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16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 *********************************************** *********************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/01/06 ~ HAPPY NEW YEAR ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Doreen Hallenbeck ('51), Deedee Willox ('64) Bill Wingfield ('67), Larry Crouch ('71) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mark Perkins ('75) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mike FitzPatrick ('80) BOMBER CALENDAR: Richland Bombers Calendar Click the event you want to know more about. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Doreen Hallenbeck Waldkoetter ('51) Best wishes to all Bombers for a happy, prosperous, healthy and blessed New Year. The "DustStorm" mentioned the class of '51 55th reunion in conjunction with Club 40. Haven't seen much mention of it in the Alumni Sandstorm -- are many '51rs planning to attend? We hope to make the trip north from Arizona with the hope of rekindling friendships and sharing memories. As the calendar years pass, so do our classmates and hopefully everyone, including Tri-City area classmates, will be there in September. -Doreen Hallenbeck Waldkoetter ('51) Arizona Sunshine Country-Smile Green Valley, AZ ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Deedee Willox Loiseau ('64) Happy New Year to all of you Bombers everywhere. I have been amazed to see all the different places we live and work. And being spread all over the world, it's also amazing when two 'bump into' each other, like Anita Fravala Griffin's ('73) entry yesterday. To: Anita Fravala Griffin ('73) We've been to Scottsdale and it is beautiful. Have you gone to Sedona yet? We took a trip several years ago, visited Jean Armstrong Reynolds ('64) in Phoenix. We decided to go home via Scottsdale. Jean urged us to go through Sedona, which we did. I'm so glad we listened to her - Sedona it just beautiful. Scottsdale doesn't get as hot as Phoenix, does it? We went in September- October; Phoenix (as well as Tucson) was HOT!!!! -Deedee Willox Loiseau ('64) ~ Burbank, WA - where it warmed up a bit, in the 40s yesterday. We have family visiting, took them for a family portrait yesterday. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Bill Wingfield (Blue Ribbon Class of '67) To: David Rivers ('65) Thanks for the reminder, to call a friend if depression starts to set in. It really does work. Sometimes it's hard to remember that depression is only temporary. It will go away. Exercise is also a great way to wipe it away, but phoning a friend is too. -Bill Wingfield (BRC '67) ~ Augusta, GA ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Larry Crouch ('71) Re: Happy New Year I hope everyone had a great 2005 and we are looking forward to 2006, all you class of '71 graduates we are in the prime of our lives. Grand kids Grand kids... Harleys... If I look far enough I can see retirement off in the distance, sitting on the porch in western Kansas sipping on Jack... shotgun on my lap waiting for one of those pesky pheasants to walk by, Diana will still be trying to shape me into a real person of substance. Brad will still be a Texican, Robin will be selling fruit, Clark will look 21 still surrounded by sexy ladies, Doug will be in some far far away land. Alan will be living on his lake, Forsbunny will be on some hippy island in WA. And I'll be sitting on the porch. Here's to a great 2006 and everyone keep moving forward. -Larry Crouch ('71) PS... (I would really like a 6 speed my old Harley too) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/02/06 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff: Dick McCoy ('45), Mary Lee Lester ('58) and Linda Lester ('62) Leoma Coles ('63), Linda Reining ('64), Mike Perkins ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Steve Piippo ('70) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Dick McCoy ('45) Re: Class of '51 To: Doreen Hallenbeck Waldkoetter ('51) Here is to my good friend with the longest name in the Bomber history. Doreen, you mentioned the Class of '51 attending the Club 40 party in 2006. HEY 1951! NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTION: COME TO THE PARTY!! -Dick McCoy ('45) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Mary Lee Lester ('58) and Linda Lester ('62) Re: Mary Lester Thompson Dear Friends and Former Students of Mrs. Mary Lester Thompson, It is with sadness that we report that our mother is in her last days at Kadlec after a heart attack Wednesday night (Dec. 28). Many will remember her from her teaching days at Lewis and Clark. -Mary Lee Lester ('58) and Linda Lester ('62) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Leoma Coles ('63) I too, would like to wish all a Happy New Year and the best year ever in 2006. I sometimes feel bad that I am single (divorced) and still have to work at age 60, and worry about the things I wish I had and can't do, financially, or for lack of time... and then, I have to stop myself and say "wow, what about the things I do have"!! I am fortunate to have my health, a good job, a wonderful family, with two adorable grandchildren, a good car, friends at work, my "Bomber family" that I enjoy hearing about, and the freedom to worship and live with hope for the future. Sometimes we just have to take the time, or even the moment, to stop and say our blessings and "call a friend" or reflect on the good times we've had and can have in the future! Bless all and take care, -Leoma Coles ('63) ~ in Salem, OR - where it's been wet and rainy for days and days! ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Linda Reining ('64) Happy New Year, Bombers, where ever you are! we ushered in 2006 with our traditional huge pot of chili, corn bread, dips and chips and of course, coffee for us "old folks", and "liquid refreshment" for the "whippersnappers"! Re: Depression Been there, done that and it ain't all that pretty, but Thank God I had good friends and a wonderful family who pulled me out of it. you'd be amazed at how much a simple phone call can mean. I am hoping that 2006 brings all of us better times, better health, more time to be with friends/family, stopping to smell the flowers, swing on a swing, slide down a slide, splash in puddles, laugh at ourselves, and enjoy our many blessings. -Linda Reining ('64) ~ Bakersfield, CA - where we have finally gotten the rain they have been predicting. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Mike Perkins ('67) Happy New Year to all, from the International Zone in Baghdad, Iraq. The midnight hour passed in relative calm. Not what we expected after the late afternoon mortar attack. And hardly any noise compared to what was heard a few weeks ago after Iraq beat Syria in a soccer match. Over 40 people were treated for wounds sustained when the celebratory rounds fired in the air returned, or attempted to return, to earth. It's not all doom and gloom, though. The average Iraqi, like the ones who risk their lives every day to work here in the IZ, has never been more hopeful. They see the strides that have been made and know that the ultimate goal is reachable. -Mike Perkins ('67) ~ B'dad - Where it's 60, clear and sunny, with moderate to heavy car bombing... 8 so far today. *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/03/06 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 9 Bombers sent stuff: Steve Carson ('58), Dave Hanthorn ('63), Roy Ballard ('63) Bill Wingfield ('67), Lynn-Marie Hatcher ('68), Frank Hames ('69), Gary Turner ('71), Anita Fravala ('73), Shawn Schuchart ('78) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dick Lohdefinck ('52) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bill Scott ('64) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Steve Carson ('58) To: Cindy Payton Hoffman ('65) Thank you so much for answering my inquiry about Rodney Payton ('58). To answer the question, no I am not a pharmacist but Rodney and I were very active in the CAP Cadets and we both participated in the International Aviation Cadet Exchange program. I will write to your Uncle. -Steve Carson ('58) ~ Chicago, IL ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Dave Hanthorn (the Gold Medal Class of '63) To: Maren Re: The Fiesta Bowl I don't suppose the fans of "THE Ohio State University" would care for your characterization of the Fiesta Bowl as "Notre Dame vs. Ohio". -Dave Hanthorn (the Gold Medal Class of '63) ~ from the little island in the lake (Mercer Island) where it has been raining ever since we got back from Thailand (yuck). ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Roy Ballard ('63) To: Leoma Coles ('63) Leoma, with an outlook like that, you are indeed blessed. One has to be optimistic in this day and at this age. Talking with good friends always seems to help. -Roy Ballard ('63) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Bill Wingfield (Blue Ribbon Class of '67) To: Mike Perkins ('67) Good to hear from some Bomber in Iraq. It's good to hear a little good news from over there. I take it you are working over there with Parsons. How long have you been there and when you coming back? Please keep the stories from Baghdad coming. -Bill Wingfield (BRC67) ~ Augusta, GA where the rains came last night, but it's stopped for now. Hope to get in a round of golf this am. Diamond Dave McDaniels (BRC67) you might want to go hit a round to get ready for Masters. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Lynn-Marie Hatcher Peashka ('68) Re: depression To: David Rivers ('65) and Bill Wingfield ('67) Thank you for your comments regarding depression. This is an important topic - particularly around the holidays, during the winter months in general, and during extended hot spells. Research has shown (and my psychiatric practice empirically confirms) that those are the times when depression is more likely to get worse. There is a point I would like to clarify - the difference between subclinical (situational) depression and clinical depression. Bill, you said "Sometimes it's hard to remember that depression is only temporary. It will go away." Although that is true of situational depression, clinical depression does not just go away. It's kind of like the difference between getting sick to your stomach from eating too much Halloween candy (situational), and going into a diabetic coma (a serious physical/clinical problem). Both are related to glucose in the system. But the first scenario is a passing thing that can be dealt with relatively easily -- whereas the 2nd is often life threatening. When my cat got hit by a car I was really upset. She was a nice cat, and I loved her. I was down in the dumps for several days. I did the things that have been suggested here -- talked to friends/loved ones, went for walks, allowed myself a couple of good cries. Then the situational depression did pass, and now I can think back on ThelmaLouise with a smile. When clinical depression becomes a part of someone's life (due to chemical (neurotransmitter) imbalances) that's a whole different ball game. Yes, exercise can help. So can talking to friends (sometimes). But clinical depression is a serious illness that requires further intervention -- professional intervention. As with any other illness, it is important that this one be addressed appropriately. Just like untreated diabetes, untreated depression can and does lead to all kinds of other problems -- many of them physical -- many of them life-threatening. In any case, I agree with what both David and Bill said -- don't sit in silence if any kind of depression comes into your life. Reach out; call a friend or a medical practitioner. There is no reason to just survive in the darkness when the opportunity to truly live in the light is very real. Wishing every Bomber and all their loved ones a New Year full of light and life. -Lynn-Marie Hatcher Peashka ('68) ~ Haven Farm, Idaho (16 miles east of Lewiston. Temperatures in the mid-high 40s with tons of nighttime rain lately, so the soil will be really great for planting in a few months, and the sounds of Cottonwood Creek and Haven Creek running through our property get louder every night!) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Frank Hames ('69) To: Larry Crouch ('71) It sounds like you've got things going your way. In response to your wish for a six-shooter for your skoot, I added one to my '00 Road King five years ago, (Rev-Tec), and It's been great. A big bore kit really helped it on the open road. I hope you get your wish. Happy New Year! -Frank Hames ('69) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Gary Turner ('71) Last week my wife and I went to see "Walk The Line" and as we sat through all of the credits (at $8.25 a ticket we stay for every bit of film right through the copyright info!), I noticed that our own Terry Delsing ('71) was the music editor. Later, I looked Terry up on the IMDB site and discovered that he has quite a number of music editor movie credits. I'm not surprised at his success... if ever there was someone destined for success in the music business, it was Terry. Congratulations Terry for being a contributor to such an excellent movie and I'll continue to stay to the end to watch for your next credits. -Gary Turner ('71) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Anita Fravala Griffin ('73) Re: Scottsdale To: Deedee Willox Loiseau ('64) Since Scottsdale is separated from Phoenix by a street, it does get as hot here. We got here the last weekend in September and it was about 105. We had to look for an apartment in that heat! Fortunately, we had just spent two weeks in eastern WA so we were used to being out in the heat! -Anita Fravala Griffin ('73) ~ Reporting from Scottsdale, AZ, where it's in the mid 70s today and supposed to be near 80 the rest of the week! ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Shawn Schuchart Mabley ('78) To: Mike Perkins ('67) So what are you doing in B'dad? Are you in the military or there as a civilian? It's nice to get a view of Iraq that does not come from the newspapers. -Shawn Schuchart Mabley ('78) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/04/06 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Burt Pierard ('59), Tom Verellen ('60), David Rivers ('65) Patty de la Bretonne ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Larry Holloway ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Paula Jill Lyons ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Nina Berland ('69) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Burt Pierard ('59) To: Dave Hanthorn (the Gold Medal Class of '63) Re: Maren's Fiesta Bowl Reference Come on, Dave, give Maren a break. She's no "Football Junkie." She only has strong, emotional ties with TWO teams and she couldn't care less about any others. She attended Louisiana State University (LSU) when her family moved to New Orleans after Col-Hi Graduation in 1964 but I've never held that against her. The other team she follows is Notre Dame, mostly because of deep respect for her Dad, Walt Smyth (RIP), who took great pride in being one of the very few people from Utah who actually graduated from ND. Loosen up! Bomber Cheers, -Burt Pierard ('59) ~ Richland ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [I'm sure Dave knew all of that since he was our neighbor on Perkins growing up. In my defense, I found Notre Dame's opponent on a website and just typed what I read -- not knowing there was even a difference between "Ohio" and "Ohio State". OOPS! -Maren ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Tom Verellen ('60 - a class that ends in zero) I just realized that a numerical omen has occurred: class or '60 and the year of '06, a Twilight Zone year ahead for sure. And I have actually begun fulfilling a resolution for '06; organization of photographs and such. I ran across a newspaper clipping that I thought I would share. Having done this I can now forget all of those other resolutions with no guilt feelings. Sorry, I don't have the date of publication (it was a Friday if that helps). -Tom Verellen ('60) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [That picture is already online... it came from my own collection of newspaper clippings. -Maren] ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: David Rivers ('65) Re: Biiiiiiiiiiiiiiirthday time 1/4/06 As Paul Revere and the Raiders would say in the 2nd best version... Grab your woman it's a birthday time... (paraphrase of course)... I love this lady...she is witty, kind, thoughtful, brave, clean and reverent... (ok I got carried away... she's not a boy scout... tho she may have been a girl scout...) every now and then I loose track of her but she always finds her way back... there are people like this who are never out of your heart tho you may not hear from them or see them often they are always with you and bring a little smile to your face as you recall some little thing they said or did... this lady is one of them for me... she was the slightly "older sis" of one of my classmates and was always just great to be around. As time has passed I have become closer to her and find her to be one of the best things in my life... her friendship and connection are special to me and I know I don't let her know that enough... but hey man... gotsta keep my cool ya know... can't go off the deep end... so it's her party and she can dance her behind off if she wants to... HAPPY BIRTHDAY PAULA JILL LYONS ('64)!!!!!!!!!!! -David Rivers ('65) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Patty de la Bretonne ('65) To: Lynn-Marie Hatcher Peashka ('68) Thank you for clarifying clinical depression from the temporary kind. An important distinction. -Patty de la Bretonne ('65) ~ Seattle *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/05/06 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bomber sent stuff: Jeff Michael ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Pam Ehinger ('67) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jeff Michael ('65) Re: D - Pression Hey there Bombers and Bomberettes... Ya know, all this talk about depression could get me down! Seriously, folks, a tip of the Bomber Mushroom Cloud to my esteemed classmate, David Rivers ('65) and under classmate, Lynn- Marie Hatcher Peashka ('68). I may have spoken of my depressing past in this journal before, so I'll keep this post brief. You are both soooo right! I've found depression not only to be a real downer, but pretty much like diabetes (which many of my friends and relatives tell me about). The thing is, I need to do the things that are naturally healthy for my body; ie, have friends to talk to, think positively, find joy in day-to-day life (do things that bring me joy), etc. That's like the diabetic monitoring sugar intake and retention. But in addition, to fully enjoy life, my diabetic friends and I have to take our meds. It's just the way it is... if we don't, the likelihood of injury or death raises rapidly. Hey, it's now nearly as ugly as many other medical conditions. Admittedly, in the beginning, when the concept was "just pull yourself up by your bootstraps" and I just kept failing, well, was pretty depressing. But, when the concept of a chemical imbalance that could be corrected this proper medication became the broadly accepted concept, my life improved drastically) in to 6-8 weeks). My next mistake was to revert to the concept that the meds and the classic therapies had "cured" me and I could curtail treatment. Worked pretty well for a year or so. This time, the crash (number 3) was a blind-siding kick in the head that hit harder, totally snuck up on me and knocked me down harder and longer than ever before. Bottom line lesson? Take my pills, test my blood, do the practical things that are in my control to do and take my pills. Oh, did I mention... don't forget to take my pills and certainly don't decide to stop taking my pills. I don't really want to know what crash number 4 would be like! dj jeff Michael ('65) ~ currently in La Jolla, CA where it is clear to partly cloudy, surfs-up (big-time) and the temp was 85 today. Tomorrow, it's north to Newport Beach... hope going North is not chilling.) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/06/06 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 8 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber funeral notice: Doreen Hallenbeck ('51), Charles Cox ('56) Bill Chapman ('60), Helen Cross ('62) Jeff DeMeyer ('62), Darlene Napora ('69) Brad Upton ('74), Tami Lyons ('76) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Larry Mattingly ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lora Homme ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Patricia Rediske ('63) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Doreen Hallenbeck Waldkoetter ('51) To: Betty Bell Norton ('51) Would you please contact me -- I tried sending you a message, but it was returned saying the address was in error. To: Class of '51 Are you planning on attending Club 40 this September? I'd appreciate an "expression of interest" if you are. We're in need of a few good leaders plus attendees. -Doreen Hallenbeck Waldkoetter ('51) ~ (thanks Dick McCoy, I've always wondered what kind of a title I'd get in this life, and the longest Bomber name is a winner.) Green Valley, AZ ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Charles Cox ('56) Re: Football 'How about them 'LONGHORNS' -Charles Cox ('56) ~ Georgetown, TX ******************************************************* ******************************************************* From the new ALL Bomber Alumni GuestBook. From: Bill Chapman ('60) POSTED: Thursday 01/05/2006 8:16:35pm COMMENTS: People who were never Bombers just don't understand! Friends down here in Southern California ask me, "So, if you were the Bombers, what was your school mascot?" I proudly say, "A big 3-foot tall green and gold BOMB. It stood in the middle of the boy's gym at all pep assemblies." They have trouble with that! I love it! This is a great website!! -Bill Chapman ('60) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) This is an unsolicited praise for the Sandstorm. It comes from Joy Hendrix Wilson, my friend who was looking for Glenda Gray ('66). I had told her about the Sandstorm in the course of our email conversation. She was so pleased to get back in touch with Glenda. Wow, what brains Virginia had! I wish I knew what it was like to be that smart. Thanks for the information about the Sandstorm. I looked at it and it is very well done. So much information and great photos of class reunions. I congratulate whoever put that together, it is a wonderful way to stay in touch with your classmates. My hometown has a site called "my" but it is not as good as the Sandstorm. I hope you will be one of my guest one day also. It sure would be great to see you again. Love, Joy This is another copy of an email from Joy Hendrix Wilson (63NAB) or (62) can't remember after all these years. Anyhow thought this might be of interest to some old CUPers. I met John Ehrig ('63-RIP) but not his family. Was Virginia ('58-RIP) his sister? The people I remember from the Central United Church are: Susan Baker ('64), Kathy Rathvon ('63), Bill ('64) and Bob ('61) Trumble, Diane Hill ('64), Eric Hoffman ('64), Linda Cottrill ('64), Louise Wells ('64) and Susan Knox ('64). Do you remember them? You're right, the internet is amazing. I wonder what the technology will be like in 50 years. You have some fun trips planned. This is the time of year that we start getting visitors from the north and the time that I need to get my house cleaned to get ready for them. We have been having some pretty warm weather also and it was hot in Naples, just like summer. It was great to hear from you. Love, Joy -Helen Cross Kirk ('62) ~ West Harrison, IN - in the house by the little lake, where it is cold +/-30, but the lake is not frozen and is moving in the wind... the roads are still dry and safe, and no blizzards on the horizon... yet. It's gray and threatening to rain today, but yesterday it was sunny and in the 40s ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jeff DeMeyer ('62) Re: Lost Classmates 1962 Looking for the following lost classmates from 1962 Richland Bombers at Richland High School who have moved away or changed e-mail address and didn't leave a forwarding address. Blevens Hebert E Brunelle Bruce Buchanan Carol Burns Doug Crownover Keith Curtis Don Curtis Keith Dahl Barry Dean Richard DeSoto Taylor Carol Dykes Ron Douglas David Elliott Ken Farber Roger Gibson Tucker Margaret Hahn Patricia Hall Clark Hanson Toth Linda Harmon Tom Heneghen Dukes Faye Henderson Richard Herbal Loland Joyce Hildebrant Doug Hooper Gerald Howard Cecil Jancovic Joe Lang Dalton Lesie Lenhart Freddie Llyod Richard McCue Hutchinson Patty Miles Ben Parvis Donnell Barbara Pedersen Paul Petterson Graham Carole Petty Babette Nelson Phifer Donnell Lana Reil Curtis Saralyn Schell Steve Shanks Rod Smith Chuck Smith Margaret Tabbert Suzann Taylor Lloyd Tomlinson Yount Sue Vlacil Murry Laurel Wamsley Mary Webb Walter Whitaker Linda Wilson Dave Workman Offerman Valeree Wright Yvonne Yeager Darris Wilson Ward Cathy I know you're out there Please contact me at or call me at 1-509-946-5074 -Jeff DeMeyer ('62) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Darlene Napora Shuley ('69) Re: The Rose Bowl Although unable to stay up to ring in the New Year, I did manage to make it to the after midnight (central time) conclusion of the Rose Bowl. As residents of Austin, TX for 25 years, we were, of course, rooting for Texas. It was an exciting game, full of fantastic plays and controversy. Seeing Vince Youngs mom being interviewed after the game (Vince is the QB for Texas), reminded me of the short film clip I saw last week. The clip was from Houston and showed Vince as a child doing a bicycle safety course for kids. Just a few months before the clip was filmed, Vince had been stuck by a car while riding his bike. His mother said that she was there seconds after it happened because she is such a fast runner. With her quick response and a long stay in the hospital, Vince has only a large scar for permanent damage. After the Rose Bowl, Vinces mom was saying that Vince gets his speed from her... -Darlene Napora Shuley ('69) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Brad Upton ('74) I've got a remedy for depression (was that smooth, or what?). It's time to plug some of my upcoming dates. I will be at Harvey's in Portland next week, Jan. 11-15th for all you VanPort Bombers. I will be appearing at The Village Theater @ Cherry Hill in Canton, MI on Jan. 28th as a member of the Midlife Crisis Comedy Tour, for any Detroit Bombers. I'll be back at the Comedy Underground in Tacoma, Feb. 23-25th. I don't think I mentioned that on my last cruise to the Caribbean in early December I had the surprise/ pleasure of having Rob Guay ('71) and his lovely wife, Linda Hutson Guay ('74) on board too! I'll be on Royal Caribbean's Serenade of the Seas the first week of February. -Brad Upton ('74) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Tami Lyons Zirians ('76) Hearing about the Texas - USC game, I was reminded of 30 years ago when I graduated from high school ('76) when Texas won the Rose Bowl the same year that the Bombers won the State Football Championship. The Bomber team mantra was "Hook 'em Horns!" (Did I remember that right?) Anyway, I'm sure any of you class of '76ers will correct me if my memory is a little off. -Tami Lyons Zirians ('76) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* Funeral Notice >>Phillip Nephi Petty ('71) ~ 1953 - 12/31/05 *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/07/06 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Dick McCoy ('45), Anna May Wann ('49) Mary Lee Lester ('58) and Linda Lester ('62) Shirley Sherwood ('62) BOMBER LUNCH Today: Class of '60 ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Dick McCoy ('45) Re: Rose Bowl To: Tami Lyons Zirians ('76) Texas did not win the Rose Bowl in 1976, UCLA did. In fact Texas never won the Rose until last year. They didn't even win it this year, the replay officials did. -Dick McCoy ('45) - Bronc, Beaver, Bomber ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Ann Thompson, aka Anna May Wann ('49) In posting the dues for Club 40, I received a note from Julia Giles Connolly ('49) that her husband Tom Connolly ('48) passed away last July 17. She wrote a note to be put in the Club 40 DustStorm, but it really applies to all of us and would like to print it here also. "My Tom and I celebrated our 55th wedding anniversary on 10 March 2005. We had dated in high school, so we go back some 57-58 years together. My heart hurts!!. So I say to all you 'youngsters', hold each other tightly, treasure your moments together, and don't put off pursuing your dreams do it now while you are healthy enough to enjoy! Our RHS days were a prelude to a most wonderful life Go Bombers and especially Club 40!!" Julie puts it so well, I couldn't have said it better. -Ann Thompson, aka Anna May Wann ('49) ~ From Bothell, WA - where it is raining, raining, raining and if it doesn't quit soon I'm going to have to take up swimming or boating. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Mary Lee Lester ('58) and Linda Lester ('62) Re: Mary Lester Thompson Mary Lester Thompson went home to heaven Friday afternoon. Service will be Tuesday, January 10, 2006, at 10:00 at Richland Church of the Nazarene, 2500 Jericho Road, Richland, 99352. Thank all of you who have sent cards and prayers. -Linda Lester ('62) and Mary Lee Lester ('58) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Shirley Sherwood Milani ('62) Maren, I just read your comment to someone concerning having lived on Perkins. My family lived on Perkins. I want to say 1312 Perkins, but am not positive of that. I believe it was before we moved to Wilson (right up against the bus lot and between Marshall and Mahan). Remind me what the cross streets were on Perkins. I can vividly remember playing with other kids in the alley behind our house - which was a two family, two story home. I can't remember whether it was an A or B house. The Cramners lived on the other side. We went to Spalding until we moved to Wilson when I was in the fourth grade. Great memories. -Shirley Sherwood Milani ('62) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Your sister, Susan ('63) and I were in Mrs. Shank's first grade class at Spalding. If you had Miss Bowe for 2nd grade, I believe you and my brother, Tim ('62) were in the same class. -Maren] *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/08/06 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber funeral notice today: Dick McCoy ('45), Shirley Sherwood ('62) Darlene Napora ('69), Julie Smyth ('69WB) Daniel Laybourn ('70), Tami Lyons ('76) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kath Carlson ('69) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Dick McCoy ('45) Re: Tom Connolly ('48-RIP) To: Julia Giles Connolly ('49) Julie, I have just learned that Tom, your life long sweetheart and husband, passed away last July. I wondered why your Christmas card did not include Tom. Tom was a long long time friend, as are you, and you both were great supporters of Club 40. Ida and I extend to you our deepest sympathy. Later, Tom, and much love, Julie. -Dick McCoy ('45) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Shirley Sherwood Milani ('62) Re: Spalding To Maren, I was in Miss Bowe's class so Tim ('62) and I were together. I was in Miss Hood's class for 3rd grade and I've never forgotten her sitting over me until I finished a Sloppy Joe in the cafeteria. I gagged down every bite and have avoided them judiciously ever since. I don't remember my fourth grade teacher (although a Miss Foust (?) comes to mind). I do, however, remember Mrs. Duncan at Jason Lee who made me feel so welcome and comfortable when I transferred there mid-year. -Shirley Sherwood Milani ('62) ~ in Grants Pass, OR where the rain is coming down sideways. And since it is raining, my connection to the Direcway satellite is again down as it always is at the very hint of rain, so will have to send this when the sun comes out. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Darlene Napora Shuley ('69) Tami Lyons Zirians (76) Although Texas defeated Michigan last year in the Rose Bowl (not the BCS Championship that year), their last National Football Championships were in 69 & 70. You were pretty small then, but maybe that is what you remember? Memory is a funny thing, sometimes partially correct. On the Rose Bowl: We'll never know if Vince had been called down on the 9 yard line, would Texas have scored anyway on the next play? Or if Texas had been given that interception, would USC have been down a score? On Love & Loyalties: The neat thing about being a Bomber is that we are spread far & wide over this planet. It is fascinating that Bombers continue to be Bombers wherever they wind up living and can do that along with all the new loves & loyalties that they develop! -Darlene Napora Shuley ('69) ~ Bombers, WSU Cougs, Cowboys, Seahawks, Longhorns & Aggies ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Julie Smyth Moss ('69WB) Re: National Championship NCAA Football To: Dick McCoy ('45) I think maybe Texas has the National Championship crystal Football in Austin for their efforts---is that not correct? I was so happy to see Texas win after all the talk about USC's possible "Three Pete". It wasn't a three pete at all because LSU had the National Championship Crystal Football in Baton Rouge during the "Three-Pete" time. To: Darlene Napora Shuley ('69) I've NEVER in my life said "Hook-Em Horns" because of the natural southern football rivalry our two states have. However, the other night I was thinking it when y'all beat USC. Geaux Vince! We've been watching so much football here that one of my grandson's first words were (with hands raised in the proper signal) "Touchdown" -Julie Smyth Moss ('69WB) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Daniel Laybourn ('70) To: Dick McCoy ('45) Texas did win the "Rose Bowl" last year... they didn't grow up with ours, however... -Daniel Laybourn ('70) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Tami Lyons Zirians ('76) To: Dick McCoy ('45) I stand corrected!! Although, you may want to recheck those stats for 2006. -Tami Lyons Zirians ('76) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* Funeral Notice >>Dave Richardson ('57) ~ 1938 - 1/4/06 *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/09/06 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Dick McCoy, ('45,'46,'02), Jan Bollinger ('60) Linda Reining ('64), Darlene Napora ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Joan Eckert ('51) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Linda Reining ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Pearl Drotts ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mike Funderburg ('66) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Dick McCoy, ('45,'46,'02) Re: Rose Bowl Yesterday I took a few shots from readers in the Sandstorm about my comments on the Texas USC game last week. To clarify, I was not picking a favorite, I was just commenting on the lousy job the replay officials did. I could care less about either team. As for Texas, when I was in the Army in Louisiana in the mid forties, I had occasion to get over to Port Arthur several times to visit friends. Then, later in that decade, out of the Army, I worked construction on a duPont chemical plant in Victoria. While at those two locations I discovered that under that sweet Texan hospitality, lurked a arrogance that I have never encountered in any other state. Hook 'em, Horns. Further, USC did not deserve to win. At times, their defense was beyond awful. On the last touchdown, the SC contain man ran to the center of the field, and just disappeared, allowing untouched Vince Young the winning score. It happened before on a couple of first down runs. Sort of a.three-peat. Anyone who is familiar with playing the Trojans has suffered that awful dishpan band and its off key dum diddy dum diddy dum dum dum. Barf!! That goes for your horse, too, Tommy. I hate that bunch. We Huskies are poor losers, and we are getting too damn used to it, especially after this last weekend. As has been said, though, a good loser is a loser. -Dick McCoy, ('45,'46,'02) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jan Bollinger Persons ('60) To: Bill Craddock ('61) We are sorry to hear of the passing of your sweet mama, Carrie. She was a gentle lady and a good friend and neighbor to both my parents and grandparents, as was your late father. Your mother must have lived in that ranch house for about 56 years and, while it is sad to think of how many original occupants of that neighborhood have passed on, there are at least two that I know of who still live there. May happy memories of earlier times comfort you in your loss. -Jan Bollinger Persons ('60) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Linda Reining ('64) There's a gal "somewhere out there" who is having a birthday today and I just want her to know that she has been a big part of my life since I first met her in Miss Jones' 4th grade classroom at Spalding!!!!!! We became instant friends - we even dated some of the same guys during junior high and high school (I know, I know "eeeeyew"....) and have maintained the friendship all through the years. We haven't seen each other in over 40 years, but we keep in touch through this little gadget called computer/email. We share the same birthDAY, both of us were born at Kadlec... she's a few hours older than me - a fact I NEVER let her forget! So, Pearl (aka Pat) Drotts Adler this is for you---- HAPPY SIXTIETH BIRTHDAY (gadzooks, did you EVER think we'd get THAT old??????? -Linda Reining ('64) ~ Bakersfield, CA - where we've had a few days of dense fog and temperatures in the low 50s during the day and low 40s at night. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Darlene Napora Shuley ('69) Re: One Pete To: Julie Smyth Moss ('69WB) Thank you for setting the record straight about LSU winning the Glass Football trophy in '04 when #2 LSU defeated #1 Oklahoma in the Sugar Bowl. The television reports made it sound like USC had kept the Glass Football (National Football trophy) for two years and winning the game versus Texas would bring home the trophy for the third time. I kept hearing "Three-Pete" and just assumed it was true. My son, however, said that you were correct and sent me this One-Pete photo which shows LSU, USC and then Texas with the famous glass football! Maybe your grandson will play football for the great state of Louisiana? Note: ('04 was a split decision with LSU atop the coaches poll & USC atop the Associated Press Poll) -Darlene Napora Shuley ('69) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/10/06 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Marguerite Groff ('54), Tom Tracy ('55), Jack Gardiner ('61) Jean Armstrong ('64) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Marguerite Groff Tompkins ('54) To: Bill Craddock ('61) My condolences on the death of your mom. I just became aware of her passing when I read Jan Bollinger Person's ('60) message directed to you. Your mom was part of my childhood. I believe your family was living on the 1400 block of Mahan when your sister, Glenda Craddock ('54), Patty Doyle Ryles ('54) and I walked to and from Sacajawea. Your mom was so friendly and kind. Also, a very beautiful woman. I was in awe of her during what had to be the saddest time of her life when you and she lost your dad; and both of your sisters in a very short period of time. I visited her a few times after that. Her spirit was always so sweet. Bill, I'm so glad she had that little boy after Glenda was born. God knew she would need you these last several years. I'm sorry I missed her obituary. That's generally the first thing I read in the newspaper. -Marguerite Groff Tompkins ('54) ~ In Richland, where the weather is pretty decent; sometimes it almost feels like spring ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Tom Tracy ('55) To: Dick McCoy ('45) The Knees Have it! "Taking the Knee"! (A Quarterback falling to one knee immediately to stop play and avoid a fumble should be considered horse thievery. Students who are playing for perhaps the first time, get to go into the gameall dressed up in a uniform, helmet and all. They know the team quarterback and coach are going to take a dive--- fail to execute a legitimate play. Parents travel far and wide to watch their sons play and when finally given a chance, their son gets to be a part of surrendering to the coachs last page in the play bookthe one containing a printed song that goes: "Just Help Me Make It Through The Night". To many, including this writer, taking a knee is tantamount to 'taking a dive' in the boxing arena. The knee was clearly down in the Texas / USC game. One of the finest Rose Bowls ever. Who's to say whether Vince could have pulled off another miracle? But the ball was dead and only activated by 'friendly fire' in the technical recording and replay studios near Hollywood. Only the O.J. Trials' 'glove' demonstration comes close to matching this fiasco. Remember when someone fitted rubber gloves on OJ and then tried to squeeze his hands into the gloves of the suspected murderer... like putting on your speedo swim suit over your ski pants. If you're a betting person, be sure you follow the referee's wives to the betting booths and choose your favorite just like they do. Solution to the waste of your ticket time is: If a coach's team appears to be 'taking a knee' give the ball to the other team with four downs and put 3 more minutes on the clock. Games were made for players - not coaches. Only time I ever won a bet, it was at the dog track in Yuma. On my way to pick up the trifecta winnings a young man asked me how I bet... (it was under $100)... so don't tell the IRS... I told the young lad that I always follow the jockey's wives to the betting booth and vote just exactly like they do... he dashed over to his pals and repeated my story... they looked at him kinda funny and his expression changed after he realized what he had just said... he smiled and waved anyway. I wonder if Pete Carroll (USC's coach) fell asleep during the replay? There is a lot of money involved in winning the national championship. Guess how much the University of Texas makes? Vince is Mr. Megabucks... and he deserves it. Hope you're all having a great new year. -Tom Tracy ('55) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jack Gardiner ('61) Re: Mrs.Craddock (RIP) I talked to Bill Craddock ('61)Monday... his mother passed away Sunday morning. What a great lady, if there was a Hall of Fame for Richland mothers she most certainly would be enshrined. Like most girls from Oklahoma, could she ever cook. I ate many meals at Craddocks while growing up. She could make a pot roast that would knock your socks off. She also made the best chocolate chip cookies west of the Mississippi. My thoughts are with Bill and his family. -Jack Gardiner ('61) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jean Armstrong Reynolds ('64) To: Anita Fravala Griffin (73) Don't let anyone tell you any different. The Scottsdale / Phoenix area is the best place to be during the winter. The summers are not that bad. We have lived here 20+ years and you adapt to the heat. You go from your air conditioned house to the air conditioned mall (or your air conditioned job) (unless you are a mail carrier) and most the time when it is 100 + you need to take a sweater with you. The stores are freezing. We had a great Christmas even though we were all sick.. We had all our kids and all our grandkids from Texas, Oregon, Washington, Idaho and of course Phoenix. Out of the 18 of us, 16 were sick. But the weather was great. We played Crochet and some went to the zoo and even Santa made a visit to our house. I do miss the Columbia River and of course all my friends. The friends you make growing up in Richland seem to remain your friends forever. I hope everyone has a great 2006 and I am looking forward to making my trip up to Richland this summer. If all goes well, I should be there in September to witness the birth of my 9th grandchild. Our 8th will be born in Boise in August. Grandkids are the best. If I would have known they were gonna be so much fun, I would have had them first. Hubby is in Hot springs, AR fighting fires. Someone forgot to tell that part of the country that it is not fire season yet. He will be home next week to take me to Seaside, Oregon to walk on the beach for my 60th birthday. What a guy. -Jean Armstrong Reynolds ('64) ~ Across the street from Scottsdale in Goodyear, AZ where it is a fantastic 75 *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/11/06 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bomber sent stuff: Jean Armstrong ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim Russell ('58) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bob Lysher ('81) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jean Armstrong Reynolds ('64) To: Shawn Schuchart Mabley ('78) Thanks for bringing to my attention that my spell check thinks it is smarter than I am.. I spelled "croquet" wrong and it changed it to "crochet" which is way off. This time I think I have it spelled right. If not we played that game where you hit the ball with a mallet through wires [wickets] to get to the end and hit the stick. Anyway it was fun. When Shawn emailed me about the spelling of croquet, she mentioned that it was raining in Walla Walla, which brought back fond memories of my Dad and us kids putting our bathing suits on and going out in the yard and running around in the rain.. The neighbors thought we were crazy. I hope we weren't the only family that did that. Were we? I have been collecting the states quarters and I totally spaced out West Virginia which was the last one that came out.. Does any Bomber out there have any extra ones they would be willing to sell me?? -Jean Armstrong Reynolds ('64) ~ Where the sun is still shining *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/12/06 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Ken Ely ('49), Linda Reining ('64), Cathy Geier ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Earl Bennett ('63) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Ken Ely ('49) Re: Interrupted Delivery Maren, Since the first of the month, I've been getting delivery of the Sandstorm about every other day. I don't know what the problem is, do you? Thank you, -Ken Ely ('49) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Linda Reining ('64) To: Jean Armstrong Reynolds ('64) Re: Running In Rain I don't remember putting on bathing suits to run in the rain, but I know we would go outside and play in it and splash in the puddles that would gather at the end of Elm---lots of times the drain at the end would plug up with leaves and other debris and it would sometimes be ankle-deep and we would splash in it and see how many others we could get wet by jumping in with both feet... great fun! I STILL splash in the puddles, take walks in the rain, and catch raindrops on my tongue with my grandkids--- they aren't quite sure what to think of this old lady that acts like a kid, but they laugh right along with me. Re: Croquet I knew what you meant when I read "crochet"---we used to play that in our back yard all summer long---remember being "poison" and knocking out everyone that you could? We had the shelter belt at the back of our yard, and invariably someone would get "?" (I can't remember what it was called when you would put your ball against the other person's ball and knock them out of play) into there---never knew there were snakes in there---IF I had, you can bet your life I would have just left my damn ball in there!!!!!!! -Linda Reining ('64) ~ Bakersfield, CA - temps are in the 50s during the day and in the 40's at night...great weather! ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Cathy Geier ('66) Hello All, I just returned from a trip to a favorite place, Breitenbush, a retreat center with healing hot springs. I ate organic food and got maximally rained on. My return included an unscheduled stop (due to heavy rain) in Hood River and found Flow Yoga Yoga Studio.. what a treasure of a find. Peace and Light -Cathy Geier ('66) ~ Sunnyside (where the sun shined today) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/13/06 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Burt Pierard ('59), Larry Mattingly ('60) Leoma Coles ('63), Carol Converse ('64) Jim Coyne ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Luda Stambaugh ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Pat Ruane ('75) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Burt Pierard ('59) Re: More Phone Book & Phone Number Stuff Thanks to Judy Willox ('61) who acquired the March & November 1946 Phone Books and is willing to share the info. Scanned copies will be available on the Website soon. Anyhow, there is some interesting details in those books. Remember that this was the transition year from duPont to General Electric (G.E. officially took charge Sept. 1, 1946). It appears that several things occurred that required a new book after the April 1945 issue. One was somewhat of a scramble to change houses when it was officially announced that the Project would continue (as opposed to closing down after the end of WWII). Those who had residential phones (and moved) had to get new numbers (my family was one of those). In addition, there were many new residential phones installed (probably because people were going to be around for a while). But possibly the most important change was the coming of Dial Phones (enter trumpets, stage left) for the 100, 200 & 300 Areas. As you will remember, those were the separate exchanges (switches) that had a leading Letter (and alphabetically associated word) in their numbers. I'll get to the "instructions" for using a dial phone that were included in the General Information later on in this posting. They are pretty detailed and I think rather humorous. Another interesting tidbit is how they listed the in-town numbers from the 3 switches fed from the Richland Exchange (human Operator assisted). As you will recall, I made the assumption that the pure digit numbers (in-town offices, commercial & critical personnel (to Dick McCoy ('45, '46), critical apparently means important enough that somebody might need to get a hold of them when they were off-shift) and the residential phones with a trailing "J" or "W" were all part of the downtown exchange. Indeed, all those numbers were listed in the March 1946 Book with an "R hyphen" prefix to indicate (according to the General Info) manual numbers that you had to contact the Operator to reach. Those calling Richland Exchange numbers from a Dial Phone had to dial "9" to reach the Operator (where have we heard that before?). Now for the instructions to use a Dial Phone (these are direct quotes -- the missing punctuation in some places was absent in the original text): 1. Lift the handset and listen for dial tone. (A steady humming sound) Do not dial until you hear the dial tone. 2. Keeping the handset off the switch hook place finger in the dial opening where the first digit of the desired number appears. 3. Turn the dial until the finger strikes the finger stop. Then allow the dial to return to normal. Do not force or retard the dial. 4. Repeat for each digit of the desired number in turn. Steps 5 thru 13 all deal with general stuff (like dial "9" to reach the Operator and dial "0" to reach the Long Distance Operator) and what to do if you screwed up the dialing procedure. Just so people would know what to expect, the following Section on Tones and Signals was included: Dial Tone: A continuous hum, indicating that equipment is ready to receive your call. Ringing Signal: After dialing a "burring" sound repeated at regular intervals indicates that the called telephone is ringing. Busy Signal: A steady buzzing sound interrupted at short intervals indicates that the called telephone is busy. Replace the handset for a few minutes before attempting to dial the number again. Some general observations on the two books. In the March Book, some in-town offices (and possibly others) were connected to the "J" & "W" Switches. Dick McCoy's Dad's number was treated differently in the two books. In March it was listed as "R-57" but it was changed to "1795N" in the Nov. Book. There were at least two new Switches ("N" & "X") added between the March and November Books and it also appeared that they figured out that people didn't need the "R hyphen" anymore. Bomber Cheers, -Burt Pierard ('59) ~ Richland ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Larry Mattingly ('60) Re: Sacto Bomber Lunch I should be passing through Sacramento February 11th or 12th. A check of the Bomber calendar noted no lunch date listed? Anybody know the date? Road conditions and business requirements may hold me up but I would try to make it, if it is that weekend. (Don't change the schedule on my account). "Happiness is the sky in bloom" -J Larry Mattingly ('60) ~ rom very soggy Tacoma, WA ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Leoma Coles ('63) Happy Birthday to Earl Bennett ('63)! I just keep thinking that turning 60 this past year is so hard to believe! And then there are the days that I feel 60 +... LOL. I've been working lots of hours lately and the days go by so fast, I hope that the time continues to go by fast until it's time to retire... it my be about 3-5 years yet, but there's always hope! Congrats to all those out there who are retired, and I hope you are enjoying every moment. Take care all, -Leoma Coles ('63) ~ Salem, OR where it's wet and rainy like most of the Northwest ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Carol Converse Maurer ('64) To: Jean Armstrong Reynolds ('64) I love the game of croquet!! Played it when I was young a lot. A few years back, we bought the game, original. They have come out with new ones now. Our yard is too small to play, but I won't give up my game. Can always go to the park and play. What a great idea when our granddaughter comes to visit this coming summer!! -Carol Converse Maurer ('64) ~ Eureka, CA - where the rain just won't quit, BUT not as bad as Seattle has been. We at least get the sun every couple or three days in between storms. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jim Coyne ('64) To: Jean Armstrong Reynolds ('64) Jean, you and your husband better check the weather before you go to Seaside. Lots of rain and flooding... highways are washed out. It's just not very nice right now and doesn't look like its going to get better before it gets worse. If you go, be careful. -Jim Coyne ('64) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/14/06 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Derrith Persons ('60), Earl Bennett ('63) Jean Armstrong ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Susan Baker ('64) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Derrith Persons Dean ('60) Pam Randow Coye was a part of the class of 1960. Thursday night, 1/12/2006, Pam passed away. She was always fun to talk to. She will be missed. Neat Lady! My condolences to her family. -Derrith Persons Dean ('60) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Earl C. Bennett, III (Gold Medal Class of '63) To: Mike Perkins ('67) Catching up on back issues of the Alumni Sandstorm, I see your superb entry about how things are going in Iraq. Since I work for the National Ground Intelligence Center as an Arabic translator, I tend to get a pretty balanced view of the situation, and it's good to see you making the case for some of the brighter side. A colleague from an earlier part of my career recently retired from our higher headquarters and spends a lot of time receiving and broadcasting positive emails like yours to a large distribution list of his VVA buddies (he's the Chaplain of the Virginia VVA). In addition to my current function, as a Naval Reservist I spent 3 months in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, and another 3 months back in the States during 1991 working on the captured documents from DESERT STORM. Then I had 2 trips to Bahrain and Baghdad with the UN Special Commission Inspection teams in late '91 and late '92, including the team that spent four days in a parking lot arguing with our Iraqi "hosts" about whether we would get to hold onto the documents we had collected from the administrative headquarters of the Iraqi nuclear weaponization program (we kept them, thanks to strong backing from the first President Bush). I've heard of Parsons, but I'm not familiar with their function. There was a John Perkins in my class, a serious member of the Col Hi golf team are you related? I vaguely recall that he may have had a younger brother, and of course I walked or biked past his house every day for three years on the way to Chief Jo. One of my coworkers from the IT shop took the class I teach introducing the Arabic alphabet and numbers, then went on a 6-month TDY to maintain and upgrade some of our database systems in the Green Zone. She was disappointed that she never was allowed to get out and mingle with the Iraqis basically didn't get to use what she had learned. Stay safe, stay well, and remember, NGIC has answers to your questions. Regards, ecb3, from unseasonably warm central Virginia (average is supposed to be 42 for a high, but this week it's been low 50s to low 60s). -Earl C. Bennett, III (Gold Medal Class of '63) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jean Armstrong Reynolds ('64) To: Jim Coyne ('64) Thanks for the info about the weather in Seaside. My friend called me yesterday and said it made national news. She said the beach at Seaside had washed away. I was hoping she was kidding. Do you live there? Anyone live there that can give be heads up and the weather for the 17th thru the 21st?? Geesh, I finally turn 60 and get to go to the beach and it washes out. To: Carol Converse Maurer ('64) I too love the croquet game. The other one that was my favorite was Red Rover. The one where you throw the ball over the house to another person?? Seems we were always playing that. And of course Hop Scotch and yet my all time favorite was the Pogo Stick. I wonder what happened to my old Pogo Stick.. I do have a picture somewhere of me jumping on it. -Jean Armstrong Reynolds ('64) ~ Goodyear, AZ - Valley of the Sun *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/15/06 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Donna Nelson ('63), Carol Converse ('64) Nancy Mallory ('64), Nancy Nelson ('69) Jumbo Davis ('82) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Carol Cross ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mike Freeman ('71) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Donna Nelson ('63) Here's a memory that's probably been mentioned before... roller skating around Chief Jo Junior High after school or on weekends and peaking into windows as we went. I think I did with my sisters and Barronelle Metcalf ('62) and Joyce Herbel ('62). We had to use the key to tighten the skates onto our shoes and we usually started going up around the gym. On the back side there were about 10 steps to go down so we either slid down the metal hand rail or skated around them on the grass. I think we even packed lunches to eat and must have skated around a hundred times. How fun was that???? -Donna Nelson ('63) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Carol Converse Maurer ('64) To: Jean Armstrong Reynolds ('64) Oh Jean, oh Jean. You've brought out memories once again of my youth! Pogo stick jumping. I had one and loved it. We were always seeing who could keep jumping on it for the longest time. I also played Red Rover a lot. Hop Scotch was also a favorite. I did pretty good with that. And remember jump roping? Did you ever have the 2 people holding the jump rope swing the rope in opposite directions? Seems that I tried that and it was very hard. Don't know if I mastered that one or not. I also remember playing on the swings during recess. They were located on the end of the school at L&C. We would swing just as high as we could and try to get even with the upper bar. We were afraid someone would just keep on going over, haha. -Carol Converse Maurer ('64)~ Eureka, CA -where it's still raining. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Nancy Mallory Johnson ('64) To: Jean Armstrong Reynolds ('64) I loved croquet too. Also badmitten (the two were often sold together. Red Rover was a game where two lines of kids, with hands joined faced each other. One line would say: red rover, red rover send ???? right over. If that person broke through your line they took someone back with them; if they didn't break through they stayed on that team. I think the game where you threw the ball over the house was Annie, Annie over. We also played capture the flag and other games all through the back yards in our neighborhood. Such fun playing outside in those days. -Nancy Mallory Johnson ('64) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Nancy Nelson Wyatt ('69) Ahhhh the games we played and remember. On Red Rover, I remember it as teams holding hands and calling Red Rover Red Rover send ((( name ))) right over. And they tried to break thru the teams hand holding. My other favorite was pogo, skate boarding, and jacks. Remembering playing jacks at Jefferson Elementary school in a contest. Mrs. Jones (P.E. teacher) gave the winner a set of gold jacks and a super ball. I won it one week. Pretty proud of that back then and playing all the different games of jacks. -Nancy Nelson Wyatt ('69) ~ Colville, WA - where it has been raining nights and snowing for the past 2 weeks. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Keith "Jumbo" Davis ('82) To: All Bomber Alum I am looking for a wheelchair accessible van for the transportation of my wife Jennifer Maiuri Davis ('86). We are in Seattle, but still live in West Richland. Jennifer has spent most of the last two months here in Seattle going through a couple surgeries on her L4 vertebra and S1. She now has a fracture on her T4 as well as several other tumors throughout her body. If anyone has any ideas on a new or like new wheel chair accessible van for sale please contact me at Any help on this would be greatly appreciated. Thank you, -Keith "Jumbo" Davis ('82) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/16/06 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 11 Bombers sent stuff: Phil Belcher ('51), Dona McCleary ('54) Lois Weyerts ('56), Barbara Powell ('58) Lola Heidlebaugh ('60), Freddie Schafer ('63) and Ann Engel ('63) Larry Holloway ('64), Linda Reining ('64) Pam Ehinger ('67), Betti Avant ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Stephanie Dawson ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Barry Byron ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gary Telfer ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gene Gustafson ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lucinda Barr ('69) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Phil Belcher ('51) Re: Memories I saw a picture in the Tri-City Herald this week showing a huge pile of Christmas trees that they were stacking for recycling. It reminded me of the way we did it in the late '40s and early '50s. Everyone would bring them to the big vacant lot across from where the fire station is now and the kids would have a snake dance all through town, stores included, ending up at the pile of trees. No one seemed to mind the fact that we would cross streets and force the cars to stop and watch for a few minutes. The fire department would set them on fire and we would stand around and watch and sing. Does anyone remember when they quit doing the snake dance and bon fire? My father was a fire fighter (used to be called a fireman) and during the weeks leading up to Christmas the men would repair broken toys, trikes, and so forth, repaint them and give them to families that were down on their luck. Things were so much simpler in the old days. -Phil Belcher ('51) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Dona McCleary Belt ('54) Re: Richland All Bomber Luncheon Yesterday, Larry Belt ('57) and I attended the Bombers Luncheon held at JD'S in West Richland hosted by Patti and Vera. It was a good time! We were heading for the Bombers vs Kennewick game because the week before we had purchased tickets from the Richland Gold Dust Dance team for a Spaghetti dinner being catered in by The Olive Garden as a fund raising for the Dance Team. If you haven't seen them perform ... you ARE missing out! The are GREAT!!! (The dinner was good, too) There are 6 more home games, as follows: * Jan. 27 vs Kamiakin * Feb. 2 vs Pasco * Feb. 4 vs Davis * Feb.7 vs Eisenhower * Feb. 9 vs Walla Walla * Feb. 14 vs Eastmount Lets all get out and support our hometown team! It's...FUN!!! Please let me know if my dues are paid up or not. Warmly, Friend Dona -Dona McCleary Belt ('54) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Lois Weyerts Harrold ('56) Re: Croquet Our family takes a 5 day camping trip each summer to Paradise Creek Campground on the Wind River and Paradise Creek in Washington. It is a beautiful camp ground in old growth timber. Our three children and their families join us and we get campsites close to each other. There are many paths between the camp-sites so we can visit each other easily. Two years ago our son-in-law, Bob Glenn, brought his croquet set and set up an "all terrain" croquet game. You could not disturb or change the plants, etc. along the paths to make it easier to hit the ball to the next wicket. We had to hit it over bumps, around dips and holes, and even under logs to get to the next wicket. It is a real challenge and so much fun that we do it every year now. Last year they made it even longer and harder to be a real challenge for the adults. Our grandkids 5 years and older enjoy it also. It worked well because this campground does not have a lot of thick underbrush and you could see the pathways easily. Some wickets took as many as 10 or more tries to get through. The game stopped when a person finally made it to the post at the end. This is so much more fun than when we played it on the flat ground in our backyard! If you get a chance to do this when you go camping it will be worth the effort to set it up. -Lois Weyerts Harrold ('56) ~ in Richland and we finally had a beautiful sunny day! I hope all our classmates in the class of '56 are looking forward to our 50th Reunion to be held on September 8, 9, and 10, 2006 in conjunction with Club 40. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Barbara Powell Beaudry ('58) Re: Seaside To: Jean Armstrong Reynolds ('64) Since I am in Phoenix, I cannot give you the weather, but we had a condo for 10 years in Gearhart which is right next door to Seaside, only divided by the river. If it does stop raining and you are allowed to walk the beach, Gearhart beach is one of the few places where you can find sand dollars. A wonderful restaurant is on the main road into Gearhart... there is only one and it is right across from the grocery store. We always enjoyed their Greek sandwich, but anything you order is wonderful. Only open for lunch. Duggers is wonderful for Seafood and Moe's in Cannon Beach is a popular restaurant for their clam chowder. We enjoyed the storms as would put a fir in the fireplace and watch the huge waves roll in. In regards to games . Does anyone remember the kids making stilts. I believe it was Carl Stratton ('58) who would sit on the porch railing to get on his stilts and then walk away hoping not to fall. Sharon Toner Lambert ('58) and her husband are here in Phoenix watching their granddaughter play soccer and hopefully will be here with us tonight and if Carolyn Brown Hebert ('58) is over the flu, we will be getting together. It will be the second time the three of us will be together in about 47 years. Amazing how we just pick up where we left off. -Barbara Powell Beaudry ('58) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Lola Heidlebaugh Bowen ('60) Re: Portland/Vancouver Bomber Luncheon Thanks to everyone who was able to be there this time - everyone had a good time and visiting was great! Thanks to Irl French ('51) and Char Dossett Holden ('51) for traveling south to join us - and to Brad Upton ('74) for joining us from wherever he calls home now! See you all in March! -Lola Heidlebaugh Bowen ('60) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Freddie Schafer ('63) and Ann Engel Schafer ('63) Re: Portland/Vancouver Luncheon Saturday 14, Portland/Vancouver Bomber Luncheon met at the Jantzen Beach Red Lion a good time was had by all. Bombers present (in no particular order): Jo Heidlebaugh ('74), Alan Porter ('67),Char Dossett Holden ('51), Brad Upton ('74), Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54), Ron Holeman ('56), Fred Schafer ('63), Ann Engel Schafer ('63), Irl French ('51), Marilyn Mabee Welter ('61), Lola Heidlebaugh Bowen ('60), and Mom Heidlebaugh. -Freddie Schafer ('63) and Ann Engel Schafer ('63) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Larry Holloway ('64) One of the main reasons we all played those games outdoors was due to the fact that there were not too many of us who had TVs. I remember the most fun we had was playing with the large cardboard boxes that came with the washers and dryers and TVs. Remember all the things you could do with those? We also had fun digging a swimming pool in the back yard and trying to fill it with water. For some strange reason it never got very full. My dad was sure upset when he got home from work and saw the large hole. At that time it was always more fun to play outside rather than stay indoors. -Larry Holloway ('64) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Linda Reining ('64) Re: Games from childhood I never did get the hang of pogo stick jumping... kept slipping off the bar and hitting my ankles... finally gave up! Roller skating up and down Elm Street and all the way to Spalding, then back home... playing Red Rover, and Annie, Annie, Over. Re: double jump rope with ropes going opposite directions I remember that, but was never able to do it... wasn't it called, "Double Dutch"? I remember all the silly songs we jumped to... "A my name is Alice...", "Down by the Ocean, Down By the Sea", "Red Hot Peppers", "Cinderella Dressed in Yellow", and others... have a book some place with all those songs in it... along with camp songs... swinging on the swings and seeing if we could touch the leaves on the trees that were in front of the swings at Spalding... hopscotch was a favorite, too. I can remember using a small chain as a "marker". If I remember right, we had contests at Spalding in jacks and the guys had contests in marbles. I don't remember what we got if we won, though. Remember Girls' Patrol and Boys' Patrol? We would wear white sailor hats and a white sash across the front of our bodies. I can't remember exactly what our duties were, but think we would stand outside at lunch and recess and make sure that no kids went inside school until the bell rang. Did we also patrol the halls and after school to make sure that everyone left the grounds? I think I remember the Boys' Patrol standing guard at the crosswalks. -Linda Reining ('64) ~ Bakersfield, CA - we have had some rain, but nothing even close to what Seattle is getting. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Pam Ehinger (The Blue Ribbon Class of '67) WOW!! The games we played as kids. The kids of today have no idea what we're talking about! How about Hide 'n Seek, kick the can, and there was one we did in the snow, Fox and Goose? Not sure of the name but you made a big circle and a little circle in the middle with lines going out to the outer circle. The one in the middle was IT and the rest had to run around the outer circle. It was another form a Tag You're IT! I lived on the corner of Wilson and Thayer. The Demiters, Mike Hogan, (the older one), Allen Stephens, and a bunch more lived in that neighborhood too! We were at that time the last block on the North end. Hanford Bus Lot was in our back yards! You all brought back some great memories of those days! Thank You! Bombers Rule -Pam Ehinger (The Blue Ribbon Class of '67) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Betti Avant ('69) To: Nancy Nelson Wyatt ('69) Nancy, I, too remember the jacks tournament. When I was in the 5th grade at Jason Lee, my teacher decided to have a jacks tournament for the gals and a checkers one for the guys. I was a tomboy and was better at checkers than jacks so that is what I played. I ended up 3rd in the class and I was pretty proud of that. In the 6th grade while the gals were jumping rope, playing hopscotch, or jacks I was playing softball with the boys. I was pretty good and always found a way to get on base. One day the gals got jealous and decided they wanted to join in the game. The other team had a gal pitching who had no idea what she was doing. The guys on my team told me to just swing at anything she throws. I was so embarrassed that day when I struck out 3 times against her. The gals never played with us after that one day, but then....... -Betti Avant ('69) ~ Lacey, WA where the water fowl are in heaven with all the rain *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/17/06 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 12 Bombers sent stuff and 2 Bomber funeral notices today: Phil Belcher ('51), Dale Ennor ('59) Patti Jones ('60), Bill Craddock ('61) Jim Andersen ('61), Ann Engel ('63) Earl Bennett ('63), Carol Converse ('64) Jean Armstrong ('64), David Rivers ('65) Shirley Collings ('66), Nancy Nelson ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Betty Ely ('47) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Teresa Holmes ('93) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Phil Belcher ('51) We are packing for a move to Pasco (of all places). Never thought we'd move here after all the squabbles we had with the Pasco guys at the Pasco Port pool!!! While packing I was going through some old boxes from my Mother, (who never threw anything out) Found some old school books of mine, history, math and so forth. In some of the books were some old Sandstorm papers, one from '47, one from '51. and one from '53. Took me back for a bit. Re: phone numbers Our home phone was Enterprise 4301 since West Richland at that time was called Enterprise. That changed some time later because we kept getting our mail sent to Enterprise, OR. Memories: Remember the unboat races? And how everyone had the greatest time without getting in trouble. And when the only guys that wore their baseball caps backwards were baseball catchers and welders. And Coke and Pepsi only had sides on their trucks in the winter time to keep the bottles from freezing. We had a game to see who had the Coke bottle from the furthest place from Richland. Loser had to buy the Cokes. Cost a nickel per bottle. Back to packing. -Phil Belcher ('51) ~ watching it snow large flakes in Prosser, WA ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Dale Ennor ('59) To: Linda Reining ('64) I remember well the day I was selected to be a "patrolman" at Lewis & Clark grade school. I don't recall how they selected students for the duty, but do recall than Wendell Briggs and Mack Lamb (both '59) were "officers" in the corps and had the enviable task of directing the labors of us peons. We were sent to varying crosswalks to stop traffic with our red flags to allow younger children safe passage across the street. After the initial surge of kids the job could become rather boring so we found activities to pass the time until relieved by the "captains." At one crossing, I believe it was where Endress Street terminates just east of the old school site, we would poke the power pole with the end of our metal flag stick. The last time I was in Richland the deep indentation in the power pole is still quite obvious . . . more than fifty years later! By the way, am I losing it more than usual, that is a yahoo map of Richland shows Jadwin where Goethals used to be, and Goethals where Duane used to be. Help! -Dale Ennor ('59) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) Re: New grandchild for Nina Jones Rowe ('65) Nina's third grandchild in 2 l/2 years was born Friday, January 13, 2006 at 10:39am. Alexander Merik Hoffman was born weighing in at 8 lbs and 8 ozs. and 20.1 inches. This family is growing rather fast lately. My niece, Yvonne Jones Taylor - Joe Jones Winterhawk's ('58) - daughter had her third child Johnathan a year ago. My mother, Norma Jones, now has eight grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. Re: All Bomber Luncheon - Richland The following were in attendance: Pat Doriss Trimble ('65), Dave Rhodes ('52) and spouse Alice, Glen Rose ('58) and spouse Carol, Marie Ruppert Hartman ('63) - hubby Lance Hartman ('60) was off playing golf -- Cathy Geier ('66) attended for the first time as she recently moved from Seattle to Sunnyside. Fred Klutz ('58), Barbara Isakson Rau ('58), Larry Belt ('57), Dona McCleary Belt ('54), and Vera Smith Robbins (58). There were so many conversations going on up and down the table that I could not get highlights as I usually do. By conversation I did notice there were various busy things going on during the day for the Bombers but they set aside time to be at the luncheon. As Dona McCleary Belt ('54) mentioned in her Sandstorm entry today, they were off to the Spaghetti feed and Bomber JV basketball game after the luncheon Next luncheon will be February 11, 2006. If attending, please make your own Valentine Bomber name tag. There will be a prize for the best. Re: Outdoor games growing up All the Sandstorm entries about the outdoor games recently brings up so many fun times. Not a game, but add the fun washing cars that could easily turn into a water hose fight. Hmmm... wonder who Janet Pfohl ('60) is about ready to throw the cloth at... not me as I was behind the camera. Running through the sprinkler also there might have been a game but can't think of any at the moment. Walking on stilts has always intrigued me. My son-in-law Michael (he has worked as a plaster for years and it was part of his job to walk on stilts. We would be in down Seattle and Michael would point out the tall buildings he worked on wearing stilts I would wince at how scary it was to do his job. It was nothing to him.) started wearing them on Halloween for the past few years. He would put on his stilts and clothes with a gory mask. The little ones could hardly look at him but as they grew up they began to look for him each year. Soon my grandson Jeremie took his place. Then my granddaughter Samantha would take turns with Jeremie. Always family fun to watch their antics with the little kids. Other water fun was at many various spots. A day at Hat Rock had Gary Hunt ('57) buried in the sand by Gary Persons ('57) and Jim Morton ('5?). Janet Forby Padgett ('60) is blowing up the air mattress. Pictures taken June 1959 so I know we weren't skipping school. Quite a few sun burns that day but a good time had by all. And what water sports did you do dj Jeff Michael ('65)? I have noticed in my neighborhood since I have moved back to this area that I rarely see children in the warmth of the summer out playing. Surprised me as I would think the outdoor games would be the highlight here. Yes, summer sports do get a lot of the children outside. Bombers Have Fun -Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) ~ Where Cathy Geier ('66) in Sunnyside emailed me that it is snowing. Raining here in West Richland. Temperature is 36. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Bill Craddock ('61) Re: Mrs. Gardiner (RIP) Jack Gardiner ('61) and I were and remain the best of friends from early grade school (Spalding) until now. His Mom, Jo Gardiner, passed away this morning, January 16th. Having lost my own Mom only a week ago, I feel an extra, severe loss. Two of Richland's finest LADIES and MOTHERS are gone. Mrs. Gardiner welcomed me to her home countless times over many years and she became almost a "Mom away from Mom" to me. I maintained close contact with her during all the years that Jack lived in California and prized her for her caring, and her humor, wit, and intelligence. She and Jack were always a very important part of my life and loved as "family". Mrs. Gardiner adored her boys, Scotty ('56), Jack ('61), and Chuck ('63-RIP) and her pride in them was always so evident. I'll miss her -Bill Craddock ('61) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [See the funeral notice for Carrie Craddock on the Einan's website at: -Maren] ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jim Andersen ('61) Jack Gardiner ('61) lost his mother early this morning [1/16] in Richland. She was a great lady and now she is with her husband John and son Chuck ('63-RIP). -Jim Andersen ('61) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Ann Engel Schafer ('63) Re: Games kids play OK, the kids at the school I'm at play duck duck goose, red light green light, kick ball, soccer, wall ball, hop scotch, jump rope, hula hoop, simon says and four square. They can't play red rover or tag... too many injuries. How many of you remember 1,2,3 o'leary? Have tried to teach that to the girls at school... it was one of my favorite game. To: Barbara Powell Beaudry ('58) Thanks for saving my life from my brothers Joe Engel ('58) and George Engel ('56). You were my babysitter and I loved you. Tell Carolyn "Hi" for me when you see her. We had a great neighborhood. -Ann Engel Schafer ('63) ~ From soggy, wet and getting wetting Vancouver, WA ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Earl Bennett ('63) To: Jean Armstrong Reynolds ('64) Jean: You probably get mostly D mint-mark coins out West, whereas it takes quite a while after the coins come out for Ds to get to us in Virginia. We get mostly Ps, of course. If you want a Philadelphia mint-mark West Virginia quarter, give me an address and I'll send one. As for me, I've been purchasing the Uncirculated sets each year, directly from the US Mint, which includes both D and P mint marks. You might consider that, it's not too expensive, and then you won't miss any. You can order on-line. Re: playing in rain puddles I lived on Turner at the end of Potter. One short block west, where Sanford crosses Turner, there is a low point where the drains would occasionally stop up during a heavy rain, and I remember a couple of times the water got to about 15-18 inches deep, covering the whole street and going well up into the opposite lawns one time I think it was less than 6 inches in depth from flowing into the front door of the Vorhies' house on the corner (Betty was class of '62, I think, and she had a sister several years younger whose name escapes me). We would put on swimsuits and frolic in the temporary pond, just like you did, and like Linda mentioned on Elm street. We had lived two doors down from Linda on Elm until we moved to the 4-bedroom rancher on Turner when I was in fifth grade. We played croquet quite a bit, too, and I remember that Shine's house (Pam and Dave, Bombers a couple years older than us?) on the corner of Elm and Cottonwood had a beautifully flat and dense lawn, perfect for croquet, surrounded by a high, thick hedge. Our back yard on Elm next to the Shelter Belt was pretty good, too, but the lot on Turner was too hilly, and the flat side yard was too narrow. My wife and I purchased a croquet set a few years ago and have played a couple of times with our kids and grandkids, though the lawn is not ideal for it. We hope to have a nice spot for it established over the next couple of summers, and a Bocce court, too, but it will be hard work, as we have a lot of trees and full-shade grass requires takes a lot of care. Trees will slowly thin out as I find spare time. Regards, ecb3 from Central Virginia, where winter is back and the wind knocked down a dead yellow poplar Saturday night (the top landed right next to our fire pit for easy cleanup, thankfully), but tomorrow is supposed to get up to 50 after a spat of freezing rain in the morning. -Earl Bennett ('63) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Carol Converse Maurer ('64) OOPS Jean Armstrong Reynolds ('64): I guess we had the game mixed up. I knew which one you were talking about - throwing the ball over the roof of the house. Not Red Rover. Was there really a name for that game? -Carol Converse Maurer ('64) ~ Eureka, CA - where the sun shone yesterday, but getting ready for rain all of this week supposedly. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jean Armstrong Reynolds ('64) To: Donna Nelson ('63) I had forgotten about roller skating... But, instead of Chief Jo, we roller skated at Lewis and Clark... Unless it was Friday night... Then we went to the Roller Skating Rink there in Richland... Oh, my, what great memories were made there... I can remember it like it was yesterday... Ronnie Gaines ('62-RIP) was my boyfriend at the time and I don't think we missed a Friday night all through Jr High... And most of High School.. I still have my key to my skates... Don't have the skates though... I did buy some at a yard sale a few years back.. Decided I better get rid of them before I broke my leg... I did go skating with my youngest daughter about 12 years ago... As long as she held onto me, I was OK... I think I only fell twice and that was when she let go of me.. To: Carol Converse Maurer ('64) I never tried Pogo stick jumping... I could only jump rope the regular way, but I did like it a lot... And swinging was a lot of fun. I still like to swing when I take the grandkids to the park... That's about all this old lady is up to these days.. That and walking the dog... :) To: Nancy Mallory Johnson ('64) Yup, that Red Rover was when you tried to run through the line of people with their hands together... Now I remember. To: Barbara Powell Beaudry ('58) Thanks for the info about Seaside. Hopefully, it won't be so flooded that we can make it to Duggers or Moe's. I love the beach and am sure I will have a good time. When I get back, I'll let you know... Oh, my gosh, yes, I do remember the stilts. My Dad made some for me. I loved them. Made me feel tall. That was so much fun. I wish I had that balance now. To: Larry Holloway ('64) We did have a TV, when I was about 12, I think. But, we still played outside. Guess we were just used to it. That and I think we only got 3 channels. It was only black and white, but you could buy a plastic cover that was blue at the top and green at the bottom and maybe even red in the middle. I don't quite remember. We played with cardboard boxes also. Made a small house out of them. When we get back from the coast, let's do lunch. Thanks for all the input on all the childhood games. It has brought a smile to my face and a tear to my eye. Remembering how fortunate we were growing up in Richland where there was more fun than crime. It was so safe there and everyone was so friendly. It was like one big happy family. And now, living in Goodyear, I hardly know my neighbors. And some of them, I don't know at all. I guess that is change. I am very lucky to have grown up when I did and where I did. I miss Richland. Maybe someday when hubby retires, we will come back. -Jean Armstrong Reynolds ('64) ~ Goodyear, AZ today, Seaside, OR tomorrow ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: David Rivers ('65) Re: Portland/Vancouver Lunch Couldn't figure one of them out... knew the face... it was Brad Upton ('74)... how come Ann and Freddie never change????? -David Rivers ('65) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) Re: Funeral Notices I give John Adkins ('62) a BIG BOMBER "THANK YOU!" John has been covering the funeral notices for me for the last three weeks while I'm recovering from surgery. I GREATLY appreciate your assistance, John! -Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) ~Richland ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Nancy Nelson Wyatt ('69) To: Betty Avant ('69) I was also a tomboy and played flag football with the boys at Jefferson. Then was disappointed when we girls were banned from the sport. I did the hop scotch, and double Dutch. Remembering mom and dad bought me an expensive doll when I was 7. My brother Bobby ('65) and I took it back and traded it for a football and baseball and mitts. Boy did we get in trouble. And right, the kids now days (talking about my grandkids) don't know what we are talking about when we talk about all the games we used to play and have fun. We were never bored, always had something to do and if we didn't, we would find something or parents would find something for us (usually work) My kids growing up found out in a hurry not to tell me they were bored. Course they grew up on a horse ranch. And we grew up in town. Would never change the way we grew up or the way I raised my kids. All is good experience on both sides. Will be in Richland soon - like in April or May - to visit with my parents. Maybe it will be at the time when a Bomber Luncheon is. -Nancy Nelson Wyatt ('69) ~ where it is starting to snow againnnnnn. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* Funeral Notices >>Pamela Randow Coye ('60) ~ 11/6/42 - 12/12/06 >>Dick Phillips ('53) ~ 7/17/35 ~ 11/8/05 *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/18/06 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 9 Bombers sent stuff: Burt Pierard ('59), Mike Brady ('61) Helen Cross ('62), Donna Bowers ('63) Carol Converse ('64), Gary Behymer ('64) Patty de la Bretonne ('65), Vicki Steichen ('67) Nancy Nelson ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Missy Keeney ('59) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jeannie Shanks ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kathy O'Neil ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sheila Davis ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Eric Holmes ('90) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Burt Pierard ('59) To: Dale Ennor ('59) Re: Goethals vs Jadwin The Goethals - Jadwin changes in the South End were driven by changes made at the Williams Blvd. intersections. Originally, Goethals Drive was one of the four, generally, main North- South arterials (along with Thayer drive, Stevens Drive & Geo. Wash. Way). Goethals ran all the way through Downtown to the South, as you remember. Jadwin Ave. was a relatively short street that started at Wilson St. on the North and hooked west to Goethals just north of where the LDS Church was built. The first change (prior to 1949) was to extend Jadwin to Williams, intersecting about 100 feet east (next to the Union 76 Station) of where Goethals went across Williams (they may have also extended Jadwin north to intersect Stevens at that time, I'm not sure). This essentially created a five-way intersection. The following discussion is my undocumented assumptions. I believe the next change (date unknown to me) was necessitated by the coming of the Stop Lights. The Govt. apparently could not work out a Signal System to work safely with those intersections so their solution was to reroute Goethals (north of Williams) to turn directly south at a point about even with the LDS Church and intersect Williams further west (away from the Jadwin intersection). Curiously, they maintained the Goethals name from Williams on south. At some time (unknown to me but after 1961), the southern Goethals section name was changed (and some minor intersection modifications to make Jadwin go straight through) thus making Jadwin the N - S arterial. Presumably, this was when Goethals was extended through to Duane also. To: Jean Armstrong Reynolds ('64) Re: The Roller Rink The Roller Rink is still a surviving venture. I was driving by last Friday night (about 7:30) and saw a number of cars dropping off kids to skate. What Wooses (sp?). We always walked to get there, but then, we walked everywhere. Bomber Cheers, -Burt Pierard ('59) ~ Richland ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Mike Brady ('61) First, I would like to express my sympathy to the Gardiner and Craddock families for the loss of their Mothers. May all their warm memories of their mothers ease the sorrow that they must feel. Second, I was wondering if anyone has had experience with reverse mortgages. My wife's sister and husband are over 62 years old and are house rich but cash poor. I pointed out an article to them in last Saturday's Seattle P.I written by Michelle Singletary regarding reverse mortgages. It seems like one of those "it's a too good to be true" scenarios. I read where it is funded through FHA and Fanniie Mae. Thanks in advance... -Mike Brady ('61) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) A very late Happy Birthday to my dear cousin, Carol Cross Llewellyn ('64) on January l5th. I was head cook for 2 Chrysalis walks over the week-end so I was cooking for over l00 and planning for it the last two weeks. Sorry, Carol, I knew and had thought of your birthday, but got too caught up as I got closer to the date. We've had some gorgeous weather over the weekend, Monday it was mostly sunny and in the 60s. Today it's in the 50s and raining. But hey, it's not snowing and the roads aren't freezing, so I'll take it. I will be heading out to Sacramento and points up north about the first on February. I am hoping to connect with a Bomber lunch somewhere, and also see some friends, my son in California, my mother, and brother, and some cousins and friends. -Helen Cross Kirk ('62) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Donna Bowers Rice (The Gold Medal Class of '63) All this talk of croquet, reminds me of being in Seaside, FL one June. We were going to the croquet field with my son-in- law, who was telling us that he remembered many croquet matches, but that people in the south always wore white when they played (similarly to tennis) and usually, one needed to make reservations for the court as there were several. Sure enough, when we got there everyone was in their whites and the courts were reserved. They were having a wedding shower with champagne and they were all dressed beautifully in their whites. It was very impressive and I thought what a fun thing to do. We saw 3 weddings on the beach that weekend and the receptions were held as garden parties in several of the houses of Seaside. It was a very romantic setting. I was just wondering if any Bomber who lives in the south now has ever seen croquet played in the whites?? Or was that a '50s '60s thing or a Jackson, MM thing? -Donna Bowers Rice (GMC '63) ~ in mild St. Louis, MO - where we have had very little winter so far ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Carol Converse Maurer ('64) To: Ann Engel Schafer ('63) You'll have to tell me about the game "1,2,3 o'leary". That sounds soooo very familiar. -Carol Converse Maurer ('64) ~ Eureka, CA - where it's pouring down rain today. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Gary Behymer ('64) Re: Nuke-Nacks Bomberese? 'Buddy', our 3 year old grandson's favorite treat is Nuke-Nacks (;-) You know... Fruit Snacks! For you dedicated 'atomic bombers', here's a treat for you: -Gary Behymer ('64) ~ somewhere in downtown Colfax, WA ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Patty de la Bretonne ('65) Throwing the ball over the roof was "Annie Annie Over". If it didn't go over you said "Pigtails". OK, you finally got my attention.... -Patty de la Bretonne ('65) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Vicki Steichen Bricker ('67) Any one play marbles as a kid? -Vicki Steichen Bricker ('67) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Nancy Nelson Wyatt ('69) Re: Passing of Jo Gardiner My mom and dad were close friends of Jo's. She treated me and my brother like her own. I had the excitement of visiting with her this past summer when I was down there and took pictures of Jo and my mom as they were the best of friends. I remember when I went to see her... mom had asked her if she recognized me and all I heard her say was "This can't be my LITTLE Nancy." Mom said "Yep" it was. I was 55 that day and not the little girl she held on her lap. Dad called me about 2 hours after he was told about Jo and I just sat at the computer, looked into my documents and brought up the pictures of Jo and mom. These are for you, Jack. If you want more, I have them. Mom and dad were Clayton and Ruth Nelson... brother, Bob. -Nancy Nelson Wyatt ('69) ~ where it is still snowing and forecasting snow for another week. got to love the winter. *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/19/06 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 12 Bombers sent stuff: Jerry Oakley ('51), Carole Clark ('54) Tom Tracy ('55), Burt Pierard ('59) Patti Mathis ('60), Marilyn Swan ('63) Carol Converse ('64), Linda Reining ('64) Donna Fredette ('65), Patty de la Bretonne ('65) Lisa Lysher ('79) & Robert Lysher ('81) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sharon Brooks ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Donna Bowers ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jean Armstrong ('64) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jerry Oakley ('51) Does anyone remember playing mumbly peg? (sp?). -Jerry Oakley ('51) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Carole Clark Oien ('54) To: Vicki Steichen Bricker ('67) Yes, I played marbles as a kid but I think I remember the boys playing it more. As you all have been discussing games we played as kids I remember playing almost all of them. But the one I remember most of all is Mumbelty Peg or something with a spelling close to that. We played it with a pocket knife of all things. There were different tricks that you did with the knife. A couple that I remember are: holding the blade lightly between the fingers of the left hand and fliipping up on the handle so that the knife would flip and stick its point into the dirt and the next one seems even crazier as we would hold the knife on the top of our head with our hand over it and kind of pull and flip the knife, again so it would stick in the dirt. I remember playing this when we lived on Goethals and we moved to the north end of town before I was in sixth grade so I had to be 3rd, 4th, or 5th grade playing this crazy game. I would have died if my own kids had done it. But it was fun! -Carole Clark Oien ('54) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Tom Tracy ('55) To:O Burt Pierard ('59) Thanks for the map tour and history of Richland's Streets. Good to know the old skating rink is still operating. Our church teenagers spent a lot of time there (if its the same one) The only great skater we had was Lea Branum Clark ('55). She had all the moves of an Olympic Champion and her folks sometimes led the pack as we drove to Walla Walla's skating rink on the old military base. It was located near the site where our Nazarene Church dismantled the Chapel and brought it to Richland. It was a great church...we all helped build it. Full basement and balcony. Pretty old and basic, but had everything we needed for our worship. Prior to that, we rented space in Spalding School, RHS Library (where you could find something to read if the sermons got to long.) Skating was acceptable even to a left-hander who had to dust himself off once in awhile. Lots of our kids were good skaters, but Lee Branum was the best. Being her partner meant she could readjust your slips, stumbles and keep you from having any "unintentional contact with the floor". Along Stevens Blvd. one winter morning we had glare ice on all the streets and sidewalks. One of our high school classmates creatively passed us on ice skates as we crawled along toward Lee Blvd and the parking lots. The skater took the serious looks off our faces. He stumbled a couple of times. I thought if only Lee Branum Clark ('55) would have been his skating partner, he have been much safer on those icy roads and frozen sidewalks. Our teenagers had a lot of fun skating and then hitting By's Burger Drive Inn. Cousin Ben played our favorite songs and we could dedicate them to our friends. Life was good. Thanks for the memories. -Tom Tracy ('55) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Burt Pierard ('59) To: Patty de la Bretonne ('65) Re: "Annie, Annie, Over" As I have been reading the accounts of neighborhood games, I was pondering a posting about our neighborhood. Naturally, my thoughts included "Annie, Annie, Over" but for the life of me, I couldn't remember what we said if the ball didn't make it over. You hit it right on with your answer, "Pigtails." Thanks for the memory. Re: Neighborhood games Our games drew a zillion kids from the Rochefontaine area (we were the SE corner lot at Thayer). Our game of choice was "Kick the Can." As I recall, the game was played like Hide 'n Seek in that one person was "It" and everybody else hid. When the "It person" found somebody, they had to run back and jump over the can, saying something like "Over the can on (whoever)." The "whoever person" then had to sit out. The wrinkle was that if the "whoever person" could beat the "It person" to the can and kick it, everybody who had been found was released to go hide again. I think it was also allowed that if somebody snuck around and kicked the can while the "It person" was searching, the found people were released as above. For "Annie, Annie, Over," our favorite house to use was the Ron Holeman ('56)/Larry Nelligan ('59 WB, but alas, he graduated a Lion) "A" House. As an aside, the Nelligan side of the house was later occupied by Jay ('59) & Jill ('63) Butler. As I recall, it was kind of a "Rite of Passage" in our neighborhood to be old enough to actually get the tennis ball over the "A" House. I also have a vague recollection about what happened if the ball thrown over was caught "on the fly." I seem to recall that the "catcher" would then run around the house and try to hit someone on the other team (kind of like "War Ball") and the "hit person" would then come back to the "catcher's" team. This memory is not strong so it may be totally false. For Croquet, our corner lot, along with the Nelligan's side yard, afforded a gigantic space for a course. As I recall, we had a ground rule to cover "sending" somebody's ball into the street (you could bring it back to the grassy edge). My brother Dick ('52) might have to step in here, but I don't remember owning a Croquet set ourselves. It does seem that there was no problem with other people bringing their sets to use on our course. Bomber Cheers, -Burt Pierard ('59) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Patti Mathis Wheeler ('60) Re: games we use to play i played them all, from hide and seek to red rover, but the game that worried me the most was one i played in first or second grade. a circle was formed and "it" walked around the outside of it with a piece of cloth. when "it" dropped the cloth behind someone, they then had to pick it up and tag out "it" with it before he took that person's place in the circle. Of course you couldn't see who the cloth was dropped behind and many times the cloth just laid there because no one knew but "it" that it was there... hated that game with a passion... never saw the fun in it... can't remember the name of the game. Games and me didn't get along too well, although I loved them. Mmumbly peg got me a few stitches in my arm, throwing the ball over the roof got my glasses broken, red rover got stitches in my knee, and roller skating got my hand broken as the shoe skate flopped over on my hand as i fell... guess I should never have been allowed out of my house, lol. -Patti Mathis Wheeler ('60) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Marilyn Swan Beddo ('63) To: Donna Bowers Rice ('63) I want to wish Happy Birthday Greetings to one of my "oldest" & dearest friends. Can't believe we sat on the corner of Totten & Symons all those years ago. We were trying to solve all our problems back then (wish today's problems were as simple as they were back then) & plotting our futures. Hope you have a wonderful day celebrating!! And to be a real brat, I have to say, "I'll never be as old as you"!!! -Marilyn Swan Beddo ('63) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Carol Converse Maurer ('64) To: Mike Brady ('61) My husband and I have talked about a "reverse mortgage" when the time comes. I think they are really great for those whose incomes are very limited after retirement. From what I know, you want to hold off as long as possible. The more equity you have in your home the better. You have to want to remain in your home the rest of your life. You won't own your home once you get the "reverse mortgage" - the company will. You just get to live there. Now, IF you want to move, you won't get any money to buy another home, as the equity is what you've been paid. Here in CA, they are really pushing this. I think it's great as we will still owe a bunch on our home when we retire. -Carol Converse Maurer ('64) ~ Eureka, CA - where I thought we were going for sun today, but it's dark, windy and hailing. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Linda Reining ('64) To: Carol Converse Maurer ('64) Re: 1, 2, 3 O'leary If I remember, we would bounce a big, red ball three times, saying, "1, 2, 3 O'leary", lift one leg over the ball when we said "o'leary"... then say "4, 5, 6 O'leary", lift one leg over the ball, "7, 8, 9 O'leary", lift one leg over the ball, "10 O'leary-O" and lift one leg over the ball, again. if you missed getting your leg over the ball, it was someone else's turn... can't remember if there was anymore to it or not--- someone asked if anyone remembers playing marbles---I played them, but they were more a "boys' sport"---we girls played jacks. I do remember the big, "steelies" and the "aggies" and "fudging"--- did we lose marbles if we "fudged"? can't remember all the rules. remember having "cat's eye" marbles, along with "steelies"---didn't we use those to knock the marbles out of the circle???? I remember Friday nights at the roller rink----my mom made me a skating outfit when I was about 7-8 years old---thought I was "it" skating around in that!!!!!!! Don't remember going there as a teen, though---think by then, it had gotten a "rep" and my mom wouldn't let me go--except on Saturday afternoons---who wanted to go during the day???? No guys to flirt with then!!!! My grandson's elementary school has "skate night" every Tuesday and it is packed with kids, moms, and dads skating to "The Hokey Pokey", rock and roll, "fast skate", boys' only, girls' only, couples, and then they have races between the parents and the kids. they even play music from the 60's---fun to watch them skating to the "golden oldies". -Linda Reining ('64) ~ Bakersfield,CA - woke up to frost on the grass and ice on the windows of my van the past two mornings. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Donna Fredette ('65) Re: Annie To: Patty de la Bretonne ('65) You finally got my attention!! I was trying to remember what that was over the house last night and could not remember. I always remember playing it at Barbara and Kathy Berkeley's ('63) house and having a great time. We had the best childhood ever. I could jump on the pogo stick into the hundreds and it was my favorite besides jump rope and did we ever have fun jumping rope. We made up so many things like one story that I cannot remember so I will have to consult Barbara because I bet she can remember. We played croquet all the time as well as Red Rover. Also, all the countless nights playing hide and go seek and days playing hop scotch. You know the reason we made up so many games was because we did not have computers or TVs in those days. I think it was before Mickey Mouse Club. But of course we did not sit around all day watching TV, we were too busy running barefoot into the sand hills! And roller skating and swimming and going to free shows, and on and on. Think of what great shape we were in physically. I remember riding my bike with no hands and my feet up on the handle bars and we didn't wear helmet's either in those days. So thanks Patty for getting my attention. It is so much fun to remember. I guess I am going to have to buy my granddaughter a pogo stick. Bomber Cheers! -Donna Fredette ('65) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Patty de la Bretonne ('65) Isn't 1, 2, 3 olario where you bounce a ball 3 times and then put your leg over on the olario? something like that..... -Patty de la Bretonne ('65) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Lisa Lysher Fuller ('79) & Robert Lysher ('81) It is with great sadness that my brother, Robert, and I wanted to let fellow Bombers know that our father, Wayne Lysher ('57) passed away Tuesday, January 17th in the afternoon. This was very sudden and unexpected. He had his family around him when he passed away peacefully. We will monitor our father's email incase anyone wants to send one. The email address is Thank you. -Lisa Lysher Fuller ('79) & Robert Lysher ('81) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/20/06 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 13 Bombers sent stuff: Betty Hiser ('49), Ken Heminger ('56wb) Gus Keeney ('57), Missy Keeney ('59) Helen Cross ('62), John Adkins ('62) Dave Hanthorn ('63), Donni Clark ('63) Carol Converse ('64), Patty de la Bretonne ('65) Betti Avant ('69), Darlene Napora ('69) Anita Fravala ('73) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jack Evans ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Audrey Chambers ('74) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Betty Hiser Gulley ('49) I'm back. Been gone since early Dec. and returned Monday night. It has taken me this long to go through my email. Most of it was garbage so deleted 85 percent of it. Took Richland's cold air with me to Texas. They had the coldest night they have had since l919 (17) - kids didn't have to go to school the next day. Slicker than glass when I arrived. My daughter, granddaughter, and I went to Denver to be with the remainder of our family. Denver's weather is like here - very unpredictable. Rained and snowed very little. The mountains got most of the snow - you can see some of the mountains from my sister's house. Visited with my sister, Marjorie "Midge" Hiser Baldwin ('54). My granddaughter doesn't get to see snow very often so she and my grandnephew with snow tubing. Had a blast. I was sorry to hear about the loss of Mrs. Lester Thompson. Both my children - Pam ('77) and Kim ('80) - had her in the sixth grade at L&C. Depression: I have had depression all of my life. All of the suggestions were valid but the two most important items: (1) Get medical help, and (2) contact Bomber buddies, good friends, and your relatives. Nothing makes the sunshine better than have good friends and relatives. Alzeheimers: Is anyone battling this? My kids made me go to a doctor in Denver and he tells me I have early symptoms. I am going to see my family doctor and see what he recommends. Duane Avenue: I lived on Duane from Sept. 1944 until Aug. 1955 (in the 500 block). When we first arrived in Richland Duane ended at Gillespie Street. It was extended to Lee Boulevard. Right across the street was the Hi Spot. I thought it was neat to have the Hi Spot so close to home but some of the "kids" couldn't lie to their folks about when the Hi Spot closed because all the folks had to do was look down the end of the street. After we moved, they did some major work on the streets in Richland and changed Duane to Goethals Drive and Goethals Drive to Jadwin Avenue. I remember a friend of mine lived on Goethals Drive and when they changed it to Jadwin her car insurance, home owners policy, etc., went up. She had to get the city to write to all of those companies and tell them that the street name was just changed - that my friend had not moved, etc. Took her over a year to get all the mess straightened out. There was a big field in the area before they extended Duane to Lee. My father, who would not let my sister and I play dangerous games, or ride bikes, scooters, nor skate or use a sled, etc., used to let us hook a sled up to the back of his car and he would let us "hooky bob". I was so shocked that he would allow us to do that but it certainly was fun. There was a house on the corner of Lee and Duane. It was used by a construction company as their headquarters (an old tract house). I voted my first time (at age 21) at that house. Does anyone know who had owned it before Uncle Sam (federal government) took it over. -Betty Hiser Gulley '49er - south/government Richland. It has been pitter pattering since I have been home. SO GRAY LOOKING!!! ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Ken Heminger ('56wb) My two bits worth... A lot of reminiscing about what we did for entertainment way back when. I'd like to take us back to the Hi-tech aspects of our youth.. I'm hoping this hasn't been addressed yet.. How many remember the Original FM radio broadcasts..? Remember we had to have two radios set to different stations and the result was stereo. -Ken Heminger ('56wb) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Gus Keeney ('57) So Sorry to see the note about Wayne Lysher ('57) in this morning's Sandstorm. He was always kind and put up with "The Keeney Kids'" antics as we were growing up. I remember he was a great Tap Dancer and was in a lot of the talent shows we put on all through the School years. Condolences to the Family From Marilyn DeVine ('52) and Me. -Gus Keeney ('57) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Missy Keeney ('59) Re: Rolling Hills Show It's that wonderful time of year again . . . . Rolling Hills Chorus of Sweet Adelines International is holding our annual show. "THE BEST OF TIMES" and it is a celebration of 25 years of Barbershop Harmony and Rolling Hills Chorus. Friday, January 27th in Sunnyside at Sunnyside High School at 7:30 PM and Saturday January 28th at 2:30PM and 7:30PM at Chief Joseph Middle School in Richland. You will love it! Email me or call me about tickets! -Missy Keeney ('59) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) Happy Birthday to Sharon Brooks, a fellow member of the best class of l962, as least to those of us in that class. Sharon, I think we met at Carmichael in gym class with Gretchen Karlson as our teacher, if memory serves me right. I won't go into what else I remember.... see you at our next reunion in 2007??? As soon as we set a date, we'll advertise, as the place is well known....Bomberland!! -Helen Cross Kirk ('62) ~ West Harrison, Indiana in the house by the little lake where it is a balmy 55 in the mid west and not a snow drop in sight, for a few days anyway. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: John Adkins ('62) mumbly peg: I have a permanent indentation on my right index finger from playing mumbly Peg. Marbles: About once a year - Marbles would be banned at "old" Sacy because them danged 6th graders would play "keepsies" with the 4th and 5th graders - I got even though when I was a 6th grader. -John Adkins ('62) ~ Richland - hoping for some sun ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Dave Hanthorn (The Gold Medal Class of '63) All this talk about the games we played as kids reminded me once again of the unique experience of growing up on Perkins Avenue. We had a special game that was "invented" by "Skip" Hutton ('57 WB) called "Foot in the Mud Puddle". In the early 1950s we played this game in the "alley" behind the Hutton's house on the 1100 block of Perkins. In spite of the name, there was no puddle involved. In the later 1950s this game was moved to the little playground at the corner of Roberdeau and Perkins, where it was renamed by the Smyth kids, Tim ('62) and Maren ('63 & '64), to "Two Feet in the Mud", and we used the irrigation hoses to mark the boundaries of the "field". One person was "it" and stood in the middle of the "field" and called out a number of "steps" that the other kids were then allowed to take from the "end line" of the "field". Those kids would then get a running start and do a "hop, skip, and jump" sort of maneuver to take the largest steps they could manage. If they "traveled" (to use a basketball term) at the end of their allotted "steps", the "it" kid could run over and tag them "it" too. At the end of the "steps", the object was to run the rest of the way across the field without going "out of bounds" and without getting tagged "it" by any of the "it" kids in the middle. Lots of "faking" and other antics were the order of the day as you stood there waiting for the right opportunity to make your break to the other end. As more and more kids became "it", it became increasingly more difficult to make your break to the other side without getting caught. Finally, when there was only one kid left that hadn't yet become "it", the game started all over with that last kid being the first "it" kid in the next game. This game was played by all the kids on the 1100 and 1200 blocks of Perkins in the 1950s and 1960s, and plenty of kids from nearby streets, too. But I have never heard of it or seen it played anywhere else. I am pretty sure it was just another of those special Perkins Avenue experiences. Also in the late 1950s and early 1960s we played a game (I don't remember the name, but it was a "reverse" hide 'n seek) where one kid would go hide while the rest would count to one hundred and then fan out in search of the one hidden. When a kid would find the hidden one, they would have to join them in the hiding place. As more and more kids found the hidden ones, the hiding place would fill up and become increasingly easier to find, so that even the "little kids" would eventually find the hidden group. Then the last one to find the group would be the first to go hide in the next game. What usually happened with the young teens in the game (with those hormones running wild) would be a "tip off" to that "someone special" as to where they would be hiding so as to enjoy a few minutes of "private time" before anyone else found them and joined the hiding place. I think this game may have been played in other neighborhoods in Richland, but I don't know for sure. These games and the others that have been mentioned in the SS seem so simple when described now, but they held a great fascination and charm to all of us back then. I think kids that have been raised by the TV have really missed out on a lot. -Dave Hanthorn (GMC '63) from Mercer Island. where it is cold and wet and I miss those warm Richland evenings when we all played outside. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Donni Clark Dunphy (The Gold Medal Class of '63) Hi Bombers! After a day of playing on the monkey bars, swinging and going down the slides with my two new little grandchildren, and coming home from a trip that included playing in the snow with my other two grandchildren (Fox and Geese, sledding and some vicious snow ball fights), it was great fun to catch-up on the latest Sandstorm entries and read about games from our childhood. We did have soooooo much fun didn't we? I try so hard to pass the enthusiasm on to the next generation as they truly do not know how to play as we use to. Besides all the wonderful, games already mentioned. I remember a few more I enjoyed. We had very tall, giant elm trees that lined our road in West Richland and they were the source of so much fun. I grew up in a neighborhood of boys! I was the only girl for blocks around. I could climb those trees as well as the boys, if not higher. In fact one time I got so high that I sent one of the boys home to get my Dad to come help me down. We played all kinds of imaginary games and those trees became look-out towers for Pirate ships, and forts of all kinds. We swung from their branches on tire swings and ropes and did many daring things that I cringe at now when I think about them. We dug tunnels and trenches under them and covered them with boards to make traps and caves and dugouts. Since I was the only girl my favorite thing to play was that I was the Indian Princess that was always captured and then rescued. We also made tents. Indian Tepees, and tents over the clothesline poles. My Dad made me a couple of turning poles to play on that I loved and spent time on till I left home. We flew down the hill on our bikes with no hands, feet on the handlebars and were fearless! At night in the summertime, playing Hide and Seek or Truth or Dare or Ollie-Ollie Oxen (correct me please, this is how it sounded) were delightfully thrilling. The Ollie-Ollie game sounds kind of like the Annie game, maybe the same thing. When they caught the ball on the other side you didn't know it for a few seconds and didn't know which way they were coming. Racing around in the night -time was so much fun. I played Truth or Dare a lot in town with friends too. At school besides jump-rope and jacks, one of my favorites was 7-Up. Remember our tall swings and tall, slick slides, sew-saws and monkey bars? So different then today. Almost all my friends had basements with ping-pong tables, some had player pianos and we played games at parties. We ate donuts from strings, passed oranges under our chins, dunked for apples, did the broom dance etc. etc. I could go on and on. What happy days! Noticed that Shirley Sherwood ('62) lives in Grants Pass. We were just there and caught the rain. But what a beautiful spot in Oregon it is. We feasted on crab, all you could eat at Wolf Creek Tavern one night and stayed in Fluery Manor. I should have known a Bomber would live there. -Donni Clark Dunphy ('63) ~ from La Mirada, CA -where the days have been clear and cloudy, sunny and cool at night. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Carol Converse Maurer ('64) Thanks for the 'instructions' on 1, 2, 3 o'leary. Yes, I do remember playing something like that. I'm loving all the memories of outside games when we were young. I remember going skating at the roller rink each Friday and Saturday nights during high school. If we weren't skating, we were at the Uptown watching a movie. 0-Carol Converse Maurer ('64) ~ Eureka, CA - the sun is shinning today, but very cool out. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Patty de la Bretonne ('65) To: Donna Fredette ('65) oh, Donna!! I got a pogo stick when I was about 8 and I pogoed so much I wore it out! and, miracle of miracle, my parents got me another one--bigger and stronger! I loved it!! I could pogo up and down the porch steps even! how old were you when you had yours? -Patty de la Bretonne ('65) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Betti Avant ('69) Here's another childhood game-green light, red light, also Simon Says. I remember going to the roller rink. I went with a church youth group in 5th grade. We were playing "crack the whip" and one classmate was on the end and fell coming around a corner. She ended up with a fractured wrist. I went skating about 20 years ago and couldn't believe I could still stay up. What fun we had. -Betti Avant ('69) ~ Lacey, WA, where we may set a new record for number of days straight with rain (oh my) and we are way ahead for the year already ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Darlene Napora Shuley ('69) To: Julie Smyth Moss ('69WB) Do you remember the jump rope competitions during recess at CK? There was regular jump rope and two ropes going at the same time which was called Double Dutch. There were several ditties that we jumped to: One that I can't remember the whole thing which started out... "Not last night but the night before, 24 robbers came knocking at my door..." Another ditty that I do remember went: "Down by the ocean, down by the sea. Johnny broke a bottle, and blamed it on me. I told Maw, Maw told Paw And Johnny got a licking so Ha, Ha, Ha How many lickings did he get? 1, 2, 3" etc. until you missed... I think the record was around 500 jumps limited only by the amount of time allowed on the playground (We must have been in awfully good shape). Also, jumping rope was the only time that you could show off your Petty Pants. Does anyone out there remember Petty Pants? They were about the same length as today's biking shorts but ended in rows of ruffles. I had a red pair with four rows of white ruffles and a white pair with pink ruffles - Eat your heart out Victoria's Secret!!! -Darlene Napora Shuley ('69) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Anita Fravala Griffin ('73) What about a favorite girls game of mine: jacks. I could sit on the sidewalk, or down in my grandmother's basement, for hours playing jacks. -Anita Fravala Griffin ('73) ~ where it is going to be another warm, blue sky and sunny day here in Scottsdale, AZ *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/21/06 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 9 Bombers & 1 NAB sent stuff and 1 Bomber funeral notice today: Betty Hiser ('49), Lola Heidlebaugh ('60) John Adkins ('62), Maren Smyth ('63 & '64) Linda Reining ('64), Nancy Mallory ('64) David Rivers ('65), Robert Epler ('80WB) Aaron Johnson ('82), Don Sorenson (NAB) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Leona Mari Eckert ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Claris Van Dusen ('48) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Betty Hiser Gulley ('49) Games: I played jacks by the hour. I never could hear too well so it was a game that I could play by myself or with others. This was back in the days when jacks were made of steel. The things they have now wear out too fast. Played lots of hopscotch. To this day I will look down, see a flat rock, and think: "That would make a good hopscotch rock." What about pick-up sticks? They allowed us to play pick-up sticks inside if the weather was bad. There was always reading - my idea of heaven is sitting outside reading when the weather is nice. -Betty Hiser Gulley 49er - south/government Richland. Still pitter pattering. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Lola Heidlebaugh Bowen ('60) Re: Games People Play Hi Maren - Just couldn't let another mention of mumbly peg go by without adding the Heidlebaugh episode of the game. It was probably the summer between my 5th & 6th grades, and my brother Jim's ('65) 2nd & 3rd (or something like that) we were in the back yard playing mumbly peg. Well - when you flip the pocket knife (it wasn't illegal or politically incorrect back then!) you are supposed to flip it forward - toward the other person's foot - or something. Well, being the tomboy I was, when I flipped my pocket knife - instead of it going forward it went back over my head - and lit in the top of my brother Jim's head! His crew cut hair style did nothing to stop the flow of blood - he had blood going everywhere! Needless to say - we didn't play mumbly peg for a long time - but I think his head finally healed up. If you know Jim - you might ask him about his "scar"!!! Someone mentioned climbing trees - that was allowed back then too. And something I thoroughly enjoyed - until the day I was supposed to go get my 6th grade report card at Jason Lee - climbed a cherry tree that day - a limb broke - and I ended up at the hospital with 2 broken arms. Kinda took the fun out of that summer - Boy! Those casts were hot in the summer. But there's nothing like looking at the world from a tree limb (especially when you are a little bit on the short side!) Another game I haven't seen mentioned was hop scotch. You always had to have a special chain for your marker - some chains were so much better than others. Oh - the memories these games bring back! Thanks everyone for sharing! Always a Bomber! -Lola Heidlebaugh Bowen ('60) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: John Adkins ('62) Re: Games were us I'm surprised we haven't heard from the "HOPSCOTCH" crowd - Those girls would hopscotch till your brain was dizzy. -John Adkins ('62) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* From: Maren Smyth ('63 & '64) To: Class of '69 Re: '69 Home Page I've just been made aware that the entire Class of '69 wetsite is GONE... I remember Gordie McMaster, your '69 webmaster, asking for a replacement -- a LONG time ago -- but I never dreamed that if he didn't get a replacement, he would just dump the '69 website. So, what do we do now??? Somebody from class of '69 needs to step up and get all the information from Gordie and get your site back up... Bomber cheers, -Maren Smyth ('63 & '64) ~ Gretna, LA ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Linda Reining ('64) To: Donni Clark Dunphy ('63) Re: Ollie Ollie Oxen, free.......didn't we holler that when playing Hide and Seek, when we wanted the rest to come in from their hiding spots and not worry about getting caught? Re: 7-Up......we played on rainy days during school ---didn't we put our heads down, hold up one thumb, and if your thumb was "tagged", you put it down, then you had to try and figure out who had "tagged" you??? Re: friend, Betty Bates ('64) had a basement with a ping pong table down there. she would always have the neatest Halloween parties down there! her dad had a workshop that he would use as the scary room----we would be blindfolded, then he would take us, one at a time, through the room----we would walk through "spider webs" (which, we found out after our blindfolds were taken off, were thin strips of cotton material that Mrs. Bates had torn and hung up) we would have to touch the "brains" of some ghoul (grapes that they had taken the skins off) and we also had to touch "worms" (wet, cold spaghetti) --- great memories. also bobbed for apples. my granddaughter's birthday is the week before Halloween, but we have not been able to convince her to have a scary party for her birthday---keep thinking she might change her mind the older she gets. she will be 13 next October, so maybe by then. think her mom and I want it more than she does--we have all these neat ideas, that she just thinks are gross! yes, I remember the tall, slick, slides, see-saws, and the monkey-bars---used to get the worst blisters on the palms of my hands from those, but still managed to hang from them--- remember getting on top of them? and, seeing how many bars we could skip without losing our grip? think the most I managed was two bars--you would let go of one bar and swing to the next two. can't do that at all, now----carpal tunnel and weak wrists prevent me from even being able to get a grip on the blasted things! can still slide and swing, though. To: Carol Converse Maurer ('64) you remember the Saturday morning cartoons at the Uptown and using a receipt for penny candy as the price of admission? think we could be there from 9 in the morning til noon, then we would have to leave, cause they would have to get ready for the matinee feature to start at 1 in the afternoon. remember when we only had to pay 35 cents til we turned 13, then we paid 65 cents til we were 18, then it was 95 cents? now, we pay over $5 just for the matinee!!! and, remember what we paid for snack bar items? think we could take a dollar for soda, popcorn and candy and get change back! now, a dollar won't even buy a box of candy at the movies!!!!! To: Darlene Napora Shuley ('69) Re: hopscotch ditties.......remember, "Cinderella dressed in yella, went upstairs to kiss a fella, how many kisses did she get? 1,2,3........" [Linda - sounds like jump rope... not hop scotch... -Maren] on "Not last night, but the night before, 24 robbers came knocking on my door, as they came in, I ran out"----I think we started out with someone in the middle of the jump rope, then when we said, "ran out", one person would jump out---can't remember how many times we did it, though or how many people ended up jumping in and out. I don't remember "petty pants", but I do remember crinoline underskirts and trying to wear as many as you could get on under your skirt or dresses---think my limit was 6---we also had hoop skirts---underskirts that had a wire hoop through the hem and you had to be careful that you didn't sit on the wire, cause if you did, both your underskirt and skirt or dress would fly up in front of your face! thanks to all for the great memories---we really did grow up in a wonderful town and time! kids today have NO idea what they are missing---they might exercise their minds for playing Nintendo, Gameboy, X-box, Playstation, but they sure don't use their whole bodies like we did!!! -Linda Reining ('64) ~ Bakersfield, CA - down to 31 Thursday night----had to scrape ice off windows on my van. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Nancy Mallory Johnson ('64) Re: Games Wasn't the reverse hide and seek game called sardines? We played it a lot at the church (West Side). Also played Darling I love you at youth parties at church. Wasn't Ollie ollie oxen all in free what you said when you couldn't find all the hiders in hide and seek (or wanted to start over)? -Nancy Mallory Johnson ('64) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: David Rivers ('65) Re: Heeeeeeeeelp OK... I admit it... I haven't figured out what election I should take for my mommy under Medicare... for prescriptions? I'm not even sure what it's all about. I know I still have some time to do it... I asked my Partner the genius and he just threw this 400 pound book at me full of BIG print sos old peoples can read it... problem is the print is big but the words don't mean nuthin' Now that I think of it... maybe I should just ask Burt Pierard ('59)... he probably had to do it for himself... yeah... what's wrong with me... Burt should know... Just in case Burt doesn't know... is there anybody out there smart enough to figger out what spozed ta be done???????? My Partner said his mom's meds don't cost much and his dad's VA benefits pick them up... I think he'd be surprised if he wrote the checks instead of just having his secretary do it... I know when I write those checks for Scripts for my mom I'm dang surprised... Way more than my Pop's VA benefits... Way more!! Thanks -David Rivers ('65) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Robert Epler ('80WB) All this writing about childhood games brought back some memories for me as well. I grew up on Waldron St. off of GWWay and the street was filled with children looking for amusement and adventure. We didn't have video games to keep us amused so when we weren't playing kick the can, red light-green light, Mother may I and tag, we spent the long summer days and evenings acting out grand adventures. We were sophisticated and worldly detectives called the Wildcats and my code name was Wade Robertson. We battled the forces of evil and the good guys always won. We were living in the land of giants where the grass under our feet was actually hair on top of one of the giants head. Around Halloween, my Mom, Madelyn Hinson Epler('52), would put a skeleton on our front door and we pretended we were traveling though it's body in a miniature ship as in the movie, Fantastic Voyage. We would spend hours on our neighbors front porch drawing comic books. We were never ever bored. I contrast that to the street I now live on in Ozark, MO that is also filled with children that I rarely ever see outside. My 4 children are home schooled and have no video games (child abuse!) with limited TV time and they play much the same way we all did in the 1960s. Unfortunately, the children in the neighborhood rarely venture out of their houses, even in the summer. Nevertheless, my kids sure have fun with each other. It's almost like watching myself and the kids on Waldron inventing new games and adventures to act out on those long summer days. Sure brings me back. -Robert Epler ('80WB) ~ In beautiful Ozark, MO where the temperatures are in the mid-60 s every day and Winter is something I've only heard about that happened many years ago. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Aaron Johnson ('82) To: Mike Brady ('61) Re: Reverse Mortgages Mike, While I don't handle reverse mortgages myself, I've found an excellent source of information on these, as well as just about any question you have on any subject having to do with mortgages. It's on a web site by a guy called the mortgage professor. The article on reverse mortgages is at: While I was living in southern California the last 3 years (I'm back to Richland again!), I know these were really being pushed. One of the reasons was that so many people had an obscene amount of equity in their homes due to the market increase over the prior 4 years. (Orange County was experiencing as much as 28% annual increases in median home prices). If you'd bought a home in 2001 for $200,000 you could sell for $600,000+ last year. If you could find anyone who could afford to buy your 900sf, 2 bdr. 1 bath in Torrence for that amount of money! One of the things you should be aware of is that whatever you draw in the reverse mortgage reduces the size of your estate after you die. Which is fine, as far as I'm personally concerned. My folks made their money working their tails off all their lives, and should spend every last dime before they go! If you should have any other questions on mortgage matters, please feel free to call me. I'm always available for advice! Office number is (509)735-5052. Cheers! P.S. Hi Aunt Kitty! ('61) -Aaron Johnson ('82) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Don Sorenson (NAB) Re: Dave Hanthorn's ('63) dad Mr. Hanthorn, I recently read an old presentation by a man named Hanthorn. It was dated somewhere in the '50s. Any relation to you.? Re: Christmas Trees To: Phil Belcher ('51) Found some old photos of those tree bonfires. Thought you might like to see them. (1954) FIRE DEPARTMENT - JAYCEES OPERATION TORCH 060121-8036-1-neg-a-1954.jpg 060121-8036-1-neg-b-1954.jpg 060121-8036-1-neg-c-1954.jpg 060121-8036-1-neg-h-1954.jpg 060121-8036-1-neg-r-1954.jpg 060121-8036-1-neg-t-1954.jpg Re: Pictures for Linda Reining ('64) & Dale Ennor ('59) (1951) Child Illustrating Bicycle/Traffic Safety Issues 060121-2309-1-neg-a-1951.jpg 060121-2309-1-neg-b-1951.jpg 060121-2309-1-neg-c-1951.jpg 060121-2309-1-neg-d-1951.jpg (1951) School Safety Patrol Christmas Party - Co 060121-2556-1-neg-a-1951.jpg 060121-2556-1-neg-c-1951.jpg -Don Sorenson (NAB) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* Funeral Notice >>Wayne Lysher ('57) ~ 10/10/39 - 01/17/06 *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/22/06 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 12 Bombers sent stuff: Betty Hiser ('49), Nancy Riggs ('51), Wally Erickson ('53) Dale Ennor ('59), Larry Mattingly ('60), Mary Rose ('60) Ed Quigley ('62), Linda Reining ('64), Gary Behymer ('64) Donna Fredette ('65), Patty de la Bretonne ('65) Betti Avant ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marie Ruppert ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Deedee Willox ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim Schodt ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Paul Boehning ('85) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sarah Avant ('94) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Betty Hiser Gulley ('49) Did any of you youngesters play with Clackers (probably in the late '60s or early '70s)? My children talked me into getting them a set. I thought they were dangerous and would only let them play with them at home (of course, I had to leave for work at 6:10 a.m. - they probably snuck them to school a few times). I think the Richland School District finally banned them from school because of the danger of being hit in the eye. They were two balls made of plastic with a cord running from each ball - you made them hit each other and they made a clacking sound. I'm sure they had other names. I think I saw a set in the Vermonter catalog (heaven forbid). -Betty Hiser Gulley '49er - south/govenment Richland - sun is shining - HURRAY! ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Nancy Riggs Lawrence ('51) Regarding the pictures Don Sorenson submitted yesterday, the girl setting fire to the Christmas trees is Doris Lemon (51), a long missing classmate. If anyone knows her whereabouts we would love to hear. Last I heard her married name is Jones and she lived in southern California, so you can see why we have never been able to locate her. -Nancy Riggs Lawrence ('51) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Wally Erickson ('53) Re: Games in the '40s All of the emails sent in about the games we played in the '40s & '50s brought back some fond memories. I lived on Putnam St. just west of Thayer Drive, there were only "A" houses in that block except for one. So the "Annie Annie over" was a little more thrilling. We played croquet behind the Davies (Jack '56/Bob 'RIP54) and Williams (John '56/Lee '57) house since there was lot more space. There was a large vacant lot between our homes and the houses on Perkins. That's where we built forts in the sand, played tag football, etc.. I remember only playing marbles a few times, I really didn't have the skill for it. But, I remember drawing a large circle in the sand and each of us trying to knock the marbles out of the circle and still keep your "shooter" marble in the circle for the next shot. I also remember the leather marble bags with draw strings to carry your marbles in (Mom made mine out of a heavy duty cloth). For a fun evening of "kick the can", we'd dress in dark clothing so we could sneak up to kick the can. It as if we were training for "Special Forces"......grin. Mumbly peg was another fun game; starting by flipping the knife over the palm of your hand on the ground, then starting with your left hand and working toward your head and down the other side. You didn't want to use a heavy knife...ouch!! The movies during those years helped us with our imagination in playing other games. After watching so many Cowboy movies; we decided to dress like cowboys. My folks bought me some real cowboy boots and cowboy hat. Of course I had a holster and "cap" pistol. Now, Bill Lloyd '54 had two holsters and guns. We called him "Wild Bill". My Mom Dorothe was our Den Mother for Den #3, Pack 48. One year we made some Indian customs, head bands for feathers, drums (from rubber tire tubes), and shields, and we also made a tepee with Indian signs on the outside. The Indians were me, Bill Lloyd, Bill Dunwoody 'RIP52, Kenny Webster '55, Jack and Bob Davies, Lee Stratton 'RIP55 (there were others I can't remember); we had a picture taken, but I can't find it. We all had our faces painted, like we were ready for war.....grrrrrr. Then came the movie of Robin Hood with Errol Flynn; you guessed it, we carved a sword out of wood and got our Moms to make us a Robin Hood outfit. We used Webster's large willow tree off to the side of the house; it was as tall as their "A" house. That tree was like a big trapeze. Other times we played tag on it. Oh, and then there was Tarzan, I think you get the idea from here......yep, we played Tarzan in that "same" willow tree. I could go on, but I think everyone has done a great job describing the games we played "outdoors", it was definitely a fun time during those years!! Great memories. I've been and Seahawk fan since the beginning '75. It's exciting to finally see the Seahawks go this far in the playoffs. I'm sure most, if not all of you will be rooting for the Seahawks tomorrow and hopefully in the Super Bowl. Go Seahawks!!!!!!! -Wally Erickson ('53) ~ Just south of Coeur D'Alene were we got some snow, but it's almost gone. There's plenty of snow in the mountains, so it should be a great spring and summer. Would welcome any ideas on keeping deer away from my plants and trees. Thinking about a fence for part of it. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Dale Ennor ('59) To: Don Sorenson (NAB) Your pictures of the grade school patrol brought back vivid memories. Were my eyesight just a bit worse I'd swear that was me toying with the driver in the '49 (or thereabouts) Studebaker. Couldn't be, even though we had a similar vehicle, as it looks like a guy driving the car and my dad never drove. The first picture is looking north toward Lewis & Clark grade school across the great expanse of grassed playground. The next two are looking east and the pole I recall trying to destroy with my flag pin was just to the left where the street comes in to "Jadwin"! The last is on "Jadwin" looking north and just north of the crossing where I worked on that pole. The patrol boy would probably have gotten a demerit as the flag is incorrectly mounted. The "STOP" should be level when held out at a 45-degree angle. Incidentally, the church to the left was just south of Southside Protestant Church and had a bell tower (visible in the picture). We used to go in there during the day when no one was around, pull that bell rope for all it was worth and then run like the devil. -Dale Ennor ('59) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Larry Mattingly ('60) Re: Looking for missing recipe Back in the '50s and '60s the Knights Of Columbus used to put on several dinners during the year to finance their new building that is out west of the bypass hiway. One of the events was the annual "Shish-Kabob" feed. I was the chairman of the event a couple of times and we had no trouble selling the 400 tickets in a couple of days. The food was great and with the ambience of waiting in line to be served and passing by the windows and looking down at the bed of coals with the kabobs lined up over them, it was always a successful evening. We marinated the prime cuts of beef for 24 hours. The recipe for the marinade was wonderful. It was given to us by Johnny Saba who was I believe of Armenian decent. And we understood it was from the old country. The event discontinued some time in the late '60s, and alas the recipe has been lost. Johnny and my father were close friends, but it was not in any of dad's papers. I just searched through them one more time. I have written, called, and spoken with many K C, young and old, and nobody seems to know who may have it. Perchance does any Bomber Alum have a copy of this recipe? I would be greatful for a copy. "Happiness is the sky in bloom" -J Larry Mattingly ('60) ~ From Tacoma where 2 days of warm sun have done little for my soggy yard. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Mary Rose Crum Tansy ('60) I was saddened to hear of Jo Gardiner's passing. My two daughters and I lived in Richland for a number of years in the late '70s and early '80s. Jo became known to us as "Grandma Jo." On a monthly basis I would balance both her checkbook and Grandma Crum's (Helen Crum) checkbook. They would then either take us all out to dinner or fix a home cooked meal for us. There were a number of these ladies who were close friends, they came to Richland in the early years and remained friends throughout the years. (Some that I remember are Margaret Hokansen, Jane Drotts, Ruth Nelson, Helen Crum, Jo Gardiner, Bea Parker, and many more I can't remember.) Most of these women didn't work outside the home, so they played Bridge, shopped, went to lunch together, did volunteer work, bowled, etc. They were quite a group of ladies. I remember Helen telling me in the later years about them all going out to lunch together to a nice restaurant in the Highlands. She said they noticed an elderly man looking at them from time to time. When they got up to go, the waitress told them he had paid the bill for all of them. They thought that was so nice. They never found out who he was. I have never forgotten that. I could just see that little group of ladies sitting in the restaurant (probably all talking at once - they all loved to talk). -Mary Rose Crum Tansy ('60) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Ed Quigley ('62) Re: Yesterday's David Rivers entry. . . For those of you that are not yet aware of this extremely complex and important decision, until yesterday I was not aware that for every month that our parents hesitate in making this hugely important decision, they will lose 1% of their benefit. . . I was listening to the radio, and one of the pharmaceutical lobbyists said that this was considered an "incentive" to "help" them make a decision on this incredibly complex issue! Time to get busy, folks, and do some hard research and make a decision or two! -Ed Quigley ('62) ~ (who managed, with a great deal of restraint, to keep from making any political remarks!) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Linda Reining ('64) Re: hopscotch vs jump rope ditties To Maren........just chalk it up to a "senior moment". *grin* -Linda Reining ('64) ~ Bakersfield, CA - still having freezing temperatures at night and still scraping ice off van windows. not complaining, though---just glad we aren't getting the rain that those in and around Seattle are getting hit with--keep wondering when they are going to have to start growing web feet. *grin* ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Gary Behymer ('64) Re: July 1960 Jan Bell & others at Tri-City Country Club Re: Jazz Guitar Great Larry Coryell in 1960 -Gary Behymer ('64) ~ Colfax, WA ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Donna Fredette ('65) To: Patty de la Bretonne ('65) I was eight or nine when I used to play on Barbara and Kathy's pogo stick. I don't remember them jumping on it because I was using it all the time. I didn't have one of my own but I think it would be fun to get one in a couple of years when my granddaughter is eight and see how she likes it. I think she would because she has so much energy. The memories of jump roping and hop scotch and those skirts with the hoops are so great! Does anyone have pictures of themselves or their friends in those skirts? or the poodle skirts? I think it would be fun to collect pictures from everyone and make a book for all to share. Or publish them here for everyone to see. Bomber Cheers! -Donna Fredette ('65) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Patty de la Bretonne ('65) To: Nancy Mallory Johnson ('64)--Was that Darling I Love you but I just can't smile? and to David Rivers ('65)--I'm with you David..what a mess. I work at Harborview Hospital in Seattle and found out yesterday the official name for the prescription dept at medicare when you're mailing papers in is The Medicare Pill Department.... duh.. -Patty de la Bretonne ('65) ps I loved Jacks too. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Betti Avant ('69) Re: patrol girls and boys Someone the other day was asking how patrol girls and boys were selected "for duty". As I recall (at least at Jason Lee) the 5th grade teachers nominated students in their respective class for it. I was the only female in my class selected. We had a meeting with the advisor and got to select who would train us. I chose my best friend and neighbor. I trained under her and started the area I worked with her in 6th grade. I had to find someone willing to trade my morning post for a noon one as I had activities 4 of the 5 days of the week before school. At noontime we had a hall we would monitor plus being outside when the weather was OK and checked our area around our door. If the weather was poor and the students didn't go out after lunch that is when we would monitor the classrooms while the teachers were still at lunch. I imagine the boys were selected the same way, but I'm not sure. -Betti Avant ('69) ~ Lacey, WA, where it is still W-E-T!!!!!!! *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/23/06 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 12 Bombers sent stuff: Jack Lowrey ('49), Grover Shegrud ('56), Derrith Persons (60) Paulette Lawson ('63WB), Nancy Mallory ('64), Betti Avant ('69), Darlene Napora ('69), Mary Jane Smith ('70), Gary Turner ('71) Dee Shipman ('72), Lisa Lysher ('79) & Robert Lysher ('81) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Billie Lawell ('55) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ann McCue ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Cherrie Tempero ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Debra Harding ('77WB) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Matt Haskins ('81) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jack Lowrey ('49) Re: Cell Phone information from Jeanie Hutchins Simon ('62) The article is a hoax. Check for the full info. There's a lot of it out there. -Jack Lowrey ('49) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Grover Shegrud ('56) OK! Does anyone have the same problem I have, when David Rivers ('65) writes in my mind digs up this picture of a 2 or 3 year old standing by the back door of the "A" house on Stevens hanging on to his mom and his dad coming across the yard with a big salmon hanging from each hand. So when David asks about medicare benefits it doesn't click in my mind. Then I remember that I started receiving social security 6 years ago so I guess it is possible. My wife works in the health care world and this prescription thing befuddles her too. -Grover Shegrud ('56) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Derrith Persons Dean (60) Re: Pam Randow Coye ('60-RIP) The remembrance service for Pam will be February 18, 2006 at American Legion located in Benton City, WA. If you need directions e-mail me and I will give you a phone number to call. Thanks, -Derrith Persons Dean (60) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Paulette Lawson Sicilia ('63WB) Re: Games Our family lived on the 1500 block of Perkins, down the street from Jason Lee, the Heidlebaughs and Muscles' house. His family had a pet monkey that sometimes stayed in a cage in their yard and they were always very nice about allowing us kids in the yard. I remember my sister Melanie ('60) and I played all the neighborhood games and in the summer we could stay out after dark. Melanie usually instigated a game of Hide 'n Seek where everyone hid from me! That would last until I caught on (I could never find them) and went crying to my dad, who would insist that they play with me. We sometimes played a game I think was called "Lemonade" which was a little like charades. It was two rows of kids, facing each other and started with: Here we come. Where're you from? New Orleans. What's your trade? Lemonade. Show us something if you're not afraid. Then one team mimed something (like riding a bike) and the other team had to guess what they were doing. And I loved playing hopscotch at recess at Jason Lee. We girls competed to have the best marker-mine was several chains linked together. I don't have the chain anymore but I do have my skate key! Those were the best of times! -Paulette Lawson Sicilia ('63WB) ~ Centennial, CO - where the entire state of Colorado is mourning the Broncos' loss to Pittsburgh ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Nancy Mallory Johnson ('64) To: Patty de la Bretonne ('65) Yes, that was Darling I love You won't you please smile. One of my fondest memories was playing that at West side. It could have been in high school or when going to CBC. We were sitting in the circle and a girl (I can picture her, but her name escaped me) and she went up to Keith Fowler (one of our advisors and a Bomber Dad) and just yelled Darling I love You won't you please smile at him. Usually he kept a stone face during this game, but that time he cracked up and laughed. -Nancy Mallory Johnson ('64) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Betti Avant ('69) I meant to send a birthday greeting to my niece for Sunday and forgot, oh my. The 22nd, Sarah Avant ('94) turned the "dreaded" 3-0. Hope your day was great. Aunt Betti Avant ('69) Re: Seahawks How about them Seahawks? Wouldn't it have been something if had been them against their former division rivals-the Broncos? I've been a fan since the beginning. -Betti Avant ('69) ~ Lacey, WA, no rain today ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Darlene Napora Shuley ('69) WAY TO GO SEAHAWKS!!! Look out Steelers... -Darlene Napora Shuley ('69) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Mary Jane Smith Poynor ('70) Re: Cell phone Do Not Call Just a quick note regarding the National Do Not Call Registry mentioned by Jeanie Hutchins Simon ('62) yesterday. I was able to access the website this evening however I had to go to my "email guard" trash can to find the final link that you must click on to complete the registration. Re: Iditarod Just 6 weeks until Iditarod start up here in AK {starts the 1ast Saturday in March. -Maren] - always an exciting time! It will be even more fun for me this year since my sister from Bellingham will be joining us. We received about 4 inches more snow last night - thankfully not the 12 - 15 inches predicted. Now if the volcano will just cooperate we'll have another beautiful week in the 49th state. Warm thoughts, -Mary Jane Smith Poynor ('70) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Gary Turner ('71) Re: Selling Cell Phone Information Not to worry... See the attached link. This bit of misinformation has been circulating for some time. is a good site to bookmark to check on anything that pops up in your inbox that doesn't look quite right. -Gary Turner ('71) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Dee Shipman Jones ('72) Re: Cell Phone National Do Not Call Registry To: Jeanie Hutchins Simon ('62) Please go to the following website: You will learn that the information you received was erroneous and just another 'urban legend' email that has been making the rounds. Snopes is an incredible website that I have to visit often to squelch a lot of 'phishing' emails that infiltrate our system at work. When you have a minute, spend some time perusing the site. Not only will you learn a lot, you will find it to be the first place you go in the future when you just aren't sure of an email's authenticity. -Dee Shipman Jones ('72) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Lisa Lysher Fuller ('79) & Robert Lysher ('81) Re: Passing of our grandmother It is with great sadness that we report that our grandmother, Margaret Lysher (NB) mother of Wayne Lysher ('57-RIP) and Gary Lysher ('60-RIP) passed away peacefully on the day of my father's (Wayne) funeral January 21, 2006. My grandparents lived on Chestnut for many years where my father and uncle grew up. We will miss her deeply. -Lisa Lysher Fuller ('79) & Robert Lysher ('81) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/24/06 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 9 Bombers and 1 NAB sent stuff: Jerry Cawdrey ('48) & Carole Weeks ('52) Larry Mattingly ('60), Marilyn Baird ('60) Jeanie Hutchins ('62), Carol Converse ('64) David Rivers ('65), Jeff Michael ('65) Sharon Popp ('67), Don Sorenson (NAB) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Edith McLenegan ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Judy Ley ('67) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jerry Cawdrey ('48) & Carole Weeks Cawdrey ('52) Hello anyone... Jerry and Carole Weeks Cawdrey on online now... for more or less the first time, at least for Carole... and hope anyone interested would drop us a line, as we used to say in the olden days. We've been in Sonoma CA for a number of years and are reasonably healthy (I hope). Fifty one years and counting. Speaking for Carole, she's out of the room and if you remember, a little shy... I know she'd be thrilled to hear from anyone who remembers. Me too. Love and kisses, Jerry & Carole looking for Virginia "Gini" Miller ('49). She and I played in dance bands together... sent an email, got notice that her address didn't exist. Any ideas? Thanx, Jerry C. -Jerry Cawdrey ('48) & Carole Weeks Cawdrey ('52) ~ Sonoma, CA ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Larry Mattingly ('60) Re: AARP Internet Do any of you use the AARP ISP for your internet access? I have been an AARP member for 14 years and like duuhhh, I was not aware they had one until I received the CD in the mail last week. I have high-speed cable at home and we have a T-1 line at the office. But I need an ISP for dial-up use in areas where I can't reach high-speed cable. Seems like I am in outlying areas at least a dozen times a year or more. I hate AOL, and I am looking to find something for occasional use. AARP site is $12.95 a month for members. The first 6 months is half price. Anybody have any info on it? The CD and folder does not have a lot of details on it and the offer expires Jan. 31. So I need to make up my mind. I am not all that concerned with price except that I dislike paying $25 a month for something I use 10-14 times a year. "Happiness is the sky in bloom" -Larry Mattingly ('60) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Marilyn "Cookie" Baird Singletary ('60) Let me put in my 2 cents worth. When I had my Heart wake up in 1990, I felt a pressure on my left shoulder bone. It did not hurt per-say, just something that I felt was not right. I had an angioplasty that day... I also quite smoking that day..You know, life or death? - does make a difference. Tuck this in the back of your brain, sounds like something we should all be aware of. Your Friend, Classmate, Acquaintance, Family member. -Marilyn "Cookie" Baird Singletary ('60) ~ Vallejo, CA ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jeanie