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16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 *********************************************** *********************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/01/05 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 11 Bombers and 1 NAB sent stuff and 1 Bomber funeral notice today Betty Hiser ('49), Tom Tracy ('55), Ray Hall ('57) Helen Cross ('62), Roy Ballard ('63), Gary Behymer ('64) Jeff Michael ('65), Betti Avant ('69), Brad Upton ('74) Mike Davis ('74), Debbie Lukins ('78), Don Sorenson (NAB) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Duane Lee ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Phyllis Maffei ('69) BOMBER CALENDAR: Richland Bombers Calendar Click the event you want to know more about. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Betty Hiser Gulley ('49) To those of you who are out of the Richland area: Sam Volpentest died Wednesday at 5:00 p.m. after putting in a 8-hour work day. Although I did not know him I saw him on planes when I was going east to visit my relatives in Ohio and Kentucky or attending a convention in the east. He did a lot for the Richland/Tri-City area. He had just turned 101 about 4 days before he died. -Betty Hiser Gulley '49er - south/government Richland - cool - windy and getting cooler. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Tom Tracy ('55) To: Brad Upton ('74) Re: Miguel Davis METRO PRAIZ and has emerged into the international setting under the leadership of its current Music director, Mr. Miguel Davis. This may be the same Miguel. His choir, comprised mostly of West Indian heritages, incorporates their heritage, they have transcended all cultural boundaries in their earnest search for the voice of God in music. (As your 'spray painters' advertise so respectfully) Gifts from their concerts, demonstrate their care for those experiencing 'tough times'. During the 3rd Annual Anniversary Concert, a donation was taken for the area U.S. Postal workers families who lost members during the anthrax attacks. This prompted an outdoor vigil adjacent to the Brentwood Post Office, where Miguel Davis & Metro Praiz sang songs and presented a check to the families. During the choir's 4th Annual Anniversary Concert, December 14, 2002, a collection was taken and a check was presented to the spouse of Conrad Johnson, the last victim of the Washington Metro Area sniper attack. The events were covered by the local media, which gave the choir another opportunity to minister to the public. Nursing homes, local churches and other venues of the community have also been blessed with the ministry of Miguel Davis & Metro Praiz. Davis choir performed at various venues including: The First Annual DC Gospel Fest in June 2004 at the Lincoln Theatre in Washington DC, The National Urban League Conference at the Washington DC Convention Center; Metro Praiz also went on a Caribbean Tour blessing the islands of Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago in the Summer of 2003. On December 13, 2002, Miguel Davis & Metro Praiz was the featured choir on the Washington, DC Fox 5 Morning Show with an interview by Holly Morris. Through the powerful medium of music, Miguel Davis has made his personal pledge "to enhance worship services and draw closer to the creator through the powerful medium of music." He believes it an important message for those who constantly find themselves wrapped in the turbulence of trials, toiled with unspoken prayer requests and overcome with tribulations. Miguel Davis & Metro Praiz guarantees "to keep your heart listening to the Holy Spirit, who will come into your life and sing lullabies to the troubles in your soul". His messages through song have evidently captured the heart of those inventive sign painters in the Caribbean His Toe- tapping, inspirational Gospel Music and generous contributions will soon be revived in Gulf States. Miguel gets my vote. Davis' choir sings spiritual songs that people recognize. Like Arthur Fiedler, conductor of the Boston Pops (who never played encore's) used to say, "People aren't cheering for us, they're clapping for themselves for recognizing the music". He also knew how to read his audiences and the music they knew and love. Not sure if your spray painter was related to the Roxbury lass who did the 'spray can' art work on a famous billboard posted in 1969 in Boston. I passed by it each day as I headed for Boston University Driving thorough Roxbury, Mass where International Paper had its famous sign: "Send me a Man Who Reads!...the painter had relocated the exclamation point between the words "man" and "who" and put a question mark at the end of the sentence. She ended her editing with her signature: 'Send Me a Man! Who reads? ---Elizabeth. Anyway, Brad, hurry back to Boise. Our comedy club, Susan Nussbaum Reeb ('63) and the rest your fans here are ready for your next command performance! -Tom Tracy ('55) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Ray Hall ('57) Friends of all former Richland athletes and students that Fred Strankman (RIP) came in contact with. I had the privilege of working with him as an assistant basketball coach. he treated all people he coached and worked with as precious individuals, from the best on the team to the person who didn't have much athletic ability in his classes. I am honored to have worked with him; he accepted my limitations in coaching; and would always be there to help me... he cared for everyone. I guess the bottom line is that Richland has lost a friend and a legend. I am truly saddened by his death. He will be missed. -Ray Hall ('57) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) I talked briefly with Virginia Ehrig Worthington ('58) yesterday at her daughter's in Seattle. She sounded good, but only felt able to converse with me a few minutes. She is feeling weak from some experimental chemo treatments she is currency receiving. She did mention she really appreciated hearing from the Bombers who have written her. I think the snail mail address I gave you is actually the best one to use. Or I do have her daughter's address in Seattle, if you contact me. Our weather has really taken a turn for the cooler side. It seems to almost hit 80 for a few minutes each day, and we are needing blankets at night. But we have had lovely fall weather. Next month I will be taking a week trip up to Traverse City, MI to see the Fall color up there, and visit a friend who in a retirement home up there. Hope Mackanaw Island is still open as I've never been there yet either. Way to go Robert Rector ('62 comrade and also fellow CUPer church groupie) with your flying machine. I wrote in about how much fun it was to watch you and Rev. Mel a few summers ago when you took him up flying and we saw you fly over the Columbia River near his house. Also to Donna Nelson ('63), I recently learned about the PaysDay plane at the museum in downtown Richland when I finally made it there last summer, and I too remember the fear of the air raid drills back then... If all goes well Carol Rice Forister ('62) and I will go to help the hurricane survivors in Gulfport, MSi over Thanksgiving with a Methodist church group going from Indiana. I am already trying to talk Carol into coming to our 45th reunion which will be in 2007. It will be my fifth, I think, and her first. Let's keep our fingers crossed. Also, I would be willing to help plan it, if someone else wants to head it. I feel the most I could do is co-chair it. And as I say this the group who planned lour last reunion did a super job without my input, so I just like to help do what I could. -Helen Cross Kirk ('62) ~ at home by the little lake in West Harrison, IN ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Roy Ballard ('63) To: The Wersen Family Our thoughts are with you all in these times that come around it seems too often. The Big Guy above will help in many ways. Jim "Pitts" Armstrong ('63) wrote of John Fletcher ('64)... I played golf with a John, who swung a driver like a baseball bat, and he did have a temper at times. To all of you, I wish you well. -Roy Ballard ('63) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Gary Behymer ('64) Found in the 1960 Royal Blue yearbook from Walla Walla High School a nice basketball photo of Blue Devils & Bombers... Re: Who are they...contest? -Gary Behymer ('64) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jeff Michael ('65) Hey there Bombers and Bomberettes... Guess I'm gonna have to call Michael Brown for assistance. A hard wind mixed with light rain devastated my back yard. One stay was completely removed from my hammock, the solar cover was blown off my pool and landed in the dirt (I had JUST cleaned it the other day when it was 80 plus outside). My lawn furniture was redistributed to various locations and the cushions were elsewhere. Most amazing, the fitted cover for the gas grill was shucked off the unit and sent in chase of Julie Andrews and her umbrella! I have been wondering if the scientific community in the Tri-Cities can help with this one: Since long before the White Man arrived in the Mid Columbia, the winds from the South West have ripped dust from the Horse Heaven Hills (as I again watched yesterday). Why are they still there? Does someone sneak in overnight with dump truck and replace the dirt? Where does the dirt go (besides the landfill after removal from my vacuum cleaner)? Was Spokane once part of the Columbia Basin before it rose to its current heights? These are things that make me go "hmmmm" in the night. Along those lines... why is there graffitti in the Caribbean about a guy in the Tri-Cities who won't hardly even leave his own casa, not even for a classa reuinte? On a much more sober note...I was saddened to hear of the departure of Sam Volpentest. His name rings through the hollow halls of my brain clear back to early childhood (and he was no spring chicken then). Also, my wife and I and some other folks from our church will travel next week to Biloxi/Gulfport, MS for a few days of assistance to the folks there. Probably won't see you, Maren, but it's partly because of you and other folks I used to know in the South that cause us to feel connected to this tragedy. I also think I have mentioned that I helped raise money for the Hurricane Camille victims in my capacity as a radio announcer back in the day. Just gotta do what we can. -dj jeff Michael ('65) ~ in Kahlotus...well, it was Pasco before the wind last night! ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Betti Avant ('69) My sympathies to the Fred Strankman family. My twin brother, Robert, had him at Chief Jo for PE and I had him for World Geography the second semester of my senior year. I remember cassette tape recorders were just coming out that year and he showed us one. It made quite a hit as it was better than the "old reel to reel" players. -Betti Avant ('69) ~ Lacey, WA - where it's raining, it's raining the old man is snoring ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Brad Upton ('74) Re: Bomber Cruise To: Roy Ballard ('63) I was going to pitch the idea of a Bomber cruise myself. I proposed that very idea last year at our 30th reunion for this coming summer--which will be a celebration of the Class of '74's 50th birthday party. Why not invite everyone? I cruise all over the place and I recommend the Alaskan cruise above all others. -Brad Upton ('74) P.S. I'm at the King's Wharf in Bermuda today. Mike Davis T-Shirts are selling all over the place. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Mike Davis ('74) Re: Dorothy Derby Stevens ('50-RIP) My thoughts and prayers go out to the Stevens family: Terry ('70), Vella ('71), Bob ('74), Mark, and Ralph, with the loss of your mother and wife.. She will be missed, but even more she will be greatly remembered. A nice lady. -Mike Davis ('74) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Debbie Lukins Lee ('78) To: Duane Lee ('63) OH NO!!!!!!! NOT THE BIG "60"!!!!!!!!! I think you may actually be a senior citizen now or was that when you turned "55"? I wouldn't know, since I'm still in my 40 somethings! Hope you're not working a "doble" on your 60th birthday. Just think, in three more years, your age and graduating class will match! Have a great day!!! From your much younger "sista-in-law". -Debbie Lukins Lee ('78) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Don Sorenson (NAB) To: David Tillson ('50) Read your note to Betty Hiser Gulley ('49) in the 9/26/05 Alumni Sandstorm. My wife's grandfather worked at the D area power house. Had these pictures of D reactor folks. Although I have my suspisions that one of them is from H area. If you recognize any of these folks please let me know. Thanks for your time. -Don Sorenson (NAB) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* ******************************************************* Funeral Notice >>Dorothy Derby Stevens ('50 & Bomber Mom) ~ 6/14/32 - 9/27/05 *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/02/05 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 8 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber funeral notice today: Dick McCoy ('45), Phil Belcher ('51), Ray Kelly ('63) Gary Behymer ('64), Pam Ehinger ('67), Doug Ufkes ('68) Betti Avant ('69), Mike Franco ('70) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kay Conrad ('60) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Charlie Bigelow & Shirley Strege ('54) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Dick McCoy ('45) Re: Sam The news of the death of Sam Volpentest reached clear over here to Camano Island. For those of you who don't know, he and George Forsythe (RIP) owned a tavern at the "Y" and then opened the Uptown Tav in the early fifties. Sam's brother, Tom (RIP), operated the tavern for many years. -Dick McCoy ('45) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Phil Belcher ('51) Re: My wife I'm happy to report that my wife, Terri, came through her heart cath with flying colors. They found two areas that needed attention, one that was 90% closed and the other about 70%. Both area were covered by the same stint. She was in overnight and I bought her home yesterday. We were impressed with the super care that they gave her. Thanks to all that asked and wrote about her problems. The Bombers are awesome. -Phil Belcher ('51) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Ray Kelly ('63) To: Gary Behymer ('64) Re: Who are they....contest? I certainly recognize the former mayor of Richland, Joyce R. Kelly, on the right. He was my dad. He died in 1967. That looks like Sam Volpentest, who just died this week at 101, on the left. Sam was someone my dad worked with on a number of community projects in the late '50s and '60s. The man in the center may be Paul Beardsley, a close friend and associate of my dad in various endeavors, governmental and personal. This event occurred when Richland was honored as an "All-America City" in the early '60's. I don't remember the exact year. -Ray Kelly ('63) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Gary Behymer ('64) Re: Who are they....contest? Gary, I believe the man on the right is Glen Lee, former Editor of the Tri-City Herald. Also I believe the man on the left is the former Governor, Rosselini, (sp), but don't know the middle man. Thanks I will be anxious to know the answer. -Millie Finch Gregg ('54) Gary, I'll take a guess. I think the man in the middle is John Fuller. He was the mayor or city manager around 1960 and he lived across the street form us on Roberdeau. The man on the right looks like Ed Merrill who owned half of the land Richland was built on. His wife was also a one time Richland mayor or city official. -Mike Sams ('65) -Gary Behymer ('64) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Pam Ehinger ('67) Dear Bombers! Thank you for all your prayers for my Momma. Here are some pictures of her and my family. Momma is in St. Lukes Rehab. and is doing great getting in an out of bed on her own! Thank you again for all the prayers for her! Bombers Rule, Pam Ehinger (The Blue Ribbon Class of '67) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Doug Ufkes ('68) Hey, are any of you ready for an Arizona Bomber reunion sometime, somewhere? I just got back from the summer in Seattle and got together with some old friends from RHS. Dick Rushworth, Rick May, Mike Astley, Dwight Carey, Gene Baumgartner, Bill Zinn (remember Jack Zinn the photographer), and Rob Wheeler---some '68, some '69, and some '70 (I think). It would be neat if all the Phoenix area and Tucson area plus the outliers could all get together so I am open for suggestions. -Doug Ufkes ('68) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Betti Avant ('69) There was about a 1/3 page article in Friday's Olympian paper regarding Sam Volpentest's passsing. The by-line was actually from Yakima. He was a truly great man. Re: Who are they....contest? I got looking at Gary Behymer's ('64) picture of the officials pointing to the All American City sign. Some of the officials participated in a parade in Yakima for this honor. My mother, Mary Avant (RIP) drove one of the cars with some dignitaries in it. She had been hired as a Clerk- Typist in the Police Department shortly after the city was incorporated. -Betti Avant ('69) ~ I'm off to Kent to see Sarah Avant-Hernandez ('94) and her family ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Mike Franco ('70) Re: Coach Strankman Richland is Richland because of our people... and especially some, certain people. Coach Strankman was the epitome of what made Richland what it was when we were growing up. From Chief Jo PE (wrestling with Tank Roberts when we were 120 pound 7th graders) to Fred's Reds Soph football. Everything about him was fun and smiles. He was just another great guy that we all smile when we think about him. Good teacher, fun coach and I am pretty sure a really good father. One of the real greats... seems like we were blessed with a lot of greats... All my best to all Strankmans. -Mike Franco ('70) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* ******************************************************* Funeral Notice scanned from the TCHerald by Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) >>Patrick Magula '70 ~ 1/28/51 - 9/27/05 *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/03/05 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff: Mary Triem ('47), Deanna Case ('55) Gary Persons ('57), Tom Hunt ('60) Bob Grout ('66WB), Betti Avant ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: George Brinkman ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Katie Riggins ('60) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Mary Triem Mowery ('47) To: All older Bombers Please join me in wishing Betty Ely King ('47), a speedy recovery. Betty was felled by a stroke 2 weeks ago and is recovering in Kadlec Medical Center. For those who know her personally, she is in room 339. Get well quick, Betty! -Mary Triem Mowery, a '47 Bomber ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Deanna Case Ackerman ('55) My thanks to all those who worked so hard to make our 50th class reunion a great success! Thanks, too, to the Club 40 group for their efforts in planning and coordinating the weekend's festivities. It was such fun to see so many classmates again and, also, two Carmichael teachers, Duncan Bonjorni and Tom Sullivan. Those who couldn't be there were missed, and I hope you'll plan to make the 55th in 2010. Thanks again to Sharon Templeman Watts ('55) and her outstanding team! -Deanna Case Ackerman ('55) ~ Roseville, CA ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Gary Persons ('57) Re: Picture contest Man in the center is Murray Fuller who was City Manager of Richland for several years. -Gary Persons ('57) ~ here in beautiful, crime free (well, almost) Spokane. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Tom Hunt ('60) To: Gary Behymer ('64) The fellow in the middle of the picture with Sam Volpentest on the left is Murray Fuller, former Richland City Manager. -Tom Hunt ('60) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Bob Grout ('66WB) Jet Blue landing gear. Front landing. This plane took off at Burbank Airport headed for New York. Return back to LA INT. This happened recently...about two weeks ago. -Bob Grout ('66WB) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Betti Avant ('69) In thinking about my entry yesterday, I now believe it was Mayor Pat Merrill my mom drove the car for in the Yakima parade. I got to Kent yesterday but my niece Sarah got called in to work at the last moment. I did get to see me great nephew, Anand, play in a soccer game (they all swarm to the ball at this age but they won their first game 5-0). -Betti Avant ('69) ~ Lacey, WA - more rain today and on and on and on *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/04/05 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Fred Suckow ('55), Helen Cross ('62), Betti Avant ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gloria Davis ('61) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Fred Suckow ('55) Re: Photographs Unfortunately I was unable to attend the September reunion but I knew that there would be a plethora of photographs posted in the Sandstorm. Wrong! I would really appreciate seeing one or two photos from the class of '55 to remind me of what I missed. I know that most of my classmates probably took pictures of the festive occasion. -Fred Suckow ('55) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) Just want to add my birthday greetings to George Brinkman ('60) to a fellow former "CUPer" and "ICYE er". Both have great memories. -Helen Cross Kirk ('62) ~ West Harrison, IN - where the weather is great, still warm nights and not much over 80 heat, but sunshine, and no humidity by the little lake and all around. