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 Alumni Sandstorm Archive ~ April, 2007
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16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 Richland Bombers Calendar website Funeral Notices website *********************************************** *********************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/01/07 ~ APRIL FOOLS' DAY ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 8 Bombers sent stuff: Carol Tyner ('52), Patti Cole ('52) Lolly Phillips ('57), Steve Carson ('58) Ed Quigley ('62), Donna Bowers ('63) Betti Avant ('69), Brad Upton ('74) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ed Mitchell ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bill Wedberg ('70) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Steve Minor ('73) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Carol Tyner Roberts ('52) Re: Sandstorm Renewal I'm on for the January date. I love simple. -Carol Tyner Roberts ('52) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Patti Cole Pierce ('52) Re: Sandstorm Delivery Problem Hey Maren. I haven't gotten my last 3 Sandstorms. Hope there isn't a problem. Thanks for all you do. -Patti Cole Pierce ('52) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Patti, Yes, there IS a problem... with EARTHLINK -- I didn't get my Sandstorm either!! Our newsletter mailing service (Net Atlantic) has undoubtedly been working on this for 3 days. With any luck at all today's Sandstorm will arrive in your inbox. -Maren] **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Elsa "Lolly" Phillips Schultz ('57) Re: Boise Bomber Lunch Boise, ID, area Bombers will be meeting for lunch at 12:00 pm on Saturday, April 14 at the Goodwood Barbecue Restaurant located at 7849 W Spectrum. Please email me if you live in the area and want to be included. -Elsa "Lolly" Phillips Schultz ('57) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Steve Carson ('58) I find it interesting that some of the classes have adopted nicknames like "The Blue Ribbon Class of '67". Cool. The Class of '58 should come up with our own tag line so as not to be lost in the anonymity of simply using a number. Any ideas? How about the Championship Class. -Steve Carson ('58) ~ Chicago ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Steve, ALL you '58ers can claim the FIRST BBall Championship Class. GOOD IDEA!! I sure would, if I was a '58er. -Maren] **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ed Quigley ('62) To: Ralph Myrick ('51) Hey Ralph, the John Baugher you're thinking about was the Richland doctor, and I'm pretty sure there's no relationship there, as he, and all 3 kids (Peter ('63), Pam ('65) and... ummmmm, Paul! ('72)) were all Bombers, who, as you know, are all wonderful people! :) -Ed Quigley ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Donna Bowers Rice (Gold Medal Class of '63) To: The Lansing Kids Rosalie, Craig and Dean: About 4 weeks ago, I stopped to see your mom because we had come north to be with Mike's ('60) sister Kathy ('58). I was so blessed. She was her normal, cheerful self, but I sensed a slight agitation from being tethered to the oxygen. That was just not her... she was always "doing" and I shall remember her dry sense of humor and her laugh to the end of my days. We were very proud to have you as our neighbors all through high school. You all are truly your beloved parents off springs and I feel blessed just having known her. I have the sad duty of calling my mom, Carolynn, who is 84 to tell her the sad news. What joy those 2 shared this summer in their meeting!!! Mother has now outlived all her friends in Richland and this will be especially difficult to tell her. Our thoughts and prayers are with your entire family. Love, -Donna Bowers Rice (GMC '63) ~ St. Louis, MO where we finally got some PNW rain this past couple of days-we needed it! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Betti Avant ('69) To: Pam Ehinger ('67) Pam, As I recall from my days in the WACs the letters for Sargent First Class are SFC. While working at Madigan in 2005 when we called a patient's name for X-ray it was by rank and last name or Mr. or Mrs. Some of the retirees of course had their rank on the paper work while others really didn't care and used Mr. so and so. At least once a day you'd call a name and the soldier would say something like it's not Cpl but Sgt. It took them a long time to catch up on promotions and a lot of times the soldier didn't tell them so the prior rank was on the paper work. I even had a guy one day tell me it's not Specialist anymore it's Mr. Everyone had their way of letting you know how it should be. -Betti Avant ('69) ~ Lacey, WA where some of the flowers are blooming and others budding **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Brad Upton ('74) Hey Maren, I haven't received my Sandstorm for 4 days. I've read about this happening to people before but it's never happened to me. Any advice? -Brad Upton ('74) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Brad, See my note to Patti Cole Pierce ('52) in this issue. Your Internet Service Provider (ISP) is part of Earthlink. -Maren] ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/02/07 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 8 Bombers sent stuff: Diane Avedovech ('56), Larry Mattingly ('60) Patti Mathis ('60), Judy Willox ('61 & '81) Ray Stein ('64), Lori Simpson ('70) Larry Davis ('80), Heidi Westlund ('87) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Larry Coryell ('61) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Diane Avedovech ('56) Re: Sandstorm Subscription fee Thank you, Bill Berlin ('56), for your suggestion that we automatically pay dues on January 1st each year for the Sandstorm. If that make it easier for everyone, especially for Maren and Richard, I'm all for it. The banner is a great idea. You have my vote! -Diane Avedovech ('56) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Larry Mattingly ('60) Re: Alaska Fireworks The pyro industry lost a fine pyro, a really nice guy, and a great friend a few weeks ago. Jerry Mignano of Jerry's Fireworks, Houston AK died suddenly of a cranial aneurysm on the way home from WinterBlast on the 24 of February. He was 43. I am off to Alaska Thursday to participate in a memorial to celebrate Jerry's life Saturday, the 7th, at Houston. All are invited to the party at 7 PM at the Houston Lodge and the Fire Station. There will be a large Fireworks display at 10 PM in his honor. There is more information at I hope to have the display set up early so I can be down at the Fire Station for the memorial. Any alums that attend please look me up. -J Larry Mattingly ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Patti Mathis Wheeler ('60) Re: Nancy Benedictson (Bomber Mom - RIP) I saw Nancy's obituary in the paper today [4/1] and know that her daughter, Pam ('64) graduated from Col-Hi. She was a wonderful lady that I will remember always. I know Pam sometimes visits this site, so hopefully she will see this. -Patti Mathis Wheeler ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Judy Willox (Classic Class of '61 & '81) To: Brad Upton ('74) Re: Missing Sandstorms Mike Davis done it. -Judy Willox (Classic Class of '61 & '81) ~ Richland ~ where the robins are singing once again and the trees are in bloom. Love my back yard canapy! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ray Stein ('64) To: Michelle Noga Watt ('95) Thanks for putting the link to the Jason Lee history website in your 3/21 posting: The class of '64 was the first class to go K thru 6th to Jason Lee. This picture shows some of those rascals back in the Spring of 1952, just after completion of the school. By 1953, we were a little better organized as evidenced by our 1st grade picture. If anyone can identify the unnamed classmates or has a correction, click the link on the page and let us know. The May 5th Jason Lee celebration sounds like fun! -Ray Stein ('64) ~ Mead, WA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Lori Simpson Hogan ('70) The infamous Bill Wedberg (alias Les Schwab) class of 70, also has a birthday on April 1st. -Lori Simpson Hogan ('70) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Larry Davis ('80) I was just back in the Tri-Cities this last weekend (from Maple Valley, WA) for Larry Jacobs' funeral and after talking to Bob ('70), Ben ('69) and Rich ('75) (3 of the 4 sons) we all concurred that it was a good send off. Larry would have wanted a good get together of friends and family ...he got it. Larry will be deeply missed but he'll live on in his family and friends. I think I'll always recall the image of Larry during the good old Bomber Basketball days home games with Bud Simpson toward the upper rafters seated at every game with their Green Bomber Booster Jackets on rooting the Bombers on to another win. It was great to see many faces from years past, some I even recognized. I've heard from many that the basketball gym floor and bleachers look great. I was not able to get to the school and check it out but does anyone have any comments regarding the "new" updated gym and floor? During my short trip I was also able to attend at least one other Bomber function, this being the JV Bomber Baseball game at Hanford. Now help me out! I understand my former team mate and friend Roger Chambers ('80) (Coach of the JV Squad) now has a win/loss record of 69-0. Is that true or am I off by a win or two? I would think that would be sports record of some sort. If not, at least it's a pretty darn respectable record. Now, I also had an opportunity to see another classmate, team mate and friend, Tim Doyle ('80), who is also helping to coach a JV squad. The only issue is that it was the wrong squad, he was wearing purple and gold not green and gold so I felt that I needed to say something about it. I know I gave him a ribbing or two as he'd walk out to coach first base. It was also good to see and talk with many of the fans that attended Saturday's game. Keep winning and I'll see you at State (if not before)! Go Bombs. -Larry Davis ('80) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** From the new ALL Bomber Alumni GuestBook. >>From: Heidi Westlund Dagle ('87) Sunday 04/01/2007 3:46:56pm COMMENTS: Hope to see you 1987 grads at the 20 year reunion in July! -Heidi Westlund Dagle ('87) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/03/07 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Bombers sent stuff: Gus Keeney ('57), Patti Jones ('60), Bob Cross ('62) David Rivers ('65), Robert Avant ('69), Greg Alley ('73) Shawn Schuchart ('78), Tim Doyle ('80) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Leslie Hutchinson ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Garry O'Rourke ('66) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gus Keeney ('57) Re: Deer Roping -Gus Keeney ('57) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) Earlier this week I came home to a phone message from lovely Dona McCleary Belt ('54). Three or four times this past year Dona and her husband Larry Belt ('57) had said to me that "I would have to come to visit their home in the spring". Their home is right below Red Mountain between West Richland and Benton City near where I live. They always seemed excited when they talked about me visiting. I knew it would be a wonderful time to talk outside of Club 40 and The All Bomber luncheon. When I heard Dona's message I was excited and relieved at the same time. I had been to the cemetery way toO many times for me this week. Going to the cemetery was not about my brother Joe's memorial. It was about getting a marker for Joe at my dad's grave as a surprise for my mom. (Joe's memorial will probably be in the summer in the Puget Sound area possible. Nothing definite from his wife Susanne yet.) Dona's message was to invite me to their home. When I called Dona she said it was to come see the Daffodils that Larry had planted that were almost all in bloom. Dona said for the first time "Larry had over 10,000 Daffodil bulbs planted during the past 28 years of their living there". I was floored, now under- standing their wanting me to come visit. I asked if my son and granddaughter Sabryna who is 11 could come along. Dona said "bring them". The following link is to Larry and Dona's story which was in Friday, March 30, 2007, Tri-City-Herald Mary Judd Hinz ('60) sent me the picture since she knows that I do not subscribe to the Tri-City Herald. I wanted my son Scott and his daughter to see them together and with me. Not telling them what they we're about to see Scott followed us to Dona and Larry's. Dona came out to greet us and tour the property. Still not sure what laid ahead we followed along to the first grouping of Daffodils. Then made the tour around the house to see the bulbs that Larry has so diligently laid out in the gardens surrounding their home. The Tri-city Herald was only a tid-bit of what we were to see. Larry finally appeared in his garden outfit with a Harley rap on his head carrying a bunch of chives he just picked wearing his all so welcome smile. Soup he had made was being finished in the kitchen. After introductions Scott and Larry went off ahead of us talking away. Dona with her wonderful description of each and every part of the gardens delighted us with her stories. When you walk with Dona you know you are walking in the gifts of God. In every garden there is Daffodil bulb after Daffodil bulb. Intertwined is a rose garden on one side. Tulips are peeking out throughout in some gardens. A huge Forsythia bush with its yellow flowers lines one of the Daffodil beds. There are little surprises through out that I had never seen in anyone's yard. Mirrors at one garden to enhance the Daffodils and other flowers. They have a funny story to tell about Dona and the mirrors. (Saving the story for them to tell.) The yard is shielded from the wind by the typical arbor that can be seen through out the Mid-Columbia. At the roadside there is a break in the arbor where you can see Red Mountain to the top. The same at the driveway. There is yard art neatly placed everywhere. One says love and another has Dona and Larry Belt on it. That is just two of many. Birds abound at the feeders. Each bird feeder is an art of it's own. Quail and babies visiting in the back yard where the feeding area is run freely amongst the bushes. Even God cooperated with wonderful weather. About the time we left the sky started to darken with rain clouds. Not long after Sabryna and I got home it poured rain. After we got completely around the house Scott needed to leave to go back to Western Washington. We said our good-byes. By then Larry and my granddaughter Sabryna were best friends. They went into the kitchen to get hot chocolate while Dona and I continued to talk, then headed into the house also. After a bowl of Larry's delicious soup the door bell began to ring and the next two or so hours were continuous people coming to visit their wonderful gardens. Amongst those, I am not sure I can remember all their names were many Bombers. Amongst our conversation a forgotten past of course came forth. Larry and I remembered that both of our fathers were bus drivers. As usual this opened a whole different door of conversation to the past. I knew I had known Larry back in school but that sealed the how we knew each other. What a pride to see what Dona and Larry have accomplished with their wonderful home. They both were delighted with each person that showed up. As Dona said "she made many new friends" that day. There is much more to the four hours we were there but hope everyone reading this enjoys what I have written and will some time get to visit Larry and Dona's. They are the couple who have a door open to everyone as was so true when we were growing up. Bombers Have Fun Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) ~ West Richland ~ Yes spring has come to Richland. Do not know what the temperatures are going to be from day to day, or whether the sun will shine but it is all so tolerable after a cold winter. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Cross ('62) Re: Bomber Dad Bob Cross, father of 5 bombers (Allan Cross ('59), Bobby Cross ('62), Carol Cross Llewellyn ('64), Maryjane Cross Marrett ('67-RIP) and Duane Cross ('79) and grandfather to 5 bombers is not doing so well. The doctors have told us a couple times that he has only weeks to live but he keeps proving them wrong. Due to his illness he cannot have any visitors but he can get phone calls and is usually very sharp (when he is not sleeping). If anyone would like to contact dad, please send me an email offline and I can send you his contact information. He does not read the Sandstorm but from time to time he gets enough energy to read his email on his computer. Dad and his younger brother Ken Cross (RIP) attended most of the Bomber home basketball games and many away games over the years. The two would spend hours discussing and arguing the merits of the players, the coaches and the refs. They spent many other hours watching their kids and grandkids participating in other Bomber events. Ken was father to two Bombers - Helen Cross Kirk ('62) and Roy Cross ('65) -Bob Cross ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David Rivers ('65) Re: Nuther birthday What fun... another birthday coming along in the Bomber group. This guy is a great pal of my boy Jackson Keeney's ('65)... In fact, last year this was the guy who was able to get Jack to admit he knew more than just three songs on the banjo at Kenny Johnson's ('65-RIP) party. This guy egged Keeney on and kept saying "what about this one... what about that one" till Jackson just kept cranking them out. I'd say this guy is truly an honorary '65er... that is if he'd admit to knowing any of us... I think he has always just tolerated us... but one thing is for sure... this kid can out eat any of us over at 2 bits on prime rib night... in fact... on Friday nights you'd best not get between this boy and his dinner(s). A great guy and one who is always there ready willing and able... HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO GARY 'STUMP' O'ROURKE ('66) on the 3rd of April! -David Rivers ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Robert Avant ('69) Re: Coach Wooden Since it is Final Four time again I got to experience one of the great pleasures of life. Fox Sports had a Chris Meyer interview with John Wooden. "The Wizard" is now a robust 96 years old and to say he remains sharp and insightful would be a classic in understatement. I had forgotten that he taught English for years and maintains that much of his mental acuity comes from still loving to read. It has been a privilege to share the world with such a man and see some of what he accomplished in his "youth". I really am not sure that he could not win 6-7 more NCAAs in a row with whomever he recruited and coached. Enough for now. Hope to see him again next year, same time, same sense of humor. -Robert Avant ('69) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Greg Alley ('73) Re: Eddie Feigner I am writing for my father-in-law Ron Feaster, a Bomber dad of Scott ('73), Kathy ('75) and Jim ('80). He moved here in 1953 from Yakima and was chosen to play against Eddie Feigner in 1954 with about 20 players and player manager Kenny Davis. The King and his Court was touring America and his players were made up of some of the before mentioned JA Terteling team from 1948. His court was Gordon Meilicke, Meade Kinzer, and Ken White. In 1954 the pitching mound was 42 feet away from home plate which gave him a huge advantage and was soon moved to 46 feet 6 inches the next year. Feigner had 19 windups, 14 deliveries, 12 curves and 5 speeds. He threw behind his back, between his legs, from 2nd base, from short outfield, and blindfolded. He also picked runners off first from behind his back. Ron got to play 2 innings and was struck out by his famous phantom pitch. He winds up, pops his glove and the catcher pops his and he swung and the ball wasn't even delivered. Part of his talent and part of the show. -Greg Alley ('73) ~ In spring like but cool Richland where its opening day of baseball and Richland`s own Travis Buck will start against the Mariners for the Oakland As. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shawn Schuchart Mabley ('78) To: Ralph Myrick ('51) Re: John Baugher A woman I work with who graduated from WallaWalla High School says that she went to school with him... so I assume he's a Blue Devil. -Shawn Schuchart Mabley ('78) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tim Doyle ('80) Larry, It was good to see you this week end. Yes, I'm helping out the Hanford JV baseball team and it is a little strange wearing purple and gold... especially after our time playing ball at WSU (a little too much like Husky colors). I'm working at Battelle and since Hanford is only 2 minutes from my office, I thought this would be a good way to scratch my coaching itch. I've been coaching my boys (8 & 10) for a few years now and in fact I'm still coaching my oldest son's Little League team. It makes for a long day coaching Hanford for two hours, then running to Little League, but it's actually a blast (my wife thinks I'm crazy). Roger Chambers does a great job with the Richland JV team and that whole staff (Ben Jacobs & Tim Ruane) keeps Richland baseball in pretty good hands. As you say, the record speaks for itself. If you get a chance, come back down when the Varsity squads hook up. I'm not the only Bomber on the Hanford staff. Paul Sinclair ('70) is the Varsity pitching coach. Baseball in the city of Richland is as strong as ever. -Tim Doyle ('80) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/04/07 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Patti Jones ('60), Helen Cross ('62), David Rivers ('65) Joyce Stinsman ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jan Nelson ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Nancy Erlandson ('67) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) To: Gus Keeney ('57), Re: Your Deer escapade I didn't know whether to laugh or cry Gus when I read your entry this morning. Then I had to check what I was reading a couple of times to see if it was really you Gus writing the escapade. Re-read again while writing this. Be careful with those wild critters. I can agree that corn fed deer would be good but find a better way to lure it home. If it is an urban legend story really enjoyed, but the way it is written it is definitely believable? No matter what I enjoyed reading what you wrote. State of Kansas is the only question????????? The story certainly played with the imagination! Now you have told all the Bombers be careful that your town doesn't find out the true story! Bombers do Have Fun -Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) ~ West Richland, WA - Temperatures going upward. Like the rain that has been coming in every few days. Clears the air. Candy Mountain, Red Mountain and Badger Mountain vegetation has the mountains aglow with green. Rattle Snake is to far away to tell. Still a little bit of snow at the top. with vegetation right now. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) Greetings fellow Bombers, I have just spent 2 wonderful days driving through some of the most fantastic mountains, and viewing more mountains from Mt. Erie, just south of Anacordes. Had dinner last night in LaConnor with Peggy Lewis Johnson ('62) and my non- Bomber friend. Peg has lived there for years. She told us of this wonderful find of Mt. Erie where you can drive to the top and also see great views of the Olympics and the San Juan Islands, and even Mt. Rainier at times. She also told us of some neat hikes we couldn't fit into our trip, but we sure saw a lot of great Washington sights including the tulips. Now tomorrow we go back to Tieton where Warren will preach for the Easter services at Highland United Methodist Church. He stayed behind to work on getting ready for this. As usual, we've loved traveling across the country and being back in Washington State. Will close wishing everyone Easter blessings. -Helen Cross Kirk ('62) P.S. I'll be back in Kennewick this Saturday to help my mom celebrate her 85th and go visit my uncle again, and of course, Elsie Walker, one of the sweetest human beings ever. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David Rivers ('65) Re: Bomber babe birthday! To paraphrase an old song, I believe the Frantics did back a while (But Pitts ('63) will correct me if I'm wrong)... Even a man who's heart is pure and says his prayers at night... can start trolling for younger chicks if he hangs around with Jimbeaux ('63) and Frank Osgard Jr(?) ('63WB) long enough... and so it came to pass, that this lovely '67 Bomberette fell into the arms of... shudder... a "big kid" ('63) aka "an older man" aka Budda Buddy... Now I ain't sayin' that's all bad... went with some '67 and '68 Bomberettes myself a time or two... but then of course I was a much younger man (boy) and have only recently even been allowed to sit at the Big Kids' table so long as I don't speak and don't spill my milk... So now it is time to wish a hardy HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO NANCY ERLANDSON BALLARD ('67)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David Rivers ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Joyce Stinsman Komac ('68) Re: Winery in Tri-Cities My youngest daughter and boyfriend are attending a wedding in Kennewick on May 19th. They will have some time to spend in Bomberland and she hasn't been there since she was very young. Now that she is grown she would like to visit local wineries. Any suggestions would be appreciated. -Joyce Stinsman Komac ('68) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/05/07 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 9 Bombers sent stuff: Dick Pierard ('52), Bill Witherup ('53) Bill Berlin ('56), Terri Royce ('56) Donna McGregor ('57), Gus Keeney ('57) Ed Wood ('62), Helen Cross ('62) Larry Davis ('80) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ann Pearson ('50) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dick Pierard ('52) Maren, I would be grateful if you would include your mailing address at the end so we can know where to send you our $24 checks. -Dick Pierard ('52) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Dick, We don't put any "snail mail" addresses in the Sandstorm, but if somebody wants it, I'll send it to them. -Maren] **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bill Witherup ('53) Two items: my birthday party at Green Lake Library on March 24th was well represented by former Col-High-ers. Donna McGregor Salazar ('57) came all the way from Espanola, NM, to help christen the banner she made for the Gene Debs Labor Ensemble. Donna knows how to paste in photos, I do not, and she may send some to the Sandstorm. Also present her sister and brother-in-law (Class of '52); Sandra Witherup Hankins ('59) and the band Jamais Trop Tard played Cajun music. John Browne Jr. ('61) performed some working class ballads. Item # 2. James McGrath, mentor to many of us who went into the art and literature (he was yearbook advisor and art teacher at Col-Hi 1952-1957) has a new book of poetry out: SPEAKING WITH MAGPIES: Poems by James McGrath. Sunstone Press 2007. The book opens with an introduction to how he made friends with a magpie when he was a student at Central in Ellensberg in 1946. As McGrath does not have a computer or do the internet, I want to provide his address if you would like a signed copy of this wonderful book of poetry. ($16.95 + mailing). James McGrath/POB 6452/Santa Fe, NM 87502. Thanks -Bill Witherup ('53) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bill Berlin ('56) To: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) When you were atop Mt. Erie, just south of Anacortes, you could have looked down and west at my house, which is just 2.7 miles from the top of Mt. Erie. Looking down and north you could have seen Dr. David Priebe ('57), DDS (Retired) new house in Anacortes on Guemes Channel. With another Bomber grad in LaConner, you were nearly surrounded by Green and Gold Alums and I am sure there are others around in the Valley or Mt. Vernon as well. Wish you could have stopped and had tea. -Bill Berlin ('56) ~ still in Anacortes, WA where we have rain after several great sunny days but cold nights. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Terri Royce Weiner ('56) Re: Tri-Cities Wineries To: Joyce Stinsman Komac ('68) I'm sure you'll hear this from other Bombers, but one of our own is the proprietor of the Kiona Winery. His name is John Williams, and he was in my class ('56). [John is married to Ann Rector Williams ('58)]. I think I've read that his son is running it now; but one of my fondest memories of that area is when he invited a bunch of us from our 40th reunion to tour the wine country and stop at Kiona last. His wife had fixed us a wonderful picnic lunch that we ate in the comfort of a huge shade tree. Whenever I see a Kiona wine in Seattle I try to pick it up and compliment the store for carrying it. I don't remember what part of the Tri-Cities it's in (Benton City?) but it should be easy enough to find. -Terri Royce Weiner ('56) ~ Luxuriating with a crisp Pinot Gris in Sunny Seattle **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Donna McGregor Salazar ('57) Re: Bill Witherup's ('53) Gene Debs Labor Ensemble I had a wonderful trip to Seattle to attend Whump's AKA Bill Witherup's "Gene Deb's Labor Ensemble" Initiation - poetry and other readings by Bill, John Browne ('61) and Chuck Curtis and of course it was Bill's birthday too. Got a little hung up in traffic trying to get there from Everett so missed his sister, Sandra Witherup Hankins ('59) and her musical group perform. She gave me one of their CDs and they are great!! Cajun music---in FRENCH!! It is so neat. Bill is a great poet, with several books published. Also attending were my sister Patsy ('54), her husband Jerry Boyd ('52), and their daughter Lori (not a Bomber, but born in Richland.) Included here is a picture of Bill at the reading/initiation/ birthday in front of the banner I made for the occasion (and other future occasions also). The next day, Sunday, Bill, Chuck and I took the bus to downtown Seattle to go to the Seattle Art Museum - closed due to construction. We walked around to a couple galleries and saw some Salvador Dali's and some awesome modern tapestries and tried to figure out "how they did that". We were trying to find the Aquatic Sculpture Park ---- we walked and walked, and walked, our feet getting more and more tired, having to sit down here and there and finally finding out we were never to reach our destination. We saw the fountains faaarrrr into the distance and realized we would never make it and caught the bus back and Bill gave me a ride back to Everett to my niece's (Lori) house. It was a good day. Had lunch at Pike Market. Hadn't been there in a few years. I saw lots family while there, my brother, Mark ('75) afore mentioned, sister and brother-in-law and nieces and nephews. Plan on another trip in August to the family reunion and then visit around with family and friends and then to the 1957's 50th reunion then head south again. You probably won't see us because my friend has a "Beamer" and she drives like a tornado. Re: Ferry I remember going on the ferry at North Richland, but not across to the Pasco side. Boyfriend, Bob Hudson ('57), worked for the ferry and they had to haul a barge (of watermelons I think) to down near McNary Dam and I got to go with them. That was really thrilling. Got one of the worst sunburns ever. So long---Bomber Cheers -Donna McGregor Salazar ('57) ~ Espanola, NM and I do know what the man means about water in NM. Although I live near the Rio Grande, it leaves you still wanting for more water. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gus Keeney ('57) To: Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) Re: Deer Roping Sorry Patti, It didn't originate with me!!!!! Re: Black Eye Here's what happens when the ratchet slips off the Exhaust nut on your Jeep!!!! -Gus Keeney ('57) ~ Sunny Yuma, AZ where it is going to be in the low 90s today!!!!! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ed Wood ('62) Re: Yearbooks My mother died last year, and we're now in the process of packing up belongings and winnowing down so that Dad can move to the Glenwood Inn in Menlo Park. It's amazing how much stuff can be collected over the years. For a time when we lived in Richland, Dad was on the school board... it was a policy at that time that school board members were given copies of school yearbooks. So I now have several yearbooks that I don't want that are in mint condition - no signatures. Let me know if you would like any of the following. If I receive multiple requests for any given year, I'll get back to you so we can sort out how to bid for them, if I only get one request for any given year, I'll just ship it to you. Any takers? 1958 Carmichael Cougar 1958 Columbian 1959 Columbian 1960 Columbian 1961 Columbian 1962 Columbian -Ed Wood ('62) ~ Morrison, CO now in Portola Valley, packing **************************************************************** **************************************************************** The following is a REPEAT from yesterday's Sandstorm.... added a link to the pictures that Helen sent. -Maren **************************************************************** >>From: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) I have just spent 2 wonderful days driving through some of the most fantastic mountains, and viewing more mountains from Mt. Erie, just south of Anacortes. Had dinner last night in LaConnor with Peggy Lewis Johnson ('62) and my non-Bomber friend. Peg has lived there for years. She told us of this wonderful find of Mt. Erie where you can drive to the top and also see great views of the Olympics and the San Juan Islands, and even Mt. Rainier at times. She also told us of some neat hikes we couldn't fit into our trip, but we sure saw a lot of great Washington sights including the tulips. This is my first attempt to send photos to the Sandstorm. There are some pictures of Peggy Lewis Johnson and me. -Helen Cross Kirk ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Larry Davis ('80) To: Tim Doyle ('80) Tim, it was good to see you coaching as well... even though you had the Purple & Gold colors on. It's hard to stay away from baseball, so why try. We should all get involved some way even if it's just as a fan. I have to confess that I too have been wearing some inappropriate colors. A few years ago several people from the Seattle area twisted my arm into playing in the... dare I say, SENIOR Men's Baseball League. Reluctantly I agreed, but to add salt to an old wound, the team colors are Purple & Gold. As an old COUGAR through and through and after several years of Cougar Baseball with the cross state rivalry against the Huskies it was a very tough to put that uniform on for the first time. Believe me I take ribbing from my teammates (and others) who are in the know. On a lighter side, I know where to find all my Baseball gear. I always make a special trip to Milestone's to replace old gear. Mike being an old Hanford guy always has their colors (as well as the Bombers). Sounds like your kids are all doing great and know they appreciate dad's coaching on their little league team, as well. I am sure all the kids & parents can appreciate your talent, baseball background and coaching skills. Keep up the good work. Sounds like Hanford is getting smart *grin*... they seem to be recruiting many old Bombers to improve their sports program. When is the varsity game of Hanford vs. Richland being played? You know I'll be rooting for the Green & Gold, though! -Larry Davis ('80) ~ Covington, WA ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/06/07 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Diane Avedovech ('56), Dennis Strege ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: TWINS: Barbara and Kathy Berkeley ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Randy Dykeman ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jacqueline Tallant ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Cindy Raekes ('82) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Diane Avedovech ('56) Re: Quick note regarding John and Ann Rector Williams' Kiona Winery in Benton City I have visited Kiona Vinyards several times and the Lemberger wine that John helped introduce to the area is one of my very favorite red wines. I worked in the wine industry for a short while and I have nothing but the highest regards for the wines and the efforts that John and his family have put forth in their winery. -Diane Avedovech ('56) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dennis Strege ('71) Re: Lavette "Negesti" Baker Abebech ('71-RIP) Lavette "Negesti" Baker Abebech was born January 13, 1953 in Richland Washington to Fred and Lavern Baker. She graduated from Columbia High School in 1971 and attended Eastern Washington State College in Cheney. Negesti volunteered and worked at various organizations around Washington State, most recently Richmark Label in Seattle. Negesti brought beauty, humor, joy and creativity to our lives, and inspired us to want to do the same for others. She lived by the rule of reciprocity. Negesti is survived by her Mother, Lavern Baker, sisters Teresa and Kathryn, twin sister Lavonne, niece Jami and her fianc Dedriq, nephew Akim ("Neph"), and multitudes of friends and loved ones everywhere. Join us Saturday, April 7, 2:00pm for the Remembrance Service and 4:00pm for the Celebration to be held at Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center, 104 17th Avenue S, Seattle, WA 98144. -Dennis Strege ('71) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/07/07 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers and Don Sorenson sent stuff and one Bomber funeral notice today: Wally Erickson ('53), Mike Brady ('61), Roy Ballard ('63) Don Sorenson (N A B) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kelvin Soldat ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mary Anne Lauby ('73) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Linda Phillips ('76) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Melissa Dykeman ('98) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Wally Erickson ('53) Please pray for my sister Sue Erickson Kuntz ('59) and her husband Frank. Frank was taken by ambulance to the hospital at midnight last night. He had surgery Friday morning at 4am and is in very serious condition now. They took out most of his colon and has water in one of his lungs. Please hold your phone calls... email is OK, but Sue, Frank, and their families need your prayers at this time. Thanking you for your prayers, -Wally Erickson ('53) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mike Brady ('61) I haven't received my daily Sandstorm for the past 2-3 weeks. Is there a problem? -Mike Brady ('61) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Yes, Mike... it's your ISP (Earthlink) that has not delivered your Sandstorm for so long. We're working on the problem. -Maren] **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Roy Ballard ('63) Re: Wall of Fame Just to let everyone know the Wall of Fame is now up again after the remodel of the gym, foyer and new gym. All the recessed trophy cases are full. One sad note: someone stole one of the very large Yakima Valley trophy's that was from the '50s, I believe. It looked like a large bowl and had a base with all preceding winners on it. Also all of the state team pictures have been updates to the same size, with new frames (Dean Moore did them, Great work) Dean is Fran Rish's son-in-law. There will be work on going to bring the wall up to date. -Roy Ballard ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Don Sorenson N A B To: All Bombers Have some headlines from the TCH. Criticality at 234-5 building on Saturday morning. A secretary heard the criticality alarm, ran from her office, jumped in the car then drove to the "Y" barricade in 10 minutes. Patrol stopped her and had her go back. And, by the by, the History Channel is coming to Richland to do a story on Hanford. Perhaps this time it can be done right. Re: 45 years ago -Don Sorenson N A B **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Funeral Notice >>Jim Grow ('51) ~ 10/17/32 - 4/4/07 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/08/07 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber funeral notice today: Phil Belcher ('51), Donni Clark ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Max Case ('57) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: John Wingfield ('66) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Phil Belcher ('51) Re: Radiation incident Reading the entry from Don Sorenson (NAB) brought back memories from the time I worked at PRTR. I worked on the remote device that entered the building. Can't remember who the engineer that designed the unit was, but I helped installed the TV cameras on it and helped in the testing of it. As I recall the only problem was that it could not climb stairs so they had to lift it up the entry stairs to the building and then it worked fine. Dragged a long cable behind it. Its a shame that the powers that be decided to discontinue the Hanford News. I always enjoyed reading it each Friday, catching up on works around the project as well as reading the classified ads. One time at 324 building a fellow worker read the News and saw a car for sale. He called about it and the woman who answered started laughing. Seems that the car had been sold. Four years ago! The paper was an old one. (I still have a copy showing me receiving a Wise Owl award for wearing safety glasses when I received a flash from an electrical arc.) Back then G.E. treated its employees like family. Big difference from how they are treated now. -Phil Belcher ('51) ~ In sunny Pasco where we are busy doing yard work and planting new flowers. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Donni Clark Dunphy ('63) To: All Bombers Don't forget the first L.A. area Bomber reunion on April 28th. I will be sending more information this coming week. In the meantime have a very "Happy and Blessed Easter" to all of you. I hope each and every one of you has a wonderful day with loved ones. And God bless and be with our serviceman overseas who can't be home. -Donni Clark Dunphy ('63) ~ the little house in La Mirada, CA where there are overcast skies today but my roses are looking beautiful! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Funeral Notice >>Lavette Baker ('71) ~ 1/13/53 - April/07 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/09/07 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Betty King ('53), Tom Tracy ('55) Betti Avant ('69), Gary Turner ('71) Greg Alley ('73) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Tere Smyth ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Cathy Weihermiller ('66) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Betty King Moody ('53) Re: KLTV7 news Do we have any Bombers living in the Longview, TX area who watched Dr. Phil show last Wednesday morning? Well if you did, you would have seen my grandson, Graham Dawson, in a commercial proposing to the girl he is going to marry... what a great way to let the family know... and she said yes. -Betty King Moody ('53) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tom Tracy ('55) To: Roy Ballard ('63) Re: Missing trophy That missing trophy with names of our heroes from the early '50s inspired us to repeat their achievements. As kids, when we went to games during the late '40s and early '50s and witnessed the skill of those named on the faceplate of that trophy, it became a major motivating force and coveted by all the Yakima Valley High School teams. The story went around (whether true or not) that the team that was first to win it three years got to keep it in their trophy case. It was an honor to accept it on one occasion after we defeated Wapato on a neutral court for the valley championship and the right to go to the state tournament. Coach Dawald had given us individual encouraging assignments to deal with each Wapato player. The game was the first one ever televised. Yes, it was in black and white. Our superior band, fabulous cheerleaders, parents, community fans and the most powerfully motivated classmates I have ever witnessed provided all the COLOR anyone could want. It seemed like only yesterday... until I looked in the mirror this morning. It was only a half-century ago. Chuck Curtis ('55), Denny Olson ('55-RIP), Tilbert Neal ('56-RIP) have left us with great memories of their performances on and off the court. Lonnie Whitner ('55), Norris Brown ('57), Derald Mitchell ('56), John Cowan ('56), Robbie Hatfield ('56), Bernie Qualheim ('56), Bill Johnson ('55) could take over a game and perform brilliantly, just like they all did against WallaWalla. All the other Richland teams provided heroes before and after us who provided good examples of skill and sportsmanship. The trophy was very large one indeed. Our fans donated the unsurpassed stimulus that motivated Richland Bombers in every sport, event and celebration... except a week or so later, when they were joined by nearly all the Seattle fans as we defeated Lincoln High at the UW pavilion. Our fans always brought down the thunder out of the sky. If anyone could find the missing trophy, it might be Lorin St. John, who has been a good archivist for Richland's class of '55. Or it could be Richard Johnson ('55) who took the finest pictures ever recorded in RHS annuals. Whether found, replicated or shown on film, its inspirational spark lives in the memory of many fans and players. I hope it's being put to good use. It would make a magnificent punch bowl. Maybe we'll find it on eBay... Its a good thing being a Richland Bomber. Community friends here in Boise have remarked how they admire the way our classes stay in touch via the Sandstorm. It's no surprise that a morning routine can begin with brief talk to our great Creator, checking a chapter or two of the good book, a good cup of coffee, a Sandstorm review, the local newspaper, a peek at the Wall Street Journal and meeting our work colleagues. Seems to make a good day... at least for one writer. However, Sam Clemens reminded us that we can't necessarily pass our "Good Day" formulas or menus off to others... "Why my habits and behaviors might assassinate all others who followed my routines". "He once told a woman who suffered from some malady that if she would give up drinking, cursing, swearing and smoking she would be cured in no time at all". She said she didn't do any of those things and therefore didn't last long "So there you are" remarked Twain. "She was just a sinking ship with no freight to throw overboard". (Starting with the Sandstorm might have saved her as well...) Remind anyone you know who might have removed or discarded the trophy that they might know what its like to be thrown overboard if we find out who they are. Thanks to our friends in Seattle, Portland, Richland and along the Columbia for pushing some rain clouds to Boise. It was a grand Easter Day. -Tom Tracy ('55) ~ loves Springtime... nothing quite compares with a Spring Rain... **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Betti Avant ('69) Re: G.E. I remember the paper that came from G.E. as a child. My dad worked for G.E. then BNW and would always bring home a paper when it came out. I liked reading it to see if any names were familiar and what they were doing. As I recall, too, they gave away "safety prizes". I have a metal tea cart that was one of the prizes, however in one of my moves two of the wheels have been misplaced so it won't stand up. When I contacted the moving company I was assured there was nothing left in his vehicle and if wheels had come off (which they shouldn't have) they had been placed in a box. I found one accidently in a box but the other one wasn't in it as far as I could tell. So my tea cart isn't being used at the moment, I need to keep searching for the lost wheel as it a nice thing to have next to my chair in the living room. I hope you all had a nice Easter and didn't eat too much chocolate *grin*. -Betti Avant ('69) ~ Lacey, WA where we broke a record high a couple of days ago and then it immediately cooled off **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary Turner ('71) Re: Great jazz guitar video [Larry Coryell ('61)] Some amazing acoustic guitar, featuring the best Bomber guitarist ever (and former holder of the RHS pole vault record.) Love the late '70s styling on the first two... -Gary Turner ('71) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Greg Alley ('73) Re: Eddie Feigner Since there are not many entries lately and a Feigner question came up in the local paper's Parade section, here is some more trivia. The article asks if Feigner actually threw 104 miles per hour and the answer was yes, he was clocked at that speed. Here is more from Bomber dad, Ron Feaster. The King and his Court came again to Richland in 1976. Byrne Haskins ('65) was instrumental in bringing Feigner and his court to town. It was Eddie, Al Jackson, Gary West, and Eddie Feigner, Jr. The game was a benefit for long-time local softball pitcher, Phil Whitney. Phil was from Prosser and never pitched a game with a baseball glove. He was accidently hit in the head by a throw from catcher Ken Deery ('66) and had to have a blood clot removed from his brain. There were over 5000 people in attendance at the Richland High School field. The organizers brought in honorary players from the early days of Richland softball, Pappy Freeman, George Grant, Dick Upton, Herm Toner, and Billy Schildknecht. Also invited were Ray Hultman ('47), Don Semmern, Orv Marcum ('48-RIP), and Don Richey ('47). The team had Jimmy Jones pitch one inning and the regular pitchers on the team were Bob Crow and Phil Whitney. Ron Feaster on first base, Dave Forsythe on second, Jimmy Thompson ('75) short stop, Dean Thompson ('72) on third, Scott Feaster ('73), Earl Pritchard ('72), and Jeff Marcum ('73) in the outfield. Other players on the team were Steve Cassidy ('73), Mike Hogan ('70), and Larry Chafin ('70). This team went on to the local league title and the state tournament, losing to a team from Longview. -Greg Alley ('73) ~ In windy, but, spring-like Richland ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/10/07 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers and 1 spouse sent stuff: Ralph Myrick ('51), Wally Erickson ('53) Pete Hollick ('55), Bill Berlin ('56) Steve Carson ('58), Helen Cross ('62) Roy Ballard ('63), Jeff Johnson ('78) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Judy Myrick, spouse of Ralph Myrick ('51) Re: birthday surprise Good morning: Ralph Myrick (Mr. Myrick) will be 75 in June. I was wondering if any of you previous students of Mr. Myrick's would write him a note about your experiences in his classroom and if he had an impact on your life or career decisions. I know some of you are teachers, etc. He taught at Jefferson starting in 1968 and then Tapteal, taught PE at Sacy and Marcus Whitman. I am planning on making a scrapbook of classroom pictures, etc. for his birthday. I also want this to be a surprise and if you respond to this email please email me. Does anyone know if Hanford HS has a website like the Bombers? Some of the students from Tapteal and Sacy are Hanford grads. Any information you can give me would be appreciated. Thanks so much -Judy Myrick,spouse of Ralph Myrick ('51) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Wally Erickson ('53) Re: The "Power of Prayer" I want to thank all the Bombers for their prayers for Sue's ('59) husband Frank Kuntz. Your prayers have been answered, Frank is recovering from his successful operation. I also want to thank those of you that sent me emails for prayer; I forwarded them to Sue. The Power of Prayer does work... again, thank you!! -Wally Erickson ('53) ~ The daffodils are now in bloom. The Mariner's and Cleveland Indians games got "snowed" out in Cleveland!!!! That'll be four makeup games. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Pete Hollick ('55 To: Tom Tracy ('55) Re: Classmate surgery Tom, Our classmate and friend, Wayne Campbell, recently had a shoulder replacement -- the rough at the old West Richland golf course was just to much! I visited with Wayne this summer and mentioned he was a big fan of yours -- I thought you might want to send him a note. He logs into the Sandstorm on a regular basis. -Pete Hollick ('55) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bill Berlin ('56) Re: Where do they come from? I am talking about sayings, many of which show up in the Sandstorm from time to time, so, man and boy, I am going to enlighten y'all on some of the most common sayings we use. Did you know that a lot of them came from the circa 1500 AM and from England. A good thing too since the Americas were still being run by the group we now call Native Americans. Over the next few days I will send in another bit of interest that you will not want to miss, unless you have not sent in your $24, so wait breathlessly for the next edition of the Sandstorm. Baths in 1500 AD England consisted of a big tub filled with hot water. The man of the house had the privilege of the nice clean water, than all the other sons and men, then the women and finally the children, last of all the babies. By then the water was so dirty you could actually lose someone in it. Hence the saying, "Don't throw the baby out with the bath water." -Bill Berlin ('56) ~ where I feel as sharp as a marble. Stay tuned for another "filler" or "fodder" for the Sandstorm. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Steve Carson ('58) To: Tom Tracy ('55) Thanks for the memories. Those were special times and the Bombers were a special group -Steve Carson ('58) ~ Chicago, with snow showers still upon us. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) First of all Happy Birthday to Max Case ('57), a fellow Bomber who is also displaced in Indiana, but I think Max is entirely happy about where he is living... I on the other hand, must admit I wish I lived in Washington at least part time. Especially when I'm around the beautiful mountains that I've been viewing around Cashmere, and on north.... I will be back for more viewing in September in conjunction with Class of '62's 45th Reunion, still can't believe it.... I'm here in Pullman for a few days, after a great Holy week of celebrations in Tieton with the dear folks we've met there. Warren's first week of preaching during the Easter season went very well. I think his 34 years of training with Procter and Gamble have come in handy for this next career. I did spend another busy day in the Tri-Cities last Saturday. Helped my mother celebrate her 85th birthday at the Royal Columbian Inn, where she is still happy and very well cared for to my relief. My brother, Roy ('65) and his wife and 2 of his children were able to join us, so it was nice to get a chance to visit with them too. And I also got to drop by see Elsie Walker, my neighbor of my youth growing up on Olympia Street. While I was there I also got to see Susan ('64), Harry ('67), and Eddie ('70?). It was nice as I don't always get a chance to see them while I am in Washington. Elsie is such a role model for me as I age... she is 93 and is so nice and so enthusiastic about life. She was telling me about some of her plants, and cooking dinner for her family again (and she loved having them all around her.) After a quick visit with my uncle Bob who is Allan ('59), Bob ('62), Carol ('64), and Duane's ('80) dad, I should know all of these dates, could this be a senior moment?, I headed back up toward Tieton, where we had a lovely Easter with the congregation who has become so special to us, as our first congregation.... So now Warren will talk to a few classes in International business, and I will enjoy the swimming pool where we are, then we'll head on south to Oregon, and eventually our son at Lake Tahoe, who just told me he has cracked ribs from snow boarding.... So I've loved being back in Washington again.... -Helen Cross Kirk ('62) ~ heading back towards Indiana, where I can't believe we've had snow this late in the year... the California route.... **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Roy Ballard ('63) Re: Trophy To: Tom Tracy ('55) By any chance would you or anyone else have a picture of the trophy that is missing? I was talking with the people at Harrington's trophies just a short time ago and she told me that if anyone might have a picture of it, that they might be able to replace or get something close. Oh, by the way, my uncle used to own one of the corners at Fairview and Cole Road, but that was a long time ago... there was a gas station, meat market and small market, a tav and motel or cabins there, called the Blue Bell. -Roy Ballard ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jeff Johnson ('78) I wanted to give a big THANK YOU to everyone who posted or emailed me notes of support and encouragement while being deployed to the Middle East. Also, apparently some of you weren't satisfied with just sending a note and decided to pay for my subscription as well. I believe I am paid out until 2008. THANKS! I should be back in the Tri-Cities around the end of April enjoying the spring season (we hit 99 here yesterday). Looking very forward to seeing my daughters, Amanda and Lindsey and step- daughter, Amber. My wife, Kim, is meeting me in Virginia upon arrival to the USA! I can't wait to smell the Russian Olives or see the big Cottonwoods and Maple trees back at home! -Jeff Johnson ('78) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/11/07 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 8 Bombers sent stuff: Lorin St. John ('55), Bill Berlin ('56), Kaylene Henjum ('60) George Barnett ('63), David Rivers ('65), Jan Klusman ('66) Jim Schildknecht (66), Brad Upton ('74) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Lorin St. John ('55) Re: Traveling District Championship Trophy My wife and I moved to Pasco last July after living in Arizona for the past six years. I left Richland in 1955 to begin life's journey. I attended a few Bomber basketball games this past season at the renovated Dawald gym. I was looking at the new trophy cases and noticed that the best trophy that I recall was missing. It was the permanent District Championship Trophy that Richland had won in 1955. I ask a few people around the foyer why it was not displayed in the trophy case? Someone from the class of 1966 told me that several trophies had been stolen during a break in. This traveling district championship trophy started in 1939 and was awarded to each year's basketball district champion. It was understood that the first school to win the basketball district championship three years in a row would gain permanent possession of the trophy. It was a prized possession of the class of 1955. The trophy had a front plate of the winning school and the team players for each year. The winning schools were as follows: 1939 Wapato 1940 Yakima 1941 Cle Elum 1942 Yakima 1943 Ellensburg 1944 Kennewick 1945 Yakima 1946 Ellensburg 1947 RICHLAND 1948 Yakima 1949 Pasco 1950 Toppenish 1951 Yakima 1952 Yakima 1953 RICHLAND 1954 RICHLAND 1955 RICHLAND Winning the district championship during this era was really a "big deal". It was as almost important as winning the state championship. Now there are six different classification and six state tournaments in the state of Washington for basketball for both boys and girls. To my mind its taken some of the luster off and the importance and stature of winning the district championship. Maybe it is just that I am getting old or maybe it is that I am old. Nothing ever stays "the same". The March 6, 1947 edition of the weekly Richland Villager had a HUGE headline on the front page BOMBERS WIN TITLE when they won their first basketball district championship. Ah it was much simpler times then. -Lorin St. John (Col-Hi 1955) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bill Berlin ('56) Re: More sayings In England in the 1500s, the people could sometimes obtain pork, which made the feel quite special. When visitors came over, they would hang up their bacon to show off. It as a sign of wealth that a man could "bring home the bacon." They would cut off a little to share with guests and would all sit around and "chew the fat." Those with money had plates made of pewter. Food with high acid content caused some of the lead to leach onto the food, causing lead poisoning death. This happened most often with tomatoes, so for the next 400 years or so, tomatoes were considered poisonous. -Bill Berlin ('56) ~ in Anacortes, WA finding more sayings to share with you. This is a close as I will ever come to being a teacher or professor and I am loving it. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Kaylene Henjum Livingston ('60) Re: Columbians In one of the previous Sandstorm articles there was someone that was offering year books for the class of '59 and '60. As usual the old mind has totally forgotten who the generous offer came from and all the particulars on how to go about getting these. I have, unfortunately lost all mine and do not have a single one to browse through and refresh my memory on the good old days as a Bomber. Information on how to go about connecting with this person would be greatly appreciated. [ Many columbians are online. -Maren] I also wanted to express my appreciation on how many old friends responded to my entry in the Sandstorm. I did not realize just how "powerful" a tool this paper is. I did connect with a few friends of the past and totally enjoyed hearing from them. -Kaylene Henjum Livingston ('60) ~ From the Tri-Cities, sitting here looking out my window and seeing all the different things in my yard that wERE not here before our famous winds of yesterday. It's kind of like a "smorgy"... I wonder if someone is looking for the nice yard ornament that is now adorning my yard. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: George Barnett ('63) Re: Care giver Group I'm looking for a little feedback from the "'STORM" folks. Yesterday my step dad Leo Warren (many of the Bombers will know him, he was the dispatcher at Hanford for all transportation for many years) was diagnosed with a cancerous tumor in the right half of the brain. This came on very fast and unexpectedly, but, the bottom line is it appears he will need round the clock care. I believe a group of Bombers I remember were doing "get togethers" for mutual information and such. Which rest homes were rated the best? Costs? Maybe just a response from some of the group? Thank You, -George Barnett ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David Rivers ('65) Re: Whoda Thunk I've known them all for years... I mean years... lotsa years... I've known Carl "Beaver" Beyer ('65) for as long as I remember... don't remember ever meeting him... have just always known him... like Brian Johnson ('65)... I've known Mills (Jo Miles '64) since about 1st grade... I've known Ricky Warford ('65) since before 2nd grade... I remember meeting him like it was yesterday... Allen Green ('65) introduced us at a baseball game... somewhere... in the bleachers... wooden bleachers... I've known Terry Werner ('65) since 2nd grade... I've known Steve Simpson ('65), Jimmy Heidlebaugh ('65) and Terry Davis ('Knox") ('65) since 6th grade and Denny Nalder ('65 Hon.) since just after 6th grade started... I've known Lyman Powell since at least 9th grade tho probably before... So anyway, on Friday last after waiting for what seemed forever, the group discussed above (not including Brian and Terry) showed up with two other friends of theirs for what Simpson called the 2nd annual Sorry Seven Vegas Cruise... which was, in fact, the 2nd biannual Sorry Seven Vegas Cruise (the first occurred in October... Now Brian wasn't there but the reason I mention him is that I called him on his 60th to wish him HB just the other day... one of the other guys in this group had been with him at his b-day party (maybe more than one... only one mentioned it)... Terry actually called Saturday morning to apologize for not being able to attend... not only did he call me... he called Simpson and Nalder... now that may mean nothing to most of you... but it was a totally adult/gown-up act... until recently, totally foreign to Davis... But he is undergoing major growth spurts... thanks to some advise Kathie Roe ('64) gave me several years ago that has paid off major dividends and I still owe her big time... So on Friday afternoon we all met for a caravan of hotrods to Viva Las Vegas... a rock-a-billy weekend and car show... the car show is put on by a good friend of mine from Riverside, CA so I had special permission to bring in a couple of cars in the morning and save the rest of the spaces for the Sorry Seven give or take... the show is outrageous... an assortment of fabulous cars, tattooed ladies in various stages of dress and undress and guys doing the best imitations of Marlon Brando they can muster... pompadour hairdos on the guys and uhhhhhhhhh... for the girls... you can get an idea by going to: ... if that doesn't work just google Viva Las Vegas... it will be worth the trip... Now Friday nite the boys were all still giddy from Mr. Toad's wild rides... on Saturday they were in shock and awe... we set up our chairs and of course our Bomb... Until you have experienced it. it cannot be adequately described... I could have tried to describe it to the boyz but the best I could do was to say Cars cars cars and "boobs" and tattoos... to say that I understated the show is... well an understatement... I bet the boyz they would forget to take pictures of the cars... so far from what I have seen from the pix MIlls sent me... he did manage to get one car... my '27 gasser with Jo sitting in it... Terry Davis summed the whole feeling of our friendship when he called me on Saturday morning as I was on my way to the show... he called and said: "It's 1960... Brian, Warford, Trujillo ('65) and I were waiting on the picnic bench for you to finish your chores to go do something... (Warford says we were going to the river... shock of shocks for river rats)... we went in the basement and saw all your model cars all lined up in various stages of finish... who would have ever guessed that today you would have more real hot rods than models... just shows "give the boy what he wants at an early age and let him grow out of it"... but here you are now destroying a perfectly good law career being a hot rodder... so how could we know on that day how we would all turn out... too bad we didn't know so we could have saved all the worry." I stopped him then and said we'd have been terrified if we'd known just thinking of all the work it takes to get here... Terry agreed... yeah... we'd either have been too scared to do all the foot work or would have just sat back and waited for a miracle to happen... so what I am trying to say is... how many people can say (outside of Bombers) that they spent the weekend with the same guys they have run with for between 45-55 years!!!!!!!!!! Where those kids all live all over and not all in the same home town. I'm gonna say that very few people can say that... I love being a Bomber!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David Rivers ('65) P.S. Look for this same crew and a bunch more at the '65ers Sorry Seven Yearly Gathering in June in Richland between 6/21-6/24... hope to see you all! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jan Klusman McCurdy ('66) Re: Passing of Bomber's Hubby Maren, My husband, Dale McCurdy, passed away on Friday the 6th of April. His obituary will be in the Herald tomorrow. He was not a Bomber but married to one for 40 years. Could you let Shirley Haskins know I have contacted you? I know she has had computer problems. Thanks, -Jan Klusman McCurdy ('66) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Einan's website] **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim Schildknecht (66) To: Bill Wingfield ('67) Re: Santa Fe and the Los Alamos National Lab (LANL) It is enjoyable to read you stories and to know that youre working and living the experiences at LANL and Santa Fe. My wife and children (3 girls) traveled with me to LANL and Santa Fe after I early-retired from Fluor Hanford in 12/2002. After a short stint at consulting at the Savannah River Site (SRS), I accepted a direct position at LANL, and we then spent 2 glorious years in Northern New Mexico. NNM is absolutely beautiful country, and Santa Fe was a joy to experience. Our home was ~ 5 blocks south of the Plaza (just off West Alameda and Camino Aliere). I certainly did not mind the 50-minute drive to work "up on the hill" (each way). We loved the evening sunsets, the wonderful weather and those great thundering rain storms. WE loved the drive up the river to Taos. And the restaurants wow! Our favorite was the Steaksmith... because of the bar food and great salads. My wife and I had a favorite hangout... Del Charro's, the NY style B&G with the great $4 bar food meals. Mark Ibatuan ('74) and I played lots of golf at the Towa golf club in Pojoaque. Could you imagine having a home on that place? The natives won't allow residences on the land! Anyway, the poor quality of public schools there was the main reason we moved on to Pantex/Amarillo. Without children, it's a great place to live. Also, people just can't imagine what "expensive living" is until you do the two SFs (San Fran and Santa Fe)!! To: Greg Alley ('73) Re: Feigner Great stories on Eddie's later visits to the Tri-Cities. I appreciate your rendition of the memories that Ron Feaster speaks of. My dad would get so excited to see Eddie and his new Court members visit the TC area. I would accompany him to the ball field, and he felt so "involved", maybe somewhat important again, even if for one day. He always knew he was a key player from Eddie's breakout years... and Eddie always spent special time with dad and mom during his few visits to Richland. Dad had great admiration and appreciation for what Eddie had accomplished... and mom always felt that Eddie was "full of himself". Oh well, a "softball widow's" perspective on one of the great egos of competitive sports. Also, recognize that dad had great respect for the new FP softball players of "our" generation, the folks of the '60s and '70s like Phil Whitney, Kenny Deery ('66), Bill Blankingship ('62), et al. This was even after many of the greats like Votendahl, Cassidy, Hultman, Marcum and a whole bunch of athletes had given up their gloves. I think it's because he knew the sport was on a slow death march, and it pained him. He wished that more pitchers like Feigner, Jimmy Jones, Bob Votendahl and Wes Leichty, and even Phil Whitney, would emerge. But they didn't. Well, except for people like Whitney, and maybe even Ray Chase. Dad was not one to think slow pitch softball was an adequate replacement, believe me. Ken Deery was one of my best buds from HS and American Legion baseball... and guys like Deery, Duncan, Van Wyck, Fortune, Pope, Sheeran ('66) and Sonderland were treated like "sons" by my dad. He really loved those "kids". Well, now most all of those great and wonderfully gifted Richland softball players have left our midst. George Grant might be one of the last guys from the original "group" still looking down at the grass. What fun they had! It's sure entertaining to look back on their exploits. It's incredible to look at those photos of '48 '56 and recognize that they were still very young men barely into their early- to mid-20s, just starting their families and careers. Yes, I still miss my dad very much. -Jim Schildknecht ('66) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Brad Upton ('74) Whoohoo! I received my Sandstorm today! -Brad Upton ('74) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/12/07 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 9 Bombers sent stuff: Patti Cole ('52), Dick Oakes ('57) Judy Willox ('61 & '81), Donni Clark ('63) Maren Smyth ('63 & '64), Jo Miles (64) Bill Wingfield ('67), Nancy Nelson ('69) Larry Crouch ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Monita McClellan ('58) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Aaron Holloway ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Joan Belliston ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sherrie Smithwick ('68) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Patti Cole Pierce ('52) Re: Finally!! Just got my Sandstorm for the first time in 12 days. Earthlink had better get their stuff in order as I know there are a lot of us that didn't get our daily dose of info from our classmates. While I am at it, I want to wish a Happy 75 birthday to my sister Barbara Cole Filion ('50) on Monday, April 16. She is just as cute and lively as when she was 16!! Also, all her classmates would recognize her as she looks just the same and has those cute dimples. -Patti Cole Pierce ('52) ~ Richland where the nights are below freezing but the days are sunny and the lilacs are in bloom ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [DANGIT! I miss lilacs in the spring. -Maren] **************************************************************** **************************************************************** From the new ALL Bomber Alumni GuestBook. >>From: Dick Oakes ('57) Wednesday 04/11/2007 11:51:34am COMMENTS: Wow! You have really added a lot of material since my last visit. I surely wish I could have a genuine Spudnut! Here in Colorado, Krispy Kreme comes the closest but just doesn't measure up. I used to dodge out of the grocery store where I worked in Uptown, down the alley, and into the Spudnut shop where I waited for the fresh ones to come out of the sugar vat. Yummmm! Keep up the good work! -Dick Oakes ('57) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Judy Willox ('61 & '81) To: Brad Upton ('74) Re: Re-appearing Sandstorms Probably Mike Davis ('74) done it. -Judy Willox (Classis Class of '61 and '81) ~ Richland - Windy, rainy and down right cold again. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Donni Clark Dunphy ('63) Re: The FIRST L.A. Area Bomber Lunch Hi Bombers! Here is the information that I promised you and I know you have been waiting for! (My apologies for being a little late but we purchased a new computer before we went on vacation and we have had some problems getting it to work.) WHERE: The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library WHEN: Saturday, April 28th TIME: Meet at 10:30 AM. Tour begins at 11:00 Here are the complete addresses for the Library and the Restaurant. Ronald Reagan Presidential Library 40 Presidential Drive Simi Valley, CA 93065 The Vineyards Simi 2525 Stow Street Simi Valley, CA 93063 Jeanie Walsh ('63) suggests that everyone use Map Quest to find both of these locations. The library tour will begin at ll:00 AM. However, please meet in the "quad" area by the fountain (this is at the front door near the statue of President Regan) at l0:30. Remember to wear your old picture ID, Mum, or whatever Green and Gold you have to help us identify each other. There will be new name tags for everyone also. IMPORTANT! IF someone gets lost or runs late, go to the information desk inside and ask to be escorted to our group. Write down Jeanie's cell phone number and have it with you in case you need to contact her the day of the tour. We need to have a final count to give the library and the restaurant by the 23rd. of April. So contact me (Donni) if there have been any changes, if you are new to the list, or if you need extra help in finding the library. Contact Jeannie if you need to find a place to stay. Barbara Williamson, aka Jeanie Walsh ('63) Address and cell phone number deleted for Jeanie's privacy. Email Donni and she'll give you that information. My phone number if anyone needs to contact me is: Donni's phone dumber deleted -- same reason. We are very excited! We have had a wonderful response! For those of you who have been asking who all is coming, here is a list of just the Bombers. Spouse's, children and grandchildren are coming too! Jeanie Walsh Williamson ('63) Donni Clark Dunphy ('63) Mandy Holmes Taylor ('97) Ellen Foley Pope ('59) Rick Maddy ('67) Bob Grout ('66) Larry Bowls ('64) Donna Young Bowls ('64) Rich Greenhalgh ('59) Roy Ballard ('63) Linda Reining ('64) Matt Filip ('77) Bill Scott ('64) Cherrie Tempero Scott ('64) Connie Foster McLean ('63) Tami Bond Trudell ('63) Shirley Atwood Sun ('58) Mike Quane ('63) Lynn and Bill Dunton former teachers at Carmichael and Jason Lee So come on Bombers, there's room for more. Jeanie has done a lot of work to get us some special opportunities at no cost except for your lunch. And for our dining, we will have our own room with a view! -Donni Clark Dunphy ('63) ~ from the little house in La Mirada, CA where the sun peeked out today. But guess what? My husband and I put some money down on piece of land in Stevenson, WA and hope to have a log cabin built in a couple of years. Stevenson is in the Gorge area and we have a view of that great, mighty Columbia! Yeah! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Maren Smyth ('63 & '64) Re: New Alaska State Quarter Comments due by 4/22: Guess which one I like best!! AK-2 Bomber cheers, -Maren Smyth ('63 & '64) ~ Gretna, LA it musta been 80 yesterday **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jo Miles (64) Re: Back on line I just wanted to let you know that the daily Sandstorm returned to my earthlink inbox beginning Tuesday April 10. It also arrived this morning Wednesday April 11. It appears things are back to normal. -Jo N. Miles (64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bill Wingfield (Blue Ribbon Class of '67) To: Jim Schildknecht ('66) Jim, I'll have to check out the Steaksmith and Del Charro's I haven't been to those yet. There are really great places to eat here in Santa Fe, and the roads for motorcycle riding are awesome. -Bill Wingfield (BRC '67) ~ Santa Fe, NM, but for this week in Roatan Honduras, swimming with the fishies. Saw lots of beautiful sea life. This is a great little island to chill out on. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Nancy Nelson Wyatt ('69) To: George Barnett ('63) Re: Care giving homes My dad, Clayton Nelson, was put into the Eagles Rehab Center in Richland. It is located on McMurry I believe. I highly recommend it. The staff are very caring, loving people, not only to the patients, but to the family also. Although he was given 6 months to a year, we had to place him there to get stronger so he could come home and live out his life there, Unfortunately, he was only there for a total of 2 weeks and then passed away. But I had my heart lifted when I saw how great care was given before, during and after his passing. -Nancy Nelson Wyatt ('69) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Larry D. Crouch ('71) Re: Earthlink Whew...I just thought you were mad at me but I got mine today. -Larry D. Crouch ('71) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/13/07 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber funeral notice today: Bill Berlin ('56), Ed Wood ('62) Rosalie Lansing ('63), Linda McKnight ('65) Mike Cook ('74), Michelle Noga ('95) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bill Berlin ('56) Re: Sayings In the 1500s in England, bread was divided according to status. Workers got the burnt bottom of the loaf, the family got the middle and guests got the top, or the "upper crust." And now you know the rest of the story. -Bill Berlin ('56) ~ Anacortes, WA wondering if that is why I got the bottom of a burnt Parker House roll at last year's 50th Reunion for the "upper crust" class of 1956. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ed Wood ('62) Re: Spudnuts/Spudnutz To: Dick Oakes ('57) To get your dose of Spudnuts in Colorado, try the new shop that opened last year, Spudnutz at 58th and Ward Road in Arvada. It doesn't have any of the ambiance of the real Uptown Sputnut Shop in Richland, but the taste will bring back memories. -Ed Wood ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Rosalie Lansing Haag ('63) To: George Barnett ('63) Hi my friend I just lost my Mom on March 30th... She was in hospice care and they are awesome. I feel like I have been pulled through a knot hole backwards, and wrung through a wringer, but I know better feelings on coming. I get to swim in the pool here every day, but boy I still miss our big ole George Prout pool. We on the swim team were there about 8:00 am and swam for a couple of hours, bad thing about that was, we stirred up all the chlorine. My mom used to come with visine for us. Then we either went back there for the afternoon, or we did the river swim over to the island. Then we returned at 8:00pm and did sprints. and wow was that the greatest. My sweet Corolyn Roe De Jong ('63), and Kathy Roe Truax ('64), and the Van Dykes and Freddie Schafer ('63). Oh my gosh the memories are to awesome. I'll never get over them replacing our big ole pool with that tiny little hole. I got lost George, but my prayers are with you too. Here in San Ramon it is sunny, sunny and a little breezy but my goodness it is heavenly. Time to hit the pool and get in those laps. Oh dear there is no rest for the wicked!!! To all my special girls who came to support me and my big family at mom's funeral, I thank you and love you for ever and for an eternity. My kids think we all look like were way young. Must give them more hugs and kisses to keep the special little niceties coming. There our great cheerleaders now. -Rosalie Lansing Haag ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Linda McKnight Hoban ('65) Re: Portland Bomber Lunch I have really slipped on this one, guys. I should have gotten the notice out a lot sooner, but I will be emailing everyone who came to the last luncheon individually after I get this sent. But, please we need more Bombers at our Luncheons. The last one was so fun, and thanks to Tom Hemphill ('62) for his great idea of some really fun questions to think about and then answer before, and after our lunches were consumed. Tom and Linda Hemphill couldn't make it to the last get together due to the flu bug kept them housebound. Maybe we will just have to do the fun questions over again, but everybody has to answer a question they didn't answer before. So, see you all on the 5th of May. WHAT: Portland/Vancouver Bomber Luncheon WHEN: May 5, 2007 TIME: 11:30 a.m. WHERE: Red Lion Inn at the Quay, Vancouver, WA RSVP: Linda McKnight Hoban ('65) or Lola Heidlebaugh Bowen ('60) Re: David Rivers ('65) and the Sorry Seven Reunion in Vegas (Baby) Well, we didn't make it to Vegas but a bunch of us '65er ladies got together on March 9th at Anthony's on Elliott Bay in Seattle and celebrated our Sweet 16th Birthdays (... so it wasn't our 16th... okay? However, the valet at the Edgewater asked me if it was my 15th Class Reunion did he ever get a fat tip). So anyway, here are some pics... Those '65ers in attendance were Carolyn Moore, Donna Fredette, Monica Thornton Hayes, Judi Wilson Wendt, Linda McKnight Hoban, and Luda Stambaugh Rhodes. We had such a wonderful, wonderful time, that we are going to do it again next year. We had dessert with a sparkler in it and sang Happy Birthday to ourselves. The food was fabulous and the company was the best. Donna Fredette and I decided to splurge and spend the night at the Edgewater rather than driving back to Redmond where she lives in the driving Seattle rain. We had a waterside room that was absolutely elegant... All of us are going to rent a suite of rooms next year and have a slumber party like we used to do when we really were in our teens... Hey, it would be cheaper than dinner at Anthony's... The next day, Donna and I took the Bainbridge Ferry and Missy Tinker ('65) picked us up and we had another reunion, see picture, in Kingston. We had such a wonderful time. Missy lives in Kingston, and so if anyone wants to get in touch with her, I have her address and phone number. She says she loves it there, and I can sure see why, she has a darling condo with a view of the Bay, in the cutest little town of Kingston, with all these great little shops and even a biker bar... although it was raining that day and the wind was blowing something fierce so no Harleys out, but the food was awesome... What David says about having friends for 45+ years is really true. These super neat women I got to spend time with on my trip up North to Seattle are friends I feel very lucky to have, and Missy even said it all, when she said that the friendship we all share as Bombers is almost "magical". Don't forget the Portland/Vancouver Luncheon on the 5th of May. It won't be as neat as going to the Ronald Reagan Library, but we will have a great view of the Columbia River, and maybe some sunshine... *fingers crossed* Bomber Hugs, -Linda McKnight Hoban ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mike Cook ('74) Richlands favorite comedian - Brad Upton ('74) - will appear at the Columbia Center Red Lion Friday, April 20 at 6:30pm. Tickets will be available at the door for $20 (cash or check only lease). Brads appearance is sponsored by the Washington Library Association as part of its annual conference. -Mike Cook ('74) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Michelle Noga Watt ('95) Hello there, I am trying to find Ray Stein's ('64) email address! If anyone knows it will you please email it to me. He has shared some awesome pictures of the history of Jason Lee Elementary! Did any of you attend Jason Lee? I don't know if you've had a chance to check out the website but we are inviting past teachers, alumni, PTA Board Members and Golden Acorn winners for a celebration of Jason Lee history and also doing a fund raiser to raise money for new technology. The old school will be demolished this summer and so this is your last chance to take a walk down memory lane. Please contact me if you have any questions! Thanks so much! -Michelle Noga Watt ('95) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Funeral Notice >>Patti Thornburg Way ('52) ~ 8/20/34 - 4/7/07 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/14/07 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers sent stuff: Doreen Hallenbeck ('51), Tom Tracy ('55) Bill Berlin ('56), Larry Mattingly ('60) Marilyn Swan ('63), Ray Stein ('64) Robert Shipp ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today Dave Brusie ('51) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today Robin Corley ('69) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Doreen Hallenbeck Waldkoetter ('51) Re: Class of '51 memories book I am in possession of 3, unused copies of the "1951-2001 50th Class Reunion" book prepared for our 50th reunion in 2001. I will be glad to mail them to any member of the '51 class that would like one. Any monetary donation received would be forwarded to Club 40. Just send me your name and mailing address, and it's yours (first come, first served). -Doreen Hallenbeck Waldkoetter ('51) ~ Arizona sunshine being absorbed in Green Valley, AZ **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tom Tracy ('55) Its easy to recall the flavor of Spudnuts when one has eaten so many of them. In the '53-'54 school year my pal, Jerry Reed ('55-RIP), was the guy in charge of the Spudnut Shop, at least in the evening. He had everything down pat... the mixing, the frying, flipping them over with wooden stick just at the right time to keep all that flavor stored up for those who liked them fresh, by the dozen or just couldn't wait for a Spudnut Ala 'Mode. Our attorneys in Seattle took Starbucks public and I always remind them when we visit that "Every Starbucks should have a Spudnut Shop inside... if for nothing else than to ensure they had lots of police protection". Jerry's brothers and sisters... Larry Reed, Sharon Reed ('57-RIP) and "Vonnie" Reed ('60) were all a family of friends you could count on in good times and bad. Like most Bomber families. We lost Larry Reed to a tumor while we were 9th graders at Chief Joseph... and my wife and I sort of replaced him with another Larry Lee of our own... in 1957. We recall the good times, learning to play on teams together, racing down Lee Blvd. on our bikes and running around late at night or camping overnight on the banks of the Yakima or Columbia. If I were in Richland, I'd get a dozen Spudnuts for our classmate and good friend, Wayne Campbell ('55), who recently got a shoulder replacement... one that's guaranteed to swing a 9-iron like Tiger Woods. Pete Hollick ('55) seems to think Wayne wore it out on the golf course... but more likely, it happened in the court room where he was for at a time, pointing fingers as the City Attorney at Pasco. My engineer has offered to donate to Wayne a Maxon miniature motor (identical to one that runs the Mars Rover) to help him master a new swing. So if you see Wayne's next drive exceeding 400 yards, you'll know its installed. So, if you're out of sorts, off base, or just a bit depressed... drop by the Richland Spudnut Shop for a prescription that will bring back your best memories and refresh your tired taste buds. Another thanks to Lorin St. John ('55) for explaining the facts about the Yakima Valley Championship Trophy and listing all past winners. Lorin is our 007 Bomber Archivist par excellante' -Tom Tracy ('55) ~ from your friend and fellow-Bomber... who wishes they had a Spudnut Shop at the GoodWood Barbecue and Cholesterol Center Near Overland Road in Boise tomorrow where the gathering of RHS students from a number of classes will meet and plan newclear (I wish my President could pronounce that word) strategies for enjoying a Saturday morning among old friends and new Bomber acquaintances. Our "most experienced" Bomber is Wanda Howard ('47) who looks young enough to be from the class of '97. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Y'all take plenty of pictures, y'hear? -Maren] **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bill Berlin ('56) Re: Alaska loses a legend I am truly bummed. I read in the Friday edition of the Wall Street Journal that Alaska Airlines (AS for Jimbeaux) is closing down their informal Alaska Eagles group and retiring the last of their Boeing 737-200 Combis, lovingly called by the Alaska Eagles as "Mud Hens". The 737-200 Combi was a unique aircraft with a full cargo door forward and just aft (behind) of the Flight Deck and then a moveable bulkhead (wall) that could be adjusted to accommodate say 6 to 40 passengers and in some cases, no passengers just cargo or just passengers and no cargo. The Mud Hens had an appendage just aft of its wheels for landing on gravel runways, thus not spraying the fuselage with rocks. The APUs (Alternate Power Units), which provided power to the aircraft whilst on the ground, usually had more hours on them than did the jet engines because the Mud Hens were on the ground so much at airports without ground support equipment. The Mud Hens were flown all over the 49th State and especially to small out of the way villages, fishing and mining camps, etc. They carried everything from food and medicine to beer and snow machines. Lots and lots of US Mail, especially Parcel Post stuff from Sears and other catalogs. I remember one guy, a contractor, had to move around 2,000 cinder blocks out to a remote site and the cost to charter two trips because of weight, would have been very high. He found out that he could mail each one of them Parcel Post for a fraction of the cost so the Mud Hens were "grossed out" before they "cubed out," or in English, the aircraft attained it load weight capacity before all of the cargo space was used up. I took a number of trips on Mud Hens, not as flight crew but as a Load Master, usually to the North Slope. The Alaska Eagles were a special group who had to fly an early model 737s to airports without radar, control towers or runway lights. A lot of the landings were "Dead Reckoning" and the major electronic aid was the RDF (Radio Direction Finder), which only worked if someone turned on the ground Transponder. Otherwise it was "seat of the pants" flying in the modern jet age. The 60 Alaska Eagles will be integrated into the Pilot Corps of AS and will now fly to places like Acapulco, San Francisco, and the East Coast rather than Kotzebue, Red Dog or Aniktuvik Pass. AS can do this because all of the gravel strips they once served are now paved and have more sophisticated NAVAIDS but one ex- Alaska Eagle pilot said that he still would rather be "...flying badly needed medicine or libations to Nome than a plane load of ungrateful passengers to Newark..." Another bit of Alaskana gone after 35 years. Bomber Cheers, -Bill Berlin ('56) ~ in Anacortes, WA and I will have more sayings next week so stay tuned AND PAY YOUR $24, a cheap price for all of this valuable information. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Larry Mattingly ('60) Re: Sayings To: Bill Berlin ('56) Another saying from the English comes from their military, diplomatic, and other personnel in Egypt in the early 1900s. "Posh", meaning the best accommodations. They would take a ship to and from, and the because of the prevailing weather and hot sun it was Port (side of the ship) Out and Starboard Home. "Happiness is the sky in bloom" -J Larry Mattingly ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Marilyn Swan Beddo ('63) Maren, Could you include this in the Sandstorm for those who would like to view it. It is a powerful piece that as I viewed it I am reminded of the freedoms we have here in our country. -Marilyn Swan Beddo ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ray Stein ('64) To: Michelle Noga Watt ('95) I've sent my email address to you. Also, you should know that there are several pictures of classes from Jason Lee on the website. Just click on the box that says "Grade School Pictures". I still need to scan and send in pictures of our class of '64 in the 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades at Jason Lee. I'll try to get that done before your May 5th celebration. To: David Rivers ('65) I always enjoy your musings in the Sandstorm. Your postings inspired me to write the following cheesey palindrome: He emits age, Vegas, race cars, an eve's yr. rose to "N" era Bomber birth girl - all as diva! David's all, alright rib-reb mob are (note) "Sorry Seven", as race cars age Vegas-time, eh. -Ray Stein ('64) ~ Mead, WA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Robert Shipp ('64) Re: Retired - and an Invitation At long last, I have joined the ranks of the retired. After 30+ years at Hanford and a few other places, I decided it was enough and took my leave at the end of March. I will finally have time to do some traveling that I have wanted to do for years. Susie and I already have two short trips in the works to Utah and Seattle for grandchildren's birthdays. We have a trip to Brazil planned for this fall. For anyone who is interested My wife is setting up the aforementioned Brazil tour (it will be spring down there), and has room for a few more people. Tentative plans are to leave on September 27 and return October 22. The tour includes trips to Iguau Falls (with side trips into Argentina and Paraguay), Bahia, and Minas Gerais. Cost will run around $3,500 per person. Price includes air fare from Pasco (alternate arrangements can be made for Bombers living in other parts of the country), transportation within Brazil, all hotels and daily buffet breakfast. There is an option to extend to the 25th with trips to Ubatuba and Rio for an additional $300. Anyone who is interested can contact me and I'll have Susie get back to you with more details. (Disclaimer: this tour is not a commercial venture. Susie is a native of Brazil and is doing this for her own amusement. She works with travel agents in Brazil to set up the various tours.) -Robert Shipp ('64) ~ from the home of the Bombers where we're enjoying beautiful spring weather. ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/15/07 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff and 1 honorary Bomber funeral notice today: Dick Wight ('52), Bill Berlin ('56) Helen Cross ('62), Jill Butler ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sandy Carpenter ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Cindy DeHart ('67) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dick Wight ('52) Re: Alaska Airlines Bill Berlin's ('56) memories prompted mine... I was stationed in Kodiak '72-'74, CO of a ship there - and once in awhile flew to/from Anchorage on what was then Wein Airlines, I think. The 737s weren't all that old then. On one flight from Anchorage, we passengers were loaded, the cargo doors wide open (middle of winter), snow drifting in. Ground crew guys came in, counted heads, and took out the empty seats behind us to maximize cargo room, then rapidity loaded cargo. We liked to froze to death before they buttoned up and taxied away from the terminal! Flight deck door was open, and I recall a woman pilot in the right seat. Someone said it was one of the Wein family. True or false? Not many women aircraft commanders in the early '70s.... When I was stationed in Kodiak further back ('56-'57) Wein served the island with a daily flight from Anchorage, a DC-3 that "flew up the shoot" past our LORAN station on Spruce Cape, often in visibility that seemed near zero. If the DC-3 flew inbound and didn't come back out, we assumed it landed OK - we'd wait 45 minutes, then drive to the Navy Base to get our mail and any other stuff that might have come in on the plane. These folks used Navy GCA radar - even though they weren't officially qualified - even on in to the early '70s, as there was no ILS at Kodiak until after the Navy left in 1972. I flew from Kodiak to Juneau in late '56 or early '57 for an OCS interview. Two day trip each way - Kodiak to Anchorage, RON [Remain Over Night] - Anchorage to Juneau. Return trip same deal. There was a weekly flight out of Kodiak to Seattle, outfit called Pacific Northern Airlines (PNA). Came in to Kodiak on Saturday morning, from Anchorage, then few direct to Seattle. I flew out on that one in June '57 - aircraft was a four engine Super Constellation, I think. Thrilling ride! The last 45 minutes or so was VFR (kinda') flying in and out of overcast, I think going down part of the Inside Passage between Vancouver Island and the British Columbia mainland. We didn't have much altitude, I recall! I remember flying BY - not over - Seattle on our approach to SEATAC airport (or was it Boeing Field?) -Dick Wight ('52) ~ just south of Branson, MO were we are FINALLY getting spring rains..... **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bill Berlin ('56) Re: Housekeeping Regarding the Alaska Airlines shut down of the "Arctic" Eagles that I sent in a couple of days ago, I said they were the "Alaska" Eagles but I was wrong. Arctic Eagles is correct, but what the heck, they are now as extinct as the Dodo Bird. That is a very good price for a trip that extensive to Brazil and you would have an "insider" leading the pack. Having escorted all kinds of tours around the world, I am not sure why anyone in their right mind would want that job but it is a heck of a deal. Brazil is fantastic and you should go, especially with this opportunity. By the way, your Spanish will not help in Brazil. Re: Sayings I try to learn something every day and Larry "Boom Boom" Mattingly's ('60) POSH is a new one on me. Here is my next offering: Keeping in mind this is in England in the 1500s, houses had thatched roofs-thick straw - piled high with no wood underneath. It was the only place for animals to get warm, so all the cats and other small animals (mice, bugs) lived in the roof. When it rained it became slippery and sometimes the animals would slip off the roof, hence the saying "It's raining cats and dogs." -Bill Berlin ('56) ~ where I am recovering from Game 1 of the Vancouver/Dallas NHL Playoffs. The game went to several overtimes and it was 1:36 AM the next day when it finished, eh. Go Canucks. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) I really did miss my calling as a travel agent for the Pacific Northwest. This Wednesday my husband and I drove along the gorge area from Kennewick to Portland, and then south. It was so green, and lush with lots of waterfalls, it was gorgeous!! We'd never seen it so green, and it reminded me of Scotland. I've made that trip many times as my grandmother used to live in Eugene, OR, but I'd never seen it more beautiful... Roseville, CA is nice too with all it's flowers in bloom now. Quite a shock as we drove from Pullman and WSU that day, where it had tried to snow on Monday, and was quite cold. And now we are visiting old non-Bomber friends here in our old neighborhood. Looking forward to our 45th reunion of the great class of '62. See you in September... -Helen Cross Kirk ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jill Butler Candler ('63) To: Marilyn Swan Beddo: ('63) Re: Thank you so much for sharing that beautiful piece with us. No matter what our political views are, it was heartfelt and meaningful to see the faces put to words and music and realize what all our troops our going through so far from everything they know and love. -Jill Butler Candler ('63) ~ In Montana surrounded by the beautiful Rocky Mountains **************************************************************** Funeral Notice >>Betty Gregory Hinkle ('47) ~ 9/1/28 - 4/10/07 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/16/07 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber funeral notice today: Ray Hall ('57), Missy Keeney ('59) Larry Mattingly ('60), Judy Willox ('61 & '81) Jeff Michael ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ken Ely ('49) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Barbara Cole ('50) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Tony Sharpe ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Greg Jochen ('76) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ray Hall ('57) I am still searching for full time work... finding out that most jobs are minimum wage jobs or jobs that I am not qualified to do. Any suggestions? Thanks. -Ray Hall ('57) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Missy Keeney ('59) Re: Sayings To: Bill Berlin ('56) I am really enjoying your (and Larry's, too) entries about the origin of sayings. Keep 'em coming! -Missy Keeney ('59) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Larry Mattingly ('60) Re: Alaska Combies To: Bill Berlin ('56) Thanks for memories on the 737-200 combies. I flew in one or the other probably about 15 trips. Entering in the tail of the plane was a different sensation. One of our part-time pyros works in the Alaska Maintenance Dept. I had mentioned to him at a training class a couple of weeks ago that I had heard they were being retired and sold. He said he thought they were out of service already and being cleaned up. He also said crews had mixed emotions about them. They were faithful and very useable aircraft, but they have high numbers of operations on them. (Take-offs and landings). But last Monday when I got to ANC for my flight home, there they were, loading one with pallets. They are being replaced with 737-400s that will have a large door installed. But the 400 will have fewer options. Instead of an infinitely moveable bulkhead they will be only half and half, or all cargo, or all passenger. He also was telling me Alaska is also replacing all of their MD- 80s and 83s in the next few years. This will give them an all "new generation" 737 fleet with commonality of cockpit controls. And I suspect the MDs may be getting a bit "long in the tooth". I like Alaska Airlines and always fly them if they have the route I need. "Happiness is the sky in bloom" -J Larry Mattingly ('60) ~ From home near warm and sunny Tacoma. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Judy Willox ('61 & '81) To: All Bombers Everywhere Re: Do You Remember Love? This is such a beautiful touching piece and I wanted to share it with everyone. I remember George "Pappy" Swan's ('59) great guide to a book he recommended about a relationship with a dog, called "Marley and Me". This is just as touching and I think a lot of animal owners and dog lovers out there will love this one. Judy Willox (Classic Class if '61 and '81) ~ Richland ~ where it is grey and rainy, but the lawn sure looks good. :o) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jeff Michael ('65) Hey there all you Bombers and Bomberettes... I love the sharing of the origination of various sayings. The "raining cats and dogs" was great... never heard that one before. The Brazil tour sounds great! It is such a beautiful country. Wish I could make that trip with my wife but this is not the year for us. As for Ray Stein's ('64) palindrone... like so many other things that Ray "gets" and I don't... I just appreciate the recognition given my grade school buddy, David Rivers ('65). Bye the way, David, you might consider coming to the Good Guys Car Show at Del Mar next year. They stopped doing the drag races this year... just the shows. There were oodles of hot rods there this year. My boss, Don Beaumont (NAB) raced with the Good Guys the year before last and really enjoyed the people. We will be at the strip adjacent to California Speedway again 18 and 19 May to run the Camero. Don clocked consistent 10.2s last time, we'll see if he can keep consistent. As for the boat project that I came to San Diego for... it still marches on. Was supposed to be a six month gig, but we are still not completely painted, no galley, no functioning water system (toilets, showers, sinks, etc.), no galley and now, the engines are gone, too! Lots of work left to do. The boss is talking about taking two or three months for fishing with the boat in an incomplete, but serviceable status. Then back to the boat yard in the fall. I'm suggesting to my wife that we will probably be here for at least 18 more months. But... I'm not in charge,,, so we'll take it one day at a time. -dj jeff Michael ('65) ~ Looking forward to a 4 day gig in Tucson next month and a couple weddings in WA the end of June/first of July. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Funeral Notice >>Joe Jones Winterhawk ('58) ~ 7/17/40 - 3/23/07 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/17/07 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers sent stuff: Dorothy Cameron ('55), Bill Berlin ('56) Judy Willox ('61 & '81), Barbara Sharp ('61 & '62) Roy Ballard ('63), David Rivers ('65) Darlene Napora ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Keith Maupin ('47) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mary Jones ('56) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bob Thomas ('64WB) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim Vach ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Shari Napora ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mary Jane Smith ('70) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Tim Jochen ('73) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Twins: "Jumbo" & "Wig" Davis ('82) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dorothy Cameron Powell ('55) To: Wayne Campbell ('55) Wayne, Best wishes and prayers for your swift recovery from shoulder surgery. It is tough to deal with the body breaking down... hope this surgery will bring you relief and better health!! Im sure there are lots of 55 Bomber friends who are thinking of you now. Take care and get better soon... hug... -Dorothy Cameron Powell ('55) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bill Berlin ('56) To: Larry Mattingly ('60) Thanks for the up dates on the AS 737-400 replacements for the 737-200 Mud Hens. I did not know that there was a new configuration with a cargo door and a 50/50 split for cargo/ passengers on the new aircraft. I knew that they did have to do something with cargo as mail and other necessities are always needed out in the camps and villages and this is the answer. To: Dick Wright ('52) Yep, you did time at Navy Air Station Kodiak, now USCG Air Station Kodiak, in the good old days. I first went to Kodiak the day after I graduated from Col Hi in June of 1956 and worked downtown at Halferty Cannery. At that time there were three non-stop flights from Sea-Tac (SEA) to Kodiak (NHB) on Pacific Northern Airlines Model 749 Lockheed Constellations, all of which had been purchased from Air France. Air France had developed a Belly Pod that clamped up under the main fuselage and would carry and additional 5,000 pounds of "stuff", mostly long "stuff"... like caskets. You could preload them and have them ready to slap under the Connie's belly for a quick turnaround, which was often needed with Kodiak weather being what it was. In those days PNA flew the 749s non-stop from Anchorage (ANC) to Kodiak five times a week and twice a week they flew a DC-3 with double cargo doors aft. Cargo was loaded first and up front and then tied down with a big cargo net and lots of rope. Behind this was maybe 8 seats for "lucky" passengers... a/k/a Passenger/Cargo Handlers. Now the DC-3 was a "tail banger," which is to say that it had a tail wheel and on the ground, the aircraft was up hill with all that cargo to be hand stowed. I know all of this useful information because I worked for PNA for a while and did contract work for Northern Consolidated/Wien at King Salmon (AKN). One trip from ANC/NHB (there will be a test folks) there was a guy from NEW YORK CITY??? dressed to the nines in a pin-stripe blue suit, crisply ironed white shirt, new tie and beautiful new Italian leather shoes. The scene is set. PNA flight 004 took off from ANC at 0930 hours and was in-flight to Kenai (ENI) for a full 21 minutes when it landed and pulled into the terminal building. The pilot, "Big Mike" Hart came around the pile of "stuff" with his sleeves rolled up (but Captain's hat still on to show authority) and pulling on gloves. Said New York gentleman got up and walked off the plane asking Capt. Hart how long we would be on the ground as he had a 1130 appointment in Kodiak and Cap Hart said something like "... with your help, 15 minutes. Without your help, 30 minutes..." so said New Yorker took off his new suit coat and pitched in moving cargo out and back in the aircraft in a kind of daisy chain operation... if you get my drift. Long story short and another hot stop at Homer, by the time Mr. New York got to Kodiak his new couture looked like he just got it from a Salvation Army store. I saw him a couple of times later and he was wearing the usual "Alaska Tuxedo" from Filson or Carhart. When PNA/Western/Delta dropped out of Kodiak, Northern Consolidated Airlines/Wien Alaska Airlines came in with Fairchild F-27 aircraft, and later with a 737-200 Combi, also with a cargo door/combi layout. The trick to these great aircraft was that to get the cargo door open, the port side prop (shut down) had to be put in just the right position or you would wipe out both the door and the prop. Re: Got time for a saying? The floors of a 1500 AD English home were dirt. Only the wealthy had something other than dirt, hence the saying "dirt poor." The wealthy had slate floors that would get slippery in the winter when wet, so they spread thresh (straw) on the floor to help keep their footing. As the winter wore on, they added more thresh until, when you opened the door, it would all start slipping outside. A piece of wood was then placed in the entranceway, hence the saying a "thresh hold." -Bill Berlin ('56) ~ in Anacortes, WA where we are changing the thresh on our dirt floor. We just put new carpet in our bathroom and liked it so well we are running it all the way to the house... if you get my drift. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Judy Willox ('61 & '81) To: All Bombers Everywhere Re: Missing Link to "Do You Remember Love" Sorry for the goof folks, but here is the link to the touching story I was sending to you yesterday. Enjoy! Bomber Cheers, -Judy Willox (Classic Class of '61 and '81) ~ Richland **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Barbara Sharp Lysher Porter ('61 & '62) To: Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) Patti, Was Joe Jones Winterhawk ('58-RIP) the Joe Jones who played on the tennis team in High School? And I think he lived downstairs from me in the early '70s in the Kathy Ann apartments in Richland on GWWay. If it is the Joe Jones I remember he was so nice and always took time to talk with me whenever we had the chance. There was a ping pong table in the laundry room close to his apartment, and lots of time we played a lively game while I was doing laundry. I always let him beat (hah) I am so sorry for your loss. To: Phil Belcher ('51) Do you by any chance have any old Hanford News? Especially the day they presented the procedural books on the FFTF to Al Speers of Westinghouse Hanford? It was a big day, even the governor of Washington was on hand. I'm guessing it was summer in 1975. I worked for Westinghouse Hanford for 5 years and was on the platform with all the "big wigs" that day. Thanks -Barbara Sharp Porter ('61-'62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Roy Ballard ('63) Re: Wall of Fame Maren; We are once again looking to update the wall of fame and bring it up to date. If anyone out there has a name of someone who should be up there that is not, would they please contact me and pass on the information to me. The person should be an all state selection in his or her sport. There are some different circumstances for some sports such as soccer, softball and cross country. Thank You -Roy Ballard ('63), Wall Of Fame Nominating committee **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David Rivers ('65) Re: Ain't we got fun! Wow... hadda read Ray's ('64) palindrome a couple of times to figure out how it worked... it worked... How Does he do that? Talked to Dearest Mary Lou ('63... sigh... not a palindrome huh... but huh is... right?)... and she says that Ray has been quite prolific in these endeavors... talent abounds... right here in River City... (three river city?)... To be very honest... I must say that I hadda kinda think to remember what a palindrome was at first... but one thing... cheesy it was not... I think it was very cool... Made me think... Ray (better known as Number 10) was one of those guys I've "always" known... and of course admired... In Fact... Davis ('65) and I probably spent a good bit of our lives emulating Ray and Skip Nussbaum ('65)... funny how so many of us wanna be in somebody else's skin for so much of our lives... I believe that the Lutheran Church at the corner of Stevens and Van Geisen was, in fact, the genesis of many of my acquaintances and friendships tho I would not have given that credit at the time... but in hindsight I can see so many faces in that little courtyard and confirmation classes and functions... I remember sending Ray a very wide shot of a bunch of us during one summer... musta been Bible school or something... but there we all were... Confirmation was made up of so many of us who ran together that even kids like Davis who didn't go to that church went to confirmation... (there's Terry showing up without having to and the rest of us trying to figure out how to skip without my parents seeing us from across the street... go figure)... and so it goes... I laud the great number 10 for his latest talent and thank him for the gesture... Thanks to Jeff Michael ('65) for recalling what good buddies we were in grade school... those were the days... I won't be making it to Good Guys... I'm not a good guy kinda car guy but I do have to give credit to Gary Meador for all the work he put into our "hobby"... he turned it into one heck of an event... Was sorry they lost their shirts on the Nostalgia racing because that part of the good guys experience I did enjoy... Seems I had a great deal more to say but this little poem of Ray's just emphasizes why I love being a Bomber! -David Rivers ('65) P.S. Tony Sharpe ('63) Hope you had a wonderful birthday on the 16th ... I blew another one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Darlene Napora Shuley ('69) Happy Birthday to Shari Napora ('67)!!! You are the best sister that anyone could ask for! Thank you for all the wonderful memories of our growing up together in Richland. -Darlene Napora Shuley ('69) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/18/07 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Patti Jones ('60), Linda Reining ('64), Debra Harding ('77) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jane Walker ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Debbie Cone ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gilbert Blankenship ('81) TODAY IN HISTORY: Listen, my children, and you shall hear Of the midnight ride of Paul Revere, On the EIGHTEENTH OF APRIL, in '75; Hardly a man is now alive Who remembers that famous day and year.... Paul Revere's Ride -Henry Wadsworth Longfellow **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) Re: All Bomber Luncheon - Richland Many of the usual Bombers and spouses did not attend this time. I do know that Glen Rose ('58) and his wife Carol were off on vacation. I'm sure others were out enjoying the beautiful spring weather that began after the rain and lasted through the weekend. If you have attended before you are missed. Someone always asks if I have heard from you. I walked into a big surprise. Len Rediske ('66) and his wife Linda who are from Vancouver, WA were here for the weekend. They had emailed Marie Ruppert Hartman ('63) that they would be attending and not to tell me. They pulled off the surprise. Len lived on Acacia when I was living on Birch in our younger years. We caught up with each other at the Portland Area picnic. Len and Linda attended the Fife luncheon many times. His wife Linda was a great support to me by email during my move. When I finally moved they were off computer for some time. I had not heard from them or seen them for over 2 l/2 years. This kind of situation does happen often for Bombers at the luncheons. I'll help any Bomber who is looking to surprise someone and so will Marie. (We are not sure where Vera Smith Robbins ('58) is right now. May have finally gone on her trip to Arizona so will not speak for her. Will find our where she is.) If you are hesitant to go to a Bomber reunion of any kind go anyway. Who knows who you will meet up with. Always some surprises in store for anyone attending. I will attempt to put the names in order with the pictures. Here are the Bombers and spouses who attended: Burt Pierard ('59), Judy Anderson Rollinson ('58), Missy Keeney ('59) and Fred Klute ('58), Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) and Dona McCleary Belt ('54), Marie Ruppert Hartman ('63), Lorin St. John ('55), Gene Ruppert ('65), Linda Rediske, spouse of Len Rediske ('66), Linda is a graduate of Columbia River High School ('68) Vancouver, WA, Len Rediske ('66) and Alice Rhodes ('57), Dave Rhodes ('52), Alice is a ('57) graduate of Colville High, Colville, WA, Derrith Persons ('60). We are on the way to Marie Ruppert Hartman ('63) learning to put the names on the pictures. For others giving luncheons we have made another change. We are having spouses when they sign in give the year they graduated, which City, State and high school name. We have been doing this last month and this month. Finding there are connections of Bombers, spouses and visitors which adds to all the discovery. To: Barbara Sharp Lysher Porter ('61) and ('62) Thanks for your kind Sandstorm entry about Joe and more good memories. Yes Barbara, my brother, Joe Jones ('58 RIP) was on the Tennis Team during high school. Because of his liking of tennis he even got me out playing some. Joe was also in the band. He was a band officer. Played the French horn and the Cornet. Joe did live in an apartment for a while about the time you mentioned but I don't know which one. What you said about where you lived does sound familiar. I am sure it was Joe that you knew. I lived in California at the time and did not visit when he was in the apartment. He moved to Seattle not long after. You are right about how nice Joe was. He was nice with anyone he met or knew which he did know many, many people through his life because of his endeavors. Joe also liked helping people do better in their lives. To: Bill Berlin ('56) Like all the saying you have been writing about. Keep them coming. -Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) ~ West Richland, WA - West Richland looking towards Richland, around dusk, the sky happened to produce one of the most clear, colorful rainbows I have ever seen. After living at Browns Point, WA which is on Commencement Bay and rainbows are quite prevalent, thought I had seen the best rainbows I would ever see. The rainbow was looking towards Richland and Bombing Range Road, which is east of my home. The sun was setting at the back of my home. What made me notice was the dark sky. Thought the wind would be blowing and the rain coming down heavy in a few minutes. When I looked out a few minutes later the rainbow was glowing from the sun setting. Not a break in the rainbow any place. The colors were brilliant. Distinct orange, red, yellow, blue, green, violet, purple and edged in white. There wasn't a color of the rainbow missing. In the north it looked like it was touching the ground and the south as well. At times the rainbow would get bigger and then go smaller. By this time I was watching the sun setting out the back slider window, then turning to watch the rainbow out the front window. The sunset was a magical hue of pink with clouds that were dark as well as light. Seemed the whole sky was lit with unusual colors. Thinking the rainbow would go away quickly, I turned my attention out the front window again. The rainbow was there for about 20 minutes. I was thinking by then I could have walked a block to the field to see even more of each end then look to the top. The arch of the rainbow was perfect. Maybe the rainbow was from Joe thanking me for sending in his obituary. He so loved Richland at one time. The sea later captured his heart and that's where he lived for many years. First at Seattle and later southern California. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Linda Reining ('64) to:David Rivers re:Richland Lutheran Church wow---brought back great memories of that church. went there from the time I was in 4th grade til I moved from Richland. I remember the Fellowship dinners on Sunday evenings, junior high Sunday School classes with the young pastor(cannot remember his name), church camp, the contest to name the new church camp(Camp Rich- Lu---don't remember who won the contest, but they got that year's camp membership paid for, if I remember correctly), and also remember the Confirmation classes and being confirmed in November of my Freshman year. I even have the confirmation picture of my class, in a box, someplace(I think Pastor Reitan is also in the picture). *grin* remember waiting to be confirmed, so we could partake in communion with all the other adults. *grin* and, that little wafer getting stuck to the roof of my mouth, til I washed it down with the wine(grape juice?). *grin* thanks for the memories. AND Ray(Stein) was in my confirmation class. *GRIN* -Linda Reining(Boomber Bomber class of 64).....Bakersfield, CA ....... we had some rain over the weekend, but not enough to get rid of the drought conditions and now our weather is slowly climbing back up to the 80's. am looking forward to meeting the LA area Bombers at the Ronald Reagan Library the 28th of this month, should be a blast! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Debra Harding O'Neal ('77) Re: A belated happy birthday I just caught up on my email today and saw that I missed Kelly Walsh Patterson's ('77) birthday! So a very happy belated birthday wish to you! Hope I get to see you this summer at the reunion! -Debra Harding O'Neal ('77) ~ Bonney Lake, WA ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/19/07 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber funeral notice today: Patti Jones ('60), Helen Cross ('62) George Barnett ('63), David Rivers ('65) Dennis Nalder ('65WB) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Laurel Nielsen ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Maren Smyth ('63 & '64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Twins: Lloyd & Linda Swain ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mark Rohrbacher ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Peg Wellman ('66) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Jeff Larsen & Barbara Gile ('67) TODAY IN HISTORY 1775 American Revolution began 1971 Charles Manson sentenced to life 1993 Waco 1995 Oklahoma City **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) Happy Birthday Maren! Appreciate everything you do! You are the best! -Patti Jones Ahrens ('60)~ West Richland, WA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) Greetings from beautiful Lake Tahoe where we will be visiting our oldest son for a few days. We got up to lovely sunshine just south of Placerville, CA where we stayed with long-time friends. And when we got in our car, we heard that chains were required on Hwy 50 between us and Tahoe, but while we did see snow plows and some cars with quite a bit of snow on them, we had clear roads all the way. In fact the sun is melting snow outside as I write. But our son is snow boarding up at Heavenly as we speak. Happy Birthday to fellow class of '62 mate, Jane Walker. Looking forward to seeing you at the Reunion in September. -Helen Cross Kirk ('62) ~ in a muddy white Sienna now.... **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: George Barnett ('63) To anyone even remotely interested, I will be driving up to Richland from Tucson this coming Monday through Thursday. My step dad's condition is becoming worse, so I will assist in the care at his home as long as it takes. I may get a chance to see a few of the "Old Bomber Buddies" while there, although my available use of a computer will be limited. I DO look forward to downing a dozen Spudnuts somewhere along the line, (Yeah I know, Bad cop NO donut) and seeing some of the ol gang if possible. Bye Geo. -George Barnett ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David Rivers ('65) Re: Bomber Babe Birthday Nuther special one today. This lady... and I do mean lady (gots the tats to prove it)... is Bomber through and through... unlike most of us who can reach out and touch the hearts and minds of a few, this Bomber Babe has touched all our lives... in fact, over the years she has elicited responses from celebrities such as Burt Wells... (Howdy Buckaroos) and many others... she has probably gathered more Bomber history than Gary Behymer ('64) tho not as many yearbooks I'm sure... she knows each of us by name and birthrate... pretty much can tell you where you went to 2nd grade and what you had for lunch on the first day of school... she has the recipe for Zip's tarter sauce and Richland School Chili and Cornbread... I believe she could sing the School Song backwards and forwards if asked and, with the help of the great number 10 ('64) might even be able to recite a palindrome about Columbia Fair Columbia... (I think the rest of it goes something like da de da da de da da da)... She's been a good bud to me in many ways... helped me understand a friend was in need long before I recognized it because I was too close to the problem to focus clearly... she's the best ex a guy could ever have... (inside joke... can't even remember how it started... but no... she never went with a trashy boy like me)... Maybe she's my best ex cuz I never hadda give her a house, a car, an alimony check or anything like that... which of course makes her a wonderful ex... She keeps us informed come rain, shine or hurricane... she's the one and only... HAPPY BIRTHDAY MAREN SMYTH ('63 & '64)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YOU IZ DA BEST! -David Rivers ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dennis Nalder ('65WB) Hey all: I sure want to thank David ('65) for all the good times he showed us in Las Vegas. It was a great time and the viewing was fun - car watching on Friday night and people watching all day Saturday. Quite the combination. For me, it was great to get caught for 40 years of not seeing my friends from Jason Lee and Chief Joseph. Lots of changes and yet still the fun people I knew back then - Got to meet some more new people also. Michelle was great. Friends are always friends. Each one of them has a place in my life. I can remember coming to Richland - been moving around quite a bit - many schools in 3 states. I really didn't have much of an identity at that time - I could have gone in lots of directions - I can't express how much David and Terry D. meant to me when I first came to Jason Lee. They accepted me from the first day - maybe because of my sister:~)) regardless - it meant so much to me. They got me into all the sports and introduced me to the many friends I would have all the years in Richland. Brian, Laura, Richard, Marion, Skip, Chuck, Terry K., Rick, Lyman, Janet, Diane, Big John, Doug, Steve and so many more. It was a very important part of my life - because it set the tone for the rest of my days. When I had to leave - I was very upset with my mom - just found something that meant a lot to me - and away I go to Alaska. However, I had some confidence to be somebody any where I went because of all my Bomber friends in Richland. So, things went well - I excelled in school and other areas - Terry D. used to call and get enjoyment out of things I was doing - He was amazed at all the accomplishments. Of course he would call in the middle of the night - get me into trouble - with my wild friends from Richland - quote from my step dad:~) So all the reunions have just been amazing. I can't thank the "Sorry 7" enough for being so kind and letting me spend time with them and everyone attached to these affairs. So, Thanks from the bottom of my soul guys - it's appreciated beyond your imagination. Ray nice letter in the 'Storm - The comment about my sister has merit. When I went to the Kenny Johnson ('665-RIP) party - great times - Terry D was the first person I saw and we had warm greeting - Rick came over and Said Hi Dennis and is your sister here - looking over my shoulder. That's ok Rick - Love you anyway. Let all Friends fine each other once again - because we shared life together at one time. -Dennis Nalder ('65WB) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Funeral Notice >>Peggy Personett Yale ('51) ~ 10/31/33 - 4/14/07 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/20/07 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff: Mary Evelyn Kingsley ('49), Ralph Myrick ('51) Sandy Carpenter ('61), Helen Cross ('62) Linda Reining ('64), David Rivers ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Trevor Alan Smith (HHS'94) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Chuck Shipman ('71) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mary Evelyn Kingsley Spradlin ('49) Peggy Personett Yale ('47-RIP) became my cousin after the marriage of her mother and my uncle in 1948 (I think, it could have been '47) I always thought she was the most beautiful girl I knew, and just as nice as she was beautiful. I left Richland in the fall of '49 and only came back every other Summer to visit my parents until my mother died in '71. I would see Peggy and her family most of the visits. I am sorry we didn't have much communication after that as I am not a good correspondent so I missed really knowing her as an adult. I know she will be missed by all who knew her. I will always remember her as my beautiful and sweet cousin and will hold her family in my prayers. -Mary Evelyn Kingsley Spradlin ('49) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ralph Myrick ('51) I received an email from Jim Gilson ('51). His schools overseas are doing well. They seem to grow each year. Guess he is quite an administrator. I know he would be interested in any teachers who are married in knowing if you are interested in working for him. If Maren does not have his email address, let me know and I will send it to you. How many of you guys remember when he was broadcasting music and church league basketball scores over the airways and the FFC made him quit. That guy was always doing something. He is a great guy. -Ralph Myrick ('51) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Sandy Carpenter Lee ('61) Re: Horse Training Hi Everyone, Just sitting here in my 5th wheel trailer and had a minute to say "Hi" and let you know what I've been up to lately. This all started last summer when my husband extended all of our fencing at our ranch north of Spokane, to accommodate goats so they'd clear the land of brush and eliminate some of our fire danger. Then he made the mistake of saying, "You know... with all this fenced pasture now, you could have another horse if you wanted." Well, that got me thinking... had never gotten horses out of my system when we had them when our kids were young growing up in Mattawa, so started looking into it. When I talked with other people, we kept hearing, "At your ages... getting started again, and at your height... we are short people... you guys need a Paso Fino." I said, "A What??" I'd never heard of them. Now, the next spring, after having purchased 2 paso fino mares, I find myself sitting here so that I can take in everything our horses are learning here. We are at a Paso Fino horse ranch out of Plummer, ID called Hacienda de los Ninos, and trying to learn as much as our horses are learning. My mare, Tessa, is in her 3rd week of training, and was under saddle after only 1 week; now being ridden in the arena by Paul Zito the horse trainer. Forrest's horse, Zanzi, a very pretty paint 1/2 Paso Fino mare, will arrive here on the 28th for her 1 month of training (she's a little more experienced & won't need as much). Then the end of May, it is our plan to take them home to our ranch an hour north of Spokane, and hopefully they will love it there as much as we do. The weather certainly has not been cooperative and it's been durn cold staying in this 5th wheel; but hopefully, it will warm up this next week. We did have a nice Easter though, and the Zitos invited me to their church and to join their family BBQ, which was excellent. Then we all played on horses and 4 wheelers. Was a very nice day. Hope you all are enjoying this spring. Hey, are any of you owners of Paso Finos, or know anything about them. They sure are a nice little horse. Well, Happy Trails to all of you. -Sandy Carpenter Lee ('61) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) Happy Birthday to one great Bomber, who has done so much to revive the school spirit all of us Bombers have always had. That would be you, Maren. -Helen Cross Kirk ('62) ~ still enjoying beautiful Lake Tahoe and our oldest son, who at age 29 has finally really grown up.. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Linda Reining ('64) to:Donni Clark Dunphy(63) re:Richland Lutheran Church I remember the get-togethers in the basement of the old church, too, but when I wrote about the Fellowship dinners, I was going to say, "in the basement", but then I wasn't sure it really did have a basement. *grin* I remember the hayrides and the horse rides at the riding acamdemy, too. in fact, on one of those rides, I had told the guy that I was afraid of horses, and he assured me I'd get a tame horse----well, I got such a tame horse, the blasted thing wouldn't leave the corral area!!!!! finally had to give me a different horse! do you remember "Kangaroo Court" at church camp? it was always held on the last night and you'd get punishment for: taking too long in the shower; not getting dressed or undressed quick enough; taking too long on a hike or finding certain items; or other "silly, nonsense infractions". was so much fun. do you remember crowning a king and queen for the week of camp? one year (9th grade), we crowned Tracy Rupp as camp king and the following year, he ended up coming to Col-Hi. think he was originally from Walla Walla, but I do know he wasn't part of Richland the first year that we were at church camp. was so funny to see him at our school! *grin* am wondering IF we were ever at camp, together. *grin* I only went the summer before 9th grade and the summer before 10th grade. *grin* see you, Saturday, the 28th of April at the Ronald Reagan Library and for lunch, afterwards! should be a blast! am bringing my camera, but am NOT a good photog, so won't be nominating myself as "the photographer" for the event. *grin* Linda Reining(Boomber Bomber class of 64)......cooler temps have arrived in Bakersfield, with strong winds, and they are even talking rain for tonight(Thursday)and over the weekend, too. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David Rivers ('65) Did you know that trying to keep up with all the info in the Sandstorm can be... time consuming? The other day Tom Tracy ('55) mentioned that Jerry Reed ('55 RIP) had passed, I wasn't aware of that and of course I was saddened... I've gone on and on about the Reed Kids before as well as Billy Libke ('57), all of whom (except Jerry and Johnny ('62WB) baby-sat me when I was a lil kid... Sharon ('57) Bonnie ('60) and Larry ('59-RIP)... I remember when Larry died as if it was yesterday... my mother just broke down... the last I heard Johnny was living with Jerry but that was years ago... Johnny was famous throughout Richland in his early years... everyone loved him... maybe too much... no one could ever discipline him because he was so "cute" maybe too cute for his own good... I hope his life turned out better... Denny Nalder's ('65 Hon) note was great and almost brought tears to this ol' Marine's eyes... He called off the roll call of the buds we ran with and run with without a falter... dang we had wonderful times and thanks to one of his students stumbling across the Sandstorm we are having them again... He was right when he said he fit in right away... there was no testing period for the Nalder kids... they were part of our gang from day one... it was hard for us to have him leave but I can't imagine what it was for Denny and Sandy... I have a hard time sitting in one spot for more than ten seconds at a time but I did overhear Denny telling somebody about the agony of the move when the boyz were here for Viva Las Vegas... I felt very badly because as it ended up tho I had promised Denny one of the hottest cars in my stable he never did get to drive a hot rod... the one I promised requires serious gymnastics to get both feet to work the peddles... as an old dragster when I got it... it only had a hand brake which was not my cup of tea... I added front disk brakes to the package and a brake peddle which was pretty much hung just for me with left foot braking... on the way back, the Sorry bunch needed a driver of a rental car and I volunteered Denny for that... duh... I can be sooooo stupid! But there is always October and next Viva on Easter weekend 2008... lotsa chances left... Did I ever mention how much I love to be a Bomber? Probably not... but I do! -David Rivers ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/21/07 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Mike Brady ('61), Jim Hamilton ('63) Betti Avant ('69), Larry Davis ('80) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bonnie Allen ('59) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Katie Sheeran ('61) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mike Brady ('61) Re: Bill Lipke ('57) Hello David Rivers ('65), I think Bill Libke's name is Bill Lipke. I remember playing basketball at the Chief Joseph gym one cold, wintery morning in 1956. I was under the south end basket when a ball came flying through the air and hit me in on the side of my face. I have never been hit so hard before or since. It was Bill Lipke who threw the ball! Was I mad! But, there was not much I could do about it because Bill was a "big" kid and I was a "little" kid. -Mike Brady ('61) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim Hamilton ('63) Gotta read my mail more often. I am attaching an article on Gene Conley ('46) that was written by friend Craig "Sideline Smitty" Smith in the Seattle Times last month. No more free beers... my favorite trivia question is now public knowledge. The second article was sent via my sister, Carolynn ('60), from a mutual friend who was obviously a little behind in her reading also. She wondered if we knew anyone in the picture? Since I wasn't to be born for another month or so, I didn't, but maybe someone does. jimbeaux -Jim Hamilton ('63) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [ -- see a couple of other pictures taken on what looks like the same day as the picture that came via Carolynn..... -Maren] **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Betti Avant ('69) Even though I didn't go to the Lutheran church I remember the basement well. My first year in Brownies it was our meeting place. Our group was so large no one wanted to take it on after that one year. Our classes at Jason Lee like all the other grade schools at that time were quite large and that group of Brownies was just from Jason Lee. I was so shy at that age that when it came to selling cookies I'd take my younger brother Howard ('72-RIP) with me and have him talk to however answered the door. The Washington state quarter is now out-in Washington we usually get the latest quarter last but this one came out last Wednesday and I got one over the weekend. There are only eight more to collect and I'm not planning on starting on the presidential dollars. In fact I've only seen what one looks like in the paper and haven't gotten any of them yet. -Betti Avant ('69) ~ Lacey, WA where it was a "nippy" 29 this morning during my walk but at least it was not wet **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Larry Davis ('80) To All Bomber Baseball Fans I'm trying to find where Richland is in the State 4A Baseball standings. (I understand the team is first in their league but how are they rated state wide). Does anyone know a good website to track the standings? The West side papers seldom talk about the East side teams. I'm just a long baseball throw away from Tahoma HS in the Kent/Maple Valley area and they are still undefeated this year... I'd like to see the match-up with Richland (with the Bombers on top of course). I'd also be interested in finding out about the remaining schedule for the team. Where's Mike Davis ('74) when you need him? Greg Alley ('73) may be a good resource and Tim Doyle ('80) feel free to reply regarding the Hanford schedule, too. Thanks for the help -Larry Davis ('80) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/22/07 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers sent stuff: Ann Bishop ('56), Ruth Miles ('59) Jim Hamilton ('63), Roy Ballard ('63) Gary Behymer ('64), David Rivers ('65) Betti Avant ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ellen Weihermiller ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Nancy Metz ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Meg Cone ('70) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Gary Persons ('57) & Jan Bollinger ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ann Bishop Ousley ('56) I received an interesting e-mail that some of you might like to check out. It is the speech that Darrell Scott gave before Congress. He is the father of Rachel Joy Scott who was killed at Columbine. You may have to click another site when this one comes up... I did. -Ann Bishop Ousley ('56) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ruth Miles Bruns ('59) Re: Bill Lipke Ummm, I'm sure that I remember Bill Lipke as a classmate all the way back to Jefferson School, so he is '59 rather than the '57 mentioned here (unless perhaps there is another Bill Lipke ...). -Ruth Miles Bruns ('59) ~ Goldendalem WA where it's clouding up rapidly and trying hard to rain for our Earth Day celebration on the courthouse lawn. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim Hamilton ('63) I'm not sure which summer it was probably "The Summer That Nothing Happened". A sloth of we South End Rabble were heading up to the George Prout Memorial Swim & P, to see what the swim team had to offer. Not too sure either what we were wearing, but I'm pretty sure that everyone, except Norman Hill, had abandoned the Clam Digger look. The Chipmunks were already on the swim team, so it might have only been me, Chico Taylor, Plows, Pook and Terry Jones from the JV. We might have been conjuring up a raid into Indian County, but we ducked into the Roller Rink to cup a heater and reorganize. It was there that I first heard mention of our Birthday Girl. Right there on the stall wall was no less than a "glowing recommendation". Now I didn't know who she was, in that I was pretty dense having Tri-City Herald route #306 as my primary focus in life. I did however make note of her name. Our paths did cross over the years, Camp Naches, the Ski Bus and random other encounters, but she was "untouchable". During our freshman year at Wazzu, she sat next to me in Math 101 and copied off of my paper. She got a "C" and moved on; I on the other hand moved on to Cheney, where I was repeating the class the next September. Fast forward forty some years to last December. With no power at our beloved Rancho Cerveza in Kirkland, we (the Lovely Miss Nancy and I), acted on an earlier invitation and drove down I-5 to Olympia, where the Birthday Girl also didn't have any electricity. We did however, have plenty of "juice" in the form of several fine bottles of Cabernet, Merlot and Syrah. After about the twenty- third toast to the Gold Medal Class of '63, we all (Mary Lou was there too as co-hostess and Keeper of Decorum) put on our matching pajamas, taped our ankles and toasted everything we could think of including the Commandant's Cat. To: Ellen Weihermiller ('63), Happy Birthday, you are something very special. We are looking forward to the night of this December 14th, when again you can wine and dine us. But please talk to Skip about buying a generator, if only for my Sonicare. The Forever Young and Always Lovely Miss Nancy and Jimbeaux p.s. Leo, this is your notice to rent a hall for the Gold Medal Class of '63 Chowder, Marching and Caroling Society Christmas Party on Saturday Dec. 15th. Everyone else mark your calendars. p.s.s. Talk about serendipity, or is it kismet, the last time we were in Richland, we think we found some of Ellen's gum under the counter at the Spudnut Shop. And Ellen, don't worry, you're still on the wall at Curley's (but it did look like Mary Lou's handwriting). -Jim Hamilton ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Roy Ballard ('63) Re: State Golf teams of '68, '69, and '71 Maren, I'm looking for anyone who would happen to have a picture of the Boys' Golf teams for the years of 1968, 1969 and 1971 all three teams won the state tournaments of those years according to the WIAA, 1971 was a tie with Everett. Steve Stull ('69) was the medalist for '68 and '69. If anyone that has those could scan the pictures and send them to me, I sure would appreciate them. -Roy Ballard ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary Behymer ('64) Re: Photo Hanford Big Shots Hanford Big Shots photo...from Alumni Sandstorm 04/21/07 Top Row -- 5th from right Is this Bruce Whiteside's ('64) dad? -Gary Behymer ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David Rivers ('65) Re: Birthday girl Birthday girl Dynasties... ya gotta love 'em... no not Ming... and not Kennedy ("Vote for the Kennedy of your choice, but vote"... that still cracks me up... I say it every time we vote and those who smile are old... and those who don't... to heck with them... )... I'm talkin' Richland Dynasties... you know those families that just had one kid after another that was as cool as the last... like the Roe girls... the Parker girls... I sound like I'm only talking about girls but I'm not... just can't remember the boys... Oh yeah... like the Gardners... (whew.. didn't think I could remember any)... so anyway... the birthday girl is the eldest (sounds better than oldest) of one of those families... I remember when Brian Johnson ('65) moved over to Johnston and introduced us to a whole street of lovelies.. and the birthday girl was one of them.. here we were... the whole bunch of the Sorry 7 hanging around Brian's house a lot more than we used to before he moved... A lingering love of mine lived across the street from Brian... you know how those things are... just never really get over that lovin' feeling... and of course the ever lovely (not trying to steal a line there Jimbeaux '63) Mary Lou ('63) lived on the street... and was, in fact, and remains the birthday girl's best friend... yes... while the '66 girls claimed that we '65ers were "their boys"... we were hanging around watching the girls of '63... so worldly... so mature... so... .... ohhhhhh my... but enough of that ol' mushy stuff... it's time to wish Ellen Weihermiller ('63) HAPPY BIRTHDAY ON THE 22md!!!!!!!!!!!!! (I missed her sis Cathy's ('66) the other day like a goof) Mike Brady ('61): I always pronounced the Libke name Lipke too... but I always try and make sure I have the right graduation year so I look them up... surprise surprise... Lipke is spelled Libke... -David Rivers ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Betti Avant ('69) To: Larry Davis ('80)\ I put Washington state high school baseball standings in a search engine and several popped up. It has Richland ranked 3rd in 4-A and the only other eastern Washington team in 4-A is Mead out of Spokane at #10. Kamiakan is ranked in 3-A and I didn't check the smaller schools. Hope this helps. -Betti Avant ('69) ~ Lacey, WA ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/23/07 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 10 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber funeral notice today: Pat Brimhall ('51), Bill Berlin ('56) Gus Keeney ('57), Ruth Miles ('59) Mary Rose ('60), Donni Clark ('63) Larry Bowls ('64), David Rivers ('65) Patti Snider ('65), Larry Davis ('80) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mike Bradley ('56) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rita Eckert ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Paul Hirst ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Pat Brimhall Madaia ('51) This message is for Jack Yale. Jack, I was so sad to hear of Peggy's ('51) passing. She was such a sweet person and liked by everyone! My heart and thoughts are with you and your family Jack during this time of sorrow. Remember all the good times, it helps. -Pat Brimhall Madaia ('51) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bill Berlin ('56) Re: Not a saying Once again, this comes from 1500 AD in England. Most people got married in June because they took their yearly bath in May and still smelled pretty good by June. However, by this time they were beginning to smell so brides carried a bouquet of flowers to hide the body odor, hence the custom today of carrying a bouquet when getting married. -Bill Berlin ('56) ~ and now I know why Jimbeaux ('63) and his little gang of '63 twits carried bouquets when they graduated in June of 1963. Probably been since March or April for those guy's annual bath. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gus Keeney ('57) Re: Bill Libke Maren, You might clear up some of the Questions. There was a Robert (Bob) Libke in My Class of '57. I think he had a younger Brother around Missy's ('59) age. It is listed in the Class of '57 name list as Bill Libke, but Bob by the photo in our Columbian. Unless his name is William Robert Libke, or something like that, he went by Bob. [ I found 3 Libke boys and 1 Lipke...... -Maren] Thanks, -Gus Keeney ('57) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ruth Miles Bruns ('59) Re: Libke / Lipke I am capable of actual research, so I hauled out my 1957 Columbian and found -- Bob Libke. Bob, Bill -- Libke, Lipke -- '57, '59. It was a small town, and it is a bit surprising to have two names so similar and yet different. [ I found 3 Libke boys and 1 Lipke...... -Maren] Now, what's the next thing to talk about? -Ruth Miles Bruns ('59) ~ in Goldendale WA where it didn't actually rain yesterday for Earth Day, but politely waited until after dark to give us a good wetting-down. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mary Rose Tansy ('60) Johnny Reed was not the youngest child in the Reed/Lipke family. There was also Joe. I saw him at the memorial service for Jerry (Jay) Reed ('55) in Spokane. He is one more very handsome man from that family. And the name is not Bonnie, it is Vonnie ('60). She was also at the memorial and is still as gorgeous as ever. -Mary Rose Tansy ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Donni Clark Dunphy ('63) To: Linda Reining ('64) Re: Richland Lutheran I didn't ever go to regular church camp, sorry I missed, but I went on a lot of the retreats, Satus Pass, Rim Rock, Camp Rich Lu. I did go to LBI at Seattle one year. That was fun and hard work! One of the most memorable moments I had at retreat was when we went to Satus Pass. Some of us kids got up at 4:00 one morning and hiked up to the top of the ridge and waited for the sunrise. I will never forget that sight. From where we were, you could see nothing but a sea of clouds, and when the sun began to rise pink and yellow rays shot up through the clouds and caused the edges of the clouds to look like they were rimmed with gold. It was awesome! -Donni Clark Dunphy ('63) ~ From the little house in La Mirada, CA where it poured the day before yesterday. Yesterday the sun peeked out only for awhile and now it is overcast again. "Though April showers, may come your way, they bring the flowers that bloom in May.........." **************************************************************** **************************************************************** From: Larry Bowls ('64) To: Gary Behymer ('64) Re: Photo - Hanford Big Shots Gary, I really thought I would remember Bruce's Dad - Robert "Bob" Whiteside I believe his name is. Sadly, though, I can't confirm if it is his father in the picture. Over a period of time, I spent a few nights and days at the Whiteside's house before they moved to Sunnyside. I think he was a control room supervisor at "N" reactor when I was a draftsman there working for Vitro Engineering a number of years later. -Larry Bowls ('64) ~ Redlands, CA where my weekend Harley ride was delayed when I had to revive the thundering beast from hibernation with the unexpected need to coax her back to life with a gentle 24 hour charge of some joules from the battery charger. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David Rivers ('65) OK... I messed up... I'm so very young... (love it) that I forgot Ellen Weihermiller ('63) is not the eldest of her clan... her sister Cheryl ('60)is... BUT it's not that I forgot Myra ('67) that I didn't mention her... I only mentioned Cathy ('66) because I had just missed her birthday... I didn't miss Myra's... Ann Engel ('63) was kind enough to point out my mistake and I thank her for helping me out of a jam... I must say that I was so shaken and upset that I was restoring a set of '54 Oldsmobile horns for one of the girls at work and dropped them ruining the diaphragms... oh woe is me... I'm sure I'll get over it... Freddy ('63) says I'm forgiven... I just hope the rest of the big kids will forgive my extreme youth and allow me to continue to sit at the big kids' table... so long as I don't spill my milk... I'll probably have to continue to sit on the phone book but my feet almost touch the ground... so... I just hope my face stops turning red before June! Oh my... just before press time I was advised by Dear Ms Ellen ('63) that I have indeed been totally remiss... in fact, she tells me that I DID mis Myra's birthday on the 14th... well how did I know that their parents would be so darned busy in April! -David Rivers ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Patti Snider Miller ('65) I was wondering if we have any Bomber Alumni in or near Yuma, AZ. My daughter, April Miller ('92) is being hired as an elementary teacher this next school year. Just e-mail me... interested in anything you can tell us about the area (besides being hot :) Bomber Cheers, -Patti Snider Miller ('65) ~ in Richland where it is now 61 and had a little rain this a.m. sun is out now **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Larry Davis ('80) To: Betti Avant ('69) Betti, thanks for the update on the Bomber Baseball Team. I was having some problem navigating all the web sites and could not find the State standings (I found all the divisional standings on several sites). As you mentioned, Richland (8-1) is Ranked #3 in State 4A, just behind Tahoma of Maple Valley (11-1) and Jackson of Mill Creek (9- 1). The website updates are still a week behind but this was the latest information given. As the play offs begin soon, I'll be interested in any updated scheduling information... especially when Richland comes to play on the West side. To: Kathryn Hudson Williamson ('54) (Many of you know that her eyes have been bad for many years). We trust your last (recent), laser eye surgery, went well. It sounded like you were already seeing better shortly after the surgery. We wish you well and now maybe you'll be able recognize your son from 1/2 way across the street the next time that you see him. Bomber cheers to all. -Larry Davis ('80) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Funeral Notice >>Shirley Watts James ('49) ~ 4/22/35 - 4/12/07 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/24/07 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Bill Berlin ('56), Mike Brady ('61) Gary Behymer ('64), Ray Stein ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Leslie Swanson ('59) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rosie Valenzuela ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ben Hausenbuiller ('98) BOMBER CALENDAR: Richland Bombers Calendar Click the event you want to know more about. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bill Berlin ('56) Re: Did you know? In 1500 England they cooked in the kitchen with a big kettle that always hung over the fire. Every day they lit the fire and added things to the pot. They ate mostly vegetables and did not get much meat. They would eat the "stew" for dinner, leaving the left overs in the pot to get cold over night and then start over the next day. Sometimes the stew had food in it that had been there for quite a while, hence the rhyme, "Peas porridge hot, peas porridge cold, peas porridge in the pot nine days old." -Bill Berlin ('56) ~ Sounds like the lunch at Lewis & Clark Elementary on Monday through Friday... as I recall **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mike Brady ('61) Re: Lipke vs. Libke From what I can tell, we're talking about two different people. Bill Lipke was one of Richland's top football players in the late '50s. Lipke, not Libke, was the guy that threw the basketball that hit me on the side of the face. I think I'm right??? -Mike Brady ('61) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary Behymer ('64) Re: photo from Alumni Sandstorm 4/22/07 Gary, I have been married to Bruce Whiteside's dad for almost 32 years (May 15) and he is not in the photo you sent to the Alumni Sandstorm on April 22nd. Yes, he worked at Hanford for 40 years, retiring May 30, 1987. He was a Shift Manager at N Area. He was on the start up crew and shut N down for the last time. He's now a B Reactor Tour Guide. -Donna Thorson Whiteside ('66) Gary Behymer ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ray Stein ('64) Since the "Libke vs Lipke" confusion was resolved so quickly, I thought I would mention a name dilemma that I encountered a few years ago. When I put together the Memorial Video for the Class of '64, I was given the name of Robert Thompson as one of our departed classmates. He had been listed as deceased in our Twenty Year Reunion Booklet and subsequently in the 30-yr and 35-yr booklets. I found an "R. Thompson" pictured with our class in the '62 Columbian: Since he was a '64WB, I searched the Jr. High yearbooks and found a portrait picture of "Richard Thompson" at Chief Jo. Not realizing the Robert-Richard difference, I initially included those pictures in the '64 RIP Video. During my last minute spelling check, I found that while our records said we had lost a classmate named Robert Thompson, my video was showing someone identified as Richard Thompson. I talked to our '64 reunion gurus and no one knew if it was Robert or Richard. I panicked and pulled the pictures from the video. I felt bad that we weren't able to honor a classmate, but I didn't want to have a Richard Thompson show up to our reunion and . . . well, you get the idea. -Ray Stein ('64) ~ Mead, WA ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/25/07 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Jim Russell ('58), John Browne ('61) Shirley Collings (66), Debra Crane ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Paul Ratsch ('58) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Jerry Spears & Cathy Clugston ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim Russell ('58) Re: Good restaurant in the Tri-Cities It's been a l-o-o-n-n-g time since I've written in to the Sandstorm, although I read it faithfully each and every day. I enjoy the touch of home - even though it hasn't really been my physical home for almost 50 years! I need to get a recommendation for a good place to eat in the Tri-Cities. One which can handle about 20-25 on a Friday evening (June 15). I'm not talking about the famous Denny's chain of restaurants, but one that serves quality steak or fish. It could have a dinner buffet (considering the size of the crowd), as long as it will be something 20-25 once-hungry but well-satisfied souls will go back home to Seattle raving about the great place to eat in the Tri-Cities. (I've got a reputation to uphold, here.) The annual convention of the Grand Lodge of Freemasons will be held in Kennewick Wednesday through Saturday, June 13-16. It is the tradition of my Lodge to get together for dinner Friday evening before the installation of new state officers. Since I rarely fail to let it be known where my roots lay, now I'm challenged to come up with a great recommendation. What I knew in 1958 is not what I need to know in 2007! Obviously, 20-25 people will need to make some reservations way ahead for dinner on a Friday evening. It's not too early to start thinking about it. Any suggestions? -Jim Russell ('58) ~ from "downtown" Mountlake Terrace, WA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: John Browne, Jr. ('61) Re: Some like it hot... To: Bill Berlin ('56) I guess that explains the very last line .."some like it in the pot, nine days old" (as opposed to "in their tummy"). I'm digging the etymological discourse... but am a little saddened by the absence of material from our own days, to pass on to future centuries. (Couldn't we do Something with, um, Edsel, maybe?) ^..^ -john browne, jr. ('61) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley Collings Haskins (66) Re: Liz Duncan ('98-RIP), 26-year-old daughter of Denny and Nanette Logg Duncan ('66) killed in freak accident. A terrible accident took the life of Liz Duncan when she was hit by a car on April 21st while she was jogging in Seattles Montlake neighborhood. You may read the Tri-City Herald story dated 4/24/07 Friends and family will gather at 2pm Saturday for a service celebrating Liz's life at Bethel Church; 600 Shockley Road; Richland. You may email me for an address if you wish to send a card to the family. With sorrow, -Shirley Collings Haskins (66) ~ Richland **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Debra Crane Horne ('71) George Horne ('65) and I are planning a trip to San Antonio, TX in mid May and was wondering if any of the Amazing Alums of Col-Hi could give advice as to what is available to do for us to do with our son and his wife and their 2 daughters; ages 5 and 2. We only have a couple of weeks and I cannot seem to find decent room rentals available without spending the entire vacation fund. I know that we Bombers are resourceful so I am looking forward to hearing some suggestions. Bomber cheers -Debra Crane Horne ('71) ~ from cloudy Kitsap county ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/26/07 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 12 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber funeral notice today: Janet Forby ('60), Irene de la Bretonne ('61) Jeanie Hutchins ('62), Donni Clark ('63) Jim House ('63), David Rivers ('65) Dennis Haskins ('66) and Shirley Collings ('66) Bill Wingfield ('67), Darlene Napora ('69) Brad Wear ('71), Michelle Noga ('95) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lou Ann Binns ('52) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rosalie Lansing ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Melanie Dukes ('67) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Janet Forby Padgett ('60) Re: Barrel Tasting in the Heart of Wine Country, Zillah, WA This Weekend! Bring your glass this weekend for tasting the great wines of Yakima Valley! Our son, David Padgett, is the winemaker and owner of Horizon's Edge Winery (home of "Wishful Thinking" Chocolate Port) and Maison De Padgett Winery (home of "Smoking Gun" Coffee Port and "The Singing Toad" Late Harvest Dessert Wine) in Zillah, WA. This weekend is THE party weekend in the valley. Music, future- release wine from the barrel, and wonderful wine at the tasting bar (13 at Horizon's and 12 at Maison). Dad (Larry Forby) and I will be at Maison De Padgett Winery greeting everyone. Jerry (KHS '57) will be pouring wine at the Bar. Come by, enjoy the winery gardens and say hello. It is a great time! -Janet Forby Padgett ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Irene de la Bretonne Hays ('61) To: Jim Russell ('58) Re: Tri-Cities Restaurant Recommendation I'd recommend either Anthony's Home Port or Tagaris -Irene de la Bretonne Hays ('61) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jeanie Hutchins Simon ('62) I'd like to send along "Happy Anniversary" wishes to my sister, Ruthann Hutchins Jensen ('58) and brother-in-law, Carl. It's been ten wonderful years for them and so nice for me to have such a great sister and brother. Lots of good wishes to you both! -Jeanie Hutchins Simon ('62) ~ Bellingham, WA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Donni Clark Dunphy ('63) Re: Bomber get-together reminder Hi Bombers! Only three days to go till the L.A. Bomber Tour/Luncheon/get- together! See you on the 28th at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library! On a sad note, Mr. and Mrs. Dunton, former Richland teachers, who were so looking forward to coming, are not going to be able to attend. Mrs. Dunton entered the hospital 2 days ago. At the time her pulse rate is too low. So those of you who were looking forward to seeing her and wanted me to pass messages on to them, may want to keep her in your prayers and send them some cheering notes. Their email is [deleted for Dunton's privacy -- email Donni if you want Dunton's email address. -Maren] I know they will appreciate your thoughts. -Donni Clark Dunphy ('63) ~ From the little house in La Mirada, CA where 3 days ago we were shivering and today the temperatures reached 84. It was a beautiful day. Marilyn Swan Beddo ('63) must have brought the sunshine from Salt Lake City! Ha! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim House ('63) To: Jim Russell ('58) Today I had lunch with 70 Marines "and Friends" at Tony Roma's near the Columbia Center in Richland. We have met there 7 or 8 times in a room that would easily accommodate your group. The room is decorated with posters and pictures of Marines and other Services, including collage honoring Richland's Lt. Gen Jim Mattis ('68) who attended today. I cannot comment on the quality of the steaks and seafood as I have only ordered from the lunch menu. I found their food to be quite good and the service excellent. I recommend you consider Tony Roma's unless you think some of your guests may be offended by the presence of the military displays. Best Burgers: The best I ever had is the Kenai Burger at the Arctic Roadrunner in Anchorage, AK. I can't wait until my next visit there in November. Yum! -Jim House ('63) ~ Mead, WA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David Rivers ('65) Re: Well I'll be Seems I was just talkin' 'bout dynasties just the other day when I stuck my big foot in my big mouth and here we are again celebrating a dynasty kid... won't even try to talk about all the members of this Bomber Babe's family because as a young pup I have learned that there is always something this boy don't know about just about everything and everybody... but I do know this girl had a brother we were all proud of and proud to call a fellow Bomber... he was one of those guys that just had that style and sparkle... much as did and does the birthday girl... Craig ('62) was just a year ahead of the birthday girl and she was and is one of those babes I love to know and call dear friend... When I was a sophomore and she was a senior I watched her on the gym floor at every game... she has always had a wonderful flair about her and the greatest smile in ten states. She's had many ups and downs over the years but the downs have never kept her down... She was there at R2K leading the cheers and the guys at the hoops... she's been there nearly every year after (I can't say for the two years I've missed... dang I hate to miss Richland in June)... but I always had a good reason... trial to a judge is a good reason tho I always thought we could kick it another day or two to avoid my missing the gang... As the years have passed this girl has become so very dear to me I just can't imagine Richland without her... yeah she's one a the "big kids" but she has always treated me like the pal I hope I will always be to her. I try not to spill my milk when I sit next to her and don't dangle my legs to show my feet don't quite reach the floor... She's one of the Bomber Babes adored by all who know her and it's her birthday on April 26th... just two days before my own lil Sarah's 31st b-day (wait till she sees the autographed Dave Mathews Guitar!!!!!!) So a "We are the Bombers... mighty, mighty Bombers... " HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ROSALIE LANSING HAAG ('63)!!! -David Rivers ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dennis and Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) Re: The passing of Liz Duncan, 26-year-old daughter of Nanette and Denny Duncan ('66) I can't begin to imagine the loss a parent would feel, but after I read Liz's funeral notice I felt so much better. It sounds like she lived the true life God asks each of us to live, which helps me to know she is right at His side. Her notice is in today's Alumni Sandstorm -- at the bottom... the notice is written with such love and tells the life of a truly wonderful young woman. Please contact me for the Duncan home address if you want to send a card. Our tears and sorrow are with you, Nanette and Denny, but how blessed you must feel in having raised such a terrifically remarkable daughter. -Dennis and Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) ~ Richland **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bill Wingfield (Blue Ribbon Class of '67) To: Denny & Nannette Logg Duncan ('66) Our hearts and prayers to out to you and your family in this time of your loss. To: Donna McGregor Salazar ('57) ~ Espanola, NM Thanks so much for giving me a tour of your Ranch in Espanola this last Sunday. You have a beautiful home. Walking from your adobe home down to the Rio Grande was awesome, and should help keep you well for years to come. Keep the rug weaving