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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 ~ 09/01/07 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Karen Cole ('55), Bill Berlin ('56) Pam Ehinger ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Cathy Rice ('77) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Eric Lukins ('81) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Karen Cole Correll ('55) Re: The Planned Invasion of Japan - 1946 Maren, This article proves how significant a part our "bomb" played in saving lives of our military. I don't know if you want to print it in it's entirety, or reference the site. I leave this up to you. Hope your vacation was a good one -Karen Cole Correll ('55) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bill Berlin ('56) Re: Politics and religion in the Sandstorm Guess I will way in whilst most people are out on the long weekend, but I too think that neither political or religious discussions should be in the Sandstorm. I must admit that I rather enjoyed the liberal vs. conservative innuendo but I think in the long run it is not good for the core issues of the Sandstorm. When we had the Sandbox available, I enjoyed reading and submitting my views thoughts and reply's because the format was just for that... political views. Just a couple of degrees off of that subject would be religious issues and discussions and whilst I went to a Baptist college (Linfield) and my Grandfather was a Baptist minister, I have never been comfortable discussing religious matters and issues with any of my associates, ship mates, friends, etc. I read the Sandstorm "cover to cover" and love the comments, writing quality (or not), where people are and all kinds of tidbits of relative use (or not) and I was really at the end of my chain not to participate in the quasi-political discussions of the past few days. I did not because I want my fellow Bombers to continue to think that I am a really good guy (or not) and have worked hard on that image. So, in the final analysis I say that we should keep the Sandstorm "mellow" and right down the centre and there will be a lot fewer fist fights at Club 40. -Bill Berlin ('56) ~ Anacortes, WA where I am going to miss Club 40 this year as my dear wife is having her 50th at Franklin HS in Seattle. That should be as fun as watching paint dry and I always remember that old Bomber saying ":...if it were not for the Franklin Quakers, we would all have to take turns losing... " **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Pam Ehinger (The Blue Ribbon Class of '67) Good Morning Bomberville!! I have a quick question! Does anyone know where Ron Wilson or Dave McMurry are theses days? If so, please drop me an email! Thanks for your help!! Bombers Rule -Pam Ehinger (The Blue Ribbon Class of '67) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/02/07 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers sent stuff: Patti Mathis ('60), Richard Anderson ('60) Shirley Sherwood ('62), Dennis Hammer ('64) Gary Behymer ('64), Ray Stein ('64) Pam Ehinger ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Linda Lester ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gordon Mumford ('72) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Patti Mathis Wheeler ('60) Re: Teacher To: Sharon Greer ('62) The only shorthand / typing teacher I remember was Ms. Wiley. She was quite the character, and not at all slim. So maybe there was more than one. -Patti Mathis Wheeler ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Richard Anderson ('60) Re: 2007 Bomber Fuhbah -- Season Opener Well, it was a really nice summer evening, so I wended my way down to Rish Stadium (named before the current head-in-the-sand school district decision not to name ANYTHING after ANYBODY) to try out my spanking new "You're really old so you get to get in free 'Senior Citizen Gold Card Club'" card. It worked like a charm. What didn't work like a charm was obtaining the magic sheet of paper listing the names and numbers of the players on the two teams (our opponent was Kamiakin); for that you had to pay an additional FIVE DOLLARS. Yes, boys and girls, five dollars for the program which included the roster sheet. Being the gentle Stoic that I am, I went gently into the evening not knowing who was who. (OK, maybe not so gently: there wasn't anybody -- not Superintendent Semler, not Board Member Guay, not Bomber Booster Prez Dunford, not the ticket takers, not the Kamiakin fans, not the Richland fans -- who was not aware of what a CoS not giving out a free roster sheet was. Weasels!) Anyway, about 7:30 the game got underway. I don't know much of anything about fuhbah. I don't know what is "good fuhbah" or "bad fuhbah". I'm reduced to looking at the scoreboard. At halftime the score was Bombers 0 - Kamiakin 20. So I guess that the Kamiakins were way better; and, since I couldn't follow the players on the field, I went home (I avoided what was certain to become a serious Traffic Jam (sorry Burt, I can get away with this, heh heh)). Saturday's TCH featured the game (crowd photo on Page One and a game photo on page one of the Sports Section). Here's the link: Bomber cheers, -Richard Anderson ('60) ~ who wonders why the Bomber fuhbah uniforms are a dark green (almost black) with white trim. At least the hats still have an "R-Cloud" logo. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley Sherwood Milani ('62) To" Sharon Greer ('62) Berniece Wiley was the first one who came to mind when I read your entry. But upon reading it again you mentioned "thin". Thin she was not. What I remember most about her was that she put her hair in little curlers every night, but in the morning, she didn't comb it out; she just took the rollers out. I thought she and Ida Mae Meacum might have been related. Somehow they both made quite an impression on me. I would look at my yearbook if I were home and tell you who it was. Can't remember. -Shirley Sherwood Milani ('62) ~ from Niagara Falls, the most awesome spectacle I've ever seen. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dennis Hammer ('64) To: Karen Cole Correll ('55) Re: The Planned Invasion of Japan - 1946 / Jack Benny Very interesting, wish they had some maps to make it more clear. I bookmarked that page in my History/WWII folder. Funny, just hours before yesterday's Sandstorm was sent out I was on YouTube watching clips of one of my favorites, Jack Benny. One of them is a clip from Feb 18th, I assume it is 1945 but it could be 1944 urging support of the war effort and the troops. That would have been a little over two weeks after the Battle of the Bulge and nearly three months before VE day. In it he states that the Military authorities say that it will take a year and a half to two years to defeat Japan after Germany is defeated. Re: For Jack Benny/Marilyn Monroe fans Another clip I found funny is of Marilyn Monroe as a guest star on Jack Benny's program. Jack in on board an ocean liner (now days called a "cruise ship"). He has just seen a Marilyn Monroe movie and falls asleep in a deck chair. He dreams Marilyn is on the same ship and he asks her to marry him. Marilyn asks about the age differences. Anyone familiar at all with Jack Benny's running gag about his age has a pretty good idea what he will say next, but it is Marilyn's comeback that is the funny line. -Dennis Hammer ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary Behymer ('64) Re: Photo of 3 on 3 tournament in Spokane Ray Stein, class of 1964 (;-)... or not! -Gary Behymer ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ray Stein ('64) Re: Richland HS vs Hanford HS (academics) Since Richard Anderson ('60) made his statement about Hanford being academically superior to Col-Hi (RHS), I've been waiting for the Washington State Report Card for 2006-2007. It's finally out and you can look up any high school in the state and see how they did on the WASL (Washington Assessment of Student Learning). I've compared the scores for Hanford and Richland on Reading, Math and Writing (The Science Test doesn't count yet and is still in the "tryout" mode). % of students passing School Reading Math Writing Hanford HS 84.7 61.8 92.0 Richland HS 86.9 62.1 92.1 Now, I'm no Steve McIntyre, but it looks to me like both schools are academically similar. If you want to see vastly different high schools in the same school district, you need to look no further than Kennewick. Also, RHS is one of the few high schools where the girls (51.2%) outnumber the boys (48.8%). Statewide, those percentages are boys (51.5%) and girls (48.5%). -Ray Stein (the magical class of '64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Pam Ehinger (Blue Ribbon Class of '67) Hi again! I made a name error on my last entry! It's Dave McCauley that I'm looking for! Thanks for everyone's help! Bombers Rule, -Pam Ehinger (Blue Ribbon Class of '67) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/03/07 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 13 Bombers sent stuff: Millie Finch ('54), Annette Verellen ('56) Mary Rose ('60), Tom Verellen ('60) Judy Willox ('61wb & '81), Helen Cross ('62) Sharon Greer ('62), Dennis Hammer ('64) Gary Behymer ('64), Linda Reining ('64) Linda McKnight ('65), Pam Ehinger ('67) Steve Huntington ('73) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Millie Finch Gregg ('54) Re: Teacher To: Sharon Greer ('62) The typing and shorthand teacher that I most remember was Joyce Redikopp. She had red hair and was a blast. I had all my secretarial studies with her in the '50s. See everyone Friday night at Club 40! -Millie Finch Gregg ('54) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Annette Verellen Parnell ('56) Re: Typing teacher I remember Mrs. Thompson who taught typing classes. She was a small "lady". I don't remember any tattoos, but that was many years ago. -Annette Verellen Parnell ('56) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mary Rose Tansy ('60) Re: Patti Mathis ('60) and Sharon Greer ('62) entries I had Mr. Cole for typing and Mrs. Burns for steno. I was Mr. Cole's secretary during my study hall period and thought the world of him. Mrs. Wiley as I remember was our Business English teacher. What a character she was. She would wear her full length fur coat around the class modeling it for us, and at times would stand on a chair and lead us in singing or else she just sang to us - can't remember for sure. Bet they don't have teachers like that anymore! -Mary Rose Tansy ('60) ~ Centerfield, UT - Where I am anxiously awaiting tomorrow so I can come to Richland for Club 40. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tom Verellen ('60) Re: Typign (sic) Teachres I had Mrs Thompson for typing. She also taught other "business" classes. I don't know if all of the typing classes used the practice of seating into rows according to your typing speed (minus mistakes). I found myself surrounded by all females which I found very intimidating. The next speed test I made a couple of extra mistakes to get moved back to the row with a few of my friends where I was more comfortable. Those "learnings" seem to have stuck. Up until a couple of years ago when I finally got electrified (a laptop) I rarely used any "Keyboard skills" (who knew that was what we were learning) but it was like riding a bicycle and with spell corrections it was better than ever. -Tom Verellen (,90) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Judy Willox (Classic Class of '61wb and '81) Re: Who was the typing/shorthand teacher in the early '60s? To: Sharon Greer ('62); Patti Mathis Wheeler ('60) and Shirley Sherwood Milani ('62) Okay, I waited a couple of days to answer this to see if anyone else would come forward with this answer. However, the answer that you seek here is; Mrs. Georgia Burns was the shorthand/typing teacher that you are looking for. Not to be mistaken for Mrs. Helen Burns, the PE teacher. I don't remember the number tatoo, but maybe it explains her attitude. Re: Ron Wilson and Dave McCauley To: Pam Ehinger ('67) Oh Pam, oh Pam, will you leave those boys alone? :o) Have you tried the email listed for Dave from your class website? There isn't one for Ron. I have a Ron Wilson in my class also, and I can tell you where he is if ya wanna know. Just kidding--ya know I love ya Pammy Poo. Bomber Cheers, -Judy Willox (Classic Class of '61wb and '81) ~ Richland ~ where it has still been HOT, but is heading toward a cooling trend. Beautiful tonight! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) Well, I start the big adventure to the neat 45th reunion of our class of '62 tomorrow at 2:30am to get to Louisville for a 6:15am flight... Looking forward to it. We just returned from seeing the WSU-UW (as in Wisconsin) game yesterday. It was a great start and fun to see fellow Cougs, and I'm sure some Bombers mixed in, but they didn't identify themselves, so I missed them. We're having lovely cooler weather, down to 60 last night, great for sleeping. We did get some rain, but could use some more. -Helen Cross Kirk ('62) ~ Grandview, IN **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Sharon Greer ('62) Re: Typing Teacher Bernice Wiley is a familiar name but I think this lady was small and thin. I may be thinking of a bookkeeping/accounting teacher. Did Wiley teach those subjects too? Another Bomber suggested the name Pauline Thompson. That is a familiar name too. I only took typing and it was one semester. I took several classes from Ms. Meacum. She was a real gem. Probably the most under-appreciated teacher in the school. I would look in my year book but I lost all that stuff when I was flooded by Katrina. [24 Columbians (including '62) are online at:] I am almost back to normal in my house but I have not yet replaced any of my books, music, paintings etc. Too busy working on helping other people get out of tool sheds and FEMA trailers. Some people could not get trailers and are still living in tool sheds with a POD storage unit, port-a-pot, and an extension cord running to a neighbor's house. We are making progress. You know you are a Katrina survivor if you keep an ax in the attic and a life jacket in the coat closet. -Sharon Greer ('62) ~ Cheers from beautiful Mississippi coast. White beaches, palm trees, beautiful oaks and fewer cement slabs than last year. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dennis Hammer ('64) Re: Jack Benny video clip Do I keep my mouth shut and look like a complete idiot, or do I open it and remove all doubt? I said the Jack Benny clip was probably from 1945, maybe 1944. I thought that I had seen the whole date, but it was not in the title on the web page and it only said Feb. 18th at the beginning of the clip, so I thought I was wrong. When it was too late, I played the whole clip and it was at the end; Feb 18, 1944. -Dennis Hammer ('64) ~ from a Bomber outpost in Lion country Kennewick, Washington **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary Behymer ('64) Re: Small World... While in a discussion with a lady I have known for 34 years, I found out just yesterday that she and her family once lived on Marshall in Richland... attended Sacajawea Grade School but their family moved when she was in the 6th grade. Her name was Laurie Abbott (WHB class of 1964 or 1965?). She has a brother Ronald L. Abbot ('55) & a sister Pamla (Yes Pamla...) Abbott who would have been in the class of 1966 or 1967? Their Mother was Mary Louise Paul, married to Don Paul. Any Bomber readers recognize these names? -Gary Behymer ('64), **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Linda Reining ('64) re:typing teacher I remember Mrs. Wiley and her curlers! she never combed her hair, just took the curlers out and left the impression from where they had been! and, she also wore a mink coat, in class, during the Winters---I had her for both my Sophomore and Junior years---I can still see her standing, at the front of the class, with her typewriter on some sort of a stand, saying, "asdfjkl; return"--she did it in a "sing-song voice". she also wore nylons that were rolled, just above her knees. the only other teacher I remember teaching typing was Mrs. Brown---I had her for Steno and typing in my Senior year. Linda Reining(Boomber Bomber class of 64).....Bakersfield, CA, where we are still sweltering in triple digits(we even had a tornado touch down in Eastern Kern County, Saturday night)and still getting the smoke from the Zaca Fires in Santa Barbara County---that fire has been burning since July and has burned over 200,000 acres. they will have it fully contained by the middle of this month. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Linda McKnight Hoban ('65) Finally getting my act together so here is the list of folks who came to the picnic this year. John ('66) & Marilee Zimmer - Tacoma Tom ('62) & Linda Hemphill - Vancouver Linda McKnight ('65) & Denny Hoban - Tigard (and their dog, Sunny) Dale & Kathy Berkeley McLean ('63) - Vancouver Bill & Anne Collins Moyers ('60) - Vancouver Mary Collins Burbage ('63) and hubby Ann Engel Schafer ('63) - Vancouver Filip Schafer - Ann's son Brandon Schafer - Ann's grandson Jackson - Brandon Schafer's friend Alan Porter ('67) - Vancouver Peg Wellman Johnson ('66) - Portland Lois Katke ('65) - Beaverton Julie Aungst Kawabata ('61) - Tigard Marilyn Mabee Welter ('61) - Portland Vicki Smith Adkins ('63) - WARRENSBURG, MO! (and her little puppy, Lucy) Nick Nelson ('56) - Richland Judy Willox ('61wb) Richland Leslie Swanson Holeman ('59) and Ron Holeman ('56) - Vancouver Lola Heidlebaugh Bowen - ('60) We had a wonderful time. Tom and Linda Hemphill brought chicken thighs and legs marinated for days and they were sensational. Tom did all the barbecuing of polish dogs, hamburgers, and of course the chicken. We had chili. Marilee Zimmer brought a Lemon Salad that I had to have the recipe for, and also a marionberry pie that was sensational. There were oodles of kinds of salads, that were wonderful, and even a peanut butter pie for dessert. We all ate and ate, and laughed and talked, and the last folks to leave, headed home after 3:00 p.m. I have to say it was the best picnic yet!! We renewed friendships and met new folks too. Special thanks for all their hard work to: Tom and Linda Hemphill, Ann Engel Schafer, and Lola Heidlebaugh Bowen. For without these folks, this picnic would have fizzled right out!! We will be having a Bomber Luncheon in October, and also a Christmas Luncheon in December. Dates to follow. Bombers are the best. Bomber hugs, -Linda McKnight Hoban ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Pam Ehinger (The Blue Ribbon Class of '67) Re: Mrs. Wiley Yes Mrs. Wiley was quite the character! Funny little lady. Mrs. Taylor also taught short hand, but again she was not very thin. It seems that anyone who ever had Mrs. Wiley for a teacher remembers her well. She left a lasting impression on us... not sure if it is good or bad, but we do remember her! Bombers Rule -Pam Ehinger (The Blue Ribbon Class of '67) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Steve Huntington ('73) Re: Our Home Town I am always a little awed when I see Ray Stein ('64) write in, he has always been a legend in my mind. The recent Sandstorm picture sent in showing him driving around Lew Alcindor just reinforced that. I still remember laying in bed in an "A" House upstairs bedroom listening on a transistor radio to a game against Renton in the state tournament... It is a little foggy now, but Ray was our point guard, big Jim in the middle, and I think it was Randy Webb's older brother [that would be Gary Webb ('64) -Maren] just missing at the buzzer... It may also just be that I am easily awed, because sister Judy Stein ('71) left me speechless and clumsy most times also... But I am now graced with an opportunity to back my hero's recent play where Ray postulated, backed with a few survey results, that there is no disparity in the overall intelligence of RHS kids versus their better heeled Hanford High counterparts. Richard Anderson ('60), if you are keeping score in the stands, let me know if I earn an assist here. We can actually conclusively prove that RHS kids are a bit smarter, by combining town demographics and a few laws of physics with a little algebra. We all can remember Richland demographics in the time preceding the opening of that north end school... the central part of the town being made up of "A". "B". "F", "G", and "H" houses, pre fabs, pre cuts... working people... but in our town that meant working engineers, lab techs, Health Physicists and scientists in many instances versus a normal town's distribution of factory or mill workers. A Richland on the other side of the Yakima River (other side of the shelter belt