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16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Richland Bombers Calendar website Funeral Notices website *********************************************** *********************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 12/01/07 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff and 2 Bomber funeral notices today: Tom Hoffman ('47/'48) Ann Bishop ('56) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Shirley Pittman ('52) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lynn Johnson ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Chris Williamson ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tom Hoffman ('47/'48) To: Betty Bell Norton ('51) Please send me Betty Hiser Gulley's ('49) address. It might be a good idea to post it on the Alumni Sandstrom. I think we all miss her great memories of the old Richland. I know I miss reading her mail. What a great lady. -Tom Hoffman ('47/'48) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [For everyone's privacy, we don't post snail mail addresses in the Sandstorm. -Maren] **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ann Bishop Ousley ('56) To: Kathy Moorman and family I am so sorry for your loss. Jackie was my neighbor (across Mahan) while I lived there. We were good friends, and I really liked him. I've thought of him often over the years, wishing I could still tell him my 'woes'... he was a GOOD listener. You, Audrey and the rest of your family will be in my prayers. -Ann Bishop Ousley ('56) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Funeral Notice >>Kenneth Hinkle ('49) ~ 8/30/31 - 11/27/07 >>Marian Clark O'Rear ('50) ~ 6/29/32 - 11/13/07 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 12/02/07 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber funeral notice today: Ann Clatworthy ('54), Dave Hanthorn (63) Gary Behymer ('64), Greg Alley ('73) Brad Upton ('74) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Randy Rice ('73) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ann Clatworthy Weyerts-Hogshead ('54) To: Shirley Pittman Molnaa ('52) Happy birthday to the sister of my best friend in high school, Norma Pittman ('54-RIP). Shirley, I remember when you were dating Jerry Molnaa ('52) and you lived near us. You were always catching Jean wearing your beautiful clothes. I miss her so much and I'm sure you do too. Tell Jerry he is one lucky dude! By the way, December 1st is my husband, Carl's (NAB) birthday also. Your old neighbor on Thayer Drive, -Ann Clatworthy Weyerts-Hogshead ('54) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dave Hanthorn (Gold Medal Class of 63) The other day I was chatting with the young man who was installing the home security system in our new home. Turns out he was from Burbank, WA. This got me to thinking about the name(s) of our high school. I remember hearing at the time they "officially" changed the name from Columbia High School to Richland High School that one of the reasons they gave was to avoid "confusion" with the Columbia High School in Burbank. Ironically, this young man told me the high school in Burbank is no longer named Columbia. So we apparently have gone from having two Columbia High Schools in the Tri-Cities to having none (there is still a Columbia River High School in the Vancouver area). But I also got to thinking about the way things were "back in the day". We seemed to easily go back and forth between "Col Hi" and "Richland High School". For example, the "fight song" was all about "RHS" (including spelling out R-I-C-H-L-A-N-D) while in the alma-mater we sang about "fair Columbia". And although we often called it "Col-Hi", not ever, not never, not once did anyone ever call it CHS, it was always RHS, and the pictures in all the old annuals (called the Columbians, BTW) still bear that out. So it seems to me the kids were never confused by the names, it was just the idiots on the school board. And it seems that those same idiots are also sadly confused about the name "Bombers". We kids all knew (and still do) that we were named for the A-bomb, not some B-17 that none of us ever heard of until many, many years after we graduated. Too bad the school board and the "politically correct" teachers at the school have lied to the "newer" Bombers over the years and not allowed them to share in their real "Bomber heritage". -Dave Hanthorn (GMC 63) ~ from snowy(!) Mercer Island, where Noi and I are staying toasty by the fireplace in our new home. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary Behymer ('64) Re: Earlier discussion about "Stolen Valor" A great Christmas idea for you ladies for your husbands... maybe any age would be the before mentioned "Stolen Valor" by B.G. Burkett & Glenna Whitley. (How the Vietnam Generation Was Robbed of its Heroes and its History.) My copy arrived Friday and it certainly relevant in my own life. -Gary Behymer ('64), **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Greg Alley ('73) Re: Bomber hoops observations I attended the Richland-Southridge boys basketball game last night. Taking off from my house I headed for the south side of the gym. Going up Lee I see the new stop light at Lee and Wellsian Way. I thought the parking lot would be open... wrong idea. Thanks to all the construction it was packed so headed to Mac Hall parking. Not much there so I parked and walked into construction. Myself and other Southridge fans were caught inside the fence for the building area and only escaped when a brave fan broke open the construction fencing for us. The gym foyer is in good shape with all the wall of fame pictures back up and lots of Bomber championship pictures. Most of the displays honor the modern teams for baseball, football, and soccer but still some classic old trophies in glass cases. The Bombers went out to a 22-4 lead and held on for a win. Not a bad young team to watch. The new Dawald gym is growing on me but I would leave to see a packed house for a big game again. -Greg Alley ('73) ~ Its really cold right now. Does spring start after Christmas? **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Brad Upton ('74) Does anyone else remember watching Evel Knievel jump 13(?) cars at Tri-City Raceways? In reading his obituary today it said he began his career in 1965 and made his famous crash at Caesar's on New Year's Day 1968--so it was sometime between those dates. He jumped over Japanese cars that no one had ever heard of and they were tiny, but I believe there were 13 and they claimed it was some kind of record. The cars turned out to be Subarus and they were just being introduced to the U.S. market. Evel came out on his bike and made a couple of passes in front of the grand stand. He made a couple of false runs up the jump ramp to judge his speed and build tension. Then he circled around, hit the gas went up the ramp, jumped the cars and landed perfectly. The place went nuts. Afterwards Evel made a short speech and told the crowd that there was a little boy living in Richland that was destined for greatness, and his name was Mike Davis. Was anyone else there that day? And how did he already know about Mike? -Brad Upton ('74) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Funeral Notice >>Susan Bishop Henn ('62) ~ 10/15/44 - 11/21/07 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 12/03/07 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Barbara von Olnhausen ('62) Roy Ballard ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Barbara von Olnhausen ('62) Re: Class Ring Available on eBay Did you lose yours? Men's 1955 class ring on eBay -Barbara von Olnhausen ('62) ~ Redmond, WA where 4 inches of snow didn't last long enough to make a snow angel. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Roy Ballard ('63) Re: Wall of Fame Inductees We, the Wall of Fame committee are looking for a group of grads who will be inducted into the Wall of Fame sometime after the first of the year. Hopefully near basketball tournament time. The young people for soccer are: Heather Tomsick ('93); Cindy Spencer ('93); Alyssa Fishback ('94); Sara Moore ('94); Elizabeth Heaston ('95); Alisa Miller ('95); Jose Herra ('02); Lorrie Conrad ('03); Britney Duggar ('04); Rachael Lowe ('06); Karen Heaston ('0?); Hope Solo ('98); Jessie Delucchi ('98); Cynthia Atencio ('98); Renae Ransdell ('00); and Haley McCoy ('??). For Football: Jeremy Bohanon ('01); Jeff Stowe ('01); Kevin Neill ('01); Ryan Brooks ('99); Ryan Lukson ('00) Tennis: Amanda Taylor ('04) Golf: Zack Bixler ('04) Track: Kayla Mckeirnan ('07) Cross Country: Brandi McCoy ('01) Gymnastics: Gary Riese ('61) Baseball: Tyler Thompson ('07); Nick Leid ('07); Jeremy Stumetz ('06); Tyler Cheney ('05); Kyle Conley ('05); Brain Gana ('04); David Hedden ('04); Lance Frisbey ('02); Jake Muyco ('02); Travis Buck ('02); David J Hanson ('99); and Steve Mortimer ('99). Softball: Amber Alford ('96); Kelli Smith ('99); Ashley Richards ('01); Morgan Richeson ('03); and Nina Doane ('03) Also coaches will be; Phil Neill ('66); Dale Hill, Dave Bennett, Rex Davis ('49), Rod Ostbow, and Bob Elsensohn. If anyone would have addresses for any of these people you can contact Roy Ballard at I will be gone from the 12th of December until the 9th of January. Thank you very much. There are also some addresses that we do have and this will pretty much bring the Wall of Fame up to date. We are still working on the guys soccer teams, that has to come from the coach. -Roy Ballard ('63) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 12/04/07 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Steve Carson ('58), Paula Beardsley ('62) Donni Clark ('63), Mike Franco ('70) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Steve Carson (Championship Class of '58) I was not aware of a Wall of Fame. I must surmise that John Myers ('58) Football and Basketball would already be there along CW Brown ('58) and Norris Brown ('57) for Bball. Is there an area for coaches? Fran Rish, Ray Juricich and Art Dawald would certainly be high on the wall. -Steve Carson (Championship Class of '58) ~ Chicago, IL **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Paula Beardsley Glenn ('62) I received two phone calls yesterday and wanted to pass along the news to those who may be interested. Saralyn Reil Curtis ('62) passed away on Friday (113007) after a battle with cancer. Her brother Rick ('70) called to let us know. Saralyn's Dad met the train when my Mom and brother and I arrived here in November, 1944 because my dad was at work. We shared every Thanksgiving and Christmas with the Reils for many years and I have such fond memories of the entire family. Also another classmate, Russ Sybertz ('62) passed on Saturday after a brief fight with cancer. Russell's Mom and my Mom played bridge every Monday night for most of our youth and I was remembering just a day or two ago about my Mom baking homemade rolls on Christmas Eve and we delivered them to Bernita Sybertz and the family for their Christmas morning breakfast. What a wonderful memory to keep and maybe a tradition I need to begin again. I grew up with and loved both of them and will miss the chance to visit with them again. My thoughts are with their families at this difficult time. -Paula Beardsley Glenn ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Donni Clark Dunphy ('63) "It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, Bombers, everywhere you go", and I hope you are all enjoying the holidays even though there is so much to do. We just got back from our mountain cabin tonight and it is always fun doing a little Christmas shopping up there in "Wrightwood" as there are no crowds" For all of you Cabela lovers, I have to say that the new one in Reno... we visited when we were up there for Thanksgiving was nice.......... but in no way compares to the new Bass Pro Outdoor World that they opened up in Rancho Cucamonga. From the waterfalls, river, restaurant etc. it is quite a store! I also wanted to share an experience that I had this week-end with some of my church members. A couple of car loads of people went down to a warehouse in Irvine and we processed shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child. What a fun and rewarding work to do. I mention it because it is such a simple and fun way to bring joy to a child who has nothing. As a grandparent it is a fun thing to take your grandchild shopping for a little boy and/or girl and have them buy little things to fill a shoe box for a child. You can't believe all the shoe boxes that filled this warehouse and this was just one center where they were processing them! Your church doesn't have to be participating in this ministry, there are stores and places (like Curves) all over that collect the boxes and these boxes are sent to children all over the world including many in the United States. So if you see a sign for Operation Christmas Child and want to do something for a child who may have nothing or very little, you might want to fill a shoe box! We are having a Christmas party for our grandchildren this Saturday as they will all be here together. If any of you have any ideas for some fun, family Christmas games, and/or your favorite family recipe for crowds I am all open for ideas! I would love to hear more of your memories and traditions for celebrating Christmas and recipes. We found out this year that one grandchild has allergies to wheat and another to dairy. Any yummy recipes for treats for these little ones gratefully appreciated? -Donni Clark Dunphy ('63) ~ rom the little house in La Mirada, CA that is filled with half empty boxes and lights strewn all around, and the outside is shivering at night but toasty in the day. It was a wonderful, clear warm day today but "I am longing to be up North and dreamin of a White Christmas, just like the ones I use to know?" **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mike Franco ('70) To Brad Upton ('74) Evel Knievel was not talking about our Mike Davis ('74)... he was referring to a LITTLE boy, Mike Davis was never a little boy... Later in his career Evel did jump 10 Sambo's restaurants. At the time Mike Davis was inside eating in five of them. Greatly appreciate reading reports from Springboard Alley. I know Greg and other Savages / Screamin' Eagles were proud of our EWU football team, once again proving to be the best college football team in the state of Washington... I know that is not saying much. Best wishes to all Bombers everywhere -Mike Franco ('70) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 12/05/07 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomer funeral notice today: Lenora Hughes ('55), Ruth Miles ('59), Donni Clark ('63) Roy Ballard ('63), David Rivers ('65), Julia Alexander ('65) Vicki Owens ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: David Douglas ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Janine Rightmire ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Art Snyder ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jeff Fulcher ('76) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Lenora Hughes Bejarano ('55) Re: Las Vegas Bomber Lunch ccancelled Just want to let all our Vegas Bombers know that the pot-luck that was scheduled for the 8th of December has been cancelled due to health issues and everyone being busy. I will try to schedule another one in either January or February. Bomber Cheers! -Lenora Hughes Bejarano ('55) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ruth Miles Bruns ('59) To: Donni Clark Dunphy ('63) I have a great cookie recipe for your non-wheat grandchild (it's no help for the non-dairy, though). I remember it fondly from my childhood in Richland... it's about the easiest recipe on the planet, and it made Christmas cookies possible for my son who had a wheat allergy in his early years. Here it is, just as the family cookbook has it: COCONUT MACAROONS 1/2 cup Eagle Brand sweetened condensed milk 2 cups shredded coconut Mix together and drop by spoonfuls on greased baking sheet about one inch apart. Bake 10 minutes at 350, until delicate brown. Remove from pan at once. -Ruth Miles Bruns ('59) ~ in beautiful downtown Goldendale, WA where rain has washed away our several inches of snow, the sun is trying to come out, and the Little Klickitat river not far from our house is up about two feet. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Donni Clark Dunphy ('63) Re: Saralyn Reil Curtis ('62-RIP) I have wonderful memories of double dating with Saralyn. She was such a sweet girl. My condolences to her family, and loved ones. May God comfort and give you peace at this time. -Donni Clark Dunphy ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Roy Ballard ('63) Re: Wall Of Fame To: Steve Carlson (Championship Class of '58) All of the mentioned people are all represented on the wall, a neat sight to see, now that the remodel is complete in that area, with the inset trophy cases, the lowered ceiling all the Wall Of Fame pictures back up on the big gym side and the state team pictures on the small gym side (now all the same size), but still lacking about 5 or 6 pictures. There have been many great comments from other schools about our Wall Of Fame and the gyms. Also there are flags hanging from the ceiling in the big gym for all championship teams. -Roy Ballard ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David Rivers ('65) Re: 'Nuther wonderful day I'm sure you've seen the Verizon commercial where the teen-aged girls are out in the back yard staring in a amazement at the pony one of the girls got for Christmas... she wanted a phone... well in my day ALL girls seemed to want a pony and they all seemed to have those little miniature horses the way boys had car models... all sizes and shapes and colors... yes... every girl was a cowgirl... well a real cowgirl is having a birthday on December 5th... (not only does she ride for prizes,she actually has ramrodded a working ranch... fer reals!)... I can remember at least one occasion where I got my feelings hurt because she preferred a trip to Grandma and Grandpa's near Yakima to time with me... Oh the pain and shame of it all... well little did I know how much this girl loved horses and loved riding... I had no idea... but hey I was young... gimme a break... She has continued to ride right up to the present time and I even have been privileged enough to watch her ride... (and even get some great camera shots of her riding... nothing like a well formed lady on a horse jumping... taken from behind... wooooooooooeeee)... yes I can say that I have actually been the water boy for the birthday girl... corse I wasn't very good at it... kept wandering off with the water and her riding coat to chat with her daughter (she has three and they are all amazing kids... well not kid kids anymore)... but if I hadn't done that I really think I coulda been a contender... Yes... this Bomber- babe and I have been buds since at least 7th grade where because of our last names I was always right next to her in class... I loved terrorizing her in class and once she even slapped me when I tried to grab her ankle to tip her over and reached a little too high... she was a keeper and as Sam Cooke said "and I was too young to know"... but we've always remained besta friends over the years and I wouldn't have wanted to go all through life without that closeness... she's the best and I hope we will always remain close... so HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Janine Rightmire Corrado ('65)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David Rivers ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Julia Alexander ('65) Re: Operation Christmas Child To: Donni Clark Dunphy ('63) The Tri-Cities collected enough "shoe boxes" for Operation Christmas Child to fill two forty-foot Sea-Train containers. I am not sure how many that is, but it was really impressive to watch them pack big cardboard boxes full of the shoe boxes and then fill up two containers. To see the delight in a child's eyes is enough thanks for being involved. Often times this is the only gift they have ever received. A big thank you for all who have given a "shoe box". -Julia Alexander ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Vicki Owens ('72) I just had one of those "the World is Flat" experiences. I was waiting for a traffic light at a major intersection near the Makerere University campus, when I was approached by a hawker with a bowl of carrots, looking for a sale. He had on a green and gold T-shirt that caught my eye. Can you believe it read "Richland Bombers", with a hoop and ball depicted on the front?! Dang! I asked him where he got it, and he said from his brother. I asked where his bro got it, and he didn't know. But 10 to 1 it was from the local used clothing market, traditionally called Owino Market, but fondly referred to as "Bend-down Boutique". As he walked off, I noticed that the back of the shirt read "S RGENT". So Bomber Sargent, whoever you are, if you ever gave away a nice Bomber Basketball T-shirt to Good Will or St. Vinny's or any other charitable organization, probably because it lost an A, and if you ever wanted to know what became of it, now you know. It's clothing a carrot hawker at the Wandegeya intersection in Kampala, Uganda! -Vicki Owens ('72) ~ in gorgeous, green Kampala, Uganda, where the dry heat signals that Christmas is soon upon us. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Funeral Notice >>Russell Sybertz ('62) ~ 2/10/44 - 12/1/07 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 12/06/07 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Tom Hemphill ('62), David Rivers ('65) Sharon Markel ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Terry DeVine ('52) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marsha Lawell ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lamont DeJong ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Linda McKnight ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tom Hemphill ('62) Re: Russ Sybertz ('62-RIP) Good Bye My Friend Russell was a good high school friend and we stayed in touch over the years. One of my fondest memories of Russ and Ok Hee was about 10 years ago when they came to Friday Harbor and spent the day with Linda and me on our 30 foot boat. We cruised around the islands and took two people diving. Then we looked around for Orca whales and dolphins. While cruising, Russ and I sat on the bridge of the boat and had a good visit for several hours. That was a great day. We will miss our friend. -Tom Hemphill ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David Rivers ('65) Re: Birthdays and more Birthdays Dang... our parents were sure busy back in their day... so many babies... we got two of the greats on tap for the 6th... A big kid and a little kid... the big kid is one of those I have had the good fortune to get to know more and more as the years go by... I can still see him running from the front door and jumping into this or that car and zooming off with his gang... I always thought he was so very collegiant and cosmopolitan... yeah I'm sure there was a lot of Cosmo going on in Richland but at the time it sure seemed that way (this from a kid who thought it was way uptown to have a French dip sandwich for lunch in Pasco at the age of 19!!!!!!!!)... today he's more at home in Aloha shirts and puka shells than wing tips and cardigans... and he's still got one of the hottest ladies by his side... lucky dog The little kid is one of those Bomber-babes who is always right in the middle of the action... has a new hubbie... well not real new so I haven't seen her carrying her little dog Toto around lately... I understand she is a biker-babe too and we all know about them biker-chicks... I hope everyone will join me in wishing LaMont DeJong ('63) and Linda McKnight ('65) a HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David Rivers ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Sharon Markel de Vries ('65) Re: Answer to Cube of Mayonnaise Zip's Tartar Sauce Recipe Hi I was looking at the recipes and at Zip's Tartar Sauce and it called for a "cube of a mayonnaise" so I googled it and found this: thirty pound cube of mayonnaise. Seems more than what the recipe calls for but if you look at the other recipe ingredients it fits. Mayonnaise is heavy, and 56 squirts of catsup I'm sure is a full bottle, along with a bottle of mustard. The relish also comes in like a 16 oz. can from orders from a restaurant store. I wish I had known of this recipe when I worked at a restaurant as the bookkeeper, I ordered the food too, I would have checked it out. Maybe someone who works at a restaurant can see for us. Thanks -Sharon Markel de Vries ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 12/07/07 ~ PEARL HARBOR DAY ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Jim House ('63), David Rivers ('65) Donna Fredette ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim Hoff ('57) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ed Borasky ('59) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim House ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jerry Spears ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Karma King ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mike Davis ('74) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim House ('63) A sad day in Bomberville Gary Persons ('57) asked me to report that his wife, Jan Bollinger Persons ('60) died yesterday [12/5/07]. More information will be provided after arrangements have been made. -Jim House ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David Rivers ('65) Re: Pop Birthday Quiz OK Gang... a little quiz for you... Our birthday boy on December 7th shares his birthday with a few other notables... none as notable as he is tho... He is one of those Magic Bombers... a big kid to say the least but always willing to share the big kids' table with some of us little kids... he's one of those guys that you look up to (no pun intended) and will continue to look up to for those qualities you would like to find in yourself. I am proud to know him and cherish his friendship. So take a look below and see if you can pick out OUR birthday boy from the list. December 7, 1542 Mary Stuart, Queen of Scotland, 1560-1587 December 7, 1912 Louis Prima, born in New Orleans, LA, singer, That Old Black Magic December 7, 1910 Rod Cameron, Calgary Alberta, actor, City Detective, State Trooper December 7, 1915 Eli Wallach, born in Brooklyn, NY, actor, Magnificent 7, Misfits, People Next Door December 7, 1917 Helen Gurley Brown, editor-in-chief, Cosmopolitan December 7, 1923 Ted Knight, born in Terryville, CT, Mary Tyler Moore, Too Close for Comfort December 7, 1926 Victor Kermit Kiam II, CEO, Remington shavers, /NFL owner, Patriots December 7, 1936 Bo Belinsky, Lefty Pitcher, L.A.Angels No hitter 5/5/62, huge fan of Number 32 in your Bomber program. December 7, 1932 Ellen Burstyn, born in Detroit, actress, Exorcist, Alice Doesn't Live Here December 7, 1942 Harry Chapin, born in New York City, rock vocalist, Taxi, Cat's in the Craddle December 7, 1944 Jim House, Number 32 in your Bomber Mania Program and One hellofaguy; see also Webster's under "Marine". December 7, 1956 Larry Bird, hoop star for the Boston Celtics, second fiddle to Jim House. Well... if you picked Jim House (number 32 '63) you get 5 points... HAPPY BIRTHDAY JIM HOUSE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David Rivers ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Donna Fredette ('65) Re: Happy Birthday to Linda McKnight ('65) Hi all, Great entry from David!! I laughed so hard about Linda's little dog Toto! You have such a great sense of humor David and you keep us all laughing and happy reading your entries. Happy Birthday (12/6) to my best friend Linda!! Let's all have a toast to Linda's 61st Birthday. Bomber Cheers to Linda!! Linda is the best friend anyone could be lucky enough to have. Linda will celebrate Saturday with her family for all of their birthdays this month! Wish I could be there, should be a fun time!! Bomber Cheers to Bombers everywhere, -Donna Fredette ('65) ~ from cold and soggy West of the mountains where it is usually so beautiful we can hardly stand it! ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 12/08/07 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: John Richardson ('58), Dave Hanthorn (63) Vic Marshall ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bernie Qualheim ('56) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Anita Cleaver ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bethany Hagan ('00) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: John Richardson ('58) To: Gary Persons ('57) and family It is truly a sad day for you, your family and all Bombers. The loss of your wonderful wife Jan Bollinger Persons ('60) is a loss to all of us. Jan touched so many lives and that smile and laugh that only she had will be missed so much by all of us. Katie and I send our heartfelt condolences to you and the family. Bomber Tears -John Richardson ('58) ~ Longwood, FL **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dave Hanthorn (Gold Medal Class of 63) Another tragic loss for the Gold Medal Class of 63. I just heard from the grapevine (Linda B.) that Paul Hirst has gone to join with Freddie Schafer ('63-RIP) and all the other great GMCers that have left us far too soon. Paul was one of those soft spoken guys that it paid to pay attention to. He was smart with a great sense of humor, and like Freddie, someone you couldn't help liking. I hadn't seen Paul in so many years, then spoke with him briefly at Freddies memorial picnic, and now he is gone. He will be sadly missed. Bomber Tears, -Dave Hanthorn (GMC 63) ~ from cloudy Mercer Island where the gloom seems appropriate on this sad day **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Vic Marshall ('71) Re: Famous People To: David Rivers ('65) David- I always enjoy your birthday postings and your wit and intellect are pretty much beyond reproach but you screwed up royally in todays posting about famous birthdays on December 7th. EVERYONE (I guess except you) knows that Ted Knight is MOST famous for his turn as Judge Elihu Smails in Caddyshack: Judge Smails- You know Ty, you should play with Dr Beeper and myself. I mean, hes been club champion for 3 years running and Im no slouch myself. Ty Webb (Chevy Chase)- Dont sell yourself short, Judge, youre a tremendous slouch. Being in the legal profession, I would think you would recognize one of the great portrayals of judicial prowess in film history A little known Caddyshack fact is that Mike Davis ('74) was Bill Murrays inspiration for Carl Spackle and Mike Franco was up for the role of Spaulding... J J Bomber Cheers- -Vic Marshall ('71) ~ Beverly Hills, MI - where we tried to steal Marens favorite football coach but he appears to be ensconced at LSU ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 12/09/07 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber funeral notice today: Mike Clowes ('54), Gus Keeney ('57) Donna Nelson ('63), Rosann Benedict ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ruth Miles ('59) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) Re: From the "Forewarned is four-armed Dept." In a galant show of effort, 24 Bombers, significant others, and others gather to otherwise fold, spindle and mutilate the latest issue of the Bomber DustStorm. We are all anxious to see the first effort of new editor, Marsha Lawell Hathcox ('60). I have it on good authority that the paper will go to the Post Office on Monday next. Let this serve as fair warning to have your mailboxes guared. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) ~ from now sunny Mount Angel, OR **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gus Keeney ('57) Re: A sad day Indeed To: Gary Persons ('57) 'Tis sad news, Gary. I'm sure glad I got to see Jan the last time you both were in town. She and her sister Gale ('59-RIP) were two of my favorite gals those last years of school. "Keep The Faith," Gary. Look forward to seeing you next summer when I come north. -Gus Keeney ('57) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Donna Nelson ('63) To: John Richardson ('58) Are the you John who lived in the "B" house next to my grandparents, the Bolkes, on the corner of Symons and Hunt Ave. across from the Little League ball field? If so, I remember you and your Mom. I used to come stay at my grandparents' house in the '50s and think we even talked and raced around the "B" house. And, of course slid down the hill when there was snow. Also got my question answered about the military flags that fly at the cemetery on the bypass highway. Because one was flying with a torn hem, I called and the gentleman I talked to said they are replaced every spring but he would look into it. -Donna Nelson ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Rosann Benedict ('63) There was a hurricane force storm on the Long Beach peninsula in Washington last week that left a path of destruction, isolation and damage. In its aftermath on Thursday morning, December 6th Paul Hirst, one of the anchors of the Class of '63, left us abruptly. Paul, you of the stalwart integrity, razor intellect, sly wit, warm goodwill, you have left us too soon and in bewildered, stunning shock. We can't replace you, and we pray that the angels have soothed your pain, cradled you in ease. May those angels help us---especially your beloved Mary Ann (Vosse Hirst, Class of '63) and your sons Ken and Matt (Jen)--- as we struggle with the grief of losing you. You were a prince in our midst. -Rosann Benedict ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Funeral Notice >>Jan Bollinger Persons ('60) ~ 7/12/42 - 12/5/07 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 12/10/07 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Suzie Gunderson ('60) Mike Franco ('70) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Cathy Wood ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Larry Wersen ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jeff Michael ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Loretta Jensen ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mary Vallely ('69) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Suzie Gunderson Chiles ('60) To: Gary Persons ('57) and family Although, I haven't seen Jan since high school, I do remember her smile, laugh, and kindness. Please accept my condolences for you and your family. Bomber tears, -Suzie Gunderson Chiles ('60) ~ Omak, WA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mike Franco ('70) To Vic Marchall ('71) Once a Mobile gas jockey, always one... Bill Murray's character was Carl Spackler, not Spackle... c'mon, this stuff is REALLY important, not like plitics and the rest of that nonsense... Epic works of art like Caddy SHack and Animal House are to be reverred and respected... Carl SPackle indeed!!! Now go mow my lawn and after you finish you can swing by the yacht club. And the name of Ted Night's sail boat he christened was ___________________. Get the answer right and you win a $.99 cent Sambos breakfast from birthday boy, Mike Davis. -Mike Franco ('70) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 12/11/2007 Dateline: Richland ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: John Richardson ('58), Pete Overdahl ('60) Jim Hamilton ('63), David Rivers ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim Qualheim ('70) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: John Richardson ('58) To: Donna Nelson ('63) No Donna, I'm not the person that you are thinking about. I grew up at 608 Birch in Richland. My mom sold the house about two years ago after living there for 53 years and is now in an assisted living facility in Boise where some of our family are living. Best wishes to you and yours. -John Richardson ('58) ~ in Longwood, FL where it is blue skies, 81, soft breezes, and low humidity here today (sorry about that). **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Pete Overdahl ('60) To: Ye Old Alumni Bombers of Club 40 Re: Dust Storm Folding Party Well Pres. Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54), I don't know if it helped or hurt but V.P. Connie Dean O'Neil ('60) brought some of her Bomber Boosters, Class of '60, and a bunch of the good old regular Sr. Bombers to sort, fold, tape, and box assorted Dust Storms for mailing. Yes-Siree-Bob, a quick and perfect job in 1-1/2 hrs.; it was done. Over 900 were done and Dan Haggard ('57) was disappointed he did not get to take some home and fold for an evening of fun. Glen Rose ('58) even brought me back a bunch to refold to keep him busy picking them up for the next station. We even had a dog named Lilly who Sharon Templeman Watts ('55) brought along to keep peace and order. So you missed a good time had by all and followed with a pizza or two close by at the Round Table Pizza on Torbett. That will teach you to skip out on the fun. It was better than calling it a Christmas party and you show up in a Santa suit. Merry Christmas Everyone... See you at Club 40 in 2008 at the Clarion Hotel on GWWay. -Pete Overdahl ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim Hamilton ('63) Probably now more than ever, we need to muster for support. While our numbers are less, the bond we've shown for 20 some years will give us the strength to move forward. The Gold Medal Class of '63 Marching, Chowder, and Caroling Society's Christmas party evolved directly from Joe, Rob, and Reed's annual trek to visit the Hyatts. As the years progressed LaMont and I signed on. After we lost the Chipmunks, more and more classmates have joined the cause and that's where we are today. If you would like to join us on Saturday at 10am, the location is Plenty's in Olympia (200 4th Ave W). Brother Leo as Sergeant of Arms Emeritus has rented the hall and now it's time for all of us to shore each other up. If you're gonna be there give me a heads up so we'll have enough chairs, tables, and coffee cups. Looking forward to seeing everyone. jimbeaux -Jim Hamilton ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David Rivers ('65) Subject: No excuses Happy Birthdays for the 10th Hey... I can come up with excuses at the drop of a hat... sometimes they are fer reals... but I have none none none for this latest fumble... it was right there in front of me at the office Friday... all I had to do was take my yellow sticky home with me and when I got back from the Brush Off (fka Ratfink Reunion) I could have sent in my B-day messages but no... I forgot... maybe brushing (no pun intended) elbows with all those famous pin stripers was just too much for my feeble little brain... but I will now say that 4 of my favorite people had birthdays on the 10th... yeah... today as I type but tomorrow as you read this... the Big Kid was one of the famous Chessmen... and he's got three lovely sisters that kept me at his folks' place off and on for a long time... I didn't get to really get to know the oldest till after we all left school and I used to visit her in So-Cal a lot before she moved up North... one of the little kids is a hot DJ with stacks a wax and pounds of sounds... we used to walk to school together in the 2nd thru the 5th grade... One of these hot ladies is a world traveler... been getting emails from her from Japan over the last few weeks... what a Bomber-Babe... and last but not least is a guy I have known since 6th grade and he gave us all hours of enjoyment recalling the "fresh tracks" story from a time we were all in Heidlebaugh's ('65) Duesenberg looking for a well hidden Kegger... they are all very dear to me so a late but no less heartfelt HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Larry Wersen ('63), Jeff Michael ('65), Loretta Jensen ('65) and Mike Botu ('65-RIP)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David Rivers ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 12/12/07 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber funeral notice today: Daryl Jonson ('53), Patti Jones ('60) Gary Behymer ('64), David Rivers ('65) Vic Marshall ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Janet Martin ('53) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Burt Pierard ('59) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rick Morrell ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Becky Alexander ('77) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lanette Powell ('79) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** From the new ALL Bomber Alumni GuestBook. >>From: Daryl Jonson ('53) Monday 12/10/2007 10:27:45am COMMENTS: It was a great year. -Daryl Jonson ('53) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) Re: All Bomber Luncheon - Richland, December 8 Whoops! Photographer arrived, the camera arrived, no pictures. We were enjoying ourselves so much we forgot all about pictures. We know all Bombers enjoy the pictures so we will take double next month!!!!!! For the Bombers first time be sure to be at the luncheon so you get your picture taken with the group soon. Burt Pierard's ('59) birthday was this month. Missy Keeney ('59) sang a birthday song for him. Not the usual birthday song. She can sure pull them out of the hat. The songs are always upbeat and full of interesting words for the birthday persons. Hannah, JD Diner owner, always delivers (for free) a piece of their wonderful homemade pie to the Birthday person with a candle. Yum. Key lime pie always is the best and the most sought after. The following were in attendance: Dave Rhodes ('52) attended without his wife, Alice, (NAB) which is very unusual. Alice was out of town and left him a list of about 52 things to do (he said). He rushed out with his list to accomplish this list. Marie Ruppert Hartman ('63), Glen Rose ('58) and Carol Rose (spouse '62 Sunnyvale High School, CA) who cooked a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner. Sure are good cooks. Glad I was there. Phil Belcher ('51), good to have you attend Phil. I think it was your first time. Hope to see you again. Barb Belcher Valinske ('72), Surprised me. She's been telling me forever by email she would be attending. Glad you were there Barb. Donna Thorson Whiteside ('66) and sister Karen Thorson Benham ('67), one of these sisters has just moved back to Richland. I think it was Karen. So many were checking in at the time I might have switched it around. Welcome back. Lorin St. John ('55) and Phyllis St. John (spouse, '70 Glacier High). Lorin let us know they we're going to sit at the side table and be recluse. Fooled him or maybe not, the table filled up quick. Liz Trujillo ('70), at announcements she let us know that her brother is Ernie Trujillo ('59). Betty Bell Norton ('51) at announcements let us know about the great Seniors at the Community Center and what will be in the next month. They always have fun things planned. Check it out. Do not have to be a Senior to attend. Nicki Fowler ('70), Liz and Nicki emailed me about three weeks ago that they would be attending. Others have emailed early they would be showing up and didn't. I was delighted when they showed. Ray Ballard ('63), says he is off for sunny skies during December. I heard a little bit of a groan as we are all braving the cold weather for another couple of months. Pat Doriss Trimball ('65) seems to be back in the swing of attending every month. Missy Keeney ('59), watch out Western Washington Missy and I will be driving over for Christmas week with our respective children and grand children. Back up is taking a bus if the weather doesn't permit. Burt Pierard, another year older announced some future happenings for the Richland Players at the old theater in Downtown Richland. Hopefully he will be telling the Sandstorm all about it soon. Fred Klute ('58) took a lunch break while he was amidst a Train show at the Community Center. Good time for big kids and little kids with the trains. I've decided it may only rain 9" per year in Richland but the snow in the winter makes up for it. Sunday I was in for the day and it snowed covering everything with the beauty of winter. A good day for snuggling in and watching the white stuff come down. Haven't kept track of how many times it has snowed in the three years I have been back but it seems easily that it is about six times a year that it sticks. Hope All Bombers, family and friends are having a wonderful journey during the holidays. Christmas time is a time for getting together and finding all the Merry thankfulness of the year. I feel so blessed with all the wonderous things to do in Eastern Washington. Not near;y the traffic to deal with is a big blessing. Maren and Richard for diligently making the Sandstorm happen every day (don't forget to send Maren your Sandstorm monies if you haven't paid this year). All the organizers of events which bring the Bombers together. The list is endless. Merry Christmas to you and yours where ever you might be in this world during the holiday time. Bombers Have Fun -Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) ~ some snow still on the grass. Weatherman saying more might be here by the weekend. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary Behymer ('64) Re: Lancaster (NY) Central High School This is the cover from a 1957 Cayugan yearbook from Lancaster Central High School located in Lancaster, New York State. Two graduates looking at their future? Not unlike Richland in 1957? -Gary Behymer ('64) ~ Colfax, WA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David Rivers ('65) Re: 'Nuther big time birthday Bomber... that's the best way to describe the birthday boy today on December 12, 2007... If it's Bomber he's got it... I've even seen green and gold flamingos in his yard... Don't believe me ask Missy Keeney ('59) she will tell ya I ain't lyin'... I'm not like the Big Fat Liar ('65) ya know... this fellow is always there at all the Bomber functions... he's been there to give me a hand when I needed it and I try to do the same in return... for the last couple of years he has hosted a Pizza party for the '65ers who arrive in town early for the '65er gathering each year... he's got a VERY cool Bomber tattoo on his arm that makes me wanna go out and have my other leg done... but I've been savin' that leg for a Ratfink... just can't get up the courage to sit that long in that much pain... but some day... yeah some day... so please join me in a huge HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Burt Pierard ('59)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David Rivers ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Vic Marshall ('71) Re: Caddyshack Trivia To: Mike Franco ('70) Cmon Mike, give a n underclassman a break. I did not have the benefit of Mrs. Wileys Typing class like you did and I am definitely of the hunt and peck word processor variety- no excuse for not checking my work before submission but nevertheless rest assured that I was aware that Carl was a SpackLER not a SpackLE. I waited a day to see if Spaulding, I mean Mike Davis ('74) would weigh in on the subject but he must be busy making sure the academic standards of Finley are being upheld. Suffice it to say, if this were Gilligans Island trivia, he would be all over it. To this day I continue to amaze people with little known jewels from that series, all courtesy of big brother, Steve "Bear" Davis ('72-RIP). After his stint in the Navy, he spent quite a bit of time re-acclimating to civilian life in front of his TV and one of his life goals was to see and analyze every Gilligans Island aired. Not difficult in these days of DVDs and DVRs but quite a task back in the days before VCRs when one had to search out re-runs during odd hours on the 13 stations of Cable we had available back then. (including the rotating Weather disk that served as our 24 hour guide to the weather). To answer your question, everyone knows what Judge Smails christened his boat. Well technically, MRS. Smails christened the boat but I am sure the judge came up with the name. Its a name that I doubt you or I would use, given our cultural/ religious background but one that I think Obie Amacker ('70) considered for his latest floating castle but, as far as I know, there is no The Flying WASP in the Richland Yacht Harbor. Perhaps they should rename that Hydroplane stuck up on a pole in Columbia Park... As to prizes, rather than the Sambos breakfast you offered- what I have actually been wishing I could get my hands on is a Kellys Special from the Brass Knob- next to Zip/s. I believe Kelly actually started his career in a now defunct tavern in Richland. Do you know the name of it, per chance? Get that one and you will win a trip to Red Steer for a Burger and Scotch and Soda... And even though I was a lowly pump jockey, if it was not for me, you and George "Big G" Dana ('70-RIP) would not have been able to pursue your after school careers as Flower Boys. We were the ones who kept those delivery vans for Arline's and Stanfield's all greased, gassed, and ready to go... After school careers- a subject we could, and probably should, spend some time on. I believe that "Bear" had one of the shortest part time jobs in RHS history. Barlow Ghirardo put him to work at the Spudnut shop after Basketball season his Junior year but he didn't last long. Barlow could not afford to continue the tradition of the "free meal" that employees were given. Steve's would start about the time he arrived and would not end until he ended his shift, Bear was literally eating him out of business That man's ability to consume mass quantities is legendary. Any other interesting after school job stories out there??? Bomber Holiday Cheers- -Vic Marshall ('71) ~ Beverly Hills, MI - Where we are supposed to see rain, ice, sleet, snow and sun- all within the next 8 hours. I thought that was supposed to be Denver's claim to fame??? **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Funeral Notice >>Paul Hirst ('63) ~ 4/23/45 - 12/6/07 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 12/13/07 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers and one NAB sent stuff: Dick Pierard ('52), Mike Clowes ('54) John Browne ('61), David Rivers ('65) Bill Wingfield ('67), Mike Franco ('70) Clifford F. Mass (NAB = Not A Bomber) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gary Hylbak (66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bill Hedges ('68) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dick Pierard ('52) I was fiddling around on my computer last night and the stroke of midnight chimed before I got around to sending birthday greetings to my esteemed brother Burt ('59). Like Cinderella I ended up in the pumpkin, but I still want to convey my best wishes. The Pierard boys are still alive and kicking, and Burt is the one to talk to if you want to know something concrete about the history of Richland and the Hanford Works, No one sees through urban legends and reinvigorates faded memories better than he. Add to that the B-Reactor organization and you have someone who is on top of things. Go to it for another year! -Dick Pierard ('52) P.S. I would love to have been there with Patti and the gang at the All Bomber Luncheon. I hope he remembered to blow out the candle on his piece of pie before Singing Missy stuck it in his mouth! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) To: Pete Overdahl ('60) I was waiting for the fruits of your labors before comment. You kids from '60 did a neat job of folding. And it looks like you even colored inside the lines. For this you may award yourself 14 brownie points. If the rest of you are wondering what this is about, the latest edition of The Bomber DustStorm is in the mail (I got mine). Marsha Lawell Hathcox ('60) did a fine job as editor. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR, where the weather guessers keep forecasting snow. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: John Browne, Jr. ('61) Re: The Cloud To: Gary Behymer ('64) Thanks for the "57 Cayuga" pic... that was really "food for thought". It was the Year of Sputnik, no?.. and that response was firmly rooted in Cold War fears & anticipations (which, in hindsight, was kinda like Us looking in the mirror and... wondering). What do you suppose would have been on that yearbook cover if Sputnik had been a joint venture between France & Canada (l' Orbiteur?) instead of a product of the Soviet Union? (a croissant with wings?) Fear can be both transformative, in regard to our immediate physical responses, and paralyzing, with regard to our attitudes & emotions. I have a feeling that those paralyzed attitudes become the seeds of irrational behavior, down the line... & "inherited hatreds", maybe. Definitely "food for thought", my friend... thanks again! ^..^ -John Browne Jr. ('61) ~ considering the morning chill & calm, here, after a beautiful sunrise above the Cascades... and about to go out for an arm load of firewood. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David Rivers ('65) Re: Can we say "butt" on the air? OK... I don't wanna start any controversy here... and what I'm about to say could spark a lot of talk about who has what and how cute it is... and then I could spark a little chatter between spouses about does this dress make me look... etc., etc., etc... But we have a birthday girl who can be recognized from long distances by two of her lovely features... I'm not talkin a couple of feet here gang or even yards... I'm talkin way far away... Heidlebaugh ('65) can confirm this and even tho I may sometimes refer to him as the Big Fat liar... well maybe more than sometimes... but this time we were both there so I know he's tellin' the truth... so here's a couple of stories true stories that will let you all in on this... so it was 2000 and Jimmy and I were driving on Stevens... no not Stevens... the street that runs behind Col-Hi... whatever that street is... past the auto shop and stuff... we could see a gentleman walking with his lady and from Lee we both said: "There's (the birthday girl)"! We broke out laughing and commented to each other how we KNEW it was her... fast forward to this year... September... Terry Davis ('65), Ronna Jo Lynch ('65), Cecelia Bennett ('65) and I were at the birthday girl's house... having a little lunch and giving Davis a chance to meet up with the birthday girl's mom... (Davis seems to know EVER girl's mom)... during lunch we got to talkin' about this and that and out walks the birthday girl in her Jr Hi baton leaders' outfit... I kid you not... and this thing fit just like it did at Chief Jo!!!!!!!!!!!!! So... now we kinda get back to where I started... Jimmy and I were and still are able to recognize the birthday girl from blocks away... from the back... just from her cute butt and great hair... Honest honest honest... so everybody join me in wishing Connie Dame Bell a HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! on December 13, 2007! -David Rivers ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bill Wingfield (Blue Ribbon Class of '67) Re: Santa Fe Area Bomber Luncheon Saturday 1/5/07 1:00 at San Carlos Cafe, on Hwy 14 in Cerallios NM, between Santa Fe and Madrid, NM. Mark your calendars for Saturday, January 5, 2008 at 1:00pm San Carlos in Cerallios, NM for the next Santa Fe Area Bomber Luncheon. This is open to Bombers, Lions, Bulldogs, and their spouses. This will be a fun time for those in this area, to reminisce about growing up in the Tri-Cities. So far, there are at least 10 and their significant others that may be coming. Cindy Payton Hoffman ('65) will be making reservations, so please let us know if your interested. Possible attendees in addition to Cindy are Teresa Garcia (Bob Campbell's daughter), Donna McGregor Salazar ('57) one of the originals, Barbara Nelson (KHS); Kathleen Renig Enloe ('66), Ann Sherrard ('70), Ron Snow ('67), Mike Madison (PHS'67), Robin Madison (KHS'67), and Bill Wingfield (BRC'67). If you are going to be in the Santa Fe area, please come, and bring your significant others. If you know of anyone else who might be in the area, please pass this on. -Bill Wingfield (BRC'67) ~ Santa Fe, NM, where the sun is always shining, and we have a few inches of white stuff, but that means we can hit the slopes of Angel Fire, Taos, Santa Fe, or Pajarito Ski Area to name a few. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mike Franco ('70) sitting in the lounge in London heading home...and thinking of... VIC MARSHALL ('71)!!! Vic Marshall, of course you came through... after school jobs? I had a magical career driving a truck and delivering furniture for Crossroad Interiors, just south of the Federal Building. My cohort was one Ken Berry ('69). Ken and I had many adventures. One that I will always remember was taking a truck load of furniture to put in an open house out in the boonies. I had an address that made no sense... anyway Ken and I drove out to "the Y" took a right, then a left and headed up towards Beer Falls and rabbit stomping country. Just wen I was going to turn around knowing we were lost we suddenly come across what (I think) was a building containing six condo units and the beginnings of what would be the first nine holes of Meadow Springs. Well we unloaded and for days all I could talk about is this stupid guy from WallaWalla building this stupid little development out in the middle of nowhere for no good reason. I laughed myself sick! Yes, that became Meadow Springs... no I did not invest out there! I also remember trying to get a bedroom set (dresser about 8' long!) upstairs in Don Ritchie's house. I never noticed how narrow those stairways were. We got it up there but I think Don had to redo all the stairway walls. Of course he didn't care because he was down at Sham Na Pum playing in "the Gangsome". I also remember making a delivery one winter Friday afternoon to Pasco. It was icy and I was in a hurry to get back in time to go to WallaWalla for the basketball game. Well, at the crest of the bridge (then the "new bridge") the van started fishtailing and finally went front first into the curb and hit the railing head on. The big Econo Line right rear wheel was completely dented in. By all rights I should have gone over the rail, into the river and died. But that stuff never happened, no matter how stupid we were. I did miss the game though. I am looking forward to hearing from others on this subject... And I will raise you one Mama Burger and a quart at Dog-N-Suds! -Mike Franco ('70) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Clifford F. Mass (NAB) Re: Help with picture for weather book All, Gary Behymer ('64) suggested I email you. I am finishing a book on Northwest Weather with University of Washington Press and I have a section on the Richland/Kennewick flood of 1948. I am looking for a good picture (high res scan if digital) of the flooding. Do any of you have such a picture or know where I might get one? Thanks for any assistance... -Professor Clifford F. Mass Department of Atmospheric Sciences Box 351640 University of Washington Seattle, Washington 98195 (206) 685-0910 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [No "high res" pictures here, but flood pictures just the same: -Maren] ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 12/14/07 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Steve Carson ('58), Mary Ann Vosse ('63) Pam Vanderwind ('73) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dick McCoy ('45, 46, '02) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Carole Novotny ('58) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gary Hylbak ('66) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Dick Coates & Kay Mitchell ('52) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Mike Rice ('60) & Donna Bowers ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Steve Carson (Championship Class of '58) Maren, what is the DustStorm? Steve, The DustStorm is the paper newsletter published by Club 40. It's published twice a year and cost is still only $5/year. There are a FEW old DustStorms online at the Club40 Website: -Steve Carson (Championship Class of '58) ~ Chicago, IL **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mary Ann Vosse Hirst ('63) Re: Paul Hirst ('63-RIP) Thank You '63ers I want to thank all of you who have called, emailed and sent cards since Paul's passing. You will never know how much it has meant to me. I appreciate all of the love, thoughts, prayers and offers of support you have extended to my family and me. Not only has it been a great comfort to me, but my children have learned first hand how great a support system I have in you. Bless you all. You are helping my heavy, heavy heart to ease. -Mary Ann Vosse Hirst ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** From the new ALL Bomber Alumni GuestBook. >>From: Pam Vanderwind Rivera ('73) Thursday 12/13/2007 1:11:16am COMMENTS: Boy, time passes so fast, I also have good and not so good memories of my short time in Col-Hi. -Pam Vanderwind Rivera ('73) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 12/15/07 ~ BILL OF RIGHTS DAY ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber death notice today: Ann Palmer ('58), Gary Behymer ('64) David Rivers ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dorothy Stamper ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim Smith ('58wb) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marsha Goslin ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ann Palmer Patton ('58) Want to wish Carole Novotny ('58) a happy belated birthday. Often think of our good times at Lewis & Clark and would love to hear from you, Carole. -Ann Palmer Patton ('58) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary Behymer ('64) Re: 1964 Behymer web site.. -Gary Behymer ('64) ~ Colfax, WA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David Rivers ('65) Re: She's having a birthday!!!!!!!!!!!! Well we have another just-before-Christmas baby celebrating on December 15, 2007! She's a '65er and when we have a function I know I will always see her smiling face right in the middle of things. I think... that I have known this Bomber Babe since Kinnygarden or before (so ha ha ha Heidlebaugh ('65))... and I've known her and seen her all through school and after... In school she was always in the middle of things and always at our parties and other functions... Nice to have friends that you always look to be there when something is going on... She is always at our reunions and most of our yearly gatherings... when we plan something extra I always know I can count on her to be there... just makes ya feel all warm and fuzzy to have friends like the birthday girl around... Hope her Birthday is a great one so HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Marsha Goslin Brehm ('65)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David Rivers ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Funeral Notice >>Saralyn Reil Curtis ('62) ~ 1944 - 11/30/07 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 12/16/07 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: David Rivers ('65) Betti Avant ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Joan Campbell ('57) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jack Keys ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Tim Smyth ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Connie Hanson ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Terry Davis ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Billy Didway ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ruth Russell ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mary Raekes ('79) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David Rivers ('65) Re: Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? Ahhhhhhhhhh December 16th and we have a very special birthday... Keeney ('65), Heidlebaugh ('65) and I talked of the birthday boy at length today... Heidlebaugh's known him the longest... I met him in 6th grade... remember the evening well... we were all standing outside Jason Lee after some PTA thing and school had just started for the year... Skip ('65) was there, I'm sure Charlie Nevins ('65) would have been there... but the birthday boy stood out dazzling us with his worldliness and wisdom... the evening will stand out in my memory as long as I have one... Unlike the rest of us... the birthday boy is a rather Jack Benny type a guy... doesn't grow any older... when my daughter was in Jr. Hi or High School she asked me once why the birthday boy was the only one of us who didn't seem to age... (black shoe polish in the hair no doubt)... Once while some of the guys were playing B-ball with the boy Tony Harrah ('65) commented on how well everyone was holding up at 40 or 50 or however old we were at the time... the boy stopped in his tracks and chided all the guys on never mentioning his age... over the years I have tried to get the boy to "act" his age as I figured he'd get more and better work... not easy to convince him of that... No matter what fame and fortune has come his way, he has never changed... he is still the loving, humble and down-to-earth kid we all grew up admiring, worshiping and adoring (I think that's how he would put it)... he could have stayed in Richland and been a boxing coach or something but he took the risk and lit out for H-Wood and worked his way into Movies and TV... He's been a rapist in a doctor suit [St. Elsewhere]... been shot in the private parts... come back as an angel (fitting since his second middle name is Angel)... had monsters grab his face... spent more time in Viet Nam (actually Hawaii) than all the rest of us put together... been a really great fireman... been a gangster and killer many times... been a dad to a teen-aged girl, been transported from the future... been an ATF Officer at least once I can think of... you name it he's pretty much done it... He is also a fine writer... and in all honesty I gotta say he's been a wonderful though sometimes trying friend (why else would they call him my illegitimate son?)