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16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 *********************************************** *********************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/01/04 Dateline: New Orleans, LA (yesterday 10pm: 78 - 74% humidity) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 17 Bombers sent stuff: Orrin Pilkey ('52), Dorothy Wright ('54WB) Darlene Trethewey ('56WB), Jim Hoff ('57) Dan Noble ('58), Lora Homme ('60) Irene de la Bretonne ('61), John Browne ('61) Fred Schafer ('63) & Ann Engel ('63) Lyndy Wheeler ('62), Linda Reining ('64) David Rivers ('65), Jeff Michael ('65) Guy Lobdell ('66), Rick Maddy ('67) Daniel Laybourn ('70) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Cathy Rice ('77) More information: Click the lunch you want to know about. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Orrin Pilkey ('52) Re: Turbidity Currents Mike Waggoner's ('60) idea as to how the giant turbidity currents that carried the "big flood"sediment to the Tufts abyssal plain (water almost 3 miles deep) may well be correct. In fact, upon reflection, piling up of the sediment into an unstable mass is probably the most likely reason why the current formed. Perhaps there were multiple curents. Turbidity currents can be big things. One - on the Hatteras Abyssal Plain off the East Coast was determined to be a 100 cubic kilometer mass (Mt. St. Helens released 1 cubic Kilometer) and contained shells from very shallow water (intertidal) -Orrin Pilkey ('52) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Dorothy Wright Woodwind ('54WB) Re: Hello, from Dorothy WRIGHT Hi everyone, I recently found the Bomber site. I love to see words like sandstorm, tumbleweed, and low humidity mentioned. Just keep talking, I'll keep enjoying. Marcus Whitman, '44-'49, Carmichael, '49-'51. I never got the sand out of my shoes. Wishing I could see my old, dear friends. Have a wonderful 50th Reunion Class of 1954! I will not forget you! DOT -Dorothy Wright Woodwind ('54WB) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Darlene Trethewey Dunning ('56WB) I don't write much, but read every day. In thinking about the past I was wondering if any one knows or remembers a man over by Spalding who repaired and rebuilt bicycles. I was about 13 and had walked by his place and there was this beautiful blue bike. I really wanted but it cost $20.00 which I didn't have. After a checking it out for several days and a few tears I ended up with this treasure and a great memory of a neat guy. -Darlene Trethewey Dunning ('56WB) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jim Hoff ('57) Re: Bombers Are Everywhere After returning from a lengthy trip in Northern Europe I have been amused by the writings about puddles and other such events. So I thought I would send a new topic area for us to write about. That topic is the unbelievable encounters we have with Bombers or Bomber related items in this large world of ours. On August 4th my wife and I were in Stockholm, Sweden. After a long day of sight seeing and shopping in old town we decided to head back to our transportation destination. For some reason I decided we would take a short cut up this narrow winding street in hopes of saving a few blocks of walking and also to see an area less tourist oriented. Anyway, part way up the street this small shop attracted me and I stopped and decided I would enter, my wife said she was not interested so she waited outside. After looking around a bit the shop keeper appeared and I was astonished to see he had a T-shirt on that said the "Bombers" on it. So I asked him where it was from and said the United States and I then went on to explain that I had graduated from the only high school in the U.S. that had the Bombers as a mascot. He asked where that was and I told him it was Richland, Washington. He immediately smiled and said "That is where I bought this shirt." I asked when and why and he said "A few years ago when I played in a Rock band and we played a concert there." Now to make this connection even more unbelievable I thanked him for his time and complemented him on his fine little shop to which he replied "It is not mine and I am just filling in today for my girlfriend who owns it." Now I knew it was meant to be that this chance beyond chance encounter was clearly destined to be. I will also send with this a photo of the fellow and the shop. -Jim Hoff ('57) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Dan Noble ('58) Re: Club 40 Golf If anyone is interested, I have 3 tee times, starting at 7:00 AM, for Saturday, September 11 at West Richland Golf Course. So far, there are 4 of us that will be there. Chuck Zook, Bill Olson, Darrel Henjum and me. There is room for 8 more and I think I can get more if necessary. Email me. -Dan Noble ('58) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Lora Homme Page ('60) To: George "Pappy" Swan ('59) Re: The Dog Sphinx Pappy, none of the Puddle Pals saw the lion with a dog's head in the background of the hot tub photo. You're probably the only one in the world who did. However, when you say that none of us would admit that we thought you were nuts, you're very much mistaken. I think we all admit freely that everyone in the puddle, especially you, is more than a little off center but it has nothing to do with your alert observation of mythical creatures in the bushes. The fact that none of us responded to your comments only means that the rest of us are obtuse and just didn't see it so didn't get it, not that you aren't funny anymore. Carry on! To: Tedd Cadd ('66) Re: If a tree falls in the forest, etc. It has always seemed a little arrogant to me for us to think that if no one's there to hear a tree fall there's no sound. It would follow then that if there's no one there to see it, there is no sunset. That would mean that if we did something reeeealy foolish and there were no more people, the universe would cease to exist. That would make us more powerful than God. I don't think so! -Lora Homme Page ('60) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Irene de la Bretonne Hays ('61) For those truly interested in exploring the concept of NOW, I suggest reading THE POWER OF NOW, by Eckhart Tolle. There are, of course, many many great minds throughout history who have explored the concept, but this current read is especially accessible. -Irene de la Bretonne Hays ('61) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: John Browne, Jr. ('61) Re: Now, now... To Pappy: Nuts and twisted minds are funny ALL The time (as long as it isn't happening to ME), sir... Now and Forever (whatever THAT means). However, lovely young things on the prowl seldom appreciate being Reminded of their Chaperones. It detracts from the aura of hell-for-leather derring-do. It's gauche to gush about the woofer (unless you're Sgt. Preston. Then, it's de rigueur.) woof! woof-woof! To Juan der N: "Now and Then there's a fool such as I.." goes the old song. I wonder which side of Now is Then on? Is it "Then, when everything was..."; or "If I can't go, Then I'm gonna hold my breath until.."? Maybe it's on Both sides. So, by Laura Homme's paradigm, it describes an illusional state which has no basis in Reality. With regard to my Theory, I'm sticking to it. There's "NO TIME like (ie =) the PRESENT. The apparent movement is just a willingness of the spirit to suspend awareness of eternity, shatter, and inhabit a lot of 3 (or 4) dimensional holograms that make everything feel like "Time" is "going by", when it's just a string of imaginary projections of old still-foto memories of an imagined universe. That's all. To Laura Homme: Oh YEAH? If there's No PAST, then where do LEFTOVERS come from, hmmmm? I don't HEAR YOU... (i wonder if there's anything in the fridge... it was right here, a minute ago..? hmmm) ^..^ -John Browne, Jr. ('61) ~ Vashon Island, WA ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Lyndy Wheeler Myers ('62) To: The class of '62 I have some sad news. Vivian Gericke Horak's [('62- -foreign exchange student from South Africa] only daughter, Joanne was killed in a freak accident last week. I am sure she would love to hear from her U.S. friends at this sad time. Thanks for your thoughts -Lyndy Wheeler Myers ('62) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Fred & Ann Engel Schafer ('63) Re: Portland/Vancouver Bomber Luncheon DATE: Saturday - September 11, 2004 VISIT TIME: 11:00am ORDER LUNCH: 11:30am WHERE: DoubleTree/Columbia River Take Jantzen Beach Mall Exit off of I-5 RSVP: Contact Fred or Ann Engel Schafer ('63) if you are planning to join us! All Bombers, Spouses & Friends are welcome! -Fred & Ann Engel Schafer ('63) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Linda Reining ('64) To: George "Pappy " Swan ('59) Re: dog in bushes/4th picture of Vicki Owens' ('72) road trip I thought my eyes were playing tricks, so had to go back and look at it, again---definitely a dog in the bushes--better than a bear in the bushes. -Linda Reining ('64) ~ Bakersfield, CA - heat is still here---105 yesterday and supposed to be just as hot today, IF not hotter! ugh! ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: David Rivers ('65) Re: Bummer, Dude Uh Oh... I forgot to call Kathy Hoff ('64) on the 30th and wish her happy birthday!!!!!!! Arrrrrrrrrrrgh. I ran up to Monterey Friday to pick up a nice little '37 Plymouth 5 window custom... had some guys take a 23 Roadster to Pomona for me to sell and drove the coupe down to meet them... Big Sur was beautiful and all the stops along the way are just as nice as ever. Laid over in Santa Barbara when the fog got too thick and then met up with the Boys in Pomona. Ran over to Whittier to pick up a nice Quick Change I got from a guy and had a nice dinner with the boys at a Stewart Anderson's... But the next morning the guy with the trailer wanted to leave early cuz he hadda work Sunday night... after breaking up the fight I told Trailer boy to go ahead and go home and I'd drive the roadster home if one of them would drive the coupe... was like throwing meat in a shark tank... "pick me... pick me"... finished all the rows in the swap meet... got my list almost finished except for two items... a 4 foot brake and a heavy tube bender... never found a brake but found two very nice benders but the trailer was gone... oh well... maybe in October... Drove the roadster home... the little flathead performed just as I hoped it would and except for the grueling sun it was a wonderful trip... in Court the next morning guys asked me if I'd spent a week on the beach... no... just 4 hours across the Mojave in a roadster. I am very disappointed to have Denny Johnson ('62WB) burst my bubble to find that the words to 60 minute man are racey... not about a watch... I KNEW it wasn't about a watch... I thought the guy was a track star... now I'm almost afraid to listen to the radio... probably find out that "Rock with me Henry" was naughty too... Next the smut doctors will try and bring down Hank Ballard songs... Bessy Smith... oh my oh my... when will it end???????????? -David Rivers ('65) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jeff Michael ('65) Hey there, Bombers and Bomberettes: Now, I've got a few comments to share. Oooops, time's up! Excuse me, I'm on the RIGHT side of the bathroom door (the hinges are on the left side...I don't wanna get squished when the door flies open!) This NOW conversation is like deja view all over again. I'm sure we had it at Robert Hart's house during his birthday party when he turned 14 or something. But that was then and this is now. Besides, I may be misremembering my own personal illusion of events that never happened in the now, then. So, now then, on the subject of the large critter in the background of the touring ladies in the concrete (fiberglass, wooden, whatever) puddle. I DID notice it (DID TOO!) and was going to make some wise a** remark (as usual). But then my focus returned to the primary subjects in the photo and the animal instincts regarding the animal receded to less primal regions of my cranial matter. Besides, no matter, I figured everyone else saw it too (DID TOO), so why point out the obvious (nose on your/my face). Then when it (not the nose... the critter) was mentioned by a fellow Bomber, I figured, again wrongly, this was proof of the logic of my first thesis (hypothesis, whatever), that everybody saw the critter. Since no one seemed to sense the humor, based solely on the lack comments, one has to wonder: was it the lack of seeing the critter (viewers over come by the foreground often don't track the background---many an ambush has been based on that premise). Or was it the assumption (which has not been proven true or false) that everyone figured everyone else saw the critter, so why mention it. Or, in fact, is neither conclusion correct, but rather that no one (for whatever reason) felt compelled to comment on the comment about the critter! Say, what was that critter anyway? And..."Who let the dog(s) out." Now, for sumpin' new...I've only been in town a bit over a year and have been busted already. Can you believe it? I was spinnin' a few tunes in the backyard of a fellow's house in west Pasco Saturday night. The yard backs up to the Columbia (NICE VIEW). There were a few (hundred) folks there...probably not many over 300 for a wedding reception. Long about 10:45 some red and blue blinking lights arrived in the drive. (I knew I didn't bring my bubble gum machines.) Seems someone over the water in Bomberville didn't like my music selections! Like, next time, just call in a request! Guess the good news for me was, the party wound down really quickly after that. But still... Best wishes to Mr. Paul Beardsley, recovering at home. -Jeff Michael ('65) ~ Where the full moon shining on the mighty Columbia at midnight Saturday was just soooo awesome! ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Guy Lobdell ('66) To: George "Pappy" Swan ('59) Pappy: Where the heck are all the Marines, Jarheads, Gyrenes, etc., etc., from Columbia High School (AKA Richland High School)? I thought for sure that we would at least garner a few replies to our posts???? Ya think they already recalled them to active duty for the latest little fracas in the desert? N A! There's got ta be a lot of ole' timers like us out there, or ya think them's all computer illiterate? That can't be the problem, I happen ta know some of 'em and they's pretty smart ya know. Got high faluttin' jobs in that there 'tomic area and all. Then again there's even more who were in police jobs around here, and that takes some smarts! Hey, Pappy, I'll bet I know what the problem is, they all probably figure we're goin' ta ask 'em ta do somethin' more than just have a get together.......... -Guy Lobdell ('66) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Rick Maddy ('67) To: Lora Homme Page ('60) Re: Illusion Impossible for me to be suspended in the NOW, even while pondering, for matter is a constant, unending movement into the future's abyss. And, for clarification, has nothing to do with mushrooms (old Bomber joke). I was only stating the obvious. The construct, NOW, at the snap of a finger, faster than the blink of an eye... is the past... and because I like digressing. My illusionary past and subtle visions from surfaced unconsciousness shows me that one must take precaution with information from the delusional. 1. Alone on our death bed will we find the answer to being deceived by a false belief, or not. 2. Only one thing better than a great glass of wine; a cold beer. -Rick Maddy ('67) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Daniel Laybourn ('70) To: Wally Erickson ('53) Don't miss the Monterey Bay Aquarium! -Daniel Laybourn ('70) ~ the upper central Monterey Bay coast... *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/02/04 Dateline: New Orleans, LA (Yesterday 10pm: 81 - 74% humidity) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 8 Bombers sent stuff: Ralph Myrick ('51), James Johnson ('60) Lora Homme ('60), Helen Cross ('62) John Adkins ('62), Gary Behymer ('64) Greg Poynor ('66), Betti Avant ('69) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Linda Lester ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gordon Mumford ('72) BOMBER CALENDAR: Click the event you want to know more about. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Ralph Myrick ('51) I have heard from some of the folks that had Helen Skogen as teacher. Wow! Helen was really well thought of as a great teacher. Judy and I will put together a booklet with all the comments made to her. You know, it is much better to tell her while she can hear first hand from you guys rather than at a funeral service. I have been to a number where all the neat things were said about that individual and they couldn't hear a thing. Need some more comments. Thanks to those who have responded so far. -Ralph Myrick ('51) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: James Johnson ('60) Jim Hoff's ('57) story about seeing the Bomber T-shirt in Stockholm reminded me of an experience I had in Australia. While working in Melbourne in 1983 I took an Easter holiday to Alice Springs. There are only two things to do in Alice. One is to watch the Henley-On- Todd Regatta, a race of bottomless boats made out of beer cans and on a dry river (it should be pointed out that in true Australian fashion they have to cancel the boat race if it rains!). But since the Regatta is in August I settled for the second most popular event, the camel caravan. It's about a 3k jaunt, concluding at a winery for a tasting and meal. I was in the back "seat" of a two-humped camel (a sheila was in front) and from the camel immediately behind us I heard distinctive "yank" accents. After we got to the winery I learned they were indeed Americans. Where are you from? "The Pacific Northwest." Oh, really, what part? "Washington." Oh, really, so am I. What city? "Kennewick!" -James Johnson ('60) ~ Marietta, Georgia ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Lora Homme Page ('60) To: John Brown, Jr. ('61) Re: Now and Then What an interesting question, which side of NOW is THEN on? I like your answer and examples showing that it goes both directions. I agree. Except that you can't GET there from here because it either no longer exists or doesn't exist yet. You can only THINK about it and the only place in time that you can be to think about it is the present. Like you said, there's no time like the present. As a matter of fact, there's no other time at all, except as neuron activity, or whatever it is, in our brains. Space, on the other hand, is a whole 'nother thing, it's certainly possible to move through space. Since space and time are, as I understand it, inseparable within the dimensions that define our existence, how do we get over THERE? Do we move through space trapped in our NOW bubble? Each step I take is in the NOW no matter how fast I run. However, if I keep running faster, if that were possible, and shortening the time that it takes me in my little NOW bubble to get from A to B, eventually I will arrive in no time at all. Then if I keep running faster, I will arrive at my destination before I started, thereby going backwards in time and that's not possible because the past doesn't exist anymore. Oh good grief! There must be some physicists out there, didn't Einstein address some of this? What the heck am I talking about!? Leftovers come from poor planing. To: Rick Maddy ('67) If it's impossible for you to be suspended in the NOW, where are you and how did you get there!? -Lora Homme Page ('60) ~ Where is my puddle? I belong in my puddle, not running around here in space and time. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) I want to extend my get well wishes and thinking of you wishes to Kay Wier Fishback ('37 Bronco). I am praying for you, as you were one of the first to teach me to pray as one of my long time ago Sunday School teachers at CUP. I also extend my best wishes to your family, Alan ('61) and Roger ('62) who I remember well. To: Lyndy Wheeler Myers ('62) I am so sorry to learn of Vivian's daughter's death. What a loss to any parent. I will write you to get her email address, it is the least I can do. And congratulations to Oma (Maren Smyth ('63 and '64)}. It is so neat that you can be with your daughter at this special time. I'm sure they all are so glad you can be there with them. Enjoy. -Helen Cross Kirk ('62) ~ W. Harrison, IN - where I watched the sun set over the little lake tonight ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: John Adkins ('62) Re: Linda Reining ('64) Did I read that right? Linda Reining ('64) was "bear" in the bushes?? -John Adkins ('62) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Gary Behymer ('64) Re: Bomber Mascots Jim Hoff ('57) said "..then went on to explain that I had graduated from the only high school in the U.S. that had the Bombers as a mascot." Jim: There are a number of other Bomber mascots (;-)Bomber Mascot Website -Gary Behymer ('64) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [NONE of the others have a mushroom cloud. -Maren] ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Greg Poynor ('66) Tedd Cadd ('66) in the Alumni Sandstorm of 08/31/04 raises an interesting point, but the wrong question ("If a tree falls in the forest and there is nobody there to hear it, does it make a sound?"). The question should be, "If a husband is alone in the forest and his wife is not there to hear it, is he still wrong?" Hmmm -Greg Poynor ('66) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [OF COURSE he's wrong... and/or it's his fault -Maren] ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Betti Avant ('69) Jeff et al: You were asking who let the dogs out in regards to the picture of the gals from '72. Salina, KS just passed an ordinance that went into effect 1 Sept, that all pit bulls and even pit bull mixes must be registered at the court house. They even made green collars the dogs have to wear to identify them as "such critters". A lot of people waited until the last minute to do it so the lines were quite long yesterday. Some owners even indicated they would bring them in to be euthanized rather than license them, as it would be cheaper to put them to sleep than license them. It just takes a few dogs to make trouble to change things. Bomber cheers, -Betti Avant ('69) ~ Goodland, KS - where they lied this week and it has been in the 90s *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/03/04 Dateline: New Orleans, LA (2am: 81 - 84% humidity) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 14 Bombers sent stuff: Carole Clark ('54), Mike Clowes ('54) Dean Enderle ('57), Jim Hoff ('57) Linda Stewart ('57), Marlene Maness ('57WB) George Swan ('59), Patti Jones ('60) John Browne, Jr. ('61), Denny Johnson ('62WB) Joe Ford ('63), Linda Reining ('64) Shirley Collings ('66), Treg Owings ('76) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Carole Clark Oien ('54) To: Lora Homme Page ('60) Oh no, leftovers come from GOOD planning! You only have to cook once and then use the microwave. You learn a lot in the extra six years after graduation. Haha. -Carole Clark Oien ('54) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) Re: Now After reading the several learned discussions on the concepts of now, then, here and there; I wonder how many Bombers have studied at the feet of the great master Prof. Irwin Corey ("World's Foremost Expert"). Except that the concept of "there" does not apply in Oakland, CA, for Gertrude Stein has already stated that "There is no there, there." Wandering minds want to know, -Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Dean Enderle ('57) Re: Places where Bombers meet I noticed a couple of recent entries about encountering Bomber related items (Jim Hoff's ('57) bomber T-shirt in Sweden, etc). Anyway it reminded me of a time back in 1972 I was with some Army guys sitting in a roof top bar in Kunsan, South Korea and I asked one of them where he was from and he replied "you probably never heard of it but it is Pasco, Washington State" I then told him I came from Richland and another guy in the group exclaimed "thats where I am from", turns out he graduated a couple of years after me but we had a few laughs talking about the "good/bad old days in the Tri-City area. Just goes to show there are Bombers all over the place. -Dean Enderle ('57) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jim Hoff ('57) Re: Bombers and Stockholm I stand corrected on the issue of only school with the mascot of "Bomber", but I did also explain to him that it went with the symbol of the mushroom cloud. I am sure he was every bit as confused as anyone would be from a foreign country talking about school mascot, atomic weapons development, WWII etc. I have a Doctor friend who thinks the fusion (hydrogen bomb) came before the fission (atomic bomb). -Jim Hoff ('57) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Linda Stewart Nicholson ('57) Re: Agate Hunting My cousin is coming from Indiana for his '54' reunion and Club 40. He has expressed an interest in hunting agates while he is here. Are there any such places left that do not have a housing development on top of them? I would appreciate any help in that direction. Thanks, -Linda Stewart Nicholson ('57) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Marlene Maness Mulch ('57WB) To: Lora Homme Page ('60) "What The #&*$!? Do We Know?" is a movie that is playing locally that addresses the questions you raise. The web site for the movie is A review I read states that it is "a documentary about the confluence of leading-edge science-- quantum physics, molecular biology, neurobiology-- with spirituality. All bound together with state-of-the-art, high-action animated special effects." The leading actress is Marlee Matlin. I was personally disappointed in the movie but everyone else is raving about it. If you see it let me know what you think. -Marlene Maness Mulch ('57WB) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: George "Pappy" Swan ('59) Re: The NOW of OLD and YOUNG Today was the opening day of Forest Grouse Hunting Season when old men, accompanied by their old dog (sometimes not so old), take their comfortable old hunting vest and cherished old shotgun and drive the familiar old pickup to the usual old canyon in the mountains and trudge through the favorite old Grouse thickets. However, they're not really concerned if they get old Mr. Grouse or not. They're just intent on losing themselves with their best friend in the old ways and memories of other times. A good thing too. I didn't see a grouse nor fire a shot. But I had a wonderful day so color me happy as in "Happy Pappy." Darby, my Yellow Lab, had a good one also. I swear, once she realized that we were going hunting, she had a smile on her face. September 1 is the harbinger of various hunting seasons every year in Washington State. It is the date that I begin looking forward to the very day after the previous hunting season closed. I think the happiness sprang from a day of hunting (something that I really love doing), watching the dog work (something that she really loves doing), and pondering the concept of "OLD." No doubt about it, I am getting OLD. Well, maybe not OLD but OLDER, as in no longer "YOUNG." There are "signs," signs like an occasional stumble, getting tired a little sooner, and aches and pains that never used to be there. But, I believe that OLD is a "relative" term. I used to be YOUNGER than most of my relatives. NOW (there's that concept again), I am OLDER than most of my relatives. And, even though I am OLDER, I am NOW actually happier than when I was YOUNGER because I think that I have developed a deeper fondness and appreciation for my life-long interests. It's not so much of a passion anymore but more of a contentment. In two weeks, on the weekend of September 18 and 19, it will all come together, both YOUNG and OLD, when I take my grandkids on the Youth Hunting Weekend. That, NOW, annual weekend is one of the greatest concepts developed by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife for the youth of our state to learn and develop a lifelong outdoor activity. Similar to the special free fishing weekend in springtime and the youth deer hunting seasons in October, the Youth Hunting weekend allows only young people under 16 years of age to hunt Upland Game Birds and Waterfowl without adult competition but under non-hunting adult supervision. The kids must have completed Hunter Education training and have a valid Washington State hunting license for small game. I have been an outdoorsman my entire life because my dad took me along and showed me how. I did the same for my daughter and NOW, I am doing the same for my grandkids because I believe that a kid raised to enjoy and respect the outdoors is one less kid on the streets getting into trouble. -George "Happy Pappy" Swan ('59) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) The Puget Sound area luncheon will be hosted by Tom Hughes ('56) while I am away at Club 40. Hoped Tom would make Club 40 but his busy life will allow him time to host the luncheon. Any questions email Tom at Re: South Puget Sound Area/Fife luncheon DATE: September 12, 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 - The weather is definitely not boring. The crew of the Lady Washington I'm sure are delighted as she arrived here in Commencement Bay as the wind was perfect for her sailing. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: John Browne, Jr. ('61) Re: Bubble bubble... To Lora Homme Page ('60): Hey- isn't your "NOWBubble" another term for "Space"? It seems like there's no Time without Movement, since, otherwise, how could you tell? If there's no Movement, then there's no Space, either, since Movement describes Space, which actually doesn't exist on its own- it's just a convenient name for "a place that didn't exist until something moved in and filled it up". Einstein DID say something about "going faster"... how time slows down the faster you go. So, if you could go the speed of Light, then, maybe, you could examine the Universe in No Time at All- which would mean that your "NOWBubble" would include Everything (except Nothing, which has no attributes or conditions... but you need it, anyhow- else where are you going to PUT "Everything"?) Yes... Everything depends upon Nothing- nothing, at all... ^.. ^ ps I look forward to leftovers- so maybe it's "poor planning" when there isn't any. ^..^ -John Browne, Jr. ('61) ~ Vashon Island, WA ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Denny Johnson ('62WB) Re: Maren's insertion into the "is he still wrong?" question I refer to the standard list of spousal responses: Referencing husband's response #2: "yes dear" This response is only 2nd because #1 is so pre-eminent: "yes, dear..of course, you're RIGHT dear" Reminding all of you fellows out there... there are several things that supersede the importance of a Muncie 4 speed or a 57" HDTV plasma/projection/whatever- One is a VIKING computerized sewing machine, and the other is ANY kitchen appliance that offers convenience along with an upscale "gourmet kitchen" appearance. Once we men are trained to prioritize... any relationship is salvageable. -Denny Johnson ('62WB) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Joe Ford ('63) Folks; Regarding the exchange between Orrin Pilkey ('52) and Michael Waggoner ('60), I have a couple of comments: The Lake Missoula floods are one of the great phenomena of the Northwest. As an enthusiastic lay geology buff, I'm looking forward to the Lake Missoula Flood trail. It's interesting to read Orrin Pilkey's comments think that the sediment carried down the Columbia as the result of the floods eventually came to rest so far out in the Pacific. For examples of Lake Missoula shorelines, as noted in the NY Times article, take yourself to Missoula itself, and look up at the mountain-side to the north (if memory serves) of downtown. There are literally dozens of terraces marking the various shorelines of the lake as its level rose and fell behind the glacial dam. I like to imagine standing on the top of Rattlesnake or Badger or some other safe high point when a head of water dozens or hundreds of feet high came down from Spokane, slowing and ponding around Pasco, backing up to Walla Walla and Prosser, and gnawing its way through Wallula Gap. Wonderful commentary on the Sandstorm. BTW, do a Google search for Orrin Pilkey or Michael Waggoner. We're in distinguished company here. Best and warmest greetings to all. -Joe Ford ('63) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Linda Reining ('64) To: John Adkins ('62) you funny. *grin* -Linda Reining ('64) ~ Bakersfield, CA - too blasted HOT--over 100 for the rest of the week!!!! ******************************************************* ******************************************************* From: Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) **EXTRA**EXTRA**READ ALL ABOUT IT** From 9/2/04 TCHerald "George Brunstad, Bomber class of 1952, became the oldest person to swim the English Channel. He turned 70 on 8/26/04. Two days later, he swam across the Channel, becoming the oldest person to swim the 21-mile stretch of water. A deeply religious man, Brunstad and many other members of his church have spent time in the town of Hinche, Haiti, where the church sponsors an orphanage. Many young children there lose their parents to the AIDS epidemic. "One evening 15 months ago, I was drifting off to sleep and a thought came to mind," he said. "I pictured myself as an old man and there was an opportunity to do something and I didn't do anything about it." That something was to help build a new orphanage, school, medical clinic and church for the children Through Brunstad's swim, he would raise money for that project. There is even a Web site, put up by the Center of Hope. He never expected the response he's gotten. But he understands it. "I've taken human performance where it's never been before," he said. "Nobody can conceive a 70-year-old [(even a Richland Bomber -Shirley)] doing it. I just thank God.: More importantly, to this point he's raised $11,000 for Center of Hope Project. TCHerald Article Picture of George while he is swimming the Channel Current picture of George Hopefully fellow Bombers are able to help George in his pursuit, -Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) ~ Richland ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Treg Owings ('76) I went to the mascot page and reread all the goings on when we had the 10.5 foot bomb in '81. What ever happened to that bomb? Also, did the school board get re-elected who voted to not accept that gift? -Treg Owings ('76) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Treg -- NOT 1981 -- more like 2001. -Maren] *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/04/04 Dateline: New Orleans, LA (Now: 77 - 78% humidity) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 18 Bombers sent stuff: Anna May Wann ('49), Betty Hiser ('49) Jim Jensen ('50), Charlotte Carlson ('52) Dore Tyler ('53), John Bruntlett ('54) Laura Dean Kirby ('55), Spencer Hinson ('56) Max Sutton ('57), George Swan ('59) Joanne Rolph ('59), Lora Homme ('60) Mike Lewis ('60), Jay Siegel ('61) Tim Avedovech ('61), Anita Cleaver ('63) Pam Ehinger ('67), Vicki Owens ('72) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Richard Johnson ('55) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rick Southam ('80) BOMBER CALENDAR: Click the event you want to know more about. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Ann Thompson, aka Anna May Wann ('49) Re: Club 40 reunion Karol Brimhall Smith ('56) and I are signing up people to help us on the registration desk Friday and Saturday evening. Hopefully you would have just a one hour shift Friday we are operating from 4:30 to 9:00 and Saturday from 4:30 to 7:30. If you can, or would, help us will you please let me know. Karol doesn't have e-mail so I am your only alternative. Karol has everything nicely organized so it should be an easy and fun job. We do have some people already volunteering for the 4:30 shift, but if you can help "whenever" we will use you. Karol would also like a couple of "big" guys to help direct traffic as there is only one door into the room and we want to keep people moving instead of congregating in the doorway. Please e-mail if you can help. -Ann Thompson, aka Anna May Wann ('49) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Betty Hiser Gulley ('49) Re: Finding Bombers in Strange Places I was an adult member of the Civil Air Patrol (CAP) and attended a conference in San Francisco in 1956 (during an earthquake that was rattling the entire city and aftershocks lasted about 4 days). We were standing in line to register. I handed my registration card to a gal and when she looked at it and poked the guy next to her in the ribs and said, "Here is that town you told me to look for." I looked up and there was Jim Massey ('46 or '47). I could not remember his first name but I said to him, "I know your last name is Massey - and I also know that you are not Pinhead." Pinhead (Delbert) was in the same class as Jim but they were not related. Re: Congratulations to George Brunstad ('52) I used to work with his mother, Helen, when I worked for GE in Purchasing in the 700 Area. Re: Richland Arrival On September 14, 1944I started to Richland on the train with my mother, sister, and 6 other people from the small town I lived in (Kings Mills, OH). We arrived on September 17 in Pasco and my dad was there to meet us. They had just finished building our house ("A" House in the 500 block of Duane - now Goethals). Our furniture arrived and Housing discovered that we had bedbugs so they fumigated the house before we moved in September 21 (4 days before the start up of B Reactor - my father - Floyd Hiser - was there when B started up - he told us if people ever found out what they were making at the plant the world would be shocked and that is all he ever said) during a good old "termination wind". We were going across the Yakima River bridge and you could not even see the bridge. School was 2 weeks late starting - train loads of people were coming in - one trainload alone was from Denver. I was supposed to go to school at Lewis and Clark. An overload of 5th and 8th graders so they sent me to Jefferson - just completed construction and the gym was loaded with boxes. In 2 weeks 72 students were packed in one room so they sent some of us over to Sacajawea (OLD Sacy) and 120 students showed up - 2 rooms. They sent us home and told us to come back the next day. They decided to split us up into 4 classes - I ended up going to school from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (just in time to miss the 5 o'clock bus). At Christmas break they told me to report to Lewis and Clark as they would have the new addition finished. HO HO. I went to school for the remainder of the '44-'45 school year from 1 to 5 p.m. What did I learn in the 8th grade - not a whole lot. The good Lord willing and the crick (creek) don't rise I will have lived in Richland for 60 years on September 21. -Betty Hiser Gulley 49er ~ south/government Richland - where it has cooled way down - I had to sleep with a light blanket last night. I will warm up for the Club 40 doin's though. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jim Jensen ('50) Re: Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) posting of 9-3-04 about George Brunstad ('52) Outstanding! The last time I saw George was in 1950. He was somewhat tall for his age, wore a pleasant expression and was a generally affable guy. What a life of positive contributions. I raise my congratulatory glass (of de-caf Coca-Cola) to George and express my thanks to Shirley for sharing the article and pictures with us. Re: Now It has been a kick reading all of the Bomber comments on "now." I never studied philosophy in or out of school. For that reason I'm certain that I'm out of my depth in even contemplating on any element of the subject. Still, as I read the comments (many, in my opinion, learned) I wonder why no one mentions physical evidence. If the past is purely a metaphysical recollection how does one explain the absolute fact that the pyramids and other physical forms of evidence clearly establish that something "physical" - not imaginary - existed a very long time ago? Further, that human life had a great deal to do with the creation of such forms of evidence? What am I missing? Bomber cheers to all from Katy, TX, a land that "enjoys" the same searing heat and unbearable humidity as Louisiana - where Maren is hangin' out. -Jim Jensen ('50) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Charlotte Carlson Terry ('52) Re: Meeting Bombers in odd places This topic reminded me that when my husband and I went to Hawaii (Maui) we called to have a car delivered so we could take the trip to Hana. A young man delivered it (we were in Lahina) and we chatted with him on the way back to drop him off at the rental agency - he said he was from Richland, WA - I said, me too, long story short, his UNCLE Jack Dawson ('52) and I went to school together from 6th grade thru Hi School!!!! Yes, it's a small world. To: Maren Congrats on the new grandchild - they are too wonderful for words - enjoy!! To: George Brunstad ('52) Congratulations fellow '52 Bomber - what an accomplishment, and what a wonderful reason to do it. We were in Wood Shop together, remember?? -Charlotte Carlson Terry ('52) ~ Prescott, AZ ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Dore Tyler ('53) Re: Strange Bomber meetings While on army leave during my 2+ years of vacation in Germany (US Army, 1/28/55 th Mid Dec, '57) I was traveling between Hamburg Germany and Copenhagen when a very insistent GI, in uniform tried to force his way into our very crowded railroad car. I was about to administer a lesson in RR etiquette when I recognized him as Don Jenne ('52). The train crossed The Baltic by virtue of the cars being pushed onto a trainship at Kiel, Germany and pulled off at the south end of Zealand (Denmark). It would have been far more interesting during daylight and being sober. Incidentally, Don and I had a nice chat. Years later I (and my former spouse) had the pleasure of purchasing a new TV set the day of New Years eve '62 or '63 from Don (then manager at the Rainier Beach, Seattle, House of Values.) -Dore Tyler ('53) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: John Bruntlett ('54) Re: Class of '54 50th Reunion Registrations The number of 1954 classmates registered for the 50th Reunion has passed the century mark. As of September 2nd there are 103 registered. A list of those registered is available on a link from the 1954 Class web page: -John Bruntlett ('54) ~ Cheney, WA ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Laura Dean Kirby ('55) Happy Birthday to classmate Richard Johnson ('55). You finally caught up with me! Hope Texas is treating you well and that you have a wonderful birthday. RS 11 We'll miss you next weekend at the Club 40 reunion. Billie says "Hi". Laura Dean '55 in Richland on a cloudy day. -Laura Dean Kirby ('55) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Spencer Hinson ('56) Beth Pederson ('61) recently released her first solo CD "Everything Must Change". Three other CD's that Beth and Cinde Borup made are now available. The two of them performed for many years thoughout the Northwest and Canada. You can visit Beth's website at: -Spencer Hinson ('56) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Max Sutton ('57) To: George "Pappy" Swan (59) Pappy, I couldn't agree with you more about the outdoors. I've been going with my Dad, my sons, and my wife for over 50 years now. I haven't been in three years because of my knees but that is over with new replacements. Really looking forward to this year. We raised and field trialed Brittany Spaniels for years. Even had a couple of Dual Chs. in the bunch, but now it's just me and an old Lab named Cody. We both hunt about each other's speed, but we'll get there. -Max Sutton ('57) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: George "Pappy" Swan ('59) Re: What is Stucco? All of the mind bending philosophical discussions and thoughts about nonsense song titles of late have stirred up my gray matter, both on top and inside of my cranial facility. Thinking, although minuscule, stirs the inside while scratching my head for answers musses up the outside but I never comb it much anyway. I am still reeling from that question posed years ago by the learned, Bill Cosby, "Why is There Air?" I myself have long pondered, what undoubtedly must be one of life's greatest questions, "If you were going down a stream in a rowboat and all of the wheels fell off, how many pancakes would it take to stucco a doghouse?" Just recently, I have completed my calculations, considerations, and an extended vision quest resulting in excessive hallucinations to arrive at my considered solution (secret recipe), which is -- about six bags of mortar, twelve dozen brown farm-fresh eggs, several ladles of Alpaca moo, 42 slices of individually wrapped goat cheese, 7.627 cups of finely chopped jalapeno peppers, and a tiny pinch of baking powder -- because the ice cream defrosted anyway. -George "Pappy" Swan ('59) ~ Burbank, WA -- Where Mrs. Pappy went to town for breakfast and Rooster Cogburn and his ladies are having rather stiff pancakes for breakfast this morning near the little puddle (AKA Pappy's Puddle) in the driveway near the peach tree in front of the tall corn but not too far from Pappy Swan's Great Punkin Patch. Eat your heart out, Charley Brown! ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Sunnie Andress, aka Joanne Rolph ('59) To: Nancy Mallory Johnson ('64) Yes, Nancy, I know it has been hot, dry, humid, hot, hot, etc. in many places this year! Places that are usually at least a bit cooler or at least less humid in the summer! Our children and grandchildren in Oregon, Washington and California have complained about the heat and the dry (or humid) weather out West. (and everything being brown!) We have been in Vermont now for about 11 years... and this is one of the strangest summers we've had. I love the cool weather (I'm not a summer person!) but feel sorry for those either who live here, or those who come intending to enjoy our usually nice summer weather to swim, boat on Lake Memphremagog, camp, cycle and hike. Also we have a short growing season so cold weather during the summer causes garden problems. We have had a lot of rain so everything is beautifully green... but perhaps you heard about the PHISH concert a couple of weeks ago. That concert brought between 68,000 and 70,000 people to our little area and the rain made the fields where the concert was held a sea of mud! We felt sorry for those who had traveled far to see this concert... the last for the PHISH group... and we had heavy rain for at least two of the 4 days folks were here. Last week I actually turned on the heat in the house for a couple of days!!! It was so cold we were wearing extra clothes... and this is August!!! Really strange. I do wish I could send some of the rain to all you folks who are sizzling or steaming in the heat. Autumn is on its way here... some of the trees in the woods are beginning to turn those beautiful colours of reds and golds. We reach peak foliage season in early October. Hope it will be a little cooler for you soon! -Sunnie Andress, aka Joanne Rolph ('59) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Lora Homme Page ('60) To: Carole Clark Oien ('54) and John Brown, Jr. ('61) Re: Leftovers - A topic I'm a lot more familiar with than time, space, here, there, etc. In my opinion, the value of leftovers is entirely dependent on two things: quality and quantity. That is, the quality of the cook and the quantity of what's left. You both are obviously better cooks than me and have that talent which has eluded me, to plan ahead for more than one meal. Not to imply that there aren't other talents which have eluded me, but that's another topic. I never seem to prepare precisely the right amount to come out even. No matter how many whole meals I manage, there is always that little bit left that's too much to throw away and not enough to keep. So, of course, I keep it. It goes in the refrigerator where it stays until it turns green, begins to ooze ominously over the side of the dish, and leers at me when I open the door or, in desperation, I ruthlessly throw out perfectly good stuff because I need the room in the refrigerator. (For all you righteous conservers out there, my mother has already given me the lecture on the starving of the world so please don't. I tried giving some leftover macaroni and cheese to the Red Cross one time and the guy made a horrid face and slammed the door. Re: Bubble bubble toil and trouble... or something like that. Nope, my bubble isn't another term for space, John. It's a bubble of NOW. Space exists independent of time and is an entirely separate dimension. Just as height is separate from width, depth is separate from flatness, and like that. Or maybe not. And now you've added Everything and Nothing to Now and Then, and Time and Space. I had enough trouble with NOW! You ask where am I going to "PUT 'Everything'?" Hummm. Heh heh heh. -Lora Homme Page ('60) - Wondering is it's really my responsibility to find a place to put Everything. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Mike Lewis ('60) On the now and then and the bubbles in space and time. When relativity was first invented it was assumed it would take many generations to adapt to it, but nothing could be farther from the truth: most living organisms are already familiar with what was once a goal of mathematics -- making the equations covariant so they made sense. It turns out that schools of fishes and flocks of birds sweep around and turn in essentially instantaneous transition because their resonance in the electric field is so wideband and tight they communicate vast amounts of information about what they are doing to the rest of the flock. They--and we--already are adapted to the fact that it takes electric field waves and the information they carry some nonzero time to reach one organism from another. We just learn to confuse it with artifice and lose track of it the natural truth. Look at basketball. How can a player know which team another player is on who is behind him among several? He's resonant with the team and knows the nature and spectrum of opposition. On the court, the team gets to resonating like a flock of birds and turns as a whole unit. I could only do that at moments which were unpredictable for me but watching the teams is very enjoyable now. That's one reason I read the Sandstorm email avidly, it's good to reminisce however slowly with people I knew and remember. Species resonance is just like with sound waves. When we see lightning, or when Larry Mattingly ('60) sets off a loud flash bomb in the sky on the 4th and we see the flash, we know easily that it is the boom following it that started toward us when the flash occurred. The same thing is true for light, it's just faster. It takes like about six millionths of a second to travel a mile, and there are many chemical events in us that happen in much less time than that. The idea of species should be familiar, it is the same as the glow, or aura, that some mysticists talk about. If one has it backward and thinks the light comes from the future, that tends to leave us surrounded by a mysteriously obstructive sphere which could be confusing. But almost nobody nave, such as children, is every confused about species. One last point: species is a word in international finance where bankers pride themselves on being tigers, lions, and so on. If one describes one exhausted self as "spent" it's fairly accurate to say he or she has lost something of the human species to the cunning and shrewd. Others become sophisticated at keeping their species in a safe. -Mike Lewis Col-Hi 1960 where I spent my senior year reading nothing but science fiction. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jay Siegel ('61) Re: Does anyone remember? I have been laid up recuperating from rotator cuff repair and have had considerable time available to contemplate the years gone by. A name popped into my mind the other day along with a vaguely remembered picture of a pert pony tail. Does anyone remember Mary Ellen Duffy? She didn't go to high school, so it would have probably been either Chief Jo or Jason Lee that I knew her from. It would be nice to put this long remembered individual into the right time frame in my life. Clear blue skies and warm, gentle breezes, -Jay Siegel ('61) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Tim Avedovech ('61) Re: What the Bleep I had this e-mail written out, and accidentally hit some button and lost the whole message. SO I try again. I saw the movie "What the Bleep" when I was in a Pacesetter Leadership Dynamics course run by PSI Seminars. I thought the movie was slow, in the beginning. As the movie progressed, I saw what it was truly about, and it just got better and better. The movie is about how we live our lives. When I say that, I don't mean that we live our life exactly as they do in the movie, I'm talking about the resistance and thought patterns we experience, and how we handle this. Their reflection of this in the movie is actually very well done. When the movie came out at a theater in the Arizona State University district, I thought it would last a week or so. However, the next week it was still there, and the next, and the next, and now I believe 3 months later it is still running. Most people who see it, get it, and I think this is why people keep flocking to see this movie. However, I almost walked out in the very beginning of this movie because I am an impatient person, and it seems that when a movie starts out slow, that is it for the rest of the movie. This one just progressed from slow to excellent as time went on. Since most people see what is really going on in this movie, I would encourage anyone to go check it out. It's "different". If anyone has had a chance to experience the personal growth seminars run by PSI Seminars, then absolutely you must go see it. It truly rocks your mind as you see your whole thought processes and internal resistance visually manifested on a movie screen very cleverly. -Tim Avedovech ('61) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Anita Cleaver Heiling ('63) Re: Missoula Floods To: Joe Ford ('63) Regarding the Missoula floods a friend of ours wrote a book (along with John Eliot Allen and Sam Sargent) entitled "Cataclysms on the Columbia." We live on Rocky Butte here in Portland and a geologist found sandy river soil up here when we were driving piles for our house. (We're 600 feet above sea level) She gave us her book after we were telling her about the soil. Interesting book. Enjoy. -Anita Cleaver Heiling ('63) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Pam Ehinger Nassen ('67) Re: Agate Hunting Bickilton use to be a great place for the red agates and Then there is the almighty Ellensburg Blue but you have to know what you're looking for to find them! I've been agate hunting ever since I was old enough to walk. My grandparents were rock hound and made Jewelry and they even sold it to several of the stores in the Old Uptown! This was way back when! But those are just a couple of places. The Beaches over by Seattle are great too! Good Hunting! Bombers Rule Pam Ehinger Nassen (The Blue Ribbon Class of '67) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Vicki Owens ('72) To: George "Pappy" Swan ('59) Sorry I'm so late in responding to Pappy's prose! My personal road trip continues, as I'm trying to see as many people in as many places as possible before I fly back to Uganda in less than two weeks. That makes my email access sporadic, at best. I'm presently in Pullman, Washington, my third hometown (since a friend just pointed out to me that I've now lived in Kampala even longer than in Richland, with Pullman a distant third (19, 18 and 12 years, respectively). I'm so glad to learn that you weren't calling one of us road trip girls a dog! ;-) The cute, lion-like creature in the bushes is none other than Teddy MacKenzie, personal and familial watchdog and pet of Remy Neill MacKenzie ('72WB). The camera seems to have brought him nearer than he actually was, and you were right, we didn't notice him! Hey, we were too busy sucking in our stomachs and trying to look like "babes"! Thanks to all of you who shared our road trip through pictures and notes, most of which were off line. There may be enough interest for us to plan our next road trip in a convertible Greyhound! -Vicki Owens ('72) ~ presently shivering in Pullman and dreaming of the warmth of Kampala *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/05/04 Dateline: New Orleans, LA (3am today: 79 - 83% humidity) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 10 Bombers sent stuff: Dick Roberts ('49), Dick Pierard ('52) Lora Homme ('60), John Browne, Jr. ('61) Ed Quigley ('62), Maren Smyth ('63 & '64) L. Tom Coleman ('66), Shirley Collings ('66) Annie Peterson ('69), Barb Belcher ('72) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Carolyn Halstead ('61WB) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jeanie Hutchins ('62) BOMBER CALENDAR: Click the event you want to know more about. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Richard "Dick" Roberts ('49) Re: Meeting Bombers in strange places Reminds me when we had a my retirement celebration in Hawaii in 1988 with the whole fam damily. Coming off of flight from California to Hawaii and walking down the concourse to the baggage claim, here's George Gillette ('47) and his family getting ready to board for home. We had a moment to make sure it wasn't mistaken identity, passed greetings and bon voyage. -Richard "Dick" Roberts ('49) ~ Grover Beach, CA - where it has been sunny, balmy and starting to get wild as the San Joaquin Valley empties for the beach and the dunes this holiday weekend. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Dick Pierard ('52) Reading Betty Hiser Gulley's ('49) account of her arrival in Richland reminded me that the 60th anniversary of Burt's ('59) and my arrival passed during the summer as well. It was a hot day in the middle of July when we came to Hanford with our Mother and were met by our Dad. He had gone west from Chicago in January to work at this top secret government project. He had left the car with our aunt (his sister) since Mom could not drive, and purchased a house trailer in which we would live until he could arrange to have it and us brought out to Hanford. He hired a young fellow who was going to work at Hanford to drive the tiny trailer with a distraught mother with two energetic boys, aged 10 and 3 1/2, all the way to distant Washington. We started out in early June and it was a journey of epic proportions, as the recapped tires we had on the 1937 Dodge pulling a heavy trailer kept blowing out on the blistering heat of the Midwestern highways. We finally were marooned in a town in western Iowa and the driver went on by train to his job at the project. Dad pulled every string he could to get some new tires for the car from the ration board (not an easy task in those wartime days), and finally we were able to get started again with a new driver. This time we traveled at night and slept in the day, and after 3 or 4 days on the road we finally made it and were ensconced in the our new home, the massive Hanford trailer park. Living there was another story in itself, but I have chattered long enough. -Dick Pierard ('52) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Lora Homme Page ('60) To: George "Pappy" Swan ('59) Re: Why there is air There is air, "Pappy," to fill your little NOW bubble so that it doesn't collapse in and crush you. I believe this is know as The Big Crunch in astronomical circles. To: Jim Jensen ('50) Re: Physical Stuff in the NOW Like you, Jim, I never studied philosophy or physics so I was going to abandon NOW to the mathematicians who know what they're talking about. But then you brought up physical stuff, matter, which caught me back into brain strain. Time exists so it must, by definition, pass. It's just that human beings are each riding the current, trapped in their own NOW bubble busily affecting matter which cannot be destroyed. It can be changed, but not destroyed. The builders of the pyramids built them in their own NOW and they exist as ruins at this point in time in our NOW. According to those folks who should know, all creation is ruled by mathematical laws which are irrevocable and irrefutable. Our understanding of those laws changes and grows, but the laws do not. It seems to me, then, that mathematics must be God's language and those people who "speak math" can learn about creation and interpret for us who don't. At least up to the present time, (NOW, if you will) nobody can escape his own personal NOW bubble, the past and future existing only as thoughts. Maybe some future Einstein will discover that the "physical" past and future exist somewhere and find a way for us to get there, I fervently hope so! I personally believe that, based on human history, if we, meaning mankind, can think it, we will eventually find a way to do it. At one time, most people believed that we'd never get off the ground. "If God wanted us to fly, He'd have given us wings." That has only been a very short time ago, historically speaking, but we're now contemplating the very real possibility of exploration of outer space! I remember when only a very few people were even aware of the concept of computers but today I'm sitting here communicating with anyone in the world who has the equipment and desire to log on to the Sandstorm. Someone thought it so someone eventually did it. And that's the way we are. -Lora Homme Page ('60) - Sitting here thinking I'd like to jump into the future to see where we're going and what we'll find there! ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: John Browne, Jr. ('61) Re: Agates My see-through "potato" is still with me... a knobby fistful of amber, with casting marks & internal bubbles, like the eyes of a spud, intact, barely weathered down from a short tumble along the bed of the mighty Columbia, from a basalt casting somewhere upstream of the old Richland Ferry. I picked it up on a fishing trip with a friend, Jerry Kelly, around 1959. My guess is that many more might turn up, especially at low water, on the gravel bars between Ringgold and Pasco. Fishing at the base of the flume that emptied just downstream of the ferry was how I happened to notice a response to electric field effects on waterfowl, that flew up from the river in the evening, and at some point lifted up, as a group, as if they were being pulled straight up, to fly in a great arc over the power lines. Since every flight of birds acted the same at about the same distance from the wires, I decided that they could "feel" the electricity, and flew upward to avoid it. Years later, in the Siskiyous, an old Polish prospector who lived in a cabin near the top of a hill where power lines swept low, showed me his "electrical system"-which was a 50 gallon drum full of scrap- iron, with old copper household service wire wrapped around it, running down, under his house, to his porch- where he had a 12V light bulb that stayed on all the time. "I read out here, mostly", he told me. He had a little platinum placer that he worked, just to keep his scene "legal"... he had been a mining engineer in Europe, before WWII... and he knew some stuff. I got my first taste of Bickleton agate a year ago last May, when my wife and I were coming back from the Wa Native Plant Society "study weekend" in Richland. Our Sunday field trip took us to Bickleton to view flowers and plants peculiar to the Bickleton lithosols... and we left from there to start home, heading toward Goldendale. About halfway there, we noticed a nice patch of flowers behind a tumbledown barbed wire fence, and stopped to look more closely. The patch of ground was stony, and had never been plowed for that reason; and it also offered little in the way of grasses, which had probably kept the cows away, and allowed the flowers to grow unhindered. There were 2 species of camas, and owl-clover, and some lovely buckwheat flowers, and... agates! I'd never seen big,fat agates, sitting in the place they'd grown, and weathered out of the surrounding basalt, before! I picked up 2 or 3 before I realized what I was seeing. After that I just looked around, marveling... it was like a museum experience... a bit of the Wild West, like it had been, way back (Waaaay back). The agates were dark orange, with reddish zones, with spherical pits, not weathered much. There was also a lot of beautiful orange quartz fist-sized rocks all over- along the road, etc.- and I took about a gallon of them with us. I found another whopping agate, kinda like my "potato", out by the fence near the showers at the campground near Horn Rapids- the place with the off-road track, and pink phlox growing everywhere (in May), on that same trip. There's beautiful petrified wood and glassy-looking "fossilized(?)" stuff across from Vantage, in the old diatomite diggings, there... and the Beezley Hills, West of Ephrata. There's a book on Wa rock-hounding, by a fellow named Lanny Ream, that's worth its weight in quartz crystals for the specific details, incl trails, roadcuts, etc that he discusses. To: Mike Lewis ('60) I claim the same malady... musta been right behind you, working through those storybooks, from Asimov to Van Vogt. Surely we have warped our species in similar fashion, to some good (yet unexplicated) purposes... surely (not just knuckledraggers on the holodeck). To: Laura Homme Page ('60) Space without Time? What separates your Now Bubble from everything else? Is yours different from everybody else's? Or, are we all in this together? hmmm... this could get... political... ^..