actually) did not exist. School was competitive, and we had some great teachers (Jonnie Kiel, Frank Demonais, Mrs. DeBussey, Mr. Boyk, Mr. Yontz,... I'll stop) As you traveled north from Uptown and Barlow's Spudnut Shop, the houses along the river became "nicer", as household salaries obviously increased. Somewhere between Catskill and Saint Streets you entered the domain of the Hanford senior managers, and the sales execs, doctors and dentists in town. That gradient increase continued all the way out to what dad referred to as "Pill and Drill Hill", and on past the new water plant on Harris until you got to the Kirkpatrick "mansion", where Jeannie's folks had built one daddy-O place overlooking the old ferry landing. First place I ever saw with its own wine cellar - and Butch Meeks and I never - no really - never ever - went in and drained any of the stock... Undisputably, the closer you got to the Hanford High catchment, the higher the average household income. Just a note to be very fair, there was not any real snobbery in all this, we were just kids and did not care much at all about property values or economic distributions. You could traverse the complete known galaxy in fifteen or twenty minutes on a Schwinn two speed. What really mattered was who could shoot over Dave Emmons ('73) -- Dick Cartmell ('73) could, I couldn't -- hit Mike Hultman's ('72) fast ball, or run past John Richardson ('73) on the football field without loosing an arm (have I showed you my prosthesis?), or maybe who got to sit next to Paula Pruitt or Nyla Lambert ('73) on the field trip bus...,, So back to that proof. All engineers know that P= W/T or Power equals Work over Time. We also postulate and in fact it is given that Time = Money, and Knowledge = Power. With that you get K= W/M or Knowledge equals Work over Money. Algebraically, as money approaches infinity... knowledge approaches zero. As work delivered increases, so does knowledge. The Hanford district initially enveloped that whole North Richland high dollar demographic... leaving the smarter kids at Col-Hi. If this doesn't make any sense, you probably attended Hanford High... -Steve Huntington ('73) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/04/07 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 9 Bombers sent stuff: Rex Davis ('49), Wanda Wittebort ('53), Lenora Hughes ('55) Tom Tracy ('55), Dale Ennor ('59), Mike Brady ('61) Roy Ballard ('63), Linda Reining ('64), Mike Franco ('70) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Richard Johnson ('55) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ray Kelly ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rick Southam ('80) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Rex Davis ('49) Re: Secret Mission; Hanford I recently received a monthly publication called PREVUE as a member of KSPS Public TV of Spokane. It is the September Issue. The front cover has a picture from Richland's past. It shows a float of Bomber athletes and Bomberette Cheer Leaders. I can identify some of the people on the float as they are from my era. The Bomberettes are Anna May Wann Thompson ('49), Mary Musser ('49), Fran Lennenbacker ('49), and one I can't see. The Football player could be Don Fisher ('50-RIP) as his number was 10 in the '49 Annual. The others are Dale Gier ('48), Gene Conley ('48), and one person I cannot identify. The caption on the front of the booklet says: SECRET MISSION; HANFORD KSPS explores the region that grew up around the Atomic Bomb. Inside the front cover is a brief write up about the production which will air several times. The first one will be on Thursday, September 20th at 7:00pm and again on Sunday, September 23rd at 7:00pm. With additional repeats Tuesday, September 25th at 1:00am and Sunday, September 30th at 1:00am. I'm sure there are other people in the Spokane area and elsewhere in Eastern Washington who receive this publication. I will bring my copy to Club 40 this Friday night. I learned the typing skill you have been reading from Georgia Burns. It was one of the best and most useful classes I ever took. -Rex Davis ('49) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Wanda Wittebort Shukay ('53) Re: shorthand teacher in early '50s. I had Ms. Reddikopp (sp?) and received a job offer from GE because I could take shorthand at 140 words per minute. She was a great lady - wonder where she is now? The ability to type fast (on a manual) and take shorthand at that speed helped me secure many top secretarial jobs throughout the '50s, '60s and into the '80s. -Wanda Wittebort Shukay ('53) PS: High School was tough, but well worth the effort put forth. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Lenora Hughes Bejarano ('55) Re: Las Vegas Lunch - 9/1/07 The Las Vegas Bomber luncheon was held last Saturday, September 1st and it was terrific. We had 11 attendees. Those were: Robbi Hill Karcher ('49), Nancy Moore ('70), Harvey Irby ('64), his wife, Carolyn [NAB] and his father, Harvey Irby Sr., Duke ('50) and Daisy Clark Smith ('54),and Duke and Daisy's daughter (sorry her name has gone and left my mind right now), Ferna Garoutte Hicks ('58), Lenora Hughes Bejarano ('55) and husband Bob (NAB). What a wonderful time we had!!! However we did miss Gene and Carol Bishop Horne ('57) very much. They up and left us and moved to Mesa, AZ. I hope they can get with a Bomber group there as there are many of our number living in that area. Also missed Guy Corrado ('62), Jim ('50) and Ginny Nelligan and we always miss David Rivers ('65). I want to wish a very Happy Birthday to Ray Kelly ('63) today. He is one of our luncheon members and we also missed him. Bob and I are celebrating our 50th wedding anniversary on Friday, September 7th. Our Bomber group will be getting together to have dinner that evening. I don't know any of the particulars because Nancy Moore is putting it together and will let everyone know the time and place. We have such a SPECIAL group of Bombers here!!! Bomber Cheers! -Lenora Hughes Bejarano ('55) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tom Tracy ('55) Tattoos in typing class? I never noticed any such markings on Mrs. Thompson, our talented typing teacher. As sophomores in '52-'53, she is remembered as one of the most diligent, persistent coaches of typing in the history of the subject. She was most courteous and primarily "all business". After warm-ups on ASDF and JKL;'s, typing the alphabet forward and backwards as she sounded out the letters, we hoped our keys wouldn't assemble themselves in a bunch and end in an embarrassing jam like mine did frequently the first few days. Her speed tests were usually preceded by typing in cadence to music. She made the typewriting class and typewriters available many evenings, since most of us didn't have typewriters at home. Many drills and the quick typing of words that used only one hand like "opinion" or "severe" were rituals in her teaching repertoire. You had to type the number keys just as proficiently as you typed the letter-keys... good thing we didn't have the "esc, f1, f2---f12, delete, end, insert, home, alt, ctrl keys" too. However, I'm sure she could have managed to teach those efficiently as well. We remember well when we got some "Royal" typewriters that didn't have the letters printed on the keys, but after her regimentation and drills, the lettered keys weren't needed. The most humbling experiences were in the speed drills when seated beside one of the extraordinarily competent girls, like Pauline Armstrong ('55), who seemed to regularly type 120 words per minute... with bursts up to 200. Some of us guys left class with our 50 wpm pins (that were as hard to achieve as getting an athletic letter), relieved and thankful that we survived at all, while sitting beside the magnificent RHS ladies with typing skills beyond measure. After a semester in Mrs. Thompson's class we could find ourselves mentally typing words with our fingertips while were practicing basketball or walking down the hall. She created addictive typing habits for which none of today's ritalin, zanex, valium nor other prescriptive meds could cure. Mrs. Thompson and experience and her Gregg Typing Textbooks are "endelible and non-erasable" It is a privilege to salute the work of Mrs. Pauline Thompson and her due diligence as an educator par excellente'. She helped us untangle our fingertips and proceed through a most helpful course of study. If you missed her course, you really missed a championship coach. She was one of the best. With grateful Bomber memories of another of Richland's many spectacular teachers. -Tom Tracy ('55) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dale Ennor ('59) Re: Typing teacher When I think back to all the crap I learned in high schoolhmmm! Someone should use that in a songhaving taken Miss (cant believe it was "Mrs") Wiley's typing class was the most beneficial to me for the years that followed. From the fortunate change of occupation after being drafted into the Army to not having to pay for someone to type a masters thesis, being able to type is about the only truly useful benefit of three years of high school. And to think I owe it all to having flunked out of French after the first semester of my sophomore year. Speaking of French, can anyone confirm that the lady who taught that class did, in fact, lace the coffee she kept in a vacuum bottle on the corner of her desk? We all believed the rumor. -Dale Ennor ('59) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mike Brady ('61) Re: Lew Alcinder, Elvis Presley and Mr. Cole In 1965, I had the opportunity to see freshman Lew Alcinder play against the Junior College I was attending. Instead, I helped my wife take care of the neighbor's children while they attended the game. Incidentally, in practice, that freshman team beat a great UCLA varsity team on a regular basis. Another regret happened around 1974 when my sister invited me to Las Vegas to see Elvis. Once again, I had other "more important" things to do. Darn-it! Mr. Cole was my typing teacher. I didn't realize how important typing would become in my life. A few months ago I saw a man who looked like the young Mr. Cole. As I was about to approach him, it dawned on me, he couldn't be Mr. Cole because the youthful Mr. Cole had aged like the rest of us. -Mike Brady ('61) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Roy Ballard ('63) To: Jamie Worley ('64) Jamie, Get a hold of Chad Markel at Washington Securities. He graduated in '90 with our son and is excellent as an appraiser and real estate person. -Roy Ballard ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Linda Reining ('64) re:tying teachers geez, had a "senior moment"--the steno teacher was Mrs. BURNS, not Brown--have NO idea where that name came from. I also had Mr. Thompson for Business Machines--I remember him as being very gruff and a no-nonsense type of person. he expected you to remember everything he said about the machines and didn't have much patience when someone(mainly, me)would forget how to work that HUGE machine that added entire columns of numbers---cannot remember the name of that blasted contraption, but it had a huge "carriage" and lots of keys with numbers on them---for the life of me, I could never get it to work, properly, and always needed his assistance. he also had "timed tests" and that was how you advanced your grade in his class. I was good on those, as my fingers could "fly" across those keys, but never all that accurate, so never progressed much further than a "B-" in his class. re:Mrs. Wiley anyone else remember her bringing in slides of her many trips to Europe? I think she even brought in slides of her a trip to Egypt. for some reason, I have a vivid picture of her on a camel. I don't remember any of us singing in her class, but I do remember her singing to us! she was definitely a character. BUT, I did learn proper placement of my fingers on the keyboard and I was able to maintain a typing speed of 60WPM throughout the entire year. the only time I had to "look at the keys" was when I had to type numbers--I still have to look for those---never could commit those to memory. -Linda Reining(Boomber Bomber class of 64).......Bakersfield, CA----we are still in triple digits and am soooooo ready for Winter! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mike Franco ('70) In response to Steve Huntington's ('73) comments concerning the relative 'samartness' of kids towards the north end of Richland relative to the rest of town and your statement: 'If this doesn't make any sense, you probably attended Hanford High...' Well I can tell you that most of what you stated makes no sense to me at all... and we didn't have Hanford HS during my time. I did have a younger sister who graduated from Hanford (I think she was valedictorian, whatever that is). All I know is that her IQ was probably a little higher than Mike Hogan's ('70), Billy Wedberg's ('70) and mine put together. As a matter of fact you could probably look up how many NMSQT finalists came from each school and that might tell you something. On the other hand, this whole discussion is kind of stupid as far as I am concerned... but I am just a 'pill & drill hill' guy. I do understand your views on Ray Stein's ('64) sister Judy ('71), but then she blew the whole deal by moving to WallaWalla and raising her children to be Blue Devils!!!! That's like one level above PHS Bulldogs! I suggest we quit worrying about RHS vs. Hanford. There are plenty of shots to take at Pasco, Kennewick, Yakima and yes, WallaWalla.. that should keep everyone occupied. -Mike Franco ('70) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/05/07 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Dona McCleary ('54), Floyd Melton ('57), Jim House (63) Dennis Hammer ('64), Pam Ehinger ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Carolyn Halstead ('61WB) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jeanie Hutchins ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dona McCleary Belt ('54) Re: Bombers and Bomberettes My Thoughts Of Club 40 PRESERVATION The primary purpose of our Club 40... IS... to preserve posterity. It is for the benefit of all those who cherish their "growing up" years in Richland. What fond memories of the years gone by. (Maybe some not so fondly thought of, also) The purpose is to bring enjoyment into the lives of all! As we gather each year to acknowledge each other... It... IS... about reuniting with classmates and friends and Just having... FUN!!! Our Founding Fathers and Mothers started this wonderful Occasion 20 years ago and I thank them for all they have contributed to the success of our club. Let's keep the tradition going... FOREVER!! -Dona McCleary Belt ('54), Club 40 Historian **************************************************************** **************************************************************** **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Floyd Melton ('57) Re: Typing Teachers I personally think the greatest typing teacher was Ms. Jacobson '55-'56. As I remember all the boys in the class were first to learn to type without looking at the keyboard as Ms. Jacobson was young and a very good look. The boys were too busy looking at her to bother with the keyboard, HA. I think it was her first year at teaching and I don't think she was there for the '57-'58 school year but there goes the memory. Senior moment. -Floyd Melton ('57) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim House ('63) To: Gary Behymer (64) Thanks for the photo of Ray Stein (64) challenging UCLAs Lew Alcindor (aka Kareem) in the 1967 game. That is much better than the photo taken one second later with GNIDLAPS embossed on Rays forehead. -Jim House ('63) ~ Mead, WA (Where I am wondering how much longer the Sandstorm will last without the wisdom of Mike Davis (74). **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dennis Hammer ('64) Re: Typing My parents bought a typewriter probably about the time I was in the 5tH grade. Typing for me was self-taught, but I took typing in high school so that I could be better at it. While I did improve, it was not as much as I had hoped. I looked in the '62 annual but still couldn't figure out who my teacher was and I ain'ta gonna try to find my old report cards. To: Dale Ennor ('59) I don't know much about the French-I-took. Hmmm! Someone should use that in a song. I don't remember much French, but typing has been a big help over the years. All throughout high school, four years of college and the Navy. I was a radioman and having been used to the typewriter, I never did quite get used to the teletype. Most of the other radiomen preferred the teletype over the typewriter because they did not know how to type when they joined the Navy and were self-taught on the teletype. The letters on a teletype were all in the same places as on a typewriter, but there were only three rows of keys. They only used capital letters and the numbers were shifted down to the top row of letters; so "1" was an upper case "Q" an "2" an upper case "W" and so on. The lower two rows of keys had symbols in the upper case mode. At the end of each line of text you had two keys at the right you hit with your little finger. Always two carriage returns and a line feed. Military teletypes ran at 200 wpm and when you hit a carriage return the print head (or whatever that thing was called) would fly back to the left of the machine. At 60 wpm that AP used it was OK, but at 200 wpm it would start printing before it got all the way back, so we had to put in two carriage returns to give it time to get there, then a line feed or it would print the next line of text over the last line. The shift key worked like a caps lock on modern keyboards. When you hit shift it was in upper case until you hit shift again. Sometimes when we were receiving messages it would "take a hit" as we called it and print something wrong. Usually some interference or poor radio reception. If it was really bad it would be garbage but a lot of the time it would shift it into upper case and all you had to do was get a little chart out, (after a while you memorized it), and translate it back into lower case. The funniest one I ever saw was a message with only one "hit" on it. It was passed to me in the front room where it was my job to determine who and what departments on board ship needed that message. This one was to go the supply officer Lt. Cmdr. Whittaker. Only problem is it had printed an "S" in his name instead of a "W." I took it back to them and said, "Hey guys, look at this." After a good laugh they re-typed the whole message. I probably could have gotten better with the teletype but it seemed like most of the time my job was dealing with the messages after they had been sent/received. When I took the test for Radioman Third Class a barely passed the teletype part, I did 25 wpm with three mistakes, but on a manual typewriter I did 55 wpm with no mistakes and would have passed the typewriter test for Radioman First Class. This is a teletype keyboard similar to the ones we used. Doesn't look like much to it compared to the modern computer keyboard. To: Linda Reining ('64) I too never did learn the numbers and still have to look. I think for me it was not so much a case on not remembering them, but not being able to go over the top row of letter keys and accurately hit a number key. Anymore I usually use the number keypad on the right like the bank tellers do. I can use all three fingers and could do it without looking, but would have to think about it so it is still quicker for me to look at it. -Dennis Hammer ('64) ~ from Kennewick, the tiny insignificant suburb of the mighty Bomberville **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Pam Ehinger (The Blue Ribbon Class of '67) To: Linda Reining ('64) OH Yes I do remember Mrs. Wiley's Trips! She showed her trip to the Vatican to our class a couple of times through out the year of '66. Once during a showing of the trip, there were a few boys, that snuck out during the movie. John Fuller ('66), Jim Howard ('66) and Harry Walker ('67) and there may have been more but I can't remember their names! At any rate they collected their books and got on the floor and crawled out of class. We sat in the last two rows by the door. When the light came on there was a girl in the front seat and me in the last seat and no one in between, plus a few empty seats in the next row. When the lights came up, Mrs. Wiley didn't even know that they were gone! There are many more stories of Mrs. Wiley I am sure! But she did teach me how to type, now if only I could spell right! Bombers Rule -Pam Ehinger (The Blue Ribbon Class of '67) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/06/07 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 12 Bombers sent stuff: Mary Triem ('47), Lois Weyerts ('56) Janet Wilgus ('59), Richard Anderson ('60) Helen Cross ('62), Gary Behymer ('64) Jeff Michael ('65), Bill Wingfield ('67) Rick Maddy (67), Mike Franco ('70) Lynn Noble ('72wb), Terry Eliason ('80) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Vernon "Bud" Van Dusen ('52) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Thomas Hann ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Janell Johns ('71) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: John Heffner ('66) & Melanie Dukes ('67) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mary Triem Mowery (a '47 Bomber) To: Dona McCleary Belt ('54) Beautifully said and I thankyouverymuch! Am sooo looking forward to this weekend and our class' 60th reunion! See you all there???? -Mary Triem Mowery (a '47 Bomber) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Lois Weyerts Harrold ('56) Re: Update on health of Jack Johnson ('47) after his surgery Jack was moved to South Campus Rehab (old St. Luke's Hospital closer to WWU and their home) on Monday afternoon. He has a long way through rehab but physically is doing much better. The swallowing episode caused him to lose the sense on his tongue of something being placed on it--especially liquids and he wouldn't realize he had water in his mouth so wouldn't swallow and it would continue down his throat and cause him to choke on it. They had to thicken all liquids at first--now he is getting back to being able to sense the liquid and so can swallow appropriately. When he spontaneously speaks all goes pretty well. If asked a question, then his computer (brain) is still pretty slow, but it comes eventually. Continued prayers for patience and determination to make things work again, because at this point, it is mostly up to him and how much he wants to get back into normal functioning. This information was given to me by Erv and LaVonne Johnson of my church in Richland. Jack used to be a member here years ago. -Lois Weyerts Harrold ('56) ~ in beautiful Richland. We are looking forward to the Club 40 reunion on Friday and Saturday. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Janet Wilgus Beaulieu ('59) Re: Business Teachers of the 1950s at Col-Hi Just have to add my experience in regard to the typing classes at Col-Hi. I had Mrs. Thompson the first and second years and also Mrs. Wiley for Shorthand and Mrs. Burns for Steno/Shorthand. I have to thank all of them for preparing me for some of the most interesting times of my young life and for the ability to help put a husband through grad-school at Stanford... one that made every key stroke and brief form I ever learned worth all the trouble!! Mrs. Burns even had a graduation party for us at her home; I was impressed, as no other teacher had ever done anything like that. She seemed to see promise in all of us and was so very encouraging and wanted a lot for her students. If anyone knows if she is still here, please write and let me know. I subsequently was hired by GE Computer in Phoenix and Stanford University School of Medicine and Stanford Research Institute (as well as a couple of brief stints at Kaiser & GE at Hanford.) As a Senior at Col-Hi, I was one of two steno students (Kit Bridges, the other) that were offered jobs instead of study-hall to work that last hour of school until closing. Kit took the bank position and I went as the secretary for the Richland Chamber of Commerce which was in the Desert Inn. What a great opportunity to meet so many wonderful folks working toward the betterment of our little community. I will always remember Wally Bowen, the Manager of the Desert Inn, such a fine man and the fun gals at KayMax Travel in the lobby. I had the same position for another summer after my first year of college at WSU where I was very lucky because I had the good fortune of working along side Pat Rightmire--a wonderful, funny and beautiful and inspiring woman. I could not have wished for a better role model. (Janine, your mother was a doll!) Sam Volpentest was the President of the Chamber (met his granddaughter, Nikki last week in Seattle... small world for Bombers, again.) The combination of the Chamber work and Kiwanis was such fun and I even got to use the pool at the Desert Inn and the downstairs bar had the best cherry cokes!! So, for Mrs. Wiley... so nutty/funny (I can still see the black- heeled oxfords and the marcelled hair and that giggle!!)... she had her own reality... but through it all, we did our homework nightly and learned a skill that was such a mystery to my children when they learned their mom could write and read this very weird 'foreign language'... shorthand. And to Mrs. Thompson... the covered keyboard was the best way to learn and while numbers were always more tricky, while working at Kaiser one of my tasks was to type ALL the oustanding checks... the long check numbers and long dollar amounts. A peculiar machine in back of the typewriter allowed for pressing a lever with your foot, and moving a metal rule down the ledger paper, line by line. Needless to say, numbers were never an issue after a summer of doing that!!! That summer, I met two great friends... not Bombers but Lions: Norma Houtrouw and Sharon Capella; we enjoyed great times out there in the middle of the desert even though the rides to and from were torture (weekends were great!) Well enough of the reminiscences... but, while this training brought a lot to my young life, I also learned that it was not something I would enjoy doing forever so the guy I helped through graduate school, helped me finish college so I could do something else!!! Thanks Tom. Turns out that little ole B.A. from SJSU was valuable in my future in many ways. Col-Hi business teachers were great!! -Janet Wilgus Beaulieu ('59) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Richard Anderson ('60) Two items today: 1) to Jim House ('63) re Mike Davis ('74) Jim, there is a potential problem with "our Mikey": a week ago Monday the TCH ran a letter from a Mike Davis. Looking at past Davis posts, this letter looks very much like it could be from our Mike; but look, it appears that this Davis resides in Kennewick. Could this be? Here's the link: "No evidence on Bonds" By Mike Davis, Kennewick Published Monday, August 27th, 2007 2) to Class of '60 re email addresses OK, I have made a change to the email page. People (almost certainly users of Weaselsoft Internet Explorer) have complained that the email page gets stuck in a "refresh" loop whenever they visit it. I wrote the code to display the addresses back in 2000; I suspect that Weaselsoft changed their browser to cause the problem. Well, that's what you get for using that garbage! Anyway, here is the link to the new page: Tell me if it still doesn't work (I cannot test the page in IE7 because I do not have Windows XP nor Vista (and never will)) and I'll see what I can do. Bomber cheers, -Richard Anderson ('60 -- [WWHS '60sb -- GO BLUE!]) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) At the Portland airport to meet my friend from Japan who will be with me at the Class of '62 reunion this coming weekend, I met a fellow Bomber. Dwain Mefford ('56). He is a volunteer greeter at the gate where people get out of security from international flights. What a nice person to be greeting foreigners and tired travelers!! He won't make the reunion this year... grandparent duty calls and we all love that, or some of us think we would love it. Happy Birthday [on 9/5], Jeanie Hutchins ('62). Hope to see you in a few days at our reunion. -Helen Cross Kirk ('62) ~ starting a wonderful trip out in the wonderful Northwest. Today Mt. Ranier, Friday the reunion at the Tri-Cities, hope to meet lots of people I know and some new Bombers too, including my neighbor, Harry Walker ('67). Funny story, Pam. I think I had typing from Mrs. Wiley too. Very good teacher, I can still type, and can't say that about everything. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary Behymer ('64) Re: Dennis Hammer ('64) & that Navy 'stuff'... Never took a typing course in high school or college but learned rather quickly at the Army's South Eastern Signal School at Fort Gordon, Georgia in the winter of 1968-1969. As a draftee I wanted ALL the schools the Army would give me. IF I remember right, the determining factor to typing speed was the KW-7 (Orestes) encryption device. It was limited to 50+ words per minute. In Nurnburg, West Germany, where I was stationed, we used Siemens teletype (German) which were the preference of NATO. I do remember one could type (4) letters before the 1st letter would actually type on the machine. One HAD to learn to type in a systematic rhythm... if not they found use for you in another organization. "In the land of the blind the one eyed man is king." Gary Behymer ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jeff Michael ('65) Hey there Bombers and Bomberettes... Been awhile since you've heard that, hasn't it! I've been here, reading... but since I can't remember who tried to teach me to type at Col-Hi... wait... I still can't type! That's it... nobody tried... I took higher math, advanced science, college-bound English and stuff like that. I also don't remember much about the French I took... oh, that was German... and I actually used some when I went to Germany for a week back when there was 2 Germanies. My German didn't serve me very well in Russia, Libya, Japan or Greenland, though. Come to think of it, neither did my English! But I sure remember those teletype machines. I read the news on AFRTS for four years. We had the AFRTS machine, the AP machine, the UP machine and a Reuters machine. Many versions of how many casualties we suffered each day in Viet Nam. We also had an audio feed with all kinds of good stuff. Quotes from the President, news reporters, sports stars, etc. I remember when Connie Chung first started on national news services. She was the first female correspondent that we got regularity. I rarely used her "voiceers". By the time they got to Japan, there were pretty much unintelligible. They came over telephone systems which were mostly wire. I used to say that was why women would never make it in the broadcast business. Their voices just didn't transmit over long lines well. We fixed all that with satellites, digital voice transmission, fiber-optic transmission lines and other technical breakthroughs. Speaking of technology... do any of you remember the early IBM computers... the ones that used "IBM cards" to encapsule and transport data. During the 6-day war between the Arabs and Isrealis, my job was to transport decks of those cards from the personnel center to the data processing center (remember them?) and then to the Military Air Transportation flight center. The cards represented the families that we were evacuating to the Continent. I had a Karman Ghia convertable, so I could drive 'round and 'round the base with the card decks. Naturally, these three places were at opposite corners of the triangular base, bisected by the runway while the hypotenuse was the beach of the Mediterranean. And on the subject of water... I am currently bobbing at anchor off Santa Catalina, the island of romance... (song time - cue the Beach Boys). I have often said I thought I'd like to live on a boat. Now I am! And getting paid to do it! After a year of work, we have this 85' fishing yacht partially finished. So we have been keeping it off Cataline for a bit over a month. The owners go back and forth to the mainland taking extended weekends and bringing friends over. I am the guy who stays on the boat when it is away from home. I have a bunch of daily/weekly chores and continue to work on things that aren't completed yet. I go back to San Diego once a week or so for a day or two. Pretty much keeps me out of trouble! Later this fall we'll be in Long Beach for a week or two and then back to home port for the winter. We should be able to get the rest of the main work done by spring. Then... who knows. -dj jeff michael ('65) ~ just off White's Cove, Catalina, where the water is quite clear, 72F and around 60 feet deep. We have underwater lights that we turn on at night and watch the "fish and seal show". For the first few days, I thought flying fish were akin to snipes (let's go on a snipe hunt). But now, I've actually seen them... flying fish, that is. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bill Wingfield (The Blue Ribbon Class of '67) To: Pam Ehinger (The Blue Ribbon Class of '67) and Linda Reining ('64), et. al. Re: Mrs. Wiley's Typing Teacher & Nazi Concentration Camp Stories I have to agree, the most important thing I learned in RHS was typing. I use it so much at work, and am using it now. I am very grateful to Mrs. Wiley for her teaching me to type. I still struggle with numbers and have look to see if I hit the 6 or 7 key. She was the one who had the Nazi Concentration Camp numbers tattooed on her arm. I only wish we could of heard stories from her about her time in the Camp. Does anyone know or did anyone hear any stories of her in the Camps? -Bill Wingfield (BRC'67) ~ Santa Fe, NM, where it is another beautiful morning to ride the Road King up to the Lab. We are going to Bodacious Bob's BBQ, in Los Alamos,for ribs, as tonight is bike night. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Rick Maddy ('67) Speaking of politics, the US military said on Wednesday (Sept. 5) it was investigating an alarming security lapse when a B-52 bomber flew the length of the country loaded with six nuclear-armed cruise missiles. Folks in Washington said they, the military, had told them such a thing was literally impossible. Interesting enough, I found I have something in common with the military. I too have always preferred investigating myself. I was wondering if the Richland Bombers still take the little green and gold atomic bomb to Pasco, Kennewick, Yakima, etc. etc. and also wondering, if they indeed do take it, why the government has yet to even ash.. I mean yet to even ask.. "who?" -Rick Maddy ('67) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mike Franco ('70) I want to remind all Bombers and Richlanders in general that September 6 marks the fourth anniversary of the passing of my very best pal, George Dana. Many of you knew George and those of us who truly loved the guy all still love the guy. All those years just the thought of Big G put a smile on our faces... still does. I have always felt and will always feel that George Dana is the most Richland-kinda-guy I ever knew. Take a minute and think about George, you will feel better for it. We all love you G. -Mike Franco ('70) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Lynn Noble Paden ('72wb) Re: Death Notice of Patsy Noble Eichner's ('61-RIP) Daughter Hi Maren: I thought that Patsy's friends might want to know about her daughter, Shelly Eichner Elder's, death. I've attached a link to Mueller's obit list page where your readers can find Shelly's obituary. Can you post a note in the Alumni Sandstorm for us? Hopefully we won't lose anymore for a long time. It's a tough thing to deal with. -Lynn Noble Paden ('72wb) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** From the new ALL Bomber Alumni GuestBook >>From: Terry Eliason ('80) Wednesday 09/05/2007 1:57:58pm COMMENTS: I think I've spent at least 2 hours here on this web site! It's terrific! Anybody out there from 1980, 1981 or my brother Jon's class of 1984, please send me a line. -Terry Eliason ('80) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/07/07 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 11 Bombers sent stuff: Mary Triem ('47), Larry Mattingly ('60) Tom Verellen ('60), Maren Smyth ('63wb & '64) Dennis Hammer ('64), Linda Reining ('64) David Rivers ('65), Betti Avant ('69) Mike Davis ('74), James Walters ('80) Larry Davis ('80) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Al Parker ('53) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lisa Peterson ('71) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mary Triem Mowery (a '47 Bomber) Re: Al Williamson ('47-RIP) We are sorry to report that we have received notice that Al has passed away. He survived heart surgery (a stint) and then got staph, which he couldn't shake. Al and his bride, Shirley, loved coming to the Club 40 functions each year, and we hope you will join us in remembering him fondly. -Mary Triem Mowery (a '47 Bomber) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Larry Mattingly ('60) Re: Hepatitis shots I am going to an interior area of China to visit a couple of small, specialty fireworks factories next month. I am advised to get a flu shot, and hepatitis shots (A and B I was told) Even though it is a series of 3 shots, the U.S. factory rep just today said I should get the first one ASAP and the rest on time. I had understood C was the most dangerous? I have been in about 40 countries over the years, but this is the first time I have been advised to get hepatitis shots. I expect I can get the correct info from the State Dept. I have the phone number... But anybody have some advise to fwd on this? I had Yellow Fever and Dengue Fever shots from other travels years ago. I was sick a couple of days from the shots. But was told that was normal. I have been to interior China a couple of times and my rule is if you cannot peel it or cook it don't put it in your mouth. And I got along fine when half the tour was sick. Ever brush your teeth with Tsing Tao beer? 7-Up tastes better if available in the can. "Happiness is the sky in bloom" -J Larry Mattingly ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tom Verellen ('60) To: Jeff Michaels ('65) Is this a memory test? Mine tells me that the song "Catalina Island" was popularized by: A. The Four Lettermen singers! B. The Brothers Four Singers, C. The Happytime Barber Shop SINGERS, D. The Beach Boys E. All of the above I have been known to have occasional black holes in my synapses but as long as I don't know any different I'm satisfied. -Tom Verellen (09.) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Maren Smyth ('63wb & '64) Re: Mrs. Wiley Been reading all the comments about "Mz Wiley" (as she called herself) and kept remembering her picture in the '64 Columbian. I was Faculty editor that year and put this picture on a page we called "Faculty at Home": -Maren Smyth ('63wb & '64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dennis Hammer ('64) To: Gary Behymer ('64) Re: Orestes ~ and a badly missed opportunity A few here will understand exactly what we are talking about, but to make it clear for the rest. When you hear "teletype circuit;" think text only, instant messenger using only your keyboard and printer, no screen. The printer prints everything you send and receive, but on a roll of paper instead of individual sheets. KW-7 (Orestes) crypto gear: Does it make you feel old to know that the highly classified crypto gear we used to use can now be seen in museums? I spent a little time on the Internet refreshing my memory about it. We had them too on our teletype circuits, but I know we did not have to type 50+ words per minute, at least not in op to op (operator to operator) talk. I have not thought about this in 35 years, but it seems we could talk to each other at whatever speed, but to send a message we had to do something like key in a signal, get a lock, and then start the tape to send the message. For broadcast we had the KWR-37 (Jason) crypto receiver. You opened a little door that had a bunch of pins on the door side and a metal card reader on the other side. The code was in the holes of the IBM card that allowed certain pins to contact the card reader. I understand the Orestes later got rid of the, (pain the posterior), plugboard and went with the IBM card. Now for the missed opportunity. Our units had the little plugboard module which was about the size of a CD case, probably a little smaller, and about one inch thick. There were 30 numbered wires and 30 numbered places to plug them in. We would make them up a day ahead of time, so when the time came to change the code, all we had to do was put the module in the machine. There was a little catch on plugs to keep them from popping back out so you had to use a special tool to push them out. Then we re-arranged all those wires according to the code book for the next day. Quite often those wires would break. They were just a little thin two conductor wire about four inches long and a little plastic plug with two metal prongs on each end. The government was paying $2.90 for each one of these little things--that's probably over $10.00 in today's money. I had never heard of the company that made these things, but I noted their name and what they were charging. When I got home and out of the Navy I told my dad we should buy stock in this company. To my surprise he had heard of the company and said something like, "If you had bought stock in that company you would have made some good money." I thought, well, the opportunity must have passed, so I dropped it. That was September 1972 when people were just barely beginning to but those little electronic calculators, and the company--------Texas Instruments. To: Jeff Michael ('65) Re: Languages Seems to me like the universal language of "Yankee dollar" worked pretty well. Usually in places like Hong Kong the menus had pictures and all we had to do was point to the picture. But I do remember two of us went into a restaurant in Hong Kong and the menus they brought us had nothing but Chinese writing. The waiter did not speak a word of English and we did not speak a word of Chinese. We both ordered two different things, and I don't know how we did it, but we both got exactly what we wanted. One time in Japan if failed really bad thought. I met up with a friend from boot camp who was on another ship. We knew the movie "Funny Girl" was playing somewhere in town and he suggested we see it. We saw this garage nearby where they keep the taxis and asked them to take us to see the movie. They took us all over the place stopping at places with no movie theaters around. We kept saying "American movie," and trying to find someone to translate. Finally we got to a big movie theater near where we started out in the first place. We just said, "Yeah, this is it." and paid them. I have still never seen that movie. Looking back years later, I started to think that if we said, "Funny Girl," they probably understood the word "girl" and were trying to take us to a sporting house. -Dennis Hammer ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Linda Reining ('64) more memories of typing at Col-Hi: Mrs. Burns had a graduation party for our class, too, so am wondering if that is something that she did for all her students. I didn't make it to the party, though, as I got the flu or something and didn't go to school that day, so no going to her home for a party---if memory serves, she had the party on a Friday, after school, at her home. she also taught Business English, which I took from her, in my senior year, too. I remember she would send us on interviews to Hanford and other places around town. I was never hired, but that is cause I would always "freeze" and not be able to type or take dictation when it really mattered. I could do it just fine in class, but, like with all tests, give me a test, and all I could do was stare at the blank page!!! worse than going to the dentist and having "white-knuckle syndrome". *grin* I typed, FAST, but accuracy went out the window and I don't even remember IF I wrote the right symbols for my shorthand! I did eventually put my speed skills to good use as a COD clerk for UPS---had to use an adding machine, daily, but it was not the type that was electric---cannot remember what this blasted thing was called, but you could add, subtract, multiply, and divide on it--had a long carriage and rows of numbered keys across and down---used it for addition, never had to use it for any other function. thank goodness, cause it was too confusing for the other Mathematical functions. *grin* Jeff Michael(class of 65), mentioned "IBM cards"---when I worked at UPS, they used those, the room had to be kept cold, otherwise those huge computers would over-heat, and the guys and gals that worked in there, wore sweaters, year-round. re:typewriters/typing class I remember when we got the new IBM Selectric typewriters--we didn't get enough for the whole class, so you had to "work up" to be able to use them---they had a little ball that had all the letters, numbers, and symbols on it---made typing speed much easier to get. we also had Royal electric typewriters. my aunt had an old Remington, that was manual, and I would practice on that at home, but it sure wasn't as easy as using the Royal or the IBM Selectric. *grin* -Linda Reining(Boomber Bomber class of 64)......Bakersfield, CA... temps are in the 90's and not supposed to have anymore triple digits--am keeping fingers crossed. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David Rivers ('65) Ok... everybody is talking about what they learned or didn't learn at Col-Hi... well I can tell you for sure that most everything I ever needed in life I learned at our dear Columbia fair Columbia or however it goes... I learned that no matter how important Harrah ('65) told me it was for me to get the second semester of geometry finished I could not understand a word that was said... I did the right thing by going back to my 2nd PE... Never forget the day I walked back in... Warford ('65) was climbing a rope and yelled "look who's back"... felt good being a part of something... I did NOT feel a part of that geometry class! Typing, now there was a subject one could sink his teeth into... I remember virtually nothing about the class and still hunt and peck... but it was such a cool way to get all the words to my favorite songs on paper... while the others were writing about big brown dogs, I was typing "Mrs. Brown you've got a lovely daughter... " "Robin' people with a six gun... I fought the law and the law won... " "You never close your eyes any more when I kiss your lips... " yeah loved that class... that was the ONLY class I even "studied" at home on my mom's old typewriter... cranked those songs out even at home... As I never read a book till I was 21, I had to glean all I could from what was said in class... got me thru graduation at least... I can still remember conversations verbatim that I had years ago... I just got a compliment from a client in court this morning for my immediate recall... corse I can't remember where I put my glasses 5 minutes ago... Now in all the conversation about classes, I must say I was VERY disappointed in DJ Jeff's comment on Santa Catalina... in the Sandstorm of the 6th. He referred to the Beach Boys in speaking of the Island of romance... Jeff... you are a DJ, Son... you of all people should know the 26 Miles was performed by the Four Preps... Well, I just wanted people to know that I got my Skoolin' at Col hi and am very proud to be a Bomber... tho I only just made it to graduation, I must say that they must have done something right as I made it thru a BS, a Masters and was headed to Harvard to do a PhD when I changed my mind and got a JD instead... I must admit that I didn't take the boys councilor's advise and learn to throw pot to sell on the Res, but I think I did OK. I don't blame him for not seeing much potential in me... the number of times I hadda scrape the cooked books off my package tray to turn in when Uncle Tom told me to "Turn in your books" probably didn't give Mr. Welch much to work with in counseling me... So Bombers keep on Bombin' and don't let anybody dissuade you from your number one mission... Nuke Em! -David Rivers ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Betti Avant ('69) Re: typing teacher I had Mr. Cole for "Personal Typing" the second semester of my senior year. I wanted to get the basics down for future times. About half way through the semester we got the latest typewriters- IBM Selectric. We were still expected to use the manual ones for a few weeks, too. I still have problems with the numbers and like others have said I basically use the number pad on the right side of my keyboard as it's easier to know where they are at. The one thing that I remember that made some of my classmates upset was there were students in the class who had taken typing classes in summer school so they weren't really "beginners" like the rest of us. That was one class I never regretted taking and there are still no regrets. -Betti Avant ('69) ~ Lacey, WA ~ where it has been somewhat cooler and a couple of nights ago we had quite a thunder, lightning, and rain storm pass through **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mike Davis ('74) Re: Jim House's ('63) entry about Barry Bonds editorial Not me, Jim! Some other Mike Davis. -Mike Davis ('74) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: James Walters ('80) To: Terry Eliason ('80) Terry, we [class of '80] have our own website, it's [now] at: -James Walters ('80) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [USED to be at: -- Thanks for letting us know about the change, James. -Maren] **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Larry Davis ('80) Re: Bomber Loss I just wanted to send a quick note to let you all know that my uncle, Al Williamson ('47) passed away earlier this week while at his summer place at Priest Lake. He had been fighting some medical conditions from earlier this year but was getting better. He was planning on attending the club 40 reunion. He will be missed by many. He was a good man. To: Terry Eliason ('80) Hi Terry, Stay tuned in on the Sandstorm and you'll see several names from the past appear. Many from our class era monitor the 'Storm regularly (but do not necessarily write in...) Re: Infamous Mike Davis ('74) Mike was quite the baseball player in his younger days and like "Bonds" had gotten bigger over the course of time. I know steroids were not as prevalent in the seventies but I think Mike must have been on the juice. I heard that he wanted to as big as his big brother "Bear" ('72-RIP) who was also quite the athlete. Is that true? In a related story, the WSU Cougars are playing football this weekend at Qwest Field in Seattle. I'll be at the game and was planning on wearing my WSU letterman's jacket (Baseball) but over the years it seems to have gotten smaller...? Was it the juice or married life? I'm not quite sure. Can anyone help me out? Any other Bombers going to the game? Tailgate party! -Larry Davis ('80) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/08/07 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff: Wally Erickson ('53), Keith Arndt ('60) Helen Cross ('62), Gary Behymer ('64) Pam Ehinger ('67), James Walters ('80) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Shirley Armstrong ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Adele Paulsen ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Wally Erickson ('53) To: Janet Wilgus Beaulieu ('59) Your email on typing was very interesting and well described. I can't remember the name of my typing teacher at Col-Hi, I can see her face... but can't come up with the name. Anyway, I took typing because I thought it would be another easy course to take. It turned out, it was very easy for me (I'd taken piano at an earlier age)... not sure that's the reason. I was the only guy in the class... that made it a fun class!!!! I was typing 65 words a minute without a mistake... but, she only gave be a "B+"; I asked her why I didn't get an "A"... she said because she doesn't give out "As". I never forgot that. You were in the same class as my sister, Sue Erickson Kuntz ('59). You also brought up the name Kit Bridges ('59). She was one of my sister's best friends. Her family lived on the corner of Thayer Drive and Putnam St., just a few houses from us. Re: Prayers for my sister and her husband Frank Kuntz Frank Kuntz is very ill. -Wally Erickson ('53) ~ The weather in the Coeur D'Alene area has been perfect... blue skies with puffy clouds. We have the cool evenings... and you feel the fall weather creeping in upon us... I love it!! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Keith Arndt ('60) All Bombers should check out page 23 of the recent edition of Sports Illustrated (September 10th). Travis Buck ('02) of the Oakland A's pays tribute to a Bomber great, Jim Castleberry ('58). He was a teacher who made a difference -- what better tribute could there be! As a youngster in North Richland, Jim Castleberry was someone I looked up to and it continued through him being a member of the State Champion Bomber basketball team in 1958. Congratulations to Jim and good for Travis Buck. -Keith Arndt ('60) ~ Magnolia, Texas - where we're already looking forward to the Cougs playing Notre Dame in San Antonio in October 2008. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [My research indicates that Notre Dame is playing "Washington" on 10/25/08 "AT Washington". Don't think The Fighting Irish is gonna show up in San Antonio for a game against the Cougs! -Maren] **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) Re: Coming to Bomberland After a very nice visit at Mt. Ranier and a lovely time with a dear couple I met last year at the Tieton U.M. church where my husband preached for 4 months last year, we are on our way to Richland!! We've had lovely weather and have both enjoyed the beauty of Western Washington, Mt. Ranier, and Mt. Adams. Now to show Kazuko the beauty of the desert in the Tri-Cities. We had to stop at a library to email her husband that she had arrived on time. Hope to see many of you at Club 40 tonight and the Class of '62 reunion tomorrow. To: Larry Mattingly ('60) We were advised to get the hepatitis shots to go to Russia, and I think we got the C shots then. Don't remember for sure, as my passport isn't here beside me. But I agree with you, if I can't peel it or boil it, I don t eat it. I don't brush my teeth with beer, but I agree I don't use tap water either. Once I drank out of a drinking fountain at the airport in China and the cold water tasted so good, well, I was sick within the hour. The stewardesses on the British Airways plane gave me immodeum, which I think we can get without prescription now too... and it worked well and quickly. See you all at Club 40 within hours. -Helen Cross Kirk ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary Behymer ('64) Spotted in the Message Section... I found a high school ring from 1954 back in about 1986. I found it after all these years. It has the initials LFS on the inside and is from RHS.... Let me know if this rings a bell with anyone. My email is: (Tina Worms Parker) -Gary Behymer ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Pam Ehinger (The Blue Ribbon Class of '67) Re: Mz. Wiley Yes Maren that is or was our own dear sweet Mz Wiley only in my day she had dyed blondish hair, but I think she still wore that suit! Bombers Rule -Pam Ehinger (The Blue Ribbon Class of '67) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: James Walters ('80) Correction to the previous link, the Class of 80 website is at: as it always was, the hosting site changed it and the problem has been corrected. Thanks to those who pointed it out... -James Walters ('80) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/09/07 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 8 Bombers sent stuff: Bill Berlin ('56), Nancy Stull ('59) Keith Arndt ('60), Sharon Greer ('62) Dave Hanthorn (63), Deedee Willox ('64) Jeff Michael ('65), Judi Wilson ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bob Clancy ('51) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Erlynn Belliston ('59) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mary Ann Vosse ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bill Bazemore ('69) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bill Berlin ('56) Re: Club 40 I could hear it all the way to Seattle where I was attending the 50th Class Reunion of Franklin HS (Seattle) with my dear wife. We both agreed that the Bomber 50th for the Class of '56 and Club 40 last year was much better and a lot more organized. Club 40 is pretty unique as compared to class reunions and to mix the two is a great idea for getting those together who are not celebrating a class reunion with those that are. Thinking back, I knew a lot of kids that were older than I was and certainly a lot of the close following classes as well and Club 40 covers that. Re: Larry Mattingly ('60) As you know, I go to China a lot and have "done time" in the central part of that big country and I have always had a Hep A shot followed by B and C as scheduled. Tetanus too. Maybe I am old fashioned but my theory is that if you don't have the preventative shot and get sick, you will wish you had gotten it as opposed to getting the shot and then not getting anything. Ah yes, washing my teeth with Coke, Fanta soda, beer, wine, etc. is really something in China. Now I carry a small water purification kit by PUR and it will make a quart of water every six hours and that is enough. In most Chinese hotel rooms they have a thermos bottle of scalding hot water and I pour that into a glass or two at night to let it cool off and use that in the morning too. I also take a regimen of Bio Flora before I go and that too helps a lot. I really don't get sick in China but you do have to watch your "potable" water intake, especially in a shower. We go to such great lengths not to ingest potable water in China that we forget that in a shower a lot runs down the head, over the face and into the mouth and it only takes a little to get the job done... if you get my drift. Re: Environmental issues in China Three of my close associates and I have formed a company that will address environmental needs in China and it is and will be a huge market. The two biggest problems facing the Chinese are (a) air pollution and (b) water pollution, thus we have incorporated into our company some new technologies that will address both issues. Additionally, we are undertaking a natural/organic fertilizer made from fish waste that will replace a lot of the heavy chemical applications the Chinese farmers use as well as a new wind generator technology that does not require those huge propellers you see on the hills in SE Washington and Eastern Oregon. One of these units could provide enough electricity for a small village and thus reduce or eliminate their need for coal- fired electrical generation. The niche we see is that the "big guys" are over in China and have been for several years with either very expensive applications or rather outdated technologies, which they put a high price tag on. Our advantage is that we have developed some pretty strong lines of credit in China and leasing is coming into vogue and that opens up a lot of markets. My firm has five Chinese people working for us in various parts of the country, one of whom lived in New Jersey for ten years. He is so Americanized that I have to send him the college football scores every Sunday, especially Rutgers. Life is good and retirement is not in sight. Re: Catalina Island The answer is the Four Lettermen, circa around 1958. "Forty two miles across the sea, Santa Catalina waits for me..." Right Mr. DJ? Whilst at Linfield my roommate and I decided that we would "promote" a Four Lettermen concert on campus and came up with the $500 application fee and got a concert date. Sold it out in about an hour so we asked for another afternoon concert and got that too, both on Saturday. Their agent said the group was open Friday night too so we got that and it sold out. We held it in the then Linfield gym, which had the acoustics of a lead box, but it held 900 for a concert. Our total investment to the school, as well as tickets and reservations, was about $1,400 plus a 50/50 revenue (with $1,500 guaranteed) split after expenses. Net, net to us was a cool $2,100 and in 1959 that made us the Kings of the BMOC (Big Money On Campus) Club. I knew I had chosen the right academic discipline... Business. -Bill Berlin ('56)... wishing that I had been at a Bomber function over the weekend. "Quite frankly my dear, Franklin sucks." **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Nancy Stull Jewell ('59) I lost my l959 class ring backing the early 1960s. Had my initials on it NS. If anyone sees or hears of one being found, Id sure like to get it back. Thanks for any efforts. -Nancy Stull Jewell ('59) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Keith Arndt ('60) Re: ND v WSU After being reprimanded by Maren, I should set the record straight. The WSU vs. Notre Dame game in San Antonio is set at the Alamodome for October 31, 2009. Check out the link below. -Keith Arndt ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Sharon Greer ('62) Re: Typing Teacher The revisit to high school typing class has been a fun trip down memory lane. Since Ms. Wiley is the teacher with the tattoo, and I don't think I took typing from Ms. Wiley, my memory must be a bit tangled up. I would have remembered a singing teacher in a fur coat, rolled down nylons, and uncombed curlers. I think my teacher was Ms. Thompson and my brother, Malcolm ('59- RIP), had Ms. Wiley and told me about the tattoo and the odd-ball antics in class. I remember going in after school hours and using the typewriters and that is probably where I saw Ms. Wiley and confused her with my regular class teacher. The graduation parties that Ms. Burns had was a nice touch. I have graduated four times (HS, BS, MS, PhD) and never had a faculty member invite me for a congratulatory celebration of any kind. That may be more of a reflection upon me than on them but it is always remembered when a respected teacher is generous to their students whether they were the top of the class or just managed to get by. Hope to get to a class reunion one of these days but not this year. Maybe my 50th will be the magic year. Cheers -Sharon Greer ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dave Hanthorn (Gold Medal Class of 63) Re: Cougar vs. Fighting Irish football game The game is for real, but in 2009, NOT 2008: So even the mighty Irish will go to the "ends of the earth" (San Antonio) for a chance to play the Cougs. *grin* -Dave Hanthorn (GMC 63) ~ a loyal Bomber and Cougar fan for all these many years... **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Deedee Willox Loiseau ('64) Re: Club 40 Well, it's off to Club 40 this evening ([9/8]. Although I am looking forward to it, I just can't imagine it without our Sandstorm Queen. Maren, we will miss you tonight! -Deedee Willox Loiseau ('64) ~ Burbank, WA where the weather has cooled a bit, for which I am most grateful! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jeff Michael ('65) Hey there Bombers & Bomberettes... To: David Rivers ('65) Good Point, Counselor, case closed. But the 26 miles is populated with California Girls (perhaps leading to the synapsial slip). To: Tom Verellen ('60) Duh... refer to David Rivers, Esq. To: Larry Mattingly ('60) The last time I was instructed by a medical practitioner to get shots, hepatitis and tetanus, was when I was travelling to coastal Mississippi. Oh, weren't those the guys who invented fireworks lo these many years ago? To: Maren Smyth ('63wb & '64) Were survivors of Katrina advised to get those shots as were we who came to help you all? Was that a condition of returning home? [Nope... no shots for us. -Maren] To: Dennis Hammer ('64) In Japan, the restaurants all had displays of their menu selections rendered in plastic, proudly arranged in a display case viewed from outside the eatery. When totally at a loss, you could take your server outside and point. At one point early in my tour, I had learned that I really was fond of noodle soup. I stopped at a place that looked like they might serve it (the windows were all steamed-over.. it was COLD outside. I went in and proudly requested Ramen. I said the word, made the shape of a large bowl, etc. Couldn't quite get my request understood. There was no plastic menu display case to reference. After some level of frustration, a person with more understanding of English than my comprehension of Japanese, got across to me that there were some 30 or 40 versions of Ramen available in this house. So, I pointed to his and got the same. Had a boiled egg on top! Super! Well, this was fun... but I gotta go swab some decks. -dj jeff michael ('65) ~ off the coast of Catalina, where the seals were out tonight. Was cool this AM but warmed in the PM. Another beautiful day in paradise. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Judi Wilson ('65) To: Larry Mattingly ('60) Just wanted to add my two bits about hepatitis shots. The only vaccines are for Hep A and Hep B. There is nothing for Hep C (just be careful). Have a fabulous trip, Larry. My sister, Christine ('67), went in July and had an amazing time, other than the dining experiences with the scorpion and the fermented mares milk (needless to say, neither were recommended!!) Happy Bomber travels, -Judi Wilson ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/10/07 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 9 Bombers sent stuff: Gary Persons ('57) and Jan Bollinger ('60) Larry Mattingly ('60), Margo Compton ('60) Betti Avant ('69), Greg Alley ('73) Paul Girgis ('05), Whitney Long ('05) McKae Landon ('07) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Doreen Hallenbeck ('51) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Connie Dean ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Donna Fredette ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Janet Devine ('69) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Doug Sansom & Betty Conner ('52) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary Persons ('57) and Jan Bollinger Persons ('60) We just got back from another great Club 40 and Class of '57 reunion in Richland, where the weather and the company couldn't have been better! -Jan Bollinger Persons ('60) -Gary Persons ('57) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Larry Mattingly ('60) Re: Travels and shots Big response to my questions about shots for travel. A kind "Thank You" to all who responded. After being advised to get the Hep shots I had visited 8 doctors' Offices, and several clinics and NOBODY had them. One hospital had the serum in the pharmacy but only as prescribed by a doctor practicing in that hospital and that turned out to be VERY expensive. There is a travel medicine clinic in Tacoma but they were closed till next week. Donno why... So I called the UW Hospital and UW Health Clinic has a travel section. But they don't answer the phone. "Leave your name and number and we will return your call". "We are booked up solid for 2-3 weeks". They didn't call. So a note to the 'Storm and I got answers. Then late the next day the Hall Health guy called from UW. I explained my situation. He found a time to get me in Tuesday and e-mailed me the forms and the price is very reasonable. I can get the first and second Hep shots before leaving on the 16th of Oct. So all will be well and hopefully stay that way. And of course as soon as I had that appointment I found 3 places within 20 miles where I could get them. This is my 4th trip to China not including the several to Hong Kong, which is one of my most favorite cities in the world. Anyway, I am going to actually stay at the factory and work with the developers on some new effects and bringing up the quality of some items. I have already stashed away a plastic jar of peanut butter and a carton of Costco Trail Mix bars. So I won't go hungry. I like Chinese food, but hesitate to eat things I don't recognize. And yes, they eat almost anything, period. And I do have a water purification kit. Brushing your teeth with beer, 7-UP, or Coca Cola out of a can isn't as bad as it sounds, especially when you consider the alternative. And I do keep my mouth shut in the shower. (couldn't carry a tune in a wash tub anyway). To: Bill Berlin ('56) We need to have breakfast again. There are lots of Chinese fireworks factories with power and potential environmental problems. Glad to hear there is someone else past retirement age who refuses to. Sorry to miss Club 40. I got back from Alaska in time this year but had displays to fire Friday (University of Puget Sound) and Sat. (City of Newcastle). "Happiness is the sky in bloom" -J Larry Mattingly ('60) ~ Aging like fine wine. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Margo Compton Lacarde ('60) To: Dave Hanthorn ('63) Re: Notre Dame vs. WSU, 10/31/09, San Antonio Alamodome What do you mean traveling to the end of the earth? They are coming to the middle of God's Country (other than Richland, of course.) -Margo Compton Lacarde ('60) ~ San Antonio, TX **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Betti Avant ('69) My cousins John ('54) & Jean Bruntlett ('62) stopped to see me in Lacey, WA (actually we ate in Olympia). All 3 of us are Bombers. -Betti Avant ('69) ~ nice and warm in Lacey today **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Greg Alley ('73) To: Keith Arndt (60) You missed the page by a bit but thanks for pointing out the mention of Jim Castleberry ('58) by Travis Buck ('02) in Sports Illustrated. Those are the kind of things that make this Sandstorm reading a real treat some days. It was a nice short tribute in the baseball section where players remember there teachers and coaches growing up. In the same magazine and in many others there is a 2 page ad from nike soccer that features the women`s national team with Bomber Hope Solo ('99). Not bad for a Richlander to be the number 1 goalie on the national team. -Greg Alley ('73) ~ n warm Richland where more football watching is getting done than yard work **************************************************************** **************************************************************** From the new ALL Bomber Alumni GuestBook. >>From: Paul Girgis ('05) Sunday 09/09/2007 1:37:13pm COMMENTS: I should never be allowed at another basketball game again. -Paul Girgis ('05) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** From the new ALL Bomber Alumni GuestBook. >>From: Whitney Long Johnson ('05) Saturday 09/08/2007 7:49:03pm COMMENTS: Now Whitney Johnson -Whitney Long Johnson ('05) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** From the new ALL Bomber Alumni GuestBook. >>From: McKae Landon ('07) Sunday 09/09/2007 9:02:04am COMMENTS: None -McKae Landon ('07) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/11/07 ~ WE REMEMBER ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 9 Bombers sent stuff: Dick McCoy ('45), Shirley Rae Drury ('51) Shirley Segrest ('52), Curt Donahue ('53) Pappy Swan ('59), Tom Verellen ('60) Helen Cross ('62), Dave Hanthorn ('63) Jim Heidlebaugh ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jan Wingfield ('68wb) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: John Ingram ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Heidi Davis ('00) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dick McCoy ('45) Re: Al My deepest sympathy to the Al Williamson ('47 RIP) Family on his passing last week. They were all registered for the Club 40 party. Never made it. Al and I have been friends since he and I got out of the service in 1947. Al enrolled in Col-Hi to get his diploma after he was discharged. We and our wives had many wonderful times together. See ya later, Al. -Dick McCoy ('45) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley Rae Drury Crume ('51) Re: Commercial teachers at Col-Hi Reading with interest the memories of the commercial teachers, I'm thinking of Grace Brown who taught advanced typing and shorthand class (perhaps as Steno 2?) in my senior year of 1951. She never smiled as I remember, so I'm pleased and surprised to see in the faculty pages of the 1951 Columbian, a lovely smile lighting her face. (By the way, checking out the on-line Columbians is a great way to put a name to a face.) Everyday someone cried in her class. I especially remember the effervescent, beautiful Joannie Blum ('51 - RIP) taken to huge tears regularly. Mrs. Brown on those occasions would tell us sternly that we might dislike her intensely at the moment (moment? HAH!!), but when we were on a job and in years to come we would bless her diligence. There were at least 2 hours of homework every night that course alone. And count on it, public humiliation in class for every falling short. I remember no fun in that class ever. I did learn my brief forms and letters, which I can still use to this day to the fascination and amusement of our grandchildren, but I don't recall ever blessing Mrs. Brown's methods of instilling them. Anyone else who was in that class remember it the way I do? -Shirley Rae Drury Crume ('51) ~ Kennewick, WA (of course - is there anywhere another Kennewick?) where at midnight, the air is still and warm, and I'm about to venture forth to take bundles of newspapers to the Tri-City Herald carriers in my trusty, rusty 1988 red Ford 150 truck. It's not as old as I am, but I have bundle dropper biceps and flexible joints which I attribute to heredity and 19 years of handling heavy bundles of newspapers along with never smoking, not even once - isn't that amazing? Both my parents and their friends smoked, but I don't recall any of my immediate friends in school smoking. Perhaps that is evidence that parental influence dims next to the peer group. Also any money I earned then babysitting was better spent on clothing, and smoke smelled bad. Sorry, I do go on and on. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [I took a plain piece of white paper and (with a hot pink marker) wrote all the "bad" words I could think of (in shorthand) at all different angles on the paper. Then I matted it, framed it, and hung it on the wall. Great conversation piece. I think Hurricane "Camille" must have drowned it in '69. -Maren] **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley Segrest Telford ('52) Re: Class of '52 Reunion Just want to say thank you to Luana Ivers Portch ('52), Sharon Strege Zinsli ('52) and Beverlee Smith Jochen ('52), the committee that arranged the Class of 1952 Reunion this past weekend - they did a wonderful job! I've chaired a lot of events over the years so I know how much time and effort goes into making something like this happen. It was a really fun evening and so nice to see everyone again! -Shirley Segrest Telford ('52) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Curt Donahue ('53) Re: Hope Solo ('99) USA Today has an article on page 20C on the US Women's Soccer team with a picture of Hope in action. We can all be proud of her. -Curt Donahue ('53) ~ Federal Way, WA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: George "Pappy" Swan ('59) To: Betti Avant ('69) Re: New Cabela's Stores and Club 40 It might come as a major surprise to some Bombers, but I'm an "Outdoors Dude." I cut my outdoor dreaming teeth on Herter's Mail Order Catalogs. The arrival of each new catalog was like a major event for me as I devoured each new catalog from cover to cover. Never mind that each and every item offered by Jacque Herter and Jacque Herter Jr. was indeed Herter's "World Famous" and the best in the world. Indeed, if one waded through the "Hype," there was much to be learned by a budding young outdoorsman. Then came Cabela's tiny little catalog offered by the Cabela's Brothers working out of their garage (I still have a copy of one of those). Unfortunately, Herter's faded but Cabela's boomed. And, I have a reproduction of a Herter's Catalog (circa 1960s) on my bookshelf for my occasional bedtime reading enjoyment. Since then, Cabela's outdoor outfitter stores, catalog and online sales chain has always been like an outdoor adult "Candy Store/Wishbook" establishment for me and for many others of the outdoor persuasion. Please do not tell Jeanne, aka Mrs. Pappy, but I will never be rich as I have spent our life savings at Cabela's. In fact, I have purchased so much from Cabela's that I now receive the hard-bound version of their annual catalog. Ehhhh! Perhaps only other outdoor oriented Bombers will understand and appreciate that self-satisfying distinction. I have had the pleasure of visiting the Cabela's Stores at Sidney, Nebraska and Lehi, Utah and now they are multiplying and spreading west. About a year ago, one opened at Boise, Idaho and I have yet to visit it. In 2007, Cabela's stores are scheduled to open in Post Falls, Idaho and Lacey, Washington. Ah ha, I finally get to the reason for my note to Betti. Betti, do you know when the Cabela's store will open in Lacey? And, do any Bombers in the Spokane/Coeur d'Alene area know when the Post Falls store will open. Did I mention that I love Cabela's Stores? [Post Falls and Lacey both scheduled to open "Fall of 2007". Check out -Maren"] For me, just entering a Sportsman's Warehouse Store is a major awe-inspiring event. However, spending time in a Cabela's Store is like going to an indoor outdoorsman's heaven-like, fair/amusement park celebration. I wonder about with lower jaw hanging wide open and drooling on the merchandise. I can spend hours in the aquarium room talking to the fish and dine in the cafeteria-like dining area, sampling various wild game and domestic fare. No, this is not a commercial for Cabela's, but did I mention that I love spending hours in a Cabela's store? Here's the kicker. All of these new stores are somewhat equidistant from Bomberville. So, its not like I can just run down the street to Cabela's, and maybe that's good as it will continue to remain a near religious experience. However, if I have the opportunity to pass through these areas, I can program a visit to Cabela's into my itinerary (much to Mrs. Pappy's dismay). Re: Club 40 My thanks to all of those who work diligently year-round to bring Club 40 off each year. Talk about a celebration! It is great fun seeing and reuniting with my fellow classmates and each year that fun seems to expand as I get to know many more who graduated before and after I did. Yep, surprise, surprise. I did graduate ... barely ... I think ... Jeanne, don't I have a high school diploma around here somewhere. Hmm, well maybe I can buy a reasonable facsimile at Cabela's. Seriously, for me, each Club 40 Reunion brings back a strong sense of what it felt like each and every year on that first day of school when we were reunited once again after being apart. The "apart" part is just a little more ... well ... apart. -George "Pappy" Swan ('59) ~ nice and warm here too in Burbank today after 12 hours of sleep recovering from another great Club 40 Weekend. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tom Verellen ('60) Observations: Jeff Michael ('65) It disturbs me that I can remember a song title and artist but I don't know why I am standing in aisle 4 at the Safeway trying to remember what it was I wrote on my list. Larry Mattingly ('60) Selling fireworks to the Chinese? Why I never can just get something done: I started cutting brush to clear it out to start building a garage. The brush was mostly blackberry vines and they are large, sweet, and almost beyond ripe. Well you can't just cut them down and let them go to waste consequently pic no. 1 after picking the blackberry I went by the koi pond pic no 2. Later blackberry pie which was gone before I could get a photo so you'll just have to take my word for that (nobody wants a photo of an empty pie pan). Tomorrow back to clearing berryless brush. Thank you for your attention. -Tom Verellen ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) Re: wonderful Washington All in the class of '62, you missed a wonderful reunion and those of us who gathered missed you too. But never fear, we did have a great time, thanks to the efforts of John Adkins and Jeff DeMeyer, and others like Jane Hill, all of our great class. My Japanese friend, Kazuko has been loving being in Washington, and I have loved being here showing her the beauty that is Washington. We are on our way up to the North Cascades Hiway after seeing just a little of the beauty of eastern Washington. The weather has been perfect all the way, thank you Jesus. It was great to get a chance to visit with some dear friends from the past, it is sad that we are getting older, but if we keep exercising who knows what we can do: look at Peggy Lewis Johnson ('62) who climbed Mt. Ranier in 2000 or 2002 at our advanced age, and look at Rex Davis ('49) who looks ageless from keeping physically fit all these years. I loved being in the Tri-Cities again, and I will be back. -Helen Cross Kirk ('62) ~ on the road north enjoying the beauty that is Washington **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dave Hanthorn (Gold Medal Class of '63) To: Margo Compton Lacarde ('60) Re: WSU vs. ND football game Margo, I've been to San Antonio, and if it ain't the end of the earth, ya sure can see it from there *grin* -Dave Hanthorn (GMC '63) from sunny Mercer Island where the September weather has been just fab. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim Heidlebaugh ('65) Re: plots Hi Folks, pretty sure no one will need these for 50-60 years, but my mother-in-law has 18 individual cemetery plots, 3 lots of 6 each, for sale. They are located on the BLVD, 10th & Union, at Desert Lawn Memorial Park, in Kennewick. They are perpetual care. Wanted to offer these before they advertised in the paper. Send me a note, and I'll put you in touch with her. -Jim Heidlebaugh ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/12/07 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers sent stuff: Jim Blake ('52), Tom Hemphill ('62) Linda Reining ('64), Jeff Michael ('65) Alan Lobdell ('69), Betti Avant ('69) Vic Marshall ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bill Baird ('46) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim Blake ('52) Re: The Most Beautiful Rainbow It was great to be back in Richland this weekend and say hi to everyone. Jim and Helen Blake -Jim Blake ('52) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tom Hemphill ('62) I want to thank all of the classmates and others who worked on our reunion. The results of your efforts were excellent. This was a very special treat for me as I was able to visit with my old friend, Gary Koford ('62) and his beautiful wife Gerda from Germany. We had a lot of catching up to do. The last time we saw each other was May 1963 when I moved to Portland after a year at CBC. I also had a special pleasure of meeting again with Doug Hawkins ('62) as we reminisced about our neighborhood gang activities on the 300 block of Goethals (now Jadwin) in the south end. I had not seen Doug since 1972 at out 10th reunion. Another special visit was with Bob Rector ('62) and his wife Judy ('64). We visited a while at the dinner and then again at their old (1928) house on GWWay for breakfast Sunday morning. It was great to see all of you and have a chance to visit. Thanks for just being there and a special thanks again to those who made it happen. -Tom Hemphill ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Linda Reining ('64) to:George(Pappy)Swan(class of '59) re:Cabella's I bought a commercial food dehydrator from them for my son-in- law---he makes jerky about 3-4 times a year, and using those smaller dehydrators took days, now he can make 30# in just a matter of a few hours! I also make jerky, but only at Christmas- time. since I bought that dehydrator, Cabella's sent us the hard-cover catalog and my son-in-law has it proudly displayed on the coffee table where we can plainly see ALL the things he now wants. *grin* we don't have a store anywhere close to us, that we know of---IF we did, he would have found it! we are also getting a "Bass Pro Shop"--he has been to the one in Las Vegas, so he is all jazzed that one will be here in the very, near future. *grin* Linda Reining(Boomber Bomber class of '64).........Bakersfield, CA......still having high 90's and won't really cool down til the end of so hoping we have a long, cold, wet Winter!!!!!!! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jeff Michael ('65) Hey there Bombers and Bomberettes... That's cool that ya all enjoyed Club 40. Someday I'll be old enough to sit at the big people's table, too. [News Flash, Jeff, You're already old enough!!!! -Maren] Speaking of David Rivers ('65), I'm wondering if those 18 fine residences for reasssigned souls that Jim Heidlebaugh ('65) has offered up begin as 25. If so, the Sorry Seven is all set. If not, there's only 11 available, Jim. Surely, David has, or will, see to his brothers' perpetual care. To: Tom Verellen ('60)...just had to giggle over the grocery store comment, and even laugh about the yard work story. Personally, I can't empathize with you, but I'm sure such lapses are quite disconcerting. I started using my computer to DJ with... not because it is so much lighter than analogue media to tote, but it keeps a list of what I have played! My days of Rock and Roll have taken a bit of a different twist (ooops) now that I am boat keeping. And, yes, it's a lot like House Keeping, 'cept it keeps rocking and rolling. Sure is neat at bed time (and what time isn't bedtime....after all, it's Five O'clock somewhere). And also discovered that parents with small children can conserve electricity. Those little baby swings go all by their own selves! To: Larry Mattingly ('60)...The Padres (ya know, sorta like the Mariners, only better) had a fireworks display following the game I went to a couple weeks ago. There's some pretty cool new whirly things and more colors than I recall from the Bomber Bowl days. They did the show to a medley of Elvis songs. Crazy! Hope you make it back to tell stories over fortune cookies with Bill Berlin ('56)... the Unretirables. dj jeff michael ('65) rocking and rolling off the leeward coast of Catalina where it's pleasantly warm in the daytime and pleasantly cool at night. Only seen one cloudy day (actually, a half day) in all the many days I've been here. Lord willing and the creeks don't rise, I'll get to visit home this weekend. I know...tough duty! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Alan Lobdell ('69) To: Pappy and other Cabala's nuts like myself I recently contacted their head office to find out about the Lacey store since I am unable to drive to Texas I was in hopes that it would be open this year before Elk season but alas, not until the summer of 2008 or so they told me. Yes, the pain of waiting for the really good things in life. Not being married does have its advantages when it comes to walking around in a sporting goods store like that. I dream of the day my last child is out of college and my money is mine again. -Alan Lobdell ('69) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Betti Avant ('69) Re: Cabela's To: Pappy Swan ('59) Yes, it's true Cabela's is on its way to Lacey, WA. They started hiring people in August for the fall opening. I haven't seen an official first day but when I do I'll let you know. It's in an area where they are anticipating growth and feel a place like Cabela's would bring in a lot of people to see things. Another area of town is building a Lowes' along with some other shops, apartments, and medical offices. Heck when I first moved here 2 years ago the Wal*Mart was just a that and now it's a super-store and huge. Happy trails, Pappy and enjoy your Cabela's catalogs. -Betti Avant ('69) ~ Lacey, WA ~ where we are warmer than the eastern side of the Cascades **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Vic Marshall ('71) Re: Herter's and Cabela's To: George Pappy Swan ('59) Pappy- Thanks for stirring up memories of the "dreams" elicited by those Herters Catalogs. I also used to spend hours deciding how I could make $30 of TCH paper route money "stretch" for decoys, calls and all the other hunting stuff in the fall. We pretty much bait fished, so not a lot of call for the fishing stuff but it sure was fun to look at all the cool stuff you could get. If you "Google" Herter's the 1st listing you get is for Cabela's. Apparently, they are now the exclusive agents for the remaining Herters equipment that is marketed. When I moved to Michigan in 1992, one of the first "discoveries" I made was the Cabela's in Dundee, MI. Dundee is pretty much a wide spot in the road just north of the Ohio border- right down the road from the beef jerky outlet- coincidence??? -I think not. My first trip to Cabela's was pretty much spent walking around with my mouth open (not a pretty sight since it was probably full of the beef jerky I had just purchased at the outlet down the street). Anyway, the internet was not even in existence then (at least I wasn't using it) so I thought it was THE ONLY Cabela's and my secret treasure. Since I quit hunting about 30 years ago, there was not really much there for me to buy in the way of hunting stuff but it is amazing how the kid in you comes out and I found myself drooling over stuff I knew I would, in all probability, never use. I do still fish occasionally and there is perhaps more financial damage you can do with fishing "gadgets". My second or third trip there was a "quest" for the ideal bait casting outfit. About $400 later I had it- and it has been sitting in a corner of my basement for about 8 years now with a bird's nest of tangled line encountered on my initial efforts to master bait casting... Someday I will actually learn how to use it. So much for technology. I'll take my trusty Mitchell 300 spin outfit anytime... If you ever get out this way- I can take you on a personally guided tour of my "secret" Cabela's and will even spring for the beef jerky. Better than that, my next door neighbor bought an 18' fishing boat a couple of months ago and has spent the summer (and a good chunk of his home equity line) setting it up for fishing of all sorts- walleye, lake trout, muskie, bass- you name it, he can fish it. Seems these days that not only do you need different fishing tackle for different types of fish the architecture of your mode of transport also needs to be adjusted accordingly- down riggers, planer boards, fish finders-even where you are positioned in the boat. The list is endless. Fishing used to be a simple pleasure- it seems that, in today's world, specialization and optimization are the keys to success-and we will spend our way to success. I have actually been avoiding his invitation(s) to join him because I know the financial impact it will have, By the time you make it this way, we may even be suitably outfitted to catch a fish or two!!! Don't ever do the math of what that fish you just caught is actually costing you per pound- it's just slightly higher than truffle dusted, caviar encrusted gold bars!!! Anyway, thanks for stirring up good memories. -Vic Marshall ('71) ~ Beverly Hills, MI ~ where we dropped below 50 last night for the 1st time since the spring... fall is not far away... ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/13/07 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Pappy Swan ('59), Patti Jones ('60) David Rivers ('65), Betti Avant ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Leon Howard ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Cathy Clugston ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Peggy Standefer ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Paul Hodson ('05) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Steven Adair ('08) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: George "Pappy" Swan ('59) Re: And the beat goes on! And the beat does go on ... "...pounding a rhythm through my brain..." Once again, I have to sing (although I can't really sing) the praises to Maren and Richard for keeping the "Alumni Sandstorm" up and running. What a wonderful research tool. Got a question -- Ask the Bombers! I know, I could simply type, but its more fun to ask the Bombers for a real time/real person report on the progress of physical development of something like a Cabela's Store. There is a beneficial spinoff too. I'm always amazed at the number of responses private and in Sandstorm that include an invitation to "Let me know if you come this way Pappy, and we'll go ah huntin,' fishin,' tourin,' bike ridin'... (and the beat goes on and on)." Shucks, if I hadn't spent so much money with Cabela's, Bass Pro Shops, Sportsman's Warehouse..., Wow, I "coulda" had a V-8 as I traveled to participate in all of these possible adventures with fellow Bombers? Nope, I did not intentionally overlook mentioning Bass Pro Shop. Lord knows I have sent way too many shekels to them too. Unfortunately, I have never had the opportunity to visit one of their stores. Nevertheless, thank you Jesus for outdoors catalog and online sales. Hallelujah! In my seasoned years, I still avidly go afield and out on the water, but I must admit that preparation and planning are now very nearly 9/10 of the game. Making lists, fondling gear, sorting gear, some more fondling, planning, ordering or shopping for some more gear. OK, I admit it, I'm an outdoor "shopaholic"! "Hi, my name's Pappy and I'm an outdoor shopaholic." "Hi Pappy" ... Sorry, I digress. I am certain that I contracted the disease from Mrs. Pappy and my much younger sister, Marilyn Swan Beddo ('63), whom as I peck these very keys is probably shopping in London. Its not all bad though, when I accompany them on their shopping sprees, I have even developed the unique skill of occasionally discovering useful outdoor items at places like T. J. Maxx and Ross'. Ehhh? I am in awe of Alan Lobdell ('69), who is approaching and nearly at nirvana for an outdoor shopping enthusiast. Soon, he will achieve the collective status of being a single man with kids out of the nest. Oh the joy of being able to wonder through Cabela's like Vic Marshall ('71) and I, with Cheshire grins, but have a pocket containing a few unhampered funds! Vic, I too was surprised when a few years ago, after Herter's made another run at catalog sales, I called Herter's to place an order and the young lady answered, "Cabela's, may I help you." And, yes I agree, never, ever discuss with your significant other the math or cost comparisons of wild game vs. supermarket meats. Oh, "Rathah," seek to place greater emphasis upon achieving peace and tranquility through the outdoor experience! And strive to emphasize that this is why these outdoor experiences are called "Hunting and Fishing" rather than "taking and catching." It has always worked for me ... now if I can just keep Mrs. Pappy from reading this... It just occurred to me, I might be able to raise some more "outdoor funds" or achieve the ownership of a newer pickup truck by offering up for sale or trade (for a 4X4 pickup truck of equivalent value), my 20 ft. Lund "Alaskan" aluminum runabout boat (with a walkthrough console) on an EZ Loader Trailer (no motor). Well, I have a 60 horse, 1960 Gale on it, but it is way underpowered (which could be discarded or go with it). And, frankly that is the main reason that I am selling it. I could never afford to put an outboard of sufficient power on it. It is rated to take up to a 115 horsepower outboard. I have had that boat in the water maybe a dozen times. I am slowing down and will be content with my little 14 ft. and 20 hp motor. So, if any Bombers know anyone interested, have them email me with reference to the boat. Thanks. -George "Pappy" Swan ('59) ~ Burbank, WA where the weather is still nice (cool nights but near 90 today). And, now I wait with "baited" breath (make that gummy worms) to see when the new Cabela's Stores will really open? And the beat goes on... **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) Re: All Bomber Luncheon - Richland The excitement was high being a Club 40 weekend. Bombers landing for a luncheon rest before the next big event. All were in attendance Friday night of Club 40 weekend. The following Bombers came from close and far away: Irl French ('51), Edmonds, WA; Jeanne Swan (spouse - '62 Fairbanks Alaska) and George "Pappy" Swan ('59) Burbank, WA; Barbara Bean (spouse) and Ralph Bean ('58) Spokane, WA; Dick Pierard ('52), Hendersonville, NC; Kaylene Henjum Livingston ('60), Finley, WA; Janet Pfohl Hutchings ('60), Barnesville, GA; Paul Phillips ('49) and Kathy Phillips (spouse), Snohomish, WA; Patti Jones Ahrens ('60), West Richland; Kay Mitchell Coates ('52) and Dick Coates ('52), Valley, WA; Jeanne Hutchings Simons ('62), Bellingham, WA; Missy Keeney ('59), Richland; Ruthann Hutchins Jensen ('58), Richland; Jeanne Hutchins Simon ('62), Bellingham, WA; Fred Klute ('58), Kennewick, WA; Burt Pierard ('59), Richland; Mary Rose Tansy ('60), Centerfield, UT; Marie Ruppert Hartman ('63), Richland; Gloria Falls Evan ('58), Spokane, WA; Glen Rose ('58) and Carol Rose (spouse - '62 Sunnyvale, CA Hi), West Richland; Vera Smith Robbins ('59). Richland; Carol Hirsh Chartrand ('59), Tri-Cities, WA; Curt Donahue ('53), Federal Way, WA. What fun to have sisters Ruthann Hutchins Jensen and Jeanne Hutchins Simon. They chose to come to the All Bomber Luncheon instead of Jeanne going to the class of '62's afternoon function. Kay Mitchell Coates and Jeanne Hutchins had birthdays in September so Missy Keeney (with some coercing) sang Happy Birthday to both of them while JD Diner owner Hannah delivered each a piece of pie. Pie is "on the house" for Birthday Kids. Missy and her quartet, the Radiations sang Happy Birthday to Jeanne again that night at her class reunion. Our Dear Missy is worth coming to a luncheon to have her sing and do all her fun antics for everyone. Janet Pfohl Hutchings was here for her third Club 40 attendance. Janet stayed with me so that gave Janet and I the opportunity to catch up on children, spouses and grand kids. Janet has 8 children and do not remember the number of grandkids, but if my memory is correct she has 22. I have 4 children and 8 grandkids so that makes for a lot of talk. Talking on our way home from each unction was fun talking about the various Bombers who were at Club 40. Many that we hadn't seen for at least 47 years. Glen Rose and spouse Carol are hosting Glen's sister, Mary Rose Tansy. Mary attends every year and it is always fun to have in the group. Burt Pierard hosted his brother Dick who came from the farthest away. I could write many more pages about the outstanding fun everyone had by the comments they made. "New" people to the All Bomber Lunch said they would "be back again". The class of '57 reunion at Club 40 where I got to see so many Bombers that I have not see in at least '47 years is a whole different entry. Also meeting Bombers from the class of '57 who's siblings graduated with me was so fun. We all have our stories so I'm looking forward to all the Bombers in attendance of Club 40 writing in to the Sandstorm. Thanks ladies from the class of '57 who were lunching at the Shilo on Friday for inviting Janet and I to join you. So FUN!!! Re: Typing teachers In case I missed all the names of the typing teachers in the Sandstorm entries. I had Mr. Cole and Mr. Morrison (I have not seen Mr. Morrison's name. Mr. Morrison would talk most of the class and meanwhile, as he was boring I would study the lesson. No, his talk was not about the lesson. I finished two years being in first and second chair when I finished the second class typing 80 WPM. Typing has served me in different jobs throughout the years. When the IBM Selectric's came out I was so happy to NOT use the old manual typewriters any more. Now I will say that I cherish the Computer keyboards. Takes all the work out of typing. I have had long nails since I was 12 years old. Neither teacher thought I would be able to type with them. Proved them wrong. Even though the computer is mainly fun for me it is nice to be able to type fast when I do the Sandstorm entries. Being a secretary was the main suggestion for the students after graduation if we didn't go on to college. I took a couple more secretarial courses at CBC to find as the years wore on, I should have stuck to C.C. Andersons/ Bon Marche and fashion. Thankfully later years I ended up in businesses I enjoyed much more than the secretarial. Re: Club 40 reunion To: Maren Really missed you being here, Maren. Will have to work on getting you here next year. Spudnut Shop will be waiting. Bombers Have Fun -Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) - West Richland, WA ~ The hues of fall are showing up each day getting ready for all the colorful couple of months ahead, which will burst each day with more colors. Evening always seems to be the most beautiful. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David Rivers ('65) Re: I'm EIGHTEEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Dang... I mean dang... how does time fly so fast??????? We got a birthday boy turning the magic age... well kinda magic... now his folks can kick him out on the street so it ain't all good. I was smart (yeah right) and left home after my junior year... sometimes I think I ain't got the brains God gave a mule (can we still say God here?)... I remember when I used to get a rise outa this kid by just saying I was gonna buy his brother's Camero... would throw him into a tizzy! Then there was the time I bought him a children's Large shirt at the LA Roadster Show and he had grown into a Men's medium... Well heck... how wuz I spozed ta know... I forgot kids age, too... just like some of us do... 