going. -Bill Wingfield (BRC'67) ~ Santa Fe, NM where it's only 37 this am, so the Harley will stay home this am. Maybe later today. I'm still not quite a bad ass biker dude. Again Denny, I feel so bad for your family :-( **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Darlene Napora Shuley ('69) To: Debra Crane Horne ('71) With regard to your trip to San Antonio, your grandkids would really like the San Antonio Zoo with its petting station, mini jungle boat ride and baby animal nursery. Usually if you get to the Zoo when it opens, it is not as crowded and cooler than later in the day. I don't know if you have considered Sea World, but my kids always enjoyed the Shamu show, Walrus & Sea lion show, the Dolphin & Beluga Whale show and being able to pet the dolphins (plus there are plenty of places for the adults too). Fiesta Texas is a water park with rides but even with sun tan lotion, it is easy to get burned to a crisp plus I hate wearing a wet swim suit all day and not having a place to sit down. The River Walk in downtown San Antonio is free to walk around and has lots of shops & restaurants. There is a river cruise with pretty cheesy dialogue, but the cruise is very refreshing if it is hot (I'm not sure if there is an age restriction though). My kids were always bored with the Alamo, but you could take a picture in front of it without any charge. Just north of San Antonio, there are the Natural Bridge Caverns and a drive-through big game park. Since Austin is only 1-1/2 hours north of San Antonio, my family does not spend the night in SA so I'm not familiar with accommodations. Hopefully, someone who lives in San Antonio will be able to help you with finding a reasonable place to stay. Best of luck with your trip. -Darlene Napora Shuley ('69) ~ Austin, TX where it is sunny & 81 **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Brad Wear ('71) To: Deb Crane ('71) Deb, San Antonio is a great city, and you won't lack for things to do. Some places to see are The Alamo-free admission, Sea World- yes, in the middle of Texas. The various missions are really interesting, the San Antonio Zoo, Lone Star Hall of Horns, just north of S.A. are the Natural Bridge Caverns in New Braunsfeld, also a good place to stay. there are some historic old hotels there that are more than reasonable. A great hotel in the city is the Emily Morgan, it's directly across the street from the Alamo. It's named after the "Yellow Rose of Texas" a mulatto spy in Santa Anna's camp that fed info to Sam Houston. The River Walk is always a no brainer, lots of shops and restaurants. A great Mexican restaurant is the La Fogada, on Vance Jackson Road. One of the best salsas I've ever had. El Mercado just west of the river walk is a good place as well. Have fun. -Brad Wear ('71) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** From the ALL Bomber Alumni GuestBook. >>From: Michelle Noga Watt ('95) Wednesday 04/25/2007 11:37:34pm COMMENTS: Hey everyone, Anyone go to Jason Lee or have a connection to the school? Everyone is invited to celebrate over 50 years of service. This will be your last chance to walk through the halls as they will be demolishing the school this summer. This is also a fundraiser to raise money for technology for the new school! There will be a golf tourney and dessert night! For more information please contact Joe Jisa at 942-2557 or log onto Hope to see you there! Peace and Bomber Cheers, -Michelle Noga Watt ('95) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Funeral Notice >>Liz Duncan ('98) ~ 4/24/80 - 4/21/07 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/27/07 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Betty Bell ('51), Marilyn Stewart ('62) and Kathy Hoff ('64) David Rivers ('65), Robin Frister ('73), Michelle Noga ('95) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bev Smith ('52) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Steve Upson ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Betty Bell Norton ('51) The Richland Seniors Association and the City of Richland had a great program with Bert Wells yesterday afternoon! As usual, his humor and music bring us back with his "Memories of Yesterday". We invited several of the local retirement centers and they thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon. -Betty Bell Norton ('51) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Marilyn Stewart Stephenson ('62) & Kathy Hoff Conrad ('64) Navy Commander Jeff Johnson ('78) will be arriving at the Pasco Airport at 7:25pm, today (Friday, April 27th)... unless he catches an earlier flight. A.C.E.S. (American Citizens Encouraging Support) has been asked by his wife Kim, also a Bomber, to give him the "red carpet" welcome home that we do at airports for returning Military. We are requesting that all Bombers in the area come to the airport to help us welcome this hero home. Please dress in green & gold if you can, or wear a ribbon, if you have it, wear your R2K shirt. Not only are we giving him the usual A.C.E.S. Gift Bag, but we are also giving him a Bomber gift bag. In it, among other Bomber memorabilia, will be what he said he wanted as soon as he gets off the plane: a cup of coffee and a Spudnut. Let's all give this hero the welcome home he deserves. P.S. If he catches an earlier flight, we will do our best to notify all Bombers in our area. -Marilyn Stewart Stephenson ('62) & Kathy Hoff Conrad ('64) A.C.E.S. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David Rivers ('65) Re: Stuff Toni Roma's... Number 32 ('63) mentioned eating there with 70 Marines... I can just see it now: "READY... SEATS!" What a gas... Take all you want but eat all you take... I've never eaten at a Tony Roma's to the best of my memory but my Mom has a great memory of a day back in the '60s or early '70s when Lefty Rosenthall decided to eat at the Tony Roma's by her house... she says the whole house shook and the windows in the house all but broke when the bomb in his car went off... I've tried to watch the replay in the movie Casino but can't get past the first 20 to 30 minutes and I'm bored to tears... my ol friend Bo Belinsky had a little cameo in the movie but I haven't even been able to get far enough to see him... speaking of Cameos... our boy Terry Davis (Knox '65) will be shooting a Civil War movie in one of the Dakotas in Sept... 8 weeks on the set... at least 2 of which will be learning to ride a horse and to shoot the old guns... will report more when we know more... Terry just called from the Santa Monica Freeway... he was listening to the radio that was reporting a high speed chase... just then he was in the middle of the high speed chase as the bad guy and the HP went tearing past him... and now the best news of all... I had lunch with my lil Sarah whom I reported was turning 31 on April 28th... gave her the Dave Mathews guitar and she immediately took a picture with her phone and "texted" it to all her friends to make them gasp... then I learned... she turning 32... I can't even get my own kid's age right!!!!!!!!!!!! -David Rivers ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Robin Frister Washburn ('73) Hi Guys, My sister Paula Frister Torgeson ('65) is going to be 60 on May 19th. I thought it would be great to get a picture of JFK at the N reactor dedication on September 26, 1963. We were both there. Anyone have a photo that they would like to sell? I remember it like it was yesterday!!! Thanks for any info! -Robin Frister Washburn ('73) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Michelle Noga Watt ('95) Hello Fellow Bombers, Re: Jason Lee Elementary Just thought I would drop the word again on the upcoming event at Jason Lee Elementary! Anyone and Everyone are invited! We would especially love to see anyone who had any sort of connection to Jason Lee, i.e. past student, teacher, PTA council, etc. Please check out my fliers! Time is nearing and we would hate to see anyone miss the fun! This is the last opportunity you will have to walk the halls and reminisce before they demolish the school this summer! Alumni Flier (63KB WORD file) Final Flier (142KB WORD file) Student Flier week 2 (426KB WORD file) OK, so I just figured out this evening that there was a link to grade school pictures right here on this website. I have looked at this page several times and I guess just never really noticed! I am not working on the memorabilia end of the whole Jason Lee Celebration but I did forward the information onto the correct individual. I just want to thank all of you who have sent me stories about Jason Lee or have given me names of people you went to school with! It has been such a pleasure for me to get to know Jason Lee's history as my daughter is a 4th grader and I did not go to school there. I attended Badger Mountain Elementary so this is a whole new experience for me! Thanks for all of your kind words and emails! -Michelle Noga Watt ('95) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/28/07 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Peggy Johnson ('63), Debbie Nelson ('77) John McKinney ('81) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Letter to the Editor of the Tri-City Herald from Rafael Alcazar ('64) Click here to read Rafe's letter BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Homer Raekes ('47) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marilyn Simmons ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dale Hosack ('69) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Peggy Johnson Tadlock ('63) Re: Boise Bomber luncheon On Saturday April 14, 2007 Boise Bomber Alumni had their third reunion luncheon. Twelve people attended: Tom Tracy ('55), Hoyt Roberts ('55) and wife Lois, Lolly Phillips Shultz ('57), Peggy Johnson Tadlock ('63), Noah Tadlock ('61), Sue Nussbaum Reeb ('63), Frank "Mac" Quinlan ('62), Paul Worrell ('57), Rosalie Geiger Hughes ('57) from the Boise area along with Gary Roberts ('63) and wife Valerie from Richland. Gary and Valerie were in Boise visiting Gary's brother Hoyt and wife Lois that weekend. The luncheon was at Goodwood Barbecue in Boise. We all had a good time and hope to see more at our next luncheon planned for sometime in July. -Peggy Johnson Tadlock ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Debbie Nelson Burnet ('77) Hello to Class of 77! We are in the planning stages for our reunion scheduled August 10-11. Were working on contacting as many class members as possible. Contact Debbie Bowling Lee or me. -Debbie Nelson Burnet ('77) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: John McKinney ('81) To: Larry Davis ('80) Re: State 4A Baseball standings Click here for state standings Click here for local coverage -John McKinney ('81) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/29/07 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Ann Clatworthy ('54), Suzie Gunderson ('60) Mac Quinlan ('62), Joe Jancovic ('62) Betti Avant ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Phyllis Benjamin ('49) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mike Varley ('69) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ann Clatworthy Weyerts-Hogshead ('54) To: Homer Raekes ('47) Happy Birthday, Homer... Gosh, how long have we known one another? Seems like you moved next to us on Thayer Drive in 1945. That makes 52 years! Hope to know you for another 30 at least. You are a fine example of a Richland High Grad... the best friend a girl could have. Your Friend, -Ann Clatworthy Weyerts-Hogshead ('54) ~ Here in Fort Valley, VA where the red bud and tulips finally get to decorate our yard! BTW When will the Mid-Atlantic Bombers meet again? I has been a while... Let's Do It! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Suzie Gunderson Chiles ('60) Re: Burma Shave Signs w/Music Happy Spring, fellow Bombers, This is a neat website... Burma Shave Signs and music! Enjoy! -Suzie Gunderson Chiles ('60) ~ the wind blew so hard, and the dust off the surrounding hills stung eyes and faces, but the Okanogan Bulldogs still beat the Omak Pioneers 9-6 (on Omak's field) in an amazing show of home runs and great pitching. I do love those OK Bulldogs!! (grandson Zach Chiles plays 2nd.) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Frank "Mac" Quinlan ('62) Re: Ethanol I've been reading about a lot of Ethanol plants going up around the country lately. I was hoping one of our Bombers knows a little bit about Ethanol. Here's my take on this Ethanol thing. Usually farmers don't plant more corn than they think they can sell at a reasonable price. Sometimes they do, but they try not to. With that in mind, the corn to first produce ethanol didn't exist. To grow this corn, fields had to be plowed and disked with tractors burning diesel. These same diesel tractors then plant the corn. If pesticides are used, the electricity to produce the pesticide usually comes from burning coal. The base material for the pesticide is usually obtained from petroleum. Diesel powered trucks are used to transport the pesticide to a local bulk storage area, then retrucked to airports were airplanes burning kerosene apply the pesticide. If fertilizer is used, a phosphate plant usually produces this product by consuming large amounts of electricity, again by burning coal. The phosphate is mined (electricity/diesel) and then trucked (diesel) to a plant where it is made into fertilizer (more electricity). It is then trucked (diesel) to distribution areas, and then retrucked (diesel) to the farm where it is applied using diesel powered equipment. After the corn has grown, harvesting is done using diesel powered equipment and put into diesel powered trucks that take it to railroad cars (diesel) to be taken to the ethanol plant. The ethanol plant consumes electricity (coal) and natural gas to convert the corn into ethanol. This ethanol is then put into diesel trucks and sent to regional distribution areas. (Sometimes it's piped... more electricity/coal). The regional distribution areas then trucks (diesel) this blend to service stations. Does adding one gallon in ten to your car really cut pollution? I can see where it would reduce pollution out of a vehicle that burned a gasohol mix, but I don't see how it would reduce our dependency on imported oil? It almost looks like it increases our dependency. As a layman, I have a hard time visualizing how less pollution goes into the air by manufacturing and burning ethanol as a fuel. I have seen a few reports that have tried to justify the manufacture of ethanol, but they all seem to leave out the cost of one step or another in their justification. I've heard all the emotional arguments, but does anyone have any technical expertise in this area? I'd sure like to hear what they have to say. -Frank "Mac" Quinlan ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Joe Jancovic ('62) I would like to put together a Bomber lunch in Bellingham, WA... sometime in June, 2007 -Joe Jancovic ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Betti Avant ('69) To: Peggy Johnson Tadlock ('63) I thought the montage of pictures taken at the Boise luncheon was nicely done. Is there a program you use to do it? Some of my family Christmas pictures would look nice that way. -Betti Avant ('69) ~ Lacey, WA ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/30/07 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 8 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber funeral notice today: Shirley Rae Drury ('51), Dick Wight ('52) Jimmie Shipman ('51), Bob (Obo) Rector ('62) Helen Cross ('62), Tom Hemphill ('62) Linda Reining ('64), Kellie Walsh ('77) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: MaryLee Coates ('59) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Louise Moyers ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Steve Haggard ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley Rae Drury Crume ('51) Re: Phyllis Benjamin McElheney ('49) I was startled to see that Phyllis Benjamin ('49) is at the top of the [Birthday List] in the 4/29 Sandstorm. Does this mean she reads the Sandstorm and we might have an Email address for her? My mother and hers were best friends for many years. I was two years behind Phyllis in school, but she took pity on me and was very nice to me. I'd be delighted to get in touch with her. -Shirley Rae Drury Crume ('51) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dick Wight ('52) Re: Ethanol I read Frank Quinlan's ('62) comments on Ethanol - I sure don't have any technical expertise on the issue either. However, I have a different layman's "take" on the issue. I don't see ethanol as an environmental issue at all. It never crossed my mind that the driving force to produce it had to do with significant reduction in air pollution, though perhaps that is a side benefit. The idea of it, I think, is to produce a fossil fuel to replace - at least partially - the petroleum we now use in great abundance. Since we can't seem to come close to producing enough with domestic oil wells, partially due to political complications as well as available quantity, biofuels are at least a possible partial solution. I think one of the South American countries uses more biofuel than petroleum fuel, if I read an article correctly. Can't recall which one. Biofuel can likely be produced from lots of other vegetation than just corn, so I am told. Some there are other possibilities... Quinlan's "zero sum gain" scenario must be flawed - else how could an industry spring up and be financially viable??? Just govt. subsidy??? So, I guess there is much more to learn on the subject. Along with Frank Quinlan, are there any unbiased experts amongst our alumni??? -Dick Wight ('52) - out in sunny north Arkansas where petroleum diesel runs about $2.80/gal these days... Ugh!!! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jimmie Shipman ('51) Re: Friday Lunch Bunch These are photo's of the Friday Bunch Lunch, which is held at various locations every Friday, last week it was at "Between The Bridges Diner" Located at 335 W Columbia Dr. Kennewick, WA 99336. The lunch for Friday May 4th will be there also, any and all Bombers are welcome. Last week there was 14 Bombers attending for food and good conversation, come join us. In attendance: Dick Lockwood ('51), Paula Drew Lockwood ('55-Lion), Pat Morgan Wilkins ('62-Bulldog), Bill Wilkins ('51), Terry DeVine ('52), Jim Miller ('52), Bev Coates Karns ('52), Alice Men-Muir Rhodes ('57- Colville), Wade Hankel ('55), Marilyn DeVine ('52), David Rhodes ('52wb), Luana Ivers Portch ('52), Roberta Adkins Shipman ('52), Jimmie Shipman ('51). Roberta "Bert", and I are not in any of the photos as I took them. No need for reservations... just show up. -Jimmie Shipman ('51) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob (Obo) Rector ('62) Re: Mac Quinlan ('62) talks about ethanol There are hundreds of articles out there and of course thousands of farmers are betting on corn. They will win big or lose big. Farming has always been professional gambling. Yep, if we are serious about curbing global warming, we would drive electric cars charged from turbine powered from nuclear generated steam. Even Green Peace has done a turn around on nuclear energy. We've no choice. Humm, this is beginning to sound political and we're not supposed to talk politics. So I won't. *for those of you who do not know, Mac and his son build "big time race car engines." He just works at Micron as a "front" and to keep his wife happy. Mac, maybe Micron would sponsor your "new" battery powered dragster. Just mount a few Harley-Davison twins under the hood to give it some good sound. Spectators could then put that corn alcohol into their drinks and all would believe the Harley powered dragster was pretty trick. Well, that is beginning to sound political too. Guess I'll go plant tomatoes. (Early Girl and Super Fantastics) Should have ripe ones by the middle of July. As the guy on the radio used to say, "It's sun tan turnover time." Oh my, I fear getting a sun tan is also political these days. So, maybe I'll just call y'all on the phone... but not while I'm driving. And that's the news from Lake Wobegonner, where now of course it's illegal to shoot jack rabbits. So what will we do on Saturday night? Cheers, -Bob (Obo) Rector, Class of 1962, or no, well... sometime in the '60s **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) To: Mac Quinlan ('62) I think your letter on the production of ethanol and how will it save our environment is a good one. My husband who is an engineer also is questioning how it can save the environment. I'd suggest you send it to your local newspaper or politician, and we need to draft one similar to yours and send it in too. We are leaving beautiful Keystone, CO, tomorrow after a week of enjoying all this beauty, but my heart rate is a little elevated, so I'm looking forward to traveling to a lower elevation, such as Kansas City, KS where we'll see Carol Rice Forister ('62) tomorrow night. I'm only sorry I couldn't get to visit with Ed Wood (another from the great class of '62) here in Colorado to pick up a copy of the Sandstorm he offered here in our newspaper, since I never can find mine. It hard to grow so old. When I was a kid I never thought of my heart rate or anything else... related. If I liked something I felt lucky to get to eat it whenever... -Helen Cross Kirk ('62) ~ traveling back to the house by the little lake in Indiana **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tom Hemphill ('62) To: Frank "Mac" Quinlan ('62) Re: Ethanol Hey Mac, I'm not an expert, but I do have a few opinions. I've been using biodiesel in my truck and it works great. I would certainly support more use of biodiesel and ethanol that is produced in the USA. I believe that it is good for our environment, our economy and it would reduce our dependence on foreign oil. -Tom Hemphill ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Linda Reining ('64) to: Donni Clark Dunphy(Class of '63) Jeannie Walsh(Class of '63) re:Ronald Reagan Library tour you two did a GREAT job of getting us all together for the tour!!!! had a GREAT time and was fun to see and meet a group of Bombers that I only read about--now, I have faces to put with the names! *grin* loved being able to see the private quarters of Nancy and Ronald Reagan. and, even though I am afraid of heights, being able to go inside Air Force One was NEAT!!!! had a bit of a time, standing at the railing and looking down at the people below, but going inside the plane was sooooooo cool. and seeing all his jars of jellybeans was fun for my grandkids---they thought that was so neat that a President loved jelly beans. *grin* thanks, again, you two for putting this together and for making it "open" to Bomber kids and grandkids. I know my grandkids enjoyed it and will be talking about the things they saw for days to come. am sorry I had to miss the luncheon, afterwards, but I went to the hospital to see Lynn Dunton(former Jason Lee teacher). she looked wonderful and is slowly on the mend--they are thinking her medications are responsible for her low pulse. she said she hoped there will be more LA Bomber gatherings, as she and Bill were sorry they had to miss this one. she also said she was sad to hear that Jason Lee was being torn down. she was one of the first teachers to teach there. said when they first came to Richland, it only had 3500 people. now, it has what????? 100,000?????? Linda Reining(Boomber Bomber class of '64).....was glad to be away from Bakersfield all day---it was 101 degrees on Saturday!!!! that is just too blasted hot for April!!! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Kellie Walsh Patterson ('77) We are getting ready to build a sports pub in our house with lots of sports memorabilia to display. I have a chunk of the Dawald Gym to represent the Bombers (thanks, to my sis Jeannie ('63) but I would really love a guy's traditional Bomber letterman jacket. If anyone's jacket is gathering dust in a closet and would love to know it will be displayed proudly every day, please email me All memorabilia is going to be displayed with an 2x4" engraved plaque stating where the article originated, who donated it, and its' significance (what sports you lettered in). If the alum happened to have graduated in 1977, it would be soooo sweet. But I would be happy with any Bomber jacket. -Kellie Walsh Patterson ('77) ~ Flanders, NJ, just 45 minutes from NYC. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Funeral Notice >>Bryan Ward ('81) ~ 11/2/62 4/24/07 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for the month. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` March, 2007 ~ May, 2007