^ -John Browne, Jr. ('61) ~ Vashon Island, WA ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Ed Quigley ('62) For JB, Pappy and others concerned with. . ."Now" While considering all the points you guys are bringing up, something began "niggling" my memory, and sent me scrambling to the book shelves, where I found something for you! From "The Space Child's Mother Goose", by Frederick Winsor: "Probable-Possible, my black hen, She lays eggs in the Relative When. She doesn't lay eggs in the Positive Now Because she's unable to Postulate How." And: "There was a man in our town, An Astrophysicist, Who found a place In Hyperspace By just a twist of wrist. But when he sought the Nearer Now And gave another twist, He found that he'd Become somehow A cyberneticist." ("HYPERSPACE: Regular space is high and wide; Hyperspace is just outside.") If you can find a copy of this wonderful little book that I scored somewhere back in the late '60s, you'll find that it's full of wonderful little illustrations, to go with the poems! -Ed Quigley ('62) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Maren Smyth ('63 & '64) Re: Hurricanes I know all these recent hurricanes are awful.. It frustrates me that weather people don't talk about EITHER Hurricane Betsy (1965) or Hurricane Camille (1969) any more - both category 5 hurricanes. I think they're too young to remember. We moved from Richland to Louisiana in 1964, so Hurricane Betsy was the first for me. I was visiting my future in-laws in Buras, LA, when we all evacuated for Betsy. We spent the night at the Holiday Inn in Metairie, LA, watching the Miss America pageant {9/9/65). I proudly told all my future in-laws that Kippy Brinkman ('62) was in the pageant, that I knew her, and that she was a Richland Bomber... I "made" them come watch her on TV. The power went out AFTER the pageant. My in-laws had 22.5 inches of STANDING water for FOUR days in their house. Check out Betsy's path... She hit south Florida and then got into the Gulf of Mexico and headed straight for the mouth of the Mississippi. As if Betsy wasn't bad enough, along came Hurricane Camille barely 4 years later... and she was WORSE than Betsy!!! Camille is said to have been worst storm ever to hit mainland United States with winds IN EXCESS OF 200 mph -- yes, that's two HUNDRED miles per hour. Camille had tides (storm surge, wave wash, whatever you want to call it) over 20 feet that wiped out everything within a couple of blocks from the beach... EVERYTHING... GONE... Where DID Pass Christian, MS go??? My daughter wonders why I don't want to MOVE/live here! I know there are other Bombers who experienced one or both of these hurricanes. Jon McDougal ('64)? Frank Whiteside ('63)? Bomber cheers, -Maren Smyth ('63 & '64) ~ New Orleans, LA ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: L. Tom Coleman ('66) Re: Bomber in Hurricane Frances The eye of Frances is due in around 8AM in the morning [9/5/04]. Winds are around 40mph now with higher gusts and strong bands of rain. Tonight will be very long since this is such a big storm and moving slowly. We don't have much hope for electricity after midnight so I thought I would shout out now to see if any other Bombers were in her path. The last hurricane (Charlie) left some without power for two weeks in Orlando so I may not be able to let you guys know what happened for a while. Not much to do but hunker down for now. From beautiful Lake County Florida where the ducks and tree frogs are having a grand ole time. -L. Tom Coleman ('66) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) Re: George Brunstad ('52) I am unable to find an email address to forward your comments to George. The only information provided in the news article was a mailing address and phone number: Center of Hope P.O.Box 844 Georgetown, CT 06829 (203) 438-3527 Go ahead and make a phone call. I mean... just how many other Bombers do you know who swam the English Channel at age 70? OR... for that matter how many other people of ANY age do you know who swam the English Channel? I'm sure he would LOVE to hear from his former classmates! Remember, too, it is "George's desire that 100% of the proceeds raised by this effort be used to fund the Center of Hope at Hinche, Haiti. Perhaps it will be your desire to support them in this endeavor by sharing from your heart and relative bounty." Your tax deductible check can be made out to Center of Hope, c/o French Speaking Baptist Church of Stamford and mailed to the above Georgetown, CT address. So far, $11,000 has been raised! COME ON BOMBERS ~ HELP SUPPORT ONE OF OUR OWN AND HIS OUTSTANDING ACCOMPLISHMENT! Thank you and God bless you! -Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) ~ Richland ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Annie Peterson Shiffer ('69) Re: Artist My dad and I are trying to remember the name of the artist who carved beautiful wooden birds and other creatures and sold them, among other places, in Jaid Gallery in the '60s and '70s. We think he might have been a Col-Hi art teacher before he moved to California. He never signed his pieces because he said his signature wasn't part of the bird. His first name might be Ted (we're not thinking of Ted Neff, the fabulous metal sculpturist). Thanks for your help, -Annie Peterson Shiffer ('69) ~ In beautiful, sunny, 70*F Spokane ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Barb Belcher Valinske ('72) To: Vicki, Sharen, Terri, and Remy ('72) Along with everyone else, I really enjoyed your "50's" Road Trip recently. You found a fantastic way to celebrate the big 5-0! My husband, Pete, took our family on a cruise to Alaska for my 50th this year, and on the cruise ship, I ran into another '72 Bomber: Donna Green Holloway. Donna had been on the lost list for our 30th reunion in 2002 so now she's been found. What a fun coincidence. I also met strangers who have family living in the Tri-Cities. Re: Agates Anyone in the Tri-Cities wanting to look for agates without driving too far can come on out to West Richland. We live not far from Flat Top hill, where most of the roads are still dirt and gravel. We occasionally see people parked along the side of the road and walking slowly with their heads down. If you can't find any, give me a call - I have jars and jars of agates 'cause I can't seem to leave one lying in the dirt. My kids and husband bring them to me as well, or hide them in the flower beds for me to find. By the way, 2005 is the 50th anniversary for West Richland. The committee is looking for old pictures to use. Re: Reunions I enjoyed all the letters this summer about reunions. Having been on all the committees and heading up the 30th, I know that it would be great if more people would attend. Everyone has their own reasons for not coming and we should respect that. At our 30th we had quite a few "first timers" and they all said they wished they hadn't missed the others. The classmates who always attend these events have a blast and that's what it's all about. I'm keeping a data base of everyone's whereabouts, so if you change addresses/e-mail, please let me know. Hopefully, it will be easier to find everyone for the next big reunion (40th in 2012!). Also, I still have a few books from the 30th for $6.00. Happy Labor Day, especially to expectant mothers. -Barb Belcher Valinske ('72) - West Richland - where it's finally cooler but of course windy. *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/06/04 ~ LABOR DAY Dateline: New Orleans, LA (5am today: 81 - 74% humidity) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 15 Bombers sent stuff: Anna May Wann ('49), Dicksy Poe ('50) Bev Smith ('52), Jim McKeown ('53) Allan Cross ('59), Missy Keeney ('59) Lora Homme ('60), John Browne, Jr. ('61) Roger Gress ('61), Donni Clark ('63) Frank Whiteside ('63), Dennis Hammer ('64) Linda Reining ('64), Nancy Mallory ('64) Brad Wear ('71) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Vernon "Bud" Van Dusen ('52) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Thomas C. Hann ('61) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: John Heffner ('66) & Melanie Dukes ('67) BOMBER CALENDAR: Click the event you want to know more about. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Ann Thompson, aka Anna May Wann ('49) Received Club 40 registration from Jo Dresser Dudley ('44). She is in need of a 1944 annual. Hers was destroyed in a fire and she would like to find a replacement. If you have one, or know where we can get one, would you please bring it to the registration desk this coming weekend and we will see that she gets it. Thanks If you have not mailed your reunion reservation in by Sunday evening September 5th, it wont arrive in Bothell in time for it to get on our records. There is no mail delivery Monday and I am leaving early Thursday morning for Richland, so bring your registration form and your money to the Shilo and we will take care of you there. Remember the registration room is the Yakima Room, across from the ballroom. Looking forward to seeing all of you... also looking forward to your warm sunshine!!!!! -Ann Thompson, aka Anna May Wann ('49) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Dicksy Poe Creek ('50) To: George Swan ('59) You are truly funny and an excellent writer. I think you once wrote that you were writing to the Sandstorm in order to test and prepare for publishing. Go for it. It's a realistic goal. To: Annie Peterson Shiffer ('69) I don't know who the sculptor is, sorry. However, your last name rang a bell with me. I assume it is your husband's name. I have been working on a simple family genealogy and have had some success on my mother's family. But not on my father's family. His mother's name was Tabitha Minerva Shiffer born January 5, 1869 and her father was John Andrew Shiffer born December 10, 1845. Both were from Pennsylvania. If you have any info on their line please email me. -Dicksy Poe Creek ('50) ~ Vancouver, WA ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Bev Smith Jochen ('52) Re: George Brunstad ('52) The most recent email address that I have for George on the '52 website roster is two years old (from our 50th) but worth a try... -Bev Smith Jochen ('52) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jim McKeown ('53) Re: George Brunstad ('52) I noticed that the address given for George is Georgetown, Conn. Interesting!! When I was working in New York at the Corporate Office for good old JCP, we lived in a small community near Danbury called West Redding. About 2 miles down the road is the very small town of Georgetown. If George is living there, the postman probably knows him personally. The town would make Burbank look like a thriving Metropolis... gas station, great country western bar and cafe, and a small family store. -Jim McKeown ('53) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Allan Cross ('59) Did you see the comments about Beth Peterson ('61)? She has a CD out now solo. -Allan Cross ('59) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Missy Keeney ('59) The class of '59 will meet on the Deck outside the lounge at the Shilo on Friday, September 10th from 2pm til 5pm. I need a semi-competent to nearly professional videographer to video our chorus performance on Saturday night. The video of our show in January was really disappointing and visually left out those of us who had parts at the side mikes. Any takers from amongst the Club 40 gang!!?? Everyone travel safely. We are going to have a GREAT week-end! -Missy Keeney ('59) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Lora Homme Page ('60) To: John Browne, Jr. ('61) Re: The NOW Bubble The bubble is just my inadequate attempt to describe the indescribable: NOW as separate from the Past or Future. That portion of time that we're allowed to inhabit that carries all of us through Space. Going back to the question that started all this: How wide is NOW? It looks to me as though NOW is immeasurable with no beginning and no end. It's infinite and eternal in all directions and encompasses all of us and everything. There simply is no other Time that any Thing (Matter) can inhabit physically, at least that we're aware of so far. We are absolutely, irrevocably locked into living physically in the RIGHT NOW. No matter where you go or how fast you go, it's NOW. You ask if my bubble of NOW is different from everyone else's. I don't think NOW has "characteristics" that could be different for different people. It just IS. Our concepts of Reality can be different as we're swept along in the NOW, but if there are ways to describe Time, I sure don't know them. God and mathematicians probably do, but I don't. To: Ed Quigley ('62) I love your little poems, the black hen is a girl after my own heart. Thanks! -Lora Homme Page ('60) - In the Positive Now wondering how the black hen got to the Relative When. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: John Browne, Jr. ('61) To Lora Homme: One of my favorite guys (who no longer has a Personal Now- his NOW is EVERYWHERE, living under assumed names), Werner Heisenberg, figured that you couldn't pay attention to anything without affecting it, somehow... and you're on the same tack, or track, it seems... sweet! The thing about mathematics is that it's more like the Language for describing the Laws- it's not the Laws its ownself- like the Bill of Rights is in English, but the Law isn't "English" (although there's people who may disagree, hehe). My own impression is that you juggle this headful of conceptual stuff as well as some of the people who may do this for a living... so you better watch out that you don't end up as a notorious philosopher, in your Golden Years (there's better money in a TV ministry, anyhow). To Ed Quigley: Oh, man... this guy, Winsor, is Awesome! I'm gonna look for this one (along with some other Space Children on this list, prob'ly...) Thanks! ^..^ P.S. Wonder if there will ever be a hurricane named Kippy? ^..^ -John Browne, Jr. ('61) ~ Vashon Island, WA ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Roger Gress ('61) To: Carolyn Halstead Edgar (Classic Class of '61) Happy belated Birthday. To: Tom Hann (Classic Class of '61) Happy Birthday. -Roger Gress (Classic Class of '61) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Donni Clark Dunphy ('63) To all Bombers and Bomberettes As always it is great to read all of your stories and comments... There are so many things I would like to chime in on but life has been a little hectic lately and I find it hard to keep up with even the reading. Thank-you to all of those who wished me a "Happy Birthday". My husband took me to "Brigadoon" at UCLA. It was wonderful! One of my favorite plays. Reminded me of how I miss all those old wonderful show tunes! For those of you who remember Debbie Gibson, she played the part of the Meg and was great. Does anyone have any more great was stories to recommend. I'm always looking for good books for my husband and one of our sons, and right now they are into war stories. I just finished reading one called "Devil at My Heels". No Bombers in it but the story is about Louis Zamperini's life. He goes to my son's church and so my son heard his story and got quite a few books for the whole family. He was a prisoner of war in World War II and an Olympian. As the wife of a Marine, we had to sing the Marine Core Hymn at every family gathering! I salute all of you in the Military once again! Jeanie Walsh ('63) and I have been planning a Bomber Reunion in Southern Calif. for next July or August. Since she is on the City Council in Simi Valley she can get us our own personal tour of the Reagan Library. The Air Force One Exhibit will be done around that time. Details have not been worked out yet but we want to hear from you first. How many would be interested and could come? Please e-mail me, Donni, and let me know if you are interested and we will take it from there. Any of you passing through on vacation might also want to join us. Well, I was so looking forward to going to club 40 this year and meeting all my new Puddle Pals but my parents and daughter need me now more. So have fun and I am sure I will hear all about it! -Donni Clark Dunphy ('63) ~ La Mirada, CA - where there is nothing new under the sun! It's just Hot! ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Frank Whiteside ('63) Re: Hurricanes Yes, Maren, you are quite correct. There were quite a number of Richland and Tri-City families living on the Mississippi Gulf Coast at the time of Hurricane Betsy in 1965 and Hurricane Camille in 1969. Betsy wasn't much on the Miss. Gulf Coast, mostly high winds and don't recall too much damage. Louisiana caught most of the brunt of Betsy. My wife's family home was surrounded by 3-4 feet of water, and they couldn't leave for about a week in New Orleans. Other places had water to the roof tops. Camille was much worse. My parents lived in Long Beach, MS, several blocks from the beach, and my wife-to-be and I just happened to be staying over with them at the time. My parents were friends of the people who managed the Richelieu Apts where the famous "hurricane party" was held. My parents tried to talk them and several other elderly friends into leaving, but they decided to stay. We headed to Jackson, MS where we managed to accidentally meet Governor John Bell Williams directing traffic. We had nowhere to go, so he offered to put us up in his vacant family home in Raymond, MS next door to his mother. After Camille did her horrible deed, we headed back, expecting the worst. We drove through tons of wreckage and made it back to the street where the house was. We were totally shocked to see the house still standing with only a bent TV antenna and a few kicked-up shingles. The trees in the back yard were snapped like twigs. The scary part was that every single house across the street, all the way to the beach (hundreds of houses) were totally gone, with only the broken slabs remaining. Everything was totally flattened--huge beach front mansions and entire shopping centers. And, of course, my parents' friends were among the hundreds killed. We were definitely grateful not to have been there. Re: On another subject - eBay listing My brother, Al ('60) and his wife, have their home and Antique Mall/Barbecue Cafe listed for sale on e bay under the real estate section. I f there are any Bombers on the East Coast/Eastern Shore of Maryland/Chesapeake Bay, or if anyone has any friends or relatives in that region looking for a home/and or business, they can see them on e bay by typing in the following numbers: home--4322942381 antique mall--4321332238 If interested, contact info is in the listings, or you can send me an e-mail and I can contact him directly. Thanks. -Frank Whiteside ('63) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Dennis Hammer ('64) To: Dick Pierard ('52) Re: Tires Your talking about your dad, "pulling every string he could," to get new tries during World War II reminds me that when I moved my Mom, I found an legal sized application form my dad and filled out during WWII to buy a tire. As he was a farmer at the time he probably had less trouble than some others in obtaining fuel and tires. I have not been able to find it since, and every few months I tell my Mother to save it for me if she finds it. Every time I mention it she acts as if it is the first time she has heard about it. Truth is, she has probably already found it, cut it up in little pieces and thrown it away. She has no trouble remembering other things, I think she just has no interest in this. To: Lora Homme Page ('60) Re: Time Travel I am no expert in the theories of time travel, but I think it would not just be a problem of travel through time, but also through space. For example, If you are living in Richland, Washington and you want to travel two hours into the future, you might end up in the Pacific Ocean because in those two hours time the Earth has turned. But it has also traveled through space at a very high speed. Exact calculations would have to be made to account for the spinning of the Earth, movement through the solar system, spinning of the Milky Way Galaxy, movement of the galaxy, and who knows what other space traveled. Can that ever be done precisely enough? I, myself do not think it is possible, because if it were possible, then it will have already been done sometime in the future, and they will have traveled back to our time. Of course they could have been better than Captain Kirk at obeying the "prime directive" and not made themselves known. On the other hand, maybe I could take some simple technology that I knew people in the past would buy, go back a hundred years, and become a multi-billionaire by selling something they would all buy, like a computer operating system. -Dennis Hammer ('64) ~ somewhere in time, or space ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Linda Reining ('64) Re: Hurricanes I can't even imagine living through all that destruction. Maren, the pictures and articles about Hurricane Betsy and Camille were heart-breaking. I have no idea how anyone prepares to live through something like that. We live in earthquake country and I'll take that to a hurricane OR tornado any day! At least they are over in a matter of seconds or minutes, NOT days on end! We keep prepared for the "big one", and we try NOT to stress too much about it---we just learn to live with the "faults" and the little rumblings that the earth makes now and then. We keep flashlights, batteries, plenty of bottled water, canned foods (we can always use the BBQ to heat up soup, beans, etc.), Top Ramen, and other non- perishable items on stock. Even the kids have to take an "earthquake kit" to school and keep it in their "cubbies" til the end of the school year (in case an earthquake happens while they are in school and parents aren't able to get there right away). I don't know how you would prepare for a hurricane--other than "head for the hills" at the first hint of one! With a tornado, you are supposed to head for the cellar or basement, but I can't imagine staying in one of those and listening to the roar of all that wind----I hated the winds in Richland, in fact, I hate wind, period---puts my teeth on edge---can't imagine hearing those winds and keeping my sanity! I have friends living in Merrit Island, FL and haven't heard anything from them. I'm hoping they fled to Georgia, where they have family, so I'm keeping fingers crossed that they were able to escape the destruction and that they are okay. IF there are any Bombers in the path of these hurricanes, I hope you are safe---you will be in my thoughts and prayers. -Linda Reining ('64) ~ Bakersfield, CA - had a cool breeze yesterday, so the temperature was only in the 80s, but the heat is supposed to return today and be in the high 90s for the rest of the week! Even though I don't like this weather, guess I better quit my *itching and be thankful for where I live. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Nancy Mallory Johnson ('64) To: Sunnie Andress, aka Joanne Rolph ('59) Sure would love to have some of your cooler weather. We actually had a couple of very unseasonably cool days in August. As far as rain goes, we get it by the bucket loads here. My sister (living in Kennewick) wants me to send some of it to her, which I would be glad to do. We, of course are still running the air and won't need heat for two or three months yet. A few days of running neither heat nor air would be nice (and save a penny or two). My daughter and I tried a garden this summer. Our best crop was weeds, followed by cucumbers and yellow squash. No tomatoes which I really wanted. When we lived in Mississippi my husband (RIP) managed three gardens a year (early cool crops, followed by those that liked it hot, then cool crops again). A retired couple in our church is going north (not sure where they will start) and follow the colors down. Maybe some day I'll have a chance to visit that part of the country. To: Lora Homme Page ('60) Are you sure you would like to jump into the future and see where we're going. It might be fun, but it could be scary too. To: Florida Bombers (one is Carole Staples Emmons ('54)) I know the thoughts and prayers of all of us are with you. -Nancy Mallory Johnson ('64) ~ it is still warm in western Tennessee ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Brad Wear ('71) Re: Agates My vote for a great agate site is Bickleton. There are two sites that are full of them. One is west of Bickleton on Box Springs Road, it's pretty well marked, about three miles off the road is a big meadow with a creek though it that's full of agates. Another site is on Stage Road, it's just before Box Springs Road (about a mile) and those hillsides are covered with them. -Brad Wear ('71) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/07/04 Dateline: New Orleans, LA (2am today: 82 - 70% humidity) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 11 Bombers sent stuff: Dick McCoy ('45), Dave Brusie ('51) Marilyn DeVine ('52), Bill Berlin ('56) Burt Pierard ('59), Larry Mattingly ('60) Lola Heidlebaugh ('60), Lora Homme ('60) Mike Lewis ('60), Marilyn Swan ('63) Jeff Michael ('65) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lisa Peterson ('71) BOMBER CALENDAR: Click the event you want to know more about. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Dick McCoy ('45) Re: Request for the '44 annual for Jo Dresser Dudley ('44) I have one, but it will have to be copied, as I only have one. Will have to announce J... it's the Class of 1944's 60th reunion. -Dick McCoy ('45) Class rep '44 and '45 ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Dave Brusie ('51) To: Ralph Myrick ('51) Ralph, by all means pass this on to Helen Skogen. Of all the teachers in the high school Helen was well remembered by me. She always had time for us when we had a question, and I wish I had asked her quite a few more questions!!! Helen you and Mrs. Buescher made my four years a holiday. You are a very special person. My best to you in the years to come. Your friend and former thankful student. -David W. Brusie ('51), "The skinny kid on the Basketball Court" ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Marilyn "Em" DeVine Dow ('52) Re: Please note change of address I tried to send a change of address earlier but apparently it didn't take. Have not received any Sandstorms in quite a while. I lost all my address book when I lost my carrier, and will happily take all the help I can get for filling my new address book up! [In case you didn't get my response, Em, I changed your address and your Sandstorm has been bouncing every day since. Been waiting to hear from you with a DIFFERENT "new" address so you can start getting your Sandstorm again. -Maren] I am getting ready to move. My kids bought a house in West Richland and i am in the process of buying one in the Clipper Ridge subdivision, a little bit north of town. The hardest part is getting my house ready to sell!!! Aargh---what a job! But it will be worth all the work in the end. Hope to see lots of old friends at Club 40, this weekend. -Marilyn "Em" DeVine Dow ('52) ~ in cool and beautiful Richland ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Bill Berlin ('56) I am off for another adventure to Hong Kong, China and Singapore tomorrow. This trip will take me to Beijing and I want to check out the progress the Chinese are making on the 2008 Olympics. It is my understanding that 35% of the venues are completed and by this time next year the facilities should be done. Infrastructure facilities are also well along as well so it will be interesting to see how it is shaping up. Going to try to access the Alumni Sandstorm from one of our two project sites this trip. New computer and new "egg head" skills should help. I am now Wi-Fi so if the hotel fails me I can go to one of the hundreds (maybe thousands) of Cyber Cafes in China and get on line. -Bill Berlin ('56) ~ Anacortes, WA. Last day in Paradise and fellow Bomber, Dr. Dave Priebe ('57) is up at his second home on Gabriola Island, B.C. Guess our votes for President will cancel each other out. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Burt Pierard ('59) To: Ann Thompson, aka Anna May Wann ('49) Re: 1944 Columbian Club 40 published the 1944 Columbian in 1990 from the original mockups preserved by Jo Dressler (Editor) & Bob Ross ('45). The 1944 Columbian never got sent to the printer, probably because of the move from RHS to Col-Hi in April of 1944. I'm sure I have some extra copies in a box somewhere. If not, it is on CD with a couple of corrections (Maren & I made up a new Cover Page with a Bronco instead of a Beaver and the pics of RHS & Col-Hi were reverse captioned). To: Any Club 40 people who want to do the River Cruise As of today, we have 53 sign-ups for the 62 available positions in the two boats. Ann Thompson, aka Anna May Wann ('49) has also had an inquiry saying 3 more people were interested and she told them to get their registrations in, soon. This is on a first come, first served basis, so the first 9 registrations we receive will be accepted. You might need to use Express Mail or Fed-Ex since Ann has to receive it by Wednesday (she is leaving Thursday morning for Richland). Bomber Cheers, -Burt Pierard ('59) ~ President, Richland Club 40 ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Larry Mattingly ('60) Re: Agates While I am not a "rock hound" I occasionally pick up one that catches my eye. I will almost always pick up an agate for no particular purpose. There are two sitting on my dresser now. A couple of years ago I gave away probably close to 100 pounds of agate I had in boxes in my shop taking up space. Most of them I had picked up while deer hunting near the very high voltage BPA Transmission line near Bickleton. I would drive in along the line a mile or so from the highway and camp in a little clearing out from under the lines. Invariably I would be bent down picking up agates when a deer came into view. I missed countless chances but I usually got my deer and always pockets full of agates. I know little about agates except to admire them. But I do know that the areas described are full of them in good variety. January and February in Quartzite, AZ boasts one of the largest gatherings of rock hound in the US. Straddling I-10 just a few miles from the CA line, the event draws thousands of RVs of all descriptions. It is fun just to drive up and down the dirt roads and see what is there. There are/were doctor's shingles, barber poles, even a dentist with tooth sign, all in RVs. Our pyro convention is in mid February at Lake Havasu and my oldest daughter, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren live in Phoenix. The road between leads through Quartzite. I have several times spent a day wandering around watching the goings- on. The variety of people and their interests is endless. "Happiness is the sky in bloom" -J Larry Mattingly ('60) ~ Anchorage, AK - Looking forward to flying South tomorrow evening. Alaska is great place and so are the folks who live here. But I want to be home for a couple of days at least before going SE to Club 40 via a business appointment in Portland. I have written a travelogue with some nice pictures of Alaska, only to find that my laptop is only USB 1.1 and won't handle the 2.0 download from my new camera. So I will get it upgraded in the next couple of weeks and get them off to the Lady Maren for your perusal. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Lola Heidlebaugh Bowen ('60) Re: Portland/Vancouver Bomber Luncheon DATE: Saturday - September 11 (yes I know it's Club 40 weekend - but some folks can't go to Richland right now) VISIT TIME: 11:00am ORDER LUNCH: 11:30am WHERE: DoubleTree/Columbia River Take Jantzen Beach Mall Exit off of I-5 RSVP: Please contact Lola Heidlebaugh Bowen ('60) if you are planning to join us! Thanks to everyone who joined the fun at the August 14 Picnic - it was great to see everyone! Have been without a computer since then - but want everyone to know I appreciate your joining us! Thanks to those who sent word to Fred & Ann Engel Schafer ('63) - I got those too! All Bombers, Spouses & Friends are welcome! See you Saturday. -Lola Heidlebaugh Bowen ('60) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Lora Homme Page ('60) To: John Browne, Jr. ('61) Re: Language You're right! "mathematics" isn't the "law," it's just a word, a unique collection of sounds that is instantly transformed in our minds into a concept. How do you suppose that takes place!? Not only that, but we can take the representation another step and write the word "mathematics." Now we have a series of little marks that symbolize sounds and are recognized and transformed in our heads into the word mathematics, which is itself a symbol of a concept. And all that happens instantaneously! The word, mathematics, encompasses the concept of a collection of different marks that represent numbers and symbols that can be manipulated to tell us things about our universe that we can learn in no other way. And all of this is dependent on the ability of a few gifted individuals, the interpreters, to think great thoughts and then convert them to sounds and chicken scratches which represent things like the Theory of Relativity, Quantum Physics, and the illusive Theory of Everything. I think I gave myself a headache. To: Dennis Hammer ('64) Re: Time Travel Fortunately, Dennis, I don't have to do the math or decide the morality of Time Travel and probably no one ever will, but I like thinking about it and wondering "What if..." To: Nancy Mallory Johnson ('64) Yes, Nancy, I'm sure that I'd like to hop around in time. I would like for the technology to be fairly advanced before I took off, but I'd go in a heartbeat if I could be reasonably certain of getting back. I'd go forward and backward. I wonder what would happen if you went sideways in time? Would you stay in the Present? -Lora Homme Page ('60) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Mike Lewis ('60) To: Lora Homme Page ('60) Lora, I agree with you. There is no set limit on how far into the past or future one's sense of NOW extends. Now does extend as far as we are willing to let it or dare to imagine. It's hard for some, easier for others. It partly depends on how old one is, because a person can see (subjectively) into the future about as far as he or she can see into the past, so a child does not have much of an attention span and can't really transcend, say, a decade at all and even next year is (for a preschooler) a long, long time. We get to high school we learn to join a kind of social consciousness that extends into living memory as it exists among older people so we can "remember" events that happen for a few decades before we were born. If we are sympathetic to those who lived through the Great Depression -- my parents, who have both passed away by now, told me of it so vividly I caught the sense of what it meant to the nation. If we really LIKE history, we can get "into" the civil war and he has real continuity, place and human meaning. Some people with a lot of pain or distress have trouble remembering much. If they try, with courage and persistence they can increase their tolerance for the range of feelings and emotions, and then experience greater ranges of memory. Like dynamic range on a music system, they don't overload as easily then. A recent development that made it easier to extend ourselves into past and future was the discovery that time and energy are sort of at right angles to each other. With stable energy one can predict or remember much greater intervals of time. And all the lamps like neon, mercury vapor, sodium and so on have intense, perfectly stable energies in their various colors. Also one can practice their attention span, by putting the past on say, the left, the future on the right hand, and considering how many seconds or minutes, etc. can be kept in mind with continuity. When you get to a few years try this: If you're thirty nine years old, say, then consider all the stars within 39 light- years of Earth. That's your bubble. The light of your existence has reached those stars but no farther. When you're fifty, your existence then includes stars out to fifty light years away. With Jurassic Park on one side and Star Trek or Andromeda on the other, it can make you feel like a true guru -- highly speculative but it makes us wonder if human civilization will make it around the galaxy at least once. -Mike Lewis ('60) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Marilyn Swan Beddo ('63) To: Donni Clark Dunphy ('63) Keep us posted on the possibility of touring the Reagan Library. That is something I would really like to do. Perhaps that would be a good time for me to come down & do that visit with you & Gary that I have been putting off for so many years! Leaving here (Salt Lake City) tomorrow morning for the Puddledom of Burbank, WA. My much older brother, "Pappy" Swan ('59) has all kinds of projects lined up that he thinks I am going to help him with. Little does he know that "I am here for the party" coming up this weekend at Club 40 & meeting all my new Puddle Pal friends that have been chatting online. Plus, making new acquaintances from Club 40 sounds like a plan to me. -Marilyn Swan Beddo ('63) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jeff Michael ('65) Hey there Bombers & Bomberettes... Bless you Maren, for you have returned a missing word to my vocabulary. Ever notice how the proper names are the first things to go? I was fortunate to be serving you all from Sondrestrom, Greenland at the time of the big blow, Hurricane Camille. We decided that we wanted to do something generous for the people that suffered losses due to the winds and rains. So, we, the AFRTS Radio Station, held a public dj marathon. We set up a studio in the rec center and began having the crew work on air shifts as long as they could stay functional. We got a 5 minute break each hour while the news was on. The rest of the time, we ran the board, took the phone calls and played music. How did that help the hurricane victims? Well we set-up challenges all over the base for the guys to do or stop doing something for a pledge. My favorite was this one: We started playing the great hit tune "Ma h Nah Mah Nah" back-to-back, over and over. We would get a pledge to stop, then a bigger pledge to keep playing it. Keep in mind, these were the days of vinyl couldn't tell the cd player to repeat the cut. Seems like the final pledge (to stop playing it, naturally) was something over $500. During my on-air stint (55 hours), my favorite cut was the full length version of "Inna Godda Da Vida". It gave me a chance to run to the men's room...which allowed me to do more productive things with my five minute break at the top of the hour. Don't recall how much we raised, but it was in the thousands from a bunch of lonely GIs stuck alone (no families) on a frozen rock, just 15 miles south of the Arctic Circle. Could not remember the name of that storm. Camille...Camille...Camille. To: Missy Keeney ('59) ...Are there any funds for this taping, and what time of day will it be? I have friends that are professional or almost that might be able to do the job for you. Of course, a professional is one who gets paid... To: Donnie Clark Dunphy ('63) ...noticed your use of "Bombers and Bomberettes" on your last post...hmmm. dj jeff Michael ('65) ~ In the Tri-Cities, where it's time, and the weather is perfect, for more "swinging" research activity. Deadline's almost here! *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/08/04 Dateline: New Orleans, LA (6am CDT today: 76 - 64% humidity) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers sent stuff: Dick McCoy ('45), Jim Jensen ('50) John Northover ('59), Lora Homme ('60) Patti Jones ('60), Guy Lobdell ('66) Kim Edgar Leeming ('79) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Shirley Armstrong ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Adele Paulsen ('63) BOMBER CALENDAR: Click the event you want to know more about. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Dick McCoy ('45) Re: 1944 Annual After writing re the annual for Jo Dresser Dudley ('44), I had one but said I would have to find it. Hooray, I found another copy, and Jo, It's yours. Also several other copies have turned up. We should definitely have one copy in our archives. This annual has a very interesting history, Burt Pierard ('59) touched on it in the Sandstorm, but I will expand on it in the upcoming DustStorm. -Dick McCoy ('45) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jim Jensen ('50) Re: Maren Smyth's ('63 & '64) 9-5-04 posting on hurricanes I am one of the guilty parties who didn't recall Betsy (preparing for my assignment to Vietnam), but I vividly recall Camille. My family and I were enroute from New Jersey to Manila. Reports of the devastation were continuous on our car radio. One report indicated it was literally "raining snakes" that had been picked up and then slammed to earth. By the second day the accounts of destruction were more explicit. The Mississippi Gulf of Mexico shoreline that I had known in 1953 (stationed at Keesler AFB at Biloxi, just down the road from Pass Christian - the place Maren spoke about) was no more. [That radio report was a little off. Pass Christian (where the eye came ashore) was GONE... damage further east and west of Pass Christian was very extensive, but it was not total... the closer one got to Pass Christian, the worse the damage was. -Maren]. Oddly enough the most sweeping damage in Biloxi occurred between the railroad and the shore. The railroad bed was located about 1-1/2 miles from the water's edge. All but two of the hotels, all of the restaurants and all of the other businesses in that corridor were totally flattened and blown away. {In Pass Christian, that was true, but not in Biloxi. Damage was bad in Biloxi, but I know of at least 2 hotels IN BILOXI that were still there as I went over there after Camille to work for Hartford Insurance and we set up an office in two rooms at the Admiral Benbow Inn in Biloxi. -Maren], One of the remaining hotels (The Edgewater?) had to be essentially rebuilt. I was once again assigned to Keesler in 1972 and the folks I met who remained in Biloxi after Camille all had gruesome tales about the storm. {Oh, the stories I could tell. -Maren]. One family owned an older frame home about 100 yards north from the railroad bed. It sustained only minor damage while the brick homes in the immediate area were leveled. Maren's pictures were a stark reminder of nature's fury. Re: Meeting Bombers in Strange Places. It was 1954. I was stationed in the mid-Pacific at Johnston Island. Our basketball team scheduled some games at Hickam AFB, Hawaii. One afternoon, between games, a team member and I were walking down Kalakaua Boulevard seeing the sights. I looked up and saw former classmate Maryilyn MacLeod ('50) descending the steps of a government building. The next day I visited the MacLeod home on Kawananakowa Avenue and enjoyed visiting with Maryilyn, her dad and sister Bobbye ('51?). The following day I was headed for Waikiki near the Surfrider (hotel) when I ran into Marshall Woolbright ('50) who was waiting for a bus. The next month our team was at Kwajalein Atoll (Marshall Islands). I boarded a bus for a tour of the place and found Vernon Allen ('50), U.S. Navy, staring disconsolately out of a window. We had a great visit which brightened the day for both of us. Bomber Cheers, -Jim Jensen ('50) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: John Northover ('59) Re: Meeting Bombers in Strange and Unlikely places ... Several years ago at a BBQ, in Glendale CA., at my Brother- in-law's home... I was talking to my sister-in-law ... [I had recently remarried and was finding out about all my new relatives ... ] I had asked her where she was from ... She asked me where I was from... I said. "Washington." Usually that ends that part of the conversation because if you say Richland ... it takes a while to get their mind in the right quadrant of the state ... as most people think of Washington rain, and forest all in one concept. Most people would not know Richland from that place in Egypt!!! Anyhow ... she then said. "Where in Washington?" ... I said, "A small town in the south eastern corner of the state." ... she just would not stop ... she wanted to know the name of the town ... I said "Richland."... She said, "My boss is from Richland!" "Well who would that be?", I asked. She said, "Kathy Graham" ... I just about dropped my champagne ... WOW!! ... what a small world!!! I said, "I think she was in the class of '60" ... and she was. The next BBQ they had they invited Kathy ... Kathy and I had a great conversation ... as we had many congruent friends ... some parallel ... some obtuse and some oblique ... even though our social planes were never on the same angle during H.S. Now wasn't that quaint?? v.r john 7 41 -John Northover ('59) ~ Paradise ... for sure ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Lora Homme Page ('60) To: Mike Lewis ('60) Re: NOW I'm not sure what you mean when you say "There is no set limit on how far into the past or future one's sense of NOW extends." I don't see how NOW can "extend." If you mean our knowledge of Time, I think I understand. Time extends forever, as far as I know, in both directions but NOW is only right NOW, this second, one tiny little piece of infinity at a time. It's where we live. To: Marilyn Swan Beddo ('63) The Puddle People are ready and waiting, Marilyn. Have a safe trip and we'll see you soon! -Lora Homme Page ('60) - Living in the NOW right now, I think. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) Re: Puget Sound Area Luncheon/Fife The South Puget Sound area luncheon will be hosted by Tom Hughes ('56) while I am away at Club 40. Hoped Tom would make Club 40 but his busy life will allow him time to host the luncheon. DATE: September 12, 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 - Yeah! Time for Club 40. Will miss the rain coming in. Hopefully the weather will stay warm in Richland. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Guy Lobdell ('66) Re: Note of condolences to all Bombers in Florida I just wanted to take a moment to say that Nola Alderman Lobdell ('69) and my prayers are with all of the folks in Florida, especially Bombers, who have been ravaged by two storms so far, and it looks like Ivan might be headed that way. While I was in the service I had the opportunity (misfortune) to be stationed near several large cities in this country, and that's the main reason I was glad that Nola did not want to move to a big city after we got married. After 26 years in law-enforcement/security related work I had to retire and I am glad to say that we are remaining in the same house that we bought 30 years ago right here in Bomberville! Why??? We may have some minor weather difficulties here in the Tri-Cities, but we don't worry about sliding into the ocean, having the ocean dumped on us, or for the most part we don't worry about hurricanes (do we need to change the name to make it politically correct)? Semper Fi -Guy Lobdell ('66) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Kim Edgar Leeming ('79) Re: Young Eagles (Airplane Rides For Kids) I just wanted to mention a program that offers free Airplane rides for kids ages 8-17 years old. This is a way to give the kids interested in aviation the experience of flying. Many airports around the country have pilots who offer these flights. My 10-year-old son (who insists he's going to be a pilot when he grows up - doesn't surprise me, both his grandfathers were pilots, one flew a helicopter in Vietnam, the other flew a "spitfire" plane in WWII), took a flight this weekend, he was taken up in a two seater plane, flew around Bremerton, then over the Puget Sound near to Seattle. He had a blast, the pilot let him fly as well. He had the biggest grin ever when he landed. Anyway, here's the website link to locate a pilot near you. Bomber Cheers! -Kim Edgar Leeming ('79) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/09/04 Dateline: New Orleans, LA (4am today: 81 - 74% humidity) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Dick McCoy ('45), Linda Stewart ('57) Mike Lewis ('60), Jim House ('63) Brad Upton ('74) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bob Clancy ('51) Starting tomorrow: Club 40 Reunion in Richland. BOMBER CALENDAR: Click the event you want to know more about. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Dick McCoy ('45) Re: Scholarships Now that we have the '44 annual problem solved, I have a request for three volunteers to help me with the Richey/Conley scholarships. I will be announcing the kick off at the Party this weekend, and we will need to have a meeting, perhaps Saturday or before the Board meeting Sunday. I think this will be a lot of fun, and is long overdue. We already have a few hundred $ pledged. -Dick McCoy ('45) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Linda Stewart Nicholson ('57) Re: Agates Thank you to all that sent info on places to hunt agates. My cousin will only be here for two and 1/2 days so will probably try West Richland and Bombing Range Rd. To: Larry Mattingly ('60) My husband and I live in Tonopah, AZ during the winter months and have been to Quartezite and were amazed how the small town grows during January and February. The surrounding desert is filled with almost as many RV vehicles and people as there are rocks. It is the biggest flea market and rock show that I have ever been to. If anyone plans on going it takes more than one day to take it all in. Looking forward to Club 40 this week-end -Linda Stewart Nicholson ('57) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Mike Lewis ('60) Lora, You're right. I misused the word now, especially as you used it, because you mean the instant now or present moment, clock time. I'll have to think about it, which might take some time...It IS confusing. Of course that depends on what the word IS is. : ) When looking at the clock I look at the whole time briefly-- hour, minute and second. Then more slowly look at the second hand until it makes sense, then the minute, which takes a little longer, and then the hour hand. Sometimes I give up on the hour hand because that's work and it's too much to span a whole hour most days. Fishing time is something else. Specially with, like, purple dinosaurs on the TV. So dinosaurs were more than an hour ago. And robots are running around on Mars. There's a writer in England who says time doesn't actually exist, that it's just a clock thing. -Mike Lewis ('60) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jim House ('63) Attention Marines: A small group of Marines are getting together for lunch in Richland on Saturday, September 11th at 1:00 PM. All Richland Marines are encouraged to attend. The will be no saluting, no marching and hopefully no singing. Just comrades sharing lunch and a few "true" stories. Any Marines interested in joining us please send an e-mail directly to me. I will confirm the location by Friday once we have an approximate head count. Sorry about the short notice. I hope to see you there. Semper Fi, -Jim House ('63) ~ Mead, WA ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Brad Upton ('74) Re: Hurricanes & Jimmy Buffett I am currently sailing on Royal Caribbean's Adventure of the Sea. We have diverted our course to just off the coast of Caracas, Ven. In about an hour we will be directly south of the eye of Ivan, north about 100 miles. The sky is black and the seas are really starting to roll. The front lower deck of the ship has been closed due to water coming over the top. What am I going to do? See if I can handle the treadmill as it bounces. We are supposed to go behind Ivan later today and sail into St. Lucia tomorrow. Yesterday I met the ship in Aruba, where I flew into. I had time to wander around a bit once I stashed my luggage in my cabin and found out that I didn't have to "work" until Saturday. As I was walking around one of the little shops I was staring at this guy that I was sure was Jimmy Buffett. Before I could say anything he looked at me (I was wearing my Richland Track & Field hat). He asked if that Richland on my hat was Richland, WA. I said that it was and I realized that it was Buffett.. He told me that someday he wished he could meet Mike Davis. So far so good--out in the Caribbean, -Brad Upton ('74) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/10/04 Dateline: New Orleans, LA (6am today: 80 - 81% humidity) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 12 Bombers and 1 Bomber funeral notice today: Dick McCoy ('45), Doug Sansom ('52) and Betty Conner ('52) Paul Ratsch ('58), Marilyn Baird ('60) John Browne, Jr. ('61), Tim Avedovech ('61) Gary Behymer ('64), Mike Franco ('70) Greg Alley ('73), Brad Upton ('74), Mike Davis ('74) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Doreen Hallenbeck ('51) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Donna Fredette ('65) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Doug Sansom and Betty Conner ('52 WHAT ELSE TODAY: Club 40 begins!! BOMBER CALENDAR: Click the event you want to know more about. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Dick McCoy ('45) Re: Club 40 I'm off to the big party see y'all there. Then we go to Canada & Montana for 2 weeks. -Dick McCoy ('45) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Doug Sansom ('52) and Betty Conner Sansom ('52) Re: Anniversary Just wanted to let you know that today, September 10, will be our 50th Wedding Anniversary. -Doug Sansom ('52) and Betty Conner Sansom ('52) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Paul Ratsch ('58) DID IVAN GET YOU? -Paul W. Ratsch (F345806) ~ Dallas, OR SMWIA LOCAL 66 (58) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Nope.. not me! Ivan is DAYS away from any U.S. mainland -Maren] ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Marilyn Baird Singletary ('60) Wishing a very good friend, Connie Dean O'Neil ('60), a Very Happy Birthday. Will be right behind you in October. -Marilyn Baird Singletary ('60), AKA: "Cookie" ~ Enjoying the weather in Vallejo, CA ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [WHEN is Connie's birthday???? -Maren] ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: John Browne, Jr. ('61) Re: Illusedative Theories To: Lora Homme Thank you! I said the word "mathematics" over and over to myself, until it had absolutely No Meaning! Why do you suppose the mind does That? (Next, I tried "afterburner"... same result.) I think we learn to link the visual word to the spoken word, ie it's mostly "rote memory" (wonder where the "W" went?); and the spoken words we get from explanations with Other spoken words, accompanied by gestures, physical examples, facial expressions, tonal modulations, etc- all those things that parents and teachers do. Some of this stuff is probably genetic, though- like, All baby animals are "cute"- which is an obvious universal protective mechanism (which says to me that, far from being Innocent, newborns of every description are displaying an ancient, genetically coded wisdom, to keep from being eaten). Years ago a friend gave me a small pamphlet, printed in India at the turn of the nineteenth century, which postulated that Tamil was the "Base language" from which Sanskrit had been derived; and declared further that Tamil was so ancient that it had words to describe the Himalayas as "that new range of mountains, over there". It also purported to describe geographic features from the Kamschatka Peninsula to the British Isles, when these place- names were broken into their single syllable components and compared to the ancient Tamil meanings. One of their arguing points for this reality was that the Dravidian Hills in S. India had been unaffected by catastrophic events longer than any other place on earth; and that's where Tamil was first spoken. Re: "sideways in Time"- it doesn't seem possible, because Time is forward and back, ie kinda 2-dimensional (which is why "time-space continuum" is a necessary concept, to give it more dimensions); and Now is where it is... experienced, i guess... ^..^ -John Browne, Jr. ('61) ~ Vashon Island, WA ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Tim Avedovech ('61) Re: Quartzite I live in the Phoenix area, and one of my first years here, I "stumbled" on to the rock show at Quartzite on a cool day in January or February, and I thought I had run into Richland all over again, like in 1943 when it was a "boom" town. It was HUGE!!!! You cannot possibly do it all in one day, or maybe even two. It is worth the experience. TRY IT. -Tim Avedovech ('61) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Gary Behymer ('64) Re: Mike Davis/Jimmy Buffett "He told me that someday he wished he could meet Mike Davis." Davis & Buffett might get together but not if Buffett shows up for a 1974 reunion! -Gary Behymer ('64) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Mike Franco ('70) To: Brad Upton ('74) (my former "customer") You saw Jimmy Buffett and he told you he wanted to meet Mike Davis ('74)!?!?!? Sad, I ran into Buffett in an Everglades floating Denny's and he swore he was off drugs... now he wants to meet Boo Boo... sounds like he fell off the wagon, pity. -Mike Franco ('70) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Greg Alley ('73) To: Dick McCoy ('45) Re: Ray Conley/Don Richey Scholarship Fund That's a great deal having a scholarship named after those guys. Ray was a great guy and I know he would be looking forward to your club forty this weekend. I received information about my AARP card so I could be a bit closer to Club 40. Re: Sausage Fest The annual Fest is a week from tomorrow on September 17th and 18th. This year is a celebration of 50 years of Christ the King. I would hope to see some of my class of 1969 CKers somewhere on the grounds of the school (probably beer garden for me). Uniforms are not required but maybe someone will wear those brown pants and brown sweaters that we had to wear every day. -Greg Alley ('73) ~ In comfortable and cool in the mornings Richland. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Brad Upton ('74) It's smooth sailing now! St. Lucia supposedly took a direct hit but it looks fine to me. We are on the leeward side of the island, maybe they got blasted on the other side. I went into a little bar by the beach and I'm staring at this guy and he's staring at me. Finally he says it that unmistakable voice, "Is that Richland on your hat Richland, Washington?" Now I know that it's Jack Nicholson... there's no mistaking that voice. "That's the one," I reply. "Wish I could meet that Mike Davis fella sometime." True story. -Brad Upton ('74) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Mike Davis ('74) To: Upton Buffett is an all right guy - nothing real special. I'll tell Jagger you said "Hi" M. Davis (74) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ["nothing real special"????? You're breathin' a scab on your nose, Davis!!! -Maren] ******************************************************* ******************************************************* ******************************************************* Funeral Notice scanned from the TCHerald by Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) >>Carol Ann Moss Haymaker ('61) ~ 1/28/43 - 9/6/04 *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/11/04 ~ WE REMEMBER Dateline: New Orleans, LA (6am: 80 - 86% humidity - keeping an eye on Ivan) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff: Lora Homme ('60), John Browne, Jr. ('61) Jeanie Harscher ('68), Betti Avant ('69) Brad Upton ('74), Mike Davis ('74) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Heidi Davis ('00) BOMBER LUNCH Today: Portland/Vancouver Club 40 Reunion continues..... BOMBER CALENDAR: Click the event you want to know more about. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Lora Homme Page ('60) To: Mike Lewis ('60) and John Brown, Jr. ('61) I'm not sure what to make of you guys. Mike is sitting there by the hour watching the hands of the clock go around in an effort to "understand" them and John is sitting there saying mathematics over and over until he becomes comatose, or something. The strangest thing that I do is write in to the Alumni Sandstorm and make a fool out of myself by trying to comprehend the incomprehensible. Heh heh. I've been really busy the last couple days so haven't even had time to read the Sandstorm until right now and you both have brought up topics that really got me going but I still don't have time to respond today. I have to get ready to go to Club 40. No, getting ready isn't what I've been doing for the last two days, but it probably would have been a good idea. Nah, too little, too late. Hope to see all you Time/Spacey people there. -Lora Homme Page ('60) ~ Here in the Tri-Cities, trying to find some real clothes that fit to wear tonight. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: John Browne, Jr. ('61) Re: Celeb Stew To: Mike Davis ('74) WOW! You know Dean Jagger??!!! Cool!.. I didn't realize that he was still alive! Who can forget "Sheriff Horn" in "Bad Day at Black Rock"??... not me, buddy! ^..^ -John Browne, Jr. ('61) ~ Vashon Island, WA ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jeanie Harscher Wittner ('68) Re: Happy bday Wishing my very best friend, Jan McCallum ('68), a very happy birthday -Jeanie Harscher Wittner ('68) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [What day??? And who is Jan McCallum? Not found on the '68 BOMBER class roster... maybe she's not a Bomber?? -Maren] ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Betti Avant ('69) I'm going to do something tonight I haven't done in a long, long time. I am attending the local high school football game with a co-worker. She has a son on the team and they are playing not only their big rivals but the school from the town where she grew up. It should be most interesting as the locals went up there last year and beat them in their homecoming game, 39-0. The head coach has been suspended, probably for the entire season, if not fired for his actions before school started. Twice he attempted to burn down his house and probably was responsible for vandalizing his own vehicles. A lot of people think he was "crying for help", as less than a week before the Shrine Bowl game in which he was to be a coach, he decided not to attend it. It is an honor for coaches as well as players. At least before the arson attempts he told his wife to take their 6 month old and go out of town. The fire was caught before little damage was done, however. Three cheers for the Black and Gold Cowboys from Goodland High School. -Betti Avant ('69) ~ I still love sports of all kinds, Go Bombers ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Mike Davis ('74) To: Upton Yea, Jack and I have been know to "cut up" a little. Brad, it's okay that you are using my name to further your career. You need it since that Rogaine deal fell through. Also, did a hear a murmur from the Mike Franco of Bomber fame? Nicholson and Buffet, they ain't nothing! I have been recognized by Mike Franco. Put that in your toilet and float it, Upton! -M. Davis (74) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Brad Upton ('74) Today I am in St. Maarten. As usual, I try to find a bar that can best be described as "rustic." The bar is attached to 2 palm trees, it has a plywood roof. A very large lizard runs across the floor, a couple of chickens wander between the chairs. I'm working on a Red Stripe. There is only one other person in the bar and she is gorgeous... I recognize her immediately. I send her a Red Stripe (that's a Jamaican beer). She turns to me and says thanks. "Down here trying to forget Eric?" I ask. "I never loved him" she replies. I ask her to join me and she does... I'm now sharing a beer with Halle Berry in St. Maarten. No, I had a man that the press never found out about. His name was Mike Davis. It's a long story but he broke my heart. I asked him to join me on a trip to Portugal this summer but he told me he couldn't go... said he didn't want to miss his 30th class reunion... I hope he had a good time. Then I asked him to come down here to St. Maarten with me. I didn't hear all of his answer... something about Finley, 25th year, science, speed of light, I don't know... I hung up the phone and have been crying ever since. Well, I'm no idiot. Just like 30+ years ago, it was time to swoop in on one of Mike's throwaways. Time to move in and take one with a broken heart at a weak moment. "I loved you in Monster's Ball," I said. She brightened up and said thanks. I just want someone to make me feel good, she said. I think we all know how this turned out. Thanks, Mike. I owe you one. -Brad Upton ('74) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/12/04 Dateline: New Orleans, LA (4am today: 81 - 85% humidity) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Mike Lewis ('60), Linda Reining ('64) Betti Avant ('69), Mike Davis ('74) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* WHAT'S HAPPENING TODAY: South Puget Sound (Fife) Bomber Lunch Club 40 continues in Richland BOMBER CALENDAR: Click the event you want to know more about. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Mike Lewis ('60) To: Lora Homme Page ('60) To be honest, time has become a really big wave globally what with the new millennium. Now we all look forward to Y3K but it's 900 years away. Methuselah should live so long. Scientists started looking forward to 3000 AD with the Manhattan Project. They knew Bombers were a big thing even then and it was no wonder they named the first H-bomb "Trinity." I've been working with microseconds on up since radar in the Navy, and now computers are in nanoseconds. About twenty years ago after getting a telescope and like thousands of other amateurs, I started in on planets and the galactic rotation which is the long-term end of the time scale. (Galactic rotation scales with natural history--dinosaurs and all--well.) One big goal is to distinguish galactic spin from annual and diurnal spins. It was SO serious until buying one of those "atomic" radio controlled clocks, they are very cheap now. They show the 'now' cleanly and are a great relief in the competitive world which is always claiming a cut of one's time. It may help to know that time and energy have a special relationship, which was discovered in physics early in the last century. Other pairs of concepts do, also. Like computers, this is vintage stuff, based on three thousand years of slow work. Enjoy. -Mike Lewis ('60) ~ Seattle ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Linda Reining ('64) Re: Bakersfield Bomber Lunch DATE: Sunday, September 19, 2004 TIME: 2:00pm WHERE: Coco's Restaurant on Rosedale Highway. DIRECTIONS: 99 freeway to Rosedale exit; West on Rosedale; stay on Rosedale all the way to Jet Way, make a left at the light and follow the road into the Coco's parking lot All Bomber Spouses and Friends are welcome! -Linda Reining ('64) ~ Bakersfield, CA - blasted heat is still here-----was 108 Friday and more of the same is predicted!!!!!! ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Betti Avant ('69) I see my name has changed, oh my. I'm not Batty, I'm Betti. [Bomber apologies, Betti... I fixed the online version... all I can do about yesterday's Sandstorm is mention my screw up today... So sorry! -Maren] Well, the locals beat the visitors, 33-8. Once again the Cowboys defeat the Indians. The marching band didn't have enough bodies last night, but they stood in formation and played some "Earth, Wind, and Fire" stuff. Even 2 of the cheerleaders were out there with their instruments. The rest of the band were in T-shirts and jeans. Perhaps I'll get to another game this fall, who knows. Go Seahawks, I see by some peoples' picks they should represent the NFC in the Super Bowl. -Betti Avant ('69) ~ Goodland, KS - where all week it has been in the 90's (too hot for this time of year ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Mike Davis ('74) To: Funnyman Upton Anytime I can help you out, Brad! The more things change, the more they stay the same. I believe I was getting you chicks 30+ years ago and believe me it was a lot easier - you actually had a part on your head. You and Halle have a good time and tell her I'm sorry. It just wasn't meant to be. Tough nut -she'll recover. You and her ought to hit it off quite well - she needs some humor in her life right now and you can provide that (even when you are on stage) M. Davis (74) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/13/04 Dateline: New Orleans, LA (3am CDT today: 77 - 83% humidity -- REALLY watching Ivan) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 13 Bombers sent stuff: Betty Hiser ('49), Dicksy Poe ('50) Dorothy Stamper ('54), Lenora Hughes ('55), Lois Weyerts ('56), Gary Persons ('57) Jan Bollinger ('60), Judy Willox ('61) Mike Brady ('61), Deedee Willox ('64) Bill Wingfield ('67), Brad Upton ('74) Debra Dawson ('74WB) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Cathy Clugston ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Paul James Hodson ('05) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Steven Adair ('08) BOMBER CALENDAR: Click the event you want to know more about. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Betty Hiser Gulley ('49) For those of you who missed the Club 40 - shame on you - especially those who live in the Tri-City area. Some Bombers who live in Richland have never attended a single reunion or Club 40 event. I contacted two and they both said, "Well, I wasn't popular in school" - who cares - come on down!!! I enjoyed everything and all of the hugs I received and I received a whole bunch. Thanks to all of you who gave me hugs. After you have had cancer (twice) your whole life perspective changes and that is why I collect hugs. A BIG thanks to all of you who worked on the Club 40 event. Please plan on attending next year's "doin's" We are losing a few each year so we need people to fill those slots. -Betty Hiser Gulley - '49er ~ south/government Richland where the weather has been fantastic - had 15 drops of rain and a little wind but other than that it was very nice for Club 40. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Dicksy Poe Creek ('50) Re: Photograph Copyrights Any professional photographers among the Bombers? I have a borrowed 1951 portrait photograph from my sister. It was taken by Day's Studio in Kennewick. I want another. I can't find any telephone listing for Day's Studio. Perhaps they have gone out of business. Two local photograph copier businesses have given me different copyright rules. One says every professional photograph starting in 1952 is copyrighted. The other says photograph copyrights are valid for 75 years. Maybe these statements are not contradictory, but what is the copyright law on photographs? If my borrowed photograph is copyrighted and the photographer can't be reached, how can I get permission to copy it? -Dicksy Poe Creek ('50) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Dorothy Stamper McGhan ('54) What a wonderful 50th reunion we have just had. Marguerite Groff Thompson ('54), and all who helped, did an outstanding job of putting it together and seeing it through. Donna McCleary Belt ('54) and Jim Watts ('54) were super MCs. It was wonderful to see and talk to so many classmates and get so many hugs! Also so good to see Harley Stell, and Gordon Pappas and see their joy in being there. Fran Rish was there for a while and we got to shake hands with him. The memory book is outstanding! Who of us could ever forget having the current Richland Hi band salute us as we walked to the river to commemorate those of our classmates who have "crossed over"? What a touching experience that was! Everything was great -- what more can I say?!! Many thanks to all! -Dorothy Stamper McGhan ('54) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Lenora Hughes Bejarano ('55) Re: Sigfried and Roy Special Our son, Chuck Bejarano, was the photographer for the Sigfried and Roy Special with Maria Shriver that will air this coming Wednesday night, September 15th. I hope everyone gets to watch it. I am sure it will be good. We are proud of our son. He has won an Emmy and countless other awards for his work. Works for just about all the networks, network and cable programs. Just completed a program for National Geographic channel. I think it has to do with electricity. I haven't heard the air date for that one yet. I will put it in the Sandstorm when I find out. -Lenora Hughes Bejarano ('55) ~ Las Vegas, NV - where we have had some amazing thunder storms in the past couple of days. Temps are going down at last. I am ready for the cooler weather. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Lois Weyerts Harrold ('56) WHAT: Class of '56 Ladies October Luncheon DATE: Tuesday, October 5 TIME: 11:00 am PLACE: Karol Brimhall Smith's house in Pasco [address deleted for Karol's privacy. Email Lois for the exact address if you want it. -Maren] RSVP by Sunday October 3: [phone numbers deleted for privacy. -Maren] Because we often have salad luncheons in our homes we need to know how many will attend. We also need people to bring salads so if you can do that let us know. The hostess, Karol, will provide beverages and dessert. She needs a head count to plan for seating. We look forward to seeing some new faces so come join us. We usually meet the first Tuesday of the month. -Lois Weyerts Harrold ('56) ~ Richland - where we just finished a great Club 40 Reunion and had 24 classmates from 1956 attend. Way to go! ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Gary Persons ('57) and Jan Bollinger Persons ('60) Re: Spokane Area Bomber Lunch NEW LOCATION - NEW LOCATION - NEW LOCATION!! The Spokane Bomber alums will be meeting at a new location next Sunday, as follows: DATE: Sunday, September 19, 2004 COFFEE TIME: 11:30 am LUNCH TIME: 12:30 PM WHERE: The Cathay Inn (Chinese and American menu) ADDRESS: 3714 North Division (Look for the large sign on the east side of the street. Our tables will be in the back corner of the restaurant, under the windows.) PRICE: Most lunches $5.95 - $7.95 RSVP (for head count) to JAN or GARY All Bomber spouses and guests are welcome. -Gary Persons ('57) and Jan Bollinger Persons ('60) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Judy Willox ('61), AKA Gramma To: Paul James Hodson (2005) To one of the neatest kids in the world (I am NOT a prejudice Gramma), I want to wish a happy birthday to. Today my little boy (little?) turns 18. Sooooo, happy birthday, child of my heart! Happy Bomber Birthday to you, Happy Bomber Birthday to you. Happy Bomber Birthday Dear Paullllllllll, Happy Bomber Birthday to youuuuuuu. And Mannnnnny Moooooore! I love you Sweetheart! Gramma -Judy Willox ('61) ~ Richland - Where the town now rests peacefully after a very busy Bomber weekend that was fun, fun, fun!!! ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Mike Brady ('61) Re: Beth Pederson's ('61) I just picked up a copy of Beth's new CD, "Everything Must Change." Her voice is just as beautiful as I remember it over 40 years ago. -Mike Brady ('61) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Deedee Willox ('64) Re: Club 40 I went to the Club 40 reunion last night and really enjoyed it. I didn't see anyone else from class of '64, which surprised me. Our class members are the "babies" of Club 40 and I guess I must look a lot younger, because one man asked me if I was Judy Willox's ('61) daughter! The program was great, the food was great, and last but not least, I finally got to meet George "Pappy" Swan ('59)! I also got to meet Dick McCoy's ('45) wife, Ida - nice lady. The program was a mock up of Rowan & Martin's Laugh In. That was my favorite TV show in its day, so I thoroughly enjoyed it. They had it all: Ruth Buzzi hitting the old man with her purse, Lily Tomlin as the phone operator, Jamie Worley, Goldie Hawn, Phyllis Diller, and poems by Henry Gibson. It was great fun! My hubby actually went with me and he ran into someone he knew from their Railroad days. Not that my hubby has to KNOW anyone to talk to them! For him, there are no strangers, only friends he hasn't met yet. What a nice evening! -Deedee Willox Loiseau ('64) ~ Burbank, WA - where it has cooled off some (but not enough). ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Bill Wingfield ('67) To: Jeanie Harscher Wittner (68) Re: 9/11/04 Sandstorm Entry: "Wishing my very best friend, Jan McCallum ('68), a very happy birthday" I'll say thanks for the birthday notice for my sister Jan Wingfield McCallum ('68WB). Jan and mom told me you guys had a good time. They said you still look like you did in high school. To: Maren Re: "[What day??? And who is Jan McCallum? Not found on the '68 BOMBER roster... maybe she's not a Bomber? -Maren] Maren, Jan Wingfield McCallum's birthday is September 11th. She is a (168wb). Unfortunately her 2 daughters Megan & Kelley McCallum are growing up to be Falcons. Megan graduated last year and Kelley has one more year at HHS, but I still love them, and am proud of them. How about adding her to the '68 BOMBER class roster. ['68 doesn't appear to have a complete roster page and I don't see an email address for your sister that could be added to the '68 email page. -Maren] Maren, PS thanks for all you do. I still can't get going in the am w/o my Alumni Sandstorm and coffee fix. -Bill Wingfield (BRC '67) ~ Augusta, GA - we are headed off to play tennis, and watching which way Ivan is headed. It's path was going directly over Augusta, but appears to be moving West, so should miss us. Our prayers go out to the people who have been hit by the hurricanes and our service men and women. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Brad Upton ('74) So today I'm wandering around San Juan, Puerto Rico. I'm still amazed thinking about the conversation that I had yesterday in St. Thomas, V.I. I had run into a couple of English gentleman in their early 60s (who I recognized immediately).. We were the only ones in the bar, but I couldn't help overhearing their conversation when they began to talk about the best places to find agates. Since I had performed the night before on the ship several passengers stopped by to tell me how much they enjoyed my show. None of the passengers recognized the gents sitting near me. After a couple more people recognized me I turned to the English chaps and said, "I'll bet you guys are wondering what it's liked to be recognized in public." They both had a good laugh with that one and asked me to join them for a pint of Boddington's. I was sitting with the last two... Paul and Ringo. They started to introduce themselves, but I told them I knew who they were. I turned to Ringo and asked him what he thought Pete Best was doing right now. Ringo laughed hysterically and then threw up on his shoes. Paul told me they were just talking about the fact that there was almost a fifth Beatle and how that would have changed destiny. Paul told me there was a chap from Richland, Washington named Mike Davis that was supposed to have been in the band, but his parents wouldn't let him leave home when he was eight- years-old. Paul and Ringo concluded that Mike probably would have stolen the limelight and been an even bigger deal than they turned out to be. Anyway, today I'm walking around San Juan and I run into Jennifer Lopez. I congratulate her on her latest marriage. She starts to cry. "Things not going well?" I ask. "My heart is aching," she replies. "Still not over Ben Affleck?" I ask. "No, it was someone else," she starts to say. "Mike Davis?" I interrupt. She looks at me like I'm Kreskin. "How'd you know?" she asks. "Long, long, story. Can I buy you a drink?" "I'd like that," she replies...... and this story ends like my day with Halle Berry. Thanks, Mike! -Brad Upton ('74) ~ San Juan, Puerto Rico ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Debra Dawson Fogler ('74WB) I've been offline for awhile and must have been deleted from the Alumni Sandstorm mailing list. Anyway, sadly, I must announce the passing of a Bomber mom, Marge Dawson. She died peacefully in Cheney, September 11th, at age 78. Mom was a loving and generous person, and she will be missed by more than just her 4 daughters: Gayle Dawson Muir ('65 Bomber), Esther Dawson Powell ('73wb), Debra Dawson Fogler ('74wb), and Michel Thompson ('75wb). -Debra Dawson Fogler ('74WB) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Yet another note from Deputy Editor Richard: there has been a convergence of "odd things which happen from time to time". Maren is near to being in the eye of a hurricane -- Ivan this time around -- and Richard is in the eye of an eye which doesn't work. Anyway, I will be in Seattle for cataract surgery and won't be back until Friday (Saturday's issue); and Maren may have to evacuate the lovely town of New Orleans (she'll be taking the trusty Sandstorm laptop). The upshot (downside?) is that there might be an interruption in the daily Sandstorm for a couple of days -- our first interruption in service in over six years. But, be forewarned, we'll catch up with all of your submissions soonest -- we won't miss a single one. Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/14/04 Dateline: Richland ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 11 Bombers sent stuff today: Dick Roberts ('49), Ralph Myrick ('51) Gloria Adams ('54), John Adkins ('62) Jim House ('63), Linda Reining ('64) Tedd Cadd ('66), Mike Davis ('74) Brad Upton ('74), Brian Denning ('77) Beth Young ('81) ********************************************************* ********************************************************* BOMBER BIRTHDAYS Today: Vicki Owens ('72) Sheila Ramerman ('72) Melissa Holmes ('92) BOMBER CALENDAR: <Richland Bombers Calendar> Click the event you want to know more about. ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Richard "Dick" Roberts ('49) To: Dicksy Lee Poe Creek ('50) Re: Making Copy of "Copyrighted" Photo Hi Dicksy, What do you think would happen if some afternoon you went to Wal-Mart with the picture, made a copy of it, had it framed, and hung it on the wall to honor your sister? Think about it. Or, any friend familiar with photo tech on the PC probably would be glad to do it for you as a favor. I would. -Richard "Dick" Roberts ('49) ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Ralph Myrick ('51) I have been watching the services for Bob Mars and listening to all of the kind words of admiration and love for that man. Too bad that he had to die to have all the remarks said about him. This was why I put out a quest for all those who had Helen Skogen to write them down so that I could give them to her while she can appreciate them. Keep them coming in. I would like to compile as many messages that I can for her. When they are all placed into a booklet, Judy and I will give it to her for her birthday. I wonder if we shouldn't considered thinking about other people who have had an impact on our lives and tell them so before the good Lord comes to take them home. Just wondering. -Ralph Myrick ('51) ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Gloria "Skippy" Adams Fulcher ('54) Re: Class of '54 Reunion What a wonderful time!!!!!!!! Thanks many times over to all of you who worked so hard to put it together. The ultimate success is a tribute to your efforts. The emcees for our program on Saturday afternoon, Dona McCleary Belt and Jim Watts, were outstanding, of course!! You're professionals at this I think. What is the best way to get the word to the Richland High Band to thank them over and over for being there with us?? That meant just as much to me as any of the other events. Some of our classmates had tears in their eyes walking down the aisle between the band members on our way to the river. I thanked the band leader at that time and his comment was, "You guys deserve it!" Clarence ('51) and I are both sure glad we attended all the functions. How special to have so many life-long friends. -Gloria "Skippy" Adams Fulcher ('54) ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: John Adkins ('62) Re: Club-40 Photo CD Album Ok Club-40, the weekend is over, it is time to do the photo album. For those of you who choose to share your pictures with everyone at Club-40! If you took your pictures on a digital camera: the best mechanism is to copy the pictures to a CD and mail them to me. The second best is to send them to me via email. If you took your pictures with film based camera: the best mechanism is have them developed and also placed on a CD. The second best method is to scan them. The most important part is to get as many pictures from as many attendees as possible. That's what makes these photo CD's "rock". -John Adkins ('62) ~ ya all left too soon; we got rain this morning ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Jim House ('63) Ten Richland Marines and four guests got together in Richland on 9/11. The impromptu lunch was hastily arranged to coincide with Major General Jim Mattis's ('68) visit with family while enroute from Iraq to a new assignment in Virginia. The group included veterans of WWII, Korea, Viet Nam, Desert Storm, and the current engagements in Afghanistan and Iraq. Marines attending were Terry Ault, Jerry Free ('62), Randy Free ('61), Jim House ('63), Larry Jacobs, Jim Mattis ('68), Tom Mattis ('66), Len Sevigny, Pappy Swan ('59), and John Worrell ('59). Special guests who added to the enthusiasm included Ben Jacobs ('69), Bob Jacobs ('70), Gerald Mattis, and civic leader John Nolan (WWII Army vet) who has a grandson in the Marines. The fortunate waitress for the event has three brothers currently serving in Iraq. The atmosphere was special. It seemed like an hour passed before anyone ordered. General Mattis was just one of the Marines; yet, we all sensed the presence of a great leader. The Marines were hesitant to "question" the General until Bob Jacobs finally asked, "How's it going over there?" Jim went "off the record" to share his views of the enemy, the tactics and the performance of his Marines. Pappy Swan observed that he could not help but marvel at the quiet confident air of this man and the two-way feeling of common respect that exists between the "Band of Brother Marines". He said just getting to know Jim and the rest of the Marines made him even prouder than before. I apologize for the short notice to other Marines who could not attend due to conflicting commitments. We were fortunate to find a window of opportunity to meet with a key player in our war on terrorism and whose schedule was tenuous and whose "days off" include phone calls from the Pentagon. I thought one of the highlights was when Jim asked the waitress about her brothers. One by one she explained what unit they were in. For each one he explained what that unit was doing and for each one he said, "He will be okay." What class! All Bombers should be proud of this modest leader from the Class of '68. Semper Fi, -Jim House ('63) ~ Mead, WA PS To: Brad Wear ('71) and other (male) Marine officers I suggested to General Mattis that his first duty in Quantico should be to go to Fredericksburg and meet with the President of Mary Washington College to make sure all is well with the coeds and the lieutenants. Oh my! ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Linda Reining ('64) To: Deedee Willox Loiseau ('64) Re: Club-40 and the Laugh-in review You had written that you always liked that show and that the skit included the things that were done by Goldie Hawn, Ruth Buzzi, etc., and then you said, Jamie Worley -- think you meant Joanne Worley -- Jamie was in our class -- don't think she was ever part of the Laugh- in crew. I know, chalk it up to a "senior moment". -Linda Reining ('64) ~ Bakersfield, CA ~ was only 88 today -- and they claim the HOT temperatures have left for now -- am keeping fingers crossed -- I have had all the blasted heat I want for this year!!!!! ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Tedd Cadd ('66) Re: Great-Grandparenthood I'm wondering if there are any other of our '66 classmates who are great-grandparents? Pam Hunt Cadd (`66) and I "married" into the role last Friday when our daughter Amy Cadd ('90) became Amy Milne and the stepmother to four children ranging from 11 to 21 and grandmother to an 8-month-old granddaughter. We went from the parents of two to the great- grandparent role without the usual grandparent middle step. -Tedd Cadd ('66) ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Mike Davis ('74) To: Brad Upton In regards to your meeting my ex, J-Lo, just remember this... "She loves you, Ya, Ya, Ya!!!" Paul and Ringo, such the kidders! See ya in Liverpool. -Davis ('74) ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Brad Upton ('74) What are the odds? Today I'm wandering through the small shops in St. Thomas, V.I. I recognize this superstar immediately. Of course, when you're wearing pink shorts and feather boa, you're not hard to miss. "Hey Reggie," I say. (I call the legendary Elton John by his real name.) "Hello, mate," he replies. I then asked him if he found anything to go with his outfit. He replied, "Shopping makes me feel better when I'm heartbroken. I just lost the best lover I ever had." "Mike Davis?" I questioned. "How did you know?" he asked. "Long story, Reggie. Did Mike constantly make fun of you because you've lost most of your hair?" I asked. "Yes and it hurt me a bit. Why'd he act like that?" "Don't worry about it Reg, it's a defense mechanism that makes him feel better about himself. He means no harm," I told him. Elton replied, "I miss my Boo Boo." "You'll get over it. Nice meeting you," and I wandered off. You didn't think I was going to try and repair that broken heart did you? -Brad Upton ('74) ~ We've just been told that there is a new tropical storm near us that may not allow us to dock tomorrow in St. Maarten! I'm supposed to get off this boat tomorrow and fly through Ivan on my way to Dallas. ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Brian Denning ('77) To: Brad Upton ('74) and Mike Davis ('74) Hooo-Whee, it's raining here in Richland today and I'm not still not sure why I'm wearing my boots ..... but whether it's the depth of the damp T/C construction dust, or the depth of both of y'all's Bull-Oh-Knee. (Maren will probably let that one get by.) Both of you keep up the banter ..... as I'm think'n an appearance of someone named Charley, Frances, or Ivan might be some welcome entertainment here since the Hydros and Cool Desert Nights left town. -Brian Denning ('77) ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Beth Young Gibson ('81) To: Dicksy Poe Creek ('50) Re: Photograph rights As I was assembling my photo book of Richland, I had to be very careful about copyright protection. I am still not completely certain of the rules myself. I do know that all photos taken before approximately 1924 are automatically public domain. Any photos taken by a government agency (e.g., DOE), are automatically public domain regardless of year taken because they are paid for with taxpayer money. When you get into private studios it is a lot more touchy. If you are just making a copy for private use I, personally, would probably not worry about copyright. However, someone like Kinko's will still balk at copying it for you. If you have a friend with a good scanner and printer, you might try that. Before doing anything, though, I would recommend talking to Corrine (I think it is Hulse) at the East Benton County Museum in Kennewick. Their phone number is 509-582-7704. I'm sure she could find out for you in the archives whether Day's changed hands. She could also find out whether the Day family that owned the photography studio has any living relatives. If not, as far as I can recall, you are free to use the photo if there are no living relatives. Many of the old Richland pictures you see have the name Ellis on the photo. There is no Ellis studio in Richland anymore but there is an Ellis photographer in Walla Walla. Same family I'm sure. So there would be an instance where you would not want to copy without asking first. Maybe someone else can chime in on the ins and outs of this; it is very complicated. -Beth Young Gibson ('81) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 015 - Ivan Evacuation Dateline: Zachary, LA ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Only 1 Bomber today -- ME (Maren) Made it to my sister's last night about 10pm... 7 hours to complete a trip that normally takes no more than 2 hours. So, we're Ivan Refugees -- and "we" is me, my daughter and her two little ones (20-month old Abby -- -- and the newest, Maddie, born 8/20/04), my son-in-law and his mother. Son-in-law's dad and grandmother are on the road in traffic having not departed the New Orleans area until 2am this morning. Still don't know where Ivan will make landfall and I don't even have the laptop set up. That means I haven't downloaded email PLUS this this won't even get posted to the website... ONLY those of you who get the Sandstorm in your inbox will see this update... As Richard said yesterday, we'll catch up with EVERY Sandstorm entry --- eventually -- but not today... just wanted everyone to know that I'm safe. Bomber cheers, Maren Smyth (classes of '63 and '64) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 9/16 Ivan Return Dateline: New Orleans, LA ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Only 1 Bomber today -- ME (Maren) Made it back to New Orleans today. Took 7 hours to get there and 4 hours to get back today -- the trip normally takes no more than 2 hours. Ivan gave us a break, but any Bombers near the Alabama coast are probably hurting right now... This won't get posted to the website... ONLY those of you who get the Sandstorm in your inbox will see this update... As Richard said on 9/14/04, we'll catch up with EVERY Sandstorm entry -- eventually -- but not today... just wanted everyone to know that I'm safe... and working on tomorrow's Sandstorm now. MAY even have an update on Richard's eye surgery for tomorrow's Sandstorm Bomber cheers, Maren Smyth (classes of '63 and '64) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/17/04 Dateline: New Orleans, LA (9pm yesterday: 83 - 79% humidity) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 20 Bombers and 1 Bomber funeral notice today: Betty Bell ('51), Gene Stephens ('54) Marguerite Groff ('54), Marilynn Working ('54) Mike Clowes ('54), Judy Crose ('58) George Swan ('59), Betty Neal ('62) Helen Cross ('62), Deedee Willox ('64) David Rivers ('65), Jeff Michael ('65) Shirley Collings ('66), Lonnie Draper ('70) Brad Wear ('71), Vic Marshall ('71) Joe Schmitt ('73), Terry Hutson ('74) Mike Davis ('74), Karen Davis ('76) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* BOMBER BIRTHDAY 09/16: Suzie Gunderson ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY 09/16: Karen Kleinpeter ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY 09/16: Cathy Moore ('80) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dena Evans ('64) BOMBER LUNCH Today: Girls of '54 BOMBER CALENDAR: Click the event you want to know more about. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Betty Bell Norton ('51) Re: Friday Dance The Richland Seniors Association is sponsoring their "All Ages" dance on Friday, September 17th (TODAY) from 1:00 - 4:00 at the Richland Community Center. The Easy Swing Band will again provide the music. Even if you don't dance, it is good to hear our favorite songs and visit with old and new friends. Tickets are $4 at the door and refreshments will be served. Hope to see you there! -Betty Bell Norton ('51) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Gene Stephens ('54) Thanks for a great reunion. Thanks to Dona [McCleary Belt ('54)] and Jimmy [Jim Watts ('54)] for a great job of hosting. Very nice to see you, beautiful as ever. I hope Maria Jo will let Harold play golf next time. -Gene Stephens ('54) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Marguerite Groff Tompkins ('54) This is just a quick note to Class of '54 Sandstorm readers. I just tried to send an email to a member of our class and got a "not deliverable" note. The address I used is the one that is located on our website The purpose of this entry is to request that all of you check your email address on our web page. If it isn't there - or - if it is incorrect, please send John Bruntlett ('54) your current email address. With the wonderful friendships that were renewed this past weekend at our 50th reunion, there will be more connections being made via email. If you are waiting for the photo of the reunion attendees, or a copy of the Memory Book, please be patient. I will be getting them out soon. I am, however, expecting my brother, Phil Groff ('58) and family, to visit this weekend. That means I need to get caught up on the things I've let go over the past couple of weeks leading up to the reunion. Then - I'll address the envelopes and get them mailed. I want to thank all of you for making this reunion such a success. Those of us that worked on it had so much fun getting ready for you. Now we just have the warm feel of success. We'll have our monthly lunch Friday [today] and will probably relive the whole weekend and enjoy it all over again. Also, thanks for your kind words. I still think we have more fun than anyone. -Marguerite Groff Tompkins ('54) ~ Still in Richland where the weather is just here - a little bit of rain, some sunshine and of course, wind. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Marilynn Working Highstreet ('54) To: Dicksy Poe Creek ('50) Re: photo copyright Dicksy: A friend of mine had a picture copied locally and had to sign a "release" because the store wasn't sure if they should copy it. She told them the picture was 61 years old and the photography place had gone out of business. I know I have tried copying a photo at Wal-Mart on their machine for enlargements and they wouldn't let me when I took it up to pay they noticed it was a professional picture about 10 yrs. old. To: Lenora Hughes Bejarano ('55) Congratulations to the great success of your son, Chuck. You are and should be very proud of him. It feels good when our kids are successful and do good. I'll try and watch Sigfried and Roy Special on Wednesday night [last night]. "Big Brother 5" isn't on that night, so it should be easy!! Amazing Race, too. I just returned tonight from a "surprise" birthday get together for a wonderful friend, Norma Myrick Nunamaker ('54) at the Dairy Queen on Highway 395. She was really surprised when her son, Rick, brought her there for ice cream, only to find red, white and blue balloons all around the patio area put together by the ACES group that she so graciously give all her time to. She said she commented to him, "boy someone must be having a party". They sure were and it was for HER!! Sorry to see it wasn't on the birthday list at the top of the Sandstorm today, the 14th!! Anyway, Norma, many, many more happy years. Boy, talk about censorship. A gal that attended the party said she went to vote today wearing a shirt that had a picture and saying about John Kerry (I won't say what it said) on the back and they wouldn't let her vote!! She went home and put on another shirt with a bad word on the back and they let her vote!! HMMMMM Re: Our 50th!!!!! What a wonderful time Friday and Saturday. It was so rewarding to get the compliments on the memory book and "little people" we worked on and the many laughs from the MCs, Dona and Jim. I took 2 full DVDs on my Sony video camera and will be making copies. It starts with the class reunion at the Community Center and ends with Saturday night Club 40 so I could have it complete. If anyone wants copies I will figure out how much it will take and you can email me your desire to have a copy. -I'm Marilynn Working Highstreet ('54) ~ and I approve this message!! from the Tri-Cities where I am going to sleep a lot this week! Nice cool weather to do it! ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) Re: Ellis Photography I believe the Ellis Photography Beth Young Gibson ('81) referred to in yesterday's paper was Kennell-Ellis. The studio was located in Uptown near the Uptown Tavern. The principal photographer "back in the day" was Sam Ellis. There is (or was) a Kennell-Ellis studio in Eugene, OR. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) ~ still decompressing after the 50th. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Judy Crose Snowhite ('58) Re: Mrs. Aline Brinkman Just wanted to let everyone know that Mrs. Brinkman passed away Wednesday morning [7/15/04] at 7:15. She was a retired 5th grade teacher at Lewis and Clark. She was 97 years old. My condolences go out to Mr. Loris Brinkman, Sandy ('58), George ('60) and Kippy ('62). If anyone would like to send a card please email me and I will send you Mr. Brinkman's address. Her service will be Monday - grave side at Einan's at 11:00am and Memorial at South side Church following at 1:00pm. -Judy Crose Snowhite ('58) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: George "Pappy" Swan ('59) Re: It led me right to Club 40 Did I have fun or what? I will be eternally grateful to my much younger sister, Marilyn Swan Beddo ('63) for pushing me into first reading Alumni Sandstorm about a year ago. That eventually led to my writing to Sandstorm, which led to the creation of an imaginary little Puddle World, which led to being the recipient of much fun and rotten fruit and vegetables (figuratively speaking of course), which led to many new and renewed acquaintances who either rallied to my support or informed me otherwise, all of which led to an avalanche of exchanged email, which finally led me right to the Club 40 Weekend. So many of those acquaintances blossomed into friendships this past weekend. I was able to match so many faces with written names. Puddle Pal acquaintances became friends. Names acquired faces as they found me or I found them but there were also many that I did not find if they were there. If I missed you, I was looking. Perhaps I hindered the location process a bit when I shaved off my beard on Saturday morning as part of my warped sense of humor to see how many would recognize me that night. And, one gentleman reassured me that he enjoyed reading my entries, even though they still are too long. I found great humor and satisfaction in that statement. I think God loves a happy man. So, once again, color me happy. Also, my thanks to Coach Rex Davis ('49) for looking me up. I enjoyed our all too short conversation before I was spirited away. And Max Sutton ('57), I missed you Sunday morning therefore, we have to go bird hunting for sure so we can spend some more time together. I have no idea how many times in my fisheries work that I made the trip through the Hanford Reach by boat from either end but it was pleasant for a change to kick back and leave the driving to someone else and watch the scenery, the fishermen (catching their fish), the wildlife, and occasionally losing myself in memories when not visiting with my wife, Jeanne, or fellow voyagers. When the boat arrived back at the dock, I hastily departed for one of the high points of the weekend (for me), the Marine lunch honoring Major General Jim Mattis ('68). Jim House ('63) described that proud gathering rather superbly in yesterday's Sandstorm. One of my newfound Puddle Pal friends, Jan Bollinger Persons ('60) summed up the entire weekend and a Sunday mornin' comin' down as, "...wanted to say what a great time we had with the Puddle folk! What a wonderful coincidence it was for Club 40 to coincide with the formation of the Puddle Pals! Who knows when we may all have met, otherwise? I am sure the whole weekend was a healthy (and appreciated) break for Lora Homme Page ('60), too. I think I enjoyed our casual, quiet, unorganized visiting on Sunday the most!" We agree Jan, what a great little sub-grouping of Bombers. The only thing that might have made the weekend more memorable would have been for another Puddle Pal, Patti Jones Ahrens ('60), to have bungee jumped from the ceiling during the Saturday night program. Marilyn and I hated to finally pull ourselves away on Sunday afternoon. "Parting, is, such sweet sorrow" but family duties called. However, it still was not over yet. We took our 86 year-old mother, Millie Swan, to see Ron Monk ('57), an old family friend (that Sandstorm and Club 40 had reunited us with) play with the dance band at the Pasco Eagles and then we all went out to dinner. Thanks be to Maren and Richard for Alumni Sandstorm and to all those whose efforts made Club 40 happen. All of this led to a smiling and a very "Happy Pappy." -George "Pappy" Swan ('59) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Betty Neal Brinkman ('62) Re: The death of Mrs. Brinkman I'm sad to announce the death of my Mother In Law, Aline Brinkman, today [9/15/04]. She was a teacher at Lewis and Clark Elementary school for many years and I know many of the Sandstorm readers had her for 5th grade. She would have celebrated her 98th birthday on October 4th. She leaves behind her husband, Loris, her children, Sandra ('58), George ('60) and Kippy ('62), three granddaughters and three great grandchildren. I think the funeral will be on Monday, but since I'm not in Richland I'm not too sure just when it will be. -Betty Neal Brinkman ('62) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) I was doing some much needed cleaning out today and I ran across one of my high school annuals today!! I have some photos of old classmates. Dick Fitcher, Mildred Strode, Doug Lukens and I were together in Kindergarten out in front of old Spalding!! And I found a copy of my confirmation class at CUP in l959 I think. Kippy Lou Brinkman, Bob Mitchell, and Bob Bergdahl as well as many others are on it. As soon as I can figure out how to get these sent I will do so, as I think it's great to look at old photos. Helen Cross Kirk (62) -Helen Cross Kirk ('62) ~ by the little lake where we fortunately just expect some rain as a fallout from Ivan's terror. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Deedee Willox Loiseau ('64) To: Linda Reining ('64) Re: Joanne aka Jamie Worley Oops! A senior moment for sure. Won't Jamie ('64) be surprised to find out that she was part of Laugh-In?! Re: HEAT WAVE By the way, it has cooled off here too, thank God! Jean Armstrong Reynolds ('64) called me yesterday and it was 108 in Phoenix! Waaaaay too hot fore me. Bakersfield gets that hot too at times, doesn't it? When it's hot, I spend a great deal of time downstairs; so much cooler. We turned our family room into our bedroom (the kids are all gone now), so I have a HUGE bedroom. The only drawback was that there were no clothes closets, so we bought a couple of armoires. It works. I divided the room into bedroom and sitting room, combined three shower curtains to hang between. That gave it kinda the two-room feel and also blocked the light from the window in the sitting room part. I used to get terrible migraines, so blocking the light to my bed was essential. Fortunately, I don't get them anymore; doc found an Rx that prevents them. Hallelujah! I later added TV, VCR, DVD, Coffee Pot, Microwave, and Small Fridg. I grew up in a basement room, so it's quite normal to me. And it's quiet. I do have a phone in there, but the ringer is turned off. I usually take one of the cordless phones in there and remove it if I don't want to answer calls. Dang! I wrote a BOOK! Now I'm going to have to apply for a copyright. *LOL* -Deedee Willox Loiseau ('64) ~ beautiful uptown Burbank, WA ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: David Rivers ('65) Re: Semper Fi Thanks to Captain House ('63) for setting up the nice meal with Gen. Mattis ('68). I was so sorry I couldn't attend. I was so very worried that Brad Wear ('71) would not be able to attend and asked Jim to make sure Brad was informed. Brad lived down the street from us and he is such a fine fellow and an "Ossifer and a gentleman" to boot (not too boot... I mean he is boot to me just as I am Boot to Heidlebaugh ('65) and Tuna ('64) but that's not what I meant) that I wanted to make sure he got the once in a lifetime chance to meet the General. Silly me... turns out Brad couldn't make it and has been friends with the General and many of his staff generals for years so my worry was for naught. Sounds like a great time was had by all. For any of you who don't get it... It's a Marine thing! -David Rivers ('65) (S/Sgt USMC) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jeff Michael ('65) Hey there Bombers and Bomberettes... So...I'm like wonderin': Who's the bigger blow hard; Brad, Mike or Ivan? Are there any classmates or teachers out there in Bomberville that can help me on a project? I'm trying to determine which is the greater influence: heredity (DNA) or environment (radioactivity in the home/school). I think some studies have been done already on male-pattern baldness; so I'm focusing on tendencies towards class (or maybe not so classy) clowns in prebuscent, white males. Were Upton and Davis like this as kids, or is this more of and adult (chronologically speaking) onset disease? Since Brad seems to have these attacks while "wandering" in strange places and visiting bars, perhaps the 30 meetings in 30 days program at AA would help move him past denial and into therapy. I'm concerned with the hallucinating and self aggrandizing (conversations with celebs...come on!), he might just be on the verge of flipping out. I asked Dr. Phil about Brad over Couvousoir at the Red Lion just last night...and he said the lad needs help! In fact, Dr. Phil turned to Dr. Laura, who was just down the bar from Elvis Presley, who said we should intervene immediately...with all the bad weather and conveyances, he might be making a cry for help. They both agreed, if there is another episode in the next 48 hours, immediate action must be taken. Classmates, bond together...this is surely a critical moment. dj jeff Michael ('65) -Jeff Michael ('65) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) This year Christ the King School is celebrating its 50th year of being open. The opening event of celebration will be the annual Bavarian Sausage Fest. It is beautifully decorated with flower baskets, and creative Bavarian styled booths. The Fest will begin about 5 PM Friday evening. There are about 20 game booths on the lower level with bingo, farmers market and many more items of interest inside the school on the lower level, plus booths outside selling a variety of food, especially the sausage and kraut on a bun. Entertainment to watch on the outdoor stage while you sit under the huge parachute until about 9 PM. The Bier Garten is always a *gigantic* success with entertainment and doing the 'chicken dance.' The lower level closes about 9 PM both Friday and Saturday nights. The Bier Garten is open until 1 AM both Saturday morning and Sunday mornings. Almost every booth is taken down Saturday night and stored until next year. It is a lot of manpower and organization, but you will thoroughly enjoy yourselves. You'll probably even see a lot of former CK students there. Appropriately I happened to find the Reverend Monsignor William J. Sweeney's [aka Father Sweeney] funeral notice and an article from the TCHerald this last week. He passed away January 9, 1996. I'll bet he will look down with a smile to see you at Sausage Fest. Here are the links: Pray for nice weather! -Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) ~ Richland ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Lonnie Draper ('70) Hi, Emerson said, "All writing is given up in desperation." Well, this is given up. I hope I said it halfway well. You never know how some people will read things. Additional Text -Lonnie Draper ('70) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Brad Wear ('71) To: Brad Upton ('74) Brad, if you're going to be in Dallas I'd love to take in a show. The Improv? or the Funny Bone? To: Jim House ('63) Mary Washington, what a tradition. I hope Jim Mattis ('68) can help continue the tradition. My bet is they've been invaded by the first wave of Marines in Fredricksburg as school has started. Women's virtue will definitely suffer. -Brad Wear ('71) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Vic Marshall ('71) Re: Davis & Upton All right you guys- I think it's time for you to meet behind the bowling alley after school to decide this one- or is that in the Senior Lot? I don't know what the Chief Jo equivalent was- the really big "fights" at Carmichael were always behind the bowling alley, In high school, I don't remember as many fights but the parking lot, Zip's, and Payless all come to mind. Of course, Mr. Davis will probably want to meet at Denny's for the show down- Grand Slams at Dawn!! Bear (Steve Davis - '72RIP) would have buried you both!!! Bomber cheers- -Vic Marshall ('71) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Joe Schmitt ('73) To: Skippy {Gloria Adams Fulcher ('54)] My son was one of the Bomber marching band that was playing for you on your way to the river. I had him read your thank you and he was all smiles and will pass it on to the band. -Joe Schmitt ('73) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Terry Hutson Gunter ('74) To: Brian Denning ('77) cc: Brad Upton ('74) and Mike Davis ('74) Responding to your comment as of yesterday: "...Both of you keep up the banter ..... as I'm think'n an appearance of someone named Charley, Frances, or Ivan might be some welcome entertainment here since the Hydros and Cool Desert." Oh please! Don't encourage them. These guys can keep going on till the "cows come home" or what's the other expression, "when pigs fly". And as for all the entertainment gone from the Tri-Cities, HEY, SAUSAGE FEST IS THIS WEEKEND!! If Brad can make it off that ### ship and catch a red-eye from Dallas to Tri-Cities, maybe we talk Mike and Brad into startin' off the ol' Chicken Dance for us. eh? NOW THAT'S ENTERTAINMENT!!! Hey guys, I'm sure there are old pictures laying around somewhere from our old sock hop days ... hmmmm, will have to work on that. -Terry Hutson Gunter ('74) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Mike Davis ('74) To: Mr. Upton Why would you be in a small shop where Elton John does his clothes shopping? Interesting. -M. Davis (74) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Karen Davis Scheffer ('76) Thanks to Brad Upton ('74) and brother Mike ('74) for the good reading. I look forward each day to see their names in the column of additions. Appreciate the humor guys--need more of that these days. Happy Belated Birthday to niece "Pooter" Heidi Davis Mortenson (2000). Love you kiddo. And also to your number one child Kyler Rose---happy day youngsters. -Karen Davis Scheffer ('76) ~ Spokane - freezing amidst the pouring rain and too soon cooler temps. Ready to move out of this place---but only going north to Deer Park!! Quieter and not as smoggy---40 acres will be sweet! -Karen Davis Scheffer ('76) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* ******************************************************* Funeral Notice scanned from the TCHerald by Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) >>Dixie Ann Mudd Deschane ('56) ~ Passed away 9/8/04 *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/18/04 Dateline: New Orleans, LA (12:01 CDT today: 83 - 85% humidity) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 18 Bombers, 1 Bomber Mom, Gordon Pappas, and 3 funeral notices today: Betty Hiser ('49), Jo Cawdrey ('49 & '50) Joan Eckert ('51), "Rainy" Powell ('52WB) Millie Finch ('54), Hal Smith ('56) Gus Keeney ('57), Paul Ratsch ('58) Ruth Miles ('59), John Adkins ('62) Frank Whiteside ('63), MaryAnn Weiland ('63) Lonnie Coleman ('66), Shirley Collings ('66) Pam Pyle ('69), Brad Wear ('71) Brad Upton ('74), Dan Staringer ('78) BJ Davis (Bomber Mom), Gordon Pappas (Former Music Teacher) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jackie Sheard ('61) BOMBER CALENDAR: <Richland Bombers Calendar> Click the event you want to know more about. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Betty Hiser Gulley ('49) Re: Copyrights I don't know about photographs but book authors have a copyright for their entire lifetime plus 75 years afterwards. I don't think the copyright is renewable after the 75 years. I am a postcard collector. I bought several of the Richland/Hanford postcards (1940s) and a man by the name Ellis took those pictures (also some of Pasco and Kennewick). One of his sons, brother, or other relative, still has a studio in Arlington, WA and they/he still make postcards. Only these cards are colored and not black and white. Don't think this Ellis was connected with Kennell/Ellis. Re: Aline Brinkman (RIP) The Brinkman family lived on Goethals Drive (now Jadwin) across from the Lewis and Clark School. I always think of them when I drive past the house. Please tell Loris that I am sorry about his wife. I didn't know her but I worked with "Brink" for a year in 100-F Area. To: Judy Crose ('58) Could you give me Brink's address? I want to send him a note. Re: Father Sweeney (RIP) How well I remember Father Sweeney. I was going with a fellow who was Catholic and every Sunday Father Sweeney would say, "We need more money for the school we are building - it is costing us $4200 each month for the interest on the loan to build the school." I told him one day he sounded like a "Go to Hell Southern Baptist" - always asking for money. It must have taken them over 2 years to build the school. Father Sweeney was also a coin collector - like my father. If my dad went to the bank to buy pennies and saw "Sweeney" on the wrapper he refused to buy it because Father Sweeney had already gone through those 50 pennies (nickels, dimes, quarters, etc.). -Betty Hiser Gulley '49er ~ south/government Richland - the weather has cooled down and we have had 15 drops of rain (enough to mess up the windshield). Heavenly for sleeping. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jo Cawdrey Leveque ('49 & '50) Re: Pensacola and Ivan My husband's daughter and family have their home in Gulf Breeze, FL and business in Pensacola, FL. They lost the roof off their brick home, her new business office, equipment, instruments, etc. His folks, whose home was right on the Sound, lost the dock, out buildings and the entire house - they're gone! However, they are all safe and sound. Jocelyn and the kids went to her sister's in Houston; Brett and parents stayed in town, but were not injured. This is the worst hurricane the panhandle has been hit with, but they seem to be survivors down there and are all bouncing back - but what a scary way to live. Thank God they seem to know how to roll with it. -Jo Cawdrey Leveque ('49 & '50) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Joan Eckert Sullens ('51) Re: Col Hi This has undoubtedly already been discussed but I can't remember reading about it. When did Columbia High become Richland High... and why? Thanks. -Joan Eckert Sullens ('51) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Lorraine "Rainy" Powell Earp-Tanner ('52WB) Maren... We are so glad you are ok. We read in the paper this morning that Ivan missed Orlando. Then we got your report that all was ok. Continue to take care and know that we have you in our prayers. Rainy/Ed -Lorraine "Rainy" Powell Earp-Tanner ('52WB) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Millie Finch Gregg ('54) Maren, I too want to add my 2 cents that we are glad you are safe. Most importantly though, is don't give the Sandstorm a thought right now - your mission is to take care of Abby and Maddie and their Oma!! Really sorry all of this weather has wreaked havoc on Florida and adjoining states nearby - so please continue to be alert and watchful. Hope you still have your oar for the canoe! Wish I had a pic of that!!! Hurry home to us and let us know when you are in town and we will have lunch. Cheers, -Millie Finch Gregg ('54) ~ Had an awesome reunion!!! ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Hal Smith ('56) Hi Maren. After your recent experience with Ivan, I thought I'd share Charley with you guys. [OK, this file is 2,475KBs -- MUCH too large for the Alumni Sandstorm. However, it's very interesting and you should send Hal an email and ask him to email it directly to you if you want to see it. -Maren] -Hal Smith ('56) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Gus Keeney ('57) Re: Neck Update Dr. Page says that the neck looks like it is starting to knit. She says that it takes 12 to 14 months for the neck bones to show significant knitting. She had some new shots taken of my neck and when she gets to read them on Monday she will have a better idea of what to do about weaning me of the neck brace. I am supposed to call her about the xrays on Monday afternoon after 2:30. Hugs, Gus -Gus Keeney ('57) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Paul Ratsch ('58) Re: Yesterday Fights Back in the '50s we use to duke it out at By's Burgers. I remember many a fight back then. Used to be "fists"... now its "guns"... the good old days are gone forever..... -Paul Ratsch ('58) ~ Dallas, OR ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Ruth Miles Bruns ('59) To: Marilynn Working Highstreet ('54) I think the incident [you mentioned] in the 9/17 Sandstorm isn't really about censorship. There are rules about no electioneering or partisan politics within (I think) 50 feet of the polls. Since the shirt had a picture of a political candidate, it could easily be ruled as electioneering. There are a lot of strange and unpleasant political things going on this year, on all sides, but I don't think this was one of them. -Ruth Miles Bruns ('59) ~ in beautiful downtown Goldendale, WA, where it is actually raining! ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: John Adkins ('62) Re: Club-40 Photo CD Album It is time to do the photo album. For those of you who choose to share your pictures with everyone at Club 40! If you took your pictures on a digital camera: the best mechanism is to copy the pictures to a CD and mail them to me. The second best is to send them to me via email. If you took your pictures with film based camera: the best mechanism is have them developed and also placed on a CD. The second best method is to scan them. The most important part is to get as many pictures from as many attendees as possible. That's what makes these photo CD's "rock". -John Adkins ('62) ~ we got rain again this morning ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Frank Whiteside ('63) Re: Ivan Just wanted to send a note to thank those who sent emails about our brush with Ivan. Living in a parish (county) that is 85% water (near the edge of New Orleans) made us feel compelled to head for the border. We finally found rooms in Nagadoches, TX, where we stayed two nights and headed back Thursday after the storm hit Alabama and Florida. We were extremely grateful that we were spared and are sending a donation to the Red Cross and would urge others who are so inclined to do the same. If we had been hit on our west side, our homes could have been under as much as 12 feet of water. It really makes you think about moving to higher ground, even though our area has never been directly hit by a hurricane. Glad Maren made it though okay. I assume our other local Bombers came though with little or no problems. -Frank Whiteside ('63) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: MaryAnn Weiland Turner ('63) Maren - I'm so glad everything is good for you and your family. Take good care. -MaryAnn Weiland Turner ('63) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Lonnie "Tom" Coleman ('66) Glad you and yours are ok. -Lonnie "Tom" Coleman ('66) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) Re: CK Alumni and Sausage Fest If you would enjoy the opportunity of meeting some of your former classmates from Christ the King School look for an alumni booth set up exactly for that purpose. I'm not sure where it is located, but I'm guessing on the parking lot near the school. It will probably be the booth where everyone is wearing their school uniforms (yeah, sure!), OR perhaps some of the former nuns will be there to keep you in line with their rulers (oh, dear, did I really say that?), OR just a group of people you might recognize from years gone by who are waiting anxiously to visit with you! Perhaps you might work a shift, but you can't send anyone to the principal's office, make someone sit in the corner, make them stand up and say their name when you call on them, and have them remain standing until you are finished speaking with them. BUT, "You can have fun, fun, fun 'til my daddy takes the T-bird away!" Hope to see you there! -Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) ~ Richland, of course, where Sausage Fest runs from 11 AM until the Bier Garten closes at 1 AM Sunday. Come and do the Chick Dance!! ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Pam Pyle Jewett-Bullock ('69) To: Jim House ('63) Dear Jim (and Maren,too): Per Jim's suggestion, went to Bomber Class of '66 roster on the website, extracted the email address for Tom Mattis ('66)... (in order to communicate w/Brig Gen Tim Mattis...'66 re: Bomber gathering in Stafford/Quantico environs this fall) Mail was returned...I you think that address link has an extraneous 't' or????? If either of you has a better address for Tom, please do send... THANKS! Bomber cheers, -Pam Pyle Jewett-Bullock ('69) ~ Stafford, VA (where Ivan begins to call this morning with some very gray skies and rain) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Brad Wear ('71) To: David Rivers ('65) David, you flatter me. Sure I was an officer, but I was a gentleman long before congress made me one. You know, hold doors for women, hold their chair, walk on the curb side, all the good stuff, I still do it. I was fortunate to meet Jim Mattis ('68) when he was a "new" Captain, and I was a first lieutenant. We had a "command presence"... in other words we were required to be there or else. Jim was there as well as Tim Larson a fellow 1st Lt. and Jim Williams, a lowly 2nd Lt. aka a "butter bar." Little did I know that all three would later become "General Officers" I should have stayed in the Corps. I didn't even know Jim was a "Bomber" when I met him, I thought I knew the name, but it was one of those deals that we'd crossed paths before but where? I'm proud of Jim, in fact in awe of him in all that he's accomplished. I have two other friends that were CGs of MECDEC where he's going now and both of them can't say enough good things about him. I'm glad he's back, but he truly needs to be at the front. He's a warrior leader and his men loved him. He's leading the future leaders now and they had better learn at the feet of the leader. Jim House ('63) knows what I'm talking about. -Brad Wear S/F '71, WSU 75, TBS class of H-7/75. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Brad Upton ('74) To DJ Jazzy Jeff '65: No need for rehab for me. When I'm on the ship, I just have a little more time on my hands than usual and I get to writing......... To Brad Wear '71: I AM going to be in Dallas! April 21st, 2005 I will be doing a benefit for Gilda's Club of North Texas. Gilda's Club is named after Gilda Radner and is a place for people, and families of people, that have cancer. It's a wonderful facility and hopefully you'll never need to visit one... if you do, there are 16 of them in the U.S. and you can find them at To Vic Marshall '71: Me and Davis fight? If we show up behind the bowling alley, Mike will go inside for fries and gravy. Payless parking lot? There's a Zip's across the street, Mike'll never make it. To Mike Davis '74: There are many, many small shops crammed together in the Caribbean markets selling everything including very colorful clothing. Nice try. You'll never guess who I sat next to on my flight home.....never mind. -Brad Upton ('74) ~ back home now with less time on my hands. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Dan Staringer ('78) Re: Bomber Alumni in Campbell, CA Hello, Could the person who sent me an email the other day who lives in Campbell, CA and responded to a book review I wrote on 'Atomic Farmgirl', please send me another email. I indeed graduated from Richland High School and wanted to reply to you, however I inadvertently erased your email! I live in San Jose near the Pruneyard so I'm sure we aren't far from each other. Hope to hear from you soon. -Dan Staringer ('78) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) Maren So glad you and your family are safe and sound. Is that huge alligator in your area? If so please stay in until they catch that boy. -BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [I saw something on the news about the alligator that got loose, but I believe it was in Alabama somewhere. -Maren] ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Gordon Pappas (Former Music Teacher) Dear Col-Hi Grads, Ruby and I just returned from the 50th Anniversary of the of the Class of 1954 Reunion and are basking in the recollection of the love and happiness that we received as the guests of those wonderful former students. After reading the accomplishments made by members of this class since graduation and marveling at the variety and spectacularity of their achievements, we are proud, humbled and honored to have played a part in their early lives. May they continue to live with happiness and serve with distinction for the benefit of our country and mankind. So many came to introduce themselves to us at this event and to express their appreciation of our early years together that I cannot list them all or respond to each and every one. But we would like to give thanks to all for their gracious hospitality and the warm, loving kindness that they extended to Ruby and me by honoring us as their guests. Sincerely yours, Gordon and Ruby Pappas (Music Teacher: 1948 - 1960) P.S. If anyone knows the email address (or mailing address) of Jim Gladfelder ('53), please send it to me. He lives in Fort Worth, TX and showed up just to see us again after many years -Gordon Pappas (Former Music Teacher) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* ******************************************************* Funeral Notices scanned from the TCHerald by Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) >>Ronald Ray Paulsen ('69) ~ 2/7/51 - 9/12/04 >>Phyllis Browning Phelps ('54) ~ 6/29/35 - 9/15/04 *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/19/04 Dateline: New Orleans, LA (2am CDT: 79 - 54% humidity) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Betty Hiser ('49), Wanda Wittebort ('53) Connie Dean ('60), Daniel Laybourn ('70) Heidi Davis (2000) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* BOMBER LUNCHES Today: SPOKANE LUNCH BAKERSFIELD LUNCH BOMBER CALENDAR: Click the event you want to know more about. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Betty Hiser Gulley ('49) I think we should all pause and thank the man upstairs for all of our Bombers in the path of the hurricanes and that they are all right. This is one time when you should not mess with Mother Nature - she is bigger than all the Bombers put together. To: Joan Eckert Sullens ('51) I don't remember when the name Columbia High was changed (had to be after 1980 - my youngest daughter graduated that year) but it had to do with the school at Burbank also called Columbia High and due to the fact that they were building the Hanford High School. Re: Back Problems I am having problems with my back (three discs are smashing two nerves). My doctor said that he would try everything short of surgery - unless the pain won't go away he would consider back surgery. Has anyone had this problem, what was done, and did you eventually have surgery and what was the outcome? THANKS! Most people I have talked to said if they knew then what they know now they would not have had surgery. To: John Adkins ('62) If you get the book put together - let me know - I would like to buy a copy. Onward Club 40!! Re: New Orleans I attended a secretary's convention in New Orleans just before they had the Worlds Fair (Expo?) and was amazed to learn that New Orleans is under sea level. The guide told us that people from the Netherlands visit New Orleans to look at how they pump water out of that city. -Betty Hiser Gulley ('49er) - south/government Richland - where the weather is good - few more sprinkles of rain. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Wanda Wittebort Shukay ('53) Maren, you were smart to leave New Orleans, not like some of my friends in Panama City who rode out the storm and did suffer some damage, but luckily they and their house survived Ivan. Don't think they will ever do that again. They had just moved to Panama City from Reston, VA last June. Ivan visited No. Virginia yesterday with tornados reported all day. Really scary and hairy. Especially when they mentioned Dale City and Woodbridge (just a few miles from my house. After visiting Western VA (even Dulles Airport) they travelled up to Maryland. Also started coming in from Richmond to Eastern portion towards Chesapeake Bay. Then after 8pm last night we had torrential rains all night and woke up this morning with more - high winds and rain. Virginia normally gets about 6 a year and yesterday there were at least 20 reported. Mostly coming up through the Shenandoah (Sky Line Drive) and up from Raleigh, NC through Richmond VA - on a northerly path. Have heard of no deaths, but mucho damage - especially in Remington, VA. Every TV station was tuned to these siteings from 4pm till 9pm. Hope all our Bombers in VA made it safely through the day and night. Glad you and family made it through this and am happy that New Orleans was bypassed. -Wanda Wittebort Shukay ('53) ~ Lake Ridge, VA ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Connie Dean O'Neil ('60) Re: 1960 45th Class Reunion Attention: Class of 1960 Let's have a 45th class reunion in conjunction with Club 40's 2005 celebration. If you would like to help the committee please email me. We will update you thru the Sandstorm. -Connie Dean O'Neil ('60) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Daniel Laybourn ('70) Re: Hal Smith's ('56) slide show of Hurricane Charley Maren, I reconfigured the Power Point presentation into a viewable slide show for folks... -Daniel Laybourn ('70) ~ somewhere on the Monterey Bay coast ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Heidi Davis Mortensen (2000) Re: Aline Brinkman (RIP) I didn't realize that Aline was associated with Bomber Alums. [She was a teacher at Lewis and Clark and, yes, she was also a Bomber Mom of Sandy ('58), George ('60), and Kippy ('62). -Maren] I cared for her the last three weeks. When she smiled, it was the type of smile that just made the rest of your day go better. My condolences to the family. She was a great lady! -Heidi Davis Mortensen (2000) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/20/04 Dateline: New Orleans, LA (1am CDT today: 77 - 78% humidity) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff: Doris Palmer ('49), Marguerite Groff ('54) Bill "Lane" Johnson ('61), Maren Smyth ('63 & '64) Linda Reining ('64), Bill Wingfield ('67) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bruce Killand ('71) BOMBER CALENDAR: <Richland Bombers Calendar> Click the event you want to know more about. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Doris Palmer Overla ('49) I would like to send a great big thank you to all the wonderful Bombers class of '49, who took the time to call and/or send emails to me after Frances. We came through with flying colors and hopefully will miss Jeanne if she will go on out to sea. Thought of you Maren and your family. So glad to hear that you left N.O. We had lived there for several years and went through some awful rain storms which were enough to make me realize how bad the storms can be there. That is all from the beautiful space coast of Florida. Thanks again to all of you. -Doris Palmer Overla ('49) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Marguerite Groff Tompkins ('54) To: Class of '54 Reunion participants For a copy of the list of names in our reunion photograph, please email me and I will respond with the list attached as a Word document. Otherwise I will (snail) mail it to you. I will mail the memory books and photos to everyone who placed an order and were unable to attend and for attendees who forgot to pick up their photo Saturday night. I'll get them in the mail early this week (with list of names). Millie Finch Gregg ('54) created the list and the envelopes were all addressed while our "lunch bunch" was at Granny's Restaurant last Friday. What a great group of gals! -Marguerite Groff Tompkins ('54) ~ Richland - where the weather was perfect today. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Bill "Lane" Johnson ('61) Re: On the road again To: John Mosley ('71) John, Thanks for the call in the big truck a while back. Glad you saw the sign on the back of the trailer and called me. Enjoyed the call and the conversation and sorry it took so long to get back to you. I knew who your sister was by sight but didn't really know her. I do know Charlie as we graduated in the same class. Next time you see or talk to them tell them I said hello. To: Roger Gress (Classic Class of '61) I see your entries from time to time when I can get on to my AOL account, and I notice that you and I apparently are the only ones willing to take credit for being members of the "Classic Class of '61" Stay the course "Big Dog." I'm right there with you. -Bill (AKA Lane) Johnson (Classic Class of '61) ~ Out here on the super slab in my big truck. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Maren Smyth ('63 & '64) To: Daniel Laybourn ('70) Re: Hal Smith's ('56) slide show of Hurricane Charley Wanted to thank you, Daniel, for reconfiguring the Power Point presentation sent by Hal into a viewable slide show for folks.. GOOD JOB! -Maren Smyth ('63 & '64) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Linda Reining ('64) Bakersfield had a luncheon (Sunday, September 19th) to put in the record books! We had the largest crowd ever and it was GREAT! Those in attendance were: Rex Hunt ('53WB) and wife, Cheryl, from Hanford, CA.; Mike Lahrman ('63WB) from Clovis, CA.; Donni Clark Dunphy ('63), husband Gary from La Mirada, CA.; and Donni's mom, Ione, from Visalia, CA.; Bob Grout ('66WB) and wife, Michelle, from Chino, CA.; and surprise guests, Lenora Hughes Bejarano ('55) and husband Bob from Las Vegas, NV.; and me, Linda Reining ('64). It was so cool to have so many in attendance! We missed Richard Greenhalgh ('59) and wife, Stella (they live here in Bakersfield, but they were in Solvang for Danish Days). See ya at the next one in November, guys. Pictures were taken by Bob Bejarano and Bob Grout, they will follow at a later time. Now, you know since you made it ONCE, you can always do it, again! -Linda Reining ('64) ~ Bakersfield, CA - weather has started to cool off---mild breeze and I think it was in the high 70s. hopefully, we have seen the last of triple digits!!!!!! ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Bill Wingfield ('67) To: Lonnie Draper ('70) Re: Kristi Heartz (87), and your entry about the Tri-City Cancer Center Golf Tournament this coming Monday for remembering Danny, George Dana, Sam Dossett, Jim Foss and many, many others. "...I'm remembering someone else, but most people don't know her." Lonnie Draper's Entry about Kristi Very well written. I don't know Kristi, but your writing made me feel like I do. You can consider your assignment done, for sure. I was awestruck at how much you care for your students. My hat off to you. I do know Sam Dossett ('67RIP), as he was one of my very best friends from grade school at Jason Lee, on thru Chief Joe, and Col High. Please also add Pete Dullum ('67RIP) to the list. He lived kiddy corner to Sammy growing up and left us way too soon in '71. Also say hi to your brother for me. I enjoyed working with him down here in South Carolina at SRS. He'll be disappointed to learn that Jim Bob's Used Cars is no longer in business. -Bill Wingfield (BRC '67) ~ Augusta, GA - cancer is a disease that we must find a cure for. So as Lonnie said: "So when you make any donations to St. Jude's Hospital or the Tri-City Cancer Center, once in a while make one in the name of Kristi or George or Sam or Dan or Jim or someone who made this world better and would have made it more so if given the time." *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/21/04 Dateline: New Orleans, LA (1am CDT today: 75 - 73% humidity) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers sent stuff: Betty Hiser ('49), Char Dossett ('51) Bill Murray ('54), Dick Avedovech ('56) Roger Gress ('61), Jim Hamilton ('63) David Rivers ('65) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ann Clatworthy ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mike Waggoner ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dean Heiling ('63) BOMBER CALENDAR: <Richland Bombers Calendar> Click the event you want to know more about. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Betty Hiser Gulley ('49) Re: Advise for October -Betty Hiser Gulley ('49er) ~ south/government Richland - nice cool weather. Supposed to get up to 80 in the next 2 or 3 days. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Char Dossett Holden ('51) To: Bill Wingfield ('67) Thank you for remembering Sam Dossett ('67RIP). I did forward this to his daughter, Samantha and family. I do miss him a lot. Char -Char Dossett Holden ('51) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Bill Murray ('54) To: Marguerite Groff Tompkins ('54) Re: Class of '54 Reunion participants Marguerite, Thanks for offering up a list of names. Yes.. I would like a list of names in the photograph. It gets harder recognizing everyone the older I get. LOL email would be fine. Thanks to all of you for doing the hard work of putting on the reunion. I had a perfectly wonderful time at the 50th reunion and really glad I went. I visited a lot more with classmates I only occasionally ran around with and didn't see a few I was really close with. They lived in the Tri-Cities too. I joined the Club 40 and may just attend a few of those reunions in the future. There were quite a few alumni that graduated before and after me that I knew and also worked with. We also had a great visit. Thanks again for offering the list...and tell Dona McCleary Belt ('54) I haven't used the bag balm on my wrinkles yet. I think she just called on me because I was seated closest to the microphone. Take Care, -Bill Murray ('54) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Dick Avedovech, Jr. ('56) To: Gordon Papas It gave me great pleasure to see your piece in the Sandstorm. I am one of your former students from 1953 to 1956 that played clarinet in the Col-Hi Marching Concert Band. Being a part of that band was a highlight of my high school days that I carry with me today in my love of classical music. I also played clarinet in the band at University of Puget Sound for three of my 4 years there. I still remember in awe the concert we put on with Raphael Mendez and Dvorak's New World Symphony is still one of my favorites since I know every note of that piece. Although I wasn't a particularly outstanding student in any thing during my years at Columbia High School, I thoroughly enjoyed the music and especially the opportunity to be librarian for the music in my senior year. Thank you for your dedication and patience and for exposing us to great music of our times. PS I remember once while learning a piece of music, you stopped us and told to go "L", meaning the letter L in the music. That brought a good deal of laughter to us then and still to me today. -Dick Avedovech, Jr. Ph. D. ('56) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Roger Gress (Classic Class of '61) To: Bill "Lane" Johnson (Classic Class of '61) Re: (Classic Class of '61) Thank you for noticing. Stop by and say hello and if not we will see you at Cool Desert Nights next year. -Roger Gress (Classic Class of '61) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jim Hamilton ('63) I can't remember my cell phone number, I could push a couple of buttons and find out if I knew where I left my reading glasses. I think they're with my "other, other" set of keys and the list of all my passwords. I guess I'm just approaching sixty and it comes with getting up a couple of extra times each night, and going to the EarlyBird Special with them Heilings ('63), Boehnings ('63) and DeJongs ('63). What I do remember is that forty two years ago today, it was a Friday, I took the Forever Young and Always Lovely Miss Nancy to the Uptown Theater on our first date. I think the Bombers were playing out of town, maybe Wenatchee, or I'd have taken her to the game. I picked her up, saw something totally forgettable on the silver screen did a couple of laps of Zip's and A&W, so everyone could see the "Softmore" I had wooed and had her home by ten. An occasional speed bump or two later, we're still here but A&W is no more. She still makes my palms sweat. One other thing I'll never forget is that it was the best sixty five cents I ever spent. jimbeaux p.s. Don't anyone pinch me -Jim Hamilton ('63) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: David Rivers ('65) Huh? What? Maren caused what? I just looked at the power point presentation Maren ('63 & '64) posted from Daniel Laybourn ('70)... I haven't been reading my sandstorm for the last couple of days but from what I can gather on catch up... Maren was somewhere around New Orleans and caused a bunch of Damage... from the looks of the pictures it was pretty devastating... naturally I couldn't help noticing the girl sitting looking at the damage in what is becoming the new classic pose with the pants kinda low slung and the little G-string showing... but I digress... so what is your mother gonna say, Maren Smyth?! I mean that mess you created is worse than any night at State outside the Camlin. Oh those were pictures of the Camlin? The Storm pictures will come later? OK... Nevermind. -David Rivers ('65) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/22/04 Dateline: New Orleans, LA (1am CDT today: 75 - 73% humidity) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff: Mary Esther Anderson ('54), Gary Persons ('57) Jan Bollinger Persons ('60), Bill Didway ('66) Vicki Schrecengost ('67), Tami Lyons ('76) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kathy Coppinger ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: JoAnne Bucholz ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bert Hammill ('70WB) BOMBER CALENDAR: <Richland Bombers Calendar> Click the event you want to know more about. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Mary Esther Anderson Lippold ('54) Thank you Marguerite and company for the great party (having the Richland High band there was a great touch) you put on for our 50th class reunion and yes, we (Jack and I) do want a list of people in the class picture--most I can identify but find I do better with our 5th grade class from Lewis and Clark. (I think that means something but am not sure what.) I do read the alumni Sandstorm but did so more often before I retired from work--sometimes spent my noon hour reading it and now that I'm retired, we don't really have a noon hour. I can fill in some blanks in the "Lewis & Clark Grade School Fifth Grade - Unknown Teacher" picture. Jerry Swain--it is fifth grade and we started out the year with Mrs. Jean Mobley who got pregnant and back then pregnant women didn't work in public so we ended the year with Mrs. Inez Miller who is in the picture. (She was our youngest son's kindergarten teacher at Spalding Elementary in 1970-71--one of the years Jack spent in Viet Nam when our sons and I lived in Richland.) Anyway, here are the blanks (no offense intended) I can think of at the moment: Back Row: 1. John Clarke, 5. Ruth Dean, 7. Annette Taylor, 9. Forrest Goodenow? Middle Row: 12. Billy Murray?, 13. Freddie Beem, 14. Billy Jackson, 15. Carole Wyatt. First Row: 5. Michael Harris, 7. David Short. I'm sure more will come to me someday. Maren, I don't know you but do appreciate all the work you put into this website. We were in your neck of the woods (lived there at one time, too) last April driving our '65 Mustang convertible home from Fort Lauderdale. We spent a fun evening there with my brother (Roger Anderson ('57)) and his wife Diane (who taught P.E. at Col-Hi for several years) were also driving their '65 Mustang convertible. We had been to a car show in Nashville and went on down to Ft.Lauderdale to go to the Bahamas. Can't imagine all the storm damage in those beautiful places. Actually I can because Alexandria, LA had just been hit by a huge hurricane when we moved there in 1958. -Mary Esther Anderson Lippold ('54) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Gary Persons ('57) and Jan Bollinger Persons ('60) Re: Spokane Area Lunch Another fun gathering of Bomber Alums in Spokane last Sunday, this time at the Cathay Inn on North Division. We had the huge restaurant almost totally to ourselves and enjoyed great service in our own quiet corner--which wasn't so quiet, once thirteen alums arrived! Many of the group had attended Club 40 and shared stories of our adventures there, and of course there were the usual assortment of tales about delivering newspapers in Richland, Skip's Drive-In, Tim's Drive-In, By's Burgers, Spudnuts, and getting called to the vice-principal's office, etc. Our server even contributed to the conversation about how to make crispy french fries (fry them from the frozen state). Kay Mitchell Coates ('52) had her digital camera and we assembled for a group photo, but the camera was not cooperating, so there's no photographic evidence of those in attendance, who were: John Bruntlett ('54), Jean Bruntlett ('62), Dick Coates ('52), Kay Mitchell Coates ('52), Jim House ('63), Floyd Morse ('60), Linda Davis Brede ('63) and spouse Doug, Denny McDaniel ('60) and spouse Kathy, Gary Persons ('57), Jan Bollinger Persons ('60), and Rick Valentine ('63). Everyone seemed to agree that the Cathay Inn suited our needs very well, so we'll meet there again for our November lunch. Y'all come! -Jan Bollinger Persons ('60) and Gary Persons ('57) ~ Spokane - Where we're looking forward to warmer weather and more ripe tomatoes! ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Bill Didway ('66) Re: Just a reminder To: All the Bomber Bikers The Anacortes Oyster Run is this Sunday, Sept. 26. Predicted weather is partly cloudy and 70. Hey, but this is western Washington so come prepared. Re: Latest additions to our family Grandson, Mason William, born in July and just this past Friday to my daughter Carmen a girl, Candice Marie. This brings the total to 7 grandchildren. Truly remarkable. Hope to see and hear from some Bombers coming over/or up for the Oyster Run. -Bill Didway ('66) ~ Sedro Woolley, WA - the rains came back in Sept. after a very dry summer. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Vicki Schrecengost Carney ('67) Re: Bomber Photographers My son and his fiance are getting married in West Chester, PA next summer and are looking for a wedding photographer. Are there any Bombers in the Philadelphia area who could make a recommendation? Better yet, any professional wedding photographers among the Bombers living in the Phila area? Any help would be greatly appreciated. -Vicki Schrecengost Carney ('67) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Tami Lyons Zirians ('76) I saw Willard Scott announce that Sam Volpentest from Richland turned 100 years old today on the NBC Today Show this morning [9/21/04]. Happy Birthday Sam!!! ('s VolpenTEST, not VolPENtest). -Tami Lyons Zirians ('76) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/23/04 Dateline: New Orleans, LA (2am today: 77 - 74% humidity) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Jan Booth ('54), Bill Berlin ('56) David Rivers ('65), Judi Lahrman ('68) Melissa Joyce ('91) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim Hamilton ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: George Edward Zielinski ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Steve Simpson ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Robert Posenauer ('73) BOMBER CALENDAR: <Richland Bombers Calendar> Click the event you want to know more about. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jan Booth Platt ('54) Re: '54 Reunion I just want to add my thanks to every one who made the reunion so great. I'm sure we all will have a ton of memories to last till the next time. My computer is giving me a lot of trouble these days, so I hope this gets where it needs to go. I think I really will need a new computer in the near future. Also, I'd really like to have the list of names to go with the picture. I'm like Mary Esther, I remember the names of the grade school pictures better I think. -Jan Booth Platt ('54) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Bill Berlin ('56) Re: Message from China Dang, don't tell me I am going to miss the Oyster Run in home-town Anacortes? Got the "hog" all polished up and ready to rumble but have to stay in Yingkou, China another week. Every day is an Oyster Run here, only with bikes. Hundreds and hundreds of them moving about 24/7/365. The great ones are Moms with little kids riding behind (no hands) on the way to school. We are in NE China between Beijing and Pongyang so if they ever launch ABM's at each other, they will sail right over us so I feel REAL safe. Yingkou, where our project is, is a small, rural Chinese city of about 750,000 or so. We stay in a great 4-star hotel repleat with a Chinese restaurant (no dah), a Japanese restaurant and a full Western restaurant. Back to Anacortes by 10/2/04 but am getting the Sandstorm daily as my room has high speed Internet. Every Sunday I have a bunch of Americans getting the football scores in my room and later a bunch of German's getting the European soccer scores. Our only English TV is from Australia so we get in on the "Footie" games, Australian Rules football. -Bill Berlin ('56) ~ Maybe the only Bomber in China? ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: David Rivers ('65) Re: two wild and crazy guys Birthdays... we got birthdays we got stacks and stacks of birthdays... (Hint to tune... think Perry Como show)... We have an upperclassman, troller extraordinaire and a lowly sophomore having birthdays on the 23d. The Senior was one of those... "I'm gonna be a wheel someday... I'm gonna be somebody" role models for all us lil guys... he was cool... could slow dance like Valentino and could put his hook in the water for no more than 2 minutes and snag more soph girls than you could shake a stick at... but of course he snagged the one he wanted early and has kept her for FORTY-TWO YEARS!!!!!!!! He showed up to the Last Sock Hop at Hi-Spot and showed he hasn't lost any of the "IT" he had back then... The other guy graduated with me... met him in the 6th grade and been buds ever since... he has adopted the dress code of the Senior birthday boy and when the rest of us show up in cut-offs and t-shirts he shows up in "business casual"... doesn't matter where we are going... he is dressed to the 9s... He will be getting married to the girl of his dreams just two days after his birthday right there in Richland at the new Marriot... wish I could be there but other plans have kept me away... he says the dress is "tropical"... for me that would be tank tops and shower shoes... but I think he'll be a little more spiffed up than that... course the Beaver ('65) will also be in some form of almost dress up... even if it is his designer shorts and some shirt that has some fancy hotel name on it... I can't tell you the wedding is at 5PM in the Courtyard (Marriot Columbia Point)... because RSVPs are all past due and he would have a hard time feeding all of you so you may just want to kind of hang around the hotel at what seems like a reasonable hour for a wedding (did I let it slip 5 PM?)... I mean can you imagine... like 100 un-RSVPd people showing up... why it would be better than the time that Davis (Knox '65) and I sneaked into the birthday boy and the bride's room when they were first dating (geez I hope this was her) and opened all the windows and turned on all the lights to invite the gnats in... unscrewed the light bulb in the bathroom put shaving lotion on the toilet seat... short sheeted the bed and then Terry licked the card key so it wouldn't work... then we spent the night humming "Mission Impossible" all night at the top of our lungs... boy did she have to go potty when they got back from Lyman's ('65) Toga Party... and boy was she wiggling and squirming when he hadda go get another key-card to let her in... Oh what a night... HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO JIMBEAUX HAMILTON ('63) AND STEVE SIMPSON ('65)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David Rivers ('65) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Judi Lahrman Wallace ('68) Thanks for all of the hard work. My class hardly writes however it is good hearing about all the other classes that keep in touch... I am in class 1968 and my big brother, Michael, is in class of '63. I see his friends writing all the time especially Linda... Good to see such love among friends... as life is so fragile and we never know when it will end. I am a flight attendant for American Airlines and have been for 15 years. 911 was most divesting for me. I will never forget what happened to my colleagues. It is as fresh in my mind as if it happened yesterday. I so appreciate all our young men and women over in Iraq protecting our country... The Land of The Free and that is why they are over there. I have had the privilege of having many of our soldiers (heroes all of them), on my airplanes who have told us they are glad to be there so another 911 does not happen again!!! We need to remember what our fathers and grandfathers, have done to save our country and that unfortunately is what we have to do. Please keep them in our prayers. The economy will do us no good if we are all dead... and yes, I am a mother of three and my son served in the Dessert storm war, and I feel Blessed that he came home. He too was glad to serve our country and would do it again if need be. Sorry if this was too long I just hope and pray that our country will understand and do what is right at election time. This is about our country! Land of The Free, And we need to keep our military strong, or we will fail as a country and be in the hands of evil people... Maren print what you want it is totally up to you, I guess I got a little carried away but I lost friends on 911 and it very well could have been me or my family, I was suppose to fly that day. You have no idea what they really went through, as the media was not told all of it believe me. I do as we were told of all the horrible things that happened to them, and we had to go through extensive training and mentoring to get through all of this, part of the job. It was so close to home. Thanks again as you are doing a fantastic job... love to all of my classmates and friends... God Bless -Judi Lahrman Wallace ('68) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Melissa Joyce Glodo ('91) Since we've started a new school year with a new crop of growing Bombers, let's not forget the gifts of classes past! The Richland School Board Decided last night to eliminate the "R" and Mushroom cloud between the gyms and the "Bomb" in the mixing area with the new remodeling of those areas. However none of the airplane pieces are being removed and only one is being down sized to fit. I, like many of you, am excited to see the new face of our old stumping ground. However we can make a difference, they are still in the design stage so it would be a matter of us writing or calling the school, and board members to let them know we want to keep our past symbols of proud just as much as the new ones. So in a small way it makes all remembered. We are the mighty, mighty Bombers, and that isn't because we bought a plane! With Love and Bomber Pride, -Melissa Joyce Glodo ('91) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/24/04 Dateline: New Orleans, LA (4:30am CDT today: 75 - 94% humidity) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Dick Wight ('52), Carol Carson ('60) Mary Lou Watkins ('63), Lynn-Marie Hatcher ('68) Melissa Joyce ('91) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Roy Cross ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dan Wade ('70) BOMBER CALENDAR: <Richland Bombers Calendar> Click the event you want to know more about. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Dick Wight ('52) On September 14, Ralph Myrick ('51) solicited comments about Helen Skogen. Here's one: In 1951, or it could have been first semester 1952, I was taking one of Miss Skogen's advanced math classes - solid geometry? Trig? Can't remember now. I was NOT an ideal student at the time - my mind occupied with girls, flying airplanes, girls, cars, girls.... I sometimes just skipped her class, was not turning in much homework etc.. Late in the semester she spoke to me privately after class, outlining her formula for establishing a grade - 1/3 for homework, 1/3 for quizzes, 1/3 for final exam. She observed that the chances for me to get a passing grade were slim indeed, and that she was disappointed in my performance because she knew I could do better. She was right - I'd been an Honor Society student as a sophomore, before my adolescent mind skewed my priorities! Final exam day arrived, and I took the test with trepidation. As I turned it in, one of the first to finish, I figured I was about to get my very first failing grade. When the class next met, she passed out our test scores. I had nearly "aced" it! After class she told me that I would receive a "C-" grade because her formula for grading permitted it, though she felt my below par performance deserved a failing grade. I left her class room with the growing realization that she had been more than fair with me, that she had the authority to fail me and that is what I really deserved, and that I was lucky to have her as a teacher. I tried harder in my classes after that - and did better. -Dick Wight ('52) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Carol Carson Renaud ('60) Re: Brad Upton ('74) Don't know if anyone knows about the article about Brad that was in the Shoreline/Lake Forest Park Enterprise newspaper. Here is the link: -Carol Carson Renaud ('60) ~ Shoreline, WA - where it is foggy and wet this morning ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Mary Lou Watkins Rhebeck (Gold Medal Class of '63) How could I have missed it? Just another chink in the armor of youth...this forgetting thing... But though I'm late in wishing Jim Hamilton ('63) a Happy Birthday, my love and congratulations are flowing to him. As I have said before, Jim is the spiritual leader of the chummy, clannish, and somewhat cultish Gold Medal Class of '63. He has kept his crew together for over 40 years; has kept us reminiscing on Bomber memories; and has bullied some of us into making the trek to Richland for reunions. For all these roles, I am thankful to him. However, my memories of Jim go way back. He was a Carmichael guy, and so not to trusted by the Chief Joe girls, who spent much of their time in knitting, studies, church volunteer work, and perfecting brownie recipes for our future husbands... hopefully some Chief Joe guy. But, we certainly heard of him... and when we burst on the Col-Hi scene, there he was in all his "coolness." I should have never been his friend, since he and Craig Guse cruelly critiqued any date I ever had and kept me in constant trouble with several teachers. Anything either of them said made me laugh... usually timed to be right in a teacher's face. Our senior year was a golden time for the Class of '63... and Jim was one who applied the gilt. I learned the difference between Spitfires and MGBs... I learned every turn on the road to Pullman... I learned to scream Spanish curses hurtling down the slopes of local ski resorts... I learned about Hamilton family vacations from their home movies... and most valued, I had a true friend at our graduation celebration cruise. We went away to WSU under the tutelage of his supremely cool older sister, Carolyn ('60). Jim was on his way to The Forever Young and Beautiful Miss Nancy... the love of his life and I had found a Cougar who has hung around for 38 years. But the golden ties of being a Bomber and coming of age with this man are strong... the gang is still there... planning our big 60th birthdays... yikes. Though he constantly makes me jealous with stories of fun get togethers with the Northwest crew, I still feel a part of them all... even down here in LaLa land... and I always know I can email, call, or visit... and get my dose of Jim... a part of my youth and my Bomber spirit. Happy Birthday, buddy... -Mary Lou Watkins Rhebeck ('63) ~ Laguna Hills, CA ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Lynn-Marie Hatcher Peashka ('68) To: Melissa Joyce Glodo ('91) Thanks for the latest news on the attempts to change things that should not be changed. (From Sandstorm 9/23 -- removing the "R" and the bomb, etc.). Do you have the info (for us out-of-towners) on the addresses/phones/e-mail addresses to which we could direct our words of protest over this proposed travesty?? Thanks - -Lynn-Marie Hatcher Peashka ('68) ~ Spokane ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Deputy Editor Richard Anderson ('60) suggests: ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Melissa Joyce Glodo ('91) Thank you, Bombers! Your thoughts and feelings have been heard! I was told today, that the both the "R" with the cloud in the gym hall and the bomb in the mixing area will be kept. We need to continue to share our thoughts on the remodel now, as it is better than after it has been contracted and makes it too costly later on. I am a firm believer that we must remember our past to understand our roll in the future. Greatness can be built on greatness. We have a proud Bomber heritage. We should help those who come after us to understand that these icons are more than relics. When we do, we forge a tradition of excellence and remind all, of those who came before and what they've accomplished. Thank you again -Melissa Joyce Glodo ('91) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/25/04 Dateline: New Orleans, LA (3am today: 75 - 89% humidity) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers and 1 Bomber Mom today: Mary Triem ('47), John Adkins ('62) David Rivers ('65), BJ Davis (Bomber Mom), ******************************************************* ******************************************************* BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Hector Alvarez ('64) COLLEGE FOOTBALL Today: LSU vs Miss State - 11:30am CDT (CBS? *crossing fingers*) Notre Dame vs UW - 2:30pm CDT (NBC) WSU vs Idaho - 9:30pm CDT (check local listings) BOMBER CALENDAR: <Richland Bombers Calendar> Click the event you want to know more about. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Mary Triem Mowery ('47) Re: Bombers I am an older Bomber and extremely proud of it. It seems that we have the issue of what came first, the "bomb" or the "plane" crop up every few years. STOP!!!! Politically correct just doesn't cut it, as the fact is, the BOMB was first - Day's Pay wasn't a part of our plan when electing the name for our school as it was a united giving of our parents to help finance that plane. Please don't keep trying to re-write our history. -Mary Triem Mowery, a '47 Bomber ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: John Adkins ('62) Re: Club-40 Photo CD Album It is time to do the photo album. For those of you who choose to share your pictures with everyone at Club-40! If you took your pictures on a digital camera: the best mechanism is to copy the pictures to a CD and mail them to me. The second best is to send them to me via email. If you took your pictures with film based camera: the best mechanism is have them developed and also placed on a CD. The second best method is to scan them. The most important part is to get as many pictures from as many attendees as possible. That's what makes these photo CDs "rock". -John Adkins ('62) ~ Richland ~ and the fall days are just right ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: David Rivers ('65) The latest of Jimmy Heidlebaugh ('65) and me getting ready for the big race.... Ready to Race -David Rivers ('65) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) A very Happy Birthday to Sam Volpentest. He has long been Richland's foremost citizen. He has done so much for our town. We all appreciate you, Sam. -BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/26/04 Dateline: New Orleans, LA (2am today: 77 - 69% humidity) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff: Ann Pearson ('50), Laura Dean Kirby ('55) George Swan ('59), Judy Willox ('61) Helen Cross ('62), Gary Behymer ('64) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Twins: Helen & Carol Evans ('64) BOMBER CALENDAR: <Richland Bombers Calendar> Click the event you want to know more about. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Ann Pearson Burrows ('50) Re: Helen Skogen To: Ralph Myrick ('51) Dear Ralph, Please add my comments to the book for Ms. Skogen. She made Algebra meaningful to me and to this day I remember which seat I sat in (second from the front, 3 rows from the door!). I loved Algebra, even tolerated Trig because of Ms. Skogen. She was so pretty and it made it "cool" for a girl to "get" math! There are so few teachers/professors that one remembers so well. Thank you Ms Skogen for all you did for my ego!! -Ann Pearson Burrows ('50) ~ now living in the beautiful suburb of San Diego called Bonita, CA. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Laura Dean Kirby Armstrong ('55) For those of you living in the Tri-City area who like to write and/or read the stories of others. There is a small group of people who meet at the Richland library on Tuesday afternoons in an informal format. We really need for this group to grow. The more, the better. Any genre of writing from poetry, articles, short stories or books is acceptable. I often read in the Alumni Sandstorm some very inventive and humorous entries that are well written. There are no fees and attendance is at your choice. I know there are several of you out there who could delight us with your stories. Gentle editing tips and great encouragement is usually on the menu. Please email me if you are interested. You do not have to be a Bomber to belong, but I know this is a rich resource for great people. -Laura Dean Kirby Armstrong ('55) ~ Richland ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: George "Pappy" Swan ('59) BTW [means By The Way. -Maren], also among Sam Volpentest's many accomplishments and titles is "Bomber Dad." -George "Pappy" Swan ('59) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Judy Willox ('61) To: All Interested Bombers Re: Jack Laughery, Bartender from Adrians It is with great sadness that I wish to inform all of you Bombers who spent many a fun evening at the old club called Adrians years ago that we have experienced another loss. What a place it was, and it comes to my attention that there were a number of you out there who spent time there and would perhaps like to know this. Jack died in my arms night before last at the Oddfellows Home in Walla Walla after a long illness with diabetes. He still had his sense of humor, his quick wit, his twinkling eyes and his beautiful head of silver hair and his silver beard right up to the end. He was loved by all there at the home, as he was everywhere he went. Jack was a beautiful man, inside and out, and I loved him dearly. I know there are those of you out there who did too. He will be remembered for his quick wit and his infectious laugh by many. Rest in peace,Jack, and we will see you again someday. Re: Bombers Mary Treim Mowery ('47) said it well. Yes, politically correct wears thin these days and I grow weary of it when it comes to trying to rewrite a history that needs to be remembered. After all, has it not been said, "Those who tend to forget history, are doomed to repeat it." Or something like that. It is time that those of our little community who came here long after we did, and want to change everything about it because they don't like the connotation, either need to just accept that they came to a community of people who are proud of their history or just go back to where they came from. That way you will not BE connected to something which offends you, and you can quit offending us, who are proud of it all, by trying to erase it. It will never go away as long as there is a "green and gold flows in our blood veins" Bomber who draws breath! And that is going to be a long long time since my Baby Bomber, who graduates this year from there, firmly believes in his old Grams' alma mater and the true history of it--the bomb made us the Bombers and the R/Cloud is our logo. He even drew a great design for a t-shirt I carry in the Club40 store which has the cloud and FatMan on it. Yep, he is a true green and gold Bomber. We came here from all over the country, did our parts to build this fine community and do not want to be tread on and erased like you who came here long after want to do. Mary is right. STOP!!!! And quit trying to rewrite our history and erasing our work and memories!!!! I am Forever a Bomber, Proud to Be a Bomber and Proud of the Cloud!!! And forever I will remain so! -Judy Willox ('61) ~ Richland ~ where the weather suits me just fine these days. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) I just had to add Happy Birthday to my dear brother, Roy Cross ('65). But I know I'll have to email him to get him to read it. I've already called him early for this, but I'll call again late. We're still flying from the WSU victory over Arizona down here in Tucson!! Quite a game on quite a hot day, but cool nights. We are here with non-Bombers, old WSU ites, like us. Speaking of WSU, Ray Eldridge is doing very well after his 2nd chemo set of treatments following his stomach cancer surgery. God news. Thanks for all the prayer and good thoughts sent his way. -Helen Cross Kirk ('62) ~ away from the little lake, but heading back to it much too soon to enjoy all the beauty around here. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Gary Behymer ('64) To: Maren Smyth ('63 & '64) Re: 9/25 Announcement of WSU game in the Sandstorm ..I you would like to bet on the WSU/Idaho game... I'd give you Idaho and 5 touchdowns (;-) ..Now if I can just find last weeks paper to find the score (:-) (;-) Sorry to say the game was last Saturday at 7:00 PM... televised by Fox Sports Network! -Gary Behymer ('64) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [So, I'm a CARMICHAEL Cougar... I tried!!! -Maren] *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/27/04 Dateline: New Orleans, LA (1am today: 77 - 65% humidity) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 11 Bombers and 1 Bomber funeral notice today: Dave Rhodes ('52WB), Mick Mikulecky ('53) Gus Keeney ('57), George Swan ('59) Audrey Eberhardt ('61WB), Jim Yount ('61) Deedee Willox ('64), Linda Reining ('64) Vernita Edwards ('65), Betti Avant ('69) Jerry Lewis ('73) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Carol Crose ('62) BOMBER CALENDAR: <Richland Bombers Calendar> Click the event you want to know more about. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Dave Rhodes ('52WB) Judy Willox ('61) hit the nail right on the head with her commentary about newcomers wanting to make changes about our heritage. I agree, LEAVE US ALONE!!!! Even though I only was in Richland for my freshman and sophomore years, I am still a Bomber at heart and always will be. My wife, Alice, and I are trying to sell our home in Yakima. When we have completed that we are coming home to the Tri-Cities. Our first choice of a place to live is Richland, but we may have settle elsewhere. Hopefully we will reside in Richland and it is our great hope that my ex classmates and any other Bombers come to visit us. We will keep you posted. -Dave Rhodes ('52WB) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Mick Mikulecky ('53) Re: RSD School Board Online Email Hello Maren. I don't know if this is old news or useful news. You can decide whether to print it. More weight on your shoulders. ********* Mick wrote to the School Board: I feel that I must strongly protest your decision to remove any cloud, mushroom, R from Richland High School. You have changed the name of the School. Please don't try to change the history.This is who we are. John Steach, Exec. Director of Support Services responded: Mr. Mikulecky Thank you for your concern on this issue. While it is true that at the School Board meeting on 9-21-04, the board decided not to keep the "Bomb" in the mixing area or the "Mushroom Cloud" in the gym foyer, this is not the whole story. This issue being discussed was whether or not to keep and reuse the exact materials from the original class donations. It was decided that since the materials for the "Bomb" and the "Mushroom Cloud" contained asbestos, these materials would have to be disposed in order to create an asbestos free school. The School Board at no time made any statement of intent to eliminate these symbols from the school during the remodel. On Wednesday afternoon, Steve Neil, the architects and myself discussed the replication of these two items and possible locations for these replicas. The current plan is to replicate the "Mushroom Cloud" in the new gym foyer near its present location and the move the "Bomb" from its present location (which will become more of a hallway) to the enlarged cafeteria where it can be a central focus point. While we know there may be some sentiment attached to the originals, it is our hope that the new symbols will be close enough in replication as to carry the same sentiment. Thank you for raising this question and I hope you find our plan acceptable in light of balancing asbestos requirements, building costs and maintaining the heritage of Columbia/Richland High School. John Steach ********************* -Mick Mikulecky ('53) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Gus Keeney ('57) To: Judy Willox ('61) I'll have to admit that I couldn't have said it better myself about the Bomber heritage!!! Also, You are right about how Jack Laughery will be missed by a lot of us who knew him. -Gus Keeney ('57) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: George "Pappy" Swan ('59) To: Mary Treim Mowery ('47) and Judy Willox ('61) Re: Bombers Very well said ladies. I read you five by five, loud and clear. The long "flight of Bombers" coming out of Columbia or Richland High School (no matter what it was called along the way) originated long ago, before and during World War II. Once the word was out, we all knew what the mission of our city was. Although it may have happened, I don't recall hearing of anyone moving away in disgust or political indignation back then, especially in light of the atrocities inflicted on hundreds of thousands if innocent civilians throughout the Far East and thousands of Allied POWs by a most unmerciful enemy. It is always easy to look back in history and arrogantly put up a lot of "flak" by declaring what should have been done or should not have been done by those in the fight then. School Boards are like pilots in command, they need to keep the Bombers on a true heading with accurate course information, not go back and self-servingly change the flight log just to please themselves by blotting out original historical entries of real events. Leave the "Bomb" and the "Big R" on the "Big Mushroom Cloud" alone. They are historically correct and no school board member is going to change that, as long as they stay true to their students, teachers, school, school board, their appointed board duties, their country, and history! We may have long ago reached a peace and have become friends and allies with those former enemies now, but let us and all future Bombers never forget our legacy and the truths of those times. -George "Pappy" Swan ('59) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Audrey Eberhardt Mathews ('61WB) Re: Tropical Storm Jeanne Dear Bombers, Here we are again watching Florida getting blasted and beginning to feel the effects in Georgia. It is unheard of four storms in six weeks. We in western Central Georgia are not expecting to much just maybe an inch or so of rain and wind gust 20-40. That is enough for me. I sat out a couple of storms in south Florida, so my heart goes out to the people there and in south Georgia where they get blasted almost as bad as Florida. Just a few thoughts, and lots, and lots of prayers. -Audrey Eberhardt Mathews ('61WB) ~ western Central Georgia where the wind is picking up. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jim Yount ('61) About a year ago, my better half, Mary Anne Lauby ('73), and I were traveling on the North Olympic Peninsula, and were stunned by the beautiful panoramic views of the Olympic Mountains and Dungeness Spit. The dry "rainshadow" climate (about 16 inches a year) cinched the deal. In the last twelve months, we've located a gorgeous piece of property and designed and built (our last) home, about five miles North and West of Sequim. Next week, we'll say goodbye to Richland, lots of good memories, and many wonderful friends. We would like to encourage folks to drop by when they're on the North Olympic Peninsula. This is maybe easier said than done our house is difficult to find. So, we've posted a web site at: with maps and directions (and the inevitable construction photos). Our email addresses will stay the same. If all else fails, go to the Dungeness golf course, and play a round. When you get to the 14th tee, go North about 100 feet, and you'll be standing in our back yard. Now, back to packing (ugh!) -Jim Yount ('61) ~ Richland - where the Fall weather is just about perfect. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Deedee Willox Loiseau ('64) Re: Jack To: Judy Willox ('61) I am sorry for your loss. I know how much Jack meant to you. I'm glad you were able to be there with him at the end. For what it's worth, you have my condolences. -Deedee Willox Loiseau ('64) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Linda Reining ('64) Re: Bomber logo Mary Triem Mowery ('47) and Judy Willox ('61) said it best: LEAVE WELL ENOUGH ALONE! I get so p.o.'d when people try to change what should NOT be messed with! I am a Bomber, proud of it, and I wear my Bomber shirt (also have the sweatshirt and sweat pants, and windbreaker) with pride and I am NEVER ashamed or embarrassed to explain why it has the logo on it or what it means!!!! I agree with Judy, IF you are offended by the Bomber logo, go back where you came from, OR learn to accept what our town stands for and why so many of us are proud of THAT cloud and bomb!!!!!!!! -Linda Reining ('64) ~ Bakersfield, CA - where we have finally gotten cooler temps. Col-Hi Bomber and !#% proud of it, too!!! ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Vernita Edwards Loveridge ('65) In response to Judy Willox's news about Jack, the bartender from Adrian's... Adrian rented the other half of our duplex when he first opened the restaurant. He and his partner, I believe it was Jack (?) were absolutely wonderful to me. I remember my parents were absolutely shocked at their "decor" which was black, white and red with Chinese influences... we had never seen anything that dramatic in a home. The two of them spent long generous hours telling me about the world outside of Richland, the places they had traveled, and the people they had met. I think my folks were a little concerned that they were filling my head with far fetched dreams and ideas. One of my favorite memories is that they would invite my family to the restaurant for dinner (early, of course) and then ask me to sing along with the pianist. Goodness, now that I think about it, no wonder the other patrons left so quickly! So... if it was or wasn't the same person, I share your joy in remembering the great people from our past. As always, when I read the Sandstorm, it refreshes my memory about the good old days! -Vernita Edwards Loveridge ('65) ~ Lake Allatoona, GA where we are still 9 feet over our banks, and now worried about more rain from Hurricane Jeanne as she comes north. The good news is, we're not in Florida.. those poor people! ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Betti Avant ('69) Re: Flatlander Festival To: David Rivers ('65), Jimmy Adair ('66), and all other Bomber "rodsters" out there. This is just one of many cars, trucks, and motorcycles in Goodland, Kansas this weekend for the annual Flatlander Festival and Rod Run. They set up booths along Main Street with vendors and games about this time every year. Goodlands' homecoming was Friday night. They delayed the start for over an hour due to lightning, wind, and rain. It was only 6 minutes in when there was another delay when an opposing team player was injured and the refs. would not let the game continue until the ambulance returned to the field. The dance was supposed to be from 9-12, but the game didn't over until about 10:00. At least we won, 41-0. Bomber cheers, -Betti Avant ('69) ~ Goodland, KS - where at least it is a bit cooler today ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jerry Lewis ('73) Congrats to fellow '73 grad Mark Panther on being chosen CBC's outstanding alumnus of the 2004-2005 school year. Check out -Jerry Lewis ('73) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* ******************************************************* Funeral Notice scanned from the TCHerald by Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) >>James Hendricks ('78) ~ 8/5/60 - 9/21/04 *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/28/04 Dateline: New Orleans, LA (3am today: 75 - 65% humidity) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers, 1 School Board Member, and 1 NARB: Lola Heidlebaugh ('60), Judy Willox ('61) Brad Upton ('74), Ian (Not a RICHLAND Bomber) Carolyn Joyce (Richland School Board Member) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim Jensen ('50) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Darlene Napora ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Toni Hausenbuiller ('98) BOMBER CALENDAR: <Richland Bombers Calendar> Click the event you want to know more about. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Lola Heidlebaugh Bowen ('60) Re: Portland/Vancouver Bomber Luncheon DATE: Saturday - October 9, 2004 VISIT TIME: 11:00am ORDER LUNCH: 11:30am WHERE: DoubleTree/Columbia River Take Jantzen Beach Mall Exit off of I-5 RSVP: Please contact Lola Heidlebaugh Bowen ('60) if you are planning to join us! All Bombers, Spouses & Friends are welcome! -Lola Heidlebaugh Bowen ('60) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Judy Willox ('61) To: Vernita Edwards Loveridge ('65) Yes, that would have been Jack. Adrain had the first restaurant up in Toppenish and then moved down here and opened the one here in Richland. And the one here in Richland holds so many memories--for so many people. It was the fun place to go and Jack's quick wit and his infectious laugh were the delight of many in that bar. And then the food coming out of the kitchen, at the hands of Adrian and his sister Naomi, was a culinary delight. For me, this place was my home away from home and I worked there for a number of years with those two. I have never worked in a place before or since to ever match it. Not one employer ever treated me with the kindness and the respect that those two did and I was never as happy in a job as I was when there. We were all a big family and you can not know how much this meant to all of us there. When they closed the doors to Adrian's back in 1981, I was devastated; as were many others, and have missed it ever since. I cannot ever go by that building that I don't see it as Adrian's still, even though it turned into a Red Robin for years, tried it's hand at a place called Islands and is now an oriental all-you-can-eat buffet. It is still Adrian's to me and always will be. You had the best of luck growing up next door to those two. I am sure they did keep you entertained with their stories of places they had gone and things they had done. They were this way to everyone and I have yet to meet a neighbor of theirs who has not had anything but good to say of these men. Another Bomber out of the class of '67 had parents who lived next to them in a cabin by the Walla Walla/Oregon border, called Up The Creek, and his parents have nothing but good to say of Jack and Adrian also. His name is Bill Wingfield ('67). Yes, these two men touched the lives of many and are missed by so many friends all over. Thanks for sharing your memories of them too, Vernita. Is there anyone else out there who would care to share their memories of these two and that friendly place called Adrian's? I know that I have many. To: Gus Keeney ('57), Dave Rhodes ('52WB), George "Pappy" Swan ('59) and Linda Reining ('64) Thanks for your kind words Gus. Would you care to share any memories of your time there? And thanks to all who commented for the vote of confidence on the Bomber issue. It looks like we may prevail after all. Let us all not lose hope, but then not be too complacent either. Let us all stay abreast of this and make sure that we and our history are not erased in the excitement of becoming new. A new school is exciting, and is long overdue I must admit, but an old history cannot be re-written and our history must remain a part of the new too! We are who we are and will always be--the Mighty Bombers and Proud to be a Bomber! AND Forever Bombers! To: Mercedes "Deedee" Willox Loiseau ('64) Thanks for the kind words. Yes, he did mean a lot to me! And yesterday I had news of another dear friend who died probably the same day of the same disease and was not found until yesterday. He was not a Bomber, but he was just as dear to me as any Bomber and Jack were. His name was Myron, and I will miss him sorely as he kept me laughing through a difficult year! God speed Myron and we will meet again. I will miss your laughter, but I will keep laughing, just for you. And I will overcome my sorrow with the knowledge that both Jack and Myron no longer suffer and are home with God. To: Audrey Eberhardt Mathews ('61WB) Seeing on the news that Jeanne is doing it's thing in the state of Georgia at the moment, I do hope that you are staying safe and out of the devastation she has wreaked on so many others. My prayers are with you and all of those Bombers in Florida, and the rest of the Southern states, who may have suffered damage through this horrible season of the hurricanes. Thank God our own Sandstorm Queen Maren, her lovely daughter StacEy and two beautiful granddaughters stayed safe when Ivan threatened New Orleans. -Judy Willox ('61) ~ Richland - where the weather has warmed, but not too hot, and I love it. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Brad Upton ('74) Congratulations to Mark Panther ('73) on his award as CBC's outstanding alumnus..... but how did they overlook Mike Davis ('74)? -Brad Upton ('74) -- Spokane Community College ('76) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Ian (Not a RICHLAND Bomber) Re: bombers hey, I'm a student at mtn home [Arkansas], and just wanted to shed a little history on our mascot, whenever the high school was first built, they didn't have a mascot, the students were told that whoever won homecoming that first year would get to name the mascot, right as the very first queen was crowned, 5 bombers flew over head, so she named our school "THE BOMBERS" we have an actual bomber , like, a real one, mounted in the front of our school, it's really cool. -Ian (Not a RICHLAND Bomber) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Carolyn Joyce -- Richland School Board Member As a current member of the Richland School Board, a wife of a Bomber Graduate, Brent Joyce ('63RIP), and mother of six Bomber children, I want to thank you for your input about the Richland High remodel and the mushroom cloud etc. Those of you who need addresses and names for any of the board etc., just go to the Richland School District Home Page,, and let us know your thoughts. You are right, our job is to guide and steer not to attempt to change the past. Because of your input, there is now talk about putting a "memory" wall in the new gym showing information about our past in Richland, WA. If, like Mr. Steach wrote, we are remaking the icons, we should consider taking professional pictures of the originals, because.... Thanks again. -Carolyn Joyce -- Richland School Board Member *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/29/04 Dateline: New Orleans, LA (2am CDT today: 75 - 61% humidity) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers sent stuff: Dick Pierard ('52), Larry Mattingly ('60) Lora Homme ('60), Helen Cross ('62) David Rivers ('65), Greg Alley ('73) Ray Hughes ('87 & '88) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kay Mitchell ('52) BOMBER LUNCH Today: Girls of '63 & '64 Lunch BOMBER CALENDAR: <Richland Bombers Calendar> Click the event you want to know more about. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Dick Pierard ('52) If they do decide to put a "memory wall" in the Richland High School gym, I hope they get some competent historians to write the text. Having spent 40 years as a history prof, I can assure you that people are quite adept at screwing up stories about the past and putting "spins" on them to suit their own presentist concerns. Just look at some of our current politicians. -Dick Pierard ('52) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Larry Mattingly ('60) Re: Jack and Adrian's Like many bombers in the mid to late '60s I dropped into Adrians sometimes 2-3 nights a week. I rarely had more then 2 drinks but made them last. I usually sat at the bar and watched a true professional at work. Jack was the best and most talented bartender I have ever known or observed. He had style. He could handle 3 or even 4-5 girls bringing orders. He rarely made a mistake. And through all of this he would keep up a conversation with those lucky enough to find a stool at the bar. Sometimes it was travel, or food, or even history. One night someone commented on the gold Roman coin he had on a gold chain around his neck. He launched into a verbal dissertation about gold coins that held everybody spellbound. All the while he was mixing drinks non-stop. He had a marvelous sense of humor. I never saw him in a bad mood. Adrian would come in with some minor thing about the kitchen and Jack would tease and kid with him about it until Adrian would walk back to the kitchen shaking his head. I remember the night I walked in early from the day shift and the place was jammed. When I asked what was going on, the reply was whispered "TOPLESS TONIGHT"! First time in Richland! Of course I watched like everybody else. It turned out not to be the big scandal some thought it would be. Like many I was a bit sad when they closed. But, they had a good run while they were there. For many of us it has a favorite place in our history and our hearts. "Happiness is the sky in bloom" -Larry Mattingly ('60) ~ Resting at home after 2 hours of the Dermatologist cutting, pealing, and freezing moles, warts, and strange spots. At least she said none of them were anything to worry about. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Lora Homme Page ('60) To: George "Pappy" Swan ('59) Re: 9/27/04 Alumni Sandstorm entry Right on, Pappy! One of the real historical events that people need to remember is Pearl Harbor. WE were ATTACKED and if we hadn't defended ourselves we'd all be speaking Japanese today. Since we're the only country in the history of the world that I'm aware of that ever rebuilt the countries of military aggressors into free economic competitors and world powers, I doubt very seriously whether we'd have the life style and freedom of speech to criticize that we enjoy today. I wonder how many of you people enjoying that freedom that the men who fought in WWII preserved for us would even have been born if the bombs hadn't been dropped that stopped the war instantly. How many of their young fathers would have been killed before they had a chance to be fathers if we would have had to win it in the conventional way fighting a suicidal enemy who has vowed to destroy this country? Based on their treatment of the people in the countries they had defeated in their quest to conquer the world, what kind of treatment do you think Americans would have received? As I understand it, Japan was warned and given an opportunity to surrender and refused. I, for one, don't feel the least bit guilty for using every means available to defend not only this country, but the whole world from Axis domination. Stop and imagine a world controlled by Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan. It terrifies me! -Lora Homme Page ('60) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) Happy Birthday to fellow classmate, Carol Crose. And as you are also a mid-westerner transplant, I don't know why I can't get up there to visit more often. Re: Rain It is so dry in West Harrison that the little lake is drying up, it is going down, but the little fish pond we have in front really is in danger of drying up. We didn't get any of the promised rain that Ivan offered, and the lawns are so dusty is it funny to watch the faithful lawn mowers on their sit-down lawn mowers stirring up the dust. But I can't complain, as I know that these hurricanes have really brought hardship to many people. I'll just sneak some water on my pine trees after dark, so they make it through to the snows of winter. Re: Mt. St. Helens I saw in a program on TV that there are signs that Mt. St. Helens may be acting up again. Who'd have ever thought that that would happen again in our lifetime. Re: Cougs I also was at the Tucson, Arizona-WSU game over the week-end where we cougars won. Many times as a cougar fan, I've felt that too was a seldom occurring event. But the cougs looked great on the field. Go Cougs! -Helen Cross Kirk ('62) ~ back home in Indiana by the little (getting littler) lake ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: David Rivers ('65) Let's see... as I see it now thru my 20-20 hindsight glasses... The Civil War did not happen... I really don't think we had an American revolution Adolph Hitler was a poor misunderstood fellow whose Mommy potty trained him with steel wool giving rise to his little quirks and the Japanese didn't really bomb Pearl Harbor... We have always been one big happy world and these awful people who keep trying to tell us differently should behave or we'll have to give them a time out! As Charlie Brown would say so appropriately: Arrrrrrrrrghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! The bottom line is that we Bombers are BOMBERS! Yup... Bombers thru and thru... I just bought a great T-shirt... actually I bought two of them... one for me and one for Heidlebaugh ('65)... It reads: "Commemorating 60 Years of Nuclear Science, Engineering & Technology" (1944/45 to (2004/05). It is put out by the Manhattan Project Heritage Preservation Society out of Los Alamos... these folks and the Folks at Oak Ridge, TN are extremely proud of where they have been... where they were raised and the background of how and why they got there... they are not ashamed or too politically correct to admit to the reality of the past, present and future... these t-shirts have the Manhattan project symbols on them and can be for "decedent" "Veterans" (of the project) or just blank for those who grew up in whichever of the three secret cities... at the bottom of ours I had "Hanford Plutonium Works" Richland, WA. I know that's probably not the correct name but it tells it like it is... The site for the shirts The site for the Society I'm very proud and fortunate have been born when and where I was and that's that! P.S. I just went back and read my Dad's Bio that I placed in the Society archives a while back... it reminded me of why I love being from Richland! B. B. (Bart) Rivers went to work at Hanford after reading newspaper articles inviting workers to work in Washington. He was assigned as an instrument tech. He was an Apache Indian and a very patriotic individual. At some time during his work on the project, he was involved in some kind of a radiation spill or leak in which the other three men were fatally injured. He attributed his survival to the fact that he was holding a piece of masonite between him and the radiation. His legs were badly burned and scarred but he lived a long full life after the incident. He remained very proud of the work on the Manhattan Project and carried a lighter with the brass pin of the project on it and a ring of similar design. Though he left Richland in 1964 and went to work at the Nevada Test Site, his fondest memories were of Hanford and Richland. I don't know what he did at Hanford and probably never will. But I am as proud of him for his contribution as he was of me for my Marine Vietnam service. -David Rivers ('65) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Greg Alley ('73) To all reply. I stopped by the Big Y tavern for their Monday night football specials and this time they were not to be found. I also discovered the place will be demolished November 8th. The little building next to it on the island where you loop around to the highway is a pile of rubble and it sure makes the area look different. The Y area as we know it will soon be a whole new look. They continue to destroy the old bridge across the Yakima. Maybe I can get a piece of concrete as a reminder how many times I crossed that bridge or fished under it. -Greg Alley ('73) ~ It's almost October and it's still summer weather in Richland. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* From the new ALL Bomber Alumni GuestBook. >>From: Ray Hughes ('87 & '88) Click here to read the GuestBook entry -Ray Hughes ('87 & '88) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/30/04 Dateline: Alumni Sandstorm Headquarters in WA ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 11 Bombers sent stuff: Ralph Myrick ('51), Carol Horstman ('53) Fred Suckow ('55), Carol Carson ('60) Michael Waggoner ('60), Audrey Eberhardt ('61WB) John Adkins ('62), Linda Reining ('64) David Rivers ('65), Mike Davis ('74) Terry Hutson ('74) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Tami Schuchart ('68) BOMBER CALENDAR: <Richland Bombers Calendar> Click the event you want to know more about. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Ralph Myrick ('51) Great! I have been getting some more memories of Helen Skogen. My wife and I, Chris and Don Farmer completed her move into Altera. She has a beautiful apartment and is really happy. She has met many friends that she did not know was a resident at Altera. Residents welcomed her big time. What a deal! Judy and I plan on keeping in touch with her. Helen is one special lady. -Ralph Myrick ('51) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* From the new ALL Bomber Alumni GuestBook. >>From: Carol Horstman Massey ('53) Click here to read the GuestBook entry -Carol Horstman Massey ('53) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* From the new ALL Bomber Alumni GuestBook. >>From: Fred Suckow ('55) Click here to read the GuestBook entry -Fred Suckow ('55) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* From the new ALL Bomber Alumni GuestBook. >>From: Carol Carson Renaud ('60) Click here to read the GuestBook entry -Carol Carson Renaud ('60) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Michael J. Waggoner ('60) Those who are critical of our Bomber symbol should remember that the bombs built from plutonium made at Hanford helped (along with a lot of dedicated and courageous effort from many people) to end World War II, thus saving many many American lives, but also saving many many more Japanese lives. They similarly helped to win the Cold War (what many view as World War III) with far fewer deaths on either side than were suffered in the two earlier world wars. Nuclear weapons are terrible things, but in the 20th Century they ended and prevented wars with conventional weapons that would have killed far more people. We must be very careful of them, but we must also be grateful to the people and the communities who worked to build them. -Michael J. Waggoner ('60) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Audrey Eberhardt Mathews ('61WB) Re: Hurricanes To: Judy Willox ('61) Thank you for your kind thoughts and prayers. Fortunately Hurricane Jeanne did not do quite as much damage as Frances. We have been very blessed or major problem is downed pecan limbs and wet ground. The pecan farmers have lost several hundred trees and most of their crop. Don't know yet how bad the rain will impact the peanut and cotton farmers, but I am sure the harvests will be impacted. -Audrey Eberhardt Mathews ('61WB) ~ We are now enjoying mild, sunny weather in middle Georgia. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: John Adkins ('62) Re: Club 40 photo CD Album To complete the photo CD album - I could sure use some pictures from the Saturday morning Columbia River Reach Boat trip. Anyone who attended the Club week, end and took that boat trip and has pictures from that boat trip would be willing to share those pictures on a computer CD presentation, please contact me at my e-mail address I would surely appreciate it. I still have lots of room for more pictures - . -John Adkins ('62) ~ Richland - the weather is really nice ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Linda Reining ('64) Florida and the Gulf States aren't the only ones experiencing the rath of mother nature! Yesterday, we felt the effects of an earthquake that centered in Parkville (a small town near 'Frisco) that was a 6.5 on the Richter scale. Then today, we had one in Kern County that was over 5.0... caused rock slides in the Kern Canyon... and the car was rocking and rolling at the stop sign (not the kind of rocking and rolling generally associated with cars)! We also made the history books in a different part of Kern County... we are now part of space history... Mojave, CA might just be the first airport to launch a successful space flight and become a space port. They were successful in their first attempt this morning... they will try for the second attempt on Monday. If they are successful, they will win the $10 million dollar "X Prize". Quite a coup for this little desert community... Mojave is where Edwards Air Force Base is located. -Linda Reining ('64) ~ Bakersfield, CA - they claim we will be rocking and rolling for the next few days with aftershocks. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: David Rivers ('65) Re: The Atomic City I collect Richland stuff... you know... the stuff we had so much of when we were young and it was just "stuff" and has been lost along the way. Well, I collect the stuff that Behymer ('64) doesn't snatch from my grasp... I assume it was he who grabbed the great Bomb salt and pepper shakers from my grasp... but he didn't get the great postcard of the Uptown... I also have some stuff my folks managed to hoard... like those great decals that said "Richland, the Atomic City" with the old symbol of an atom like Richland Bell Furniture used to have on its sign... (May still... somebody ask Peter Joe ('65))... and I vividly remember Atomic Frontier Days... I know I didn't make that up... Does anyone remember a short lived TV show maybe 5-6 years ago called "Nowhere Man"? There is a movie out now that is similar... guy goes to the bathroom and comes out and he has been wiped from the memory of the planet... he has no life... (not like "get a life" has no life... he just doesn't exist anymore)... Well, that's what has happened to Richland... it just faded away... I know I remember stuff but am I just wrong? Am I like Shirley McLaine and just have memories of past lives? Maybe I was the Mayor... wow... but then none of us could ever grow up to be mayor... but wait... I remember a great hotrodder... Milner or Poynor ('63) or something like that actually did "grow up" to be Mayor... Maybe I was Doctor Corrado... no wait... I'll bet I was Grover Dawson... Maybe I was Terry Krugel's ('65) dad!!! No No... I wanna be Joe Carroll.yeah and own a store and be best buds with my dad... but somehow I think I was just David Rivers... another kid born and raised in Richland, Washington swimmin' in the River(s) and going to Hi-Spot and going to the grade schools I went to and Chief Jo when they were the Warriors instead of the Butterflies or whatever they call themselves now... The Chief Jo Apartments were still on stilts and still called the Chief Jo Apartments... I went to Col-Hi who played in the Bomber Bowl where we used to go ooooooo ahhhhhhh when they shot off the fireworks... The bomb was carried to every game and proudly placed in the middle of the floor... the Mushroom cloud was a thing of pride and honor and our folks made it happen... I guess that was then... and this is now. So does anyone know why it was called the Atomic City? Does anyone know why those people drove around watching our houses? Does anyone know why our dads and probably some moms hadda put out those metal boxes full of... Peeeeeeeeeeeeeee? (Wow... I would not have liked to be one of those moms aiming at that bottle so I want you to know I have NO memories of past lives doing that!)... How come our folks couldn't talk about their jobs? My Dad carried all that to the grave with the one exception of when he told Davis (Knox '65) how his legs were burned and why his chins looked like alligator skin... (long story... he was in the VA hospital in L.A. and Terry used to visit him every night after visiting hours cuz Terry was Dad's "nephew" and all the hospital staff knew T as Sgt. Zeke Anderson from "Tour of Duty")... and when he (my dad) told me the same story just before he died... course T had already told me about it... Dad always talked to T more than he did me... but that was it... I knew nothing else about what he did... (I think Gaynor ('65) knew what Grover did).. so does anyone know why?????????????????????? -David Rivers ('65) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Mike Davis ('74) Greg Alley mentioned that he would like a chuck of concrete from the Yakima bridge that they are currently demolishing. That's not a bad idea, but I would much rather have a piece of the old Christ the King gym floor where "Springboard" Alley use to hit the jumper time after time!!! -Mike Davis ('74) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Terry Hutson Gunter ('74) Re: Bomber changes I recently wrote a letter to the school board regarding the changes that have been made (or will be) to Richland High School. And I asked them what they were doing to preserve the Bomber history. To clarify this matter once and for all, this is the response that I got: Dear Ms. Gunter, Thank you for your concern on this issue. While it is true that at the School Board meeting on 9-21-04, the board decided not to keep the "Bomb" in the mixing area or the "Mushroom Cloud" in the gym foyer, this is not the whole story. This issue being discussed was whether or not to keep and reuse the exact materials from the original class donations. It was decided that since the materials for the "Bomb" and the "Mushroom Cloud" contained asbestos, these materials would have to be disposed in order to create an asbestos free school. The School Board at no time made any statement of intent to eliminate these symbols from the school during the remodel. On Wednesday afternoon (the next day), Steve Neil, the architects and myself discussed the replication of these two items and possible locations for these replicas. The current plan is to replicate the "Mushroom Cloud" in the new gym foyer near its present location and the move the "Bomb" from its present location (which will become more of a hallway) to the enlarged cafeteria where it can be a central focus point. While we know there may be some sentiment attached to the originals, it is our hope that the new symbols will be close enough in replication as to carry the same sentiment. Thank you for raising this question and I hope you find our plan acceptable in light of balancing asbestos requirements, building costs and maintaining the heritage of Columbia/Richland High School. John Steach Executive Director of Support Services ****** -Terry Hutson Gunter ('74) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [See the 9/27 Alumni Sandstorm... Read the entry from Mick Mikulecky ('53). You'll read the EXACT response to Mick from John Steach. -Maren] *************************************** *************************************** That's it for the month. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` Richland Bombers Calendar Click the event you want to know more about./htm2004/2004-08-Aug.htm">August, 2004 ~ Richland Bombers Calendar Click the event you want to know more about./htm2004/2004-10-Oct.htm">October, 2004