('57) Burt Pierard ('59), Missy Keeney ('59) Larry Mattingly ('60), Jay Siegel ('61) Diana Bennett ('64), Claudia Stoffel ('68WB) Lynn Noble ('72) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Richard Rushworth ('70) BOMBER CALENDAR: Richland Bombers Calendar Click the event you want to know more about. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Lenora Hughes Bejarano ('55) To: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) Belated Happy Birthday Helen. I had you marked down on my "Do Not Forget" calender and lo and behold, it snuck up on me and I did just that. This "sometimers disease" is awful. Anyway, I hope you had a wonderful day and that you enjoyed every moment of it. Your former next door neighbor, -Lenora Hughes Bejarano ('55) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Gus Keeney ('57) Thank you all for the notes and Cards since my auto accident. My sister, Missy ('59) is coming to stay with me here in Yuma for a few weeks while I get better and kind of be my Care Giver. I'm gonna hide my guns so we don't kill each other!!! The Broken neck seems to be healing well but I have to keep the neck brace Collar on for 3 months. The left shoulder Dislocation is harder because I have to keep that arm in the sling. That means pretty much doing everything with one hand. Dressing, undressing, showering, eating and everything else we take for granted with two hands. This has delayed my trip to Richland for a month or so later than I had planned. This way I will look forward to it more!! Oh, I just thought about maybe I hadn't written since the wreck. I was taking a friend's car back to Palm Springs from Florence, OR when I fell asleep driving just North of Red Bluff, CA on I-5. I rolled the car several times. I just remember short clips of people being there very fast. (it was around noon on May 13th) People telling me that 911 had been called. The CHP officer taking charge, The paramedics using the Jaws to rip the top off the car to extract me. Man, I hurt everywhere. My left shoulder was dislocated and my neck hurt really bad at that point. Fracture and they fused C5& C6. The helicopter ride was not very long to the Redding Mercy Medical Clinic where they took good care of me except when they dislocated my shoulder again trying to get X-rays. Now that one really hurt!!! That is the Basics and probably TMI!! Anyway, I am home in Yuma and off the pain meds now other than I eat about 15 tylenol 500s a day. Thanks again for all your support. -Gus Keeney ('57) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Burt Pierard ('59) To: Mike Brady ('61) Re: Co-Ordinate Club Name When I first responded to your question about what the Club was, I didn't realize it would grow into a Comprehensive Exam. But that's OK since I feel the Club was one of the more interesting aspects of the old "Project" Richland lore (as opposed to Kay Weir Fishback's ('37) "old or original" Richland). You didn't ask but might be interested that the 17 Founding Fathers were all construction engineers or employees of the Project Engineering Office, located in the old Richland Grade School building, which was being remodeled, expanded and eventually reopened (Jan. 16, 1944) as Lewis and Clark Elementary School. They moved to permanent offices in the 700 Area when they were completed in the Fall of 1943. The Club expanded its membership with other disciplines (no exclusivity here). Three individuals who you might have heard of, who were President of the Club at one time or another, were Johnny Gerdes (of Gas Station fame), Roland "Hy" Meyers (father of Big John Meyers {'58RIP), and Lyman Powell (presumably the father of the '65 grad of the same name). Now to the origin of the name. You might find the reasoning a little lame (being an engineer, I kinda understand how they thought) but I swear that this is an almost direct quote from a "Looking Back" article in the Richland Villager newspaper. "Twelve names were suggested and out of the lot, the CO-ORDINATE CLUB was selected for its significance to the work of the club members, all being construction engineers and accustomed to working with maps and blueprints. The name was chosen above the others, for as the sectional lines on a map or prints so designate definite points or co-ordinates, so should the hearts of the members co-ordinate to provide definite good-fellowship." Bomber Cheers, -Burt Pierard ('59) ~ Richland ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Missy Keeney Baker ('59) Re: Co-ordinate Club Burt Pierard ('59) knows "every thing you want to know but were afraid to ask" about the Co-Ordinate Club! Re: Yuma I will be winging my way to Yuma on Tuesday to try to help my brother, Gus ('57), get back in to fighting shape since he mushed himself up so badly in that roll-over accident! He still has his sense of humor, so that's "a good thing!" Remember all you Bombers out there! DRIVING DROWSY IS AS DANGEROUS AS DRIVING DRUNK! Don't do it!! Pull over!!! Stay safe!!!!! -Missy Keeney Baker ('59) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Larry Mattingly ('60) Re: Mosquitoes I have a lady friend in the South side of Anchorage and she says she can hardly work outside this year, worst in years. It would be nice if they were gone by the time I have to spend 3 weeks up there in August-September for the State Fair in Palmer. Re: Fireworks reminder Shelton, WA ~ Saturday June 5. in the athletic field between Wal*Mart and the Middle School. This one is a "sleeper". It is a massive display, well over two times larger then the Olympia Lakefair fireworks for example. 900 shells and comets and over 50 large multi-shot devices putting up nearly 16,000 effects. This is for the Shelton Forrest Festival. Rain or shine the show will go at approx 10 PM. It is sponsored by Manke Forrest Products. The Manke family are friends of ours and this is the 2nd display they have had. Re: Private feelings Reading about some of the private feelings of alums during their early lives brings early memories that I could write volumes about my own feelings. Some I didn't shake off until I was about 30 years old. I admire those who are willing to discuss theirs. Not sure I could. Will give it some thought after the 4th of July when I have more time for private things. "Happiness is the sky in bloom" -J Larry Mattingly ('60) ~ From home South of Tacoma - where I have several marble-sized tomatoes on my vines. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jay Siegel ('61) Re: Reunions - my two-bits After 10 days of vacation from "The World", I had to deal with my back log of email, so this is coming in on the tail end of the thread. During school, I wasn't one of the "in crowd", but time has taught me that, my youth is precious to me - it is when the foundations of what I was to become was laid. Every person that I knew in my youth is a part of me, some bad memories and some good, but each one is important. Time washes away the bad memories and makes them dim while the positive ones stay vivid and important, making our youth valuable. Reunions are a means of renewing those positive memories and adding a few new ones each time that we gather. The possibility of meeting with old friends who we haven't seen for years is akin to opening presents - where have gone with our lives and are we better for the travel or not? Having left Richland, and many classmates behind to join the Corps, each reunion is important to me to renew that special relationship that we share. Since I have returned to Washington, I have spent many hours trying to locate old friends and classmates; some I have met at reunions, but many haven't returned to the gathering for one reason or another - and those I have continued to seek out. Each time that I locate one and we visit, it is a private reunion and marks very important times to me. During my vacation trip, I was able to have one of those "private reunions", a classmate that I hadn't seen for over 40 years. We had a great visit and I went away with warm fuzzies. If all that we cling to in life are the "bitter dregs" and we don't attempt to seek out the "warm fuzzies" then that is what our lies tend to turn into. Each Bomber get-together, whether between only two people or two hundred, can be a tremendous endorphins-fix. We, as Richland Bombers, were raised in such an unique positive environment that when we gather together there is a sharing of that experience tempered by maturity and understanding. Even those that we "didn't particularly get along with" are greeted with hugs because even though we didn't like each other and probably still don't we influenced each others lives and are therefore important to each other. Likes and dislikes are set aside and we enjoy each other's company for a brief period. Each person who doesn't attend a reunion, for whatever the reason, loses out on that enjoyment. We all may not be comfortable when we go to a reunion, but we depart with refreshed old memories and some new ones; with new feelings about our classmates and an appreciation that only comes from meeting someone after a long separation. Clear blue skies and warm, gentle breezes -Jay Siegel ('61) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Diana Bennett Ground ('64) Re: Graduation Congratulations to all the seniors of the Bomber class of 2004. In particular to my niece Kerrie McCartney. Way to go, kids - the world is your oyster and may you all find lots of pearls. -Diana Bennett Ground ('64) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Claudia Stoffel ('68 WB) Re: Grand babies My son, Chris Caruth ('87) and his wife Renee finally had their daughter on Thursday, May 27, 2004 at 9:11am in Kennewick General. They had planned to have another home birth, son Rio 3.5 yrs. was also born at home. Since she was over her 5/6/04 due date they had her go in and have her labor induced. Apparently my grand-daughter liked where she was at. Morgan Elizabeth weighed 11 POUNDS and now has a fractured collarbone from her birth experience, poor sweetie. My sister, Vonna (Wilson) Bond ('53 WB) said they heal quickly. (Vonna retired from Kadlec in 2002 after 34 years as a OB/GYN nurse, she loved all the mention that Mrs. Mac got a few months ago.) and that it is fairly common in BIG babies. To: Betty Noble Giedd ('63) Do you have a sister named Darlene Noble ('68?) I went to Jason Lee on with a Darlene Noble and I just a few weeks ago posted one of our 3rd grade class pictures. Front row #2? Darlene Noble use to think it was funny that I had so many sisters and brother and I was the only one at home. My sisters were grown when I was born. Dalene Wilson ('48WB), Darlene Wilson ('50), Bonnie Lou Wilson ('52WB), Vonna Belle Wilson ('53WB) and Darvin Wilson ('56 KHS) Re: Graduation 2004 I want to wish all the Class of '04 greatness and wings. My great-niece, Vanessa Belle Johnson ('04) will be 1 of those graduating tonight and I couldn't be prouder. She is my 'bud' and has been from the moment I watched her be born. Go girl. My great-nephew, Chase Thompson, will be graduating Saturday, the 5th of June from Kennewick. I've been blessed. -Claudia Stoffel ('68 WB) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Lynn Noble Paden ('72) To: Beth Riggins ('72) Diane Hartley ('72) is alive and well and living in Richland. She doesn't get the Alumni Sandstorm via email and so she wanted me to tell you hello. She is still teaching -- this is her 28th year! -Lynn Noble Paden ('72) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/06/04 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 12 Bombers sent stuff: Betty Hiser ('49), Loretta Ostboe ('55) Bill Berlin ('56), Betty Noble ('63) Kathy O'Neil ('63), Jeff Michael ('65) John Allen ('66), Bill Wingfield ('67) Pam Pyle ('69), Dan Ham ('72) Lynn Noble ('72), Mike Davis ('74) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* BOMBER LUNCHES 'n stuff (in order of appearance) TODAY Class of '58 Lunch 06/08 LUNCH - Girls of '52 BOMBER CALENDAR: Richland Bombers Calendar Click the event you want to know more about. ************************************************* ************************************************* >>From: Betty Hiser Gulley ('49) To: Carole Carson I have tried to get in contact with David at work (but apparently he must be on vacation) in order to get your mother's phone number. I have forgotten your last name (old age???) Contact me and I will call her - miss her. Re: Reunions Attending a reunion can be a very painful thing or very nice - depending on how you WANT to treat the siltation. Remember how many time you HAD to attend a family reunion - especially those of us who came here from goodness knows where. Now those are painful because of the taunting that your family gave you and their memories - which did/do not match yours. Re: Weather Old Mother Nature gave us a beautiful display of lightning early this morning. I grabbed a blanket and my dog and I sat on the porch and watched the display and listened to the thunder and watched the rain come down. -Betty Hiser Gulley ('49) ~ from south (government) Richland where yesterday the temperature reached 93 but a definite cooling trend is here. HOORAY - I'm not ready for 100+ weather. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Loretta Ostboe Fraser ('55) Re: SSUP Interesting to read about those living in south Richland (old south!) and going to South Side UP Church. I was baptized there when I was l3 (year 1950) and attended Sunday School... also was married to my Bill there in 1956! Thanks for the memories! My family lived at 700 Adams for several years, and of all coincidences, our daughter Laurie married our neighbor Irene Mitchell's son Tom in 1992! Small world... I used to babysit Tom's older sisters and brothers!! Thanks for the trip down memory lane. PS - Betty Norton, Dorothy Harding invited me to their Girls of '52 lunch, I'll be there! Thanks, Dorothy -Loretta Ostboe Fraser ('55) ~ West Richland - where it rained today! ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Bill Berlin ('56) Re: Camp Naches Once again the lean, mean and cat quick mind of old Jimbeau Hamilton ('63) has raised the Phoenix from the ashes of Camp Naches. Maybe it is still there but I can remember my Dad and I going up there with John Cowan, Sr., John, Gene Crose and Jim, Orly Russell and Jim and a bunch of others in the late '40s and early '50s and building buildings at the camp. Not sure who cut and barked the trees but there was an old Army 4-by with an "A" frame mounted on the front and that is how we stacked the logs to build the Mess Hall, or am I thinking of the military name here. Anyway it was always a great weekend of Father/Son camaraderie to make Camp Naches the Club Med of Baptist Summer Camps. Not sure where Camp Rattlesnake is that Hamilton first went to but maybe it was for little brothers only. Re: South Side United Protestant Church or SUP I went there the whole time I lived in Richland as did most Protestant kids in the South end. Jim and Fay Ledbetter were the Pastor and Pastor's wife there and it was an exciting place to go to church and get involved in youth activities. Jim persuaded me to go to Linfield College in McMinnville, OR, which was another terrific experience for me, which is a Baptist school. Great sports, great education and a great time. A couple of SUP kids went there too but mostly it was a mix of people from all over but I did know a number of them from summer camps. By the way, Jim and Fay Ledbetter live in Lake Oswego, OR and he retired as Western Regional Director of the American Baptist Convention. I see them once a year at meetings and we all relish our Richland experience. Re: Reunions Coming from a guy who has never been to one at Richland, I need to add that they are there for those who need or want them. I only recently started going to the South Puget Sound monthly luncheons and really enjoy them, so I am not anti- reunion. I have gone to a number at Linfield College but it just seems I have been out of country when a big Bomber reunion is held. Just the same I would go and will go if I can work out the dates. It is one of the nice things about being a dork in high school... people don't expect much out of you some 40-50 years later. Bill Berlin ('56)- in Anacortes, WA - where the soft spring rains are watering my new lawn and plants. Sure enjoy knowing where a lot of the Bombers are living so add that to your byline when you can. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Betty Noble Giedd ('63) To: Claudia Stoffel ('68) You asked if our family was related to Darlene Noble (68?) who went w/you to Jason Lee. No, we all went to Marcus Whitman, Carmichael, then Col Hi. We were a large family also w/6 children. To: Jay Siegel ('61) Loved what you wrote on reunions. Sums it all up. To: Marcia Wade Hausenbuiller ('67) I, too, lived for a time on Abbot Street. The shelter belt was my sons' most favorite mystery place. Each day they went out there was a great adventure for them. -Betty Noble Giedd ('63) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Kathy O'Neil Childs ('63) I have been trying to think of one more small gift for my Dad for Father's Day. While catching up on my Sandstorm reading, I just came across the entry on the book by Beth Young Gibson ('81), "Images of America: Richland, Washington" which is now back in print. I've just written to Beth to order one. If any other are also searching for a gift, I think that many of our Dads would enjoy this book. -Kathy O'Neil Childs ('63) ~ in sunny Los Altos, CA ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jeff Michael ('65) Re: Reunions Hey Bombers and Bomberettes... Wow, Mike, you've made quite a contribution to the mental health of many a Bomber via your absentia from class reunions. Quite a discussion topic! Guess I'll share, too. School was always my "escape" from a less than pleasant home life. Even so, it was the best of evils, cuz I was still the weird one out, last chosen for sports, on the edge of the sock-hop floor, etc. In order to have money to go to a dance or buy an annual, I worked in the school cafeteria and Chief Jo and Col-Hi. For the same reason, I was in Jr. Achievement at Col-Hi. These weren't the "cool" things to do! I wasn't a fighter, but there were those who tried to push me into after school main events. If my clothes got messed-up or my glasses broken... there would be hell to pay at home. Yet, I wanted to attend reunions. I wasn't happy that they were held on the 4th of July weekends in the early days after I graduated. I was an announcer at auto races... the 4th weekend was NOT the time to go on vacation. When I finally made my first reunion, I was married- divorced-married again. I went just about as unnoticed then as 20 years earlier. Then I spent quite a bit of time in "therapy". By the time my 30th rolled around, I was divorced again, and married again... and changed! In fact, so changed, that the class voted me one of the two "Most Changed" classmates. I still suffer some of the "I'm not noticed syndrome" and still get some therapy. I also still treasure my school memories, good and bad. After all, they shaped me. There are teachers and kids that made very strong contributions to who I was and still am. Junior Achievement led me to business successes and failures. Talking in class led to a career in radio/tv/stage. My Mother's humor and joy with words led me to an appreciation of reading and a love of witticisms and puns. Its all part of what I am today... take it or leave it. I look forward to celebrating who we were, are and will yet become in one-on-one visits over coke or coffee; small groups at lunches; and yes, the reunions. It's cool to see what others have done with their lives since they passed through the dish return line on chili/cinnamon roll day at Col-Hi and caught Alex Clark ('65) and me horsing around with the dish sprayer! Thanks for letting me share... dj Jeff Michael ('65) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: John Allen ('66) Re: Dr. Franco article (6/4 Sandstorm] Since nobody seemed to catch it in the Friday or Saturday Sandstorm, I am tempted to leave it alone, but for those few who might be out there doing the math and/or wondering, I would like to assure all who have had some relationship with Dr. Franco and Ilene, that the Tri-City Herald staff reporter had apparently turned off her hearing aid by the time the interview got to subject of their wedding year. They were, in fact, married in November of 1947, NOT coincident with their move to Richland in '54, and so, all those Franco children born between 1954 and November of 1948 (at least three of them) were quite legitimate. I was not alive for the actual wedding, but I graduated with their eldest son, I accompanied the good Doctor and Ilene in 1994 during the 50th D-Day Anniversary and, among many others, I personally attended their 50th Wedding Anniversary in Richland in November of 1997. Therefore, I feel sufficiently qualified to make this correction; a task which the children should not be required to address. -John Allen ('66) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Bill Wingfield ('67) To: Jay Siegel ('61) Re: Your "Reunions - my two-bits" You said it so well Jay. To: All others, my two-bits I was very nervous going to our last reunion, ('67's 35th in '02) as I was not very outgoing in RHS, and kind of a small little shy kid. I'm still kind of shy, but I have learned to fake it. Anyway, it turned out much better than I thought it would. I met some people there from my class that I didn't really know that well in HS. I saw some others that I did know but haven't seen them in years. Like Louie Yesberger ('67) I never could beat him in badmitten, but it was good seeing him, even though I have never forgiven him.. It was great. My bride and I got to set next to Barb Franco ('67) for dinner. I just looked at the story about your dad Barb, pretty cool. I like what Will Rogers said "I never met a man I didn't like." At least I think that's what he said. Every time you have a reunion come up and you don't go, you are missing a golden opportunity. People are interesting, and to have people get together that have the same commonality of having grown up in such a beautiful town as Richland, is just too cool. To: Reunion Organizers So, my hat's off to all of those people that, like Steve Shockley ('67) did for our 35th, are working their butts off, on their own time to put on these reunions. Life is short, so live it while you can. -Bill Wingfield (BRC of '67) ~ Augusta, GA - where it is starting to get a little wawwwm heea as they say down heea. Oops it is catching. I have got to go get ready to go play tennis. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Pam Pyle Jewett-Bullock ('69) To: Alaska Bombers and former Alaska Bombers Re: Bugs on the run... Thank you, thank you, thank you, fellow Bombers, for the plentiful and useful advice concerning the use of insect repellents on our upcoming trip to Alaska. Among other things, we've gained a new level of respect for the "State Bird of Alaska" (aka mosquito-maximus), which is apparently large enough at this time of year to keep a good many domestic felines engaged in hunting pursuits. Although we were not able to find in stock around here the "Ben's Insect Repellant" (100% DEET in orange containers) which many of you recommended, we did land on a supply of Johnson's Deep Woods for Sportsmen (also 100% DEET, and also in small pump spray bottles). And, we'll use the permethrin spray to treat clothing. That oughtta do it! Will report our outcomes in the Sandstorm when we return on 6/19. Thanks again, friends! To: Eric Lukins ('81) You don't remember me, Eric, but I certainly remember you. When I wasn't babysitting Betty Hiser Gulley's ('49) two girls, I was often otherwise engaged by your mom, Sandy, to look after you and Deanna and Sherry. In your case, this mostly involved diapers and "oodles" of tissues, to wipe that perpetually drippy nose of yours. :-) Bob and Desiree Wisler are my sister's (Betty Pyle '56) children; being closer in age to them than to Betty, they were very like having a baby brother and sister around. Your entry about the man you call "Mr. Pyle" (and you undoubtedly made a LOT of "brownie points" for showing him that respect as a young man) opened a virtual floodgate of memories; thank you for that. His friends called him "Chet", "Chester", and--more often than not--"CV". (His given name was Chester Vernon Pyle. Bless his heart, what WERE they thinkin'?!). And yes, Eric, "CV" was a character--a "character", in the popular vernacular, with a great deal of character, really. He and my mother (Beryle) graduated from the "It Takes A Village" school of community child rearing before the Hon. Hillary Clinton was herself out of diapers. His own mother died when CV was very young; as the essentially leaving him to do the lion's share of fathering and "bread-winning" in a family of six children. (His father wasn't very good to himself, much less to his children.) In retrospect, I think that set the stage for the rest of his adult life; he never thought twice about "setting straight" another child within "earshot", no matter who was present at the time. And, as you and I both know from experience, he didn't mince words, either. :-) Having been forced to early adulthood at the advent of the Great Depression, Daddy never got more than an eighth grade education. He would tell you--and probably did later on--that his formal education came via the "School of Hard Knocks". Somehow, he managed to woo and win the heart of a pretty little school teacher from the "other side of the tracks" in Newton, Iowa. I'm not entirely clear on that part of his history, but if memory serves, he met my mother as a result of going to work for her dad, a life-long Maytag production manager. Like so many others who came to Hanford with the hope of great opportunities, Daddy moved my mom and sister to Richland around 1946 or so. He proudly signed on as a fireman with Richland FD and, later, went to work--and eventually retired from--many years of service with the fire department at Hanford (first employed by General Electric, I think, and then later, by ITT/Federal Support Services). My parents managed to buy a two-bedroom prefab on Armistead, probably mortgaged to the hilt. Although we certainly weren't wealthy, by any standard, I don't ever recall wanting for anything. About the time I was in junior high school, he finally built (every bit of it himself and with help from friends) that huge 3-car garage you remember NOT daring to play around. Among my mother, my sister, and I, this monstrosity was known as "CV's Castle". He preferred to call it "the Barn". And he knew exactly where he had put every last tool in that place; I can't tell you how often I thought I was getting the raw end of the deal when Mama would send ME out to fetch a hammer or screw driver. If said tool wasn't returned to the very same spot from which it had been taken... oh, brother! Egad. Don't even get me started on the stories around the time I learned to drive, or I'll have to tell you what it was like to have CV standing by while one tried to maneuver a (gargantuan) 1959 Buick Electra BACK into the garage "where it belongs!" (read that: in EXACTLY the same spot in which it was parked before one backed it out of the garage). And then there was the time I had to go home and FACE "CV" after I'd taken out a speaker at the A&W Drive-In (as well as the right front fender on that big black Buick my friends called "the Batmobile")... As you learned later, in truth, CV was always a whole lot more bark than bite. Yes, I got backhanded across the mouth a few times (generally in response to speaking disrespectfully to my mother), and there was that time when he sent me out with his pocket knife to select and cut the willow switch he would use across my rear end... I couldn't tell you what "crime" I'd committed now if my life depended on it. The only thing I'm certain of is that I never repeated the behavior. :-) And, in spite of his lack of formal education, he was one of the smartest men I've ever known. Although quick judgments of people occasionally cost him later need for apologies, he made those apologies just as soon as his error became apparent. He made acquaintances with a fair degree of ease, but chose his friends pretty carefully. And his friendship was awarded without regard to a person's material success, their station in life, their skin color or national origin. He absolutely demanded honesty from his friends and his family, and any penalty he ever awarded me was far worse if I'd made the mistake of trying to lie my way out of a behavior or situation. And the guy had a work ethic you couldn't kill with a meat axe! In describing his influence on my own adult work ethic, I've often joked that, as far as my dad was concerned, a man with no arms and legs could still find gainful employment as a doorstop. Retirement just didn't suit him; "running parts" at the garages you mentioned and driving the truck for a Honda dealership kept his mind sharp and his sense of self-worth alive and well until a tired heart just wouldn't go anymore. Indeed, he died working... his heart stopped as he stood over the zucchini plants in his garden, HAND watering from a watering can (because, of course, they could be watered this way ONLY). Oh, my yes, so many memories... Thanks for sharing your memories of my dad (and refreshing mine), Eric. You made my day. :-) Or, as Daddy would have said, "You're a GOOD kid." Bomber cheers, -Pam Pyle Jewett-Bullock ('69) ~ Stafford, VA ******************************************************* ******************************************************* From the new ALL Bomber Alumni Guest Book: >>From: Dan Ham ('72) Saturday 06/05/2004 4:10:39am COMMENTS: First, welcome back, Beth! Second, reading thru this Guestbook I noticed someone trying desperately to find Mike Davis ('74). Sadly, Mike was lost to us some 2 months ago. Seems he went insane over going to his class reunion this summer. He was last seen standing on a corner holding a sign that read simply "Merry Christmas". -Dan Ham ('72) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Lynn Noble Paden ('72) Re: Diane Hartley's ('72) whereabouts... I've rec'd a few emails for Diane Hartley since being her "personal reporter" yesterday and decided to send her email address so that she can be contacted directly. At least I think this is HER email address since I haven't personally seen her for over 30 years!! Each time I'm in the Tri-Cities, she CONVENIENTLY has an excuse for not visiting with me. I've even suggested that we golf, have a beer(s), dinner or gamble at the Wildhorse but nothing has worked. So, write her and give her some grief about staying in touch with old (but only a little older) friends -- she definitely has it coming! -Lynn Noble Paden ('72) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Mike Davis ('74) I would like to extend my congratulations to my son, Rick on his graduation Friday night from Richland High. (Class of 2004) I'm very proud of you, Rick, Job well done! -Mike Davis ('74) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/07/04 Dateline: Richland ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers and 1 Bomber Mom sent stuff: "Em" DeVine ('52), Millie Finch ('54) Wanda Davidson ('56), Burt Pierard ('59) Michael Davis ('74), Karen Davis ('76) BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) ********************************************************* ********************************************************* BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marguerite Groff Tompkins ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Laurie Hutton ('72) BOMBER CALENDAR: <> Click the event you want to know more about. ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Marilyn "Em" DeVine Dow ('52) Re: Anthony Taylor ('04) My first Bomber grandchild graduated Friday. What a great ceremony. They've had lots of good parties to go to, prompting my daughter (his mom) to remark about what a great, supportive community this is! We had a good "families" party down at Howard Amon, in spite of the not-so-great-weather. Was very happy to have a distant cousin, Nicole Van Dyke, and her family join us. (Or did WE join THEM?) At any rate, it was fun and a treat to get to celebrate with nieces and nephews as we proudly send the kids off to the wide-wide-world. To: Kay Mitchell Coates ('52) I'm delighted to see you'll be at Granny's for the '52 Ladies' luncheon! Am eager to see photos and hear more about your wonderful trip to Spain. To: Gus Keeney ('57) So glad to know Missy ('59) is going to help you out for a while. She's a good little sister! Also glad you are doing well for the condition you COULD be in. I would like to join the Red Hat Ladies Club. Anyone know how to go about doing that? I talked to one woman about it, but she said her group is full. I believe there are actually several groups here in the area so maybe there will be one with room for me. Best regards to each and all, -Marilyn "Em" DeVine Dow ('52) ~ in wonderful, cooler Richland. ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Millie Finch Gregg ('54) Happy Birthday to classmate Marguerite Groff Tompkins ('54) today. I sure hope you have a wonderful day and know you are loved by so many! Cheers always, -Millie Finch Gregg ('54) ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Wanda Davidson Turner ('56) To: Pam Pyle Bullock ('69) Yes, I have to agree that your dad was quite a man. Your sister Betty and I played together as children. Our mothers were very good friends, as well as our dads. I remember CV getting on to Betty and me often, especially the time we set the wheat on fire behind our prefab on Adams St. I wish that my grandchildren and great- grandchildren could have the carefree, happy days that we did growing up in Richland. To: Bill Berlin ('56) Thanks for your comments on SUP; brought back a lot of memories. -Wanda Davidson Turner ('56) ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Burt Pierard ('59) To: Mike Brady ('61) Re: Apology and other stuff Please excuse my feeble attempt at humor in Saturday's Sandstorm posting about the Co-Ordinate Club. Rereading it, I realize that I was coming off as an "authoratative ass". I'm not really that way [Now see here Burton; those of us who know and love you agree that you are *exactly* that way. --Editors] and I did appreciate your bringing up a historical subject that most people have never heard of (I'll have to write that book that I've been meaning to get to someday). The Co-Ordinate Club was truly one of the most interesting (to me) stories of the early project days. The anecdotes that emerged from that endeavor are numerous. This was just a bunch of fun-loving guys who felt (I feel correctly) that Richland was in dire need of an entertainment facility/organization of this type and just wanted to be left alone. Their hassle with the state liquor inspector is a story of its own and partially led to the club's demise. One of the most enduring stories concerned Paul Nissen, Richland Villager Editor, who showed up at the grand opening with a camera and demanded free admission to take pictures for the paper, which was granted. He wandered around and occasionally shot off flashbulbs (remember what those were?) but no pictures appeared in the paper. The club rumor was that he didn't have any film in the camera. Does anybody remember the "Spike Jones" type band called the "Dew Valley Acorns"? They performed from a flat-bed truck for almost all the parades and appeared at most of the stage shows (south of Lee and east of the tennis courts) in John Dam Park (later Riverside). As an aside, most of those guys ended up as Shriners after the club folded -- does that tell you something? Bomber Cheers, -Burt Pierard ('59) ~ Richland ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Michael Davis ('74) Re: Mike Davis Reunion Fund Here's an idea: give it a rest! -M Davis ('74) ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Karen Davis Scheffer ('76) Re: Michael Davis ('74) Reunion Fund To all of you contributing the $1.33 to the reunion fund. Hope you don't expect to balance your checkbooks!!!!!! -Karen Davis Scheffer ('76) ~ and probably not going to my reunion in two years either, Mike! ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) Re: Robert Franco, MD Dr. Franco was a great no-nonsense doctor. I once had one of my children in emergency with the back of his head bleeding because he had fallen on a bleacher. I was so upset because the nurses there seemed so casual about it all. Dr. Franco came strolling through the ER and seeing how upset I was he took a look at my son, took a piece of hair on each side of the wound, tied them together, and sent us home. No scar or anything. I always had a lot of respect for him for the way he handled the situation. This was years ago; I have the utmost respect for the ER team they have at Kadlec now. Re: Rick Davis ('04) I too am very proud of my first grandson to graduate from Richland High. I went to his graduation in my wheel chair but I made it and am sure his grandpa was looking down on him saying as his dad did, "Well done, Davis boy!" Life is just beginning for this lad; he is a late bloomer but watch his smoke now. I love you big guy, -Grandma -BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/08/04 Dateline: Richland ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 13 Bombers and 1 Not-A-Bomber sent stuff: Betty Hiser ('49), Dorothy Stamper ('54) Mike Clowes ('54), Gus Keeney ('57) Mike Brady ('61), Tim Avedovech ('61) Dennis Johnson ('62WB), Carol Converse ('64) Gary Behymer ('64), Don Andrews ('67) Kim Edgar ('79), Monique Mangold ('80) Mark Wilson ('86), Barbara Younkin (NAB) ********************************************************* ********************************************************* TODAY: Girls of '52 Lunch BOMBER BIRTHDAYS TODAY: Darvis Bergam Bobo ('57) Dyanna Cook Forsythe ('67) Bill Wingfield ('67) Marcia Ehinger ('71WB) Robert Evans ('89) BOMBER CALENDAR: <> Click the event you want to know more about. ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Betty Hiser Gulley ('49) To: Kay Mitchell Coates ('52) I was not able to attend the CAP meeting that was held several years ago. Was there ever a follow up? Although I did not belong in high school I did join in '52 through '60 when your dad and Tommy headed up the CAP. There was an interesting article in the Tri-City recently about CAP. Congratulations on your trip to Spain. As they always say: you can do most anything if you set your mind to it. To: Marguerite (Marj) Groff Tompkins ('54) Happy __th Birthday yesterday. Mine is later in the month. To: Marilyn DeVine Dow ('52) There are several ladies who come down for lunch at the new Community House/Senior Citizens who belong to Red Hat Ladies. Don't know anything about the Red Hat Ladies except what I have read in magazines, papers, etc. To: Pam Pyle Jewett-Bullock ('69) Although you wrote a ream about your father (think every kid in the 100 block on Armistead and beyond was afraid of him) you never said much about your mother. I thought she was an angel because she taught both my daughters to sew. My eyesight was bad and I could not thread a needle. Your dad always treated me OK. To: Burt Pierard ('59) Don't remember the Dew Valley Acorns but I certainly remember Spike Jones. Spike Jones was one of the headliners at the old Kennewick Grape Festival one year. I was so shocked when I went to see either a Roy Rogers or Gene Autry movie and Spike Jones was in the movie. Hope each and everyone of you took a moment from your busy schedules to honor those who served during D-Day and paused for a moment to say goodbye to our 40th president. God love his funny soul. Thanks to each of you who writes to me. I am in a lot of pain and the email is one way to pause and FORGET for a moment. -Betty Hiser Gulley ('49) ~ from south (government) Richland where our weather is cooler for the moment. I'm not ready for 100+ just yet. ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Dorothy Stamper McGhan ('54) Happy Birthday -- a day late -- to Marguerite Groff! Hope you are having a good one. Thanks for all that you do for the Class of '54! -Dorothy Stamper McGhan ('54) ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) From the "I give you fair warning" Dept.: Club-40 members are hereby warned that the latest issue of "The DustStorm" has been successfully folded, stapled, spindled, and mutilated and should be on its way to your mailbox soon. Not a member of Club-40, and would like to know more? Log on to the website at <> and get the information on what will be happening in September. And, guess what, members of the Class of 1964 will be eligible to join in the festivities. Bomber Cheers, -Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) ~ back in Albany, OR after a grueling Sunday afternoon in Bomberville folding, etc. .... ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Gus Keeney ('57) To: Marilyn "EM" DeVine Dow ('52) Thanks for the note. I'll just have to keep reminding myself for the next three weeks that it is OK for Little Sister Missy to keep bossing me around!!! I am getting notes from Bombers all over the world and I thank you all again for your support. -Gus Keeney ('57) ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Mike Brady ('61) To: Burt Pierard ('59) Re: Co-Ordinate Club Name No offense taken Burt. After all, I learned how to handle abuse as a youngster as a member of the "class outcasts". -Mike Brady ('61) ~ AKA "high voice and pimples" ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Tim Avedovech ('61) Dr. Franco is one of my fondest memories of the MD's who treated us in Richland. As I was running as fast as I could on the green grass on a beautiful warm sunny summer day I sliced my toe on a knife that someone had thrown down and left in the grass. I was rushed to the ER with blood everywhere. Dr. Franco came in stat, calmed me down, and then with his smooth demeanor sewed it up and I healed from that with NO scarring. Beautiful job. To me he was a "hero". I always wondered how many others experienced his expertise. -Tim Avedovech ('61) ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Dennis Johnson ('62WB) Re: Reunions and the attendance thereof Most of you don't know me, but I have some input nonetheless. We moved from Richland right after I was done with 6th grade -- Jason Lee (Mr Olson). I graduated from Clarkston High School right on schedule in 1962. I did not attend any of the decade reunions until my 40th. I was always either very busy, or too far away. Things finally came together for the 2002 festivities. I highly recommend attending these things. Clarkston is a substantially smaller community than Richland hence, after three years, you pretty much know everybody. Additionally, if you are a sentient being, you generally form opinions of these folks. The reunion at 40 years serves to show you just how wrong you were. Some of the greasiest dudes in HS turned out to be some of the most accomplished life participants. Several of the people that seemed to have great promise wound up working at "the mill" their entire lives and appeared to be happy in their 3rd or 4th marriage (small town, remember). Others turned out just about the way you expected. While the teenaged years are replete with much angst, we tend to consider them pivotal. Actually, after sitting for two days and evenings with the classmates that did show up, I find that most of us start to "click in" after age 25 (not me -- I was a late learner -- took a lot more mistakes to get me on the right path). Anyway, if you have any interest at all in fellow citizens with whom you shared some of the more memorable times in your life, I encourage you to show up for a reunion at least once in your life. Of course some people are still "cliquish" and all sit at one table eschewing any interruption of their great reminiscing; but, most are anxious to tell you what they are doing now: kids, grandkids, careers, hobbies. Amazing how many parallels you'll find between their stories and your own. I was not particularly famous for anything in HS -- class clown, passable artist, good brain, so-so grades, higher than average "principal's office" count. Some were worse, many were much nicer people, but that's not as important as the feeling of camaraderie that accretes to spending a few days with the ADULT version of the classmates you knew, irrespective of whether they were close acquaintances or not. This is not a guarantee that they are ALL adults, but even the ones that still live in the past are fun to converse with. I met many more RHS students well after HS (I moved back to Richland for a short time), and as I have stated before, you have an enviable network running tendrils of contact between virtually every class that has ever existed. Not many communities can make that claim. Obviously most of the credit goes to the people that keep the Sandstorm in operable condition, but it wouldn't exist without the contributions of the grads and WBs ... and their respective families. Even without the affiliation that most of you have, I start every day with a cuppa and the missives present in this venue. Thanks for "listening", -Dennis Johnson ('62WB) ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Carol Converse Maurer ('64) To: Bill Berlin ('56) Rev. Ledbetter was the minister I remember the most while I went to SSUP. In fact, he married my first husband and me. They were really neat people. To: Jimbeaux Hamilton ('63) Re: SSUP Church Camp Jim, I don't remember if I went to church camp or not. I'm thinking that I would have, being that my mom was so involved in church goings-on. BUT, wouldn't it be great to get all of us together for a sort of reunion that went to SSUP? Of course, being in California now, it would be hard to just get up there and I'm thinking so many others also wouldn't be able to go. Perhaps we could all put our pictures on this website so that we can remember those others that went to church. Your memory is just great! I don't remember half the kids that went, but then again, I probably would if I saw them again. To: Bill Scott ('64) I, too, agree with you about our Class of 1964!! We have a great class and soooo many show up each five years to celebrate getting together once again. My first reunion was the 30th. It was so much fun trying to figure out who everyone was, especially the guys. Don't know why, but they are the ones that have changed the most. The 35th reunion I just loved. I, too, was not that popular while in school, but I was so surprised just how many of those long ago "popular" kids came up to me to let me know just how excited they were to see me there. Hadn't seen Jean Armstrong in a long time and she came right up to me first thing and dragged me off from my husband to talk with a bunch of girls that were there. I loved it!! Am looking forward to our 40th in just 18 more days. I know this reunion will be that much better and can't wait to see everyone again. I'm thinking very seriously about helping out at the registration table Friday night. -Carol Converse Maurer ('64) ~ Eureka, CA. Looking forward to being in Richland in a couple weeks! ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Gary Behymer ('64) Re: The Sagebrush Rag #15 or so... The Sagebrush Rag #15 or so... was emailed to all subscribers on Saturday June 5th at 9:47 PM. If you did not get that issue and/or would like to receive a copy, please send me a note and I will forward #15 to you and/or add you to the ever growing mailing list. -Gary Behymer ('64) ~ somewhere in downtown Colfax. ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Don Andrews ('67) To: Bill Wingfield ('67) This is wishing you the best of days, today. How does it feel to be 56? I won't know for 11 more months, you know. Happy Birthday from your best friend and brother. -Don Andrews ('67) ~ a Bomber in the land of Spudders (Ridgefield, WA) where it is spring time in the great northwest. Rain, sun, rain, sun, rain -- all in a half-hours time. ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Kim Edgar Leeming ('79) To: the Class of 1979 I just received another Registration Form; the reply date April 1, 2004, has been extended to July 1, 2004. If you'd like to attend, please go to the website and email the Reunion Contact to get a current registration form. (The form on the website is less detailed than the one I received today.) <> Bomber Cheers! -Kim Edgar Leeming ('79) ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Monique Mangold Beaucour ('80) Re: Normandie, Thanks, and one of the little stories of History, just to remember to work for peace! Today [Sunday, June 6] your President is in Normandie, in France. I want to thank all your parents or grandparents that went to rescue us from a form of Europe we didn't choose. Thanks a lot to the American Field Service that after World War Two put its money and energy to teach the young generations that getting to know each other makes it that we don't want to fight any more. Thanks to my host mother Jean Wilson that made possible for me to get to know you Americans a lot better and fight for your image because I know a lot of you are worth it! Today is Mother's Day in France, so Happy Mother's Day, Jean! Thanks to my host brothers and sisters that had to put up with me for a year -- and still have to share their mother with me -- and are kind enough not to be jealous! Next week we have European elections and I'm going to vote, because Europe means to me peace ensured by a strong economy. As I arrived in the States in 1979 the first European president was elected; it was a woman and she was French and I was so proud to tell you so. My family used to live on the French-German border; being French or German depended on the changing political arrangements through history. My father's father was born German and felt German as my father felt French. He was around 17 during the war and his best friend wanted the region (Lorraine) to be French and so did my father! He trusted my grandfather as we all do at this age! He didn't know he was in the secret German police. The best friend was found killed and my father sent to the Russian front where he soon became a prisoner. Still believing in his choices -- life and some humanity -- he escaped on a bicycle, hiding or, when asked, trying to explain he was a prisoner working around the area, and helped from time to time by some good-willed people. He came back to France. He told us very little of all that -- as young children we were not interested in his old stories -- we mainly knew about him escaping; war was over, life in front of us!!! When my father died I found the story in an old wooden suitcase, pictures, and my grandfather's life after the war. When I went to the States, and for many years after, I didn't know it, but I was and still am fighting for people to get to know one another, for not judging without knowing. I write from time to time in the Sandstorm for you to know you have friends all over the world. And finally I want to thank you and all my friends around the world (that I don't want to name so as not to make the mistake to forget one of them; if they recognize themselves, they may send me a mail! Ha!). Help me to work for peace; war is disgusting as you well know! BISOUS, -Monique Mangold Beaucour ('80) ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Mark Wilson ('86) As always Monique, your thoughtfulness comes through! As your host brother I was only in 8th grade when you spent the year with us -- and I must say it was fascinating to have a person coming from another country living with us and asking you questions like, "What type of food do you eat? What do you do for hobbies?" ... all the things a curious teenager asks. As we all know -- that's the beauty of children -- they don't care about race, religion, or political background -- they just want to know why in the world don't they have Oreo's in France! (Yes, that is true; one of the many things I have learned and a joke with Monique and my family.) It truly was a great experience for me and as time as has passed I realize I have four sisters, not three! So take care everyone; and, for my sister in France, my son Jake is taking his 4th year of French next year and we hope to visit soon! Love you! -Mark Wilson ('86) -- ASB President ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Barbara Younkin (NAB) Query: Sharon Tate ('61WB-RIP) Hi, I did not go to Richland, however, two of my former classmates from Irvin High in El Paso, Texas seem to think that Sharon attended our school there and that she ran around with them. I have looked everywhere and every site I have seen Irvin High is never mentioned. Do you know if she actually ever has gone there? Thanking you in advance, -Barb Younkin (NAB) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/09/04 Dateline: Richland ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ********************************************************* IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT All right! Y'all listen up, hear? We don't much care if you show up at your class reunion or if you don't show up. We don't even much care why you show up or don't show up. But we care -- we care a lot -- if you make a statement hectoring or lecturing a named individual for showing up or not showing up. So, if you have submitted an entry and it (or a portion of it) doesn't appear in the Sandstorm; well, it just may be that the submission has gone beyond the pale of decency we insist on for Sandstorm content. The Editors ********************************************************* ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 9 Bombers sent stuff: Mary Triem ('47), Lois Weyerts ('56) Missy Keeney ('59), Judy Willox ('61) David Rivers ('65), Shirley Collings ('66) Dwight Carey ('68), Kerry Steichen ('74) Dan Morgan ('83) ********************************************************* ********************************************************* BOMBER BIRTHDAY TODAY: Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY TODAY: Dennis and Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) BOMBER CALENDAR: <> Click the event you want to know more about. ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Mary Triem Mowery ('47) Re: The DustStorm To: Burt Pierard ('59), President, Club-40 I was very pleased to see the article you wrote on the loss of two of our Club-40 founding fathers in the current issue of the Club's newsletter, The DustStorm. Both Don Richey ('47-RIP) and Ray Conley ('46-RIP) gave a lot of themselves toward the success of our club, whose 17th reunion is this year. It is hard to express one's feelings at the loss of two great friends and you did a superb job. Thank you very much, -Mary Triem Mowery, '47 Bomber ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Lois Weyerts Harrold ('56) Just want to wish Darvis Bergam Bobo ('57) a very Happy Birthday. Now that we get the Sandstorm we are aware of birthdays that we would not have known about. Hope to see you and Jim at Club-40 in September. Best Wishes, Lois and Larry Harrold -Lois Weyerts Harrold ('56) ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Missy Keeney ('59) Re: What??? To: Gus Keeney ('57) I DO NOT boss you around. Now take your meds and be quiet?? To: Burt Pierard ('59) You?! An "authoritive ASS!"? If it walks like a duck, quacks like a duck, .... -Missy Keeney ('59) ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Judy Willox ('61) To: all who have written on reunions So many entries, so many different views on it. I love the way you put it Jay (Siegel ('61)). And Dennis (Johnson ('62WB)), I couldn't have said it any better! Kudos to you! Your reunion is what YOU make it to be. If you go into it with those bitter memories and hurt, that is surely what you will find there. But if you go into it with your head held high, full of confidence that this is going to be one of the best memories you will have, then you will find happiness, more friends, and ease in being there. So, Bombers, go to those reunions and have the time of your life. I went to my fortieth in 1961 and did just that! I have never been sorry nor will I ever be. I hope that this subject can go to rest now as we could hash this thing the rest of our lives. If you were hurt back then, I am sorry -- especially if I was ever the cause of that pain to anyone. But, as I always say, deal and then heal. You will be so much happier. To: BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) Kudos to you, Mom. Nice entry. And congratulations to you and your grandson Rick Davis ('04) on his graduation. I am sure you were the proudest Grams in the stands. I would be too and hopefully will be next year when mine takes his walk! To: Tim Avedovech ('61) I did, I did!! Read my entry to BJ Davis above. That expertise kept me in my bikini in the summers. ;o) To: Jim "Jimbeaux" Hamilton ('63) Ain't ya sorry now? *LOL* Does this mean I am back? I dunno, but maybe a good start huh? My regards to the ever lovely Nancy. As for Dr. Franco; yes he was a fantastic no-nonsense doctor who had hands of magic. They were gentle, swift hands and he did so many people so much good with them! I was his first patient to get his new incision technique on an appendectomy back in 1961. He told me I was his guinea pig, and since the appendix had ruptured days before and I was soooooo sick, I hardly heard what he was saying and really didn't much care at that point anyway. Later, when I had this nice neat LITTLE scar to deal with and could still wear a bikini, I couldn't have thanked him enough! He was a fantastic doctor and a sweetheart of a man. I am always going to remember him. Bomber Cheers, -Judy Willox, Classic Class of '61 ~ Richland ~ where the weather has gotten darn right nippy at night and I love it! ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: David Rivers ('65) Re: The block, older girls, and Denny Johnson ('62WB) Geeeeeeez Denny .... take a breath!!!!!! Your writing is staring to look like mine! (As a Vegas Boy now, Denny feels like he's gotta get it all out fast cuz we never let him talk at the Donut Delinquents.) One thing fer sher (Was thinking about that phrase last night .... I can still hear Laura Parker's ('65) and Marion Perkins's ('65) voices saying, "fer sher, fer sher." Where in the world did we get that saying? Almost as bad as "'magine." But my favorite was given to us by John Shippy ('64): "Damn straight." -- which Warford ('65) cleaned up to "Darned straits." (where do these goofy memories come from?).) .... So back to the point of this thing .... Denny mentioned Jason Lee. Before I went to Jason Lee to run with the infamous and illusive Jimmy Heidlebaugh ('65) (a good friend of Denny's; former roommate if I recall correctly) and that crew, I went to Spalding and was pals with the Petersons ('64 and '65), Craig Davis ('65), Butch Manthei ('65), and a ton of others. Including that famous Nina Jones ('65) (famous from a Sandstorm entry a few days ago where someone ran into her in another part of the world); anyway, Nina had an older mysterious sister .... an "older woman"!!!!!!!!!!!!! Always fun when kids had older brothers and sisters because it was like being able to catch a glimpse into the world of .... the dreaded teenagers when we were in grade school. Well, that older woman grew into one of the nicest girls I know .... and I just gotta say HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Patti Jones Ahrens ('60)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David Rivers ('65) ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) Happy 31st Wedding Anniversary, Dennis. I love you very much and am very grateful for all you do for me. Your loving wife, Shirley ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Re: Mac Hall Kennewick 100 Years -- They Made a Difference A. V. McReynolds -- building contractor June 7, 2004 TCHerald This article is of interest if you are from Kennewick, but look more closely to see where Mac Hall probably received its name. What do you think? -Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) ~ Richland ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Dwight Carey ('68) To: All RHS Graduates Who Are Past Or Present Hanford Workers Richland was essentially created by the U.S. Government to provide the necessary ingredients to bring a successful end to World War II. Most of the RHS graduates have parents, family members, and now, even themselves who have spent many loyal years working on the Hanford reservation. All the RHS Bombers out there who are getting ready to retire, are already retired, or employed under one of the prime contracts, should be concerned with the Department Of Energy's plans regarding you and your future benefits. The Hanford Retirement Benefits Action Committee (HRBAC) invites you to an organizational meeting on June 15 at the Knights Of Columbus in Richland. Visit our web site at for more information. -Dwight Carey ('68) ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Kerry A Steichen ('74) To: Class of '74 The reunion is not far off and your classmates want to see you. We have room in all events for more people. Right now we have about 135 for Saturday's dinner show and 30 for the Friday dinner cruise. There is always room for more golfers so plan to attend one or more of these reunion activities. Don't forget to give us Memory Book information even if you don't plan to attend because we want to know what you've been up to all these years. Many people are coming from out-of-town and want to see as many classmates as possible. The locals are behind in signing up, so please don't disappoint your classmates from afar by not coming. If you have any questions please give Howard Rickard a call or email him. See you at the reunion. (Except Davis. He will be on Christmas Vacation.) -Kerry A Steichen ('74) ~ Kent, WA ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Dan Morgan ('83) Reunion Picnic: RHS Drama Club, Drama Class, Stagecraft Class Our first Drama Reunion Picnic, for the Classes of '81 through '85, is tentatively set for summer 2005 in Tri-Cities, WA. Our first reunion is also open to all who participated in the production of a play or a musical at Richland High School during the '81 through '85 class years: such as casts, crews, band/music/choir, and teachers. For more information, please go to a temporary web page I have set up: <> Thanks! -Dan Morgan ('83) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/10/04 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 10 Bombers sent stuff: Wally Wheadon ('49), Anita Hughes ('52) Mike Clowes ('54), Denny Kline ('57) Missy Keeney ('59), Mary Judd ('60) Mike Brady ('61), Tim Avedovech ('61) Chuck Crawley ('67), Lynn Noble ('72) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* BOMBER LUNCHES 'n stuff (in order of appearance) 06/13 South Puget Sound (Fife) Lunch 06/18 Girls of '54 Lunch BOMBER CALENDAR: Richland Bombers Calendar Click the event you want to know more about. ************************************************* ************************************************* >>From: Wally Wheadon ('49) We honor President Ronald Reagan this week. In the early 1950s General Electric sponsored a television program. Actor Ronald Reagan was the host. This was before he became governor of California. During this time he visited the Richland area and spoke in several places in the area. I listened to him as he talked to and joked with a group of engineers in the old 700 area. He was gracious, warm and very likeable. Another note from the past. -Wally Wheadon ('49) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [On 9/30/59 Ronald Reagan (as host of G.E. Theater) was the guest speaker at a G.E. sponsored Father-Daughter Banquet My program autographed by Ronald Reagan. -Maren] ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Anita Hughes Hogan ('52) My best wishes to Gus Keeney ('57) for a rapid recovery from a terrible accident. Living here in northern California near I-5 has never ceased to amaze me that so many people fall asleep at the wheel here. I have wondered if this area is so calm and comfortable that the very air produces a big "sleeping pill" to drivers. Take care--stop and take a nap in some safe place. Re: Reunions Now about all the emails coming in about reunions. Most teens seem to have had a tough time in high school. It is a very emotional time, and most of us didn't have that much fun at the time. There were a few very popular students, but in the long run, we are all pretty much the same. Be happy, and enjoy your reunions. For a lot of us, high school was a long time ago. Good luck to the Keeneys -Anita Hughes Hogan ('52) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) To: Dan Morgan ('83) Nice idea you have, a Drama Club reunion. Too bad it is so limiting, as there are some out there who appeared in or worked on musical and drama productions even back in the stone age. Of course back then, we only wore animal skin costumes and had to do our productions by firelight. Now here's a thought; maybe you could expand the group to include even the "O.F.s" of Col-Hi/Richland High practitioners of the thespic arts. Then again, it's one more reunion to which someone might not come because they were whatever, fer shure by everyone else. Bomber Cheers, -Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) ~ from slightly rainy Albany, OR, where the grass seed farmers love the rain, but the strawberry growers are a bit unhappy with it. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Denny Kline ('57) Hear! Hear! Terrific response by the editors to those who don't understand why reunions are important to some. For various reasons I haven't been since my 20th but hope to catch up at some point. -Denny Kline ('57) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [For the record, that was Deputy Editor Richard Anderson's response... he was doing the Sandstorm while I was away from my computer. -Maren] ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Missy Keeney ('59) Re: Yuma Well, I woke up this morning in beautiful downtown (well, maybe not downtown, but hey!) Yuma. It is amazing! Having never been in this part of the country, I feel as if I am in a "fur-en" land! My brother, Gus ('57) is in pretty good spirits after all he has been through in the last few months (I should be able to fix that in short order... just kidding, Gus!) The home he built here is absolutely beautiful and such a wonderful expression of the kind of couple that he and Sue (RIP) were! There is joy and whimsy everywhere! I know that all the good wishes, prayers and expressions of support from Bomberland have been important to him. Thank you all!! Now, back to my cauldron! Heh, heh, heh!! -Missy Keeney ('59) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Mary Judd Hinz ('60) Re: Mac Hall To: Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) I have always thought that Mac Hall was named for our Principal at that time, Leslie A. McIntosh. I believe the students voted on the name. -Mary Judd Hinz ('60) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Mike Brady ('61) My 6/7/04 entry was meant to be humorous to show how we hold on to things 20, 30, and 40 years later. Burt Pierard ('59) and I communicated via email earlier, and I told him that I took no offense to his comments. -Mike Brady ('61) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Tim Avedovech ('61) To: Judy Willox ('61) Partially, because of Dr. Franco, you ROCKED young woman. And truthfully, you still do. You GO, you still ROCK!!!!! You're Awesome. Have a great day!! -Tim Avedovech ('61) ~ Phoenix - where it is still a little toasty, about 100 today. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Chuck Crawley ('67) Hectoring? I didn't think he was in our class. -Chuck Crawley (brc o'67) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Lynn Noble Paden ('72) To: Dennis Johnson ('62WB) After reading your contribution to the Sandstorm the other day, I could have guessed that there would be quite a reaction to it and it seems there might have been according to editor Richard Anderson's comments. But I think some may have misunderstood your intentions. I don't think you meant to insult anyone by saying that they "wound up working at the mill" but rather you meant they turned out to be an average joe much like yourself. Also, I don't think you meant to imply that folks who have three or four marriages should be less respected than those who manage to find their soul mate on their first walk down the isle. In fact, people have many relationships and can successfully duck and weave the marriage march -- but then in later years are able to settle down into a long-term commitment. I really must agree with David Rivers ('65) and hope this helps to smooth out some of the furrowed brows who read your entry. -Lynn Noble Paden ('72) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/11/04 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 11 Bombers sent stuff: Betty Hiser ('49), Kay Mitchell ('52) Richard Coates ('52), Viva Webster ('53) George Swan ('59), Patti Jones ('60) John Browne, Jr. ('61), Helen Cross ('62) Lynn Johnson ('63WB), Shirley Collings ('66) Mike Davis ('74) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Betty Hiser Gulley ('49) To: Wally Wheadon ('49) One morning, when I was working in 100-B Area, they told us that all non-essential personnel could go to a meeting in the Maintenance Lunch Room about 10am. Off I went and was I surprised when Ronald Reagan came in the lunch room and stood up on one of the tables. He told the following joke: "In Schenectady NY (GE's headquarters at that time) the water department was trying to figure out what was wrong with the water pressure. There were periods of time, especially during the evening hours, when the water pressure would go WAY down. It took them several months to figure out that each time there were advertisements on the TV everyone ran to the bathroom." It was then I figured out that he had a very distinctive personality - very likeable, etc, The rest is history. To: Mary Judd Hinz ('60) I'm with you. I had gone to 4 years of high school and we had a new principal each year. I was allowed to go back 2 years ('49/'50 and '50/'51) because of medical problems and NO MONEY. When the school year of '49/'50 started this man (McIntosh) stood up before the student body and said he had heard that there had been a principal every year for the past 4 and that was going to stop. WOW - was he right. -Betty Hiser Gulley ('49) ~ south/government Richland where we have had more than our share of rain. Supposed to get up to 70 today. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Kay Mitchell Coates ('52) Re: '52 Bomber Babes Lunch All Bomber Lunches website Yes!! We are truly Bomber Babes! What a great afternoon 17 of us shared at the luncheon on Tuesday. Vera and I aren't the only ones looking at that big 70 number!! I believe there were several tables of us that are approaching or have already seen that number appear on a birthday card or greeting. I don't think any of us ever thought we would be getting together for lunch fifty-two years after graduation!! Just for the record, the elusive Shirley Pitman Molnaa DID make my day by coming to the gathering. We were all so thrilled to see her. The sharing, the laughter, the chatter and even the shedding of a few tears made it a memorable afternoon. Vera had the foresite to bring a tri-board of photos of our wonderful trip to Spain. Her grandson that accompanied us on the trip had put it together to share with his classmates, so we shared it with our classmates. Our wild and crazy year is not over yet. We will be spending a week in the hills of Montana in July with another friend celebrating her big birthday year. Hey!! Who knows what we will figure out to do the last half of our special year. Stay tuned!! Those in attendance were: Helen Sullivan, Donna Willis, Nadine Stevens, Marilyn Overstreet, Kay Mitchell, Shirley Pitman, Marilyn DeVine, Luanna Ivers, Joan Magneson, Bev Smith, Vera Rodda, Patti Cole, Mona Jetton, Roberta Adkins, Hazel Morgan, Bev Coates, Dorothy Keys. Check out the photos and you will find a group of really good looking Bomber Babes - the gals from the class of 1952!! -Kay Mitchell Coates ('52) ~ Valley, WA - where warm spring weather seems to have forsaken us. We are sitting by a warm fire this evening. PS Perhaps Marilyn Overstreet and I take the prize for the longest period of friendship amongst the Bomber Babes. We met in 1945 when we attended 4th grade at Sacajawea. We were also back door neighbors and have kept in contact over the years thru reunions and our kids who are also friends. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Dick Coates ('52) Re: '52 Bomber Guys' Lunch Kay forgot to mention that Jerry Molnaa and I went to lunch while the gals were "doing their thing". My youngest son Doug ('82 Falcon) joined us and got to hear some old timer stories. Thanks for a great afternoon, Jerry! Sure glad those gals had a get together so we could get together. -Dick Coates ('52) ~ Valley, WA ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Viva Webster Metz ('53) To: Maren Smyth ('64) Re: GE Father/Daughter Banquet at which Ronald Reagan spoke. I, too, attended that banquet with my father and got Ronnie's autograph. I happened to be the "oldest" daughter there (at 22 years of age). My father and I stayed afterward and had a very pleasant private chat with him. A wonderful man and great human being. I also lived in California while he was Governor. -Viva Webster Metz ('53) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [ article about Reagan's 1956 visit to Hanford. -Maren] ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: George "Pappy" Swan ('59) Re: OK, OK, one more thought on reunions or maybe two... I have been trying to be good and remain low key and work on other stuff. But, I couldn't help but see a lighter side to some of the Sandstorm discussion lately. The subject of reunions is still enjoying a good run. Even I threw in my two cents plain version, uh let's see about a month or at least two weeks ago. And, folks are still writing in about giving the subject of reunions a rest, but then they forge ahead to give their own memories and philosophies about whether to go or not to go. Maybe that ol' dead hoss ain't been beatin' 'nuff yet? At least, we got past "Bunny Wabbits and Wiley Coyotees," I think. And, I couldn't write in to Sandstorm partially because I'm still digging through the Dictionary trying to find and decipher some of those wonderfully exotic and puzzling words used lately like, sentient, replete, angst, eschewing, accretes, Hectoring, and Lecturing. Do people really talk that way? No offense Dennis, you said you enjoyed my wit and thanks very much for your efforts to find my missing comrade. But I did figure out the latter two. Weren't they the well-known Ing brothers, Lectur and Hector? I think Lectur was a little ahead of me and Hector was always a little further back. -George "Pappy" Swan ('59) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) Re: South Puget Sound Area/Fife luncheon No reservations necessary! If you would like you can email me you will be at the luncheon. DATE: June 13, 2004 COFFEE TIME: 11:30am LUNCH TIME: 12:30pm WHERE: Fife Bar and Grill In between Goodyear Tire and Day's Inn PHONE: (253) 922-9555 ADDRESS: 3025 Pacific Highway E., Fife, WA I-5 North, Exit 136 B (Port of Tacoma) I-5 South Exit 136 Turn left on Pacific Highway. E. PRICE: Price range $10.00 - $14.50 includes drink and tip All Bomber Spouses and Friends are welcome! Bombers Have Fun -Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) ~ Browns Point, WA ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: John Browne, Jr. ('61) Re: A redesigned Club 40, maybe? After reviewing a week's worth of the Sandstorm over an evening, it occurred to me that, maybe, breaking people in to the General Reunion (of which Club 40 seems to be a paradigm) could be accomplished by offering a preview to those inching their way into middle age. My suggestion?.. a "Club 33 1/3" for the class that has gotten that far (in this case, Class of '71), & would cherish an opportunity to hang with their elders over a weekend. September would be about right (well, technically, October- but close enuf)- & it's one of the most pleasant times of the year, along the river... just a thought. In the same vein, I'm wondering if my class has considered a 45th reunion?.. or is Club 40 there for just these contingencies? A li'l NB for those who cherish our collective cultural history: no one has put a claim on yet... I miss the 'stubbies'... ^..^ -JHBrowne, Jr. ('61) ~ Vashon Island, WA ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) Re: Ronald Reagan as guest host of the Father-Daughter Banquet Was that the only time he came to Richland and did a Father-Daughter Banquet? Then he autographed a card for me that night too. I have it in my autograph book which I can't find along with my high school annuals. I know I have them, I just don't know where I have them. Re: First Indianapolis Lunch It's not long until the first Indianapolis lunch on June l9th. Please send in any RSVP's to me so we can decide how big a table to get. Of course, if you haven't RSVP's and find you can come, please do so!! Re: Radiation I have completed 4 of the required 25 radiation treatments this week. The doctor and the lady who I actually see every day (who administers the radiation) are both very nice. I still appreciate all the support I have been given through this ordeal. -Helen Cross Kirk ('62) ~ West Harrison, Indiana - by the little lake where it's been pretty hot and muggy all week. Baby birds are learning to fly from their nest in the rain gutter right over the doors out to our deck. Hope they learn soon and leave this spot. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Lynn Johnson Andrews ('63WB) Re: Reagan and the Father-Daughter Banquet Thank you, Maren, for the background on the Reagan Father-Daughter Banquet and the scan of your autographed program. I remembered going with my sister Kay ('61) and my dad, but had no idea at all of the date until I read your Sandstorm letter. Think I might have had a copy of his signature at the time, but it has not survived. To: Jim House ('63) A few days ago you mentioned Cecile Phillips in your Sandstorm letter. Do you have any idea whatever became of Cecile? In fifth grade, she was in my class at Jefferson and Mr. Vitulli was our teacher. At that time, Cecile already knew that she wanted to be a doctor, and whenever someone needed a band aid we called on "Doc Cecile" to provide medical care. Does anyone know whatever became of her? I have wondered over the years.... -Lynn Johnson Andrews ('63WB) ~ from lovely Sherwood, OR ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) Re: Mac Hall I'm not sure how Mac Hall acquired its name. There have been a few other suggestions, too. Anyone know for sure? Re: Ronald Reagan's visit to the Tri-Cities There is an article in today's TCHerald of Ronald "Reagan arriving by train the night of January 30, 1956, just a week shy of his 45th birthday and already over the hill by yesteryear's standards. And on February 3 he departed for Seattle, never to see the Tri-Cities again." Very strange that Maren's program has a date of September 30, 1959. There must have been an error on the article's date. The article continued to say that "one of the onlookers (of Reagan's funeral procession) was Richland School District Superintendent Rich Semler. The crowd was 20 deep and very solemn,: said Semler, who went to the nation's capital to lobby for education dollars and was taking the subway back to his hotel when he had a chance to view the passing of Reagan's caisson and the riderless horse. "Someone said, 'That's Mrs. Reagan,' and I saw a whole bunch of people show the universal hand sign for I love you," Semler said. "It was a very dramatic expression of care and concern." Semler said his trip had been planned months ago, and he felt fortunate to have been one of the people to witness the historic procession. "In an interview, Reagan told the Herald that television was not fueling the extinction of radio, explaining that if it were, they would stop putting radios in cars." -Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) ~ Richland ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Mike Davis ('74) Re: Send Mike Davis to his Reunion Fund I want to thank all the people that donated to this fund. All the money has been donated to a good cause. It has been donated as one large tip to the Spudnut Shop waitresses to divide. These are a great bunch of girls that put up with our crap every day. They deserve it! Thanks for your contributions! Enjoy the reunion, Upton! -Mike Davis ('74) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/12/04 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 10 Bombers and 1 Not-A-Bomber sent stuff: Ralph Myrick ('51), Marguerite Groff ('54) Larry Mattingly ('60), John Browne, Jr. ('61) Dennis Johnson ('62WB), Shirley Sherwood ('62) Pam Hunt ('66), Marcia Wade ('67) Claudia Stoffel ('68WB), Beth Young ('81) Don Sorenson (NAB) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Ralph Myrick ('51) Re: Cameron Mitchell ('77) I would like to congratulate Cameron Mitchell for being nominated for Benton-Franklin court judge. I remember Cameron as great kid and a great athlete. I never had Cameron in my class at Jefferson but I got involved with him when I would go outside at recesses and play with the kids. One game that I remember was a game with a football. I played this game when I was in grade school. Cameron was in the fourth grade. There were two teams, numbers didn't matter, and the object was to kick or pass the football over the goal line of the opposing team. To count, the football had to hit the ground. No points for catching the ball. If the receiving team would catch the ball they would take two steps forward if the ball was kicked and one step forward if the football was passed. Cameron caught the ball near his goal line and then passed over everyone's head across the opposing team's goal line. It was the first time I had seen him pass a football. Distance didn't make any difference. I bet that the Mitchell family is so proud of him. This family was one of my favorite families. Vanessa was one of my kids. CJ and Mrs. Mitchell did good! -Ralph Myrick ('51) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Marguerite Groff Tompkins ('54) BEWARE - Commercial coming....... On June 6, the latest edition of the DustStorm (Club 40's premier publication) was mailed. Because Class of 1954's 50th Reunion is the main event this year, every member of our class was mailed the DustStorm (even if your dues were not paid). That is, of course, if we have your address. I happen to have in my possession several extra DustStorm Newsletters and would very much like to be able to mail them to classmates that did not receive one last week. We just need some new addresser. I'll be on a trip to Michigan from June 24 - July 8. However, Millie Finch Gregg ('54) or Marilyn Working Highstreet ('54) would also be glad to hear from you. We would welcome any questions you might have. If you need e- mail addresses for either of them, check out the web page for Class of 1954. Recently someone told me that they heard that Joe Valdez ('54) is deceased. We lost his brother, John, several years ago. I don't want to list someone as deceased unless it can be determined that he is indeed gone. If you have any information regarding Joe, please let me know. Your Reunion Committee has been thinking about just how blessed we are - 50 years after graduating and we are alive and breathing. Maybe not as robust as we once were, but we press on. We are happy to be where we are in life - ALIVE!! So, whether we jog, walk, or are wheeled in, we need each other, and we will greatly miss you if YOU don't show up for the BIG 5-0 in September. Our monthly lunch (at Granny's) is next Friday, June 18. -Marguerite Groff Tompkins ('54) Where the weather today is just about perfect. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Larry Mattingly ('60) Re: Mac Hall To: Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) I believe Mac Hall is named after Mr. McIntosh (sorry can't recall his first name) who was the Principal of Col-Hi, who passed away in '57 or was it '58? Re: I have a couple of Reagan stories I had a friend who lived in Pacific Palisades whose back yard was against the back yard of the Reagan house. We were in his back yard one day and I looked over the back fence and was about 6 feet from Ronald Reagan. We "jawed over the back fence" for about 20 minutes. This was just a few days after he announced he would run for President. He spoke of the innate goodness of America and it's people and how deeply he believed in the freedoms we have. I left that conversation saying if he gets elected he will be listed in history as one of the great ones. Whatever your beliefs about him, he really was a nice guy. A couple of years after John McCone left his position as head of the CIA, I met him. My lady friend of the time was an RN doing private work. She spent several months nursing Mrs. McCone. But she had an old car that broke down frequently. So I would take her to work as she had the evening shift of 3-11 PM. The McCones lived in The Highlands, a very exclusive high security community just North of Seattle. But John McCone despite their obvious vast wealth, was a friendly elderly gentleman. He loved the baskets of fresh veggies I sent over from my large garden a couple of times a week. We had occasional use of their pool and tennis courts, and I sometimes had dinner there. No we didn't sit in the dinning room with the McCones. We sat at a small table around the corner. One night a phone rang and he asked me if I would please answer it. So I went into the study and there were three phones and the call was on the white one. I answered it and a familiar voice I didn't immediately recognize asked to speak with "Jonnie". I said "just a moment please" and he said "tell him it's Ronnie". It was a short conversation and Mr. McCone told his wife "Ronnie and Nancy want us for dinner next Friday. George will send his company plane over to pick us up and run us over to Andrews." I have no idea who "George" was. Mr. McCone told me at one point that even though he had retired from the CIA and Government service, he and the President and their wives remained very close friends. Without being political here, I have the highest respect for Ronald Reagan and his principles, and also for Nancy. They had an enduring love and she has stuck very close by him throughout it all. "Happiness is the sky in bloom" -J Larry Mattingly ('60) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: John Browne, Jr. ('61) Re: Serendipity It was gratifying to see mention of Rich Semler in the Sandstorm... Rich was Sup't. here on Vashon about the time that my children were working their way through their HS Daze. He was very gracious to me, a most helpful fellow, a thoughtful leader with a willingness to examine alternatives to the ways that things were being done. I'm glad he has landed in as sweet a spot as Richland- should be good for all concerned. My earlier cryptic reference to "stubbies" was prompted by discovering one of those charming old 11 oz. beer bottles while doing some volunteer work in a local park. I think it was an Oly, but there wasn't enough label to be certain. I could probably see both the old Heidelberg brewery in Tacoma (where Udub has opened a branch campus) & the Rainier brewery from a tall tree on the hill behind my house- but it was the Oly bottles I remember best, down to the horseshoe on the label, & the waterfall. I guess that, technically, I shouldn't know much more about them than that I could trade in 5 empties for enough coin to buy a Fudgesicle, since I left Richland at 19- but there were times... I'm hearing that a weekend of free fishing is coming up!.. even in the saltwater- and clams included. Pretty tempting. I was amazed to find a State truck checking people in & out of the marina at my class' 40th in 2001, as they set out to cash in on the elusive "pike minnow" (nee squawfish). There's a bounty on they fishy li'l heads, these days... they eats too many baby salmon, apparently, to suit the State DF&W. So, maybe, it's more like "Go fishing & get PAID for it!" this weekend. I never ate one, but they pushed a lot of corn & melons out of the ground around town, in the olde days... maybe even more than the carp did. ^..^ -JHBrowne, Jr. ('61) ~ Vashon Island, WA ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Dennis Johnson ('62WB) First off, I must thank David Rivers ('65) for validating my existence in this fair city. He is correct, my natural reticence at self-aggrandizing has relegated me to a secondary communicative position ("we don't let him talk much..") at the much ballyhooed extemporaneous street rod congregation each Saturday morning near the Donut Shop on Tropicana Ave (in case any Bombers are in town). His appearance (along with good friend Jim Heidlebaugh ('65)) at the above-referenced event eclipses all other participants. This pair cuts a wide swath as they rumble into the parking lot, with more swash in their respective buckles than the next ten attendees. Re: Reunions I am also inclined to take reasonable umbrage at the commentary contributed by Lynn Noble Paden ('72) in her efforts to mitigate the ongoing storm surrounding the discussions on reunions and the attendance thereof. My original missive was certainly not meant to denigrate those who have worked successfully at their chosen career in the same place for their entire adult life ('the mill'), nor did I intend to offend anyone (such as myself) that has had one (or more) unsatisfying forays into the marital morass ("first walk down the 'isle' {sic}). Notwithstanding, I would like to go on record as rejecting her "average Joe, such as yourself" description. I had no intention of classifying myself as anything average at all. As I have previously acknowledged a derision for self-promotion (see paragraph above), I will not elaborate. As for George "Pappy" Swan ('59) - I certainly take no offense at your tongue-in-cheek references to the superfluosity of my verbiage. I did not mean to obfuscate the core message with polysyllabic nomenclature. I do possess a prodigious vocabulary to be sure, although it is tainted somewhat by a marked proclivity for sesquipedalianism. I'll not burden you further with such scurrilous attempts at demonstrating my prowess with the idiom of the realm. In short, by gummies... my mom always said that "reunions are for the rich or the skinny", but I think they are just a way of staying in touch with the people that had an effect on our lives during a tumultuous time. Whether that effect was good, or bad - 40 years later is no time to dredge up acrimony and recriminations. Go, if you like - stay away, if you prefer. Here's hope that you have no regrets either way. -Dennis Johnson ('62WB)` Looking forward to tomorrow's Donut Delinquent get-together in the ever-reliable Las Vegas sunshine. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Shirley Sherwood Milani ('62) Re: Ronald Reagan's visit To: Maren Smyth ('63 & '64) Maren, I don't know how it is that I got to attend the Father/Daughter Banquet, too, in that I have two sisters. Must have been because my dad 'loved me best', ha ha. I also got his autograph and had a really good time. I also worked for the California Legislature in 1967 when he was Governor Reagan. I would stand at the bus stop each day and watch his limo pull out of the capital garage and he always waved. A truly nice guy. -Shirley Sherwood Milani ('62) ~ Cool and breezy in Grants Pass, OR ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Pam Hunt Cadd ('66) Re: The GE Father-Daughter Banquet To: Maren Smyth ('63 & '64) Maren, You're obviously much more organized than I am. I, too attended that banquet and have a program autographed by Reagan. Unfortunately, mine is stored in that extra-secure location: "somewhere" (I keep a lot of things there!) I was about 8 years old, but I remember what a thrill it was to go to such a grown-up event with Daddy. Thanks for posting the picture - a flood of good memories! -Pam Hunt Cadd ('66) ~ Finally, sunshine in West Richland - did the weatherman get disoriented? We've been having west side rain for the past week. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Marcia Wade Hausenbuiller ('67) To: My good friend Hazel Morgan Latal ('52) Ha! finally saw you in the Alumni SandStorm! Now, drop a note in written form! Love you lots, you Bomber Babe of '52! -Marcia Wade Hausenbuiller ('67) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Claudia Stoffel ('68WB) Re: Cameron Mitchell ('77) What a wonderful bunch of Bombers we have. Way to go. I know that Cameron's family and lots of Tri-City residents are very proud of this accomplishment. Re: Reagan's visit to Tri-Cities I emailed the Tri-City Herald today about the last time Ronald Reagan was in the area. Andy Perdue from the Herald wrote back saying that there was a retraction in today's paper, Friday. I'm betting that they got a few irate messages or calls to their error. I wrote that if the "1956 Visit Was a Mystery" then there must have been a government cover up with his 1959 visit. (I do hope that they took it as the joke it was suppose to be) Re: Grand babies A very good friend of mine has recently had a grandson born at Kadlec. He weighed 1 lb. 14 oz. and is in the Neo- Natal Care Unit. I want to say that my prayers are with her and her family and that everyone who has recently been given the gift of a healthy grandchild look at them and count their blessings. I know I have been. My thoughts are with you my friend... -Claudia Stoffel ('68WB) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Beth Young Gibson ('81) To: Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) Re: Reagan Visit I included a picture of Reagan's visit in my Images of America: Richland, Washington book. When I did the research for the photo caption, I too, came up with the date Sept 30, 1959. This was from visually viewing the microfilmed newspaper article about his visit. So that lines up with what Maren's program shows. The article also specifically mentioned the father-daughter banquet. -Beth Young Gibson ('81) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Don Sorenson (NAB) Re: Ronald Reagan To: All Bombers, I read Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) 6/11 Sandstorm entry and the date discrepancy of President Reagan's visit. Since it was the Tri-City Herald I am not surprised. TCH has not reported on Hanford activities accurately for many years. Reagan toured a number of Hanford facilities. There is one picture where he is standing on a "five fold" hand and foot counter. One story that was relayed to me in the Purex lab concerning that photo goes as follows. "I remember before he stepped on the counter the radiation monitor explained how it worked. He went on to say this was a final precaution for protecting the worker and they rarely alarmed. Well as luck with have it the final count exceeded the preset alarm point. As Reagan turned and looked as if to ask 'Well, what now!' A number of top GE officials looked dumbfounded and began to wonder how they would explain their poster boy was contaminated. The monitor told Ron to clear the readings and try again. The second effort was successful and everybody was relieved." Now I cannot remember who told me that story but I do know he was in the lab that day to inventory our equipment. This was 1984 and he was near retirement. He also mentioned what Reagan said after he cleared the "five-fold". I recall it was humorous but that is all. He also dined with members of the GENTRICS society who apparently were responsible for his visit. Oh yeah that photo of Reagan on the "five-fold" that was used on the site asking employees to follow the rules concerning dosimitery and proper checking out of "zones". Just remembered that. Re: Question for Betty Hiser Gulley ('49) What did you do at B reactor? -Don Sorenson (NAB) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/13/04 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 8 Bombers sent stuff: Betty Hiser ('49), Gloria Falls ('58) George Swan ('59), Mary Judd ('60) Dennis Hammer ('64), Betti Avant ('69) Mike Davis ('74), Debbie Nelson ('77) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Betty Hiser Gulley ('49) To: the Mitchell Family: Congratulations to Cameron. To: Don Sorenson (NAB) I spent 1/4 of my working career in B Area. I never worked inside the 105-B Reactor. I was a secretary each time I worked in B Area (one time in Engineering, three times in the Power group). I was in B Area when they celebrated the 25 years after startup and all of the secretaries in B Area had to work in the 105-B Building handing out food, etc. We had very distinguished guests (I met Leslie Groves, Col. Mathis, etc.) and a few of the men who were at the startup of B Reactor (my father was one of these men but he had to work in KE that day). They had just torn down the old Hanford House and the Rivershore (Shilo Inn) was in the process of being built. They brought out the guests in the government buses (which did not have bathrooms). When the women got off the buses they asked us where the bathrooms were. 105-B, D, DR, F, and H Reactors were not designed for women so some of the secretaries had to escort the women to the bathroom in the Ad Building (1704-B). When they came back one of the women told me that their room at the Rivershore had no bathroom and they did not tell them that the reactor had no bathrooms for women. Since 105-B had already been shut down they had to do some minor maintenance work on the building. We had telephones installed, etc. One gentleman from AEC in Washington DC asked me where he could use a phone. I escorted him to the control room. He got on the phone and called Wash DC and the first thing he said was, "I thought you people told me that it never rained here." Of course, old mother nature doesn't always do what we want and it had rained for 3 days prior, during, and after the celebration. I worked in 105-DR, 105-N (twice), 100-H Area, 100-F Area, 1101-N and 1104-N Buildings, 700 Area, 200-E Area, and 300 Area. Each job as a secretary except when I worked in the 1101-N and 1104-N Buildings I worked as a Word Processing Technician. 39-1/2 years. Had to retire early to take care of my parents. -Betty Hiser Gulley ('49) - from south/government Richland - where it is supposed get up to the mid-70s today. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Gloria Falls Evans ('58) Congratulations two of my grandchildren My Richland grandson graduated into the 1st grade. We were there and those little ones are so smart. They go to Liberty Christian. Congrats Jacob Loman. My granddaughter in Spokane graduated from EWU with honors. Congrats Stephanie Loman. -Gloria Falls Evans ('58) ~ Spokane where the sun is peeking thru this morning and making a beautiful day. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: George "Pappy" Swan ('59) To: Dennis Johnson ('62WB) "To you Suh, ah yield. Mah aging, blistered fingah can no longah inflict fuhtha damage on mah deteriorating Dictionary." Respectfully, -George "Pappy" Swan ('59) ~ Burbank, WA - where the sun also shines, hopefully, to dry up the gallons of rain that have recently dumped upon my overdue gardening efforts. Pappy, Pappy, fat, dumb, and happy -- How does your garden grow? IT DON'T. Guess I better put some of those little kernel things in the ground. You watch, then it won't rain. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Mary Judd Hinz ('60) Re: Mark Kafenztis - page 2 of 2 -Mary Judd Hinz ('60) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Me thinks "page 1 of 2" went into cyber space, but you'll all get the idea from "page 2 of 2". -Maren] ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Dennis Hammer ('64) To: Don Sorenson (NAB) Re: Ronald Reagan I have read the same story about Ronald Reagan and the hand foot counter, but somewhat different. It probably has been 20 years or so ago and I don't remember where it was printed, it may have been the Hanford Newspaper. When the reading on his hand was too high, it quoted him as saying he was told that was just the radium dial on his watch. It then quoted him as saying that he was on the plane flying home when he realized that he did not have a radium dial on his watch. I have an unused bumper sticker that says "Reagan 68." He had probably been Governor of California only a short time when it was printed. I think a bumper sticker for President that early might be a little rare. I decided a few years ago that next time I find it I will write the Reagan Library and see it they would like to have it. -Dennis Hammer ('64) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Betti Avant ('69) Re: Dust Warnings Any of you traveling across Kansas this summer, be sure and have your radio on. If the winds are howling and they say to get off the interstate, especially western Kansas, do as you are told. We have had 3 fatalities on I-70 in the past couple of months because of our dry conditions. They plan on announcing it along with the current weather conditions if it becomes necessary. Please don't stop in the roadway like an elderly woman did and her husband was killed. Hit the ditch or get off at the nearest exit (if one is close). I work in the medical profession and I hate calls of the above nature. Bomber cheers to all out there, -Betti Avant ('69) ~ Goodland, KS - where we are still in a drought ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Mike Davis ('74) Re: Ronald Reagan I, too, had the opportunity to meet with the former President. He gave me a call many years ago and let me know that he would be in town. We ended up having a great visit down at Denny's. We talked about a lot of stuff but mostly coyotes and reunions! What a great guy! PS - To Danny Ham ('72): He also asked how you were doing! -Mike Davis ('74) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Debbie Nelson Burnet ('77} Re: '77 Get Together (6/27/04) Thought I'd send in another notice about the '77 get together on Sunday, June 27th. Same weekend as Cool Desert Nights. Was thinking about meeting somewhere in Howard Amon Park. Interested? Let me know. Would love to see ya. -Debbie Nelson Burnet ('77} *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/14/04 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 13 Bombers and 1 Not_A-Bomber sent stuff: Em DeVine ('51), Marilyn Peddicord ('53) Marguerite Groff ('54), Jim Hoff ('57) George Swan ('59), Missy Keeney ('59) Barbara Seslar ('60), Lola Heidlebaugh('60) Sharon Sasser ('64), Tom Albert ('69) Brad Wear ('71), Larry Davis ('80) Zorba Manolopoulos ('91), Don Sorenson (NAB) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gus Keeney ('57) BOMBER CALENDAR: Richland Bombers Calendar Click the event you want to know more about. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Marilyn "Em" DeVine Dow ('52) Re: Red Hat Society Many thanks to the people who wrote about my interest in the Red Hat Society. And a special thank you to Janet Wilgus Beaulieu ('59) who called and invited me to join "hers". So, as of last Friday, I am a member the The Columbia River Red Hatters! It's going to be a fun group, I think. I spent most of Thursday scrambling around from shop to shop trying to find a red hat (that I could afford) and purple outfit to wear to lunch on Friday. I bought a purple tank-top at Sears. For the hat, I bought a little red "boating cap" (not a baseball cap) at the Bon, purple ribbon and little red flowers at JoAnn Fabrics, a red scarf printed with purple hats at Hallmark, purple earrings at Clair's, and white casual slacks at Target! Whew! To: Betty Conner Sansom ('52) I didn't get your email until after the Ladies' of '52 Luncheon last Tuesday, so didn't get to relay your message. So sorry. Please know that you and Doug are in my prayers!! We had a wonderful time and I'm sorry you missed it. I hope you can make it next time? Re: Long-Time Friendships Luana Ivers Portch ('52) and I (and my brother, Terry) go all the way back to 4th grade in Hanford, so I guess we can join the group of "oldest of the oldies" when it comes to friendships. I hope to see many of you at the Club 40 in September. Bomber regards to each and all, -Marilyn "Em" DeVine Dow ('52) ~ in windy Richland - where I am happy to have these unseasonably cool days. We'll be wishing for this weather in July and August. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Marilyn Peddicord Whitley ('53) To: Burt Pierard ('59) and Maren Smyth ('63 & '64) After meeting with you and the board on the 6th, I went over to Mother's and talked to her about honoring her class of '34 [at Club40 in September]. WELL, she immediately jumped into action. SHE called the Fishbacks and the Weidles. The latter are planning the Old Richland Reunion which will take place on the 25th and 26th of June in Richland. Mother believes she can find a definitive list of members of her class who may still be alive. She does think Lester is the only male living, but believes there may be one or two more women alive. I don't know if you have contact with the Old Richland group. They are a vanishing font of information, however. Their Friday evening get together will be at Roy's Smorgie - If anyone wants to do any data collecting it is getting close to the last time such opportunities will be available. I'll contact you when I know more about the actual addresses and condition of the class of '34. Thanks again for all your effort. Mother seemed VERY pleased. -Marilyn Peddicord Whitley ('53) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Marguerite Groff Tompkins ('54) I just wanted to let you know that in today's Tri-City Herald there is a death notice for Ardie Parker ('54). The notice has things totally mixed up. Apparently he was in Yakima when he died on Thursday, probably in a nursing home. It states that he was born in Central City, CO, and lived in the Tri-Cities for two years. Fortunately, Einan's Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements, rather than some place in Yakima. Hopefully they will get the information correct. Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) will scan the Obit in when it shows in the paper. If there is no obit, I will check with Einan's to get the details. I really don't think that Ardie missed a single reunion. He was at the 45th. He had loaned me a baseball that he was very proud of that was signed by the l953/'54 baseball team. He also loaned gave me a shoe that had what I guess was lead soles. I could barely pick it up. We passed them around at the reunion. He was quick to claim them before the end of the night. Just one more reason to attend this reunion. It's inevitable that we will lose more and more of our friends in the coming years. I, for one, don't want to be sorry that I didn't go to the reunion and missed seeing him/her. -Marguerite Groff Tompkins ('54) ~ Richland - Our church is doing baptisms in the river today, at Chiawana Park. God has given us a beautiful, sunny day. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jim Hoff ('57) Re: Ronald Reagan Since many of us have weighed in on the passing of Ronald Reagan, I thought I would add my truly memorable and one of a kind opportunity. In the summer of 1983 I was in Washington D.C. on a five day leadership training experience with the 100 state president elects from the elementary principals association and the secondary principals association. On Monday evening of that week we were all told we were going to the White House for a formal Presidential Tea reception followed by a major address on education that Friday. So I had the opportunity of a lifetime to spend three hours in the White House with free reign of the bottom two floors. Rumor has it that White House Tea is among the best in the world and I can testify to that as being a fact. I might also add that they serve the best chocolate covered strawberries I have ever eaten. Following the reception and our touring of the White House we were all escorted into the press conference room and all was set. The President entered with all the dignity one could imagine and I might add the best looking tailored summer suit one would die for. Frankly he looked like a million dollars. Following his speech came the moment to remember. As he left I was one of four principals that had the opportunity to shake his hand and speak to him. As I shook his hand I said "Keep up the good work we need for education." and he responded "Yes and you keep up the great job you are doing". Oh how lucky I continue to feel for this once in a lifetime opportunity. Now the final highlight of that late July afternoon in the White House was being ushered to the Rose Garden and watching the arrival of the Presidential helicopter followed by the President and Nancy walking out in casual clothes as they headed to Camp David for the weekend. All of that set up and action was really something to behold, but the moment that I remember most that had the greatest impression was to follow. As the President and Nancy casually walked toward the helicopter waving to the people and making a couple of comments, they neared the stairway to walk up which was guarded by a full dress blue marine with his rifle. He snapped to attention and saluted the President and the President returned the salute. At that moment it hit me that this is the commander and chief of the most powerful nation on earth no matter if in a suit and working in the offices or casually walking to his transportation for a weekend getaway. We truly are lucky to be Americans! -Jim Hoff ('57) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: George "Pappy" Swan ('59) Re: Meeting Famous people I never got to meet Ronald Reagan, but my Dad, who was on The Hanford Patrol, did on one of the visits. However, in the early '60s, I got to meet Michael Landon at the Camp Pendleton Rodeo. That was in his drinking days. Well, in mine too. The Big Ponderosa Cast were guests of honor. I was standing next in line for the Chemical Commode when he did the little Joe Cartwright swagger (actually, I think it was a stagger) to the front of the line. He drew and twirled his trusty six-shooter at me which immediately flopped into the southern California dust. We stood glaring at each other like gunfighters at the OK Corral. Then, faster than lightening he drew his hand straight out at me and said, "Hi, I'm Little Joe and I really gotta go!" We shook hands as I said, "Howdy, I'm Corporal Swan and my house is your house." I met Dwight D. Eisenhower, well, OK, so I was just in close proximity at the dedication of McNary Dam. I think that was in about '58 or so and he spoke on an elevated stand at about two hundred yards from me. Our paths crossed again in Okinawa about '60 when I was on a Marine Honor Guard for President Ike's visit. I saw him go whizzing by in an open convertible amid snake dancing communist demonstrators. In both cases, I was content to know it was one of my greatest historical heroes by the shining pink bald head gleaming in the distance. And, I met Mac Davis in an airport and missed my claim to fame. Waiting for my daughter and first wife in the Portland Airport, I noticed the first person, who was all alone for a bit through the de-boarding ramp was a short, curly-haired, smiley-faced guy dressed in western shirt and blue jeans with the jean jacket thrown over his shoulder. As he approached, he nodded and said, "Hi there." I acknowledged and quickly thought, OK its the curly-haired dude from Mod Squad. By then, the rest of his band and first class seating was streaming past. Eventually, my daughter ran up and said, "Dad, I got Mac Davis' autograph!" I turned and watching him disappear in the distance thought, "Who the hell is Mac Davis?" A couple of days later, I saw his TV show and it hit me. When He said, "Hi there." I could have responded with the hand jive that a Marine buddy from Arkansas had taught me and Mac, who was thoroughly into Effing and Iffing on his shows would have signed me on the spot and I could a been a contender in the country-western music business... Huh, oh sorry just day dreamin' a bit. -George "Pappy" Swan ('59) ~ The Burbs of Beautiful Downtown Burbank, WA - by the little puddle in the driveway where the garden is not planted yet 'cause the wife made me go shopping for a new printer for this writing stuff. But, my heart is good and I have good intentions. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Missy Keeney ('59) To: Gus Keeney ('57) Happy Birthday to my "BIG" Brother! You are now an officially OLD person, having just been an OLD person in training until now! I love your battered, brother self!! Missy To: Burt Pierard ('59) I'm sorry if I inferred you were an "Authoritative Ass" (your words)!! You are just someone who loves the history of Richland and the Richland Bombers and enthusiastically shares it! Club 40 is lucky to have you! -Missy Keeney ('59) ~ Yuma, AZ - where it is getting hotter and I am getting acclimated for when I die and go to hell! ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Lola Heidlebaugh Bowen ('60) Re: 2004 Portland/Vancouver Bomber Picnic DATE: Saturday - August 14, 2004 TIME: TBA WHERE: Battle Ground Lake State Park DIRECTIONS: TBA RSVP: Please contact Lola Heidlebaugh Bowen ('60) if you are planning to join us so we can start a head count. All Bombers, Spouses & Friends are welcome! See you August 14! -Lola Heidlebaugh Bowen ('60) ALWAYS A BOMBER! ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Barbara Seslar Brackenbush ('60) Re: R2K+4 All Bomber Reunion at Red Lion Richland June 26 Is there any information posted re the menu or who is planning to attend? I found the page saying checks are due Monday, June 26, and where to send/deliver them. Is there any more information? What time does it start? I've emailed Kathy Hoff Conrad but it comes back undeliverable. -Barbara Seslar Brackenbush ('60) ~ Richland ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Sharon Sasser Warren ('64) To: Bombers who live in the Tri-Cities Could use some feedback from any of you who have moved back to the Tri-Cities in recent years, as I'm thinking of doing the same. Most of my family is there and, although my parents are in their 80s they are still going strong and I would enjoy spending more time with them. Has returning been a good experience? Or has getting used to the heat, dust storms and winter been a big adjustment? I'm used to sunny Southern Calif. sunshine year round--been here for 38 years. (Down here we always hear that people in the Pacific Northwest don't like people from California--how true is that? Do I get any reprieve, since I'm still a Richland girl at heart and have suddenly seen the error of my ways?) I've liked the Tri-Cities when I've returned for vacations, but worry that might be colored by my fond memories of growing up in Richland. I want to be active and involved in things, if I move home, so would really love to hear from some brave souls who have already taken the leap and reconnected. Am planning to attend our 40th!!! the end of this month, so if you are living in the Tri-Cities, please look for me and let me know whether it's possible to come home again and live happily ever after. -Sharon Sasser Warren ('64) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Tom Albert ('69) To: Class of '69 Your 35th reunion is fast approaching. Please send in your registration forms as soon as possible with the drop dead date for receiving input for the memory book being the last day of this month (June 30th). Consider sending me an electronic picture of you and/or your family (any size file, the bigger the better in most cases) and I'll make sure it is put in the memory book next to your writeup. Listed below are the classmates that we have lost communication with since our last reunion five years ago. Your reunion committee would appreciate any contact information you might have (or the extended Bomber family might have) in locating these classmates. Our reunion will be held on the 16th, 17th and 18th of July. Thanks, Tom Missing classmates since last reunion Lynn Allison, Valerie Anderson, Tom Brandenburg, Patricia (Patsy) Brown, James Cantrell, Toni Cassillas, Darlene Gibson, Jeff Godwin, Sylvia Griffin, John Harris, Sandra Hendrickson, John Horne, Charlene Hunter, Margaret Jaske, Don Klemke, Jon Mason, Tim Miller, Mona Neibaur, Don Neptune, Virginia O'Bryen, Nancy Payne, Patty Perkins, Sharon Steele, Gordon Taylor, Janet Turner, Lisa White, Danny Worley -Tom Albert ('69) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Brad Wear ('71) Re: Robins, Rabbits, and Coyotes I'm still wondering why no one suggested having the coyote eat the rabbits and robins to cure the diareah. Maybe I'm slow. -Brad Wear ('71) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Larry Davis ('80) Re: Congrats I too would like to Congratulate Cameron Mitchell ('77) and his wife Kris Loss Mitchell ('80) and their families on Camerons being appointed Benton Franklin County Judge. Cameron has worked long and hard and is well deserving of the position. Just like in Bomber basketball, Im sure his "no mercy" pressure defense and offensive court awareness will help him attain a successful outcome during his career. Re: Recent Visit I visited Richland and my kin folk, over the weekend. Mom, Kathy Hudson Williamson ('54), after 37 years of living in the same house on Snow Street is finally selling and buying a new Richland home. She's having a tough time with the change but she's wanted to move on for a while now and it's just now, finally, happening for her and Jim Williamson ('53), my stepfather. We need some Bomber help, though, with getting the older (but very nice) home on Snow, sold. It's listed for $129 K and can be viewed on the Tri-City MLS (#120544), please let your friends know about it. Re: Home Along with this visit, came various thoughts and stimulations of old memories (of course, many more brain cells where lost at the local watering holes) but one memory, in particular, was brought back; the smell of "dead skunk". I knew I was home! I had almost forgotten about the odor but was inconveniently reminded and I actually smiled a bit when passing through the obnoxious odor while driving from Richland to the Y and back. Congratulations to the families of the Bomber class of 2004! -Larry Davis ('80) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Zorba Manolopoulos ('91) Looking for contact info for basketball players for the RHS Alumni Tournament. Please go to Thanks -Zorba Manolopoulos ('91) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Don Sorenson (NAB) Re: Reagan / B-Reactor To: Betty Hiser Gulley ('49) and Dennis Hammer ('64) Thank you both for your responses. Wow 39 1/2 years thats a long time! I've been there for 27 years and enjoy each day. Betty, for the 25th anniversary, were there any handouts or flyers associated with that celebration? I've seen the video of the 25th, its great! Lots of information about the early days of operation i.e. black tar plutonium, cross sections of coyotes, etc. You mentioned the 1704-B ad building I believe that was moved next to 222-S labs and is now their ad building. Bathrooms for women in the old process buildings were non existent. The only "hot" buildings that had them were the labs. My wife's grandfather, Jess Brinkerhoff, worked in the Power Department during startup of B-Reactor, his crew was responsible for starting the boiler fires. Jess also told me about the fire at B-Reactor during construction when he was with the fire department at that time. And by the by do you remember BEMO? Dennis it was 1984 when the Reagan story was told to me. And yes now that you mention it I believe this fellow did say something about the watch. However Reagan visited other facilities that day and had no problem with other counters. The Reagan '68 sticker also sounds familiar I wonder if he did try at that time to run for President. -Don Sorenson (NAB) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/15/04 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 13 Bombers and 1 Not-A-Bomber sent stuff: Betty Hiser ('49), Betty Bell ('51) "Em" DeVine ('52), Janet Martin ('53) Lea Branum ('55), Janet Wilgus ('59) Frank Whiteside ('63), Marilyn Swan ('63) Gary Behymer ('64), Linda Reining ('64) David Rivers ('65), Dan Morgan ('83) Zorba Manolopoulos ('91), Dale Wiley (NAB) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Nadine Smith Heusser ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Cathy Mouton ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Debbie Lien Gieszler ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Eileen O'Neil Hinch ('73) BOMBER CALENDAR: Richland Bombers Calendar Click the event you want to know more about. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Betty Hiser Gulley ('49) To: Don Sorenson (NAB) Re: 25th anniversary As I said, the secretaries from B Area had to go over to 105-B and get everything ready. The people didn't start coming in until after we had set up the food, etc. I know material was passed out but we (the secretaries) did not receive any of it. BOO HOO. I know that there were pictures/films taken (I have seen them). I believe if you ever get to take a tour of 105-B they will, or have in the past, shown different pictures of the 25th anniversary. What surprised me most was the fact that there were children climbing all over 105-B - Even today they do not allow anyone under 18 to tour 105-B. They now have a bathroom in the 105-B Reactor - they took one of the old showers and converted it. I remember Jess Brinkerhoff - I worked in Power in B Area three times and in H Area once. Jess and his wife also made bird houses after he retired. How well I remember the old Power House (184-B). Always big piles of coal to burn. I worked in the 700 Area from June 51 until January 55 in Purchasing and then worked in an Engineering group in B Area. From there I worked in the Power groups, Processing, and Operations. Did not hear of BEMO. -Betty Hiser Gulley ('49) - from south/government Richland where the temperature is supposed be around the mid-70s. I could keep this weather all summer!!!!! ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Betty Bell Norton ('51) The Richland Seniors Association is sponsoring it's June Third Friday Dance on Friday June 18th from 1:00 - 4:00PM in the Richland Community Center. This is for any and all ages, not just seniors, and not just Richlanders. The Easy Swing Band with Bob Leveque, Clark Hodge, Ron Monk and Rob Ragsdale will be playing a great variety of music. So whether you want to dance the afternoon away, just sit and listen to good music or visit with old and new friends, we invite you to join us. The cost is only $4 at the door and refreshments will be served. George "Pappy" Swan ('59), Marilyn "Em" DeVine Dow ('52), Loretta Ostboe Fraser ('55), Murvell Baker Wilson ('51) and Shirley Wilson ('52) have attended and--I hope--had a good time. I'll be serving food and drinks, so please introduce your selves to me--would love to meet you! To: Sharon Sasser Warren ('64) If and when you move back to Richland, the Richland Seniors Association has many, many activities going on at the beautiful Community Center--and you would be a welcome addition to anything you wanted to try! Check us out when you get here! -Betty Bell Norton ('51) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Marilyn "Em" DeVine Dow ('52) To: Sharon Sasser Warren ('64) Yes, you CAN come home again!! For me, moving back here after 35 years in Alaska, was one of the best decisions I've been "forced" to make. (You know how God sort of nudges us this way and that way to get us to where we need to be? Well, I got nudged enough to make it back here and I am SO glad!!) Of course, nothing is perfect, but you know that. You might feel bored sometimes, or want to cuss the sand storms, but that's when you call a "buddy". Some people gripe and moan about the lack of good stores, but hey, if you absolutely can't find what you need or want, you can drive to Spokane or Portland to look. I think we have plenty of entertainment opportunities here: the Richland Players put on really good plays, we have some nice parks (although I think we are sadly lacking in the area of swimming pools!!) We have good restaurants, baseball, soft ball, a hockey team, lots of exercise places, comedy clubs, etc. One thing I really enjoyed doing was going to Legends Casino near Yakima and listening to Roy Clark and his group. (A birthday gift from my kids.) There are horse races over at the Benton County Fair Grounds, a great Pow Wow down in Pendleton, rodeos, golf... all kinds of stuff. Plus good libraries, activities at the Community Center at Howard Amon Park, etc., etc., etc. Plus, old friends! Let us know when you get here! Travel safely. Bomber regards, -"Em" Dow ('52) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Janet Martin Rasmussen ('53) Red Hat clothing, jewelry, hats and etc. may be purchased for a while at "Sagebrush Old West" store at 222 W. Kennewick Ave. at a reduced price. Kim Raabe, the owner, has a good variety of merchandise, but will not be getting more, because of conflicts with the society. -Janet Martin Rasmussen ('53) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Lea Branum Clark ('55) This is a website that most of you might be interested in. My computer guru informed me of it and I found it most interesting. It deals with Hoax information that is in your junk and spam mail. If you are like me, I get all kinds of chain letters, unconfirmed warnings and so on. -Lea Branum Clark ('55) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Janet Wilgus Beaulieu ('59) Just wanted to wish a "onedaybelated Happy Birthday" to Gus Keeney n('57), the best and most joyful basso the 'Sandmen' ever had!! And, to little sister, Missy ('59), so you are becoming "acclimated" for your arrival in HELL in the environs of Yuma, AZ... well, here in the home town we have been having such pleasant temperatures, (note that I did NOT make any reference to the wind, which has been incessant as of late!) we will soon be taking our turn of practice days for the heated hereafter, as by Thursday, it is supposed to hit the mid 90s!! My brother, Gary Wilgus ('57), came over the mountains to visit a couple of weeks ago. He was attending the bird exposition at the Kennewick Fairgrounds. He came back to the house with a "people's choice award" for some of his dead bird artistry; that's quite a coup for bird stuffers... anyway, he was supposed to bring some old photograph albums to me, and I've been after him to do this for a couple of years. Again, he did not. So his friend wrote me an email that was entitled "bird in freezer." A bit puzzling--but I read on: she said he would trade the MAGPIE in my freezer for the albums the next time we get together|| How funny, I thought, that crazy, over aged teen-age brother of mine full of flippant commentary, trying to get a rise outta the city- slicker sister, as usual. Great joke. In a few days, I went to the freezer to ponder dinner prep (a rather rare event in our household!) and I saw a package, "hmmm...doesn't look like asparagus, or frozen peppers but..." on closer look, "AAAAARRRRRGGGGHHH!!! it IS a MAGPIE!!!!" After recovering from the shock of it all, I enrobed the plastic wrapped creature in an additional funereal wrap of heavy foil and put it in an appropriate carton/casket (all this while trying not to look!) and replaced it far back in the freezer. Following, I went swiftly to the computer and wrote my brother that if he doesn't get over here soon, the magpie goes--bye-bye. Now, my daughter from Hillsborough, CA, is visiting with her darling little 1 1/2 year old, Jane Loring Andrews... we were serving ice cream, and I said "Cookies and cream, French silk, Vanilla... and don't get the magpie!!"... she thought, that's another odd name for an ice cream flavor!! Ben and Jerry's does it that way. No, a REAL magpie!!! She screamed, as she should; like mother like daughter!! Never has she ever known any one with a birds-of-full-feather, in a freezer!!! (She doesn't recall the days of taxidermy 'terror' at her grandparent's home on Cottonwood Drive!!) So much for that... To: Em DeVine Dow ('52) I'm sorry I wasn't there in person to welcome you to the Columbia River Red Hats on Friday. (I was cleaning out the freezer!!!) We shall now join forces in getting more of the Bomber 'gurls' in our group!! We shall 'wear purple' in the youth of our dotage!!! And, I hope that lasts a long, long time! Welcome! FYI, Bombers, we meet the second Friday of each month.. (1 p.m.) we've had picnics in the park, good lunches at the local spots, and some super parties at various residences. Give me a call if you would like to join us... I'm in the book. And, as long as I'm writing, I don't do this often: George Swan... who knew??... erudite, eloquent and obstreperously humorous!! Keep the pap... er... ah... fabulous script flowing!! Will we see you at the reunion, or are you one who has been so badly damaged by adolescence and high school that you cannot bear it??? Please, no... You and John Northover ('59) in your post-post-pubescence have left me in awe of your creativity!! Let's leave it at that!! You are brave and talented... both of you!! Old Bombers Rock On!!! To: Fellow 1959 graduates Please be sure to join us this September at the Club Forty Reunion!! There have been so few of us there in the past... cannot wait to see you again, Susie Erickson!! I want to go to Chelan/Wenatchee for one of your North Central Washington soirees. We just became 'caretakers' of an old T-bird, and the "Red Hen" needs to go on a road trip... maybe we could make it as far as Wenatchee... at least to Benton City!! (Speaking of BC, love the vineyards around here... this ole sandy soil can grow just about anything if it gets some water!) I've gotta run now... this must have been a day for wanting to 'yakitup' with some Bombers! Lurf and good wishes to all, -Janet (and finally with 3 little baby grand-daughters: "Granny Janny" to those who know!) Wilgus Beaulieu ('59) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Frank Whiteside ('63) Re: Steamboat river cruises Insomuch as I sent in a number of plantation photo shoots, I thought that maybe some of you might be interested in some of the New Orleans area summer steamboat river cruises. Every Friday this summer, the "American Queen," which is supposed to be the largest steamboat ever built, is offering 3-night river cruises at half price or less. This is a really luxurious boat with 4 meals a day, jazz and blues entertainment and stops for all kinds of attractions and activities along the way. They must be booked by July 30. Prices and details are available online at or you can call 888-655-9743. Ask for offer code NO61304. If you are interested in other cruises and discounts, just look online under "Steamboat River Cruises" and a ton of different ones are available. I am not promoting any particular cruise or boat and do not work for any agency. There are plenty of longer and much more expensive cruises available. If you are sick of Pacific or Gulf cruises this is a different alternative. Pssst---hey, Jimbeaux and Nancy, you ought to be able to almost get a freebie on this kind of stuff, and I think a lot of cruises offer discounts for groups (you could drag along Dean and Anita ('63), Lamont and Carolyn ('63), etc.)! The only draw back this time of year is the hot and humid weather. But if Mark Twain could handle it, I'm sure most of could handle it as well! -Frank Whiteside ('63) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Marilyn Swan Beddo ('63) To: George "Pappy" Swan ('59) I thought I knew a lot about you being your much younger sister all these years, but your entries never cease to amaze me. Meeting "Little Joe" by the outhouse, now that is a new one! To: Brad Wear ('71) Bunnies, Coyotes,............................. Pleaseeee, Brad did you have to bring this up again..... it just gives "Pappy" more ammunition! -Marilyn Swan Beddo ('63) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Gary Behymer ('64) Happy Birthday, dear Janet Bell ('64) on June 16th. Your smile hasn't changed in all these years. "Time it was, and what a time it was ..." Paul Simon -Gary Behymer ('64) ~ ...sitting somewhere, at the 3rd stoplight heading South... in downtown Colfax, WA ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Linda Reining ('64) To: Marilyn "Em" DeVine Dow ('52) Re: Red Hat Society The gals down here in Bakersfield who belong to the "Red Hats", shop for their red hats, purple dresses, and other accessories at the local thrift shops-----even Goodwill and Salvation Army stores have been known to be frequented by them for their colorful outfits. To: Sharon Sasser Warren ('64) Re: Going home again I moved back to Richland, briefly, in the late '60s (not quite two years) and loved being home, again! I have a few friends who have moved back and they all say it is/was a great move! As for people in the Pacific Northwest NOT liking those of us from CA... I don't think that applies to those of that were born and raised in "Bomberville"! Most of my relatives still live in and around Richland, as does my brother and his family, so I get a "taste of home" often, and still get that "warm and fuzzy" feeling when I see the dust, Col-Hi, the Spudnut Shop. As for the heat, I get enough of that right here in Bakersfield, BUT I still miss the snow, although I am not sure I would know how to drive in it, anymore... been in CA for over 30 years!!!!!!! See ya at our 40th (6/25, 26, and 27)! -Linda Reining ('64) ~ Bakersfield, CA - weather is climbing towards the mid 90s. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: David Rivers ('65) Re: Birthday girls 6/15/04 Oh my oh my oh my... another one... I just love it when these Bomber babes have birthdays... This month two of the girls from the Class of '65 are having birthdays. I understand they usually celebrate them together because they are close in time and the girls are close in heart. The first birthday (I will wait till the 23d to announce the second one) girl was one of those fireballs that, if going to school now would be forced to take medication... (gee... I'm sure I'd be forced to take medication... and Shelley McCoy ('63RIP) and half the kids I know)... but anyway... all thru school she was there bouncing and chatting and just being everywhere... last time I saw her was at the old DI during R2K... (hmmmmmmm was going to say what she was doing but as I recall the person who was renting the room was not very happy with us and the birthday girl and our own Jackson Keeney ('65)... were summarily ejected from the room... NO... they weren't doing "THAT") I've tried to talk these two ladies into coming to the yearly "Sorry Seven" [6/26] but they are always too "busy"... I think both have aged so well, they are not sure they will have a lot in common with us old folks... anyway, last time I saw her was during R2K and she was absolutely gorgeous... (so was her partner in crime last time I saw her here in Vegas)... so here's hoping she has a wonderful birthday and will consent to grace us with her presence one of these years... HAPPY BIRTHDAY CATHY MOUTON ('65)!!!!!!!!! -David Rivers ('65) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Dan Morgan ('83) Re: '80-'85 Drama Reunion; future all-year Drama Reunion To: Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) Hi! I like the idea for an all-year Drama Reunion in 2006 or 2007. Anything that large would need more volunteers and ideas. The 8'0-'85 drama reunion for 2005 is small enough to be (almost) manageable for one person to coordinate. An all-year in 2006 or 2007 would give more time for planning, and more time for people to find RHS drama reunion pages on the Net before any advertising cost. After ten years, I recently found a friend that I'd been searching for. She uses the Internet daily and she had not yet found her class, my class, or other RHS pages. I've since edited the Class of '83 pages again so that the keywords of Richland High School, RHS, '83, 1983, and Bombers all appear somewhere on the main page. I'll apply the same ideas for the drama reunion pages and use keywords that I hope will speed search results. If you would like to help with an all-year RHS drama reunion --- please let me know. If enough people are available to help, then it would be great to set one up. -Dan Morgan ('83) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Zorba Manolopooulos ('91) Looking for contact info for basketball players for the RHS Alumni Tournament. Please go to Thanks -Zorba Manolopooulos ('91) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Dale Wile (NAB) By the time she reads this I already will have wished her a happy anniversary in person. But, I'd like to use this "public" forum to say it again: Happy Anniversary, Joan Phillips Wile ('54) At our ages the opportunities to make wishes and to say "thanks" begin to dwindle down to a precious few. Besides, there is no rule against repeating your feelings of gratitude. Some might consider it a rare accomplishment for two old high school rivals (she, Richland '54; I, Wenatchee '53) to co-exist for so many years, but we've managed to do quite well. She's "explosive" on occasion, and I've been known to do my share of "growling", but the Bomber and the Panther have enjoyed a wonderful 47 years together. -Dale Wile (NAB) ~ Sandpoint, Idaho *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/16/04 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 9 Bombers and 1 Bomber funeral notice today: George Swan ('59), Missy Keeney ('59) Jeanie Hutchins ('62), Jim Hamilton ('63) Bill Scott ('64), Carol Cross ('64) David Rivers ('65), Patty de la Bretonne ('65) Bill Barger ('68) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marcia Miller Neff ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jan Bell ('64) BOMBER CALENDAR: Richland Bombers Calendar Click the event you want to know more about. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: George "Pappy" Swan ('59) Re: Old Bombers Chairs To: Betty Bell Norton ('51) We had a great time at the Easy Swing Band Dance. It's well worth attending for a toe tapping time and if you are a dancer it'll make you wiggle all over. Of course, I'm very prejudiced on this one 'cause Ron Monk, although two years older, is one of my friends since the grades. But he is an artist on the ivory. I wrote a few months back about him putting thumbtacks in the striker pads on my Mom's piano and turning it into a barroom rinky-tink piano when we were kids. To: Sharon Sasser Warren ('64) Y'all come back now ya heh! I moved away several times for military, college, and work. Work always brought me back. I think it was one of my destinies. They say that you can never really go home, that things change, people change and that the grass don't grow and the river don't flow like it did in our childhood days. Things indeed changed, people changed, I changed. Once in my lifetime, I reached the astounding height of 5' 9 1/2" but... I've changed. I don't believe I can stretch to 5' 9" any longer (no pun intended). I am now the incredible shrinking senior citizen. I predict that by the year 2050, I will have shrunken clear out of sight. But, currently, I am still bigger than in my childhood days so of course the grass and the river look smaller. The summers are hot here, but every year my wife, Jeanne, and I watch the news of fires, slides, avalanches, earthquakes, floods, and severe winters happening elsewhere and say to ourselves, "It ain't so bad right here with our mild winters." To: Janet Wilgus Beaulieu ('59) ... erudite, eloquent and obs...obstre...obstreperously humid... no, Oh, obstreperously humorous -- Geez, Janet, now I am blushing like that kid George Swan back in school. Dennis Johnson ('62WEB)... These are BIG WORDS... HELP! Yes, Janet, sometimes I puzzle myself. What happened to that quiet, bashful, kid of yesteryear? That same kid, who if a girl even looked at him let alone spoke to him, crammed his fist into his mouth to choke back a scream, whirled in an about face, and ran full tilt, straight into the wall? It could have been the shattered dreams of a Fonzie wannabe after Fonzie turned into Henry Winkler. It could have been the inhaling of the powder or soaking of my bare hands in MS-222 solution (Tricainmethane Sultanate) (Who cares if its spelled right, Dude), an anesthetic for putting fish to sleep (like ether for people), for too many years as a fish biologist. Or, maybe just the final impact of Post-Post... Pubescence Syndrome. I don't know, but I started to see the lighter side of some things and myself. And, I laughed and it felt so good that it got easier like taking a really good, inexpensive medicine. Yes, yes I will be at the reunion. I hear it is masquerade, so I shall disguise my self as an aging former super hero complete with creaky knee, thinning gray hair, Santa Clause-type belly, and simulate being hard of hearing. And, perhaps I haven't changed all that much, my date for the Prom, I mean the Re-get-together will be my much younger than me... sister, Marilyn Swan Beddo ('63). To: John Northover ('59) John, I think Janet called us "Tardy Floral Skivy Shorts." Oh. Wait. Yah, I thought I was wrong but I was mistaken. I think she called us "Late Bloomers." And, maybe I was, 'cause I finally, finally got the leather jacket. Of course, it was a flight jacket opposed to a Fonzie-type motorcycle jacket but it'll do. To: Marilyn Swan Beddo ('63) You ain't heard nothing yet "much younger than me Sis" and some, you never will. -George "Pappy" Swan ('59) ~ By the little puddle in the driveway whut dried up until I watered the corn, punkins, squarsh, and bird-house gourds that I planted today. But, I already have a punkin plant bloomin'... Thank you Lord for volunteers from last year's seeds that I did not clean up. Makes me look like I know whut ahm uh doin' ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Missy Keeney ('59) Re: Birthday Wishes Thanks to everyone for the good wishes to my brother, Gus ('57), on his birthday yesterday [6/14] and his recovery from his auto accident. He is getting better every day because he is getting harder and harder to control!! Just like when we were kids! I also managed to embarrass him in front of his friends last night with my "solo" rendition of "Black Roses and Black Balloons." It is definitely not the same as with the other three Radiations but, Hey, I have the Lead!! It's not often that they give the Bass the Lead! To: Nadine Smith Heusser ('60) Happy Birthday, Deenie!! What a dear friend you have been. We don't see each other for years and years, but when we get together, it's like the old days except that you are a deeper and more amazing woman and you were a deep and amazing teenager!! -Missy Keeney ('59) ~ Yuma, AZ - Please quit telling me that it is cool and in the 70s in Richland!! Waaah!! ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jeanie Hutchins Simon ('62) HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my very special friend of over 50 years, Marcia Miller Neff ('62)! Marcia represents the definition of a True and Loyal Friend! Since childhood, she and her family have been there for me and my family through all the "ups and downs" of life. Her friendship has truly been a blessing, along with much joy! -Jeanie Hutchins Simon ('62) ~ Bellingham, WA ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jim Hamilton ('63) She turned 16 on the 16th, that means today is her birthday. Happy Birthday Jan, You will always be the Belle of the Ball. jimbeaux p.s. And Yes, the always lovely and forever young Miss Nancy, approved this message -Jim Hamilton ('63) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Bill Scott ('64) To: Sharon Sasser Warren ('64) Re: your request for insight on moving back to Richland Dear Sharon, My wife, Cherrie Tempero ('64) and I moved back to Richland from Central California in 1990, and spent most of the next decade there. No one had more affection for Richland than I did while growing up. But I must admit after living in California for most of the last 35 years, Richland no longer held the attraction for me it once did. I don't like the broiling summers, too long cold season, ice, slush, desert, lack of trees on the hills, and dust. But mostly, I find the Tri-Cities to be a cultural wasteland. I don't mean to sound snobbish, but where we live in California we have a wealth of professional musicians and entertainers of all sorts available. To be sure, the Tri-Cities, especially Richland, has always had a vigorous, and very good, amateur entertainment scene, but I found I sorely missed the professional musicians so available down here. In my experience, the Tri-Cities just doesn't draw them. I still love Richland, but I wouldn't want to live there again. I'd sorely miss the ocean, the beach, and the very long warm season we have down here. Of course, it's ridiculously expensive to live here... So, Sharon, would you like Richland? It all depends on what you've been used to elsewhere. -Bill Scott ('64) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Carol Cross Llewellyn ('64) Re: Reunions I never understand why Alumni Sandstorm writers want to call a halt to interesting memories such as reunions. Until R2K I had only attended one reunion because the Class of '64 always had them in August which is just plain too hot for me; I have lived in Western WA over 30 years. The one I did attend was great fun (except someone came rushing over to me before I even got registered and said "Oh, I thought you were dead!"). And to be honest over the years I have gained a lot of weight and hated the thought of people from 'home' seeing me in such untennis shape, but I had such a wonderful, fun time at R2K that I hope not to miss another reunion. And look at me now, I will be helping with registration with my best friend V Cathryn Chappelle Hodgin both Friday and Saturday nites!! -Carol Cross Llewellyn ('64) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: David Rivers ('65) Re: Keep Selling Wheat, Behymer Sure... thinks kuz he has the market on the winter wheat and the BomberMania books he can run the whole show... Well, ya went and spoilt my surprise, Gary! ('64)!!!!!!... I was just sitting down to write about the girl with the most energy (or at least a tie with Mouton ('65)) in all of Chief Jo and Col-Hi put together and Gary has to go and jump the gun and wish this vivacious '64 girl Happy Birthday a day early... Well hey... why not wish PJ ('64) a Happy Birthday... hers is on January 4th, Gary... get a big jump on everybody... Linda Reining's ('64) is on January 9th... why didn'tcha wish her a Happy Birthday... huh Gary? Playing favorites are we? Huh? HUH?... I just don't know why I try sometimes... type my little fingers to the bone and what do I get... somebody has to always one up ya... Well, Jan Bell ('64) some of us want to wait till your birthday to wish you HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David Rivers ('65) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Patty de la Bretonne ('65) Happy birthday to Kathy Mouton ('65) wherever you are! --recalling weird and wonderful Jr. Hi days-- -Patty de la Bretonne ('65) ~ Seattle ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Bill Barger ('68) Re: Red Hat Society For anyone interested in the Red Hat Society the Richland library has a new book titled, "The Red Hat Society: Fun and Friendship After Fifty", by Sue Ellen Cooper. The Call # is 305.244 COOPER and is in the new book section. -Bill Barger ('68) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* ******************************************************* Funeral Notice scanned from the TCHerald by Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) >>Floyde "Ardie" Parker ('54) ~ 1/4/35 - 6/10/04 *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/17/04 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 9 Bombers sent stuff: Marguerite Groff ('54), Pam Swain ('61) Carol Crose ('62), Helen Cross ('62) Anita Cleaver ('63), Gary Behymer ('64) Shirley Collings ('66), Gil Blankenship ('81) Gary Schauer ('84) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mike Sams ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Yesterday: Sharon Lovinger ('62) BOMBER CALENDAR: Richland Bombers Calendar Click the event you want to know more about. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Marguerite Groff Tompkins ('54) To: '54 grads.. Recently I told you of a rumor that Joe Valdez was deceased. I got a response from his nephew, Tony Valdez ('84), with the message that "We lost Uncle Joe to cancer in May." He included an email for George, one of Joe's brothers. I sent him a note asking if he could scan and send me a copy of the obituary to be scanned onto the Bomber site. Hopefully this is the end to sad news for our class for a long time. From here on it's upward and onward toward September 10 thru 12 - and our Big 5-0. -Marguerite Groff Tompkins ('54) ~ Richland - where today will be hotter than yesterday and tomorrow hotter than today. Yeh!! ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Pam Swain Johnson ('61) Re: Moving Home Some of my parents' friends from G.E. left Richland with the company and them returned to Richland when they retired. My mother, now 84, was aghast that anyone would want to go back to Richland. She, of course, remembers a very different place. When I went for a visit after a 40 some year hiatus, I barely recognized the place. But here's the real question. After 35 years in Alaska how is it even possible to leave? You know they do things different "outside" [of Alaska]. Maybe you can ease in gradually by spending winters "outside". You are defying the very definition of "Sourdough" -- sour on Alaska but no dough to leave. All your Alaskan friends will just nod and say "Well, you'll be back." -Pam Swain Johnson ('61) ~ Fairbanks 35 years ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Carol Crose Ells ('62) HAPPY BIRTHDAY, 6/16, Sharon Lovinger ('62). What a fun, loving, lots of energy, and a great friend you have always been to me. Hope that your day was lots of fun. -Carol Crose Ells ('62) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) Re: Indiana Bomber Lunch 6/19 I just want to remind everyone of our first ever Indiana Bomber luncheon DATE: Saturday, June l9 TIME: 11:30 a.m. WHERE: Olive Garden LOCATION: Castleton Mall ADDRESS: 6130 E. 82nd St. DIRECTIONS: Go west on E. 82nd ST. off I-465 North 82nd St. exit, Max [Case ('57)] says I will have my cell phone on [Max's phone number deleted for his privacy. -Maren] so Max can help anyone find it. Max will be wearing his Purdue hat. If I can find one of my son's I'll wear one too, as I don't think I have a Bombers hat around, and my Richland Furniture store shirt is really looking quite snug these days. (It could be over 50 years old too.) Looking forward to greeting Bombers from our past. -Helen Cross Kirk ('62) ~ West Harrison, IN - where it has finally stopped raining long enough so I can get a little of the flat of our lawn mowed, as it is looking like a cow pasture. I'm sure the farmers are now hoping for sunshine as we've had a lot of rain the past few days. P.S. I was so glad to see my cousin, Carol Cross Llewellyn ('64) speaking up for the value of reunions. I hope I never have to miss one, as I think they are a lot of fun. Hope your 40th is great, cuz. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Anita Cleaver Heiling ('63) Re: Frank Osgard ('63WB) Well, Dean and I had a few Bombers over for dinner and who should show up unannounced but Frank. Unfortunately Frank brought all his brothers with him. They ate all the food, drank all the wine and when we tried to get them to leave, we found out that dear old Frank had taken his motor home and vanished. We're still looking for him. I've attached photos of before and after shots of our dinner. -Anita Cleaver Heiling ('63) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Gary Behymer ('64) Re: Miss Tri-Cities Scholarship Fund How many Bombers on the list? Check out 1964 (;-) -Gary Behymer ('64) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From:Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) Re: New zip codes A note from the post office states that we will have a new zip code of 99354 instead of 99352 beginning July 1st. I believe that the change was made to include homes east of GWWay (toward Columbia River) ~ JUST GUESSING. First we're given a certificate recognizing that our home has been listed in the "Gold Coast Historic District" in Richland, Washington and has been listed on the Washington Heritage Register of Historic Places. Then I guess that entitles us to a brand new zip code, also! If you have one, you just gotta have the other don't ya think? -Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) ~ Richland (East of GWWay ~ Toward Columbia River) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Gil Blankenship ('81) Re: BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marcia Miller Neff ('62) Marcia, If you're on the list - Happy birthday, cousin! -Gil Blankenship ('81) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Gary Schauer ('84) Re: Last call - RHS '84 20-year reunion To: RHS 1984 classmates Well, we're only 3 1/2 weeks away from the class of 1984 reunion on July 9, 10. The deadline for receiving the $20 discount is rapidly approaching (June 23rd), so get your check, registration form, and memory book submittals in so we can finalize numbers. If you lost or did not receive a registration form, you can find one on the '84 reunion website at: To: All Bomber Alum We are down to just over 100 missing classmates and would like to find a few more to get down to double digits. If only 25% of the Sandstorm readers supplied information on just one person on this list, we'd make great progress. So here's the remaining 1984 missing classmates - your help is appreciated: [these are in last name first order -- comma separates last name from first... and a SPACE separates one person from another. -Maren] Abrams,John Allen,Tod Andersen,Jeff Ausmus,Glenn Averbeck,Scott Bampton,Dain Benson,Kim Biddlecome,Lew Black,Paul Bogner, Bob Bray,Eric Brown,Allen Bryer,Jeff Burney,James Campbell,David Carter,Scott Carter,Ron Christensen, Richard Clement,Pat Copeland,Raif Cunningham,Pat Darcy,Kathleen Davis,Kelly Dean,Robin Deaton,Sterling Dellarocco,James Dens,Mark Dohrer,Christine Duncan,Polly Fisher,Angie Freeman,Lisa Gaugush,Jennifer Gonzales,Raquel Gould,Brenda Gunter,Staci Guzek,Bethany Harris,Kimberly Hasszu,Cynthia Hermont,Mariane Hoffman,Patty Hogan,Michael Hopperstad,Rod Howry,Kari Jenson,Gary Jerome,Tracy Jimerson,Kim Jones,Peter Kidder,Paula Koerner,Felecia Kohl,Becky Koski,Kaarina Kraft,Brian KumarNaveen,Garg Lafevers,Corinna Lawrence,Steve Lee,Chris Lewis,Colleen Lewis,Denny Lewis,Jenny Long,Cathy Lucke,Shannon MacIsaac,Lori Matejovic,Roberta McVay,Mary McVicker,Stacey Melton,Wayne Messenger,Troy Milicia,Lynn Moore,Cam Morey,Kelly Morse,Marty Morton,Doug Mouser,Don Muller,Kim Naugle,Daniel Nelson,Robert Nguyen,Clark Norris,Christy Penman,Debbie Peterson,Cheryl Pope,Holly Potter,Debra Ramos,Richard Reynolds,Lisa Roberts,Jill Robinson,Marty Robinson,Robbie Roderberger,Dave Sansom,Kim Scalise,Sally Schamp,Shari Schreiber,Dawna See,Sheila Shanley,Kay Sherer,Tim Smatlak,Betty Smith-Logan,Aaron Sommerville,Kent St.Clair,John St.Feline,Pewter Staley,Karen Stromblad,Peter Stull,Sissy Sullivan, Lynnette Titus,Maryellen VonErem,Brian Wallace,David Westbrook,Darreldlene Wick,Larry Wilkens,Chauncey Woo,Carol -Gary Schauer ('84) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/18/04 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Marguerite Groff ('54), Jim House ('63), David Rivers ('65) Kerry A. Steichen ('74), Cecily Riccobuono ('77) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* TODAY: Girls of '54 Lunch BOMBER CALENDAR: Richland Bombers Calendar Click the event you want to know more about. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Marguerite Groff Tompkins ('54) To: Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) My zip code is changing same as yours, 99354, beginning July 1st. There is actually 2 years for a phase-in period so our mail will still be delivered. Question?? Have the original houses such as A, B, E, F, G (and others) that were built in the early 40's ever been designated in some historical way? Just curious, if not, why not? Oh, well, in the scheme of things, not really important. -Marguerite Groff Tompkins ('54) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jim House ('63) To: Anita Cleaver Heiling ('63) I enjoyed the pictures of Frank Osgard's ('63WB) friends (shots 1 and 2) in yesterday's Alumni Sandstorm. I don't recognize anyone in shots 3 and 4. Are those Frank's brothers? There was a rumor his parents were first cousins. I think we may now have the evidence to close that cold case. Perhaps Frank will bring his sisters next time. I heard they were home schooled because they weren't allowed in the Richland District. -Jim House ('63) ~ Donttellfrankwhereilive, WA (sunny and beautiful, just like Mead) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: David Rivers ('65) Re: A birthday on the 21st! (sorry gotta send this early...will be at the LA Roadster show) Hey there Hi there ho there! Another lovely Bomber babe is having a birthday. For this one I get to share one of my deepest darkest secrets!!! Oh the agony of it all. This girl lived up the street from me and forever went with one of my closest friends. She actually went with two of them but since the one with the long white beard still carries a grudge about it all I'm not really allowed to talk about it so I'm not saying any more... I won't even give their initials... no... don't try and drag it out of me... my lips are sealed! So... anyway, when I was in school I wore glasses... that is I was blind as a bat and was SUPPOSED to wear glasses but I only wore them to drive... Damned things actually kept me out of Annapolis... but that's another story... So I wore glasses but wouldn't wear them. I'm sure NO ONE else did that... (I've since had them babies lasered)... I got extremely good at being able to recognize people by their size, shape and walk and was seldom wrong... Well, this particular day... the Birthday girl was riding with her Mom in their car... as she passed by me on Stevens near the Richland Lutheran Church she waved... as she was in the car... I couldn't see her overall features and just kind of stared at her... she turned away with one of those "Well poop on you... Mr. Stuck up" looks... oh my... then I recognized her... but it was too late... I knew I had made an enemy for life... There... I did it... I confessed!!!!!!! So HAPPY BIRTHDAY DIANE MURPHY ('65)... Hope you and Mouton ('65) had a blast celebrating the other day! -David Rivers ('65) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Kerry A. Steichen ('74) Hello Class of 74 We'll see 140 of you next week. (June 25 & 26) There is still room for a few on the Friday evening dinner cruise and Rob says there is space for some golfers as well for the Saturday tournament. Contact Rob Piippo at (509) 373-3285 for golf tournament information. Thank you for sending in your Memory Book information. Maggie Gilstrap O'Hara has the book in printing and it is looking good. Alumni are traveling from across the country. One is coming in from Africa and another from Australia. Hopefully you locals will come out on Friday or Saturday and join your classmates on the cruise or dinner show. We will have a registration/information table set up off the lobby of the Marriott to pick up your Memory Book and name badges or for late registration on Friday evening and Saturday. Call Howard Rickard at (509) 372-2475 for information on events. -Kerry A. Steichen ('74) ~ Kent, WA ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Cecily Riccobuono McClanahan ('77) Re: Cameron Mitchell ('77) Congrats to you Cameron. It couldn't happen to a nicer guy, but then those of us who have been lucky to know you, have always known you would be successful in everything you do. I'm sure this is just a very small step in things to come. When the President appoints you to the US Supreme Court, I'll be able to say I knew him when.......... Again, congratulations. -Cecily Riccobuono McClanahan ('77) ~ beautiful Portland, OR where it's expected to reach 91 today. *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/19/04 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ A few Bombers sent stuff, but I'll put those in tomorrow's Sandstorm... ******************************************************* ******************************************************* TODAY: FIRST Indianapolis, Indiana Bomber Lunch BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: David Anguiano ('97) BOMBER CALENDAR: Richland Bombers Calendar Click the event you want to know more about. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* To: All those who sent me an email this morning The answer is: Computer problems... It started acting up last night... I contacted my trusty BEST WONderful Computer Tech (Del -- who lives in North Dakota) -- and spent HOURS on the phone with him... He helped me get my computer all fixed up and then told me to do a ScanDisc and a defrag... I started the defrag and it took this long for that to finish... Del is moving back to Washington state (Tacoma) in August, so if any of you people in that area need a GREAT computer tech, I'll put you in touch with him... AND (as you can tell from my previous paragraph) he does "phone tech support" for me... If YOU need tech support, ask me for his number... Bomber cheers, Maren *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/20/04 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers and 1 Bomber funeral notice today: David Tampien ('58), John Adkins ('62) Jim Hamilton ('63), Leoma Coles ('63) Betti Avant ('69), Debra Harding ('77) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dorothy Keys Harding ('52) BOMBER CALENDAR: Richland Bombers Calendar Click the event you want to know more about. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: David Tampien ('58) To The Sandstorm Alumni, Richland, WA I'm not sure how many alumni would remember my mother, Beth Tampien. She was perhaps best known as Ann Tampien's mother or "The Farmer's Wife". She wrote a weekly article for the Tri City Herald recounting our family's experiences and adventures growing up on our farm by the Yakima River between Twin Bridges and the Horn Rapids Dam. She died Thursday, June 17th at the age of 95. We will have a memorial service for her at her home church in Bellevue, WA on Tuesday, June 29th. -David Tampien ('58) ~ Moses Lake, WA June 19, 2004 ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: John Adkins ('62) Re: Class of'64 Reunion For those members of the class of '64 who will be attending the reunion next week end, please bring your cameras, take pictures, and share them "back" to your class. I will be gathering those shared pictures and creating a "Class of '64 photo CD album" soon after the Reunion winds up. If you have a digital camera, great. I can use the "JPEG's" straight into my process. If you are taking pictures using a filmed camera, it would be ideal if you could also have your film developed with the optional CD. The more pictures that are made available to this project, the more successful and enjoyable it will be. See you all next week end. -John Adkins ('62) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jim Hamilton ('63) I guess this is a good time to come out of the closet, I mean it's not like I'm probably the only guy with this particular compulsion. It also might not be only a "guy thing", I'd like to think there are also women who also share my irresistible impulse. Whenever I go into our Bartell Drugs up here on Juanita Drive, I almost always take a quick right onto aisle three. It's there amongst the shaving supplies, that I can always find a bottle of that magic green elixir, Mennen Skin Bracer. I don't even always check to see if anyone is watching before I screw off the lid and take a big old sniff. Other than Roi-Tan Bankers, Mennen Skin Bracer is the one smell, that always reminds me of my Pop. Nothing else smells like it, and nothing ever will. Happy Fathers Day to all you Dads, here's to making memories and spoiling grandkids. jimbeaux p.s. Ooops, I forgot about the smells of Bourbon, Castrol 30 weight, and Pautzke's Salmon Eggs -Jim Hamilton ('63) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Leoma Coles ('63) Just a special wish to all the Fathers out there. HAPPY FATHER'S DAY!!! Since my dad is gone and I am divorced it's just another day for me, but I hope all you dads have a very enjoyable day with your families. -Leoma Coles ('63) ~ Salem, OR - where the sun has been shining down on us in the 80s ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Betti Avant ('69) Re: Wheat Harvest Well, the wheat harvest is in full swing throughout the state. Some parts, like us in western Kansas, probably won't have a very good or no crop at all. Even though it has been dry parts of the crop were damaged by high winds, frost, and just generally mother nature wrecking havoc. The farmers say they may salvage their fall crops of milo and sorghum, however. In a month I will get to relax in Richland, attending my reunion. I always look forward to them. The only thing about the classes, especially with the baby boomer age, is that they were so large and there was no way you could know everyone. The high school class here in Goodland was a rousing 75. Bomber cheers to you dads out there. -Betti Avant ('69) ~ Goodland, KS - where we have had lots of rain this past week ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Debra Harding O'Neal ('77) I'd like to wish my Mother, Dorothy Keys Harding ('52) a very Happy Birthday. She's turning another year younger on the 20th! Also a Happy Fathers day wish for my Dad, Norm Harding ('50), Hope you both have a great day and we look forward to seeing you soon for a belated celebration! Happy Fathers Day to all the Dads out there in Bomberville! -Debra Harding O'Neal ('77) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* Funeral Notice scanned from the TCHerald by Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) >>Mary Drake Chafin-Spohn ('52) ~ 5/7/34 - 6/12/04 *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/21/04 - SUMMER SOLSTICE (Longest Day) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 12 Bombers and 1 Not-A-Bomber sent stuff: Betty Hiser ('49), Ann Pearson ('50) Phil Belcher ('51), George Swan ('59) Patti Mathis ('60), Tim Smyth ('62) Donni Clark ('63), Freddie Schafer ('63) Jim Armstrong ('63), Jim Hamilton ('63) Leoma Coles ('63), Rob Epler ('80WB) Michelle Hyatt (NAB) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Susan Rushworth ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rob Hills ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bill Hames ('65) BOMBER LUNCHES 'n stuff (in order of appearance) 06/25-27 Classes of '64 and '74 Reunions 06/25-26 Alumni Basketball Tournament 06/26 R2K+4 ALL Bombers' Reunion/Get Together BOMBER CALENDAR: Richland Bombers Calendar Click the event you want to know more about. ************************************************* ************************************************* >>From: Betty Hiser Gulley ('49) To: Marge Groff Tompkins ('54) See the article in today's Tri-City Herald about the alphabet houses (I didn't even know they made an "M" house). Guess I will have to go to CREHST and buy one of those books about the alphabet houses. -Betty Hiser Gulley ('49) ~ in south/government Richland - where the temperature yesterday was not nice (too hot for me!!!). ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [] ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Ann Pearson Burrows ('50) Re: Co-Ordinate Club Spoke with my Mother the other day about the Co-Ordinate Club. She said "Oh yes, your father was one of the supervisors while building... he worked every weekend until it was done. We have pictures of the building and afterwards..." Well, I looked in the wooden box of "all the old pictures" and lo and behold they were there. If any one is interested I can scan them in and send them... Have three 5x7s of the building process and a couple of small ones of the dancing inside. She said it was the first time they had a place to meet that had room... as you may recall the homes were rather small for any kind of partying!! Also ran into a newspaper clipping of Dr. R. R. Sachs giving measles inoculations during the 1954 epidemic... first time I had heard of a measles breakout of that magnitude in Richland... over 1,700 home nursing visits were made at that time. Also ran into the faculty pictures from Jefferson (1947, '48, and '49) if any one would like them. The weather is great in Southern Cal... .Happy Father's day to all the Dads. -Ann Pearson Burrows ('50) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Phil Belcher ('51) To: David Tampien ('58) We were sorry to hear about your Mother's passing. She was one of my Mother's (Elda) dearest friends from the time you and your family moved to the farm. I have many memories of that time. Your Mother was a truly fine person and will be missed by many. Ref: This coming weekend. I'm going to miss the reunion this weekend. Some of my family decided to have a Hawaiian BBQ this Saturday for my birthday. For entertainment they are having a double wedding. Cheryl Stone, (my stepdaughter is marrying Mike Mmcclin and my stepson, Greg Stone ('81) is marrying Kelli Medley Pearson ('79). Prosser will rock this week end. -Phil Belcher ('51) ~ Prosser - where it has warmed up to 91 at the moment. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: George "Pappy" Swan ('59) Re: I smell a memory or the scent of a dad To: Jim Hamilton ('63) Good One Jim, My dad smelled like "Mennens in the morning" but sometimes he smelled that way in the afternoon or evening because he worked shift work his whole career. I followed his example with Mennen Skin Bracer until I evolved into an Aqua Velva Man. Other things bring back his memory too, like the smell of a duck marsh early in the misty morning; the distinct odor of freshly dug Razor Clams; the aroma rising from a metal coffee can full of recently dug, moist, black dirt, wriggling with earthworms as a child is helped to bait a hook; and the familiar feel and funky fragrance of a cool autumn morn that for some meant "football" but for me meant quietly slipping through the forest in the company of my dad, searching of my first deer. With my dad, for brief periods, I became a leather stockings, a mountain man, a pioneer, and finally, an outdoorsman. He was my mentor and my friend and I miss him. However, because of him, I still pass these things on to my kids and grandkids. And, at times, I swear he is there with us. Is that Mennen I smell? Thanks Jim for the reminder that triggered a host of wonderful memories. -George "Pappy" Swan ('59) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Patti Mathis Wheeler ('60) i bought Beth gibsons book on Richland for my father for fathers day. as he worked out in the area for almost 50 years i thought he would enjoy a look back. well, now i feel it was a mistake. oh, he enjoyed the book just fine, but the rest of the family who were there got tired after awhile of watching him go over every single page making comments of "oh yes, I remember that" and "this is great". Maybe in the future if I want my dad to participate in the family gathering, I should just buy him a tie. thanks Beth and your very nice husband who delivered it to me. Everyone should buy one. -Patti mathis wheeler. 1960 ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Tim Smyth ('62) To: Jim Hamilton ('63) BEN-GAY -Tim Smyth ('62) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Donni Clark Dunphy ('63) To: David Tampien ('58) I was only 4 and 1/2 David when I probably met and played with you. I came to live at the Clark ranch and the end of Harrington Road. The Hackneys lived on the hill above us. I'm sure you knew them. I have a vivid memory of going to your farm often. Your Mom was wonderful to me and I remember her serving us cake. We bought our eggs from you that year we lived on the farm. I loved going to your farm, I remember children playing and it was a pleasant experience. My mom told me later on that your Mom wrote a column for the Farm Paper. A couple years later when I was in the first grade, in Mrs. Shank's class at Spalding, our field trip was to your farm. That was a fun day and I still have my first grade book that we made telling of all the things we did that year and our trip to the farm [I still have mine, too, Donni!! I drew a picture of a pig for our trip to the Tampien farm. -Maren]. Your Mom was a very well loved and respected lady. To: Marguerite Groff Tompkins ('54) Are you Marilyn Groff's sister? I'm assuming you are since you went to Richland Lutheran Church. To: Anita Cleaver Heiling ('63) It sounds and looks like a good time was had by all. I wondered where the girls were to but they probably didn't want their pictures taken or were busy talking about grandchildren. Rumor is that you two are fantastic cooks! Wish I could have joined the fun! To: George "Pappy" Swan ('59) Your stories fascinate me. My daughter called from Nevada last night and she was so excited because she met Peter Brown! They went to a fund raiser for cancer at a dude ranch where there were a lot of old country western stars. I said "I know the name but can't place him." She said "Mom, he was Tom Hamilton in 'Summer Magic!'" OK, so I got my girls hooked on the old Walt Disney movies with Haley Mills when they were little. One of the thrilling moments in my life was when I met Haley Mills after seeing her in London at the London Theater. But of course I could never top meeting "Little Joe" that must have been some experience. You might have to have me tag along to the "Prom" if I can get away! Re: Father's Day And may I say since it is still Father's Day, that I appreciate all you good fathers out there in Bombersville. This has got to be a hard day for some, those who have lost their Dads, and those who never had a good father. I hope you had a good day celebrating the good memories of a great father and the fathers you have become. Jim Hamilton ('63) mentioned smells. I'll always remember the smell of bacon and coffee brewing on my Dad's day off. He would cook breakfast for us on those days. He always had the country music going in the morning, and in the summertime he would make up big gallon jars of ice tea and lemonade with slices of lemon in the jars. -Donni Clark Dunphy ('63) ~ La Mirada, CA - where here the June gloom is beginning to lift and the days are getting warmer. The nights are still cool and nice! ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Freddie Schafer ('63) To: Jim Hamilton ('63) Thanks for the memory, Jimbeaux. For me it is Old Spice and golf shoes. -Freddie Schafer ('63) ~ Hope you all had a great Father's day I did in sunny Vancouver USA ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jim Armstrong ('63) To: Jim Hamilton ('63) Also Hoppe's #9!! Regards -Jim "Pitts" Armstrong ('63) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jim Hamilton ('63) Ahh, ya doesn't has to call him Colinas! You can call him Rob, or you can call Bob, or you can call him Robbie, or you can call him Sonny, or you can call him RobBob... but ya doesn't hafta call him Robert William Alexander Lafayette Hills. Happy Birthday Robbie, and don't forget mine again this year. Of course a perfect record is always something to be proud of. jimbeaux -Jim Hamilton ('63) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Leoma Coles ('63) To: David Tampien ('58) I will always remember your Mom and the great times we had living out on Harrington Road. As I recall, we had some wonderful times at Halloween at your place with the hay rides and apple cider. Your Mom must have had a long and wonderful life and I'm sure you will all miss her greatly! My blessings are with you... take care, -Leoma Coles ('63) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Rob Epler ('80WB) Being Father's Day and all, I've taken the time to reflect on some good ol' Richland memories of my father, Dick ('42). We lived at 93 Waldron right off of GWWay; the neighborhood was full of kids. What a different world Richland was in the '60s. My wife and I have 4 kids and people look at us like were a couple of freaks, but in those days, most of the parents were having big families. It was completely normal. Waldron was a normal neighborhood full of in-tact families, common values, and parents who never had to worry about their kids ending up on a milk carton. One thing that most of the neighborhood kids had in common was a love of sports, and basketball in particular. Lew Alcindor was my favorite player and the '72 Bombers were my favorite team. Now, my Dad was the one Dad in the neighborhood who always took time to play sports with all the kids. He was always out there passing the football to all the boys and making them feel like the best receivers in town. We had many, many classic basketball games in our driveway with my Dad playing, coaching, and encouraging every kid. I was really proud that the Dad all my friends looked up to was my Dad! He's now a very young 70 years old and when he and my Mom, Madelyn Hinson ('52), come to visit, he's always out playing football and basketball with my children. I'm now proud that he's my kids' Papa. -Rob Epler ('80WB) ~ Branson, MO - where every day the sun shines, the clouds rain, the lightning strikes, the wind blows, it's hot AND it's cold... whew!!! Lots of drastic weather changes. I gotta say... I love it!!) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Michelle Hyatt (NAB) Re: email address for........ Hello, I am looking for an e-mail address for Cheryl Aunspaugh, now Evosevich. She was in the class of 1986. Any information you could give me would be very helpful. Thank you, -Michelle Hyatt (NAB) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/22/04 (REALLY) Yesterday's Sandstorm SAID it was 6/22. OOPS! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers sent stuff: Anna May Wann ('49), Dick Pierard ('52) Marguerite Groff ('54), George Swan ('59) David Rivers ('65), Guy Lobdell ('66) Vicki Owens ('72) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Ann Thompson, aka Anna May Wann ('49) Re: Our third North Puget Sound (Kirkland/Bellevue) luncheon WHEN: Sunday, June 27th WHERE: Crab Cracker in Kirkland TIME: 11:30am DIRECTIONS: Take exit 18 off of 405 (either direction) Take the off-ramp to Kirkland Head west. Go through two stop lights (you are on NE 85th) Less than 1/4 of a mile on your right is the Crab Cracker. Plenty of parking. We can either have a whole room to ourselves or if we wish we can take a corner of the restaurant upstairs on the main floor. He says they usually are not busy on Sunday, so no reservations are needed. Hope to see a big crowd. Since most of the people I talked to are not going over to Richland for R2K+4 (too hot) as we sit here And bake in our 90 weather. I leave in the morning for Reno and will be back Thursday evening late. Just got back from a week in Southern Oregon (Grants Pass) for a convention. It was hot there also!! Oh well... Swimming pool here I come!!! -Ann Thompson, aka Anna May Wann ('49) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Dick Pierard ('52) Reading the question about why the letter houses are not better recognized got me thinking. A couple years ago Burt ('59) and I spent a fascinating afternoon with the CREHST museum's book on the letter houses driving around town identifying them. If you haven't done that, you ought to. It will be an interesting exercise in nostalgia. Anyway, Charlene and I were in Cape May, New Jersey last week and we learned that the whole town, because it has such a large number of well- preserved and restored Victorian houses, succeeded in getting itself recognized as a national historical landmark. Perhaps people in Richland should attempt something similar to that since we have all these unique letter houses. Anyway--just an idea. -Dick Pierard ('52) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Marguerite Groff Tompkins ('54) To: Donni Clark Dunphy ('63) Yes, Marilyn Groff Tayor ('63) is my little sister. There is 8 years difference in our ages, with Phil Groff ('58) and Bill Groff ('61RIP) between us. She and husband Dale have been living in Colorado for the last several years and spending winters in Mexico. They just recently sold their Colorado home and will be moving to Yakima sometime this summer. She is planning on being here for Club 40. I can hardly wait for her to be close again (except of course, for their winters in Mexico). -Marguerite Groff Tompkins ('54) ~ Richland where it is HOT!! ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: George "Pappy" Swan ('59) Got a couple of enjoyable emails from a NAB [Not A Bomber] but a Bomber Dad. With his permission, they follow: Pappy My name is Walt "Whimpy" Jones and at one time was a Tunis Street neighbor, fisherman and a fellow Patrolman with your father. I raised a couple of Bombers and log on to Maren's blab sheet on a daily basis and read a lot of the input, including some of yours. While your dad and I worked different shifts we were friends and did have some common interests, one of which was fishing. Unknown to each other we both seeded the Wright/ Symons neighborhood with night crawlers where they thrived and multiplied with great gusto, much to our delight. This success was not viewed as a kindly act by the remainder of the neighborhood as the worms kind of ruin a nice lawn. If one of my neighbors would complain to me, it was no problem, as I could easily identify the destructive worms as having been planted by your father and not by myself. Many of the crawlers later lured Steelhead from the shores of the Columbia near Ringold. Just thought I'd jog your worm memory. Walt ******************************* Walt, or should I say Whimpy? Good to hear from you. I remember my dad and mom speaking of Whimpy Jones. Which house did you live in from Clarence Thaves, the Hanford bus driver with three daughters, Bonnie ('56), Marlene ('57) and Carolyn ('58)? When did you live there and when did your Bombers graduate? I like the story of blaming the lumpy lawns on dad. I was a culprit also. I spent several nights with him going to Prosser and picking up night crawlers in the city park there to bring back to our yard. And, I shared in the rewards. Many a steelhead, trout, bass, and other panfish fell victim to their "Night Crawler Nemeses," Swanee, his wife, and kids. My sister is pretty good with rod and reel also. She and her oldest daughter just flaunted email pictures at me of 18" Cutthroat Trout they caught in the mountains of Utah. I think you should send the story into Sandstorm or if you don't want to and don't mind, I'll do it. I love a good story with a good laugh. Pappy *********************** Pappy, We were next door to Thaves in the Symons direction. Number one son Don graduated in 1965 with daughter Janet slated for 1967 but she moved to Fairbanks, AK when in the 11th grade. Son Richard (Rick) followed Janet by 11 years and graduated from North Pole, Alaska. (Elmendorf Hi) I lived on Whidbey Island a few years back and often saw Marlene Thaves, then married to a local basketball coach. The Thaves girls often baby sat for us and were three cute girls. I saw an earlier letter of yours implying an interest in the old Cavalry! My brother and I did a lot or researching on a foster uncle's career. His first tour of duty was as 1st Sgt. under Major Carleton, 1st Cavalry Dragoons and ranged the SW USA. His second tour was as Capt. of B Company of the California Volunteers and he was breveted to Lt. Col. for action with Kit Carson at one of the Adobe Walls battles. Thought you might be interested in that as he had a very colorful career. His insurance policy was the primary spark that lit the Lincoln County War involving much of my own father's foster family. Go ahead, stick some more worms in the Sandstorm - even if I am personally a Pasco Bulldog! Whimpy Jones ****************************** To: Donni Clark Dunphy ('63) Ya'll Come! Won't I be sumpin' with two girls at the "Prom" and my wife stays home? To: Jim Armstrong ('63) The heady aroma of Hoppe's # 9. Just last fall as I sat with a grandson showing him how to clean a shotgun after a day of shooting his first pheasants, I told him how that odor always made me think of my dad. He paid me the greatest of compliments, when he said, "It will always make me think of you, Gramps." Of course he was ridin' high, 12 years old and a limit of three pheasants the first time out. The kid's a natural and my dog, "Darby", played a big part too. -George "Pappy" Swan ('59) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: David Rivers ('65) Before I I the only one who got a Sandstorm on the 21st that said the 22d? Not complaining...just asking. [EVERYBODY got one, David. However, you're the ONLY one to MENTION my screw up... Thankyouverymuch. AND... there were only 12 Bombers (not 121) who sent stuff yesterday. -Maren} Re: I'm gonna hold my breath till I turn blue So... here I am... one of the lucky ones with reservations at a nice place for the '64 reunion/all-class/Sorry Seven '65er Get Together and I have a stupid Judge ruin my trip. So instead of going to Richland Thursday, I'll be sitting by the phone waiting for the Supreme Court to grant me a stay or tell me to go P_ _ _ up a rope. I had these really great Green and Gold converse to wear (tried to find a pair for Number 32 ('63) but they didn't have his size) and all my Shelley ('63RIP) shirts and other Bomber gear all ready to go. I was lucky and did make my yearly Fathers' day trip to the L.A. Roadster show... it was a blast and so I'll count myself lucky... naturally I'll lose my airline ticket... that's a bummer but I guess life goes on. There is always my 40th next year. This is only the 2d time I've had to miss the "Sorry 7" group and I'm VERY bummed about that. So I'd just like to say to everyone "have a wonderful time and just know I'm there in spirit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" (Geez, I must really be depressed 'bout this... can't even think of anything funny to say...) -David Rivers ('65) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Guy Lobdell ('66) To: Ann Pearson Burrows ('50) Those folks down at CREHST would probably be very interested in the pictures you were writing about 06/21/04. Re: Scent of a dad I'd have to vote for Old Spice To: George "Pappy" Swan ('59) You mentioned diggin' razor clams, that brought back a ton of memories. Before my family moved to Richland ('63) we lived in Montesano, and while growing up we'd be off to the beach every time there was a good minus tide. We dug clams at Oyehut (sp) Beach which has now more or less grown up into Ocean Shores. In the early '70s we have gone to the beach a couple of times, but clamming is so restricted now that it's hardly worth the trip. -Guy Lobdell ('66) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Vicki Owens ('72) To: Jim Hamilton ('63) George "Pappy" Swan ('59) Tim Smyth ('62) Donni Clark Dunphy ('63) Freddie Schafer ('63) Jim Armstrong ('63) They say that smell is the sense most strongly tied to memories, and you're proving it true! Vitalis and pipe smoke remind me of my dad, Lou Owens, every time they waft my way. Those were the days when many of our folks thought tobacco smoke was healthy! Sweet, sweet memories... -Vicki Owens ('72) ~ Kampala, Uganda *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/23/04 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 9 Bombers sent stuff: Phil Belcher ('51), Wally Erickson ('53) George Swan ('59), Patti Jones ('60) Linda Reining ('64), Paul Tampien ('64) Jeff Michael ('65), Brad Upton ('74) Treg Owings ('76) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Diane Murphy ('65) BOMBER CALENDAR: Richland Bombers Calendar Click the event you want to know more about. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Phil Belcher ('51) Re: Razor Clams We used to take our family to Ocean Shores at least once a year and dig for clams. My wife decided that we should buy the clam guns instead of renting them and save some money. She called BB&M and asked the young man that answered if they had any clam guns for sale. Total silence for a moment and then he said, "Lady, you don't shoot them, you dig them." and hung up. That's been a family joke ever since. -Phil Belcher ('51) ~ Prosser - where the temp was 99 yesterday and should be at least that high today. The double wedding is just a few days away. The pool will really get a work out this week end. PS The spell check didn't know BB&M, suggested BM. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Wally Erickson ('53) To: Dick Pierard ('52) Re: Alphabet Homes In reference to your idea about listing the homes in Richland on the National Historical Landmark; it's a great idea!! Why hasn't someone thought about this before?? After all it's been over 50 years since most of the homes where built My parents moved into an "A" house in November of 1944. I still remember them putting asphalt sidewalks in shortly after we moved in. The yard work was up to the residents the following spring and summer. What great memories!! We had free coal, water, electricity (they even came in to change the light bulbs in your home), garbage and they gave you furniture to put into your home (each piece marked with a number); I'm sure I left out some other gratuities. All that for $37.50 a month... can you believe it!!!! Thank you Dick for bringing this up. Re: Reunions I know some of you are getting tired of seeing something about reunions... but, this is important!! We need to thank our classmates who make your reunions possible... without them, it just wouldn't happen. They all put in a lot of hours and days to make your reunion a success. These are your classmates that make a difference in what you will be part of and be PROUD!! So, take the time to respect what they are trying to do to make your reunion a success. The same goes to our Club 40 group that puts in so much time and research to keep everyone informed. Hey, let's give our classmates some thanks for what they do and the fact they care about you. I've wanted to say this for some time, since I've been to my 20th, 30th, 40th and 50th class reunions. I personally want to thank my classmates: Norma Loescher Boswell, Viva Webster Metz, Pat Ackley Morrow, Lois Loftus Hanses, Gail Henderson Renner and Jerry Dudley and many more (sorry if I left out some names). I just wanted to express how proud of them I am, that they make our reunions so much fun and enjoyable. Thank you classmates for all that you have done. Take care and enjoy... -Wally Erickson ('53) ~ from west side of Lake Coeur D'Alene, Idaho... where it's a beautiful warm day. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: George "Pappy" Swan ('59) Re: Clam digging and octopus wrestling To: Guy Lobdell ('66) From the time I was a kid until in my 30s, clam digging (especially razor clams) was at least an annual if not 2-3 times per year activity. Our family came from Kansas in '46 so almost every outdoor experience in the Pacific northwest was new and exciting to us and we jumped in with a real passion. We dug razor clams on Long Beach, Copalis Beach, Iron Springs, and Oyehut. Generally, the low tides were early in the day when we went. And, after the digging and cleaning of the clams, we went fishing for surf perch. What great times and great feasts. Like you, when it became so restrictive, we went less and less until never again. Later, we occasionally dug gooey ducks, cockles, horse clams, and steamer clams mostly in Puget Sound. I had learned to dive in California while in the service. In the mid-sixties, I revived my interest in skin and scuba diving and practically fed my family with seafood and wildlife while going to the U of W. Spear fishing, and collecting shellfish and crabs became my avocation and was much more appealing than work or studying. The octopus, being related to the clam and having a similar flavor was high on my list and even a 25-30 pounder would make a lot of chowder. But then, I discovered how intelligent the octopus was and quit taking them for food. Instead, I just visited them often. Initially, it was rather frightening shaking tentacles with a 50-60 pound octopus having a diameter of about 15 ft. Last I recall the record giant Pacific octopus (dofleini -- I think) weighed about 120 pounds with a tentacle spread of about 30 ft. But, once I learned how docile they really are, I cracked up at the TV shows that made octopus wrestling into a death defying ordeal. I had a special permit issued by the Washington Department of Fisheries to capture live octopuses (or octopi -- really, check the dictionary) for the Seattle Marine Aquarium, the Point Defiance Aquarium at the Tacoma Narrows, and the University of Washington Physiology Department. I would cruise around 20-40 feet underwater until I sighted one (they are masters of camouflage) and then scoop the animal up with my hands and arms (covered by rubber wet suit) and swim it up above the bottom of the sound. The octopus' arms of course suctioned on to me. Sometimes they got hold of my mask or regulator and we had a tug of war. However, I soon learned to just relax. As soon as the octopus sensed this, it let go and brought all eight arms together and filled its mantle (the central head part) with water. And, as it emitted a cloud of ink like a smoke screen, it jetted away, backwards. My partner would be holding a mesh bag equipped with a wire hoop around the mouth (called a goody bag). Now, if all was done properly, the octopus jetted backwards into the bag and we frantically stuffed tentacles in until we could get the bag closed. Occasionally, I had an assistant who was less than enthusiastic about being on the receiving end and would swim backwards faster than myself and the octopus. I searched for new partners frequently. Man, its like somebody whacked a piata full of memories lately. If I get too carried away and the boredom mounts, let me know. I'm back doing fishery work for about one more month. So writing this stuff is kind of wind down time for the old guy when he gets home each day. But, I swear, I am going to retire fer sher, fer sher, after this stint and write my memoirs (under the shade tree by the little puddle in the driveway). -George "Pappy" Swan ('59) ~ Burbank, WA - where its really hot man and I think I'll go lay in the little puddle. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) To: "Pappy" other Bombers who are writing in about the smells, fishing and so on. I can still smell the coffee that my dad Harold Jones (RIP), bus driver, avid Bomber Basketball fan, put on the camp stove every morning back in the '50s when we were camping. Every Memorial day the trailer was ready to go for the summer of fishing. As soon as Mom and Dad were off work they would grab a few things that weren't in the ready-to-go trailer and off we would go. Many Richlanders would be at Westport, WA camping on Memorial Day week end and Labor Day week end at the Y camp ground. In between Memorial Day and Labor Day we camped almost every week end around the state. Do not remember the names of other Richlanders who were there but do remember a family who clammed all week end then canned them. During the day everyone would be off in whatever their endeavors of the day. Late afternoon when everyone would drift back into their camp grounds for dinner we would end up collecting around someone's campfire for the evening, telling stories of the day. Of course there was always the big one story. When I was 14 my big one story happened. I think Dad told the story more than I did **GRIN**. Dad took me out on a chartered fishing boat for the first time after a few years of greeting him when the boats would come in. We would be there to see what he and others caught. Smell of 100s of Salmon that were caught is definitely remembered. Couldn't miss that smell. I had been fishing since I was quite young. Going out on the big boat with Dad was a thrill. We headed straight out across the bar where I remember the chill of the ocean, the endless smell of fresh water and water that seemed to go forever. Looking back at the shore it was like a whole new world from where I had viewed it for a long time from the shore. Finally anchoring it was time to get the fishing poles out. Dad did his usual and baited my hook. It was always a laughter between us because I couldn't stand holding the bait to put it on the hook. Worms we're the worst. There were about ten adult men aboard and a sixteen year old guy. After fishing for a couple of hours I got a bite. Nothing had been caught at this point. Dad was right there to make sure I reeled the salmon in OK, which I did without him. (picture) By 9:00 A.M. I had the limit of three. No one else had caught a thing. I started pulling my gear back and Dad said, "You can keep fishing because everyone shares the fish". On with fishing I did. The sixteen year old laid sea sick on the deck all day. His dad wasn't too happy. My Daddy was really proud of me. I'll be at your grave this week end, Daddy, to laugh some more about all the wonderful stories we created. Wish you were here for the Bomber basketball game this week end. So, "Pappy", even we girls have our fishing stories. To: All Bombers Re: 4th of July Sadly I have found out that Larry Mattingly ('60) and his company will not be doing the fireworks this year. The fireworks will go on. Larry says his company will be back even bigger next year. Knowing Larry, his finger will be in the pie somehow, anyway. So here's the deal. Bombers and their families are invited to my place for a day of picnicking and great Bomber fun. Time: 12:00 P.M. until fire works end Dinner will be at 5:30 P.M. My place faces across Commencement Bay to Tacoma where the Fireworks are displayed over the water. (Picture) (Larry, do you have any pictures of Tacoma's fireworks to put in the Sandstorm?) Parking: At strip mall. What to bring: A small dish to share with everyone. All the items for a picnic. Bar-B-Q will be provided for cooking of meat. Re: Puget Sound Area Luncheon - South (Fife) We will continue our monthly luncheons on the second Sunday of the month through the summer. Some of us will travel to Portland area for their annual Bomber picnic. Bombers Have Fun -Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) ~ Browns Point, WA - The weather is perfect. Warm! Warm and Warmer. Of course the Marine air slips in to cool it down. Looking forward to all the fun in Richland this week-end where it will be hot. Right? ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Linda Reining ('64) Some have written about smells reminding them of their dads... my dad passed away in '92, but he always wore Old Spice... I'm pretty sure when he died, he still had a few unopened bottles... I think my brother and I both gave him a bottle for each birthday, Christmas, and Father's Day! I can still see that white bottle, with the red sailboat and can still smell that aroma. There used to be a cool commercial a few years ago of a seaman walking down the lane, with his duffel bag slung over his back and whistling the Old Spice tune... loved that commercial! Well, tonight, June 23rd, I will be on my way to Richland for the class of '64's 40-year reunion and also for R2K4!!!!! I can't wait... I'm getting excited about seeing all the old faces from the good old days of Col-Hi!!!!!! From the list that has been posted on the web site, many more than showed up at the 35th are coming... YEAH!!!!!!! I will be working the registration table on Friday night and possibly Saturday night, so I'll be one of the first ones to see you, before you see me. It's gonna be a BLAST!!!!!!! -Linda Reining ('64) ~ Bakersfield, CA - it is in the high 90s here... I am hoping this heat doesn't follow me! ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Paul Tampien ('64) I am aware my brother David ('58) has already submitted notice of my Mom's transition (Beth Tampien, AKA The Farmer's Wife. She left this planet on Thursday, June 17th. She had a wonderful 95 year life. I am still planning on attending our 40th reunion this weekend. I will arrive in Richland on Friday evening and depart early Sunday morning to meet my wife, Sally in Seattle to prepare for the memorial service there on Tuesday, June 29th at 11AM at Unity of Bellevue. I will be around the hotel lobby Saturday afternoon from 2pm to 4pm and may try to get my brother, David, to join me. This will give an opportunity for the local folks to stop by and say hello. An obituary will appear in Friday's paper also. Thanks. -Paul Tampien ('64) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jeff Michael ('65) To: David Rivers ('65) Well, I'm P_____ Off! Here you go blaming a Supreme Court judge for ruining your Richland "Sorry Seven" trip. I'm sure the real reason is Fear of Reunions (Reunitaphoria) brought on by writing birthday greetings to women outside your sphere of influence. Surely, one of those new three-day cures for acne and some pancake make-up could overcome this outbreak. But no, reunitaphoria sets in and David cops a plea to the Supreme Court. I mean really... don't judges have cell phones these days? C'mon, that can't be your final answer. dj Jeff Michael ('65) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Brad Upton ('74) Re: Smells I drove by a Denny's yesterday and got a whiff of the place coming out of the big exhaust fan on the roof. That sweet aroma reminded me of Mike Davis ('74). -Brad Upton ('74) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Treg Owings ('76) To: Pappy ('59) and Walt My Grandpa, Henry Owings, was a patrolman also. I was wondering if your pops new him? -Treg Owings ('76) Where the shad are running and it is hard to keep them off a fly. *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/24/04 Dateline: Richland ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 8 Bombers and 1 Bomber Mom sent stuff: Betty Hiser ('49), Mike Clowes ('54) George Swan ('59), Helen Cross ('62) Marilyn Swan ('63), Jim Hamilton ('63) David Rivers ('65), Kim Edgar ('79) BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Betty Hiser Gulley ('49) Re: Alphabetic Houses What can we do to get the alphabet houses on the national registery? What all is involved? I used to live on Duane, which is now a part of Goethals Drive, before grass, roads, sidewalks, etc. Our neighbor's boy was 4 years old but sharper than a tack. When they started putting in the asphalt sidewalks he walked up to the guys who were putting in the sidewalks and said, "In New York we had white sidewalks, not black ones." To this day I still say white or black sidewalks. The people in Kennewick back in those days hated us - -would not wait on us in the stores (JC Penney, etc.) because we got all those free things. From 1945 until they built the mall in 1969 I did not go into Kennewick. I tried to tell them that we were able to get all those free things but WE had no freedom because the FBI was always checking up on you and your neighbors (loud parties, did they drink, have strange visitors, etc.). Those were the days!!! Wally Erickson must have lived in the high rent district -- we were in the low rent district and our A House was only about $18.75 at the start -- we brought our own furniture. To the Tempien Boys: I think the reason most people read your mother's articles is because many of us had come to Richland from farming communities. Brought back lots of memories. Smells: I did not know until I was 19 that I could neither smell nor taste because I was born with a hare lip and cleft palate. I bought my mother and sister a dinner with my first GE paycheck. Mine came first and I had eaten half of it before my mother received hers. She took a bite and said to me, "This is rotten, how is yours?" and I said, "Fine." She took a bite and said, "Yours is worse." I felt like an idiot sending it back because I had eaten over half of it. My brain is apparently not programmed to get sick as I have eaten rotten meat afterwards and nothing happened. So smells about my father are nil. I do remember he used to smoke stinking cigars and I could smell them -- anything that is loud: skunks, ammonia, etc. -Betty Hiser Gulley ('49) ~ from south/government Richland where the temperature is to be 101 today -- BOO HISS! I am not a lover of hot weather. ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) Re: Historic (?) Letter Houses To add to the confusion about the possibility of historic designations for the letter houses; would adding the pre-fabs and pre-cuts be out of tune? I will say nothing about the "Johnny-come-lately" ranch houses. And what about the original "tract" houses and commercial buildings? For Regina Williams Porter ('54): Carole Staples ('54) is really trying to contact you. I don't know if the connection has been made since she recently underwent an e-mail address change. That's all for now, -Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) ~ still in slightly cloudy and muggy Albany, OR ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: George "Pappy" Swan ('59) Re: Replies to remembrances To: Phil Belcher (' 51) What a great story about clam guns. Remember the clam gun (short, highly specialized shovel) vs. the clam tube controversy? Ask the question of which was the better of the two for clam digging and you could evoke as many arguments as which was the best shotgun gauge and choke among bird hunters, which was the best fly pattern among fly fishers, or which was the best caliber for a big game rifle. Now, personally, I liked the clam gun .....; but then, the tube was great under certain situations ..... I even argued with myself. To: Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) Indeed, you girls do have your fishing stories. Whenever my wife Jeanne tells about her catches she always brings both of her hands straight out from her shoulders as a minimum and adjusts (only longer of course) regardless how big the original minnow was. My mom, always out-fished my dad (always caught the biggest and the most); but regardless, Dad would still be telling Mom how to hold her pole, how much line to let out, how to keep the slack out of her line, etc. I think it's an inherent "Guy Thing". Mom will be 86 on June 29 and she still packs a wad of fish pictures that she has saved over her whole life and will show to anybody whether they want to see them or not. To: George "Pappy" Swan ('59) Oops, that's me ..... To: Brad Upton (on smells) Some of my friends have a Heinz 57 variety dog (maybe partly Irish red setter) named Sam, short for Samantha. The lady can't smell anything -- absolutely no sense of smell. One night she let Sam back into the house after the dog completed her potty patrolling of the yard. Sam gleefully raced in to the bedroom to bed down with her master, who commenced to scream, "Get this dog out of here!" Of course, the lady is totally baffled. "Why, what's wrong?" "SHE'S BEEN SKUNKED!" he's yelling as he runs through the house crashing into all the furniture. It was quite a while before they rid the house and the dog of the essence of "Pep Le Pew". To: Treg Owings "Owings" sure sounds familiar, but it could be from you and me writing back and forth. Will check with Mom and let you know if she remembers Dad mentioning your grandpa. Hey, would you elaborate on the shad fishing? I have always wanted to try fishing for them. And, do you catch and release or how do you cook or smoke them? They're pretty bony aren't they? -George "Pappy" Swan ('59) ~ From somewhere inside a furnace, I think, 'cause the little puddle in the driveway evaporated. ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) Last Saturday three Bombers plus one engaged to a Bomber met for our first ever Indiana Bomber luncheon at the Castleton Mall Olive Garden in NE Indianapolis. Max Case ('57) and I (Helen Cross Kirk ('62)) had known each other as we both attended CUP church, so we sort of recognized each other after 40 plus years. His Purdue hat and my Richland, Washington Dean's Upholstery shirt sort of helped. Dianne Ingalls Frost ('67) wore her WSU shirt and had the cutest Spudnut Shop baseball hat. Dianne and her fiance Wayne, a Canadian transplant from near Toronto, Ontario arrived from their home about l5 minutes from the spot Max had chosen. We had such a perfect day of weather with low humidity and temperatures in the 70's that we ate outside, something we usually don't choose to do back here in the humid midwest. We had a great time talking about the fun times we'd had growing up in Richland non-stop and Wayne, Dianne's fiance, was absolutely wonderful about it, smiling through all of our do-you-remember conversation. Of course, Dianne has taken him to Richland so he sort of knew what we were talking about a little, as he has visited the Spudnut Shop. Max had brought his '57 annual and we had a great time going through it bringing back more memories. We talked about Danny Neth ('57-RIP); I saw my cousin Allan Cross's ('59) picture in the sophomore section, and others too numerous to mention. If I ever find my annual again I will bring it next time. Dianne said she'll bring hers to the next get-together we have back here. Max mentioned he and Ora Dietrich had been the first AFS exchange students from RHS going to Germany and Austria between their junior and senior years, and I was also an ICYE exchange student going to Holland after I graduated. I had been inspired to do that when Mr. Clair Karlson, my 6th grade teacher, had had Klause Schule, the first German exchange student to Richland, visit our class. All of us Bombers present at the lunch have had sons. Dianne has three and Max and I two. But Max, as the only grandparent, proudly shared some photos of his three darling grandkids. He and his wife like being grandparents so much they are currently building a new home in Zionsville, IN to be closer to the grandkids. To add to our enjoyment of being Bombers Dianne received a phone call from Barbara Gore McCleary ('67) during our time together. The staff of the Olive Garden where we were couldn't believe we were meeting together just because we had attended the same high school (we didn't try to explain that it had been a different times), and we all agreed we owe the fact of the Sandstorm email newspaper that has brought us all together and in contact with old friends and helped us to form new relationships, and we all mentioned again our wonderful Maren and those who help her keep us organized are. As Max had remembered a camera we did take a few pictures of this momentous occasion and we will forward a photo later. It was such fun; we will definitely do it again and move it to a more central location to attract more Bombers in the area, hopefully those in Evansville, to our group. Bombers forever, -Helen Cross Kirk ('62) ~ West Harrison, Indiana where it is so great to be outside in this cool weather; even the birds seem happier by the little lake. ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Marilyn Swan Beddo ('63) Re: Fishing and Worms Not to be beaten out by my "much older brother", George "Pappy" (Ralph Waldo Emerson) Swan, was it Janet Wilgus who said "who woulda thunk?" Certainly not your baby sister! I did not ever think your writing career was going to take off right here on the "blab sheet". You are amazing me, bro. I am joining your fan club!! But seriously, or maybe not so seriously, I have several fish stories of my own that span my lifetime. I think we must have a picture of me lying in the Wellington, Kansas hospital nursery with a fishing pole clinched tightly in my tiny fists. I've never known anybody in my life that was a more dyed-in-the-wool fisherman than our dad. Man, he loved to fish!! And he passed that love on to me, and I passed it to my two girls and my grandchildren. I am still happy to drop everything I am doing and run out the door for a day in the oudoors fishing somewhere, especially in the mountains down here in Utah! One of my favorite "tales" of fishing happened when I was about 10 or 11 years old and we had gone up to Kalotus Lake. We were slaying those trout and almost had our limit for the day. Well, somehow whatever was holding the string of fish to the shore came loose and they disappeared. What a travesty! Anyhow this youngun' just kept fishing and when I got a bite that almost pulled me in the water we decided it must be some big fish in there; well, you guessed it, it was the whole damn string of fish! Boy, was my dad ever proud of me!! I have sooo many other stories of fishing, even have my picture with a huge sturgeon I caught with my dad's help out on Bateman Island when I was about 16 or 17. I spent many summers out on the Columbia and Snake Rivers fishing for salmon and steelhead. I too remember the trips to Prosser to pick up nightcrawlers, George. Also to some guy's house that Dad worked with. Could someone possibly have had better worms in their yard, than somebody else? Man, we were the Clampetts and didn't even know it!! We were so dang happy!! -Marilyn Swan Beddo ('63) ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Jim Hamilton ('63) To: the High Water Pants Class of '64 Best wishes for a memorable reunion, and don't forget to say please and thank you and to tell everyone you had a nice time. jimbeaux PS- Make Rivers and his rabble eat at the card tables, they ain't even big kids yet. -Jim Hamilton ('63) ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: David Rivers ('65) I am...the most I'll go to anybodies' reunion kinda guy I know ('cept maybe number 32 ('63) after he made his first one in 2000), and I hafta catch grief from a Lynn Bryson ('57) -- Gary Crow ('65) wanna be...I knew I shoulda just drowned him in the Yakima back in the day....Then...I get an email from an old Jefferson neighbor Harvey Hershel Irby Jr. ('64) asking if he can have my room!!!!!!!!!!!! At least Freddie ('63) was understanding.....If Mr. DJ Jeff thinks for a minute I would let a little acne ruin my trip he's got another think coming! Why can you imagine the memories a little acne on a boy's face would bring to those Bomber Babes!!!!!!! Man, it would be like they were scoring with a soph. or Jr. all over again! I'd never be able to get outa my car! I'd be dance card would be so full I wouldn't know what to do...but thanks for the suggestion, Jeff...I think they sell some acne make-up at the costume store...and I'll be sure and pick some up for next year....And by the way...Heidlebaugh ('65) says were a driving hot rods to Richland next year (assuming we can afford the gas)...corse Heidlebaugh hasn't made a reuinion since year is all I hear....But I'm hoping this year everybody will remember to meet at the Los Margaritas at about 6:30 pm on friday night. I know Simpson ('65) made the reservations and he, Warford ('65) and Davis (Knox) ('65) will be there plus a whole buncha others from the 65ers...Harrah ('65) has a Union convention so he won't be there and Johnson ('65) who hasn't been there since maybe ...hmmmmmmm not sure the last one he made has another year of Softball or some sport...Lyman ('65) will be there....I'm Sure Freddie ('63) and Ann ('63) the Roe girls ('63-64) everybody please just join on in and have a bowl of chips on me! David Rivers ('65) ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Kim Edgar Leeming ('79) Re: What's there to do in the Tri-Cities? Hi all, I'll be coming at the end of July to visit family. I'll be pretty busy running back and forth between Mom's, Grandma's, and friends' house. I plan on helping Grandmother with spring cleaning and shopping. My husband will get very bored; after about an hour or so will be ready to go do something else. I don't want to feel hurried visiting because I know he's ready to go or is waiting at the hotel with nothing to do. Besides the museum, what other attractions are there in the Tri-Cities I can send him and my son off to entertain themselves? Is the Hanford Science Center still open? I would appreciate any and all suggestions. Thanks! -Kim Edgar Leeming ('79) ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: BJ Davis, Bomber Mom Re: Stephen Michael Mortensen ('22) Bear [Steve Davis ('72-RIP)] and Jeanne's little grandson was born day before yesterday to Heidi and her husband Chris. Big sister Kyler thinks he belongs to her. He is such a pretty child with lots of black hair and big eyes, so they say; I haven't seen his eyes yet though I got to hold him a long time yesterday. Wish the Bear was here to spoil him rotten as you know he would do. Grandpa Norm too. Heidi [Davis Mortensen ('00)] is doing fine and Chris is one proud Papa. A very proud great-grandma of Stephen Michael Mortensen, -BJ Davis, Bomber Mom *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/25/04 Dateline: Richland ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers and 1 AHFA sent stuff: Ralph Myrick ('51), Annette Verellen ('56) Missy Keeney ('59), John Campbell ('63) Pat Ruane ('75), Shelley Williams ('84) Alumni Hoops Festival Announcement ********************************************************* ********************************************************* BOMBER THINGS GOING ON Starting Today: Cool Desert Nights R2K+4 Class of '64 Reunion All-class Hoops Festival BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Phil Belcher ('51) BOMBER CALENDAR: Richland Bombers Calendar Click the event you want to know more about. ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Ralph Myrick ('51) I don't know how many of you guys watched KVEW news this morning. The soldier from Prosser that was killed in Iraq was the subject. What a waste! Anyway, my sister Norma was featured. She is the coordinator for the groups that call themselves the ACES. Norma spends countless hours packing boxes to be sent to the troops in Iraq and organizes groups of people to welcome home all military personnel, no matter what time, day or night. Sometimes there is more than one welcoming in one day. Norma never misses. I am really proud of her. She has found her purpose in life. I have read some letters sent to her from men and women in the military that can't thank her enough. God bless her and the ACES! May they have a long-running show. -Ralph Myrick ('51) ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Annette Verellen Parnell ('56) Re: Pearl Helgeson ('56-RIP) I just wanted to let 1956 classmates know that Pearl Helgeson Freudendahl passed away June 13. She had been fighting heart problems since our last reunion in 2001. She lived in Vacaville, CA and is survived by husband Gary and her two children. -Annette Verellen Parnell ('56) ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Missy Keeney ('59) To: Kim Edgar Leeming ('79) The end of July is Boat Race week-end in the Tri- Cities but more important than that (I believe) is the Allied Arts Fair in Howard Amon Park on Friday and Saturday. It is one of the biggest arts fairs in the state and is always interesting with lots of entertainment. Please stop by the Sweet Adelines Strawberry Shortcake booth and say "Hi!" To: Tri-Cities Bombers All right, all you wusses! I do not want to hear all that whining about how hot it is!! -Missy Keeney ('59) ~ Yuma, AZ PS-- Have fun at R2K+4! ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: John Campbell ('63) Re: Cool Desert Nights Coming down to Cool Desert Nights this weekend. We'll be coming down with Don and Lila Brackenbush ('63) and their Firebird club (you know: those Camaros with extra chrome). Looking forward to seeing friends and relatives. Look for the silver 57 [Rolls Royce? John didn't say. - Richard] that looks like its owner has been riding his Harley around and neglecting it [the Rolls -Richard]. Save me a spudnut. -John Campbell ('63) ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Pat Ruane ('75) To: George "Pappy" Swan ('59) I too have had the shad bug lately and have a little tip for catching them that I will share. Only thing is that you need a boat for this type of shaddin'. Below McNary in between the Oregon launch and the one at Plymouth on the Washington side take a magnum wiggle wart and take the hooks off and use it as a diver. Hook your main line up as usual and hook a 4-5 foot 8# leader to the spot where the middle or belly hook would be with a "0" size Dick Night spoon. The silver with chartreuse tip seems to work best. You can either troll upstream or anchor. As for what to do with them; they make great sturgeon bait hooked up whole or, as my buddy once told me, you freeze them and put them in your cooler to keep your beer cold. Would also be open for any more nutritious means of utilizing this proliferous fish. -Pat Ruane ('75) ~ where, after ankle fusion surgery, I have some spare time to pursue these little fishies. ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Shelley Williams Robillard ('84) To: George "Pappy" Swan ('59) Re: clam gun/tube Okay Mr. Swan, now I am confused. I have always thought the tube thingy WAS a clam gun. -Shelley Williams Robillard ('84) ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Zorba Manolopoulos The RHS Alumni Basketball tournament is this Friday and Saturday. June 25 and 26. You can still sign up this week. You can even register at the door. If you want to come and watch the games, they will start at 7pm on Friday and 9am on Saturday. Schedules will be posted outside of the gym Thursday evening. Thanks, Zorba Manolopoulos <> *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/26/04 Dateline: Richland ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 9 Bombers and 1 AHFA sent stuff: Susan Anderson ('49), Millie Finch ('54) Carole Clark ('54), Carol Bishop ('57) Missy Keeney ('59), George Swan ('59) Richard Anderson (Wa-Hi'60WB), Paulette Lawson ('63WB) Donna Fredette ('65) Alumni Hoops Festival Announcement ********************************************************* ********************************************************* BOMBER THINGS GOING ON Today: Cool Desert Nights R2K+4 -- Desert Inn (Red Lion or whatever it's called) Class of '64 Reunion (its 40th -- they are now officially old!) -- Desert Inn (Red Lion; whatever) Combined Richland (Columbia) / Hanford Class of '74 (minus M Davis) Reunion -- Marriott Courtyard (the new thingy at Columbia Point Marina) All-class Hoops Festival -- Dawald Gym -- All Day BOMBER BIRTHDAYS Today: Betty Hiser Gilley ('49) Cyndy Brooks Cowman ('68) Roxanne Southard Jenkins ('71) BOMBER CALENDAR: <> Click the event you want to know more about. ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Susan Anderson Shattuck ('49) To: Betty Hiser Gulley ('49) HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MY '49 FRIEND!!!!!!!!! I hope you have a wonderful day! Is it still hot over there? Since Wednesday it has been relatively cool and overcast here with a threat of rain but none came. We could sure use it. Everything is drying up. -Susan Anderson Shattuck ('49) ~ from South King County where today (Friday) it is overcast and the temperature at 9am is 53 and is expected to get as high as 71. ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Millie Finch Gregg ('54) To: Ralph Myrick ('51) As a classmate of your sister Norma, I too am extremely proud of what she is doing. You are right, she is busy ALL of the time!! She is a very caring and loving person and we are all very very proud to call her our friend. Bomber Cheers to you Ralph, -Millie Finch Gregg ('54) ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Carole Clark Oien ('54) Re: Needed Bomber Help My father has very recently moved into a retirement home in Kennewick and my sister and I will be looking for a reliable property manager in the Tri-Cities to oversee the rental of his home on 1-1/2 acres in west Pasco. If there is anyone who reads the Sandstorm who could recommend someone experienced and reliable to do this we would appreciate receiving their or their firm's name. We'll be in the Tri-Cities on or after July 4 and will be actively looking then. Please reply to the Alumni Sandstorm; my sister, Sharon Clark Templeman ('56) or me, Carole Clark Oien ('54) I'll be traveling from Arizona to Washington state starting next Tuesday so replies to Sharon would be more quickly noted. I so often read in the Alumni Sandstorm pleas for help and see the excellent responses so we hope to be on the receiving end this time. Thanks so much. -Carole Clark Oien ('54) ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Carol Bishop Horne ('57) I just finished talking to my best friend, Barbara Crowder Hopkins and she said her brother, Paul Crowder ('46) died on Wednesday, June 23rd after suffering for a year and a half with a cancerous brain tumor. He had taken a fall and had hip surgery; so Barbara went to Arizona to visit -- and she is so glad she did -- since he really never recuperated from the surgery. -Carol Bishop Horne ('57) ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Missy Keeney ('59) To: Kim Edgar Leeming ('79) Re: Addendum to my entry from yesterday I noticed that you were looking for activities for your husband and son; so, OK, you can let them do the boat race thing if you have to, but they still need strawberry shortcake for fortification! -Missy Keeney ('59) ~ perspiring and expiring in Yuma, AZ ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: George "Pappy" Swan ('59) To: Pat Ruane ('75) Re: Shad cuisine or an alternative nutritious means of utilizing this proliferous fish. Thanks very much for the shad fishing info and I like the idea of "Shad Ice" or "Frozen Shad Pops". I once received an especially lovely recipe for Planked Shad (works for carp too) from one of three wise old boys that sold bait at a fishing pier. Can't remember the name of his bait shack for sure. It was either the Shad Shack, Meat Shack, or New Shrimp To Go. Anyway, after a good day of fishin', the shad were prepared in the evening among friends around the ol' campfire as follows: clean the fish, remove the heads and with them, make soup. Split the remainder down the inside of the backbone but not all the way through. Tack the fish, skin side down, flat against the nice clean plank. Season planked fish to taste and spray with Pam Grilling Spray while yelling loudly with each squirt, PAM, PAM! Then add more wood for heat and "Kick it up a notch!" Prop the plank up near the fire, so the fish can broil while enjoying good company trying to out-lie each other. Eat the soup. If still hungry, throw away the shad and eat the plank. To: Shelly Williams Robillard ('84) Re: Clam Gun vs. Clam Tube vs. Clam Tube Gun Thingy Dear Shelley, Don't tell anyone, I have never been lost in my life but I too have been a mite confused for months at a time. I recall a deep impression being made upon my "childish" mind (no, not recently -- OK, on occasion) when my dad took me into a store at Long Beach or Copalis Beach to rent "Clam Gun Shovel Thingys". That was before we bought our own. I was about nine or ten years old and I remember staring in awe at an object on the wall. It had a gunstock, trigger, and hammer with the handle of a clam shovel attached to the stock like a gun barrel and the shovel blade on the muzzle end. I was amazed and stupefied because underneath it hung the label, "Clam Gun!". Now, ever since that momentous occasion, I have always considered the clam shovel equivalent to a clam gun. However, I have heard other people refer to the clam tube ... gun ... thingy as a clam gun. Who is right? -- I don't know. I choose to file the whole thing as part of that on-going argument of not only which is best but will the real "Clam Gun" please dig up. Personally, I like calling the shovel a "Clam Gun" based upon my "childish" memory but that's just my opinion and like Dennis Miller, I could be wrong. What do you think? Please cite evidence. If your memories are "childish" too, that's OK, I need the company. -George "Pappy" Swan ('59) ~ Burbank, WA -- where Mr. Weatherman says that the next few days will be cooler -- in the mid-eighties -- but he works for NOAA like I do ... hmmmm. At least I shall refrain from complaining about the heat and maybe Missy won't call me a wuss no more. ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Richard Anderson (Wa-Hi'60WB) Re: Hoops Report -- oops, Registration Desk Report Well, your devoted reporter -- thatsa moi -- dropped in on the Class of '64's Meet 'n' Greet at the DI (Red Lion (or whatever it is these days)) yesterday evening. Maren Smyth ('63 & '64) simply outdid herself with the class's nametags: you can read the names (without eyeglasses!) from at least ten feet -- none of this "stare at really small lettering from six inches routine"; it makes you look really smart. Anyway, with the aid of the spiffy nametags I was able to connect person-to-Sandstorm-contributor for gosh- knows-how-many people and a few I had not seen in years: Harvey Irby (Jim Cochrane's -- whom I *really* would like to run into so many years on -- room-mate so many years ago), Terry Waltman, Ray Stein (wait! I saw him just a couple of months ago), and Jim House (another wait! I saw him just a couple of months ago too and he isn't a '64 anyway), and a bunch of other people. Tonight is the R2K+4 Meet 'n' Greet at the DI; maybe I'll run into some more people. -Richard Anderson (Wa-Hi'60WB) ~ in Richland where the weather is flat out gorgeous and (when I was on my way home) I saw the Club-40 Mafia making its way to the Class of '64 function. ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Paulette Lawson Sicilia ('63WB) Re: Cecile Phillips A couple of people have mentioned Cecile Phillips, who was a friend of mine throughout junior high (Chief Jo) and high school. She and I had gone to confirmation classes at CUP (along with Connie Witherup, Sandy Jenkins, Sally Rees, and many other Bombers) and were the only two baptized at the First Christian Church -- completely immersed. That is my first recollection of Cecile in a long white robe. Then, when Jim Hamilton ('63) recalled her doing interpretive dance in a white gown, that really jogged my memory of her! I moved to Kennewick during eighth grade and Cecile and I went through high school together there. She was very popular and involved in many activities but she really missed her Richland friends! She dated Carmy Mausten for as long as I can remember but as soon as we graduated I don't think I ever saw her again. I've gone to several of our class reunions and she wasn't there and no one I talked to knew anything about her. I don't think I ever knew she wanted to become a doctor but she certainly had the potential! -Paulette Lawson Sicilia ('63WB) ~ from sunny Centennial, CO where last week we had rain, hail, wind, tornados, floods, but it's beautiful for the moment! ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Donna Fredette ('65) Re: New Arrival To all my fellow Bombers all over the world I would like to announce the birth of my second grandchild, Sofia Ines! Nine pounds five ounces, 20 inches long. Beautiful baby girl that only waited 58 minutes when Mom and Dad arrived at the birthing center! She tested positive for strep and is going to be at the hospital until next Wednesday on IV antibiotics but is doing fine. Would really appreciate all the prayers for Sofia and her family. I hope you all have a great reunion in Richland this week, hope to see you next year. Hi Linda [Whoever ('??)], don't have your email so let me know what it is again! Love to you all, Bomber Cheers, -Donna Fredette ('65) ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Zorba Manolopoulos The RHS Alumni Basketball tournament is this Friday and Saturday. June 25 and 26. You can still sign up this week. You can even register at the door. If you want to come and watch the games, they will start at 7pm on Friday and 9am on Saturday. Schedules will be posted outside of the gym Thursday evening. Thanks, Zorba Manolopoulos <> *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/27/04 Dateline: Richland ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers sent stuff: Betty Hiser ('49), Mike Clowes ('54) Marilynn Working ('54), Missy Keeney ('59) Lora Homme ('60), Jeanie Hutchins ('62) Linda McKnight ('65) ********************************************************* ********************************************************* BOMBER THINGS Going On Today: North Puget Sound (Kirkland/Bellevue) luncheon BOMBER BIRTHDAYS Today: Ruthann Hutchins Jensen ('58) Greg Shipman ('79NAB) BOMBER CALENDAR: Richland Bombers Calendar Click the event you want to know more about. ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Betty Hiser Gulley ('49) To: Susan Anderson Shattuck ('49) Thanks very much for the birthday wishes -- don't feel any older but when I look in the mirror I wonder who that old lady is that is gawking at me!! I received an email from Pat in England -- haven't read it yet. The weather had been HOT -- but is supposed to cool down to the mid-80's today. The weather people say we may have thunderstorms today so it should cool down. HOORAY. To: Crowder Family (Re: Paul Crowder ('46-RIP)) I used to work with Paul's father, in B Area (if I remember right the father's name was Paul also). Went to school with Chuck (he was a '49er also) - and also worked with Chuck in B Area. Saw Paul at several of the Club-40 gatherings. I know it is hard to understand but he is now in a better place. My very deepest condolences. -Betty Hiser Gulley ('49) ~ in south/government Richland -- which I HOPE will cool down today to the mid-80's. ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Bob (Mike Clowes) Carlson ('54) Re: Clam Guns Having chased those critters during my youth; and having seen the apparition referred to in a popular tourist trap in Long Beach, WA; gotta go with the shovel as being a "clam gun". Never did hear of or use tubes but have heard of people using small keg-like apparatuses in attempts at clamming. Tubes would come in handy for small children who have glommed onto the neck of a geoduck (guey duck); them bi-valves can dig real fast. To: the Class of '64 Welcome to the club. -Bob (Mike Clowes) Carlson ('54) ~ in mildly (75) warm Albany, OR ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Marilynn Working Highstreet ('54) To: Ralph Myrick ('51) I would like to chime in with Millie Finch Gregg regarding our special friend and classmate, Norma Nunemaker. The ACES group has made a big name for itself over in Iraq from the ones who have experienced the welcome home celebration and gone back to tell their buddies. My grandson is in Iraq and never wanted any publicity about leaving, but since he has talked to a few soldiers he is willing and wanting to be welcomed home when he comes for R&R in August. Norma has been so helpful in organizing support for so many of these military and support for the families at home. She can arrange anything they need from the ACES. Norma has welcomed home over 145 military since last year. She will run to the airport on the spur of the moment and have "welcome home" packages ready. I saw Norma at the yard sale they had a couple weeks ago, and she and all of those involved worked around the clock to raise money to send packages to the troops overseas. We all need to give her our praise and help where we can. The word is finally getting out that we support our troops and those who help them. Ralph, I know you are proud of your sister, and we are PROUD too!! -Marilynn Working Highstreet ('54) ~ here in Kennewick where I lay awake and listened to the loud bang and clatter of the thunderstorm during last night. Boy did it rain!! ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Missy Keeney ('59) If no one could reach me today it was because I was out of the country! (Sounds exotic, doesn't it?!) Well, we made a "drug" run to Mexico! Don't call the DEA!! It was just old people stuff, nothing really fun or exciting. But I did have my first margarita in Mexico, actually, my first ANYTHING in Mexico. (Have I led a sheltered life, or what?) It was "way cool" even tho' it is hotter than the dickens down here. I know, I know! I "ain't seen nothing yet" according to some Bombers who are foolish enough to live in this state [AZ] year 'round. How I long for the rain and the cedar trees and the mud puddles in the back pasture of my old place near Seattle. Even a morning temperature below 70 degrees in Richland would be Heaven on earth right now!! Good thing my brother Gus is getting better because if I have to stay much longer I'll turn into "Nurse Rachett" for sure!! To George "Pappy" Swan ('59) Re: Name Calling Surely you must have some other "wuss"-like traits that I could call to everyone's attention!!? Wishing I was sharing the "festivities" of R2K4, -Missy Keeney ('59) ~ Yuma, AZ ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Lora Homme Page ('60) I've enjoyed the Sandstorm for some time now, ever since my "old" friend Jan Bollinger Persons told me about it, but not much happens to me worth sharing, so haven't submitted anything. Yesterday was an exception. Since I'm a collector of antiques (one man's junk ...), I was poking around in the Antique Mall in Uptown Richland waiting for Cool Desert Nights to begin. I noticed a photo of a big-eyed little girl who looked familiar so looked closer. I picked it up and thought, "Connie Madron!" I turned it over and it said, "1952, Connie, 9 years old, Girl Scouts." Under that someone else had written, "Early Richland." They want $10.50 for it. So now it's official, all you folks from the Class of 1960. We are antiques and our old photos are worth money. Well, at least Connie's is; I looked around very carefully and didn't find any pictures of me and, based on the date on the back of the picture, I'm older than Connie! But then, Connie, you were a lot cuter in your little Scout uniform. -Lora Homme Page ('60) ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Jeanie Hutchins Simon ('62) Re: Health/Medical Insurance I'm hoping my fellow Bombers will be able to give me some good advice to pass on to my daughter. Because of her age, she will soon no longer be on my medical insurance plan. She is single, self-employed -- has a graphic design business. Perhaps some of you or your family members are self- employed with medical insurance that you could recommend -- we'd greatly appreciate hearing from you. I've been thinking of all of you who are attending the R2K+4 Bomber Reunion -- sorry to miss it! Bomber Cheers, -Jeanie Hutchins Simon ('62) ~ Bellingham, WA ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Linda McKnight Hoban ('65) To: Donna Fredette ('65) CONGRATULATIONS TO MY BEST FRIEND FROM HIGH SCHOOL AND FOREVER IN MY WHOLE LIFE!!! ..... on the birth of her second grandchild, Sofia (what a beautiful name). I can't wait to see this beautiful girl. Tell Mommy and Daddy, and Gabriella, "Hi," and give them big hugs!! We are all bursting with joy for Grandma Donna and her family. Our prayers are with you too, dear, for the little one to come home from the hospital sooner than expected. Hope all are having fun at the reunions. Had great plans to come, but got bombarded with that four letter word (WORK), and we had to cancel our plans. Ain't it great being self-employed??? -Linda McKnight Hoban ('65) ~ in sunny Tigard, Oregon, where it is supposed to be nice all next week. *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/28/04 Dateline: Richland ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 8 Bombers sent stuff: Ann Clatworthy ('54), George Swan ('59), Connie Madron ('60), Richard Anderson ('60), Jeanie Hutchins ('62), Rosann Benedict ('63), Jo Miles ('64), Michael Davis ('74) ********************************************************* ********************************************************* BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Vickie Bigelow ('76) BOMBER CALENDAR: Richland Bombers Calendar Click the event you want to know more about. ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Ann Clatworthy Hogshead ('54) Re: Norma Myrick Nunamaker ('54) I agree about Norma being an ACE ... not only does she work hard for the men and women in and returning from Iraq, but she finds time to schedule a mini-reunion for an old classmate. On May 31st she rounded up Megan and Rhonda Miller (daughters of Norma Jean Pittman), Millie Finch, Larry Christensen, Lois and Virginia Weyerts, Eddie Krause, Donna McClary, Margarete Groff, Jeannie Houston, Sue Beth McElhaney, and Norma herself, of course, for a brief but wonderful time together in the old park by the Columbia River. Norma couldn't stay the whole time, she had to go "meet someone", now I know who. Thanks, Norma, for all that you do for everyone. You are truly an ACE. Re: Lu Blakney Humphry Lu is another graduate of Col-Hi that ranks among the tops. She was a faithful companion to my late brother Bob Clatworthy. She will have many stars in her crown! She has lost both parents, a husband, two brothers, a sister, and now Bob. Through it all she has remained calm and thoughtful of others. Thank you Lu. -Ann Clatworthy Hogshead ('54) ~ Fort Valley, VA ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: George "Pappy" Swan ('59) Re: Fellow Antiques Dear (Fellow Antique) Lora Homme Page ('60), For a first-time posting to the Sandstorm, that was a good one! Made me chuckle (a lot). But, now that I think about it, I'm a year older than you; so, am I becoming an artifact? I was once asked, "Where did they dig you up?" To: Missy Keeny (Fellow Artifact of ('59)) Have you been talking to my wife? In my mind's eye, I am the Former Marine Infantry Grunt, outdoorsman extraordiniare, ... blah, blah, blah, ... etc. However, that bubble gets really deflated on one of the few (fortunately, so far) occasions that I get sick. Now, she uses the term "wimp" (no offense to my new friend Walt "Whimpy" Jones) and you say "wuss". But, unfortunately for me, I know we won't "call the whole thing off" because my wife Jeanne read your entry that suggested I might have other wuss-like traits and said, "Yup, she's got your number!" Then, I pleaded, "How could you not support your 'somewhat close to being' your better half?" She gives me her kinda long stare with one eyebrow raised and then that dreaded smirky smile creeps across her lovely face and I know defeat. I know the agony of defeat because she's right. I am forced to agree that when I get sick, like with the flu, all I want to do is sleep it off. So, I crawl back into my hole until it passes and once again become the ancient artifact. To: Bob (Mike Clowes) Carlson ('54) Re: Will the real "Clam Gun" please dig up Thank you -- thank you very much -- for your vote of confidence. Armed with our trusty (and probably rusty from the salt water and salt air) "clam guns" (CG) and standing rigidly at "present arms" we are truly "Brothers At Arms" as we await further voting on the issue of which is the real CG (The clam shovel? Or the clam tubey thingy?). But, fellow former and current pursuers of the wily razor clam [Wile E. Razor-Clam?], please vote soon; two old antiques can only remain rigid like this for so long! -George "Pappy" Swan ('59) ~ Burbank, WA Sorry Bob, gotta go to parade rest for a bit, this CG is gettin' heavy, "At Ease, ... OK, ... Fall Out, ... Let's take a break for a while." And, as I once again sit meditating in the little puddle in the driveway, I am reminded that, thanks to Missy, now my wife, Jeanne "Revering" Swan ('58 ~ Fairbanks, AK), informs me that she has changed her mind (women can do that, ya know) and after all will attend the Friday Night Dinner at the Club-40 hootenanny so she can help my sis, Marilyn Swan Beddo ('63) and Donni Clark Dunphy ('63) pick on me. ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Connie Madron Hall ('60) To: Lora Homme Page ('60) Re: On Being an Antique Geez!! Last week I went to the Social Security office to sign up for my social security checks, and this week I'm an antique!!! With things happening in three's, what's next??? -Connie Madron Hall ('60) ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Sandstorm - Richard Anderson ('60) Re: Cool Desert Nights A couple of days ago John Campbell ('63) wrote in about Camaros and Firebirds and a "Silver 57". Then he up and left. [Note to all: when you send in something to the Sandstorm check your email a couple of times over the following couple of hours; Maren or I might ask you a question or two about stuff we might not understand.] Now I sort of suspected that he might be a-talkin' 'bout a Chevy; but, he didn't answer, so I gave him the upgrade to a Silver Cloud Rolls Royce. I asked: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ >John, > >"Silver 57" what? Obviously not a Camaro or a Firebird. > >-Richard, Deputy Editor ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Well, John got home, read his email, and sent the following in response: "Anyone old enough to remember when the 57's came out know there was only one -- Chevy! Of course I'm kind of biased. I had two 57's in high school and have been driving this one since before Cool Desert Nights when it used to be called The Hot One -- sponsored by the local classic Chevy club in Tri-Cities (may be defunct now). Based on the weather this weekend, that might be a better name for the function." Now, those of you who looked over the cars at CDN surely noticed John's '57 -- nice ride! Reeeel nice ride. -Richard Anderson ('60), Deputy Editor ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Jeanie Hutchins Simon ('62) To: Ruthann Hutchins Jensen ('58) HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my very dear sister, Ruthann!!!! We're looking forward to having you and Carl here this week -- then we will CELEBRATE!! I know having your two granddaughters and family from Iowa there now has been a gift in itself! See you tomorrow, -Jeanie Hutchins Simon ('62) ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Rosann Benedict ('63) Just wanted to let Puget Sound Bombers know that Kathy Rathvon (Gold Medal Class of '63) has been a fabulous realtor for selling my mom's house in Shoreline. Kathy works at Eastside ReMax, but has dealt with property all over the Puget Sound. Kathy knows the business well, makes it easy for the client and gets results. Best of all, you can trust this Bomber realtor. Thanks, Kathy! (Call her at 425-450-1695.) -Rosann Benedict, Gold Medal Class of '63 ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Jo Miles ('64) Re: A Special 40th Reunion At the place where the Desert Inn once stood, old friends renewed acquaintances and shared fond memories. Classmates who barely knew each other became friends for the first time. Former imagined barriers vanished. Being a Bomber joined many into one. Some who prematurely weakened became embraced and strengthened. Faces of the fallen filled the room momentarily rejoining a grateful multitude. When 44 helium-filled balloons inscribed with the names of the missing sailed high above the Columbia River, hearts soared with them in honor of their precious lives and memories. It was better than good. -Jo Miles ('64) ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Michael Davis ('74) Did the Class of '74 have a reunion this weekend? Dang! I missed it! -Michael Davis ('74) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/29/04 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 14 Bombers and 3 Bomber Funeral Notices today: Betty Hiser ('49), Jack Dawson ('52) Norma Myrick ('54), Chuck Holtz ('55) Lora Homme ('60), Helen Cross ('62) John Adkins ('62), Jo Miles ('64) Gregor Hanson ('65), Shirley Collings ('66) Pam Pyle ('69), Terry Hutson ('74) RaeLynne Abraham ('78), Jim row ('82) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Betty Hiser Gulley ('49) To the person who wrote in about Jason Lee (not that I can't remember - just getting old!): There was an article in the Tri-City Herald today (June 28) about Jason Lee. Instead of tearing the school down they were able to get money to clean the school (they had mold spores, etc., which they thought was creating allergies) - cost $118,000 - that would be a lot cheaper than having to tear the school down and rebuilding. Hope it works. To: Lu Blakney Humphry ('49) Sorry for your loss. -Betty Hiser Gulley ('49) ~ south/government Richland - where it is supposed to be in the high 80s or low 90s. HOORAY! ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jack Dawson ('52) Re: ACES/Norma Myrick No matter how you feel about the war in Iraq we have our service men and woman there and all of them deserve our support. We can hate the war and still honor our warriors. When they return they deserve our support. People like Norma Myrick Nunamaker ('54) are there to see that when they get home they are treated like the heroes they are. The transition from a war zone to home is hard enough without some kind of show of local support and concern from the home front. The work that ACES and Norma have done for these kids is tremendous and I hope we as Bombers can find some way to help support her and her team. My suggestion would be to contact your local VFW and see if they have a ACES unit operating in your area. If not please contact Norma and ask her if you can lend a hand with your time or with a donation. -Jack Dawson ('52) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Norma Myrick Nunamaker ('54) Re: Bomber Friends I want to thank my brother Ralph Myrick ('51) for the nice compliment, and to all the other Bombers I have heard from. What I am doing is so rewarding, but it is not just me, as I am only a volunteer and this takes a lot of devoted people to accomplish all that is done. Everyone is a volunteer and funds are going to the military 100%. We are the "American Citizens Encouraging Support." We started during the Gulf War and welcomed 300 plus during that period. We are now at 150 and have missed those that families were not aware of what we do. Please, anyone out in Bomber land let me know of anyone coming home from any where around the world including the USA. We do not like to miss any of the military personnel. Also, let us know of anyone that we can send care packages to, any military family here that needs help while their family member is deployed away from home, and we send to the wounded. My phone number is 509-943-4572. We also have a web site that one of our member's 20 year old son has set up -- -- Pull up this site and see what we do. Anyone is welcome to join ACES just let me know and you can also see what events are coming up by going to calendar and click on to any date that has a short message, it will then give you details. We will be in Prosser for SSgt. Marvin Best's funeral. We will line the streets with flags and posters. It is so important that any of you that can come do so. Be there early as they are expecting many people, no later then 9am, but preferably earlier. We welcomed SSgt. Best home June 25th, 2003 from Japan at the Pasco Airport at 12:08pm. We feel so privileged that we were able to hug him and thank him, and let him know he was a true HERO. Our tears have been often, but we are so thankful we were able to meet him and his family. Hope to see you in Prosser. God Bless! and Pray for our Troops -Norma Myrick Nunamaker ('54) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Chuck Holtz ('55) Thought you might enjoy sharing this sight with Bombers around the county. It's an awesome web sight and will provide you with hours of enjoyment! NASA has an astronomy picture of the day. Each day a new picture is featured with brief commentary by an astronomer. The images are absolutely stunning. Take a look at today's picture and then work your way back. The site started nine years ago, so there's plenty to see. -Chuck Holtz ('55) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Lora Homme Page ('60) Re: Antique People To: Connie Madron Hall ('60) Connie, You ask what's next after Social Security and being an antique and I was going to tell you but I can't remember. Sorry. To: George Swan ('59) And Pappy, you ask if you're an artifact since you have been asked "Where did they dig you up?". Naaa, you're not an artifact until the class of 1957. As far as being dug up goes, if the next few years go as fast as the last, there will soon be digging going on in behalf of us antiques, but it won't be "up". -Lora Homme Page ('60) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) Date: Sat, 26 Jun 2004 23:04 Maren, did this ever get into the Sandstorm? Max oked it when we met for our Indiana Bomber lunch. [Dunno, Helen... Will run it today -- just n case. -Maren] -Helen Cross Kirk ('62) ~ West Harrison, IN - where we had a fantastic day of 75 and low humidity for our Relay For Life. I will probably need a jacket when I walk 4am-6am in a few hours. The birds around the little lake like it too. We had a little hummer visit the feeder this evening ----- Original Message ----- From: Max Case To: HELEN KIRK Sent: Wednesday, April 28, 2004 11:27 PM Subject: RE: Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/28/04 Hi Helen, Yes, I served as ASB president and always knew the value of my friends in classes of '56 and '58... and of course in my class of '57. My memory of the descent of my rival from the ceiling of the gymnasium lingers... yes, this really happened. The 'masses were not swayed with this spectacle'!!! Mick Pierce served as vice-president; Terry Groswith as treasurer; Susan Vickery as secretary; Virginia Ehrig, publicity manager... let me say I'm indebted to my sister, Deanna ('55), for encouraging my run for office initially as 'treasurer' and how she swayed her classmates to vote for me!! But one can never win a student election without lots of friends!!! I'm a blessed Bomber in many respects, but especially remembering the friendships we shared at Col-Hi... Max Case (Indianapolis, IN) P.S. Helen, come either on a Friday or Saturday if possible in early June, OK? We can meet at Olive Garden at Castleton Mall, it's easy from the I-465 interstate... I'll send directions once you suggest a date early in June for our Bomber Luncheon. Thanks for your persistent attempt to reach me. -----Original Message----- From: HELEN KIRK Sent: Wednesday, April 28, 2004 8:07 PM To: Max Case ('57) Subject: FW: Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/28/04 Max, please help us out. Were you ASB president?? I can't find my yearbooks to save my soul, and they wouldn't help me with this one. And I can't find your other email address to save my soul either. What about an Indiana lunch this summer?? How time flies. I'd vote for early like June. Love, -Helen Cross Kirk ('62) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: John Adkins ('62) Re: Class of '64 photo album I am beginning to put together the photo album from the class of '64's reunion. I really need the pictures each of you took at your weekend get together. The more pictures I get the better this will be. Send me your pictures - the best format is JPEG, and that is the format digital cameras produce - the format your film service can provide to you when you get you film developed. If you have any question: contact me via email. Most importantly - send your pictures to me - my mailing address is: John Adkins 2409 Boulder Richland, WA 99352 ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jo Miles ('64) Re: A moment to remember from the 40th class reunion For those wondering what reunions are all about, imagine one of the toughest athletes in Bomber history, Mike Byrd ('64) slowly shuffling into the room aided by an aluminum walker. When big Mike Huske ('64) walked up and wrapped his burley arms around his old pal, it was the best place to be on the planet. -Jo Miles ('64) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Gregor Hanson ('65) Re: Class of 1965 Reunion Dates Seeking input from members of RHS Class of 1965 regarding preference of dates for 40th class reunion in 2005. Options to consider include: June 24-25-26 - same weekend as Cool Desert Nights classic car show August 12-13-14 - second weekend in August as we have traditionally held the event September 9-10-11 - second weekend in September in conjunction with Club 40 annual gathering -Gregor Hanson ('65) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) Re: Rada Lund, retired Richland school teacher of 35 years turns 100 years of age. She's dedicated herself to helping others understand the value of an education, with a beautiful smile and a sparkle to her eye. 2000 picture of Mrs. Lund -Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) ~ Richland ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Pam Pyle Jewett-Bullock ('69) Re: Alaska Trip Follow-Up Dear Fellow Bombers: Charles (Scottsdale High Class of '62) and I have been back from Alaska just about a week now... long enough to get the permethrin spray washed out of our clothing and the 100% DEET spray washed off the few body parts which weren't covered for the FANTASTIC trip we had in the Alaska interior and down it's southeast coast. Alaska almost defies words to describe its vast beauty and the rich fabric of its cultural, historical and natural wonders. I just didn't want to shut my eyes there, for fear of missing something truly magnificent that I might never see again. In all, we traveled in and around Fairbanks, Denali, Talkeetna, Anchorage, Seward, Juneau, Icy Straight Point, Skagway (and on into British Columbia and the Yukon), and Ketchikan... then continuing down through the Inside Passage to Vancouver, B.C. We had really splendid weather, really--a little sprinkle of rain here and some cloudiness and fog there; but HEY, we went to see Alaska, not sunshine and sandy beaches! Shoot, when we landed in Fairbanks at 9:30p.m. Alaska time, it was a bright, sunny 81. The next day, it was a gloriously sunny 85. Later, along the southeast coast and in Ketchikan (!), where 13 feet of rain falls annually [162" annual percip. -Maren], we had bright sunshine and temperatures in the upper 70s. The cooler temperatures and cloudiness further north around Denali and Talkeetna made for FANTASTIC photography and simply AMAZING wildlife viewing. We saw moose (although far fewer than we expected), flocks of Dall sheep, red fox, bald eagles by the dozens, black bear, brown (grizzly) bear -- particularly amazing were TWO lengthy sightings of grizzly cows with TRIPLETS, the first set were new "spring cubs" and the second set were yearlings --, caribou, harbor seals, Dungeoness crab, Sitka deer, dolphins, one spectacular killer whale, and beaver. The wild flowers were a feast for the eyes- -wild pink roses and fireweed, deep blue iris and mountain lupine and bluebells, pale blue forget-me-nots (the state flower), stunning and lush ferns, to name a few of those I captured on film with my 35mm camera. We received a warm and comfortable welcome from virtually everyone we met in Alaska, and were especially thrilled to have the opportunity to share in the culture, lives, and spirituality of Native Alaskans in all parts of the state. Thanks to input from many of my fellow Bombers, we were well-prepared for weather and mosquitoes, neither of which hindered or hampered any aspect of our adventures. And, of course, no travelogue would be complete without another discovery story about Bomberville's famous fellowship and hospitality. Ours unfolded the day we arrived at the Marriott Hotel lobby in downtown Anchorage. At check-in, I was presented with a message, a note and a package from Maggie Gilstrap O'Hara ('74). Maggie was among those Alaska Bombers who'd so kindly responded to my requests for travel advice prior to the trip, even going so far as to invite us to visit at the bed and breakfast she and Bill operate outside Anchorage. Her message, from several hours earlier that afternoon, informed us that she was in the lobby lounge, hoping to see us. The note contained Maggie's apology for having missed us at the hotel, since she'd needed to get on back home to Big Lake. Seems that, while Charles and I were hoofing it up to Club Paris (the restaurant Maggie had recommended for "the best filet in the world") to make our evening dinner reservation and enjoying the rest of our afternoon free time downtown, Maggie sat patiently waiting for our group's arrival at the Marriott! The package contained "Bill's Cat House, Anchorage, AK" hats and T-shirts for Charles and me, a remembrance of the kitty-graced B&B she and Bill operate. I managed to find Maggie on her cell phone, as she sat--then stuck in northbound Anchorage rush hour traffic due to a traffic fatality. We wished that she could turn around and at least join us for a great dinner--and that filet WAS great, just as she promised--but there was just no way for her to do so at that point. Still, Maggie sounded genuinely cheerful and pleased that we were so enjoying ourselves in the vastly beautiful Alaska. Bomber dedication and hospitality are wondrous things! All our experiences led Charles and me to conclude that we must return to Alaska. Next time, we think we'll fly directly into Anchorage, rent an SUV, and do some driving. :-) Bomber cheers, -Pam Pyle Jewett-Bullock ('69) ~ Stafford, VA ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Pam -- I'm barely back home from '64's 40-year reunion so I'll write another day about Maggie... she's a Bomber gem. Thanks, Maggie. -Maren] ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Terry Hutson Gunter ('74) To: Mike Davis ('74) Re: 30th Class Reunion What do you mean you missed it, Mike? There was a tall good looking guy walking around with your badge on hugging all the girls. Now, that was either you or you sent your double. ...ha ha ha....(We did miss you.) -Terry Hutson Gunter ('74) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: RaeLynne Abraham ('78) This note is for all my "kick the can" buddies: Treg Owens ('76), Paul Barber(76), Brian Killand ('76), Jeffie McNeil ('77) Jeff Schnider ('78), and any I missed. I have such fond memories of our late night kick the can and Paul's "Have you seen the ghost of Tom" game. We were known as "those Abraham kids". Hey guys do you know where our beloved Joyce "doodlehead" Dullum ('77) is... I would love to contact her, she was such a great pal and I lost contact after high school when I moved to San Diego. The memories of our childhood games and fun always make me smile. We were a Good Gang of Kids!!! -RaeLynne Abraham ('78) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jim Grow ('82) Re: Club 40 What is the date Club 40 function this year? -Jim Grow ('82) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [I wonder why an '82er wants to know??? Always the first week end after Labor Day: This year: September 10-11-12 -Maren] ******************************************************* ******************************************************* ******************************************************* Funeral Notice scanned from the TCHerald by Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) >>Joe Valdez ('54) ~ 10/10/34 - 5/11/04 >>Paul Crowder ('46) ~ 8/17/28 - 6/23/04 >>J.D. Davidson ('51) ~ 12/24/32 - 10/22/03 *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/30/04 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 15 Bombers, 1 NAB, 1 Bomber Mom, and 1 funeral notice today: Betty Hiser ('49), Gus Keeney ('57) Jim Hoff ('57), Patti Jones ('60) Roy Ballard ('63), Gary Behymer ('64) Bill Scott ('64) and Cherrie Tempero ('64) Diana Bennett ('64), Kathie Roe ('64) Brad Upton ('74), Karen Davis ('76) Treg Owings ('76), Jill Richey ('78) Dan Morgan ('83), Joanie Turley ('64 WaHi) BJ Davis (Bomber Mom), ******************************************************* ******************************************************* BOMBER LUNCH TODAY: Girls of '63 & '64 BOMBER BIRTHDAYS Today: Ralph Myrick ('51) Carol Wiley ('63) KC Hammill ('63) Lori Killand ('72) Chris Eckert ('80 or '81) BOMBER CALENDAR: Richland Bombers Calendar Click the event you want to know more about. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Betty Hiser Gulley ('49) To: Rada Lund (Bomber Mom) You were my oldest daughter's teacher and she really liked you. My youngest daughter liked Mr. Lund and his two little dogs that he took for many many walks. Congratulations on your first 100 years. I hope her daughter is a Alumni Sandstorm member so she can relay all those messages. [She is. -Maren] To: Pam Pyle Jewett-Bullock ('69) I envy you your trip to Alaska - I am going, next year, to Anchorage - but will not be able to get around like you did (I walk with a cane). Besides I will be going to a meeting and will be inside most of the time. To: Lora Homme Page ('60) I thought in order to be an antique you had to be 100 years old. I collect postcards and in order for them to be considered antique they have to be at least a 100 years old. Same thing if you bring antiques into this country (USA). Just curious. -Betty Hiser Gulley ('49) ~ south/government Richland where it might get up to 93 today. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Gus Keeney ('57) Re: Gus Keeney Update I will have surgery on the small tear in my left shoulder rotator cuff on July 19th at 0730 hrs. It is out patient surgery and I will go home that day. Dr. Peare says it is a pretty straight forward process. In a couple more weeks he will take more Xrays of my neck to see how the bones are knitting. He said the last ones he took on June 10th were looking good at that point. We went to Dos Centavos for burgers tonight. I didn't want my sister, Missy ('59), to have a big mess to clean up on her last night here. She really throws herself into the cooking part and in the fashion of most good cooks, the galley always looks like a tornado hit it, kind of like it does when I try cooking and I'm not a good cook!! Anyway she is in a packing frenzy now. She flies out of Yuma tomorrow afternoon, June 30th. I am gonna miss Missy when she is gone back home, because she has been great moral support and driver. I don't think I could have gotten by without a lot more difficulty. Big Hugs to everyone -Gus Keeney ('57) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jim Hoff ('57) To: George "Pappy" Swan ('59) & Bob Carlson ('54) I will weigh-in on the clam apparatus controversy with the following: I have been a part owner of a home on the ocean at Ocean Shores since January of 1982. Thus I have spent a lot of time on the ocean and my experience starts back in the middle '60s with claming and continues through today. So what I have to impart is that both of you are showing your age with the label of clam gun since that is what they were called eons of time ago in our lives and they were in fact made of a steel product and then aluminum, one would rust and become worthless and the other corrodes and can only be used effectively if you polish it. Today they are made of a large piece of heavy duty plastic pipe and a smaller pipe to form the handle. I happen to own two of them and they are readily available for rent in town. So, my point is that they are now often called clam tubes since they are a plastic tube and of course this offends nobody except those of us who still remember the old days. I think this controversy has an old answer and a more contemporary answer. By the way, have either of you been clamming recently and did you get any of fabled old mossy-backs like we could in the '60s. I haven't seen one in years, but it still can be a lot of fun. -Jim Hoff ('57) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) To: Lora Homme Page ('60), Connie Madron Hall ('60) and "Pappy" George Swan ('59) Re: Antiques After a delightful week end in Richland attending R2K+4 and the '64 reunion this week end the entries in the Alumni Sandstorm about being an antique gave me a good laugh today. Returned to my home late last night. Anxious to catch up on the couple of days of Sandstorms I read them before going to sleep. When the subject of antique came up from Lora Homme Page ('60) I giggled because I was feeling quite young and vibrant after such a fun week end with the Bombers. Then this mornings Sandstorm antique came up again. (I was also in an antique shop in the Uptown south end/east side while viewing and catching up to Bombers on Saturday. Didn't see the same picture unless you had already bought the picture Lora or it wasn't the same store.) Sorry I missed you. Would have been fun to run into you. Now on the subject of antiques. My giggling about the subject threw me back to my years of antiques and collectibles, even selling at one time. Still pondering being an antique. Years ago I was told that at an "antique was one year older than the oldest person in the world". My 1957 Webster Dictionary describes antique as "of ancient times, ancient, old. Out of date, Antiquated". That lead me to looking up links about the oldest person in the world. The oldest person in the links that I found was 122 years old. I think I would much rather believe an "Antique is one year older than the oldest person in the world". That lead me to the word 'Old" in the dictionary. That was enough. Thanks for the laughter. Was Connie's picture rescued from the antique shop? To: Maren Smyth ('63 and '64) Re: Name tags Wow, awesome whatever word that could describe the name tags I'm not sure. Maren your design of the "64 name tags has finally made finding each other and meeting the new at a reunion so easy. I could be standing five feet away and read the name tag. The name tag holders with a cord to put them around the neck just added to a "savable" to use again name tag and will save a lot of work in the future for others for reunions. To: Class of '64 Re: Reunion Not many were at the R2K+4 reunion but we were invited in to be with the Class of '64. Again thanks to the name tags I found many siblings of students who I knew during my school years and was able to find out where ones were that I haven't seen on the Sandstorm or seen at reunions as well as younger students that I knew. The group who organized your reunion did an outstanding job. The memorial part of your program brought a lot of tears honoring Bombers who have fallen but brought home how important our times together as Bombers needs to be. Jeanie Armstrong Reynolds ('64) and DeeDee Willox Loiseau ('64) did an outstanding job on the reunion booklet. It was like reading an annual that was updated to 2004. Thanks for inviting the R2K+4 Bombers and being so welcoming. Bombers Have Fun -Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) ~ Browns Point, WA - where the moon is glowing on the water as it gets fuller each day. Maybe it will glow early enough on the Fourth of July for the Bombers who come for the fireworks to enjoy. Of course that would mean we will have a clear day in Western Washington. I can hope! ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Roy Ballard ('63) To: Betty Hiser Gulley ('49) The administration will demolish Jason Lee if they can, they have already said this. They also didn't say in the article that the mold problem has been going on for longer than the length of time that they said. I was on the committee for the bond issue that started about 2 years ago. I also talked with a environmental company that told me that they had done a survey for the school district about 2 or 3 years ago and the district did nothing. Also the lady that brought in her own HEPA filter is a neighbor of mine and also a good friend. She had been telling the district about the problem for quite a while with no results. Also the school secretary who left Jason Lee - and I believe went to Wiley - Got rid of all her respiratory problems when she left for about 5 or 6 years and they returned when she came back after that time. Certain children had respiratory problems clear up during the summer and then return when school started again. So the district has known about the problem for quite a while and has done nothing about it since the problem first arose. Just a little more info. -Roy Ballard ('63) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Gary Behymer (64) FYI...I have been informed that Columbian yearbooks from the class years 1963, 1964 & 1965 will be posted, in the near future, on eBay... Keep your eyes open! -Gary Behymer ('64) ~ Colfax, WA ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Bill Scott ('64) and Cherrie Tempero Scott ('64) Re: A magical reunion With all the words I know, I could not have written a more eloquent and touching tribute to the Class of '64's wonderful reunion than Jo Miles did in the last couple of Alumni Sandstorms. Thank you, Jo, for summing it up so beautifully. As is my custom, I've been analyzing the emotions Cherrie and I felt after this weekend. Why is it so hard to say goodbye to people we see only briefly every five or ten years? I think the answer is the shared memories we all have. We have so much in common - the struggles, the insecurities, the triumphs, the fears - from a crucial, formative period in our lives. The shared experiences of those years make our relationships with each other more enduring and powerful than friendships with neighbors we might live next to for decades. And, let's face it, while many people think their town is special, we all did come from a most unique place and time. There is perhaps only one other town like it in America - Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Cherrie and I want to express our heartfelt thanks to all who made this reunion truly touching and memorable. You've given us another weekend of memories with dear friends that will last forever. To those of you who live at a distance who couldn't make it, I'm truly sorry; you missed something very special. And for those of you who live in the Tri-Cities, and still couldn't find it in your heart to join your classmates for a weekend, shame on you. You don't know what you missed. For those attending your first Bomber reunion, we hope you will be back to the next. May our departed classmates rest in peace with God. -Bill Scott ('64) and Cherrie Tempero Scott ('64) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Diana Bennett Ground ('64) Re: '64's 40-year Reunion A heartfelt "thank you" to the entire reunion committee who did such a wonderful job in the planning and execution of a wonderful reunion. Especially to Ray Stein for his moving video tribute to those in our class who have passed away -- unfortunately there are way too many -- and to Ken Finley for his words at the memorial balloon release on Sunday morning. Thanks again everyone who worked so hard. It was a great weekend. -Diana Bennett Ground ('64) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Kathie Roe Truax ('64) I just wanted to send a note to say hello to my '64 friends. Even though I had two daughters + spouses and 4 grandkids in town, I was planning to stop by the Desert Inn on Friday evening. It turned into one of those wonderful family weekends where I just couldn't tear myself away. Sunday evening I was sorry I had missed the opportunity to see my old friends, but I was as happy as a mother/ grandmother could be to have spent a perfect weekend with her family. I did hear from some of you ... thanks, Jan, for the good call on Sunday morning ... and everyone said it was a wonderful reunion. Kudos to Kathy Hoff Conrad & her team for organizing everything and to Ray Stein for the excellent slide presentation; I heard the slide show was the hit of the weekend. I'm sure you all had a wonderful time, and I'll be sure to see you at the next one. Bomber cheers, -Kathie Roe Truax ('64) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Brad Upton ('74) Re: Class of '74 Reunion Yes, we had a wonderful reunion. Mike spent last Thursday night in the hospital (I'll let him explain). Personally, I think he knew the only way I was going to forgive him for missing the reunion, was if he was hospitalized. Bingo! He spends the night in Kadlec and thereby saves his house from a late night egging and toilet papering. We had a great time, everyone looked great and we are all planning a summer cruise to Alaska in 2006 to celebrate our 50th birthday. You'll go on that won't you Mike? 24 hour buffets! We missed you big fella. Take care of yourself and get better soon. -Brad Upton ('74) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Karen Davis Scheffer ('76) Re: Mike Davis ('74) -- not a reunion man Hope all you 1974 Bomber graduates know why Mike Davis wasn't there? Well, he wasn't planning on going---but he wasn't planning on spending the time in the hospital either. Hope you're feeling better, big brother. You know how much you mean to all of us - take care of yourself and do what the doctors tell you to - it's time to get serious. For all of us Davis'. I love you Mike. -Karen Davis Scheffer ('76) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Treg Owings ('76) To: RaeLynne ('78) It is OWINGS. I can't believe you gave me the Owens name. I have not seen Joyce in a while but will ask my Mom to see if she might know where she is. How is the rest of your family? I sure do remember those games. Now days a neighbor would probably shoot us as prowlers. Times have really changed!! -Treg Owings ('76) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jill Richey Bruun ('78) Hello All you Bomber Fans! My name is Jill Richey Bruun and I am the niece of Marilyn Richey ('53RIP) as well as Don Richey ('47RIP) and the daughter of Alan Richey ('49RIP) and Beverley Raffety. Ever since Marilyn's passing on March 21 of this year, I have been trying to get her things in order. Presently I am trying to sell one of her cars, and I thought that you may be able to help me out. I am writing this information in the Alumni Sandstorm because I knew that if anyone knew how the Richeys took care of their cars, it would probably be all of you. They were pretty particular! :) The car that I am trying to Sell is a 1991 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme, 4 Dr., Low Miles 80,000, A/C etc. Marilyn bought this car from an older friend of hers in Pendleton, a couple of years ago for $5,000. Marilyn and I discussed what it was worth before her passing and she told me that it was worth at least $3,000. So, anyway if you know any one looking for a car, for themselves or a child, that has basically just been driven around Richland for the last couple of years, and well maintained, have them give me a call. My # is 943-2697 and ask for Jill or Mike. Thanks So Much for your support! Sincerely, -Jill Richey Bruun ('78) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Dan Morgan ('83) Class of 1985 - 20 Year Reunion Hi! Debbie Wright Ellis ('85) has asked me to post for her to ask if planning has begun for the 20 Year Reunion for '85 in '05. Debbie would like to help with the Committee. Thanks in advance! -Dan Morgan ('83) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Joanie Turley Dick ('64WaHi) I was at Richland high school one sophomore year. I did see Darlene Huesties after that but we have since lost contact..about 30 years ago! I remember Kathi Hoff and a gal named Marilyn and one named Diane..they were all friends. I'd love to get in touch with Darlene and Kathi. I also remember Paula Lyons..I remember how nice she was. I'm sorry I won't be able to come to your reunion and thanks so much for emailing me. -Joanie Turley Dick ('64WaHi) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) Re: Jack Dawson's ('52) letter Jack is absolutely right, we owe our freedom to those boys. To all you Quilters out there, a friend of mine in the midwest and her guild is making lap quilts for the returning wounded at Walter Reed hospital. If you would like to send quilt blocks to her I will give you her address or you could send them to me and I will get them to her. They prefer red/white/blue blocks but if you have orphan blocks hanging around they would appreciate those too. She said those boys love their own personal quilts. -BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* ******************************************************* Funeral Notice >>Pearl Helgeson Freudendahl ('56) ~ died 6/13/04 *************************************** *************************************** That's it for the month. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` May, 2004 ~ July, 2004