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15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 Richland Bombers Calendar website Funeral Notices website *********************************************** *********************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/01/07 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 9 Bombers sent stuff: Tom Hughes ('56), Jim House ('63), Dena Evans ('64) Gary Behymer ('64), Linda Reining ('64), David Rivers ('65) Linda Thomas ('68), Betti Avant ('69), Brad Upton ('74) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Maggie Gilstrap ('74) BOMBER CALENDAR: Richland Bombers Calendar Click the event you want to know more about. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tom Hughes ('56) To: Pappy Swan ('59) A few years ago we were at Disney World in Florida and I found a sweat shirt that express my belief about instructions. I think it probably fits your thoughts as well. Every time I wear it I get questions like "Is there really a Binford Tools Company" or "Where can I get one of those?" -Tom Hughes ('56) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim House ('63) To: Greg Alley ('73) Jaime Worley ('64) was the classy lady who carried the Bomb to mid court during the half time ceremonies at the game with Pasco in the Dawald Gym. I was concerned she might try to take the Bomb home rather than return it to the Boosters. I do not know the significance of Art Dawald's Jersey number 15. As for the numbers in the '60s, I don't think there was any reasoning to assigning jerseys. As a sophomore I'm sure I got the last one in the pile and just kept it for three years. There was no correlation between the home and road jerseys. For example, in 1963, number 10 at home wore 53 on the road and number 32 at home wore 51 on the road. Check out the photo of that handsome duo at a road game on the Richland Bomber Basketball home page. Richland High School Boys Basketball 1910-2005 To: Marilyn DeVine ('52) I have a slightly different opinion of what you commented on about the Pasco game. I actually liked the Bomber's warm-up pants you described as pajamas or prison attire. My classmates (GM '63) are experts on warm-ups. I have met 20,000 people who claim to have been present in the Bomber gym in December 1960 when a classmate failed to follow the proper procedure for removing his warm-ups prior to entering the game. I thought the announcer was quite good except for the pass "wrestling style" introductions of the players as you described. Otherwise he was informative and had a good voice. I agree the Bomber band was excellent particularly playing the National Anthem. I have had occasions in Spokane when musicians pushing the envelope of artistic license nearly drove me out of the arena. Were you and I the only ones who stood up during the fight song? I thought the cheerleaders were quite good. I know old-schoolers like you and me would prefer to see them in front of the students leading cheers related to the game. But today the cheering of the students is most often mutually exclusive of the cheerleaders. I have come to accept that or at least be amused by it. Last December in a game with Cheney I laughed when the North Central students started singing "Jingle Bells" while Cheney was running their boring offense. They followed that with "We've got a Wal-Mart! We've got a Wal-Mart!" I don't know what effect that had on the players but it was amusing. The cheers from my Bomber classmates were very relevant and to the point. I remember the first game of the season in December 1962 when the students created some controversy when they began chanting "On to State" which I interpreted as "Win or Die"! Fortunately for me the Camlin hotel was full of Bomber fans that March (and not welcomed back as I recall). To: Vicki Schrecengost ('67) I would agree with your defendant's claim that the Marine's only gave him a half of day of defense training (assume you mean self defense). At least that was my experience when I served in the 1960s. Marines were trained to kill their attackers not defend themselves. In fact some say the Marines like to be surrounded so they can attack in any direction. I don't mean to imply it is appropriate to kill the guy who bumps your shoulder at the Kennewick Social club; I wasn't trained to deal with that situation one way or another. If your defendant was being attacked and he killed his aggressor, who cares? -Jim House ('63) ~ Mead, WA (Where this part of the globe is much colder than normal and where the record high for the day was set 73 years ago) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dena Evans Harr ('64) Re: Hamburgers I have been making quite a few trips to The Dalles, OR, as my sister Cheryl ('66) lives there, and I cannot visit without "refueling" at Spooky's. They have some of the best sandwiches. My favorite is their Rueben... to die for. Deedee Willox Loiseau ('64) and I have dined there during OUR Dog Sitting for Cheryl when she is tanning in Cabo, or other horrible assignments, that her husband Gary makes her take. Stop by there when you have the opportunity... you won't regret it. To: Nancy Stull Jewel/Knutson ('59) You know Nancy, I keep seeing this advertisement on the "boob tube" that shows a Caveman with his Psychiatrist, and they are discussing the difficulties of the modern world, when his Mom calls him on his cell phone, and he puts it on speaker phone. This Neanderthal really caught on quick. I am in total agreement with you! If it wasn't for my 19 year old son Zack, I would be picking up the phone and yelling at it when it rings instead of flipping the "****" thing open. I went to court and had to ask the bailiff how to turn the darn thing off, as this is the rules of the court. He looked at me like I was from some other planet. Well color me green! -Dena Evans Harr ('64) ~ Portland, OR where the days have been quite sunny, but the winds defeat the heat. Brrrrrrrrrrrrr! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: J. Wellington Wimpy Gary Behymer ('64) Re: ...more on burgers ...more on burgers. Here are two that one should put on their listing. Hudson's Hamburgers, 207 E Sherman Ave., Coeur D Alene, ID Top Notch, 210 N Main Street, Colfax, WA I would however, yield the floor to James 'Too Tall' House ('63), a man who would "...gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today." -Gary Behymer ('64) ~ Colfax, WA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Linda Reining ('64) re:juicy burgers "Woody's" and "Red Robin" both have juicy hamburgers---they serve them in a plastic basket with an endless supply of steak fries---adding tomatoes, teriyaki sauce, and a slice of pineapple adds to the juiciness. YUM another good place for juicy hamburgers is "T.G.I.Fridays". re:cell phones I have a basic Nokia, but it still has more "bells and whistles" than I need or care to learn how to use, although I did figure out how to download a ring tone and a graphic from the Cingular web site! *grin* I do think they are a "necessary evil". *grin* my youngest daughter has a camera phone--talk about confusing!!!! took me long enough to figure out how to use my digital camera, can't even imagine trying to learn how to use a camera phone!!! *grin* re:mechanical stuff I still cannot program my VCR and now, I have a DVD player that "boggles" my mind!!!!!!! WHY can't they just make them to: "play", "pause", and "stop"??????? *grin* Linda Reining(Boomber Bomber class of 64).......Bakersfield, CA.....last week we had temperatures in the 60's and 70's, this week we are in the 40's and 50's. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David Rivers ('65) To: Vicki Schrecengost Carney ('67) Ex-Marine? Marine with a Fuzzy memory? Naaaaaaah... I ain't buyin' none of it. First... ain't no sucha thang as an ex-Marine... you either is or you ain't... they ain't no in-between. Like being kinda pregnant... don't happen... So... guess Mr. "ex-Marine Defendant" was NEVER a Marine... probably some kinda "washout" or "pickup" that never made it... Now any DI will tell you that he would rather eat Ham and Muthas for every meal for a year than get a pick up in his platoon... but eventually, some of them make fine Marines... they just have a much harder time of it getting there... How do we know this guy was really ever in Marine Corps boot camp or really AWOL from my beloved Corps? I assume there was some evidence to that effect. I also take it this goofball took the stand to tell you he got a weekend's worth of "general defense" training... so... assuming he did go thru boot camp we also know he is a lying sack of crap... The ONLY thing... I mean the ONLY thing I have ever "compared" to Marine Corps boot camp in my entire life was the first year of Law School... same kind of break-you-to-rebuild- you kind of theory behind them both... Vietnam wasn't like boot camp... spending time in the Shelby County Jail was not like boot camp... being held up at shotgun point and having my girlfriend raped was not like boot camp... being questioned all freaking night by some nasty evil detectives who suggested I raped my girlfriend was not even close to boot camp... so... that brings me to Mr. Juror... his memory was fuzzy? He wasn't a Marine. My memory is always fuzzy... spent 24 years of my life drunk... but my memory is NOT fuzzy about boot camp. Jimmy Heidlebaugh ('65) joined the Corps about 6 months before I did... when he got back from boot camp I asked him to tell me what to expect... he just shook his head and asked if I liked "swimming in sand"... that's the best he could do... 'bout the best I can do, too. -David Rivers ('65), S/Sgt USMC 1966-70 **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Linda Thomas Richardson ('68) Re: Zip's Menu As a former "car hop" at Zip's, I do remember the salad burger--it was one of my favorites, too... part of our job required that we be knowledgeable about what was on each entree... the salad burger was mayonnaise, lettuce and tomato... you could add cheese if you chose. My favorite was the "Papa Joe Burger"... the one with hamburger, ham and cheese... The menu has probably changed a great deal since I worked there... I won't say how long ago it was, but a small order of fries was 11 cents, with tarter sauce 15 cents... a regular hamburger 29 cents and a cheeseburger 35 cents... which came with mustard, ketchup, pickle an onion! My favorite drink was a cherry seven-up... that drink with fries and tarter sauce cost a whopping 26 cents! -Linda Thomas Richardson ('68) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Betti Avant ('69) Re: Arctic Circle burgers I remember eating at an AC while in school in Ogden, UT about 20 years ago. They didn't have the "fry sauce" but had a good bacon cheese burger and onion rings. Every once in a while I'd splurge on a Saturday and go get one. As I recall when the AC first opened in Richland the burgers were $.19 a piece, does that sound right? The "fry sauce" was on the burger too as I recall. The next time I'm in Puyallup I'll have to find Herfy's and try it. My mouth is watering and it's way too early to go find a burger (8:15 am). -Betti Avant ('69) ~ Lacey, WA mid 20s this fine morning and the end of January already **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Brad Upton ('74) To: Mike Davis ('74) Mike, everyone is talking about Burgers! I know you're an expert in this field. We'd like your opinion. -Brad Upton ('74) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/02/07 ~ GROUND HOG DAY ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 12 Bombers sent stuff: Mary Triem ('47), Wally Erickson ('53) Missy Keeney ('59), Larry Mattingly ('60) Michael Waggoner ('60), Dave Hanthorn ('63) Pam Ehinger ('67), Betti Avant ('69) Darlene Napora ('69), Greg Alley ('73) Shawn Schuchart ('78), Jumbo Davis ('82) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bob Eckert ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Len Rediske ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Patricia Berland ('69) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mary Triem Mowery ('47) Re: the URL that Jim House ('63) mentioned in his post of 2/1 Richland High School Boys Basketball 1910-2005 WOW, whoever put that together has to be a genius. Sure brought back some great memories to this old Bomber! -Mary Triem Mowery, a '47 Bomber ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Mary, Daniel Laybourn, the Class of '70 webmaster did that! -Maren] **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Wally Erickson ('53) To: Gary Behymer ('64) Re: Hudson's hamburgers in CD'A Your suggestion of Hudson hamburgers is a good one. They are now celebrating their 100th anniversary this week in the same location, near the Coeur D'Alene Resort. They were recently honored at the State Capitol in Boise for their history. They do serve a great hamburger (no fries or chips), with pickles and Walla Walla onions. It's fun to watch them prepare the hamburgers right there in front of you and have conversations with you at the same time. There are no booths, or tables... just 18 stools. You're sitting next to someone from the east coast that had heard about Hudson's and they just had to come and see for themselves... they're not disappointed! We go there at least once a month... last summer John Stockman (Utah Jazz) was there with his Dad. You meet very interesting people each time. To: Carol Converse Maurer ('64) Re: Dusty's hamburgers in Wenatchee I haven't been to Dusty's, but the next time you're in the area; stop by Leavenworth at Gustav's. They have one of the best hamburgers I've ever had with "finger" size french fries and "Alaskan Amber" tap beer... uhmmmmmmm!! About 20 years ago I was on the Washington State Ferry leaving Seattle going to Bainbridge Island, and a man asked me what I did for a living. I told him I was in the grocery business. He said "it really made him mad that the meat cutters wrap fresh hamburger around the "old" hamburger. I told him that "in the first place, the meat departments couldn't afford to do that". I tried to explain to him when he opens a package of fresh ground beef; you need to let the oxygen get to the dark hamburger inside... it will turn the same color as the outside. I might as well been talking to a blank wall... he would not accept that. If there is anyone out there that fells the same way... try the above. If it doesn't, then you better buy your meat somewhere else. On an other note... ground beef that is prepackaged is NOT "fresh" ground meat... ie: Wal*Mart, or the ground beef in the tubes. They're ground in a plant (probably in another state), put into a box and shipped by truck to the stores. Sorry, I got on this... just wanted to share. To: Anita Cleaver Heiling ('63) Thanks for getting back to me on Lee Williams... I can relate, I have a daughter Tomi Ann. -Wally Erickson ('53) ~ Still have snow in the Coeur D'Alene area and it's below freezing! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Missy Keeney ('59) Re: Valentines and stuff A note about Valentine's Day. In the past, a couple of Bomber alums have sent THE RADIATIONS to sing for their Moms who live here in the Tri-Cities and who are without spouses or partners on Valentine's Day. (We know a lovely 'Mom' song). Also, one Mom sent us to sing some 'cheering' up songs for a 30-something son who was going through a break-up. So, you see, Valentines Day isn't just for spouses and lovers. Everyone likes to be remembered. -Missy Keeney ('59) ~ Richland **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Larry Mattingly ('60) Re: Burgers As my belt line will verify, I could probably qualify for some kind of Wimpy award. I never met a hamburger or potato I didn't like. I try not to even drive by the place so as not to be tempted, but my favorite is the Pick Quick in Fife, near Tacoma. Very small building. They don't cook it till you order it and they are always juicy. I have seen 20 in line at 11:30 AM... by noon it is almost impossible to park on nice days. They have been operating continuously for well over 60 years. They almost closed a few years back. The 5 ladies that were running it had put all of their kids through college working there and said "enough". There was serious panic amongst the regulars. But another crew of ladies took it over and are doing fine. Last summer I was in Alaska and on my way to Talkeetna to do a display for a private festival. Just on the north side of a wide spot called Willow there was an old blue half-sized school bus with a menu on the side. Knowing what festival food can be like, I turned around and ordered a cheeseburger, fries, and diet coke. The lady was very nice, quick, a good cook, and the price was more then reasonable. The burger was terrific. Hot, juicy, cooked perfectly, cheese melted, a slight bite to the mustard, and the fries were the best. When I started the car to leave she came out to the car and took my garbage to the can for me. I passed it twice after that in the next two weeks and ate there both times. Re: shirts A pyro friend gave me a tee shirt a few years back. Black with large letters on the front, "REAL MEN DON'T NEED INSTRUCTIONS". I wear it once in a while. Guys love it but I get frowns from some women. Off to Phoenix next week to see my two oldest and some grandchildren. Then over to Yuma and visit with Gus Keeney ('57) a bit. I will drop over to Algadonnes, Mexico and have my glasses changed. Best pair of glasses I have had in 25 years and at 1/4 the price of those in Tacoma. May get some dental work too if I can get in. Then off to Lake Havasu City, AZ for the pyro version of Spring Break. 4 days and nights of fireworks. Will try to visit Leona Marshall while I am there. She is a dear lady. I have missed her a couple of times as they sometimes go off with the 5th wheel on President's Day weekend. "Happiness is the sky in bloom" -J Larry Mattingly ('60) ~ From home South of Tacoma, WA - cold at night and warm in the sun during the day. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Michael Waggoner ('60) Re: Burgers To improve the health of a burger, order it plain w/o cheese, etc., wrap the patty in a napkin to absorb the fat, then return the patty to the bun and add your own condiments. -Michael Waggoner ('60) ~ Boulder CO **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dave Hanthorn (Gold Medal Class of '63) Re: Bomber Basketball Big "Number 32 in your program, and number one in your heart" (as Jimbeaux ('63) likes to say) was too modest to mention that the particular "road game" pictured on the Bomber Basketball web page just happened to be a District Tournament game that the Bombers won on their way to the first of three straight third place finishes at the State Tournament ('62, '63, '64). That particular photo first appeared in the '62 Columbian on page 138. I was one of the "20,000" in the crowd that night in 1960 when the original "costume malfunction" took place. My small claim to "fame" was that I was the only one there that didn't actually see the incident happen, and had to have it retold to me after the fact (which was also probably the first of over 100,000 retellings of the tale). Turns out that I seem to have missed quite a few things when I was in high school, if there is any truth to the stories and innuendoes I see in the Alumni Sandstorm and hear at reunions. -Dave Hanthorn (GMC '63) ~ from chilly Mercer Island, WA where there are far too few degrees ( ) and too few A&W Root Beer stands ( 0 ) for my liking. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Pam Ehinger (Blue Ribbon Class of '67) Re: Burgers OK now I need to add my 2 cents worth on the Hamburger Subject! When I first went back to Richland after being away since I graduated in '67 it had been the full 20 years! My how things had changed! My first stop was straight to Zip's for a Zip's Special, Fries, with Tater sauce, and a Cherry coke! Well they didn't have the flavor cokes anymore, and the Special was not there either. What I did get was a very tasteless burger and fries and that tater sauce had a different flavor! Boy not a good way to come back home! BUT Minor's still has their great hamburgers! So that is good! Remember the AC and the bucket of Fish Daddy use to get on Fridays! Yeppers I'm a good Ole CK kid! LOL! But again they don't have them either... is the AC even there any more! Life changes and we learn to move on... but I still miss the Old Zip's of the '60s! [What's "AC"??? -Maren] Re" '67 in '07 Reunion So Class of '67 how are the plans for the BIG 40th REUNION? Looking forward to it! Hope to see lots of old friends there! Bombers Rule -Pam Ehinger (The Blue Ribbon Class of '67) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Betti Avant ('69) Re: Basketball jerseys To: Jim House ('63) Perhaps when you played the numbers on the BB jerseys home and away didn't correlate. When I was there they did. The guards usually had the small numbers, forwards the middle numbers, and the centers the larger numbers. Back then, too, no number could be above a 5. So I'm thinking they used 10-11, 12-13, 14-15, 20-21, 22-23, 24-25, 30-31, 32-33, 34-35, 40-41, 42-43, 44-45, 50-51, 52-53, and 54-55. Of course not all of those numbers were used each year as there was a set amount of players who suited up for the game. If a JV player got to play some after his JV game, (4 total quarters between the 2) he may have had to wear a different number from his JV game. I'm almost certain this was they way it was when I attended school. I never missed a home game and very rarely missed a road game. Was there an all-state player who perhaps wore the number "15"? That's just a guess on my part -Betti Avant ('69) ~ Lacey, WA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Darlene Napora Shuley ('69) All the discussions in the Sandstorm about using new technology reminded me of a joke that my blonde hair stylist told me. "How can you tell when a blonde has been using your computer?" "By the white-out on the screen." See, we should all feel slightly smarter since none of us has made that error. *** Helpful hint: Anyone who is too young to have used a typewriter will not get this joke. -Darlene Napora Shuley ('69) ~ Austin, TX - where it is foggy & in the fifties **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Greg Alley ('73) To: Jim House ('63) Thanks for the info on my Bomber basketball questions. Things have changed over the years at the home basketball games. I remember the band was always there, and sometimes they don't show some games. The cheerleaders used to cheer and do flips and routines. Not so much anymore. The announcer does an okay job. I think his name is Drew Coble (spell check). He and my friend Steve Cassidy ('73), who does the score book, have been courtside for quite a few years. When there is a big game or big crowd, his announcing seems a little more exciting than a game with no fans in the stands. My favorite scoreboard man and high school track coach was Max Jenson. He was real fast at putting up the score after a basket and he did it most of the time from when the Dawald gym was built until he left to coach at Spokane Community College in '73. -Greg Alley ('73) ~ Richland... still hoping to see the sky or the sun. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shawn Schuchart Mabley ('78) To: Betti Avant ('69) Where is there a Herfy's in Puyallup? I don't recall ever seeing one when I lived there. -Shawn Schuchart Mabley ('78) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jumbo Davis ('82) Re: Cheeseburgers I've heard that Bill Wedberg ('70) has a burger that is legendary in the city of Richland. It is made up of two beef patties. He puts onions, peppers, and mushrooms in the center of the two patties. After BBQing this monstrous burger he slaps on the ham and cheese. He calls it the "Billy Burger." After talking with him today he also let me know he is retiring in April. After 25 years of service at Les Schwab he deserves it. -Jumbo Davis ('82) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/03/07 ~ THE DAY THE MUSIC DIED - 1959 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 11 Bombers and Don Sorenson sent stuff: Dick McCoy ('45, '46, '02), Carol Black ('48) Dave Brusie ('51), Dwain Mefford ('56) Gus Keeney ('57), Judy Willox ('61 & '81) Donna Nelson ('63), Gary Behymer ('64) Pam Ehinger ('67), Betti Avant ('69) Robert Avant ('69), Don Sorenson (N A B) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dick McCoy ('45, '46, '02) Re: Coast Guard Dick Quigley ('47) sa a "Coastie" many moons ago, and I believe he served on the Northwind. -Dick McCoy ('45, '46, '02) ~ Very cold this AM down to 22 here on Camano Island, WA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Carol Black Foster ('48) Re: Instructions, etc. I have a problem with my car. Its horn often starts honking whenever I start walking toward it. Possibly it thinks I will drive it into a ditch or something. My 8 year old grandson told me a long time ago how to stop the honking - you just put the key in the trunk lid!! But short of reading the instruction book, I keep wondering why it wants to honk. I remember being in Guadalahara visiting a friend one time and somebody's horn honked all night long and the next morning, a whole can of garbage was found on it. But it still honked. Re: Lack of Power Does anybody out there in Bomberland know what to buy to keep warm if the power goes out, like it did before Xmas over here on the wrong side of the mountain? A generator sounds too complicated (if you can't read instructions), and I am not sure about how the kerosene heater works, especially putting the kerosene in the heater. Hope somebody can answer my questions. -Carol Black Foster ('48) ~ Bellevue, WA where it is still below freezing at night and sunny in the daytime. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dave Brusie ('51) To: All Bombers I don't know who exactly has the best hamburger. I know that when I was going to Col-Hi someone had a burger locally that had a beef patty with ham over the top with I believe cheese topped with an egg. I thought it was called the "Sweeney Burger". I think Marilyn Richey ('53-RIP god rest her soul) got me up to date on this but I have forgotten. I don't know how many of you have a "Sonic Burger" place in your area, but if you do the burgers are O.K., but the "Coconut Cream Pie" Milk shake is to die for. -Dave Brusie ('51) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dwain Mefford ('56) Re: Hamburgers I guess everyone has a hamburger story. Here is mine. When my brother Jim ['54] and I were very young (probably 8 and 10) our Mother would give us each fifty cents on Saturday morning. We would ride the bus (5 cents) downtown, play all morning at the YMCA, and then go to the movies in the afternoon to see a double feature cartoon and a serial for a dime. Before going to the movies we always went to the Canteen restaurant for a hamburger. The meat was not in the form of a patty but was "loose". The meat was not fried or broiled but rather steamed. Jim would always have his with ketchup and pickle and I ordered mine with everything. It is still the best hamburger I have ever had. I think it cost 15 cents. I guess I should mention that the Canteen restaurant was in Ottumwa, Iowa. A few years ago Jim and I were back I Ottumwa for a family reunion. Our old house is no longer there. There is no downtown YMCA. Both of the movie theaters we went to are gone. But the Canteen is still there. It is on the historic register. It is a very small place but they do a huge business by phone. The hamburgers are exactly the same except they now cost five or six dollars. -Dwain Mefford ('56) ~ Portland, OR where everyone knows the best hamburger in Oregon can be found at Stanich's Tavern. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gus Keeney ('57) Re: Burgers After all you guys got my mouth watering, I have to mention the "Ortega Burger" at Dos Centavos here in The Foothills area of Yuma, AZ. Jason and Linda Penny alway had their buns specially made along with their taco salad shells. The new owners are keeping up the tradition. I usually have to be led halfway back to my Car because it takes my glassed-over eyes that long to recover!!!! Re: Dick Stephens ('66) Update I just got off the phone with Dick. He says he is ahead of the curve at this point. He will know more next Monday when they get the pathology report. He says they took out around two feet of the colon from around the center of where it crosses over from the right side back to where the small intestine hooks on down near the pelvis area. The tumor was near where the colon passed the liver. He is in good spirits and getting better each day, although he did sneeze while on the phone and that really hurt he said. He said that he hopes he doesn't do that again soon!!! Dick thanks everyone for their prayers and concern. Have great weekend, -Gus Keeney ('57) ~ Sunny Yuma, AZ where it is going to be about 75 here in Foothills today!!! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Judy Willox ('61 & '81) To: Pam Ehinger (Blue Ribbon Class of '67) and Maren Smyth ('63 &'64) Re: What's "AC" The Arctic Circle, I bet. Remember their Ranch Burgers? And there is one still in Spokane. However, not too sure I remember the fish, but I LOVE the fish and chips from Zip's, although they did come later. I couldn't wait for Mother's salmon patties, tuna casserole and other great fish dishes she made on Fridays. And the occasional treat out to dinner to The Tahitian Room, where they USE to have the best halibut steaks, was always nice. As far as burgers--I do love the Minor's burger in Yakima and I love the ones at the Iceburg in Walla Walla, but my ol' pal, Myrna Bolin Turner ('63) and I will still to this day give testimony to the great Skip's Special back when. Couldn't be beat! Now I am sure there are some Texans there in that big ol' state that will tell you what a great burger the Whattaburger is, but it didn't even come close to that yummy Skip's Special. Any of you Texas Bombers out there care to argue that one? ;o) Re: On a sadder note I have noticed that no one has entered a death notice for a fellow Bomber, who left us on December 27th 2006. I am surprised that it was not caught in the paper by someone and sent in. Elizabeth Louise "Betty Lou" Sullivan White ('46wb-RIP) went home to be with the love of her life, Edward White, two days following Christmas. They had celebrated 53 years together until his death in 1999. She is on the Einan's site Type White in the Quick Search box and you will find Betty Lou's obituary. She was the oldest sister of fellow Bombers Beverly Sullivan Johnson (can't remember her year and couldn't find it--sorry Beverly), Robert Ramsey ('58) and Katherine "Kitty" Ramsey ('61). Re: A solicitation moment here The Baby Bomber, Paul Hodson ('05), has a couple of bikes he wants to sell that are in good shape he says and has a lot of goodies on the one. Call him and get the information from him if you are interested. Or call me and I will get the message to him. 509-943-0222. Re: And a final solicitation Although I do not have all of the new things on the Club 40 Store page yet, I do have my stock all in now and there are some new neat designs; one of which is the new Nuke 'Em shirt. I know some of you have been asking about them, and I now have them in stock. Hopefully I can get the site revamped soon and get the new pictures up. Also, there is a new production manager on the small wooden bombs and they can be available soon. Hopefully from now on I can keep them in stock better. I want to take this opportunity to thank Tom Hughes ('56) for the start of these and the great work he did on them for quite some time. Thank you so much Tom and thanks too for all the help you are throwing Nick's way so he can do them now. You are a Sweetheart! My new bomb producer is none other then the marvelous fellow who helps me with so much at what I do--Nick Nelson ('56). Thank you Nick for stepping up to the plate--always there when I need you. Re: Oh, and one more thing I never wrote in and said what a tremendous idea it is that we make Don Sorenson an honorary Bomber. He is such a Sweetheart and if anyone should be one, it would be Don. Have thought this since I met him some time ago now. Welcome to the Bomber Family Don! [It's Don's wish to remain "N A B". -Maren] -Judy Willox (Classic Class of '61) ~ Richland where I wish Grey Alley ('73) good luck in finding the sky or the sun around here. Sooooo grey, sooooo cold! Brrrrrrrr! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Donna Nelson ('63) Someone help... where was Skip's in the Tri-Cities. Suz ('67) and I were trying to remember after someone mentioned their hamburgers. I'm on my way to Dusty's to try one of their hamburgers but Frisco Freeze in Tacoma used to have a great burger. Don't know if it's even there anymore and EZ's in Wenatchee has a great combo special on Sunday. -Donna Nelson ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary Behymer ('64) Re: Liberal Avenger Site of interest to Richland Bombers (;-) -Gary Behymer ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Pam Ehinger ('67) Re: AC Maren! AC= Artic Circle! LOL! Your gray matter is slowly going! -Pam Ehinger ('67) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Pam, Got LOTS of personal responses and they ALL said Artic Circle... I've never had one and (to me) "AC" means Air Conditioning!!! -Maren] **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Betti Avant ('69) Re: Herfy's To: Shawn Schuchart Mabley ('78) Shawn, According to my brother's post of a couple of days ago Herfy's in Puyallup is on Meridian Ave. Niece Sarah ('94) lives right off of Meridian and when you leave her condo that's the way you get back to highway 512. She is in a fairly new housing area and I keep getting my mail back saying the address is not a good one. I had to send her BD card to her 3 times. Maren, AC is for Arctic Circle. -Betti Avant ('69) ~ Lacey, WA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Robert Avant ('69) Re: Burgers Redux To: Shawn Schuchart Mabley ('78) Herfey's Burgers in Puyallup is at 12011 Merdian East and is easy to miss. No discussion of burgers and their accouterments, however, would be complete without a bow to Sonic Drive In. That chain out of Oklahoma (Founded 1953 AD) and almost as prevalent in small town Texas as Dairy Queen makes one of the finest all beef gut bombs to be had anywhere. Along with their chili dogs and any flavor adds to Coke you might even like and the great "car hop" service that they have; well, all I can say is "So much goodness for such a small price." Spokane is blessed to have the only one of these in the entire state. No trip to there is complete without stopping there and waiting in the inevitably long line. -Robert Avant ('69) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Don Sorenson (N A B) Re: Richland Villager Photo's 1948 To: All Bombers Who Might Remember I found a remnant of an old Villager. Thought some might remember the folks in those pictures. Pictures of Camp Fire Girls, GE House of Magic, Graduates of a Driving Class and Voter Registration. -Don Sorenson (N A B) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/04/07 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 14 Bombers sent stuff: Rufus Pederson ('48), Jim Jensen ('50) Marilyn De Vine ('52), Betty King ('53) Bill Berlin ('56), Ken Heminger ('56wb) Reuben Linn ('58), Patti Jones ('60) Jay Siegel ('61), Earl Bennett ('63) John Campbell ('63), Bill Wingfield ('67) Pam Ehinger ('67), Betti Avant ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Randy Buchanan ('57) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Tom Crigler ('61) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Rufus "R. J." Pederson ('48) Dear Mr. Sorenson, et al; The voter registration pic was the one I recognized. On the far right was Max Walton. My dad thought is was cute to say "Max Walton's braes are bonny." (using a line from the Scottish poet... old what's his name.) Robert Burns??? xxoo, -Rufus "R. J." Pederson ('48) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim Jensen ('50) Re: Burgers To: Judy Willox ('61 & '81) In your 2/3/07 posting you issued a "hamburger challenge" *LOL* to Texans claiming Whattaburgers to be the finest in the land. Ex-pitching great, Nolan Ryan, heartily supported that claim, but I do not. I think the big "W" burger is pedestrian. Though I was as a youth, I haven't been a big burger fan in many years - BUT - last spring I had the high honor of passing through the hamlet of Jonesboro, population: a few here and a few there, located on Texas Highway 36, about 50 miles northwest from Temple, TX. A quaint and rustic establishment, "Watsons One Stop," sits a few yards off the "highway" and is likely the only gas station/ eating place/curio shop and neighbor-visitin' place for miles around. While passing time with one of the friendly local folks he asked whether I had tried the hamburgers... he said it was a must. It was the largest, juiciest, best tasting burger I have EVER enjoyed. Next time I drive to visit family I will make it a point to drop in on Watsons One Stop... the conversation's good too!!! Re: Pictures Don Sorenson's photos are always a treat. Thank you, Don. I quickly spotted Marilyn "Em" DeVine Dow ('52) as the person in the middle of the Camp Fire Girls photo. I believe that I recognize Mrs. Ray T. Jessen, second from the right in the voter registration picture, as the mom of classmate Ted Jessen ('50). The Sgt. Metz in the driving class photo was Officer Metz, who organized the school patrol at Sacajawea Grade School in the mid 1940s. Ain't Bombers Grand? -Jim Jensen ('50) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Marilyn De Vine ('52) To: Don Sorenson (NAB) Re: Old Villagers Wow, imagine my surprise when I looked at the photo of the Camp Fire Girls in yesterday's Sandstorm and realized one of them is ME! At first I thought, "Gosh, that looks like me!" Then I thought, 'Nah, couldn't be." When all else fails, read the fine print, right? Well, I'll be darned: it is me! How can I get a copy for my family's archives? My Mother was very active in Camp Fire and led a troop for a while. My brother, Terry ('52) and maybe it was Bud Breard ('52) or Jim Clancy ('52) who were honorary members. Those were great days! Far fewer restrictions than in these days. Swimming in the pool down at the river, picnics in the park, walking any place without fear. Almost nobody had any money, so in a general sense, none of us felt left out or inferior. When you look at the Marcus Whitman photos from the era (and probably any other grade school in town) you'll see we were all pretty much alike. Not because peer-pressure demanded conformity, as in these days, but because that's what we had. We wore what was available at the store, or what our moms or grand-moms made for us. [You can save almost ANY picture that you see online: When you see a picture that you want to save, RIGHT click on the picture and then highlight "SAVE AS..." Then save the picture to your hard drive. Then all you have to do is remember where you put it. You can also click the PRINT icon at the top of your browser and that should print the picture for you. Instructions for MAC users are different? -Maren] I spent most of today down at Dawald Gym watching Cheer Leading Teams compete against each other. Six schools, including the Tri-Cities team Elite Force, were represented with different categories within each school. There was also a College Stunt Exhibition and a Richland High School Dance Team Exhibition. Hanford High won 1st in one category, I think it was Stunts. Elite Force won in several categories. All the teams were awesome and their athletic ability amazing! Last Saturday, also at Dawald Gym, I watched Dance Teams from all over Eastern Washington competing. Again, the teams were wonderful and a joy to watch. Bomber cheers, -Marilyn De Vine ('52) ~ in cold and rainy Richland. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Betty King Moody ('53) Re: Sapone Nation To: Those who asked for this. -Betty King Moody ('53) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bill Berlin ('56) Re: Home Generator sets In three of the last four houses we have built (Victoria, San Juan Island and Anacortes) have had "residential" generator sets. The current one here in Anacortes is a Onan 11kW set that runs on our propane fuel and lights up 8 of our 11 circuits. TV, water heater, computer, refrigerator, freezer, lights, etc. all good to go if the lights go out. It is mounted outside under a Sound Shield and is wired into a box that reads the status of the electrical power coming into the house and when it is off, on goes the generator. I have mine delayed for three minutes so that if we get a short outage, the set does not come on and if the electricity is off longer than that, I let the motor and generator end warm up a bit before the power is kicked on automatically. Not much of an inconvenience but starting out cold with a "load" really raises hell with both the motor and the generating end. How do I know? I have been putting gensets on boats for 30 odd years now so I know a little about them and how they work. I have over sixty hours on the unit since October 1 and we live in a civilized part of the world? Oh yes, they add great value to your house when you sell it. Re: Burgers We have a little drive-in "joint" between Mount Vernon and Anacortes on the old Memorial Highway called The Net. Little place surrounded by a gravel parking lot, a Wizzard's of Ooz (I kid you not) outhouse and a pothole we call Lake Net. Great burgers fixed about any way you want them, fully loaded or just naked meat, but sooooooooo good. Chocolate malts too. I stopped by there the other day for a quick "burg" and there was my (a) Attorney, (b) Plumber, (c) Bank Manager, (d) my IT guy, (e) Electrician and (e) the Mayor of Mount Vernon. Blue collar, white collar and no-collar all go there. As Tony Bordain says, "Noooo Reservations" either. And that reminds me of the time I was driving from Missoula and Kalispell in MT (Montana) and stopped at a little place in either Ronan or one of those little towns along the route. Had a Buffalo Burger there and it was outstanding and ever since we order Buffalo meat from an outfit over there. A Buf Ribeye is to die for and the ground Buf makes great burgers and meat loaf. My son-in-law is a Colorado University grad and he won't eat the stuff. Know why? Re: Lay off Maren No wonder she was confused with AC. So was I. In our business A/C means air conditioning and AC means Alternating Current and I too had forgotten about AC as in Artic Circle. -Bill Berlin ('56) ~ in Anacortes, WA where I am changing the oil in my Residential Electric Generator today in the sun. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ken Heminger ('56wb) Re: Ten Cent movies I also remember going to the movies when it cost 10 cents... this was when I was a kid (of course) living in Lansing, Michigan. I also remember the price of the movie going to 12 cents. When that happened I thought our going to the movie days were over. Money was tight back then, and I didn't expect my dad to spring for the extra two cents. But... as luck would have it he did. We walked to the theater and somehow along the way I lost a penney and they wouldn't let me in. My brother and sisters were able to get in, but I had to go home. Well... the next time we were able to go to the movies, I put my twelve cents in my mouth to be sure I didn't lose it. When we got to the theater I spit it into my hand and laid it in front of the girl selling tickets. She gave me that disgusting look and said "you wipe that money off" for a second there, I thought that I wasn't going to see a movie again. I wiped it off on my shirt and she let me in... Just thought I'd throw in my two cents worth. -Ken Heminger ('56 wb) ~ Great Falls, MT 22.6 and clear skies **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Reuben Linn ('58) It is with considerable sadness that I report the death of retired Richland teacher, Barbara Allen Linn, who passed on the morning of February 3rd in Richland. Ms Linn taught for over thirty years primarily at Carmichael and Chief Joseph but also for a year or two at Jason Lee. She was the mother of Patrick Linn (Hanford '74), Michael Linn (Hanford '75), Sheila Linn (Bomber 1978), Kevin Linn (Bomber 1981) and step- mother of Reuben Linn (Bomber 1958). Services are being planned but are tentatively scheduled for Friday, February 9th, at Christ the King Catholic Church in Richland. -Reuben Linn ('58) ~ Tacoma, WA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) To: Greg Alley ('73) Is this the Max Jensen you spoke of being great at the scoreboard as well as a good Track Coach? If so my sister Nina Jones Rowe ('65) and I were talking about him last year and I remembered I had this picture. We knew he went on to coach at Richland High school. He was a fraternity brother at WSU with my brother Joe Jones Winterhawk ('58). Had not heard anything else about him for years. Wonder if he still lives in Spokane Area. I checked on the White Pages and could only find an M.E. Jensen. I would like to find him in hopes he might have contact with other fraternity brothers of theirs so I can let them know where Joe is. The picture was taken in front of our home on Kuhn. The good old beast '49 Plymouth is behind them in the picture. Plymouth brings up many memories growing up in Richland. Bombers Have Fun -Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) ~ West Richland, WA - I swear the cloudy grey skies followed me from Western Washington even though I have been here two years now. Reminds me of what I left behind. Not quite as dark as Western Washington though. I have read the sun shines 300 days out of the year here. I am ready for the 300 days of Sunshine. Weathermen say it will be an early spring. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jay Siegel (Classic Class of '61) Re: Request for prayer I am going into the hospital Monday for surgery to remove a mass from my colon. Please remember me in your prayers for the surgery and any necessary follow up treatments. Clear blue skies and warm, gentle breezes -Jay Siegel (Classic Class of '61) ~ from Poulsbo, WA by the fjord where we are looking forward to another beautiful day. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Earl C. Bennett, III (Gold Medal Class of '63) Re: Judy Willox - halibut steak I don't remember halibut steaks from the Tahitian room, but that was where I had my first ever lobster tail, I think on the night of our Junior or Senior Prom. However, one of my best seafood memories is very recent - for my birthday three weeks ago my lovely wife Barneata (I like to call her "My Sweetness") took me to the Bavarian Chef just south of Madison, VA, on US 29. As anyone who has had good German food of the Bavarian persuasion can attest, ALL of their food is delicious, but I had one of the specials that night that topped any of the four or five dishes I've had there in the six years we've lived here. They know how good their food is, and they price it accordingly - it is definitely a "special occasions only" venue, in our book. The special was rockfish fillet over butternut squash mousse: Many of their main courses are served on a bed of whipped potatoes, and it was perfect complement to this dish. I've eaten rockfish that I caught in Puget Sound as a kid, and I seem to remember them having a rather strong, heavily "fishy" flavor - but not this time! I don't know how a chef can alter the nature of a fish, but this tasted more like the superbly mild and slightly sweet flavor I associate with flounder and fluke. The light crustiness from the sauce in which it was cooked blended perfectly, and I have never had anything called "mousse" with so much robust flavor in my life. The flavor from the butternut squash on which the mousse was based was present, but heavily enhanced by some other rich ingredients I couldn't begin to identify. 'Twas a good birthday, indeed, though we had to cancel our scheduled dessert time with some of our grandchildren, because Jesus took our son-in-law's mother home to heaven that afternoon after a relatively rapid decline into Alzheimer's over the past couple of years. That meant My Sweetness and I had to eat the cake, from the best bakery in Culpeper, Knackel's, by ourselves over the following four days. Oh, well ... at least my cholesterol level from my annual physical earlier that day is down significantly, to almost acceptable (reduced fat intake and increased cardio-vascular exercise in recent months). Re: Instructions and guydom Sorry, guys, I don't quite subscribe to this outlook. I was probably strongly shaped by my Dad in this area. When I was 17 our station wagon (I think it was the Nash Rambler) threw a rod through the cylinder wall, and I got to help Dad rebuild the engine around a new short block. He did it all from a good manual. I also helped a bit with the step-by-step building of several hi-fi components from Zenith/Heathkit. As a result of these and other experiences, I always read the instructions, and usually scan completely through them before I start. My Sweetness, on the other hand, prefers not to read instructions, partially because she tends to misinterpret them from time to time, especially the instruction manuals written in English-as-she-is-spoken-in-Taiwan/Japan/Korea. I will admit, however, that I tend not to stop and ask for directions as soon as I should, believing that maps should be enough - not always true! Regards, ecb3 - from Central Virginia, where it's been fairly ordinary, crisp but unremarkable winter weather for several days. -Earl C. Bennett, III (Gold Medal Class of '63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: John Campbell ('63) Re: Richland Burgers I vaguely remember my older brother taking me to Skip's when I was a kid -must have been in the early '50s. I seem to recall that it came in a little baggy (before you could even buy them) and it was so juicy with dressing and such that it filled up a corner of the baggy. Now this was around 50 years ago, so I might be wrong, but I remember it was really good and that Skip's was somewhere below the high school in Richland. Sorry if this has been discussed before. Does anyone remember Tim's, which later became the Einan's funeral home? They had little burgers for like 20 cents. Didn't last long. A lot of folks like the big ones - such as Miner's in Yakima or Big Mike's in Richland (old By's Burgers) - they were OK, but not my favorite. Couldn't beat A&W root beer, but their burgers were a bit salty. Zip's best - not really a burger, but the original Hobo Steak - not like they have now. Fellow Seattleites either love or "don't get" Dick's. Great fries if you don't mind plugging your arteries. Many folks now like to dip their fries in tartar sauce. My bud, John Dale - who now lives in Sandpoint - was the first person I saw do this. But then again, he did a lot of things I never saw before (chuckle) - but that's another story. Well, I guess it's time for lunch. -John Campbell ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bill Wingfield (Blue Ribbon Class of '67) Re: Best Burger I have to put in a vote for The Cowgirl BBQ and Saloon in Santa Fe, NM. Although the atmosphere has a lot to do with it. Make sure you ask for a table with Sam as your waitress, and then order a green chili cheese burger. Re: Brian Erlacher This state is going nuts over the fact that Brian played college ball here, for the UNM. I just heard on the news that he was born in Pasco. Did he go to PHS? Re: Colts vs Bears I only have one thing to say to Donny Andrews (BRC'67wb), his bride Jane, and Dona Holloway ('72) and her man Rob in Chicago, "The Bears". -Bill Wingfield (BRC '67) ~ Santa Fe, NM where it is chilly, but I did ski at Angel Fire yesterday, which helps a little bit putting up with this damn the cold. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Pam Ehinger (Blue Ribbon Class of '67) OK Bombers I guess there is a need for me to explain my message! AC as all know now is Artic Circle... CK is Christ the King Catholic School so that means I'm one of the Catholic kids! We didn't eat meat on Fridays back in the day! So it was a special treat for Dad to get the Bucket of Fish from the Artic Circle on Friday... he usually did this during the Summer when we spent most of our time on the Columbia River Water Skiing. In fact there are several CK kids out there that went with my family... we always had a great time! Plus back in the sixties Dad use to be one of the Rescue Boats for the Water Follies... or whatever they are called now! It was always great to be down in the pits with all the boats and drivers! Ok now I hope I've solved the problem an all do understand what I was talking about! Bombers Rule -Pam Ehinger (Blue Ribbon Class of '67) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Betti Avant ('69) Re: AC AC-Arctic Circle not air conditioning. *LOL* I googled them last night and found a site that includes a history of the place, menus, where they are at, and one can even order a 12 oz. jar of "fry sauce". I guess it like Bush's Baked Beans and KFC-- it is a "secret recipe. -Betti Avant ('69) ~ Lacey, WA ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/05/07 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 11 Bombers sent stuff: Shirley Rae Drury ('51), Marilyn De Vine ('52) Dona McCleary ('54), Floyd Melton ('57) Missy Keeney ('59), Pattie Crigler ('59) Earl Bennett ('63), Bill Scott ('64) Gary Behymer ('64), Betti Avant ('69) Greg Alley ('73) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Travis Strege ('96) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley Rae Drury Crume ('51) Re: A Memory of By's Burgers As perhaps I've mentioned before, I car hopped at By's the fall after graduation, when I was working also at Camp Hanford's Civilian Personnel Office. Sometimes I worked inside By's filling orders. By, himself, discovered that I was making ice cream cones so generously full (perhaps by the customers who asked for me) that he found it necessary to acquaint me with the correct procedure for a cost conscious inn keeper. I was to swoop the scoop around the interior of the tub in one long circular movement, leaving the inside of the ball hollow. I remember his full figure bending over the inside of the ice cream freezer while he earnestly gave me my lesson. It would have been more effective for him to show me his cost sheets, because at the time I just thought him stingy. Now, it is reported by researchers, a girl-person of 19, does not have a finished brain. It's reportedly worse for the young men who aren't complete until later, sometime in their 20s. Apparently the brain capability involved is that which sees consequences. That information gives me more patience with young people and to realize how important it is to communicate effectively with them.. There was a sign over By's. I wish I remembered whether it said Bye's Burgers or By's. I tend to think his name was Byron, which would lend credence to "By." [ - it says By's. -Maren] Re: the Tri-city weather This AM was hazardous due to an ice sheet enveloping everything. Many accidents in the area, of course. I delivered Tri-City Herald bundles to carriers in a TCH van rather than in our 1988 F-150 open bed pickup because the fairly new driver who subs for me on the earlier of a double-run Sunday edition abruptly quit (with no explanation.) She had a van already loaded, so I just drove that rather than transfer the load. The van held to the streets, but I had lots of difficulty walking, keeping upright. Now, after looking outside, I see not a trace of that ice. Amazing weather we have. I see from the weather site out of Pendleton that that ice storm has moved up north between the WA and ID border. It is 31F here currently. Our driveway is dry as can be. Best to everyone, enjoying your entries, -Shirley Rae Drury Crume ('51) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Marilyn De Vine ('52) To: Maren Re: printing and saving photo from Don Sorenson (NAB) Thanks, Maren, your instructions worked perfectly and it was so simple! I printed it first on regular paper, then again on photo paper. I did the printing straight from the Sandstorm, then put it in My Pictures. Thank you very much! Every time I learn something new on this computer, I feel encouraged and have an odd sense of accomplishment! I know this will be read after-the-fact, but this afternoon (Sunday) I will join about 20 other family members for a Super Bowl Party. (Speaking for myself, only, not other people who will be there, I say "GO COLTS!") Bomber regards to each and all, -Marilyn De Vine ('52) ~ in very cold Richland and, along with many others, eagerly looking forward to Spring. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dona McCleary Belt ('54) Re: By's Burgers Maren, By's Burgers triggered a response in me... and many wonderful memories of my teenage years!! I worked at By's for three years before graduating. It was the best place to work in Richland during the '50s. Started out as a car hop on roller skates... FUN!!! All the kids came to By's after the game, so I got to see everyone (and got paid for it, 85 cents an hour). I loved it!! By Meyers was the best boss to work for. Marilyn Richey ('53-RIP) was the cook and she made the best "SweenyBurgers" on earth!! I ate a lot of them. By's first place was down on the old hiway on the river road which is now Columbia Park Trail. The flood of 1948 wiped out his place so he moved to the southend of Richland. It was the "Arnold's" of our day. That place was hoppin'!! By also opened up a fancy restaurant, a SteakHouse called the "Charesta Room", which later turned into Adrians on GWWay. (next to The Desert Inn) That didn't prove to be as profitable as the hamburger business... so he opened up TIM'S - named for his son - 19 cent hamburgers!!! He now lives in Seattle and has a couple of restaurants there. By and Glenna May were our guests of honor at our 45th Reunion (Class of 1954)... it was so good to see them!! It was my honor to crown him... KING OF BURGERS!!! Long before McDonalds existed and other Burger Chains... BY'S was ... THE BEST IN TOWN!! Sweet Memories, -Dona McCleary Belt ('54) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Floyd Melton ('57) Re: Hamburgers Ok, all you from the early '50s have to agree that By's Burgers were the best in Richland and maybe anywhere at that time. I still remember their distinctive taste and that was the first hamburger buns that I can remember that had sesame seeds on them. They were great and so was all the company in the parking lot. What a time that was. An By himself was quite a character. As I remember Marilyn Richey ('53-RIP) worked there for a period of time as did many other Bombers. -Floyd Melton ('57) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Missy Keeney ('59) Re: AC I vaguely remember (don't trust my 'rememberer' all that much lately) an Artic/Arctic(?) Circle in Pasco where we would go because we could get tacos there. I have always LOVED tacos! My introduction to tacos was at a Mexican Restaurant in West Richland when I was in High School. I think someone wrote about the family that had that restaurant in the Sandstorm at one time. I couldn't wait to get home from college in Virginia '59 - '61 (NO ONE had ever heard of tacos there) so I could go to the AC for tacos. My former husband and I used to go to the Artic Circle in Spokane when we were both attending Whitworth. The Spokane AC used to have tacos 5 for $1 on one day a week. Such a deal!! Maren - My first thought when I see AC is air conditioning. Must be my building background. -Missy Keeney ('59) ~ Richland **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Pattie Crigler Cole ('59) To: Earl Bennett ('63) Re: Bavarian Chef Wow! Did you ever make me miss Virginia!! I had my best ever meal (trout) at the Bavarian Chef and had many goodies from Knackel's bakery in Culpeper. We moved back to Washington State (Olympic Peninsula) a year ago and really, really miss the restaurants in Virginia! -Pattie Crigler Cole ('59) ~ Port Ludlow, WA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Earl C. Bennett, III (Gold Medal Class of '63) Re: Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) Either during high school or shortly after, I read that the Tri-Cities, over time, was averaging 270 days of sunshine per year. Much later, probably in the '70s, I read that the extensive irrigation for farming in the Columbia Basin was being blamed for what appeared to be about ten less days of sunshine per year - but of course, we need to be skeptical of weather statistics based on anything less than a half century or more to confirm anything that looks like a trend. Back then, I don't think the average reporter understood quite so well about the very long climatic cycles and the global effects of phenomena like El Nino and La Nina. I think that first article I mentioned above was explaining about the Chamber of Commerce slogans that were promoting tourism: "Sunshine Capital of the Pacific Northwest" and "In the Heart of the Banana Belt" are the two I recall. There was also a claim that our region (if you include Walla Walla and portions of eastern Idaho) grew a fourth of the nation's wheat and a fifth of the world's peas. Let's hear it for Bird's Eye and the Jolly Green Giant! I wonder how many of us earned our personal spending money for college through those fine establishments? My memories include 12-hour nights in the pea harvest, roguing in the wheat fields, cleaning out the bottom 3-4 feet of beat pulp pellets from a silo (the last portion doesn't flow out the hole at the bottom on its own - at the end of the process you look like you are covered with soot), and assorted odd jobs in the Bird's Eye packaging plant. -Earl C. Bennett, III (Gold Medal Class of '63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bill Scott (Boomer Bomber Class of '64) Re: Burgers To: John Campbell ('63) Yes, I remember Tim's quite clearly. While we're on the subject of burgers, the best burger chain burgers I've ever had are here in California at In-N-Out Hamburgers. This is a modestly-sized chain much older than McDonalds with a very simple menu: nothing but burgers, fries, and shakes (or soft drinks). Everything about their ingredients screams FRESH. Great stuff always! -Bill Scott (Boomer Bomber Class of '64) ~ from beautiful downtown Nipomo, CA where Spring is just around the corner. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary Behymer ('64) Re: Hanford News site View Hanford Historical Photos from the 1940s... Click on "Photos" on the left bar menu to view pictures. Then click each photo to see even more pictures. -Gary Behymer ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Betti Avant ('69) Re: Brian Urlacher Bill Wingfield ('67), I brought up Brian Urlacher and checked out "his history". He indeed was born in Pasco, WA. It said after his parents split up his mother took him and his siblings to Lovington, NM. That is where he found the love of sports. He wanted to play football in college in Texas but UNM and NMSU were the only 2 who offered him a scholarship and he much needed that. So while at UNM he played outside linebacker, safety, and even wide receiver. He also ran back punts and kickoffs. -Betti Avant ('69) ~ Lacey, WA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Greg Alley ('73) To: Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) Re: Max Jensen That is definitely Max in your picture. I`m glad you set me straight on spelling his name right as in Jensen, not Jenson. I love baseball but when I was in high school there were a lot of good players so I knew I was not going to play too much. I went out for track all 3 years. I became an okay shot putter and discus thrower and really got into track and made a lot of friends. Max left after my senior year and went to Spokane Community College to be assistant coach to John Buck. I went along to kinda walk on and try to throw the big shot put at college and just get outta town. Our team was really good with athletes from around the world and for quite a few years was the best in the northwest. Brad Upton ('74) joined the next year. I lifted a lot of weights and got pretty strong, but the 12 ounce curls at the state line in Idaho (drinking age 19), was another training ground for me and my half-hearted try at a college athletic career was soon over. Max was always a good guy to me. What I know about him is he coached for a while, got into the administration part of the school, left to do some more coaching at Ferris high school, and I would think he is retired by now. He came to town for a wall of fame induction a few years ago and I got to visit with him and his wife that night but have not heard about him in a few years. -Greg Alley ('73) ~ It's over 40 today in Richland, might do some tanning ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/06/07 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 11 Bombers sent stuff: Rex Hunt ('53wb), Bill Berlin ('56) Gary Lucas ('57), Gus Keeney ('57) Pappy Swan ('59), Patti Jones ('60) Donni Clark ('63), Dennis Hammer ('64) Rick Maddy ('67), Mike Franco ('70) Kellie Walsh ('77) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: John Cole ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mary Bennett ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mike Franco ('70) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lisa Riccobuono ('75) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lori Raekes ('81) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Rex Hunt ('53wb) Re: Burgers I was a regular at By's circa 1952 - 1054. Some time in late '52 or early '53 By's was accused of using horse meat - a claim he vehemently denied - and was eventually exonerated. But I teased him incessantly with remarks like "Hey, By, we were down at the Mart and Wayne said he was hungry enough to eat a horse. I said 'Ok, let's go to BY's.'" To: Bill Scott ('64) Re: Downtown Nipomo Jocko's does not count as a downtown. -Rex Hunt ('53wb) ~ From Heifer Dust haven---Lovely Hanford, CA where the cold at least keeps the flies down. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bill Berlin ('56) Re: Fantastic Drum Line I don't do this very often but I am so impressed with this drum line from Switzerland that I have watched it four times today and want to pass it on to my fellow Bombers. I would go some place here in North America to see them, they are that good. -Bill Berlin ('56) ~ Anacortes, WA where I am drumming with two pencils on my computer... in the fog. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary Lucas ('57) Re: Sunny's Memorial Service I attended the memorial service for Sunny. Elisabeth (Betty) Parker also attended. It was a very, very upbeat service. It was truly a celebration of Sunny's life. Nearly all of us in attendance--perhaps about 75--also went over to Tom and Sunny's home afterward. They had a catered lunch that was exceptionally good. Especially the Napoleons. I think I ate at least half of them. I had an extensive opportunity to speak with Sunny's two daughters, Wendy and Jill. Over the years Sunny had conveyed to me much about her feelings for them, and more recently, her appreciation of their support since she's been ill. I was able to convey that sentiment to them, and I think they found it very helpful. I know they knew how she felt, but it was nice to hear it from someone else. And maybe even more so that she told someone else. Incidentally, Jill, her significant other, Rebecca, Dennis Barr, her dad, and I are tentatively scheduled to go out to lunch when he comes here from Richland in about two weeks. Dennis and I ran track together in high school, and I haven't seen him since then. That should definitely be a blast. I also spoke at length with Ted Ogston ('62), her brother, and his wife, who flew back from Seattle where they now live adjacent to the Pike Street market. I hadn't seen him since at least high school. He really is a great guy; he shares many of Sunny's virtues. I wasn't able to recognize Betty, or Elisabeth as we are suppose to refer to her now, but she looks absolutely great and we hit it off spectacularly once we figured out who each other was. Sunny had arranged for her, Betty (Elisabeth), and me to go out to lunch in November, but Sunny was too sick. So Elisabeth and I are going to go out to lunch together soon to celebrate Sunny's life. Let me describe the eulogies at the service. It was clear that Sunny was loved by all. Madeline Buffit (?), a breast cancer survivor and close friend of Sunny, gave the principal eulogy. She did it spectacularly and from the heart. She finished with a list of words that amply described the Sunny we all knew. It was among the most moving moments of the ceremony. As a side, I actually knew Madeline from an experience I had about ten years ago that I will never forget. Sunny had marched in a march for breast cancer on Saturday and I was scheduled to take her out on Sunday for a reunion with Howard Brandt, whom we had discovered was alive and lived in the Washington, D.C. area near us.(We had all known each other since second grade.) Sunny had stayed over at Madeline's home in Alexandria over night along with about twelve other breast cancer survivors, who had come from all over the world to participate in the march. I arrived before anyone had dressed for the day, so everything was very informal. The women were absolutely the most relaxed, enthusiastic, optimistic group of women I had ever encountered. Sunny had a facility for attracting people just like herself. Jill spoke eloquently for her and her sister. It was clear the girls loved their mother very, very much. Tom, Sunny's husband, provided the final eulogy. Tom had set the upbeat mood for the memorial and maintained that mood by relating two stories about their life that illustrated Sunny's unquenchable optimism and willingness to try virtually anything. Both relate to skiing. Tom is an avid and accomplished skier. On their first ski trip ever, Tom, having been led to believe Sunny was an equally accomplished skier, led her up to the top of a mountain somewhere in the West, to traverse down a black diamond slope, the most difficult kind. Only then did Sunny fess up to having never skied in her life. It all worked out well, however. Sunny became an accomplished skier, and they had many great trips over the years. The second story took place many years later in Vermont. They were also at the top of a mountain, just starting down a back diamond slope. Sunny caught an edge and went sprawling, spread-eagled down the hill. She appeared severely injured, the ski patrol arrived, she was transferred by ambulance to the hospital emergency room, and Tom, who had followed along behind, was shunted to a waiting room to worry about the condition of his beloved. Eventually, a doctor appeared toting an x-ray, which showed that she had fractured her pelvis along long straight lines on both sides of her body. Tom was mortified. But pretty soon Sunny shows up being wheeled along in a wheelchair by a bevy of nurses. "Don't worry," she said. "It'll heal, and, besides, I can still have babies." Sunny was sixty-three at the time. Finally, a personal and sadder note: Sunny and I had lost touch with each other for about thirty-five years. When we rediscovered one another, Sunny told me about how her sister had died of breast cancer and what a terrible situation it had been. Sunny had tended to her during her final days and clearly was afraid it might happen to her. As it turned out, Sunny's final days were equally bad. The only not completely positive and optimistic comment she ever made to me was the last time I spoke with her, shortly before she died: "You know, it really is very, very scary." May she rest in peace. -Gary Lucas ('57) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gus Keeney ('57) Re: Dick Stephens ('66) Update Dick is home and doing better. Pathology Report says that tumor was mainly contained in the chunk of colon they removed. Some small sign in muscle tissue. They are pretty sure they got it all at this point. He is going to meet with oncologist to decide needed treatment if any. In all, this is great news for Dick at this time. He says thanks for all the concern and prayers. -Gus Keeney ('57) ~ From Sunny Yuma, AZ where it was 85 here today. Oh Darn, Eh!!!??? **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: George "Pappy" Swan ('59) To: Tom Hughes ('56) Re: Tool Time and Ouuuuuuh! Ouuuuuuuu! Tim Allen was always one of my heroes! Ahouuuuuh! Hmmmm, I wonder if he is related to Bonnie Allen ('59)? I'm not even sure their names are spelled the same. But, he abhorred instructions and Bonnie wants to come over and give me instruction on instructions. Sibling or distant relative rivalry? Tom, I don't know what to do. Please send instructions ................ Send them to Bonnie. She will explain them to me. -George Pappy Swan ('59) ~ Burbank, WA where the cold continues to creep in to the old bones. But there is hope on the horizon as I feel warm temperatures are a comin' to a space heater near me. I just received my mail order instructions for assembling a Binford 2007XYZ54-23-HIKE, SUPER BOWL SPECIAL, semi-homemade space heater. Lowiq and I have rounded up most of the required parts. Oh, yah, he and Bogart finally and quietly came home after a lengthy incarceration by the Home Security Folks and the impounding of their tiny airplane which has been discreetly stored in a sealed hanger at Area 51 next to the Martian remains. Lawn mower and snow blower owners all across the nation are rejoicing. Those two elves are now listed as registered air space abusers. Anyway, does anyone know where we can get a surplus Tomcat jet engine. They should be cheap since the Navy phased the Tomcat out. Lowiq figures that we can heat the entire neighborhood with one afterburner session. Bonnie, can you come earlier, to decipher these Binford instructions? Tim is busy making another movie. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) To: Earl C. Bennett, III ('63) Re: Richland weather Enjoyed what you wrote about the past report about the amount of sunshine and losing days. The never ending change of weather patterns, I think makes it difficult to say how much sunshine from year to year. As cold as it has been it easy to grab on to 300 days with hope the cold will lift. I do know the winter pattern is much shorter usually seeming to last about three months here. Just my observance from being back here and growing up here. This year it seemed to be endless though starting around the 1st of November with such cold temperatures. One can only wish for better weather or take off for Mexico, the South United States or Hawaii for a break. News was reporting lots of people going to warmer places to get away from the cold weather this year. Still like the four seasons the best. The harvest of summer, such as the peas, took the guys away so there were less to date in the summer. I remember by the end of each school year the talk of the different ones that were going. Then stories in the fall of what their summer was like. To: Greg Alley ('73) Re: Max Jensen Thanks Greg. Will call the number on the white pages soon and see if it is Max. So many years have gone by, he could be anywhere now. Maybe some one reading the Sandstorm will know. Found your story quite interesting about following him off to college. Max in the short time I knew him was a lot of fun. From a girl's stand point so good looking but I was dating another one of their fraternity brothers at the time. Many knew Larry Skinner from life guarding the summer of 1960 at the Richland pool. He was a great diver on scholarship at WSU. Larry was from Olympia. Re: AC I have gotten a good giggle out of the AC in the Sandstorm recently. One of my pet peeves is abbreviations. Where ever I have lived, have always had to ask what the abbreviation meant when someone used an abbreviation. Being the subject in the Sandstorm had been hamburgers I knew what this one meant for a change. Astounds me that big companies with great names use abbreviate their companies at times. Re: Obituary A Bomber mentioned the other day that their was a funeral notice. Decided to read and see if I knew the person. While scrolling through the obituary section of Sunset Memorial noticed that Wakefield "Wakie" Wright had passed away at the age of 91, January 21, 2007. (I don't always read the Tri-City Herald so had missed that he passed away. Wakie is the father of JoAnn Wright ('60-RIP) and Bobby ('??). Obituary says also Bobby passed away. Wakie was well known for his participation in sports. I knew him from Bowling. So sad he and his children are both gone. The following is a statement from the his obituary. Wakie was among the first generation of scientists to transfer to Hanford for the Manhattan Project. In 1944 he moved to Richland, and worked at Hanford until he retired in 1980. -Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) ~ West Richland, WA ~ Rain on the way. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Donni Clark Dunphy (The Golden Class of '63) Re: Hamburgers I am so glad John Campbell ('63) mentioned Tim's, not that they were the best, but I do remember that place and for some reason it has always stuck in my mind as such a cute, woodsy place? And I remember the mustard! I think if I am not mistaken that you built your own burger. A novel idea for that time! Anyway, I always loved the Teen burger at A&W with the bacon. Was it that they were so good, or was it because we were young and in love and everything tasted good! Was any burger as good as Mom's homemade? I don't think so! -Donni Clark Dunphy (The Golden Class of '63) ~ from the little house in La Mirada, CA where the beach was so nice to walk on today. It was sunny and the sand was wonderful beneath our feet but sorry to say the smog in the distance hovering over L.A. was almost black! Still having cold nights and mornings with warmer days. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dennis Hammer ('64) To: Missy Keeney ('59) Re: Arctic Circle in Pasco Yes, there was an Arctic Circle in Pasco. It was located across from the Chinese Garden restaurant. I think it closed around 1965 to 1968 and was boarded up for many years. In 1964 the Chinese Garden was a Texaco gas station. Some of the walls of the gas station are still there such as the Northeast corner that is angled off at 45 (Hey! It works!). Re: Zip's It is not on the menu, but they will still add the cherry syrup to the Pepsi, or other carbonated drinks. Occasionally you get a new employee and have to tell them about it, but usually is not a problem. Re: The West's Best Hamburgers I sent in a post early in the burger discussion and didn't include this site that I had book marked some time ago because it said the site was no longer maintained, but some Bombers may still find it of interest. Re: bad burgers In 1975 I ruined a tire and pulled into North Platte, Nebraska to buy a replacement. We ate at a place called something like "World's Best Hamburgers." I ordered the burger that was called "World's Best Hamburger." Had my wife, her sister and her two kids with us, and I remember telling them when we got home I should mail them a Minor burger. Even without next day delivery, it would still be better. In fact a mailed Arctic Circle 19 burger would still be far superior. -Dennis Hammer ('64) ~ Kennewick--the tiny insignificant suburb of the mighty Bomberville **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Rick Maddy ('67) Re: Military Records Separation papers from the military is a DD214 - not sure how far back in time a DD214 goes as far as the government using them. Too lazy to look it up. Any military person (self) or family member (close relationship) can send for an updated DD215. This DD215 is an updated DD214 that will include awards and medals that many service personnel do not even know they were awarded (American medals awarded, not medals/awards given by foreign countries). Some awarded several years after the person separated. This military document goes back into the Nineteenth Century. You can also obtain your military health records (NOTE: Not Veterans Administration records or documents different deal). Read instructions carefully. The last page... make sure you send your information to the correct agency and address. FYI -Rick Maddy ('67) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mike Franco ('70) Re: Burgers I thought I would "weigh in" on the burger front... and those of you who have seen me lately know I have done a few in my day. In the category of Northwest/Seattle area burgers I have to put Dick's at the top. Burgers are always really good, fries from real/fresh potatoes (not those Taggeras chemistry projects!) and hard ice cream shakes. Kind of sad that real ingredients are so unique these days. A bit of sad news on the burger front, some may know of Daly's on Eastlake in Seattle. Good solid grease burgers since 1962. Well, they are closing and a lot of vascular surgeons are sad to see Daly's go! One last note, I also have experienced In-N-Out burgers. They are right up there, great burgers. Family owned and refuse to sell or franchise their product. They are not only in Southern California but in Arizona, including right next to the M's Spring training facility in Peoria. After an afternoon of watching the M's k about 15 times those burgers really taste good! Re: The Babe And finally, take a moment Today, February 6th to remember the greatest of all time on what would have been his 112th birthday: Babe Ruth No "pose", no trainers no publicists, just fans everywhere he went. He loved kids, signed autographs with a smile & his drug of choice was gin. A few Babe tidbits: "I have only one superstition. I touch all the bases when I hit a home run." Babe Ruth's career mark of 714 home runs stood as the all-time record for 39 years, until Hank Aaron hit his 715th on Opening Day of the 1974 season. Babe Ruth is the only player ever to hit three home runs in a World Series game on two separate occasions-Game 4 of the 1926 Series and Game 4 of the 1928 Series. Babe Ruth reached the 500 home run plateau in 5801 at-bats--the second fewest number in history. As a pitcher, Babe Ruth holds the record for the longest complete game victory in World Series history. In 1916, as a member of the Boston Red Sox, Ruth pitched 14 innings to defeat the Brooklyn Robins. He only allowed one run in the first inning, then settled down to shut out the Robins for the next 13 innings for the 2-1 win. The Red Sox would go on to win the Series in 5 games. Babe Ruth led the American League in home runs 12 times (1918-1921, 1923, 1924, 1926-1931.) In 1927, Babe Ruth's 60 home runs accounted for 14% of all home runs in the American League that year. To put that figure in modern perspective, a player would need to hit over 340 home runs in a season to account for 14% of the American League's total home run output. In the late 1920s and early 1930s, Babe and teammate Lou Gehrig were the most feared hitters in baseball. Remarkably, the dynamic duo combined to out-homer every team in the majors except one in 1927. From 1915-17, Ruth won 65 games, the most by any left-handed pitcher in the majors during that time. Ruth's career .690 slugging percentage is the highest total in the history of Major League Baseball. (Mantle and Aaron only had SEASONS that high three times between them!)... (Slugging percentage is calculated by dividing total bases by at-bats.) Ruth altered the salary structure of the game - via a trickle-down effect. His highest salary was $80,000 annually in 1930 and 1931. He suffered a $5,000 pay cut in 1932 despite hitting .373, leading the majors in 1931 with a .700 slugging percentage, tying for the lead in homers with 46 and knocking in 163 runs. After the Red Sox sold him to the Yankees, Ruth single-handedly out homered the entire Boston team in 10 of the next 12 seasons. Bomber cheers to all! -Mike Franco ('70) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Kellie Walsh Patterson ('77) Hi Maren- You wrote: [You can save almost ANY picture that you see online: When you see a picture that you want to save, RIGHT click on the picture and then highlight "SAVE AS..." Then save the picture to your hard drive. Then all you have to do is remember where you put it. You can also click the PRINT icon at the top of your browser and that should print the picture for you. Instructions for MAC users are different? -Maren] On a mac, just click on the photo and drag to your desktop. :) -Kellie Walsh Patterson ('77) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/07/07 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers sent stuff: Larry Osterman ('51), Ralph Myrick ('51), Diane Avedovech ('56) Tom Verellen ('60), Gary Behymer ('64), Annie Peterson ('69) Betti Avant ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jerry Rice ('71) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Larry Osterman ('51) Re: Special Characters I was telling my son about the clever way to get the degree sign. He sent me the following link: -Larry Osterman ('51) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ralph Myrick ('51) Our 50th anniversary will be in three years. Need some ideas from those of you that have reached to bypassed the big 5-0. Any one else that would like to make a suggestion, make it. -Ralph Myrick ('51) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Diane Avedovech ('56) Re: Drum Line -- To: Bill Berlin ('56) I was so impressed with that incredible drum line you mentioned that I sent it on to my son in Seattle. He was a percussionist in high school, the Portland Youth Symphony and the Seattle Youth Symphony specializing in Tympanni. Thank you for sharing that with us. -Diane Avedovech ('56) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tom Verellen ('60) Re: Burgers The absolute worst burger ever was from a greasy little restaurant (I'm not sure it could even be classified as a restaurant) in Kennewick. On one of the numbered Ave's off of Washington street near downtown it was one of the few establishments that was open very late if not all night. I'm not sure how they got the extra grease into the burger which was served on something that may have been a bread product at sometime in the past as it became soft absorbing most of the oozing fluid from the afore mentioned "burger". Along with a nice glop of runny catsup (I pray that is what that was) served on gray china at the counter the dim lighting (two 40 watt bare light bulbs in the whole place) obscured the less appetizing aspects of the dining experience. Needless to say most of the cliental could have cared less. It didn't kill me, it didn't make me stronger, it may have immunized me for future gastronomic indiscretions. Those were the good old nights. -Tom Verellen ('60) ~I thought that I had killed those brain cells a long time ago. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary Behymer ('64) Re: Mrs. Linn - Teacher Dear Linn Families: My sincere condolences on the loss of your Mother. She was a treasure for sure. I enjoyed her for home room teacher at Chief Jo for both 7th & 8th grades. (School years 1958-1059 & 1959-1960) Mrs. Linn was the subject of our '4 man reunion' this past summer. (Photos of our class and Mrs. Linn reunion can be found at...) -Gary Behymer ('64) ~ Colfax, WA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Annie Peterson Shiffer ('69) Re: Swiss Drummers ~~ To: Bill Berlin ('56) Thank you for this site! We saw the Swiss drummers at the Edinburgh Tattoo last summer and thought they were the best of show. -Annie Peterson Shiffer ('69) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Betti Avant ('69) Re: DD-214 To: Rick Maddy ('67) In July of 2005 I was getting ready to work at Madigan Army Medical Center. The contracting agency I was hired by needed a copy of my DD-214. I had no idea where it was so found a company that locates them for people for a fee and sends it to them. I was getting desperate as they hadn't come through on their end but my debit card showed the fee was taken out of my account. My company threatened to put my hiring status on hold unless I could come up with it. I had moved several times since the last time I had seen it. I went through several boxes I hadn't yet unpacked and found it in the last one I had to go through. It was a great relief except it had been in the box way too long and was very difficult to read as the carbon copy wasn't very good. I called my company and told them I was faxing it but it would probably be hard to read. They got it and it was just good enough for them to use to prove I was in the Army. It is now in my desk drawer for safe keeping and I never did get the one I paid the agency for. -Betti Avant ('69) US Army WAC ('74-'77) ~ Lacey, WA ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/08/07 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Burt Pierard ('59), Pappy Swan ('59) Jan Bollinger ('60), Rick Maddy ('67) Brad Wear ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Janice Pierce ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: MaryAnne Greninger ('67WB) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Cathy Lemler ('74) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Burt Pierard ('59) To: Betti Avant ('69) & Rick Maddy ('67) Re: Getting copies of DD-214s About 15 years ago, I had need to get a copy of my DD-214 so I simply popped into the VA Office in Seattle and asked how to get it. They gave me a form to fill out and send to the main Navy Bureau of Personnel (BUPERS) office, which as I recall, was in St. Louis at the time. I sent it off and lo and behold, a pristine copy arrived about a week later. I don't even recall having to pay anything to get it but I may be mistaken here. I only wish the Bomber Boosters were as efficient -- I'm still waiting to get my chunk of the old gym floor which I ordered in March of 2006. Bomber Cheers, -Burt Pierard ('59) ~ Richland **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: George "Pappy" Swan ('59) To: Dona McCleary Belt ('54) and all of those expounding on the positive virtues of good Burgers and the not so tasty tales of bad burgers Re: Another Whopper! Donna, you wrote, "By's Burgers triggered a response in me... and many wonderful memories of my teenage years!!" The triggering of your response has triggered yet another memory of my own (not teenage but about twenty something plus). Remember when Burger King first began its ad campaign about being the "King of Burgers?" It was in the early eighties. I was freshly divorced and working in Wenatchee on a fisheries/diving project. Each morning, I would show up at "Little Pedro's Restaurant" for breakfast because a certain waitress had caught my eye (Bear with me--I'll get back to Kings and Burgers shortly). It seemed to me that she liked me because she smiled at me and I smiled at her... a lot. I know, a lot of guys think all the girls smile at only them, but she really really did! So, I finally got up enough nerve to ask her for her phone number, which she so graciously wrote down and gave to me. It was Friday and I had to return to my office in Pasco, so I said that I would call the next week. I was ecstatic! I left the restaurant that morning, walking about three feet off the ground and drove home at the end of the day ... with my head in the clouds! The fact that I was coming out of a divorce and I had boldly stated, "I shall never marry again... until old age... and only for companionship," was conveniently pushed to the back of my mind! I was in love! The weekend drug by at a snail's pace. The following Monday, after racing back to Wenatchee, I checked into my motel and eagerly called her number and got ............ "DIAL A PRAYER." What? Was this a sign? So, I said to myself, "Self, what do we do now?" Had I misread that smile? Should I even show my face in that restaurant again? Being somewhat adventuresome, and really curious, and, not to mention, the fact that I was facing the possible devastation that I might be rejected, I decided to eat one more breakfast... before drowning myself. The next morning, over breakfast, the waitress explained that smiling guys hit on her all the time and she just wanted to see if I was really serious? Immensely relieved, I further explained that I had stayed on the line with "Dial A Prayer" for at least an hour... praying that it was just a joke. That waitress was Jeanne, and we have been married for 24 years now. So, what does all of this have to do with burgers? Well, her fellow waitress was the girlfriend of a KW3 Radio Station Personality in Wenatchee. So, we got invited to a lot of KW3 Radio Station parties. One disc jockey, who stood about four feet tall, ran a campaign on the air to become the king of Wenatchee (or maybe the nation as opposed to president), patterning himself after a diminutive "Burger King." About that time, we were invited to a masquerade party for Halloween. Jeanne went as an Eastmont High cheerleader (including ponytails and pompoms) wearing her daughter's uniform. Yep, she was tiny enough to fit in it. I, on the other hand, although short, was NOT tiny. Since, I was working in the area to inspect the underwater fish screening on pump sites along the Columbia River, I wore my bright red diving suit with a red, white, and blue cape, cap, and goggles, and went as "Captain USA." I had cleverly hidden a small scuba tank on my back (under my cape) which was connected by an air hose to the suit inflator button, located on my chest. At the party, the "Little King" was seated in his throne. At the appropriate time, I entered and knelt before his grace and launched into an oration of devotion to his Royal Highness and vowed to be the protector of short people who had "Nobody" and had to drive those "little cars that go, "Peep peep peep!" Declaring that, "Henceforth, Captain USA would look out for him and all short people by thinking BIG," I pressed the inflator button on my diving suit. Compressed air began to flow from the tank into the rubber suit encapsulating my entire body. Captain USA gradually, but steadily, increased in size, soon dwarfing all people in the room, who in turn began backing up with silver dollar-sized eyeballs. Shortly, I developed a bit of concern myself (which rapidly grew into a very large one) when I realized that I had let my finger become trapped between the inflator hose and button. I could not stop the flow of inflating air. Captain USA was now larger than life... much larger (looking like a very, very large "Fruit of the loom" apple-guy), and getting larger by the second. People began yelling and vacating the room. The King abdicated his throne and shortly thereafter, the neck seal on Captain USA's suit blew out, leaving him in a wilted heap of rubber on the floor. After assisting Captain USA in turning off and doffing his self- contained underwater breathing/inflating apparatus and pealing me from my rubber Doctor Dentons, the party resumed, and we all partook of "Whoppers" and our favorite beverages. Jeanne says that I have always been fond of whoppers ... whether eaten or told. Well, eventually the efforts of "the man who would be king" faded into another promotional gag and I gave up trying to be a super hero. Besides, it gets hot wearing that rubber suit around (like a fish out of water). And, as far as the best burger ... I've tried a lot of 'em and all I can usually say is, "Where's the beef?" If I'm gonna have a burger, I want a big burger -- "Show me the meat!" For a pictorial peek from very old Polaroid Pics of that event go to: -George "Pappy" Swan ('59) ~ Burbank, WA where its getting a bit warmer and I once again, ponder some more memories, marveling at some of the silly stuff I used to do and conclude, "Pappy, you ain't changed all that much!" **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jan Bollinger Persons ('60) Re: ACES Medallions To: The ACES Organization Could someone please investigate why my order of 11/24/06 for two medallions has not been filled? My check for $20 was cashed on 12/4/06, but the order was never received, nor was note inquiring about quantity orders answered. I would direct this inquiry privately to the ACES member that I sent the check to, but I don't recall her name and the only name on the check is ACES. To: Ralph Myrick ('51) Getting a three-year jump on planning your 50th celebration suggests a big bash and I assume you anticipate having a sound system with microphone available. When we had the party for Gary's (Persons '57) folks' 50th, we included with the invitations a request that guests either come prepared to share a funny, or touching, or interesting, true story about the couple. Those who were too shy to tell their story, or who could not be present, were encouraged to write it out for the MC to read. Once the ball got rolling, there was no shortage of people wanting their turn with the mike. This turned out to be hilarious as well as sentimental and was a highlight of the celebration. -Jan Bollinger Persons ('60) ~ In gray, foggy, soon-to-be rainy Spokane. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Rick Maddy ('67) To: Betti Avant ('69) Hi Betti I know it is a hassle most of the time acquiring government documents. Not only that, but it takes a long time, most of the time, to get anything done. I think the government uses the old grade school system where they whisper in the ear of the person next to them and the seventh person at the end must deal with passed down information as well as possible. Just to make sure we are on the same wire here, this web address I sent to obtain a DD-214, DD-215 update and several other documents one may desire from the military is for the SF-180 form it is a government document not some fly-by contracted company's wish list form. After filling out the info, the person is sending this to the government agency listed with address on the third page; i.e., For myself, I would send this document to #14, the National Personnel Records Center based on the criteria MARINE CORPS Discharged, deceased, or retired 1/1/1905 4/30/1994. And, thank you for your Army service, Betti. -Rick Maddy ('67) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Brad Wear ('71) Re: Max Jensen To: Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) Patti, Larry must have been a Sig Ep at WSU. I found out that Max was, too. In fact he was a legend from some of his activities. I had one of his rooms in the frat at one time. Other noted Sig Eps at Wazzu, Ray Stein ('64), Jim Rasmussen ('71), Mike Walker ('73). -Brad Wear ('71) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/09/07 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 9 Bombers sent stuff: Ray Wells ('54), Tom Hughes ('56) Bill Scott ('64), Carol Converse ('64) Linda Reining ('64), Linda McKnight ('65) Shirley Collings ('66), Betti Avant ('69) Kathie Moore ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gayle Dunn ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mary Jane Brady ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Karen Moore ('75) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Yvonne Ling ('75) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rob Hausenbuiller ('93) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ray Wells ('54) Kay Mitchell Coates ('52) and I graduated two years apart, but met when we belonged to the same Richland Civil Air Patrol Squadron and we do exchange emails about jokes, aviation, health, politics, and the spiritual side of life. I sent her the following information, and she suggested that I send it to the Sandstorm for the rest of the Bombers to read. So here it is: All the heart disease that has been blamed on saturated fats has really been caused by trans fats! Specific trans fats are listed on product labels under food ingredients and have the following names: Margarine, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Partially Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Shortening, Hardened (or solid) Vegetable Oil. Trans Fats are also responsible for diabetes, high bad cholesterol, low good cholesterol, and obesity. After reading the following two books, I am reasonably certain that the heart attack I had four years ago was caused by trans fats! 1. TRANS FATS THE HIDDEN KILLER IN OUR FOOD BY Judith Shaw 2. FATS THAT HEAL, FATS THAT KILL by Udo Urasmus I was one of the lucky ones. A stent fixed me up and my heart survived the attack without any damage. Trans fats are in just about every processed food that you can buy in your grocery store. Just look for them under the ingredients information. Most fast food restaurants use them. Trans Fats are used to cook french fries, hamburgers, chicken and baked cookies. They are in Jif and Skippy Peanut Butter, and Snickers Bars. Why do food processors use trans fats? 1. Originally they were thought to be safer than saturated fats 2. They are cheaper than saturated fats 3. They extend the shelf life of food products 4. They make fried foods more crispy and more tasty. Reasons number 2 and 3 are responsible for the food industry not wanting to get rid of trans fats. Their powerful lobbies have kept our government from outlawing trans fats. Restaurants are arguing that it should be enough for them to reduce, not eliminate, their use of trans fats. The fact is that there is no safe consumption level for trans fats. The government is not going to get rid of them although a few cities, New York, and L.A. to name a few, are proposing to ban trans fats. Many major hotel chains have banned trans fat. You can help to protect your family from heart disease by feeding them food that is free of trans fats. You don't have to give up your favorite foods. Just read the ingredients labels and only buy food that is trans fat free. Vote with your pocketbook! Ask restaurants if they use trans fats (mention all the names given above) and if they say yes, tell them you will not eat their food until they advertise that they are trans fat free. Warning: Don't trust the "0 Grams Trans Fat" label. Where a product contains less than 0.5 grams of trans fat per serving, the FDA requires that the trans fat content be listed in the package's Nutrition Facts box as "0g". When a label shows 0 grams trans fat per serving and lists a "partially hydrogenated" vegetable oil (such as soybean or cottonseed, among others) in the ingredients, the product may contain up to 0.49 grams of trans fat per serving. Ritz Crackers is such a product. Remember, there is no safe consumption level for trans fats The good news is that now you can eat saturated fats, as long as you watch the calories. Enjoy butter, red meats, and lard (refried beans) like you used to. -Ray Wells ('54) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tom Hughes ('56) Re: Hamburgers With all of the talk about hamburgers I have to tell about the world's worst Cheeseburger. Agnes had surgery on her foot today at the Group Health Clinic in Tacoma. One of the nurses said if I was hungry I could go next door to the Tacoma General Hospital and get something in their cafeteria. I decided to get a Cheeseburger meal. First thing was an untoasted bun that was still a bit crunchy from sitting on the counter for at least the most of that day, if not longer. This was followed by a luke warm piece of meat with all of the cheese melted off that covered about 70% of the bun.. (There was a slight orange color to the meat so I assume that was the cheese.) She then threw a handful of wilted lettuce at it and a slice of tomato so thin you could read through it. I asked if I could get some onion rings instead of the limp french fries that were sitting under a heat lamp behind the counter and she said that would be a dollar more for the substitution. I said OK. With the Burger, Onion rings and a small bottle of coke the tab was $7.97. What a deal. -Tom Hughes ('56) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Tom, So, how's Agnes' foot??? -Maren] **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bill Scott ('64) To: Rex Hunt ('53wb) Jocko's may not count as a downtown, but the food is so fantastic it's a city unto itself, and it would be worth the trip even if it was located in East Hogtrough, Arkansas. And it's only two blocks from our house! Chow hall atmosphere, crowded, and noisy, but the food is to die for! -Bill Scott, Boomer Bomber Class of '64 **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Carol Converse Maurer ('64) To: Bill Berlin ('56) When I try the Drum Line - all I get is a blank screen. -Carol Converse Maurer ('64) ~ Eureka, CA where the rain is here once again. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Carol -- that's the right URL... you should see an arrow right in the middle of the screen..... click the arrow. -Maren] **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Linda Reining ('64) to: George(Pappy)Swan('59) I love your tales and the one in yesterday's Sandstorm was so funny---I could "see" your suit inflating and your finger stuck and people scattering!!!! you write with so much description, I can "see" everything that you are writing about. *grin* can't wait for more tales of the elves. been missing them and their adventures. to: Larry Osterman('51) re: Special Characters went to this site, printed it out, and tried all of them---they worked !!!!! wish I had known about this site when I was transferring all my recipes---was typing 1/4 and 1/2 for measurements---so much easier to just type "alt 0188"(and get )and type "alt 0189"(and get ). my numbers lock has always been "locked" on my keyboard, just have to remember to use the numbers on the side and not the ones on the top of the keyboard. *grin* Linda Reining(Boomber Bomber class of 64)........Bakersfield, CA......last week we were having temperatures in the 70's, this week, we are back down into the 50's and 60's and we are supposed to have rain for the weekend, and cooler temperatures all next week! sure wasn't ready for 70+ temperatures in the beginning of February! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Linda McKnight Hoban ('65) Re: Portland/Vancouver Bomber Luncheon!! After a short spell of not having Bomber Luncheons in the Portland/ Vancouver Area, due to my lack of sense (hey new Grandmas need sleep too, you know!), we are back in the news. DATE: Saturday, March 3, 2007 TIME: 11:30 a.m. PLACE: Red Lion on The Quay, Vancouver RSVP: Linda McKnight Hoban or Lola Heidlebaugh Bowen Although Lola stepped down as leader of the pack, I just pleaded with her to come back and we would tag-team this together!! Come and help us decide where and when for our Annual Bomber Picnic, later this summer. Please let us know if you can be with us. We have reservations by the window for the best view in the Vancouver area, and we would love to have you join us. We know that it will soon be Spring in River City, so let's get together and have some fun. All Bombers, family members, and guests are always welcome. -Linda McKnight Hoban ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) Re: Travis Pfister (HHS97-RIP) Re: "Crash in Iraq kills Marine from Tri'Cities" TCHerald 2/8/07 KEPR TV site (has picture) Travis died Wednesday in a helicopter crash 20 miles northeast of Baghdad. We saw a lot of Travis in high school, as he graduated with our daughter. Travis always wore a big smile and gave his all in wrestling and football at Hanford High School. The article says, "In Iraq, he helped transport the sick and wounded, and often volunteered for extra flights. He liked the discipline and camaraderie of the Marine Corps, and he believed in what he was doing, his family said. In an e-mail to his mom last week, Pfister wrote that he'd taken more than 20 people to the hospital for urgent medical care this month alone. Things are going well, though just waiting to come home," he wrote. "I love you guys and will see you all soon." He was due home from his third tour in Iraq next month. God bless you, Travis, and thank you for all you gave! With tears, -Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) ~ Richland **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Betti Avant ('69) Thanks Rick Maddy ('67). I had down loaded that form originally but then lost it and couldn't remember the web site name. That is why I did it the other way, but I have learned to be careful as to what I do online. Like I said: I never got my document but it was paid for. Oh well, what's $19.95? On another note, Pappy ('59), the last few nights have the frogs "croaking" once again. When I went by the "pond" this noon to get my mail I stopped and asked them what the heck was going on? They are advertising the Lacey Pond Frog Races again for 1April2007 at sun-up. They said they'd like to extend invitations to Lowiq and Bogart again but don't have their current addresses. I told them I'd pass the invite on through you. Remind them if they come daylight savings' time starts that morning at 2:00 so they need to take that into account. -Betti Avant ('69) ~ Lacey, WA where today is "dreary as usual" ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Careful, Betti. Daylight Saving Time is extended in 2007. It begins at 2am on MARCH 11th and doesn't end till 2am, November 4th. -Maren] **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Kathie Moore Adair ('69) HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Karen Moore Buchanan ('75) on February 9, 2007!!! Love You!!! From Kevin and Jacob; Janet; Kathie, Steven and Jimmie!!! -Kathie Moore Adair ('69) ~ In Beautiful West Richland ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/10/07 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 8 Bombers sent stuff: Doreen Hallenbeck ('51), Jim McKeown ('53) Bonnie Allen ('59), Larry Mattingly ('60) Mac Quinlan ('62), Helen Cross ('62) Rosalie Lansing ('63), Betti Avant ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jerry Molnaa ('52) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Linda Woods ('61WB) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Doreen Hallenbeck Waldkoetter ('51) Re: Jerry Oakley ('51-RIP) The following note was received today (Friday) from the daughter of classmate Jerry Oakley ('51). Jerry attended Lewis & Clark and Col-Hi with many 1951 classmates. He was a great guy; he's pictured on the class of '51 page with the L&C basketball champs. I'll miss Jerry. Was good to be able to see him at out 50th reunion a few years ago. My name is Misti Oakley, and I am Gerald's daughter. I am so sorry for not getting this information out sooner, this is the first chance I have had to get into Dad's computer. Gerald passed away on Feb 5, around 5:15pm. He went into cardiac arrest and could not be revived. We will be holding a family memorial at Lisa Reynold's (daughter) house in a couple of weeks. For those of you who would like more information, please call or write me. -Misti Oakley My father meant the world to me, and it helps me to know that his passing was swift, and he felt no pain. With gratitude and warmth, The Oakley Family -Doreen Hallenbeck Waldkoetter ('51) ~ Green Valley, AZ **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim McKeown ('53) Re: Jocko's To: Bill Scott ('64) and Rex Hunt ('53wb) Jocko's is a great restaurant... I believe in beautiful downtown Nipomo... which for the unlearned is in the Pismo Beach area. Wonderful steaks, etc. Also, in the less than beautiful town of Guadalupe, I believe another great steak restaurant is the Far Western, or something like that. But my favorite steak place is the Hitching Post, in less- than-scenic Casmelia, outside Santa Maria, where the steaks are fabulous. Still cooked over oak wood, the best seat in the house is the window seat next to the fire... watching them go through the process of cooking them to perfection. It may be in the boonies, but if you don't have a reservation, forget it. My mouth is watering just thinking of the many times I have eaten at all 3 places. -Jim McKeown ('53) ~ rom very wet Sacramento, CA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bonnie Allen ('59) To: George Swan ('59) So you're giving up and want help with the instructions manuals? Let's see, I could help you with the heater about April or May--is that too late? Of course this might help--"take out of the box, plug it in the wall outlet." Aren't most heaters fully assembled? Can you tell? I'm no relation to Tim Allen--that I know of. My grandfather was born in Stockton, CA. My great-grandfather was one of 4 brothers, my grandfather one of at least 3. I've only traced my direct ancestors, so who knows after 100+ years? The name "Allen" is almost as common as "Smith." -Bonnie Allen ('59) ~ Mill Creek, WA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Larry Mattingly ('60) While this is not strictly Bomber info I believe there are those Alumns who may benefit from it. For those of you who may face radiation or chemo treatments, the thought of going bald is disturbing to say the least. There is a remedy. I have a close, long-time friend in Bellevue, WA who is a wig expert. Women facing surgery, chemo, radiation and so on, come into his shop and he takes their natural hair and some pictures and makes a wig for them in 1-2 days. They wear a dime store wig or hat while waiting. Then they can wear the wig made from their own hair in their own style and no one is the wiser. He started in wigs as a child in the Austrian National Circus. Some 45- 50 years ago. His sons are now in it and he is doing less but is still there. The service is a bit pricey but the results are priceless. I have seen his work over the years and it is flawless. People fly in from all over to take advantage of his service. He is listed in the Bellevue, WA phone book as Anton's. His name is Anton Schoenbacher. You can use my name if you or someone you know would like to contact him. You will find him one of the nicest people you will ever meet. I get nothing out of this and Anton does not know I have written it. But maybe some good may come of it. "Happiness is the sky in bloom" -J Larry Mattingly ('60) ~ Off before dawn tomorrow to Phoenix, Yuma, and ultimately Lake Havasu City, AZ for the pyro version of Spring Break and 4 days and nights of fireworks. The last trip before I trade in the faithful Sable wagon. Will be over 300,000 miles and it is still a pretty chipper car, and averages 25 MPG at 70 MPH. Original trans and engine. I changed all the fluids, the serpentine belt, and had it run on an analyzer. No tune-up needed. So I will nurse it along one more time. This is the 6th of the Taurus/Sable wagons I have owned and put over 300,000 on each of them since 1985. Very faithful automobiles. I was sad to hear they quit making them. I see in the paper today Alan Mulally the new FORD C.O.O transplanted from the Boeing Co, was not all that happy that they quit making them. He is looking to revamp the Ford "500" and rename it Taurus/Sable and start another record seller. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Frank "Mac" Quinlan ('62) Re: Radio Station KORD Does anyone remember what KORD used to say at night just before they signed off? I always liked what they said, but I can't remember it any more. -Frank "Mac" Quinlan ('62) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Mac--This night owl remembers. Can't tell you how many times I was still awake at midnight when they went off the air. -Maren] **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) I don't seem to get to a computer very often lately, and I've enjoyed reading maybe a week's worth of issues. I'm glad to see that Miner's in Yakima is still considered by many to be the best, and it still gets my vote from recent and ancient memory. I'm glad that Mrs. Faust will be coming to the Club 40 and our class of '62 reunion. You know the book, "Everything I Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten." Well, I'm sure a lot of what I learned about life in general I learned from all the dedicated and kind teachers I had at Spalding Grade School. I'm sure I was a unpolished little girl, and all of them dealt with me very kindly a lot of times. I remember how Mr. Lamb dealt with me very kindly when I was sent to the principal's office in 1st Grade because I thought I shouldn't have to go out in the cold at lunch recess because my friend had a note from her mom and could stay in, where I didn't have one. He treated me with respect, and the fear of what he might do, made me very glad to go outside when he asked me if I was ready to go outside after what seemed ages to me. Mrs. Faust, Mrs. Remaily, Mr. Karlsen, who wouldn't let us wear lipstick in class after we'd performed for a talent show and made us go to the girl's bathroom and wash it off, and all the names I can't remember or can't spell, I love you all and thank you all for allowing me and many of us to have a child's life and not worry about becoming adults or grown ups too soon. I am finding all sorts of fun pictures to bring to our 45th reunion this coming September. I have photos from 4th grade I believe, and I'll be looking for more. -Helen Cross Kirk ('62) ~ W. Harrison, In. where it got above 20 today and it felt warm in the sunshine. It might make it over 32 by Sunday. We had about 7" of snow on Tuesday, but the highway department got the roads cleared in record time, and I give thanks to God for whoever developed the type of furnace we have because it has done a great job of keeping us warm through all of this. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Rosalie Lansing Haag ('63) Re: The ups and downs Hi my dear friends, It has been a long, busy and difficult week. I just need to talk to a friend, but don't want to sound like I'm complaining. I know by now that life just does not get easier. I had to fly from Oakland to Tri-Cities on the 30th. Momma was - as the doctors say - not going to make it through the night. So everyone mainly me, jumps, calls my best travel agent, Mr. Jimmy Hamilton ('63). Within 2 hours I was at the airport and in Pasco in 4 hours. Daughter Amanda meets me and we head to Lady of Lourdes. The doctors didn't get the DNR, fast enough so they had her masked up and being feed through IVs. So good news Momma is still with us. I spent the first night in her room, Me and my niece, Leeann, got little sleep. But got caught up on life. We transferred Momma to the Hospice. It is nice but she is not happy. She was ready to go, and now she just lays there and waits. I am just broken. I had to fly home because I am having surgery. It is brain surgery. It's called vascular decompression. I have a real nasty condition called Trigeminal neuralgia. I have been fighting with it since '89, I have had two brain surgeries, but they didn't do the job. This condition causes severe pain in the face and teeth. This is a far more intense surgery. Go into the back of my head take out about a 4" chunk of bone, then find the offending nerves, separate them from the blood vessels that are smashing and pulsating on the nerves. THey then put in foam rubber shields to buffer the nerves from the vessels. I am just so looking forward to this. So I guess what I am looking for is a lot of prayers. I would wish that Mom would be able to hold on until I can get to her again. and also that my surgery goes real well. If any of you are familiar with me, this is not my first BIG surgery. and the doctors are just a little concerned with the depth of my health history and my little lungs. However I have survived the unsurviveable and walked when no one ever thought I would. So doesn't that make me a great big winner. Yes sir reee, I am a big ole Bomber winner. Thank you for listening. I feel better. I love all of you BOMBERS!!! -Rosalie Lansing Haag ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Betti Avant ('69) Sorry, I didn't realize daylight saving time had been extended. All of my calendars show it beginning on 1 April and going until 28 October. Why the extension, does anyone know? -Betti Avant ('69) ~ Lacey, WA ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Betti -- Google it: scroll down to "Date change in 2007". -Maren] ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/11/07 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 10 Bombers sent stuff: Anna May Wann ('49), Richard Roberts ('49) Jim Jensen ('50), Dick Wight ('52) Rex Hunt ('53wb), Wally Erickson ('53) Dale Ennor ('59), Tom Hemphill ('62) Ray Kelly ('63), Betti Avant ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Linda Carter ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Drew Coughren ('86) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ann Thompson, aka Anna May Wann ('49) To: Rosalie Lansing Haag ('63) Just to let you know that we Bombers are here for you anytime you want a shoulder to lean on. You are definitely in our prayers and will be waiting for the news of your recovery after surgery. We will be with you in spirit if not there physically to hold your hand. God Bless. To: Bonnie Allen ('59) You are assuming that Pappy knows what an outlet is after all he is an outdoors man and lives by campfire and lantern light, he might not really know about 'lectricity yet. Maybe thats why DVD and VCRs don't work for him - they don't plug into that lantern. And Maren How could you? Mac Quinlan ('62) wants to know if anyone remembers a sign off on a radio station and you said you did but you didn't tell any of us what it was or is this one of those notes that means we should keep reading the Sandstorm every day until you decide to let us know? -Ann Thompson, aka Anna May Wann ('49) ~ from sunny Bothell, WA ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [I just wanted to see if anyone remembers the sign off the way I remember it... we'll give it a few more days before I reveal what I remember... Dale Ennor ('59) has an answer today... and it's not the same as what I remember. Besides, I could be wrong. -Maren] **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Richard Roberts ('49) To: Jim McKeown ('53) The Hitching Post in Casmalia is also a favorite of Rush Limbaugh's. He talks about it once in a while on his radio program. The food at the Far Western in Guadalupe is not as good as Jocko's or The Hitching Post but it's good enough to eat there and soak up some good western atmosphere in a quaint small town along the central coast. -Richard Roberts ('49) ~ from Grover Beach, CA right next door to Pismo Beach **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim Jensen ('50) Re: Whoppers and Trucks To: Pappy Swan ('59) That old, Southern exclamation: "Well, I swan!" Has recently had a different connotation for me... again. If my knee would have allowed it, I would have been rolling on the floor over your "Whopper" take. As it was I just laughed a lot and then chorttled thereafter from time to time. And then the picture of Jeanne was quite nice... well, and yours too. I then thought about your truck-Swan/body analogy and I started all over again. Both of these pieces are typical of the Pappy renditions which we all have come to appreciate. I love to laugh and Pappy your RX is a welcome curative. Bombers rule!! ...and also laugh, -Jim Jensen ('50) ~ from good ol' Katy, TX where we are having an elongated, curious Spring **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dick Wight ('52) Re: Burgers Well, now, I just gotta' "weigh in" to the growing burger debate. "Poor mouthing" Whattaburgers just don't cut it with me, man! I been eating "freebie" Whattaburgers all thru Arizona, Texas, the Gulf Coast states for some several years - my son was a regional food safety guy with the chain for quite some time. (He's now a regional manager with Yum, Inc. (aka KFC, Taco Bell, Long John Silvers, A&W). Anyhow, among the larger (read multi-state) chains, Whattaburger is, in my expert opinion (based on YEARS of scarfing down burgers), among the top 3 in burger purveyors. Carl's Jr. rates up there - some Sonic Drive-Ins do well... Jack-in-the- Box has been competitive at times. But the all-time best burgers I've EVER eaten are the famous giant-size Miner Burger, served up only at one single location on South First Street in Yakima, WA. None better, anywhere, at any price. Began first in the late Forties as a lil drive- thru, now as a large eat-in establishment, Family operation, now 2nd and 3rd generation, last name Miner (as one might guess). Now put THAT on your plate and eat it! You'll be glad you did! One other Burger Bit: "In 'n Out Burgers", which I have seen in the southwest, are really good and have the best French fries, being hand cut from real fresh potatoes before the customer's eyes, before being dropped into the deep fat fryer. But the Miner Burger (and fries) in Yakima, WA are still "king of the patty heap" - though my personal quest goes on... and on... and on... Brrrrp!.... Regards, -Dick Wight ('52) ~ wishing Whattaburger and Miner's were located in northern Arkansas! P.S. You can get a pretty good burger in Ruby Tuesday, of all places **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Rex Hunt ('53wb) Re: Daylight Saving Time To: BettI Avant ('69) BettI, the increase in daylight savings time is to help farmers get their crops ripened earlier. The added hour of daylight will allow plants to ripen quicker so that when the hot summer months arrive, they will not require as much water as the crops will be mature and ready to harvest. Now I just need to reset my automatic sprinklers to allow me to reap some of those savings. NOTE: Of course April 1st is a better day to release this information. To: My fellow bombers that have dined at Jocko's & the Far Western in beautiful downtown Guadlupe All I can say is "amen" Great steaks. Also for a time at the famous restored Union Hotel and former stage coach stop in Los Alamos, circa 1975/1985 -Rex Hunt ('53wb) ~ Now here in Hanford, CA we have a Denny's but No Dairy Queen **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Wally Erickson ('53) Re: Eddie "Ed" Feigner (RIP) I just read in Saturday's morning paper today about Ed Feigner's passing at the age of 81. Many of us remember Ed in the late '40s and early '50s pitching accurate fast balls in softball. He later became famous as "The King and His Court". There was a catcher, first baseman and two other players I believe. He didn't need other players, since he struck out so many at bats. His fastest pitch was 104 MPH; and that's in softball!!!! I didn't know he was a Marine before coming to Richland to play softball that was one of the reasons for his "crew-cut". His right arm was slightly larger than his left arm. He passed away in Huntsville, AL from a respiratory ailment related to dementia. A stroke in 2000 ended his playing career at the age of 75. He played more than 10,000 games (struck out 141,517 batters); 930 no-hitters, and 238 perfect games. He was inducted into the National Senior Softball Hall of Fame in 2000. I can still see him pitching after all these years. He was a very humble person, and a joy to watch! At one of his games in Richland, they showed off the new "Tucker" car. They drove the car out to the pitchers mound and then someone got out from under the hood. Yes, the engine was in the back. Very handsome car; the third light in the center turned in the same direction you turned the steering wheel. This car really had the "Big Three" car makers taking notice! There's a movie about founder of this car... I don't know the year of the movie. God be with you, Ed... and thanks for the memories!! -Wally Erickson ('53) ~ We still have a little snow on the ground with above freezing temperatures in the Coeur D'Alene area. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dale Ennor ('59) To: Frank "Mac" Quinlan ('62) Re: KORD Radio I thought KORD was only licensed for daylight hours and, thus, went off at sundown. Maybe that was only in their early years. I know they went on the air 1 August 1953. My recollection of their "sign of" was playing a portion of a song by Bing Crosby, the words of which included: "When the gold of the day meets the blue of the night, someone waits for me." Now Im waiting for Maren to give us her recollection. -Dale Ennor ('59) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tom Hemphill ('62) To: Rosalie Lansing Haag ('63) Re: The ups and downs Rosalie, You are in our prayers and you are loved by many of us Bombers. Thanks for sharing your "ups and downs" with us so that we can be there for you. -Tom Hemphill ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ray Kelly ('63) To: Rosalie Lansing Haag ('63) I know I join many of my Bomber classmates of '63 and other years in wishing you the best on your upcoming surgery and assuring you that you are in our thoughts and prayers, as is your Mother. Be well, -Ray Kelly ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Betti Avant ('69) Re: Daylight Saving Time Maren, Thanks for the website regarding DST changes. After I wrote that note they were talking about it on the radio morning show. I had found the same website afterwards. It will be interesting to see if their reasoning for doing it work out like it was intended; for energy purposes. -Betti Avant ('69) ~ Lacey, WA where it's foggy again ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/12/07 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 16 Bombers and Don Sorenson sent stuff: Richard Roberts ('49), Ralph Myrick ('51) Dick Wight ('52), Mike Clowes ('54) Jim Abbott ('57wb), Steve Carson ('58) Bonnie Allen ('59), Pappy Swan ('59) Bob Rector ('62), Ann Engel ('63) Dennis Hammer ('64), Gary Behymer ('64) David Rivers ('65), Linda Thomas ('68) Darlene Napora ('69), Greg Alley ('73) Don Sorenson (NAB) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Carol Haynes ('51) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Freddie Schafer ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Pat Caldwell ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Shanon Laybourn ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Duane Worden ('69) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Richard Roberts ('49) To: Wally Erikson ('53) Thanks for the info on Eddie Feigner, "The King and His Court". I'm doing my Life Story and wrote about him and the evening that they revealed the Tucker to prospective buyers in Richland. I was not aware of the record that Eddie accomplished during his career. I will include that in my story. I loved to watch Eddie pitch and very seldom did any player get to even hit that missile heading towards them at over a 100 miles per hour. The night they brought in the Tucker, they drove it forward a little beyond the pitcher's mound to display, but when everything was over, they couldn't back it up. I worked the concession stand at that same field. Maybe someone remembers the name of the guy that ran it. -Richard Roberts ('49) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ralph Myrick ('51) The great softball pitcher, Eddie Feigner has passed away. He was the king of the great softball team, The King and his Court. I remember watching him pitch here in Richland in the late forties. He pitched for a company named, Tertelings (spelling). This was a time for great softball in the Tri-Cities. There were three levels of teams, the A league, B league, and C league. I played left field for C.U.P. and the DeMolay. They were in the B or C leagues. If my memory serves me correct every night there was an A game, a B game, and a C game. We all played on the field below the High Spot and the small grand stand was always full, especially when Feigner pitched. We all liked to watch him throw strikes from second base and from center field fence. I don't know if any of you remember Johnny Fiteur (sp). He worked at the Village Food Store on Snow Ave. and he played for the Village softball team. One thing he always tells people he meets is the time the Village team beat Feigner 1-0. There weren't many teams that could do that. The Army even had a team and a good one. As a matter of fact all the teams in the A league were all great teams. The B and C leagues also had were very good teams. This was a great time for me growing up in Richland. I loved softball and loved watching it. I really miss these days. It really saddens me to know that many of these great softball players are not longer with us. God bless them all. -Ralph Myrick ('51) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dick Wight ('52) Re: Daylight Saving Time I respectfully disagree with some of Rex Hunt's ('53wb) comments on Daylight Saving Time. It neither adds to nor subtracts the hours of daylight available in any 24-hour period and has nothing to do with water conservation. It does, however, extend evening daylight which I suppose can be said to lengthen available workday hours. In recent years, it has been thought to have been an energy-saving tool, because theorists? (or maybe some studies) show that households - particularly working families - use less electrical power because it delays the onset of evening darkness by an hour. Me, I LIKE that. Re: Eddie Feigner (RIP) I THINK he came to Richland late '40s working for A.J. Tertling (sp?) Construction Company and played on their league softball team. Not sure if he was recruited for that purpose, or was just a regular employee before he hit the "big time" as a touring softball performer. Anybody know? I saw him perform SOMEWHERE not too many years ago, in the '90s. He was still GREAT! Threw strikes behind his back, between his legs etc. Usually played with a catcher, 1st baseman and an outfielder, I think. -Dick Wight ('52) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) Re: DST Thanks to Rex Hunt ('53wb) for clearing that up. All these years I have been laboring under the impression that is was to give the war plant workers more daylight to enjoy the fruits of their labors. Re: Burgers Gotta include Jamies in Corvallis and Eugene. Got great shakes and fries to boot. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) ~ from slightly soggy Mount Angel, OR **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim Abbott ('57wb) To: The Class of '57 From a woulda been Class of '57 if hadn't moved to Prosser. Does anyone know whereabouts of my old buddy Gerald Augier ('57)? -Jim Abbott ('57wb) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Steve Carson ('58) I was happy to see that MINER'S in Yakima finally got the recognition it deserves. That is a burger worth the drive to Yakima to experience. In Chicago for 25 years I have been moved over to the Chicago Hot Dog which ranks above burgers for me. -Steve Carson ('58) ~ Chicago, home of the "wait-till-next-year Bears" **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bonnie Allen ('59) To: Rex Hunt ('53wb) Re: Your Entry on Daylight Saving Time As an old farm girl, I believe that the crops get the same amount of daylight whether it comes in the morning or evening. Daylight Saving Time does not give us an extra hour of daylight--it only distributes the extra hour to the evening instead of the morning. My father always worked from the time the sun was up until it set, and it wouldn't have mattered whether it was rising at 4:00am or 5:00am, or setting at 8:30pm or 9:30pm, he was still out there if it was light. He worked by the sun, not a clock. I think Betti is right with her second entry--Daylight Saving Time has been done for energy purposes. I have also heard that we don't have Daylight Saving Time in the winter because we don't want school children waiting for the buses in the dark and Standard Time is a more equal distribution of light between morning and afternoon--sun up at about ~ 8:00am, sundown at ~ 4:00pm. -Bonnie Allen ('59) ~ Mill Creek, WA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: George "Pappy" Swan ('59) Re: 'lectrifyin' times To: Ann Thompson, aka Anna May Wann ('49) on writing the following to Bonnie Allen ('59): "You are assuming that Pappy knows what an outlet is after all he is an outdoors man and lives by campfire and lantern light, he might not really know about 'lectricity yet. Maybe thats why DVD and VCRs don't work for him - they don't plug into that lantern." Ladies, ladies, there are currant bushes out there, you know. Now what's this outlet thingee? In Kansas, we had wood stoves and kerosene lamps until I was knee high to a lightening bug. To: Jim Jensen ('50), one of my favorite communicative compadres Jim, we must be like two peas outta the same pod. My knee problem has once again risen like the South was supposed to do. I think it was from recent aggravation of an old multiple-times injury and resulted from overdoing it while chasing wily game birds with ol' yellar dog, Darby. Of course, some might say it was from traipsing around lookin' fer currant bushes. Now, with a bum knee, "Ah jus' sits a lot. And, when ah sits a lot, ma mind wonders ... a lot. Ah Don' know where these idees come from. They jus' kinda shows up in ma head an' flows out through ma fingertips onto the keyboard." I'm thinkin' that the almighty is providin' these whopper ideas as therapeutic massage to my disabled mind that's still frettin' over missin' the last two weeks of bird huntin' fer this year. I'm also on a bit of a guilt trip as that ol' yellar dog frequently casts sideways and most accusative glances my way, as if to say, "Show me the shell vest and where's the shotgun?" And, believe me, when I write some of these things, I have to do an immediate rewrite after I collapse on the keyboard, cracking up at the mental picture I have just concocted while wondering, "Where did that idea come from?" So, once again, I am most appreciative of comments like yours and the other Bombers who opine in person and in writing, positive or negative. All of that feedback helps me more than I can say. And, yes, there is a "Pappy effort," toward a book or two, going on quietly (if ever so slowly) in the background. I'm hoping that I can eventually market them as serious medical books since "laughter is the best medicine!" And thank you for pointing out that, "the picture of Jeanne was quite nice ... well, and yours too." From that picture (and the ones of me), you can probably understand why I found myself in a near state of panic when "Dial A Prayer" answered my most romantic of intentions, yet I was ever so relieved when she eventually accepted my advances. Now, in my autumn years and as a lifelong outdoors man, I like to think that she was quite elusive. And, the competition was keen, yet, I alone captured her heart (its almost Valentine's Day you know) through "Fair Chase" rules. And, "catch and release" be damned as she was a keeper! Jim, don't tell anyone, but she later admitted that she ran just fast (or slow) enough so this ol' fat boy could catch her. For a couple starting over in life, its been very good, and we are now, nearly a year short of 25 together. Yes, old Bombers, everywhere, can still rule with laughter! To: Rex Hunt ('53wb) Rex, I like it. So, if I have it right ... if I plant early, I can count on creamed peas and new taters much earlier this year. Why didn't I think of that? And, all this time, I coulda been manipulatin' my clock so that I could create extra hours of daylight during legal shootin' and fishin' hours and ... But, of course for those who are not yet retired and still working ... Bummer! Now, wait a minute, doesn't Mother Nature have her own clock? To: Betti Avant ('69) and Maren I went to that website regarding DST changes: Very interesting! But then, the more I read, the more I agonized over being lost in yet another "instruction book." So, Maren, thanks for just tellin' me when to set my clock. -George Pappy Swan ('59) ~ Burbank, WA where I'm thinkin' somebody around here musta set their clock early cause its already rainin' like April showers and I don't even have ma taters an' peas planted yet. Hey, does anyone know where you can get a good ... HOTDOG? **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Rector ('62) To: Mac Quinlan ('62) Re: Question about the last words of the evening on KORD radio I told him I couldn't remember either but that I do remember most stations ended with: "Oh say can you see, by the dawn's early light..." and that's how movies used to begin... long long ago. -Bob Rector ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ann Engel Schafer (Gold Metal Class of '63) Re: Another Year Has Come And Gone Happy Birthday to the most loving, caring, crazy guy I know. Have a great day, Fred. -Ann Engel Schafer (Gold Metal Class of '63) ~ in sunny, rainy, Vancouver, WA *************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dennis Hammer ('64) To: Wally Erickson ('53) Re: Tucker Automobile That movie was called "Tucker: The Man and His Dream" released in 1988. It stared Jeff Bridges as Preston Tucker and was directed by Francis Ford Coppola with George Lucas as the executive producer. Lucas and Coppola each own two of the 50 Tuckers built. If you count the "Tin Goose" prototype there were 51 cars. The DVD also includes some interesting extras. I have a booklet of about 50 pages that lists all the Tuckers and where they were when it was published in the '70s. I think the whereabouts of only two are unknown. I saw one TV program where they said that center headlight that turned with the steering was not legal in all states, so they made a cover with the Tucker emblem on it to snap over that headlight when going through those states. Tuckers occasionally come up for sale, but better have at least $500,000 to $750,000 to spend. There is a Tucker Club with a website: If you click on the History link, you can click on another link that has an article on the fact and fiction of the movie. Also, at the bottom of the page is another link listing some of the other things that stylist Alex Tremulis did, including, I had not known this, some early conceptual work on the Space Shuttle. Re: DVD repair Any Bombers know how to fix a DVD player when the disk will not load. It just goes in, spins, but will not start. I tried cleaning it both with a cleaning disk and opening it up to clean the lens with a Q-tip and alcohol. If I can't fix it myself, it is cheaper to get a new one than take it in to be repaired. -Dennis Hammer ('64) ~ Kennewick **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary Behymer ('64) Not sure if it is it my bad memory or something that was made up but... KORD '...winding down when the sun goes down... with a little whip antenna down by the river.' -Gary Behymer ('64) ~ Colfax, WA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David Rivers ('65) Re: Happy Birthday There are Bombers and there are Bombers... two High Spirited Bombers are having birthdays on February 12... almost made it as Valentine babies... If there is a Bomber function you know these two will be right in the middle... When I think of the upper classman I think of the HUGE "63" on the handball court... maybe it's because he has saved and preserved his t-shirt memorializing the scene we remember from so many years ago... and just maybe because he epitomizes The Gold Medal Class... the '65er is one a them fine Bomber babes that is always there when we call... if we're gonna be in town she's gonna be right in the middle... The other day Jimmy Heidlebaugh ('65) and I were commenting on how good it is to always know when we come to town we will see her smiling face... and it's so very true... So to two wonderfully true friends and Bombers we all yell: HAPPY BIRTHDAY FREDDIE SCHAFER ('63) & SHANON LAYBOURN ('65)!!!!!!!!!!!! -David Rivers ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Linda Thomas Richardson ('68) Re: Whattaburger location To: Dick Wight ('52) While I only know of one famous Miner's burger (in Yakima)--there is a Whataburger in Northwest Arkansas--in Russellville, near the campus of Arkansas Tech University. -Linda Thomas Richardson ('68) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Darlene Napora Shuley ('69) My sister, Shari Napora Bennett (67) sent me this photo while she was having a burger at Miners a few days ago. SHARI HADN'T EATEN THERE IN OVER 40 YEARS SO SHE MADE HER HUSBAND STOP ON THEIR WAY TO SEATTLE AFTER READING ALL THE COMMENTS IN THE SANDSTORM. Wow! Even from the descriptions in the Sandstorm, I didn't envision a burger that was so huge! Unfortunately, I had oral surgery this past week (gum grafts) and with all the stitches can only have yogurt and milk shakes. UGH! When I am allowed to bite down again on February 20th, I am anticipating going to P. Terrys (tiny drive-up with the best burgers in Austin, TX). However, I will need to eat 3 or 4 burgers in order to come close to the size of the Miner's burger! Meantime, while looking at this photo and reading about the best burgers ever, I will try to keep from drooling on my keyboard and electrocuting myself. -Darlene Napora Shuley ('69) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Greg Alley ('73) Re: Radio Sign Off My favorite radio sign off for many years was for KALE. It was a song or poem from the Moody Blues. I think it was called Late Night Lament. At midnight it started, "breathe deep the gathering gloom, watch lights fade from every room." I never had it on record until I bought the best of the Moody Blues years later. -Greg Alley ('73) ~ It's grey and 50 in Richland. The Bomber boys hoop team is done for the year. That's way too early for Bomber tradition. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Don Sorenson (N A B) Re: Aerial Pictures For all Bombers, While looking through my files in preparation for Hanford's Health and Safety EXPO in May I seemed to remember someone asking about aerial pictures of Richland. I suspect it was deputy editor Richard. Also, "Pappy" Swan ('59) Re: Diving Bombers John W. says hello and I'd like to hear more about your Hanford "diving" experiences. I knew you guys existed but have only seen one photo but and that is all I have on the subject. -Don Sorenson (N A B) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/13/07 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 16 Bombers and Don Sorenson sent stuff: Dick McCoy ('45), Ken Ely ('49) Jim Jensen ('50), Ralph Myrick ('51) Jim McKeown ('53), Rex Hunt ('53wb) Bill Berlin ('56), Burt Pierard ('59) Nancy Stull ('59), Rich Greenhalgh ('59WB) Tom Verellen ('60), Earl Bennett ('63) Judy Campbell ('64), Linda Reining ('64) Betti Avant ('69), Brad Upton ('74) Don Sorenson (N A B) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jeff Curtis ('69) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Wayne Wallace & Elva McGhan ('50) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dick McCoy (the Tin Can Class of 1945) To: Dick Roberts ('49) Grover Beach huh? When son Joe lived in Clear Lake and later Burbank, we went to Southern California every year. We always stopped in Pismo. We were there the night that Mark Brunell signed his letter of intent to the UW. He went to hi school near Pismo. He has played in the NFL some 15 years now. Thanks to the many for the remarks on Eddie Feigner, reminding me of many great years watching and playing softball. I can't spell Tertleing either, but I recall Eddie pitching many great games with them against the Wes Lechty of the Legion. (I guess I can't spell his name any longer. Couldn't hit him either.) Frank Rosetti, just a kid at the time, hit a homer off Eddie, and it bacame the highlight of his life, at least up till then. I wonder where Frank is today. [Check out the picture that Brad Upton ('74) submitted today. The correct spelling is right on their uniforms. -Maren] Re: Daylight Saving Time Dang! The new start will leave my electronics an hour slow. I just will leave them alone till April. I have always loved DST, tho, since it bacame mandatary during WWII. Whatever has happened to Men's Bomber basketball and Football. It seems to be Boy's these days. -Dick McCoy, from the Tin Can Class of 1945 **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ken Ely ('49) Re: Daylight Saving Time To: Dick Wight ('52), Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) & Bonnie Allen ('59) Rex Hunt ('53wb) had "tongue firmly planted in cheek" with his Daylight Saving Time story. It was terrific. Re: Eddie Feigner One night Howard Walker ('49) and I were hitchhiking home from a basketball game in Prosser and Eddie picked us up on the highway near Benton City. After we got into his car, he asked if we knew who he was. We said, "No", so he proceeded to tell us he was the softball pitcher everyone was raving about and then told us stories all the way home. At that time he was staying with someone on Comstock which was very near where Howard and I lived so we were carried within a block of home. Early in 1951, when I was in the AF stationed at Biloxi, MS, he played a game there with his "Court" but went by the name of Ray Feigner. When I told him I was from Richland and asked about his name, he said it was to preserve his amateur status. I don't believe that was ever an issue after that. -Ken Ely ('49) ~ Orangevale, CA where it has stopped raining, finally. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim Jensen ('50) Re: The King and His Court To: Wally Erickson ('53) Enjoyed your 2/11/07 posting regarding Ed Feigner. I saw an article in USA Today with some of the information you cited concerning Feigner's accomplishments. He was indeed one of a kind. His first appearance on the Richland softball scene was an exhibition game involving "Sky Room" of Seattle and Richland's American Legion team. Ed Feigner pitched for Sky Room and dazzled not only the crowd that packed the northside softball park, but those standing along the fence and the Legion players as well. It was a daytime game. As part of the performance Feigner pitched against a batter from second base and notched a "K." He also pitched from shallow center field and had another strike out. He gave up only one hit or perhaps two. The first hit, a double, came off the bat of the Legion catcher, "Mac" - a slightly heavy set guy with a quick bat and a good throwing arm. Can't remember his full name. I think Feigner was surprised, but Mac wasn't. He was a determined "gamer." The next season Feigner pitched in Richland's "Classic" Softball League for a team called "J. A. Tertling."(sp) The sponsor was a construction company. Guess who won the pennant that year and the next? During a Richland softball era when the "better" hitters batted from .210 to .240, Feigner was the second best hitter on his team at about .345. The best hitter was a guy named Chenowith (first baseman/catcher) who later joined Feigner as a member of the King and His Court. My buddy, Bill Hinson ('50-RIP), and I played in the lower-class "Metro League" for a team managed by Mr. Sargent, father of Mary Sargent ('50RIP) and Dorothy Sargent ('52). The ONLY time we failed to watch Ed Feigner pitch is when we had a game on the other diamond. Thanks for bringing back the memories, Wally!!! -Jim Jensen ('50) ~ Katy, TX where are weather gear is stuck between winter and spring...just idling along. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ralph Myrick ('51) Re: The King and His Court Maren, they can also go to Google and type in The King and his Court and man oh man, there are a lot of places to go. -Ralph Myrick ('51) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim McKeown ('53) Re: The King and His Court To: Wally Erickson ('53)... Eddie Feigner was a legend and did play for JA Terteling (sp) in the late '40s. I played against him with a group of players in the late '50s... he struck me out from 2nd base. I did get a foul-tip off him... hooray!! Later, while living in Spokane, I umpired behind the plate when he and his gang came to town to play a bunch of All-Stars. They had Eddie pitching, a catcher, a first baseman, and a short stop... the two infielders would run to get a ball hit out of the infield, which was seldom. If the catcher didn't like the way the umpire was calling the balls and strikes, he would step back on to your toes. You learned to give him the corners, or near the corners, in a hurry. To: Dennis Hammer ('64) If you would like to see a Tucker, visit the Niebaum-Coppola winery in Napa Valley. They have one on the second floor, along with movie stuff... including Coppola's Oscars. The winery is very beautiful... he restored a turn of the century building, and it is well worth a stop if you are in the area. -Jim McKeown ('53) ~ from very sunny and temps in the 60s Sacramento **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Rex Hunt ('53wb) When attending the U of Utah I worked for a time as a DJ for Radio KUER and much to the consternation of the station manager I closed my time with "THIS IS RADIO KUER----- WE ARE NOT QUEER BUT WE ARE ODD! -Rex Hunt ('53wb) ~ where even in Hanford, CA most folks know when their leg is being pulled. so don't change your sprinklers yet. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bill Berlin ('56) Re: Eddie Feigner I remember him very well, as well as the great fast pitch softball played in Richland. Eddie worked and played for one of the big construction companies that was working on the Hanford Project in the late '40s and early '50s. They played at the field just below the combination gas station, bus terminal, store on GWWay just as you came into town. The ball park was just below that and at the south end of the city park. Not a lot of seats, always full and six deep out around the fence. Great teams came into town too... Peoria Cats (IL), Phillips 66ers (OK), Morris-Knutson (ID), Blau-Knox (?), Cammerano Brothers (WA) and a team with a bunch of guys with beards (House of David?), but good players. Some team from Calgary, Alberta came down one summer and really gave Richland hell in a three-game series. I used to walk up to the park and watched hours and hours of softball and when I found out I could ride my horse up there and have an elevated seat, that was the vehicle of choice for a guy 10 or 11 years old. The guy who caught Feigner locally was "Mac" McDonough who rode a huge Harley hog around town. Good friend of my Dad but my Mother thought he was Richland's answer to the Hell's Angels. She told me I could not be around Mac but he always gave me a ride on the Harley and was friendly with me all the time. I guess smoking and drinking beer was as bad then as it is now but at 10 or 11 years old, I was another 10 or 11 years until I was "legal." Feigner and the Kings Court came to L & C gym for a demonstration when I was a Cub Scout. He would stand at one end of the gym, rip the ball the length of the gym and stage and you could just barely see the ball. The "pop" of the ball in the Catcher's mitt was deafening. Then he would pitch through all kinds of targets. It was a really impressive show. Ah, to be a Cub again!!! -Bill Berlin ('56) ~ in Anacortes, WA where we have sun and temps in the mid-'50s. I got to make it over to one of the Richland Bomber lunches one of these days, just have to get out of this dang wheelchair. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Burt Pierard ('59) Re: KORD Sign off I'm with my ol' Oly drinking buddy and fellow classmate, Dale Ennor ('59) on this one. I, too, recall the original sundown sign off & the "Binger" Tune (rather appropriate for the sign off time). I believe that they got their licensed modified for evening airing at a later time, like in the late '50s. Bomber Cheers, -Burt Pierard ('59) ~ Richland ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Yeah, I guess you're just too old, my friend. Check out the entry from Judy Campbell ('64) today. Judy nailed it! -Maren] **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Nancy Stull Jewell/Knutson ('59) To: George Swan (I just cant call you Pappy makes you sound far too old and lord knows we are the same age!) Paul Knutson ('59) and I have found a good hot dog at Daddy-o's in Bentontucky er Benton City. I think he was planning to open a pizza place near there but I don't know if that has happened. Last year he had one of those Easy-Up type tents set up along the main drag going into town on the left side of the street. He had great hot dogs. There was also a (portable) hot dog place across from the post office downtown Richland in that park during the summer Nathan's. He got the entire set-up from Nathan's Famous in NY. At least that's what he said. Nathan's is okay if you don't feel like driving to Bentontucky just for a hot dog. -Nancy Stull Jewell/Knutson ('59) ~ In Richland where I can hardly wait for warmer and sunnier weather so I can ride my bicycle outside instead of the stationary one inside. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Rich Greenhalgh ('59WB) To: Ralph Myrick ('51) Hi, I remember Johnny Fatur. Our families were friends while I was growing up. My dad played softball with Johnny during the mid '50s on a team called the worn-out wolves. They were a group of guys probably in their mid 30s and up, but they could really play softball. We used to go watch them play every week during the season. They had a really good pitcher named Harry Woods too. One time when I was probably about 15 years old, the team didn't have enough players, so I was asked to fill in. I thought I was a pretty good outfielder, but my experience was limited to playing baseball with kids. Anyway at some point during the game a line drive was hit out toward me, and judging from my past experience (with the kids of course) I started running in to catch the ball. I hadn't counted on the strength of grown men, and as I ran in the ball kept on sailing, and went right over my head. It seems like I chased that ball forever. But those were really good times. -Rich Greenhalgh ('59WB) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tom Verellen ('60) and classless Re: Daylight Saving Time I vote for taking some of this "daylight" we are saving up and add it on to the shorter days in December and January. The farmers can use grow lights to add on extra sunlight at their desecration. Another solution would be to move the equator toward the north in the western hemisphere (this will of course move it toward the south in the eastern hemisphere). So to be absolutely fair I propose that even years for the west and odd years for the east. Except leap years which the equator will remain unmoved on Feb 28. I expect a Nobel prize for this I'll be waiting expectantly by the phone with a Swedish interpreter standing by. Thank you for your support. -Tom Verellen ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Earl C. Bennett, III (Gold Medal Class of '63) To: Rex In re: Dick, Bonnie Out re: Bob, Pappy Too subtle, Dude; but after the second phrase I was almost rolling on the floor, being a life-long sci-fi fan. To: Pappy In re: Hot dog Wander up a few entries above yours today - no stairs involved, your knee should be able to take it. Based on relative locations, your knee probably could use a bit more healing time (or some snake oil youth elixir) before setting out to partake of said Chicago hog dog (unless you've progressed enough in dealing with modern contraptions to drive rather than bike). On your way, drop in on Helen Cross Kirk ('62) to scout her pond for Bogart and Lowiq's next ice skating training site. While I doubt they'd ever stoop so low as to try out for the Olympics, I'm sure they'd subcontract their hilarious disruptive services to Tanya's thugs. Perhaps they could take up the Zamboni while their aircraft permits are in limbo. To: Anyone who knows Re: Miner's I've never been there, but will be driving by Yakima sometime in the next month - how do I find it? [{HINT: Google: Miner's Yakima. -Maren] Regards, ecb3 - from ordinary February weather in Central Virginia - the system arriving tonight has been characterized by weathermen as "real snow," which I guess they are contrasting with the two previous dustings (last week and Jan 21), neither over 1.5" -Earl C. Bennett, III (Gold Medal Class of '63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Judy Campbell ('64) Re: Radio sign off Perhaps this is the one you remember Maren... we are a similar age :-). Don't remember which station and don't remember all the words, but it was something about "where the Columbia, Snake, and the Yakima for the highway to the sea..." -Judy Campbell ('64) [THERE YA GO, Judy... that's EXACTLY where I've been going!!! I only think it was KORD because that was "my" radio station back then... THANK YOU!!! You've validated my memory. -Maren] **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Linda Reining ('64) to: Rosalie Lansing Haag(63) so sorry to hear about your health problems. take care. Bomber prayers are being sent your way. on a happier note-----went to Las Vegas last Friday with the bowling league, had a GREAT time! oldest daughter, her two kids, and my youngest daughter, who bowls on the league, all went. we bowled on Saturday afternoon and when we were done bowling, we met up with Bob(NAB)and Lenora(Hughes, class of 53??--sorry Lenora, can't remember your year) Bejarano and visited for about an hour. had a great visit! was good to see them, again. haven't seen them in over 2 years. they said they are planning on making the LA Bomber Luncheon that is being planned for April 28th, at the Ronald Reagan Library, so Donni(Clark)Dunphy(class of 63), you can add another Bomber family to the gathering. *grin* while I was busy gambling, my daughters and two grandkids went down to "the strip", visited the NASCAR Cafe, which my 12-year-old grandson LOVED; they also went to "Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville"-----my 13-year old granddaughter was VERY impressed with that--she loved seeing pictures of Alan Jackson, she knows he sang a song with Jimmy Buffett, but didn't know what Jimmy Buffett looked like, til she was shown his picture. *grin* the highlight of the trip for her was going to "Toby Keith's Bar and Grill"---she stood next to a life-size cardboard cut-out of Toby--and had her picture taken!!!!! she was in "hog-heaven". *grin* Linda Reining(Boomber Bomber class of 64)'s been raining in Bakersfield, CA and we might have more before the week is over. am LOVIN' this weather. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Betti Avant ('69) Re: Eddie Feigner I didn't realize until reading of Eddie Feigner's death in The Olympian that he was from Walla Walla. I'm sure at some point I saw him pitch an exhibition before a Tri-Cities game as a kid. -Betti Avant ('69) ~ Lacey, WA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Brad Upton ('74) Re: Eddie Feigner I had to get into my junk closet and dig into a box of my dad's possessions, but I knew this photo existed in his things. Check out the picture for what dad wrote on the back of the photo: Dad frequently talked of his days of playing with Feigner. This is just before Feigner left Richland to barnstorm with the King & His Court for the next 50 years. Dad got to bat off of him a lot when he'd throw batting practice. He said it was a real treat. Dad told me that when Eddie really wanted to blow one past you there was nothing you could do about it. 104 mph from 45 feet (?) must have been impossible. -Brad Upton ('74) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Don Sorenson (N A B) For Deputy Editor Richard Anderson ('60) and "Pappy" Swan ('59) Found some more. The new & old bus lots and two diving photos. -Don Sorenson (N A B) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/14/07 ~ VALENTINE'S DAY ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 9 Bombers sent stuff: Ralph Myrick ('51), Dick Pierard ('52), Rex Hunt ('53wb) George Barnett ('63), Rosalie Lansing ('63), Gary Behymer ('64) Fran Teeple ('68), Darlene Napora ('69), Ron Belcher ('75wb) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dore Tyler ('53) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bill Roe ('59) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Vicki Mosley ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Val Ghirado ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Diane Carpenter ('72) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Clarence Fulcher ('51) & Gloria Adams ('54) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ralph Myrick ('51) To: Brad Upton ('74) Thanks for the picture that your dad had. I will be bowling with the old folks today and I will take this picture with me. It might jar some memories. I have been trying to recall some memories of things that happened. I don't know why, maybe because I was one of the haters, but when the Army from North Richland played all the gals would show up. The uniforms won out. They got the girls. My corduroys and tee shirt did do anything. Ha. Even if I did hook up, I wouldn't know what to do. Think I would have probably ran and hid. I know my sister, Norma ('54), dated one of the army guys named, Lindsey, I think. He was short like Norma. I believe she had some girl friends that also hooked up with the military. Yes, sir, I really miss those times, even if I couldn't hook up with one of the girlies. -Ralph Myrick ('51) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dick Pierard ('52) Re: Tucker I actually remember the night they brought the Tucker out and our (Burt '59) dad talked about establishing a Tucker dealership. Just think, we could have been rich! It was an impressive car and as one of you noted, there are still some around. I saw one in a museum in Indiana some years ago. Re: Eddie Feigner In the February 12 Boston Globe is a long obituary on Eddie Feigner which calls him the greatest softball pitcher who ever lived. It does mention that he was born in Walla Walla in 1925 but neglected to say that he had worked at the Hanford project for a little while. It is quite a story. I can see why all of us in that generation remember watching him, as he was already respected even though he was only getting started. His traveling team, The King and His Court, became the Harlem Globetrotters of softball. According to the story, his underhand pitch was once clocked at 104 mph, faster that any documented pitch (103) by a major leaguer. In a 1967 exhibition at Dodger Stadium in L.A. he struck out six big time major league ball players, including Willie Mays, Roberto Clemente, Brooks Robinson, and Harmon Killibrew. At the 2000 Olympics in Sydney he threw out the first pitch before the women's softball competition and a day later suffered a stroke. He never pitched again. He died of Alzheimer's at a nursing facility in Huntsville, AL on February 9. -Dick Pierard ('52) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Rex Hunt ('53wb) Re: fast softball To: Rich Greenhalgh ('59WB) Summer of '54 I played ball with the Carnation Milk company team. We were among a number of teams to have players in an all star game against The King and His Court. One fellow chosen to play could not make it so I was allowed to participate. On the first pitch I don't think I saw the ball but the noise it made slamming into the catcher's mitt was enough to tell me... DO NOT GET HIT with one of those pitches. So his next pitch I had the jelly leg and bailed. To add insult to injury his next pitch was a change up and I had already bailed before I saw the ball. As it floated over the plate like a father tossing to his retarded child. was too embarrassed to continue. We have to get together for lunch one of these days =Rex Hunt ('53wb) P.S. Don't let your roses get too much sun during day light saving time. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: George Barnett ('63) Re: Radio Sign offs All right, I've watched along the sideline long enough, and since I have used the lines many times when people asked me where I'm from: "The Tri-Cities Washington, Richland, Kennewick, and Pasco, Apple capitol of the world where the Yakima, Columbia, and Snake Rivers form their highway to the sea". Maybe I've altered it a wee bit, OOOHHH Wellllll. Bye Geo. -George Barnett ('63) ~ In the foothills of the Catalina Mountains in Tucson, AZ where we went over 1 million population last October and they are all out there trying to drive in streets made for a few thousand. A little cool today, but it's a dry cool. Shouldn't get over 65 (DEGREES) TODAY **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Rosalie Lansing Haag ('63) Re: Thanks and More Thanks I am so overwhelmed with love and thanks once again. I would guess I received at least 30 get wells, and we love ya ole girl greetings. What a charge to be a Bomber. The meds are taking control of my fingers and everything else, so hope all the t's and i's are correct. My Amanda is here to watch over her mother, which could be way more than she expected but the hugs and kisses are just awesome. When the doctor has me on the table and asks me to count back from 100, I will sing Go, Bombers, Go!! They'll surely think I belong in the loony bin. I love you all. -Rosalie Lansing Haag ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary Behymer ('64) Re: 'Blind George' Re: Divers While no doubt politically incorrect... there was a local area 'diver' that would repair broken anchor cables that were hooked up to the 'boat docks' along the river. Since visibility was very limited in the Columbia River, 'Blind George' would do the underwater work. He was a very good diver. (Our anchor was a 55 gallon drum filled with concrete with rebar driven thru it to give it a porcupine look.) -Gary Behymer ('64) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Gary--I confirmed that "Blind George" is, indeed, George Caruthers who used to tune pianos for Korten's way back when. George said he didn't actually REPAIR the broken cables... they REPLACED them. -Maren] **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Fran Teeple Wolf ('68) Gary's pictures Re: Hanford News site To: Gary Behymer ('64) Thanks Gary, for the great pictures. I've saved them all for friends and kids as part of the story of my history. Often, when I try to describe the early history of Richland, I get kind of a blank look in return. They see what Richland looks like now, rather than the tumble weeds and sand and old buildings I remember as a kid. Or better yet, these pictures are closer to what my parents remember when they moved here in, what, 1948? -Fran Teeple Wolf ('68) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Darlene Napora Shuley ('69) Re: Another Miner's Photo Maren - I was just looking at all the photos that Shari sent and noticed this one that says that Miner's has been in operation since 1948! The >> Miner's burgers must be good to have stayed in business for 59 years!!! -Darlene Napora Shuley ('69) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ron Belcher ('75wb) Re: Falcon Veteran - Marine from Richland killed in Iraq -Ron Belcher ('75wb) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ This info. was in an entry from Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) in the 2/9/07 Sandstorm: Re: Travis Pfister (HHS97-RIP) Re: "Crash in Iraq kills Marine from Tri'Cities" TCHerald 2/8/07 KEPR TV site (has picture) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/15/07 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Dick McCoy ('45), Phil Belcher ('51) Clarence Fulcher ('51), Gloria Adams ('54) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dick McCoy (the Tin Can Class of 1945) Re: Terteling To: Brad Upton ('74) Thanks for the pics and the memories. Those Terteling guys, they were very good even beyond Eddie... the best player other than Eddie was Billy 2B Schildknecht in my opinion. -Dick McCoy from the Tin Can Class of 1945 **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Phil Belcher ('51) Re: Old radio stations Old radio stations have been mentioned lately and I have a question for the old timers. There used to be a station out towards Finley if memory serves me right. I was the engineer in the radio broadcasting class during my junior and senior years. (Gordon Pappas was the instructor.) He would send several of us each week with the 30 minute tape to the station and we could watch the DJ for a few minutes. Gloria Middlebrough ('52), Pattie DeMills ('51) were two that I can remember. (Wonder why I don't remember any guys going?) Harley Stell would give me the keys to his '48 Merc (or Ford). I have often wondered why he would let a young kid drive it. However, that was the hi spot of the week... getting out of school for a couple of hours each week. I can't remember the name of the station to save my life. I remember a female DJ called "The Lonesome Lady" that was on late in the evening, don't think she was local. She had a beautiful voice, might even say sexy since she would speak in a low drawl! -Phil Belcher ('51) ~ Pasco, WA where it is slowly warming up, even had sun all day yesterday **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Clarence Fulcher ('51) and Gloria Adams Fulcher ('54) Thanks to all of those who remembered us for our 54th anniversary. It's much appreciated. We are truly blessed and know it. The best present we could have received was the news from our cancer doctor. We went in this morning for the results of the latest full body scan and he told us Clarence's cancer is in full remission. Unbelievable!!! He was a stage 4 with his lymphoma, with the disease throughout his body. There's a strong possibility of it returning, due to the type of cancer it is but he will continue with infusions of retuxin twice every 3 months and that will delay the return. The most recent tests have shown this treatment can add years of life for the patient. 7 out of 10 doctors now prescribe this ongoing treatment for the type of cancer we have. Our family and friends have been so wonderful and supportive, it's been like something you read about but don't understand until you're the one who receives it. If you know anyone in our circumstances, please let them know there certainly is hope. -Clarence Fulcher ('51) and Gloria Adams Fulcher ('54) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/16/07 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber funeral notice today: Jim Jensen ('50), Ralph Myrick ('51) Wally Erickson ('53), Patti Jones ('60) Barbara Sharp ('61 & '62), Jim Schildknecht ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Shirley Davis ('56) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Esther Dawson ('73WB) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim Jensen ('50) Re: Radio Stations There have been a few postings lately concerning radio stations. Back in the '40s I remember KPKW - originating from either Pasco or Kennewick. The DJ I recall sounded somewhat older and reserved. He had a resonant, appealing voice. The primary "announcer" on Walla Walla's KUJ had a nasal voice and pronounced "WallaWallaWashington" like a single word. The big, popular music stations in those days were KGO from San Francisco (the "Burgy Music Box" was a biggie) and a station out of Seattle (KIRO?) that carried what today would be termed easy listening. Also, who can forget that 50,000 watt, "clear channel station from Del Rio, Texas?" The transmitter was located across the border in Mexico and that allowed the station to avoid all kinds of US federal regulations. The station's primary advertiser was "Hadachol" or "Hadacol" which would cure virtually every malady known to human kind. The station would air testimonials which would in effect go as follows: "I've felt run down and tired for years, but when I started taking Hadacol (sp) I felt better immediately. I take a bottle a day to keep feeling good." ... or something similar to that. Sometime later, just before the product was bounced off the airways, an analysis was conducted and Hadacol was something like 25% - 40% alcohol. A guy named "Jazzbo Collins" was the DJ who started a trend that led to the DJs of today. I believe a few of them contributed to my hearing loss... those same few speak a language which defies interpretation. I kinda' go for the throaty, hushed-toned lady DJs *grin*. Bomber Cheers, -Jim Jensen ('50) ~ Katy, the shiver center of Southeast Texas. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ralph Myrick ('51) Re: Another Memory? I was trying to recall some memories from our softball games in the '40s... I played left field for C.U.P. church. I really enjoyed playing for this team. Mr. Campbell, Bob's dad, was coach and a great one he was. He knew baseball and taught us a lot. I really respected him. I believe Bob was pitching then along with Kenny Davis. One particular game that comes to mind was when were matched up with "S" Department during the tournament that was held at the end of the season. Kenny was pitching. He was a great pitcher but wild as a march hare. This game he was on and we beat "S" Department. I can't imagine what the "S" Department team thought when a bunch of high school kids beat them and they were a good team. I know we were on cloud nine. Those were the good ole' days. Boy, have times changed! -Ralph Myrick ('51) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Wally Erickson ('53) To: Jim McKeown ('53) Re: Tucker car Thank you... I was trying to remember where it was I saw the "Tucker" car displayed. You refreshed my mind; that was it, it was at the Niebaum-Coppola Winery! And thanks again for your input on wineries to stop and see on our way thru the Napa Valley; it was a fun trip. It's been fun reading the different stories on what you and others remembered about Ed Feigner. Those were great times and good memories. It seems softball in Richland during those years was more of a big deal than "hardball" (baseball). How things change. -Wally Erickson ('53) ~ Hoping the Mariners are a much improved team this year. Got a couple inches of snow this morning, but it's almost all gone later in the day. The ice is melting on Lake Coeur D'Alene at Sunup Bay and Windy Bay. The first time I've seen ice on the lake since we've been here. Looking forward to spring!! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) Re: February All Bomber Luncheon It's only been a few days but the luncheons seem to fleet by so quickly. On to the next one after this entry. New ones, Western Washington, ones that come once and a while and every month attendance. A blend of the years makes for a talkative exciting luncheon. We've moved up in attendance. The first year we were around 10 - 12 per month average and now moved up to 18 - 20. The following were in attendance: Larry Harrold ('56) and wife Lois Weyerts Harrold ('56), Mary Judd Hinz ('60), Glen Rose ('58) and wife Carol, Betty Bell Norton ('51), Sharon Panther ('57) George "Pappy" Swan ('59) and wife Jeanne, Marilyn "Em" Devine ('52), Marilyn "Cookie" Baird Singletary ('60), Fred Klute ('58), Dave Rhodes ('52) and wife Alice, Lorin St. John ('57) and wife Phyllis, Carol Carson ('60) and myself ('60). Hanna (DJ's owner) called me over at one point to let me know there was a Bomber at the counter in the other room that did not know about the luncheons. She asked me to come and talk to the man. I did not recognize him so asked his name. It was Harvey Chapman ('56). He was waiting for some one to have lunch so could not join us. I told him about when the luncheon is every month. Harvey said he has breakfast every day at JD's and that Hannah had already said she would remind him when the next one is. I had Harvey come back to the room where we were and introduced him. Buzz of excitement right away. Harvey said he would bring his wife, Sally Foley Chapman ('56) and come to the luncheon next month. Quite a few names came who were not in attendance this time. Different Bombers asking if I had heard from them. You know who you are. We hope to see you next month. Do know if you have been to the luncheon you are missed when you do not attend. Next month I will write down the names for the Sandstorm entry. I remember three or four but do not want to leave anyone out. Carol Carson ('60) was visiting from Western Washington and joined us for lunch. Nice surprise. Betty Bell Norton ('51) Secretary of the seniors that meet at the Community Center are doing a formal dance. I'll let Betty give you all the details. Sounds like a lot of fun. I announced so every body could get it on their calendar that great Club 40, 20th year, will be the usual weekend after Labor Day. Time for calendars Bombers for the big event. Always fun but more special events probably in the making for this year than known at this time. Right, Board? If you don't know about the event go to the Bomber Homepage, scroll to Club 40 and click on for all the information. To: Brad Wear ('71) Re: Max Jensen Yes, Larry Skinner was also a Sig Ep at WSU. I do not remember all the names from Richland or the brothers right now who were there during my brother, Joe Jones Winterhawk's ('58) time in the late '50s and early '60s. Maybe some are reading our entries. I found a Sigma Phil Epsilon Alumni website and put it in a folder which got deleted. Searched again and did not find it. If anyone has it I would like to correspond on Joe's behalf. I'll try again to find it. I did email when I found it to give Joe's whereabouts, but had no response. Thanks for letting me know those that you know were Sig Eps. I didn't know about Ray Stein ('64)... I met him a couple of years ago. If you are reading this, Ray, do you know about the website? Still feel in my heart that the Sig Ep brothers would want to know about Joe! Thanks Brad -Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) ~ West Richland, WA - Birds were singing away today letting us know that spring is on it's way. So good to hear all the familiar birds songs. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Barbara Sharp Lysher Porter ('61 & '62) Re: Hamburgers Surely I'm not the only Bomber living in Oklahoma, but, either way, no one has written to talk about the Meersburger!!!!!! The best hamburger in the state. See website Plus, just look at the decor and landscaping! Notice the menu, just check out the sides... I was in Richland 2 years ago and stopped with son and wife at Miner's in Yakima and although the hamburger was good, nothing compared to the meersburger. Check it out. -Barbara Sharp Lysher Porter ('61 & '62) ~ so cold today in Earlsboro, OK wind chill of 6, snow and ice, baby calves trying to stay warm.. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim Schildknecht ('66) Re: Fast pitch Softball "Firsttime caller" here, even though I do check in periodically to see if any '66ers make some noise. The passing of Eddie Feigner, and then the few entries I have read on these pages, takes me back to the stories my Dad and Mom would tell me about the softball glory days in Richland. My mother, Betty (living in Richland now) was a young bride to Bill "Billy" Schildknecht in 1947, and they were living in Grand Coulee. Dad, a Spokane boy, had recently returned from the war where he served as a Destroyer Torpedoman. Billy was working construction on the dam as a heavy equipment operator, and Mom was minding yours truly at our small home. You need to go back a bit to remember that Dad was a professional baseball player before the war, playing shortstop for the Vancouver Capilanos of the Pacific Northwest League. Then the war... But back to the job site. One warm spring day, a fellow pulled up in a late-model car and approached Dad asking if he was Billy Schildknecht. Dad replied in the affirmative, and the fellow, known to many of you as George Grant, offered my Dad a job in the Tri-Cities (with a nice pay raise) if he would play ball for a team that he was putting together. He told Dad that he was gathering the best players from the TC area and from all corners of the state. So, later that week, Dad gave notice to GF Atkinsonand we moved to a trailer in Pasco. The Terteling players came from all over the place... Feigner and Kinzer from Walla Walla, Schildknecht and Carl Lemay from Coulee Dam, others from Wenatchee... some really great ball players. Dad ended up making All-State 3 times, All-Regional twice. He was Mr. Hustle (a Jim Van Wyck kind of kid), could play 2nd and SS better than anyone, and could hit with great skill and power for a small man (5-9", 175 lbs). I have this wonderful scrap book of every article on every game they played in 5 years. One sports writer for the local newspaper went on to say... "Furthermore, the number one softball player in this neck of the woods, year in/year out, is Billy Schildknecht; number two is Eddie Feigner; number three is Carl Lemay". I remember my Dad for being a wonderful father to 7 kids, a great husband to my Mom, a hard-working 30-year Hanford engineer. But what I remember most is all the old ball players telling me that "your Dad was the best softball player around". That made me very proud. -Jim Schildknecht ('66) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Funeral Notice scanned from the TCHerald by Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) >>John "Bill" Russell ('64) ~ 7/25/45 1/26/07 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/17/07 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Dick Wight ('52), Mike Clowes ('54) John Browne ('61), Helen Cross ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Curt Donahue ('53) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Floyd Melton ('57) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dick Wight ('52) Re: Radio stations In the "old days" before FM stations proliferated, the AM stations with 3 letter call signs were "clear channel" stations - i.e. no other U.S. broadcast station was assigned the same frequency, so that when the night-time "skip" was working - i.e. the radio waves bounced off the ionosphere, back to earth and so on maybe several times, giving these stations effective ranges of thousands of miles. KGO San Francisco was certain[y one of them - KEX Portland another. When I was a radio operator on the USCG icebreaker NORTHWIND in the early '50s, I wrote a couple times to the announcer who hosted "KEX Calling", an evening broadcast of pop music. We often heard the station loud and clear in the Arctic, and the fellow would dedicate songs - such as "In the Good Old Summer Time" to us as we were breaking ice in the Bering Sea. Ha! But who can forget KFBK Sacramento, broadcasting popular music of the late '40s into the '50s, from Stan's Drive-in in Sacramento? That station often "boomed" in at night in the Richland area. It was a favorite of the crowd I hung out with - we often listened to that station when parked out north of town along the river, "counting submarines" and other activities. -Dick Wight ('52) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) Re: Radio stations. KPKW was in Pasco. Sometimes kinda hard to hear even in their parking lot. The station (transmitter) out by Finley was KWIE, the Kennewick station. They had the offices and studios in downtown Kennewick and a studio in the lobby of the Desert Inn. KALE said they were "the Richland" station although everything was located across the Columbia. KORD, if memory serves, was located in the Kennewick highlands near the Black Angus. Most, if not all, closed their daily broadcasts with the playing of the National Anthem. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) ~ looking for those sun-breaks the weather guessers keep promising. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: John Browne, Jr. ('61) Re: Early Radio Those late-night bank-shots off the ionosphere were an early attraction (affliction?.. addiction?) of mine... KSL (Salt Lake City) used to come in loud and clear, well after dark- and there were many others (short- wave, too... BBC, CBC, etc) that kept me listening into the dark time. Jazzbo Collins turned up on my little battery-powered portable about 30 years ago- from KGO in 'Frisco- with all kinds of stories, music, guests, call-ins, etc (People used to call up and ask to take the Pledge of Majuberation: "I don't got to show you no stinkin' badges"- a line from Treasure of the Sierra Madre.) He had written some scripts for a 50s Sci-fi show, "X minus Zero", and he played some of them... just fabulous theater! He had a voice that reminded me of our A-house neighbor on Goethals back in my CJ days- Wayne Kaiser- which is, of course, good for the imagination. I was sleeping in a hay barn that winter, because it was the warmest place i could find... I'd cut about a 1/2 acre by hand (w/ a brand-new Austrian blade & a yard sale snath), and the loose hay was the best insulation around... and comfy. The radio sat on a S-facing windowsill, next to my morning grapefruit... and I'd tune Jazzbo in and snuggle down & go to sleep... eventually... with the night voices from the Bay Area in my ear, 900 miles away. I guess Jean Shepherd in NYC would probably fit into that same story- telling DJ mold with Mr. Collins... someone who'd just get onto some anecdotal tangent and reel me in, before long... Nowadays there are still a few practitioners out there- Garrison Keillor, for sure- and a couple of Canadians that I pick up on the weekends, sometimes. "Talking books" are wonderful- and easy on the eyes- but there's something about the energy of a human voice (and an active imagination right behind it) just "wingin' it"... ^..^ -John Browne, Jr. ('61) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) Greetings from the deep freeze out here in Southeast Indiana!! It rained and froze all day this past Tuesday, and the resulting scene of frozen trees in the sunshine has been lovely to look at, but having limbs break on big trees is scary. We have been so fortunate to still have power and lights, and enough food in these past three days. Almost everything closed, and a snow emergency was declared. Some poor people have been on the roads over night, but they think the worst is over and it is to start warming up tomorrow and we'll be back in the 40s next week. What a difference a day makes. It's been so cold, our cats didn't want to go outside at all, and just looked at the bird feeder we sat up on our deck when our regular bird feeder froze over. Hey, Tim Smyth ('62) do you live near that town in New York state where they have had almost 12 feet of snow? My husband has been following the Cougar basketball wins, and he's so excited about it, he's hoping that the tournament might end up back here, as we will be back out in Washington State to celebrate his grandmother's 104th birthday April lst, so he is trying to resist flying out for March lst next big game in this saga. I'm still gathering up all the old photos I can find to take to our next reunion of the class of 1962 in '07. Re: Earl Bennett's ('63) comment on my pond I had just sent in an entry, and hadn't even thought about my usual comments about the little lake. Well, it's frozen over all right. But we can't decide if some neighbors wanting to fish, or make water for the deer did it, but it had 3 small holes in it for a while. I'm sure you could have walked across it from all the deer tracks etc., but that will be history too. Re: Burgers Miner's Hamburgers is very neat the Yakima Valley Mall, and near Cosco if memory serves me right, but I can't remember which exit you take off the freeway to get there at the moment. Maybe you have already been there, as I am reading old entries again. I've got to get our computer hooked back up to the Internet... Whatever, I do think they are the very best hamburgers I've ever eaten. [Go to and search for "Miner's Yakima".... -Maren] -Helen Cross Kirk ('62) ~ West Harrison, IN by the little frozen lake (I think it's hard to believe in global warming when this is the coldest winter we've had back here since 1977.) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/18/07 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 9 Bombers sent stuff: Betty Bell ('51), Jimmie Shipman ('51) Marilyn De Vine ('52), Rex Hunt ('53wb) Karen Cole ('55), Bill Berlin ('56) Paul Ratsch ('58), Jim Schildknecht ('66) Linda Thomas ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Charlie Bigelow ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rich Greenhalgh ('59WB) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: David Belliston ('70) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ellen Thornton ('74) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Betty Bell Norton ('51) The Richland Seniors Association and the City of Richland are co-sponsoring our second-annual Senior Prom for all Ages on Saturday, March 3rd from 7:00 to 10:00 at the Richland Community Center. We are only selling 100 tickets and the seniors have sold most of their 50 tickets. Not sure how the City tickets (sold at the desk of the Community Center) are going. This event is not necessarily "formal" although some of the ladies last year had beautiful gowns! One elderly couple came in last year dressed up, corsage for her and boutonniere for him. He commented that she had never been to a prom in her life and he felt that "every woman should get to go to one prom in her life"! We have lots of nice door prizes and the refreshments are being donated by various businesses. The five-piece EASY SWING BAND will be playing - Bob Leveque, Clark Hodge, Dave Nelson, Bob Ragsdale and John LaChapelle -wonderful music. Tickets are only $5, and I hope to see many of you there. -Betty Bell Norton ('51) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jimmie A. Shipman ('51) Re: Burgers Does anyone remember a burger joint called "Larry's"? The shop was about 4' x 10' and located on the old Hi-Way into Kennewick? Talk about great burgers... they were big (about 6" to 8"). I believe that he later relocated closer to the city. These burgers were something else... just the best that I've ever had. The time frame was 1951-1954? Give it a whack. -Jimmie A. Shipman ('51) ~ Still in Richland after all these years... is there any place better? **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Marilyn De Vine ('52) To: Dick Wight ('52) Re: AM [Radio] Stations Thank you so much for clarifying the reason why we were able to get some great radio stations when we lived in Alaska. I figured it had to be bouncing, somehow, but now I know! -M. De Vine ('52) ~ in sunny Richland, where I get to have a new experience this afternoon: going geo-caching with my middle daughter and her family. (My car had a good covering of frost this morning, so I guess we have more cold weather going on. But it's nice, now, at lunch time!) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Rex Hunt ('53wb) To: Dick Wight ('52) Stans Private Line was a neat station. We could be sitting in a Stan's Drive-In in L.A. and request a song thru the car hop and dedicate it to the girl of the moment... and a short while later you would hear the dedication and song. Always made a hit with the ladies to have their name on the air. There was a radio station in a garage near Kennewick. The owner/ operator was a slightly over weight older guy, with thin hair. He was a neat character and fun to stop by and chat with. He always let you announce a few songs or make a live dedication. Can't recall the station call sign or the guy's name. ("hell" getting old). But he had to shut down by midnight... I think???? He was only a 1000 watt station with the tower right beside the garage. -Rex Hunt ('53wb) ~ In beautiful downtown Hanford, CA where a high pitched whistle and a can of dog food can get you a date. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Karen Cole Correll ('55) Reading Dick Wight's ('52) entry yesterday, brought back memories of "Stan's Private Line" from Sacramento. That was the ONLY station we could receive in the dorm at Ellensburg. We loved that show... of course we didn't have anything for a comparison! -Karen Cole Correll ('55) ~ Nine Mile Falls, WA where the sun is shining and I've been busy shooting rocks with my Grandson and his slingshot. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bill Berlin ('56) Re: Old Radio Stations Boy, Dick Wright ['52] sure has a great memory and his last entry about the "clear channel" stations also brought back memories of my time in Western Alaska in the late 1950s. I was based out of Larsen Bay, Alaska, which is on the other side of Kodiak Island from Kodiak City, and was a deckhand/tallyman on the fish buyer/tender M/V Yarsh. If we were tied up in some isolated bay or inlet, it was a clean night and we did not have a lot of atmospheric interference, we could get KGO's "Lucky Lager Dance Time" That program ran from, (I think) about 10:00 PM to 2:00 AM Pacific Time every night from San Francisco. Being a couple of hours difference where we were, we could take in all of the program and still hit the bunk at midnight. Now picture this. The announcer on LL Dance Time has a great voice and was into late night romance with stuff like "put you arms around that little lady, hold her close because this is a love tune for you and you alone." Five lonely guys on an old boat in the wilds of Alaska who had not seen a woman, lovely or not, for several weeks... you get my drift. We would joke about this DJ and superimpose his voice to where we were in Alaska with crazy stuff like "put your arms around than big Kodiak Brown Bear and hold him/her as close as you dare" and other spin like that. One night we got "patched" through the local ACS (Alaska Communications System of the US Army) in Kodiak and called in a request to the guy for a real popular mood song we all liked and when he ask us where we were calling from, we told him "anchored up in Pashagshak Bay, Kodiak Island, Alaska, over." He never got the "over" part of radio communications but he was amazed we had called all the way from Alaska. After that he would dedicate at least one song a night to us and got a lot of young ladies calling in from all over the west sending their regards to "the five lonely guys floating around in Alaska", but we wanted more than "regards"... if you get my drift. I can still remember a sweet blond voice dedicating a great dance song to "... Fisherman Bill up in the wilds of Alaska..." How did I know it was a blond voice? Remember this and never forget it, ALL long distance dedication voices are "blond voices" in your very fertile and isolated mind... if you get my drift. Now and again we could get KEX in Portland and they had a good request show too but the station was not as powerful as KGO. We also got a great station from Vancouver, B.C. CKNW it was and it too had the Canadian version of "Lucky Lager Dance Time" since that fine beer was brewed up there as well. -Bill Berlin ('56) ~ in Anacortes, WA where my very fertile mind is turning to fertilizing some of our plants and garden and having a Lucky Lager, if I can find one. "Fertile mind" at aged 67 is much, much different than "fertile mind" at aged 19... if you get my drift. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Bill, I remember Lucky Lager Dance Time... from my days in Richland... not my days living in Chiniak, AK... when we had to pass by Larsen Bay to get home... BEFORE the days of phone service in Chiniak! -Maren] **************************************************************** **************************************************************** From the new ALL Bomber Alumni GuestBook. >>From: Paul W Ratsch ('58) Saturday 02/17/2007 1:59:13pm COMMENTS: Retired in Oregon. Spring and Summer you would find me on the Oregon Coast a good part of the time (Motor home). Life is great. Old Bomber friends feel free to e-mail... -Paul W Ratsch ('58) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim Schildknecht ('66) Re: More Softball "Facts" from the Billy Schildknecht Scrap Book It seems there is some interest in obtaining more information about the Richland Softball Glory Days, 1948 through 1954, so heres some stuff I found in Dads scrap books: The 1948 and 1949 A. J. Terteling teams were the "monster" teams. They were the teams put together by George Grant, and included many players brought to the Tri-Cities to play ball first... work was a secondary priority (mostly, they worked for A. J. Terteling and Sons, a good- sized contractor doing civil construction work in the alphabet housing neighborhoods). The new "out of towners" were Billy Schildknecht, Gordon Miliecke, Carl LeMay, Gene Emery, Eddie Feigner, Mead Kinzer, and John Molitor. Others (local) on the team included John Bloom (RIP), Dick Upton (my dads life-long friend), Joe Lawler, Jerry Jones, "Wakie" Wright, Ken White, and Darrel Freeman. [ Check out the 1947 Campbell's team... Johnny Bloom was one of the pitchers on that team. -Maren] The starting lineup for the 1948 State title game (won by Terteling) against the Spokane Cougar Quarterback Club was as follows: Jerry Jones, lf Gordon Meilecke, ss "Pappy" Freeman, 1b Billy Schildknecht, 2b Meade Kinzer, c Ken White, cf Carl LeMay, 3b Gene Emery, rf Ed Feigner, p The final score was 2-1. Feigner struck out two hitters in the bottom of the 7th, with runners in scoring position, to end the game. They started NW Regional play the next week in Portland, OR. The same team won the state title in '49, and competed at the NW Regionals in Boise, ID. Correction: The 1949 article in the Columbia Basin News, by sports writer "Clatworthy" in his column titled "For What It's Worth", read as follows: "Furthermore, the number one softball player in this neck of the woods... is Billy Schildknecht. Number two is John Molitor; number three is Eddie Feigner; number four is Carl LeMay, number five is Meade Kinzer, and number six is the American Legion right-hander Jimmy Jones". In 1950, and through to 1954, a transformation was taking place in the Richland softball world. People like Feigner, Kinzer, Miliecke, LeMay and others were returning to their home towns. "New" players were emerging on the top teams... people like Wes Leichty, Bob Votendahl, Ray Hultman ('47), Orv Marcum ('48-RIP), Bill Richmond, Laney Berry, Don Semmern, Bob Denney, Moose Meicenheimer ('50-RIP), Don Richey ('47-RIP), and others of course. The top teams from '50-'54 were American Legion, Y-Merchants, Kennewick Auto, Pleiss-Davis, and a couple of others. In reading some of the CBN articles, you could see that the TC area teams competition for "best-in-class" of the Region were the likes of these: Coeur D'Alene, the Tacoma Elks, the Spokane Greek-Americans, etc. The TC teams had some pretty good hitting averages against some of the nation's top pitching. A 1954 listing of batting averages for the Richland Y-Merchants, at end of the league's first half, read like this: Ray Hultman .438 Billy Schildknecht .438 Don Richey .414 Bill Richmond .330 Orv Marcum .290 I have a great photo of this team. Several of the players are sporting beards to celebrate "Frontier Days"... Personal note: My dad could never say enough about the athletic ability of Orv Marcum, the pitching of Jimmy Jones and Wes Leichty, or the hitting abilities of Ray Hultman. Dad always thought that they were the cream of the NW, and probably the nation... -Jim Schildknecht ('66) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Linda Thomas Richardson ('68) Re: Restaurants of Distinction Okay... since everyone is talking about good food and restaurants, I have to mention one not far from me... in Ozark, Missouri... Lambert's Restaurant... home of "throwed rolls"--and they are wonderful... the tables are adorned with paper towels and mason jars that contain your silverware--many of the entrees are served in cast iron skillets... if you like southern cooking... fried okra, cornbread, etc. it is a must... check out their website... Lambert's Restaurant in Ozark Missouri... -Linda Thomas Richardson ('68) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/19/07 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 8 Bombers sent stuff: Dick Pierard ('52), Ann Clatworthy ('54) Marguerite Groff ('54), Ray Hall ('57) Bill Scott ('64), Bill Wingfield ('67) Ken Staley ('68), Brad Upton ('74) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Joretta "Sue" Garrison ('58) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lynn Noble ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Twins: Katie and Diana Powell ('02) FROM THE EDITOR ~~~~~ Bomber Son-In-Law Wins 2007 Iron Dog Race Sally Sheeran Heath ('58) & Chuck Heath ('56-Sandpoint, ID} are so proud of "Team 22 -- their son-in-law, Todd Palin and Scott Davis **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dick Pierard ('52) I was a radio buff when I was a kid. My dad had gotten me a big 1930's console radio with oodles of tubes that could pick up AM stations from even the East Coast. The FCC had limited U.S. stations to 50,000 watt transmitters but outside the country were much larger ones. A few Mexican border stations, most notably XERF in Del Rio, Texas, with its 150,000 watt transmitter across the Rio Grande, could reach most of the country at night. (It gained notoriety in the 1930s when the infamous quack Dr. Brinkley from Kansas promoted his treatment to restore male sexual prowess with transplanted goat gonads. He even got into politics and with his populist views during the depth of the Depression attracted a lot of supporters.) At one time there was a station in Mexico City that pumped out 250,000 watts, and there still is a Christian station in Aruba with 150,000 watts, which I hear on the car radio occasionally. The FCC gave the 50,000 watt stations a clear channel. Daytime stations were allowed to use these frequencies but had to sign off at sundown. Occasionally two big stations would be allowed on the same channel if they were on opposite coasts. There were some frequencies reserved for local stations with 250 watt transmitters (such as KPKW on 1340), and they only covered a radius of a few miles. Other stations with larger transmitters were spaced more widely, and when driving a car a long distance (especially at night), one would notice how one station would fade out and another come in. Of course the advent of FM radio brought a whole new dimension to listening, because it was possible to put many more stations on any given frequency. Short wave radio was always fascinating as well, especially for people in my generation, because one could pick up stations from all over world that had powerful transmitters. Voice of America (VOA) was one, and I can remember hearing VOA short wave stations being jammed by equipment in communist states. Interestingly, in Europe commercial radio transmissions also go out over something called "long wave," frequencies that are lower than those in our AM band. -Dick Pierard ('52) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ann Clatworthy Weyerts-Hogshead ('54) Re: "For What It's Worth" by Clatworthy Jim Clatworthy was my dad. He wrote a column for The Richland Villager for several years and was an umpire for all sorts of baseball and softball games from 1945 thru 1960 for sure and perhaps even longer. He loved bowling and was a certified instructor at the Atomic Lanes. When I was a kid, I remember dad being announced at the beginning of baseball season with all the over umpires... the loud speaker blared "Three Blind Mice" as they walked onto the field. I also remember Eddie Feigner and his "All Star Team"... dad umped at some of those games too. My brother Bob Clatworthy ('51-RIP) pitched for some team in Richland then. Anyone remember what team he pitched for? He didn't pitch but one summer or so before he shipped out to Korea. Perhaps Dick McCoy ('45) might remember. It's fun talking about the old times in Richland sure wish we lived closer so we could attend the dances and luncheons, etc. -Ann Clatworthy Weyerts-Hogshead ('54) ~ Here in Fort Valley, VA (not on the map) near Woodstock... the weather COLD but it is going to be in the 40s this coming week. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Marguerite Groff Tompkins ('54) ATTENTION CLASS OF '54 GRADS A couple days ago I sent an email to all '54 grads on my email address list. I received a lot of them back. It made me think about our 55th reunion coming up in 2009. You know how fast time flies!! So, I thought it would be a good idea if all of you would send me just a little note so that I will be able to gather any information. I did find out that a couple of the returned emails actually had the correct address but did not reach the right person. My email list I have is not complete to begin with, so it would help me to just start over. I do have the master list from our 2004 reunion. I just think this would be easier than looking them all up. Besides, the list is probably outdated' and, I would get to hear from you. While you're at it, please include new addresses if you have moved. It's called, "killing two birds with one stone!" Many thanks for responding to this. I'm a pessimist!! -Marguerite Groff Tompkins ('54) ~ Richland where the weather has been wonderful the last few days. It certainly feels like spring. In fact the yesterday's news was that we will have an early spring. Great!! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ray Hall ('57) Dear Friends I was told some disturbing news this afternoon. That where I work full time will be closing tomorrow morning. Please lift me up in your thoughts and prayers. Thanks -Ray Hall ('57) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bill Scott ('64) Re: Radio Stations To: Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) I don't know about its transmitter, but KORD's "studio", if you could call it that, was not in the Kennewick Highlands, but was in a tiny cinder block building on the grounds of a motel across the highway from the KEPR facility in Pasco, not far from the blue bridge. -Bill Scott (Boomer Bomber Class of '64) ~ from beautiful and booming Nipomo, CA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bill Wingfield (Blue Ribbon Class of '67) To: Jim Schildknecht ('66) Re: Old Time Softball in Tri-Cities I'm glad you sent in the stuff about your dad, Billy Schildknecht. When I saw the picture of the team I figured that was probably your dad. Good stuff. Thanks for sending it in. -Bill Wingfield (BRC'67) ~ From Sunny San Fran (SFCA), this am, but will back in chilly Santa Fe (SFNM) this pm. Enjoying ths warmth while we can. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ken Staley ('68) Re: Eats and Places To Dine I'm writing grants for non profits now. One of the benefits is that I get to see some interesting places around this country. In Alvin, Texas is Joe's BBQ!! Be VERY VERY Hungry. I have their menu on my wall here because, yes, they DO ship! (Alvin is on the highway between Houston and Galveston.) Speaking of Galveston... Casey's right on the Gulf Beach Front. One of the things I learned was that we don't know squat about shrimp in the northwest. Try their Coconut Shrimp. Or go for lunch Thursday and be prepared to kill for the Lobster Bisque. Happy Dining! -Ken Staley ('68) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Brad Upton ('74) Re: Softball I made a quick trip from Seattle to Lenoir, NC and back this weekend. I've been reading the Sandstorms, but no chance to write. I've got a bunch of newspaper clippings from that era as well when my dad and Bill Schildknecht played together. My dad told me many times that he felt that had the war not interrupted his climb through the St. Louis Brown farm system, Bill Schildknecht would have been one of the best big league 3rd baseman of his generation. He told me that Bill would have been a gold glove, hit .300 and swat 30 homers. On the other hand, my dad's baseball career would lead to him delivering dry cleaning for New City Cleaners. -Brad Upton ('74) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/20/07 ~ MARDI GRAS DAY ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 10 Bombers, 1 Hanford Hi grad sent stuff and 1 Bomber funeral notice today: Dick McCoy ('45), Jim Jensen ('50), Missy Keeney ('59) Margo Compton ('60), Mike Brady ('61), Tom Hemphill ('62) Donna Bowers ('63), Jim Schildknecht (66), Betti Avant ('69) Brad Wear ('71), Eileen Evans ('75 Hanford Hi) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Nancy Pierce ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ann Coffman ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Glenda Gray ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: David Bishop ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Don Dascenzo ('69) BOMBER CALENDAR: Richland Bombers Calendar Click the event you want to know more about. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dick McCoy (The Tin Can Class of '45) To: Ann Clatworthy Weyerts-Hogshead ('54) I do remember your brother Bob ('51-RIP) pitching but I can't remember the team. I remember all your family including your Dad, writer referee, etc. and a real live character, your Mom who had to put up with that mob, and, of course, Jim ('46), a close friend. Last, but not least, you, the tag-along sis. Good to hear from you. To: Jim Schildknecht ('66) I repeat, your dad was the best of the best. -Dick McCoy, from the Tin Can Class of 1945 **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim Jensen ('50) To: Ann Clatworthy Weyerts-Hogshead ('54) Re: Softball Before reading your 2/18/07 posting I had never made the connection between your dad and brother, Bob ('51-RIP). I must certainly have seen your dad umping a great many games because I either watched or played from 1945 to 1952. Softball provided "live" entertainment during a time when there was a shortage of sports viewing in Richland. I can't recall which team Bob pitched for in the "leagues." I clearly remember being beaten by him when he pitched against us (Sacajawea) in grade school. He was the best of his time. My old buddy and teammate, Bill Hinson ('50-RIP) and I knew Bob rather well and enjoyed talking with him even though he was on an opposing team. I had the privilege of seeing Bob and his esteemed spouse at the Club 40 reunion in 1996. He remembered our mid-'40s days and we chatted about our sports "careers" in the service. He was just as gentlemanly and unassuming in 1996 as when I first met him. To: Ken Staley ('68) Re: Hamburgers Even though I've lived fairly close to Alvin, TX for some time now I've never been there and thus have missed out on Joe's BBQ. Most Texas towns - large and small - have a BBQ haven of some sort which the locals swear by. I must confess that most of them I've visited put commendable stuff in front of their patrons whether on a platter or a double-thick piece of butcher's paper. I'm sure Joe's offers tasty fare. Alvin is far more famous for another reason. It's renown, favorite son, Nolan Ryan, hails from there. Those who have written about Ryan and the folk who loiter in front of business establishments in town declare that the hometowners still greet Ryan by saying "Howdy, Noli." Bomber cheers, -Jim Jensen ('50) ~ Katy, TX a mere 35 miles or so from Alvin and Joe's BBQ **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Missy Keeney ('59) Re: Pilgrimage Last evening, Burt Pierard ('59), myself, Glen Rose ('58) and wife, Carol (NAB) made the trip to Yakima and Miner's! All the Sandstorm discussion about burgers made us all crave a Miner's burger. Burt bravely polished off a double, Glen ate a regular (but big) burger and then part of mine because he was still hungry (don't know where he puts it). We all agreed that the burgers were good but we wouldn't drive to Yakima on a regular basis for them. Burt still periodically has to get a Dick's fix when he's in Seattle. It was a fun evening with good company and we stopped at Legend's Casino in Toppenish on the way home. Burt and I had never been to Legend's. What a trip!!! Glen and Carol won, I lost and Burt just coached from the side lines! -Missy Keeney ('59) ~ Richland **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Margo Compton Lacarde ('60) Re: Alumni Rings Want to check and see anyone else has had a problem with their Alumni rings. On my ring, the mushroom cloud under the stone is gone. I wear it all the time and it looks like water or something got in and messed up the cloud. I am going to contact Jostens, but just was wondering if anyone else has had this problem. -Margo Compton Lacarde ('60) ~ San Antonio, TX **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mike Brady ('61) Re: Radio stations To: Bill Scott ('64) The name of the motel where KORD radio station was located was the Sahara Motel. I dated the owner's daughter, Lynda Wynia. Through Linda, I met a lot of great Pasco kids including Jeri Lynn Bell (whose father owned the Spudnut shop), Gloria Rogers, Alan Hoover and many others. Each week we would go dancing at a social club in Pasco located near the Artic Circle. Tom Verellen ('60), Bob Himmilwright ('60) and Bob Card ('62) were part of the Richland pack attending those dances. -Mike Brady ('61) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tom Hemphill ('62) Re: Eats and places to dine To: Ken Staley ('68) and the rest of y'all as well Ken, you mentioned Joe's BBQ in Alvin, TX. I've been there and done that, a few times. You are right, it's great food. Alvin, TX is also known as the home of Nolan Ryan, one of the best major league pitchers ever. I watched him when he pitched for the Houston Astros and I was at his last game in Seattle. It was sad to see his career end on a sour note, but it was a good day for the Mariners. There is another great Texas BBQ place somewhere west of Houston, out in the middle of nowhere. I was duck & goose hunting with my Father-in-law and on the trip back home we turned off of the main highway, through a large gate and 15 miles later we stopped at a tavern/BBQ place. Great food and lots of funny stories. We left and continued for another 15 miles and through another gate. I found out that the old Texas BBQ cook owned that huge ranch. He was a multi-millionaire and just loved to cook BBQ and tell stories. It was great food, but I have no clue of the location. That was 20 years ago. Hey Ken, is Fudruckers still around in Houston? That was a great hamburger joint where you would build your own as you