'course there are those who still look just as they did when we were kids... I used to think I was one of those till I looked more closely in the mirror... My Mother keeps my senior picture on a shelf in the "Home" (now known as "Assisted Living")... I wouldn't recognize that guy on the street if I met him... I am wearing my cool Pendleton blazer tho... I remember mine was green, Davis' was black... Terry Webb's ('63-RIP) was red and Gary Webb's ('64) was green... don't know what brought that up... guess it's the thought of being 18... I finally got my "sirius" radio hooked up this week... got it in November for my birthday... put several in other people's cars since then but never got around to putting mine in anything... got it set up so I can move it from car to car... driving to work listening to REAL oldies ('50s and early '60s) makes it all worth while... Have you noticed that most towns' "oldies" stations are playing pretty much '70s and '80s? What the heck is that... I wanna hear Carl Perkins, Roy Orbison, Bo Diddly, Chuck Berry, Little Richard, the Penguins, the Olympics, Hank Ballard, the Statues... when I hear Blue Velvet I don't wanna hear no Bobby Vinton... I want the Clovers or the Statues, man... I almost hate it when the drive to work is over... So the point is, it's just like being 18 all over again... well almost... the car I put the radio in is a '52 Henry J Gasser with a built 327... didn't have nothin' like that when I was 18... but the music puts me back to a time... oh yeah what a time... "the night was clear and the moon was yellow... "... "Hey now. Hey now it's finger... pop poppin' time... .. ... "... HAPPY BIRTHDAY Steven Adair ('08)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David Rivers ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Betti Avant ('69) Re: DVD I must say that DVD, "Arid Lands" that my cousin John Bruntlett ('54) talked about is mind boggling. There are a lot of things brought up in it that I never knew and many new things that are now occurring all because of the Manhattan Project. They not only talked with some of the "old-timers" but also different specialists. I'm glad I bought the DVD as it gives me a new perspective on things in the Hanford Reach area. -Betti Avant ('69) ~ Lacey, WA where it's a tad cooler today but sunny ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/14/07 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Dick Pierard ('52), Marilyn Peddicord ('53) Jimmy Heidlebaugh ('65), Sharon Popp ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sheila Ramerman ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Vicki Owens ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Melissa Holmes ('92) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dick Pierard ('52) It was great fun being in Richland this past week and to enjoy the environs of the finest hostelry in town, the B. Pierard Palast on Torbett St. To Burt goes my undying thanks and appreciation for his hospitality, and I am especially grateful that I could spend time with the most politically informed and astute person in Richland. I appreciated seeing folks at the Club 40 fest, the West Richland luncheon, the Class of '52 reunion, and even the Spudnut Shop. It was great discovering that there is really a Pappy Swan ('59), hearing Missy Keeney's ('59) award-winning quartet was a great pleasure, and the same was true for seeing the many the changes in the ol' home town, and attending a meeting of the B Reactor Museum Association. There are sure a lot of things going on there. Things shore ain't like they used to be. My only regret was not getting to talk to every one I wanted to while I was there. Luana and Sharon did their usual bang-up job with the Class of '52 get- together and those who chose not to come missed a good time. It is astounding to learn that one of our classmates, George Brunstad, recently swum the English channel, and his time was almost (well, maybe an exaggeration) as good as the slow boats I have ridden across that waterway over the years. I returned to North Carolina on 9/11 and just to challenge the system I proudly wore the Bomber cap I had bought. I thought sure that would land me on the "no fly" list but the only rise I got was from a smart aleck security person at the T-C airport, "Was I a Pasco supporter?" and a comment in Atlanta that I had a nice- looking hat. Oh, well, I have never asked for my FBI file either, because I am afraid there is nothing in it. I don't know how to be a effective radical. Bomber cheers to all. P.S. I am glad I had a chance to express my appreciation to Maren while she was on the phone with Burt. Her work with this communication device is extraordinary, and she deserves a good dinner from any of us who get to New Orleans. Thanks, again, for your untiring efforts. -Dick Pierard ('52) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Marilyn Peddicord Whitley ('53) Speaking of asking a Bomber, Is any one out there interested in acquiring the ancient G.E. refrigerator that is in my Mother's basement in Richland. It was there when they bought the house 52 years ago. It's one of those with the motor in a round configuration on the top. It worked until about a year ago. It would take at least 4 strong YOUNG men to carry it up the stairs. We could discuss a reasonable price for just the right person. -Marilyn Peddicord Whitley ('53) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jimmy Heidlebaugh ('65) Re: belated birthday Sorry, Steven Adair ('08), missed getting your birthday entry on time. Don't know how you miss a guy's 18th. Hope it was good one! Hope you ate cake! xoxox uncle Jimmy -Jimmy Heidlebaugh ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Sharon Popp Wise ('67) Re: Larry Coryell ('61) to perform in Richland My husband (Pasco '62) and I are visiting family here in the Tri- Cities and just learned that Larry Coryell ('61) will be giving two performances in Richland next week at the Battelle Auditorium. On September 19th he will be performing solo, on September 20th he will perform with a trio. Tickets are available in advance for $12 at the Bookworm-Richland and Ted Brown Music, $15 at door. We'll be there both nights - we have seen Larry perform several times and always enjoy his music. For those Bombers on the west side - he will also be performing September 23-24 on Whidbey Island as part of the DjangoFest. Information is available at the Whidbey Island Center for the Arts. -Sharon Popp Wise ('67) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/15/07 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber funeral notice today: Dick McCoy ('45, '46, '02) and Shirley Collings ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Twins: Bill & Forrest Goodenow Terry ('54) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dick McCoy ('45, '46, '02) Re: Club 40 We attended a wonderful event last weekend, over 400 attendees on Friday night. As usual I met a number of people new to me, including Pappy Swan ('59), Dick Pierard ('52) and Roy Ballard ('63). It was also nice to see my ol' buddy Jo Dresser Dudley ('44) down from Chugiak, AK. I attended school with her in the very long ago. We also had an election including nominees all of whom were of very high calibre. I am sure that the losers this time could become winners in the future. -Dick McCoy ('45, '46, '02) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) Re: TCHerald 9/14 Article about Larry Coryell ~ Famed Bomber from Class of 1961 Here is the link to the article that Larry gave to the TCHerald: TCHerald picture of Larry: In the article Larry said: "I was walking down George Washington Way in my little hometown out in the boondocks of Southeastern Washington," ... -Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) ~ Well, I live out in the boondocks, right by GWWay **************************************************************** **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Funeral Notice >>Al Williamson ('47) ~ 2/1/27 - 9/4/07 ****************************************** ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/16/07 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Nola Davey ('56), Brad Wear ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Suzie Gunderson ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Karen Kleinpeter ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Cathy Moore ('80) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Nola Davey Meichle ('56) To: Whomever Who was the male or female who passed along a picture of my brother, Howard Davey ('58-RIP), to Karol Brimhall Smith ('56), Saturday evening of Club 40> I would like to thank him/her; and, also, would like to know where it was taken. It is dated November, 1957. Thank you, -Nola Davey Meichle ('56) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Brad Wear ('71) Jim Mattis ('68) was nominated for his fourth star as a Marine Corps General on Wednesday. He'll be taking command of a combined military unit based in Virginia. Link to article about Jim's 4th star -Brad Wear ('71) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/17/07 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff and Don Sorenson today: Mary Triem ('47), Betti Avant ('69) Don Sorenson (N A B) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marvin McDonald ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dena Evans ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jody Wheeler ('73) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Paul Hirst ('63) & Mary Ann Vosse ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mary Triem Mowery (a '47 Bomber) To: Brad Wear ('71) Re: Jim Mattis ('68) - 4th star Link to article about Jim's 4th star Wow, what an honor for one of our Bombers! His family and friends must be very proud of him. -Mary Triem Mowery (a '47 Bomber) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Betti Avant ('69) Re: Cute Link I was sent this cute link by a classmate. The song will bring back memories to a lot of alumni out there, enjoy. -Betti Avant ('69) ~ Lacey, WA where today we had some rain and it's cooler, must be fall (not quite but almost) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Don Sorenson (N A B) Re: Typing Class To All Bombers, After reading the entries of your typing class experiences I was wondering if anyone knows these lovely typists? Re: Hanford Camp photo Montage On another note I see I missed an excellent opportunity to get signatures on my Hanford Camp photo montage. The original residents of the war time camp are hard to find. If anyone knows of some one who lived or worked in the war years at Hanford I would love to obtain their signature. Thanks for your time. -Don Sorenson (N A B) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/18/07 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Diane Avedovech ('56), Ray Stein ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jackie Sheard ('61) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Diane Avedovech ('56) To: Betti Avant ('69) It is 5:30 Am at work and I went to your website link. It gave me a wonderful laugh for a great way to start the work day. I played it twice. Thank you. -Diane Avedovech ('56) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ray Stein ('64) Re: "Secret Mission: Hanford" Just wanted to pass this along to all Bombers: "Secret Mission: Hanford - KSPS brings you the amazing story of the region and the people that created and grew up around the atomic bomb in this new one-hour documentary produced by the award-winning team of Mary Gustavson DeCesare ('72), Jim Zimmer and Michael Dixon." The program will air here in Spokane on public television (KSPS) on Thursday, Sept. 20th, at 7 PM (PT). I'm not sure when the program will be shown in the Tri-Cities (on KTNW), but I know there's a private showing and regional premiere in Richland on Sunday, Sept. 23rd. -Ray Stein ('64) ~ Mead, WA ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/19/07 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Mike Bradley ('56), Marie Ruppert ('63) Patti McLaughlin ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mike Lonergan ('67) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mike Bradley ('56) Re: Secret Mission: Hanford Does anyone know if the program is to be aired on either Channel 9 or 12 the PBS channels on this side of the mountains, and if so, when and at what time? =Mike Bradley ('56) ~ In Kirkland, WA. where it is partly sunny or partly cloudy which ever way you like to look at it. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Marie Ruppert Hartman ('63) I just finished watching a program on our PBS station (KCTS 9 from Seattle or channel 96 on Charter cable) called The War: Northwest. It had a segment on White Bluffs and Hanford. The series is being telecast on Tuesday evenings at 7:30 and recast at 7:30 on Friday evenings. I don't know how many episodes the series will encompass, but I found tonight's very interesting and plan to try to see more. -Marie Ruppert Hartman ('63) ~ Richland = Fall is in the air **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Patti McLaughlin Cleavenger ('65) For those of you who missed the Saturday night showing of the independent documentary, "Arid Lands," kick yourself, and then try to find another venue. This is the most well-balanced discussion of Hanford I have ever heard. But the film is not just about Hanford. It is about how people need to understand their surroundings to live a good life. How these two very young men could make such a profound film is a marvel. Take my advice, just buy the $25 DVD. You will be moved to tears and laughter. It is available at the website You'll want several for presents. -Patti McLaughlin Cleavenger ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/20/07 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Wally Erickson ('53), Sharon Panther ('57) Sally Sheeran ('58), Helen Cross ('62) Gary Behymer ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bruce Killand ('71) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Wally Erickson ('53) Don't forget to watch the "KSPS" (Spokane PBS) Channel Thursday at 7pm for the "Secret Mission: Hanford". Those of you out of the area; check your PBS channel for the Hanford story. Looking forward watching; it should be interesting. -Wally Erickson ('53) ~ Getting much cooler in the evenings, and the leaves are starting to change into their fall colors in the Coeur D'Alene/Spokane area. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Sharon Panther Taff ('57) Finally as promised here is the recipe for the "Fire Crackers" we had for our 50th reunion gathering earlier this month. I had a wonderful time reconnecting with those that I went to school with from Marcus Whitman, Lewis and Clark, Carmichael, and Col-Hi. The hugs, laughter, and sharing 60+ years of memories were the greatest. Class of '57 members who didn't come missed a unique experience that won't happen again. It was bittersweet to say goodbye to everyone at the picnic Sunday afternoon knowing that we might not see each other again since we are scattered across the US. "FIRE CRACKERS" 1 box (4 sleeves) Saltine Crackers (I use unsalted tops) Whisk together: 1 1/2 C Canola oil 1 pkg dry Uncle Dan's original ranch salad dressing 3 Tablespoons dried red pepper flakes Empty 1 sleeve in a large bowl that can be covered tightly Pour part of the oil mixture over the top Empty 2nd sleeve, and so on until all the crackers are in the bowl and all the oil mixture has been poured over it Take two pancake turners and carefully fold the crackers over and over until covered with the mixture I use a large Tupperware bowl and turn carefully after the initial mixing The next morning turn some more and keep container tightly covered until ready for use. Can be stored in zip lock bag after 24 hours. The oil mixture completely soaks into the crackers and they are not oily. They are wonderful with a mild white cheese like Havarti and especially 'Cougar Gold' from WSU. Another recipe that is super simple and gets rave reviews - turns dill pickles into sweet pickles. You don't have to be a master food preserver to do this. 46 oz. jar barrel cured Nalley's dills (or Vlacic or any good brand) Empty jar, drain and rinse pickles well in cold water, and cut cross ways into 1/2 inch chunks. Rinse jar, put pickles back in Boil together 3 cups sugar 1 C white vinegar 1 tablespoon pickling spice Pour over pickles, cool and refrigerate. Ready the next day. If you don't want to buy pickling spice - use 1 teaspoon whole cloves, 1 teaspoon Mustard seed, and a couple of crumbled bay leaves. Enjoy -Sharon Panther Taff ('57) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Sally Sheeran Heath ('58) Re: Hanford documentary If there are any Bombers in Alaska who might know if and when that Hanford documentary would be shown up here, please respond. -Sally Sheeran Heath ('58) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) Re: Being in Washington Greetings from the great state of Oregon, that still qualifies as being in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Kazuko and I have had a fantastic l5 days of doing my favorite thing: exploring the beauty of the Northwest. We've been to Lake Pend Oreille for 3 great days, God and the weather cooperated, and my dear WSU friends who loaned us the cabin where Jill, my dear friend from California joined us. We have been to explore Sacajawea State Park, sorry, Pappy Swan ('59), we didn't have the time to try to look you and your puddles up, but it is a great place too. Then on to 3 fantastic days of exploring the Columbia River Gorge. We stopped in at Roosevelt to say hello to my cousin, Allan Cross ('59) who is the postmaster there and buy stamps, then on to the world-class museum of Stonehedge. Then we drove the historic Columbia Gorge Hiway and looked at the water falls and I finally got to eat at Multnomah Falls and we found out how to get the house at Crown Point, what a view. Now we are in Portland where Kazuko takes off to fly back to Japan tomorrow and Jill and I will continue to see great scenery at the Oregon beaches and take in a little Shakespeare before heading down to California where I'll see my oldest son, Chip who just turned 30 this week. Oh, how I love being in the Pacific Northwest in any weather, but sunny days with blue skies are the best. Happy Birthday to Jackie Sheard ('61) and Karen Kleinpeter ('63). Sorry, I again missed finding a Beth Pederson ('61) performance when I was in Sandpoint, Idaho. -Helen Cross Kirk ('62) ~ raveling south, enjoying the great scenery of the west of our great U.S. of A. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary Behymer ('64) Re: Hanford on Thursday -Gary Behymer ('64) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/21/07 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Elsa Phillips ('57), David Rivers ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ann Clatworthy ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mike Waggoner ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dean Heiling ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Cathy Geier ('66) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Elsa "Lolly" Phillips Schultz ('57) Accolades to all those who worked on the Club 40 and class of '57 reunions. It was wonderful to see classmates from many different years of school. I have lived away from Richland since 1963 but I think growing up in Richland was very unique. "Outsiders" can't really understand so we all have a special bond. Hope to be able to attend a 55th year reunion! -Elsa "Lolly" Phillips ('57) ~ Boise, ID **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David Rivers ('65) Re: Is that a lawyer Joke? Seems like only last year I was sitting here in my barber chair at my desk and a little birdie told me to make a phone call to a local brothel... no maybe it was an upscale local hotel... yeah that was it... to wish one a the big kids a happy birthday... so I did... next thing I knew I was sitting across from that very Bomber eating a burger or a braught or something laughing about old times at Freddie Schafer's Memorial Party... now here it is another year gone by... this boy is way older than his friend and partner in crime of many years, Jimbeaux ('63)... corse Jimbeaux (I mean the Oracle... keep forgetting) is one of the Babies of the Gold Medal Class... darn near my age... in fact, he and Simpson ('65) will be celebrating their respective birthdays at a party this weekend... but that's another story that may have to be written a day ahead of schedule since I'll be at the party on the 22nd and won't be able to write a note for the 23nd which is their combined birthday... but for now I wanna say HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Dean Heiling ('63) today!