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Betti Avant ('69) Maren, Any idea when you might be allowed back into your home? New people to western Washington think we have a lot of rain, but the stories you could tell them I'm sure would make think a second time. All my best to you, -Betti Avant ('69) ~ Lacey, WA - where my house plant has loved the rain water ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Still don't know anything, but it looks like it'll be quite a while longer... insurance adjusters and/or contractors in the New Orleans area right now are ALL busy, busy, busy. -Maren] *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/05/05 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bomber sent stuff and 1 Bomber funeral notice today: Maren Smyth ('63 & '64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Janis Cook ('68) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Morris Massey ('54) & Carol Horstman ('53) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Maren Smyth ('63 & '64) Re: Katrina Update This is just so I don't have to publish another Sandstorm with ZERO entries. We've pretty much settled in to the fact that we're gonna be staying with my sister, Julie ('69WB), at least till Christmas. My daughter & son-in-law met with their insurance adjuster yesterday (five weeks after Katrina). Now they can get started with repairs to their home. Son-in-law started tearing out sheet rock yesterday... they've got a long ways to go. New roof on the house and the shed, ALL the ceilings will be replaced, who knows what else. Bomber cheers, -Maren Smyth ('63 & '64) ~ still hangin' out at my sister's ******************************************************* ******************************************************* ******************************************************* Funeral Notice >>Jerry Verellen ('49) ~ 12/20/30 - 9/30/05 *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/06/05 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Doreen Hallenbeck ('51), Wanda Wittebort ('53) Marilynn Working ('54), Bill Berlin ('56) Gary Behymer ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mary Collins ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Harvey Irby ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Willie Mitchell ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Pam Pyle ('69) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Doreen Hallenbeck Waldkoetter ('51) Re: Class of 1951 Reunion in 2006????? As far as I can determine, no efforts are being made for a 55th reunion for the gang from 1951. Since I no longer live in the Tri-Cities, it's difficult to arrange such an event in conjunction with Club 40. However, I've been trying to maintain the '51 mailing list and am more than willing to help. Jimmie Shipman and Irl French have also volunteered to assist. If any of you 1951 folks are able to "take-the-bull-by-the- horns" please drop me a note. I'd hate to see our fun times disappear. I have lots of records and photos from our previous gatherings. Let's not loose contact. -Doreen Hallenbeck Waldkoetter ('51) ~ Green Valley, AZ ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Wanda Wittebort Shukay ('53) Maren, how in the world do they get rid of mold? I was told it is virtually impossible because you have to treat all surfaces (after you remove sheet rock and insulation). -Wanda Wittebort Shukay ('53) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Wanda, I've heard the same thing. Since I'm not a mold expert, I have no idea. I'm sure we're gonna find out, though.. real soon. -Maren] ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Marilynn Working Highstreet ('54) Re: 51st Anniversaries Just want to offer congrats to Shirley Strege Bigelow and Charlie Bigelow on October 2nd and Morris and Carol Horstman Massey on their 51st, October 5th. We were are both of their 50th's last year and can't believe a year has gone by!! Have any of you seen how Charlie has bounced back from his plane crash 2-1/2 years ago? He is still flying, goes snowmobiling in the winter and now has bought a motorcycle!! He and a friend went on a 3 day bike trip a couple weeks ago. It is wonderful to see him and see how he is surviving. Shirley is trying to keep her nerves calm, and wants Charlie to live as full a life and he wants. Good for her!! She is enjoying her 2005 silver Corvette Charlie bought her for their 50th!! -Marilynn Working Highstreet ('54) ~ from Kennewick but soon to be from Pasco when our new house is finished next month!! Coooooooool nights!! p.s. Maren, good to hear from you and just sorry to hear it is taking so long for you to get back to your own home. Take care at your sister's and let us know if you need anything. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Bill Berlin ('56) Re: Bomber Bash Alaska Cruise The idea of a Bomber cruise to Alaska is good...very good. Having spent 22 years in the travel business, having owned part of two cruise lines and having made the trip a couple of dozen times in everything from a Cruise ship to a Fish Buyer (not to mention a tug or two, a couple of fish boats and a USCG Cutter) I would suggest going in early September. Kids are back in school, the weather in SE Alaska is usually prime and all of the ships are still cruising north. Boarding in Seattle is best as those from out of town can fly more easily into Sea-Tac than YVR (Vancouver International]. Pappy could travel on a mega-pond for once. Now I know a good travel agent, especially since I trained him, in old Jimbeaux Hamilton ('63). Jim does this for a business and would be ideal to handle the trip. He will never advertise the deal for himself but I can... and I will. The ever lovely and forever young Miss Nancy might be high maintenance, thus Jimbeaux might need the $$$ too. Actually you get a really good deal from a professional Travel Agent. They take care of all of the details, cost very little considering the value of the trip and Jim really knows this Alaska market. I probably would consult a little but JIMBEAUX IS THE MAN FOR THE JOB. -Bill Berlin ('56) ~ in Anacortes, WA - where Dr. Dave Priebe, DDS ('57) and wife Norma (Lord Bing Senior Secondary School, Vancouver, B.C.) house is coming along well. Should be in late 2005 or early 2006. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Gary Behymer ('64) FYI - This weekend is the "Cardiac Kids" 40th Anniversary Celebration at Martin Stadium, in Pullman, WA. Chatting with Alan Flansburg, father to the great WSU wide receiver Doug Flansburg, he indicated that 34 members of the "Cardiac Kids" will be in attendance & honored. For those of you in the Spokane area, check with the WSU Alumni Association, for the Friday get together in your fair city. -Gary Behymer ('64) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/07/05 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Doreen Hallenbeck ('51), Missy Keeney ('59) Dave Hanthorn ('63), Frank Whiteside ('63) Pam Ehinger ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jessie Willoughby ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jon Boisoneau ('67) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* UPDATE: Pook Smith ('63) Pook is resting now at home. He is in a coma and Hospice is coming in to help. It is hard but he is as comfortable as possible. Pook's brother, Hal ('56) is coming in tonight [10/6]. Fall is Pook's favorite time of year and he had a great drive through Columbia Park Tuesday when he was released from KGH. Keep up the prayers. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Doreen Hallenbeck Waldkoetter ('51) Re: Alaska Cruise An Alaska cruise sounds like a great idea; however, if some folks want to see other parts of the State via bus or train, perhaps a mid-July or August time frame would work better. It begins to get a bit chilly, and sometimes snow, by mid-September in Fairbanks. We've taken the inland passage cruise twice (Holland America) and it is gorgeous. Hope to do it again. Our preference is the one that is called a glacial cruise. Whether or not you cruise with Bombers, I'm a strong supporter of the Alaska cruises. -Doreen Hallenbeck Waldkoetter ('51) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Missy Keeney ('59) While I was at the hospital the other day, I stopped in to see Betty Ely King ('47). She brightened up and called me by name so that was encouraging. She is pretty depressed and discouraged though, as I would be under similar circumstances, I'm sure. She could use all the "Bomber Cheer" she could get as she is still at Kadlec and will be for a while, I imagine. -Missy Keeney ('59) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Dave Hanthorn (The Gold Metal Class of '63) To: Gary Behymer ('64) Re: The Cardiac Kids I remember well Doug Flansburg and the Cardiac Kids (the amazing Cougar Football team of 1965). Doug lived on my floor in our dorm, though we didn't see much of him during football season, he was either at practice or at the library studying. Doug was a nice guy, and a great receiver. The team was called the Cardiac Kids because they were a young team and because of their fantastic, last minute, heart-stopping, come-from-behind victories. They beat THREE Big Ten teams that year (even though the Cougs were heavy underdogs each time) and went on to finish with seven wins and only three losses on the season. It was the best season the Cougars had for many years both before and after 1965. The only thing that kept them from going to the Rose Bowl that year was a loss down in Arizona on a hugely controversial officiating call during the second to last game in the season. That was such a disappointment to them that they had a huge let down and they ended up losing to a mediocre Husky team in the last game of the season. Back in those days, teams from the Athletic Association of Western Universities (the precursor to the Pac-8 and the Pac-10) didn't get to go to any bowl game other than the Rose Bowl, which explains the disappointing end to what was otherwise a glorious season of Cougar football. It was mostly due to that Cardiac Kids team that I became and still remain a life-long Cougar Football fan. Great memories... thanks Gary, and if you see Doug, tell him that the guys from Rogers-Orton still remember him. Bombers and Cougars Forever, -Dave Hanthorn (The GMC of '63) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Frank Whiteside (The Gold Medal Class of '63) To: Wanda Wittebort Shukay ('53)/Maren ('63 and '64) Re: How do they get rid of mold? In the weeks after the hurricane, we have had tons of experts on local TV trying to answer that very question. The only thing that I can conclude is that there are LOT of opinions regarding the answer. Many "experts" say to use TSP (Trisodium Phosphate) (very toxic) which is available at most Lowe's stores or other hardware/ building supplies stores. On the other hand, others say to use non- phosphate cleaners because phosphate residue serves as a "food" to mold. Whatever you use to clean, the experts advise you to use goggles, gloves (rubber gloves under cloth gloves to keep the rubber gloves from tearing) and a strong filter mask over your nose and mouth. And, of course, use old clothing that protects your skin surface. Drying the damp/wet surface is the first thing they advise. Many suggest using fans, open windows, etc. to dry the surface. (Wonder if a strong hair dryer might not work?) However, others say be careful with fans because they can spread the mold spores. So, you almost have to come to your own conclusions. I don't take any responsibility or liability for the above suggested "expert" opinions. Many people say they will doze their homes if severely flooded and contaminated with mold. I don't blame them because it is uncertain if the mold is permanently eliminated without totally rebuilding. Two sources of info and free booklets are available at the following sources: Information and booklets are also available at FEMA, the Red Cross, and other websites. I would suggest reading this information and to devise your own best procedures, as mold can cause some severe health problems if it is not treated and removed. -Frank Whiteside (The GMC of '63) ~ Bayou Gauche, LA - Happy with my few broken/missing shingles and a destroyed shed and NO MOLD! ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Pam Ehinger (The Blue Ribbon Class of '67) This is a belated Happy Birthday to Willie!! Remember the good ole days of Shorty High Pockets, Little Bumps, and Chest! LOL Hope that put a smile on your face! Happy Birthday From "Chest" -Pam Ehinger (The BRC of '67) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/08/05 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bomber toady: Dave Brusie ('51) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Susan Sherwood ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gene Burrill ('67WB) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* [NOTE: More letters to the Editor of the Tri-City Herald: -Maren] ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Dave Brusie ('51) Re: Alaska Cruise: Carol and I just returned for the Alaska Inland Passage Cruise on the Holland - America Ship Amsterdam. Left Seattle September 11th and returned the 18th. Great weather. Seattle, Sitka, Juneau, Glacier Bay, Ketchikan, Victoria B.C. and return to Seattle. -Dave Brusie ('51) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/09/05 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber funeral notice today: Betty Bell ('51), Dore Tyler ('53) John Adkins ('62), Dennis Hammer ('64) Rick Maddy ('67), Patty Smith ('68) Lynn Noble ('72) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Betty Bell Norton ('51) The Richland Seniors Association is holding their annual Holiday Craft Bazaar on Saturday November 5th at the Richland Community Center from 10:00 - 3:00. We still have some table rentals available - from $10 to $25 - which is the only cost to you. Sandwiches and drinks will be available for purchase so you do not have to leave the Center. Please call me if you are interested in participating, and I will get the information packet to you. To: Doreen Hallenbeck Waldkoetter ('51) I would be happy to work on the Class of 1951 55th reunion, so if you hear from anyone else, please let me know. I'll try to call a few that have worked before to see if they are interested. Hope you will be involved, too! -Betty Bell Norton ('51) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Dore Tyler ('53) Re: Richland Envy Our "Down River Neighbor" has suffered from Sub malady since '44, '45. I guess it's comforting to realize that some things never change. -Dore Tyler ('53) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: John Adkins ('62) Re: Club 40 Photo Album The Club 40 weekend - The Class of '55's 50th Reunion - The Class of '60's 45th Reunion - all together on one DVD Photo album, containing nearly 400 pictures. Made in DVD format, this will play on your TV with a DVD player attached, or on your computer with a DVD reader. Send me an e-mail with you Postal mailing address, and I will respond with my mailing address and I will send you a Disc in the next day's U.S. Mail. The cost is $10.00 (including mailing costs). -John Adkins ('62) ~ Richland ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Dennis Hammer ('64) Re: Davy Crockett Hey, all you baby boomers out there; do you realize that the Davy Crockett Fad was 50 years ago? The song was first played on the "Disneyland" TV program advertising the upcoming episodes of "Davy Crockett" on October 27, 1954 and the fad ran through the end of 1955. They had no idea anything like that was going to happen, and when the fad hit Disney was already filming the episode at the Alamo. Walt Disney said they only had three movies and a dead hero, but they did film the Keel Boat Race and the River Pirates later. Anyway: Fess Parker (for you non-baby boomers, he's the actor that played Davy Crockett) now owns the Fess Parker Winery and Vineyard. His website has a page called the "Anniversary Photo Celebration." He is asking people to send photos as email attachments of themselves as kids wearing their coonskin caps and/or western gear along with a short tale of 150 words or less. At the bottom of his anniversary photo page you can click on "shooting gallery" to see some of the photos that have been sent in, then click on the photo for the write-up. I read a few, one of them said he kept his coonskin cap most of his adult life until a few years ago when his cat thought it was the real thing, pulled it off the shelf and shredded it. If you have any pictures better hurry, because it ends in December. I don't remember owning a Davy Crockett anything, maybe my parents thought I was getting too old for it. I did enjoy watching him on TV though. One friend of mine lived with his grandparents, and they had some genuine old coonskin caps. No pictures of me wearing one. Probably a couple years later I went camping with him and wore one them, but I didn't care for it. I thought they were kind of itchy and scratchy. Daniel Boone is always portrayed wearing a coonskin cap, but the real Daniel Boone hated coonskin caps and never wore one. He normally wore a three corner had like most men at that time. I have known this useless little factoid since the '60s, but do not know what his reasons were, maybe it was for the same reasons I didn't like wearing them. Fess Parker also played Daniel Boone on the TV show in the 1960s. Another interesting site on the Davy Crockett fad can be found at: -Dennis Hammer ('64) ~ from the Wild Frontier outpost of Kennewick ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Rick Maddy ('67) Re: Response to TCH Editorials -Rick Maddy ('67) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* NOTE: The entry below is VERY old... stuck somewhere in my inbox. Bomber apologies to Patty for the lengthy delay. -Maren] ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ >>From: Patty Smith Mullins ('68) My name was Patty Smith in 1968 when I graduated from Col-Hi. Today I go by Pat Mullins and I have been working for Columbia Basin College for five years. I wasn't all that great a student those long years ago at Col-Hi, but now I manage the English Department's Tutor/Writing Lab. How things can change once we grow up. I still live in Richland, and my own daughter graduated from Richland High School in 1999. Her Name is Jessica Mullins; she now lives in Seattle where she works part time and goes to school at night. -Patty Smith Mullins ('68) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Lynn Noble Paden ('72) To: Dave Brusie ('51) and Carol My hubby and I were on the same ship/cruise as you were. Too bad we didn't know as we could have introduced ourselves. I hope you and Carol enjoyed it as much as we did. So restful, quiet and peaceful compared to our second home in Alexandria, VA. Wasn't the weather in Glacier Bay magnificent?! I thought I was in heaven! I hope the Bomber cruise works out for anyone interested and that "cruisers" select this itinerary. It's so incredibly beautiful and you won't regret it! -Lynn Noble Paden ('72) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* ******************************************************* Funeral Notice scanned from the TCHerald by Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) >>Bill Sutton ('48) ~ 4/10/30 - 9/30/05 *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/10/05 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 8 Bombers sent stuff: Jay Siegel ('61), Ed Wood ('62) John Adkins ('62), Dave Hanthorn ('63) Earl Bennett ('63), David Rivers ('65) Bill Wingfield ('67), Betti Avant ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jeanette Haberman ('73) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jay Siegel (The Classic Class of '61) Re: Classic Class of 1961 Email I have sent out verification email messages to all of the 1961 alumni that I have addresses for. If you haven't received the verification message and have email, please send me a note so that we may add your email address to the roster. Even if you aren't planning on attending the reunion next year, send me your email address with a note "Will not attend", there is probably someone who would like to get in touch with you and is unable because of no address. I get several request for addresses every year from people looking for friends that they would like to communicate with. Clear blue skies and warm, gentle breezes, -Jay Siegel (The Classic Class of '61) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Ed Wood ('62) Re: Alaska cruise If you're interested in a more intimate cruise of the Alaska Inside passage, I'd recommend Lindblad Tours. They use 70 passenger vessels staffed with naturalists, rather than tour guides. When we went we had a marine biologist, an ornithologist, a botanist, and a geologist take us on our tours. These included walking tours on uninhabited islands that we reached using Zodiacs. Accommodations were wonderful, food was superb, and by having a smaller boat, we could get into places that large boats can't reach. The downside is that they're more expensive. -Ed Wood ('62) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: John Adkins ('62) Re: Club 40 Photo Album Yep that was me with one keystroke changed an entire graduating class from one year to another. I may never be able to show my face in Bomber public again. I can only imagine the stories that "Big Frank" is making up about this. The Club 40 weekend - The Class of fifty five's 50th Reunion - The Class of '60's 45th Reunion - all together on one DVD Photo album, containing nearly 400 pictures. Made in DVD format, this will play on your TV with a DVD player attached, or on your computer with a DVD reader. Send me an e-mail with you Postal mailing address, and I will respond with my mailing address and I will send you a Disc in the next day's