Hutchins Simon ('62) Re: Cell Phone Information First, I apologize for sending information that was not accurate. That was the last thing I was wanting to do and will not try to alert you of a problem again. I truly thought I'd gotten the information confirmed and then called the 1-888 number and got registered before emailing my Sandstorm entry. I appreciated receiving the Snopes website. It's very informative! For those, I read the following from the Federal Trade Commission, entitled, The Truth about Cell Phones and the National Do Not Call Registry. "Telemarketing to cell phone numbers has always been illegal in most cases and will continue to be so. The federal government does not maintain a national cell phone registry. Personal cell phone users have always been able to add their number to the National Do Not Call Registry... the same Registry consumers use to register their land lines... either online at or by calling toll-free 1-888-382-1222 from the telephone number they wish to register. Registrations become effective within 31 days of signing up and are active for five years. There is no cut-off date or deadline for registrations." Again, I apologize. -Jeanie Hutchins Simon ('62) ~ Bellingham, WA ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Carol Converse Maurer ('64) Re: Seahawks It's so great that the Seahawks are going to the Super Bowl. We, down here in CA, don't get the chance to see them play much. Only when they are playing one of the 3 teams here in the state. It's been great fun to be able to watch them throughout the playoffs!! -Carol Converse Maurer ('64) ~ Eureka, CA - where it's sunny today and suppose to be up to 67 ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: David Rivers ('65) Re: Bombers are the BEST I spent the weekend at the Grand National Roadster Show (fka Oakland Roadster Show) and had a ball. Part of the fun was that Rick Maddy ('67) joined us on Saturday and made it that much more enjoyable. When I got back I learned two things that I already knew... so I guess I had them confirmed... from the response I received to my query about Gubmint Aid (whatever the stupid thing is called) it is as confusing to others as it is to me... perhaps "they" would prefer it not be understood... and that Bombers are the best and always ready to lend a helping hand. To all of the wonderful friends that responded to my confusion... a huge thanks! -David Rivers ('65) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jeff Michael ('65) Boys Patrol Hey there Bombers and Bomberettes... Hmmm, several things on my lil ole brain this AM (besides hair). I usually don't buy in to the memory lane stuff... but the Patrol Boys - Crossing Guard avenue is just toooo irresistible. Due to my highly restrictive parental control, there were few extra-curricular activities in which I was allowed to participate. But after a great deal of whining (a habit that still persists in my personality), my folks caved- in to me being a Patrol Boy (gosh, that's soooo not PC). I remember Gregor Hanson ('65) being the Captain. I would lobby (a term for whining unknown back in the day) for the post that would allow me to "lay down my coat" (hold out the red stop flag) in an act of chivalry (duty of the patrol boy) for my beloved (she knew nothing about this). Sadly, that post was highly contested (she DID know that, I'm sure) and I'd get sent to "Post 7". That was the one farthest from Spalding and least used. One had to run out and run back. Meanwhile, Gregor and the Elite Forces would do the processional at the front entrance to the school and the flag raising/lowering ceremony. That group would march in unison to their posts. This was all pretty OK when the weather was pleasant. If hot, we just wore the white belt, including the single diagonal chest and back strap and the cool white bus driver (police) hats. If cooler, we wore the jazzy red jackets. Again, the Elite Force wore the new jackets and the regulars wore the older, heavier, darker, ratty ones. If raining or snowing, the Captain could select the Designer Yellow slicker with the attractive bowl cover to insure the hat and bill remained dry. Oh, on windy days, the use of the strap around the front of the hat, above the bill, as a chin strap was strictly verboten. That often lead to the less than military stance of the traffic controller with one arm extended perpendicular to the body fighting to hold the red flag against the wind and the other hand on the head, struggling to remain in uniform! I remember playing some of those games, but was a bit clumsy and wore those coke-bottle glasses. Fear of damage to the glasses and the resultant punitive action by my parents kept me from doing most anything that required wearing seeing accurately. Those sports activities that could be pursued with poor eyesight (glasses off) were my forte. Let me list them here: On another subject... I am excited to have been named an Ambassador of KLOVE radio in the Tri-City area. I'll be working with Tim Bruner in Walla Walla to bring a greater awareness of KLOVE to folks that live here. If there are ways that I can help you and/or your Christian outreach, please feel free to email me. And finally, a patently obvious plug for the Father/Daughter Ball coming up at TRAC 3Feb. It looks to be a great time for Dads and Daughters in the Tri-Cities. Again, my mail box is available if you would like additional info. It is put on by Cavalry Chapel in Kennewick. Rock and Roll will never die... dj jeff ('65) in the Tri-Cities where the sun is shining all around us.. .and the Blue Mtns are not blue but the White Bluffs are VERY white. Saw a little, tiny sailboat on the Columbia outside my back window a couple days ago when the wind was whipping. Brrrrrrrrrr. -Jeff Michael ('65) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Sharon Popp Wise ('67) Re: Cell Phone Registry Regarding the posting on 1/22/06. This has been an ongoing rumor for many months. I logged onto the FTC website and found the following article on this subject. I'll let you use your discretion in whether to post the article or just the link. [just the link. -Maren] -Sharon Popp Wise ('67) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Don Sorenson (NAB) Re: More photos Child/children Illustrating Bicycle/traffic Safety Issues.jpg 060124-2309-1-neg-e-1951.jpg 060124-2309-1-neg-f-1951.jpg 060124-2309-1-neg-g-1951.jpg 060124-2309-1-neg-h-1951.jpg 060124-2309-1-neg-i-1951.jpg 060124-2309-1-neg-j-1951.jpg 060124-2309-1-neg-k-1951.jpg School Safety Patrol Boy with Children Cr.jpg 060124-2556-1-neg-b-1951.jpg 060124-2556-1-neg-d-1951.jpg 060124-2556-1-neg-e-1951.jpg School Safety Patrol Boy w/Children Cr.jpg 060124-7798-1-neg-a-1953.jpg 060124-7798-1-neg-b-1953.jpg North Richland Bus Loading Lanes.jpg 060124-2422-1-neg-a-1951.jpg 060124-2422-1-neg-b-1951.jpg 060124-2422-1-neg-c-1951.jpg 060124-2422-1-neg-d-1951.jpg -Don Sorenson (NAB) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/25/06 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Dale Ennor ('59), John Campbell ('63) Carol Converse ('64), Sandy Clark ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jack Armstrong ('60) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Dale Ennor ('59) Re: Patrol Boy highjinks I gotta know! Anyone in Richland who can drive by the site of the old southeast entrance to Lewis & Clark grade school and check the power pole depicted in Don Sorensons (NAB) picture (060124-2309-1-neg-j-1951.jpg) of 24 January? That spot on the pole just over the left shoulder of the little girl has the suspicious look of having been persistently poked by a Patrol Boys flag staff! If so, and it is not the one I remember attacking in my boredommine was the one at the crossing immediately to the souththen it would appear the act of pole desecration may have been widespread. I dont want to go down alone on this. -Dale Ennor ('59) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: John Campbell ('63) Re: Seahawks Went to the Seahawk Panther game on Sunday with my son, who flew out from Washington DC just to go the game. He has been a huge fan of Hasselbeck for a long time. We started the day at 9am at FX McRorys by the stadium and had a blast. There were people there that early who didn't even have tickets. It is great to see a whole city come together. Wish we were going to the Super Bowl XL, but the cost is out of sight. -John Campbell ('63) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [I heard super bowl tickets cost $620.00... -Maren] ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Carol Converse Maurer ('64) To: Larry Mattingly ('60) I just read about AARP on the 1/24 Sandstorm. I went to their website, but there is nothing about and AARP ISP. That would be neat to get more inf. Of course, there isn't much time left. I would be interested to know how to get ahold of a CD as well. With AOL, I only pay $21.95 per month as I'm an AARP member. To: Jeff Michael ('65) I listen to KLove down here in Eureka at times. Great station, but I do get tired of just music. Wish they would do more talking. -Carol Converse Maurer ('64) ~ Eureka, CA - We're in our 2nd day of sunshine. Tomorrow we're back to clouds and possible rain. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Sandy Clark Chamberlin ('71) class of '71 reunion planning mtg To all interested class of '71ers We are finally getting together to set a date and start the planning for our 35th Reunion!!! We will meet on Feb. 7th at 7:00 PM at the Town Crier in Richland. Please show up and give us some input. If you have suggestions for dates and /or activities please call me or email me before the meeting. We hope to see you or hear from you. -Sandy Clark Chamberlin ('71) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/26/06 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff: Jerry Cawdrey ('48), Jim Jensen ('50) Lois Weyerts ('56), Gail Cyphers ('62) Carol Cross ('64), Nancy Nelson ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Doris Van Reenen ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ron Hoglen ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Treva Bolin ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ben Jacobs ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Robert Miller ('96) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jerry Cawdrey ('48) Who remembers high school dances in the gym and the dance bands in 1947-'48? One of the 'adult' bands was Joe Banana and His Bunch, from I think, somewhere down the Yakima valley. And, we were the guys and a gal (Gini Miller), from the Col-Hi band, who formed a kinda' sorta' dance band that played at youth venues around Tri-Cities. The Hi-spot (does that sound right?), someplace in Pasco, maybe it was a young persons' hangout for dancing... don't remember... also at some grange halls--do they still have those? And of course, in the small high school gym. We had uniforms... Formal for the girl piano player (Gini), White tux coats, stripped ties, white shirt and suspenders(!!) for the guys. Played what were called 'stock arrangements', stocks for short, which you could buy in music stores then. Most of the original Glenn Miller big band arrangements... In the Mood, Moonlight Serenade, Tuxedo Junction, Satin Doll... all the others... Also Tex Beneke, Billy Mays and others. All reading charts... no 'faking' e.g. improvising a melody or harmonic part without reading music. Wish I could remember would was in the band. Steve Douglass (a close pal then, RIP now) played alto sax, Laverne Knox on trumpet (good player), Bob Kalinowski played clarinet and sax, I played trombone, and damn! that's the only people that come to immediate mind! Any help out there? Love, Jerry C. PS. my sister-in-law, Dawn Weeks Fitzpatrick ('49), and Bob, RIP, were a couple of hi-rolling jitterbuggers then... she still lives in a pretty neat place in west Richland, with meals and medical care on site. -Jerry Cawdrey ('48) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jim Jensen ('50) Re: MJ-4 Re: Don Sorenson's (NAB) Patrol Boys and Bus pictures. Among these memory prodding, 1/24/06 postings kindly shared by Don is a picture of buses lined up by a sign: "MJ-4"... aha! My mind is not totally composed of aberrations... there really was an MJ-4 where I labored circa 1951. Re: Maren's 1/25/06 comment about Superbowl tickets going for $660!!!! I read an article in todays paper (USA Today or Houston Chronicle) that a ticket having a "face" price of $750 was scalped for $175,000 and change. Now that buyer is either the world's greatest football fan or the least mentally stable. Go Seahawks!!! Bomber cheers, -Jim Jensen ('50) ~ from Katy, Texas - where we've actually had a few weeks of winter this year... freezing temps and everything. Today back up to low 70s. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Lois Weyerts Harrold ('56) Re: Death of a 1956 Classmate Re: Reuben Edens ('56) I got word yesterday, January 24, that our fellow classmate, Reuben Edens, died the 24th after suffering two severe strokes. He and his wife, Barbara Pierce Edens ('56) had been on a vacation and were in Las Vegas when the first stroke happened the day before they were to return home. Please keep Reuben Edens' family in your prayers. Our hearts go out to Barbara and her family. Barbara has been one our regular attendees at our ladies class of '56 Bomber luncheons. Life is precious and we are saddened by the untimely deaths of our friends and classmates that we have known as "Bombers." -Lois Weyerts Harrold ('56) ~ in foggy, cloudy Richland. We are testing our patience daily while we are under- going some remodeling of our house! ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Gail Cyphers ('62) Re: Super Bowl To: John Campbell ('63) and Maren ('63 & '64) I have been hanging out here in the Detroit area now for about a year and a half. If you already have super bowl tickets, you paid an average of about $750 each. If you dont have tickets and you buy from a legitimate sports broker it's $2800 each as of today at 2:00. This will climb depending on the time of day and how close it is to game day... doesn't matter where you sit... Almost like airline tickets... Once again I'm in the wrong business... I think I'll be going to a sports bar... -Gail Cyphers ('62) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Carol Cross Llewellyn ('64) Re: AARP ISP I also received a CD titled People PC several months ago (think that is the name); these companies working thru AARP have their own websites and phone numbers. Think you can find out who to contact by calling AARP - they were very helpful each time I called them. -Carol Cross Llewellyn ('64) ~ Grays Harbor, WA - where we saw sunshine yesterday but back to rain today. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Nancy Nelson Wyatt ('69) How about them Seahawks. Tickets for the superbowl are $600. a piece for the season ticket holders. Here they are $2,500 each to the public with some still available. I don't know about rest of the fans. I would like to go but that is a little much out of my league, as I am on Social Security and have to pinch just to stay alive. But I have been saving and scraping to finally get to leave the state of Washington for a well deserved vacation in April. Am meeting my girlfriend in Las Vegas and I can't wait. I have never been there but have heard a lot about it. Maybe there will be a Bomber Luncheon when I get there. -Nancy Nelson Wyatt ('69) ~ where it is foggy and snowing againnnnnnnn *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/27/06 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 12 Bombers sent stuff: Dick McCoy ('45), Richard Roberts ('49) Norma Connell ('56), David Douglas ('62) Freddie Schafer ('63), Linda Reining ('64) David Rivers ('65), Shirley Collings ('66) Betti Avant ('69), Mary Jo Garrison ('69) Greg Alley ('73), Mike Davis ('74) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Betty Conner ('52) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mary Lou Watkins ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kay Schafer ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Darwin Perkins ('69) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Dick McCoy ('45) Re: Dancers To: Jerry Cawdrey ('48) Hi! Next time you see Dawn Weeks Fitzpatrick ('49), say hello. Yes she and Bob were very good dancers...I also thought she had a very neat name. -Dick McCoy ('45) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Richard Roberts ('49) To: Jerry Cawdrey ('48) Nice memories, Jerry, keep it up. I'm sure I did some light fantastic to your music. You did some gigs with some other folks later in your local career. I remember Jack Smith, on piano, and that great jazz guitar player, can't remember his name right now. Jack played at our 50th and we had a chat about you and others. Our best to you and your Carol. Take care. Cheers, PS- I thought you were a '48er, not a '49er. I think both you and JoAnne are sometimes confused. Must be a genetic thing. -Richard Roberts ('49) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Richard -- yes, Jerry is a '48er... I goofed in yesterday's Alumni Sandstorm when I had him listed as class of '49. This sometimes happens when people forget to "sign" their entries and depend on MOI to remember their class year... I hope I remembered your class year correctly, '49, right? -Maren] ******************************************************* ******************************************************* From the new ALL Bomber Alumni GuestBook. From: Norma Connell Foxx ('56) POSTED: Thursday 01/26/2006 4:47:02am COMMENTS: Unable to open most of the information. Amazing how many of my classmates are deceased. If anyone knows about a 50th Reunion for class of 1956 please email me the info. -Norma Connell Foxx ('56) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: David Douglas ('62) To: Carol Converse Maurer ('64) Re: "2nd day of sunshine..." I think we're at the 100th day of sunshine here in Phoenix, AZ We could use some rain. -David Douglas ('62) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Freddie Schafer ('63) Happy Birthday Lorraine Kay Schafer Reed ('66)... enjoy this one... you are getting real close to the Big 60. You can't pick your sister but if it was possible I would have picked you. Brother Freddie from wet Vancouver U.S.A. -Freddie Schafer ('63) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Linda Reining ('64) To: Marilyn Baird Singletary ('60) Re: heart attack/coughing according to this doesn't work, unless you are experiencing cardiac arrythmia or an irregular heartbeat and when this was done, it was done in the hospital with patients being hooked up to monitors and under supervision. well, that may well be very true, but I do know that when I experienced my heart episode in 2001, I did cough and kept coughing, til I figured, after an hour, that it wasn't working---I did not know I was having a problem, I just thought I couldn't get my breath, so started coughing and kept doing it til I decided to call 9-1-1 and then kept coughing til the paramedics got there--then, they put me on "full" oxygen and took me to the heart hospital. I had a heart attack, but I had NO symptoms of a heart attack----had NO pain in any part of my body! I had the angioplasty and was told that I have congenital heart disease and am on heart medication which I will take for the rest of my life. my point in all of this-----women do NOT have the same symptoms that men have when experiencing a heart attack----our heart attack can take on symptoms of a severe backache, or just a "funny" feeling in our bodies, so IF you feel "funny" or experience something that you think is odd, get it checked out---it is better to be paranoid and a bit of a "worry-wort" , than the alternative! -Linda Reining ('64) ~ been cold and frosty in Bakersfield, CA ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: David Rivers ('65) Birthday girl on the 27th It's that time again. The class of '63 has started another round of birthday greetings... Yes, I know... I've already missed a few January's but I'm only human... I mean I even missed a '65er yesterday when Treva Bolin had her special day... no I'm not going to start into that old song and dance about being kidnapped by bad guys who looked like the Beagle Boys in the comic books... you guys have never bought that before so I'm not going to try it again... I am thinking tho so don't be surprised if I come up with a really great excuse I mean valid reason before too long... The birthday girl today was one of those wonderful ladies that underclassmen such as I used to dream about... I mean... there was a song in '61 I think called "Image of a Girl"... the Birthday girl was my image of a girl... oh my yes now that we have all got a couple of years under our belts and I've been invited to the big kids' table a few times I can admit it... She knocked my socks off... Now I know I'm fond of making fun of Terry Davis (Knox '65) for the way he still gets star struck by the big kids... it always cracks me up to see him speechless... but I will admit that the first time I saw the birthday girl since school was in 2000 at R2K. Several of us were sitting outside of Ellen ('63) and Myra ('67) Weihermillers' room and Ellen and the birthday girl walked up... the birthday girl "demanded": "Who are you?"... Well that's the way I heard it... she looked very beautiful and very stern and very much a Senior (as in 12th grade) and I felt very much a sophomore (10th grade)... maybe I felt like a 6th grader... anyway... I understood the terror Terry feels when faced with these situations tho I'll NEVER tell him that and you can't make me so there! I tried to say my name but it wouldn't come out. Finally Steve Simpson ('65) said "That's David"... (Sure lady... I'm David don't cha know???? thank goodness I now had an inkling of my own name)... My face was burning and I managed to untangle my legs from a folding chair so that I could sit before I fell... and that, my friends was my first meeting since High School of the birthday girl... She is every bit as stunning as she was the first time I saw her. She has also lost that stern nature that I so vividly imagined in 2000. So now let's all take the moment and let MARY LOU WATKINS RHEBECK know we wish her... HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David Rivers ('65) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) St. Louis Rams hired Detroit Lions quarterbacks coach Greg Olson -- a Richland High School graduate ('81) -- to be their offensive coordinator. (From 1/25/06 TCHerald.) Re: Funeral notice scanned from TCHerald by Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) Theresa Lynn Coffman Martin (She must be an RHS graduate, but I can't find her. She did work for the Richland Schools.) -Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Betti Avant ('69) Re: Seahawk Tickets There was an article on the front page of The Olympian this morning about Seahawk SuperBowl tickets. I guess the lottery was held for season ticket holders. The number of chances a person had was one for each year they had been a season ticket holder plus one for every ticket they had for this season. When a local man found out another man who had only had a ticket for this season had been selected he didn't stand a chance (he has held tickets for all 30 years plus he had 4 tickets this year). When his wife brought in the registered letter from the Seahawks to his work place he thought she was pulling a practical joke. It turns out she wasn't and yes he is going accompanied by his nephew. His wife is not much of a sports' fan. -Betti Avant ('69) ~ Lacey, WA where the rain has returned ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Mary Jo Garrison Miller (The Classy Class Of '69) I have a dilemma!!! I have been a Seahawks fan since day one... born and raised in Richland... but did not have a lot of luck in the early years keeping up with scores, players, etc. as we moved to WV in 1970... living 90 miles south of Pittsburgh, we were surrounded by steeler fans... remember the steel curtain and the 4 superbowl victories of the '70s and '80s... so, you guessed it, 30 year steeler fans!!! Now who do I cheer for??? the "underdogs"... they have been left out for toooooo long... good luck Seahawks... after all, when I moved from Richland (again) in August of 2004, I gave away my last remaining steeler shirt and am now wearing my Seattle Seahawks sweatshirt!!! and, all thing's being equal, I live in the middle of bengals country, near Dayton, OH!!! -Mary Jo Garrison Miller (The Classy Class Of '69) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Greg Alley ('73) Re: AARP ISP I too would be interested like a few of the Sandstormers who have written in about the offer from AARP and if it is a real good deal or their are some hidden fees that happen in the future. Maybe if someone has tried this offer they can tell us if it is in fact a good deal. At the end of some of the trial periods there is always a price increase. Richland Community Center - I have been watching the old Community center being torn down. There has been a lot of good memories in that building. I remember riding my bike down to it in the summer for a number of activities. I also remember a fellow Bomber's wedding reception in there. -Greg Alley ('73) ~ In cloudy cold Richland. Is it spring yet? ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Mike Davis ('74) Are the Seahawks in the Super Bowl? -Mike Davis ('74) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/28/06 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 14 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Funeral Noticer today: Jerry Cawdrey ('48), Norma Loescher ('53), Wally Erickson ('53) Ann Bishop ('56), Jim Russell ('58), Missy Keeney ('59) Mike Brady ('61), Dave Hanthorn ('63), Roy Ballard ('63) Carol Converse ('64), Betti Avant ('69), Arty Schafer ('70) Mark Saucier ('70), Tami Lyons ('76) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Betty Neal ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Terry Durbin ('62WB) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bill Craddock ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mary Beth Meyer ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kathy Goble ('69) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jerry Cawdrey ('48) Re: Genetically linked confusion is often coupled with incredibly high intelligence! But I;m sure you know that Mr. Roberts...a s they say in an old movie! As you point out Dick Roberts, Joanne Cawdrey-Douglass- LeVeque--my sister--and I may SEEM confused, but it's only a conversational gambit. On the other hand, after being born and raised in the Yakima valley... yes, at the end of the forties, Jo and I were two of a very few from eastern Washington who attended Col-Hi (and graduated). On the other hand, having now lived for many years in the SF Bay area and being 'at one' with the political climate here I'm often surprised at myself. Maybe I fit in because I'm uncompromisingly left-handed. Regarding musicians in the Tri-Cities, Jack Smith (died in 2004) was an excellent upright bass player in addition to being the best jazz pianist I've been around (without asking for an autograph)in 60 odd years of playing music. The guitar player you don't remember is John LaChappelle, still living, teaching guitar and I think, still performing in the area. John was/is an incredible talent... I've spoken with top musicians from around the country who've jammed with him and who are astounded that a talent like that is teaching guitar in for God's sake Richland, Washington (no offense). In remembering me playing with those guys, sorry, I didn't... as they say in the business, I couldn't have carried John's instrument case!! Maybe some of you ol' folks will remember the Coordinate Club out toward the Yakima River bridge. Jack, John, Al Rossberg (stage name Sonny Ross) and a drummer, can't remember who, played there a bunch. One of John's early students was Beth Pederson ('61) - younger sister of Rufus Pederson ('48) - who went on to become a successful entertainer and composer... made several CDs, traveled throughout the west coast playing music... who also majored in music at Univ. of Puget Sound in Tacoma. Also, Jack Smith's only son (don't remember his name), is a successful music arranger/composer/player/director in Los Angeles making big bucks I hear. Incidentally, Jack's widow still lives in Richland on Blue Street, I think it is. Anyway, all the above is old time stuff that may be of interest to a few silver foxes and foxettes(?). Love and kisses, Jerry Cawdrey, '48. Add: Funny (but true) story about John LaChappelle. In 1948 or '49, a riverboat with dance floor, bandstand and so forth was moored on the Kennewick side of the river near the old Pasco bridge. A popular country western band was playing there several times a week for country-western type dances. John HATED cw music. Why? The music, for a serious classically schooled musician is very easy to play, very repetitive, and consists of only 3 or 4 chords, played over and over in a rhythmic manner, especially for the accompanying rhythm guitarist. That was the job John was hired to do. He hated it but needed it... work as a musician was hard to find at the time. Anyway, after a period of time, don't recall how long, John, who would tip a few at the time (not now), one night fell asleep on the bandstand, in the middle of a tune. He either dropped his instrument or fell off his chair... or maybe it's my memory that fell off the chair... was relieved of his position, to his relief I think, and never played country-western again! Or not. Jerry C. '48 Maren, if you can include the subject matter directed at Dick Roberts, please do. -Jerry Cawdrey ('48) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Norma Loescher Boswell ('53) Re: Classmate Needs Our Cheer Gail Henderson Renner ('53) has been in Room 315 at Kadlec in Richland since Monday with heart-related problems and could use some cheer. I will print out your messages for her to read. Bomber cheers, -Norma Loescher Boswell ('53) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Wally Erickson ('53) Re: Cars of late '40s & early '50s After graduation and getting a job with GE, I bought a '48 two door coupe De Soto. It was dark green with a visor, fender skirts and a steering knob. The reason I mentioned this item is they're not around anymore (except I have seen some visors on SUVs and trucks). Until the early '50s, most cars were one color; dark green, dark blue, black and white. The steering knobs were clear plastic with girl pictures, or whatever you chose. The steering knobs would cut into the steering wheel after having been tightened several times. This also was a time when you had to use "hand signals" to make a turn or slow down; and we didn't have power windows in those days... you got the picture?? I bought my second car, '53 Ford Crown Victoria in fall of '54 for $1650. This car was one of the true "two tone" cars then. The bottom was a creamy yellow with a midnight blue hard top. This car had custom visor, chrome bumper guards, rear fender skirts and "spinner" hub caps in the front. I loved that car! My friend Harold George (RIP'52) had a '51 Mercury, he had customized with a "bar" grill, continental kit and lowered on all wheels. He also had it painted black with white sides. During those times the "State Patrol" cars were painted black with white sides. We got a lot of looks driving around in this car. There were times we'd be driving on the divided hi-way between Richland and Kennewick and pretend we were the State Patrol. The cars ahead of us would slow down and we would smile at them after passing. There wasn't anything the State Patrol could really do, but keep an eye on us..... fun and great times. I saw something on the email reminding me of the cars during this time era, so I just wanted to share the above. I also remember as a kid before I got my driving license, you were able to tell what kind of car it was a mile away. One of the games we played to pass the time on trips with our parents Another game we played while traveling across the state, or into other states was to see how many different "State" car license plates we could come up with. Now, kids can watch "TV" or videos in the back of the vehicle... to me that doesn't seem to be as much fun; you miss the scenery and being able to see what's going on around you. How things change. -Wally Erickson ('53) ~ We got just a little snow covering today in the Coeur D'Alene area. Waiting for the Seahawk game next weekend... should be exciting!!! Go Seahawks!!! ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Ann Bishop Ousley ('56) Don't know about the AARP thing with PeoplePC, but I've used that IP for over 3 years at $9.95 a month for personal use. You have to upgrade to $14.95 (I think) in order to conduct business. I have had very little problem with them... unlike AOL. They even notified everyone in my address book of the e-mail change for me. -Ann Bishop Ousley ('56) ` Texarkana, AR - Warm... NO winter this year, so far, and the burn ban has FINALLY been lifted. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jim Russell ('58) To: David Douglas ('62) Re: "I think we're at the 100th day of sunshine here in Phoenix, AZ We could use some rain." Oh, SHUT UP! -Jim Russell ('58) ~ Mountlake Terrace on the WET side of Washington ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Missy Keeney ('59) Re: Show Don't forget to attend the Rolling Hills Chorus show this Saturday at Chief Joseph at 2:30pm or 7:30pm. Also, if you do attend, don't forget to stick around after the performance to say Hi and introduce yourself as a Bomber. -Missy Keeney ('59) ~ Richland - Still singing and crazy after all these years! P.S. I'm waiting with baited breath for the answer to Mike Davis' ('74) question . . . "are the Seahawks in the Super Bowl??" ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Mike Brady ('61) In January 2005, I retired after 35 years in the parks and recreation field. The day after I retired I started classes at Lake Washington Technical College in Kirkland Washington pursuing an Associated of Science degree in Personal Fitness. Tomorrow I'm taking the GRE. I'm planning on starting a Master's program in Exercise Science at Western Washington University next fall. Don't let anyone tell you that the seniors can't keep up with the kids in the classroom. In reinventing myself, I even switched to boxers! If any of you in the Seattle area need a good personal trainer, let me know. -Mike Brady ('61) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Dave Hanthorn (The Gold Medal Class of '63) To: Mike Davis ('74) Re: Seahawks I hear that they are doing a booming business on ice skates in Hell. Go Seahawks! -Dave Hanthorn (The Gold Medal Class of '63) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Roy Ballard (The Gold Medal Class of '63) Maren, Tell Mike Davis ('74) that it is Hawaii and Bankok that are in the Super Duper Bowl... and I saw Mike at the Spudnut shop this morning -Roy Ballard (The Gold Medal Class of '63) ~ Richland ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Carol Converse Maurer ('64) To: David Douglas ('62) Re: 2nd day of sunshine Let's swap our weather for a bit. We really do not need any more rain. You don't need any more sun. We are in the rain mode once again, starting yesterday. Sun trying to come out for a bit now, but tonight we're really in for it once again. I want SUN!!! Re: AARP ISP I'm thinking that most ISPs give a AARP discount. As AOL has gone up a couple times, I stay the same with the AARP discount. -Carol Converse Maurer ('64) ~ Eureka, CA - where for now, it can't make up its mind - rain or shine. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Betti Avant ('69) I forgot to mention one thing about the lottery of season ticket holders for SuperBowl tickets. They had to pay for them at the going price. One guy on the news last night drove all the way from Boise to get his tickets. It also showed several people approaching them after their purchase with wads of cash offering to buy them from them. A couple of cops were in the parking lot just in case there was any trouble. I guess offering cash to the purchasers wasn't illegal. Let's go Seahawks. -Betti Avant ('69) ~ Lacey, WA ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Arty Schafer ('70) Re: Hanford High & Rita I watched the local news the other night and they mentioned Richland. Some good folks from Hanford High sent care packages to the girls basketball team in Cameron, LA. It contained basketballs, uniforms, and other items. It was very much appreciated and brought some joy and hope to them. Cameron was pretty much leveled by Rita and they have a long and difficult task of rebuilding and it seems that their problems have not gotten the press like New Orleans and Katrina. It gave me a great deal of pride about my hometown and to know that people there have generosity and still understand the importance of high school basketball. Happy one day late birthday to Kay Schafer Reed ('66). Thanks again for the help painting last weekend. -Arty Schafer ('70) ~ the "blue roof" city of Lake Charles, LA ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Mark Saucier ('70) Re: Playoffs & Super Bowl Having lived out in Richland when the Sea Hawks franchise started; having lived in Cincinnati when they went to the Super Bowl; having lived in Chicago for ten years when they won the Super Bowl; and now having lived in Pittsburgh for 11 years (2nd Bowl in those years); nothing is like the Steeler nation during playoffs. Workers are going to work with black & gold face paint a priest who had to say mass during a playoff game is wearing black & gold under his vestments & tells the congregation to turn off their electronic devices during mass, he will be notified by pager & will status the congregation. and then does interrupt & announce the win. EVERYBODY is wearing black & gold The day after Super Bowl (like the opening day of deer season) are not considered a work or school day Was glad to see the Sea hawks get a shot. Enjoy this week. It's all you get. -Mark Saucier ('70) ~ Pittsburgh, PA - (a beer drinking town with a football problem) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Tami Lyons Zirians ('76) To: Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) Re: Greg Olson Thanks for including the TC Herald article about Greg Olson. I graduated with Greg's older sister April ('76) and remember Greg when he was just a young kid. I went to the Rams website and found this article with a nice picture of Greg! -Tami Lyons Zirians ('76) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* ******************************************************* Funeral Notice scanned from the TCHerald by Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) >>Connie Gulley Buchanan ('58) ~ 9/1/40 - 1/25/06 BOMBER CALENDAR: Richland Bombers Calendar Click the event you want to know more about.*************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/29/06 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff: Richard Roberts ('49), Jim Jensen ('50) Missy Keeney ('59), Linda Reining ('64) Betti Avant ('69), Sandy Clark ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Linda Stewart ('57) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Virginia Eckert ('58) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Robin Frister ('73) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Richard "Dick" Roberts ('49) To: Jerry Cawdrey (48) Good story, Jerry. I'm sure it will tickle a few memories around the Tri-Cities. I always so admired the licks and riffs that John LaChappelle could get out of that guitar. Great envy. I did manage to learn to play a few chords on the ukulele for some great beer drinking party singing, I think you could classify it as singing. Cheers, -Richard "Dick" Roberts ('49) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jim Jensen ('50) Re: Wally Erickson's ('53) posting on cars 1/28/06 Great job Wally! Brought back a lot of memories. My second car, purchased with part of my Air Force reenlistment bonus in 1956, was a '53 2-door Mercury, sky blue bottom and navy blue top. I loved that car's styling. Mine also had rear fender skirts and spinner hub caps in front. I put U.S. Royal "Master" white walls on it right after I bought it. Next to a black '74 Olds 88 (JetStar?), with a leather interior (which I bought much later), that Merc was the smoothest riding car I ever owned. When I was a little kid living in Salt Lake on 9th South (c. 1937-'42) my best friend's older brother interested us in watching cars passing by on that busy thoroughfare. The brother rehearsed us until we could identify virtually any vehicle we saw. You're right, Wally, you were able to determine the make of a car a mile away. We saw some interesting stuff... Cords... La Salles... Packards... Caddys... 1935/6 Chryslers which strongly resemble those of today... fair number of Model Ts... one day Major Abe Jenkins' racer drove by - the one he used in setting the Bonneville Salt Flats speed records... an electric car owned by two old ladies that lived just east of us which had a dark blue velvet interior, was steered with a lever, had tiny flower vases mounted on each side of the interior and a black paint job... we used in sit on chairs tilted back with our feet propped up on my grandma's wrought iron fence and enjoy the parade. It was indeed better than television. In the '30s there was an added benefit. We were always on tap when the iceman stopped in front. We would jump into the back of the truck and push blocks of ice near the rear of the truck bed so that the driver didn't have to climb up and down more than once. When he finished heaving those huge blocks (with tongs) we were rewarded with chunks of clear ice larger than our fists... then we could sit there enjoying the delights of ice while viewing the auto show. Simple times... simple pleasures. -Jim Jensen ('50) ~ in Katy, TX - where the drought of '05-'06 was broken with the second, heavy rain storm in ten days. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Missy Keeney ('59) To: Jerry Cawdrey ('48) Jack Smith's widow is Shari Smith and one of the neatest ladies on the planet. I did not know Jack but have become friends with Shari in the last couple of years. Their son who writes music for films is B.C. Smith and he is also a really cool guy. Must be genetic! -Missy Keeney ('59) ~ Richland, WA ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Linda Reining ('64) To: Wally Erickson ('53) Re: cars of the '40s and '50s I remember playing "car bingo" on long trips---we would see who could pick out the license plates in alphabetical order; we would also pick out the cars---could tell a Ford, Chrysler, Plymouth, Buick, Pontiac, Chevy, Cadillac, Dodge, Studebaker, Mercury, Rambler, Hudson, Packard, and all the others just by their "fronts" or by their hood ornaments! lots of fun! tried teaching the game to my daughters when they were little, but by then, we had so many Datsuns and Toyotas on the roads and they all looked the same, along with all the American cars trying to look like them, that the game was almost impossible to play!!!!! now, I can't tell one "make" from the next! liked it much better when you could tell what car was coming at ya on the road! you could also tell what "year" a car was, now, I can't tell any "year" from the next! I also remember gear shift knobs! was a lot of fun to see all the designs that were inside the clear plastic knob. think some of the designs I remember were: snake; skull; flowers; girls; and think some even had beer logos. I remember the steering wheel knobs, too. thought it was so neat that you could steer the car with just using that big knob. kids today really are missing out on lots of stuff from the "good, old days". my first car was a '49 Ford Coupe that my dad gave me for a DOLLAR (that way, I didn't have to pay gift tax for my car tags) when I turned 18. second car was a '55 Chevy Bel Air, two-tone green---I loved that car and wish I still had it, today! got it right after I graduated and had it til 1st hubby came home from Viet Nam, when we bought a '68 Dodge Monaco--- had all the "bells and whistles"---power locks, power windows, air conditioning, "leather" seats (which I absolutely hated--- stuck to them in the summer and kept the heat in, too, so were hotter than hell when the sun beat down on them---always had to remember to keep towels in the car to put on the seats, or remember to NOT wear shorts!!!!!!!). -Linda Reining ('64) ~ Bakersfield, CA - we have had some rain sprinkles, but they say most of it will stay North of us--we more than likely won't get any of the newest storm that is coming from the Pacific Northwest! I like the rain, so I miss it, but I can understand others not liking having to grow web feet! ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Betti Avant ('69) Re: black & yellow To: Mark Saucier ('70) You mention everyone in your area will be wearing black and yellow. The head of the Washington state legislature is "allowing" the congressmen and women to wear green and blue on Friday and if they win the Monday following to their meetings. He did say if they have a jersey on they are still expected to have a tie and jacket on over it. Black-Yellow or Green-Blue? I like the sound of Green-Blue myself. -Betti Avant ('69) ~ Lacey, WA ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Sandy Clark Chamberlin ('71) Re: planning mtg. 1971 reunion Hi Maren Could you run my entry a few times up until our planning meeting on Feb. 7th at 7:00 at the Town Crier. Do I need to resubmit it? We want as good of a response as possible. Thanks -Sandy Clark Chamberlin ('71) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Sandy -- I do the copy/paste thing with whatever text you send to -Maren] *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/30/06 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber funeral notice today: Betty Hiser ('49), Richard Roberts ('49) Burt Pierard ('59), Patti Mathis ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dave Rhodes ('52WB) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Vikki Lytle ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: April Miller ('92) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Betty Hiser Gulley ('49) Cars: We made trips from here to Ohio nearly every summer and that was an adventure. We first kept track of the make of car (Chevy's, Ford, etc.); then the colors - this was before multi-color cars - blacks, whites, reds, etc.; then each state; from west of the Mississippi or east of the Mississippi (this was also in the days before states changed their license plates every year. My father had as much fun as we did locating each variety of cars. He would even suggest other ways to identify things. He belonged to AAA and they would make up a Trip Tik (I think they were called) and we would all read the Trip Tik before leaving and try to find the things that were listed in there. My father was not a sightseer - he never stopped nowhere except for gas/restroom or buy groceries to eat on the way and back. This was in the days before car air conditioners and we would start out about 4 a.m. and stop about 3:00 p.m. before it got so ungodly hot and spend the night at a motel. The very first motel we stopped at was in near Boise, ID and it cost a whole $9.00 bucks - wow was my father mad. There were so many things that happened: In 1947 we got caught in the flood (Mississippi flooded and we had to stay overnight because the bridge we were supposed to travel over washed away and we had to reroute up through Des Moines, IA - about 200 miles out of our way). Many tornados, much rain, not too much snow - not in June or July, etc. (Although one year we stopped in Nebraska on the way home and it was a 104. We dressed in shorts and by the time we reached Cheyenne it had dropped 60 and my sister and I ran into the rest room to change to jeans and heavier shirts. BRRR. We followed a snow plow all the way from Cheyenne to Laramie, WY.) Of course, many wrecks. The worst wreck we saw was going to Ohio was a terrible wreck at Dead Man's Pass (Cabbage Hill?). Seven people were killed. We were in Iowa when a car with four people got killed - they were just returning home from a family reunion. This was before Dead Man's Pass had been leveled and most of the curves are now gone. You could hear yourself going around those old curves and when it said 15 mph that was all the faster you'd better be driving. My first car was a '55 Chevy with moonspinner hub caps. When I took it down to show my babysitter her son fell in love with the moonspinner hub caps. I had to get him to explain to me what was so special about them. I had been out of high school for 16 years but because of major dental and medical bills I had to wait until that time to buy me a car. LOVED IT!!! -Betty Hiser Gulley '49er - south/government Richland - been kinda dreary the last week or so. Predicted rain last night but haven't seen any so far. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Richard Roberts ('49) I have a picture on my office wall of a bunch of us guys, all dressed up, singing "Blue Skies" at some local Tri City dance hall. Joe Wilson ('49), Mel Stratton ('49), Phil Raekes ('49), Rex Davis ('49), Rufus Pederson ('48) and Dick Roberts ('49). One of us, probably Phil, who had more nerve than any of the rest of us put together, had talked the band that was playing into letting us sing, which, according to the expression on one of the player's face in the background of the picture, they may have later regretted. Anyway, the band's name was "Herby and his Serenaders". Anybody remember them? No anything about them? -Richard Roberts ('49) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Burt Pierard ('59) To: Wally Erickson ('53) Re: Steering wheel knobs We always called those steering wheel knobs "Necking Knobs." Bomber Cheers, -Burt Pierard ('59) ~ Richland ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Patti Mathis Wheeler ('60) This may be old news, but while browsing through the morning paper, came upon an article I thought was a hoot! In 1964 the governor of Indiana declared the song "Louie, Louie" by the Kingsmen to be pornographic and asked states' radio stations to ban it. An FCC investigation concluded the record to be "unintelligible at any speed we played it." If only I would have known... I would have listened to the words a little closer. *LOL* -Patti Mathis Wheeler ('60) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* Funeral Notice scanned from the TCHerald by Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) >>Reuben Edens ('56) ~ 2/5/36 - 1/24/06*************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/31/06 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Betty Hiser ('49), Rex Davis ('49) Phil Belcher ('51), Mark Saucier ('70) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Tina Fraser ('89) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Betty Hiser Gulley ('49) To: Burt Pierard ('59) Burt: I wondered when some of you guys would mention the Neckers Knob - pretty girls and all - that's why I never mentioned it. -Betty Hiser Gulley '49er - south/government Richland - rained yesterday - wind blowing today but sun is shining. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Rex Davis ('49) To: Dick Roberts ('49) Re: Picture on your wall The picture of which you speak is always on display at Club 40 each year. That picture, along with a majority of the pictures which bring back the past for all who attend Club 40, were put together several years ago for us to enjoy by Lola Yale (WW'52) wife of Bob Yale ('47) and incidentally my sister-in-law. I know the picture was taken at a night club called the Coordinate Club. I believe that was the name, but I may be corrected by someone who knows better. I do know that it was located at the south end of town on the highway going to Kennewick. After you passed the Rose Bowl (present location of Winn Co) the road divided and as you left town you drove by the west side of the building in which the Club was housed and as you came back into town you drove by the east side of the building. Yes, that was a group of good friends and we enjoyed singing together. We are all still around and enjoying our retired years with our lovely spouses. -Rex Davis ('49) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Phil Belcher ('51) I am having problems with my email. Since Charter changed their email program I can't send mail to friends with AOL addresses. They come back as undeliverable. Anyone else having the same problem? Charter says its not their program. Please reply to my email address. -Phil Belcher ('51) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Mark Saucier ('70) Re: Betti Avant ('69) ~ Lacey, WA The local stations picked up the story Washington State your legislators being "allowed" to wear team colors. It made for great media fodder out here. The concept of living in an area where you have to ask permission to wear team colors, regardless of your occupation, is very alien to this area. Heinz field was opened Friday night for a rally. Over 30,000 people attended the rally which of course did include the obligatory tailgate session. It's going to be a great week & week end. -Mark Saucier ('70) ~ Blitzburgh, PA *************************************** *************************************** That's it for the month. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` December, 2005 ~ February, 2006