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David Rivers ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/22/07 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Jamie Worley ('64), David Rivers ('65) Nancy Moore ('70) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kathy Coppinger ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: JoAnne Bucholz ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bert Hammill ('70wb) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jamie Worley (The Magic Class of '64) Re: Lost: A Bomb Hi Maren: I saw Ray Stein's ('64) article regarding "Secret Mission: Hanford" and it reminded me of a movie I saw recently called "Lost: A Bomb." In the Seattle area we have something on our cable called "On Demand." If you have it go to News and World, then to The History Channel, then to Global History. Under Global History you will find "Lost: A Bomb." It is the story of "On the Home Front - The Cold War Legacy of the Hanford Nuclear Site." It is quite a fascinating story that could not have been told had secret documents not been released late in the '80s. It starts with the Manhattan Project in 1943, goes through the end of the cold war and the shutting down of the reactors. Now we know what our fathers were really doing. As I was watching the show I was reminded of all the air raid drills that we did when I was in grade school. I can still remember the smell of Sacajawea hardwood floors as we were lying three or four to a row with our arms over and under our heads. Didn't we also have planned evacuation routes to Yakima? Yes, like any of that would ever have helped. We were at ground zero! We would have been dust. If you can find the movie it is worth watching. -Jamie Worley (The Magic Class of '64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David Rivers ('65) Re: More birthdays Ok... as I alluded to in the Sandstorm on the 21st... two cool dudes are celebrating their birthdays on the 23rd... well I mean their birthdays are on the 23rd but they are celebrating on the 22nd... wait now that I think of it... this sounds like a ploy to celebrate on both the 22nd and the 23rd... wow... finally two Bomber dudes have figured out what Bomber babes Murphy ('65) and Mouton ('65) figured out a long time ago... make it last... of course two days is nothing like the dynamic M&M duo have accomplished... an entire month of celebration but hey guys are slow... we'll catch up... so a hardy HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Jim Hamilton (aka the Oracle '63) and Steve Simpson (the kid most likely to look like his graduation picture at 90 '65)!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David Rivers ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Nancy Moore ('70) Re: Las Vegas Lunch - 9/1/07 In Las Vegas, Bombers meet for lunch every other month. We recently celebrated the 50th Wedding anniversary of Lenora Hughes Bejarano ('55) and Bob Bejarano (spouse) on September 7, 2007. We think Lenora and Bob are great and wanted to share the picture collage of their celebration with other Bombers. If you need anything else, let me know. Thank You! The collage is in WORD but I have also attached some jpg photos. {I printed the WORD document and then scanned it. It can be seen with the other two pictures Nancy attached. -Maren] Pictured in photo below, left to right, is Carolyn Irby (spouse), Robbi Karcher Hill ('49), Nancy Moore ('70), Harvey Irby ('64). And seated are Lenora and Bob. We celebrated at the Buca di Peppo restaurant in Las Vegas. -Nancy Moore ('70) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/23/07 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bomber sent stuff: Jim Heidlebaugh ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim Hamilton ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: George Zielinski ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Steve Simpson ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Karen Strand ('70) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Robert Posenauer ('73) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim Heidlebaugh ('65) Happy birthday Steve Simpson ('65). "Once a MARINE, Always a MARINE". Sorry to miss your birthday party. -Jim Heidlebaugh ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/24/07 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Bill Berlin ('56). Helen Cross ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Roy Cross ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Alan Lobdell ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ron Frymier ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dan Wade ('70) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bill Berlin ('56) Re: Anacortes Oyster Run No, no, no!!! Not a foot race for bivalves but a gathering of motorcycle owners and riders coming up to eat BBQ oysters, "drag the gut", have the odd beer, swap stories, show off their bikes [and girls] and generally have a great time. I polished up the old 1997 Harley soft-tail, got on my leathers, got the new helmet on, the one that looks like a NHL hockey goalie's head piece, and rode into town. What is amazing is that there are so many vets that ride bikes and show their Marine, Army, Air Force and Navy colours but I was the only guy with US Coast Guard on my jacket. Got a lot of response but what I did not tell them that the design and installation cost dang (this is a family publication, right?) near what the whole leather outfit did. The Grunts and I get along real well as our first name is the same... Semper. Anacortes police figure about 14,000 bikes this year, a bit less than the last two years as the weather was a little cooler and not a lot of sun. I check out the incoming ferry from Sidney, British Columbia and counted 106 bikes coming over from Vancouver Island. No trouble either, a couple of arrests for imbibing to much but all in all it is just a neat meet, lots of stories, some equipment swapping, etc. Not much different from an airplane fly-in for that matter, or maybe the annual Anacortes Quilt Festival. Well maybe a bit different from the Quilt Festival where there are no beards, tattoos, rings in every orifice of the body, etc. but you get my drift on meetings of like minds. What a town, this Anacortes. One week 14,000 bikers and next weekend 400 Hedgehogs. Yup, the annual Anacortes Hedgehog Festival hits town so if you missed the Oyster Run, come on up and see, hold and pet these wild beasts. Watch them stick their little heads into a toilet paper roll and walk around blinded. Does it get any better??? Bring the kids to this one as it is "hands on" and at the Oyster Run it is "fists on if there is hands on"... if you get my drift. - Bill Berlin ('56) ~ Anacortes, WA where we will not hear "zoom zoom" until next September. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) Re: Travelilng I've just spent 2 days in Shakespeare Land in Ashland, OR. I've loved getting to go to the plays and their behind the scenes tour and the discussions after the plays were great. Now after having just finished a few days on the Oregon coast, which we ended with a wonderful dinner watching the sun go down, we are headed to Sacramento, CA. But it's been a great 21 days in the Pacific Northwest, blue skies, seeing dear friends at the reunion and all. -Helen Cross Kirk ('62) ~ tired and going to bed before I get up and drive tomorrow ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/25/07 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Kathie Roe ('64), David Rivers ('65) Betti Avant ('69), Bruce Strand ('69) Brad Upton ('74) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Hector Alvarez ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Richard McAllister ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Nancy Nelson ('69) BOMBER/BULLDOG ANNIVERSARY Today: Deedee Willox ('64) Armand Loiseau ('53 Bulldog) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Kathie Roe Truax (The Magic Class of '64) A couple of things: (1) I haven't looked at the Bomber sites in a long time, but today looked through many of the postings and the site for "The Magic Class of 64" (great name, Jamie!). First, wanna wish Happy Birthday to some neat '65 Bombers, including Steve Simpson (all-around super guy), Cathy Mouton, and Diane Murphy. I don't know when David Rivers' birthday is, but I can't think of '65 birthdays without thinking of David -- so Happy Birthday, Sweetie. Also, I saw it was Jimbeaux's birthday this month... a big shout-out to you, Mr. Gold Medal Class of '63. (2) I also want to thank Terry Liechty ('64) for the "Then & Now" photos on our '64 website. Loved looking at the photos today and realize I need to send you a new one because I hardly recognized myself. (3) I miss by high school girlfriends and would love to have a get together with these babes. We all have gone separate ways, but think we could have lots of fun sipping some vino, catching up, telling stores, etc. Location TBD. Bomber cheers to all, -Kathie Roe Truax (The Magic Class of '64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David Rivers ('65) Re: Dang we're good As classes go I've always praised the class of '63 as a great gang and such a cohesive group... now we may be a tad younger, but I gotta say the '65ers give the Gold Medal gang a good run for their money... This weekend proved my point with an exclamation point... The gang of '65ers and others that turned out to celebrate Steve Simpson ('65) and Jimbeaux "Oracle" Hamilton's ('63) birthdays show what I mean when I say I love being a Bomber... I know Simpson was a little worried about having enough food and libation for such a huge group but man we got grocery stores that are open 24 hours now in Richland so just because the traffic lights are blinking doesn't mean we can't run out for provisions if we need to... the point is the gathering not the food... as it turned out I think there was way more than we could have gone thru in the evening... the place was a glow with festive lights and "palm trees"... Simpson and the Oracle were lavished with fine gifts, many of which were gathered at great time and expense from the Octopuses Garden, the Spudnut shop and of course... most importantly from the Dollar Store... Gifts fit for kings and to be treasured and passed down from generation to generation... Duct tape, key rings, calculators, Bolex watches, ace bandages, good 'n plenties, bubble gum, miniature blow up dolls for those lonely nights when nature calls, the list goes on and on... I won't even try`and name names... But I will say that Simpson stated publicly that he was "Honored" to have Gary Webb ('64) attend his party... didn't say nuthin' like that about me being there... didn't shout to the world that the star of the big and little screen Terry Davis (Knox "65) was there... dang... I don't think he even jumped up and down for joy that Keeney ('65) was there... he didn't even flinch when Parker ('65) came out of hiding!... we all hadda come a long way at great sacrifice to be there... I must admit tho that Davis did manage to match Keeney's quip of all time from the All-Class in 2000 ("Hey Davis, if you were gonna change your name why didn't you pick someone famous like Ray Stein ('64)!"... Davis got Keeney back as we were all on the balcony watching the birthday boyz open presents... Jackson was wandering around downstairs sampling the food and drink as Terry let out: "Hey Jack, come on up... you're an invited guest, stop lurking around like a homeless person!"... nailed him big time... There was no shortage of love and laughter Saturday night in Bomberville. Thanks everyone for just being Bombers... I mean everyone... yeah you too! -David Rivers ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Betti Avant ('69) Re: Air Raid Drills Someone brought up the air raid drills the other day we used to do. I recall one year before I started school we did "evacuate" to Prosser. Like you said we were at "ground zero" so it probably would have done no good. I'm thinking we quit doing drills after about 7th grade or so, does that sound right? That would have been '63-'64. At Jason Lee lower grades went to the auditorium and upper grades went to the gym. In the auditorium we were on the floor and in the gym up against the wall. I'm just thankful we never had to worry about it. I went to Carmichael in junior high one Sunday to my grandmother's church service. Their building was being renovated so they used other places. I recall seeing a bomb shelter sign on the school. This was probably in the mid '60s. Memories--aren't they something? -Betti Avant ('69) ~ Lacey, WA where it's cooler and the rains are coming according to the paper **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bruce Strand ('69) Bombers Bruce Strand ('69) and Douglas Strand ('74) gathered in Upland, CA (north L.A. area) to celebrate Dr. Karen Strand Winslow's ('70) double-nickel birthday [9/23]. As they say, "a good time was had by all." HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Sis... we are proud of you! -Bruce Strand ('69) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Brad Upton ('74) Time to plug some dates. I'm leaving tomorrow to go "work" in the Caribbean for a week. On the way home from the Caribbean I'll be opening for Johnny Mathis in Englewood, NJ at the Bergen Performing Arts Center on Thursday, October 4th. Houston Bombers - I'll be at the Laff Spot October 11-13th. I'll be at the L.A. Comedy Club - which of course isn't in L.A. It's in Las Vegas at The Palace Station (home of OJ Simpson's latest crime) November 12-18th. Hope to see a Bomber somewhere along the way. -Brad Upton ('74) P.S. Mike Davis taught Johnny Mathis how to sing ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/26/07 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Mary Triem ('47), Dena Evans ('64) Sandy Vandenberg ('66), Betti Avant ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Twins: Helen & Carol Evans ('64) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Larry Harrold ('56) & Lois Weyerts ('56) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mary Triem Mowery (a '47 Bomber) rE: Chuck Larrabee ('47) It is with great sadness that I report that Charlie died this morning [9/25/07] of a heart attack. His beloved wife, Lael Weber Larrabee ('52), who is a nurse, was unable to revive him. Heartfelt sympathy to the entire Larrabee clan. -Mary Triem Mowery (a '47 Bomber) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dena Evans Harr ('64) To: Brad Upton ('74) When are you going to be at Harvey's Comedy Club in Portland? I was sorry that I missed you the last time you were here, but my daughter said that you were great. Looking forward to finally seeing you. -Dena Evans Harr ('64) ~ A beautiful day in Portland, which has been rare. What am I saying? I'm never here. Spent 2 weeks in Tri-Cities after Club 40 Reunion. Loved it!! Can't wait to get back again. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Sandy Vandenberg Jeans ('66) Al Vandenberg, Doris, Susan ('65), Carole ('68wb) Richard Siefken ('71) Laverne ('76) Brian Kirkelie (76) and I all joined each other at Laverne and Brian's for brunch near Charboneau (sp) Sunday. Our eldest sister Susan had had a "Wiley morning" After attending mass at Christ The King, she joined family and we informed her that she had her shirt on inside out. The label was one of the kind that is printed on the fabric and it was by the designer Aldolfi, but she really didn't need the congregation to see the size. My Dad Al and I started the conversation about the Mrs. Wiley stories on the Sandstorm and we all had a big laugh. It wasn't long ago that someone had submitted the glamor shot of Susan to Sandstorm and now she is sharing those senior moments with the infamous Mrs. Wiley. -Sandy Vandenberg Jeans ('66) ~ I have recently relocated from the other side of the mountains and am living in Burbank, WA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Betti Avant ('69) I was reading today's Olympian. I always scan over the obituaries and found one for a Bomber dad. I don't have a scanner so I'm not able to scan it. It did say one could go to Einan's site to sign the guest-book. His name was George Junior Alkire [Bomber Dad to Tom ('64), Bill ('68), and Dick ('71)] and he lived in Richland until 2005 when he moved over here. -Betti Avant ('69) ~ Lacey, WA ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/27/07 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber funeral notice today: Betty Bell ('51), Helen Cross ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Carol Crose ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Betty Bell Norton ('51) Just a reminder that there will be a dance at the Richland Community Center on Sunday, September 30, from 1:00 to 4:00. The Easy Swing Band adds two members for special dances, and the six members do a fantastic job! The cost at the door for these dances is $5. Hope you can make it! -Betty Bell Norton ('51) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) I did remember my brother's, Roy Cross ('65), birthday but I forgot to put it in the Sandstorm. I did call him and remind him that on this date he was turning 60. He already knew it... I'm in California now until our good friend's son's wedding in the Napa Valley this Saturday. I plan to get up early to try to get less heavy traffic as I head toward San Francisco. The traffic really does get heavy at times. My blessing of good weather continues as I spent today with my son, Chip who also celebrated a September birthday, and some dear friends in our old neighborhood in Roseville. -Helen Cross Kirk ('62) ~ so far I've driven 4,000 miles in this rental car. I finally figured it out when my friend explained to me how to get it out of kilometers back into miles. Don't ask me how I ever got it to reading kilometers, it just happened just south of Redding on our way back to Sacramento on Monday. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Funeral Notice >>Chuck Larrabee ('47) ~ 5/10/29 - 9/25/07 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/28/07 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bomber sent stuff and 1 Bomber funeral notice today: Orrin Pilkey ('52 BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim Jensen ('50) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Darlene Napora ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Toni Hausenbuiller ('98) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Orrin Pilkey ('52) I am sad to report the death of my brother Walter ('54) on August 27. I attach his Obituary. He was a very distinguished engineer. -Orrin Pilkey ('52) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Funeral Notice >>Walter Pilkey ('54) ~ 10/28/36 - 8/27/07 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/29/07 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff and 2 Bomber funeral notices Today: Charlie Cox ('56), John Adkins ('62) Rick Maddy ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kay Mitchell ('52) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Charlie Cox ('56) Just wanted to let my golfing friends in the Tri-Cities know that I just made another hole-in-one. That is #7. -Charlie Cox ('56) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: John Adkins ('62) I regret to inform you of the death of our '62 exchange student Agneta Bjorklund who passed away 9-24-07 of cancer. -John Adkins ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Rick Maddy ('67) Dear Orrin Pilkey (52), I was told years ago to do something with my life that was worth writing about or write something worth reading. Reading the obituary I saw your brother, Walter ('54-RIP), had accomplished both. A very distinguished engineer from a very distinguished family. My sincere condolence to you and your family. -Rick Maddy ('67) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Funeral Notices >>Agneta Bjorklund ('62) ~ died 9/24/07 >>Kenneth Fields ('48) ~ 9/3/30 - 9/7/07 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/30/07 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Gus Keeney ('57), Gary Behymer ('64) Shirley Collings ('66), Rick Valentine ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Tami Schuchart ('68) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gus Keeney ('57) Re: Hole in One To: Charlie Cox ('56) Charlie, you really know to hurt a guy!!!!!!!!!! You have way more than your share. Quit that and let someone else have a chance!!!! -Gus Keeney ('57) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary Behymer ('64) Re: Bomber Visitors Bomber visitors to my office this week were Coach Rex Davis ('49) and Bill Pennick ('65), both retired teachers & coaches who caught up with each other on the Colfax Golf Course. If you're driving thru Colfax, my work is at the Almota Elevator Company, located on the corner of Main & Canyon. Stop and say hi or leave a note on the front door (;-) Re: Terry Davis ('65) ..and Terry Davis ('65) just showed up at my house! That's a bit of a stretch... however I did turn the Sci-Fi channel on to watch the 1995 movie 'The Invasion' and there he was. 'Looking good', Terry! -Gary Behymer ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) I received a message today from a friend regarding dogs and foods that are deadly if eaten by the dogs. I had NO idea that the animals could die if they should eat raisins, grapes, chocolate, cocoa, Macadamia nuts & onions. A very tragic story is told at this website: Be very careful of our "Best Friends!" They trust us completely. -Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) ~ Richland **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Rick Valentine ('68) Jim Mattis ('68) was confirmed this morning to 4 star General... Click on the link below -Rick Valentine ('68) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for the month. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` August, 2007 ~ October, 2007