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16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 *********************************************** *********************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/01/05 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Betti Avant ('69), Mike Hogan ('70) Lori Simpson ('70), Brad Wear ('71) Mike Davis ('74) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: George "Pappy" Swan ('59) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Richard Anderson ('60) BOMBER CALENDAR: Richland Bombers Calendar Click the event you want to know more about. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Betti Avant ('69) Well, the computer "God" is looking out for me. I got online and found an apartment in Lacey that I went ahead and applied for online. I also contacted a moving company and he is coming by to give me an estimate. Now the fun starts; packing the things that need packed, dishes, etc. This is early, but everyone have a safe and sane 4th of July. -Betti Avant ('69) ~ Eugene, OR, but soon to be Lacey, WA ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Mike Hogan ('70) and Lori Simpson Hogan ('70) Hello fellow 1970 grads, Our 35th reunion is around the corner, the weekend of July 15/16, 2005. Friday there will be golfing, 9am at the West Richland golf course. Cost is $50.00 for a round of golf and a cart. If you plan to golf please reply ASAP. Saturday there will be a casual gathering at the Towne Crier, 7pm - ?, no cost involved, except what you eat and drink. Thanks, Mike and Lori Hogan -Mike Hogan ('70) and Lori Simpson Hogan ('70) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Brad Wear ('71) Re: Southern Dining To: Mike Davis ('74) Mike, do not get tricked into eating any 'possom on the half shell. A favorite Louisiana dish. Also known as armadillo, and no contrary to popular belief armadillos are not born dead along side the hiways down here. If you're going to come through Dallas then maybe Tedi and I can coordinate a meeting. -Brad Wear ('71) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Mike Davis ('74) A day late... but from the heart. A happy birthday to my much elderly co-worker and dear friend Lori Killand Whelan ('72). Gotta be pushin' 60!!!! I'll bring you home a pound of crawdads and some armadillo stew! Enjoy your day, love ya -Mike Davis ('74) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/02/05 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff: Jim Jensen ('50), Chuck Holtz ('55) David Rivers ('65), Shirley Collings ('66) Brad Wear ('71), Vic Marshall ('71) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jim Jensen ('50) To: George "Pappy" Swan ('59) aka "The Puddler" Sincere and heartfelt good wishes on your special day. -Jim Jensen ('50) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Chuck Holtz ('55) Re: Death Valley Flowers I've been out of town for a while visiting my daughter. Just got back and have been catching up on reading the Sandstorm. I noticed some Bombers gave me credit for taking the picture of the Death Valley flowers. As much as I would like to take credit for the picture, which is awesome, the credit belongs to Bob Canfield ('53 or '54 I believe) who e-mailed the picture to me. I believe Bob took the picture but I'm not positive. At any rate I hope those who opened the picture enjoyed it as much as I. -Chuck Holtz ('55) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: David Rivers ('65) Re: Hear ye Hear ye I know I've given you some bum steers in the past... because I have received them and foolishly passed them on... However this should be the real deal... Terry Davis (Knox) ('65) called yesterday to give me a heads up. There is a new Spelling show that I've been waiting for about a band of Poooooooleeeeeeese officers in L.A. who have been assigned to take out the 100 worst criminals in the City. Yeah I know... to some of you the very thought of labeling a person a criminal before he has been so labeled by 12 of his peers is beyond your comprehension... (As is the "Patriot Act" beyond mine)... be that as it may... and setting aside our personal opinions, Terry starts shooting as a guest star on Tuesday for "Wanted", the new series. They called him and told him to be there, no audition required, as he did some very good work for Spelling a few years ago on the short lived "Rescue 77" Which was number 1 but not picked up during sweep week because of some feud Spelling was having with the network... So anyway... here's the skinny on the show: The harsh, unforgiving streets of Los Angeles are the scene of the original dramatic series WANTED, a gritty, edgy crime thriller that follows a specialized team of law enforcement officers as they track down the city's 100 most wanted criminals. Gary Cole (The West Wing), Ryan Hurst (Taken), Rashida Jones (Little Black Book), Benjamin Benitez (Tru Calling), singer/musician Josey Scott of the rock group Saliva, Chris J. Kelly (Medical Investigation), Sasha Pieterse (Family Affair), Lee Tergesen (Oz) and Dedee Pfeiffer (For Your Love) star in the series set to air Sundays at 10 p.m. (ET/PT), beginning July 31. That's alls I knows folks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David Rivers ('65) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) Re: From 6/23/05 TCHerald Rick Rickard ('65) and the former Mary Jackson ('66WB) of 2120 Washington St., Columbus, IN were married June 18, 1965 in Richland, WA and are celebrating their 40th anniversary on June 24th & 25th during Rick's 40th HS reunion in Richland. Rick and Mary have three sons and five grandchildren. Congrats to both of you! -Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Brad Wear ('71) Re: Artie Schafer ('70) Was that our Artie Schafer that wrote into Neil Cavuto, or are we blessed with two by the same name???? -Brad Wear ('71) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Vic Marshall ('71) Re: Mike Davis ('74) I don't know why, but it seems that for most of the year Mike Davis is pretty much a hermit... unless Brad Upton ('74) coerces him into some online banter about food (the entire spectrum-including Denny's), hair loss or athletic prowess BUT get Mike into his "Charles Kuralt" mode and we hear from him every day!!! Mike, maybe it's time to apply for a job with CBS and permanently move to that motor home!! Bear (Steve Davis ('72-RIP) would have loved it!! -Vic Marshall ('71) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/03/05 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff: Phil Belcher ('51), Terri Royce ('56) Larry Mattingly ('60), Roy Ballard ('63) Mike Davis ('74) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ray Hall ('57) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Phil Belcher ('51) Re: Locked Keys This is a simple way to unlock your car if you have locked your keys in the car. And it works, tried it our myself. A friend sent this to me, and if you are like me, this could happen to you... in fact it probably already has. I'm forwarding it on to you, in case it might be a solution to the problem if you do lock your keys in the car. FYI Hope it works Locked your keys in your car???? If you lock your keys in the car and the spare keys are at home, call someone on your cell phone. Hold your cell phone about a foot from your car door and have the other person at your home press the unlock button of your key fob(clicker), holding it near the phone on their end. Your car doors will unlock. Saves someone from having to drive your keys to you. Distance is no object. You could be hundreds of miles away, and if you can reach someone who has the other "remote" for your car, you can unlock the doors (or the trunk!). I locked the car had my youngest daughter call me while I was far away from the car. I clicked open into the phone and I could hear the car doors unlock through her cell phone.. My daughter confirmed that sure enough the doors opened. -Phil Belcher ('51) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Terri Royce Weiner ('56) To: Chuck Holtz ('55) Chuck -- I just have to commend you on your proper use of the English language: "At any rate I hope those who opened the picture enjoyed it as much as I." I know I'm picky (majored in English at WSC), but it seems the whole world would have used "me" in that case. It's soooo refreshing to see it written correctly! (I know, everyone, Terri needs to get a life.) Thanks for making my morning. -Terri Royce Weiner ('56) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Larry Mattingly ('60) Re: 4th of July Every 4th of July I re-read the following: "This day will be the most memorable in the history of America. I am apt to believe it will be celebrated by succeeding generations as the great anniversary festival... It ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade... bonfires and illuminations (fireworks) from one end of this continent to the other, from this time forward forevermore". -John Adams, July 3, 1776 I cannot list all of the 140 some displays we will do over this weekend, but here are a few: W WA, Oak Harbor, Everett (with Orion Pyro), Lynnwood, Woodinville, Bellevue (on TV 13), Emerald Downs, Federal Way, Aberdeen, and Longview. E WA/N ID: Omak, George, Lake CDA, Sandpoint, Pullman, and Lewiston-Clarkston. OR: Rufus, Joseph, Milwaukie Country Club, Riddle, and Glendale. Jay Siegel ('61) makes his debut as Licensed Pyro-In-Charge at Lynnwood, WA on the 4th. Jay worked with me on the Richland display in 1959. I look forward to shooting a large old fashioned hand-fired display for the Shoalwater Tribal Casino near Tokeland, WA. Everybody at the office looked at me as if I had lost my mind... but I think I remember how. As we celebrate this most famous day in the US, let us remember those who have gone before and made the ultimate sacrifice to give us the freedoms we hold so dear. God bless our men and women in uniform and God Bless America. Have a safe and happy 4th of July. "Happiness is the sky in bloom" -Larry Mattingly ('60) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Roy Ballard ('63) To: David Rivers ('65) Man, am I impressed... you should be a screen writer along with all the other good things that you do. WHAT A GUY..... -Roy Ballard ('63) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Mike Davis ('74) Tales from my Southern Adventures.... Visiting Wal*Mart yesterday, something only 110% of the people do down here, when this southern gentlemen stopped me in the aisle asking for advice. He looked like a typical good ole boy; the dirty John Deere hat, the stained t-shirt under his overalls with just the right amount of belly fat hanging out the sides, the mud covered brown boots, and the long mustache protruding at least an inch over his lower lip and still containing some of that morning's breakfast. I was by some first aid supplies when he asked, "What ya think I should put on this here sore I got on my lip?" He then proceeded to lift his mustache and pull out his lower lip exposing an open sore that was completely disgusting. He went on to say, "Hell, I should of knowed that it was too dadburn hot to try to siphen that gas out of that old tank! My dumb ass! That just plain stupid!" I had to agree. -Mike Davis ('74) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/04/05 ~ HAPPY 4th of July Dateline: Gretna LA ~ 81 / 79% humidity ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers and 1 retired Carmichael teacher sent stuff: Betty Hiser ('49), Leoma Coles ('63) Bill Dunton (Retired Carmichael Teacher), BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Penny Mitchell ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gale Waldkoetter ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim Rice ('75) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Betty Hiser Gulley ('49) I hope everyone stops what they are doing for just a few seconds to remember what July 4th is - not just BBQ's, fireworks, family get togethers, picnics, flags flying, etc. While these things are nice - just remember that this country was started on July 4, and like the watch commercial says: "It has just kept on ticking." Amen! -Betty Hiser Gulley '49er - south/government Richland - beautiful day - slight breeze - beautiful blue skies. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Leoma Coles ('63) Happy Fourth of July to all Bombers out there and especially to all the men and women serving our country!! Planning to go to Independence, Oregon for the big parade and celebration. Taking my daughter and my 2 1/2 year old granddaughter! Should be a great time and tankful for the awesome weather we are having! Celebrate!!!! Take care all, -Leoma Coles ('63) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Bill Dunton (Retired Carmichael Teacher) Dear Sandstormers: We have been enjoying all the reunion remembrances. Lynn and I are gearing up for our 60th graduation reunion -- somehow 1946 doesn't seem that long ago! Love to you all -- and yes, we are both alive, well and kicking! -Bill Dunton, Carmichael Junior High Faculty, 1949-1958 *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/05/05 Dateline: Gretna, LA ~ 81 - 82% humidity ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers and 1 Bomber Offspring sent stuff: Jim Jensen ('50), Judy Willox ('61) Marc Northover (Bomber Offspring) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sharon Panther ('57) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jim Jensen ('50) Re: Juneau, AK To: Maren Smyth ('63 & '64) Thank you for the 4th of July greeting and even more - the Juneau website. Enjoyed browsing through the site and viewing the great pictures!!!! Bomber Cheers, -Jim Jensen ('50) ~ Katy, TX... hearing about the "Wonderful Weather" Bombers are enjoying brought a tear (or was it sweat?) to the eye. July 3rd, high noon: 97 (107 heat index); midnight: 82 and 91. July 4th: heat index 110 in spots. Let me out of here!!!! ******************************************************* ******************************************************* The following arrived too late for the 4th of July issue: =========== >>From: Judy Willox (Classic Class of '61) To: All Bombers, All Classes Just wanted to take this way to wish you all a safe and Happy Fourth of July. http://www.eakles.com/95julyfourthpg.htm Love to all, -Judy Willox (Classic Class of '61) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* The following was originally sent to one (or more) Bombers until it found it's way to the Alumni Sandstorm. Originally Sent: Thursday, June 30, 2005 4:58 PM Subject: Memorial Services For My Dad (July 7th) ========== >>From: Marc Northover (Bomber Offspring) (Please forward on to anyone that knew my dad as I don't have email addresses for everyone.) I wanted to let everyone know that my dad passed away on Saturday (June 25th). He had a stroke on Monday that caused severe brain damage. A lot of people have been asking if there is anything they can do, just ask. I have been thinking about that for a while and now know what the perfect thing would be. I would like to hear stories about my dad. I would like to hear conversations that you have had with my dad that stuck in your mind. Some people have met him one time while some have known him his entire life. In both situations he seemed to have the ability to leave a lasting impression on people. [REMINDER: Send your memories DIRECTLY to Marc at: punkybrewster@yahoo.com] I know my dad would have been the first to respond and his response would have been a novel. He has been known to write and talk a lot. My story: When I was a kid my dad would bring me home matchbox cars. They said I would sit for hours and just run them back and forth on the carpet. It turned into an obsession. I bought cars from local stores as well as antique shops. My collection grew to around 700 cars (which I still have today). Where do you put that many cars? If you saw my room during my childhood you would know the answer. My dad built racks for the cars that filled the walls in my room. What was hanging from my ceiling? Model airplanes that my dad built and painted. He painted them to look exactly like the originals. On my dresser and any open space desk space were model tanks. Again painted in great detail to resemble the originals. This memory along with a million others have left a lasting impression. [LATER COMMUNICATION FROM MARC] The Memorial Service will be at 9:45am on Thursday, July 7th at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery: URL with driving directions: http://www1.va.gov/directory/guide/facility.asp?ID=368&dnum=ALL&map=1 NOTE: When you get to the cemetery, turn right towards the flag pole and office and follow the funeral parking signs. Donations can be made to Navy Marine Corps Relief Society in memory of John Northover: http://nmcrs.convio.net/site/PageServer?pagename=donations_index -Marc Northover (Bomber Offspring) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/06/05 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Jim McKeown ('53), Patti Jones ('60) Helen Cross ('62), Deedee Willox ('64) Steve Upson ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: David Barger ('72) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jim McKeown ('53) Re: 50th Anniversary To: Harold Gibson ('53) and Baret Ann McIntyre ('53) Happy 50th Anniversary. Harold and Baret Ann were classmates and King and Queen of almost everything, not to mention being high school sweethearts! Who wudda guessed it, after all these years. Your Anniversary is not on the calendar but my golfing buddy, Pete Hollick, Class of '55, is heading north Thursday to help you celebrate it, and let the cat out of the bag. So, have a great one, and stay healthy. Much love, -Jim McKeown (from the great Class of '53) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) and Vera Smith Robbins ('58) Re: ALL BOMBER LUNCHEON Richland The number for the luncheon is moving upward quickly. Besides Richland Bombers we have had RSVP's from Utah, Spokane and Vancouver, WA. Please come join the fun. Reservations must be made by emailing me or Vera by July 7, 2005. Reservations can also be made by phone. Luncheon announcement will appear in the Sandstorm the week before the luncheon and the week of. The place in West Richland was chosen (about a minute from the border of Richland) because of size, good food and price. If we outgrow JD Dinner we have a back up in Richland that is a little more spendy. WHEN: Saturday July 9, 2005 WHERE: JD Diner, 3790 Van Giesen, West Richland, WA 99353 Use to be Coney Island (Light green building just past the Yakima River bridge) TIME: 1:00 P.M. PRICE: Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served all day. Prices range from $4.50 - $13.95 add drink, tax and tip Bomber spouses and friends are welcome! Looking forward to also seeing out-of-town Bomber visitors also. Bombers Have Fun -Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) and Vera Smith Robbins ('58) P.S. from Patti - The weather is perfect here in West Richland. I have finally left my webfeet behind. Enjoying every minute of the sun shine. My children and grandchild are beginning to believe they will not ever get me back to Western Washington. I did cry a few tears with my children, grandchildren, friends and Bombers that I wouldn't be at my little place on Commencement Bay to watch the fireworks and the addition of about 20 or more tall ships. The wonderful Fourth's that are now good memories. I know I can return their any time. The Fourth of July was a delight with Western Washington clients having dinner at Anthony's Homeport. Within a ten minute walk from the restaurant we could see three firework's displays. Pasco's display was the longest at about 40 minutes. Outstanding fireworks. Also was the closest to us. No crowd or traffic going to and from. What fun. ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Helen Cross ('62) Greetings to fellow Bombers, For some reason, I've gotten into the habit of reading entries in a hurry and not writing in, so let me wish everyone a late Happy 4th of July, and say I hope everyone enjoyed their communities' 4th of July celebration. Especially our men and women who have or are serving our country. We attended an old fashioned parade in the little town of Harrison, Ohio, about 7 miles from where we live. It is fun to see everyone enjoying being Americans together. Later that night we saw a pretty good display of fireworks at a lake nearby, and they weren't the big ones that Cincinnati puts on. Warren is off from seminary this summer and we've been doing some fun short term things. We were camp counselors at a church camp for a week, and that was lots of fun, as we were sort of grandparents to the kids. And we got away to a Bed and Breakfast of some seminary friends of Warren's in West Virginia. They only live about 5 miles off of US 50, so we drove right by them on Warren's bike trip in 2003. I found out my brother (Roy, '65) didn't even attend his reunion this summer. I just don't understand him, as I've been to all of mine, and plan to keep on coming back for them as long as I am able. We've had some reallly hot days here along with the humidity. I think the heat is helping my son decide maybe he should try to finish up somehow what he started at Purdue, and couldn't get to completion. I hope so, but we've told him, his work, his money, his effort this time... and it is hard not to say I told you so, but we are trying to not say that. In a few weeks Warren and I will start driving west to visit our oldest son at South Lake Tahoe and to visit some relatives and friends in Calif., Oregon, and good ol' Wash. state. We are sorry we can't stay long enough for the WSU game on the first, and Club 40. I will have an Indiana Wildlife Refuge license plate on the front of my white Sienna van this time. I was just reading an announcement of a birthday of a parent, and I want to be the first to congradulate Lorraine Riggs, mother of Nancy Riggs (59?) on her birthday. If memory serves me correctly, she will be 94 on July 6th!! Lorraine and Larry were among the first to come to the Hanford area in the early l940's. I got to know both of them when they were faithful counselors to the Koinonia group at CUP church of singles young people, out of high school for lack of a better definition. I so enjoy visiting with Lorraine every time I get to Richland. She is ageless. She doesn't gain weight,and her hair has less gray in it than mine. Hope to see some of you all. -Helen Cross Kirk ('62) ~ West Harrison, In. by the little lake where it hasn't reached 80 degrees or 80 percent humidity today, and it's sort of cloudy, which is a blessing to those who must work in the heat like our 24 year old son. A heron flew by this morning. ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Deedee Willox ('64) To: Terri Royce Weiner ('56) I couldn't agree more with your comment on proper English. I will share with you the one thing I learned in eighth grade: When you say, "someone is older than I", what you are actually saying is "someone is older than I am old." If you remember that, you can't say "someone is older than me is old." Have you noticed that most people say, "me and John" rather than "John and I"? I always cringe when I hear this, but most of the next generation says it that way. My dad was a stickler for proper language. He taught us to say, "this is she" rather than "this is her". I still think of him as I'm listening to someone say, "this is her"! My dad had quite a sense of humor. Once day when I came home, he told me that someone had called me on the phone. I asked him who it was; he said he didn't know. Rather irritated with him at that point, I said, "well, was it a girl or a boy or what?" He said, "Oh, it was a what!" Funny guy. -Deedee Willox Loiseau ('64) ~ Burbank, WA, where we just got home from visiting friends in Idaho over the weekend. ********************************************************* ********************************************************* >>From: Steve Upson ('65) To: the Columbia High School Class of 1965 In Re: Our 40-Year Reunion Cheers! Please visit http://colhigh65.com/ to view the memorial video which wasn't ready for our Saturday conclave. You may also access the booklet (with contact information) from this page. I am very sorry for not having the video completed in time for the presentation... and for having missed seeing (and hugging) those of you who weren't at Carl Beyer's on Thursday or the Friday garden party. I hope to be better prepared for the 45th! Love to you all, -Steve Upson ('65) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/07/05 Dateline: Gretna, LA ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 10 Bombers sent stuff: Millie Finch ('54), Lola Heidlebaugh ('60) Barbara Sharp ('61 & '62), Ed Wood ('62) John Adkins ('62), Maren Smyth ('63 & '64) Patricia de la Bretonne ('65), Vic Day ('65) Linda Barott ('71), Tricia Mageehon ('89) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Millie Finch Gregg ('54) Re: Harold Gibson and Baret Ann - Happy 50th Thanks Jim McKeown ('53) for letting us know about this happy occasion. As one who also celebrated a 50th anniversary this year - it is special - very special. I wish you many more and peace. -Millie Finch Gregg ('54) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Lola Heidlebaugh Bowen ('60) Re: 2005 Portland/Vancouver Bomber Picnic DATE: Saturday - August 13, 2005 TIME: 11:00 - we'll start cooking about 12:00 noon WHERE: Battle Ground Lake State Park http://www.bgwa.com/battle_ground_lake.htm (Note: $5 parking fee per car DIRECTIONS: I-5 southbound: Take exit #14 I-5 northbound: Take exit #9 follow signs to city of Battle Ground. Drive to east end of town. Turn left on Grace Ave. (in front of Foodliner Grocery), and follow signs to park, approximately three miles from city of Battle Ground. FOOD: Please bring a side dish - hamburgers, hot dogs, beverages & paper goods will be provided. RSVP: Lola so we know how many to plan for. Please mention "Bomber Picnic" in your subject line. Bring your annuals and your memories. All Bombers, Spouses & Friends are welcome! See you August 13! -Lola Heidlebaugh Bowen ('60) ~ ALWAYS A BOMBER ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Barbara Sharp Lysher Porter ('61 & '62) I noticed that Bill Dunton, retired Carmichael teacher had an entry this week. I would love to get an e-mail address for him... any suggestions? Thanks -Barbara Sharp Lysher Porter ('61 & '62) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Barbara--you could get on the list to receive the Sandstorm in your inbox as that version of the Sandstorm has the email address along with each entry. -Maren] ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Ed Wood ('62) Re: Grammar To Terri Royce Weiner ('56) Thanks for the gold star you pasted in Chuck Holtz' ('55) essay book for using proper grammar. Other all too common incorrect usages include "where he's at", "between you and I", and of course the ubiquitous use of "it's" as the possessive form of "it". But it seems that email and other communications like the Sandstorm are more informal, and there appears to be a higher tolerance for variations in grammar and spelling in such informal means of communicating. Prior to retirement, I was the CEO of a company where I tried to insist on proper grammar and spelling in formal letters issued on company letterhead, but I completely ignored such errors in emails. I was pleased that people were communicating, and certainly didn't want to be picky about the "correctness" of the communication. So the question is, does this type of acceptance of what might be termed informal grammar in electronic communication cause deterioration of our language? Or does it merely accelerate the normal change process in our living language? Your thoughts? -Ed Wood ('62) ~ Morrison, CO ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: John Adkins ('62) Attendees of the class of 1965's 40th reunion are invited to forward any pictures your are willing to share with your classmates to me. After I get all the pictures I can, it will take only a few days to put this DVD together and start mailing it. You may order via e-mail and follow up with your check, or order by mail. It's your choice. -John Adkins ('62) ~ Richland ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Maren Smyth ('63 & '64) Re: Tropical Storm Cindy They've been telling us that 2005 is supposed to be an especially active year for hurricanes, but this is ridiculous! We already have the "D" storm -- in 1965, we got Betsy in September and in 1969, we didn't have Hurricane Camille til September... here it is only JULY. Cindy was *only* a tropical storm. Well the power went off at 11:15pm on 7/5 and came back on about noon on 7/6. I did a bit of scrambling before the phone went out... Called Richard Anderson ('60) to do the 7/6 Sandstorm, but his line was busy (he was online), so I called Burt Pierard ('59) and asked Burt to get a hold of Richard and ask him to do the Sandstorm.. THANK YOU BURT AND RICHARD. ALWAYS send Alumni Sandstorm entries to sandstorm@richlandbombers.com because when you send to that address, BOTH Richard and I get the email... so in case Richard does the Sandstorm, he has all the same information I have. Three of the pecan trees (of 15 in the orchard next to my house) blew over. That's the most extensive damage... everything else in my immediate vicinity was tree limbs all over the place. I saw one big ole tree this morning when we were out driving around running errands, that broke and landed on top of somebody's house, so we were lucky. Which brings me to the next several days... Re: Hurricane Dennis Dennis is a category 1 (5 being the worst) hurricane now and will probably get worse once he gets in the open waters of the Gulf of Mexico, so he bears watching. I will already be out of town by the time they think it MIGHT make landfall. Of course, they don't know WHERE Dennis will make landfall, but if he does make landfall here, they we'd be evacuating. ASIDE from Dennis, my nephew is getting married in Baton Rouge on Saturday and ALL my siblings will be there.. The count: 7 of 7 Smyth "kids", 10 of our 11 children, 9-1/2 of our 11-1/2 grandchildren (7 grandchildren are 30 months or YOUNGER). Friday Morning (7/8) - everybody heading for Baton Rouge by car and I doubt I'll have time to even check my email once we get into traveling mode... we're staying at someplace like "The Embassy Suite hotel" in Baton Rouge... Julie ('69WB and mother of the groom) blocked 10 rooms for us so the halls of that hotel will be busy all Friday/Saturday... LOTS of little ones... should be a riot.. I'll have my camera going... All 7 Smyth kids -- together again... last time that happened was 3/17/01 for my Stacey's wedding. Sunday (7/10) - everyone will disperse. We'll head for home... umm... UNLESS "Dennis" is threatening... and if that's the case, we'll stay with Julie until Dennis passes by. I'm packing some extra clothes in case we have an extended stay. My house is located on the very southern edge of "Evacuation Zone 2"... Zone 1 evacuates first and we're so close to zone 1 that we'll evacuate as soon as they (the authorities) give the order for zone 1 to leave... for Dennis, we might already be gone. Follow those storms: http://www.theneworleanschannel.com/hurricanes/index.html Richard will be doing the Sandstorm Saturday and Sunday (and maybe beyond -- Depends on "Dennis") so here's a gentle REMINDER: send your Alumni Sandstorm entries to sandstorm@richlandbombers.com Bomber cheers, -Maren Smyth ('63 & '64) ~ Gretna, LA - 76 ~ 74% humidity ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Patricia de la Bretonne ('65) To: Steve Upson ('65) Dear Steve, Thank you so much for the memorial video. It was very sad and moving to see all the faces, some I remembered better from grade school. -Patricia de la Bretonne ('65) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Vic Day ('65) Re: 40-year-reunion memorial To: Steve Upson ('65) Thank you, Steve, for all of the love and hard work you put into the memorial video! It was touching and sad to see the many classmates and friends who have passed away over the years. It makes me all the more sorry that I missed this reunion. I hope that the list of the dear departed will not grow much longer before the next reunion, which I hope to attend in spite of the long distance from my home in Europe. Greetings to all, hope to see you at the next reunion. -Vic Day ('65) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Linda Barott Rodriguez ('71) To: John Ruppert & Elaine Roberts ('67) There was an entry from Linda Sargent Evans ('67) on May 1 in the Sandstorm about your son, Nick, who was severely injured by a hit-and- run driver in Arizona, March 10, 2005. I don't know you but as a Mom this story touched my heart. I began reading the daily updates on the website that was posted. I felt your pain and rejoiced in the smallest progress he made. http://www.nickruppert.com/wst_page3.html. The main trauma doctor at the Scottsdale Trauma Hospital told you that, "Nick was one in a hundred to be alive when arriving in his condition." Against all odds, he has fought his way back and is going home today, July 7. Congrats! This Bomber rejoices with you. You are taking your boy home. Continued well wishes for Nick and you who have been through so much these long 4 months. Miracles do happen. -Linda Barott Rodriguez ('71) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* From the new ALL Bomber Alumni GuestBook. >>From: Tricia Mageehon ('89) COMMENTS: Living in Mesa, AZ, with my two kids: 12 year old daughter RaeAnne and 6 year old son Jaylon. -Tricia Mageehon ('89) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/08/05 Dateline: Gretna, LA -- watching Hurricane Dennis. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber funeral notice today: Judy Willox ('61), Marie Ruppert ('63), Debbie Lukins ('78) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Deanna Sue Lukins ('79) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Judy Willox (Classic Class of '61) To: Jim McKeown ('53) and Millie Finch Gregg ('54) Now that the cat is out of the bag, I will tell the story that I know about the Gibson's ('53) 50th Anniversary and what one of their friends who will be attending their party did for them. It was such a clever idea on his part and I just had to share it with all of you Bombers. Pete Hollick ('55) contacted me about two weeks or so ago and asked if he ordered two Bomber windbreakers, would he get them by July 7th? Not knowing where they were going and etc., I immediately responded and he told me all about why he needed them by then. He ordered two "gold" Bomber windbreakers to give to Harold and Baret Ann ('53) because it was their 50th Anniversary. And of course we all know that the 50th is the "golden" anniversary. Thus the gold jackets. I couldn't get those jackets out quick enough to him as I thought this was such a wonderful gift for the two Bombers celebrating this anniversary and so clever on Pete's part. What a guy, and what a friend he is to Harold and Baret Ann. Congratulations Harold and Baret Ann and enjoy those jackets! To: Bombers In The Tri-cities and All Around Re: Jim Andersen (Classic Class of '61) I ran into another classic classmate of '61 last night while dining at Shari's and he, Jack Gardiner (Classic Class of '61), told me something I was not sure I was hearing. Seems that one of our classmates from the same classic class was in town visiting his brother, and although THAT was astounding enough as it was, what was REALLY astounding is that he told me that this classic classmate was moving back to "home." I looked at Jack and Jack looked at me like, "We gotta be kidding, right?" ;o) So I ran down Gordon Andersen ('54), Jim's brother, and sure enough Jim was here staying with Keith (AKA Fuzzy) St. John ('60) in Pasco. I called Fuzzy and asked for Jim and, with a small hint, he could tell who he was talking to. He told me before I even asked that he had indeed bought a home in Pasco and will be moving back "home" in September. I couldn't believe it, and he did tell me that he didn't think he ever would do this, but there it is. You come back to visit and the area just grabs you back to it and you know that you have finally come "home" to stay. Long way from the Florida locale that the Andersen's were thinking of moving to and all I can say is, a BIG welcome home Jim and Mrs. Jim. Good to have you back! On another note of memories, I will agree with an entry to yesterday's (okay, 07-05-07 then--always a day late and a dollar short) Sandstorm that my dear ole' Dad was quite the proper speaker. He also had the best diction a person can have. And yes, he would usually answer one's questions in a humorous way and one could get so exasperated with him. No one could get more exasperated then Myrna Bolin Turner ('63), the little Lady my parents always called "the third daughter". This is because Myrna darn near lived at our house and was loved and accepted by ALL the family. My little brother adored her and married her at the age of five. lol Anyway, when, on the very rare occasion she was not there and would call me, she would ask Dad, "Is Judy here?" (meaning "there", but she would get her tangue all tungled up in her tisdom weeth and couldn't stalk traight.) Dad would say, "No she's not here honey." Myrna would then ask, "Where's she at?" And Dad would answer her back in various ways such as, "She's at." Or, "Where's what?" Or some other exasperating answer which would go on until Myrna finally remembering that Dad, trying to teach her to NEVER end a sentence with a preposition, would finally say, "Where is Judy", or "Where is she?" At which time Dad would say, "Standing right here." I would then laugh as I always knew when Myrna was on the phone by that five minute conversation that she and Dad would always have. I think it got to be a game in the end and maybe even a test of the wills. Dad always won however! He was a funny, funny man and had a sense of humor that was a delight and entertaining when he was among people. My bartender at Adrian's told me once, years after my Dad was a customer there and when I worked for him and Adrian, that my Dad told him one of the funniest lines had ever heard and that was, "Well Jack, guess I'll get on home now and give my wife a good listening to." He was also quite the practical joker, and oh could I tell you stories about those times. I will spare you. You know, it is funny that these two stories should come together here. For some time my Dad and Jim's Mother Mary car-pooled to work out at Hanford. I was going to put a whole different entry in the Sandstorm today, but will quit for tonight and send the other one tomorrow. See ya all tomorrow--same time, same Bomber channel. Bomber Cheers, -Judy Willox (Classic Class of '61) ~ Richland ~ Where so many are coming home to, and where I KNOW that one fellow classmate has got to be proud of me by now. Right, Billy Boy? See, I remembered. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Marie Ruppert Hartman ('63) Today (July 7th), my nephew, Nick (http://www.nickruppert.com/) is coming home! Thank you everyone who prayed for him and added him to your prayer chains. Miracles do happen to good people. He still has obstacles to overcome, but just being home is a great accomplishment. Please continue to keep him and his family (John Ruppert ('67) and Elaine Roberts Ruppert ('67) and sister, Krista) in your thoughts and prayers. Nick is doing "whatever it takes" to get back and if determination means success he will! -Marie Ruppert Hartman ('63) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Debbie Lukins Lee ('78) To: Deanna Sue Lukins Wingart ('79) Sending out a Happy Birthday wish to my sister, Deanna Sue Lukins Wingart ('79). Today you are officially ONLY one year younger than I. Yes I do realize that I am a year older, but just one until February. Hope you have an awesome day. By the way, have you dropped any "cherry bombs" lately?!! Don't forget about the "Red Nuts Jig" later on tonight while you're celebrating. Love you to pieces! Your loving sis, Deb. -Debbie Lukins Lee ('78) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* ******************************************************* Funeral Notice from the San Diego Union-Tribune >>John Northover, aka juan the sailor ('59) ~ 7/13/41 - 6/25/05 FuneralNotices.tripod.com/ *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/09/05 Datelind: Richland ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff: Judy Willox ('61), Deedee Willox ('64) Gary Behymer ('64), Linda Reining ('64) Patty ONeil ('65), Jim Heidlebaugh ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Judy Willox (Classic Class of '61) To: All Bombers, All Classes Re: John Hebert ('54WB) I hope that you will remember the Hebert boys and some of the talk I did of them back some time ago. They were the brothers who got in touch over the Sandstorm and were looking for someone to show them around out in North Richland. I spent two days with them looking for the Hebert homestead, John Ball School foundation and the John Ball trench. John wrote and published about three articles that were related to that trench, North Richland and childhood days in Richland which are now on the Bomber site. Here is his latest; and since it grabbed me good in the memory section, I also replied to it. And he said this should be published also, but I really doubt it. But, we shall see. In the meantime, I want to share this with you all, as I know that many of you did this too in the summers of our childhood days. So sit back and enjoy; both the item from John and my reply to his. It does flood back the memories of growing up here in Richland. And for those of you who did do this, I encourage you to write in and share your own memories; those of the long ago, back-yard, neighborhood circus you may have brought to town. ;o) And do you ever wonder where all of your clowns have gone? Here are the articles: John Hebert: His Column This weeks "stuff" 07-06-05 "Laaaadieeeeeee and gentlemennnnn, children of all ages......." I took several looks around the neighborhood; there weren't any to be seen. Since some of us are slower on the uptake than others, it dawned on me that I hadn't seen any in years. Nobody was holding a neighborhood circus. Back when I was a kid, and before there was much in the way of television and the only "electronic" game was called Electric Football, which was basically a shaking platform there would be at least one circus in the neighborhood during summer vacation. If things were really slow, and when almost everybody was armed with a cap-gun or two they very seldom were, some more literary-minded group would put on a play in addition to the circus. There were no auditions. There were no tryouts or "callbacks." If you were willing to be one of the performers, you were in. Was your dog able to sit up and/or roll over and/or bark on command? That might put you in the center ring. Okay, so there was only one ring, but it was in the center. The toughest job the casting director had was not signing on so many performers that there was nobody left to be the audience. Some lucky neighborhoods had a plentiful stock of younger siblings; they weren't ready to perform yet, so were immediately dragooned into watching the rest of us. A tattered sheet served as both the backdrop and backstage. Somebody's washtub (remember washtubs?) turned upside down made a great place to place Tony's performing lion (okay, cat) until it got bored and left. That usually took four seconds. Meanwhile, the master of ceremonies would generally just holler through the sheet for the next act. Best of all, nothing had to be plugged in. Nobody noticed the heat. Hey, the circus was in town. Judy Willox: My Reply The Neighborhood Circus 07-06-05 Ahhhhhh John, one after my own heart! Every year, for as many years as we could get the parents to sit patiently in the heat and watch and fawn over their talented little children, there was always the annual summer circus in the fairgrounds known as the Craighill 300 Area Entertainment Center. The memories of that neighborhood are way too numerous to mention here. But entertaining it was for all the years of the childhood lives of the children from the wonderful place called Craighill. Back then of course, neighborhoods lasted for the complete childhood years with very few moving in and out, so we were a perfectly honed little group with each and every one knowing their "duties" to perfection. No matter what we were doing, we just automatically fell into place as the years went by. And hey, we even had our very own honest to God clown perform with us sometimes. I wish I could remember his name. Maybe one of the other kids will. Nowhere was this more evident then in the circuses we had and took such pride in presenting. Yeah, sure, the heat was stifling -- as the heat here in the TriCities could get. The animals we were so careful to select for performance were never cooperative. And once in a while there would be an "oops" and maybe a small accident or two -- perhaps even a tear of "owie" or of disappointment when we failed to perform correctly. But the show just had to go on! So each and every one of us who had something to provide, be it entertainment or refreshments -- or even in the presentation of the show, valiantly moved along and forward with our little back-yard circus feats. And we were so sure that we were offering the very best in entertainment to our captive audience with the smiles of pride and the glazes of sweat resting on their brows. The years moved on, and we all did too. We had our families and our own kids offering their special brand of antics that made us, that little band of circus players; now the parents, so proud. And as people do, we lost touch with one another for a good amount of time. But in the recent years, I have had the best of luck running into so many of them for various reasons. And we still smile at one another and remember when -- those oh so many years ago -- when we were just the neighborhood kids bringing the "circus" to "town". Where have all the clowns gone? Bomber Cheers, Judy Willox (Classic Class of '61) ~ Richland ~ Where it was blustery yesterday and raining last night -- and I loved it! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Deedee Willox Loiseau ('64) Re: Grammar -- part two Ah, yes, I had forgotten how Dad and Myrna used to go the rounds on the phone. Another thing he would say in response to "where's she at?" was "oh, right behind the at." He really did have a great sense of humor. As to the pranks he would pull: One day he brought a ladder into the living room. He got on the ladder with a glass of water, then asked Mom to hold the glass to the ceiling with a broom. Gullible Mom (I wonder if she was really gullible or just played the game with him - lol) did as he asked. He then got off the ladder, folded it up, and said, "bye, honey, I'm going downtown now." He once had me put my thumbs on the edge of the table to see if I could balance a glass of water. Of course, I (being as gullible as my mother) did and I balanced the glass just fine. Then he said, "ok, I'll see you later." (I grabbed the glass with my teeth.) Dad walked softly; you did NOT hear him coming. However, when going downstairs, one of his knees creaked. So, in our basement bedrooms we could hear him coming if we were paying attention. When I was about eight, he told me this joke: "There was an old woman from Boston, Mass. Standing in the ocean up to her knees. It doesn't rhyme, does it?" I said, "no." He said, "wait until the tide comes in." Of course, at eight, I thought it was hilarious. He also gave me a poem called "The Ring Around" which I am sending to Maren. It really isn't fit for publishing here, but it's pretty funny. Oh, I'm sure Myrna and Judy could give us many more tales of Dad's pranks and humor. -Deedee Willox Loiseau ('64) ~ Burbank, WA, where we have friends in town and lots of fun. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary Behymer ('64) Uncle Jimmy's Clubhouse -Gary Behymer ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Linda Reining(64) when I wrote a while back about carpal tunnel, I forgot to write and say what the results were---had the nerve conduction tests and they hurt like hell(yes, I was a wimp, and cried......*grin*)----damage isn't severe enough for surgery, so was advised to keep wearing the braces and take anti- inflammatories. am not wearing the braces, those blasted things get in the way of being able to type or crochet or do most anything, but am taking the anti-inflammatories and they are helping, so will continue using them and go back in a year. now, I have another health-related question. my oldest daughter, Traci, has been having problems with her thyroid and finally(after almost 2 years)got it back to normal, but now, her doctor thinks she has Graves Disease(it is thyroid- related)---her right eyeball is protruding, but the eye doctor that he referred her to, doesn't seem to think it is protruding enough to worry about---he told her, "when a stranger comes up to you and says something about your eye, then it will be time to do something"!!!!!!!! well, who in their right mind is going to walk up to a total stranger and say that?????????? she is looking into second opinions and other options, but I am wondering if any Bombers have had any experience with this? her eye is constantly "watering" and she has pain behind her eye---his answer to that was, "take eye drops and anti- inflammatories"! Linda Reining(64).........triple digits in Bakersfield have arrived, I am in my hibernation mode---only going outside, when it is absolutely necessary! *grin* **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Patty ONeil Lopez ('65) Re: '65 Reunion I took the scenic route back to California after a wonderful visit to Washington. I won't wait 40 years for the next reunion. It was amazing. Although we may look a little older, good friends don't change. In minutes I was laughing, sharing memories, and catching up. Thank you to all '65 Reunion Committee. You did a fantastic job. Gregor Hanson's presentation eloquently put into words what we all were feeling. Steve Upson's video was worth the wait. I watched it with my sisters Kathy ('63) and Eileen ('72) when we met at Eileen's beautiful home in Puyallup for the 4th. Not a dry eye. I know many worked hours so that we all could enjoy the reunion. Love to all, -Patty O'Neil Lopez ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim Heidlebaugh ('65) Re: Class of '65 fortieth reunion Many thanks to the '65 reunion committee: Gregor, Steve, Carl, Mike, Jeff, Pat, Patti, Nancy, Lyman, Terry, Georgia, Joann, Shannon, and the rest of you that made it happen. Super people. A very special time. I'm proud to be a BOMBER! -Jim Heidlebaugh ('65) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/10/05 Dateline: Richland ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Janet Tyler ('61) and Betti Avant ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jerry Oakley ('51) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bill Rulon ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Janet Tyler ('61) THANKS to Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) and Vera Smith Robbins ('58) for their work to organize the lunch at JD's yesterday afternoon in West Richland. It was fun to see everyone and catch up on 'news'. To: Jeannie Armstrong ('64) I'm eager to get the name of the book and the author from TCH article about teaching babies sign language. My daughter is ready to begin teaching my (almost) new granddaughter. Bomber cheers, -Janet Tyler ('61) ~ in Pasco **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Betti Avant ('69) Greetings to you all, I will be out of touch for a week or so (again) as I move on to my next adventure. I have a moving company coming on Monday. I will drive to Lacey on Wednesday and go to my new apartment. I will then get to do the "fun" things like finding banking service, driver's license test, license plates, going to Ft. Lewis and getting a parking sticker for my car. My moving company tells me I will have my things a week from the day they pick it up (I sure as heck hope so because I don't want any more time on the floor than possible). f any of you are at Madigan Army Medical Center for any reason, look me up. I will be working as a "contract tech." in the Radiology Dept. Bombers rule, -Betti Avant ('69) ~ Eugene, OR but very soon to be Lacey, WA *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/11/05 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Mike Clowes ('54), George Swan ('59), Patti Jones ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rex Hunt ('53WB) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Larry Christenson ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Janice Johns ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: John Heffner ('66) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) Re: Latest results From the latest count I have, there are 139 Bombers signed up for the Club 40 reunion this September. Not too bad, but in going over the lists, the names of the usual suspects are missing. There would be more, but I chose not to count non-Bomber spouses/other guests. As it stands, the Class of '55 has 41 members signed up (this is their 50th you know). The Class of '60 has 35 coming, so far. As Dean Martin used to sign off "Keep those cards and letters comin' in folk." I'd like to add keep those registrations coming in. Especially you usual suspects (you know who you are). -Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54), President of Club 40 (Yes, I will be there) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: George "Pappy" Swan ('59) Re: "Where the heck are you?" personals received Yup. Nope. Yup and thank you very much. -George "Pappy" Swan ('59) ~ Burbank, WA, where I sit, another year older, finally giving up on checking my grammar for Deedee (that's a lost cause in my case), and staring at a dry puddle full of grounded, high and dry, itty bitty sailboats, wind surfers, and deflated beach balls while attempting to develop a tiny inland sea of saltwater by refilling it with "perspiration" from me wrinkled brow (old gentleman aren't supposed to sweat ya know) but then I never was accused of being one of those, just old and portly and portly old boys are allowed to sweat -- In fact, it is expected. Oh heck! Enough of this meditating in the sun stuff. I guess I'll go turn the hose on and re-hydrate meself and the immediate vicinity. Stand back wee people. It could be a gully washer. Surfs up! ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) Re: July - All Bomber Luncheon Click for Current ALL Bomber Lunch pictures For being summer time Vera and I didn't expect a huge turn out for the luncheons beginning. Kicked off in June with ten attendees. July surprised us with the following attendees: Gloria Falls Evans ('58) and her husband Jim, Nick Nelson ('56), Gladys Webb Perkins ('59), Roxanne Knudsen ('62), Janet Tyler ('61), Millie Brooks Bohlke ('56), Marsha Lawell Hathcox ('60), Gary Persons ('57) and Jan Bollinger Persons ('60), Judy Willox ('61), Kaye Ivers ('60), Jim Tadlock ('58), Cajole Wickstrom Tadlock ('59), Lora Homme Page ('60), Darlene Huesties Bern ('64), Glen Rose ('58) and wife Carol, Dave Rhodes ('53) and wife Alice, Lance Hartman ('60) and Marie Ruppert Hartman ('63), Danny Haggard ('57) and Margie Qualheim Haggard ('60). Linda McKnight ('65) and husband Denny, Everyone was immediately chatting away with whomever they were sitting by. Many stayed until around 4 o'clock. Phyllis Benjamin McElheny ('49) dropped in after lunch to visit and catch up with a Bomber friend. Jean Armstrong Reynolds ('64) was a surprise as she had just gotten into town for her stay while hubby is fighting a fire. Didn't hear where he is this time. Our prayers are always with him, Jean and the fire he is fighting at the time. See you at the Spudnut shop on Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. Any Bombers that want to join us are welcome. The furthest away was Linda McKnight Hoban and her husband Denny from Tigard, Oregon. Thought the furthest was going to be Darlene Minard Mortensen ('60) and her husband from Utah. They didn't show after RSVPing, so hope everything is good your way, Darlene. Bombers do it again in get togethers. Lora Homme Page ('60), Margie Qualheim Haggard ('60) and myself all worked at Skip's in the late '50s. Vera took our picture together. Unusual after so many years for three of us to be together in one place. If Darlene Minard had been able to attend it would probably been more than categorized as unusual. We had a great laugh while the picture was being taken as Bombers were putting catsup and mustard bottle as well as food in our hands to bring the picture to life. Like we wanted to serve as we did back at Skip's. I don't think so. Not sure about others, I didn't ever work at a restaurant again. Also discussion began amongst the Bombers about Skip's being the hang out following By's, then Zip's. No one seemed to have the time when everyone started hanging out at Zip's. When did Zip's actually open? JD Diner has proven to be a great place. Hannah who owns the restaurant is a wonderful hostess. Her son JD who is a new Bomber ('07) (from Idaho) delighted everyone as our waiter. He handled almost all the ordering and serving himself. Watch out world when JD graduates. The girls will be flocking after him also. I think this Bomber could do about anything. Kitchen cooks came out so we could thank them. Please forgive me if I missed anyone. Email and let me know. Vera and I want to thank all of you who attended. Spread the word to other Bombers. More fun each month for the Bombers to come. Announcement will appear the week before and week of in the Alumni Sandstorm. Next Richland All Bomber Luncheon is August 13, 2005. Bombers Have Fun -Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) ~ W. Richland - where watching the clouds during the day and stars at night is so fun. Brings back great Bomber day memories. *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/12/05 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 11 Bombers sent stuff: Betty Bell ('51), Jim McKeown ('53) Marguerite Groff ('54), Laura Dean Kirby ('55) Peter Kay Wheadon ('56), Derrith Persons ('60WB) Gary Persons ('57) and Jan Bollinger Persons ('60) Lora Homme ('60), Jeff DeMeyer ('62), Lynn-Marie Hatcher ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jan Bollinger ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Debra Belliston ('74) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Betty Bell Norton ('51) The Richland Seniors Association will sponsor an all-ages dance on Friday, July 15th from 1:00 - 4:00 at the Richland Community Center. The Easy Swing Band will play great music for dancing or listening and visiting. Cost is only $4 at the door. Hope you can join us! We will also sponsor a dance on Sunday, July 31st from 1:00 - 4:00 -- same great band and same ticket price of $4. And always at the Richland Community Center. Hope to see you there! Plans are now complete: BERT WELLS will be appearing at the Richland Community Center on Sunday, September 18th at 1:00, for a fun afternoon of senior (clean) humor, music and inspiration. There will be refreshments afterwards and visiting with Bert. This is co-sponsored with the City of Richland and the Richland Seniors Association, and the cost will be $4. Tickets will be available at the Richland Community Center later this week, or call me with questions or to get tickets. I hope we get a big turn out for this! -Betty Bell Norton ('51) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jim McKeown ('53) To: Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) You mentioned that JD's Diner was the old Coney Island in West Richland. Boy does that bring back memories... In the '40s and '50s the Coney Island was owned by a great couple... Myrt and Ira. I don't know their last name, but it was very popular with our folks and lots of people from Richland. You could get a great meal for a very reasonable price, and on the weekends it was packed. It was kind of "the" place at that time. I have very fond memories of the two owners and the great times we had there when we were early married in the late '50s. -Jim McKeown ('53) ~ from beautiful Sacramento where Summer will officially arrive today. We will hit over 100. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Marguerite Groff Tompkins ('54) My apologies to Larry Christensen ('54) for forgetting your birthday. Of course, I've only known you since 1945!! You are a great friend and, I love you. Blessings on your birthday and may you continue to celebrate many more. Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) mentioned Skips. That brings back some really special memories for me. One day when some friends, Donna Thompson Jackson ('54-RIP), Bev Sullivan Aaron ('54) and I were driving around we noticed a car with a couple guys following us. We decided the safe place to go was Skips. The car pulled in next to us. They were both soldiers, stationed at Camp Hanford. They were looking for Max's Stop & Go. We ended up taking them there and back to Skips. As they were getting out of our car, one guy, not the "cute" one, asked for my phone #. I declined until the cute one said he'd write it down, and whispered he wouldn't share it. Because my name, Marguerite, was fairly unique, I told him it was Marge (not so easy to be found if I didn't like him). Gave him my phone # - and the rest is history. First and last time I was a "pickup." We married, had 6 children and were together for 47 years, until his death. We would be celebrating our 50th December 10. I'm going to celebrate my "should have been" with my wonderful family. So you can understand why the name Skips brought back all these memories. And I'm enjoying attending my friends big 50 celebrations. Especially looking forward to Millie Finch Gregg ('54) and Glynn's 50th anniversary in a couple of weeks. God bless all of my friends who have been lucky enough to reach this awesome time of celebration. -Marguerite Groff Tompkins ('54) ~ In Richland where it's hot - and feels good. I love summer and just tolerate winter. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Laura Dean Kirby Armstrong ('55) Re: Reunion attendance Forty one people from the class of 1955 sounds like a pretty poor representation from a class of over three hundred. Especially since it will be our fiftieth. Come on boys and girls, let's get with it. In the small world department or "Bombers are everywhere"... My friend and I were checking out the growing wine area surrounding Walla Walla yesterday and ran into a couple visiting from Maui. They are visiting an old friend of mine and were class of '58 grads. We both claim an acquaintance with John Williams ('56) of the Kiona winery, our favorite. -Laura Dean Kirby Armstrong ('55) ~ in So. Richland where the clouds have disappeared and the wind is not blowing. A beautiful day in the neighborhood. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Peter Kay Wheadon ('56) Re: Utah Richlander Gathering To: Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) Since Darlene Minard Mortensen ('60) couldn't be at your gathering, here is a photo of her with a group of friends at our home in Centerville, Utah. Jerry Mikkelsen ('55) and Lorna Lee ('58) were down from Kennewick so we had a cookies and punch get together to catch up on our lives. Jerry and Lorna had recently returned from two years in eastern Africa and it was fun to hear of their adventures. Those in the photo are, left to right: Ellen and Derald Mitchell ('56), Kathy Rex ('57) and Jack Airmet, Charles Hall and Frankie Taylor ('56), Lorna Lee ('58) and Jerry Mikkelsen ('55), Darlene Minard ('60) and Taylor Mortensen, Ruth Rawlins ('56) and Ted Hill, Marjean Last Otis ('70), R. Lee Last ('57), Ron Freeman and Frankie Hansen ('55), Peter Kay Wheadon ('56) and Sydney. -Peter Kay Wheadon ('56) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jan Bollinger Persons ('60) and Gary Persons ('57) Re: Spokane Bomber Lunch It's summer time, summer time, sum sum summertime . . . and time for the Spokane Bomber lunch! We'll be celebrating several Bomber birthdays, so if you can't make it in time for lunch, come for cake! DATE: Sunday, July 17, 2005 COFFEE: 11:30 AM LUNCH: 12:30 PM PLACE: The Cathay Inn (Chinese and American menu) ADDRESS: 3714 North Division (Look for the tall sign on the east side of the street.) PRICE: Most lunches $5.95 - $7.95 RSVP: Please make your lunch reservation as soon as possible All Bombers, spouses and guests are welcome! -Jan Bollinger Persons ('60) and Gary Persons ('57) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Derrith Persons Dean ('60WB) Re: Another Birthday I would like to wish a very Happy Birthday to Jan Bollinger Persons ('60) on July 12th. May you enjoy your day and have many, many more. Lots of love to you! -Derrith Persons Dean ('60WB) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Lora Homme Page ('60) Re: All Bomber Luncheon Thank you Patti and Vera for arranging the luncheon. The food was great and not expensive. It took Patti coming home to get a luncheon going right here in the home town. People have taken pictures at both luncheons that I assume they're going to share. Vera, what happened to the pictures from the first one? I had a great time and it was fun seeing Jan Bollinger Persons ('60) and Gary Persons ('57) from Spokane whom (is that right, Deedee?) I don't get to see in person very often and Marge and Dan Haggard from Richland whom I also don't get to see very often. I'm looking forward to the next one. "Bombers have fun," as Patti would say. -Lora Homme Page ('60) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jeff DeMeyer ('62) Re: Lost Classmates 1962 We have lost track of the following people from the class of 1962 Diane Bell Nelson Pratt Hebert E. Blevins Bruce Brunelle Carol Buchanan Doug Burns Keith Crownover Keith Curtis Barry Dahl Richard Dean Carol Desoto Taylor Ron Dykes Roger Farber Margaret Gibson Tucker Patrica Hahn Clark Hall Tom Harmon Fayne Heneghen Dukes Richard Henderson Gerald Hooper Joyce Herbel Loland Cecil Howard Leslie Lang Dalton Freddie Lenhart Richard Lloyd Patty McCue Hutchinson Ben Miles Jerry Montgomery Barbara Parvis Donnell Paul Pedersen Carole Petterson Graham Babette Petty Nelson Lana Phifer Donnell Steve Schell Rod Shanks Chuck Smith Margaret Smith Suzanne Tabbert Lloyd Taylor Sue Tomlinson Yount Mary Wamsley Laurel Vlacil Murry Walter Webb Linda Whitaker Dave Wilson Valeree Workman Offerman Yvonne Wright Darris Yeager Kathy Wilson Don Skidmore -Jeff DeMeyer ('62) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Lynn-Marie Hatcher Peashka ('68) We are groaning our way through this arduous move. Can't wait until it's over, and we are living at Haven Farm, from where we hope, God- willing, we will never have to move. New e-mail address is in effect already, though. Could you post this as a message to the Sandstorm, too, so those Bombers who might be interested to have my new address can get it easily? Thanks, -Lynn-Marie Hatcher Peashka ('68) ~ Somewhere between Spokane, WA and 16 miles east of Lewiston, ID *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/13/05 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers, 1 Spouse sent stuff, and 1 Bomber Woulda Been funeral notice today: Millie Finch ('54), Terri Royce ('56), Spouse of Diana Bell ('62), Gary Behymer ('64), BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lorin St. John ('55) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Glen Rose ('58) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Terry Klute ('63) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Millie Finch Gregg ('54) Re: Girls of '54 Don't forget this Fri - time for our lunch at Granny's. Hope to see a few new faces this time maybe!!! Also Happy Birthday Larry - finally you are as old as us! But, you are still the baby. Thanks Marguerite for the kind words. Yes, we are getting excited about our party. Later, -Millie Finch Gregg ('54) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Terri Royce Weiner ('56) To: Ed Wood ('62) OK, Ed, I've been sitting on your question for awhile and shifting around uncomfortably in my rigid position. So here goes. While you were CEO of a company, I was in the worst-offending field for English: Advertising -- at one time, owning a small agency. I wrote 30 years worth of newspaper, billboard, magazine ads and radio/TV commercials. In my mind, they had to be correct English and, when I was copy chief (over 5 writers) for a Florida department store chain, I had to make my case again and again -- not winning many friends among the troops. However, here are today's thoughts. English, of course, has always evolved -- note two words becoming hyphenated, then run together as one word. I think two things are happening with the instances we've mentioned (possessive its, the subject "lies" down, and my young husband's (a senior Boeing Engineer) favorite, that Boeing can not get right: principal & principle. We are subjected to the correct usage in school, but then go home to families and peers who take the "lazy" route that eventually sounds correct. I think "Lie - Lay" is the worst example of this, and "Me - I" right up there. To the general population, the sentence "I am going to lay down now" sounds correct because everyone they know says it. They surely were taught (not necessarily learned) that you "lie" down and you "lay" the paper down -- the whole subject/object thing. So, because it sounds right, it just keeps building speed and more people slip into it easily. Now, along comes e-mail. And, yes, I agree with you that communication is the key. Let's just get it done quickly and, I think, everyone skips over proof-reading, or trying to "be correct" (except some of us, of course). My elder daughter has a PhD from Columbia and I had the nerve to tease her about an e-mail -- never again! That's just the way it is, and now text messaging is fueling the fire. That's OK. What does bother me a bit, though is the education system. I volunteer teaching math and creative writing to third graders in South Seattle. The teacher and I correct and explain "why" with any spelling mistake. But I've heard of many teachers who just want the kids to spew away and not worry about it. They don't want to hamper the creativity. I can understand that -- it's like making someone color in the lines instead of freely drawing. But I can't see that it hurts to teach grammar and punctuation during the writing assignments and pointing out mistakes immediately afterward. I don't really know. Maybe that's happening anyway. I just know there was a time when teachers let it go and, of course, computers with spell-check further complicated things. My husband's problem at Boeing is exacerbated by spell check. I think we all learned "The principal is your "pal" in school. The problem, in my estimation, happened when people thought that's the only time to use it -- a school principal. You were a principal in your company -- I was it mine. My first idea is my principal idea -- but I do have my principles. So there you go, Ed, you asked me. I totally agree with you about e-mail being free from grammar/spelling worries. But it's wonderful to read someone's entry when proper English comes so naturally to him or her. Thanks for asking what I thought! -Terri Royce Weiner ('56) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Mark Pratt, Spouse of Diana Bell Nelson-Pratt ('62) My wife was listed as lost in the latest edition of the Alumni Sandstorm. I don't know how she could be lost, she has lived here for 60 years! -Mark Pratt, Spouse of Diana Bell Nelson-Pratt ('62) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Gary Behymer ('64) Re: Dr. John Gill, MD A web site with Class of 1964 member Dr. John Gill, MD (John was born in Colfax, WA) http://www.triplechealthcare.com/vrt/staff.htm Score 10 points if you can name another Class of 1964 Doctor who was born in Colfax (;-) -Gary Behymer ('64) ~ Colfax, WA ******************************************************* ******************************************************* ******************************************************* Funeral Notice scanned from the TCHerald by Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) >>Cheryl Deery Mitchell ('66WB) ~ 3/13/47 - 7/10/05 FuneralNotices.tripod.com/ *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/14/05 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers sent stuff: Carol Black ('48), Betty Hiser ('49) Dick Avedovech ('56), Jan Bollinger ('60) Gary Behymer ('64), Linda Reining ('64) Mark Van Tuyl ('73) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Thora Metcalf ('59) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Carol Black Foster ('48) Re: English To: Terri Royce Weiner ('56) Thank you, Terri, for your entry about English usage. I am relieved to know that I am not the only one who proofreads everything. My mother was an English teacher and corrected my grammar (much to my disgust) from the time I was born, I think!! Anyway, it resulted in my preoccupation with the English language usage. It certainly is true that common incorrect usage is confusing and makes me need to ask my mother, Leola Black (RIP), to ask what is correct. So I just wing it and hope it is not too obvious if I screw up. ha. -Carol Black Foster ('48) ~ Bellevue, WA ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [I had Mrs. Black for English at Carmichael. -Maren] ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Betty Hiser Gulley ('49) Terry Royce Weiner ('56) - I hope you don't read my entries. I have been deaf or hard of hearing my entire life and missed out on a lot of learning (I was 194 out 216 graduates - graduated with a C- average - which I thought was marvelous). I mostly got my point across - even though some people were confused at what I said when I was younger. I did manage a successful career as a secretary for 40 years - so I could not have been too ignorant or stupid. Most of my relatives live in the south, and while not ignorant, they have some funny "sayins" and I love them - funny "sayins" and all. You can't judge a book by its cover. Was your dad an engineer that worked out in the area? That was such an unusual last name. -Betty Hiser Gulley '49 - south/government Richland... getting hotter. My friend from England said: "What do you expect - the boat races will be there in a couple of weeks?" 'Nuff Said ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Dick Avedovech ('56) To: Terri Royce Weiner ('56) and those who love good grammer First, I'd like to state for the record that sticking to detail has merit, whether it is with grammer, spelling, or anything else. For example, when I took a one-year zoology course at Portland State University years ago, we were required to make detailed and scaled drawings of protozoans, cells, animal sections, etc. from microscopic slides. We had to use a certain type pencil and all shading was done by stippling (sp.?). What a pain in the _______! However, we learned the detail of these creatures and cells. To this day I remember life cycles and the detail of many of those members of the animal kingdom. What fun it is to spend time with my children and grandchildren looking at the marine life in tide pools and on the rocks! It is wonderful to see their curiosity sparkle as we talk about how these animals live and survive in this type environment - thanks to the detail forced upon me in that, and other classes. Second, I believe that the English classes we lived through during the '40s and '50s were excellent compared to what my children get today. The grammatical rules of English and the detail of spelling are basically missing. Every time my youngest daughter, a senior in high school, does a paper, she has me go over it for grammer, punctuation and spelling. You're right, spell-checks don't do it! I'm certainly not perfect in those areas, but I remember and use many of those basic rules today and I can spell fairly well too. Just think Terri, you can say "I always wanted to be an English teacher, and now I are one!" -Dick Avedovech ('56) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jan Bollinger Persons ('60) Just want to say thanks to Bombers for all the birthday wishes and also to Marge Qualheim Haggard ('60) and Dan ('57) for joining us for a birthday dinner at Shogun's. Their six-foot-one grandson Danny came along, which was a reminder of how "mature" we really are! We were younger than the grandson (14) when we first met in Richland half a century ago! While that makes me feel pretty ancient, it also reminds me how lucky we are to have such great long-time friends to share memories with. (Note to all you grammarians: I subscribe to the Churchill philosophy about ending a sentence with a preposition--"up with which I will not put," etc.) Re: Backyard Circus To: Judy Willox ('61) Ah, yes, the backyard circus! In our ranch house neighborhood, the best summertime events usually incorporated some use of the sturdy back yard clothesline. Half the fun of "sleeping out" was constructing a tent of old sheets and blankets on the clothesline. We usually did that first, then sought permission from all of our parents. (If we thought our prospects for approval were dim, we'd stage a loud prayer session on our knees, within parental hearing, piously calling on the Almighty to intercede in our behalf.) The parents who saw no tent in their backyard were much more likely to approve the activity, and it helped if the host family's dad was working the graveyard shift that night. For the circus, we would hang the same sheets and blankets for a staging area, and as designated seating on the lawn for the audience. There is only one performance that I recall vividly, probably because it had lasting repercussions. All the neighborhood girls had batons and someone came up with the idea that we would call two dads from the audience to hold either end of a baton and one of us would then attempt the daring fete of hanging by our knees from the baton. I was either appointed or volunteered for this act and we rehearsed it using my baton. When my big moment arrived, however, the ring master picked up a different, lighter-weight baton for the two dads to hold. I no sooner got upside down on the baton when it bent and creased in the middle! My humiliation was compounded by the wailing of the owner of the ruined baton. That baton was mourned by its owner--Shirlane ('58) or Arlane ('61) Collins--for the rest of the summer, and no doubt gained a few concessions from me in later disputes. But, hey, it was worth it to my 8-year-old self for a moment in the spotlight! -Jan Bollinger Persons ('60) ~ Spokane, where the tomatoes are ripening and we're looking forward to another [Spokane] Bomber lunch on Sunday. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Gary Behymer ('64) Re: JJ Newberrys Postcard... -Gary Behymer ('64) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Linda Reining ('64) A BIG thank you to those Bombers who personally wrote regarding Graves Disease... am VERY happy to report that my daughter does not have a tumor or any other serious malady behind her eye or associated with her eye... her doctor has suggested that she try anti-inflammatories and eye drops that will "coat" her eye and help with the pain and dryness. Again, a BIG thank you... knew I could count on Bombers to come through with excellent advice and suggestions. -Linda Reining ('64) ~ triple digits in Bakersfield, CA... and 47% humidity... know that doesn't seem like a lot, but it is for here! ******************************************************* ******************************************************* From the new ALL Bomber Alumni GuestBook: >>From: Mark Van Tuyl ('73) COMMENTS: Haven't been back to Richland since 1976. Things sure seem to have changed. -Mark Van Tuyl ('73) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/15/05 Dateline: Gretna, LA ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Terri Royce ('56), Mike Brady ('61) Barbara Sharp ('61 & '62), Mike Perkins ('67) Dan Morgan ('83) BOMBER BIRTHDAYS Today: Twins: Judie and Jackie Cole ('63) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Terri Royce Weiner ('56) To: Dick Avedovech ('56) Hi Dick -- thanks for chiming in! Education in English WAS better then. The generation that came after us has produced these dear little kids I tutor -- so what I'm teaching sounds alien when they hit home. They just don't get it. At least the math seems to stick. I love to see the eyes light up when they grasp a concept. Remember -- I'm tutoring in South Seattle where, for four years, the 3rd grade class I work with has never had a Caucasian child. But, oh, the mixture is wonderful! Every shade and culture imaginable. At the beginning of every year, I tell them I have no grandchildren (3 kids in their 40s for gawds sake) and that they can be my grandchildren. I get nothing but hugs when I walk into that classroom, then the teacher sends 1-4 kids with me to work in a conference room down the hall. Now, my 45-year old daughter Stephanie and her husband have adopted a Guatemalan baby girl and pick her up in early October. I have photos on my refrigerator (they get them every 2 weeks) just like every other grandma! To: Betty Hiser Gulley ('49) Hi Betty -- Of course, I don't go around looking for "errors," I just enjoy seeing word usages that have slipped used "properly." Now -- about my dad -- yes he was an engineer at the project. Did you know him? He retired out of San Jose many years ago and moved with my mother to the Tampa Bay Area where I was living and had raised my three kids. After he retired from GE at San Jose, he consulted to several companies -- one located in Bellevue, WA. When Dad was about 79 or 80, he really needed to get out of the house (you had to know my mother), and worked for a boat-building company in Tampa. The guys (they were all young, long-haired, bare-chested) never knew his age and called him "Mr. Bill." Every day, he would drive close to 20 miles to manage the company's office and eat lunch with the boys at a picnic table on the water. I would often meet him for lunch, as my office was in Tampa. Always the quiet one, Dad kept symptoms of colon cancer to himself. When the doctors operated, they just closed him up again, because it had already spread to his liver. He never told my mother how serious it was, and pretty much took care of her until he died suddenly from a stroke when he was 84. Here's to Bill Royce -- some whiskey on the rocks and a pipe in his hand. -Terri Royce Weiner ('56) ~ In wonderfully sunny Seattle where my 3 dogs now need a long walk. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Mike Brady ('61) Betty Hiser Gulley's ('49) entry in yesterday's Sandstorm regarding high school grade point averages reminded me that a high GPA is not always a gauge of success in later life. I often joke (to my friends) about ending up 450th in a class of 451. I regret I didn't work harder in high school. I would have loved to have attended a Stanford or a Berkeley out of high school. Instead, I went into the Navy for 3 years, 10 months, 13 days, 12 hours, ... etc., etc., and later worked my way through college as a family man. While that's not a bad thing, I missed out on many college-related activities. Now I'm retired, collecting Social Security, back in college, and taking full advantage of school opportunities. On August 24, twenty-two students and staff including the College President will be leaving for a two week trip to Peru. While we are there, we will be hiking to Machu Picchu and working in an orphanage. I would love to hear from any of you who have been to Peru to provide me with some "must see/do" activities. -Mike Brady ('61) P.S. I've always wondered who #451 is. He/she was probably one of the friends I ran around with and is now a Rocket Scientist! Fess up if you're the one! ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Barbara Sharp Porter ('61 & '62) Hi to Jeff DeMeyer ('62) Thanks, Jeff, for sending me the information on Club 40. Don't get to Richland from Oklahoma very often, and usually not during any reunions, but thanks for thinking of me anyway. Have a nice summer and fun time at next reunion. Also,thanks to everyone who sent information on contacting Bill Dunton, retired Carmichael teacher... I did send my message. -Barbara Sharp Porter ('61 & '62) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Mike Perkins ('67) Re: English For the last word on the topic see "Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation", by Lynne Truss. If you don't feel like buying the book, try the game - http://eatsshootsandleaves.com/ESLquiz.html I think this book would earn the Julia Davis Seal of Approval. -Mike Perkins ('67) - 122F predicted for today. Fortunately, only 12% humidity in beautiful, downtown Kuwait City. PS: Be gentle. I'm only half way through the book. Still cramming for the mid-term. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Dan Morgan ('83) Re: Picnics - Class of 83, Drama, and Thank Yous Hi! My class of '83 has begun asking for class events like lunches and other get-togethers. Many are still in the Tri-Cities, and in the NorthWest area. To get the ball rolling this year we have a picnic on July 24. Information can be found at http://www.83bombers.com The mini-drama reunion for Fall '79 thru Spring '85 ('80-'85) that I was asked to start is also set for July 24 - at the same location - as we have reserved a large site at Columbia Park that can accommodate three groups at one large bring-your-own-picnic. The drama reunion is for drama and stagecraft classes, drama club, cast and crews and musicians for plays and musicals, and the teachers. Updated info can be found at http://www.ScreamingAlarmClock.com This is the busiest Summer I have had in some time. Thank you for helping us to find more friends for the picnic where this all began starting back in 2003 (a picnic that Melanie Orgill ('83) asked me to start). We have found a great many people from '80 to '89 that we all have been looking for, and many are back in touch and getting caught up on what has happened over the years. I have been blessed myself with finding a lost friend that had become something of a twin over the 20 years we'd lost touch, with our discovering similar education and interests and a shared quirky humor. That kind of discovery makes getting back in touch even more fun. People have thanked me for coordinating our yearly picnic, but the original idea belongs to Melanie Orgill Meinhardt ('83) for asking me to coordinate our yearly picnic back in 2003. Her idea is still reaping benefits and blessings for lots of folks we knew back then who are getting back in touch with friends from RHS. Catch you later! -Dan Morgan ('83 webmaster) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/16/05 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers sent stuff: Betty Hiser ('49), Richard Roberts ('49) Dick Pierard ('52), Grover Shegrud ('56) Anthony Tellier ('57), Ed Wood ('62) Brad Upton ('74) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Barbara Isackson ('58) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Margo Compton ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Scott Hartcorn ('67) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Betty Hiser Gulley ('49) To: Terri Royce Weiner ('56) - Yes - I knew your dad but I never worked for him. I was working in B Area at the time and he always had his pipe. I just thought the last name Royce was something I had never seen before. I know you were not pen pointing anyone specific. It is just that most people think, because of your deafness or being hard of hearing, that you are DEAF AND DUMB. I knew I was not dumb - just having problems learning. I worked for several PhDs who helped me a lot with my English. I worked as a Word Processing Technician and was typing a design change for an engineer - I was in my 50s and he was a snot nosed college graduate - probably about 25. Naturally he wanted the design change yesterday. I called him down, brought in a chair, and proceeded to ask him questions. He did not know capitalization, punctuation, spelling, grammar, etc. Normally I could have typed that design change in 1 to 2 days and it took me a week. His boss called and wanted to know why it wasn't finished. My boss asked me and I told her to look at that report - she went back to his boss and told him that was the worst piece of information that our group had ever received. They needed the design change because they were going to make some changes to N Reactor during the summer outage. I told him I did not understand a thing in that report. He was shocked. He said, "Well, if you can't understand it then the guys working on the change will not be able to either." I told him that I could not believe anyone who had gone to college did not know common ordinary things that people usually learn in grade school. He told me that writing was not important to him. An engineer? -Betty Hiser Gulley '49er - south/government Richland - will get warm today (98). Beautiful outside though. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Richard "Dick" Roberts ('49) To: Anyone with information. I am looking for an email address or phone number for Kay Connolly ('47). I read somewhere that he now lives in Tucson, AZ. He was a WSC fraternity brother of mine, Delta Chi, and I guess we haven't seen each other since he graduated in '52 or '53. Carol Tyner ('52) and I are planning an RV trip to AZ sometime after Thanksgiving and I would be delighted to catch up with this real gentle man. Kay had one of the most pleasant, easy going personalities I have ever experienced. I'm sure his career was in a position where he exercised his quality human relations skills. I wonder? -Richard "Dick" Roberts ('49) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Dick Pierard ('52) I was reading the USA Today in a motel room yesterday (July 14) and there was an article by my classmate, Orrin Pilkey ('52) on the op ed page on the problems of beach erosion. If you haven't seen it, you should take a look at it, as it is very informative. We had a nice conversation about his work in that field at our big class reunion three years ago. He is now in North Carolina. -Dick Pierard ('52) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Grover Shegrud ('56) To: Mike Brady ('61) I was number 451 in class of 1956 not 1961, in order any way (Mr. Morris didn't sign me off until a few hours before graduation). But grade wise 451 would have been close anyway. I too am back in college looking for a new career. No, this 451 is no rocket scientist. -Grover Shegrud ('56) ~ Just a young college student at Edmonds Community College in Lynnwood, Washington. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* From the new ALL Bomber Alumni GuestBook: >>From: Anthony Tellier ('57) COMMENTS: San Felipe, Baja CA, MX http://www.elchineroconcepts.com/JVL%20PAGE.htm -Anthony Tellier ('57) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Ed Wood ('62) Re: Peru To: Mike Brady ('61) Time, maturity and motivation can make a difference in grades - but it also takes hard work. Like you, I was at the bottom of my class scholastically in my undergraduate years at Harvey Mudd College, but was able to double my GPA in grad school many years later. Two weeks in Peru is a wonderful start, especially if you spend most of it in the countryside, rather than spending too much time in Lima. As you go to Machu Picchu you'll naturally spend a bit of time in Cuzco and the Valle Sagrado that help tie the whole Inca picture together in your mind. Four extensions from there are wonderful if you have the time: Aerequipa is a colonial city, much newer than the ancient city of Cuzco. But it's worth visiting, especially the Monasteria de Santa Catalina, built in 1580 to educate the daughters of the best Spanish families who settled there. The Monastery is still operated as such, but 1/2 of it is open for visitors who will see one of the most beautiful specimens of colonial architecture, landscaping and color imaginable. The Monastery became a bit of a country club, not quite fitting in with Rome's ideas of how such things should be run. The Pope sent a Dominican nun to straighten things out three hundred years later, which caused a decay in much of the infrastructure. This began to be repaired 35 years ago when they opened up part of the facility to tourism. Beware, Arequipa typically has three earthquake tremors a day on the average. Most of them are slight, but some can be pretty serious. Valle de Colca is s long bus ride from Arequipa, going over a 15,000 foot pass to the village of Chivay. From there you'll go off to the canyons to see the condors, living in the sides of the canyon cliffs. These birds are so large, with a 9 to 12 foot wing span, that the only way they can take off is by jumping out of the nest, 3,500 feet from the canyon floor, and gathering up wind speed to sail off. They're exceptionally graceful in flight and if you're fortunate, can come remarkably close to you. Lake Titicaca is quite a ways from Cuzco, but well worth it if you have time. The lake is huge, making it the highest navigable lake in the world, 3,300 square miles at an elevation of 12,400 feet. There or people living on more than twenty floating islands built of reeds living on the lake. This form of lifestyle was created by the Uros, an extinct band of indigenous, people and is now carried on by the Aymara race that also live on the lake's shore. And finally, I'd recommend going to Nazca and taking a flight aboard a Cessna to see the famous Nazca lines. These are huge drawings on the desert sand, mostly of animals and birds, that can only be seen in an airplane. The drawings were formed years ago by the locals simply disturbing the desert soil with a stick. They've lasted this long because the area only receives 2 mm of moisture a year - far too little to repair the damage done to the soil over 700 years ago. Unfortunately, there is now additional damage being done with jeeps, so the images which have lasted for centuries may not last much longer unless the Peruvians are able to contain the destruction. Have a great trip! -Ed Wood ('62) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Brad Upton ('74) To: Mike Davis ('74) Whats u think 'bout all this good english talk & usage? -Brad Upton ('74) PS. I'll be performing at Giggles in Seattle on July 22-23 and the Bite of Seattle on July 23 and 24. Check your local listings. *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/17/05 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Lorraine Powell ('52WB), Lora Homme ('60) Leoma Coles ('63), Nancy Mallory ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Denny Lytle ('66) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Lorraine Powell Earp-Tanner ('52WB) Re: Theft from Richland high school I was just wondering if anyone had read the article from the Tri-City Herald.. "One-of-a-kind World War II artifacts from the Day's Pay B-17 bomber were stolen from Richland High School, the weekend of 9-10 of July, 2005. There was quite a discussion on "Day's Pay" a year or so ago in the Alumni Sandstorm. I expected to see some comment on the article. But so far nothing. Has anyone heard if the flight jacket and goggles have been returned or found? That's so sad that someone would steal something with so many memories attached to it.. -Lorraine Powell Earp-Tanner ('52WB) ~ from hot, hot Modesto, CA ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Lora Homme Page ('60) To: Ed Wood ('62) Re: Mountain climbing condors Ed, if the only way condors "can take off is by jumping out of the nest, 3,500 feet from the canyon floor, and gathering up wind speed to sail off," how do they get home? -Lora Homme Page ('60) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Leoma Coles ('63) Happy Birthdays to Judie and Jackie Cole [715]... I always remember we were usually seated next to one another in school, with my last name Coles. Have you young ladies been to any class reunions? I wish I could make it to more of them, but with working full time (48-50 hours a week) and being a grandmother with a 2 1/2 year old around all the time, it's been difficult to get up to Richland that often. I am planning on coming up with my granddaughter next week-end, the 23rd and 24th to celebrate my ex-mother-in-law's 88th birthday!! She is still running around, works as a food demo person and goes dancing and likes the casinos. She's such a kick and treats me as her real daughter! Well, it's late and I must get up early for work in the AM, so I hope everyone's enjoying the sunny weather. It's supposed to be 94 here in Salem, OR by Sunday... now, that's getting up there! Take care all, -Leoma Coles ('63) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Nancy Mallory Johnson ('64) To: Betty Hiser Gulley ('49) My husband was an engineer for the Core of Engineers. He said many times that newer engineers didn't know how to write. My observation is that they spend a MAJOR portion of their time writing. (how else are they going to pass on all that they have discovered or researched?). I know at the Core they spent some of their time reviewing each others reports before they were published. All this was years ago (my husband passed away over 11 years ago), so don't know if the situation has changed. Why don't they have engineering students take a specialized course on report writing?! -Nancy Mallory Johnson ('64) ~ Been having a lot of rain here in western TN (guess what that does to the humidity level?) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/18/05 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 8 Bombers sent stuff: Betty Hiser ('49), Lola Heidlebaugh ('60) Richard Anderson ('60), Ed Wood ('62) Mike Hogan ('70) and Lori Simpson ('70) Mike Davis ('74), Shannon Weil ('82) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Betty Hiser Gulley ('49) To: Lorraine ('52WB): I was so angry when I heard about the theft that I was afraid I would go off the deep end writing about it. I haven't seen anything in the newspaper or TV in the day or two. The Richland Police have contacted eBay to let them know if it appears for sale that the jacket has been stolen. SAD!!! I graduated way before Judie and Jackie Cole ('63) but I remember when they were small being young cheerleaders. Nancy Mallory Johnson ('64): I thought such things as grammar, spelling, capitalization, punctuation, etc. were taught in grade school. As I've said before, I did not have a college education but I learned as I went along - took classes if the company paid for them, constantly reading, talking with people, etc. Having been born in southwestern Ohio I can relate to the humidity. It felt like the pressure was about to press your chest and you could hardly breathe. Especially if it was going to rain in the next 12 hours. -Betty Hiser Gulley '49er - south/government Richland - supposed to get 101 tomorrow. Our first 100 day was Friday. Beautiful outside - very slight breeze blowing. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Lola Heidlebaugh Bowen ('60) Re: 2005 Portland/Vancouver Bomber Picnic DATE: Saturday - August 13, 2005 TIME: 11:00 - we'll start cooking about 12:00 noon WHERE: Battle Ground Lake State Park http://www.bgwa.com/battle_ground_lake.htm (Note: $5 parking fee per car DIRECTIONS: I-5 southbound: Take exit #14 I-5 northbound: Take exit #9 follow signs to city of Battle Ground. Drive to east end of town. Turn left on Grace Ave. (in front of Foodliner Grocery), and follow signs to park, approx. 3 miles from city of Battle Ground FOOD: Please bring a side dish - hamburgers, hot dogs, beverages & paper goods will be provided. RSVP: Lola - LoBow31837@aol.com so we know how many to plan for. Please mention "Bomber Picnic" in your subject line Bring your annuals and your memories. All Bombers, Spouses & Friends are welcome! See you August 13! -Lola Heidlebaugh Bowen ('60) ~ ALWAYS A BOMBER ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Richard Anderson ('60) Re: Language Years ago I saved a Calvin & Hobbes cartoon that is an appropriate addition to our discussion of American English: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Calvin and Hobbes Bill Watterson Calvin: I like to verb words. Hobbes: What? C: I take nouns and adjectives and use them as verbs. Remember when "access" was a thing? Now it's something you DO. It got verbed. Verbing weirds language. H: Maybe we can eventually make language a complete impediment to understanding. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Re: Beach Repair And, many (even many-er!) years ago I saved the following New Yorker editorial -- this is probably from the 1970's (like an idiot I didn't write down so much as the year on the clipping) and was almost certainly written by EB White: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The New Yorker The Talk Of The Town Notes and Comment A young friend writes: Usually, I don't go around picking out one word or phrase or single phenomenon and finding in it evidence that our whole civilization is collapsing, but what else are you supposed to do with a concept like Beach Repair? Beach Repair is an idea that has been mentioned in several recent news stories about owners of Atlantic oceanfront property and town leaders in resort communities who have found after this winter's storms that the ocean has moved their beaches to places they hadn't counted on at all. Federal funds are also sometimes mentioned in connection with the concept of Beach Repair. I can give you a clear physical description of the concept of Beach Repair: about five-four, one thirty-seven, wearing a dirty orange down jacket, and carrying enough bogus-idea gelignite strapped to its chest to fuse the rational grids of millions of people. Beach Repair tries to get past my tight security systems by using the same gate where lots of similar-appearing concepts -- Swamp Drainage, Stream Channelization, Flood Control, Harbor Dredging -- come and go so frequently that I never even spot-check them. Look at that eyes-averted, matter-of-fact- seeming Beach Repair trying to sneak through! Listen to all the alarm bells sound at once! The truth is, the concept of Beach Repair has nothing whatever in common with the concept of Stream Channelization -- they've never even met. The truth is, the concept of Beach Repair has lunch (I know I'm stringing the metaphor out, but this is fun for me) with the concept of Wind Repair. The concept of Beach Repair is close friends with the concept of Magnetic Pole Repair. The concepts of Equator Maintenance and Continental Drift Prevention are both listed in Beach Repair's personal Rolodex. THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS BEACH REPAIR! You can repair a watch, a television set, or a recreational-vehicle awning, but you cannot repair a beach. There is never any point at which you can look at a beach and say, "That beach is broken. It should be repaired." Of course, I know what people mean when they talk about beach repair, and about federal funds for beach repair. They mean that their property and livelihoods have been damaged by a natural disaster, and they, as taxpayers, think that the government should help them undo that damage. I have no quarrel with that. But I think it is important to keep in mind at all times that shovelling sand out of living rooms, extending seawalls, building jetties are really nothing more than suggestions to an ocean that is notoriously indifferent to suggestion, outpolling, as it does, the land on this planet by more than two to one. The beach is still the ocean's to do with what it wants. A beach is not something that you have to bother about fixing, in the long run, because even if the ocean is covered with oil or fouled with wastes or blasted every which way by atom bombs, it is still going to be the boss in the department of moving sand around for a really, really long time. The concept of Beach Repair reminds me of the Persian King Xerxes, who became so enraged after a storm destroyed his great bridge from Asia to Europe that he ordered his men to take rods and flog the Hellespont. I think the concept of Beach Repair is similar to that, except that actually flogging the Hellespont is somehow cuter. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ -Richard Anderson ('60) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Ed Wood ('62) Re: Condors To: Lora Homme Page ('60). Maybe they only take one way trips? Our tour guide didn't cover that important detail, but I suspect there was a bit of exaggeration going on, They most likely simply find it easier to launch that way. Is there a condor expert out there? -Ed Wood ('62) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Mike Hogan ('70) and Lori Simpson Hogan ('70) Re: theft of Bomber flight jacket and goggles As of last night none of the items have been returned. The feelings are, they are gone! Yes it is a sad situation, as these items mean absolutely nothing to the taker, other than possible $$$. Re: '70 reunion By the way thanks Maren for advertising our 35th reunion on the Sandstorm. We had about 25 classmates show up last night. All had a good time, wish more of the local alum would have ventured out, though! -Lori Simpson Hogan and Mike Hogan ('70) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Mike Davis ('74) I was thinking about going down to the Towne Crier last night to see some of the elderly Class of 70, but when I heard that Franco was in town and threatening to pull out the old leopard thong and start in on the "Franco Disco" on top of the tables, I had to reconsider. I knew this crowd wasn't for me when I pulled up front and saw all the handicap spots maxed out and about a dozen walkers locked up at the bike rack and the sign on the front door that said, "Check your teeth here." Way to crazy for me!!!! I also heard there was to be a mud wrestling tournament featuring Mike "Hulk" Hogan and any of the females thinking they are man enough to take the big man down! I hope you all enjoy the show! Maybe next year. -Mike Davis ('74) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Shannon Weil Lamarche ('82) To: Nancy Mallory Johnson ('64) Re: Engineers and Writing Classes When I was an engineering student at WSU in the early '80s, we DID take writing classes, although not many. English 101, of course, was a GUR for everyone. Then in Junior year we had to take Technical Writing to learn how to properly write technical reports. I know some of my classmates went into engineering because they had more of an aptitude in math and science than in language arts (including me), but I also know that many of them did not have as wonderful a high school grammar teacher as I (Mrs. Marcia Clement!). Shannon Weil Lamarche ('82) - from hot, hazy, sticky, humid Overland Park, KS *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/19/05 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff: Patsy McGregor ('54WB), Mike Clowes ('54) Larry Mattingly ('60), Jack Gardiner ('61) Annette Hall ('62), Patty Lauby ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Karla Snyder ('69) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Patsy McGregor Boyd ('54WB) To: Betty Hiser Gulley ('49) Hi: Jerry Boyd ('52) and I read your input to the Sandstorm every day and you do a great job. We (Jerry and I) have moved back to the NW and are now living in Yakima and hope to do some of the Richland things again! -Patsy McGregor Boyd ('54WB) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) Re: From the Box Office is Open Dept Once again I will be trodding the boards in Corvallis Community Theatre's production of "Camping with Henry and Tom". Show dates are August 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20 and 21, 2005. The matinees are on the 14th and 21st (curtain time 2:30 PM). The curtain goes up for all other performances at 8:00 PM. Tickets are available by calling 541-738-SHOW or going on line at: http://www.corvalliscommunitytheatre.org You could also take a chance on tickets at the door. Despite some language and adult content, the play is suitable for all. Hope to see some of you there. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) ~ in the warm Willamette Valley ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Larry Mattingly ('60) Re: How do Condors get back up? I am a long ways from being a Condor expert, but I suspect they use the rising heat thermals to carry them up. That is how glider airplanes do it. I have been in that area and the thermals are so bad in the afternoon that you can't take a picture of anything more then a couple of hundred feet away. The thermals blur the object. We did see what we thought was a Condor circling miles away but it was little better then a speck and none of the three of us had a telephoto lens. Went to the Tri-Cities and back Saturday to attend a funeral for the 19 year old daughter of one of our pyrotechnicians, who lives in Finley. 548 miles makes a long day. Thanks to a Bomber Alum friend who loaned me a spare bed in her basement for an afternoon power-nap. I stopped by the Dust Devils ball park to visit another of our pyros who was doing a small display that night. All was fine so I motored toward home and didn't stay for the show. Needed to be home Sunday for work in a yard desperate for attention. As I was going through Richland to connect to the Hanford highway, I thought I saw construction equipment at Christ the King. Curious to know what they are building? "Happiness is the sky in bloom" -J Larry Mattingly ('60) ~ From my office near Olympia where it is 92 outside at 2 PM. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jack Gardiner ('61) Re: Water Follies The 40th Anniversary of the Water Follies and Columbia Cup are at the end of the month. I moved back to Richland last September, and haven't been to them since 1965. I need some suggestions about attending them. Maybe now days its too much of a hassle even going. One side of the river might be better than the other side when attending them. Thanks -Jack Gardiner ('61) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Annette Hall Bundrant ('62) Writing this for Jim Stull ('62). Jim would like to know if he can borrow any annuals from '59 thru '63 for a few days. He does not have computer, so I said I would ask for him. -Annette Hall Bundrant ('62) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Patty Lauby Romero ('69) Greetings from Wyoming, I would like to thank everyone who responded to my request (June) for the pros and cons of life in the Spokane area. We studied everyone's comments and truly appreciate the time you took to write. We had a whirl-wind trip to Spokane in mid-June, doing more house hunting than site seeing. We put an offer on a house in Spokane Valley and will hopefully close the end of this month. We look forward to the time when we can explore the area more closely and experience a variety of recreational opportunities. Having four seasons again will be a real welcoming change from what we've had here for the last 20+ years. Congrats to Lynn-Marie Hatcher Peashka ('68) on passing your exams and becoming certified. I hope you and your husband enjoy your new life in the Lewiston area. Again, thanks to everyone who wrote. -Patty Lauby Romero ('69) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/20/05 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Patti Mathis ('60), Helen Cross ('62), John Adkins ('62) Betti Avant ('69), Steve Wagner ('76) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Geoffrey Rothwell ('71) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Patti Mathis Wheeler ('60) To: Annette Hall Bundrant ('62) Re: Columbians for Jim Stull ('62) I have 1959 and 1960. You are more than welcome to borrow mine... and I live in Richland so easy access. -Patti Mathis Wheeler ('60) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) To: Annette Hall Bundrant ('62) Re: Columbians for Jim Stull ('62) So far the only annual I can lay my hands on is my l960 one. And I started to say I'd bring it out on our trip west, but I just remembered, we are in Memphis, as we finally started out first leg of the trip, heading south, then west to California to see our oldest son at S. Lake Tahoe, then we'll swing up to Washington. It's hot and humid here, just what you'd expect in Memphis, but the air conditioning feels great. and Thank God for fans. -Helen Cross Kirk ('62) ~ our youngest son is watching the house by the little lake and the foster cats in West Harrison, IN ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: John Adkins ('62) Re: class of 65 reunion pictures Attendees of the class of 1965's 40th reunion we really need more of your pictures. If you care to share your picture experience of your class reunion with your classmates - send me your pictures. After I get all the pictures I can, it will take only a few days to put this DVD together and start mailing it. You may order via e-mail and follow up with your check, or order by mail. It's your choice. -John Adkins ('62) ~ Richland ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Betti Avant ('69) Hello to you all out there. I have been in Lacey for almost a week now and finally got my e-mail service up and going today. I had to change my address even though I am with the same company, just upgraded to DSL. I still have numerous boxes to unpack, my movers just came on Monday, so when my new modem came today all else stopped while I got it hooked up. I'll check in again later. -Betti Avant ('69) ~ Lacey, WA ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Steve Wagner ('76) To: Jack Gardiner ('61) Re: water follies Jack, this might be a good blog topic as its hard to get good info on the boat races, it seems. I'm a hydro fan of old going to all of the early races in the late '60s through the '70s. I don't go to them all anymore but I did go to last year's race. Most locals I know think it's a hassle and go out of town. It is very crowded on both sides and I remember burning up a few times. Bring your own shade if going to Pasco side. I like to take Friday off and go that morning as all the boats are showing up and trying to qualify... last year they had an F-18 jet that was impressive, and a mini air show. And Friday the crowd was small and it was easy to find chairs and shade on the Kennewick side. There is a website http://www.hydroracing.com/ that has some info from last year's race. I know this year the Columbia Cup has new management so I'm not sure on what to expect. The water follies web site is http://www.columbiacup.com/ that all the events are listed. I have been away for the last two months in Newport, Oregon on vacation so I don't have a grasp on the heat there but my kids are ready to return in time for the race. Hope this helps some. -Steve Wagner ('76) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/21/05 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers sent stuff: Jan Bollinger ('60) & Gary Persons ('57) Gary Behymer ('64), David Rivers ('65) Vicki Steichen ('67), Betti Avant ('69) Lisa Lysher ('79) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Phil Groff ('58) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jan Bollinger Persons ('60) & Gary Persons ('57) Re: Spokane Bomber Lunch http://nineofhearts.tripod.com/lunch.html We have sometimes wondered if we should take July off of our Bomber lunch schedule, due to vacations, visitors, and other summer time activities; it always turns out, though, that there are plenty of alums available to share lunch and conversation, and last Sunday, there were 15 of us who met at the Cathay Inn in north Spokane. Gloria Falls Evans ('58) and spouse Jim brought the cake for three Bombers to share birthday honors: Gloria, John Bruntlett ('54) and Jan Bollinger Persons ('60). Rick Valentine ('68) showed up with a whole CASE (!) of Jan's favorite salad dressing (raspberry vinaigrette) from the Dollar Store he manages, and a book on Windows XP for Gay Edwards ('64). Mega thanks, Rick! We welcomed Judy Willox ('61) and Nick Nelson ('56) who drove up from Richland, and their friends Don and Jackie Rappe (NAB) from Spokane. Denny McDaniels ('60) and spouse Kathy were there from Medical Lake, John ('54) and sister Jean Bruntlett ('62) came from Cheney, and teacher Vera Edwards from south Spokane. John Bruntlett brought his laptop computer and we were able to view the CD of photos Dan Haggard ('57) took at Vera Edwards' birthday in March. Gary Persons ('57) carefully labeled his take-home box of left- over Combination Noodles, to make sure he got home with the right box this time, but that apparently inspired Nick Nelson to make repeated attempts at stealing the prized noodles. Gary was ever vigilant for the squeak of a Styrofoam box, however, and managed to recover them each time. (We're betting that Nick doesn't even like noodles!) -Jan Bollinger Persons ('60) -Gary Persons ('57) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Gary Behymer ('64) High School Annuals-Yearbooks & the like... Our mementos from high school are treasures... to ourselves & sometimes to others. I am a collector of high school yearbooks. (1935 to 1985) More than 6,500 are stacked in our garage where new shelves await the books placement. (Maybe after harvest?) Discussion of borrowing yearbooks reminds me of photo copying the 1964 Columbian 3 times for Bombers a number of years ago. The disappearance of annuals is created by (1) Divorce (2) Fire (3) Flood (4) Mom throwing it out 35 years later. FYI... The 1959 Columbian sells for $400 to $600 because of two photographs in it.. .a group photo of sophomore Sharon Tate and Larry Coryell + a homecoming princess photo of Sharon Tate. Now you know. -Gary Behymer ('64) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: David Rivers ('65) Re: Pictures class of '65 I know... I mean I KNOW there were alota dang cameras flashing around at the reunion... I saw them... I mean I even gots flash bulbs in my eyes still hurting my eyes to this minute... This is your chance to get those pictures into print big time... do not miss this golden opportunity to blackmail your friends with a permanent record of the event. I didn't bring a camera this time... but I KNOW YOU did... and I have your names and addresses written down and will be mailing them to the Homeland Security Office if you don't get those pictures in right away... For those of you with digital cameras... you just email them to John Adkins ('62) at: ml_adkins@msn.com For those of you who took regular pix... you can get them digitalized at Wally World for very little... Do you have Wally World? If not... someplace close to you can do it... come on guys... We can't let the Class of '63 beat us in class spirit... PLEEEEEEEEEEEZ send yo cash check or money order to Wolfman Jack Hollywood California Baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaby... no wait... that doesn't work... just send the pix to John... For those of you wondering... Terry Davis (Knox) '65 had a wonderful time in Long Beach/San Pedro Harbor shooting an episode of "Wanted"... he called every five minutes to tell me what he had just done... Those fools let him drive a brand new Porsche... that boy can't drive!!!!!!! His "wife" also got her head blown off sitting right next to him... YUK... Send the pictures!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David Rivers ('65) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Vicki Steichen Bricker ('67) Hi, I just wanted to tell all the Bombers that Travis Buck ('02) just made his professional baseball debut in the Tri-Cities on Tuesday night at the Dust Devils Stadium in Pasco. He had a 3 run home run over the center fence and his team won. Many Bombers came out to watch him and enjoy in his success. He has worked very hard these past years starting in the Richland Baseball programs and it has paid off. He hopes to still wear the Green and Gold as he works through the system to some day play for the Oakland A's. -Vicki Steichen Bricker ('67) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Betti Avant ('69) My, the world of computers is simply amazing. I had a note this morning from Shirley New Hagan ('54) who is moving to Eugene. I have really found some interesting people to chat with through the Alumni Sandstorm. By the way, I had an invite to the picnic in Battleground in August. I don't know yet if I will be attending as I will just have started my job and it is a bit of a drive down there. I'll let someone know if I think I can make it. Bomber greetings to everyone. -Betti Avant ('69) ~ Lacey, WA, where it has been "down-right" hot since I have been here ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Lisa Lysher Fuller ('79) Re: Columbia Park Hydroplane Races and Pets It's that time a year again for the Hydroplane races, lots of fun and action but also a miserable time for the pets that join their families at the Columbia Park. I work with a local animal rescue group here in the Tri-Cities called Columbia Animal Rescue Effort (C.A.R.E.). We do not have a shelter so all of our pets are fostered in our own private homes, I am a foster home myself. We are a 501(c)3 all volunteer non-profit organization that relies on public donations and sponsorships to help us with food and medical costs for abandoned or unwanted pets. The past couple of years the Water Follies Committee has requested our services during boat race weekend, they call us the Critter Sitters which we are located by the field of dreams play area at Columbia Park. The committee sets up a fenced area just in case for dogs that are brought to the races mostly by out of town people who can't leave them at home. I just wanted to remind everyone that boat race weekend is not a place to bring your pet and the Water Follies Committee tries to remind the public not to bring them and it is a rule, but alas, some do come thru with families and have to endure the heat while their family is out enjoying the races. Our first year we had as many as 5-7 dogs to baby-sit, mostly puppies, to young to be out in the hot air & heat and should have been home. The next year we were lucky and only had 2-3 dogs to baby-sit, but, one was a very young English bulldog pup and the hot air was almost too much for her and was having troubles breathing. Luckily the owner wasn't gone long and we warned him she was on the verge of having a heat stroke and to get her home, he was a little agitated with us in saying anything, picked up his pup and left, whether he went home we don't know. This year we hope to have none but you never know if a family decides to ignore the rule and bring their pet. We have a very large shaded area with lots of water supply, toys and love to give the pet but prefer there be no pets boat race weekend. We never ask for money to baby-sit we just hope that the family is willing to say thank you and maybe consider donating a dollar or two for our help, if they don't it's ok, at least we were there to help the pet as much as possible. If you happen to be at the boat races this year and are walking down the road by the field of dreams and amphitheater/stage you'll see our banner and kennel area, stop in to say hi or just thank the ladies working there for all the hard work they do rescuing animals. Donations are always welcome but a simple thank you is always great. This is a link to our website incase you want to read more about us: http://www.petfinder.org/shelters/WA161.html Thank you. -Lisa Lysher Fuller ('79) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/22/05 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff, 1 Colt & 1 Bomber funeral notice today: Derrith Persons ('60wb) and Jan Bollinger Persons ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Paula Vinther ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Chuck Crawley ('67) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Derrith Persons Dean ('60wb) Re: '60 in '05 Planning Meeting Please read as the first time I got something wrong!! Oh No!! It should have read . . . . . DATE: Wednesday July 27th TIME: 5 pm we get together and enjoy dinner the meeting starts after dinner at 6:30 pm continues until done. We always have a wonderful time sooo come on... Lets get together!! WHERE: JD Diner, 3790 Van Giesen, West Richland, WA. Please share this with other classmates so they can come and have fun, too! Thanks and we hope to see you there!!! -Derrith Persons Dean ('60wb) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jan Bollinger Persons ('60) Re: 1959 Columbian To: Gary Behymer ('64) I have looked and looked in my '59 Columbian for a photo of Sharon Tate as homecoming princess but cannot find it. The online '59 Columbian that is titled "Homecoming" actually displays a photo of the 1958 Prom royalty. That Columbian has page numbers (unlike some others), so would you please provide a page number for each of the Tate photos you mentioned? Thanks! -Jan Bollinger Persons ('60) ~ Spokane, where day-time temperatures have reached the low 90s, but it still cools off to the 50s at night. I can almost hear the tomatoes on our 28 plants ripening! (We "planted a row" for the food bank.) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* ******************************************************* Funeral Notice scanned from the TCHerald by Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) >>Kay Weir Fishback ('37) ~ 6/22/20 - 7/18/05 >>Christine Ouren Manolopoulos ('68) ~ 8/24/50 - 7/19/05 FuneralNotices.tripod.com/ *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/23/05 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 11 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber funeral notice today: Dave Brusie ('51), Kathy O'Neil ('63) Gary Behymer ('64), Linda Reining ('64) Bill Wingfield ('67), Pam Ehinger ('67) Mike Howell ('68WB), 4 Cole Kids BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Agnes Hughes ('02BBA) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Peggy Adair ('72) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Dave Brusie ('51) To: Baret Ann McIntyre Gibson ('53) & Harold Gibson ('53) Happy Anniversary. I was away from home and didn't find our about your wedding anniversary [50th] until today. Please accept these heart felt congratulations. -Dave Brusie ('51) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Kathy O'Neil Childs ('63) Re: Annuals/Yearbooks To: Gary Behymer ('64) You mentioned that you collect high school yearbooks from the years 1935 to 1985. Do you collect from schools all over the United States? I am sure that I have a couple of extra high school yearbooks from the eighties from the high school where I teach in California. I buy one or two yearbooks each year and now I only want to save one from each of my years of teaching. I would be glad to mail you any extras from those years if you are interested. I have spent the last several weeks packing my two classrooms. We are moving out of our home economics wing while the district remodels. There is so much to pack because I teach child development, careers with children and fashion workshop. I have acquired a few extra yearbooks so that my students can look at fashions through the years. I am now trying to consolidate everything and only keep the essentials. I will be teaching in the older, crowded physics room until my newly remodeled room is ready sometime this winter. -Kathy O'Neil Childs ('63) ~ from sunny Los Altos, CA where I am just beginning a short but wonderful summer vacation ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Gary Behymer ('64) Coach Rex Davis ('49) stopped by the office this afternoon ***** Here's more info on Coach Davis, just in case you don't know him... Stadium Way Tennis Center / Rex Davis Court http://wsucougars.collegesports.com/school-bio/facilities-tennis-center.html -Gary Behymer ('64) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Linda Reining ('64) Just had to do it... said I wasn't going to spend that amount of money for fruit, but just couldn't pass them up... again! Had gone to Sam's Club last week and they had Rainier cherries, but just couldn't justify the price, so didn't buy them. Well, tonight we went to Sam's Club, again, and they not only still had Rainier cherries, but now, they also had Bing cherries! Just had to give in and buy them... price was a bit much, but just had to have some of those Yakima-grown cherries! Paid $7.48 for 2# of Rainier cherries and paid $8.47 for 3# of Bing cherries! Man, are they good!!!! -Linda Reining ('64) ~ we are melting in this blasted Bakersfield, CA heat wave! We have had 15 straight days of 100+ degrees and they claim we are going to stay like this through next week! We are also having high humidity, thanks to Hurricane Emily!!! I am soooo ready for Winter! ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Bill Wingfield (BRC '67) Re: Christine Ouren Manolopoulos ('68-RIP) To: Chris Manolopoulos ('67) Our granddaughter, Kamryn Wilke, just graduated this Spring from Christine's pre-school in your back yard. We were fortunate enough to be in Richland to witness this event. Christine was a Saint. To see how much love she had for those kids was amazing, not to mention how much love the kids showed to her. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. -Bill Wingfield (BRC '67) ~ Augusta, GA ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Pam Ehinger ('67) To: Chuck Crawley ('67) Happy Birthday Chuck [7/22]! Take care and enjoy life to the fullest! -Pam Ehinger (The Blue Ribbon Class of '67) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Mike Howell ('68WB) Re: Christine Ouren Manolopoulos ('68-RIP) I was saddened to say the least to read of Cristy's passing. I didn't even realize she was ill in any way. My thoughts go out to the family. I haven't seen her since I was in school but I do fondly remember her. -Mike Howell ('68WB) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Cole Kids: Barbara ('50) Patti ('52) Karen ('55) & Johnny ('66) "The reason we didn't wish our baby sisters a Happy 60th birthday [7/15], is because all five of us were away on our annual "Get together." This year we were at my son's cabin on Priest Lake, ID. A good time was had by all as usual. Anyway Jackie and Judie, we love you and exclaim over the fact that you are such young looking "Senior citizens!" Love your sisters Barbara ('50) Patti ('52) Karen ('55) and our brother Johnny ('66) that is somewhere out of state. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* ******************************************************* Funeral Notice scanned from the TCHerald by Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) >>Don "Mike" Michael Rotan ('61) ~ 4/29/42 - 6/21/05 FuneralNotices.tripod.com/ *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/24/05 Dateline: Gretna, LA - 85/74% humidity (feels like 94) at 4am!! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Wanda Wittebort ('53) and Betti Avant ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Elva McGhan ('50) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Barb Crawford ('55) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Pete Hollick ('55) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rick Allen ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kathy Hartnett ('69) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Gene Keller ('50) & Pat Badger ('53) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Wanda Wittebort Shukay ('53) Had to step in and comment to Linda Reining's ('64) comment on Bing Cherries. Just bought from CostCo for $7.48 a box. They are really juicy and sweet and brought back a lot of memories. Kathy Jensen Collins is visiting with me here in Woodbridge, VA and I knew she would like them. Cole Twins: A Very Happy Birthday to those lovely girls that I remember from 1951-52. They were so cute when they cheered with us. I loved their sister Patti Cole Pierce ('52). Pat Badger Keller ('53), Stan MacDonald ('53) and I were privileged to cheer our Junior year with her, the twins and Ray Hubbard (hope I got his last name correct). Also, Happy 50th to Harold and Baret Ann McIntyre Gibson, a great couple from Class of '53. -Wanda Wittebort Shukay ('53) ~ LakeRidge, VA where it has been over 90 for 17 days straight. Today you can breathe outside as the weather has broke into the mid-80's for a couple of days. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [My daughter bought a box of Bings at Sam's Club yesterday... she said "You like cherries, don't you, Mom? I'll split the box with you." She's lucky I didn't eat the entire box!!! I always check to see where fruit comes from and these were packed by Stemilt in Wenatchee! I think she was surprised, but I wasn't. -Maren] ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Betti Avant ('69) Re: Rex Davis ('49) What a guy!!!!! All through grade school at Jason Lee he was my PE teacher. It seems he taught tennis lessons in the summertime, too. I believe he left Richland for WASSU the year I "graduated" to Chief Jo. He was always looking for different sports for us to do. Sports and I have had a lifetime to share; either by playing or watching. He is one great guy. -Betti Avant ('69) ~ Lacey, WA, where it has been a bit cooler today *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/25/05 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Jim McKeown ('53), Burt Pierard ('59), Linda Reining ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Deanna Case ('55) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Wayne Campbell ('55) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Pam Buckner ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Betty Noble ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mark McAllister ('74) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jim McKeown ('53) To: Patti Badger Keller ('53) and Gene Keller ('50) Happy anniversary to a great couple. Gene and I played some city league basketball back in the '50s, and Pat was my first love at Carmichael... My how time flies when your having fun... You guys are one year ahead of us. Missed both of you at the class reunion a couple of years ago... hope you make it to the Club 40 this September 9, 10, and 11. -Jim McKeown ('53) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Burt Pierard ('59) Re: Kay Weir Fishback ('37 Colt) (RIP) I can't let Kay's passing last week go unmentioned. Kay was one of the old Richland pioneers (she liked to, appropriately, refer to herself as an "Original Richlander"). She she always felt sadness towards the government seizure of the Weir Family Farm (located near the present Safeway Store location) but she actively worked, politically, to make the new city work. That was where she and my Mom became friends. From an amateur Historian's viewpoint, she was never given proper credit for leading the movement to restore the name of our City Park to Howard Amon Park in 1968. The land had been donated by Howard Amon to the old City of Richland, in the early 1900s, for exclusive use as a city park (or the property would revert to Howard or his heirs). A nice stone arch to commemorate the gift was erected in the NW corner of the park (near where the tennis courts were later built). http://richlandbombers.com/gallery/0000s/Amon.html With the government takeover, the arch was demolished and other than park plans were developed. Howard's heirs stepped in and forced the government to continue its use as a park. The government reluctantly agreed but in spite (my personal opinion), renamed it John Dam Park for another Richland Pioneer and one of the original DuPont commercial contractors (he continued to run his grocery store). Incidentally, John Dam never agreed with that name since "it was always Howard's land." It was renamed Riverside Park in about 1948 and remained that until Kay & her loyal band of pioneers stepped forward in 1968 (as I mentioned). Last September, I was personally saddened that Kay was too ill to accompany her high school sweetheart & husband, Les Fishback ('34 Colt), to the Club 40-sponsored 70th Reunion for the Class of '34. It's a small item, but I hope she derived some pleasure from the corsage that the Club purchased & Les took home to her. Adios to "The old History Nut" (her term, not mine). Bomber Tears, -Burt Pierard ('59) ~ Richland ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Linda Reining ('64) 60 years ago today this birthday girl made her appearance and brightened the lives of those around her! When we met, she was shy, but with my influence, she soon became as rotten as me! We became "bestest" friends; lost touch for a while, but when we reconnected, it was as if there had never been any interruptions or years lost, and, now with email, we talk almost daily! Betty Lou Noble Giedd ('63), this day's for you! I'll catch ya in January! -Linda Reining ('64) ~ Bakersfield, CA - we have had more than 15 days, in a row, of over 100!!!!! I am soooo ready for Winter! *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/26/05 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Marilyn De Vine ('52), Jim McKeown ('53), Leoma Coles ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gloria Falls ('58) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Judy Moyers ('67) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Marilyn De Vine Dow ('52) To: Burt Pierard ('59) Re: Kay Weir Fishback ('37Colt-RIP) Thank you so much for the story about Howard Amon Park and Kays involvement in trying to keep the Government "honest". I met and visited with Kay only a few times and she was a charming lady: a real inspiration and role model for those of us who think we cannot effect change. To: Linda Reining ('64) Hey, it's not that hot up here!!! Come on up and "enjoy the cool"... Best regards to each and all, -Marilyn "Em" De Vine Dow ('52) ~ in lovely Richland, where we have not been troubled by the water shortage that Kennewick is going through. I dont know why, with all that Columbia River water going out to the ocean, Kennewick cant use some of it. Sounds political to me. (?) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jim McKeown ('53) Re: Howard Amon To: Burt Pierard ('59) I was transferred to New York with JC Penneys, back in the late '70s and early '80s. I had a lunch meeting with a group of company lawyers, and one was introduced to me as Howard Amon. After the lunch, I pulled him aside and told him that my home town of Richland had a park with that same name. He told me that the park was named after his, either Grandfather or Great grandfather. Small world. Later we both retired in Sacramento, and we golfed together for a few years before he died of cancer. A great guy, with memories of visiting the Richland area as a kid back in the late '30s and early '40s. -Jim McKeown ('53) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Leoma Coles ('63) Happy Birthday to Betty Noble ('63)... hope to get together again sometime. Just got back tonight from a quick trip to Richland from Salem, OR to celebrate the 88th birthday of my "mom" (actually my ex-mother-in-law). She's always been so close to me and my kids, and has been in Richland over 40 years. Some of you may know her since she's been a food demo person in many stores over the years. She's now working at the Winco in Richland. She's known as Minnie Wilson or Bea Wilson and very talkative and I swear she knows half the people in the Tri-Cities!! LOL My niece, Shae Wilson Langlois, gave the party at her new place in Pasco and about 15 of the nieces and nephews and their kids were all there... it was a great time and I had my 2 1/2 year old granddaughter with me! Sure was hot, and didn't even get a chance to get to the Spudnut shop... oh, well, maybe next time! Would love to get to the Water Follies next year, I just need to find out when it is, so I can plan in advance! Take care all, -Leoma Coles ('63) ~ here in Salem, OR, with a stuffy, warm house to come home to tonight, and drooping flowers! *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/27/05 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers sent stuff: Dick McCoy ('45), Ginger Rose ('55) Lenora Hughes ('55), Mary Judd ('60) Tom Verellen ('60), Gary Behymer ('64) Shirley Collings ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Max Sutton ('57) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ellen Bohringer ('66) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Dick McCoy ('45) Re: Kay Weir Fishback ('37 Colt - RIP) I regret to hear of the passing of Kay Weir Fishback ('37RIP). I knew Kay well, and several of her sisters. I went to high school with her brother, Gordon ('47). Her mother was a wonderful woman, and her father Archibald (Scotty) was a real character. He was a first class tease, and he had a Scottish brogue thick as fudge. He had a twin in Scotland who Gordie said was the same in every way. The Weirs were one of the few families from "old" Richland that stayed on. The Dams and Sirculombs were others. I am afraid that old heritage is about gone now. -Dick McCoy of the tin can class of 1945 ~ From delightful Camano Island, WA ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Ginger Rose Reed ('55) Jerry (Jay) Reed ('55) is presently in the hospital in Spokane, WA, following major surgery. I expect he will be there another week and I'm sure it would cheer him up to hear from Sandstorm friends who remember him. If you wish, you can send email for him to my address here and I will forward it to his home email in Spokane. He doesn't have access to the Sandstorm and I don't think the Sandstorm will print his e-mail address here (right?). Thanks, -Ginger Rose Reed ('55) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Lenora Hughes Bejarano ('55) Re: Las Vegas Bomber luncheon It is almost time for the Las Vegas Bombers to have another luncheon. I hope we see a lot of our Bomber friends there--new faces as well as our regulars. We do have a wonderful time and the "chatter" never stops the whole time that we are together, so if you are living in the area or visiting in the area at that time, please come and join us. WHEN: Saturday, August 6, 2005 TIME: 12:00 noon WHERE: 9820 W. Flamingo, Las Vegas, NV Spouses and friends are more than welcome! The more the merrier!!!!!! For information contact Lenora Bejarano ('55) or Roberta "Robbi" Karcher ('50) -Lenora Hughes Bejarano ('55) ~ From warm and very humid Las Vegas where we are in our monsoon season and I am loving every minute of it!!!! ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Mary Judd Hinz ('60) Re: Bea Wilson To: Leoma Coles ('63) Yes, my husband and I and MOST of the people in the Tri-Cities do know your ex-mother-in-law, Bea Wilson. She can talk your ears off, but she is the sweetest, nicest lady around. We met Bea at the Eagles dances many years ago, and we still see her occasionally. Bea is a quite a dancer, and she's still got the best looking legs around. Give her a hug and warmest wishes from me. I can't believe she's 88 years old. -Mary Judd Hinz ('60) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Tom Verellen ('60) Re: Mt. Rainier Wild flowers are at their peak in the alpine meadows at Paradise. On weekends the parking is full by 9:30. I think the "Dead horse" trail offers the best views. Caution steep trails, high altitude, and bright warm sunshine. I thought it was worth the walk. http://AlumniSandstorm.com/htm2005/Xtra/050727-Verellen-Rainier.jpg Tom Verellen ('60) ~ from near Olympia, WA (it is so UN-macho to be in Lacey) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Gary Behymer ('64) One of our area farmer's grandfather worked in Richland during the '40s, '50s & '60s... Anyone have a Ben Franklin Workman family as neighbors? -Gary Behymer ('64) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) Re: Leoma Coles' question about the Water Follies The Water Follies - better known now as the Arts and Crafts Show at Howard Amon Park (used to be Riverside Park) plus the Hydroplane racing are always the last weekend of July. -Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) ~ Richland *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/28/05 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Mike Brady ('61), Helen Cross ('62) Jeanie Walsh ('63), Kerry A. Steichen ('74) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Laura Dean Kirby('55) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sharon McDermott ('63) BOMBER CALENDAR: Richland Bombers Calendar Click the event you want to know more about. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Mike Brady ('61) Re: Mt. Rainier In preparation for our treck to Machu Picchu next month, a group of us from Lake Washington Technical College hiked to Camp Muir last week. In all the years I have been a resident of Washington, this was the first time I have been up there. We left from school on a Friday afternoon and camped overnight at a student's property about 30 miles from Paradise. Oh, all right, so I slept in the back of my Subaru... with a mattress... and my pillow... plus my comforter and the drapes pulled down! We got up around 6am (middle of the night for me!) Saturday morning, made eggs, bacon and pancakes and off to the mountain. We started climbing at about 5400 feet elevation and went to over 8000 feet. Four people from the group continued for about two and half hours and reached Camp Muir at 10,000 feet. Camp Muir is generally regarded as the start-up point for the serious climbers that climb the entire mountain. Although it was overcast on the way up, it cleared on the way down. I agree with my friend Tom Verellan ('60), the wild life and wild flowers were beautiful. It was such an amazing hike through the fog, over rocks and streams and across glaciers. There were hundreds of hikers, and many had skis and snow boards. They were definitely hard core! We joked about opening a McDonalds or Starbucks franchise on the mountain because there were so many people. But, there were not too many people. The whole atmosphere felt great. What a fantastic weekend. -Mike Brady ('61) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) My sympathy to Kay Weir Fishback's ('37-RIP) family on her passing, especially to her sons, Allan ('61) and Roger ('62), who I remember from growing up at CUP church. Mrs. Fishback was my Sunday School teacher sometimes, and a wonderful woman always. She will be missed. -Helen Cross Kirk ('62) ~ visiting family in beautiful Ojai, CA where there are always sunshine and cool breezes. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jeanie Walsh (Gold Medal Class of '63) Does anyone living in Richland know if Mrs. Fellows, a 7th grade teacher at Chief Jo is still with us? She was my homeroom teacher and she use to live on Simmons [Symons?], I think, in a "B" house. It is a beautiful day in Simi Valley, and Air Force One at the Reagan Library is moving right along.... -Jeanie Walsh (Gold Medal Class of '63) ~ Simi Valley, CA, Home of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Kerry A. Steichen ('74) Re: Flower gardens To: Tom Verellen ('60) My walk is a bit shorter and it gives me the opportunity to care and cut some of the flowers. http://AlumniSandstorm.com/htm2005/Xtra/050728-Steichen-garden.jpg The picture is my front yard where I have doubled my output of dahlias in preparation of my daughter's wedding this fall. But for now I just share them in the neighborhood and at work. -Kerry A. Steichen ('74) ~ Kent, WA *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/29/05 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers sent stuff: Betty Bell ('51), Terri Royce ('56) Derrith Persons ('60WB), Leoma Coles ('63) Deedee Willox ('64), Jim Adair ('66) and Kathie Moore ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Vern L. McGhan ('49) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Tom Hughes ('56) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Betty Bell Norton ('51) To: Jeanie Walsh ('63) If you are speaking about Louise Fellows, she is alive and well and fairly active in the Richland Seniors Association (RSA). Her husband, Argylle (sp?) and my dad, Cecil Bell, were good friends and worked together for many years. Also: The Richland Seniors Association (RSA) is having their Fifth Sunday all-ages dance Sunday July 31st from 1:00 - 4:00 at the Richland Community Center. The Easy Swing Band plays great music for listening/ visiting/dancing. As always tickets are only $4, and pre-packaged finger foods are always welcome. Come and join us! -Betty Bell Norton ('51) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Terri Royce Weiner ('56) To: Jeanie Walsh ('63) You mentioned Mrs. Fellows, which made me remember Mr. Fellows -- I think he was my 6th grade teacher (and, of course, I forget the school's name). He let us listen to the World Series and taught us how to keep score. We also built crystal radios in his class. At recess, he'd wander far off to sneak a cigarette, which we all watched, of course. But, the thing I remember most about him, is how he'd tell jokes to get us laughing -- then immediately stop and we'd be in trouble for still laughing. This memory is probably completely wrong, but that's how I've retained it. I know I went to Sacajawea in the 4th. What would have been the grade school for me when I was living on Gowen across from the river? [How about Jefferson Grade School?. -Maren] I'm amazed at how you all remember this stuff -- and it's in long-term memory which should be a little more accessible to me. Oh well... -Terri Royce Weiner ('56) ~ In beautiful Seattle. The city that captured my heart during the '55 State Basketball Tournament. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Derrith Persons Dean ('60WB) Its that time again!! What? - Lunch - what else?? Who? - Class of '60 When? - Saturday, August 6th!! Time? - 11:30 am Where? - 3 Margaritas 627 Jadwin, Richland Come on. . . . lets talk! Its fun to go places but . . . Its good to be home . . . . . . -Derrith Persons Dean ('60WB) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Leoma Coles ('63) Thanks for the note back from Mary Judd Hinz ('60) about Bea Wilson. I have been over to Richland many times and we have gone dancing together, and she can out-dance even the young ones. She also is a great fan of the casinos, and she had a great visit down here at the Chinook Winds casino at Lincoln City last year. Also, thanks for the information from Shirley about the Arts and Crafts and Hydro races..hope to make it back to Richland next year for that event! Everyone have a great week-end, enjoy the sun and take care, -Leoma Coles ('63) ~ n warm and sunny Salem, OR ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Deedee Willox Loiseau ('64) We just got back from Seattle area. Our granddaughter had a figure skating competition. She did two programs and took the silver medal in both. She just turned eight. We stayed several days and had a great time with her and her brother. Grandkids are sooooo special! Jean Armstrong Reynolds ('64) is in town (she lives in Phoenix area). She, Mary Massey Horsey ('64), and I have been getting together a lot to stamp. We love making cards and think we will try scrapbooking when Jean comes up next year. Jean, Mary, Treva Bolin Jensen ('65), and I went to the '63-'64 ladies luncheon yesterday; we had a great time. Attending were: Darlene Huesties ('64), Kathy Hoff Conrad ('64), Rosalie Lansing Haag ('63), Sharon Sasser Warren ('64), Linda Belliston Boehning ('63), plus Kelly Gaines Franklin Nicholson ('84) and her daughter Emily. Help me out, girls; who was sitting next to Rosalie? It was a fun time. Jean, Mary, and Kathy all took pictures; hopefully they will send them in to the Sandstorm (pix@richlandbombers.com). We also discussed how we all owed Maren money for the Alumni Sandstorm. (Maren, don't you dare delete that! lol). I'm trying to decide if I want to go to Club 40 in September. It was great last year, so it kinda makes me want to go. However, I can always spend that money on stamps! lol -Deedee Willox Loiseau ('64), Burbank, WA, where it's HOT. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jim Adair ('66) and Kathie Moore Adair ('69) Re: Mrs. Roger DeWitt (RIP) For those of you who don't get the Tri-City Herald, we lost a very special lady on Monday, July 25, 2005. She wasn't a Bomber, but she was married to one and raised three of them. Lin DeWitt, wife of Roger DeWitt ('60) passed away. She was the Mother of Brad ('82), Aaron ('87) and Sydelle ('91). She had the best sense of humor and was a kind, wonderful person. Her service is Friday the 29th at 11am, St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Kennewick. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to "TEM Softball Bash for Cancer" at any America West Bank, Acct #4600106357. Lin will be remembered with a lot of affection. -Jim Adair ('66) and Kathie Moore Adair ('69) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/30/05 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers and one NAB sent stuff: Jim Jensen ('50), Mike Clowes ('54) Helen Cross ('62), Jeanie Walsh ('63) Gary Behymer ('64), Betti Avant ('69) Mike Davis ('74), Travis Ho (NAB - Not A Bomber) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Allan Cross ('59) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gregor Hanson ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marti Jo Drewery ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Carol Boyd ('72WB) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Diane Hartley ('72) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jim Jensen ('50) Re: Why? There I was, minding my own business, not bothering anyone. While in the prone position I reached up over my left shoulder to retrieve a piece of paper. Reached up again, again, again. Couldn't grasp the piece of paper. About that time my right forearm became numb. I had four more episodes before concluding the feeling wasn't going to go away "on its own." The first doctor said, after testing, that I had a "sub dural hematoma." I knew two things about that pronouncement: (1) Didn't know how to spell it, (2) It was a TV ailment...i.e., when Hawkeye said that a patient had it, it was not good news. I was given a battery of tests in a very short time. The next day, Tuesday, I endured one of the most bone-jarring, loud, cranial intrusions known to human kind. At the conclusion of the exercise the team of physicians performing the procedure exclaimed "Number one!!!! Everything is fine." I've wondered since then what those words meant. My primary physician deemed me well enough to go home today. I hope that he is equally as certain tomorrow (^_^). Bomber Cheers to one and all, -Jim Jensen ('50) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) Re: From the Early Returns Dept.: With 78 o/o of precincts reporting these are the latest results: Class of '45 - 2 Class of '46 - 1 Class of '47 - 2 Class of '48 - 3 Class of '49 - 6 Class of '51 - 5 Class of '52 - 12 Class of '53 - 9 Class of '54 - 15 Class of '55 - 56 Class of '56 - 4 Class of '57 - 6 Class of '58 - 5 Class of '59 - 3 Class of '60 - 39 Class of '61 - 2 Class of '62 - 1 Class of '63 - 1 Class of '70 - 1 (A spouse of a Club 40 member) These are the numbers of known attendees for the September Club 40 Reunion to date. And in going over the list of names, as before, the usual suspects are still missing from the roster. A lot more names appear on the lists for '55 and '60, but those folks are only interested in memory books, group pictures and membership in Club 40. We have no way of knowing if they will be here. If you want to see who is going to be here, or, if you have misplaced your registration form, you can always go to the Club 40 website at: RichlandClub40.org and get with the program. The party is the weekend following Labor Day at the Shilo Inn in beautiful downtown Richland. Like to see more of you there. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) ~ from the warm Willamette Valley (weather guessers predicting 91 warm ones for Friday) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) Happy birthday greetings to my former next door neighbor, Tom Hughes (56)!! How the years fly by. I am writing from Roseville, CA, where we are staying with our good friends, and former neighbors. This area is so lovely. I always enjoy it when I come back, and I will go swimming in their pool while I am here. It's hot, but the delta breezes do kick in at night which makes it so pleasant. California is great, while the water holds out!! Hear it's hot back in Indiana too, but we do get some rain which helps. Our son is watching the foster cats, and hopefully the few flowers I left on the deck. The rain takes care of the rest, so if he waters the yard and mows it, we will be alright. I'll be in the Tri-Cities around the 9th before heading to the Cross Reunion at Rooster Rock on the Columbia. Unfortunately, we can't also make the Battleground Bomber Reunion also, as they start at exactly the same time on that date..... But we'll see our oldest son at Lake Tahoe on his days off before heading north. It is a pretty state. -Helen Cross Kirk ('62) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jeanie Walsh (Gold Medal Class of '63) Wow, what a great response about Mrs. Fellows. Thank you everyone. -Jeanie Walsh (Gold Medal Class of '63) ~ Simi Valley, CA Home of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Gary Behymer ('64) Re: Sharon Tate/Columbian Yearbook Would/could someone supply the Alumni Sandstorm with the homecoming photo of Sharon Tate? I believe it is in the 1959 Columbian but several of you say no... Help! http://AlumniSandstorm.com/htm2005/Xtra/59Columbian-Homecoming.jpg Re: Music Here are some sound bites from Beth Pederson ('61). http://www.highmoonmusic.com/music.html -Gary Behymer ('64), ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Betti Avant ('69) Well, it is almost time to return to the work force. Friday is my last day to "laze" around some. Tomorrow the apartment complex is having a garage sale and I have lots of things to do before Monday. My twin brother, Robert, is coming calling on Sunday. We haven't seen each other for 10 years and at that time it was a time of mourning for the loss of our younger brother Howard ('72-RIP). It will be great to see him again. Aren't families special? -Betti Avant ('69) ~ Lacey, WA - where it has been plenty hot especially when one doesn't have AC ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Mike Davis ('74) Speaking of old teachers like Mrs. Fellows: Does anybody remember Mary Lou Pearson from Chief Jo days? She was my eighth grade homeroom teacher and was such a nice, patient lady. I wonder what ever became of her. A few others- Harold Richards, Shop Frank Nudo, Arts/Crafts Mary Ann Ford, Art Boyd Childs Anybody know? -Mike Davis ('74) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Travis Ho (NAB - Not A Bomber) ~ travis@envisagereality.com Re: Aug 2004 Entry Hi there! I was looking around for this particular oldie called "The Moon is Blue" and I was just so glad to find a mention of it in your archives... Tom Tracy ('55) posted a line from the lyrics, (Loved the "Moon is Blue" because the first time I heard it I was with one of the most lovely, intelligent, beautiful ladies who ever attended RHS. "Now I think I see a taxi up a tree/ A lamppost and a spaniel drinking tea/ And you can see it soon, a month of Sundays comin' up in June/ Because the moon is blue.") It doesn't seem to be listed anywhere else on the internet, but my mother remembers it and loves the tune (though she can't recall who sang it); so I was wondering if you would be able to help me with some pointers on how to find a copy of it, or any additional information about the song? :) thank you so much! -Travis Ho (NAB - Not A Bomber) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/31/05 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff: Burt Pierard ('59), Judy Willox ('61) Bob Cross ('62), Anonymous #32 ('63) Frank Osgard ('63WB), Betti Avant ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jerry Boyd ('52) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Stan McDonald ('53) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marilyn Stewart ('62) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Burt Pierard ('59) Re: Sharon Tate ('61WB-RIP) - '59 Columbian Homecoming Court Pictures To: All What's the problem - is it because the Homecoming fold-out page is back-to-back with the Activities Divider (the one with the honeycomb) and thus un-numbered? In any event, the Activities/Homecoming page was poorly glued in and easily came loose when I was scanning mine. The Homecoming Royalty page (backside - not inside the fold-out) has Queen Judy Rees in the center and Sharon Tate is in the lower right corner. By the way, the fold-out was located between the honeycomb pic on page 56 and Goran's pic on page 57. I didn't include page 56 on the CD but did include the Activities page, then the Homecoming fold-out, then the Homecoming Royalty, then Goran (page 57, as I mentioned). ABCs, -Burt Pierard ('59) ~ Richland ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Homecoming Royalty from 1959 Columbian: http://AlumniSandstorm.com/htm2005/Xtra/59Columbian-Homecoming.jpg] ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Judy Willox (Classic Class of '61) To: All Bombers, All Classes Okay, I am going to take the bull by the horns here and give you the line-up of the Homecoming Courts for a period of five years. This should clear up all the mystery and should once and for all clear up the fact that Sharon Tate ('61WB-RIP) never was a Homecoming Queen, but a Sophomore Princess in the year of 1958-'59. I have a feeling that you are all thinking about the time that she was crowned Miss Richland in the summer between our junior and senior years (1960-61) and handed down the crown when her Dad was transferred from the area. Didn't mean that Sharon wasn't a "Royal Lady", because she was a queen in my eyes. Line-up is as follows: 1958-59: Queen: Judy Rees; Senior Princesses: Betty Baker and Sandy Witherup; Junior Princesses: Cheryl Weihermiller and Sandy Stice; Sophomore Princesses: Katie Sheeran and Sharon Tate 1950-60: Queen: Susie Fisher; Senior Princesses: Barbara Stanfield and Darlene Manning; Junior Princesses: Carole Burt and Gloria Davis; Sophomore Princesses: Nancy Fellman and Jeanne Thomas 1960-61: Queen: Roni O'Donnell; Senior Princesses: Billye Conley and Beth Pederson; Junior Princesses: Kippy Brinkman and Dana Mosley; Sophomore Princesses: Micki Lund and Carol Sledge 1961-62: Queen: Kippy Brinkman; Senior Princesses: Barbara Harris and Cheryl Arnold; Junior Princesses: Diane Johnson and Beth Parker; Sophomore Princesses: Sue Knox and Patti Mitchell 1962-63: Queen: Diane Grunwald; Senior Princesses: Susan Kinney and Ann Link; Junior Princesses: Dawn Bern and Judy Campbell; Sophomore Princesses: JoAnn Bushnell and Debbie Lyons So see, no Queen Sharon Tate in the Homecoming Courts nor in the Prom Royalty, and she was not a cheerleader or a songleader either. Hmmmmmm, wonder why? -Judy Willox (Classic Class of '61) ~ Richland ~ where it is trying to cool down, but doesn't make it very far down. Still hot! ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Bob Cross ('62) Re: Happy Birthday to my Brother I am a day late and always a dollar short, but I would like to say a very Happy Birthday to my brother, Allan Cross ('59). This one should be better than the last couple, enjoy it. Hope to see you soon. -Bob Cross ('62) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Anonymous #32 (Gold Medal Class of '63) Congratulations to the three modest Bombers who won Gold Medals in the Washington State Senior Games played in Olympia this weekend. David Stein ('61), Jim House ('63) and Ray Stein ('64) won their medals in the three-on-three basketball tournament in the 60-65 Division. (For those checking credentials, the Division is determined by the team's youngest player's presumed age at year-end 2005). Given the lack of other Bombers willing (or able) to join the Steins and House, the team included two "ringers" named Darrel and Darryl. The Bombers highlight of the tourney was thoroughly dominating a team from California that had much more experience. In that game the svelte House had his best effort even though he was going against a guy with 11 more years experience. I say "way to go" to our three humble Bombers. -Anonymous #32 (Gold Medal Class of '63) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Frank Osgard ('63WB) I read the attached article in the paper on Friday, and ever since have been thinking that I really need to do something to leave my mark on this planet before I get that final Hall Pass. While my "social indiscretion" at Graduation in '63, did earn me some considerable notoriety, I'm now thinking about a World Record, you know, something for the ages. PASS THE KLEENEX - An Indian yoga teacher is claiming some sort of world record, The Asian Age reported, after he put 509 small fish in his mouth - not all at once, of course - and blew them out his nose within one hour. I'm confident that I can top this guy's efforts, does anyone out there in Bomber Land have any experience that could help me in my training? I know that Pitts used to be able to blow cigarette smoke out his tear ducts, which was pretty cool. I'm sure Bobby Irwin has set a record or eleven, and by now, Pook is probably some kind of "living World Record" for something. I'm serious about this, and let's all work together for posteriority. -Frank Osgard ('63WB) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Betti Avant ('69) Well, I know some famous people read their emails. I have read all of Ann Rule's books and dropped her a note on her website earlier. She responded very quickly and told me about her new book coming out in December. It had a link to Amazon and I have ordered books from there before so I reserved one when it comes out. -Betti Avant ('69) ~ Lacey, where today was still hot but they are calling for rain tomorrow night (lovely for a drive the first day of work) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for the month. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` June, 2005 ~ August, 2005