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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 ~ 03/01/08 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 14 Bombers sent stuff: Gene Keller ('50), Dick Pierard ('52) Curt Donahue ('53), Burt Pierard ('59) Larry Mattingly ('60), Richard Anderson ('60) Stephanie Dawson ('60), Kathy Rathvon ('63) Maren Smyth ('63 & '64), Deedee Willox ('64) Donna Fredette ('65), Linda McKnight ('65) Betti Avant ('69), Susan Lundgren ('82) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Elwin "Gene" Boyle ('64wb) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Anna Durbin ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Patricia Inghram ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sheri Lukins ('75) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Deana Shipman ('77) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gene Keller ('50) Re: Bomber Basketball Bombers win yesterday and we will see what happens today. They are playing good tough basketball for such a small team.. They run a good offense and work their tails off on defense. I hope they win today.. My sister and her husband are with Pat and I and we have the old Bomber spirit. -Gene Keller ('50) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dick Pierard ('52) Tomorrow I am heading out of the country for four weeks in India, but I got my check into the mail for the Richland Players refacing project. Bro Burt ('59) deserves an Order of Shakespeare 1 class with gold oak leaves for his efforts in saving one of the last remnants of the Richland we grew up in. I hope the contributions come in such droves that the post office has to hire an extra person to handle the volume of mail! -Dick Pierard ('52) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Curt Donahue ('53) To: Susan Lundgren ('82) Re: Richland Light Opera Company I don't know about later years, but when I had the comedy lead in "The Vagabond King" in 1954, we played in the Village Theater. That was true also in 1955, when I was in "Oklahoma." (Burt, the check is in the mail.) -Curt Donahue ('53) ~ Federal Way, WA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Burt Pierard ('59) To: Susan Lundgren ('82) Re: Richland Light Opera venues The RLO couldn't have used the Richland Theater during the '60s since it was still being used as a Movie Theater and I imagine the stage was too small for their productions after The Players purchased it in '70-'71. What did they use? Col-Hi and Chief Jo auditoriums. In regards to your question about "Kiss Me, Kate," I had a conversation with Bill Allen (Col-Hi English Teacher from '63-'85) today and he said that he built the set for that production, at Chief Jo. Bomber Cheers, -Burt Pierard ('59) ~ Richland **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Larry Mattingly ('60) Re: Richland Players Ok Burt, you sold me. My check will be in the mail this weekend. I have many great memories of the Richland Players. I worked with them at the Village "behind the scenes" for years. I built sets, did sound effects, and lighting work. I helped build the two extensions on the front of the stage in the Village. I worked with John Orr and later George uhh... Wopat? to get some effective stage lighting installed. We hung two positions on the side walls and cut holes in the ceiling and installed "eyebrow spots". Not very pretty but they were effective. We also worked to keep the rather fractious footlights working. But our real triumph was the SCR light dimming system John Orr designed and I helped build. We spent countless hours on our knees on the rafters of the Village in the attic installing conduit and running wire to finally produce a fairly useful lighting system. I remember we installed a 25 pair cable from the booth up in the back of the theater to both sides of the backstage. It was useful for intercom, and lots of sound effects such as doorbells, phones, and animal noises, birds, dogs, and cats. Lots of fun to have things work as designed. Making a success of the performances at the Village was a mixture of invention, hard work, some surprisingly good acting, and great support from the community. Often the dressing rooms were a freezing cold freight trailer parked outside. I can still remember finding and buying just the right size yellow plastic dishpan for the moon in "Teahouse Of The August Moon". The fine performances by Tom Hunt and Tom Barton made that play. Much credit goes to many, many, people giving beyond the call, time after time, to keep the Players up and running. Not to forget the hours of fun and the satisfaction of a successful run. I hope the Players will stand firm for their home. Thanks Burt for making this effort. It IS worth it. And, like others mentioned, I clearly remember watching the coronation of Elizabeth, Queen of England. Also playing about then was the movie of the first successful climb of Everest. And the 3D movies? I couldn't tell the difference and was several years figuring out that with only one eye I see only a flat picture with nearly no depth. Around the early '60s was the appearance on the screen in Richland, of bare breasts. Not just a flash like seen up until then, but let them all out both at the same time kind of thing. Some well endowed blond in a movie named Promises, or something like that. Yes I did go... with a date, with several couples. It was a daring adventure at the time. Much of my off work time from EFI in the last several months has been devoted to the final efforts to put the finishing touches to the Firelinx Omni firing system and AT LAST, ship the first batch to customers. Over 4 years and $1.5 million invested. The Omni does not use old time-tested designs. We designed and built from scratch, and the result is way beyond the present "state of the art". But they are flawless in the remote and auto-fire performance and are now in use in several states and several countries. The military has several in use in their training operations and say they may come at us with large orders as they are working well beyond expectations. We are still nearly holding our breath and trying not to get too excited. But it appears we may have a success. One interesting thing that came out of this is our radios. We developed a new design of radio with very low power consumption and 950 meters range with flawless performance in areas of moderate to heavy interference. Both transmitter and receiver are on a PC board less then 1 inch square. We certified the radio with the FCC and so anything we install it on is thus FCC certified. Several potential users outside of the pyro industry are negotiation with us at this time. Some of you may not know it but the Bingo equipment industry is going all digital in the next year or so. Gramma may not be able to sing out BINGO any more. Our radios will transmit it from the digital Bingo cards instantly. They are being demonstrated at the Bingo Equipment Expo this next week. We have our collective fingers crossed. I was very sad to hear of the passing of Kathy Rice Veverka ('58). I didn't know her well, but met her several times mostly in the work environment. But she was a kind person and always had a bright smile and can do attitude. I extend my deepest sympathies to Chuck for his loss. I had a great time at Lake Havasu, AZ Presidents' Day weekend. Lots of good fireworks. And I was especially pleased at the number of nice comments about my 50 years in the business. Recognition by one's peers is often the best kind. "Happiness is the sky in bloom" -J Larry Mattingly ('60) ~ From home near Tacoma where it is pouring rain. I can hear the roar of it hitting the skylight in the kitchen. So much for taking pictures tomorrow of the hundreds of crocus in my garden. This kind of rain with beat them into the ground. Hope it ends before Sunday as I want to plant some more roses. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Richard Anderson ('60) Re: Bombers At 2008 State 4A Hoops Tournament This 2008 tournament marks the eighth time that Bombers have lost their first game of the State Hoops Tournament (in 16-team 4-day format: 1947-1963 and 1988-present (from 1964 through 1987 the tournament was an odd combination of regional/finals 2- day/3-day arrangements which hoops junkies HATED)) dating to their first appearance at State in 1947. On the seven previous occasions they were eliminated from the tournament without having a chance to play for a trophy. (In fact, only in 1951 did they win even a single game; the other years they went two-and- through.) This year Bombers are guaranteed either the 5th place, if they win, or 8th place, if they lose, trophy when they play Franklin (which entered the tournament as the second ranked team in the state) at 11:30 this morning. In the Tri-Cities you can listen at KONA-FM (105.3). To get to the 5/8 trophy game they had to bounce back from the first day loss to Bellarmine Prep (66-75) to defeat Prairie (73- 63) on Thursday and Kentridge (63-56) yesterday. This outfit deserves its trophy! If you are in the Tacoma area try to lend the boys your support in person. -Richard Anderson ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Stephanie Dawson Janicek ('60) Re: Richland Light Opera Company (RLOC) I danced in three RLOC productions in the late '50s: "Call Me Madam", "Pajama Game", and "Lil Abner". They all were performed in Chief Jo auditorium. Thirty years later, my daughter Jennifer Janicek Ellison ('90) sang in two productions, "Annie" and "Fiddler on the Roof". Same school/auditorium. I have attended some RLOC productions at Col-Hi, as well (it NEVER will be Richland High to me). I have read that RLOC is the oldest continually running light opera company in the United States. Re: Bomber basketball I still remember as clear as day (and clearer than some) sitting in Hec Edmundsen Pavilion at the state championship in 1958, with Judy Bowen Pies ('60) squeezing and pinching my knee in excitement at the moment of victory. A world-class thrill! Next best thrill was sitting at the 1961 Rose Bowl as my Huskies won that one, too. John Myers ('58-RIP) played in both. My first memories of John were when he played for the Dawson-Richards little league team and regularly hit home runs that broke the bat. Pat Crook ('58), Kurt Jetton (I think) 58?, and Johnny Jetton ('60) were on that team also. Don't remember the others. Mills Meuser was the manager and his assistant was John's dad, Hi Myers. Sat through a lot of those games, too. Re: Richland Theater and others We moved to Richland in March 1949 and lived at 208 Atkins. I joined Marie Phillips' first grade class at Lewis and Clark. In November 1950 we moved to 77 McMurray and I joined Vi Price's third grade class at Jefferson. In those early years I remember going to the Richland Theater see those wonderful Walt Disney movies that were like travelogues about the United States. Also remember seeing The Red Shoes (someone mentioned it). Went to the Village Theater for matinees of Gene Autrey, Roy Rogers, and maybe Buck Rogers (space dude). When I was old enough to go without parents, I nearly always went to the Uptown Theater, where Frank Stiles was always the gracious host in the lobby (I remember the suits). The first movie I remember there was a western with Randolph Scott, my first heart throb! Afterward we would walk to the Spudnut Shop for Spudnut ala mode. Also remember seeing a live ballet (Stars of the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo) at the Uptown that came as part of the local community concert series (I forget the name of the series) in 1951-'52. The stars were Alexandra Danilova and Frederic Franklin, with Alicia Markova, Maria Tallchief, Tamara Toumanova, and other notables, for you ballet buffs. Am sending in my check for the Richland Theater on Friday. Bombers are sooo cool. -Stephanie Dawson Janicek ('60) ~ in Richland, where it was in the high 60s on Thursday with lots of sun. They have been remodeling Col-Hi again, and I hope to drive around the campus on Sunday (no kids, no cars) to see the latest. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Kathy Rathvon ('63) Re: Richland Light Opera My mother (Lois Rathvon) was very involved in Richland Light Opera. She would often choreograph the dance numbers and I danced in a number of the productions, including "Oklahoma" & "The King and I". I can remember as far back as "Finian's Rainbow" and the shows were held at Chief Joseph. It seems it had to do with the size of the stage. -Kathy Rathvon ('63) ~ from Bellevue where it is cloudy, but not raining right now **************************************************************** **************************************************************** From: Maren Smyth ('63 & '64) Re: 2008 Iditarod - Official Iditarod Site - Cabela's Iditarod Site Ceremonial Start 9:45am today. Actual Race begins tomorrow at 2pm Alaska Time This year there are 97 teams. That MIGHT be a record. Each team starts with 16 dogs. That's 1,552 dogs. Or course I'm watching 4-time winner Martin Buser (again). Martin is wearing bib #13 (the bib # that Lance Mackey wore when he won last year). This year one of Martin's sons, Rohn, is also racing. I'd wouldn't mind seeing DeeDee Jonrowe win. DeeDee has never won but has many top 10 finishes. Last year DeeDee broke her pinkie and had to scratch early in the race. Gotta watch 5-time winner Rick Swenson, and 4-time winner Jeff King. I'll also be watching Mitch Seavey, Jim Lanier, Paul Gebhardt, Joe Runyan. I'll probably add a couple of other teams after I watch the ceremonial start later today. Stay Tuned... Bomber Cheers, -Maren Smyth ('64 & '64) ~ Gretna, LA where I'm in a state of organized chaos. New computer (tower) arrived yesterday afternoon and I've been installing software like crazy so I could get the Sandstorm out (I'm late today, huh?). Probably won't sleep till the ceremonial start is finished. Teams leave at roughly 2 minute intervals. this new computer is gonna save me so much time. I won't have to watch that silly hourglass very much now. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Deedee Willox Loiseau ('64) I have a question and I'm sure some of you know the answer: Is there a local (Tri-Cities) attorney or representative who deals with DOE claims? My friend lived in Richland during the 'down winder' years and would like to talk to someone who can help with a claim. Any suggestions? Thanks for your help. -Deedee Willox Loiseau ('64), Burbank, WA, with cool nights and beautiful days **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Donna Fredette ('65) Re: Richland Theatre To: Burt Pierard ('59) Thanks for the tremendous effort to save the Richland Theatre!! I have such wonderful memories of that theatre and remember especially seeing "West Side Story" there with my girl friend and dancing down George Washington Way afterwards while waiting for my Dad to pick us up. I also remember watching "Dracula" there as a young girl with a friend who was so scared that she went next door to read magazines at the drug store while I stayed and watched the movie. I loved Dracula!!! Of course in those days it was very toned down compared to today. My check is in the mail Burt!! Bomber Cheers! -Donna Fredette ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Linda McKnight Hoban ('65) Here it is the first of March, and our next Portland/Vancouver Luncheon is only a few days away. In fact, next Saturday! Please let us know if you can make it, but there will always be room to add more chairs. WHAT: Portland/Vancouver Bomber Luncheon WHEN: March 8, 2008 TIME: 11:30 a.m. WHERE: Red Lion Inn at the Quay, Vancouver, WA with a beautiful view of the Mighty Columbia. RSVP: Linda McKnight Hoban ('65) Lola Heidlebaugh Bowen ('60) Hope we have a big crowd. The more the merrier. The food is good and the company is alway delightful. See you there. Bomber Cheers, -Linda McKnight Hoban ('65) ~ Tigard, OR **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Betti Avant ('69) Re: Richland Light Opera Company When I started going to the Richland Light Opera Company's productions in the mid '60s while in junior high they used Chief Joseph Junior High School. As I recall the Richland Players (a different group) used the Richland Theater that is being renovated. -Betti Avant ('69) ~ Lacey, WA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Susan Lundgren ('82) Re: RLOC theatre Thank-you to all those who responded to my query. The consensus is that RLOC productions were at Chief Jo during the '60s and '70s. I spent a ton of time as a kid with my Mom at the Chief Jo auditorium during the late '60s and into the '70s during of any number of rehearsals and preparations for various productions. After I thought it about some more last night, it is likely the RLOC, Richland Ballet Theatre, and the millions of other things she was involved in probably all run together in my memory as they were mostly all at the same auditorium. I had thought perhaps some of it might have been at the Richland Theatre, though perhaps some of it was as well. I have a quick small world story: My sister and I were cruising in the Mediterranean a few years back. It was a smaller ship, not one of the big huge well-known cruise line ships. As we were milling about waiting to disembark to one of the islands, we could not help but to overhear the people next to us discussing Richland. My sister being the more outgoing us two, introduced herself and sure enough, they knew us. Said they remembered us being in tow with our Mom when she was involved in "theatre" in Richland in the '70s. The conversation left me thinking it was the Richland Players / Richland Theatre based productions. -Susan Lundgren ('82) ~ Anchorage, AK where it could snow again ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/02/08 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Laura Dean Kirby ('55), Carol Converse ('64), Cathy Geier ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: John Adkins ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Laura Dean Kirby Armstrong ('55) Re: Recent entries I can hold off no longer with my own comments and memories about the Richland Theater. The first theater I went to when we landed here in 1948 was the North Star in the grand trailer camp of North Richland. My mother taught at John Ball and I attended sixth grade there. In 1949 we were allowed to move into town because my dad worked for the company as a fireman. We got a prefab at 503 Sanford. Through the years I have lived at five different locations on that same street! Anyway.... the Richland theater was a pretty regular stop on Saturdays. We would go to the drug store first and get warm peanuts out of the hot case, and usually I had a Firestick as well. I remember my room being covered in movie star photos of Farley Granger, Joanne Drew, Tab Hunter, Natalie Wood and Troy Donahue. I certainly remember the first 3-D movie I saw, "House Of Wax" with Vincent Price and a very young Charles Bronson. Now THAT was SCARY! I was in the first production of RLOC, The Mikado. I sadly can not remember where the production took place. It was a very small part, dancing as one of the three maids. Thanks to the beautiful, graceful and talented Lois Rathvon, Kathy's ('63) mother, I did my little performance. Lois was such a big influence in my life and I danced several places in things she put together to entertain folks. I performed at the Atomic Frontier Days talent show at Bomber Field in 1949-'50 and prior to that when it was in Riverside Park, now known as Howard Amon. What a unique and wonderful town in which to come of age. It's not the same. I already sent my check to the Players last week. Yesterday I had my nails done and just for fun I had them painted green, as I was wearing a green shirt with gold stripes. I went on to the tannery and when the desk clerk saw my nails, I asked if I could get a discount for being a "Bomber". The reply was, "Only if you have your ASB Card." I said if I still had that it would be golden by now! Go Bombers!! -Laura Dean Kirby Armstrong ('55) ~ Still in Richland where we are having great Spring weather. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Carol Converse Maurer (Magic Class of '64) To: Susan Lundgren ('82) Re: Richland Light Opera venues They were held in the mid '50s to early '60s at least at Chief Jo. Gail Plee Woodward ('64) and her mom, me and my mom would go to the productions there. Carol Converse Maurer (Magic Class of '64) ~ Eureka, CA The sun is really trying to stay out, but I see the dark clouds taking over. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Cathy Geier ('66) Hello Everyone, Maren, Thank you for the info on the Iditarod. I enjoy following this. Dear Everyone, When is someone going to bring my stuff over from Richland to Seattle? I am so busy creating a life here I don't know for sure when I will be back, The Women of Wisdom Conference went very well. The poetry wall which was my responsibility was well received and I got several compliments for my creative idea of a collaborative poem. I have job interviews this coming week. I completed all the requirements for one major professional organization (education) and am continuing with those intense requirements from others.. and also getting a small part time job for fun to tide me a bit while I stay patient. I am taking my beloved dance classes, as many as I can. My house sitting is going well.. so far I am at my 4th home and people like what I do in the areas of gardening, security.. etc. I will be volunteering for the Seeds of Compassion week, April 11-15, when the Dali Lama comes to Seattle.. there is a full week of very important events and I will do as much as I can with this. Some programs such as Roots of Empathy, are being used in the public schools to foster good communication and to prevent bullying. I am very excited about this as many anti- bullying programs have left me a bit cold as they seemed to focus on anti! rather than internal change of individuals. More on this later. Remember that I worked in Seattle School District for 12 years and long before that in Highline School District where in both there were some problems with bullying as well as at times problems between diverse groups.. Then 2 weeks after that I will be a dance site facilitator for the International World Rhythm Festival.. that is wondrous to me. I get to spend the 4 days all day in the dance area with responsibilities of hosting, troubleshooting etc. and dancing with my favorite dance instructors and many enthusiastic participants. This dance is primarily African Dance in the past, but there will likely be some belly dancing and possibly some Middle Eastern dancing instruction. Come! It's free at the Seattle Center. Bombers, of course, will understand the need to donate to assist with expenses, I hope. OK Now! Why don't we Bombers who live in the Seattle area have a monthly Bomber luncheon? Please contact me if you are interested in having one. Since I am still getting settled I need to have it near my areas... Greenlake, Wallingford, Wedgwood/ Sincerely, -Cathy Geier ('66) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/03/08 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers sent stuff: Dick McCoy ('45), Mike Clowes ('54), Terri Royce ('56) Judy Cameron ('60), Richard Anderson ('60), Susan Baker ('64) Leona Eckert ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Monique Mangold ('80) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Trevor Hay ('09) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Steven Piippo ('09) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Jon Boisoneau ('67) & Vicki Gill ('68) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dick McCoy ('45) Re: Theater My earliest recollection of the Richland theater was when it opened in late 1943. It was not yet finished so there were scaffolds going up the side to install the siding. It didn't take long for us kids to discover that the trip to the top included a hatch in the roof to gain entry. Once in the attic, one made his way to the rear of the building to stairs going down behind the screen. After about the third time we used the scam our flashlite went out and it was plenty dark. Bob Snap, (WB RIP) promptly stepped off the catwalk and thru the ceiling. He caught himself betWeen joists, and Ed Johnson ('46 RIP) and I quickly hauled him up and evacuated. What a stir ensued. The ceiling tiles had come raining down, and the place was closed for a few days. If the population knew who we were we would have been tarred and feathered. Principal Trowbridge called an assembly and said he knew the perps were students so he demanded that the guilty step forward. Fat Chance. Somehow the cops knew who did it, but we never broke. The manger of the theater was a nice old man named Faye Honey, who spent most of his time repelling other boarders who snuck in with many engenious plots, (but not thru the roof) including the release of pigeons in the back door, and for a long time, thru the window in the men's restroom. So, in order to set things straight after all these years, I will send a few bucks to Burt Pierard ('59) to pay for those ceiling tiles. . -A repentant Dick McCoy ('45) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) Re: Wine Tasting and Auction Just to let you know that the Bomber Class of 2008 is going to have a whale of a party. The Auction party generated a nice gross of $15,000. This would be considerably more than the $125.00 for a "Kegger at The Beach" back in the day. But then, ya got your refund of $40.00 if you returned the keg and equipment. Word has it that this may be the last one as other events are transpiring as we speak about not having a time or place to do another one. Thanks to all those who contributed time, effort and prizes and especially to those who make the purchases. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) ~ it was sunny all the way back to Mount Angel, OR **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Terri Royce Weiner ('56) Re: Luncheon in Seattle To: Cathy Geier ('66) A Seattle luncheon would be wonderful -- and I live in Wallingford -- so it could be convenient to both of us. I know even those in Bellevue, and elsewhere nearby, would be happy to drive over to "play" with other Bombers. Your schedule sounds as if you could use a relaxing luncheon -- let's do it! -Terri Royce Weiner ('56) ~ Where we're off to the sunny dog park to run kinks out of our legs. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Judy Cameron Ayers ('60) Re: Village Theater The Village Theater has been very close to my heart in all my growing up years. I can remember one 3D movie we saw there that scared the socks off us was "The Wax Museum" in about 1950 or so. I remember we had to walk home in the dark after that movie and we were terrified! Most of the time however, we saw TWO westerns in one afternoon for 12 cents. My brother, Jock ('58), and I would go home and, with the neighborhood kids on McMurray and Willis, we would reenact the movie. We all had great cap guns and holsters to shoot up everyone we could. Remember the great smell of cap guns? Then as the years went by and the Village Theater went into disrepair, my parents, Marge and Doug Cameron, along with the Bradleys, Beardsleys, Seeburgers, Shortesses, Bergdahls and many, many others worked very hard to convert the old theater to live theater and thus was born the Village Players. I would love it if others involved with this venture would write in so that I can recall all the families involved. I can remember how excited they all were to actually have live theater in Richland and the many parties that ensued celebrating the event. It seemed our parents did not need much of an excuse to party back then but this was as good as they come. My mom was in many of the plays throughout the years. She also loved directing the plays. Her love was the theater, along with the Allied Art Group, so I constantly felt her enthusiasm for the arts. In fact one play "I Remember Mama" our entire family was in it back in 1952. Mom also directed Tom Hunt ('60) along with Tom Barton in the "Teahouse of the August Moon". They were fabulous! Remember when the Richland Players did "The Diary of Ann Frank"? What a great play that was. In the early '50s Mom hung a huge blue velvet curtain in our basement so we neighborhood kids could have plays and have the rest of the neighborhood in to watch the plays for 3 cents. The only props we had were two crowns (king and princess crowns) and a blue velvet robe with scepter. Our imaginations went wild as Mom guided us to making up stories about kings and queens and toads, etc. Who needed TV? Who needed WiiFi? Not us! Mom is now 94 years old and living in assisted living in Santa Barbara. She has directed one act plays there among the residents, as well as having an art show on the premises. Don't think she will ever lose her spunk! When I told her about the demise of the village theater and how it needs a facelift she immediately wanted to contribute so a check is on the way from her (and us too)! -Judy Cameron Ayers ('60) ~ Goodyear, AZ where it is in the 70s, perrrrfect for golf! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Richard Anderson ('60) Re: Bomber Hoopster Birthdays Happy b'day to current Bomber hoopsters Trevor Hay and Steven Piippo (both '09) who get birthday cupcakes today. -Richard Anderson ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Susan Baker ('64) I played violin in the orchestra for Light Opera at Chief Jo starting in the Fall of 1958. Two years later, I joined the chorus. I know that I was going to Light Opera productions at Chief Jo before that time. The Village Theater was still housing Richland Players in 1970. I don't remember when it moved to the Richland theater. I do remember attending a couple of plays there in the mid '80s. My parents were manning the ticket window at the Village theater the day before my daughter was born and that was Sept 8, 1968. Someone in the players should have a record of when the Players moved to the Richland theater. -Susan Baker Hoover ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Leona Eckert ('65) Monica Thornton Hayes ('65) -- Happy Birthday ole lady! Sorry I didn't think to do this yesterday. Hope the day was fun. Do you realize if we just transposed the numbers we would be 16 again? Don't think I'd really care to redo 16 at this time, but hey, it's a thought! -Leona Eckert ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/04/08 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers sent stuff: Richard Roberts ('49), Ken Heminger ('56wb), Burt Pierard ('59), Helen Cross ('62), Gary Behymer ('64), David Rivers ('65) Louise Moyers ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ruth Patty ('56) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Vicki Gill ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Nancy Bishop ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim Wingfield ('71) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Richard "Dick" Roberts ('49) To: Dick McCoy ('45) Great theater story! Cheers, -Richard "Dick" Roberts ('49) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ken Heminger ('56wb) Re: Richland Theater I too have many fond memories of the Richland, Village, North Star and Uptown theaters, I also had the privilege of being in the first crew to work at the Star View Drive in. We were making 50 cents an hour then. I also made the opening night of the Uptown theater. That was equivalent to going into one of those swank casinos in Vegas at the time. Wow... Talk about plush...!! Anyway, to help preserve what little is left of our life of that era, the check is in the mail... -Ken Heminger ('56wb) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Burt Pierard ('59) Re: Historical references for The Richland Players, Richland & Village Theaters, & Richland Light Opera First I'll talk about the Richland Light Opera Company which is the subject I know the least about. Somebody had written in saying that they had heard that the RLOC was the oldest Light Opera company in the country. Apparently, in the live theater business, "Oldest" is equated to "Continuously Running." Even though RLOC debuted in 1949, there were a couple of seasons that they were unable to hold any productions, thus "Broken Service." I do not know what their Continuous Run streak is, but they do have a 60th birthday coming up next year. Their initial productions were held at Col-Hi Auditorium until Chief Jo opened in 1951. Anecdotally, I have heard that they had at least one production at the Village Theater sometime during the period of The Players rental of that facility (season of '58-'59 through the season of '69-'70). The Village Players formed on March 10, 1944 and held their 1st production on May 27, 1944 at the brand new Col-Hi Auditorium (old vets say they had to clean Construction Dust off the set immediately before the show). They were also referred to as The Richland Village Players (Richland Village was the name Du Pont gave our humble town) until incorporating as The Richland Players in 1947. The Players were in continuous production at several venues (Col-Hi Auditorium, Spalding Auditorium, & Chief Jo Auditorium) until settling in their 1st permanent home by renting the Village Theater during the '58-'59 season. They purchased the Richland Theater during the '70-'71 season. By virtue of their "Unbroken Service," The Richland Players are officially recognized as "The Longest Continuously Running Community Theater in Washington State." The Richland Theater opened for business on Feb. 17, 1944. About the time construction was completed, Du Pont realized that the Richland Village projected size was growing such that one theater would not suffice and started building Richland Theater No. 2 (from the identical plans) on the east side of Geo. Wash. Way, just north of the Howard Amon Building. It opened as the Village Theater on March 16, 1945. Bomber Cheers, -Burt Pierard ('59) ~ Richland Richland Players Historian **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) Maren, I always love your reporting on the Iditarod race. To think we have 2 connections in the governor being one of our own's child, and a couple from Omak in Washington. Some year I hope to see it being raced, but as always, I'm not sure when. -Helen Cross Kirk ('62) ~ from Grandview, IN on the Ohio River, where it has been up to 70 the past 24 hours, but they are still predicting 7" of snow starting Tuesday night. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Helen - The Freking couple isn't from Omak, but there is one rookie from Omak (Gene L. Smith). Gene Smith is one number ahead of Blake Freking... the announcer just read it wrong and I didn't check it out. The Frekings each has their own team, but they are running together. -Maren] **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary Behymer ('64) Re: Freedom Rock -Gary Behymer ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David Rivers ('65) Re: New Gig I don't want to jinks this but I am pretty excited... I'm also pretty groggy from riding all night (10 pm to 8 am) with Las Vegas' finest on a ride along... was a pretty cool night... My "partner" said Saturday night was more action packed... 3 shootings and 2 chases... but we made a couple of arrests and stuff so I got to go to the jail and see the bookings... one of the booking cops told me I had come at the right time (we got there around 3 am after leaving a shooting victim who wasn't shot... just high on coke with home made gang bandages covering fake wounds at the ER)... I asked him why... he said Vice would be coming in at 4... they did right on que with a long... long string of... uh... hmmmm (is there a PC word for hooker?) ladies in short dresses low tops and spikey heels... some how Terry Davis (Knox '65) name came up... (you talk about lots of stuff during a 10 hour ride)... my partner was only 40... but old in comparison to the others... anyway when I mentioned Terry's name he lit up and said "I loved him on Tour of Duty and St. Elsewhere"... so anyway... the topic of this story is that several days ago Terry was asked to read as a replacement on Days of our Lives... they loved him and he had a screen test today... when he arrived the casting director told him he looked elegant... not bad for a kid from Richland... So... that's the news... I wish him luck... when he first got called he suggested that "maybe this will make up for Monk"... I didn't let him off that easy... But I am proud of my friend... I'm sure you are too... it has been a hard road back but... maybe... just maybe... Here's a picture from his phone before the test. -David Rivers ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Louise Moyers ('65) Hey Monica! Happy birthday!! Many memories indeed. Wishing all is well, and please let me know how Mom is doing. I see her name each week in the church bulletin and think of her. -Louise Moyers ('65) ~ Richland where it is very windy today (how unusual) but sunny. Spring is not far behind. ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/05/08 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Margo Compton ('60), Linda Reining ('64), Kevin Quane ('77) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Margo Compton Lacarde ('60) Re: Richland Light Opera How well I remember dancing in a number of Light Opera productions in the early '60s. I was married and had kids. The one I loved best was "Camelot". I would have to bring my kids to rehearsals sometime because I could not always get a babysitter. My kids knew every word in every song in "Camelot". Did some others and these were some of the best times of my life. Also do some back stage work for the Richland Players. If I had not left Richland, I bet I would still be doing it. Sending check. -Margo Compton Lacarde ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Linda Reining ('64) to:David Rivers('65) re:Terry(Davis)Knox('65) thanks for letting us know the good news about Terry's possible gig on Days of Our Lives(I watched it from the day it debuted in '65)----that used to be my favorite soap opera, but quit watching it about 5 years ago---might just have to start up, again. *grin* you said "lawyer Terry", so now, I will have to figure out which lawyer on the show he is taking the part of. *grin* only lawyer I remember is Mickey Horton. by the way, speaking of Monk----since he didn't get the part, I have never watched that show. loyalty, I guess. *grin* Linda Reining(Boomber Bomber class of '64) is in the 70's in Bakersfield, CA and I am NOT liking it one bit. too dang early for this weather! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Kevin Quane ('77) My name is Kevin Quane and I would love to get together for lunch in Seattle -Kevin Quane ('77) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/06/08 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Jim McKeown ('53), Donni Clark ('63) Lynn-Marie Hatcher ('68), Gale Waldkoetter ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ray Wells ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jan Nussbaum ('55) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: John Browne, Jr. ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Deirdre Johnson ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Pat Doriss ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Paul Tunnell ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bobbie Gilstrap ('72) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim McKeown ('53) A Bomber Dad will be celebrating his 100th birthday on Friday, the 7th of March. W.T. (Tom) McKeown, father of Jim and Tom class of '53 and Mike, class of '60, will be celebrating at the Odd Fellows Home in Walla Walla, where he resides with his wife of 75 years. Dad will be surrounded by his 3 children and spouses, 10 grandchildren and spouses, 23 great grandchildren, and 2 great great grandchildren. Dad is in great shape, and has an unbelievable memory on the past 100 years. We all played sports, so Dad was a real Bomber Booster, for many years after we left school. living thru the Depression, he was always very frugal, and he taught us three main things. One, work hard, because nobody s going to give you anything. If you want something work for it and it will happen. Secondly, he taught us to be honest... with ourselves, which sometimes was very hard, and with other people. Thirdly, and most important... he taught us love. All you have to do is see him with our Mom, who has alzheimers and doesn't recognize him most of the time, but she is his lady, his love. On the 4th, the day they met 74 years ago, he brought her a single rose... she didn't understand, but we did, and it was a tearful time. Congratulations Dad... we love you very much -Jim McKeown ('53) ~ Walla Walla we arrived from Sacramento yesterday **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Donni Clark Dunphy ('63) Hi Bombers! My husband and I have been going back and forth to our cabin in Wrightwood, up near Big Pine and Mt. Baldy. Trying to get some remodeling done. Anyway reviewed the Sandstorm entries today and had to put my two cents worth in about the Richland Village Theater. I have two distinct memories. The first was when they were playing the Adult movies and my boyfriend got me into a couple of them. This had to be '62 or '63. One was a French one and I will never forget the other one. It was "The Sky Above and the Mud Below". I have to laugh now because it was like a National Geographic Documentary, that, or else I was so naive I didn't know what was going on! My other special memory was when I came home to visit and was pregnant with my first child and I went with my best friend Connie Foster McLean ('63) her sister Lucy ('65) and her mom. It was the first time I saw "Sound of Music". In that same time period (the early '60s) I saw "Music Man" and "The Bells are Ringing" both at Chief Jo. It was my first introduction to the theater except for plays at school and I have loved them ever since! Well, I have to get back to my cleaning as we are having a St. Pat's party early this year as Easter comes early. So I have to did up my green hair and get the food coloring out to show those grandkids that the Leprechauns have been here. Hope you all celebrate cause everyone is a little Irish on St. Patrick's day, right?! -Donni Clark Dunphy ('63) ~ From sunny Southern California today It was a gorgeous day and there is still snow in the mountains, although it is melting fast. Happy St. Patrick's Day to all! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Lynn-Marie Hatcher Peashka ('68) To: David Rivers ('65) Re: Michael Rivers ('68wb) and Terry Davis ('65) Hi, David - Your little brother, Michael, and I were friends during junior high and until you guys moved away -- got to know one another and spend time together via Richland Lutheran Church youth activities. He was wonderful, but very shy, as I recall. I think he and I were probably closer than he was to most of the other kids in the group. Please greet him for me -- would like to e-mail him myself, if he if gives the okay for you to send me his e-mail address. Thanks for checking on that. Since buying a small farm and "going rural" with my psychiatric practice 2.5 years ago, I have not had television (by choice). Just the wonder of Netflix, through which I have watched every available episode of Monk -- one my all-time favorite shows. So I am curious as to which part Terry auditioned for in Monk. Or is that just some of the David Rivers-style humor, which I have come to love so much! Please advise. Curiosity engulfs me! Thanks -Lynn-Marie Hatcher Peashka ('68) ~ Haven Farm Idaho - where it's foggy in the Cottonwood Creek Valley this morning! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gale Waldkoetter Skaugstad ('72) Re: Gov. Sarah Palin (daughter of Sally Sheeran Heath ('58) Hi, Maren. Everyone will be interested in this, especially since it's only two months before her due date and the news was just released this afternoon! -Gale Waldkoetter Skaugstad ('72) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/07/08 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 8 Bombers sent stuff: Dick McCoy ('45), Phil Belcher ('51), Dorothy Cameron ('55) Burt Pierard ('59), Helen Cross ('62), Carol Converse ('64) Gary Behymer ('64), David Rivers ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Melanie Lawson ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ray Fisher ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rod Jochen ('80) BOMBER DAD BIRTHDAY Today: Bill Goslin - 91 this year **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dick McCoy (the Tin Can class of '45) Re: 100th birthday To all the McKeowns, Mike ('60), Jim ('53) and especially you Tom and Mom. Gosh, one would think those two sons would have shortened your lives. CONGRATS. Many more birthdays and anniversaries. -Dick McCoy (the Tin Can class of '45) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Phil Belcher ('51) Re: More memories Several weeks ago I applied for my Father's work record and security information from DOE at Richland. Today I received it and have spent the past two hours going through it. As with mine, it contained all paper with his name on it, such as his pay increases, his health insurance amounts, ($3.28 in 1947), his employment information, place of birth as well as his father's, and on and on. So interesting and enjoyable. Had his security pass with his picture on it. Saw many of the same names who processed my app when I went to work for GE in 1951. Had his work progress records signed by the Captains, and the Chief. When Dad was working nights I would go to games and then meet him at the old fire station (now the girl scout building I believe) and catch a ride home. We always went to the Mart for coffee and pie or what ever. I knew all of the firemen, sadly the names escape me now. (Of course Steamboat sticks in my mind since I worked with him as an electrician for years. All in all, a very nice way to spend an afternoon remembering family and friends. -Phil Belcher ('51) ~ Living in Pasco While I was growing up I never thought I'd ever live in "Pasco", had too many run ins at the Passport plunge. The Pasco guys always wanted our girl friends. Weather was in the high 60s today, a beautiful day for yard work. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dorothy Cameron Powell ('55) To: Jim McKeown ('53) Jim you have such a legacy in your father. What a celebration to honor 100 years of life. Your Dad, it seems, had incredible values that he passed on to his 3 sons. I did not know him, but I celebrate with you such an occasion. Those of us who have had parents live to advanced ages know what a privilege it is to have gleaned such wisdom from them. Enjoy your celebration on Friday. We celebrate with you. -Dorothy Cameron Powell ('55) ~ Walnut Creek CA weather is producing flowering trees and gardens of flowers **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Burt Pierard ('59) Re: Richland Theater "Refacing Project" Update Well, Bombers. You did it!!! As of Thursday, 62 of you have sent in checks totaling $2,620!!! I will post a list of donor's names next week. You have "blown away" the kids (only a few people had arrived in Richland before the '70s) who are in charge of running The Players. They had no idea that the "Community" that has a strong emotional connection to the building & wish to help preserve it, extended so far beyond the City Limits. The whole conversation about doing anything to the building now begins with "what can we do to repair something that "restores" what we have, not replaces." Recently, moderate to severe dry rot was discovered in the outside wooden staircase on the East side (from Frank Stiles' apartment - now used as Dressing Rooms). The Building Committee actually asked for my approval to replace the step boards (worst problem) with wood appearing fiberglass stuff, which I benevolently granted. Keep those cards and letters coming, folks. As I promised, the excess $1,100 is being used as "seed money" to restore the rest of the building siding this Summer. This is going to be a bit more pricey, since all the wood siding on the West side and up in the rounded truss area on the South, will have to be replaced. The 3 - 1/2 rows of shakes all around are in pretty decent shape, only requiring some spot replacements and painting. I'm going to be referencing your generous outpouring when I meet with the City Council to request a Grant to help pay for this (I think they "owe" us after the Walgreens fiasco). Maybe we can get a City Landmark designation or something similar. As with the original project, if we don't get enough money (Doug Anderson is working on a material estimate as we speak) from donations and/or from the City, I will pay for it myself. I need your help here. If you wish to participate, please write out a check (anywhere from $5 on up) to: The Richland Players. Write on the check that your donation is for the "Refacing Project." All donations are tax-deductible and The Players will send you a receipt for your records. Send your donations to: The Richland Players, P.O. Box 603, Richland WA 99352. Thanks for your support. Bomber Cheers, -Burt Pierard ('59) ~ Richland **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) To: Jim McKeown ('53) Is Ann McKeown ('63?) your little sister? Were your parents active in CUP church? I'd like to send them an anniversary card if I had an address. [Helen, perhaps you mean Ann McCue ('63)... -Maren] Re: Governor of Alaska, Sarah Palin [daughter of Sally Sheeran Heath ('58)] Better her than me... and I do send her prayers, and wish her luck. Re: The dog race in Alaska, I still can't spell that [Iditarod] wish I was at the finish line to see it. Someday I will be. -Helen Cross Kirk ('62) ~ Grandview, IN where it is again 32 after some 50 degree days, and we are expecting a large snowfall in the next 36 hours. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Carol Converse Maurer (Magic Class of '64) Re: Terry Davis ('65), aka Terence Knox Will have to watch for Terry. I do watch "Days of Our Lives" each and most every day. Tape it if I'm going to be gone and watch it when I get back home. Yes, there will be a need for a lawyer in the future. They haven't announced him coming onto the show as yet. My daughter got me started watching it back when we still lived in Kennewick around 17 years ago. To: Linda Reining ('64) Send the heat up this way, PLEASE, Linda. The sun has been out every few days, but still only in the mid 50s We're due for more possible rain tonight and into the weekend. -Carol Converse Maurer (Magic Class of '64) ~ Eureka, CA I'm looking forward to the time change this coming up weekend. It will seem more like spring!! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary Behymer ('64) Re: Crook Fire and Uptown Fire late Friday (02/29/2008) afternoon destroyed a house and garage on Carothers Road south of Colfax, WA near the county landfill. The house was the home of Pat and Colleen Crook who were in the Lewiston area at the time." Whitman County Gazette 03/05/2008 Pat Crook & Colleen McDermott Crook are 1958 Richland Bombers. Please keep them in your prayers. -Gary Behymer ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David Rivers ('65) Re: 100... dang that's cool OK... I don't know this Bomber Dad... but as I have said many times before, when I went to Spalding and lived at Salem and Acacia, the Keown's lived in the neighborhood and Mike ('60) was one of my absolute heroes along with the Gardiners ('61, and '63-RIP) and many others... these guys would play football in the Spalding yard and I would watch them for hours... Mike had straight dark hair and he could flip it into place with just the turn of his head... it was about the coolest thing I had ever seen... no comb required... I was so impressed that I told my Mom I wished I could do that... so anywho... W.T. (Tom) McKeown is celebrating his 100th birthday on the 7th and if Mike reads this... I just gotta say that turning 100 is even cooler than being able to put your hair in place with the flip of one's head... so HAPPY 100th birthday to Mr. McKeown!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (I still call my elders Mister... 'cept maybe Jimbeaux ('63). -David Rivers ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/08/08 ~ Spring Forward 2am TOMORROW MORNING - 3/9 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff: Dick Pierard ('52), Helen Cross ('62), Dena Evans ('64) Linda Reining ('64), David Rivers ('65), Louise Moyers ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Susan Anderson ('49) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim Adair ('66) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dick Pierard ('52) Burt (Pierard '59), let us know if more money is needed for the Richland Theater restoration project. I would be happy to kick in some more and I am sure others would also. The response from this newsletter is astounding! -Dick Pierard ('52) ~ Enjoying the 80+ degree weather of late winter in India. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) You are right, Maren, it is Ann McCue ('63) I'm thinking of. To: Marsha Goslin Brehm ('65) Happy Birthday to your Dad, Bill Goslin. I don't believe I ever met him, but I feel like I did as Lorraine spoke of your family so often. -Helen Cross Kirk ('62) ~ in Grandview, IN where our big snow storm is only about an inch of snow so far. We keep hearing places further east will have more, but we aren't complaining.... **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dena Evans Harr ('64) To: Dorothy Cameron Powell ('55) Re: Living in Walnut Creek Do you live in Roosmoor? My son worked at The Wetherford in Rossmoor, several years back. He enjoyed the time he was there. Rossmoor is quite the community. I don't think that anyone visualized how large it would get. It is larger than most towns in Oregon! I lived in Contra Costa County for 32 years. Worked in both Walnut Creek and Lafayette at Contra Costa Stationers for 26 years. Moved to Portland 4 years ago, but I miss a lot of the things that the Bay Area had that Portland doesn't... drier weather for one, and all that Dean Lesher was associated with... I don't believe that we have those things here in Portland. I hated leaving my friends that I had accumulated over the years but am in contact with them through the internet. -Dena Evans Harr ('64) ~ Here in sunny Portland - NOT! Had about one great week of sun and higher temperatures, but the sky has opened up and blessed us once again. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Linda Reining ('64) to:Carol Converse('64) re:heat Carol, I will gladly send you the heat IF you send us the rain! we need it and we are so far below where we should be for this time of year! by the way, you said you still watch Days of Our Lives----is Mickey Horton(he played a lawyer)still on the show? am wondering if that is the part that Terry "tested" for. ??? would be so cool to see him on that snow---was my favorite soap--might become, again, IF he gets the part. *grin* Linda Reining(Boomber Bomber class of '64)......Bakersfield, the moment, the temperature is 40 degrees but we are gonna "hit" 70+ before the end of the day. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David Rivers ('65) Re: Bestest Friends Remember when we were in grade school and every other kid was your "best friend"? I think it may have been different for girls... I remember April Snoeberger ('65) and Patty Waters ('65 maybe she wants ta be?)... they couldn't be separated... Patty moved away before we entered Col-Hi... I just got off the phone with my illegitimate son... he once made me stop the car on the Hollywood freeway so I could "look me in the eye and tell me you're my best friend"... I can name so many best friends over the years... their faces come flooding back as I write this... one thing they have in common is almost every one is a Bomber... Patty Spencer ('65) sent me an email the other day and asked me to think for a few minutes and then write "I remember... " and let your mind just go... then do the same with "I do not remember... " I have tried to find a half hour or so to do that while at the computer and so far haven't done it but as I write I realize I do that often when I write to the sandstorm... which is probably why my posts are so danged disjointed... I still haven't learned to focus... still that kid that couldn't sit still and had to be up and moving around all the time... We have a very special birthday boy on the 8th of March... Very special to me and all who know him... a guy that would give you the shirt off his back and would lend a hand at the drop of a hat... he no longer has that jet black hair with the little Buddy Holly curl in front but otherwise he hasn't changed that much... He was a hot rodders' hot rodder when we were kids and he has taught me so much over the years... but more than anything he has shown me what is friend is... my best friend... yup... It's Jimmie Adair's ('65-'67... Sorry man I can't resist)) birthday.. HAPPY BIRTHDAY Jimmie Your bestest friend -David Rivers ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Louise Moyers ('65) Hey, my entry in the sandstorm got goofed up the other day - I did intend to wish Monica Thornton ('65) a happy birthday, Somebody changed that. Whats up with that? -Louise Moyers ('65) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Louise, That was me who goofed it up. You only mentioned "Monica" (no last name or class year) and I didn't see anybody named Monica on the birthday list... well, I *thought* I saw Monica... who I saw was Monique Mangold ('80) on 3/3, so that's what I changed to. OK... I've since found out that Monica Thornton's ('65) birthday is on 3/2 and I added that to the Bomber Birthday calendar. Sorry for all the confusion. -Maren] ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/09/08 - 2am SPRING FORWARD ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Lenora Hughes ('55), Jim Hamilton ('63), Carol Converse ('64) Bill Wingfield ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: George Hammons ('51) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Pam Panther ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Janet Olson ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Petra Giangrande ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rob Peutz ('73) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Leonard Peters & MaryMike Hartnett ('61) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Lenora Hughes Bejarano ('55) To: Gus Keeney ('57) Gus, I have misplaced you! Lost your e-mail address somehow and I do miss hearing from you and being able to correspond with you. Please get in touch with me so I can reconnect! Hope all is well with you Re: Village Theater Some memories of the Village Theater in Richland. When I was a tadpole my parents would take my two brothers and I down to the Atomic Frontier Days events. My dad would give us some money to spend. Back in those days it was most likely 50 cents or so at the most. I would take part of that and go to the Village Theater to watch Roy Rogers, Gene Autry or other favorite cowboy flics. Would spend 10 cents or maybe 15 cents for the movie and a nickel or so for a treat and then sit there all day where it was cool and comfy. In those days they didn't clear the theater out between showing and you could spend a whole day in there. I spent many happy hours sitting in that theater watching my "heroes". Bomber Cheers! -Lenora Hughes Bejarano ('55) ~ Las Vegas, NV where it is sunny today with a soft breeze. We are heading into the hot weather though and I am not looking forward to that. Daylight savings time is coming too soon to suit me too!!!!! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim Hamilton ('63) Now I'm not one to complain, for fear that soon to be "Hard Time Rivers" will take extreme exception to my next social indiscretion in Lost Wages. But I always thought of Buddy Holly as a Lucky Tiger Butch Wax Flattop or possibly Flattop with Fenders (the Princeton Look) kinda guy, While it was Bill Hailey of Bill Hailey and the Comets who had the spit curl. I got my hair cut at Nelson's which was at the North end of the Rec Hall and he had a poster with all the "looks". I had none of those looks, my Mom's instructions were always to tell them "not too short on the sides, you'll look like a pin head". I've become more interested in tonsorial matters, now that I've commenced to shedding after my bi-weekly visits to Virginia Mason. All the shedding was the white stuff (fluff), leaving me my original waxy brown dregs in short supply. Make that very short supply, almost dot to dot betwixt the moles without the numbers. I fear it's time to trim it or look like Al Davis. I think this is the same hair (both me and Al) that suffered some kind of adverse reaction to a Wild Root Charlie back in the late Eisenhower administration. My mustache, "Mustafa Mustasha" is starting to nibble around with the edges and is going to make a run for Darla Hood's father's model rather that my "Geraldo, Le Roy Neiman wannabe spread". I ran into John "Cameron" Campbell at Kurt & Charlie Johnson's wine tasting last weekend and he reminded me of Lyman Powell's Magnum PI "stach" from the late '60s. By that time I was in Italy trying to figure out General Polk's mustache and sideburn rules. USAREUR 22-5 or something that required your sideburns to be higher than your part, and mustaches whose left edge had to be to the right of the middle of the right side, "without fail". Or so it was iterpreted by USASETAF. I promise on the Frontier Tavern, no comb over or no flap. -jimbeaux -Jim Hamilton ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Carol Converse Maurer (Magic Class of '64) To: Linda Reining ('64) Re: Day's of Our Lives' Lawyer Mickey Horton is no longer on the show. Hasn't been for some months now. He retired to do other things, like being with his grand kids more and traveling with his wife. They do mention him, though, whenever they say anything about a lawyer. Don't know if Terry would be replacing him or not. They have another story line that will need a lawyer though. Will have to wait and see. Will let you know when they say something about the new people coming onto the show. Re: Information on how to get your father's and or your mother's papers when they worked at Hanford? I thought I had saved the information that someone sent in a few months back, I now I can't find it. Would like to get my dad's work information. Thanks. -Carol Converse Maurer (Magic Class of '64) ~ Eureka, CA We did get some rain last night - enough to wet the sidewalks. Still cloudy and we're suppose to get more rain this weekend. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bill Wingfield (Blue Ribbon Class of '67) Re: Santa Fe, NM Area Bomber Luncheon I would like to invite all who are in the Santa Fe, NM area to our next luncheon. Sunday 3/16 at 1:00, Gabriels in Tezuque, NM. I would like to invite all Bombers, Lions, Falcons, Bulldogs, Bears, (what am I missing?) and their significant others to the Santa Fe Area Bomber Luncheon. -Bill Wingfield (BRC '67) ~ Santa Fe, NM where it's a little too chilly (24) to ride the Road King this am, so I'm going to have to ride with a buddy in his '32 Ford Roadster (David Rivers ('65) would be impressed) to breakfast at Angelina's in Espanola for the NM Freewheelers monthly breakfast. ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/10/08 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Laura Dean Kirby ('55), Tom Tracy ('55), Patti Jones ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Diane Davenport ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Barb O'Malley ('70) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Laura Dean Kirby Armstrong ('55) Sorry Jimbeaux ('63) ...there is no more Frontier Tavern! Baums candy now resides in that space where some of us spent many hours watching the others shove a puck down a long board. Kinda' sad isn't it? -Laura Kirby Armstrong ('55) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tom Tracy ('55) For several reasons, it's hard not to be pulling for Joe Runyan in the Iditarod. Thanks, Maren, for keeping him on your update list. He has mushed from position 91 to 68 in the first few days after volunteering to be the "ears" for a legally blind musher. Quite an event. Like driving a dog team from Richland, WA to the outskirts of San Diego, CA. Runyan, 1989 champion and the only musher to have won the Alpirod (European long distance race), the Yukon Quest, (long distance race between Fairbanks and Whitehorse, YT) and the Iditarod, may not win the race, but he will long be remembered by his friends for his service to a young lady who dreamed of participating for the third time. Joe (injun Joe), as some of his close hunting, fishing and camping friends affectionately called him, grew up in Boise, ID. He was an outstanding outdoorsman. His Dad, Ron, was an athlete, coach, Boise Public Schools' Athletic Director and a fierce competitor in everything he did, so Joe comes by it rightly. Our community is proud of his mushing prowess. We salute Joe for being Rachael Scdoris' eyes in this race. Joe took on the task of mushing along with her through the event. Her third try. She wants to finish in the top 10 after gaining 57th last year. It's a challenge for anyone with 20/20 eyesight, substantially more than that for her 20/200 vision. Glad to see Dee Dee Jonrowe, an Iditarod winner [NOTE: DeeDee's never won the Iditarod. -Maren], whose dogs ran off with her sled after hitting a bump, walked 45 minutes and found them snagged. She's a master at the races. The dogs probably decided she wasn't that heavy, so she was worth waiting for and may have hummed a few bars of "She's not heavy, She's my Musher" while the spunky 52" year-old marathoner" hopped back on the sled. Glad she caught them, after scratching last year. Can't remember the name of one musher who averaged 18 mph!!! on one leg of the race. [That was Wayne Curtis 18.23 mph between Rainy Pass and Rohn. He's running 63rd now, but was #22 at the start. Thought maybe that was a misprint... maybe somebody got some numbers transposed along the line. -Maren] But did read where he dropped back from the top 10 to the middle of the pack. Wonder if he pushed himself and dogs a bit much? Air is getting colder now, the dogs should be able to breathe easier and run better without heating up. Major participants here have 18 legs in their own obstacle race. One frustrated golfer walked by yesterday and I overheard him remark to his foursome, "I wake up at night wondering how I'm going to make it around that big tree on this 17th hole. He hit the tree... and threw one of his clubs against it when he walked by. I restrained myself from saying, "Its only a game" and remembered an old saying that mirrored his predicament. "Whose woods these are, I think I know... The irons are not familiar though."with apologies to Robert Frost. Always glad for Maren's updates and wonder if she may be part of The Great Smyth Family Iditarod team?! [NO! They pronounce their last name smIth. -Maren] On with the Races. Go! Joe! Go! -Tom Tracy ('55) ~ Enjoying Spring weather in Boise, a lot like Richland's. Some crocus blooms, a few primrose and noting the early leaf buds ready to burst. Our large covey of quail drop by each day to eat the cracked corn. Doves juncos, black-capped chickadees, pine siskins, gold finches and sparrows did a fill-up at the feeders while a pair of Red-Shafted Flickers peck away at the posted suet. Spring is just around the corner. Nice day in the City of Trees. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) Re: All Bomber Luncheon - Richland, March 8, 2008 We seemed to have lost our photographer. If anyone would like to step up with their camera to take pictures we would all appreciate so they can be put on the Sandstorm with the entry. Pictures say so much. The luncheon started kind of quite with a few Bombers early. then they kept coming. The following were in attendance: Alice Rhodes (spouse - '57 Colville, WA Hi) and her cowboy Dave Rhodes ('52), still trying to get Dave to tell more of his stories about his riding days. Laura Dean Kirby Armstrong ('55) attended for the first time with her friend Larry Inscore (??-Bell High School, CA. Laura said, she would be back again". Lorin St. John ('55) and Phyllis St. John (spouse - '70 Glacier Hi, Seattle), Pat Dorris Trimble ('65) who at introductions said, "she was the youngest". Some bantering back and forth ensued with Phyllis St. John ('70) which proved out she was the youngest and gave everyone a good laugh. Noticed the bantering didn't happen between the oldest. Betty Bell Norton ('51) who is always so caring with her announcements and the on going fun of the Senior Community Center upcoming calendar. Always new things happening. By contacting Betty you can pay five dollar yearly dues to receive the calendar and always knowing monthly what is to come. Fred Klute ('58), Patti Jones Ahrens ('60), Barbara Isakson Rau ('58) and Pat Dorris Trimble ('65) had an on going conversation about genealogy. I had to interrupt with announcements and introductions. Didn't get back to it but know they kept going for a while. Marie Ruppert Hartman ('63) was at the other end of the table so didn't hear what discussion was going on there. Maybe they didn't want me to hear to put it in the Sandstorm **grin**. Glen Rose ('58) and Carol Rose (spouse - '62 Sunnyvale, CA Hi), were right in the middle of about three discussions enjoying all. Burt Pierard ('59) during announcements and introductions caught us up on what is going on with the donations for the refacing program for the Theater. His soon to be announcement in the Sandstorm will give "all Bombers" the "Proud to be a Bomber" smile. Missy Keeney ('59) agreed to be the singer of the "Happy Birthday" song. She does so well with her choice of about three songs. Always funny and light hearted with Missy delightful spirit singing with joy. Birthdays for March were Carol Rose and Pat Dorris Trimble. Happy birthday ladies. Derrith Persons Dean ('60) gave us a wee bit of how Gary Persons ('57) is doing since the loss of his wife Jan Bollinger Persons ('60-RIP), Hope to you will join us some time Gary at the Richland luncheon now that the weather is better. Barbara Isakson Rau, historian for Club 40 was given about six years of pictures that I had taken on a regular camera (still haven't given in to a digital camera). Will be shopping for one soon. Happy sorting Barbara. She will probably be bringing the pictures back to luncheon for names she doesn't know. New thing happening during Introductions is Bombers who are saying who there siblings are. Connections happen from this. I also must say again that if you have been before you are missed and asked about. My apologies to a couple of Bomber ladies who came to the luncheon recently. I was told you didn't know that many of those attending might already have been eating when you arrived at 1:00p.m. It has been a standard to help the restaurant, as everyone comes in they order and are served and begin to eat as soon as their food arrives. It is the best way to accommodate the number of people we have each month. I am always there by 12:30p.m. even though the beginning time is 1:00p.m. Many start arriving around that time. Any time there is a complaint please let me know. I do everything I can to get it corrected. This is one that is a standard that I will put in next month's announcement. I must say with gratitude that there are rarely complaints. Re: Scholarships If any Bomber knows of scholarships for any high school graduate please email me with the particulars. I am asking as I know how well the Bombers help for something can be. Proven so many times on the Sandstorm. Proudly I would like to say my granddaughter Samantha is graduating from Stadium High School with a 4.0 grade average. Her choice for schooling is to become a Pediatrician. Through her applications she has been selected for three colleges in Southern California with part scholarships. She has put in for some scholarships already. The more the better of course. Thank you. Re: Prayers Recently I sent in a Sandstorm entry for prayers for Herm Livingston ('60-Finley High School) at the request of Kaylene Henjum Livingston ('60). To update everyone, Herm had his heart surgery and they are now home. Kaylene or I will do more of an update soon. Thanks and continue to pray for Herm's recovery. Bombers Have Fun -Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) ~ West Richland, WA, the daily sunshine is definitely bringing buds to the trees and flowers peeking out. I am so thankful that my pond is running well after being completely frozen and the four KOI fish have survived. Now the yard clean up begins for mowing time. ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/11/08 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers and 1 NAB sent stuff: Jack Gardiner ('61), Barbara von Olnhausen ('62), Rosann Benedict ('63) David Rivers ('65), Pam Panther ('65), Mike Franco ('70 Michael Charboneau (NAB = Not A Bomber) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jay McCue ('56) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mandy Holmes ('97) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mike Austen ('99) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jack Gardiner ('61) Recently I spent 4 days watching the Northwest Community College basketball championships. During the 4 days I watched only women's basketball. The CBC Lady Hawks ended up winning the championship. The joy on faces of these girls was absolutely heartwarming. I think it was shame that the girls of my generation were not given the opportunity to participate in many sports. They were delegated to being cheerleaders and taking Home Economic classes. I think the good old days, weren't always good for both sexes. Now days you go to city parks and see hundreds of young girls playing soccer. I think this nothing short of fantastic. Congratulations to the Hanford High girls basketball team for placing third, at the state basketball tournament. -Jack Gardiner ('61) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Barbara von Olnhausen ('62) Re: Iditarod Maren: Just listening to a Phillies spring training game and the announcers commented on an interview they'd heard with an Iditarod musher. Said that some of the teams refused to put on a GPS device because they didn't want to give away their racing strategy for fear of it being used against them this year or next. Aren't they all running on the same basic route? [Yes, all the same route. Where each team is at any given time is probably what the worry is. Most mushers keep their game plan kind of secret... how long, where and when they rest... how long and when they run. It's interesting to watch the web page where they have all the GPS info. I don't think the mushers themselves use the GPS system. The "box is IN the sled and is reporting where they are and their speed. -Maren] Also read an interview with [Lance] Mackey that he had worn some bunny booties on a particularly nasty area and had some very cold feet (said he should have put bags over the booties to keep his feet dry). He was having numbness in his feet and was concerned that he might have some damage - have you heard anything about that? [Before this Iditarod started, Lance thought the loss of feeling was a side effect of the radiation treatments he received in 2001 to treat squamous cell carcinoma, a form of skin cancer. But he now believes the bone-chilling weather on the 1,000-mile Yukon Quest caused some damage. He said it felt as if his feet were asleep. "We started off at 60 below (on the Quest). We [were] told we'd have to run through a bunch of overflow, so I wore bunny boots," he said. "It was a stupid decision on my part. I should have put garbage bags over my boots." -Maren] Was it just one of those "I'm really not up to par" statements to put everyone else off? [Entirely possible. Ya never know till the end. -Maren] -Barbara von Olnhausen ('62) ~ Redmond, WA where it's raining... again. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Rosann Benedict ('63) Re: Richland Players' Renovations I recently received a brief note from John Bouchard, Carmichael Speech Arts and Drama teacher in the 1950's, after he heard about the campaign for saving the Richland Theatre. Here's his note (sent to the Players also): "....I learned that the Richland Players was going to do some renovations on their home. At first I thought that their home was the former Village Theatre, and after a bit when my memory had cleared up, I realized that indeed was the former Richland Theatre. During the '50's decade while a teacher at Carmichael Junior High School, I had the privilege of working with the Richland Players in their home of the Village Theatre. I directed the Players first play there; it was Dial M for Murder with Frank Losch, Dorothy Seeburger, and Dixon Shivelyy. I well remember the miniscule stage we had to work on. Rod Alexander from Whitman College in Walla Walla had come on opening night as my guest, and, after the play while visiting the stage are, wondered how we had ever managed to stage the play on that stage at all. Richland Players has remained close to my heart ever since those marvelous early years. How wonderful it was to know and work with those theatre pioneers, among them Mickie Clark, Diana Van Wyck, Marge Cameron, Erwin Beardsley, Vera Edwards, Beth Raddatz.... Please accept my modest donation for the resurfacing fund of the Richland Theatre." John Bouchard, Spokane, WA -Rosann Benedict ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David Rivers ('65) Re: stuff Terry Davis ('65), aka Terence Knox hasn't been contacted yet after his test... He tested as a replacement for a lawyer who is married to one of the women on the show... I've tried to explain to him that replacing a character is much harder than putting in a new character but in his usual fashion, Terry has gone into his "I'm lower than whale sh_t"... pooooooor baby... May I please be forgiven for missing Pam Panther's ('65) birthday on the 9th. I have been madly in love with Pam since about 7th grade... course I never told her that... typical... maybe I should have her best friend call her and tell her I "like" her the way Davis did last summer when he had Connie Dame ('65) call Ronna Jo Lynch ('65) to give her that message... I think not... In fact, Pam and I used to email a lot and even had coffee one time here in Vegas... I probably drooled all over myself and stammered and babbled like an idiot... hey some things never change... by the way... lest anybody get confused (Janine Rightmire ('65) wrote me a frantic note wanting to know about this illegitimate son of mine)... Terry Davis ('65) is referred to as my illegitimate son... for good reason I might add... On the way in to work this morning the serius oldies station was playing the best music... they started out with "Oh Donna"... the first song I ever heard upon entering my first mixer at Col-Hi... gawd I knew I was gonna love high school... I may make fun of Mr. Adair ('65-'67) but it is totally out of admiration.. I also admired Terry Webb ('63-RIP) and Bob Middleton ('63) who went back to high School at the age of 21... just think of it... would make Jimbeaux ('63) look like a rank amateur... wow... I mean wow... I've told you that graduation day, Ricky Warford ('65) and I just sat on the curb in front of Mac hall and murmured "we blew it... we blew it"... realizing we knew absolutely nothing... had no skills and the fun ride was over... -David Rivers ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Pam Panther ('65) Re: stuff Thanks for the mention, David. Birthdays are something I don't like to think about anymore. At least you still have one foot in the high school time warp and will always be a teenager at heart. -Pam Panther ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mike Franco ('70) Happy Birthday to the awesomely, incredibly gorgeous Barb O'Malley ('70)!!! She really taught me some life lessons as a sophomore: how to live with rejection. It served me well all the way through college. If I was to learn this from anyone, heartbreak Barb had to be the one! Barb, you are absolutely the best! (Or, not bad for a Carmichael girl!) Happy birthday, make sure Billy takes care of you. -Mike Franco ('70) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Michael Charboneau (NAB = Not A Bomber) mailto:MCharboneau@CI.RICHLAND.WA.US Re: Tastee Freeze - looking for owners Hi, Im looking for family members of Parker A. Hanson. He was the original owner of Tastee Freeze in 1952. I am doing TV program on Richland 50 plus businesses and want to get the history behind Tastee Freeze. Any help would be great. Michael Charboneau (NAB) City of Richland, Cable Communications Coordinator ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/12/08 We have a winner!! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers sent stuff: Bill Berlin ('56), Jack Gardiner ('61), Peg Sheeran ('63) Linda Reining ('64), Joanne Boyd ('67), Rick Maddy ('67) Betti Avant ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ray Loescher ('57) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: John Richardson ('58) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jeanie Walsh ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bill Berlin ('56) Re: Iditarod Memories I think that I have regaled you with my flying exploits on behalf of the Iditarod Committee in Alaska a number of years ago. So you know, at each stop there are all kinds of services, Vets, food (musher and mutt), supplies, warmth, etc. If a team has a dog down for any reason, they are left at the next stop and are then taken care of and flown out to the nearest airport that has large aircraft capability. I was out in Ruby with my Piper 150 Arrow, the Ferrari of the air but not a good cargo aircraft, when they had three dogs to go to Aniak's larger airport for flights to Anchorage or Fairbanks. There was a Cessna Sky Train or Sky Van or something like that but no pilot and three dogs to go to Aniak, so I volunteered with the permission of the owner, We put three traveling kennels in this aircraft, that had large cargo doors into the cabin, strapped them down and off we went. It was cold so we literally jumped off the runway and were on our way. I started to whistle and hum a little, as I always did when flying alone and nobody can hear me, and all of a sudden one of the dogs started to howl, followed by mutt #2 and #3. It was so darn loud in that airplane you couldn't hear yourself think so I joined the in howling... and it got even louder. My approach to the Aniak airport sounded like this. "Aniak, this is Cessna NC 2566 W requesting landing from the West. Over." "Aniak back. Roger 66 Whiskey you are cleared to land. WTH (Tower speak for What The Hell) is all that noise?" Over." "66 Whiskey back to Aniak Tower. It's just "Bill and the Big Dogs" happy to be out of the Irod at Ruby. Over." Long story short, most of the tower guys and the Wien Air Alaska ground crew came to meet me and my group just kept "singing". Singing all the way across the tarmac, into the terminal cargo area and on out to the Wien B737. Finally the tranquilizers kicked in and things quieted down. I was asked if I would be going right back out to Rudy and I said "Ruby Wright? Don't know her. Can you speak up a little or turn the volume up on that Bull Horn?" I think I was deaf for a week... but I learned a lot of cool Husky songs. Re: Richland Players Project and Judge David Rivers ('65) I hope that I am on the "Need to Know" list for both projects, but how are things going? New paint on one and new ads on the other? -Bill Berlin ('56) ~ Anacortes, WA where I am a freak for cold temperature sports. Following the Iditarod during the day and watching hockey at night. Ice and more ice. I went up to Vancouver, B.C. last week and took in a Canucks game with some hard core Canadian hockey friends of mine. Great night and the home team won. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jack Gardiner ('61) It's been nine years since I smoked a cigarette. March 12, 1999 at 6:00 AM I had my last one. Even though I still want one, I just don't light one up. Saving about $11.00 a day. -Jack Gardiner ('61) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Peg Sheeran Finch ('63) Re: Love Lives Re: David Rivers' entry about "being in love with Pam...", but never telling her, reminded me of MY heart-pounding love of a guy in a class ahead of me (from my 9th -11th grade), in which I was so shy I didn't know how to approach him. So - with girl friends by my side, to bolster my courage, I gobbed a bunch of Crisco or butter on my fingers, went up to him, asked him for his glasses, and smeared his glasses with the stuff, handed them back... then took off running with my friends. HOW THE HECK did I think THAT would make him like me? THEN the other thing was to send in the "dedication" on the radio station - anonymously, of course. Remember, you could do that for free?.. and we'd sit and listen to all the dedications, and try to guess who was writing to - or about - whom. (Did we call those into the radio station or take them down to Korton's?) Within the last decade, I've told him how I'd felt about him, and we both laughed. Re: Tastee Freeze... since it was down the hill from our house on Long Ave., we Sheeran kids were frequent visitors, and I don't know that the carousel (behind Tastee Freeze) - closer to "the ditch" - was connected to that business or was a separate business, but have fond memories of that, too. (I know we've "talked about it" before here.) -Peg Sheeran Finch ('63) ~ Omak, WA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Linda Reining ('64) to:Jack Gardiner('61) re:girls of "our" generations/sports am with you---always wanted to play baseball, but the only "baseball" sport available to girls of "our" generation was softball and I hated that BIG ball and being pitched to, underhand! *grin* I played baseball with the neighborhood guys and gals and I was pretty good at it, too! rarely struck out--- usually got to second base and sometimes all the way "home". *grin* both my daughters played sports in high school---field hockey, volleyball, basketball, AND baseball! *grin* my oldest daughter even took auto shop AND wood shop! her generation was much luckier than mine---all we were offered was Home Ec!!!! I would have loved to learn how to work with wood and I thought then, and still think, now, that girls should have to take a course in auto mechanics and boys should have to take a course in Home Ec. doesn't "hurt" a girl to know how to change a tire and know where the oil dip stick is and how to add oil and check things under the hood! and, it doesn't "hurt" a boy to know how to cook and sew on a button!! *GRIN* Linda Reining(Boomber Bomber class of '64)........blasted weather is getting warmer than I like in Bakersfield, CA!!! we had 80 degrees yesterday(Monday)and we will "hit" 70+ today (Tuesday)!!!!!!! NOT at all what I am liking this early in March!!!! "normal" temps for this time of year are in the 60's!!!!! hate to even think what summer is gonna be like. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Joanne Boyd ('67) Re: racing Hi, All this racing talk... this weekend I'll be "racing" again to the top of the Columbia Tower in Seattle with the Big Climb. I use the word racing lightly--we're racing to see if we CAN make it to the top. Our team (3 of us) is the "Why Notters", which is kind of clever because I'm climbing with David and Pat Notter from Wenatchee. (NAB) About 1800 participate in the Big Climb. Two weekends ago my fire fighter son in law (Kyle Rajsich) really did race to the top in all his fire fighting gear. He came in 32nd out of about 1300! He was the fastest from Boise and helped the Boise team (they use the top 3 runners) come in 14th out of about 150 teams. Are there any other Bombers who do this kind of self torture?? -Joanne Boyd ('67) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Rick Maddy ('67) Re: David Rivers ('65) and Rick Warford ('65) I had to laugh, Staff Sergeant Rivers, at your comment about you and Warford sitting and saying, "we blew it" after graduation. After our graduation from high school, Phil Collins ('67) and I went to Seattle and walked into the Boeing office to apply for a job. The man asked us what skills we had. I asked, "What is a skill?" About an hour later Phil and I were on 2nd Ave, one avenue east not far from Pike Place Market towards the Space Needle, joining the Marine Corps. Phil spent thirty plus years building nuke plant core tubes, something like that, maybe a secret, and retired a couple years ago. I retired from the Marine Corps at nineteen. I still had to park in the Lucky store parking lot in Pasco for two more years until somebody old enough would purchase a half rack for me. And, in hindsight, I should have taken that pitch-forking horse dung out of the barn job, but didn't know how. Nevertheless, not too long after, I learned that you pull out the cut-in-half 50 gallon drum, add kerosene and stir, pull out the village burner (Zippo) and... oh, nevermind. Now, look at you. Everyone looking into your life here on the OS, Rivers, think the world of you. Even those of us who did not have the pleasure of knowing you during high school. That certainly includes me and my loss. I knew of you because of Warford, but did not know you at a personal level. You would have probably beat me up if you had, anyway. Nobody has to go beyond you and Warford to learn if you want something, then quit whining and go get it because there isn't going to be anyone around to hand you much of anything you don't procure yourself; e.g., food, clothing, shelter, money for college. Any questions? You and Warford both have been 'can do' guys ever since leaving high school and have done more than just exceptionally well. Personally, I love sitting on Warford's Alki Beach deck and soaking up the July and August Seattle rays. Warford is the only employee who drives a school owned automobile (driver's ed car) to his work place. Even the school principal mentioned so one day while both were stopped at a traffic light in West Seattle. Warford can retire right now, but most likely will just keep working for peanuts because the way teachers get paid after reaching the retirement clause.. but only because he loves his kids (elementary PE teacher). Warford, in the very early '70s while pursuing his education degree, and with an education department professor at the University of Washington, were involved in designing class guidelines, schedules and criteria for the new special education program for teaching teachers in that profession at U-Dub. And you looking at a possible judgeship after years of being a successful partner in a law firm. Maybe Rick and you felt you had 'blew it' sitting there on that Richland curb in 1965, but you both recovered nicely and earned everything you have today... on your own. Very noteworthy! Very much worth mentioning publically!!! Re: Richland Village Theatre I went and saw a few movies at the Richland theater before it became a live theatre. Even bought and stuffed a couple candy bars in my pocket from the (Rexall?) drug store right across the way. "Old Man and the Sea" (1959-'60ish?) was one movie. When did they remove the best part of any antiquated movie theater, the ticket booth, and add the more modern glass front entrance? I recall a single chair ticket booth with the same pre-fab type grey siding as the rest of the building with the flat face glass door entry... or am I just having another nightmare? -Rick Maddy ('67) ~ Huntington Beach, CA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Betti Avant ('69) Re: basketball I don't know why I didn't ask this when the state basketball tournaments were in full swing. Is the Riverview High School that played at state the one from Finley and if so is Levi Davis a son of Mike or perhaps a nephew? I know what was meant by females and sports - I was always a tom boy and sports were my life. The fall of '69 when I first went to college they changed the rules so females played basketball like the males; 5 on a side full court. I remember someone asking our PE teacher in high school why we couldn't play full court and her remark was you don't have the stamina for it. There's a girls' team here in Lacey that won their second straight 2A title on Saturday. They started 3 seniors, 2 freshman, and had their 3rd coach in 4 years. They were 2nd as freshman and 5th as sophomores. All this while dropping from 3A to 2A. The 2 freshman starters have sisters who have been starters since their freshman year and were seniors this year. -Betti Avant ('69) ~ Lacey, WA where the rains have returned once again ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/13/08 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers and Don Sorenson sent stuff: Steve Carson ('58), Pappy Swan ('59), Carol Converse ('64) Linda Reining ('64), David Rivers ('65), Cathy Geier ('66) Brad Upton ('74), Don Sorenson (NAB) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gary Hinkle ('56) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Steve Carson (Championship Class of '58) Maren. is the Iditarod NASCAR for Alaskans? Your summary was interesting but I don't see any sponsorship. Seems like an opportunity. [HUGE Iditarod sponsor is Cabela's. -Maren] -Steve Carson (Championship Class of '58) ~ Presently in FL for a Vitamin K treatment. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: George "Pappy" Swan ('59) To: Joanne Boyd ('67) Re: racing "Are there any other Bombers who do this kind of self torture??" Once, after an extended evening at Jake O'Seanesey's (sp), I "raced" to the top of the Space Needle, but my elevator didn't go all the way up ... for a while. And, I still had to buy the drinks, leaving me as just another, "also ran." -George "Pappy" Swan ('59) ~ Burbank, WA -- Where I am wondering ... that was a long time ago, did I really do that or is it just another "Fig Newton" of my warped imagination? **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Carol Converse Maurer (Magic Class of '64) To: Rick Maddy ('67) Re: Theater When I saw the pictures of the theater a few days back, I too, was wondering about the ticket booth. I don't remember the glass front back then either. Glad that you brought it up. -Carol Converse Maurer (Magic Class of '64) ~ Eureka, CA Suppose to rain today and through the weekend. Sure hope the weather man is wrong, but it is very cloudy out this morning. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Linda Reining ('64) to:Jack Gardiner('60) re:quitting smoking CONGRATS on quitting! I quit over 30 years ago---cigarettes were going from 35 cents a pack to 50 cents a pack---can't even imagine paying $5+ for a pack, nowdays!!!!! only time I missed them was when I'd have a beer OR be in a bar, but since I no longer drink OR go to bars, I don't miss 'em. *grin* to:Peg Sheeran Finch('63) re:radio dedications I remember doing that, too. the country station here that I listen to, KUZZ, still does that. fun to listen to them. Linda Reining(Boomber Bomber class of '64).......they say we are gonna get rain in Bakersfield, CA this weekend----not gonna hold my breath, though. *grin* **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David Rivers ('65) Re: Gawd I love being a BOMBER Congratulations to one of my grade school heroes, Jack Gardiner ('61) for quitting smoking. Way to go! I remember [your brother] Chuck ('63-RIP) and Gary Webb ('64) having problems with one of the coaches for smoking! I still smoke... I think there are 4 other smokers in Las Vegas left and we kinda hafta hang together to keep from getting beat up. Rick Maddy ('67) is one of my dearest friends even tho we didn't know each other in school... I visit him every time I get a chance and he has joined me many times at the big L.A. car shows... he introduced me to Pinks hot dogs and once thought he could catch me in a pop quiz about Eddie Aikow... He was quite surprised when he showed me Eddie's plaque in Huntington Beach and I responded "Eddie would Go" I know the Big Kahuna LaMont DeJong ('63) would also have responded the same way... anyway, thanks Rick for the kind words... the check is in the mail... Warford ('65) is sending it. Peg Sheeran Finch ('63) hit the nail right on the head about pining for people we had crushes on... Gawd I would hate to even try and mention the ones I drooled over... I would sit in class and just stare... no wonder I barely made it out of Col-Hi... course as I mentioned the other day, I would have been very happy to spend a few more years there... As Pam Panther ('65) said... I do have one foot in High School... (You notice she didn't say: "Oh gawd David, I was madly in love with you too")... I remember calling in to Lyne Bryson ('57) and making dedications... I don't remember going to Kortons for anything but records and guitar lessons... I may have taken drum lessons with them too... I remember my drum teacher had played with the Diamonds ("the stroll" and "little Darlin")... didn't help me... Since I couldn't play like Sandy Nelson or Gene Krupa in 15 minutes I didn't last long... same with guitar... when Johnnie LaShapell (sp) made me play Red River Valley instead of Tall Cool One or Mau Mau I was outa there too... I don't think I ever called into the Real Don Steele while he was second fiddle to Lyne... boy I missed out on that one... I do recall, however, in Vietnam, the little shack that posed as Post Office was manned by a den of thieves... they stole everything... convinced me I couldn't insure the tape deck I sent home and of course it never made it... but they got theirs... One day, they were blaring out a tape of Don on a loud speaker... at some point Don announced that his show was dedicated to Marine Corporal Johnny Schmuck and that the tape was being sent to him... Either Johnny or one of his friends was standing in line for mail when the announcement went out... Zap instant Brig time! -David Rivers ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Cathy Geier ('66) Hello All, My hat is off to Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) who organized the Bomber luncheons in Richland. I experienced some fun asking to have one in the Seattle area. It takes a lot of time to respond to people and to accept that their ideas may greatly differ from yours. Since I just accepted my Seattle area job today I can no longer be a 'point' person for this type of endeavor. It should be a fun thing.. 4 people responded with very different needs. I was able to meet a 1966 classmate at a wonderful Indian restaurant on the University Ave. So please, T or L. take the lead. I will be pretty bust for the next months getting settled and jumping back into teaching over here. Thank goodness it is in a district where I have worked before and with type and ethnic mix of children where I have great success. I still need a room in a house in greenlake or wallingford where I can garden and is very quiet and likely vegetarian. Please email me asap. -Cathy Geier ('66) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Brad Upton ('74) Joanne Boyd ('67) asked if anyone else participated in the self- torture of doing things like the big stair climb. For those of you that don't know, it's up the Columbia Center tower. 69 stories and 1199 steps. In 1995 I decided to enter since I had been running thousands and thousands of stairs in my workouts for several years. It fell on the weekend of my 39th birthday. I wasn't worried about the 1199 stairs since I'd been doing 1500 stairs in my workouts. I signed up, showed up and away I went. The hard part was getting used to the different cadence of turn, turn, turn as I headed up the stairwell--this was different than running stadium steps. Eventually I established a comfortable rhythm and 12 minutes and 20 seconds later I reached the top and finished 3rd in the 35-39 year old age group. Since it was a "been there, done that" kind of event I wasn't planning on doing it again. A couple of weeks later I realized that it would fall on my 40th birthday and I would be the youngest 40 year-old in the group and could easily win my age division--so I started to train for it again. Thousand and thousands of stairs, week after week. In mid-February of 1996--two weeks before the event and my 40th birthday I picked up the entry form and realized that since it was 1996... a leap year... that the event was going to fall on the day BEFORE my 40th birthday! I was going to be 39 years and 365 days old... not the youngest in my age group, but the OLDEST in the 35-39 year old age group. I threw the entry form in the trash and that was it. My advice if you do the climb: Be prepared, it's very humid in the stairwell, don't start too fast and wear a golf glove on your inside hand because you'll be using it on the railing to pull yourself around every corner. -Brad Upton ('74) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Don Sorenson (NAB) Re: Carl Vernell Frick, Jr. (RIP) I would like to submit Carl Frick's funeral notice. His granddaughter Becky Frick Haverfield ('81) asked me to email you. He was a long time Richland resident (since 1943) he and his wife, Frances (RIP), were a die hard Bomber basketball fans. All their children graduated as Bombers. Maybe I don't need to lobby this hard but just in case I'm hoping you will post it on these merits. Thanks. {Don, Didn't need to scan the newspaper obit. Everyone can read the obit on the Einan's website. -Maren] -Don Sorenson (NAB) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/14/08 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Marilyn "Em" De Vine ('52), Burt Pierard ('59) Kaylene Henjum ('60), Larry Mattingly ('60) Patti Jones ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Diane Dvorak ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marcia Wade ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mary Horton ('75) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim Millbauer ('77) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Marilyn "Em" De Vine ('52) Re: AZ Bomber Lunch The main thing is that we had great visits and good food and were so sorry Doug Ufkes ('68) couldn't make it. Especially after he went to the trouble of putting it together. It is my understanding that Doug is looking for some other Bomber to take over the job. -Marilyn "Em" De Vine ('52) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Burt Pierard ('59) To: Bill Berlin ('56) Re: Richland Theater "Refacing Project" Update I'm sorry that I don't have the complete list of donors together yet (the checks are still coming in) but I estimate that we are close to $3,500 donated. That will give about $2,000 to roll into the "Big" job (refurbishing the rest of the building) this summer. We have picked up the cedar shakes (not easy to find, these days) and are on schedule to start the front part on April 7. If any of you locals (who haven't contacted me already) are interested in joining the Work Crew (We'll be working about 9am to 4pm each day) - any time you can contribute will be appreciated - please email me so we can plan work assignments. Also, if you would still like to contribute (or up your previous contribution), please write out a check (anywhere from $5 on up) to: The Richland Players. Write on the check that your donation is for the "Refacing Project." All donations are tax-deductible and The Players will send you a receipt for your records. Send your donations to: The Richland Players, P.O. Box 603, Richland WA 99352. To: Rick Maddy ('67) & Carol Converse Maurer ('64) Re: The Sad Saga of the Ticket Booth You both correctly remembered the center Ticket Booth (with solid wood double doors on each side). I had a conversation tonight with Keith Maupin ('47), who managed both Theaters from 1949 to 1954. According to Keith, when the Richland Theater Lobby was remodeled in about 1953, the front face of the Ticket Booth was moved to the right of the doors and a new booth (still single seat) built there. At the same time, the old doors were removed and glass doors were installed across the opening. I have attached a pic taken shortly after The Players purchased the building in 1970. The front configuration was unchanged from the remodel although from the angle, it is hard to see the relocated Ticket Booth. Now for the truly sad part. Last summer, I saw the architect's drawings for the 2007 Lobby Remodel and I realized the architect had no experience in dealing with historic buildings (he was just a theater designer) and he was just demolishing the Ticket Booth to make room for extending the doors to follow the contour of the Marquee'. I asked the contractor liaison guy if I could have the glass panels (complete with the original, louvered metal talk-through) and he said yes. I looked at it more closely later and determined that it would be easier just to take a saber saw and cut around the whole front and pull it out as one piece. This would also save the original counter where the old ticket dispensing machine had been installed. I talked to the guy again and he again said I could have it. Well, last September, when my brother Dick ('52) was in town for Club 40, we were wandering around downtown looking at buildings and I noticed the booth was missing. I asked the contractor where it was and he said the 60 year old glass was brittle and broke when they tried to remove it. So everything went into the dumpster. When I said they weren't supposed to remove the glass but cut around the whole thing, he said the word he got was that we just wanted the glass and expressed no remorse about not saving it. Oh, well. Bomber Tears, Burt Pierard ('59) ~ Richland PS A real Senior Moment here - I'll be darned if I can recall those glass doors before I left town in 1961. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Kaylene Henjum Livingston ('60) Re: Riverview basketball team To: Betti Avant ('69) In answer to your inquiry about the Riverview Panthers playing in the State tournament, yes it is the Finley boys and also yes Levi Davis is the son of Mike ('74). Everyone in this little out of the way community are very proud of the Basketball team this year. I believe that this may be the first year that any sport played out in Finley got as far as they did. My husband, being a Panther would know more about it, but I believe that I am right about this. They have the heart, just do not have the abundance of kids to choose from. We have known Mike Davis and family for many years. Levi and our grandson are related (step grandson)... Both play football together and are cousins. As I said small community, everyone knows everyone... -Kaylene Henjum Livingston ('60) ~ sitting in my home out in Finley watching it rain and looking after my Hubby after his open heart surgery. Thanks to all who inquired about his health and put us on their prayer list... every little thoughtful gesture means a lot to both of us. Recovery can't be far off. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Larry Mattingly ('60) Re: Quitting Smoking Quitting smoking was maybe the hardest thing to accomplish in my life. In the Summer of '77 I signed up and paid some hefty fees to climb Mt. Rainier. I attended several training sessions and passed the various safety and ability tests and was ready to go. Loaded with rented equipment we were off one morning in a mix of fog and sunshine. Leaving the lodge at 5000 and some feet we were off to Camp Muir at 10,800. We got there tired and after a light meal went to bed. Up at midnight for a quick meal, and then we started the climb for the summit. By 11,000 feet I was really panting for air. But at that point we were roped together and using crampons on our boots for traction on the ice. At 13,000 several of us were really struggling to breathe. At about 14,300 ft. I was on my face crawling. The guide said I had to wait there for them to get me on the way back down. So there I sat, very disappointed with myself. Then I said the hell with it and started up alone. A guide leading a party back down told me I should wait, as people die on Rainier nearly every year. Probably rather foolishly, I said so be it, and kept going. I crawled the last 100 feet taking nearly an hour to finally roll over the edge at 14,410 feet in the brilliant sunshine at 26 degrees F. I could not stand up so I have a picture of me sitting there on top. I had tears streaming down my face and my mouth was open trying to suck in some oxygen in the thin air. I was like a fish out of water gasping, pulling in bucket loads of air, but not able to filter out much oxygen. At that point I vowed never to smoke another cigarette again. Fellow climbers shook my hand and hugged me while the guide shook his head and told me I was nuts. But he was smiling. Barely able to stand and walk I roped up with the others and started back down, feeling indomitable. The sad story is, that over the next three years I tried every means known to quit smoking. But always, I started again. Then one day I was back on the mountain hiking by myself and taking pictures of the Tatoosh rock ridge. I stopped to eat a sandwich at McClure rock at about 7200 feet. Finishing my snack I went for that weed I so much enjoyed. Then it hit me... I enjoyed it so much that did not really want to quit. Nothing could make me quit smoking if I did not want to. Then it took me less then a month to convince myself I wanted to quit more then anything else in life. At 10:30 PM 8-8-1980 my second smoke of the first pack of a new carton. One drag and I put it out for the last time in my life. Looking back it seemed almost easy. It took me 38 years to learn it is possible accomplish things against the odds, if you really want to bad enough. Re: Summer job openings Entertainment Fireworks will have 2-3 summer positions open preferably to college students this year. Interested teachers are also encouraged to apply. Must be over 18. Must be able to pass federal background check and no felonies on record. Some lifting of 30-40 pound boxes. 5 days a week, some overtime. This is handling low explosives and incendiary devices. Not extraordinarily dangerous, but it is what it is. Yes we have safety training and safe handling procedures. And we have an excellent safety record. Most of the work is stocking bins, packing boxes for the various events, installing ignitors, and the various associated duties with the above. EFI is a pleasant place to work and we pay above minimum wage. We would especially like to have students who will come back 2-3 summers. Our summer work force for the last several years graduated and went on in life. We would prefer those who live in the Olympia, Lacey, and Yelm areas because of the cost of gas. Interested parties please contact me off this net. E-mail me your phone number and you will be contacted by our HR person, Judy Julian. "Happiness is the sky in bloom" -J Larry Mattingly ('60) ~ From my office with rain pounding on the roof. I will teach a class here tomorrow and we have live-fire practice. The newbies are going to get wet. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) To: Cathy Geier ('66) Re: All Bomber Luncheons Read your entry today. Thanks. All Bomber Luncheons are easier than it seems. This is what has worked for me and others in case you decide to go and "do" a luncheon. This is also for any other Bomber who wants to "do" a luncheon. Set a time, date and place. Put a couple of entries in the Sandstorm letting everyone know it is coming. I always announce the time, date and place the week BEFORE and the week OF the luncheon. This way you don't get caught up in emails and everyone wanting different times, dates and places. Who ever is the host has to take charge and stay in charge. Works like a charm. When I did the first one in Fife (Tacoma), WA. January 2001 (with Maren backing me and keeping me going) I was quite surprised to get there early and find that 13 Bombers were already there. Those that attend are eager to be there with a group of Bombers. A Bomber luncheon can be two or more. Some Bombers thought they might get one and ended up with five or more. Keep the luncheons going Bombers. There are always new areas to get one going. Any Bomber can do it with minimal work. I am always here to support by email. Wish I could go to all of them. **grin** Visit the luncheon website and you will see there are plenty of cities with enough Bombers to do luncheons. Glad you are doing well and getting what you want being back in Seattle, Cathy. -Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) - West Richland, WA ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/15/08 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Ken Heminger ('56wb), David Rivers ('65), Leona Eckert ('65) Cathy Geier ('66), Mike Davis ('74) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ron Holeman ('56) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Roy Ballard ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Theartis Wallace ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Barbara Smith ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Terry Ganz ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jessica Avant ('95) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ken Heminger ('56wb) To: Rick Maddy ('67) Re: The Sad Saga of the Ticket Booth I read with great interest your post about the Richland theater.. The picture that was included refreshed the old memory.. and it confirmed how I remember it, the booth was off to the right. As I read how you were attempting to preserve the booth by cutting around the glass and counter I thought, WOW!.. what a keep sake that would be.. but then I read on where the whole thing ended up in the trash and the thrill that it would be saved was suddenly shattered along with the glass. Truly a sad affair.... Although I would have never got to see it, I applaud your effort in trying to save the booth, along with your commitment to restore the building. Bomber Accolades -Ken Heminger ('56wb) ~ Great Falls, MT 37 **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David Rivers ('65) Re: Birthdays Well today has been a hectic one. Some "hand-out" free newspaper supporting the incumbent judge did a hatchet job on me. I was so shocked to see such garbage about myself. Now I know how the people feel who have stories run about them in those grocery store check out rack rags with their stories run along with the alien babies and Sasquatch sightings... it is really stomach turning... but this is not about me and tho I only have a moment I really need to wish two '63 Kats a HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Roy Ballard and Thea Wallace!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! on the 15th! -David Rivers ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Leona Eckert ('65) Re: Gus Keeney ('57) Though our families practically grew up together, Gus, I haven't seen any of you kids since the early '60s. OH I have seen Patty ('63) a couple of times in various stores about town but even that was many, many years ago. But to the point--I never would've recognized you without your name being added to the pictures from the [Arizona] luncheon in today's Sandstorm. Man, you are definitely a mixture of your Mom & Dad! I can so easily see both of them when I look at your pictures. A fine man you've turned out to be! Hope you & your sibs are all well and doing well. Miss your Mom & Dad. They were wonderful people. -Leona Eckert ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Cathy Geier ('66) Hello Everyone, Thanks Patti [Jones Ahrens ('60)] I can not do the luncheons. I still am looking for a place to live and having professional job interviews while substitute teaching. In a week or so I go back to Richland to sub teach for a week or so when I clean up and pack up for storage. Also everyone, please note the typo in my recent entry.. I am not BUST but rather BUSY..!!!!! Larry [Mattingly ('60)].. thank you for your so well-written story about quitting smoking. I love reading this Sandstorm; you never know what people will contribute and what amazing adventures and slices of personal life will be revealed. Maren, have you or anyone considered compiling many episodes and publishing a book from them? [Sure! Quite a few have suggested that. I barely have time to publish the Sandstorm every day. ALL the archives are on the website. You want the "book" job? Go for it. -Maren] Yesterday I ate at one of my favorite restaurants in Seattle: the Guadalajara in Wallingford where I always have a combination meal and speak Spanish with the staff. I love Wallingford where I lived right out of college when working as an international stewardess and later throughout most of my teaching days. Its rainy here and I just picked up 2 boxes of stuff stored at one of my recent house sitting jobs.. a load in the car, a job and no permanent place to live just yet. Bombers always persist and Bombers get wonderful things to happen. This must apply to apartment and house sharing situations. Go Bombers -Cathy Geier ('66) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mike Davis ('74) Re: Will the real Mike Davis please stand up? A letter to the Sandstorm yesterday stated that I had a son named Levi. What a surprise!!! I do teach in Finley and Levi is an old student of mine, but not a new son! Levi's dad is a friend of mine and his name is also Mike Davis, but it's not me!!! -Mike Davis ('74) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/16/08 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Kaylene Henjum ('60), Linda Reining ('64), Cathy Geier ('66) Rick Maddy ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Hazel Morgan ('52) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Debra Anne Crane ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Tami Lyons ('76) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rhonda Miller ('78) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Kaylene Henjum Livingston ('60) Re: Will the real Mike Davis stand up Re: Mike Davis ('74) So sorry about the confusion on who Levi belongs to. We now know that there is two Mike Davis's..I imagine that the teacher Mike ('74) would like to get this cleared up. lol That's what you get for having such a unique!!!! name.. I did know that there was a teacher out here by the same name, but it did not register with me. Sorry about the extra addition I added to your family... could be a little fodder for the gossip ring in this small community!!!! I wonder if Mike and Levi know that they are the topic in the Sandstorm? Fortunately I know them quite well and they will totally understand how "I" got this mixed up.... -Kaylene Henjum Livingston ('60) ~ sitting in Finley wondering what little tid bit of information I can get wrong again.. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Linda Reining ('64) to:David Rivers('65) re:"slammed" give US the name of that "rag"----we'll give them a tongue- lashing like they have never seen!!!!!!! let alone printing crap, they have NO right to pick on a Bomber!!!!!! grrrrrrrr "hell hath no fury like a Bomber done wrong"!!!!! *grin* Linda Reining(Boomber Bomber class of '64)......Bakersfield, CA---still NO rain like they keep predicting! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Cathy Geier ('66) Sure thing Maren! I'll do the book. Send me a laptop. I am getting tired of using the library for computer use. Sometimes my next to shoulder neighbors are from unsettling circumstances.. etc... need I provide more description? Maybe in the book.. Who will compile these wonderful entries into a book? I will edit! -Cathy Geier ('66) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Rick Maddy ('67) Re: Movie Theaters To: Ken Heminger ('56wb) Ken, the way your post read, it looked like you might think I have something to do with the Richland Village Theater renovation project. I assure you, I do not. Although, I must say I did build a picnic table one time. I have only been thinking out loud with what I remembered about the theater as a child. Both theaters actually. After reading Burt Pierard's ('59) post, I believe I will step further into my memories and say those wood doors had something like glass port holes in them and had padded red leather on the inside. Maybe they didn't. Strange the way the brain functions, or in my case not function. I really have to question my thinking and hope there is a photo, preferably color, somewhere. My generation's theater was the Uptown theater, of course (ca. 1960 1970). Screen in front, Carmichael on the right, Chief Jo on the left. Not sure where the Christ the King kids sat. I do recall the Uptown always having the glass doors entry. I was standing in the ticket line preparing to lie about my age one winter night at the Uptown theater when one of those glass doors loudly snapped and shattered into 1000s of little pieces. Mr. Stiles was standing there when it happened. A jaw dropping moment, but the show went on. I figured God had missed, therefore, I paid the age correct and outrageous price of $.35 cents. I had been around the Richland Village quite a bit because I lived right across the street from L&C Elementary on the corner of Casey and Downing St. The grade school yard, baseball field, Carnation Milk Company with the fleet of beautiful milk trucks, Safeway, the Rexall drug store and Village theater were my stomping grounds beginning in 1954, most generally as a child shopping with my mother. The mischief escalated from there on. Nevertheless, the late '60s, possibly the early '70s too, took a toll on my brain and I find what I think I saw and what I really saw, sometimes backed up with photos, was sometimes out of sync. There must be hundreds of photos of all the phases of both theaters somewhere, you think? I would like to see some of the first photos of the Richland Village Theater... just one more time. I have found myself pondering 'just one more time' for a lot of reasons these days. My son, Ben, turned 30 yesterday (14th) and my daughter turned 38 (6th)... not sure where the time went. I do hope I didn't miss much. -Rick Maddy ('67) ~ Huntington Beach, CA ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/17/08 ~ HAPPY ST. PATARICK'S DAY ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff: Virginia Brinkerhoff ('54), Ken Heminger ('56wb) Burt Pierard ('59), Bill Wingfield ('67) Rick Valentine ('68), Jon Lemburg ('90) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Richard Roberts ('49) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sharon Templman ('55) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lisa Lysher ('79) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Virginia Brinkerhoff Sweetland ('54) Hi Maren, not sure what date it was but my brothers pointed out to me that there was an article by Peg Sheeran Finch ('63) mentioning the carousel and asking if it was associated with the Tastee Freeze. So, as designated Brinkerhoff spokesperson: No the carousel was part of the Richland Amusement Park which was operated by Jess and Elva Brinkerhoff as a way to provide summer jobs for us kids. My sister, Doris ('57); brothers Jesse Reed ('52-RIP); Ken ('61), and I, spent our after-schools and weekends taking kiddies for rides on the merry-go-round, the little cars, airplanes, and the train -- sold pop and ice cream, popped popcorn, and woke up mornings praying for rain so we could go back to bed (just kidding -- we LOVED our work and our customers). Brothers Richard and Keith came along after the amusement park was closed and gone. Mom was our day-to-day supervisor and Dad spent most of his spare hours trying to keep the miserable train running. I have particularly warm thoughts now about the merry-go-round because it brought me the love of my life, a nice looking young GI who came riding up on a Harley-74, and I traded him a ride on the merry-go-round for a ride on the Harley and there was no looking back. When I went away to college, Russ shipped out to France; I followed him; we were married in a 12th century cathedral on the west coast of France; spent close to the next 50 years only kicking ourselves that we didn't keep the Harley. I now live in the middle of nowhere in Ferry County. Actually, it is not too far from Omak where Peg Sheeran Finch lives, which started this story. Thanks for asking. -Virginia Brinkerhoff Sweetland ('54) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Peg was responding to a note in the 3/11 Sandstorm from Michael Charboneau (NAB)... Michael is looking for family members of Parker A. Hanson. Parker was the original owner of Tastee Freeze in 1952. Michael is doing a TV program on Richland 50 plus businesses and wants to get the history behind Tastee Freeze. -Maren] **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ken Heminger ('56wb) Re: The Sad Saga of the Ticket Booth It would seem that I directed my accolades to the wrong person. I guess that's what happens when you read a post with a tear in your eye.. things get a little blurry. I still think it was a shame that a little piece of history was not salvaged. Anyway, my apologies to Burt Pierard ('59) who was initially responsible for trying to save the booth. Even though it didn't pan out, it was a noble effort. And thanks to Rick Maddy ('67) for setting me straight... -Ken Heminger ('56wb) ~ Great Falls, MT 31 **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Burt Pierard ('59) To: Rick Maddy ('67) Re: Theater Doors Your recollection of the glass portholes in the wooden doors is right on. (See pic that Maren referenced for the Village Theater since both theaters were built from the same plans.) My recollection was that the portholes (at least at the Village) were painted black on the top & bottom, leaving about a 2 inch, clear, horizontal "see-through" slit. Presumably, this black portion was to block the afternoon sun from shining into the theater. I don't recall the inside padding (it certainly could have been there) and don't recall if the Richland portholes were painted. Most all my memories (mid to late '40s) are of the Village (Glen Rose ('58) recalls that the Village Theater was called "The Kid's Theater" & the Richland Theater was "The Grownups' Theater"). Glen's recollection is probably based on the 12 cents Village Theater Saturday Matinees (Double Feature, 2 Cartoons, 1 Serial, 1 Newsreel and Pre-Views). That was one of my most significant memories of the safety of old Richland Village - we were allowed to walk, singularly or in small groups, as young as 5 years old, clasping our dime & 2 pennies tightly in our hands, all across town & back. BTW, that was the only showing, that I recall, when the theater was cleared afterwards - the price went up to 25 cents for the evening shows. Thanks for "triggering" the memories. Bomber Cheers, -Burt Pierard ('59) ~ Richland **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bill Wingfield (Blue Ribbon Class of '67) Re: Santa Fe Area Bomber Luncheon Well we only had 2 diehards at our luncheon today. The good news is we didn't need name tags. See the attached pic. I did find out that Donna McGregor Salazar ('57) came to Santa Fe, by herself I might add, at the young age of only 28 with only 2 dimes in her pocket. I didn't know she was such a wild child. Donna's high school art teacher Jim McGraw is here and hopes to come to the next Bomber luncheon. Cindy Payton Hoffman ('65) wanted to make it but had 10' of tumbleweeds blocking her garage door. This kind of sounds like somewhere else I know. -Bill Wingfield (BRC'67) ~ Santa Fe, NM where the winds are howling, but 10 of us rode 8 bikes yesterday, 1 trike, and 1 truck to Abq to the Super Bike Show and back. We did have to stop at Hooters and The Santa Fe Brewery on the way home. This is a fun town, but I miss the green grass of Augusta, GA, and of course Richland. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Rick Valentine ('68) Re: Lunch and Slot Machines! Spokane Bomber Lunch The first Spring Spokane area lunch was held yesterday 03-16-08. We moved the Lunch to Northern Quest Casino in Airway Heights for a change in pace, the service was good, the food was very good and best of all the prices were reasonable. 10 Bombers and spouses attended. Gary Persons ('57), Jean Bruntlet ('62), John Bruntlet ('54) and his wife Christie (NAB), Richard "Dick" Coates ('52) and Kay Mitchell Coates ('52), Rick Valentine ('68), Karen Cole Correll ('55) and her husband Gary (NAB) and Jim House ('63). The Next Spokane lunch will be on Sunday May 18th and we are planning on having it at the Casino again. Any Bombers in or around the Spokane area, come and join us for lunch in May, we would love to see some first timers and the regulars and not so regulars, lots of story telling and reminiscing about the good old days in Richland. -Rick Valentine ('68) ~ Spokane, WA Where we woke up to almost an inch of snow this morning, just Mother Nature letting us know that winter is not over yet! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** From the new ALL Bomber Alumni GuestBook From: Jon Lemburg ('90) Sunday 03/16/2008 2:26:55pm COMMENTS: Well, here is a familiar name. How are you Tara? Congrats on getting married (a year late)! I hope this finds you well...Jon -Jon Lemburg ('90) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/18/08 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Barbara Sharp ('61 & '62), Barbara von Olnhausen ('62), Gary Behymer ('64), Rick Maddy ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Carol Brady ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Barbara Sharp Lysher Porter ('61 & '62) Happy Birthday to my daughter, Lisa Lysher Fuller ('79) on St. Pat's day. I was in the labor room at Kadlec Hospital eating green Jello all day... won't tell you how may years ago, and neither will she! Happy day dear.......Mom -Barbara Sharp Lysher Porter ('61 & '62) ~ storms in Oklahoma today... it's spring! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Barbara von Olnhausen ('62) Re: Oregon man sentenced for military awards forgery They don't all get away with it! -Barbara von Olnhausen ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary Behymer ('64) To Whom It May Concern? ... or Lost at the Top Notch! Christina, at the Top Notch, lost the note that you left for me. Out of curiosity whom might you be? -Gary Behymer ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Rick Maddy ('67) I made this little compilation slide show on Huntington Beach after a car show on Main Street passed through last week. Not all these photos were made on one day. If you watch fairly close, you will see a person you will recognize. I had to put the photo in there because we were at a donut shop in HB two timing the Richland Spudnut Shop when I took the pic... I couldn't resist putting the pic with the rest of them, anyway, because it fit. I figured somebody might get a kick out of this. There is music if you have speakers. Something fun and easy to make. Click here to watch my slide show -Rick Maddy ('67) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/19/08 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber funeral notice: Marguerite Groff ('54), Larry Harrold ('56) Missy Keeney ('59), Gary Behymer ('64) Sean Lewis ('77) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Don Panther ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Cheryl Raekes ('74) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Marguerite Groff Tompkins ('54) Maren - If you can't use the address below. Add my e-mail address so If someone wants that information, they can get in touch with me. Let me know if there are any problems with this. As you often have to do!!! CLASS OF 1996, ATTENTION: I received the following from my granddaughter, Jackie Naugle Sammons ('96). She received it from a friend of Paul Dodson ('96) and his wife Marquel ?? Dodson ('96). Jackie asked me to put it in the Sandstorm. She has a day care and is not on the Sandstorm. Dear Friends and Family, My name is Josh Blankenship ('96) and you may not know me, but we do have something in common... our love for Paul Dodson and his family. Paul graduated from Richland High School in 1996 and Washington State University in 2004. He is married to his high school sweetheart, Marquel and together they have a beautiful little girl, McKenzie who is almost eight. In 2005 Paul was accepted to Logan College of Chiropractic and moved his family to St. Louis in pursuit of his dream to become a Chiropractor. Recently Paul graduated with his second Bachelors of Science Degree and is now half way through to obtaining his Doctorates in Chiropractic. As if the stress of living on one income, going to school full time, living in a different state and raising a child isn't enough, Paul has been diagnosed with an Acoustic Neuroma brain tumor, also known as a Schwannoma or Meningioma, that is located on the right side of his brain. So far the tumor has caused 95% hearing loss in his right ear, vertigo, numbness on the right side of his face, and he cannot taste anything on the right side of his tongue. The cost of the surgery is astronomical and their insurance is only covering 80% leaving them with a $30,000 hospital bill, and $15,000 is due by APRIL 3, 2008, which is 20 days before surgery. Surgery has been scheduled for April 23, 2008. The Dodson Family is in need of our prayers and financial contributions. If you are able to help support Paul and his family, please make a donation at any US Bank and reference the Paul Dodson Benefit Account. Or you can send your donation to Paul and Marquel. [Paul & Marquel's address removed for their privacy. Email Marguerite if you want that. -Maren] -Marguerite Groff Tompkins ('54) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Larry Harrold ('56) Re: Speed Traps I received this from a friend and was surprised to see this interesting information. Those of you that travel around the country in your vehicle might want to check out speed traps that are around those cities on your route beforehand. I find it a cruel paradox that gas prices are the highest they have ever been and continue to rise just two years after Lois and I bought our first motorhome. We always enjoy the people on the road who recognize our "Richland Bomber Alumni" license plate frame and stop by to visit about their experiences around the Tri-Cities, or just to tell us they are from the Tri-Cities. When we were in Soldatna, AK, we stayed in a Campground that was run by a Hemphill family from Richland. Also, on that same trip, there were two nice young men from West Richland who worked in the Denali Park and sold us our tickets for the excursion bus and gave us directions on where to stay while in the park. When you get the web site up, click on the state. Then the next window is a listing of all the cities in that state. Click on your city and there are the speed traps listed. I had no idea this was available to everyone. -Larry Harrold ('56) ~ Regards from Richland where the nice spring weather is arriving. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Missy Keeney ('59) Re: Maddy's "Surf City' video To: Rick Maddy ('67) That was a great video you put together and I loved the music! However, I noticed a distinct absence of "eye candy" for those of us with the double X chromosome! What's up with that? To all Alumni Sandstorm Bombers! I am bursting with pride for you and Burt Pierard and your generosity to the Richland Players. I think they were a bit skeptical when Burt suggested the project and how funds might be raised. You have raised some eyebrows and isn't that what Bombers are noted for? Raising eyebrows!!! You are appreciated!! -Missy Keeney ('59) ~ Richland **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary Behymer ('64) Re: Kevan Welsch From the 'you had the need to know' category: Washington State 11 Man Football Records thru the 2007 Season Most Field Goals---Career Kevan Welsch, Richland (1987-1989) 24 FG 32 Games -Gary Behymer ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Sean Lewis ('77) Greetings, Bombers -- especially those still in the Tri-Cities. Just a quick word here that if you happen to be at the Bookwalter Winery in Richland this coming Saturday or Sunday (March 22/23), I'll be playing there in my acoustic duo Lewis/Lane ( and if you're a Bomber, PLEASE come up and say hi. (I'll be the homely one on your left!) This especially includes you old-timers like the Tadlocks and the Chapmans. I'd be glad and honored to see you. Thanks, take care, and Go, Bombers! -Sean Lewis ('77) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Funeral Notice >>Kay Gulley Severance ('55) ~ 9/16/37 - 3/14/08 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/20/08 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Joretta Garrison ('58), Dena Evans ('64), Rick Maddy ('67) Mike Franco ('70) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Leah Collins ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Joanna Faulkner ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sherri Daugherty ('67) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Sue Pritchett, aka Joretta Garrison ('58) Re: Class of '58 list of missing classmates. WE NEED YOUR HELP FINDING THEM for our 50th Reunion in September. We know some did not actually graduate with us in 1958 (shown as WB "woulda-been" '58 grads), but we've taken the liberty of adding them to our MASTER LIST. Some moved away or left school for other reasons before graduation. But we remember them as classmates in grade school, junior high, or high school. B ARTZ E AYCOCK Rose Karen BAILEY Janelle BAKER Nancy Joan BENJAMIN Padilla C BERG Carolyn Sue BROWN Hebert Yolanda Beverly BROWN Jean CARRICO-WB Bonnie A. CHRISTENSON Rothwell Dorthea COBB Stan COLE Thad COLEMAN Janis Marie COLLIER Wahl E Grant CORCORAN Barbara COX M CRAWFORD Eddie DAY-WB Roger DEAN Ellen DeFORD Lucinda Janie DOUGLAS Smith Lyn DUNTON-WB Billy Rae EASON Earlene EDWARDS Sullivan L EVANS Marguerite FARRENS Chin P FISH Penny FOSTER Warburton Virginia Lorraine FREY James S FRIESEN William W GILL David GOSTNELL Joan GREEN Harvey Linda Lou GREGORY Ardys Colleen GUNN Edna Viola HALE Dunn Danny HARRIS Donavon John HARRIS Walter HART-WB Diane HEATH Patricia Ann HOLLINGSHEAD Wagster Walta HOOVER Jerrie Sue HOUSLEY Buckingham Neva HOUSTON-WB Teddy INAMURA Frances Jane INGMIRE Marjorie Jean INGMIRE J INGRAM Leonard JACKSON Norman JACKSON S JACKSON Kay Arlene KLAUSER Denise KRUEGAL Eleanor LEWIS Steven LEWIS Phillip LIPAROTO Constance Sue LOGSTON Allen Wanda LOOMIS Judy McCORMICK T McGUIRE Mike McKEOWN B MEYER Tommy MILLER-WB Betty MORTON Dart Donald NELSON Joyce NICHOLS Patricia O'CONNELL MacEachren Rosemary OSBORN Judy OVERSON Frazier-WB Sandi PAULSON-WB B PERKINS Jacqueline Mae PETERS Fraley Carol PETERSON R PROFFITT C QUIMBY Kevin REILLY Lon George RENZ C ROBERTS C ROESTEL D RUSSELL D SADLER Patricia SALIE Bob SCHARE-WB Katherine Marion SCHELL Edith May SCHOENLEBER McKnight Jeanette SCHOLL Jerry Grover SHIPMAN Paul SKALICKY Ruth SMILEY Karl MILTON Smith L SMITH Paul Marian SMITH B St.GEORGE Larry TAYLOR Donald TETER Paul Leon THOMAS-WB Gail TROUT Mollyanne TURNER Milner M VOORHEIS Charles Byron WARE Donald B WARE Henry E WARREN Ted WARREN Bob WILLMONT-WB Harry WOODS Sandra J WRIGHT If you know the whereabouts of any of these classmates, please email the Class of '58 "Keeper of the Master List" Judy CROSE Snowhite She's listed in the phone book if you'd rather write or phone. -Sue Pritchett, aka Joretta Garrison ('58) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dena Evans Harr ('64) To: Rick Maddy ('67) Re: Rick: The pictures from Huntington Beach were great, and the music you selected to play with them was perfect. I had to replay it a couple of times to get a better look at those wonderful vehicles..brought back some memories for sure! The last few pictures were stunning. I have always loved sunsets, especially the ones that are viewed over water. -Dena Evans Harr ('64) ~ Portland had a little rain and a little sunshine today. Unfortunately, when I left home to run some errands, it was sunny, but by the time I arrived at my destination, it was raining. Guess that I haven't been caught out in the rain enough to carry an umbrella! LOL! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Rick Maddy ('67) To: Missy Keeney ('59) My sincere apology about that double X thing, Missy. The two females are the only two photos I have of girls on the beach. First one is named 'tan line' and 'stars' is the second. I'm not that interested in photographing people in general unless they stir emotions and when I do the snap is most often impromptu. Project started out with just Woodies on the pier, but I didn't have enough Woody photos to fit the song. "Surfer Girl" by the Beach Boys was a given because a woody, like ships, are girls, not boys. You are just going to have to be satisfied with the surfer boy on top of the wave and the long-shot of 'waiting for the rogue' towards the end on this one. I'll work on the beefcake a bit harder next time for the homogametic crowd. "Surfer Girl" by the Beach Boys (beginning): Little surfer little one Made my heart come all undone Do you love me, do you surfer girl Surfer girl my little surfer girl I have watched you on the shore Standing by the oceans roar Do you love me do you surfer girl Surfer girl surfer girl We could ride the surf together While our love would grow In my woody I would take you everywhere I go... etc. etc. My next project is putting my hay photographs together that I took on my several trips across America. I'm naming the video "Hay America.' HA for short. Title sort of grabs you, I thought. Draws one in. Not sure if a bale of hay is XY or XX. I will give Maren a couple samples and see if she posts them. 1. Hay Nebraska 2. Hay Virginia (the foggy one) -Rick Maddy ('67) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mike Franco ('70) to Mike Davis re It's not my son....yeah, right, tell it to the judge! -Mike Franco ('70) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/21/08 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Helen Cross ('62), Gary Behymer ('64), Joanne Boyd ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gini Miller ('49) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Donna McGregor ('57) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marji Brewder ('69) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) Being a minister's wife for the first year, I just want to wish everyone a Happy and Blest Easter this year. We've just had a very moving Maundy Thursday service for our small congregation, and are looking forward to a meaningful Good Friday service. On Easter we will start with an Easter Sunrise Service at 6:45 am, as the sun doesn't rise til almost 7 these days around here. We were planning to have it at the Grandview Park right at the river, but with all the flooding, the road is either half submerged, as is the park, as is the case right now, or all muddy and mucky from being submerged, so we've moved back a few blocks to another shelter... then our regular services will be at their regular times in both churches. We'll be heading out to Washington State again to be in Brewster April 1 to celebrate the memorial service for Warren's grandmother, Elsie Kirk who would have been l05 had she not passed away in February of this year. (Elsie was also Ellen Bohringer ('65) and her sisters grandmother, so we hope to see them there as well. Then we'll head on down to Richland, well, my mom and brother, Roy ('65), live in Kennewick now, and Tieton, and then head back for Pullman and Seattle and the airplane. I'll miss the Bomber luncheons again. But it will be good to visit with some old, and dear friends and relatives. Funny how the meaning of the term "old friends" changes over the years.... -Helen Cross Kirk ('62) ~ Grandview, where we had a beautiful day of sunshine and almost 60 degree weather today. It helped to dry us out after almost 7 inches of rain on the day before. We had one church basement flood, but the other one is still dry. Much of Grandview is under water. I guess this is sort of a delta around here. But I do love my winter view of the Ohio River. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary Behymer ('64) From the 'you had the need to know' category: Here are some 1952 Richland phone numbers. Harty, William 7-2998 Hodgson, Robert 5-5982 Parsons, C H 8-5747 Spudnut Shop 5-8380 Rish, Fran 5-6652 Rivers, B B 5-6462 Brinkerhoff, J R 5-5887 Pierard, J P 8-2652 Smyth, W D 5-7627 If anyone else has forgotten their 1952 phone number feel free to email. -Gary Behymer ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Joanne Boyd ('67) Re: Big Climb Just to follow up... I made it to the top of Columbia Tower in Seattle! No record time, just 69 stories, 733 vertical feet. Was glad to hear ONE Bomber has done it, Brad! The guy who came in first or second was 40, he did it in about 7:30 minutes. That is flying up the stairs. Also, my mistake, there were over 5,000 people who did the climb. It is a fund raiser for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. My Dad died from lymphoma, so for me it is dedicated to him. I also raised about $250 just by emailing a few friends! Maybe next year a Bomber will join us?? We seem to have a hard time finding anyone who wants to do this... hmm. -Joanne Boyd ('67) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/22/08 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Cathy Geier ('66), Lynn-Marie Hatcher ('68) Sean Lewis ('77) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Luana Ivers ('52) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mike Rice ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jeanie Crigler ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Nina Jones ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gordie McMaster ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Janet Ell ('72) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Cathy Geier ('66) Hi everyone, I hope you are having a great weekend. I got my wonderful apartment in Wallingford. When was the last time you moved into a place and slept on the floor and on morning awoke and decorated the cardboard boxes with old towels, had coffee and made a double run to Goodwill? It looks better now.. functional to have 4 chairs and 2 tables.. one has to have legs attached... More will be revealed after a scouring of moving sales this weekend... -Cathy Geier ('66) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Lynn-Marie Hatcher Peashka ('68) Re: my first phone number To: Gary Behymer ('64) Look this up, please. M.E. Hatcher - 75677 I'll bet you anything that I got it right -- I have never forgotten that phone number, but I was only 1 in 1952 ... so it's possible that Dad and Mom had a different number then. I doubt it, though. (In fact it seems to me when we moved 5 houses up the block on Cullum to buy our "F" House from the government (I was 5), we kept the same number. And then of course, the WHitehall got added. I never liked it, but it did make me feel like we had joined the telephonic big-leagues with older towns like Kennewick (JUstice), and Pasco (LIberty). But why, if they were "LIberty and JUstice", why weren't we "FOr all"!!!!) If I got it right, post it in Sandstorm, okay? I can use the accolades to boost my spirits right now! ;-) Thanks, -Lynn-Marie Hatcher Peashka ('68) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Sean Lewis ('77) Greetings, Bombers -- especially those still in the Tri-Cities. Just a quick word here that if you happen to be at the Bookwalter Winery in Richland this coming Saturday or Sunday (March 22/23), I'll be playing there in my acoustic duo Lewis/Lane ( and if you're a Bomber, PLEASE come up and say hi. (I'll be the homely one on your left!) This especially includes you old-timers like the Tadlocks and the Chapmans. I'd be glad and honored to see you. Thanks, take care, and Go, Bombers! -Sean Lewis ('77) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/23/08 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff: Jim McKeown ('53), Gus Keeney ('57) Patti Mathis ('60), Gary Behymer ('64) Susan Baker ('64), Pam Ehinger ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim Wade ('76) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim McKeown (the Wonderful Class of '53) Re: Birthday Happy Birthday on the 24th to my much older brother, Tom ('53), who will be celebrating with his vast family in the Walla Walla area. I'm in Portland at daughter Deb's, and this is the last chance at a computer until we arrive home Wednesday. The Oregon coast is calling for a few days over Easter!!!! Tom, both Mike ('60) and I are very fortunate to have you there, taking care of the folks on a daily basis... what a blessing. We both are not quite sure how you can handle a daily dose of being in Bluedevil country, but I know that it's probably the price you pay for all of the "stuff" you handed down while we were growing up in Richland. What comes around goes around. Anyway, Happy Birthday, and may you enjoy many more. -Jim McKeown, from the wonderful class of 53, who can hardly wait to get home to Sacramento, where it's been in the 70s and sunny. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gus Keeney ('57) Re: Phone numbers Our (The Keeneys) phone number in the early '50s was 8-0107. Amazing what old numbers you never forget!!! Thanks for the memory jog, Gary!!!! Larry Mattingly ('60) by for a couple of days. I took Larry and friend Jackie (NAB) along with Marilyn DeVine ('52) on what normally would have been a jeep run yesterday. I used my F150 super crew because it seats 4 more comfortably. We went over to the American Girl Mine and then made the attempt to go on up to the Guadalupe Mine. I was amazed that "Ole Thunder" made it all the way up to the Guadalupe with no problems at all. Jackie is a graphic artist who is also a Pyrotechnition does most of the firing designs for Larry's Fireworks Co. We did a lot of photo-Op stops. Jackie is from Alaska and was amazed at all the different desert plants and critters we have around here in the Yuma area. She got so she could spot even the little lizards as we drove by and would have me stop for her to get photos of them in all their different colors. It was another beautiful day in Sunny Yuma. We went on over to Glamis, CA to the Imperial Sand Dunes to eat lunch at my friends Food Vending Trailer. (BEEJ & ROJO"S KICKED UP FOODS) Larry (Rojo) and BJ Elliot were my neighbors in St. Helens, OR when I lived on Riverside Drive. All in all, a great day with Marilyn whipping up an impromptu chicken dinner with what she could find in my meager Larder!!! Larry and Jackie left earlier this morning to go to San Diego for a quick visit with his grand kids before flying back to Seattle. I'll send some photos if I can get them sorted out today. -Gus Keeney ('57) ~ Sunny Yuma, AZ where it is going to be another beautiful day in the high eighties or nineties!!!! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Patti Mathis Wheeler ('60) To: Gary Behymer ('64) Hi Gary. My dad and myself are have a huge argument about our first real phone number. Sure would appreciate some help. It would be listed as Jim and Doris Mathis, or maybe just Jim Mathis... not sure... at 2214 Humphries. I think when we lived on Smith it was an operator thing. My dad also remembers going to some telephone pole in the neighborhood and using the phone there. Thanks, -Patti Mathis Wheeler ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary Behymer ('64) To: Patti Mathis Wheeler ('60) 8-9562 is the number. Please let me know who the 'winner' is... To: Lynn-Marie Hatcher Peashka ('68) Congratulations! M.E. Hatcher - 75677 is the winning number. FYI - 7 other people did email me to request their old numbers. I did call of the #s before giving them out... No answers (;-) -Gary Behymer ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Susan Baker Hoover ('64) sends out emails telling you that someone has signed your guest book. That is great news! The only problem is that if you don't subscribe to the Gold Membership, you can't see who signed in. So, if you have done that and haven't received a response from a person, don't feel like you have been ignored. Our Sandstorm is still the best way to connect and we need to spread the word. -Susan Baker Hoover ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Pam Ehinger (The Blue Ribbon Class of '67) OK Gary Behymer ('64)! You started this! If I remember correctly, we always had the WH in the number as far back as I can remember. I remember when they dropped the WH and we all had numbers no letters. My phone number was WH4-8757 then it went to 944-8757. It would have been under Max Ehinger. But when you told some one your phone number you'd say 944-8757 because we were use to saying the WHitehall. I hope All Bombers have a very HAPPY EASTER! Bombers Rule -Pam Ehinger (The Blue Ribbon Class of '67) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/24/08 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers sent stuff: Ann Clatworthy ('54), Pete Overdahl ('60) Dave Hanthorn ('63), Carol Converse ('64) Patricia de la Bretonne ('65), Rick Valentine ('68) Betti Avant ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bill Witherup ('53) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Tom McKeown ('53) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Cindy Lust ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rick Dahlin ('72wb) FORMER RICHLAND TEACHER BIRTHDAY Today: Lynn Dunton **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ann Clatworthy Weyerts-Hogshead ('54) Re: Phone numbers I remember our phone number (740-W) at 1018 Thayer Drive in or around 1944. Could that be? -Ann Clatworthy Weyerts-Hogshead ('54) ~ In downtown Fort Valley, VA ... just back from Easter Sunrise Service. It is in the 30s and cold! Jim mentioned getting back to Sacramento for warmth and others mentioned AZ, we could use a little of that old man sun here too. Soon we will be complaining about it being to hot! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Pete Overdahl ('60) To: Alumni Sandstorm Re: Reader, Daughter or Son of Officer Arbuckle. I recently went through a box of photos and have a photograph of Officer Arbuckle who worked with my dad, Chief C.H.Overdahl at North Richland in the '40s and early '50s. I would like to forward a copy to you if you will drop me an e-mail with your mailing address. It is a good photo and I would like to see if gets to you. Thanks -Pete Overdahl ('60) ~ Richland where spring is starting and most enjoyable in the land of the Bombers. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dave Hanthorn (Gold Medal Class of '63) To: All Bombers Re: Richland phone numbers Well, of course we all remember our old Richland phone numbers. We were brainwashed. The only way we had any chance of getting away from the dreaded boogy-man was to tell the friendly policeman "My name is David Hanthorn and I live at 1107 Perkins and my phone number is 4-7707." That stuff was drilled into our heads from the moment we first murmured "ma ma" or "da da". Now, how that was ever gonna stop the boogy-man I have no idea, but I know as sure as sure that it woulda worked. The only other telephone number that I can ever remember is my current one, and I only remember that cause I've had it for over 30 years. Thank goodness I was able to keep the same number when I moved, cause if I hadda try to remember a new number now, I would be in big trouble and the boogy-man would get me fer sure. -Dave Hanthorn (GMC '63) from Mercer Island, WA where I've been rootin' the Cougs to two big victories in the "Big Dance". The Cougs are in the Sweet Sixteen!! Woohoo! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Carol Converse Maurer ('64) To: Gary Behymer ('64) OK, I'm really curious now. What do you find, if anything about our old number? George Dewey & Doris Converse, 430 Douglas. Thanks, -Carol Converse Maurer ('64) ~ Eureka, CA sunny, but still on the coolish side. Very nice early service we had this morning with no clouds at all. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Patricia de la Bretonne ('65) ok ok. 5-8977. there. -Patricia de la Bretonne ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Rick Valentine ('68) Re: WHitehall exchange To: Gary Behymer ('64) We did not move to Richland until the phone numbers were WHitehall and very soon after the numbers changed to 94. Our number was WHitehall 6-6084 and then 946-6084. I have several old WHitehall phones and have photos of them posted at Remember Dial Phones? Several different styles shown here. I know who WHitehall 6-6084 and WHitehall 6-5541 belonged to but don't know who the other numbers belonged to. -Rick Valentine ('68) ~ Spokane, WA where it is 33 and foggy this morning and we had 2" of snow Friday morning... Mother Nature must have missed the Thursday Memo about the first day of spring! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Betti Avant ('69) Re: Phone Numbers Our phone number when I was little was 8-9992. As I recall the WHitehall prefix was added in the late 1950s (thinking I was in the 2nd grade). When they put in the WHitehall numbers our number changed to 943-3098. It stayed that way even when my folks moved out to the mobile home park in the early '70s. They then added the 375 exchange and that was in north Richland. I got thinking about the WHitehall numbers-it seems early on it was only 943 or 946 but nothing else. I remember West Richland was YOrktown-96 and the first few times I called my friend I was always dialing 90(I was not smart enough to figure out there was an O on the phone and kept getting the operator. My mom set me straight after several attempts. -Betti Avant ('69) ~ Lacey, WA where I hope everyone had a blessed Easter (forgot to send earlier greetings as I had gum surgery on Wed.) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/25/08 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff: Dick Pierard ('52), Pappy Swan ('59) Missy Keeney ('59), Linda Belliston ('63) Gary Behymer ('64), Linda Reining ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Virginia Brinkerhoff ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Frank DeVincentis ('56wb) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Susan Gunter ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Karen Davis ('76) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dick Pierard ('52) Seeing our later 5 digit phone number in that list a couple days ago, Burt ('59) and I remember the time our dad used his political influence to get one of the early new party line numbers, and for one fleeting year our number matched the calendar year: 1947-J. -Dick Pierard ('52) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: George "Pappy" Swan ('59) Re: Old Richland Phone Numbers -- Memory Measuring Mementos For Old Bombers? Recently, when I can remember to do it, I have been thinking ... about ... my memory. I have come to realize that Reading Alumni Sandstorm is not only informative for Bombers of all age classes, from those of, as Neil Diamond would sing, "...TODAYYYY!" to those like me whose memories are becoming just, "...dust blowin' in the corners (or shadows) of my mind," somewhat close to that sung by someone else. But, reading Alumni Sandstorm is also quite "memory specific therapeutic" for seasoned Bombers, such as I. Having been an asthmatic kid, I well remember many things, such as, nose stuffing dust storms and lung choking episodes of running mindlessly in close proximity behind the "skeeter fogger." I remember winters with icy cold, windy air and way more snow than we ever get nowadays, that made for spectacular hickey, hooky, or bumper bobbing (whatever we called it -- can't remember), and a number of other unorganized and unapproved youth activities of the "growing up years" in Richland, WA. But when it comes to old phone numbers, the GE light bulb in my head immediately begins to brown out with considerably less illumination. I remember a "numbers only" phone number. I think it began with a 5 (Seems like 5502 rings a bell ... in there, right next to the light bulb). I remember the change to the "WHitehall" number, I think it began with WH. I know ... Duh! But, stick with me here. Then, I remember the number beginning with a "9." But, I'm thinking that came about after I was gone into the service. So, by then, I had other things to think about and ... remember. I distinctly remember my service number (one of those prior to using social security numbers). I even remember the license plate number of a beloved old pickup (long gone but not forgotten). As a hunter, that particular license plate number, "A311A1H" was easy to remember -- "A model 311, double barreled, side by side shotgun ate one hen." Well, it made sense to me! So now, I am in a quandary, just a shade away from frustration. If I cannot remember my old phone numbers or addresses, does that mean that my memory is beginning the final fadeout? Here, in the autumn of my life, I sit and think about these mind- boggling questions, but mostly, I just sit. -George "Pappy" Swan ('59) ~ Burbank, WA where once again the sun shines on my almost thoroughly graying head as it struggles to remember, "What was that phone number, that I so thoroughly memorized, in my senior year at Col High, of that Bomber girl that I never quite got up enough nerve to call?" You know, the one that I have agonized over, ever since? Hmmm, just occurred to me. Who was that girl? I can't remember. Oh well, I'll just take my current best girl, the blonde with four legs and bad breath, and go fishing. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Missy Keeney ('59) Re: What? To: David Hanthorn ('63) David, if I'm not mistaken, there were NO boogy-men in Richland when we were growing up. Burt Pierard ('59) maintains there are STILL no boogy-men in Richland. If I say "lock the car," he says, "this is RICHLAND!" Oh, the innocence of youth and senility! -Missy Keeney ('59) ~ in beautiful downtown Richland where there are STILL no boogy-men, only the trolls in the shelter belt Mike Davis ('74) reported. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Linda Belliston Boehning ('63) Re: Class of '63 Missing Classmates We're looking for the following classmates for our 45th Class Reunion in September. If you know where any of them are, please email me. Fay Appleby, Phil Armstrong, Bill Barnes, Marilyn Barrett, Keith Beiers, Richard Bishop, Susan Bishop, Shaun Blackburn, Cheri Bowlin, Joyce Brady, Denny Casto, Lyman Christopher, Bob Cottrill, Kathy Culver, Richard Davis, Diana Dean, Leroy Dearing, Richard Ewing, Jim Franklin, Monty Franklin, Jaleen Fusman, Bonnie Gage, John Gower, Ron Greene, Shirley Griffin, Chris Hollister, Princess Jackson, Betsy Jones, David Jones, Barbara Knoll, Mary Ellen Leach, Walter Lindblom, Betty Marois, Jerry Marsh, Nancy Marshall, Sandra McFall, Bob Moore, Marilyn Moore, John Morris, Trish Murphy, Georgia Nugent, Eileen O'Hearn, Mike Pease, Alan Peters, Richard Peterson, John Pickering, Michael Reynolds, Celelia Ruiz, Ken Shaffer, Patricia Sheehy, Jim Soloman, Maureen Smith, Ed Stambaugh, Waunita Stuart, Larry Tew, Bonnie Timmerman, Paul Turner, Patt Watt, Carol Williams, Kathy Wilson, James Wodehouse, Connie Woodcock, Tom Zamzow, Gary Zweifel Thanks, -Linda Belliston Boehning ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary Behymer ('64) Re: Bank Teller The bank where I do business has a teller 6'7" / 318 Lbs... -Gary Behymer ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Linda Reining ('64) To: Gary Behymer('64) have "brain fade"--have NO idea what my phone number was when I was a kid---go for it, Gary. *grin* Norman J. Reining 404 Rossell and Norman J. Reining 1111 Elm Street Linda Reining(Boomber Bomber class of '64).......Bakersfield, CA ---we "hit" 80 degrees today(Easter Sunday)and I am sitting here, with my foot propped up and a "stabilizer-brace" on it--- minor car accident and ended up with a chip bone fracture in my right foot! NO bowling for about 4 weeks. boo hoo ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/26/08 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Joretta Garrison ('58), Pappy Swan ('59) Judy Willox ('61), Dave Hanthorn ('63) Cathy Geier ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jon McDougal ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Twins: Dale and Gale Gunter ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jeffrey Suchland ('90) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Sue Pritchett, aka Joretta Garrison ('58) Re: '58 in '08 PLANNING Meeting Class of '58 Reunion meeting is scheduled for next Tuesday, April 1, 7pm in the Lounge at the Richland Community Center. Please mark your calendars, and come help with the plans. -Sue Pritchett, aka Joretta Garrison ('58) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: George "Pappy" Swan ('59) To: Gary Behymer ('64) Re: Bank Teller Gary, As I have become the "Incredible Shrinking Senior Citizen," who has shrunk from 69.5" to about 67" (or 5'7") in five years or less, your yesterday's note about the big bank teller caught my eye. "The bank where I do business has a teller 6'7" / 318 Lbs... " Now, at my height and weighing in a little over 200 lb (but valiantly struggling to lose some of it), I resemble a Volkswagen Beetle. But, for Aaron Johnson, weighing that much, at 67", means that he must be built like a Sherman Tank. Or, was that supposed to be 6' 7", which would make him look more like an Abram's Tank? Oh well, either way, he's a big ol' boy and must be most intimidating to the opposition on the football field, and to any would-be bank robbers. -George "Pappy" Swan ('59) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Judy Willox (Classic Class of '61) To: George "Pappy" Swan ('59) and Linda Reining ('64) Re: Old Phone Numbers and Such After reading the entries for both Pappy and Linda, I just could not go up to bed and sleep soundly without putting their poor minds to rest. :o) And besides, why would anyone want to wrack their poor brains when there are always people like Gary (Behymer '64), Burt (Pierard '59) and me who gather and keep all these old things we do. All ya gotta do is ask. :o) Pappy, where were you in 1946? Don't find you until 1955 when you are then listed at 1328 Wright with the number of 5-5502. Ring any bells? Pardon the pun. Seems you stayed there on Wright through all your growing up days. The number later became 945- 5502 As far as being an asthmatic kid; I can empathisze with you on that one. I will never forget the night I sat in an emergency room with a small little boy too close to death for ANY comfort! Asthma is nothing to take lightly. Linda, you are an enigma. In the March 1946 Richland phone book, you are listed at the Rossell address with the number R-1186J. Then in the November 1946 book you disappear. No listing. Then in the 1955 book you show up again at the Rossell address with the number 7-0583. Do you hear any bells? Just kidding. :o) Then in the '60s, I find the lsting for N J Reining at 1616 Perkins with the number 943-3878. When did you live on Elm? And are you sure you did? ;o) To: Missy Keeney Baker ('59) and Burt Pierard ('59) Missy, don't you let Burt tell you that there are no boogy-men in Richland. I know darn good and well there are. They took five of my seven dwarves (Snow White was never the same after that.) They took my Baby Jesus (right out of His bed no less), and the bench right from under my nose practically. They broke into the neighbors truck, Nick's truck, PJ's car and several other cars on this street. Guess they couldn't find what ever it was they were looking for in Nick's truck, so they broke into his sheds three weeks later. Geez, no boogy-men? What would you call these people Burt? Now keep it clean--already called them all the names you may come up with. :o) [I'd call them snot-nosed youngins with nothing better to do... NOT boogy-men. -Maren] To: Linda Belliston Boehning ('63) You might be able to find Jim Wodehouse ('63) through Larry Holloway ('64). He is in the phone book and lives in West Richland. Sorry I can't help you with anyone else. -Judy Willox (Classic Class of '61) ~ Richland where the buds are beginning to show on the trees in the back yard. Spring is working hard to get here. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dave Hanthorn (Gold Medal Class of '63) To: Missy Keeney ('59) Re: Phone numbers Well of course there were no Boogy-men in Richland when we were growing up. That's cause we all (except maybe Pappy ('59) and Linda ('64)) remembered our phone numbers and the other junk so good. Weren't no lil kids fer the boogy-men to get, what with all the protection of the phone numbers and the friendly policemen and all. It's simple, no lil kids to get means no boogy-men. -Dave Hanthorn (GMC '63) ~ from sunny Mercer Island, WA where I'm bettin' that number one North Carolina won't drop no hundurd points on my Cougs Thursday night. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Cathy Geier ('66) Hello, My old phone number was 82082.. I loved that symmetrical number. The moving has gone very well. I am in a nice apartment in Wallingford which I love and is a bit more expensive than I had expected but is worth it. I went to a moving sale and got a lot of furniture from a woman pediatrician from Germany returning to her home quickly.. oddly enough .. she is German heritage, as am I. Her father worked in nuclear fusion research.. mine did. Mine also translated German documents as part of his work. She also taught tennis in high school! We had a fun time.. her selling me a futon and bed and other items. I feel like I have a kindred sister/spirit in Germany.. manhalf my age. I do need cups and glasses and many other normal kitchen implements until I go to get things from Richland storage. My kitchen is filled with recycled Tully's cups!! I began substitute teaching here in Highline Schools.. it's surely different than in Richland. In a class of 26 students I would guess that 5 are of Caucasian ethnicity.. others were from Mexican heritage, Vietnamese, black, Filipino and Cambodian and likely others. My guess is based on many factors: dress, customs, translations needed, intonation patterns, sentence phrasing and what I know of origins of names. Very interesting school scenario to teach in. I loved my first 2 days. Take care all. I shall post another Seattle area Bomber luncheon soon and I hope someone may be able to meet me in the Wallingford area. -Cathy Geier ('66) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/27/08 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Bill Berlin ('56), Linda Reining ('64) Vicki Schrecengost ('67), Lori Simpson ('70) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Char Dossett ('51) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lenora Hughes ('55) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: George Barnett ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Georgia Rushworth ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gayla Armstrong ('74) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bill Berlin ('56) Re: Telephone numbers What? You guys had telephone numbers! You must have lived in the northern or western part of Bomberville. If we had known there were telephones to be had we would not have had to run little Jimbeaux ('63) or brother Bruce (KHS '60) around the neighborhood with hand written messages. Do I know what my Richland telephone number was? Heck no. I don't even remember what my Seattle phone number was and that was just five years ago. I think the Richland number was 00U812, or is that the number to order Chinese? Re: Cougar Basketball This is going to be a test alright and I am not sure if a good defense will offset a good offense in basketball. It worked against Notre Dame but I don't know just what basketball coaches or players would rather have... big D or big O. In football and hockey defense if a huge part of the game and in fact, the teams that get into the Super Bowl or Stanley Cup are usually very strong defensive teams. If you can keep the other guys out of your end zone or net, you don't have to rely in scoring so much... just a TD or Goal more than the other guy. No matter, it will be a very interesting game and I don't think that NC will have seen a team like WSU so it will be interesting to see how they work that pressure defense. Whilst I am ordinarily not a Coug fan, I will be glued to the TV with a beer in one hand and a Cougar Gold cheese sandwich in the other. -Bill Berlin ('56) ~ Anacortes, WA where we are waiting and waiting for Spring to show up. It is still cold here, especially at night. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Linda Reining ('64) to:Judy Willox('61) re:phone numbers bet I know the reason we disappeared in the November 1946 phone book--my dad got laid-off from Hanford and we moved to Pasco and lived in "navy homes" while he worked for the railroad, then he got re-hired at Hanford and we moved back to Richland---both times, we lived on Rossell---don't remember the first address, but the second one was 404 Rossell---both were prefabs. *grin* have NO idea why there was no listing for Elm Street----1111 Elm---the Perkins address was after my folks divorced and that's where my dad lived. and, I remember NONE of those numbers! isn't that awful?????? this old age is for the birds, or whatever/ whoever is responsible for "stealing" my memory! *grin* re:boogey-men wasn't there some sort of song that we would sing to keep the boogey-man away? Linda Reining(Boomber Bomber class of '64).......Bakersfield, CA......the heat has returned and am not liking it one bit--- high 70's and mid 80's is too dang hot for March! (Maren, is it too late for you to add to this to my earlier entry? sorry, just remembered about the Spudnut Shop being on the Travel Channel) re:Spudnut Shop watched the Travel Channel tonight(Wednesday)--they did a special on donuts and they showed our own Spudnut Shop! anyone else watch it? I didn't recognize anyone, but it was neat to see the shop on TV and see Val and hear her talk about how the shop got started, and how she plans on handing it down to one of her nieces or nephews in 15 years, so Richland will have Spudnuts for a long, long time. we had Krispy Kremes(UGH)and we have Yum Yum Donuts and a Winchell's, but NO Spudnut Shop! Linda Reining(Boomber Bomber class of '64)....Bakersfield, CA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Vicki Schrecengost Carney ('67) Re: Memories You people have much better memories than I. Can't remember any phone numbers we had in Richland. (We lived on Duportail twice, Sanford, Thayer and Goethals). Does it count that I can remember the license plate number from our '56 Ford? It was FNG 187. Who the heck knows why I remember that! -Vicki Schrecengost Carney ('67) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Lori Simpson Hogan ('70) Re: Tastee Freez owners I know who owns it now, but not the original owners. I don't know if they may have any info on the original owners. The current owner is a friend of my son and he is 32 years old. -Lori Simpson Hogan ('70) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/28/08 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Mike Clowes ('54), Dave Hanthorn ('63) Fran Teeple ('68), Randy Ragsac ('81) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jay Siegel ('61) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) To: Linda Reining ('64) You mean other people watch the Travel Channel? Saw that show only because the basic subject was doughnuts (donuts?). Seems the Northwest made the list thrice (3 times). Not only Richland's very own Spudnut Shop, but also one weird place in Portland and a moderne joint on 5th Avenue in Seattle (good luck finding parking close by). And, like you, didn't recognize anyone other than Val. To: Vicki Schrecengost Carney ('67) Folks bought the car in Pasco, did they? Way back when one could tell were the car was licensed by looking at the plate. When the State started licensing cars, the system began with a letter which stood for a county. The letters were allocated on a population basis, though not always true. Thus King County (Seattle) started with the letter A. Benton county had the letter R and Franklin county got FN (probably because F went to Ferry county). -Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where it is currently sunny and cool with rain or snow looming over the western horizon. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dave Hanthorn (Gold Medal Class of '63) To: All Bombers Re: The Cougs As expected, North Carolina showed why they are the number one ranked team in the nation. However, I am still very proud of my Cougs, and think that they should be given some recognition for holding NC to 42 (!) points under their average in the tournament up to this point. I also think that if the Cougs could have just hit just their usual percent of their OPEN shots, this game would have been a lot closer. The announcers on CBS kept going on and on about how NC's defense was doing such a great job on the Cougs, but all I was seeing was the Cougs missing open jumper after open jumper that they would normally hit a fairly respectable percentage of. I don't think this had anything to do with NC's defense, I think the Cougs just had (unfortunately) an off shooting night that couldn't have come at a worse time (unless it would have been in one of the first two games of the tourney). Don't get me wrong, I am not saying that the Cougs could have or should have won the game, I am just saying I think the game might have been significantly closer if the Cougs would have been hitting. I will say that Tony Bennett should be coach of the year. -Dave Hanthorn (GMC '63) ~ from sunny but cool Mercer Island, WA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Fran Teeple ('68) Re: The Donut Special To: Val Ghirardo Driver ('72) Val, you were superb on the show tonight. Thank goodness, Mom called this afternoon and told me it would be showing on the Travel Channel Wednesday so I didn't miss it. I don't care for donuts. But, Spudnuts are in a league of their own - Light, airy, enough to chew and sweet. My Mom has a story about when we moved in our home on Hodges Court in about '49 or '50. The house has a basement, but they got their stuff moved in and didn't pay any attention to the basement. After about 3 weeks, Mom and Dad heard some noises in the basement, investigated and found they had a tenant with a lease with the prior owners. This guy turned out to be nice enough so they let him stay for the rest of the lease he had - something like six months. He got up at 3 in the morning, went to work, came home in the afternoon and went to bed. My Dad got up at 6:30, went to work, came home at 5:15, worked on his architectural drawings until about midnight and went to bed. So they almost never saw him. The guy - his name was Jerry - had a brother. He'd had a job doing something else, but he and his brother decided to start a bakery, actually a donut shop. His brother's name was Barlow. Barlow Ghirardo. I'd love to know if Val and Sharon ever heard this story of how our families met. -Fran Teeple ('68) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** From the new ALL Bomber Alumni GuestBook. From: Randy Ragsac ('81) Thursday 03/27/2008 0:55:43am COMMENTS: Just wanted to drop in and look at the alumni page. Hello to class of '81. I wanted also to update my email address. -Randy Ragsac ('81) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/29/08 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 8 Bombers sent stuff and 2 Bomber funeral notices today: Bill Hightower ('49), Bill Witherup ('53) Bill Berlin ('56), Terri Royce ('56) Nancy Stull ('59), Carol Converse ('64) Linda Reining ('64), David Rivers ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Pattie Crigler ('59) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Anne Jochen ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gary Carpenter ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Brian Johnson ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gary Crow ('65 **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bill Hightower ('49) To: Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) My very first car was a '31 model A ford coupe. With a beautiful I think, blue paint job, semi water soluble paint. After the first rain there was a blue outline around the car. The plate number was CO 108. I spent a lot of time at the old CAP base south east of town where the gravel pit is now. One night, with snow on the ground, I left the airport with 5 kids in the front and two in the trunk. We left the A/P the back way over a bouncy trail when the battery shorted against a brake rod and the engine died and the lights went out. We all had to pile out so I could remove the floor boards in order to get to the battery and return it to the proper place. Everyone but me thought all that was hilarious. After getting underway again, I had to turn around and go back and pick up Eddy Mickulecky ('50) who was on the ground still laughing. I loved that car. I sold it to Capt. Smith who was the CO of the Richland squadron of the CAP. One thing I really liked about the car was that it would stop on a dine. (It had mechanical brakes). I saw Capt. Smith later and he was upset to find that it didn't have rear brake rods!! I joined the Air Force August 2nd '49 and never saw him or the car again I can't help asking, since there was another aka recently, but could you please explain your use of aka and two names. Regards, -Bill Hightower ('49) P.S. I can only remember the names of 4 of the 7 kids. Eddy, Pat Verellen, Shannon Craig and me. If this rings a bell with anyone out there, please refresh my memory. Bill **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bill Witherup (Ancient Class of '53) Re: famous persons Well, Tom McKeown ('53) and I had the same March 24 birthday! Big hug to you, Tom. Another famous person, a few years older, who shares the March 24th marquee, is Lawrence Ferlinghetti, famous poet of the Beat era. Any Seattlites who wish to attend a post bd party and event, come to the Common Room, Green Lake Public Library, Sunday, March 30th - noon to 4pm. "Still living on the right side of the dirt", yours truly, -Bill Witherup (Ancient Class of '53) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bill Berlin ('56) Re: Cougar Basketball Guess my answer is, go with offense. Getting to the Sweet 16 was based on a very good effort by Wazzu and I don't believe the pundits that gave the victory to NC because of their defense. Early on, the Cougs couldn't buy a basket on E-Bay but it wasn't because NC was in their face. They were just cold at the wrong time. I do think that WSU had not seen a team as fast as NC but their turnovers really killed them, especially in the first half. Having three teams in the Sweet 16 was not bad for the Pac 10. Go UCLA and go Stanford. It is pretty amazing how many freshmen are leading their teams this year. -Bill Berlin ('56) ~ Anacortes, WA where it is snowing and beginning to stick. Where the heck is Spring. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Terri Royce Weiner ('56) Re: License Plates To: Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) Hey Bob/Mike -- I hate to attempt to correct my elders, but I believe license plates back then were lettered according to the size of the county (i.e., King was the largest so it was "A"). I guess that would knock Benton County down the ladder a bit to its "R", huh? However, Franklin and its FN plates raises a question. Was Franklin County so small that the DOL had to resort to abbreviating it because other counties had taken all 26 letters? What's the discrepancy. Anyone? Or maybe (there's an outside chance) I'm just wrong -- gasp!! -Terri Royce Weiner ('56) ~ Seattle (the "A" city in the "A" county) where we're freezing our tails off. (At least our Corgi says that's what happened to hers). **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Nancy Stull Jewell (Knutson) ('59) Our "old" number was 8-3032. My mother doesn't remember, bless her heart she's 98 but I do. -Nancy Stull Jewell (Knutson) ('59) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Carol Converse Maurer (Magic Class of '64) Re: Spudnuts I surely wish that I could have seen the show on the Discovery Channel. I had it written down from when it was in the Sandstorm way back when, stating it would be either in February or March. I wish that someone would have announced it once again in the Sandstorm before it aired. Hoping that it will be on again. [Carol -- If memory serves, it was on the Travel Channel. -Maren] Carol Converse Maurer (Magic Class of '64) We're getting rain once again. Will it EVER become spring? I doubt it. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Linda Reining ('64) to: Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes('54) re: donuts that shop in Portland would not be one I would be going into--- just too bizzare for me. *grin* although, some of those combinations did sound interesting. now, the one in Seattle I would try, if and when I get back up to that area. *grin* Linda Reining(Boomber Bomber class of '64).........cooler weather in Bakersfield, CA for the next few days---am loving it. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David Rivers ('65) Re: I'm a friend of David Rivers... Rivers The ancient chant of so long ago still rings in my ears... "sung" to the pounding of tables and the tune of the old Hamms Beer Commercial. Two '65er birthdays today, the 29th... I missed Lenora Hughes Bejarano ('55) the other day but I did send her an email. Life has got so hectic lately what with my work, my campaign and this defamation lawsuit for my Mom and me against the "free press"... hit a grand slam today on the liability portion of the case and the court found all 6 counts of defamation per se... trial on damages in June or July but in any event before the primary... the other lawyer said he couldn't possibly be ready by then... judge told him all discovery is done... only the amount of damage at issue... he wants a jury which will increase the damage from what the judge would find... judge told him to pound sand on the trial date... An article on the whole thing will come out in the real news paper tomorrow and I will share it with you all maybe Monday or Tuesday as time allows... It will be in the Saturday Las Vegas Review Journal for Linda McKnight, as I know she can't wait till Monday or Tuesday... sooooooooooo anyway, today is the celebration of the birth of two of my greatest buds of all time... I hate to bore you with the same old tales of these two... they were something in HS and both of them have achieved so much in their chosen professions.. one is a boss jock in Seattle... may even be in syndication now like the Real Don Steele... well not exactly since Don ain't with us any more... but famous anyway... the other designed many of the schools in the Tri-Cities and even our own Col-Hi (or rather RHS)... I'll never forget these two as they contributed so much to my youth and continue to share our early early middle age... HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Brian Johnson ('65) and Gary Crow ('65)!!! -David Rivers ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Funeral Notices >>Alice Lagergren Scholz ('72) ~ 8/1/54 - 3/22/08 >>John Frank ('46) ~ 11/12/28 - 3/20/08 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/30/08 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 8 Bombers sent stuff: Kay Mitchell ('52), Mike Clowes ('54) Linda Belliston ('63), Carol Converse ('64) Harvey Irby ('64), Linda Reining ('64) Mike Franco ('70), Vicki Owens ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Wayne Killand ('48) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Patsy McGregor ('54wb) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Linda Belliston ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: John Bixler ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Craig Perkins ('69) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Kay Mitchell Coates ('52) To: Bill Hightower ('49) Re: Your Old Coupe Hi Bill, Your story of your old car reminded me of the fun my best friend Nonajean Sterling ('52 RIP) and I had with a 1934 Model A Coupe that we named "Henry". Her folks got the car for her and her brother Keith Sterling ('50 RIP) to share. We got Keith's permission to paint the old jalopy green and gold, but after we got the hood and a side stripe painted gold, we changed our mind and decided black and gold looked really good and was only half the work! What fun we had cruising around town in this classic old car, complete with rumble seat. Nonajean and I dated twins in our sophmore year, and going to the drive-in with them in Henry was great fun. We flipped a coin each time to see who got the rumble seat. We would pool our money and put in 25 cents worth of gas and cruise out to the Big Y Drive In. I remember on one of our rides, and how frightened we were when a fire started under floor board and we had no idea how to put it out. Nonajean stopped the car, removed the floor board and we jumped out, grabbed handfulls of gravel and threw on the flames to put the fire out. My recollection is that when Keith went into the Navy, Henry was sold and our great adventures came to an end. -Kay Mitchell Coates ('52) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) To: Bill Hightower ('49) The "AKA" was appended by a fellow classmate at R2K. It stems from a youthful attempt at "protective coloration" way back when. The parental units divorced and married other partners. In the custom of the day, I was "awarded" to the maternal half. In registering for school (3rd grade), I used the new husband's last name. When I went into the service in '55, I was told I had to use the name on my birth certificate, and it has been that way ever since. Confussing, right? To: Terri Royce Weiner ('56) My understand was that it was the population of the county and not the geographical size that was the determining factor. Hence King County (Seattle) had "A"; Pierce County (Tacoma) had "B". I'm not sure whether Spokane (Spokane) had "C" or Clark (Vancouver) got that letter. Then Snohomish (Everett) or Thurston (Olympia) would get "E". So "F" didn't really go to Ferry County, which may have fewer people than Asotin. There is another choice, which would be the order in which the counties were established. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR, where the snow is in the hills and not in town. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Linda Belliston Boehning ('63) Re: Class of '63 missing emails We have snail mail addresses for the following, but would like help in getting their email addresses... If you know their email address please notify me. The snail mail addresses were from 5 years ago so if you know if any of them have moved since then I'd appreciate any information... Paul Abrams, Ken Anderson, Gary Bartram, Peter Baugher, Myra Bayless, Forest Berg, Leland Bond-Upson, Pam Boness, Greg Boyd, Mary Jane Brady, Karen Breedlove, Barry Bristol, Dave Brown, Mike Caldwell, Tom Caraway, Iris Carter, Beth Chiles, Judy Cole, Kathy Collier, Steve Cooper, Donna Cromwell, Tom Daily, Lynn Davenport, Richard Davies, Francis Davis, Geraldine Davis, Kay Davis, Tonya Day, Richard DeGraw, Sharon Denny, Jack Ellis, Barbara Englund, Larry Faubert, Judy Fisher, Don Funderburg, Joan Funderburk, Marvin Gale, and Claudia Harmon, Barba Gamertsfelder, Buel Gammill, Judy Gilman, Gary Gilmore, Darrel Glasford, Ed Graverson and Louise Hartcorn, Marilyn Groff, Patty Hagemeier, Ed Harding, Judy Haws, Ann Hennings, Bill Henry, Karen Henshaw, Lawrence Hetrick, Pat Hexum, Norm Hill, Ken Henricks, Sue Hokanson, John Hopkins, Cecil Howard, Barbara Howe, Mike Hughes, Floyd Hunter, Rick Irish, Louise Janin, Mary Ellen Jeffs, Sandy Jenkins, Vicki Jenkins, Leslie Jensen, Diane Johnson, Ted Johnson, Rance Jones, Donna Judson, Frank Kendall, Susan Kinney, Terry Klute, Dianne Kornberg, Dolly Koshman, Donna Koshman, Gerald LaBorde, Mike Lahrman, Joyce Lee, Ann Link, Carol Logston, Sharon Longcrier, Marion Lundrigan, Sharon McDermott, Tomi McKinnon, Dave Medema, Michelle Meeker, Lane Merryman, Barbara Meyer, Verbie Moss, Brad Mosteller, David Mulvey, Mary Napier, Bill Nerpel, Larry Newton, Bill Norton, James Nylund, Fran Oates, Joan Odegard, Emory Orcutt, Susan Peterson, John Putnam, Bill Redmond, Darrell Renz, Bob Riley, Linda Rislov, Richard Robertson, Shannon Roushey, Loretta Rowe, Mike Schoonover, George Sharp, Marcia Short, Michael Smahlik, Don Smith, Denny Smith, Vicki Smith, Paul Smith, Leland Stevens, Mary Jane Stokes, Emajean Stone, Cheryl Tacke, Fred Tausch, Bob Taylor, Jerry Taylor, Eddi Thompson, Lorna Urseth, George Valdez, Ralph Wade, Theartis Wallace, Jim Ward, John Warner, Lloyd West, Carol Wiley, Robert Wilson, Susie Woodfield, Margo Woods, Ivalee Workman, Sheila Zangar, Diane Zelley Thanks, -Linda Belliston Boehning ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Carol Converse Maurer (Magic Class of '64) To: Linda Reining ('64) Re: Terry Davis ('65) I read yesterday that they have hired a person to take the place of Micky Horton on Days of Our Lives and it isn't Terry Davis. I'm thinking perhaps there may be another lawyer position in the future and perhaps he will get that job. They don't usually hire someone that doesn't fit the age in real life. Micky Horton is pretty old and they would have to do a lot of make up on Terry to bring him up to that age. -Carol Converse Maurer (Magic Class of '64) ~ Eureka, CA I'm thinking that perhaps we are all in the same place with this winter weather. Lots of people are still complaining about the COLD weather that we are still getting. Just where is Spring I'm wondering?! I told my husband, again, that I don't think I can deal with this kind of weather for the rest of my life. I know Victorian houses are colder than usual, but think the rest of normal houses are cold as well. I'm glad to hear others are cold also, tee hee. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Harvey Irby ('64) Re: David Rivers for Judge Thought some Bombers might be interested in seeing the 4'x 8' campaign sign I have on the side wall of my back yard in Las Vegas. Go David! -Harvey Irby ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Linda Reining ('64) to:David Rivers re:article in Las Vegas paper Lenora(Hughes, '55)Bejarano sent me the link to find that article!!!!!! what a bunch of BS!!!!!!! am glad you are suing for defamation and I hope you win MORE than you are asking for!!!!!! I absolutely HATE those "rags"---they can print false-truths and half-truths and they always seem to get away with it!!!!! I still say, you let the Bombers reply and that little paper will be out of business very quickly!!!!! *grin* I know, you don't want any of us to do that, but that article is disgusting!!!!!!!! as bad as the "rags" that print stuff about the "stars". makes me so mad when those "rags" garner income because people are so convinced that "if it's in print, it has to be true"!!!!!!!!! and, try getting them to understand that it isn't true!!!! my mom used to buy "Star", "National Enquirer", "The Globe" and others and she believed everything they printed, cause she was of the belief that IF it wasn't true, how could they say it???????? finally convinced her they were LIES and to quit wasting her money and making the editors of those "rags" richer!!!!!!!! I hope you are very successful in making that editor POORER!!!!!! *grin* Linda Reining(Boomber Bomber class of '64)........Bakersfield, CA....still enjoying the cooler temperatures for a few more days. am loving it! *grin* **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mike Franco ('70) I don't want to upset Cougar fans, but talking about how they just didn't hit shots sounds like what Coug oponents say about playing against the Cougs. One sobering fact that made the outcome fo this game very expected to me: In this two year run of such good ball, the reality is the Cougs beat almost ALL the teams they should have and NONE of the teams above them. In 2006-7 UCLA and Oregon were the best two PAC-10 teams (other than WSU), this past year it was UCLA & Stanford. WSU played those teams nine times in those two years and were 0-9. The Cougs had a really nice run, but there is a reason they were 0-5 against Stanford and UCLA this year. The team did well, played tough, but wouldn't beat UNC in a million years. And UNC shot well below their season % as well. OK Boog, time for you to respond now. -Mike Franco ('70) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Vicki Owens ('72) Our phone was WH6-7582. That was 639 Birch. Zangars had WH3-9782 at 1206 Gowan. I should also have Neills (402 Birch) and Nobles (Rossell) and Manolopouloses (Perkins) somewhere in the recesses of my brain, but they're just stuck up there in that grey matter, somewhere. -Vicki Owens ('72) ~ in cold and rainy Kampala, Uganda ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/31/08 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 14 Bombers sent stuff: Bill Hightower ('49), Kay Mitchell ('52) Virginia Brinkerhoff ('54), Joretta Garrison ('58) Jeanie Turner ('61), Mike Brady ('61) Bob Rector ('62), Dave Hanthorn ('63) Linda Reining ('64), David Rivers ('65) Donna Fredette ('65), Linda McKnight ('65) Pam Ehinger ('67), Sharon Popp ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Tonya Day ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Anita Kolb ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Byrne Haskins ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mary Haskins ('70) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kellie Walsh ('77) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bill Hightower ('49) Re: Model A Fords To: Kay Mitchell Coates ('52) Hi Kay; Sounds like you loved your Ford as much as I did mine. Now, about Model As. Ford produced the A model in the years ` '28, '29, '30 and '31. The '32 was called the Model B. All Fords built thru '2 had forward hinging front doors including the Model T. If your Ford was a '34 it had rear hinging front doors. (Called suicase doors) Also, it sounds like the fire under the floor may have started because the battery shifted as mine did the night I left the CAP base with the 7 kids aboard. I believe the '33 and '34 fords had the battery under the hood in a little recess high up in the firewall. Enough of this "old guy" rambling. And besides, I may be suffering from "old timers" disease. We had a combination class of '49 50th reunion / CAP get together in 1999. I think it is about time for another one. I flew my plane up to Kennewick last year. Its in a hangar on Vista field. When I get moved to Kennewick, I hope we can have another lunch at the cafe in West Richland. or anywhere else. To: Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) Thanks for clearing up the AKA Re: Bragging a little My daughter, Janet Hightower, has had another magazine cover published. Its all digital. Regards to all, -Bill Hightower ('49) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Kay Mitchell Coates ('52) Re: Pictures of Henry the car [yesterday's Sandstorm] Hi Maren I sent a couple pictures of the old car and Nonajean and I. Can I resend so you can put them in the Sandstorm. If so, what address is best? [Kay, Bomber apologies... I missed the pictures you sent yesterday. -Maren] -Kay Mitchell Coates ('52) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Virginia Brinkerhoff Sweetland ('54) To: Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) You're so right that Ferry County would never have qualified for an "F" on license plates based on population, and is definitely less than Asotin. Ferry has the lowest population density of any county in people per sq. mile, but Wahkiakum, Garfield and Columbia counties have a few less people in absolute population. This is getting down to counting folks by the handfuls. In the 2000 census, Ferry = 7,260 souls. Asotin is almost three times as populous. One thing to ponder about, with 39 counties and only 26 letters in the alphabet, even "Z" would have been way out of Ferry's class. Maybe that could explain why Franklin got an "FN"? I seem to recall the Richland plates had an "R", which I assumed was for Richland; what does a kid know. Perhaps I am mis-remembering. If you're contemplating immigration to Ferry County, write me for an interview/application form; we're trying to get checkpoints set up on the two highways that enter the county. Rednecks preferred, and yes, you can get here by crossing the Columbia River on a "ferry". And by the way AKA, you should use whatever name you prefer. I have been giving serious thought to legally changing mine to Matilda, after my maternal gramma. In some circles I go by "Tildie" now. -Virginia Brinkerhoff Sweetland ('54) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Sue Pritchett, aka Joretta Garrison ('58) Class of '58 Reunion planning meeting reminder: ALL welcome on Tuesday, April 1st, 7 pm, in the Lounge at the Richland Community Center. We're planning for our 50th Reunion, which will be held in September. -Sue Pritchett, aka Joretta Garrison ('58) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jeanie Turner Anderson ('61) Re: Old Phone Numbers Dear Maren, Is there a resource for all those phone #. I would love to be reminded of mine. Our family lived at 303 Comstock from 1947 until my dad moved to the Manor in Kennewick in 2004. Thanks for the info. -Jeanie Turner Anderson ('61) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mike Brady ('61) Re: Cougars I got a laugh from this tongue in cheek letter to the sports editor in the March 30,2008 edition of the Seattle Times. I have always enjoy watching Cougar sports. In comparison with the "big city," they have less money to work with and fewer amenities to attract big name athletes yet they provide exciting sports moments each year. The same goes for the Gonzaga Bulldogs. Unless a Husky Rose Bowl or NCAA bid is on the line, I root for the Cougars every time. Congratulations Cougars for your Final 8 run. scroll down to "WSU Hoops" header -Mike Brady ('61) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Rector ('62) I'm getting old and forgetful, did I mention this before? I'm getting older and forget...oh sorry. I bought the old Barnett Farm (Charlie and Myrtle) at 2340 GWWay in 1989. It's an east Benton County Historical Site. Many Richlanders purchased their fresh chicken from Myrtle, right in my kitchen... which was the back screened porch for almost fifty years. Five Barnett children grew up here and every morning they each had to pump the water pump thirty times to water the cows. After school they each had to add another thirty pumps to refill for the evening. The kids absolutely hated cleaning chickens but it was also required. Three of the five kids have visited and identified the approximate location of the outhouse which I've yet to excavate for early treasures. If anyone knows exactly where it was, I would really like to know. The house has received a major upgrade but the dirt is still authentic. And the basement. And the well. And the last apricot tree. Few people have a three foot diameter hand dug well in their basement, but water is only 37 feet down and we have two pumps in it to irrigate the two acres remaining. Richland High used this farm for ag classes for a time so some of you may have wondered about the place. One neighbor of course freaked out and called the fire dept. when I burned the chicken coop down. But the Firemen realized it was just Rector doing farm rehab and they stayed in the Fire Truck and watched. All I could think was, "I wonder what intimate high school moments may have taken place in that old chicken coop?" *note: The day after I signed the papers on the farm, a Fire Dept. rep. visited and posted a notice to mow down the weeds or face a fine. I knew one of the firemen so I called and accused them of leaving this fire hazard unattended for five years until they knew someone was going to purchase. We all laughed cause they truly did not know I had just purchased the place the day before. They came out and helped and put up signs warning all the neighbors not to dump garbage and grass clippings on the back forty. (one lady came over every day and threw her garbage in my back yard... I guess nobody had showed her how to use the garbage disposal) It took all my spare time for about three years just to remove the garbage and junk, sixteen stumps, and the dead vineyard and out buildings. Whenever I get the chance, I get out the metal detector and go hunting around. Treasures are a hoof pick, some door knobs and hardware, a Coca-cola tray that still says "5 cents", farm parts, paring knives... and yes, a few license plates. I even had tabs from my graduating year, 1962, but a wind storm (imagine that) blew it off of my deck and it's never been seen again. Oh, I almost forgot the reminder about license plates. Every time my father saw plates with the A (for King County) he would point and say, "That car is from Seattle." We children would roll our eyes and say, "Yes Dad, we know." The apricot tree has already blossomed and we are looking forward to another great crop. We've got sleet and hail on the last of the apricot blossoms today. -Bob Rector ('62) and Judy Herford Rector ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dave Hanthorn (Gold Medal Class of '63) Re: Basketball Im bettin' that Mike Franco ('70) is one of them poor ol' frustrated Husky fans with nuthin' better to do than try to tear down the highly successful Cougars. It's kinda the same as how the Bulldog and Lions fans felt about the Bombers back in the day. Sad. -Dave Hanthorn (GMC '63) from Mercer Island, WA where it actually was SNOWING on Friday, and is only a couple of degrees above freezing today. When are we gonna get some of that "global warming" stuff so this ol' bear can finally come outa' hibernation? **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Linda Reining ('64) to:Harvey Irby('64) re:David Rivers's sign WAY TO GO, HARVEY. *grin* to:Carol Converse Maurer('64) re:Days of Our Lives/lawyer thanks for the "heads up" on the new lawyer---will still keep fingers crossed that Terry Davis ('65) gets the part that he is "up for". as for old/newer homes being cold---my oldest daughter and son-in-law added extra insulation to their home, throughout the attic and also in the garage walls and it really does make a difference--their house was built in 2001. Linda Reining(Boomber Bomber class of '64)........still nice and cool in Bakersfield, CA. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David Rivers ('65) Re: up and running Thanks to all the Bombers who have given their support of this Lil' Richland kid in his bid for Judicial office... People are fascinated when they learn my campaign colors are my High School colors... lotsa former Washingtonians in Vegas that dome out of the wood work I'll tell ya... always tell me that the Bombers always trashed them in B-Ball so our beloved Art and Our old Pal Phil ('66) seem to have had the right formula... Harvey Irby ('64) went way above and beyond by picking up and displaying a 4' X 8' sign on the block wall at his house (block walls are the means of defining property lines in Vegas... never saw one before coming here)... Last night was a black tie affair with the Gov and a bunch of other high roller types... lasted late but the food was good and it would seem that the entire town saw the article reflecting my win against the "rag"... I was very well received... an "older" lady ran up to me and slapped me on the back telling me she was on my side... she really was about my Mom's age and she just beamed when she met me... I was really surprised... The article in the RJ didn't recognize that there is no more proof required of me in the case... According to the Rules, when one seeks an injunction, he may also request a trial on the merits be accelerated with the injunction hearing... that means that the hearing is evidentiary in nature and requires the parties to put on their proof then and there... I asked for it so the case could be heard and over quickly before the primary election... so when the "legal analysts" stated that I will have trouble proving defamation they missed the point that I already have proved it... the jury will be empanelled only to determine how much the award will be... But the analysts shouldn't feel too badly... the other lawyer hasn't figured it out either... he says he will appeal the decision... unfortunately for him... He was the "prevailing party" at the hearing since the judge could not enjoin the paper from printing as the judge said "more lies"... but in losing the battle, I won the war by proving defamation... so the case cannot be appealed, at least by the defendants until AFTER the jury makes its award on damages... life can be good... anywho, I was sorry to read the Davis ('65) didn't get the roll on "Days of Our Lives"... (he calls about 4 times a week but of course never tells me of the losses)... on the day of my defamation hearing he had a big audition for a Hallmark Movie... so cross your fingers... I love being a Bomber! Off to the injured Policemen's Car Show.. -David Rivers ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Donna Fredette ('65) Re: snow! Happy Spring to everyone! Last night was the most beautiful snow that I have seen in a long while! We had huge flakes and it covered everything. I was sitting at my computer reading an article and I heard screams from outside and ran to look and it was the teens behind me hanging out of windows and running around throwing snowballs!! I had been outside a couple of hours earlier when it was raining cats and dogs and I noticed how cold it was. By the time I noticed the whole ground and cars and trees were completely covered!!!! It was funny to see the icicles and snow covering the pink buds on the trees!! On another note, I am extremely sad to see what David Rivers ('65) has had to endure just because he wants to run for Judge. I think it is an outrage in this country how low people will go to win. I know that people know in advance how low people can sink but it is another thing to actually witness it especially with people you know. Keep your chin up, David, because you have done nothing wrong and people will support you!! You are a great human being and fellow Bomber. GO DAVID!!!! I am looking forward to seeing everyone in September!! Bomber Cheers! -Donna Fredette ('65) ~ from lovely downtown Redmond where the snow is still here but melting slowly **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Linda McKnight Hoban ('65) Okay, Bombers, some of you have read the article regarding our friend, David Rivers ('65), and his defamation case. I think its time for all of us who have read the article, and are steamed by the comments section below the article, "a drunk lawyer who beats his wife" that one in particular, well I think its time we respond about the David we all know and love, and deluge this newspaper, and the rag that wrote the original article, with favorable comments... What do you say??? Are you with me?? Let's show Las Vegas, what the Bombers are about... and help David.... Bomber Cheers for David Rivers, -Linda McKnight Hoban ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Pam Ehinger (Blue Ribbon Class of '67) Re: David Rivers ('65) That story was nothing but out 'n out lies! I may not know David as well as other people do, but I do remember him from high school. He was the BIG senior an I was a sophomore! I knew who he was and so did every other girl! He was n is very handsome! So David like many others I too would like to give the rag of a paper an ear full! Like Linda said if all of Bomber Ville told them the REAL TRUTH about David Rivers from Richland, Washington they would be running for the hills and never show their faces again! Good Luck David! Bombers Rule -Pam Ehinger (Blue Ribbon Class of '67) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Sharon Popp Wise ('67) Re: Spudnuts I also missed the show which included our very own Spudnut Shop. I checked the Travel Channel's website and the episode Donut Paradise will be shown again on April 20 at 9 am Eastern/Pacific. -Sharon Popp Wise ('67) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for the month. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` February, 2008 ~ April, 2008