like it. Happy BBQ Y'all. -Tom Hemphill ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Donna Bowers Rice (Gold Medal Class of '63) Dear Linda Thomas Richardson ('68) and anyone who has missed Lambert's We have another Lambert's in Sikeston, MO that we go to when driving south. What Linda did not tell you is, that the reason they call Lambert's the "Home of Throwed Rolls" is that they actually throw these delicious huge raised sweet rolls at you from across the room and you have to catch them. They also serve VERY Ozark food. The fried bologna and navy been soup is great with a huge slice of onion on top, then you add hot sauce to really make it complete. The waiters go around with bowls of Southern macaroni and cheese, fried okra, fried apples, fried potatoes and many more and they just plunk it on your plate if you want. My daughter had a roommate from Zimbabwe so we took her there to experience a part of the country she would not have otherwise. She thought it was very funny when they threw the rolls at you, so she threw one back, she then got about 6 or more rolls peppered at her from across the room. We all had a great laugh!! They also pour the ice tea into your mason jars from way above their head. People stand in line at this restaurant in the middle of nowhere just for the fun. Sincerely, -Donna Bowers Rice (GMC '63) where it has been way cold but its supposed to be 60 today **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim Schildknecht (66) Re: Softball To: Ann Clatworthy Weyerts-Hogshead ('54) It was good to hear from the daughter of a darn good TC sports writer, Jim Clatworthy. My mom actually thought he was a columnist for the Columbia Basin News... but I guess it was the Villager. Maybe both, for all I know. I was just a young kid in those days of late '40s, early '50s. In one '49 article, he displayed a strong passion for the game of softball in Richland, reporting on the Hanford leagues successes of softball teams from the various organizations on site. He was waxing apologetic to the 200 East Maintenance Shop team for failing to credit supervisors Archie Archambeau, Curley Ware and Bill Henderson for their support to the team. God Bless your brother Bob for his service to our country. To: Brad Upton ('74) Only a few of us know how important the friendship between our fathers Dick Upton and Bill Schildknecht was to our families. I used to love sitting around listening to them talk about the great softball days, and about life in general. Who can ever forget seeing that orange dry cleaning truck/van riding up into your rear view mirror that clearly read "Here comes Dick Upton" on the front of the hood. Our mothers (Betty and "Dukie") remain best of friends to this very day. In fact, they are together right now enjoying the Hawaii landscape. Heres the list of the 1949 Washington State "All-State" team, as announced by the Tacoma News, August 25, 1949: 1. Eddie Feigner, p Richland Terteling 2. Billy Schildknecht, 2b Richland Terteling 3. Gene Emery, of Richland Terteling 4. Meade Kinzer, c Richland Terteling 5. Wes Leichty, p Richland American Legion 6. Bob Kirkpatrick, ss Richland American Legion 7. Bob Votendahl, utility Richland American Legion 8. Jerry Martin, p Toppenish 9. Art Laddrout, p/of Toppenish 10. Carson Clark, p/of Bremerton 11. John Presley, 3b Spokane Greek-Americans 12. Bob White, 1b Everett Flames 13. Frank Stoner, if Spokane Greek-Americans 14. Vern Fromm, c Tacoma Elks 15. Les Hultmeyer, of Tacoma Elks Seven of the 15 selections came from the Richland area, not bad for a 12-team tournament! Re: 1949 Terteling Team I did a little digging and came up with these great photos of the 1949 Richland Terteling & Sons fast-pitch softball team. These photos are different from the '48 photo you had already linked. They are each very unique in the way the players are dressed and positioned. I can't believe the quality of uniforms these guys are wearing in the standing photo!? Pretty good threads for a 1040's outfit. I'm attaching the lower definition photos first, then the higher def pictures in a separate e- mail. It's your choice on which ones you would like to post. Thanks for your support in getting this really good stuff out on your site. -Jim Schildknecht ('66) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Betti Avant ('69) Re: KORD studio To: Bill Scott ('64) You are right regarding KORD radio's studio, I believe the motel was the Shangrala (sp) and there was a good place to eat beside it. As to KEPR radio they became KONA back in the early '70s. A station in Hawaii was closing their station and with it the call letters. KEPR decided to switch from KEPR to KONA. The local TV channel kept the KEPR letters, however. I don't know if it had anything to do with it or not but the football coach at CBC at that time was married to a Hawaiian gal and it was at that time, too, that players from CBC started going to the University of Hawaii after CBC. Whenever I'm in the Tri-Cities I have KONA on as I like their programming but KALE was the one growing up. -Betti Avant ('69) ~ Lacey, WA where there is one AM station in Olympia (always on as it's a 24 hour one) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Brad Wear ('71) To: Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) Sig Eps are great, I think... and he can correct me, but I think Rex Davis ('49) was one, too. To: Seattle area Bombers If you haven't been to "The Bodies" exhibit at the science center you need to go. It was one of the most amazing exhibits I have seen. It rivals the King Tut exhibit. -Brad Wear ('71) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Eileen Evans White ('75 Hanford Hi) Re: Loss of a classmate My eldest sister, Evelyn Marie Evans Vallely ('64) passed away unexpectedly early Saturday morning, February 17, 2007. Evelyn was a member of the class of 1964, along with her sisters Helen Evans Warren and Carol Evans Hutchison (twins). Evelyn's husband, David M. Vallely ('60), is also a Bomber. Arrangements have been made for the service. A viewing will be held Thursday night from 5:00p - 9:00p. The service will be Friday morning at 10:00am, followed by the graveside, then small reception (all at the Evergreen Memorial Gardens Funeral Chapel in Vancouver, WA). -Eileen Evans White (Hanford class of 1975) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Funeral Notice >>Jerry Oakley ('51) ~ 7/10/33 - 2/5/07 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/21/07 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 12 Bombers and 1 Lion sent stuff: Dick Wight ('52), Lorin St. John ('55) Ray Hall ('57), Burt Pierard ('59) John Adkins ('62), Patricia Rediske ('63) Bill Scott ('64), Gary Brehm ('64 KHS) David Rivers ('65), Pam Ehinger ('67) Betti Avant ('69), Robert Avant ('69) Brad Upton ('74) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: William Lane "Bill" Johnson ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sue Shipman ('73) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gil Gilstrap ('79) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: David Eugene Keller ('82) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dick Wight ('52) Re: Class Rings Since I left school on January 2, 1952 (took my semester exams early that day - joined the Coast Guard the NEXT day), I never did get a class ring even though I got my diploma in the mail later. An entry in today's Alumni Sandstorm by Margo Compton Lacarde ('60) mentioned rings. I don't suppose thee is any way of obtaining a replica or something????? [ You're not the only one who missed out on a class ring, Dick. The companies we contacted couldn't make a replica of any class ring because they only keep each die for a few years after the graduation year. Soooo several of us got together and designed an ALUMNI Ring and you can check those out at the URL abo9ve. -Maren] P.S. As I think about it, I didn't get that diloma in the mail for a couple years, and then only after writing to Dutch Haag... am I technically in class of '54 or '55 or whenever it was??? =Dick Wight ('52) ~ Weather here (on Arkansas/Missouri border) is sunny, going to 70 today.... **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Lorin St. John (Col-Hi 1955) To: Those Out in Bomberland, I have enjoyed the recent entries about the softball teams of the era from 1946 thru about 1952. I did not attend many of those games while I was growing up in Richland; but the ones that I did attend--I was amazed how fast paced the games were; especially the pitching. I did not know any of the players. From my perspective-they were just adults. I do have a request. I have not seen any entries about the Richland Town Team (The Richland Orphans) from the late 1940s. I remember going to one of their games during the summer of 1947 and the team was losing. The chant was coming from the fans was "We Want GENE" (Gene Conley ('48). This was really exciting for a ten year old. Does anyone have any stories or pictures from that era? Expectently waiting, -Lorin St. John (Col-Hi 1955) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ray Hall ('57) Thanks for the prayers and thoughts concerning my employment after the casino shut down. The owner put me back at the front desk, where I started thirteen years ago, Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm... that is an answered prayer. Thanks, Bombers... your'e fantastic =Ray Hall ('57) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Burt Pierard ('59) Re: My esteemed brother Dick's ('52) radio station search post (2/19/07) I just want to add a footnote to Dick's posting about his hobby of searching for radio stations in the '40s. He mounted a fairly large map directly on our bedroom wall and whenever he found a new (to him) station, he would push a map pin (you know, those little round-headed pokey thingeys) in the map for the station location. Needless to say, considering the hours he spent on his quest, there were many, many pins in that map. In 1956 (long after Dick had left town for school, fame & fortune), we were moving out of the "B" House. Our Dad assigned me the task of pulling out all the pins and taking the map down (I'm sure he wasn't excited about how the wall was going to look). Sure enough, there were a gazillion little pin holes in the wall which Dad dutifully plastered and painted. Also, Dick showed his resiliency in adapting to new technological developments. In about 1950 or so, we got one of those newfangled B&W television sets. We had to install a gigantic antenna on the "B" House roof just to pick up 2 of the 3 Spokane stations. An unexpected benefit was that we picked up several "skip" stations from some rather faraway spots (one was in Texas as I recall). Dick was immediately into trying to find TV stations (sometimes we would only get the audio) and he would send off cards to the stations, receiving QSL cards back from most of them. To: Margo Compton Lacarde ('60) My "Mushroom Cloud" is still intact on my Alumni Ring, in fact, it has become more visible as it ages. As I've stated before, THE ONLY WAY THEY'LL TAKE MY "MUSHROOM CLOUD" AWAY IS TO PRY IT FROM MY COLD, DEAD FINGER. Bomber Cheers, -Burt Pierard ('59) ~ Richland **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: John Adkins ('62) Re: Class of '62 45th Reunion in 2007 The Col-Hi class of '62 is planning it's 45th reunion for the weekend of September 7th, 8th & 9th. Friday night we will have our social gathering at the Shilo Inn, in conjunction with the social gathering of the Club 40. Saturday Night we will gather at a banquet facility and have dinner and an evening of memories. On Sunday we will have a picnic at Howard Amon Park for all classmates still in the area. Other attractions we are working on include a possible wine tour and a golf outing. '62 Sandstorm readers - please pass this on to other classmates that may not be accessing the daily Alumni Sandstorm. Specific information and responses can be made to either me or Jane Walker Hill. -John Adkins ('62) ~ Richland - the temperatures in the '50s but we are getting some "breeze" **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Patricia Rediske Weatherman (Gold Medal Class of '63) Re: Spalding question Maren; I spent the weekend with my folks, who still live in the same ranch house that we moved into in 1949, on Acacia Street, right across from the old Spalding School grounds. Something came up that I wanted to pursue, as Mom and I have a whole different recollection of the building. I thought that there was a wing added on the back side, that made the "U" shape into an "E" sometime while I was attending. Mom says it was always an "E" and the only reason I remember a hallway blocked off with construction plastic was because some idiot kid had molotov cocktailed one of the rooms in that wing and they had to close the wing for repairs. My memory puts the fire much later, well after I was in high school, and the wing not being there until they needed to add more space. Any idea what the "truth" really is? Isn't the brain and all our "memories" just wonderful! :) Thanks! -Patricia Rediske Weatherman (Gold Medal Class of '63) ~ Lynnwood, WA ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [ - Spalding website MIGHT help. -Maren] **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bill Scott (Boomer Bomber Class of '64) Re: KORD To: Mike Brady ('61) The chain of memories continues. You mentioned you dated the daughter, Lynda Wynia, of the owner of the Sahara Motel where KORD was located. Maybe that explains why one of the KORD DJs was a guy named Lanny Wynia. Brother? Father? -Bill Scott (Boomer Bomber Class of '64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary Brehm ('64 KHS) [with a Richland "start"] There have been many entries lately about local Tri-Cities radio stations and where they are located, when they were on the air, etc. Since I worked in radio and television for about 38 years, a good portion of it locally, I thought maybe I could clear up some misconceptions. I am currently retired by disability from my last job as a director for KNDU Television here in the Tri-Cities. Over the years, I worked at KALE Radio twice, and KORD Radio twice, KNDU TV twice and KPTV Television (in Portland) once, for 18 years. Although I am far from being an authority on AM radio here, I do know a few facts that pertain to the stations. In the '60s, which is when a lot of the entries have pertained to, I worked for KALE in the summer of 1965. I did a three hour morning show from the lobby of the Desert Inn in Richland. Their main studios were located at Road 68 and Court St. in Pasco. KALE was also a 24 hour station, a fact which I am very familiar with, as I did the all night show from midnight to 6:00 AM. They were 1,000 watts nondirectional, daytime and 1,000 watts directional at night. I worked at KORD also in the '60s going over there from KALE. We had the studios at the Saharra Motel complex, on Lewis Street across the street from KEPR Television. Our small studios were located right next to the swimming pool. They were a 1,000 watt daytime station in those days. We signed off at sundown to protect KISN Radio in Portland, which was also on 910. About 1968, the FCC granted us permission to extend our broadcast hours. We then were able to sign on in the morning at 5:00am with a whopping 52 watts of power. We could raise our power at sun up, but at 52 watts, we had trouble covering the Tri-Cities and North Richlad was probably out of our coverage area. I did this morning show for about a year. I'm not sure what time we signed off, but prior to the extended hours, in December when we had to sign off at sundown, it was at 4:15pm. I think our extended hours let us stay on the air until about 7:00pm, with 52 watts of power. They have since moved to 870 KHz and are 10,000 watts. There have been many points brought up about this topic in recent days, some right, some wrong. The one thing I don't recall seeing was the television station that operated for a couple years in the mid-'50s in the Angus Village in Kennewick. Their studio (if you could call it that) was located at the Black Angus Motel and their tower was located right across the street, right in the middle of town. After they went off the air, a station went on the air in Walla Walla for a breif time on (I think) channel 27. They didn't last too long either, but the interesting fact is that was the transmitter from the station in Kennwick (Angus Village) that they used to go on the air in Walla Walla. After they went dark, KNDU-TV bought the transmitter and brought it back over and put it up on Jump off Joe Butte and went on the air with it in 1963. In fact, the guy (now deceased) who put KNDU on the air, did so for $50,000. After an 18-year stint in Portland television, I came back to the Tri- Cities and went to work for KNDU-TV for the second time. I directed the evening news until they put the early morning news show on the air about 10 or 11 years ago and I went to the early morning shift, getting up at 2:30 every morning. I was the first director on that show and I did it for seven years before retiring (on disability) in the summer of 2003. If anyone has questions about radio and/or television in the Tri-Cities, I would be happy to answer, if I can. -Gary Brehm ('64 KHS) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David Rivers ('65) Re: Once upon a time There was a kid from the class of '65. He was an OK sorta guy... least most folks thunk so... but he had a faulty memory sometimes... I mean sometimes it could be really really good but other times it was horrid... he could go months without a lapse and remember all the portant stuff there was to member... but then... there were those awful times when all the growed up stuff came crashing in and the portant stuff got shoved to the back of his little pea brain and he hadda think about stupid stuff like trials and depositions and motions and answers and complaints and interrogatories... oh gawd those awful interrogatories... all green and wrinkled from coffee stains he'd left there while he was doin' the portant stuff... so now and then... but only when it was REALLY portant... he'd ferget... I mean big time ferget... like a while back he forgot BOTH Johnny Cole ('66) and Vicki Mosley ('66)... then to top it off... he forgot (shudder shudder) Mary Lou Watkins ('63)... then just the other day... he forgot his good buddy Lyman's ('65) girls Katie and Dianna Powell ('02)... so I guess what I'm saying here is that sometimes it is better to give than to receive and right now somebody needs to give some forgiveness to this poor kid from the class of '65 cuz now he went and forgot to wish Ann Coffman ('66) HAPPY BIRTHDAY on the 20th... so... if you happen to visit Vegas in the near future and you run across this poor soul mumbling about fergitten... remember but for the grace of God there go you! -David Rivers ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Pam Ehinger (The Blue Ribbon Class of '67) All the talk about KORD... does anyone remember Mr. Loss? He taught English at Col-Hi. Mr. Loss was also a DJ at KORD! He was very cute an a great teacher! I ran into his wife a few years ago when I worked in Cle Elum at the Doc office. They have a place up there! But I didn't get to see Mr. Loss! But as far as I know he is still around the area! Just an added tidbit! Bombers Rule -Pam Ehinger (The Blue Ribbon Class of '67) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Betti Avant ('69) Thanks Mike, I knew the Shangrala wasn't right when I wrote it. There was another radio station in Kennewick but I don't recall the call letters. I visited it with my Girl Scout troop in 5th grade ('61 - '62). It was just down the street from Sanders-Jacobs' Field to the west on the opposite side of the road. Does anyone else recall that one... it seems they were only on from dawn to dusk? With this talk, also about sign-offs the guy here as an interesting one. He works the midnight to 5:30am block and he signs off with, "in the legendary words of William Shakespeare, 'parting is such sweet sorrow'". The radio is my friend when there is nothing good on TV (at least I can follow the Mariners, Seahawks, and Sonics) on the local station. They also cover UofW football and the FM WASSU. -Betti Avant ('69) ~ Lacey, WA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Robert Avant ('69) Re: Texas BBQ At the risk of offending no one I would like to pass along that Jim Jensen ('50) was certainly right that most towns in Texas; small and large, have at least one place of BBQ lore. I always enjoyed Bodacious BBQ in Rusk when I was living in Alto and Nacogdoaches. I would point out that soon the cooking competitions will begin in earnest in the great and sovereign State of Texas. I would recommend in September the Do-Dat BBQ competition in Nacogdoches. $10.00 gets you through the gates. All money goes to charity and there will be at least 25 teams barbecuing brisket, pork ribs, chicken, sausage, and cooking beans. You can eat like a hog and be sure to bring gallon freezer bags. They also sport a beer garden too! As Little Texas said so eloquently, "If you wanna see Heaven brother, here's ya chance!" -Robert Avant ('69) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Brad Upton ('74) To: Jim Schlidknecht ('66) I enjoyed listening to dad and Bill's stories as well. One of my favorites (that I heard dozens of times) usually started by Bill saying, "Hey Dick. Why don't you tell them about the night you knocked out the light-heavyweight champion of the Pacific Northwest?" And the story went: The Schildknechts and the Uptons were out one night enjoying a few cold beers in a crowded bar. In the bar was the light-heavyweight champion of the Pacific Northwest who was somewhat inebriated and letting everyone know how tough he was and that he wasn't going to take any crap off of anyone. He got louder and ruder to the women at which point my dad told him (politely) that maybe he should quiet down because he was bothering everyone. This was what the drunk tough guy was waiting for and he took a swing at my dad. My dad had boxed in the Marine Corp and was only a couple of years past his discharge. He ducked the punch and the champ's fist went through the jukebox glass. Dad knew he was in trouble. He quickly put his head in the guy's chest and hit him body shot after body shot as fast as he could. Left, right, left, right, ribs, stomach, kidney, repeat. He even thought to himself, "wow, this is going better than I thought it would." After about 20 punches, dad's arms started to get tired and he stepped back to deliver a blow to the guy's head and that's when he realized that Bill was sitting on his bar stool and holding the champ's arms back. At that point, Bill let go of the champ's arms and the champ slid to the ground out cold... Dad had knocked out the champ "with a little help from Bill." -Brad Upton ('74) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/22/07 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers & Don Sorenson sent stuff and 2 Bomber funeral notices today: Dick McCoy ('45), Jim Jensen ('50) Mike Brady ('61), Darlene Napora ('69) Don Sorenson (N A B) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dan Noble ('58) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Joe Choate ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Steve Galloway ('74) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dick McCoy (the Tin Can Class of '45) Re: Pictures To: Jim Schildknecht ('66) Thanks for the Terteling pictures. Old memories. I had forgotten that Johnny Bloom played on the team. He was one of the nicest guys to ever pull on a glove, and to have a beer with. Most of the other guys I didn't know, but I sure had fun watching them. -Dick McCoy (the Tin Can Class of '45) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [When I'd get mad at my Dad, I'd wish that Johnny Bloom was my dad! I didn't know he played ball... he was just one of Dad's friends. -Maren} **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim Jensen ('50) Re: More Sports To: Lorin St. John ('55) Your 2/21/07 posting about Richland softball, etc. was interesting. I may be incorrectly associating you with a St. John that I knew, but.... I believe it was 1951 when I played with a team whose name I can't remember. Perhaps it was because - even though we wore fairly expensive uniforms - there was NO NAME on the back. The uniforms were white with red piping and we even wore the old fashioned wool stockings. My old buddy Bill Hinson ('50-RIP) was on the team along with a tall, slender, be-spectacled infielder named Skylar; a guy named Clifford who looked like he could play linebacker for any NFL team; the catcher was named either MacNeil or McNeil (his sister was a mid-'50s Bomber); and a tall guy with piercing eyes who sported a crew cut - his name was St. John. St. John was one of those guys who always gave everything out on the field... held nothing back. He had an engaging personality, but was dead serious on the ball field. If this St. John was related to you, be proud. He was a fine man. By the way, the man who coached the team was "Fritz" Jones, brother of one of Richland's softball legends, Jimmy Jones (think American Legion team). Bomber Cheers, -Jim Jensen ('50) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mike Brady ('61) To: Bill Scott ('64) Re: KORD Radio Lanny Wynia is Lynda's older brother. -Mike Brady ('61) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Darlene Napora Shuley ('69) To: Bob Avant ('69) Speaking of Texas BBQ, we have the "County Line on the Hill" about three minutes down the road from us. It is more upscale meaning it has a neon sign with three pink pigs chasing one another, year-round Christmas twinkle lights, utensils, full bar and a gorgeous 180 view of the hill country from its rustic patio. The BBQ is mouth-watering and they are also famous for their dessert cobbler (my personal favorite is the blackberry). However, the most authentic Texas BBQ is definitely in Lockhart (30 miles SE of Austin) at a place called Blacks. They serve BBQ on Butcher paper and the only utensils are huge serrated butcher knives chained to each table. I suggest you go there with friends rather than enemies! -Darlene Napora Shuley ('69) ~ Austin, TX Sunny, neon blue skies and supposed to get to 77 today **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Don Sorenson (N A B) Re: Radio Stations To: All Bombers Great stuff and history on radio listening. I can't tell you how many times I slowly turned the dial to pick up the faintest hint of another radio voice. Loved every minute of it even after Dad would yell to "turn that thing off and go to bed!". Anyway my 2 cents on this subject: when I arrived in 1975 KALE was the hot ticket. KORD was the other choice for rock and roll. But I think they signed off before midnight. KALE on the other hand would sign off on Sunday night or early Monday a.m. and be back on at 5 or 6 a.m. Walla Walla KUJ was another good one to get but I had to wait until night time to pick it up on the Buick's radio. Could be I never had my antenna all the way up. Anyway I have found some photos taken in the Desert Inn about a broadcast KALE was doing for G.E.'s Health Instrument Dept. In the first photo the piece of equipment they are displaying is an old analytical tool they used in the Isolation building in 200 W. Also known as 231-W or more currently 231-Z. It was used to analyze the purity of plutonium solution. The other photos will have displays of old film badges and the like. Also some "on location" radio broadcasts. One last thing: who was Miss Flame? -Don Sorenson (N A B) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Funeral Notices >>Evelyn Evans Vallely ('64) ~ 12/11/45 - 2/17/07 >>Bob Parsons ('61) ~ 11/1/42 - 2/14/07 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/23/07 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 9 Bombers sent stuff: Jim Doyle ('49). Ralph Myrick ('51) Patti Mathis ('60), John Browne ('61) Barbara von Olnhausen ('62), Jeff DeMeyer ('62) Darlene Napora ('69), Phil Jones ('69) Sonny Parker ('81) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Myrna Branum ('57WB) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Thomas Peashka ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Barb Collings ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jil Lytle ('82) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Jack Morrow ('52) & Pat Ackley ('53) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim Doyle ('49) To: Lorin St. John ('55) Saw your post requesting info on "The Orphans", Richland's semi-pro baseball team. I played on the last Orphans team during the summer of 1949. The roster included some of us just out of high school, older players and a few ex-pros. It was an excellent ball club and played in the "Blue Mountain League", which included teams from Pasco, Kennewick, 3 from Yakima, Prosser and Walla Walla. Our two top pitchers were Les Logg (only two years out of pro ball) and Gene Conley ('48), one of the greatest athletes ever. We won most of our games but one loss I will never forget: We were playing in a semi-pro tournament in Prosser (don't remember the Team). Conley was pitching, bottom of the 9th, two outs, no score. Gene walked a man who then stole second. An easy ground ball was hit to Larry Berry, an excellent infielder, at second. The ball took a bad hop, went between his legs and they won the ball game. Conley had pitched a no hitter and lost! Listed below is the roster. Managers: Bob Kirkpatric and Roy Fowler Pitchers: Les Logg, Gene Conley, Herm Toner, Joe Denny, Dale Gier ('48) Catcher: Will eisenheimer Infield: (1b) Pappy Freeman, (2b) Laney Berry, (ss) Jim Doyle ('49), (3b) Bob Kirkpatric and Lou Sringer. Outfield: Gene McKay, Don Richey (47-RIP), Ben Smart, Pat Sheeran ('48-RIP), Sherm Clark, Bill Hinson ('50-RIP), Al Miller, Dale Gier ('48) and Ross Pierce. Hope this helps. -Jim Doyle ('49) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ralph Myrick ('51) My granddaughter, Emily is seven years old and in the second grade. Her mother is Cassy ('93). Well, I received a phone call from Cassy to give me a bit of information that she thought I should know and appreciate. I want you to know that I really, really appreciated it and I did almost fall of my chair laughing. This is what happened. Emily's second grade teacher gives each of her students a question to answer. She writes the question and response and sends it home with the students' evaluation. Ready, here goes. From out of the mouth of babes. The question that Emily was asked was, "Who do you think would make a good president of the United States?" Emily's answer, "My Papa, he is nice and knows a lot about police stuff!" Isn't that a kick? Now, you all know who to vote for, huh? The reason she said I know a lot about police stuff is because I am a volunteer police officer for Richland. I have been for about 15 years. How about your grand kids? Have some cute sayings? Share them. -Ralph Myrick ('51) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Patti Mathis Wheeler ('60) To: Jim Schildknecht ('66) - didn't know his email, so sent it here. I printed up a picture for my Dad that you had sent in, or someone had, of the softball team sponsored by Terteling. My dad immediately said "Hey, there's Bill... he talked often of the team." My dad and your dad were great golfing buddies, but the spelling of your last name threw me, so I never put 2 and 2 together. In fact your dad actually came to my house once to help my dad put in a new outdoor sprinkler faucet for me. My Dad's name is Jim Mathis, and his favorite golf course was Sham Na Pam. And his favorite buddy there was your dad. Does that ring a bell? -Patti Mathis Wheeler ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: John Browne, Jr. ('61) Re: Black box revisited My thanks to Don Sorenson for the great pics of old "outside the studio" radio- especially those street scenes. The 3 mike stands wired together is also quite a still life... What I wish that I could read easily, though, is that black box, with its lid open, and a poster with a pitch to potential donors that incorporates the image of "falsies" as an enticement to contribute... something. (Gary B, if you run across this item on eBay, pass the word- OK?) ^..^ -John Browne, jr ('61- Class of the well-balanced inversion) On a grey day in the Puget Sound, where it's slightly too warm to snow. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Barbara von Olnhausen ('62) Re: KORD Radio I remember listening to KORD circa '63/'64 when the announcer said a soldier recently returned from Japan had donated an album - apparently the lyrics of some of the songs were too racy and the album wasn't allowed in his home by his mother, notwithstanding the fact they were not in English. He played one of the songs, which was very upbeat. Everyone called and said to keep playing it. The name was unpronounceable to the announcer, so he just called it "Sukiaki" and shortly thereafter it was played by that name all over the US - still have an LP with a Lawrence Welk version just because it was "homegrown." -Barbara von Olnhausen ('62) ~ Redmond, WA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jeff DeMeyer ('62) Re: Missing classmates NEED HELP FINDING THEM I need help finding our following lost classmates,Any leads will be appreciated, Herbert Blevins Carol Buchanna Doug Burns Keith Curtis Barry Dahl Richard Dean Carol Desoto Taylor Ron Dykes Ken Elliot Roger Farber Margaret Gibson Tucker Patrican Hahn Clark Hall Linda Hanson Toth Tom Harom Faye Heneghen Dukes Richard Henderson Joyce Herbel Loland Mike Holcomb Cecil Howard Gearld Hooper Lesie Lang Dalton Freddie Lenhart Doug Lukins Mike Mageehon (Now Knowen As Quinton Jessop) Phil Maxfield Ben Miles Paul Petersen Carole Petterson Graham Babette Petty Nelson Kleo Pomeroy Steven Schell Rod Shanks Margaret Smith Bill Stainken Suzanna Tabbert Llyod Taylor Sue Tomlinison Yount Laurel Vlacil Murry Walter Webb Linda Whitaker Dave Wilson Valeree Workmea Offerman Yvonbne Wright Darris Yeager Jerry Liddell Melinda Mapel Cathy Wilson Don Skidmore This is for our up coming 45th class reunion. Any leads will be appreciated... Email me or call me. Thanks, -Jeff DeMeyer ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Darlene Napora Shuley ('69) Re: Texas BBQ Correction My old age is showing plus I haven't been to Lockhart for ages. After talking to my husband and looking on line, I realized that the BBQ place in Lockhart that I was remembering was not Black's (although Black's is more famous), but Kreuz Barbeque (pronounced Krites). On the Web: It shows that they have a new building called Kreuz Market, but they still serve their BBQ on brown butcher paper with no sauce as the owners say, "good barbecue doesn't need sauce." -Darlene Napora Shuley ('69) ~ Austin, TX 48 this morning and 80s this afternoon **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Phil Jones ('69) I've been off this site for years and forgot how much fun it is. My old friend Jim Schildknecht ('66) contacted me and told me I would enjoy the recent photos and conversations about the great Richland softball days. He was right. It's awesome to catch up and see the old photos and read the comments. I will get around, at some point, to send in some that I have too from my Dad's scrapbook (Jimmy Jones) When he died in 2000, I went though his huge scrapbook with all of that stuff and found some treasures. Jim's pictures remind me of a great piece of my history with my Dad. He never tired of telling stories of those old softball days and the names of all the guys who I grew up watching and idolizing. My Dad started here after his Navy stint in 1947, I think, and hit his best days in the mid '50s, a little after the great Tertling teams with Eddie Feigner, Billy Schildknecht, Pappy Freeman and 3 guys who made up the original King and His Court team (if I remember correctly - and please correct me if I'm wrong you old timers) Meade Kinser, Kenny White and Jerry Jones. I will dispute the statement however, calling the "Glory-days ending in 1954. My Dad's Pleiss-Davis team won state in 1956 beating Shamrock Tavern from Longview and the great "Big-horse" Stan Sparks. The quality was still pretty good after 1954, even without Eddie who was touring by than. I was in the Shamrock Tavern in Longview a couple of years ago and enjoyed the old softball pictures hanging in there. They had great teams and I remember stories of Sparks and their first baseman, Whitney Nelson I think his name was. Two old stories come to mind. The first one has it that one night in the early fifties my Dad was pitching (maybe for the American Legion) at the old Memorial Park by Howard Amon. In those days you could drive your car up and park outside the outfield fence and watch the games. (I think this park went in around '47 because my Dad told stories of them sandbagging the perimeter of the new park to avoid the flood waters of '48 - I think. I also think my Dad faced Feigner one time in the Bomber Bowl) I was a baby and my Mom parked outside the left field fence to watch the game from our car. In the bottom of the 7th, Billy Schildknecht hit a game winning Go-home run off my Dad. It cleared the fence, hit our car and broke the windshield. Now that's a tough loss! As a kid, my Dad introduced me to Jim Clatworthy at the bowling alley. Jim as quite a bowler. I remember my Dad telling me he was a great balls and strike umpire but professed that there was no such thing as a curve ball. Jim claimed it was an optical illusion. I remember my Dad trying to impress upon Jim the fact that Jim's bowling ball curved and so did my Dad's curve ball. I don't think it changed Clatworthy's theory. These are great memories and pictures and I'll have to start tuning in to the Sandstorm again. Thanks Jimbo for the pictures, stories and tip to check this site out again! -Phil Jones ('69) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** From the new ALL Bomber Alumni GuestBook. >>From: Sonny Parker ('81) Thursday 02/22/2007 8:29:18am COMMENTS: What ever happened to the idiots who cut down the giant tree in front of the cafeteria, in the compound? I believe they were from the class of 1980. The rumor was... they never were allowed to graduate. Is *that true? -Sonny Parker ('81) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/24/07 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 10 Bombers sent stuff: Dick McCoy ('45), Anna May Wann ('49), Lorin St. John ('55) Ann Bishop ('56), Burt Pierard ('59), Dave Hanthorn ('63) Jim Hamilton ('63), Dennis Hammer ('64), David Rivers ('65) Jim Schildknecht (66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Carol Converse ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Nancy Wick ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Joan Morris ('66) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dick McCoy (Tin Can Class of '45) Re: Old Man's I couldn't resist one more story on softball. Some of you grandpas may even remember it. One Saturday afternoon a very long time ago, about 1960, some of us has-beens were holding up the bar at the Uptown Tavern. The talk turned to the great softball teams and players of Richland's past. Someone mentioned that, if we knew so much, why not form a team and get into the Old Man's league. We immediately became enthused, without acknowledging that knowing and execution are not always the same. Bernie Sauressig, who was, as usual, working the pinballs, took a rare interruption and looked at us as if we were bonkers. Tommy Voltenpest (RIP), the Commander of the Bar, chimed in that the Tav would sponsor us if we proceeded. After a couple of hilarious practices we accepted a non- league pick-up game with the Frontier Tavern boys who had heard about our team. When we arrived at the park, we noticed the opposition was composed mostly of recent High School Jocks, while we were hopelessly out of shape. Our stalwarts were Ray Conley ('46-RIP) at 1B, Bob "Hop-Along" Cassidy (RIP) at 2B or short, sometimes both, Paul Alley at 3B. There was a committee in Right, Bernie the skeptical in center, and yours truly in left. I had an additional problem, I had refused to submit to eyeglasses, and I sort of couldn't see. It was a mystery to me when the ball left the bat, but I could pick it up as it left the infield. Some young brute hit a towering shot to me, and I finally picked it up and raced toward the fence, which arrived with me and the ball at the same time. The ball went off the heel of my glove and flipped over for a homer. The highlight of the game. We got pounded pretty good to zilch, and repaired to the Tavern. Tommy was waiting, and couldn't stop laughing. He had seen the disaster and said we wouldn't win a game the rest of the year, but, charitably, would reward our efforts with a pitcher of beer for every run we scored. That picked us up plenty. In our first league game, Wes Leichty and his catcher showed up, which completed our lineup. FYI, the Old Man's League was not slow pitch, and boasted some good fast pitchers, such as Wes, Jay Liddingham et al. Johnny Bloom (RIP) pitched too, but he threw a very high blooper, which was dang hard to hit. I digress. After that game, we trooped into the Tav. Tommy, with his usual grin asked if we won, and did we score. Paul Alley sauntered by and replied, "Yes, Thirteen pitchers to nothing." We had a great time that evening, but Tommy rescinded his offer for future games. -Dick McCoy (Tin Can Class of '45) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ann Thompson, aka Anna May Wann ('49) Re: Running for President To: Ralph Myrick ('51) You have my vote!! Just think where you could go with all of the Bombers behind you!! Hillary wouldn't stand a chance. -Ann Thompson, aka Anna May Wann ('49) ~ Cloudy Bothell, WA where it looks like more rain **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Lorin St. John ('55) Re: Richland Orphans To: Jim Doyle ('49) Thanks for the information about the Richland Orphans. I did not remember that so many high school "kids" played on the team. When I attended a few of the games at Richland I had a temporary job of selling Coke during the game. I made a few cents which was enough to satisfy a boy of 10 or 11; so I was not paying that much attention to what was transpiring on the baseball diamond. As soon as the Tri- City Braves arrived in 1950 in the Tri-Cities (a 3rd place finish in the Western International League) under the managership of Charlie Peterson); the "semi-pro" town teams disappeared from the scene. -Lorin St. John ('55) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ann Bishop Ousley ('56) Any legal beagles out there with expertise in Washington law concerning wills? I need a question answered. -Ann Bishop Ousley ('56) ~ Texarkana, AR 70s and 80s the last few days. Looks like "Sprang R here". **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Burt Pierard ('59) To: Don Sorenson (N A B) Re: "Who was Miss Flame?" from your 2/22/07 post I wasn't ignoring your question. I just wanted to wait a day to see if anyone had the final answer, that is, I know the story but not her identity. But I'm getting ahead of myself so here's the story. As background, in the '40s & early '50s, Fire Prevention Week was one of the big community celebrations with week-long demonstrations and school projects and culminating with the big Saturday Parade which essentially everyone in town attended, either as a participant (even kids on bicycles) or observers and then a big event in the Park Saturday night. In 1950, someone came up with the gimmick to run a contest having an unknown lady playing "Miss Flame" and a cash prize for whoever could be the first to identify her. She was dressed in a long red gown, red flamed tiara, long black wig, and a red "Lone Ranger" type mask. She would appear at various events during the week (see the October 13, 1950 pictures of a stop in front of the old Post Office on Knight St.) and speak with a disguised voice. A local radio station (I assume it was KALE) would broadcast daily clues to her identity. As I recall (and I'm really shaky here), she turned out to be some secretary from out in the Project, perhaps the 300 Area. Bomber Cheers, -Burt Pierard ('59) ~ Richland **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dave Hanthorn (Gold Medal Class of '63) Re: Bombers at the Seattle Home Show - its a small world This past week I have been helping an old buddy (NAB) from WAZZU with his business at the Seattle home show. The other morning I had a few spare moments before the show started, so I decided to look around at some of the other booths to see what was for sale. I struck up a conversation with a friendly young man at a booth a couple of aisles over from our booth. During the course of the conversation, the young man happened to mention that he used to live in the Tri-Cities, so I (of course) immediately asked him which town, to which he replied "Richland", and then said he had gone to high school there. "You're a BOMBER!" I exclaimed, and he smiled and said he was. I told him I was from the class of '63 and he said he was from the class of '80, and that he had played on the Bomber basketball team that had won the state championship in 1979. "WOW", I said, "I saw that game, it was the last time the Bombers won the state basketball title." He agreed, and we talked some more about all of the great Bomber players both from his "era" and from mine. All too soon it was time for the home show to start and I had to get back to "my" booth, but I had a big smile the rest of the day. Since this young man told me he reads the Alumni Sandstorm nearly every day, I want to say a big "HELLO" to my new Bomber friend, Larry Davis ('80). To: Barbara von Olnhausen ('62) Re: Sukiyaki It was in 1963 that the song was played on KORD every day. I can remember clearly hearing that song on the school bus on the way home from school every day, and then again in the evening listening to the radio and goofing off when I was supposed to be doing my homework. One day, the DJ at KORD that had "discovered" the song, called the recording studio in Tokyo and made arrangements to speak to the male singer of the song. Sure enough, the next day when the DJ called back, they put the singer on the line to do the interview. The only trouble was, the poor guy only knew about two words of English, so the interview didn't go very well. But KORD kept playing that song every day, until we were all pretty sick of it. Then the DJ decided he would send the song to one of the big record labels in California, and they decided they liked it and got the rights from the Japanese studio to release the song here in the states. Well, you guessed it, just about the time the song started dying down in the Tri-Cities, it became a HUGE hit nation wide, and so of course then ALL the radio stations (including KORD) started playing that song all of the time. By the time it had run its course as a national hit (it was into 1964 by this time) I was so sick of that song I never wanted to hear it again. And to this day, it is the one "oldie" that will never be part of my "oldies" collection. -Dave Hanthorn (G.M.C. '63) ~ from sunny Mercer Island, WA where the air still has a chill despite the sun. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim Hamilton ('63) You're sixteen, you're beautiful and you're mine 16,226 days after our first date, "My hands are shakin' and my knees are weak" Happy Birthday to the Forever Young and Always Lovely Miss Nancy jimbeaux p.s. Did I say "sixteen", I meant "sixteen". Like I always say, "If you didn't know how old you were, how old would you be?" p.s.s. She still makes my palms sweat -Jim Hamilton ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dennis Hammer ('64) Re: "Sukiyaki" by Kyu Sakamoto I thought about posting something on "Sukiyaki" about six months ago when I was reading about it, but what I read didn't match what I remembered. I wanted to see if others had remembered the way I had. As I remember the DJs at KORD said someone had brought it back from Japan while on vacation, and I am certain that they said that KORD had gotten the exclusive right to play the song for 30 days. My research says that Louis Benjamin of Pye Records in England brought it back to have an English cover made. Meanwhile, DJ Rich Osborn of KORD got a copy and started playing it, but nothing says how he got his copy. I also remember that after it became a nationwide hit an English language version was released, but was not well received. It is a sad song about a guy walking along looking up so his tears won't fall because of his broken heart. I don't think it translated very well. The following site has the words in Japanese and English. I also remember when Kyu Sakamoto was killed in that crash of JAL flight 123. It was the worst single-plane crash in history; the worst ever being when those two 747s collided on the runway in the Canary Islands. I had know the general cause of the crash, but Wikipedia has a lot of other interesting information about it. -Dennis Hammer ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David Rivers ('65) Re: Birthday... birthday birthday She's a total fox... yup... she was snatched from our midst before the '65er boys ever had a chance... I just marvel at the number of Col-Hi romances that have lasted decades... being kinda a nomad I am so proud and excited of the kids from our school who have been together since High School... I won't even try and mention any here because I know I would miss many since I can't possibly know all of them... so anyway this girl was caught and kept by the mentor of trolling to all jr. classmen who came after... but we all watched and learned (stole that line from Terry Davis (Knox-'65)... that's what he always tells young actors as he is about to emote... )... this girl hasn't changed... I mean it... hasn't changed a bit since school... well I suppose she is much wiser having spent all this time with Jimbeaux ('63)... I sure hope the 24th is a wonderful day for her... HAPPY BIRTHDAY NANCY WICK SOMETHINGOROTHER (I'll never forget ol' what'shisname)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David Rivers ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim Schildknecht ('66) To: Patty Mathis Wheeler ('60) Yes, what a great connection there! My Dad, Bill Schildknecht, picked up golf more seriously after his body began to take longer to repair itself after all of that softball infield dirt pounding time. He, like many of us do, became obsessed with the game of golf. His best pals and constant foursome friends were JIM MATHIS, BILL RICHMOND and BOB QUALHEIM. They would play 2 to 3 times a week - as long as the ground wasn't frozen - for many years. I recall they liked to rotate from West Richland to Sham Na Pum. I did get in trouble of couple of times in High School trying to sneak into our Cottonwood ranch house just before dawn, but getting intersected by Dad as he was coming out the door to head to the course. Not good. Say hello to your dad for me. To: Phil Jones ('69) Yep, I heard the same story many times... how Dad lined a game-winner over the left field wall of Memorial Park to break Jimmy's windshield... boy, double humility. Phil, you probably tried to catch it. And yes, great softball carried on long into the late '50s. Dad's scrapbook entries became less frequent after ~ '56. By then, he was getting into his mid-to-late 30s, and had 4 or 5 kids around the house. I think this is when he broke out the golf clubs. For all to note, Phil and I have known each other as good friends for many, many years... and saw first hand the level of respect our dads had for each other as players and citizens. A personal view, probably shared by many: Fast pitch softball was big- time around here in that era because of the great pitching. Feigner, Jones and Leichtey were the best, but there were many others considered to be very good. Great fast pitch throwers had to be dedicated to their skill. The quantity of high-end fast pitch throwers began to gradually decline after that, not just here, but everywhere, causing a transition to the popularity of slow pitch. Most of us that were able to play it (I actually got in two years before moving to slow pitch), or watch it, had tremendous appreciation for it's similarity to baseball. It was a bit sad to see that as the old pitching greats "retired", there were not many being readied (coached) in the pipeline to carry forward. Anyway... We gotta think those guys have a league up there in heaven, and they get to spend all day throwing and hitting the ball around... To: Jim Doyle ('49) Good stuff on the Richland semi-pro baseball team, the Orphans. I didn't know about them in particular. My Dad did tell me that some guys did both, played s-p baseball and f-p softball. Was there possibly another local s-p baseball team at that time called the Merchants? He had indicated he played for them one or two seasons, mostly as pick-up for tourneys?? Also, any answers to these Trivia questions would be great - Were there two Denney boys, Joe and Bob? Was Will Meicenheimer ('50-RIP) called "Moose" or "Mouse"? I had heard both nick names. In either case, it would make sense. He was a big guy with a huge laugh. What is known about Bob Kirkpatrick? He made all-state in '49, played short stop for the American Legion softball team, is mentioned frequently in local clippings. I just didn't hear much about him from my Dad or others in later years. Did he hang around the Tri-Cities? Roy Fowler was my baseball coach for most of my journey through youth baseball in Richland, his boy Mike was a team mate. Roy was a gold- plated man, great coach, wonderful person. He and Dad were very good friends. I played for him through Pony, Colt and Legion. He is legendary in Richland youth baseball. Didn't he always possess a cut of Chuck Connors?! I saw Roy last when we attended David Sonderland's ('66) mom's (Rose) funeral, maybe 6-7 years ago (?). To: Brad Upton ('74) Great story on your dad's (Dick) "whupping up" on that prize fighter. That's one that I had only briefly heard about from Dad. But your version is too good!! That has to be in your material, right?! -Jim Schildknecht ('66) ~ still home finishing up a 4-day bout with the flu bug, almost ready to go out and hit a bucket of balls ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/25/07 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Wally Erickson ('53), Gary Behymer ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rochelle Seholm ('97) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Wally Erickson ('53) To: Jim Schildknecht ('66) & Brad Upton ('74) Re: Terteling Team photos The photos you guys sent in with Ed Feigner and his team mates were great!! I have a thought about the photos... what do think of contacting the National Senior Softball Hall of Fame? I would think they would be very interested in copies of your photos. It would also be great to share with everyone that's interested in the history of softball. It's just a thought, but I believe it would be great addition to their memorabilia if they don't already have copies. There's someone else we haven't mentioned; this person is before your time. Her name is Marilyn Richey ('53-RIP). Her brother was Don Richey ('47-RIP). I can still see Marilyn pitching those accurate "fastballs" over the plate in softball. She was very athletic in the sport of softball. I think possibly there were very few of us guys who could hit off her. To: Ann Clatworthy Weyerts-Hogshead ('54) I'd forgotten about your Dad Jim Clatworthy umpiring; I do remember he was a pretty good bowler however. There's one thing I still have a vivid memory of... that was the "snow woman" he would make every winter snow season. He used food coloring for the clothing. This snow woman was very well endowed similar to Dolly Parton!! I also remember Jim placing a woman's hat on her, was that your Mom's hat?? Everyone driving on Thayer Drive couldn't help notice seeing this beautiful snow woman on the corner of Thayer Drive and Putnam St. -Wally Erickson ('53) ~ Still getting snow off and on near Coeur D'Alene **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary Behymer ('64) Re: Richland Bomber Football web site... Richland Bomber Football web site... can you spot the 'glaring' problem? Richland Bomber Football Blog Log is at this URL. Happy 29th birthday to Carol "Pink Shoelaces" Converse ('64) on the 24th. You're a treasure! Use your Captain Midnight decoder ring to understand the following... MINERSTOPNOTCHHUDSONS -Gary Behymer ('64) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/26/07 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers and Don Sorenson sent stuff: Jim Doyle ('49), Linda Thomas ('68), Don Sorenson (N A B) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Debbie Lukins ('78) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim Doyle ('49) To: Jim Schildknecht (66) Glad you enjoyed my post on the "Orphans". To address your questions: Will Meicenheimer ('51 RIP) was known as "Mouse". He was an excellent catcher, both hitting and fielding. And yes, he was big. About 225 lbs. But he could move around pretty good. About Joe Denny, I don't remember him having a brother but he very well could have had one. About Bob Kirkpatric, I lost track of him after the 1950 Softball season. He worked construction so he might have left the area. You're right about Roy Fowler. He was one of the finest men I've ever met. I learned more baseball from him that season than from any other coach I ever had. He had played quite a few seasons of pro-ball as a short stop. Until that year all I had ever played was third base. He's the one that made me into a short stop. And yes, he did kind of remind me of Chuck Connors. About the Richland Merchants, I'm pretty sure they were founded the next year. By that time I was playing for Prosser since they had gotten me a pretty good summer job. And yes, a number of us played both baseball and softball. As part of the deal to play for the Orphans the business manager got jobs for Conley ('48), Mouse and me at the Benton County PUD. After school was out Conley went on vacation for two weeks with his parents. Mouse and I started work right away. About a week later we were told to report to practice at a field in Kennewick. When we showed up we learned that it was for softball and that we were expected to play both baseball AND softball if we expected to keep our jobs (the pay was pretty good for that period). Neither of us had ever played the game (softball). The PUD had imported a great pitcher named Jonny Pierson from Portland and expected to jump into softball in a big way. When Conley got back he found out about the softball deal and nixed the job. Can you imagine a guy as large as Gene playing softball? I only played one more year of softball; with Jimmy Jones great Farmers Insurance team of 1950. I was playing at WSC during that period and I was convinced softball would screw up my baseball swing. Hope this answers your questions. -Jim Doyle ('49) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Linda Thomas Richardson ('68) To: Phil Jones ('69) Do you remember an "older woman" from the class of '68 who would occasionally pick you up as you were walking to school... she drove an orange Corvair with baby moon hubcaps... what a machine! -Linda Thomas Richardson ('68) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Don Sorenson (N A B) Re: Glaring Problem To: Gary Behymer ('64) Would the glaring problem be the B-17? -Don Sorenson (N A B) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/27/07 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Bill Berlin ('56), David Rivers ('65) Jeff Michael ('65), Jim Schildknecht (66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marilynn Working ('54) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Dick Roberts ('49) & Carol Tyner ('52) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bill Berlin ('56) One of my college mates sent this to me, we are about the same age, and it sure brought back summer memories to me when I was growing up in Richland. I did not know of McDonald's nor gas prices growing up and going to Lewis & Clark, but a lot of it is familiar and thought the Sandstorm readers and fellow Bomber mates would enjoy it too. -Bill Berlin ('56) ~ Anacortes, WA where it is too cold to be laying on the grass looking at the rain clouds. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David Rivers ('65) Re: "Sukiyaki" by Kyu Sakamoto Here's how I remember it... I was walking up from the Uptown past the cemetery then crossed the street... Carol Meyers ('65) and I were walking to the school for something... don't remember what... just remember we were and we had a radio which makes me think we were driving since I never got the transistor radio I wanted a year or two earlier for Christmas... but that's another story... but I recall us walking... the DJ received a copy of the album from a lady who had brought it from Japan and asked if he would play it... he would and he did... and he played it and played it and everybody asked him to play it some more... he couldn't pronounce the name so he called it Sukiyaki... and he kept saying it was by Sakamoto Kyu... not sure if we learned that his name was wrong till it came out several months later as a 45... that's my story and I'm stickin' to it... Vegas was full of Richlanders this weekend... Brian Johnson ('65), Pete Overdahl ('60), and Kathy Hoff Conrad ('64) were all in town. Touched base with Pete and Brian but only played phone tag with Kathy... I think it has something to do with a stairmaster but not sure... Anyway... it sure is good to be a Bomber! -David Rivers ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jeff Michael ('65) Hey there Bombers and Bomberettes... So, with the 6 - day weeks and some times a couple weeks at a time with no break, I've barely had time to read the Sandstorm; let alone write to it. But did want to share a special moment with you guys/gals. I was working a corporation event a few weeks ago and they had hired a couple bands to play for the Saturday night party. They were working as the "Big Ball Stars". Some of you not-so-oldies fans may figure out why that moniker. I'm going to give you some names of the members of the band and see if you can tell me what they play and who with. Robin McAuley, Robyn Wood, Teddy Zig Zag, Chris Slade and a couple other guys who's names escape me at the moment. I had the pleasure of introducing the members, helping with the sound/staging and then dj'ing the "after party". Pretty cool duty! So, most days, you can find me on Shelter Island, San Diego, CA working with 8 - 12 other guys to get an 85' yacht restored for use this Spring. She's quite the mess, as Occidental Collage, the owner for the last 30 years kept falling short of enough funds to keep her ship-shape. She was originally built in 1962 for Mr. Van Camp (tuna canning, etc.) as his personal yacht. He had a replacement built about 10 years later and gave this boat to the college as a research/educational vessel. Literally thousands of school kids went out on her over the years on one-day and half-day excursions to see the critters that live in the ocean. She lived in L.A. harbor. Somewhere around 25 college students earned their PhDs after doing projects and writing papers about their research while on VanTuna. The more curious of you will Google "VanTuna" and look at some of the many websites that are about the vessel and the many students. Lots of pictures, too. So, between gigs and boats, I've had a busy and enjoyable winter. I'll be back for a couple days the second weekend in March... got a wedding to do at Stoneridge in Pasco. Hoping for pretty weather for the bride and groom. Oh, I'm sending a photo of the Big Ball Stars, including some of the corp guys and me with the lead singer. Enjoy... -dj jeff Michael ('65) ~ in blustery San Diego, CA where even in the dead of winter we had forest only once or twice about 35 miles inland. Have had a bit of rain in February and snow to the East down as low as 3500 ft elevation. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim Schildknecht (66) Re: 2 More Baseball Pictures I discovered a couple of interesting photos yesterday, and did the best I could to scan them in for use on the website. One newspaper photo, dated August 9, 1954, is of the 1954 Richland "Y" Merchants, with lots of familiar faces. Those wearing beards were promoting the upcoming Frontier Days celebrations. The quality of the clipping was not good, but I think it is presentable. The other photo, also not of high standard, was printed in the ITT News, June 10th, 1966. Its a photo of the 1966 Richland American Legion team, sponsored by ITT Federal Services. This team won the 1966 Columbia Basin SE Washington American Legion title. Thanks, -Jim Schildknecht (66) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/28/07 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers sent stuff today: Bud Bartlett ('51), Bill Berlin ('56) Ken Heminger ('56wb), George Barnett ('63) Karen Kleinpeter ('63), Rosalie Lansing ('63) Fran Teeple ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lola Heidlebaugh ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bud Bartlett ('51) Re: Softball and Baseball entries I have enjoyed reading entries about softball and baseball in the Alumni Sandstorm. Yesterday, Jim Doyle ('49) wrote about Bob Kirkpatrick. "Kirk" as he was known to his family and friends, was my uncle. Kirk played softball here in Richland from 1947 through the early 1950s and was named to the All-State Softball team at least twice as I recall. Once for short stop, and once for utility player. I am not sure about the years. Kirk was a very good athlete, and enjoyed working with the younger players. While he was co-manager with the Richland Orphans, I was their bat boy, and remember making a couple of trips to play the inmates at WallaWalla. Quite an experience for a young person. Kirk worked for G.E. as plumber-steam fitter in the 200 areas, was forced to retire for health reason in about 1960. He and his wife, Virginia, moved to Newport, WA where he passed away on March 16, 1981. -Bud Bartlett ('51) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bill Berlin ('56) Re: Sukiyaki The song "Sukiyaki" by Kyu Sakamoto was actually the theme song for the 1964 Olympics in Tokyo. I heard it in Tokyo, Naknek, AK and Frankfurt, Germany that year and a year later. -Bill Berlin ('56) ~ Anacortes, WA where I am going out for Japanese food tonight humming and eating Sukiyaki **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ken Heminger ('56wb) Re: KALE Corral The much talk about Radio stations in the Tri-City area brought to mind an event back in early 1955. I joined the Air Force along with Cliff Burchell, Bill Nicholls, Ron Snow and Clyde Bromley ('55). One night sitting in the barracks probably shining shoes, we came up with the idea to send a request to KALE Corral to our recruiting sergeant, Sgt. Foley in Pasco. After deciding on the appropriate song we sent it off. I don't remember who the DJ was at the time and never got to hear the actual presentation, but my dad wrote and told about it. I guess the DJ really made a big deal of it. I'm paraphrasing now; as it was a few years ago but the dialog went something like this. I received a letter from some boys that joined the Air Force and are currently taking basic training at Parks Air Force base in California. They would like to dedicate a song to Sgt. Foley the Recruiting Sergeant in Pasco. All you guys that are contemplating joining the Air Force might want to listen up. So here it is.. to Sgt Foley from the boys at Parks Air force base. "You told a lie and I believed you" I can understand that now in our world of political correctness, the left would have a field day with something like this, but back then it was intended to be funny and it was received as being funny. I learned later that Sgt. Foley was out of town at the time and didn't get to hear it, but he said he sure heard a lot about it when he got back, and he also thought it funny. -Ken Heminger ('56wb) ~ Great Falls, MT Foggy with about 3" of snow, and 25.5 **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: George Barnett ('63) Re: People Search To: Jeff DeMeyer ('62) Jeff, (and anyone else who may want it) I get real good info back from this site when searching for people, especially when I can narrow it down to a single state. Just use their FREE database for the search, they will try (of course) to sell you additional info. But, this often will give you a good start to narrow your search and often will include a good phone number. Last I heard, Roger Farber was living in the area of Stephenson?, WA. Possibly even the Dalles, OR. Hope this helps you and others who may want to find old friends out of the past. Bye Geo. -George Barnett ('63), P.I. and retarded cop. In Tucson, AZ where the reason is the season. Sunny skies, the front and back doors are open and Peg is after me to get off the computer and go "paint the damn hallway" **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Karen Kleinpeter Kroger ('63) Re: Sukiyaki After waiting a few days to see if anyone has the same memory I do, I decided to jump in. Here's my recollection about "Sukiyaki": During the 1962-'63 school year, the "Kobe Choir" from Kobe, Japan visited Richland to put on a concert. They added us to their schedule of larger cities because a few years earlier a Richland family had hosted an exchange student from Kobe. His name was Teddy Inamura, or something similar. The students in the choir stayed with Col-Hi families during the few days they were in Richland. One of them brought the "Sukiyaki" record to share with American students. From there it found a way to a local radio station. We gave the Japanese students trinkets to remember us by, and I gave away my "Richland Bomber" booster button. I'm curious to see if anyone else's memories match up with what I remember. -Karen Kleinpeter Kroger ('63) ~ Tieton, WA where it is 32 and the snow is trying to melt. I really like knowing how to make the sign. Thanks! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Rosalie Lansing Haag ('63) Re: Thank You and Blessings Thank You to everyone of you out there who took a minute and said a prayer for me in the last few weeks and dear mates who sent their well wishes. It has been 12 days since I had my brain surgery. I feel pretty darn good for an ole gal who has had far too many surgeries and health problems. However I don't think I would change one single thing. With this last procedure I was just so blessed to have had not only the number 1 best surgeon at UCSF, but the best nurses anyone could ask for. I just know that God knows where to put me when I am going to have a big problem. The surgery took 6 hours and my husband and daughter where kept informed several times throughout about my condition. I am obviously not a great candidate for any procedure because of anesthesia complications. But by gum this Bomber girl has lots of fight and lots of great adventures ahead. So I give many thanks to you all, and the biggest thanks my God, who without his hands I would have been gone many years ago. Just before I was to have my surgery, my Mommy who still lives in the Tri-Cities, got very ill and I flew home. Doctors gave her a day or two at best. Well guess what. She is doing just great today. She is in hospice care, but she is truly a strong Bomber mom. She has had just so many close calls and still holds on. My daughter says she is still quite feisty. Will be good to fly home and see her again when I am well enough. I must thank my brothers Dean ('60), and Craig ('62), for being my heroes. They are always there and never fail the whole big family. -Rosalie Lansing Haag ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Fran Teeple Wolf ('68) Re: Old Records I am cleaning out, throwing out, and generally trying to simplify my home. Today I came across a single 45 rpm record by "The" Four Winds (quotes on the record itself). One side is Hear the Sound by Joe Keefe. The other side is The Enemy by Ken Finley. On both sides it says Kennewick Pub. Co. BMI-3:20 15772 and the address Box 591 Richland, Wash. Sound recorded by WESTLAND It was just in a pile of unrelated papers, so I have no ideas about it. Does this bring any memories to anyone? -Fran Teeple Wolf ('68) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for the month. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` January, 2007 ~ March, 2007