U.S. Mail. The cost is $10.00 (including mailing costs). -John Adkins ('62) ~ Richland ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Dave Hanthorn (Gold Medal Class of '63) Re: David Smith ('63-RIP) The Gold Medal Class was made up of some four hundred shining lights. Today [10/9/05], one that shone most brightly was extinguished from this world, and we have all been darkened by his passing. David "Pook" Smith was one of those special people that everyone liked. He was a friend to all, large and small, popular or not, outgoing or timid. Pook was a star on a Bomber team filled with stars, but it never went to his head that he was one of those that we all "worshiped". Like our "class spokesman", Jimbeaux Hamilton, put it so well, Pook was "a piece of work". We should all take cheer in knowing that he will always shine bright in the hearts and memories of each member of the Gold Medal Class, until the last of us draws our last breath. So long, Pook, we do miss ya. Bomber tears, -Dave Hanthorn (Gold Medal Class of '63) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Earl Bennett (Gold Medal Class of '63) Re: Donna Nelson ('63) 9/29/05 Alumni Sandstorm entry Right on, girl! Never give up the bomb. My wife and I had a nice 28th anniversary gathering at the Clarion in Richland on 9/23 with my sisters Sue and Cecilia, some of their family members, my aunt Ethel and uncle Bob Somerville, my Mom, and Erv and Lavonne Johnson. One of them mentioned you, I think in connection with people they've seen lately. We also talked about Lindy Wheeler ('62) and a few others -I remembered Lindy's embarrassment about how thin the racing swimsuits were. Last year at Christmas time we were visiting Mom at her apartment at Alterra when Ray Stein ('64) came by to chat with Mom when he visited his mother, Dorothy, also at Alterra - they lived a block down Potter from us. It was great to share some memories. Also saw Helen Skogen, our geometry teacher, at Alterra on both visits, as well as Keith and Pauline Fowler who helped the Goddards run the Seekers group. Three of my sisters - Diney, Cecilia and Sue - are just now getting back from a week in Mazatlan to celebrate with our youngest sister, Beth, for her 50th birthday. I remember talking to Mom on my 40th, when she said "It's not NICE for one's children to turn 40!" No kidding - my wife's oldest daughter was 46 this year. Our other daughter (whom I adopted when she was 13) will be 41 next month; time flies whether you're having fun or not. God bless you. Regards, ecb3 - Enjoying life and serving the Lord in Central Virginia where today was the first clear day after over four inches of rain during the last half of last week - we needed it after the driest September in recorded history, but it's a lousy start to the fall leaf collection work (21/2 acres of hardwoods around our house) when the earliest batch gets pasted to the ground. -Earl Bennett (Gold Medal Class of '63) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: David Rivers ('65) Bye, Pook I know Jimbeaux ('63) will say all the right stuff... he's got a way... I've been kinda teary the last few days... I am so lucky to be alive today... I look at my mom when I visit her and she got so old... but she IS old... but for one of us to go... that's something I'm never ready for... no matter how much of a head start we get on the end... it's never enough time... Thanks Jim and Freddie ('63) for keeping us all up to date... Maribeth, our hearts are with you... I told my dad to watch for Pook (yes I talk to him, Bo Belinsky and Bill Rightmire every single night before I go to sleep)... and told Bo to show him around... figured he was the kind a guy Pook would want to show him the ropes... Bo will introduce him to Mickey Mantle... Jimbeaux said Pook really was a fan of Mickey... so all in all I guess he'll be pretty busy... maybe setting up a little impromptu party for the rest of us when we join him... so I'll leave the rest for Jimbeaux... I know he'll say it right... -David Rivers ('65) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Bill Wingfield (The Blue Ribbon Class of '67) To Rick Maddy ('67) Re: Response to TCH Editorials I couldn't agree with you more. I'm so glad the NCAA decided to allow such schools as Florida State, and Utah keep their mascots. What were they thinking? -Bill Wingfield (BRC 67) ~ Augusta, GA - where the little concrete swimming hole temp is still above 80 F. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Betti Avant ('69) Hey Dennis (Hammer ('64) I'm related to the "real" Daniel Boone. It seems his sister, Sarah, married a man named Willcockson (the way my mom's dad spelled his name as there are numerous spellings) in Kentucky. We always enjoyed watching the Disney shows, wish there are more like them now-a-days. Bomber cheers on this Columbus Day. -Betti Avant ('69) ~ Lacey, WA *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/11/05 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 8 Bombers sent stuff: Lora Homme ('60), Tom Hemphill ('62) Donna Bowers ('63), Jim House ('63) Keith Hunter ('63), Dennis Hammer ('64) Gary Behymer ('64), Bruce Strand ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jefferson Saunders ('69) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Lora Homme Page ('60) To: David Rivers ('65) I don't know you and I didn't know Pook Smith ('63-RIP), but your entry yesterday about the passing of your friend made me cry and I've lived long enough that I don't cry so easily any more. And then I smiled. You said it right, David, you said it very right. -Lora Homme Page ('60) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Tom Hemphill ('62) See Ya Later, Pook Pook was a good friend for many years. I have a lot of very fond memories of Pook and his family. We grew up in the same neighborhood in the south end through Lewis & Clark, Carmichael and Columbia High. We did a lot together, including baseball, basketball, hunting, fishing, playing cards and countless hours of bumper pool in his basement. Thanks Pook for being my friend. -Tom Hemphill ('62) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Donna Bowers Rice (Gold Medal Class of '63) To: Betti Avant ('69) Re: Daniel Boone Dear Betti, Do you know where your ancestor is buried?? Many think he was buried in Kentucky. We have it on good authority that he is buried here in Missouri. Seems he was denied an army pension in Kentucky and it made him so mad he moved and lived the last 20 years here in Boone Valley, MO not far from St. Louis. When the state of Kentucky asked for his bones to rebury them back in his home state, the man asked to disenter him could not bring himself to remove Daniel from the place he loved best in the last years of his life and so sent a black servant's bones in their place. Anyone who comes here will be impressed with the home he built and the carved mantle pieces he hand carved in his eighties. The man was self-sufficient, energetic and incredibly unique-a real role model for the aged!!! Betti, I'd be glad to take you out to the home and the village they have restored on his property-it is well done!! And it's not too far from here to the Lincoln exhibit in Springfield, IL if you are a history buff! Re: Pook Smith ('63-RIP) My condolences to Pook's family... it is hard to loose such a fun and handsome guy!! Every day when I open the Sandstorm, I am grateful that so many of us are still here and I see all of your faces just as you were when I graduated from high school in all your youth and splendor. How lucky we were to be a part of the Gold Medal Class of '63 where we really loved and cared for each other!! And the fact that this continues to this day is a tribute to the people who continue to send us the Sandstorm every day no matter what. Maren, you are one in a million!! Love; -Donna Bowers Rice ('63) ~ (outside St. Louis, MO - where finally the long, hot, humid summer is gone and we can enjoy the glorious, cool fall weather) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jim House (Gold Medal Class of '63) Pook Smith ('63-RIP) The death of a Bomber teammate is the loss of a family member. Pook was a key contributor on Bomber basketball teams that finished third in the state in 1962 and '63. His versatility, tenacity and unselfishness made him the consummate team player. He was not concerned about his own stats, just winning. Pook was renown for his willingness to use his fouls for full effect and he was cunning player who might claim intimate knowledge of his opponent's girlfriend to gain a psychological advantage. He absolutely refused to let the Bombers lose to rivals from Pasco or Kennewick even when we played without our star players. He was also at his best in the big games as evidenced when he led the 1963 state tourney in field goal percentage and was perfect at the free throw line. Anyone who spent five minutes around Pook knew there would be laughter. His distinctive laugh could be heard during brief chats in the halls at RHS, during an afternoon poker game, while duck hunting or on the bus returning from a game. Even our serious discussions eventually evolved into laughter. I was fortunate to talk on the phone with Pook two weeks ago when he was in the hospital. He told me that when he got out he would come to my place to join Ray Stein ('64) and I for a game. I now realize that he was just trying to make it easier for me to deal with his circumstances. This afternoon I will go out and shoot some baskets in my driveway, like I frequently do when facing a critical decision or dealing with a setback. I will stay out there until Pook shows up, as he promised, or least until I clearly hear my teammate laugh one more time. -Jim House ('63) ~ Mead, WA (Where the skY is clear and sunny, but it seems gloomy today) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Keith Hunter (Gold Medal Class of '63) Any one know anything as to the whereabouts of Homer Blackburn ('63)? -Keith Hunter ('63) ~ Now In North Carolina ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Dennis Hammer ('64) To: Betti Avant ('69) Re: Daniel Boone I am related to Daniel Boone also. (Long long story made short) Family tradition always said we were related to Daniel Boone. It took 35 years of off and on research and the Internet to find it. It all started with a picture of a great great grandmother born in 1821 and died in 1914. Her obituary said she was related to Daniel Boone. I had three of her grandparent's names, but did not know which one would be the link. Found on the Internet someone who had the fourth grandparent's name and it was Elizabeth Calloway. She had not heard of any relationship to Daniel Boone, but that name rang a bell with me from the reading I had done about Daniel Boone. Unfortunately for researchers, the Calloways liked to name a lot of their girls Elizabeth. My Elizabeth was the sister of Flanders Calloway who married Daniel Boone's youngest daughter Jemima. -Dennis Hammer ('64) ~ From the Wild Frontier of Kennewick No B'ars here, but I do have to fight off Lions from time to time ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Gary Behymer ('64) Item of interest? Hanford's A-bomb builders focus on the lives they saved... Americans are crazy... Ok... Ok... I've lost focus but came across this great story about golfing Richland Bombers (;-) Stulls' & Fletch please read! The 'Ponky' of the Pacific Northwest More Richland Bombers on this listing... from the past Wa-La-Moot-Kin Lodge More from Behymer... The Tale of the Hanford Sheep -Gary Behymer ('64) ~ Colfax, WA ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Bruce Strand ('69) Re: Daniel Boone Hey Betti Avant ('69), I guess that makes us related... via the "real" Daniel Boone. My grandfather (Mom's dad) was the son of Cassandre Boone and George Douglas. Cassandre was the great-granddaughter of Daniel Boone (Pioneer). I think that makes Daniel Boone my great-great-great-great-grandfather. Something like that - don't know if I have my "great" count correct. -Bruce Strand ('69) ~ Tempe, AZ - where the cooling trend remains for a couple more days (high 87 today), back to 94 by Thursday but still < 100... *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/12/05 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber funeral notice today: Curt Donahue ('53), Jim Armstrong ('63), David Rivers ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim Clancy ('52) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Roma Harrold ('57) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Shirley Sherwood ('62) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Curt Donahue ('53) Re: Daniel Boone Donna Bowers Rice ('63) is correct when she says anyone visiting Daniel's house would be impressed. It is a most outstanding place to visit. While waiting for the guide, I managed to snap several pictures before being told that photography is prohibited. The day we were there a wedding was being held in the chapel, so we were unable to see that. However, all the other buildings were interesting. Many people don't know that Daniel Boone was a surveyor and was responsible for surveying many areas of Kentucky and Missouri. -Curt Donahue ('53) ~ Federal Way, WA ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jim "Pitts" Armstrong ('63) Re: Hanford sheep To: Gary Behymer ('64) We of the Bomber Ag. Class took care of the Hanford sheep. They were purebred Suffolks (wool free all black heads). The flock was probably 50-75 head depending on the time of year. Mr. Evans and I went to Toppenish and purchased a replacement ram in 1962. During lambing season two guys would stay with the ewes and lambs during birth and afterward to see that they got a good start. They had us or the Ag. Farm manager watching them 24/7, until the last lamb was born. We also showed some of them at the Benton County Fair. I won first place for sheep herdsmanship the last year the school participated. That was a great time and a wonderful learning experience working at the Ag. Farm. We were required to work so many hours at the farm. 100 hours a year wasn't it George and Frank? Or was it per quarter? People teased us about the farm (120 acres) but those were my best memories of school. Made lots of great friends too. Some of us were there from 9th grade thru graduation. That was a sad day when they closed down the program. Regards Pitts ('63) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: David Rivers ('65) Re: Just one of those things Lack of Power, that was our dilemma. That's how it starts for him and for you. You know him... he's the kid everybody wants to be around. He's kinda manic at times and kinda depressive at others. He may be a he or a she. But he's usually the life of the party and fun to just spend time with. At times you can't get him out of bed and at others you can't turn him off. He usually excels at something and many excel at many things. From the time he was a little kid everyone always just dismissed it as "that's just the way he's always been". Often he shoots up the ladder of his chosen profession and is a very bright star. Often he will remain that way for most of his life. Then there are those of us who peak and become unemployable unless and until we find recovery. When he's good he's very very good but when he's bad he's awful. There's a drive inside that never gets met. There's always something that nags at him but can't be overcome. He carries his hurt with him wherever he goes. Usually something that shouldn't hurt at all. For me it was a red and white transistor radio. It was about Christmas of 1959 or 1960 and all I wanted in this world was a transistor radio. My dad had bought one for himself and I hoped that I would get his cast off for Christmas. That was his way... get the latest gadget and when he tired of it, it might become a present. I didn't get it... and instead, Brian Johnson ('65) and I walked over to Terry Davis' ('65) house listening to "It's Now Or Never" on BJ's transistor radio. Never got over that and never asked for anything else again. As time goes on, his behavior becomes more strained and those close to him often feel pain more than joy. It's a terrible thing to watch someone you love destroy themselves. Some refuse to acknowledge it as a disease and instead treat it as a moral issue. But the truth is, no matter how good he is inside, he can't stop because his body and his demons will not allow it. I have debated as to whether Drug addiction is the same as alcoholism because not everyone who abuses alcohol becomes alcoholic but almost everyone who abuses drugs long enough becomes addicted to them... but once that happens the argument becomes moot. Both drink or use against their will in the end. I have my two closest friends who share this "problem" with me. One from alcohol and one from cocaine. One has been sober 14 years and one clean for 2. After I sobered up almost 19 years ago, I pained and agonized for the other two. One saw me sober and found a way to join me... how I don't know since I cannot explain my own recovery. The other, a fellow who once made me stop the car on a busy L.A. freeway just so I could face him and look him in the eye when I answered the question "Are you my best friend?", finally told me to stay out of his life and never bother him with my AA crap again. I was able to face it because just a few short months before Kathie Roe ('64) and enlightened me about how "high maintenance" the relationship was... Here I was... a guy I thought well versed in the AA way of life and I couldn't see my own part in allowing him to continue in his downfall. The point of this is... for you out there suffering through someone else's suffering, you cannot make him or her better. It is not your fault. You didn't make him that way and only he has the power to recover. But he has little chance until his heart and soul can no longer stand the consequences. How does he do that? He must become willing. That, is the hardest thing he will ever do in his life. It makes Marine Corps Boot Camp and Viet Nam look like a piece of cake. How does he become willing? Only God knows the answer... but once the spark of willingness is found... it can be done. Hopefully he has not used up all those who love him before he finds the spark... but that isn't always the case. I've been told that some of us must die so that others can see the way to life. I believe it. I hate it but I believe it. If this gives one Bomber a ray of hope, it was worth the time to write it. -David Rivers ('65) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* ******************************************************* Funeral Notice >>"Pook" Smith ~ Gold Medal Class of '63 ~ 12/19/44 - 10/9/05 *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/13/05 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Frank Whiteside ('63), Leoma Coles ('63) Deedee Willox ('64), Linda Reining ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Wanda Wittebort ('53) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: David Edgar ('56) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Julie Alexander ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jerry Gilstrap ('83) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Frank Whiteside (Gold Medal Class of '63) Re: Hanford Sheep/memoirs of a pig farmer Like Jim "Pitts" Armstrong ('63), George Barnett ('63) and others, I spent many a cold night in the lambing shed awaiting the birth of many non-radioactive (I hope) lambs. As a four year "Aggie" I put in my 100 hours plus each year to complete the requirements of the Vocational Agriculture program. We worked hard at times and goofed off a bit when Bill or Andy, the two farm managers during that time, weren't around. While Pitts was dealing with his Hampshire (I think) Ewe, George and I were two of the cattlemen. I think Pitts' ewe was named "Dolly" (as I recall) which I believe was also the name of the famed clone sheep a few years back. While we were teased a bit about being "pig farmers" most of us really enjoyed ag and working on the farm. I know it got me in the best physical shape I had ever been in at that time. I could knock out a few thousand sit-ups without much trouble. I remember bucking a few thousand 200 lb. rain soaked wire bales of hay during the summer for less than 2 cents a bale. You either became a man quick or you died! Some of the bales were so heavy they sometimes would pull you off the sled, hooks and all! I have to confess that ag was the most practical and useful program that I ever took, including those in college. We learned small engine repair, welding and blacksmithing along with raising farm animals and crops (in addition to using farm equipment and judging animals and soil). We also had a great time each year as a group when Mr. Evans took us to Yellowstone Park in a small school bus for a week of fishing, camping and goofing off. Those were the days! -Frank Whiteside ('63) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Leoma Coles (Gold Medal Class of '63) Re: Pook Smith ('63-RIP) We will all remember him with fondest memories. It is hard to think about those that we lose as time goes by, but it reminds us of our short time here on earth. The class of '63 has always been special to those who remember all the good times we had, and where we are now, many years later, but, thanks to Maren are still in touch!! And to David Rivers ('65) Your comments about alcohol and drugs ring close to home, and I have been going to Al-anon because of my daughter's fiance, as well as my best friend. We have to learn that we cannot change how they are, but must go on and be there for support. I am just in the learning stage, since I have not had to deal with this before, other than my sister, who was gone from home and doing drugs at an early age, and has always been affected by the consequences of her actions. As you said, it is a disease, and it is hard to stand by and watch those that you love fall victim to the life of an alcoholic. I am trying not to be judgmental and keep a positive outlook for my own life. Since I currently live with my daughter and her fiance, and my granddaughter I have to do my best to take care of myself and stay out of their personal business. Soooo, on a personal note, I am headed to Reno next week on vacation, and very anxious to get away for a few days... wish me luck, and I hope the weather is good. Thinking of all you Bombers out there, while I turn 60 next week... -Leoma Coles ('63) ~ in Salem, OR - where it's getting pretty chilly in the mornings, but nice in the afternoons... ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Deedee Willox Loiseau ('64) To Donna Nelson ('63) Re: Hotel in Wenatchee with classic car sticking through the building There's a building in Spokane that had the back of the car on one side and the front of the car on the other side. What a riot! I loved it. I took pictures of it, but can't remember what kind of car it is or where the building is. Any Spokane Bombers care to enlighten us? -Deedee Willox Loiseau ('64) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Linda Reining ('64) To: David Rivers ('65) I agree 100% with what you said about addiction and the damage that it causes to people's lives. alcoholism runs in my family and in my former in-law's family, too. I had a problem with drinking in my 20s and early 30s (finally decided my girls were more important than that "little brown jug"). my first ex-husband died too young (he was 36) because of alcoholism, and he missed out on so much---never got to see his daughters grow up and turn into wonderful young women, with children of their own. I worried about my oldest daughter for a long, long time, as she had a problem with drinking, but she stopped the destruction before it took over her life. You write so touchingly, maybe your words will strike a chord in another hurting user and he/she will seek the help that they need and realize that life is worth living, clean and sober. Every user has to reach their own bottom and not everyone reaches it, alive. and yes, it is so very sad to see someone you love and care about go through this, but there is nothing any of us can do-- the user has to take responsibility for his/her own actions. -Linda Reining ('64) ~ Bakersfield, CA *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/14/05 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers and 1 NAB sent stuff: Dicksy Poe ('50), Wanda Wittebort ('53) John Adkins ('62), George Barnett ('63) Jill Butler ('63), Deedee Willox ('64) Gary Behymer ('64), Kirk Vitulli (NAB-Art Dawald's Grandson) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Dicksy Poe Creek ('50) To: David Rivers ("65) Your entry, "Just one of those things", on 10/12/05 was brave, compassionate, wonderful and beautiful. All who read it will benefit in one way or another. Makes me wish it had additional and wider audiences. Congratulations on your writing ability, your spark and your recovery. -Dicksy Poe Creek ('50) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Wanda Wittebort Shukay ('53) I would like to recommend the following book on addiction: "A Million Little Pieces" by James Frey. I just finished the book. I couldn't put it down, as it was so electrifying. There may be more books on this terrible disease, but this is the first I have read. I always knew I led a pretty sheltered life because I didn't know about drug problems and don't think I was ever around folks with this problem. If they had the problem, they hid it very well. I did know folks (relatives) that when they drank did pretty crazy things and knew that some of our classmates loved to drink. My closest addiction was cigarettes which in the '50s was considered a cool thing to do. Thank God I was able to break that habit (several times). Someone told me that if they knew they only had a year to live (or less) they would take up smoking again. I can understand that - they are very addictive. Remember that ole song "Smoke, smoke yourself to death..." Life is really beautiful and much better when one is sober. I always told my kids, I'd rather remember what we did the day before. So, on my 70th birthday [10/13/05]- I wish you all many more birthdays. -Wanda Wittebort Shukay ('53) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: John Adkins ('62) Re: Club 40 Photo Album The Club 40 weekend - The Class of '55 's 50th Reunion - The Class of '60's 45th Reunion - all together on one DVD Photo album, containing nearly 400 pictures. Made in DVD format, this will play on your TV with a DVD player attached, or on your computer with a DVD reader. Send me an e-mail with your Postal mailing address, and I will respond with my mailing address and I will send you a disc in the next day's U.S. Mail. The cost is $10.00 (including mailing costs). -John Adkins ('62) ~ Richland ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: George Barnett ('63) Re: Pook ('63-RIP) You will be missed, and David Rivers ('65) certainly hit the salient points. Re: Aggies I'm all too tempted to make crass remarks in reference to Jim Armstrong's ('63) sheep but unfortunately they would only come back to haunt me also. Ag class was a hoot, I also did the full four years and have never regretted that. Although I was about the only aggie who lived on a farm full time, out in West Richland, I still had to put in the required 100 hours of work at the "farm" anyway. In retrospect, I believe I personally learned more in Bill Evans "Ag" classes than any other classes including the ten years of collage at the University of Arizona. (That is per class room hour of course) Like "Pitts" already touched on, there was small engines, electrical wiring and installation, feeds and feeding of livestock, carpentry, welding, forge work, livestock breed recognition and judging, fitting and showing, along with all the other aspects of ranching/farming. Then of course the yearly trek to Yellowstone, and I really don't know how poor ole Bill Evans tolerated the antics of twenty plus unruly brats for two weeks. He truly had the patience of Job. I go to Yellowstone now and the changes in the park since 1959-1963 VS. current park facilities are dramatically different. We couldn't get away with drowning out gophers in the campground, or trying to "tag" a bear like ol' John Morris (long john) did up at Tower Falls campground. Great memories, but, I'm babbling on without direction. I'm outta here. Bye, Geo. -George Barnett ('63) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jill Butler Candler ('63) To: Pook ('63-RIP) Thank you for so many wonderful memories and the rest of it is life, and we all do the best we can. You were and are special and I will forever remember how you got together an event after Susan Nussbaum ('63), who was hurt so badly on a motorcycle. Because of you and your effort, you helped make her comfortable by helping put together enough money to buy her a television. And, Pook, no matter what happened later in your life, we had so much fun and so much mischief. James King ('63), Dick Boehning ('63), Monty Franklin ('63) and a whole car full of us would ride around town and get in so much trouble, but what fun we had. Pook, you were handsome, smart, charming, the best dancer and there wasn't a sport you weren't good at. I know I won't be able to make your memorial but I will always remember you. Dance in heaven and I know you will flirt with the angels. God love you and I will miss you. -Jill Butler Candler ('63) ~ Clarkston, WA - where I never thought I would end up, but happier than ever ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Deedee Willox Loiseau ('64) To: David Rivers ('65) Re: Alcohol & Drugs Wow! Thank you for sharing your journey with us. That takes courage. I had my own bout with alcohol quite young (took alcohol to school in pop bottles during the three weeks before I got kicked out of Chief Jo, where I was attending because Carmichael had already kicked me out). I was sent away for a couple years, separated from any access to alcohol, but when I got back home, I got right back into it. I didn't stop drinking until I was approx 30; now I don't touch it. I could blame my home environment, etc., but I made my own choices, such as they were, and I really can't blame anyone or anything else. Recovery is a process. Quitting was the easy part; it took a lot longer to heal from the wounds than it did to quit drinking. For many years after I quit drinking, I was extremely angry, filled with hostility toward anyone and everyone. My whole family, as well as friends, suffered my angry outbursts; I can't take that back, but I can make different choices now. I can explain recovery in one word - God! The reason AA works is because it is based on biblical principles. Whether you believe in God or not, the principles still work. I saw many people in recovery groups that were there more to complain than to heal; I found this frustrating. Eventually, a friend started a group in our church; we started out with 32 women and ended up with 5. We worked through the entire workbook, although it took us about 5 years. That is where my healing took place and I thank God for it. Your story will no doubt help others who are on the road to recovery, as well as those who have not yet started down that road. Thank you for sharing it. -Deedee Willox Loiseau ('64) ~ Burbank, WA - where the days are beautiful, the foliage is changing colors, and the heat of summer is past. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Gary Behymer ('64) Re: Pook Smith ('63-RIP) Take time to Sign Memorial Guestbook to honor our lost classmate -Gary Behymer ('64) ~ Colfax, WA ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Kirk Vitulli (NAB - Not A Bomber) To: Deedee Willox Loiseau ('64) Re: Car in building I think the building you are talking about in Spokane is the old Swackhamers restaurant. It is now the "Top of China" and is located at the corner of Division and Lincoln road in north Spokane. Can't remember the make or model of car? Sincerely, -Kirk Vitulli (Class of '74 North Central High, Spokane) Bomber in the blood [Art Dawald's Grandson] *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/15/05 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers sent stuff: Dick McCoy ('45), Pete Overdahl ('60) Gary Behymer ('64), Judy Campbell ('64) Linda Reining ('64), Bill Wingfield ('67) Greg Alley ('73) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kathie McGrath ('64WB) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sherrill Wiater ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Karla Bierlein ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rob French ('71) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* NOTE: Another editorial in the Tri-City Herald about our logo: ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Dick McCoy ('45) Re: Cruises To: Dave Brusie ('51) We were on the Dawn Princess the same time you were on Holland. We started in Fairbanks, AK, by train to Anchorage, AK, with several land stops along the way, and boated down to Vancouver, BC. It would have been wild to see you along the way! -Dick McCoy ('45) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Pete Overdahl ('60) To: DeeDee Willox Loiseau ('64) Re: Car Stuck in The Rooftop I have photos of the Red/Silver '57 Chevy stuck through the roof at the Restaurant across from the Motor Inn in Wenatchee. Inside is the Front end of the Red Chevy. protruding inward. It has a lot of fun items of this Era. The food and drinks are great there as well. Worth a stop the next time you are in Wenatchee. The Pink '57 Cadillac is on the pole outside of the Restaurant. -Pete Overdahl ('60) ~ till Living at the Home of The Richland Bombers!! ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Gary Behymer ('64) This one is a real treasure! Beautiful vintage unique '50s formal dress in excellent wearable condition! This dress was worn by the Prom Queen at a 1954 High School Graduation in Richland, Washington. Vintage '50s formal dress -Gary Behymer ('64) ~ Colfax, WA ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Judy Campbell Mires ('64) Re: My dear cousin, Pooker Obviously I have been remiss in reading my email. I didn't know my cousin, Pook, had passed away until Duke called me tonight. My heart is so sad. We have not been in touch since my mom passed away in 2000. I don't want to think about the man I talked to at my mom's funeral. I want to remember the handsome "cuz" that I always had a crush on. Because we were cousins from Oklahoma, the Smiths and the Campbells were close during our growing up years. We always spent the holidays together. Hal and Uncle Dave would come over and Big Hal would go downstairs to place bets with my dad on any and all sports and Unc would stay upstairs and visit with my mom. I ALWAYS had a crush on my handsome cousin. How could you not fall in love with those dimples and twinkling eyes? I was so proud to be related. I feel so bad that I did not try to keep in touch. I knew he had "problems" and so I avoided contact. My own life was eventful enough. Life, so to speak, intervened.... I just want to say that I love David George... the handsome young man who had so many gifts, so much potential. I will always remember the good times... his delivering papers with his beloved dog Zeke, his eating grapes with me at Thanksgiving counting the seeds, his evil plan with Don Gana... what a character. He was my youth, my heart, my family. I love you Pooker, Judy -Judy Campbell Mires ('64) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Linda Reining ('64) To: Leoma Coles ('63) Re: living with your daughter How long have you been living with your daughter and her family? I live with my oldest daughter and her family. It's a trip! course, this isn't exactly how I planned to be living at this stage of my life (I'll be 60 in January), but things happen that we can't always control. And, just like you said, have to stay out of their personal lives and try not to make waves. Kinda hard not to meddle, at times, but for the most part, we all get along and we don't get in each other's way too much. This is the second time I have lived with them... the first time, was for three years, when I was going through my second divorce... this time, it has been a year. I had to sell my house... just couldn't afford to keep it any longer. Now, we are trying to find property and then I will have my own little "mother-in-law" apartment on their property, but till then, I live in their home. I have the best son-in-law that anyone could ask for!!!! He offered their home to me the first time and he did it, again, the second time. Not sure what I did to deserve this kid, but I sure am glad my daughter found him!!!!!!! -Linda Reining ('64) ~ Bakersfield, CA - we are finally having cool temperatures... even supposed to get rain for the weekend. Yea!!! ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Bill Wingfield (The Blue Ribbon Class of '67) To: Dicksy Poe Creek ('50) What a cute name. I love it. Bill Wingfield (BRC 67) ~ Augusta, GA - but currently in Salt Lake City visiting my son Rich Wingfield (HHS) and his bride Eileen. Tomorrow headed up to Bomber Country to visit the rest of the Wingfield clan, and Don Andrews ('67) and new love of his life Jane are coming over for a visit. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Greg Alley ('73) Re: BOMBERS -Greg Alley ('73) ~ In great fall weather Richland. I have attended one Bomber football game. There were lots of kids there running around and having fun. The big difference between now and me running around with my buddies in the 60`s, about 75 percent of them have cell phones, and used them the whole game. *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/16/05 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bomber sent something today: Mike Davis ('74) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Judith Porter ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dave Hanthorn ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Twins: Carol & Claire Rediske ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Chuck Felder ('70) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Brian Belliston ('81) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Mike Davis ('74) When anyone starts preaching morals and what is right and what is wrong you need to look at only one thing...that simply is "Consider the source!" -Mike Davis ('74), Supporter of the Cloud *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/17/05 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff: Dona McCleary ('54), Jamie Worley ('64) Jeff Michael ('65), Pam Ehinger ('67) Mike Franco ('70), Greg Alley ('73) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Dona McCleary Belt ('54) Re: Club 40 2005 DVD Maren, I just finished reviewing the DVD I purchased from John Adkins ('62) from this year's reunion. It turned out great! John did an excellent job with the arrangement and the music!! I will be purchasing one for my friend Sharon Templeman Watts (55)... for appreciation of the wonderful job she did on her 50th Class Celebration. They would make nice Christmas gifts for our classmates. Everyone should have one!! Warmly, Friend Dona -Dona McCleary Belt ('54) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [I've ordered mine, Donna... can't wait for it to get here. -Maren] ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jamie Worley Hills ('64) Re: Editorials regarding the "Cloud" I have never been so proud as to have gone to Col-Hi (as it was called in our day). At every game to have seen our bomb placed on the basketball court or the football field brought so much pride to my heart. If there was ever one moment when I thought I really could go back in time, it was at R2K. I doubt if there is any other school in this country that has the ever lasting pride that we Richland Bombers share. Let us not forget who started the war. Let us not forget who ended the war. I live being proud of growing up a Bomber, I will die the same. I suggest that there are some people who have forgotten their history. Of course that is what we fought for, to give you the right to forget and disagree. My very best Bomber Wishes, -Jamie Worley Hills ('64) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jeff Michael ('65) Re: Alligator Tails Hey there Bombers and Bomberettes... Yes, I usually wax tongue-in-cheek... but not today. This is serious stuff I want to share with y'all. The Gulf Coast states got whomped! My wife and I watched CNN intensely as Katrina approached, invaded was followed by Rita. Neither of us have any close friends or family living there. We didn't know why we cared, but we did. While we watched, we began to feel called to leave the stands and walk on to the playing field. We were lucky in that there were several other members of our church that felt the same way. A group of a baker's dozen gathered to support a minister in Pascagoula, MS who is coordinating volunteer teams from all over the country. In our team was two married couples, a pastor, two sets of siblings and an even proportion males to females. The age span was 16 to over 60. We were united in our desire to help... we were not all of the same race or religious denomination. We drove to Seattle, flew to Gulfport-Biloxi and went to work. We ripped out soggy carpets, sheet rock, particle board flooring and fiberglass insulating. We removed pews, mattresses, office furniture, books and sound gear. We sprayed diluted bleach on mold, hung new sheet rock, replaced shingles and handed out aid packages to destitute folks that had lost most or all their stuff, homes, pets and even family members. More than that, we listened to the stories from grief-stricken survivors. We saw homes still standing that will be razed. We saw homes that the insurance companies haven't decided whether to repair or destroy. We saw families living beside empty slabs of concrete (formerly their homes) in FEMA-provided trailers. We saw nature's wrath wreaked on natural and manufactured habitat. We saw boats deposited miles from navigable waterways. We saw lawn tool sheds upside-down, hanging between trees. We saw more blue tarps than I ever saw in any marina... and they were in use on the roofs of homes, businesses and churches. We saw more than one building with a hand painted notice painted on the side that said "This store is being watched. Trespassers will be shot." We talked to the South East regional manager of McDonald's at an airport. He said half of the employees in the stricken area had simply disappeared. He could get the supplies to the outlets to get them up and running, but couldn't get them staffed well enough to offer full menus. We had people coordinating our work assignments that had lost their own homes! We drove by acres of piles of debris on the sides of every path, road and highway we travelled. Want to make a lot of money? Sell mattresses to the survivors and returning evacuees! Not into sales? Buy futures in sheet rock. Those are the two most common things in the debris piles. Then comes carpet, stuffed furniture and any other common household item you can think of. There is a Super Wal*Mart that we drove by several times each day as we went to and from our work sites. The parking lot was always full. We are told that they were turning $500,000 a day! And this was just the people that had $$! And such a dichotomy in the job market. There are thousands of people that lost their jobs (as in swept away) looking for work. There are thousands of employers that lost their staffs trying to find workers. "Now Hiring" signs front almost every business that is open and some that aren't yet open. And getting them together is not easy, if even possible. So, I have rambled on; I know. But just like those folks there, I have to tell the story to relieve the grief. What else can I do? Well, we plan to go back again, probably between Halloween and Thanksgiving. Wanna go? Wanna send stuff? We're sending stuff that was heading for a yard/garage sale. Don't like doing those anyway. We don't have any extra sheet rock or mattresses, but we have dishes, blankets and lots of other household stuff. When you've lost everything, everything that CAN be replaced is important. Our love and prayers are extended to all those impacted by this series of unfortunate events. dj jeff Michael ('65) in the Tri-Cities where it is definitely autumn and I am really enjoying it. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Pam Ehinger (The Blue Ribbon Class of '67) I'm so very proud to see the Bomb back on as the logo for our school! The Bomb brought peace and saved many more lives than people realize!! So keep showing our support of the Bomb and the Cloud! Go Bombers!! -Pam Ehinger (The Blue Ribbon Class of '67) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Mike Franco ('70) Ok, I have been out of touch for a while and when I read today's edition I find ONE entry and it is Mike Davis pontificating about morals and right and wrong!?!?!? This from the guy who DRIVES to Alabama or Mizzu or wherever??? I am concerned... deeply concerned... Other than that, life is good! Soludos and Bomber cheers everyone! -Mike Franco ('70) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Greg Alley ('73) To: Mike Davis ('74) Long live the cloud. -Greg Alley ('73) ~ It's a Cloudy day in Bomberville. *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/18/05 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers and 1 Bomber Spouse sent stuff: Anna May Wann ('49), Wife of Kent Hamrick ('53) Dave Hanthorn ('63), Claudia Stoffel ('68WB) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jack Lowrey ('49) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bob Chiles ('58) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Keith Hunter ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lynn-Marie Hatcher ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Robert Hinkle ('75) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Ann Thompson, aka Anna May Wann ('49) To: Jeff Michael ('65) All I can say is I am so proud of you, your family and friends, for volunteering your services. If I were younger, I might think of joining you, but doubt if I could be of much help. We hear so many tales of the people not being appreciative of the help being given to them, but it sounds like you are meeting the other side of the coin. Good luck to you and God Bless!! Pappy, is that where your elves have gone, to help Jeff and family? To: John Adkins ('62) I echo Dona McCleary Belt's ('54) comments on the disc. It is great (and the check is in the mail) Also see where another alumni is running for City Council again in Redmond, Pat Vache ('60) good luck, Pat. -Ann Thompson, aka Anna May Wann ('49) ~ Another day of wind, but I didn't see any rain today in the little town of Bothell north of Redmond. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Pat Hamrick, spouse of Kent Hamrick ('53) Thanks to Jeff Michael ('65) for his very honest remarks about the gulf coast after Katrina. We here in Slidell, LA also had damage but thankfully our house here was spared. We lost the family house in Pass Christian, MS and feel that loss. Again thankfully the structure was covered by flood insurance and we hope to recoup our investment there. So many have had and still have it much worse here. We have a lot to be grateful for. Most of the help we have seen coming in has come from private organizations, mostly church based. The most needed supplies for the folks on the coast seem to be the basics of life. Food and shelter. They appear to have an abundance of clothing donated in the area. Workers to help with the repairs are really the greatest help. It is grueling work to remove carpet, sheet rock and insulation but rewarding to see progress being made. The hands-on volunteers are the most appreciated folks here. Thanks to all of them and to the folks they leave at home to keep their own home fires burning. -Pat Hamrick, spouse of Kent Hamrick ('53) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Dave Hanthorn (The Gold Medal Class of '63) Re: Trivia Quiz What do the following diverse items have in common? Answer in tomorrow's Sandstorm 1. The Aqualung 2. The ball point pen 3. Casper the Friendly Ghost 4. The cell phone 5. Computer software 6. The hypodermic needle 7. Silly Putty 8. The Slinky 9. The Tootsie Roll 10. Tupperware 11. The transistor 12. Worldwide satellite communications -Dave Hanthorn (The Gold Medal Class of '63) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Claudia Stoffel ('68WB) Re: ZIPLOC OMELETS Description: Wouldn't this be fun -- to have a ZIPLOC PARTY?? Prepare all the ingredients: even a couple of far-out choices! Like anchovies, or tiny shrimp, even vegetables. Have a couple of people bring coffee cake... a couple more bring fruit -- Tea, coffee, or? CHAMPAGNE anyone?? and OFF to a fun party! Ingredients: Each serving: Crack 2 eggs (large or extra-large) into the bag (not more than 2) shake to combine them. Put out a variety of ingredients such as: different cheeses, ham, bacon, sausage, onion, green pepper, mushrooms, tomato, seasonings, etc. Each guest adds prepared ingredients of choice to their bag and shakes it. Make sure to get the air out of the bag and zip it tight. Place the bags (zipper part to the top for best results in rolling out) into LARGE POT with rolling, boiling water for exactly 13 minutes. You can usually cook 6-8 omelets in a large pot. For more, make another pot of boiling water. Open the bags and the omelet will roll out easily. Be prepared for everyone to be amazed! Have your toppers like: guacamole, sour cream, salsa, etc. -Claudia Stoffel ('68WB) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/19/05 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Missy Keeney ('59), John Adkins ('62), Dave Hanthorn ('63) Doug Ufkes ('68), Kathie Moore ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jeanie Turner ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Larry Davis ('80) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Missy Keeney ('59) Re: Quartet show Maren, Just want to get the information our there that this Saturday, October 22nd at 7:30pm Rolling Hills chorus is hosting a performance entitled FOUR FOR THE SHOW. This will feature the three quartets (including The Radiations) from the chorus and two from the men's Columbia River Chordsmen chorus. The featured quartet will be a women's quartet from Seattle called UNPLUGGED who have been in the top ten quartets at Sweet Adelines International competitions for the last 3 years. It will be held at the First Church of the Nazarene on Jericho Road in Richland. UNPLUGGED will be here all week end to coach the quartets and chorus and the show is to help pay some of the cost of the coaching. Also, a portion of the proceeds will go to Breast Cancer Research since October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Ticket cost is $10. Hope to see some Bombers there. We have always had great support from our Bomber family! I love the omelet party idea!! -Missy Keeney ('59) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: John Adkins ('62) The Club 40 weekend - The Class of '55's 50th Reunion - The Class of '60's 45th Reunion - all together on one DVD Photo album, containing nearly 400 pictures. Made in DVD format, this will play on your TV with a DVD player attached, or on your computer with a DVD reader. Send me an e-mail with your Postal mailing address, and I will respond with my mailing address and I will send you a disc in the next day's U.S. Mail. The cost is $10.00 (including mailing costs). -John Adkins ('62) ~ Richland ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Dave Hanthorn (The Gold Medal Class of '63) Re: Trivia quiz [10/18 Alumni Sandstorm] I have added a couple of items to yesterday's list that should make it a dead give-a-way to anybody that hasn't already figured it out. 1. The Aqualung 2. The ball point pen 3. Casper the Friendly Ghost 4. The cell phone 5. Computer software 6. The hypodermic needle 7. Silly Putty 8. The Slinky 9. The Tootsie Roll 10. Tupperware 11. The transistor 12. Worldwide satellite communications 13. The atomic bomb 14. Most of the Gold Medal Class of 1963 Yep, that's right, all of these things were "born" in the great year of 1945! Where would the world have been without that year? Bomber smiles, -Dave Hanthorn (GMC '63) (born Oct. 16, 1945) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Doug Ufkes ('68) Arizona Bombers, It has been several weeks since I wrote to you all regarding our next "Arizona Bomber Reunion" . Seven folks have replied and 2 of them got the info from the Sandstorm and are new to the list. I have had one suggestion for having it in the Tempe area and one suggestion for the Casa Grande area in November, Jan, or Feb. and all seven have expressed interest in having an "All Arizona Reunion" instead of just a Tucson One. One lady from Scottsdale indicated there was another Bomber that is not on my list who may be interested. But I need more input and more replies and more interest and more people as the more the merrier etc., so Bruce, Barbara, Douglas, Penny, Connie, Bonnie, George and Dianne, thank you for you replies, the rest of you Arizona Bombers write to me and let's get together for lunch... it was fun the last time... it will be even funner if more folks showed up, doncha think? -Doug Ufkes ('68) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Kathie Moore Adair ('69) Re: Baggie Omelets We have a friend in Bay City, TX (actually she is an old girlfriend of Jimmie's) and she sent us this same recipe for Baggie Omelets. We just had a small family reunion and we tried them. Our cousin tried it out at home first to make sure that it would work. They worked great. We did them for 16 people. You have to be careful not to put too many baggies in the boiling water, and you must keep the water boiling. We had a blast. Write your name on them with a Sharpie. Time them. Put it all in the baggies, squish it all up and boil it. Make sure to use freezer baggies, they are tougher in the boiling water. Don't use too much cheese or fresh tomatoes, makes more liquid. They turned out great and everyone loved them. Rolls right out of the baggie as a perfect omelet. We had some skeptics, but they turned out good. Try them, you'll like them. -Kathie Moore Adair ('69) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/20/05 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 11 Bombers sent stuff: Ken Ely ('49), Jim Jensen ('50) Dave Brusie ('51), Dick Pierard ('52) Bob Rector ('62), Helen Cross ('62) Tom Hemphill ('62), Freddie Schafer ('63) Gary Behymer ('64), Anita Fravala ('73) Brad Upton ('74) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Carolynn Hamilton ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marilyn Baird ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Leo Webb ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sue Oberg ('79) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Ken Ely ('49) Re: Update on Betty Ely King ('47) Betty had a minor set-back recently and had blood clots in her lung and heart. They have been dissolved and she is going back into Physical Therapy. She has some movement in her left leg and hopefully, she will recover fully. Her son, Rick Trainor ('69) is in Richland for a few more days visiting her. Two of her granddaughters and her two great- grandchildren were there over the week end. Kathy ('62) is keeping me informed. -Ken Ely ('49) ~ Orangevale, CA where we will be having our Sacramento Area Bomber luncheon on Friday. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jim Jensen ('50) Re: Place Names Help appreciated!!! During my short term (1951-'52) "in the areas" at Hanford I worked in two locations. The first was dubbed "MJ4" by Atkinson & Jones Construction Company (my employer). My tour there was brief - so short in fact that I barely had time to become familiar with my surroundings. The second location was called "100-C" by the very same A&J. The building where I worked was situated on one side of a wide, dusty road. I watched the construction of the actual "plant" underway on the other side of the road. My father was an engineer, employed by G.E., engaged in several aspects of the construction. During lunch periods my dad sometimes escorted me near the less sensitive areas of construction, explaining, e.g., the functions of the "pump house" - a massive, round structure; how the cooling water was driven through huge sluices down to the building which housed the pile; etc. Dad never told me the G.E. designation for the 100-C plant. Does anyone know the eventual names of the reactors in the areas which were termed MJ4 and 100-C by A&J? Bomber cheers, -Jim Jensen ('50) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Dave Brusie ('51) To: Dick McCoy ('45) It would have been fun to run into you on the Cruise. Great time was had by the two of us. We saw the Sapphire Princess on our Cruise, but not yours. -Dave Brusie ('51) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Dick Pierard ('52) Thanks to Missy Keeney ('59) for her comments about the upcoming Barbershop show. Y'all should go--you'll have a great evening, so says her favorite Boston Barbershopper, -Dick Pierard ('52) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Bob Rector ('62) Re: Sunset Picture -Bob Rector ('62) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) I was off-line for 9 days while I was on a fun-filled trip to Traverse City, Michigan with a 75 year old California friend of mine. We went to visit a mutual 87 year old friend there, and along the way we laughed and ate, and had such fun while seeing some of the beauty of that state. I did get to rock on the porch of the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island, and ate the best fish dinner in my life at Aundi's in Mackinaw City. No wonder I could never figure out the correct spelling, I didn't realize that both are correct for their area. Saw some great sunsets and sunrises and fall color along the way. We had less that a half hour of rain and mostly sunshine all the time, and often shirt sleeve weather while viewing wonderful lakes and beaches. We are working on a list of our top ten things of our trip there, but it's hard to narrow it down. We did eat our best hamburger ever at the Village Tavern in Frankenmuth, a place rather like our Leavenworth [WA] German Village, and that is the best hamburger except for those I remember from Miner's in Union Gap I believe, near Yakima. They have their Indian names and folklore too, like we have ours. My personal favorite spot of course, was Holland, Michigan, where I got my fix of wooden shoes, delft, and other things Dutch, to remind me of my year as an exchange student in Holland, Holland in l962-'63. We came back to Indiana via Elkhart, Indiana where we spent our last night at a cute cottage owned by a single gal who has every cute, Mary Engelbreit thing possible in that place. A cute chick place. And the view was fantastic. Came home to California weather here in the 70s and sunshine, and not much fall color here yet. I'm starting to think of our 45th reunion for the class of '02, and I am definitely interested in a Bomber cruise.... -Helen Cross Kirk ('62) ~ West Harrison, Indiana - in the house by the little lake where I am trying to find space for all the bargains I found along the way. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Tom Hemphill ('62) Re: 1945 Trivia To: Dave Hanthorn (The Gold Medal Class of '63) Hey Dave, you had the Aqualung listed as an invention in 1945. According to the references that I have, Jacques Cousteau is credited for that invention in 1943. That's Ok, however, because perhaps some of the GM Class of '63 may have been born in '43? -Tom Hemphill ('62) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Freddie Schafer ('63) Happy birthday to Kathy Rathvon. You are one of the ones who makes the class of '63 golden. Welcome to the big 60 and you wear it well. my friend. -Freddie Schafer ('63) ~ from wet Vancouver, USA ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Gary Behymer ('64) Re: Richland, WA, and the Bomb by Paul Wilmot Shuster Did I send this earlier? Re: 1966 Chief Jo I have a very nice copy of the 1966 Warrior (Yearbook from Chief Jo) that may interest someone from the Col-Hi Class of 1969? Email me if you would like this 'blast from the past.' (No cost.) -Gary Behymer ('64) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Anita Fravala Griffin ('73) Re: Arizona Reunion To: Doug Ufkes ('68) My husband was just transferred to Scottsdale for a couple of years. I would be very interested in coming to an Arizona lunch! Keep me posted! -Anita Fravala Griffin ('73) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Brad Upton ('74) To: Houston Bombers I will be headlining the Laff Spot in Houston, Nov. 16-20th. Don't get confused... There is a club in Houston called the Laff Stop and there is one called the Laff Spot... I will be at the SPOT. I haven't been there before so I don't know that much about location, etc. It's all at Hope to see some Houston Bombers there. I'll be at Giggles in Seattle this Friday and Saturday... this time next week I'll be in St. Thomas sipping on a Red Stripe and looking for Mike Davis. -Brad Upton ('74) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/21/05 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Betty Hiser ('49), Dave Hanthorn ('63), Freddie Schafer ('63), Jim Hamilton ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sandra Witherup ('59) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Connie Foster ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lucy Foster ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jenny Anguiano ('98) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Betty Hiser Gulley ('49) To: Ken Ely ('49): Please tell your sister hi for me and I certainly wish her well. Is she still in the hospital or is she at home? I don't go visit people in the hospital as I spent too much time in the hospital as a child (and adult). I only visit people in the hospital if I know they are going to die in the next day or two or they are relatives. I had a boss I thought the world of and he was in a very bad car accident and wasn't expected to live. He called me one day at work and said, "Well I know I'm not dying - you haven't been to see me." I didn't dare go visit him after that. To: Jim Jensen ('50) Although I have lived here 61 years and worked out in the area for 31 years I knew nothing of A&J except for the houses they build in Richland. (I also worked in 700 Area for 4 years and 300 Area for a year.) Was MJ4 near 100-C? 100-C and 100-B were considered an area. 100-C did not have as many buildings in it as 100-B, was newer than 100-B. They started building the K Areas (KE and KW) in the early part of the 1950s - that was the next area over from B/C. My dad worked at 105-KE and took me through the building before it went critical and I had a Q clearance and could get into any part of the Ks. To: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) I had my first Miner's hamburger last year. YUM! Someone called AOL and canceled my account so I had to call the Fraud Department to find out what the heck was going on. Had to pick out a new password, etc. Someone must like me??? I am still having trouble with my email. I have tried to send messages and they keep messing up. -Betty Hiser Gulley '49er - south/government Richland. Days getting shorter, weather is beautiful, and we have had more rain for the month of October than normal. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Dave Hanthorn (The Gold Medal Class of '63) Re: 1945 Trivia To: Tom Hemphill ('62) Tom, you are absolutely correct and I was misinformed. Jacques Cousteau did invent the Aqualung in 1943, not 1945. So scratch one from the list. But here is one to add; hypertext, a precursor to the Internet, was invented in 1945: So, 1945 remains a pretty remarkable year after all. Bomber Cheers, -Dave Hanthorn (GMC '63) ~ from cloudy Mercer Island, WA where I am already missing the sun, and am not looking forward to the long wait for Spring) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Freddie Schafer (Gold Medal Class of '63) Happy Birthday to the Foster girls: Lucy ('65) and Connie ('63)... saves on email and stamps... both wonderful people being born on the same day. One of you turns 60 but I won't tell which. -Freddie Schafer (Gold Medal Class of '63) ~ from sunny Vancouver, USA ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jim Hamilton (Gold Medal Class of '63) Re: Pook Smith ('63-RIP) Memorial Bench Ever since I received the phone call from Hal ('56) a week ago Sunday, telling me that Pook had passed away, I've thought about an appropriate memorial for Pook. I'm thinking about something permanent, that will also give us all an opportunity to visit and check in with Pook to let him know we're doing OK. After some considerable conversations with many of Pook's friends, we came up with the idea of purchasing a Memorial Bench to be installed down along the Columbia River. Of course it would have to he in the Southend of town, where so many of our Pook stories start and end. Maribeth says that often she and Pook would stop by Zip's, buy some burgers and go down by the river. Me, I used to go to the Bus Depot with Pook, play the pin balls until we ran out of nickels and then go down by the river and talk about Baseball, Girls and where we were going to live when our folks caught us smoking. If you would like to participate in purchasing the Pook Smith Memorial Bench, I would invite you to send your check made out to: GESA - Pook Smith Memorial Fund and mail it to: GESA attn: Roger Fishback PO Box 500 Richland, WA 99352 We would also appreciate your thoughts about what we should put on the plaque. Pook was a unique guy, an icon of our youth and something different to each of us. Hopefully we will all be able to muster when the bench is installed for an opportunity to say good bye to Pook and hello to each other. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me at any time. jimbeaux -Jim Hamilton (Gold Medal Class of '63) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/22/05 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bombers and 1 NAB sent stuff: Chuck Crawley ('67), Don Sorenson (N A B), BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Leoma Coles ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Trisha Saucier ('77) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Chuck Crawley ('67) Hi Maren, I was just sent an email article from the Madison (Wisconsin) Capital Times that happens to be written by Dave Zweifel. It also lists Dave Zweifel as editor of The Capital Times. I'm wondering if this is the Dave Zweifel from the Bomber class of '66? Older brother of Cheryl (RHS '67)? Any body know? How many Zweifels could there be? -Chuck Crawley ('67) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Don Sorenson (N A B) Re: MJ4 Answer for Jim Jensen ('50) Jim, The MJ4 you refer to is a code name. I believe there is a couple of other MJ numbers for other projects. However I believe MJ4 is the code for either 234-5 or REDOX projects. I will have to look at other records to be sure. The REDOX building was the first solvent extraction facility built at Hanford. It was needed to keep up with the increased plutonium production form the 100 areas. I think 100-H was being built at the same time. 234-5 building of course made weapons cores from the plutonium being produced. I have a strong suspicion that the MJ numbers were not used for reactor construction.. Hope this helps. If you like you can contact me. -Don Sorenson (N A B) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/23/05 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Mary Ray ('61), Jeff Michael ('65), Lynn Dodson ('66) Shirley Collings ('66), Mary Jane Smith ('70) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jean Eckert ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Tim O'Neil ('76) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Mary Ray ('61) I've done a lot to my web site since I first put it up in April. I've added more poems and put graphics on all of the poem pages, plus I've added a political humor section and a rhyming political blogging forum, which I hope will generate interest as the traffic on my site picks up. Also an America, Love It or Leave It section with the origins of holiday traditions and the lyric to our national songs. I hope you will visit if you haven't already or visit again to check out the changes. The biggest challenge with any web site is getting the word out, so any help there is always appreciated. The web site address is as follows: Bomber comments are always welcome. When writing me, please put Richland Alumni in the subject line so I don't mistakenly delete your email along with my massive dose of daily spam. Have a great day! -Mary Ray ('61) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jeff Michael ('65) Re: 234-5 To: Don Sorenson (NAB) Once more, through an indirect source, I learn a bit more about what my Dad did when I was a kid. He was an "operator" in 234-5 and he still doesn't talk about work to anyone that didn't work with him. He's 85 now, recently remarried. Mom died a bit over two years ago after 7 years dealing with Alzheimer's. Dad did used to talk about wearing SWP clothing and cleaning-up crap. Guess they now are digging-up and repackaging the stuff he stuffed in barrels in the '50s and '60s! Crazy world. dj jeff Michael ('65) ~ in the Tri-Cities where we have the penultimate autumn Saturday! ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Lynn Dodson Stedman ('66) To: Chuck Crawley ('67) Re: Zwiefel sighting David Zwiefel from the class of '66 is a dentist in Richland. -Lynn Dodson Stedman ('66) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) To: Chuck Crawley: ('67) Strange as it seems David Zweifel ('66) is a dentist in Richland. I don't have an email address for David, but I'm sure he would enjoy your story! -Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) ~ Richland where we are having a beautiful fall day. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Mary Jane Smith Poynor ('70) Re: Davis Zweifel ('66) Thought I'd chime In with a response to Chuck Crawley's ('67) email regarding David Zweifel ('66). The Zweifel family lived across the street from me for all the years I lived on Howell St. and it's fun to see a familiar name in the Sandstorm. David was a dentist in Richland when I moved away many years ago. I got to connect with his folks a few years back at my mom's memorial service. They were quite family! I had a "small world" experience the other day - it's fun to think of how lives cross! The hospital where I work was having their accreditation survey and one of the surveyors and I had a bit of time to chat between meetings. She had mentioned that she had lived and worked in Eastern Washington so I asked where. Come to find out she worked at Kennewick General years ago and married a '66 Bomber grad, Mike Sheeran. We had a "few remember" when memories before she had to move on to her next appointment. -Mary Jane Smith Poynor ('70) ~ Anchorage, AK - where we expect snow real soon - Alaska rain today and the mountains have a heavy cloud cover - I expect we'll see snow farther down as soon as they lift. *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/24/05 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers and 1 NAB sent stuff and 1 Bronc funeral notice today: Betty Hiser ('49), Jim Jensen ('50) Jim Hamilton ('63), David Rivers ('65) Jeff Michael ('65), Don Sorenson (NAB) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim "Pitts" Armstrong ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Steve Rector ('69) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* ...from the Editor Re: Hurricane Wilma - First Picture ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Betty Hiser Gulley ('49) To Jeff Michael ('65): If you keep asking questions to the Alumni Sandstorm, you will eventually get any answer. Although I never worked in 234-5 Building I did help order all of the materials to build the building. Some people still will not talk about working on the project because it was so secret. Now we don't have to worry. Saw in the paper where Fred Rutt, Jr. died ('44-RIP). His sister, Pat, graduated in my class ('49). -Betty Hiser Gulley - 49er - south/government Richland - our first fog of the year. BOO HISS! ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jim Jensen ('50) Re: The Areas To: Betty Hiser Gulley ('49) Thanks for the "area" info that you provided on 10/21. I have no idea how close MJ4 was to 100-C. The only thing that I remember clearly is getting on the right bus at the terminal on the north side of town. The ride to work offered little in the way of scenery. Rather than look at the sage brush I usually read, napped, played cards or talked with fellow riders. When you mentioned a "Q" clearance that rang a bell. I didn't have one. I think I was granted a "P" clearance... or something similar to that. I never really appreciated the incredible size and yet the remarkable intricacy of a structure which housed a pile until much later in life. Dad was engaged in the construction of a plant in Connecticut in the early '70s and on one occasion, fairly early in the process, he conducted a tour for me. The actual "room" for the pile appeared to be a gigantic cup - perhaps more like a huge, unfinished amphitheater. We were walking around the edge on scaffolding looking down into the lower half of the structure. The masses of semi-installed, stainless pipe that we viewed way down at the bottom must have weighed many tons. Some of the valves that we saw at various levels were motor-driven and were at least eight- feet - ID. Just the flanges for those valves looked as though they might weigh tons. The place was truly awesome. -Jim Jensen ('50) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jim Hamilton (Gold Medal Class of '63) Another one name Icon from the Gold Medal Class of 63 turns 60 today. Happy Birthday Pitts... there ain't no better friend out there, although he was a lot more entertaining when he could blow cigarette smoke out his tear ducts. Not a lot of people know he was the "Original Curtis James", quite possible the most notable Cracker soul singer, before Michael Bolton. jimbeaux -Jim Hamilton (Gold Medal Class of '63) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: David Rivers ('65) Re: Big Kid's birthday (10/24) Do you know the real words to Louie Louie? He (the birthday boy) does... Sax whaaaaaaaaail Bbbbbbbbbbbaaaaaaaa ba ba ba..bababa ba ba Weeeeeeeeeeeeellllllllllllllllll a Louie, Louie, me gotta go Louie, Louie, me gotta go. Fine little girl, she wait for me. Me catch the ship for across the sea. Me sail the ship all alone. Me never thinks me make it home. Louie, Louie, me gotta go. Louie, Louie, me gotta go. Three nights and days me sailed the sea. Me think of girl constantly. On the ship, I dream she there. I smell the rose in her hair. Louie, Louie, me gotta go. Louie, Louie, me gotta go. Me see Jamaican moon above. It won't be long, me see me love. I take her in my arms and then. Me tell her I never leave again. Let's give it to 'em right now!!!!!!!!! Louie, Louie, me gotta go. Louie, Louie, me gotta go He knows the real version doesn't start with a guitar... it is played by guys who know the words, the tempo and the music... It also doesn't start with : "Grab your woman... it's a Louie Louie Time!" But if we hadda choose a second best that would probably be it... he knows those guys that come to Richland every year got lucky... (tho I personally still love their version of "Death of an Angel") He knows that when Buck Ormsby and Kent Morrill got together the greatest band in Northwest History (he may say the best band in history period) was formed and ruled the Castle before Hendrix emerged from Garfield High to stake his claim... He knows how shocked I was when one of my classmates did a video for one of our reunions and opened with the Portland imitation version of Louie Louie (oh saints preserve us) he knows that Rockin' Robin Roberts was thought to be the class Nurd till he got on stage... he knows where I can find the most obscure recordings and how much to pay for them... he knows all this and lots more... he is the one... the only... Pitts! HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY BUD AND YOURS... JIM "PITTS" ARMSTRONG ('63)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David Rivers ('65) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jeff Michael ('65) Re: Small World Experiences To: Mary Jane Smith Poynor ('70) Love those small world stories. Here's one of a different kind. I had some odd jobs that needed to be done around my house and my pastor's son wanted to make some bucks. After he finished, I took him to a Mexican restaurant for dinner... the restaurant shares its building with a car parts store in Pasco. As we approached the door, my young friend allowed as how this was the place where his mom and dad got married! Once upon a time, the building was a church. I was certainly surprised. I asked the restauranteer and he said he knew about the building's past in general. I also hadn't known my pastor grew up here. Yup, it's a small world after all. -dj jeff Michael ('65) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Don Sorenson (N A B) To: Jeff Michael ('65) Jeff, I knew your dad when he worked at 234-5. This was in the early '80s. The activities that took place in that building were incredibly classified. However much of that work was stopped in 1965. The production of "buttons", reclamation of plutonium from commercial ventures, Pu oxide, ZPPR metal, scrap recovery, incineration of wastes & subsequent recovery of Pu from those wastes. Those are just a few of the activities that took place in -5. Your dad had a hand in all those in one way or another. A fellow I know in Benton City had done some sketches of workers "in action". I've attached one for you to view. The last time I saw your father was in Kadlec Hospital about 6 years ago. A question for you. What year did your dad start in -5? Lastly, the work performed in 234-5 really put the "point" on America's sword of defense. These men and women really enjoyed their work and the can-do attitude has been manifested to me when I interview them. One story you might find interesting one day a couple of gentlemen arrived at the plant to pick up one of the "products" in a station wagon. After signing for it they drove off. A few months later the report came back, it was tested in the Pacific. Just one of the many quirky things that took place in 234-5. It's no surprise he does not talk about his work. Don Sorenson N A B ******************************************************* ******************************************************* ******************************************************* Funeral Notice >>Frederick Rutt, Jr. ('44) ~ 10/13/26 - 10/20/05 *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/25/05 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff: Betty Hiser ('49), Millie Finch ('54) Jim Armstrong ('63), Jim Hamilton ('63) Gary Behymer ('64), Doug Ufkes ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Barbara Franco ('67) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Betty Hiser Gulley ('49) To: Jim Jensen ('50). It took me 15 years before I learned to sleep on those buses. I looked at the scenery (if it was day light) - not like being in a city where the scenery changed each day. I read and studied (took many classes from CBC), watched people (I can and did lip read), saw people knit and crochet, read, play cards (poker and bridge), froze to death and burned up, I talked and learned things, etc. I remember there was a man who sat at his window (just past Uptown) on Jadwin and he would wave at all the buses that went by. Some one said he had worked on the Project and was injured - everyone would try to wave at him as we went by. A group that I was supporting (word processing technician) gave me a party on my 35-year anniversary. Those people were computer whizzes and one of them made a bus and put at the bottom: "Betty has ridden the Hanford buses 635,000 miles". I turned around and said, "That's why I have a big butt." Isn't that amazing? The two closest things we had as accidents in all those years was we hit a deer going to D Area one day - it damaged the left side of the bus (not the drivers side). When we got off the bus the light was going back and forth like you see in cartoons. The other was when we started around the Y barricade toward B Area we did a 360 turn in the road. It was slicker than greased lightning. One other time when it snowed they let us go home early and the bus got stuck at the garage at B Area and everyone got out and pushed to bus out of the snow. To: David Rivers ('65) - thanks for the words to Louie Louie. That was after my time and the old magazine The Hit Parade (or Parader) had ceased to be so I never did learn the words. Does anyone remember the magazine - it only had words to songs (no music)? -Betty Hiser Gulley '49er - south/government Richland. Getting cooler. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Millie Finch Gregg ('54) Maren - I don't think this Stan Smith was a Bomber. In the obit it mentions that he was stationed in the Army in the '50s, etc. I could have misunderstood it, but my guess would be NAB! Cheers friend, -Millie Finch Gregg ('54) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jim "Pitts" Armstrong (Gold Medal Class of '63) Re: Music Seen on a bumper sticker recently. "You're not too old. The Music does suck!!!" Amen!!! Pitts (63) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jim Hamilton (Gold Medal Class of '63) Re: Pook Smith ('63-RIP) So here's the real story -jimbeaux ----- Original Message ----- From: Maribeth Smith To: Jim Hamilton Subject: Pooker Your email was forwarded to me and his brother by Jim. Though I love his answer, the story I was told from Pook (and the rest of his family) is about his small birth size. Pook's family was from Oklahoma. When he was born he weighed about six pounds but had skin for a much bigger baby. His grandfather said he looked like an Arkansas bullfrog and another relative said he looked like a pooker...runt of the litter. Pooker stuck. He was Pooker David to the family and later just Pook. By the way, he grew to be 6'3"...some runt! Thank you for the opportunity to tell this old story again. I miss him. Mrs. "Pook" Smith ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Gary Behymer ('64) Re: Pre-Hanford - Richland, WA historic homes Re: Bauer Day Homes I haven't read much of anything on Bauer Day homes. Anyone have a floor plan? GOOD photo? Live in one? Did they have a basement? -Gary Behymer ('64) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Doug Ufkes ('68) Ok fellow Bombers, after much consideration and some input from several Bombers out there I have come up with the following "All Arizona Richland Bomber Luncheon" I have 2 dates in mind and have tried to pick a place that is central for as many of us as possible but, as you may realize, trying to please everyone is like trying to herd cats. The Place is the Harrah's Ak-Chin Casino east of Phoenix on I-10 and the time is 12:00 noon, the dates are Sunday Nov. 13, 2005 for the first one and Sunday March 12, 2006 for the second one. Now I would like all of you to please respond and tell me what date or dates you will attend, it will be nice to get an accurate head count and I would love to see you all be able to come to both of them but I know this may not be possible but stillthe more the merrier. I know some of you "snowbird" here in AZ. And will not be able to make both of them but you have all expressed interest so here is you chance to all get together. I have attached a list of all the Richland Bombers that have written to me and expressed interest, please fill in any blanks for me so I have all your information. This list can be used to call or write to each other and maybe form a car pool type thing to make it to these 2 functions. Finally, I am in the process of contacting the Casino and find how to "make reservations" for a group that could number between 20 and 30, there are 42 on the attached list, everyone listed has expressed interest. I hope to hear from the casino soon and when I do I will pass that one to each and every one of you. If it costs anything for that number of people, I will pay the bill and collect from you on the date we all get together. Thank you for allowing me to do this and I hope to see you all soon. You can get directions from the Harrah's Web site, I just typed "ak chin" in the Google search engine -Doug Ufkes ('68) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/26/05 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Jim Jensen ('50), Lois Weyerts ('56) Jan Bollinger ('60), Gary Behymer ('64) Jeff Michael ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sally Sheeran ('58) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jim Jensen ('50) Re: Houses To: Gary Behymer ('64) You seem to have a lock on a great many facets of Richland history. Your 10/25 posting on old houses is no exception. Thank you for sharing these things with the rest of us. As I looked at the pictures you provided I was hoping A. E. (Al) Smith's place on George Washington Way might be among them. His was a white, frame home with a screened-in front porch. I don't recall the address, but it was away from downtown on the south end. Al was the Seattle PI guy. For years he drove a small panel truck bearing the printed logo: "Read It in the PI." My friend, Bill Hinson ('50-RIP), and I had paper routes under Al's watchful eye and later drove newer, larger panel trucks when delivering the PI to carriers, stores, etc. Al was about 5'6", had graying hair, sported a crew cut, had a neatly trimmed mustache and wore glasses. He must have been in his late 50s or early 60s when Bill and I worked for him (off and on from 1945 to 1950). He was a great boss for a kid to have. I often wondered how he qualified for a tract house... early resident? Thanks again, Gary. -Jim Jensen ('50) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Lois Weyerts Harrold ('56) To: Gary Behymer ('64) Re: Richland, WA historic homes Your entry in today's Sandstorm (10/25) was interesting and very timely. As I got to the last home mentioned, that of C.F. Fletcher, I thought that it was perfect timing as I was to have lunch today with Bob Fletcher, son of C.F. Fletcher, along with some other retirees of Vista Elementary School in Kennewick where I taught for 23 years. Bob Fletcher was my principal for most of those years. I ran off the information about the historic homes and took it to lunch. Bob was very interested in seeing the homes and said that he knew many of the people who had lived in the homes shown. He was 12 years old when they were forced to give up the house at 640 Spengler. Bob is an avid reader and is very interested in history. He still plays tennis with other senior citizens at the Court Club in Richland. His wife, Betty, comes to our lunches also. We usually eat together once a month at Old Country Buffet. Bob Fletcher was also my husband Larry Harrold's ('56) Health teacher at Carmichael. It was Mr. Fletcher's first year of teaching. At our church, Richland Lutheran Church, we have also been able to become acquainted with some other Richland natives from the Weidle family: Mary Rasmussen, Martha Nelson, and Edith Hansen. Our RLC sewing group has had its Christmas party/lunch several times out at Martha's home in West Richland on N. Weidle Road. One of our classmates, John Robinson ('56), currently lives in the G. McGhan house on Hunt. It is always decorated to the hilt at Christmas time and can be easily seen when driving down George Washington Way by the Uptown Shopping Center. Larry used to pick cherries in the early days by the J.E. Mowery house. I walk past the F.A. Friermood home at 2030 Harris when I take my walks with my neighbor. Those of us who have lived here since the '40s remember seeing many of these homes. It's nice to know the history behind them. Thanks for the history lesson! -Lois Weyerts Harrold ('56) ~ in Richland where the feeling of fall is definitely in the air ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jan Bollinger Persons ('60) To: Gary Behymer Re: Bauer Day Houses A Bauer Day house on Concord was our first home after Gary ('57) and I married in April of '61. There was no basement but there was an attached garage with a door into the house. (Were the Bauer Days the first houses in Richland built with attached garages?) The house we rented was one of those with short, high windows, except for one big "picture window" (as they were called) at the back of the house off of the living room. There was a gas stove, which was a new and "exciting" experience for me: set my fanny right on the floor the first time I tried to light the oven pilot light. It was a reverse floor plan with the kitchen windows facing the street. Looking at the photo of those high windows leads me to wonder how Gary managed to climb through one the night he found himself locked out and me not home. The German lady across the street described to me the next day how she had seen a pair of legs disappear through our kitchen window and was just calling the police when she saw the lights come on. A short time after moving in, we had a frightening experience with a peeping tom and soon learned that the development had been having a problem with prowlers who, if discovered, could escape to the shelter belt to avoid detection. We were therefore very alert to unusual sounds after dark. We woke one night to a strange, intermittent thumping noise. Our first response was to creep from room to room, peering cautiously out each window. Nothing out there. The noise stopped. We waited and listened. There it was again! Now we were able to trace it down the hall to the garage door. Someone was in our garage! Gary armed himself with some object I don't recall, returned to the door and silently grasped the doorknob. He threw the door open and flipped the light switch . . . to expose our black cat, Spook, playing a game with the dangling cord to the air-conditioner: swat, bump; swat, bumpety-bump. I don't recall what eventually became of Spook, but he did live to cause considerable trouble in the future. -Jan Bollinger Persons ('60) ~ Spokane, where the fall weather has been incredible! I don't recall ever picking tomatoes in October, but I picked 2 buckets last Saturday and will pick more today. The geraniums and alyssum are still blooming vigorously, the burning bushes are just now dropping their red leaves, and there is a gorgeous sunset almost every day. Fall could be my favorite season, if it weren't a harbinger of winter! ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Gary Behymer ('64) Re: Bauer Day houses - two forwarded messages from Bombers) **** >>From: Vicki Schrecengost Carney ('67) Hi Gary, Tried to go to the picture of the Bauer Day homes that you had in your newsletter entry. It took me to the Tripod site, but said the picture wasn't there... for whatever reason. I lived in 2 BD homes. When my family moved to Richland in '57 from NY, we rented one across from the supermarket at Swift (?) and ?. Then we moved to Sanford and then back to a BD on the corner of Dupertail and ?. We did not have a basement in either BD house. I probably have a picture somewhere, but only the Lord knows where that might be. I am so jealous of all those who are better organized. Too many moves in my lifetime I guess. Vicki Schrecengost Carney ('67 Bomber WB) *********** A man of few words, John answers Gary's questions.... >>From: John Adkins ('62) Anyone have a floor plan? (yes) GOOD photo? (yes) Live in one? (yes) Did they have a basement? (no) ************ -Gary Behymer ('64) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jeff Michael ('65) Re: My Dad... Thanks to Don Sorenson (NAB) for the sketch and comments about my dad's work at Hanford. He worked for three big corporations during his time at the plant, without changing jobs. He never could understand why I didn't work 30 or 40 years for a big company and get my retirement benefits. He lives in Portland now. -dj jeff Michael ('65) ~ In the Tri-Cities where the marine layer seems to be persistent each morning until around noon! But the afternoons are gorgeous. *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/27/05 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Dick McCoy ('45), Dick Pierard ('52), Gary Behymer ('64) Betti Avant ('69) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Dick McCoy ('45) To all those who may be interested, please note my new email address. -Dick McCoy ('45) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Dick Pierard ('52) I appreciated Jim Jenson's ('50) comment on A.E. (Al) Smith. I also worked for him as a Seattle PI carrier and later drove a van delivering the papers to the carriers. It was a great job for a high school student. I had to get up at 3:00 am, go to the Y and meet the truck from Seattle, pick up the papers, and drop them off at the various carriers' houses. Then I would be back in home in bed by 6:00 am to get another hour or two's sleep. If the truck was delayed by snow at Snoqualmie Pass or something else, I just curled up in a sleeping bag in the back of the van until it came. I never had to miss an afternoon or evening activity as long as I got back in time to get the papers. Actually I ran into Al and his wife again in California a few years later. He was a crusty guy but a decent person. -Dick Pierard ('52) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Gary Behymer ('64) Re: Bauer Day houses - forwarded message **** >>From: Susan Baker ('64) I lived in one in 1965. There were long and narrow. They were built on concrete slabs. I would say they were about 25 feet wide and maybe 50 feet long. You enter the house in the living room/dining area which ran the width of the one end of the house. Some of the houses had garages on them which made up the 50 feet. The houses without garages were about 40 feet long. They had 2 bedrooms, a kitchen, bathroom and small utility room. There was a sliding glass door across the back end of the living room which was the only way out unless you had a garage with a back door. They used natural gas for heating and cooking. The construction was very cheap. ****** -Gary Behymer ('64) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Betti Avant ('69) To: Gary Behymer ('64) Gary, Interesting stories about those tract houses. For several years I would pass the one on Spengler as my folks lived on Proton Lane. I also remember the one by Jason Lee. Do you know are they all still standing? -Betti Avant ('69) ~ Lacey, WA - supposed to rain for the next week at least *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/28/05 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Richard Roberts ('49), Carol Converse ('64), Gary Behymer ('64) Penny Webster ('75) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Anna May Wann ('49) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Paul Phillips ('49) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Paula Bergam ('60) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Richard Roberts ('49) I read Betty Hiser Gulley's ('49) comments about her many bus miles. My father, Rasty, "Red" Roberts, was a driver to and from the areas and in the early days also did the downtown/residential loops. He loved and was proud of his job, wore a dress shirt and neck tie most of the time. Once, he was privileged to drive some of President Kennedy's entourage folks during his visit to the plants and had the chance to shake the President's hand. I wish he were here to remember those good old days. He died, at 87, after a great life during most of his dethronement years here in California. He was a great party boy, sang and played the ukulele and loved to party with the friends we left behind when we moved to California in '54. Yesterday would have been his birthday. -Richard Roberts ('49), Community Volunteer ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Carol Converse Maurer ('64) Re: Bauer Day Houses To: Gary Behymer ('64) Gary, the picture that you put in the Sandstorm of the houses, were exactly as I pictured them to be. At one point in time, my x-husband and I were looking at one of them to rent. With the description that Susan Baker ('64) said, I could still picture us walking through the house and seeing it exactly the same way. -Carol Converse Maurer ('64) ~ Eureka, CA - where winter is really trying to invade us. The rainy season is about to begin!! ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Gary Behymer ('64) Re: Richland Historic Homes - forwarded message ********** >>From: Ray Wells ('54) Gary, If you will look at the bottom of the page of Richland Historic Homes that you called attention to, you will see that it was created by Jeremy Wells. Jeremy is my son. He got his start in historic preservation in the Tri-Cities, received his undergraduate degree (with honors) in Historic Preservation from SE Missouri State, and his Masters from the University of Pennsylvania (on a scholarship), and is now the full-time director of Quakertown Alive (a historic preservation organization in Quakertown, PA). ********** -Gary Behymer ('64) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Penny Webster Smalley ('75) All Bombers who are also Christ the King Alumni... I volunteered to pass this message along to get the word out to all former students at Christ the King School. Christ the King School is celebrating their 50th Anniversary!!! Bishop Carlos A. Sevilla will rededicate the school for its 50th Anniversary on Saturday, November 5, 2005 with a 5pm Mass at Christ the King Church; 6pm Rededication at Christ the King School. Following the rededication, the evening will continue with a "Stroll Through the Decades", where you can view photos and memorabilia from Christ the King School's 50 years. There will be beverages and Columbia Basin specialties, provided by local vendors. Tickets are $12.50 each ~ additional information can be obtained by calling Christ the King School office. All CK class alumni are invited to attend. We hope to see you there. -Penny Webster Smalley ('75) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/29/05 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers sent stuff: Dick McCoy ('45, '46, '02), Patti Jones ('60), Jan Bollinger ('60) Donna Nelson ('63), Gary Behymer ('64), Lynn Noble ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: James Daugherty ('70) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Dick McCoy ('45, '46, '02) To: Dick Pierard ('52) I had the first Seattle PI route in Richland in 1943. Also the first milk route. Also the first had painted sign on a water tower. To: Dick Roberts ('49) Ida and I headed out to see Kennedy at that visit, but the car heated up so we had to turn back, as it was very hot that day. I have always regretted missing that even. Your Dad was very fortunate in shaking Kennedy's hand, I wish I could have... Brother Pat ('55 ) had a triple by-pass last Saturday at Kadlec. He is now at home recovering nicely. He sent me an obit on Fred Rutt ('44-RIP). Fred and I not only attended Hi School together, we also attended Ecewey Tech (now EWU) up at Cheney in 50-51. I drifted off to the UW, while Fred graduated from EWCE. He was a regular at Club 40, very generous. We shall miss him. Later, Fred. -Dick McCoy ('45, '46, '02) Bronc, Beaver, Bomber ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) To: Betty Hiser Gulley Re: Busing to the areas and Bus drivers My father, Harold Jones (RIP) was a bus driver for many years. Growing up I always heard his stories about the buses and other bus drivers. Rarely did I get to hear a passenger's story. Your story was fun to read. Be interesting to hear other passengers stories. I do know the bus drivers could be the eyes of Richland. Skip school, you ought to be kidding, about that time I would have walked/or driven past a bus, the bus driver would return to the lot and tell dad. God forbid it would have been dad driving. Many other students probably got told on by chance their father and mother rode the bus and some driver had heard the guy or gal was out during school time. I think each of them knew everyone who lived in Richland. We all must have been very entertaining for them. The furthest the bus drivers drove was 50 miles out to the furthest area of Hanford that I knew of. They drove rain, sleet, hale, snowstorms and 110 weather. Did not ever hear dad or other drivers complain. They always seemed to be laughing and joking, friendly as heck. Wish dad (as would many other bus drivers that I knew) was here now as they would certainly of enjoyed getting on the computer and reading all the input. (Many of them were avid Basketball fans also. Didn't miss a Columbia High School (RHS) game. The bus drivers records were impeccable. This picture and story gives an idea of how great our bus drivers were. Thats my dad doing the interview. Looking back I am so proud of what the bus drivers did for so little pay. Be it driving in town or out to Hanford. On cold, windy, snowy days it was a great sight to see the bus coming when I was at Chief Jo Junior High School so I wouldn't have to walk all the way to Birch. dj jeff Michael ('65) probably rode the bus to and from Chief Jo also. Right, Jeff? (Haven't seen you at an All Bomber Luncheon yet). The worst incident I heard of during the years that dad drove bus was when a bus driver had a heart attack. He was going north on Thayer Dr. The bus went off the street into the back of house on Swift Blvd. People living there were having dinner just before it happened. No one was hurt. Not sure what happened to the driver. Re: All Bomber Luncheon Luncheon has now been going since June. I know not many reports have been entered into the Sandstorm. Pictures have been taken and lost. (I lost a roll of film that had the group the week-end of Club 40. If I ever find it I will enter the pictures. Club 40 week-end we had about 20 Bombers who many were from out of town. Some of the Bombers in attendance came from quite a distance: Betty Neal Brinkman ('62) Guleph, Ontario, Canada, Bill Hightower ('49) Austin, Texas, Joe Choate ('60) and spouse, Weiss, Nevada. Hopefully the luncheon on November 12th (Luncheon is always the second Saturday of the month at JD diner in West Richland) we will get our pictures and report together to be in the Sandstorm. We have had good attendance every luncheon and lots of fun. Sure could use you Tom Hughes ('56) and Agnes to do the pictures and Sandstorm entry again as you did at the Fife/Puget Sound Area luncheon. A Bomber at the Club 40 luncheon said "he might get the luncheon going again in Fife. Haven't heard a word since. How about it? Keeping your name out until your ready. But he is a guy who could do it!!!!!!!!!! To: Doug Ufkes ('68) Re: Arizona Luncheon It definitely works to put a time, date and place. Yeah, you did it! The luncheons will be fun. I lost contact with you because of virus trying to come into my computer. -Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) ~ West Richland, WA. On the 30th of October I will have been back here a year. The fast year I think of my life since I left here 43 years ago. So much fun meeting up with Bombers, Aunts, Uncles and cousins that I have so dearly missed over the years. Weekends with my children and grandchildren visiting to get the sunshine has kept me also very busy. Three grandchildren spent a couple of weeks with me also. The weather is so great. Even the fall is gorgeous with all the wonderful colors. For a change not dreading a damp, dreary winter as in Western Washington where winter never seemed to end. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jan Bollinger Persons ('60) Re: Unlikely Siblings For all you Bombers that are animal lovers, here's a charming story with photos about an orphaned squirrel named Finnegan and a litter of puppies. -Jan Bollinger Persons ('60)~ Spokane, where summer has evaporated into rain and fog. Hope it dries up for the trick-or-treaters. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Donna Nelson ('63) Re: Bomber Lunch Today.... Bob's Classic Brass and Brews in Wenatchee around noon. -Donna Nelson ('63) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Gary Behymer ('64) Re: Mice Help! Stewart Little (a mouse) has met his demise in our duct work. Horrific odor!! How do I find and get rid of him? How do I get rid of the odor??? -Gary Behymer ('64) ~ Colfax, WA ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Lynn Noble Paden ('72) To: Penny Webster Smalley ('75) Re: All Bombers who are also Christ the King Alumni... Hi Penny: I -- and I'm sure others -- will be forever grateful if you or someone can get photos online or scan them for those of us who are too far away (I'm in Virginia) to enjoy at this anniversary event. If not, will these photos be available at some other time? Thanks so much for passing this info along. My parents live in Kennewick and perhaps one of my family members can take my mother to the event. 50 years! Seems like I was there just yesterday! -Lynn Noble Paden ('72) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/30/05 ~ FALL BACK @ 2am ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 10 Bombers sent stuff: Betty Hiser ('49), Patti Cole ('52), Mike Clowes ('54) John Adkins ('62), Marilyn Stewart ('62), Frank Whiteside ('63) David Rivers ('65), Jeff Michael ('65), Penny McAllister ('67) Betti Avant ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Karen Cole ('55) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Betty Pyle ('56) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ray Stein ('64) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Betty Hiser Gulley ('49) To: Patti Jones Ahrens ('60). As I was writing that piece I remembered other things about the buses. One bus driver had a heart attack on a bus going to one of the outer areas to pick up passengers to take them home on day shift. Thank goodness he was alone - on the river road going to D, F, or H Area. I used to live on Duane (now a part of Goethals Drive). Gilliespie, at that time, curved off of Stevens Drive and into Duane. As one of the buses came around that curve one of the tires flew off and met with the front room of an "A" House on Duane (I believe it was 528 Duane). Someone yelled: "Call Housing," instead of saying: "Call patrol". We didn't have 911 back in the old days. Since the bus drivers were one of the few people on the Project that worked split shifts many of them started businesses because they would have about 3 to 4 hours when they could concentrate on their business. I studied for 5 years on the buses in order to take my Certified Professional Secretary's (CPS) test. That was a lot of studying. I have always had cold feet (still do). When I first started going to the areas (in the mid '50s) some of the buses did not have very good heating systems (and no cooling system). My feet would hurt so bad that I cried. One of the guys who worked in Maintenance would rub my feet until they thawed out. Afterward he and I would go to sleep. One Saturday I met him in the old Bon Marche in Richland. He was with his wife. All the men knew the women's name (very few women) but we didn't know the men's names. He introduced me as Betty and said, "This is who I sleep with every day." If looks could have killed, I would have been a dead duck. The following Monday I asked him why he said that. He said, "Well we do, don't we?" I said "Yes but if looks could have killed I would have been dead - your wife was absolutely LIVID." I always rode the Goethals Drive bus. We picked up all the passengers (men) who lived in the old dorms on Goethals (now Jadwin). One of those passengers wore a thick sheep skin coat in the winter (he was a Montana sheepherder). The first thing he did was go to the very back of the bus, sit down, and open the window. We froze to death. I told my boss about it and he called Transportation and asked what could be done about that situation. They told him that someone needed to type up a petition and have everyone on the bus sign it. I typed up the petition and had almost everyone sign it and sent it into Transportation. The bus driver, about 3 days later, told the passenger that he had to get rid of the coat, sit somewhere else, or they would not allow him to ride the bus. He was so furious that he didn't ride the bus for a week. Then he got on the bus, minus the coat, and life was happy again. I think the fact (driver's records) was mentioned many times in the old GE News and Hanford News - I believe they won several awards also. Considering the amount of miles they drove it was fabulous. When our bus did the 360 turn I was sitting with a black lady (very few of those worked at Hanford at that time). She grabbed my leg and it was black and blue for 2 weeks. After we quit sliding she asked me if that happened often and I told her I had been riding those buses a long time and that's the first time it had happened since I rode the buses. I grabbed her arm. I always meant to ask her if her arm was any blacker but I thought she might hit me. I did not hear about the driver who had the heart attack on Thayer. Many a morning or evening we would be either going to work or coming home. You would wake up - and could see nothing but BLACK - I wondered many a time whether I was going home or coming to work. The areas were spread out so you never really knew until you either arrived at work or at the bus lot. -Betty Hiser Gulley '49er - south/government Richland. Cooler and cooler. I think my roses have gotten frost bite and I will have to start cutting them back. They are predicting rain later next week. We can certainly use it. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Patti Cole Pierce ('52) Re: Karen's birthday We want to wish our sister, Karen Cole Correll ('55), a very Happy day before Halloween Birthday! You have always been a real treat (sometimes a pain in the--) but we always love you. You have the biggest heart and constantly are doing nice things for all of us and just about anyone you know. Have a great day, we will be thinking of you. Love ya, sis. -Barb, Patti, Judie, Jackie and Johnny ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) Re: Club 40 Scholarship As members of Club 40 know, the Club has started a scholarship fund honoring two of the Club's Founding Fathers: Ray Conley ('46-RIP) and Don Richey ('47-RIP). The Club even has money in hand to present to two worthy members of the Bomber Class of 2006. All that remains is to have them sponsored by members of the Club. How that works is a member of Club 40 can sponsor a grandchild, a niece or nephew OR the child of a friend that will be graduating Richland High (formerly Columbia High, formerly Richland High). Forms are available through Scholarship Chairman Dick McCoy ('45 & '46). They do need to be filled out and returned to the address on the form as soon as possible. It would be nice if we could offer this to other worthy kids from other schools, but the Club decided to maintain the Bomber connection. Now, what you readers of the Alumni Sandstorm can do is relay this information to friends and relatives living in the Richland High School area. Please do not delay, and remember to contact Dick for the application forms. Be Proud of the Cloud, -Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) ~ reporting tonight from The Atomic City ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: John Adkins ('62) Re: Club 40 DVD Photo Album You can still get a Club 40 Photo Album with pictures of the class of '55's 50th the class of '60's 45th and of course the "main ballroom". All totaled - nearly 400 pictures. The price is still ten bucks - respond to me with your postal mailing address and I will send you a disc in the next mail. So far, it seems like most people have liked it. -John Adkins ('62) ~ Richland - in a Bauer Day ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Marilyn Stewart Stephenson ('62) To: Patty Jones Ahrens ('60) You were discussisng the bus drivers for the areas, my Dad wasn't a bus driver, but my best friend's dad was (Kitty Minard ('62) and she and I skipped school one day and were busted big time by her dad (Jack Minard) who saw us tooling around town while he was driving the bus. I remember she was in big trouble, but somehow my Dad didn't find out and I was safe, however, she always made me serve her punishments with her (that's what best friends do). Also you mentioned the big bus accident where the bus driver had a fatal heart attack and his bus ran into our house at 1313 Swift. We lived in an "A" house and the bus actually hit the other side when Sally Kay Rees ('63) was eating dinner. The house was pretty damaged and I remember that Mrs. Rees was actually hurt, her legs I think as she also was in the house and the bus hit her or so I remember, I was pretty young. I do remember that the only one who was small enough to get into the house to save Sally was Gary Setbackan's ('64) dad, so he crawled in and got her out. I remember she was pretty scared and not hurt, but had chili all over her. Our side of the house wasn't damaged, but the concussion of the bus hitting the house knocked my big brother (I won't tell which one) off the John and it scared the heck out of him. Did I remember it right, Sis? -Marilyn Stewart Stephenson ('62) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Frank Whiteside ('63) Re: Dead Mouse Odors To: Gary Behymer ('64) If your air ducts need cleaning to remove build up, you could hire a pro and maybe that would remove Stuart Little-big odor. That may be costly though, and the odor may linger for a while. You might also call a pest control company for advice. Be glad it's a mouse and not something bigger. We had a mouse crawl into our gas dryer and die somewhere in the drum. We could hear something like little bones rattling when we turned on the dryer. We ran it with several fabric softeners in it for a good while. After a short time, I guess the heat dried him up and the odor stopped. Luckily, the odor didn't transfer to our clothing. Eventually, the little pest will dry up and decompose, which will happen faster since he is small. In the meantime, there are good odor neutralizers you can use... I assume you have no idea where in the duct the unwanted offender is located. We use a product called Odoban that's sold at Sam's Club for less than $10. It's a concentrated deodorizer and germ killer and works really well. My wife used it to clean the inside of our refrigerator after Hurricane Katrina left us without power for 8 days. I don't think she diluted it much. It's a strong product and you don't want to get it in your eyes or on your skin. She soaked the inside with a sprayer, including the rubber gaskets, and let it sit for several hours. It removed the decayed meat and other rotten smells. Many people just threw away perfectly good refrigerators (other than the smell). Of course some had food rotting for several weeks or months. They say not to even open refrigerators after that long or you will be sorry. Other than that, Gary, wear a clothespin or nose plugs or hire a deodorized midget or cat on a leash to crawl in the duct to retrieve it *LOL*! Just don't try to sell your house in the meantime, as the old "bake bread or cookies" thing (while showing the house) may not work too well! They also sell injectable foams and little harmless microbe bugs that will devour dead critters. Look at some of the different web sites. Happy dead mouse odor removal! -Frank Whiteside ('63) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: David Rivers ('65) Re: October 30th... and YOU WERE THERE Yup... it's birthday time. You know... I think in every town maybe in each generation... but at least in each town... there is a name... a name that just stands out... It's not really the name... it's what that name stands for and the person who stands behind the name... He's golden... I don't mean blonde... I don't care what race or color he is... he is simply looked upon as bringing a glow to everything he does... corny? I don't think so... Now let's look on this new day... by the way... did you set your clocks back? Just a reminder... so anyway... As I look into my crystal ball I see two stories unfolding this bright birthday day... At one house... Mrs. Birthday Boy is planning the day... We'll see if Dad can sleep in tho he never does... we'll set the presents out at the breakfast table so we can see his face as he arrives in the kitchen... (does anybody still eat breakfast in the kitchen? Well they do in this story...)... now as Dad is getting his Weaties ready... what? No french toast... no waffles... no... Since this guy is a Champion... he needs the breakfast of Champions... Tho his picture was never on the box... In our hearts it was... for three years running and then some... so anyway... mom figures there will be a special lunch and then a fine dinner at one of Spokane's finest... yes... she has the whole day planned... On the other hand... a few miles away, there are other plans being made... Number 32 ('63) has the perfect birthday planned... over just before the sun comes up and wake Number 10 up... hand him the game ball that has been saved for a special occasion... and say "Happy birthday, Teammate, YOU earned this and I've been saving it for you"... Now what's a ball without a few hoops... figure we can play till noon... then catch the game on TV... and for the finale, get some of the old guys together for a game of shirts and skins... after that some Pizza and re-watch the game on tivo... Well it really doesn't matter which of these little scenarios actually takes place... what's important is it's the Boy's Birthday and everybody wants it to be a good one. Two quick stories... they will give you a hint and how much the Birthday boy is loved by his friends and family... A few years back... the class of '65 was having a reunion... don't recall which one it was and it really doesn't matter... come to think of it... it could have even been R2K... Anyway... Terry Davis ('65) Knox and I made our way into the Courtyard at the old DI... as we were walking in... Jack Keeney ('65) was bellied up to the bar wearing his now famous letterman's jacket (probably not since it was June or something... but it adds flavor to the story, don'tcha think...)... so as Terry and I walked into Jack's view... Jack screamed out as only Keeney can: "WHY IT'S TERENCE KNOX... IF YOU WERE GONNA CHANGE YOUR NAME... WHY DIDN'T YOU CHANGE IT TO SOMEONE FAMOUS... WHY DIDN'T YOU CALL YOURSELF... ... RAY STEIN ('64)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!?" What makes the story even more fun is that if you visit Terry's Web Site... in one area of the site he is asked who is the person he most admires... you got it... the Birthday boy! HAPPY BIRTHDAY, RAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David Rivers ('65) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jeff Michael ('65) Hey There Bombers and Bomberettes... esp. Patti Jones Ahrens ('60)... BUS??? You rode a stinkin' BUS. There was a BUS from Chief Jo going west? Patti McLaughlin Cleavenger ('65), do you recall a freakin' bus? I lived on Cedar and Patti lived on Cottonwood, for heaven's sakes! My dad caught the bus to work at the corner of Sacremento and Birch (by the Poynor house). My neighbor, Herb Weaver (Cheryl's ('65) dad), was a bus driver. But I NEVER rode no stinkin' bus to or from any school in my entire put togethers! And it was a heck of a ways to Chief Jo, in the rain, snow, sleet, hail and with the wind in your face both ways!! I do recall that I was very lucky for a couple of my Chief Jo years. I was in the habit of meeting Robert Hart ('65) at his house on Torbett and riding to school between him and his older brother in an old pickup with a stick shift (three on the tree, David Rivers ('65) & Jim Hidelbaugh ('65). Richard Hart ('63) would swing by Chief Jo and drop us off when the weather was nasty and he had the use of the truck. One especially nasty, cold morning, I recall stepping on the running board (yes, it was STOCK) to climb up in the cab (right, not an extended or crew cab, either) when my foot slipped on the ice frozen thereupon. My foot slid off the aforementioned running board and my puny body weight all descended to the leading edge of the STEEL running board. It probably wouldn't have hurt me, 'cept for the 29 pounds of school books I was toting (no, not in a back pack or book bag). That pile of books landed on my left knee, which is connected to the shin bone which crashed onto the corner of the same said running board. Injuries seemed minor, some bleeding through my pants leg and a nasty bruise. But, I hobbled through school that day and home in the evening. Had to try to not limp much at home due to the minor whack on the shin sustained in PE (or so I said to the folks). Well, were you allowed to ride to school in a car driven by a high school kid? I sure wasn't supposed to. And to this day, there is a dent in the front of my left shin, revealing the bone chip I incurred. (Wanna see?) So iffin' there was a bus... I really don't want to know. -dj jeff Michael ('65) ~ Where it's time to get my sprinklers blown out.. probably gonna freeze one of these soon days. Oh, by the way, did you do the right thing with your clocks this morning? ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Penny McAllister D'Abato ('67) To: Gary Behymer ('64) Re: Mouse Not long ago a bug man told me the smell doesn't last to long... Good luck!!!!!!!!!!! Glad it's not me. -Penny McAllister D'Abato ('67) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Betti Avant ('69) I hope you all remembered to "fall" your clocks back this morning, get that extra hour of sleep. To: Gary Behymer ('64) Gary, I know what you mean by the odor of a dead rodent. When I was in Kansas one had died somewhere in the room where I had my mammogram machine set up. I'm not sure, however what the maintainence guys did about it other than trying to find it and get rid of it, sorry. -Betti Avant ('69) ~ Lacey, WA where the "rainy season" has finally begun with fury *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/31/05 ~ HALLOWEEN ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers sent stuff: Betty Hiser ('49), Suzie Gunderson ('60) Linda Reining ('64), David Rivers ('65) Linda McKnight ('65), Louise Moyers ('65) Betti Avant ('69) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rex Davis ('49) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bob Mattson ('64) BOMBER CALENDAR: Richland Bombers Calendar Click the event you want to know more about. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Betty Hiser Gulley ('49) Mice - I worked as a word processing technician on a Wang system (which I loved - WE DID NOT USE A MOUSE - not intended as a pun). We had our system for probably 5 years when the system crashed. We called Wang in Richland and the guy came out and worked on the system all afternoon - to no avail. Wang allowed us to stay in town the next day and use their facilities while the Wang guy worked on our system. We went back out to N Area and there he was still working away. After making many calls to Wang Headquarters (in Lowell, MA) they finally told him to take out the hard drive and see if that might be the problem. Guess what he found? A tiny dead mouse. How it ever got into the hard drive I don't know as those things are/were sealed. No one had touched the hard drive from the time we started the system up and it crashed. Ah - sweet mysteries of life. I wish we could get Washington State to either stay on day light savings time all year long or remain on standard time all year long. My dog (15 years old - will be 16 the end of January) does not like the change in time. She is always nudging me to eat at the "old" time. -Betty Hiser Gulley '49er - south/government Richland - interesting Club 40 meeting yesterday. Shame on those of you who live in this area and DO NOT attend the meetings, etc. I'm not looking forward to cold weather. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Suzie Gunderson Chiles ('60) Re: Squirrel What a wonderful story about the Papillon and "all" her babies. For those of you who didn't follow the link about the squirrel that Jan Bollinger Persons ('60) sent in, you missed a sweet, charming "tail" of animals bonding even if they aren't exactly alike. Would that there could be a lesson in there for us "peoples"? Thank you, Jan. Bomber Cheers, -Suzie Gunderson Chiles ('60) ~ still loving Omak, WA and the crisp clean smell of autumn ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Linda Reining ('64) Re: Area bus drivers My uncle, Robert DeMers (RIP - father of Cheri ('66), Mike ('67), and Joni ('73), was a bus driver. I do not know the route he drove. He lived on Casey... don't know if that has anything to do with the route he drove or not, but maybe someone else will know the route or remember him. -Linda Reining ('64) ~ Bakersfield, CA - supposed to be in the 70s today and 82 on Thursday!!!!! I want to know what happened to Fall and where is Winter??????? ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: David Rivers ('65) Re: Oh...A happy Nevada Day Baby They call him Flipper Flipper... no... that can't be right... How does this work... horn rim glasses... bring anything to mind??????? Buddy Holly? nope... wrong again... there sure were a lot of nicknames in Richland now that I think of it... I remember in like the first or second grade... I wanted a nickname... my mom thought of a few and they all sounded pretty goofy... then I came upon just the right one... "Big Moose"... wow what a great name... it didn't stick... instead I ended up with "mooner" but only to a select few... I think Gary Crow ('65) gave me that one... so where was I... oh yes... the Birthday boy was born an a very special day... You THINK it was Halloween... no you're wrong... It was Nevada Day... the day when it was so important to get all that Comstock Silver into the US coffers that they actually made Nevada a State by Telegraph... Yup... the first "Cyber State"... The birthday boy was one of those people it was just great to be around... a sense of humor like none other I can recall and just a very good friend... He (like so many of us who certainly didn't seem the part in school) became a Marine... a title that follows him wherever he goes... He like so many of us went to war and was changed in many ways by the experience... but as did many of us, he heard his country call and without questioning right or wrong he answered the call. I am very proud of him for that and thank him and the many others who acted in that manner... I still love to see him ambling up wherever I happen to meet him. Lately it seems to be the Spudnut Shop but I guess that's cuz I'm only around once a year... funny... Saturday Heidlebaugh ('65), Denny Johnson ('62WB) and I were at the Donut Delinquents... one of the fellows commented how close we Richlanders are... little did he know we were headed to meet Terry Werner ('65) for Coffee with his son Eric... at the Las Vegas Hilton which sure has changed since the last time I was there... which Heidlebaugh tells me was just months ago to have breakfast with George Kelly ('64)... after which Werner was having dinner later on with Rick Warford ('65)... yes I guess you could say we're kinda close... Our boy was and continues to be a great friend... and today is his birthday... October 31st!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY BOB "TUNA" MATTSON ('64) -David Rivers ('65) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Linda McKnight Hoban ('65) To: Jeff Michael ('65) and all the other Chief Jo kids. I walked from Torbett and Wright to Chief Jo for three lonnnngggg years. Remember ladies?? We couldn't wear pants!! I distinctly remember nearly freezing my tooshy off many a cold, cold morn........ and what about our famous windy, sandstorms?? I seem to recall getting let out of school early in the middle of the sandstorm where you couldn't see a foot in front of you. It's a wonder we weren't run down by cars. You sure don't see the kids today trudging along to school..... I am glad for the extra hour this a.m. Can get some stuff (vacuuming, etc., etc.) finished before driving to the airport to pick up my hubby who has been away on business in Minneapolis, MN, where the temperature was warmer than here in Oregon!! -Linda McKnight Hoban ('65) ~ Tigard, OR - south of Portland, where the sun is out, and the leaves are a beautiful red and gold, and all over the yard. I went to the grandson's last football game for 5-6 graders last night and it was darn chilly out there. Had to do a lap around the ole football field just to warm up the feet!! Onto basketball, and Clint (11) made the Classic team this year. Now Grandma Linda gets her basketball fix for the year, and the games and parking are free!! A really great price.. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Louise Moyers ('65) I do remember when the area bus drivers also picked up locals and kids at school. My dad, Smokey, was a driver, and when my younger sister Judy ('67) and I attended Christ the King, on some occasions, I remember getting on the bus with dad, and him picking up lots of kids at Carmichael. I can remember feeling "cool" because Judy and I got to sit in the first seat behind dad, and the other kids had to go further back on the bus. I also remember the weird shifts dad had as a driver, split shift, graveyard, and swing. And those long changes.... fishing or hunting, or projects. Christmas mornings could be different - graveyard meant waiting until dad came home; make it to 5:30 am mass, then home to open presents. Swing meant going to Midnight mass, and home to open presents. On the 5:30 am Christmas, we couldn't go downstairs until near time to get into the car, so we couldn't nose around the tree. I remember one year mom putting up a big sheet around the tree. That made it hard for us! And without a doubt, I agree, if you were seen by any bus driver in a place you shouldn't have been, you heard about it from your dad. Betty, we lived on Duane also, 3l8; dad usually caught the bus to work up on Douglass. It seemed no bus driver had a first name - it was always DeMers, or Hogue, or Cruz, Weaver, etc. And yes, I remember "Jones". Fun memories. -Louise Moyers ('65) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Betti Avant ('69) Trick or treat, money or eats!!!!!!! -Betti Avant ('69) ~ Lacy, WA where it is cooling down *************************************** *************************************** That's it for the month. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` September, 2005