... he coulda had his pick of any name in the world... too Bad Number 10 ('64) already took "Ray Stein"... but now he's known to others (tho not always by our gang... my paralegal once made a plane reservation for him in his Richland name... naturally he couldn't get on the plane) by his taken name... And today is his birthday and I gotta say: HAPPY BIRTHDAY Terence Paul Angel Davis Knox ('65)!!!!!!!!!!!! -David Rivers ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Betti Avant ('69) They say one can meet a Bomber anywhere. I stopped at my beauty shop this morning to drop off some Christmas cheer when I got talking with a gal my hairdresser was working on. The more we talked the more the conversation gravitated towards growing up. It seems she graduated from Col-Hi in 1970, I believe she said her name was Sharon and the maiden name would have been Chambers. I recall the name but she didn't recall mine (and mine isn't a common name). It truly is a small world, huh? =Betti Avant ('69) ~ Lacey, WA where once again surprise it's raining ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 12/17/07 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bomber sent stuff: Phil Belcher ('51) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Linda Rislov ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Donna Young ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Corey Boehning ('87) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Phil Belcher ('51) Re: A Trip down Memory Lane Several weeks ago I sent in requesting my records from DOE thinking it might be nice to see what my neighbors had to say concerning my application for work on the Hanford Project. I'm not sure what I expected, some appraisals perhaps, some medical records and some job assignments. What I got was a package that probably weighed ten pounds and cost over $11.00 to mail. It contained every record concerning my long employment at Hanford, every wage increase (which contained the names of everyone that was in the crew that I was in, many that I haven't thought of in years. Also included their payroll numbers.) The many appraisals that were included didn't quite match up with my memories. I thought I was top notch, but seems as if I took more days off than the average. (It included the many excuses that I used for time off!) All in all they weren't really bad, but could have been better.) I graduated in June on a Friday and went to work on Monday as a serviceman for G.E. Spent the required 90 days before I could transfer and then went to Central Stores. Time out for the Navy and back to my job at stores, then to the 100-D area as an electrical trainee. Showed every area that I worked in, (All the outer area reactors) and my transfer to the 300 area. Also showed the G.E. equipment that I purchased from Goddard's. (I had forgotten that we could get a discount when we purchased G.E. appliances.) Talk about tugging on the heart strings, seeing names of people that I had worked with, many of whom are long gone, others that I have no idea of where they went after Hanford. Remembered the buildings, the crews and people that I worked with, the many happy times we had. We were young and full of vinegar, didn't care too much about the hours we worked on a rush job because we knew that we would be taken care of later. We enjoyed our work and took pride in doing a good job. I regret that I didn't have any pictures of the places I worked. (No cameras allowed inside of the 300 area or further out.) I spent several hours looking through the paper work and will spend many more in the weeks ahead. It was a great idea to ask for these. I have also requested the records for my Father who was assistant Fire Chief in 1943 and '44. He died on the job as a Richland fire fighter in January of '54. We may learn more about our great grandparents from his papers. -Phil Belcher ('51) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 12/18/07 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Phil Belcher ('51), Bill Wingfield ('67) Lynn-Marie Hatcher ('68), BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Carole Clark ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Susan Nelson ('67) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Phil Belcher ('51) Re: Information on Hanford employment Below is a letter that I received from DOE concerning my request for information on my employment at Hanford. I have received over a dozen letters this morning asking for this and decided to ask Maren to include it in the next issue of the Sandstorm. Many of the emails were from children of people that I worked with. Really interesting how many memories can come to the front when someone mentions a name for my past. They will mention that they may require money for the labor involved in pulling and making copies of the information. I put down that I was willing to pay $100 for this, but to date have received no bill. And that's over a time frame of 4-6 weeks. (I was surprised to find that some of the data had been blacked out. I had a Q clearance as well as a top secret clearance, but didn't think that any of the many things I worked on were still classified!) Also if the family member is deceased you will need a copy of the death certificate in order to obtain this information. (I might mention that one of my co-workers, Don Sorenson (NAB) gave me the information to get me started. He has sent many items into the Sandstorm in the past including many pictures of Richland in the early days.. He was also a electrician in the early days before he went into engineering. ****** This office is in receipt of your request below. To request a copy of your records under the Privacy Act, please fill out the attached form located on the Internet at: Please make sure you attach a copy of one piece of identification which includes your signature and one piece of identification which includes your current address (e.g. driver's license, Social Security Card, passport, state issued identification card, etc.) In addition, please include your Social Security Number in order to assist us in our search for records and to verify them. Please mail the requested information to: DOE, Att: Privacy Act Officer, P.O. Box 550, Mail Stop A7-75, Richland, WA 99352 ****** Its been a blast reading the information and hearing from all the others. Merry Christmas to all. -Phil Belcher ('51) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bill Wingfield (Blue Ribbon Class of '67) To: Phil Belcher ('51) Re: A Trip down Memory Lane Wow, Phil I enjoyed your entry in the Sandstorm yesterday. I just wondered if as an Electrician if you worked with my Dad Truman Wingfield (RIP) @ 300 area, my Grandad William Wingfield (RIP) in Central Stores, or my Uncle Royce Wingfield? They all were a little older than you, but you worked all around them. Also, how did you get the records? Thanks again for the entry. To: Santa Fe Area Bombers, Lions, Bulldogs and their spouses, At Cindy Payton Hoffman's ('66) suggestion, I stopped by where we are going to have our Santa Fe Area Bomber luncheon Saturday 1/5/08 at 1:00pm. As Cindy corrected me, it is called San Marcos Cafe. It is an old adobe cafe on Highway 14 just 6 miles south of Highway 599. It is a cool little spot that will be perfect with fires burning in the kevas. Just look for the windmill, cause there is no sign that I saw. This weekend, at a party, I met another Bomber, Martaret Carlisle ('7?s) who I invited to our luncheon. -Bill Wingfield (BRC '67) ~ Santa Fe, NM where it is a cold 15 F this am, but it should warm up to a whopping 45 F today. At least I know it will be sunny. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Lynn-Marie Hatcher Peashka ('68) Re: Phil Belcher ('51) - memory lane Sorry if I am asking for a repeat of info -- I must have been absent the day this was discussed. :-) Anyway, how do I go about ordering these records of Hanford employment regarding my deceased father? Thanks - Lynn-Marie Hatcher Peashka ('68) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 12/19/07 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bomber and Don Sorenson sent stuff: David Rivers ('65) Don Sorenson (NAB) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Nick Nelson ('56) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Pook Smith ('63-RIP) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Tony Harrah ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lisa McCurdy ('86) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David Rivers ('65) Re: Best fiends Remember "best friends"? you are my beeeeeeeeest friend... you are my beeeeeeeest friend... you are my beeeest friend... wow... so many BEST friends... but it's true... in Richland it's hard not to have a bunch of best friends... and the wonderful thing about Richland is they stay our Best friends even if we don't see them for years at a time... I'm lucky because I get together with my best friends at least... at least once a year... this best friend has been my best friend and mentor since at least the 9th grade but maybe before... He took good care of me all thru school and always steered me in the right direction... he was the first person that actually sat down with me over at Keeney's ('65) little prefab while we each polished off a case of beer... now neither of us is a big guy so that was a big deal for us... This guy will always be my hero... I still look way up to him and always will... except for Unions and politics I believe EVERY word he says... it's not that I don't believe the other stuff... I just have my own thoughts about those issues... but there was a time... when the only thoughts in my head other than cars, girls and rock 'n' roll came from the birthday boy... yeah I know... I wasn't a bright lad but at least I had this guy around to keep me on the right path... HAPPY BIRTHDAY Tony Harrah ('65) on December 19, 2007!!!!!!!!!! -David Rivers ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Don Sorenson (NAB) Re: Hanford Employee Records To: Phil Belcher ('51) The information you received from DOE really is a treasure trove of information. A friend of mine did the same thing a couple of years ago. All of his visits to first aid and medical records were included. Now he had been at Hanford since Aug of '43. The last time I requested mine was over 25 years ago. Yea it has been my experience many children had no idea what their parents did at Hanford. I think I have said this before if your parents did speak about it the jargon was a little hard to fathom. Head House, Filter Building, Head End, jetting solution, Cutie Pie, Big Sucker, crapped up, deconed, door stop, trombone, bayonet, Goldburg, Front Face, Rear Face, Downcomer, F Factor, Juno, PR Can, SWP's (both kinds), dose rate the list goes on. No one can really tell all the story there simply are too many facets. There just can't be an ultimate historian of what happened at Hanford. The documents only tell so much they do not include the human element. Case in point: the explosion at 234-5 in August of '76. You have the official statement but no one except those who were directly involved can tell the entire story. A radiation monitor who cried during his taped interview of what happened that night or the heroic effort of an operator who pulled Mac out of the nitric acid cloud, both men had their tale to tell but it was not included in official report. First hand accounts fill in the blanks and tell a more complete story. I sincerely hope more folks will ask for their records and of loved ones. It is worth the effort. Re: Hanford's Best Dressed Man These are some photos of what Hanford workers used to protect them from plutonium contamination during maintenance of plutonium processing equipment. Perhaps some Bomber Parents wore these? -Don Sorenson (NAB) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 12/20/07 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Phil Belcher ('51), Barbara von Olnhausen ('62) Helen Cross ('62), Linda Barott ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Anne Collins ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lyle Hawk ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: David Rodriguez ('69) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Phil Belcher ('51) To: Don Sorenson (NAB) Don, you were the one that got me started on this quest. Thanks so much. I had forgotten about the problem at 234-5 until you mentioned it. I worked on the remote unit with a TV camera that they used to probe the building. It was designed and built at PRTR. Later when I was working for J.A. Jones I worked at 234-5 and went past the lab many times. It was still sealed and at odd times they would go in and do some cleaning. Do you know what is required to search for photos? I know they took many photos when I was in the background. Would be interesting to see some of them. I had a lot of emails asking how and whom to contact in the past few days. The section that handles those requests is going to be swamped. I'm still going through the information. Fun. Merry Christmas to all. -Phil Belcher ('51) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Barbara von Olnhausen ('62) Re: Hanford Pics To: Don Sorenson (NAB) Love the pictures you put up, Don. I went to work as secretary to a GE Buyer the Monday after we graduated high school. One of the first purchase orders I processed was for men's size 38 briefs. I asked why we were buying men's clothing and my buyer told me that the suits in those lovely pictures didn't always work. When the worker lost what clothing he had on under the suit, G.E. had to replace it. One woman lost her nylons and didn't know how to get them replaced, so she ordered "nylon tubing, closed at one end." -Barbara von Olnhausen ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) I just wanted to wish everyone the best this holiday season. I am saddened by the loss of 2 of my classmates, Saralyn Reil Curtis ('62) and Susie Bishop ('62) even though I haven't seen them in years, they are both part of my memories of growing up in Richland. And a fellow new "older" pastor in our district just lost his 27 year old son to cancer. Our health and time together are our best blessing, let us enjoy them while we can, and extend honest sympathy and help when we can to others. I have been scanning the Sandstorm more and more, as we get more involved with these 2 small churches. Being in a small church means you wear more hats, but you also get closer to the people you work with, and that is what is happening, and we do enjoy being down here on the Ohio River. Much of Grandview is flooded after several days of heavy rain, and just a dusting of snow. So that you really can't go in the lowland, or even down to where the dock was, as it's all under water. Hard to believe all the activity down at that dock in the summer, and I wondered why they pulled it out of the water in November, now I see why. The whole parking lot is under more than a feet of water. Season's Greetings, and the blessings of our Lord to you at this special time of year. Hope you get to spend some time with those who mean the most to you, we did love the 2 days our son from South Lake Tahoe spent with us earlier this month. -Helen Cross Kirk ('62) ~ busy being a pastor's wife in Grandview, IN. P.S. I've heard there are Bombers down here around Evansville, if so write to me and we can plan a Bomber reunion in this neck of the woods next year in 2008. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Linda Barott Rodriguez ('71 I would like to wish my husband David Rodriguez ('69) a Happy "57th" birthday today. I might add we just recently celebrated our 35th wedding anniversary on December 15. We were married in 1972 in a big snowstorm here in West Richland. Instead of decorating the car, they buried it in snow. We have fond memories of the bride and groom dressed in wedding attire and trying to get the snow off the hood of our red Chevelle. How time flies, and faster and faster the older we get. -Linda Barott Rodriguez ('71) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 12/21/07 ~ WINTER SOLSTICE ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers and Don Sorenson sent stuff: Em De Vine ('52), Norma Loescher ('53) Betty McElhaney ('57), Roy Ballard ('63) Cathy Geier ('66), Lori Simpson ('70) Don Sorenson (NAB) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Joanne Rolph ('59) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Duane Lee ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jeff Osborn ('82) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Marilyn "Em" De Vine ('52) This is a recommendation especially to all the "old ladies" out there, from this "old lady". But it can apply to anyone... including guys. Over the years, I have been the "inheritor" of much of the jewelry from many of my ancestors and my late husband's 1st wife. For a couple of years, I've been begging my daughters to come to my home and make their choices. In part, because I want them to have it, but the selfish part is that I want the benefit of reducing the amount of "stuff" in my house! Earlier this month, my eldest daughter (Keri Hubbard R.) came down from Alaska for 10 days to visit my middle daughter (Sandra Hubbard S.) who is going through chemo treatments. On a Sunday, one of the days when Sandra was feeling better, all 3 daughters came over and we spent 5 or 6 hours going through the jewelry Armoire, the jewelry boxes and the small cardboard boxes filled with even more jewelry. They loved doing it and expressed their gratitude that we were doing it together... not waiting for me to be dead, which is the way it happens in many families. They were glad to hear stories about their ancestors from whom the jewelry came: Great-great Grandmother Ketchum, Great Grandmother De Vine, Great Aunt Loris, Gramma Olive De Vine, the 1st wife of my late husband, etc. We also looked in the ancient family Bible and Keri wrote down much of the information because it is 'probable' that we are related to former Alaska Governor, Tom Fink, on my Great Grandmother Ketchum's side, coming down through my Dad. One of his sons is Keri's boss. ("Small world" category!) All in all, it was a wonderful day of bonding, sharing, laughing and loving. AND they did a good job of making a dent in the amount of jewelry I've been storing! To make things easier, I had rearranged my home to make more "viewing surfaces". For instance, I moved my little kitchen table into the living room, lifted the top of my coffee table (it's made to do that), put cloths on each surface, including the couch, the dogs' bench and the stereo speakers. When we started on the Armoire, we moved to the bedroom and commanded the dogs to stay off the bed. Also available was the TV cabinet, cedar chest and sink counter. Another thing I did was put aside some pieces which were not "up for grabs." This is the long way 'round of suggesting that other women might want to do the same sort of thing. When time allows, we will have a Guy's Day for my sons because there are "guy" things like pocket knives, tie bars (tacks?), age-old cuff links, some lovely pieces from my elder son which he might want to give to a daughter-in-law or grand daughter, etc. My daughter-in-law was sick the day the ladies came, and couldn't risk exposing Sandra to germs, so she will have a chance at a later date. Because all of my granddaughters couldn't be here, none were allowed to come. However, I encouraged the Moms to make choices on behalf of their daughters. It's not likely that I'll ever have all 8 granddaughters and/or all 5 grandsons here at one time. Some of the jewelry has to be repaired and one plan is to rob jewels from some pieces to fill in spots of missing jewels in other pieces and to have some necklaces and bracelets re-strung by professionals. Meanwhile, I feel encouraged to wear more of my jewelry... some that I haven't worn in years! My loving best and a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to each and all, -Marilyn "Em" De Vine ('52) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Norma Loescher Boswell ('53) Re: Bill Witherup ('53) appointed first Artist in Residence for WPSR On November 15, 2007, Bomber classmate Bill Witherup was appointed Artist-in-Residence at WPSR. You can see his photo and what he is attempting to accomplish by going to Bomber Cheers, -Norma Loescher Boswell ('53) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Betty McElhaney Hudspeth ('57) Re: 234-5 Hearing about 234-5 and Mac brought back a lot of memories. My husband, Jon ('52) was a Rad Monitor and was with Mac from the beginning. It was about 2:30 am when we got the call and Jon went to the decon building in back of Kadlec. He spent the next three months there working double shifts. He has a lot of stories about Mac and what took place. We were told not to say anything about Jon being there as the T.V. reporters would be at our house to get a story. When they opened the door to the decon facility reporters with camera in hand would try to get a picture of Mac. My mother-in-law called from Portland and was all upset because they were reporting that Hanford was a big burning hole in the ground. All I could tell her was that Jon was alright and there was not a big hole in the ground and that was all I could say at that point. The national news had a video of the decon building and Jon was suited up and walking around and into the building and we couldn't tell anyone that it was him. So many memories, so long ago You all have a Wonderful Holiday -Betty McElhaney Hudspeth ('57) ~ Richland **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Roy Ballard ('63) Well, I'm sitting here in all this SUNSHINE and 80+ degrees and wondering how all the rest of the world is doing... Sure is nice, I've kept up on the sandstorms, but the senders seem to be going down during these holiday days. To all a MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR from the Ballard family, Roy '63, Nancy '67, Greg '90 and Katie ('95-Mt.Verton - our wonderful daughter-in-law) and our also wonderful two granddaughters Ally and Natalie. Oh, David, it sure is nice on OAHU. We're staying at the Navy lodge on Ford Island, about a quarter of a mile from the Arizona Memorial and the USS Missouri. They are also going to redo the control tower that has stood on Ford Island since the attack on Pearl Harbor. Again Mele Kalikimaka, -Roy Ballard ('63) P.S. I think that we will go to the beach on Christmas day **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Cathy Geier ('66) Hello Everyone, Happy Solstice from here in Richland. It's been wonderfully warm this week. I am happy about that. I am continuing with a discussion we were having a few weeks ago about west side of state versus the east side. I decided to return to the west side. My job applications are continuing... not my favorite task filling out job applications.. I never became a very quick typist, having dropped out of personal typing to continue with my advanced math and science track. My applications for Bellingham are in, except the special 8 essay question page for one particular position. Since I taught in Seattle School District as a Primary Math/Reading Specialist for 12 years I am going to go back and substitute there part time ... they pay $143.00 per day and allow their substitutes to take any professional development which is offered and they can join their bargaining unit educational association..... I will stay with a friend for awhile while I flood the market with more applications. There is another possibility while the couch is still in storage that I might again consider teaching in Central America. Does anyone have a house to share or a place to housesit? I hesitate to haul the couch etc. over the Pass until I know where I will be more permanently. For awhile I will be here and there part time. I can finally take the dance classes I love there on west side which don't exist here in Richland. (Ok you wonder.. well I studied, practiced, performed in the Fremont Solstice Parade 4 different years and also had kids perform in school assemblies in African style dance. It's very invigorating, powerful dance form and I miss it deeply.) Thank you Coach Rex Davis ('49)... remember that year you told the girls' tennis team that you wanted us to work out during the winter and you would start a gymnastics team and we should work out. Well, I never stopped dancing. Does anyone else remember.. using the bleachers for a balance beam? ok.. here I go down memory lane.... We surely were greatly blessed being raised in Richland and I feel that blessing every day. It's been an interesting time returning home for awhile. I have and still enjoy substitute teaching here, knowing that any day a friend from the past may walk around the corner. It's happened in Carmichael and Chief Joseph Middle Schools. Again, Happy Solstice Everyone. -Cathy Geier ('66) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Lori Simpson Hogan ('70) Re: Down Memory Lane How would I contact DOE for the records of my deceased dad? Thanks, -Lori Simpson Hogan ('70) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Don Sorenson (NAB) To: All Bombers Re: 1949 Christmas Program Thought these photos would go with the season. Any of you in these? -Don Sorenson (NAB) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 12/22/07 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 10 Bombers and Don Sorenson sent stuff: Jim Jensen ('50), Lorraine Powell ('52wb) Bill Witherup ('53), Jim McKeown ('53) Mike Clowes ('54), Steve Carson ('58) Carol Carson ('60), Gary Behymer ('64) Linda Reining ('64), Bill Wingfield ('67) Don Sorenson (NAB) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Bob Chiles ('58) & Suzie Gunderson ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim Jensen ('50) Dear Bombers, Still out of commish... I'm using a library computer so response isn't possible. For any who may be interested I'm still kickin' around Katy, Texas. It's seen so long since I've been online that I am now 97 years of age, snow white hair, etc. I just want to say hello to each of you and wish you a happy and joyous Christmas/holiday season. I miss reading my daily 'Storm and communicating with one and all. Love to all, -Jim Jensen ('50) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Lorraine Powell Earp-Tanner ('52wb) Re: 1949 Christmas program To: Don Sorenson (NAB) What a surprise this morning when I read the Sandstorm... looked at the pictures you sent... and my mind going back to rehearsing the part of MARY... holding BABY JESUS. This was Richland's first Youth Christmas Candle Lighting to be held in the recreation hall, December 17, 1949. The four young people taking part in the first photo, from the left are: Nancy Shortess, (Girl Scouts); Edith Fairweather, (Campfire Girls); Tim Pitluck;(Cub Scouts) and 'me' Lorraine Powell (Triple Teen Club and high school thespians). There were eight youth organizations taking part in this yuletide celebration. Thank you Don for all of your input in the Alumni Sandstorm... I don't write often but I read it every morning. HAVE A MERRY CHRISTMAS ALL OF YOU BOMBERS. -Lorraine Powell Earp-Tanner ('52wb) ~ Modesto, CA where the day is bright and sunny. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bill Witherup ('53) Re: correction Norma Loescher ('53) sent the wrong link. The announcement of Artist-in-Residence can be found at -Bill Witherup ('53) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim McKeown ('53) Re: Bomber Calendar Maren, I can't get into the Bomber calender either. I haven't tried in some time, but have always been able to do so... how do we fix? -Jim McKeown ('53) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Jim, Not sure there's anything we can do to make McAfee stop blocking our site. -Maren] **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) Re: Don Sorenson's (NAB) 1949 Christmas Program pictures There was a fella that looked a bit like "Pappy" Swan ('59), but on second thought, he was way too tall. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where snow is in the vague forecast for sometime during the holidays. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Steve Carson (Championship Class of '58) Re: 1949 Christmas program To: Don Sorenson (NAB) Thanks for the Christmas Pictures from 1949. I showed them to my Grandchildren and they were amused. -Steve Carson (Championship Class of '58) ~ Chicago IL **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Carol Carson Renaud ('60) Re: All Bomber Calendar Link When I clicked on the calendar link - I too got the McAffee message at the top but then the calendar came up anyway. -Carol Carson Renaud ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary Behymer ('64) Re: Richland on Richland City View 13 Camp Hanford Part 1 Camp Hanford Part 2 Camp Hanford Part 3 Termination Winds Part 1 Termination Winds Part 3 Atomic Fortress Part 1 Atomic Fortress Part 2 Atomic Fortress Part 3 Alphabet Homes Part 1 Alphabet Homes Part 2 ***** -Gary Behymer ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Linda Reining ('64) Maren, thought I would let you know I have had NO problems getting to the All Bomber calendar web site. tried it today, Friday, Dec. 21st and was able to get there just fine. *grin* Linda Reining(Boomber Bomber class of '64).........Bakersfield, CA.......we have gotten some rain and our temps are in the 30's at night and high 40's/low 50's during the day. MY kind of weather and am loving it! they are saying we could get more rain Christmas Eve and to expect 3-4 more storms coming from the Pacific Northwest. it will also bring snow to the mountains around us. woohoo *grin* **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bill Wingfield (Blue Ribbon Class of '67) Re: Santa Fe Area Bomber Luncheon Just a reminder that Sat 1/5/08 is the next Santa Fe, NM area Bomber luncheon, for Bombers, Lions, Bulldogs, and their spouses. We are meeting @ 1:00pm at San Marcos Cafe, Hwy 14, just 6 mi south of 599 and 4 mi south of the State Pen. Look for the windmill on the right. Possible attendees include Margaret Carlisle ('73), Teresa Campbell Garcia ('77), Mike Madison (PHS'67), Robin Madison (KHS'67), Donna McGregor Salazar ('57), Barbara Nelson (KHS'75), Cindy Payton Hoffman ('65), Kathleen Renig Enloe ('66), Ann Sherrard ('70), Ron Snow ('67), and me. Anyone know of any others out there between Taos and Albuquerque that I'm missing? I'd like to add them to my list. Re: Merry Christmas & Happy New Year I want to wish all Bombers and their spouses a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Bill Wingfield (BRC'67) ~ Santa Fe, NM, at this moment, but headed up to Seattle to have dinner tonight with Diamond Dave McDaniel ('67), Tucker Burback, Donny Andrews ('67) and his bride Jane, my son Rich Wingfield (HHS) and his bride Eileen (and grandchild in the oven), and my nephew Hunter Wingfield (HHS) and his fiance Val. Then Sat we're driving Diamond's Big Blue over the pass to Richland to spend Christmas with the rest of my family. Hopefully the pass will be nice to us. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Don Sorenson (NAB) To All Bombers, Re: 1949 Christmas Dance ~ Chinese Gardens These pictures were taken at the Chinese Gardens 1949. Would this be the same one in Pasco? -Don Sorenson (NAB) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 12/23/07 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers and Don Sorenson sent stuff: Dave Brusie ('51), Ken Heminger ('56wb) Pappy Swan ('59), Dennis Hammer ('64) Gary Behymer ('64), Larry Holloway ('64) Lynn-Marie Hatcher ('68), Don Sorenson (NAB) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Chuck Holtz ('55) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Craig Lansing ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bill Blankingship ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sheila Stambaugh ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sandy Riggins ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dave Brusie ('51) To: Dick McCoy ('45) Dick!!! Happy Birthday Passed From my Deceased Sister Bonnie ('45-RIP), and myself. Happy Birthday a few days late. Have a Merry Christmas and a happy New Year. -Dave Brusie ('51) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ken Heminger ('56wb) Re: Maren, For what its worth, I tried getting on the Bombers' Calendar site a couple days ago and again today. It took a few seconds to come up but it loaded. -Ken Heminger ('56 Should'a been) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: George "Pappy" Swan ('59) Re: Ho Ho Ho (Deep and tenor sounding) or Hee Hee Hee (Squeaky and high pitched sounding? To: Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) Re: "There was a fella that looked a bit like "Pappy" Swan ('59), but on second thought, he was way too tall." Yer right Bob 'er Mike, I used to get gigs to play Santa, but now, after losing a bit of weight and as the incredible shrinking senior citizen, all I can land are elfin parts. -George "Pappy" Swan ~ From snowless Burbank, WA where yesterday, I did a "prisoner exchange" by meeting my son- in-law at "Cousins Restaurant" in The Dalles, OR to return my grandson to his "Family Unit," after a few days of duck hunting (which was not very good, as it is too warm. We saw some Bighorn Sheep between Biggs Junction and The Dalles. Today, we are off to the Wenatchee, WA area to do present exchange with kids and grand kids (no prisoners involved this time). Then, it's back home for a quiet Christmas with Mrs. Pappy and my Mom. A MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL AND TO ALL ... A GOOD TIME! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dennis Hammer ('64) To: Don Sorenson (NAB) Re: 1949 Christmas Dance ~ Chinese Gardens I do not know if the Chinese Gardens in 1949 is the same business as the Chinese Gardens of today, but if so, it is not the same location as today. In 1964 that location was a Texaco gas station. Some of the walls are the same. The Northeast corner that is cut off at a 45 degree angle used to have three windows on the angled wall and the two adjacent walls. The windows went down to within two or three feet from the ground and that was where the "office" was located (where they had the cash register anyway). I remember this because I went in there to ask directions when I was doing some doorbelling in the 1964 campaign. I don't think it was too long after that it was converted to Chinese Gardens but I don't know when. I am quite certain I ate there in October or November 1969 while on leave from the Navy and think may have eaten there earlier. Re: Bomber Calendar I can't get into the Bomber calender either. I do not have McAfee Anti-virus, but I have the free McAfee SiteAdviser installed on Firefox. It came up red and I disabled it and still couldn't get the site. I also could not get it in Internet Explorer which does not have SiteAdviser installed. -Dennis Hammer ~ ('64) ~ from a Bomber outpost in Lion Country ~ Kennewick ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Dennis, did you try UNinstalling that SiteAdviser? Doesn't sound like it does even an adequate job!!! -Maren] **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary Behymer ('64) Re: Merry Christmas Janis Cook Behymer ('65 Lion), WSU Mascot & me -Gary Behymer ('64) ~ Colfax, WA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Larry Holloway ('64) Have been sitting in Sacred Heart Hospital in Spokane, WA and will be having bypass surgery on Monday morning so wish me luck. -Larry W. Holloway ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Lynn-Marie Hatcher Peashka ('68) Re: Any Bomber relative/friend needing work? I have been trying to think of how to find someone to help out with some projects on the farm. All of the kids from here have committments to their own jobs -- three in Seattle, and one in Sacramento. Suddenly it occurred to me that maybe there is a Bomber with a son, grandson, nephew, etc. that needs about month's work, and that the Bomber would be willing to recommend. (Sorry if this sounds sexist, but a lot of this work will require testosterone- fueled strength -- lifting stuff, etc -- so really do need a guy for most of it.) There would be free room and board, and the pay would be above minimum wage. This would be on the same basis as hiring a neighbor to mow the law -- that is to say no taxes will be taken out and no 1099 will be prepared. The work will include such things as doing some fence repair, hauling junk out of the garage, pruning, etc. So it's overall clean-up, fix-up kind of stuff. Anything he needs to do that he doesn't know how to do, he would be taught. No heavy equipment operation, etc. required. The person needs to be willing to work diligently, follow directions, be willing to ask questions if he needs clarification, and stay focused on the job(s) at hand. He will be working alone on certain jobs, so he needs to have a good work ethic. It's okay if he wears headphones to listen to his Ipod when he's working on a task -- so long as he can listen to music and work hard, too. :-) The job list would be ready for him when he arrived, although I could discuss it in general with him in advance. Then he could decide how many hours a day to put in (8 or more), in order to get it done -- given the limitations of dark coming early as related to outdoor jobs. We would expect a minimum of 40 hours/week ... but if he wanted to work more to get through the jobs faster and be done with everything sooner (so he could he get back home) that would be okay, too. He would have his own room with DVD and VHS player. We don't have TV out here, but we do have high-speed internet, if he wanted to bring his own computer ... or perhaps use one of ours in his room. He would need his own transportation if he wanted to be able to leave the farm during off-hours. It's a 1/2 hour drive to Lewiston, which is no metropolis, but does have multi-plex theaters, etc. It takes about 50 - 60 minutes to get to Moscow/Pullman where there is more going on, of course. No smoking in the house (would prefer non-smoker, but that is not required.) No drugs, period. We drink wine with dinner, so light drinking is okay. Think that basically covers it. Would like to have someone who could start by mid-January. Please e-mail me direct if you have someone to suggest. Would like to hear from you first, before you put the guy in touch with me. Thanks, fellow Bombers. And a Blessed Christmas to all! -Lynn-Marie Hatcher Peashka ('68) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Don Sorenson (NAB) To All Bombers, 1949 705 Building Christmas Trees. Could be some Bomber parents in there somewhere. -Don Sorenson (NAB) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 12/24/07 ~ CHRISTMAS EVE ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 10 Bombers and Don Sorenson sent stuff: Phil Belcher ('51), Dave Rhodes ('52wb) Larry Mattingly ('60), Helen Cross ('62) Dave Sowden ('62wb & '63wb), Donni Clark ('63) Dena Evans ('64), Nancy Mallory ('64) Pam Ehinger ('67), Lynn-Marie Hatcher ('68) Don Sorenson (NAB) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marilyn Groff ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dave Miller ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Art Schafer ('70) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Phil Belcher ('51) Re: Chinese Gardens My recollection is that there was a club called the Chinese Gardens in the Kennewick Hilands. They had a dance floor, slot machines and such. I managed to get in a number of times even if I was only 19! I thought it was a neat thing and took several dates there. Re: All Bombers Calendar I've gotten in every time that I have tried. I also have McAfee. Re: Mountain Goats We lived just North of Wishram and I used to see the goats on the cliffs by the winery every day. One was shot, they think by Indians in the '90s. I've found it surprising that a small town (125 including dogs) would have so many Bombers that have lived there at various times. We fought an old ranch home, (well old in some ways, it was built in 1953) just north of Wishrams Heights. The barn was "pegged" and it was a very nice place to live. I had a shooting range west of the house with targets up to 100 yards. We shot into the hills so no danger of hurting anyone. The only reason we moved was due to medical problems that my wife had. Otherwise we'd still be there. Merry Christmas to all. -Phil Belcher ('51) ~ west Pasco where it is 27 with no wind and looks as if we'll not have a white Christmas. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dave Rhodes ('52wb) Merry Christmas to all Bombers everywhere. I hope that you will be as lucky as I am to be spending this great event with my family including all of my grandchildren. Let us all say a little prayer for all those who are defending freedom around the world. -Dave Rhodes ('52wb) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Larry Mattingly ('60) Re: Greetings of the season At last, my first white Christmas in at least 30 years. I am in Anchorage,AK about to fly out to Dutch Harbor/Unalaska to do their New Years display. It warmed up to 20 above today and there are a few inches of snow. We had a couple of flurries yesterday and today, but nothing to call real snow. I spoke with a friend at Dutch Harbor yesterday and the weather is about normal. High winds, low temps, blowing snow, and deep drifts. He said other than that it has been kind of nice lately. Small world stuff, turns out the man is from the Quincy, WA area and I used to hunt ducks and pheasants on his uncle's land. To all Bombers and their families everywhere I wish you a very happy Christmas and a healthy and prosperous New Year. -J Larry Mattingly ('60) ~ From Anchorage AK and listening to fireworks popping on the next street over. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) Want to wish my fellow grads, Craig Lansing, Bill Blankingship, and Sheila Stambaugh (all '62) Happy Birthday, and the best of luck and prayers to Larry Holloway ('64) on your surgery at Sacred Heart in Spokane today. It is a good hospital with good people. And again a very Merry Christmas, may you be with those you love and Blessings for peace in 2008. -Helen Cross Kirk ('62) ~ Grandview, IN with blue skies and 40, and no snow on the horizon. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dave Sowden ('62wb & '63wb) Re: Larry Holloway ('64) Anyone in the Spokane area that can keep me updated on Larry's condition would sure be appreciated. He lost his wife (Barbara) of 40 years just a few months ago and now is facing a 5-bypass surgery. He's been a loyal friend for well over fifty years. I have many good memories and a few bad ones from the good old days with him. We don't see each other much now days but he and Barbara were always the highlight of our trips through the Richland area. We are not ready to say our final good by yet. He's a quality guy that is worthy of some of that Bomber support I have read about it the Sandstorm. -Dave Sowden (Wb '62-'63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Donni Clark Dunphy ('63) Dear Bomber family and friends: First I want to say some thank yous. Thank you Ruth Miles Bruns ('59) for the cookie recipe. It was yummy and I found another one that has egg white in it that works well too so both my grandchildren can eat it! Thank you Linda Barott Rodriguez ('71) for the snow picture. What a wonderful memory of your wedding day! And thank you Don Sorenson (NAB) for all of the wonderful Christmas pictures you sent in. I love seeing the old pictures! Marilyn "Em" De Vine ('52) wrote in and shared how she divided up her jewelry with her girls. What a great idea! And an added tip on that I found in the Christmas issue of Hallmark magazine for making ornaments out of old jewelry. We have been busy as all of you I am sure, enjoying the Christmas season with family and grandchildren. We have a lovely guest in our home this season. Our son met this girl on line from South Africa and she is staying in our home until January 5th. She was a captain on the Police Force for l5 years in Durbin, South Africa and now teaches school in a convent for the last 4 years. She is so much fun and enjoying us as much as we are getting to know her. Last week my husband and I went to see the Andy Williams Christmas Show. He took us on a sentimental journey, through tears and laughter, during the show and ended with his biggest hit, "Moon River". Now that was a "Memory Maker"! I love to hear about all of your favorite things to do during the holidays so I will share with you one of mine. I love to go in the front room (have been doing this since I was a little girl) when everyone else is asleep and the fire is still flickering and the lights are still on (Mom is usually the last to bed). I love to lay on the rug or couch and just let all of those sugarplum memories dance in my head. I see my grandma, the stockings she made for me and my sister hang over the fireplace. Her Santa Boot's cookie holders, her Santa Cookie jar, her red pipe cleaner poinsettias and many of her ornaments still fill my room. She was the most loving person in my life. I can see my parents and sister, I have lots of ornaments left from home also, the little plastic red Santa that fit over a bulb and the little bird on the branch have a prominent spot right in the front. I can remember all the tinsel we hung on the tree one strand at a time and they had to be straight! I can hear Mom's singing and remember me dragging my dad off the couch to dance with me when Lawrence Welk was on. I can smell the cookies baking and remember the great anticipation waiting to see what Santa would bring on Christmas morning. My parents made a loving and warm home. Of course memories of my own children fill the room. Their hands made of felt are hanging still (I have given them all of their ornaments now) but I remember all the times I made them string popcorn, and we watched the "Waltons", Charlie Brown and other cartoon Christmas specials, made cards for others, baked sugar-cookies, went caroling and to their Christmas plays and recitals. These are just a few of my memories not to mention all of the wonderful Richland Day's memories that I will hold in my heart forever. It is a peaceful time to relax and remember with a grateful heart all I have had and have now. And last but not least my eyes travel to the manger. We had about 4 when the kids were little. We started with one we bought for our family, and then along the way I received my grandmother's, and then the children bought me a piece every year of the "Precious Memories" one and then they made me one. But it is my grandmother's large one I love so much. We hide Baby Jesus every year so the grandchildren can find Him on Christmas Eve and then we have a birthday cake for Him to celebrate His birthday. This is the reason for this season for these wonderful Holy days we call holidays. I pray you all have room in your heart for Jesus this year and God bless each and every one of you and Merry Christmas to you all. And for those of you who do not celebrate Christmas, very happy holidays to you also. I will turn out the lights now and say "Good Night, sleep tight, don't let the Bed Bugs Bite, see you in the Morning Light!" -Donni Clark Dunphy ('63) ~ From the little house in La Mirada, CA where we are having a cold Christmas and I love it, snow on the mountain tops. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dena Evans ('64) To: Larry Holloway ('64) My dearest Larry. We will all have you in our thoughts and prayers on today. Deedee Willox Loiseau ('64) has kept me informed of your health. Make sure that we stay informed on how you are doing. I hope that the next time we hear from YOU, you will be home, safe and sound, in your own bed, with the Bomber family there to take care of you. I love you and, of course, Jazzy girl too. Have as Merry a Christmas as possible my good friend. Wish I could be there, but will be up in a flash when you get home. -Dena Evans ('64) ~ Portland, OR is raining, as usual for this time of the year. Have my family here for while, so the weather is pure sunshine. These grandchildren and great grandchild really make life brighter. Of course their Moms aren't too bad either. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Nancy Mallory Johnson ('64) To: Gary Behymer ('64) Just wanted to say how much I enjoyed the YouTube web links about the early days of Richland/Hanford [12/22/07 Sandstorm]. I looked at every bit of it. It's such fun to tell people that I'm from the desert part of WA state (have to add "state" for some folks). Also tell them I didn't know what my Dad did -- only that he worked for G.E. Have a Merry Christmas everyone! -Nancy Mallory Johnson ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Pam Ehinger (Blue Ribbon Class of '67) Re: The Gratitude Campaign Maren, Was wondering if this would be something that the Sandstorm might like to publish! Merry Christmas! Bombers rule, Pam Ehinger (Blue Ribbon Class of '67) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Lynn-Marie Hatcher Peashka ('68) Dear Sandstorm Friends, Re: An e-greeting from Lynn-Marie To view your e-greeting, simply click on the following Web address; otherwise, copy/paste or type it into your Web browser at any time over the next year: -Lynn-Marie Hatcher Peashka ('68) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Don Sorenson (NAB) Re: 1949 - Dorm Christmas Party To All Bombers, These are photos from one of the dorms. Which one I do not know. -Don Sorenson (NAB) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 12/25/07 ~ MERRY CHRISTMAS ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers and Don Sorenson sent stuff: John Adkins ('62), Dave Hanthorn ('63) Carol Converse ('64), Linda McKnight ('65) Betti Avant ('69), Don Sorenson (NAB) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** MERRY CHRISTMAS to ALL BOMBERS and happy birthday to my old friend, Larry Bowls and also happy birthday to Jimmy Buffett -Maren BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Larry Bowls ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jay Coates ('72wb) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: John Adkins ('62) Re: Merry Christmas to all and to all . . . . I received a copy of the book "Stolen Valor" by B.G. Burkett and Glenna Whitley, and have started to read it - I highly recommend it to anyone who has wondered about inflated tales of valor, and medals that may or may not have been earned. I ordered mine from Barnes and Noble. Beyond that, it's Christmas Eve Day - I'll be seeing the Grandsons and having a full time smile on my face today and tomorrow. Merry Christmas to you all. -John Adkins ('62) ~ in the beautiful downtown Tri Cities A weather advisory just interrupted me here - we could have a white Christmas. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dave Hanthorn (Gold Medal Class of '63) To: The Gold Medal Class of 1963 and all other Bombers too Re: GMC '63 Marching, Chowder, and Caroling Society Christmas Party Sorry to be a little late in getting an entry into the Sandstorm expressing the great joy we had in seeing some of the wonderful folks from the great Class of '63 at the GMC Marching, Chowder, and Caroling Society Christmas Party in Olympia on the 15th. Seems the older we get, the more important these ties to our past become. Even though this event has been going on for more than twenty years, this year was somehow the first time I managed to get there. You can bet I will be there next year though, cause I missed out on the chowder this year *grin*. Here are some pictures I took and some by Jimbeaux (GMC '63) (note to David Rivers ('65), there are some good shots of some of your favorite Bomber Babes in there): A special thanks to Maren ('63 & '64) for getting all the right names in all the right places on these photos. You are the best, old friend, I never could have done it myself. I want to wish ALL Bombers of every faith and belief a wonderful holiday season and a happy and prosperous New Year to all of you and yours, -Dave Hanthorn (GMC '63) ~ from sunny but cold Mercer Island where Noi and I are staying snug and warm in the new house **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Carol Converse Maurer ('64) Larry Holloway ('64) You are in my prayers and thoughts today [12/24], as you are in having surgery. I just know all will be well and you will be able to go home, getting stronger and stronger with each day. Donni Clark Dunphy ('63) Your remembrance of Christmas pasts set me to thinking of all the Christmas pasts for myself as well. Thank you for the memories of yours. To all Bombers and their families everywhere Have a very Merry Christmas and a very happy New Year. -Carol Converse Maurer (Magic Class of '64) - Eureka, CA where the sun is trying to shine for the first time in a few days. Lots of rain we've been having a very heavy frost a couple mornings. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Linda McKnight Hoban ('65) MERRY CHRISTMAS TO EVERYONE!!!! Here we are just hours away from Christmas Day!! I wish all Bombers, families and friends a very merry Day... My best friend, Donna Fredette ('65) says that they say "Happy Christmas" in London, England. And, don't anyone peek at their presents early. I remember one Christmas when we lived on Torbett, I found wrapped presents and I peeked at them, and I got the stomach flu on Christmas Eve... the worst punishment you could ever have. I was sooooo sick... bleh!! Christmas Hugs and Kisses (under the mistletoe) -Linda McKnight Hoban ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Betti Avant ('69) Re: Greetings I'd like to wish everyone a blessed holiday season and may Santa bring you what you wish for. I spent Saturday the 22nd with family and friends in Puyallup. There were 3 generations plus a great aunt (me), a future step grandmother, and some family friends. It was a birthday for one of Robert Avant's ('69) grandsons (#1BD) and cameras were really popping. The birthday boy is the one on the far right. -Betti Avant ('69) ~ Lacey, WA where we are supposed to be wet rather than white for Christmas **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Don Sorenson (NAB) Re: More Old Christmas photos To: All Bombers Merry Christmas!! -Don Sorenson (NAB) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 12/26/07 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bomber sent stuff: Dick McCoy ('45) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Vera Smith ('58) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dick McCoy ('45) To: Dave Brusie ('51) and sister Thank you for your kind birthday wishes. Every time I think of the Class of 1945, I remember your wonderful sister Bonnie ('45 RIP). Last December 14th Maren saluted my birthday. I don't know where she gets all those birthdays, but she does. On that day I became an octogenarian, which is a lot harder to spell than old goat, but it's classy. Merry Christmas to all! as Tim said. -Dick McCoy from the Merry Class of 1945 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 12/27/07 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Dave Brusie ('51), David Rivers ('65) Robert Avant ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marilyn Schultz ('52) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jeannine Hughes ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sharon Chapman ('57) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Patti Eckert ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ray Nelson ('70) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dave Brusie ('51) To: Dick McCoy ('45) Thank you for the kind words, and Merry Christmas to you and a Happy New Year. -Dave Brusie ('51) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David Rivers ('65) Re: Stuff I hope EVERYBODY had a Merry Christmas and if you don't celebrate that holiday had a wonderful holiday time of the year... I personally celebrate Christmas and enjoyed every minute of it... I have a teeny tiny bone to pick with the lovely Mary Lou ('63)... she sent "some" pictures to number 32 ('63) and me of the GMC '63 Marching, Chowder, and Caroling Society Gathering... BUT, she did not send all of them... a HUGE thanks to Dave Hanthorn ('63) for sending the unedited version to the Sandstorm... It seems the divine Ms ML failed to send the close up shots of her... funny how we all tend to do that... remember picking out pictures (proofs) for the yearbook and your mom telling you to pick this one or that one because "it looks just like you" or "I see that look on your face all the time"... Course mom's choices were the ones with your tongue sticking out or your buck teeth showing... Mom... I don't want them to remember how I looked... I want them to remember me as I "thought" I looked... that cool little sneer or that little twinkle in my eye... heh heh heh... eat yer hearts out girls 40 years from now (then) when you look back and see just how cool I really was and what you missed... (hoping nobody comes up with a bunch of old snaps that show me as mom remembered me)... So with that said I Just hope all you Bombers had a great Christmas time and hope that Mr. Blankingship and Mr. Lansing ('62 & '62) will forgive my omission on the 23rd in not wishing them HAPPY BIRTHDAY... I was in trial all week and was just beat at the end of each day... Peace and Love Dudes and Dudettes! Be excellent to one another! -David Rivers ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Robert Avant ('69) Re: First chance I need to thank my sister Betti ('69) for capturing the chaos that I was gladly part of with all (6) grandchildren and all (3) children present in the pictures. It was the best Christmas ever for this "ole man" and I hope all of yours were just as good. BTW, it is the first time we have all been together at once and while the first time can never be repeated, any subsequent times are just as cool. -Robert Avant ('69) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 12/28/07 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bomber sent stuff: Gloria Falls Evans ('58) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ron Stephens ('56) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Robyn Richardson ('78) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gloria Falls Evans ('58) Re: Anniversary Dec 31 Gloria Falls Evans ('58) & Jim Evans (Crafton, PA) -Gloria Falls Evans ('58) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 12/29/07 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Roy Ballard ('63) John Fletcher ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kathy Wersen ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Chuck Lange ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dot Egeland ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Hannah Lee ('94) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Roy Ballard ('63) Re: Wall of Fame Inductees We, the Wall of Fame committee are looking for a group of grads who will be inducted into the Wall of Fame sometime after the first of the year. Hopefully near basketball tournament time. The young people for soccer are: Heather Tomsick ('93); Cindy Spencer ('93); Alyssa Fishback ('94); Sara Moore ('94); Elizabeth Heaston ('95); Alisa Miller ('95); Jose Herra ('02); Lorrie Conrad ('03); Britney Duggar ('04); Rachael Lowe ('06); Karen Heaston ('0?); Hope Solo ('98); Jessie Delucchi ('98); Cynthia Atencio ('98); Renae Ransdell ('00); and Haley McCoy ('??). For Football: Jeremy Bohanon ('01); Jeff Stowe ('01); Kevin Neill ('01); Ryan Brooks ('99); Ryan Lukson ('00) Tennis: Amanda Taylor ('04) Golf: Zack Bixler ('04) Track: Kayla Mckeirnan ('07) Cross Country: Brandi McCoy ('01) Gymnastics: Gary Riese ('61) Baseball: Tyler Thompson ('07); Nick Leid ('07); Jeremy Stumetz ('06); Tyler Cheney ('05); Kyle Conley ('05); Brain Gana ('04); David Hedden ('04); Lance Frisbey ('02); Jake Muyco ('02); Travis Buck ('02); David J Hanson ('99); and Steve Mortimer ('99). Softball: Amber Alford ('96); Kelli Smith ('99); Ashley Richards ('01); Morgan Richeson ('03); and Nina Doane ('03) Also coaches will be; Phil Neill ('66); Dale Hill, Dave Bennett, Rex Davis ('49), Rod Ostbow, and Bob Elsensohn. If anyone would have addresses for any of these people you can contact Roy Ballard at I will be gone from the 12th of December until the 9th of January. Thank you very much. There are also some addresses that we do have and this will pretty much bring the Wall of Fame up to date. We are still working on the guys soccer teams, that has to come from the coach. -Roy Ballard ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: John Fletcher ('64) Hi Bombers, Kathy Wersen Alder (64) has a birthday on December 29th. Please send your salutations to Kathy at: She may not be able to answer you, but she will definitely read and enjoy any notes you send. -John Fletcher ('64) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 12/30/07 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bomber sent stuff: Ray Loescher ('57) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Phil Gant ('54) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ray Loescher ('57) Re: Chuck Curtis ('55) The Tacoma News Tribune carried the following headline in its sports section on December 29th. Josh Dressler breaks Chuck Curtis' 49 year-old PLU record with 48 points as the Lutes claim a 115-108 victory. The story went on to say this was accomplished in a double overtime game. Curtis scored 44 points against Whitworth on February 15, 1958. Curtis holds the Lutes career record with 2,173 points. Chuck Curtis played for Richland in the 1953-1954 and 1954-1955 seasons. In 1955, he lead a balanced Bomber team to fourth place at the state tournament, the first time they ever placed. I was a sophomore then and was privileged to watch this team which included Tom Tracy ('55), Lon Whitner ('55), Tilbert Neal ('56) and my classmate, Norris Brown ('57). They were exciting to watch. The following facts were taken from the book, Bomber Mania. Curtis was named to the state All-Tournament team in 1955. He was the Valley's Most Valuable Player. He was an all All-Valley first team selection along with Tracy. He lead the league in scoring and at the time, established school scoring records for the Bombers. Chuck attended PLU and, under Marv Harshman, lead the Knights to glory in the national NAIA tournament. His was one of the most distinguished careers of all the Bombers. -Ray Loescher ('57) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 12/31/07 ~ NEW YEARS EVE ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Jim McKeown ('53), Derrith Persons ('60) Cathy Geier ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Grace DeVincentis ('50wb) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Wayne Wallace ('50) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Doug Hildebrant ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: John Allen ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gary Grigg ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mikel Boatman ('99) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim McKeown ('53) Re: Chuck Curtis ('55) To: Ray Loescher ('57) Ray, Thanks for the update on The records that Chuck Curtis accomplished at PLU. Also, another Bomber was on that team and was starting guard: Jack Sinderson ('53), who played all 4 years at PLU. -Jim McKeown ('53) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Derrith Persons Dean ('60) Happy New Year!! Lunch time!! Class of '60 and friends Lunch and lots of talk! The first one for 2008 Come on, we'll have a good time!! When? - Saturday, January 5th Time? - 11:30 am Where? - 3 Margaritas, 627 Jadwin, Richland Come on. . . . lets talk! -Derrith Persons Dean ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Cathy Geier ('66) hello everybody from Seattle, I am moved back and getting back into my performing dance. Seattle is looking good for New Year's Eve. It's wonderful to be a child from Tri-Cities with the top notch education we received and for me to move to the big city. Happy New Year All -Cathy Geier ('66) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for 2007!! Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` November, 2007 ~ January, 2008